|Publication number||US3309007 A|
|Publication date||Mar 14, 1967|
|Filing date||Oct 4, 1965|
|Publication number||US 3309007 A, US 3309007A, US-A-3309007, US3309007 A, US3309007A|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (3), Referenced by (17), Classifications (3)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
March 14, 1967 N. ROSENBERG ETAL 3,309,007
WASTE RECEPTACLE Filed Oct. 4, 1965 United States Patent O 3,309,007 WASTE RECEPTACLE Norman Rosenberg, Bayside, and Seymour Kamins, Oceanside, N.Y., assignors to C-Thru Products, Inc., Brooklyn, N.Y., a corporation of New York Filed Oct. 4, 1965, Ser. No. 492,394 1 Claim. (Cl. 229-55) This invention relates generally to the field of disposable waste receptacles, andmore particularly to a'n improved form suited for use in an automobile or other vehicle, which may be closed after the same is filled, thereby permitting both the receptacle and its contents to be thrown away. Devices of this type are generally known in the art, and the invention lies in the speciiic constructional detail which permits an otherwise limp plastic container to be maintained in semi-rigid condition, whereby the opening -thereof is readily accessible at all times and the capacity of the same maintained at a maximum.
It is among the principal objects of the present invention to provide an improved waste receptacle in which the disposable portions thereof are formed from a single sheet of relatively inexpensive synthetic resinous material, thereby permitting complete expendability after a single use.
Another object of the invention lies in the provision of an improved waste receptacle of the class described in which the cost of fabrication may be of a very low order, with consequent wide sale, distribution, and use.
Yet another object of the invention lies in the provision of a relatively limp, flexible, disposable waste receptacle having means for accommodating a stitening member which maintains the opening of the bag in proper condition to readily receive waste and refuse, the stiifening element being removable to permit reuse.
Still another object of the invention lies in the provision of an improved waste receptacle of the class described which may be conveniently suspended from any of a number of knobs or buttons normally available on the instrument panel of a vehicle.
A feature of the invention lies in the convenience with which a filled receptacle may be replaced with an empty one.
Another feature of the invention lies in the provision of a stiiening member which may display advertising text through a transparent wall in the disposable part of the device.
These objects and features, as well as other incidental ends and advantages, will more fully appear in the progress of the following disclosure, and be pointed out in the appended claim.
In the drawing, to which reference will be made to the specification, similar reference characters have been ernployed to designate corresponding parts throughout the several views.
FIGURE 1 is a view in elevation of an embodiment of the invention.
FIGURE 2 is a second side elevational view thereof, showing the side opposite that seen in FIGURE 1.
FIGURE 3 is a vertical sectional view as seen from the plane 3-3 in FIGURE 1.
FIGURE 4 is a side elevational view thereof, showing certain of the component parts in altered relative condition.
FIGURE 5 is a vertical sectional view as seen from the plane 5-5 in FIGURE 4.
FIGURE 6 is a view in elevation showing a stilfening member which comprises a part of the embodiment.
FIGURE 7 is a sectional view as seen from the plane 7--7 in FIGURE 6.
In accordance with the invention, the device generally indicated by reference character 10, comprises broadly: a bag element 11 and a supporting and stiifening member 12.
The bag element 11 is preferably formed from a single sheet of suitable synthetic resinous material, such as thin polyethylene, rubber hydrochloride, or similar materials, which is folded to generally S-shaped cross section to include an upper panel 15, a medial panel 16, and a lower panel 17.
The upper panel 15 is bounded by a lower free edge 19, side edges 20 and 21 which are heat-sealed through the panel 16, and an upper fold edge 22.
The medial panel 16 is bounded by side heat-sealed edges 25 and 26, the above-mentioned upper fold edge 22, and a lower fold edge 27 leading to the lower panel 17.
The lower panel 17 is somewhat larger in area than the upper panel 15, and is bounded by side heat-sealed edges 30 and 31, and an upper free edge 32.
Referring to FIGURE 3, the interconnection of the side edges of each of the three panels 15, 16 and 17 results in the formation of an upper downwardly opening pocket 34, and a lower upwardly opening pocket 35, the former accommodating the supporting and stitfening element 12, the latter forming a larger chamber for the retention of waste material. The supporting and stiiening member 12 corresponds substantially in dimensions to the interior of the upper pocket 34, being bounded by first and second planar surfaces 38 and 39, respectively, an upper edge 40, a lower edge 41, and side edges 42 and 43. A generally circular opening 44 extends through the body of the member 12 and is substantially centrally located.
Aligned openings are formed in the upper and medial panels 15 and 16 by making angularly disposed cuts 45 through the body of the material, or a punched opening (not shown) may be made with configuration and locations corresponding to the opening 44. The aligned openings permit the assembled device 10 to be suspended from a dashboard knob (not shown) in the vehicle within which the device is used, whereby the same may be conveniently located for receiving waste.
When the device has been filled, it may be detached from the above-mentioned knob, following which the stiffening member 12 is removed from the pocket 34 and the pocket subsequently turned inside-out to overlie the upper free edge 32, as seen in FIGURES 4 and 5, thereby completely enclosing the lower pocket 35. In this condition, the bag element 11 may be conveniently handled without fear of loss of the contents, and discarded at a suitable time and place. The stiiiening member may be reinserted into a fresh bag element 11, and the reassembled device again mounted within the vehicle. Where desired, either or both of the surfaces 38 and 39 of the stiening member 12 may be imprinted with a suitable advertising legend, whereby reuse of the stiftening element will constantly keep the advertising message before the user.
We wish it to be understood that we do not consider the invention limited to the precise details of structure shown and set forth in this specification, for obvious modiiications will occur to those skilled in the art to which the invention pertains.
A synthetic resinous discardable waste disposal device comprising: a bag element and a stiii'ening and supporting member; said bag element including a iirst panel of generally rectangular conguration, a second panel foldably connected with said first panel at one edge thereof, and heat sealed along two edges thereof to said first panel panel hingedly connected with second panel and heat mutually opposite directions on either siderof said sec-V ond panel, said stiffening member being of fibrous planar material, of rigidity greater than ythe material forming saidbag element, andvselectively insertable into one of said open pockets; there being aligned through openings in said inserted stiiening member and pocket, whereby said device may be hung upon a supporting member penetrating said opening, said stilfening member distributing the resultant stress to the foldably connected edge bounding the pocket into which said supporting member has been inserted; said first and second pockets being disposed in partially noneoverlying relation, there being n aligned through openings in said inserted stiffening member and the pocket into which it is inserted, whereby said device may be hung on a supporting member kpenetrating said openings` References Cited by the Examiner UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,520,449 8/1950 Allen 229--71 2,971,874 2/1961 Canno 229-55 3,017,070 1/1962 London 229-62 JOSEPH R. LECLAIR, Primary Examiner.
DAVID M.`BOCKENEK,y Examiner.
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