US 3329382 A
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July 4, 1967 G. J. RYAN GARBAGE BAG HOLDER Filed Dec. 10, 1964 L, J 2M4 MW United States Patent 3,329,382 GARBAGE BAG HOLDER George James Ryan, 4 Haverhill Circle, Toronto,
Ontario, Canada Filed Dec. 10, 1964, Ser. No. 417,430 8 Claims. (Cl. 248-99) The present invention consists of a holder which will in most cases be attached to a wall, but may obviously, if desired, be attached to a door, post or any convenient fixture, said holder being intended for the suspension therefrom of a closable and disposable garbage bag, and it is an object of the present invention to provide a device of the character herewithin described which is rigid in the open position, and yet which is of inventively substantially simpler construction than devices for a generally similar purpose of which the applicant is aware. As a result, the holder of the present description may be expected to sell at retail for a substantially lower price than those presently available.
A further advantage of the present disposable garbage bag holder is that it is adapted for attachment to a wall for example, either at the corner thereof, or near such a corner, in addition to being attachable anywhere else upon a wall.
A further object of the present invention is to provide, in combination with a garbage bag holder, a conspicuously simple and easily fabricated wire lock for the same whereby the holder may be maintained in close position, by which is meant that the bag suspended therefrom is also closed, and held closed.
With the foregoing in view, and all those objects, purposes or advantages which may become apparent from consideration of this disclosure and specification, the present invention consists of the inventive concept embodied in the method, process, construction, arrangement of parts, or new use of the same, as herein particularly exemplified in one or more specific embodiments of such concept, reference being had to the accompanying figures in which:
FIGURE 1 is a fragmentary perspective representation of the bracket and locking means forming part of the present invention, also showing two of the associated bag suspending frame-sides.
FIGURE 2 is a plan view of FIGURE 1 with the outer extremities of the frame-sides shown broken.
FIGURE 3 is a modified plan representation of the .present invention shown open and in situ, this figure also indicating, in phantom lines, the manner in which the holder is moved to its closed and lockable position.
FIGURE 4 is a modified plan representation showing the present invention located near the corner of a wall and in open position.
FIGURE 5 is a modified plan representation showing the present invention attached at the corner of a wall, in open position, the closed position it would assume under these circumstances being also indicated in phantom lines.
In the drawings, like characters of reference designate similar parts in the several figures.
The applicant is aware of the availability of polyethelene bag holders designed for attachment to a wall by means of a bracket, and comprising a hinged frame consisting of anterior and posterior portions (the'latter secured to the bracket) and intermedially jointed side portions (also hingedly connected to the ends of the anterior and posterior portions). Such a frame therefore opens and closes by means of a concertina action as applied to the sides of the frame. A lock is provided for such a frame designed to hold the same in the closed position, such lock consisting of an elongated channel which moves hingedly over the frame in its closed position.
The present invention is believed to represent a patent- "ice able simplification over the form just described. Proceeding therefore to describe the polyethelene bag holder of the present invention, the same comprises three principal parts, that is to say, a bracket collectively designated 10, a frame collectively designated 11, and locking means collectively designated 12.
In detail bracket 10 comprises the base plate collectively designated 13, and the pair of outwardly projecting, horizontal, upper and lower supporting plates 14 and 15. A pair of aligned and substantially centrally positioned apertures (not shown) formed in plates 14 and 15 to receive the hinge-pin 16 the lower end which will be observed from the accompanying FIGURE 1 to project substantially below the plate 15.
Bracket 10 is formed of a single piece of flat stock, and the aforesaid supporting plates 14 and 15 are developed therefrom by well known metal bending processes. It will thus be apparent that the supporting plates 14 and 15 are formed of double-angulated pieces of fiat stock thus providing considerable rigidity for the frame 11 as will presently become apparent.
Frame 11 comprises four sides 17, 18, 19, and 20 serially and hingedly interconnected at their ends. The hinges 21 by which the sides 18 and 19 are connected to each other, and to the sides 17 and 20, are substantially similar to hinge 22 by which the frame is attached to bracket 10. For this reason it is not believed that further particulars need be set forth in this context beyond adding that all the hinge-pins 16 which extend through the several hinges, project well below the lower edges 23 of the sides 17 et seq. These extensions or downwardly projecting points are intended for the attachment of a polyethelene bag, a fragment of which is represented at 24. From this fragment it is believed sufficient to explain that the outwardly over-hanging end portion 25 is intended to be transfixed at intervals by the projecting points of the hinge-pins 16. Alternatively of course holes may be provided around the edge 25.
When a bag such as 24 is inserted within the frame 11 with the upper edge draped outwardly over the upper edges 26 of the several sides of frame 11, it will be apparent from an inspection of the accompanying FIGURES 2, 4, and 5, that the frame may be closed simply by pushing it against bracket 10 as indicated in FIGURES 2 or 3, or by swinging it, when corner-mounted as in FIGURE 5, to the position there shown in phantom lines. From FIG- URE 5 it will be apparent that bracket 10 may be secured closely against a wall corner 27.
Locking means 12 is confined in virtue of its shape to vertical sliding movement within the two pairs of vertically aligned recesses 28 on the side edges of plates 14 and 15 adjacent the junction of these with base plate 13. The construction of locking means 12 is as follows.
The said locking means comprises a continuous piece of wire embodying the pair of parallel and vertical side portions 29 moveable within the aforesaid recesses 28, a pair of horizontally inturned lower ends 30 for limiting the extent of upward sliding movement of locking means 12 when the same come up against the underside of plate 15. Upper horizontally disposed portions project partially inward toward each other at 31, and outwardly in parallel at 32, away from panel 10, to terminate in downturned locking end portions 33. Optionally, and preferably, the extremity of the end portion 33 will be out-turned as at 34 to provide a convenient finger-piece for raising and lowering the locking means 12.
Since various modifications can be made to the invention herein described within the scope of the inventive concept disclosed, it is not intended that protection of the said invention should be interpreted as restricted to the modification or modifications or known parts of such concept as particularly described, defined or exemplified, since this disclosure is intended to explain the construction and operation of such concept and is not for the purpose of limiting protection to any specific embodiment or details thereof.
1. A closable disposable wall-mounted garbage bag holder comprising, in combination, a wall mounting bracket and a 4-sided bag suspending frame, the sides of said frame being serially and hingedly interconnected at their ends to form a variably angular closed figure, said frame being connected at two of said hingedly interconnected ends to said bracket for swinging movement and for opening and closing in a horizontal plane.
2. The holder according to claim 1 which includes means on said frame for attaching a bag thereto at points upon the open end of said bag.
3. The holder according to claim 1 which includes means for locking said frame in closed position.
4. The holder according to claim 3 in which said locking means is permanently attached to said bracket.
5. The holder according to claim 2 which includes means for locking said frame in closed position.
6. The holder according to claim 5 in which said locking means is permanently attached to said bracket.
7. The holder according to claim 1 in which the sides of said frame are formed of flat strip stock, and in which said bracket consists of a base panel and a pair of outwardly projecting, horizontal supporting plates, said plates 4 having a pair of vertically aligned apertures therein for receiving a hinge-pin, saidsupporting plates being vertically spaced approximately equal to the Width of the flat strip stock forming the sides of said frame.
8. The holder according to claim 3 which comprises a base panel and a pair of vertically spaced, horizontal, outwardly projecting supporting plates on said panel, said plates being provided with vertically aligned recesses on the side edges thereof, said locking means comprising a continuous piece of wire embodying vertical portions slidable in said recesses, inturned lower ends for limiting the extent of upward sliding movement, upper horizontally disposed portions projecting partially inwards towards each other and outwardly in parallel away from said panel, and a downturned locking end portion at the outer ends of said horizontally disposed portions.
References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 608,638 8/1898 Becker 248100 651,756 6/ 1900 Harnois 248- FOREIGN PATENTS 193,023 11/1964 Sweden.
JOHN PETO, Primary Examiner.
CLAUDE A. LE ROY, Examiner. K. J. WINGERT, Assistant Examiner.