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Publication numberUS3508700 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 28, 1970
Filing dateAug 30, 1968
Priority dateAug 30, 1968
Publication numberUS 3508700 A, US 3508700A, US-A-3508700, US3508700 A, US3508700A
InventorsWilliam H Kelly
Original AssigneeMarket Masters Ind Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Receptacle for collecting litter and other refuse
US 3508700 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

w. H. KELLY 3,508,700

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3,508,700 RECEPTACLE FOR COLLECTING LITTER AND OTHER REFUSE William H. Kelly, Latham, N.Y., assignor to Market Masters Industries Inc., a corporation of Delaware Filed Aug. 30, 1968, Ser. No. 756,677 Int. Cl. B65d 33/14 U.S. Cl. 229-53 4 Claims ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE A receptacle is provided for collecting litter and other refuse which can be suspended from a vertical surface and is suitable for use in automobiles. The receptacle includes an envelope provided with front and rear panels and a backing strip secured at its upper end to the rear panel. The outer surface of the backing strip carries an adhesive and covering shield. When the shield is removed and the backing strip bent upwards in a plane normal to the rear panel through an angle of about 180, the midpart of the backing strip folds back upon itself and adheres thereto while the upper part of the backing strip extends vertically above the rear panel and will adhere toa vertical surface to permit the receptacle to be securely suspended therefrom for use.

DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION This invention relates to a receptacle for collecting litter and other refuse and, more particularly, to a receptacle which can be suspended from a vertical surface and is particularly suited for use in automobiles.

Litter bags and other receptacles for collecting refuse have been used in automobiles for some time. Conventional design of these bags is to include a hole or aperture in the upper part of the rear face of the bag. The bag is suspended by simply inserting the hole over the knob of the radio panel or some other protruding object.

Recent trends in automobile instrument panel design dictate the removal for the most part of all protrusions which may cause injury to a passenger should an accident occur. Therefore, knobs and other protrusions are located in recessed positions. It is difiicult to securely suspend litter bags from recessed knobs since the bag is easily knocked to the floor causing the contents to be discharged.

Although attempts were made to overcome the foregoing and other difficulties, none was entirely satisfactory when carried into practice commercially.

BRIEF SUMMARY A receptacle for collecting litter and other refuse has now been developed which need not be suspended from knobs or other protrusions but which can be secured to a vertical surface and is particularly suitable for use in automobiles emphasizing the modern design in eliminating protrusions and recessing instrument panel knobs.

It is an object of this invention to provide a receptacle for collecting litter and other refuse which may be suspended from a vertical surface.

Another object of this invention is to provide a receptacle for collecting litter and other refuse which is particularly suitable for use in automobiles.

Other objects and advantages will become apparent from the following description taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings in which:

FIGURE 1 is a front elevation view of the receptacle;

FIGURE 2 is a vertical cross sectional view of the upper part of the receptacle taken along the line 22;

FIGURE 3 is the vertical cross sectional view depicted in FIGURE 2 showing the means for securing the re- 3,508,700 Patented Apr. 28, 1970 ceptacle to a vertical surface partially moved into position; and

FIGURE 4 is a vertical cross sectional view of the upper part of the receptacle suspended from a vertical surface.

DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION A receptacle for collecting litter and other refuse, in accordance with the invention, has an envelope which is conveniently formed of paper and includes front and rear panels. A backing strip is secured to the upper end of the rear panel of the envelope and has its downward end unsecured and free to pivot in a plane perpendicular or normal to the rear panel. The backing strip carries an adhesive which is placed on the outer surface and a shield or cover is applied to the adhesive which can be removed without damaging the adhesive and the backing. When the shield is removed from the adhesive and the backing strip is bent upwards in a plane normal to the rear panel through an angle of about part of the backing folds back upon itself and adheres thereto while another part of the backing extends vertically beyond the panel and will adhere to a vertical surface to permit thereceptacle to be secured or suspended therefrom for use.

PREFERRED EMBODIMENT Referring now to the drawings, FIGURES 1 and 2 show the receptacle which includes an envelope 10 having a rear panel 14. A backing strip 11 is permanently secured to the upper end of the rear panel by adhesive means 17. The downward end of the backing strip is left unsecured and is free to be bent or moved in a plane normal to the rear panel. An adhesive 12 is placed on the outer face of backing 11. A plastic cover or shield 13 is placed over adhesive 12 and is removable therefrom without damaging the adhesive or backing.

FIGURE 3 shows a cross sectional view of the receptacle in which front panel 15 of envelope 10 is extended outwardly while shield 13 is being removed from adhesive v12 in the direction of arrow 21. The downward end of backing strip 11 is shown in the process of being bent or pivoted upwards in a plane normal to the rear panel in the direction shown by arrow 20. FIGURE 4 shows backing strip 11 bent through an angle of about 180 so that the midpart of the backing strip 18 folds back upon itself and adheres thereto while the upper end of the backing strip 19 extends vertically above rear panel 14 and is mounted on vertical surface 16 by adhesive 12 to permit the receptacle to be securely suspended therefrom for use.

Rear panel 14 of envelope 10 extends vertically above front panel 15 to facilitate the disposal of litter in envelope .10. In addition, backing strip 11 can be extended downwardly between front panel 15 and rear panel 14, thus providing a convenient recessed position for backing strip 11, as shown in FIGURE 1.

What is claimed is:

1. A r ceptacle for collecting litter and other refuse which can be suspended from a vertical surface and is particularly suitable for use in automobiles comprises:

(a) an envelope including front and rear panels;

(b) an elongated backing strip secured at its upper end to the rear panel of the envelope and having its midpart and downward end unsecured and free to pivot in a plane normal to the rear panel;

(c) an adhesive carried by the outer surface of the backing strip; and

(d) a shield covering the adhesive which can be removed without damage to the adhesive or backing strip, so that when the shield is removed and the bottom end of the backing strip is bent upwards in a plane normal to the rear panel through an angle of about 180, the backing strip folds back upon itself the backing strip is in a recessed position between the and facing portions of said adhesive adhere while front and rear panels of the envelope. the upper end of the backing strip extends vertically above the rear panel and can adhere to a surface to References Cited permit the receptacle to be securely suspended there- UNITED STATES PATENTS from for use. 5

3,109,578 11/1963 Davis 22962 2. A receptacle in accordance with claim 1 wherein the gigging strip 1s secured to the upper part of the rear DAVID M. BOCKENEK, Primary Examiner 3. A receptacle in accordance with claim 2 wherein the backing strip is secured to the rear panel by adhesive 10 means.

4. A receptacle in accordance with claim 3 wherein

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Classifications
U.S. Classification383/11, 206/806
International ClassificationB65D33/14, B60N3/08
Cooperative ClassificationB65D33/14, B60N3/08, Y10S206/806
European ClassificationB60N3/08, B65D33/14