US 3529766 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Sept. 22, 1970 OTT; s ET AL 3,529,765
' WASTE RECEPTACLE WITH DISPOSABLE CONTAINER Filed May 21, 1968 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Magda & Mammal (ITTORNE YS Sept. 22, 1970 R. B. MQTT, sR., ET AL WASTE RECEPTACLE WITH DISPOSABLE CONTAINER Filed May 21, 1968 2 She ets-Sheet 2 1 INV EN TORS Magda Mammal JTTORNE YS United States Patent Oflice 3,529,766 Patented Sept. 22, 1970 3,529,766 WASTE RECEPTACLE WITH DISPOSABLE CONTAINER Ralph B. Mott, Sr., Ralph B. Mott, Jr., Robert L. Woods, and Richard C. Cantella, Houston, Tex., assignors to Reserv-A-Roll Co., a partnership Filed May 21, 1968, Ser. No. 730,71 Int. Cl. B65f 1/00 U.S. Cl. 23243.2 2 Claims ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION The present invention relates to a waste receptacle having separate inlet and outlet openings and having a removable container supported therein adjacent the inlet opening. Heretofore, trash containers or receptacles for receiving trash such as waste paper, wrappings, and the like, have had the disadvantage of becoming soiled and contaminated by refuse deposited therein and which also have presented a problem of spillage of the trash which occurs in removing the waste material from the receptacle.
The apparatus of the present invention provides a new and improved waste receptacle which includes a removable container, having an open end and a closed end, supported with its open end adjacent the upper loading opening of the receptacle whereby trash or other refuse deposited in the receptacle would be contained in the removable container to thereby prevent soiling or contamination of the receptacle and also which will provide the permanent container to facilitate the removal and disposal of trash and refuse from the receptacle without spillage or loss of the contents from the receptacle when such trash is removed through the lower discharge opening. 7
Another object of the present invention is to provide a new and improved trash receptacle having a removable container supported therein to receive trash or refuse deposited in the receptacle and to also provide a permanent container for use in disposing of such trash subsequent to its removal from the receptacle.
The preferred embodiment of this invention will be described hereinafter, together with other features thereof, and additional objects will become evident from such description.
The invention will be more readily understood from a reading of the following specification and by reference to the accompanying drawings forming a part thereof wherein an example of the invention is shown and where- BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the waste receptacle of the present invention shown with the inner refuse container being removed from the receptacle through the open lower discharge opening;
FIG. 2 is a cutaway view showing the hanger or supporting means in the waste receptacle for supporting the removable container therein;
FIG. 3 is a side elevation partially cut away showing the manner of positioning the upper end of the removable container on the supporting hanger; and
FIG. 4 is also a side elevation partially cut away showing the removable container supported inside of the waste receptacle with the other open end of such container supported adjacent the upper inlet opening in the waste receptacle.
DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS As shown in FIGS. 1 and 2 of the drawings, the receptacle R of the present invention comprises a boxlike structure or enclosure which is adapted to be supported on a pole P or other vertical support member. The receptacle R includes a front or face 12, a back 13, and a pair of sides 14 and 15. As best seen in FIG. 4 of the drawings, such receptacle R also includes a top 16 as well as an inclined bottom 17 which is inclined forwardly and downwardly to facilitate removal of the container bag C from the receptacle R after such container bag C has been filled. An upper inlet opening 20 as well as a lower discharge opening 21 are provided in the front 12 to provide access to the interior of the receptacle R. As shown, a door 22 is pivotally mounted on .the front 12 adjacent the opening 20, such closure member 22 normally being hinged along its upper edge so as to pivot inwardly relative to the receptacle R as will be explained hereinafter. Also, the front face 12 has a lower pivoted door or closure member 23 which is also hinged and which, as shown in FIG. 1, may be swung outwardly to provide access to the lower opening 21 near the lower portion of the receptacle R. A V-shaped groove 13 is preferably formed in the back member 13 to facilitate positioning of the receptacle R in a vertically upright position on a pole'P or other support member. Straps or other securing means (not shown) are provided for securing the receptacle R to the pole P or such receptacle may be secured to a suitable support member by other means as desired.
As shown in FIG. 1, an inner container C which is preferably a polyethylene bag or other type .of relatively inexpensive and disposable container, is normally positioned inside of the receptacle R for receiving waste material or refuse which may be deposited therein. Such container C is normally closed except for an open end C. When such container C is filled with refuse, it may be removed from the receptacle R via the lower opening 21. Thereafter, the upper open end C of the container C may be closed and tied to form a closed trash or waste paper bag, or the filled container C may be placed in a suitable trash receptacle such as a trash bin or garbage truck.
As shown in the drawings, a pivoted support hanger designated generally H is provided for supporting the open end C of the container C in an open position adjacent the inlet door 20. As best seen in FIG. 2 of the drawings, the support hanger H comprises a rod or bar 30 extending around the inside perimeter of the receptacle R and spaced laterally inwardly thereof with its ends 31 and 32 terminating on opopsite sides of the longitudinally extending depression 13. The portions of such bar or rod 30 adjacent the back 13 are pivotally mounted in suitable hinges 33 on opposite sides of the depression 13' to allow the bar to be pivoted or tilted upwardly to facilitate the installation and/or removal of the container bag C. A lateral projection or stop 35 is preferably provided on the inner side of the front face 12 just below the lower edge of the inlet opening 20 to support the hanger rod 30 adjacent such front face 12.
As best seen in FIG. 2 of the drawings, a U-shaped bar or auxiliary member 40 is mounted on the pivoted hanger rod 30 so as to form a coacting pair of jaws or clamping members for clamping or locking the container C adjacent its upper open end C as will be explained in detail hereinafter. Such locking member 40 as shown in FIG. 2 of the drawings extends laterally across the front 12 of the receptacle R and also substantially parallel to each of the sides 14 and 15 and spaced inwardly thereof with substantially the same configuration as the adjacent portions of the support hanger bar 30. The member 40 has eyelets or loops 4.1 and 42 at each of its ends for receiving the hanger bar 30 which extends therethrough so that the bar 40 is both pivotally and slidably mounted on the bar 30.
Also, as shown in FIGS. 2-4 of the drawings, the bar or member 40 is provided with depending portions 44 which extend at approximately right angles to the bar 40 to elevate the rearward facing ends of the U-shaped member 40 of the rod 30 so that when the member 40 is in its normal position for supporting a container C in the receptacle R, such member 40 will extend in a generally horizontal position as shown in FIG. 4 of the drawings.
As best shown in FIG. 4 of the drawings, the rear supports or hinges 33 are positioned below the front support or stop 35 so that when the hanger rod 30 is in its normal position for supporting the container bag C in the receptacle R, it is inclined upwardly from the back member 13 to the front or face 12.
Also as shown in FIG. 3 of the drawings, when it is desired to position a removable container C in the receptacle R, the upper inlet door 22 may be pivoted inwardly and the rod 40 which is slidably mounted on the support hanger 30, lifted or tilted upwardly and slid forward out of the inlet opening 20. The rod 40 may be slid to a position partially out of the receptacle shown in FIG. 3, thereby utilizing only the pivotal action of 40 itself or the member 30 may also be pivoted upwardly so that 40 may be slid entirely forward and substantially out of the receptacle to facilitate the placing of container C by minimizing the possible hindrance of the upper inlet door 22. Thereafter, the bag or container C is placed in the receptacle R with the side portions adjacent the opening C' positioned adjacent the members 30 and 40. Then, a portion of the container C adjacent its open end C is folded outwardly or wrapped around so as to overlap the support member 40. Thereafter, the supporting bar 40 may be moved back into the receptacle R so that its forwardmost portion is aligned with the forward portion of the hanger rod 30. As shown in FIG. 4 of the drawings, the side portions of the container C are preferably folded or tucked under the forward portion of the support hanger 40 so as to be clamped between such support hanger 40 and the support member 30 which has its forward portion supported on the stop member 35, the flap portion of the container C extending over the clamping member 40 and tucked between such clamping member and the adjacent portion of the hanger rod 30 so that the portion of the container bag adjacent its open end C will be clamped between the clamping bar 40 and the support hanger or rod 30 supported on the front stop 35. The remainder of the container C and particularly the closed bottom portion depends below the hanger assembly H.
With the container C thus disposed inside of the receptacle R with the upper end C of the container C spread open by means of the members 30 and 40, the container C will then be in a position for receiving trash or debris which may be deposited in the receptacle R through the pivotally mounted inlet door 22. As shown in FIG. 3 of the drawings, the upper end of the inlet door 22 is pivotally mounted on the front face 12 of the receptacle R and may either be spring loaded or may close automatically by gravity so as to maintain it in a closed position (FIG. 4) when trash or waste is not being deposited therein. The lower door or discharge door 23 is also pivotally mounted on the front face 12 and preferably is provided with a suitable friction latch or other locking means, as desired, to normally retain such member 23 in the closed position as shown in FIG. 3 of the drawings even when the container C is filled with trash or waste material.
When it is desired to remove the container C from the receptacle R, the upper door 22 is swung inward andthe hanger assembly H pivoted upwardly to facilitate removal of the upper end C of the container C from around such hanger assembly. Thereafter, the lower door 23 may be opened and the container C withdrawn from the receptacle R.
The foregoing disclosure and description of the invention are illustrative and explanatory thereof, and various changes in the size, shape, and materials as well as in the details of the illustrated construction may be made within the scope of the appended claims without departing from the spirit of the invention.
1. In an enclosed waste receptacle adapted to be suspended on a pole or other vertical structure and having upper and lower openings formed in the front wall thereof for respectively receiving and removing waste material, the improvement comprising:
a support rod structure adapted to fit within the receptacle in a horizontal manner and having front and side segments spaced a short distance inwardly of the front and side walls of the receptacle at a location just below the upper opening for supporting a disposable bag having its open end folded over such front and side segments;
coupling means for pivotally and slidably coupling the rearward ends of the side segments of the support rod structure to the interior of the receptacle for enabling the forward end of the support rod structure to be raised and pulled out through the upper opening of the receptacle for facilitating placement of the disposable bag thereon;
and support means carried within the receptacle for supporting the forward end of the support rod structure after it is slid back into the receptacle.
2. The invention of claim 1 wherein:
the support rod structure of claim 1 is a first support rod structure;
the coupling means includes a second support rodstructure located within the receptacle below the first support rod structure and having front and side segments spaced a short distance inwardly of the front and side walls of the receptacle, means for pivotally fastening the rearward ends of the side segments of this second support rod structure to the interior of the rear wall of the receptacle and looped segments formed at the rearward ends of the side segments of the first support rod structure and encircling the side segments of the second support rod structure; and the support means comprises a stop member secured to the interior of the front wall of the receptacle for limiting downward movement of the forward ends of the first and second support rod structures.
References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 6 7/1952 Croft 232-431 12/1960 Baker 248-101 8/1965 Brighton 23243.2 10/1965 Jessop 232-432 FOREIGN PATENTS 4/1962 France.
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