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Publication numberUS3563505 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 16, 1971
Filing dateOct 13, 1969
Priority dateOct 13, 1969
Publication numberUS 3563505 A, US 3563505A, US-A-3563505, US3563505 A, US3563505A
InventorsLangley Wesley Burton
Original AssigneeLangley Wesley Burton
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Refuse bag holder
US 3563505 A
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United States Patent Invento W y p Langley 1,637,131 7/1927 Rigby 248/95 R19-3,El11#bethmWmKy-417"1 2,319,384 5/1943 Callan 24s/101x Appl- No- 3 533 3,313,504 4/1967 $101116 248/99 5253 '1 1971 Primary Examiner-Chancellor E. Harris Att0rneyCushman, Darby & Cushman REFUSE BAG ABSTRACT: A refuse bag holder having a frame member 10 Claims, 5 Drawing Figs. with two open ends for holdmg a refuse bag in an upr1ghtpos1- [LS- CI tion the mouth of the bag open for receiving refuse and 211/84;248/153 including a bag storage member mounted on the frame for Int. Cl. toring a roll of refuse bags The frame member is provided Field ofSearch 248/101, ith a cover that is rotatably mounted on the frame member 100, 232/43-2 adjacent to the bag storage member for receiving and clamping a bag located on an end of the bag roll and for enabling the Re clamped bag to cover one of the open ends of the frame UN TE STATES PATENTS member in a flytight manner when the cover is in its closed 725,53}; 4/1903 Bron n n 248/101 position.

60 36 r 40 7 tj a 6 PATENTED FEB 1 6 IHYI SHEET 2 [IF 2 TTORNEYS REFUSE BAG HOLDER The present invention relates to'a container and more particularly to a refuse bag holder wherein the holder provides a flytight seal for a refuse bag. a i

The general purpose of this invention is to provide an extremely lightweight refuse bag holder which includes a bag storage means-for storing a roll of refuse bag and which also includes a cover member which receives and clamps a bag (not shown) located on an end of a bag roll (not shown) which is stored in the bag storage means so that the end bag together with the cover member act to cover'the openend'of the bag which is in use for receiving refuse. This feature significantly reduces the weight of the bag holder and of the cover member and the provision of an open bottom end of the holder enables the user to lift the holder over the bag when the filled bag is to be removed rather than requiring the user to lift the filled bag from the container. Ready access to additional bagsin the bag storage means is provided and the cooperation of the bag storage means with the cover means' provides a flytight cover for the bag holder.

An object of the present invention is. the provision of a refuse bag holder of lightweight and sturdy construction.

Another object is to provide a refuse bag holder which provides for easy access to replacement bags.

A further object of the invention is the provision of a refuse bag holder which provides for a'unique flytight seal.

Other objects and features of the invention will become apparent to those of ordinary skill in the art as the disclosure is made in the following description of a preferred embodiment of the invention as illustrated in the accompanying drawings in which:

FIG. 1 is an elevation of a preferred embodiment of the -invention;

FIG. 2 is a front elevation of the embodiment illustrated in FIG. ll; Q g

F [6. 3 is an enlarged fragmentary planned view of the FIG. 1 embodiment;

FIG. 4 is an enlarged fragmentary vertical section-taken on line 4-4 of FIG. 3; and

FIG. 5 is an enlarged view of the cover member and the top rib support.

With reference now to the drawings, wherein like reference characters designate like or corresponding parts throughout the several views, there is shown a frame means or member which is formed of a wire latticework having generally vertically oriented wire members 12 which are formed integrally with a plurality of supporting ribs l4, l6 and 18 and wherein the ribs are located exteriorally of the vertical members 12. Although the rib members may be located within the members i2 they are preferably located exteriorly thereof so as to avoid possible interference with the bag when it is located within the frame member 10.

The frame member has two open ends 20 and 22 and bag storage means 24 is located on a top rib 26 of the frame member 10. Container means or tray 28 is integral with the storage member 24 and includes a nail hole or slot 30 therein whereby the bag holder may be fastened to a wall or other vertical surface.

Cover means 32 is rotatably mounted on the frame member 110 and on top supporting rib 26 so as to rotate about the axis 34. The cover means 32 has guide means integral therewith i'n-; eluding a first guide member 36 spaced in substantially paral-.

lel relation with respect to the axis 34 and a second guide member 38 in flexible relationship with respect to the cover means or cover member 32. A clamp means 40 is hingedly located on the second guide member for clamping the second guide member and the cover member 32 together. The second guide member 38 also includes bag-receiving eyelets 42 and 44 which extend outwardly on each side of the cover member and are integral with both the second guide member 38 and the cover member 32.

The storage member 24 preferably has a drain' hole 46 located in or contiguous with the bottom portion of the storage member for permitting rain water to drain therefrom.

The frame-member 10 also has a lateral member 50 integral therewith "and-integral with the top supporting rib 26. This lateral member 50 is spaced a predetermined distance, e.g. Va inch,- from the first guide member 36 when the cover member 32 is in its closed position so that the end bag on the roll (not shown) located in the bag support 24 engages the upright bag that is in use along the lateral member 50 to provide a flytight sea]. A handle 52 may also be provided at the front portion of the frame member 10 to facilitate lifting of the bag holder, and the second guidejrnetriber 38 aswell as the cover member 32 may have handle me'mbers 58 and 60 integrally associated therewith and in relationship with respect to the clamp member 4Q whereby the clamp member forces the handle members 58 and together toclamp the end bag of the roll therebetw'een when the end bag is positioned to cover the open end 20. The frame member 10 may also include a plurality of loop wire legs, such as 62 and 64, which are formed as loops to prevent scratching of the surface on which the bag holder is located. The top portion of the frame member 10 and the top supporting rib 26 are preferably sloped downwardly towards the front portion of the frame member, If) to facilitate the drainage of rain water therefrom..ln addition, the cover member 32 and the second guide member 38 are aligned with respect to one another to facilitate clamping of the end bag therebetween and so that eachqof the members 32 and 38 extend beyond the top rib-26 of the frame member when the cover is in its closed position- This feature provides a flytight seal between the end bag which is clamped between the cover member 32 and the second guide member 38 and the top 26 of the frame member.

In the operation ofthe refuse bag holder a conventional roll of refuse bags (not shown) is placed in the bag storage member 24. One of the refuse bags is separated from the roll along serrations provided and this bag is placed into the frame member 10 in an upright position and 'the top of the bag is folded over the top supporting rib 26 and the lateral member 50 so that the refuse bag stands in an open condition for receiving refuse therein. The bag located on the end of the bag roll within the support member 24 is then unwound from the roll to the extent required to feed the end bag underneath the first guide member 36 and through the bag-receiving eyelets 42 and 44 to a position between the cover member 32 and the second guide member 38. The clamping member 40 is then moved so as to clamp the handle members 58 and 60 together and to clamp the cover member 32 and the second guide member 38 together into tight engagement with the end bag.

The cover member 32 can then be closed by rotating the member about the axis 34 and the first guide member 36 is positioned very close, e.g. about ls inch from the lateral member 50 when the cover member 32 is closed so that the end bag which is clamped between the members 32 and 38 contacts the upright bag all along the lateral member 50 for the entire width of the end bag. This provides a flytight seal at the rearward portion of the opening into the upright bag. The cover member 32 is made to engage the top rib support 26 from the lateral member 50 to a position substantially adjacent to the bag-receiving eyelets with the folded portion of the upright bag therebetween so that a flytight seal is pro vided. From approximately the position of the bag-receiving eyelets and forwardly therefrom the cover member 32 and the .second guide membery38 are aligned with respect to one another and extend beyond the top support rib 26 of the frame member when the cover is in the closed position. ln this way a flytight seal is provided between the upright bag (not shown) and the end bag of the roll (not shown). Thus, a flytight seal is provided around the complete circumference of the opening of the upright bag.

When the upright bag is filled with refuse the cover member 32 is opened by rotating it about the axis 34. A conventional twist tie (not shown) can then be taken from the container member 28 and the upright bag can be tied shut. Then, because the bag holder is extremely lightweight the handle 52 can be grasped and the holder simply lifted up from the bag which is filled with refuse so as to leave the filled bag standing upright on the ground. The filled bag can then be removed and the end bag of the bag roll can be separated from the roll and placed into the frame member l0. The bag now forming the end of the bag roll can then be drawn out from the roll and clamped between members 32 and 38 and the cover member can then be closed by rotating it about the axis 34.

This invention thus provides for a lightweight and simply constructed refuse bag holder which provides for a flytight seal and which provides for the easy removal of a filled refuse bag and for the quick and easy replacement of that bag by another bag which has previously been used as the cover.

Obviously many modifications and variations of the present invention are possible in light of the above teachings. It is therefore to be understood that within the scope of the appended claims the invention may be practiced otherwise than as specifically described.

lclaim:

l. A refuse bag holder comprising:

frame means having two open ends and having means for holding a refuse bag in an upright position for receiving refuse therein; bag storage means mounted on said frame means for storing a roll of refuse bags; and 1 cover means rotatably mounted on said frame means and mounted adjacent said bag storage means for receiving and clamping a bag located on an end of said bag roll and for enabling said clamped bag to cover one of said open ends of said frame means when said cover means is rotated about an axis to its closed position.

2. A refuse bag holder as in claim 1 wherein said cover means includes guide means integral with said cover means and in cooperating relationship with said storage means for enabling said end bag to be easily unrolled and placed into position within said cover means.

3. A refuse bag holder as in claim 2 wherein said guide means includes clamp means integral with said cover means for engaging and clamping said end bag into fixed position on said cover means.

4. A refuse bag holder as in claim 3 wherein said guide means include:

a first guide member integral with said cover means and spaced in substantially parallel relation with respect to said axis; and

a second guide member integral with said cover means and in flexible relationship with respect to said cover means for holding said end bag between'said cover means and said second guide member when said clamp means is closed.

5. A refuse bag holder as in claim 4 wherein said cover means includes a cover member and wherein said second guide member includes bag-receiving eyelets extending outwardly on each side of said cover member and integral with both said second guide member and said cover member.

6. A refuse bag holder as in claim 5 further including:

two handle members integral respectively with said cover member and with said second guide member; and

said clamp means operatively associated with said handle members to force said handle members and said cover member and said second guide member together to clamp said end bag into position to cover said one open end of said frame member when said cover means is rotated to its closed position.'

7. A refuse bag holder as in claim 6 wherein said frame means includes:

a lateral member integral with the top of said frame means and spaced in substantially parallel relation with said axis; and

said lateral member being spaced a predetermined distance from said first guide member when said cover means is in its closed position to enable said end bag to engage said upright bag when in position along said lateral member whereby a flytight seal is provided.- 8. A refuse bag holder as in claim 6 wherein said bag storage means has an aperture in the bottom thereof and including container means integral with said'storage means for holding bag ties.

9. A refuse bag holder as in claim 7 wherein said cover means is oriented at an angle with respect to the horizontal when said cover means is closed whereby water runs off said cover means and said end bag.

10. A refuse bag holder as in claim 1- wherein said cover means includes a cover member and a second guide member integral and aligned with said cover member to facilitate clamping of said end bag between said members, each of said members extending beyond the top of said frame means when said cover means is in its closed position to provide a flytight seal between said end bag, said cover member and the top of said frame means.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification248/101, 211/84, 248/153
International ClassificationB65B67/12, B65B67/00
Cooperative ClassificationB65B67/12, B65B2067/1272
European ClassificationB65B67/12