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Publication numberUS3861125 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 21, 1975
Filing dateFeb 13, 1974
Priority dateFeb 13, 1974
Also published asCA1010007A1
Publication numberUS 3861125 A, US 3861125A, US-A-3861125, US3861125 A, US3861125A
InventorsHagemeister Per Juel
Original AssigneeHagemeister Per Juel
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bag dispensing rack
US 3861125 A
Abstract
A bag dispensing apparatus for supporting bags sequentially fed from a roll of bags. The bag dispensing apparatus includes an open horizontal frame for holding open the mouth of a bag with front vertical bars being suspended from the open frame. A horizontal bar is mounted on the vertical bars below the frame and inclined members extend rearwardly and forwardly from the horizontal bar. The rearwardly extending members constitute a bed for a roll of sequentially connected bags. Rear vertical bars depend from the open frame and a further horizontal bar is supported on the rear bars in spaced parallel relationship with the first mentioned horizontal bar to form a slot above the abovementioned bed through which bags from the roll of sequentially connected bags supported on the bed can be passed.
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United States Patent 1 Hagemeister Jan. 21, 1975 BAG DISPENSING RACK [76] Inventor: Per Juel Hagemeister,

Vallensbaekvej 18, 2600 Glostrup, Denmark [22] Filed: Feb. 13, 1974 [21] Appl. No.: 442,148

Primary ExaminerTravis S. McGehee Attorney, Agent, or FirmEric H. Waters [57] ABSTRACT A bag dispensing apparatus for supporting bags scquentially fed from a roll of bags. The bag dispensing apparatus includes an open horizontal frame for holding open the mouth of a bag with front vertical bars being suspended from the open frame. A horizontal bar is mounted on the vertical bars below the frame and inclined members extend rearwardly and forwardly from the horizontal bar. The rearwardly extending members constitute a bed for a roll of sequentially connected bags. Rear vertical bars depend from the open frame and a further horizontal bar is supported on the rear bars in spaced parallel relationship with the first mentioned horizontal bar to form a slot above the abovementioned bed through which bags from the roll of sequentially connected bags supported on the bed can be passed.

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BAG DISPENSING RACK FIELD OF THE INVENTION This invention relates to racks for dispensing bags and more particularly to racks for supporting refuse bags of plastic foil and the like in open and erect condition.

PRIOR ART Racks of the above noted type are generally known and one such rack is disclosed, for example, in U.S. Pat. No. 3,313,504 issued Apr. 11, 1967 to S. T. Stoltze. This patent discloses a frame which has an upper holder member for supporting the open part of a bag and a lower supporting member for supporting the lower closed part of the bag with a freely rotatable magazine roller being mounted below the lower supporting member and having a longitudinal opening such that the web of bags may be pulled from the magazine roller up through the frame. At the bottom of the frame is formed a basket having a rectangular bottom beneath which the magazine roll is supported, the roll being mounted on depending vertical wires which engage the magazine roll at the ends thereof.

Other related art includes the Davies U.S. Pat. No. 893,227, the Birkholz U.S. Pat. No. 1,783,181, the Waters U.S. Pat. No. 2,220,873, the Fleming U.S. Pat. No. 2,338,922, the Zehr U.S. Pat. No. 2,524,584, the Senne U.S. Pat. No. 2,532,642, and the Bead U.S. Pat. No. 2,580,642.

As will be seen hereinafter, these prior patents do not disclose a rack construction having the particular features and advantages of the rack of the invention.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION It is an object of the invention to provide a rack for supporting and dispensing refuse bags which incorporates improvements over the prior art listed hereinabove.

Yet another object of the invention is to provide an improved rack which is well constructed and is relatively simple to manufacture and has a great rigidity and strength in relationship to the volume of material employed for its construction;

Yet another object of the invention is to provide an improved rack consisting of components which are readily manufactured and assembled to constitute a rack of superior strength and rigidity.

The above objects and advantages of the invention are achieved by the provision of a bag dispensing apparatus comprising an open horizontal frame for holding open the mouth of a bag with front vertical bars suspended from said open frame and a horizontal bar on said vertical bars below said frame, there being furthermore provided inclined members extending rearwardly from said horizontal bar and constituting a bed for a roll of sequentially connected bags. Furthermore, there are provided rear vertical bars depending from said frame and a further horizontal bar supported on said rear bars in spaced parallel relationship with the first said horizontal bar to form a slot above said bed through which bags from the roll can be passed.

According to a feature of the invention, inclined members are provided on and extending forwardly of the first said horizontal bar to form a support for a bag suspended from said frame.

According to a further feature of the invention, the rearwardly and forwardly extending members are parts of a single zigzag shaped rod.

Yet a further feature of the invention relates to the provision of a horizontal member on the rear bars, there being a cover pivoted on said horizontal member and adapted for covering the aforesaid open frame.

A further object of the invention is to provide a bag support means extending between the first said horizontal bar and said rear bars. 7

Advantageously the mounting of a magazine roller or a roll of sequentially connected bags is greatly facilitated by the above-noted construction.

Other objects and features of the invention will be found in the detailed description which follows hereinafter.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWING In the drawing:

FIG. 1 shows-a rack in perspective view according to one embodiment of the invention;

FIG. 2 is a side view of the rack of FIG. 1; and

FIGS. 3-6 are perspective views of the rack on a reduced scale showing respectively different positions of the refuse bag during the use of the rack of FIGS. 1 and 2.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION As seen in FIG. 1, the rack consists of a lattice-work of steel wires which are welded together and preferably provided with a plastic covering for protection against corrosion.

The rack has an upper holder member for a refuse bag, which holder member is shaped as a horizontal, open frame 1 having six corners, and an opening 2 by reason of which the frame can act as a spring member.

The holder member I is connected to two vertical front bars 3 the lower ends of which are connected to a horizontal bar 4. From points near the ends of said horizontal bar 4 two inclined legs 5 of-a bow 6 extend rearwardly. The intermediate portion 7 of the bow 6 is welded to two vertical rear bars 8. The lower ends of the bars 8 form a how 9 the legs of which are inclined and extend towards the horizontal bar 4. The intermediate portion 10 of the bow 9 is parallel with the bar 4 and is arranged in such a way that a slot 11 is provided between the bars 4and 10.

The upper portions of the bars 8 have bent portions 12 which are connected to the frame 1. A plate 13 is welded to the bars 8 and is provided with four holes 14 for screws by means of which the rack can be mounted on a wall such as, for example, the inner surface of a door in a kitchen. I

The lower ends of the front bars 3 form a bow 15 the legs of which extend rearwardly. To the horizontal bar 4, a continuous wire is welded at several points, said wire being bent in such a way that three bows 16 extending forwardly and two bows 17 extending rearwardly are provided.

To the two portions 12 of the bars 8, a horizontal bat 18 is welded. The end portions 19 of the bar 18 are bent in such a way that coaxial pivot pins 20 are provided. Said pins 20 are mounted in holes in a cover 21 which is shaped and adapted to cover the frame member 1.

As shown in FIG. 3, a magazine roller 22 consisting of a web of interconnected plastic bags is arranged on the bows 17 which together constitute a concave bed surface in which the magazine roller can freely rotate. The leading plastic bag 23 of the web of bags is passed through the slot 11 between the bars 4 and and is drawn up to the holder frame member 1, where the rim portion 24 of the bag is laid around the frame 1 as shown in FIG. 4. The bag is then in the operative position for use. When the bag is loaded the bottom of the bag is supported by the bows 16, the bars 4 and 10, and the legs 5 of the bow 6.

When the refuse-bag 23 is filled, it is detached from the frame 1, as shown in FIG. 5, and is pulled upward to the position shown in FIG. 6 and separated from the web of bags along a transverse perforation line in the web. This pulling upward prior to separating and upon completion of separation leaves a new bag in position to be mounted on the open frame 1, in the position shown in FIG. 4.

From .the above it will be seen that there has been provided a bag dispensing apparatus comprising an open horizontal frame for holding open the mouth of a bag, front vertical bars suspended from said open frame, a horizontal bar on said vertical bars below said frame, inclined members extending rearwardly from said horizontal bar and constituting a bed for a roll of sequentially connected bags and rear vertical bars depending from said frame. Further provided is a horizontal bar supported on said rear bars in spaced parallel relationship with the first said horizontal bar to form a slot above said bed through which bags from the roll can be passed.

There will now be obvious to those skilled in the art many modifications and variations of the above-noted construction. These modifications and variations will not depart from the scope of the invention if defined by the following claims.

What is claimed is:

l. Bag dispensing apparatus comprising an open horizontal frame for holding open the mouth of a bag, front vertical bars suspended from said open frame, a horizontal bar on said vertical bars below said frame, inclined members extending rearwardly from said horizontal bar and constituting a bed for a roll of sequentially connected bags, rear vertical bars depending from said frame, and a further horizontal bar supported on said rear bars in spaced parallel relation with the first said horizontal bar to form a slot above said bed 4. Apparatus as claimed in claim 2 comprising a horizontal member on the rear bars, and a cover pivoted on said horizontal member.

5. Apparatus as claimed in claim 2 comprising bag support means extending between the first said horizontal bar and said rear bars.

6. A rack for supporting a refuse bag in standing posi' tion, said rack comprising a latticework including an upper holder member shaped as a horizontal open frame adapted for holding open the mouth of a bag, lower supporting means for the bottom of the bag and including vertical front bars and a horizontal bar connected to the holder frame by said vertical front bars, forwardly extending bows on said horizontal bar constituting support members for the bag and rearwardly extending bows on said horizontal bar constituting a concave bed surface adapted for supporting a freely rotatable magazine roller of interconnected plastic bags, an inclined U-shaped bow, said horizontal bar including end portions interconnected by said inclined U-shaped bow, two vertical rear'bars supporting said U-shaped bow and extending from the holder frame, means on said rear bars for mounting the rack on a wall, the rear bars including an inclined bow extending to said horizontal bar and defining therewith a slot for the passage of bags from the magazine roller.

7. A rack according to claim 6 wherein the support members and the rearwardly extending bows are constituted by one wire in zigzag form connected at spaced points to said horizontal bar.

8. A rack according to claim 6 wherein the vertical rear bars are connected to said U-shaped bow.

9. A rack according to claim 6 comprising, on the vertical rear bars, a horizontal bar including end portions in Z-shape form constituting bearing pivot pins, and a cover on said pins and adapted to cover the holder frame.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification53/390, 248/99
International ClassificationB65B67/00, B65B67/12
Cooperative ClassificationB65B67/1266
European ClassificationB65B67/12M