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Publication numberUSRE27437 E
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 18, 1972
Filing dateAug 10, 1970
Priority dateAug 10, 1970
Publication numberUS RE27437 E, US RE27437E, US-E-RE27437, USRE27437 E, USRE27437E
InventorsCharles R. Bailey
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Double refuse can holder
US RE27437 E
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July 18, 1972 Q R, BMLEY Re. 27,437

DOUBLE REFUSE CAN HOLDER Original Filed June 5, 1968 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 ATTORNEYS BY 6102010 429802 @MMQMY-M July 18, 1972 'c R, BAlLEY Re. 27,437

DOUBLE REFUSE CAN HOLDER 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Original Filed June 3, 1968 us no I IIHIIIHII INVENTOR CHARLES R. BAILEY ATTORNEY5 United States Patent Matter enclosed in heavy brackets appears in. the original patent but forms no part of this reissue specification; matter printed in italics indicates the additions made by reissue.

ABSTRACT on THE DISCLOSURE A portable multiple refuse can holder of a generally wheelbarrow-like construction and having transversely hinged refuse can cover securing means latchable to prevent access by animals and accidental spillage of the contents of the refuse cans while transporting the cans bymeans of the holder.

V Background of the invention Portable multiple refuse can holders are well known in the art. These. holders in'general are of a wheelbarrowlike construction and comprise a tubular frame having a pair of wheels journaled on an axle on the forward end thereof and a pair of rearwardly facing handles at the rear end thereof. A pair of depending support elements is usually provided at the rear endof the holder. US. Patents, Nos. 3,111,333 and 3,379,451 to T. O. Marini et al. and No. 3,306,464 to J. W. Rogers illustrate representative examples of this type of prior'art refuse can holder.

Refuse can holders of the type above. described generally lack means for securing the tops of the refuse can thereon to prevent access by animals or the accidental spillage of the contents of the cans during the transportation by the holder. A prior art practice has been to attach flexible chains to the handles of the refuse can covers and to the frame of the portable refuse can holder. While this practice may prevent the misplacing of the covers, it is clearly ineffective in preventing the removal of the covers by animals or the accidental spillage of the contents of the refuse cans when jostled during their transporting. US. Patents Nos. 3,276,600 and 3,280,988 issued to H. W, Black and V. O.'Bennett, respectively are illustrative of prior art holders with which this practice has been adopted.

Re. 27,437 Reissued July 18, 1972 to, provide, a novel, multiple unit, portable refuse car holder in which the covers may be retained on the refuse cans to prevent access by dogs and other animals, ant to prevent the accidental spillage of the contents thereo1 while'transporting the cans in the holder.

Another object is to provide a novel, multiple unit portable refuse can holder in which an individual refuse can may be selectively removed from the holder with it:

cover in place thereon.

' Yet another object is to provide a novel portable h0lde1 for multiple refuse cans having a simplified, lightweigh' Y and sturdy construction.

- A still further object of the present invention is t( provide a novel portable double refuse can holder st designed and constructed that it can be packaged ant sold in knockdown form and quickly and easily assem bled by the purchaser.

These and other objects and advantages of the presen' invention will become apparent from the appended claim: and upon a reading of thefollowing detailed descriptior in conjunction with the drawings.

The drawings FIGURE 1 is a pictorial view of the portable refusr can holder of the present invention;

FIGURE 2 is a side elevation of the portable refusr can holder;

Other prior art holders have provided means for inprise an upstanding member at the front and rear of the holder and rather intricate mechanical means, often spring biased, for hinging a rigid arm thereto along the axis .of the holder. The rigid arms are customarily secured to the handle of the refuse can cover. Such'refuse can cover securing means have a disadvantage in that the individual refuse cans cannot be removed fromthe holder with their covers in place without first detaching the cover from the rigidarm. This procedure may be quite time consuming and mayv also require the use of hand tools. Since it may be desirable to'u'se one of the refuse cans from time to time in 'a location separate from the holder, this disadvantage often constitutes a serious inconvenience.

It is accordingly an object of the present invention FIGURE 3 is a plan view of the portable refuse car holder; and I FIGURE 4 is an endv elevation of the portable refuse can holder.

' I Detailed description Referring to the figures, where like portions of tilt portable double refuse can holder of the present in vention are given like numerical designations to facilitau a description thereof, a centrally located longitudina strap member 10 having a.- horizontal portion 12 and up standing legs 14 and 16 is provided to serve as th( basic frame member. The legs 14 and 16 are of sub stantially the same length and diverge slightly at thei: upper ends 18, as illustrated best in FIGURE 2, to sub stantially conform to the truncated cone configuration o. the conventional refuse can. A further upstanding strap member 20, located sub stantially midway between the legs 14 and 16 and co planar therewith, is suitably secured, such as by welding to the upper surface 22 of the bottom or horizonta portion 12 of the longitudinal member 10. The upstand ing member 20- is disposed substantially perpendicular tr the surface 22 of strap member 10 and is of a lengtl suflicient for its upper end 24 to rise vertically substan t-ially the same distance above the horizontal portion 15 as the ends 18 of the legs 14 and 16 of the longitudina strap member 10.

A pair of substantially identical U-shaped transverse strap members 26 and 28 are disposed with their horizontal or bottom portions 35'immediately adjacent thr bottom portion 12 of the longitudinal strap member If and respectively. equidistant between the leg 14 and-the upstanding member 20 and between the upstanding membe 20 and the'leg 16 in a plane normal to the plane 01 the longitudinal strap member.

' The transverse strap members 26 and 28 may be secured to the longitudinal strap member 10 at the poim where they cross as by means of a bolt 30 inserted through aligned apertures into threaded engagement, with a suitlongitudinal strap member 10. These surfaces 22 and constitute. the support for the bo.t t om, of. the refuse v rs 26 and 28 may-diverge slightly so as to conform to 1 e shape of the conventional refuse can.-

A horizontally disposed, endless strap member 36 in e form of a circular ring is secured to the end 18 of e leg 14 of the longitudinal member 10, the end 24 of e' upstanding 20, and thelegs 37 of 'the' transverse ember 26 at substantially the same height above the rfaces 22 and 34. The points at which the ring member i is secured to the longitudinal and transverse members I and 26 are spaced approximately 90. The means of tachment may be varied as desired, but may convenienttake the form of bolts 40 extending through aligned 'ertures into threaded engagement with suitable nuts 12. 1e diameter of the ring member 36 is, of course se- :ted to accommodate the conventional refuse can at that ight above the surfaces 22 and 34.

A second endless member 44 identical in every reect to the ring member 36 is secured to the end 18 the leg 16, the end 24 of the upstanding member 20, .d the legs 37 of the transverse member 28 by means gagement with a suitable nut 81. I

threaded bolts 40 and nuts 42 similar to those earlier scribed, or the same as, where appropriate.

The ring members 36 and 44 are-thus disposed subtntially coplanar and are secured fore and aft to the .ds 18 of the legs 14 and 16 of the longitudinal strap ember 10, to each other, and to the end 24 of the uptnding member 20 in the center of the holder,'and to e legs 37 of the transverse members 26 and 28 on th sides thereof. The ring members 36 and 44 need not mutually secured to the upstanding strap member 20 it some means must be provided to prevent longitudivl separation of the ring members 36 and 44. Additional rigidity is provided by use of a diagonal brace i secured to the point at which the ring member 44 is cured to the legs 37 of the transverse member 28 by e same bolts 40 and 42 and to the lower end 48 of the gs 37 of the transverse member 26 by other bolts 50 .d nuts 52 of like character. v An axle bar 54 spans the bottom portion 35 of the rward transverse member 26 in an underyling relationip thereto. The axle bar 54 may be welded or othervse secured to the horizontal portion 35 in any convenlllal manner with the ends 56 thereof projecting outirdly beyond the legs 27 of the transverse member 26. wheel 58 is freely journaled on each of the outwardly tending ends 56 of the axle bar 54 to support the lower into threaded engagement 4 I 11 withsuitable nuts .66, The han; dle includes an upstanding portion 72 which extends upwardly in the plane of the longitudinal strap member 10. The upstanding portion 72 ofthe handle 70 may diverge slightly from theleg; 16 ofthe longitudinal member 10 and the upper end 74 thereof may be bent rearwardly to provide a suitable hand grip for liftingthe support 58 clear of the surface upon which theholder rests so that the holder may berolled on the wheels 58. A cap 76 of rubber or plasticmaterial may be optionally provided on the extreme end76 of' the handle 70. The handle 70 is secured to the ring member 44 by means of a curved brace 77 welded or otherwise secured at its'extremities to spaced'points on the ring member 44.'The brace'77 may be apertured to receive a bolt 79 inserted through an aligned aperture in the upstanding portion 72' of the handle 70 into threaded en- A strap member 80 is secured to the upper extremities 82'of the upstanding portions 37 'of the transverse members 26 and 28 alongone side of the holder as by means of bolts 84 extending through aligned apertures i into threaded engagement with suitable nuts 86.

A vertically adjustable strap member 88 is secured to the strap member 80 substantially half way between the extremities 82 of the legs 37 of the transverse members 26 and 28 at a substantially 90 angle. The vertical adjustment of the member 88 may be accomplished by means of a plurality of verticallyspaced apertures 90, one of which may be moved into alignment with an aperture 92 in the member 80 for the insertion of a bolt 94 therethrough into threadedengagement with a nut (not-shown). The height of the upper end 96 of the member 88 may thus be readily adjusted with respect to the member 80. A suitable eye 98 may be secured in any conventional manner as by welding to the upper extremity 96 of the vertically adjustable member 88.

A pair of vertically adjustable extensions100 are secured to the upper extremities 102 of the legs 37 of the transverse strap members 26 and 28 on the other side of the holder. The extensions 100 may be provided with a plurality of vertically spaced apertures 104 for selective alignment with an aperture 106 in the extremities 102 of the legs 37 so that the height of the upper extremities 108 of the extensions 100 may be readily ad- .justed with respect to the holder. The upper extremities 108 of the extensions 100 may conveniently be twisted 90 so that the axis of an aperture 110 therein lies substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis of the holder.

A refuse can cover securing yoke 112 comprises a pair of endless strap members 114 in the form of circles substantially centered vertically over the bolts 30 used to secure the longitudinal strap member 10 to the transverse strap members 26 and 28. Each of the ring members 114 is approximately one half the size of the ring members 36 and 44 in diameter.

Both'of the ring members 114 are secured in a conventional manner, as by welding, to a transverse member 115. Each of the members 115 is hingedly secured to the ,upper extremity 108 of one of the extensions 100 of the transverse strap members 26 and 28 by means of a hinge bolt 116 extending through an aligned aperture therein.

e axle bar 54 so that the plane of the refuse can supirting surfaces 22 and 34 of the longitudinaland trans- :rse strap members 10 and 26 and 28 is substantially LIE-11C]. to the surface upon which the holder rests.

The bottom portion 68 of an elongated handle 70 secured to the horizontal portion 12 of the longitudinal rap member 10 in proximity to the leg 16 by means a pair of bolts 64 extending through-aligned apertures A U-shaped member 18 comprising a longitudinally extending portion 120 and transversely extending legs L122 isdisposed substantially coplanar with the ring members'114. The fends 124 of. the legs 122 of the member 118 are secured to the ring member 114 in a conventional manner, as by welding. A hasp 126 is secured,as by welding, to depend from the longitudinally extending portion 120 of the member 118. The hasp"126 has an elongated aperture 128 which -cooperates "in a conventional manner with the eye 98 of st l imed IT A portable. refuse. ean uholder cpmprising:

a longitudinal 'U shapbd ijrierh ber ha, ng a; substant y horizontal portion Qa'iid, upstar g 1 legs ot equal k... ;i I x ajfpalr pf longitudinally spaced transversejl -shaped fa i iembers each; having a sussmaar1y horizontal por- "flan an'duipstaiiding. legs; of ego; 1 3 11, .zontalpportion of tp orti ons ofssaidrtransverse w "1ga11yieop1mr' a v d disposed su b st a malftoptheljhoriiontal' portion of "said l I! fmember: to, supp orti'a ,reiuse ean, the legs of said transverse membersf extending tipitjardly ata least as a high asthe;legs or s aidlongitudinal member; against endlefss ringmembers'.eac l s n d ,t'o pne of "the leg 's o fIsad] said longitudinal mern her and the legs of one of said transverse members;

means for maintaining said ring members in a longitudinally flied relation to each other; M I m wheel'me'aris located under one of said'transverse members; v

ground engaging support means mounted at the other one ofisaid. transverse members; I

a handle .mounted Y to the horizontal portion of ,said longitudinal member at the end thereof adjacent said other transversenmember; said'ha'ndle eiite'hding'lupwardly and outwardlyifrom saidvhol der along the longitudinal axis thereof; W

means to limit the longitudinal separation dle from said ring members; t

hinge means mounted on the legs of said transverse members on one side of said longitudinal member;

a unitary member connected to said hinge means, said unitary member having surfaces adapted to maintain covers on the refuse cans when said unitary member is in a closed position and to allow removal of the refuse can from the holder when said unitary member is in an open position; and

latch means supported by the leg of at least one of said transverse members on the other side of said longitudinal member for maintaining said unitary member in a closed position.

2. The holder of claim 1 including an upstanding member mounted on the horizontal portion of said longitudinal member near the midpoint thereof and extending upwardly into engagement with said ring member maintaining means.

3. The holder of claim 1 wherein said unitary member includes a pair of endless substantially circular members and means supporting said circular members substantially coaxial with said ring members when said unitary member is in a closed position.

4. The holder of claim 3 wherein said circular members are disposed substantially coplanar and have a diameter substantially less than the diameter of said ring members; and

of said hanp ti t ai lsatu u l 1 1 t sqq rc l o g g of said o 8 x 16 t he q asa ti -semis an inta a n vms diaslu an upstanding member mounted on the hopizont .i es ap nsa inq eq r11 aid Thai-bid irri ate. eye and said elongated member l snne v q ,7 anssa .sqatabe 1 e. ames he e t sma Spa tmemher aa the ett m p n tas i al and; ru tees-members.ma bea ius adapt the holder to refuse cans of dilfer'e nt hei its it -i111:liqldr t te s l ud g tq ss a l a a? washe at first point andto the leg of l s lriils imemb is. s d: ga

l i gs vr' dii i h I1 assassin e saidslas mm ti'oned U-shaped member.

+ 1 -4 :R F r f Wh m-1t ha id s methi a longitudinal U-shaped member havjng a substantia'li horizontal portion and upstanding legs} i a pair of longitudinally spaced transverse U-shape members each having a substanitally horizontal p0: tion and upstanding legs, the horizontal portion 1 each of said transverse members being mounted net its midpoint to the horizontal portion of said long tudinal member, the horizontal portions of said tran, verse members being substantially coplanar with an disposed substantially normal to the horizontal por tion of said longitudinal member to support a refill can;

a pair of ring members each secured to one of the leg of said longitudinal member and the legs of on of said transverse members;

means for maintaining said ring members in a longitt dinally fixed relation to each other;

wheel means located adjacent one of said transvers members;

ground engaging support means mounted at the othe one of said transverse members;

a handle mounted to the horizontal portion of sai longitudinal member at the end thereof adjacent sai other transverse member, said handle extending up wardly and outwardly from said holder along th longitudinal axis thereof;

means to limit the longitudinal separation of said handle from said ring members;

hinge means mounted on the legs of said transverse members on one side of said longitudinal member;

a unitary member connected to said hinge means, said unitary member having surfaces adapted to maintain covers on the refuse cans when said unitary member is in a closed position and to allow removal of the refuse can from the holder when said unitary member is in an open position; and

latch means supported by the leg of at least one of said transverse members on the other side of said longitudinal member for maintaining said unitary member in a closed position.

10. A portable refuse can holder comprising:

a longitudinal U-shaped member having a substantially horizontal portion and upstanding legs;

a pair of longitudinally spaced transverse U-shaped members each having a substantially horizontal portion and upstanding legs, the horizontal portion of each of said transverse members being mounted near its mid-point to the horizontal portion of said longitudinal member, the horizontal portions of said transverse members being substantially coplanar with and disposed substantially normal to the horizontal portion of said longitudinal member to support a refuse can, the legs of said transverse members extending upwardly at least as high as the legs of said longitudinal member,

a pair of ring members each secured to one of the legs of said longitudinal member and the legs of one of said transverse members;

means for maintaining said ring members in a longitudinally fixed relation to each other;

ground engaging wheel means;

a handle mounted to the horizontal portion of said longitudinal member at the end thereof adjacent said other transverse member, said handle extending upwardly and outwardly from said holder along the lonigtudinal axis thereof;

hinge means mounted on the legs of said transverse members on one side of said longitudinal member;

a unitary member connected to said hinge means, said unitary member having surfaces adapted to maintain covers on the refuse cans when said unitary member is in a closed position and to allow removal of the refuse can from the holder when said unitary member is in an openposition; and

latch means for maintaining said unitary member in a closed position.

I ll. A portable refuse can holder comprising:

' a longitudinal U-shaped member having a substantially horizontal portion and upstanding legs;

a pair of longitudinally spaced transverse U-shaped members each having a substantially horizontal portion and upstanding legs, the horizontal portion of each of said transverse members being mounted near its mid-point to the horizontal portion of said longitudinal member, the horizontal portions of said transv verse members being substantially coplanar with and disposed substantially normal to the horizontal portion of said longitudinal member to support a refuse can; Y

I a pair of ring members each secured to one of the legs of said longitudinal member and the legs of one of said transverse members;

means for maintaining said ring members in a longitudinally fixed relationto each other;

ground engaging wheel means;

a handle mounted to'the horizontal portion of said longitudinal member at the end thereof adjacent said other transverse member, said handle extending upwardly and outwardly from said holder along the longitudinal axis thereof;

hinge means mounted on the legs of said transverse members on one side of said longitudinal member;

a unitary member connected to said hinge means, said unitary member having surfaces'adapted to maintain covers on the refuse cans when said unitary member is in a closed position and to allow removal of the refuse can from the holder when said unitary member is in an open position; and

latch means on the other side of said longitudinal member for maintaining said unitary member in a closed position.

References Cited The following references, cited by the Examiner, are

of record in the patented file of this patent or the original patent.

UNITED STATES PATENTS 3,235,213 2/1966 Hall 24'8'129 3,292,795 12/1966 Chappell 2:80-47.19

BENJAMIN HERSH; Primary Examiner Y J. A. PEKAR, Assistant Examiner U.S. Cl. X.R.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification280/47.19, 211/85.19, 248/129, D34/21
International ClassificationB62B1/00, B62B1/26
Cooperative ClassificationB62B1/264, B62B2202/20
European ClassificationB62B1/26C