Title:
E. E. Z. Z. automatic bag feed trash system
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
An Automatic trash bag feed process requiring a false bottom vented, unvented, or open that allows trash bag box to be inserted into bottom to allow automatic trash bag feed process to occur. A grab bag stick for easy reach of first bag in 13 gallon and up sizes with stick holder built onto inside of trash can for handy reach and loss prevention. A trash can lid with holding tank or reservoir with fill spout to allow user to fill tank with sanitizing or deodorizing liquids to provide effective germ, bacteria, and odor control of trash can. This applicator can be manually or time activated and any type of liquids can be used for germ, bacteria and odor control. This complete trash system is designed for both indoor and outdoor use.

E.E.Z.Z.AUTOMATIC BAG FEED TRASH SYSTEM provides for time and effort saving bag changing with 20 bag or more automatic feed process, and provides for todays “GREEN” approach to all environmental impacting aspects of every day life, including trash disposal. This system provides a germ, bacteria, and odor free home or business environment for trash disposal. The sanitizing and deodorizing abilities of this system should prove invaluable for kitchens, hospitals, restaurants, and doctor's offices everywhere.




Inventors:
Watson, Brad Alan (Monahans, TX, US)
Application Number:
12/077868
Publication Date:
10/22/2009
Filing Date:
03/24/2008
Primary Class:
International Classes:
B65D25/14
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Primary Examiner:
THOMAS, KAREEN KAY
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Brad A. Watson (Monahans, TX, US)
Claims:
I claim:

1. Embodiment of trash can comprising of a false bottom with or without guide walls that can be vented for air freshener release, or unvented providing structure for trash bag box to be installed to allow for automatic trash bag feed process to occur. Said embodiment to also contain a grab stick sleeve to hold grab bag stick on inside wall of trash can.

2. Embodiment of trash can cover or lid to contain sanitization liquid or fragrance or both to be applied through spray applicator that can be hand operated or time activated, also a holding tank for liquid.

3. Embodiment of trash bag box consisting of trash bags being attached together by perforated means of attachment, and also containing flex tab on first bag in box

4. Said trash bag box also having fragrance or air freshener pods located all around trash bag box in center.

Description:

CROSS-REFERENCED TO RELATED APPLICATIONS

This application claims the benefit of provisional application Ser. No. 61/062,484 filed 2008 Feb. 15 by the present inventor.

FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH

Not Applicable

SEQUENCE LISTING OR PROGRAM

Not Applicable

BACKGROUND

Field of Invention

Garbage disposal for both home and business environments has changed very little in many decades. Users are still placing one bag at a time into trash can, and sanitation and odor control is still a problem in current disposal methods. In todays growing “GREEN” Attitude Approach to living standards, Applicant feels the world is ready for a more environmentally safe and time saving trash disposal system. Applicants designs change previous design by having a false bottom to allow for stabile placement of trash bag box for automatic feed process to occur, and also a grab stick sleeve built onto the outside of trash can to hold grab stick in place as well as help prevent loss of. Trash can cover was was also redesigned having a holding tank or reservoir with spray nozzle built inside to allow for dispersment of sanitizing spray or air freshener, or a combination of both. The trash cans applicant designed are for indoor and outdoor use and are vented for indoor use, and unvented for outdoor use. The trash bag boxes for indoor use also have air freshener pods all around bags for effective odor control, as well as a flex tab on first bag in box for easy grab with grab stick for first bag installation. These new designs allow for automatic bag feed for 20 or more bags saving time and effort and also solving problems with odor control and sanitation making for a much more “GREEN” system in fighting germs and bacteria. All outdoor trash cans have the unvented bottom, and trash bag boxes are not equipped with air freshener pods, but do have the flex tab on first bag, as well as grab stick for installation of first bag, as well as the sleeve built onto the side of trash can.

SUMMARY

In accordance with one embodiment of a complete trash disposal system which allows for automatic trash bag feed process to occur in both indoor and outdoor trash can design. This embodiment requires the false bottom with disperse slot in top layer which allows bags to pass through top layer for automatic feed process to occur. The trash bag grab stick simplifies this process and helps to maintain a more sanitary process. Sanitizing spray and air freshener also make the overall system “GREEN” and provide for odor free and germ free trash disposal to occur.

DRAWINGS

Figures

In the drawings all figures have different numbers.

FIG. 1 shows the tour gallon square trash can for indoor use

FIG. 2 shows the 8 gallon round trash can for indoor use

FIG. 3 shows the vented tab for insert box slot cover.

FIG. 4 shows a portion of bottom of trash can with lip groove on top and bottom for tab to slide in

FIG. 5 shows the false bottom of trash can with disperse bag slot cut out of top layer.

FIG. 6 shows the 13 gallon tall kitchen trash can in rectangular shape: indoor

FIG. 7 shows the 30 gallon trash can for indoor use

FIG. 8 shows the vented tab for insert box slot cover

FIG. 9 shows the grab bag stick for all trash cans over 13 gallon size both indoor and outdoor.

FIG. 10 shows square or rectangular lid for 13 and 30 gallon indoor trash cans.

FIG. 11 shows the oval or round lid for 13 and 30 gallon indoor trash cans.

FIG. 12 shows the holding tank for push button spray or mist into trash can

FIG. 13 shows the square and rectangular trash bag box with air freshener pods.

FIG. 14 shows the round and oval trash bag box with air freshener pods

FIG. 15 shows the trash bags being attached to each other

FIG. 16 shows the outdoor 30 gallon trash can in round shape with lid

FIG. 17 shows how trash bags are attached by perforated easy tear design

FIG. 18 shows the outdoor lawn & leaf trash can or 55 gallon size with cover.

FIG. 19 shows the way trash bags are folded in trash bag box

REFERENCE NUMERALS

  • 31 disperse bag slot
  • 32 insert box slot
  • 33 vented bottom
  • 34 tab cover vented
  • 35 insert box slot
  • 36 lip on top and bottom of trash can
  • 37 tab cover vented
  • 38 disperse bag slot cut out
  • 39 false bottom
  • 40 grab bag stick sleeve or holder
  • 41 insert box slot
  • 42 insert box slot
  • 43 tab cover vented
  • 44 grab bag stick
  • 45 sanitizer fill spout
  • 46 push button spray applicator
  • 47 flap lid
  • 48 lip for lid to rest on
  • 49 sanitizer fill spout
  • 50 push button spray applicator
  • 51 flap lid
  • 52 reservoir tank
  • 53 sanitizer fill spout
  • 54 push button applicator
  • 55 spring
  • 56 spray nozzle
  • 56 spray nozzle
  • 57 air freshener pods
  • 58 trash bag box
  • 59 flex tab
  • 60 trash bags
  • 61 box guides
  • 62 bag disperse slot
  • 63 grab bag stick sleeve or holder
  • 64 trash can handle
  • 65 trash can lid
  • 66 slide to cover slot tab
  • 67 slide to cover slot tab
  • 68 trash bag attachment to each other
  • 69 trash can lid
  • 70 trash can handle
  • 71 easy roll wheel
  • 72 box guide
  • 73 tab slide to cover slot
  • 74 trash bag packaging

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

Embodiment of Automatic Trash Bag Feed Process

Applicant will now define drawings trying not to repeat unless Applicant feels necessary for understanding drawings. FIG. 1, 31 shows the square 4 gallon indoor trash can bag disperse slot cut out of top layer of false bottom for automatic bag feed process to occur. 32 shows the insert box slot on one side of trash can. 33 shows the vented sides on all three other sides of trash can. FIG. 3, 34 shows the vented tab which covers insert box slot after installing box. FIG. 2 35 shows the insert box slot for the 8 gallon round and oval shaped trash cans for indoor use. FIG. 4, 36 shows the L shaped lip on top and bottom of false bottom for tab to slide in 37. FIG. 5, 38 again shows the false bottom of the trash can and the bag disperse slot cut out of top layer 38, and 39. FIG. 6, 40 shows the grab bag stick sleeve built on to the inside of all trash cans from 13 gallon sizes up, both indoor and outdoor use. 41 shows the insert box slot for the 13 gallon rectangular tall kitchen trash can. FIG. 7, 42 shows the insert box slot for round or oval shaped 30 gallon indoor trash can. FIG. 8, 43 again shows vented tab for insert box slot cover. FIG. 9, 44 shows the grab bag stick design which applicant feels should be 28 inches in length with hook on end for grabbing flex tab on first bag in box to start automatic bag feed process. FIG. 10, 45 shows the sanitizing spray fill spout to fill holding tank or reservoir with any type of sanitizing, deodorizing, or both types of liquids for spray use. 46 shows the push button spray dispense down into trash can. 47 shows the flap lid and 48 shows the resting lip for lid to rest on trash can.

FIG. 11, 49 again showing the round or oval shaped trash can lid with sanitizing fill spout and 50 the push button applicator, and 51 the flap lid. these disinfecting trash can lids are available in 13 and 30 gallon indoor trash cans. FIG. 12, 52 shows just the holding tank built into lid with 53 again showing the fill spout. 54 showing the push button spray disperse into trash can. 55 showing the spring activated push button design and 56 showing the downward pointed nozzle for effective spray release. FIG. 13, 57 shows the air freshener pods around trash bag box 58, and 59 showing how the flex tab pops up for easy grab with grab stick for first bag installation. FIG. 14 shows same in round or oval shaped trash cans for indoor use. FIG. 15, 60 shows how the trash bags come out of the box attached to each other. FIG. 16, 61 shows the box guides built into false bottom to hold trash bag box. 62 shows the bag disperse slot again and 63 again shows grab bag stick sleeve also built onto the inside of outdoor trash cans. 64 shows the handles that would be on all 13, 30, 35, 50 gallon sizes. 65 showing lids for all outdoor trash cans also in all shapes and sizes. 66 shows how on the outdoor trash cans tab merely slides inward to cover insert box slot 67 FIG. 17, 68 shows how bags are attached on both sides and in the middle by perforations to allow for easy tear but attached for automatic bag feed process. FIG. 18, 69 shows the trash can lid for square or rectangular outdoor use cans with handles 70 and easy roll wheel 71 and box guides 72 and tab slides 73 FIG. 19 shows how all trash bags should be folded “accordion style” for easy automatic bag process to occur.

Operation

Applicant will define operation of embodiment with help of drawing 2/7 FIG. 6, 41. To begin process remove tab from slot cover in false bottom of trash can FIG. 8, 43, and insert trash bag box into slot 41 after removing bag cover allowing for flex tab to pop up, then replace tab to cover slot. Pull grab bag stick from sleeve 40 and use grab stick FIG. 9, 44 to reach down into trash can and hook flex tab pulling first bag up for installation onto trash can. Unhook grab stick and replace stick into holder, then place bag around trash can, after separating with stick.

For operation of sanitizing spray applicator, first remove fill tank spout cap and fill tank with favorite sanitizer and deodorizer, then replace cap. then whenever you throw away garbage simply push spray button to release sanitizing spray down into trash can. Applicant recommends push button applicator, however a time released spray applicator could also be installed with a timer system and battery.

Advantages

From the description above, a number of advantages of applicant's embodiment are evident.

(a) False bottom with disperse slot allows for automatic bag feed process to occur in both indoor and outdoor designs.

(b) Grab bag stick and sleeve make for a much easier and sanitary process of installing first bag onto trash can for automatic trash bag feed process to begin.

(c) Vented bottoms on all indoor use trash cans provide for effective air freshener dispersal to occur.

(d) Trash bag boxes with air freshener pods surrounding trash bag box allow for maximum air freshener to occur on all sides of trash can, while also allowing for fresh air freshener each time trash bag box replaced.

(e) Sanitizing mister or spray applicator built into lid for trash can that can be filled with sanitizing, deodorizing, or both type of liquids for very effective germ, bacteria, and odor fighting measures or “GREEN” methods of home health care to occur.

(f) This entire embodiment provides for time and effort saving trash disposal system to work more effective than existing trash systems can as well as provide effective germ, bacteria and odor fighting control which is very important for not only home kitchen and baby room areas of households abroad, but also greatly needed in todays hospital, doctor's offices, restaurants and public service business's need to provide safer germ free environments for today as well as tomorrows needs.

CONCLUSION, RAMIFICATIONS, AND SCOPE

Applicant feels there is a valid patent here on the embodiment or embodiments described, as the trash can is redesigned to include a false bottom which applicant suggest a 3½″ false bottom to allow for at least 20 or more bags to be able to self feed through disperse slot in top of false bottom making for a longer lasting automatic bag feed process. The vented bottom on all indoor use trash cans is also different from existing trash cans allowing for effective air freshener to occur with air freshener equipped trash bag boxes.

The built in grab stick sleeve onto the inside of trash can is also new with its grab stick which makes easy reach of first bag so user does not have to reach down into trash can.

The trash bag boxes with their air freshener pods all around trash bags for effective air freshener dispersal with vented bottoms on false bottoms of indoor trash cans. These trash bags also containing the flex tab on the first bag in the box for easy grab with grab stick.

The sanitizing and deodorizing trash can lid for 13 and 30 gallon indoor trash cans with its holding tank with fill spout for user to fill with favorite sanitizer and deodorizer liquids for push button application to make a much safer germ and bacteria free disposal system.

Applicant has expressed his recommendations on design and features but are only applicants recommendations, This trash can embodiment can have many different sized false bottoms and different lengthed grab sticks ect, and trash cans could be made of many different materials, or any solid material, and trash bag boxes can contain many different numbers of bags, with different types of easy grab tabs like flex tab. That is why Applicant has provided drawings in Square, rectangular, round and oval shapes as well as different gallon capacity sizes. Applicant feels that any trash can containing any false bottom for trash box to be placed to allow for a automatic trash bag feed process to occur would be infringing on design of applicants embodiment. A trash can containing a built in sleeve and grab stick would also be infringing no matter of length, dimensions, or materials used in construction. A trash can lid containing any tank or reservoir with either a timed or push button, or other type of mist or spray application would also be infringing on applicants embodiments of the embodiment.

Any false bottom trash can whether vented, unvented or even open which allowed for trashbag box to be placed under bottom of trash can would be infringement on applicants embodiment, as would any trash bag box with air freshener pods either around, underneath, or on top of box be a different in applicants embodiment.

Applicant has not expressed any specific color or materials to be used in trash can manufacturing process, however applicant now expresses that a plastic for home use and cost effectiveness being also easy to clean ect. Applicant also feels aluminum, stainless steel, and galvanized steel also be used for hospital, restaurants, and high use applications. All colors should be included in embodiment colors for plastic and steel manufacturing.

Holding tank for sanitizing and deodorizing spray application could also be built into lid or be a separate tank that could clamp, hook, or rest on lid to spray liquid into trash can. Applicant's design is to be built into lid. Liquid holder could be any type of container.