Title:
HANGER UNIT AND COLLECTING BOX WITH IT
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A collection bag hanger is disclosed, which comprises an opening for receiving a collection bag; a use part which is bent upwards for forming a longitudinal protrusion and allows a collection bag, which will be used, to be caught by the longitudinal protrusion in an unfolded shape; and a loading part for storing a plurality of collection bags, wherein two hangers formed of the above elements are parallel in one pair, and the upwards bent parts are perpendicular.



Inventors:
Sung, Bu-kyoung (Gyeonggi-do, KR)
Application Number:
12/374468
Publication Date:
01/21/2010
Filing Date:
06/08/2007
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
248/309.1
International Classes:
B65B67/12
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Primary Examiner:
CHIBOGU, CHIEDU A
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
BOYLE FREDRICKSON S.C. (MILWAUKEE, WI, US)
Claims:
1. In a collection box hanger which can support a plurality of collection bags for collecting waste or recyclable items, a collection bag hanger, comprising: an opening for receiving a collection bag; a use part which is bent upwards for forming a longitudinal protrusion and allows a collection bag, which will be used, to be caught by the longitudinal protrusion in an unfolded shape; and a loading part for storing a plurality of collection bags, wherein two hangers formed of the above elements are parallel in one pair, and the upwards bent parts are perpendicular.

2. The hanger of claim 1, wherein an escape prevention part is bent upward from a front end of the opening.

3. The hanger of claim 1, wherein said fixing frame having a plurality of engaging holes are engaged at an inner front end of the loading part.

4. The hanger of claim 3, further comprising a protection member which is rotatably engaged at the fixing frame for preventing a hanger from being exposed to the outside.

5. The hanger of claim 3, wherein said fixing frame is fixed at an inner upper side of the collection bag by means of an engaging member which passes through the engaging hole.

6. The hanger of claim 3, wherein the length of the use part is the same as the interval between a pair of the hangers fixed at the fixing frame.

7. In a collection box which can support a plurality of collection bags for collecting waste or recyclable items, a collection bag hanger, comprising: a collection box body which forms an inner space; a fixing frame which has a plurality of engaging holes and is fixed at an inner upper side of the collection box body by means of an engaging member which passes through the engaging hole; a pair of hangers which are fixed at the fixing frame with certain intervals, wherein said hanger includes an opening for receiving a collection bag; a use part which is bent upwards for forming a longitudinal protrusion at an inner side and an outer side of the hanger and allows a collection bag, which will be used, to be caught by the longitudinal protrusion in an unfolded shape; and a loading part for storing a plurality of collection bags.

8. The box of claim 7, wherein an escape prevention part is bent upwards from a front end of the opening.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of the Invention

The present invention relates to a hanger for a collection bag, and a collection box having the same, and in particular to a hanger for a collection bag in which a pair of hangers are installed on a wall or in the interior of a collection box in parallel by one pair, and a plurality of collection boxes having punched openings can be inputted and loaded, and one bag is discharged from the loaded collection bags when in use and is hanged on four longitudinal protrusions formed at one pair of hanger.

2. Description of the Related Prior Art

As shown in FIG. 8, a conventional collection bag has a pair of symmetrical hangers 1 in a horizontal direction in a rounded shape. When a punched collection bag is inputted into an opening of the hanger 1, it cannot pass through a rounded portion 4 with a relatively larger interval, so that an insertion and loading are not easy. Even when a collection bag has been inputted by passing through the rounded portion, a collection bag cannot be hung in a fully unfolded shape. So, it is impossible to hang and unfold the collection bag without an additional device. In case of a conventional collection bag hanger, a collection bag specially designed to have flexibility is used or a certain device for hanging and unfolding the collection bag is needed. As a result, even when a meter-rate system bag, a plastic bag, or a pocket has an accurate punched opening, it cannot be reliably inputted and hung by a conventional collection bag hanger.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

Accordingly, it is an object of the present invention to overcome the problems encountered in the conventional art.

It is another object of the present invention to provide a hanger for a collection bag and a collection box having the same in which a pair of hangers are installed upright with a regular interval between the same, and a collection box inputting and loading are easy, and four protrusions are formed at a pair of hangers by bending the hangers upwards. Four punched openings of the loaded collection bag are hung by the protrusions, so that the bag is substantially opened with a certain tension.

It is further another object of the present invention to provide a hanger for a collection bag and a collection box having the same in which as the hangers are bent upwards, multiple collection bags are loaded and unfolded easily with the assistance of the protrusions, so that it is possible to easily store recyclable items and waste which are continuously used in life. In addition, since the intervals between the hangers are constant, various kinds of plastic bags or pockets, which are not specially manufactured, but currently available in the markets, can be used.

It is still further another object of the present invention to provide a hanger for a collection bag and a collection box having the same in which since protrusions with relatively higher heights are formed in an upward direction of the hangers, even when the collection bag has openings larger than the interval of the hangers, the openings of the collection bag are not beyond the protrusions without hands, so that it is possible to hang in a state that the collection bag is unfolded, namely, it is possible to use a collection bag larger than a standard collection box.

It is still further another object of the present invention to provide a hanger for a collection bag and a collection box having the same in which an escaper prevention part provided at a front end of the opening of the hanger is bent upward for thereby enhancing an easier insertion of the collection bag. Even when an interval of the openings of the collection bag is greater by a careless work, it is possible to prevent an escape of the collection bag.

To achieve the above objects, in a collection box hanger which can support a plurality of collection bags for collecting waste or recyclable items, there is provided a collection bag hanger which comprises an opening 11 for receiving a collection bag; a use part 12 which is bent upwards for forming a longitudinal protrusion 14 and allows a collection bag, which will be used, to be caught by the longitudinal protrusion 14 in an unfolded shape; and a loading part 13 for storing a plurality of collection bags, wherein two hangers 10 formed of the above elements are parallel in one pair, and the upwards bent parts are perpendicular.

In the present invention, longitudinal protrusions are formed by vertically bending a pair of hangers. The lengths of the use parts of the hangers are same as the intervals between the hangers. It is easy to move without resistance or friction for an insertion, loading, unfolding and removal when the collection bag with punched openings are disposed on the hangers. Since four longitudinal protrusions 14 are formed, four openings of the collection bag are caught by four longitudinal protrusions of the collection bag hanger 40, so that a collection bag can be unfolded in a square shape. Since the intervals between the hangers 10 are constant, various collection bags can be used irrespective of the kinds of bags such as a meter-rate bag, a plastic bag, and a pocket which are currently available in the market only when the surrounding of the collection bag is above ¼ of the interval between the hangers. Even when the punched opening intervals or punched openings are relatively larger due to a careless work, since there are provided the longitudinal protrusions 14 having relatively higher heights, there are not problems when the collection bag is used. In the present invention, the escape prevention part formed at the front end of the opening of the hangers is upwardly bent, an insertion of the collection bag is enhanced. Even the intervals of the punched openings are larger in the collection bag due to a careless work, it is possible to prevent an escape of the front side of the collection bag from the hangers (external escape of the hanger). Namely, it is possible to use a collection bag larger than the size of the collection box.

In the collection bag hanger 40 according to the present invention, since the meter-rate system standard bag may be punched, unfolded and used in case of waste, it is not needed to use the collection bag twice for thereby saving a natural resource.

In addition, a collection bag hanger according to the present invention has a simple structure. It can be easily mounted on a wall or can be installed in the interior of the collection box. The collection box having various shapes and sizes can be made with lower cost in the present invention.

These, and other aspects and objects of the present invention will be better appreciated and understood when considered in conjunction with the following description and the accompanying drawings. It should be understood, however, that the following description, while indicating preferred embodiments of the present invention, is given by way of illustration and not of limitation. Many changes and modifications may be made within the scope of the present invention without departing from the spirit thereof, and the invention includes all such modifications.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is a schematic perspective view illustrating a collection bag hanger according to a first embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 2 is a view illustrating a use state of a collection bag hanger according to a first embodiment of the present invention.

FIGS. 3 and 4 are perspective views illustrating a collection bag frame having a collection bag hanger according to a second embodiment of the present invention.

FIGS. 5 and 6 are views illustrating a use state of a collection bag hanger according to a second embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 7 is a view illustrating a use state that a collection bag is mounted on a collection box according to a second embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 8 is a perspective view illustrating a conventional hanger.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

To achieve the above objects, in a collection box hanger which can support a plurality of collection bags for collecting waste or recyclable items, there is provided a collection bag hanger which comprises an opening for receiving a collection bag; a use part which is bent upwards for forming a longitudinal protrusion and allows a collection bag, which will be used, to be caught by the longitudinal protrusion in an unfolded shape; and a loading part for storing a plurality of collection bags, wherein two hangers formed of the above elements are parallel in one pair, and the upwards bent parts are perpendicular.

To achieve the above objects, in a collection box which can support a plurality of collection bags for collecting waste or recyclable items, there is provided a collection bag hanger which comprises a collection box body which forms an inner space; a fixing frame which has a plurality of engaging holes and is fixed at an inner upper side of the collection box body by means of an engaging member which passes through the engaging hole; and a pair of hangers which are fixed at the fixing frame with certain intervals, wherein said hanger includes an opening for receiving a collection bag; a use part which is bent upwards for forming a longitudinal protrusion at an inner side and an outer side of the hanger and allows a collection bag, which will be used, to be caught by the longitudinal protrusion in an unfolded shape; and a loading part for storing a plurality of collection bags.

The preferred embodiments of the present invention will be described with reference to the accompanying drawings.

Here, the term “hanger” represents one hanger, and “collection bag hanger” represents a structure that a pair of hangers are installed in parallel.

FIG. 1 is a schematic perspective view illustrating a collection bag hanger according to a first embodiment of the present invention. FIG. 2 is a view illustrating a use state of a collection bag hanger according to a first embodiment of the present invention. As shown therein, there are provided an opening 11 in which a pair of hangers 10 are installed by the unit of one pair for receiving a collection bag, a use part 12 in which a collection bag is caught and supported by a longitudinal protrusion in a unfolded state, and a loading part 13 for loading a plurality of collection bags.

Here, the hanger 10 is preferably made in a metallic circular pipe. It has an opening 11 formed at a front side for receiving a plurality of punched collection bags 6. An escape prevention part 11a bent upwards for preventing an escape of the inputted collection bag 6 is formed at a front end of the opening 11.

A use part 12 is formed at the following portion of the opening 11, so that a collection bag 6 is disposed and used. The use part 12 is formed by connecting the upper sides of two longitudinal protrusions 14 which are vertically bent. A collection bag to be used is caught and supported by the longitudinal protrusion in a state that it is unfolded with a certain length. As shown in FIG. 1, the longitudinal protrusion 14 is formed at a connection portion between the opening 11 and the use part 12 and at a connection portion between the use part 12 and the loading part 13. As the collection bag is caught and supported by the longitudinal protrusion 14, it is possible to prevent the collection bag from being escaped beyond the longitudinal protrusion 14. In addition, since the longitudinal protrusion 14 is provided, even when the punched interval of the punched collection bag 6 is greater than the length of the use part 12 of the hanger or the size of the punched opening is greater than the diameter of the hanger, it is possible to hang and support the collection bag within a scope of the length of the longitudinal protrusion 14. Preferably, the longitudinal protrusion 14 is bent upwards at a nearly right angle.

As shown in FIG. 2, a plurality of hangers are fixed on the wall. A collection bag 6 is inserted between a pair of the hangers. The punched part is caught and supported by means of the longitudinal protrusion in an unfolded state.

A loading part 13 is provided at the following portion of the use part 12 so that a plurality of collection bags are sequentially loaded in the use part 12 and are used. Namely, when in use, one of the loaded collection bags is separated and moved toward the use part 12 and is unfolded and used.

The collection bag hanger according to a first embodiment of the present invention may be fixed on a collection box or a wall.

FIGS. 3 and 4 are perspective views illustrating a collection bag frame having a collection bag hanger according to a second embodiment of the present invention. FIGS. 5 and 6 are views illustrating a use state of a collection bag hanger according to a second embodiment of the present invention. FIG. 7 is a view illustrating a use state that a collection bag is mounted on a collection box according to a second embodiment of the present invention. FIG. 8 is a perspective view illustrating a conventional hanger.

As shown in FIG. 3, the collection bag hanger according to the present invention may be used by engaging an additional fixing frame 20 at an inner front end of the loading part 13. The fixing frame 20 is provided with a plurality of engaging holes 23 for engaging at a wall or a collection box. So, the fixing frame 20 is fixed at an inner upper surface of a wall surface of the collection box by means of an engaging member such as a bolt which passes through the engaging hole 23. FIG. 5 is a view illustrating a state that a fixing frame of the collection bag hanger is engaged at a wall surface according to the present invention. FIG. 7 is a view illustrating a state that a fixing frame 20 is engaged at an inner upper side of the collection box 30 having a door 31 according to the present invention.

Preferably, the fixing frame 20 may be formed of a rectangular metallic plate. When it is attached to the collection box 30, it may have a certain shape and thickness determined based on the shape of the collection box.

As shown in FIGS. 4 and 6, there may be further provided a protection member 24 which is rotatably engaged at the fixing frame 20 for thereby preventing the hanger from being exposed to the outside. When the hanger is exposed to the outside, the protection member 24 prevents a user from being hurt as the user hits the same. As shown in FIG. 6, since the protection member 24 is rotatably upward and downward, it is possible to do the next work after the protection member is lifted and tilted upwards. Preferably, the protection member 24 may have an engaging member so that it rotates only in an upward direction with respect to a horizontal reference, not in a downward direction with respect to the horizontal direction.

As shown in FIG. 7, the collection bag hanger according to the present invention may be integrally engaged at the fixing frame 20. In particular, the fixing frame 20 may be engaged at an inner surface of the collection box 30. Namely, the collection bag hanger according to the present invention comprises a collection box body for forming an inner space, a fixing frame 20 which is fixed at an inner upper side of the collection box body by means of an engaging member which passes through the engaging hole, and a pair of hangers 10 which are engaged at the fixing frame with certain intervals. The hanger 10 engaged at the collection box 30 comprises an opening 11 for receiving a collection bag, a use part 12 which is bent upwards so that a longitudinal protrusion 14 is formed at an inner side and an outer side of the hanger, respectively, for thereby allowing a collection bag, which will be used, to be caught and supported by the longitudinal protrusion in a unfolded state, and a loading part 13 which stores a plurality of collection bags. The collection box may have a door 31 at one front side if needed, and a ring 32 may be provided at an outer upper side of the door 31, so that a user can easily hold when opening and closing the door.

As the present invention may be embodied in several forms without departing from the spirit or essential characteristics thereof, it should also be understood that the above-described examples are not limited by any of the details of the foregoing description, unless otherwise specified, but rather should be construed broadly within its spirit and scope as defined in the appended claims, and therefore all changes and modifications that fall within the meets and bounds of the claims, or equivalences of such meets and bounds are therefore intended to be embraced by the appended claims.

In the present invention, longitudinal protrusions are formed by vertically bending a pair of hangers. The lengths of the use parts of the hangers are same as the intervals between the hangers. It is easy to move without resistance or friction for an insertion, loading, unfolding and removal when the collection bag with punched openings are disposed on the hangers. Since four longitudinal protrusions 14 are formed, four openings of the collection bag are caught by four longitudinal protrusions of the collection bag hanger 40, so that a collection bag can be unfolded in a square shape. Since the intervals between the hangers 10 are constant, various collection bags can be used irrespective of the kinds of bags such as a meter-rate bag, a plastic bag, and a pocket which are currently available in the market only when the surrounding of the collection bag is above ¼ of the interval between the hangers. Even when the punched opening intervals or punched openings are relatively larger due to a careless work, since there are provided the longitudinal protrusions 14 having relatively higher heights, there are not problems when the collection bag is used. In the present invention, the escape prevention part formed at the front end of the opening of the hangers is upwardly bent, an insertion of the collection bag is enhanced. Even the intervals of the punched openings are larger in the collection bag due to a careless work, it is possible to prevent an escape of the front side of the collection bag from the hangers (external escape of the hanger). Namely, it is possible to use a collection bag larger than the size of the collection box.

Although the best mode contemplated by the inventors of carrying out the present invention is disclosed above, practice of the above invention is not limited thereto. It will be manifest that various additions, modifications and rearrangements of the features of the present invention may be made without deviating from the spirit and the scope of the underlying inventive concept.





 
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