Lid unit for a refuse compactor Patent #: 4152979
ApplicationNo. 06/745647 filed on 06/17/1985
US Classes:220/252, Pivotally or slidably mounted semispherical hood-type closure220/812, Slidable along parallel guides (e.g., slots or rails)220/817, About multiple axes220/908TRASH CONTAINER
ExaminersPrimary: Pollard, Steven M.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassB65F 1/16 (20060101)
Foreign Application Priority Data1984-06-29 AU
AbstractA waste container has top opening closed by a lid member. A pair of arms is pivotally mounted on opposed ends of the container. The lid member is pivoted relative to its rear edge to the upper ends of the arms. The arms are of a length and so mounted to the container ends that the lid can be moved between a closed position and an open position with the front edge of the lid sliding along the upper edges of the container ends. A pair of springs connected between each arm and the container assists pivotal movement of the arms relative to the container during sliding movement of the lid across the container opening. When the container is inverted for emptying, the lid pivots relative to the arms to facilitate discharge of waste from the container.