ApplicationNo. 465328 filed on 01/16/1990
US Classes:220/322, Comprising "U" shaped or bifurcated members (e.g., pivoted bails)220/908, TRASH CONTAINER292/205Padlock or seal catch
ExaminersPrimary: Elkins, Gary E.
Assistant: Cronin, Stephen K.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassB65D 045/04
AbstractThe invention is directed to a locking mechanism for a container having a hinged or removable lid. The elements of the locking mechanism comprise a U-shaped securing member which is attached to the sidewalls of the container. The U-shaped member pivots over the lid, and is held in place by a lock mechanism. The locking mechanism may either fix the U-shaped securing element directly to a locking lug on the container sidewall, or may be attached to the locking lug via a securing strand element.
Field of SearchHaving means for securing or retaining closure in its closed position (e.g., fastening devices)
Comprising "U" shaped or bifurcated members (e.g., pivoted bails)
Elongated members (e.g., leaf spring, radiating arms) acting between face of closure and opposed abutments or walls of the container
Crossbar carries closure and serves as closure fastener
Clamps, clips, hooks, or latches