US Patent No: 7,217,078

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Waste receptacle transporter

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20060062658

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Abstract

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A vehicle mounted carrier for lifting and securing in an elevated position waste receptacles and other articles for transport. A housing including a pair of side plates, a rear plate and a bottom plate having apertures for mounting to a conventional trailer tow hitch assembly or to a vehicle bumper. A lever arm terminating at one end in a channel for receiving the article of transport and pivotally connected to the housing at the opposite end. A latch assembly is provided for securing the article of transport in an elevated position and for selectively releasing allowing the user to controllably lower and disengage the article of transport. The latch assembly includes a latch rod operably secured to a pair of springs secured to the lever arm and a pair of springs secured to the latch rod and to a lever handle. Lever arm stop element secured to the housing to limit the rotation of the lever arm.

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Short, Russell James Scotts Valley, CA 1 3

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
SPORTRACK LLC. (2)
5,449,101 Hitch rack for an automotive vehicle 38 1993
5,489,110 Hitch rack foot lever cinch 26 1995
 
JUST R. HOLDINGS LTD. (1)
5,303,857 Swing-down bicycle carrier for vehicles 60 1992
 
STEIN, AARON (1)
4,400,129 Wheelchair carrier and loading device 63 1981
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (7)
4,561,575 Swing away tire carrier and hitch 37 1984
5,346,357 Self-locking parallel-motion dolly mount 11 1993
6,033,178 Trash container lifting and transporting device 12 1997
5,961,272 Waste receptacle transport device 4 1998
6,164,896 Trash container lifting and transporting device 18 2000
6,361,264 Container transporter 18 2000
6,698,995 Hitch mounted refuse container transport device 11 2002

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
8,550,318 Bracket for towing single and multiple trash bins 0 2010
8,714,901 Garbage can lifter 0 2011
8,505,951 Hitch mounted waste container transporter 0 2011

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