WO1991001920A2 - Sharps disposal container - Google Patents

Sharps disposal container

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WO1991001920A2
WO1991001920A2 PCT/US1989/003410 US8903410W WO1991001920A2 WO 1991001920 A2 WO1991001920 A2 WO 1991001920A2 US 8903410 W US8903410 W US 8903410W WO 1991001920 A2 WO1991001920 A2 WO 1991001920A2
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passage
molded
container
cover
secured
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PCT/US1989/003410
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Orrin S. Hallock, Iii
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Hallock Orrin S Iii
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65FGATHERING OR REMOVAL OF DOMESTIC OR LIKE REFUSE
    • B65F1/00Refuse receptacles; Accessories therefor
    • B65F1/14Other constructional features; Accessories
    • B65F1/16Lids or covers
    • B65F1/1607Lids or covers with filling openings
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
    • A61B50/00Containers, covers, furniture or holders specially adapted for surgical or diagnostic appliances or instruments, e.g. sterile covers
    • A61B50/30Containers specially adapted for packaging, protecting, dispensing, collecting or disposing of surgical or diagnostic appliances or instruments
    • A61B50/36Containers specially adapted for packaging, protecting, dispensing, collecting or disposing of surgical or diagnostic appliances or instruments for collecting or disposing of used articles
    • A61B50/362Containers specially adapted for packaging, protecting, dispensing, collecting or disposing of surgical or diagnostic appliances or instruments for collecting or disposing of used articles for sharps

Abstract

In accordance with the present invention there is provided an incineratable sharps disposal container designed to be shipped optimally from the factory empty and pack optimally in a bio hazard incineration box when full, said incineratable sharps disposal container (1) molded substantially of an incineratable material, comprising a base container molded with inwardly slanting walls defining a holding cavity, a cover (2) secureable over the mouth of said holding cavity, said cover molded with a passage therethrough, comprising a protective slide or loading chute (3), said loading chute extending downward into the holding cavity of the container, said passage provided with closure means (4) securable thereacross, leaving the surface of the cover of the mouth of the container unobstructed when engaged across said passage as a closure means therefor.

Description

Description

Sharps Disposal Container

Technical Field

The present invention relates to bio hazard disposal boxes for

incineration of medical wastes and sharps disposal containers for the collection and containment of medical sharps after use, before incineration.

A problem with presently manufactured disposable sharps

containers, the Sage sharps disposal container in particular, is that they do not optmimunly pack into bio hazard incineration boxes, nor do they pack σptimumly empty as the lids therefor do not nest, if the lids nested, twice the count currently shipped could be shipped in the same box, which would make more efficent and cost effective use of transportation space and mediums and storage space before, during and after shipping.

Background Art

The patents U.S. 4,736,860 and

U.S. 4,736,844 cover certain specialized embodiments of contemporary sharps disposal containers not infringed upon by the present application. The prior art from which the present invention directly evolved is the Sage

Manufacturing Co. of Illinois, sharps disposal container, a U.S. patent for which is now pending. The Sage sharps disposal container is typified by an open mouth container with a snap on top, the top provided with a protective loading chute that extends outward from the top of the container and downward into the body of the container, the path of said loading chute C shaped to load sharps horizontally into the holding cavity of the container, and to prevent sharps dropped therein from extending upward therethrough, thus protecting individuals loading the container, and providing a deterrent to twart the theft of used hypodermic needles, and to prevent spillage of the same from said container if toppled. Disclosure of the Invention

The present invention provides a nesting base container, maided

substantially of a solid incineratable substance comprised of inwardly slanted walls defining an open mouth storage cavity, such that when empty a plurality thereof can be stacked one inside the other. The mouth of said container provided with a cover molded

substantially of a solid incineratable substance to secure thereover, said cover molded with a slanting passage therethrough for loading sharps into the holding cavity of the container, said passage molded with a slight taper allowing a plurality of covers to stack one on top of the other, the passage of the cover provided with closure means securable across said passage, leaving tip cover of the lid flat for packing when the container is full and the passage closed. In some embodiments the passage is provided with a planar baffle member secured pivotly thereacross, opening inwardly only, allowing loading of said container. In some embodiments the baffle member provides a closure means for the passage. In still further embodiments the passage of the cover is provided with a nesting extension comprising an upper cowling wherein the upper cowling provides closure for the passage secureable thereacross.

Brief Description of Drawings

Referring now to the drawings forming a part of the present

specification, Fig. 1 is an exploded perspective view of a possible

embodiment of the present invention, wherein the protective loading chute of the cover is molded with an integeral lid. Fig. 2 is an exploded perspective view of a possible embodiment of the present invention, wherein the

protective loading chute of the cover is provided with a backflow baffle

comprised of an inward opening trap door, providing a secureable closure after loading. Fig. 3 is an exploded perspective view of an embodiment of the present invention, wherein a nesting upper cowl provides a closure mean for the passage molded through the cover. Fig. 4 is an exploded perspective view of a possible embodiment of the present invention, wherein a pivotal nesting upper cowl and an exterior feed slide therefor provide closure means for the passage molded through the cover. Fig. 5 is an exploded perspective view of a possible embodiment of the present invention, wherein the protective loading chute molded through the cover is provided with a trap door, and a nesting cowl provided with an

automatically closing external feed slide pivoted to and providing a door for the cowling, the cowling secured to and providing a secureable closure for the passage of the cover. The depictions of the drawn embodiments forming a part of the present specification range from simple to complex, yet it is to be hereby realized that the scope of the present invention is by no means so limited.

Best Mode for Carrying Out the Invention

Referring now to Fig. 1 by reference characters there is shown an incineratable sharps disposal container molded substantially of a burnable substance, comprising a nesting base container 1 molded with inward slanting walls defining an open mouth holding cavity, such that a plurality thereof can be stacked one inside the other when empty. The mouth of the container is molded with a downturned perimeteral lip 1.12. The mouth of the container is provided with a cover 2 molded

substantially of an incineratable substance secureable thereover. The cover is molded with a downturned perimeteral lip, molded with inwardly extending teeth 2.12 along the lower defining edge thereof, that seat under, gripping the lower edge of the

downturned perimeteral lip of the mouth of the container, when the cover is secured thereover. The cover is molded with a central passage 3 therethrough, providing a protective loading chute comprised of an open mouth formed with three downwardly extending walls supporting a curve bottom slide open to the fore. The passage is molded with a slight inward taper, thereby providing means wherein a plurality of covers can be nested one on top of the other in a stack, by interlocking the extending passages thereof one inside the other. The passage of the cover extending downward into the holding cavity of the container when the cover is installed on the raputh of the container, the passage providing a means for loading sharps horizontally into the holding cavity of the container, and preventing spillage thereof if the container is toppled.

The slide of the passage is molded with a series of horizontal grooves 3.44 molded therein, providing catches for securing the free edge of a lid 4 downfolded across the passage, providing a closure mean therefor. The lid is molded integeral to the cover, as a planar portion extending outward from the forward defining edge of the mouth of the passage opposite the slide, to be downfolded and the free edges of the lid engaged therein, the recessed grooves of the passage wall molded therefor. The forward surface of the container cover is formed with two upwardly extending opposing resilient feet 2.44 comprising catches for securing the lid under,folded back, open and flat aganist the cover to hold the lid out of the way when the container is being loaded.

In the event of partial breakage and or seperation of the lid from the cover along the integeral hinge

therebetween, the lid is molded with ckrfcwardly extending protrusions 4.1, 4.2 to either lateral edge inward from the cojmors thereof, thereproviding means for mounting the lid pivotly between a single pair of intrusions or flat mounting said lid between the paired intrusions 3.11 and 3.21 molded therefor in the lateral walls defining the passage. In the event that the pivotal mounting and closure of said lid is not possible adjacent portions of the walls defining the lower opening of the passage are molded with an opposing guide groove 3.144 each, adapted to receive and secure the defining lateral edges of the lid, seperated as a planar closure vertically secured over the lower opening of the passage.

Referring now to Fig. 2 by reference characters there is shown an incineratable sharps disposal container molded substantially of a burnable substance, comprising a nesting base container 1 molded with inward slanting walls defining an open mouth holding cavity, such that a plurality thereof can be stacked one inside the other when empty. The mouth of the container is molded with a downturned perimeteral lip 1.12. The mouth of the container is provided with a cover 2.2 molded

substantially of an incineratable substance secureable thereover. The cover is molded with a downturned perimeteral lip, molded with inwardly extending teeth 2.12 along the lower defining edge thereof, that seat under, gripping the lower edge of the

downturned perimeteral lip of the mouth of the container, when the cover is secured thereover. The cover is molded with a central passage 3.2 therethrough, providing a protective loading chute comprised of an open mouth formed with three downwardly extending walls

supporting a curve bottom slide open to the fore. The passage is molded with a slight inward taper, thereby providing means wherein a plurality of covers can be nested one on top of the other in a stack, by interlocking the extending passages thereof one inside the other. The passage of the cover extending downward into the holding cavity of the container when the cover is installed on the mouth of the container, the passage providing a means for loading sharps horizontally into the holding cavity of the container, and preventing spillage thereof if the container is toppled. The foreward upper connors of the lateral defining walls of the passage are molded with mount sites for securing a backflow baffle, one side of said passage molded with a split top

triangular mouthed cylinderical intrusion 2.512, the other side molded as an opposing triangular perforation 2.51 far pivotly seating either end of an integeral hinge pin. The hinge pin comprised of molded extensions of the upper connors of a planar baffle member 5.5. The oversized open top mounting intrusion adapted to accept an extending triangular shaped locking portion of the baffle hinge pin. The larger mounting intrusion molded with an open top for easy installation and snap-fit of the baffle member pivotly across the lower open end of the passage, thereproviding an inwardly opening trap door and backflow baffle. During loading the lower terminal edge of the baffle member rests against the lower edge of the slide of the passage providing a trap door prevented from opening outward, opening inward only, providing a back flow baffle that allows objects dropped down the slide to enter the holding cavity of the container. During loading the trap door is left to pivot freely inward upon rounded portions of the integeral hinge pin 5.1 molded to the outward terminal end of oneside of the integeral hinge pin and the inward portion of the other. Upon culminaton of loading the baffle member is securable across the passage by sliding the baffle member slightly to oneside thus engaging tapered triangular shaped poritons 5.3 of the hinge pin within and interlocking with the triangular receiving intrusions 2.51, 2.5121 in which the hinge pin of the baffle seats, therepreviously pivoting on rounded portions, now locked to one side thereof, by the passing of dntegeral raised collar portions 5.2 ofsaid hinge pin therethrough. The raised collars molded between the round section and the triangular section of the hinge pin, acting as a position holding lock therefor. The upper fore of the baffle member molded with a offset raised finger grip 5.5251, to aid in lateral sliding of the baffle member. The lower edge of the baffle is molded with a raised wedge portion 5.57 rising

therefrom that slides through and locks behind a resilient outwardly extending integeral catch 3.557 molded therefor at the lower lateral edge of the passage of the cover. The opposite connor of the lower edge of the baffle member is molded with an inwardly extending edge

5.33 for sliding under and locking under the lower edge of the slide when the baffle is fixed thereacross as a closure mean theresecured.

Referring now to Fig. 3 by reference characters there is shown an incineratable sharps disposal container molded substantially of a burnable substance, comprising a nesting base container 1 molded with inward slanting walls defining an open mouth holding cavity, such that a plurality thereof can be stacked one inside the other when empty. The mouth of the container is molded with a downturned perimeteral lip 1.12. The mouth of the container is provided with a cover 2.3 molded

substantially of an incineratable substance secureable thereover. The cover is molded with a downturned perimeteral lip, molded with inwardly extending teeth 2.12 along the lower defining edge thereof, that seat under, gripping the lower edge of the

downturned perimeteral lip of the mouth of the container, when the cover is secured thereover. The cover is molded with a central passage 3.3 therethrough, providing a protective loading chute comprised of an open mouth formed with three downwardly, extending walls

supporting a curve bottom slide open to the fore. The passage is molded with a slight inward taper, thereby providing means wherein a plurality of covers can be nested one on top of the other in a stack, by interlocking the extending passages thereof one inside the other. The passage of the cover extending downward into the holding cavity of the container when the cover is installed on the mouth of the container, the passage providing a means for loading sharps horizontally into the holding cavity of the container, and preventing spillage thereof if the container is toppled. The rearward upper connors of the lateral downwardly extending defining walls of the passage are molded with an opposing intrusion 3.42 each adapted to seat an extension 4.23 of either rearward lower connor of a nesting cowl 4.3 molded substantially of a solid substance thereby pivotly secured in said passage. The lower forward connors of the cowl are molded with extensions comprising guide pegs 4.13 that ride vertically in guide slots comprising intrusions 3.413 molded therefor in the lower lateral defining walls of the slide adjacent the lower opening of passage molded through the cover. The upper and lower end of the guide slot molded with a deeper portion and larger offset to hold the cowl in the up or down positon, by engagement of the guide pegs of the resilient lateral walls of said cowl, therein. The lateral downwardly

extending defining walls of the passage are molded with a series of intrusions 3.4322 there molded for receiving mating scale like extrusions 4.322 molded on the lateral defining walls of the cowl. The fore defining edge of the mouth of the passage is molded with outwardly extending teeth 2.43, providing means for locking over the fore upper defining edge of the cowling when nested in the passage, providing a closure mean therefor.

Referring now to Fig. 4 by reference characters there is shown an incineratable sharps disposal container molded substantially of a burnable substance, comprising a nesting base container 1 molded with inward slanting walls defining an open mouth holding davity, such that a plurality thereof can be stacked one inside the other when empty. The mouth of the container is molded with a downturned perimeteral lip 1.12. The mouth of the container is provided with a cover 2.4 molded

substantially of an incineratable substance secureable thereover. The cover is molded with a downturned pferimeteral lip, molded with inwardly extending teeth 2.12 along the lower defining edge thereof, that seat under, gripping the lower edge of the

downturned perimeteral lip of the mouth of the container, when the cover is secured thereover. The cover is molded with a central passage 3.4 therethrough, providing a protective loading chute comprised of an open mouth formed with three downwardly extending walls

supporting a curve bottom slide open to the fore. The passage is molded with a slight inward taper, thereby providing means wherein a plurality of covers can be nested one on top of the other in a stack, by interlocking the extending passages thereof one inside the other. The passage of the cover extending downward into the holding cavity of the container when the cover is installed on the mouth of the container, the passage providing a means for loading sharps horizontally into the holding cavity of the container, and preventing spillage thereof if the container is toppled. The protective slide molded through the cover is provided with two closure means therefor, a backwardly pivoting cowl and a forwardly extending external planar feed slide therefor. The feed slide 6.4 comprises an outward extension and is secured at a slant towards the upper opening of the cowl and the mouth of the passage, to be secured diagionally across the mouth of the passage after the cowl is pivoted backward therein and secured across the lower open end of the protective slide of the cover. The planar feed slide is molded

substantially of an incineratable substance as a rectangular shape with outwardly extending dimples 6.44 at the lateral defining connors. The feed slide seats in a horizontal open slot 2.46 molded forward of the fore defining edge of the mouth of the passage molded through the cover. A race 3.453 for the feed slide extends rearward from the lateral defining edges of the horizontal slot. The race comprised of a downwardly angled perimeteral groove molded in the opposing defining walls of the passage, the lateral defining connors thereof molded with recessions 3.52 therein for receiving and holding the lateral dimples of the external feed slide, securing said feed slide in the forward portions of said race or pressed downward therein across the mouth of the passage, providing a closure mean therefor. The rearward edge of the feed slide when serving a closure mean resting above and providing a secondary lock, for the upper forward edge of the nesting cowling pivotly secured across the lower opening of the passage. The foreward upper connors of the lateral defining walls of the passage of the cover of the container are molded, below the race of the feed slide, with an opposing intrusion each 3.52 for pivotly seating a protrusion 4.51 of either of the foreward lower connors of a cowl 4.4. The upper defining edge of the cowl is molded with a extending edge

providing a resilient lock for securing the cowl closed across the lower opening of the passage, by pivoting the cowling backward until the lower edge of the cowling rests aganist the underside of the cover of the container forward of the forward defining edge of the mouth of the passage, the cowling theresecured by snapfitting the upper extending edge thereof in a horizontal groove 3.453 molded therefor across the rearward slide of the passage, just below the feed slide race. The rearward defining edge of the cowl is molded with a central outwardly extending portion 4.34 providing a means for holding the cowl erect as an upper extension of the passage, by snapfitting into a lipped fecess 3.434, molded in the rearward defining edge of the mouth of the passage, theresecured beneath the lip thereof.

Referring now to Fig. 5 by reference characters there is shown an incineratable sharps disposal container molded substantially of a burnable substance, comprising a nesting base container 1 molded with inward slanting Walls defining an open mouth holding cavity, such that a plurality thereof can be stacked one inside the other when empty. The mouth of the container is molded with a downturned perimeteral lip 1.12. The mouth of the container is provided with a cover 2.5 molded substantially of an incineratable substance secureable thereover. The cover is molded with a downturned perimeteral lip, molded with inwardly extending teeth 2.12 along the lower defining edge thereof, that seat under, gripping the lower edge of the

downturned perimeteral lip of the mouth of the container, when the cover is secured thereover. The cover is molded with a central passage 3.5 therethrough, providing a protective loading chute comprised of an open mouth formed with three downwardly extending walls

supporting a curve bottom slide open to the fore. The passage is molded with a slight inward taper, thereby providing means wherein a plurality of covers can be nested one on top of the other in a stack, by interlocking the extending passages thereof one inside the other. The passage of the cover extending downward into the holding cavity of the container when the cover is installed on the mouth of the container, the passage providing a means for loading sharps horizontally into the holding cavity of the container, and preventing spillage thereof if the container is toppled. The lower opening of the passage is provided with a planar backflow baffel 5

comprising a trap door pivotly secured thereacross. The baffle is molded with a mounting protrusion extending from either upper lateral edge 5.1, that are pivotly mounted in opposing intrusions 3.7 molded in the upper fore of the lateral defining walls of the passage. The lower lateral edge of the pivotal baffle resting aganist the lower

terminal defining edge of the passage, thereby allowing the baffle to open only inward, allowing items to be loaded into the holding cavity of the container. The lateral defining walls of the passage are molded with an opposing rearward intrusions 3.27 for seating protrusions 4.27 molded to either side of the lower longitudinal edge of a planar cowl 4.5, there pivotly secured rearwardly in the mouth of said passage. The cowl is provided with a combination feed slide 6.5 and trap door therefor comprised of a planar member molded with outwardly extending lower terminal ends 6.1 comprising an integeral hinge pin therefor. The hingepin portions of said feed slide mounted in opposing outwardly extending hollow intrusions 4.61 molded in the lower foreward interior connors of said cowl, said feed slide there pivotly secured extending outward at an angle, wherein when the cowling is pressed downward to nest within the passage of the cover, the combination feed slide and trap door is pushed closed, the upper defining edge thereof, secured within and therebetween rows of teeth 4.546 molded therefor, said feed slide thus secured over the forward upper opening of the cowl. The upper defining edge of the cowl is molded with a downwardly extending rib 4.6 that seats aganist the rearward upper

defining edge of the pivotal baffle of the passage, holding said baffle closed, when the cowl is downfolded. The

exterior lateral defining walls of the cowl are molded with tapered scale like teeth 4.322 that interlock with mating recesses 3.22 molded therefor in the lateral defining walls of the passage, when securing the lid closed, by

pressing the cowl downward into the passage. To hold the cowl open, the lateral defining walls of the passage are molded with opposing intrusions comprising guide races for 3.4612. The upper and lower end of the guide slot molded with a deeper portion and larger offset to hold the cowl in the up or down positon, by engagement of the guide pegs of the cowl therein.

The present invention possesses the advantage of providing an

incineratable sharps disposal container, wherein the base containers thereof and covers therefor are nestable one inside the other in homogeneous stacks before assembly, providing an economy of space for shipping and storage.

The present invention possesses the further advantage of providing a near rectangular incineratable sharps disposal container for optimum packing in a bio hazard incineration box. Certain embodiments of the present invention provide an

incineratable sharps disposal container wherein the loading chute thereof is provided with more than one means of closure therefor, providing a container that a packer can be sure of, to retain its contents if turned and packed upside down, as is the need when packing tapered bodied containers in a

rectangular box, in an alternating rightside up, upside down fashion.

Claims

Claims
1. A sharps disposal container
comprised of a nesting base container molded substantially of an incineratable substance, molded with tapered walls defining an open mouth holding cavity, thereby providing a container wherein a plurality thereof can be stacked one inside the other when empty, the mouth of said container provided with a cover therefor, molded substantially of an incineratable substance, a tapered passage comprising a protective slide molded therethrough, thereby providing a cover wherein a plurality thereof can stack by nesting the tapered passages thereof, said passage provided with a closure means molded substantially of a burnable substance, said closure means securable across said passage providing closure therefor, said closure means when secured across said passage leaving the upper surface of the cover
unobstructed.
2. A sharps disposal container
comprised of a nesting base container molded substantially of an incineratable substance, molded with tapered walls defining an open mouth holding cavity, thereby providing a container wherein a plurality thereof can be stacked one inside the other when empty, the mouth of said container provided with a cover therefor, molded substantially of an incineratable substance, a tapered passage comprising a slide molded therethrough, thereby providing a cover wherein a plurality thereof can stack by nesting the tapered passages thereof, a baffle member pivotly secured across said passage opening inward, comprising a backflow baffle, said passage provided with a closure means molded
substantially of a burnable substance, said closure means securable across said passage providing closure therefor, said closure means when secured across said passage leaving the upper surface of the cover unobstructed.
3. A sharps disposal container
comprised of a nesting base container molded substantially of an incineratable substance, molded with tapered walls defining an open mouth holding cavity, thereby providing a container wherein a plurality thereof can be stacked one inside the other when empty, the mouth of said container provided with a cover therefor, molded substantially of an incineratable substance, a tapered passage comprising a slide molded therethrough, thereby providing a cover wherein a plurality thereof can stack by nesting the tapered passages thereof, said passage provided with a closure means molded substantially of a burnable substance, said closure means securable across said passage providing closure therefor, said closure means when secured across said passage leaving the upper surface of the cover unobstructed, a closure mean of said passage comprised of a upper cowling secured to said passage in a nesting relationship, said cowl manually movable, lockable in an upward or downward position, said cowl able to be pushed downward and secured aqross said passage.
4. The structure of claim 1 or 2 wherein said passage is provided with an upper cowling molded substantially of a burnable substance, secured in a nesting relationship to said passage, said cowling manually movable, lockable upward as an open- extension of said passage or lockable downward secured across said passage providing a closure mean therefor, said closure mean when secured across said passage leaving the surface of the cover of the container unobstructed.
5. The structure of claim 1 or 2 wherein said passage is provided with an upper cowling secured in a nesting relationship to said passage, said cowling lockable upward as an open extension of said passage or lockable downward secured across said passage providing a closure therefor, a door member secured to said cowl extending away therefrom at a slant providing a combination feed slide and door, wherein said cowling door is automatically shut when the cowling is pressed into the passage to serve as a closure mean for said passage, said closure mean when secured across said passage leaving the surface of the cover of the container unobstructed.
6. The structure of claim 1 or 2 or 3 wherein an outwardly extending feed slide is secured to said cover angled towards said passage, said feed slide secureable as a closure mean across said passage, said feed slide when secured across said passage leaving the surface of the cover of the container
unobstructed.
7. The structure of claim 1 or 3 wherein the passage of the lid thereof is provided with a baffle member secured pivotly thereacross, opening inwards only, said baffle member fixable across said passage as a closure mean therefor.
8. The structure of claim 1 or 2 wherein said passage is provided with an upper cowling molded substantially of a burnable substance, secured in a nesting relationship to said passage, said cowling manually movable, lockable upward as an open extension of said passage or lockable downwardly secured therein, a manually movable closure mean secured to said cowl, securable between opposing portions of said cowl providing closure therefor, wherein said closure means of said cowl provides closure for the passage of the cover of the
container.
9. The structure of claim 3 or 4 or 8 wherein the cowling thereof is tapered and stackable one inside the other before assembled with portions of said cover.
10. The structure of claim 1 or 2 or 3 or 5 wherein the entirety thereof is molded as a singular integeral unit.
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