Patent Number: 6,193,100

Title: Tilting container system with dampening

Abstract: A tilting container apparatus includes a container and a leg pivotally mounted to the container for movement between a raised position and a lowered position. The leg supports the container in a tilted position when the leg is in the lowered position. A gas spring is connected between the container and the pivotal leg to dampen the movement of the pivotal leg as it moves downward from its raised position toward its lowered position. After the tiltable leg swings downward to a position approximately to the horizontal base of the container, the gas spring functions to extend the movement of the tiltable leg toward its fully extended position and to hold the tiltable leg in its fully extended position.

Inventors: Royster; Randy G. (White House, TN)

Assignee: Nashville Wire Products

International Classification: B65D 90/14 (20060101); B65D 90/12 (20060101); B65G 65/00 (20060101); B65G 65/23 (20060101); B65D 19/02 (20060101); B66F 9/19 (20060101); B65D 19/38 (20060101); B66F 9/12 (20060101); B65D 19/10 (20060101); B65D 090/00 ()

Expiration Date: 02/27/2018