Waste receptacle for a vacuum cleaning system

  • US 6,108,858 A
  • Filed: 06/04/1998
  • Issued: 08/29/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/04/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A floor-mountable waste receptacle for a suction-based vacuum cleaning system, said receptacle comprising:

  • (1) a waste transfer chamber with an outlet for coupling to a vacuum source and a vacuum suction inlet;

    (2) a sealing outer door having an opened position and a closed position mounted on said chamber for closing the vacuum suction inlet; and

    (3) an electrical switch assembly, including a switch for activating said vacuum source and an activation flange, said activation flange extending along the length of the door;

    wherein said activation flange is carried by the door itself.

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