Indicator for delivery item collection receptacle

  • US 6,119,622 A
  • Filed: 03/14/1995
  • Issued: 09/19/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/14/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. An indicator arrangement attached to a collection receptacle having a closed space accessible only through a normally locked door for retrieving items deposited for delivery through a separate deposit slot, said collection receptacle having a pickup schedule posted thereon, said indicator arrangement comprising:

  • a selectively activatable on-off light display mounted on said receptacle, said light display readily viewable at a remote distance from said collection receptacle;

    on-off switching means operable to be switched on or off, said on-off switching means mounted within said closed space to be able to be switched on to enable activation of said light display when a pickup from said collection receptacle is made through said door; and

    ,timer means initiated when said switching means is switched on to activate said light display and causing said on-off switching means to be switched off and said light display to be deactivated after a predetermined substantial period of delay on the order of several hours after said switching means is switched on to ready said on-off switching means to again be switched on when another pickup is made.

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