Patent Portfolio

Bigbelly’s IP portfolio represents important technologies that are vital to the basic function of a solar powered compactor. Over the years, we have leveraged the knowledge, insight, and requirements of critical customer installations in regions around the globe. This has enabled us to develop the world leading smart waste and recycling system. 

Patents Granted

Solar-Powered Compaction Apparatus (Patents 7,124,680 and 7,481,159)

A trash compactor designed for public use is powered by a photovoltaic cell array (32). This allows the trash compactor to be placed in locations where no power is available, but with frequent human traffic. The compaction feature allows the unit to be emptied less often than a typical trash container. The trash compactor can include a storage system (36) to store power for compaction cycles. A removable bin allows easy removal of the compacted trash. The removable bin (20) can include multiple chambers for different trash types.

 

Electrically-Powered Programmable Waste Enclosure (Patent 9,352,887)

A package deposit enclosure designed for public use is powered by an efficient storage battery and photovoltaic cell array. These unique features allow the package deposit enclosure to be placed in locations where no power is available, but where there is frequent human traffic. Sensing and wireless data communication features allow the unit to be emptied less often than typical package delivery enclosures. Wireless communication also allows users’ access to real-time information. On board power enables other functions, such as lighting and audio, to enhance device functionality.

Published Patents Pending

Dynamically Adjustable Sensors To Modify The Frequency Of Compactions

Publication Number:  20160354990

Dynamically Adjustable Nodes
In A Sensor Network

Publication Number:  20160353385

Security System For Electrically-Powered Trash Compactors And Receptacles

Publication Number:  20160347540