Patents Assigned to Dispensing Dynamics International Ltd
  • Patent number: 9770143
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a dispenser which in one embodiment is a motorized electric dispenser that reliably detects a request for a portion of product and electromechanically dispenses a pre-determined length of product to the user, without the user needing to directly touch any part of the dispenser. The dispenser comprises a product path passing between an engagement opening and a capacitive sensor. A controller is operatively configured to identify a dispense request based upon a detection signal received from the capacitive sensor and activate a drive motor upon the identification of the dispense request. The dispense request is defined as an introduction of a user target within an introduction threshold distance from the capacitive sensor followed by a removal of the user target beyond a removal threshold distance away from the capacitive sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: DISPENSING DYNAMICS INTERNATIONAL LTD.
    Inventors: Lockland Corley, Andrew Jackman, Alex Trampolski, Richard Ybo Lalau, Damir Wallener
  • Publication number: 20140291437
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a dispenser which in one embodiment is a motorized electric dispenser that reliably detects a request for a portion of product and electromechanically dispenses a pre-determined length of product to the user, without the user needing to directly touch any part of the dispenser. The dispenser comprises a product path passing between an engagement opening and a capacitive sensor. A controller is operatively configured to identify a dispense request based upon a detection signal received from the capacitive sensor and activate a drive motor upon the identification of the dispense request. The dispense request is defined as an introduction of a user target within an introduction threshold distance from the capacitive sensor followed by a removal of the user target beyond a removal threshold distance away from the capacitive sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: DISPENSING DYNAMICS INTERNATIONAL LTD.
    Inventors: Lockland Corley, Andrew Jackman, Alex Trampolski, Richard Ybo Lalau, Damir Wallener
  • Patent number: 8402872
    Abstract: A hybrid towel dispenser is provided that can be operated in an automatic dispensing mode and a manual dispensing mode. The dispenser includes a drum having a retractable knife that extends out of the drum when the drum rotates past a selected position and severs a towel segment from a towel sheet. The dispenser also includes a motor, a manual advance assembly, and a one-way rotational coupling that couples the motor to the drum such that the motor rotates the drum in the automatic dispensing mode and a user can rotate the drum in the manual dispensing mode separately from the motor, using the manual advance assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Dispensing Dynamics International Ltd.
    Inventors: Matthew Friesen, John Friesen, Brad Friesen, Andrew Jackman, Alex Trampolski
  • Publication number: 20130026282
    Abstract: A hybrid towel dispenser is provided that can be operated in an automatic dispensing mode and a manual dispensing mode. The dispenser includes a drum having a retractable knife that extends out of the drum when the drum rotates past a selected position and severs a towel segment from a towel sheet. The dispenser also includes a motor, a manual advance assembly, and a one-way rotational coupling that couples the motor to the drum such that the motor rotates the drum in the automatic dispensing mode and a user can rotate the drum in the manual dispensing mode separately from the motor, using the manual advance assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: DISPENSING DYNAMICS INTERNATIONAL LTD.
    Inventor: Dispensing Dynamics International Ltd.
  • Patent number: 8297160
    Abstract: A hybrid towel dispenser is provided that is operable in an automatic dispensing mode and a manual dispensing mode. The paper towel dispenser comprises: a rotatable drum that advances a paper towel sheet applied on the drum when the drum rotates; a one-way rotational coupling; a motor coupled to the drum by the one-way rotational coupling and automatically operable to rotate the drum; and a manual advance assembly coupled to the drum and manually operable by a user to rotate the drum. The one-way rotational coupling couples the motor to the drum such that the motor drives the drum in a first direction and does not drive the drum when the manual advance assembly is operated to rotate the drum in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Dispensing Dynamics International Ltd.
    Inventors: Matthew Friesen, John Friesen, Brad Friesen, Andrew Jackman, Alex Trampolski
  • Publication number: 20120125968
    Abstract: A hybrid towel dispenser is provided that can be operated in an automatic dispensing mode and a manual dispensing mode. The dispenser includes a drum having a retractable knife that extends out of the drum when the drum rotates past a selected position and severs a towel segment from a towel sheet. The dispenser also includes a motor, a manual advance assembly, and a one-way rotational coupling that couples the motor to the drum such that the motor rotates the drum in the automatic dispensing mode and a user can rotate the drum in the manual dispensing mode separately from the motor, using the manual advance assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: Dispensing Dynamics International Ltd.
    Inventors: Matthew Friesen, John Friesen, Brad Friesen, Andrew Jackman, Alex Trampolski
  • Patent number: 8082827
    Abstract: A hybrid towel dispenser is provided that can be operated in an automatic dispensing mode and a manual dispensing mode. The dispenser includes a drum having a retractable knife that extends out of the drum when the drum rotates past a selected position and severs a towel segment from a towel sheet. The dispenser also includes a motor, a manual advance assembly, and a one-way rotational coupling that couples the motor to the drum such that the motor rotates the drum in the automatic dispensing mode and a user can rotate the drum in the manual dispensing mode separately from the motor, using the manual advance assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Dispensing Dynamics International Ltd.
    Inventors: Matthew Friesen, John Friesen, Brad Friesen, Andrew Jackman, Alex Trampolski
  • Patent number: 7913945
    Abstract: A two-roll dispenser is disclosed for a plurality of rolls of products, in one embodiment a plurality of toilet paper rolls. The operation of resetting the device to accept replacement rolls of product is achieved by opening the casing. The seer mechanism is also disclosed in one form maintaining a secondary roll of product in a reserve position until a primary roll of product is substantially consumed. The seer mechanism is also disclosed in another form maintaining a casing door in a reserve position until a primary roll of product is substantially consumed. In one form, rolls of product having a partial or split core are utilized to achieve the objects of this disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Dispensing Dynamics International, Ltd,
    Inventors: Matthew Friesen, Bradley Friesen, John Friesen, Andrew Jackman, Alexander Tramploski
  • Patent number: 7878368
    Abstract: A center pull towel mechanism having an adjustable iris system where a locking system is configured to enclose the surfaces defining the towel iris. In one form the adjustable iris system automatically adjusts the cross-sectional opening with an adjustable member positioned in the transverse rearward portion with respect to the towlette members interposed therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Dispensing Dynamics International, Ltd.
    Inventors: Matthew Friesen, Brad Friesen, John Friesen, Andrew Jackman, Alex Tramploski
  • Patent number: 7878444
    Abstract: A two-roll dispenser is disclosed for a plurality of rolls of products, in one embodiment a plurality of toilet paper rolls. The operation of resetting the device to accept replacement rolls of product is achieved by opening the casing. The seer mechanism is also disclosed maintaining a secondary roll of product in a reserve position until a primary roll of product is substantially consumed. In one form, rolls of product having a partial or split core are utilized to achieve the objects of this disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Dispensing Dynamics International, Ltd.
    Inventors: Matthew Friesen, Bradley Friesen, John Friesen, Andrew Jackman, Alexander Tramploski
  • Patent number: 7866593
    Abstract: A two-roll dispenser is disclosed for a plurality rolls of products, in one embodiment a plurality of toilet paper rolls. The operation of resetting the device to accept replacement rolls of product is achieved by opening and re-closing the casing. The seer mechanism is also disclosed, maintaining a casing door in a reserve position until a primary roll of product is substantially consumed. In one form, rolls of product having a partial or split core are utilized to achieve the objects of this disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Dispensing Dynamics International Ltd
    Inventors: Matthew Friesen, Bradley Friesen, John Friesen, Andrew Jackman, Alexander Tramploski