Abstract: A combined dry sanitary tissue and prewetted personal hygiene wipes dispenser including a rear housing and a front housing, the front housing being movable from an open position to a closed position with the rear housing, the front and rear housings forming a first compartment for a roll of dry sanitary tissue, the compartment having an opening through which the roll of dry sanitary tissue is dispensed. A second compartment is provided inside the first compartment from which a roll of prewetted personal hygiene wipes is dispensed. The second compartment includes a lid having a dispensing port therethrough. There is an orifice through the front housing allowing access to the dispensing port in the lid when the front housing section is in the closed position. The lid is not removable from the second compartment when the front housing is in the closed position. A lock is included for locking the front housing in the closed position.
Abstract: Disclosed is a theft deterring countertop mounted fluid dispensing system for dispensing liquid soap using a liquid soap dispenser which can be disposable. The system includes a base unit or module adapted to be permanently affixed to a countertop. The base unit includes a locking mechanism and at least one lug orifice. The base unit is used in conjunction with the fluid dispensing unit or module which includes a bottle for storing the liquid soap and a lug extending from the bottle, The lug is receivable in the lug orifice of the base unit and releasably engaged by the locking mechanism therein. A key or series of movements which are not readily obvious to a casual user of the product are required in order to remove the fluid dispensing unit from the base unit.
Abstract: A centerflow rolled wiper system for a coreless rolled web which obviated dispensing problems caused by roping of the web during dispensing while simultaneously achieving significant space saving advantages. The coreless rolled web includes a plurality of wipers defined by lines of perforation across the width of the web, each of said wipers having a length L. The initial center hole of the roll has a cross-sectional perimetric dimension which is less than two times L, the roll having been bi-directionally compressed to a generally rectangular cross section. There is a dispenser carton in which the bi-directionally compressed roll resides, the dispenser carton sized to maintain said generally rectangular cross section of the bi-directionally compressed rolled web. A dispensing port through at least one end of the dispenser carton allows a user to withdraw the wipers from the center of the coreless roll.
Abstract: An adaptor for supporting rolls of toilet tissue of greater than conventional diameter from an existing toilet roll holder designed to support rolls of toilet tissue of conventional diameter. The adaptor includes telescoping mandrel or spindle for rotatably supporting a roll of toilet tissue of greater than conventional diameter. A side member is attached to each end of the spindle, each side member including a journal for insertion into the holes of the existing toilet roll holder. There is a spring biasing the side members away from each other. A slide pin mechanism including a thole is associated with a slot in each of the side members. The slide pin mechanisms are moveable to any position along their respective slots by a user such that the tholes abut against a portion of the existing toilet roll holder to limit the amount of downward pivotal movement of the side members and the spindle.
Abstract: A tissue dispenser for dispensing rolls of sanitary tissue wound on a core having a main housing having a rear wall which is adapted to be mounted to a vertical surface. A spindle projects into the main housing substantially perpendicularly from the rear wall to support a roll of tissue within the main housing. A door is pivotally mounted to the front of the main housing such that the roll of tissue can be substantially enclosed therein with an exit port at the base of the dispenser through which the tissue is dispensed. The door includes a knob housing in which a rotatable knob resides. The rotatable knob is spring biased such that it normally resides in a position away from the roll of tissue. Extending from the knob are teeth or cogs. When the tail of tissue is not presented through the exit port of the dispenser, a user can retrieve the tail by depressing the knob against the biasing of the spring such that the teeth or cogs engage the roll of tissue and/or the spindle.
Abstract: A waste paper receptacle/compactor employing a container section and a lid section. Suspended within the container section is an expandable liner with a cylinder supported inside of the liner at the top thereof. The cylinder serves as a staging area for placement of spent and crumpled paper towels. The cylinder works in conjunction with a piston which extends down from the lid section. The liner is biased to contract circumferentially. In such manner, when a used desires to discard spent and crumpled paper towels, that user opens the lid section and inserts the towel into the staging area and allows lid section to close thereon. The piston drives the paper towel down into the liner below the cylinder. The inwardly direction bias of the liner prevents the towels from opening or flowering in the container section. A loop is provided at the top of the liner providing a handle for extracting a full liner from the container section.
Abstract: A manifold for use with a hand held pump spray device allowing the spray head to draw simultaneously from two separate reservoirs containing two different fluids such that the spray heads raise a mixture of the two fluids in a predetermined ratio. The manifold includes at least one ball check valve arrangement in the suction line to the chemical concentrate reservoir, the ball check valve being normally biased to a closed position. The check valve presents the pumping of the concentrate when the diluent reservoir is spent and further prevents cross contamination between the fluids in the two reservoirs due to syphoning.
Abstract: A centerflow dispenser for dispensing a rolled paper product which includes a device for varying the diameter of the dispensing orifice to accommodate rolled paper products of various weights, widths, bulks and tensile strengths. The dispenser includes a rear housing, a front housing pivotally attached to the rear housing, the rear housing having extending therefrom a support member or bottom housing upon which a rolled paper product is placed. In one embodiment, the support member has attached thereto a rotatable disk with a plurality of a different diameter orifices disposed in the periphery thereof. The disk can be rotated such that each orifice in turn comes in at a vertical overlapping relationship with an exit port in the support member. In such manner, the desired orifice can be selected for the particular paper product being dispensed.In a second embodiment, interchangeable U-shaped members are supplied, each having a different diameter orifice therein.
Abstract: Disclosed is a theft deterring countertop mounted fluid dispensing system for dispensing liquid soap or other ruscous fluid using a liquid soap dispenser which can be disposable. The system includes a base unit or module which is to be permanently affixed to a countertop. The base unit includes a locking mechanism and at least one lug orifice. The base unit is used in conjunction with the fluid dispensing unit or module which includes a bottle for storing the liquid soap and a lug extending from the bottle. The lug is adapted to be received in the lug orifice of the base unit and releasably engaged by the locking mechanism therein. A key or series of movements which are not readily obvious to a casual user of the product are required in order to remove the fluid dispensing unit from the base unit.