Concurrent Separation And Distortion Of Flexible Article (e.g., Napkin Holders) Patents (Class 221/33)
  • Patent number: 9498094
    Abstract: A container for a pack of wet wipes (W), the pack having a stack of wet wipes and an aperture in the top surface through which the wet wipes are accessible for dispensing, The container comprising a housing (1, 2) to receive the pack of wet wipes, An opening (9) is formed in the top surface of the housing in line with the aperture in the pack. A door (11) is arranged to selectively close the opening and a sensor (20) is arranged to detect the presence of the hand in the vicinity of the door, A motor (13) receives a signal from the sensor indicating movement in the vicinity of the door and opens the door upon receipt of the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: RECKITT & COLMAN (OVERSEAS) LIMITED
    Inventor: Jacobus Simon Petrus Van Diepen
  • Patent number: 8960493
    Abstract: A disposable glove dispensing system may allow for a user to efficiently put on a disposable glove without touching the outside of the glove. In various embodiments, a disposable glove may comprise an opening for hand entry having a first opening edge and a second opening edge, a first interconnection point located near the first opening edge, where the first interconnection point attaches the disposable glove to a first adjacent disposable glove, and a second interconnection point located near the second opening edge. The second interconnection point may attach the disposable glove to a second adjacent disposable glove, wherein the disposable glove is positioned between the first adjacent disposable glove and the second adjacent disposable glove. Furthermore, a disposable glove dispensing system may comprise a pack of interconnected disposable gloves, and a glove dispenser comprising two glove hangers for hanging the pack of disposable gloves hang.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: No Touch Easy Gloves, Inc.
    Inventors: Jack Brian Dennison, John Owensby, Brad Forrest, Steve Knight
  • Patent number: 8910826
    Abstract: A dispenser is described for dispensing sheeted cleaning media, such as disposable hand towels, in a residential or household setting using the existing towel bar for a means of placement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Inventor: Gregg R. Rapala
  • Publication number: 20140361033
    Abstract: A stack of a web material, such as a tissue web material, said stack having fold lines (fn) extending laterally across the web, the distance between two consecutive fold lines being equal to the stack width (sw), and perforation lines (pn) extending laterally across the web, to form sheets of web material having a length corresponding to the distance between consecutive perforation lines (pn), the majority of said sheets having sheet lengths being greater than the stack width (sw) and other than evenly divisible with the stack width (sw), wherein the perforation lines (pn) are positioned along the web material such that all perforation lines are located at least a distance M from any fold lines in the stack, such that all perforation lines are separate from any fold lines in the stack. Also, a method for producing said stack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventor: Anders Andersson
  • Patent number: 8905263
    Abstract: A dispenser box having a modified rectangular shape with leaf-shaped end walls and partly curved main walls that may form symmetrically or non-symmetrically configured halves of the dispenser box. The first main wall has a substantially flat surface extending from a first side edge of the dispenser box and changing into a curved surface when moving in a direction from the first side edge towards a second side edge of the dispenser box. The second main wall has a corresponding substantially flat surface at the second side edge, which changes into a curved surface when moving in a direction towards the first side edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventors: Thorsten Becherer, Annie Sporre Thorburn
  • Patent number: 8881943
    Abstract: Disclosed is a tissue paper supply case comprising a case body for containing tissue paper, a lid having a slot-like take-out hole for taking out the tissue paper therethrough, a platform member mounted within the case body for placing the tissue paper thereon, and means for energizing the platform member from the bottom of the case body toward the lid, wherein the lid is provided on its inner surface with a plurality of lid projections formed in parallel rows to the take-out hole on both sides of the take-out hole, which lid projections are tapered each having a protrusion height becoming larger with increasing distance from the take-out hole, and the platform member is provided on its upper surface with a plurality of platform projections formed in parallel rows to the take-out hole on both sides of the position facing the take-out hole, which platform projections are tapered each having a protrusion height becoming larger with increasing distance from the position facing the take-out hole and wherein the p
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignees: Evermate Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Isao Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 8875941
    Abstract: A novel sheet material dispenser package includes a first sidewall, a second sidewall, a collapsible top wall, a collapsible bottom wall, a first hinge feature, and a second hinge feature. A first side region of the first sidewall is coupled to a first region of the second sidewall via the first hinge feature and a second side region of the first sidewall is coupled to a second side region of the second sidewall via the second hinge feature. The top wall includes a first region coupled to the first sidewall and a second region coupled to the second sidewall. The bottom wall includes a first region coupled to the first sidewall and a second region coupled to the second sidewall. In a particular embodiment, the sheet material dispenser is a collapsible tissue dispenser adapted to sit in a cup holder when in a non-collapsed state and in a pocket when in a collapsed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventor: Craig L. Crabill
  • Publication number: 20140246449
    Abstract: A shopping bag dispenser has a fabric storage and dispensing bag with an open end having an area of opening, and a length, and a plurality of shopping bags having common dimensions, each formed from a material having a low coefficient of friction, and capable of sustaining permanent fold creases. Each shopping bag of the plurality is implemented with permanent fold creases, folded along the creases and stacked with others of the plurality, to a folded and stacked size having a length less than the length of the storage bag and a cross-sectional area orthogonal to the length less than the area of the opening of the fabric storage and dispensing bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Inventors: Donna Condon, Anthony Christopher Condon
  • Patent number: 8757430
    Abstract: Decorative grass and methods of providing same are disclosed wherein the decorative grass is either maintained in flattened configuration until restraint is removed and/or the decorative grass is curled and/or crimp at a point of use and/or sale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Wanda M. Weder & William F. Straeter
    Inventor: Donald E. Weder
  • Patent number: 8757431
    Abstract: Wipe dispenser and collector unit particularly for use in gents' toilets, with a storage cabinet (2) for batches of wipes (24), with an aperture for the bottom wipe (24) located at the center of an angled bottom at an acute angle with the horizontal; the cabinet has a wall-mounting rear cover (3) and a front panel (5) connected to it that can be tilted forward in order to open it, with those two components forming the interior of the closed wipe storage cabinet (2), with a waste container at a specific distance underneath, which also has a wall-mounting rear cover (30), whose storage space, open at the top, is defined by the rear cover (30) and the front unit that can be tilted against it, with the bottom of the front unit connecting to the holes (14) at the bottom of the rear cover (30) with matching bolts (15), which can be released when the unit is tilted forward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Inventor: Andras Fodor
  • Patent number: 8752729
    Abstract: The present invention fulfills the above and other objects by providing a combination dispensing and disposal container (1) having a dispensing end (2) with a dispensing opening (3) for dispensing new items, such as facial tissue, wet wipes, candy, etc. On the opposite end of the container is a disposal end (4) with a disposal opening (5) for accepting trash. A bladder (6) located inside of the container separates a storage compartment (7) where new items are held from a disposal compartment (8) where trash is held. In addition to or in lieu of a bladder, a rigid partition (9) may also separate the storage compartment from the disposal compartment. One or more lids (10, 11) keeps the dispensing and end and the disposal end sealed when not in use. An additional feature is a strap (12) that allows a user to attach the tissue container to his or her wrist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Inventor: Susan C. Maccario
  • Publication number: 20140084019
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a flexible sheet comprised of antimicrobial copper that is configured to retroactively wrap conformably about at least one predetermined touch surface. The apparatus can further include a securement mechanism that is configured to secure that flexible sheet to the predetermined touch surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: MEDLINE INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventor: Richard S. Cotey
  • Publication number: 20140076915
    Abstract: A dispenser box having a modified rectangular shape with leaf-shaped end walls and partly curved main walls that may form symmetrically or non-symmetrically configured halves of the dispenser box. The first main wall has a substantially flat surface extending from a first side edge of the dispenser box and changing into a curved surface when moving in a direction from the first side edge towards a second side edge of the dispenser box. The second main wall has a corresponding substantially flat surface at the second side edge, which changes into a curved surface when moving in a direction towards the first side edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: SCA HYGIENE PRODUCTS AB
    Inventors: Thorsten Becherer, Annie Sporre Thorburn
  • Patent number: 8662346
    Abstract: A removing mechanism is disclosed for removing the bottom or top sheet from a stack of sheets; a delaying member for a delay of a predetermined time between the dispensing of two successive sheets; and an actuating mechanism for driving the removing mechanism, wherein the actuating mechanism is driven via a physically supplied mechanical drive force of an operator of the dispensing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Infostop, B.V.
    Inventors: Johannes Christina Langen, Herman Josef Langen
  • Publication number: 20140034664
    Abstract: The tissue is individual sheets 4? by 7 ½? with no perforations. The tissue is interfolded lengthwise resulting in a tissue 2?by 7 ½? for packaging and dispensing purposes. It is packaged in the same quantity as rolled tissue in either single ply or double ply, and is made of the same composites as existing toilet tissue. Folding tissue allows for continuous loading of the dispenser (holder.) The dispenser is 8 ?? wide, by 2 ½? deep, by 9 ?? tall. It can be made of stainless steel, aluminum or plastic. It has a slot in the bottom for tissue access, and a locked door with a paper supply viewing slot. There is also an optional trim ring for recessed applications. Recessed applications result in an exterior exposed depth of less than 2?.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventor: Frank Biro
  • Patent number: 8608023
    Abstract: A sheet product dispenser includes a body portion defining an inner cavity arranged to support a stack of sheet products and a faceplate attached to the body portion. The faceplate portion is arranged to support and dispense the sheet products, has an opening comprising a rectangular portion with a centrally disposed arcing triangular portion having a centrally disposed arced apex, the rectangular portion extends from an upper edge of the faceplate to the arced apex, the opening is arranged to expose a plurality of the sheet products on one end of the body portion through the rectangular portion and to expose a planar surface of a single sheet product through the arcing triangular portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Abby C. Case, Matthew K. F. Williquette
  • Patent number: 8608022
    Abstract: An automated dispenser device for medical items such as hospital isolation gowns and methods of dispensing the medical equipment using these dispensers are disclosed. The dispenser optionally includes a touch-less dispensing mechanism to reduce the potential for contamination. The invention also includes a hospital isolation gown adapted for use with the automated dispenser device and various arrays or assemblies of such gowns for bulk loading into the automated dispenser device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Inventor: Pierre D. Kory
  • Patent number: 8602258
    Abstract: A container including: a container top having a dispensing opening formed from a plurality of top flaps; a container bottom disposed opposite the container top formed from a plurality of bottom flaps; and a plurality of decorative panels forming a sidewall of the container having a continuous decorative surface. The container is formed from a substantially symmetrical blank. As a result, the container can be loaded from either end on a cartoner. The container's continuous decorative surface on the sidewall allows for graphics on the container's sidewall to continue unimpeded. Advantageously, the container is designed for use on high speed cartoners and can be filled from either the top or the bottom as required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Leslie Thomas Long, Daniel Studd Grubb, Jr., Michael Alan Hermans
  • Publication number: 20130313277
    Abstract: A compact system (10) for dispensing a dunnage product (14) includes the combination of a container (16) for a supply of fan-folded sheet stock material (12) and a feed assembly (20) for drawing the stock material (12) from the container (16). The container (16) has an opening (26) with a dimension that is smaller than a corresponding dimension, particularly a width dimension, of the container (16). A leading end (30) of the sheet material (12) is pulled from the container (16), through the opening (26). Then the container (16) is inverted and supported above the feed assembly (20) with the opening (26) facing and aligned with a linear path (24) through the feed assembly (20). The container (16) is supported such that rotating members (22) in the feed assembly (20) can engage the leading end (30) of the stock material (12) and draw the stock material (12) from the container (16) and along the linear path (24) through the feed assembly (20), which dispenses the dunnage product (14).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: RANPAK CORPORATION
    Inventor: Brian H. Stewartson
  • Patent number: 8505770
    Abstract: An animal waste bag dispenser wherein a roll of waste bags with the leading waste bag protruding from the center is inserted into a holder with an aperture on one end, and the holder is inserted into a plush animal with a second aperture aligned with the first aperture so that waste bags may be dispensed therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Four Paws Products, Ltd.
    Inventor: Barry Askinasi
  • Publication number: 20130200094
    Abstract: A carrier for carrying at least one beverage container includes a sheet of at least one layer of a polymeric material having an arrangement of at least one aperture for receiving a beverage container, and having a plurality of handle members for grasping by at least one finger or portion of a users hand for carrying the beverage container. A tray configuration is also provided for use with the carrier or in a separate manner, and a dispensing system for use with the carrier is set forth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: BLUE SHOE INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventor: BLUE SHOE INNOVATIONS, LLC
  • Patent number: 8499946
    Abstract: A preformed liner that expands when filled is provided. In one embodiment, the preformed liner includes a central section having a plurality of flutes that allow the liner to expand. In other embodiments, the preformed liner includes at least a central section that is made of an expandable or stretchable elastomeric material. In still other embodiments, the preformed liner includes a central section having a plurality of flutes and is made of an expandable or stretchable elastomeric material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Playtex Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Gavin Giles, David Conant
  • Patent number: 8474651
    Abstract: A towelette dispenser is provided with an integrally molded lid. The lid has a central aperture for allowing access to a roll of towelettes maintained within a tub receiving the lid therein. The separation bar bridges the aperture, and provides a rip fence in the form of a fingered thimble that is angled with respect to the lid as a whole. The thimble is offset near one edge of the annular opening so that a user may access the back side thereof to thread an edge of the leading towelette through the thimble without having to remove the lid from the tub. A well is provided in the smaller portion of the aperture and a cap for the lid is provided with a stuffer tab to urge the leading edge of the next towelette into the well when the cap is closed. Barrier caps are also provided to seal the interior of the tub during shipment and storage before the first use of the towelette dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Nelson E. Simkins
  • Patent number: 8418879
    Abstract: Various pop-up bath tissue dispensing devices are described. In one embodiment, the bath tissue dispenser is configured to dispense bath tissues one at a time. In order to educate a child during toilet training on how much tissue to use, the tissue sheets contained within the dispenser have a size sufficient such that only one sheet is necessary for wiping. The dispenser can include an attachment device for attaching the dispenser to a spindle while still permitting the spindle to hold a conventional roll of bath tissue. In various embodiments, the tissue sheets or the dispenser may include designs or other indicia to either encourage a child during toilet training or to help educate the child during toilet training.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Crystal Espinoza Sherman, Benjamin C. Sarbo, Heather Anne Sorebo, Daniel Hoo
  • Patent number: 8393496
    Abstract: A representative stack of sheets including sheet bodies each of which is formed by folding a sheet and has a plurality of pieces between both ends of the sheet body. The sheet bodies are stacked one on another in such a manner that one of the plurality of pieces of each of the sheet bodies on one side in a stacking direction and another piece on the other side are inserted between pieces of an adjacent sheet body on one side in the stacking direction with respect to the sheet body and between pieces of an adjacent sheet body on the other side in the stacking direction, respectively, wherein an auxiliary piece is formed by folding an end of the piece of the sheet body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Bandoh, Koji Sangawa
  • Patent number: 8365949
    Abstract: A canister for removable attachment to a dispenser is formed as a hollow shell defining a cavity into which wet or dry paper can be fitted and removed from the canister through a dispensing opening therein. The shell is formed with a part-cylindrical shape and has a outwardly projecting rim at its bottom for detachable mounting on the dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Inventor: Armand Serfaty
  • Patent number: 8342360
    Abstract: A product including a stack of a: plurality of interfolded sheets assembled from a folded sheet material. The stack having a first side, a second side, a plurality of first side folded sheets and a plurality of second side folded sheets. A majority of the first side folded sheets folded into a first fold configuration and a majority of the second side folded sheets folded into a second fold configuration. Within the stack, the first fold configuration is different than the second fold configuration. In one embodiment, the first side folded sheets were V-folded and the second side folded sheets were Z-folded. In another embodiment, the first side folded sheets were V-folded and the second side folded sheets were C-folded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Leslie Thomas Long
  • Patent number: 8328046
    Abstract: A napkin dispenser has a body and a stand that supports the dispenser on a horizontal surface. The body has two main sections, a first upstream section that is straight and extends over the majority of the length of said body, and a second downstream section that extends at an angle relative to the first section and communicates with a dispensing opening. When the dispenser is supported by the stand on a horizontal surface, each of the first and second sections forms an oblique angle relative to the horizontal surface, with the first section forming an angle that is more nearly vertical, and the second section forming an angle that is more nearly horizontal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: SCA Tissue North America LLC
    Inventors: Robert C. Hochtritt, Andrew M. Conger
  • Patent number: 8261938
    Abstract: A finger covering system includes a finger cover dispensing device and a plurality of first and second finger covers. The finger cover dispensing device includes a dispenser body having a face and at least first and second openings disposed in the face, with the first and second openings each being sized to receive at least one finger inserted therethrough, and first and second cavities disposed in the dispenser body extending inward from the first and second openings. The plurality of first and second finger covers are disposed in the first and second cavities, with each of the plurality of first finger covers having an open first end facing the first opening of the dispenser body and a closed second end, and each of the plurality of second finger covers having an open first end facing the second opening of the dispenser body and a closed second end. The plurality of first and second finger covers are disposed in a stacked relationship within the corresponding first and second cavities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Inventor: Michael E. Oradini, Sr.
  • Patent number: 8261937
    Abstract: A dispenser includes an upper member having a slot and a lower member attached to the upper member thereby forming a housing, the lower member having an outer surface; a stack of sheets assembled in a fan-fold configuration disposed in the housing; and a polymeric holding film having a first surface attached to the outer surface of the lower member. The holding film having a flexural modulus less than about 50 MPa, as measured according to ASTMD790 standard, and a roughness parameter, Ra of less than about 1 micrometer, as calculated according to ASME B46.1 standard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Douglas P. Bodziak, James E. Nash, Peter Newbould, Timothy J. O'Leary, David C. Windorski
  • Patent number: 8224480
    Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing a portion of sheet product stored in a dispenser, in which a dispensed sheet portion is to be removed by tearing the sheet portion from the remaining product supply. The dispenser includes a system which detects the presence of sheet product in a region of a dispensing outlet. Upon detection of a potential user, the sensing system causes dispensing of paper, on the condition that the sheet portion is regarded as having been torn off. The system includes elements for detecting a discontinuity in the sheet product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventors: Kin Lun Mok, King Lun Mok, Hong Ng
  • Patent number: 8205748
    Abstract: An environmentally friendly package containing refill folded sheets is provided. The package contains a plurality of refill cartridges stacked together. Each refill cartridge contains a stack of interfolded sheets. In one embodiment, for instance, the sheets may comprise facial tissues. Each refill cartridge is configured to refill a sheet dispenser such as a paperboard dispenser. In this manner, a consumer can continually refill a single dispenser instead of having to repurchase a dispenser each time the folded sheet product is purchased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Leslie Thomas Long, Jason John Schumaker
  • Patent number: 8186541
    Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing interfolded disposable sheets is disclosed. The dispenser includes a removable panel that is attached to the first sheet in the stack contained in the container. When the removable panel is pulled off the container, the first sheet in the stack is partially or completely withdrawn from the container. The removable panel may be adhered to the first sheet using an adhesive material. The adhesive material may be contained in a recess formed in the removable panel. The recess is designed to protect the adhesive material during manufacture of the product and/or to prevent the adhesive material to adhering to other portions of the product. In one embodiment, after the stack of sheets are loaded into the dispenser, the recess is inverted forming a protrusion that contacts the first sheet in the stack and forms a bond between the removable panel and the first sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Krzysztof Andrzej Szymonski, Daphne Lynn VanBuren, Sara Marie Etheridge
  • Patent number: 8113381
    Abstract: A pet waste bags dispenser provided for dispensing animal waste bags, having a collapsible container, a dispenser cavity cover and a dispensing means, wherein the dispensing means allows waste bags placed within the waste bags dispenser to be dispensed to a user easily and conveniently. The collapsible waste bags dispenser is made of a collapsible material, such that the dispenser is easy to store, light in weight, simple to manufacture, and has the flexibility to contain different amounts of waste bags within the collapsible container, wherein rolls of or individually wrapped waste bags are allowed to be dispensed. The collapsible waste bags dispenser further has external connecting means for connecting the waste bags dispenser to a foreign object, so as to facilitate the user to easily obtain a waste bag from the dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Inventor: Peter H Che
  • Patent number: 8096414
    Abstract: A medical implement dispensing and disposal system. The medical implement dispensing and disposal system comprises a container having an open end with a dispensing chamber and a disposal chamber defined within the container. A cover is configured to substantially close the open end of the container. The cover defines a disposal opening in communication with the disposal chamber. A dispensing opening is defined in either the container or cover and in communication with the dispensing chamber. A biasing assembly is positioned in the dispensing chamber and configured to provide a biasing force toward the dispensing opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Tyco Healthcare Group LP
    Inventors: Mark Brian Finnestad, Michael Sansoucy
  • Publication number: 20110240669
    Abstract: A protective hand cover dispenser is placed and secured on the inside of a fuel tank cap door and provides disposable protective hand covers worn while refueling an automobile. The use of the protective hand covers prevents gasoline from adhering to an operator's hands and can also prevent the spread of germs. The protective hand cover dispenser holds a roll of protective hand covers that are easily accessible by a person refueling an automobile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventor: Antonio FESTA
  • Publication number: 20110200648
    Abstract: A method and kit for cleansing one's underarms. The method includes the steps of applying a shaving cream, or other cleansing solution containing laureth-23 and sodium lauryl sulfate, to the underarm, waiting a sufficient amount of time, and removing the shaving cream from the underarm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Inventor: Neil J. McCurry
  • Patent number: 7997443
    Abstract: A center-pull dispenser for dispensing paper towels from a continuous roll, wherein each individual towel is separated from an adjoining towel by a plurality of perforations. The dispenser comprises a housing having a housing back and a detachable front cover hingedly connected thereto at the lower periphery of said housing back and front cover for opening and closing the housing, a paper support tray removably connected to a lower portion of the housing back, the tray having a centrally located dispensing nozzle and at least one locking element for releasably locking at least one first hinge element on the lower periphery of the front cover to at least one second hinge element on the lower periphery of the housing back, an opening in the lower periphery of said housing through which the towels are dispensed, and a wall-mounting member for removably mounting the housing back to a wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Cintas Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Petras Titas, Christopher Andrew Brizes, Mark Edward Cipolla, Paul Dana Stephens, Christopher Daniel Carsten
  • Patent number: 7997522
    Abstract: A center-pull dispenser for dispensing paper towels from a continuous roll, wherein each individual towel is separated from an adjoining towel by a plurality of perforations. The dispenser comprises a housing having a housing back and a detachable front cover hingedly connected thereto at the lower periphery of said housing back and front cover for opening and closing the housing, a paper support tray removably connected to a lower portion of the housing back and having a centrally located dispensing nozzle, an opening in the lower periphery of the housing through which the towels are dispensed, a detachable wall-mounting member for removably mounting the housing back to a wall, and a locking member for releasably locking the front cover to the housing back and the housing back to the wall-mounting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Cintas Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Petras Titas, Christopher Andrew Brizes, Mark Edward Cipolla, Paul Dana Stephens, Christopher Daniel Carsten
  • Patent number: 7992745
    Abstract: A water resistant absorbent towel dispenser. The dispenser includes a container having top, bottom and side walls housing a supply of absorbent towels, and an exterior handle for facilitating transport of the dispenser. The top wall includes a finger-accessible opening through which absorbent towels may be withdrawn. In certain embodiments, the top wall is convex upwardly, but is flexible to enable it to be depressed when dispensers are stacked vertically so as to come into load bearing contact with the towel supply. In some embodiments, the top and bottom walls have interlocking configurations to add lateral stability to vertically stacked dispensers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Sellars Absorbent Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: John C. Sellars, Jerry Ballas, Balbir Singh, Neal D. Watson, Ronald A. Bogdanovich
  • Patent number: 7992744
    Abstract: A dispenser, and associated method for producing such dispenser, for interfolded disposable sheets includes a dispensing container defining an interior volume sufficient for receipt of a clip of interfolded disposable sheets, the container including a first wall with a dispensing opening defined by a removable panel. At least a portion of an adhesive material is disposed at a location on the removable panel such that the adhesive is not exposed to the interior volume of the container in an adhesive state. A clip of interfolded disposable sheets is inserted into the interior volume of the container. After insertion of the clip, the adhesive material is exposed in an adhesive state to the interior volume of the container and contact is made between the adhesive and the uppermost sheet of the clip of interfolded sheets such that the removable panel is attached to the uppermost sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Krzysztof A. Szymonski, Herb Velazquez
  • Patent number: 7954665
    Abstract: A wipe includes a generally flat piece of material (10) made of paper, cloth or the like. The generally flat piece of material (10) is formed into a non-planar form having a three-dimensional shape, for example conical, for storage and dispensing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Oday Abbosh
    Inventors: Oday Abbosh, Ian Hamilton Dryburgh, Nigel Lawson
  • Publication number: 20110126725
    Abstract: A postage label dispensing system for dispensing adhesive-backed labels includes a conveyance system for displacing a supply of label material along a feed path wherein the label material includes a face material having an adhesive backing and a liner material detachably bonded to the adhesive backing. The adhesive backing defines a pair of longitudinal adhesive strips and a non-adhesive region disposed therebetween. The liner material has a longitudinal cut disposed adjacent to, and aligned with, the non-adhesive region to define a pair of liner strips. A peeler plow is disposed downstream of a bending means which induces a bend in the label material along an axis substantially parallel to the longitudinal cut, i.e., in an area corresponding to the non-adhesive region, which bend produces an opening between the face material and the liner strips.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Applicant: Pitney Bowes Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin J. KOLP, David W. Beckstrom
  • Patent number: 7931170
    Abstract: A pet waste bags dispenser includes a pouch body, a pouch cover, means for detachably attaching the front cover edge of the pouch cover on the front wall of the pouch body, and a bag dispenser, wherein the bag dispenser allows waste bags placed within the waste bags dispenser to be dispensed to a user easily and conveniently. The pet waste bags dispenser is made of a collapsible material, such that the dispenser is easy to store, light in weight, simple to manufacture, and has the flexibility to contain different amounts of waste bags within the pouch body, wherein rolls of or individually wrapped waste bags are allowed to be dispensed. The pet waste bags dispenser further includes a pouch carrier for the pouch body to be carried around, so as to facilitate the user to easily obtain a waste bag from the dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Inventor: Peter H. Che
  • Patent number: 7922036
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a container for dispensing vertically configured wipes, which provides improved sequential dispensing of the contained wipes while permitting enhanced accessibility to the wipes within the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Yarron Bendor, Marcia Cole-Yocom, Donna Barker, Stefano Bartolucci, Johannes Lambertus Maria Mensink
  • Patent number: 7922034
    Abstract: A paper dispenser includes a casing for housing a roll of paper, the casing having a front face, with a dispensing nozzle through which the paper is dispensed, wherein the front face has a hatch for access to the inside of the casing, through which a free end of the roll can be extracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific France
    Inventors: Jean-Louis Neveu, Nicolas Pommier, Philippe Guillemette
  • Patent number: 7913875
    Abstract: A dispensing apparatus for dispensing flexible folders, the dispensing apparatus comprising a body for housing a roll of a plurality of folders, the body comprising a holding member extending into an interior space defined by the body and arranged for holding the plurality of folders in a roll arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Esselte Leitz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: George Hill Goddard, Meryl Altuch
  • Patent number: 7886933
    Abstract: In a household sanitary tissue paper container 1 that has a slender taking-out opening 2 where a film for supporting a household sanitary tissue paper 10 is not provided at the taking-out opening 2, the taking-out opening 2 having finger inserting portions 2B and supporting portions 2A for supporting a pulled-out household sanitary tissue paper 10 is provided, and in outside positions of edges of the supporting portions 2A in a width direction, crush portions for raising 5 along a longitudinal direction are formed respectively so as to continue into the taking-out opening 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Daio Paper Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Hirasawa, Hiroshi Ono
  • Patent number: 7841488
    Abstract: A sheet member container from which sheet members housed in a stacked state can be taken out reliably and in which occurrence of a wrinkle in a next sheet member in a returning operation of a sheet feeder is reduced. The sheet member container includes a container body having a top face opening for containing stacked sheet members; a lid member for openably/closably closing with respect to a top face opening of the container body; and a sheet feeding mechanism provided for the lid member for feeding the sheet members one by one from the top via a slot formed in either one of the container body or the lid member. The sheet member container includes a mechanism for bending the sheet members housed in the container body in a direction orthogonal to a feeding direction of the sheet members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: Shiseido Honeycake Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Hagihara, Yuriko Matsumoto, Yumiko Takeda, Yoshinobu Saito, Tetsuo Nishina
  • Patent number: 7811404
    Abstract: A web (36) of paper or the like has labels (42) defined therein by printing the web (36) followed by skip cutting (40) the web to define the label boundaries. The skip cutting (40) leaves the labels (42) connected to the remainder of the web (36) by breakable catch points (44). The labels (42) are rendered capable of being applied to product containers (16) by the web (36) having adhesive applied to the side opposite the printing, and the web (36) is rendered capable of being wound up by having an adhesive release coating, such as silicone, applied over the printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Catchpoint Limited
    Inventor: Richard Wade