Plural Sources, Stacks Or Compartments Patents (Class 221/34)
  • Patent number: 10144575
    Abstract: A combination food pad container and dispenser includes an elongated flexible film container sized and shaped to slidably surround a plurality of horizontally stacked food pads that have at least one planar surface. The container has a surrounding wall, a closed top and a closed bottom. The surrounding wall has at least one perforation in the front wall orthogonal to the planar surface. At least one mounting aperture is located adjacent the top. A rack for supporting the food pad dispenser has at least one protrusion that is sized and shaped to fit through the at least one aperture. The surrounding wall includes front, rear, first and second side walls attached to the closed top and the closed bottom. The at least one mounting aperture is located in an extension of the rear wall or a two layer segment formed as an extension of the rear wall and the top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventor: Stephanie Tan
  • Patent number: 9956052
    Abstract: A prophylactic kit apparatus configured to be used with only a single patient includes a plurality of sealed modules and a housing configured to contain those sealed modules such that only one of the plurality of sealed modules can be removed from the housing at a time. Each of the plurality of sealed modules contains at least one prophylactic agent to be used in service of the patient. These sealed modules are to be used in a particular order and the housing is further configured to facilitate the removal of the sealed modules in only that particular order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer Ellis Danchisin, Thomas C. Gregory, Sr., Steve Henrikson, Deborah Adler
  • Patent number: 9572730
    Abstract: A feminine product dispensing assembly for containing and dispensing feminine products includes a canister structured to insertably receive a used feminine product. A pair of dispensers is each coupled to the canister. The dispensers are structured to dispense a new feminine product. A first lid is coupled to the canister. The first lid has an aperture extending therethrough. The used feminine product is insertable through the aperture. A second lid is coupled to the canister. The second lid closes the canister.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Inventors: Angela Young, Rosalind Robinson
  • Patent number: 9271582
    Abstract: A stackable object dispenser for selectively and sanitarily dispensing an individual object from a plurality of stacked objects. The stackable object dispenser generally includes a base and a plate member secured to an upper end thereof. The plate member includes an opening over which is positioned a retention member for retaining a stack of objects. Portions of dispensing retainers abut into the opening to prevent any of the objects from prematurely being dispensed. Upon activation of an external lever or knob, a dispensing assembly acts to push a pair of dispensing members inwardly to squeeze and push down the lowest object in the stack to be dispensed into a cavity and retrieved through a frontal opening of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Inventor: Richard Pando
  • Patent number: 9220380
    Abstract: An integrated tissue dispensing apparatus is provided. The apparatus includes a tissue dispensing container configured to hold at least one tissue, the tissue dispensing container comprising a front face, a top face, a back face positioned opposite to the front face, a left side face, a bottom face, and a right side face positioned opposite to the left side face and a disposal receptacle formed with and fixedly adjoined to the hollow dispensing container and comprising a receptacle bottom wall connected to the back face of the dispensing container, the receptacle bottom wall formed with and fixedly adjoined to a receptacle back wall of the disposal receptacle. The disposal receptacle is in a closed position covering the top face of the tissue dispensing container and is movable to an open position exposing the top face of the tissue dispensing container. The device may be constructed of cardboard, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Inventor: Adrian Gluck
  • Patent number: 9125532
    Abstract: A container for wipes includes a dispenser housing. The housing defines top and bottom walls, first and second side walls, and first and second end walls. The walls collectively define an interior space. The top wall includes a dispensing orifice which is covered by a lid assembly. The lid assembly includes a ring and a flip top. The ring is permanently affixed to the top wall, and the flip top is hingedly connected to the ring. The ring has an upper portion and a buffering flange. The upper portion generally extends along the dispensing orifice perimeter. In one embodiment, the buffering flange protrudes from the upper portion into the interior space, and a height of the buffering flange is greater than a thickness of the top wall. In another embodiment, the buffering flange protrudes from the upper portion into the interior space past the inner surface of the top wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher M. Bechyne
  • Publication number: 20150144648
    Abstract: A plurality of moist pads are arranged in two stacks (36,40) such that the pads (32,34) of the stacks (36,40) overlap in a partial region in such a manner that a pad (24) of a second stack (40) protrudes into the partial region (74) between two pads (32) of a first stack (36). The pads (32) of the first stack (36) and the pads (34) of the second stack (40) each have a material cut-out (50) at the edge in order to form a gripping aid, and the pads (32) of the first stack (36) and of the second stack (40) are each oriented in such a manner that the material cut-outs (50) of the pads (32) of the first stack and the material cut-outs of the pads of the second stack jointly define the partial region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Rainer Mangold, Angela Roempp
  • Publication number: 20150129604
    Abstract: An integrated tissue dispensing apparatus is provided. The apparatus includes a tissue dispensing container configured to hold at least one tissue, the tissue dispensing container comprising a front face, a top face, a back face positioned opposite to the front face, a left side face, a bottom face, and a right side face positioned opposite to the left side face and a disposal receptacle formed with and fixedly adjoined to the hollow dispensing container and comprising a receptacle bottom wall connected to the back face of the dispensing container, the receptacle bottom wall formed with and fixedly adjoined to a receptacle back wall of the disposal receptacle. The disposal receptacle is in a closed position covering the top face of the tissue dispensing container and is movable to an open position exposing the top face of the tissue dispensing container. The device may be constructed of cardboard, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Adrian Gluck
  • Patent number: 9004314
    Abstract: A dispenser is disclosed for flat items such as disposable gloves that are contained within a dispensing bag that has an at least partially-open front side. The dispenser includes a base that has a rear wall and a pair of opposing side walls. A non-opaque cover with a dispensing aperture therethrough is pivotally fixed between each side wall and adapted to swing between an open and a closed position. At least one elastic cord is stretched between each side wall to urge the dispensing bag towards the cover when the cover is in the closed position and the dispensing bag is between the cover and the at least one elastic cord. The front side of the dispensing bag may be non-opaque and open at a dispensing bag aperture therethrough, a temporary adhesive being fixed proximate a periphery of the dispensing bag aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventor: David Cohen
  • Patent number: 8978925
    Abstract: A paper towel cabinet includes a first side wall and a second side wall, a pivotally mounted front wall defining a door, a back wall extending between the side walls, and a paper towel tray having an opening to provide access to paper towels. The paper towel cabinet also includes a module assembly comprising a first module having a front surface extending transversely relative to the first side wall and toward the second side wall. When the door is in an open position, the front surface prevents paper towels leaning toward the door from falling out of the cabinet. The cabinet also includes a bar mounted proximate to the opening and having a length extending between the side walls. The bar is positioned between a stack of paper towels and the opening when the stack of paper towels is placed on the paper towel tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Bobrick Washroom Equipment, Inc.
    Inventor: Dikran Babikian
  • Patent number: 8944279
    Abstract: A container for storing personal care articles comprising a lid structure attached to the container is disclosed. The lid structure has a top lid portion connected to a base lid portion. The base lid portion includes a rigid port surrounding a unitary dispensing partition extending in an x and z direction to the rigid port, the unitary dispensing partition having a dispensing slit formed therethrough. The unitary dispensing partition forms an arc extending a first depth into the interior of the container in a z-direction. The depth of the dispensing partition allows for the personal care article to be stored in a pop-up dispensing position with a larger portion of the personal care article extending from the dispensing slit. This allows for easier retrieval of the product by a consumer and less dispensing failures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Walter Shoaf, Andrew Dale Brinkdopke, Robert Samuel Schlaupitz
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8893920
    Abstract: The vehicle tissue dispenser is a combination tissue dispenser, waste receptacle and air freshener for a vehicle. The vehicle tissue dispenser includes a hollow base portion having a lower end adapted to be received within a vehicle cup holder. An inner annular wall of an upper portion thereof defines an open central portion. The hollow base portion receives waste therein through a waste opening formed through an annular rim. When full, the user may remove the waste from the open central portion. A hollow upper portion includes a base releasably secured to the inner annular wall such that the base of the upper portion releasably covers the open central portion. The hollow upper portion stores tissues, which are removable through a slot formed therein. A hollow cover releasably covers the open upper end of the hollow upper portion. The hollow cover is adapted for receiving an air freshener therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Inventor: Hussain Y. A. M. Mothaffar
  • Patent number: 8777053
    Abstract: A sheets dispenser comprising a container with an opening, and a spring loaded lid adapted to close say opening, in which the opening is provided with extrusion means, and in which the lid is biased into a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Brightwell Dispensers Limited
    Inventor: Etienne Vincent Bunoz
  • 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: 20140124526
    Abstract: A diaper and wipe dispenser that is used to conceal baby products. The diaper and wipe dispenser is designed to be seamlessly integrated into the decor of a house and can be securely mounted to a surface. The diaper and wipe dispenser has a storage body and a decorative door panel that are hingedly connected. The storage body provides a diaper storage compartment, a wipe storage compartment, and an additional storage compartment, while the decorative door panel serves as an access panel for said compartments of the storage body. The decorative door panel has a face plate that allows the diaper and wipe dispenser to be concealed as a picture, mirror, corkboard, etc. A diaper dispensing slot and a wipe dispensing slot traverse through the storage body and provide easy access to the inner contents of the storage body while maintaining the decorative appearance of the diaper and wipe dispenser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventor: Sarah Felicia TAMILARASAN
  • Publication number: 20140124525
    Abstract: A secondary dispenser readily attachable to a standard toilet-tissue dispenser of a roll type for positioning next to the primary toilet-tissue dispenser for dispensing supplemental materials such as pre-wetted toilet sheets. The sheets can be withdrawn from an open door. A compact auxiliary device providing wetted or self-wetting sheets for releasable proximate mounting in conjunction with a conventional toilet-tissue dispenser of dry sheets; comprises an inexpensive container or magazine component pre-loaded with the supplemental sheets. The magazine can be snapped into functional position rapidly. It serves an improved health care and cleanliness function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Bob's Butt Wipes, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Bob's Butt Wipes, L.L.C.
  • Publication number: 20140103059
    Abstract: The vehicle tissue dispenser is a combination tissue dispenser, waste receptacle and air freshener for a vehicle. The vehicle tissue dispenser includes a hollow base portion having a lower end adapted to be received within a vehicle cup holder. An inner annular wall of an upper portion thereof defines an open central portion. The hollow base portion receives waste therein through a waste opening formed through an annular rim. When full, the user may remove the waste from the open central portion. A hollow upper portion includes a base releasably secured to the inner annular wall such that the base of the upper portion releasably covers the open central portion. The hollow upper portion stores tissues, which are removable through a slot formed therein. A hollow cover releasably covers the open upper end of the hollow upper portion. The hollow cover is adapted for receiving an air freshener therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventor: HUSSAIN Y.A.M. MOTHAFFAR
  • Publication number: 20140103058
    Abstract: A dispenser and disposal assembly including a receptacle having a base, a front wall, a rear wall, and two side walls, wherein the walls extend from the base in a first direction and thereby form a cavity into which a divider is configured to be seated, thereby forming a first cavity and a second cavity. Additionally, a door is connected to the base of the receptacle, wherein the door is movable between a closed position and an open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Professional Disposables International, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Robert Schiering, Robert P. Julius, Jerry Carstens, Gerard Anthony Cahalan
  • Publication number: 20140076916
    Abstract: A two-roll toilet paper dispenser promotes sanitary cleanliness in private and public restrooms by dispensing both dry toilet paper and wet toilet paper-style wipes. A wet wipe cartridge fits in one of the two chambers of a conventional commercial two-roll toilet paper dispenser to convert the two-roll toilet paper dispenser into a wet and dry toilet paper dispenser. The wet and dry toilet paper dispenser offers both the cleaning agent of the wet wipe and the comforting feeling of a dry wipe. The wet wipe cartridge is preferably retrofit for a two-roll toilet paper dispenser that is already in place. The wet wipe cartridge is sealed when not in use to prevent the wet wipes from drying out. A sealable opening on the cartridge allows access to wet wipes while keeping the cartridge sealed when not in use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventor: Cynthia Marie Boyce
  • Patent number: 8616408
    Abstract: A paper towel dispenser includes a housing for holding a stack of interfolded towels. The housing includes a front wall, a rear wall, two outer side walls, an upper wall and a support surface for the stack of towels, the stack of towels being located adjacent and parallel to at least the front wall. The front wall extends a predetermined distance below the support surface. A dispensing opening is located between the front wall and the support surface, and at least one guide element is arranged to support a leading panel of a first towel adjacent the front wall and a leading edge of the leading panel parallel to the lower edge of the front wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventors: Eva-Li Saarvali, Mikael Linden, Anders Aberg
  • Patent number: 8602257
    Abstract: A combination dispenser for hand wipes and hand gel, configured to be held in a cup holder, is disclosed. Some embodiments of the device are substantially cylindrical in order to fit within a cup holder and substantially prevent shifting. Further, embodiments are partitioned internally to provide at least two separate compartments. The partitioned compartments are uniquely designed to hold and provide access to various products such as, but not limited to, hand wipes, sanitizing gel, lotion, fragrance, liquid soap or the like. In some embodiments, a lid covers the device to prevent the hand wipes from drying out. Also, some embodiments include a pump aspect that is in fluid communication with fluid products contained within a portion of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Inventor: David Godsell
  • Patent number: 8574510
    Abstract: In some aspects, an analyte sensor is provided for detecting an analyte concentration level in a bio-fluid sample. The analyte sensor has a base with first and second ends, a concave recess in the first end, a second end receiving surface, and a sidewall extending between the ends. An electrode may be provided on the receiving surface with an electrochemically-active region coupled to the electrode. A conductor in electrical contact with the electrode may extend along the sidewall and may be adapted to be in electrical contact with a first contact of an analyte meter. Manufacturing methods and systems utilizing and dispensing the analyte sensors are provided, as are numerous other aspects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Bayer Healthcare LLC
    Inventors: Igor Gofman, Robert S. Sams
  • Publication number: 20130284756
    Abstract: A pet waste bag dispenser includes a housing defining an interior compartment and having at least one opening in communication with the interior compartment. A pair of positioning plates is located within the interior compartment of the housing and is configured to position at least one box containing rolled pet waste bags relative to the opening such that the rolled pet waste bags can be dispensed through the opening in the housing. The pair of positioning plates is also configured to position a plurality of stacked pet waste bags relative to the opening such that stacked pet waste bags can be dispensed through the opening in the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventors: Ruth Springer, Jeffrey Springer
  • Patent number: 8550296
    Abstract: A personal hygiene storage unit that functions both as a hanging storage/dispensing unit and as a personal hygiene travel pack includes: (a) a hollow body with a bottom, upwardly projecting walls and an open top; (b) a back hatch top hingeably connected to the back wall of the bottom and having closing mechanism to fix the back hatch top in a closed position; (c) a front hatch top hingeably connected to the front wall of the bottom; and, (d) a pair of opposing elongated hanging hooks connected to at least one of the main housing, the back hatch top and the front hatch top, for attachment to a toilet paper roll rod and hinges for folding the hooks to create a compact travel pack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Inventors: Nancy J. Gerschwiler Steck, Paul K. Steck
  • Patent number: 8540117
    Abstract: The present invention is a compartmentalized portable container and body wash wipes, which allows the user to substitute the traditional showering or bathing cycle with a series of body wipes. These body wipes are carried in a slender container, which allows the present invention to be a very portable device. The series of wipes include a number of pre-wash wipes, soap wipes, moisturizing wipes, and deodorizing wipes. Once the user finishes the series of wipes, the user throws the wipes away. The container stores and separate each kind of wipe in their own compartment. The dispensing mechanisms on the container allows the user to take only one of each kind of wipe at a time. The present invention can also be cleaned out with warm soapy water or alcohol once the supply of body wipes has been exhausted, which provides a replacement pack of body wipes with a clean container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Inventors: Connie M Andrews, Timothy B Andrews
  • Patent number: 8534493
    Abstract: A dispenser includes a housing having a dispensing wall, a bottom wall disposed opposite the dispensing wall, two side walls connecting the dispensing wall to the bottom wall, and two end walls connecting the dispensing wall, the bottom wall and the two side walls. A first slot aperture is disposed in the dispensing wall centered between the two end walls, the first slot aperture having a major axis oriented perpendicular to each of the two side walls. A second slot aperture is disposed in a first of the two side walls, the second slot aperture having a major axis oriented relative to the major axis of the first slot aperture such that the first slot aperture and the second slot aperture define a contiguous aperture between the dispensing wall and the first of the two side walls, the second slot aperture having a width less than a width of the first slot aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Kip K. Decker, Micheal S. Lerch
  • Patent number: 8499955
    Abstract: An apparatus for at least one of the transport, storage, and display of one or more items of at least one of apparel and accessories is provided. The apparatus includes at least one crib defined by a bottom plate, a back plate, and first and second side plates, each of the at least one crib for having disposed therein one or more items of at least one of apparel and accessories. The at least one crib includes the bottom plate that is one of square and rectangular in shape, the back plate that is one of square and rectangular in shape, and the first and second side plates that have the same shape and that are facing each other. Each of the back plate and first and second side plates are perpendicular to the bottom plate. One edge of each of the back plate and first and second side plates is coupled to a respective one edge of the bottom plate. One edge of each of first and second side plates is coupled to a respective one edge of the back plat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Inventors: Kristin Marie Raffone Vazquez, Robert Gooch, Douglas D. Stout
  • Patent number: 8496134
    Abstract: A pet waste bag dispenser includes a housing defining an interior compartment and having at least one opening in communication with the interior compartment. A positioner is located within the interior compartment of the housing and configured to position at least one box containing rolled pet waste bags relative to the opening such that the rolled pet waste bags can be dispensed through the opening in the housing. The positioner is also configured to position a plurality of stacked pet waste bags relative to the opening such that the stacked pet waste bags can be dispensed through the opening in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Inventors: Ruth Springer, Jeffrey Springer
  • Publication number: 20130168404
    Abstract: A removable notepaper dispenser comprises a box body, consisting of a set of hollow cases; notches and grooves with small notches are formed separately onto three adjacent sides around the opening of the cases, such that openings and two holding spaces with small notches are formed into the assembled box body; an elastic body, which is placed into the box body; removable notepaper assemblies of three dimensions, of which, the biggest removable notepaper assembly is placed into the box body correspondingly to the opening, such that a notepaper is partially exposed out of the opening; the other two are set separately into the holding space and a notepaper is partially exposed out of the small notch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Inventor: DAVID C.T. JOUR
  • Patent number: 8474652
    Abstract: A moist towelette dispenser device adapted for use in combination with a toilet paper holder assembly having an elongated cylindrical spindle with two ends engageable which mount on a conventional toilet paper fixture to support a roll of toilet paper. The device provides for concurrent dispensing of toilet paper and moist towelettes and an air freshener. A housing provides a dispensing site for the towelettes and is engageable to the room mount by two elongated members. The toilet paper is operatively mounted on the spindle engaged between the members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Inventor: Andrew Yaros
  • Patent number: 8444007
    Abstract: The present invention provides a dispenser for moisturized sheets in the core of a toilet paper roll. Not only are wet and dry wipes provided coincidentally, the location is particularly handy for toilet use. In a utilization of existing bathroom fixtures, the novel concept offsets the rotational axis of the toilet paper roll to make an aperture available to dispense the moisturized sheets from the volume of the core previously occupied by the conventional spool. The invention further provides a hermetically sealed refill unit and a method of dispensing and refilling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Inventors: Donald Hatter, Lawrence Lambelet
  • 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: 8413842
    Abstract: A glove incorporating a roll of waste bags and ties on a rotatable spool contained within a pocket integrated on a palm side of the glove. The spool pocket is proximate a pathway having a first and second opening through which the waste bags may be individually pulled and removed from the spool for utilization as a package for solid animal waste. The ties may extend through the pathway or may extend through an opening in the pocket for access by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Inventor: Jean Clou
  • Patent number: 8408419
    Abstract: A sheet dispenser is defined by at least six panels having outwardly facing surfaces, wherein at least one of the panels is oriented at an oblique angle with respect to the other panels. Sheets may be dispensed from an opening located on the oblique surface. The sheet dispenser may sit on a surface such as a countertop for dispensing, or may be placed between a wall and other structure attached to the wall such as a towel bar. Furthermore, the sheet dispenser may be hung from a structure using a strap attached to the towel dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Carl G. Rippl, Sarah L. Christoffel, George I. Nukuto, Maggie VanderHeiden Berger, Jonathan K. Arendt, Duane L. McDonald, James D. McManus, Marci E. Sojka
  • Publication number: 20130075415
    Abstract: A pet waste bag dispenser includes a housing defining an interior compartment and having at least one opening in communication with the interior compartment. A positioner is located within the interior compartment of the housing and configured to position at least one box containing rolled pet waste bags relative to the opening such that the rolled pet waste bags can be dispensed through the opening in the housing. The positioner is also configured to position a plurality of stacked pet waste bags relative to the opening such that the stacked pet waste bags can be dispensed through the opening in the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventors: Ruth Springer, Jeffrey Springer
  • Publication number: 20130075416
    Abstract: A toilet paper styled wet wipe dispenser promotes sanitary cleanliness in private and public restrooms while providing a new packaging format to the industry concept. The wet and dry toilet paper wipe offers the consumer the cleaning agent of the wet wipe, while also supplying the consumer with the comforting feeling of a dry wipe consumers have grown accustomed to, all within a single product. The wet wipe dispenser preferably fits on a standard toilet paper roll hanger. A cover on the wet wipe dispenser preferably seals the compartment containing the wet wipes to prevent the wet wipes from drying out. A toilet paper styled wet wipe dispenser, a dispenser with dual openings for a wet wipe and a dry toilet paper product and a wet and dry wipe, utilizing a single opening, are all disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventor: Cynthia Marie Boyce
  • Patent number: 8393509
    Abstract: An adapter for a support enclosure bin for a roll of thermoplastic bags is described. The bin has a half round cylindrical wall, first and second vertical side walls attached to a supporting rim. The rim has spaced apertures for mounting the bin to a surface that has an opening that permits passage of outer surfaces of the walls but not the rim. The side walls have integral channels that provide support for a rod for a wide roll of bags. The adapter includes first and second bag dispensers for vertically folded coreless roll mounted bags. Each of the dispensers has first and second side panels that are attached together with a connecting link that aligns the front edges and bottom edges of the dispensers. First and second axles are mounted adjacent the outer side panels of the dispensers with positioning wheels that engage the integral channels of the bin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Inventor: Tan Greg
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120298686
    Abstract: The present invention provides a tissue dispenser having a cylindrical main body with an outer wall and a top, a lower cylindrical portion having a diameter smaller than a diameter of the main body, a compartment bounded by the outer wall for holding tissues, an opening on the top for accessing the tissues, and a waste receptacle on a bottom of the tissue dispenser and having access thereto from a side chute, wherein the lower cylindrical portion is dimensioned and configured to fit within a vehicle cup-holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventor: Hussain Y.A.M. Mothaffar
  • Patent number: 8302810
    Abstract: A tissue dispenser for use with a cup holder having a body including a lower portion dimensioned for being received within an inner wall associated with the cup holder. An opening is provided in the body for withdrawing successive tissues. A waste storage compartment is configured within the body separate from the opening for storing used tissues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Inventors: Elie Mulhem, Miguel A. Linares
  • Publication number: 20120228322
    Abstract: A wall-mounted tissue press that combines a dispenser and receptacle into one integrated unit that dispenses, receives, compacts and temporarily stores, tissue paper. By a combination of internal components, a ram is created to compress stored waste, and effectively increase the capacity of said receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventor: William Comerford
  • Publication number: 20120223092
    Abstract: Generally, the present disclosure relates to a carton for dispensing compressed tissue sheets comprising a carton having an oversized carton opening and a compressed stack of tissues, such as facial tissues. The compressed carton can significantly reduce costs associated with shipping such low density products. The oversized carton opening permits the compressed stack of tissues to expand, releasing the compression of the tissue stack and allowing the tissues to be dispensed normally.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Inventors: James Alexander Hallam, Dennis Edward Fryer, Martin Christopher Bunce, Peter Booth, James Mallion
  • Publication number: 20120211509
    Abstract: In a housing with a protective cover, two compartments for storing pre-cut wipe materials are arranged one above each other with only one outlet at a base of the machine housing. End strips of each of the stored pre-cut wipe materials are partially superposed and positioned between a plate of the protective cover and a flap for turning over and guiding the strip of material originating from the lower compartment. Manual extraction of one of the strips from the outlet of the machine automatically advances the other strip, and pieces of strip of material originating from the two compartments are alternately torn off which causes uninterrupted dispensing of the pre-cut wipe materials stored in each compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Inventor: Maurice Granger
  • Patent number: 8205769
    Abstract: A container for storing and dispensing consumable products. Modular construction is utilized wherein there is one base container and at least one subcontainer mounted above the base container. The base container has a floor, a peripheral wall, and a cover panel. Each subcontainer has a peripheral wall and a cover panel, and is coupled to a container below, such as the base container or another subcontainer, in stacked fashion. The cover panel of that container immediately below forms the floor of the container above, thereby obviating the necessity of forming a floor in each container. Each container may have a closure to enable contents to be withdrawn therefrom. The various containers are coupled together to form a stack by a removable band. When contents of the uppermost container are depleted, the empty container is removed from the stack to reveal the next container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Inventors: Seda Gaspari, Mike H. Ananighian
  • Publication number: 20120138625
    Abstract: The present application provides a napkin dispenser for dispensing a number of folded napkins from a sheet material to an end user. The napkin dispenser may include a loading station for loading the sheet material, a folding station for folding a napkin from the sheet material, and a presentation station for presenting one or more of the folded napkins to the end user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Abby C. Case, David James Gennrich, Kent J. Kallsen, Stephen Andrew Latham, Christopher Timothy Strahm
  • Publication number: 20120132666
    Abstract: A label tag dispenser has an inner box, an outer case and multiple label tag groups. The inner box has at least two chambers and multiple positioning protrusions. The at least two chambers are formed in the inner box. The positioning protrusions are formed on and protrude from a closed bottom of the inner box and are respectively corresponding to the at least two chambers. The outer case is detachably mounted around the inner box and has a drawing slot, a mounting recess and multiple holding holes. The drawing slot is formed through a top of the outer case and communicates with the at least two chambers. The holding holes are formed through a bottom of the outer case and are respectively mounted around the positioning protrusions. The label tag groups are respectively mounted in the at least two chambers and each label tag group has multiple label tags.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Inventor: Nick Hsu
  • 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