Oppositely Faced Dispensing Outlets Patents (Class 221/35)
  • Patent number: 9010570
    Abstract: A container adapted for dispensing a product is provided. The container includes an outer casing body for receiving a dispensing tray. The dispensing tray has an internal storage compartment for storage of a plurality of units of a product to be dispensed, and includes a cover plate defining at least one dispensing aperture through which a stored unit of product is accessible when the outer casing body is in a dispensing position. The container includes a locking mechanism that releasably locks the outer casing body in the closed and locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: John A. Gelardi, Ryan A. Bailey
  • 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20140076917
    Abstract: A dispenser of paper products has a plurality of walls defining an interior of the dispenser, with the interior being configured to store the paper products. Two dispensing mouths are located at oppositely disposed ones of the walls, and are configured to provide access to the paper products in the interior. The dispenser also includes a biasing member and a pair of support elements. The support elements are configured to support the products there against, and the biasing member urges each support element toward one of the dispensing mouths. The dispenser has a geometric center defined by the distance between the dispensing mouths, and each support element is configured to move outwardly toward and inwardly away from one of the dispensing mouths. At least one of the support elements is free to travel inwardly to reach at least the geometric center.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: SCA HYGIENE PRODUCTS AB
    Inventor: Justin Franklin Siebel
  • Publication number: 20130292402
    Abstract: A system including a dry absorbent tissue paper sheet dispenser having a dispensing opening through which dry tissue paper sheets can be withdrawn and a moist sheet dispenser having a dispensing opening through which moist sheets can be withdrawn, wherein one of the dry tissue paper dispenser and the moist sheet dispenser is configured to sit atop the other so that the dispensing openings face in opposing directions in a combined configuration, and wherein the dry and moist sheet dispensers have cooperating interfacing surfaces when they are in the combined configuration that resist movement of the moist sheet dispenser with respect to the dry tissue paper dispenser in a first direction perpendicular to a sheet withdrawal direction of the dry tissue paper dispenser and the moist dispenser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2010
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventors: Jan Caspar Sudworth, Marcel Schmidt, Ali Bagherzadeh, Monica Eva-Li Saarväli, Wencke Agneta Thorén, Björn Larsson, Andrew Wong, Ralph Bremenkamp, Eleanor Derix, Julia Polinna
  • Publication number: 20130277383
    Abstract: An apparatus for conveniently dispensing and disposing of paper products is disclosed. The apparatus dispenses paper products from a first chamber and accepts soiled paper products in a second chamber. The apparatus includes a flap to prevent contaminants from entering the disposal chamber and a flap for preventing the escape of contaminants from the disposal chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventors: Thomas Passantino, Joseph Passantino, Marchelo Falconetti
  • 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: 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: 20110266315
    Abstract: There is disclosed a portable gum container, comprising a body. The body has a chewing gum holder, a sheet material dispenser, and a waste receptacle. The chewing gum holder is for holding chewing gum. The sheet material dispenser is for dispensing sheet material sized and shaped for wrapping about a piece of spent chewing gum. The waste receptacle is sized and shaped to contain the wrapped spent piece of chewing gum. Also disclosed is a portable gum container, comprising a body having a chewing gum holder, a waste receptacle and at least one piece of sheet material associated with the body for wrapping about a piece of spent chewing gum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Inventor: Marianne Christine Klein
  • Publication number: 20110174833
    Abstract: A dispensing machine for pre-cut wipe materials stored in cardboard paper containers comprises a common housing capable of accommodating two packaging boxes having different configurations allowing the pulled strip of material to emerge differently from the top or from the bottom of the dispensing machine so that it can be cut, in combination with two types of covers which fit on said housing. Each of the covers is compatible with a different one of the boxes to allow the strip of material that is to be cut to emerge from various locations of the dispensing machine. The combined shapes of the housing, the packaging boxes and the covers makes it possible to selectively dispense and separate strips of wipe material in a given size from the top or the bottom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2009
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Inventor: Maurice Granger
  • Publication number: 20100176143
    Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing healthcare products comprising at least one dispenser section having at least one dispensing orifice and one disposal section having a disposal opening. The disposal section has fully compressed and fully uncompressed positions and is capable of remaining positioned in any position between the fully compressed and uncompressed positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2010
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Inventor: Christopher B. HEWETT
  • Patent number: 7699189
    Abstract: A dispensing assembly adapted for dispensing gloves, which includes a dispenser. The dispenser has a housing which forms an inner surface and an internal compartment configured to hold a stack of gloves, and at least one dispensing opening. A stack of gloves disposed in the dispenser on a glove positioner and the glove positioner biases the stack of gloves toward the dispensing opening and a portion of the housing such that the glove positioner controls the stack of gloves and space in the internal compartment of the dispenser to prevent gloves from moving out of the stack and into the space to permit easy and reliable withdrawal of each glove therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Francis Tramontina
  • Patent number: 7661553
    Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing folded sheet products from a stack of folded sheet products, includes: an open-ended body, a front panel provided with a dispensing opening, a rear panel, and a transverse panel located between the front and rear panels. The dispenser further includes a support member for receiving the stack of the folded sheet products and at least one locking mechanism located between the support member and at least one longitudinal wall of the open-ended body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventor: Kent Zeiron
  • Patent number: 7648044
    Abstract: A sheet product dispenser includes a housing adapted to house sheet products therein, the housing having an arching wall, a first planar wall disposed in contact with the arching wall, and a second planar wall disposed in contact with the arching wall and the first planar wall; an opening disposed in the first planar wall or the second planar wall, the opening having a size sufficient to allow dispensing of the sheet products there-through; and an access panel forming a portion of the arching wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Christopher M. Reinsel, Michael R. Kilgore, Rachel DeSmidt, Frances Alexay
  • Publication number: 20090223993
    Abstract: A personal hygiene wipe dispenser and waste receptacle device is disclosed. The device has a housing with an integrated first and second compartments. One compartments has both a wet wipe dispenser and a dry wipe dispenser and has an aperture on an upper surface through which a dry wipe is dispensed and an aperture on a lower surface through which a wet wipe is dispensed. The wet wipes separated from the dry wipes and replaceable through at least one lockable access door. The second compartment has a waste receptacle and at least one access door to access the waste receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2008
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Applicant: PECKERTRAX, A SERIES OF THE INVENTION MACHINE, LLC
    Inventor: Javier A. Lorenzati
  • Patent number: 7556176
    Abstract: A vending machine with adjustable merchandise receiving hole comprises a body; a tank and a rotary disk; a stop plate being installed between the tank and the rotary disk; the stop plate having a notch corresponding to and above the output hole of the tank; a lifting unit being formed by a base and a lifting seat; the base being locked to a bottom of the tank; the base being installed with a buckle; a spring being installed between the buckle and the base; the lifting seat having at least one supporting rod; the supporting rod being formed with a recess for buckling with the buckle; an upper end of the supporting rod extending into the tank to be pivoted to a bottom of the stop plate; at least one reduced hole seat capable of being installed upon the receiving hole of the rotary disk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Inventor: Shen-Hao Yao
  • Patent number: 7461758
    Abstract: A dispenser for wet and dry paper includes a housing supporting a first canister for wet paper and a second canister for dry paper, the first and second canisters being separate and provided with their respective papers in isolation from one another for being removed in use from the respective canister through a dispensing opening therein. The canisters are detachably and interchangeably connected to the housing to define a generally cylindrical shape simulating that of a conventional roll of toilet paper. The housing receives a telescoping rod, such as a conventional toilet paper holder, which is supported in conventional brackets. The back of the housing is secured to a support, such as a wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2008
    Inventor: Armand Serfaty
  • Publication number: 20080169304
    Abstract: A sanitary tissue dispensing system has a tissue dispensing box and a plastic bag dispenser. Soiled tissues are individually contained in single plastic bags that are folded to contain consumed tissue. Upon being placed and contained within the single plastic bags, the consumed tissue can be disposed of in a trash can without contact between consumed tissues with other persons. Spread of infection by bacteria, virus or fungi otherwise caused by contact with soiled tissue is substantially prevented. A folded plastic bag containing soiled tissue is, alternatively, inserted into a second bag, which is also folded prior to disposal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2007
    Publication date: July 17, 2008
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Fino, Karen M. Fino
  • Patent number: 7357274
    Abstract: A bathroom dispenser for dispensing bathing supplies comprising a body having front, back, side and bottom walls defining the dispenser and having at least one dispenser station and at least one disposal station. The dispenser station has a dispensing orifice in one of its walls for dispensing bathing supplies and the disposal station has a receiving orifice in one of its walls for disposing of said bathing supplies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Inventor: Christopher B. Hewett
  • Patent number: 7311221
    Abstract: A dispenser for wet and dry paper formed as a housing composed of a first canister for wet paper and a second canister for dry paper, the first and second canisters being separate and provided with their respective papers in isolation from one another for being removed in use from the respective canister through a dispensing opening therein. The canisters are connected together and define a cylindrical shape for the housing; and the housing is connectable to conventional brackets of toilet paper holders to permit separate dispensing of the wet and dry paper from their respective canisters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Inventor: Armand Serfaty
  • Publication number: 20070215628
    Abstract: A dispensing assembly adapted for dispensing gloves, which includes a dispenser. The dispenser has a housing which forms an inner surface and an internal compartment configured to hold a stack of gloves, and at least one dispensing opening. A stack of gloves disposed in the dispenser on a glove positioner and the glove positioner biases the stack of gloves toward the dispensing opening and a portion of the housing such that the glove positioner controls the stack of gloves and space in the internal compartment of the dispenser to prevent gloves from moving out of the stack and into the space to permit easy and reliable withdrawal of each glove therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2006
    Publication date: September 20, 2007
    Inventor: Paul Francis Tramontina
  • Patent number: 7185785
    Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing a stacked pad of adhesive tape sheets is disclosed. The dispenser comprises a base having transversely spaced first and second major surfaces, first and second longitudinal ends defining a length, and first and second lateral sides defining a width. The dispenser further comprises a pair of laterally opposed side tabs proximate the first longitudinal end of the base which are transversely spaced from the first major surface of the base and laterally extend inward from the sides of the base so as to extend over the first major surface of the base. Substantially the entire first major surface of the base remains exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2007
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Scott D. Pearson, David F. Serino
  • Patent number: 7175046
    Abstract: A merchandise output device of a vending machine comprises a machine body; a groove body in the machine body; a rotary disk and a rotary disk and a guide plate installed above the rotary disk and being an approximate right-angled triangular plate. The guide plate is obliquely installed above the rotary disk corresponding to the upper side of the outlet at the bottom of the groove body. A first right angle side of the guide plate is obliquely installed to a first wall of the groove body. A first apex between the first right angle side and the hypotenuse is placed near an upper side of the rotary disk. The second right angle side is horizontally installed to a second wall of the groove body adjacent to the first wall. A second apex between the second right angle side and the hypotenuse is placed higher than the first apex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Inventor: Shen-Hao Yao
  • Patent number: 7059493
    Abstract: A dispenser is provided for simultaneously storing and dispensing premoistened tissue sheets and dry tissue sheets. The dispenser includes a housing having a compartment configured to retain a supply of dry tissue sheets, and a liquid impermeable compartment configured to retain a supply of premoistened tissue sheets. A dispensing opening is defined in each of the compartments. A support mechanism is disposed on an exterior surface of the housing. The support mechanism engages with a roll product support fixture such that the housing is supported by a single fixture and consumers are presented with premoistened and dry tissue sheets from a single housing supported from a single fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Debra N. Welchel, Joseph Mitchell
  • Patent number: 7000802
    Abstract: A dispensing box, and more particularly a device for holding a stack of individual sheets of flexible paper (e.g., coupons, recipes, rebates) or individual product samples for in-store advertising and promotion. The dispensing box has a resilient insert which pushes the stack towards an opening in the dispenser that is constructed in such a way that individual items may be gripped and removed one at a time while the remaining stack of items is retained within the dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2006
    Assignee: News America Marketing
    Inventors: George Kringel, Robert S. Frichette, Arthur A. Rotelli, III
  • Patent number: 6648172
    Abstract: A tissue box (10) for dispensing tissues, said tissue box includes a bottom wall (18) having a second aperture (21) for allowing tissues (22, 22′) to be pulled from inside of the box and a side wall (14) extending between the top wall (16) and the bottom wall (18). The side wall defines a void inside the box for containing tissues. The tissue box also includes a dividing wall (24) within the void. The dividing wall is supported between the top wall and the bottom wall and is for dividing the tissues into a first group (22) that are able to be removed through the first aperture (20) and a second group (22′) that are able to be removed through the second aperture. In use, after the first group of tissues is used, the box may be inverted, so that the second group of tissues may be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2003
    Inventors: Daniel Leighton, Angela Mary Leighton
  • Patent number: 6644500
    Abstract: A stack of interleaved laminar products comprises a first and a second array of products, each of which has at least one branch interleaved with a corresponding branch of at least one product in the other array. The products are folded into a generally W-shaped profile comprising two outer branches and two inner branches, with the distal edges of the said outer branches projecting at least partially beyond the said inner branches, so that the said distal edges can be used for interleaving with at least one other product in the stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2003
    Assignee: Fameccanica.Data Spa
    Inventors: Tonino De Angelis, Davide Sepe, Alessandro D'Andrea
  • Patent number: 6352172
    Abstract: A folded web product dispensing system includes an outer housing that defines an interior space. A dispensing face is defined in the outer housing proximate to an end of a stacking means. The dispensing face has a central portion and a dispensing throat located in the central portion. The stacking means are mounted within the outer housing for holding a stack of folded web product within the interior space and have a staging area proximate to the dispensing throat including at least two curved bumpers. These curved bumpers are oriented so as to be parallel to the path of travel of the folded webs as they approach the dispensing throat. A number of ribs may be defined on the bumpers for temporarily arresting movement of the folded webs as they approach the dispensing throat. The folded web product may be a stack of paper napkins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2002
    Inventors: Michael Yuwah Chan, Paul Francis Tramontina
  • Patent number: 6257443
    Abstract: A napkin holder comprising an upper wall, a lower wall and first and second sidewalls defining a housing having first and second opposed openings as provided. The holder also includes first and second plates disposed and moveable within the housing. The first and second plates respectively have first and second outer peripheries. The holder further includes a biasing structure disposed between the first and second plates biasing the first plate toward the first opening and the second plate toward the second opening. The biasing structure is disposed substantially within both the first and second outer peripheries. The holder also has first and second apertured doors respectively closing the first and second openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2001
    Assignee: Alwin Manufacturing Co.
    Inventor: Kenneth H. LaCount
  • Patent number: 5848723
    Abstract: This document discloses a coupon dispenser in the form of an integral, vacuum-molded thermoplastic sheet foldable upon itself to enclose a stack of coupons in a box-like container with opposed side wall openings which allow withdrawal of coupons from both sides of the dispensing container. Integrally molded mounting accommodation is provided at one end. In an alternative form, the coupon receptacle proper is separately inserted by halves, respectively, in each foldable part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1998
    Inventor: Richard G. Krautsack
  • Patent number: 5265758
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a stack of sanitary paper, a dispenser and a manufacturing method for the stack. The stack of sanitary paper consists of folded, interleaving sheets forming a pile which is placed inside a cardboard sleeve (1) which is open at both ends and characterized in that the sleeve (1) comprises a first pair of opposite sides (14, 15) parallel and adjacent to the folding edges of the sheets, a second pair of sides (12, 13) parallel to the sheet surfaces and perpendicular to the first pair, and an opening (10) in at least on one of the sides of the second pair (12, 13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1993
    Assignee: Kaysersberg, S.A.
    Inventors: Jean Saint Criq, Henriette Bros
  • Patent number: 5131561
    Abstract: A dispenser for folded paper napkins including a door hinged to an opening of a housing and a face plate detachably secured to the door. The face plate includes a dispensing opening through which napkins are withdrawn from the dispenser. The new dispenser allows the use of interchangeable face plates so that the same dispenser can be used to store various styles and/or sizes of folded paper napkins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1992
    Assignee: Wisconsin Tissue Mills Inc.
    Inventors: C. Patrick Casperson, Robert C. Hochtritt, Christopher W. Chudek
  • Patent number: 5048718
    Abstract: A dispenser-container comprises a container body provided with two containing spaces, containing wet contents and dry contents, respectively. The container body is a bag constituted by a first flexible sheet made of a liquid impervious material and a second flexible sheet made of a liquid impervious material. The first sheet constitutes a bag of a pillow type, longitudinal edges of the first sheet overlap each other and are at most slightly sealed with each other in such an extent that they can be manually separated to form an opening for dispensing the dry contents. The second sheet is fixed to the first sheet at entire peripheries thereof and is located outside or inside the pillow type bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 17, 1991
    Assignee: Kennak U.S.A. Inc.
    Inventor: Kenji Nakamura
  • Patent number: 4953746
    Abstract: A sheet dispenser for dispensing one sheet at a time comprises an enclosure for holding a stack of, individual sheets. A biasing element is provided for resiliently urging a stack of individual sheets against a front wall of the enclosure. The enclosure front wall has an opening provided therein through which a front sheet of a stack of sheets is withdrawn by a user's fingers. The opening has a height dimension at least approximately equal to the height dimension of a front sheet of a stack of sheets. The opening has a width dimension sufficient to permit a user to insert at least one finger into the opening, drag a section of a front sheet across the opening and fold a portion of a front sheet outwardly of a stack of sheets through the opening to enable withdrawal of an entire front sheet from a stack of sheets. The front wall has portions inclined from the opening rearwardly towards either end forming planer or concave surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 4, 1990
    Inventor: Michael Andriash
  • Patent number: 4953747
    Abstract: A napkin dispenser (10) is disclosed that is a self-contained unit that may be set upon a surface such as a table, counter, or the like. The napkin dispenser (10) has a front (14) and back (16) that oppose one another, each end having hinged doors (26) that may be opened for loading of napkins. The napkin dispenser (10) is symmetrical on a plane equidistant from the doors (26). The doors (26) have access windows (30) through which napkins may be extracted individually. The pressure plates (34) push the napkin against the doors (26), the pressure plates (34) being biased by a leaf spring (62). The spring (62) has a single leaf that is attached to the underside of the top (18) of the napkin dispenser (10) and to the back side of each of the pressure plates (34). The spring is positioned at an angle of 45.degree. relative to a line normal to the surface upon which the napkin dispenser (10) may be set, and the spring (62) is routred over a top (72) on the back side of the pressure plates (34).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 4, 1990
    Inventors: Gregory J. Wenkman, Ferdinand F. Salzmann
  • Patent number: 4155484
    Abstract: A napkin dispenser is fabricated from plastic by means of conventional injection molding or other techniques. The dispenser comprises a first and second housing sections which are pivotally coupled by means of a hinge member partially formed on the bottom surface of each housing. Each section contains a napkin accommodating hollow which interfaces with a dispensing aperture on a front wall of the housing. Located between the napkin accommodating hollow and the bottom wall of the housing is a cantilever platform which has first and second recesses. The recesses of one housing are offset with respect to recesses contained in the associated housing on a similar platform. A first plastic spring member has two arcuate arms which are secured within recesses of one housing. A second plastic spring member of a similar configuration has two respective arms which are associated with the recesses in the other housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 22, 1979
    Assignee: Cal Pak Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald Pastore