With Casing Or Support Patents (Class 221/45)
  • Patent number: 10239652
    Abstract: Disclosed is a glove container that comprises a top portion, bottom portion, first and second side portions, and first and second end portions. When one of the end portions is torn away to reveal the contents of the container, at least one tab or flap containing visual indicia that indicates a characteristic of the contents of a container will remain attached to the container. The visual indicia may convey information such as the size or material of the gloves. The container is deemed particularly to suitable for use in emergency vehicles, where glove boxes are often stored in compartments with the end being exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Vanderhulst, Jerome Shurell, Danielle Carlin, Brianna Nelson, Reena Fernandes
  • Patent number: 10229556
    Abstract: A gaming system including a number of host devices each coupled to one or more gaming machines, wherein content provided by the host device is output on the gaming machine. To output the content provided by the remote host, a host-controlled process that is authenticated by the gaming machine and executed in a secure memory location such that it is isolated from other processes executing on the gaming machine may be utilized. The host-controlled processes may be decoupled from the process used to execute the game of chance played on the gaming machine such that the content output by the host-controlled process doesn't alter the play of game of chance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Reid M. Weber, Erik B. Petersen, Adrian R. Marcu, William C. Little, Steven G. LeMay
  • Patent number: 10039426
    Abstract: A tissue dispenser comprises a base, at least one retaining strut connected to the base, and a dispensing pedestal. The tissue dispenser further comprises a box filled with tissue and an aperture in the bottom of the box, wherein the dispensing pedestal passes through the aperture in the bottom of the box holding the tissue at or near the top of the box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventor: Jack Soules
  • Patent number: 9913561
    Abstract: A portable, hand-held device for dispensing both fluid hand sanitizer and dry wipes is described. In various embodiments, the portable hand sanitizer device has a lower assembly comprising a means for storing and dispensing dry wipes and a means for blocking actuation and dispensing of a fluid sanitizer, and the upper assembly comprises a means for dispensing fluid sanitizer and a means for engaging or not engaging the actuation block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Perkin & Perkin LLC
    Inventor: Jack Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 9375117
    Abstract: The device includes a housing with an associated cover receiving a module receiving the strip of pre-cut material, said module being provided with a transverse support plate, a flap pivotally assembled with respect to said module and to the support plate by being arranged in front of it, opposite to the inner front surface of the cover to allow the passing of the strip of material. A transverse barrier rod is arranged in the lower portion of the cover between its lateral flanges. The flap has at least one recess enabling to catch the strip of material and at least one long slot arranged in a plane forming an angle from the lower edge of the flap, said slot defining an area for receiving at least one rib formed in a complementary configuration on the cover by penetrating on closing of the cover into said slot. The cover has at least one rib adapting in the slot formed on the flap and at least one recess for the passing of the strip of material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Inventor: Maurice Granger
  • Patent number: 9271616
    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: January 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Inventor: Andrew Yaros
  • Publication number: 20150114759
    Abstract: A dispenser for pillow napkins is provided that includes a carton having a bottom panel, opposite left and right panels extending vertically from the bottom panel, opposite front and back panels positioned between the left and right panels and extending vertically from the bottom panel, and a top panel extending parallel to the bottom panel. Left and right supports are positioned within a cavity of the carton. A plurality of pillow napkins are wound about a spool. The spool is positioned in the cavity such that the spool rotatably engages the left and right supports and the pillow napkins are spaced apart from the top and bottom panels. Methods of use are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Eugene Alletto, JR.
  • 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: 8991646
    Abstract: A product dispenser including a housing for housing dispensable products in a product reservoir defined by the housing and a cover member defining a dispensing opening through which the products are dispensed. The cover member includes a lid member and a support member and the lid member is openable relative to the support member about a hinge. The cover member is removably mountable to the housing by at least one engagement member of the support member engaging at least one complementary engagement member of the housing. A strength of connection of the hinge to the support member and a strength of connection of at least one engagement member of the support member for removably mounting the support member to the housing is such that when the lid member is opened to a stop position and further opening force is applied to the lid member, at least one engagement member dismounts between the housing and the support member before the force gets so great as to break the hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventor: Russell G. Wieser
  • Publication number: 20150083743
    Abstract: A dispenser for personal sanitary wipes is suspended below a toilet paper roll by hooking into one or both sides of the core tube of a toilet paper roll at the same time that the toilet paper roll is mounted on a toilet paper spindle. In order to reduce friction as the toilet paper roll rotates, the dispenser may have wheels or rollers mounted on arm(s) that extend into the core tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Nicholas D'Angelo
  • Publication number: 20150076169
    Abstract: A bag dispenser includes a platform having first support surface, a first side, a second side, a first end and a second end. A mounting spike or barrier pole fixture may be attached orthogonally adjacent the platform. A wall mounting plate has a series of apertures to attach the plate to a vertical surface with fasteners. The plate is attached orthogonally to the second end of the bag platform. At least one side support extends outwardly from the first and second sides of the bag platform and upwardly from the platform. The side support defines a space for at least one stack of bags. A dispenser cover is affixed over the dispenser and may have a service aperture. The dispenser accommodates conventional, t-shirt and header-style bags in various configurations. The bags are assembled in bag stacks. The stacks may be configured in packs with removable covers or loaded in boxes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Stephanie Tan
  • 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: 8967427
    Abstract: A portable eye protection system and method is disclosed. The eye protection system includes a dispensing case and substantially flat eyewear articles received therein. The eyewear articles include at least one eye cover and a backing. The eye cover can be shifted into an eye-covering configuration to protect a user's eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventor: Christine K. Hogan
  • Publication number: 20150053712
    Abstract: An improved wet or dry wipe dispenser for one hand use and minimal user dexterity. The dispenser is made up of a carry-handle (106), handle cap (108), lid (102) and bucket (104). The handle cap (108) forms a light contact seal to the lid (102) and retains moisture, but vents excess pressure of volatile liquids. The lid (102) forms a liquid tight seal to bucket (104). The lid (102) is removable allowing replacement of wipe media. An integrated carry-handle (106) and handle cap (108) allows easy portability. The bucket (104) has a liquid level and media window (120) for viewing indication of measurement of wet wipe liquids and for viewing remaining wipe media (702).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Barbara Diaz Laflin
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150048104
    Abstract: A napkin assembly including an open ended chute for storing a stack of napkins therein and an openable and closeable front member relative to the open end of the chute is disclosed. The chute is made of first to fourth sidewall members and a rear member that are separately injection molded pieces that include a clip structure to allow the pieces to be clipped together to form the chute. Opposed ones of the sidewall members are identical pieces allowing them to be interchanged with one another during manufacture while still allowing the sidewall members to clip together to form the chute. The front member includes a transparent window to allow a depth of the stack to be viewed from the outside to check a product low condition. The front member includes locking tabs to lock it in a closed position relative to the chute. The tabs may be flexed through openings in the chute from the outside into a lock release position. The chute includes blocking members to prevent over inward deflection of the locking tabs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: SCA HYGIENE PRODUCTS AB
    Inventors: Rodney Wilson, Leo Gonzales, Justin Siebel
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150021351
    Abstract: A pedometer dispenser includes a housing having a frame with a pedometer mounted to the frame and a recess formed on the frame. A dispenser door is mounted to the frame, and the dispenser door covers the recess. The dispenser door has an opening formed on a surface of the dispenser door. A dispenser is retained within the recess. The dispenser occupies a rear portion of the frame and the pedometer occupies at least a portion of a front portion of the frame. The pedometer dispenser is bounded between the dispenser door and the pedometer. The pedometer preferably also includes a latch connected to the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Michael Kaneko
  • Patent number: 8936174
    Abstract: The plastic bag dispenser pipe is constructed of a wall bracket from which a pipe member is rigidly affixed. The pipe member extends laterally an undefined length, and is further characterized with a front opening that spans along the length. The pipe member includes distal openings, which enable a plurality of individually folded plastic bags to extend at both distal openings. Each individually folded plastic bag is individually removed from the plastic bag dispenser pipe as needed. The wall bracket includes mounting surfaces that enable the plastic bag dispenser pipe to be secured to a generally planar surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Inventor: Kurt R. Kramer
  • Publication number: 20150014344
    Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing a stack of napkins is of a gravity feed kind and includes a base upon which the dispenser is to stand and a dispensing opening at a bottom of a stack housing portion of the dispenser so that the napkins are fed to the dispensing opening along a slide member. The slide member defines a steep, planar upper surface for guiding the stack of napkins, and a less steep, curved lower sliding surface forming a turn in the slide toward the dispensing opening. The lower sliding surface is formed by a plurality of spaced runners separated by recesses. The stack is held by first and second compression members against a bottom part of the steep portion of the sliding surface to take the weight of the upper part of the stack from the part of the stack sliding on the lower curved surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: SCA HYGIENE PRODUCTS AB
    Inventors: John S. Formon, Rodney Wilson
  • Publication number: 20150001238
    Abstract: A tissue dispenser includes a tissue container having a plurality of walls forming a rectangular-shaped hollow interior space for holding clean tissues and a dispensing opening for removing the clean tissues from the interior space, and a plastic bag having an interior cavity separate from the interior space and an access opening for inserting soiled tissues into the interior cavity. The plastic bag is secured to the container and lays flat against an exterior surface of the container when the plastic bag is empty. At least a portion of the plastic bag is stretchable so that the plastic bag elastically expands when the soiled tissues are inserted into the plastic bag to hold and retain the soiled tissues within the plastic bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: Linda R. Franklin
  • Publication number: 20140374433
    Abstract: A dispenser including a rear housing member and a front housing member that are connected by way of a first hinge so that the front housing member is openable relative to the rear housing member in order to fill a space defined by the front housing member and the rear housing member with at least one stack of sheet products. The front housing member and the rear housing member also include components for forming a second hinge. The first hinge allows the front housing member to open from a first side of the rear housing member in a first rotational direction, and the second hinge, when formed, allows the front housing member to rotate in an opposite direction from an opposite side of the rear housing member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: SCA HYGIENE PRODUCTS AB
    Inventor: Rodney Wilson
  • Publication number: 20140374432
    Abstract: A refillable dispenser for pre-moistened wipes includes a flexible pouch. The pouch has a front wall, a back wall, and an interior space therebetween. A dispensing opening is formed in the front wall, and a movable cover can cover the dispensing opening. The dispenser includes a seam that can be opened to an open position and resealed to a closed position to connect the front wall to the back wall. The open position defines a refill opening. The front wall and the back wall are each formed from a flexible material having a bending resistance of between 21.0 milligrams of force and about 300 milligrams of force. In particular embodiments, the flexible material has a thickness of at least 5.0 mils.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Bechyne, Terri Lynn Meisel, Rebecca Catherine Mohr, Jennifer Laurel Nobui, Ryan Leslie Fulscher, Jonathan Adam Dien, Jennifer Lee Schiffman
  • Publication number: 20140367405
    Abstract: A wristband tissue dispenser comprises a wristband having a substantially C-shaped cross section, the wristband comprising a body smoothly and seamlessly connected to two flexible arms, a tissue cavity inside the body, and a face feature comprising at least two of an eye feature, a nose feature, and a mouth feature, at least one of said at least two comprising a tissue dispensing hole passing through to the tissue cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventor: Svetlana Gerasimova
  • 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20140326745
    Abstract: A product dispenser, such as for dispensing napkins, designed to be recessed in a countertop or wall, includes an elongated housing or chute for holding product, a faceplate assembly, and a collar for mounting the dispenser to the countertop or wall. The collar includes a locking arrangement for securing the collar in place without requiring any tools. The locking arrangement includes a thumb screw having a threaded shaft with a first end and a second end, a wing nut at the first end, and a flap at the second end. As the wing nut is rotated in a first direction, the flap is drawn upward until it engages a stop surface, such as the underside of the countertop or inside surface of a wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: San Jamar, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Young, Nicholas Stanford Blair, Jeffrey Alan Wierschke, Martin John Behling, II
  • Patent number: 8875943
    Abstract: A dispenser assembly 1 including a dispenser 2 for hygienic articles and a mounting bracket 16 for releasably attaching the dispenser 2 to a wall. The dispenser 2 includes a container 4 provided with a dispensing aperture 6 for the hygienic articles and a first side portion adapted to be positioned adjacent the mounting bracket 16. Further the dispenser assembly includes a connecting arrangement for connecting the dispenser 2 to the mounting bracket 16. The connecting arrangement includes a locking interconnection 28 for securely holding the first side portion of the container 4 against the mounting bracket 16 and a guiding interconnection 42 for initially positioning the dispenser 2 in relation to the mounting bracket 16 during mounting of the dispenser 2 to the mounting bracket 16.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventor: Giovanni Benedetti
  • Publication number: 20140319164
    Abstract: A napkin assembly including an open ended chute for storing a stack of napkins therein and an openable and closeable front member relative to the open end of the chute is disclosed. The chute is made of first to fourth sidewall members and a rear member that are separately injection molded pieces that include a clip structure to allow the pieces to be clipped together to form the chute. Opposed ones of the sidewall members are identical pieces allowing them to be interchanged with one another during manufacture while still allowing the sidewall members to clip together to form the chute. The front member includes a transparent window to allow a depth of the stack to be viewed from the outside to check a product low condition. The front member includes locking tabs to lock it in a closed position relative to the chute. The tabs may be flexed through openings in the chute from the outside into a lock release position. The chute includes blocking members to prevent over inward deflection of the locking tabs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: SCA HYGIENE PRODUCTS AB
    Inventors: Rodney WILSON, Leo GONZALES, Justin SIEBEL
  • Patent number: 8870022
    Abstract: A diaper and wipe dispensing system includes a housing with an upper compartment for accommodating stacked diapers and a lower compartment separated from the upper compartment, for accommodating baby wipes. A diaper slot in the housing facilitates access to diapers within the upper compartment, and a wipe slot in the housing allows access to wipes within the lower compartment. At least one access panel releasably secures with the housing, such that diapers and wipes are loaded into the housing via the at least one access panel. The housing may be formed by a wall plate and a cover that slidably mates with the cover via lock-and-key features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventor: Stacy Harfert
  • Publication number: 20140312048
    Abstract: The disclosure describes a disposable moist tissue dispenser applicable to dispensing of moist tissues. The invention includes a center roller, a pair of side panels, a housing, a moist tissue roll, an outlet, and a resealable cover. The side panels are separately attached at opposite ends of the center roller. The housing is disposed about the center roller and is attached to an outer edge along each side panel. The center roller, side panels, and housing form an interior space. The moist tissue roll resides within the interior space and includes a plurality of separable moist tissues. The moist tissue roll is disposed about and rotatable with respect to the center roller. The outlet is disposed along a portion of the housing for dispensing the separable moist tissues from the moist tissue dispenser. The resealable cover is disposed along the housing over the outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Ronen Cojocaru, John Philip Harding
  • Patent number: 8851326
    Abstract: The present invention provides a dispenser for folded sheets having an overfill prevention device, which effectively prevents the dispenser from being overfilled with folded sheet material. The result of the present invention is that a maintainer of the dispenser will have a difficult time overfilling the dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Francis Tramontina, Jonathan Green, Wolfgang Heich
  • Publication number: 20140263387
    Abstract: Center-pull napkin dispensers and methods of supplying napkins for the same are disclosed. A center-pull napkin dispenser may comprise a body for supporting at least one roll of perforated paper napkins and a nozzle comprising a nozzle opening configured for dispensing napkins therethrough. The nozzle opening defines a nozzle cross-sectional area (AN) and the roll of paper napkins defines a cross-sectional material mass (X). The nozzle cross-sectional area divided by the cross-sectional material mass and multiplied by a constant C=10,000, is about (AN/X)*C?0.85. A method of supplying napkins for a center-pull napkin dispenser may comprise the steps of providing a center-pull napkin dispenser comprising a nozzle opening that defines a nozzle cross-sectional area (AN); providing a roll of paper napkins such that the nozzle cross-sectional area divided by the napkin cross-sectional material mass (X) multiplied by the constant, is about (AN/X)*C?0.85. An objective wrinkle index is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: GEORGIA-PACIFIC CONSUMER PRODUCTS LP
    Inventor: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products
  • Patent number: 8813998
    Abstract: A dispenser for sanitary tissue products is provided. The dispenser comprises a housing defining a cavity configured to receive sanitary tissue products therein and an opening defined in the housing. The sanitary tissue products within the cavity are configured to be dispensed through the opening. The opening is defined by a first portion having a first width, a second portion having a second width, and a third portion having a third width. The third portion extends between the first portion and the second portion. The first width and the second width are both larger than the third width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Emma Lynn Sartini, Kyoko Mignot, Michael Sean Farrell, Nicholas August Vitucci
  • Publication number: 20140217112
    Abstract: A cover, carriage, or faceplate for a napkin dispenser is provided. The cover, faceplate or carriage defines one or more pick zones that facilitate manual extraction of different numbers of multiple napkins from the dispenser during each dispensing event. Preferably, the cover, carriage or faceplate cooperates with a container configured to receive a stack of napkins and is maintained adjacent an end or edge of the stack. More preferably, the cover, faceplate or carriage is configured to cooperate with containers having various shapes and/or configured for countertop, hanging, or in-counter implementation of the container to allow retrofitting of currently available single quantity dispensing napkin dispensers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: San Jamar, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Young, Brian Albrecht, Todd J. Muderlak, Kenneth J. Muderlak
  • Publication number: 20140209624
    Abstract: A dispenser and a stack combination. The stack is a stack of interfolded webs wherein the lines of weakness of one web are offset from the lines of weakness of another web in a longitudinal direction, and the stack including at least two webs, the webs including: a first web (1) divided into individual hygiene products by means of lines of weakness (12); and a second web (2) divided into individual hygiene products by means of lines of weakness (22); the first web and the second web being interfolded with one another so as to form a nested configuration, wherein the first web and the second web are joined, at a joint, to one another at a leading portion (4) and/or at a trailing portion (4?) of the web.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2011
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventor: Björn Larsson
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140175110
    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: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventor: Christopher M. Bechyne
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8690008
    Abstract: A device for dispensing a sheet from a stack of sheets is disclosed. The device includes a holder for receiving a refill container including the stack of sheets. The holder includes a holder base wall and opposed holder side walls extending up from the holder base wall. The refill container includes a container base wall and opposed first and second container side walls extending up from the container base wall. A first flap extends inward from an end of the first container side wall, and a second flap extends inward from an end of the second container side wall. The first flap and the second flap are dimensioned to define a longitudinal dispensing slot of the container. At least one of the first flap and the second flap of the container can flex upward when a sheet is dispensed from the device. In one form, the sheets comprise a thin sponge material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Simon M. Conway, Michael M. Sawalski, Benjamin J. Paprocki, Scott Padiak
  • Patent number: 8684226
    Abstract: A glove dispensing assembly includes a stack of interfolded gloves. In particular, the gloves are folded in an S-like arrangement including a first fold and a second fold. The finger portion of a leading glove is folded in between a cuff portion and an intermediate portion of a subsequent glove. The manner in which the gloves are folded allows for the gloves to be dispensed in a perpendicular direction or a lateral direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventor: Khoa T. Lien
  • Patent number: 8684228
    Abstract: The present invention provides for a mobile and self-contained sanitizing wipe dispensing system that dispenses discreet sheets of sanitizing wipes for hand or surface sanitization. The system is configured to facilitate the consistent dispensing of individual wipes, preferably from a roll of perforated but attached wipes, such that each wipe is separated at the point of perforation and the leading edge of the following sheet for easy access of each successive wipe. Means are provided to dispense wipes from a wall that is incorporated into the system, a plurality of walls forming an enclosure. The enclosure functions as a storage device for its own wipe refills and provides an integrated receptacle for used wipes. One embodiment comprises walls that are like-configured for ease in production and assembly and for reducing the cost of production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Handago, LLC
    Inventor: Kimberly A Parker
  • Publication number: 20140076918
    Abstract: A method for improving the wetness gradient of a plurality of packages containing stacks of wet wipes, and the associated container, are disclosed. The method may include the steps of providing a plurality of packages of wet wipes, disposing the primary packages in the interior space of a container bearing an indicium that is easily legible when the container is upside-down, inverting the container and thereby the packages to the upside-down orientation, and shipping the container in the upside-down position. The associated product may be the container bearing the indicium and containing the packages of wet wipes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY
    Inventors: Kerri Crain Hailey, Jeffrey Steven White, Luca Minutillo, Luke Anthony Snider
  • Publication number: 20140061219
    Abstract: A dispensing system including a main body having a closed end and a dispensing slot through the main body. A hollow center support extends from the closed end such that a receiving chamber is defined between the center support and the main body. A cover member is configured to selectively engage the main body between an opened position wherein the receiving chamber is accessible and a closed position wherein the receiving chamber is substantially sealed, wherein in the closed position, a continuous passageway extends through the cover member, the center support and the end wall. A roll of individual flushable moist towelettes interconnected to one another at perforations and rolled about a central axis and defining a central through passage are positioned within the receiving chamber with the center support extending through the central through passage and a first of the towelettes extending at least partially through the dispensing slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventors: Paul Noble, Rosemarie Donato
  • Patent number: 8657153
    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, a mechanism for singlating individual wipes, and means for preventing moisture loss from the sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Inventors: Donald Hatter, Lawrence Lambelet
  • Patent number: 8646653
    Abstract: A dispensing assembly for dispensing articles such as disposable gloves. The assembly includes a container having a plurality of panels. The panels define a chamber and a dispensing region on the container. The assembly also includes a removable section in the dispensing region. The removable section has a first portion outlining a first orifice and at least a second portion outlining a second orifice that subtends the first portion. The dispensing assembly also includes a first component to remove only the first portion of the removable section and at least a second component to simultaneously remove both the first portion and at least the second portion of the removable section such that removal of the first component forms the first orifice and removal of the second component forms a second orifice into the chamber that incorporates the first orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Khoa T. Lien, Kosol Petrach
  • Publication number: 20140027464
    Abstract: A paper-pulling structure of a cleaning paper roll is provided and includes the cleaning paper roll and a container. The cleaning paper roll is a cylindrical structure provided therein with a cylindrical hollow core and formed by winding around the cylindrical hollow core a cleaning paper which is long and continuous. The container shuts in and contains the cleaning paper roll. The container includes a tearable perforation disposed on the container and corresponding in position to an outer side of an end of the cylindrical hollow core. As soon as the tearable perforation is torn apart by a user to form a tearable opening, an end of the cleaning paper below the outer side of the cylindrical hollow core can be pulled out by the user to protrude from the tearable opening and be exposed. Hence, the user can operate the cleaning paper roll by giving a center pull thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventor: YEN-JU HUANG
  • Publication number: 20140021215
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for dispensing sheets of material (e.g. tissues, wipes, towels, etc.) from a container or other suitable receptacle for storing the sheets of material for dispensing therefrom. The dispenser systems are integrated with storage and/or organizer, which are configured to be above, below, behind, or in front of a dispenser without affecting the dispensing function of the system. The dispensers can be used in a vertical position, capable of dispensing a sheet in a downward or upward direction when mounted on a wall, for example, or in a horizontal position, capable of dispensing a sheet sideways and/or popup direction. One of the advantages of these dispensers is that it allows a prior art flat top tissue box for use in a vertical position, i.e., standing up on its end, thereby taking even less horizontal space than the cubic tissue box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: NAPABE, LLC.
    Inventor: Paul Bui Vinh Tran
  • Publication number: 20140001196
    Abstract: A dispensing container includes a plurality of sheets of products stored within a housing. The container includes a dispensing orifice having a length that extends along a longitudinal axis from a first end to a second end. In particular embodiments, the dispensing orifice has a maximum width disposed not less than 20% and not more than 49% of the distance from the first end to the second end, a midpoint width disposed halfway between the first end and the second end, the midpoint width being less than the maximum width, and a third width disposed 80% of the distance from the first end to the second end, the third width being no greater than 80% of the maximum width. In particular embodiments, the dispensing orifice is symmetrical about a longitudinal axis but asymmetrical about a transverse axis. In particular embodiments, the dispensing orifice has an ovoid shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventors: Lisa L. Bushman, Paul W. Christoffel, Lawrence J. Romano, III, Zachary J. Lee