Including Means To Select Or Adjust Feed-out Length Patents (Class 225/11)
  • Patent number: 11634268
    Abstract: A device for dispensing active ingredient-containing or active ingredient-carrying strips, including a housing in which a coil chamber for receiving an active ingredient-containing or active ingredient-carrying band is arranged, in which a gear transmission with a driven roller for conveying the band is mounted, and in which a separating device for separating the strips from the band is arranged. A method for dispensing active ingredient-containing or active ingredient carrying strips using such a device is also disclosed. An active ingredient-containing or active ingredient-carrying band is arranged between the driven roller and the pressure roller. A shift clutch transmission having a manually actuatable trigger element is arranged upstream of the gear transmission. The driven roller can be driven in incremental strips by the shift clutch transmission. A device and method is disclosed for dispensing active ingredient-containing or active ingredient-carrying strips with a largely equal dosage are developed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Inventors: Marc Blomenkemper, Michael Linn, Ronald Hackbarth, Markus Bee
  • Publication number: 20110233254
    Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing wiping material includes a housing for holding at least one roll containing a continuous web of wiping material. The dispenser includes a feeding element for controlling the dispensing of the web, wherein the feeding element includes at least a drive roller, a pressure roller and a cutting device. The web is arranged to be fed from a first roll and into the feeding element, and an actuating mechanism operatively connected to the drive roller, wherein the actuating mechanism is actuated by a user applying a force to the actuating mechanism to dispense a predetermined length of wiping material. The actuating mechanism and the drive roller are connected by a lever, wherein the lever is in driving contact with the drive roller and is releasably connected to the actuating mechanism, and that the actuating mechanism and the lever are arranged to disconnect if the actuating mechanism is subjected to a force exceeding a predetermined value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Inventors: Mats Lundqvist, Per Mmoller, Stig Pommer
  • Publication number: 20100314429
    Abstract: Dispensing towels includes, using a motor assembly configured to cause a leading edge of the toweling to be extended from a housing of the dispenser and to cause the toweling to be subsequently retracted back into the housing, (a) the step of extending the toweling exterior of the housing for grasping by a user; and (b) subsequent thereto, the steps of (1) retracting the toweling into the housing the motor assembly; (2) sensing a leading edge of the toweling, using a sensor, while retracting the toweling; and (3) ceasing retracting of the toweling into the housing the motor assembly as a function of sensing the leading edge of the toweling using the sensor. The toweling is advanced by the motor assembly such that a line of perforations in the toweling, along which the user tears the toweling, is located downstream of the sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Inventors: William B. Troutman, William B. Troutman, II, Ian D. Kovacevich, Thomas James Philpott, Christopher Hoy, Lawrence Ober
  • Patent number: 7795584
    Abstract: An automatic electrically powered dispenser for dispensing a product stored in the dispenser includes an active IR sensor system for detecting a user. The IR sensor system includes at least one IR emitter and at least one IR receiver. The IR sensing system is arranged to scan for the presence of a possible user at a certain scanning rate. A sensor control system supplies the active IR emitter(s) with a first current which is constant during one or more single scans and is altered to a different, second current for further scanning. The first and second currents are determined on the basis of a signal strength of the average received IR which is received by the IR receiver(s) during a number of previous single scans. In a simplified system, the average value of the most recently received IR values may be compared to a standard value set in the control system to alter the current supplied to the IR emitter(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventors: Kin Lun Mok, King Lun Mok, Hong Ng
  • Publication number: 20100116862
    Abstract: A manual unrolling device for unrolling and tearing off a rolled up foil or paper web includes (a) a housing in which a winding body can be placed and having at least one web outlet opening; (b) at least one lid cover connected to the housing via a hinge; and at least one cutting element for separating a web section. The cutting element is arranged on a lower side of the lid cover that is directed toward the web outlet opening. A redirecting bar, and at least two pull-off bars across which the web is guided, are arranged parallel to each other at the web outlet opening. Upper edges of at least one pull-off bar are provided with a friction-enhancing coating, and the pull-off bars have a gap between them into which the cutting element dips when the lid cover is closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Applicant: EMSA GmbH
  • Patent number: 7540225
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a double-faced adhesive tape dispenser which does not only include automatic drawing means and cutting means to enhance the convenience of users but also includes guide means to increase the efficiency in using a double-faced adhesive tape. The tape dispenser of the present invention includes a case body having a receptor to receive an adhesive tape therein; a cover; a connecting means; a locking means; a drawing means including a trigger protruded through an opening of the case body, and a pair of drums in contact with a bottom surface of the adhesive tape to draw out the adhesive tape; a cutting means including an operating button, a lever and a cutter to cut the adhesive tape; and a guide means to guide withdrawal of the adhesive tape in the case body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Inventor: Sang Chul Lee
  • Patent number: 7380693
    Abstract: A desktop tape dispenser is disclosed. The desktop tape dispenser of the present invention comprises a main body portion, an adjustment portion, a stopping portion and a return portion. A rotation shaft is disposed in the lower middle part of the main body portion. The adjustment portion may be used to set the tape output length. The stopping portion is fitted in the main body portion and has a wheel piece, which extends out of the main body portion and is positioned at a level higher than that of the rotation shaft. A cutter is provided on the front part of the main body portion. A user may set the tape output length with the control piece of the adjustment portion. The desktop tape dispenser of the present invention is easy to use and can reduce the waste of the tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Inventor: Pei-Lin Huang
  • Patent number: 7069972
    Abstract: An electrically powered tape dispenser device has a housing with a base and a top cover that opens to allow placement and removal of a tape roll supply within a tape well. Operation of a push button control actuates a motor and a pinch roller assembly to drivingly engage and pull a tape segment of select length from the roll supply for dispensing through an open mouth of the housing. The dispensed tape segment is separated from a remainder of the supply by a cutting blade fixed to the housing at the mouth. The tape segment length is preset by pushing a “count up” button to increase length or a “count down” button to decrease length. Another embodiment provides the additional function of dispensing adhesive-backed labels or stamps (e.g. postage stamps) from a roll. A lever is provided to move the pinch roller assembly into engagement with a backing strip that is pulled from the stamp roll, causing one or more stamps to be separated from the backing strip and dispensed through a stamp chute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2006
    Inventor: Chuck Edelstein
  • Patent number: 6895848
    Abstract: A device (1) for extracting one or more paper strip portions (3?) from a paper strip rotatably arranged around an axle, preferably rolled around a bobbin, while utilizing an edge surface serving as a tearing edge or a scissor device, belonging to a lid part (6). Adjacent the edge surface (5) and located within or below the lid part (6) is arranged a rotatable counter roller (8), adapted to press against the paper strip (3) with part of its peripheral surface. The counter roller is rotatable by a powered feed roller (7) so that the rotation will extract a paper strip portion (3?) past the edge surface. The counter roller (8) is made to press against the paper strip by a spring force. A frontal lid part (6) carries the counter roller (8) and has an edge surface or cutting edge (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2005
    Inventor: Karl Gunnar Svensson
  • Publication number: 20040182904
    Abstract: A method of opening an ampoule and an ampoule opening device are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2004
    Publication date: September 23, 2004
    Inventor: Lisa Starr
  • Patent number: 6553884
    Abstract: An adhesive tape dispenser for dispensing and cutting a length of an adhesive tape. The adhesive tape dispenser comprises an adhesive tape cutting device. The adhesive tape cutting device comprises a) a resting surface to which a tacky side of said adhesive tape can be adhered while the adhesive tape is being cut, b) two lateral webs extending in the same direction from both edges of the resting surface to serve as guides for the adhesive tape, and c) a cutting blade having a blade edge and positioned on an inner side of one or both lateral webs in such a way that the blade edge is inclined at an angle which is oblique relative to the resting surface. The lateral webs have a height from the resting surface which is the same or is higher than each cutting blade. The adhesive tape dispenser is useful to dispense and cut adhesive tapes comprising a backing of biaxially oriented or highly stretched film, such as polyolefin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2003
    Assignee: tesa AG
    Inventors: Bernd Lühmann, Ralf Schliephacke, Jörn Leiber, Andreas Reklau, Hans Hazes, Hansjürgen Linde, Uwe Neumann, Peter Kubasch
  • Patent number: 6386415
    Abstract: An adhesive tape feeding apparatus includes a base, an adjustment unit, and a push unit. A tape roll is disposed rotatably on a rear end portion of the base. When a motor is activated, a free end portion of the tape roll is fed from a front end portion of the base by means of a feeding roller set. The free end portion of the tape roll can be forced to press against a blade under tension, which is fixed on the base, so as to be cut by the blade, thereby moving a push unit to press a follower arm of the adjustment unit against a microswitch. Then, the microswitch activates the motor to rotate a cam wheel in such a manner that the cam wheel presses the follower arm against the microswitch. The cam wheel has an outer periphery which is shaped so as to release the follower arm automatically from the cam wheel and the push unit after the cam wheel rotates by a predetermined angle, thereby feeding a predetermined length of the tape roll, which can be changed by adjusting the adjustment unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2002
    Assignee: Polymicro System Inc.
    Inventor: Jeff Tsai
  • Publication number: 20020003157
    Abstract: A machine for cutting and folding sheets of aluminum foil dispensed from a roll. The machine comprises means for mounting a roll of aluminum foil so that aluminum foil can be advanced through the machine. Two adjacent rollers can be electrically driven to advance aluminum foil by frictional force from the roll. The machine further comprises a knife mechanism for cutting off a sheet of aluminum foil after it has passed between the rollers and means for folding an edge of a cut sheet produced by the knife mechanism. A control unit for controlling the knife mechanism ensures that the aluminum foil is cut only during predetermined intervals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2001
    Publication date: January 10, 2002
    Inventor: Grant Muir
  • Patent number: 6176409
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an adhesive tape dispenser which includes a gun-shaped case body having a detachable cover, a drawing portion for drawing an adhesive tape from the case body, and having a trigger handle protruded outwardly from one side of the case body and a pair of drums rotating with the trigger handle, and a cutting portion for cutting the adhesive tape which is drawn by the drawing portion from the dispenser, and having a handling member mounted on a gunbarrel portion of the case body, a lever interlocking with the handling member and a cutter mounted at a front end of the lever, so that an user may draw the adhesive tape as long as necessary by pulling the trigger handle without pulling it with hand, an adhesive strength of the adhesive tape is kept in good state, and an adhesion state of the adhesive tape is clean, since the adhesive tape is cut clean by a cutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2001
    Inventor: Sang-chul Lee
  • Patent number: 6089401
    Abstract: A braking arrangement for dispensers of continuous material particulary paper dispensers includes a first gearwheel arranged for rotation about a first axis, and second gearwheel arranged for rotation about a second axis. The second gearwheel is arranged for displacement relative to the first gearwheel such that the second axis remains parallel to the first axis. In addition, the second gearwheel is biased towards the first gearwheel to partially intermesh therewith such that a variable gap is defined between the first and second gearwheel for passage of a continuous material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2000
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Paper AB
    Inventor: Allan Sal.ang.ker
  • Patent number: 5904283
    Abstract: A note paper sheet dispenser adapted to supply a user with a note paper sheet whose dimensions are determined by the user. The dispenser includes a rectangular base above whose rear end is mounted for rotation a strip paper roll in which the underside of the paper strip is coated with a longitudinal band of low-tack pressure-sensitive adhesive. Mounted above the base is an endless conveyer belt which runs between a motor-driven roller adjacent the paper roll and an idler roller adjacent the front end of the base. When the motor is energized, the belt then draws paper strip from the roll along the belt to a length depending on the time period during which the motor is energized. A tear-off blade above the belt and adjacent the roll permits the length of paper strip lying in the belt to be torn off to provide a note paper sheet of the desired length that can be written on and then temporarily adhered to a document or other object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1999
    Inventor: Maurice S. Kanbar
  • Patent number: 5452832
    Abstract: An automatic dispenser for paper towels shaped in strips of an appropriate length severable from a continuous feed roll, outputs a portion of paper of an appropriate length cutting it with a stationary blade. The blade is located in a less accessible area of the apparatus for user safety reasons. Dispensing is usually controlled by a photoelectric cell or proximity detector, which actuates an ON-OFF switch for supplying power to a motor during a time period predetermined by a timer, thereby causing rotation of a dragging roller adapted to cause a certain extent of unrolling of the feed roll. In case of saturation of the photoelectric cell caused by improperly keeping it intercepted, an electronic switch disables the photo cell and enables an emergency push-button while also lighting a signal lamp to advise of a change in the operating condition, which requires a push of an emergency button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 26, 1995
    Assignee: QTS S.r.l.
    Inventor: Gianandrea Niada
  • Patent number: 5048737
    Abstract: In a motor-driven tape cutter including a cavity formed longitudinally on the upper side of a cutter body, a reel provided at one end of the cavity for supporting a ring-like roll of adhesive tape, a feed roller provided at the other end of the cavity for peeling and reeling out the leading end of the adhesive tape over a predetermined length, a backing roller and a presser roller adapted to grip the unreeled tape portion from opposite sides for straightening warping of the tape, a cutter blade for cutting the unreeled tape portion, a motor for driving the feed roller and the backing roller, a switch for actuating the motor, and a switch operating member which closes the switch in response to a tape cutting operation thereby reeling out a predetermined length of the ensuing tape portion, a cutter blade holder pivotally mounted on the front side of the cutter body to cover a fore end portion of the body cavity and at least part of the feed, backing and presser rollers and mounting the cutter blade and presser
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 17, 1991
    Assignee: Elm Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Norio Sueda, Yoshihiko Chino
  • Patent number: 4944441
    Abstract: An improvement for a tape dispensing apparatus equipped with a device for cutting tape into discrete segments. A straight-edged blade vertically disposed and secured within a U-shaped support provides enhanced cutting abilities while protecting the operator from injurious contact with the blade cutting edges. The support is also adapted to allow easy removal of the blade after extended use without allowing excessive adhesive build-up on the cutting edge from adhering to the assembly. The blade is firmly maintained within the support via a spring tab which furnishes stability to the cutting assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 31, 1990
    Inventor: John W. Gana
  • Patent number: 4834309
    Abstract: The dispenser has a housing in which are rotatably journalled a photographic sheet materials supply shaft, and a pair of nipping rollers. A motor drives one of the rollers through a drive train, and such driven roller drives the other. A leader of sheet material from said shaft, fed to said nipping rollers, is drivenly payed-out from the shaft, and between the rollers, when the motor is turned on. Further, a handwheel journalled in a control box mounted to the housing turns an indicia-graduated dial to an indicated length of sheet material sought to be payed out. A motor switch, in cooperation with control box and housing circuitry, powers the motor to pay-out the dialed length of sheet material, and a further switch which monitors the rotation of the dial turns the motor off when the dialed length of material has been payed-out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 30, 1989
    Inventor: Gary E. Raymond
  • Patent number: 4807789
    Abstract: A tape dispensing apparatus equipped with improved means for cutting tape into discrete segments. A straight-edged blade vertically disposed and secured within a U-shaped support provides enhanced cutting abilities while protecting the operator from injurious contact with the blade cutting edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1986
    Date of Patent: February 28, 1989
    Inventor: John W. Gana
  • Patent number: 4666099
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to an apparatus for dispensing sheet material such as paper towels. The dispensing apparatus when activated dispenses sheet material for a predetermined time which results in a predetermined length of sheet material being dispensed. The dispensing apparatus is actuated in response to the proximity of a portion of a hand of a user to the dispensing apparatus without the hand of a user contacting the apparatus. The dispensing apparatus dispenses sheet material from a roll of material by means of an electrical motor operating for a predetermined time to advance a predetermined length of the sheet material. The motor for advancing a predetermined length of the sheet material can be battery powered. The housing of the dispensing apparatus has a modular frame having a first compartment for the means for advancing the sheet material and a second compartment for the means for activating the advancing means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1987
    Assignee: Scott Paper Company
    Inventors: Louis S. Hoffman, William Bohmer, Ralph J. DeVito, Brian R. Langille, Richard D. Watkins, Charles B. Sanders, Martha E. Kerch, Marc Shanko
  • Patent number: 4569467
    Abstract: A lazy-susan type roll table supports, in a vertical position, a roll of place mats interconnected into a continuous web (i.e. each mat is attached to its adjacent mat by perforations and all are rolled up on a core to form the roll of material). A web feed roller, also disposed for rotation about a vertical axis, is spaced from the roll table and cooperates with a pinch roller to grip therebetween the web of place mats and to feed the place mats along a path. An end panel positioning plate receives the end place mat, as the web is being fed, and carries an infra-red sensor which responds to the presence of the perforations between the mats to terminate drive of the web feed roller. A web tension drive extends up through the core of the roll of place mats and mounts a soft rubber drive wheel which when driven urges the web roll in a direction opposite to that imparted to the web by the web feed roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 1984
    Date of Patent: February 11, 1986
    Inventor: Bernard Kaminstein
  • Patent number: 4347950
    Abstract: A packing machine is disclosed in which an apparatus for automatically stopping a pair of intermittently operated pinching rollers for transferring a strip-like plastics bag material is provided. The apparatus is a kind of emergency stop and is arranged to be automatically operated in case the bag material loaded in the machine has been broken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1980
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1982
    Assignee: Taiyo Shokai Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masami Onishi
  • Patent number: 3949918
    Abstract: A machine for dispensing thick plastic film has two cradle rollers which carry a heavy roll of thick plastic film, two nipper rolls which draw film from the roll of plastic film, a timer regulated motor which drives the nipper rolls to dispense a pre-selected length of film and a knife to cut the film. The use of the knife reactivates the machanism to dispense a second given length of film and the process is infinitely repeated. The heavy plastic film dispensed is used to cover the sharp jagged edges of bones of primal or subprimal cuts of meat prior to the cuts being placed in plastic bags or wrapped in plastic film. The heavy plastic film protects the plastic bag or wrapping film from puncture by the jagged edges of the bones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1974
    Date of Patent: April 13, 1976
    Assignee: Borden, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerold Julius Golner, Russell Brown Strout