With Means To Move Work Toward Or Into Severing Position Patents (Class 225/23)
  • Patent number: 9408506
    Abstract: A dispensing unit and a dispenser are provided. The dispenser is adapted for the use with continuous web material. The dispensing unit includes a first roller arranged to rotate about a first axis and a second roller arranged to rotate about a second axis. A web path is provided through the dispensing unit and a portion of the web path consists of a web passage defined between the first roller and the second roller. A drive mechanism engages with at least one of the first roller and the second roller for feeding web material through the web passage. The drive mechanism comprises a feeding ring rotatably suspended in the dispensing unit. The feeding ring extends around the web path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Inventors: Erik Hjort, Matti Karonen, Marcus Kullman, Stig Pommer, Sylvia Jonsson
  • Publication number: 20150028078
    Abstract: A tablet division feeder includes a moving unit to move a tablet T, a fixing blade located in a movement path of the tablet T, and a support plate extending from the fixing blade such that divided tablets T2 on the fixing blade are transferred and kept onto the support plate. The fixing blade divides the tablet T into upper and lower divided tablets as the tablet T is moved in such a manner that the lower divided tablet T1 is discharged and the upper divided tablet T2 is transferred from the fixing blade to the support plate by the moving unit and kept on the support plate. The upper divided tablet T2 is discharged from the support plate as the upper divided tablet T2 is further moved by the moving unit in such a manner that the upper divided tablet T2 is discharged from the moving unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Shoji YUYAMA, Naoki KOIKE, Mitsuhiro MITANI, Masao FUKADA
  • Patent number: 8678065
    Abstract: A carrier tape feeder is provided. The carrier tape feeder includes a unit for loading a carrier tape, a picking-up unit where chips are picked up, and a driving unit. The pick-up unit includes a knife portion, a folding-guiding portion, and an inversion-guiding portion. The knife portion separates a cover tape from a base tape in a first adhesive portion. The folding-guiding portion is spaced from one lateral side of the knife portion to induce folding of the cover tape separated by the knife portion in the lengthwise direction in a state in which the cover tape is partially attached to the base tape in a second adhesive portion. The inversion-guiding portion extends in an oblique direction from the knife portion and the folding-guiding portion toward the outside of the carrier tape to induce inversion of the upper and lower surfaces of the cover tape folded in the folding-guiding portion so as to be superimposed on the base tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: STS Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young Soo Hwang, Yong Sung Kim, Su Hong Park, Hee Jong Kim
  • Patent number: 8584918
    Abstract: A fracturing apparatus is provided. The fracturing apparatus includes a first board portion, a pressing element, a first suction device, a second board portion, a second suction device, and a cylinder. The first suction device is secured to the first board portion. The second board portion is rotatably connected to the first board portion. The second suction device is secured to the second board portion. The pressing element is secured to the first board portion and disposed between the first board portion and the second board portion. The cylinder is located on the first board portion and includes a piston rod rotatably connected to the second board portion. When the piston rod extends, the second board portion is pressed by the piston rod and swiveled about the first board portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Ritek Corporation
    Inventors: Chih-Chieh Su, Sheng-Hong Tsai, Tyng-Bin Huang
  • Publication number: 20130206807
    Abstract: A lacing tape dispenser having an upright spindle, an upright guide and a cutting blade, all mounted on an upper surface of a weighted base. The upright guide directs lacing tape from a spool mounted on the upright spindle. The cutting blade is pivotally mounted in a blade housing and is biased into a position such that the cutting edge is contained within the housing. A receiving notch accepts the lacing tape pulled through the upright guide. The cutting blade is biased such that the force of pulling the lacing tape through the receiving notch pivots the cutting blade so as to expose the cutting edge through the receiving notch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Inventors: Mark Lee, Jeff Siebert
  • Patent number: 8353424
    Abstract: A component feeder capable of enhancing productivity is provided by that the component feeder includes a tape feeding device intermittently feeding a component housing tape constituted of a carrier tape having component housing parts formed with predetermined interval to contain respective electronic components, and a cover tape covering the component housing parts to prevent the components from jumping out from the component housing parts while the component housing tape wound on a housing tape reel is sequentially fed to a component extracting position, and an electronic component exposing device exposing the electronic components in the component housing parts to be allowed to be extracted, wherein the tape feeding device is constituted of a first feeding device and a second feeding device, and the electronic component exposing device is provided between the first feeding device and the second feeding device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Hitachi High-Tech Instruments Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Ikeda, Yoshinao Usui, Kazuyoshi Oyama, Tsutomu Yanagida, Isao Takahira
  • Publication number: 20120193387
    Abstract: A rolled sheet dispenser (100) includes a first housing member (601) that is hingedly coupled to a second housing member (602). A pair of feed rollers (501,502) are disposed within the rolled sheet dispenser (100), with one of the feed rollers (501) disposed within the first housing member (601) and the other feed roller (502) disposed within the second housing member (602). A mounting stem (503), which is capable of accommodating both cored and coreless paper rolls of different widths, is disposed within one of the housings. When the first housing member (601) is pivoted to a closed position, the feed rollers (501,502) abut. When the first housing member (601) and the second housing member (602) are pivoted to an open position, the feed rollers (501,502) separate. Also, an end (608) of the mounting stem (503) becomes exposed and accessible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Inventors: Tamara Dick, Kenneth S. Chua, John Henry Kutsch, Vince R. Lackowski
  • Publication number: 20100213229
    Abstract: Apparatus for dividing medicinal tablets is disclosed. Apparatus according to the invention may include a plurality of tablet dividing members, a tablet retention mechanism adapted to hold one or more medicinal tablets, and a controller that causes the tablet retention mechanism to move relative to the tablet dividing members to divide the medicinal tablets into respective pluralities of tablet portions. Apparatus according to the invention may include a tablet retention mechanism adapted to hold a medicinal tablet and a controller that causes the tablet retention mechanism to move relative to the tablet dividing members to divide the medicinal tablet into at least three tablet portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Applicant: PRECISION MEDS
    Inventors: John Edward Thurston, Jason Alan Lilly
  • Patent number: 7536941
    Abstract: An automatic lens cutting machine (1) includes a body portion, a carrying device (10), a cutting device (20), a take out device (30), a power device and an electrical control portion. The take out device is mounted adjacent to the carrying device, and comprises a shelf (31) mounted on a base (40) of the body portion and a lens receiving device (34) disposed above the shelf. The lens receiving device has a plurality of rows of tubular rings. Each row has a plurality of rings. The rings receive unseparated lenses (90) on a semi-finished lens assembly (9) therein when the automatic lens cutting machine is in operation, and retain the separated lenses therein after the semi-finished lens assembly is subject to a cutting operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Assignee: Asia Optical Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Lee Jung Chou, Liu Zhong Liang
  • Patent number: 7275671
    Abstract: A pill splitter splits a pill in quarters along a major axis and a minor axis The pill splitter has a lower body, and an upper body, integrally affixed to the lower body. A rotating bed receptacle is rotatingly affixed in the pill splitter, and contains a bed substantially conforming to the pill shape. A membrane, disposed below the bed, contains a cruciate cutout into which are formed a major axis slit and a minor axis slit. A long, thin cutting blade is disposed below and in proximity to the bed receptacle. In use the, receptacle is rotated to a position so that the cutting blade is disposed beneath the one axis slit and beneath the corresponding axis of the pill. A blow struck to a plunger aligned with the blade by plunger slots and guides cuts the pill along the chosen axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2007
    Inventor: Carmen T Reitano
  • Patent number: 6802354
    Abstract: A hand-held device for applying correction tape on an application surface having at most only a supply spool for a stock of the correction tape. An applicator element, which can be a roller, applies the correction tape in its entirety on the application surface. No backing tape or the like is rewound back into the casing. Therefore, a second take-up spool can be omitted. In the vicinity of the application element a cut-off/separating element is provided for cutting off or separating the applied correction tape from the rest of the correction tape when lifting the device off an application surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Assignee: Societe BIC
    Inventor: Jeanne-Antide Bouveresse
  • Patent number: 6799412
    Abstract: A cottoner having a wadding section forming station, the station having: a carrier, a holder, and a feed mechanism mounted on a base in series. Moving means on the base reciprocate the a carrier toward and away from the feed mechanism. An operating controller on the base open and close the holder. The carrier has a gripper for gripping a length of wadding material to carry it from the holding means toward the feeding means when the carrier is moved toward the feed mechanism while the holder is open. The carrier releases the length of wadding material when moved away from the feed mechanism while the holder is closed to hold the length of wadding material. The cottoner includes an inserting station for inserting each section of wadding material formed at the wadding section forming station into a container. The cottoner also has a sensing station for sensing if the wadding material has been inserted, and inserted properly, into the container at the inserting station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2004
    Assignee: NJM/CLI Packaging Systems International
    Inventors: Luc Jalbert, Bruno Jalbert
  • Publication number: 20040144825
    Abstract: A household wrap dispenser which can be used for providing quick, convenient, safe, easy and controlled dispensing of household wraps. The wrap dispenser compromises: a transparent container for storing and allowing the free rotation of a roll of wrap; an integral rotation lid with compression arm and compression press surface for threading wrap, removing length of wrap for subsequent dispensing and cutting for present dispensing; a latch knob for securing rotation lid in the closed position and preventing rotation lid from opening unintentionally; a wrap guide and sleeve plate for controlling wrap transfer; a recessed cutting chamber and blade for the safe cutting of wrap; hinges and return springs for returning rotation lid and compression arm to original position after cutting, allowing for the next operation and access to remaining wrap end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2003
    Publication date: July 29, 2004
    Inventor: Anthony Peter Vandenberg
  • Publication number: 20040089127
    Abstract: Disclosed is a tape guide device for an automatic roll tape cutter, the tape guide device having a roll tape loaded therein for feeding out a required length of the roll tape and automatically cutting the fed out roll tape, the tape guide device comprising: a tape guiding portion disposed at the inside of in a main body of the tape cutter, and including a plurality of guide rolls which guide the roll tape with its upper and lower surfaces contacting with the rolls, each guide roll positioned at the lower portion of the tape guiding portion having uneven grooves formed on its outer circumferential surface at equal distances, guide rolls positioned at the upper portion of the tape guiding portion being respectively mounted in proximate close to the opposite guide rolls positioned at the lower portion of the tape guiding portion in at least an outlet and an inlet for the tape, and the plurality of guide rolls of the tape guiding portion having a gear ratio set in such a manner that the rotation speed of guide ro
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2003
    Publication date: May 13, 2004
    Inventor: Myon Ki Hong
  • Patent number: 6712113
    Abstract: Automatic device for dispensing and applying adhesive tape onto surfaces to be joined, using ordinary adhesive tape of the kind used in offices, schools, workshops, businesses and DIY, etc., includes a casing supporting a roll of adhesive tape and a cutting blade facing a tail of unwound adhesive tape, as well as a mobile application part controlled by the user, for the direct application under pressure of the adhesive tape onto the surfaces to be joined and that cooperate, during the application and cutting phase of the adhesive tape, with [[said]] the blade which is movable due to kinematic parts for the connection with the mobile application part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2004
    Inventor: Fenando Peggion
  • Patent number: 6705374
    Abstract: An adhesive-tape cutting device of an adhesive-tape holder has a position-limiting device provided between the vertical short side of a slide base and the push plate portion of a press plate. The position-limiting device is composed of two position-limiting holes bored on the vertical short side of the slide base and two insert studs fixed on the push plate portion of the press plate, and the two insert studs respectively received in the two position-limiting holes to prevent the slide base from sliding leftward or rightward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2004
    Inventor: Hsiu-Man Yu Chen
  • Patent number: 6619524
    Abstract: A device for dispensing tickets from a continuous strip of paper, the device comprising a mechanism for pinching the paper, a cutter blade extending substantially across the strip and having a cutting edge against which the strip bears, the cutting edge of the blade intersecting the plane of the strip of paper coming into contact with the blade before cutting starts, and a support element for supporting the strip between the pinch mechanism and the cutter blade. In the device, the support element also comprises a flap hinged about a fixed axis, the surface of the flap being of a shape such that after about half of the cut has been achieved, the zone of contact between the flap and the strip remaining to be cut moves away from the blade as cutting progresses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2003
    Assignee: Axiohm
    Inventor: Dominique Daret
  • Patent number: 6598773
    Abstract: A device for dispensing tickets from a continuous strip of paper (1), each ticket being constituted by an end segment of the strip suitable for being grasped by a recipient of the ticket and detached by applying traction to said end, the device comprising a mechanism for pinching the paper along a line (3) extending transversely across the strip (1), and downstream from this mechanism, a cutting blade (4) extending substantially transversely across the strip, with the strip bearing against the cutting edge (5) of the blade when the above-mentioned traction is applied, wherein the cutting edge (5) of the blade is formed by a straight-line segment that intersects the plane of the strip of paper (1) in contact with the blade (4) prior to cutting and containing the pinch line (3), with the projection (7) of the blade onto said plane converging towards the pinch line (3) from the point (6) where the paper first comes into contact with the blade (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2003
    Assignee: Axiohm
    Inventors: Dominique Daret, Frédéric Mazel, Richard Arrufat, Eric Thevenet
  • Patent number: 6491082
    Abstract: A safety for blade of tape dispenser includes a fixing seat provided above a tape roller of the tape dispenser. The fixing seat defines an inner space in which a blade of the tape dispenser is fixedly mounted and a shield plate is disposed above the blade. The shield plate includes two legs configured to have some degree of elasticity and connected at outmost ends to the fixing seat to normally project a front edge of the shield plate beyond a serrated front edge of the blade when the tape dispenser is not in use or is used to apply a length of tape on a surface. When the tape dispenser is used to cut the length of applied tape, the two elastic legs allow the shield plate to slide backward under a tension of the tape to expose the blade for cutting the tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2002
    Inventor: Sheng Mei Fu
  • Patent number: 6451120
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for batch processing semiconductor lasers producing substantially contamination free laser bar end surfaces for optimal growth of end surface layers are provided. The method includes loading a laser cell comprising a plurality of laser bars and an empty cassette capable of holding a plurality of laser bars into a cleaving chamber and pumping the cleaving chamber down to a desired pressure. Next, a cleaving cycle is performed in which an end laser bar is cleaved off the laser cell. The laser bar is deposited in the cassette, while the laser cell is positioned for a subsequent operation. The cleaving cycle repeats until a plurality of laser bars are cleaved off the laser cell and loaded into the cassette. The cassette is then moved into a deposition chamber where a layer of material is deposited on at least one end surface of all of the laser bars in the cassette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2002
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin J. Hubbard, Mark McElhinney, Scott W. Priddy, Paul E. Colombo
  • 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
  • Patent number: 6360414
    Abstract: An apparatus for deflashing plastic blow molded articles is disclosed. The apparatus includes feed screw which engage one side of the container to move the container. A nesting wheel and a trim wheel are rotated in opposite directions to bring trim tools and nest tools together. The screw moves the container so that the nest tool engages the container and carries the container so that it is between the nest tool and trim tool as they intermesh. As a result, the container is nested, trimmed and released in one continuous motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2002
    Assignee: Uniloy Milacron Inc.
    Inventors: A. Dale Maddox, Fred A. Loesch
  • Publication number: 20010020632
    Abstract: A cap for a wet wipe dispensing container, comprising an upper wall (22) provider with a window (25), through which is extracted the continuous wipe strip and whose contour is extended, at last on one of the sides, by a narrow slot (26) for introducing and retaining the wipe strip, said upper wall (22) carrying, externally, a cutting blade (30) spaced away from the narrow slot (26), for cutting the transversal extension of the continuous wipe strip when it is pressed against said cutting blade by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2000
    Publication date: September 13, 2001
    Inventors: Alvaro Augusto Freitas De Oliveira, Waldir Borges Alves
  • Patent number: 6170726
    Abstract: A manual dispenser of material of indeterminate length, which is engaged on a rotating roller assembly, such that when the end of the material is pulled, the roller rotates with the material until reaching a stop, whereafter by slipping, additional material is advanced a length suitable to the user. The material is then forced to sever against a cutter, creating a useful material segment, and also releasing the roller assembly to rotate backwards, powered by a biasing spring. Upon return, the roller holds the remnant end of the material extended, readily accessible for grasping. An alternate embodiment comprises a movable cutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2001
    Inventor: Lars D. Jensen
  • Patent number: 6152344
    Abstract: A manual dispenser of material of indeterminate length, which is yieldably retained on a movable feeder, such that when the end of the material is pulled, the feeder moves until it reaches a stop, whereupon additional material is yielded from the feeder to a length suitable to the user. The material is then forced to sever against a cutter, creating a useful material segment, and also releasing the feeder to return to its initial position, powered by a biasing spring. Upon return, the feeder holds the remnant end of the material extended, readily accessible for grasping. An alternate embodiment comprises a movable cutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2000
    Inventor: Lars D. Jensen
  • Patent number: 5765739
    Abstract: A wall mounted dental floss dispenser is disclosed. The dispenser includes a mounting bracket supporting a housing. Within the housing is a vertically oriented plate having a recess for supporting a known replaceable pocket floss dispenser. Floss is guided downwardly to be engaged by a pair of nip rollers, one of which is manually rotated to advance the floss to an outlet opening in said housing adjacent a cutting blade. Use of the device enables the obtaining of a desired length of floss using only a single hand of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1998
    Inventor: Russell Yates, III
  • Patent number: 5322918
    Abstract: A disposable body towel includes a tie and apertures for retaining the towel around a bather. The disposable towel comprises a flexible substantially planar non-woven laminated sheet having top, bottom and side edges and includes a plurality of fibrous water absorbent cellulose plies. The sheet includes an outer ply and an inner ply, wherein the outer ply is water absorbent. The sheet possesses sufficient structural strength when wet to resist degradation in the presence of liquids and is sized to substantially cover a body. The inner and outer plies are bonded together by biodegradable resin at the side edges, thereby reinforcing said side edges for providing additional resistance to tearing. The sheet includes an adjustable tie attached to said top edge and apertures along said top edge for securing the towel about the body as said towel is positioned to substantially cover the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 21, 1994
    Inventor: Shirley J. Kirby
  • Patent number: 5240195
    Abstract: A beak or bill shaped projection on the front end of a tape dispenser cassette is defined by a spring tongue and a pair of rigid strips on the front wall of the cassette which engage in a tape feed mechanism having at least a feed wheel engaging between the strips when the cassette is inserted into a tape dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1993
    Assignee: Pelikan Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Willem Klaassen, Christoph Manusch
  • Patent number: 5181983
    Abstract: An adhesive tape cutting device rotatably supporting an adhesive tape roll, which is adapted to adhere an adhesive tape of a desired length on a surface of an object, and is capable of reliably and repeatedly delivering the next tip of the tape from the adhesive tape roll for the next adhesion operation. The device comprises a lever movably mounted on the base member; a pressing surface portion, which is formed on a bottom portion of the lever for pressing the upper surface of the adhesive tape at the time of adhering the tape; an arm member provided on a portion of the lever for temporarily fixing a delivered portion of the tape on a temporary fixing member mounted on the base member; and a blade mounted on the lever for cutting a free end portion of the tape. It is possible to perform operations of adhering and cutting by simply displacing the lever relative to a guiding edge formed on the bottom of the base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 26, 1993
    Assignee: Shinwa Denshi Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kikuo Sakai
  • Patent number: 4951886
    Abstract: A concrete crusher of the type comprising a rotatably mounted frame carrying both the crusher forming members and the shearing members, and wherein said shearing members are formed by at least one fixed arm and one of the arms of the crusher, the latter arm being articulated to said frame and adapted so as to give to the shears the maximum opening when it is in a maximum closed position of the crusher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 28, 1990
    Assignee: Societe Ameca
    Inventor: Michel Berto
  • Patent number: 4842361
    Abstract: A connection clamp for fiber optic light guides to receive and to hold a fiber optic light guide while forming a frontal surface in a defined position in the plane of an exit opening, with a guide housing that contains a cutting edge at some distance from the exit opening, and with a use housing that can be moved therein between a mounting position and a use position of the fiber optic light guide, and with a through recess for the fiber optic light guide. The box-shaped guide housing has a guide channel, which surrounds the use housing that is constructed as a cuboid sliding block with a through hole. The cutting edge lies in the side wall of the guide channel, which contains the exit opening. A longitudinal slot for the fiber optic light guide is provided in the side wall of the guide channel, which lies opposite to the exit opening. The use housing can be moved between the mounting position and the use position by means of an adjustment screw in the guide channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 27, 1989
    Assignee: F. Wieland Elektrische Industrie GmbH
    Inventor: Franz Schrauder
  • Patent number: 4838493
    Abstract: An attachment for the boom structure and hydraulic system of a hydraulic excavator, including a pair of relatively swingable jaws for crushing concrete slabs and the like, each of the jaws having a grid like jaw structure with elongate rigid plates extending outwardly from the pivot structure, there being a multiplicity of tapered tooth like projections on the grid structure of the jaws, the tooth like projections being of various lengths, at least one of the jaws being connected to the hydraulic system to open and close the jaws to apply pressure and fracture concrete structures being gripped and crushed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 13, 1989
    Inventor: Kenneth R. LaBounty
  • Patent number: 4832229
    Abstract: A dispenser is disclosed for dispensing strips which contain medicine and can be divided into individual sections as they are dispensed. The dispenser includes a housing having a storage space for strips and a discharge passageway through which strips are dispensed. A ramp interconnects the storage space and passageway. A feed wheel having a peripheral gear feeds strips along the ramp. The feed wheel is actuated by a member operable from outside the housing. The actuating member shifts a drive pawl which engages the peripheral gear on the feed wheel. A cap is secured over the dispensing end of the housing and is held in place by a snap connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 23, 1989
    Assignee: Bramlage Gesellschaft mit beschraenkter Haftung
    Inventors: Ludger Hackmann, Guenther Pohlmann, Viktor Seifert, Johannes Weid
  • Patent number: 4817840
    Abstract: A leader tape housing is provided with a compartment for mounting a reel with a leader tape thereon. A guide is provided for changing the path of the tape and the plane of the tape. A feeder device is provided in the housing which includes a first roller and a second roller forming a nip therebetween, the second roller being provided with a manually operable handle for driving it. The second roller includes a pair of diametrically opposed arc segments and a pair of diametrically opposed flats, such that the arc segments, when opposite the first wheel, form a nip with the wheels in contact therewith, and when the flats are opposite the first wheel, a gap is formed at the nip, allowing the tape to be pulled through without restraint. A cutting device is mounted on the cutting path on the outside of the housing for moving a knife against a die across the path of the tape, and means are provided for adjusting the angular plane of the knife. An adhesive tape dispenser is also mounted on the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 4, 1989
    Assignee: Leader Brac Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Atkins, Pierre Tardif
  • Patent number: 4202468
    Abstract: A ticket dispenser associated with a vending machine for vending goods or services of the type requiring the insertion of coins or tokens of a certain value in order to obtain the goods or services. The ticket dispenser provides for dispensing of a ticket by the machine in addition to the vending of the goods or services with the ticket being redeemable by the user of the machine for something of value in addition to the goods or services received. Ticket feeding pawls are employed for dispensing the tickets at a ticket delivery position, and the pawls are driven by coin operated actuating means of the machine so that the tickets are dispensed only upon insertion of sufficient coins or tokens. The pawls comprise a spring-loaded forward drive and locking pawl, and a spring-loaded retaining pawl. A ticket engaging baffle provides for simplified ticket removal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 1978
    Date of Patent: May 13, 1980
    Inventors: David R. Anderson, Frank Kostka, Frank J. Kostka
  • Patent number: 4042159
    Abstract: A dispenser for a toilet tissue roll for use with a toilet tissue roll holder wherein the roll is rotatably mounted on a bar forming a part of the holder, including a frame secured to the holder, a roller mounted to the frame over which the toilet tissue roll end is drawn, and a toilet tissue tear structure mounted to the frame and arranged below the top of the roller and formed by a body having an aperture therein for passing the toilet tissue end therethrough and further havng a blade-like edge adjacent the aperture through which the tissue exits, whereby when the roller means is manually rotated downwardly the end is urged over the roller means and through the aperture until the desired length of toilet tissue is passed through the body and thereafterwards the toilet tissue is manually gripped and urged upwardly to bring the toilet tissue into intimate abuttment with the blade-like edge to stress the tissue until separation thereof occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1975
    Date of Patent: August 16, 1977
    Assignee: Ben E. Lofstedt
    Inventor: Jane M. Tucky
  • Patent number: 4003509
    Abstract: In a preferred embodiment, a series of absorbent tear-off elongated sheets of paper imprinted to have opposite ends with simulated borders and having felted absorbent fibers extending from the printed surface along the length of the respective sheets with multicolored zones resembling quality textile cloth toweling, with the series of sheets rolled and mounted for cranking forwardly beneath a spring-biased roller to a position beneath a tear-blade, such that the disposable simulated bath towel sheets might be cranked to a tear-off position one at a time and torn-away for use as a conventional bath towel to be hung in a bath room or used as such, or as a beach towel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 1975
    Date of Patent: January 18, 1977
    Inventor: George L. Camarero