With Housing For Work Supply Patents (Class 225/39)
  • Patent number: 10149579
    Abstract: A sheet product dispenser for dispensing sheet product from a roll of sheet product having a sealed tail is provided. The sheet product dispenser includes a roll interface configured to engage and at least partially support the roll of sheet product, the roll interface including a separating member configured to engage and unseal the sealed tail; a feed roller assembly configured to dispense sheet product from the roll of sheet product, the feed roller assembly including a feed roller configured to engage and at least partially support the roll of sheet product; and a controller operable to initiate driving of the feed roller and rotation of the roll of sheet product such that the sealed tail is unsealed by engaging the separating member. A related method of automatically loading a roll of sheet product having a sealed tail in a sheet product dispenser also is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: GPCP IP Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Ryan Anthony Goltz, Mark Edwin Peters, Alan Joseph Johnson, Justin Matthew Oliphant, Paul James Ruthven
  • Patent number: 10071574
    Abstract: A printer comprises a housing which is composed of a box-shaped main body section with an opening on one surface thereof and a cover for opening and closing the opening of the main body section and forming a paper discharge port between the cover and the main body section at the time the cover is located at a position to close the opening; a storage section houses a roll paper; a printing section carries out printing on the paper; a cutter which has a cutting edge used to cut the paper; a support section which supports the cutter in a manner of freely moving between a use position at the time of cutting the paper by the cutting edge and a non-use position close to an edge of the paper discharge port with respect to the use position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Satoshi Kitahara
  • Patent number: 10046476
    Abstract: A riving knife mounting assembly rigidly and accurately positions the riving knife relative to the cutting blade by way of a simple and intuitive mechanism. Interaction between a clamping plate and a locking plate engage opposite sides of the riving knife to hold the riving knife in place, and provides a sensible indication that the two components are properly mated. A cam lever assembly allows loosening or tightening the clamping plate and locking plate together about the riving knife by simply rotation of the lever. A spring assembly maintains pressure on the riving knife even in the loosened position to maintain proper positioning of the components. The clamping plate is part of a mounting bracket that is mounted to a motor arm movable with the drive assembly, and includes adjustment screws for adjusting the orientation of the riving knife relative to the cutting blade in multiple degrees of freedom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignees: Robert Bosch Tool Corporation, Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Andrew Frolov
  • Patent number: 9010601
    Abstract: A tape dispenser includes a hollow body and a blade unit. The body has a frame, a blade seat and an opening. A reception portion is formed between the body and the frame so as to accommodate the tape. The opening communicates with inside of the body and the blade unit is located in the blade seat. The blade unit has a blade for cutting the tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventor: Chen-Hsiung Chen
  • Patent number: 8967440
    Abstract: A wrapping film dispenser has a generally cylindrical container that defines a cavity for accommodating a wrapping film roll, and further defines a slot extending along its length for extracting a sheet of wrapping film through the slot. A gripping pad member is rigidly attached at a first lengthwise edge of the slot. A locking element is rigidly attached proximal to a second lengthwise edge of the slot. The locking element extends towards the gripping pad member, presses the extracted wrapping film sheet against the gripping pad member, and restricts movement and prevents roll back of the extracted wrapping film sheet. A cutting frame is rigidly attached proximal to the first lengthwise edge of the slot above the gripping pad member, and has a protruding element located at a predetermined location on the cutting frame for cutting the wrapping film sheet extracted out through the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventor: James Chang
  • Patent number: 8960514
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dispenser for supplying a disposable paper product of a roll type such as a toilet paper, a hand towel and etc. The dispenser has a main body casing which accommodates the paper product and has a rotating shaft supporting the paper product to be rotatable and a discharging part for discharging the paper product, and a wet type cutting unit which is located at the discharging part to provide liquid to a part of the paper product that is to be cut. Liquid is provided to an area of the paper product to be cut, so that the paper product can be easily cut with a relatively small force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: Yong-jun Lee
  • Patent number: 8919233
    Abstract: The present invention provides a dispenser for dispensing pre-cut sheets from a roll or a web material to a user in need of the web material. The dispenser contains a product identification sensor in communication with a control circuit. This product identification sensor detects and identifies information about the roll of the web material placed in the holder and relays this information to the control circuit. The control circuit adjusts dispensing parameters for the actuator roller in dispensing a sheet of the web material from the dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Paul Lewis, Paul Francis Tramontina
  • Publication number: 20140263526
    Abstract: A vertical packaging wrap cutter includes a movable base installed with a first castor set to move it. A load unit and a cutting unit are vertically fixed on the movable base. By means of the first castor set, a user can easily move the cutter if necessary. And with the load unit and the cutting unit vertically fixed on the movable base, the size of the movable base can be shrunk, further convenient for a user to move the cutter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Hsiu-Man YU CHEN
  • Patent number: 8794291
    Abstract: The invention is based on the aim of providing a novel office tool, and a corresponding method, wherein various application advantages of known office tools are combined. The invention provides an adhesive tape stamp 1 that is configured to implement a course of movement, wherein an adhesive tape section having a defined length is pressed onto an object in a stamping device, having a separating device 12, which is configured and/or disposed in order to separate an adhesive tape end as the adhesive tape section 23 from a continuous adhesive tape 19 at a separation point 22, and having a stamping device 11, wherein the stamping device 11 is configured and/or disposed to press the adhesive tape end and/or the adhesive tape section 23 onto the object in the stamping direction 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Boehler GmbH
    Inventors: Christoph Boehler, Dieter Lessig
  • Patent number: 8720763
    Abstract: A tape dispenser includes a housing having an outer surface and is configured to contain a roll of adhesive tape. Coupled to the outer surface of the housing includes features of an animal including at least one animal leg coupled to the housing and extending outwardly from the outer surface of the housing. The at least one animal leg moves relative to and along the outer surface of the housing upon adhesive tape being dispensed from the roll of adhesive tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas P. Kuehn, Stacy L. Abel, Vân Hong Tran Monnier
  • Patent number: 8657170
    Abstract: The invention is an apparatus that dispenses false eyelashes. The apparatus uses tape attached to the false eyelashes spun about a cylinder that the eyelashes spin off to a point at the front of the apparatus where the false eyelashes separate from the tape and the tape then rolls on to a second cylinder. In one embodiment, the apparatus's casing may be separated and the cylinders removed so new ones can be added to replace the old.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Inventor: Lynda Martinez
  • Patent number: 8596031
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wrap dispensing station and a method for wrapping food products for storage. A selected size roll of material used to wrap food products is mounted in a housing. The leading edge of the roll of material is fed through a slot in the housing. At least one roll of labels is staged in a storage area in the housing. The leading edge of the labels is fed through a label feeding system. At least one writing implement is preferably staged in the storage area in the housing. The leading edge of the roll of material is pulled to a selected length to be used to wrap a food product. A cutting apparatus is used to cut the selected length of material. The food product is wrapped with the selected length of material. A label is removed from the roll of labels, marked with the staged writing implement and placed on the wrapped food product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: San Jamar, Inc.
    Inventors: Jayson Pearl, Tom Wozny, Paul A. Omdoll, Norm Faiola
  • Publication number: 20130299545
    Abstract: A wrapping film dispenser has a generally cylindrical container that defines a cavity for accommodating a wrapping film roll, and further defines a slot extending along its length for extracting a sheet of wrapping film through the slot. A gripping pad member is rigidly attached at a first lengthwise edge of the slot. A locking element is rigidly attached proximal to a second lengthwise edge of the slot. The locking element extends towards the gripping pad member, presses the extracted wrapping film sheet against the gripping pad member, and restricts movement and prevents roll back of the extracted wrapping film sheet. A cutting frame is rigidly attached proximal to the first lengthwise edge of the slot above the gripping pad member, and has a protruding element located at a predetermined location on the cutting frame for cutting the wrapping film sheet extracted out through the slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventor: James Chang
  • Patent number: 8528801
    Abstract: Provided is a film storage box, more particularly, a wrap film storage box in which a grip member for lifting the edge portion of a film is lifted in advance, the lift is maintained for a long period, and the grip member is highly durable against damage. The film storage box (or the wrap film storage box) is characterized in that the grip member is formed over the entire width of the front plate of the film storage box and is lifted in a curved shape by using a repulsive force generated by adhering an edge fold strip provided at the upper end edge of the front plate to the rear surface of the front plate, and durability is imparted by employing portions of the fold lines of the both side faces of the front plate as the both side portions of the grip member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corporation
    Inventors: Kousei Tanaka, Kaori Yamada
  • Patent number: 8474504
    Abstract: A tape dispenser is provided with a roller adjacent its cutter and tape retaining tabs adjacent the roller. The tabs a close to the roller and hold the end of the tape adjacent the roller facilitating application of the tape to a substrate. The dispenser is also provided with feet at its rear end allowing the dispenser to rest on its rear end with the end of the tape remote from the supporting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Shurtech Brands, LLC
    Inventor: Brian A. Vulpitta
  • Patent number: 8474651
    Abstract: A towelette dispenser is provided with an integrally molded lid. The lid has a central aperture for allowing access to a roll of towelettes maintained within a tub receiving the lid therein. The separation bar bridges the aperture, and provides a rip fence in the form of a fingered thimble that is angled with respect to the lid as a whole. The thimble is offset near one edge of the annular opening so that a user may access the back side thereof to thread an edge of the leading towelette through the thimble without having to remove the lid from the tub. A well is provided in the smaller portion of the aperture and a cap for the lid is provided with a stuffer tab to urge the leading edge of the next towelette into the well when the cap is closed. Barrier caps are also provided to seal the interior of the tub during shipment and storage before the first use of the towelette dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Nelson E. Simkins
  • Patent number: 8469072
    Abstract: A tape dispenser with paper cutting tool is disclosed. The tape dispenser with paper cutter includes a blade and paper guide tine integrally formed with a tape dispenser housing. Additional capabilities can be added such as a ribbon curler and a glue stick. The tool can be used for multiple purposes when wrapping gifts, craft projects, or performing other office or home tasks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Inventor: Orlando Baca
  • Patent number: 8430288
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus may permit the storage of flexible sheet materials in a space-efficient manner and may provide a continuous point-of-use dispensing capability of such sheet materials at such stored location. Serially joined sheet materials may be separated from one another at sheet materials separation zones utilizing interference tabs having yieldable configurations, intra-planar configurations, trans-axial configurations, movement resistive configurations, and projective configurations. Such interference tab configurations may permit the simplified design and construction of a sheet materials dispensation apparatus, and multiple flexible sheet materials may be serially joined for use with such configurations. A substantially rigid enclosure for storing such serially joined sheet materials and incorporating an interference tab having one or more of such configurations may be dimensioned to dispense sheet materials from within an open-ended receptacle, for example a refuse container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Lazy Daniel, LLC
    Inventor: Daniel J. Barella
  • Patent number: 8408265
    Abstract: A tape dispenser of the present invention includes an integrally-formed main body. The main body has a rack and two semi-crusts. The semi-crusts are pivotably connected to the rack, so that the semi-crusts can be closed for a tape roll to be received therein. Or, the semi-crusts can be opened for placing or replacing the tape roll. The rack has a front plate and a top plate. The front plate, the top plate, and the semi-crusts are rectangularly arranged. Thus, structure strength of the tape dispenser is increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Inventor: Chi-Tsai Chang
  • Patent number: 8393509
    Abstract: An adapter for a support enclosure bin for a roll of thermoplastic bags is described. The bin has a half round cylindrical wall, first and second vertical side walls attached to a supporting rim. The rim has spaced apertures for mounting the bin to a surface that has an opening that permits passage of outer surfaces of the walls but not the rim. The side walls have integral channels that provide support for a rod for a wide roll of bags. The adapter includes first and second bag dispensers for vertically folded coreless roll mounted bags. Each of the dispensers has first and second side panels that are attached together with a connecting link that aligns the front edges and bottom edges of the dispensers. First and second axles are mounted adjacent the outer side panels of the dispensers with positioning wheels that engage the integral channels of the bin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Inventor: Tan Greg
  • Patent number: 8389091
    Abstract: A wrapping film container, including: an elongated container body for housing therein a rolled self-tacky wrapping film, an opening provided to the container body along a longitudinal direction of the container body for pulling out a portion of the wrapping film therethrough, cutting means for cutting the pulled-out portion of the wrapping film and a film-holding section provided on a front face of the container body for preventing re-winding to an inside of the container, wherein the film-holding section comprises a laminate structure including a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer, a substrate layer, an adhesive layer and a self-tacky film layer, disposed sequentially from the container body side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Kureha Corporation
    Inventors: Michihiro Sato, Yoshikazu Amano
  • Publication number: 20120305617
    Abstract: A tape dispenser includes a housing having an outer surface and is configured to contain a roll of adhesive tape. Coupled to the outer surface of the housing includes features of an animal including at least one animal leg coupled to the housing and extending outwardly from the outer surface of the housing. The at least one animal leg moves relative to and along the outer surface of the housing upon adhesive tape being dispensed from the roll of adhesive tape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: TARGET BRANDS, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas P. Kuehn, Stacy L. Abel, Vân Hong Tran Monnier
  • Patent number: 8272549
    Abstract: An offset, double-sided tape dispenser. The dispenser mounts two independent rolls of single surface adhesive tape on a common spindle. One of the rolls is inverted resulting in one roll wound clockwise and the other roll wound counter clockwise. The tapes are simultaneously drawn from the two rolls through a guide, across a roller and then a cutter. The clockwise wound roll tape has its adhesive surface facing upward as the tape crosses the roller. The counter clockwise wound roll tape has its adhesive surface facing downward as the tape crosses the roller. The clockwise wound roll tape is positioned beneath the counter clockwise wound tape as the tape passes through the guide. This results in the counter clockwise tape being joined to the clockwise tape as both tapes pass over the roller. The resulting double sided adhesive tape is then formed into desired lengths by the cutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Inventor: Steven M. Corkren
  • Patent number: 8251270
    Abstract: A plastic bag dispenser with side panels and guide bar includes: a) a base frame with a back and bottom section with open front adapted to hold a plastic bag roll; b) a swing arm and core rod adapted to receive a plastic bag roll for rotation and to move downwardly as the plastic bag roll is depleted; c) a first and second set of opposing side panels located on the base frame for stabilizing the movement of the plastic bag roll; d) an elongated open guide bar having a top and sides located on the open fronted bottom section for movement of bags from the plastic bag roll; and, e) a rip tongue located on the open fronted bottom section with an upward taper adapted to catch and separate a passing bag when pulled forward through the guide bar and over the rip tongue. Mounting mechanisms for the present invention are also detailed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Inteplast Group, Ltd.
    Inventor: Ben Tseng
  • Publication number: 20120193388
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cigarette paper dispenser comprising a substantially cylindrical body (1) with a coaxial cylindrical cavity, having a longitudinal slit (11) that extends along the generatrix the entire length of the body (1), allowing the passage of paper unrolled from the roll. The cylindrical body (1) is closed at the bases thereof by means of two caps (3) and (4). The aforementioned slit (41) is closed by a lid (2) articulated longitudinally with the periphery of the body (1) and having a semi-circumferential configuration with a profiled free edge (21) forming a sharp, cutting or serrated edge that is positioned adjacent to one end of the roll of paper, the desired length of which is extracted axially and cut from the roll.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: 3 D-MITA, S.L.
    Inventors: Félix Martin Machota, Félix Martin Jimenez
  • Patent number: 8220684
    Abstract: Apparatus for dispensing paper toweling from a roll of paper toweling includes structure including a fixed cutter blade and a toweling support tray at the toweling exit opening which makes it difficult to “milk” toweling from the dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Dispensing Dynamics International
    Inventors: Joel P. Keily, Niko Anthony Cvjetkovic, Charles Parkin Davis
  • Publication number: 20120138654
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dispenser for supplying a disposable paper product of a roll type such as a toilet paper, a hand towel and etc. The dispenser comprises a main body casing which accommodates the paper product and has a rotating shaft supporting the paper product to be rotatable and a discharging part for discharging the paper product, and a wet type cutting unit which is located at the discharging part to provide liquid to a part of the paper product that is to be cut. According to the present invention, liquid is provided to an area of the paper product to be cut, so that the paper product can be easily cut with a relatively small force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2010
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Inventor: Yong-jun Lee
  • Publication number: 20120132686
    Abstract: Devices and methods for cutting sheet material using at least one wall of a general purpose storage container. The devices having a mounting portion which is removably attachable to the wall of the general purpose storage container and a cutting portion for severing selected pieces of sheet material stored in the general purpose storage container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Inventors: Henry Mathew Elash, Sandra Corinne Elash
  • Publication number: 20120074193
    Abstract: A dispenser for roll materials includes a cabinet for storing and dispensing an individual sheet from a roll of sheet material stored one or more compartments. A front cover is disposed over the front of the cabinet. A cutting blade is disposed on the front cover which has a dispensing opening therethrough with a cutter blade adjacent to the dispensing opening. The cutter blade may be secured to the interior surface of the front cover covered by a blade guard that is pivotally secured over the cutter blade to protect user accessing material in a dispensing path. Alternatively the cutter blade can be disposed for operating in a slotted track to which the cutting blade is attached providing access to the free end of the roll material after each cut.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Inventor: SOTIRIA EFTHIMIADIS
  • Publication number: 20120032565
    Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing tissue paper. The dispenser includes a housing defining a volume for receiving both a center-feed tissue paper roll and a tissue paper stack, a first dispensing opening situated in the housing for dispensing tissue paper from a center-feed tissue paper roll, and a second dispensing opening situated in the housing for dispensing tissue paper sheets from a tissue paper stack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2009
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Applicant: SCA HYGIENE PRODUCTS AB
    Inventors: Cecilia Stööp, Björn Larsson
  • Patent number: 8104657
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus may permit the storage of flexible sheet materials in a space-efficient manner and may provide a continuous point-of-use dispensing capability of such sheet materials at such stored location. Serially joined sheet materials may be separated from one another at sheet materials separation zones utilizing interference tabs having yieldable configurations, intra-planar configurations, trans-axial configurations, movement resistive configurations, and projective configurations. Such interference tab configurations may permit the simplified design and construction of a sheet materials dispensation apparatus, and multiple flexible sheet materials may be serially joined for use with such configurations. A substantially rigid enclosure for storing such serially joined sheet materials and incorporating an interference tab having one or more of such configurations may be dimensioned to dispense sheet materials from within an open-ended receptacle, for example a refuse container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Lazy Daniel, LLC
    Inventor: Daniel J. Barella
  • Publication number: 20120012633
    Abstract: A thermoplastic food wrap film including a plurality of parallel ribs formed therein. To produce the film, a thermoplastic web may be directed between opposing first and second rollers having ridges. The formation of the ribs may increase the width of the web. The film may be formed into a roll and inserted into a box having a cutting strip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Inventors: Kyle R. Wilcoxen, Jason R. Maxwell, Robert T. Dorsey
  • Patent number: 8091750
    Abstract: A tape dispenser for a tape roll comprises a main seat, a rotation member, a dragging member, a cutting edge, a contact member and a supporting member. The main seat has a front member and two side members, the two side members thereof are structured with a Concave-shaped hollow space. The rotation member is connected to one side member of the main seat and move toward to the other side member of the main seat. The dragging member is mounted between the tops of the two side members of the main seat. The cutting edge locates transversally at the top of the front member of the main seat. The supporting member is located below the dragging member. A clearance space is formed between the dragging member and the supporting member. The aforementioned Concave-shaped hollow space makes users with their fingers to access the free end of the tape roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Far East University
    Inventor: Yu-Gang Chen
  • Publication number: 20110315151
    Abstract: The present invention is devices and methods for quick and easy management of pain caused by orthodontic appliances. These dispensing devices and methods allow the user to quickly and easily obtain a desired size of a strip or segment applied to the orthodontic appliance to shield the user's mouth so that the strips or segments are immediately ready for use and take the mess and guesswork out of preparing and applying the pain management material to the sites needed. The invention consists of wax, polymer or other biocompatible flexible material formed into either strips or individual pieces. These strips or individual pieces are applied to the orthodontic appliance to shield the user's mouth from painful contact with components of an orthodontic appliance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Inventor: Kristin Annette Schabert
  • Patent number: 7980286
    Abstract: Herein is disclosed a device and method for attaching a tab to an elongate length of double-sided adhesive tape, the tab protruding beyond a terminal end of the elongate length of tape and being attached to both surfaces of the adhesive tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Joseph T. Bartusiak, James F. Pitzen
  • Publication number: 20110114689
    Abstract: A parallelepiped tape cutter includes a cover comprising a top, two sides, a bottom flange, a blade at an open end of one side, a latching element on the other side, a concave member on an inner surface of the latching element, and a limit member on an inner surface of the other side adjacent to one end of the concave member; a support comprising a recessed rail on either side of a raised bottom, a bent first wall, a bent second wall separate from the first wall, a latch projecting out of one end of the second wall toward the first wall, the latch having a laterally protruded latching end proximate to one end of the first wall, a slit at the other end of the first wall, and an opening defined between the second wall and the slit; and a tape roll in the support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Inventor: Yu Chin Liu
  • Publication number: 20110057010
    Abstract: A tape dispenser comprises a housing (2), a tape feeder (3) for feeding tape (4), and at least a first and a second tape guiding surface for guiding the tape (4) from the tape feeder (3) in a taping direction. The tape guiding surfaces (6, 7) are separated from each other in the taping direction and located at the external side of the housing (2). The first and second tape guiding surfaces (6, 7) are oriented such that a common tangent plane touches the first tape guiding surface (6) in a first section (8) and the second tape guiding surface (7) in a second section (9). A portion of the second tape guiding surface (7) at a side of the second section (9) located remote from the first tape guiding surface (6) is angled with respect, to the tangent plane towards the housing (2), and the tape feeder (3) is disposed at the side of the first section located (8) remote from the second tape guiding surface (7).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2008
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Applicant: CECC Beheer B.V.
    Inventor: Coert Jonker
  • Patent number: 7850257
    Abstract: A lottery ticket dispenser which may include a housing having a bottom support structure, a pair of side walls extending upwardly from the bottom support structure, and a front wall hinged adjacent its bottom edge to the bottom support structure at a first side so as to swing outwardly and downwardly. The lottery ticket dispenser may also include a transparent cover hinged to the bottom support structure that includes a space shaped to contain a plurality of arrays of tickets in strips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Inventors: Brian J. Roberts, David B. Petch
  • Publication number: 20100213230
    Abstract: To provide a film dispenser case which allows a cutting member to be easily, safely, and completely separated from a box, and a case with the film. A film dispenser case 10 comprises a box body 12, a rectangular lid board, a cover lid piece and a cutting member. The box body 12 can contain a film winding body 1 which is formed of film 2 being wound. The box body 12 has a rectangular bottom board 14, a front board 16, a rear board 18 and two side boards 20. The box body 12 opens one face 26. The lid board 30 has a hinge side 60 and a folded side 62 opposed to the hinge side. The lid board 30 connects to the rear board on the hinge side to be rotatable about the hinge side, and covers the face opened. The cover lid piece 32 connects to the lid board on the folded side. The cover lid piece is formed into a substantially rectangular shape by the folded side, a front end edge side 64 opposed to the folded side, and two lateral sides 66. The cutting member 50 is for cutting the film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2008
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Inventors: Asako Saakl, Mitsuru Yanagisawa, Tadashi Umetsu
  • Publication number: 20100181359
    Abstract: Provided is a film storage box, more particularly, a wrap film storage box in which a grip member for lifting the edge portion of a film is lifted in advance, the lift is maintained for a long period, and the grip member is highly durable against damage. The film storage box (or the wrap film storage box) is characterized in that the grip member is formed over the entire width of the front plate of the film storage box and is lifted in a curved shape by using a repulsive force generated by adhering an edge fold strip provided at the upper end edge of the front plate to the rear surface of the front plate, and durability is imparted by employing portions of the fold lines of the both side faces of the front plate as the both side portions of the grip member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2008
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Applicant: ASAHI KASEI HOME PRODUCTS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kousei Tanaka, Kaori Yamada
  • Publication number: 20100089010
    Abstract: A plastic or nylon wrap gripper to pull the wrap off its roll in such a way that the lose ends of wrap material will not fold back on itself and stick to itself. Hand held gripping device made to grip the plastic wrap by a hand and wrist movement and thereby pull the wrap off its roll.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2006
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Inventors: Guy Dodelson, Uzi Ezra Havosha
  • Publication number: 20100072243
    Abstract: A new and useful gift wrap material container and method of dispensing gift wrap material from the container in selected lengths is provided. The gift wrap material container and method of the present invention are designed to provide an inexpensive way to store and protect gift wrap material (particularly gift wrap material) until the gift wrap material is needed again. In addition, the container and method of the invention provides a means of dispensing and cutting the gift wrap material in an efficient and economical way.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2008
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Applicant: Wrap Saver, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Jennifer Pelton, James Beregi
  • Patent number: 7624664
    Abstract: A powered dispenser for dispensing individual sheet segments from a continuous roll of sheet material provided with spaced tear lines comprises a powered feed mechanism, a releasable, powered drive mechanism, a powered transfer mechanism, a pair of web sensing sensors, a capacitive sensing system providing automatic sensitivity adjustment, and control circuitry. A dual power supply system provides a mechanical lock-out functionality, and the control system is protected from electrostatic build-up on the surface of the feed roller. The web sensor, and an antenna plate of the capacitive sensing system, are provided on respective printed circuit boards mounted in overlying relation. Utilizing signals received from the pair of web sensors and the capacitive sensing system, the control circuitry senses the presence of a user to activate the powered drive mechanism, and prevents further dispensing of the sheet material until a previously dispensed segment is separated from the roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Andrew R. Morris, Michael A. Susi
  • Publication number: 20080223893
    Abstract: The present invention provides a pill splitter. The pill splitter includes a main body with a top housing and a bottom housing having a blade mounted thereto. The top housing has a slot defined therein for receipt of the blade. The top housing moves relative to the bottom housing between a protected position and a cutting position. In the protected position, the top housing resides in front of the blade to prevent a user from contacting the blade. In one embodiment, a retainer moves between the blade mount and the bottom surface of the pill seat to prevent movement thereof. In the cutting position, the blade is routed through the slot in the top housing thereby exposing a cutting edge thereof for cutting a pill. The retainer clears from between the blade mount and the bottom source of the pill seat to allow movement thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2008
    Publication date: September 18, 2008
    Applicant: ITEM SOURCE LLC
    Inventors: AIDAN PETRIE, Kevin Browning
  • Patent number: 7424843
    Abstract: A wrapping paper storage device and dispenser supports a sheet of wrapping paper between the top wall of the dispenser and a flap member. This support continues throughout the cutting operation, so that curling, wrinkling or edge deformation of the wrapping paper is prevented. The flap member is provided with a flap slot in a hard polymeric sheet. An upper surface of the top wall of the dispenser is comprised of a hard flat polymeric sheet. The cutter traverses the flap slot when contacting the hard flat polymeric sheet, thereby severing the fully supported wrapping paper in a reliable, efficient manner. The cutter may be a separate cutting implement, such as a razor blade or knife. It may alternatively comprise an integral, spring loaded, slidable cutter that rides in the flap slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2008
    Inventor: Samuel L. Guillory
  • Publication number: 20080135595
    Abstract: A toilet paper case to prevent contamination includes a case and a cover. The case comprises a housing having an outlet. A block and a shaft spaced from each other are provided at the outlet. The case is provided with a pair of fixtures at opposite sides of the housing. The cover is pivotally connected to the case to cover the housing, and comprises a serrated edge in relation to the outlet. The toilet paper passing through the block and shaft can be torn off with the serrated edge, and the remaining toilet paper will be blocked by the block and the shaft from retracting into the case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2006
    Publication date: June 12, 2008
    Inventor: Shih-Kuo Chang
  • Patent number: 7383868
    Abstract: A tape dispenser includes base plate, a handle, a tape reel and a cutting assembly. The cutting assembly includes a base, a cutter with a blade at an end, a shield, a shield base and a wiper plate. The shield is moved between a first position, in which the shield covers the blade of the cutter to protect users from hurt by the cutter, and a second position, in which the shield exposes the blade of the cutter to cut a tape off. The wiper plate has an elastic member with an end urging the shield toward the first position. No independent spring is included to reduce a number of elements and a cost of manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Inventor: Harrison Huang
  • Publication number: 20080087701
    Abstract: An adhesive tape dispenser with releasing sheets has a base, a blade assembly and a releasing sheet assembly. The base has a tape holder and an upper surface. The tape holder is formed on and protrudes up from the base and holds a roll of adhesive tape. The blade assembly is mounted on the upper surface and has a blade. The releasing sheet assembly is mounted on the upper surface between the tape holder and the blade assembly and has a housing, at least one spring and multiple releasing sheets. The spring is mounted in the housing. The releasing sheets are mounted in the housing. When pulling the adhesive tape, a user can hold the releasing sheet so the user's fingers do not touch adhesive on the adhesive tape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2006
    Publication date: April 17, 2008
    Inventor: Allen F.C. Hsieh
  • Patent number: 7341170
    Abstract: A powered dispenser for dispensing individual sheet segments from a continuous roll of sheet material provided with spaced tear lines comprises a powered feed mechanism, a releasable, powered drive mechanism, a powered transfer mechanism, a pair of web sensing sensors, a capacitive sensing system providing automatic sensitivity adjustment, and control circuitry. A dual power supply system provides a mechanical lock-out functionality, and the control system is protected from electrostatic build-up on the surface of the feed roller. The web sensor, and an antenna plate of the capacitive sensing system, are provided on respective printed circuit boards mounted in overlying relation. Utilizing signals received from the pair of web sensors and the capacitive sensing system, the control circuitry senses the presence of a user to activate the powered drive mechanism, and prevents further dispensing of the sheet material until a previously dispensed segment is separated from the roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2008
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Operations LLC
    Inventor: Bruce T. Boone
  • Patent number: 7255254
    Abstract: A self-contained dispenser apparatus configured to dispense a continuous feed of plastic bag material wound in a coreless roll thereof. The dispenser apparatus includes a base portion defining an opening into a receiving bay thereof. A cover assembly is removably mountable to the base portion, and includes an end cover portion positioned over the opening to enclose the coreless roll therein. A dispensing slot extends through the end cover that enables one end of plastic bag material to continuously feed therethrough. The cover assembly further includes a cutting assembly positioned proximate the dispensing slot to enable severing of the plastic bag material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Assignee: Pan Pacific Plastics Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: Hin Siang Michael Tan