Including Special Support For Wound Supply Package Patents (Class 225/46)
  • Patent number: 9872589
    Abstract: The device for dispensing pre-cut rolled wiping material comprising a housing receiving a roll of wiping material, said housing comprising a back wall, and two lateral walls, said walls forming external walls of the housing, said housing receiving a flap hinged with respect to the housing, ensuring the guiding and the unwinding of the roll of material, and a cover hinged with respect to the housing, defining after closing a space between said flap and said cover to enable the strip of material to come out, said flap and said cover defining a space between them to ensure the guiding and the letting out of the strip of material and the separation of a format of material, said device being remarkable in that it has an external wall for supporting the roll of material having a profile comprising a horizontal central portion and, on either side, two raised front and back oblique portions enabling to receive, to center, and to hold in a stabilized way the roll of material, and in that the front oblique portion is,
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Inventor: Maurice Granger
  • Patent number: 9192268
    Abstract: A dispenser for paper, in particular absorbent paper, having a case in which at least two rolls of a paper web are housed. The case includes a base unit having at least a first housing and a second housing for holding respectively at least first and second rolls, and at least a first door and a second door installed on the base unit. The doors are designed, in the closed position, to respectively protect the first and second rolls and, in the open position, to provide access respectively to the first and second housings in order to reload them individually with rolls. The first and second doors have respectively a first and a second nozzle for dispensing the webs from the first and second rolls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Inventors: Yoann Denis, Nicolas Pommier, Julien Marietta-Tondin, Jean-Louis Jehl
  • 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: 8844783
    Abstract: A vertical core slot dispenser supports a roll of film bags wound on a hollow central core. An adapter for a bin provides mounting for at least one of the dispensers. An optional bracket has fixtures to connect lower portions of the platforms to a mounting system. A core pin has first and second ends, fits slidably within the central core and has at least one notch that extends across one of the ends. First and second guide slots are sized, shaped and located to fit slidably about the first and second ends of the core pin. At least one guide rail is located between outer edges of the guide slots. The rail is sized and shaped to slidably engage and retain the at least one notch in the core pin. At least one bag stream guide, pair of side constraints and snagging hook are attached to the bag dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventor: Daniel Brian Tan
  • Publication number: 20140284367
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides improved tape dispensers that include a case featuring a pair of opposing main plates each coupled to two circumferential wall plates. The main plates, and corresponding circumferential wall plates, are rotatable relative to one another to expose a support structure for a tape roll. A cutting blade may be provided on one of the circumferential wall plates and may include a substantially arc shaped support surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventors: Michitomo Kugimiya, Philipp H. Refior
  • Publication number: 20140166715
    Abstract: An angled core slot dispenser includes an inclined platform sized and shaped to fit beneath a roll of film bags wound on a hollow central core. A core pin has first and second ends, is sized and shaped to fit slidably within the central core and has at least one notch that extends across one of the ends. First and second guide slots are sized, shaped and located to fit slidably about the ends of the core pin. At least one guide rail is located between outer edges of at least one of the guide slots and is sized and shaped to slidably engage the at least one notch. A bag stream guide, side constraints and a snagging hook are attached to the bag dispenser. The dispenser may be attached to an adapter for a bin mounted to a vertical surface formerly used to hold a single wide bag roll.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventor: Daniel Brian Tan
  • Patent number: 8616408
    Abstract: A paper towel dispenser includes a housing for holding a stack of interfolded towels. The housing includes a front wall, a rear wall, two outer side walls, an upper wall and a support surface for the stack of towels, the stack of towels being located adjacent and parallel to at least the front wall. The front wall extends a predetermined distance below the support surface. A dispensing opening is located between the front wall and the support surface, and at least one guide element is arranged to support a leading panel of a first towel adjacent the front wall and a leading edge of the leading panel parallel to the lower edge of the front wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventors: Eva-Li Saarvali, Mikael Linden, Anders Aberg
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130140340
    Abstract: A low-material-indicating center pull dispenser for dispensing a web of material from a center pull roll. In embodiments, the dispenser includes a housing and a roll support platform which supports the center pull roll when loaded within the housing. The preferred roll support platform has an inward portion positioned to support a center pull roll inner region and a lower outward portion positioned to support the center pull roll outer region when the material forming the center pull roll inner region is depleted and the center pull roll drops onto the lower outward portion and changes position thereby providing a low-material indication. The change of center pull roll position may be viewed by center pull roll viewing structure such as at least one window, and/or a light transmissive housing or a housing portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Inventors: Kevin Roland Knapp, Alan J. Pierquet
  • Publication number: 20130126577
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a container-unroller of film, aluminium sheet or similar wrapped around a roll (5), comprising a tubular body (a), for the accommodation of a roll (5) to be contained, control means for one-way rotation of said roll (5), means for hot electric cut and means for tear cut.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Inventor: Patrizio De Rossi
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8156989
    Abstract: A compact handheld adhesive applicator is provided with a housing assembly and a cartridge assembly removably connected to the housing assembly. The cartridge assembly includes a primary spool for mounting an adhesive segment roll and a secondary spool for automatically winding a spent portion of the adhesive segment roll. A gear arrangement allows for numerous adhesive segments to be applied consecutively in a glide-type application or for a single adhesive segment to be accurately applied using a manual advance feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: RS Industrial, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott M. Allen, David J. Trettin
  • Patent number: 8083114
    Abstract: A tape dispenser of the type having a cutting blade mounted on the upper end of a cutting bar with a cutting bar face below and generally parallel to the blade and a blade guard slidably mounted on the cutting bar face for movement between blade-covering and blade-exposing positions. A spring tension element is positioned on the blade guard so that it tends to push a lower end of the blade guard away from the cutting bar face and to push an upper blade-covering end of the blade guard toward the cutting bar face when the blade guard is in the blade covering position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Stexley-Brake, LLC
    Inventors: Richard W. Steele, Wendy H. Steele
  • Patent number: 7992753
    Abstract: A bag dispenser includes an axle having a plurality of spaced-apart interior annular rings. A roll of bags are wound about the axle and a rod is insertable into the axle. When inserted into the axle, the rod engages at least one of the annular rings to connect the rod to the axle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: RPG Bags, LLC
    Inventor: Timothy Edwards
  • Publication number: 20110186612
    Abstract: A housing is disclosed for dispensing sheet material from a roll thereof contained within the housing. An elongate generally cylindrical box is openable to define a base and a lid. The box is provided with a slot extending longitudinally of the box, through which, when the box is closed, the sheet material may be manually pulled. One of the base and lid is provided with a toothed profile portion extending parallel to the slot for separating a length of sheet material from the remainder of the roll. The interior of the box is provided with respective supports for engaging opposite axial ends of a roll. At least one of the supports is selectively positionable along the length of the box interior at a plurality of mounting locations defined interiorly of at least one of the base and lid. Thus, one and the same box can accommodate a range of alternative rolls of sheet material of different widths of material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2011
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Inventor: Jimenez Joseph
  • Patent number: 7922034
    Abstract: A paper dispenser includes a casing for housing a roll of paper, the casing having a front face, with a dispensing nozzle through which the paper is dispensed, wherein the front face has a hatch for access to the inside of the casing, through which a free end of the roll can be extracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific France
    Inventors: Jean-Louis Neveu, Nicolas Pommier, Philippe Guillemette
  • Publication number: 20100316309
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing bags and the resulting bag are disclosed. The bags may be continuously and detachably connected, and continuously and detachably connected bags may be wound onto a roll. In addition, a dispenser is disclosed for storing and dispensing bags. Also disclosed is an apparatus for use in dispensing plastic bags. A dispensing system is disclosed for continuously and detachably connected series of bags and in which the removal of a bag results in the subsequent bag in the series being at least partially opened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Applicant: Hilex Poly Co. LLC
    Inventor: Harry B. Wilfong
  • Publication number: 20100200633
    Abstract: A tape dispenser is described that includes a tape roll housing and two cover plates. The first cover plate includes an outwardly extending flange that extends beyond the tape roll housing that provides a simple and easy mechanism for removing the first cover plate from the tape roll housing to gain access within the tape roll housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2009
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Inventors: Pei Chen Hsu, Scott D. Pearson
  • Publication number: 20090179061
    Abstract: A one handed reusable tape dispenser and applicator comprises side walls, a top wall and a bottom wall which may be flexed to allow loading of a roll of tape through an open front. Further, the tape dispenser is provided with tabs, a button and a pressing bar which present a leading length of tape in an arched condition across its width extending forwardly from the dispenser ready to be applied to a substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2008
    Publication date: July 16, 2009
    Inventors: Dan Dureiko, Michael J. Maczuzak, Erin Q. Riddell
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20090026306
    Abstract: A roll of paper (18) is stored in a container (16). Paper is drawn from the internal wrapping of the roll (18) out through an opening (20) to form a loose spiral (22) having overlaps of three thicknesses of paper. The paper is pulled by an operator. When the desired length has been pulled the paper is pulled down to cause a lever (24) to be pulled down to expose a serrated knife (26) which then cuts off the paper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2006
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Inventors: Mark Kempster, Theo Thomas
  • Publication number: 20090008422
    Abstract: A wire frame plastic bag dispenser includes an angled lower bag roll support urging perforated, rolled plastic bags toward a bag roll restraining element attached to the frame. A constraining movement element prevents lateral movement of the bag roll. A perforation parting means separates bags as they are pulled from the roll. The bags may be folded along at least one vertical axis to form a more compact bag roll and may have a chisel cut in the perforation to aid in separation by the perforation parting means. The frame includes four corners each of approximately 90 degrees, has a C shape in a horizontal plane, and includes a dispensing end, a back end, and two sides. The lower bag roll support includes a proximal end attached to the back end and extends downwardly to a distal end. The perforation parting means may be located outwardly from the dispensing end of the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2008
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Inventor: Mark E. Daniels
  • Patent number: 7441581
    Abstract: A tape application apparatus is adapted for both left-handed and right-handed use when applying tape from a roll to a first surface. An edge of the first surface is common to an edge of an adjacent second surface. The tape application apparatus includes a housing and a tape hub attached to the housing that is capable of slidably receiving the roll. The housing has first and second exterior surfaces and first and second interior surfaces and is capable of receiving the roll. When the tape application apparatus is guided in a first direction, the roll is moveable to a first dispensing position against the first interior side surface, and when the tape application apparatus is guided in a second direction opposite the first direction, the roll is moveable to a second dispensing position against the second interior side surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: James F. Pitzen
  • Publication number: 20080230418
    Abstract: An end plug for a roll of material to be inserted into a retention mechanism, includes a receiving portion to fit into a hollow core of the roll of material; and a bearing member to fit into the retention mechanism. The bearing member includes a bearing pin having a counter surface facing the receiving portion; and a locking surface for locking the end plug in an end position in the retention mechanism, the locking surface being arranged between the receiving portion and the bearing pin, the locking surface having at least one portion inclined with respect to the longitudinal axis of the bearing pin by an angle to the longitudinal axis of the bearing pin in the range of 117° to 141°. A retention mechanism in a dispenser for retaining the end plug of an exchangeable roll of material is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2006
    Publication date: September 25, 2008
    Applicant: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventors: Mats Lind, Marcus Kullman, Stig Pommer, Allan Salaker, Bjorn Larsson, Helmut Unger
  • Publication number: 20070246153
    Abstract: A dispenser for applying tape from a roll of tape including a pair of side supports, a means for rotatably suspending the roll of tape between the side supports, and a means for applying a variable force upon the roll of tape to resist rotation of the roll of tape such that the tape may being stretched when it is wound about the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2007
    Publication date: October 25, 2007
    Inventor: David B. Schurman
  • Patent number: 7210650
    Abstract: A paper back tape dispenser that includes a cylindrical outer shell with a center cavity designed to receive a standard roll of paper back tape. The outer shell includes a side opening with a forward extending lip. Formed on the distal edge of the lip is a serrated cutting edge. Aligned and attached to the rear surface of the outer shell is a hollow pipe Formed on the inside and outside surfaces of the short pipe are two longitudinally aligned slots. Located inside the short pipe is a sliding piston. Extending through the piston and the pipe is an axle that partially extends into the cavity to hold a spool that fits inside a roll of tape. A spring is disposed inside the pipe that automatically holds the axle in an upward position on the pipe. During use, the portion of the axle that extends outward acts as a finger bar that is used to lift the axle upward so that new, large roll of tape may be placed over the axle and into the cylindrical cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2007
    Inventor: Brian David Metzger
  • Patent number: 7134583
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an improved gift wrap storage and dispensing device, comprising a container and a lid, which are rotatable with respect to one another. Wrapping paper is stored on dowels within the container and is dispensed through openings in the side wall of the container. The wrapping paper is cut using a cutting device positioned on the outside wall of the container. Similarly, the lid contains a dispensing housing for storing rolls of tape, ribbon, etc., which can be dispensed through openings in the side wall of the lid and cut using a cutting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2006
    Inventors: David L. May, Kirstin S. May
  • Patent number: 7021356
    Abstract: The present invention provides an apparatus for dispensing a roll of material such as a pressure sensitive adhesive tape. The apparatus includes an enclosable housing having a roll holding piece, a cover piece, and a hinge assembly for joining the roll holding piece and cover piece. The hinge assembly permits opening of the housing while the cover piece and roll holding piece remain connected by the hinge assembly. The apparatus also includes an applicator located proximate to the dispensing end for applying a material to a substrate; a discharge opening for the material, and a cutting member located proximate to the dispensing end for cutting the material. The apparatus of the present invention is particularly useful as a hand-held tape dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Johannes H. J. M. Kelders, Brian A. Vulpitta, Timothy S. Ferguson
  • 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
  • Patent number: 6883695
    Abstract: A toilet paper holder is formed by a roll paper retainer, and a holding plate for cutting roll paper. The roll paper retainer include a back plate, a pair of holding members projecting forwardly from the back plate and having supporting members for rotatably supporting roll paper therebetween, and guide portions formed at two lateral sides of the back plate. The holding plate includes a rear plate vertically slidably fitted in the guide portions, and an upper plate projecting forwardly from the rear plate to move vertically together with the rear plate. A distal end portion is positioned on a substantially vertical line between the rotatable supporting members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2005
    Assignee: Orihara Seisakusho Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Seiichi Orihara
  • Publication number: 20040251293
    Abstract: A toilet paper holder is constituted of a storage body (13) storing toilet paper (38) and a lid body (14) covering the storage body (13) in an openable/closable manner. A paper end (39) drawn out from the toilet paper (38) stored in a storage part (15) of the storage body (13) extends frontward between a press roller (25) mounted on the lid body (14) and a guide roller (24) mounted on the storage body (13) in a pressed state, and is taken out from between a front edge (41) of the lid body (14) and a front part (35) of a flap mechanism (17) mounted on the storage body (13). The front part (35), which is swingable, is urged to a front position. A cutting mechanism (16) coming into contact with the paper for dissolving the same is detachably mounted on the storage body (13) on a position under the guide roller (24).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2004
    Publication date: December 16, 2004
    Inventors: Toshiharu Hirai, Susumu Nishimoto
  • Patent number: 6783042
    Abstract: This is a method and apparatus for transport and cutting of a quantity of Duct Tape in which the tape is mounted upon a polyhedron mandrel containing a cutting blade so configured as to be cooperative with, and useful in, cutting of segments of the tape directly from the mandrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2004
    Inventor: Edward Kaufer
  • Publication number: 20040149798
    Abstract: The present application discloses a dispenser system with a plurality of dispensers in a linear array. The present application also discloses a modular approach to making dispensers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2004
    Publication date: August 5, 2004
    Applicant: XYRON, INC.
    Inventors: Ronald J. Hoffman, Cory W. Worth
  • Patent number: 6685074
    Abstract: A dispensing apparatus and method are disclosed for dispensing sheet material from at least one roll of the sheet material. Dispensing is transferred from a stub roll to a reserve roll automatically in response to sensing a predetermined quantity of the stub roll. An isolating element is provided to lift the reserve roll out of contact with dispensing rollers during dispensing of sheet material from the stub roll, and a nipping element is provided to nip sheet material of the reserve roll when dispensing is transferred from the stub roll to the reserve roll. A cam controls movement of both the isolating element and the nipping element. Structure is also provided for sensing the diameter of the reserve roll of sheet material and providing an indication when the reserve roll is a predetermined diameter. The dispenser is quiet and capacity efficient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2004
    Assignee: Fort James Corporation
    Inventors: Dale T. Gracyalny, David Carpenter, Kamala Grasso, Douglas W. Johnson, Peter D. Johnson, John E. Longan, John R. Moody, Hugh L. Smith, Ronald J. Vish
  • Patent number: 6679409
    Abstract: Dispenser for rolls of a web-shaped material, such as paper, said dispenser having space for at least two rolls, at which one space is located adjacent the outlet opening (14) and is intended for a first roll in a use position and the second space is located above the first space and is intended for a roll in standby position. A lock (24, 25;27) is intended to keep the second roll in standby position. The disk plate is spring-loaded (23) and cooperates with the lock such that when a roll is located in place in the disk plate the lock (24, 25;27) prevents the standby roll from falling down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2004
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventor: Tor Petterson
  • Patent number: 6666364
    Abstract: Opposed cantilevered adapters are provided for supporting a roll of material. The adapters have a roll bearing surface, a projection surface with a first end and a second end such that the first end is coterminous and substantially perpendicular to the roll bearing surface at each point along an interface formed therebetween, and an actuating surface angularly coterminous with the second end of the projection surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2003
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen L. Phelps
  • Patent number: 6634402
    Abstract: An adhesive-tape holder with an openable side cover has an openable side cover positioned symmetrically opposite to a stationary side plate. The side cover has the combining tubular rod and a first and a second fitting rods respectively received in the combining tube and the roller support tube and the connecting tube of the side plate to make up three combining positions, capable to stabilize the adhesive-tape roller and prevent it from dropping out of an adhesive-tape roller base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2003
    Inventor: Hsiu-Man Yu Chen
  • Patent number: 6622900
    Abstract: A foil dispensing device for cutting foil in selected lengths for using the foil for hair highlighting purposes. The foil dispensing device includes a housing having a bottom wall, a back wall, a front wall, and a pair of side walls. The foil is positioned in an interior of the housing and accessed through an open top side of the housing. A cutting device comprises a substantially rigid panel having a size. The panel has a front surface, a top edge and a pair of side edges. Each of a pair of legs is attached to one of the side edges and is adjacent to a bottom edge of the panel. Each of the legs extends outwardly away from the back surface in a generally parallel direction with relation to each other such that each may be abutted against one of the side walls. The foil is cut on teeth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2003
    Inventor: Olga E. Barnett
  • Publication number: 20030164079
    Abstract: An improved towel dispenser includes a rotatable driveshaft mounted in a one-way clutch bearing fitted with a pinion which engages a vertically oriented press bar assembly including at its lower portion a rack which engages the pinion to advance paper towel through a dispensing nip upon pivotable motion of the press bar assembly. A dispensing chute located below the dispensing nip includes a lower shelf configured to direct web forwardly toward the front portion of a dispenser. The gear rack is preferably an internal gear rack integrally formed with a unitary press bar assembly member. The dispensing chute is configured such that an angle between a cutting-blade and the outer lip of the shelf makes an angle with a vertical of at least about 25°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2003
    Publication date: September 4, 2003
    Inventors: Gregory D. Budz, Michael R. Kilgore, Jonathan R. Aumann, John R. Moody
  • Patent number: 6609449
    Abstract: An automatic paper dispensing apparatus includes a molded plastic housing and a protective cover hingably attached to the housing, the housing further including a pair of parallel end shields disposed in a lower part of the housing. Each of said parallel end shields are perpendicular to a rear plane of the housing and spaced to allow positioning of a rotatably supported support drum and a pressure roller disposed in relation to the drum to ensure feeding of a strip of paper from a take-off reel disposed in an upper part of the housing. Each of the end shields include elastically deformable tongues having recesses to accommodate the pressure roller and to position opposing ends of the support drum, wherein the support drum is a unitary member comprising a smooth continuous area extending over essentially one-half the outer periphery of the drum, and having a plurality of discs spaced over the entire length thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2003
    Inventor: Maurice Granger
  • Publication number: 20030132261
    Abstract: A powered dispenser for dispensing individual paper towel segments from a continuous roll of paper provided with spaced lines of tearing comprises a housing, a support for the roll of paper, a feed mechanism, and a control device. The control device senses the presence of a user to activate the feed mechanism, controls the amount of material which is dispensed from the housing for any one cycle, and prevents further dispensing of the paper until the previous segment is separated from the roll. The control device detects the leading edge of the paper to initiate monitoring of the length of paper to be dispensed to prevent any cumulative error in dispensing the segments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2003
    Publication date: July 17, 2003
    Applicant: Georgia-Pacific Corporation
    Inventors: John S. Formon, Andrew R. Morris, James H. Murphy
  • Patent number: 6592013
    Abstract: The perforated roll dispensing system comprises a hinged cradle within a housing enclosure with easily releasable latch lock. The semi-circular cradle trough provides a stable storage means for perforated roll products. The textured surface of the trough gives useful braking from the friction with the rotating roll for controlled metering and provides adequate resistance to tear and extract unity of the sheet material from the dispenser without unraveling. The hinge and latch feature make it easy to deploy and retract the cradle trough to the loading mode or the dispensing mode. The right angled top enclosure and back panel of the housing can be mounted on a vertical and horizontal surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2003
    Inventor: Leslie H. Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 6578730
    Abstract: A waste bag dispenser and used bag receptacle unit for collecting animal feces comprises a container for holding and dispensing a roll of plastic film bags and a used bag disposal receptacle. A frame for attaching the unit upon a support surface holds the container above the receptacle. Bags are manually pulled out of the container and torn from the roll of bags and are used for collecting animal waste material, such as dog feces. The used bags are deposited in the waste bag receptacle which may be removed from the frame periodically for disposition of the used bags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2003
    Inventor: Jane Trunsky
  • Publication number: 20030106922
    Abstract: Opposed cantilevered adapters are provided for supporting a roll of material. The adapters have a roll bearing surface, a projection surface with a first end and a second end such that the first end is coterminous and substantially perpendicular to the roll bearing surface at each point along an interface formed therebetween, and an actuating surface angularly coterminous with the second end of the projection surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2001
    Publication date: June 12, 2003
    Applicant: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen L. Phelps
  • Publication number: 20030094475
    Abstract: A novelty dispensing device has a spool or cone for supplying a strand of confection. The strand is dispensed through an aperture in the housing to a stationary severing means. The spool is supported by bearings within the housing and the cone is supported by a cap on the housing. A loose connection with the housing allows a small pivotal movement of the cone that prevents the strand from binding on the cone during dispensing. The severing means is positioned between inwardly tapering protrusions so that the strand can fit into the severing means but fingers cannot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2001
    Publication date: May 22, 2003
    Inventors: Thomas J. Coleman, William K. Schlotter, Princess Ann Coleman, Ann M. Schlotter
  • Patent number: 6543511
    Abstract: A dispenser is provided for adhesive tape. The dispenser includes a tape roll chamber with a hub having an axis about which a roll of tape may rotate. A tape dispensing channel extends from the tape roll chamber. The tape dispensing channel is configured to twist the tape approximately 90° about its longitudinal axis. Additionally, the tape dispensing channel is oriented such that the axis of the tape at the end of the tape dispensing channel is aligned at an acute angle to a plane defined by the axis of the tape wound onto the roll of tape. A window is defined near the end of the tape dispensing channel to enable an index finger to apply pressure to the non-adhesive surface of the tape for urging the adhesive surface of the tape against a substrate. A blade support wall is disposed distally of the window and includes a serrated blade for severing the tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2003
    Inventor: Volker Niermann
  • Patent number: 6481607
    Abstract: A dispenser for a roll of tape that is suitable for dispensing material such as transparent pressure-sensitive adhesive, and method for making thereof are disclosed. The dispenser includes a single-piece housing comprising a first side wall and a second side wall extended from a central wall substantially parallel to each other. Each of the side walls is provided with roll mounting flaps cut out of the side walls opposite to each other and folded inwardly therefrom. The mounting flaps are axially aligned with each other and are adapted for rotatably supporting the tape roll within the frame. The housing is made of any appropriate stiff, but foldable material, such as a sheet of plastic or metal. The two side walls of the housing are retained in a substantially parallel position by a retaining member extending between the side walls within the core of the tape roll. A serrated cutting edge may be provided on an outer edge of the central wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2002
    Assignee: Traffic Works Inc.
    Inventor: Tanya H. Van Cott
  • Patent number: 6450380
    Abstract: A dispenser is described for dispensing plastic bags which are wound on a hollow cylindrical core. The dispenser is an integral molded plastic device having a bottom panel and upstanding sidewalls which are biased toward each other and which include stub axles adapted to receive the opposite ends of the core on which the roll is wound. The sidewalls apply a braking force to the ends of the core. The core fits tightly onto the stub axles to provide an additional braking force in order to prevent free wheeling of the roll as the individual bags are dispensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2002
    Inventor: Ebrahim Simhaee
  • Publication number: 20020117529
    Abstract: A dispenser for rolls of wound film is disclosed, as well as a method of manufacturing such a dispenser. The dispenser includes a trunk to which a lid is hingedly attached. First and second end walls of the trunk include retainers adapted to penetrate into hollow ends of a roll of wound film disposed within the trunk. The first and second retainers include multiple flaps which are locked into a penetrating position. The multiple flaps may include first and second parallel wing flaps which are pushed inwardly by a locking flap. The combined flaps may be locked into position by frictional engagement of the locking flap in notches provided in the first and second wing flaps. By penetrating the first and second ends of the roll, the roll is reliably held within the trunk, and less susceptible to being inadvertently pulled from the carton during dispensing of the film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2001
    Publication date: August 29, 2002
    Inventors: Kristopher W. Gerulski, Alan John Linder