Blade Mounted On Hand-held Wound Package Patents (Class 225/56)
  • Patent number: 10259679
    Abstract: A device for accessing and storing tape on a tape roll is a single unitary construction and includes a textured grip portion; a tape rest portion; a blade edge; and a base opposite the textured grip portion, the tape rest portion, and the blade edge wherein a width of the device is approximately equal to a width of a roll of tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Tape-Tab, L.P.
    Inventor: Linnette Kirill
  • Patent number: 9963317
    Abstract: A tape dispenser system includes a monolithic plastic injection molded frame with an integral anti-reverse rotation pawl. To help prevent the free end of a roll of tape from accidentally retracting, falling back, and frustratingly bonding onto the coiled portion of the tape, the pawl engages the inner diameter of a cardboard spool that holds the roll of tape. Strategically located mold parting lines and certain air gaps allow injection molding of a dispenser frame that has two spool-supporting sidewalls plus the integral pawl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Inventors: Larry E. Tiedemann, Robert J. Harter
  • Patent number: 9150377
    Abstract: A tape dispenser, joining and dispensing a double-sided tape from two rolls of single-sided tape, includes a base having upper and lower sides, first and second spaced apart guide elements mounted to the upper side at first and second positions. First and second tape dispensing wheels, having rolls of single-sided tape mounted thereto, are mounted to the rearward portion of the upper side of the base. A handle extends from the lower side. A tape application roller is mounted to the forward portion of the base and extends above the upper side. A tape cutoff blade, or first and second cutoff blades, can be mounted to the base and extend above the upper side. An extension handle extending transversely to the handle, which can be at least 2 feet long or at least 4 feet long, can be removably mountable to the base plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Inventor: Shadrach J. Gibson
  • Patent number: 8893941
    Abstract: A mechanism to halt the dispensing of pressure sensitive adhesive tape from a handheld dispenser with a finger operated trigger (10) which forces lever (13) to engage brake plate (15) with cogs to mesh with the cogs on the cogged spool holder (16) to positively stop the dispensing of tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Inventor: Philo Jefferson Pinto
  • Patent number: 8839838
    Abstract: This Dispenser having a cutter plate, which is flexibly mounted on a Tape roll, helps in peeling the Tape and is able to cut it by serration provided at the other end. There is an open space, in between the rod and cutter plate, so that Tape can be drawn over from both sides of the dispenser, to cut it by serrations present at the other end. On the cutter plate of the Dispenser, there is a notch and a hole is provided, so that, the cut end of the tape which sticks on the plate, can be easily removed for the next operation. This cutter plate assembly being flexibly attached on a Tape roll, by means of two 0 rings, can swivel like a hinge, so that Tape can be cut at any desired and from a suitable angle. A double cutter is provided to hold a firm grip on the tape, to cut it easily, besides, to protects from injury also.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Inventor: Dattatrya Purushottam Parkhe
  • Patent number: 8656976
    Abstract: An adhesive tape dispenser is provided that is operable by a single hand, and is applicable to a variety of adhesive tapes. The provided adhesive tape dispenser overcomes the problem of jamming due to tape accumulation behind the blade by providing a switchable double cam system that allows adhesive tape to be dispensed, the cutter blade to be urged suddenly downward to cut the tape, and then the cutter blade suddenly retracted during one rearward motion of the tape-cutting button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Jia Hu
  • 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: 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: 8215527
    Abstract: A dispenser for length material comprises a first resiliently biased locking roller and a second locking roller defining a nip therebetween for the passage of length material to be dispensed, the second roller being carried on a frame which upon appropriate movement causes the second roller to move into a locking position in relation to the first locking roller to clamp the length material to prevent unreeling or return of the free end thereto once appropriate cutting of a portion of the length material has been effected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Inventor: Hacene Fathi
  • Publication number: 20120145739
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for delivering single-dose packages sequentially from a substantially continuous strip having a first dispensing end and a second end. The strip includes a cover layer attached to a base layer to define a plurality of blisters therebetween that have one or more medications therein. The blisters are aligned in single file generally along the longitudinal axis between the first and second ends and/or otherwise arranged in single-dose packages adjacent one another, e.g., at least some of the single-dose packages including a plurality of blisters having different types of medications therein. A first single-dose package at the first dispensing end may be separable from a second adjacent single-dose package such that individual single-dose packages may be removed successively from the first dispensing end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: ID-CON, LLC
    Inventors: Mark C. Doyle, Linda S. Luoma, Roy S. Luoma
  • Publication number: 20120104067
    Abstract: A mechanism to halt the dispensing of pressure sensitive adhesive tape from a handheld dispenser with a finger operated trigger (10) which forces lever (13) to engage brake plate (15) with cogs to mesh with the cogs on the cogged spool holder (16) to positively stop the dispensing of tape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Inventor: Philo Jefferson Pinto
  • 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7841498
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a flexible plastic rectangular frame with a tape cutting edge; the sides of the frame flex to accommodate mounting on to a spool of pressure sensitive adhesive backed tape and are so formed as to retain the tape spool during dispensing and cutting variable lengths of the tape. The apparatus allows the tape to be dispensed upon application, cut to desired length, and upon cutting, provides capture of the supply end of the tape to ease the dispensing of additional lengths of tape. The tape spool is held within the frame by the spring tension exerted by the frame side as it is distorted during mounting of the dispenser to the tape spool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Inventor: Neal D. Rohrer
  • Publication number: 20100096427
    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: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Applicant: FAR EAST UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: Yu-Gang Chen
  • 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
    Applicant: HENKEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dan Dureiko, Michael J. Maczuzak, Erin Q. Riddell
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7201201
    Abstract: The painter's tape dispenser with cutter has a base, a rotatable spindle for receiving a roll of tape, and a cutter mounted on the base, which is ergonomically dimensioned for a comfortable fit on the user's forearm. The base is generally triangular in shape, with a pair of elongated sides and a relatively narrow base of the triangle, so that the base is adapted to extend along the inside of the forearm between the elbow and the wrist. The spindle is mounted on the wide end of the base and the cutter is mounted opposite the base, which is retained on the forearm by a pair of straps. The tape dispenser is positioned ready for hands-free tape dispensing when the spindle is loaded with a roll of tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2007
    Inventor: Charles F. Grenier
  • Patent number: 7093640
    Abstract: A tape dispenser having a frame, a cutter blade and a non-rotatable pressure pad is disclosed. The dispenser holds a roll of adhesive tape therein. The cutter blade and pressure pad are secured together and are snap-fitted into the frame so that the blade extends a short distance beyond the front edge of the frame. The pressure pad applies pressure to the adhesive tape as it is being dispensed from the tape dispenser. The frame has side walls that each have a tab formed thereon. The tabs are positioned a short distance to the rear of the pressure pad and they do not extend below the lower edge of the side walls of the dispenser. The tabs are positioned and shaped in such a manner that tape from the roll is supported on the top surface of the tabs. The tape is biased into contact with the pressure pad by the tabs so that the tape is ready to be dispensed from the roll and is prevented from curling back onto the roll when cut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2006
    Assignee: Kitaru Innovations, Inc.
    Inventor: Ashok V. Chandaria
  • Patent number: 7077185
    Abstract: A hand held tape dispenser for applying adhesive tape to a surface. The dispenser includes a housing for holding and dispensing a roll of tape and has a tape dispensing opening therein. A plurality of rollers are within the housing, the outer surfaces of which coact with each other and the tape to retain, guide and feed the tape through the opening. The outer surface of at least one of the rollers protrudes through the opening on one side thereof enabling frictional contact of the roller with the surface to be taped. When the tape dispenser passes over the surface in one direction the outer surface of the roller engages the surface and the tape causing it to roll and to coact and drive the other rollers. This causes the rollers to grip the surfaces of the tape and feed the tape through the opening enabling the tape to adhesively contact the surface and adhere thereto. The tape is cut off at the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2006
    Inventor: Robert Steinberger
  • 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: 6971431
    Abstract: A tape dispenser for applying adhesive tape to a substrate surface. The dispenser includes an exterior application surface with an opening therein. A plurality of rotatable cylindrical rollers are mounted within the housing, wherein the surfaces of the rollers coact with each other and the tape surfaces to retain, guide and feed the tape through the tape dispensing opening to the exterior application surface. At least two of the plurality of rollers are opposed rollers that engage the tape surfaces therebetween. The outer surface of at least one of the plurality of rollers protrudes through the opening enabling frictional contact of the roller surface with the substrate surface. When the dispenser is drawn over the surface, the outer surface of the this roller engages and rolls over the substrate surface. It also coacts with the outer surfaces of the other rollers, causing them to grip the tape and feed it through the opening, enabling the adhesive tape to be applied to the substrate surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2005
    Inventor: Robert Steinberger
  • Patent number: 6923358
    Abstract: A tape dispenser has a housing with a cutting end to which a blade is connected. The blade has a cutting edge extending outwardly beyond the cutting end of the housing. A shield is positioned adjacent the cutting edge of the blade to reduce the exposure of the cutting edge to reduce the risk or extent of potential injury.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2005
    Inventor: Ashok V. Chandaria
  • Patent number: 6913060
    Abstract: An adhesive tape dispenser having an improved mechanism for gripping the device while dispensing tape. The dispenser has spaced apart side walls and an upper wall connected thereto. The upper wall has a leading edge that is provided with a blade for cutting the adhesive tape. The upper wall is also provided with a shallow recess for placement of the index finger of the user. The recess may include a plurality of corrugations. The position of the recess allows the user to have both an improved grip on the dispenser and to apply directed pressure to the upper wall thereby allowing the tape to be cut more easily. The upper wall of the dispenser is also provided with wings that offer increased protection to the palm of the user's hand so that the rotating roll of tape does not cause injury to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2005
    Assignee: Conros Corporation
    Inventor: Ashok V. Chandaria
  • Patent number: 6848490
    Abstract: A double-sided adhesive tape dispenser. The dispenser includes a main frame for mounting a rotatable adhesive tape roll thereon, a guide roller rotatably mounted on the main frame, and a driven roller rotatably mounted on the main frame. The driven roller is parallel to the guide roller and has an outer surface contacting an outer surface of the guide roller such that the driven roller is driven to roll by the guide roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2005
    Inventor: Hung-Chieh Ho
  • 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: 6799623
    Abstract: An adhesive tape cutter includes a control mechanism, an operation mechanism located on the control mechanism and a dispensing mechanism connecting to the control mechanism and located above the operation mechanism. The control mechanism has a protective mechanism, a wiper and a cutting mechanism. When the tape cutter is not in use, the protective mechanism is extended over the cutting mechanism outside the tape cutter to avoid hurting users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2004
    Assignee: Tai-Ray Industries Ltd.
    Inventor: Wen-Shu Cheng
  • Patent number: 6789594
    Abstract: A tape dispenser with a hidden blade includes a body, a press plate provided at a front side of the body and possible to be pressed to move rearward elastically to push down a blade fixed on a blade base to force the blade to protrude out of the body a little for cutting a tape. After the tape is cut and the press plate is released manually, the blade with the blade base together is raised up to the original position elastically and automatically, kept safe to use and prevented from damage by accidental collision by something.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Inventor: Hsiu-Man Yu Chen
  • Patent number: 6786376
    Abstract: A dispenser from which sheet material may be dispensed from a supply of the sheet material carried on the dispenser. The dispenser has a frame on which the roll of sheet material is journaled for rotation about its axis. An elongate blade fixed to the frame has a sharp cutting edge that is adapted for transversely cutting the sheet material after a desired length of the sheet material has been dispensed. A guard strip of resiliently movable material extends along one major surface of the blade and along the cutting edge to help protect the sheet material and/or users of the dispenser from the cutting edge. That guard strip is resiliently movable by pulling the sheet material toward the cutting edge to allow the cutting edge to transversely sever the sheet material being pulled from the dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: James F. Pitzen, Ronald C. Johansson
  • Patent number: 6763988
    Abstract: A movable air-permeable-tape dispenser. The dispenser includes a hollow cylindrical body provided with an axial long opening. A slide channel is parallelly adjacent to a first longitudinal edge of the long opening, and a stepped portion is parallelly adjacent to a second longitudinal edge of the opening. A cover is provided with a row of continuous teeth corresponding to the second longitudinal edge of the long opening and a shaft corresponding to the first longitudinal edge of the long opening. The shaft is fitted in the slide channel to enable the cover to pivotally turn about the shaft between a lifted position for a user to pull out via the long opening a length of air-permeable tape disposed in the cylindrical body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2004
    Inventor: Mei Chih Huang
  • Patent number: 6719180
    Abstract: A tape dispenser for mailing tape has planar side walls, a front portion having a cover and a cutter member, and a rear portion including hub portions with at least an arcuate portion in the top region so that a roll of mailing tape may be rotatably mounted in the tape dispenser. Cover wing portions extend inwardly from each of the side walls in the upper regions so as to cover the edges of a roll of tape when it is installed in the tape dispenser. Comfort to the hand of the user is assured because the sharp edges of the roll of tape are shielded from the hand. The sidewalls are sufficiently flexible to permit removal and insertion of an empty core or a new roll of tape, and have elastic memory so as to assume their unflexed and planar condition after a new roll of tape has been installed. Typically, the transition between the cover wing portions and the planar side walls is curved. The tape dispenser is injection moulded from a polymeric plastics material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2004
    Assignee: Conros Corporation
    Inventor: Kumud Shah
  • 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: 6695190
    Abstract: A tape dispenser for receiving a roll of tape and dispensing tape including a frame having a back end and a front end, a spool carried by the frame intermediate the back end and the front end, a retaining arm coupled to the back end of the frame and biased toward the spool for restraining the roll of tape. A flat feed is carried by the frame at the front end for receiving the tape and dispensing the tape in a flat configuration, and a corner feed is carried by the frame at the front end adjacent the flat feed, for receiving the tape and dispensing the tape in a folded configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Inventors: Gary Gunter, Jr., Dan B. Pool
  • Patent number: 6681830
    Abstract: A hand-held adhesive tape dispenser is in the form of a partial shell which has a support face and a peripheral wall to form an open face housing. A spool of adhesive tape is mounted to the support face through the use of mounting structure on the shell which rotatably and detachably mounts the core of the spool to the shell. The mounting structure includes spring fingers which snap over the core. An applicating end of the shell has a passage in its peripheral wall located near a fixed guide and a cutter at the applicating end so that tape removed from the core would pass through the passage around the guide to be applied to a substrate and then to be cut by the cutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2004
    Assignee: Henkel Consumer Adhesives, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian A. Vulpitta, Timothy S. Ferguson
  • Publication number: 20040007606
    Abstract: A cutter for cutting sheet materials such as plastic film or metal foil is provided. The cutter incorporates a handle, a cutting blade and a hook for attaching the cutter to a dispenser of the sheet material. The cutter rides along the top of the box to cut the sheet material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2003
    Publication date: January 15, 2004
    Inventor: Forest E. Baker
  • Patent number: 6669070
    Abstract: An adhesive tape dispenser comprises a dispensing body and a blade. The dispensing body is of one-piece injection molded plastic construction and has a front portion for the mounting of the blade, two roll transport portions for rotatably fitting a roll of adhesive tape thereon, and at least one tensile anti-reverse member extended outward from the exterior surfaces of the roll transport portions and following the rotational direction of the adhesive tape roll during tape application. As such, the adhesive tape roll can be rotated forward to apply tape, but the adhesive tape roll cannot be easily rotated backward due to the braking action occurring at the rear extremity of the tensile anti-reverse member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2003
    Inventor: Harrison Huang
  • Patent number: 6662844
    Abstract: An adhesive tape dispenser is comprised of a dispensing body that provides for the loading of a roll of tape at its rear portion and a blade mounted on the dispensing body. A roller, a guide wheel, and a pawl are respectively pivotally mounted in the dispensing body. The roller has a plurality of protrusions arranged around one end thereof. The pawl has a pressing member capable of positioning against the circumferential face of the roller as well as an engaging portion capable of becoming engaged between two protrusions of the roller, and the pawl is postured to the rear by an elastic member. Tape is inserted between the roller and the pawl and then routed pass the guide wheel to the area of the blade and when it is applied forward, the roller correspondingly rotates forward in the same direction and the protrusions allow the engaging portion to slide over them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2003
    Inventor: Harrison Huang
  • Publication number: 20030205603
    Abstract: A tape-roll fitting device of an adhesive tape holder includes a cutting device, a small rotating wheel and a large rotating wheel. A projecting clasp is provided on a groove wall of a receiving space in the front portion of the small rotating wheel, having a cut groove respectively at opposite lengthwise sides. The hook of the clasp extends out of the outer edge of the small rotating wheel and forms a press member. The large rotating wheel is bored with three recessed grooves around the outer circumference at its front end for the clasp of the small rotating wheel to be fixedly secured therein. Then the tape-roll fitting device is easy in handling and convenient in assembling or disassembling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2002
    Publication date: November 6, 2003
    Inventor: Hsiu-Man Yu Chen
  • Publication number: 20030178462
    Abstract: A film wrap cutting device includes an elongate case base and a cover base pivotally connected at their ends. The case base defines a receiving space for receiving a film wrap. Both ends of the receiving space are provided with elastic clamping seats. Lateral edges of the case base and the cover base are provided with inter-engageable guide slots and posts to allow the case base and cover base to open or close within a determined angle. A toothed cutter having an outwardly curved central portion projects downwardly from a front edge of the cover base. An elastic press piece is insertably provided at a front end of the cutter, with a clamping projecting piece provided behind. The case base is provided with opposed recesses in corresponding positions. The recess opposed to the clamping projecting piece is insertably provided with another elastic press piece. The film wrap clamped by the push clamping seats in the case base can be pulled out between the case base and the cover base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2002
    Publication date: September 25, 2003
    Inventor: Johnson Huang
  • 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: 20030150896
    Abstract: A dispensing apparatus comprises the combination of a bandage case and a roll of bandages, the bandage case including a bottom panel and a side wall peripherally mounted integrally to the bottom panel, and a top panel extending from a tab mounted on the peripheral side wall at a living hinge adapted for folding the top panel into surface contact with a top edge of the peripheral side wall. This structure is a single molded part. The top panel is in airtight contact with the sidewall and is secured by a pin-in-hole engagement. The side wall provides a tape exit comprising a pair of side wall portions in side-by-side positions with a tape exit aperture and a tape dispensing cutoff element. The exit aperture provides flexible closure lips enabled for tape sliding contact to exclude dust from the interior of the case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2002
    Publication date: August 14, 2003
    Inventor: Beppy Albers Michel
  • Publication number: 20030132262
    Abstract: According to this invention, in a device for supplying wrap film, by drawing out a wrap film from a wrap film container and cutting off, a user makes a sheetlike wrap film guide that has the property of adhering to the wrap film is adhered to the end part of the wrap film, and drawing out them in one body almost over the width. Thus the user can further easily, hygienically and safely cut the wrap film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2003
    Publication date: July 17, 2003
    Inventor: Yoshikazu Takayama
  • Publication number: 20030116598
    Abstract: An adhesive tape dispenser is comprised of a dispensing body that provides for the loading of a roll of tape at its rear portion and a blade mounted on the dispensing body. A roller, a guide wheel, and a pawl are respectively pivotally mounted in the dispensing body. The roller has a plurality of protrusions arranged around one end thereof. The pawl has a pressing member capable of positioning against the circumferential face of the roller as well as an engaging portion capable of becoming engaged between two protrusions of the roller, and the pawl is postured to the rear by an elastic member. Tape is inserted between the roller and the pawl and then routed pass the guide wheel to the area of the blade and when it is applied forward, the roller correspondingly rotates forward in the same direction and the protrusions allow the engaging portion to slide over them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2002
    Publication date: June 26, 2003
    Inventor: Harrison Huang
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20020190091
    Abstract: A tape dispenser dispenses rolled adhesive tape spirally wound on a hub. The dispenser has first and second side members, and a cutter member. Each of the side members has a first major side portion which overlies a roll of adhesive tape within the tape dispenser. A cylindrical axle portion is formed centrally on the inside surface of the first major side portion of each of the side members, and the cylindrical axle portions are telescopically received one in the other. At least the first side member is flexible in the region of the first major side portion, so that when it is flexed towards the second side member, the telescopic axle becomes shorter, and an interference of the hub and/or the tape with the side members occurs. Thus, a braking effect is imparted to the roll of adhesive tape, so as to preclude unwanted unreeling of the spirally wound adhesive tape from the hub.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2001
    Publication date: December 19, 2002
    Inventor: Kumud Shah
  • Publication number: 20020185512
    Abstract: A hand-held adhesive tape dispenser is adapted to be engaged by the hand, and particularly the fingers of the hand, with a roll of tape placed over a post. A platform overlies the finger engaging clasp, and the post extends upwardly from the platform, so that the tape unreels horizontally with respect to the supporting platform. A cutter extends perpendicularly to the platform, and is protected at both ends by a pair of projecting tabs. The width of the cutter is greater than the width of the adhesive tape; and a pair of tape engaging planes extends rearwardly from the cutter. The tape dispenser may be worn on either hand, and the tape may be unreeled in either direction, depending on the preferences of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2001
    Publication date: December 12, 2002
    Inventor: Kumud Shah
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20020104865
    Abstract: A tape dispenser is formed of a main body, a cutter, and an unpacking blade. The main body has a front portion and two side portions for holding pivotally a tape reel. The cutter is mounted on the front portion to dispense the tape. The unpacking blade is located at the front end of the outer side of one of the two side portions of the main body. The unpacking blade is used to cut tapes or cords which are used in packaging goods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2001
    Publication date: August 8, 2002
    Inventor: Harrison Huang
  • Publication number: 20020079344
    Abstract: A portable dispenser with which lengths of a sheet material may be manually dispensed from a supply roll of the sheet material. The dispenser has a frame including a bridging portion adapted to extend along a portion of the periphery of the roll of sheet material, and end wall portions fixed to the ends of the bridging portion and adapted to extend along the opposite end surfaces of the roll of sheet material on which the roll of sheet material is rotatably journaled. A resiliently flexible cantilevered portion of the frame has a proximal edge fixed to the bridging portion and has a sharp cutting edge along its opposite distal edge. A guard portion of the frame extends between its end wall portions and has an inner surface extending along the side of the cutting edge opposite the roll.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2000
    Publication date: June 27, 2002
    Applicant: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: James F. Pitzen, Ronald C. Johansson, Mark D. Sorlien
  • Publication number: 20020074376
    Abstract: Self dispensing box that contains an integrated metal cutting edge that allows a roll of foil to be unrolled and quickly, efficiently, and precisely cut into sheets of varying length. A “self-dispenser” shall be defined as a packaging device that doubles as a dispenser; capable of dispensing from the products original package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2000
    Publication date: June 20, 2002
    Inventor: Eric Polesuk