Blade Mounted On Hand-held Wound Package Patents (Class 225/56)
  • Patent number: 6364188
    Abstract: A tape dispenser comprising a hub unit and a housing that can be removed from the hub unit to dispense tape. The hub unit comprises a hub for holding a roll of tape, and two flanges, one on each of the opposite ends of the hub. One of the flanges optionally has a cutting edge along a portion of its outer periphery for severing tape pulled over the cutting edge. A plurality of tabs are provided generally adjacent the periphery of at least one of the flanges. The tabs tend to prevent accidental unwinding of tape from the tape dispenser unit. The housing covers the periphery of the flanges (including the cutting edge if provided).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2002
    Inventor: Wayne K. Dunshee
  • Patent number: 6296033
    Abstract: A tape applicator includes a frame. A blade is affixed to the frame. A guard is mounted on the frame and extends from the frame beyond the edge of the blade. The guard is deflected as the tape is drawn across the blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2001
    Assignees: Clements Industries, Inc., Ben Clements & Sons, Inc.
    Inventor: Alan Clements
  • Patent number: 6173876
    Abstract: The present invention is a sheet having a serrated cutting edge attached to a carton case containing a roll of a cooking sheet such as a synthetic resin film, paper sheet and metallic foil, the sheet having a serrated cutting edge used for cutting the cooking sheet. The sheet having a serrated cutting edge is made of a vulcanized fiber. A moisture-proof film of a synthetic resin is formed on the two surfaces of a vulcanized fiber blank in order to make the most of the rigidity and elasticity which are advantages of the vulcanized fiber and decreases moisture absorption which is a disadvantage thereof. The invention also is a carton to which the sheet having a serrated cutting edge is adhered to as well as to a method of adhering the sheet having a serrated cutting edge to the carton by utilizing the moisture-proof film and ultrasonic adhesion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2001
    Assignee: Oji Paper Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Sano, Nobuo Wakabayashi, Hiroaki Mikamo, Keiichi Ikeda, Isao Shoji, Shiro Nagasawa, Nobuyuki Tohyama
  • Patent number: 5921450
    Abstract: A tape dispenser for dispensing adhesive tape which includes a mechanism for preventing roll back of tape on the roll after dispensing thereon through the use of a roller biased or configured to rotate in one direction or otherwise to prevent the tape being dispensed from reattaching to the roll or providing the roll itself with unidirectional operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1999
    Inventor: Lafayette Robinson
  • Patent number: 5861080
    Abstract: An improved tape dispenser and method of use is capable of applying tape to a substrate with only one hand of the user, and comprises a housing having a pair of parallel spaced-apart resilient side walls which can be spread apart to receive a spool of tape rotatably mounted toward the rear of the dispenser; an upper support block mounted between the side walls toward the front end of the dispenser, a cutter blade mounted on the upper support block at the front end of the dispenser, a pressure-applying element in the form of an anvil bar or cushion extending between the side walls behind and below the cutter blade, a lower support bar extending between the side walls behind and below the anvil bar, and biasing means to bias the tape against the lower support bar, whereby, when tape is threaded between the pressure-applying element and the lower support bar, and the dispenser is pressed against a substrate to be taped, the tape is pressed by the biasing means and by a lower edge of the pressure-applying element
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1999
    Inventors: Xinnong Yang, Xinjun Yang
  • Patent number: 5788807
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a tape dispenser, preferably for large rolls of tape. It is characterized in that it comprises a rectangular platform and two legs, manufactured in one piece and designed to straddle the roll of tape. An opening is arranged for the end of the tape between a bracket secured to the dispenser and a grooved surface close to the platform, followed by a knife arranged transverse to the direction of the tape to cut the tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1998
    Inventor: Annette Gratz
  • Patent number: 5765740
    Abstract: A suture-material-dispenser system for a supply of dry or wet suture material includes the supply of such material and a housing which defines a cavity for containing the supply. The housing includes a top region that has an opening formed in it, and a bottom region with a semi-circular bearing positioned in it. A reel fits within the cavity on the bearing, and has wound on it the supply. An anti-contaminant, flip-top cover is pivotably attached to the top region, and is constructed for releasable closure over the top region substantially to prevent contaminants from entering the cavity. A gas-permeable, resilient member is also included and has a body that fits sealingly within the opening, which body has formed in it a suture-material-dispensing port to allow dispensing of suture material therethrough. The body is preferably formed from a substance with a hardness in the range of about 40-80 on a Shore A durometer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1998
    Inventor: Patrick J. Ferguson
  • Patent number: 5649659
    Abstract: A credit card size dispenser (10) is provided which is particularly suited for dispensing dental floss. The dispenser (10) includes a thin rectangular housing (11) which supports a spool of floss (12) wound in an oval form to provide an elongated open centre portion (13) into which floss may be drawn from the inner end of the spool (12). One major face of the housing contains an elongate recess (14) which extends into the elongated open centre portion (13). This recess (14) contains, at a level below the major face, a floss lead-out guide (16) at one end and at the other end a severing device (18). The exposed lead-out portion (21) of the floss which extends between the lead-out guide (16) and the severing device (18) is also held below the major face whereby the dispenser (10) has no external protuberances to snag adjacent items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 22, 1997
    Assignee: Esfloss (H.K.) Ltd.
    Inventor: Stuart David Saunders
  • Patent number: 5634580
    Abstract: A clip-on tape dispenser for reeled tape comprises, in integral configuration, a middle section, at least portions of which are designed to ride on the outermost turn of the reeled tape, and two flank sections located on either side of the middle section in planes substantially perpendicular to the general plane containing the middle section, and a cutting section being part of and folded up from the middle section and having a tape-cutting edge. The dispenser has at least one tooth-like member provided in at least one of the flanks and configured in such a way as to permit the dispenser to be easily clipped onto the reeled tape in a substantially radial direction thereto and to be slid thereon in a circumferential direction, but to oppose dislodgement of the dispenser in the substantially radial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 3, 1997
    Assignee: I.T.S. Machinery Development Ltd.
    Inventor: David Levy
  • Patent number: 5595626
    Abstract: A tape dispenser comprises a body having a dispensing end for dispensing a tape and a size capable of being gripped by a hand of a user. A holding member is disposed in the main body and supports a roll of the tape to permit the roll of tape to undergo displacement in a first direction. A pressing member having a pressing portion at the dispensing end of the main body receives the tape from the roll of tape and presses the tape against a surface for adhering the tape to the surface. A clamping unit applies a clamping force to the tape to releasably clamp the tape at the dispensing end of the main body. A cutting unit is pivotally connected to the holding member and has a blade portion for cutting the tape at the dispensing end of the main body. The blade portion is displaceable between a first position toward the dispensing end of the main body and a second position away from the dispensing end of the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 21, 1997
    Assignee: Pentel Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Nobuo Yokouchi, Hiroyuki Saito
  • Patent number: 5551646
    Abstract: A ribbon curling device (13,110) for attachment to a spool (11,116) of gift wrapping ribbon is engageable on or around the spool such that the spool may rotate relative to the device in use. The device defines a ribbon exit pathway for guiding the ribbon to a curling edge (19,47,115) whereby a length of ribbon drawn from the spool may be curled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1996
    Inventor: Fredric Goldstein
  • Patent number: 5381942
    Abstract: An improved adhesive tape dispenser is provided with a holding piece capable of being acted on by a spring to hold the adhesive tape securely to the surface of a rolling wheel so as to permit a user of the dispenser to locate easily the end of the adhesive tape. The dispenser is further provided with a pressing member capable of causing the holding piece to move away from the rolling wheel to release the adhesive tape at such time when the pressing member is pressed with a finger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 17, 1995
    Inventor: Ju-Chen Lin
  • Patent number: 5370916
    Abstract: The invention provides a longitudinally extending adhesive tape product adapted to be cut off into a plurality of tape segments by use of a transverse cutting edge. The product comprises a longitudinally extending tape wound into a roll, the tape having a first side which is adhesive free, a plurality of longitudinally separated indicia and a second side which has a corresponding plurality of longitudinally separated and transversely extending coating bands of pressure sensitive adhesive. The coating bands have leading and trailing edges and are separated by portions of the second side of the tape which are substantially adhesive free. The indicia are so located relative to the coating bands whereby when one of the indicia is aligned in a specified relation to the cutting edge and a tape segment is cut off, the cut off tape segment has a single one of the coating bands and the coating band on the cut off tape segment is located adjacent a transverse edge of the tape segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 6, 1994
    Inventor: Joseph C. Olsen
  • Patent number: 5363997
    Abstract: A one-piece, core mounted tape dispensing and cutting device wherein the free end of the tape is restrained against being withdrawn onto the roll of tape. The cutter preferably includes a blade which is elevated above the plane of the tape. The tape is withdrawn tangentially from the tape roll between tape tabs, which support the tape, and a tape trap, which presses the tape against the tabs. The tape trap preferably is a spring loaded projection connected to the body of the cutter at the base of the elevated blade. The tape trap is hingedly connected to the base of the blade so that it presses against the tape tabs with a spring action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 15, 1994
    Inventor: Rod W. Harris
  • Patent number: 5221033
    Abstract: A dispenser/separator for contamination-free dispensing of a supply of cut-separable medical devices is disclosed which includes anti-contamination structure for enclosing the supply. The anti-contamination structure includes an exit port for allowing the supply to be pulled therethrough in a first direction to expose a device. Also disclosed is a cutter for separating such an exposed device from the supply by pulling the supply against the cutter in a second direction that is at an oblique angle relative to the first direction. In the preferred embodiment, the exit port takes the form of a resistance control aperture, and the cutter takes the form of a stationary knife blade that is positioned adjacent the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1993
    Inventors: Douglas J. Klein, Paul E. Klein
  • Patent number: 5154335
    Abstract: The present invention provides in combination, a supply roll comprising an elongate liner, a multiplicity of electrodes, and a coating of moist adhesive on the electrodes that releasably adheres the electrodes in spaced relationship along the liner, and a refillable air-restricting dispenser comprising a plurality of walls forming a housing. The walls comprise a hollow tubular peripheral wall, and first and second opposite end walls, and define a central cavity within the housing. The peripheral wall has a slot communicating between inner and outer surfaces of the peripheral wall. The slot is adapted to afford passage of the liner with electrodes adhered thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1992
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Timothy S. Bredow, David L. Robbins
  • Patent number: 5080270
    Abstract: A container (10, 10A) for a long object (50) has an opening (18) which is formed in the container wall (12) at a position adjacent to an open end edge (14) of the container and which allows the long object to be extracted therethrough. A first notch (22) is formed in the open end edge spaced from the opening (18) so as to extend in the direction of length of the container. The first notch is capable of receiving a portion of the long object extracted through the opening. A second notch (3) spaced apart from the first notch is formed in the open end edge of the container so as to extend in the direction of the length of the container. The second notch (30) is provided with a cutter (40) in the bottom thereof. The arrangement is such that the portion of the long object which has been extracted past the first notch is forced into the second notch so as to be cut by the cutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 14, 1992
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hisao Kai
  • Patent number: 5071051
    Abstract: A tape dispenser comprising a molded plastic frame having a base wall portion with a tape cutting edge and a pair of flexurable side wall arm portions extending in generally parallel side-by-side relation from the base wall portion and provided with C-shaped wall portions having opposed arcuate hub portions extending inwardly therefrom and adapted to support a tape roll. The hub portions are provided with axially engageable and releasable locking means adjacent the free ends of the C-shaped wall portions for firmly joining the hub portions together thereat simply by relative pivotal flexure movement of the arm portions to rigidify the dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 10, 1991
    Assignee: Manco, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas A. Corbo, Brian A. Vulpitta, Alan R. Greenleaf, Richard J. Kicak, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5048738
    Abstract: The present invention provides a tape cutting tool having a body portion and one forward cutting edge. In one embodiment, resilient lateral sides of the body portion engage the outer sidewalls of a spool-less roll of tape; in a second embodiment the resilient lateral sides engage the inner sidewalls of a spool holding the tape; and in a third embodiment the lateral sides engage the outer sidewalls of a spool holding the tape. The tool is slideable along the periphery of the roll of tape or the spool holding the tape, and the forward cutting edge is employed to sever predetermined lengths of tape from the roll. In all embodiments, the tool is designed so that the leading edge of tape remaining on the tape roll, after a length of tape has been severed, is maintained apart from the tape roll to provide easy access to the leading edge when the next piece of tape is to be cut from the roll, and the tape is severed at an optimum angle relative to the cutting edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1986
    Date of Patent: September 17, 1991
    Inventor: Tom Cardamone
  • Patent number: 4961525
    Abstract: A tape dispenser comprising a molded plastic frame having a base wall portion with a tape cutting edge and a pair of flexurable side wall arm portions extending in generally parallel side-by-side relation from the base wall portion and provided with C-shaped wall portions having opposed arcuate hub portions extending inwardly therefrom and adapted to support a tape roll. The hub portions are provided with axially engageable and releasable locking means adjacent the free ends of the C-shaped wall portions for firmly joining the hub portions together thereat simply by relative pivotal flexure movement of the arm portions to rigidify the dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 9, 1990
    Assignee: Manco, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas A. Corbo, Brian A. Vulpitta, Alan R. Greenleaf, Richard J. Kicak, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4957234
    Abstract: A device is disclosed for the precise and rapid cutting of adhesive tape that is wound in rolls on reels. The device includes a runner with a transversal cutting blade at the top. The runner is externally clamped to the roll of adhesive tape by means of an elastic band that is placed transversally over the top of the runner. The band is hooked at opposite sides within concave annular grooves formed at both ends of a pin. The pin, in turn, is disposed extending through the reel around which the adhesive tape is wound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 18, 1990
    Inventor: Giorgio Orlandini
  • Patent number: 3993230
    Abstract: An adhesive tape dispenser provided with finger gripping openings for mounting the dispenser on the back of the hand so as to enable holding the dispenser on one hand while pulling the tape from the dispenser with the other hand and severing it so that the fingers of both hands can be employed to apply the severed tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1975
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1976
    Inventor: Thomas B. Oakes
  • Patent number: 3970230
    Abstract: A tape tearing device for removably applying to a roll of pressure sensitive tape comprises a generally U-shaped cutter including a blade affixed to the web of the cutter, the web terminating endwardly in a pair of depending, integral legs. The legs terminate downwardly in inwardly projecting shoulders suitable to loosely grip the core of a roll of tape. The legs are spaced apart a distance slightly greater than the width of the roll of tape and the shoulders extend inwardly a predetermined distance to define a clear space therebetween that is less than the width of the tape whereby the tape tearing device may be easily applied to a roll of tape by slightly spreading the legs and then the device is retained in association therewith by the natural spring bias of the legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1975
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1976
    Inventor: Alexander Horn