Blade Carrier Supports Package For Rotation Patents (Class 225/66)
  • Patent number: 8991674
    Abstract: An adhesive tape cutting device includes a cutting member and a supporting unit. The supporting unit includes a shaft seat mounted to the outer surface of an adhesive tape roll, a first pressing member disposed on the shaft seat, and a first supporting member disposed on the shaft seat. The cutting member is disposed on the shaft seat. The first pressing member has a biasing rod section extending from the shaft seat, and a pressing portion pressing against an inner surface of the adhesive tape roller. The first supporting member has a biasing rod section extending from the shaft seat such that the biasing rod sections of the first pressing member and the first supporting member flank the adhesive top roll, and a retaining portion retaining removably the pressing portion thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventor: Boy Lee
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130341373
    Abstract: A cutter assembly suitable for cutting BOPP adhesive tape and a tape dispenser incorporating the same. The cutter assembly has a row of plastic teeth where each tooth includes left and right front and rear faces, each face being disposed on a different plane, and where the planes intersect each other at the tip of the tooth. A front edge extends between the left and right front faces; a rear edge extends between the left and right rear faces; a left side edge extends between the right front and rear faces; and a right side edge extends between the left front face and the right rear face. The various edges are set at particular angles relative to each other. A protrusion for supporting the tape is provided rearwardly of the teeth and a braking mechanism is also provided on the dispenser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: KITARU INNOVATIONS INC.
    Inventors: Kapoor Chandaria, Kumud Shah
  • 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: 8443862
    Abstract: A dispensing aid is disclosed for attachment to an annular roll of tape that has an inside radial surface and an outer radial tape surface, such as a roll of masking tape for example. A pair of side risers each have at a lower end thereof an opposing, inwardly-projecting tab that is configured for sliding along the inside radial surface of the roll of tape. A top platform laterally spans the outer radial tape surface width and is fixed with an upper end of each riser. The distance between each riser may be adjustable to accommodate different tape roll widths. A cutting blade projects away from the top platform at a forward end of the platform. One of the risers may include a central slot wherein the riser is slidably engaged within the slot. The riser may include a pivot mechanism such that the riser may pivot from a vertical closed position to a horizontal open position, thereby facilitating the attachment and removal of the aid with the tape roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Inventor: Gregorio S. Manabat
  • Patent number: 8408265
    Abstract: A tape dispenser of the present invention includes an integrally-formed main body. The main body has a rack and two semi-crusts. The semi-crusts are pivotably connected to the rack, so that the semi-crusts can be closed for a tape roll to be received therein. Or, the semi-crusts can be opened for placing or replacing the tape roll. The rack has a front plate and a top plate. The front plate, the top plate, and the semi-crusts are rectangularly arranged. Thus, structure strength of the tape dispenser is increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Inventor: Chi-Tsai Chang
  • Patent number: 8251270
    Abstract: A plastic bag dispenser with side panels and guide bar includes: a) a base frame with a back and bottom section with open front adapted to hold a plastic bag roll; b) a swing arm and core rod adapted to receive a plastic bag roll for rotation and to move downwardly as the plastic bag roll is depleted; c) a first and second set of opposing side panels located on the base frame for stabilizing the movement of the plastic bag roll; d) an elongated open guide bar having a top and sides located on the open fronted bottom section for movement of bags from the plastic bag roll; and, e) a rip tongue located on the open fronted bottom section with an upward taper adapted to catch and separate a passing bag when pulled forward through the guide bar and over the rip tongue. Mounting mechanisms for the present invention are also detailed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Inteplast Group, Ltd.
    Inventor: Ben Tseng
  • Patent number: 8100042
    Abstract: An adhesive tape canister includes a reel to mount a roll of adhesive tape. When the adhesive tape needs to be cut, a handle portion of the adhesive tape canister is pressed, a first blade is moved towards the second blade. The adhesive tape can be cut by the first blade and the second blade in response to the first blade moving to the second blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yun-Jing Chen
  • 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: 7861904
    Abstract: A rolled tape dispenser that has a generally L-shaped body with a relatively short leg that supports a cutter blade and cover to extend transversely across the width of the cylindrical outer surface of a roll of tape, and a longer leg configured to extend along one of two opposite sides of the roll of tape. A spindle is configured to be inserted into a hollow central core of the roll of tape has an end region slidably connected to the longer leg for movement along the length of the longer leg. A resilient member connected to the body biases the spindle toward the cutter blade so that a roll of tape carried on the spindle has its generally cylindrical outer surface biased into engagement with the cutter blade, or, more preferably, into engagement with a thin portion of the shorter leg that underlies the cutter blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Process4
    Inventors: Curtis P. Taylor, Stephen E. Mika
  • 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: 7121312
    Abstract: A glue tape cutter includes a cutting table, a press plate, a holding blade, a cutting base, a knife blade and a shaft. The curved substrate is disposed at the bottom of the cutting table and the holding blade is fixed to the cutting table above the curved substrate. The cutting base is rotationally attached to the cutting table by way of the shaft being attached to the lateral covers of the cutting table. The knife blade is attached to the upper part of the cutting base and the holding blades are fixed to the cutting table above the press plate. Once the cutting base rotates, the glue tape can produce an adhered reversed fold part for the user easily tearing up the glue tape adhered to the paper box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2006
    Inventor: Tzu-Chen Yu
  • Patent number: 7014081
    Abstract: A device for drawing off and cutting a tape from a supply roll, a tubular core piece of the roll rotatably accommodating a bearing and guiding bracket which is formed from an elastically deformable curved piece and, at its free end, the curved bracket accommodating pins which are arranged transversely and pivotably mount two arms which are arranged parallel to each other and extend along the side surfaces of the roll, the free ends of the arms arranged parallel to each other being connected to each other via a transverse rib, and a cutting blade projecting from the plane of the transverse rib and, furthermore, holding wings which are aligned in the unwind direction of the tape and on which the free end of the tape rests being arranged at the front side of the parallel arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: tesa AG
    Inventors: Philip Ortin, Giorgio Orlandini
  • 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: 6874554
    Abstract: A tape dispenser having a frame, a cutter blade and at least one pair of projections disposed on the opposed interior surfaces of the side walls is disclosed. The distance between the projections is less than the distance between the interior surfaces of the side walls and is also less than the width of the tape held in the dispenser. The tape dispenser may also include a pair of tabs either associated with the projections or positioned between the projections and the tape mount. The dispenser is adapted to hold a roll of adhesive tape therein and because of the decreased distance between the projections, the tape assumes a convex shape when viewed from the front end of the dispenser. The shape of the tape and position of the tabs and projections causes the tape to be biased into contact with the interior of the front end of the dispenser. This helps to keep the free end of the tape out of contact with the roll in the dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2005
    Inventor: Ashok Chandaria
  • 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20040011473
    Abstract: A tape dispenser comprises a cylindrical hub for rotatably supporting a roll of tape, and a dispensing arm extends radially outwardly of the hub and has a tape guide on the bottom thereof by which tape is arched concavely toward an underlying surface as the tape is displaced from the dispenser and applied to the underlying surface. A brake arrangement on the dispenser is operable manually by a user to stop or otherwise control rotation of a tape roll during a dispensing operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2003
    Publication date: January 22, 2004
    Applicant: Henkel Consumer Adhesives, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter R. Van Tyle, Jose M. Martinez
  • Patent number: 6672532
    Abstract: A tape dispenser. The dispenser includes a main body having a connecting board, two side arms at opposite ends of the connecting board respectively, two roll mounts at interior sides of the side arms respectively, four guiding pieces at interior sides of the side arms and below the connecting board and a cutting portion at exterior side of the side arm. A tape roll can be installed at between the side arms by inserting the roll mounts into a central hole of the tape roll. Each roll mount is provided with two stop arms extended substantially parallel to the rotating axis of the tape roll, which has a free end and a block on the exterior side thereof. The blocks are pressed by the tape roll to make the stop arms bent so that they will provide a friction to the tape roll, and a cutter is mounted on the connecting board for cutting a tape of the tape roll off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2004
    Inventor: Harrison Huang
  • Patent number: 6668697
    Abstract: An automatic cutting device for an adhesive-tape holder includes a handle, a blade holder, a blade and a press plate. The blade holder is provided with two fixing studs and a receiving groove. The blade has two oval holes fitted around the fixing studs of the blade holder. The blade slide base is mounted on the blade to activate the blade to move forward, and provided with two oval holes, a projecting stud and a spring. The press plate is formed with a push plate at the lower end for pushing the blade slide base. The blade is sandwiched between the blade slide base and the blade holder to be guided and restricted in shifting, so that it can automatically cut off an adhesive tape with precision when the press plate is pressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2003
    Inventor: Hsiu-Man Yu Chen
  • Patent number: 6666898
    Abstract: An adhesive-tape cutting device of an adhesive-tape holder includes a side plate provided on one side of a blade holder of the adhesive-tape holder. The side plate is provided with a support rod and a pivotal shaft. A press plate is formed with a push plate at its lower end to push a slide base together with a blade to move forward, with a curved support member formed between the press plate and the push plate and rested against the support rod of the side plate. The curved support member rests against the support rod serving as a fulcrum, operating the press plate with a little force to let the blade cut off an adhesive tape easily. The press plate is sandwiched between the support rod and the slide base, so it is needless to be additionally provided with any fixing member, economizing cost and facilitating assembling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2003
    Inventor: Hsiu-Man Yu Chen
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 6152398
    Abstract: A tape dispenser includes a body, a cutter base formed vertically and integral with a front portion of the bottom plate, and a tape retainer. The bottom plate has its rear portion on which a vertical post is provided integral with the bottom plate, having a free upper end. The tape retainer has a vertical semi-circular wall and a cylinder formed on an inner surface of the vertical semi-circular wall to fit around the post on the bottom plate so that the tape retainer may be rotated with the post functioning as a pivot for a certain distance back and forth. Then the tape retainer can be rotated to let the tape dispenser become a small dimensions so as to be placed in a center hollow of an adhesive tape for putting away.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2000
    Inventor: Hsiu-Man Yu Chen
  • Patent number: 5878932
    Abstract: An adhesive tape dispenser comprises a main body, a cutter, and a locating member. The main body has two parallel shoulders for accommodating an adhesive tape roll. The cutter is fastened at one end of the main body for severing the adhesive tape. The locating member is mounted detachably between the two shoulders for preventing the shoulders from being deformed by the pressure of a hand holding the shoulders in the course of the dispensing of the adhesive tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1999
    Inventor: Harrison Huang
  • Patent number: 5820005
    Abstract: A roll tape dispenser adapted to be made by injection molding is provided. The roll tape dispenser includes an integral molded frame, a generally planar tape guide portion, a pair of side walls extending rearwardly from the tape guide portion, a pair of hubs supported by each of the side walls, the hubs adapted to support a roll of tape having a selected inside radius of curvature, each hub comprising an arcuate top portion and two hub side portions. The hub side portions have surfaces which converge downwardly below a parting line on the frame and converge upwardly above the parting line whereby the dispenser can be molded in a slideless mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1998
    Assignee: Manco, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerzy Perkitny, William W. Knox, Sr., Brian A. Vulpitta, Glenn M. Kaiser
  • Patent number: 5490625
    Abstract: An improved paper towel and toilet paper portable dispenser is provided, which consists of a housing having a cylindrical body, a pair of end walls and a longitudinal flap between the end walls, to provide an opening in the cylindrical body of the housing. Components are for rotatively retaining a roll of paper toweling/toilet tissues within the cylindrical body of the housing between the pair of end walls, so that a free portion of the roll can extend through the opening in the cylindrical body of the housing. A serrated cutting blade is along an edge of the opening in the cylindrical body of the housing for tearing off the free portion of the roll, so that a person can utilize the free portion. A strap is affixed to one of the retaining components for carrying the dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 13, 1996
    Inventor: Patricia A. Myatt
  • 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: 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: 4928864
    Abstract: A portable dispenser for dispensing a variety of tape materials which includes a base portion formed as a C-shaped or continuous clamp which is engageable over the back of an individual's hand so as to not interfere with the normal use of the fingers and thumb and which supports a tape supply housing and a cutter assembly which are spaced relative to one another so that a length of tape may be extended from the tape supply housing with the free end thereof positioned adjacent a cutting edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 29, 1990
    Inventors: Jerry Walker, Troy Waddell
  • Patent number: 4884734
    Abstract: A small, lightweight ornamental tape dispenser is adapted for hand held, desk top, or wall mounted use, and accomodates both right and left handed withdrawal of tape while remaining in a wall mounted position. A wall mounting means, a tape roll holding means, and a free standing base means are disposed at the rear side of an ornamental planar front wall member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 1987
    Date of Patent: December 5, 1989
    Assignee: Manco, Inc.
    Inventors: John J. Kahl, Jr., Brian A. Vulpitta, Thomas A. Corbo, Craig M. Saunders, John R. Nottingham
  • Patent number: 4793537
    Abstract: A rolled adhesive tape holder having a cutting edge located at a position near to a recess provided so as to allow the tip of the tape which is adhered to the cutting edge to be separated by being pressed with finger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1987
    Date of Patent: December 27, 1988
    Assignee: Plus Corporation
    Inventor: Hidefumi Amagaya
  • Patent number: 4756460
    Abstract: A paper web (3) forming a roll is drawn therefrom in a direction perpendicular to the roll axis, passed over a direction changing guide edge (4), and is separated from the roll against a tear edge (5) located in the proximity of one end of the roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 12, 1988
    Assignee: Mo Och Domsjo Aktiebolag
    Inventor: Lennart Ornros
  • Patent number: 4711384
    Abstract: An ergonomically shaped tape dispensing and cutting device adapted to snap over a roll of masking tape or the like and be retained on the roll, affording a convenient tearing edge for severing the tape. The device is preferably a one-piece molded plastic article comprising a top wall which rides over the outer periphery of the tape roll and two flexible side walls which depend from the top section and flank opposite sides of the roll of tape when the invention is positioned on a roll of tape. A cutting blade may be fixed to or integrally formed with the dispenser. Inwardly projecting shoulders are fixed to the front bottom surface of the side walls in opposing spaced relation and serve to spread the side walls apart as the tape dispenser and cutter is pressed down over a roll of tape. As the shoulders clear the inner core of the tape roll, the shoulders are snapped back beneath the core of the roll and serve to retain the invention on the roll of tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1987
    Date of Patent: December 8, 1987
    Inventor: Rod W. Harris
  • Patent number: 4627560
    Abstract: A tape dispenser comprising a frame having a tape guide portion with a cutter blade at its outer edge, side wall portions attached to opposite edges of the guide portion and projecting past an inner end of the guide portion, and opposed arcuate hub portions attached to and projecting inwardly from the side wall portions in positions spaced from the guide portion. The hub portions are adapted to support a roll of pressure sensitive adhesive coated tape having a three inch diameter central opening and are adapted to mechanically interlock to rigidify the dispenser when tape is pulled from the roll along the guide portion and the cutter blade is used to cut the tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 9, 1986
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Bruce E. Samuelson
  • Patent number: 4606485
    Abstract: A surveyor's ribbon or tape dispenser which is designed to be carried on a person's belt which includes a reel from which a ribbon tape may be selectively dispensed by urging the ribbon or tape outwardly beyond the end of and against the pressure of a spring biased retention arm and which also includes a fixed U-shaped cutter element mounted along an intermediate portion of the retention arm at a point spaced from the end thereof for use in severing a selected portion of the ribbon or tape from the reel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1985
    Date of Patent: August 19, 1986
    Inventor: Freddy D. Rankin
  • Patent number: 4453657
    Abstract: A dispensing package (10) adapted to be mounted on a tubular roll (12) of sheet material (13) to be dispensed therefrom, the roll (12) having ends (16) and a hollow core (18). The dispensing package (10) includes a unitary, molded plastic body (20) selected to be substantially as long as the roll (12) and having upper and under surfaces (22, 24). The under surface (24) includes an arcuate contact surface (26) adapted to slidingly engage a portion of the circumference of the roll (12). The contact surface (26) extends to first and second side edges (28, 30), at least one of which is a cutting edge (32) extending generally parallel to the axis of a roll (12) engaged in the dispensing package (10). Opposed body ends (40) extend generally radially over the ends of the roll (12), and a roll retainer (42) extends from each body end (40) toward the opposed body end (40 ). The roll retainers (42) are adapted to extend into the hollow core (18) of a roll (12) to retain it within the body (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1982
    Date of Patent: June 12, 1984
    Inventor: Joseph R. Kuehn
  • Patent number: 4441642
    Abstract: The disclosure teaches a dispensing package for elongated strands, such as cord, thread, yarn or the like, wound on a spool. The package is made of a rigid but flexible material, and preferably, an oleofin plastic material. The package includes a floor member and a parallel ceiling member spaced from the floor member by a wall structure. The wall structure includes a two-walled arrangement consisting of two walls at an angle to each other and connected to each other at a common edge thereof. A third wall is opposite to the two-wall arrangement and consists of tab members extending from both the floor and ceiling members. Attachment means are included on the tab so that the third wall can be either fastened or unfastened. An opening in the two-walled arrangement includes a blade holder which extends into the opening. Side notches in the side edges of the two-walled arrangement comprise retaining means for retaining the free end of the strands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 1982
    Date of Patent: April 10, 1984
    Assignee: Stanbel Ltd.
    Inventor: Henry Finkel
  • Patent number: 4405068
    Abstract: A portable roll-riding tape cutter comprises two cooperative collapsibly interengageable members, one of which engages with the outer perimeter of the tape roll and the other of which engages with the inner diameter of the ring-shaped core of the roll. Telescopically engageable legs on the members straddle the sides of the roll and are equipped with complementary separably interdigitating retaining ribs. One or both of the members may be provided with curved bearing surfaces substantially matching the roll surface curvature to facilitate maximum severed tape strip utilization from the roll by use of the assembly. Clearance recesses in the legs facilitate digital manipulation and improve the resiliency of the leg. Channels on the legs of one of the members and complementary base bars on the other of the members carry the interdigitating retaining ribs and also maintain the members against displacement relative to one another circumferentially of the roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1981
    Date of Patent: September 20, 1983
    Inventor: Bruce A. Blair
  • Patent number: 4401248
    Abstract: A dispensing container formed of molded plastic and paperboard includes a pair of integral, molded plastic cylindrical supporting members bonded by the insert injection molding process to opposing surfaces of end walls of housing structure and is adapted for cooperation with each other to support a roll containing material to be dispensed from the roll. At the same time the supporting members are formed, an integral, molded plastic cutting member is also bonded by the insert injection molding process to the housing and extends between the end walls thereof for cutting material dispensed from the roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1981
    Date of Patent: August 30, 1983
    Assignee: Container Corporation of America
    Inventor: Charles R. Helms
  • Patent number: 4358328
    Abstract: A method for anchoring a metal tape-cutting blade to a thermoplastic resin frame of a tape dispenser. The plate is pierced to produce a plurality of plate portions projecting around an opening. The projections are positioned against the frame. Ultrasonics are used to locally heat the frame while the projections are pressed into it, whereupon a portion of the thermoplastic frame material flows into the opening between the projections and upon solidification holds the blade in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1981
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1982
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Walter C. Pearson
  • Patent number: 4225071
    Abstract: A device for severing selected lengths of so-called masking tape from a supply roll, which device is of the type that, for convenience in use, is attached directly to the roll, and in connection with which there has been obviated any springs or the like that adversely affects the tracking of the device about the roll. Instead, the cutting implement of the within device is pivotally traversable and thus effectively takes up the diminishment in the height of the type by partaking of this degree of movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1978
    Date of Patent: September 30, 1980
    Inventor: Don Laviano
  • Patent number: 4194658
    Abstract: A paper towel dispenser includes a T-shaped base with the center leg defining a handle permitting the dispenser to be hand held for portability. The base further includes structure for demountably attaching the dispenser to a wall or other object. A pair of support arms extend from the opposite ends of the cross bar of the base to support a roll of towels therebetween and a retainer and cutter bar extends between the support arms at the end remote from the base for preventing the roll of towels from inadvertently unwinding and for providing a cutter against which the towels can be individually torn from the roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 1978
    Date of Patent: March 25, 1980
    Inventor: Arlow H. Tschudin
  • Patent number: 4093138
    Abstract: A portable apparatus for holding and dispensing a coiled strip of ribbon-like material, such as tack strip which is used in the upholstery business, includes a pair of parallel rods which are rigidly connected at first end thereof, with the length of said rods being substantially longer than the radius of a full coil of the material. The separation of the rods is only slightly greater than the width of the ribbon-like material. An arm is pivotably connected to and mounted between the pair of rods intermediate the length of said arm and relatively near one end thereof, so as to divide the arm into longer and shorter portions. The longer portion of the arm is curved inwardly to the extent that its distal end lies near the periphery of a coil of the material. Means, such as a cotter pin, holds the coil between the rods. A spring is mounted for biasing the arm toward general longitudinal alignment with the rods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1976
    Date of Patent: June 6, 1978
    Inventor: Robert E. Shafer