With Fixed Blade And Support For Wound Package Patents (Class 225/77)
  • Patent number: 10202255
    Abstract: A dispensing roll lock device comprises at least one rod and end caps designed to attach to ends of the rods. The rod is sized to be inserted through end locks on sides of a dispensing box and through the roll in the box. The end caps secure the rod in the box so that the roll of the dispensing box is secured in the box when dispensing material from the roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventor: Gail Frances Sabol
  • Patent number: 9868222
    Abstract: A tool for use with wrapping paper comprises a unitary, plastic stick and a length of at least 18 inches. The stick extends linearly and has serrations defined in the plastic stick on a first side and has a non-serrated second side, opposite the first side, separated by a width. The serrations are adjacent a bracing surface and are parallel to the wrapping paper when the bracing surface is disposed on top of the wrapping paper. In particular embodiments, a non-skid feature can be added to the bracing surface, as well as a lip to self-orient the tool relative to the edge of wrapping paper. The tool can be provided within the hollow central core of a roll of wrapping paper, and enclosed therein by a clear plastic wrap. A product resulting from a 3D printing process is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Inventor: David Leason
  • Patent number: 8950645
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a tape holder for supporting a tape roll and cutting tape from the tape roll. The tape holder includes a first holder body and a second holder body. The first holder body has an overall ‘E’ shape and includes a cutting part which is provided on a first end of the first holder body and on which a cutter is formed to cut the tape; a support part which is provided on a second end of the first holder body to support the tape holder on a support surface; and a coupling part provided on a medial portion of the first holder body to support the tape roll. The second holder body has the same shape as that of the first holder body. The coupling parts of the first and second holder bodies are coupled to each other in a center hole of the tape roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventor: Yoon-ho Moon
  • Patent number: 8905283
    Abstract: An angled core slot dispenser includes an inclined platform sized and shaped to fit beneath a roll of film bags wound on a hollow central core. A core pin has first and second ends, is sized and shaped to fit slidably within the central core and has at least one notch that extends across one of the ends. First and second guide slots are sized, shaped and located to fit slidably about the ends of the core pin. At least one guide rail is located between outer edges of at least one of the guide slots and is sized and shaped to slidably engage the at least one notch. A bag stream guide, side constraints and a snagging hook are attached to the bag dispenser. The dispenser may be attached to an adapter for a bin mounted to a vertical surface formerly used to hold a single wide bag roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Inventor: Daniel Brian Tan
  • Publication number: 20140263525
    Abstract: A tape dispenser includes a hollow body and a blade unit. The body has a frame, a blade seat and an opening. A reception portion is formed between the body and the frame so as to accommodate the tape. The opening communicates with inside of the body and the blade unit is located in the blade seat. The blade unit has a blade for cutting the tape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: CHEN-HSIUNG CHEN
  • Publication number: 20140263528
    Abstract: A tape dispenser comprises a body supporting a blade having a base, a point and two blade sides extending from the base to the point, and a plate, the plate located in close proximity to the blade, the blade and the plate each extending laterally with respect to the longitudinal axis of the body and to the same side of the body. The point of the blade is in the form of a spike, the cross-section of the spike being less than the cross-section of the blade, and the spike including a free end, the free end of the spike including a tape engaging surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Geoffrey Joseph Ormerod
  • Patent number: 8794291
    Abstract: The invention is based on the aim of providing a novel office tool, and a corresponding method, wherein various application advantages of known office tools are combined. The invention provides an adhesive tape stamp 1 that is configured to implement a course of movement, wherein an adhesive tape section having a defined length is pressed onto an object in a stamping device, having a separating device 12, which is configured and/or disposed in order to separate an adhesive tape end as the adhesive tape section 23 from a continuous adhesive tape 19 at a separation point 22, and having a stamping device 11, wherein the stamping device 11 is configured and/or disposed to press the adhesive tape end and/or the adhesive tape section 23 onto the object in the stamping direction 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Boehler GmbH
    Inventors: Christoph Boehler, Dieter Lessig
  • Patent number: 8727194
    Abstract: A center portion (30) of a V-shaped cutter blade (20) includes center large teeth (31) and center middle teeth 32 the tooth height of which is less than the tooth height of the center large teeth (31). End portions (50) of the cutter blade (20) each include first end teeth (51) and second end teeth (52) the tooth height of which is less than the tooth height of the first end teeth (51). Tooth tops of the first end teeth 51 of each end portion (50) are located on a straight line (L1), which extends through tooth tops of the center large teeth (31) located on one of the right half and the left half of the center portion (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Kureha Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Hideoka, Tadashi Umetsu, Asako Saeki, Yoshikazu Amano, Makoto Unino, Shinichi Sekine, Kenichi Ishii, Takayuki Seki
  • Patent number: 8720763
    Abstract: A tape dispenser includes a housing having an outer surface and is configured to contain a roll of adhesive tape. Coupled to the outer surface of the housing includes features of an animal including at least one animal leg coupled to the housing and extending outwardly from the outer surface of the housing. The at least one animal leg moves relative to and along the outer surface of the housing upon adhesive tape being dispensed from the roll of adhesive tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas P. Kuehn, Stacy L. Abel, Vân Hong Tran Monnier
  • Patent number: 8714428
    Abstract: A sheet product dispenser includes a housing to partially enclose a roll of sheet product, at least one end-opening at a longitudinal end of the housing to load said roll within the housing, and a longitudinal slit along a length of the housing to allow a leading edge of said sheet product to be unrolled therethrough defined by an upper and lower lip of the housing. The upper lip can flex to contact the lower lip to hold the sheet product in place during a cutting operation. The dispenser may further include a deforming projection disposed on a portion of the lower lip to deform the sheet product during a cutting operation to prevent roll-back of the sheet product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Reynolds Consumer Products Inc.
    Inventors: David Mallard, Bruce Robbins, Anthony Rogers
  • Publication number: 20130334273
    Abstract: A tape dispenser comprises a tape roll housing comprising a tape dispensing mechanism. The tape dispensing mechanism comprises a dispenser opening in the housing, a moving cover connected to the housing by a hinge, a cutting edge located at the outermost edge of the moving cover, a first landing surface defining the edge of the dispenser opening closest to the hinge, and a second landing surface located on the moving cover adjacent to the cutting edge. The landing surfaces are configured such the tape is formed into a cross-web concave shape between the first landing surface and the second landing surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Joel K. Hagglund, Scott D. Pearson
  • Patent number: 8499812
    Abstract: A tape dispensing system having an interior dispenser frame with an interior wall. The interior wall has lateral edges. Extending between the lateral edges are a curved edge and a corner. The interior dispenser frame also has a top wall having its lateral edges. Extending between those lateral edges is a first locking edge. The first locking edge has a locking cut out. The interior dispenser frame has a dispenser spool assembly with a first base. Extending from the first base are concave sections, the concave sections being connected by convex sections. An exterior dispenser plate has an exterior wall. The exterior wall also has lateral edges. Extending between those lateral edges are a curved edge and another locking edge. This locking edge also has a locking cut out. The exterior dispenser plate further has a plate spool assembly with a circular wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Inventor: William Guerra
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130092716
    Abstract: A system for processing a line of material along a path and a tear-assist apparatus. The tear-assist comprising a driving portion that drives the line of material along the path, a sensing unit that detects pulling of the line of material in a first direction along the path away from the driving portion, and a cutting member for cutting the line of material. The sensing unit can be associated with the driving portion such that upon detecting movement of the line in the first direction, the sensing unit causes the driving portion to drive the line of material in a second direction along the path for drawing the line of material against the cutting member to cut the line of material. In another configuration, when the sensing unit detects the movement in the first direction, the sensing unit can cause the driving portion to, drive the line of material in the second direction sufficiently for severing the portion of the line of material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: PREGIS INNOVATIVE PACKAGING, INC.
    Inventor: PREGIS INNOVATIVE PACKAGING, INC.
  • 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: 8381957
    Abstract: The invention relates to a bag (30) dispenser comprising a receptacle (10) inside which a supply of bags (30) is located. Said bags (30) form a supply roll (37). The dispenser further comprises a device for accommodating or mounting said roll (37) in a housing (1). The housing (1) has at least one gap (17) through which individual bags (30) can be discharged from the housing (1). One respective tearing mechanism (20) is assigned to said gap (17).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Inventors: Hugo Bürli, Samuel Bürli
  • Publication number: 20120292364
    Abstract: A meat trussing system incorporates the use of an elastomeric net to receive and restrain meats and other food components. At least one flexible wrapper encases the food products forming a cylindrical mass having a low coefficient of friction with respect to the elastomeric net. The wrapper is preferably provided with at least one perforation adapted to be circumferentially disposed near the midpoint of the food products within the elastomeric net. The wrapping sheets are formed in a continuous roll containing a longitudinal perforation. The roll may be disposed within a dispensing device having a cutting tool to allow for the detachment of any number of sheets of a predetermined length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: JETNET CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daniel Droz, Donald G. Sartore, William L. Sartore
  • Publication number: 20110253762
    Abstract: A tissue cutting device is for cutting a tissue roll having a rolling section and an extension section. The rolling section is disposed about a core. The extension section is extended from one end of the rolling section and has a distal end. The tissue cutting device includes an abutting element and a lever element. The lever element is pivotable and has a first section and a section. A distal end of the first section is a first end. A distal end of the second section is a second end. A gap is defined between the abutting element and the first end for the extension section to extend therethrough. The extension section is divided into a preserving section and a serving section. The preserving section is between the gap and the rolling section. The serving section is between the gap and the distal end of the extension section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2010
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Inventor: KE-TA WANG
  • Publication number: 20110233255
    Abstract: A paper roll holder and dispenser having the ability to lock the roll in a non-rotating condition to allow the tear-off of individual sheets is described. The dispenser utilizes a tear bar coupled to a locking mechanism within the roll support to frictionally prevent rotation of the roll from the interior. An alternative dispenser utilizes a container with an inclined surface for retaining a paper roll at a feed opening during use. A pivotable tear bar positioned proximate the feed opening alternately allows dispensing of the paper from the feed opening and blocks dispensing from the feed opening when a tearing motion is applied to the tear bar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2010
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Inventor: Nick Y. Tiamson
  • Patent number: 7980286
    Abstract: Herein is disclosed a device and method for attaching a tab to an elongate length of double-sided adhesive tape, the tab protruding beyond a terminal end of the elongate length of tape and being attached to both surfaces of the adhesive tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Joseph T. Bartusiak, James F. Pitzen
  • Publication number: 20110108599
    Abstract: A film dispenser that includes a housing configured to receive and hold a roll of film. The housing has a dispensing opening through which a section of film can pass. The housing also has a lid that is movable between an open position where the dispensing opening is open and a closed position in which the dispensing opening is substantially closed. The lid has a film presentation member that is positioned to contact and hold a portion of the film when the lid is in the closed position and to present said portion of film within the dispensing opening for grasping when the lid is moved to the open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Applicant: Multix Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Anthony Nottingham, Paul Maguire
  • Patent number: 7918262
    Abstract: The present invention provides a tape cutting dispenser comprising a body, a pair of a holders and a cutting device. The body has two opposite walls, each of the walls has a hole and an accommodating space is formed between the two walls. The holder is disposed in the hole. Each of the holders has a protruding portion protruding toward the wall along an axial direction and further has an elastic element. The elastic element has axial flexibility and the elasticity bending away from the axial direction, such that the protruding portion of the holder is recoverably bendable away from the axial direction. The cutting device is disposed on the body opposite to the accommodating space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Caimon Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tzu-Chin Chiu
  • Publication number: 20100252600
    Abstract: The adhesive tape dispensing device contains a body having at least a tray with a lateral pivot along a front bottom edge of the body, and at least a tape holder having at least a front side, a lateral through groove along a front bottom corner, a lateral blade along a front top corner, a lateral axle for holding a roll of adhesive tape, and a concave between the front side and the axle. Each tape holder is removably attached to the pivot by embedding the pivot to the through groove. Each tape holder is capable of rotating forward to facilitate access and cut-off to tapes and of rotating backward about the pivot to restore original position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2009
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Inventor: CHI-TSAI CHANG
  • Patent number: 7637452
    Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing a repositionable adhesive note paper from a roll includes a housing defining an interior and a discharge opening. A drive system of the dispenser includes a roller rotatably mounted within the housing interior and a motor engaging the roller to rotate the roller with respect to the housing about a central axis of the roller. A pressure member is located within the housing and is preferably movable with between an engaged position where it urges the paper into contact with the roller and a disengaged position where it is separated from the roller to permit loading of paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: Rex Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Maurice Kanbar, Albert Kolvites
  • Publication number: 20090302084
    Abstract: An adhesive tape cutter includes a pair of fastening portions at the right and left sides such that both sides of an adhesive tape roll are enclosed by the fastening portions. The top of the fastening portions is fitted with an inclined resilient tongue and formed with a tape-guiding slot. A slide slot is formed in the side wall of the fastening portions in which a slider of a slide cap fits in such a way that a proper sliding action is achieved. Moreover, a plurality of resilient supports are integrally formed in a tape-receiving cavity defined by both of the fastening portions such that an adhesive tape roll may be constantly pushed by the resilient supports for creating a certain clamping relationship between the adhesive tape roll and the fastening portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2008
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Inventor: Yu Chin Liu
  • Patent number: 7537036
    Abstract: An adhesive tape cutter provided with a double-portion forming means that folds a longitudinal side edge of a predetermined width of adhesive tape in the direction that its adhesive face is facing to form a double portion as a non-adhesive portion by pulling out the adhesive tape through between adhesive face-side members disposed on the side faced by the adhesive face and non-adhesive face-side members disposed on the side faced by a non-adhesive face thereof with both the members contacting and pressing against the adhesive tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Inventors: Hidejiro Namekawa, Mitsuaki Imazeki
  • Publication number: 20090078733
    Abstract: A movable body linearly movable in the direction of the thickness of a pullout section of a roll, supported at a support section, is provided on the adhesive surface side of the pullout section. A blade body is provided on one side in the width direction of the pullout section such that the longitudinal direction of an edge is the thickness direction of the pullout section. One side in the longitudinal direction of the edge of the blade body is swingably supported, and a position displaced from the center of the swing of the blade body is connected to the movable body in an associated manner so that the blade body can swing, in association with linear movement of the movable body, from a position separated from the pullout section to the pullout section side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2006
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Inventor: Chizu Yagyu
  • Patent number: 7441580
    Abstract: A magnetic adhesive tape holder includes an upper housing and a lower housing movably received in the upper housing. Two first resilient members are provided between the upper and lower housings to give the lower housing a tendency to move away from the upper housing. A clamping member is formed on the upper housing and extends into the second housing. The clamping member is in an open status when the upper housing is not pressed towards the lower housing, and in a closed status when the upper housing is pressed towards the lower housing. A first gear and a second gear are rotatably mounted on the second rear wall and engaged with each other. A cutting member is mounted on the second rear wall and beneath the first gear. A roll of magnetic adhesive tape provided in the holder can be automatically and easily cut off with a determined length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Assignee: Jasdi Magnet Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Yi-Ju Lee
  • Patent number: 7393430
    Abstract: A tape gun is provided having a pistol-grip type handle supporting a tape dispensing roller upon which a roll of tape is mounted for rotatable dispensing. A tape pressure plate guides the dispensed tape onto a package, with a guide roller mounted in the tape path between the dispensing roller and the pressure plate. The roller is made of or incorporates a magnetic material, such as a neodymium magnet or equivalent. The packaging tape itself incorporates a magnetically attractive material, such as iron dust or wires or other magnetic metal within or on the tape backing in a manner that comes in contact with the magnetic guide roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2008
    Inventor: Justin R. Herman
  • Patent number: 7370782
    Abstract: The inventive tape dispenser includes a cover and a base. The cover includes a forward section, a saddle, a rounded back section, and first and second sidewalls extending downwardly from the forward section and saddle. The forward section of the cover includes a first end from which a means for cutting extends. The base includes a semicircular tape holding portion having a first side opposite a second side, a mounting surface and an inner surface. The inner surface of the base includes a means for gripping the dispenser. The base also includes an arm, a land area extending at an angle from the arm and an edge extending an angle from the land area. The edge is disposed substantially parallel to and proximate to the second sidewall of the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2008
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Craig Thompson, Dennis L. Crawford, Peter Newbould, Sigurdur Thorsteinsson, Steven E. Turch
  • Publication number: 20080067211
    Abstract: A tape dispenser, useful for storing, dispensing, and cutting a roll of duct tape, or similar wide, heavy, hard-to-tear tape. The dispenser is formed in two axially-registered and rotationally-mated halves. The dispenser can also include a mating wall-mounted or shelf-mounted receptacle that releasably mounts the dispenser on a convenient surface, and that allows tape to be dispensed and torn with one hand from the receptacle-mounted dispenser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2006
    Publication date: March 20, 2008
    Inventors: Richard W. Steele, Wendy Steele
  • Patent number: 7178707
    Abstract: The present invention 10 discloses a tape dispenser having a plurality of spindles 26 that will hold various width tape rolls 14 within a housing 30 containing compartments for the tape rolls. The housing 30 is comprised of a rigid material having a plurality of grooves 28 on opposing walls of the housing for axially mounting spindles 26 holding tape rolls 14 therewith. There are serrated members 20 extending from the housing 30 enabling tape to be sheared into any length needed. Cover 16 also has pivots 22 and a locking element 24.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2007
    Inventor: Sheila Bokina
  • Patent number: 7175062
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Assignee: Kitaru Innovations Inc.
    Inventor: Kumud Shah
  • 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: 7066367
    Abstract: A tape dispenser has first and second half-shells, with a dispensing end and a cutter end, and a first cutter member formed in and integral with the first half-shell, and having a plurality of upwardly directed serrations which define serrated cutting teeth at the top ends. First and second cutter retainer walls are provided; and a removable second cutter member is adapted to overlie the serrated cutting teeth of the first cutter member, and having a plurality of serrated cutting teeth of the same size and depth as those of said first cutter member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Assignee: Conros Corporation
    Inventors: Ashok Chandaria, Kumud Shah
  • Patent number: 7036701
    Abstract: A trash disposal device and method is provided that can be used to dispose litter and cigarette litter in particular. The device includes sheets of material forming a rectangular box casing that has a slot. Heat resistant material sheets are positioned within the casing such that the sheets may be pulled out of the casing through the slot. A sheet can be pulled out from the device and shaped into an ashtray-like shape that can be used to collect for instance cigarette litter. The ashtray-like shape with the litter can be folded up into a small package and then be placed in a storage area that could be part of the device. The trash disposal device could be assembled with foldable material to form the casing with a slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: Worldwide Safety, LLC
    Inventor: Guadalupe C. Garcia
  • Patent number: 6988690
    Abstract: An adhesive tape holder includes a sucker unit, a link, a blade seat, a guide rack, a support rack, and a rotation wheel. Thus, the adhesive tape holder is attached on a plane rigidly and stably, thereby facilitating the user operating the adhesive tape holder so as to pull the adhesive tape outward easily and conveniently. In addition, the adhesive tape holder is available for a horizontal plane and a vertical plane, thereby facilitating the user operating the adhesive tape holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2006
    Assignee: Luh Da Industry Corp.
    Inventor: Fu-Lu Hsu
  • Patent number: 6974060
    Abstract: A multiple roll tape dispenser consists of a spool unit and a spool housing assembly. The spool unit consists of a first end cap connected to a second end cap by at least one inner tape roll supporting cross member for rotatably supporting a first tape roll having a first inner diameter and a plurality of outer tape roll supporting cross members for rotatably supporting a second tape roll having a second inner diameter being greater than the inner diameter of the first tape roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2005
    Assignee: Bel-Art Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Francis Gomes, David Landsberger, Paul Thom
  • 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: 6826985
    Abstract: A dispenser having a transfer mechanism for transferring between a first source and a second source of sheet material, and a method for transferring between the first source and the second source. Dispensing is transferred from a first source to a second source upon an absence of sheet material from the first source. The transfer mechanism includes a transfer roller with a slot to receive a free end of sheet material from the second source. The transfer roller also includes a plurality of raised portions, the raised portions are free to rotate through a dispensing roller when there is an absence of sheet material from the first source. This rotation introduces the free end of sheet material from the second source to the dispensing roller, and allows dispensing from the second source. Afterwards, the transfer roller is set to receive sheet material from a new source of sheet material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Corporation
    Inventor: Joshua M. Broehl
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20040182905
    Abstract: A multiple roll tape dispenser consists of a spool unit and a spool housing assembly. The spool unit consists of a first end cap connected to a second end cap by at least one inner tape roll supporting cross member for rotatably supporting a first tape roll having a first inner diameter and a plurality of outer tape roll supporting cross members for rotatably supporting a second tape roll having a second inner diameter being greater than the inner diameter of the first tape roll.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2003
    Publication date: September 23, 2004
    Inventors: Francis Gomes, David Landsberger, Paul Thom
  • 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20040060955
    Abstract: A tape-cutting device includes a bladed main body and a holding member. The main body straddles an outer circumferential surface of a ring-shaped tape, and includes a top portion having a blade provided at a front edge thereof and two legs downward extended from two rear lateral sides of the top portion with a plurality of locating slots vertically spaced thereon. The holding member has two insertion slots formed near two lateral ends for engaging with the two legs of the main body so as to extend across an inner circumferential surface of the ring-shaped tape. Each insertion slot has a locating block provided at an outer side thereof for selectively engaging with one of the locating slots on the legs of the main body. The tape-cutting device has small volume for mounting on the ring-shaped tape to quickly find a tape beginning and cut the tape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2002
    Publication date: April 1, 2004
    Inventors: Fang-Kun Cheng, Chang-He Jou, Chih-Hung Lo
  • 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: 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: RE41505
    Abstract: A tape gun is provided having a pistol-grip type handle supporting a tape dispensing roller upon which a roller of tape is mounted for rotatable dispensing. A tape pressure plate guides the dispensed tape into a package, with a guide roller mounted in the tape path between the dispensing roller and the pressure plate. The roller is made of or incorporates a magnetic material, such as a neodymium magnet or equivalent. The packaging tape itself incorporates a magnetically attractive material, such as iron dust or wires or other magnetic metal within or on the tape backing in a manner that comes in contact with the magnetic guide roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Inventor: Justin R. Herman