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.
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.
Abstract: A packaging structure and method for a light emitting diode is provided. The present invention uses flip-chip and eutectic bonding technology to attach a LED to a thermal and electrical conducting substrate. The flip-chip packaging structure comprises a thermal and electrical conducting substrate having an insulating layer formed in an appropriate area on the top surface of the substrate and a bonding pad formed on top of the insulating layer; and a LED reversed in a flip-chip style and joined to the substrate by eutectic bonding. A first electrode of the LED is eutectically bonded to an appropriate area on the top surface of the substrate via a eutectic layer, while a second electrode of the LED is electrically connected to the bonding pad.
Abstract: The present invention is directed to a single hand, paper towel sheet dispenser comprising a base and a core holder operable to hold a roll of paper towel segments. A paper towel dispensing bale is pivotally connected to the base, the dispensing bale includes in inner brake bar and an outer tear bar such that a roll of paper towel sheets mounted upon the core holder can be generally trained in an under/over path for braking rotation of the roll during a one handed dispensing operation.
Abstract: The present invention is directed to a single hand, paper towel dispenser comprising a base, a core holder operable to hold a roll of paper towel segments connected together end-to-end along perforated tear lines. The invention has a paper towel dispensing bale including mutually parallel arms that receive a paper towel strip in a general S-shaped path during a one handed dispensing operation.
Abstract: An adhesive tape dispenser is comprised of a dispensing body that provides for the loading of a roll of tape at its rear portion and a blade mounted on the dispensing body. A roller, a guide wheel, and a pawl are respectively pivotally mounted in the dispensing body. The roller has a plurality of protrusions arranged around one end thereof. The pawl has a pressing member capable of positioning against the circumferential face of the roller as well as an engaging portion capable of becoming engaged between two protrusions of the roller, and the pawl is postured to the rear by an elastic member. Tape is inserted between the roller and the pawl and then routed pass the guide wheel to the area of the blade and when it is applied forward, the roller correspondingly rotates forward in the same direction and the protrusions allow the engaging portion to slide over them.
Abstract: A device for severing and restraining dental floss that has a blade with a restraining side and a cutting side, which can be formed by slanting the blade or otherwise providing a narrow pinching portion on one side of the blade to restrain the floss.
Abstract: A dispensing apparatus and method are disclosed for dispensing sheet material from at least one roll of the sheet material. Dispensing is transferred from a stub roll to a reserve roll automatically in response to sensing a predetermined quantity of the stub roll. An isolating element is provided to lift the reserve roll out of contact with dispensing rollers during dispensing of sheet material from the stub roll, and a nipping element is provided to nip sheet material of the reserve roll when dispensing is transferred from the stub roll to the reserve roll. A cam controls movement of both the isolating element and the nipping element. Structure is also provided for sensing the diameter of the reserve roll of sheet material and providing an indication when the reserve roll is a predetermined diameter. The dispenser is quiet and capacity efficient.
April 27, 2001
November 29, 2001
Fort James Corporation
Dale T. Gracyalny, David Carpenter, Kamala Grasso, Douglas W. Johnson, Peter D. Johnson, John E. Longan, John R. Moody, Hugh L. Smith, Ronald J. Vish
Abstract: This invention relates to a device which offers a person the convenience of tearing off with one hand any length of a flexible sheet material, typically toilet paper or kitchen towel, from a roll at a line of weakness (perforation) in the sheet. The device consists of two main components: a stable “cradle” and a movable “pallet”. The cradle is made up of a back plate whereby it is fastened to a solid surface, two side plates between which the roll is held, possibly a bottom plate on which (with the most practical embodiment of the invention) the roll rests, and a “lower jaw bar”. The pallet is rotatably attached to the side plates of the cradle. The active parts of the pallet are two cross bars: the “upper jaw bar” and the “press bar”.
Abstract: A paper towel removal accessory for use in removing only the desired number of paper towels at a time from a roll of paper towels. The roll of paper towels is rotatably mounted on a paper towel holder, the paper towel holder being mounted on a support surface. This accessory invention is designed to provide an efficient and reliable device to control and deliver exactly the number of paper towels desired by the user and to do it in single-handed operation. It works equally well with either vertical or horizontal installations, and it is equally efficient when applied with most commercial paper towel holders currently in use and available.
Abstract: A device for dispensing one or more rolls of adhesive tape bearing indicia, and a method of applying such tape to a food container to maintain the container closed. The device includes a stand supporting a tube upon which rolls of indicia bearing tape are located. The tape may be drawn from the roll and laid across a platform located laterally of the tube. A first end of the platform is a biased hold down bar to maintain the tape in proper alignment. A second end of the platform includes a severing blade. The rolls of tape are oriented upon the tube such that the adhesive side of the tape is located furthest from the display platform to prevent sticking of the tape to the platform. The length of the platform is such that the indicia upon the tape is visible to the user. In use, the user will move the top and bottom trays of a food container to the closed position and secure the container using any integral fixing elements.
Abstract: A toilet roll holder includes a frame and a cover rotatably mounted to the frame by a rotary shaft. The toilet roll holder further includes a support mounted within the cover and supporting a toilet roll thereon, an operating plate located below and adjacent to a rear edge of the support and rotatably mounted to the cover by a shaft, a brake plate rotatably mounted within the frame by a shaft extending parallel to the shaft, and converging holding frames arranged on opposite sides of the brake plate. The operating plate is inserted into the holding frames through their upper ends when the cover is moved to a closed position, and is normally fit loosely between the brake plate and the holding frames so as to permit the toilet paper to freely pass between the operating plate and the brake plate.
Abstract: A dispenser adapter to improve the dispensing of thin webs from rolls of material contained in conventional dispensing boxes is specially configured to provide its benefits of antirecoil and risk free tearing to a wide range of dispensing boxes. The adapter is particularly suited to being retrofitted to commercially available dispensing boxes containing a wide range of materials such as plastic wrap, aluminum foil, and wax paper, while allowing the user to dispense these various materials by a single consistent, positively controlled, feeding and tearing action. In a preferred embodiment, a pressure plate loaded by one or more metal springs allows the user to easily exert a proportional braking action, and alternate embodiments teach the use of low cost resilient materials in various arrangements to provide the desired dynamic spring action. Additionally, a complete dispensing unit is disclosed which incorporates the teachings of the improved adapter.
Abstract: An apparatus for dispensing closure tags, includes a support structure on which is mounted a channel member defining first and second channels through which to feed a strip of closure tags. The forward end of the second channel is disposed slightly ahead of the forward end of the first channel to enable placement of a bag into the first tag while a substantial portion of the lower edge of the first tag is still disposed within the second channel. A guide member attached to the channel member defines a surface disposed generally ahead of and facing the second channel that includes a first portion extending from a first position that is generally directly ahead of the forward end of the second channel a distance slightly less than the tag width to a second position that is disposed sideways from the longitudinal axis of the second channel.
Abstract: A dispenser carton for dispensing sheet material, e.g., household wrap type sheet material. A unique cutting edge structure for the carton permits tearing off a length of sheet material withdrawn from a supply roll inside the carton, while simultaneously braking the sheet material remaining on the roll during the tearing step to prevent inadvertent withdrawal of additional sheet material. In preferred form, the cutting edge structure is comprised of an abrasive applied to the free edge of the carton's closure flap, the abrasive being on the inside face of that closure flap. After the desired sheet material length is withdrawn from the roll within the carton, the carton's cover is closed and the closure flap is manually pressured against the carton's front wall. In this attitude, the abrasive and the closure flap's leading edge cooperate to provide a cutting edge by which the free length of sheet material can be torn off the supply roll from one edge to the other.
Abstract: An I. D. (identification) band clip adapted for use with a tape strip is herein disclosed. The clip has plastic upper and lower arms connected by a deformable hinge. A metal retaining clip of Z-shaped cross-section is positioned between the upper and lower arms. In use, a loop of tape strip has one end thereof fixedly held between the lower arm and the retaining clip, and the other end is fixedly held between the upper arm and the retaining clip.