With Coil Supporting Hub Patents (Class 242/588.6)
  • Patent number: 10926941
    Abstract: A device for dispensing active ingredient-containing or active ingredient-carrying strips, including a housing in which a coil chamber for receiving an active ingredient-containing or active ingredient-carrying band is arranged, in which a gear transmission with a driven roller for conveying the band is mounted, and in which a separating device for separating the strips from the band is arranged. A method for dispensing active ingredient-containing or active ingredient carrying strips using such a device is also disclosed. An active ingredient-containing or active ingredient-carrying band is arranged between the driven roller and the pressure roller. A shift clutch transmission having a manually actuatable trigger element is arranged upstream of the gear transmission. The driven roller can be driven in incremental strips by the shift clutch transmission. A device and method is disclosed for dispensing active ingredient-containing or active ingredient-carrying strips with a largely equal dosage are developed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: LTS LOHMANN THERAPIE-SYSTEMS AG
    Inventors: Marc Blomenkemper, Michael Linn, Ronald Hackbarth, Markus Bee
  • Patent number: 10813509
    Abstract: A wet wipe device is disclosed to include a water tight outer shell that includes two endcaps, at least one moisture inlet and an overlapping longitudinal paper egress defined in the outer shell. A hollow tube disposed radially within the outer shell, the hollow tube configured to enable the roll of paper to rotate thereon while the outer shell is stationary. The overlapping longitudinal paper egress includes a first edge having a first radius and a second edge having a radius less than the first radius to form an overlapping seal around the paper egress. The at least one moisture inlet includes one moisture inlet for a toilet paper roll shell and at least two moisture inlets for a paper towel shell. The toilet paper or paper towel may be premoistened and premedicated or moistened in use and be perforated or cut to length via a disclosed strip paper cutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Inventor: Lussy Deleon
  • Patent number: 10617846
    Abstract: The guidewire advancing device and method according to the present invention is used with a tubular catheter body configured to receive a hollow needle for receiving the guidewire. The guidewire advancing device includes the guidewire, guidewire housing, and means for advancing and retracting the guidewire. The means for advancing the guidewire includes a spool assembly or a slide tab and may also include a rack and pinion assembly for translation of forces to advance the guidewire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Redsmith, Inc.
    Inventors: James D. Mitchell, Andrew A. Thoreson
  • Patent number: 9266697
    Abstract: A communications cable payout bag includes: a main compartment configured to hold a communications cable package; a shoulder strap attached to the exterior of the bag; a pair of handle straps attached to the exterior of the bag, wherein each handle strap is shorter than the shoulder strap; a cable payout passageway between the main compartment and the exterior of the bag; and a closure mechanism configured to close the main compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina
    Inventors: Eddy Robert Houston, David Lewis Wilson
  • Patent number: 9027624
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a tape guiding mechanism (10) of a tape device (100). The tape device (100) comprises a strip of tape (20) having supply tape (22) and take up tape (24); a spool portion (130); a supply spool (40) disposed at the spool portion (130) for winding the supply tape (22); a take up spool (50) disposed at the spool portion (130) for winding the take up tape (24); an application tip (12); and a spool mechanism (70) for allowing the supply and the take up spools (40 & 50) to rotate such that the tape travels from the supply spool (40), around the applicator tip (120), and to the take up spool (50).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Widetech Manufacturing SDN. BHD.
    Inventors: Tong Shan Wong, De Yi Quah
  • Publication number: 20150108267
    Abstract: A cartridge system for a cable reel. The cartridge system includes a case configured to hold the cable reel and a pair of reel roller elements inside the case, Each of the reel roller elements has ends that are connected to opposite sides of the case. Each of reel roller elements has a roller rotatable within the case. The roller is configured to receive a flange of the cable reel such that the cable reel is rotatable within the case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Optical Cable Corporation
    Inventor: Nicolas Guiffault
  • Publication number: 20150083622
    Abstract: A wire box assembly is disclosed that has a container having a base, four upright side walls and a separable lid. The base has a generally rectangular peripheral shape and a central raised portion with a cruciform projection extending inwardly upward between the upright side walls. The lid has a generally rectangular peripheral shape configured to mate with the four upright side walls of the container and having a central raised portion with a cruciform projection extending from the central raised portion. The lid cruciform projection is configured to face the container cruciform projection when the lid is attached to the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Erik J. Myklebust
  • Publication number: 20150053813
    Abstract: The Decorative Paper Towel Dispensing System, which discloses one or more reusable paper towel dispensers, each containing one roll of paper towels and two end pieces, with each end piece further held adjacent to the paper towel roll and containing, a core insert, to give rotational support to the roll of paper towels. Each dispenser further decoratively blends-in with a variety of interior decors, when selectively distributed to those areas most frequented within a home or business, and further provides a convenient method to assist in reducing the drudgery required to cleanup liquid spills while assisting in protecting valuable assets from damage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Gary James Happs
  • Patent number: 8899509
    Abstract: A device dispenser for a roll of absorbent paper, tissue or nonwoven material is provided. The dispenser has a housing with a first wall provided with a dispensing opening and a movable housing portion, which movable housing portion in an open position allows the dispenser to be refilled. The dispenser has a suspension arrangement for the roll and in which the roll is rotatable. The suspension arrangement is arranged to bias the roll towards the dispensing opening in a dispensing position when the movable housing portion is in a closed position. The suspension arrangement is connected to a pull-back mechanism linked to the movable housing portion for repositioning the suspension arrangement into a refilling position at a distance from the dispensing position when the movable housing portion is moved from the closed position to the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventors: Erik Hjort, Mats Lind, Joakim Norin, Marcus Kullman, Ingemar Ekmefjord
  • Patent number: 8766132
    Abstract: A method of identifying and selecting welding electrodes and welding output parameters on a welding power source is provided. The method includes identifying electrodes and/or electrode packaging with distinct colors and/or patterns which correspond to properties of the electrode. The method also may include employing distinguishable identifying markings on a power supply which correspond to the electrodes to be used to allow for easy setting of output parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventors: George Blankenship, Rob Micco, Arthur B Papineau
  • Patent number: 8746316
    Abstract: A clutch mechanism for a tape dispenser, for example, includes a first reel, a second reel, a biasing element, and a friction element. The first and second reels are rotatably disposed on first and second shafts. The biasing element is disposed between the second reel and second shaft such that the second reel is movable in a radial direction between first and second positions relative to the second shaft and the biasing element biases the second reel into the first position. The friction element extends around the first and second reels and arranged to generate a first normal force acting on the second reel when the second reel is in a first position, relative to the second shaft, and a second normal force acting on the second reel when the second reel is in a second position, relative to the second shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Sanford, L.P.
    Inventors: Andrew Kropp, Bret R. Marschand
  • Patent number: 8746606
    Abstract: The electrical cord organization box includes a lid that secures atop said box. The box includes an array of helical cones that have a curvature ideal for winding and unwinding cables or wires thereon, which prevents unwanted tangling or slipping. The box includes along the front surface and the rear surface a plurality of slots that are aligned adjacent each helical cone, and which have a curvature that secures the respective wire or cable to the surface of the box. The box is placed adjacent a plurality of electrical devices so as to provide a means to organize and store excess cable or wire lengths associated with the electrical devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventor: Secreen Murray
  • 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: 8695914
    Abstract: A dispensing and display carton in combination with a rolled product is disclosed. The dispensing carton and rolled product combination generally comprises a disposable dispenser that is configured to hold a roll of tissue products, such as paper towels. The dispenser may be constructed, for instance, from paperboard, plastic or any other disposable material. Of particular advantage, the dispenser may be packaged with the roll of material and may be decorated to match or complement the roll of material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Rebecca Catherine Mohr, MeeWha Lee, Michael Alan Hermans
  • Publication number: 20140061360
    Abstract: Things happen in life. We all face the need to clean up some nasty spills at the most in convenient times. Now, there is a simple method to assist in resolving this issue. Welcome to The Paper Towel Dispensing System. This system becomes a welcome addition to any decor while delivering a proven method to reduce drudgery required to clean up liquid spills which may otherwise damage valuable possessions. By providing access to The Paper Towel Dispensing System in home or business environments, where people congregate to eat, work, socialize, and conduct business, greater convenience can be assured, while saving time and money.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventors: Gary James Happs, Tomas Reyes
  • Publication number: 20140061361
    Abstract: A string dispenser for dispensing string from a spool comprising a hollow core, the string dispenser includes a base plate formed with a recess in an upper surface of the base plate for receiving a lower end of the hollow core. The base plate is also formed with a hole that opens at an upper end in the recess and at a lower end at a lower surface of the base plate. An end of a length of string wound on the core can be threaded downward through the hollow core and through the hole in the base plate. The string dispenser also includes a cover for covering the spool of string positioned with the lower end of its hollow core in the recess. The cover has a rim for engaging a formation at the upper surface of the base plate. A retention device is provided to retain the cover in position relative to the base plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventor: William R. MARBLE
  • Patent number: 8662433
    Abstract: A communications cable reel package includes a box having a bottom, first, second, third and fourth side walls, and a top, wherein the first and second side walls are opposing side walls, and wherein each of the first and second side walls includes a slot with an open upper end. The package further comprises: an axle member mounted in the slots; a spool mounted on the axle member; and communications cable wound onto the spool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina
    Inventors: Jason Huffman, Eddy Robert Houston, Larry Lynn Bleich
  • Patent number: 8631849
    Abstract: A transfer tool A in the present preferred embodiment is provided with a refill 3 including a reel section 31 for holding a transfer tape T therein, a transfer head 35 capable of transferring a transferring material attached to the transfer tape T onto a transfer target, and a support plate 34 having the reel section 31 fixed thereto and being integrated with a base end 351 of the transfer head 35, wherein a engaging section 5 capable of prohibiting a relative turn between the base end 351 and each of a first case member 1 and a second case member 2 is provided between the base end 351 and each of the first case member 1 and the second case member 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Kokuyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keiji Kai, Takashi Mitsui, Hideto Shima
  • Patent number: 8616490
    Abstract: A film dispenser for dispensing stretch wrap or other flexible materials. The film dispenser is comprised of a separate inner and outer mold. The inner mold is comprised of slots and extensions, and a collar which fits into the outer mold, and inner ridges of said inner mold fit into a groove on an extended core. The outer mold is comprised of ribs which fit into the slots of the inner mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Broadway Kleer-Guard Corp.
    Inventor: Johannes Blok
  • Publication number: 20130320131
    Abstract: A tape product dispenser and method of using a tape product dispenser comprises a reel member comprising an internal loading surface for loading a tape product and a housing. The housing comprises a lower portion, an upper portion configured to be opened to permit access to the reel member and a housing port to enable dispensing of a tape product from an interior of the housing or loading of a tape product from outside of the housing. The lower portion and upper portion cooperate to at least partially enclose the reel member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: Geek Wraps, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Calman, Kathryn S. Calman
  • Patent number: 8590822
    Abstract: A welding-wire-storing pail pack is provided in which a pressing member includes an annular body positioned on a coil of welding wire, a pressing margin extending from a position on an underside of the body at an inner peripheral edge of the coil toward an axis of the coil, and a projection provided on an inner peripheral edge of the pressing margin in such a manner as to project downward. The body has an inner diameter of 200 to 470 mm. A gap of 10 mm at the minimum is provided between an inner shell and the body. The pressing member weighs 600 to 2000 g. Thus, the wire is prevented from being tangled and/or kinked when being pulled out, and the occurrence of decoiling failure is prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Arita, Satoshi Ando, Keishuku Araki
  • Patent number: 8579000
    Abstract: An automatic rotation type correction tape structure comprises an outer casing, an inner casing and a tape delivery module. The outer casing has an opening and a circular top abutting surface formed inside the outer casing and proximate to the opening. The inner casing is movably installed in the outer casing and has an engaging structure corresponding to the inner casing, such that the inner casing can be rotated axially with respect to the outer casing. The tape delivery module is installed in the inner casing and has a tape guiding spout at an end of the tape deliver module. When use, the tape guiding spout is pressed to drive the inner casing to rotate axially in the outer casing in order to adjust an operating angle and improve the convenience of the use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Mcaide Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ming-Hua Yen
  • Patent number: 8578999
    Abstract: A clutch mechanism for a tape dispenser, for example, includes a first reel, a second reel, a biasing element, and a friction element. The first and second reels are rotatably disposed on first and second shafts. The biasing element is disposed between the first reel and shaft such that the first reel is movable in a radial direction relative to the first shaft. The friction element includes at least a portion that is disposed between the first reel and the second reel and arranged to generate a first normal force when the first reel is in a first position, relative to the first shaft, and a second normal force when the first reel is in a second position, relative to the first shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Sanford, L.P.
    Inventor: Andrew Kropp
  • Publication number: 20130233876
    Abstract: Systems for dispensing adhesive bandages are provided for quick one-handed retrieval and application of a bandage to a wound. The dispensers and packaging keep the bandages free from contamination. A dispenser for housing rolled dispensing tape comprising a series of partially overlapped adhesive bandages, wherein each bandage is releasably adhered to the dispensing tape only at one end is specifically provided. Also provided is a hollow dispenser housing a series of adhesive bandages disposed in a stack, wherein the bandages are adhered to one another at one end of each bandage and during use are advanced sequentially through an opening in the dispenser by pulling the free end of the top bandage in the stack. The systems may be easily manufactured and made available to the consumer or medical professional.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventors: Hunter Bennett Teates, David Eric Collins
  • Patent number: 8528619
    Abstract: A highlighter tape pen assembly is provided for impermanently highlighting a selectable portion of a surface with removable tape. The assembly includes a pen-like dispenser having a first portion releasably attachable to a second portion, a generally hemi-cylindrical trough removably insertable within the pen-like dispenser, the trough having an in-use tape reel of highlighting tape removably rotatably disposed on a spool pin, the in-use tape reel having a leading strand extendible through a narrow guide channel disposed on a front end of the trough, said guide channel projecting through a tip section disposed on a first end of the first portion of the pen-like dispenser, with a cutting edge disposed endwise on the guide channel, whereby a section of relevant text, or other surface, may be easily and impermanently highlighted with removable tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Inventor: Mario Watts
  • Patent number: 8517076
    Abstract: In a transfer tool A, a support mechanism X for supporting a transfer head 2 on a transfer tool main body 1 so that the transfer head 2 can swing about a rolling axis R includes the transfer head 2 as a first member having a receiving gap 221 (to be described later) provided to the transfer head 2 and orthogonal to the rolling axis R and a moving arm 13 as a second member provided to the transfer tool main body 1 and having an insertion wall 132 to be inserted into the receiving gap 221 to be swingable along and with respect to opposed inner side faces 221a and 221b of the receiving gap 221. A fulcrum member 222 corresponding to a clearance dimension between the inner side faces 221a and 221b and for positionally restricting the insertion wall 132 so that the insertion wall 132 can swing about the rolling axis R is provided in the receiving gap 221 in the transfer head 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Kokuyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kinya Matsushita, Hideto Shima
  • Patent number: 8505606
    Abstract: An adhesive tape dispenser has a body, an adhesive tap dispensing unit, a knob, a pushing element and a resilient element. The adhesive tape dispensing unit is mounted in the body. The knob is mounted rotatably on the body and has a guiding structure formed obliquely on the knob and having two ends each having a limiting capability to restrict a rotating range of the knob relative to the body between the ends of the guiding structure. The pushing element is mounted slidably in the body, is connected between the knob and the adhesive tape dispensing unit and has a guided structure connected slidably to slide along the guiding structure on the knob when the knob is rotated. The resilient element is mounted in the body to provide a recoil force to the adhesive tape dispensing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: SDI Corporation
    Inventor: Chien-Lung Wu
  • Patent number: 8439193
    Abstract: A novel container for storing medical guidewires in liquid is disclosed herein. The container comprises a substantially rectangular basin where the guidewire coils are separated horizontally into individual bays. Specific tabs and dividers hold the coils in place and keep the wires untangled. The horizontal placement of the wires enables a clinician to instantly differentiate between wires, select the right coil without spending time in untangling wires and allows storing of the wires is relatively small amount of storing liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: MD Vascular International, LLC
    Inventors: David B Koellhofer, Mitchell R Weaver
  • Patent number: 8434539
    Abstract: This invention relates to a tape applicator or tape head formed from a combination of two separated apparatuses namely a detachable unit containing a front portion of the tape applicator and a stationary unit containing a rear portion of the applicator with snap-on engagement there between to obtain the interactive motion of a conventional tape applicator i.e. the present invention separates a conventional tape applicator into two separate portions which results in the ability to quickly change tapes and reduces safety hazards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Lamus Enterprises Inc.
    Inventor: Joe Augustine S. T. Lam
  • Patent number: 8424795
    Abstract: A container for the dispensing of electrical or communications cable has an external carton which receives a reel of cable and is supported by left and right supports. A continuous axial passageway through the container extends through the left panel of the carton, the left support, the spindle of the reel, the right support, and the right panel of the carton so that an elongate connecting rod may be passed through the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Windy City Wire Cable and Technology Products, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Galgano, Mark K. Winkel, Martin C. McGuire, Martin J. McGuire
  • Publication number: 20130068869
    Abstract: A connecting device for connecting runs of communication material having a predetermined length and coupling elements at both ends is provided. The connecting device includes a first end, an opposing second end, and a separating element. The first end couples to a coupling element of a first run of communication material and the second end couples to a coupling element of a second run of communication material. The first run and second run of communication material is separated in response to activation of the separating element. Also provided is a bulk cable packaging system that includes a plurality of runs of communication material, each run having a predetermined length and coupling elements at both ends and a plurality of connecting devices. The runs of communication material are coupled together with the connecting devices is operatively coupled to a reel. The reel is then operatively coupled within a container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: JOHN MEZZALINGUA ASSOCIATES, INC.
    Inventor: Thomas Randy Blunt
  • Patent number: 8397784
    Abstract: A clutch mechanism for a tape dispenser, for example, includes first and second coaxially disposed rotating disks, a pressure wheel, and a friction element. The first rotating disk defines at least one protrusion. The pressure wheel is disposed between the first and second rotating disks and is operably engaged by the at least one protrusion carried by the first rotating disk. The protrusion is movable between first and second rotational positions relative to the pressure wheel. The friction element is disposed between the pressure wheel and the second rotating disk such that the friction element generates a first frictional force between the pressure wheel and the second rotating disk when the protrusion is in the first rotational position and a second frictional force between the pressure wheel and the second rotating disk when the protrusion is in the second rotational position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Sanford, L.P.
    Inventor: Henry W. Stoll
  • Patent number: 8387909
    Abstract: A system for dispensing electrical communications cable includes first and second containers of wire or cable wound on reels placed inside respective first and second cartons. The first and second cartons are disposed to be adjacent one another and a clear passageway extends completely through the cartons, the reels, and any internal support structures in the cartons that support the reels. An elongate rod is disposed in the clear passageway and extends at least from the left panel of the first carton to the right panel of the second carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Windy City Wire Cable and Technology Products, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Galgano, Mark K. Winkel, Martin C. McGuire, Martin J. McGuire
  • Patent number: 8371519
    Abstract: A cord material dispenser comprising a container including a surrounding sidewall having first and second openings and first and second cord materials disposed in the container. The first and second cord materials are dispensable through their respective first and second openings. The first cord material is preferably wound around a first spool and the second cord material is preferably wound around a second spool. The dispenser may include a first quantity of the first cord material and a second quantity of the second cord material, wherein the first quantity is less than the second quantity. For example, the first quantity may be one fourth of the second quantity. Preferably, the container includes indicia indicative of the ratio of the first quantity to the second quantity. The indicia may be in the form of a graphic representative of the intended use of the spooled materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Garlock Sealing Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Michael W. McManus, Marc E. Semmler, Mari Foley, Matt Tones, Christian Lauzier, Chris Boss, Janet C. Jessen, Timothy James Hurley, David W. Reeves
  • Patent number: 8365949
    Abstract: A canister for removable attachment to a dispenser is formed as a hollow shell defining a cavity into which wet or dry paper can be fitted and removed from the canister through a dispensing opening therein. The shell is formed with a part-cylindrical shape and has a outwardly projecting rim at its bottom for detachable mounting on the dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Inventor: Armand Serfaty
  • Patent number: 8360128
    Abstract: A transfer tool of the present invention comprises a transfer head which has a folding back guide portion for folding and guiding a transfer tape and a pair of outer walls for supporting side ends of the folding back guide and in which a transfer tape passage is formed between the outer walls, a refill for holding at least the transfer head, a case capable of holding the refill such that the refill can be inserted into and pulled out from the case in one direction, and a head cap which is pivotally mounted on the case through a pivot shaft portion and rotatable between a close position where the transfer head is covered and an open position where the transfer head is exposed, wherein the head cap is located outside an inserting and pulling out locus of the transfer head when the head cap is disposed in the close position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Kokuyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shuji Kinugasa, Hideto Shima, Keiji Kai
  • Patent number: 8317124
    Abstract: A film packing device has a handle. The handle is pivotally connected with a film packing unit and a roller unit. The film packing unit has an axle tube, a first rolling member and a second rolling member. A roll of film is fitted on the axle tube with the axle tube to provide a support effect for the user to pack an object in a quick, simply and convenient way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventor: Hsiu-Man Yu Chen
  • Publication number: 20120273606
    Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing sheets from a roll of a sanitary tissue product is provided. The dispenser comprises a housing defining a cavity therein. The cavity is configured to receive a roll of a sanitary tissue product having a length of L. The housing comprises a wall defining an elongate opening therein. The wall has a length of L+X and the elongate opening has a length of less than 0.95(L). A sheet from the roll of the sanitary tissue product is configured to be dispensed through the elongate opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventors: Charles Allen Redd, Phillip Lacoi Hutchison
  • Patent number: 8291954
    Abstract: The application-film transfer tool includes a main body having a base member and a sliding securing member slidably attached to the base member, a refill attachable to and detachable from the main body and having a supply bobbin, a take-up bobbin, a transfer head, and a refill case, and a refill securing mechanism securing the refill to the main body, wherein the refill is secured to the main body by engaging the engagement protrusions of the refill and the engagement depressions of the base member, latching together the sliding securing member and the section near the front end of the refill, and engaging the section near the back end of the locking member and the hooks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Plus Corporation
    Inventor: Yasuo Narita
  • Patent number: 8262014
    Abstract: The present invention is a device for storing, displaying, and dispensing flexible tubing upon a store shelf. In one embodiment, the device comprises a one-piece housing having inner and outer bottom walls, a rear wall extending upward from the outer bottom wall, and first and second sidewalls. The first sidewall extends upward from the inner bottom wall and is substantially perpendicular to the rear wall. The first sidewall comprises a smooth leading wall, a curved edge, and a trailing straight edge. The second sidewall extends upward from the outer bottom wall and is substantially perpendicular to the rear wall and parallel to the first sidewall. The second sidewall comprises a smooth leading wall, a curved edge, and a trailing straight edge. The smooth leading walls of the first and second sidewalls may be formed by first and second flaps that are folded upon inside surfaces of the first and second sidewalls, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Inventor: William J. Selby
  • Patent number: 8210464
    Abstract: The present invention is a device used for storing, displaying, and dispensing flexible tubing on a store shelf. The device comprises a bottom wall having a front edge, a rear wall, and first and second sidewalls. The device further comprises flexible tubing wrapped about a spool assembly mounted to and spanning the first and second sidewalls. The device further comprises a bumper removably engaged with the front edge of the bottom wall. The bumber reduces slipping and damage to the device when the flexible tubing is dispensed by the customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Inventor: William J. Selby
  • Patent number: 8201769
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for unwinding a flexible support wire for vines, comprising a dispenser having a rack (12) provided with means for fastening to a carrier cable, a winding reel (14) for said support wire, mounted on the rack (12) rotatably about an axis of rotation, and rotational retention means for the winding reel (14), which are capable of assuming a retention state in which the rotation of the winding reel (14) is blocked and a release state in which the winding reel (14) is able to rotate freely. The device includes remote control means for guiding the changeover of the retaining means from the retention state to the release state and conversely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: A. Raymond et Cie
    Inventor: Miquel Massaguer Agullo
  • Patent number: 8196633
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a correction tape applicator or a transfer tape dispenser which is adapted to be used to correct markings, for example, such as characters, numerals, and the like recorded on a sheet of paper, or adhere sheets of paper to each other. According to the correction tape applicator of the present invention, a tape cartridge directly applied to the application work is completely protectively accommodated within a casing so that it can be used more stably for a long time period to improve durability to thereby achieve economic efficiency. Also, the tape cartridge can be easily disengaged from and engaged with the casing to enhance convenience of use, and an opening/closing space of a cover can be minimized to achieve miniaturization of the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Dong Kee Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kwang Ho You
  • Publication number: 20120103161
    Abstract: A dental mixing pad dispenser is disclosed. The dental mixing pad dispenser has an upper portion, a lower portion, and a front portion. The upper portion and the lower portion come in contact with each other at a seam. The front portion also has an opening, whereby the upper portion is moveable from a closed position to an open position and back to the closed position. The dental mixing pad dispenser also has a roll of dental mixing pad material installed inside. The dental mixing pad material is configured into sheets which are wound around a center of the roll. The sheets of dental mixing pad material are positioned to be dispensed out of an opening in the dispenser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Inventor: Donna M. Smith
  • Patent number: 8157201
    Abstract: A container for the dispensing of wire or cable has an external carton which receives a reel of cable supported by two caddies. Each caddy has an inwardly extending substantially cylindrical bushing which is received in a central hole of a respective cable reel flange. The cylindrical bushings are disposed on an axis which is a first distance from an upper surface of a bottom panel of the carton. The largest radius of the reel flanges is preselected to be smaller than this first distance such that the reel may freely rotate inside of the carton on the bushings. Cable is pulled through a slot in the carton's front panel. Left and right panels of the carton each have an arbor hole formed therein which may receive an axial rod, the rod also extending through the reel and caddies. The axial rod may be used to join two or more cartons together and may further serve as a support for attachment to a dolly, hand truck, or four-wheeled cart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Windy City Wire Cable and Technology Products, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Galgano, Mark K. Winkel, Martin C. McGuire, Martin J. McGuire
  • Patent number: 8156989
    Abstract: A compact handheld adhesive applicator is provided with a housing assembly and a cartridge assembly removably connected to the housing assembly. The cartridge assembly includes a primary spool for mounting an adhesive segment roll and a secondary spool for automatically winding a spent portion of the adhesive segment roll. A gear arrangement allows for numerous adhesive segments to be applied consecutively in a glide-type application or for a single adhesive segment to be accurately applied using a manual advance feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: RS Industrial, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott M. Allen, David J. Trettin
  • Patent number: 8136753
    Abstract: Apparatus for manually transporting cartons or reels of goods include a support structure that includes a horizontal support member having first and second components, first and second vertical support members, and first and second bushings attached to the vertical support members for insertion into arbor holes in a reel or carton. Additionally, the apparatus includes a handle affixed to the support structure. In an alternate embodiment, one or more stabilization members prevent the carton from rotating as the contents of the carton are removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Windy City Wire Cable and Technology Products, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Galgano, Mark K. Winkel, Martin J. McGuire
  • Patent number: 8109461
    Abstract: A film transfer device with a slidable protection cap includes a case including a compartment, a receiving section connected with the compartment, and an opening section in proximity to the receiving section. A reel mechanism is disposed in the compartment. An application head assembly is retained in the receiving section and includes an application head exposed outside the opening section. A protection cap is slidably mounted in the receiving section between a first position and a second position. The application head is concealed by the protection cap when the protection cap is in the first position. The application head is exposed from the protection cap when the protection cap is in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: SDI Corporation
    Inventor: Chien-Lung Wu
  • Patent number: 8109124
    Abstract: An elongated strap member that is coiled in a box and is bent lengthwise as it is drawn out of the box, providing an economical, light, compact means of connecting multiple structural members without sagging or other disadvantageous deformations between the structural members. The structural members are bridged by strap member. The end of the strap member is bent over.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Simpson Strong-Tie Company
    Inventor: Jin-Jie Lin
  • Patent number: 8052078
    Abstract: A wire dispensing device for containing a roll of wire having a free end. The device includes a plurality of enclosure walls connected to each other and forming an enclosure, where at least one of the walls is operable between an open position, thereby providing access to an internal area of the enclosure, and a closed position, thereby substantially enclosing the roll of wire positioned therein. At least one dispensing orifice extends through at least one surface of the enclosure and permits passage of the free end of the wire therethrough for use in dispensing the wire from the device. A method of dispensing wire from a roll of wire, and a method of manufacturing a dispensing device are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Field Pro, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward F. DeLuca, Gregory J. Buczkowski