US 1730126 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Get. 1, 1929. BAILEY 1,730,126
MEANS FOR ASEPIICALLY STORING AND DISPENSING SURGICAL NAPKINS Filed Feb. 20, 1929 gwomkox PATH FRANK L. BAILEY, OF NEW BRUNSWICK, NEW JERSEY, ASSIGNOR TO JOHNSON 86 JGHNSON, OF NEW BRUNSNICK, NEW JERSEY, A CGRPORATION 0F NEW JERSEY MEANS FOR ASEPTICALLY STORING AND DISPENSING SURGICAL NAPKINS Application filed February 20, 15.539. Serial No. 341,450.
The invention finds its chief utility as a covered receptacle or tray for storing and dispensing napkins or towels such as are used by physicians and surgeons, the object being to provide for single removal without the necessity of manual handling.
The nature of the invention consists in the provision of relatively movable receptacle and cover elements, the cover element being equipped with a towel engaging and lifting device which automatically adjusts itself to conditions due to requisitions upon the contents of the receptacle so that the lifting device is effective as well when the receptacle is fully charged as when but a single towel re mains.
The invention in its preferred form is illustrated in the accompanying drawing, wherein Figure l is a view principally in longitudinal section of the parts or elements in assembled relation. I
2 is a section on line 22 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 8 is a perspective view of the cover in detached position with the lifter engaging a napkin. 3
Referring to the drawings, 5 represents a receptacle or tray and 6 is its complemental cover, the summital portion of side walls of the receptacle affording a rim seat 7 for the shouldered portion. 8 of the cover. The receptacle and its cover are preferably formed of glass. 9 represents separate napkins or towels disposed flatwise in the tray in loose superposed relation. 10 represents a carrier consisting of a spring finger secured to a bolt 11 penetrating the cover and retained by a nut 12. The finger is directed endwise of the tray and its free end has a right angle bend to provide an axle for a roller 13 having an adhesive surface M. This may well be provided by surgical tape so that the surface may be renewed from time to time as required.
Evidently the provision of the rolling abutment ensures engagement of the lift with the napkins; and the provision of a can rier in the form of a spring finger ensures the necessary compensation or self-adjust ment to enable the device effectively to perform its oilice of lifting the top napkin when the cover is removed regardless of whether the receptacle is fully charged or nearly depleted.
Having described the invention, what is claimed is l. A receptacle for superposed sheet units, and a cover provided with a lift for effecting without manual handling individual removal of the units, said lift comprising a spring depending from the cover and of a length exceeding the depth of the receptacle, and an adhesive faced roller carried by the spring and which always is in contact with the topmost sheet when the cover is in place, whereby the lift is self-adjustable to compensate for requisitions upon the stock.
2. A receptacle for superposed loose sheets, and a cover provided with a lift for singly removing the sheets, said lift comprising a downwardly directed spring carrier whose free end is bent to provide a roller mounting, and a roller mounted thereon and equipped with a replaceable tire of the nature of adhesive material.
In testimony whereof I aflix my signature.
FRANK L. BAILEY.