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L. 'G. MILLIS DISPENSING DEVICE INVENTOR. LDREIN [3.M1LL15. M}?
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Patented Nov. 29, 1932 i UNITED STATES PAT ENT1OFFICE LOREN G. MILLIS, or saiv'm ANA, GALIFORNIA I msrmvsnvo DEVICE Application filed January 20; 1932. Serial No. 587,777.
This invention relates to improvements in -i-:Figure 13 is a side elevation of the'actudispensing devices and has particular referating lever, ence to a protector dispenser. I Figure 14 is a fragmentary view'of the t The principal object of this invention is to (llspensing door, v provide means for dispensing toilet seat pro- Figure 15 is a fragmentary side elevation tectors. j I of the dispensing-door, p I
A further object is to produce a device of Figure 16 is a plan view of the platform, this character where at each operation of an Figure 17 is a plan view of the floor piece, ejector a single toilet seat protector will be Figure 18 is a plan view of the weight," 0 removed from a stack and the end thereof Flgure 1 9 is a bottom plan View of'the dis- 6 exposed so that the protector may be withpensing slide, drawn and us d, 7 v Figure 20 is a side elevation of the dis- A further object is to produce'adevice of pensing slide, 0 l I this character wherein when the last protecl g re 21 1s a fragmentary vlew taken on 15 tor has been used, the coin actuating mech- 11116 0f gand a 4 1 anism Will be" sealed; z F gure 22 is an elevation of the dispensing A further object is to provide means where 10 per Se, on an enlarged scale. by the dispensing slot will be protected In the accompanylng' drawlngs wherein against a, person inserting a hook or other fOI the purposeof llluStI'filtlOll 1S SllOWIL a instrument there-thru for the purpose of repreferred emhod1mentof'my invention, the moving protectors without d o iting a oin numeral 5 deslgnates acabmet'having a floor in th a a atu 6 dlvldmg the cablnet intocompartments 3 Other objects and advantages will be apn 4- P0s1t10ned n h 'fi f d pa parent during the course of the following therefrom 1S a Platform r h p a 25 description; v 1
In the accompanying drawings forming a a plurallty of tollet seat covers, best illuspart of this specification and in which like hated 111 g 4, and 6. These covers nu l r l d t d si t lik parts are preferably made of a sultable materlal th h t th same, 7 I such as crepe paper, first being inthe shape Figure 1 is a vertical cross-section of my Shown h gthence folded to the Shape device with the front plate thereof removed, shown In gh thence folded to h Figure 2 is a cross-sectional view taken on Shape shown 111 g- T One Edge Of the th 11 2 2 f Fi 1, cover so folded is then bentso as to form a Figure 3 is a, plan View of my protector in flap Y, (see 6) The COVQIS thus folded full open position, areplaced upon theplatform in such a man Figures 4, 5 and 6 illustrate the manner of 1161" that the P f the b Seat Cover folding my rot tors eviou to la i i falls to the posltlon shown in dot-ted lines in th m hi Flg. 9, and designated as free end of said Figure? isavertical cross-sectiontaken on OOVeP- i I i I 7 In order to feed-these seatcovers down- 7' Fig 8 is a fragmentary viewtaken on wardly, I place on the top of the stack a the line 8-8 of Fig. 1, 4 v weight '8.- This weight has an opening 9 Figure 9 is an enlarged detail view showformed therein which corresponds to an open ing the ejector mechanism, ing 11 formed in the floor, the purpose of 45 Figure 10 is an edge elevation of the actuwhich will be later seen. A'similar open.-' ating segment, ing12 is also formed in the platform 7 In Figure 11 is an edge elevation of the actuorder to eject these seat covers, I provide a ating lever, dispensing slide 13 which underlies the plat- Figure 12 isa side elevation of the actuform 7. This ejector is mounted upon a sup 50 ating segment. port 16 to which is secured a rack 17 Downserves to support within the compartment 3 75 wardly extending guides 18 and 19 have their lower ends spaced a short distance from the floor 6 so that should the plate 13 tip, it will be maintained in substantial alignment. In order to actuate this dispenser plate, I provide a lever 21 which is connected to the shaft 22 thru a coin connector mechanism designated as a whole by the numeral 23. This shaft 22 has mounted thereon an actuating lever 24 rigidly connected thereto upon the free end of which lever is mounted a dog 26 which rides in a recess 27 formed in an actuating segment 28. A stop 29 is formed at the end of the recess, the purpose of which will be later seen. A locking recess 31 is also formed inthe actuating segment, while a stop 32 projects fromthe side of the segment. This segment carries teeth 33 which are adapted to mesh with a gear 34 'mounted'upon a shaft 36 upon which is mounted a gear 37 which in turn meshes with gears 38 and 39. The gears 38 and 39 in turn mesh with the rack 17 carried upon the ejector support 16. A spring 41 is connected to the shaft 36 and to the supporting frame of the driving mechanism. A spring 42 is connected to the frame and to a'lever' 43 secured to the shaft 22.
The result of the construction thus far described is that when the seat covers have been placed in the machine and it is desired to eject a cover, a coin is placed in the machine so as to drop' into'the coin connecting mechanism, the handle :21 is then rotated which will drive the shaft 22, and assuming that the parts are in the position shown in Fig. 8, the actuating lever will transmit motion thru the dog 26 resting in the locking recess 31 so that the actuating segment, in moving in the direction of the arrow of this figure, will transmitmotion to the gear 34, shaft 36 to gear 37, winding up spring 41, and at the same time rotating the gears 38 and 39 in a clockwise direction. This will cause the rack 16 to move in the direction of the arrow of Fig. 9 and to come into contact with the free end of the folded sheet and as the fold of this free end has been temporarily held up by a cam plate 44, the same will drop down so as to overlie the end of the ejector plate, or in other words, the free end will hook itself over the edge of the ejector plate in such a manner that the sheet will be pulled from beneath the stack. At the same time,
' the dispensing door will open in a manner to be later described.
- Assuming now that the ejector has moved to the limit of its forward movement, the upstanding end of the dog 26 will contact the shaft 36, freeing the dog from the locking recess 31, and immediately the spring 41 will cause the shaft 36 to rotate in a clockwise direction, withdrawing the ejector and returning the segment to its starting posi- 7 tion. Thespring 42 will also act as soon as wardly. Should the spring 41 fail to operate andonly the spring 42 operate, then thebackward movement of the-lever 24 would contact the stop 32 and bring the segment and its connected parts back to its initial position.
"Thus-either one ofthe springs 21 or 42 will individually or jointly cause the return of the parts to their initial position. In order to actuate the dispensing door, 46, I provide a pin 47 on theside of the gear 37. This pin engages the bifurcated end of api'voted lever 48 pivoted as at'49, and having forked extremities 51, the ends of which. engage hooks 52 formed in theb'ack of the door 46. Ase-a result, as the pin .47 moves thru its cycle, it will actuate the lever 48 so as to open the door 46'just previousto the ejector passing to the outside .of the case with its seat cover. At the top of Fig. 1, I have shown a preferred means of actuating a sliding filling door, 53, but as thesame forms no part of this invention, further reference thereto will be omitted. The same is true of the locking means for the coin drawer shown at the bottom of Fig. 8. It of courseunderstood,that any preferred form of coin mechanism may be employed, and if desired, coin slot closing mechanism maybe projected thru the openings 9, 11 and 12,.after the last seat cover has been dispensed. I I It isto be understood that theform of my invention herewith shown and described is to be taken as a preferred example of the same and that various changes relative to the material, size, shape and arrangementof parts may'be resorted to without departing from the spirit of the invention or the scope of the subjoined claim. 5
Having thus described my invention, I claim In a dispensing cabinet of the character described, a-floor positioned therein, a platform positioned above said floor and spaced therefrom, said platform having a less area than said floor whereby a plurality of seat covers may be supported thereon in such a manner that a flap formed on the undersurface of said seat covers will successively passv below the plane of said platform,a dispensing slide positioned between said platform and-said floor, means for actuating said slide whereby said slide will engage said flap extending below said platform for thepurpose of ejecting the lower-most seat cover from said cabinet, said actuating means including a rack secured to said dispensing slide, gears engaging said rack and means for rotating said gears, said means including a shaft,a handle connected to said shaft, and spring means interposed between said casing and said shaft for returning said shaft to initial position after its actuation, a dispensing door pivoted to said casing, a forked pivoted lever connected to said door, said lever having a bifurcated end and a pin positioned in one of said gears and engaging said bifurcated end whereby said ejector and said door will be simultaneously actuated.
In testimony whereof I aflix my signature.
LOREN G. MILLIS.