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Publication numberUS1949315 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 27, 1934
Filing dateAug 2, 1926
Priority dateAug 2, 1926
Publication numberUS 1949315 A, US 1949315A, US-A-1949315, US1949315 A, US1949315A
InventorsLevernier Martin W
Original AssigneeLevernier Martin W
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Portable foot pedal soap dispenser
US 1949315 A
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Feb. 27, 1934.. M. w. LEVERNIER 1,949,315

PORTABLE FOOT PEDAL SOAP DISPENSER Filed Aug. 2, 1926 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 3 J4 J3 I Feb. 27, 1934. M, w. LEVERNIER PORTABLE FOOT PEDAL SOAP DISPENSER Filed Aug. 2, 1926 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Fatented Feb. 127, 1334 um'rs'o STATES PATENT OFFICE 15 Claims.

invention is concerned with soap dispensers which have heretofore been fixed on wash basins, etc., and is designed to produce a device of the class described which is portable so that it 3 can be shifted around to any place where it may be needed, and it is designed especially for use in hospitals and similar institutions.

To illustrate my invention I annex hereto two sheets of drawings in which the same reference it characters are used to designate identical parts in all the figures, in which- Fig. l is a side elevation, with a part of the base in vertical section, of a soap dispenser containing my invention; 3

Fig.2 is an enlarged view in section on the line 2-2 of Fig. l; and

Fig. 3 is a similar fragmentary view, partly in fiction, on a line at right angles to the section of in carrying out my invention in its preferred form, I preferably employ a preferably hollow cast iron base of considerable diameter, which is preferably circular in outline and supported on three elastic pads 11 secured thereto. Prefer- 23 ably threaded into the center of the base is the standard 12, which preferably consists of a metal tube, the upper end of which is closed by the cap 13 threaded thereon, as best seen in Fig. 2. Near the margin of the base I screw into it a guide plug 23 it through which the stem 15 of the foot pedal 16 reciprocates, its lower end being preferably threaded through the horizontal arm 1'? of the vertical fink 33 extending up through the hollow standard 12. The foot pedal 16 is preferably secured in place by a pair or look nuts 19 threaded on the stem 15 on either sidenf the arm 17. To render the device readily portable, in spite of its very considerable weight, I secure on the standand near the upper end thereof a pair of handles 2b, which are generally T=shaped, with the vertical arm bent as shown so that the lower portion can be secured to the standard by the screws 21. It will be understood that the horizontal por= of the fs by which the implement is lifted be rounded 02 so as to feel comfortable when gripped.

The dispensing mechanism proper preferably ccnsists of a glass bowl 22 open at both ends, with the lcwer end closed by its being seated on the to rubber or other elastic ring 23 which in turn is seated in a channel 2% formed in the circular casting 2b, which is seated on the top of the cap 13 and the centralstern 26 projecting downweirdly late the tubular recess 27 formed in the 2.3, which preferably has the central tubular downwardly projecting extension 28 for this purpose. The upper end of the bowl is closed by the cap 29, circular in its general outline, and having the downwardly extending flange 30 surrounding the top of the bowl 22, against which the cap is pressed through the medium of the elastic ring or washer 31. The casting 25 and the cap 29 are secured on the bowl 22 to make a liquid tight joint at the bottom by means of the tube 32 which is threaded at its upper end into the internally threaded ring 33 supported by a plurality ofradial arms 34'extending downwardly from the interior of the cap 29. The lower end of the tube 32 is screwed into the pump barrel 35, which has its reduced lower end 36 screwed into the upper end of the recess 37 formed in the center of the top of the casting 25. It will be seen as these parts are assembled and the cap 29 finally screwed in place on the tube 32 that the parts will be. screwed together so as to make a tight :5 structure.

The link 18 has its threaded upper end screwed into the solid T 37a, which has the horizontal lower ends of the generally L-shaped links 38 threaded thereinto, the upper ends of said links so being passed through the cross-head bar 39 which is held in place against the flanges 40 secured on the upper ends of the links 38 by the nuts 41 rewed onto the upper ends of the links. The cross-head 39 is provided with a central aper= as ture 42 through which passes the plug 43 which has its lower. end threaded and screwed into the threaded upper end of the cavity 44 formed in the vertically reciprocating casing 45, which has an arm as projecting radially toward the center so thereof and having theturned down portion 47, which has its lower end interiorly threaded to receive the upper end of the hollow piston rod .3, which extends down through the tube 32 and has the piston es, which may be of any desired construction, secured on its lower end and cooperating with the interior of the pump barrel 35. The piston is held in its normal upper position by the helically coiled expanding spring 50 located in the pump barrel between the offset at the lower its end thereof and the under side of the piston 49, as well as by a second helically coiled expanding spring 51, which has its lower end seated upon the ring 33 while its upper end cooperates with the under side of the portion d3 of the casting at. 103 It will be seen that the casting a5 is provided with the passage 52 therethrough which forms a continuation oi the passage formed by the tube es, and the horizontal upper end of this passage 52 extends through the threaded nipple 53 formed llt on the casting 45, and opens into the end of the discharge tube 54, which is preferably shaped as shown in Fig. 1, and has its end connected by a compression coupling 55 to the end of the nipple 53.

A short passage 56 connects the lower end of the bowl 22 with the recess 37 in the casting 25, and the reduced lower end 36 of the pump barrel 35 has a passage therethrough which forms a means of liquid communication between the recess 37 and the interior of the pump barrel 35, while the check valve 58 cooperates with the valve seat 57 normally to close said last-mentioned passage.

The operation of the apparatus will now be readily apparent. If pressure is applied to the plug 43, or if the pedal 16 be depressed byfoot, as is ordinarily done, the casting or plunger 45 is forced downward against the resistance of the spring 51, and this forces the piston 49 downward, with the result that some of the soap in the barrel 35 is forced upward through the tube 48 and will be discharged from the end of the delivery tube 54. When the foot pedal is released, the piston is drawn upward by the spring, and the soap in the recess 37 will be drawn-up past the check valve 58 into the pump barrel. It will, of course, be understood that the standard 12 is provided with a pair of recesses 59 through which the horizontal portions of the links 38 reciprocate.

If it is desired to change the point of discharge of the soap without shifting the base, this can be eifected by turning the delivery tube 54, which causes the casting 25 to turn on the top of the cap 13 and the plug 43 to turn in its opening in the cross head 39, the entire holder being thus rotatable on the standard within the substantially 180 limits caused by the contact of the tube 54 with the links 38. If a greater swiveling action is desired, I omit one of the links 38, when the tube 54 can be swung through a full 360 due to the play of the remaining link 38.

While I have shown and described my invention as embodied in the form which I at present consider best adapted to carry out its purposes, it will be understood that it is capable of modiflcation, and that I do not desire to be limited in the interpretation of the following claims ex;- cept as may be necessitated by the state of the prior art.

What I claim as my invention and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States, 1

1. In a device of the class described, the combination with a supporting base, of a hollow standard extending upwardly therefrom, a cap on the top of the standard having a downwardly-extended elongated bearing recess therein, a container seated on the cap and having a projection extending downwardly from the bottom into the recess in the cap, a rod extending up through the hollow standard to a point beneath the cap, a vertically'elongated aperture in the standard beneath the cap, a pump in the container having a discharge spout, and a rigid connecting member from the top of the rod extending through the elongated aperture into the standard and connected to the pump to operate the latter by the vertical movement of the rod.

2. In a device of the class described, the combination with a supporting base, of a hollow standard extending upwardly therefrom, a cap on the top of the standard having a downwardlyextended elongated bearing recess therein, a

container seated on the cap and having a projection extending downwardly from the bottom into the recess in the cap, a rod extending up through the hollow standard to a point beneath the cap, a vertically elongated aperture in the standard beneath the cap, a Dump in the container having a discharge spout, and a rigid connecting member from the top of the rod extending through the elongated aperture into the standard and connected to the pump to operate the latter by the vertical movement of the rod, said connecting member consisting of a yoke embracing the container.

3. In a portable liquid dispenser, the combination with a base, of a hollow standard extending upwardly therefrom, a supporting member in the top of the standard, a reservoir bottom piece on said supporting member, a reservoir top member, a reservoir body member clamped between said bottom piece and top member, a pump cylinder rigidly secured in the bottom of the reservoir, and a tube threaded at its ends connecting the pump cylinder and top member and thereby clamping the three reservoir members together.

4. In a portable liquid dispenser, the combination with a base, of a hollow'standard extending upwardly therefrom, a supporting member in the top of the standard, a reservoir bottom piece on said supporting member, a reservoir top member, a reservoir body member clamped between said bottom piece and top member, a pump cylinder rigidly secured in the bottom of the reservoir, a tube threaded at its ends connecting the pump cylinder and top member and thereby clamping the three reservoir members together, a. piston for said pump, a foot pedal, and connections between the .foot pedal and piston, said connections including a link member extending from the foot pedal up through the hollow standard and a connecting member secured at one end to the top of the first-mentioned member and at the other end to the top of the piston rod above the reservoir, whereby the pedal operates the piston.

5. A liquid dispenser, comprising a pump, a stationary part, a part rotatable with relation thereto, and supported thereby, a discharge nozzle on the rotary part in communication with said pump and movable about the axis of rotation of the rotatable part, and a manually operated means on the stationary part for operating said pump.

6. A liquid dispenser, comprising a stationary part and a part table with relation thereto and supported the by, a pump and a discharge nozzle in communication with the pump and both being carried by the rotary part, the nozzle being rotatable about the axis of rotation of the rotatable part and a manually operated means carried by the stationary part for operating said pump.

7. A liquid dispenser comprising a stationary part and a part rotatable with relation thereto and supported thereby, a liquid reservoir and a pump and a discharge nozzle in communication with each other and all carried by the rotary part, the nozzle being rotatable about the axis of rotation of' the rotatable part and a manually operated means mounted on said stationary part for operating said pump.

8. A liquid dispenser,- comprising a stationary part, a rotatable part swiveled thereto; a, liquid reservoir, pump and nozzle in communication with each other and all carried by the rotary part; the nozzle "being rotatable about the axis of rotation of the rotatable part and manually operated means mounted on said stationary part and having swivel connection with said pump for operating the same.

9. A liquid dispenser, comprising a stationary part, a member swiveled thereon, a liquid reservoir and a pump carried by said member, a nozzle carried by the reservoir and in communication with the pump, said pump including a piston rod arranged axially of the same member, and manually operated means mounted on the stationary part and having swiveled connection with said pump for operating the same.

10. In a device of the class described, the combination with. a pedestal, o! a reservoir for liquid at the top of said pedestal, a pump in said reservoir, a discharge spout for said pump rotatable in a horizontal plane about a vertical axis, a treadle on the base of the pedestal, and connections between said treadle and the piston or the pump f or operating the latter by the treadle in any position of the discharge spout.

11. In a device of the class described, the combination with a pedestal, of a reservoir for liquid at the top of said pedestal, a pump having its inlet opening into said reservoir, a discharge spout for said pump rotatable in a horizontal plane about a vertical axis, a pedal on the base 0! the pedestal, and connections between said pedal and the piston of the pump for operating the latter by the pedal in any position of the discharge spout.

12. In a portable liquid dispenser, the combination with a base, of a standard extending upwardly therefrom, a supporting member carried by the standard, a. reservoir bottom member carried thereby, a reservoir top member, a reservoir body member between said top and bottom members, a pump having its inlet opening into the reservoir, 9. vertical connecting element between the top and bottom members inside of and serving to clamp the body member between them, a discharge spout for the pump rotatable in a horizontal plane about a vertical-axis, a passage connecting the pump outlet and the discharge spout, a pedal on the base of the pedestal, and connections between said pedal and the piston of the pump for operating the latter in any position of the discharge spout.

13. A liquid dispenser comprising a standard, a liquid reservoir mounted thereon andcomprising several parts, a pump carried by said standard, a tube connecting the parts of the reservoir and the pump barrel in assembled relation, a piston rod for the pump reciprocating through the tube. and manually operated means carried by the standard for operating the pump. 1

14. In a liquid dispenser, the combination with a supporting base, of a hollow standard thereon, a liquid reservoir supported on the top of the standard, a liquid pump associated with the reservoir having its inlet opening thereinto, a piston and piston rod for said pump, a discharge spout for said pump connected to the reservoir and rotatable in a horizontal plane about a vertical axis, a passage from the pump to the discharge spout, a pedal in the base, and connections extending through the hollow standard between the pedal and the pump piston, for the purpose described.

15. In a liquid dispenser, the combination with a supporting base, of a hollow standard thereon, a liquid reservoir supported on the top of thestandard, a liquid pump associated with the reservoir having its inlet opening thereinto, a. piston and piston rod for said pump, a discharge spout for said pump connected to the reservoir and rotatable in a horizontal plane about a vertical axis, a passage from the pump to the discharge spout, a pedal in the base, and connections extending through the hollow standard between the pedal and the pump piston, said connections including a link member extending from the foot pedal up through the hollow standard and a connecting member secured at one end to the top of the firstmentioned member and at its other end to the top of the piston rod above the reservoir.

' MAR'I'lN W. IEVERNIER.

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US5799841 *Jun 21, 1996Sep 1, 1998Minnesota Mining And Manufacturing CompanyDrip resistant nozzle for a dispenser
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WO2011130768A1 *Apr 21, 2011Oct 27, 2011Hans Georg HagleitnerStand for a liquid dispenser
Classifications
U.S. Classification222/179, 222/385, 222/465.1
International ClassificationA47K5/12, A47K5/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47K5/1205
European ClassificationA47K5/12C1A