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Publication numberUS2522109 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 12, 1950
Filing dateFeb 6, 1946
Priority dateFeb 6, 1946
Publication numberUS 2522109 A, US 2522109A, US-A-2522109, US2522109 A, US2522109A
InventorsAnestis Foltis
Original AssigneeAnestis Foltis
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Toilet paper roller attachment
US 2522109 A
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Sept. 12, 1950v A. FOLTIS TOILET PAPER ROLLER ATTACHMENT Filed Feb. 6, 1946 INVENTOR fllws'iz'p FoZZipf BY TTORNEYS- Patented Sept. 12, 1950 mortar earns ROLLER A'rraemnsN'r .1 Anestis Foltis, Jackson Heights, N. Y. Application February 6, 1946, Serial No. 645,310

cessednxture, the holder "mustbe' removed, the

tubular core of the used roll must be removed from the holder, the new roll inserted upon the holder, and the holder and roll inserted into the fixture. In such types of holder, one trunnion is spring-actuated and must be kept compressed during insertion and removal. It is inconvenient to hold the holder under spring tension and often results in the breaking of the finger nails of an operator for the space between the end of the holder and the adjacent wall of the fixture recess is relatively small. It is therefore the main feature of this invention to provide an attachment by which the insertion and removal of a toilet paper holder into and out of its fixture may be easily and safely performed.

Another feature of the invention resides in a toilet paper holder attachment having a portion which may be attached to on end of the holder without interference with the roll of paper when mounted thereon, and from which a manipulating portion extends for a distance as to be within reach of the fingers of the hand of an operator when the holder is in its operative position within a recessed fixture.

A further feature of the invention is to provide an attachment which may be fitted to toilet paper holders now in use; which is easy to apply in position upon one end of a holder; and which is simple and inexpensive of manufacture.

Other novel features of the invention will become apparent as the following specification is read in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, in which,

Figure 1 is a perspective View of a toilet paper holder with one form of my invention in use thereon, the recessed toilet paper roll fixture and hand of an operator being shown in dot and dash lines.

Figure 2 is a side elevation of the attachment in position upon one end of a toilet paper holder, a portion of the attachment being shown in section.

Figure 3 is an end elevational view.

Referring to the drawings by reference characters and at present to the form of the inven- 2 Claims. (01. 242*552) tion illustrated in Figures 1 to 3 inclusive; the numeral designatesa toilet paper holder in roller form of conventionalconstruction which includes a cylindrical body l'l 'hav'ing a fixed-trunnion |2 extending axially from one end thereof. Slidable in the other end of the body His a plunger 13 which is normally urged in an outwardly direction by an expansion spring It, the movement of the plunger beinglimited by a pin i5 extending through the body and through an elongated slot IS in the plunger. The outer end of the plunger I3 is provided with a reduced trunnion H. .To insert the roller ||l into the bearings of a recessed built-in fixture I8 necessitates the inward sliding of the plunger It with respect to the body II and in instances where the roll of paper I9 is mounted on the roller ll], difiiculty is experienced in sliding the roller into the recessed fixture and also in effecting a removal of the roller from the fixture.

To facilitate the insertion and removal of the roller, I provide an attachment 20. The attachment 20 includes a cylindrical body 2| which is open at both ends and split lengthwise as at 22. The material from which the cylindrical body 2| is constructed is resilient and may either be metal or plastic. Formed integral with the outer end of the body 2| adjacent the walls of the slit 22 are inwardly extending stop fingers 23. The inner edge of the body 2| is outwardly flared and terminates in a bead 24 to facilitate the easy insertion of the cylindrical body 2| upon the roller In in a manner to be presently explained.

Integral with the body 2| at the outer edge thereof is a handle 25 which extends radially with respect to the axis of the body 2|. The handle at its connection with the body is outwardly offset as at 26.

In use, the attachment 20 is fitted to the end of the roller I!) having the fixed trunnion l2, by slidably inserting the split body 2| over the end of the roller as best illustrated in Figure 2. Inward movement of the body 2| relative to the roller is limited by engagement of the stop fingers 23 which abut the adjacent fiat end of the roller. With the attachment in position, a roll of toilet paper may be slid over the end of the roller from which the plunger It extends and when the roll is positioned upon the roller the operator, by grasping the handle 25, may insert the roller and the roll as a unit into the recess of the fixture l8, the operator pressing upon the handle to effect a retraction of the plunger l3, it being understood that the end of the trunnion l I is bearing against the adjacent wall of the recess of the fixture. The operator pushes sideways on the handle until the trunnions l2 and I! enter their respective bearings, at which time the plunger I3 is moved to an extended position by the spring I4 and the roller and the roll are in locked position within the fixture.

To remove the roller from the fixture to replace a used roll with a full roll, the operator presses sideways upon the handle 25 to effect a disengagement of the trunnions with their respective bearings and at which time the roller may be lifted from the fixture. By reason of the attachment, the roller may be easily inserted and removed from the fixture without likelihood of breaking of the finger nails of an operator for it will be appreciated that the space between the ends of the roller and the walls of the recess is relatively small and prevents the free insertion of the fingers of the hand.

While I have shown and described what I consider to be the most practical embodiments of my invention, I wish it to be understood that such changes in construction, material and de- Sign as come within the scope of the appended claims may be resorted to if desired without departing from the spirit of the invention.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. A toilet paper roller attachment comprising a split resilient cylindrical body adapted to be attached to one end of a toilet paper roller, said body having a bead along the edge at one end and bent over stop fingers at the opposite end, and a handle connected to the last-named end of said body and extending radially outwardly relative to the axis thereof, the handle being ofi'set from the plane of said end.

2. A toilet paper roller attachment comprising a split resilient cylindrical body adapted to be attached to one end of a toilet paper roller, a handle connected to one end of said body and extending radially outwardly relative to the axis thereof, and stop means adjacent one end of the cylindrical body adapted to engage the adjacent end of the roller onto which it is fitted for limiting the insertion of the roller into the body.

' ANESTIS FOLTIS.

REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 408,336 Breed Aug. 6, 1889 2,201,052 Parsons May 14, 1940 2,253,664 Vigo Aug. 26, 1941 2,313,776 Segal Mar. 16, 1943

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Classifications
U.S. Classification242/599.3, 242/598.3, D06/523
International ClassificationA47K10/00, A47K10/22
Cooperative ClassificationA47K10/22
European ClassificationA47K10/22