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Publication numberUS2603427 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 15, 1952
Filing dateApr 7, 1951
Priority dateApr 7, 1951
Publication numberUS 2603427 A, US 2603427A, US-A-2603427, US2603427 A, US2603427A
InventorsHolmes John S
Original AssigneeHolmes John S
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Toilet paper dispensing device
US 2603427 A
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July 15,v 1952 1I s, HOLMES 2,603,427

TOILET PAPER DESPENSING DEVICE Filed April '7, 1951 2 SHEETS- SHEET 1 INVENTOR :JOHN s. HOLMES J. s. HOLMES 2,603,427

TOILET PAPER DISPENSNG DEVICE 2v SHEETS- SHEET 2 July 15, 1952 Filed April 7, 1951 C( 7 I. .l Il

INVENTOR JOHN S. HMES A TY {BY/@MM storing a --plurality Patented July 15, 1952 v 2,663,427@ i 'i 'roILEfriPAPR-nsPENsiNG DEVICE;

l A. John enormes, Harada, Mich-. x y -Appiication Aprilv, 1951, seriaiNo. 219,873. 6 Clarins..` A(C1. 242-5513) this invention to prodevice forutoiletv shaped :dispensing memberwhich isA adapted to be moved into positionifor lreceiving a rolly of n paper to be dispensed, the cup-shaped member` thenzbeing movable into position wherebyaccess may beh'ad to-thesame l Y l v Af still further specic object is :the: provision of a dispensing*l device` having a storage magazinegithe'storage magazine being' s y tion twith ga dispensing chamber-, the dispensingcha'mblerincluding acup-shapedgdispensing mem-AK- ber, 'adaptedto. ,receive afrollr,V

magazine; the l dispensing member also vincluding i stub shafts which-,are movable Y rotatably supporting-Yv a" roll of paper, the,v stub shaftspgbeing retractable' from they cup-shaped member l during the movement -Qf the cup-shaped lin communicaf-l l of Vpaper from, the.

ini/0 position fQrf memberfinto position for` receiving a new roll ofpaperqfrom-the magazine;

These and'yfurther objects will becomeffmore readilyaapparent; from a ,readingoi the specifica.-

tion wherrfexamined"in-connection with thefapfy v companying sheets of drawings.l

In the drawings:

Figure 1 is a front view in elevation showing i a dispensing device recessed in position in a-wall structure.

Figure 2 is a sectional View in elevation of a dispens'mgfdevice, the viewfbeing taken substan` tially along Vthe linel2'j:-.2 iofrFigure;

Figure 3i is'.` aA sectionalfview through adispensf ing-chamber; fthe viewzbeingV taken'l substantially along the line :3"-.-3.of-Figuref2. f

Figure 4.- is a; sectional.,y .view the dispensing device, Figure 2 showing yafdispensing memberpositioned in a-posit-ion-fo'r receiving aroll ofspaper;n

Figure 5 is-anenlarged sectional vview in elevation,y the viewlbeingV taken substantially:along the `1inei'r"-5' of Figure 2.v -v I I Figure-:'fis :ai perspectiveview partially.;in seo-` ofa ,portion of theview being similar-to;

the ref erence' ,character vice I0 is adapted tobe recessed in a wallstruc-r v Figure 2; Thedisizlerrlsl"A ing device, Ill includes an upright Voontainerfll;A having-:an upper magazine compartment I 3. The;v a front WallIAjwhichis provided at itsupperendLwith afeed' opening I5.

can bedeliveredto The rontwall are rigidly connected ing means. fora cup-shaped 'dispensingfmemben 3, la dispensing device is Referring now particularly rtoFigures 1*,V 2, andgenerally, referred to by I Il. The dispensing deture II as ,best shown. in

container I 2 includes through Whichrolls of paper the magazine compartment I3. I4also includesa plurality ofvertically spaced observation openings I6, theseobservation open,-r

" ings lI6 permittingoneto examine the magazine compartmentin vorder to, deter-mine the Y'number ofwrolls remainingtherein.. As Vbestjshovvn 'in jA Figures` 2 .and 4,` rolls of toilet paper are stored 4 within the magazine compartment- I3, .these yIolls being-.designated by...the reference character I1. Inthe conventional wrapping and-` packing. of

the :toilet ipaper, tubularcardboard supports II ared-isposed centrallywithin the-rolls.,

Av :dispensing chamberis designated-.by` the. dispensing chamber.

reference character I8. The

I8. is positioned below the magazine. compartment ,-I 3 and is in communicationtherewith.` The I8 includes-an access opening- I9 which as-indicated best.in Figuresy 1 and 2,V

dispensing chamber 1 is provided rinthe front wall I 4.rr

A cup-shapedmember dispensing chamberf I8.A The cup-shaped. memberfZlly is semi-circularly shaped Yandincludes ,an. opening 2I which is adapted toiregisterwitn the access vv.opening I 9 than vthe openingy 2 I isdisposedin the vcup-Isliaped member Ztlopposite the Yopening 2'I. pThfe purpose of the opening 22 willpresently appear. v The c'upf shaped member 20 is provided.v with side walls 23v from which tubular members A.".II vproject outfV wardly. The tubular members 24 are provided with helical slots 25.-

container I2. The sleeves 21'. "Each tlietubular vided withH 'a stub shaft 28.- are reciprocally mounted with respect to the tubumembers. 2 4 '1 .iis proilar'meinbers 24, theisaid stub shafts'28includng 29. Apin 30 isse-A curely positioned within eachibore 29;/ The pin 3U :alsol extends through the helical Vslots, 25-and transversely extending bores of a stub shaft andfpivot- 2nisdisposeawithinuiel An open1ng22. of lessergsize n The tubular-me1nbe1s'ZlflfA are -adapted to be journalled' on vsleeves 26 whichv to 'opposite sides of 'tl'i'e 26A are 'provided 'withf' oppositely disposed longitudinally*extendingslotsi' The-stub, shafts :283

The container l2 is provided at its lower end with an arcuate bottom portion 3| which termif nates in an upwardly extending flange 32 which is adjacent the access opening I9. During use l the dispensing device I is recessed in a wall structure Il as shown. It is of courseunderstoodV that such a recessed construction is not necessary but that the dispensing device may be hung in an upright position' against a wall in any manner desired. The magazine compartment is filled with rolls of paper I7. In order to feed a roll of paper I1 to the cup-shaped member2 the cup-shaped member 20 is rotated into the position shown in Figure 4 whereupon the opening 2| is in direct registry with the magazine compartment I3. .When the cupshaped member is rotated from'the position a container adapted to be supported inan up-` l right position, said container including an upper magazine compartment for containing rolls of paper stored therein, a dispensing compartment positioned below said upper compartment.V said shown in Figures 13 and 5, the stub shafts 28 .are retracted from the cup-shaped member.

Ars-the cup-shaped member is rotated, on

the sleeves .26, the pins 30are moved longitudinallygintheslots in adirection away from the containerwhereby-the stub shafts 28 are retracted .ini the tubular members 24. 'The pins Y 3UV are held .in an upright positionby reason of dispensing compartment having an access open-- ing in a wall thereof, a cup-shapedmember pivotally mounted in said dispensing compartment,

ysaid ,cup-'shaped member having an open end adapted to register with said upper compartment f or receiving arollfof paper therefrom and for registering. with, said access opening,

. means associated with said cup-shaped member theislot's 21 and thus 'as the pins `A30 are .held

in this position, rotation ofthe tubular members' 24..effct'u'ates outward longitudinal movements of lthe.Y pins 30 and the stub shafts 28. VIt Vcan thusibe,seen=that upon rotation of Athe cupshaped member to the 4, the Vstub shafts 28 are retracted from said 3 member. L

1n the ,positionshown in-Figure Yl Va roll of paper, l1 falls into the cup-'shaped member. The

l cupi-'shaped vmember' 2l) is now rotated in a counter-clockwise direction, this rotation ofthe cup-shaped'membercauses rotation of the memposition shown inFigure bers`2 4 which in turn,v provide for movement of thepins 391.which thereupon move Vthe stub shafts` 28.toward eachotherinto the cup-shaped member. As the stubshafts 28 are thus moved they engage the tubular supports Il of the rolls' `of,Y paper in mating relation thereby pivotally orrotatably mounting the roll' of paper on the said stub shaft.

The cup-shaped member is new again positioned whereby access tothe roll of paper may be' had through jthev access opening I9. vWhen the roll is exhausted the tubular supportl'l' of course still remains rotatably supported on the stud,V shafts 28. As the cup-shaped member 20 is n,no wzrotated nagain in a clockwise direction, the stub shafts 28 of course again will be withdrawn'. The tubular support Il' thereuponV as shownin Figure 4 falls through the opening 22 againstthe lower arcuate bottom 3l' whereupon itis retained inA position by means of the flange 32, 'Ifhe-tubularsupports l1 can now be'easily lremoved throughthe access opening I9.

1t can-now be seenV that an improved disy pensing device has'been disclosed. The magazine compartment may be arranged to hold a numberofY rolls of paper in position and in order to securela'newvroll it isla simple matter to merelyrota-te thecup-shaped member 20 into thepositions disclosed. Y In this manner a great time'saving (is effective since it is unnecessary Y to provide separate storage places for the paper buta number'of rolls .may thus be stored and thefs'erolls are in a positionfor immediate use as the necessity arrives.V 'The retraction of the stub shafts 28 and their subsequent movement to effectuate mating engagement with the tubular pins extending through 'said helical :slots andthrough the longitudinalslots of said sleeves, said for rotatably supporting yarroll'of paper, said -means including a pair of stub shafts, projecting` toward each other into the cup-shaped member, the shafts being adapted to mate with the v,tubular member of a paper roll for rotatably supporting said roll, and means for withdrawing .said stub .shafts relative to each other andgto sition. Y

2. A rolled paper dispensing device comprising a container adapted to b'e supported in an upright position, said container including an upper magazine compartment for storing rolls of paper, a dispensing compartment positioned below said upper compartment and in communication therewith, said dispensing compartment having an access opening,` a cup-shaped member pivotally mounted inY said dispensing compartment, said cup-shaped member having a rst opening adaptedfrto register with the accessV opening in one position and with the upper,V compartment in a second position, said cup-shaped member having a second opening'disposed substantially in opposed relation with respect to said first opening, means 'for rotatably supportinga roll of paper in saidcup-shaped member, said means including a pair of tubular members connected to` said cup-shaped member'and projecting outwardly from opposite sides thereof, means rotatably supporting said tubular member on said container including sleeves lconnected VVto opposite sides of said container, said tubular member having helical slots formed therein, stub shafts reciprocally mountedV in said tubular members, said sleeves having longitudinal extending slotsformed therein,` and pins supported on saidstub shafts, said stub shafts being disposed within the cup-shaped member for engaging the Vtubular support of a roll of paper in mating relation, said stub shafts being substantially Withdrawn from` the cupshaped member during pivotal movement of the same into the second position whereby the tubular support is discharged through the second opening and said cup-shaped member receives a ance with claim 2, including means for receiving' and retaining the discharged tubular support, said means being positioned below and adjacent said access opening. Y

4. A rolled paper dispensing device comprising a container adapted to be supported in an upright position, said container including an upper magazine compartment for containing rolls of paper stored therein, a dispensing compartment positioned below said upper compartment, said dispensing compartment having an access opening in a wall thereof, a cup-shaped member pivotally mounted in said dispensing compartment, said cup-shaped member having an open end adapted to register with said upper compartment for receiving a roll of paper therefrom and for registering with said access opening, means associated with said cup-shaped member for rotatably supporting a roll of paper, said means including a pair of stub shafts projecting toward each other into the cup-shaped member, the shafts being adapted to mate with the cylindrical opening of a paper roll for rotatably supporting said roll, and means for withdrawing said stub shafts relative to each other and to the roll during rotation of the cup-shaped member into position for receiving a new roll from said feeding compartment, said means being arranged to move the stub shafts into mating engagement with a new roll of paper during pivotal movement of the cup-shaped member to its starting position.

5. A rolled paper dispensing device comprising a container adapted to be supported in an upright position, said container including an up- Vper magazine compartment for storing rolls of paper, a dispensing compartment positioned below said upper compartment and inrcommunication therewith, said dispensing compartment having an access opening, a cup-shaped member pivotally mounted in said dispensing compartment, said cup-shaped member having a rst opening adapted to register with the access opening in one position and with the upper compartment in a second position, means for rotatably supporting a roll of paper in said cup-shaped member, said means including a pair of tubular members connected to said cup-shaped member and projecting outwardly from opposite sides thereof, means rotatably supporting said tubular members on said container including sleeves connected to opposite sides of said container, said tubular members having helical slots formed therein, stub shafts reciprocally4 mounted in said tubular members, said sleeves having longitudinally extending slots formed therein, and pins supported on said stub shafts, said pins extending through said helical slots and through the longitudinal slots of said sleeves, sadstub shafts being disposed within the cup-shaped member for engaging the cylindrical opening of a roll of paper in mating relation, said stub shafts being substantially withdrawn from the cup-shaped member during pivotal movement of the same into the second position and said cup-shaped member receives a new roll from the magazine compartment, the cup-shaped member being movable towardthe first position whereby the stub shafts are moved toward each other and into mating engagement with the cylindrical opening of said new roll.

6. A rolled paper dispensing device comprising a container adapted to be supported in an upright position, said container including an upper magazine for containing rolls of paper stored therein, a dispensing compartment positioned bef low said upper compartment, said dispensing compartment having an upper access opening, a cup-shaped member within said dispensing compartment, said cup-shaped member having anl opening adapted to register with said access opening during one position, means pivotally supporting said cup-shaped member in said dispensing compartment, said cup-shaped member being pivotally movable to a second position whereby the opening of said cup-shaped member registers with the magazine compartment, a pair of stub shafts projecting inwardly into said cupshaped member, said stub shafts being adapted to engage the cylindrical opening of a roll of paper in mating relation, means reciprocally supporting said stub shafts on said container for movement toward and away from each other, and means connected to said cup-shaped member for engaging said stub shafts whereby said stub shafts, are substantially retracted from the cup-shaped member in response to pivotal movement of the same to the second position, said stub shafts being movable into the cup-shaped member and into mating engagement with a roll of paper during lmovement of the cup-shaped member into said first position.

JOHN S. HOLMES.

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

UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,546,597 Harris Mar. 27, 1951

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Classifications
U.S. Classification242/558, 312/34.22, 242/596.6, 242/560.3
International ClassificationA47K10/40, A47K10/38, A47K10/24
Cooperative ClassificationA47K10/38, A47K10/40
European ClassificationA47K10/38, A47K10/40