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Publication numberUS2615562 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 28, 1952
Filing dateAug 23, 1950
Priority dateAug 23, 1950
Publication numberUS 2615562 A, US 2615562A, US-A-2615562, US2615562 A, US2615562A
InventorsMartin Rothbardt Adolph
Original AssigneeMartin Rothbardt Adolph
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Swab holder and dispenser
US 2615562 A
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0ct. 28, 1952 A. M. Ron-:amm

swAE HOLDER AND DISPENSER 3 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed Aug. 23, 1950 faz@ ZQEMHEEEEWJE Aitor/1155 Oct. 28, 1952 A. M. ROTHBARDT swAB HOLDER AND DISPENSER 3 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed Aug. 25, 1950 BY @M ATTORNEYS Oct. 28, 1952r A. M. ROTHBARDT '2256.155562 swAB HOLDER AND DISPENSER Filed Aug. 2s, 195o "esmas-sheet s cZoZpzMRaZhar Zi A .4l/0171195 Patented Oct. 28, 1952 UNITED S TAT E S f'FlflC'Ef f v 2,615,562 k r SWAB HOLDER ANDIDISPENSER"y Adolph Martin RothbardLCh-icago, -Il1'. y Application August 23, 195,0,5Serial-No. 180,999

This invention relates to swab holders and dispensers and is an improvement over the structure embodied in my co-pending application,

Serial No. 145,937, filed February 24', 1950,'for

Swab Holder, now Patent No. 2,609,089, issued September 2, 1952. f

3 Claims. (CL 20G-1) An object of this invention is to providea v holder for sterile swabs and cotton which is so vconstructed and arranged that the swabs may be removed one at a time without affecting sterility of the `remaining swabs.

Another object of this invention is vto provide an improved swab refill unit for a holder of this kind together with` an improved method of producing the swab units. i

A further object of this invention is to provide an improved cotton refill unit for mounting in a holder of this kind.

VA further object of this inventionl is to provide an improved method of making the cotton rei-lll units.

With the above and other objects in view,.my invention consists in the arrangement, combination and vdetails-of construction disclosed in the drawings and specication, and thenfmore .particularly pointed out in the appended claims.

In the drawings.:

Figure 1 is a plan view partly broken away of a swab holder and dispenser constructed according to an embodiment of thisinvention with the cover removed.

Figure 2 is a sectional view takenon the line 2--2 of Figure 1.

Figure 3 is a fragmentary sectional view taken on the line 3--3 of Figure 2. y

Figure 4 is a perspective View of the cover.

Figure 5 is a perspective view of the dispensing cap.

r Figure 6 isa perspective view of the cotton magazine.

Figure 7 is a perspective View of the swab magazine.

Figure 8 is a perspective view of the outer ,.receptacle.

Figure 9 is a plan view showing the manner in which the swab magazines are produced.

4 Figure 12 is a fragmentary sectional view taken Von the line I2'-I2 of Figure 9.

Figure 13 is a detail side elevation partly broken away and in section showing the man-V ner of forming the cotton magazine.

i2.: Referring to the drawings, the .numeral I5 designates generally a receptacle which is formedI with a cylindrical side wall I6, a bottom wall II, andan annularnange orrm I8 at 'the .upper end of sidewall IBL. A cap generally designated as I9 is. rotatably mounted onthe .upper end of the receptacle I5 A'and comprises a disc-shaped plate 20 formed. with a central cotton dispensing opening2l and formedat its outer edge with .a circular and inverted. U- shaped channel member22.. The outer leg of thechannel member 2.2h`as projecting. therefrom an annular flange-23,.` and a depending cylindrical flange '24 eXtends-fromthe flange 23 and encompassesrtherrim-ior annular flange IB of receptacle I5. The channel member 22 is formed with a cutout Y25aproviding a dispensing opening through the channel .member whereby the upper projecting end 0f a swab stick 26 .may

ybe-grasped between a pair of-fingers and pulled rugated outersheet 28. 'I'he twosheets-.28 Aand 29 form pockets -3Btherebetweenwithin which theswab sticks .26 having a `wadof cotton .3|

on the lower endsthereof are adapted to removably engage. l Preferably the lower'end of the magazine 2'I issealed as indicated at 32. The swab magazine is initiallyV constructed'in flat form and is then bent in the form of. .a cylinder and inserted within the receptacle L5.

A cotton magazine generally designated as 33 is adapted toremovably.` engage withinthe -interior of the swab magazine 2ll andcomprises a body of cotton 3'4 which'is encased .in a cylindrical wrapper 35.' The wrapper' 35 may vbe formed of any suitable flexibleymaterial .such as paper, plastic, or the like. Inthe forming of the cotton magazine 33 the bodyofcotton 34 is initially combed in a manner such'that the cotton bers are in parallel relation and lengthwise of the wad of cotton.

The cotton is then formed into'a strip of suitable size which is ycompressed and is then Vencased in a tubular casing or wrapper 35'. The tubular wrapper 35 is of any suitable length,r and the magazines 33' are then cut as'indicated at 36 from the long stick or magazine which'is formed by wrapping the long wad of cotton. The cotton is pulled upwardly through vthe dispenser opening 2| and by -having the bers-ofthe cotton extending lengthwise of the magazine when a ball 31 of cotton is initially pulled upwardly through the` dispenser opening 2| there will continue to be enmeshed cotton bers which will be pulled upwardly through the dispenser opening 2l until substantially all of the cotton 34 has been withdrawn from the jacket 35.

Referring now to Figures 9 and 10, there is disclosed one method of producing the swab magazines. The two exible sheets 28 and 29 are fed toward each other by any suitable feeding means, and the ridges of the corrugated sheet 28 are heat secured to the sheet 29.

Double ended swab sticks 25 and 26a are also fed between the sheets 28 and 29 for engagement in the flutings of corrugated sheet 2S and as the inner edges of the sheets 281 and 29 of one swab holder are spaced from the inner edges of the other swab holder there will be a substantial projection of each swab stick which is subsequently cut on" as indicated at 38, thereby separating the two connected together swab magazines.

In Figure l one magazine 2 is shown with the lower edge thereof open as indicated at 39; whereas, in Figure 1l the outer edges or ends of the holders are sealed together. By sealing the outer edges, which when the magazines are bent into cylindrical form produce the lower edges of the magazine, the cotton wadding or ball 34 will be maintained in its original sterile condition.

After the two magazines 2l and 33 are inserted into the receptacle l and the cap i9 engaged over the upper end of the receptacle l5 and encompassing the projecting ends of the swab sticks 26, a cover 4i] is adapted to be placed over the channel 22 of cap i9 as shown in Figure 2.

In the dispensing of the swab sticks or cotton from the dispenser hereinbefore described, the

vcover A0 is removed from the cap IQ, and the cap I9 is turned on the upper end of the receptacle l5 so as to expose one projecting end of the swab stick through the delivery opening 25.

The swab stick may then be pulled upwardly out of a pocket 3f) in magazine 2l. The desired amount of cotton may be pulled upwardlyby grasping the projecting ball 37 of cotton and due to the intertwining or meshing of the parallel bers of the cotton 34, there will always remain a projecting ball portion 31 after a quantity of cotton has been separated from ball 31.

The holder hereinbefore described may be formed out of any suitable material such as plastic or the like and will provide an antiseptic or sanitary means for holding swab sticks and sterile cotton. The magazines 21 are constructed in a manner whereby when one magazine has been exhausted as to the swab sticks 26, a refill magazine may be readily inserted into the receptacle I5. In the same manner when the cotton magazine 33 has been exhausted, a rell cotton magazine may be inserted interiorly of the swab magazine.

I claim:

l. In a device of the character described, a cylindrical container including spaced inner and outer walls and a bottom wall, the interior of said inner wall dening a cotton-containing receptacle and the space between said walls dening a, swab holder containing receptacle, a unitary swab holder in said last-mentioned receptacle comprised of a corrugated sheet and a flat sheet fixed to one side of said corrugated sheet to form swab stick holding pockets, closure means comprised of an upwardly turned portion of said corrugated sheet for one end of each pocket, a swab stick of a length in excess of the depth of said pockets removably positioned in at least one of said pockets, a cover rotatably mounted on said container, said cover including a central plate having an aperture therein for permitting access to said first-mentioned receptacle, a hollow bead of inverted U-shaped crosssection of a depth suliicient to accommodate the projecting portion of said swab stick surrounding said plate, and a coinciding cross-sectional cutout portion extending transversely of said bead and radially of said plate rotatable to selectively expose one of said pockets for withdrawal oi" a swab stick therefrom.

2. In a device of the character described, a cy- .l lindrical container including spaced inner and cuter walls and a bottom wall, the interior of said inner wall dein'mg a cotton-containing receptacle and the space between said walls defining a swab holder containing receptacle, a unitary swab holder in said last-mentioned receptacle comprised of a corrugated sheet and a hat sheet xed to one side of said corrugated sheet to form swab stick holding pockets, closure means comprised of an upwardly turned portion of said corrugated sheet for one end of each pocket, a swab stick of a length in excess of the depth of said pockets removably positioned in at least one of said pockets, a cover rotatably mounted on said container, said cover including a central plate having an aperture therein for permitting access to said inst-mentioned receptacle, a hollow bead of inverted U-shaped cross-section of a depth sullcient to accommodate the projecting portion of said swab stick surrounding said plate, a ooinciding cross-sectional cutout portion extending transversely of said bead and radially of said plate rotatable to selectively expose one of said pockets for withdrawal of a swab stick therefrom, said container having an annular flange about the top thereof and a corresponding ange carried by said cover seating on said rst-mentioned iiange, a depending guide ring about the periphery of said s corresponding ange, and a closure member including an annular top and a depending rim, said rim seating on the top of said corresponding ilange and closely engaging the outer periphery of said bead.

'3; In a device of the character described, a cylindrical container including spaced inner and outer walls and a bottom wall, the interior of said inner wall defining a cotton-containing receptacle and the space between said walls defining a swab holder containing receptacle, a unitary swab holder in said last-mentioned receptacle comprised of a corrugated sheet and a flat sheet xed to one side of said corrugated sheet to form swab stick holding pockets, closure means comprised of an upwardly turned portion of said corrugated sheet for one end of each pocket, a swab stick of a length in excess of the depth of said pockets removably positioned in at least one of said pockets, a cover rotatably mounted on said container, said cover including a central plate having an aperture therein for permitting access to said first-mentioned receptacle, a hollow bead of inverted U -shaped cross-section of a depth sufficient to accommodate the projecting portion of said swab stick surrounding said plate, and a coinciding cross-sectional cutout portion extending transversely of said bead and radially of said plate rotatable to selectively expose one of said pockets for withdrawal of a swab stick therefrom,

said container having an annular flange about the top thereof and a corresponding agngel carried by said cover seating on said first-mentioned flange, said cutout portion extending through both the side walls of said bead to the level of said plate and being so dimensioned as to permit the insertion of the fingers to grasp a swab stick.

ADOLP'H MARTIN ROTHBARDT.

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

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Classifications
U.S. Classification206/216, 220/23.83, 206/362, 206/370
International ClassificationB65D85/16, B65D83/02
Cooperative ClassificationB65D83/02, B65D85/16
European ClassificationB65D83/02, B65D85/16