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Publication numberUS2640656 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 2, 1953
Filing dateDec 28, 1950
Priority dateNov 21, 1950
Publication numberUS 2640656 A, US 2640656A, US-A-2640656, US2640656 A, US2640656A
InventorsHarry Donkin William
Original AssigneeRexel Products Of Canada Ltd
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Dispenser for self-adhesive tape
US 2640656 A
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June 2, 1953 w. H. DONKIN 2,640,656

DISPENSER FOR SELF-ADHESIVE TAPE Filed Dec. 28, 1950 INVENTOR ATTORN EY Patented June 2, 1953 DISPENSER FOR SELF-ADHESIVE TAPE Harry Donkin, Ealing, London, England, assignor to Reno] Products of Canada Limited,

Toronto, Canada Application December 26, 1950', Seriai No. 203,103 In Great Britain November 21, 1950 The subject matter of this invention is a one piece plastic dispenser of the type adapted to utilize a pressure sensitive roll tape. One object of the invention i realized in the provision of an effective andsimplified dispenser of the character referred to wherein the shell thereof has one upstanding side only and this wall embodies a peripheral transversely arranged inwardly overhanging and rearwardly and downwardly flared rim characterizing in part a top wall of the shell and in part an advantageous back rest for the palm of the hand. of the operator using the dispenser, the back rest being merged with a transversely arranged bottom wall of the shell extending from the side wall and adapted when the dispenser is used to be conveniently seated on the middle fingers of the hand of the operator or on an appropriate sup porting surface when the dispenser is not in use.

Specifically another object resides in arranging the overhanging rim to the rear of a disc shaped part of the unitary and upstanding side wall which carries a centrally arranged tubular portion comprising a resilient and normally retracted finger having a radially but outwardly extending locking lip or terminal adapted to be actuated by the roll of tape when moved into or out of the shell and concomitantly on or 011 the tubular portion. Another object is predicated upon serviceable and efiective means for anchoring tape unwound from the roll on an upwardly portion inw-ardly overhanging the front inclined. wall of the shell, the front wall being merged. with the unitar upstanding side wall and with the bottom wall or base of the shell, thus precluding buckling of the side wall. Other important objects and functional and structural features advantages of the invention will appear from the following detailed description considered in the light of the accompanying drawings wherein.

Fig. l is perspective View of the dispenser according to my invention.

Fig. 2 is a side elevational view of Fig. 1, illustrating the open side face. of the dispenser and a roll of pressure sensitive or self adhesive tape rotatably mounted therein.

Fig. 3 is another elevational View of Fig. l but showing the closed side face of the dispenser,

Fig. l is a rear elevational view on the line 4- 1 of Fig. 2,. however with the rollof tape omitted.

Fig. 5 is. a front elevational View of the dispenser taken on the line 5-5- of 2 but with the roll of tape omitted. todepict the locking member or finger.

9 Claims. (Cl. 242-555) Fig. 6 is aplan view of Fig. 3, showing the dispenser held within one hand of the operator thereof, and

Fig. 7 is a sectional view on the line 'I---!: of Fig. 2.

According to the invention, the dispenser is in the form of a one piece open plastic shelL'genorally designated having the bottom substantially rectilinear wall 2, constituting a base for the shell and adapted to be seated on a suitable supporting surface SF; The side wall t is integral or merged with bottom wall 2 and isv disposed at a right angular relation or normal thereto. The front inclined. wall 3 is integral or merged with bottom wall 2 and side wall t and is disposed at right angles or normal thereto. Tubular portion 5 has its inner'end merged with side wall. 5 and has a free unsupported outer and E spaced from bottom wall 2 and disposed to the rear of reentrant gap R dividing side- Wall I into front and. rear components FL and RC respectively (Figs. 1, 2 and 3).

Tubular portion 5 as shown is cylindrical and is arranged substantially centrally, of the rear component BC, the forward portion of the lat-.

ter may be considered for purposes of specifics tapered and in part constitutes the top wall TW and in part the rear wall or back rest BR of. the plastic shell SH. Ofcourse rim F is integral or merged with base 2. and the side wall I.

As illustrated spaced slits l interrupt the body of the tubular portion 5 and leadv to the free unsroported outer end E. Lip or terminal 9 ex;- tends radially outwardly, that is, laterally of the resilientfinger or member 8 straddled by slits 1. Lip 9 removably holds the roll of. tape TP on the tubularportion 5 contiguous to side wall If as is well understood. lhe upwardly flared portion or ledge FF at the upper end of the front inciined wall 3 of shell SH embodies an anterior toothed face TF and a posterior flat face FF of constitutes a rest for the palm of the hand of the operator when holding the dispenser.

More specifically, the inclined wall 3, the bottom wall or base 2 and the transversely arranged peripheral rim F constitute a fully open side face of the shell and this open side face extends the entire length and height of the shell and is opposite to the upstanding side wall I. Through this open side face it is apparent that the roll of tape I? can be readily and promptly inserted into or removed from the shell and concomitantly on or off the tubular portion 5 at which time the roll actuates or abuts lip 9 flexing the resilient member inwardly to release or unlock the roll, that is, resilient member or finger 8 is normally flush with tubular portion 5. In other words finger 8 is held normally retracted to be flush with tubular portion 5. Of course by manually pressing lip 9 inwardly, the reel or roll of tape can be quickly slipped or mounted over tubular portion 5. Also due to the inherent operation of the resilient finger 8 the roll may be placed over lip 9 to automatically press finger 8 in- 'wardly prior to shifting the roll over tubular portion 5. In either case after the roll is completely seated on and about tubular portion 5, the resilient finger 8 snaps back or retracts automatically. This operation is inherent. In addition if the roll of tape be on tubular portion 5, this roll of tape if desired may also be conveniently employed to automatically actuate to depress finger 8. In this connection, the roll or reel is first manually grasped by the fingers of the operator, who thereafter simply pulls the roll towards lip 9 and the latter is depressed as the roll is pulled off tubular portion 5. This function is likewise inherent in the structural organization herein specifically described and shown.

It should be observed that top wall 'I'W progressively increases in width in proportion to its distance away from the disc shaped portion D. Roll of tape TP is preferably of the pressure "sensitive or self adhesive type and an end therewith base 2 and unitary upstanding side wall I,

thus precluded buckling of the latter relative to base 2. Similarly back rest BR serves a like function in that it interconnects side wall i and base 2. While the above is a description of the principles of this invention in connection with the specific dispenser illustrated, it is to be clearly understood that this description in the light of such illustrations is made only by way of example and not as a limitation on the scope of the invention as defined in the accompanying claims.

I claim: 1. A dispenser adapted to removably receive a roll of self-adhesive tape; comprising, an open one piece shell embodying a bottom wall adapted to be seated on a supporting surface and having a forwardly arranged inclined front wall extending upwardly and outwardly relative to said bottom wall and merged therewith, said shell having one side wall only, said side wall being substantially normal to said bottom wall and to said inclined wall and integral with both of said last mentioned walls, said side wall having a reentrant gap near the front part thereof, a tubu lar portion substantially normal to said side wall and extending transversely of and within said shell and spaced from said bottom wall and having its inner end spaced from and disposed to the rear of said gap and merged with said side wall and having a free unsupported outer end, said tubular portion having spaced slits leading to and interrupting said unsupported outer end and defining a resilient member, said tubular portion adapted to rotatably support said roll and said resilient member having a lip projecting outwardly and laterally thereof and beyond said unsupported outer end to disengageably cooperate with said roll to hold the latter on said tubular portion and contiguous to said side wall, and the forward part of said inclined wall including a ledge at its upper end, said ledge having a posterior portion to which tape unwound from said roll may be adhesively secured and having an anterior toothed portion to facilitate severing of said tape when unwound from said roll, said shell having an open side face extending across the length and height of said shell and disposed opposite to said side wall for convenient insertion or removal of said roll into or out of said shell and concomitantly on or off said tubular portion pursuant to automatic actuation of said lip by said roll to flex said resilient member in a direction towards the inside of said tubular portion.

2. A dispenser adapted to removably receive a roll of self-adhesive tape; comprising, an open one piece shell embodying a substantially rectilinear bottom wall adapted to be seated on a supporting surface and having a forwardly ar ranged inclined front wall extending upwardly and outwardly relative to said bottom wall and merged therewith, said shell having one side wall only, said side wall being substantially normal to said bottom wall and to said inclined wall and integral with both of said last mentioned walls, said side wall having a reentrant gap near the forward part thereof and in part dividing said side wall into front and rear components, a tubular portion substantially normal to said rear component and extending transversely of and within said shell and spaced from said bottom wall and having its inner end spaced from and to the rear of said gap and merged with said rear component and having a free unsupported outer end, said tubular portion having spaced slits leading to and interrupting said unsupported outer end and defining a resilient member, said tubular portion adapted to rotatably support said roll and said resilient member having a lip projecting outwardly and laterally thereof and beyond said outer end to disengageably cooperate with said roll to hold the latter on said tubular portion and contiguous to said rear component, and the forward part of said inclined wall including a ledge at its upper end, said ledge having a posterior portion to which tape unwound from said roll may be adhesively secured and having an anterior toothed portion to facilitate severing of said tape when unwound from said roll, said shell having an open side face extending across the length and height of said shell and disposed opposite to said side wall for convenient insertion or removal of said roll into or out of said shell and concomitantly on or on? said tubular portion pursuant to automatic actuation of said lip by said roll to flex said resilient member in a direction towards the inside of said tubular portion.

acaaeee 3. Adispenser" adapted to removably receive aroll of self-adhesive tape; comprising, an open one piece plastic shell embodying a bottom wall adapted to be seated on a: supporting surface and having a forwardly arranged inclined front wall extending upwardly and outwardly relative to said bottom wall and merged therewith, said shell having one side wall only; said side wallbeing substantially normal tosaid bottom wall andto said inclined wall and integral with both of said last mentioned walls; said side wall having a reentrant gap near the forward part thereof and in part dividing said side wall into front and rear components, a cylindrical tubular portion substantially normal to said rear'component and estending transversely of and within shelland spaced from said bottom wall and having its inner end spaced from and" disposed to the rear of said gap and merged with said rear component and having a free unsupported outer end, said tubular portion having spaced slits to and interrupting said outer end and definingresil'ient member, said tubular portion adapted torotatably support said rolla-nd said resilient member having a lip projecting outwardly and laterally thereof and disposed radially beyond said unsupported outer end to disengageably cooperate with saidroll to hold the latter on said tubularportion and contiguous to said side wall. and the forward part of said inclined wall ineluding an upwardly flared ledge at its upper end integral with said front component and" inwardly overhanging said inclined wall, said ledge having a posterior portion to which tape-unwound from said roll may be adhesively secured and having an anterior toothed portion to facilitate severing of said tape when unwound from said roll, said shell having an open side face extending across the length and height of said shell and disposed opposite to said side wall to permit insertion or removal of said roll into or out of said shell and concomitantly on or on" said tubular portion pursuant to automatic actuation of said lip by said roll to flex said resilient member in a direction towards the inside of said tubular portion.

A dispenser adapted to removably receive a roll of self-adhesive tape; comprising, an open one piece shell embodying a bottom wall adapted to be seatedon a supporting surface and having a forwardly arranged inclined front wall extending upwardly and outwardly relative to said bottom wall and merged therewith, said shell having one side wall only, said side wall being substantially normal to said bottom wall and to said inclined wall and integral with both of said last mentioned walls, said side wall having recntrant gap near the forward part thereof and inpart dividing said side wall into-front and components, a tubular portion substantially norreal to said rear component and extending transversely of and within said shell and spaced from said bottom wall and having its inner endspaced from and disposed to the rear of said gap and merged with said. rear component and having a free unsupported: outer end, said tubular portion having space-d slits leading to and interrupting said outer end and defining a resilient memher, said. tubular portion adapted to rotatab'ly support said roll and said resilient member having a lip projecting outwardly and laterally there of and beyond said unsupported outer end to disengageably cooperate with said roll to hold the latter on said tubular portion and contiguous to said side wall, the forward part of said inclined wall including an upwardly flared ledge ati-ts upper end integral with said front component and overhanging said inclined wall, said ledge havinga'post'erior" portion towhich tape: unwound from said roll may be adhesively secured and having an anterior toothed portion to facilitate severing of said tape when unwound from said roll, said rear component having an upper arcuate' crown portion defining in part a forwardly disposed disk shaped section, and a transversely arranged peripheral rim at the rear of saidsection and substantially normal to and integral with said crown portion and the lower part of said rear component and merged with and extending upwardly from saidbottom wall, said shell having an open side face extending across the length and height of said shell and disposed opposite tosaid side wall for convenient insertion or removal of said rollinto or out of said shell and ooncomitantl on or off said tubular portion pursuant to automatic actuation of said lip by said roll to" flex said resilient member in a direction towards the inside of said tubular portion.

5'. A. dispenser adapted to removabl'y receive a roll of self -adhesi-vetape; comprising, an open onepiece shell embodying a transversely arranged bottom wall" adapted to be seated on a supporting surface and having a forwardly arranged inclined front wall extending outwardly relative to said bottom wall and merged therewith; said shell having one side wallonly, said side wall being substantially normal to said bottom wall and to said inclined wall and integral with both of said last mentioned walls; said side wall" having a reentrant' gap near the forward part thereof and in part dividing said sidewall into front and rear components, a tubular portion substantially 11orma l to said'rear component and extending transversely of and within said shell and spaced from said bottom wall and having its inner end spaced from and disposed to the rear of said gap-and mergedwith said rear component and having a free unsupported outer end, said tubular portion having spaced slits leading to and interrupting said outer end and defining a resilient member, said tubular portion adapted to rotatably support said roll and said resilient member having a lip projecting outwardly and laterally thereof and beyond said outer end to disengageably cooperate with said roll to hold the latter on said tubular portion contiguous to said side wall, the for ward part of said inclined wall including an upwardly flared ledge at its upper end integral with said front component and overhanging said inclined' well, said ledge having, a posterior portion to which. tape unwound from said roll may be adhesivel'y secured and having an anterior toothed portion to facilitate severing of said tape when unwound from said roll; said rear component having an upper arcuate' crown portion defining in part. a forwardly disposed disk shaped section and a transversely arranged peripheral rim at the rear of said section and substantially normal to and integral with said crown portion and the lower part of said rear component and merged with and extending upwardly from said bottom wall, said rim in. part constituting the top wall of said shell and progressively increasing in width in. proportion to its distance away from the rear part of said section and in part overlianging said rear component and roll; said in cli'ned wall-,, bottom wall and rim defining an open side face extending across the length and height of said shell and opposite to said side wall for aca csc convenient insertion or removal of said roll into or out of said shell and concomitantly on or off said tubular portion pursuant to automatic actuation of said lip by said roll to flex said resilient member in a direction towards the inside of said tubular portion 6. A dispenser adapted to removably receive a roll of self-adhesive tape; comprising, an open one-piece shell embodying a substantially rec tilinear bottom wall constituting a transversely arranged base adapted to be seated on a supporting surface and having a forwardly arranged inclined front wall extending upwardly and outwardly relative to said bottom wall and merged therewith, said shell having one side wall only, said side vial: being substantially normal to said bottom wall and to said inclined wall and integral with both of said last mentioned walls, said side wall having a reentrant gap near the forward part thereof and in part dividing said side wall into front and rear components, a cylindrical tubular portion substantially normal to said rear component and extending transversely of and within said shell and spaced from said bottom wall and having its inner end spaced from and disposed to the rear of'said gap and merged with said rear component and having a free unsupported outer end, said tubular portion having spaced slits leading to and interrupting said outer end and defining a resilient member, said tubular portion adapted to rotatably support said roll and said resilient member having a lip projecting outwardly and laterally thereof and disposed radially beyond said unsupported outer end to disengageably cooperate with said roll to hold the latter on said tubular portion and contiguous to said side wall, the forward part of said inclined wall including an upwardly flared ledge at its upper end integral with said front component and inwardly overhanging said inclined wall, said ledge having a posterior portion to which tape unwound from said roll may be adhesively secured and having an anterior toothed portion to facilitate severing of said tape when unwound from said roll, said rear component having an upper arcuate crown portion defining in part a forwardly disposed disk shaped section, and a transversely arranged peripheral rim at the rear of said section and substantially normal to and integral with said crown portion and the lower part of said rear component and merged with and extending upwardly from said bottom wall, said rim in part constituting the top wall of said shell and progressively increasing in width in proportion to its distance away from the rear part of said section and in part overhanging said rear component and roll, said rim embodying a reentrant notch and said tubular portion being disposed substantially centrally of said rear component; said ront wall, bottom wall and rim defining an open side face extending across said shell opposite to said side wall for convenient insertion or removal of said roll into or out of said shell and concomitantly on or off said tubular portion pursuant to automatic actuation of said lip by said roll to flex said resilient member in a direction towards the inside of said tubular portion.

7. A dispenser adapted to removably receive a roll of self adhesive tape; comprising, an open one piece plastic shell embodyin aibottom wall constituting a transversely arranged base adapted to be seated on a supporting surface and having a transversely arranged front wall, said shell having one side wall only, said side wall being substantially normal to said base and front wall, said side wall having a reentrant gap near the forward part thereof and in part dividing said side wall into front and rear components, a cylindrical tubular portion substantially normal to said rear component and extending transversely of and within said shell and spaced from said base and having its inner end spaced from and disposed to the rear of said gap and having a free unsupported outer end, said tubular portion having spaced slits leadin to and interrupting said outer end and defining a resilient member, said tubular portion adapted to rotatably support said roll and said resilient member having a terminal lip adapted to be actuated by said roll and projecting outwardly and radially beyond said unsupported outer end to disengageably cooperate with said roll to hold the latter on said tubular portion and contiguous to said side wall, and the forward part of said front wall including an accessible ledge having a posterior portion to which tape unwound from said roll may be adhesively secured and having an anterior toothed portion to facilitate severing of said tape when unwound from said roll, said shell having a transversely arranged rim merged with said rear component and in part adapted to overhan said roll; said base, front wall and rim defining an open side face extending across the length and height of said shell and opposite to said side wall for convenient insertion or removal of said roll into or out of said shell and concomitantly on or off said tubular portion pursuant to automatic actuation of said lip by said roll to flex said resilient member in a direction towards the inside of tubular portion.

8. A dispenser adapted to removably accommodate a roll of self adhesive tape; comprising, a shell embodying a bottom wall adapted to be seated on a supporting surface and having a forwardly arranged front wall extending upwardly relative to said bottom wall and merged therewith, said shell having one side wall only, said side wall being substantially normal to said bottom wall and said front wall and integral with both of said last mentioned walls, a tubular portion substantially normal to said side wall and extending transversely of and within said shell and spaced from said bottom wall and having its inner end merged with said side wall and having a free unsupported outer end, said tubular portion having spaced slits leading to and interrupting said outer end to define a resilient memher, said tubular portion adapted to rotatably support said roll and said resilient member having a lip projecting radially outwardly to disengageably cooperate with said roll to removably hold the latter on said tubular portion and contiguous to said side wall, and a ledge at the top of said front wall having a posterior portion to which tape unwound from said roll may be adhesively secured and having an anterior toothed portion to facilitate severing of said tape when unwound from said roll, said shell having an open side face extendin across the length and height of said shell and disposed opposite to said side wall for convenient insertion of said roll into said shell and concomitantly on said tubular portion pursuant to automatic actuation of said lip by said roll to flex said resilient member in a 1tiirection towards the inside of said tubular porion.

9. A dispenser adapted to removably accommodate a roll of self adhesive tape; comprising, an open one piece shell embodying a bottom wall 9 n adapted to be seated on a supporting surface. and having a forwardly arranged front wall extending upwardly relative to said bottom wall'fand merged therewith, said shell having one sidewall only, said side wall being substantially normal to said bottom wall and said front wall and integral with both of said last mentioned walls, a cylindrical tubular portion substantially normal to said side wall and extending transversely'jof and within said shell and spaced from said bottom wall and having its inner end merged with said side wall and having a free unsupported outer end, said tubular portion havin circumferentially spaced slits leading to and interrupting said outer end to define a resilient member, saidtubular portion adapted to rotatably support said roll and said resilient member having a lip projecting radially, outwardly to disengageably cooperate with said roll to removably hold the latter on said tubular portion and contiguous to said side wall, and a ledge at the top of said front wall having a posterior portion to which tape unwound from said roll may be adhesively secured and having an anterior toothed portion to facilitate severing of said tape when unwound from said roll, said shell having an open side face extending across the length and height of said shell and disposed opposite to said side wall for convenient insertion of said roll into said shell and concomitantly on said tubular portion pursuant to automatic actuation of said lip by said roll to flex said resilient member in a direction towards the inside of said tubular portion, said shell havin a peripheral transversely arranged rim integral with and extending from the rear part. of said side wall and integral with and extending upwardly from said bottom wall.

WILLIAM HARRY DON KIN.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification225/25, 225/66, 225/77
International ClassificationB65H35/00
Cooperative ClassificationB65H35/0026
European ClassificationB65H35/00B2B