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Publication numberUS2789725 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 23, 1957
Filing dateOct 19, 1953
Priority dateOct 19, 1953
Publication numberUS 2789725 A, US 2789725A, US-A-2789725, US2789725 A, US2789725A
InventorsCarper Earl R
Original AssigneeCarper Earl R
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Dispensing device
US 2789725 A
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April 23, 19'57 E R CARPER 2,789,725

DISPENSING DEVICE Filed Oct. 19, 1953 IN1/mm2 EARL R- CARPE R ATTORNEYS United States Patent l2,789,725 DISPnNSncnnyIcn Earl-R. Caliper, San Francisco, Calif. Application October`19, 195 .,Seriffil No. 386,823 7 Claims. `(Cl. 2221-56) flhisinvention relates .to v`l,ispensing devices and more panticularly to 'a .device for dispensing disposable paper sheets andthe like.

' "Ehe main object of. .theinventionis theprovisionof a device for `holding a stack of `fold'ed paper sheets and havingincorporated thereinmeans vfor .wetting the .sheets .with a liquid so as .to .facilitate the cleansing operation.

Another object .ofthe invention the l.provision of a :compact device adapted .to contain a stack of paper-.sheets and a reservoir Vfornfluifd, .with-.said `stack and reservoir being arranged lin suhamanner as to Afacilitatethe use vrofv such sheets forlwhat'ever .purpose desired.

Still another object of the y`invention is .the 1provision of a combinationpaper vcornpartment and wetting device which is inexpensive to make Yand foolproof in operation.

Other objects and advantages vwill beseenin the following specication anddrawings;

Fig. l is a front elevational View ofthe invention.

Fig. 2 is a vertical vcross sectional. View 4through the device as taken along lines 2 2 of Eig. l and showing the individual sheets of paper .schematically by int-.ans of single liners. v

Fig 3 .iS en enlarged fragmentary V,cross sectional view ef the device adjacent the discharge neck of `the duid reservoir. i

Fig 4 .is en end eleyational AView partly ,.brokcnnway end in section .Showing the ,manner `of..operation- Eig- 5 is a reduced Afront'eleyationnl of a modified form of the invention having two tluiglreseryoirs.

,1.1.1 detail. the inyention comprises c .compartment on box generally designated 1 .whichniay bemade of `any `suitable material such as cardboard o r plastic. The .box 1 .is Preferably rectangular Vand commises a top well .2, a .bottom Woll 3, opuoite frontend .rear walls 4, 5 and opposite end walls 6, 7.

Compartment 1 is adapted to receive therein a stack of paper sheets (Eig. 2) of any desired consistency. Preferably each sheet 10 is folded to provide a vertically extending major portion 11 and 'a half fold 12 which is folded upon itself to provide a relatively narrow Yfront fold v13 which is positioned about centrally o f the vertical egtent of the folded sheet. APreferably the major portion 1l terminates nt its upper end in a. relatively nan-ow marginal .foldV lft- `When a plurality of sheets. 1.0 are steclied within .the communient 1 as `above described, and ns Shown in Fig 2, `it will be seen that thc-Hap 13 ,of the Slieetndiocent front wall 4 may be grasped by the fingers of the user .through an opening v15in the front wall r.4-

Opening 15 is preferably formed by providing a generally U-shaped portion 17 ',(lig. l) infront wall 4 delined by apair df rows\13,19 df perforationsor other 2,789,725 latented Apr. 23, 1957 `2 provided to swingably secure the flap v20 to the frot wall .4.

Between the innerend of the stack ofsheets 1l) --and `the-rear wall 5, is p ositioneda A hollow bulb or reservoir 25 which may be formed of rubber or the like. Thisgbulb 2 5-is provided with a reduced neck portion26 (Eig. 3) which is formed with an internal annular projection .27 adapted to be received ina complementarily formed annular groove 28 in a closure or stopper 29. -Byithis structure it isseen that the stopper 29 is rmly butremovablysecured :Within the neck 26 of `the bulb .25 and effects aa tight seal.

The bulb 2S flares outwardly and upwardly h from neck 26 as seenin Fig. f3 and `is provided'withfapair of spaced lips 30, 31. The top .wa1l2 isprovided with a ;hole .32 adjacent vto but spaced from Arear wall 5 and the annular marginal portion 33 of top wall Z-whichsurrounds .hole

3 2 is received between said lipsll, 31 as `seen,in Fig. 3. `.inasmuch as both the marginal portion 33 and the-lips 30, 31 are -yieldable, it is a simple matter 4to .afilxtthe bulb 25 so that it depends from said ltop `wall V2.

A;hanger strip v35' is carried by the upper end .of bulb 2 5 and may be integral therewith. At 4one Yend ofsaid strip 3S the same is provided with an aperture 37 by .means of which the entire assembly may .be-suspended from a hook or nail. Preferably a conventional suction cup 39 .is integrally carried by said strip to'permitattachment to an automobile window, dash board, .or firewall,

mirror or other smooth surface.

4Extending axially through theclosure `29 yis a rigidconduit 40 which terminates at its lower end adjacent the or to permit the Vdev-iceito be fastenedto a bathroom wall,

bottom of bulb .25. Conduit 40 projects outwardly a .42 directed forwardly asshown in Fg- 4. Thelasembly may thenbe attachedtoany desired support, although it will be noted that once it is attached it is not Anecessary o 'remove it to ll bulb 25 unless the same'is in an inaccessible position. The user may then remove the paper sheet that is adjacent front wall 4 by lifting up slightly on front ilap20 ofcompalrtment 1. rIt will be noted that the front `fold 13 of each sheet V1 0 is immediately accessible to theuser although protected from dirt and grime at all times by ilap 2 0 when the front sheet is removed. The next 4sheet is always immediately available for subsequent use because of the manner of folding the sheets as above described.

After a sheet is removed it maybe retainedin thesame hand and the vfront ap 2li may then be pressed inwardly 'by theindex finger or thumb of the user so as Ato compress bulb 25" and force the liquid contained therein through vdischarge tube 42 onto the sheet l0. AFor most purposes, such as cleaning a windowor spotting a soiled surface, a very snjlall `amount of `Water is all that is required.`

ABy the above described structure itrwill be seen that practically no more time is required to'make available a Wetted'sheet of paper than to withdraw/"adry vsheet from a conventional dispenser. l Anextremely important feature 4of theV invention resides in the cooperation between the. bulbZSanci the sheetsllft, tQgother with the walls of' the'. compartment 1.

3 In this connection it will be noted that the bulb 2S is always at leas-t slightly compressed at all times so that 1t Vcooperates with the sheets 10 to urge the latter `against 'Y front wall 4 where they are immediately available at all p times for removal through opening l5. Furthermore, the

sheets 10 cooperate with the Vflap 20 to compress the bulb 25 when it is desired to discharge iuid `frrom'the Although it is usually desirable to have a full charge of paper in compartment l. when the -bulb 25 is being relled, the discharge tube 42 is formed from rubber or the like to make the s ame exible to permit the user to pinch it while new sheets of paper are being inserted.

By this structure any inadvertent leakage is obviated.

The present invention is not limited to use with water for cleaning purposes and it will be understood that the bulb 25 may be filled with any desired liquid such as germicides, insecticides, solvents, oils, perfumes and pharmaceutical liquids depending upon the particular use to which it is to be put.

j More than one reservoir may be employed for dilerent liquids as desired. Thus, in Fig. 5 there is shown a compartment 50 provided with two bulbs to which are connected discharge tubes 51, 52 respectively. Thisparticular modication is especially desirable for use With cosmetics when the successive ,use of two or more liquids is desired.

rAlthough the invention has been described for use with paper sheet it will be understood that other folded material, such as cloth or gauze sheets may be employed.

The specific embodiments of the invention described should not be understood as limitations of the invention as it is obvious that various modiiications in design may be madewithout departing from the following claims.

Il claim: j e

l. A dispenser for paper and the like, comprising a compartment -containing a charge of sheets and having,`

an opening in one side through which such sheets may be removed, a resilient reservoir for liuid in said compartment yadjacent the side vopposite said one side and Vadapted to be compressedrby movement of said charge toward the same, said reservoir being provided with an 4outlet externally of said compartment whereby pressure applied to 4said one side is transferred through said charge compresses said reservoir and forces said fluid through said outlet. Y t

2. A dispenser for paper and the like, comprising a vcompartment containing a charge yof sheets and having van opening in one side through which lsuch sheets may be removed, a'resilient reservoir for fluid in said compartment adjacent the side opposite said one side and adaptedto be compressed by movement of said charge toward the same, said reservoir being provided with an outlet externally of said compartment whereby pressure applied to lsaid one side is transferred through said charge compresses said reservoir and forces said fluid through said outlet, said outlet being positioned so as to discharge such uid outwardly of said one side.

3. A dispenser for paper and the like, comprising a compartment containing a charge of sheets and having an opening in Vone side through which such sheets may be removed, a resilient reservoir Vfor liuid in said compart-ment adjacent the side opposite said one side Vand adapted to be compressedvby movement of said chargetoward the same, said reservoir being provided with an -outlet externally of said compartment whereby pressure compartment containing a charge of sheets and having an opening in one side through which such sheets may be removed, a resilient reservoir for liuid in said compartment adjacent the side opposite said one side and adapted to be compressed by movement of said charge toward the same, said reservoir being provided with an outlet externally of 'said compartment whereby pressure applied to said one side is transferred through said charge compresses said reservoir and forces said liuid through said outlet, said one side being provided with va hinged ap overlying said opening to permit compressing said stack by applying pressure on said ilap, thereby compressing said reservoir. ,Y Y

5. A dispenser for disposable paper sheets comprising a compartment having a top, bottom, and `opposite front and rear walls, said front wall being provided with 4an opening and a hinged flapcovering said opening, a resilif ent reservoir for `iuid in said vcompartment adjacent said rear wall and-depending from said top wall, a charge of paper positioned between said reservoir and said front wall whereby said reservoir compresses said charge and urges the same against said front wall, a flexible self-sus taining discharge tube secured at one end to said reservoir and communicating with the interior of the latter and extending over said top and terminating at its opposite end adjacent said front wall for discharging uid from said reservoir upon compression of the latter.

6. A dispenser for disposable paper sheets comprising acompartment having a top, bottom and opposite front and rear walls, said front wall -being provided with an opening and a hinged flap covering said opening, a resilient reservoir for uid in said compartment adjacent said rear Wall and depending from said top wall, a charge of paper positioned between said reservoir and said front wall whereby said reservoir compresses said charge and urges the same against said front wall, a exible self-sustaining discharge tube secured at one end to said reservoir and communicating with the interior of the latter and extending over said top and terminating at its opposite end adjacent said front wall for discharging fluidfrom said reservoir upon compression Yof the latter, said reservoir comprising a bulb having a-discharge neckl projecting through said top wall, means-securing said neck to said top wall, a removable,closure'for'sealing said discharge neck and a conduit carried by said closure and extending downwardly into said bulb. y

7. A dispenser'for disposable paper sheets comprising a compartment having a top, bottom and opposite front and rear walls, said front wall being'provided with an opening and a hinged flap covering said opening, a resilient reservoir for uid in said compartment -adjacent said rear wall and depending from said top wall, a charge of paper positioned between said reservoir and said front wall whereby said reservoir compresses said charge and urges the same against said front wall, va exible selfsustaining discharge tube secured at one end to said reservoir and communicating with the interiorA of the latter and extending over said top andterminating at its opposite end adjacent said `front wall for discharging fluid from said reservoir upon compression of the latter, said reservoir comprising a bulb having a discharge neck projecting through said top wall, means securing said neck to said top wall, a removable closure for sealing` said discharge neck andl a Vconduit carried by said closure and extending downwardly intoV said bulb, said flexible discharge tube being secured torsaid conduit at the upper end of theflatter.' Y

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Classifications
U.S. Classification401/125, 221/135, 221/56, 206/233, 401/156, 221/302, 221/63, 221/96
International ClassificationA47K10/20, A47K10/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47K10/20
European ClassificationA47K10/20