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Publication numberUS2841276 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 1, 1958
Filing dateSep 13, 1955
Priority dateSep 13, 1955
Publication numberUS 2841276 A, US 2841276A, US-A-2841276, US2841276 A, US2841276A
InventorsSchwimmer David, Schwimmer Morton, George A Sierer
Original AssigneeSchwimmer David, Schwimmer Morton, George A Sierer
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combination dispensing and disposal device
US 2841276 A
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y 1958 D. SCHWIMMER ETAL 2,841,276

COMBINATION DISPENSING AND DISPOSAL DEVICE Filed Sept. 13, 1955 I u I n. I I I United States Patent Ofiice 2,841,276 'Patented July 1, 1958 COMBINATION DISPENSING AND DISPOSAL DEVICE David Schwimmer and Morton Schwimmer, Teaneck, N. 1., and George A. Sierer, New York, N. Y.

Application September 13, 1955, Serial No. 533,990

1 Claim. (Cl. 206-57) cles so that immediately after the use of the absorbent tissue, it is desirable to place the same in a container which will serve to isolate the contaminated tissue, and to prevent the same from having any further soiling or contaminating action. Since such additional container to receive the soiled tissues is not normally conveniently available, it is among the objects of the present invention to provide a unitary structure which has both a storage capacity for unused tissues, or the like, as well as a chamber adapted to receive and isolate the soiled tissues.

Another object herein lies in the provision of structure of the class described, which may be compact and which may expand as needed to accommodate the soiled tissues.

Another object herein lies in the provision of a storing dispensing device, which although presenting a trim and compact appearance, is capable of alternation in use so that the same may be enlarged to accomplish its functions.

Another object herein lies in the provision of a device of the present character which adequately isolates soiled tissues, so that even when they contain infectious matter, the clean or unused tissues may be maintained in a substantially sterile condition.

, A feature of the invention lies in the fact that even though the present device afiords the means for the different uses described above, yet the same may be packaged and handled to present a relatively normal appearance, and to occupy only a slightly increased cubic area on the dealers shelf.

Another feature resides in the fact that by virtue of the simple structure hereof, the same may be manufactured in large quantity at low cost with consequent wide distribution and use.

These objects and features, as well as other incidental ends and advantages, will become more clearly apparent during the course of the following disclosure, and be pointed out in the appended claim.

In the drawing, to which reference will be made in this specification, similar reference characters have been employed to designate corresponding parts throughout the several views.

Figure l is a view in perspective showing an embodiment of the invention in opened condition.

Figure 2 is a transverse vertical sectional view slightly reduced.

Figure 3 is a fragmentary view in perspective of the lower left-hand corner of Figure 1, partially broken away to show detail.

Figure 4 is a view in elevation of a blank, prior to assembly.

Figure 5 is a fragmentary transverse vertical sectional view, corresponding in most respects to that seen on Figure 2, but showing an alternate form of the embodiment.

In accordance with the invention, the device, generally indicated by reference character 10, comprises broadly: a main storage element 12., and a disposal element 14.

Themain storage element 12 comprises a top wall 22, a front wall 24, a rear wall 26 and end walls 28.

The main storage element is preferably generally of box-like configuration, and has therein a tissue storage chamber 15. The bottom wall 16 serves the dual purpose of enclosing the chamber 15, and acting as a top wall member defining the disposal element 14.

The top wall 22 is provided with an elongated orifice 32, through which the contents (not shown) may be subsequently removed.

The lower portion of the rear wall 26 is provided with a gummed tab member 27, while the rearward portion of the bottom wall 16 is formed integrally with an accordion member 29.

The disposal element 14 includes the above-mentioned accordion member 29, a bottom wall member 30, a second accordion member 31, and a chute wall 32'. As may be seen on Figures 2 and 3, the chute wall 32' is provided with tabs 33 adapted to be glued or otherwise secured to the inwardly disposed surfaces 33 of the end walls 28.

An accordion fold section 35 on each of the tabs 33' permits the chute wall 32' to be positioned adjacent the front wall 24, when the device is not in use, and to be opened to the position shown on Figure 3 during use. Although the lower edge 36 of the chute wall 32' is positioned adjacent the lower edge 37 of the front wall 24, a narrow slit 38 is formed which may be enlarged by the fingers of the user when inserting a folded or contaminated tissue, owing to the flexibility of the material from which the device is made.

Referring to Figure 4, as mentioned hereinabove, the entire device may be formed from a single piece of suitable material, as for example, pasteboard, or the like.

The device is assembled by creasing the fold lines 38, 39, 49, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51 and 37 in an upwardly direction. A gummed portion 27 is then adhered to the surface 52 of the accordion member 29 which then abuts the side wall tabs 53, 54, 55 and 56. Gummed areas 57, 53, 59 and 69 may be then secured to the opposite surfaces of members 60, 61, 62 and 63, respectively, care being taken to provide an area for the attachment of the tabs 33. The accordion fold portions 29 and 31 may then be completed by creasing the fold lines 64, 65, 66, 67 and 37, the gummed areas 68 and 69 being attached to the planar portions 70, 71, 30, 72 and 73. Finally, the tabs 33 are inserted through a slot formed by the severed lines 74 and 75.

Turning now to the alternate form of the embodiment as shown on Figure 5, parts corresponding to those of the principal embodiment have been designated by similar reference characters, thereby avoiding needless repetition.

The alternate form of the embodiment diifers from the principal form in the provision of an entrance slot 68 in the accordion portion 31 providing means of ingress to the disposal element 14. In this case, the wall 32' may be entirely glued to the outer surface of the wall 24.

We Wish it to be understood that we do not desire to be limited to the exact details of construction shown and described in this specification, for obvious m0difications 'will occur to those skilled in the art to which the presentginyention relates. r

We claim: A combination dispensing and disposal container comprising; 'a storage element and a disposal element formed from a unitary planar blank of material, said container including a rear wall member, a top member having'an' openingtherein for; the removal ofj unused tissues therethrough, a front wall member, a firstbottom Wall memher, and a pair of sidewallmembers; said members being interconnected to form a rectangular enclosure for unusedtissues; a second bottom wall having four side edges, a plurality of accordion fold members interconnecting said first and second {bottom wall members on three edges thereof, a chute wallrhaving gusset means interconnecting the same at side edges thereof to said side wall members, and at a bottom edge thereof through an accordion fold to the remaining side edge of said second bottom wall.

References Cited the file of this patent i UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,212,069 Kantro Oct. 24, 1916 2,579,758 Rosenman Dec. 25, 71951 2,732,935 Gui June 31, 1956 FOREIGN PATENTS 7 614,223 Great Britain 'Dec. 10, 1948 455,417 Canada Mar. 22, 1949

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Classifications
U.S. Classification206/449, 229/120.2, 229/907, 221/34
International ClassificationB65D5/4805, B65D5/355, A47K10/42
Cooperative ClassificationY10S229/907, B65D5/0005, A47K10/421, B65D5/48002
European ClassificationA47K10/42B, B65D5/48A, B65D5/00A