|Publication number||US2904223 A|
|Publication date||Sep 15, 1959|
|Filing date||Oct 16, 1957|
|Priority date||Oct 16, 1957|
|Publication number||US 2904223 A, US 2904223A, US-A-2904223, US2904223 A, US2904223A|
|Inventors||Ryan Richard W|
|Original Assignee||Ryan Richard W|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (7), Referenced by (29), Classifications (5)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
Sept. l5, 1959 R. w. RYAN OPERATING PLUG FoR FRAGRANCE DISPENSER Filed 0G12. 16, 1957 INVENTOR United States Patent IO OPERATING PLUG FOR FRAGRANCE DISPENSER Richard W. Ryan, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Application october V16, 1957, serial No. 690,495
z claims. (c1. zzz- 162) vinventionrelates to an operating plug for fragrance dispensers, and 'more particularly to such a plug for a dispenser adapted 'to t within a wall-mounted receptacle.
A primary object of the invention is the provision of an improved plug which will insure the proper positioning of the dispenser, in its dispensing head, 'relative to the wall-monarca container.
An additional object of the invention is the provision l Still other objects reside in the combinations of elements, arrangenie nts of parts, and features of construction, Iall as will be more fully pointed out hereinafter, and shown in the accompanying drawing, wherein there is 'disclosed a preferred embodiment of this inventive concept.
In the drawing:
Figure *1 is a/vertical longitudinal section taken substantiallythrough thecenter line of the container, the
2,904,223 Patented Sept. 15, 1959 2, and is provided with interiorly positioned vertical flanges .14, which abut horizontal flanges 15, alsoof con'- ventional design, the flanges being positioned on opposite sides of the receptacle, and adapted to engage the offset ends of the Tfshaped supporting member.
The receptacle is provided with a bottom wall 16, which carries a lock 17, access to the keyhole thereof being provide through an aperture 18 in the bottom wall. l
AThe lock 17 is of conventional design, and provided with a bolt which is adapted to engage in a keeper 19 in thesupporting member for retaining the device against unauthorized removal. v
Spaced above the lock 17 rare a pair of oppositely disposed flanges Ztl, which are adapted to support vthe base of `a conventional fragrance dispensing device 21, which includes a recessed bottom wall 21a, and a similarly recessed top wall 22, which is -provided with a hollow piston 23, having a stem 24, through which the contents 'of the dispensing `device 21may be exuded upon pressure against the bottom of the dispenser.
A'll of lthe `above is of known or conventional design. Means are provided for exerting pressure against the bot'- torn of the dispenser, and take the form of a nger mern= ber 25, which projects outwardly through a slot 26 which extends into the side wall and Vthe bottom wall of the receptacle `13. The dinger member 25 is provided with an `dispenser being shown in elevation', with certain concealed portions thereof being indicated by dotted lines.
Fig. 2-is an enlarged 'sectional view taken substantially along the line v2--2 of Fig. l as viewed in the direction indicated by vthe arrows.
`Fig.l 3 is' an enlarged sectional view taken substantially alonglthe line 3-"-3 'of Fig. l as viewed in the direction indicated by the arrows.
Fig. 4 is "an enlarged sectional View taken substantially along the 4line 4'-4 of Fig. l as viewed in the direction indicated bythe arrows.
Fig. 5' is a perspective view of the plug per se, certain concealed parts thereof being indicated in dotted lines, and
Fig. 6 is a sectional view taken substantially along the line 6-6 of Fig. 5 as viewed in the ldirection indicated by the arrows.
Similar reference characters refer to similar parts throughout the several views of the drawing.
Referring now to the drawings in detail, there is shown at 10, a wall-mounted fitting or support, of known design, and generally T-shaped in configuration, the mounting bracket being adapted to be secured to the wall or other surface upon which it is mounted as by means of screws 11. The ends of the cross arms 12 of the T are provided with offset portions, also of known construction, the purpose of which will be more fully Idescribed hereinafter.
A container or receptacle 13 is adapted to be mounted on the fitting 10. The container or receptacle 13 is generally arcuate in cross section, and is best shown in Fig.
inwardly projecting extension 26a, which extends between two inwardly extending ilanges 27 carried by the inside of the receptacle on opposite sides of the slot 26. A cross bar 28 extending between the anges Z7 is adapted to seat in a groove or channel 29 carried by the inwardly extending portion 26a, to provide a fulcrunr therefor. A second inwardly extending projection 30 yextends above the cross bar 29,y and terminates in lan upwardly pro jecting tip or finger 31, which is normally in engagement with the bottom of the dispenser 2:1. It will thus be seen that inward pressure on the 4finger member 25 will Vraise the dispenser, Iand in raising the dispenser will, in a manner to be more fully described hereinafter, ldepress the plunger 23 .to exude the contents of the dispenser 21. The yabove described matter is largely conventional, 'or described in other of applicants copending applications, and comprises no part of the instant invention.
Receptacle |113 is provided with an inclined top wall 3S having an 'opening 36 therein, and the underside of the top wall is provided with two substantially triangular spaced apart flanges 37.
The triangular members 37 are cut away on their inner sides -adjacent their inner ends to form relatively thin anges 38, the juncture of which with the body portion of the members 37 forms shoulders 39.
The operating plug which comprisesV a major feature of the instant invention includes a substantially rectangular 'block 40, having a central bore t1-therein which opens into a reduced diameter bore 42, forming a shoulder 43, the diameter of bore 41 being such .as .to accommodate the dispensing stem 24, the top of which seats against the shoulder 43. A reduced transverse dispensing opening 44 extends laterally from lthe bore 42. The block 40 is provided on its top with an indicating arrow 45, which indicates the direction of the opening of .the dispensing passage 44.
The opposite sides of block 40 adjacent the rear thereof are provided with laterally projecting ears or lianges 46.
The dimensions of the block 40 are such that the body of the plug will pass smoothly but not loosely between the members 37, while the dimensions of the ears or anges 46 are such that -they will pass between the portions 38, and seat against -t-he shoulders 39, when the device Iis in proper position. When the device is in such position, `the receptacle 13 may be slid smoothly over the offset portions of the T of the mounting member. However, in the event that the device is improperly inserted, no portion of the block will be permitted to pass the shoulders 39, since `the longitudinal dimension of the block, that is, longitudinal in the sense of the direction indicated by the arrow 45, is such that while it will pass between the portions 38, the shoulders 39 will stop further passage. The same is also true if the device is reversed, lwith the arrow pointing in the opposite direction, since the anges 46 will seat against the shoulders 39, and preclude further movement of the device into operating position. When such is the case, and the device is improperly employed, the result will be a protrusion rearwardly, through the open rear end of receptacle 13, of the fragrance dispenser 21, in such manner that the offset portions of the arm of the T will not be enabled to engage under the anges 14, and, consequently, the device may not be mounted in an improper operating position.
It will thus be seen that only when the arrow 45 is in its proper position, and consequently the dispensing opening 44 aligned with the opening 36 of the top 35Vof container 13, may the device be mounted, and hence, in order to mount the device at all, it is necessary that the parts be in proper operating position, thus overcoming any possibility of carelessness on the part of an attendant replenishing the fragrance dispensing device 21, for example, in having the dispensing opening 44 extending either against one of the side walls 37, or rearwardly into the interior of the container.
From the foreging it will now be seen that there is herein provided an improved operating plug for fragrance dispensers, which accomplishes all of the objects of this invention, and others, including many advantages of great practical utility and commercial importance.
As various embodiments may be made of this inventive concept, and as various modifications may be made in the embodiment hereinbefore shown and described, it is to be understood that all matter herein is to be interpreted merely as illustrative, and not in in a limiting sense.
What I claim is:
1. In a device of the character described, in combination, a fragrance dispenser of the type including a hollow stem upon depression of which the contents of the dispenser are exuded, an operating plug having a bore engaging over said stem and a transverse discharge passage communicating with said bore for discharging the contents of said dispenser laterally, said plug being of generally rectangular configuration, a pair of stop flanges on opposite sides adjacent the edge of the side opposite the opening of the dischargepassage, said flanges being parallel to said bore and extending in a plane perpendicular to the plane of said passage, a container for said .dispenser, a wall mounting for said container, said container having a top with an opening therein, andl an open rear portion, a pair of guide anges on the underside of said top extending on opposite sides of said opening, said flanges being spaced apart a distance substantially equal to the width of said plug, shoulders formed on the confronting sides of said flanges, the spacing of said guide anges beyond said shoulders being of a width to accommodate said stop flanges, abutment of said stop flanges with said shoulders insuring proper alignment of said passageway, said plug being so dimensioned as to preclude insertion beyond said shoulders if inserted sidewise or in reversed position, whereby upon such sidewise or reversed insertion, said dispenser will project from the open rear end of said container to preclude mounting of the same on said wall mounting.
2. In a device of the character described, in combination, a fragrance dispenser of the type including a hollow stem upon depression of which the contents of the dispenser are exuded, an operating plug having a bore engaging over said stem and a transverse discharge passage communicating with said bore for discharging the contents of said dispenser laterally, said plug being of generally rectangular configuration and having a pair of stop flanges on opposite sides adjacent the edge of the side opposite the opening of the discharge passage, said flanges being parallel to said bore and extending in a plane perpendicular to the plane of said passage, a container for said dispenser, a wall mounting for said container, said container having a top with an opening therein, and an open rear portion, a pair of guide flanges on the underside of said top extending on opposite sides of said opening, said flanges being spaced apart a distance substantially equal to the width of said plug, shoulders formed on the confronting sides of said flanges, the spacing of said guide flanges beyond said shoulders being of a width to accommodate said stop flanges, abutment of said stop flanges with said shoulders insuring proper alignment of said passageway, said plug being so dimensioned as to preclude insertion beyond said shoulders if inserted sidewise or in reversed position, whereby upon such side- Wise or reversed insertion, said dispenser will project from the open rear end of said container to preclude mounting of the same on said wall mounting, and an indicating mark on the top of said plug showing the proper position of insertion to align said discharge passageway with said opening in said top.
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|U.S. Classification||222/162, 222/182|