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Publication numberUS2983369 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 9, 1961
Filing dateMar 11, 1958
Priority dateMar 11, 1958
Publication numberUS 2983369 A, US 2983369A, US-A-2983369, US2983369 A, US2983369A
InventorsSidney H Rogovin
Original AssigneeKleen Test Products Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Dispensing package
US 2983369 A
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May 9, 1961 S. H. ROGOVIN DISPENSING PACKAGE Filed March 11, 1958 INVENTOR. SIDNEY H. RUQUVIN United States Patent O ice DISPENSING PACKAGE Sidney H. Rogovin, Milwaukee, Wis., assignor to Kleen.

Test Products, Inc., a corporation of Wisconsin Filed Mar. 11, 1958, Ser. No. 720,645

6 Claims. (Cl. 206-56) This invention relates to a dispensing package and more particularly to a dispensing package for containing and dispensing individual fabric pads Individual, absorbent fabric pads, such as skin cleansing pads, gun cleaning pads and the like, are often sold in stack form in containers or jars. While removal of the upper pads in the stack is relatively simple, as the pads are used it is increasingly diflicult' to remove the pads from the stack particularly if the container has a small neck or if the container has a substantial depth.

The present invention is directed to a package including a container adapted to contain a stack of impregnated fabric pads and having a means to facilitate re moval of the pads. More specifically, the stack of pads, impregnated with a liquid treating material, is supported within the container on the base portion of a lifting member and the stem of the lifting member extends upwardly from the base to the neck of the container. By raising the lifting member, the entire stack of pads is lifted to a position where the uppermost pad in the stack can be conveniently removed from the stack.

In addition to facilitating'removal of the pads, the lifting member construction serves to increase the impregnation or saturation of the pads with the liquid treating material. In this regard, the base of the lifting member is spaced from the bottom of the container so that the treating material can circulate beneath the base. In addition, the base is formed with at least one peripheral edge deviation or recess to expose a portion of the surface of the lowermost pad in the stack to the treating material. To further increase the saturation of the pads, both the base of the lifting member and the pads themselves are provided with aligned openings through which the treating material can circulate and saturate the pads in the stack. With this construction, the pads are eifec tively saturated with the treating material.

Other objects and advantages will appear in the course of the following description.

The drawings illustrate the best mode presently contemplated of carrying out the invention.

In the drawings:

Figure 1 is a vertical section of a dispensing package embodying the present invention;

Fig. 2 is a transverse section taken along line 2-2 of Figure l;

Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the stack of pads positioned on the base of the lifting member before insertion into the container; and

Fig. 4 is a perspective view of a modified form of the inventionvin which the stem of the lifting member is cated'outside of the periphery of the pads and the pads are provided with projecting tabs for removal.

The drawings illustrate a dispensing package which comprises a jar or container 1 which is provided with a cylindrical neck portion 2 which affords access to the interior of the container. The container isclosed or sealed by a removable cover 3 which is threaded on or Patented May.9,

' uppermost pad can be conveniently removed from the stack.

The lifting member 6 includes a generally flat base 7 which rests on the bottom of the container and an upstanding stem 8 which is attached to the base and extends upwardly to the neck 2 of the container. As shown in Figures 1 and 2, each pad 4 of the stack is provided with a peripheral notch 9 which receives the stem 8 of the lifting member so that the lifting member extends within the circular periphery of the pads.

To grasp the lifting member 6, the upper end of the stem 8 is provided with a bent end 10 which extends radially inward toward the axis of the base 7. The bent end 10 is normally located in the neck portion 2 of the container where it can be readily grasped by the user to elevate the lifting member 6 and the stack of pads 4 from the container.

In order to increase the saturaion of the pads 4 with the treating material .5, the base 7 is provided with a series of peripheral recesses 11 which define a series of legs 12 radiating outwardly from the central portion of the base. The outer periphery 13 of each leg 12 is a sector of a circle having a diameter substantially equal to the diameter of the pads 4.

As the pads 4 have a generally circular shape and the base 7 is provided with recesses 11, portions of the surfaces of the lowermost pad in the stack are exposed to the treating material 5. This feature aids in saturating the lowermost pad, and due to a capillary or. wick-like action, the treating material moves upwardly through the pads in the stack to saturate the same.

In addition, the base 7 of the lifting member 6 is provided with a series of feet 14 or projections formed onthe lower surface of each of the legs 12 and which rest on the bottom of the container. The feet 14 are of sufficient height to provide a space or clearance between the base 7 and the bottom of the container and permit circulation of the treating material 5 therein.

To further aid in saturating the pads, the base 7 is provided with a central opening 15 which is disposed in alignment with central openings 16 formed in the pads 4. The treating material 5 can thus circulate within the openings 15 and 16 to aid in impregnating the pads 4.

If the treating material 5 is a volatile liquid which evaporates readily, it is desirable to provide the pads 4 with a diameter substantially the same or slightly greater than the diameter of the neck portion 2 of the container so that when the pads are lifted upwardly by the action of the lifting member 6, the stack of pads will engage the neck portion and will not be lifted completely out of the container. If the treating material will readily evaporate, lifting the pads completely out of the container will increase the rate of evaporation and more quickly dissipate the treating material. However; by making the diameter of the pads substantially equal to the diameter of theneck portion, the pads will engage the neck portion as they are lifted and the tendency will be to not lift the stack completely out of the container, and thus, the stack will remain generally within the confines of the container where evaporation of the treating material is nominal.

A modified form of the invention is shown in Fig. 4. In this embodiment, the stack of absorbent, fabric pads 17 is supported on thebase 18 of a liftingmember19 which V 3 7 corresponds to lifting member 6 of the first embodiment. As shown in Fig. 4, the pads 17 are not provided with a peripheral notch so that the stem 20 of lifting member 19 extends upwardly on the outside of the pads.

The base 18 of the lifting member is similar in construction and function to base 7 of the first embodiment and is provided with a central opening which is disposed in alignment with the central opening 21 in pads 17. The openings 21 are provided by slitting the padswith a generally C-shaped cut so that the material within the cut is connectedto the body of the pad to provide a tab 22. The tabs serve a dual function in that the tab openings 21 serve as a passage for the circulation of the treating material and the tabs themselves function as projections which can be grasped by the user to more conveniently remove the individual padv from the stack.

The lifting member 19 and stack of pads 17 is adapted to be disposed in a closed container similar to that of container 1 in the first embodiment.

The pads 4 may beany type of thin, flexible fabric or fibrous pads which will readily absorb a' treating material. The pads may take the form of deodorant pads, facial cleansing pads, gun cleaningvpads, shoe cleaning pads, ink wiping pads or any other type of absorbent pad impregnated with a suitable treating material.

The present invention provides. a dispensing package havinga simple and inexpensive apparatus for facilitating the removal of absorbent pads from the container and further provides for an increase in the degree of saturation of the pads with a treating material.

Various modes of carrying out the invention are contemplated as being within the scope of the following claims particularly pointing out and distinctly claiming the subject matter which is. regarded as the invention.

I claim:

1. A dispensing package, comprising a container having an open end, a removable cover enclosing the open end of the container, a stack of thin absorbent pads disposed within thecontainer with said pads having aligned openings therethrough to form a passage, a liquid treatingv material disposed within the container and adapted to impregnate the pads of said stack, and a lifting member disposed within the container and having a base portion resting on the bottom of the container and supporting the stack of pads and having a stern extending upwardly from the base toward the open end of the container in position to be grasped by the user to lift the pads in the container, said base being provided with an aperture in general alignment with the passage in said stack of pads to permit the liquid treating material to circulate upwardly through said aperture and through said passage to more fully impregnate said pads.

2. A dispensing apparatus for holding and. dispensing a stack of generally circular thin fabric'pads'with said pads each having an opening therethrough in alignment with the openings in other pads, comprising a container having an open end and adapted. to hold the stack of pads, a treating material disposed within the container and adapted to impregnate the pads, and a lifting member having a base resting on the bottom ofthe'container and supporting the stack of pads and having a stem extending upwardly from the base toward the open end' of the container in. position to be grasped by the user to raise the stack of pads from the container, said base including a plurality of legs connected together at the central portion of the base and radiating outwardly and saidbase having a hole formed in the central portion thereof in alignment with the openings in the pads, and means connected to the lower surface of the base for spacing the base from the bottom of the container to thereby permit circulation of the: treating material beneath said base, said legs and said opening in the base permitting the treating material to..circulate within the openings in the pads and more fully impregnate said pads.

. 3'. A dispensing package, comprising a container having an open end, a removable cover enclosing the open end of the container, a stack of thin absorbent pads disposed within the container with said pads having aligned openings therethrough to form a passage, a liquid treating material disposed within the container and adapted to impregnate the pads of said stack, a lifting member disposed Within the container and having a base portion resting on the bottom of the container and supporting the stack ofpads and having a stem extending upwardly from the base toward the open end of the container in position to be grasped by the user to lift the pads in the container, and a series of spacing members connected to the base of the lifting member and resting on the bottom of the container to space the base from the bottom of the container and provide a clearance therebetween, said base having a portion of the periphery thereof complementing the periphery of said pads and having a second portion deviating inwardly from the periphery of the pads to expose a portion of the surface of the lowermost padin the stack to the treating material in saidclearance, and said base being provided with a hole disposed in general alignment with the passage in said stack of pads to permit the treating material in said clearance to-circulate through said hole and said passage to increase the saturation of said pads.

4. A dispensing package, comprising a container having an open end of smaller cross sectional area than the remainder of the container, a removable cover to enclose the open end of the container, a stack of fibrous pads disposed in superimposed relation within the container with each pad having a cross sectional area at least as great as said open end and each pad in said stack having a projecting tab on the upper surface'thereof and spaced inwardly of the periphery of said. pad to effect removal of the individual pads from the stack, and a lifting member having.

a base portion restingon the bottom of the container and supporting the stack of pads and having a stem portion extending upwardly from the base toward the open end of the container in position to be grasped by the user to lift the lifting member and the stack of pads to the open end of the container and facilitate the removal of the pads from the container.

5. A dispensing package, comprising a container having an open end, a cover to removably enclose the open end of the container, a stack of flexible fabric pads disposed within the container With each pad having a generally C-shaped cut to provide an opening in the pad and a projecting tab disposed on the upper surface of the pad and bordering the opening, said openings in said pads being disposed in vertical alignment, a liquid treating material disposed within the container in contact with at least a portion of the pads in the stack to impregnate-the same, a lifting member having a base portion resting on the bottom of the container and supporting the stack of pads and having a stem portion extending upwardly from the base portion toward the open end of the container in a location to be grasped by the user to lift the lifting member and position the uppermost pad in the stack at the open end of the container where the tab of said uppermost pad can be engaged by the user to facilitate removal of said uppermost pad from the stack, and said base having a hole in substantial alignment with the openings in said pads to permit circulation of the treating material in the openings and increase saturation of the.

pads.

, 6. A dispensing package, comprising a container having an open end, a removable cover. enclosing. the. open end of the container, a stack of thin absorbent. pads disposed within the container with said pads havingv aligned openings therethrough to form a passage, a liquid treating material disposed within the container and adapted to impregnate the pads of said stack, a lifting member disposed within the container and having a base portion resting on the bottom of the container and supporting the stack of pads and having a stem extending from the base upwardly along the periphery of the stack of pads to the open end of the container with the upper end of said stem being bent radially inward toward the axis of the stack of pads in position to be grasped by the user to lift the pads upwardly in the container, and a series of spacing members connected to the base of the lifting member and resting on the bottom of the container to space the base from the bottom of the container and provide a clearance therebetween, said base having a portion of the periphery thereof complementing the periphery of said pads and having a second portion deviating radially inwardly from the periphery of the pads to expose a portion of the surface of the lowermost pad in the stack to the treating material in said clearance, and said base being provided with a hole disposed in general alignment with the passage in said stack of pads to permit the treating material in said clearance to circulate through V References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,007,368 McGarrity Oct. 31, 1911 1,219,366 Morden Mar. 13, 1917 1,973,903 King Sept. 18, 1934 2,068,637 Barnes Jan. 19, 1937 2,177,815 Strock Oct. 31, 1939 2,443,520 Schwartz' June 15, 1948 2,613,011 Foreshaw-Smith Oct. 7, 1952 2,643,928 Barker June 30, 1953 FOREIGN PATENTS 165,311 Switzerland Feb. 1, 1934 651,190 Great Britain Mar. 14, 1951

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Classifications
U.S. Classification206/209, 422/300, 206/445, 206/804
International ClassificationB65D83/00, B65D85/62, B65D81/22
Cooperative ClassificationB65D81/22, B65D83/005, Y10S206/804, B65D85/62
European ClassificationB65D85/62, B65D83/00A8, B65D81/22