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1 BY @www ma@ mdfzmy lfm UnitedStates Patent 10" 2,988,283 DEODORANT UNIT Isadore W. Gareld, 431 Atlantic St., Bridgeton, NJ. Filed Feb. 19, 1958, Ser. No. 716,180 4 Claims. (Cl. 239-52) This invention relates in general to new and useful improvements in deodorante, and more specifically to an improved deodorant unit.
'Ihis application is a continuation-in-part of my application Serial No. 587,254, tiled May 25, 1956, now abandoned.
In order to remove undesirable odors from kitchens, bathrooms and the like, it is desirable in many instances to use a suitable deodorant. However, most deodorants must either be sprayed or a separate container is required which in many instances is undesirable. It is therefore the primary object of this invention to provide an improved deodorant unit which may be placed within a core of a roll of paper, such as paper towels or toilet paper, so that the deodorant may be dispensed as is necessary and at the same time is kept out of sight.
Another object of this invention is to provide an improved `deodorant unit which is in the form of a supporting spacer for a paper roll, the spacer being intended to fbe placed within the core of a paper roll and have received therethrough a suitable mandrel for supporting the paper roll.
A further object of this invention is to provide an improved deodorant unit which is in the form of a ceramic member, the ceramic member being porous and being saturated with a deodorizing agent.
These together with other objects and advantages which will become subsequently apparent reside in the details of construction and operation as more fully hereinafter described and claimed, reference being had to the accompanying drawing forming a part hereof, wherein like numerals refer to like parts throughout, and in which:
FIGURE l is a vertical sectional View taken through a roll of toilet paper and shows mounted in opposite ends thereof deodorant units which are the subject of this invention;
FIGURE 2 is an enlarged perspective view of one of the deodorant units and shows the general details thereof;
FIGURE 3 is an enlarged fragmentary sectional view taken substantially upon the plane indicated by the section -line 3-3 of FIGURE 1 and shows the relationship of the deodorant unit with respect to the core of the paper roll;
FIGURE 4 is a vertical sectional view taken substantially upon the plane indicated by th section line 4-4 of FIGURE 2 and shows the general cross-section of the deodorant unit; and
FIGURE 5 is an enlarged elevational view of a slightly modified form of the invention.
Referring now to the drawings in detail, it will be seen that there is illustrated in FIGURES 1 and 3 a paper roll which is referred to in general by the reference numeral 10. The paper roll includes a cylindrical core 12 on which there is reeled or wound paper 14 to be dispensed. Disposed in opposite ends of the core 12 are the deodorant units which are the subject of this invention, the deodorant units being referred to in general by the reference numeral 16. At this time it is pointed out that while the deodorant units 16 have been illustrated as being in the opposite ends of the core 12, they may be placed in other locations.
Each deodorant unit 16 includes primarily an annular member 18 which is formed of a suitable porous material. An example of such a material is an unglazed ceramic. The body member 18 has a central bore 20 therethrough and includes a generally cylindrical periphery 22. The periphery 22 is bevelled as at 24 to facili tate the insertion of the deodorant unit 16 into the core 12.
In order that a major part of the periphery 22 may be exposed, there are formed integrally with the periphery 22 longitudinally extending, circumferentially spaced ribs 26. The ribs 26 are semi-circular in cross-section, as is best illustrated in FIGURE 3. Further, one end of each rib 26 is bevelled as at 28, the bevel 28 being a continuation of the bevel 24 to facilitate the positioning of the ribs 26 within the core 12.
It is to be understood that the annular member 18 and the ribs 26 carried thereby are of suicient porosity to carry a desired amount of deodorizing agent. The annular member 18 and the ribs 26 are suitably' saturated with such deodorizing agent so as to be long lasting.
The bore 20 is of a size a receive a mandrel intended for supporting the paper roll 10. It is also to be understood that the ribs 26 are so positioned whereby they snugly engage within the core 12 to rigidly support the deodorant unit 16 in a iixed position.
In certain instances it is intended that the paper roll 10 and the deodorant units be packaged together. In such event, the core 12 Will have an inner lining 30 which is formed of a vapor proof material. This will prevent the absorption ofthe deodorizing agent from the deodorant units into the core 12, the core 12 being normally formed of a soft paper product. This will increase the effectiveness of the deodorant units 16.
Referring now to FIGURE 5 in particular, it will be seen that there is illustrated a modified form of deodorant unit which is referred to in general by the reference numeral 32. The deodorant unit 32 is primarily in the form of an annular member 34 which is formed of a suitable porous material, such as unglazed ceramic. The body member 34 has a central bore 36 therethrough and includes a generally cylindrical periphery 38. The periphery 38 is bevelled at the opposite edges thereof as at 40 and 42 to facilitate the insertion of the deodorant unit 32 into the core -12.
In order that a major part of the periphery 38 may be exposed, there are formed integrally with the periphery 38 longitudinally extending, ciroumferentially spaced ribs 4'4. The ribs 44 are semi-circular in cross-section. Further, opposite ends of each of the ribs 44 are bevelled as at 46 and 48. The bevel 46 is a continuation of the bevel 40 and the bevel 48 is a continuation of the bevel 42 to facilitate the positioning of the ribs 44 within the core 12.
From the foregoing description of the deodorant unit 32, it will be seen that it is substantially identical to the deodorant unit 16 and differs therefrom only in that both ends thereof are tapered. The function and purpose of the deodorant unit 32 will be the same as that of the deodorant unit 16 and therefore further description of the deodorant unit 32 is not believed to be necessary.
The foregoing is considered as illustrative only of the principles of the invention. Further, since numerous modifications and changes will readily occur to those skilled in the art, it is not desired to limit the invention to the exact construction and operation shown and described, and accordingly, all suitable modifications and equivalents may be resorted to, falling within the scope of the invention as claimed.
IWhat is claimed as new is as follows:
'l'. The combination of a toilet paper roll having a tubular core, a tubular liner of vapor-proof material provided in said core, and a pair of deodorizing units provided in said liner at the ends of the core, each of said units including an annular member of porous material Patente# Jue# .13 1,961
impregnated with a deodorizing agent, said vapor-proof liner constituting a barrier against dissipation of said deodorizing agent yfrom the annular members into said core.
Y 2. The combination as defined in claim 1 together with a set of circumferentially spaced ribs extending long-itudinally on the periphery of said annular member of each of said units, said ribs engaging said tubular liner and affording therebetween passages for dissipation of said deodorizing agent `from the annular members into the atmosphere.
3. A deodorizing unit for insertion in the core of a toilet paper roll, said unit comprising an annular member of porous material impregnated with a deodorizing agent, and a set of circumferentially spaced ribs extending longitudinally on the periphery of said member, said ribs being substantially semi-circular in cross-section whereby to enlarge the surface area at the periphery of said member for dissipation of the deodorizing agent therefrom.
4. The device as dened in claim 3 wherein at least one end of said annular member and the adjacent ends of said ribs are complementally bevelled.
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