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Publication numberUS3275195 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 27, 1966
Filing dateJun 7, 1965
Priority dateJun 7, 1965
Publication numberUS 3275195 A, US 3275195A, US-A-3275195, US3275195 A, US3275195A
InventorsReinstra Patricia M
Original AssigneeReinstra Patricia M
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Integrated holder and dispenser
US 3275195 A
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Sept. 27, 1966 P. M. REINSTRA 3,275,195

INTEGRATED HOLDER AND DISPENSER Filed June 7, 1965 2 Sheets-Sheet l INT FNTOR. Wuhan, [2 4,

Sept. 27, 1966 P. M. REINSTRA INTEGRATED HOLDER AND DISPENSER Filed June 7, 1965 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTOR. @3125 by W A TTPf/K United States Patent "ice 3,275,195 INTEGRATED HOLDER AND DISPENSER Patricia M. Reinstra, 413 S. H, Imperial, Calif. Filed June 7, 1965, Ser. No. 461,700 9 Claims. (Cl. 222-402) The present invention relates to a dispenser for a tubed fluid, such as toothpaste.

The present invention includes a means in the form of a chassis for supporting a collapsible tube containing a fluid and a frame having an outlet for the dispensed fluid. The tube is provided with an outlet and this outlet is connected with the outlet of the frame by a flexible hose.

A pair of rollers is supported by the chassis and they are adapted to receive therebetween the end of the tube opposite the outlet end for collapsing the tube and squeezing the fluid through the hose to the outlet of the frame.

Preferably, the tube is supported in an upright position, i.e., with the outlet at the upper end and the tube containing the fluid is moved downwardly and the collapsed portion is moved upwardly. A guide is provided for directing the collapsed portion upwardly and a deflector is provided for preventing the emptied end, opposite the outlet end, from re-entering between the rollers.

The frame of the present invention is in the form of a model of an animal (herein shown as a child) and the mouth of the child forms the outlet of the frame.

Other features and the advantages of the present invention will be apparent from the following description, reference being had to the accompanying drawings wherein preferred embodiments of the invention are illustrated.

In the drawings:

FIG. 1 is a front view of the dispenser in which the head of the child is carrying a hat rim which forms a cup for a drinking glass;

FIG. 2 is a view similar to FIG. 1, but omitting the hat rim;

FIG. 3 is a longitudinal, sectional view of a modified form of the invention with the chassis supported by a wall; and

FIG. 4 is a perspective view of the chassis shown in FIG. 3, including the roller mechanism, but on a smaller scale.

Referring more in detail to the drawings, and particularly to FIGS. 3 and 4, there the chassis is shown at which is suitably attached to a wall 12. The upper .part of the chassis 10 is in the form of a hook 14 and the lower part is in the form of a tab 16. The chassis includes forwardly extending wings 18 for steadying therebetween a tube 20. This tube is of a collapsible type, such as the modern toothpaste tube. The upper end of the tube is provided with an outlet 22 which is connected by a coupling 24 to a hose 26.

Upwardly extending bearing plates 28 are formed integrally with the lower part of the chassis and these hearing plates support a pair of rollers 30 and 32. The shaft 34 of the roller 30 extends through one of the bearing plates 28 and is provided with a key 36 for turning the roller 30. The lower end 38 of the tube is threaded between the rollers 30 and 32 and the tube is adapted to be collapsed between the rollers and pulled downwardly when the roller 30 is moved in a clockwise direction; the frictional engagement between the tube and the roller 32 effect counterclockwise movement of the roller 32.

The forward end of the chassis 10 curves upwardly as shown at 40 to provide a guide for directing the flattened tube section 38 upwardly. A deflector 42 is suitably car- 3,275,195 Patented Sept. 27, 1966 ried by the bearing plates 28 and extend upwardly for preventing the flattened turned end 38 of the tubefrom re-entering between the roller 30 and the upper portion of the tube 20.

Thus, it will be seen that as the roller 30 is turned in a clockwise direction, the fluid will be expelled through the outlet 22 of the tube into the hose 26 and simultaneously the tube 20 will be drawn downwardly.

A frame 44 is disposed forwardly of the chassis and covers the chassis, the roller mechanism and the tube carried by the chassis. This frame is designed to simulate a doll, the legs of which are shown at 46, the torso at 48 and the head at 50. The mouth is indicated at 52 and is opened and receives the end of the flexible hose 26 when the tube is squeezed by the rollers, the fluid is ejected through the mouth 52. The top of the frame 44 is in the form of a hat 54. The hat includes a rim 56, the rear of which is provided with a slot 58 for receiving the hook 14 of the chassis. The band 60 of the hat forms a socket for a drinking glass, the lower portion of which is shown at 62. The extreme bottom rear end of the frame 44 is in the form of a resilient clip 64 which is adapted to hook behind the tab 16 of the chassis for holding the frame in position.

In the embodiments shown in FIGS. 1 and 2, the chassis is shown at and it merges into a base 112. In the embodiment of FIG. 1, the rim 56 of the hat is provided with openings 66 for receiving toothbrushes 68. In this embodiment the hat 54 is carried on the head 50 of the doll.

FIG. 2 is similar to FIG. 1, except that the hat has been removed from the head of the doll.

While the forms of embodiment herein shown and described, constitute preferred forms, it is to be understood that other forms may be adopted falling within the scope of the claims that follow.

I claim:

1. In combination:

(A) a collapsible tube containing a fluid to be dispensed by the collapsing of the tube, said tube having an outlet at one end thereof;

(B) means forming a support for the tube;

(C) a frame having an outlet;

(D) a separate flexible hose connected to the outlet of the tube and extending to the outlet in the frame;

(E) a pair of rollers for frictionally receiving the opposite end of the tube therebetween for compressing the tube for squeezing the fluid through the outlet of the tube and for progressively moving the outlet of the tube toward the rollers;

(F) and means for rotating one of the rollers.

2. A combination as defined in claim 1, characterized in that the tube is supported by said means in an upright position with the outlet at the top thereof and further characterized in that the rollers pull the tube downwardly.

3. A combination as defined in claim 1, characterized in that the frame is in the form of a model of the head of an animal and the mouth of the model forms the outlet of the frame.

4. A combination as defined in claim 1, characterized in that the frame is removably carried by the said means.

5. A combination as defined in claim 1, characterized to include:

(G) a guide for turning the compressed portion of the tube upwardly.

6. A combination as defined in claim 2, characterized to include:

(G) a guide for turning the compressed portion of the tube upwardly.

7. A combination as defined in claim 4, characterized References Cited by the Examiner in that the frame includes a resilient portion forming a yieldable latch for latching the frame to the said means. UNITED STATES PATENTS 8. A combination as defined in claim 5, characterized 2,179i012 11/1939 Kach 22293 to include; 5 2,771,219 11/1956 Dewey 22293 (H) a deflector for preventing re-entry of the said FOREIGN PATENTS opposite end of the tube between the rollers.

9. A combination as defined in claim 6, characterized 862872 3/1961 Great Bntam' mdude ROBERT B. REEVES, Primary Examiner.

(H) a deflector for preventing re-entry of the said 10 opposite end of the tube between the rollers. HADD LANE, Examiner-

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US20050178796 *Jan 21, 2005Aug 18, 2005Mickey ShraiberHolder construction particularly useful for holding and dispensing pressure-flowable products, such as ice-cream or other relatively soft foods
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Classifications
U.S. Classification222/102, 222/78, 222/105
International ClassificationB65D35/24, B65D35/28
Cooperative ClassificationB65D35/285
European ClassificationB65D35/28B