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Publication numberUS3285559 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 15, 1966
Filing dateMar 3, 1965
Priority dateMar 3, 1965
Publication numberUS 3285559 A, US 3285559A, US-A-3285559, US3285559 A, US3285559A
InventorsSimon Edward J
Original AssigneeSimon Edward J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Dispenser holders
US 3285559 A
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NOV. 15, 1966 E. J $|MON DISPENSER HOLDERS 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed March 5, 1965 INVENTOR. EDWARD J. SIMON HIS AT ORNEY Nov. 15, 1966 E. J. SIMON 3,285,559

DISPENSER HOLDERS 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed March 5, 1965 FIG. /0

INVENTOR. EDWARD J. SIMON FIG. 9 HM Patented Nov. 15, 1966 3,285,559 DISPENSER HOLDERS Edward J. Simon, 709 Maple Lane, Sewickley, Pa. Filed Mar. 3, 1965, Ser. No. 436,809 Claims. (Cl. 248-313) The present invention relates to dispenser holders and more particularly to dispenser holders which may be secured to a fixed structure to removably secure a dispenser of disposable products to the fixed structure.

In modern methods of manufacturing and utilizing products, many disposable products are packed in dispensers which, when the product is completely exhausted, are thrown away. For example, cleansing tissues, paper cups, paper napkins, sandwich bags, and other disposable paper products are usually sold in a pasteboard dispenser which serves to dispense the paper products and can be thrown away when the product is exhausted.

In the use of the product dispensers in the home, in automobiles, in oflices, or commercial establishments, it is often convenient to anchor the dispenser to some fixed structure so that the products may be dispensed therefrom easily and so that the location of the dispenser remains fixed. The present invention is directed to providing improved novel dispenser holders which can be secured to a fixed structure and which can removably hold the dispenser so that the product can be dispensed therefrom. When the particular product dispenser is emptied, the dispenser can be readily removed from the holder and a new dispenser, containing a renewed supply of the product, can be substituted in the holder.

The holders of the present invention have novel magnetic or adhesive attachment arrangements whereby the holders are either removably or permanently secured to a structure by adhesive or magnetic attraction. The holders of the present invention also have novel arrangements which hold the dispenser therein. These arrangements provide for flanges which extend downwardly from side walls of the dispenser holder in order to catch the pasteboard wall of the dispenser immediately above the intersection of the pasteboard wall of the dispenser with the pasteboard bottom wall of the dispenser. The dispenser holder has a bottom wall and side walls which .snugly engage the respective walls of the dispenser so that when the flanges contact the pasteboard walls, the flanges prevent movement of the dispenser out from the holder.

The holders also have release means which permit the dispensers to be removed from the holders by releasing the flanges from their forceful engagement with the side walls of the dispenser. The release means vary in type, depending upon whether the holder is one designed to be permanently secured to a fixed structure or one that is designed to be removably or temporarily secured to the fixed structure.

With the foregoing considerations in mind, it is an object of the present invention to provide improved dispenser holders.

Another object of the present invention is to provide dispenser holders wherein flanges formed within the holders secure the dispenser onto the holder for use.

Another object of the present invention is to provide dispenser holders which can be secured to a ferrous structure by magnetic attraction.

Another object of the present invention is to provide dispenser holders which can be secured to fixed structures by adhesives.

These and other objects of the present invention will become apparent as this description proceeds in conjunction with the accompanying drawings.

In the drawings:

FIGURE 1 is a perspective view of a dispenser holder of the present invention with a cleansing tissue dispenser shown therein in phantom lines;

FIGURE 2 is a sectional elevation of the dispenser of FIGURE 1 taken along line 2-2 of FIGURE 1;

FIGURE 3 is a sectional elevation, similar to FIGURE 2, of a modified dispenser holder;

FIGURE 4 is a perspective View of another dispenser holder of the present invention having a novel release means;

FIGURE 5 is a sectional view taken along line 5-5 of FIGURE 4 showing details of the release means;

FIGURE 6 is a perspective view of another dispenser holder;

FIGURE 7 is a sectional view of the dispenser holder of FIGURE 6 taken along line 77 of FIGURE 6;

FIGURE 8 is a perspective view of another dispenser holder of the present invention having a hinge release means;

FIGURE 9 is a sectional view taken along line 9-9 of FIGURE 8; and

FIGURE 10 is a sectional View similar to FIGURE 9 on an enlarged scale showing a second position of the hinge release means.

Referring to the drawings and particularly to FIGURES 1 and 2, a dispenser holder 10 having a bottom wall 12 and two upstanding end walls 14 and 16 extending generally perpendicularly to bottom wall 12 is shown with a dispenser 18, indicated in phantom lines, in position therein. Formed on the end wall 14 is a flange 20 and formed on the end wall 16 is a flange 22.

The flanges 20 and 22 can be best seen in FIGURE 2 wherein they extend downwardly along the end walls 14 and 16 and toward the bottom wall 12.

The flanges 20 and 22 terminate at a distance A from the bottom wall 12. This distance, A, is less than onefourth A) inch in all cases. The flanges 20 and 22 shown in the drawings are rounded at their bottom portion. These flanges may also be square, having a flat surface extending generally parallel to the surface of bottom Wall 12.

Release hole 24 is formed throughout bottom wall 12 so that the rear surface of the dispenser 18 may be contacted through the hole 24 to release the dispenser from the holder 10.

Magnets 26 are positioned within magnet holders 28 that are fixed to either end of the dispenser holder 10. The magnets 26 are so positioned that their ends protrude in a plane slightly below the plane of bottom wall 12 as best shown in FIGURE 2. The magnets may thus contact the ferrous surface to hold the dispenser holder against the ferrous surface. The release hole is utilized to how the bottom wall of the dispenser 18 to release the dispenser from the force of flanges 20 and 22. This releasing feature will be further discussed in conjunction with the description of FIGURE 3.

Because of the shape and location of flanges 20 and 22, the dispenser side walls are deformed and the flanges 20 and 22 bite into the dispenser side walls and catch the end of the dispenser bottom wall to firmly retain the dispenser 18 within the holder 10.

Referring to FIGURE 3, a dispenser similar to that shown in FIGURES 1 and 2 is shown except that a different type of securing means for securing the dispenser to a fixed structure is indicated. Because of the similarity of the dispenser of FIGURE 3 with the dispenser of FIGURES l and 2, prime suffixes have been added to the reference numerals to indicate the portions of FIGURE 3 which are similar to those of FIGURES 1 and 2.

In FIGURE 3, the bottom wall 12 and the upstanding end walls 14' and 16 receive the dispenser 18. The flanges 20 and 22', similar to flanges 20 and 22, secure the dispenser in position.

3 The release hole 24 is formed in bottom wall 12 to permit release of the dispenser by bowing bottom wall 19' of dispenser 18'. As may be seen in FIGURE 3, a

. person may insert his finger through therelease hole 24' and bow the bottom wall 19'. This causes the side walls of the dispenser 18 to be drawn toward each other, thereby releasing the side walls from the force of flanges 20 and 22.

With the dispenser of FIGURE 3, a flexible hook 30 is secured to the dispenser holder. The hook 30 may be hooked over a bed headboard, a visor of an automobile, the backrest of an automobile seat, the arm of a chair, or. other convenient structures where tissues may be utilized.

FIGURES 4 and show a dispenser holder 40 having I a bottom wall 42 and end walls 44 and 46. A flange 50 is formed on end Wall 44 in a manner generally similar to the flanges of FIGURES 1 through 3. A flange 52 p is positioned upon a rotating shaft 54' attached to a lever 56 as is best seen in FIGURE 5. The rotating shaft 54 passes through end wall 46 so that when the lever 56 is in the position shown in FIGURES 4 and 5, the flange is operative to retain the dispenser within the dispenser holder. A stop means 58 is formed on end wall 46 to keep the flange 52 in operative position.

When it is desired to remove the dispenser from the holder 40, the lever 56 is rotated in a clock-wise direction as viewed in FIGURE 4 until the lever 56 abuts the fixed structure (not shown) to which the dispenser holder 40 is fixed.

The dispenser holder of FIGURES 4 and 5 is designed to be permanently attached to a fixed structure. The permanent attachment can be performed by fixing the dispenser 40 to a fixed structure with screws (not shown) that are positioned through screw-receiving-attaching holes 60 formed in the bottom wall 42.

When the lever 56 is rotated in a clock-wise direction as viewed in FIGURE 5, the flared portion of the flange 52 is rotated so that the flange 52 is ineffective for retaining the dispenser within the holder 40 and the dispenser can then be pulled from the holder 40.

FIGURES 6 and 7 show a dispenser holder 70 which has been designed to be permanently attached to a fixed structure. The dispenser holder 70 has a release means which operates similar to the release means shown in FIGURES 1 through 3. The dispenser holder 70 has a bottom wall 72 having elevated portions 72a which create a space between the portions 72a for housing a release mechanism.

Extending perpendicularly from the bottom wall 72 are end walls 74 and 76 each having a flange 80 and 82, respectively, fixed thereto. The flanges 80 and 82 are similar to the flanges 20 and 22 shown in FIGURES 1 and 2.

Formed in the bottom wall 72 is a release hole 84 which extends through the bottom wall 72. A release lever 86 having a dispenser-bowing end 86a and an operating end 86b is journaled within journal 88 for rotation to the bottom wall 72. The journal 88 is fixed to the bottom wall 72'. The dispenser-bowing end 86a and the operating end 86b of release lever 86 are positioned within the same plane.

When a dispenser is in position within the holder 70, the release lever 86 lies flat in the position shown in FIG- URE 6. When it is desired to release the dispenser from the holder 70, the operating end 86b of lever 86 is ro- ;tated so that the dispenser-bowing end 86a of lever 86 contacts the dispenser and hows the bottom wall in a manner similar to that shown in FIGURE 3. The dispenser is then released from the grip of flanges 80 and 82.

The.screw-receiving-attaching holes 90 are formed in the bottom wall 72 so that dispenser holder 70 may be permanently fixed to a structure.

FIGURES 8, 9 and 'show another type of dispenser holder 100. Dispenser holder 100 has a bottom wall 4 102, an end wall 104 and an end wall 106. End Wall 106 has a hinge portion 108 formed therein. Fixed to the hinge portion 108 is release lever 110. The hinge portion 108 is pivotally secured to the end wall 106 by hinge pivot pin 112.

Formed on the end wall 104 are flanges 114. These flanges are generally similar to the flanges 20 and 22 of FIGURES 1 and 2, but they are formed in square fashion having edges running parallel to bottom wall 102.

A second pair of flanges 116, similar to the flanges 114, are formed on the hinge portion 108 of end wall 106.

When the dispenser 118 is in position within the holder 100, the hinge portion 108 aligns itself with the end wall 106 in the position shown in FIGURE 9. When it is desired to release the dispenser 118 from the holder 100, the release lever 110 is moved to pivot the hinge portion 108 about pivot pin 112. The hinge portion 108 then assumes the position shown in FIGURE 10 and the dispenser 118 is ejected from the holder 100.

The dispenser 100 is designed to be permanently aflixed to a structure by adhesive pads 120 attached to each corner of the bottom wall 102.

Other types of adhesive connections of the dispenser holders of the invention can be utilized to permanently or temporarily secure the dispenser holders to fixed structures. Adhesive strips may be utilized to fasten the dispenser holders to fixed structures.

It should be noted that dispenser holders built according to the present invention can be utilized for pasteboard dispensers of all types, including tissue dispensers, wax paper dispensers, cereal boxes, napkin boxes, and the like.

According to the provisions of the patent statutes, I have explained the principle, preferred construction and mode of operation of my invention and have illustrated and described what I now consider to represent its best embodiments. However, I desire to have it understood that, within the scope of the appended claims, the invention may be practiced otherwise than as specifically illustrated and described.

I claim:

1. A dispenser holder for mounting a pasteboard dispenser onto a fixed structure comprising:

(a) a dispenser receiving body portion having a bottom wall and at least two parallel end walls extending perpendicularly therefrom to snugly receive a pasteboard dispenser so that said bottom wall and said two end walls are each in snug contact with walls of said dispenser;

( b) flanges formed on the dispenser-contacting surfaces of each of said end walls and extending inwardly toward each other and downwardly toward said bottom wall, said flanges terminating less than one-fourth of an inch from said bottom wall and being so positioned that they prevent said dispenser from being removed from said body portion; and

(c) mounting means on said body portion to secure said body portion to a supporting structure.

2. A dispenser holder for mounting a pasteboard dispenser onto a fixed structure comprising:

(a) a dispenser receiving body portion having a bottom wall and at least two parallel end walls extending perpendicularly therefrom to snugly receive a pasteboard dispenser so that said bottom wall and said two end walls are each in snug contact with walls of said dispenser;

(b) flanges formed on the dispenser-contacting surfaces of each of said end walls and extending inwardly toward each other and downwardly toward said end wall, said flanges terminating less than onefourth of an inch from said bottom wall and being so positioned that they prevent said dispenser from being removed from said body portion;

(0) release means associated with said holder body portion to release said pasteboard dispenser from said body portion; and

(d) mounting means on said body portion to secure said body portion to a supporting structure.

3. The dispenser holder of claim 1 wherein said mounting means on said body portion are permanent magnets for attaching said body portion to a ferrous structure.

4. The dispenser holder of claim 1 wherein said mounting means is a flexible hook adapted to hook said body portion to a supporting structure.

5. The dispenser holder of claim 1 wherein said mounting means is an adhesive material fixed to said body portion to adhesively secure said body portion to a supporting structure.

6. The dispenser holder of claim 1 wherein said mounting means are holes adapted to receive screws for permanently fixing said body portion to a supporting structure.

7. A dispenser holder for mounting a pasteboard dispenser onto a fixed structure comprising:

(a) a dispenser receiving body portion having a bottom wall and at least two parallel end walls extending perpendicularly therefrom to snugly receive a pasteboard dispenser so that said bottom wall and said two end walls are each in snug contact with walls of said dispenser;

(b) one of said end walls having a hinged portion formed therein so that said hinged portion may be moved out of the plane of said end wall about said hinge pivot pin;

(c) flanges formed on the dispenser-contacting surface of one of said end walls and on said hinged portion of said other end wall, said flanges extending inwardly toward each other and downwardly toward said bottom wall, said flanges terminating less than one-fourth of an inch from said bottom wall and being so positioned that they prevent said dispenser from being removed from said body portion;

(d) said flanges on said end wall hinge portion being moved out of contact with said dispenser when said hinged portion is pivoted out of the plane of said end wall about said hinge pin; and

(e) mounting means on said body portion to secure said body portion to a supporting structure.

8. A dispenser holder for mounting a pasteboard dispenser onto a fixed structure comprising:

(a) a dispenser receiving body portion having a bottom wall and at least two parallel end walls extending perpendicularly therefrom to snugly receive a pasteboard dispenser so that said bottom wall and said two end walls are each in snug contact with walls of said dispenser;

(b) flanges formed on the dispenser-contacting surfaces of each of said end walls and extending inwardly toward each other and downwardly toward said end wall, said flanges terminating less than onefourth of an inch from said bottom wall and being so positioned that they prevent said dispenser from being removed from said body portion;

(0) a release hole formed in said holder body portion bottom wall so that said pasteboard dispenser may be contacted therethrough to bow a wall of said dispenser and release said dispenser from said flanges and from said body portion; and

(d) temporary mounting means on said body portion to removably secure said body portion to a supporting structure.

9. A dispenser holder for mounting a pasteboard dispenser onto a fixed structurecomprising:

(a) a dispenser receiving body portion having a bottom wall and at least two parallel end walls extending perpendicularly therefrom to snugly receive a pasteboard dispenser so that said bottom wall and said two end walls are each in snug contact with walls of said dispenser;

(b) flanges formed on the dispenser-contacting surfaces of each of said end walls and extending inwardly toward each other and downwardly toward said end wall, said flanges terminating less than onefourth of an inch from said bottom wall and being so positioned that they prevent said dispenser from being removed from said body portion;

(c) a release hole formed in said holder body portion bottom wall, a release lever pivotally secured to said body portion and having a dispenser-bowing end which may be brought into contact with said dispenser through said release hole to thereby bow said dispenser and release said dispenser from said flanges and from said body portion; and

(d) permanent mounting means in said body portion to fix said body portion to a supporting structure.

10. A dispenser holder for mounting a pasteboard dispenser onto a fixed structure comprising:

(a) a dispenser receiving body portion having a bottom wall and at least two parallel end walls extending perpendicularly therefrom to snugly receive a pasteboard dispenser so that said bottom wall and said two end walls are each in snug contact with walls of said dispenser;

(b) flanges on the dispenser-contacting surfaces of each of said end walls and extending inwardly toward each other and downwardly toward said end wall, said flanges terminating less than one-fourth of an inch from said bottom wall and being so positioned that they prevent said dispenser from being removed from said body portion, one of said flanges being fixed to a rotating shaft extending through one of said end walls;

(c) release means comprising a lever fixed to said rotating shaft and adapted to rotate said shaft and said flange fixed thereto to thereby render said flange ineflfective to prevent said dispenser from being removed fnom said body portion and to release said pasteboard dispenser from said body portion; and

(d) permanent mounting means on said body portion to fix said body portion to a supporting structure.

References Cited by the Examiner UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,122,158 6/1938 Segal 206-16 2,278,011 3/1942 Murdock 221-46 X 2,620,153 12/1952 Haskell 2483 11 2,762,597 9/1956 Jaworski 248-313 X 2,765,909 10/ 1956 Graham 20657 2,865,497 12/1958 Schwartz 206-37 2,990,054 6/ 1961 Gellman 20637 2,991,036 7/1961 Morgan et al 248206 3,084,895 4/1963 Smithson 2483 13 3,229,844 1/1966 Simon 248-3 11 X CLAUDE A. LE ROY, Primary Examiner.

R. P. SEITTER, Assistant Examiner.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification248/313, 221/46
International ClassificationA47F1/04, A47F1/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47F1/04
European ClassificationA47F1/04