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Publication numberUS3804061 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 16, 1974
Filing dateMay 2, 1972
Priority dateMay 2, 1972
Publication numberUS 3804061 A, US 3804061A, US-A-3804061, US3804061 A, US3804061A
InventorsCassar L, O Brien P
Original AssigneeO Brien P, Cassar L
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Paper dispenser
US 3804061 A
Abstract
A dispenser for tissue in sheet or roll form includes a container having a storage compartment and a reservoir compartment. A sealed container having a suitable fluid therein is placed in the said reservoir compartment and a conduit is provided for transmitting the fluid from the sealed container to the tissue and there is means for applying pressure to said sealed container thereby to spray said fluid onto the tissue.
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United States Patent [191 Cassar et a1.

[ PAPER DISPENSER [76] Inventors: Louis Joseph Cassar, 55 Bouclc Rd.;

Peter D. OBrien, 20 Balsam Pl., both of Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada [22] Filed: May 2, 1972 21 Appl. No.: 249,729

[52] US. Cl. 118/325 [51] Int. Cl B05b 13/02, B05c 5/00 [58] Field of Search 118/325 [56] References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 3,460,513 8/1969 Hesselmann et al 1 18/325 X 3,495,571 2/1970 Evans 118/325 [451 Apr. 16, 1974 Boone 118/325 X Primary Examiner-Louis K. Rimrodt or Firm-Cushman, Darby &

Attorney, Agent,

Cushman [5 7] ABSTRACT A dispenser for tissue in sheet or roll form includes a container having a storage compartment and a reservoir compartment. A sealed container having a suitable fluid therein is placed in the said reservoir compartment and a conduit is provided for transmitting the fluid from the sealed container to the tissue and there is means for applying pressure to said sealed container thereby to spray said fluid onto the tissue.

3 Claims, 3 Drawing Figures I PAPER DISPENSER This invention relates to paper dispensers and in particular to a dispenser for obtaining individual towels or wipes in either wet or dry form. In one embodiment, the device may be modified to utilize a roll or towels or wipes instead of the individual variety or the device may further be modified to use a combination of a roll and the prepackaged wipes. The device utilizes improved moistening means so that the individual wipe or towels may be impregnated with a disinfectant, a cleaning agent or other suitable wetting agent during withdrawl from the unit In our co-pending application Ser. No. 148,770 filed on June I, 1971, now abandoned we disclosed a dispenser/holder for roll paper and in which a wetting agent was drawn from an open reservoir by a wick roller and selectively applied to the paper drawn from a supply roll thereof by way of an appropriate transfer. The present invention provides a simplified and much improved form of the invention by reducing the number of manufactured and moving parts and utilizing a more sanitary approach to the wetting agent and its reservoir.

In accordance with a broad aspect, the present invention provides a dispenser for tissue in sheet or roll form comprising a container having a storage compartment and a reservoir compartment; a sealed container having a suitable fluid in said reservoir compartment; a conduit for transmitting the fluid from the sealed container to the tissue and means for applying pressure to the sealed container thereby to spray said fluid onto the tissue.

The invention will be described by way of example with reference to the accompanying drawings in which:

FIG. 1 is a perspective of the dispensing device showing its outer casing in an elevated position;

FIG. 2 is a view similar to FIG. 1 but with the outer casing in a closed position; and

FIG. 3 shows the lower part of the unit with the outer casing removed.

As shown in FIG. 1, the dispenser is illustrated generally at and includes an inner casing 12 and an outer casing or cover 14. The inner casing 12 is divided by a central wall 16 to provide an outer or reservoir compartment l8 and an inner or storage compartment 20. One wall 22 of the storage compartment extends upwardly from the device whereby it can be fastened onto a wall or like surface.

The inner casing 14 is of box-like construction and is provided with a slot 24 in the front wall thereof whereby tissues can be withdrawn from the storage compartment and through the casing 14 when the latter is in place on the inner casing 12.

As shown in FIG. 2, the reservoir compartment 18 is provided on its lower wall 26 with a cannula which is adapted to pruncture and seal an opening in a sealed container. It will be further noted that a conduit 30 leads from the cannula 28 to a position above the middle wall 16 between the storage and reservoir compartments so that the terminal portion 32 of the conduit which is provided with perforations 34 as shown in FIG. 3 extends across the width of the tissue adjacent its point of removal from its compartment. Referring to FIG. 3, a sealed container 36 having therein a suitable fluid such as a disinfectant is placed in the storage compartment l8 and pressed down onto the cannula 28; so that the latter punctures the bottom of the container 36 so that the fluid therein is free to be injected into the conduit 30. A push button 38 is provided on the front wall of the reservoir compartment 18 and consists of a short shaft 40 which extends through the wall, a pressure pad 42 being provided on the inside thereof.

Turning to FIG. 3, the storage compartment 20 is provided with a box of tissue 44 from which sheets 46 may be withdrawn individually. It will be noted that the terminal portion 32 of the conduit 30 extends across the width of the sheet 46. The sheet 46 can be withdrawn in dry form or if a wet sheet is desired, then the button 38 is depressed which squeezes and collapses the side wall of the sealed container 36 thereby forcing the liquid through the cannula and conduit 30 and out through the perforations 34 of the terminal portion of the tube to spray the fluid onto the sheet 46. The latter then can be removed from the box.

It will appreciated that although a center-opening tissue box is shown in the drawings, the sheets could be dispensed from the bottom of the box with the latter located on top or on the side. Moreover, a roll of paper could be included in the storage compartment or in the upper or outer casing.

We claim:

1. A dispenser for tissue in sheet or roll form comprising a container having a tissue storage compartment and a fluid reservoir compartment; a sealed container having a suitable fluid in the said reservoir compartment; a conduit for transmitting said fluid from the bottom of said fluid container to a position extending over the top of said tissue being withdrawnfr'om said tissue storage compartment; and means for applying pressure to said sealed container thereby to spray said fluid onto the tissue.

2. A dispenser according to claim 1 wherein the conduit for transmitting said fluid includes a cannula adapted to puncture and seal an aperture in said sealed container when the latter is placed in the storage compartment, said conduit having a plurality of perforations adjacent its terminal end remote from said cannula, said perforations being disclosed adjacent a path of travel for tissues in said storage compartment.

3. A dispenser according to claim 1 wherein the means for applying pressure to the sealed container comprises a shaft extending through one wall of said reservoir compartment, and a pressure pad on either end of said shaftwhereby pressure on one said pads applies pressure to said sealed container.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification118/325, 118/315
International ClassificationA47K10/24, A47K10/32
Cooperative ClassificationA47K2010/328, A47K10/32
European ClassificationA47K10/32