Container and cartridge for dispensing paper products

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7124911
APP PUB NO 20050040177A1
SERIAL NO

10678662

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Abstract

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The present invention provides a container for dispensing individual paper products that includes a housing, a cover hingedly or removably attached to the housing wherein the cover defines a dispensing opening, a means for elevating paper products, and a plunger disposed in the interior area of the housing. The plunger is urged toward the dispensing opening by the means for elevating paper products. The container may be included in a system for dispensing paper products that further includes a cartridge containing paper products. The cartridge defines a dispensing opening and a second opening wherein the means for elevating paper products extends through the second opening into the interior area of the cartridge to contact the paper products and urge the paper products toward the dispensing opening. The cartridge and container may be configured wherein the second opening is formed by removal of a removable portion during the process of inserting the cartridge into the container.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.NEENAH, WI3441

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Hamlin, Suzanne Michelle Alpharetta, GA 1 7
Mayfield, Frances Wynn Marietta, GA 3 33
Smith, Jr Leonard Wesley Roswell, GA 2 12
Tramontina, Paul Francis Alpharetta, GA 83 699
Vozar, Martin Hattiesburg, MS 1 7

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
4969575 Tissue paper case having an inclined lid member with concave undercut portions to guide the fingers of a user 16 1989
6283295 Container with elevating floor 9 2000
 
The Bates Manufacturing Company (1)
5143250 Desk caddy for refillably dispensing self-sticking fanfolded notepaper featuring vertically moveable platform on tracking means 24 1989
 
B.F.A. Manufacturing Limited (1)
5540354 Top dispensing tissue container and bulk tissue packets 44 1995
 
Traex Corporation (1)
4838454 Napkin dispenser 70 1987
 
Ready Metal Manufacturing Company (1)
4343415 Napkin dispenser 17 1980
 
KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. (5)
6378726 Interfolded napkin dispensing system 22 1996
6419113 Cartridge for dispensing paper products 18 1997
6241118 Container and cartridge for dispensing paper products 33 1998
6422416 Cartridge for dispensing paper products 22 2000
* 2004/0206,769 Container and cartridge for dispensing paper products 8 2003
 
XEROX CORPORATION (1)
4830354 Sheet feed apparatus and cartridge therefor 13 1987
 
LAKE GENEVA SPINDUSTRIES, INC. (2)
4706844 Napkin dispenser 64 1985
D296064 Napkin dispenser cover 10 1985
 
The Meyer Company (1)
6772908 Blow-molded cup dispenser and method of manufacturing same 5 2001
 
GEORGIA-PACIFIC CONSUMER PRODUCTS LP (1)
5931339 Process and apparatus for dispensing paper towels 40 1996
 
TOTAL FINA ELF (1)
2002/0197,174 Electrical pump, and method for using plurality of submersible electrical pumps for well completion 0 2002
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
* 2015/0250,364 WIPE CONTAINER HOLDER AND WIPE DISPENSER 0 2015
 
EVERMATE CO., LTD. (2)
* 8881943 Tissue paper supply case 0 2011
* 2012/0318,818 Tissue Paper Supply Case 0 2011
 
KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. (1)
* 2006/0273,101 Container and cartridge for dispensing paper products 0 2005
 
SCA HYGIENE PRODUCTS AB (1)
* 2015/0265,108 DISPENSER FOR SHEET PRODUCTS 1 2012
 
GEORGIA-PACIFIC CONSUMER PRODUCTS LP (7)
* 7568593 High capacity napkin dispenser 4 2005
* 2006/0102,641 High capacity napkin dispenser 2 2005
7938294 High capacity napkin dispenser 3 2009
* 2009/0277,920 High Capacity Napkin Dispenser 2 2009
* 8608023 Sheet product dispenser 2 2010
* 2011/0259,908 Sheet Product Dispenser 3 2010
9572462 Napkin dispenser 0 2012
* Cited By Examiner

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