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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7937860
APP PUB NO 20100018089A1





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A dispensing device, such as a calendar is formed of a plurality of substrates. A first substrate carries indicia thereon which identifies selected time periods, such as days or months of the year. A second substrate is positioned adjacent to the first substrate. The second substrate defines a plurality of cavities dimensioned to individually retain a respective information carrying article, such as a web. Each of the cavities is corresponding supplied with a respective information carrying article. Each indicia on the first substrate is positionally associated with a respective cavity in the second substrate. A third substrate, positioned adjacent to the second substrate, is positioned to retain the information carrying articles releasably within the second substrate. The third substrate provides a rupturable cover over each of the cavities of the second substrate whereby upon the application of a sufficient lateral force on the information carrying article within a selected cavity, the article passes through the cover to a location wherein the article may be retrieved by the user. The lateral force may be applied by the user's finger or alternatively a tool or other object adapted for the application of such force.

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Wightman, Paul Cedar City, US 6 48

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