Patent Number: 6,241,118

Title: Container and cartridge for dispensing paper products

Abstract: A container for dispensing individual paper products, the container includes a housing including a plurality of exterior walls defining an interior surface and an interior area within the interior surface for receiving a plurality of the paper products. A first end wall defines a dispensing throat for permitting removal of paper products from the interior area. A mechanism urges paper products within the interior area toward the dispensing throat in a dispensing direction. A first, second and third of the exterior walls intersect the first end wall on opposite sides of the first exterior wall forming a portion of the interior surface. Protrusions extend from the portion of the interior surface on the second and third exterior walls into the interior area for contacting the paper products to oppose the mechanism for urging. The protrusions on the second wall are staggered from the protrusions on the third wall in the dispensing direction. Additional protrusions may be disposed on the first wall, fourth wall and first end wall proximate the dispensing throat. A cartridge may be provided for holding and dispensing paper products from the container. Removable portions and slots may be provided in the cartridge for providing access to the paper products.

Inventors: Tramontina; Paul Francis (Alpharetta, GA)

Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.

International Classification: A47K 10/24 (20060101); A47K 10/42 (20060101); A47K 010/24 (); B65H 001/00 ()

Expiration Date: 06/05/2018