Patent Number: 6,293,486

Title: Hands-free paper towel dispensers

Abstract: A towel dispenser comprising an electronic power system, which includes an array of one or more photovoltaic cells for energizing a control circuitry which, in turn, controls operation of the dispenser. The control circuitry is responsive to a sensing device, comprised of a motion detector, which senses rapid changes in light, which in turn, activates the dispensing of a length of paper towels when an object, such as a user's hand, is moved in front of the sensing device.

Inventors: Byrd; Dannie D. (Willmore, KY), Cotnoir; Alain P. (Danville, KY), Elliott; Adam T. (Lexington, KY), Mendelsberg; Victor (Louisville, KY)

Assignee: Mosinee Paper Corporation

International Classification: B65H 20/02 (20060101); B65H 16/00 (20060101); B65H 16/10 (20060101); B65H 016/10 (); B65H 020/02 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018