Patent Number: 6,360,985

Title: Dispenser adapter for coreless rolls of products

Abstract: An adapter for converting a core roll product dispenser into a dispenserfor a coreless roll product having a pair of depressions defined in theends of the coreless roll. The adapter includes: (1) a mounting structuredefining a central opening, the mounting structure having a thickness sothe central opening has a depth, the mounting structure attachable to acore roll product dispenser; (2) a plunger having a distal end, a centralshaft, and a base; and (3) a resilient device connecting the plunger andthe mounting structure so that the base of the plunger is located in thecentral opening and the central shaft and distal end of the plungerprotrude from the central opening, the resilient device being configuredso that the plunger is adapted to retract into the depth of the centralopening when a force is applied against the distal end of the plunger andextend from the central opening when the force is removed. Also disclosedis a dispenser for a coreless roll product having a pair of depressionsdefined in the ends of the coreless roll.

Inventors: Phelps; Stephen Lawrence (Lilburn, GA), Garcia; Arthur J. (Morrisville, PA)


International Classification: A47K 10/24 (20060101); A47K 10/40 (20060101); B65H 018/04 (); B65H 049/18 (); B65H 075/24 ()

Expiration Date: 03/26/2014