Patent Number: 6,966,454

Title: Dispenser for cup-shaped articles and adjustable retainer for same

Abstract: A dispenser for cup-shaped articles includes a housing defining a storage portion adapted to receive an associated stack of nested cup-shaped articles. The housing includes an open end that communicates with the storage portion. A cup retainer mounting base is located adjacent the open end of the housing. The mounting base defines an opening that communicates with the open end of the housing. The mounting base also defines a first plurality of mounting openings and a second plurality of mounting openings. A cup retainer is connected to the mounting base and restricts the opening of said mounting base. The cup retainer is movable between at least first and second operative positions wherein the cup retainer restricts the opening of the mounting base more in the first operative position as compared to the second operative position. The cup retainer is defined as separate stud members each including a resilient finger or as an annular band including a plurality of resilient fingers.

Inventors: Kawolics; Raymond P. (Solon, OH), Roethel; Henry G. (Ravenna, OH), Meyer; Michael H. (Sagamore Hills, OH)

Assignee: The Meyer Company

International Classification: A47F 1/08 (20060101); A47F 1/00 (20060101); G07F 11/04 (20060101); G07F 11/16 (20060101); B65H 031/20 ()

Expiration Date: 1/22/02018