|Publication number||US20020162848 A1|
|Application number||US 09/848,983|
|Publication date||7 Nov 2002|
|Filing date||3 May 2001|
|Priority date||3 May 2001|
|Publication number||09848983, 848983, US 2002/0162848 A1, US 2002/162848 A1, US 20020162848 A1, US 20020162848A1, US 2002162848 A1, US 2002162848A1, US-A1-20020162848, US-A1-2002162848, US2002/0162848A1, US2002/162848A1, US20020162848 A1, US20020162848A1, US2002162848 A1, US2002162848A1|
|Original Assignee||Na Jang Ju|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (14), Classifications (6)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
 The present invention relates to a dispenser of wet toilet tissue, more particularly, to a disposable wet toilet tissue dispenser which may be supported by existing toilet tissue holder as an auxiliary device in conjunction with a conventional dry toilet tissue roll without alteration.
 Though there have been various types of wet toilet tissue dispensers for enhancing cleansing anal region, the practice has not been established in most homes.
 Thus, there remains continuing need, especially for those who have disease in anal region, for improved wet toilet tissues.
 One of disadvantages of wet toilet tissues is that all of wet tissues available in the markets are large-sized and large-sized wet tissues could cause clogging of toilet water system when discarded in the toilet.
 Alternatively, if consumed wet toilet tissues are discarded to a waste can it results unpleasant odor situation.
 Another disadvantage of large-sized wet tissue is expensive cost for wet tissue material and its container material.
 In fact, wet tissue dispensers in the markets are expensive for normal consumers when considering that toilet tissues are discarded after single use and continuously consumed on daily basis.
 U.S. Pat. Nos. 5,439,521 and 5,660,313 shows rotation resisting means projected outwardly beyond circumferential wall of cylindrical container.
 In this case, there's another disadvantage of un-smooth exterior surface of the dispenser.
 Toilet tissue is an item need to be mass-producted and packed efficiently and neatly by wrapping multiful stacks by manufactures.
 Un-smooth exterior configuration of products could cause problems in packing and storing.
 The proposed invention seeks to overcome above mentioned disadvantages.
 When people use toilet tissues, they choose either wet or dry tissues alternatively.
 The concept of the proposed invention is that one or two elongated minisized sheets of wet tissues, each sheet is sized about the flat of two adult fingers, are adapted to be overlayed on the top of folded layers of dry tissues as a combined wet dry tissues for use.
 As such, when both of wet and dry tissues are adapted as a combined form of a wiping sheet, the wet tissue sheet is the one which actually contact with the sensitive skin area of anal region and carry out through cleansing function, and dry tissues cooperate as a safeguard.
 Whereby, even though mini-sized wet tissues and substantially small amount of dry tissues are used for cleansing the efficiency of cleansing would be satisfactory as when large-sized wet tissues are used.
 Elongated stripes of wet tissues are provided in a form of a roll and disposed within a sealed dispenser which has cylindrical container, so that it may be supported by an existing toilet tissue roll holder and used in conjunction with a dry tissue roll without alteration of existing toilet tissue roll holder.
 The size and shape of the combined form of the wet tissue dispenser and a dry tissue roll is substantially equal to a conventional toilet tissue roll, in which the axial width of the dry tissue roll is relatively reduced as much as the axial width of the dispenser.
 Whereby, the proposed invention has following advantages:
 First, it may be safely discarded to toilet water system.
 Secondly, by using mini-sized wet tissues the material cost for wet tissues and containers may be reduced.
 Thirdly, it may be supported by existing toilet tissue roll holder in conjunction with conventional toilet tissue roll without alteration for readily use.
 Fourthly, the size and shape for the combined form of wet tissue dispenser and dry tissue roll is substantially equal to a conventional dry toilet tissue roll, whereby it provides the benefit of convenience and better marketability by displaying at regular toilet tissue roll section in the market.
 In the drawings, closely related figures have the same numbers but different alphabetic suffixes.
FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the dispenser of the proposed invention.
FIG. 2 is another perspective view of the dispenser of the proposed invention which illustrates in dashed lines that the dispenser is supported by a conventional toilet tissue roll holder in conjunction with a conventional dry tissue roll.
FIG. 3 is a top view of combined wet and dry tissue sheets in which both wet and dry tissue sheets are placed on a hand during use.
FIG. 4 is a rear view of the dispenser of the proposed invention.
FIG. 5 is a rear perspective view of the dispenser of the proposed invention, in which the rotation preventing flap is in its rotation preventing position.
FIG. 6 is a sectional view taken on line 6-6 in FIG. 1.
FIG. 7 is a sectional view taken on line 7-7 in FIG. 1.
FIG. 8 is a perspective view of a combined wet toilet tissue dispenser of the proposed invention and a conventional dry tissue roll.
FIG. 9 is a sectional view taken on line 9-9 in FIG. 8.
 FIGS. 1 to 7 will describe principles and concepts of the proposed invention.
FIG. 1 and FIG. 2 are perspective views of an exemplary embodiment of the proposed invention designated by the numeral 10.
 The dispenser 10 is made of rigid plastic material with slight flexibility.
 Dispenser 10 has a cylindrical container 12 for dispensing a roll of wet tissue sheets therein.
 Container 12 includes a pair of sidewalls 14A and 14B, a circumferential wall 16 and a tubular axis 18 extended from a sidewall 14A to another.
 The diameters of sidewalls 14A and 14B are substantially equal to those of a conventional dry toilet tissue rolls, and the axial width thereof is about the width of two adult fingers.
 As shown in FIG. 6, sidewall 14B is adapted as a separate member and sealingly joined to the terminating ends of sidewall 14A and tubular axis 18 by snap-fit engagement.
 Suitable adhesive material may be applied along corresponding and cooperating edges of sidewall 14A, tubular axis 18 and sidewall 14B for facilitating sealing, or alternatively threaded joining means may be adapted if desired.
 As shown in FIGS. 6 and 7, the tubular axis 18 is a passageway adapted to receive a conventional toilet tissue roll holder rod therewithin, and rotatably support a wet tissue roll thereabout.
 Tubular axis 18 is provided with plurality of bristles 18A projected substantially perpendicularly from the inside circumferential surface of tubular axis 18.
 Each of bristles 18A is round-headed for smooth receiving of toilet tissue holder rod, and as shown in FIG. 7, the sizes of each bristles are various so as to form a predetermined relatively small circular passage space at the upper central position of the interior space of tubular axis 18.
 The bristles 18A are flexible enough to allow bending when different sizes of toilet tissue holder rods are passing therethrough.
 As such, bristles 18A enable a toilet tissue roll holder rod to be received with slight pressure applied on outside surface thereof in the passage space.
 Thereby bristles 18A serve to resist free movement of dispenser 10 when dispenser 10 is supported about toilet tissue roll holder rod.
 Further, when dispenser 10 is supported about toilet tissue holder rod the axis of actual rotation of dispenser 10 will be fixed to the position of the passage space, which results the effect of enlarging the diameter of the rotation of dispenser 10 so that the lower exterior edge of dispenser 10 be touched to a bathroom wall to resist rotation of dispenser 10.
 There is a flap 140 adapted for preventing dispenser 10 from undesired rotation.
 Flap 140 with predetermined size is a flat member hingedly, overlappingly mounted on the rear surface of sidewall 14A.
 Top and bottom edges of flap 140 extended cylindrically parallel to the surrounding edge of wall 14A, and front and rear edges extended in parallel to each other from the position of rear upper edge to the respective rear lower edge of sidewall 14A.
 Flap 140 has a cut-away portion 140A formed at the rear central area thereof.
 As shown in FIG. 2, the vertical width of cut-away portion 140A is relatively greater than the vertical thickness of a conventional toilet tissue holder arm, and both upper and lower edges of cut-away portion 140A extended in parallel with said conventional toilet tissue holder arm.
 As clearly shown in FIGS. 4 and 5, cut-away portion 140A is adapted to avoid thickening of sidewall 14A when flap 140 is fully folded rearwardly and snugly secured into the vertically elongated groove 160 formed adjacently behind of the rearmost edge of sidewall 14A.
 Whereby flap 140 is adapted to prevent dispenser 10 from rotating, by vertically contacting bathroom wall when flap 140 is in its full rearward folded position.
 As shown in FIGS. 6 and 7, the circumferential wall 16 has an opening 16A formed at the upper front thereof.
 Opening 16A has a predetermined sufficient size to enable an access of user's two fingers to reach to the interior of dispenser 10 for removing the leading end of wet tissue roll 20.
 Circumferential wall 16 further includes a lid 16B hingedly mounted to the upper front surface thereof, and lid 16B is adapted to movably and resealingly snap-fit to the cooperating edge of the opening 16A.
 Lid 16B has an exit slit 16C formed medially thereof for securely delivering wet tissue 20 therethrough.
 Lid 16B further includes a cap 16D hingedly mounted to the upper surface thereof, and cap 16D resealingly closed over the cooperating riser wall 16E formed around exit slit 16C.
 Referring to FIGS. 6 and 7, there are illustrated the open core 20A of wet tissue roll 20 rotatably supported by tubular axis 18 of dispenser 10.
 Each individual wet tissue sheet is an elongated rectangular shaped and equally perforated to be torn off one sheet at a time.
 The size of each sheet is preferably about the size of the flat of two adult fingers as shown in FIG. 3.
 As shown in FIG. 1 and FIG. 2, dispenser 10 may be made independently and supported by an existing toilet tissue roll holder in conjunction with a conventional dry toilet tissue roll 22, or alternatively, as shown in FIGS. 8 and 9, dispenser 10 may be structurally combined with a dry tissue roll 22 as an unitary fixture.
 As illustrated in FIG. 9, sidewall 14B is adapted to have a horizontally extended tubular axis 142 straightly aligned to tubular axis 18 of dispenser 10.
 As such, a conventional dry tissue roll 22 with a reduced axial width may be rotatably supported about extended tubular axis 142.
 Thus, as shown in FIG. 9, once a dry tissue roll 22 is supported about extended tubular axis 142, an oblate-ring shaped clamp 142A is adapted to secure the end of extended tubular axis 142.
 A polymer resin film may be adhesively attached around circumferential wall 16 to secure sealing, and said film may be removed at the initial time of use.
 Though the description above contain many specifities, these should not be construed as limiting the scope of the invention but as merely providing illustrations of some of the presently preferred embodiments of this invention.
 Thus, the scope of the invention should be determined by the appended claims and their equivalents, rather than by examples given.
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|International Classification||A47K10/38, A47K10/32|
|Cooperative Classification||A47K10/38, A47K2010/3266|