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Rolled Product Dispenser

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000178699D
Publication Date: 2009-Jan-24
Document File: 2 page(s) / 97K

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Abstract

Toilet paper users frequently do not put a new roll of toilet paper on the toilet paper dispenser spindle when a roll has been used up. The new roll sets on the floor, the back of the toilet tank or on the expired core still on the dispenser. This becomes more of an issue if smaller rolls are used, requiring changing more frequently. Similarly, mega-sized rolled products may not fit on the regular spindle without an adapter spindle. Generally, this requires providing a spindle extender to consumers so that they can use the larger roll sizes offered. Alternative roll holders are also required if a cored rolled product user that currently has a spindle wishes to use a coreless product.

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Rolled Product Dispenser

[Anonymous]

Toilet paper users frequently do not put a new roll of toilet paper on the toilet paper dispenser spindle when a roll has been used up. The new roll sets on the floor, the back of the toilet tank or on the expired core still on the dispenser. This becomes more of an issue if smaller rolls are used, requiring changing more frequently. Similarly, mega-sized rolled products may not fit on the regular spindle without an adapter spindle. Generally, this requires providing a spindle extender to consumers so that they can use the larger roll sizes offered. Alternative roll holders are also required if a cored rolled product user that currently has a spindle wishes to use a coreless product.

A rolled product dispenser consisting of a pair of rollers solves these problems.  The rollers are either suspended from a standard on-wall toilet paper spindle or can be attached to other types of existing toilet paper dispensers. In one embodiment, a cored or coreless rolled product lays horizontal on top of the rollers and the free tail passes down between the rollers. The rollers are freely-rotating, allowing the rolled product to unwind as the user pulls the tail down to dispense.  When the roll is used up, the empty core is simply lifted away and disposed of and the new roll is placed on the rollers, with the tail pla...