WO1994006329A1 - Dispensers for protective gloves - Google Patents

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WO1994006329A1
WO1994006329A1 PCT/AU1992/000504 AU9200504W WO9406329A1 WO 1994006329 A1 WO1994006329 A1 WO 1994006329A1 AU 9200504 W AU9200504 W AU 9200504W WO 9406329 A1 WO9406329 A1 WO 9406329A1
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dispenser
compartment
gloves
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Vincent Anthony Tassoni
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Vincent Anthony Tassoni
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Priority to AU17369/92A priority patent/AU656971B2/en
Application filed by Vincent Anthony Tassoni filed Critical Vincent Anthony Tassoni
Priority to CA 2145074 priority patent/CA2145074A1/en
Priority to PCT/AU1992/000504 priority patent/WO1994006329A1/en
Priority claimed from EP92920562A external-priority patent/EP0696892B1/en
Priority claimed from DE69228837T external-priority patent/DE69228837D1/en
Publication of WO1994006329A1 publication Critical patent/WO1994006329A1/en
Priority to NZ26031594A priority patent/NZ260315A/en

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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47FSPECIAL FURNITURE, FITTINGS, OR ACCESSORIES FOR SHOPS, STOREHOUSES, BARS, RESTAURANTS OR THE LIKE; PAYING COUNTERS
    • A47F1/00Racks for dispensing merchandise; Containers for dispensing merchandise
    • A47F1/04Racks or containers with arrangements for dispensing articles, e.g. by means of gravity or springs
    • A47F1/08Racks or containers with arrangements for dispensing articles, e.g. by means of gravity or springs dispensing from bottom
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65DCONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES
    • B65D25/00Details of other kinds or types of rigid or semi-rigid containers
    • B65D25/02Internal fittings
    • B65D25/04Partitions
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65DCONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES
    • B65D5/00Rigid or semi-rigid containers of polygonal cross-section, e.g. boxes, cartons or trays, formed by folding or erecting one or more blanks made of paper
    • B65D5/02Rigid or semi-rigid containers of polygonal cross-section, e.g. boxes, cartons or trays, formed by folding or erecting one or more blanks made of paper by folding or erecting a single blank to form a tubular body with or without subsequent folding operations, or the addition of separate elements, to close the ends of the body
    • B65D5/16Rigid or semi-rigid containers of polygonal cross-section, e.g. boxes, cartons or trays, formed by folding or erecting one or more blanks made of paper by folding or erecting a single blank to form a tubular body with or without subsequent folding operations, or the addition of separate elements, to close the ends of the body the tubular body being formed with an aperture or removable portion arranged to allow removal or insertion of contents through one or more sides
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65DCONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES
    • B65D83/00Containers or packages with special means for dispensing contents
    • B65D83/08Containers or packages with special means for dispensing contents for dispensing thin flat articles in succession
    • B65D83/0805Containers or packages with special means for dispensing contents for dispensing thin flat articles in succession through an aperture in a wall

Abstract

A dispenser for protective gloves comprises three parallel compartments each containing a different size of glove. Each compartment is filled through a filling opening at its upper end and the gloves are withdrawn by insertion of the hand through an opening at the lower end of the compartment.

Description

DISPENSERS FOR PROTECTIVE GLOVES
The present invention relates to a dispenser for protective, medical or other protective gloves and more particularly to the dispenser for dispensing gloves of different size.
According to the present invention there is provided a dispenser for protective gloves, comprising a container having a plurality of parallel compartments, each compartment having a filling opening at its upper end to permit filling of gloves into the compartment and a dispensing opening at the lower end of the compartment to permit removal of gloves by insertion of the hand into the opening.
Embodiments of the invention will now be described by way of example only with reference to the accompanying drawings in which:-
Figure 1 is a perspective view of a first embodiment of dispenser in accordance with the invention;
Figure 2 is a perspective view of a wall bracket for mounting the dispenser;
Figure 3 is a perspective view of a second embodiment of the dispenser in accordance with the invention; and
SUBSTITUTE SHEET Figures 4A and 4B are perspective views of further embodiments of the dispenser.
The dispenser shown in Figure 1 is in the form of a rectangular container 2 having an open upper end which is closable by means of a lid 4. The interior of the container is divided into several compartments by parallel partitions 6 extending vertically between the front and rear walls of the container. In the particular form shown there are three such compartments and each compartment extends vertically along the height of the container 2. The front wall 8 of the container includes dispensing apertures 10 each opening from a respective one of the compartments, the aperture 10 being at the bottom of the associated compartment. In use, each of the compartments is filled with protective gloves (typically made of thin latex) through the upper end of the container, the gloves being supplied in a bulk package which can be opened and its contents tipped into the upper end of the compartment. Each compartment contains gloves of a different size. Removal of the gloves is effected through the aperture 10 at the lower end of the compartment. When the gloves have been tipped into the compartment, portions of the lowermost gloves will tend to project through the dispensing apertures 10 and can thus be readily grasped and removed when required for use. One or more windows 11 are formed in the front wall of each compartment to permit visual inspection of the amount of product in each compartment to facilitate replenishment when required.
The dispenser may be fabricated in cardboard or plastics sheet material by folding a suitable blank or may be injection moulded in suitable plastics material.
The dispenser may be mounted on the wall by means of a wall bracket 12 shown in Figure 2 in which the dispenser is removably fitted.
The dispenser shown in Figure 3 is generally similar to that shown in
SUBSTITUTE SHEET Figure 2 except that the lower portion of the container including the dispensing apertures 10 is enlarged to provide a deeper base which enables the dispenser to act as a free-standing unit which may be kept on a desk or table. In this embodiment, the enlargement of the base is effected by extending the lower part of the front wall 8 with a portion 8 a directed outwardly and downwardly and a further portion extending downwardly 8b. The dispensing apertures 10 are formed in a zone adjacent the junction of the two wall portions in order to permit a hand easily to be inserted into the aperture from above and thereby to facilitate removal of the glove through the dispensing aperture. The bottom of each compartment preferably slopes towards the front in order to cause the contents to move towards the dispensing apertures. If the configuration of the free-standing unit is such that the unit might topple over when stood on a desk, this tendency can be counteracted by making the dispenser of weight such that it will not easily topple over when stood on a desk and this can be achieved by fabricating the dispenser by injection moulding from a suitable plastics, or by fabricating the dispenser from metal sheet, such as stainless steel sheet. The relative depth of the base and height of the dispenser will also influence the toppling characteristics and these dimensions can be such as to minimise the risk of toppling.
The dispenser of Figure 3 can be fabricated relatively inexpensively by folding cardboard or plastics sheet material. The exterior of the container can be fabricated from a single blank of the sheet material which is shaped, and folded to form all of the external walls, including the front, rear, and side walls, the lid, and the base formed by wall portions 8a, 8b. The individual compartments are each defined by separately formed tubes of rectangular cross-section mounted within the exterior container. Each tube is itself formed from a separate one-piece blank, folded into tubular shape. The bottom edge of the tube is perpendicular to the axis of the tube so that the tube rests on the bottom wall of the exterior container, and at its lower end portion the tube includes an integral ramp formed by a flap, which slopes forwardly and downwardly from a position above the bottom edge of the tube to form the
SUBSTITUTE SHEET sloping bottom of the compartment in order to direct gloves towards the associated aperture 10 in the external container.
In another alternative embodiment as shown in Figure 4A, the dispenser is formed from a group of plastics pipes secured in side-by-side relation to define respective compartments. The pipes are open at their upper ends to provide filling apertures and dispensing apertures 10 are provided at the lower ends of the pipes. Inspection windows 11 are also provided. In a modified embodiment as shown in Figure 4B the bottom portion of each pipe is forwardly and downwardly directed to define a dispensing portion including the dispensing aperture.
In each of die embodiments disclosed the dispensing apertures 10 each have a concave or arched upper edge. This configuration has been found to prevent tearing of the gloves as they are withdrawn.
Dispensers with three compartments have been described by way of example only. When a particular dispenser is designed for a range of gloves having more than three sizes, the dispenser will have a separate compartment for each size of glove.
The embodiments have been described by way of example only and modifications are possible within the scope of the invention.
SUBSTITUTE SHEET

Claims

CLAIMS:-
1. A dispenser for protective gloves, comprising a container having a plurality of parallel compartments, each compartment having a filling opening at its upper end to permit filling of gloves into the compartment and a dispensing opening at the lower end of the compartment to permit removal of gloves by insertion of the hand into the opening.
2. A dispenser according to claim 1, wherein each dispensing opening has an arched upper edge.
3. A dispenser according to claim 1 or claim 2, comprising at least one window in a wall of each compartment to permit visual inspection of the contents within the compartment.
4. A dispenser according to any one of claims 1 to 3 comprising three said compartments, the respective compartments containing a different size of glove.
5. A dispenser according to any one of claims 1 to 4, wherein each compartment comprises a vertical shaft of constant cross-section throughout its length, the axis of the compartment being rectilinear.
6. A dispenser according to any one of claims 1 to 4, wherein each compartment comprises a vertical shaft portion of constant cross-section extending downwardly from the filling opening, the vertical shaft portion leading at its lower end into a forwardly and downwardly inclined shaft portion having the dispensing opening at its lower end, the inclined shaft portion having a bottom which slopes forwardly and downwardly.
SUBSTITUTE SHEET 7. A dispenser according to claim 6, wherein a part of the dispensing opening is formed in a wall of the compartment facing the sloping bottom.
8. A dispenser according to claim 5, wherein the dispenser is formed from folded sheet material.
9. A dispenser according to claim 6 or claim 7, wherein the dispenser comprises an outer container formed from folded sheet material, and each compartment comprises a respective tube formed from folded sheet material and housed within the outer container, each said tube having at its lower end portion an inclined ramp which defines the sloping bottom.
10. A dispenser substantially as hereinbefore described with reference to the accompanying drawings.
SUBSTITUTE SHEET AMENDED CLAIMS
[received by the International Bureau on 25 May 1993 (25.05.93); new claims 11-14 added; other claims unchanged (2 pages)]
7. A dispenser according to claim 6, wherein a part of the dispensing opening is formed in a wall of the compartment facing the sloping bottom.
8. A dispenser according to claim 5, wherein the dispenser is formed from folded sheet material.
9. A dispenser according to claim 6 or 7, wherein the dispenser comprises an outer container formed from folded sheet material, and each compartment comprises a respective tube formed from folded sheet material and housed within the outer container, each said tube having at its lower end portion an inclined ramp which defines the sloping bottom.
10. A dispenser substantially as hereinbefore described with reference to the accompanying drawings.
11. A dispensing system for protective gloves, comprising a dispenser as claimed in any preceding claim and at least one package containing a bulk quantity of protective gloves for dispensing from the dispenser, the package being openable for supplying gloves to one or more of the compartments for subsequent removal therefrom through the dispensing opening.
12. A dispensing system as claimed in claim 1, wherein the gloves are arranged within the bulk package for tipping from an opened package through the filling opening into a respective compartment.
13. A dispensing system as claimed in claim 11 or 12, wherein the gloves are arranged within the bulk package so that, when supplied to a compartment, portions of the lower most gloves will be presented toward the dispensing opening of the compartment for removal.
14. A dispensing system as claimed in any one of claims 11 to 13, wherein bulk packages containing gloves of different sizes are provided for supplying gloves of different sizes to respective compartments.
PCT/AU1992/000504 1991-06-06 1992-09-23 Dispensers for protective gloves WO1994006329A1 (en)

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Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
AUPK651391 1991-06-06
AU17369/92A AU656971B2 (en) 1991-06-06 1992-06-03 Dispensers for protective gloves
CA 2145074 CA2145074A1 (en) 1991-06-06 1992-09-23 Dispensers for protective gloves
PCT/AU1992/000504 WO1994006329A1 (en) 1991-06-06 1992-09-23 Dispensers for protective gloves
NZ26031594A NZ260315A (en) 1991-06-06 1994-04-14 Dispenser for loose unpackaged protective gloves

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AU17369/92A AU656971B2 (en) 1991-06-06 1992-06-03 Dispensers for protective gloves
EP92920562A EP0696892B1 (en) 1991-06-06 1992-09-23 Dispensers for protective gloves
AU26531/92A AU2653192A (en) 1991-06-06 1992-09-23 Dispensers for protective gloves
DE69228837T DE69228837D1 (en) 1992-09-23 1992-09-23 DISPENSING DEVICE FOR PROTECTIVE GLOVES
CA 2145074 CA2145074A1 (en) 1991-06-06 1992-09-23 Dispensers for protective gloves
US08/403,922 US5570808A (en) 1991-06-06 1992-09-23 Dispensers for protective gloves
PCT/AU1992/000504 WO1994006329A1 (en) 1991-06-06 1992-09-23 Dispensers for protective gloves
NZ26031594A NZ260315A (en) 1991-06-06 1994-04-14 Dispenser for loose unpackaged protective gloves

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FR2773315A1 (en) * 1998-01-06 1999-07-09 Eric Marcel Rene Borderieux Disposable diaper container and dispenser

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