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Number: 221/36
Name: Article dispensing > Concurrent separation and distortion of flexible article (e.g., napkin holders) > By ejecting means
Description: Devices having discharge assisting means which directly engages and applies a force to the article being separated to distort said article and force it from the source of supply towards or through an egress outlet.

Sub-classes under this class:

Class Number Class Name Patents
221/37 Actuated by source container section movement 28
221/40 Compound motion of ejecting means 24
221/38 Interleaved folds 15
221/39 Preliminary motion in direction away from outlet 12
221/42 Rotary 14
221/41 Stationary guide or abutment cooperating with leading edge of article 23

Patents under this class:

Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8662346 Apparatus and method for dispensing and folding of sheets from a stack Mar. 4, 2014
8631968 Tissue advancement device for tissue boxes Jan. 21, 2014
8601774 Facial tissue product with a clip riser Dec. 10, 2013
8574510 Stackable electrochemical analyte sensors, systems and methods including same Nov. 5, 2013
8499955 Techniques for at least one of transport, storage, and display of one or more items of at least one of apparel and accessories Aug. 6, 2013
8261938 Finger covers and devices for dispensing finger covers Sep. 11, 2012
8050796 Public use pet tag marking kiosk Nov. 1, 2011
7854346 Container for dispensing wipes Dec. 21, 2010
7845515 Modified gravity-feed multi-fold towel dispenser Dec. 7, 2010
7841488 Sheet-like article storage container Nov. 30, 2010
7806292 Towelette dispenser Oct. 5, 2010
7797078 Sticky note supply device and sticky note printer Sep. 14, 2010
7731057 Moist towelette packaging Jun. 8, 2010
7731056 Dispenser assembly for dispensing gloves including a cartridge and a dispenser with a glove pusher Jun. 8, 2010
7721913 Dispenser for repositionable notes May. 25, 2010
7699189 Dispenser assembly for dispensing gloves including glove positioner Apr. 20, 2010
7654412 Wet wipe dispensing system for dispensing warm wet wipes Feb. 2, 2010
7648046 Dispensing system for dispensing warm wet wipes Jan. 19, 2010
7640851 Apparatus for storing separating and filtering coffee filters Jan. 5, 2010
7472802 System for keeping a dispensing apparatus for a zigzag folded web of towel material optimally filled Jan. 6, 2009
7270248 Adjustable dispenser for soft pliable lids Sep. 18, 2007
6892898 Metering napkin dispenser May. 17, 2005
6874653 Metering napkin dispenser Apr. 5, 2005
6622888 Metering napkin dispenser Sep. 23, 2003
6571984 Storage and loading system for bags Jun. 3, 2003
6243687 Kiosk systems and methods for issuing a card storing electronic coupons, after receiving data about a customer Jun. 5, 2001
6170697 Dispenser for coffee filters Jan. 9, 2001
6116459 Coffee filter dispenser Sep. 12, 2000
6068157 Stacked-paper dispenser May. 30, 2000
5975839 Disk singulating apparatus Nov. 2, 1999
5857585 Ligating band dispenser Jan. 12, 1999
5687876 Method and improved apparatus for separating and dispensing coffee filters Nov. 18, 1997
5671865 Coffee filter dispenser Sep. 30, 1997
5323918 Adhesive sheet separator Jun. 28, 1994
5137172 Paper feed system Aug. 11, 1992
5067627 Coffee filter dispenser Nov. 26, 1991
5012952 Lid and cup dispenser having an elongated yieldable tension element secured by a transversely adjustable anchoring block disposed astride the dispensing opening May. 7, 1991
4963072 Feeder for shape unstable articles Oct. 16, 1990
4905870 Combined filter housing and extractor therefor Mar. 6, 1990
4839953 Magnetic disk cartridge assembly system Jun. 20, 1989
4830317 Automatic t-shirt rack/bag system May. 16, 1989
4796779 Combined filter housing and extractor Jan. 10, 1989
4676396 Combined filter housing and extractor therefor Jun. 30, 1987
4518301 Orbital feeder May. 21, 1985
4401233 Dispenser for sheets of paper and the like Aug. 30, 1983
4337876 Apparatus for dispensing articles Jul. 6, 1982
4269324 Dispenser for paper-like containers May. 26, 1981
4106374 Orthodontic O-ring dispenser and ligator therefor Aug. 15, 1978
4065028 Paper napkin dispenser Dec. 27, 1977
3960291 Folded article dispensing machine Jun. 1, 1976

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