Title:
Device for the release and removal of a toilet paper roll spindle
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
In most existing toilet paper dispensers a person must compress the spindle by grasping it and pushing, or pulling, to compress it within itself, in order to remove the empty toilet paper roll. This invention uses a rod or plunger that compresses the spring loaded spindle and permits easier access and removal of the empty toilet paper roll.



Inventors:
Thompson, Jean Carter (Kailua, HI, US)
Application Number:
10/299332
Publication Date:
07/31/2003
Filing Date:
11/18/2002
Assignee:
THOMPSON JEAN CARTER
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
242/590
International Classes:
A47K10/40; (IPC1-7): B65H18/02; B65H16/02
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Primary Examiner:
NGUYEN, JOHN QUOC
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Jean, Carter Thompson (326 Ilimano Street, Kailua, HI, 96734, US)
Claims:
1. I claim this invention is a toilet paper dispenser which consists of a spring loaded spindle suspended between two mounts.

2. I claim in accordance with claim 1, that there is incorporated therein a blunt rod, or plunger, which can be installed in either of the spindle mounts.

3. I claim in accordance with claim 2, that when this rod/plunger is depressed inward, the spring loaded spindle is compressed to the point that it swings clear of the mount, and allows the toilet paper roll to be removed.

Description:

[0001] CROSS REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS

[0002] This application claims the benefit of Provisional Patent Application Serial No. 60/352,634, filed 2002 Jan. 31, by the present inventor.

FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH

[0003] Not Applicable.

BACKGROUND—FIELD OF INVENTION

[0004] The invention relates to an easy release mechanism for the removal of an empty toilet paper roll from its dispenser.

SUMMARY

[0005] People who suffer from arthritis or have other difficulties with fine digital manipulation, might find the removal and replacement of a toilet paper roll difficult. This invention solves the problem. The invention is a toilet paper holder equipped with a push-rod for easy removal of the toilet paper tube.

DRAWING FIGURES

[0006] FIG. 1 is a conceptional view of the toilet paper dispenser spindle held between the two supports. One of the supports contains the rod/plunger.

[0007] FIG. 2 is a conceptional view of the toilet paper dispenser spindle held between the two supports. One of the supports contains a rod/plunger shown in the depressed position thus compressing the spring loaded spindle.

REFERENCE NUMERALS IN DRAWINGS

[0008] 101 Spring loaded spindle

[0009] 102 Push rod/plunger

[0010] 103 End supports/mounts