Title:
Staple Guardian
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A crush and moisture resistant container to store and dispense staples used generally in the construction industry. A cardboard box with rows of staples inside is surrounded with two crush resistant containers. The outer box is larger than the inner box with a spring at the bottom allowing the inner box to slide inside the outer box. A slot is placed in the outer box to access the inner box and slide downward depressing the spring. An access slot is placed to permit two rows of staples to be dispensed when the inner box slot is aligned with the slot in the outer box. A simple tap forward and then left dispenses staples.



Inventors:
Park, Michael Dean (Indianapolis, IN, US)
Application Number:
11/345085
Publication Date:
08/02/2007
Filing Date:
02/02/2006
Assignee:
Park, Michael Dean (Indianapolis, IN, US)
Primary Class:
International Classes:
B65D85/24
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Primary Examiner:
FIDEI, DAVID
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Michael Dean Park (Indianapolis, IN, US)
Claims:
1. I claim that the overall construction of the three box containers, two of Lucite, is my idea. I claim that the spring loaded dispensing method with the inner and outer box is my idea. I clam that the access slot placed at the top left staple row end is my idea.

Description:

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(F) BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

(1) Technical Field

Construction

(2) Background Art

Staple Containers and Dispensers

(G) BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

Staples are used in the construction industry to fasten various types of building products such as roofing felt paper, home wrap moisture shield, carpet padding, and etc. Staples are mostly sold in cardboard containers. The problem with cardboard containers is 1) The staples break apart from their row too easily if the container is bumped with moderate force such as if placed in a tool pouch and then one bends down or a toolbox against other tools therefore having to place bits and pieces of rows into the staple gun. 2) The cardboard container deteriorates easily when moisture is present. 3) Removing staples from the cardboard container is a cumbersome process usually resulting in dropping rows of staples and consuming too much time to reload the staple gun. The result is usually that the cardboard container of staples can not be carried in a tool pouch, therefore having to place the staples at one location and walk back and forth to refill the staple gun. This problem is particularly a nuisance when fastening roofing felt paper onto a roof.

The “Staple Guardian” solves all of these problems. It is constructed from a crush resistant acrylic, spring-loaded design easily allows dispensing two rows of staples per use (most staple guns and hammer tackers require two rows to fill). This saves time from having to fumble opening the flaps of the cardboard container to expose all of the rows of staples. The crush resistant nature allows containers of staples to be placed in a tool pouch or pocket without fear that bending down will break apart the staples from their rows. This will save time from having to walk back and forth from one location to refill the staple gun. The crush resistant nature also allows containers of staples to be placed in a toolbox without fear that other tools or objects bumping against them will break apart the staples from their rows. This will save the consumer wasted money from having to buy more staples because the bits and pieces were lost or thrown away because they are too cumbersome to load into the staple gun. The triple protection of cardboard and two layers of acrylic help minimize damage from moisture. This model is not refillable. A refillable version is easily constructed with a removable access cover.

(H) BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE SEVERAL VIEWS OF THE DRAWING(S)

Page 1 top view “Staple Guardian” demonstrates a three box construction. Staples are packaged by rows in their original cardboard container, which I have modified by removing the top flap and cutting an access hole in the left topside of the box. This box is wrapped with a snug fitting Lucite box (inner box) with an access hole positioned the same as the cardboard container. Then a slight space (aprox. 1/16″) is between the inner box and the outer Lucite box to allow a sliding movement between the two boxes. A spring attached at each end to an aluminum strip is placed inside the outer box at the bottom of the inner box to allow a spring back action after depressing to dispense staples.

Page 2 bottom view “Staple Guardian” demonstrates a slot cut in the outer box to allow access to grip the exposed inner box and slide depressing the spring to dispense staples.

Page 3 top view “Staple Guardian” dimensions is self-explanatory.

Page 4 bottom view “Staple Guardian” dimensions is self-explanatory.

(I) DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

The “Staple Guardian” is largely constructed with Lucite acrylic 0.08″ thick. The acrylic is fused together with “Weld-On 3”. The spring is attached at each end to the aluminum strips with “JB Weld”. The “Staple Guardian” is simply a crush resistant and moisture resistant container to dispense staples. The spring-loaded feature allows only two rows of staples to be dispensed at one time and keeping the staples secure when not dispensing staples.