Title:
Dispenser for female hygiene accessories
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
The present invention relates to a dispenser for female hygiene accessories. More particularly, the present invention relates to a dispenser, sanitary napkins, pads, tampons and so forth, which enables pulling out of the dispenser sanitary napkins or a female hygiene accessory by operating a handle or a mechanical operation or pulling out manually.



Inventors:
Shoshani, Shiran (Eilat, IL)
Application Number:
12/350723
Publication Date:
07/08/2010
Filing Date:
01/08/2009
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
24/442, 221/45
International Classes:
A44B18/00; B65D83/00; A47K10/24
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Primary Examiner:
MACKEY, PATRICK HEWEY
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Shiran Shoshani (EILAT, IL)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A dispenser for female hygiene accessories which enables use of a sterile dispenser comprising female hygiene products such as: sanitary napkins, pads, tampons and so on, and enables extracting them from the dispenser by operating a handle or mechanical operation or manual extraction whereas the dispenser conceals the storage, extraction and intimate use of the products, in order to create comfort and easy and quick access to the products used for daily consumption, comprising: a. A capacity container for sanitary items. b. A cover. c. A cover opening/closing button. d. A springy piece of metal. e. A cog to push the sanitary item out. f. A handle for the cog and returning spring. g. A slot used as a gauge.

2. A dispenser for female hygiene accessories according to claim 1, which conceals female hygiene accessories inside a device and enables them to be pulled out one unit at a time.

3. A dispenser for female hygiene accessories according to claim 1, which enables inserting to the device a cartridge comprising a certain amount of hygiene products for example: sanitary napkins, pads, tampons and so on.

4. A dispenser for female hygiene accessories according to claim 1, which is sterile and does not comprise any microorganisms, due to its impermeability from the surroundings, because it enables each item to be pulled out separately and because the manner it is stored inside the dispenser.

5. A dispenser for female hygiene accessories according to claim 1, which can be placed on a shelf or on a different object in the vicinity of the area of use.

6. A dispenser for female hygiene accessories according to claim 1, it is possible to connect the dispenser to a surface or wall by coupling of a quick connection.

7. A dispenser for female hygiene accessories according to claim 1, it is possible to connect the dispenser to a surface or wall by coupling of a Mechanical catch.

8. A dispenser for female hygiene accessories according to claim 1, it is possible to connect the dispenser to a surface or wall by coupling of Velcro.

9. A dispenser for female hygiene accessories according to claim 1, it is possible to connect the dispenser to a surface or wall by coupling of various types of gluing accessories.

10. A dispenser for female hygiene accessories according to claim 1, which may comprise sanitary napkins, pads, tampons and so on, and enables sterile storage, quick and easy extraction of a single item each time and concealing the items in an invisible manner when they are inside the dispenser.

11. A dispenser for female hygiene accessories according to claim 1, which enables in each press only one item comes out there is no hand contact within the package and the items which are within the dispenser stay sterile and hygienic, throughout the length of use of the items which are within the dispenser.

12. A dispenser for female hygiene accessories according to claim 1, in which the amount of items within the dispenser depends on: a. The size of the dispenser. b. The size of the cartridge comprising the items.

13. A dispenser for female hygiene accessories according to claim 1, enabling use of dispensers of various sizes used for various items such as sanitary napkins, pads, tampons and so on.

14. A dispenser for female hygiene accessories according to claim 1, which enables extracting a single item from within the dispenser by pressing.

15. A dispenser for female hygiene accessories according to claim 1, which enables extracting a single item from within the dispenser by pulling a handle.

16. A dispenser for female hygiene accessories according to claim 1, which pulls out a sanitary napkin or other sanitary accessory out of the dispenser by pressing on a handle which operates a cog which causes the extraction and removal of a sanitary napkin or other sanitary accessory from the dispenser.

17. A dispenser for female hygiene accessories according to claim 1, pulls out a sanitary napkin or other sanitary accessory out of the dispenser by pressing on a handle which operates a cogwheel which causes the extraction and removal of a sanitary napkin or other sanitary accessory from the dispenser.

18. A dispenser for female hygiene accessories according to claim 1, pulls out a sanitary napkin or other sanitary accessory out of the dispenser by moving a handle or a button which operates a mechanical device which causes the extraction and removal of a sanitary napkin or other sanitary accessory from the dispenser.

19. A dispenser for female hygiene accessories according to claim 1, which can be combined especially in public places with a payment device which enables extraction of a sanitary napkin or a different female hygiene accessory by payment with coins or money bills.

20. A dispenser for female hygiene accessories according to claim 1, enabling connecting a digital display to the dispenser for female hygiene accessories in order to enable viewing how many items are left in the device.

21. A dispenser for female hygiene accessories according to claim 1, in which the digital display of the dispenser for female hygiene accessories is powered by batteries.

22. A dispenser for female hygiene accessories according to claim 1, in which the digital display of the dispenser for female hygiene accessories is powered by connecting to electricity.

23. A dispenser for female hygiene accessories as illustrated and described above.

Description:

FIELD OF THE INVENTION

The present invention relates to a dispenser for female hygiene accessories. More particularly, the present invention relates to a dispenser, sanitary napkins, pads, tampons and so forth, which enables pulling out of the dispenser sanitary napkins or a female hygiene accessory by operating a handle or a mechanical operation or pulling out manually.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

Other objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent as the description proceeds.

Until today, carton boxes existed comprising hygiene accessories, usually the accessories were placed in bathrooms or washrooms in a plain view and an unconcealed manner, and also pulling out the hygiene product such as a sanitary napkin or pad for example was relatively uncomfortable. The embodiment of the package and the manner of extraction out of the existing packages did not have the highest level of hygiene possible. Maintaining hygiene is crucial for preventing many infections, despite the fact that it is common knowledge nowadays, in the past the situation was different, the awareness to the importance of hygiene has increased substantially at the end of the 19th century when researchers discovered the link between microorganisms and disease, the source of the word “hygiene” is derived from the name of the Greek mythology health goddess:“Hygeia”.

Maintaining hygiene takes place at two levels:

    • 1. Removing and distancing of microorganisms from the body or from objects.
    • 2. Preventing infection from body and objects using microorganisms, there are various techniques to distance microorganisms from the body amongst others by sterility.

The object of the present invention is to enable use of a sterile dispenser comprising female hygiene products such as: sanitary napkins, pads, tampons and so on, which conceals the storage, extraction and intimate use of the products, in order to create comfort and easy and quick access to the products used for daily consumption.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The present invention relates to a dispenser for female hygiene products concealed inside a device which enables being pulled out in a manner of a single unit each time.

According to the present invention it is possible to insert to the device a cartridge comprising a certain amount of hygiene products for example: sanitary napkins, pads, tampons and so on.

The dispenser for female hygiene is sterile and does not comprise any microorganisms, due to its impermeability from the surroundings, because it enables each item to be pulled out separately and because the manner it is stored inside the dispenser.

A dispenser for female hygiene accessories according to the present invention comprising:

    • a. A capacity container for sanitary items.
    • b. A cover.
    • c. A cover opening/closing button.
    • d. A springy piece of metal.
    • e. A cog to push the sanitary item out.
    • f. A handle for the cog and returning spring.
    • g. A slot used as a gauge.

The dispenser for female hygiene accessories according to the present invention can be placed on a shelf or on a different object in the vicinity of the area of use.

According to the present invention it is possible to connect the dispenser to a surface or wall by coupling of a quick connection such as a mechanical catch or Velcro or various types of gluing accessories.

Basically, the dispenser for female hygiene accessories according to the present invention may comprise sanitary napkins, pads, tampons and so on, whereas the common denominator is sterile storage, quick and easy extraction of a single item each time and concealing the items in an invisible manner when they are inside the dispenser.

Since in each press only one item comes out there is no hand contact within the package and the items which are within the dispenser stay sterile and hygienic, throughout the length of use of the items which are within the dispenser.

According to the present invention the amount of items within the dispenser depends on:

    • a. The size of the dispenser.
    • b. The size of the cartridge comprising the items.

It is possible to use dispensers of various sizes used for various items such as sanitary napkins, pads, tampons and so on.

According to the present invention pressing or pulling a handle enables extracting a single item from within the dispenser.

According to one of the preferred embodiments the dispenser for female hygiene accessories described in the present invention pulls out a sanitary napkin out of the dispenser by pressing on a handle which operates a cog which causes the extraction and removal of a sanitary napkin or other sanitary accessory from the dispenser.

According to a different preferred embodiment of the present invention pulls out a sanitary napkin out of the dispenser by pressing on a handle which operates a cogwheel which causes the extraction and removal of a sanitary napkin or other sanitary accessory from the dispenser.

According to a different preferred embodiment of the present invention pulls out a sanitary napkin out of the dispenser by moving a handle or a button which operates a mechanical device which causes the extraction and removal of a sanitary napkin or other sanitary accessory from the dispenser.

According to a different preferred embodiment the dispenser for female hygiene accessories according to the present invention can be combined especially in public places with a payment device which enables extraction of a sanitary napkin or a different female hygiene accessory by payment with coins or money bills.

According to the one of the preferred embodiments of the present invention it is possible to connect a digital display to the dispenser for female hygiene accessories in order to enable viewing how many items are left in the device.

According to the present invention the digital display of the dispenser for female hygiene accessories is powered by batteries or by connecting to electricity.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

The present invention will be fully described in FIG. 1 to 9.

These figures are the embodiments of several forms of the present invention with no intention to reduce the embodiment's extent.

The present invention may be better understood in conjunction with the following figures:

FIG. 1 illustrates an isometric schema of a dispenser for sanitary napkins in a general view, a view from above in the direction of the sanitary napkins exit opening according to the present invention.

FIG. 2 illustrates an isometric schema of a dispenser for sanitary napkins in a general view, a view from below in the direction of the sanitary napkins exit opening according to the present invention.

FIG. 3 illustrates an isometric schema of a dispenser for sanitary napkins in a general view, a view from above in the direction of the slot gauge according to the present invention.

FIG. 4 illustrates an isometric schema of the sanitary napkins cartridge in closed mode in a view from the right according to the present invention.

FIG. 5 illustrates an isometric schema of the sanitary napkins cartridge in closed mode in a view from the left according to the present invention.

FIG. 6 illustrates an isometric schema of the sanitary napkins cartridge in open mode in a view from the right according to the present invention.

FIG. 7 illustrates an isometric schema of the sanitary napkins cartridge in open mode in a view from the left according to the present invention.

FIG. 8 illustrates a two dimensional schema of a section of the dispenser for sanitary napkins according to the present invention.

FIG. 9 illustrates a two dimensional schema of an additional method of the dispenser for sanitary napkins comprising a cog wheel in section according to the present invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

Referring to FIG. 1, illustrates an isometric schema of a dispenser for sanitary napkins in a general view, a view from above in the direction of the sanitary napkins exit opening (2) according to the present invention.

The cover of the dispenser (4) is used to close the device and opens using the button to open/lock the cover (6), the springy piece of metal (8) prevents the exit of a number of sanitary napkins at the same time, a sanitary napkin (10).

Referring to FIG. 2, illustrates an isometric schema of a dispenser for sanitary napkins in a general view, a view from below in the direction of the sanitary napkins exit opening (12) according to the present invention. At the bottom of the device there is a handle (18) to extract a sanitary napkin, which moves on a track (16). The cover of the dispenser (4) is used to close the device and opens using the button to open/lock the cover (6), a sanitary napkin (10).

Referring to FIG. 3, illustrates an isometric schema of a dispenser for sanitary napkins in a general view, a view from above in the direction of the slot gauge (20) according to the present invention. The hinge of the cover (22) enables the opening of the cover of the dispenser (4) used to close the device, additionally, it is possible to view a transparent slot used as a gauge (24) for the number of sanitary napkins (10) remaining in the dispenser.

Referring to FIG. 4, illustrates an isometric schema of the sanitary napkins cartridge in closed mode in a view from the right (26) according to the present invention. An opening to insert a finger (30) for pulling a ligule.

Referring to FIG. 5, illustrates an isometric schema of the sanitary napkins cartridge in closed mode in a view from the left according to the present invention. In the device there is a pullout line mark (32) used to pullout the ligule (32).

Referring to FIG. 6, illustrates an isometric schema of the sanitary napkins cartridge in open mode in a view from the right (36) according to the present invention. After pulling out the ligule the sanitary napkins (10) are revealed.

Referring to FIG. 7, illustrates an isometric schema of the sanitary napkins cartridge in open mode in a view from the left (38) according to the present invention. After pulling out the ligule the sanitary napkins (10) are revealed.

Referring to FIG. 8, illustrates a two dimensional schema of a section of the dispenser for sanitary napkins (40) according to the present invention. The hinge of the cover (22) enables opening the cover of the dispenser (4) used to close the device, additionally, it is possible to view a transparent slot used as a gauge (24) for the number of sanitary napkins (10).

The sanitary napkins cartridge (42) goes into the device (54).

At the bottom of the device is a handle (18) used to pull out a sanitary napkin, which moves on a track (16), the handle is connected to a spring (50) which returns the mechanism to its preliminarily state.

Connected to the handle is a cog used to push the sanitary napkin out (14).

Referring to FIG. 9, illustrates a two dimensional schema of an additional method of the dispenser for sanitary napkins comprising a cog wheel in section (44) according to the present invention.

In this method, connected to the handle is a cog used to push the sanitary napkin out (14), to which a central cog wheel is connected (48) which rotates the side cogwheel (46) which at its axis are one- directional teeth which are used to dispense the sanitary napkins (10).

There is also a helix spring (52) which returns the handle to its preliminary state.

The cover of the dispenser (4) used to close the device, the springy piece of metal (8) prevents the exit of a number of sanitary napkins at the same time, a sanitary napkin (10).

Additionally, it is possible to view a transparent slot used as a gauge (24) for the number of sanitary napkins (10) remaining in the dispenser. The sanitary napkins cartridge (42) goes into the device (54).