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1. US4930662 - Flexible plate dispenser and improved flexible plate

Office
United States of America
Application Number 07365918
Application Date 14.06.1989
Publication Number 4930662
Publication Date 05.06.1990
Grant Number 4930662
Grant Date 05.06.1990
Publication Kind A
IPC
A47F 1/00
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
FSPECIAL FURNITURE, FITTINGS, OR ACCESSORIES FOR SHOPS, STOREHOUSES, BARS, RESTAURANTS, OR THE LIKE; PAYING COUNTERS
1Racks for dispensing merchandise; Containers for dispensing merchandise
A47F 1/08
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
FSPECIAL FURNITURE, FITTINGS, OR ACCESSORIES FOR SHOPS, STOREHOUSES, BARS, RESTAURANTS, OR THE LIKE; PAYING COUNTERS
1Racks for dispensing merchandise; Containers for dispensing merchandise
04Containers with arrangements for dispensing articles
08dispensing from bottom
A47G 19/00
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
GHOUSEHOLD OR TABLE EQUIPMENT
19Table service
A47G 19/03
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
GHOUSEHOLD OR TABLE EQUIPMENT
19Table service
02Plates, dishes or the like
03for using only once, e.g. made of paper
CPC
A47F 1/085
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
FSPECIAL FURNITURE, FITTINGS, OR ACCESSORIES FOR SHOPS, STOREHOUSES, BARS, RESTAURANTS OR THE LIKE; PAYING COUNTERS
1Racks for dispensing merchandise
04Racks or; containers with arrangements for dispensing articles ; , e.g. by means of gravity or springs
08dispensing from bottom
085for nested articles, e.g. cups, cones
A47G 19/03
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
GHOUSEHOLD OR TABLE EQUIPMENT
19Table service
02Plates, dishes or the like
03for using only once, e.g. made of paper
Applicants CARRILLO LOUIS D
Inventors Carrillo Louis D.
Agents Stetina and Brunda
Priority Data 07069292 02.07.1987 US
Title
(EN) Flexible plate dispenser and improved flexible plate
Abstract
(EN)

A canister container holds stacked flexible dishes, nominally plates, in their normal upright orientation in position above a large, roughly circular, central bottom aperture to such canister. The plates are supported in this position within the canister by an inwardly-directed peripheral flange extending approximately 230 degrees around the circumference of the bottom aperture which engages the edge margin of a bottom one of the stacked flexible plates. The stacked flexible plates are also supported in this position by at least one, and preferably two, inwardly-directed peripheral tabs which are situated about the bottom aperture of the canister at positions opposite to the flange. The canister also preferably has a second aperture in its cylindrical sidewall between and above the location of the two tabs to the bottom aperture. Selected bottom ones of the stacked flexible plates may be slightly temporarily warped or deformed by manual force applied through the second aperture to pass beyond supporting engagement with the tabs. The flexible plates are then slid laterally from the canister through its bottom aperture until they no longer engage the flange. Storage and dispensing of flexible plates is thereby performed.


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