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1. (WO2015126542) DISPENSER APPARATUS FOR DISPENSING LIQUID SOAP, LOTION OR OTHER LIQUID
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The Invention Claimed Is:

1. Dispenser apparatus for dispensing liquid soap,

lotion or other liquid, said dispenser including, in combination:

a dispenser cabinet defining an interior for holding a container containing liquid and dispensing structure connected to said container to dispense liquid from the container, said cabinet including a housing and a cover movably connected to said housing; and

actuator mechanism in the cabinet interior for operating said dispensing structure to dispense liquid from the container responsive to movement of the cover relative to said housing when said container and dispensing structure are held within said interior,

2. The dispenser apparatus according to Claim 1 wherein said dispensing structure is a pump and wherein said actuator mechanism includes first actuator structure movably mounted relative to said housing and responsive to engagement by and movement of said cover to move relative to said housing and second actuator structure engaging said pump and movable relative to said pump and to said housing, said second actuator structure engaged by said first actuator structure and responsive to movement of said first actuator structure caused by movement of said cover to actuate said pump and dispense liquid therefrom.

3. The dispenser apparatus according to Claim 2 additionally including an electric motor, said electric motor operatively associated with said second actuator structure upon energization thereof to move said second actuator structure relative to said pump and said housing to actuate said pump and dispense liquid therefrom.

4. The dispenser apparatus according to Claim 3 including a gear train between said electric motor and said second actuator structure.

5. The dispenser apparatus according to Claim 4 wherein said gear train includes a gear member engaging said second actuator structure, said second actuator structure movable toward said pump responsive to rotation of said gear member.

6. The dispenser apparatus according to Claim 5 additionally including biasing means for reversing rotational direction of said gear member and for moving said second actuator structure away from said pump after actuation of said pump and dispensing of liquid therefrom.

7. The dispenser apparatus according to Claim 6 additionally including adjustable stop means limiting movement of said second actuator structure for controlling the amount of liquid dispensed from said pump during actuation thereof by said second actuator structure.

8. The dispenser apparatus according to Claim 5 wherein said electric motor and said gear train are incorporated in a module selectively removable from said housing.

9. A dispenser apparatus for dispensing liquid soap,

lotion or other liquid, the dispenser apparatus comprising:

a housing and a cover movably connected to the housing such that the housing and the cover define a volume for holding a liquid material container;

dispensing structure connected to the liquid material container to dispense liquid from the container; and

an actuator mechanism operativeiy associated with the dispensing structure to dispense liquid from the liquid material container in response to either movement of the cover or operation of a motor disposed in the housing.

10. The dispenser apparatus of claim 9 wherein the dispensing structure is further defined as a pump and wherein the actuator mechanism includes a first actuator structure movably mounted relative to the housing and responsive to engagement by and movement of the cover to

move relative to the housing and a second actuator structure engaging the pump and movable relative to the pump and to the housing, the second actuator structure engaged by the first actuator structure and responsive to movement of the first actuator structure caused by movement of the cover to actuate the pump and dispense liquid from the liquid material container.

11. The dispenser apparatus of claim 10 wherein the motor is operative! y associated with the second actuator structure upon energization of the motor to move the second actuator structure relative to the pump and the housing to actuate the pump and dispense liquid from the liquid materia! container.

12. The dispenser apparatus of claim 10 further comprising a gear train disposed between the motor and the second actuator structure.

33. The dispenser apparatus of claim 12 wherein the gear train includes a gear member engaging the second actuator structure and the second actuator structure is movable toward the pump responsive to rotation of the gear member.

14, The dispenser apparatus of claim 13 further comprising biasing means for reversing a direction of rotational of the gear member and for moving the second actuator structure away fro the pump after actuation of the pump and dispensing of liquid therefrom.

15, The dispenser apparatus of claim 14 further comprising a stop positioned to cooperate with the gear member and define a range of motion of the gear member.

16, A method of forming a liquid material dispenser, the method comprising: defining a volume within a housing behind a cover for receiving a container of consumable liquid material;

providing a dispensing means configured to communicate with the volume for incrementally dispensing the contents of the container;

providing a manual actuation arrangement configured to effectuate incremental dispensing of the contents of the container in response to manual translation of the cover relative to the housing; and

providing a powered actuation arrangement that includes a motor that is operable to selectively effectuate incremental dispensing of the contents of the container.

17. The method of claim 16 further comprising providing a gear train between the motor and an actuator associated with operation of the powered actuation arrangement.

18. The method of claim 16 further comprising biasing a gear member to operate in a reverse direction compared to a direction of operation when the gear member is driven by the motor.

19. The method of claim 16 further comprising providing an adjustable stop configured to limit movement of the powered actuation arrangement for controlling the amount of liquid dispensed from a pump during actuation of the pump by the powered actuation arrangement.

20. The method of claim 16 further comprising supporting the powered actuation arrangement and the motor on a module that is selectively removable from the housing without interfering with operation of the manual actuation arrangement.