US Patent No. 10,165,907

PORTABLE, VERTICALLY ORIENTED AUTOMATIC TOWEL DISPENSER APPARATUS


Patent No. 10,165,907
Issue Date January 01, 2019
Title Portable, Vertically Oriented Automatic Towel Dispenser Apparatus
Inventorship William Bryant Troutman, Charlotte, NC (US)
William Bryant Troutman, II, Charlotte, NC (US)
Assignee GPCP IP HOLDINGS LLC, Atlanta, GA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,165,907

1. A towel dispenser, the towel dispenser comprising:a housing comprising a top and a bottom, wherein the bottom is configured to support the housing in a vertical orientation, wherein the housing further defines an interior space configured to receive a paper towel roll in a vertical orientation for vertical support thereof during dispensing of toweling from the paper towel roll;
a loading door configured to rotate relative to the housing between a closed position and an open position, wherein, in an instance in which the loading door is in the closed position, the loading door and the housing define a gap configured to enable dispensing of toweling from the paper towel roll therein, wherein, in an instance in which the loading door is in the open position, the loading door and the housing define an opening that enables insertion of the paper towel roll into the interior space of the housing;
one or more rollers configured to engage a portion of the toweling from the paper towel roll; and
a motor assembly configured to drive the one or more rollers to cause dispensing of the portion of the toweling from the paper towel roll through the gap.