Invented by Andrew M. Schultz, Sarah E. Gilbertson, Daniel D. Anderson, Cheryl A. Littau, Ecolab USA Inc
The Ecolab USA Inc invention works as followsA flexible mounting system for chemical product dispensers includes a dispenser holder as well as at least one mounting device. Attachment of the dispenser holder and the mounting device can be made easier by a releasable connector mechanism. You may attach the dispenser holder to your mounting device in multiple orientations using the releasable connector mechanism. One example is a mounting bracket that can be used to mount the mounting apparatus to a support object such as a wall or counter top, cabinet, shelf or cart, etc. Another example is a mounting clamp that can be used to mount the mounting apparatus on poles, rails, handles, and ledges.
Background for Flexible mounting system to hand hygiene dispensers
Product dispensers can be used for many purposes and in many different applications. Hand hygiene products are used in healthcare and food service settings to prevent the spread of disease. To reduce the spread of disease, compliance with hand hygiene guidelines is the best thing that health care workers can do. Hand hygiene products dispensers are necessary to facilitate hand washing. Hand hygiene products such as gel, foam, and liquid hand washing soaps can be placed near sinks in healthcare settings or at other stations for hand washing. You can also place other types of hand hygiene products around restaurants or healthcare facilities, such as waterless hand soaps. This is because dispensers can be used in many different environments, so mounting the dispenser in a convenient place may prove difficult.
In general, this disclosure describes a product dispenser mounting device that includes a dispenser holder as well as at least one mounting device. A releasable connector mechanism may allow the dispenser holder to be attached to a mounting device. The releasable connector mechanism allows for attachment of the dispenser holders to the mounting device in different orientations. One example is a mounting bracket that can be used to mount the mounting apparatus to support objects such as a counter top, wall, table or counter top, cabinet shelf, cart, shelf, cart, etc. Another example is a mounting clamp that can be used to mount the apparatus on poles, ledges or bedrails.
In one embodiment, the disclosure is directed at a product dispensing system that includes a dispenser mount, which comprises a dispenser holding body, a dispenser mounting system consisting of a dispenser mounting body, a dispenser mounting body including a dispenser dispenser holder and a dispenser plate. The back plate has a front and back surface with a latch. A latch also includes a second aperture. The walls of this second aperture define a locking side and unlocking side. A mounting clamp that can be fixedly mounted to the top of the cap.
In some cases, the base of the attachment pin and the first aperture have a regular n-sided rectangular shape so that the dispenser holder can be connected to the attachment pin in one or more of the selected orientations. Some attachments have a base portion that is a certain size and has a shape that fits within the first aperture in one, two or more orientations. This ensures that the dispenser holder can be maintained in the selected orientation when the dispenser holder connects to the attachment.
A mounting clamp for fixingly mounting on support objects is another example. The mounting clamp comprises a first jaw that provides a first inward mounting surface, a second jaw with a proximal jaw pivotally attached to the first jaw’s proximal jaw, and an attachment pin including a base portion designed to fit within the first aperture of a back plate in one or multiple orientations. A post portion extends outwardly from the top surface of first jaw. The cap has a diameter that is relatively large
In some cases, the attachment pin’s base has a shape consisting of an n-sided regular polygon. It is sized to fit into the aperture of a dispenser tray so that the dispenser tray is kept in one of the orientations after the attachment is placed into the dispenser tray.
The accompanying drawings and description provide details about one or more of the examples. Additional features will be evident from the drawings and the claims.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION DES DRAWINGS
FIG. “FIG. 1B shows a front view of the FIG. 1A, with an example product dispenser.
FIG. 2A is an exploded view of the dispenser holder shown in FIG. 1; FIG. 2B is a side view from the back of the dispenser holder in FIG. 2A; FIGS. 2A; FIGS.
FIGS. 3A-3B are perspectives of a top section of the dispenser holder shown in FIGS. 1, 2 and 3, respectively, show the first and second arms in a lower position (FIG. 3A and at a second, raised place (FIG. 3B).
FIGS. 3C-3D are side views from the top of the dispenser holder shown in FIGS. 1, 2 and 3, respectively, show the first and second arms in a first, lower position (FIG. 3C and in a second, raised position (FIG. 3D).
FIG. “FIG. 1, 2 and 3.
FIG. 7 is a perspective of the example dispenser holder from FIGS. Attached to the example mounting clamp shown in FIG. 6.
FIG. 8 shows an interior view of the installation of an example mounting bracket 200, and back plate 126, for an example dispenser holder.
FIG. FIG. 11. is a side-view of FIG. 10.
FIG. “FIG. 12” is a block diagram showing an electronic sensor module as well as an environment in which it may be used to transmit data about product dispenser actuations.
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