Patents by Inventor Andrew Gibbs

Andrew Gibbs has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 5361942
    Abstract: Apparatus for dispensing liquid from an inverted bottle having a neck through which the liquid is discharged, is provided with a mount 32 having a feed tube 34 to project into the neck of the bottle. The feed tube forms part of a reservoir 152 which incorporates a drainage channel 153 to sealably receive the neck of the bottle with closure of drain valve 144. Water travels from the feed tube 34 to a cold reservoir 160 comprising a flexible bag 163 received within a fixed rigid outer 162. Cooled water leaves the bag 163 to a discharge valve 168. The feed tube 34 may also supply a hot water reservoir (FIG. 3 ) which is also replaceable. To maintain strict hygiene, the manifold 152 and both reservoirs are completely replaced at intervals together with the interconnecting pipework.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 8, 1994
    Assignee: Ebac Limited
    Inventors: Paul Salkeld, Andrew Gibbs, Robert Tansley
  • Patent number: 5337922
    Abstract: The apparatus is intended for dispensing liquid from an inverted container having a neck through which the liquid is discharged, and includes a housing 31 provided with a mounting arrangement 32 for receiving and supporting the inverted container. A feed tube 34 is arranged to project into the neck of said liquid container to conduct liquid to a reservoir, and cover flaps 62 and 63 are biassed together by tension springs 69 and 70 to cover the feed tube 34 upon removal of the liquid container. The feed tube may alternatively be covered by a resilient diaphragm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 16, 1994
    Assignee: EBAC Limited
    Inventors: Paul Salkeld, Andrew Gibbs, Robert Tansley
  • Patent number: D359649
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 27, 1995
    Assignee: EBAC Limited
    Inventors: Paul Salkeld, Andrew Gibbs, Robert Tansley