Drip Collection Patents (Class 141/86)
  • Patent number: 10328985
    Abstract: A fuel cap is constituted to close an upper portion of a tubular member constituting a filler opening of a fuel tank, and wherein the breather mechanism is constituted to discharge vaporized fuel separated by gas-liquid separation in a labyrinth path within the fuel cap through a breather drain hose supported at a side of the fuel tank, the fuel tank further comprising: a plate member fixed to a support member to support the fuel cap to the fuel tank; and a seal member to airtightly communicate an exit of the labyrinth path and an end portion of the breather drain hose when the fuel cap is closed. The breather drain hose connected to a lower side of the seal member is supported by the plate member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTORS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke Saito, Masanori Usa
  • Patent number: 9726323
    Abstract: A fluid containment apparatus with a floor and a side wall is provided. A wall support is included that supports the side wall and can be moved between a supporting position and a collapsed position. The side wall is movable from a containment position to a collapsed state to allow access for vehicles or other objects to the floor. The wall support and side wall are subsequently movable back to their containment and supporting positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: BASIC CONCEPTS, INC.
    Inventors: Todd David Beak, Kurt William Johnson, Russell J. Guffee, Thomas M. Ricciuto, Michael David Horning, Craig J. Cochran, Ellen Yea-Yi Brown
  • Patent number: 9511888
    Abstract: An adapter assembly and a process for supplying a sterilant to a packaging system for cleaning and filling of packages. Specifically, an adapter assembly for directly supplying a sterilant, such as hydrogen peroxide, from a packaging container, such as a blow-molded tight-head plastic packaging container, to the packaging system without using any intermediate carrier, such as a carboy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Solvay SA
    Inventor: Matthew Hearon
  • Patent number: 9187309
    Abstract: A fuel collection device for a fuel tank inlet conduit comprises a conduit that has a distal end adapted for insertion into a conduit end of the fuel tank inlet conduit, and a proximal end adapted for receiving a fuel nozzle therein and having an overflow aperture therethrough. A hollow annular chamber is fixed about the proximal end of the conduit for receiving any fuel flowing out of the overflow aperture. The chamber has a pour spout at an opposite side of the conduit from the overflow aperture. A fuel air vent collection device may be further included for use with boats having fuel air vents, which includes an attachment mechanism for fixing to the side of the vehicle at the air vent and a container having a fuel capture aperture therethrough, fixed with the attachment mechanism, and an opposing pour spout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Inventor: Jodi Krechowiecki
  • Patent number: 9187239
    Abstract: An easily assembled and transportable containment system. One or more deformable foam support beams are placed end-to-end to form a containment perimeter. A first protective strip is formed on the underside of at least a portion of the length of each support beam, said protective strips extending inwardly towards the center of the containment system and providing added protection from damage that may be caused due to foot or vehicle traffic. A second protective strip rests on top of the first protective strip and adds even additional protection against damage. A containment basin comprising a floor surrounded by side walls serves to contain discharged chemicals and other potential contaminants until such time as clean-up operations may be completed. The containment basin is removably secured to the support beams via hook and loop fasteners attached to the top sides of the support beams and the top portions of the side walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Inventors: Larry Ray Buck, Earl G. Gauntt
  • Patent number: 9117326
    Abstract: The disclosure concerns a water fountain for in-home delivery of drinkable water, the fountain including a combination of at least: a source, preferably a renewable source, of drinkable water, with a stock of packages, with a filling member for filling at least one package with drinkable water, and a sealing member for sealing individual filled packages before delivery to the consumer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Jean-Paul Cerveny, Christian Detrois, Klaus Hartwig, Erik Lupke, Murielle Vigny-Schmitt
  • Patent number: 8910677
    Abstract: A fuel tank filler port cap assembly having an adapter for use with a vapor recovery dispensing nozzle to aid in filling a fuel tank of a motorcycle such as to allow complete filling of the tank while reducing spills and allowing the safety and environmental features of the vapor recovery dispensing nozzle to work is herein disclosed. The adapter includes a cylindrical cover base that engages the opening on the fuel tank and forms a vapor tight seal. A tubular inner sleeve is extendably from the cover base and has a top having an opening which engages the accordion-like collar on the fuel dispenser nozzle equipped with vapor recovery or vapor conservation nozzles. In such a manner, the tank and nozzle connection remain intact, but the nozzle remains mostly out of the tank allowing the fuel tank to be completely filled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Inventor: Robert H. Carpenter
  • Publication number: 20140238538
    Abstract: A funnel having a collection area disposed at one end of the funnel. A base surface of the collection area is flat. A flange surrounding an inlet opening is positioned spaced from the collection area. When the funnel is placed in a vertical orientation with the base surface of the collection area contacting a horizontal surface, a lowermost edge of the flange surrounding the inlet opening is aligned with the base surface of the collection area. The funnel is thereby supported in a vertical orientation on the horizontal surface by two contact points. In this position, the residual fluid in the funnel is transferred by gravity to collect within the collection area. No residual fluid is allowed to escape from the interior of the funnel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: NAVAJO MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Gordon LEVY, Ming SHAN, David L. MARTIN
  • Publication number: 20140174599
    Abstract: A fuel and lubricant refueling vehicle is described. The vehicle has a centralized control panel for monitoring and operating the fuel and lubricant delivery systems. The control panel is operable from ground level. The vehicle is capable of delivering fuels and/or lubricants at 300 gallons per minute. In addition, the vehicle is capable of storing a variety of different fuels and lubricants for servicing multiple types of equipment and work vehicles. The vehicle also has a power generator that supplies 50 cubic feet per minute of air flow to the motor pump assembly of the fuel and lubricant delivery systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: FLUOR TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bruno Porcile, Italo Avalos
  • Patent number: 8740006
    Abstract: A portable drip containment device comprises a tray formed of fuel and chemical resistant fabric. Side walls of the tray are supported by removable bolster segments formed of resilient open cell foam members enclosed within sleeves. The bolster segments are wrapped within a flap of material extending from under the side wall of the tray and around the bolster segments to secure them to the side walls. The outer edge or end of the flap is secured to the side wall. The bolstered side walls may be repeatedly driven across by industrial vehicles without harming the bolster or side wall. The modular bolster segments may be removed and easily stacked, and the tray folded and rolled into a compact modular form, for transport, storage, and reuse of the portable containment tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Matson Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Matson
  • Patent number: 8720498
    Abstract: A fill head for depositing hazardous waste materials into a container movable between a filling position seated on the container, and a container exchange position withdrawn from the container; a control arm carried by the fill head directing movement of the fill head between the filling and exchange positions; a drip tray movably carried on a support platform adjacent the fill head for extending underneath the fill head to retain drippings of the hazardous waste material from the fill head when in the exchange position; and, a lifting arm carried by the drip tray engaging the control arm, wherein the lifting arm biases the control arm to raise the fill head from the filling position to the exchange position when the drip tray is extended underneath the fill head so that as the fill head is withdrawn from the container any dripping hazardous waste is captured by the drip tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: EnergySolutions, LLC
    Inventor: Richard W. Martin
  • Patent number: 8707663
    Abstract: An apparatus for the treatment of flexible, hose-like objects, such as bags, in which the processing devices are located on a guide track above the objects to be treated, which processing devices and guide track are suspended from a framework with an empty space underneath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: KHS GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas Matheyka
  • Patent number: 8695853
    Abstract: A refrigerator having an ice water dispenser either with an overlap frame or flush frame. The ice water dispenser has a dispenser inner sheet and dispenser outer body onto which a dispenser face cover sheet is attached by way of lateral rips. The dispenser face cover sheet is fixed to cover the periphery of the outer body with respective openings for buttons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Mehmet Savan, Nilhan Sevgi, Tolga Yegin
  • Patent number: 8684024
    Abstract: A spill containment system is attachable to a riser pipe with an axially moveable seal. The spill containment system allows access to a drop tube in the riser pipe via a removable liquid communication assembly. The spill containment system includes a sealed interstitial space, which remains sealed during installation, service and use of the system. The spill containment system is protected by a weather resistant cover assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Franklin Fueling Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Justin F. Kuehn
  • Patent number: 8667979
    Abstract: A battery rack system and method are provided including a battery rack for holding a plurality of batteries. Further included is a liner-equipped containment system connected to the battery rack. The containment system is adapted for containing leaks or spills from the batteries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Environmental Compliance Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Douglas Frazier
  • Patent number: 8622097
    Abstract: A spill containment apparatus includes a container adapted to be coupled to an end of a riser pipe of a storage tank and having a proximal end and a distal end. A tubular socket is formed in the container adjacent its distal end for receiving the riser pipe therein. The socket includes a securing mechanism for securing the container to the riser pipe, wherein the securing mechanism is spaced proximally of the distal end of the container to define the socket. The socket is configured to allow the riser pipe to support and balance the container during coupling of the container to the riser pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Delaware Capital Formation, Inc.
    Inventors: Kristopher A. Kane, Peter E. Manger, James E. Kesterman
  • Patent number: 8616251
    Abstract: A cup for draining residual fuel from a breakaway hose coupling. The cup features a substantially cylindrical rigid stem extending upward from the floor of the cup reservoir, said stem featuring a cavity for receiving the pin of a breakaway hose valve. When the stem is pressed against the valve pin, the valve is opened, relieving pressure within the hose and releasing residual fuel within the hose. The residual fuel drains directly from the hose into the cup, facilitating safe and convenient disposal of the fuel, which may be poured using an integral pour spout in the cup rim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Husky Corporation
    Inventors: Grenville G. Sutcliffe, John C. Sever
  • Patent number: 8578976
    Abstract: An above-ground, structure-mounted rain water collection, storage, and utilization apparatus is herein disclosed, comprising a vertical plastic tank situated along a wall of a structure where downspouts are typically present. Rain water would flow from a downspout into a screened top portion of the tank. Once filled, integral overflow spouts may be utilized to divert excess water to either another apparatus unit, a downspout, or a hose for normal grade level dispersal. The apparatus would be supported by a base structure at grade. The bottom of the tank would be tapered to avoid the collection of silt and would terminate in a conventional spigot valve providing conventional connection to a hose system for subsequent recycled use. The apparatus may also be provided with an alternate in-line pump to provide a pressurized supply of water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Inventor: Stephen D. Davis
  • Patent number: 8578975
    Abstract: An oil filter change method and apparatus for use with Harley Davidson motorcycles employs a filter funnel adapted to fit beneath the oil filter prior to removal. A drain hose may be attached to a spout portion of the funnel, the filter is punctured, and oil allowed to drain therefrom. Once drained, the filter is fully removed, and is held in the funnel for removal, with minimal or no oil spillage onto the engine of the motorcycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Inventor: Gregory R. Ernst
  • Patent number: 8561658
    Abstract: Vehicle fuel removal system for vehicles raised upon a automotive lift or driven over a automotive work pit. The device features a piercing spear member with engagement to a hydraulically translating member of smaller diameter for piercing the fuel tank. The small diameter member acts to allow flow of fluid around the spear head and down along the small diameter translating member. The hole produced by the piercing spear tip can be adapted to allow the insertion of a bung (where required). This assembly is surrounded by a funneling basin to direct fuel flow to a receiving hose. The described members can be engaged upon a rolling support or on an arm of a pivoting wall mounted support. A residual fuel removal system from the fuel tanks of vehicles raised upon a automotive lift or driven over a automotive work pit. The device features a piercing spear member operatively engaged to a hydraulically powered translating member of smaller diameter for piercing the fuel tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Inventor: Chris Kightly
  • Patent number: 8505592
    Abstract: A fuel spill tray according to one embodiment includes a body and an arm extending outwardly away from the body. The body defines an annular channel and a generally central aperture configured to receive a neck of a fuel tank. The arm includes a proximal end integral with the body. The arm also includes a distal end, a first flange, a second flange laterally spaced from the first flange, and a first web integral with each of the first and second flanges. The arm also includes a first upper seal integral with the first flange and a second upper seal laterally spaced from the first upper seal and integral with the first flange. Each of the first and second flanges, the first web and the first and second upper seals extends longitudinally from the proximal end to the distal end of the arm. Vehicles are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Honda Motor Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Timothy A. Hahn, Stephen G. Hlopick
  • Patent number: 8485234
    Abstract: A funnel for filling a container with liquid through an aperture in a side wall of the container includes a panel that has a fill spout. A rim is disposed on a lower edge of the panel and adapted to engage a lower inner surface of the side wall. A tab extends from the panel and is adapted to engage an outer surface of the side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Harley-Davidson Motor Company Group, LLC
    Inventors: Brian D. Pfaff, Kevin R. Krueger, Anthony J. Nicosia, James S. Graham, Jonathan N. Barber
  • Patent number: 8475078
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein relate to systems, methods and devices for containing a substance within a region. In some embodiments, one or more hollow structures are positioned around the region and the structures are at least partly filled (e.g., through fill openings) with a weighting material. Some embodiments relate to a curved device comprising steps, such that a first cross-section of the device comprises a round shape and a second cross-section comprises a plurality of substantially linear segments. Some embodiments relate to a tank connection device comprising a sleeve extending through a curved device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Inventor: Thomas Alan Denning
  • Patent number: 8469064
    Abstract: A drainage assembly for a faceting machine splash pan including a drain for draining slurry, a funnel for capturing the slurry including a basin mounted upon a tubular neck, the basin defining a rim having a sealing member circumferentially disposed thereon, the funnel further including a hose fitting positioned within the neck, and a drain hose received within the neck and removably attached to the hose fitting and in fluid communication with the basin, wherein a mechanical disconnect is provided between the drain and the drain hose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Inventor: Gabriel William Dobo
  • Patent number: 8459314
    Abstract: Battery spill containment trays, battery spill containment systems, and methods of battery spill containment are provided. A spill containment system includes a tray mountable on a rack and including a support surface for supporting a device thereon; and an absorbent member removably installed on the tray below the support surface and configured to absorb a spilled substance of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Expo Power Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Frazier, Chet Mallory
  • Patent number: 8459313
    Abstract: [Problem to be Solved] A gas fuel vehicle capable of detecting a gas leakage on the back side of a fuel fill port (inside of a vehicle body) extremely easily is provided. [Means for Solving the Problem] The gas fuel vehicle includes: a gas filling port that receives a supply of a gas fuel from a fuel supply device on the outside of a vehicle body; a communicating hole that connects the inside of the vehicle body and the outside of the vehicle body; a shielding member that shields the fuel fill port and the communicating hole from the outside of the vehicle body; and a gas fuel storage unit that stores the gas fuel supplied from the fuel supply device through the fuel fill port. A rod portion of a gas leakage detector is inserted into the communicating hole from the outside of the vehicle body, thereby detecting a gas leakage inside the vehicle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Iida, Keiichi Kondo
  • Patent number: 8448676
    Abstract: A multiple sump fuel sampler with catch can that includes an upper fuel sampling and testing reservoir with integral lower catch can reservoir arranged such that a self-closing valve is placed between the upper sampling reservoir and the lower catch can. This self-closing valve can be easily opened and closed by a user to allow fuel in the upper sampling reservoir to drain down into the lower catch can reservoir. Embodiments of the invention include a means of spill-free dumping of fuel accumulated in the lower catch can reservoir via an integral no-drip pour spout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Innoquest, Inc.
    Inventor: William C. Hughes
  • Patent number: 8430136
    Abstract: A tank for a load tap changer includes opposing front and rear walls, opposing side walls, and a bottom wall joined to define a box-like structure. A door structure is removably coupled to one of the walls. An oil catch tray is coupled to the tank and is movable between a retracted, storage position generally adjacent to the bottom of the tank, and an operative position extending outwardly from the one wall to which the door structure is coupled and generally under a portion of the door structure. In the operative position, the oil catch tray is constructed and arranged to collect oil that drips from the door structure and the one wall when the door structure is removed from the one wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: ABB Technology AG
    Inventor: Jon C. Brasher
  • Patent number: 8408255
    Abstract: A beverage dispensing system comprising a dispensing port for dispensing a beverage, a drip tray located below the dispensing port for collecting the beverage dispensed and an antenna located between the dispensing port and the drip tray is provided. The beverage dispensing system is RFID-enabled by configuring the antenna to receive signals from radio frequency identification (RFID) tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: ValidFill, LLC
    Inventors: Jeremy Wade, Loren Ostema, Ken Kemski, Peter Dorney
  • Patent number: 8261782
    Abstract: A liquid reclamation apparatus for use in changing automobile oil includes a container, a portable receptacle within the container and dimensioned to hold a volume of oil sufficient to perform an oil change and a cover releasably secured to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Inventors: Thomas Fredette, David Fredette
  • Patent number: 8186396
    Abstract: A time and labor saving device used in the aviation refueling process for holding an aviation style fuel nozzle in place over a open vessel with a support base so that the filter screen may be easily inspected while additionally providing for the collection and recycling of fuel that is lost while inspection is made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Inventor: Robert Bruce Piland
  • Patent number: 8172111
    Abstract: The liquid capture device has a horizontal support resting upon a support surface having a front edge in close proximity to the edge of a table. A vertical support member has a second connecting top edge. The first and second connecting devices are complementary to each other. On the lower portion of the vertical support member is a liquid receiving means. The liquid receiving means is located under a spigot so any dripping liquid is captured. The liquid receiving means may also include a corrugated floor. In one embodiment, the vertical support member can be removed from the horizontal support member to empty excess liquid. The connecting means may be a hooking member over a pin; or a magnet. In another embodiment, the connecting means may be a hinge and pin or a flexible hinge. This allows the vertical member to rotate for liquid to flow out through an exit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Inventors: Janice K. Fowler, Bonnie Young
  • Patent number: 8156969
    Abstract: The Invention is an underground storage tank apparatus and method. A buried underground storage tank has a tank sump and a manway defined by a manhole skirt side wall communicating from the surface of the ground to the tank sump. A sediment trap is disposed annularly within the manway and intercepts water and sediment flowing down the manhole skirt wall. An inside wall of the sediment trap is in an annular spaced-apart relation with a tank sump perimeter watt, which together define an annular space interior volume that receives water that overtops the sediment trap inside wall and which receives liquid that overtops the tank sump perimeter wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: J.D. Stein, Inc.
    Inventor: David E. Stein
  • Patent number: 8141600
    Abstract: A paint dispenser for dispensing paint components such as colorants and possibly base into 5 gallon and 1 gallon containers is disclosed. The paint dispenser includes a cabinet for accommodating a plurality of colorant and optionally base canisters in communication with a common dispense outlet. The canisters may be connected to individual pumps which, in turn, are connected to a dispense outlet. A container shelf unit is disposed in front of the cabinet and below the dispense outlet. The shelf unit includes a base including a plurality of rollers particularly suitable for supporting and moving 5 gallon pails of paint. The base is disposed below the dispense outlet a first vertical distance sufficient to permit the 5 gallon cylindrical containers to be disposed on top of the rollers and below the dispense outlet without engaging the dispense outlet. The shelf unit further a pivoting shelf being pivotally connected to the cabinet above the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Fluid Management Operations, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Khoo, William Miller
  • Publication number: 20120067456
    Abstract: A fuel spill tray according to one embodiment includes a body and an arm extending outwardly away from the body. The body defines an annular channel and a generally central aperture configured to receive a heck of a fuel tank. The arm includes a proximal end integral with the body. The arm also includes a distal end, a first flange, a second flange laterally spaced from the first flange, and a first web integral with each of the first and second flanges. The arm also includes a first upper seal integral with the first flange and a second upper seal laterally spaced from the first upper seal and integral with the first flange. Each of the first and second flanges, the first web arid the first and second upper seals extends longitudinally from the proximal end to the distal end of the arm. Vehicles are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2010
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Inventors: Timothy A. Hahn, Stephen G. Hlopick
  • Publication number: 20120055582
    Abstract: A manually operated seal/closure system for a fluid dispenser manifold is disclosed. The manifold includes at least one nozzle and, more typically, a plurality of nozzles ranging from more than one to twelve or more. The manifold housing includes a sidewall or other stationary structure. The stationary sidewall is pivotally connected to an arm. The sidewall further includes a lateral slot and a curved slot. The arm includes a proximal end pivotally coupled to the sidewall and a distal end coupled to a push plate. The closure system also includes a bracket for supporting a cup and a spring-biased seal. The bracket is coupled to the arm and slidably coupled the sidewall by a pin that extends from the bracket through the lateral slot in the sidewall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Applicant: Fluid Management Operations, LLC
    Inventors: William A. Miller, Scott J. Bratthauer
  • Patent number: 8002146
    Abstract: A drink preparing device that includes a box and a holding and drip-collecting system that comprises a holding part positionable beneath a drink outlet in order to accept a first, relatively small receptacle, and being configured and dimensioned to be moveable between a deployed holding position suitable for accepting the small receptacle and a second position in which the part is moved at least partly out of the way of the drink outlet to create an unoccupied space in which a second, larger receptacle can be positioned, in place of the first receptacle, beneath the drink outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Antoine Cahen, Philippe Cahen, Christophe S. Boussemart
  • Patent number: 7959033
    Abstract: A drip catcher, having an adjustable neck, having a hook at the top for engaging a spout pipe of a fluid reservoir, and a basin, containing an absorbent pad and three sided slot on the flattened rear side to accommodate two legs of an alligator clasp in the neck, having a channel between the legs created by cutting three sides of a brace, bendable rearward to support the invention in vertical alignment to the spout, teeth extending from the outside edge of both legs which engage the sides of the slot, so the teeth disengage by squeezing the legs together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Inventor: James Francois Leggett
  • Patent number: 7946317
    Abstract: A funnel assembly includes a perimeter wall that has a frusto-conical shape and has an upper edge and a lower edge wherein a diameter of an interior bounded by the perimeter wall decreases from the upper edge to the lower edge. Each of the upper and lower edges defines openings into the interior. The perimeter wall has an aperture extending therethrough. A tool is extendable through the aperture to engage a drain bolt of an oil pan. The aperture is spaced from the upper and lower edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Inventor: Thomas M. Organ
  • Patent number: 7921884
    Abstract: An injection-molded load line connection spillage container for catching and retaining liquid spilled when liquids are pumped between storage tanks and tankers provides an injection-molded reservoir and an injection-molded cover attached to the reservoir by hinges. Reinforcing ribs molded into the reservoir provide strength and ruggedness without the need for reinforcing steel collars and saddles. Gussets molded into the reservoir hinge brackets ensure repeated stresses produced by energetic opening of the cover does not result in failure of the hinge brackets. An optional load line mounting assembly permits secure mounting of the load line container directly onto the load line. An optional cleanout assembly provides a valved suction line for removing retained spillage, and an optional sampling assembly provides a valved sample line for sampling the liquid being transferred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Anti-Pollution Technology, L.P.
    Inventors: Jack G. Brewer, Steven L. Shroyer, Darrel B. Fruit, Darrel G. Fruit
  • Patent number: 7913721
    Abstract: The present invention is a recyclable oil drain pan intended to encourage proper disposal of used motor oil. The recyclable oil drain pan generally consists of a stiff outer container and a flexible inner container. The stiff outer container has a recessed upper surface that can be sloped towards an opening that passes through the upper surface. The opening of the outer container connects to the opening of a flexible inner container that receives the used oil. The opening can be sealed via a cap or plug to effectively contain the used motor oil. Preferably the entire apparatus would be recyclable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Inventor: John Henecke
  • Patent number: 7913722
    Abstract: A fuel fill port that helps prevent spillage of fuel during watercraft fueling includes a housing having an opening for installation on a surface of the watercraft and a cap for sealing the opening. A fill tube has one end sized to accept a fuel dispensing nozzle and another end for connection to a fuel tank. A catch basin defined by a bottom portion of the housing is positioned such that backflow of fuel from the fill tube collects within the catch basin. A fill vent has one end positioned relative the fill tube to allow excess fuel from the fuel tank to flow into the catch basin and another end adapted for connection to the fuel tank. One or more passages from the catch basin to the fuel tank guides fuel from the catch basin to the fuel tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Inventor: Alex W. Dorst
  • Patent number: 7753090
    Abstract: A device is disclosed which acts to contain the contaminated effluent of an operation such as a hydro-blasting operation. The device has flexible bag for containing the effluent. The bag has an opening interfacing with a vessel being fluid blasted, into which opening the blasting effluent is received. A drain port is positioned on the containment bag to gravity empty the effluent from the interior of the bag, and a vent appropriately located on the containment bag to relieve pressure in the interior space during use and emptying. A flange strap disposed secures the bag opening to the vessel, and a support means is arranged to suspend the containment bag in proper relationship with the vessel. An expansion mechanism can be used to hold the containment bag in an expanded condition to facilitate use of the bag to properly contain the effluent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Inventor: Danny Earp
  • Publication number: 20100154926
    Abstract: An injection-molded load line connection spillage container for catching and retaining liquid spilled when liquids are pumped between storage tanks and tankers provides an injection-molded reservoir and an injection-molded cover attached to the reservoir by hinges. Reinforcing ribs molded into the reservoir provide strength and ruggedness without the need for reinforcing steel collars and saddles. Gussets molded into the reservoir hinge brackets ensure repeated stresses produced by energetic opening of the cover does not result in failure of the hinge brackets. An optional load line mounting assembly permits secure mounting of the load line container directly onto the load line. An optional cleanout assembly provides a valved suction line for removing retained spillage, and an optional sampling assembly provides a valved sample line for sampling the liquid being transferred.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Inventors: Jack G. Brewer, Steven L. Shroyer, Darrel B. Fruit, Darrel G. Fruit
  • Publication number: 20100139807
    Abstract: A sump assembly (70) comprising: (i) a sump body (71) including a bottom and at least one side wall (72), the bottom and side wall(s) co-operating to define an open topped internal cavity within the sump body capable of containing fluids, the side walls further defining an opening (76) in the top of said sump; (ii) at least one flange (77) extending outwardly from the side wall(s), the flange incorporating fixing means (79) adapted, in use, to tie the sump into the surrounding structure; (iii) a mounting frame assembly (90) adapted, in use, to be keyed into the surrounding structure and to secure a dispensing unit in place; wherein the sump body and the flange(s) are of unitary construction, the flange(s) being formed as an integral part of the sump body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2008
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Inventors: John Alexandre Boudry, Lee Markham
  • Patent number: 7730902
    Abstract: Disclosed is a modular spill containment rail system for containing a hazardous spilled substance from at least one battery. The system has a plurality of containment rails that are connectable to one another to define a perimeter around the battery. Each rail has at least one wall with a first end and a second end. At least one male connection device orthogonally protrudes from the first end and at least one female opening may be provided in the second end. A first end of a first rail may be removably received within a second end of second rail. Upon connecting the rails, at least a part of the first end of the first rail may be in an overlapping relationship with the second end of the second rail. A method for assembling a system and a containment system with a flexible liner and a neutralizing material are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Enviroguard
    Inventor: Douglas Frazier
  • Patent number: 7690405
    Abstract: An improved multi fluid dispenser for simultaneous dispensing of a plurality of fluids shown and described. The dispenser includes a controller that is linked to a coordinator board. The controller has a memory with a plurality of recipes stored in the memory. A coordinator board is linked to a first module. The first module may include one or two pumps, each connected to a fluid reservoir. The module is then linked in series to a plurality of other modules as well as a manifold module. Each module includes a module board for controlling the pump or pumps of that module. The controller, coordinator board and module boards are all programmed for the simultaneous or sequential pumping of multiple fluids from the reservoirs through outlet nozzles of the manifold in accordance with a recipe selected by the user and retrieved from the memory of the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: Fluid Management, Inc.
    Inventors: William A. Miller, Tim Hogan, Christopher Khoo, Ryan Hanawalt, Marty Leider, James R. Cleveland, Anton Obrecht
  • Publication number: 20100071804
    Abstract: A method of repairing a leaking spill container by lining the existing unit. Additionally the liner can be used to convert a single walled spill container into a double walled spill container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Inventor: John W. Rowe
  • Patent number: 7673658
    Abstract: An injection-molded load line connection spillage container for catching and retaining liquid spilled when liquids are pumped between storage tanks and tankers provides an injection-molded reservoir and an injection-molded cover attached to the reservoir by hinges. Reinforcing ribs molded into the reservoir provide strength and ruggedness without the need for reinforcing steel collars and saddles. Gussets molded into the reservoir hinge brackets ensure repeated stresses produced by energetic opening of the cover does not result in failure of the hinge brackets. An optional load line mounting assembly permits secure mounting of the load line container directly onto the load line. An optional cleanout assembly provides a valved suction line for removing retained spillage, and an optional sampling assembly provides a valved sample line for sampling the liquid being transferred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Inventors: Jack G. Brewer, Steven L. Shroyer, Darrel B. Fruit, Darrel G. Fruit
  • Patent number: RE47008
    Abstract: A spill containment system is attachable to a riser pipe with an axially moveable seal. The spill containment system allows access to a drop tube in the riser pipe via a removable liquid communication assembly. The spill containment system includes a sealed interstitial space, which remains sealed during installation, service and use of the system. The spill containment system is protected by a weather resistant cover assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Franklin Fueling Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Justin F. Kuehn