Dispensing Means Detachably Carried Upon Vehicle Patents (Class 222/610)
  • Patent number: 10940907
    Abstract: A bicycle comprises a frame assembly and a hydration system. The frame assembly includes a main frame and a fork assembly pivotally coupled to the main frame. The hydration system includes a reservoir supported by the frame assembly, a collapsible bladder positioned in the reservoir, and a hose coupled to the bladder and extending through a reservoir opening. The hose enters the main frame through a frame opening and passes through an inside of the main frame above a bottom bracket. The hose exits the main frame through a front opening and enters the fork assembly through a fork opening facing toward the front opening. The fork assembly can also include a nose piece in front of the headset bearing, wherein the hose passes between headset bearing and the nose piece. The fork assembly can also include a handlebar and a riser supporting the handlebar, wherein the hose passes through the riser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Inventors: Keith Kimmel, Yann Duez, Daniel Lentz, Brenton Haven
  • Patent number: 10836449
    Abstract: A mobile device mount for vehicles, which is used for fastening on a handle stem of a bicycle, includes a mounting portion, a first holding structure, a second holding structure and a binding structure. The first holding structure is disposed on a surface of the mounting portion to form a holding area. The second holding structure is disposed on the other surface of the mounting portion to form another holding area and has a protruding portion for leaning against the handle stem. The binding structure is connected to the mounting portion and has a binding ring and a binding belt. The binding ring is located at a side of the mounting portion, and the binding belt extends from another side of the mounting portion. Thereby the protruding portion leans against the handle stem, and the binding belt surrounds the handle stem to fasten to the binding ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Inventor: Chin-Sheng Lin
  • Patent number: 9414537
    Abstract: A bulk media spreader transversal actuator assembly includes a drive converter. A motor is connected to the drive converter. A linear motion shaft is slideably positioned in a shaft housing. The shaft housing is connected to the drive converter and the linear motion shaft is connected to the drive converter such that rotational operation of the motor is converted to a linear motion of the linear motion shaft by the drive converter. A hyperextension prevention device is connected to the linear motion shaft and to a rotatable lever of a bulk media spreader. Rotatable displacement of the lever by extension or retraction of the linear motion shaft acts to change an operating position of a hopper gate through which media in the bulk media spreader is dispensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: DNI Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph K. Trull, James C. Gary, Van T. Walworth
  • Patent number: 9326491
    Abstract: An animal and attacker deterrent system to be mounted to a bicycle or equivalent vehicle is disclosed herein. The deterrent system in one form included: a gas cylinder; a valve coupled to the gas cylinder and mounted to the bicycle; a gas conduit having a first end coupled to the user actuated valve; and at least one fluid reservoir coupled to a second end of the gas conduit; a plurality of mist producing spray apertures fluidly coupled to at least one of the fluid reservoir(s). The system as disclosed may include a plurality of reservoirs mounted to each of the left and right front fork components of the bicycle and having spray apertures mounted thereto. Alternatively, the system may include a plurality of spray apertures mounted at a single position and directed to mist fluid to left and right sides of the bicycle therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Inventor: Harry E. Hegarty
  • Patent number: 9228792
    Abstract: This invention is a scooter manufactured in combination with a water cannon or a scooter accessory comprising: a scooter having a platform, standard, and handle; a fluid reservoir carried by said scooter in fluid communications with an actuator; a nozzle in fluid communications with said reservoir and carried by said handle so that fluid contained in said reservoir is forced through said nozzle when said actuator is activated. The nozzle can rotate without moving the handle and the actuator can be activated by the rider's hand or foot and be manual or motorized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Inventor: Nathan A. Scolari
  • Patent number: 9108663
    Abstract: An apparatus including a top plate, a right spacing member, a left spacing member, left and right sides plate having a length and a width, wherein the length of each of the left side plate and the right side plate is substantially greater than the width of each of the left side plate and the right side plate. The apparatus may further include first, and second wheels connected to the left side plate so that the first and second wheels can rotate about first and second axes which are substantially parallel to the width of the left side plate; and third and fourth wheels connected to the right side plate so that the third and fourth wheels can rotate about third and fourth axes which are substantially parallel to the width of the right side plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Inventor: Joseph N. Laurita
  • Patent number: 8915407
    Abstract: A mobile confectionary apparatus for dispensing beverages and/or frozen confections includes a vehicle configured for travel over public roads to a location such as a parking lot, street, festival or fair grounds, or the like. The vehicle includes an enclosure having an interior space in which one or more persons can prepare and dispense confections, or containers for confections or beverages. The enclosure includes one or more service windows or openings for dispensing the prepared confections or containers; and a self-serve liquid dispensing system on or in an outer surface of the enclosure, usable by recipients of the dispensed confections or containers, for selectably dispensing toppings on the confections, or liquids into the containers, separately from the dispensing and selling thereof. The dispensing system is closable or coverable by a person from within the interior space, to prevent access from the outside, and for cleaning, service and travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Kona Ice, Inc.
    Inventors: Tony Lamb, Tony M. Guard
  • Patent number: 8857745
    Abstract: A spreader control system digitally filters noisy load cell measurements and inaccurate flow rate measurements to form an optimal estimate of material weight in a spreader bin. This estimate may be combined with spreader swath width and vehicle speed to determine application rate. When actuators for parameters such as apron speed or gate size are available, spreading rates may be controlled with active feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Trimble Navigation Limited
    Inventor: Gurcan Aral
  • Publication number: 20140239020
    Abstract: A mobile confectionary apparatus includes a vehicle with at least one upstanding side wall. An interior space may be surrounded by the upstanding side wall. An opening may extend through the side wall. A liquid toppings dispensing system is attachable to the side wall and includes a first plurality of liquid dispensers configured to dispense at least one liquid topping. The liquid toppings dispensing system is pivotable relative to the side wall between a first position and a second position. The liquid toppings dispensing system is located externally of the side wall in each of the first and second positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: KONA ICE, INC.
    Inventor: Tony Lamb
  • Patent number: 8814063
    Abstract: A new and useful system, method and components are provided, for hydrating and cooling a cyclist, in a manner that is efficient and effective, and in a manner that minimizes disruption of the cyclists attention to his/her riding. The components and system include a liquid container connected to a portion of a cycle and hydrating and actuating components that use the liquid (preferably water) in the liquid container. The liquid container has a body of liquid and the hydrating and actuating components include a drinking straw extending into the body of liquid, a spray device having a tube extending into the container with a spray head located outside the container, and an actuator mechanism comprising a pumping component in fluid communication with the liquid in the container and a hand actuated trigger mechanism located to be accessible to the hand of a cyclist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventor: Luis A. Millan
  • Patent number: 8667915
    Abstract: A fertilizer stabilizer tank and tank mounting system for mounting the tank to the tongue or hitch frame of a fertilizer applicator is provided. The mounting system mounts the stabilizer tank in a manner that does not interfere with operation of the tractor or reconfiguration of the applicator as the applicator is folded/unfolded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: CNH America LLC
    Inventors: Marvin Kuebler, Jarod Murdock
  • Patent number: 8550297
    Abstract: A dispensing system for dispensing fluid from a flexible containing includes a dispensing device having a support, a linkage pivotally attached to the support, a dispensing mechanism attached to the linkage, and a pump. The dispensing mechanism has at least two squeeze members that coact to engage a flexible container and is configured to dispense fluid from a flexible container. The pump is configured to coact with the dispensing device and is configured to remove fluid from a flexible container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: L.B. Foster Rail Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Jason Baker, Charles Henry Schnorr, Ward T. Powell, Willliam T. Urmson
  • Publication number: 20100072232
    Abstract: Apparatuses for dispensing liquids are provided. In accordance with some embodiments, these apparatuses comprise: a bottle assembly having a value that allows liquid to pass from within the bottle assembly to outside of the bottle assembly; a cage for holding the bottle assembly that causes the valve to open when the bottle assembly is inserted into the cage and thereby allows liquid to flow from the bottle assembly into a portion of the cage; and a tube coupled to the portion of the cage that can be used by a user to draw liquid from the bottle assembly and the cage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2008
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Inventor: Jeremy Rider
  • Patent number: 7472849
    Abstract: A device for an operator sitting in the driver's seat of a vehicle to deposit a quantity of material at a target location on the ground adjacent the passenger side of the vehicle, from a hopper having a discharge aperture and a valve for selectively opening and closing the discharge aperture. The hopper is removably mountable to the passenger side of the vehicle. A discharge tube is operatively associated with the hopper discharge aperture and extends from the hopper, for receiving material from the hopper and discharging the material substantially at ground level adjacent the passenger side of the vehicle. A controller within reach of the driver and operatively associated with the valve permits opening and closing the valve and thereby selectively depositing a controlled quantity of granular material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2009
    Inventor: Glenn F. Cusano
  • Patent number: 7314342
    Abstract: The cement hopper attachment includes a raised hopper supported atop two uprights extending from a rectangular base. The hopper has a forward mounted gate and cement chute. A hydraulic cylinder operatively connected to the skid steer's auxiliary hydraulic controls actuates the gate of the hopper. The shape and configuration of the hopper is design to provide an unobstructed view from the skid steer of the cement dispensed from hopper. The hopper attachment also includes a pair of retractable support wheels, which support the weight of the loaded hopper attachment and prevent rocking and tipping forward under the weight of the loaded hopper attachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2008
    Inventor: Steven M. Kerwin
  • Patent number: 7275700
    Abstract: A self-propelled chemical delivery vehicle and dispenser generally for agricultural use includes a frame including first and second vertically spaced support members; a rider support member mounted to the frame; an apparatus for providing motive power mounted to the frame; at least two wheel and tire assemblies, with one of the at least two wheels being a drive wheel, the drive wheel being in communication with the apparatus for providing motive power for application of motive power through the ground contact for vehicle movement with the at least two wheel and tire assemblies being spaced apart in generally longitudinal alignment; and an assembly for directional control of the self-propelled chemical delivery vehicle and dispenser mounted to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2007
    Inventor: D. Wayne Miles, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7052062
    Abstract: A trailer, intended to be towed on public thoroughfares by a motorized vehicle, that readily converts to a mobile refreshment stand for use at parties and other places where a mobile refreshment stand may be desired having built-in refreshment disbursing, electrical power and refrigeration systems along with customer seating and storage space therein for carrying supplies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Inventors: Ronald Ray Catt, Daniel L. Skorcz
  • Patent number: 7040556
    Abstract: A broadcast type fertilizer spreader includes a hopper having ground engaging wheels mounted on the hopper frame and operating the broadcast rotor which broadcast the fertilizer. The spreader includes a handle for guiding and pushing the spreader and an actuator handle for opening and closing the dispensing openings in the hopper. A tow bar is readily connectable to the spreader and a tractor to convert the spreader to a towable mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Inventor: Michael T Jones
  • Patent number: 6932287
    Abstract: An improved spreader assembly adapted to be mounted on a vehicle having a tailgate and a bumper. The improved spreader assembly includes a hopper and a retaining arrangement. The hopper has an upper section and a bottom section. The bottom section has a base surface adapted to at least partially rest on a top surface of the bumper. The retaining arrangement includes a band that fits at least about a portion of a front face of the upper section of the hopper. One end of the band is adapted to connect to the vehicle to maintain at least a portion of a back face of the upper section at least closely adjacent to the tailgate of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2005
    Assignee: The Louis Berkman Company
    Inventors: James A. Kost, Josh Vyrostek
  • Patent number: 6889877
    Abstract: The present invention concerns embodiments of a portable fluid-transporting system for mounting on a land-driven vehicle, such as a loader, and methods for their use. In an illustrated embodiment, a fluid-transporting device includes at least one fluid container, or tank, that is mountable to and completely removable from a vehicle. The container is configured to be carried by the vehicle such that at least a portion of the container is supported in front of the forward end of the vehicle. In particular embodiments, the container is generally U-shaped and includes a forward-container portion and first and second side-container portions extending from respective ends of the forward-container portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2005
    Inventor: Stephen P. Bieker
  • Patent number: 6851588
    Abstract: According to a disclosed embodiment of the invention, an apparatus for converting the load compartment of a vehicle into a tank for carrying liquids comprises a removable cover assembly configured to cover an upper opening of the load compartment. A pump, which can be mounted to the cover assembly, is provided for pumping liquid from the load compartment. The outlet of the pump may be fluidly connected to a discharge conduit, which may be coupled to the cover assembly. The discharge conduit desirably extends at least partially inside the cover assembly. An opening may be defined in the cover assembly for introducing liquid into the load compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2005
    Inventor: Steve Bieker
  • Publication number: 20040163577
    Abstract: A fodder mixing wagon including a fodder mixing container equipped with at least one vertical auger above the bottom region, and including an undercarriage having a chassis and ground wheels, is provided with an active adjusting system for adjusting the fodder distribution within the mixing container in at least two opposed directions being substantially parallel to the bottom region, the adjusting system being equipped with at least one sensor arrangement for detecting either the actual fodder weight distribution within and/or the inclination of the mixing container. The adjusting system allows to actuate actuators for adjustable counter blades provided in the mixing container and/or mixing container/slanting devices, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2004
    Publication date: August 26, 2004
    Applicant: Trioliet Mullos B.V.
    Inventor: Nicolaas Van Der Plas
  • Publication number: 20040079775
    Abstract: Quick-connect assemblies and hydration systems incorporating the same. The hydration system includes a fluid reservoir and may be housed within a pack. Drink fluid is drawn from the reservoir through a drink tube to a mouthpiece. In some embodiments, the drink tube is connected to the reservoir at an exit port, the hydration system includes a manually actuated on/off valve, a filter, a pump, and/or a bite-actuated mouthpiece. The quick-connect assembly fluidly interconnects components of the hydration system and is configured to quickly release, and permit reattachment of, the detached components or replacement components. In some embodiments, the replacement components enable different performance from the detached components. In some embodiments, the quick-connect assembly is adapted to selectively couple a bite-actuated mouthpiece and a gas mask adapter to the drink tube. In some embodiments, at least a portion, if not the entire, hydration system is formed from a chemically resistant material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2003
    Publication date: April 29, 2004
    Inventors: Robert Choi, Herbert Douglas, Barley A. Forsman, Jeremy Galten
  • Patent number: 6722679
    Abstract: A liquid dispensing assembly structured to be permanently or removably mounted on a bicycle or variety of other types of vehicles comprising an array of “squirt guns” more specifically defined by selectively operable nozzle assemblies. A control assembly is structured to operate one or more of the aforementioned nozzle assemblies and includes hand operated activating and positioning devices, remotely disposed from the nozzle assemblies and structured to accomplish concurrent or independent activation of the one or more nozzle assemblies and the selective positioning of at least one of the nozzle assemblies, such that streams of water may be directed outwardly from the vehicle in a variety of different directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2004
    Assignee: Time Design Inventions, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy P. Englert
  • Patent number: 6648184
    Abstract: A refillable water bottle system includes a container having a neck defining an outlet and receivable by a conventional bottled water dispenser. Opposite the neck, the container includes a cap defining an inlet for receiving water into the container. A first lever is coupled to the cap and pivotally movable about a horizontal axis between a closed configuration covering the inlet and an open configuration displaced therefrom. A second lever is coupled to the cap and pivotally movable about the same horizontal axis. A ball valve is suspended within the container and tethered to the second lever such that movement thereof seals or unseals the outlet. The second lever is larger than the first lever and longitudinally aligned therewith, making the first lever inaccessible at its closed configuration when the second lever is at its unsealed configuration. This prevents a user from opening the inlet prior to sealing the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2003
    Inventors: Eugene T. Williams, Claudia L. Williams, Blair Sutton
  • Patent number: 6648177
    Abstract: A mobile fluid dispenser is provided for dispensing fluids. The mobile fluid dispenser comprises a body defining a tank, a pump mounted to the body, and wheels mounted to the body. The body comprises a tank. The wheels are configured such that the mobile fluid dispenser can be rolled on flat surfaces without being tipped from an upright position. The pump may be either electrically powered or air powered, and may be reversible to allow the tank to be filled with fluid from a remote supply source. The tank may also be filled through a fill opening formed in the body or through quick coupler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2003
    Assignee: Castrol Limited
    Inventor: Adriano Burger
  • Patent number: 6520458
    Abstract: A distributor insert screen cover adapted for use both as a particulate bay screen cover and as a lightweight and stable distributor insert stand. A screen is provided in multiple panels that span portions of an open, particulate bay top wall. The panels may be fitted together when removed from the particulate bay to form a stand having a footprint or base of sufficient width to provide improved stability and to allow support of the distributor insert at a height sufficient to allow suspension of a lowly disposed release element above the ground. Simplified versions having fewer or alternative stand components are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2003
    Assignee: Highway Equipment Company
    Inventors: Michael Podoll, David Beck, Benjamin Boelter
  • Patent number: 6205938
    Abstract: A seeding implement grain box is provided with a single piece molded plastic insert at the bottom of the box that forms an array of funnel sections having open lower ends that align with the openings in the grain box bottom wall. The funnel sections have sloping walls between each bottom wall opening to cover the flat portions of the bottom wall between the openings, thereby allowing the seed grain to completely empty from the grain box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2001
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Daniel Michael Foley, Ralph Everette Stanfill
  • Patent number: 6170704
    Abstract: A mobile products applicator includes a monitoring system particularly adaptable for use in selected product management applications, wherein application rates for selected products stored on-board one or more storage devices are measured on-the-go and visually reported to an applicator operator in near real-time. The mobile products applicator provides environmental advantages to all through enhanced resource management by eliminating or significantly reducing ground and/or water contamination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2001
    Assignee: Ag-Chem Equipment Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Dwayne A. Nystrom
  • Patent number: 6135036
    Abstract: A broadcast spreader includes a perforated, dished spinner defining a concave upper surface which is particularly adapted to spreading pelletized mulch. The shaft upon which the spinner is mounted is jointed to permit sections of the shaft to be disconnected, and the spinner replaced with a conventional spinner to enable spreading of fertilizer and seeds, etc., or with a mulch spreader of a different size to accommodate different types of mulch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2000
    Assignee: Cyclone Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Daniel E. Speicher, III, Robert B. Beck, Cecil L. Weaver
  • Patent number: 6047866
    Abstract: A portable liquid dispenser apparatus has an insulated liquid container having a plurality of flexible dispensing tubes extending from the container. Each of the plurality of flexible dispensing tubes has a nozzle and valve on the end thereof for selectively dispensing liquid from the container. A wheeled container cart has two container supports thereon and has the liquid container removably mounted in a raised position for gravity dispensing of the liquid from the container to one or more individuals through each of the flexible tubes. The wheeled container cart can include a pair supporting surfaces for supporting two liquid containers. The insulated liquid container can have a generally rigid manifold attached to the outside of the container and connected to the inside of the container for receiving the liquid from the inside of the container and dispensing the liquid from the plurality of flexible tubes connected to the manifold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2000
    Inventor: Jack C. Brown
  • Patent number: 5810213
    Abstract: A portable pressurized reservoir supply tank comprises a tank housing with a flat upper surface, a flat lower surface and a hollow interior, air and water being contained within the tank in an operative orientation, a pressure gauge being positioned through the tank housing, the pressure gauge including a mechanism to measure and indicate the air pressure within the hollow interior of the tank housing, a compressed air charging valve being positioned through the tank housing, the compressed air charging valve including a coupling mechanism, a pressure relief valve being positioned through the tank housing, a fill spout being positioned through the tank housing, a fill cap being coupled to the fill spout, a discharge assembly being formed in a cylindrical configuration with an outboard end including screw threads and an inboard end positioned through the tank housing adjacent the lower surface, the discharge assembly including a handle to regulate the flow of water therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1998
    Inventors: Salvador Flores, Ramiro O. Flores
  • Patent number: 5755368
    Abstract: A liquid dispensing apparatus installed on a bicycle for use by a person operating the bicycle or a liquid dispensing apparatus installed on a person for use by a person operating inline skates is described. In the preferred embodiment a carbonated drink in a container is shaken by the bouncing of the bicycle while moving which pressurizes the container. A tube leading from the container to a mouthpiece allows a person to take a drink. Another embodiment provides a pumping bulb to supply the pressure while a third embodiment uses a co.sub.2 cartridge to supply the pressure. Another installation shows a person using inline skates. The inline skate installation uses a carbonated drink in a container being shaken by the skater to supply the pressure which forces the liquid to the mouthpiece thereby allowing a person using inline skates to take a drink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1998
    Inventor: James Bekkedahl
  • Patent number: 5735440
    Abstract: A fluid dispensing apparatus is mounted to and supported by any of numerous sizes and styles of bicycles. The fluid dispensing apparatus has a means for storing water, a means for pressurizing stored water, a means for controlling the release of pressurized water in the form of a plurality of high velocity water jets, a means for independently aiming said water jets, a means for conducting fluid between components, and a means for mounting components to the frame of a bicycle. One embodiment of the invention incorporates one or a plurality of serially connected pressurized water reservoir assemblies (28), a dual piston-in-cylinder water pump assembly (24), a manually operated water pump lever assembly (22), an assembly (26) of multiple independent, manually-activated triggers, and multiple independently aimable nozzles (160, 190). The reservoir, pump, and trigger assemblies are mounted to and supported by frame members (20a, 20b, 20c, 20d) of the bicycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1998
    Inventor: Michael A. Regalbuto
  • Patent number: 5607087
    Abstract: A pressurized fluid dispensing device for storing and dispensing pressurized fluid, such as water, to individuals during the performance of their particular activity, particularly activities such as cycling, wind surfing, rock climbing, in line skating, auto racing, jogging, and within handicapped populations where hand dexterity is limited. The pressurized fluid dispensing device may be mounted to such mountables as a bicycle frame, wheel chair frame, car dash, and may even be worn on the body by mounting the device to what is commonly known as a water bottle or fanny pack located on the waist of the individual. The device includes a fluid vessel, support cage (optional), male coupling member, a vessel cap with a female coupling member with a check valve incorporated within, tubing, actuateable valve, and a pressure adapter with a check valve. The fluid vessel is pressurized by slidingly inserting the pressure adapter and charging the system with a common air pressurizing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 4, 1997
    Inventors: Shawn D. Wery, John F. Luca
  • Patent number: 5501402
    Abstract: The patching pan is a device for use with a truck having a material containment bed with a material distribution opening. The patching pan is rotatably and detachably mounted to the truck. In a first position, patching material is urged through the distribution opening onto the patching pan from which the material may be easily removed. In a second position, the patching pan is located below the material containment bed out-of-the-way such that the truck may move freely from one location to another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 26, 1996
    Inventor: Daniel K. Jones
  • Patent number: 5358142
    Abstract: A mouth-pressurized drinking bag comprises a collapsible inner bladder for holding a beverage, such as water. A long tube has a proximal end communicably attached to the lowest portion of the bladder, and a distal end extending away from the dispenser. A closure clamp is disposed near the distal end of the tube. A highly elastic outer case substantially and snugly surrounds the bladder. The bladder can be filled through a funnel temporarily disposed at the distal end of the tube. The filled bladder can be pressurized by blowing air through the tube, so that the bladder and the elastic outer case are expanded. After the bag is filled and pressurized, the clamp is closed. When a drink is desired, the clamp is released so that the beverage will be automatically forced by the pressurized inner bladder to flow outwardly through the tube and to the user's lips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 25, 1994
    Inventor: William A. Holmes
  • Patent number: 5356054
    Abstract: The invention concerns a wagon for cutting, mixing and dispensing fodder. At least two rotating endless screws are housed within a curved-profile compartment. The screws have spirals wound in opposite directions to one another, so that the processed material is led to the center of the compartment. Each of the endless screws has at least one baffle plate extending radially of the endless screw; and the spirals have protruding blades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 18, 1994
    Assignee: Seko Spa
    Inventors: Giuseppe Loppoli, Lino Zago
  • Patent number: 5326124
    Abstract: This invention relates to an improved water delivery apparatus which may be adapted to be mounted for use on a bicycle in which water may be delivered to be sprayingly discharged through the sprayer or to a mouthpiece which may be placed in a bicycle rider's mouth to allow water to be discharged directly therein. This apparatus operates with an existing standard water bottle for a bicycle and alleviates the possibility of having a stream of water misdirected, distracting the rider, nor will a rider be caught off-guard receiving a stream of water in the face when a spray was anticipated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 5, 1994
    Inventor: Michael Allemang
  • Patent number: 5307957
    Abstract: The invention relates to an arrangement for dispensing hot beverages and comprises a container (3) having thermally insulated walls which fully seal the interior of the container. The container can be inserted into a holder (1) and drawn from said holder through a given distance to a lockable position in which the container interior can be connected to a pouring spout (5) and pump means (7), owing to the fact that the spout (5) can be extended from a protected position in a recess in the upper side of the container (3) and therewith expose holes (10a, 31a) in the containerwalls (31) and sealingly connect these holes to the pouring spout (5a) and the pump means (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 3, 1994
    Inventors: Ingmar Carlsson, Jan kerlind
  • Patent number: 5285933
    Abstract: A pressure holding liquid bottle for mounting on a standard bicycle liquid bottle cage or bracket and having a container for holding a liquid, a cap removably attached to an open end of the container and a friction grip removably mounted on the bottle. The cap is provided with a spout forming a disengagable pressure seal having a number of different positions. These positions include a closed seal position, a pair of partially open positions providing different fluid flows and an extended open position that permits washing the underside of a large diameter surface on the spout which facilities closing the spout. The container, grip and cap include a color from a group of different colors which allow different color combinations for the completed bottle. The bottle can have extensions which expand its capacity and a one way air vent allowing air to replace displaced liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 15, 1994
    Assignee: Giro Sports Design, Inc.
    Inventors: James J. Gentes, Robert P. Lakes
  • Patent number: 5265769
    Abstract: A drinking apparatus is described for use in any activity where a person desires to have easy access to a drink. The drinking apparatus includes a bottle for storing a fluid and a tube accessible by the mouth of a user to apply suction for drinking from the bottle. A flow control device is provided in communication with the tube so that once suction is applied, fluid may flow from the bottle toward the point of suction, but cannot flow in the opposite direction back into the bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1993
    Inventor: Danny G. Wilson
  • Patent number: 5215231
    Abstract: Apparatus for dispensing liquid into the mouth of a bicyclist, the apparatus including a container with a flexible wall, an adjustable holder for holding the container on a bicycle, a liquid delivery tube extending from the container, and at least one compressor arm actuatable by the bicyclist for compressing the container wall and forcing liquid into the liquid delivery tube. Valves connected to the liquid delivery tube prevent back flow of liquid in the direction of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 1, 1993
    Inventor: Joseph R. Paczonay
  • Patent number: 5201442
    Abstract: A remotely actuated apparatus is provided for delivering a liquid to a desired location, particularly for use with a bicycle. The invention includes a reservoir, a pump adapted to receive liquid from the reservoir regardless of the orientation of the reservoir, a delivery tube for delivering liquid from the pump to a desired location, and a remote actuator for remotely actuating the pump. Also included in a preferred embodiment is a manifold which receives liquid from the pump. The manifold has a plurality of outlet ports to facilitate attachment of the delivery tube thereto regardless of the orientation of the apparatus. The actuator is disposed remotely from the reservoir and sends a signal which is received by a receiver means which actuates the pump to dispense refreshment liquid through the manifold to a delivery tube and then to a dispensing tube which is in close proximity to the mouth of the bicycle rider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1991
    Date of Patent: April 13, 1993
    Inventor: Aram Bakalian
  • Patent number: 5158218
    Abstract: A pressurized fluid dispensing device for storing and dispensing pressurized fluid, such as water, to athletes during the performance of their particular activity, particularly endurance events such as a bicycle tour, biathlon, triathlon and the like. The pressurized fluid dispensing device may be mounted to the frame of a bicycle between the vertical and diagonal supports above the center bracket or crank assembly to provide as low as possible center of gravity. The device includes a support cage, fluid vessel, tubing and an actuateable valve. The fluid vessel may be pressurized and slidingly inserted into the support cage to supply fluid through the tubing to the valve. A check valve extends from the bottom of the vessel which is sealingly engageable with a recess formed in the bottom of the support cage through which the fluid may flow. The actuateable valve is actuated to dispense fluid by being bitten.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1992
    Inventor: Shawn D. Wery
  • Patent number: 5119978
    Abstract: A drinking reservoir for a bicycle and the like consists of a housing having at least one compartment for storing a drinkable liquid therein, a mechanism for securing the housing to a portion of the bicycle and another mechanism for extracting the drinkable liquid from the at least one compartment in the housing so that a cyclist can consume the drinkable liquid contained therein without removing his hands from the control of the bicycle. A straw and a tube extend from the compartment enabling the cyclist to drink liquid through the straw and to blow into the tube to spray liquid out of the straw to cool off, alternately. One embodiment allows for rapid emptying and cleaning with a brush that can be easily brought into contact with an entire internal surface of the compartment when inserted therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1992
    Inventors: Nick J. Kalamaras, Rudolph Silvera
  • Patent number: 5104613
    Abstract: A material handling system includes a hopper assembly for mounting on a vehicle bed. The hopper assembly has a rear leg for mounting on a rear end wall of the vehicle bed and a side leg for mounting on a sidewall of the vehicle bed. The hopper legs intersect at a corner which can be mounted adjacent to a rear corner of a vehicle bed. The hopper assembly includes an interior with a lowest point in the hopper assembly corner. A conveyor assembly includes a proximate end received in the hopper side leg and extending to the hopper corner. The conveyor assembly can be adjustably mounted on the vehicle bed sidewall for discharging material to various locations alongside the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1992
    Inventor: Verle Humphrey
  • Patent number: 4981272
    Abstract: A fuel delivery system for refuelling airplanes comprising a delivery station mounted on an airplane refuelling tank-vehicle and movable from a rest position wherein it is completely received within a suitable, practically inaccessible housing formed on the tank to an operative position wherein it is completely outside the housing and perfectly accessible to the operator who is carrying out the refuelling, operation; the supporting frame of the system, which is of a simple and solid construction is controlled to move from the one position to the other preferably through hydraulic mechanical means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 1, 1991
    Inventor: Gaetano Cutore
  • Patent number: 4911339
    Abstract: A liquid dispensing apparatus, suitable for mounting on a bicycle safely provides the rider of the bicycle a way to refresh himself without having to stop and dismount the bicycle. In a preferred embodiment, the apparatus generally includes a cylindrical housing containing a supply of liquid. The liquid is dispensed through an unrestricted length of flexible tubing, leading from the housing to a nozzle which is disposed on the handle bars of the bicycle. A pleated bellows is disposed at the bottom of the housing and forms a chamber for holding compressed air. Each inward stroke of the bellows forces air into the chamber so as to hold the contents under pressure. Adjacent the nozzle, and integrally connected thereto is a hand operated valve which, in its normal state is closed. Depressing the valve forces the liquid out of the container, through the tubing and nozzle, to the rider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 27, 1990
    Inventor: John J. Cushing
  • Patent number: 4865227
    Abstract: A material dispensing apparatus in combination with a tipping body, such as a tipping truck, the body of which is tiltable between a horizontal position and an inclined position includes at least one removable module mounted on the tipping body and provided with two passages. The tipping body includes a container filled with a material and divided into two storage regions communicating with the two passages, respectively, of the container. The module also includes a storage tank and two screw conveyors located at the ends of the passages to convey the material in the passages to respective outlets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 12, 1989
    Inventor: Anthony L. Stephens