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.
Abstract: A liquid delivery system for supplying liquid from a portable container to a destination and removing vapor from the destination comprises a portable container, an elongate flexible liquid delivery hose, and an elongate flexible vapor recovery hose. The liquid delivery hose receives liquid from the portable container, and delivers the received liquid to a remote destination. The vapor recovery hose receives vapor from the remote destination, and delivers the received vapor to the substantially hollow interior of the portable container. The liquid delivery hose and the vapor recovery hose permit the movement of the liquid outlet of the liquid delivery hose to more than one selected remote destination while the container remains substantially stationary. Reduced air pressure in the portable container resulting from the removal of the liquid therefrom, causes vapor to be suctioned via the vapor recovery hose into the portable container.
Abstract: A portable fuel dispensing system comprises a fuel pump assembly, a conduit, and a fuel tank cap assembly. The dual line conduit permits vapor in an external fuel tank to be evacuated via a vapor line in the conduit and collected in the reservoir of the portable fuel container. The conduit and the fuel tank cap assembly comprise mating couplers having valves biased closed when disconnected from the mating coupler. In use, the fuel tank cap assembly is threaded to the external fuel tank, and the conduit coupler is connected to the cap coupler, forming a fluid-tight connection between the conduit and the fuel tank cap assembly. Thereafter, the external fuel tank is replenished by manipulating the pump assembly. The pump assembly further comprises release valves disposed in the pump body assembly to alleviate pressure differences between the reservoir of the portable fuel container and the external ambient pressure.
Abstract: A reciprocating piston liquid pump and piston driver mechanism includes a reciprocating piston liquid pump having a piston chamber and a piston reciprocating in the piston chamber from an unactuated position to an actuated position, with movement of the piston from the unactuated position to the actuated position causing the advancement of product. The piston driver mechanism includes a first driver member having an axis and a sloped circumferential surface extending along its axis, and a second driver member having an axis and a sloped circumferential surface extending along its axis. The first and second driver members are aligned along their axes and mate at an unactuated position along at least a portion of their sloped circumferential surfaces. Rotation of one of the driver members about its axis relative to the other of the driver members causes the second driver member to advance away from the first driver member toward an actuated position.
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.
August 3, 2010
April 28, 2011
PORTEC RAIL PRODUCTS, INC.
Matthew Jason Baker, Charles Henry Schnorr, III, Ward T. Powell, W. Thomas Urmson, JR.
Abstract: A spout cover for a spout having an outlet end includes a first member, having a deflector, mounted to a second member having a liquid soap reservoir and a dispenser for dispensing liquid soap from the liquid soap reservoir toward the deflector. A receiving area is defined between the first and second members for receiving the spout. The first member is movable relative to the second member between a first position permitting the spout to be received in the receiving area and a second position locating the deflector underneath the outlet end of the spout and preventing withdrawal of the spout from the receiving area.
Abstract: A piston pump for dispensing foam by simultaneously dispensing air and liquid through a foam generator and in which air to be dispensed is drawn into a chamber from which it is to be dispensed, at least in part, through an air inlet passageway which is different than a flow path out which foam is dispensed. A lost link valve arrangement provides for relative motion to open the air inlet passageway when air is drawn into the chamber and to close the air inlet passageway when air is forced out of the chamber to a dispensing outlet. Preferably, the lost link valve arrangement is provided by a piston carrying an actuator member coaxially slidable thereon to selectively open and close the air inlet passageway.
Abstract: A wheeled herbicide and/or pesticide carrier incorporates a non-motorized, three wheeled cart including a frame defining a basket for receiving tanks containing a fluid solution. An air compressor and battery are also supported on the cart. A nozzle communicates with the tanks for dispensing the solution. A control panel is mounted on the cart's handle to permit a user to select which tank is to be utilized and the rate for spraying. A second embodiment of the invention is designed to support four tanks thereon.
Abstract: A portable kit for transporting and dispensing liquid concentrates for beverage mixing includes receptacles for liquid concentrate containers has locking mechanisms for sealing the containers while not in use, as well as, a removable drip tray with a removable grate.
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.
June 13, 2002
Date of Patent:
November 18, 2003
Eugene T. Williams, Claudia L. Williams, Blair Sutton
Abstract: A liquid delivery system for a marine vessel or a road vehicle is provided which comprises a flexible bladder for housing a liquid, a portable pump, a protective housing for the pump, a pump switch and conduits for connecting the bladder, the pump and a container for liquid or the vessel or vehicle.
Abstract: An apparatus for delivering a fine spray mist for evaporatively or conductively cooling a localized area. The apparatus consists of a pressurizable container, a valve for activating the release of fluid from the container, a spray nozzle or a plurality of spray nozzles coupled to the valve, a pump for pressurizing the container, a belt for securing the device to a person, and a clip for attaching the mist nozzle in such a fashion that it directs the flow of mist in a bands free manner.
Abstract: A utility wagon or toy version thereof for containing a source of dispensable liquid and having a pump mounted in the wagon for pressurizing the source of liquid by actuating a reciprocally movable handle, and a wand connected to the source of liquid for selectively dispensing the liquid under pressure.
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.
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.
Abstract: The beverage and condiment dispensing server is disclosed. The server consists of a support framework having a base, a cup supporting surface and sidewalls extending generally vertically therebetween. The double-wide server's base is dimensioned to receive thereon two, laterally positioned, frusto-conically tapered beverage containers, each having a manually operable spigot near its top for dispensing a beverage into a cup, and further being dimensioned to receive two, laterally positioned, removable trays for receiving and organizing condiments and the like. The sidewalls of the framework form a through opening extending from the front of the framework to the rear of the framework, providing access to the condiment trays to remove their contents and to remove and install the trays themselves, and providing a rear access for installing and removing the containers.
Abstract: A garden roller capable of storing and dispensing a large volume of liquid without immobilizing the roller, includes a hollow drum, preferably made of plastic and having a handle pivotally connected thereto for rolling the drum. A flexible conduit passes outwardly from the interior of the drum through a flow aperture in an end wall of the drum and a seal is provided to prevent escape of liquid through the aperture. Liquid can be dispensed through the conduit via a pump connected to the conduit outside the drum or by pressurizing the interior of the drum. The flexible conduit is weighted at its open end such that it remains adjacent the bottom of the drum enabling the entire contents therein to be dispensed.