With Receptacle Accommodating Feature Patents (Class 251/156)
  • Patent number: 10051989
    Abstract: A roasted plant extraction apparatus is provided which is capable of selectively reducing excessive bitterness in an extract liquid obtained by water extraction from a roasted plant raw material while preserving desirable flavor ingredients and body. A beverage extraction apparatus includes a granule containing part containing granules for extraction of a beverage, first pouring device for pouring an extraction solvent into the granule containing part from a first direction, and collecting device for collecting a coffee extract liquid extracted by device of the extraction solvent at the side of layers of the coffee granules corresponding to the first direction. The granule containing part is provided with a detachable restraining member for placing the granules for extraction of a beverage in a substantially sealed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Nakao, Yoshiaki Yokoo, Makoto Nakajima, Hiroaki Shimizu, Hiroki Furuta, Morio Mitsuhashi, Kitaro Oka, Chiseko Sakuma
  • Patent number: 9332875
    Abstract: A coffee maker comprises a filter basket assembly that enables two coffee dispensing modes. The assembly comprises a filter basket, an actuator that cooperates with a carafe and a motor driven valve. The actuator stops coffee from dispensing when the carafe is removed, but can be defeated by the user to dispense into a cup or mug when the carafe is absent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Breville Pty Limited
    Inventors: Gerard Andrew White, Daniel Serra
  • Publication number: 20120204998
    Abstract: A coupler assembly (6) for use in the transfer of powdered material from a container such as a bag or bottle comprises an active valve assembly (8) having an active valve and docking part and a passive valve assembly (7) which comprises a passive valve and a complimentary docking part, the two docking parts enabling the two assemblies to be secured together such that both the passive valve and active valve can be opened to provide a passage for powder through both valves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventors: Michael Ronald Brimson, Stephen Thomas McAleavy
  • Patent number: 7644741
    Abstract: A glass filler defines a main body having a lower surface. An inlet and outlet are each defined in the lower surface of the main body. An outlet chamber is defined in the main body and contains an outlet valve, which includes an outlet valve housing defining a castellated edge. The outlet valve includes a cylindrical sleeve that defines an inner surface that is crenellated and configured to receive an implement that can be inserted and used by the operator to rotate the cylindrical sleeve in a manner that controls the amount of liquid exiting the outlet of the glass filler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2010
    Assignee: T & S Brass and Bronze Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason R. Moldthan, Mark V. Weaver, Luke Edward Langner
  • Publication number: 20040061089
    Abstract: A adapter provides for connection of a pressure relief mechanism to a connection fitting portion of a quick connect fitting through a mating connection fitting portion and provides for movement of the pressure relief mechanism against a check valve in a hydraulic fluid conduit through a screw thread connection to the adapter. When the check valve is thus opened fluid flow is provided substantially axially through the pressure relief mechanism, thereby reducing the likelihood of disengagement of respective portions of the quick connect fitting when hydraulic fluid is present. Collection of hydraulic fluid in a vessel connected to the pressure relief mechanism is provided to allow recycling of the fluid and to prevent release of the fluid into the environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2002
    Publication date: April 1, 2004
    Inventor: Robert A. Payne
  • Patent number: 6152195
    Abstract: A container filling machine and removable valve assembly having a liquid retention bowl and at least one filler valve assembly depending therefrom, the bowl having at least one bottom opening, a periphery around the opening, and a shoulder at the periphery, the filler valve assembly extending through the opening and including an upwardly protruding vent tube in the bowl, a valve retention clip on the vent tube and having at least one abutment within the bowl aligned with the shoulder to be engageable with the shoulder to prevent unwanted valve removal from the bowl, the retention clip being accessible from outside the bowl and having sufficient resilient flexibility to move the at least one abutment away from the shoulder for release of the filler valve assembly from the bowl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2000
    Assignee: Fogg Filler Company
    Inventor: Jeffrey M. Persenaire
  • Patent number: 5795475
    Abstract: Coupler/diverter has housing with an aerator at the bottom and an inner barrel having rotary valving stem serving to distribute supply water, brine and overflow from RO filter. Depending on the setting, the stem permits flow through the housing to issue in the usual aerated stream. At this setting it also shuts off all other flow for decoupling. In diverting setting it sends supply to filter, shuttles return brine flush to the outside of the housing and lets reservoir overflow pass through the aerator. In a working setting the stem also can control volume of brine return to a varying degree to optimize the operation of the RO filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1998
    Assignee: Neoperl, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick L. Luedke, Ryan K. Hur, Dirk Yoshida
  • Patent number: 5000207
    Abstract: Apparatus suitable for processing semiconductor slices, comprises a tank (1) for receiving a jig carrying semiconductor slices, a first supply line (2) for supplying a processing liquid to the tank (1), a supply valve (3) for controlling liquid supply through the first supply line (2), the supply valve (3) being operable in response to changes in fluid pressure at a control port (4) of the supply valve (3) and a second supply line (5) for supplying fluid to the control port (4) to control operation of the supply valve (3). The second supply line (5) communicates with an inlet (8) of the tank (1) via a control valve (7) which is operable in response to changes within the tank to control the fluid pressure at the control port (4) and so control operation of the supply valve (3).In the arrangement shown in FIG. 1, a valve member (7a) of the valve (7) is carried by a platform (9) pivotally mounted within the tank (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 19, 1991
    Assignee: U.S. Philips Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph B. Titterington, William Ardern
  • Patent number: 4856995
    Abstract: A nursing bottle includes a pair of reservoirs which are selectively coupleable to a single nipple. The bottle includes a hollow body, an intermediate ring having a valve disk with two apertures and a nipple carrier having a valve plate with a single aperture. The nipple carrier is mounted over the intermediate ring and rotates to selectively connect the valve plate aperture with either of the valve disk apertures. A separate sack or flexible bag type liquid reservor is connected to each of the valve disk apertures. A conventional bag reservoir may optionally be fitted in the hollow body with the nipple carrier then being engaged directly over the body. In an alternate embodiment, the body may comprise a rigid walled bottle with a longitudinal partition forming two reservoirs. The nipple carrier and valve plate are engaged over the rigid walled bottle and are rotated to register the valve plate aperture with either reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 15, 1989
    Inventor: Eugene Wagner
  • Patent number: 4700756
    Abstract: A container filling machine is provided with easily demountable nozzles or valves capable of being clamped in position in openings through which fluid product passes from the reservoir to containers. Clamping assemblies, pivotable into engagement with flanges on the nozzles, are fixed to the machine between the nozzles and a single assembly either clamps two of the nozzles in operating position or frees them for removal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1986
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1987
    Assignee: Elmar Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Everett S. Minard
  • Patent number: 4467707
    Abstract: A domestic coffee maker has a water reservoir and a water heater housed in the casing, and tubes for feeding water from the reservoir to the heater, and for feeding hot water to a discharge spout. The spout is arranged above a filter for holding ground coffee in a filter cone, and at the bottom of the filter there is an outflow aperture. A coffee jug is arranged to be supported on the casing to receive coffee flowing from the outflow aperture. A closure valve is provided for the outflow aperture and comprises a stopper carried on a pivotally mounted arm. The arm is displaceable by an opening lever mounted to be movable relative to the casing upon the removal from and positioning of the jug on the casing. When the jug is removed the opening lever displaces the arm such that the outflow aperture is closed by the jug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1983
    Date of Patent: August 28, 1984
    Assignee: Moulinex, Societe Anonyme
    Inventor: Jacques H. J. Amiot
  • Patent number: 4357972
    Abstract: A water glass filler allows single-handed operation for either flow-on-demand or continuous flow operation. Manual actuation of a control button, using the same hand which concurrently holds the glass against a swing arm, changes on-demand flow into continuous flow. Continuous flow terminates on further actuation and release of the swing arm. Actuation of the control button drives a spring-loaded latch into a socket in the swing arm, and the water valve spring maintains this condition until the control button latch is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 1980
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1982
    Assignee: Standard-Keil Hardware Manufacturing Company, a Division of Buildex Incorporated
    Inventor: Joseph N. Villa