Global Patent Index - EP 1034109 A1

EP 1034109 A1 2000-09-13 - AUTOMATIC FLUID CONTAINER REFILL DEVICE

Title (en)

AUTOMATIC FLUID CONTAINER REFILL DEVICE

Title (de)

VORRICHTUNG ZUM AUTOMATISCHEN NACHFÜLLEN VON FLÜSSIGKEITSBEHÄLTERN

Title (fr)

DISPOSITIF DE REAPPROVISIONNEMENT AUTOMATIQUE POUR RECIPIENT A FLUIDE

Publication

EP 1034109 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 97948120 A

Priority

US 9719237 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9921761A1] An automatic fluid container (10) refill device. Pressure container (12) is charged with a pressurizing gas and fluid. A hydraulic cylinder (26) with an interior volume and having piston (30) located therein with an attached drive shaft (32) that extends out of the hydraulic cylinder (26) is provided. Drive shaft (32) has gear rack (40) located thereon. Hydraulic cylinder (26) has hydraulic fluid inlets (28, 36) provided at first and second ends thereof. Fluid conduit (24) connects between pressure container (12) and first hydraulic fluid inlet (28). A valve (44) has a fluid inlet (46) and outlet (48). Geared sprocket (42) is mounted on valve (44) and is operable for opening and closing valve (44). Gear rack (40) on drive shaft (32) is engaged with and operates geared sprocket (42). Fluid supply pipe (50) is connected to fluid inlet (46) and carries fluid from a source of fluid through valve (44). Fluid junction (38) is in fluid communication with fluid outlet (48) of valve (44). Second fluid tube (34) connects fluid junction (38) and a second hydraulic fluid inlet (36). Fluid fill tube (56) connects fluid junction (38) to a fluid container (58) to be filled.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

B65B 3/10

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B67D 7/64 (2010.01); B67D 7/32 (2010.01); B67D 7/48 (2010.01); F17C 5/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

F17C 5/00 (2013.01); F17C 2201/0109 (2013.01); F17C 2201/0119 (2013.01); F17C 2205/0323 (2013.01); F17C 2205/0364 (2013.01); F17C 2205/037 (2013.01); F17C 2221/014 (2013.01); F17C 2221/015 (2013.01); F17C 2227/04 (2013.01); F17C 2250/043 (2013.01); F17C 2250/0636 (2013.01); F17C 2250/075 (2013.01); F17C 2270/0168 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9921761 A1 19990506; AU 5425398 A 19990517; AU 726889 B2 20001123; CA 2308061 A1 19990506; EP 1034109 A1 20000913; EP 1034109 A4 20020320; JP 2001520964 A 20011106

INPADOC legal status


2003-11-26 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20030503

2003-05-28 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20030414

2002-03-20 [A4] SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 20020204

2002-03-20 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A4

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

2002-03-20 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- Free text: 7B 67D 5/02 A, 7F 17C 5/00 B, 7G 05D 16/10 B

2000-09-13 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000529

2000-09-13 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE