Global Patent Index - EP 1042215 A1

EP 1042215 A1 2000-10-11 - BEER KEG AND VALVE FITTING

Title (en)

BEER KEG AND VALVE FITTING

Title (de)

BIERFASS UND VENTILAPPARATUR

Title (fr)

FUT DE BIERE ET ELEMENT RAPPORTE A CLAPET

Publication

EP 1042215 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98952989 A

Priority

  • GB 9724225 A
  • IB 9801880 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: GB2331295A] A valve fitting F for a beer keg B includes an integral housing 10 with an aperture A defining a valve seat, a valve with a seal 24 and valve biasing means 20. The fitting may have a fluid diversion plate 16 to divert incoming fluid laterally. The fitting may have a central tube 28 which is located in the housing using a lug 42 and slot or keyway arrangement. The central tube may have three pairs of lugs (40,42, fig 7) which cooperate with slots (38, fig 5) in plate 16 when fitting the tube, and which are then rotated into alignment with supporting legs (18, fig 4) on the housing. The biasing means may be a spring with a locating projection 54 which fits into one of the slots and an alignment groove (44, fig 6) in the central tube. The width of the supporting legs may be less than a fifth of the housing circumference to maximise aperture space.

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

B67D 1/08

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B67D 1/08 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B67D 1/0829 (2013.01); B67D 1/0802 (2013.01); B67D 1/0832 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

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

EPO simple patent family

GB 2331295 A 19990519; GB 2331295 B 20020515; GB 9824833 D0 19990106; AT 292089 T 20050415; AU 1050399 A 19990607; DE 69829585 D1 20050504; DE 69829585 T2 20060202; DK 1042215 T3 20050808; EP 1042215 A1 20001011; EP 1042215 A4 20010425; EP 1042215 B1 20050330; EP 1477456 A2 20041117; EP 1477456 A3 20050330; ES 2244093 T3 20051201; GB 9724225 D0 19980114; WO 9925643 A1 19990527

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