Global patent index - EP 1060122 A4

EP 1060122 A4 2001-02-07 - LIQUOR DISPENSING APPARATUS

Title (en)

LIQUOR DISPENSING APPARATUS

Title (de)

ABGABEVORRICHTUNG FÜR ALKOHOL ENTHALTENDE GETRÄNKE

Title (fr)

APPAREIL DISTRIBUTEUR POUR ALCOOLS FORTS

Publication

EP 1060122 A4 (EN)

Application

EP 97943674 A

Priority

  • AU 9700693 W
  • AU PO296896 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9816459A1] A liquor dispensing apparatus for accurately dispensing a standard volume of liquor, such as spirit. The apparatus includes a metering reservoir (12) having an air inlet (14), a liquor inlet (16) and a liquor outlet (18). A plurality of level sensors (22, 24, 26 and 28) are provided in a side wall of reservoir (12) for sensing the level of liquor remaining in a chamber (20) of the reservoir. Compressed air which enters chamber (20) via air inlet (14) is used to discharge liquor from the reservoir (12) through liquor outlet (18). A controller (30) controls the discharge of liquor from chamber (20) and the refilling of chamber (20) in response to sensing signals from the level sensors (22, 24, 26 and 28). Solenoid valves (32, 52 and 56) control the flow of compressed air and liquor into/from reservoir (12) under the control of controller (30). Advantages include few moving parts, low maintenance and low manufacturing costs.

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

B67D 5/30; B65D 5/14; B67C 3/20; B67D 1/00; B67D 1/04; B67D 1/12; B67D 5/10; B67D 5/54; G01F 11/28

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B67D 1/00 (2006.01); B67D 1/04 (2006.01); B67D 1/12 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B67D 1/1247 (2013.01); B67D 1/0007 (2013.01); B67D 1/04 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

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 9816459 A1 19980423; AU PO296896 D0 19961107; EP 1060122 A1 20001220; EP 1060122 A4 20010207

INPADOC legal status

2003-10-08 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Ref Legal Event Code: 18D

- Effective date: 20030220

2002-09-25 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17Q

- Effective date: 20020809

2001-02-07 [A4] SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Ref Legal Event Code: A4

- Effective date: 20001229

2001-02-07 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Ref Legal Event Code: AK

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

2001-02-07 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- Ref Legal Event Code: RIC1

- Free Format Text: 7B 67D 5/30 A, 7B 67D 5/54 B, 7B 67D 5/10 B, 7B 65D 5/14 B, 7B 67C 3/20 B, 7B 67D 1/00 B, 7B 67D 1/04 B, 7B 67D 1/12 B, 7G 01F 11/28 B

2000-12-20 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17P

- Effective date: 20000515

2000-12-20 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Ref Legal Event Code: AK

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