Global Patent Index - EP 2025640 A1

EP 2025640 A1 2009-02-18 - Cooling device for a beverage keg

Title (en)

Cooling device for a beverage keg

Title (de)

Kühlvorrichtung für einen Getränkefass

Title (fr)

Dispositif de refroidissement pour un fût de boisson

Publication

EP 2025640 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 07388058 A

Priority

EP 07388058 A

Abstract (en)

The present invenlion relates to a cooling device (10) for containing a collapsible beverage keg (12) to be cooled to a temperature of e.g. 5°-7° C. The cooling device comprises a thermally insulating container (14) comprising a housing having a base portion (18) from which an outer wall (20) extends upwardly defining an upper open end (20) and a movable lid (22) which provides access to the interior of the container when the lid is open and a waterproof sealing off of the container when the lid is closed. The container further defines a specific inner volume when the lid is closed. The keg is supported by the base portion and defines in a fiIIed and non-collapsed state a specific beverage volume. A connector (24) is mounted to the container for connection to an external water hose (25) for receiving and introduclng tap water into the interior of the container. A residual volume for receiving ice as a cooling medium is defined as the difference between the specific inner volume and the specific beverage volume, the residual volume constituting preferably 17,6% of the specific inner volume. The beverage container communicates with an external tapping cock (26) for supply of a beverage from the collapsible beverage keg, the tap water being provided through the external water hose.

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B67D 1/00 (2006.01); B67D 1/08 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B67D 1/0857 (2013.01); B67D 1/0001 (2013.01); B67D 2001/0828 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MT NL PL PT RO SE SI SK TR

Designated extension state (EPC)

AL BA HR MK RS

EPO simple patent family

EP 2025640 A1 20090218; EP 2036853 A1 20090318

INPADOC legal status


2010-02-24 [18D] APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20090819

2009-12-03 [REG DE 8566] DESIGNATED COUNTRY DE NOT LONGER VALID

2009-10-21 [AKX] PAYMENT OF DESIGNATION FEES

2009-02-18 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MT NL PL PT RO SE SI SK TR

2009-02-18 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO:

- Countries: AL BA HR MK RS