Global Patent Index - EP 2812275 B1

EP 2812275 B1 2017-10-18 - DEVICE, NOZZLE, CONTAINER AND METHOD FOR LIQUID FLOW CONTROL

Title (en)

DEVICE, NOZZLE, CONTAINER AND METHOD FOR LIQUID FLOW CONTROL

Title (de)

VORRICHTUNG, HALSANSATZ, BEHÄLTER UND VERFAHREN ZUM REGELN DER FLÜSSIGKEITSSTRÖMUNG

Title (fr)

APPAREIL, BEC VERSEUR, CONTENEUR ET MÉTHODE POUR RÉGLER LE DÉBIT DU LIQUIDE

Publication

EP 2812275 B1 (EN)

Application

EP 13705535 A

Priority

  • GB 201202026 A
  • GB 2013050270 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: GB2499047A] A flow control device 10 for dispensing liquid from a liquid-tightly sealable container into a second container to a predetermined level. The device comprises a liquid flow channel 14 having an inlet end 34 and an outlet end 36; a fluid flow channel 16 independent of the liquid flow channel 14 and having an inlet end 38 and an outlet end 40; and a flow control element 18 by which flow is substantially prevented from exiting the outlet end of the liquid flow channel 14. The flow control element 18 is a substantially stationary slotted element 18 having a plurality of elongate slots (42, Fig.1b) forming liquid flow apertures (44, fig.1b) therethrough. The slots 42 have longitudinal extents which extend across a flow path of the liquid flow channel 14, and the elongate slots 42 are dimensioned to substantially halt liquid flow along the channel 14 when it is tilted to a flow condition and the fluid flow channel 16 becomes at least in part filled with liquid. Flow in the channel 14 remains halted or substantially halted until the channel 14 is righted to an at rest condition.

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B67D 7/00 (2010.01); A62C 4/00 (2006.01); B65D 25/38 (2006.01); B65D 25/42 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B67D 7/005 (2013.01)

Citation (examination)

None

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR

EPO simple patent family

GB 201202026 D0 20120321; GB 2499047 A 20130807; GB 2499047 B 20170927; EP 2812275 A1 20141217; EP 2812275 B1 20171018; WO 2013117921 A1 20130815

INPADOC legal status


2017-11-23 [REG DE R096] DPMA PUBLICATION OF MENTIONED EP PATENT GRANT

- Document: DE 602013028056

2017-11-15 [REG AT REF] REFERENCE TO AT NUMBER (EP PATENT ENTERS AUSTRIAN NATIONAL PHASE)

- Document: AT 937754 T

- Effective date: 20171115

2017-10-31 [REG CH EP] ENTRY IN THE NATIONAL PHASE

2017-10-18 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: B1

- Designated State(s): AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR

2017-10-18 [RBV] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES (CORRECTION):

- Designated State(s): AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR

2017-06-21 [INTG] ANNOUNCEMENT OF INTENTION TO GRANT

- Effective date: 20170523

2017-02-08 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20170105

2015-05-13 [DAX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT (TO ANY COUNTRY) DELETED

2014-12-17 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20140729

2014-12-17 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR

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