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1. WO2011006212 - BEVERAGE DISPENSING APPARATUS

Publication Number WO/2011/006212
Publication Date 20.01.2011
International Application No. PCT/AU2010/000911
International Filing Date 16.07.2010
IPC
B67D 1/04 2006.01
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
67OPENING OR CLOSING BOTTLES, JARS OR SIMILAR CONTAINERS; LIQUID HANDLING
DDISPENSING, DELIVERING, OR TRANSFERRING LIQUIDS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
1Apparatus or devices for dispensing beverages on draught
04Apparatus utilising compressed air or other gas acting directly or indirectly on beverages in storage containers
B67C 3/30 2006.01
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
67OPENING OR CLOSING BOTTLES, JARS OR SIMILAR CONTAINERS; LIQUID HANDLING
CFILLING WITH LIQUIDS OR SEMILIQUIDS, OR EMPTYING, OF BOTTLES, JARS, CANS, CASKS, BARRELS, OR SIMILAR CONTAINERS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; FUNNELS
3Bottling liquids or semiliquids; Filling jars or cans with liquids or semiliquids using bottling or like apparatus; Filling casks or barrels with liquids or semiliquids
30Filling of barrels or casks
B67D 1/08 2006.01
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
67OPENING OR CLOSING BOTTLES, JARS OR SIMILAR CONTAINERS; LIQUID HANDLING
DDISPENSING, DELIVERING, OR TRANSFERRING LIQUIDS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
1Apparatus or devices for dispensing beverages on draught
08Details
B65D 77/06 2006.01
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
DCONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES
77Packages formed by enclosing articles or materials in preformed containers, e.g. boxes, cartons, sacks or bags
04Articles or materials enclosed in two or more containers disposed one within another
06Liquids or semiliquids enclosed in flexible containers disposed within rigid containers
B67C 9/00 2006.01
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
67OPENING OR CLOSING BOTTLES, JARS OR SIMILAR CONTAINERS; LIQUID HANDLING
CFILLING WITH LIQUIDS OR SEMILIQUIDS, OR EMPTYING, OF BOTTLES, JARS, CANS, CASKS, BARRELS, OR SIMILAR CONTAINERS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; FUNNELS
9Emptying bottles, jars, cans, casks, barrels, or similar containers, not otherwise provided for
CPC
B67D 1/0462
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
67OPENING, CLOSING ; OR CLEANING; BOTTLES, JARS OR SIMILAR CONTAINERS; LIQUID HANDLING
DDISPENSING, DELIVERING OR TRANSFERRING LIQUIDS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
1Apparatus or devices for dispensing beverages on draught
04Apparatus utilising compressed air or other gas acting directly or indirectly on beverages in storage containers
0462Squeezing collapsible or flexible beverage containers, e.g. bag-in-box containers
B67D 1/0831
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
67OPENING, CLOSING ; OR CLEANING; BOTTLES, JARS OR SIMILAR CONTAINERS; LIQUID HANDLING
DDISPENSING, DELIVERING OR TRANSFERRING LIQUIDS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
1Apparatus or devices for dispensing beverages on draught
08Details
0829Keg connection means
0831combined with valves
B67D 2001/0828
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
67OPENING, CLOSING ; OR CLEANING; BOTTLES, JARS OR SIMILAR CONTAINERS; LIQUID HANDLING
DDISPENSING, DELIVERING OR TRANSFERRING LIQUIDS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
1Apparatus or devices for dispensing beverages on draught
08Details
0801of beverage containers, e.g. casks, kegs
0827Bags in box
0828in pressurised housing
Applicants
  • COOPERS BREWERY LIMITED [AU]/[AU] (AllExceptUS)
  • BURGE, Paul Andrew [AU]/[AU] (UsOnly)
  • WALLACE, Allan K. [AU]/[AU] (UsOnly)
  • HARRIS, Scott [AU]/[AU] (UsOnly)
Inventors
  • BURGE, Paul Andrew
  • WALLACE, Allan K.
  • HARRIS, Scott
Agents
  • MADDERNS PATENT AND TRADE MARK ATTORNEYS
Priority Data
200990332516.07.2009AU
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) BEVERAGE DISPENSING APPARATUS
(FR) APPAREIL DE DISTRIBUTION DE BOISSON
Abstract
(EN)
The present invention relates to a refillable keg assembly for use in dispensing beverages, in particular beer. The keg assembly comprises an outer shell, and a collapsible container for holding the beverage, positionable within the outer shell. A sealed cavity is defined between the outer shell and the collapsible container. A beverage outlet from the collapsible container enables beer to be dispensed from the keg assembly, and a gas valve allows gas to enter the cavity. The pressure in the container is maintained above atmospheric pressure, and when dispensing the beverage, pressure in the cavity collapses the collapsible container and forces the beverage out through the beverage outlet. A gas compressor is connected to the gas valve, and is activated by a pressure switch to maintain the pressure within the cavity. To refill the keg assembly, the collapsible container can be replaced, and a new collapsible container filled whilst within the outer shell.
(FR)
La présente invention concerne un ensemble fût pouvant être rempli et qui est destiné à être utilisé pour distribuer des boissons, en particulier de la bière. L'ensemble fût comporte une enveloppe externe, et un contenant pliable pour contenir la boisson, pouvant être positionné à l'intérieur de l'enveloppe externe. Une cavité étanche est définie entre l'enveloppe externe et le contenant pliable. Une sortie de boisson du contenant pliable permet la distribution de la bière à partir de l'ensemble fût, et une soupape de gaz permet l'entrée de gaz dans la cavité. La pression dans le contenant est maintenue supérieure à la pression atmosphérique et, lors de la distribution de la boisson, la pression dans la cavité fait plier le contenant pliable et force la boisson à sortir à travers la sortie de boisson. Un compresseur de gaz, qui est relié à la soupape de gaz, est actionné par un commutateur de pression afin de maintenir la pression à l'intérieur la cavité. Pour remplir de nouveau l'ensemble fût, le contenant pliable peut être remplacé, et un nouveau contenant pliable peut être rempli pendant qu'il se trouve à l'intérieur de l'enveloppe externe.
Also published as
GB1201269.6
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