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1. EP2450307 - Plastic beer keg

Office European Patent Office
Application Number 11188502
Application Date 09.11.2011
Publication Number 2450307
Publication Date 09.05.2012
Publication Kind B1
IPC
B67D 1/08
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 77/04
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
B67D 1/12
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
12Flow- or pressure-control devices or systems
CPC
B67D 1/125
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
12Flow or pressure control devices or systems ; , e.g. valves, gas pressure control, level control in storage containers
125Safety means, e.g. over-pressure valves
B65D 1/20
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
1Containers having bodies formed in one piece, e.g. by casting metallic material, by moulding plastics, by blowing vitreous material, by throwing ceramic material, by moulding pulped fibrous material, by deep-drawing operations performed on sheet material
12Cans, casks, barrels, or drums
20characterised by location or arrangement of filling or discharge apertures
B65D 11/08
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
11Containers having bodies formed by interconnecting or uniting two or more rigid, or substantially rigid, components made wholly or mainly of plastics material
02of curved cross-section
06Drums or barrels
08Arrangements of filling or discharging apertures
B65D 39/086
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
39Closures arranged within necks or pouring openings or in discharge apertures, e.g. stoppers
08Threaded or like closure members secured by rotation; Bushes therefor
082Bung-rings and bungs for bung-holes
086Separated bung-rings made by several elements
B65D 51/16
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
51Closures not otherwise provided for
16with means for venting air or gas
B67D 1/0804
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
0804Shape or materials
Applicants REHRIG PACIFIC CO
Inventors WILLIAM APPS
HABSE WAYNE
Designated States
Priority Data 41178710 09.11.2010 US
Title
(DE) Kunststoffbierfass
(EN) Plastic beer keg
(FR) Fût de bière en plastique
Abstract
(EN)
A plastic keg includes a liner including a neck portion and a body portion. A lid having an opening is disposed at least partially over the liner. A retainer is secured to the neck portion of the liner and aligned with the opening in the lid, the retainer including external threads. A locking ring having internal threads is secured to the external threads of the retainer. The internal threads of the locking ring and the external threads of the retainer include a ratcheting mechanism permitting attachment of the locking ring to the retainer and inhibiting removal of the locking ring from the retainer, the locking ring contacting the lid. A beer keg valve assembly includes a port having a head portion having a convex upper surface and at least one leg extending downwardly from a lower surface. The leg includes a stop surface projecting radially outward further than the head portion. A piston defines an opening. A spring biases the port against a periphery of the opening defined by the piston to seal the convex upper surface of the head portion over the opening.