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1. US20130334253 - KEG CLOSURE WITH SAFETY MECHANISM

Office United States of America
Application Number 13883796
Application Date 09.11.2011
Publication Number 20130334253
Publication Date 19.12.2013
Publication Kind A1
IPC
B67B 1/00
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
67OPENING OR CLOSING BOTTLES, JARS OR SIMILAR CONTAINERS; LIQUID HANDLING
BAPPLYING CLOSURE MEMBERS TO BOTTLES, JARS, OR SIMILAR CONTAINERS; OPENING CLOSED CONTAINERS
1Closing bottles, jars, or similar containers by applying stoppers
B65D 83/00
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
83Containers or packages with special means for dispensing contents
CPC
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
Applicants Ahlström Karl-Johan
Petainer Lidkoping AB
Inventors Ahlström Karl-Johan
Priority Data 201018927 09.11.2010 GB
Title
(EN) KEG CLOSURE WITH SAFETY MECHANISM
Abstract
(EN)

A closure (100) for a keg (14) comprises a housing (160) and at least one valve element (210) that is movable with respect to the housing. The closure also comprises a lock mechanism having a locking element (215) that is movable with respect to the housing and is capable of holding the valve element (210) in the open state. The lock mechanism includes first and second couplings (503, 505) at which the locking element (215) and the valve element are mutually engageable. When the locking element and the valve element are engaged at the first coupling, the locking element moves with the valve element as the valve element moves from the open state into the closed state. This movement of the locking element enables engagement between the locking element and the valve element at the second coupling (503), which engagement at the second coupling occurring on subsequent movement of the valve element into the open state to prevent the valve element returning to the closed state.