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Publication numberUS1675741 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 3, 1928
Filing dateOct 17, 1924
Priority dateOct 17, 1924
Publication numberUS 1675741 A, US 1675741A, US-A-1675741, US1675741 A, US1675741A
InventorsWaring Olaf I
Original AssigneeWaring Olaf I
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Filling machine
US 1675741 A
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July 3, 192g. 1,675,741

o. l. wARlNG FILLING` MACHINE Filed Oct. 17, 1924 5 Sheets--SheeI l mf WW? i ma, l ORNEY.

July 3, 1928. 1,675,741

O. l. WARING FILLING MACHINE Filed Oct. 17,' 1924 3 Sheets-Sheet 3 INVENTOR ORNEY Patented July 3, 1928.

UNITED STATES? 11i-@TENT overl-csf.

OLAF' I. WARINGHOEF: LONG ISLANZIDfCITY,- N-EW- YORK;

MACHLNE.

Application med october I?, 1924. serialv Ne '144,252

, openings, :1,co1i'espondi`n'g number offchain-a` bers or other separate n'i'cans forfdetel'min; ingvthe amounts of liqtiid or. other'ffluid'fdr discharge through the v.respective discharge' openings `and meanszcfi'ectingtli fillingpff A such determining means. ata stage while in.

communication with, the 'in zthe recepit'acle and' the discharge ol the fluid: through. the respective discharge openingsjofctlie r,e ceptacle at a stage when the determining;

i means is not inic'ommuni'c'ation withtliefliid Sil in the receptacle. i'

Pursuant t-o-one preferred form offmyvie: venti'on, the discharge openings are located. inrthe vbottom of the receptacle, theA deter-A mining means in the .formV of aseries of chambers respectively having openings ad-v jacent their bottoms, a set ot air vents're# spectively for suchv chambers for determin. ing-.the amounts of liquid or .other ffli'd re-, ceived through-said bottom openingsfduririg the filling stage and. manually'l operable, means for locatingsaid bottom openings in' communication with tlrerintei'orof the receptacle daring the lillingfgstage and fouet-i tecting register of said bottom openingsjvvi'tli" the discharge openings of the receptacle' duringithe -zlischarging stage. 1Suc'hfform ofl mj.' invention lizclex'ably includes a panlorj Collectingr-the drippings from the discharge openings and automatically.shifted out 'of operati re i'elal'ii'm withthe dischargingopcn'- ings duringthc discharging, stage and. into operative: rclalionwiththe discharging` openings during a non-discharging stage.

Other Forms. ot my invention-comprise a receptacle provided with a set of discharg-t ing, openinvs, a. block bored to provide recess-es serving Aas the determining chambers with or without suitable` ejectors for the respective chan'ibcrs, and manually` operative means for moving the block, out of register: with the dischargingoponings and into com, munication with the interior of, the receptacle during the filling stage, and: into register with the discharging,openings respectively and out of communication with.- the interior of the receptacle during the discharging stage. l

Dv the provision of an opening attlie bottoni of elzclrdetermining chamber for the en rygof the fiid therethroughstringa@ finingf stageand"itheprovision of'ibpenings in'.

the bottoml :of the tank :or :other receptacle With 'Whirh'A the ibottom. `openings of 'the i'Ir-i dividdal' tietermininghambers communicated'uring'the'dis'charging stage, j1 am enabled tremployydtermining chambers of: any 'desired'- height-'and thereb'ywattain a multiple fllihg'machine'of af Wide range of determined" iiidiv'idal amounts of-'fluid discharged from my multiple fllingmaehinex.'

L* Frther ifeaturesf andiiobjects vof 'tli iIiven-, tlon'will'be more 'fllundrstodffrom they P Ositibili v 1F igz '2 Is a ve caLsectional elevation' simi? position* at a stage` approaching the di'scharg-l ing, stageg, .i

Fig, Siisa sectional' elevationvon line Fig, 4 is an endt elevation'of 1;

Fig, 5'is a verticalsectional elevation"similar toFjg.Y 1,'.but showinga modification and on a somewhat 'red-liced scale.;

- Fig, 6 an.v endl-'elevation ofIF'g; .5, as viewedlifrom the left;

F ig, 'Z is centralfvertiical section of. a. further modification, ,showirigithe parts inll-l ing position;

`Fi, :1;..8 is a sectional elevation similarto Fig. 7,'but- .showing the parts in discharging position; and

Fig. 9fis a top'vplanwiew. of Fig. 7.",

Referring to the form of my invention shown, in Figs. 14 to 4, inclusive, of the drawings, .thetanklor other receptacle 1() mayA be .of anyformvand dimension asmay be desired,l and of "a,. materialv suitable for thefliquid` or other fliiiddesired to be discharged in measured quantity from the receptacle into the desired containers or the like.

In the drawings@ have indicated the containers desired to be filled with the liiid. 11 enclosed Within the receptacle. lO'as a..plu` ralityl of sets of vvesselsilQ removably carried on a suitable tray 13, arranged `tobe slidable along, suitable guides, 14,14; located below the receptacle 1'0', .thusaording the tray 13 .to .be moved along a. determined pathunder the receptacle 10' toposit'ion the respective sets of vessels 12 under the discharging openings. The successive trays may thus carry the desired number of sets of vessels 12, each'set corresponding to the number of discharge openings 15 of the receptacle 10 of the filling machine, and, accordingly, for a three compartment machine there may be provided`3, 6, 9, etcf'containers on each tray.v Preferably, each tray 13 is provided with a series of .notches 16, see Fig. 1, coacting with a positioning bolt 17, the-head 18 of which is arranged to entera depression 16. The head 18 is rounded to afford ready withdrawal of the head 18 upon manual or automatic displacement of the tray 13l along the guides 14, 14. The posi ,tioning bolt 17 is shown mounted in theA spaced brackets 19, 20, andbiased by a in any suitable manner.

of construction, each dlscharge openmglv coiled, expansive spring'v21. u

The receptacle 104 is suitably, mounted on legs 22, located at the corners of its bottom 23, and a base: 24 maybe p rovided to receive the lower ends ofthe legs 22. n

- The discharge openings 15 may be formed As one' example may comprise a pipe passingthrough a perforation 25, see Fig. 1, in the b aseA 23, the pipe extending interiorallyo the receptacle 10 to;be received within the opening 26- of a collar 27. By forming each collar 27 -ofthe same thickness, the levels -of the upper openings to the discharge pipes 15 are substantially in alignment, Y The collars 27 may be integral with one another asv by perforating a plate of suitablelengthA and thickness to provide for the openings 26 and other openings 28 disposedbetween the perforations 26 and the sidesof such plate 27 to afford communication between the de# termining chambers and the interior of the receptacle, as will appear more lfully here-l inafter. A

Upon the collars or perforated plate 27, is disposed the plate 30 provided with perforations 31 for receiving the open ends 32 of the chambers 33. The openings 34 ot the open ends 32 are spaced from one another in correspondence to the spacing of the openings of the. discharge pipes'15, whereby the openings 34 are brought into register with the discharge pipes 15 when the chambers 33 are moved to discharging position. The chambers 33 as shown in Fig. 1 are in {illing position whereat the opening 34 of each chamber is in communication through a clearance 28 with the interior` of the recepta'cle 10, therebv affording free passage of the liquid 11 in the container 10 through the openingsv 34 and into the interior of the chambers 33.

As one suitable means Jfor determining the quantity of liquid entering each chamber I provide an air vent tube 35 having a knurled head 36 mounted in the removable ing the bore 40 of the tube.

stopper 37 andpreferably through a removable gasket 38. It will be observed, assuming the liquid in the container 10 to be at any given height indicated at 39, see Fig. 1, that the liquid enters the respective eom partments 33 when in filling position to a height determined by the height of the bottom opening 40 of any tube 35 within its compartment 33 and the bore 41 of the tube 35 for a height corresponding approximately to the level 39, but does not enter the annular space 42 between the tube 35 and the walls of such compartment 33 substantially above. the bottom opening 40 of its tube 35. Accordingly, upon emptying each compartment 33 as described more fully hereinafter,- the amount of liquid discharged from any compartment corresponds to the setting of its tube 35 with respect to the position of its bottom opening 40 plus the amount of liquid of relatively small but fixed quantity enter- By employing tubes 35 of substantially the same internal borel for the respective compartments 33, the amount of liquid discharged by the respective compartments forlthe same setting ot determining tubes is substantially uniform. In general, the setting of the determining tube of any compartment controls the amount of liquid discharged from such compartment.

As indicated above, the several determining compartments may be mounted on a block 30, and in the form of the invention shown in Figs. 1 to 4, inclusive. such block 30 is mounted to be slidable Within the tank 10, to effect register of the openings of the several compartments with the discharge outlets of the tank When in discharging position and to effect communication of the openings ot the several determining compartments with the interior of the tank when in filling position.

As one means of effecting such relative movements of the mounting block 30, I provide the hand lever 45 pivotcd by a suitable pin 46 on the slide rod 47, passing through the gasket 48, positioned in the sealing collar 49 of the opening 50` in one side Wall of the tank 10. The opposite end 51 of the arm 47 is suitably and preferably pivotally connected at 52 to the lug 53 of the sliding block 30. Upon oscillating the hand lever 45 in the direction of the arrow 54, see Figs. 1 and 2, the slide block 30, as indicated in Fig. 2, is moved from the position shown in Fig. 1, towards the right, and when the slide block 30 is in its extreme right-hand position, each opening 34 of the respective compartments 33 is brought into register With a discharge opening 15 of the tank 10, to empty the contents of the respective compartments 33 into the corresponding vessels 12.

Preferably, I co-ordinate with the disuvam cha ngefopeningsswil apamuwfor' catching? the drip from; thef-disohange-'openin'gsuli effect-inve." atterztheldischarge: oitheffeentents ot thei respeetivel detenminmg compantnmnts means ot canryingfontsuohi coa'ctinng. I mount, therpamr 4ini,slild-ingifrelziti'on similar to' the slidingiof.thefslideablook 301 ot fthe detenmining lcoxnpjartzments: 33', vand: -by` joint oper-atiione otatl'le-l1and1-1evex: 45,; but: coondinnted so tl1at-l`the,-p'zm.55mvill he brought in. eective' re'la'ftilonf with thedischarge':open-c ings; l5 no the'x 'tanica 110 immedialtely after: the epeningsfz134-l of t the.sdetcrminingzfcomt-s pertinents 33 ixrezmovediout of register .withi thez-'dischnnge/openings'-I5:und: wh'le out. o registenwitlnthidischrge-cpeningszand. to: uneven-.ther-l amx55 z into eifectiyeurel'ation: with ithe'.1 disc arge.' openingsfl- :When-:the openings?. 3ft '--of thefdetennining; campen-te.` ments .i 33H alle vagaiinzf brought :ii-nto: 1 registel` withfthedischixrgeiopeningsl;a

.xsone rcomvementzmeans of lsuch-'rarrangementgi I' proviilef-the anm.46,. seeflligil, conf' Y neoted' at its :opposite ends'zte the links. 157:,

respecvelycannying atztheixi lower ends 52S the headed pins 559;'- each Aentering,through a: slot'fGO;- seevFi'gs,` :.1 andu2',: in. its. link.: 61', oonnectedfut 62 pixiotallryzat spaced-locations with :.-thevpani 551:.' The' Ppi ns1 59-ware'f respec tively' cushioned by fthe'f springs' 60a,"- as appeers f .inl Figs;'.1 :andii 2:; suelr spr-ings', 60n mnlyhhel coi'l'e'di about' theffrespeetiwelinks': 6l, 011.'. 'For'conyenienee5-ueachi ammi 'tlis llient angularlynoutwardlyat itsupper .portion 63, see Figsrl :ind- .QT'andfeanh upper'portion163 is provided with a. slot 64 for receilvingxsa pinirgithe pins 65 serve'joi11tly1onithe links 57` E'chfpinzi-is canrred'by'fan; upwardly tunnedv bracket-66, secured to: andi projecting at-'onefsi'd'e'sot the- 'tzmlrfll Torincrease their-atesoftmovemenzof the pan 55 by'.tlie.'` hild lever' '445-\'=relti1ve to.' the rate 1 ot' movement fof: the I slide hlnek:v .301 :md the'.A compurtmen ,'33, .thel hun'dxlven' 4:5' :is tnlenu med nt itsl lower end` i 67i .to rthe .f link (gpivotallgv' supportedfi by'. the blckfzf); which may be secured: tothe end'eoefof the bttonil 23 Ofhe'ftamk 10i 'l-lie modifientinnf. shown in'rF-'igsnh 5- endf 6 eonresponds' e generally'. in respeet to l the: com structinn' of .the tank, 'thezdetermininggchame hers :and: l'iheir' sliding pfmountting; within-fthe taule: and? like'ffpurtse'aref designated- .hy i the sa meri-e feronee A:numbers:A

However; ina'atllis -.modiieat-ion; `thef level ot theliquidi :is :regulated lautoma'ticalhvof uniform-contact' for each determiningv .chant ber 33 and without lthe' usev offsetting. tubes 35,. which result. is attained `byzthe.r provision otnhlling pipes'O-ilnd aedischarge, pipe-7\1. T he discharge pipe :'Zl communioatesrwith the L-.nipple 72,.'pnssingfthrough-:the gasket 'lin aa'snitnhle' openingyinua lower-portion ot .the-neilhfof the t-zm'k l-(lgand the nipple 'FZJiHcha-'rges intoizthefhoseior other: suitable. piping; 15.' into .'anresenvoir.' (not. shown); ,or theulileeicontaiaiing.: the liquidi desire/dime be measured .i andiI discharged by. my'. multi-ple illi'ng'tunk The.| 'liquieh tomf -tlnezreservoir is. pumped :hymny: suitableemeans .into f thellinggpipe :70, 'thereby maintain-ing cinculation: of; rthejliquidi and ipneservi'ng; a. substan.; tially fixed levell .761o -theliquidi withinf the tankhdeterininediihy.the :position ot the in-a lhwffopeninvn'' .oli the discharge pipe-.'('.1..v

If.desifred,lthe dischange.. pipe 7l' Ina'y -be mountedfxtog'bw:adjfustuhlef'within the tank:

10, to therebyfregnlate. thev .heigl'it :of-the.-

levelfl', and; estone nieansforjcarrying out Asuchpurpose?, tl1e"diseha-nge :Impex-71 may' tank-J0,lco-opemtiingnvith,thefcLampingg nut 8l-canriieellatthe upper end otithelinlnJZS; The lock! plate q maybe'gredated :by-scale markingslSQri desiredu j In.. ith'e.l modification. shownz-infFigs. .7,- .8 and ,9, Athe. tank..10 'corresponds .in iconstnuction :to the' tank-210.! shown.ei1i;l[ `igs. lite, 4, inclusive; ,however\, jthe bottom plate .-185 is stepped. downwardly" as indie-ated' ,at-580 -on itsinnen face,'. adjpeeent. lone-side warll 8.7i i of the tank-10 and. .the'- discharge --openings-- 88 are avlsanged. directlywithin .the bottom. `85. For the .p}1rpose,of- .reducing 'zthe .amount .of di=i-p,.. fonnrelati'vely langeopenings 88,:the clealrancesf .894 about the.-,respectivedischarge opening,.88...are .pnovided.z. ILdesired, the disehangempipes! 88 .may/j, be.. continued tluzough the bottonLplate 85`yfon the purposepfeenteringqthevessels 12 usclosely .to their. .bottoms 'ns-nifty be desired, as-when, fill.- ing vprepivretionrs of! iheavyrjpnstes.or-fthey like wfhiohfareiadvantageously.v deposited. in. :l vessell on rtube. from. :the..bottom. upwardly. Snoh vessels?. or tubes* 12,1011 .thei tra-y cai-.ry ing itheusame,l ,maya be moved downwardly at the stage-Of.fillingnduat. thepropen speed commensurate-:w itin the. rete of. -l'illin` Oofaoting with .thesinooth upperace- 90 oli the .bottonn plate 1 -arrange the slide lUii block .911 connected .byeitslugflto :one or f liquids from the respective determining chambers 95, which coaction is highly advantageous with the use of heavy or highly viscous or paste-like preparations.

Suitable means are .provided for moving such ejectors196 to their upper. positions wear otherwise resultingfrom'a tight '.tit.

This type 'of' my invention' may lbe operated-manually, but under 'commercial conditions =it is advantageous to employ compressed air or the like for' effectingjlmovement of the determining compartments-toward and to discharging 'position "While 'operating the ejectors to positively-expekthe contents of the' preparationsffroin the respective determining compartments when in fully discharging' position and-'for returning the compartments fromdischargin'g position to a position inrcommunication with the interior of the tank vWhile moving the ejectors 96 -up'walrdly withinf the 'respective determining compartments to permit the preparation of the tank"to fill lvthe compartments f'to the level of the bottoms 98 of the ejectors 96.1"" As-one such arrangement, I provide the'eompressed air chamber 100, having a. piston-101, connected to the pitman 102 to the lever 103 as by means of the pin"104 carried by the p'itman 102 and received Within the slot 1105 in the arm 106 of the lever 103. The opposite arm 107 of the lever 103 is connected to the links 108 of the ejectors 96, as by the provi- .sion of the bar 109, pivoted at its end 110 to the arm 107. The lever 103 is keyed or otherwise fixed to one end of the shaft 11, carried in the opposite bearings 112, 113, mounted on suitable brackets adjacent the upper end of the Wall 114 of the tank 10. The lever 115-is keyed to the sha-ft 103 and the lever 115, is connected to the opposite end of the bar 109.

The shaft 94 for operating the slide block 91 may be operated manually, as by the provision of the hand lever 116 keyed to the shaft 94. It will be noted that the' lever arm 93 is preferably duplicated adjacent the opposite ends of the tank 10, for connection with the slide block 91, namely through duplicate lugs 92, whereby upon downward ing of the block 91 is effected by opera- 119 pivoted at its onefnd120 to thezarm` 121 connected to thei pan 117, thelin'kage being arranged lto'move the pan ll'intoepofsition below the dischargeopenlngs-SS when.

the measuring compartments 95 :are in fillingand nolbdisclia'rging position, and to fmove thepan 117 outof'operative relation with the discharge openings 88,':namelyto the right as viewed in-.:1* `ig..7 and as shown vin Fig. S, upon eectingth'ebeginningofl registration 'of the openings of. the z measuring compartments 95 :with 'the-.respective .dis-- charge: openings..88, and-iI-ia'lly= upon fdiscontinuance of discharge of: the. measuring compartments 95', to move the `pani-117 into operative relation-.with thedischarge =ope`n ings 88. whereby to catch-any drip substantially immediately upon cessation of the discharge. APrefer-ably,the pan 117 is.:- formed to have a catch. plate. 122l projecting matcrially beyond .the-:forward side 123` of the pa n 117 and .extending slantingly above and spaced from-the upper edge of the: side-123, whereby -upo the catchplate122 encounter.- ing any dropsv dripping from the -discharge openings 88, eachr dropl 1S segragated into two or' mo re`A drops,- some ,of which may run .down thezupper face ofv the catch-.plate 122' and others on .the under face ofthe-catch -plate 122 and-by both pat-hs collected Wit-hin the pan 117. l

'It is advantageous to .controlgfthecompressed air-:actuatorA 100 forthe elevated and depressed actuation-of.-theejectors 96, simul- 'taneously under Acontrolmthe manual lever 4116, and for such purpose, thethree-way valve 124 is provided, having -theport 125 connected by the piping 126 to any suitable supply of compressed air, the :port127 leading'to the interior of-the casing 100, as indicated by the arrow 128, and the third port 129 open to the atmosphere.-

The arm 130 of the valve 124 is pivotally connected by the link 131 to the end 132 of the slide arm 119. In the position of these parts as indicated in FigT the curved passage 124*al of the movable valve 124afi'ords communication'from the port .127 through the port 129 and thus to the atmosphere, at which stage the manual lever' 116 is at'its extreme left-hand position,tliemeasuring compartments 95 in their filling positions, the ejectors 96 in fully eievated position and the compressor piston 101 inits lowcrmost position; at this stage the pan 117is below the discharge openings 88.

The retractile spring 133 is provided for returning the shaft 111 to its neutral position,and thereby also for forcing the comman .pnesson gpiston 101 ,downwardly in its casing 100 .and elevating-'I the. 'ejentors'ffi to. their maxiinum positions. lThe retractilespring 133 fis shown. connected` at .i ts one ,endto the lug. .134..and .at "i ts .opposite .to ,the .cranl hlock'.135 .,..lr eyed.to .theshaft 1111. [t {vil-l :be noted that. at this lstage ,the-value lgt has .its valve passage 124 the; position. for: conff meeting (the, por-t 12?..Wiithctlieuatmosphere port- 192, thereby facilitating thereturnfif the compressor piston 101.

Upon, .operation .ofi the .manual ,leverfllfg lthe .slide bloclrg91 is movedtoward the-iight :tiren-nits position .shown .in=l `,ig.7,=.un.til.fthe measuring chambers .95.21 ttain ftlrel'n, tpositions as .indicated in Eig. E8at-\vhich stage thelink L31 will chave, rotated. -counterclocltwise tlie arm- A21,30v of. thev ,movableE va'lve:;124,rnamely .to its .position shown in.l ig..8,.and tope-rmit theportlQ of thecompressed air to. communicatet with the port llfaleadipggto the .compressor-easing 100,. Wherebyzfthecompreed air flowing..t.l1r. o r1gli -E the, valve, passage. 1.24ajraises the eompiessoigpiston,1,0 lf, .its pitmanlOQ and the .iev-M1103 and thereby, de pressing the fejectors.A 96 toAV` cause .the fydisehargel .of the j preparation rom the .measuring chambers 95 through the respective discharge openings .88.. f

.It-will .be lnotede that.the .panz .55, shownfin EigsfL and 2, isfformedxvith spaced-fopen.- ings 5foorrespondingte .thegspaeinggs ot the discharge )openings .v 15,' tof permit discharge through.. the -pan openings ,nwlien @discharging the. proportion or .other content .fromllie n-iea'suringchambers 33 to the respective vessels 12. The liquideolleetedimthe panfl drains through the'gpipef55bw As: a :simplified form: of ,securing simultancous .adj ustment of. the yejeetors dior :regulated.aanounts-.1of. filling of` the measuring compartments. 95,. I .provide the-set nut 140 suitably secureclto oreX-tendingtliroughfa suitable Qpen-ing inthe fb11aclret.l41.and. cooperating with the .abutment piece 142..ear ried-bythe-m2111106: of the -ilever.103. 'Bhe set :nut 140 is locked by ya rclamping-nut 143 in the desired .set vposi-tion. 1

As is noted in`Figs..7 and `8, the prepara-` tion oi-.otlier ...liquid may Jbe-of.any, level Withinthe tank 10, that is,-abovetlie .upper endsf'ef'.- the Imeasuring chambers .95,asifor example'at the level indicated-at 144, which mayl be had by ananual filling; hoW-ever.,';it.is advantageous to' maintain any )desired level 144 byautomatic controlfmamely, byla float 145 connected 1by its :arm 146 to the stop valve147 of the piping i148, leading'rom any suitablepressure .supply of the prepa ration or other liquid.

It will be understoodv'that'duplicatef rows of determining chambers such as the Cha-mbers 33 in theffformf of'myv invention shown in Figs. 1 to 6, inclusive, or like the lcharnbers 95,l inthe form 1shown:'inlzliigs'7,8 and 9, ..may|.be r.arranged ,within the tank, and unitarily. inennted., n n common .slide means, and' correspoxiding-dupl-icate Asets o'f dis'- charge epeniiigs.in 'the ita'iilr, vvliereby duplication of: Vthe foperatfionspf the respective partsof mySeveraFOrms offilling machines may be had. .lt :w'illalso 'beapprecated 'that in lieu of borings inf.ariintegralblock, 'as in. f lie. form' :offftlie determiiiing chambeis. 95 in the modification -shown .-in Figs; '7', 8.,and 9,-. a set .ff linders of'fcorrespon'ding .construction en :arrangement may -be mounte'diuponthe'slidfbloclr 9 1.'

f, t,Mypresent invention is' an improvement Q any' invention seti 'forth in jmyU, S. Patent.l \lo. 1,129t;57 Q ',.fda'ted February .18th, 191:9.

`.`Tl ieipresent`forms of my invention. are ap pliclableLitony use on. afla-rge escale: for? filling` B-batteries forl radio'.fsets l.or dry cells -for general-,electrical application and theY like, and the, :design a.illustrated in .l fthe Id 'ra'vvings are applieableffforf su'clii particfular, purpos'es, as g ell asf for generalgmeasurin'g. and fill-l ing.-Pu1.'-P0SeS4 NZliereas'l, have idescribediny.ii ivention' by referencej tons'ecifie 'forins thereof 'it .virili-be understood that many'fc.flanges 'mdifications'. maybe .made fvvlithoutfdepaiting' from the spirit of the'. .inven`tion.

1. combina'tion .of` a, receptacle varranged to? contain, a", fluid' andv provided at a location vvith'diseliarge openings 1ocated-g at|predeteifinined spacing, a plurality o f .individuaLmeans `or. .rece1ving segregatedquantigties. theglfiuid, meansfor 'def tenminingtlie amount ifluid ,flowing into said andividual, .receiving f...mea i is and 'for ejeeting.thesegregatedfluid insaid individu al reeeiving When-. in :dischargingposition, .each .e -f said-'individual receiving means having :an opening for. 'the passage of theiiuid, Ameans lfor moving said individual means to effect at` one stagethe simultaneous communication: of their respective SaidY openings `vvith the interior of the receptacle to afford the flow of theluid into .said individua l receivi .ng .means ,and at another stage jtoi'eeet registerosaid openings of said individual means i #respectively A with said predetermined.Qdishargefopenings of 'the re-V ceptaeleto. ifiorddischargetherethrough of said'. individual. receivingimeans, and, means provided-with clearanesjor affording communicationl therethrough :between said lo penings?oi'saidfirrdivfidual means with the interior -ofsaid reg-:eptaule,V

. 2. AThe combination of .a receptacle arrangedv to contain a'fluid and.. provided at a certainlocation with.. discharge l( )penings 10- cated -atpredetermined spacing, a plurality ofindividual` means .for receiving segregated quantities of the.t fiuid,. ,means for determining the famountof- .fluid flowing finto said 1ndividual receiving lmeans, .and 1 for eJecting thef segregated fluid 'in' said individual' receiving means'when in discharging'position, each of said individual 'receivingmeans having an opening for the passage of thel fluid, means for reciprocatingl said individual means to effect at vonestage'communication of their respective said openings with the interior of the' receptacle to afford the flow of the fluid into said individual receiving means and at anotherstage to'efect registerl of said openings` of said individual receiving means respectively with sad`predetermined dischargeopenin'gs fof'th'e receptacle' vto vafford: dischargetherethrough of said individual `receiving Ymeans, and means provided 'with :lea'rances forjaffording com' munication' therethrough 'between said openings of vsaidf 'individual' means Awiththe 4in.- terior Aof said receptacle." i The 'combi'n'ation of ra*receptacle ai"- ranged to contain'a -fluid' and provided ata certain 'location with discharge openings lo! c'ated'at1 predeterminedspacing, a plurality of individual means for receivin'gsegregated quantities :of 'tlieV fluid, "'pliingers 'jfor "determining 'a uniformamounbofidflowing into said individual'receiviiig means :and for eject'ing the Segrega'teidffluid' in vsaidI individ# ual receiving meanswhenin'discharging p'osition, each Aof said individuall receiving means having an openingfor the passage of the fluid, 'means formovingisaid i'ndividual means' 'to :efectfat one' stage communication of their respective'said'bpeningwith' the interior oflth'elreceptacie'to alford vtheiflo'w of dividual 'receiving' means-respectively with said predetermined:'discharge openings of the receptacle'to 'afford the simultaneous discharge therethrougho"said individual re ceiving' means, andmeans provided with clearances for "--aflording` communication therethrough between said openings of said individual means with the "interior, of said receptacle. Y

' 4. The combination o-'a lreceptacle arranged to contain a fluid, and provided at a certain location with discharge openings located at predeterminedf'spacing a' plurality of individual means forflrefc'eiving segregated quantities of the fluid, variable means fordetermining'the amount of'fluid flowing into said individual receiving means and for ejecting the segregated fluid in said individual receiving means wh'e'n in discharging position, each of saidl individual receiving means having an opening for the 'passage ofV the fluid, means for moving said 1ndividual means to effect at one stage the simultaneous communication of their respective'said openings with the interior of thereceptac'le to affordv the flow of the fluid into said individual receiving means and at Yanother stage to'efect register ofA said open# ings of said individualA receiving means re` spectively with said predetermined diss charge openings of the receptacle to afford the simultaneous discharge therethrough of said individual receiving means, and means provided with clearances for affording communication therethrough between said openings Iof said individual means with the interior of said receptacle.

5. The combination of a receptacle arranged ,to contain a fluid and provided at a certain location with discharge openings located at predetermined spacing, aplurality of individual means for receiving segregated quantities of the fluid, variable-means for determining the amount of fluid flowing into said individual receiving means 'and for ejeoting the segregated fluidrin said individual receiving 'means when in discharging position, each ofsaid individual receiving means having an opening for the passage of the fluid,` means'- for 'reciprocating said 'in'- ydividiial meansto e'ect at one-'stage communication of their respectivesaid openings with the linterior of the receptacle to afford the'iflow of the fluid into/said individual receiving 'means and"atanotherl-v stage -to effect register ofvsaid openings ofv said individual 'receiving means respectively with'said predetermined discharge openings of the receptacle to afford discharge therethrough of said individualreceiving means, and means -provided with clearances -for affording com# munication therethrough between said-openings'ofsaid individual means with the in# terior of said receptacle. l v

6. The combination'ofrareceptacle arranged tocontain a fluidand provided at a certain location with discharge openings loT cated at4 predetermined spacing, 'a plurality of individual-means for receiving segregated uniform quantities'of the fluid, common means for controllingthe amount of fluid segregated in fsaidindividual receiving means, each of said individual receiving means having an opening for the passage of the fluid, means for movi n g said individual receiving means'to effectrat one stage simul taneous communication of'their respective said openings with the interior of the receptacle to afford the flow =of`the fluid simultaneously into 'l said individual receiving means and at another stageto effect simul-f taneous register =of said openings ofsaid. individual receivin means respectively with said predetermine discharge openings ot the receptacle to afford the simultaneous` discharge therethrough ofsaid individual rc ceiving means, and means provided with clearances for affording Vcommunutatiou therethrough between said openings of said individual means with the interior of said receptacle. v

.7. The combination of a receptacle ar-` navman ran ge d" 'to' 'conta in'- -a'ffl nid" iidnprovided lit-:a certain l location with ldisohargefopenings ilocatedv l at predetermined spacing;l 'a plurality of' "individual mea-ns 'for "ff receiyingvs'egregated -un'iforrn4 quantities o-f-'fthe""flu-id',I variable "common *meal-nsffor 'coiitrolilng the amount -of fluid segregated iin-@said individualv receivingcmeans, leachA ffsa`id findiv'iduallreceiving means having n-Y -o'aening for the passage' -off the'v fliiidfmeans tor {movingsaid-individual receiving meansto effect at oncst'age simultaneous communication of theirI respectivefsaidl gope'nin-gs with itherinteijior of the receptaeletoaHoiidtheflow'lof the" fluid" simultaneously into 'saidr lind-ivi-e'lual receiving 'ineens 'and at another-'stagtofre-f fect simultaneous register of said openings offs'a'id indiiwid-ual' receiving means respectively with said predetermined discharge openings of the receptacle to afford the simultaneous discharge therethrough of said individual receiving means, and means provided with clearances for aording communication therethrough between said openings of said individual means with the interior of said receptacle. l

8. The combination of a receptacle arranged to contain a fluid and provided at a certain location with discharge openings located at predetermined spacing, a plurality of individual means for receiving segregated quantities of the fluid, variable common means for controlling a uniform amount of fluid segregated in said individual receiving means, each of said individual receiving inea-,ns having an opening for the passage of the fluid, receiving means for moving said individual receiving means to effect at one stage simultaneous communica-tion of their lrespective said openings With the interior of the receptacle to afford the flow of the fluid simultaneously into said individual receiving means and at another stage to effect simultaneous register of said openings of said individual receiving means respectively with the said predetermined discharge openings of the receptacle to afford the simultaneous discharge therethrough of said individual receiving means, and means provided with clearances for affording communication therethrough between said openings of said individual lne-ans with the interior of said receptacle.

S). The combination of a tank provided at a certain location with a plurality of openings at predetermined spacing, a set of individual con'ipartments disposed within said tank, said individual compartments having openings respectively disposed at said predetermined spacing from one another, means disposed Within said tank for determining the amount of fluid received within said individual compartments respectively, means for movably supporting said individual compart- -ments l Withfifn f: safid fst-ank, maid supponting means being piwrvidedwviiztliclearances4 `formffording the communicationitherethrough betweenvsaidfopenings of :said .individual .coni- -pantmentslwith fthe .interior .-ofzsaid .tajnlcand meansrtfor lmovingfsaid rindividual compartments@ jointlyl IW-i'thinvsa-id tank to move said openings f :of :said .fi-ndividual -comjpamtments .respectively .intal communication iwi th said openings of said itank, said ..s-upporting means'` being'fprovvided' with .openings -conimunieatingllj'ointly z withz said' -openings hof said individual compartments s and :said openings :off,\said';ta.nk .respectively y w10. rllhe combination off-.ai :receptacle `arranged: to corrtrinza fluid.;and.f.:provided at ,a certain. docuftionwthfi 'ischarge lopenings, a plu-ralityioi iifn'divzidual means lfor receiving segregated quantities of the fluid, plungers for determining the amount of fluid fiowing into said individual receiving means and for ejecting the segregated fluid in said individual receiving means when in discharging position, eac-h of said individual receiving means having an opening for the passage'of the fluid, means for moving said individual receiving means to effect at one stage communication of said openings respectively with the interior of the receptacle to afford the flow of the fluid into said individual receiving means and at another stage to eect the simultaneous register of said openings respectively with said discharge openings of the receptacle to afford discharge therethrough of said individual receiving means, and common means for oper ating said plungers and said individual receiving means moving means.

11. The combination of a receptacle arranged to contain a fluid and provided at a certain location witl1,discl1arge openings, a plurality of' individual means for receiving segregated quantities of the fluid, plungers for determining the amount of fluid flowing into said individual receiving means and for ejecting the segregated fluid in said individual receiving means when in discharging position, common means for adjusting said plungers, each of said individual receiving means having an opening for the passage of the fluid, means for moving said individual receiving means to effect at one stage communication of said openings respectively with the interior of the receptacle to afford the flow of the fluid into said individual receiving means and at another stage to effect the simultaneous register of said openings respectively with said discharge openings of the receptacle to afford discharge therethrough of said individual receiving means, common means for operating said plungers and said individual receiving means moving means, and means provided with clearances for affording communication therethrouglr .betweenfsaid openings of said individual-means witl1;the interior of said receptacle.

12. The .combination of. a ,receptacle arranged to contain a fluid and provided at a certain location with-discharge openings, a pluralityof individual means for receiving segregated quantitiesof the fluid, plungers for determining thev amount of fluid flowing into said individual,receivingmeans and for ejectingthe segregated --fluid in said individuali-receiving? means when yin discharging position,. variable common means for adjusting said -plungers,..each of said individual receiving.meansfhavingan opening for thehpassagevof thenfluid,A means' for moving said individual receiving means to effect-at one stage communication of said openings respectively Awith the interior of.

the receptacle to afford the flow of the fluid 2o into said individual receiving means and at another stage to effect the simultaneous register of saidopenings respectively with said discharge openings of the receptacle to afford discharge therethrough .of said individual receiving means, common means for operating said plungers and said individual receivino means moving means and means provided with clearances for aording communication therethrough between said openings 4of said individual means with the interior of said receptacle.

In testimony whereof I have signed this specification this 27th day of September,

OLAF I. WARING.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification222/217, 222/309, 222/332, 141/87, 141/242
International ClassificationG01F11/38, G01F11/00
Cooperative ClassificationG01F11/38
European ClassificationG01F11/38