US 2064584 A
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Dec. 15, 1936. v. ARQNSON' 2,064,584
DISPENSING ARRANGEMENT Filed Sept. 16, 1935 INVENTOR Loads V/lrom'on BY 00 4,412; mi ATTOR m Patented Dec. 15, 1936 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE My invention relates to the dispensing art and,
more particularly, to an ing liquid fuel to a pyrophoric lighter casing.
In accordance with my invention, a supply of 5 liquid fuel is retained in struction, such container being actuatable to dischargea desired quantity of the liquid fuel into the lighter casing in a simple and efficient manner.
Further advantages, objects and characteristics of my invention will become apparent from the following detailed description.
My invention resides in the dispensing arrangement, combinations and features of the charac- 15 ter hereinafter described and claimed.
For an illustration of invention, reference is to be had to the accompanying drawing, in which: v
Figure 1 is a plan view of a fuel-containing red ceptacle as constructed invention;
Fig. 2 is a side elevational view of the receptacle shown in Fig. 1;
upon a desired quantity into.
like so that the lighter ring relation, may be associated therewith and supported thereby.
40 Referring to the drawing, It represents any suitable container or receptacle having a bottom wall I which preferably area so as to form a substantial supporting surface to be disposed upo 45 or the like. As herein comprises rear and fro walls being joined by suitable side walls so as to form a casing of suitable configuration.
The container R has 50 proximately centrally thereof, is provided with,
an opening for the reception of a flanged bushing 5, adjacent surfaces of said top wall 4 and. bushing 5 being.soldered or otherwise suitably As illustrated, the bushing 5 55 comprises a threaded lower section to which the secured together.
The invention has particular application 35 to a fuel receptacle which is adapted to be supported in upright position on a counter or the 2,064,584 ,msrnnsmc. AIPRANGEMENT Louis V. Aronson, Newark, N. J., assignor to Art lgletal Works, Inc., a corporation of New ersey Application September 1a, 1933, Serial No. 689,779
2 Claims. (01. 221-61) arrangement for supplya container of novel consuitable manner. one of the'forms of my in accordance with my thus passing fuel from of fuel is pumped therecasing, in fuel-transfercomprises a plurality of 612, each of these surfa clearly indicated in Figs. threaded to one of these stepped surfaces is a closure cap 8 which may to the nipple 6 in any suitable manner as, for 10 example, by the provision of a gasket 9.
The nipple 6 is provided passage through which extends a tube It), these parts being permanently secured together in any The tube I0 extends downwardly within the receptacle R. and terminates immediately adjacent the bottom thereof. As shown, said tube I0 is fre throughout the length thereof whereby liquid fuel contained in the receptacle R may readily be passed upwardly therethr Any suitable arrangemen through the tube I0.. Thus, wall 3 of said receptacle B may be of the general type utilized as the bottom of an oil can for expelling thecontents thereof. If so, said front wall 3 may be formed with a circular head section in of U-configuration in section as shown in Fig. 3. This bead section 3a forms the boundary for a diaphragm section 3b which able manner so that it acts piston-fashion on the contents of.the receptacle B when pressure is applied from left to right thereof, Fig. v3. It is obvious that the diaphragm section 317 when actuated in this manner serves to force liquid upwardly through the tube l0. In Fig. 3, there is illustrated a pyrophoric lightlower section of a nipple 6 is threaded, a suitable gasket 1 preferably being disposed between flanged surfaces of the bushing 5 and nipple 5.
The upper portion of ,the.nipple 6 preferably stepped surfaces 6a and 5 ces being threaded as 3 and 4. Adapted to be be sealed with respect with a longitudinal e and unobstructed t may be utilized for the receptacle R into and for example, the front is fashioned in suiter mechanism of well known commercial type.
shown, the receptacle R nt'walls 2 and 3, these a top wall. 4 which,- aplighter casing ll.
In general, this lighter mechanism comprises a 40 fuel casing II which carries suitable actuating parts for the lighting mechanism, such parts comprising a pivoted snufier lever I2 adapted to be actuated by a depressible member l3 having a spring-controlled plunger l4 depending therefrom into said casi I2 engages the top of a The snufier lever tube 13a through which extends a wick Ma utilizable for transferring fuel to the ignition region from the interior of the As is usual with lighter casings of the character illustrated, the bottom wall l5 thereof may be formed with a flanged circular opening l5a interiorly threaded for the reception of the threaded shank of the casing closure cap.
When the fuel content of the lighter casing II becomes exhausted, the above noted closure cap may be removed from the bottom casing wall I5 whereupon the lighter casing II, at its opening in the bottom wall thereof, may be threaded to the upper threaded section 6b of the nipple 6 as shown in Fig. 3. Thereupon, the diaphragm section 3b of the front wall 3 may be actuated repeatedly to force or pump-a desired quantity of fuel upwardly through the tube I0 and thence into the casing II. During this pumping operation, it is desirable that the lighter section I3 be held in its depressed position whereby the snuffer lever I2 is held in its elevated position. By so doing, the upper end of the wick Ila is exposed to view and, accordingly, the operator may ascertain when the upper wick section becomes moist by reason of admission of fuel to the casing II. When this occurs, the operator may be reasonably sure that a sufilcient quantity of fuel has been introduced into the casing I I and, at this time, the pumping operation may be discontinued. Thereafter, the casing I I may be unthreaded from the nipple 6 and the closure cap for said casing rethreaded thereto.
The fuel filling openings of lighter casings as constructed by diiferent manufacturers vary somewhat as regards the diameter thereof. It is for this reason that a plurality of stepped surfaces Sa, Sbare provided on the nipple 6. By so doing, the fuel receptacle R is adapted to be associated, in fuel-transferring relation, with lighters having fuel-filling openings of different diameters and, accordingly, the use of the dispensing arrangement may be much more extensive than would otherwise be the case.
The closure cap 8, at the upper end thereof,
may be provided with a tapered section 8a useful as a tool for insertion in the usual slot formed in the lighter casing closure cap when said last named closure cap is to be removed from or applied to the lighter casing.
It shall be understood that lighters of various diverse types may be filled from the receptacle R and that the invention, in no manner at all, is to be limited to use with a conventional lighter of the type shown.
The receptacle R may be of such size as is suitable or desirable. ordinarily. the capacity thereof is relatively large so that a'large number of lighters may be filled from a single charge supplied thereto. As stated, said receptacle R. is adapted to be supported more or less permanently on a store table, counter or the like and, to
this end, there may be utilized a suitable weighting arrangement. Or, the receptacle may be equipped with brackets or the like to be fastened to the supporting surface.
While the invention has been described with respect to a certain particular preferred example which gives satisfactory results, it will be understood by those skilled in the art after understanding the invention, that various changes and modifications may be made without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention and it is intended therefore. in the appended claims to cover all such changes and modifications.
What is claimed as new and desired to be secured by Letters Patent is:
1. Apparatus for injecting liquid fuel into the fuel receptacle of a. pyrophoric lighter, comprising a casing adapted to be supported in'vertical position, a fixed tube depending from above the top wall of said casing to a point therein adjacent the bottom thereof, threaded means for detachablysecuring the fuel receptacle of the lighter to the section of said tube disposed above said top wall, the space above said casing top wallbeing free from obstructions whereby the lighter may be rotatably secured in position, said casing being supported in vertical position whereby the lighter fuel receptacle may be held thereabove by .the upper end of said tube, and means operative while said casing and the lighter are thus positioned for forcing liquid upwardly through said tube and thence into the lighter fuel receptacle.
2. Apparatus for injecting liquid fuel into the fuel receptacle of a pyrophoric lighter, comprising a casing adapted to be supported in vertical position, a fixed nipple carried by the .top wall of said casing adjacent the mid portion thereof, a fixed tube depending from said nipple and within said casing to a point adjacent the bottom of said casi said nipple comprising an externally threaded upper section for detachable threaded engagement with the fuel receptacle of the lighter, the space above said casing top wall being free from obstructions whereby the lighter may be rotatably secured in position, said casing being supported in vertical'position whereby the lighter fuel receptacle may be held thereabove by said nipple, and means operative while said casing and the lighter fuel receptacle are thus positioned for forcing liquid upwardly through said tube and thence into the lighter fuel receptacle, said means comprising a pump formed by a side wall of said casing.
LOUIS V. ARON-SON.