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Publication numberUS2492309 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 27, 1949
Filing dateSep 30, 1948
Priority dateSep 30, 1948
Publication numberUS 2492309 A, US 2492309A, US-A-2492309, US2492309 A, US2492309A
InventorsMiller Elden J
Original AssigneeMiller Elden J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Liquid aerator and dispenser
US 2492309 A
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Dec. 27, 1949 MlLLER 2,492,309

LIQUID AERATOR AND DISPENSER Filed Sept. 50, 1948 3 Sheets-Sheet 1 Inventor Eldpn J. Miller E. J. MILLER LIQUID AERATOR AND DISPENSER Dec, 27, 1949 3 Sheets-Sheet 2 FiIed Sept. so, 1948 Fig.2.

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Patented Dec. 27, 1949 LIQUID AERATOR AND-DISPENSER Elden J .Miller, Arlingt'om va. "ApiilicationSeptember 30,1948; seria-rmrs'liesi Claims.

:11 7 invention relates to a liquid'aerat'or and dispenser and has for its primary objeet to'aerate liquids suehas fruit *io'ices; vegetable iuieeshi the like while they are retained in a conventional paok'a'ge s'uch' asa can.

"Another bbje to facilitate "the dispensing-6f --tl 1'e liquid from on'ven onal'containerWithout rewiring-the I i-f m'g-or iltingofthe container.

A -s't' =urther object ls -to enable air' -tome mtroducd in toa eonventional juice'oontainingbain, near-thebottom thereoi-sd that the air will bubble throug'h 'theliquid properly to aerate theTat ter, and-seleetively to createa head df *air ab'ove tainer through a suitable spout.

'The?abeve and-vother= obj ects mayb'e attained "by *emfil-eydng this invention when enibddies among' its'teaitures spaced-Vernon tabeseach em tending threu'gh tl'ie topic? the quid containing canto a point-near the bottom iii cansaport in *one o said tubes w iiflairf th'eean above-the 'leve'i 'iftrre liqnid' therimaspQut mounteld for rotary movement inthe upperend"ofthe' tube having-the pert therein, means within said tubessiectively to open-enclose said p0i"t=as the spout-is rotated and a pum t the *upper end df thedther 'tiib'e'for foriingfiir *thr'ough said tlibeand into the liquid inthe can.

bt her features include-means rig-idlyconnecting th tiibes'adjacent theirnpper'ends to'forma unitary nquid 'aerati-ng anddisp'enSingdeViGe, means atoppesite ends "or-the =conneetingimeans to extend' part w'aydown thesides of thdcan anc'lireleasa-blyhold thetubes in place 111"5116 oan,"'a handle on the tube "connecting -1 means, and "a gasket encircling ea'ch 'tu'be "immediately below the tubeconneotin-gi means 'to' effect "a 1 seal "between the topbf'thecan 'andth'e respective tribes toprevent'theescape of'air- "from the can around the-"tubes.

--"Fig1:ire 1 'i's"a'-"perspective"view*oraliquiddispensingand-aerating' device"'embodying'thedeatures of this invention,

Figure "2 is "f8, fragmentary enlarged sectional vievv throughe. 'jui'ceeontaining can illustrating this inrmroveii l'i'quidrdi'spensingand aerating .device innositiorrvvith'relation tos'aid can,

Figure is "a horizontal: sectional view itaken substantial-1y 'a'long' theline 3-"3'ofFigureT2,

Figure fi's a side view -on "aireducedfscale' of this improved aerating -:ar1d dispensing device showing 'it mounted- 'on a-conventionalf screw "top jar cover,

Wig-ore is a f-ra'gmentary side view-015 a can illustratin *a'modified rorm of liquid dispensing and aerating-device filace'thereon; and

Figure 6 isa top planviewof' Figure 5.

-Re'ferring to tl'ie -'='drawin'gs in detail a base designated generally tlcompiises a relatively stifi strip of metal Hprovidedadjacent-opposite ends with openings I 4. Opposite" ends of the stripor base i 'f 2 are *p'roviiied with downwardly inclined extensions 'I 'S terminating at their outer lower ends in clips 18 which'are adapted to engage over the bead'B o'ia conventionalljuicecontaining'can which is equipped with a" conventional topT.

Extending through theopenin'gs l4 in the base or strip 12' aretubesZB-and' '22,the upperends of which "are externally s'crew "threaded as "at 24 and 25 respectively for'a'purpose'to be more fully hereinafter described. Threadedonto the threaded end "24 0f thetube 20"are clampin nuts 28 whicheneage oppositesides'of the strip or "base T2,"finniytdciampthe tube '20 in position onthe 'stripor'base. Similar clampnuts 30Jare threaded 'ontothethreads'26' ofthe'tube'22 to engage op- 'po's'ite'sidesiofthe'strip or'base l2, to hold the tube"22i'in spaced p'ar'alIeL relation to the tube-"20. A suitable sealing gasket '32 surrounds each tube '20 and 22., and when" the device is onfplace on the top T of aIcanC as"illustrated inFigur-e '2, these sealing .gask'e'ts form' a fluid tight (seal at the junctions of the tubes 29 and 22 with the .top T. The end of each tube 20 an'd'22 iremote'from the threaded end'si zl and "25 thereof respectively are bevelled as iat"34 to' form Ls'harp cutting edges .on the tubes whieh will effectively punch through the t0.pT of'the can C. -Itis to be noted that the in- 'clinationof the'bevelled. portion 34 is outwardly toward the wan-or the :caniC so'that-the punched out portions 1.? will" be turned inwardly on the side of the.openingsIformed-by the-forcing of the respectivetubes'iill-and 2'2- throughthe top T nearest. the sidewall of thecan C.

Threaded onto-the upper threaded'erid 240i the tube is the neck 36 of -afpumpcylinder" 38 containing atpiston .40 which, is connected to a piston rod 14% operating through anaxial opening-i-n thelhead ikof thecylindert-B. The end of the piston. rod J12 remote-from the piston :49 is equipped-with a.-hand1e 46,fland surrounding the.,-.piston rod z and bearing at one end onthe head M and at its oppositeend on the handle 46 is "a "compression, coil1spi ingl8, which vyi'eIdingI-y uit'gestheinis'ton d0 toward the-head E4.

Threaded "into the "internally threaded neck '36 of the 'c lmuer'sais a valve caged!) which is'provide'djwith'amaxialfpassagei52 which opens iTl't0"the"bliifdr idflwhilefihe 'dppfisite end the passage opens into a chamber 54 formed in the cage 50, and contains a ball valve 56. Formed at the end of the cage 56 remote from the passage 52 is an inturned lip 58 supporting one end of a compression coil spring 60, the opposite end of which bears against the ball 56 to hold it upwardly in passage closing position as will be readily understood upon reference to Figure 2. It will thus be seen that as the piston 46 is advanced toward the valve cage 50 against the effort of the spring 48 air within the cylinder will be forced outwardly through the passage 52 and into the tube 20 to be discharged through the bottom thereof into the liquid L within the can C.

As illustrated in Figure 2, the tube 22 is provided with a port 62 which opens into the can C above the level of the liquid L contained therein, and rotatably mounted within the upper end of the tube 22 is the end 64 of a discharge spout 66. An extension 68 is formed at the inner end of the portion 64 of the discharge'spout, and in one position is adapted to overlie the port 62 to effectively seal it against the escape of air. As illustrated in Figure 2 the discharge spout 66 is provided with an inclined shoulder 16, and threaded onto the threaded end 26 of the tube 22 is a bushing 72 having an inclined surface 14 which engages the shoulder to hold the spout 62 in proper position in the tube 22. A suitable sealing gasket 76 is seated on the end of the tube adjacent the threads 26 and contacts the extension 64 and bushing 12 effectively to seal the parts against the escape of liquid. A suitable handle 18 is mounted on the base or cross bar I2 to provide convenient means for manipulating the device.

In the modified form of the invention illustrated in Figure 5, the upper end of the tube 26 instead of being equipped with the cylinder 38 is provided with a cylinder 86 having an internally screw threaded reduced neck 82 for engagement with the tube 26, and mounted for reciprocation within the cylinder 86 is a conventional piston 84 having a piston rod 86 which operates through the cylinder head 88 of the cylinder 66 and is connected to the armature 90 of a conventional vibrator 92 housed within a housing 54 which is provided adjacent its bottom with laterally extending flanges 96 for entrance into the grooves 93 formed in channels I66 which are fixed to the base In in place of the handle H3. The vibrator 92 is of conventional electro-magnetic type and has connected thereto a conventional conductor cable or cord I62 which is equipped with a conventional attachment plug 164 so that when the plug is entered into a suitable convenience outlet, the vibrator 92 will be set into operation to caus the armature 96 to reciprocate and reciprocate the piston 84 within the cylinder 80. The neck 82 is equipped with a conventional check valve such as that previously described to assure the introduction of air into the tube when the armature 90 vibrates.

In use it will be understood that the tubes 26 and 22 are forced through the can top T as illustrated in Figure 2 so that their lower ends ter-. minate near the bottom of the can C. Upon reciprocating the piston 46, or the piston 84 within its respective cylinder, air will be introduced into the can through the tube to bubble up through the liquid L contained within the can C into the space in the can above the liquid. When aeration is the only operation to be performed the spout 66 is rotated about the longitudinal axis of the tube 22 so that the air above the liquid L may escape through the port 62, and the aeration may take place for any length of time desired. When it is desired to dispense the liquid from the can however, the spout 66 is rotated about the axis of the tube 22 so that the tongue 68 overlies the port 62, effectively preventing the escape of air therethrough, and upon reciprocating the piston 46 or 84 as the case may be within its respective pump cylinder, the air will be forced through the tube 26 and will find its way into the space within the can C above the level of the liquid, to create a pressure head on said liquid and force it out through the tube 22 and spout 66 into a suitable receptacle.

While in the foregoin there has been shown and described the preferred embodiment of this invention it is to be understood that minor changes in the details of construction and arrangement of parts may be resorted to without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as claimed.

Having described the invention, What is claimed as new is:

1. A liquid aerator and dispenser comprising spaced vertical tubes each extending through the top of a liquid containing can to a point near the bottom of said can, a port in one of said tubes within the can above the level of the liquid therein, a spout mounted for rotary movement in the upper end of the tube having the port therein, means within said tube selectively to open or close said port and a pump at the upper end of the other tube for forcing air through said tube and into the liquid in the can.

2. A liquid aerator and dispenser comprising spaced vertical tubes each extending through the top of a liquid containing can to a point near the bottom of said can, a port in one of said tubes within the can above the level of the liquid therein, a spout mounted for rotary movement in the upper end of the tube having the port therein, means within said tube selectively to open or close said port as the spout is rotated, a pump at the upper end of the other tube for forcing air through said tube and into the liquid in the can, and means encircling each tube and resting on the top of the can to seal the junctions of the tube and the can top against the escape of air.

3. A liquid aerator and dispenser comprising spaced vertical tubes each extending through the top of a liquid containing can to a point near the bottom of said can, a port in one of said tubes within the can above the level of the liquid therein, a spout mounted for rotary movement in the upper end of the tube having the port therein, means within said tube selectively to open or close said port as the spout is rotated, a pump at the upper end of the other tube for forcing air through said tube and into the liquid in the can, and means rigidly connecting the tubes adjacent their upper ends, said means extending part way down the sides of the can to releasably hold the tubes in place in the can.

4. A liquid aerator and dispenser comprising spaced vertical tubes each extending through the top of a liquid containing can to a point near the bottom of said can, a port in one of said tubes within the can above the level of the liquid therein, a spout mounted for rotary movement in the upper end of the tube having the port therein, means within said tube selectively to open or close said port as the spout is rotated, a pump at the upper end of the other tube for forcing air through said tube and .into the liquid in the can,

means rigidly connecting the tubes adjacent their upper ends, said means extending part way down the sides of the can to releasably hold the tubes in place in the can, and a handle on the tube connecting means.

5. A liquid aerator and dispenser comprising spaced vertical tubes each extending through the top of a liquid containing can to a point near the bottom of said can, a port in one of said tubes within the can above the level of the liquid therein, a spout mounted for rotary movement in the upper end of the tube having the port therein, means connected to said spout and within said tube selectively to open or close said port as the 10 the escape of air from the can around the tubes.

ELDEN J. MILLER.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification222/195, 261/30, 222/401, 222/82, 261/121.1
International ClassificationB67D1/04, B67D1/00
Cooperative ClassificationB67D1/0425
European ClassificationB67D1/04B4