Gravity feed fluid dispensing valve

  • US 20010009166A1
  • Filed: 02/22/2001
  • Published: 07/26/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/08/1997
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A dispensing valve cap for use with a bottle containing fluid for dispensing the fluid in a gravity feed fluid dispensing system, the valve cap comprising:

  • a first valve part having a first end and a second end, the first end mountable to the bottle, the first valve part including a tubular portion defining a longitudinal axis extending in a direction from the first end to the second end, the tubular portion including an air inlet aperture through the tubular portion, the tubular portion further including a fluid outlet aperture through the tubular portion, the air inlet aperture spaced apart from the fluid outlet along the longitudinal axis, the air inlet aperture adjacent to the first end, the fluid outlet aperture adjacent to the second end; and

    a second valve part rotatably mounted to the first valve part about the longitudinal axis, the second valve part including a mating portion adapted to cooperate with the tubular portion of the first valve part to close the air inlet and the fluid outlet apertures of the first valve part when the second valve part is in a first position relative to the first valve part, and to open the air inlet and the fluid outlet apertures of the first valve part when the second valve part is in a second position relative to the first valve part.

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