System and method for filling containers with fluids

  • US 9,527,612 B2
  • Filed: 04/03/2015
  • Issued: 12/27/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/07/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An apparatus comprising:

  • a housing comprising a plurality of holes extending through the housing;

    a plurality of hollow tubes, each hollow tube attached to the housing at a respective one of the holes;

    a plurality of containers, each container removably attached to a respective one of the hollow tubes; and

    a plurality of elastic fasteners, each elastic fastener clamping a respective one of the plurality of containers to a respective tube, and each elastic fastener configured to restrict detachment of its respective container from its respective tube and to automatically seal its respective container upon detachment of the container from its respective tube, the restriction of each elastic fastener being sufficiently limited to permit its respective container to detach from its respective tube by at least partially filling the container with water;

    wherein the apparatus is configured to fill the containers substantially simultaneously with water.

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