System and method for filling containers with fluids

  • US 9,682,789 B2
  • Filed: 05/15/2015
  • Issued: 06/20/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/07/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An apparatus for simultaneously filling balloons, comprising:

  • a fitting comprising an inlet and at least four outlets; and

    at least four branch assemblies coupled to the fitting, each branch assembly comprising;

    a tube extending from the fitting at a respective one of the at least four outlets;

    a balloon with a neck disposed around an end of the tube; and

    a fastener attaching the neck of the balloon to the end of the tube, the fastener configured to restrict detachment of the balloon from the tube and to automatically seal the balloon upon detachment of the balloon from the tube, the restriction of the fastener being limited such that the balloon, if filled with a sufficient amount of water, is detachable by gravity combined with a manually applied acceleration of the tube.

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