Tap and liquid dispenser for a bag-in-box

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8225958
APP PUB NO 20090159594A1
SERIAL NO

12226110

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Abstract

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This invention relates to a telescope tap to be used for the tapping of liquid from a bag-in-box where a bag containing the liquid and equipped with a spout is placed inside a box. The telescope tap comprises a base member which engages with the spout and with the box wall, a telescope pipe placed sliding extractable in the base member, a handle to extract the telescope pipe from inside the box, a knob for opening and closing the outlet in the telescope pipe, and a gap around a part of the telescope tap for slidably receiving the box wall when sliding the telescope tap into the box. The invention furthermore concerns a method of filling a bag-in-box with a fluid, where a bag with a spout is filled with a fluid, a telescope tap is placed in the spout thereby closing the bag, a cut is made in the box, and the bag then is slid into the box with the tap fitting the cut in the box.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
AMKARANDERS, DK1

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Dige, Erik Vorbasse, DK 1 12
Nielsen, Lau Horsens, DK 1 12

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
* 6401989 Stowable spigot 4 2001
 
PLASTIC SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
* 5579953 Liquid container and valve 5 1995
 
DS SMITH PLASTICS LIMITED (1)
* 5111970 Fluid dispenser having a removable sealing diaphragm 19 1991
 
DAVID S. SMITH PACKAGING LTD. (1)
4475670 Fluid dispenser 48 1982
 
RAPAK ACQUISITION CORPORATION (1)
4493438 Fluid dispenser 29 1982
 
DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., LTD. (1)
* 5551600 Bag-in-carton and pouring spout thereof 14 1995
* Cited By Examiner

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
SCHAWK USA INC. (1)
* 9211987 Flexible pouch and dock system 1 2013
 
DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (2)
D770915 Flexible pouch and dock system 0 2013
9567139 Flexible pouch and dock system 0 2015
 
SCHOLLE CORPORATION (3)
* 8556124 Bag in box packaging having a tap articulating assembly 2 2011
* 2012/0217,266 Bag In Box Packaging Having A Tap Articulating Assembly 1 2011
9193512 Bag in box packaging 0 2013
 
S&R Designs, LLC (2)
* D723857 Dispenser for beverage in bag 1 2013
* D753947 Dispenser for beverage in a bag 0 2015
* Cited By Examiner

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