A dispensing valve made as a separate unit to be mounted on a flexible bag in box spout and including a slide valve member slideably disposed in a guide sleeve member for axial movement between closed sealing position and opened dispensing position. A locking arrangement is provided for keeping the
A dispensing valve made as a separate unit to be mounted on a flexible bag in box spout and including a slide valve member slideably disposed in a guide sleeve member for axial movement between closed sealing position and opened dispensing position. A locking arrangement is provided for keeping the slide in fully closed position and to prevent the slide from being accidentally opened. It also includes a sealing arrangement at the outer end of the slide member and guide sleeve for sealing the slide member when it is in closed position. It further includes a flange arrangement on the slide member and guide sleeve member to facilitate gripping by the fingers to push the slide manner into closed position in the guide sleeve member.
A dispensing valve assembly adapted to be removably mounted on a spout carried by a flexible bag which is intended for disposition in a box for movement of the valve assembly between a non-dispensing position and a dispensing position locked in an opening in a wall of the box comprising: a cap havin
A dispensing valve assembly adapted to be removably mounted on a spout carried by a flexible bag which is intended for disposition in a box for movement of the valve assembly between a non-dispensing position and a dispensing position locked in an opening in a wall of the box comprising: a cap having a body of substantially disc-like form with means for removably mounting it on the spout, an annular tubular guide sleeve formed concentrically on the disc-like body and projecting axially outwardly therefrom substantially nornal thereto, said guide sleeve being of less diameter than the disc-like cap body and having a cylindrical socket extending completely therethrough and through the cap body, a peripheral radially-extending flange spaced axially-inwardly of the outer end of said guide sleeve to provide an axially-outwardly extending annular flexible sealing skirt with an outer extremity, said peripheral flange being spaced axially-outwardly from the disc-like cap body to provide an annular finger-receiving space therebetween; an annular tubular slide valve member mounted for axially sliding and rotating movement in said guide sleeve and being of hollow form to provide a dispensing passage with an open axial inner end, an outer transverse wall closing said dispensing passage adjacent an outer extremity of the valve member but spaced therefrom to provide an outwardly-extending annular inner skirt at said outer extremity, a peripheral radially-outwardly extending flange on said outer extremity of said valve member, said last-named flange having an inwardly-extending annular outer skirt which is concentric with said outwardly-extending inner skirt to form an inwardly-opening annular sealing groove for receiving said flexible outwardly-extending sealing skirt on the guide sleeve when the valve member moves axially inwardly on the guide sleeve into closed position as determined by said extremity of the sealing skirt contacting said peripheral flange on the valve member in the groove, interengaging stop means between the valve member and the guide sleeve to limit axial outward sliding movement of the valve member relative to said sleeve into opened position, said peripheral flange on the outer extremity of said valve member extending radially outwardly thereof over the said peripheral flange on the guide sleeve and being spaced axially-outwardly thereof when the valve member is in its inner closed position on the guide sleeve to provide a finger-receiving space between the two flanges, said valve member having a dispensing port leading radially therefrom just axially inwardly of said transverse wall which is axially within the guide sleeve when the valve member is in closed position but is axially beyond the guide sleeve when the valve member is in opened position as determined by said stop means; said interengaging stop means comprising an annular stop shoulder on the exterior surface of the tubular valve member at its inner extremity and a cooperating annular stop shoulder on the inner surface of said guide sleeve axially adjacent said radially-extending peripheral flange on said guide sleeve so as to position the dispensing port of the valve member beyond the outer extremity of the flexible sealing skirt of the guide sleeve when the said stop shoulders are engaged; an annular sealing shoulder on the inner surface of said annular flexible sealing skirt of the guide sleeve for engaging with the adjacent outer surface of said inner skirt of the valve member when the valve member is moved axially inwardly of the guide sleeve into closed position with said flexible sealing skirt extended axially outwardly into said annular sealing groove; a latch tab having an inner end flexibly secured to said peripheral radially-extending flange on the guide sleeve and having a retainer enlargement on its outer end; said peripheral radially-extending flange on the outer extremity of said valve member having a radially-directed keeper notch for receiving said flexible tab with the retainer enlargement outwardly of the flange to hold said valve member in its closed position within the guide sleeve, said dispensing port being formed in said valve member at a point diametrically-opposed to said keeper notch so the latch tab will also locate the dispensing port in proper dispensing position angularly.