|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||222/185.1 ; 222/554 ; 137/329.1 ; 62/389|
|발명자 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 41 인용 특허 : 2|
A reservoir and faucet assembly for a water cooler includes at least one faucet fitting for removable mounting of a faucet, wherein the faucet fitting has a check valve mounted therein to prevent water spillage when the faucet is removed. The check valve is adapted to be opened when the faucet is installed within the faucet fitting and to close when the faucet is removed from the reservoir. With this design, the faucet can be disassembled from the reservoir, without first requiring drainage of water from the reservoir.
[ What is claimed is:] [1.] A reservoir for use in a water cooler, said reservoir comprising:a reservoir member having a hollow interior for receiving and storing a supply of water;at least one faucet fitting on said reservoir member for removable mounting of a faucet; anda check valve mounted on said reservoir member at a position generally in association with said faucet fitting, said check valve preventing water outflow from said reservoir member through said faucet fitting when said faucet fitting is unconnected to a faucet;said check valve comprisin...