|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|국제특허분류(IPC7판)||B67C-003/26 B67C-003/02 B67C-003/00 B65B-003/04 B65B-003/00 E03B-011/00 B67D-005/64 B65D-088/54 B65D-088/00|
|미국특허분류(USC)||141/363; 141/082; 141/284; 141/320; 137/581; 222/164; 222/325|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 8 인용 특허 : 57|
A liquid dispensing apparatus and method for using same, including a dispenser for dispensing liquid such as water to a user. A liquid container is located below the dispenser and removably attachable to a pivoting cradle engaging the liquid container. The cradle may be pivoted about an axis located adjacent an exit location for liquid within the liquid container. A filling device may be located below the liquid container for removably engaging the liquid container in fluid communication.
We claim: 1. A liquid dispensing apparatus, comprising: a dispenser for dispensing liquid to a user; a liquid container located below the dispenser and removably attached to a pivoting door, wherein the door pivots about an axis generally perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the liquid dispensing apparatus, and wherein the pivoting axis is located adjacent an exit location for liquid within the liquid container; a hollow probe, wherein pivoting of the door to a closed condition engages the liquid container and causes the hollow probe to extend into a...