US 9,809,442 B2
Apparatus and method for mixing and dispensing
Arthur Vellutato, Jr., West Chester, PA (US); and Arthur L. Vellutato, Sr., Exton, PA (US)
Assigned to Veltek Associates, Inc., Malvern, PA (US)
Filed by Veltek Associates, Inc., Malvern, PA (US)
Filed on Jul. 30, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/813,663.
Application 14/552,076 is a division of application No. 12/271,383, filed on Nov. 14, 2008, abandoned.
Application 14/813,663 is a continuation of application No. 14/552,076, filed on Nov. 24, 2014, abandoned.
Prior Publication US 2015/0336788 A1, Nov. 26, 2015
Int. Cl. B67D 7/70 (2010.01); B67D 7/74 (2010.01); B01F 5/10 (2006.01); B67D 7/58 (2010.01); B67D 7/78 (2010.01); B67D 7/02 (2010.01); B67D 7/42 (2010.01); B67D 7/62 (2010.01); B01F 15/02 (2006.01); B01F 3/08 (2006.01); B65D 83/38 (2006.01)
CPC B67D 7/741 (2013.01) [B01F 3/0865 (2013.01); B01F 5/10 (2013.01); B01F 5/106 (2013.01); B01F 15/0245 (2013.01); B65D 83/38 (2013.01); B67D 7/02 (2013.01); B67D 7/423 (2013.01); B67D 7/58 (2013.01); B67D 7/62 (2013.01); B67D 7/78 (2013.01)] 17 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A mixing and dispensing apparatus, comprising:
a first container for containing a first substance;
a second container for containing a second substance, the second container having a top including an input neck and an output neck, each of which is sealed by a sealing device;
an input pipe disposed inside the second container and attached to the sealing device at the input neck;
an output pipe disposed inside the second container and attached to the sealing device at the output neck;
a tube system configured to combine the first and second substances into one combined substance, mix the combined substance, and dispense the mixed substance;
a feeding tube connected to the tube system and configured to receive the mixed substance from said tube system; and
a fluid-impermeable enclosure enclosing the first container, the second container, and the tube system,
wherein the tube system comprises:
a main tube;
a first valve connected between the first container and one end of the main tube;
a second valve connected between the main tube and the feeding tube; and
a third valve connected between the main tube and the input neck, and
wherein the main tube comprises:
a first tube section connecting the first valve and a first Y-connector;
a second tube section connecting the output neck and the first Y-connector;
a third tube section connecting the first Y-connector to a second Y-connector;
a fourth tube section connecting the second Y-connector to the third valve;
a fifth tube section connecting the second Y-connector to the second valve; and
a sixth tube section connecting the third valve to the input neck.