Patent Number: 6,308,729

Title: Filling valve for a pressurized fluid container

Abstract: A filling valve for a pressurized fluid container, including a tube with alongitudinal bore and a side port formed therein, a piston slidinglydisposed in the tube, the piston being formed with a bore therethrough, avalve lever pivotally attached to a portion of the tube, the pistonincluding a jutting portion which protrudes in a direction generally awayfrom a bottom portion of the tube, a float arm attached to the valvelever, and a float mounted on the float arm, wherein when the float ispositioned at a generally obtuse angle with respect to a longitudinal axisof the tube, the jutting portion of the piston is raised and supported bythe valve lever, such that the piston is raised and does not block theside port, thereby permitting fluid flow through the side port, andwherein when the float is sufficiently buoyed by a fluid, the float armswings upwards and the jutting portion of the piston is no longersupported by the valve lever and the piston moves downwards and blocks theside port, thereby preventing fluid flow through the side port.

Inventors: Kozik; Meir (Herzliya, IL)

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Expiration Date: 10/32013