Patent Number: 6,308,748

Title: Sealable recovery vessel system and method for accessing valved containers

Abstract: A container access system and method for accessing the contents of a container within a sealed containment vessel. A preferred embodiment of the access system includes a sealable vessel for housing a container to be accessed, a remotely operated container valve actuator within the vessel, and a tapping assembly positioned within the containment vessel for accessing the contents of a target container. One or more fluid seals may be made with access mechanisms and the target container. An access mechanism capable of inserting a dip tube into the container to facilitate liquid removal.

Inventors: Nickens; Dan A. (Windermere, FL), Mattern; Charles C. (Clermonte, FL), Carlson; John (Kingwood, TX), Prior; Jim (Sanford, FL)

Assignee: Earth Resources Corporation

International Classification: B09B 3/00 (20060101); B67B 007/46 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018