Patent Number: 8,584,912

Title: Discharger for discharging bulk material through an opening

Abstract: A discharge valve assembly is provided for discharging bulk material from a container having an opening formed in the lower portion thereof. The discharge valve assembly includes a discharge valve that is movable between opened and closed positions and typically disposed adjacent the opening in the container. An actuating assembly is operatively connected to the discharge valve for moving the discharge valve between open and close positions. The discharge valve includes a pair of generally flat surfaces that form at least a part of an upper portion of the discharge valve. The generally flat surfaces of the discharge valve taper generally inwardly and upwardly. Further, the pair of generally flat surfaces extend upwardly and inwardly and wherein there is formed about a top of the discharge valve a horizontal edge that extends horizontally across the discharge valve and above a substantial portion of the pair of generally flat surfaces.

Inventors: Nix; Andy (Oak Island, NC)


International Classification: B05B 7/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/19/12018