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US6779485: Automatic distributor of fish food for aquariums

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Filing Information

Inventor(s) Valerio Bresolin ·
Assignee(s) Hydor SRL ·
Attorney/Agent(s) Griffin & Szipl, P.C. ·
Primary Examiner Peter M. Poon ·
Assistant Examiner Andrea M. Valenti ·
Application Number US10154849
Filing date 05/28/2002
Issue date 08/24/2004
Prior Publication Data
Predicted expiration date 05/28/2022
U.S. Classifications 119/510.4  · 222/63  · 119/571.1  · 119/579.2  · 119/269  · 222/553  · 222/638  · 222/650  · 119/210  ·
International Classifications --
Kind CodeB2
International Classifications 119 5104 · 119210 · 119212 · 119230 · 119242 · 119269 · 119 5111 · 119 571 · 119 5792 · 119245 · 222 63 · 222553 · 222638 · 222650 ·
Foreign Priority ITVE2001A0032 - 07/17/2001 ·
17 Claims, 4 Drawings


Abstract

An automatic distributor of fish food for aquariums comprising a rotating container (30) for fish food, a cover (40), an electric motor (53) and transmission (54) for transmitting the motion to the rotating container (30). At the bottom (31) of the container (30) there is an housing (14) for the electric motor (53) and the transmission (54), and furthermore the rotation axis of the rotating container (30) is aligned with the motor axis of the electric motor (53).

Independent Claims | See all claims (17)

  1. 1. An automatic distributor of fish food for aquariums comprising: a container for fish food rotating around a substantially horizontal rotation axis and provided with an opening, near the free end of the container, for exit of fish food by gravity; a cover applied on the container; motor means provided with a rotation axis and transmission means for transmitting motion from the motor means to the container, wherein a motoreducer comprises the motor means and the transmission means; and control means for programming rotation of the container, wherein the container has at a bottom a recess forming a housing for the motor means and the transmission means, wherein the rotation axis of the container is aligned with a motor axis of the motor means.
  2. 13. An automatic distributor of fish food for aquariums comprising: a container for fish food rotating around a substantially horizontal rotation axis and provided with an opening, near the free end of the container, for exit of fish food by gravity; a cover applied on the container; motor means provided with a rotation axis and transmission means for transmitting motion from the motor means to the container; control means for programing rotation of the container, wherein the container has at a bottom a recess forming a housing for the motor means and the transmission means, wherein the rotation axis of the container is aligned with a motor axis of the motor means; and a selector key, having at least two operative positions, which supplies input data to an electronic card at each operative position corresponding to a predetermined number of revolutions the container has to make after a predetermined time period.
  3. 15. An automatic distributor according to 14, wherein at each of said three operative positions the predetermined time period corresponds to 24, 12 and 8 hours.

References Cited

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Foreign Patent Documents

Document NumberAssigneesInventorsIssue/Pub Date
GB2151442*BENSON DOROTHY IVATTJul 1985
GB2170087*BEAMAN CARLETON ARDERN HULMEJul 1986
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GB2241858*LACY DENIS JOHNSep 1991
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Patent Family

Document NumberAssigneeInventorsIssue/Pub Date
ITVE20010032 HYDOR SRL BRESOLIN VALERIO Jan 2003
US20030015143 HYDOR SRL Valerio Bresolin Jan 2003
US6779485 Hydor SRL Valerio Bresolin Aug 2004