|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||222/103 ; 222/92 ; 222/107 ; 222/1291|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 22 인용 특허 : 9|
An apparatus and method for dispensing an individual beverage serving are disclosed wherein a rupturable packet containing a flavoring constituent is ruptured by a mechanically actuated platen. Platen movement during the dispensing cycle is controlled by a specially configured cam and dependent upon predetermined volumes of flavoring constituent and gas within the packet. A nozzle assembly is employed for mixing the flavoring constituent with a base liquid and includes a deflector for insuring substantially uniform mixing and elimination of undesired foa...
A system for dispensing an individual serving of a beverage containing both a liquid flavoring constituent and a base liquid, said system comprising: a rupturable packet containing a predetermined volume of said flavoring constituent and a predetermined volume of gas; means for delivering said base liquid to a nozzle; a packet rupturing mechanism including a wall and a platen adapted to receive and rupture said packet thereby discharging said flavoring constituent into said nozzle; and platen control and drive means for continuously controlling the movem...