|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||221/8 ; 221/96 ; 222/1294 ; 222/132|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 49 인용 특허 : 7|
A non-attended, coin-operated, postmix, cup vender using a cup holder and dropper mechanism, bag-in-box syrup packages, syrup pumps, a conventional counter electric beverage dispenser, a standard ice maker and dispenser and an electronic control to enable the customer to receive a full cup of beverage regardless of the amount of ice selected. The electronic control means also guides the customer through the operation using sequenced lighting displays and messages. The vender includes separate dispense and vend modules.
In a beverage cup vender having a housing and a coin mechanism in said housing for initiating the dispensing cycle; the improvement comprising: (a) a plurality of separate consumer activated stations comprising: (1) a cup size selection station, including means for selecting the cup size to be vended, said means providing a first output signal; (2) a cup drop station including a vending port in a front panel of said housing; (3) an ice dispensing station including means for dispensing an amount of ice to be determined by a consumer into a cup placed by t...