|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||99/304 ; 222/464|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 42 인용 특허 : 16|
Hot water in a supply tank (38) of a coffee maker, (20) is dispensed through a shut-off valve including a tube (84) at a uniform rate for a preselected time period until the open inlet (84C) of the tube (84) is raised above the surface level (110) of the water to not only stop the flow but to also drain and steam clean the tube (84) of any residual water to prevent the formation of mineral and lime deposits which undesirably alter the flow rate. A brewing strength by-pass valve assembly (80) for passing diluted hot water to an urn (24A or 24B) is drawn f...
In a beverage maker having a supply tank with a dispenser outlet hole and means for maintaining the surface of any liquid in the supply tank at a substantially fixed preselected level, the improvement being a shut-off dispenser valve for selectively blocking and enabling removal of any liquid within the supply tank through the dispenser outlet hole at a uniform rate, comprising: a tube having a tubular body extending through the dispenser outlet hole between a fixed end portion with a free valve outlet opening outside of the supply tank, and a distal end...