|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||426/433 ; 426/231|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 20 인용 특허 : 0|
An automatic beverage brewing apparatus including a brew chamber assembly with a throat in a top portion, a drain in a bottom portion, and a filter positioned therebetween. A movable piston controllably opens and closes the throat and drain during brewing and flushing cycles. A discharge line from the brew chamber has a controllable discharge valve to direct flow from the brew chamber through a dispensing line, a waste line, or to prevent flow though either line. Water may be controllably accumulated in the brew chamber by controlling the discharge valve...
A method of automatically brewing a beverage in a machine having a brew chamber and a centrally disposed piston operatively positioned extending therethrough, said method comprising the steps of: introducing a brewing substance into said chamber; introducing a quantity of heated water into the brew chamber for floating the brewing substance; steeping the brewing substance in said water for a predetermined period of time; then introducing additional heated water into said chamber while dispensing brewed beverage from said chamber and subsequently terminat...