|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||99/281 ; 99/285 ; 219/505|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 65 인용 특허 : 0|
A coffee machine includes a microcomputer, a heater 14 and a thermistor element 17. The microcomputer is programmed to respond to several different temperature level signals provided by the element 17 for fully controlling operation of the heater. The machine has a pre-heat cycle, where the rate of temperature rise is slowed down, and an automatic cleaning cycle when required.
A coffee making machine, comprising: water reservoir, a hopper for holding coffee grounds and positioned for receiving water from the reservoir, a container mountable below the hopper for collecting coffee from the hopper, the container defining a temperature, a water passageway through which water is conveyed from the reservoir to a location above the hopper, a heater having a heating element for heating water in the passageway, the heater defining a temperature, the heater being operable to heat water from the reservoir at a water heating rate, the hea...