|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||99/293 ; 99/286 ; 99/304|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 27 인용 특허 : 3|
A coffee maker includes a water reservoir, a heater coupled to the water reservoir, a conduit coupled to the heater, a coffee filter holder, a condensate chamber for channeling steam condensate to the water reservoir, and a fluid distributor operatively connected between the conduit, filter holder and condensate chamber. The fluid distributor channels hot water from the conduit to the filter holder and collects and condenses steam produced from the filter holder and conduit, thus preventing escape of steam into the interior of the coffee maker.
[ I claim:] [1.] A coffee maker comprising:(a) a water reservoir;(b) a heater connected to said water reservoir for providing a hot water source;(c) a conduit operatively connected to said hot water source;(d) a filter holder for holding a coffee filter and a quantity of coffee;(e) a condensate chamber for channeling steam condensate to said water reservoir; and(f) fluid distribution means operatively connected between said conduit, said filter holder and said condensate chamber, said fluid distribution means comprising a flow chamber and a filter cover ...