|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||99/299 ; 99/306 ; 99/279|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 21 인용 특허 : 10|
A spring-biased valve lever on the bottom of a coffee maker brew basket is pivoted to open the brewed liquid outlet of the brew basket in response to the rotation of a valve actuator caused by the placement of a carafe on the warmer plate of the coffee maker. The valve actuator is mounted for rotation about a vertical axis and has two horizontally movable arms, one which is engaged by the carafe and one which engages and presses downwardly on the rearward end of the valve lever.
[ Having thus described our invention, we claim:] [1.] A coffee maker having a pause-serve mechanism comprising:a housing having a base for supporting a carafe, an upright pedestal, and a head supported by the pedestal;a brew basket supported by the head over a carafe supported on the base, said brew basket having an outlet through which brewed coffee can flow downwardly into the carafe;a valve lever pivotally mounted on the bottom of the brew basket having a forward end and a rearward end;a valve element mounted on said valve lever intermediate said for...