|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||222/030 ; 222/037 ; 222/023 ; 222/129.1 ; 222/641|
|§371/§102 date||19980420 (19980420)|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 84 인용 특허 : 9|
A multi-head drinks-dispensing apparatus having a group of drinks-dispensing heads each arranged for supply with drink ingredients through fluid control valves. A keypad has a first group of keys for selecting the type of drink and the dispensing head to be used, and a second group of keys for selecting the quantity of drink to be dispensed. Signals from those groups of keys are processed in a micro-processor, which energizes the relevant pair of valves to commence delivery of the selected drink without any delay. Dispensing of the selected drink is init...
[ I claim:] [1.] Multihead drinks dispensing apparatus comprising a plurality of spaced locations each arranged to receive a respective cup, a drinks dispensing head at each location for dispensing drink into the cup, each head including (i) a nozzle for supplying ingredients different to the ingredients supplied by any other head and (ii) associated control valve means for controlling the flow of drink ingredients under pressure from ingredient supply means to the nozzle for mixing there and delivery into the waiting cup, a common control array for said...