|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||221/221 ; 221/119 ; 141/174|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 62 인용 특허 : 13|
An automated system for preparing and delivering postmix beverages in response to one or more drink orders being entered from a remote point of sale unit or a local keypad and including: a postmix beverage preparation assembly for dispensing ice and a selected postmix beverage into a cup; an oblong carousel type conveyor assembly including a plurality of upwardly open cup holders which are driven by a motor driven belt so as to pass beneath a cup dispensing station, an ice dispensing station, a beverage dispensing station, and a plurality of pick-up stat...
[ I claim:] [1.] An automated beverage dispensing system, comprising:a cup conveyor including a plurality of upwardly open cup holders for transporting beverage cups from a cup extraction station past a beverage dispensing station to one or more pick-up stations;a cup storage unit including a rotatable turret having a plurality of cup supply tubes of a selected size mounted thereon for holding a predetermined mix of different sized cups; anda cup gripper and extractor mechanism located adjacent the cup conveyor and including a pair of elongated cup gripp...