|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||992/85 ; 993/23 ; 992/79|
|§371/§102 date||19990616 (19990616)|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 47 인용 특허 : 3|
A temperature sensor is associated with a dose-holder in the coffee machine and is adapted to detect the thermal status thereof. The temperature sensor is connected to a measurement device that measures the temperature sensed and a signaling device for signaling the measured temperature positioned to be visible for the user.
[ What is claimed is:] [1.] An espresso coffee machine comprisinga dose-holder (1),a temperature sensor (4) associated to the dose-holder (1) to sense the temperature of the dose-holder after the machine is turned on and before starting coffee brewing,a measurement device (8) connected to the temperature sensor (4) to measure the temperature sensed by the temperature sensor (4), anda display (9) on the outside of the machine associated to the measurement device (8) to indicate the temperature or that a desired temperature has been reached.