|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||992/81 ; 909/285 ; 426/433|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 46 인용 특허 : 40|
A coffee maker having interchangeable carafes, a serial heating system, and a centrifugal brewing system. The coffee maker includes a glass carafe and a thermal carafe, either of which interchangeably fits within a carafe cavity. The presence of the glass carafe activates a heating element positioned under the carafe. The thermal carafe does not. The centrifugal brewing system includes a showerhead for distributing water at radially spaced locations over a rotating grounds basket. The control for the serial heating system activates and deactivates the he...
[ The embodiment of the claims in which an exclusive property or privilege is claimed are defined as follows:] [3.]3. A coffee maker, comprising:a heating source for heating a carafe and its contents;a first carafe;a second carafe;a carafe indicator in contact with said first or second carafe when said carafe is in contact with said heating source, said indicator monitoring which of said first or second carafes is in contact with said heating source; anda control system activating said heating source when said first carafe is in contact with said heating...