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특허 상세정보

Self-monitoring, intelligent fountain dispenser

국가/구분 United States(US) Patent 등록
국제특허분류(IPC7판) B67D-005/56   
미국특허분류(USC) 222/001; 222/039; 222/063; 222/1293; 222/1294
출원번호 US-0562315 (2000-05-01)
발명자 / 주소
출원인 / 주소
대리인 / 주소
    Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, L.L.P.
인용정보 피인용 횟수 : 23  인용 특허 : 34
초록

An intelligent fountain dispenser performs automated control and systems diagnostics in real time. The intelligent fountain dispenser includes a controller in electrical communication with a syrup valve, a water valve, a carbonator valve, a water level sensor, a flowmeter, and an input panel. The intelligent fountain dispenser also includes a dispenser housing and a carbonator tank. Water and carbon dioxide mix in the carbonator tank to produce carbonated water. The carbonator valve supplies water to the carbonator tank in accordance with instructions re...

대표
청구항

1. A method for dispensing a fountain beverage comprising:removably attaching a selected one of a plurality of consumer interfaces having differing configurations to a dispenser housing; providing each of the plurality of consumer interfaces with a distinct signature resistor; determining the particular configuration of the selected consumer interface removably attached to the dispenser housing based on information communicated between the signature resistor of the selected consumer interface; and dispensing a fountain beverage with a controller in elect...

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