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특허 상세정보

Beverage dispenser including an improved electronic control system

국가/구분 United States(US) Patent 등록
국제특허분류(IPC7판) G06F-017/00   
미국특허분류(USC) 700/239; 700/231; 210/087; 222/061; 62/139
출원번호 US-0767248 (2001-01-22)
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출원인 / 주소
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    Christopher L. Makay
인용정보 피인용 횟수 : 22  인용 특허 : 15
초록

A beverage dispenser includes an electronic control system for controlling beverage dispenser components. The beverage dispenser components include at least a user interface, a dispensing valve, and a valve interface for regulating the delivery of a beverage from the dispensing valve. The electronic control system includes a microcontroller for monitoring the user interface and for activating the valve interface responsive to user input, thereby regulating the delivery of a beverage from the dispensing valve. The electronic control system further include...

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청구항

1. A method of controlling a carbonation system of a beverage dispenser, comprising the steps of:providing a beverage dispenser, comprising: a carbonation system including a liquid level monitoring system, and an electronic control system, comprising: a carbonation control to permit interfacing with the carbonation system, a microcontroller for controlling the carbonation control, and a program memory including a carbonation state machine for controlling the microcontroller, wherein the carbonation state machine includes an off state, a probes exposed st...

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