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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; 222/129.3; 222/129.4
출원번호 US-0090156 (2002-03-05)
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출원인 / 주소
대리인 / 주소
    Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
인용정보 피인용 횟수 : 21  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...

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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...

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