|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||700/236; 700/231; 700/239; 222/146.6; 062/003.64; 705/028|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 66 인용 특허 : 119|
The present invention is an appliance supply distribution and dispensing system and method for distributing appliance supplies to a home or business and which involves a computerized system which facilitates dispensing or using one or more supplies from an appliance. The computerized system monitors the supply level(s) and, when necessary, automatically orders and delivers additional supplies. In addition, the computerized system automatically detects dispensing, use or appliance problems and orders and arranges for repair service.
1. A refrigerator having a processor operable to communicate with an order processing system, said refrigerator comprising:a housing;a support member connected to the housing, the support member operable to support a plurality of containers, each of the containers containing a drink supply of a different flavor;an apparatus connected to the housing, the apparatus operable to produce a plurality of different flavors of beverages, each of the beverages derived, at least in part, from one of the drink supplies;a sensing device communicating information to s...