|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||062/389; 062/390; 062/392|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 42 인용 특허 : 170|
A beverage distribution and dispensing system and method for distributing drinks such as soda, juice and punch, to a home or business and which involves a computerized system which enables users to dispense such drinks from their refrigerator. The computerized system monitors its own supply levels and, when necessary, automatically orders and delivers drink syrups and CO2 gas supplies. The computerized system can automatically detect dispensing problems and orders and arranges for repair service.
The invention is claimed as follows: 1. A refrigerator comprising: a housing including a refrigeration compartment and at least one door which provides access to the refrigeration compartment; a drink supply apparatus supported by the housing, the drink supply apparatus configured to removably hold a plurality of removable drink supply containers, wherein each of the drink supply containers can contain a variable volume of drink syrup, and the drink syrup in each of the drink supply containers can have a different flavor; a water supply apparatus supp...