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특허 상세정보

Apparatus and method for brewing a beverage with a desired strength

국가/구분 United States(US) Patent 등록
국제특허분류(IPC7판) A47J-031/00   
미국특허분류(USC) 099/305; 099/299; 099/283
출원번호 US-0894783 (2004-07-20)
발명자 / 주소
출원인 / 주소
대리인 / 주소
    Stites &
인용정보 피인용 횟수 : 29  인용 특허 : 15

An apparatus and method for brewing coffee or a similar brewed beverage allows a consumer to select a desired strength, and then, a serving of the brewed beverage is promptly brewed and dispensed in response to that selection. Regardless of the selected strength, a constant volume of beverage results; in other words, the strength of the brewed beverage is not altered by merely adding or subtracting water.


The invention claimed is: 1. An apparatus for preparing and dispensing a brewed beverage, comprising: a plumbing system for delivering water to a brew head; a receptacle for receiving and positioning a quantity of a beverage component below the brew head; and a selector switch and associated control logic for controlling operation of said plumbing system, wherein the selector switch allows for the selection of one of the following discrete options--a first option in which the plumbing system and control logic causes a first predetermined volume of water...

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