|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||221/002; 221/021; 221/124; 221/126; 221/093; 221/094|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 39 인용 특허 : 5|
An automated system for dispensing condiment packets includes a magazine for storing a stack of condiment packets and a dispenser for metering out those condiment packets. Multiple magazines and dispensers can be combined in a single condiment delivery assembly, thereby providing the means for dispensing a variety of condiment flavors. The delivery assembly can be incorporated into a fast food vending machine or can be designed as a standalone unit.
The invention claimed is: 1. A system for dispensing food products, the system comprising: a first dispenser defining a first output channel; a first magazine for feeding a first set of rigid condiment packets to the first dispenser; and a controller for sending a first control signal to the first dispenser, the first control signal instructing the first dispenser to dispense a first specified quantity of the first set of rigid condiment packets from the first output channel, wherein each of the rigid condiment packets comprises a flange having a flange...