|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||099/275; 099/323.3; 099/290; 222/129.1; 222/145.5|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 4 인용 특허 : 8|
The present invention is directed to a dispensing machine and method for making a beverage. The dispensing machine of this invention has a delivery means which can deliver beverage precursor and beverage enhancing component with a single pump. The method results in a beverage, such as a tea-based beverage, that has superior quality, and the dispensing machine is quieter and more energy efficient than standard beverage dispensing machines.
What is claimed is: 1. A dispensing machine comprising: (a) a conduit for transporting beverage enhancing component attached to a storage device comprising beverage enhancing component; and (b) a pre-pump conduit attached to a storage compartment comprising beverage precursor wherein the beverage enhancing component and beverage precursor are pumped within the dispensing machine with and through a single food grade pump to a post-pump conduit and the beverage precursor and beverage enhancing component mix prior to the food grade pump in the pre-pump con...