|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||099/305; 099/300; 099/302.R; 099/280|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 94 인용 특허 : 28|
A system for dispensing a metered volume of heated water to the brew chamber of a single serve beverage dispenser. The system includes a storage tank for containing a supply of unheated water and a dispensing tank. A delivery line communicates with the brew chamber and with the dispensing tank at an intermediate level demarcating the interior of dispensing tank into upper and lower compartment. The volume of the upper compartment is equal to the metered volume. A vent valve communicates via a vent line with the upper compartment. A supply line connects t...
We claim: 1. A beverage forming system, comprising: a storage tank adapted to hold liquid used in forming at least one beverage; a dispensing tank in fluid communication with the storage tank and adapted to hold a metered volume of liquid; a brew chamber adapted to receive the metered volume of liquid for formation of at least one beverage; a pump adapted to move liquid from the storage tank to the dispensing tank; a sensor in the dispensing tank to sense a liquid level in the dispensing tank; and a controller adapted to control the pump to provide a de...