|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 18 인용 특허 : 12|
A method, apparatus, and related beverage profiles for on-demand heating of liquid used for beverage dispensing where such heating is dynamically variable according to the applicable profile. The apparatus includes a heating unit, electronic controller, and sensing devices. A water tank supplies the heating unit via a water pump controlled by the controller that also controls the heating unit. Feedback control loops provide control data to the controller to optimize liquid temperatures for a given beverage type in accordance with predetermined profiles.
What is claimed is: 1. An apparatus for optimizing variable liquid temperatures within a beverage machine, said apparatus comprising: a heating unit for heating a liquid flowing therethrough; a power supply for activating said heating unit; an electronic controller for variably controlling an input power supplied to said heating unit by said power supply; feedback means for providing sensed data representing time of day, time since last brewing and fluctuations in power supply voltage to said electronic controller; and wherein said input power is varied...