|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||099/300; 099/280; 099/302.0R|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 78 인용 특허 : 22|
A method and apparatus for draining a component of a beverage forming system such as a coffee brewer. A tank used for holding and/or heating a beverage precursor liquid may be automatically drained. A beverage forming machine including a drain system may be self-contained in that the liquid drained from the tank is held by another tank that is part of the beverage forming machine. The tank into which the drained liquid is deposited may be removable from the beverage forming machine.
What is claimed is: 1. A beverage forming system comprising: a housing; a tank attached to the housing for holding a beverage precursor liquid; a reservoir that is configured to provide the beverage precursor liquid to the tank; a beverage forming station fluidically connected to the tank, the beverage forming station attached to the housing and configured to form a beverage in part by using the beverage precursor liquid; a supply system configured to provide beverage precursor liquid from the tank to the beverage forming station for forming the beverag...