|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||222/146.6; 222/001; 222/014; 222/065; 222/066; 222/129.1; 222/134; 222/135; 222/145.5|
|§371/§102 date||20100210 (20100210)|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 2 인용 특허 : 10|
A semi-frozen beverage dispenser with an improved flow proportioning mechanism is provided. In a filling cycle, a first valve regulating the syrup flow opens first to deliver a predetermined volume before it closes and a second valve regulating the water flow opens to deliver a volume according to the desired water to syrup ratio. A common flow sensor measures the liquid flow volume for both the syrup and water and provides the information to the control system. If it takes too long to deliver the expected volume, the system gives out a liquid-low warnin...
1. A semi-frozen beverage dispenser comprising: a mixing container;a first valve situated in a syrup pathway for regulating a syrup flow into the mixing container;a second valve situated in a diluent pathway for regulating a diluent flow into the mixing container;a flow sensor situated downstream of both valves and upstream of the mixing container for generating a signal relating to the volume of any liquid flow that has passed by the sensor; anda control system in electronic communication with the flow sensor for receiving its signal, the control system...