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특허 상세정보

System and method for managing the generation of brewed beverages using shared resources

국가/구분 United States(US) Patent 등록
국제특허분류(IPC7판) G06F-017/00    G05B-015/00    G05B-019/00    G05B-021/00    G06Q-020/00    A47J-031/40    A23F-005/00   
미국특허분류(USC) 700/231; 700/239; 700/266; 705/016; 099/280; 426/433
출원번호 US-0359063 (2012-01-26)
등록번호 US-8515574 (2013-08-20)
발명자 / 주소
출원인 / 주소
대리인 / 주소
    Reising Ethington P.C.
인용정보 피인용 횟수 : 16  인용 특허 : 17

A system that generates brewed beverages may receive requests to produce specified brewed beverages. The system may include a scheduler that initiates and controls the performance of one or more chemical or mechanical processes to produce the beverages. While one chemical or mechanical process for producing a beverage is being performed, other processes may be performed for production of the beverage or another beverage. The scheduler may determine the time at which to perform each process, the time at which a beverage should be presented, the resources ...


1. An apparatus, comprising: an input mechanism that is configured to receive requests to produce brewed beverages;a controller that is configured to control the performance of a plurality of chemical or mechanical processes, each of which contributes to the production of a brewed beverage or a component thereof; anda plurality of mechanical components, each of which is configured for use during the performance of at least one of the plurality of chemical or mechanical processes;wherein in response to receiving a request to produce a specified brewed bev...

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