|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||099/299; 099/279; 099/304; 099/306; 099/307|
|§371/§102 date||20090813 (20090813)|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 6 인용 특허 : 27|
A coffee maker comprises a filter basket assembly that enables two coffee dispensing modes. The assembly comprises a filter basket, an actuator that cooperates with a carafe and a motor driven valve. The actuator stops coffee from dispensing when the carafe is removed, but can be defeated by the user to dispense into a cup or mug when the carafe is absent.
1. A filter basket assembly device for a drip filter coffee maker having both a carafe mode and a single serve mode, the device comprising: a filter basket body for holding a coffee filter, the body having a lower surface in which there is a through opening comprising a valve seat;a valve member carried by a valve stem cooperating with the valve seat, the valve member being biased into a normally closed position with respect to the valve seat;an actuator resides below the through opening and is coupled to the valve stem;the actuator is shaped and adapted...