Resources Contact Us Home
Multi-flavored hot beverage dispenser

Image Number 4 for United States Patent #6419120.

Discloses a multi-flavour hot beverage dispenser apparatus adapted to dispense a selected flavour hot drink. The dispenser apparatus has hopper to hold a base powder. The hopper includes a hopper dispenser outlet including a motor driven auger to dispense the base powder from the hopper and a hot water boiler and hot water dispense valve. The hot water boiler has controlled heating means to heat the water to the desired temperature. A plurality of liquid flavour dispensers is provided with one or more dispensers selectively activatable to dispense a flavour syrup to flavour the dispensed hot drink to the desired flavour. The liquid flavouring supply is remote from the beverage dispenser allowing a compact sized dispenser which requires minimal counter space that does not increase with increasing flavour selection offerings. A mixer mixes the hot drink constituents to produce the selected flavour of hot drink indicated by a user by depressing a dispense key corresponding to the desired size and flavour of drink to be dispensed. A portion controlled or push and hold dispense cycle is described. In addition, drink constituent supply sensors are disclosed which operate to disable hot drink dispensing when a supply is low.

  Recently Added Patents
Method and apparatus for reducing combiner loss in a multi-sector, omni-base station
Application identity design
Display device and electronic appliance using the display device
Pet feeder
Wireless communication system, wireless communication apparatus, and wireless communication method
Folding rigid box
Apparatus and method for fast tag hit
  Randomly Featured Patents
Method and apparatus for alignment of sheet material for printing or performing other work operations thereon
Method for protecting opportunity to transmit data frame in wireless LAN system
Automatic regulator for breathing apparatus
Aqueous gels for plugging fractures in subterranean formation and production of said aqueous gels
Continuous hip-joint motion machine
Step structure for vehicles
Service licensing and maintenance for networks
Phenol resin, use of a phenol resin as well as moulded product formed therefrom
Ground stabilized transportable drop hammer