Hot/Cold Beverage Dispenser and Method

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United States of America Patent

APP PUB NO 20140305316A1





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A beverage dispenser for dispensing either a hot or cold beverage, for example tea, from a common mixing chamber and a method for making and/or operating the same is disclosed. The dispense has a source of hot water, usually a heater, and a source of water, a refrigeration system to cool the water and one or more sources of flavor. The hot or cold water, or both can be provided to the common or same, mixing chamber and mixed assisted with a static and/or dynamic mixer and then dispensed. The last portion of the water is used to rinse for the next beverage. Flavor or syrup pump current is sensed to provide the appropriate amount of flavor concentrate to a known quantity of water to form a beverage of appropriate strength or syrup.

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Difatta, Vincenzo Wood Dale, US 17 44
Gheorghe, Bogdan M Oak Park, US 2 2
Ivancevic, Dusan N Carol Stream, US 6 21
Njaastad, David K Palatine, US 19 65
Prochaska, Daniel Elgin, US 2 2
Sanchez, Fernando Chicago, US 13 19
Sevcik, Scott E Crystal Lake, US 6 5
Tobler, Andrew J Geneva, US 11 53
Zoellick, Kurt F Oak Park, US 2 2

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