A beverage dispenser comprises a diluent delivery system, concentrate delivery system, mixing and dispensing system, and control system. The concentrate delivery system employs a positive displacement pump. The control system receives package-specific information from a scanner and diluent flow rate information from the flowmeter, and then determines the pump speed in order to set a desired …

Legal parties

Inventors (applicants): James J. Minard, Mark E. Bush
Assignees (initial): Carrier Corporation (Farmington, US)
Agents: Cantor Colburn LLP (attorney)

The application was examined by Shawntina Fuqua (USPTO dept. 3742)


  • 1. A machine-readable label for a package of a concentrate to be used in a beverage …
  • 2. The machine-readable label of claim 1 , wherein said further indicium indicates an expiration …
  • 3. The machine-readable label of claim 1 , wherein said further indicium indicates an identity …

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Brief Description of the Drawings

The foregoing, and other features and advantages of the invention, as well as the invention itself, will be more fully understood from the description, drawings and claims that follow. The drawings …


Technical Field

The invention generally relates to liquid or semi-liquid dispensing systems in general, and more particularly, to beverage dispensers where one or more concentrates are mixed in a potable liquid according …

Detailed Description of the Invention

Features of the invention may work by itself or in combination as shall be apparent to by one skilled in the art. The lack of repetition is meant for brevity …

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Miscellaneous patent data

The invention is named Data Input System in Postmix Dispenser, the grant publication date is Apr. 8, 2014, 18 claims comprise the protection scope, the published agent's organization is Cantor Colburn LLP, illustrated by 16 drawings, numbered 12/094,344 (application), categorized under Beverage as a primary classification, the application publication date is Dec. 12, 2005, the patent was extended by 1581 days, the grant number is 08689677 (publication number), invented by James J. Minard et al., the exemplary claims include number 1, the patent particularly claims a machine-readable label for a package of a concentrate to be used in a beverage…, similar categories include feed supply, Apparatus or devices for dispensing beverages on draught, Apparatus or devices for controlling flow of liquids under gravity from storage containers for dispensing purposes, Arrangements of devices for purifying liquids to be transferred, e.g. of filters, of air or water separators, Interchangeable position type, Interrelated drive means for huller and gas-move, penetrating cutter, Suspending, reeling or storing devices, piston type, Means feeding diverse center material, the known inventor's name is James J. Minard, the inventor's city is Rockton, state - IL, the assignee is a United States company, was examined by 3742 USPTO department, the examiner - Shawntina Fuqua, located in Farmington (US), the assignee organization is Carrier Corporation, the exemplary patent drawings are Illustration of a perspective view, cut-away view largely along line, Cut-away view of an embodiment, Data Input System in Postmix, the invention details are shown in 22 figures, the applicant's name is Bush Mark E., the applicant's city - Rockton, state - IL.

Invention classification information

The invention is classified under Apparatus or devices for dispensing beverages on draught, Systems involving sampling of the variable controlled, Beverage. The designated search classifications include With ingredient charge measuring, With Recorder, Register, Indicator, Signal or Exhibitor, Heating only, Cabinet-type dispenser for single mixed drinks, Processes of Dispensing, Automatic Control, Cooling only, Transparent flow-line section, Beverage, Records, By weight, volume or pressure of a second dispensed material, Sight openings, Mechanical control system, Plural measured charges in single drink, With vending, Nonreactive mixing process, With wall-collapsing means, Insertable cartridge or removable container, Motor control.

Patent details
Publication number 08689677
Publication date Apr. 8, 2014
Kind code B2
Application number 12/094,344
Application date Dec. 12, 2005
Application type U
Application series code 12
Int. pub. country WO
Int. pub. number WO2007/070032
Int. publication Jun. 21, 2007
Int. filing country WO
Int. filing PCT/US2005/045089
Filed internationally Dec. 12, 2005
National stage date Oct. 7, 2008
Extension term 1581
National classification 99/275
Total number of claims 18
Exemplary claims 1
Number of drawings 16
Number of figures 22
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