A server for retaining and dispensing a heated beverage. The server includes an insulated server body for reducing heat transfer of heat from the liquid beverage retained therein. A sump is provided in the server body at a lower portion thereof for draining beverage from the server. The sump has a minimal cross sectional area …

Legal parties

Inventors (applicants): Burton L. Hart
Assignees (initial): Bunn-O-Matic Corporation (Springfield, US)
Agents: Barnes & Thornburg LLP (attorney)

The application was examined by Reginald L Alexander (USPTO dept. 3742)


  • 1. A beverage server for retaining a liquid beverage to be dispensed therefrom, the beverage …
  • 2. The beverage server of claim 1 , the server body further comprising an inner …
  • 3. The beverage server of claim 1 , further comprising the faucet being configured of a material …

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Brief Description of the Drawings

The present disclosure will be described hereafter with reference to the attached drawings which are given as a non-limiting example only, in which: FIG. 1 is a partial fragmentary cross-sectional …



A variety of servers have been developed to receive, retain and dispense beverages. Such servers are often referred to as “thermal servers.” A thermal jacket is provided as a component …

Cross-Reference to Related Application

This patent application is a U.S. Nationalization of international application no. PCT/US2007/069397, filed May 21, 2007, which claims the benefit of priority under 35 U.S.C. §119(e) to U.S. Provisional Patent …

Detailed Description

While the present disclosure may be susceptible to embodiment in different forms, there is shown in the drawings, and herein will be described in detail, embodiments with the understanding …

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Miscellaneous patent data

The patent was extended by 725 days, the examination was conducted by Reginald L Alexander, the main examiner (3742 USPTO department), the exemplary patent drawings are further embodiment of an interface, Side Exit Faucet Server, Embodiment of an interface hub, Partial fragmentary cross-sectional diagrammatic view, the recorded agent's company is Barnes & Thornburg LLP, categorized under Beverage as a primary classification, the patent particularly claims a beverage server for retaining a liquid beverage to be dispensed therefrom…, invented by Burton L. Hart, numbered 12/301,256 (application), the grant publication date is May. 28, 2013, the invention is named Side Exit Faucet Server, the exemplary claims include number 1, the invention details are shown in 7 figures, the assignee location is Springfield (US); its company is Bunn-O-Matic Corporation, the assignee is a United States company, the known applicant's name is Burton L. Hart, the applicant's address - Auburn, IL, the application publication date is May. 21, 2007, illustrated by 6 drawings, the grant number is 08448564 (publication number), similar categories include Movably connected mold sections, screen to separate products, valved gas passages, piston type, Subject matter not provided for in other groups of this subclass, provided with an additional hand lever, Textile type, Arrangements of liquid meters, Subdividing into plural products, rotary type, the known inventor's name is Hart Burton L., the inventor's location - Auburn, IL, 18 claims comprise the protection scope.

Invention classification information

The invention is classified under Beverage, For bottom discharge dispenser supported on horizontal surface, For use as, or as part of, a stationary beverage dispenser, Combined, Jacketed, Apparatus or devices for transferring liquids from bulk storage containers or reservoirs into vehicles or into portable containers, e.g. for retail sale purposes, Jacketed, Apparatus or devices for dispensing beverages on draught. The designated search classifications include Jacketed, For a beverage, Beverage, Thermally insulated receptacle, Hot beverage means, For use as, or as part of, a stationary beverage dispenser, For bottom discharge dispenser supported on horizontal surface, For heated contents, Combined, Jacketed, For use with a heated fluent medium.

Patent details
Publication number 08448564
Publication date May. 28, 2013
Kind code B2
Application number 12/301,256
Application date May. 21, 2007
Application type U
Application series code 12
Int. pub. country WO
Int. pub. number WO2007/137238
Int. publication Nov. 29, 2007
Int. filing country WO
Int. filing PCT/US2007/069397
Filed internationally May. 21, 2007
National stage date Jan. 7, 2009
Extension term 725
National classification 99/275
Total number of claims 18
Exemplary claims 1
Number of drawings 6
Number of figures 7
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