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1. WO2021007043 - BEVERAGE DISPENSER WITH BEVERAGE-LEVEL INDICATOR

Publication Number WO/2021/007043
Publication Date 14.01.2021
International Application No. PCT/US2020/039696
International Filing Date 25.06.2020
IPC
G06Q 30/00 2012.01
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
QDATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
30Commerce, e.g. shopping or e-commerce
G06Q 20/32 2012.01
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
QDATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
20Payment architectures, schemes or protocols
30characterised by the use of specific devices
32using wireless devices
B65B 3/00 2006.01
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
BMACHINES, APPARATUS OR DEVICES FOR, OR METHODS OF, PACKAGING ARTICLES OR MATERIALS; UNPACKING
3Packaging plastic material, semiliquids, liquids or mixed solids and liquids, in individual containers or receptacles, e.g. bags, sacks, boxes, cartons, cans or jars
CPC
B67D 1/0878
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
67OPENING, CLOSING ; OR CLEANING; BOTTLES, JARS OR SIMILAR CONTAINERS; LIQUID HANDLING
DDISPENSING, DELIVERING OR TRANSFERRING LIQUIDS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
1Apparatus or devices for dispensing beverages on draught
08Details
0878Safety, warning or controlling devices
G01F 23/22
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
FMEASURING VOLUME, VOLUME FLOW, MASS FLOW OR LIQUID LEVEL; METERING BY VOLUME
23Indicating or measuring liquid level, or level of fluent solid material, e.g. indicating in terms of volume, indicating by means of an alarm
22by measurement of physical variables, other than linear dimensions, pressure or weight, dependent on the level to be measured, e.g. by difference of heat transfer of steam or water
Applicants
  • PEPSICO, INC. [US]/[US]
Inventors
  • MOSKOWITZ, Steven Philip
Agents
  • RYGIEL, Mark W.
  • GAJEWSKI, Daniel A.
  • BODENSTEIN, Matthew S.
  • BEZOS, Salvador M.
  • CALVO, Paul A.
  • CAMARCE, Christian
  • CIMBALA, Michele A.
  • COLLER III, Richard D.
  • CONKLIN, Kyle
  • DURKIN, Tracy-Gene G.
  • EISENBERG, Jason D.
  • ELLISON, Eldora L.
  • ESMOND, Robert W.
  • FEATHERSTONE, Donald J.
  • FRUEAUF, Jeremiah B.
  • GOLDSTEIN, Jorge A.
  • HELVEY, Jeffrey T.
  • HICKS, Ross
  • HOLOUBEK, Michelle K.
  • JACKMAN, Peter A.
  • KIM, Ji-Eun
  • LEE, Michael Q.
  • LONGSWORTH, Gaby L.
  • MILLONIG, Robert C.
  • MUTSCHELKNAUS, Joseph
  • NANNENGA-COMBS, Bonnie
  • PICKARD, Byron L.
  • RAY, Michael B.
  • GILLENTINE, Marsha Rose
  • COVERT, John
  • SHEA, JR., Timothy J.
  • SOKOHL, Robert E.
  • SPECHT, Michael D.
  • STEFFE, Eric K.
  • STERLING, Deborah A.
  • STERNE, Robert Greene
  • TUMINARO, Jonathan
  • WRIGHT, Jon E.
  • BANOWIT, Donald R.
  • YONAN, Daniel E.
  • DESAI, Nirav N.
  • POWERS III, R. Wilson
  • FITZSIMMONS, Jason A.
  • KENTON, JR., Lestin L.
  • BLOCK, Daniel S.
  • RICHARDSON, Ryan C.
  • BEMBEN, Richard M.
  • HOLMAN, David H.
  • GLENN, Dallin G.
  • PHERO, Graham C.
Priority Data
16/509,31711.07.2019US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) BEVERAGE DISPENSER WITH BEVERAGE-LEVEL INDICATOR
(FR) DISTRIBUTEUR DE BOISSON AYANT UN INDICATEUR DE NIVEAU DE BOISSON
Abstract
(EN)
A beverage dispenser having a beverage-level indicating system. The beverage dispenser includes a housing and a dispensing head arranged on the housing for dispensing a beverage into a beverage container. The beverage dispenser further includes a beverage-level sensor arranged on the housing and which determines a beverage level within the beverage container without contacting the beverage within the beverage container, a beverage-level indicator that provides a visual indication of the beverage level within the beverage container, and a control unit that causes the beverage-level indicator to indicate the beverage level within the beverage container based on the beverage level as determined by the beverage-level sensor.
(FR)
L'invention concerne un distributeur de boisson ayant un système d'indication de niveau de boisson. Le distributeur de boisson comprend un boîtier et une tête de distribution disposée sur le boîtier pour distribuer une boisson dans un récipient de boisson. Le distributeur de boisson comprend en outre un capteur de niveau de boisson disposé sur le boîtier et qui détermine un niveau de boisson dans le récipient de boisson sans entrer en contact avec la boisson à l'intérieur du récipient de boisson, un indicateur de niveau de boisson qui fournit une indication visuelle du niveau de boisson dans le récipient de boisson, et une unité de commande qui amène l'indicateur de niveau de boisson à indiquer le niveau de boisson dans le récipient de boisson sur la base du niveau de boisson tel que déterminé par le capteur de niveau de boisson.
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