Cold Beverage Dispenser

Patent No. 7,918,156

Issued: April 5, 2011
Filed: January 6, 2006

Inventors: Greenwald; Shlomo (Ithaca, NY), Greenwald; Zipora (Ithaca, NY)
Assignee: Greenwald Technologies, LLC (Ithaca, NY)

The invention presents a cold beverage dispenser which uses a heat exchanger to cool incoming water with a very cold closed loop of chilled coolant. Under control of a control system, the cooled water from the heat exchanger is mixed with uncooled in put water to regulate its temperature, then (if desired) carbonated. The regulated temperature water, optionally carbonated, is mixed with a liquid concentrate and dispensed at one or more dispensing stations. Preferably, the temperature, carbonation and strength of the dispensed beverage is controllable by the consumer.

Reference to Related Applications

This application claims an invention which was disclosed in Provisional Application No. 60/642,311, filed on Jan. 7, 2005, entitled "Beverage Dispenser with Disposable Pump". The benefit under 35 USC 119(e) of the United States provisional application is hereby claimed, and the aforementioned application is hereby incorporated herein by reference.

This application is a continuation-in-part of co-pending application Ser. No. 11/155,058 entitled "Beverage Dispenser", filed on Jun. 17, 2005, which application is incorporated herein by reference. The '058 application claimed the benefit of the provisional application listed above, and also Ser. Nos. 60/586,105, filed Jul. 7, 2004, entitled "Hot Beverage Dispenser" and 60/682,107, filed May 18, 2005, entitled "Plastic Pump for Beverage and Soap Dispensing"

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