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Robert J Reese, Gerald J Podgorny, Franklin D Newkirk, Mark S Schmitz, George R Fink: Hot beverage brewing apparatus. Unidynamics Corporation, Senniger Powers Leavitt & Roedel, October 11, 1994: US05353692 (44 worldwide citation)

A hot beverage brewing and dispensing machine having a brewing cylinder for receiving a hot liquid and a beverage product for brewing, a base member beneath the brewing cylinder with a brewed liquid outlet through which beverage brewed in the brewing chamber can flow, a seal between the base member ...


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Robert J Reese, Franklin D Newkirk: Ingredient mixing bowl and moisture reduction system for a vending machine. Crane Co, Senniger Powers Leavitt & Roedel, November 24, 1998: US05839610 (29 worldwide citation)

An ingredient mixing apparatus and moisture reduction system for a liquid vending machine which is capable of mixing a predetermined portion of dry ingredient with a liquid and vending the resultant mixture. The ingredient mixing apparatus includes a mixing bowl which has a cylindrical upper portion ...


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Andrew F Poag, Franklin D Newkirk: Coffee bean delivery and grinding system. Unidynamics Corporation, Senniger Powers Leavitt and Roedel, June 26, 1990: US04936515 (22 worldwide citation)

A coffee bean delivery and grinding system for producing a charge of ground coffee comprising a bin and hopper for storing coffee beans, an auger being at least partially disposed in the bottom of the hopper, and a grinder having grinding wheels driven by a grinder motor. An auger motor is connected ...


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Robert J Reese, Franklin D Newkirk: Ingredient mixing bowl and evacuation system. Unidynamics Corporation, Senniger Powers Leavitt & Roedel, March 9, 1993: US05192002 (15 worldwide citation)

A mixing device and overflow evacuation system for a vending machine which is capable of mixing a predetermined portion of dry ingredients with a liquid and vending the resultant mixture. The mixing bowl is generally conically shaped and open at its upper end with an annular cap covering the upper e ...


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Gregory G Stettes, Franklin D Newkirk: System for whipping a fluid slurry and method therefore. Crane Co, May 2, 2006: US07036688 (12 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to the mixing of dry beverage mixes with water. It presents an apparatus for whipping a fluid slurry comprising of an inlet for receiving an unwhipped fluid slurry, a whipping chamber connected to the inlet for whipping the unwhipped fluid slurry, an impeller located in ...


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John Huffman, Ronald P Petersen, Mark R Henning, Gregory G Stettes, Franklin D Newkirk: Apparatus and method for making and dispensing ice. Crane Co, Hughes & Luce L, October 16, 2001: US06301908 (6 worldwide citation)

An ice making device including a control system to regulate the dispensing of manufactured ice to a hopper for subsequent dispensing into a container such as a cup. The control system senses a low level of ice in the hopper and initiates a signal that is sent to a controller. The controller initiate ...


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Leonard A Ficken, Franklin D Newkirk: Additive overflow reduction system for an automatic vending machine. Unidynamics Corporation, Senniger Powers Leavitt & Roedel, July 19, 1994: US05330078 (6 worldwide citation)

An additive overflow reduction system for an automatic vending machine of the hot beverage type which has storage containers for additives such as dry creamer arid sugar and which feeds the additives to a mixing bowl by use of an auger-type feed mechanism. The system includes a reduced area outlet a ...


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William V Koeneker, Franklin D Newkirk: Flood control for a beverage vendor. UMC, Senniger Powers Leavitt and Roedel, June 16, 1981: US04273259

Flood control apparatus for a beverage vendor of the type comprising a cabinet and a water supply system including a line for bringing water into the cabinet to provide water for beverages and a valve in the line, the apparatus comprising a pan located beneath components of the water supply system w ...


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John Huffman, Ronald P Petersen, Mark R Henning, Gregory G Stettes, Franklin D Newkirk: Method and apparatus for making ice on a dynamic schedule. Crane Co, William N Hulsey III, Hughes & Luce, January 10, 2002: US20020002831-A1

An ice making device including a control system to regulate the dispensing of manufactured ice to a hopper for subsequent dispensing into a container such as a cup. The control system senses a low level of ice in the hopper and initiates a signal that is sent to a controller. The controller initiate ...


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Gregory G Stettes, Franklin D Newkirk: System for whipping a fluid slurry and method therefore. Hughes & Luce, January 23, 2003: US20030015546-A1

The present invention relates to the mixing of dry beverage mixes with water. It presents an apparatus for whipping a fluid slurry comprising of an inlet for receiving an unwhipped fluid slurry, a whipping chamber connected to the inlet for whipping the unwhipped fluid slurry, an impeller located in ...