US 11,051,650 B2
Beverage dispensing systems and methods
Dan Apone, Seattle, WA (US); Izaak Koller, Seattle, WA (US); Michael Cummer, Seattle, WA (US); and William George Crossland, Seattle, WA (US)
Assigned to Starbucks Corporation, Seattle, WA (US)
Filed by Starbucks Corporation, Seattle, WA (US)
Filed on Jun. 7, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/435,289.
Application 16/369,818 is a division of application No. 15/260,078, filed on Sep. 8, 2016, granted, now 10,258,191, issued on Apr. 16, 2019.
Application 16/435,289 is a continuation of application No. 16/369,818, filed on Mar. 29, 2019.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/327,808, filed on Apr. 26, 2016.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/220,680, filed on Sep. 18, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2020/0000274 A1, Jan. 2, 2020
Int. Cl. A47J 31/44 (2006.01); A47J 31/46 (2006.01); A23L 2/54 (2006.01); B67D 1/00 (2006.01); B67D 1/07 (2006.01); B67D 1/08 (2006.01); A47J 31/60 (2006.01); A47J 43/12 (2006.01); B67D 3/00 (2006.01); F16K 15/04 (2006.01); F16K 15/14 (2006.01); A23F 5/00 (2006.01); B67D 1/16 (2006.01)
CPC A47J 31/4489 (2013.01) [A23F 5/00 (2013.01); A23L 2/54 (2013.01); A47J 31/46 (2013.01); A47J 31/467 (2013.01); A47J 31/60 (2013.01); A47J 43/125 (2013.01); B67D 1/0005 (2013.01); B67D 1/0009 (2013.01); B67D 1/0017 (2013.01); B67D 1/0081 (2013.01); B67D 1/07 (2013.01); B67D 1/0805 (2013.01); B67D 3/0029 (2013.01); B67D 3/0061 (2013.01); F16K 15/044 (2013.01); F16K 15/147 (2013.01); B67D 1/0888 (2013.01); B67D 1/0895 (2013.01); B67D 1/16 (2013.01); B67D 3/0051 (2013.01); B67D 2210/00089 (2013.01)] 21 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A beverage preparation system configured to produce heated aerated liquid, the beverage preparation system comprising: a base comprising a first base port;
a container configured to engage with and disengage from the base, the container comprising an upper end and a lower end, the lower end comprising a first container port with a first check valve, the check valve being configured to automatically close when the container is disengaged from the base; and a tubing assembly connected with the base, the tubing assembly, comprising: tubing that is configured to convey a liquid; a heating unit; and an aeration unit; the beverage preparation system being configured to: heat, with the heating unit, the liquid in the tubing assembly; aerate, with the aeration unit, the liquid in the tubing assembly before or after the liquid is heated by the heating unit; and introduce the heated and aerated liquid from the tubing assembly into the container.