Global Patent Index - EP 1121325 A4

EP 1121325 A4 2001-12-12 - BEVERAGE DISPENSER

Title (en)

BEVERAGE DISPENSER

Title (de)

GETRÄNKESPENDER

Title (fr)

DISTRIBUTEUR DE BOISSONS

Publication

EP 1121325 A4 (EN)

Application

EP 99969073 A

Priority

  • US 9921021 W
  • US 10044498 P
  • US 12836999 P

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0015543A1] The present invention is a beverage dispenser (10) that can be assembled virtually entirely by hand without the need for hand or power tools. Exterior cladding panels (14, 50, 52, 54 and 70) thereof provide for interlocking assembly. A new ice bank evaporator structure (46), baffle (28) and method of ice bank control are also shown. In addition, dispenser (10) includes a merchandising cover (100) that permits for quick low cost conversion from an opaque display to one utilizing a back-lit transparency (120). Dispenser (10) further includes a molded plastic box (146) releasably securable to the base panel (14) thereof for retaining syrup pumps (134) therein for permitting quick access thereto.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

B67D 1/08

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B67D 1/08 (2006.01); B67D 1/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B67D 1/0872 (2013.01); B67D 1/0864 (2013.01); B67D 2210/00039 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 0015543 A1 20000323; WO 0015543 A9 20000817; AU 6037799 A 20000403; EP 1121325 A1 20010808; EP 1121325 A4 20011212

INPADOC legal status


2004-11-03 [18R] REFUSED

- Effective date: 20040419

2002-08-07 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20020619

2001-12-12 [A4] DESPATCH OF SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 20011030

2001-12-12 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A4

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

2001-12-12 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- Free text: 7B 67D 1/08 A

2001-08-08 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20010410

2001-08-08 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE