Milk heating and dispensing and flavor dispensing system, method, and apparatus

Patent Number: 9386878

Patent Date: 2016-07-12

Patent type: utility

The present disclosure includes a milk heating system, methods, and apparatus for combining milk, which is heated, ambient, or chilled, selectively with or without being infused with air, and selectively dispensed with or without flavorings. The apparatus and method disclosed includes structures for selectively combining milk with air and flavorings to dispense a selected combination of ingredients. The assembly includes a dispensing head assembly having a flavoring dispensing component and a milk dispensing component. The flavoring dispensing component can be coupled to the milk dispensing component for combining ingredients and dispensing into a container. The milk dispensing component includes a single path for the introduction of a flow of milk and a single path for the introduction of steam. The milk path and steam path are oriented to be fed into an intermediate passage which communicates with a swirl cavity defined by the mixing chamber. The introduction of milk and steam is controlled to provide a variety of selected conditions of the resulting combination. The flavor dispensing component introduces flavorings at least partially downstream from the mixing of the milk and steam to produce one or more flavorings with the milk component.


First Name Last Name City State Country
William E. Midden - - -
Daniel J. Hansen, Jr. - - -
Suresh Radhakrishnan - - -
Rex Allen Rogers - - -
John Bodjack - - -


Section Class Sub Class Group Sub Group
A 23 F 3 00
A 47 J 31 44


Organization First Name Last Name City State Country
Bunn-O-Matic Corporation - - - - -