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1. WO2007090165 - METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISPENSING FROZEN CONFECTIONERY

Publication Number WO/2007/090165
Publication Date 09.08.2007
International Application No. PCT/US2007/061400
International Filing Date 31.01.2007
IPC
F25C 1/00 2006.01
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
25REFRIGERATION OR COOLING; COMBINED HEATING AND REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS; HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS; MANUFACTURE OR STORAGE OF ICE; LIQUEFACTION OR SOLIDIFICATION OF GASES
CPRODUCING, WORKING OR HANDLING ICE
1Producing ice
B67D 7/10 2010.01
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
67OPENING OR CLOSING BOTTLES, JARS OR SIMILAR CONTAINERS; LIQUID HANDLING
DDISPENSING, DELIVERING, OR TRANSFERRING LIQUIDS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
7Apparatus or devices for transferring liquids from bulk storage containers or reservoirs into vehicles or into portable containers, e.g. for retail sale purposes
06Details or accessories
08Arrangements of devices for controlling, indicating, metering or registering quantity or price of liquid transferred
10operated by keys, push-buttons or cash registers
CPC
A23G 9/22
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
23FOODS OR FOODSTUFFS; TREATMENT THEREOF, NOT COVERED BY OTHER CLASSES
GCOCOA; COCOA PRODUCTS, e.g. CHOCOLATE; SUBSTITUTES FOR COCOA OR COCOA PRODUCTS; CONFECTIONERY; CHEWING GUM; ICE-CREAM; PREPARATION THEREOF
9Frozen sweets, e.g. ice confectionery, ice-cream; Mixtures therefor
04Production of frozen sweets, e.g. ice-cream
22Details, component parts or accessories of apparatus insofar as not peculiar to a single one of the preceding groups
A23G 9/228
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
23FOODS OR FOODSTUFFS; TREATMENT THEREOF, NOT COVERED BY OTHER CLASSES
GCOCOA; COCOA PRODUCTS, e.g. CHOCOLATE; SUBSTITUTES FOR COCOA OR COCOA PRODUCTS; CONFECTIONERY; CHEWING GUM; ICE-CREAM; PREPARATION THEREOF
9Frozen sweets, e.g. ice confectionery, ice-cream; Mixtures therefor
04Production of frozen sweets, e.g. ice-cream
22Details, component parts or accessories of apparatus insofar as not peculiar to a single one of the preceding groups
228Arrangement and mounting of control or safety devices
A23G 9/245
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
23FOODS OR FOODSTUFFS; TREATMENT THEREOF, NOT COVERED BY OTHER CLASSES
GCOCOA; COCOA PRODUCTS, e.g. CHOCOLATE; SUBSTITUTES FOR COCOA OR COCOA PRODUCTS; CONFECTIONERY; CHEWING GUM; ICE-CREAM; PREPARATION THEREOF
9Frozen sweets, e.g. ice confectionery, ice-cream; Mixtures therefor
04Production of frozen sweets, e.g. ice-cream
22Details, component parts or accessories of apparatus insofar as not peculiar to a single one of the preceding groups
24for coating or filling the products
245for coating the products
A23G 9/28
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
23FOODS OR FOODSTUFFS; TREATMENT THEREOF, NOT COVERED BY OTHER CLASSES
GCOCOA; COCOA PRODUCTS, e.g. CHOCOLATE; SUBSTITUTES FOR COCOA OR COCOA PRODUCTS; CONFECTIONERY; CHEWING GUM; ICE-CREAM; PREPARATION THEREOF
9Frozen sweets, e.g. ice confectionery, ice-cream; Mixtures therefor
04Production of frozen sweets, e.g. ice-cream
22Details, component parts or accessories of apparatus insofar as not peculiar to a single one of the preceding groups
28for portioning or dispensing
G07F 11/165
GPHYSICS
07CHECKING-DEVICES
FCOIN-FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS
11Coin-freed apparatus for dispensing, or the like, discrete articles
02from non-movable magazines
04in which magazines the articles are stored one vertically above the other
16Delivery means
165using xyz-picker or multi-dimensional article picking arrangements
G07F 13/06
GPHYSICS
07CHECKING-DEVICES
FCOIN-FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS
13Coin-freed apparatus for controlling dispensing or fluids, semiliquids or granular material from reservoirs
06with selective dispensing of different fluids or materials or mixtures thereof
Applicants
  • PUFFIN INNOVATIONS, L.L.C. [US]/[US] (AllExceptUS)
  • JONES, Allan S. [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • RUTLEDGE, Jack F. [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • WOLF, James S. [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • REDINGTON, Jeffrey A. [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
Inventors
  • JONES, Allan S.
  • RUTLEDGE, Jack F.
  • WOLF, James S.
  • REDINGTON, Jeffrey A.
Agents
  • FERGUSON, Fiona, H.
Priority Data
60/763,51231.01.2006US
60/858,41713.11.2006US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISPENSING FROZEN CONFECTIONERY
(FR) PROCEDE ET APPAREIL DE DISTRIBUTION DE FRIANDISE GLACEE
Abstract
(EN)
A frozen confectionary vending machine 10 employs robotics 16 and other features to provide a customized frozen confectionary product, with or without toppings, in an entertaining environment. At least portions of the vending machine interior 20 are visible to customers as the machine 10 assemblies a frozen confectionary product according to specifications selected by the customer. A robotic arm 16 moves a product receptacle 108 between various dispensing stations 11, 13, 15 that dispense measured amounts of a frozen confectionary and one or more optional toppings into the receptacle 108. After assembly, the product is moved by the robotic arm 16 to a product delivery port 120 that provides customer assess to the product in a sanitary manner.
(FR)
La présente invention concerne un distributeur automatique de friandise glacée (10) qui utilise un élément robotisé (16) et d'autres caractéristiques pour fournir un produit de friandise glacée personnalisé, avec ou sans garniture, dans un environnement de divertissement. Au moins des parties intérieures (20) du distributeur automatique sont visibles aux clients lorsque la machine (10) crée un produit de friandise glacée selon les spécifications sélectionnées par le client. Un bras robotisé (16) déplace un réceptacle de produit (108) entre divers postes de distribution (11, 13, 15) qui distribuent des quantités mesurées d'une friandise glacée et une ou plusieurs garnitures facultatives dans le réceptacle (108). Après la création du produit, celui-ci est déplacé par le bras robotisé (16) jusqu'à un orifice de distribution de produit (120) qui donne au client accès au produit de manière hygiénique.
Also published as
PH12008501746
MXMX/a/2008/010005
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