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1. (WO2017182399) BEVERAGE DISPENSER WITH BEVERAGE DISPENSING CONTAINERS AND METHOD FOR ILLUMINATING THE ACTIVIVE CONTAINER

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/182399    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2017/059030
Publication Date: Fri Oct 27 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Fri Apr 14 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: B67D 3/00
B67D 1/00
B67D 1/08
B67D 1/12
Applicants: PERNOD RICARD SA
Inventors: ALIX, Philippe
BERSOULT, David
Title: BEVERAGE DISPENSER WITH BEVERAGE DISPENSING CONTAINERS AND METHOD FOR ILLUMINATING THE ACTIVIVE CONTAINER
Abstract:
Method of controlling a beverage dispensing system (600), which is particularly suitable for alcoholic beverages. A base unit (20) comprises a control unit (20), a base-device transceiver (302) in communication with the control unit (303) and at least one visual indicator (29) controlled by the control unit (303). At least one module (500) is mounted in or on the base unit (20). The at least one module (500) comprises a dispensing arrangement (100) for dispensing beverage from a beverage reservoir (111). A computing device (190) is configured to communicate with the base-device transceiver (302). The method comprises receiving an input from a user at the computing device (190) and sending a dispense instruction signal to the control unit (303) of the base unit (20) via the base-device transceiver (302). In a dispense event, in response to the control unit (303) of the base unit (20) receiving the dispense instruction signal, at least one visual indicator (29) is controlled to light up the at least one module (500) for a predetermined time period based upon a fixed beverage flowrate and a desired beverage volume. The fixed beverage flowrate is the same for all dispense events relating to a particular module (500).