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1. (WO2018136715) AUTOMATED CLEANING SYSTEM FOR BEVERAGE DISPENSING MACHINE

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/136715    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/014384
Publication Date: Fri Jul 27 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Jan 20 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: B67D 1/07
B08B 3/04
Applicants: THE COCA-COLA COMPANY
Inventors: KATZ, Marc
RUDICK, Arthur G.
ORR, Samuel L.
KAPLITA, Stan C.
SANDERS, James Alan
MOORE, William J.
BOZUNG, Lindsey Jane
WELCH, Dick P.
WILSON, Jamal Omari
Title: AUTOMATED CLEANING SYSTEM FOR BEVERAGE DISPENSING MACHINE
Abstract:
Systems and methods are disclosed herein that include providing a beverage dispensing machine with a cleaning system comprising a first water branch and a second water branch connected in fluid communication with a three-way valve, a cleaning supply connected in fluid communication with the second water branch via a pump, and a nozzle. The three-way valve may be operated in a "dispensing mode" to provide a flow of at least one of water and carbonated water through the first water branch and a flowpath of the three-way valve to the nozzle, and operated in a "cleaning mode" to provide a flow of a cleaner, and optionally a flow of at least one of water and carbonated water, through the second water branch and a secondary flowpath of the three-way valve to the nozzle to clean the nozzle and/or a drain of the beverage dispensing machine.