Abstract: A postmix beverage dispenser including a housing, a water bath, a refrigeration system, a concentrate package compartment, a cooling system for the compartment, and a potable water circuit including a cooling coil in the water bath. The concentrate packages are preferably bag-in-box packages with a flexible tube, and the dispenser includes a peristaltic pump driven by a gearhead motor with an encoder. A flow meter in the potable water line feeds information to the control system which controls the pump speed to control ratio. A ratio card is inserted into a slot in the door to tell the control system the ratio to use for each BIB package. A removable water nozzle improves mixing. An improved subassembly and method for making it is described. The potable water cooling coil is above the evaporator coil and separately removable from the water bath.
March 14, 1997
Date of Patent:
August 25, 1998
The Coca-Cola Company
Alfred A. Schroeder, Gary V. Paisley, Michael T. Romanyszyn, Jr.
Abstract: A bottle carrier (10) is provided which includes an outer wall having openings (12 and 14) for inserting bottles. The outer wall includes sidewalls (24 and 26). The bottle is supported on shoulders (28 and 30).
Abstract: An apparatus permits a drink dispensing system to dispense more than one non-carbonated beverage. The drink dispensing system includes a housing supporting dispensing valves, a syrup source communicating through syrup lines, and a water source communicating through a water line. The apparatus includes first and second interfaces mounted onto the housing. A bridge connects the first interface with the second interface to permit the water line to service dispensing valves mounted on both the first and second interfaces. The bridge includes a telescoping feature that facilitates variable spacing between the first and second interfaces.
January 4, 1996
Date of Patent:
November 11, 1997
The Coca-Cola Company
Samuel Durham, David A. Renaud, Theresa M. Jackson, Paul A. Phillips, W. David Vinson
Abstract: Memory cell transistors are provided in which pillar structures or column structures (12, 12a, 14, and 14a) are formed at the face of a semiconductor substrate (10). Floating gates (46) and control gates (52) are formed adjacent to the pillar structures or column structures (12, 12a, 14, and 14a). The floating gates (46) and control gates (52) are insulatively disposed by gate oxide layer (42) and insulating layer (50). Source regions (36, 40, and 48) are implanted in the semiconductor substrate (10). Drain regions (38) are also implanted in the pillar structures or column structures (12, 12a, 14 and 14a).
Abstract: A method and apparatus for flash EEPROM refresh is provided in which the control gate of a particular memory cell is read at an elevated control gate voltage (42). It is next determined whether the cell has been programmed (44). If the cell has been programmed, then the next memory cell is read (46). If it is initially determined that the cell has not been programmed (44), then the particular memory cell is read at a lowered control gate voltage (48). It is then finally determined whether the cell has been programmed (50). If it is determined that the cell has not been programmed, then the next cell is read (46). If it is determined that the cell has been programmed (50), then the memory is refreshed (52). After refresh, the next memory cell is read (46).
Abstract: A method and apparatus for negative wordline decoding in a flash EEPROM (10) is provided. In particular, a predecoder (26) generates a predecoding signal based on address and invert inputs. The predecoding signal is used to select wordlines in both positive and negative voltage decoding modes. Each wordline has associated with it a driver (28). The driver (28) receives the predecoding signal and is operable to drive the associated wordline high in response to the appropriate predecoding signal. Wordlines also have associated with them negative charge pumps (32). Each charge pump (32) is operable to drive the associated wordline negative when the driver (28) is not driving the wordline positive.