Patents Assigned to Island Oasis Frozen Cocktail Co., Inc.
  • Publication number: 20170280745
    Abstract: An individual frozen drink dispenser includes a housing having a base configured to support a blender cup, a dispensing chamber disposed above the blender cup and configured to support a frozen beverage container containing frozen ingredients suitable for preparing a frozen drink, at least one dispensing mechanism configured to move from a pre-dispense position to a dispense position in which the dispensing mechanism drives the frozen ingredients from the frozen beverage container into the blender cup, and a drive mechanism coupled to the housing and configured to drive the movement of the dispensing mechanism from the pre-dispense position to the dispense position. A method of preparing a frozen drink is further disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: ISLAND OASIS FROZEN COCKTAIL CO., INC.
    Inventors: John Michael HERBERT, Bryan HOTALING, Matt NAPLES, Patrick DEVINE
  • Patent number: 9717264
    Abstract: An individual frozen drink dispenser includes a housing having a base configured to support a blender cup, a pod support disposed above the blender cup and configured to support a pod containing frozen ingredients suitable for preparing a frozen drink, a dispense plunger coupled to the housing and configured to move from a pre-dispense position to a dispense position in which the dispense plunger pushes the frozen ingredients from the pod into the blender cup, and a drive mechanism coupled to the housing and configured to drive the movement of the dispense plunger from the pre-dispense position to the dispense position. A method of preparing a frozen drink is further disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Island Oasis Frozen Cocktail Co., Inc.
    Inventor: John Michael Herbert
  • Patent number: 9668609
    Abstract: An individual frozen drink dispenser includes a bottom shelf configured to support a blender cup. The bottom shelf has a blender drive to drive the operation of blades provided in the blender cup. The dispenser further includes a dispensing chamber including a cartridge receptacle configured to receive a frozen beverage cartridge, and a dispense plunger. The dispenser further includes a water reservoir having a water pump to drive the movement of water from the water reservoir to the dispense plunger of the dispensing chamber and into the blender cup. A controller coupled to the blender drive, the dispenser plunger, and the water pump controls the operation of the individual frozen drink dispenser. Other embodiments of the dispenser and methods of dispensing frozen drinks are further disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Island Oasis Frozen Cocktail Co., Inc.
    Inventor: J. Michael Herbert
  • Publication number: 20140209131
    Abstract: A drain system for a food preparation machine includes a preparation area drain tray; a rinsing station including a water source; a water collection tray disposed below the rinsing station so as to collect water supplied from the water source; and, a passage from the rinsing station to the preparation area drain tray directing water to flush the preparation area drain tray with water supplied from the water source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: ISLAND OASIS FROZEN COCKTAIL CO., INC.
    Inventor: Bryan R. Hotaling
  • Patent number: 8616249
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an apparatus for preparing frozen drinks. In one example, the apparatus includes a platform configured to support a blender cup. The platform is reversibly translatable between a first position beneath an ice shaver and a second position beneath a flavoring dispenser. A weight sensor is mechanically coupled to the platform. The weight sensor is configured to produce an output signal indicative of a weight of an object present on the platform. The apparatus further includes a safety circuit configured receive a sensor input and to facilitate safe operation of the apparatus responsive to the sensor input being indicative of a safe condition of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Island Oasis Frozen Cocktail Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Herbert
  • Patent number: 8616250
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an apparatus for preparing frozen drinks. In one example, the apparatus includes a stationary platform configured to support a blender cup. The blender cup is displaceable via a mechanically actuated movement arm between a first position beneath an ice shaver and a second position beneath a flavoring dispenser. A weight sensor is mechanically coupled to the platform. The weight sensor is configured to produce an output indicative of a weight of an object present on the platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Island Oasis Frozen Cocktail Co., Inc.
    Inventor: J. Michael Herbert
  • Patent number: 8616248
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an apparatus for preparing frozen drinks. In one example, the apparatus includes a platform configured to support a blender cup, the platform reversibly translatable between a first position beneath an ice shaver and a second position beneath a flavoring dispenser. A weight sensor mechanically coupled to the platform. The weight sensor is configured to produce an output signal indicative of a weight of an object present on the platform. The apparatus further includes a safety circuit configured receive a sensor input and to facilitate safe operation of the apparatus responsive to the sensor input being indicative of a safe condition of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Island Oasis Frozen Cocktail Co., Inc.
    Inventor: J. Michael Herbert
  • Publication number: 20130126650
    Abstract: An ice shaver assembly includes an ice hopper and a blade cartridge having a blade and a body in which the blade is permanently affixed. The body has an upper surface above which the blade protrudes so as to shave ice passing along the upper surface. The body further has fastener-less mounting features configured to mount the blade cartridge on the ice hopper within an opening of the ice hopper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: ISLAND OASIS FROZEN COCKTAIL CO., INC.
    Inventors: Bryan R. Hotaling, John Michael Herbert, John A. MacNeill
  • Publication number: 20130028044
    Abstract: Food processing apparati including magnetic drives are described herein. According to one exemplary embodiment, a food processing apparatus may include a motor having a motor shaft, a rotor rotatably mounted on the motor shaft, and a stator producing an electromagnetic field for interacting with the rotor. The rotor may magnetically drive a drive plate coupled to an impeller inside a food-contact chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: ISLAND OASIS FROZEN COCKTAIL CO., INC.
    Inventor: Island Oasis Frozen Cocktail Co., Inc.
  • Patent number: 8282268
    Abstract: Food processing apparati including magnetic drives are described herein. According to one exemplary embodiment, a food processing apparatus may include a motor having a motor shaft, a rotor rotatably mounted on the motor shaft, and a stator producing an electromagnetic field for interacting with the rotor. The rotor may magnetically drive a drive plate coupled to an impeller inside a food-contact chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Island Oasis Frozen Cocktail Co., Inc.
    Inventors: John F. Karkos, Jr., Ron Flanary
  • Patent number: 6719175
    Abstract: A system for dispensing beverages, in particular for dispensing mixed drinks can be configured to be implemented in conjunction with existing draft systems, for example, draft systems for dispensing beer and the like. Pumps used to dispense the beverages can be powered by the pressurized gas used with the existing draft system. A dual pump system may be used wherein one pump can circulate or mix the beverage within its storage container, while the other pump can pump the beverage for dispensing from a tap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2004
    Assignee: Island Oasis Frozen Cocktail Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Randall A. Mackenzie, Keith M. Crawford
  • Publication number: 20020079393
    Abstract: A magnetic induction drive for a rotatable driven member in a sealed housing, in particular, a shaft-mounted blade in a blender cup or a shaft-mounted blade in an ice shaver, uses a comparatively thin circular drive plate of a magnetizable material with circumferentially arrayed poles enclosed within a housing secured to a drive shaft. A brushless d.c. motor in a base separate from the housing has a rotor formed as an array of pie-shaped permanent magnet regions that interact with an electronically controlled, rotating electromagnetic field produced by a ring of stator coils. A second such permanent magnet is coupled to rotate coaxially and in unison with the rotor, with poles of opposite polarity aligned and adjacent one another. A steel disc is sandwiched between and bonded to the rotor and the second permanent magnet. The magnetic field (lines of flux) of the second magnet extends axially away from the rotor to induce magnetic poles of opposite polarity in the drive plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2001
    Publication date: June 27, 2002
    Applicant: Island Oasis Frozen Cocktail Co., Inc.
    Inventors: John F. Karkos, John Micheli
  • Publication number: 20010002892
    Abstract: A magnetic induction drive for a rotatable driven member in a sealed housing, in particular, a shaft-mounted blade in a blender cup, uses a comparatively thin circular plate of a magnetizable material with circumferentially arrayed poles secured within the housing to the shaft. A brushless d.c. motor in a base separate from the housing has a rotor formed as an array of pie-shaped permanent magnet regions that interact with an electronically controlled, rotating electromagnetic field produced by a ring of stator coils. A second such permanent magnet is coupled to rotate coaxially and in unison with the rotor, with poles of opposite polarity aligned and adjacent one another. A steel disc is sandwiched between and bonded to the rotor and the second permanent magnet. The magnetic field (lines of flux) of the second magnet extends axially away from the rotor to induce magnetic poles of opposite polarity in the drive plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2001
    Publication date: June 7, 2001
    Applicant: Island Oasis Frozen Cocktail Co., Inc.
    Inventors: John F. Karkos, John Micheli
  • Patent number: 6210033
    Abstract: A magnetic induction drive for a rotatable driven member in a sealed housing, in particular, a shaft-mounted blade in a blender cup, uses a comparatively thin circular plate of a magnetizable material with circumferentially arrayed poles secured within the housing to the shaft. A brushless d.c. motor in a base separate from the housing has a rotor formed as an array of pie-shaped permanent magnet regions that interact with an electronically controlled, rotating electromagnetic field produced by a ring of stator coils. A second such permanent magnet is coupled to rotate coaxially and in unison with the rotor, with poles of opposite polarity aligned and adjacent one another. A steel disc is sandwiched between and bonded to the rotor and the second permanent magnet. The magnetic field (lines of flux) of the second magnet extends axially away from the rotor to induce magnetic poles of opposite polarity in the drive plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2001
    Assignee: Island Oasis Frozen Cocktail Co., Inc.
    Inventors: John F. Karkos, Jr., John Micheli
  • Patent number: 6095677
    Abstract: A magnetic induction drive for a rotatable driven member in a sealed housing, in particular, a shaft-mounted blade in a blender cup, uses a comparatively thin circular plate of a magnetizable material with circumferentially arrayed poles secured within the housing to the shaft. A brushless d.c. motor in a base separate from the housing has a rotor formed as an array of pie-shaped permanent magnet regions that interact with an electronically controlled, rotating electromagnetic field produced by a ring of stator coils. A second such permanent magnet is coupled to rotate coaxially and in unison with the rotor, with poles of opposite polarity aligned and adjacent one another. A steel disc is sandwiched between and bonded to the rotor and the second permanent magnet. The magnetic field (lines of flux) of the second magnet extends axially away from the rotor to induce magnetic poles of opposite polarity in the drive plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2000
    Assignee: Island Oasis Frozen Cocktail Co., Inc.
    Inventors: John F. Karkos, Jr., John Micheli