Patents by Inventor Alan R. Stein

Alan R. Stein has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 5125534
    Abstract: A beverage flavoring and dispensing apparatus 10 for use in a fluid having a capped upper body chamber 12 which interfaces with a dissolvable lower housing 18, the upper body chamber having fused thereto a central spine member 14 with a plurality of horizontally extending vanes 16. The spine member and the vanes extend from the top of the chamber 12 to the bottom of the lower housing 18 forming a plurality of compartments 20 between adjacent vanes 16 and the chamber 12 and housing 18 for carrying a plurality of selected flavoring ingredients 22 therein. The lower housing 18 is comprised of a dissolvable film such as methyl cellulose or gelatin which dissolves upon immersion in a fluid simultaneously dispensing each of the flavoring ingredients in the fluid. The spine member 14 and the associated vanes 16 are then utilized as a stirring stick for mixing the ingredients of the beverage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1992
    Inventors: Barry L. Rose, Mario J. Machado, Alan R. Stein