Patents by Inventor Iain Wallace Anderson

Iain Wallace Anderson 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: 6925816
    Abstract: A drinking vessel 38 in which a beverage, for example a draught beer, is to be served is cooled by formation thereon of ice formed of frozen potable liquid for example a small volume of the same beer. The potable liquid can be sprayed at 40 onto the inside 42 of the vessel 38 and/or onto the outside 44 of the vessel, and the liquid is then frozen on the vessel wall by the effect of a cooling coil 28 surrounding the vessel which can be rotated by a rotatably driven platform 30. The cooled vessel 38 will in turn cool beverage dispensed into it for drinking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2005
    Assignee: Coors Worldwide Inc.
    Inventors: Iain Wallace Anderson, Peter Thomas Foster, Stuart William Molzahn, Stephen Paul Smith, Wendy Gladys Box, Rachel Joanna Galt, David Edwin Quain, Alan Robert Wright
  • Patent number: 6763672
    Abstract: A beverage, for example a draught beverage, which may already be cooled before introduction into a drinking vessel is introduced into the vessel into which additional cooled material is introduced. The cooled material may be frozen water which is used to dilute the beverage to a desired strength e.g. a desired alcoholic strength. Alternatively the cooled material may be frozen beverage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2004
    Assignee: Coors Worldwide Inc.
    Inventors: Iain Wallace Anderson, Peter Thomas Foster, Stuart William Molzahn, Stephen Paul Smith, Wendy Gladys Box, Rachel Joanna Galt, David Edwin Quain, Alan Robert Wright
  • Publication number: 20040129341
    Abstract: A font 2 to be mounted on a counter of a drinks bar to dispense draught beverage has a cantilever shaped body 6 with two ascending legs 8 which are either side of a through opening 4 and rise from a base 16 to an overhanging head 9 provided with a beverage dispenser nozzle 10 through which the beverage issues upon operation of lever 12. The base 16 has a rotatably driven platform 14 on which a drinking glass 20 stands to be filled. The font can have various lights to illuminate the glass which can be seen by a customer looking in direction. A through the opening 4 from a side of the font remote from the platform 14.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2003
    Publication date: July 8, 2004
    Applicant: Coors Worldwide Inc.
    Inventors: Iain Wallace Anderson, Peter Thomas Foster, Stuart William Molzahn, Stephen Paul Smith, Wendy Gladys Box, Rachel Joanna Galt, David Edwin Quain, Robert Alan Wright
  • Publication number: 20040129016
    Abstract: A beverage, for example a draught beverage, which may already be cooled before introduction into a drinking vessel is introduced into the vessel into which additional cooled material is introduced. The cooled material may be frozen water which is used to dilute the beverage to a desired strength e.g. a desired alcoholic strength. Alternatively the cooled material may be frozen beverage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2003
    Publication date: July 8, 2004
    Applicant: Coors Worldwide Inc.
    Inventors: Iain Wallace Anderson, Peter Thomas Foster, Stuart William Molzahn, Stephen Paul Smith, Wendy Gladys Box, Rachel Joanna Galt, David Edwin Quain, Robert Alan Wright
  • Publication number: 20040129004
    Abstract: A drinking vessel 38 in which a beverage, for example a draught beer, is to be served is cooled by formation thereon of ice formed of frozen potable liquid for example a small volume of the same beer. The potable liquid can be sprayed at 40 onto the inside 42 of the vessel 38 and/or onto the outside 44 of the vessel, and the liquid is then frozen on the vessel wall by the effect of a cooling coil 28 surrounding the vessel which can be rotated by a rotatably driven platform 30. The cooled vessel 38 will in turn cool beverage dispensed into it for drinking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2003
    Publication date: July 8, 2004
    Applicant: Coors Worldwide Inc.
    Inventors: Iain Wallace Anderson, Peter Thomas Foster, Stuart William Molzahn, Stephen Paul Smith, Wendy Gladys Box, Rachel Joanna Galt, David Edwin Quain, Robert Alan Wright
  • Publication number: 20030161932
    Abstract: A method of dispensing a draught beverage which may be alcoholic, for example a lager, and having a water content and a dissolved gas content in which the beverage which may be prior chilled, issues into a glass 2 from a nozzle 3 supplied by beverage supply line 4. Mechanical shear is induced in the beverage in the glass 2 by rotating paddles 23 of a stirring device 21 driven by a motor 24. The occurrence of shear can cause nucleation sites to develop in the glass at which sites gas bubbles can form and encourage the formation of ice in the beverage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2003
    Publication date: August 28, 2003
    Applicant: Coors Worldwide Inc.
    Inventors: Iain Wallace Anderson, Peter Thomas Foster, Stuart William Molzahn, Stephen Paul Smith, Wendy Gladys Box, Rachel Joanna Galt, David Edwin Quain, Robert Alan Wright
  • Publication number: 20030161933
    Abstract: A method of dispensing a draught beverage, for example a beer, having a water content and a dissolved gas content; the beverage issuing from a mixing nozzle 24 into a drinking glass 26. The beverage is subjected to nucleation causing nucleation sites to occur in the beverage, at which sites ice is encouraged to form. Draught beverage from a beverage supply 12 is initially cooled by chiller 16 before reaching the mixing nozzle 24 in which the beverage mixes with coolant from a coolant supply 14 before going into the glass 26. This mixing and cooling by the coolant in the mixing nozzle causes nucleation and ice to form in the beverage before it is delivered into the glass. The coolant may be cold liquified gas, for example liquid nitrogen, or may be solid carbon dioxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2003
    Publication date: August 28, 2003
    Applicant: Coors Worldwide Inc.
    Inventors: Iain Wallace Anderson, Peter Thomas Foster, Stuart William Molzahn, Stephen Paul Smith, Wendy Gladys, Rachel Joanna Galt, David Edwin Quain, Robert Alan Wright
  • Patent number: 5683732
    Abstract: A sealed, openable liquid container, e.g., for a beverage such as beer, comprises a container (10) partly filled with liquid (24) to provide a primary headspace (26). Secured to the base of the container (10) by means of adhesive (16) is an insert (14) in the form of a hollow body (18) having an upper restricted orifice (20) and a lower restricted orifice (22) therein. The hollow body (18) is partly filled with liquid derived from the main body of the container (10) so that a secondary headspace (23) is provided. The upper restricted orifice (22) communicates with the headspace (23), whilst the restricted orifice (22) is submerged in the liquid. The upper restricted orifice (22) is of a size such that the bubble point effect prevents loss of gas from the headspace (23) into the liquid (24) until a large pressure differential occurs across the orifice (20) when the container (10) is opened by means of tab (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 4, 1997
    Assignee: Bass plc
    Inventors: William Ronald Stuart Baxter, Raymond Anthony Edgson, Iain Wallace Anderson