US 9,809,437 B2
Internet-enabled beverage maker
Francis X. Tansey, Jr., Manalapan, NJ (US)
Assigned to Fountain Master, LLC, Manalapan, NJ (US)
Filed by Francis X. Tansey, Jr., Manalapan, NJ (US)
Filed on Mar. 6, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/641,013.
Application 14/620,423 is a division of application No. 13/604,825, filed on Sep. 6, 2012, granted, now 8,985,395.
Application 14/641,013 is a continuation in part of application No. 14/620,423, filed on Feb. 12, 2015, granted, now 9,701,527.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/532,692, filed on Sep. 9, 2011.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/581,722, filed on Dec. 30, 2011.
Prior Publication US 2015/0183627 A1, Jul. 2, 2015
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. B67D 1/00 (2006.01); A47J 31/44 (2006.01); B65D 47/20 (2006.01); B67D 1/04 (2006.01); B67D 1/08 (2006.01); B67D 1/10 (2006.01); A23L 2/54 (2006.01); G06Q 30/02 (2012.01); B65D 75/58 (2006.01); B65D 1/09 (2006.01); B65D 35/28 (2006.01); B65D 1/02 (2006.01)
CPC B67D 1/0021 (2013.01) [A23L 2/54 (2013.01); A47J 31/44 (2013.01); A47J 31/4492 (2013.01); B65D 47/2031 (2013.01); B65D 75/5811 (2013.01); B65D 75/5883 (2013.01); B67D 1/0001 (2013.01); B67D 1/0015 (2013.01); B67D 1/0051 (2013.01); B67D 1/0057 (2013.01); B67D 1/0058 (2013.01); B67D 1/0071 (2013.01); B67D 1/0078 (2013.01); B67D 1/0079 (2013.01); B67D 1/0085 (2013.01); B67D 1/0462 (2013.01); B67D 1/0801 (2013.01); B67D 1/0809 (2013.01); B67D 1/0857 (2013.01); B67D 1/0858 (2013.01); B67D 1/0869 (2013.01); B67D 1/0884 (2013.01); B67D 1/0888 (2013.01); B67D 1/10 (2013.01); B67D 1/101 (2013.01); G06Q 30/0269 (2013.01); A23V 2002/00 (2013.01); B65D 1/0238 (2013.01); B65D 1/095 (2013.01); B65D 35/28 (2013.01); B65D 35/285 (2013.01); B65D 75/5822 (2013.01); B65D 75/5855 (2013.01); B67D 2001/0811 (2013.01)] 18 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method comprising the steps of:
providing, a single serve home beverage dispensing device configured to retain at least one single serve flexible beverage pouch,
wherein said device is capable of receiving a volume of liquid, optionally carbonating said liquid, and
said device is equipped with at least one sensor, a mixing nozzle, and a controller for connecting to the internet;
said device comprising:
a vessel for holding a volume of a liquid;
a main unit comprising:
a head compartment;
a main unit housing enveloping said main unit;
a bottom;
a system for carbonating said liquid; and
a source of CO2;
placing, a receptacle under the nozzle attached to a dispensing head;
combining a predetermined amount of consumable by applying pressure on and rupturing a seal of said at least one single serve flexible beverage pouch with the volume of liquid;
operating, the device, in a manner where said at least one sensor is triggered to create at least one item of information;
transmitting, via the internet, information acquired by said at least one sensor to an external server; and
transferring, said information acquired by said at least one sensor to a customer database.