Patent Number: 6,305,267

Title: Automated fill before brewing coffee brewer

Abstract: A fill before brewing system for an automated coffee brewer is disclosed which includes solid state electronic controls, a water reservoir and a full pot brew switch (20) integral with the coffee brewer. A fill solenoid (22) is electrically interconnected with the full pot brew switch such that when this switch is energized the fill solenoid begins to fill the brewer reservoir with water. A full pot fill level control (24) is electrically connected with the full pot brew switch that operates when water in the reservoir reaches a predetermined level the fill solenoid terminates the water flow. A boiler (26) interacts with the full pot brew switch in that when the full pot brew switch is energized the boiler is activated simultaneously with the fill solenoid boiling water for brewing coffee. A reservoir empty level control (28) is connected with the boiler and disconnects the boiler when the level of water in the reservoir reaches the desired point. A half pot system functions in the same manner above except it only makes a half of the quantity of coffee.

Inventors: Rolfes; Patrick J. (Corona Del Mar, CA)


International Classification: A47J 31/56 (20060101); A47J 31/44 (20060101); A47J 031/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018