Patent Number: 6,332,559

Title: Liquor dispensing apparatus

Abstract: A liquor dispensing apparatus is provided for accurately dispensing a standard volume of a liquor, such as a spirit. The apparatus includes a metering reservoir having an air inlet, a liquor inlet and a liquor outlet. A plurality of level sensors are provided in a side wall of a reservoir for sensing the level of liquor remaining in a chamber of the reservoir. Compressed air, which enters chamber via air inlet, is used to discharge liquor from the reservoir through liquor outlet. A controller controls the discharge of liquor from the chamber and the refilling of the chamber in response to sensing signals from the level sensors. Solenoid valves control the flow of compressed air and liquor into/from the reservoir under the control of controller. Advantages include few moving parts, low maintenance and low manufacturing costs.

Inventors: Gutteridge; Lancelot P. (Craigie, AU)

Assignee: Ekolink PTY LTD

International Classification: B67D 1/00 (20060101); G01F 11/00 (20060101); G01F 11/28 (20060101); B67D 005/14 ()

Expiration Date: 12/25/2018