Primo Water‘s patented liquid dispensing system features a single hot water tank that optimizes the temperature of flavored beverages like coffee or tea. The system mixes water from different tank levels to adjust water temperature at dispensing outlets. GlobalData’s report on Primo Water gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on Primo Water, Beverage carbonaters was a key innovation area identified from patents. Primo Water's grant share as of February 2024 was 70%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Liquid dispensing system with optimal temperature control for beverages

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Primo Water Corp

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11857107B2) discloses a liquid dispensing system designed for a liquid dispenser. The system includes a reservoir with an inlet, chamber, and outlet, connected to a manifold with two ports for directing liquid to different dispensing outlets. The liquid from the upper and lower portions of the chamber mixes before being dispensed, with the temperature of the liquid varying between the two outlets. The system also features a liquid flow member and a heating element to control the water temperature effectively.

Moreover, the patent describes an apparatus for a hot water tank in a beverage dispenser, providing hot water at two different temperatures. The liquid flow control assembly includes a manifold with ports for directing water to dispensing outlets, ensuring the water from different portions of the tank mixes appropriately. The system is designed to supply hot water to a coffee brewing device and a hot water dispensing outlet, with precise temperature control for each outlet, enhancing the overall functionality and efficiency of the beverage dispenser.

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