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(12) Ulllted States Patent


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(10) Patent N0.:


(45) Date of Patent:

COFFEE ROASTER AND CONTROLLING

(58)

METHOD OF SAME

(76) Inventor:
(*)

Eugene Song; 302-8 Yoen Hee Dong;


Seodae Moon-K11 Seoul (KR)

Notice:

(56)
4,048,473 A *

4,120,981 A * 10/1978 Burkhart

IJ'S'C~ 154(1)) by 1070 days'

4,683,666 A *

(52)

426/231
.... .. 34/67

5,182,981 A *

2/1993

WilCOX ........ ..

99/333

3/1993

Bar-Sheshet

99/427

4/2004 Song ......................... .. 99/483

Primary Examineriloseph M Pelham


(74) Attorney, Agent, or FirmiFish & Associates; PC

Apr. 17; 2008

Foreign Application Priority Data


(KR)

8/1987 Igusa et a1.

* cited by examiner

Prior Publication Data

Oct. 13; 2006

9/1977 Burkhart ................... .. 219/389

5,193,444 A *

2004/0074400 A1 *

Dec. 7, 2006

US 2008/0089986 A1

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References Cited
U.S. PATENT DOCUMENTS

Subject to any disclaimer, the term Qfthis

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Field of Classi?catiOIl Search ..................... .. None

patent is extended or adjusted under 35

Appl' NO" 11/608025

(22) Filed:

Jan. 25, 2011

See application ?le for complete search history.

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ABSTRACT

Contemplated fully automated coffee roaster have signi?


cantly reduced energy demands; use electrical heat as a heat
source in a temperature-only driven program mode; and

Int. Cl.
F27B 7/00
F273 7/34
F273 7/42

(2006.01)
(2006.01)
(2006.01)

A23N12/10

(2006.01)

eliminate smoke and smell Within the roaster. Most prefer


ably; contemplated fully automated roasters Will consume
only about 10 percent of the energy as compared to knoWn
devices on a per kilogram basis of beans and require no

us. c1. ..................... .. 219/389; 219/410; 219/411;

operator experience.

219/413; 99/331; 99/348; 99/468; 99/483;


34/63; 34/68

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DIGIROSTO PROSOOO
SCAN MODE

AUTO MODE

VERSiON

1.2

DATE
NATION

MAY 2010
USA

OCT / 21 I05 138150.44


TEMP1. 151 TEMPE. 147

MANUAL

TIME SET

PREHEAT

MANAGEMENT

COOLING

BEAN OUT

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Power on

Scanner s/w On
Scanner Mode

Scanning Bean Package


Display on the Screen
Temp, Time and Bean Data
Seieot Menu

[ Start preheating machine


4'

Display machine Temp- }

I knform Roast start ready I+ Buzzer


v
Blmkmg Lsght
Open Bean Chute Shutter
by Auto

%
Load Beans by manual

@
Conect

Dismay Elapsed

"H Roast Color

Time & Temp.

By Manua!

bv Auto

Discharging Beans

Continuous Roast

-m
+

lmmediately 1

Later

+
_

Button

+
Keep Pre~Heat
150C

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Auto Mode

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Pre~Set

4v

Auto
Manual

+
Display on the Screen

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Programmin

Select Tyne oI Bean Data

+
[ Display Roast Temp. & Time I

+
I Start preheating machine
+
inform Roast start re d

Digpiay machine Temp 1


I*

Buzzer

Omen Bean Chute Shutter


by Auto

Dismay Elapsed
Time & Temp.

Discharging Beans

Continuous Roast

-->@
1'

t Immedialeiy ]

<

Seiect Daagram

Later

oweroff

Button

Keep Pre-Heat
160?

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1%
Input the mm
if Green beans

Manuai Mode

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PreWsei Auto
----> Manuaf

Programming
Diagnestic:

{Dismay Biank for Manual Data}


+
Stan preuheating Machine
inform Ream Start Ready

1 Buzzer

Bfsnkng Light

(Even Bean Chum Shutter


by Auk: or Manuat

Display Elapsed
"M Roast Coior

Temn & Time


Comm Down

Coming Tray

(300! bv Auto I
&
Dischafging Beams

-- m

{ immediately ]

i
7

Select Dxzagzam

Later

Warming U0
Button

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The tern porature

Of1st(T1),2nd
input the temp

NO

of1st[T1},2nd [T2]

-+

Saving unit.

& 3rd [T31

i
3203\5

(T2) & 3rd (T3)


whch saved in the

8202

Heating On (ON)

i
N0
8204 \S\\

Reach on T?

l
Dmpping the temp
of inside Drum

8206

No

S20?\\

Reach on T2 ??

Dropping the temp


of inside Drum

No

5208 \\\

Reeach on T3

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