Liquid toppings dispensing system

  • US 9,321,387 B2
  • Filed: 02/27/2013
  • Issued: 04/26/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/27/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A mobile confectionary apparatus, comprising:

  • a vehicle including at least one upstanding side wall;

    an interior space surrounded by the at least one upstanding side wall and configured to receive at least one person, the at least one upstanding side wall including a pair of opposing side walls and a fixed rear wall extending entirely transversely between the pair of opposing side walls;

    an opening extending through the at least one upstanding side wall and through which an item may be passed from the interior space to outside of the vehicle; and

    a liquid toppings dispensing system being pivotable relative to the rear wall via a hinge mechanism and including a first plurality of liquid dispensers arranged along an axis and being configured to dispense at least one liquid topping onto the item, the liquid toppings dispensing system being pivotable relative to the rear wall via the hinge mechanism between a first position and a second position, with the liquid toppings dispensing system being located externally of the at least one upstanding side wall in each of the first and second positions, each of the plurality of liquid dispensers being connected by at least one liquid line to a reservoir carried on the vehicle and containing a quantity of the liquid,wherein, in the first position, the liquid toppings dispensing system is displaced away from the rear wall and, in a second position, the axis of the first plurality of liquid dispensers is located generally parallel to the rear wall so that the liquid toppings dispensing system confronts the rear wall of the vehicle, and further wherein the hinge mechanism is positioned at a height above a lowermost portion of the rear wall in both the first and second positions of the liquid toppings dispensing system.

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