|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||99/3231 ; 261/1401 ; 261/DIG ; 7|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 108 인용 특허 : 36|
An improved method and means for carbonating water includes an inexpensive pressure vessel that operates at low fluid pressures, and that is selectively vented of accumulated atmospheric gases to maintain high carbonating efficiency. Supplemental gasification of the dispensed liquid and selective cooling techniques used on the inlet water and on the carbonator promote high-level carbonation on low volume usage of pressurized carbon dioxide gas. Post-mix apparatus and method produce flavored soft drinks with only minimum additional equipment.
Carbonating apparatus comprising: a pressure vessel for containing a selected volume of liquid and gas therein; a liquid source means operatively coupled to said pressure vessel to supply liquid to be carbonated thereto; a liquid inlet disposed above the liquid surface inside said pressure vessel, said liquid inlet having at least one liquid nozzle oriented to direct incoming liquid to impact selected surfaces within the vessel; liquid level sensing means coupled to control said liquid source means to maintain a predetermined level of fluid in said press...