|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||261/35 ; 261/82 ; 261/DIG ; 7 ; 261/1401|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 10 인용 특허 : 28|
An improved carbonator and method is disclosed which delivers water under pressure to a carbonator from a pump driven by the carbonating gas under pressure, the exhaust from which is mixed with the water being carbonated. Alternative embodiments are disclosed which are configured in unitary, low-cost, compact configuration conducive to cooling within confined compartments. Low operating pressures permit convenient use of inexpensive plastic components for efficient operation.
Carbonator apparatus comprising: fluid mixing means for combining liquid and gas therein including a conduit disposed to direct fluid flow therethrough between a liquid inlet and a fluid outlet and having a gas inlet coupled thereto at a location therealong intermediate the liquid inlet and fluid outlet; pumping means for pumping liquid into the liquid inlet of the fluid mixing means in response to gas under pressure transferred through said pumping means said pumping means includes a plurality of variable-volume chambers coupled to operate in synchroniz...