|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||222/129.2 ; 222/129.3 ; 222/129.4 ; 222/145.5 ; 222/253|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 47 인용 특허 : 17|
A system to mix, carbonate, if desired, and dispense beverages in the micro-gravity environment of extra-terrestrial space incorporates chilled sources of beverage syrup, water and CO.sub.2, mixing chambers for receiving the fluid components of the beverages and receptacle interfaces which. selectively communicate with the mixing chambers and which couple with drinking receptacles formed by a pressure-resistant outer shell and a flexible internal liner. Within the mixing chambers, a reciprocable piston is driven by an entering pressurized beverage compon...
[ What is claimed is:] [1.] Apparatus for preparing and dispensing a beverage comprising:sources of fluid beverage components, including syrup and water;a mixing chamber provided with inlet and discharge ports;a piston disposed within the mixing chamber for reciprocal movement between extended and retracted positions;first means for (1) introducing the beverage components under pressure into the mixing chamber and (2) shifting the piston from the extended position to the retracted position in response to the introduction into the mixing chamber of at lea...