|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||222/01 ; 222/067 ; 222/146.1 ; 222/183 ; 222/190 ; 222/335|
|발명자 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 25 인용 특허 : 10|
A water dispenser includes a housing containing a water source and a water storage tank positioned above the water source. A water line connects the water source and the water storage tank. A vacuum pump draws a vacuum on the water storage tank thereby drawing water through the water line from the water source to the water storage tank. A tap is coupled to the water storage tank and extends outside the housing to dispense water. Optionally, a carbon dioxide injection system may be provided for producing carbonated water. Further, an ultraviolet light sou...
[ I claim:] [1.] A water dispensing apparatus, comprising:a water source;a water storage tank positioned above the water source;a water line between the water source and the water storage tank;a vacuum pump for drawing a vacuum in a headspace above water in the water storage tank through a vacuum line connected therebetween, whereby water is drawn through the water line from the water source to the water storage tank;a housing containing the water source, the water storage tank, the water line, and the vacuum pump; anda tap coupled to the water storage t...