|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||993/232 ; 909/275 ; 261/DIG.7 ; 366/153.1 ; 139/101.19 ; 139/101.21|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 24 인용 특허 : 6|
This invention provides a system and a method of mixing and dispensing a beverage from a beverage concentrate. A mixing device receives a beverage concentrate and water, and employs a static mixing device to mix the concentrate and water to produce a beverage in a closed system. Flow regulators precisely control the flows of the beverage concentrate and water to achieve the desired mixing ratio. The carbonation system may include a pump for pumping the beverage from the mixing device to a carbonator, a refrigeration unit, a beverage dispenser, or other. ...
[ What is claimed is:] [1.]1. A system for preparing a beverage from a beverage concentrate, the system comprising:a mixing device having a beverage concentrate inlet for receiving a beverage concentrate, a water inlet for receiving water, and an outlet, the mixing device mixing the beverage concentrate and the water to produce a beverage for dispensing through the outlet;a carbonator having a carbonator inlet coupled with the outlet of the mixing device, the carbonator including a carbonator control; anda control unit coupled with the carbonator control...