|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|국제특허분류(IPC7판)||A23F-003/00 A23L-002/54 B01F-003/04|
|미국특허분류(USC)||99/3232; 426/477; 261/DIG007|
|발명자 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 10 인용 특허 : 5|
A method and apparatus for improving the carbonation in a soda fountain drink when served in a cup. A carbonation concentrator is inserted between the fountain head and the bottom portion of the cup (e.g., at the top of the ice) to cause backpressure at a point within the fluid in the cup as the soda is poured, increasing the absorption of the CO2 carbonation into the poured fluid. The carbonation concentrator may be integrated into the fountain head, adapted to attach to an otherwise conventional fountain head, or integrated within the cup (i.e., dispos...
1. A carbonation concentrator, comprising:a carbonated fluid direct passage to enclose and pass carbonated fluid directly into a bottom portion of a cup before release; and a plunger in communication with said passage, said plunger having a diameter closely corresponding to a diameter of a corresponding inside of a cup; wherein said plunger provides a significant amount of back pressure in said bottom portion of said cup.