|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||261/127; 261/128; 261/104; 261/DIG.007; 426/477; 099/323.2|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 27 인용 특허 : 11|
Methods and apparatus for beverage dispensing are provided with a carbonator (12) that includes a plurality of hydrophobic hollow fibers (32). A pre-carbonation circuit (28) may also be included. A water treatment system (14) may be used to supply water to the carbonator (12) and/or the pre-carbonation circuit (28).
1. A beverage dispenser, comprising: a water supply; a reverse osmosis water treatment system coupled to said water supply, said reverse osmosis water treatment system comprising a flexible bag reservoir; a CO2source; a carbonator coupled to said reservoir and said CO2source, said carbonator including at least one hydrophobic hollow fiber proximate to which water is carbonated; a beverage syrup source; and a customer interface enabling the dispensing of beverage syrup from said beverage syrup source and carbonated water generated by said carbonat...