|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||062/396; 062/390; 222/146.6|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 14 인용 특허 : 26|
Methods and apparatus for cold carbonation are provided in which a carbonator (13) having one or more segments is provided. A sensor (14) is provided that can be accessed from a side of a dispenser (10).
What is claimed is: 1. A dispenser for dispensing beverages, at least one of which is a carbonated beverage, comprising: a top, a bottom, and at least one side; a cold source; a carbonator coupled to a source of water and operable to produce carbonated water; a water level sensor coupled to the carbonator; a control system coupled to the water level sensor and operable to enable flow of water from the source of water into the carbonator in response to the water level sensor sensing a low water level within the carbonator; and an access space in the side...