|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||099/275; 099/323.3; 222/129.1; 222/146.2|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 5 인용 특허 : 59|
A beverage dispensing apparatus includes a mixing chamber for mixing hot water, a beverage concentrate and cold water, as well as one or more additives. The hot water and cold water are supplied at a predetermined flow rate at a predetermined proportion, regardless of the pressure of the water supply. A water heater supplies the hot water within a specified pressure range and without significant entrapped air.
The invention claimed is: 1. In a beverage dispensing apparatus, the improvement comprising a mixing chamber comprising: a chamber having a distal end, a proximal end, and a central bore, and wherein the hydraulic diameter of the bore decreases in at least one location between the distal end to the proximal end; an outlet provided at the proximal end of said chamber; a first diluent inlet provided near the distal end of said chamber; a second diluent inlet disposed downstream of said first diluent inlet and communicating with said central bore at an ang...