Variable carbonation using in-line carbonator

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PATENT NO 8882084
APP PUB NO 20120177784A1
SERIAL NO

13337397

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An inline carbonation apparatus includes a fluid tube having an inner diameter. At least one water orifice is linked to a water source and is attached at one end of the fluid tube. The water orifice atomizes water passing therethrough. A carbon dioxide source is connected to a carbon dioxide solenoid valve. The carbon dioxide solenoid valve is connected to a carbon dioxide regulator that is coupled to a carbon dioxide orifice and attached to the fluid tube in a spaced relationship from the water orifice. The atomized water has a pressure less than the carbon dioxide such that carbon dioxide is absorbed into the water forming carbonated water having a specified volume of carbonation. The carbon dioxide solenoid valve is opened and closed for a predetermined portion of a drink dispense time providing a volume of carbonated and non-carbonated fluid which upon mixing achieves a desired carbonation level.

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CORNELIUS INC101 BROADWAY STREET WEST OSSEO MN 55369

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Malagi, Jayateertha Karnataka, IN 5 18
Ranganath, Servesh Adderi Karnataka, IN 6 7

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