Title:
CARBONATION BEVERAGE CAP
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
A carbonation beverage cap which has a generally cylindrical shaped bottle adapter having a top middle portion and a raised perimeter aperture disposed on the top middle portion of the bottle adapter. A threaded adapter is coupled to a top portion of the bottle adapter, the threaded adapter having a top centered aperture disposed on a top middle portion of the threaded adapter. A bottom nipple is disposed on a bottom portion of the carbonation beverage cap that a gas hose or a carbonation stone can be coupled to to disperse carbon dioxide gas or other carbonation into a first beverage contained in a beverage bottle.


Inventors:
Walker, Patrick (Mitchell, CA)
Application Number:
14/146685
Publication Date:
07/03/2014
Filing Date:
01/02/2014
Assignee:
WALKER PATRICK
Primary Class:
International Classes:
B65D41/04
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Foreign References:
GB538937A
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A carbonation beverage cap, comprising: a bottle adapter having a top middle portion and an aperture disposed on the top middle portion of the bottle adapter, wherein the bottle adapter is inserted into a top opening of a beverage bottle; a threaded adapter coupled to a top portion of the bottle adapter, the threaded adapter having a top centered aperture disposed on a top middle portion of the threaded adapter; an attachment post inserted into the top centered aperture of the threaded adapter and the aperture of the bottle adapter, the attachment post couples the bottle adapter and the threaded adapter; and a bottom nipple disposed on a bottom portion of the carbonation beverage cap.

2. The carbonation beverage cap according to claim 1, wherein the bottle adapter has a generally cylindrical shape.

3. The carbonation beverage cap according to claim 1, wherein the aperture includes a raised perimeter.

4. The carbonation beverage cap according to claim 1, wherein the bottle adapter is made of stainless steel.

5. The carbonation beverage cap according to claim 1, wherein the threaded adapter is made of stainless steel.

6. The carbonation beverage cap according to claim 1, wherein the attachment post is made of stainless steel.

7. The carbonation beverage cap according to claim 1, further comprising a gas hose coupled to the bottom nipple to disperse carbon dioxide gas or other carbonation into a beverage contained in the beverage bottle.

8. A carbonation beverage cap, comprising: a bottle adapter having a top middle portion and a raised perimeter aperture disposed on the top middle portion of the bottle adapter, wherein the bottle adapter is inserted into a top opening of a beverage bottle; a threaded adapter coupled to a top portion of the bottle adapter, the threaded adapter having a top centered aperture disposed on a top middle portion of the threaded adapter; an attachment post inserted into the top centered aperture of the threaded adapter and the raised perimeter aperture of the bottle adapter, the attachment post couples the bottle adapter and the threaded adapter; and a bottom nipple disposed on a bottom portion of the carbonation beverage cap.

9. The carbonation beverage cap according to claim 8, wherein the bottle adapter has a generally cylindrical shape.

10. The carbonation beverage cap according to claim 8, wherein the bottle adapter is made of stainless steel.

11. The carbonation beverage cap according to claim 8, wherein the threaded adapter is made of stainless steel.

12. The carbonation beverage cap according to claim 8, wherein the attachment post is made of stainless steel.

13. The carbonation beverage cap according to claim 8, further comprising a gas hose coupled to the bottom nipple to disperse carbon dioxide gas or other carbonation into a first beverage contained in the beverage bottle.

14. The carbonation beverage cap according to claim 8, further comprising a carbonation stone coupled to the bottom nipple to disperse carbon dioxide gas or other carbonation into a second beverage contained in the beverage bottle.

15. A carbonation beverage cap, comprising: a generally cylindrical shaped bottle adapter having a top middle portion and a raised perimeter aperture disposed on the top middle portion of the bottle adapter, wherein the bottle adapter is inserted into a top opening of a beverage bottle; a threaded adapter coupled to a top portion of the bottle adapter, the threaded adapter having a top centered aperture disposed on a top middle portion of the threaded adapter; an attachment post inserted into the top centered aperture of the threaded adapter and the raised perimeter aperture of the bottle adapter, the attachment post couples the bottle adapter and the threaded adapter; and a bottom nipple disposed on a bottom portion of the carbonation beverage cap.

16. The carbonation beverage cap according to claim 15, wherein the bottle adapter, the threaded adapter and the attachment post are made of stainless steel.

17. The carbonation beverage cap according to claim 15, further comprising a gas hose coupled to the bottom nipple to disperse carbon dioxide gas or other carbonation into a first beverage contained in the beverage bottle.

18. The carbonation beverage cap according to claim 17, wherein the first beverage contained in the beverage bottle is beer.

19. The carbonation beverage cap according to claim 17, wherein the first beverage contained in the beverage bottle is soda.

20. The carbonation beverage cap according to claim 15, further comprising a carbonation stone coupled to the bottom nipple to disperse carbon dioxide gas or other carbonation into a second beverage contained in the beverage bottle.

Description:

This application claims priority to U.S. Provisional Application 61/748,420 filed on Jan. 2, 2013, the entire disclosure of which is incorporated by reference.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of the Invention

The present invention is a beverage cap. More specifically, the present invention is a carbonation beverage cap.

2. Description of the Related Art

Carbonated beverages such as sodas are as popular today as ever. Carbonated beverages often lose their carbonation over time and become less flavorful as a result.

BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The present invention is a beverage cap. More specifically, the present invention is a carbonation beverage cap.

The present invention is a carbonation beverage cap that includes a generally cylindrical shaped bottle adapter having a top middle portion and a raised perimeter aperture disposed on the top middle portion of the bottle adapter, wherein the bottle adapter is inserted into a top opening of a beverage bottle and a threaded adapter coupled to a top portion of the bottle adapter, the threaded adapter having a top centered aperture disposed on a top middle portion of the threaded adapter. The carbonation beverage cap includes an attachment post inserted into the top centered aperture of the threaded adapter and the raised perimeter aperture of the bottle adapter, the attachment post couples the bottle adapter and the threaded adapter and a bottom nipple disposed on a bottom portion of the carbonation beverage cap.

It is an object of the present invention to provide a carbonation beverage cap that reduces carbonation loss.

It is an object of the present invention to provide a carbonation beverage cap that helps maintain proper carbon dioxide levels in a carbonated beverage.

It is an object of the present invention to provide a carbonation beverage cap that can support supplemental carbonation devices such as a carbonation stone.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

The present invention will be described by way of exemplary embodiments, but not limitations, illustrated in the accompanying drawings in which like references denote similar elements, and in which:

FIG. 1 illustrates a front exploded environmental perspective view of a carbonation beverage cap, in accordance with one embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 2 illustrates a rear view of a carbonation beverage cap, in accordance with one embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 3 illustrates a front view of a gas hose, in accordance with one embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 4 illustrates a front view of a carbonation stone, in accordance with one embodiment of the present invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF ILLUSTRATIVE EMBODIMENTS

Various aspects of the illustrative embodiments will be described using terms commonly employed by those skilled in the art to convey the substance of their work to others skilled in the art. However, it will be apparent to those skilled in the art that the present invention may be practiced with only some of the described aspects. For purposes of explanation, specific numbers, materials and configurations are set forth in order to provide a thorough understanding of the illustrative embodiments. However, it will be apparent to one skilled in the art that the present invention may be practiced without the specific details. In other instances, well-known features are omitted or simplified in order not to obscure the illustrative embodiments.

Various operations will be described as multiple discrete operations, in turn, in a manner that is most helpful in understanding the present invention however the order of description should not be construed as to imply that these operations are necessarily order dependent. In particular, these operations need not be performed in the order of presentation.

The phrase “in one embodiment” is used repeatedly. The phrase generally does not refer to the same embodiment, however, it may. The terms “comprising”, “having” and “including” are synonymous, unless the context dictates otherwise.

FIG. 1 illustrates a front exploded environmental view of a carbonation beverage cap 100, in accordance with one embodiment of the present invention.

The carbonation beverage cap 100 may include a bottle adapter 110, a threaded adapter 120 and an attachment post 130.

The bottle adapter 110 may have a top middle portion 110a and a generally cylindrical shape 110b. The bottle adapter 110 may be inserted into a top opening 102a of beverage bottle 102. The beverage bottle 102 may be a sixteen ounce bottle, a twenty ounce bottle, a thirty-two ounce bottle, a one liter bottle, a two liter bottle, a three liter bottle or any suitable size bottle. The beverage 104 contained in the beverage bottle 102 may be beer, soda or other suitable carbonated beverage or non-carbonated beverage. The bottle adapter 110 may have an aperture 112 disposed on the top middle portion 110a of the bottle adapter 110. The aperture 112 may include a raised perimeter 112a′. The bottle adapter 110 may be made of stainless steel or other suitable durable material.

The threaded adapter 120 may be coupled to a top portion 110c of the bottle adapter 110 and have a top centered aperture 120a. The top centered aperture 120a may be disposed on a top middle portion 120a′ of the threaded adapter 120. The threaded adapter 120 may be made of stainless steel or other suitable durable material.

The attachment post 130 may couple the bottle adapter 110 and the threaded adapter 120. The attachment post 130 may be inserted into the top centered aperture 120a of the threaded adapter 120 and the aperture 112 of the bottle adapter 110.

FIG. 2 illustrates a rear view of a carbonation beverage cap 200, in accordance with one embodiment of the present invention.

The carbonation beverage cap 200 may include a bottom nipple 210. The bottom nipple 210 may be disposed on a bottom portion 220 of the carbonation beverage cap 200. A gas hose (FIG. 3, 300), a carbonation stone (FIG. 4, 400) or other suitable carbonation dispersion device may be coupled to the bottom nipple 210 to disperse carbon dioxide gas or other suitable carbonation into the beverage 104 contained in the beverage bottle 102.

FIG. 3 illustrates a front view of a gas hose 300, in accordance with one embodiment of the present invention. The gas hose 300 may be utilized in combination with the carbonation beverage cap 100 to disperse carbon dioxide into the beverage 104 contained in the beverage bottle 102.

The gas hose 300 may provide carbonation in the form of carbon dioxide gas that is dispersed through the gas hose 300 and into the beverage 104. The gas hose 300 may be coupled to the bottom nipple 210 and may extend down into the beverage 104 to disperse carbon dioxide into the beverage 104. The carbonation beverage cap 100 may also be utilized in combination with other suitable carbonation devices such as a carbonation stone (FIG. 4, 400).

FIG. 4 illustrates a front view of a carbonation stone 400, in accordance with one embodiment of the present invention. The carbonation stone 400 may be utilized in combination with the carbonation beverage cap 100 to disperse carbon dioxide into the beverage 104 contained in the beverage bottle 102.

The carbonation stone 400 may provide carbonation in the form of carbon dioxide gas that is dispersed through the carbonation stone 400 and into the beverage 104. The carbonation stone 400 may be coupled to the bottom nipple 310 and may extend down into the beverage 104 to disperse carbon dioxide into the beverage 104. The carbonation beverage cap 100 may also be utilized in combination with other suitable carbonation devices.

The carbonation beverage cap may be a device that is designed to fit onto a polyethylene terephthalate or PET beverage bottle or a bottle made of other suitable material. The carbonation beverage cap may be screwed onto a top opening of the beverage bottle that may then receive a gas connection adapter or ball lock gas connect. This may allow an air tight seal that may withstand pressure applied externally to the carbonation in the carbonated beverage contained in the beverage bottle. The bottom nipple also allows attachments like a hose or a carbonation stone to be installed.

The carbonation beverage cap may allow carbonation of beverages with the ability to increase the surface area of carbon dioxide in the beverage by adding a carbonation stone or a hose to the bottom nipple. Installing a carbonation stone increases the surface area of the carbon dioxide which reduces carbonation time of the beverage. The relatively smaller carbonation bubbles dispersed from the carbonation stone may increase solubility of the carbon dioxide in the beverage. This may also make the beverage taste better since the relatively smaller bubbles produced by the carbonation beverage cap reduce carbonic bite and taste.

While the present invention has been related in terms of the foregoing embodiments, those skilled in the art will recognize that the invention is not limited to the embodiments described. The present invention can be practiced with modification and alteration within the spirit and scope of the appended claims. Thus, the description is to be regarded as illustrative instead of restrictive on the present invention.