Foam reducing container

  • US 9,139,413 B2
  • Filed: 03/15/2013
  • Issued: 09/22/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/03/2012
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A beverage container comprising:

  • (a). a vessel defining an interior space, the vessel having a base and sidewalls surrounding the interior space, the sidewalls extending upward from the base and sized and shaped to retain a carbonated liquid beverage, the interior space of the vessel having a vertical centerline;

    (b). an opening defined at a top portion of the sidewalls to allow for the liquid beverage to enter and exit the interior space;

    wherein the sidewalls include a filling side passing through the vertical centerline of the interior space, the filling side being configured to gradually decelerate a downward stream of carbonated beverage from a tap dispenser prior to colliding with an opposite portion of the sidewalls, the filling side including an angled section extending from adjacent the top portion of the sidewalls diagonally toward the base of the vessel, the angled section being slanted to directly receive the downward stream of carbonated beverage from the tap dispenser, the filling side further including a curved intersection disposed between the angled section and an interior floor formed on top of the base;

    wherein the angled section directs the carbonated beverage flow into the curved intersection where the in-flow of carbonated beverage is progressively slowed by traveling over an elongated arcuate surface while passing through the vertical centerline thereby reducing foam production from the carbonated beverage when entering the interior space of the vessel.

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