US Patent No: 4,765,896

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Brewing funnel with removable insert

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Beverage brewing funnel combination for supporting scrunchable disposable filters in either their non-scrunched full or normal capacity condition or in a scrunched reduced-capacity condition. The combination is formed by a funnel and a removable skeleton-like insert. The interior bottom surface of the funnel is inclined or dished toward a drain aperture and has a plurality of upstanding ribs which maintain a wet disposable filter out of adhering contact with the bottom surface when the funnel is used without the removable insert to support a disposable filter in its non-scrunched condition. When the insert is nested within the funnel it supports the disposable filters in their scrunched condition and preferably out of contact with the bottom surface of the funnel as well as the sidewall surface thereof.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
BUNN-O-MATIC CORPORATIONSPRINGFIELD, IL250

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Cheatley, Harvey W Newmarket, CA 1 24
Hartley, Philip G Toronto, CA 1 24
Konop, Mitchell J Toronto, CA 1 24

Cited Art Landscape

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BUNN-O-MATIC CORPORATION (1)
4,642,190 Brewing funnel with screen filter assembly 31 1985

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BUNN-O-MATIC CORPORATION (6)
5,064,533 Funnel basket structure 25 1990
5,113,752 Bypass basket structure for iced tea makers 23 1990
6,260,476 Beverage brewing substance holder 20 1999
6,250,209 Brewer filter support 11 1999
D442430 Beverage brewing substance holder 11 2000
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SEB S.A. (2)
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SOCIETE DES PRODUITS NESTLE S.A. (2)
D513152 Capsule for the retention and dispensing of coffee, tea, cocoa, soup, and bouillon 17 2004
D677151 Capsule 2 2011
 
Wilbur Curtis Company, Inc. (2)
7,021,198 Brew basket for coffee filter pack 3 2002
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CALVENTO, LINA PEREZ (1)
6,298,771 Disposable coffee brewing unit for individual servings 9 2000
 
CONAIR CORPORATION (1)
7,013,795 Grind and brew coffee apparatus 10 2003
 
EMPIRE COMFORT SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
6,083,392 Ribbed funnel 6 1998
 
FOOD EQUIPMENT TECHNOLOGIES COMPANY, INC. (1)
6,662,955 Beverage ingredient filter and assembly 6 1998
 
HOLOGIC, INC. (1)
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NESTEC S.A. (1)
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The Procter & Gamble Company (1)
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ZHENPURE CORPORATION (1)
8,808,552 Stackable filter cup apparatus and method 0 2010
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (4)
4,865,737 Filter support for disposable coffee filters 13 1989
5,176,830 Filter support for disposable coffee filters 13 1992
D360106 Coffee brew cone 10 1993
D511069 Coffee filter support 0 2003