Brewing funnel with removable insert

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 4765896
SERIAL NO

06866976

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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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BUNN-O-MATIC CORPORATIONSPRINGFIELD, IL163

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Cheatley, Harvey W Newmarket, CA 1 27
Hartley, Philip G Toronto, CA 1 27
Konop, Mitchell J Toronto, CA 1 27

Cited Art Landscape

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BUNN-O-MATIC CORPORATION (1)
* 4642190 Brewing funnel with screen filter assembly 31 1985
* Cited By Examiner

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (6)
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* 5176830 Filter support for disposable coffee filters 15 1992
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SEB S.A. (2)
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SOCIETE DES PRODUITS NESTLE S.A. (2)
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D677151 Capsule 5 2011
 
DISCOVERY INC. (2)
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D781585 Bin 0 2015
 
Food Equipment Technologies Company, Inc. (1)
* 6662955 Beverage ingredient filter and assembly 18 1998
 
EMPIRE COMFORT SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
* 6083392 Ribbed funnel 11 1998
 
WILBUR CURTIS COMPANY, INC. (2)
7021198 Brew basket for coffee filter pack 6 2002
D486355 Brew basket for coffee pack 15 2002
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (1)
6758130 Beverage brewing devices for preparing creamy beverages 96 2002
 
CALVENTO, LINA PEREZ (1)
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NESTEC S.A. (1)
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Martex Holland B.V. (1)
* 2008/0210,098 Apparatus for Preparing a Beverage 4 2004
 
HOLOGIC, INC. (3)
7316779 Filtration system and method for obtaining a cytology layer 4 2002
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ZHENPURE CORPORATION (2)
* 8808552 Stackable filter cup apparatus and method 0 2010
* 2012/0152,865 STACKABLE FILTER CUP APPARATUS AND METHOD 1 2010
 
CONAIR CORPORATION (2)
7013795 Grind and brew coffee apparatus 13 2003
* 2003/0167,928 Grind and brew coffee apparatus 5 2003
 
BUNN-O-MATIC CORPORATION (6)
* 5064533 Funnel basket structure 26 1990
* 5113752 Bypass basket structure for iced tea makers 23 1990
6260476 Beverage brewing substance holder 23 1999
6250209 Brewer filter support 14 1999
D442430 Beverage brewing substance holder 12 2000
6481340 Brewer filter support 3 2001
* Cited By Examiner