US Patent No: 7,569,243

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Methods of preparing a food product from a cartridge

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Abstract

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Percolating device, for example intended to equip a coffee machine, having a percolating chamber mounted in such a way that it can carry out a displacement in the vertical direction when a control handle is operated. A cap receiving a capsule of product to be infused is also displaced, when the handle is operated, towards the inside of the percolating chamber. A percolating head sliding freely inside the percolating chamber can occupy different relative positions inside the percolating chamber according to the size of the capsule loaded into the cap. A stop device makes it possible to lock the percolating head in a definite position in order to inject steam and/or water through the percolating head.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
NESTEC S.A.VEVEY1236
SYMATESECHAPONOST, FR4

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Masek, Petr Granges , CH 16 635
Yoakim, Alfred St-legier-la-chiesaz , CH 104 1580

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
* 4,429,623 Coffee-making machine 62 1982
* 5,638,741 Group module for coffee machine 76 1996
* 6,062,127 Portable espresso maker 50 1999
 
COMPAGNIE MEDITERRANEENNE DES CAFES (1)
6,557,458 Device and method for controlling the closing and opening of an extraction chamber of a coffee maker 6 2001
 
SAECO IPR LIMITED (1)
6,499,388 Coffee machine for brewing coffee power pre-packed in a cartridge 38 2001
* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V. (1)
8,978,543 Infusion unit for making beverages from single-serving sachets and machine comprising said unit 1 2010
 
EUGSTER/FRISMAG AG ELEKTROHAUSHALTGERAETE (1)
* 2012/0207,893 Brewing Device and Method for Extracting a Portion Capsule 1 2010
 
NESTEC S.A. (23)
9,277,837 Method for preparing a beverage or liquid food and system using brewing centrifugal force 0 2008
8,813,634 Capsule for preparing a beverage or liquid food and system using brewing centrifugal force 6 2008
* 2010/0186,599 CAPSULE FOR PREPARING A BEVERAGE OR LIQUID FOOD AND SYSTEM USING BREWING CENTRIFUGAL FORCE 22 2008
9,226,611 Capsule system, device and method for preparing a food liquid contained in a receptacle by centrifugation 0 2008
* 2010/0178,404 CAPSULE SYSTEM, DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PREPARING A FOOD LIQUID CONTAINED IN A RECEPTACLE BY CENTRIFUGATION 18 2008
9,271,598 Method for preparing a food liquid contained in a capsule by centrifugation and device adapted for such method 0 2008
* 2010/0203,208 METHOD FOR PREPARING A FOOD LIQUID CONTAINED IN A CAPSULE BY CENTRIFUGATION AND DEVICE ADAPTED FOR SUCH METHOD 14 2008
8,986,764 Capsule and method for preparing a food liquid by centrifugation 1 2008
* 2010/0203,198 CAPSULE AND METHOD FOR PREPARING A FOOD LIQUID BY CENTRIFUGATION 17 2008
8,600,223 Integrated heater for a beverage preparation device 1 2008
8,573,116 Heating device with an integrated thermoblock for a beverage preparation machine 3 2008
* 2010/0218,684 HEATING DEVICE WITH AN INTEGRATED THERMOBLOCK FOR A BEVERAGE PREPARATION MACHINE 9 2008
8,915,177 Beverage machine with carrying handle and configurable appearance and side functions 0 2009
* 2011/0126,717 BEVERAGE MACHINE WITH CARRYING HANDLE AND CONFIGURABLE APPEARANCE & SIDE FUNCTIONS 14 2009
8,850,957 Modular assembly of a beverage preparation machine 0 2009
* 2011/0041,696 MODULAR ASSEMBLY OF A BEVERAGE PREPARATION MACHINE 10 2009
8,919,242 Method for preparing a food liquid contained in a capsule by centrifugation and system adapted for such method 0 2009
* 2011/0217,421 METHOD FOR PREPARING A FOOD LIQUID CONTAINED IN A CAPSULE BY CENTRIFUGATION AND SYSTEM ADAPTED FOR SUCH METHOD 13 2009
9,095,236 Liquid food preparation system for preparing a liquid food by centrifugation 0 2009
9,162,815 Capsule for the preparation of a coffee extract having a structure facilitating perforation for injection of water 0 2010
* 2011/0041,702 CAPSULE FOR THE PREPARATION OF A COFFEE EXTRACT HAVING A STRUCTURE FACILITATING PERFORATION FOR INJECTION OF WATER 13 2010
8,658,232 Capsule system for the preparation of beverages by centrifugation 0 2010
9,119,503 Beverage brewing unit 0 2013
 
AMGEN INC. (1)
* 2011/0183,897 VARIANT ACTIVIN RECEPTOR POLYPEPTIDES 3 2011
 
Eugster Frismag AG Elektrohushaltgeraete (1)
* 8,647,691 Brewing device and method for extracting a portion capsule 0 2010
 
RENEKA INTERNATIONAL (1)
* 2008/0121,111 Unit for Preparing at Least One Espresso Coffe Cup or Other Hot Beverage From a Prepackaged Single So-Called Coffee Pod 17 2005
 
KEURIG GREEN MOUNTAIN, INC. (1)
9,295,357 Apparatus for cup and carafe beverage production 0 2014
* Cited By Examiner

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