US Patent No: 7,569,243

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Methods of preparing a food product from a cartridge

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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.VEVEY1840
SYMATESECHAPONOST, FR3

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Masek, Petr Granges, CH 23 408
Yoakim, Alfred St-Legier-La Chiesaz, CH 128 1042

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
COMPAGNIE MEDITERRANEENNE DES CAFES S.A. (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 26 2001
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
4,429,623 Coffee-making machine 60 1982
5,638,741 Group module for coffee machine 64 1996
6,062,127 Portable espresso maker 38 1999

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
NESTEC S.A. (4)
8,813,634 Capsule for preparing a beverage or liquid food and system using brewing centrifugal force 0 2008
8,600,223 Integrated heater for a beverage preparation device 0 2008
8,573,116 Heating device with an integrated thermoblock for a beverage preparation machine 0 2008
8,658,232 Capsule system for the preparation of beverages by centrifugation 0 2010
 
Eugster Frismag AG Elektrohushaltgeraete (1)
8,647,691 Brewing device and method for extracting a portion capsule 0 2010

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