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Beverage Preparation-related patent applications - as published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).


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Beverage preparation machine capable of determining a beverage volume of receptacles and corresponding method
Nestec S.a.
May 18, 2017 - N°20170135519

A beverage preparation machine includes first and second cameras for capturing first and second images of a receptacle. The beverage preparation machine further includes a control unit configured to determine a receptacle volume based on the first and second images and to determine a beverage volume to be dispensed based on the receptacle volume and the selected filling level or ...
Card for containing food or beverage ingredients
Nestec S.a.
May 18, 2017 - N°20170135518

A card for containing food or beverage ingredients includes a substantially planar and rigid base portion, at least two ingredient compartments for storing the ingredients, and at least two discharge portions. Each of the discharge portions are linked to one of the compartments and extend along the plane of the base portion. At least one sealing member is provided on ...
Beverage preparation apparatus
Jura Elektroapparate Ag
May 18, 2017 - N°20170135515

A beverage preparation apparatus, in particular coffee machine, comprising a process stage designed to convey and to heat supplied water and to dispense a prepared fluid. The process stage has a heater for heating the supplied water to a first target temperature or a second target temperature, which is different from the first target temperature, and also a path selection ...
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Sweeper and filter assembly for beverage preparation machines
Zumex Group, S.a.
April 27, 2017 - N°20170113168

Sweeper and filter assembly for beverage preparation machines comprising a sweeper associated with a filter, the sweeper comprising a carrier band mounted on at least two shafts. The carrier band can perform the filtering function itself as it is made from a filtering material or is provided with suitable orifices. The carrier band is flexible and preferably elastic. The shafts ...
Beverage preparation capsules
Mars, Incorporated
April 13, 2017 - N°20170101258

A beverage preparation capsule (800) is provided comprising a hollow body suitable for containing a beverage preparation ingredient, the hollow body having a top end for receiving liquid into the hollow body, a bottom end for dispensing the beverage from the hollow body, and at least one side wall (813) between the top and bottom ends, the bottom end being in fluid ...
Beverage preparation device and operating method
Eugster/frismag Ag
April 06, 2017 - N°20170095111

A beverage preparation device, in particular a coffee maker, comprising at least one water pump for supplying water to a first continuous-flow heater (17), which is embodied for generating hot water, and to a second continuous-flow heater (18), which is also embodied for generating hot water and/or for generating steam, and comprising a control unit for controlling the at least one ...
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Beverage dispensing systems and methods
Starbucks Corporation
March 23, 2017 - N°20170079469

Various beverage preparation systems and methods are disclosed. The beverage preparation system can include a dispensing unit configured to receive beverage, such as a shot of espresso, from a beverage preparation machine. The dispensing unit can include a dispensing unit with a first end and a second end. The dispensing unit can be rotatable between an upright position and an ...
Beverage dispensing systems and methods
Starbucks Corporation
March 23, 2017 - N°20170079468

Various beverage preparation systems and methods are disclosed. The beverage preparation system can include a dispensing unit configured to receive beverage, such as a shot of espresso, from a beverage preparation machine. The dispensing unit can include a dispensing unit with a first end and a second end. The dispensing unit can be rotatable between an upright position and an ...
Beverage preparation device for hot and cold beverages
Nestec S.a.
March 23, 2017 - N°20170079467

The present invention relates to a beverage preparation device for preparing hot and cold beverages, the device (30) comprising a hot extraction module (10) comprising a brewing unit (1) for injection of hot liquid into a beverage ingredients containing capsule, a hot beverage outlet (2) connected to the brewing unit (1) for dispensing of a hot extracted beverage, and a cooling module (20) comprising a cooling ...
Beverage preparation systems and methods
Starbucks Corporation
March 23, 2017 - N°20170079464

Various beverage preparation systems and methods are disclosed. The beverage preparation system can include a container manipulation assembly having a support assembly and an elevator. The support assembly can be configured to receive a container. The elevator can be connected with the support assembly and can be configured to translate and/or rotate the support assembly. In some embodiments, the ...
Beverage preparation device for preparation of a cooled and foamed beverage
Nestec S.a.
March 23, 2017 - N°20170079462

The present invention relates to a cold beverage preparation device (20), the device comprising an open cooling reservoir (5) for receiving a liquid beverage, cooling means (15) associated to the cooling reservoir (5) for cooling at least part of an internal surface of the cooling reservoir, a rotational stirring member (16) arranged in the cooling reservoir (5) for mixing or foaming the liquid depending on the ...
Container and code of system for preparing a beverage or foodstuff
Nestec S. A.
March 09, 2017 - N°20170068878

A container for a foodstuff or beverage preparation machine, the container for containing beverage or foodstuff preparation material and comprising a code encoding preparation information, the code comprising: a data sequence having a plurality of marker locations, whereby said marker locations either comprise or do not comprise a marker as a variable to at least partially encode the preparation information ...
Inert gas generation from fuel cells
The Boeing Company
February 23, 2017 - N°20170054163

A dual purpose fuel cell configuration generates electricity and oxygen-depleted inert gases. The inert gaseous outflows are then applied to fuel tanks comprising electric compartments, fuel tanks, battery compartments, storage cavities, and refrigeration containers. Due to the low oxygen concentration in the generated gas, applications for these inerted gases range from fire prevention, fire suppression, and fumigation, to preservation of ...
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Beverage production machines and methods with multi chambered basket units
Starbucks Corporation Dba Starbucks Coffee Company
February 16, 2017 - N°20170042364

Various beverage preparation machines having a multi-chambered basket unit are shown. The basket unit can be configured to accept multiple cartridge configurations. For example, some embodiments are configured to receive a first cartridge configuration in a first chamber of the basket unit and a second configuration in a second chamber of the basket unit. In various embodiments, the basket unit ...
Container and code of system for preparing a beverage or foodstuff
Nestec S.a.
February 09, 2017 - N°20170039407

A container for a foodstuff or beverage preparation machine, the container for containing beverage or foodstuff preparation material and comprising a code encoding preparation information, the code comprising: a data sequence having a plurality of marker locations, whereby said marker locations either comprise or do not comprise a marker as a variable to at least partially encode the preparation information ...
Capsule and system for the beverage preparation
Tuttoespresso S.r.l.
February 09, 2017 - N°20170036854

A capsule for preparation of a beverage from a brewing device, and a system including the capsule and brewing device. The capsule includes a lateral wall, a water inlet wall and an outlet wall forming a hollow body where a brewing product is contained. The hollow body has a central axis passing through the inlet and outlet walls. At least ...
Beverage preparation unit with safety valve
Nestec S.a.
February 09, 2017 - N°20170035242

Portable beverage preparation devices for preparing a beverage from an ingredients containing capsule are disclosed and include a beverage brewing unit and beverage dispensing means that includes a safety outlet valve. Also disclosed are systems that include the beverage preparation devices and receptacles for use with the beverage preparation devices.
Beverage preparation unit
Nestec S.a.
February 09, 2017 - N°20170035235

A beverage preparation device for preparing a beverage from an ingredients containing capsule includes a beverage brewing unit for receiving the capsule and preparing the beverage by means of injection of pressurized liquid into the capsule, and beverage dispensing means for dispensing the resulting beverage into a receptacle, wherein beverage brewing unit is designed for passing liquid through the capsule ...
Simple ergonomic user-interface for a beverage machine
Nestec S.a.
January 12, 2017 - N°20170007068

A beverage preparation machine (1) comprises a user-interface (10, 10′, 20, 30, 40, 50) that has: a generally peripheral illuminatable arrangement (11, 11′, 21, 31, 41, 51) formed of illuminatable parts (11a-11f, 11a′-11h′, 21a- 21g, 31a-31f, 41a-41b, 51a-51h, 51x) and extending around an inner portion (110,120); and a control arrangement (100,105) for activating and deactivating an illumination of the illuminatable parts. The control arrangement (100,105) has ...
Agitation unit and beverage preparation apparatus
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
January 12, 2017 - N°20170007067

An agitation unit includes an agitation tank to which a liquid is supplied and an agitation member which agitates the liquid supplied to the agitation tank. The agitation tank has an area of opening in a horizontal direction decreasing in a downward direction.
A capsule for improved beverage quality
Nestec S.a.
January 05, 2017 - N°20170001795

The present invention is directed to a capsule (1) for use in a beverage preparation machine, said capsule comprising: (i) lateral walls (2), a pierceable injection wall (3) adapted to be pierced by fluid injection means (4) of the machine, and a dispensing wall (5) adapted to dispense said beverage, that delimit a closed internal volume, (ii) a flexible fluid distributor wall (7), that is located ...
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