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 Intelligent beverage kiosk apparatus and system patent thumbnailnew patent Intelligent beverage kiosk apparatus and system
The embodiments disclose a method of an intelligent beverage kiosk system for customized beverage preparation including preparing customized beverage selections for meeting a consumer's taste, recording a member's customized beverage selection for reducing member beverage delivery wait time, creating a member smart beverage cup with layered component compartment modules for downloading and ordering a member customized beverage selection, ordering member customized beverage selections using a wireless intelligent beverage kiosk application for reducing ordering time for a customized beverage selection and adjusting intelligent beverage kiosk window height for facilitating beverage delivery for drive-thru vehicle pickup.. .

 Rapid cooling systems for beverages patent thumbnailnew patent Rapid cooling systems for beverages
A cooling system for rapidly cooling a beverage comprises a cooling channel configured to convey a beverage from upstream to downstream and a nozzle. The cooling channel includes an inner peripheral surface and the nozzle sprays the beverage on the inner peripheral surface such that the beverage is conveyed by gravity along the inner peripheral surface.
Cornelius, Inc.


 Accelerated aging of alcohol drinks patent thumbnailnew patent Accelerated aging of alcohol drinks
Devices and methods are described that enable controlled, repeatable and accelerated aging and infusion of alcohol containing beverages. The devices include newly reaction canisters in a computer controlled environment of valves, pumps, interconnecting plumbing, sensors and mixing and dispersing manifolds.

 Capsules,  preparing a beverage patent thumbnailnew patent Capsules, preparing a beverage
A beverage preparation capsule containing a beverage preparation ingredient, having a body with side walls formed from one or more substantially air- and liquid-impermeable sheet materials defining a chamber containing a beverage preparation ingredient and further defining an outlet channel having an upstream end in fluid communication with the chamber for escape of beverage from the chamber. At least a region of the outlet channel is filled by a filtration material for filtering the beverage escaping from the chamber.
Mars, Incorporated


 In or relating to a machine for the preparation of beverages patent thumbnailnew patent In or relating to a machine for the preparation of beverages
A beverage preparation machine for dispensing beverages comprising: a housing; a first reservoir station; a first reservoir for containing an aqueous medium, the first reservoir being connectable to said first reservoir station; an auxiliary module station for receiving an auxiliary module.. .
Koninklijke Douwe Egberts B.v.


 Multicompartment capsules of a beverage forming apparatus and methods of making thereof patent thumbnailnew patent Multicompartment capsules of a beverage forming apparatus and methods of making thereof
A multicompartment capsule for use with a beverage forming apparatus includes a base and a sidewall extending upwardly from the base. The sidewall includes a rim extending outwardly from an upper end thereof.
Altria Client Services Llc


 Brewing unit patent thumbnailnew patent Brewing unit
A brewing unit (100) for a beverage producing device (900) is disclosed. The brewing unit (100) includes a main body (102) defining a cavity (200) for receiving multiple types/formats of capsules (120).
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


 Beverage brewing  using the same patent thumbnailnew patent Beverage brewing using the same
Methods and apparatuses for brewing beverages. A brewing system in accordance with an aspect of the present disclosure comprises a fluid conduit system, an air conduit system, a valve, and a pump.
Remington Designs, Llc


 A gas infused milk product and  making the same patent thumbnailnew patent A gas infused milk product and making the same
The invention provides a gas infused milk product, wherein the gas infused milk product comprises a lactose hydrolyzed concentrated milk infused with a soluble gas. The invention also provides methods of making such a product.
Dairyvative Technologies, Llc


 Silver containing antimicrobial materials patent thumbnailnew patent Silver containing antimicrobial materials
This invention relates to antimicrobial materials and articles, such as fibres, yarns, and their incorporation into textiles, packaging for food or beverages, or articles of clothing such as gloves. The antimicrobial fibres and yarns may be formed of a polymer and may comprise silver particles dispersed therein.

Personalized selector device of substances to obtain and optimize mixtures able to generate beverages and connected method

A device to produce personalized mixtures of substances intended to obtain and optimize beverages for a specific individual or user, includes a plurality of containers of basic substances, at least a measuring device and management and control means. The device is associated to the management and control means configured to carry out instructions regarding personalized formulas that express univocal sensory profiles or profiles functional to the specific needs of a specific individual or user..
Illycaffe' Spa Con Unico Socio

Dart throwing game

A dart target game set featuring a baseboard and backstop with target locations for various point assignments and gameplay rules. In the preferred embodiment, the game features a canned beverage..

Ice accelerator composition, formula and making

Methods, processes, compositions, apparatus, kits and systems for chilling and cooling beverages and desserts to selected desired temperatures by adding the beverages and desserts to different mixtures of brine solutions and bags of loose ice. The invention forms and creates an aqueous solution composition of certain salinity of ice-melter (such as sodium chloride ‘salt’ and/or calcium chloride, or different mixtures of deionized water with calcium chloride and magnesium chloride).
Supercooler Technologies, Inc.

Stevia extracts

A stevia extract made from leaves of the stevia rebaudiana plant is described. The extract has desired levels of steviol glycosides and is useful in food, beverage, and other consumable products..
The Coca-cola Company

Beverage dispense valve controlled by wireless technology

Methods and systems directed to dispensing fluids, such as beverages, using wireless technology are provided. Aspects relate to a beverage dispenser with a dispensing system housing, a valve housing positioned exterior to the dispensing system housing and extending from the dispensing system housing.
Pepsico, Inc.

User-controlled volume regulation mechanism for automatic consumable dispensers

An automated consumable dispenser with a precision method for delivering consumable ingredients in specific proportions to a container up to a specified volume. This method involves the use of a system of sensors and a micro-microprocessor, which detects, digitizes and develops a three dimensional rendering of the container, calculates the container volume and dispenses specific amounts of consumable ingredients.
New York University

Beverage distribution assembly

A system for providing a pre-mixed beverage from a distribution device includes a first container including a first consumable material and a second container including a second consumable material. A mixing block is arranged in fluid communication with the first container, the second container, and the distribution device such that a mixture of the first consumable material and the second consumable material is formed within the mixing block.
87k, Llc

Beverage pod

A recyclable beverage pod for use in beverage machine. The pod has a base with an elevated portion.

Beverage container

A plastic beverage container includes a beverage containing portion, a resealable closure, and a threaded sealing system. The beverage containing portion includes a closed base, a body potion, a neck portion, and an open sealing end.
Plastipak Packaging, Inc.

Bottle

The present invention discloses a bottle for storing the liquid and food products. In the preferred embodiment, the bottle comprises of an exterior body having a curved wall, which includes two built-in chambers.
Growtech Innovations India Private Limited

Shift console for a motor vehicle

A shift console for a motor vehicle includes a receiving region for a shift lever. In order to provide a beverage holder for the central seat of a front seat row of a motor vehicle, the shift console comprises a beverage holder which is able to be stowed in a stowed position in the shift console and which is able to be adjusted into a use position horizontally adjacent to the shift console..
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

Solid-state cooling add-on bar unit for aircraft food service apparatus

A solid-state cooling apparatus for a galley installed in an aircraft that includes at least one storage enclosure for containing chilled beverage and/or foods for storage and a solid-state air-to-air thermoelectric device having a hot side and a cold side mounted in the galley and having at least one fan for circulating chilled air in proximity to the storage enclosure. A waste heat capture device is provided and includes a hot air outlet for discharging waste heat from the hot side of the cooling thermoelectric devices into the aircraft exterior to the galley..
B/e Aerospace, Inc.

Liquid concentrated vitamin e compositions

The present patent application relates to liquid concentrated vitamin e (and/or vitamin e derivatives) compositions. The liquid composition comprises vitamin e (and/or vitamin e derivatives) and at least 40 wt-% of at least one polyoxyethylene sorbitan monofatty acid ester and said liquid composition has an iu value of at least 0.30 iu/mg (based on the total weight of the liquid composition).
Dsm Ip Assets B.v.

Formulation and method to induce a deep state of relaxation

A relaxation formulation structured to induce a deep state of relaxation in a person comprises amounts of tryptophan, melatonin, vitamin b3, and vitamin b6. Another relaxation formulation also includes an amount of tyrosine, and yet another formulation includes an amount of vitamin b12.

Method of protecting teeth against erosion

Disclosed are methods of treating and protecting teeth against erosion by use of oral compositions comprising polymeric mineral surface active agents, metal ions such as stannous and zinc and combinations thereof. The present methods provide improved resistance of teeth to erosive demineralization or dissolution and prevention of tooth damage by subsequent exposure of teeth to erosive chemicals such as acidic foods and beverages..
The Procter & Gamble Company

Descaling device for a beverage machine and descaling a beverage machine

A device for descaling flow passages of a pod-type beverage machine, comprising: a container having a bottom wall and a sidewall extending from the bottom wall, the sidewall defining an opening at a top of the container, wherein the container is configured to be received by the beverage machine; a dry, liquid-absorbing material disposed within the container adjacent to the bottom wall, and configured to retard a flow of liquid therethrough; a dry powder descaler disposed within the container, wherein at least a portion of the dry powder descaler is disposed on a surface of the absorbing material opposite the bottom wall; and a cover over the opening at the top of the container and configured to seal the liquid-absorbing material and the dry powder descaler in the container.. .
Eco 2, Llc

Beverage filtering system

A beverage filtering device wherein flavoring solids, such as coffee, tea, or herbs, are infused or brewed with fluids and then a finished beverage is filtered from the flavoring solids using a system of nested cups. The nested cups are pressed together during filtration to create a compact form that can then also serve as a beverage cup or beverage serving device..
Seventh Generation Ventures, Inc.

Beverage preparation apparatus

A beverage preparation apparatus includes a liquid storage tank storing a liquid, a heating device for heating the liquid, a tank to which the liquid heated by the heating device is supplied, a liquid supply path having one end connected to the liquid storage tank and the other end serving as a supply port supplying the liquid to the tank, an air passage path including an air inlet and an air outlet and sending air into the tank, and a fan arranged in the air passage path. The air outlet is provided to send air at least to the liquid supplied from the supply port into the tank in supply of the liquid heated by the heating device to the agitation tank..
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

Beverage extracting device and water purifier including same

A beverage extracting device according to an embodiment of the present invention may comprise: an extracting part including an installing space in which a beverage capsule is installed; an opening and closing part connected to the extracting part, for opening or sealing the installing space; a link part connected to at least one from among the extracting part and the opening and closing part; and a perforating part for moving reciprocally according to the movement of the link part so as to perforate the beverage capsule.. .
Coway Co., Ltd.

Beverage brewer

A beverage brewing device includes a lower container for receiving and heating water, a connected upper container for receiving beverage, and a piston-cylinder assembly for receiving grounds, captured within the lower container. The piston-cylinder assembly includes a cylinder, a piston movable in the cylinder, a conical diffuser fixedly attached to the piston, and a freely movable mass disposed between the piston and the conical diffuser.

Capsule and system for preparing a beverage by centrifugation in a beverage production device

A capsule is designed for insertion in a centrifugal beverage production device for preparing a beverage from a substance contained in the capsule by introducing liquid in the capsule and passing the liquid through the substance using centrifugal forces. The capsule includes a body having a bottom end and an open end spaced apart in the axial direction, an upper wall for covering the body at the open end along a direction transverse to the axial direction, and an enclosure between the body and the upper wall containing a predetermined amount of beverage substance.
Nestec S.a.

Insulated multifunctional portable beverage brewing device and making the same

One embodiment: a portable insulated beverage brewing device 10 for liquids and gravity fed method for brewing. A device 10, with lid 14 and vessel 12, may house insulation 52a and 52b, liner reservoir 50a and 50b, and filter 28 to brew hot or cold liquids and contain hot or cold liquids for controlled dispensing 26.
Big Spoon Production, Llc

Portable devices for preparing and transporting brewable beverages

Disclosed are methods, systems, and devices for portably brewing tea, coffee, or other beverages in a container that regulates the temperature and diffusion during and after brewing. For example, the present technology allows people to prepare and consume tea, coffee and other beverages while on the go.
Teango Technologies, Inc.

Beverage container holder

A beverage container holder may include an insulating sleeve including a first end opposite a second end. The first end may be defined by an opening sized to receive a beverage container.
Rp Promotional Designs Llc

Flavor-enhanced beverage product and enhancing the flavor thereof

A flavor-enhanced beverage includes an added amount of pyroglutamic acid or a salt thereof. The pyroglutamic acid may be in the form of l-pyroglutamic acid, d-pyroglutamic acid, monosodium l-pyroglutamate, monosodium d-pyroglutamate, or a mixture thereof.
Frito-lay North America, Inc.

Gas source with aroma component for use in beverage making

Systems, methods and cartridges for carbonating or otherwise dissolving gas and an aroma component in a precursor liquid, such as water, to make a beverage. A gas source and aroma component can be provided in a cartridge which is used to generate gas that is dissolved into the precursor liquid.
Bedford Systems Llc

Hydrogen-containing water product for beverage

A hydrogen-containing water product for beverage including: a packaging container with a straw having a sealing cap attached to an opening; hydrogen-containing water filled in the container under pressure; and a gas atmosphere that is generated in a space above the hydrogen-containing water in the container by a heat treatment conducted after the filling under pressure and is present even when at least 90 days elapse after generation, wherein the hydrogen-containing water has an oxidation-reduction potential of {[−59×(ph value of hydrogen-containing water in hydrogen-containing water product for beverage after elapse of 90 days)]−170} mv or less when being stored at normal temperature for at least 90 days after manufacture.. .

Individual frozen drink dispenser

An individual frozen drink dispenser includes a housing having a base configured to support a blender cup, a dispensing chamber disposed above the blender cup and configured to support a frozen beverage container containing frozen ingredients suitable for preparing a frozen drink, at least one dispensing mechanism configured to move from a pre-dispense position to a dispense position in which the dispensing mechanism drives the frozen ingredients from the frozen beverage container into the blender cup, and a drive mechanism coupled to the housing and configured to drive the movement of the dispensing mechanism from the pre-dispense position to the dispense position. A method of preparing a frozen drink is further disclosed..
Island Oasis Frozen Cocktail Co., Inc.

Homogenous cannabis compositions and methods of making the same

Disclosed herein are new cannabis compositions. In one embodiment, these new cannabis compositions are beverages, such as tea.
5071, Inc.

Reducing beverage shrinkage and monitoring beverage dispensing employees to reduce revenue loss

beverage shrinkage monitoring technology is disclosed and is used to reduce beverage shrinkage at bars, clubs, restaurants, and other establishments that dispense beverages. Bottles are topped with wireless (rfid/bluetooth/wifi) enabled liquor/wine nozzles that only pour when handled by appropriate staff members who wear rfid wristbands or bracelets.

Multi-container refrigeration, dispensing, and management unit

This invention is a refrigeration, dispensing, and management system for beverage and beverage containers that includes a tap attached to an upper door and a supply line; a recess base in a recess of a housing; a slide slidably carried by the recess base having a slot; a pressurized gas cylinder connected to the housing and attached to a gas line in fluid communications with the supply line wherein the gas cylinder contains gas selected from the group consisting of o2, co2, n2 or other inert gas; and, a cap placed on the beverage container so that when the tap is opened, pressurized gas enters the cap and the snorkel through an inlet defined in the cap, forces gas into the beverage container, and forces the beverage out of the outline defined in the cap, through the supply line and out of the tap.. .
Penguintap, Inc.

Pack for preparing foods or beverages

A pack (100) having an inner volume in which a food or beverage ingredient is stored and in which a food or beverage product is produced when a fluid is introduced inside, said inner volume being defined by sheets of material joined to one another at their edges and said inner volume presenting a generally plane shape defining a plane (p) essentially vertically oriented during beverage production, said pack (100) comprising at least one fluid inlet (110) for supplying a fluid in the inner volume and at least two dispensing outlets (120, 130) for delivering the food or beverage product from said inner volume, said fluid inlet (110) and said dispensing outlets (120, 130) being positioned at the bottom of the pack (100) and being at least partially positioned between two joined edges of the sheets of material, the fluid inlet (110) being oriented essentially perpendicularly to the plane (p) defined by the inner volume, the dispensing outlets (120, 130) being arranged in the vicinity one with respect to the other and being configured presenting a sufficient section to enable a flow of the food or beverage product form the pack (100).. .
Nestec S.a.

Packs for preparing beverages

The invention concerns a pack (1) with an inner volume (2) in which a food or beverage ingredient (7) is stored and in which a beverage is produced when water is introduced inside, said inner volume (2) being defined by sheets of material (10) joined to one another at their edges and said inner volume (2) presenting a generally plane shape defining a plane (p) vertically oriented during beverage production, said pack comprising at least one inlet (3) for introducing water in the inner volume and at least one outlet (4) for delivering the beverage from said inner volume, said water inlet and said beverage outlet being positioned at the bottom of the pack and being at least partially positioned between two joined edges of the sheets of material (10), the external end (xx) of the water inlet (3) being oriented essentially perpendicularly to the plane (p) defined by the inner volume (2), and wherein the internal design of the beverage outlet is configured for controlling the properties of the beverage.. .
Neste S.a.

Pack for preparing infusion beverages

Pack (100) having an inner volume in which a beverage medium is stored and from which an infusion beverage is prepared when a fluid is introduced inside the pack (100), said inner volume being defined by sheets of material joined to one another at their edges, such that the inner volume presents a generally plane shape, said pack (100) comprising an inlet chamber (120) configured to accommodate an inflow of fluid that will infuse the beverage medium to produce an infusion beverage and at least one outlet duct (12) for delivering the infusion beverage from said inner volume, said inlet chamber (120) and said outlet duct (12) being positioned at the bottom of the pack (100), the pack (100) further comprising a compartmental channel (250) and a filtering element (30) configured in such a way that they define a dedicated chamber inside the volume of the pack where the beverage medium is confined, the filtering element (30) being further configured for preventing the particles of the beverage medium from entering the outlet duct (12) when fluid is introduced in the pack and the infusion beverage is prepared, thus preventing these particles from being delivered together with the infusion beverage.. .
Nestec S.a.

Pack for extracting coffee beverages

Pack (100) having an inner volume in which a coffee ingredient is stored and from which a coffee beverage is extracted when a fluid is introduced inside the pack (100), said inner volume being defined by sheets of material joined to one another at their edges, such that the inner volume presents a generally plane shape, said pack (100) comprising an inlet chamber (120) configured to accommodate an inflow of fluid for flowing through the coffee ingredient to extract a coffee beverage and at least one outlet duct (12) for delivering the coffee beverage from said inner volume, said inlet chamber (120) and said outlet duct (12) being positioned at the bottom of the pack (100), the pack (100) further comprising a compartmental channel (250) and a filtering element (30) configured in such a way that they define a dedicated chamber inside the volume of the pack where the coffee ingredient is confined, the filtering element (30) being further configured for preventing the particles of the coffee ingredient from entering the outlet duct (12) when fluid is introduced in the pack and the coffee beverage is extracted, thus preventing these particles from being delivered together with the coffee beverage.. .
Nestec S.a.

Fitment assembly for a container, pack for preparing an infusion beverage and machine for preparing an infusion beverage

Fitment assembly (10) for a container comprising a beverage medium, the fitment assembly (10) comprising: an inlet chamber (120) to accommodate an inflow of fluid for infusion with the beverage medium to produce a beverage; a tertiary active chamber (231) on one of the sides of the fitment assembly (10) to where the infused fluid arrives and a tertiary passive chamber (232) on the reverse side of the fitment assembly (10) to where the infused fluid arrives after having been filtered; a primary filter element (11) filtering the infused fluid coming from the tertiary active chamber (231) and flowing into the tertiary passive chamber (232); and an outlet duct (12) arranged in such a way that the filtered and infused beverage from the tertiary passive chamber (232) enters the outlet duct (12) and flows by gravity towards the exterior of the fitment assembly (10).. .
Nestec S.a.

Pack for extracting a coffee beverage

Fitment assembly (10) for a container comprising in its inside volume a coffee ingredient, the fitment assembly (10) comprising: an inlet chamber (120) to accommodate an inflow of fluid for flowing through the coffee ingredient to extract a coffee beverage; a tertiary active chamber (231) on one of the sides of the fitment assembly (10) to where extracted coffee fluid together with the coffee ingredient particles is conveyed and a tertiary passive chamber (232) on the reverse side of the fitment assembly (10) to where the extracted coffee fluid after having been filtered is conveyed; a primary filter element (11) filtering the extracted coffee fluid coming from the tertiary active chamber (231) and flowing into the tertiary passive chamber (232) in such a way that only the fluid can go through and into the tertiary passive chamber (232) while the particles of coffee ingredient are retained in the tertiary active chamber (231); and an outlet duct (12) arranged in such a way that the extracted coffee beverage from the tertiary passive chamber (232) enters the outlet duct (12) and flows by gravity towards the exterior of the fitment assembly (10).. .
Nestec S.a.

System for obtaining beverages and producing same

A system for producing beverages comprising a capsule fixed to a reinforcement element, for example a reinforcement ring or a container that encloses the capsule, and a method for producing such a system for obtaining beverages. The reinforcement element comprises an upper annular edge to which the lid of the capsule is fixed.
Aroma System S.r.i.

Beverage dispensing device

According to one example, a beverage dispensing device includes a beverage vessel configured to hold a beverage within the beverage vessel. The beverage vessel has a hole that extends entirely through a bottom portion of the beverage vessel.
Epoca International Inc.

System and carrying out a changeover process in a beverage production plant

A method for carrying out a changeover process in a system for producing beverage containers is provided. This system in operation produces plastic containers from plastic parisons by a transforming device and these produced containers are transported to a filling device and the containers are filled with a liquid and in particular a beverage, wherein the liquid is introduced into the container at a temperature of over 50° c., wherein at least the transforming device and the filling device are at least intermittently in data communication with one another and for carrying out the changeover process of at least the transforming device or the filling device a value is output and/or used which is characteristic for a changeover status of this transforming device or this filling device..
Krones Ag

Protein blender cup

Present invention creatively makes convenient for any person using beverage to blend powder with liquid uniformly without use of shaking motion or battery and thereby preventing from spilling and running out batteries. Invention of unique reverse planetary gears system and side arm stirrer with window paddle has made possible convert torque of finger to multiple rotation of stirrer in order achieve efficient uniform blending.

Beverage preparation apparatus and method

A beverage preparation apparatus and method are provided, the apparatus including a brewing chamber, at least one pump configured to supply a diluent to the brewing chamber, two heaters configured to heat the diluent, at least one heater of the two heaters being a pipe heater, a controller configured to independently supply power to one or both of the heaters as a function of a flow rate and of a temperature of the diluent.. .
Tuttoespresso S.r.l.

A beverage preparation machine

A beverage machine (300) comprises a pump (106) for pumping water (104) from a water tank (102) through a heater (108) and a hollow injection needle (200) into a beverage capsule (202), a pressurization device (302) comprising a cavity (304), a water line (116) connecting an outlet of the pump (106) to said cavity (304), a pressurization device valve (316) between the pump (106) and said pressurization device (302), a gas line (312) connecting the pressurization device (302) to said hollow injection needle (200), and a discharge valve (314), such that the pressurization device (302) receives a volume of water (104) from the pump (106) to compress a volume of gas (310) held in the cavity (304) of said pressurization device (302), and such that said compressed volume of gas (310) is discharged through the hollow injection needle (200) when the discharge valve (314) is opened.. .
Nestec S.a.

Hot and cold beverage dispensing apparatus

A hot and cold beverage dispensing apparatus for dispensing a hot and a cold beverage separately includes a water storage tank, a hot water circuit, a cold water circuit, beverage extract holding chambers, nozzles, and a control system. The hot water circuit receives water from the water storage tank and heats the water.

Beverage preparation apparatus

A beverage preparation apparatus includes a liquid storage tank, a liquid supply path having one end serving as an introduction port and the other end serving as a supply port, a heating device for heating a liquid in the liquid supply path, a tank to which the liquid heated by the heating device is supplied through the supply port, an air passage path including an air inlet and an air outlet and sending air into the tank, and a fan arranged in the air passage path. The air passage path is provided to include a portion extending from a lower side toward an upper side along a peripheral surface of the liquid storage tank..
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

Grating apparatus and beverage preparation apparatus

A grating apparatus grates an object to be grated, and includes an upper mill including an upper mill grinding surface and an opening portion in a center of the upper mill grinding surface, a lower mill located below the upper mill and including a lower mill grinding surface abutting on the upper mill grinding surface, and a core at least partially located in the opening portion. The core includes a plate-shaped portion which rotates, and an engagement portion engaged with an object to be grated is provided in a peripheral end surface of the plate-shaped portion..
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

Ideal plated cup set

A plated cup set apparatus adapted to facilitate single-handed control thereof is provided. The plated cup set apparatus may include a planar base having a first surface and an opposing second surface.

Beverage cup lid for suspending a can in the cup interior

A lid is provided which permits a user to drink from a beverage can suspended within the interior of a disposable coffee cup. The user can thereby drink from the beverage can without the user's lips touching the can surface.

Combined plate and collapsible beverage holder

An apparatus includes a plate defining a surface for holding food and further defines at least one opening therein. A collapsible beverage holder fits within the at least one opening defined within the surface of the plate and moves between a collapsed configuration responsive to the apparatus being placed on a surface and an un-collapsed configuration responsive to the apparatus being lifted off the surface by the plate.
Cogent Technology Corporation

Integrated disc dial leveler table base & levelers

The integrated disc leveler base is a new type of table base that can be used most commonly in the hospitality and corporate settings. This table base allows the user to quickly adjust the pitch, and stability of the table with a “disc” and “captive nut” invention that is not seen on any other table base.

Rebaudioside d sweeteners and food products sweetened with rebaudioside d

beverage products are provided, e.g., a ready to drink cola beverage or a cola beverage concentrate or syrup, including water or carbonated water, acidulant comprising at least one acid, rebaudioside d present in a sweetening amount, and flavoring comprising cola flavoring. Rebaudioside d may be the only sweetener, or alternatively the beverage product further contains one or more additional sweeteners, for example rebaudioside a and/or other high intensity sweetener(s).
Pepsico, Inc.

Liquid creamers containing a combination of natural oil soluble and water dispersible antioxidants

The present invention relates to a liquid creamer composition comprising unsaturated high oleic oils in an amount from 65 to 95% by weight of the total fat in the creamer composition, oil soluble antioxidants and water soluble or dispersible natural plant extract antioxidants. The invention also relates to a beverage composition comprising the liquid creamer composition, and a method of making it..
Nestec S.a.

Food/beverage vending machine with adjustable delivery delays

A method and system for encouraging the selection of healthy products with a vending machine are provided. The method includes providing a vending machine that displays an inventory of products.
Rush University Medical Center

Methods and detecting compounds in liquids

Described herein are apparatus and methods for detecting substances of abuse or other analytes in liquids. For example, the apparatus and methods described herein can be used for real-time detection of analytes, such as substances of abuse.
Undercover Colors, Inc.

Portable alcohol tester

A portable electronic alcohol-testing device is provided that uses vaporization and sensitive pressure guages to approximate the alcohol content of a solution. The device may be used, for example, to determine the relative alcohol content of a mixed beverage..
Virginia Commonwealth University

Food and beverage fermentation device

A food and beverage fermentation device including a hollow tapered body, a lip, a base, and at least one aperture. The hollow tapered body may have a wide end and an opposing narrow end adapted to be received by a container.

Cleaning capsule

The invention is related to a cleaning capsule for admission to the inner part of a hot beverage system, in particular a coffee machine, whose hollow space contains a cleaning material. The cleaning capsule contains in the hollow space an inert filling material in addition to the cleaning material..
Neoreta Gmbh

Beverage preservation and dispensing device

Among other things, there is shown an embodiment of a dispensing apparatus for use with pressurized containers of fluids, particularly carbonated beverages such as beer. A base that fits onto the container has a piston member slidably fitted to it, along with a compressed gas housing and a pickup tube or assembly.

Beverage bottle transport device in a beverage bottling plant

A beverage bottle transport device in a beverage bottling plant. The abstract of the disclosure is submitted herewith as required by 37 c.f.r.

Cap unit for a beverage container

An object of embodiments of the invention is to provide a cap unit having a compact hinge structure having efficient design properties by consolidating functions in a hinge portion, and the present invention provides a cap unit which is configured to be attached to a neck portion of a container main body. The cap unit may include a liquid flow spout provided in an upper portion, and a lid that opens and closes the liquid flow spout in a state of being attached to the cap main body in a freely rotating manner using a hinge portion, in which a first biasing member, which biases the lid toward a rotating direction, and a second biasing member, which biases the lid toward a rotating shaft direction, are provided in the hinge portion..
Thermos L.l.c.

Rim enlarger collar

A rim enlarger collar to be applied around the lower ledge of the rim of the neck of a glass bottle for beverages to enlarge the current rim in order to provide a greater support surface for the hand holding said bottle by the neck and prevent the bottle from slipping from the hand. The device is composed of: an external element with the function of ergonomic support surface for the hand, a cavity in the center of the external element with the function of containing the neck of the bottle, an internal gasket protruding from the external element towards the interior of the central cavity with the function of fixing the device under the lower ledge of the rim of the bottle..

Small carbonated beverage packaging with enhanced shelf life properties

This disclosure provides new containers, preforms, methods, and designs for small and light-weight carbonated beverage packaging that provide surprisingly improved carbonation retention and greater shelf life, while still achieving light weight. This disclosure is particularly drawn to small pet containers for carbonated beverages, for example less than or about 400 ml, and methods and designs for their fabrication that attain unexpectedly good carbonation retention and shelf life..
The Coca-cola Company

Arrangement for closing a filling opening in a base of a beverage container

An arrangement for closing a filling opening in a base of a beverage container that is open on top, the arrangement including a magazine which includes closures for the filling opening; an emptying device which unloads the closures individually from the magazine; and the beverage container, wherein the beverage container is arranged so that an upper opening of the beverage container is positioned under the emptying device so that the beverage container is in contact with the emptying device so that the emptying device is displaceable together with the beverage container so that the emptying device unloads an individual closure from the closures from the magazine and the individual closure drops into the beverage container under the emptying device.. .
Martinmechanic Friedrich Martin Gmbh &co. Kg

Method for the production of an edible object using sls

The present invention provides a method for the production of an edible object, comprising providing an edible powder composition suitable for selective laser sintering and an edible liquid, and subjecting said composition to selective laser sintering (sls) to obtain the edible object. The invention can be used to produce food products using sls, such as a pasta, a bakery product, a dry mix for beverage, an instant soup or a confectionary product, among others..
Nederlandse Organisatie Voor Toegepast-natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek Tno

Carbonated fluid dispenser with ultrasonic foaming mechanism

The embodiment relates to beverage dispensing, and more particularly to the dispensing of a carbonated beverage, from any container into a vessel, providing a portion of the beverage as foam atop the dispensed beverage. To avoid the reduction of absorbed carbon dioxide in a carbonated beverage, increased atmospheric pressure is employed to move the beverage from the container through the apparatus and into the vessel.
Fizzics Group Llc.

Natural compositions containing eggshell calcium, organic honey and lemon

The present invention discloses compositions and edible orally delivered products, such as candies, beverages, nutritional bars and dietary supplements that increase bone growth and treat age-related bone loss in humans. The major component of the invention is biological calcium which is derived from natural eggshell powder.

Beverage preparation device with pump and controlling the pump

The present invention relates to a beverage preparation device designed for preparing a beverage upon injection of liquid into an ingredients-containing cartridge, the device comprising a pump (106) coupled between a fluid inlet (102) and a fluid outlet (104) for pumping the fluid from said inlet to said outlet, and a processing unit (108) for the pump (106) adapted to control an operation of the pump in response to an electrical energy (121) having a wave form such that the pump is energized only throughout selected half cycles (a1,a2,a3 . .
Nestec S.a.

Food products prepared with soluble whole grain oat flour

Food products prepared from whole grain oat flour having soluble components. The soluble whole oat flour maintains its standard of identity as whole grain and thus has the characteristics of whole grain oats.
The Quaker Oats Company

Systems and methods to nitrogen-infuse and dispense beverages

In a device for infusing a gas from a gas source into a liquid beverage, a beverage container defines an interior for holding the liquid beverage therein. A venturi mixing device has a liquid inlet port in fluid communication with the beverage container, a gas inlet port in fluid communication with the gas source and a discharge port.
Phoenix Roasters

Ginseng powder-containing beverage composition and preparing same

The present invention relates to a beverage composition containing a ginseng powder. More specifically, the present invention provides a ginseng powder-containing beverage composition and a method for preparing the same, wherein the beverage composition is capable of improving powder precipitation and layer separation using a natural stabilizer and a natural emulsifier, containing particular compositions, without using a synthetic stabilizer and a synthetic emulsifier..
Cj Cheiljedang Corporation

Method for automatically assessing the quality of a dispensed beverage

A method automatically evaluates the quality of milk foam dispensed by a machine for dispensing milk-based beverages through the analysis of an image of the free surface of the frothed milk contained in a container, wherein the analysis uses automatic procedures for processing images for identifying and quantifying, in the processed image, a physical characteristic representative of the texture of the surface of the frothed milk and hence indicative of the quality of milk foam, the physical characteristic being the plurality of air bubbles.. .
Gruppo Cimbali S.p.a.

Rotary actuator, and beverage filling system

In a rotary actuator comprising a housing containing a piston and having a cover and a base, thread-like guide grooves in the piston, a shaft having a transverse axis and being rotatable about an axis of the rotary actuator which transverse axis engages into the guide grooves, and torque support engaging into guides in the piston, which torque supports are anchored in the housing, wherein the transverse axis on both ends comprises bushes contacting raceways of the guide grooves, each bush is cambered and each raceway is configured with an undercut corresponding to the cambering.. .
Evoguard Gmbh

Rotary drive and beverage filling station

In a rotary drive with a housing that contains a piston, a lid and a bottom, screw thread-like guiding grooves in the piston, a shaft with a rotary axis that can be rotated around an axis of the rotary drive and that encroaches in the guiding grooves, and axially parallel torque supports that are attached in the lid and/or bottom and that are embedded in guidances in the piston, with each torque support having an approximately rectangular external cross-section with a load-specific design to support torques to be transmitted and having longer rectangle sides tangentially to the shaft and shorter rectangle sides approximately in directions towards the axis.. .
Evoguard Gmbh

Beverage dispensing system

A beverage dispensing system for use with a beverage container includes a base with lower, side and upper external surfaces, a vertically-inclined bore within the base extending a first pre-defined distance into the base from the upper external surface and defines an upper opening in the base, a horizontally-inclined bore within the base extending into the base from the side external surface and defining a side opening in the base connected to the vertically-inclined bore forming a continuous internal channel, an outlet valve secured at the side opening in the base, an adapter assembly accessible from the upper opening in the base including a rigid cap, elastic sleeve and vent line. A flexible tubing extending through the continuous internal channel connects the outlet valve to the adapter assembly..

Beverage capsule and process and system for making same

A beverage capsule is provided for use in a beverage preparing machine. A system and process for making the beverage capsule is also provided.
2266170 Ontario Inc.

Winch handle bottle caps and methods for making and using

A novel closure for bottles comprising a bottle cap having a socket that is shaped and sized to receive the drive head of a convention winch handle. The closure is particularly useful for bottled beverages brought aboard sailboats that use manually winches.

Stackable cases

A stackable case includes a cooling and/or heating device, such as a peltier element, so that the stackable case can be used as a cooler and/or warmer for storing beverages, food, etc. A power source device, in which a plurality of battery packs is housed, supplies power to the peltier element and one or more fans.
Makita Corporation

Pastry warming beverage container apparatus

Embodiments described herein include a beverage container that is configured to provide thermal conductivity from a hot stored liquid to a food product placed onto the planar lid surface. The embodiments are comprised of a uniform thickness porcelain material, which transfers the heat through convection through the planar lid surface into the food product to enable aroma and flavor compounds to be released and provide a warm, tastier food product..

Capsule holder

Disclosed is a capsule container for producing an infused beverage by an infusion assembly operating with a capsule or pod containing an aromatic substance. At least one output passage for the infused beverage is obtained in the capsule container.
Capitani S.r.l.

Full automatic turkish coffee cooking and serving machine

The present invention relates to a turkish coffee cooking and serving machine having a cooking compartment whose inner volume is heated by a heater and wherein coffee mixture including turkish coffee, water and optionally sugar is cooked; and when the cooking process is completed, providing transfer of the cooked coffee mixture in the cooking compartment through a discharge spout to a beverage receptacle for serving the cooked coffee to people.. .
Arsum Elektrikli Ev Aletleri San. Ve Tic. A.s.

Funnel assembly for making powdered beverage

The present disclosure relates to a method and apparatus for a funnel assembly for use in a beverage brewing apparatus. The funnel assembly may include an insert that is retained in the funnel assembly to contain a powdered or other similar substance for mixing with liquid within the insert.
Bunn-o-matic Corporation

Chair with gravity feed beverage can dispenser

A chair includes a seat base, a back rest, left and right chair arm structures on opposite sides of the seat base, and a dispenser housing fitted within one of the chair arm structures. A cooler is removably received within an interior chamber of the dispenser housing and is structured to be filled with ice or frozen gel packs.

Glycoside compositions

Sweetener compositions comprising particular glycoside compositions are described herein. The glycoside compositions comprise rebaudioside a, rebaudioside b, rebaudioside d, and rebaudioside m in various proportions.
Cargill, Incorporated

Stable protein products and methods for making the same

A protein product, such as a beverage or the like, includes a mixture of water, a paste comprising protein, ph buffers, and a stabilizer. In particular, the protein product includes from about 40.00 wt.
Kraft Foods Group Brands Llc

Cold beverage dispenser and cutter assembly for cold beverage dispenser

An apparatus for making a beverage includes a housing, a first receptacle, a second receptacle, a cutting assembly, a water source, and at least one water outlet. The first receptacle is positioned in the housing for accepting a first beverage container containing a liquid.
Bibo Barmaid Llc

Liquid dispensing faucet with pull-to-open valve element

A faucet for dispensing beverages includes a valve element that is selectively moved from its seated position to its unseated position by manual linear movement of a handle in a first direction from a retracted position toward an extended position. Movement of the handle in the first direction induces movement of the valve element in the first direction.
The Meyer Company

Airflow cooling lid

In the field of lids for beverage containers, an airflow cooling lid for hot beverage containers that enables the user to cool down the beverage in the container by blowing outside air across the surface of the beverage without removal of the lid. The airflow cooling lid comprises a circular cover snuggly placed over a hot beverage container having a mounting rim, a surface portion, a drinking opening in form of an opening for consuming the beverage and an exhaust opening to be used as either the intake or exhaust portal for the air drawn over the surface of the beverage.

Portable beverage container with robust, collapsible handle

A portable beverage container includes a container body defining an interior volume adapted to store a liquid, and a handle assembly including a first handle portion movably coupled to a first exterior portion of the container body and a second handle portion movably coupled to a second exterior portion of the container body. The first and second handle portions are movably coupled to one another to move the handle assembly between an open configuration, in which the first and second handle portions extend away from the container body, and a collapsed configuration, in which the first and second handle portions are immediately adjacent the container body..
Ignite Usa, Llc

Storage compartment having an accommodating space for the insertion and accommodation of objects and having a holder for a beverage container

A storage compartment having two holders for a beverage container, such as beverage cans, for a central console of a motor vehicle. In order to support a beverage container in a tilt-proof manner, the invention provides four retaining jaws, which are acted upon by spring force, two of which are fixed and two are disposed on two rotating disks, which are disposed one above the other, and therefore the retaining jaws can be moved into positions, which are offset by 90°, as shown on the right in the figure.
Fischer Automotive Systems Gmbh & Co. Kg

Electromagnetic conveyor

An electromagnetic propulsion system for electrically conductive articles, such as aluminum beverage cans. Currents in coils disposed along a passageway induce currents in aluminum cans in the passageway.
Laitram, L.l.c.

Beverages for enhancing sexual performance

Described herein are beverages that can enhance sexual performance in both men and women. For example, the beverages are useful in promoting endurance and stamina and in increasing sexual desire as well as blood flow to the genital region.
Hydro One Llc

System for making a hot beverage with substantially horizontal throughflow and making a hot beverage

The invention relates to a system and a method for making a hot beverage such as coffee. The system according to the invention includes a raw material container in which raw material for the hot beverage is arrangeable.
Innobizzer B.v.

Multiple-pod brewing apparatus and system

The invention discussed herein discloses an apparatus for use in a brewing appliance. The apparatus is configured to receive two or more standard beverage pods and a multi-point water dispensing manifold delivers the water to the pods for steeping of the liquid.
Ce Brands, Llc

Brewer with temperature responsive control valve

A beverage maker including a reservoir, an intermediate chamber, a beverage substance retaining container, a heating element associated with the reservoir and a temperature responsive valve assembly between the reservoir and intermediate chamber for controlling the flow of heated water from the reservoir. The beverage maker includes a sensor device coupled to the reservoir, spaced from the heating element, to detect a condition such as a temperature change, temperature, temperature range, or presence of absence of water within the reservoir to cease power to the heating element upon detecting the condition.
Bunn-o-matic Corporation

Portable beverage container for serving and entertaining children

A portable beverage container includes a container base adapted to store a liquid, a lid removably coupled to the base, a design element support structure, and a design element. The design element support structure is removably coupled to the lid to allow an end user of the portable beverage container to drink the liquid stored in the container base.
Ignite Usa, Llc

Chiller sport bag system and method

A compartmental bag system includes an outer containment surface, a cargo pocket, an insulated compartment, and a plurality of sport equipment pockets. The compartmental bag system is useful for storing of food and beverages cold in a sports bag, while keeping sports equipment stored in the same bag dry and safe.

Device for preparation of gelatin-based products

Methods and systems are provided for preparing a gelatin-based product. In one example, a device for preparing the gelatin-based product includes a mixing chamber for mixing a gelatin based powder with one or more liquids to form a liquid gelatin mixture, a chilling module for cooling the mixture, and a dispensing system for serving the hardened mixture.
Food & Beverage Innovations, Llc

Aseptic protein beverage and preparation

Aseptic beverage products are prepared by mixing beverage ingredients together. The beverage ingredients include a protein source, such as a milk protein concentrate, and at least one buffering agent, with the at least one buffering agent including baking soda.
General Mills, Inc.

Carbonated drink comprising omega, vitamins and minerals

Provided herein are carbonated beverages comprising one or more unsaturated fatty acids (e.g., an omega-3, omega-6, and/or amega-9 polyunsaturated fatty acids), wherein the beverages are characterized by having a low oxygen level of less than 500 ppb. Also provided herein are methods for preparing carbonated beverages comprising one or more unsaturated fatty acids (e.g., an omega-3, omega-6, and/or amega-9 polyunsaturated fatty acids), wherein the beverages are characterized by having a low oxygen level of less than 500 ppb..
Change Cola, Inc.

Pre-blended and packaged frozen smoothy nutrition mix, method and product

This invention provides an improved method for making a blended liquid or frozen combination and mixture of pre-ripened fruits and vegetables, including juiced foods, protein, vitamins, nuts, seeds, milks, juices, yogurt, herbs, spices, coffee, tea or other freeze dried super foods, herbal or non-herbal medicine, to make a frozen smoothie mixture. An initial mixture of food components, with limited or no liquid added for processing, is pre-blended together continuously until it forms a suitable consistency.

Beverage container

An aluminum alloy and recycle method are provided in which the recycled used beverage containers form an alloy composition useful with relatively minor or no compositional adjustments for body, end and tab stock, apart from magnesium levels.. .
Golden Aluminum, Inc.

Flavor nanoemulsions and methods of preparing the same

A flavor nanoemulsion. The nanoemulsion contains a plurality of oil droplets, an aqueous phase, and a surfactant system including a polyethoxylated sorbitan fatty acid ester and a lecithin.
International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.

Pour spout signaling apparatus

A signaling apparatus paces a free pour count and choreographs a movement to stop pouring. The apparatus emits a first signal after an approximately 200-ms time interval and a series of subsequent signals every approximately 400-ms thereafter.
Creative Beverage Solutions, Llc

Capsule for a beverage preparation

A capsule 10 for the preparation of a beverage, comprising a body 11, and a rim structure 12 having an edge 14 extending outwardly with respect to an outer surface of the body 11; and a contact element 13 which protrudes from a remaining portion of an upper surface 19 of the rim structure 12 thereby forming an annular channel 18 between the outer surface of the capsule body 11 and an inner side wall 17 of the contact element 13; the capsule being configured to cooperate with a beverage preparation apparatus and characterised in that the contact element 13 is located at a predetermined distance away from the edge 4 of the rim structure 12.. .

Mountable food container

A food container coupling system is disclosed that includes a food container configured to attach to a can or a beverage container lid/coupler. The food container includes a food compartment with a side wall and a bottom, which has a food compartment coupling structure.
Snacktops, Inc.

Altering microbial populations & modifying microbiota

The invention relates to methods, uses, systems, arrays, engineered nucleotide sequences and vectors for inhibiting bacterial population growth or for altering the relative ratio of sub-populations of first and second bacteria in a mixed population of bacteria. The invention is particularly useful, for example, for treatment of microbes such as for environmental, medical, food and beverage use.
Snipr Technologies Limited

Clean up germs before and after - a food-industry-technology helper system

The present disclosed subject matter relates to an apparatus and system for maintaining cleanliness when using commercial beverage containers. The system comprises a cup sleeve for a food or beverage cup comprising one or more generally rectangular packets comprising one or more multi-purpose wipes which form the cup sleeve and additionally provide an insulation for the user..

Sweetness enhancer

The present disclosure provides sweetener compositions, methods of using these compositions, and foods, beverages, and syrups comprising these compositions. The sweetener composition can comprise a sweetener and a sweetness enhancer.
Pepsico, Inc.

Method for producing a non-alcoholic beverage

An unfermented beer-taste beverage provided with good fermentation flavor characteristic of beer can be provided by a method for producing an unfermented beer-taste beverage comprising a step of adding a flavor composition containing a sulfur-containing compound to an unfermented beer-taste beverage to achieve a content of the sulfur-containing compound of 1×102 ppt or more but 1×103 ppt or less.. .

Method to prepare nitrogen infused beverages

A method to prepare and dispense a n2 or n2/co2 gas infused chilled beverage is provided. The gas infused beverage is obtained by mixing a beverage concentrate with n2 or n2/co2 gas infused water under positive pressure and dispensing the prepared beverage through a slow pour faucet.
Ac Distributing, Inc.

Fruit or vegetable beverage enriched with fiber

Provided are fortified beverages, in particular fruit or vegetable juices, enriched with fruit or vegetable fiber in a nutritionally effective amount, and methods of manufacture thereof. In particular, the provided are methods for increasing the percentage of dietary fiber in fruit or vegetable tissue mass added to fruit or vegetable juice, thereby providing a fruit or vegetable juice enriched with fruit or vegetable fiber, the methods including at least one step of washing followed by a step of centrifugation, and excluding steps of drying at elevated temperatures or exposure to any chemical treatment..
Yissum Research Development Company Of The Hebrew University Of Jerusalem Ltd.

A beverage

A method of producing tea syrup comprises contacting a plant material and/or plant extract with hot water to produce a tea. The method comprises filtering the tea to produce a tea filtrate, adding sugar to the tea filtrate, and then reducing the ph of either the tea or the tea filtrate, and thereby producing a tea syrup..

Apparatus for mixing, cooling, and dispensing a containerized beverage

A smoothie dispenser (20, 20s, 20a) comprises a frame (22); a smoothie receptacle storage section (24); and a receptacle conformed chiller section (26). The smoothie receptacle storage section (24) is provided within the frame (22) and configured to house plural smoothie receptacles (30) at a first temperature.
Enterprise Express, Inc.

Beverage dispensing validation method and system

A computer-implemented method of evaluating a beverage dispenser configuration includes the steps of providing operations data regarding beverage fulfillment operations and generating a beverage dispensing model based on the operations data. The method further includes providing a demand input to the beverage dispensing model to simulate, by a processor, the beverage fulfillment operations.
Cornelius, Inc.

Methods and detecting compounds in liquids

Described herein are apparatus and methods for detecting substances of abuse or other analytes in liquids. For example, the apparatus and methods described herein can be used for real-time detection of analytes, such as substances of abuse.
Undercover Colors, Inc.

Mixed beverage production appliance, domestic refrigeration appliance containing such a mixed beverage production appliance and preparing a mixed beverage

A mixed beverage production appliance has a first container which is configured for receiving a first fluid having a first freezing point and is able to be added to a mixed beverage and a second container which is separate therefrom and which is configured for receiving a second fluid having a second freezing point which is different from the first freezing point and which is able to be added to a mixed beverage. The two containers are connected into a refrigerating circuit of the mixed beverage production appliance which is configured such that the two containers are able to be subjected to different temperatures independently of one another..
Bsh Hausgeraete Gmbh

Vending machine

The present invention provides a vending machine having a compartment whose preset internal temperature is lower than those of compartments in conventional commonly-used beverage vending machines, and yet being capable of limiting energy required for cooling the interiors of its compartments. A vending machine 1 for cooling and dispensing products has at least three compartments (right compartment 4, center compartment 5, and left compartment 6) which are defined by heat-insulated walls (partition walls) 3 and which are for cooling products contained therein.
Sanden Holdings Corporation

Treatment of beverages to reduce the effects of noxious constituents

A method of treating an beverage, comprising exposing a beverage to an ion exchange matrix that includes a mixture of cation exchange beads and anion exchange beads each capable of binding to one or more cationic or anionic constituents present in the beverage and thereby reduce concentrations of the one or more cationic or anionic constituents in the beverage and capable of maintaining a ph of the beverage within ±0.5 ph units of the beverage's pretreatment ph value. The cationic or anionic constituents have a noxious effect on humans and the cation exchange beads include a cationic mineral form and the anion exchange beads include a chloride mineral form..
Purewine Inc.

Beverage dispensing device with mixing chamber and cooling functionality

A beverage dispensing device prepares and dispenses a beverage. The dispensing device includes a housing which has a beverage unit with a liquid inlet and a beverage outlet.
Anheuser-busch Inbev S.a.

Beverage dispensing appliance for multiple containers

A beverage dispensing device includes a container for a liquid beverage to be dispensed, a beverage dispensing line, and a gas line. A keg connector connects the keg interior with the dispensing and gas lines by coupling the keg connector to a container closure.
Anheuser-busch Inbev S.a.

Device for dispensing a gas-containing liquid, with a valve for introducing co2

Device for dispensing a gas-containing liquid, with a valve for introducing co2, which has been developed to provide a better use, way of serving and flow control for carbonated beverages, particularly, a flow control device to reduce the gas dissipation on the beverage, whether it is from the quantity remaining in the bottle or the drink to be served.. .
Af AdministraÇÃo, ParticipaÇÃo E Empreendimentos Ltda-me

Method of dispensing a beverage with variable pressure

A method prepares and dispenses a beverage with a dispensing device. The device includes a housing with a beverage unit having a liquid line, a pressure controller to control liquid line pressure, and an ingredient container receiving means.
Anheuser-busch Inbev S.a.

Beverage dispensing assembly comprising an ingredient container receiving means and a gas pressure regulator and dispensing a beverage with such assembly

A beverage dispensing assembly for preparing and dispensing a beverage has a source of pressurized base liquid containing dissolved co2, n2 or n2o and a gas pressure of at least 0.5 bar overpressure at 2° c. A beverage unit with a liquid flow path has a liquid inlet at one end in fluid communication with the base liquid in the base liquid source and a beverage outlet at an opposite end.
Anheuser-busch Inbev S.a.

Beverage dispensing device comprising at least two pod or capsule receiving means

A beverage dispensing device has a housing with a beverage unit with a liquid inlet and a beverage outlet. The beverage unit has a receiving means for receiving at least two ingredient containers containing a unit dose of an ingredient of the beverage to be dispensed.
Anheuser-busch Inbev S.a.

Beverage dispenser

A beverage dispenser has a housing in which a first liquid inlet is connectable to a base liquid source. The housing also contains a second liquid inlet connectable to a base liquid source or to a pressurized gas source and a pair of jet mixers.
Anheuser-busch Inbev S.a.

Pack for preparing foods or beverages

A pack (100) having an inner volume in which a food or beverage ingredient is stored and in which a food or beverage product is produced when a fluid is introduced inside, said inner volume being defined by sheets of material joined to one another at their edges and said inner volume presenting a generally plane shape defining a plane (p) essentially vertically oriented during beverage production, said pack (100) comprising at least one fluid inlet (110) for supplying a fluid in the inner volume and at least one dispensing outlet (120) for delivering the food or beverage product from said inner volume, said fluid inlet (110) and said dispensing outlet (120) being positioned at the bottom of the pack (100) and being at least partially positioned between two joined edges of the sheets of material, the fluid inlet (110) being oriented essentially perpendicularly to the plane (p) defined by the inner volume, the dispensing outlet (120) being configured as an essentially parallel tube arranged essentially vertically from the inner volume, configured so as to enable a free flow of the food or beverage product form the pack (100), the dispensing outlet (120) comprising a primary outlet section (300) and a secondary outlet section (400), the secondary outlet section (400) being arranged vertically higher than the primary outlet section (300) and having a bigger diameter than that of the primary outlet section, such configuration allowing the sequential dispensing of the food or beverage product at least in two phases, a first phase where dispensing is done through the primary outlet section (300) and a second phase where dispensing is done through the secondary outlet section (400).. .
Nestec S.a.

Universal insulating binder

The universal insulating binder limits the heat transfer process of a variety of beverage containers. The universal insulating binder includes a coiled cuff body and an insulating layer.

Vessel for containing heated or cooled beverages

The disclosure includes an insulated container for beverages and the like. The container includes a double-walled vacuum vessel with a handle and an offset dispensing opening at the top of the vessel.
Service Ideas, Inc.

Lockable beverage container closure

A beverage container closure or lid that is adapted for closing an open end of a beverage container is provided. The lid is selectively couplable to the beverage container and includes a selectively openable cover that, when closed, creates a fluid-tight seal between the beverage container and the environment.
Pacific Market International, Llc

Vehicle beverage holder assembly

A beverage container holder may include a beverage container receptacle, a gimbal set including outer, middle and inner gimbals surrounding and connected to the receptacle to correct a position of the receptacle in response to an external force, and an inner cover extending from the inner gimbal and having a first position extending over at least a portion of the middle gimbal and a second position contacting the middle gimbal to inhibit the external force.. .
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

Reusable thermal insulating container sleeve

Described is a reusable thermal insulating container sleeve. The reusable thermal insulating container sleeve is composed of an insulating polymer material and at least one thermally reflective material attached to the insulating polymer material.

Beverage mixing device

A beverage production apparatus includes a mixing chamber for producing a beverage from a soluble ingredient and a liquid, and a chamber receiving area for receiving the mixing chamber. The mixing chamber is removable from the chamber receiving area.
Nestec S.a.

Infusion group for machines for the dispensing of beverages in the form of infusion

An infusion group for machines for the dispensing of beverages in the form of infusion is disclosed. The infusion group has a capsule-holder configured to receive a capsule for the preparation of an infusion beverage, a dispensing head adapted to cooperate with the capsule-holder to form a chamber for the infusion of the capsule.
Ides Development Company Limited

Activity and volume sensing beverage container cap system

An activity and volume sensing beverage container cap system for a beverage container including a cap that couples with the beverage container, a processor, a timer and at least one activity level sensor, such as an inclinometer, coupled with the processor. The activity level sensor detects container orientation.
Iqhydr8, Llc

Beverage container holder

A holder (10) for a beverage container (100) comprising a receptacle (24) for receiving a beverage container bottom portion (102) of the beverage container (100) and a container retaining element (26) operatively coupled to the receptacle (24) for engaging the container (100) to maintain the container bottom portion (102) in the receptacle (24) when the beverage container (100) is held by the holder (10). The holder (10) is provided with a selectively closed drain (88) to allow outflow of condensation or spillage from the receptacle (24) when the drain (88) is opened..

Ch cup (cold and hot drink)

The present invention relates to a disposable liquid container including an open mouth drinking member, bottom member, side wall member, means for indicating temperature and a lid member. The disposable liquid container provides the advantage of indicating the temperature of beverage inside the container..

Method of preparing cannabis-infused alcoholic beverage

A method of preparing a cannabis-infused alcoholic beverage. The method includes separating the stems, seeds, and stalks of a cannabis plant, grinding them into a powder, mixing the powder with water, heating the mixture and adding amylase enzyme.

System and process for destroying c. botulinum spores in pressed beverage using thermal pascalization

A system and process for destroying c. Botulinum spores in ready to drink beverages is presented.
Pressed Juicery, Llc

Personalized multimedia autographing system

This invention provides the end-to-end control, networking, and data management for the 1.) identification of event signings, 2.) generation of push invitations to such events, 3.) personalization of ebooks via reader-author collaboration to embed personalized multimedia autographs (pmas) into the ebook or other media, 4.) event line control allowing readers to browse the bookstore or mingle while waiting for collaboration with the author during these events, 5.) capability for the readers and author to discuss the event on social media after the readers have registered for the event enabling the author to tailor his/her comments at the vent to the readers' interests; 6.) synchronization and archival of the pma among all of the reader's devices, 7.) integration of special services such as reserved seating as well as food and beverage that may make invitations to such events in the future very exclusive. This invention may be implemented using any one of several embodiments depending upon the retailer's business environment..

Potable beverage temperature control device

A potable beverage temperature control device including a cooling plate, a first vessel, and a second vessel. Where the cooling plate includes a body, a plate coupled to the body, the plate having an upper surface, a leading edge, and a trailing edge opposite the leading edge, a refrigeration device in fluid communication with the plate and configured to change the temperature of the upper surface of the plate, and a controller in operable communication with the refrigeration device.

Cooling arrangement for refrigerators

A cooling arrangement for refrigerators is provided, which allows better control and temperature maintenance for beverage cans, which facilitates access to them without having to open other cooling chamber of the refrigerator and also prevents an abrupt shift of the cans which can generate overflows of the liquid contents when opening them.. .
CervecerÍa Y Malteria Quilmes S.a.l.c.a. Y G.

A tap for dispensing a beverage

A tap for dispensing a beverage has a housing defining a channel for dispensing and a dispensing valve arranged in the housing. The valve is operable by a handle and connected via a tap drive shaft and a gear transmission to a valve drive shaft.
Anheuser-busch Inbev S.a.

Beverage dispense systems and beverage coolers

Cooler control system for a beverage dispense system 1 having a beverage line (2) extending from a beverage source to a dispense site via a cooler (6). The cooler control system comprises: a controller (51) for adjusting the cooling of the beverage line; a flow rate sensor (41) measuring the flow rate in the beverage line, a temperature sensor (40); and an electronic control unit (31) for receiving a signal from the temperature sensor and/or the flow rate sensor and sending a signal to said controller.
Heineken Uk Limited

Cooled beverage dispensing assembly, tap and method therefor

beverage dispensing assembly 1 comprising a tapping column 2 and a tap 3 connected to the tapping column at a first end 4 thereof, wherein the tapping column 2 comprises a first 5 and a second 6 channel, in fluid communication near the tap, and a beverage line 8 extending through one of the first 5 and second 6 channels and connected to the tap 3, wherein the assembly 1 comprises a first part 9 and a second part 10 for connecting the tap 3 to the column 2, the second part 10 at least partly surrounding the first part 9, wherein the first part 9 is made of a first material and the second part is made of a second material, the second material having a heat conductivity which is higher than the heat conductivity of the first material, wherein the beverage line 8 is connected to the first part 9 and the second part 10 extends into and/or forms part of a wall of a chamber 7 into which the first 5 and second 6 channel open, forming the fluid connection.. .
Heineken Supply Chain B.v.

Nozzle with isolation porting

Disclosed is a beverage dispensing system for dispensing a non-mixed fluid along with a post-mix fluid. The post-mix fluid is formed by mixing a base beverage with at least one beverage additive.
Automatic Bar Controls, Inc.

Capsule based system for preparing and dispensing a beverage

The present invention relates to dispensing of a substance from a container by means of a dispensing apparatus. Specifically, the exemplary embodiment of the present invention relates to (1) a container and (2) the automated method for opening such container and (3) the automated method of dispensing of the contents from such container into a customer receptacle or glass..

Bran-tea systems

A bran-tea system for consumption of a non-alcoholic beverage whenever an alcoholic beverage is desired. The bran-tea system permits an individual the ability to experience the taste of an alcoholic brandy tea mixture without the effects caused by alcohol.

Cork and paperboard beverage-packaging container

A beverage-packaging container is provided that includes a container body for receiving the liquid and a cork stopper for sealing the liquid contents within the container body. The sidewalls and bottom wall of the container body are formed of paperboard and are preferably formed of a layered, recycled paperboard.
Greenone Bottling, Llc

Adjustable additive cartridge systems

An adjustable additive cartridge that provides adjustable metering of additive to a base fluid as the base fluid is flowing through the cartridge. A spout is mounted for limited rotation within a base element of the cartridge.
Cirkul, Inc.

Device for allowing small cups to temporarily sit inside larger beer pong cups

An adapter device that enables smaller drinking cups to fit within larger drinking cups for a beverage-drinking game, said smaller cups holding a different beverage than the larger cups. The device comprises a continuous planar band for covering the top rim of the smaller diameter cup; and a plurality of clips extending downwardly from the continuous planar band.

Water soluble lipophilic materials

The present invention is a water-soluble form of lipophilic molecules contained in liposomes. In one embodiment, the lipophilic molecule is crystalline lutein and the lutein-loaded liposomes are included in pharmaceutical products, medical devices, and dietary supplements industry, with potential for chewable tablets, fortification of beverages, effervescent tablets, uncoated tablets, nutritional bars, and functional foods in addition to cosmetic industry..
Kemin Industries, Inc.

Method and tracking liquid consumption behavior

A method of detecting, measuring, logging, and tracking a user's consumption of liquid through an electronic wearable on a person's wrist, hand, or other extremity used for consuming beverages is described. In preferred embodiments, the electronic wearable can detect individual sips, the final sip of a beverage, and the type of container the beverage is being consumed from..

Beverage preparation machines and methods for operating beverage preparation machines

A method of operating a beverage preparation machine, the beverage preparation machine being of the type comprising a brewer comprising: a reservoir containing water; a delivery head for receiving in use a cartridge containing one or more beverage ingredients; a pump for pumping water from said reservoir to said delivery head; a primary heater for heating the water contained in said reservoir; a secondary heater in between the reservoir and the delivery head; a controller for controlling energisation of the primary heater and the secondary heater; and wherein the controller operates to prevent energisation of the primary heater simultaneous with energisation of the secondary heater. An apparatus for carrying out the method is also disclosed and methods and apparatus utilising first and second brewers..
Koninklijke Douwe Egberts B.v.

Tea and coffee brewing apparatus with telescoping filter housing

Tea and coffee brewing apparatus includes a container for receiving a brewed beverage and a filter receptacle for receiving contents to be brewed. Guides are disposed on the filter receptacle for lowering the filter receptacle wholly inside the container for storage mode and also raising the filter receptacle above the container for brew mode.

Stevia composition to improve sweetness and flavor profile

Stevia compositions are prepared from steviol glycosides of stevia rebaudiana bertoni. The compositions are able to provide a superior taste profile and can be used as sweetness enhancers, flavor enhancers and sweeteners in foods, beverages, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals..
Purecircle Sdn Bhd

Infrared sensor assembly for ingredient level detection in beverage dispensers

A beverage dispenser ingredient level detection system is disclosed. The system may include a container with a wall, a canister, a capsule, an infrared emitter, and an infrared receiver.
Pepsico, Inc.

Heat exchanger including fins with surface having bactericidal activity, metallic member with surface having bactericidal activity, inhibiting mold growth and sterilization method both using surface of fins of heat exchanger or surface of metallic member, and electrical water boiler, beverage supplier, and lunch box lid all including metallic member

A heat exchanger includes a fin, the fin including a metal base and a porous anodized layer formed on the metal base. A surface of the porous anodized layer has a submicron-order uneven structure, the uneven structure including a plurality of recessed portions whose two-dimensional size viewed in a normal direction of the surface is more than 100 nm and less than 500 nm..
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

Lactobacillus apinorum and lactobacillus mellifer from honeybees in medical, food and feed applications

The invention relates to new isolated lactobacillus strains chosen from lactobacillus mellifer bin4nt (lmg p-28344) and lactobacillus apinorum fhon13nt (lmg p-28345), which have been isolated from honeybees or their processed food. The bacterial strains have unique properties such as production of benzene, free fatty acids and 2-heptanone, rendering them useful in many areas such as in food and beverage products, feed products and medical products..
Concellae Ab

Production of low-alcohol or alcohol-free beer with pichia kluyveri yeast strains

It has unexpectedly been found that a low alcohol or alcohol-free beverage, with a flavor profile very close to a beer of at least 4% (vol/vol) alcohol, can be produced by using pichia kluyveri yeast strains. In particular, pichia kluyveri yeast strains only use the glucose in the wort, and have the ability of converting this substrate into a high concentration of specific flavor compounds, which are normally produced by saccharomyces ssp.
Chr. Hansen A/s

Vertical beverage dispensing manifolds, dispensers including the same, and methods of dispensing a beverage

Vertical beverage dispensers including a vertical dispensing manifold for dispensing a beverage. The vertical dispensing manifold may include an input port coupled to one end of a vertical shaft and a dispensing nozzle coupled to the other end of the vertical shaft.
Pepsico, Inc.

Method of degasification of a carbonated beverage-filled container

A method of degasification of a carbonated beverage-filled container in an apparatus for blowing and filling containers, the apparatus including a mold enclosing a blown and carbonated beverage-filled container. The container includes a dispensing opening, an injection head that is movable along a longitudinal axis, passing by the dispensing opening of the container, between a sealing position in which the injection head is in a sealing engagement with the dispensing opening and a non-sealing position in which the injection head spaced from the dispensing opening.
Discma Ag

Beverage brewing product

A beverage brewing product for brewing a sweetened beverage is disclosed which produces a sweetened beverage solution that can be mixed with a diluting liquid and which comprises at least one water permeable sieve wherein beverage material and granulated sweetener are contained. The beverage material and sweetener are brewed and dissolved during steeping in hot water to produce a sweetened beverage solution.

Packs for preparing beverages

Pack (1) with an inner volume (2) in which at least two different food or beverage ingredients (71, 72) are stored and in which a beverage is produced when water is introduced inside, said inner volume (2) being defined by sheets of material (10) joined to one another at their edges and said inner volume (2) presenting a generally plane shape defining a plane (p) vertically oriented during beverage production, said pack comprising at least one inlet (3) for introducing water in the inner volume and at least one outlet (4) for delivering the beverage from said inner volume, said water inlet and said beverage outlet being positioned between two joined edges of the sheets of material (10), and wherein the inner volume (2) includes a plurality of compartments (21, 22), the compartments being separated by at least one releasable or separable bond (6).. .
Nestec S.a.

Adjustable thermally insulating beverage jacket

An adjustable thermally insulating beverage jacket has two fastener portions disposed at opposite ends of a flexible body portion, which can be attached to each other in order to accommodate a beverage container. The flexible body portion is made of a thermally insulating material to keep beverages cold or warm.

Beverage container closure

A beverage container closure or lid that is adapted for closing an open end of a beverage container. The lid is selectively couplable to the beverage container and includes a selectively openable stopper that when closed, creates a fluid-tight seal between the beverage container and the environment.
Pacific Market International, Llc

Beverage bottle with accessible station for portable electronic device

A beverage bottle for a portable electronic device, includes a hand-held container comprising a surrounding wall and having a fluid compartment formed within the surrounding wall, and an accessible station integrated with the hand-held container, wherein the accessible station has a window cavity for accommodating the portable electronic device therein so as to allow the portable electronic device through the window cavity. Therefore, the portable electronic device is carried and protected by the container and is accessible through the accessible station..
Yuhao International Trading Usa, Inc.

Snow-cat with increased functionality

A snow-cat, comprising a cabin, the cabin being equipped with a galley for preparing and serving food products and/or beverages.. .
Dosso S.r.l.

Method and producing two-piece beverage can bodies

A method of cleaning can bodies having a continuous sidewall closed at one end by an integral bottom portion opposite an open end is described. A can body transporter is populated a plurality of can bodies.
Rexam Beverage Can Company

Beverage container temperature sleeve

The present invention is a sleeve that is place or wrapped around a beverage container. The sleeve is designed to either heat the beverage container to keep or change the temperature of the liquid within the beverage container.

Method of operating a tankless beverage brewing apparatus

A tankless beverage brewing apparatus that includes a digital controller for dynamically varying the water temperature and/or the brew flow rate of the dispensed beverage is disclosed. In some embodiments, a main supply line of the tankless beverage brewing apparatus includes a pressure reducer, a pressure sensor, a linear heater, a temperature sensor, and a spray valve; all supplying a hot water spray head and/or a hot water spigot.

Inter-operable capsule dispensing unit and beverage preparation machine

A beverage preparation system comprising: a capsule dispenser to dispense a capsule to a user as a dispensing operation; a beverage preparation machine to extract an ingredient of a beverage from a capsule supplied thereto by a user as a beverage preparation operation, the capsule dispenser and beverage preparation machine being operatively linked by a control system, the control system being configured to: obtain dispensing information for determining a dispensing count, which comprises a running count of the capsule dispensing operations; obtain beverage preparation information for determining a beverage preparation count, which comprises a running count of the beverage preparation operations; wherein the control system is configured to disable a subsequent beverage preparation operation if the dispensing count is less than or equal to beverage preparation count or if the dispensing count is less than beverage preparation count by more than a first predetermined amount.. .
Nestec S.a.

Tray assembly and mechanism

There is provided a tray comprising a body having a base; and a mounting mechanism adapted to enable a food or beverage holding accessory to be removably mounted over the base of the tray through a clutching mechanism located at said accessory. The clutching mechanism can be a mechanical or magnetic clutching mechanism.

Interaction techniques for flexible displays

The invention relates to a set of interaction techniques for obtaining input to a computer system based on methods and apparatus for detecting properties of the shape, location and orientation of flexible display surfaces, as determined through manual or gestural interactions of a user with said display surfaces. Such input may be used to alter graphical content and functionality displayed on said surfaces or some other display or computing system.

Nutritional powder pods and related methods

Nutritional powders pods, generally in individual servings, suitable for use in beverage production machines are presented. The nutritional powder pods comprise pods containing a nutritional powder.
Abbott Laboratories

Composition for preparing flavored coffees using reduced amount of flavorant

The present invention provides to a method of preparing a flavored coffee using reduced amount of flavorant, and a coffee composition used for preparing such flavored coffee. An amount of colorant is used to replace up to 20.1% by weight of the flavorant present in a flavored coffee beverage.
The Folger Coffee Company

Instant beverage tablet for producing a layered beverage

An instant beverage tablet in the form of multilayer tablet for producing a layered beverage having one or more cream layer(s), coffee and/or cocoa layer(s) and optionally a foam upon reconstitution in a liquid comprising a dark component having sugar, coffee and/or cocoa particles for producing a dark layer; a white component having creamer and sugar for producing white layer; wherein the dark component has a density in the range of 0.5 to 0.7 g/cm3 and wherein the white component has a density in the range of 0.74 to 0.9 g/cm3 and wherein the dark component is compressed with a compaction pressure of at least 250 kpa and wherein the white component is compressed with a compaction pressure of at least 1250 kpa.. .
Nestec S.a.

Automated preparation and dispensation of food and beverage products

In one embodiment, a system includes: a robotic arm assembly; a plurality of components arranged around the robotic arm assembly and positioned within reach of the robotic arm assembly; and a controller configured to control operation of the robotic arm assembly within the system. Each of the plurality of components is configured to either: store ingredients under predetermined environmental conditions; store food preparation tools; dispense ingredients; blend, cook, or assemble ingredients into a completed food item; provide cleaning functionality to the system and/or components thereof; provide user access to completed food items; or display information relevant to a food item or preparation thereof to users.
6d Bytes Inc.

Electronic coaster for estimating calorie consumption

The present disclosure discloses an electronic coaster for estimating amount of calories consumed by a user, through a beverage present in a beverage holder. The electronic coaster comprises at least one weight sensor to measure weight of a beverage holder comprising a beverage and a computing unit to receive the measured weight from the at least one weight sensor, determine weight of the beverage based on the received weight, identify beverage type and a predefined calorific value corresponding to the beverage type, determine change in weight from the weight of the beverage and estimate total amount of calories consumed by a user based on the change in weight and the predefined calorific value..
Wipro Limited

Alcoholic beverage with antioxidative function, low-temperature removing acetaldehyde of alcoholic beverage, reductive fermentation method and oxidative-reductive brewing method and apparatus therefor

An alcoholic beverage containing ultrafine bubbles of hydrogen with an antioxidative function is provided that is produced by a reductive fermentation technique of alcohol and contains only a small amount of acetaldehyde. A method and an apparatus of oxidative-reductive fermentation of varieties of alcoholic beverages are provided based on facilitation of proliferation of microorganisms under an oxidative condition and a reductive fermentation technique.
Johokagaku Kenkyusyo Co. Ltd.

Drip collection system

A drip collection system includes a cooler that contains a beverage. The cooler has a spout to dispense the beverage from the cooler.

Dispenser with openable door

The invention concerns a dispenser (1) comprising: —a housing (2) defining an internal space (3), —a beverage preparation unit housed in the internal space, said beverage preparation unit being connected to an electric supply, —a door (4) to get access to the internal space of the housing, said door being assembled to the housing (2) by means of at least one hinge (5), said door comprising one element erecting from the internal surface of the door, said door being configured for switching off the electric supply of the beverage preparation unit when it opens, the switching off being due to the release of a mechanical and electric contact by the at least one erecting element, wherein the dispenser comprises a slider (6), said slider comprising: —a first part (61) configured for switching on the electric supply of the beverage preparation unit when the slider is translated from a first rest position to a second operative position, and —a second part (62) configured for engaging with a locking device (7) when the slider (6) is translated to the second operative position so that the slider is retained in said second operative position by the locking device, and wherein the element erecting from the internal surface of the door is configured for disengaging the second part of the slider from the locking device (7) when the door is closed.. .
Nestec S.a.

Packs and machine for preparing beverages

The invention concerns a pack (1) with an inner volume (2) in which a food or beverage ingredient (7) is stored and in which a beverage is produced when water is introduced inside, said inner volume (2) being defined by sheets of material (10) joined to one another at their edges and said inner volume (2) presenting a generally plane shape defining a plane (p) vertically oriented during beverage production, said pack comprising at least one inlet (3) for introducing water in the inner volume and at least one outlet (4) for delivering the beverage from said inner volume, said water inlet and said beverage outlet being included in at least one insert (5) and being positioned at the bottom of the pack and being at least partially positioned between two joined edges of the sheets of material (10), and wherein the pack comprises a liquid outlet (6) in at least one insert, said liquid outlet being closed by one sheet of material (10) defining the inner volume (2).. .
Nestec S.a.

Cartridge for extracting a beverage

A cartridge for extracting a beverage by injecting a fluid, comprising a containment body which is adapted to contain a substance from which the beverage is to be extracted and is adapted to receive the fluid, the containment body comprising at least one opening for the outflow of the beverage, which is adapted to prevent an increase in hydraulic pressure inside the cartridge when the fluid is injected, the containment body further comprising a plurality of raised portions for hindering the flow of the beverage, which are arranged in a mutually offset arrangement around the outflow opening.. .
Illycaffe' S.p.a.

Packaging

A method of forming packaging accommodates one or more products and packaging produced by the method. The method includes providing a planar packaging blank of foldable material and assembling it into packaging capable of accommodating at least one product.
Anheuser-busch Inbev S.a.

Spout assembly for food or beverage containers

A spout assembly (10) for one or a plurality of food or beverage containers, each container comprising at least one ingredient for the preparation of a single or multiple product, the spout assembly (10) comprising at least one primary fluid inlet (11) and at least one secondary fluid inlet (12) through which a fluid can be supplied into one or a plurality of food or beverage containers, the fluid inlets (11, 12) being either connected to the same single container or each one of the fluid inlets (11, 12) being connected to one of the plurality of containers; at least one dispensing outlet (13) through which the single or multiple product is dispensed; the spout assembly (10) being configured in such a way that the fluid can be supplied into a single container or into a function of the single or multiple product to be dispensed.. .
Nestec S.a.

Lightweight base for carbonated beverage packaging

This disclosure provides generally container base designs for use in packaging carbonated beverages and new containers that incorporate the base design. It has been found that improved physical and mechanical properties such as good stress crack performance can be achieving while improved light weighting and potential cost savings.
The Coca-cola Company

Storage compartment having a holder for a beverage container

The invention relates to a storage compartment for a center console of a motor vehicle, having a partial cylinder shell-shaped compartment divider, which is movable on a circular path, in order to separate a storage region from the storage compartment in order to store a beverage container. For the purpose of supporting a stored beverage container in a tilt-free manner, the invention provides a spring-loaded support element on the compartment divider, the movement of which is synchronized with fixed support elements on a circumference of the storage region..
Fischer Automotive Systems Gmbh & Co. Kg

Roasted laurina coffee, its preparation, and use for preventing metabolic syndrome

A roasted coffee of coffea arabica var. Laurina a powder of which comprises from 5.0 to 10.0 mg per gram of powder (mg/g) trigonelline and from 3.0 to 8.0 mg/g mono-caffeoylquinic acids (3-caffeoylquinic acid, 4-caffeoylquinic acid and 5-caffeoylquinic acid), the invention also relating to a beverage prepared with such roasted coffee, a method for the preparation and a use of such roasted coffee for the prevention of metabolic syndrome..
Illycaffe' S.p.a.

Coupling of a device for connecting a beverage machine to a distribution network

A connecting device is arranged for connecting a beverage machine (2) with an external liquid delivery system (3) to supply such liquid to the machine (2). The connecting device (1) has: a device body (16); an inlet (10) for a fluid connection to the external system (3); an outlet (13) for delivering liquid from the external system (3) via the inlet (10) to the machine (2); a valve arrangement (12a, 12b) switchable between an open configuration for establishing a fluidic connection between the inlet (10) and the outlet (13) and a closed configuration for interrupting the fluidic connection; and a control unit (14) for switching the valve arrangement (12a, 12b) between its open configuration and its closed configuration.
Nestec S.a.

Member to increase the thickness and the creaminess of a beverage in a beverage producing machine

A member with a first body having a through hole along a longitudinal axis thereof along which a beverage is fed from a percolation chamber. A first cup-shaped body is axially aligned under the first body, and a ball, which stops the flow of the beverage under the bias of a spring, is between the hole and the inside of the first cup-shaped body until the beverage reaches a given pressure.
Essse Caffe' S.p.a.

Beverage preparation machine arranged to share capsule image and machine operation data

An apparatus and method for sharing capsule image data and beverage preparation parameters, from one or more beverage preparation machines with a remote computer system via a network, such as the internet, is disclosed. The remote computer system may process the capsule image data to determine characteristics of the capsule (e.g., a type of capsule, such as a brand, or beverage ingredients in the capsule), thereby relieving the beverage preparation from having to determine information about the capsule.
Keurig Green Mountain, Inc.

Automated beverage generation system and operating the same

A system that generates brewed beverages may receive requests to produce specified brewed beverages. The system may include a scheduler that initiates and controls the performance of one or more chemical or mechanical processes to produce the beverages.
Briggo, Inc.

Dispenser preparing beverages from powders

The invention concerns a beverage dispenser comprising:—a housing (4)—at least two containers (2) for storing a water soluble beverage powder, each container comprising a tank (21) and an outlet (22),—at least two dissolution chambers (3), each being operatively linked to one of the containers (2) for preparing a beverage from the water soluble beverage powder and a diluent,—for each dissolution chamber (3), an extractor hood (5) at the top of said dissolution chamber,—an evacuating fan (6),—an extraction device (7) connected to each extractor hood (5) and to said evacuating fan (6), said extraction device comprising internal paths (71) for guiding flows from the extractor hoods through the extraction device, wherein:—the extraction device (7) is an essentially parallelepipedic box connected: to each extractor hood (6) through cooperating holes (71) on its front lateral side, and to the evacuating fan (36) through one cooperating holes (72) on one other lateral side,—the box of the extraction device is fully removable from the housing (4),—the box consists of a lower part (7a) and an upper part (7b) and is configured for being manually opened by separating the lower part (7a) from the upper part (7b).. .
Nestec S.a.

Inter-operable capsule dispensing unit and beverage preparation machine

A capsule dispenser to dispense a capsule to a user as a dispensing operation is disclosed, along with a beverage preparation machine to extract an ingredient of a beverage from a capsule supplied thereto by a user as a beverage preparation operation. Also disclosed is a beverage preparation system in which the capsule dispenser and beverage preparation machine are operatively linked by a control system.
Nestec S.a.

Automatic beverage brewing device

In general, certain embodiments of the present disclosure provide devices and methods for brewing beverages. According to various embodiments, the device comprises a pipe structure coupled to a chamber.

Beverage preparation machine with flexible drop stop

A machine for dispensing a beverage (5) includes a beverage processing module (2) that has an outlet (20). The module (2) further has a first part (25) and a second part (26) that can be relatively moved between: a transfer configuration for introducing a beverage ingredient (4) between the first and second parts (25, 26) and/or removing the ingredient from therebetween; and a processing configuration for forming said beverage (5) from said ingredient (4) between the first and second parts (25, 26).
Nestec S.a.

Beverage container grip support

A beverage container holder has a frame with a ring having an aperture for supporting and retaining a beverage container. The aperture can adapt to different sizes of beverage containers.
Be Known Manufacturing Llc

Floatable beverage container holding apparatus

Disclosed herein is a beverage container holding apparatus that floats in water. More specifically, the beverage container holding apparatus is configured for being floated in water and being supported by a rigid support surface such as, for example, a countertop or table.

Fine flavors grindable particles

Provided herein is a method of flavouring a food comprising grinding a flavour bead onto a food or beverage prior to or contemporaneous with the use of the food or beverage, wherein the particle is in the form of an extruded, glassy bead, comprising a fibrous carrier composition encapsulating a flavour ingredient or composition active ingredient, characterised in that the bead has a cross-section diameter comprised between 3 mm and 15 mm. Further provided here is a flavour mill comprising the bead.
Firmenich Sa

Sweetener compositions and foods, beverages, and consumble products made thereof

Provided herein are compositions with enhanced sweetness or reduced caloric content per weight when compared to the sweetener carbohydrate or sweetener polyol component thereof, and methods for the preparation thereof.. .
Douxmatok Ltd

Carbonated beverage, syrup used for preparing carbonated beverage, manufacturing carbonated beverage, and suppressing foaming in carbonated beverage

An embodiment of the present invention provides a carbonated beverage comprising a stevia extract in which foaming is suppressed and a method for producing the same. A carbonated beverage comprising reba and rebd and/or rebm, wherein a content of reba is 500 ppm or less; a content of rebd and/or rebm is 486 ppm or less; ((rebd and/or rebm)/reba) is 0.45 or more in a mass ratio; and a total content of reba and rebd and/or rebm is 0.5 to 13.5 in brix in terms of sucrose..
Suntory Beverage & Food Limited

Electronic coaster for identifying a beverage

The present disclosure discloses an electronic coaster, comprising at least one first imaging sensor to capture at least one first image of a beverage present in a beverage holder placed on the electronic coaster, at least one second imaging sensor to capture at least one second image of ambience around the electronic coaster and a computing unit to receive the at least one first image and the at least one second image, process spectrum of the at least one first and second image for obtaining spectral signature of the beverage and compare the spectral signature of the beverage with predefined spectral signature of plurality of beverages to identify type of the beverage.. .
Wipro Limited

Domestic refrigeration appliance having a water dispenser unit that includes a receiving unit for inserting a flavor container

A domestic refrigeration appliance includes a water dispenser unit having a serving unit for discharging a cold beverage. The serving unit includes a receiving unit into which at least one container containing a flavoring can be inserted.
Bsh HausgerÄte Gmbh

High-purity galactooligosaccharide compositions, preparations, and applications thereof

Provided is a method of preparing a high-purity galactooligosaccharide composition by fermentation of a low-purity galactooligosaccharide mixture with a yeast strain, kluyveromyces lactis atcc 8585. The high-purity galactooligosaccharide composition includes at least 99% of galactooligosaccharides selected from the group consisting of galactotriose, galactotetrose, galactooligosaccharides with five or more sugar units, and combinations thereof and lower than 1% of monosaccharides and disaccharides.
King-prebiotics Biotechnology (tw) Co., Ltd.

Cooling solutions and compositions for rapid chilling foods and beverages and methods of making

Cooling solutions and liquid compositions for rapid chilling of foods, desserts and beverages and methods and processes for making the cooling solutions and compositions, where the solutions and liquid compositions are chilled in a refrigerated holding tank until a set temperature is reached followed by moving covered foods, desserts and containers holding beverages that are immersed into the tank, and subsequently evenly chilled to a selected temperature. Precisely controlled and evenly distributed temperature (within a few degrees fahrenheit) can be obtained within the novel cooling solution and liquid composition..
Supercooler Technologies, Inc.

Coated metal sheet and coated metal sheet further covered with an organic resin film

A chromium-free coated metal sheet obtained by forming a coating on at least one surface of a metal sheet, and a coated metal sheet further covered with an organic resin film obtained by forming an organic resin film on the coating of the coated metal sheet, the coating thereof containing a main resin, a phenol resin as a curing agent and a tannic acid as an additive. The metal sheets have excellent dent resistance to cope with even acidic beverages, have excellent applicability for producing cans, and are capable of providing cans and can lids that have excellent hot water-resistant adhering property without permitting the organic resin film to peel even if exposed to a high temperature and highly humid environment such as of the step of sterilization and, besides, offering advantage in productivity and economy..
Toyo Seikan Group Holdings, Ltd.

Systems and methods for creating an oxidation reduction potential (orp) in water for pathogenic cleansing and/or degreasing of hard surfaces and equipment

A system and method for creating an oxidation reduction potential (orp) in water and for reducing the surface tension of the water for the pathogenic cleansing and/or degreasing of hard surfaces and equipment. The hard surfaces to be cleansed and/or degreased may be plastic, glass, ceramic, porcelain and stainless steel.

Beverage dispensing measuring flow and reducing foaming in dispensing systems

Provided is a ready-to-install apparatus for dispensing carbonated beverages and/or beverages on draught that incorporates a flow sensor and a pinch valve and may be coupled to the end of a beer line (or any other tubing used for beverage dispensing) without having to be integrated within the line (i.e. Eliminating the need to make multiple cuts for the valve, the flow sensor, etc.) the beverage dispensing apparatus reduces foaming by reducing the number of components that come into contact with the fluid and/or interfere with flow.

Nutritional powder pods containing nutritional powders with volume flowability properties

Disclosed herein are nutritional powder pods, and their methods of making and using with beverage production machine. Certain aspects of disclosure include nutritional powders with certain properties (e.g., volume flowability, reconstitution time, reconstitution yield, mean particle size, rate of reconstitution, moisture content, surface area, non-circularity (<0.95), circularity, and convexity) that can make the nutritional powder particularly suitable for use in a beverage production machine..
Abbott Laboratories

Containers and materials with improved punctureability

The present description includes containers having an improved puncture design that can be punctured without substantial deformation of the container. Such containers are particularly suitable for use in preparing beverages using automatic machines, particularly those used for preparation of single serve beverages.
Printpack Illinois, Inc.

Reinforcement ring for capsules for obtaining beverages

The present invention provides a reinforcement ring (10) for capsules for obtaining beverages, for example espresso coffee, comprising a side wall (1) and a flat surface, preferably having a uniform thickness (2), protruding from the side wall (1), wherein the side wall (1) and the protruding flat surface (2) are made in a single body and wherein the side wall (1) comprises reduced thickness areas (3), so as to reduce the total amount of material used for the production of the ring. A capsule for obtaining beverages.

Oversize beverage carrier box

A corrugated board carrier for an interior bulk beverage container is provided with a larger base, integral handles, and a ramp insert to promote gravity dispensing of beverages therein through a spout.. .
Southern Champion Tray, L.p.

Beverage lid apparatuses for directing scent to a user

beverage lid apparatuses for directing scent to a user are provided. In some embodiments, a beverage lid apparatus can be configured to attach to a beverage container and, by way of a drinking aperture on the lid, direct the scent of a beverage in the beverage container to the nose of a user when the user drinks from the drinking aperture.

Portable beverage container with self opening hinged lid

A portable beverage container (e.g., an insulated, double-walled bottle) is disclosed. The container includes a lid pivotably connected to it by a hinge.
Tervis Tumbler Company

Closure and finish for small carbonated beverage packaging with enhanced shelf life properties

This disclosure provides new closure and finish structures suited for small and light-weight carbonated beverage packaging that provide surprisingly improved carbonation retention and greater shelf life, while still achieving light weight. This closure and finish presented herein are particularly suited to small pet containers for carbonated beverages, for example less than or about 400 ml and provide good carbonation retention and shelf life..
Bericap Sc Llc

Method for processing polyethylene terephthalate

The inventions relates to a method for processing polyethylene terephthalate (pet) comprising supplying pet raw material (s1), drying the pet raw material (s4) to a target moisture level, plasticizing the pet (s5), and injecting the plasticized pet (s6) into a mold. In this method, the target moisture level is between 60 ppm and 250 ppm to generate hydrolysis of pet during plasticization (s5) resulting in a controlled drop of intrinsic viscosity of the pet.
Nestec S.a.

Beverage gasification system

A beverage gasification system for concurrently extracting solid particulates from a solution of a liquid and a gas and increasing absorption of the gas into the liquid, in which a particle separator is located downstream of a gas supply assembly. A method of forming a clarified gasified beverage is also disclosed, in which gas is injected into the liquid at a location upstream of the point at which solids are removed from the liquid..
Techniblend, Inc.

Wearable detecting a target substance in a liquid

Described herein are a wearable apparatus and methods for detecting the presence of a targeted substance in a liquid. For example, the wearable apparatus can be a fingernail that detects illicit drugs in a beverage.
Undercover Colors, Inc.

Feed unit for feeding a liquid foodstuff to a beverage dispensing device and cleaning at least one feed unit for feeding a liquid foodstuff to a beverage dispensing device

The invention relates to a feed unit (1) for feeding a liquid foodstuff to a beverage dispensing device, the feed unit having a feed line (2) for feeding the liquid foodstuff from a foodstuff tank (3) to the feed unit (1), a cleaning agent tank (3) for a cleaning agent, and also a cleaning agent pump (7) for conveying the cleaning agent out of the cleaning agent tank (8), the feed unit being characterized in that the device has a cleaning-agent mixing tank (6), which optionally can be arranged at or in the feed unit (1) in a cleaning mode and can be removed from the feed unit (1) in a foodstuff dispensing mode, wherein, in the cleaning mode, cleaning agent can be fed from the cleaning agent tank (8) to the cleaning-agent mixing tank (6) by the cleaning agent pump (7), and cleaning agent and/or a cleaning mixture can be discharged out of the cleaning-agent mixing tank (6) by the feed line (2). The invention also relates to a method for cleaning at least one feed unit (1) for feeding a liquid foodstuff to a beverage dispensing device (10)..
Franke Kaffeemaschinen Ag

Beverage preparation device

The invention relates to a beverage preparation device (1), in particular a coffee machine, comprising a first outlet (4) and a second outlet (5) which are connected, preferably, to a common supply line (10), also comprising adjusting means for adjusting the distance between the first (4) and the second outlet (5).. .
Eugster / Frismag Ag

Hot and cold water delivery to pod containing nutritional composition

Systems and methods for processing a composition in a pod to form a food product or beverage fit for oral consumption involve the controlled introduction of various fluids, such as hot and cold water, into the pod to facilitate processing of the composition.. .
Abbott Laboratories

Glucosyl stevia composition

Glucosyl stevia compositions are prepared from steviol glycosides of stevia rebaudiana bertoni. The glucosylation was performed by cyclodextrin glucanotransferase using the starch as source of glucose residues.
Purecircle Sdn Bhd

Hot water dispenser adapter device

A hot water dispenser adapter device includes a housing unit having an open proximal top and a distal closed bottom defining a brewing chamber for holding an impermeable pierceable cartridge, the cartridge having a top and a bottom and containing a beverage extract, the distal closed bottom having at least one outlet pipe for externally connecting the bottom of the impermeable pierceable cartridge for outflow of liquid; a lid covering the open proximal top of the housing, unit and the brewing chamber, the lid including an external centrally threaded adapter and an internal inlet pipe with a passage-way therethrough, for externally connecting the top of the impermeable pierceable cartridge for inflow of liquid; and a hinge mechanism for connecting the housing unit with the lid.. .

Method for preparing nanolipids with encapsulated alcohol

A method for preparing ethanol-containing nanolipid particles, which can be used in food products, frozen desserts, or beverages. The method comprises nanolipidic vehicles in which ethanol-containing substances are encapsulated, said ethanol-containing nanolipidic vehicles can be combined with food products, desserts or beverage ingredients including those that are subsequently frozen.
Nuvessl, Inc.

Process for beer brewing with addition of alkali metal humulates and alkali metal lupulates to the wort

The invention relates to a method for preparing a brewed beverage, in particular for brewing a beer, comprising adding alkali metal salts of alpha-acids and beta-acids to wort before or during boiling of the wort, and—after boiling of the wort—subjecting the wort to a fermentation step wherein the brewed beverage (or beer) is produced. The method comprises contacting (blending or mixing) an alpha-acid and beta-acid containing matter with one or more alkali metal compounds, thereby forming alkali metal humulates and alkali metal lupulates, prior to the addition to the (boiling) wort..
Ifast Nv



Beverage topics:
  • Phosphoric Acid
  • Antioxidant
  • Glycemic Index
  • Isomaltulose
  • Rebaudioside
  • Consumable
  • Sweeteners
  • Calcium Chloride
  • Magnesium Chloride
  • Electrolyte
  • Bicarbonate
  • Ion Source
  • Minute Quantity
  • Cross Section
  • Beverage Preparation


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