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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
426432000 Coffee 86
426435000 Tea, i.e., Camellia senesis 17
426437000 Animal flesh material 4
20110236547METHODS FOR SEPARATING PROTEINS FROM CONNECTIVE TISSUE - Methods and systems for separating muscle tissue from connective tissue are provided, in which animal tissue containing both muscle tissue and connective tissue is subjected to stress, and muscle proteins are separated from the connective tissue. Slurries of separated myofibrillar protein are also provided.09-29-2011
20110033593PREPARATION OF OYSTER FLESH EXTRACTS - The invention relates to the preparation of oyster flesh extracts. Raw oyster flesh is placed in an extractor with a solution stored in it. The extractor is closed up tight and pressurized to 1 atm or higher to extract oyster flesh extracts from the raw oyster flesh, and they are fed into the solution in the extractor. An extraction solution with the oyster flesh extracts fed in concentrated solution to precipitate out the oyster flesh extracts. The precipitates are dried into dry oyster flesh extracts.02-10-2011
20100047421PREPARATION OF OYSTER FLESH EXTRACTS - The invention relates to the preparation of oyster flesh extracts. Raw oyster flesh is placed in an extractor with a solution stored in it. The extractor is closed up tight and pressurized to 1 atm or higher to extract oyster flesh extracts from the raw oyster flesh, and they are fed into the solution in the extractor. An extraction solution with the oyster flesh extracts fed in it is concentrated. An alcohol solution is added to the concentrated solution to precipitate out the oyster flesh extracts. The precipitates are dried into dry oyster flesh extracts.02-25-2010
20120034357PREPARATION OF OYSTER FLESH EXTRACTS - The invention relates to the preparation of oyster flesh extracts. Raw oyster flesh is placed in an extractor with a solution stored in it. The extractor is closed up tight and pressurized to 1 atm or higher to extract oyster flesh extracts from the raw oyster flesh, and they are fed into the solution in the extractor. An extraction solution with the oyster flesh extracts fed in concentrated solution to precipitate out the oyster flesh extracts. The precipitates are dried into dry oyster flesh extracts.02-09-2012
426436000 Cereal or treated cereal material 1
20090311397PROCESS FOR EDIBLE PROTEIN EXTRACTION FROM CORN GERM - A process for extraction of edible protein from corn germ. The process includes providing a defatted corn germ with a fat concentration of less than about 5% by weight, milling the corn germ to a granulation of less than about 100 US mesh at less than 180° F., preparing a slurry from the milled corn germ, extracting a edible protein solution from the slurry, recovering the edible protein by precipitating agents (ethanol, acids), and drying the edible protein. The resulting food is 80% to 90% protein.12-17-2009
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20110200726METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR BEVERAGE FORMATION WITH AUTOMATED WATER DELIVERY TO HEATING TANK - A method and apparatus for forming a beverage using a beverage formation device. Opening of a brew chamber may automatically enable the provision of beverage precursor liquid from a reservoir to a heating tank that is used (heated or not) to form a beverage. For example, opening of the brew chamber may cause a valve to be opened or otherwise permit flow of beverage precursor liquid from the reservoir to the heating tank. The valve may open simultaneously and automatically with a brew chamber lid, and may close when the brew chamber lid is closed.08-18-2011
20120183659APPARATUS FOR BREWING A BEVERAGE AND RELATED METHOD - Disclosed is an apparatus for brewing a beverage, such as coffee, as well as associated methods for brewing a beverage. Apparatuses and methods are disclosed to reduce labor involved in pour-over brewing techniques, while providing greater consistency in the results. Manual and/or automatic movements are provided to a filter (e.g., rotation) and/or a nozzle dispensing liquid over the filter. Water dosage and timing therefore can be automated to the filter. The nozzle can be positioned off-center with respect to the filter to ensure wetting thereof. The nozzle can be made movable for constrained changes to the path of liquid flow relative to the rotating filter.07-19-2012
20130209636LIQUID DELIVERY TANK WITH EXPANSION CHAMBER - A beverage forming method and system employing the introduction of air into the heater tank and/or an expansion chamber after liquid delivery is complete. An expansion chamber may be provided at the top of the heater tank and provide a tortuous flow path from an air inlet to the tank outlet.08-15-2013
20130071532SINGLE SERVE BEVERAGE DISPENSING SYSTEM INCLUDING AN IONIZER - There is provided a single serve beverage dispensing system that includes a single serve beverage capsule and a dispenser. The capsule includes a housing, an inlet, a mixing chamber, and an outlet. The beverage media is disposed within the mixing chamber. The dispenser includes a water reservoir sized and configured to retain reservoir water, an ionizer sized and configured produce alkaline water and acidic water from the reservoir water from the water reservoir, a pump for pumping reservoir water from the water reservoir to the ionizer, an alkaline water reservoir in fluid communication with the ionizer sized and configured to retain alkaline water, a mixing fixture sized and configured to receive the capsule, and a valve sized and configured to release a single serve amount of alkaline water from the alkaline water reservoir to the mixing fixture and through the capsule. A method of dispensing is also provided.03-21-2013
20110300275WATER PURIFYING AND FLAVOR INFUSION DEVICE - A water purifying and flavor infusion device that includes a lower reservoir for storing filtered water, and a pitcher top removably affixed to the lower reservoir. The pitcher top includes a lid, an upper reservoir, and a filter housing affixed to and extending below the upper reservoir. The filter housing is adapted to contain a filter cartridge wherein the upper reservoir and the filter housing are in liquid communication. The device also includes an infusion tube for infusing filtered water with an additive.12-08-2011
20090074930BREWING DEVICE HAVING A DELAYED RELEASE MECHANISM - A drip coffee maker is provides including a means for delaying the release of brewed coffee from the brew basket assembly position in a brew basket housing. The brew basket assembly includes an upper basket portion vertically movably mounted with respect to a lower basket portion. A bias member is interposed between the basket portions, vertically biasing the upper basket portion with respect to the lower basket portion. A basket valve is included in the upper and lower basket portions, and is actuatable between an open and a closed position. A carafe is included, and has a lid portion with a lid aperture therein. The carafe is removably positionable under the brew basket assembly with the lid aperture proximal to the basket valve. The basket valve opens when the weight of the hot water and coffee grounds in the upper basket portion exceeds a threshold weight of the bias members.03-19-2009
20090136639PROCESS AND APPARATUS FOR PREPARING A BEVERAGE UNDER CONTROLLED PRESSURE - A process of preparing a beverage from a beverage preparation chamber comprises the steps of feeding water to the preparation chamber (05-28-2009
20100178404CAPSULE SYSTEM, DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PREPARING A FOOD LIQUID CONTAINED IN A RECEPTACLE BY CENTRIFUGATION - Method for preparing a food liquid from a food substance contained in a receptacle by passing water through the substance using centrifugal forces comprising: 07-15-2010
20110129581MODULAR INFUSER WITH CONTINUOUS FILTER BELT - A modular infuser includes a back plate assembly containing drive mechanisms and supporting a belt assembly, and infusing and mixing chambers. The belt assembly includes rollers rotating a continuous filter belt in either direction, an annular seal, and a funnel directing liquid to a removable, rotatable spout. The infusing chamber moves between having the bottom clamped to the seal through the filter belt and being spaced apart from the filter belt to allow waste removal by rotation of the filter belt. The mixing chamber receives and mixes ingredient and water, passing the mixture into the infusing chamber below. Replacement of the filter belt with different mesh sizes and of the removable spout with different inner diameters allows the mechanism to be easily adapted for different beverages, such as coffee or tea. Multiple instances of the modular infuser may be mounted in a single vending machine.06-02-2011
20090017177CAPSULE WITH OUTER SEALING MATERIAL PRESSURIZED BY A FLUID - A method for producing a beverage from an ingredient-containing capsule by inserting a sealed capsule into a capsule enclosure space of a beverage production device, enclosing the capsule by a relative displacement of at least two enclosing members which define the capsule enclosure space, and opening an inlet face of the capsule and injecting a fluid under pressure into the capsule in order to open an outlet face of the capsule. The capsule is provided at its outer surface with sealing material which is exposed to the fluid pressure in the capsule enclosure space. After enclosing the capsule, the fluid pressure in the capsule at least partially acts on the sealing material, such that in turn the sealing material is pressed against one of the enclosing members thus constituting a flow resistance that is sufficient to guarantee a pressure build-up inside the capsule sufficient for the pressure-assisted opening of the outlet face of the capsule.01-15-2009
20100119673METHOD FOR PREPARING SYRUP OF RED SHISO - The present invention herein provides syrup extracted from red shiso and having a clear red color. The method comprises the following steps: 05-13-2010
20100303983BEVERAGE BREWING SYSTEM AND METHOD - Provided in some embodiments is a beverage brewing device that includes a housing and a fill-port located on front side of the housing. The fill-port includes an inlet that may accept a fluid supply container. Provided in some embodiments is a method of preparing a brewed beverage that includes coupling a fluid supply container to a fill-port located on a front side of a brewing device, routing a fluid contained in the fluid container from the fluid container to a heat-exchange device to heat the fluid, routing the heated fluid to a brewing container to brew the fluid, and routing the brewed fluid into a beverage container used for serving the brewed beverage.12-02-2010
20100303984Apparatus and Method for Continuous Wort Boiling - In order to permit continuous wort boiling during beverage brewing operations, wort is conducted over a plurality of substantially conically tapering heating surfaces arranged one above another in the manner of a cascade.12-02-2010
20110244099LIQUID FOOD PREPARATION SYSTEM FOR PREPARING A LIQUID FOOD BY CENTRIFUGATION - A system for preparing a liquid food from a food substance comprising a device and a capsule removably insertable in the device, by passing water through the substance in the capsule. The device includes a water injection head for injecting water in the capsule and a capsule holder for holding the capsule in the device, a mechanism for centrifugally driving the capsule, and a perforating member configured relative to the capsule in the device to open outlets at the periphery of the capsule. The capsule includes a pierceable membrane, and the perforating member is suited to be engaged through the membrane for forming with the perforated membrane a filter for retaining solid particles in the capsule and orifices in the membrane for enabling the centrifuged liquid to leave the capsule.10-06-2011
20110086148BREWER SYSTEM WITH ACTIVE BREWING MECHANISM AND BUFFER RESERVOIR PISTON COMPRESSION OF BREWING SUBSTANCE - The present disclosure relates to an apparatus, system, and method of use for producing beverages. The apparatus includes at least a modular brewing mechanism. Also, the system includes a reservoir for retaining a volume of beverage produced by the brewing mechanism. The system includes controls for dispensing a single cup of beverage while producing multiple cycles of beverage for transfer to the reservoir. The system also includes controls for monitoring freshness of beverage, controllably disposing of beverage, and controlling production of single cup or batch production of beverage. The method and apparatus includes controllable pressurized brewing in a column or chamber using a controllable piston moving in the chamber and which may include controlling steep time, pressurization, extraction time, active controllable agitation of the brewing substance, as well as other brewing characteristics.04-14-2011
20110244098Boil kettle filtration system and process - An improved system for filtering particulate matter from a liquid in a brewing pot. The improvement includes a filter assembly positioned about a drain tube. The filter assembly has a screen member surrounded by a shield member. The shield member is positioned between the drain tube and the particulate matter separated from the liquid. The bulk of the liquid, located in a top portion of a reservoir bypasses the screen member and drains through a drain reservoir and the drain tube. After removing the shield member, the remainder of the liquid drains through the screen member or filter and into the drain reservoir preventing the particulate matter from being carried through to a fermentor.10-06-2011
20100062127CUP WITH STATIC MIXER AND METHOD FOR PREPARATION OF A LIQUID PRODUCT - Cup for the preparation of a liquid product, having a first chamber part (03-11-2010
20110104348Canola Protein Isolate Functionality I - A canola protein isolate having a protein content of at least about 100 wt % (N×6.25) is employed as an at least partial replacement for at least one component providing functionality in a food composition.05-05-2011
20110070348Beverage 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.03-24-2011
20120201940METHOD OF MAKING AN ENHANCED NATURAL SWEETENER - A method of making a natural sweetening composition comprising the steps of (a) steam stripping a crude mixture of at least one plant based natural high intensity sweetening compound; and (b) at least one step of filtering the crude mixture.08-09-2012
20080233254LIQUID HEMP BEVERAGE CONCENTRATE EXTRACTION - A process for preparing a liquid concentrate from hemp seed is described.09-25-2008
20110052773DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PREPARING A DRINK FROM A FOOD SUBSTANCE CONTAINED IN A CAPSULE - The invention relates to a method of wetting and/or dissolving a substance contained in a capsule for producing a beverage consisting, by means of a piercing and injection element, in piercing the capsule and injecting a liquid under pressure into the capsule to wet and/or dissolve the substance; the piercing and injection element being arranged so as to inject the liquid into the capsule in the form of at least one thin layer extending in a continuous, divergent and multidirectional manner, covering a spray surface in an arc of a circle inside the capsule. The invention also relates to a device comprising a flow channel and a valve designed to close off the channel in a first position, called the rest position, and to open under the effect of the pressure from the liquid against an elastic element so as to free a passage as a function of the pressure and thus create the thin layer of liquid.03-03-2011
20110097465AIR PRESSURE CONTROLLABLE BEVERAGE MAKING APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD - An apparatus, system, and method of use in making beverages. The apparatus includes components and structures for making beverages by mixing heated water or other liquid and a beverage making substance in combination with controllable evacuation, pressurization, or both of a mixing vessel. The method includes controllable brewing using a vacuum, positive pressure, or both to control one or a combination of active controllable agitation of ingredients, steep time, pressurization, extraction time, agitation pulsing, dispensing pulsing as well as other numerous other beverage preparation characteristics and controls.04-28-2011
20100159097BEVERAGE MACHINE WITH HEIGHT-ADJUSTABLE DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING DISTANCE BETWEEN BEVERAGE RECIPIENT AND OUTLET - A beverage machine having a height-adjustment device that includes a movable support plate for adjusting the position of the recipient relative to at least one beverage outlet. The support plate is movable relative to the at least one beverage outlet. The machine also includes a displacement mechanism for displacing the support plate relative to the outlet. The displacement mechanism includes a motorized driver for driving the displacement mechanism, a controller for controlling the actuation of the driver and which is configured to set a predetermined distance between the outlet and the recipient. A drip-collecting device can also be selectively provided to collect liquid falling from the beverage outlet when the recipient is not present.06-24-2010
20100068361CUP WITH SPACE FOR ACCOMMODATION OF PAD - Cup for the preparation of a liquid product, having an inlet opening provided with a covering layer (03-18-2010
20100239733CAPSULE WITH FILTERING INSERT FOR PREPARING A COFFEE BEVERAGE - A capsule for the production of a beverage from a beverage production machine that provides a capsule holder with relief and recessed elements. The capsule includes an inverted cup-shaped body forming a chamber containing a beverage forming ingredient, a bottom injection wall, a sidewall and a flange-like rim; and a delivery wall which is sealed to the body and comprises a relatively flat outer surface extending from the central axis of the capsule to the flange-like rim of the body and at least one portion of porous material capable of providing a backpressure that is greater than the backpressure of the beverage forming ingredient in the chamber. Also, a system and method for the production of a beverage from the previously described capsule.09-23-2010
20110305807SYSTEM FOR PREPARING A BEVERAGE SUITABLE FOR CONSUMPTION, AND EXCHANGEABLE HOLDER FOR SUCH SYSTEM12-15-2011
20120207893Brewing Device and Method for Extracting a Portion Capsule - The invention proposes a brewing apparatus for extracting a portion capsule, having an accommodation element, which has a cavity for the portion capsule, and a closure element, it being possible for the closure element to move between a loading position, which is at a distance from the accommodation element, and an extraction position, which closes the cavity, and the brewing apparatus having a holding element for holding the portion capsule in the loading position, and furthermore the holding element being designed in such a way that the portion capsule is aligned substantially in the direction of the accommodation element by the holding element by virtue of the movement of the closure element from the loading position to the extraction position.08-16-2012
20120156343System and Method for Managing the Generation of Brewed Beverages Using Shared Resources - 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. While one chemical or mechanical process for producing a beverage is being performed, other processes may be performed for production of the beverage or another beverage. The scheduler may determine the time at which to perform each process, the time at which a beverage should be presented, the resources to be used to perform the processes, or the time at which to perform a cleaning process, dependent on an actual or expected demand for beverages, or dependent on a target time for beverage retrieval. Shared resources may be applied to the production of beverages for high priority orders, while partially completed beverages for lower priority orders are staged for subsequent advancement.06-21-2012
20120251692SYSTEM, APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PREPARING A BEVERAGE - A system for preparing a predetermined quantity of beverage suitable for consumption using an extractable product is disclosed. The system comprises a first exchangeable capsule, being a closed capsule, having a bottom; a second exchangeable capsule, being an open capsule, having a bottom comprising an entrance filter; a first apparatus comprising a receptacle with a support surface for holding a first capsule, the first apparatus having bottom piercing means intended for piercing the bottom of the first capsule, and having a fluid dispensing device for supplying an amount of a fluid, such as water, under pressure to the first capsule; a second apparatus comprising a receptacle with a support surface for holding a second capsule, and a fluid dispensing device for supplying an amount of a fluid, such as water, under pressure to the second capsule.10-04-2012
20120251693METHOD, SYSTEM AND RECEPTACLE FOR PREPARING A BEVERAGE - A method for preparing a beverage using an extractable product is disclosed. The method comprises providing an exchangeable capsule that comprises a circumferential first wall, a second wall and a third wall which together enclose an inner space comprising an extractable product. The second wall of the capsule is pierced by means of at least one blade. Via the pierced second wall there is supplied an amount of fluid under a pressure to the inner space of the capsule. The prepared beverage is drained through the third wall of the capsule. A length of the at least one blade is chosen such that during the said fluid supplying the shortest possible axial distance between the third wall and the at least one blade in the inner space is less than 80 percent of the overall axial capsule length.10-04-2012
20130171311LIQUID BEVERAGE DISPENSER - A beverage dispenser and methods of use for combining at least one beverage ingredient with a diluting ingredient to form a beverage. In one embodiment, the beverage ingredient is coffee or tea and the diluting ingredient is water. The beverage ingredient is retained in a container which is positioned in the beverage dispenser. The ingredient is mixed with water at least in part in the container for dispensing into a receptacle positioned relative to the dispenser. In one embodiment, the beverage ingredient is a liquid form of beverage concentrate packaged in a disposable container. The beverage dispenser includes mechanisms and assemblies which form a single opening in the container to allow water to enter and exit the container through the single opening in the container to release and mix the beverage ingredient.07-04-2013
20120128847LIQUID FLOW CONTROL AND BEVERAGE PREPARATION APPARATUSES, METHODS AND SYSTEMS - Apparatuses, methods and systems for liquid flow control and beverage preparation are disclosed. The apparatuses, methods and systems of the present invention include liquid flow control and beverage preparation capsules, pods, cartridges, pouches, systems, and modules for controlling and directing flow streams of liquid through a beverage preparation process. The apparatuses, methods and systems of the present invention may be used in combination with or included as an integral assembly of any apparatus, method or system for liquid dispension.05-24-2012
20110183054PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION OF A MOIST PROTEIN BIOMASS AND ITS USE - A process is described for preparing a plant protein preparation for a foodstuff. In the process, a proteinaceous vegetable raw material is introduced into a salty, aqueous extractant for the extraction of proteins, whereby a salty plant protein solution is obtained. The proteins are precipitated by lowering the temperature and/or the ionic strength of the plant protein solution and separated from the aqueous extractant as a moist protein-rich substance. The process is distinguished by the fact that the plant protein solution, before or after the protein precipitation step, or the protein-rich substance, before or after introduction into the foodstuff and before finishing the foodstuff, is heated to a temperature of ≧45° C. and held at this temperature for a period of time, the period of time and the temperature being chosen so that the use properties and processing properties of the protein-rich substance are not altered by this step. Due to this pre-heating operation, the plant protein preparation causes a lower degree of undesired off-flavors upon heating of the foodstuff in which it has been processed. Also described is a method for producing a plant protein preparation in the form of a moist protein mass for improving the texture of foodstuffs with improved organoleptic properties.07-28-2011
20120219686HOT BEVERAGE BREWING SYSTEM AND USE THEREOF - In described embodiments, a hot liquid extraction system includes a vessel, a controllable steam and water source external from the vessel which heats the liquid of the corresponding vessel, a filter assembly disposed within the vessel operable to filter and remove a solid from the brewed beverage, and a valve to dispense the filtered beverage from the base of the brew vessel. Some embodiments include one or more valves operable to regulate water flow and steam into the brewing vessel, and a filter operable to separate a brewed liquid from a flavor base and to remove a spent flavor base from the system. Some embodiments include processor control of the system, allowing for operation tailored to individual user requirements that might be downloaded to the processor through various wired and non-wired interfaces.08-30-2012
20100173053CAP EXTRACTION DEVICE - The invention relates to a device for extracting a cap (07-08-2010
20120076904METHOD FOR SEPARATING AND CONCENTRATING BIOACTIVE PHENOLICS - A method for physical separation and purification of bioactive phenolics from fruits, berries and vegetables by subjecting a fruit, berry or vegetable extract solution having a Brix of from about 1 to about 4 to ultrafiltration using an about 2,000-6,000 Dalton cutoff ultrafiltration membrane under a pressure of about 30-120 psi, and a temperature of about 80-110° F. This is followed by subjecting the resulting retentate to diafiltration-ultrafiltration with the addition of water, using an about 2,000-6,000 Dalton cutoff ultrafiltration membrane under a pressure of about 30-120 psi, and a temperature of about 80-110° F., and recovering the diafiltered retentate or the bioactive phenolic containing solids thereof.03-29-2012
20100047418CONCENTRATE CARTRIDGE AND LIQUID PRODUCT PREPARATION METHOD - Cup for preparation of a liquid product, having a first chamber part (02-25-2010
20120082774BREWING PISTON FOR INFUSION PREPARATION, BREWING MACHINE USING THE BREWING PISTON - A brewing piston for infusion preparation, including a head associated with a filtering element, and a lateral surface having a first gasket in proximity to the head and a second gasket at a distance from the first gasket. The brewing piston includes a first conduit connected to the head and arranged to inject a liquid for infusion preparation, and a second conduit connected to the lateral surface between the gaskets and arranged to inject the liquid between the first gasket and the second gasket during infusion preparation. The piston is arranged to limit or avoid leaks in a machine for infusion preparation. Also disclosed is a machine using the piston and a method of limiting or avoiding leaks in a machine for infusion preparation.04-05-2012
20120258221A SYSTEM, A METHOD AND A CAPSULE FOR PREPARING A PRE-DETERMINED QUANTITY OF BEVERAGE - A system and method for preparing a predetermined quantity of beverage suitable for consumption using an extractable product is disclosed. The system comprises: at least one disposable capsule; an apparatus comprising a fluid dispensing device for supplying an amount of fluid to the at least one capsule, a receptacle for accommodating the at least one capsule, and an outlet arrangement for supplying the beverage to a container, such as a cup. The at least one disposable capsule comprises a material barrier for enclosing an inner space comprising the extractable product. The disposable capsule further comprises a displaceable body conceived to interact with the material barrier for discontinuing at least an exit area thereof for enabling passage of the at least a portion of the beverage away from the capsule.10-11-2012
20120231133CAPSULE, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PREPARING A BEVERAGE - A capsule, system and method for preparing a predetermined quantity of beverage suitable for consumption using an extractable product is disclosed. The capsule comprises a circumferential first wall, a second wall closing the circumferential first wall at a first end, and a flexible sheet-shaped perforate and/or porous third wall closing the circumferential first wall at a second, open, end opposite the second wall. The first, second and third wall enclose an inner space comprising the extractable product. The third wall forms an outermost boundary of the capsule in an axial direction thereof. The third wall comprises a woven or nonwoven filtering material, such as filtering paper.09-13-2012
20110003046APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PREPARING A BEVERAGE BY CENTRIFUGATION - An apparatus for preparing a beverage liquid from beverage forming ingredients contained in a receptacle by passing water through the ingredients by centrifuging the receptacle. The apparatus includes a centrifugal driver for driving the receptacle around its central axis of rotation (I), a device for feeding water into the receptacle, a filter placed in the receptacle, and at least one beverage flow outlet of variable cross-section for enabling the beverage to flow out of the receptacle.01-06-2011
20100233338LIQUID DIRECTOR FOR BEVERAGE MAKER - A beverage maker can comprise a liquid director configured to channel liquid toward a lowermost surface thereof, into and though an opening in the beverage maker, and to a fluid container of the beverage maker. The liquid director can be engaged with a lid of the beverage maker and/or at least one side wall of the container. The lid can be moved between a first position where the lid at least partially covers the opening and a second position where the lid does not cover at least a portion of the opening. The liquid director can be in a deployed, fluid receiving position when the lid is in the first position and can be in an undeployed position when the lid is in the second position.09-16-2010
20100233337Steam Function at the End of a Brewing Process - A method for preparing hot beverages in a hot beverage machine by possibly repeatedly pumping a specific quantity of water from a water tank into a heating device, heating the quantity of water, pumping the heated quantity of water out of the heating device into a brewing chamber and possibly at the same time pumping a further quantity of water out of the water tank into the heating device, brewing a brewing substance contained in the brewing chamber to produce a hot beverage, and finally converting the quantity of water last pumped into the heating device completely into steam in a controlled manner for forcing liquid out of the entire line system downstream of the heating device.09-16-2010
20100203208METHOD FOR PREPARING A FOOD LIQUID CONTAINED IN A CAPSULE BY CENTRIFUGATION AND DEVICE ADAPTED FOR SUCH METHOD - A method for preparing a food liquid from a food substance contained in a single-use capsule by passing water through the substance. The method includes centrifugally rotating the capsule while introducing water therein to pass the water through the substance to form the food liquid, opening at least one liquid delivery outlet in the capsule which is peripherally offset relative to the center of the capsule, and delivering the food liquid from the at least one liquid delivery outlet to dispense the beverage.08-12-2010
20100203207AIR PRESSURE BREWER - A brewing system uses a pressurizing apparatus for providing pressure to the system to controllably dispense heated water from the system for brewing. A method of brewing in which a pressurizing apparatus is associated with a water source, controllably pressurizing the water source, controllably dispensing by way of the pressurizing apparatus, water from the water source to use in a brewing process.08-12-2010
20100129512Method for Preparing a Drink and Apparatus and Capsule for Application of This Method - A method for preparing a drink by passing hot water in a capsule (05-27-2010
20130101715PUMP COFFEE BREWER - Apparatus and related methods for brewing or making individual servings of a brewed beverage with a manual pump brewer. The manual pump brewer can include a pump assembly and a brew chamber assembly, whereby user manipulation of the pump assembly directs a heated liquid through a brewing media to form a serving of a freshly brewed beverage. The manual pump brewer can include a filter assembly for directly brewing a beverage from a brewing media provided by a user. Alternatively, the manual pump brewer can receive individual pods having a single serving of a brewing media such that the pump assembly directs the heated liquid through the individual pod to brew each serving of the brewed beverage.04-25-2013
20130101716BEVERAGE CARTRIDGE WITH FILTER GUARD - A cartridge for forming a beverage includes a container defining an interior space, a filter, a beverage medium contained in the interior space, and a filter guard. The filter may be arranged so that liquid that interacts with the beverage medium flows through the filter to exit the interior space. The container may include a surface arranged to be pierced by a piercing member to permit beverage to exit the container. The filter guard may be arranged to contact the piercing member to resist damage to the filter when the container surface is pierced. In one embodiment, the filter guard and filter may be in contact with the container surface that is pierced, yet damage to the filter that might be caused by the piercing element may be avoided.04-25-2013
20130115350PROCESS AND AN APPARATUS FOR PREPARING A BEVERAGE UNDER CONTROLLED PRESSURE CONDITIONS - A process of preparing a beverage from a beverage preparation chamber includes feeding water to the preparation chamber until a first pressure is reached, interrupting the flow of water to the preparation chamber, holding the preparation chamber in a closed condition for a first time interval, opening the outlet of the preparation chamber and delivering the thus prepared beverage.05-09-2013
20130129886BEVERAGE BREWING APPARATUS AND METHOD - The present invention has as an objective to provide an apparatus for brewing a beverage that provides an attractive brewing experience for the consumer, which can perform an effective and efficient brewing process, and which also can be easily rinsed to remove any spent infusible material. These objectives have been met by a beverage brewing machine comprising an at least one water inlet port that is arranged at an angle of less than 4 degrees relative to the wall of the brew chamber to direct water around the wall of the brew chamber. The apparatus also provides for improved agitation of infusible material. Moreover a method is provided to brew a beverage using the brewing machine of the invention.05-23-2013
20130129885DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PREPARATION OF BEVERAGES WITH DIFFERING TASTES - A beverage dispensing machine includes: a first hydraulic circuit including a water source, a pump, a water heater, a brewing device selected from a brewing chamber and a capsule, the brewing device including an inlet and outlet, a beverage collector collecting brewed beverage leaving the brewing device and for dispensing the beverage to a container; and a second hydraulic circuit that includes a second pump and second water heater, the outlet of the second water heater being connected to the first circuit at a location that is downstream to the brewing device with respect to the water flow in the first circuit. The first circuit can maintain in the brewing device a pressure substantially constant for a pre-set time, the pressure being less that an opening pressure for the brewing device.05-23-2013
20130129884BEVERAGE BREWING SYSTEM AND METHOD OF USE - An apparatus for brewing a beverage, which includes an elongated member having a plurality of disks stacked along an axis of the elongated member; a filter having at least one slot and adapted to fit over the plurality of disks; and an elongated housing member having first and second slots on opposite sides of the elongated housing member, wherein the elongated housing member is adapted to fit over the filter.05-23-2013
20130142929CAPSULE PIERCING MODULE - A capsule-based beverage production machine that comprises a module designed for producing a beverage on the basis of ingredients which are contained in a capsule. The module comprises: means for retaining the capsule in a fixed position, and means for perforation of the capsule, wherein the perforation means are controlled to perforate the capsule after the capsule is retained in the fixed position by the retaining means.06-06-2013
20130142930CONTAINER FOR SINGLE-SERVE LIQUID/SOLID FOOD PRODUCT - A container that enables a food product with one or more pieces of solid food, such as soup, to be made utilizing a brewing machine. The container can be configured to hermetically contain a soup extract and dried pieces of solid food. The container can be pierceable to accommodate an injection of water into the container for combination with the soup extract to produce a broth, and an outflow of the broth from the bottom of the container. The container can also contain one or more inner chambers holding solid food pieces in an isolated location that can be kept separate and dry from both the water that flows into the container as well from the broth that is produced when the soup extract is infused with the water.06-06-2013
20130149424BREWING DEVICE FOR EXTRACTING A PORTION CAPSULE, METHOD FOR OPERATING A BREWING DEVICE AND USE OF A BREWING DEVICE - The invention relates to a brewing device for extracting portion capsules, comprising first and second brewing chamber elements, wherein the first brewing chamber element can move between a loading position, in which the first and second brewing chamber elements are spaced apart from one another, and an extraction position, in which the first and second brewing chamber elements are brought closer together in order to form a closed brewing chamber, and wherein during movement the first brewing chamber element carries out a linear displacement along an axial direction when the first and second brewing chamber elements are spaced apart from one another, and additionally carries out a pivoting movement about a pivot axis perpendicular to the axial direction when the first and second brewing chamber elements are brought together at least to some extent.06-13-2013
20100310744METHOD FOR PRODUCING SOY SAUCE POWDER - This invention provides a soy sauce powder having a strong and preferable soy sauce-derived flavor with simple operations in an advantageous manner in industrial practice and without the need of a step of, for example, preparing an aromatic substance by distilling soy sauce oil with the use of water vapor. This invention also provides a soy sauce powder having a strong and preferable soy sauce-derived flavor by adding an emulsifier such as glycerin fatty acid ester to soy sauce, mixing the soy sauce with soy sauce oil, agitating the mixture, allowing the mixture to stand still, separating the mixture into an oil phase and an aqueous phase so as to obtain an aqueous phase containing soy sauce-derived aroma components at high concentrations, and subjecting the obtained aqueous phase to spray drying.12-09-2010
20110274802Disposable Single Serving Beverage Pod Adapter - A disposable pod adaptor assembly for use in a single serve beverage brewer. The assembly is designed for use in brewers configured for cup-shaped beverage extract cartridges. The assembly includes a receptacle and a cover configured to engage with the receptacle. The receptacle includes a raised portion in it's interior, which raised portion is adapted to push a beverage pod residing inside the receptacle upward against the cover to create a tamping effect. In some implementations, the receptacle and raised portion are molded as a single piece to provide a low cost disposable pod adapter.11-10-2011
20110274801Elastomeric multi-function squeezer/strainer device - The present invention is directed to elastomeric perforated sheets that can be used as a squeezer, strainer, juicer, sieve, or sachet. The squeezer/strainer device of the present invention comprises two flexible silicone sheets joined by a connector. The peripheral region of one sheet is adapted to engage a portion of the second sheet, which allows the two sheets to be sealed together around food items such as herbs and spices.11-10-2011
20130122167BEVERAGE CARTRIDGE - A method, system and cartridge for forming a beverage includes a cartridge having a container defining an interior space, a lid, a filter, and a beverage medium contained in the interior space. The filter may be attached to the lid only, and extend into the interior space to separate first and second chambers of the cartridge. The filter may hold the beverage medium and be arranged so that, when the lid is removed from the container, e.g., by peeling the lid from the container, the filter and beverage medium are removed together with the lid.05-16-2013

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