Cartridge and method for beverage preparation

FIELD: transportation, packing.

SUBSTANCE: cartridge intended for beverage preparation in a car. The cartridge comprises one or more beverage ingredients and is made of air- and water-tight materials. One or more of the beverage ingredients is a liquid chocolate ingredient, the said chocolate ingredient has a viscosity of 70 to 3900 mPa·s at the room temperature. The cartridge has an inlet opening for the introduction of water medium into the cartridge, and an outlet opening at the same side of the cartridge that the inlet opening, for the discharge of the beverage made of the liquid chocolate ingredient. The cartridge has at least one inlet opening for air and means for beverage stream pressure reduction so, in the process of use, air in the form of many bubbles is introduced into the beverage from at least one of the said openings. The ingredients may be soup, juice, or may be based on dairy or coffee products.

EFFECT: development of container, which is safe to operate while resulting product has good taste.

41 cl, 37 dwg, 2 tbl

 

The present invention relates to a cartridge and method for the preparation of beverages, in particular, with the use of sealed cartridges, which are made from essentially airtight and waterproof materials and which contain one or more ingredients to prepare drinks.

Previously it was proposed to seal the ingredients to make the drink in a separate airtight packaging. For example, the known cartridges or capsules containing compacted ground coffee intended for use in some machines for making coffee, which is usually called the machines “espresso”. When preparing coffee using these machines cartridge with coffee placed in the cooking chamber, and passed through the cartridge under a relatively high pressure hot water, thus removing from ground coffee aroma components to get a coffee drink. Typically, these machines work under pressure for more than 6×105PA. Espresso machines of the type described to date have been quite expensive, since such components as water pumps and seals must withstand high pressure.

In the application WO 01/58786 described cartridge for the preparation of drinks, which operates under pressure in the General range of 0.7 to 2.0×105PA. However, this ka is the drier cartridge designed for use in the car for commercial or industrial beverage and is relatively expensive. Therefore, a need remains in the cartridge for the preparation of beverages, in which the cartridge and the machine for preparing a beverage suitable, in particular, on the cost, performance and reliability for everyday use.

Known use in print of the ingredients of the drink based on milk products in the form of powder or other dehydrated form. However, consumers unanimously indicate that the use of powdered milk products has a negative effect on the taste, color and texture of the finished drink. In addition, powdered dairy products may not be used to produce authentic-looking milk foam, as required consumers to drinks like cappuccino. In a number of machines for preparing beverages used steam probe or similar device for foaming a certain amount of milk. However, the addition of steam probe increases the cost of the machine and requires a means of generating steam. Management of steam probe has to be done manually and requires experience in order to be successful. In addition, in connection with the use of steam, there is a danger of burns consumer steam or hot parts of the machine. In addition, the consumer must have a source of milk, separate from the machine.

The cartridge according to the invention the content is t one or more ingredients, suitable for the formation of the finished drink. Liquid ready-made product can be, for example, one product from coffee, tea, chocolate or drink based on milk, including milk.

It is clear that the term “cartridge”as used here means any package, container, package ("Sasha"), or the receiver, which contains one or more beverage ingredients as described above. The cartridge may be rigid, semi-rigid or flexible.

Preferably the liquid ingredient of the drink allows you to get a drink, which in appearance, taste and feeling better drink prepared from the product in powder form. Liquid drink can also lather machine for the beverage for obtaining a foam type cappuccino. The cartridge containing the liquid ingredient of the drink, can be used in the same machine for preparing beverages, and cartridges containing solid or soluble ingredients of the drink. To effect the foaming does not require a separate probe or source of steam.

Accordingly, one object of the present invention provides a cartridge for use in a machine for preparing a drink, and the cartridge contains one or more beverage ingredients and are made of an essentially airtight and waterproof materials, in which one or more beverage ingredients is a liquid W is Kolodny ingredient.

The cartridge may contain an entry for the filing in the cartridge of the water environment and an outlet for the issuance of the beverage produced from the liquid chocolate ingredient.

Preferably the liquid chocolate ingredient is a concentrate. The use of concentrated liquids allows you to issue large amounts of drink. Liquid chocolate ingredient may contain more than 40% of dry matter. Liquid chocolate ingredient may contain from 70 to 95% of dry substance.

Liquid chocolate ingredient may contain about 90% of dry substance.

Liquid chocolate ingredient may be in the form of gel.

Liquid chocolate ingredient may have a room temperature viscosity of from 70 to 3900 MPa·s Viscosity at room temperature can range from 1700 to 3900 MPa·S.

Usually the liquid chocolate ingredient contains solids cocoa. Liquid chocolate ingredient may contain from 50 to 80% solids cocoa. Liquid chocolate ingredient may contain from 60 to 70% solids cocoa.

Another object of the present invention provides a method of issuing a beverage from a cartridge containing one or more liquid chocolate ingredients, during the working cycle of operation of the transmission aqueous medium through the cartridge to form a beverage by dilution of the indicated one or more chocolate phrases is tov, and issuance of the drink in the receiver in which one or more liquid chocolate ingredients are diluted in the ratio of 2 to 1 to 10 to 1.

The method may further include the operation bandwidth of the drink through a means for obtaining foamed beverage, whose level of foaming exceeds 70%. The level of expansion is measured as the ratio of the volume of the resulting foam to the volume of the original liquid ingredient of the drink. Foaming is particularly preferably in the issuance of drinks like cappuccino and milk shakes.

Another object of the present invention provides a cartridge for use in a machine for preparing beverages, and the cartridge contains one or more beverage ingredients and are made of an essentially airtight and waterproof materials, in which one or more beverage ingredients is a liquid ingredient-based dairy products.

Preferably the liquid ingredient-based dairy products contain milk.

The cartridge may contain an entry for the filing in the cartridge of the water environment and an output for issuing beverage produced from liquid milk ingredient.

Liquid milk ingredient may be the concentrate. The use of concentrated liquids allows you to issue large amounts of drink. Liquid milk ingredient may contain from 25 to 40% of dry substances is STV. Liquid milk ingredient may contain 30% of dry substance.

Liquid milk ingredient may have a room temperature viscosity of from 70 to 3900 MPa·S.

Liquid milk ingredient may contain from 0.1 to 12% fat.

Another object of the present invention also provides a method of issuing a beverage from a cartridge containing one or more dairy ingredients, during the working cycle of operation of the transmission aqueous medium through the cartridge to form a beverage by dilution of the indicated one or more liquid ingredients, and issuance of a drink in a receiver in which one or more liquid dairy ingredients are diluted in the ratio 1 to 1 to 6 to 1.

One or more liquid dairy ingredients can be diluted in a ratio of about 3 to 1.

The method may include the operation bandwidth of the beverage through the means for receiving the foaming of the beverage in which the level of expansion exceeds 40%.

Another object of the present invention provides a cartridge for use in a machine for preparing beverages, and the cartridge contains one or more beverage ingredients and are made of an essentially airtight and waterproof materials, in which one or more beverage ingredients is a liquid coffee ingredient.

The cartridge may contain an entry for the filing in CT the ridge of the aquatic environment and an output for issuing a drink, made from a liquid coffee ingredient.

Liquid coffee ingredient may be the concentrate. The use of concentrated liquids allows you to issue large amounts of drink. Liquid coffee can contain from 40 to 70% solids. Liquid coffee can contain from 55 to 67% of dry substance.

Liquid coffee ingredient may contain sodium bicarbonate. Coffee ingredient may contain from 0.1 to 2.0 weight % of sodium bicarbonate. The cartridge may contain from 0.5 to 1.0 weight % sodium bicarbonate.

Liquid coffee ingredient may have a room temperature viscosity of from 70 to 3900 MPa·s Viscosity at room temperature can range from 70 to 2000 MPa·S.

Another object of the present invention provides a method of issuing a beverage from a cartridge containing one or more liquid coffee ingredients, during the working cycle of operation of the transmission aqueous medium through the cartridge to form a beverage by dilution of the indicated one or more liquid coffee ingredients, and issuance of a drink in a receiver in which one or more liquid coffee ingredients are diluted in the ratio of 10 to 1 to 100 to 1.

One or more liquid coffee ingredients can be diluted in a ratio of from 20 : 1 to 70 : 1.

The method may further include the operation of the bandwidth h is Pitka through the means for receiving the foaming of the beverage, in which the level of expansion is greater than 70%.

Another object of the present invention provides a cartridge for use in a machine for preparing beverages, and the cartridge contains one or more beverage ingredients and are made of an essentially airtight and waterproof materials, in which one or more beverage ingredients is any of the soups, fruit juices, flavored milk, carbonated beverages, sauces and desserts.

The cartridge may contain an entry for the filing in the cartridge of the water environment and an outlet for the issuance of a beverage produced from the one or more beverage ingredients.

All the objects of the present invention, the cartridge may contain an outer element and an inner element connected during Assembly with the outer element. For connection of the outer element and inner element when the cartridge Assembly is possible using landing with a snap.

The cartridge may also contain means for obtaining a strong jet of beverage, and the tool to obtain a strong jet of beverage contains the hole in the flow path of the drink.

The cartridge may further include at least one inlet for air and a means to create a reduced pressure in the jet of the beverage, whereby in use air from the at least one inlet for air is included in the written is OK in the form of many small bubbles.

The present invention also concerns the drink obtained by any of the above methods.

In the following description the terms “upper” and “lower”, and the equivalent will be used to describe the relative position of the features of the invention. The terms “upper” and “lower”, and is equivalent to them should be considered as belonging to the cartridge (or other components) in their normal orientation for installation in a machine for preparing beverages and subsequent issuance, as shown, for example, in figure 4. In particular, “upper” and “lower” refer respectively to the relative positions closer to and farther from the top surface 11 of the cartridge. In addition, the terms “inner” and “outer”, and the equivalent will be used to describe the relative positioning of the features of the invention. The terms “inner” and “outer”, and is equivalent to them should be considered as referring to the relative positions on the cartridge (or other components)that are respectively closer to and farther from the center or main axis X of the cartridge 1 (or another component).

Next will be described embodiments of the present invention only as an example with reference to the accompanying drawings, on which:

Figure 1 is a view in cross section of the outer member in the first and in the showing embodiments of the cartridge;

Figure 2 is a view in cross section the details of the external element of figure 1, showing facing the inside of the cylindrical protrusion;

Figure 3 is a view in cross section the details of the external element of figure 1, showing the slit;

4 is a perspective view from above of the outer element of figure 1;

5 is a perspective view from above of the outer element of figure 1 in an inverted position;

6 is a top view of the outer element of figure 1;

Fig.7 is a view in section of the inner element in the first embodiment perform the cartridge;

Fig is a perspective view from above of the inner element 7;

Fig.9 is a perspective view from above of the inner element 7 in an inverted position;

Figure 10 is a top view of the inner element 7;

11 is a view in section of a first variant implementation of the cartridge in the assembled state;

Fig - view in section of the inner element of the second variant of execution of the cartridge;

Fig is a view in cross section details of the internal element at Fig showing the eye;

Fig is a perspective view from above of the inner element Fig;

Fig is a perspective view from above of the inner element Fig upside down;

Fig - shows another sectional drawing of the internal element at Fig;

Fig is a view in cross section of another part of the internal element at Fig showing the inlet for air;

Fig - view in cross-section in the showing variants of performance of the cartridge in the assembled state;

Fig is a view in cross section of the outer element of the third and fourth embodiments of the cartridge;

Fig is a view in cross section of part of the outer element Fig showing facing the inside of the cylindrical protrusion;

Fig is a top view of the outer element Fig;

Fig is a perspective view from above of the outer element Fig;

Fig is a perspective view from above of the outer element Fig upside down;

Fig - view in section of the inner element of the third variant of execution of the cartridge;

Fig is a top view of the inner element Fig;

Fig is a view in cross section details of the internal element at Fig showing the curved inside of the upper rim;

Fig is a perspective view from above of the inner element Fig;

Fig is a perspective view from above of the inner element Fig upside down;

Fig is a view in cross section of a third variant of execution of the cartridge in the assembled state;

Fig - view in section of the inner element of the fourth version of the complete cartridge;

Fig is a top view of the inner element Fig;

Fig is a perspective view from above of the inner element Fig;

Fig is a perspective view from above of the inner element Fig upside down;

Fig - view in section of a fourth variant of execution of the cartridge in the assembled state;

Phi is a - a graph of the dependence of concentration on the duration of the working cycle;

Fig.35b is a plot of the foam from the duration of the working cycle;

Figs is a plot of the temperature on the duration of the working cycle.

As shown in figure 11, the cartridge 1 contains the outer element 2, the inner element 3 and the laminated material 5. The outer element 2, the inner element 3 and the laminated material 5 are assembled to form the cartridge 1, which has an internal part 120 for one or more beverage ingredients, the inlet 121, the output 122 and path for the flow of the drink, which connects the inlet 121 and the outlet 122 and which passes through the inner portion 120. The inlet 121 and outlet 122 are initially sealed laminated material 5 and is opened when using by punching or cutting the laminated material 5. The path for the flow of beverage is determined by the spatial relationship between the outer element 2, inner member 3 and the laminated material 5, as will be discussed below. In the cartridge 1 may also include other components such as the filter 4, as will be described later.

The first version of the cartridge 1, which is described as the base case, shown in figure 1-11. The first version of the cartridge 1, in particular, is intended for use when issuing the filtered product is tov, such as roast and ground coffee or leaf tea. However, this variant of the cartridge 1 and the other options described below may be used with other products, such as chocolate, coffee, tea, sweeteners, stimulating drinks, condiments, alcoholic drinks, flavoured milk, fruit juices, squash, sauces and desserts.

As shown in figure 5, the cartridge 1 has a General circular or disc shape, and the diameter of the cartridge 1 is significantly larger than its height. The main axis X passes through the center of the outer element, as shown in figure 1. Usually the whole diameter of the outer element 2 is 74,5 mm ±6 mm and the total height is 16 mm ±3 mm is Usually the volume of the cartridge 1 after the Assembly is equal to 30.2 ml ±20%.

The outer element 2 in General contains a Cup-shaped casing 10 having a curved annular wall 13, a closed top 11 and an open lower part 12. The diameter of the outer element 2, the top 11 is smaller than the diameter of the lower part 12, which is associated with the expansion of the annular wall 13 of the bottom, at the transition from the closed top 11 to the open bottom 12. The annular wall 13 and a closed top 11 together form a receiver with the interior 34.

In the closed top 11 performed facing the inside of the hollow cylindrical protrusion 18, centered on the main axis X. As best shown in figure 2, the cylindrical projection 18 includes a stepped profile is within the first the second and third sections 19, 20 and 21. The first section 19 is the correct cylinder. The second section 20 has the shape of a truncated cone and beveled inward. The third section 21 is another correct cylinder and closes the bottom surface 31. The diameter of the first, second and third sections 19, 20 and 21 is gradually reduced, so that the diameter of the cylindrical protrusion 18 is reduced when moving from the top 11 to the closed bottom surface 31 of the cylindrical protrusion 18. Essentially horizontal shoulder 32 formed on the cylindrical protrusion 18 at the interface between the second and third sections 20 and 21.

On the outer element 2 in the direction of the lower part 12 is protruding outward shoulder 33. Protruding outward shoulder 33 may form a secondary wall 15, coaxial with the annular wall 13 so as to form a circular path, forming a manifold 16 between the secondary wall 15 and the annular wall 13. Collector 16 passes around the circumference of the outer element 2. In the annular wall 13 is the number of slits 17 is flush with the manifold 16, to provide the movement of gas and liquid between the collector 16 and the inner part 34 of the outer element 2. As shown in figure 3, the slits 17 are vertical slits in the annular wall 13. Used from 20 to 40 slots. In the shown embodiment, is used thirty-seven y is LEU 17, rownorzednych around the circumference of the manifold 16. Slit 17 preferably have a length of from 1.4 to 1.8 mm is Usually the length of each slit is 1.6 mm, accounting for 10% of the total height of the outer element 2. The width of each slit is from 0.25 to 0.35 mm is Usually the width of each gap is 0.3 mm Slit 17 is quite narrow in order to prevent the ingredients of the beverage in the reservoir 16 as during storage and use.

The inlet chamber 26 formed in the outer element 2 on the periphery of the outer element 2. As most clearly shown in figure 5, is provided by cylindrical wall 27, which forms itself in the inlet 26 and separates the inlet chamber 26 from the inner part 34 of the outer element 2. Cylindrical wall 27 has a closed top surface 28, which is located in the plane perpendicular to the main axis X, and an open lower end 29 located in the same plane with the bottom part 12 of the outer element 2. The inlet chamber 26 is communicated, as shown in figure 1, with the reservoir 16 through the two slits 30. On the other hand, for communication between the manifold 16 and the input chamber 26 can be used from one to four slits.

The lower end protruding outward of the shoulder 33 provided with protruding outward flange 34, which runs perpendicular to the main axis X. Typically, the flange 35 has a width of from 2 to 4 mm Portion of the flange 35 has withdrawn the Chen, forming a handle 24 which may be used to hold the outer element 2. The handle 24 is provided with a turned up edge 25 to improve grip.

The outer element 2 made in one piece from high-density polyethylene, polypropylene, polystyrene, polyester or laminated material of two or more of these materials. Suitable polypropylene can be chosen from polymers company DSM UK Limited (Reddish, UK). The outer element may be opaque, transparent or translucent. For its production can be used in injection molding.

The internal element 3, as shown in Fig.7-10, contains an annular frame 41 and the exhaust down the cylindrical funnel 40. The main axis X, as shown in Fig.7, passes through the centre of the inner element 3.

As shown best in Fig, the annular frame 41 includes an outer rim 51 and the inner sleeve 52, United ten reversename radial ridges 53. The inner sleeve 52 forms one whole with the cylindrical funnel 40 and away from it. In the annular frame 41 between the radial ridges 53 are made of the filter hole 55. The filter 4 is placed on the annular frame 41 so as to cover the filter hole 55. The filter is preferably made of a material having high strength in the wet state, for example from netcen the th fiber material made of polyester. Other materials that can be used include waterproof pulp material, such as cellulosic material containing-woven paper fibers. Non-woven paper fibers can be mixed with polypropylene fibers, polyvinyl chloride and/or polyethylene. The inclusion of these plastics in the cellulosic material makes cellulosic material termosvarivajutsja. The filter 4 can also be treated and covered with material that is activated by heat and/or pressure, so that it can stick to the annular frame 41 so.

As shown in section 7, when the inner sleeve 52 is in the lower position relative to the outer rim 51, the annular frame 41 has an inclined lower profile.

The upper surface of each jumper 53 provided with a vertical partition 54, which separates the cavity space above the annular frame 41 on many passages 57. Each passage 57 is limited at the sides by a partition wall 54 and the bottom of the filter 4. The passages 57 are from the outer rim 51 down to the cylindrical funnel 40, opening into the openings 56, bounded by the inner edges of the partitions 54.

Cylindrical funnel contains the inner tube 42 surrounding the inner vydatnou pipe 43. Outer tube 42 forms the outer part of the cylindrical funnel 40. Vydatnou pipe 43 is connected with uenoi pipe 42 at the upper end wydanego pipe 43 through the annular flange 47. Vydatnou pipe 43 includes at the upper end of the inlet 45 which communicates with the openings 56 of the passages 57 and exit 44 at the lower end, through which the prepared drink throw in a Cup or other receiver. Vydatnou pipe 43 contains a plot in the form of a truncated cone 48 at the upper end and the cylindrical section 58 at the lower end. The cylindrical section 58 may have a slight taper so that it tapers towards the outlet 44. Section 48 in the form of a truncated cone helps to convey the beverage passes from 57 down in the direction of exit 44, without imparting turbulence to drink. The upper surface 48 in the form of a truncated cone provided with four supporting crosspieces 49, reversename around the circumference of the cylindrical funnel 40. Reference jumper 49 form the channels 50 between them. The upper edge of the load-bearing lintels 49 are located on the same level with each other and perpendicular to the main axis X.

The internal element 3 can be made in one piece from polypropylene or similar material, as described above, and by injection molding in the same manner as the outer element 2.

On the other hand, the internal element 3 and/or the outer element 2 can be made of biodegradable polymer. Examples of suitable materials include biodegradable polyethylene (for example, SPITEK company Symphony Environmental, Borja is mwud, UK), the biodegradable polyetherimide (e.g., HAC 1095 company Symphony Environmental), lactic polyacid (PLA firm Cargil, PCs Minnesota, USA), polymers based on starch, cellulose derivatives and polypeptides.

Laminated material 5 is formed from two layers, the first layer of aluminum and a second layer of cast polypropylene. The thickness of the aluminum layer is from 0.02 to 0.07 mm Thickness molded polypropylene ranges from 0.025 to 0,065 mm In one embodiment, the thickness of the aluminum layer is 0.06 mm and a layer of polypropylene - 0,025 mm This laminated material is particularly suitable because it has a greater resistance to twisting during Assembly. In the laminated material 5 can be pre-cut into the desired size and shape and then transfer to the Assembly production line, though it is not subject to warping. Therefore, the laminated material 5 is particularly suitable for welding. You can use other layered materials, including laminated material PET/Al/PP, PE/EVON/PP, PET/metalized/PP and Aluminum/PP. Instead carved stamp blanks you can use the laminated material in rolls.

Instead of flexible laminated material cartridge 1 can be closed by a rigid or semi-rigid cover.

The cartridge Assembly 1 before the provides the following operations:

a) the internal element 3 is inserted into the outer element 2;

b) filter 4 cut into desired shape and place on the inner element 3 thus, in order to place it on top of the cylindrical funnel 40 and to impose on the annular frame 41;

(C) the internal element 3, the outer element 2 and the filter 4 are combined by ultrasonic welding;

d) the cartridge 1 is filled by one or more beverage ingredients;

e) laminated material 5 is attached to the outer element 2.

These operations will be described in more detail below.

The outer element 2 have open lower part 12 facing upwards. The internal element 3 is then put into the outer element 2 with an outer rim 51, freely planted in the axial protrusion 14 on the top 11 of the cartridge 1. A cylindrical protrusion 18 of the outer element 2 at the same time inserted into the upper part of the cylindrical funnel 40 of the inner element 3. The third section 21 of the cylindrical protrusion 18 is placed inside the cylindrical funnel 40 with a closed bottom surface 31 of the cylindrical protrusion 18, based on the reference jumper 49 inner element 3. Then on the inner element 3 put the filter 4 so that the filter material is in contact with the annular rim 51. After that use welding by ultrasound for connection of the filter 4 with the internal element 3 although the NGOs with the operation of the internal connection element 3 with the outer element 2. The internal element 3 and the filter 4 weld on the outer rim 51. The internal element 3 and the outer element 2 connected by means of welded seams around the outer rim 51 and, in addition, along the upper edges of the bridges 54.

As best shown in 11, the outer element 2 and the inner element 3 being interconnected to form a cavity 130 in the inner part 120 below the annular flange 41 and the outer part of the cylindrical funnel 40, forming a filter chamber. The filter chamber 130 and the passages 57 above annular frame 41 is divided by the filter paper 4.

The filter chamber 130 contains one or more beverage ingredients 200. One or more beverage ingredients Packed in the filter chamber 130. Drink filtered type ingredient is usually roasted ground coffee or leaf tea. The packing density of the beverage ingredients in the filter chamber 130 may vary as desired. Usually, to obtain filtered ready coffee filter chamber contains from 5.0 to 10.2 grams of roasted and ground coffee in the filter layer of normal thickness 5-14 mm Optional internal part 120 may contain one or more elements such as balls, which move freely in the inner part 120, promoting mixing by promoting turbulence and destroying the accumulation of drink ingredients at the time of issue of the drink.

Laminated material 5 then attach to the outer element 2 through the formation of a weld 126 on the periphery of the laminated material 5 for the connection of the laminated material 5 with the lower surface protruding outward flange 35. Weld 126 continues for a tight attachment of the laminated material 5 to the bottom edge of cylindrical wall 27 of the input chamber 26. Further, between the laminated material 5 and the lower edge of the outer tube 42 of the cylindrical funnel 40 form a welded seam 125. Laminated material 5 forms the lower wall of the filter chamber 130 and seals the entrance to the chamber 26 and the cylindrical funnel 40. However, before issuing between the laminated material 5 and the lower edge of wydanego pipe 43 there is a small gap 123. You can use different welding methods, such as welding heat and ultrasound, depending on the properties of the laminated material 5.

Preferably the inner element 3 continues between the outer element 2 and the laminated material 5. The internal element 3 is made of a relatively rigid material, such as polypropylene. As such, the internal element 3 forms the element carrying the load, which are used for holding the laminated material 5 and the outer element 2 are separated by compression of the cartridge . Preferably, when using the cartridge 1 was subjected to a compressive load from 130 to 280 N, the load is attached machine for preparing a beverage, in which the inserted cartridge. The compressive force helps to prevent the destruction of the cartridge under the action of internal pressure and also serves to press together the inner element 3 and the outer element 2. This ensures that the internal dimensions of the passages and holes in the cartridge 1 are fixed and cannot be changed during the discharge pressure in the cartridge 1.

To use the cartridge 1 is first inserted into the machine for preparing beverages, opening the inlet 121 and outlet 122-piercing elements of the machine for preparing beverages, which are punched and bent laminated material 5. Aqueous medium, typically water, enters the cartridge 1 under pressure through the inlet 121 in the entrance chamber 26 under the pressure of 0.1-2.0 bar. From here the water is directed to flow through slots 30 and around the reservoir 16 in the filter chamber 130 of the cartridge 1 through the number of gaps 17. Water is directed radially inward through the filter chamber 130 and mixed with ingredients 200 beverage contained therein. At the same time, water goes up through the ingredients of the drink. Drink, formed when water passes through the ingredients of the drink, goes black, the C filter 4 and the filter hole 55 in the passages 57, lying above the annular frame 41. Tight connection of the filter 4 with the ridges 53 and the welding of the rim 51 to the outer element 2 warrants workarounds and that the drink must pass through the filter 4.

Then the drink flows down along the radial passages 57 formed between the bridges 54, and through the openings 56 in the cylindrical funnel 40. Drink passes along the channels 50 between the support ridges 47 and down widocznoa the pipe 43 to the output 44 from which the drink is produced in the receiver Cup type.

Preferably a machine for making a beverage contains a device for purging, which delivers compressed air through the cartridge 1 at the end of the working cycle to drain the remaining beverage in the receiver.

On Fig-18 shows the second variant of the cartridge 1. The second variant of the cartridge 1 is designed specifically for issuing products such as espresso, such as roasted and ground coffee, when it is desirable to get a drink containing foam of tiny bubbles known as “cream” (ital. - “foam”). Many of the signs of the second variant of the cartridge 1 are the same as in the first embodiment, and to denote the same features used in the same position. In the further description of the differences between the first and second options. Common signs of acting in the same way, be considered under the window will not.

The outer element 2 has the same design as in the first embodiment of the cartridge 1 shown in Fig.1-6.

The annular frame 41 of the internal element 3 is the same as in the first embodiment. In addition, the filter 4 is located on the annular frame 41 so as to cover the filter hole 55. Outer tube 42 of the cylindrical funnel 40 is the same as before. However, there are some differences in the design of the inner element 2 according to the second variant in comparison with the first option. As shown in Fig, vydatnou pipe 43 provided with a partition wall 65, which is partly up widocznoa the pipe 43 from the outlet 44. The partition wall 65 helps to prevent splashing and/or splashing of the beverage as it comes out of wydanego pipe 43. Profile wydanego pipe 43 is also different and contains a stepped profile with a distinct curvature 66 near the upper end of the pipe 43.

Provides a rim 67 extending from the annular flange 47 and connecting the outer tube 42 with videcnik pipe 43. Rim 47 surrounds the inlet 45 in vydatnou pipe 43 and forms an annular channel 69 between the rim 67 and the upper part of the outer pipe 42. Rim 67 is supplied with the inward facing shoulder 68. In one place on the circumference of the rim 67 is made a hole 70 in the form of a slit running from the top edge of the rim 67 to place which is located at the minimum of the races is the being below the level of the shoulder 68, as best shown in Fig and 13. The slot width is 0.64 mm

In the annular flange 47 provided input 71 for air, combined on a circle with a hole 70, as shown in Fig and 17. Input 71 for air contains a hole passing through the flange 47 so as to provide communication between the space above the flange 47 and the cavity below the flange 47 between the outer pipe and videcnik pipe 43. Preferably and as shown, the inlet 71 for air contains upper portion 73 in the shape of a truncated cone and the lower cylindrical section 72. Entrance for air 71 usually form a molding tool, such as a hairpin. The tapered profile of the input 71 for air facilitates removing the forming tool from the molded component. The wall of the outer tube 42 near the entrance 71 for air given the shape of the trench 75 leading from the entrance for air 71 to the input 45 wydanego pipe 43. As shown in Fig, between the input 71 for air and chute 75 is formed a beveled shoulder 74 to ensure that a strong jet of the beverage coming out of the slit 70, will not hit immediately on the upper surface of the flange 47 in the vicinity of the inlet 71 for air.

The Assembly procedure of the second variant of the cartridge 1 is similar to the Assembly of the first option. However, there are some differences. As shown in Fig, the third section 21 of the cylindrical you blunt 18 placed inside the supporting rim 67, and not on the base jumpers. The shoulder 32 of the cylindrical protrusion 18 between the second portion 20 and the third section 21 rests on the upper edge of the support rim 67 of the inner element 3. Between the inner member 3 and outer element 2 is formed, thus, the area 124 of the passage that contains the mechanical seal between the cylindrical protrusion 18 and the supporting rim 67, nearly around the entire circumference of the cartridge 1. The seal between the cylindrical protrusion 18 and the supporting rim 67 is not impervious to the fluid, since the slit 70 in the bearing rim 67 passes through the supporting rim 67 and down to the place, located directly under the shoulder 68. As a result, the transition between the cylindrical protrusion 18 and the supporting rim 67 turns the slot 70 in the hole 128, as shown best in Fig, providing a flow of gas and liquid between the annular channel 69 and videcnik pipe 43. The hole usually has a width of 0.64 mm and a length of 0,69 mm

The second version of the cartridge when the issue of the drink is similar to the first option, but with some differences. Drink in the radial passages 57 trickles down the passages 57 formed between the ridges 54 and through the openings 56 in the annular channel 69 of the cylindrical funnel 40. From the annular channel 69 drink is directed through the hole 128 through the back pressure of the beverage, the FDS is rusagara in the filter chamber 130 and the passages 57. The beverage thus passed under pressure through the opening 128 in the form of a strong jet and enters the expansion chamber formed by the upper end of wydanego pipe 43. As shown in Fig, a strong jet of the beverage passes directly over the entrance 71 for air. When the drink goes in vydatnou pipe 43, the pressure in the jet of the beverage falls. The result is the capture of the air jet of the beverage in the form of many small bubbles of air at the suction of air through the inlet 71 for air. A strong jet of the beverage coming out of the hole 128 is sent down to the exit 44 from which the beverage is discharged into the receiver Cup style, where the bubbles form the desired cream. Thus, the hole 128 and the inlet 71 for air together form the ejector, which serves to capture air drink. The flow of beverage into the ejector need to maintain as smooth in order to reduce pressure losses. Preferably the walls of the ejector must be made concave in order to reduce losses due to edge effects associated with friction. The tolerances on the dimensions of the holes 128 are small. Preferably the opening set with a deviation of plus or minus 0.02 mm2. Inside or at the outlet of the ejector may be provided hairs, thin fibers or other surface irregularities with the aim of increase the effective cross-sectional area, which can enhance the degree of trapping air.

On Fig-29 shows a third variant of the cartridge 1 according to the invention. The third variant of the cartridge 1 is designed specifically for the issuance of soluble products which can be in the form of powder, liquid, syrup, gel or similar form. Soluble product is dissolved in an aqueous medium such as water, or form it suspended during the passage of the water environment in use through the cartridge 1. Examples of beverages include chocolate, coffee, milk, soup, or other dehydrated or water-soluble products. Many features of the third version of the cartridge 1 are the same as in previous versions, and to denote the same features used in the same position. In the further description will discuss the differences between the third and previous versions. Common signs of acting in the same way, be considered in detail will not.

As shown in Fig, compared with the outer element 2 according to the previous versions hollow facing the inside of the cylindrical protrusion 18 of the outer element 2 according to the third variant has a larger outer diameter. In particular, the diameter of the first section 19 is typically from 16 to 18 mm, compared with a 13.2 mm for outer element 2 on the previous versions. In addition, the first section 19 where the n convex outer surface 19a, or swelling, as best shown in Fig, the function of which will be described below. However, the third diameter sections 21 of the cartridges 1 is the same, so the area of the shoulder 32 in the third embodiment, the cartridge 1 is longer. Usually the volume of the cartridge 1 in the assembled condition is 32.5 ml ± 20%.

Also differs in the number and arrangement of the slits in the lower end of the annular wall 13. Use 3 to 5 slots. In an embodiment shown in Fig, around the circumference of the manifold 16 posted four slits 36. The slit 36 is slightly wider than in previous versions of the cartridge 1, having a width of 0.35 to 0.45 mm, preferably of 0.4 mm

In other respects, the outer elements 2 cartridges 1 are the same.

The design of the cylindrical funnel 40 of the inner element 3 is the same as in the first embodiment of the cartridge 1 with the outer pipe 42, videcnik elbow 45, o-ring flange 45 and the supporting ridges 49. The only difference is that vydatnou pipe 45 provided with a top section 92 in the form of a truncated cone and the lower cylindrical section 93.

Unlike previous versions, and as shown in Fig-28, the annular frame 41 is replaced by the item in the form of a skirt 80 which surrounds the cylindrical funnel 40 and is connected with it by eight radial arms 87, which are adjacent to tsilindricheskogo 40 on the annular flange 47 or next to it. A cylindrical protrusion 81 of the skirt 80 moves upward from the bracket 87 to limit the camera 90 with an open upper surface. As shown in Fig, the upper rim 91 of the cylindrical projection 81 has a curved inside the profile. The annular wall 82 of the skirt 80 moves downward from the bracket 87 to limit the annular channel 86 between the skirt 80 and the outer pipe 42.

The annular wall 82 includes at the lower end of the flue to the outside flange 83, located perpendicular to the main axis X. the Rim 84 moves downward from the lower surface of the flange 83 and contains five holes 85, rownorzednych around the circumference of the rim 84. Thus, the rim 84 fitted with a toothed lower profile.

Between brackets 87 are formed openings 89, providing communication between the chamber 90 and the annular channel 86.

The Assembly procedure of the third variant of the cartridge 1 is similar to the Assembly of the first version with some differences. The outer element 2 and the inner element 3 is tightly connected together, as shown in Fig, and held together with fit snap, not welding. When connecting two elements facing the inside of the cylindrical protrusion 18 is inside the upper cylindrical protrusion 81 of the skirt 80. The internal element 3 is held in the outer element 2 by frictional engagement of the convex outer wall 19a of the first section 19 of the cylindrical protrusion 18 with Agnitum inside the rim 91 of the upper cylindrical protrusion 81. When the inner element 3 located in the outer element 2, formed by the mixing chamber 134, located on the outside of the skirt 80. The mixing chamber 134 contains ingredients 200 drink before cooking. It should be noted that the four inputs 36 and five holes 85 are circumferentially offset relative to each other. Thus, the radial position of the two parts relative to each other is not required to determine or fix during Assembly, because the use of two inputs 36 and five holes 85 guarantees the absence of alignment between the inputs and holes, regardless of the relative rotation of the components.

In the mixing chamber 134 of the cartridge pack one or more beverage ingredients. The packing density of the beverage ingredients in the mixing chamber 134 can be varied as desired.

Then to the outer element 2 and the inner element 3 as described above for previous versions, attach the laminated material 5.

When using water enters the mixing chamber 134 through four slits 36 in the same way as in previous versions of the cartridge. Water is fed in the radial direction inside through the mixing chamber and mixed with the contained ingredients of the drink. The product is dissolved or mixed in water to form in the mixing chamber 34 drink, which then disperses through the holes 85 in the annular channel 86 under the action of the pressure of the beverage and water in the mixing chamber 134. Accommodation circumferentially offset four input slots 36 and five holes 85 ensures that a strong jet of water can not pass radially directly from the input slit holes 36 to 85 without circulation in the mixing chamber 134. Thus significantly increasing the degree and uniformity of dilution and mixing. The drink goes up in the annular channel 86 through holes 89 between the brackets 87 and into the chamber 90. Drink passes from the chamber 90 through the inputs 45 between the support ridges 49 vydatnou pipe 43 and in the direction of exit 44, from which the drink is produced in the receiver Cup style. Cartridge finds particular use with the beverage ingredients in the form of viscous liquids or gels. In one application in the cartridge 1 contains the ingredient in the form of liquid chocolate with a viscosity of from 1700 to 3900 MPa·s at ambient temperature and from 5,000 to 10,000 MPa·s at a temperature of 0°, and refractive dry substance of 67 Brix ±3. In another application in the cartridge 1 contains liquid coffee with a viscosity of from 70 to 2000 MPa·s at ambient temperature and from 80 to 5000 MPa·s at a temperature of 0°where the coffee has a total dry matter content of from 40 to 70%. Liquid coffee ingredient outstanging from 0.1 to 2.0 weight % of sodium bicarbonate, and preferably, from 0.5 to 1.0 weight %. Sodium bicarbonate is used to maintain the pH of coffee at the level of 4.8 or lower, providing the increase shelf life filled with coffee cartridges up to 12 months.

On Fig-34 shows a fourth variant of the cartridge 1 according to the invention. The fourth variant of the cartridge 1 is designed, in particular, for the distribution of liquid products, such as concentrated liquid milk. Many features of a fourth variant of the cartridge 1 are the same as in previous versions, and to denote the same features used in the same position. In the further description of the differences between the fourth and previous versions. Common signs of acting in the same way, be considered in detail will not.

The outer element 2 has the same construction as in the third embodiment, the cartridge 1 shown in Fig-23.

The cylindrical funnel 40 of the inner element 3 such as that shown in the second embodiment of the cartridge 1, but with some differences. As shown in Fig, vydatnou pipe 43 provided with a top section 106 in the form of a truncated cone and the lower cylindrical section 107. On the inner surface wydanego pipe 43 is made of three axial ribs 105, designed to guide issued by the drink in the direction of exit 44 and to prevent turbulence of widawa the constituent of the beverage in the nozzle. The resulting edges 105 are reflective walls. As in the second embodiment of the cartridge 1 input 71 for air made in the annular flange 47. However, a pipe 75 under the inlet 71 for air more elongated than in the second option.

Similarly, the third version of cartridge 1 described above, provided with the skirt part 80. In the rim 84 has from 5 to 12 holes. Usually instead of five holes provided for the third variant of the cartridge 1 are provided with ten holes.

Provided by the annular Cup 100, extending from the flange 83 of the skirt 80 and forming with it one whole. Annular Cup 100 includes a socket 101 with an open upper mouth 104, facing up. Four feeding holes 103 shown in Fig and 31 and are located in the element 101 on the lower end of the bowl 100, or near it, where it is connected to the skirt 80. Preferably the supply holes ravnodusnost around the circumference of the bowl 100.

Laminated material 5 refers to the type described above in previous versions of the runtime.

The Assembly procedure of the fourth version of cartridge 1 is the same as in the case of the third option.

Operation of the fourth version of the cartridge is similar to the operation of the third option. Water enters the cartridge 1 and the mixing chamber 134 as previously. Here the water is mixed with the liquid product and dilutes it, after which the product EmOC is assetsa under the Cup 100 and through the holes 85 in the direction of exit 44, as explained above. Portion of the liquid product, originally contained in the circular bowl 100, as shown in Fig not immediately subjected to dilution with water in the mixing chamber 134. Most likely diluted liquid product in the lower portion of the mixing chamber 134 will tend to exit through the holes 85 instead of go up and ring the Cup 100 through the upper mouth 104. In the liquid product in an annular Cup 100 will remain relatively concentrated in the initial stages of the business cycle compared with the product in the lower portion of the mixing chamber 134. A liquid product in an annular Cup 100 seeps through the feeding holes 103 under the influence of gravity in the product stream leaving the mixing chamber 134 through openings 85 and under the Cup 100. Ring bowl is used to equalize the concentration of the diluted liquid product flowing in the cylindrical funnel 40 by delaying part of the concentrated liquid product and a gradual issuance of its channel to the waste streams of liquid, as shown in figa, which shows the concentration of milk, measured in percent of dry matter during the working cycle duration of about 15 seconds. Line “a” shows the concentration profile of Cup 100, while line b shows the cartridge without the bowl 100. You can see that the pros the b concentration in the presence of the bowl 100 during the working cycle is more uniform, and not observed sharp drop in concentration at the beginning, as occurs in the absence of the bowl 100. The initial concentration of milk is usually 30-35% SS (dry matter), and at the end of the cycle it is 10% SS. This leads to a dilution ratio of approximately 3 to 1, although the invention are possible factors of dilution from 1 : 1 to 6 : 1. For other liquid beverage ingredients, the concentration may vary. For example, in the case of liquid chocolate, the initial concentration is about 67% SS, and at the end of the cycle 12-15% SS. The result is the dilution factor (ratio of aqueous medium to the ingredient of the drink in issued by the drink) on the order of 5 to 1, although the invention is possible dilution factors from 2 to 1 to 10 to 1. In the case of liquid coffee initial concentration is 40 to 67%, and the concentration at the end of the issue 1-2% SS. The result is a dilution ratio of 20 : 1 to 70 : 1, although the invention are possible factors of dilution from 10 to 1 to 100 to 1.

From the annular channel 86 drink is directed through the hole 128 through the back pressure of the drink going into the filter chamber 134 and the chamber 90. The beverage thus passed under pressure through the opening 128 in the form of a strong jet and enters the expansion chamber formed by the upper end of wydanego pipe 43. As shown the and Fig, a strong jet of the beverage passes directly over the entrance 71 for air. When the drink goes in vydatnou pipe 43, the pressure in the jet of the beverage falls. The result is the capture of the air jet of the beverage in the form of many small bubbles of air at the suction of air through the inlet 71 for air. A strong jet of the beverage coming out of the hole 128 is sent down to the exit 44 from which the beverage is discharged into the receiver Cup style, where the bubbles form a desired spumescence.

Preferably the inner element 3, the outer element 2, the laminated material 5 and the filter 4 can be easily sterilized, because these components can be separated and do not contain individually winding passages or narrow slits. The required passages are formed only after the connection of the components after sterilization. This is especially important in the case when ingredient of the drink is a product based on milk, such as liquid milk concentrate.

The fourth embodiment of the cartridge for a drink especially convenient for the issuance of the concentrated liquid dairy product, such as liquid milk. Previously powdered dairy products offered in the form of a bag (sachet) to add a pre-prepared drink. However, in the drink type cappuccino need to foam the milk. Earlier this DOS is igali by passing steam through the liquid dairy product. However, it requires steam, which increases the cost and complexity of the machine used for the issuance of a drink. The use of steam also increases the risk of injury during operation of the cartridge. Accordingly, the present invention provides for a beverage cartridge, which contains the concentrated liquid product based on milk. Found that the concentration of the dairy products it will produce more foam per a certain amount of milk compared with fresh or pasteurized milk. This reduces the size required for dairy cartridge. Fresh semi-skimmed milk contains about 1.6% fat and 10% solids. Concentrated liquid milk according to the invention contains from 0.1 to 12% fat and 25-40% of dry substance. In a typical example, the refill contains 4% fat and 30% dry matter. Refills concentrated milk suitable for foaming using prep machine low pressure, as will be described below. In particular, foaming milk is achieved under pressure below 2 bar, preferably about 1.5 bar using cartridge fourth scenarios described above.

Foaming the concentrated milk is especially important for drinks such as cappuccino and milk shakes. Preferably the pass they say the spacecraft through the hole 128 and above the entrance 71 for air with the additional use of the bowl 100 allows to achieve the level of foaming milk more than 40%, preferably, more than 70%. For liquid chocolate possible level of foaming over 70%. For liquid coffee possible level of foaming over 70%. The level of spanelement measured as the ratio of the volume of the resulting foam to the volume issued by the liquid ingredient of the drink. For example, in the case of the issuance 138,3 ml of the drink, which 58,3 ml foam, foaming measured as[58,3/(138,3-58,3)]×100=72,9%. Foaming milk (and other liquid ingredients) is improved through the use of the bowl 100, as shown in fig.35b. Foaming milk, issued in the presence of the bowl 100 (line a)is higher than that of milk issued without bowls (line b). This is due to the fact that the foaming of milk is directly related to the concentration of milk and, as shown in figa, the Cup 100 supports a higher concentration of milk during the greater part of the working cycle. It is also known that the foaming of milk is directly related to the temperature of the water environment, as shown in figs. Thus, the Cup 100 is an advantage, since most of the milk is left in the cartridge until almost the end of the working cycle, when the aquatic environment is the most hot. It also helps to improve spanelement.

The cartridge according to the fourth variant execution is also preferred for delivery of liquid coffee products, as described above.

Discovered that embodiments of the cartridge to prod the s according to the invention have the advantage that provide improved consistency properties issued by the drink in comparison with the known cartridges. Below table 1 shows the results of the exit of the drink for twenty samples for each of the cartridges a and b, containing roasted and ground coffee. The cartridge And the cartridge is for beverages according to the first variant implementation of the present invention. The cartridge is a cartridge known type described in WO 01/58786 (the applicant). The refractive index of the prepared drink is measured in Brix and convert interest in the content of soluble dry matter (%SS), using standard tables and formulas. In the examples below:

%SS=0,7774×(value in Briksh)+0,0569

Yield, %=(%SS x amount of drink (g))/(was coffee (g))

22,61
Table 1
Cartridge And
SampleThe amount of drink, gWeight coffee
g
BRICs%SS
(x)
Exit
%
1105,66,51,581,29to 20.88
2104,246,51,641,3321,36
3100,956,51,671,3621,05
4102,236,51,711,3921,80
5100,496,51,731,4021,67
6107,546,51,591,2921,39
7102,706,51,671,3621,41
897,776,5to 1.861,50
997,826,51,71,3820,75
1097,836,51,671,3620,40
1197,66,51,78the 1.4421,63
12106,646,51,611,3121,47
1399,266,51,541,2519,15
1497,296,51,591,2919,35
15101,546,5 1,511,2319,23
16104,236,51,611,3120,98
1797,56,51,731,4021,03
18100,836,51,681,3621,14
19101,676,51,671,3621,20
20101,326,51,681,3621,24
average20,99
Cartridge
SampleThe amount of drink, gWeight coffee, gBRICs%SS (x)Output %
1100,656,51,871,51123,39
295,856,5to 1.861,50322,16
398,46,51,81,45622,04
492,436,52,31,84526,23
5100,266,51,72KZT 1,39421,50
698,056,5 2,051,651of 24.90
799,496,51,961,58124,19
895,626,52,31,84527,14
994,286,52,171,74425,29
10to 96.136,51,72KZT 1,394vs. 20.62
1196,866,51,811,46421,82
1294,036,52,2to 1.76725,56
1396,28 6,51,781,44121,34
1495,856,51,951,57323,19
1595,366,51,881,51822,28
1692,736,51,891,526to 21.77
17886,51,591,29317,50
1893,56,52,081,67424,08
19100,886,51,751,41722,00
2084,776,52,371,89924,77
average23,09

Statistical analysis of these data by the T-test gave the following results:

Table 2
Analysis of the Student: the spread on presumably the same two samples
Output%
(cartridge A)
Output%
(cartridge)
Average20,9923,09
Scatter0,775,04
Observations2020
The total variance2,90
The estimated average difference0
Df38
t Stat-3,90
P(T < =t) one-sided score0,000188
t critical one-criterion1,686
P(T < =t) two-sided criterion0,000376
t critical two-sided criterion2,0244
The standard deviation0,8762,245

The analysis shows that the constant output in %, which corresponds to the strength of the drink, much better than the cartridges according to the invention (when the reliability of 95%)than in the known cartridges, with a standard deviation 0,88% compared with 2,24%. This means that drinks that issue by using a cartridge according to the invention are more repeatable and constant strength. It is preferred by consumers who regularly consume your drink and don't like random changes in the strength of the drink.

The materials described above, CT is of ridges may be provided with a protective coating to increase resistance to the effects of oxygen, and/or moisture, and/or the penetration of dirt. The protective coating may also improve protection against leakage of the ingredients of the beverage from the cartridge and/or to reduce the degree of selection of the extracted substances from the materials of the cartridge, which can have a negative impact on the ingredients of the drink. The protective coating may be a material selected from the group including polyethylene, polyamide, EVOH, polyvinylidenechloride or a metallic material. The protective coating can be applied in several ways, including vacuum deposition, vapor deposition, plasma coating, bimetal extrusion, marking in the form of two - and multi-stage molding, but without limiting it.

1. The cartridge (1) for a machine for preparing beverages that contain one or more ingredients (200) drink, and made of essentially airtight and waterproof materials which includes the one or more beverage ingredients are liquid chocolate ingredient, and specified the chocolate ingredient has a room temperature viscosity of from 70 to 3900 MPa·s, and the cartridge has an inlet for introduction into the cartridge of the water environment and outlet on the same side of the cartridge, and an entrance aperture for the production of the beverage obtained from the liquid chocolate ingredient, and at measures the one inlet for air and means for creating a pressure reduction of the jet of beverage, so when using cartridge air from the specified at least one hole is injected into the drink as many bubbles.

2. The cartridge according to claim 1, wherein said liquid chocolate ingredient has a room temperature viscosity of from 1700 to 3900 MPa·S.

3. The cartridge according to claim 1, containing entrance (121) to enter into the cartridge of the water environment and the output (122) for the issuance of the beverage obtained from the liquid chocolate ingredient.

4. The cartridge according to any claims 1 to 3, in which the liquid chocolate ingredient is a concentrate.

5. The cartridge according to claim 4, in which the liquid chocolate ingredient contains more than 40% of dry substance.

6. The cartridge according to claim 5, in which the liquid chocolate ingredient contains from 70 to 95% of dry substance.

7. The cartridge according to claim 6, in which the liquid chocolate ingredient contains about 90% of dry substance.

8. The cartridge according to claim 7, in which the liquid chocolate ingredient has the form of a gel.

9. The cartridge according to claim 1, in which the liquid chocolate ingredient contains solids cocoa.

10. The cartridge according to claim 9, in which the liquid chocolate ingredient contains from 50 to 80% solids cocoa.

11. The cartridge of claim 10, in which the liquid chocolate ingredient contains from 60 to 70% solids cocoa.

12. Way of issue of beverage from a cartridge (1)containing one or more liquid chocolate ingredients, during the working cycle, enabling the th operation bandwidth aqueous medium through the cartridge to form a beverage by dilution of the indicated one or more chocolate ingredients and issuance of the drink in the receiver, and one or more liquid chocolate ingredients is diluted in the ratio of from 2 : 1 to 10 : 1, the method further includes the operation bandwidth of the beverage through the means for receiving the foaming of the beverage in which the level of expansion is greater than 70%.

13. The cartridge (1) for use in a machine for preparing beverages, and the cartridge contains one or more ingredients (200) drink made from essentially airtight and waterproof materials, in which one or more beverage ingredients is a liquid ingredient based on dairy products, and the cartridge contains the ejector (71, 128) for introducing air into the drink.

14. The cartridge (1) according to item 13, in which the liquid ingredient-based dairy products contain milk.

15. The cartridge (1) according to item 13, in which the liquid ingredient on the basis of dairy products liquid milk ingredient.

16. The cartridge according to any one of p-15 containing the input (121) for supplying aqueous medium into the cartridge and the outlet (122) for the issuance of a beverage obtained from a liquid ingredient-based dairy products.

17. The cartridge according to any one of p-15, in which the liquid ingredient on the basis of dairy products liquid milk ingredient, while liquid milk ingredient concentrated.

18. The cartridge 17 in which the liquid milk is ingredient contains from 25 to 40% solids.

19. The cartridge p in which liquid milk ingredient containing 30% of dry substance.

20. The cartridge 17 in which the liquid dairy ingredient has a room temperature viscosity of from 70 to 3900 MPa.

21. The cartridge 17 in which the liquid milk ingredient contains from 0.1 to 12% fat.

22. Way of issue of beverage from a cartridge (1)containing one or more dairy ingredients, during the working cycle of operation of the transmission aqueous medium through the cartridge to form a beverage by dilution of the indicated one or more liquid ingredients, and issuance of a drink in a receiver in which one or more liquid dairy ingredients are diluted in the ratio 1 to 1 to 6 to 1, the method further includes the operation bandwidth of the beverage through the means for receiving the foaming of the beverage in which the level of expansion exceeds 40%.

23. The method according to item 22, in which one or more liquid dairy ingredients is diluted in the ratio of about 3 to 1.

24. The cartridge (1) for use in a machine for preparing beverages, and the cartridge contains one or more ingredients (200) drink made from essentially airtight and waterproof materials, in which one or more beverage ingredients is a liquid coffee ingredient, the cartridge includes an outer element (2), internal e is ement (3), contained completely within the outer element and connected in the Assembly with the outer member and the ejector (71, 128), used for entrainment of air into the drink.

25. The cartridge according to paragraph 24, containing the input (121) for filing in the cartridge of the water environment and the output (122) for the issuance of a beverage produced from a liquid coffee ingredient.

26. The cartridge A.25, in which liquid coffee ingredient is a concentrate.

27. The cartridge p. 25 or 26, in which the liquid coffee contains from 40 to 70% solids.

28. The cartridge according to item 27 in which the liquid coffee contains from 55 to 67% of dry substance.

29. The cartridge p in which liquid coffee ingredient contains sodium bicarbonate.

30. The cartridge according to clause 29, containing from 0.1 to 2.0 wt.% sodium bicarbonate.

31. The cartridge according to item 30, containing from 0.5 to 1.0 wt.% sodium bicarbonate.

32. The cartridge p in which liquid coffee ingredient has a room temperature viscosity of from 70 to 3900 MPa·S.

33. The cartridge p in which liquid coffee ingredient has a room temperature viscosity of from 70 to 2000 MPa·S.

34. Way of issue of beverage from a cartridge (1)containing one or more liquid coffee ingredients, during the working cycle of operation of the transmission aqueous medium through the cartridge to form a beverage by dilution of the indicated one or more liquid coffee ingredient is s, and issuance of the drink in the receiver in which one or more liquid coffee ingredients are diluted in the ratio of from 10 : 1 to 100 : 1, the method further includes the operation bandwidth of the drink through a means for obtaining foamed beverage, whose level of foaming exceeds 70%.

35. The method according to clause 34, in which one or more liquid coffee ingredients can be diluted in a ratio of from 20 : 1 to 70 : 1.

36. The cartridge (1) for use in a machine for preparing beverages, and the cartridge contains one or more ingredients (200) drink made from essentially airtight and waterproof materials, in which one or more beverage ingredients is any of the soups, fruit juices, flavored milk, carbonated beverages, sauces and dessert, the cartridge has an inlet opening for introducing an aqueous medium into the cartridge and an outlet for release of the beverage obtained from the ingredients of the drink, and the cartridge there is a circular Cup having a mouth facing away from the path of flow of the beverage from the input openings to the outlet, and a closed end of the Cup adjacent to the path of flow of the drink, the cartridge further comprises at least one inlet for air and a means of generating low pressure in the jet of the beverage, whereby when using the AI air from at least one inlet for air is included in the beverage in the form of many small bubbles.

37. The cartridge p containing the input (121) for filing in the cartridge of the water environment and the output (122) for the issuance of a beverage produced from the one or more beverage ingredients.

38. The cartridge p containing outer element (2) and the inner element (3)connected in the Assembly with the outer element.

39. The cartridge according to § 38, which uses fit snap to connect the outer element and inner element for the Assembly of the cartridge.

40. The cartridge according to § 38 or 39, which further comprises means for obtaining a strong jet of beverage, and the tool to obtain a strong jet of beverage contains a hole in the path for the flow of drink.

41. The drink obtained by the method according to item 12.



 

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EFFECT: increased simplicity of coffee preparation, reduced pressure necessary for espresso coffee preparation.

20 cl;, 7 dwg

FIELD: food-processing industry, in particular, capsule, which may be used for producing of espresso-coffee.

SUBSTANCE: portioned capsule has constructional member arranged between capsule bottom and substance and/or between capsule cover and substance and provided with plurality of openings and channels defined by embossment relief for water distribution or for collecting of prepared beverage.

EFFECT: increased efficiency by uniform washing with water and, as a result, improved extraction of substance.

14 cl, 7 dwg

FIELD: food-processing industry, in particular, capsule, which may be used for producing of espresso-coffee.

SUBSTANCE: portioned capsule has constructional member arranged between capsule bottom and substance and/or between capsule cover and substance and provided with plurality of openings and channels defined by embossment relief for water distribution or for collecting of prepared beverage.

EFFECT: increased efficiency by uniform washing with water and, as a result, improved extraction of substance.

14 cl, 7 dwg

FIELD: packing equipment, particularly containers disposable after usage thereof or adapted to store substance which is infused or solved in situ.

SUBSTANCE: container 1 comprises inlet orifice 4 to supply aqueous medium into container, compartment 8 with beverage ingredient and outlet orifice 5 for ready drink. Container has beverage channel. Container also comprises jet forming means 16 disposed inside the channel in front of outlet orifice or located inside it, as well as at least one air inlet orifice 18 and liquid jet pressure reduction means 17. Air supplied through at least one inlet orifice 18 aerates the beverage in the form of a great number of small bubbles. Container enables to prepare espresso coffee under low pressure, for instance under pressure of not more than 2·105 Pa.

EFFECT: increased simplicity of coffee preparation, reduced pressure necessary for espresso coffee preparation.

20 cl;, 7 dwg

FIELD: food industry.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to devices for preparing drinks. Proposed pack is closed flexible cartridge providing extraction under pressure and contains powder for preparing drink. Cartridge consists of first and second sheets of round, oval or polygonal form, between which space is left for powder and which are welded to each other along outer edge. First sheet is made of filter paper or nonwoven material. Second sheet is made of filter paper or nonwoven material or composite material. First sheet is made to pass water at atmospheric pressure or when is pierced by means of piercing device, and second sheet is made to pass water only if gauge pressure of 0.1 to 3 bar is built inside cartridge in process of extraction.

EFFECT: improved extraction, preparation of coffee with good foam.

5 cl, 5 dwg

FIELD: packages, particularly for beverage preparation.

SUBSTANCE: capsule 8 adapted to be extracted under pressure in extraction device contains component 12 for beverage preparation in closed system. Installed in the closed system are capsule opening means, which provide capsule opening at the time of its use and allowing beverage pouring out due to fluid pressure increase in chamber.

EFFECT: prevention of beverage contact with extraction device.

29 cl, 17 dwg

FIELD: mechanics.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to tight cartridges and can be used in devices intended for preparation of drinks. The cartridge contains one or more drink ingredients and is made of air- and watertight materials. The cartridge contains or can form, at least, one inlet to feed water inside it and, at least, one outlet. Water flows through the cartridge radially inside from, at least, one inlet towards, at least, one outlet.

EFFECT: higher extraction of drink ingredients.

23 cl, 37 dwg, 3 tbl

FIELD: food products, mechanics.

SUBSTANCE: cartridge contains one or more beverage ingredients and is substantially made of air- and waterproof materials. The cartridge comprises a storing chamber for one or more beverage ingredients and a collecting chamber. The collecting chamber actually encircles the chamber peripherals. The cartridge is fitted with a hole through which one or more ingredients can be placed into the storing chamber. The hole is closed with a cover having two sectors: one of them covers collecting chamber and the other - storing chamber. The first cover sector is pierced when using so that to let in the water flow into the collecting chamber. The cover is pierced so that to let out beverage flow produced by interaction of water and one or more beverage ingredients in the storing chamber.

EFFECT: punches are not clogged up when using the cartridge.

28 cl, 46 dwg

FIELD: mechanics, foodstuffs.

SUBSTANCE: proposed cartridge contains one or several drink ingredients and is made of air- and water-tight materials. The said cartridge comprises a water inlet and a prepared drink outlet. The aforesaid cartridge includes an outer and inner elements, the latter being fitted in the former and an appliance to produce strongly-gasified drink jet. The aforesaid appliance has a hole made on drink way from inlet to outlet constricted by the inner and outer element opposed surfaces.

EFFECT: reliable structure sustaining increased inner pressure.

23 cl, 37 dwg

FIELD: transportation, packing.

SUBSTANCE: cartridge intended for beverage preparation in a car. The cartridge comprises one or more beverage ingredients and is made of air- and water-tight materials. One or more of the beverage ingredients is a liquid chocolate ingredient, the said chocolate ingredient has a viscosity of 70 to 3900 mPa·s at the room temperature. The cartridge has an inlet opening for the introduction of water medium into the cartridge, and an outlet opening at the same side of the cartridge that the inlet opening, for the discharge of the beverage made of the liquid chocolate ingredient. The cartridge has at least one inlet opening for air and means for beverage stream pressure reduction so, in the process of use, air in the form of many bubbles is introduced into the beverage from at least one of the said openings. The ingredients may be soup, juice, or may be based on dairy or coffee products.

EFFECT: development of container, which is safe to operate while resulting product has good taste.

41 cl, 37 dwg, 2 tbl

FIELD: drinks preparation apparatuses.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to drinks preparation apparatuses, particularly to cartridges incorporated with appropriate machine, from example, those to prepare coffee, tea, cappuccino etc. Proposed cartridge contains one or more drink liquid ingredients and is made from air- and watertight materials. It comprises liquid inlet, compartment to accommodate liquid ingredients and outlet to force prepared drink out. Aforesaid compartment includes the device decelerating dilution of at least a portion of the said ingredients on feeding water into the said compartment. In operation water way passes from inlet to outlet, while aforesaid dilution decelerating device comprises a gate constricting ingredient flow into water flow.

EFFECT: easy and reliable operation, chances to produce wide range of drinks.

77 cl, 49 dwg

FIELD: process engineering.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to metered dispensing of substance from container filled with single portion of aforesaid substance. Proposed system comprises container containing single portion of substance and comprising deformable body. Dispenser comprises container receiver and allows opening the container. Aforesaid receiver comprises variable-volume chamber to receive container. Container housing features bottom, wall running from aforesaid bottom and flat peripheral edge arranged around the hole. Aforesaid edge is made integral with wall and extends outward, while hole is covered by a layer tightly jointed to said peripheral edge with the help of sealing peripheral seam. Aforesaid receiver comprises thrust surface interacting with rear side of aforesaid peripheral edge rear side, and cover that serves to support aforesaid layer. Dispenser includes also body flattening means arranged in compression chamber for contact with container bottom. Container is furnished with substance identifier. On flattening the container, aforesaid layer bulges to get into recess for container to be opened.

EFFECT: no need in special cutting tools.

55 cl, 73 dwg

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