System to prepare drinks from ingredients placed in coded insert

FIELD: personal use articles.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to the field of domestic equipment. A device to prepare a drink from a food product contained in a capsule (24), by injection of a fluid supplied by a pump (70) into the capsule (24), comprises a head (20) of extraction, having a hole (22) to insert a holder (30) of the capsule and to supply the capsule (24) into a receiving chamber (25) of the capsule holder, a mechanism (21) to close the above capsule (24) in the receiving chamber of the capsule holder. Further it comprises one injecting element to supply a fluid from a pump (70), inside the capsule (24), a unit (80) to control at least a pump (70), and also decoding facilities joined with the unit (80) of control and designed to read data from the holder (30) of the capsule or insert.

EFFECT: invention makes it possible to increase reliability of data transfer and to increase quality of a prepared drink.

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The level of technology

The present invention relates to a system for preparing a beverage from a food ingredient fed to the device for preparing drinks with insert. The first example are the ingredients contained in the capsule; the capsule is inserted in the device for preparing drinks and supported by the holder capsules, which can be removed from the device for preparing drinks. In particular, the invention relates to a system for preparing a beverage from the capsule with the encoding insert, for example the holder of the capsule and the device containing the decoding means to interact with coded tool insert. The invention also relates to a device containing a decoding means adapted to receive coded inserts. The invention also relates to coded insert adapted for insertion into the device. In addition, the invention provides a holder capsules containing a reflector to reflect the water supplied to the holder capsules for cleaning or washing device.

Device for preparing a beverage by injecting fluid under pressure into the capsule are well known, particularly in the production of coffee and coffee drinks. In addition, extraction or dissolution for the formation of a drink can on Vergata other substances, for example, chocolate or dairy products. The advantages of this system are, in particular, preservation and freshness of ingredients, and the ability to streamline operations beverage.

Method of cooking soft drink using such a device, in principle, consists in the following. Sealed capsule is usually first inserted into acceptance camera holder capsules device for preparation of a drink. The tool then injection of water, such as a needle, connected to a supply line of the fluid device and protruding inside the receiving chamber of the holder capsule passes through the surface or the inlet opening of the capsule for spraying hot or cold (room temperature or cooled) liquid and to ensure the interaction of the liquid with the ingredients in the capsule. Liquid beverage obtained as a result of this interaction, is then produced through the other surface of the capsule. For example, the lower side of the capsule is opened under the action of internal pressure in the capsule that is created by the injection of a fluid and allowing the beverage to exit the capsule.

It should be understood that the interaction between the liquid and the ingredients in the capsule can be, for example, by dissolving, extraction, cooking or any other interaction for the beverage through the Ingram is Dianov, placed in the capsule.

Devices that are adapted to the above described method for preparing a beverage, can be provided with a holder capsules for feeding capsules in the device. For example, EP 1731063 A1 describes holder capsules, intended for connection with the system of preparation of beverages containing injection element, which continues inside the casing holder capsule that contains the capsule is supplied to the system for making beverages. Thus, the capsule should not be manually fed into the receiving chamber of the holder capsules device that is more convenient for the user device. In addition, the holders of capsules with different characteristics can be attached to the device, for example, to accommodate a number of different types of capsules with different ingredients, such as tea, ground coffee, milk, or something similar. In addition, the device can be supplied capsules of different sizes.

European patent application under consideration, EP 07103610.7 and EP 07103613.1 describe the solution in terms of the removable holder capsules, in which the system of the injection water is no longer part of the holder capsules, and is part of the machine for preparing beverages, in which the holder capsules.

It is known that the quality of the drink, prepared with the help of such devices, znachitelnoi influence of injection conditions, for example, the flow pressure and/or temperature of the liquid injected into the capsule. Depending on the substance contained in the capsule and interacting with the liquid supplied by the device, different conditions of injection can give the best results in terms of quality and taste of the drink. In particular, the automatic adaptation of proper conditions of injection in relation to the type of capsules that are fed into the device would be desirable for reasons of convenience and simplicity.

EP 1440638 describes a device for preparing drinks, which contains a means for reading a barcode capsules supplied to the device. Thus, the injection parameters can be changed by the device to ensure the best settings for the type of capsules that are fed into the device. However, the use of a bar code has the disadvantage consisting in that the bar code may be damaged or closed product residues or something similar and, thus, it cannot be properly considered.

In the device that uses the holder capsules for feeding capsules in a device of particular interest is the possibility of reliable transmission of information between the holder capsules and device for transmission to the device information regarding capsules or holder capsules. Respectively, may be the Holocene the best results in the preparation of the drink.

A disadvantage of the known devices is that even when the holder capsules are not placed on a support in the supply line of the liquid in the device, the device can still function, because there is no way to determine if the holder capsules in the correct position or not. Thus, a particularly desirable to find a method of transmitting information regarding the correct positioning of the holder of the capsule in the device for preparing drinks.

In addition, in a conventional device having a holder capsules, intended for connection to the device, the problem arises of finding the correct detent holder capsules. Thus, the user may have intended to use the mechanism of a closing device for closing the holder of the capsule and thereby capsules in the receiving chamber of the holder capsules, but is unable to do this when the holder capsules is not fully inserted into the device. Therefore, there is particular interest in the mechanism that will allow the user to easily determine whether the holder capsules in the correct position or not.

In addition, the inner part of the reception chamber of the holder capsules, and in particular injection element known devices, likely exposed to residue dissolved or TV is Gogo the peelable substance in the capsule. Thus, cleaning of the injection element must be performed regularly to prevent clogging of the injection element and, accordingly, to ensure the proper functioning of the injection element. In addition, the cleaning of chamber holder capsules and capsules provided in the holder capsules, is very important to ensure proper hygienic conditions inside the unit. Thus, there is interest in obtaining the design of the holder capsule connected to the device and to facilitate maintenance and cleaning of chamber holder capsules and injection element, and the holder capsules.

In addition, the device for preparing drinks can be used for other purposes not related to cooking ingredients contained in the capsule placed in the holder capsules. For example, a device for preparing drinks should be capable of delivering hot or cold water in a safe environment, for example, under reduced pressure of the water in a controlled direction, for example, for filling the container for preparing beverages, such as tea from tea bags. Thus, the water supply in the absence of the holder capsules should be controlled so that it does not appeared to depict alaysia danger of a jet of hot liquid, which can burn the user.

The present invention is directed to solving the above problems. The invention is also directed to other tasks and, in particular, on the solution of other problems, as will be shown in the remaining part of the description.

According to the first aspect of the invention proposes a device for preparing a beverage from an ingredient contained in a capsule by injection of a liquid into the capsule; the above fluid is pumped device while the above device comprises a cylinder, extraction, having a hole for insertion of the holder capsules serving capsule in the receiving chamber of the holder capsules device, a closing mechanism for selectively closing the above capsules in the receiving chamber of the holder capsules, at least one injection element, which acts in the receiving chamber of the holder capsule head extraction for the fluid received from the pump, inside the capsule, a control unit that controls, at least the pump device, and decoding means connected to the control unit and for reading information from the holder of the capsule.

Using the device of the present invention can provide communication between the fluid injected by the device, in particular a pump device, and ingredien the AMI, contained in the capsule supplied to the device by the holder capsules. The internal pressure in a sealed capsule, which gradually increases due to the fluid in the capsule, causing the opening of the lower side of the capsule that ensures the production of brewed beverage. Thus, injection of the fluid supplied by the device is on the top side of the capsule is pierced injection element of the device. As already mentioned, the production of brewed beverage is on the lower side of the capsule, thereby providing a direct fluid flow. Accordingly, capacity, such as a Cup, can be installed under the capsule for receiving brewed beverage.

WO 03059778 relates to a capsule, which is preferably used for the preparation of the drink with the help of this device. The capsule contains one or more ingredients. After injecting the liquid into the capsule escaping from the capsule may be delayed to ensure sufficient time for interaction between the liquid and the ingredients contained in the capsule. For leakage of prepared beverage from the capsule may be provided by means of opening, such as ledges, resting in the final membrane, which opens the lower wall of the capsule. These funds opening provided in the action is established with the increase of pressure inside the capsule when the injection fluid. Among other advantages, the capsule has the advantage consisting in the fact that the drinks can be prepared without "cross-contamination", i.e. first prepared the drink does not pass one or more undesirable characteristics, such as taste, color and/or odor, the second drink, dosed after the first drink. The present invention also can be applied to any other cartridge, pods or sachet sachet for preparing food or drink containing be cooking ingredient (ingredients), which are dissolved or diluted in a device for preparing beverages using methods that are not relevant to the method described in WO 03059778.

In the context of the invention, the term "capsule" is used in this cartridge, pod or sachet, sachets, which uses other these methods of cooking.

According to the aspect of the invention, the closing mechanism of the device is open or closed state. Holder capsules can be inserted or extracted from the hole provided in the head of the extraction device, only when the closing mechanism is in the open state. Because the closing mechanism is connected with the injection element, it causes a relative displacement of the injection element and capsules, submitted by the holder capsules in the receiving chamber of the holder capsules the disorder. Accordingly, by using the mechanism of closing the capsule is supplied to the receiving chamber of the holder capsule device can now be connected, for example by perforation, with injection element.

The node control device can be used for controlling at least the pump and heater device to regulate the operating parameters during preparation of the drink.

Because the device is equipped with a decoding means, it is possible to transmit information such as a code or signal, for example, from the holder of the capsule is inserted into the hole of the head of the extraction device. Thus, the decoding means of the device may, for example, to read the code or to detect the signal from the holder capsules to determine the presence of the holder of the capsule in the hole head extraction. In a preferred embodiment, the decoding means located in the bore in which is inserted the holder of the capsule, thereby providing robust information transfer from the holder capsules for decoding means. Of course, the decoding means may also be located elsewhere in the head of the extraction device.

Because decoding means connected to the management node device, there are opportunities in order to regulate the operation of the control unit with the information read decoding means. Accordingly, it is possible to operate the pump, for example, depending on the information read by the decoding means. In addition, it is possible to adjust the operating parameters of the pump and heater, for example, to influence the preparation of the drink in terms of the temperature and pressure of the fluid supplied to the capsule. Of course, the control unit may adjust other parameters based on the information, also read decoding means.

This has the advantage that the device can set the operating parameters of the beverage in response to detecting the specific holder capsules. Thus, not identified itself capsule, and the identification may be performed using appropriately adapted holder capsules, so that, for example, the holder capsules for coffee capsules can be distinguished, for example, from the holder capsules for tea. Accordingly, the extraction time, pressure, solvent extraction and/or temperature extraction, etc. can be installed depending on identifiable holder capsules.

In addition, the operation of the device or, in particular, the pump device may be terminated when encoding tools do not identify or detect the presence of the der is the motor of the capsule in the hole head extraction. In operation, the detection of the presence of the holder of the capsule is performed via the creation and detection of a sufficient magnetic field between the holder capsules and head extraction. Thus, protection against unintentional use of the device, when there is no holder of the capsule is inserted into the hole of the head extraction.

It should be understood that the exchange of information and/or presence detection holder capsule using a decoding means of the device may be a non-contact interaction, for example, using a magnetic field or an optical system, such as light-emitting/light-absorbing device or a laser emitting/transmitting device. Accordingly, the holder capsules can be easily inserted or removed from the head hole extraction. In addition, provides a convenient and secure way interaction between the holder capsules and decoding means. The interaction between the holder of the capsule and the device provides the advantage consisting in that the device is less exposed to product residues or other substances, as if the interaction were performed between the capsule and the device. Preferably the holder capsules and decoding means of optical devices communicate or magni is the principal method. Of course, the holder capsules and decoding means can also interact in a different way, for example by using mechanical means of detection, for example, through the use of special geometric shapes provided on the holder capsules.

In a preferred embodiment, the decoding means include a reed switch that is designed to detect magnetic fields. Thus, a decoding tool can easily determine the presence of the holder of the capsule, when the above-mentioned holder capsules made of magnetic material or has attached thereto a magnet.

It should be understood that the transmitted code, which provides the holder capsules for decoding means of the device may be non-programmable or programmable code. Thus, the information transmitted, respectively, the transmitted code is not limited to one type. Accordingly, there are various interactions between the decoding means and the holder capsules. Thus, the decoding means can be used to read many information with holder capsules.

In a preferred embodiment of the head opening extraction of ferromagnetic material is provided to adjust the holder capsules inserted into the hole; holding the spruce capsules supplied at least one magnet or made of magnetic material. This run is of particular advantage because the holder of the capsule is moved and installed in the correct position in the hole due to the attraction of magnets and ferromagnetic material. Thanks to the emerging forces of magnetic attraction holder capsules is recorded magnetically in the correct position. This provides the feedback signal to the user device, which informs the user that the holder of the capsule has reached the correct position in the hole. Therefore, it is ensured that the user cannot operate the closing mechanism for closing the capsule, when the holder capsules is not fully inserted into the hole of the head extraction. Accordingly, manipulation of the device becomes more comfortable and simple and the user does not need special knowledge to manage the device.

The above-described embodiment of the device provides the pump and/or heater thanks to the information read by the decoding means of the device, and therefore, the flow of the liquid in the cylinder, extraction and, thus, to the injection element when the correct code and/or the presence of the holder of the capsule is not found.

According to another aspect of the invention relates to a system for preparing a beverage from a food product, contained in a disposable capsule by injection of a liquid into the capsule, the system includes the device and the holder capsules containing a receiving means for the capsule; the above fluid is delivered by a pump device, and the above device comprises a cylinder, extraction, having a hole for inserting the capsule in the receiving chamber of the holder capsules, a closing mechanism for selectively closing the above capsules in the receiving chamber of the holder capsules, at least one injection element, which is designed to supply liquid received from the pump, inside the capsule, a control unit for controlling at least the pump device and a decoding means connected with the control unit and for reading information from the holder of the capsule, while the control unit provides a supply of liquid in the receiving chamber of the holder of the capsule when the device holder capsules; the system further comprises a box containing a guiding tool for contact with a receiving cell holder capsules and encoding means for interacting with a decoding means provided on the device.

On the first possible mode box is the holder of capsules or holder ingredient for placing bulk ingredients such as loose ground coffee. In fact, the system of the invention can also be used for placing coded inserts, which is a simple container adapted to receive bulk ingredients instead of the holder for receiving the capsule. In this case, the container may contain a specific code that informs the device for preparing drinks about the specifics of the insert and/or contained within bulk ingredients, so that the device can automatically adjust the parameters (pressure, temperature, flow rate, volume of water, etc) for optimal cooking bulk ingredients. It should be noted that the insert preferably has a surface mating with the hole provided in the device and designed to receive the insert. In addition, when the insert is connected to the device, it is preferably accessible from the outside of the device, for example by a handle or something similar, which improves the controllability of the insert.

However, in a possible mode, the control unit can provide a supply of water in the receiving chamber of the holder of the capsule when the device holder capsules, but for installation in a device specially designed insert another.

For example, the insert can be element adapted to modify the fluid of the injection element. For example, the R, the insert may contain means for reducing the pressure of supplied fluid, and/or modification of the direction of the jets (jets) of the supplied fluid. These tools reduce pressure or tool modifications directions supplied jets (jets) can be specially designed intermediate means of water injection, which is connected with the element injection. For example, the insert may be a "per capita" is a device that separates individual water jet from the injection unit into multiple jets with a reduced pressure.

According to another aspect of the invention relates to a holder capsules, intended for insertion in the device for preparing a beverage from ingredients contained in a capsule by injection of water into the capsule; the device comprises means for placing capsules, a handle for manipulating the holder capsules and encoding means for interacting with a decoding means provided in the device, which must be inserted holder capsules.

With this device the user can easily place the capsule in the means for receiving the capsule in the device for preparing drinks. Pen holder capsules provides easier manipulation of the holder capsules. Because the holder to maintain the s equipped with a coding device, holder capsules may interact and thereby to provide information to the device, to which must be attached to the holder capsules. Thus, the encoding means can interact with the device optical, magnetic, wirelessly or through mechanical contact. Encoding means may also have the geometric shape of the holder capsules and are designed to interact with the decoding means of the device.

In a preferred embodiment of the holder of the capsule is equipped with at least one magnet attached at least to one side of the holder capsules. This ensures that the magnetic attraction between the holder capsules and metal or magnetic part, for example a metal sheet provided inside the receiving chamber of the holder capsule device. More preferably the holder capsules contains two symmetrical magnet, i.e. on both sides of the front side of the holder capsules, to ensure correct positioning of the holder of the capsule in the hole of the device. Accordingly, simplifies the insertion of such holder capsule into the hole of the device for preparing drinks, because the holder of the capsule is moved into the hole.

Holder capsules may also contain means for about the Eugenia and decoding information, transmitted by an object, such as a capsule, placed in the holder capsules. Thus, the holder capsules can act as an intermediary device or to secure the border between the capsule and device for preparing drinks. Therefore, the information encoded by the holder capsules can be a information that actually is initiated, for example, by mechanical means from the capsule, and in this case, the holder capsules just sends the information originally encoded (e.g., mechanically) on the capsule. To this end, the holder capsules can be provided by springs, needles, pins or something similar order to decode the information sent by the existing capsule. Thus, the holder of the capsules may pass information relating to, for example, the size or volume actually inserted capsules, using a prescribed coding means. Holder capsules may also transmit information to the device about the ingredients contained in the capsule.

In a preferred embodiment of the holder of the capsule is further provided with a reflector which is provided on the inner side of the means for placing capsules. Thus, when the holder capsules inserted into the hole of the device, a jet of water supplied by a device or, in the CA is in the surrounding area, the pump device can be used for washing the inner surface of the means for placing capsules. Preferably the reflector is designed to reflect a jet of liquid in the form of spray jets or "fans", which has a striking impact on its surface. Accordingly, the inner part of the holder of the capsule and the bottom surface of the injection element located above the means for placing the capsule holder capsules, when the above-mentioned holder capsules inserted into the hole of the device, can be effectively cleaned.

It is a special advantage as it facilitates the cleaning process of the reception chamber of the holder capsules in the head opening of the extraction. Thus, the user does not have to clean the inner part of the receiving chamber of the holder of the capsule and, in particular, the bottom surface of the injection element located above the receiving chamber of the holder capsules, sticking in there cleaning cloth. Thus, the risk of user contact with the injection element and, in particular, with the injection needle element is reduced to a minimum. Thereby improving the quality of the device, especially in relation to the process of cleaning the device.

According to another preferred variant implementation holder capsules can also be equipped with two editions of the separation drink, prepared by the fluid from the device in the capsule. Accordingly, the user can place two containers under the above holder capsules to prepare two of the same type of drink. It is also possible to provide a holder having two issues, but has no means for taking the capsule. Accordingly, such holder may be inserted into the hole of the device for changing the direction of liquid supplied to the injection element in two cups installed under the holder. This holder can also be provided with a means for placing the sieve or filter to hold an object, such as tea leaves, in the above-mentioned holder and use the liquid supplied to the injection element for preparing a beverage, such as tea.

Brief description of drawings

Additional features, advantages and objectives of the present invention will become clear from specialists after studying the following detailed description of embodiments of the present invention with reference to the figures of the attached drawings.

Figure 1 shows the side view of a device for preparing drinks according to the present invention.

Figure 2 shows the side view of the head of the extraction machine having a hole for insertion of the holder capsules.

3 p which shows a side view in section of the holder capsules, connected to a device for preparing drinks, when the closing mechanism of the device is in the closed position and the needle element pierces the capsule.

Figure 4 shows a side view in section of a preferred embodiment of the holder capsules with a reflector to reflect a jet of liquid.

Figure 5 shows a front view of another embodiment of a holder capsules with two releases for changing the direction of the jet of liquid supplied to the device.

6 shows the side view of the head of the extraction machine having a hole for inserting the insert, forming water "shower".

7 shows a top view of the insert of 6.

Fig shows the side view of the head of the extraction machine having a hole for inserting the insert according to another variant of execution.

Fig.9 shows a top view of the insert of Fig.

The implementation of the invention

Figure 1 shows the side view of the device 50 for preparing beverages according to the present invention. The device 50 includes a casing 50a, at least, the heater 60, the pump 70 and the tool 80 management. In addition, the device includes a tank 40 connected to the device, the head 20 of the extraction and base 50f, which is mainly supplied with feet for mounting the device in a stable position. The device additionally contains the inhabitants stand 50d for capacity, for example, a Cup having a top surface 50e, provided with a grate 50g, which sets the container.

Capacity 40 serves to supply liquid such as water in the heater 60 and the pump 70 and, thus, the head 20 of the extraction and injection element 10 (not shown in Fig.1) of the device 50. Preferably, the container 40 is connected to the device using a detachable connections and has an inlet 40b for the fluid. The tank is preferably provided with a handle 40a to facilitate manipulation of the container 40. Thus, the user can easily manipulate the container 40. Release 40c, which is preferably located in the bottom of the tank 40, provides the connection between the tank 40 and the device 50.

The head 20 of the extraction device contains a mechanism 21 for closing the capsule 24 is supplied to the device 50 in the holder capsules 50, and the lever 27 control for cold or hot water to the head 20 of the extraction and, thus, to the capsule 24. The lever 27 of the control is connected at least with the tool 80, the control device 50. Thus, the lever 27 of the control can be switched from the neutral position to the first position when selecting hot water or in the second position when selecting cold water by moving the lever 27 control left or right when viewed in the direction of the device 50 from the front side is the rear side. Accordingly, the user can choose the kind of water, cold or hot, served in a capsule 24 in the device to make a cold or hot drink. To ensure movement of the lever 27 of the control casing 50a device 50 is in the head 20 of the extraction device, the groove 27a.

As you can see in figure 1, the holder 30 capsules can be inserted into the hole 22 of the head 20 of the extraction for feeding capsules 24 placed in the tool 33 for accommodating the capsule 24, the cooking chamber 25 (not shown in Fig.1) of the head 20 of the extraction. Holding means 33 of the holder 30 capsules can be, for example, a Cup with a bottom, an inner shape which mates with the shape of the capsule 24, and the bottom contains a Central issue for the production of the beverage from the bottom of the capsule. The handle 32 is connected to the holder 30 capsules for easy manipulation of the holder 30 capsules. Holder capsule contains lateral guiding means for guiding the insertion of the holder of the capsule in the device's camera. The bottom edge 61 and the top edge 62 can be made on each side of the holder capsules and can be slightly tilted relative to each other in the front direction of the holder capsules, so as to form a "wedge-shaped" guide form, as described in European patent application No. 07103613.1. In addition, the holder 0 capsule includes a front cover 31, which closes the opening 22 when the holder capsules inserted into the above hole 22.

The device also contains the main switch 50b and more control indicators 50c, which can inform the user about the operational status of the device 50.

Figure 2 shows the side view of the head 20 of the extraction device 50. As can be seen from the figures, the mechanism 21 of the closure is in the open state. Preferably the closing mechanism can be operated by a lever protruding from the casing 50a device 50. More preferably the lever protrudes from the head 20 of the extraction device 50.

Because the mechanism 21 closing connected with the injection element 10 of the device, relative movement between the injection element 10 and the rear wall 15 of the receiving chamber 25 of the holder of the capsule is ensured by the functioning of the mechanism 21 closing. Thus, when the engine 21 of the closure is in the open state, the injection element 10 is in the raised position. Accordingly, the holder 30 capsules can be inserted into the hole 22 of the head 20 of the extraction, and the capsule 24 is placed in the holder 30 capsules, can be effectively served in the receiving chamber 25 of the holder capsules device.

To close the capsule 24 in the receiving chamber 25 of the holder capsules you can control the fur is the mechanism 21 closing and thereby transfer mechanism 21 of the closure in the closed state. Thus, the injection element 10 is lowered from the raised position to the lower position injection to the capsule 24, so that the capsule 24 is effectively closed in the receiving chamber 25 of the holder capsules. When closing the capsule 24 protruding needle element 11 provided on the injection element 10, effectively pierces the upper surface 24a of the capsule 24.

In a preferred embodiment, the holder 30 capsules cannot be inserted or extracted from the hole 22 of the head 20 of the extraction, when the engine 21 of the closure is in the closed position. For example, the head 20 of the extraction can be provided by the tool 10a stop that interacts with the surface of the holder 30 capsules to block holder 30 capsules in place in the closed position of the mechanism 21 closing. Therefore, it is ensured that the needle that extends from the injection element 10, is not damaged and the preparation of the drink is in optimal conditions.

The hole 22 is designed to receive the holder 30 capsules. This ensures effective protection, ensuring that the user cannot insert holder capsule into the hole 22 improperly. Inside the receiving chamber of the holder capsules provided by appropriate guiding means 26, which engages with lunovidnye" the guide means 63 of the holder capsules to ensure the correct position of the holder 30 capsules inside the receiving chamber 25 of the holder capsules.

In addition, the device 50 is provided for decoding means 1 for interoperability, such as the exchange of information or signal presence, between the device 50 and the holder 30 capsules. In the preferred embodiment of figure 2 decoding means 1 is provided near the hole 22 for the insertion of the holder 30 capsules. More preferably, the decoding means 1 is provided on the rear wall 15 of the receiving chamber 25 of the holder capsules. Thus, the decoding means 1 can effectively interact with the holder 30 capsules inserted into the hole 22 of the head 20 of the extraction.

Preferably, the decoding means 1 interact with the holder 30 capsules in a contactless manner, i.e. magnetic or optical method. Thus, the operation of the decoding means 1 does not affect the remainder of the coffee, tea or the like in the receiving chamber 25 of the holder capsules. The signal from the holder capsules, thus, can effectively be read decoding means 1. In addition, since the decoding means 1 are recessed into the casing 50a device 50, they are not exposed to the environment.

In a preferred embodiment, the holder 30 capsules provided with at least one magnet 28 connected to the front side 30a of the holder 30 ka is Sula. Thus, the holder 30 capsules inserted into the hole 22, is attracted to the steel core or another magnet 1a, which may be provided on the rear wall 15 of the receiving chamber 25 of the holder capsules. In the position of insertion of the holder 30 capsules in the receiving chamber 25 is generated magnetic attraction of the magnet 28 and the steel core or other magnet 1a, resulting in the holder 30 capsules comes in contact with the rear wall 15 of the chamber 25. The contact may be established directly between the magnet 28 and the steel core or other magnet 1a or indirectly by contact surfaces of the holder 30 capsules and the reception chamber 25 in the creation of a magnetic field. Therefore, it may be provided with the correct position of the holder 30 capsules in the receiving chamber 25 of the holder capsules. For example, the user must insert holder 30 capsules half the length or preferably at 4/5 of the length of the receiving chamber 25 before going to be the interaction between the magnet 28 and the steel core or other magnet 1a and the holder 30 capsules will be drawn to the rear wall 15 of chamber 25. More preferably two magnets 28 are symmetrically located on the front side 30a of the holder 30 capsules. Thanks to this option may be provided proper position f is xali holder 30 capsules in the hole 22, and you can control mechanism 21 closing. Of course, the magnets 28 of the holder 30 capsules can be replaced by ferromagnetic parts, such as steel, which magnetically interact with the magnet device.

Decoding means 1 provided on the device 50 may be a reed switch designed to detect magnetic fields, or any other equivalent electrical or electronic switch driven by the applied magnetic field. The presence of the holder 30 capsules, provided by the magnets 28 may, thus, be detected decoding means 1. Because decoding means 1 is connected with the means 80 controls (not shown) of the device 50, the operation of the device 50 can be controlled by using the information transmitted to the decoding means 1 means 80 controls. For example, when detection by the decoding means 1 presence holder capsules inside the holes 22 means 80 controls can ensure the functioning of the pump 70 (not shown) and a heater 60 (not shown) to ensure the functioning of the device 50. If no magnetic field is not detected and, therefore, there is no presence of the holder 30 capsules, the device 50 remains in a standby mode and the OS 70 is unable to function.

Figure 3 shows a side view in section of the holder 30 capsules, which is located inside the head 20 of the extraction. Thus, the mechanism 21 of the closure is in the closed state in which the injection element 10 is in the down position. The needle element 11 provided on the injection element 10, can puncture the capsule 24 which is placed in the tool 33 placing of the holder 30 capsules.

To ensure the relative movement of the injection element 10 and the holder 30 capsules mechanism 21 closing connected with the injection element 10 contains a rotary tool 21a and a lever mechanism 2lb. A lever mechanism 2lb preferably is a mechanism with an angular lever. Of course, any other closing mechanism or a gear mechanism may be attached to the injection element 10 to provide relative movement of the injection element 10 and peelable capsule 24.

In an embodiment, at least one protruding tooth 10a is provided on the injection element 10 to communicate with the holder 30 capsules and prevent the insertion or extraction of the holder 30 capsules, when the engine 21 of the closure is in the closed state. Accordingly, the needle element 11 injection element 11 can be effectively protected from damage.

To the GDS holder 30 capsules connected with the interior of the head 20 of the extraction, encoding means 2 provided on the holder 30 capsules are preferably near decoding means 1 provided on the device 50. This ensures the transmission of information between the coding means 2 connected to the holder 30 capsules, and decoding means 1 connected to device 50. Preferably encoding means 2 are located on the front side 30a of the holder 30 capsules. Decoding means 1 is preferably provided on the rear wall 15 of the receiving chamber 25 of the holder capsules device 50, as shown in the figure.

Injection element 10 provided with a protruding convex part 12, which is located on the same surface of the injection element 10, and the needle element 11. Thus, the convex part 12 of the injection element 10 is in the receiving chamber 25 of the holder capsules device 50.

Preferably the convex part 12 is located near the rear wall 15 of the receiving chamber 25 of the holder capsules for contact with the upper side 24a of the capsule 24 and decreasing the internal volume of the capsule, as described in European patent application No. 07103613.1 filed March 6, 2007

Since the pump device 70 50 delivers the fluid in the needle element 11 and, thus, the capsule 24 under injection element 10, the fluid interacts with the ingredients is, located in the capsule 24. In addition, the pressure in the capsule 24 gradually increases due to the fluid, which is injected the needle element 11. Accordingly, the exhaust diaphragm 24b is pressed against the protrusions 24c provided under the inlet diaphragm 24b. Thus, the inlet membrane 24b is opened and the beverage flows out of the capsule 24 down through the issue 24d. Thus, using the device 50 executes the adaptation of the method of direct fluid flow.

The holder 30 of the capsule further comprises a reflector 3 water, which is preferably provided on the inner side means 33 for receiving the capsule 24. The reflector 3 of the water is preferably annular recess at the bottom of the tool 33 host.

As shown in Figure 3, the reflector 3 water is the holder 30 of the capsule so that the capsule 24 could be placed in the tool 33 placing of the holder 30 capsules. Thus, the reflector 3 water does not affect the correct placement of the capsule 24 in the tool 33 placing of the holder 30 capsules.

As shown in figure 4, the reflector 3 water preferably provided in such a place means 33 host to stream 3a water supplied needle element 11, can be effectively reflected. Preferably the reflector 3 of the water is of such design that the spray 3a water was reflected in the form of races is ylaosassa jets or fans to 3b, which reaches the bottom surface 10b of injection element 10 and the inner side 33a means 33 for capsule holder 24 30 capsules. Thus, it can be effective cleaning of the lower surface of the injection element 10 and the inner side 33a means 33 placement, especially when the hot water using a needle element 11.

Figure 5 shows another embodiment of a holder 53, which can be inserted into the hole 22 of the head 20 of the extraction device 50. The holder includes a means 32 for manipulation, for example the handle, and the front cover 31, which closes the opening 22 of the device 50 when the holder 53 is inserted into the hole 22.

In addition, the holder 53 includes a means 34 for separation of liquid supplied to the device 50. Thus, the liquid can be efficiently directed through two separate editions 34a, 34b connected with the tool 34 separation. Accordingly, the user device 50 may be placed two containers in the holder 53, attached to the machine, and thus, a convenient way to get two drinks supplied machine. The holder 53 may also include means, such as a sieve, to accommodate the usual tea leaves or something similar to tea with the help of the device 50.

Figure 6 and 7, the insert 36 for injection in the s replaces holder capsules. The insert comprises a base 54 that contains lateral guiding means 63 with the lower and upper edges 61, 62. The base further comprises an intermediate device 37 of the injection water, designed to change the conditions of injection of the element 11 of the water injection device. For example, an intermediate device 37 of the injection water contains water connector 38 with sealing means, such as a rubber gasket, containing a Central opening 64 for placement of a needle injection element 11. At the bottom of the insert has several injection editions of 39 for spraying water into many small jets of water under pressure. Like the previous modes, the insert 36 includes a front side 30a, in which the recessed magnet or ferromagnetic element 28 that is designed to magnetic attraction by the magnet 1a or steel core, located at the rear wall 15 of chamber 25.

On Fig and 9 shows another insert 51 for whipping a beverage, which contains the handle 32 and the base 54 with the side of the guide means 63, associated with the guide means 26 of the receiving chamber, and a through hole 52, which allows you to open the injection element when the insert is locked in place in the device. In this embodiment, the insert 51 is used only with the building of magnetic contact with the device, when it is inserted into place in the device, and thus allows the device to supply water through the injection element 11 and directly into the tank, located under the receiving chamber 25. In this case, the injection of water from the injection element 11 is not changed, and the jet of high pressure from the injection element 11 can be maintained for whipping ingredients of the drink placed in the vessel. For example, the insert 51 may be placed in the device, when the liquid milk should be whipped with a jet of water directed into the container for preparing cappuccino.

Although the present invention has been described with reference to preferred embodiments of the specialists who have experience in this field of technology can perform many modifications and changes without deviating from the scope of this invention, which is defined in the attached claims. For example, the device may be attached other assistive devices to use a jet of fluid created by the device. For example, the water jet can be used for steaming or cooking latte, machiato. These assistive devices can also be provided with coding means for interacting with a decoding means provided on the device.

1. Device for the sentence is the service of a beverage from a food product, contained in the capsule (24), by injecting fluid supplied by a pump (70) in the capsule (24), which includes
- head (20) extraction with a hole (22) for insertion of the holder (30) capsules and feeding capsules (24) in the receiving chamber (25) of the holder capsules,
mechanism (21) closing above the capsule (24) in the receiving chamber (25) of the holder capsules,
at least one injection element (11) for supplying fluid from the pump (70) inside the capsule (24),
node (80) control at least the pump (70) and
- decoding means (1)associated with the node (80) control and for reading information from the holder (30) capsules or insert (51, 36).

2. The device according to claim 1, characterized in that the decoding means (1) designed to detect the presence of the holder (30) capsules.

3. The device according to claim 1 or 2, characterized in that the decoding means (1) arranged in the opening (22) for insertion of the holder (30) capsules.

4. The device according to claim 1, characterized in that the hub (80) control is intended to ensure the operation of the pump (70) depending on the information read by the decoding device (1).

5. The device according to claim 1, characterized in that the hub (80) control is designed to control at least one working parameter of the device based on details is rmacie, read decoding devices (1) with the holder (30) capsules.

6. The device according to claim 1, characterized in that the engagement between the holder (30) capsules and decoding means (1) the device is a contactless.

7. The device according to claim 1, characterized in that the holder (30) capsules and decoding means (1) the devices communicate optical, magnetic or contact method.

8. The device according to claim 1, characterized in that the decoding means (1) contains a reed switch that is designed to detect magnetic fields.

9. The device according to claim 1, characterized in that the transmitted code is transmitted by the holder (30) capsules decoding means (1)is non-programmable or programmable code.

10. The device according to claim 1, characterized in that the hole (22) of the head (20) extraction of the set of ferromagnetic material (1A) to adjust the holder (30) capsules inserted into the hole (22).

11. System for preparing a beverage from a food product contained in a disposable capsule (24), by injecting liquid into the capsule (24)that includes the device and the holder (30) capsules containing means (33) for placement of the capsule, with the above fluid is delivered by a pump (70) of the device that contains
the head (20) extraction with a hole (22) is La inserting the capsule (24) in the receiving chamber (25) of the holder capsules device,
the mechanism (21) closing for closing the above-mentioned capsule (24) in the receiving chamber (25) of the holder capsules,
at least one injection element (11), intended for the supply of fluid received from the pump (70)inside the capsule (24),
node (80) control at least the pump (70) and
decoding means (1)associated with the node (80) control and for reading information from the holder (30) capsules at this site (80) control supply of fluid in the receiving chamber (25) of the holder capsules in the absence of the holder (30) capsule in the device,
characterized in that it further comprises an insert (51, 36)containing a guiding means (63) for contact with the receiving chamber (25) of the holder capsules and encoder means (2) to interact with the decoding tool (1)provided in the device.

12. The system according to claim 11, characterized in that the insert (51, 36) holds ingredient for receiving bulk ingredients, for example, loose ground coffee.

13. The system according to claim 11, characterized in that the insert (51, 36) is designed to implement various conditions of fluid from the injection element (11).

14. The system according to claim 11, characterized in that the insert (51, 36) contains a means for reducing the pressure of supplied fluid, and/or modification of EmOC is Alenia jets (jets) supplied liquid.

15. The insert (51, 36)intended for insertion in the device for preparing a beverage from ingredients contained in the capsule (24), by injecting liquid into the capsule (24)containing:
the handle (32)
the base (54) with guide means (63) and
encoder means (2) to interact with the decoding tool (1)provided in the device, which is inserted into the insert (51, 36).

16. Insert in clause 15 or 16, characterized in that the coding means (2) inserts are designed to communicate through a magnetic field.

17. Insert in clause 15 or 16, characterized in that it includes at least one magnet (28)attached at least to one side of the insert.

18. Insert in clause 15 or 16, characterized in that the coding means (2) are intended to communicate through optical contact.

19. The inset at 17, characterized in that the coding means (2) is the geometric shape of the insert (51, 36).

20. Insert indicated in paragraph 15, characterized in that it further comprises means for detecting and decoding information transmitted by an object placed in the above box.

21. Insert indicated in paragraph 15, characterized in that the base (54) contains an intermediate device (37) injection designed to change conditions vspryskiwanyi of the injection element (11) of the device.

22. Insert indicated in paragraph 15, characterized in that the base (54) includes a through hole (52)designed to save space for injection element (11) of the device.



 

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