Beverage preparation device

FIELD: personal use articles.

SUBSTANCE: this invention relates to improved beverage preparation devices, in particular, to a beverage preparation device of the type where pre-packaged beverage ingredient capsules are used. The capsules may be designed so that to provide for air capture with a view of desirable foam formation. Air inlet holes are made in the inlet fitting to enable air passage into the beverage preparation device, thus to be captured. The air inlet holes pass mainly through the sides of the fitting while in a lifted position within the fitting expanded section.

EFFECT: invention reduces beverage flow into and through air inlet holes thus promoting cleanness.

14 cl, 12 dwg

 

The present invention relates to improvements in devices for making beverages and, in particular, to a device for preparing beverages of the type that uses pre-packaged containers of beverage ingredients.

Coffeehouses were part of the "coffee culture" since the 17th century. During all these years the coffee brewing methods were improved, and specialists trained in creating the very best coffee drinks. The first espresso machine was created in the early 1800s, and the automatic espresso machine was invented in the 1930 agricultural automation of the coffee making process has led, in turn to fast growth, especially over the last ten years, quantities of caffeine shops/coffee breaks with more specialized drinks, such as espresso and cappuccino in demand. These types of drinks historically considered as luxury items because of the need for expensive, complex devices capable of creating high pressure required for their preparation, which should have been properly operated and serviced by trained baristas to get good quality. Coffee lovers agree that espresso can be spoiled by a poorly trained operator, despite the use of the device good quality and the coffee good quality, However this trend has not only led to increased consumer demand for expensive high quality drinks, but also to desire a greater variety of specialty drinks and the opportunity to prepare such drinks in the comfort of your own home.

Although there is no established technical definition, it is usually clear that in comparison with coffee made in a drip coffee maker, high-quality espresso with the Barista, has a thick, creamy consistency due to the large amount of dissolved solids and drops of oil with low viscosity, which is suspended in the drink. He has a uniform, also thick, dark reddish-brown foam, comprising from 10 to 30% of the drink. Foam is a polyphase emulsion of air and oils, proteins and sugars extracted from the coffee, which is obtained at a high pressure of about 9-10 bar. Higher pressures increase the rate of wetting of coffee and increase the extraction, as well as responsible for creating foam. The air is captured in the drink when it is cooking for the formation of the desired foam.

Fastidious lovers espresso recognized that espresso produced using water, which is colder than the optimum temperature, has a sour taste, and espresso, obtained using water that has a temperature above this temperature, has a bitter taste. It is necessary that the optimum temperature was 92-96C. the Other is their factors which affect the quality of your espresso, include roasting and age of coffee beans, the degree of grinding, extrusion products grinding before cooking and the cooking time. "Best espresso" is obtained by balancing these basic elements of the process of cooking.

Home espresso machine is also largely developed, since in the 1960s were invented by the first filter device, and now the machine are important elements of kitchen equipment in many households. Some of these devices dispense individual servings of the drink directly into the bowl for a drink and get a drink from the feeder unpackaged drink ingredients or from separate packs of beverage ingredients, such as small bags, pads or capsules.

In the following description, such packaging shall be called by the General term "capsules". Devices that use these capsules, require much less cleaning and can give the user an opportunity to choose the drinks. Drinks are a result of cooking, mixing, dissolution or suspension of the beverage ingredients in the water. For example, for coffee drinks heated water is forced through the capsule to obtain estrogenovogo solution. The capsule can be designed in such a way that the air is for facenum, in order to obtain the desired foam. Openings for air intake is formed to allow air to pass into the device for preparing drinks and, thus, to be available for capture inside the capsule. For example, the exhaust nozzle device may include a channel for air intake to ensure the passage of air into the device and through the capsule in which it can be captured in the metered flow of beverage to facilitate formation of the desired foam. The use of capsules in home coffee machines have become extremely popular due to their convenience and the quality of the drink. An example of a device for preparing beverages using capsules is described in EP-A-1440644, and examples of the capsules described in EP-A-1440903.

However, with changing consumer trends, there is a need in home devices, which are able to produce high quality espresso and other drinks that do not necessarily require preparation, which are inexpensive and do not require much cleaning or do not need it at all.

Therefore, the present invention describes a device for preparing drinks, made with the possibility of dispensing the beverage through the outlet nozzle. The exhaust nozzle includes one or more parties, which form a channel between the input and output. Ka is al extends downstream from the entrance to the education of a wider plot. The drink may be discharged from the channel down before exiting the exhaust nozzle, and therefore, the device for preparing drinks. The discharge nozzle further comprises one or more air passages that pass through one or more sides of the nozzle to provide communication for fluid between the channel and the atmosphere. They provide suction air to a device for preparing drinks at the beverage dispensing. They provide the air passage in the device for preparing a drink for the replacement of the air leaving the device for preparation of a drink, drink. For example, for all beverages, including beverages, such as tea, which should not have foam, air is sucked down with the flow of the beverage through the outlet nozzle. For drinks with foam air out of the device for preparing drinks in the form of air trapped in the drink. In both cases, the holes for the air intake channel for the flow of air to enter the device for preparing drinks and replace air that came out. The air may flow in a device for preparing drinks, if necessary, for example, for absorption into the capsule, where he is caught in the drink. Where the drink should not have foam, air passages do not lead to adverse results, they shall only provide replacement air the extracted flow of drink.

At least some of the formed air passages, and preferably all formed air passages are located in the raised position for a wider area above the exit of the exhaust nozzle. It should be understood that in the following description, a link to each of the air passages does not necessarily mean every one of the air passages formed in the exhaust nozzle, and in a broader sense, can mean each of the subgroups formed air passages. Thus, the discharge nozzle may include one or more air passages in the raised position and one or more air passages at the outlet of the exhaust nozzle.

Preferably, one or more air passageways formed in pairs, and each pair of air passages addressed to the other pair through the channel. Optionally, one or more air passages are located at the same distance around the exhaust nozzle.

Providing one or more air passages in the raised position is advantageous because it reduces the possibility of the entrance of the drink into one or more air passages. Without passing drink in the air passages they will stay cleaner for a longer period. Thus, the need for cleaning can be prevent the draws or at least much reduced. Because one or more air passageways formed on the side of the exhaust nozzle and can pass directly through the side, they can be very short, which further facilitates cleaning.

This effect preventing the passage of the drink in the air passages can be optimized in many different ways. For example, a greater advantage can be achieved by increasing the lifting position of the air passages. For example, each of the one or more air passages may be located near the entrance to the outlet nozzle. Another way to optimize the effect is to try to ensure that the drink is not passed close to the air passages. This is achieved through the expansion and location of each of one or more air passages in the wider area. The extension channel is also mainly provides free space around the flow of the drink. Thus, the air passages provide suction air in the free space around the drink. Air passages formed in the channel, do not lead to the capture of air into the flow of the beverage inside the channel. As described above, for all beverage air will be sucked down with the flow of the beverage through the channel, although it will lead to small, if it is months is about, the capture. Rather, the air flow will decrease in the free space around the flow of the drink. Where grip is needed, the air passing through the air passages, will be raised in a device for preparing beverages, such as in a capsule, where the air is captured in the flow of the drink, as described above. Thus, openings for air intake does not lead to the capture of the air outlet nozzle. Instead, the exhaust nozzle performs only the function of saving foam, where it is, and supports the absence of foam where it doesn't exist.

The extension channel can be achieved by forming a protrusion in the channel for the formation of a narrower section and a wider section. Each of the one or more air passages may be located in a wider area on the ledge to protect it from the flow of the drink. The protrusion may be manual or it may be curved to be smooth.

The outlet nozzle may or may not be formed as a single element. For example, the discharge nozzle may be a node of two or more parts. Optional exhaust nozzle includes first and second parts, which are joined together to form a channel, and one or more air passageways formed on the connection between the first and second parts. Two parts can be connected by any Investlesprom. In the proposed embodiment, the first part is made with passing down the edge, and the second part is made with passing up edge, and two edges are of such a size that one firmly placed in another and contain gaps, which are combined for forming air passages through the connection. Edges can be used to secure the first and second parts to each other, for example, with the use of screw threads for cooperation.

As noted above, the present invention finds useful application in devices for making beverages, which are made with the possibility of preparation of the beverage from a capsule containing one or more beverage ingredients. Usually, these capsules are placed in the holder capsules, which can be closed to seal the capsule inside the device, so fluid, like water, can pass through the capsule for preparing drinks. The prepared drink out of the capsules and dosed through the discharge nozzle of the device. The device may further comprise connectors element to pierce the underside of the capsule when placed in the holder capsules. Usually these item will pierce layered material, such as foil, located on the lower side of the capsule. These element can what be hollow center for education outlet for a beverage to exit the capsule. The entrance to the hollow center of these element can form the entrance to the outlet nozzle, i.e., connectors item can be part of the exhaust nozzle.

In addition, the discharge nozzle may include first and second parts, which are joined together to form the channel. The first part may contain connectors item on its upper side and passing down the edge on its lower side with a hollow center connectors item, passing from these to the end edge so that the edge around the hole through the first part. The second part may contain held up the edge. Preferably, two edges are of such a size that one firmly placed in the other, and contain gaps, which are combined for forming air passages through the connection. The hole can pass through the first part to complete in the center of the inside passing down the edges. This edge can be installed in the rear hole for the formation of a protrusion in the channel through the outlet nozzle. Where passing up the edge of the second part absorbed in passing down the edge, inner diameter passing up the edges may be such that it is located at a distance of holes to form a ledge. The hole through the first portion may be wider as it passes from the top side to the bottom the second side, for example, through education of its side wall to Flex. You can see that, due to the curvature of the side wall is smoothly into the lower side of the first part. Passing down the edge can be carried from the field or near it, where the side wall is transferred to the lower side.

The present invention also describes a method of preparation of a drink from a device for preparing drinks according to any of the preceding paragraphs. The method may include performing the dispensing device of the beverage through the outlet nozzle, so that, essentially, the drink does not pass through one or more air passages. When the device for preparing drinks made with the possibility of preparation of a drink from a capsule containing one or more beverage ingredients, the method may further include placing the capsule in the holder capsules device for preparing drinks, the implementation of the drink preparation device of the capsule and dosing thus prepared beverage through the outlet nozzle, so that, essentially, the drink does not pass through one or more air passages.

Preferred embodiments of the present invention will be described only as an example with reference to the accompanying drawings, in which

<> Fig.1 is a perspective front view of a device for preparing drinks prior art with that of the receiving device of the capsule in the closed position;

Fig.2 is a perspective front view of the device of Fig.1 with the receiving device of the capsule in the open position;

Fig.3 is a rear view of the device of Fig.1 with some parts eliminated for clarity;

Fig.4 is a perspective front view of the receiver capsule of the device of Fig.1 with some parts eliminated for clarity;

Fig.5 is another perspective front view of a receiving device of the capsule of Fig.4 with some parts eliminated for clarity;

Fig.6 is a view in section of the receiver capsule of Fig.4 in the closed position, enclosing the capsule drink;

Fig.7 is a view in section from the side of the receiver capsule of Fig.4 in the open position, the enclosing capsule drink;

Fig.8 is a perspective view of a plate with these elements in accordance with the embodiment of the present invention, shown in an inverted position;

Fig.9 is a view in side slit plate with these elements in Fig.8 shown in its proper orientation;

Fig.10 is a perspective view of a nozzle in accordance with the embodiment of the present invention;

Fig.11 is a view in side slit nozzle of Fig.10; and

Fig.12 is a view in RA is cutting the side plates with these elements in Fig.8 and the nozzle of Fig.10 when the Assembly.

To match a specified wide variety of types of drinks of good quality, having different characteristics, the present invention includes important improvements of the known devices for making beverages. Device for preparing drinks can contain a siphon beer pump or the like. The present invention provides a particular advantage when used with a device for preparing drinks for making hot drinks like coffee, tea, hot chocolate and hot milk. In particular, the improvements provided by the present invention, provide an opportunity to prepare espresso good quality with high quality foam, in addition, provide design, which is easy to keep clean and hygienic, and is capable of providing other quality drinks.

Improvements will be described with reference to the known device 10 for preparing drinks, which is shown in Fig.1-7 of the accompanying drawings. However, it should be noted that improvements are used for a wide range of devices for making beverages, which may or may not use a wide range of capsules, which, as noted above, include small bags, pads, rigid or semi-rigid capsule.

is a device 10 for preparing drinks in Fig.1-3 generally includes a housing 11, reservoir 12, a heater 13 water pump 14, a control processor (not shown), the user interface 16 and the receiver 17 of the capsule.

The receiving device 17 of the capsule, in turn, typically includes a holder 18 of the capsule to hold during use capsules 19th with a drink and a means 20 for detection of the capsule. The receiving device 17 of the capsule further comprises connectors item 21 for the inlet and connectors item 22 to an outlet for education in the capsule 19 to drink when using inlet for intake of the fluid into the capsule 19 and an outlet for exit of the prepared beverage from the capsule 19. Drink coming out of the capsule 19 through the outlet, exit the device 10 through the nozzle 70.

Although water is probably the most common liquid used for the preparation of beverages such as coffee, device 10 can use other liquids such as milk or dairy products, for mixing with the beverage ingredients. Any references in this document should be construed as including any type of liquid used for the preparation of drinks.

The housing 11 is preferably made entirely or partially from a suitable plastic or metal. The housing 11 preferably includes a collapsible design is uccio, containing the front half 25 and the rear half 26 which provide access during Assembly to install the components of the device 10.

The front half 25 of the housing 11 defines an area 27 dosing, where the dispensing of drinks comes from the nozzle 70. Section 27 of the dispensing includes a support 23 for a Cup from the tray at the bottom. The interface 16 user of the device is also located on the front side of the housing 11 and contains a number of control switches, such as the button 28 on/off, and a series of indicators 29-32 state. Indicators 29-32 state are preferably LEDs, which, for example, show the willingness of the device 10, there is an error during the operation of the device 10, and the mode of the device 10. Button 28 on/off controls the beginning of the dispensing cycle and is preferably manually operated pushbutton, switch or similar.

The tank 12 is located at the rear of the housing 11 and is preferably mounted in the rear half 26 of the housing 11 or connected with it. The tank 12 includes an inlet opening for filling the tank 12 with water or other liquid, which is closed when the tank 12 is in place in the device 10. The outlet opening is formed toward the lower end of the tank 12, which is connected with us who kgs 14. The tank 12 may be made of transparent or translucent material to provide verification to the consumer the amount of water remaining in the tank 12. Alternatively, the reservoir 12 may be made of opaque material, but with an observation window in it. Additionally or alternatively, the reservoir 12 may be equipped with a low sensor, which prevents operation of the pump 14, and optionally includes a warning indicator, such as led, when the liquid level in the tank drops to a pre-selected level.

The pump 14 is functionally connected between the tank 12 and the heater 13 of the water and is controlled by the control processor. The rate of water flow through the device 10 may be regulated by the control processor. Sensor flow rate (not shown) is preferably installed in-line flow or upstream or downstream from the pump 14.

The heater 13 is located in the inner part of the housing 11. Water for the dispensing cycle is served in the reception device 17 for capsules at a given temperature. The heater 13 is able to quickly adjust the temperature of supplied water to the desired temperature, usually about 80 to 98C and possibly higher than the temperature of the incoming water. The heater 13 includes a switch excessive heat, which turns off the heater 13, if the rate is temperature exceeds 98C. Optionally, device 10 may include a blowing steam. The preferred means of creating steam blowdown must use the heater 13 water heater for instant evaporation of a liquid (also known as quick or instantaneous water heater). Typically, such high-speed heaters contain a tube through which water passes, and the tube is heated by one or more resistive elements. Fast-acting heater can be used not only for heating water for making drinks, but also at setting higher power to create steam blowdown due to evaporation of the water remaining in the tube, fast-acting heater after preparation of the beverage. The advantage of a high-speed heaters is that there is a significant delay until the water is heated in the boiler. Fast heaters heat water on demand and switched off immediately after each cooking cycle and therefore are very economical.

Water coming out of the heater 13, is fed through a suitable supply system in the receiving device 17 for capsules and capsule 19 through the valve. If the pressure of the water flow is valid, the water passes into the capsule 19. If the pressure is below or above the specified limits, then the water podaetsya a valve in a container for disposal.

Supply system contains channels that connect the tank 12, a water pump 14, the heater 13 of the water and the receiving device 17 for capsules (as shown in Fig.8) to supply water from the reservoir 12 into the capsule 19.

The holder 18 capsules made with the possibility of regulating the opening of the efforts generated by the pressure inside the capsules 19, which is about 250 kg for espresso drinks. During operation of device 10 capsules 19 are seeking to expand, but the integrity of the capsules 19 must be maintained. In addition, the user should not open the holder 18, while the system is under pressure, and the corresponding locking mechanisms established to ensure this.

One suitable embodiment of a receiving device 17 for capsules, as described in WO-A-2006/014936 shown in Fig.4-7. The holder 18 of the capsule receiving device 17 for capsule contains a fixed lower part 43, rotating the upper part 44 and swivel bearing 45 capsules located between the fixed lower part 43 and rotating the upper part 44. The upper part 44, the lower portion 43 and the bearing 45 capsules are rotated around a common axis 46 of the hinge. Fig.4-7 show the holder 18 with some elements of the device 10, are excluded for clarity.

Bearing 45 capsules contains essentially circular recess 55, which holds when using cap the Ulu 19 with a drink. The recess 55 includes roughness 56 to accommodate the handle capsules 19th with a drink, which also performs the function of preventing rotation of the capsule 19 to drink in the holder 18. Bearing 45 capsules is spring-loaded relative to the stationary lower part 43, so that in the open position, as shown in Fig.7, the support 45 capsules is displaced from contact with the stationary bottom part 43. Bearing 45 capsules then out of contact with these elements 21, 22 to the outlet and the inlet. Bearing 45 capsules contains a hole 57 to accommodate these elements 21, 22 to outlet and inlet and the receiver means 20 recognition of the capsule when the bearing 45 of the capsule is moved to the closed position.

The upper part 43 contains a generally circular element containing all the viewing window 59, through which the user can see the capsule 19 to drink during the dispensing cycle, and can visually verify that the capsule 19 is loaded in the device 10. The viewing window 59 has a Cup shape with a downward edge. In addition, the viewing window 59 contains the clamping element in the form of a downward tubular extension 61, as shown in Fig.7. The protruding portion 61 toward the lower part 44 and is located inside the receiving device 17 to the capsule when in the closed floor the position, as shown in Fig.6. When the holder 18 of the capsule is in the closed position, the distal end 62 of the tubular protruding part 61 viewing window 59 abuts against the clamping surface 19a capsule 19th with a drink, shifting it to the lower part 44, as shown in Fig.6 (which illustrates the device that contains the capsule 19 with more depth). The pressure of the tubular projecting part 61, provides impermeable to the fluid seal between the capsule 19 and the holder 18.

The lower part 43 contains these elements 21, 22 to the outlet and inlet holes and the receiving device for the tool 20 recognition capsules. These element 21 for the inlet contains a hollow needle-like tube with a sharpened end to pierce the layered material of the capsule 19 to drink when using. These element 21 for the inlet is in communication fluid channel 65 for water, as shown in Fig.7, which passes through the lower part 43 and is connected to the exhaust channel 66 of the heater 13 of the water. These element 22 to the outlet such type connectors item outlet, described in EP-A-0389141 and EP-A-0334572. Arcuate section 67 of the upper end connectors of the element 22 to outlet is subca is passed to pierce and ultimately, cutting the multilayer material of the capsule 19 drink. The remainder of the upper end is cut in the longitudinal direction of the cylinder, at least to the base of the teeth of the segment, as shown under the reference position 68 to bend or pull the cut multilayer material from the outlet before dispensing the beverage through it.

Mostly, these element 22 to the outlet is removed from the lower part 43 to ensure thorough cleaning, for example, in a dishwasher. Remove connectors element 22 to the outlet fits into a recess in the lower part 43, where it is located. These element 21 for the inlet and/or connectors are element 22 to the outlet opening can be made of metal, such as stainless steel, or plastic. Preferably, these element 21 for the inlet and connectors item 22 to outlet openings made in the form of a single element, which is removed from the lower portion 43.

When using the upper part 44 of the holder 18 are able to move from an open position in which it is oriented vertically or almost vertically, as shown in Fig.2, in the closed position, in which it is oriented essentially horizontally and C is Ceplene with a fixed bottom part 43 and a support 45 capsules. For closing the upper part 44 of the user grabs her and pushes down. As a result, the upper portion 44 is rotated, which first causes the tubular protruding portion 61 a viewing window 59 in contact with the clamping surface 19a capsule 19 to drink. Continuous rotation of the upper part 44 causes the upper portion 44 and a support 45 capsules in contact with the bottom part 43.

When closing the upper part of the connectors 44 element 22 forms a discharge outlet through layered material in the capsule 19. These element 22 to the outlet contains a hollow center 22a, which passes down through a fixed lower part 43 for communication with the inner bore 71 of the nozzle 70. As best seen in Fig.6 and 7, the channel goes from the connectors of the element 22 to the outlet to the base of the nozzle 70. The nozzle 70 has a Central channel 72 and dosing peripheral channel 73 for air intake. The entrance into the Central channel 72 dosing is located directly under the center of these element 22 to the outlet opening, so that the beverage exiting the capsule 19, passes through the Central channel 72 dosing in and out of the nozzle 70.

Channel 73 for intake air passes from the base of the nozzle 70 to the upper side of the nozzle 70, where it intersects with the base connectors of the element 22 to the outlet. So about what atom, the air can be sucked up and into the capsule 19. Capsule 19 may be executed to implement the trapping air in the flow of the beverage from the capsule 19. For example, the capsule 19 may include a Venturi tube or other element that captures air in the flow of the drink. In this case, the channel 73 for air intake provides suction air up and into the capsule 19 to ensure capture. Where the foam is undesirable capsule 19 is designed so that the air is not captured. For example, the capsule 19 may not have the inlet opening, which is otherwise necessary for the intake air flow provided by the channel 73 for air intake. In addition, the details of such designs capsules can be found in EP-A-1440903.

Although the air flow is important in the formation of the desired foam in drinks like espresso, and pins in other drinks such as hot chocolate or milk, in fact, it was found that the drink can also be held down in the channel 73 for air intake and then from the nozzle 70. This thread beverage has several shortcomings. The flow of the beverage prevents the flow of air upward in the channel 73 for air intake and negatively affects the quality of the resulting foam. In addition, the passage of the drink down in the channel 73 for air intake causes need is to be in regular cleaning, the work, which is difficult on the basis of the fact that the channel 73 for air intake is usually much smaller than the Central channel 72 dosing.

The cooking cycle management is the control processor of the device 10 for preparing drinks, and the Central processor includes a processing unit and memory. Control processor functionally connected to the heater 13, a pump 14, user interface 16, and other elements described below, and controls their operation.

The performance of the device 10 is defined by the software built into the control processor, for example as described in EP-A-1440644. The memory control processor includes one or more variables for one or more operating parameters of the device 10 for making beverages. In devices of the prior art, these operating parameters are typically the temperature of the liquid passing through the capsule of the 19th with a drink during the operation mode, the speed of filling capsules 19th with a drink, the presence or otherwise of stage impregnation, the total metered volume of the drink, the rate of fluid flow during discharge and the duration of the purge.

One purpose of the tool 20 recognition capsules, in particular, is to ensure the recognition device 10 of the capsule type the 19th with a drink, the cat heaven is inserted, and regulation of one or more operating parameters, respectively. Variables for the operating parameters stored in memory. Capsule 19 contains the code that is located on the capsule 19 or representing operating parameters required for optimal dispensing of the beverage contained in the capsule 19. The code example described in EP-A-1440644.

The memory control processor also stores information about the type of the dosed drink, so the duty cycle device 10 can be adjusted for the next capsule 19. This is particularly advantageous where two or more capsules 19 drinks are consistently making the drink. For example, can be used capsule with coffee, followed by a capsule with milk to make the drink cappuccino. In the alternative, can be used capsule with chocolate, followed by a capsule with milk to make the drink hot chocolate with foam. Through the use of a memory, which stores information about the first dosed beverage, the method of dispensing the second capsule, for example, capsules with milk, can be changed for optimum drink. In the above example milk, water for hot chocolate, can usually be mixed is less than the milk added to coffee. In addition, milk, dosed the La chocolate, can be dosed with a lower flow rate to reduce the degree of foaming of the beverage. It may be many combinations of capsules, and operating parameters will be apparent to a person skilled in the art. In addition, the memory may be used to provide the "definition" of the device 10 of the type of drink that you want then to dose. For example, if you mainly drink one type of drink, then the device can issue a command to the water heater to keep the optimal temperature for this type of drink.

The device 10 of the prior art involves the insertion of a capsule 19 to drink in the receiving device 17 for capsules, the implementation of the dispensing cycle in which the beverage is dispensed, and the removal of the capsule 19 of the device.

To insert a capsule 19 open the holder 18 of the capsule, as described above, to open a support 45 capsules. Then the capsule 19 is placed on a support 45 capsules, placed in a groove 46. Then the holder 18 of the capsule is closed, as described above. At the time of closing these elements 21, 22 for the inlet and outlet openings pierce the capsule 19 for the formation of the inlet and outlet of the capsule.

To start the dispensing cycle, the user actuates the button 28 on/off. The duty cycle includes the stages of recognition of the capsule and the loop of brewing.

Recognition of the capsules are made of optical means 20 recognition of the capsule, as described. After decoding the barcode operational parameters of device 10 are regulated by the control processor. Then automatically starts the cooking cycle. The preparation cycle includes four stages, although not all of them are used for all types of drink:

1. Pre-wetting

2. Stop

3. Stage cooking

4. Purge

Pre-wetting the capsule 12 is filled with liquid from the tank 12 for storing a pump 14. Fill water ensures wetting of the ingredients of the drink. Shading can occur when "fast" flow rate of 600 ml/min or "low" flow rate of 325 ml/min Slow fill is especially useful for capsules 19 containing ingredients viscous liquid drink when ingredients require some dilution before they can be submitted by the pump at a higher speed flow. The volume of liquid introduced into the capsule 19 is selected to ensure that the liquid or beverage is not dripping from the outlet of the capsule during this phase.

Stage stop ensures wetting of the beverage ingredients in the liquid, entered during the pre-wetting for a specified period of time. Famous stages as pre-wetting and soaking to increase the yield of extracted substances from drink ingredients and to improve the final taste of the drink. Pre-wetting and soaking particularly used where the beverage ingredients are roasted and ground coffee.

At the stage of dispensing the liquid passes through the capsule 19 for receiving the beverage from the beverage ingredients. The temperature of the liquid is determined by the control processor, which sends commands to the heater 13 to heat the fluid coming from the reservoir 12 into the receiving device 17 for capsules. The liquid is held in the holder 18 of the capsule using a valve on the intake hole and connectors item for the inlet and then passes into the capsule 19 to drink. Is melting and/or mixing of the beverage in the capsule 19 drink, as described in EP-A-1440644 before the release of finished beverage from the outlet of the capsule, optional air is induced into the flow of beverage from the air flow provided by the channel 73 air inlet, passes through the Central channel 72 of the dispensing nozzle 70 and sent to the correspondingly located vessel at the site 27 dosing.

During the purge cycle the temperature of the heater 13 of the water rises high enough to convert water, ostume is camping in the system, in steam, and steam under pressure passes through the device 10 for preparing drinks and capsule 19 to drink. This ensures that the entire beverage is dispensed, and a flow channel cleared and is ready for dispensing drink. The purge cycle may not begin immediately after stopping stage cooking/mixing to ensure a clean for the most part the fluid flow channel.

After completion of the operating cycle, the device automatically turns off, and the consumer removes the capsule 19 through the opening of the holder 18 of the capsule and remove manually capsule 19 and get rid of it. Alternatively, the device 10 may include an automatic eject mechanism for automatic removal of the capsule after the opening of the holder 18 of the capsule.

Variant implementation of the present invention shown in Fig.8-12. Shows the node 100 of the exhaust nozzle, which contains the plate 110 with these elements and the nozzle 120, the respective plate and the nozzle shown in Fig.5 and 6. However, the node 100 of the exhaust nozzle predominantly modified to provide enhanced holes for air intake.

The plate 110 with these elements contains connectors item 111 for the inlet and connectors item 112 to outlet at its upper side. These ale the options 111, 112 similar to these elements 21, 22, described above. Thus, these element 112 to the outlet opening may pass through the multilayer material, provided in the capsule 19 to form outlet openings. These element 112 to the outlet opening has a hollow center 113, which passes through the plate 110 with these elements from the top side 115 to the bottom side 116. These element 112 to the outlet surrounds the hollow center 113 on the upper side 115 and is surrounded by a skirt 114 on the bottom side 116. The hole 113, forming a hollow center, increases in size from the top side 115 to the bottom side 115 and, in fact, is bent uniformly, so that the inner wall 117 holes 113 smoothly into the lower wall 116 of the plate 110 with these elements except for the skirt 114. The skirt 114 contains four gap 118 located at the same distance from each other around the skirt 114 at intervals of 90 degrees.

Typically, the nozzle 120 is cylindrical with a hollow center 121. The upper part of the nozzle 120 includes edge 122, which passes the annular protrusion 123. The annular protrusion 123 is sized to accommodate the skirt 114 of the wafer 110 with these elements. The plate 110 with these elements and the nozzle 120 can be secured to each other in any convenient way, for example, protect what kiwanian, bayonet connection, screw thread, etc. When connecting the hollow center 113 of the plate 110 with these elements and the hollow center 121 of the nozzle 120 form a channel through which the drink. This channel extends, thereby forming a space around the flow of beverage out of a device 10 for preparing drinks.

The annular protrusion 123 of the nozzle 120 has four gap 124 with a size corresponding to the gaps 118 formed in the skirt 114 of the wafer 110 with these elements. Gaps 124 are also located at the same distance from each other around the annular protrusion 123 with an interval of 90 degrees. When assembling the gaps 118 in the skirt 114 are aligned with the gaps 124 in the annular protrusion 123. The plate 110 with these elements and/or the nozzle 120 may include a rotary tool to ensure that the gaps 118 and the gaps 124 combined with the Assembly 100 of the exhaust nozzle. When combined, therefore, the gaps 118 and the gaps 124 form air passages 102 between the Central bore 104 of the host 100 of the exhaust nozzle and the atmosphere. Air passages 102 formed at the enlarged section of the channel, thus letting the air in the space around the flow of drink.

Air passages 102 are from the atmosphere directly below the fixed lower part 44 of the receiving device 8 of the capsule and provide suction air to the nozzle 120. There, where the air is captured in a dosed drink, the air passing through the air passage 102, can be absorbed into the device 10 for making beverages in the capsule 19, where it is available for entrainment in the beverage dispensed from the capsule through the node 100 of the exhaust nozzle. This air flow may promote the formation of foam on coffee or other foam as described above.

In addition to providing air to replace air that is captured in the drink because it comes out of the capsule 19, the air passages 102 provide a replacement air flow in the nozzle 120, the air sucked through the nozzle 120 of the flow of the drink. This air flow is present even when dispensing beverages such as tea, where the trapping air in the drink must be prevented. Thus, the arrangement of air passages 102 in the free space around the flow of the drink really does not capture air flow of the beverage in the nozzle 120. In addition, where necessary the engagement, provided the air flow in the device 10 for making beverages, which can continue capsule 19, where the air is captured in the flow of the drink.

In addition, the channels 102 formed by gaps 118 and gaps 124, formed in the upper part of the nozzle 120, so that the flow of the beverage flowing in the air passages 102, mi is imiserver. This is further secured by extension of the hole 113 through the plate 110 with these elements from these element 112 to the outlet to where it intersects with the nozzle 120. As the beverage passes through the air passages 102, they will remain clean for a longer time. In addition, cleaning the air passages 102 is simple. You only need to remove the node 100 of the exhaust nozzle with a fixed lower portion 44, and optional, you can remove the nozzle 120 of the plate 110 with these elements and, then, it is easy to clean gaps 118 and the gaps 124. This is in contrast to the narrow elongated channel 73 air inlet Fig.6 and 7.

In addition, the choice of the construction of Fig.6 and 7 by removing channel 73 for intake of air from the nozzle 120 increases the channel through the nozzle 70.

Specialist in the art should understand that modifications variant implementation, described above, without departing from the scope of the present invention, as defined in the attached claims.

For example, the number of air passages 102 formed through the node 100 of the exhaust nozzle may differ from the four shown in Fig.8-12. For example, can be used more or less. The size and location of the air passages 102 may also vary,and the size of the gaps 118 and gaps 124 need not be the same. Preferably, an even number of air passages 102 formed in pairs that are aligned across the skirt 114 and the annular protrusion 123.

The size of the skirt 114 and the annular protrusion 123 may also differ. In addition, the size of the skirt 114 and the annular protrusion 123 may vary or be modified so that the annular protrusion 13 of the nozzle 120 is contained within the skirt 114 formed on the bottom plate 110 with these elements.

May not be required connectors element 112 to the outlet. For example, the present invention can be used with percolation filters, which dispense brewed coffee through a funnel with a filter in the node 100 of the exhaust nozzle. In fact, the present invention can be used with many types of devices for making beverages, including those that only contain and dispense a beverage (such as siphons for carbonated water taps for beer, and so on). Of course, other methods for making beverages are also provided, such as boiling coffee and/or tea or heating beverages such as milk.

The node 100 of the exhaust nozzle may contain additional parts, such as a device for ensuring the quality of the foam produced by drink. These devices can be located in the Central hole 104, for example, on surfaces that provide interrupt sweat the ka. In addition, the node 100 of the exhaust nozzle may contain additional part, which is connected downstream from the one or more air passages 102. For example, this portion may include a surface for regulation of the resulting foam. Thus, the air passages 102 may facilitate the formation of foam, and additional devices in the node 100 of the exhaust nozzle can contribute to the conservation of foam.

1. Device for preparing drinks, made with the possibility of dispensing the beverage through the outlet nozzle and the outlet nozzle includes one or more of the parties forming the channel between the inlet and outlet through which drink merges down, and further comprises at least one air passage, each of the at least one air passage passes through one or more side walls of the nozzle to provide communication for fluid between the channel and the atmosphere, and the channel extends downstream from the entrance to the education of a broader plot, and each of the at least one of the air passages is in the raised position for a wider area above the exit of the exhaust nozzle so that when used to provide retraction of the air in the free space around the flow of the beverage through the channel and to exclude involved the e air into the flow of the drink.

2. Device for preparing drinks according to p. 1, in which the channel includes a ledge for the formation of a narrower section and a wider section, and in which each of at least one of the air passageways is located on a broader land on the ledge.

3. Device for preparing drinks according to p. 1 or 2, wherein air passages are formed in pairs, with each pair of air passages addressed to the other pair through the channel.

4. Device for preparing drinks according to p. 3, in which the air passages are located at the same distance from each other around the exhaust nozzle.

5. Device for preparing drinks according to any one of p. 1, in which each of at least one of the air passages is located near the entrance to the outlet nozzle.

6. Device for preparing drinks according to p. 1, in which the exhaust nozzle includes first and second parts, which are joined together to form a channel, and at least one air passage formed at the junction between the first and second parts.

7. Device for preparing drinks according to p. 6, in which the first part contains passing down the edge, and the second part contains held up the edge, and two edges are of such dimensions that one firmly placed inside the other and contain gaps, which are combined for the education of air passes through the connection.

8. Device for preparing drinks according to p. 1, which is performed with the possibility of preparation of the beverage from a capsule containing one or more beverage ingredients.

9. Device for preparing drinks according to p. 8, optionally containing holder capsules made with the possibility of retention of the capsule and containing an opening through which passes the beverage exiting the capsule, and the holder of the capsule is located relative to the exhaust nozzle so that the beverage passing through the hole in the holder capsules, is discharged into the discharge nozzle.

10. Device for preparing drinks according to p. 9 additionally containing these element mounted to pierce the underside of the capsule when placed in the holder capsules, and these element has a hollow center for education outlet for a beverage to exit the capsule, and the entrance to the hollow center connectors item forms the entrance to the discharge nozzle.

11. Device for preparing drinks according to p. 10, in which the exhaust nozzle includes first and second parts, which are joined together to form a channel, and the first part contains connectors item on its upper side and passing down the edge on its bottom side, and a hollow center connectors item passes from the top of the side to the inner side edges, and the second part contains held up edge, two edges are of such dimensions that one firmly placed inside the other, and contain gaps, which are combined for forming air passages through the connection.

12. Device for preparing drinks according to p. 11, in which the hollow center connectors of the element passes through the first part of the parties, which are curved outward to move to the lower side of the first part.

13. Method of preparation of beverages using a device for preparing drinks according to any preceding paragraph, according to which the exercise of the dispensing device of the beverage through the outlet nozzle so that through at least one air passage drink essentially fails.

14. The method according to p. 13, according to which place the capsule containing one or more beverage ingredients in the holder capsules device for preparing drinks, make use of the device the preparation of a beverage from the capsule and the dispensing of the beverage, thus prepared, through the discharge nozzle, so that through at least one air passage drink essentially fails.



 

Same patents:

FIELD: personal use articles.

SUBSTANCE: proposed is a capsule for preparation of beverage from the beverage food ingredients contained therein; the capsule includes a body (2) containing at least one section to be filled with the said ingredients and a flange-shaped collar (4)(projecting outside and crosswise relative to the central axis (I) of the said body), a membrane (6) for closure of the aperture on the flange-shaped collar tat is to be sealed; an optical code (7) containing binary format information to be read by the beverage preparation device (20) photographic camera; the optical code (7) represents a 2D code having rectangular boundaries (7a-7d) and applied within the round zone (8) positioned concentrically round the centre (O) of the membrane having radius (R) which is smaller than the membrane radius (R0).

EFFECT: proposed is a beverage preparation capsule.

14 cl, 10 dwg

FIELD: personal use articles.

SUBSTANCE: invention related to improvements in beverage preparation devices. The brewing module for beverage preparation contains a movable element (9) with a socket (15) for ingredients for preparation of the above beverages, forming a brewing chamber and designed so that to enable movement from the ingredient charging position into the brewing position; while in the said brewing position, the said socket (15) is positioned between the hot water supply device (41) and the beverage output tip (35) that are mutually opposed; the said supply device (41) contains an actuator element (43, 47) of cylinder piston type whereto the first tube (48) supplying water under pressure is connected that controls the locking movement of the supply device towards the said socket (15) into the brewing position; the said cylinder piston actuator element includes an external cylinder (43) and a piston (47) skidding in the said external cylinder (43); the piston (47) of the said cylinder piston actuator element is connected to the pipeline (57) supplying water under pressure and includes a hot water supply chamber (55) with at least one hole (53B) for hot water supply onto the brewing chamber closing surface (53A) positioned on the first side of the said piston (47); the piston (47) contains a body (47C) and forms a pressure surface (47A) exposed to water supplied into the cylinder (43) of the cylinder piston actuator element; the said pressure surface (47A) is positioned on the second side of the said piston that is opposed to the above first side; mounted on the piston 47) is a valve (61) for closing the hole (53B) serving for supply of hot water onto the brewing chamber closing surface (53A); the valve is opened under the action of hot water in the hot water supply chamber (55) thus establishing fluid medium communication between the hot water supply chamber (55) and the hot water supply hole (53B).

EFFECT: improvement of beverage preparation brewing module.

11 cl, 13 dwg

FIELD: food industry.

SUBSTANCE: one or more operation units (10) are provided; each of them contains a boiler, a pump, a heating element, an assembly (26) for flavouring substances extraction and espresso coffee beverage dosing including connected pipes. Each unit (10) is equipped with a system for control and adjustment of espresso coffee brewing parameters, in particular, water pressure.

EFFECT: method and coffee machine improvement.

10 cl, 4 dwg

FIELD: food industry.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to a method for beverage preparation in the beverage preparation machine with usage of a capsule containing a shell wherein tea leaves are placed. The method involves the following stages: a) water supply into the capsule for pouring tea leaves in the capsule shell, b) tea leaves wetting, c) water supply into the capsule till obtainment of the required volume of beverage supplied; water is continuously supplied into the capsule from the beginning of stage a) up to the end of stage b).

EFFECT: method improvement.

9 cl, 4 dwg

FIELD: personal use articles.

SUBSTANCE: invention group relates to extraction apparatus for preparation of beverages from extractible material contained in a capsule. The device for product retrieval from a capsule with extractible material or extract has the capsule adjoining surface and at least one perforating element projecting from the adjoining surface, such perforating element containing a perforating prick and/or perforating edge for perforating the capsule. According to the invention, the adjoining surface is at least partially determined by the flat sieve holder containing at least one throughput hole and the sieve installed on the sieve holder with adjoining across the whole surface and covering the throughput hole which ensures the possibility to retrieve the extraction product outgoing from the capsule through the said sieve, with the said extraction product outgaining from the capsule through the hole made by the said at least one perforating element.

EFFECT: invention enables improvement of the apparatus throughput capacities and simplify the design.

15 cl, 24 dwg

FIELD: food industry.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to a device for preparation of beverages from food ingredients supplied in a capsule into the device. The device (50) for preparation of a beverage from a food product in the capsule (24) by way of liquid supplying into the capsule (24) inserted into the device (50) includes a dispensing head (20) containing the first and the second closing elements (10a, 10b) limiting the cavity (25) for the capsule (24) placement and a closing mechanism (1) for actuation of at least one (10a) of the closing elements (10a, 10b) for ensuring their relative movement between the cavity (25) opened and closed positions with the capsule placed therein; the closing mechanism (1) contains blocking elements (13), a lever (21) and means (11) for force attenuation for the lever (21) motion conversion into relative movement of the closing elements (10a, 10b); the blocking elements (13) are represented by a pin-and-leverage mechanism connected to at least one of the closing elements (10a, 10b); the force attenuation means (11) are designed so that to enable change of transfer ratio in the closing mechanism (1) between the lever (21) and at least one (10a) of the closing elements (10a, 10b); the force attenuation means (11) contains a rocker mechanism (11a, E) including a groove (11a) connecting the lever (21) and a shoulder of (11b) the lever of the pin-and-leverage mechanism (13).

EFFECT: development of a device ensuring closing in a simpler way as well as allowing to reduce the lever angular way to perform opening/closing in a simpler way and with the help of as few manipulations as possible.

12 cl, 5 dwg

FIELD: personal use articles.

SUBSTANCE: group of inventions relates to a method and system for preparation of the specified quantity of beverage such as coffee using an extractable product contained inside a replaceable capsule as well as to a receptacle for such capsule retention for usage in the device for preparation of the specified quantity of beverage from the extractable product. According to the beverage preparation method, a replaceable capsule B (20) is created that contains the peripheral first wall (21), the second wall (22) and the third wall (23) that together confine the inner space (19) containing the extractable product. The second wall of the capsule is pierced with at least one blade (8). Through the pierced wall, a certain quantity of fluid medium is supplied under pressure into the capsule inner space The prepared beverage is released through the third wall of the capsule. The length of the said at least one blade is selected so that during fluid medium supply the shortest possible axial distance (D2) between the third wall and the said at least one blade accounts for less than 80% of the total axial length (L2) of the capsule.

EFFECT: design improvement.

10 cl, 4 dwg

FIELD: personal use articles.

SUBSTANCE: machine (1) is intended for the specified geographical market and for preparation of beverage through blending the first ingredient and the second ingredient. The machine includes the first container (10) and the second container (5), each of them intended for storage of one of the said ingredients or a package (1') containing such ingredient. The machine is designed so that the user can choose their quantity ratio of the first ingredient to the second ingredient anytime during the beverage preparation. The first and the second containers have the corresponding first and second regular volumes for storage of the corresponding ingredients and/or packages. The first and the second regular storage volumes of the containers have volume ratio equal to that of the corresponding regular volumes required for storage of the first and the second ingredients and/or packages containing them, the ingredients used for preparation of such beverage for the specified geographical market with estimated average quantity ratio.

EFFECT: design improvement.

18 cl, 2 dwg

FIELD: process engineering.

SUBSTANCE: device (1) to accommodate cartridge (2) with ingredient and ingredient extraction via feed of heated fluid via cartridge has cartridge seat (10) and fluid delivery means (50, 60, 61, 70, 80, 81) into said seat. Cartridge seat has opposed first support (20) and second support (30). Said first and second supports are designed to displace relative to each other from open position for fitting the cartridge in the seat or for extracting it from the seat to closed position to allow heated fluid flow through said cartridge. At least one support (20) of supports (20, 30) is fluid driven and displaced by fluid delivery means. Fluid delivery means are designed to increase pressure and to circulate unheated fluid to at least one support (20) for actuation and displacement of said one support (20) by unheated fluid circulation at pressure. Saud unheated fluid at pressure is forced from one support (20) via heater (70) to cartridge seat (10) for extraction of ingredient contained therein.

EFFECT: perfected design.

25 cl, 6 dwg

FIELD: transport, distribution.

SUBSTANCE: injection unit (6) for beverage preparation of consumable ingredients and liquid contains body (50) where following components are installed: injection chamber (100) to accommodate portion of ingredients with bottom (7) and top (52, 101) parts at least one of which is movably installed; swivel cam (51) and pusher (52) which is able to be translated and interacting with cam along inclined surfaces (61, 62) to close injection chamber (100). According to the invention, top part (52, 101) of injection chamber is installed with possibility to be translated in the body (50), and the cam (51) and the pusher (52) are movably connected with the mentioned top part (101) so that to provide opening and closing of injection chamber (100).

EFFECT: perfected design.

19 cl, 21 dwg

FIELD: personal use articles.

SUBSTANCE: feeding head for a machine for making drinks comprises a movable first part and a fixed second part. The first part is made with the possibility of displacement relative to the second part between the open position and the closed position. In the open position the first part is arranged with the possibility to load a capsule into the feeding head. In the closed position the first part and the second part are arranged with the possibility to retain the specified capsule in the distribution position. The feeding head additionally comprises an inlet punch and an outlet punch, which are aligned in the same direction and are made with the possibility of rotation relative to the fixed second part between the pulled-in position and punching position.

EFFECT: reduced dimensions of the punching mechanism.

44 cl, 19 dwg

FIELD: process engineering.

SUBSTANCE: method of producing capsule 1 containing drink ingredients to be forced into drink making device wherein fluid is forced into capsule to interact with ingredients and force prepared drink outward. Capsule comprises case 4 with sealing component 8 attached thereto. Proposed comprises step whereat at least one sealing material is injected onto the surface of said case 4 to produce sealing component 8 by injection moulding. Said component is tightly attached to case 4. Case inner space is filled with food ingredients and tightly closed by membrane 5.

EFFECT: better tightness, ease of use.

41 cl, 15 dwg

FIELD: personal use articles.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to a brewing device to prepare beverages or other food products from capsules, in particular, from disposable capsules. The brewing device comprises a brewing chamber with the first part and the second part capable of displacement relative to each other, besides, there is a seat for capsules in one of the parts. In this seat there is at least one perforator for capsule perforation. The first channel supplies a brewing fluid medium into the chamber, and the second channel provides for food product release from the brewing chamber. In the seat there is an alignment element for capsules, which may elastically move in axial direction and is equipped with a guiding and aligning surface for capsules facing the second of the brewing chamber parts. Besides, the aligning element is elastically loaded so that it partially protrudes from the seat while the brewing chamber is open, and may move inside the seat as the brewing chamber closes, besides, when the brewing chamber is closed with a capsule arranged inside, the aligning element is fully inserted inside the seat.

EFFECT: development of a new brewing device with a brewing chamber formed by two parts that may move relative to each other and a system that makes it possible to improve coaxiality of a capsule relative to a perforator or perforators and makes it possible to easier remove the capsule after brewing.

47 cl, 9 dwg

FIELD: personal use articles.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to household appliances. The machine for making coffee comprises a brewing group with the main body formed by the casing, limiting the space for the reverse movement of the brewing cylinder between the position of engagement with the packing piston for formation of the brewing chamber, and the position of decoupling with the packing piston to load a portion of ground coffee. And the brewing cylinder is rigidly supported by the rotating arm. It also comprises a tool of removable mutual coupling between the brewing cylinder and the arm, secured to take the said brewing cylinder out of the window of the body. And on the outer side of the said body there is additionally a means of moving the arm.

EFFECT: invention enables to simplify the device design concept and make it more compact and reliable.

15 cl, 8 dwg

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.

22 cl, 9 dwg

FIELD: personal use articles.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to the system 10, and also to the method of making beverages with an infusion method of the product contained in the package 1, and can be used in coffee machines of the ESPRESSO type. The system 10 comprises an infusion chamber 7, a locking device 60 including upper locking means 61 which are designed for selective prevention or providing access to the chamber 7 in its upper part, and the lower locking means 62 which are designed for selective receiving by the chamber 7 of the package 1 or providing the package 1 outlet from the chamber 7 under the action of gravity force. The position of the upper locking means 61 determines the position of the lower locking means 62 and vice versa.

EFFECT: increased reliability and simplification of the structure due to reducing the number of moving parts.

17 cl, 14 dwg

FIELD: food industry.

SUBSTANCE: cooking assembly contains an instillation station carrying out a rotary movement with a piston inserted into the station so that to enable sliding. A counter-piston interacts with the installation station and the piston so that to form the cooking chamber. Additionally provided for are cam elements for control of the installation station, piston and counter-piston motions. The installation station, piston and counter-piston may occupy relative to each other at least one position for loading the product for beverage preparation purposes, at least two various boiling positions (the two various volumes of the boiling chamber correspond to) and the position for used product discharge.

EFFECT: invention enables to enhance the design strength and reliability.

20 cl, 61 dwg

FIELD: personal use articles.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to improvements of brewing units for making beverages which use capsules, boxes, or other pre-packaged single portion packages, in particular for making coffee. The brewing unit comprises in combination: a support, a drawer which is, at least, a slot for single portion package, sliding relative to the said support and movable between the position of loading of the single portion package and the brewing position and the outputted element to supply water under pressure to the said single portion package. The brewing unit also comprises a lever to control the movement of the said drawer and mechanical connection between the said lever and the said outputted element. The lever action causes movement of the drawer from the loading position to the brewing position and presses the outputted element to the single portion package. The brewing unit is provided with a locking member blocking the single portion package in the brewing position, preventing it from movement in the direction of loading position when the said drawer is moved from the brewing position in the loading position. The said slot is partially restricted with a pair of swinging arms that move relative to the said drawer to enable disposal of the used single portion package from the said slot during movement of the drawer from the brewing position to the loading position.

EFFECT: automation of all operations performed by the operator after launch is provided.

28 cl, 21 dwg

FIELD: personal use articles.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to the field of preparation of beverages. The machine for preparing beverages with a brewing unit for preparing beverages for accommodation of the disposable capsule comprises a node of the capsule retention, designed for retention the capsule in the given position during insertion of the capsule under gravity in the brewing unit, and a water injection node for at least a partial closing the capsule and the water supply to the capsule. The part retaining the capsule forms the front part of the unit and is attached to the node of liquid injection with the ability to move along essentially a horizontal trajectory, while the water injection node is a rear fixed part of the unit. The machine for preparing beverage comprises a housing. One of these nodes of the brewing unit can be movable or slide telescopically out of this housing for insertion/removal of the capsule with the ingredient and to be placed in the housing to bring the brewing node in the position of the capsule extraction.

EFFECT: group of inventions enables to provide a proper seal to create the necessary conditions for extraction.

15 cl, 13 dwg

FIELD: personal use articles.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to the field of preparation of beverages. The plant for preparation of beverages implementing the claimed method is designed to complete the process of preparation of beverage by passing the flowing medium through at least one element comprising at least one ingredient of the beverage. And at least one element is designed for entering it and processing of different types of elements comprising the beverage ingredient, such as a pad, a cup, a capsule and a cartridge. The device additionally comprises a control means, a detection means for measuring at least one characteristic of the flow when the flowing medium flow is created, the memory tool for storing the group of the predetermined flow characteristics connected to different types of elements that contain a flow ingredient, and an injection device for injecting fluid. And the predetermined flow characteristics which are stored in the memory tool are characteristics of the operating point.

EFFECT: group of inventions enables to detect automatically an element comprising the beverage ingredient by creating the flowing medium flow through the element.

3 cl

Up!