Identification of capsules containing beverage ingredient
FIELD: personal use articles.
SUBSTANCE: invention relates to a beverage preparation system containing capsules (1) with a beverage ingredient with an identification element (6) as well as a beverage preparation device wherein such capsules are placed; the said device contains a contact means (8) for physical contact with the capsule identification element (6) for readout of information from it as well as a control means connected to the contact means and intended for control of the beverage preparation device operation (11) depending on information read out; the contact means (8) contains: at least one moving board (81) that mechanically contacts the capsule identification element (6) and a resilient support element (82), contacting the probe on one side and conjugated with an electronic circuit (9) on the other; the element of the resilient support element contacting the probe has a shape ensuring the possibility of deformation when the probe applies force to it, such deformation occurring partially crosswise to the direction of the force being applied.
EFFECT: design improvement.
13 cl, 9 dwg
The present invention relates to the identification of capsule device for making beverages.
In WO 2008/090122 described capsule ingredient of the beverage, provided with an identification element made with the possibility of physical contact with him outside to control operating parameters of the paired device for making beverages. The identification element is a hole or recess corresponding to the value of the binary code (0 or 1). Preferably, the identification element is not visible from the outside, as he closed covering means. Device for making beverages includes a movable probe that can penetrate, deform, move the covering means in those areas where there may be holes or depressions. The degree of displacement of the probe in contact with the hole or recess depends on the information on the capsule. Roaming the elastic probes are located at a distance from the electronic circuit means of the control device and selectively moved in contact with said electronic circuit, depending on their contact with grooves or holes. The contact probe and the electronic circuit is also expressed in binary code (0 or 1). Floating probe elastically removed from the electronic circuit by means of elastic support elements is NTA, paired with electronics, how to ensure the elasticity of the probe, allowing him to return to non-contact position, and for protection of electronic circuits from moisture generated by the capsule. Elastic supporting element may be an elastomer, preferably silicone element. The probes can consist of needles, which is embedded or inserted into the slot of the support element. Controls can be configured to control, after reading the information, the conditions of preparation of the beverage, such as, for example, the temperature of the fluid supplied to the inside of the capsule.
Typically, the identity element is moved and pressed against the probe manually, when the user closes the capsule compartment after placing inside the capsule. When using the above capsules and devices, it was observed that for transmission of the information contained on the identification element of the capsules requires a different effort, depending on whether such item many holes or not (or many holes or not). If the identity element capsule is a surface with multiple holes or multiple holes, depending on the configuration with holes or recesses, for reading all of this information requires the I a considerable effort, moreover, during the identification process identification element capsules can sometimes bend. If the identification element capsule is a surface with many holes or more recesses, the force applied to the same element may be less than, however, despite the weaker force the device must recognize all such holes or no holes.
The solution, therefore, is to provide a device capable of reading the identification element of the capsule, representing a surface with many holes (or several holes), or the multi-hole (or multiple holes) in order to avoid reading errors in a particular case.
The solution for another problem lies in the fact that the identity element of the capsules could make a considerable effort, not causing it to bend.
According to the first aspect of the invention relates to the preparation of beverages containing capsules ingredient of the beverage, provided with an identification element, and a device for making beverages, in which is placed the capsule, the said device comprises contact means for physical contact with an identification element to paly order to read out the data and control means connected to the contact means and designed to control the operation of the device for the preparation of drinks depending on the read information, contact means include:
at least one movable probe, which is mechanically in contact with the identification element of the capsule,
elastic supporting element, one side in contact with the probe, and the other side coupled with the electronic circuitry,
and part of the elastic support element in contact with the probe, has the following form, which allows it to deform when the probe applies to her stress, deformation occurs partially transverse to the direction of the effort.
In the system of the present invention, the capsule is provided with an identification element made with the possibility of physical contact with him outside.
Therefore, the information in the identity elements encoded structure (unlike visual barcode). More precisely, the identification element can contain many specific local receivers of the contact surface, each of which allows you to choose between two different levels of the surface, which correspond, depending on whether you have installed the contact with an external element of the probe or not, the value of the binary code(0 or 1). The surface level may correspond to, for example, different depth or height set of local recesses/holes or protruding elements. One of the options for the implementation uses the first and second pin receivers. The first contact receivers can be holes or recesses of the same depth, while the second pin receivers are holes or grooves of less depth or, alternatively, filled or have a small relief. One of the possible options, the first contact receivers are prominent elements of the same height, while the second pin receivers are protruding elements greater height. Preferably, the identification element is not visible from the outside and is closed as long as he is not physically come in contact with the paired shumovymi means of a device for making beverages. For this identification element may be closed outside of the covering means, and covering means and/or identification element is made with the possibility of transferring them from the hidden state to the identification of reading, for example, due to their penetration, deformation, displacement shumovymi means associated device for making beverages. Preferably, the identification element is encoded PU is eat modulation structure of the surface of the front side of the capsule, for example, due to the presence of holes or recesses on the ID surface of the capsule. Identification the surface of the capsules can be sheltered offset, deformable or polivaemoy membrane, for example a layer of plastic, a layer of aluminum or laminated structure made of plastic and aluminum. Coating, thus, made with the possibility of selective punching outside or deformation of the parts overlapping the indentations or holes. On the other hand, the covering can withstand at least some penetration or deformation due to those areas that do not overlap with grooves or holes. Also, alternatively, the coating may remain unchanged, but it can be done manipulation (e.g., the offset) with identity element for translation capsules from identificazione-closed position in identificazione-readable position.
In a preferred variant implementation of the identification element can be formed before the part of the membrane of the capsule, which is paired with a bowl-shaped body of the capsule, for the demarcation of the cavity containing the ingredients to make the drink. The identification element may be an integral part of the membrane. For example, the membrane may be made of molded plastic, which is molded the identification means. To limit the space required for the detection system, numerous specific contact receivers can be located in a nonlinear manner on the front side of the membrane. For example, the receivers may be arranged in the form of, essentially, polygonal, star-shaped or curved shape or incorrect, essentially, a closed figure, covering the surface of the membrane.
According to the invention a device for making beverages intended for use with the above-mentioned capsule containing an ingredient of the drink. Device for making beverages come by means of physical contact with the capsule order to read information from. In addition, the device for making beverages provided with control means which are connected to the contact means and designed to control operating parameters of the device for the preparation of drinks depending on the read information.
Contact means include at least one movable probe, which is mechanically in contact with the identification element of the capsule. Controls originally equipped with at least one probe for detecting identification information, depending on the degree of displacement of the probe in touch with the identification element of the capsule. In h is particularly at least one movable probe is elastically away from the electronic circuit controls and selectively moved to contact with the electronic circuit depending on its contact with the capsule, and the contact of the probe and the electronic circuit corresponds to a value of binary code (0 or 1), and the absence of contact between the probe and an electronic circuit corresponds to a different value of the binary code.
Probes may also consist of the needle base. The base preferably is based on an elastic supporting element. The tip of the probe may be aimed at tearing the cover located above the identity element. Contact contain many identical movable needles in contact with many specific local receivers capsules. Usually, at least one movable probe is a needle. Preferably, the needle has a beveled sharp end. This arrangement simplifies the perforation coverage when disclosing the identity of the element.
Contact products also contain elastic supporting element, one side contacting at least one probe and the other side coupled with the electronic circuitry. Such an elastic supporting element provides the elasticity of the probe and allows him to return to bescenta which you can position and to protect the electronic circuitry from moisture, coming from the capsule. Elastic supporting element may be, for example, elastomeric element, preferably made of EPDM rubber (ethylene-propylene-diene copolymer). Since the elastic supporting element on one side is connected with the electronic circuitry, the offset of the probe may occur in such a way that it selectively opened mated contact of the electronic circuit controls. In order to significantly reduce the size of the identification system, electronic identification scheme can be printed electronic circuit. Printing the electrode Assembly may have a width of only a few millimeters and take up very little space in the device next to the body of the capsule. For example, the thickness of the printed electronic circuit is from 0.5 to 3 mm Printed electronic circuit contains, for example, the set of printed circuits which are selectively closed and opened by multiple probes for the implementation of the encoding.
According to the invention the part of the elastic support element in contact with the probe, has the following form, which allows it to deform when the probe applies to her stress, deformation occurs partially transverse to the direction of the effort. Preferably the portion of the elastic support element in contact with the probe, is so shaped that when the probe of prikladyvat the t for her effort it is, first, deformed longitudinal force applied to the probe, and secondly, is deformed transversely to the direction of the effort.
Due to this partially transverse deformation of the elastic part of the support element in contact with the probe through the probe to the elastic support member may be applied considerable effort, without causing bending of the identification element capsules: actually, the more force, the greater the transverse deformation of the elastic support element. These transverse deformation DAMPS part of efforts to prevent bending of the identification element of the capsule.
In the case of application of a smaller force to the elastic supporting element, since it has more holes (or less holes), then part of the elastic support element facing in the direction where there are no holes (or are deepening), are deformed by the force, at least longitudinally, in the direction of application of force so that they are in contact with the electronic circuit.
If the contact means of the device contain multiple probes, then each part of the elastic support element in contact with each probe has the same shape, allowing it to partially deform the cross.
The preferred option is sushestvennee side part of the elastic support element, contacting the probe has the shape of a hollow cylinder, and the other side of the mentioned part of the elastic support element, coupled with the electronic circuit that has a cone shape. Preferably the elastic supporting element is plate:
from which the hollow cylinder acts on the part of the elastic support element in contact with the probe, and
which the cone of curves on the other hand, the elastic support element, which is coupled with the electronic circuitry. Preferably, the cone and hollow cylinder were mounted on the plate so that they could easily take its original shape and position immediately after the cessation of exposure to the effort. Therefore, at the junction of the hollow cylinder and cone plate is preferably inclined or declined in the direction of the hollow cylinder.
Usually the contact means are electrically conductive means located between the elastic supporting element and an electronic circuit. Electrically conductive means may contain discrete conductive parts still attached to the layer located between the elastic supporting element and an electronic circuit. Discrete conductive parts are preferably fixedly mounted on the surface of the layer facing the electronic circuit, more preferably discrete conductive part of the education is received in the side areas of the electronic circuit, which can be short-circuited.
In the first embodiment of implementation of the layer made of elastomeric material, preferably silicone or EPDM rubber, and a conductive part made of graphite. The advantage of this layer is that it protects the electronic circuitry from humidity, which can be created in the capsule.
According to the second variant of implementation, the layer is a film of discrete electrically conductive portion deposited on said film, and between the elastic supporting member and the layer placed a layer of waterproof material. According to the second variant of realization of the film may be a conventional plastic film, in which in the end is a few small holes for the passage of air through them. The layer of waterproof material may be selected from a number of laminated structures consisting of PET/aluminum/polypropylene, polyethylene/polyvinyl alcohol/polypropylene, PET/metalized layer/polypropylene, aluminum/polypropylene.
Control means configured to control, after reading the information, the conditions of preparation of the beverage, such as, for example, the temperature of the fluid supplied to the inside of the capsule. The contact means can contain many moving needles, placed in a certain order, which mechanism is Cesky, selectively come into contact with certain local receivers on the surface of the capsule. Controls can be configured to determine identification information for the expense of a certain displacement of the needle relative to the capsule. Preferably the control means is arranged to control the temperature of the beverage and/or the brewing time is given read information. In particular, the control means is arranged to change the settings of water temperature, flow, and/or time brewing a variety of tea drinks from capsules containing the ingredients of the tea leaves with different characteristics and/or origin.
Device for the preparation of drinks can be made with tea, coffee and/or drinks.
Brief description of drawings
The features and advantages of the invention will become clearer after reading the attached figures, where:
in Fig.1 shows a schematic view of the system of the present invention, intended for reading identification information from a capsule containing an ingredient of the beverage;
in Fig.2 shows a printed circuit Board, which can be paired with shumovymi funds;
in figures 3 and 4 show views in perspective, front and back elastic support element, the use of which has been created in the system of the present invention;
in figures 5A, 5b, 5C, 5d shows how the elastic deformation of the support element in the case of annexes effort on the part of the probe;
in Fig.6 shows a corresponding perspective view from the front of the elastic support element according to Fig.4 paired with him conductive means.
In General, one aspect of the present invention, the device 11 for the preparation of drinks intended for preparation of a beverage from the capsule 1, placed in a certain position for the beverage in the device 11 for the preparation of drinks. As shown in Fig.1, the capsule has a special compartment, which contains the 5 ingredients of the drink. The liquid 3, the adjustable unit 10 of the control device 11 for the preparation of drinks, served in a capsule 1 to interact with her 5 ingredients. As a result of interaction device 11 preparation of drinks can get, for example to prepare, drink or nutritional liquid. Typically, the interaction between the liquid 3 and 5 ingredients is by brewing, mixing, extraction, dissolution, etc., In compartment for beverages can fit different ingredients, and in the capsule can occur in different types of interaction. The system shown in Fig.1, provided with means for retrieving (reading) identifying information with apsule 1 to transfer the received identification information to the control block 10 thus, to block 10 control can control following the cooking cycle, the device 11 for the preparation of drinks depending on the read identification information. The identification information may relate to the parameters of the capsule and/or ingredients. Capsule 1 according to the present invention provided with an identification element 6, which contains, in coded form, the identification information. Preferably, the information is encoded by modulating the structure of the front surface of the capsule 1, for example a hole or recess is one certain logical value (for example, "0", while another surface condition (no holes or no holes") can represent different logical value (for example, "1"). Preferably, the identification element 6 is located on the capsule 1 in such a way that it was closed and usually was not visible from the outside. For these purposes may be coated 7 for identification of the element 6. Floor 7 of the identification element is used for aesthetic and/or protective purposes. Floor 7 and the identification element 6 are parts of the capsule and positioned so that the first identification number was in a protected condition. The contact means 8 devices for making beverages mo is ut to manipulate a covering by means of the system/identification element so to a covering means system/identification element of the system was transferred from a hidden position reading where dubovie funds can be read visually or by mechanical contact information encoded in the identity element. Manipulation can be carried out in respect of the identification element 6 and/or sealing means 7. Preferably the coating 7 has only the function of full shelter until then, had not yet begun the process definition. In parallel with the process of determining, as will be discussed below, the coating 7 may be, for example, at least partially, removed, displaced, deformed or ruptured. As a variant, during the reading process, the coating is rejected for tracking contours of the surface of the identification element, located on the underside of the cover. For these purposes may be used a flexible covering 7, which may deviate from the outside to read the surface structure of the identification element 6, which is located under the floor 7. The device 11 for the preparation of drinks include contact means 8, which are designed for reading information encoded by modulation of the surface structure of the identification element 6. Preferably this determination is made by physical what about the mechanical contact. For these purposes, the contact means 8 preferably contain many moving needle 81, which during the process of reading information slants identification of item 6 of the capsule 1. Depending on the specific form of the surface structure of the identification element 6 in the contact area between the needle 81 and the identification element 6 needle 81, respectively, can more or less move in the direction of the capsule 1.
Needle 81 is isolated from the circuit Board 9 electronic circuit by means of the elastic support element 82, preferably made of a layer of insulating material, such as, for example, silicone. Therefore, this element 82 provides the necessary deflecting force to slightly flatten needle 81 to the capsule and, ultimately, to punch or deform any floor above the identity element of the capsule. Each needle 81 can have a flange 83 in contact with a part of the support element 82. The needle is preferably stiffer elastic support element 82. Needles can be made of metal or hard plastic. The relative displacement of the needle 81 is transmitted to the elastic support element 82 in contact with its front side with needle 81. Back elastic support element 82 is associated with an electronic circuit 9. So the WMD mechanical displacement of the needle is converted into electronic signals. Then formed in a similar way electronic signals definitions are processed by the control block 10. After that, the control block 10 sets, as a function of the identification information read from the capsule, the parameters of the process of preparing a beverage, such as, for example, (list incomplete) flow rate and the temperature of the liquid 3, and the duration of interaction, etc.
In the position shown in Fig.1, only one is depicted needle 81 is turned in the direction of the hole 61 of the identification element 6. Therefore, during the reading of this particular needle is pushed back and, therefore, does not activate the electric microswitches made with the ability to selectively create an electric circuit, certain sections of the PCB 9. In turn, the other three needles are not facing the holes of the identification element 6 and can not go deep into the surface structure of the identification element 6, so they are slightly pushed back (to the left, in the middle of Fig.1), adjoining flanges 83 with parts of the elastic support element 82 of silicone material and activating (i.e., translating the on position) electrically conductive micro-switch in the direction of the printed circuit Board 9. For this purpose, electrically conductive means 12, 121 may be inserted between the other support element 82 and the circuit Board 9, that allows you to selectively create some short circuit on the printed circuit Board 9, a certain short circuit corresponds to the closed position of the switch. In Fig.1 is similar to the electrically conductive means is a layer 12, for example, from silicone and conductive elements 121 are located on the surface of the mentioned layer 12 facing the printed circuit Board 9, in places opposite the deformable parts of the elastic support element 82 and PCB areas 9, which can be shorted.
In Fig.2 printed circuit Board 9 is shown more detalizirovano. Reference numbers 91 marked the areas that can be selectively shorted.
In Fig.3 shows the elastic supporting element 82, which may be implemented according to the present invention. Such an elastic supporting element 82 is a flat plate 823 of elastic material with six parts that are located on its side 821, which may come into contact with shumovymi means and interfaced with the electronic circuit 9 with the other hand. All items are located on this side of the 821 able to get in touch with shumovymi means have the form of a hollow cylinder 822, protruding from the plate 823 elastic support element. The cylinder diameter is usually chosen based on the size of the flange 82 of the needle 81 so that the needle could distribute the stress is around the edge of the hollow cylinder 822.
In Fig.4 shows another side 824 of the same elastic support element 82. On this side, all six parts that can be connected with the electronic circuit 9, are in the shape of a cone 825, vygotovo in a flat plate 823 of elastic material. Holes 826 at the corners of the flat plate 823 and 827 side edges of the plate 823 allows mounting of the elastic supporting element 82 to the side of the device, which is placed an identification element of the capsule.
In Fig.6 shows the position of the discrete conductive elements 121 located between the elastic supporting member 82 and an electronic circuit. Moving cones 825 moves such conductive elements 121 and the contact area of the electronic circuit that can be shorted. Similar to the discrete conductive parts 121 fixedly mounted on the layer 12 (shown in dashed lines), located between the elastic supporting member 82 and an electronic circuit; discrete conductive portion fixedly mounted on the surface of the layer facing the electronic circuit so that they could come into contact with the electronic circuit.
In figures 5A, 5b, 5C and 5d shows a longitudinal cross section of the elastic support element 82, explaining how one of the six parts of the elastic support element in contact with the probe, deformable is carried out after application of force to the probe 81.
In Fig.5A elastic supporting element is shown in the resting position: side 821 facing supovyh means, a hollow cylinder 822, protruding from the flat plate 823 elastic support element is not in contact with shumovymi means, which needle 81 with the flange 83. On the other hand 824 facing the conductive layer 12, the cone 825 not presses the conductive layer 12, 121 to the circuit Board 9.
In Fig.5b shows the elastic supporting element at the moment of contact with shumovymi means 81, when mentioned dubovie funds begin to come into contact with the identification element 6, covered by the cover 7. This figure dubovie means 81 is turned in the direction of the hole 61 of the identification element 6. Thanks to the sharp end 811 tip supovyh means 81 to pierce the cover 7 over the hole 61 requires only a small effort in addition to moving the ID of the element 6 from right to left. The efforts of f at the extreme ends of the hollow cylinder 822 enough to elastic deformation of the support element.
In Fig.5C shows the elastic supporting element at the moment of contact with shumovymi means 81, when mentioned dubovie means 81 is not facing the hole 61 in the ID element 6. The movement of the identification element 6 from right to left creates a force F1, which is more effort f in Fig.5b. This force F1causes longitudinal movement of the cone 825, which pushes the layer 12 with its conductive elements 121 to the circuit Board 9 at the regional level 91, which closes shorts, after which it can be made electrical contact to the circuit Board 9.
In Fig.5d shows the elastic supporting element at the moment of contact with shumovymi means 81, when mentioned dubovie means 81 of the probe is not directed towards the openings 61 in the ID element 6 and when the elastic supporting element 82 is necessary to make a considerable effort F2for example, if the identification feature has a few holes. Such a significant force F2deforms the hollow cylinder 822 cross. Therefore, unlike the prior art, the elastic support element does not need to withstand the force, and folding the identity element does not occur.
It should be noted that in the rest position, i.e. when efforts to elastic supporting element 82 is not applied (as shown in figures 5A and 5b), in connection 827 hollow cylinder 822 cone 825, the plate is tilted in the direction of the hollow cylinder. Due to this inclination, after the force F1F2applied to the elastic support element 82 (as shown in figures 5A and 5b), precrushed is, the cone immediately returns to the rest position shown in Fig.5A.
The invention can be applied to the identification element capsules considerable force without bending due to the scattering part of the efforts in the direction transverse to the direction of application of force.
1. The system of preparation of beverages containing capsule (1) with the ingredients of the drink, containing the identity element (6), and device for preparing drinks for the reception of the above-mentioned capsules containing:
means (8) contact made with the possibility of physical contact with an identification element (6) capsules for reading information, and
management tool, coupled with a means of contact and configured to control operation of the device (11) for the preparation of drinks on the basis of the read information,
means (8) contact contains:
at least one shifting rod (81) is made with the possibility of mechanical contact with an identification element (6) capsules
elastic supporting element (82), one side of which is in contact with the probe, and the other side is interfaced with the electronic circuit (9),
and part of the elastic support element, one side of which is in contact with the probe, and the other side is interfaced with the electronic circuit that has a shape that provides the e deformation at Annex effort on the part of the probe, the strain has the direction of efforts in this
the side part of the elastic support element in contact with the probe, has the shape of a hollow cylinder, and the other side of the mentioned part of the elastic support element, coupled with the electronic circuit that has a cone shape.
2. The system under item 1, in which a portion of the elastic support element, one side of which is in contact with the probe, shaped upon her efforts on the part of the probe, deformation, longitudinal force applied by the probe, and deformation, transverse to the direction of the effort.
3. The system under item 1 or 2, in which the elastic supporting element (82) is made of elastomeric material.
4. The system under item 3, in which the elastic supporting element is made of silicone or EPDM rubber.
5. The system under item 4, in which the elastic supporting member is a plate that contains:
curved hollow cylinder protruding from the side of the elastic support element in contact with the probe, and
curved cone on the other side of the elastic support element, which is coupled with the electronic circuitry.
6. The system under item 1, in which the means of contact contain discrete conductive elements (121), still attached to the layer (12), located between the elastic supporting element (82) and electric is authorized by the scheme (9).
7. The system under item 6, in which the discrete conductive elements (121) fixedly mounted on the side of the layer (12) facing the electronic circuit (9).
8. The system under item 7, in which discrete conductive element (121) is facing areas (91) of the electronic circuit (9) is made with the possibility of a short circuit.
9. System according to any one of paragraphs.6-8, in which the layer (12) made of elastomeric material, preferably silicone or EPDM rubber, and conductive elements (12) are made of graphite.
10. System according to any one of paragraphs.6-8, in which the layer (12) is a film, and discrete conductive elements (121) printed on the film, between the elastic supporting element (82) and a layer (12) is placed a layer of waterproof material.
11. The system under item 1, in which the device comprises means (8) control containing at least one probe (81) for detecting identification information depending on the degree of displacement of the probe in contact with the capsule (1).
12. The system under item 1, in which at least one shifting rod (81) and part of the elastic support element (82) associated with the said probe is configured to selectively move depending on the contact of the probe with the capsule and selective contact with the adjacent electronic circuit, and the contact m is waiting for the probe, the associated elastic element and the adjacent electronic circuit matches the specified value in binary code (0 or 1), and the absence of contact between the probe, the associated elastic element and the adjacent electronic circuit corresponds to another set value in binary code (1 or 0).
13. The system under item 1, in which the tool contact contains many identical shift needles made with the possibility of contact with many set occupying a specific location contact receivers capsules.
FIELD: process engineering.
SUBSTANCE: proposed device comprises sealing unit (1) to house capsule (51) with stock for extraction. Said sealing unit (1) comprises first part and second part displacing relative to first one. It differs from known designs in that said first and second parts make the outlet (3) for discharge of extraction products from capsule (51). Sealing system for said device differs in that seal (61, 62) comprises at least one peripheral sealing edge abutting on capsule surface in line or strip to press capsule wall to capsule contents. Sealing edge extends inward towards extraction fluid inlet to make extraction fluid pressure press said sealing edge against said capsule.
EFFECT: perfected design.
14 cl, 15 dwg
FIELD: food industry.
SUBSTANCE: system for beverage preparation with usage of a product being extracted contains a replaceable capsule, a device containing a receptacle socket for the replaceable capsule retaining and a device for fluid medium output into the capsule under pressure. The capsule contains a rigid peripheral wall, a bottom, covering the peripheral wall at the first end, and a covering element covering the peripheral wall at the second end. The wall, the bottom and the covering element limit the inner space containing the product being extracted. The bottom contains an input zone. The device for the fluid medium output is designed so that to communicate (via the fluid medium) with the input zone for the fluid medium supplying into the beverage preparation product being extracted. The covering element contains an output zone. The system contains an output that, during usage, communicates with the output zone via the fluid medium. The receptacle socket is designed so that to enable the beverage output from the replaceable capsule through the output zone containing a filter layer represented by a layer of a non-woven and/or woven fibrous material and containing at least one first area where the non-woven and/or woven fibrous material is sealed for prevention of liquid output through the said area and multiple second areas where the non-woven and/or woven fibrous material is not sealed for ensuring the liquid output through the said area.
EFFECT: beverage quality enhancement.
23 cl, 4 dwg
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
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: 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.