Capsule for preparing food product at high pressure in device for preparing food products

FIELD: personal use articles.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to a capsule for dispensing the food product by injecting the pressurised fluid into a capsule which is placed in a container of the device for preparing a food product. The capsule comprises a chamber for ingredients formed by side walls, a flexible lower wall and an upper wall. The device for dispensing a beverage has a dispensing opening extending through the lower wall, and comprises a pressure-maintaining element for dissolution and/or extraction in the chamber for mixing with the injected fluid with the ingredient, located next to the flexible lower wall outside the chamber. The pressure-maintaining element comprises at least one protrusion. The protrusion is aligned with the dispensing opening so that it is located in the corresponding opening and restricts its section when the fluid is injected into the chamber, pressures on the flexible lower wall and moves the said flexible lower wall in the direction of the pressure-maintaining means.

EFFECT: invention provides the ability to control the flow coming out of the capsule with the maintenance of constant pressure in the capsule.

12 cl, 3 dwg

 

The technical field to which the invention relates

The present invention relates to a capsule for the preparation of food products such as beverages coffee type, requiring the use of high pressure fluid injected into the capsule for the extraction and/or dissolution of the product.

The level of technology

The remainder of this description the invention will be discussed with reference to the preparation of drinks, particularly coffee. Meanwhile, it should not be construed as limiting the scope of the present description of the invention and the claims. The present invention generally is directed to the preparation of any food or nutritious foods that can be prepared by injecting liquid in the capsule or container in the device for cooking food associated with the injection of a fluid under high pressure into the capsule for the extraction or dissolution of ingredients. Among such food or nutritional product can, for example, include instant coffee and/or powder the roasted and ground coffee beans, dairy products such as reconstituted milk, baby milk, soups, ice cream, chocolate products, tea or infusions, semi-liquid or liquid desserts.

Capsules containing a substance �La the preparation of beverages, such as coffee, by extraction or mixing under high pressure, is well known, in particular from the field of preparing espresso or cooking of instant coffee, and are of particular interest from a hygienic point of view but also from the point of view of ensuring product freshness. Another advantage of such systems are ease of use and ease of preparation.

The capsule can be closed capsules, exposed in the camera quality for injection of water and an opening for discharging liquid at a certain threshold pressure due to the tearing of the surface of the capsule, in contact with clean items. As an option, can be used capsules containing the inlet port for the fluid and/or outlet openings for the product, which previously performed at the time of placement by the user of the capsule in the device for preparing a food product.

Water is typically injected through the perforated holes made in the capsule with the aid of needles or spikes. An example of an extraction system of this type is described in document EP 0512470 B1 or in EP 0870457. As another alternative solution, the capsules can be own otkuporivanie means for tearing the film of the capsule or membrane and thereby release fluid�Guo extract when reaching a threshold pressure inside the capsule.

The capsules may also be water-permeable filtration chambers type or, alternatively, poluvagonami chambers containing filter element.

In any case, the pressure inside the chamber is the main source for creating foam into soluble products and to create a cream or cream powder the roasted and ground coffee. It is also the main source for creating creams in the ground coffee extract. The cream is very important for consumers, because it provides a controlled release of flavor and individual taste.

Know the use of miscible substances (soluble or water-dispersible substances) and substances that are extracted under pressure, in the same device to obtain a wider range of drinks. For example, in one and the same device from the capsules with ground coffee you can prepare espresso and cappuccino.

The conditions of injection, mixing or wetting have a significant impact on the quality of the prepared beverage. Depending on whether you are using a substance that is compressed in the capsule after grinding, or, conversely, a substance soluble or dispersible in a liquid, for example, soluble coffee of a substance or a substance based on milk, such as cappuccino or the like, a method of blood circulation attention: t�and water in the capsule is affecting the extraction or mixing, consequently, on the final quality of the beverage.

So a product like coffee, should dissolve or dispergiermittel quickly and completely, preferably forming a foam of a certain consistency. For recoverable products, such as ground coffee, optimum wetting conditions differ. The product should be thoroughly soaked to optimize the contact area of water/coffee without creating preferred routes for the passage of water through the coffee mass. Creating preferred routes pass through the coffee mass can lead to a sharp increase in pressure, and consequently, a too rapid release of the extract, despite the lack of extraction time, resulting in some of the coffee is not properly wetted.

And in document EP 1500358 A1 and in EP 1510159 A1 describes a capsule for dispensing a food product by injection of a liquid under pressure into the capsule after the capsule in the capacity of the device for preparing a food product. None of these capsules do not allows you to control the flow of dispensed beverage, as well as can't manage the pressure inside the compartment of the capsule after opening the capsule.

There is a need in the capsule in which the product stream emerging from the outlet of the capsule after opening the capsule, can pack�ablate thus, to the pressure inside the capsule remained unchanged throughout the entire cycle of extraction and/or dissolution, ensuring proper distribution of the product.

Disclosure of the invention

The above problems are solved in the present invention by means of a capsule for dispensing a food product by injection of a fluid medium under pressure into the capsule, when it is placed in the capacity of the device for preparing a food product, wherein the capsule comprises a chamber formed by side walls of the capsule, a flexible bottom wall, and an optional top wall, and the chamber contains at least one ingredient dissolved and/or extracted injected the fluid, and a device for dispensing a beverage having at least one dispensing opening extending through the bottom wall, wherein the device for beverage dispensing element further comprises a pressure maintenance, allowing you to maintain a set pressure for the dissolution and/or extraction in the chamber for mixing of the injected fluid with the ingredient, and an element of maintaining the pressure comprises at least one protrusion that is aligned with the at least one dispensing opening so that the ledge was located in the aligned hole and restricted �th section, at least in that moment, when fluid is injected into the chamber of the capsule, presses the bottom of the diaphragm moves the diaphragm in the direction means of maintaining pressure.

The term "aligned" means that the axis of symmetry of the protrusion is essentially aligned with the center of the distributing holes.

By limiting, but not complete overlap of the outlet of the capsule ensures product yield, simultaneously, inside the chamber is maintained sufficiently high pressure, allowing proper wetting, solubilizing, foaming and/or extraction of the substance inside the capsule.

Preferably, the element pressure maintenance is an integral extension of the bottom wall of the capsule. Under the continuation is understood that, despite the fact that it is a separate functional element of the capsule, the continuation can be permanently molded together with the walls of the capsule, especially with the bottom wall of the capsule and, therefore, is structurally associated with the latter.

According to one of specific embodiments of the invention the shape of the radial section, at least one projection on the element to maintain the pressure differs from the shape of its corresponding hole. As a variant or as a complement, at least one projection on the element� pressure maintenance has in General, longitudinal profile, such that its radial cross section generally increases from the top to the bottom.

In the latter case, if the radial cross-section of the ledge, in General, increases from the apex to the base, the protrusion is preferably, in General, can have one of the following forms: hemispherical, truncated hemispherical, elliptical-parabolic, conical, in the form of a thorn, multi-faceted, for example, tetrahedral, truncated tetrahedral, conical, truncated conical, pyramidal, truncated pyramidal or a combination of them. Of course, a valid and, subject to observance of the principle of increasing radial cross section from the top to the bottom.

This form ensures that the product, such as coffee, extracted and/or dissolved coffee inside the camera, may extend from the capsule through the dispensing openings in the bottom wall of the capsule, as well as that of the distributing holes will not be completely blocked by the relevant tabs.

During extraction and/or dissolution, as the injected fluid is injected into the chamber of the capsule, the pressure within said chamber is increased, pressing the bottom wall of the capsule in the direction means of maintaining pressure so that the distributing holes of the lower wall of partially sacrava�again ledges. The distance between the bottom membrane and the means to maintain the pressure, especially at the base of the projections is selected so that when the maximum pressure inside the capsule deformation of the lower membrane did not reach the point at which the blocking of the transfer holes.

Preferably, the radial cross-section at the base of the protrusions does not exceed the diameter of the respective dispensing openings, and the distance between the specified base of the ledge and the bottom membrane of the capsule, when the maximum deformation of the specified bottom of the membrane, is more than 0.1 mm, more preferably more than 0.2 mm. Open area for the output of the product can be adjusted taking into account the viscosity of the product, and depending on the pressure required for this type of product. For example, the pressure can be pre-adjusted to create this type of foam that is preferred by the consumers of a particular product based on milk. For example, the foam/emulsion with a smooth creamy texture consisting of small bubbles in the milk foam can be obtained by reducing the open area to a distance of preferably less than 1.0 mm.

In any case, if the radial cross-section at the base of the projections to be greater than the diameter of the corresponding transfer holes, then the point of maximum deformation nor�her membrane capsules should be chosen in such a way, make sure none of these transfer holes of the membrane are not blocked with a corresponding protrusion when the maximum amount of pressure inside the capsule.

According to a preferred embodiment of the present invention, the element of maintaining the pressure comprises at least one pad located near the specified at least one protrusion, the height of the specified pads is less than or equal to the specified height of the ledge so that if you move the lower wall under the action of pressure of the fluid inside the capsule bottom wall of the capsule was kept at some distance from the base of the ledge, and the specified diameter of the hole was more radial sections of the corresponding ledge.

The first alternative embodiment, the specified at least one dispensing hole pre-runs in the bottom wall of the capsule at the time of placement of the capsule in the device for use.

According to the second alternative embodiment, the specified at least one hole is created in the bottom wall of the capsule within the account:

local dissolution of the lower wall of the capsule under the effect of the temperature of the injected fluid when this fluid interacts with the inner surface of the lower walls�and, and/or as a result of chemical reactions between the material of the lower wall and the injected fluid, and/or

- the impact pressure of the fluid inside the chamber of the capsule, on a given region of the lower wall, which was previously broken, but is in a closed position and is opened after local deformation of the lower wall, which is either a weakened area of the lower wall, and/or

- action mechanical means on the exterior of the capsule, on the bottom wall of the capsule.

Brief description of the drawings

Additional features and advantages of the present invention will be described and will become apparent from the description of the preferred at the moment of embodiments of the invention presented below with reference to the drawings.

Fig.1 shows a schematic side view partly in section of a capsule according to the invention, placed in the capsule holder;

Fig.2 is a schematic side view in section of an alternative embodiment of the capsule of Fig.1;

Fig.3 is a schematic enlarged side view of means to maintain the pressure according to the invention.

The implementation of the invention

Fig.1 shows a first variant implementation of the invention in which the capsule 1 is suitable for dispensing a food product by injection of a fluid medium under pressure �through the needle 2 into the capsule after the capsule into the container in the device for preparing a food product (not shown). The capsule 1 comprises a chamber 3 formed by the side wall 4 of the capsule, a flexible bottom wall 5 and top wall 6.

In the chamber 3 is the mass of powder the roasted and ground coffee 7 extracted using injected under pressure of the fluid. Weight coffee 7 is enclosed in the chamber 3 between the bottom wall 5 of the capsule and the filter wall 8, which is parallel to, but some distance below the upper wall 6 of the capsule. Such a filter wall 8 has at least two advantages: it breaks the stream of water coming out of the injection needle 2, slowing water velocity, and also supports the coffee powder 7 in a compressed state so that the coffee mass was kept together and so that the water injected into the chamber of the capsule has dispersed the powder inside the capsule, which is highly undesirable.

As shown in Fig.1, the capsule 1 further comprises a device for dispensing beverage with many transfer holes 9 made in the bottom wall 5.

The capsule further comprises an element 10 to maintain the pressure, which is part of the lower wall 5, but located outside of the chamber 3.

The specified element 10 to maintain the pressure contains many protrusions 11 that is aligned with the dispensing openings 9 so that each protrusion 11 �fodil into the corresponding hole 9 and restricted its cross section, at least in that moment, when the injected fluid within the chamber 3 capsules presses the bottom membrane 5, and moves the specified membrane in the direction of means 10 to maintain the pressure.

As shown in Fig.1, the means of pressure maintenance are a continuation of the walls of the capsule from the bottom of the lower wall 5 of the capsule.

As shown in Fig.1, the capsule is in the holder 12 of the capsule. Such holders are well known in the art and therefore, in the present application in more detail will not be considered.

Element 10 maintaining the pressure further comprises a dispensing orifice in the form of a funnel 13, through which can pass the product prepared inside the chamber of the capsule and dispensed through the dispensing openings 9.

Further, in Fig.2 shows a schematic view of the capsule in the section. Capsule in the submitted form contains a Cup-shaped housing with side walls 4 and the upper flange 14. In the drawing, the upper side of the capsule is left open but may be closed by a membrane or similar wall, for example, like the one that was described above with reference to Fig.1.

According to this specific embodiment, the element 10 to maintain the pressure contains many protrusions in the form of pins 15 projecting from the lower wall means 16 10 maintain giving�message. This wall 16 is a part extending from the side walls 4 of the capsule, and is permanently molded to them. Meanwhile, the element 10 to maintain the pressure may be a separate element connected to the capsule.

As shown in Fig.2, the bottom wall 5 of the capsule is a flexible membrane, which is provided with a plurality of distributing holes 9, similarly to the embodiment that has already been discussed with reference to Fig.1. Such a membrane may be a discontinuous film, mesh, filter paper, or it may be made from a similar air - or water-permeable material.

As noted above with reference to Fig.1, the protrusions 15 are of such form and size that they could enter into the holes 9 in the bottom wall 5 so that each projection 15 were located in the corresponding opening 9 and restricted its cross section, at least in that moment, when fluid is injected inside the chamber 3 capsules, presses the lower membrane 5, and moves the specified membrane in the direction of means 10 to maintain the pressure.

In the wall means 16 10 pressure maintenance has dispensing openings 17 for the release of the product prepared inside the capsule, for example, into the Cup.

As shown in Fig.2, the capsule according to the invention is not necessarily all of the dispensing openings 9 is partially closed by respective protrusions. Some of them may� continue to remain fully open under the condition of observance of the principle of the invention, providing at least partial restriction of the passage of the product through the bottom membrane 5. Meanwhile, it is preferred that the flow control was carried out in respect of all transfer holes 9 located under the membrane 5.

Fig.3 shows an enlarged, partially schematic view, which shows the structural relationship between the lower flexible membrane 5 of the capsule 1 and the element 10 to maintain the pressure.

As can be seen from Fig.3, the bottom membrane 5 contains many transfer holes 9. Accordingly, the element 10 to maintain the pressure contains a multitude of cone-shaped protrusions 11, directed towards the openings 9.

In an embodiment of Fig.3, the protrusions 11, in General, have a longitudinal profile so that their radial cross section generally increased from the top to the bottom.

In the injection fluid inside the capsule, the pressure inside the chamber of the capsule increases, resulting in flexible bottom membrane 5 is pressed outward toward the wall 16 of the element 10 to maintain the pressure. The deformable position at this point of the membrane is indicated in Fig.3 by the dotted line.

The position of the flexible bottom membrane 5 at rest should be such that depending on the flexibility of the material used for the production of a meme�wounds, and also depending on the maximum value of pressure inside the capsule during preparation of the product position of the deformable membrane 5' corresponded to the position indicated by the dotted line in Fig.3, i.e. so that the protrusions 11 is partially filled in a space formed by the holes 9 without blocking it completely. In such position, the out-flow of the product is limited, thereby allowing to maintain the pressure inside the capsule sufficient for complete extraction and/or dissolution. Thus at the expense of slowing down the flow with outgoing product also provides good wetting of the ingredient or ingredients inside the capsule.

The position of the membrane 5' relative to the wall means 16 to maintain the pressure also depends on the size and shape of the protrusions 11.

In a particularly preferred embodiment of the present invention means 10 to maintain the pressure to additionally contain at least one, and preferably many of the support pads 18, protruding in the same direction as the protrusions 11. As shown in Fig.3, the bottom membrane 5' of the capsule in its deformed state rests on the supporting pad, which does not allow the specified membrane 5' beyond a certain position in which it will be completely blocked by the protrusions 11 on El�mobile 10 pressure maintenance. In such position the membrane 5' relies on the pads 18. These pads are preferably located between the projections, and their height does not exceed the height of the protrusions 11. As shown in Fig.3, the pads may have a cylindrical shape, however, it is also allowable and other similar forms, such as mushroom-shaped, truncated-cone, truncated-pyramidal, cubic, etc. or a combination of them. The pads are arranged so that they were not aligned with the dispensing openings 9 in the bottom membrane 5, 5'.

As an alternative embodiment of the invention of Fig.3 you can restrict the flow of product coming through the dispensing hole in the bottom membrane, otherwise. In one case, not shown in the drawings, the element pressure maintenance discussed earlier the pads are missing.In this case, the longitudinal profile of the projections will be similar to the profile shown in Fig.2: cross-section of the projections does not change from the top to the bottom. In this case, the regulation/restriction of the flow of product passing through the dispensing hole in the capsule is achieved due to the difference of the shapes of the radial cross section of the transfer holes and their corresponding projections. For example, if the dispensing aperture has a circular shape, the protrusion may have a radial cross plan and�and a triangular shape. Because of the radial form are not fully coincide, form vertical channels through which can pass the flow of the product, despite the fact that the specified flow is limited so that in the chamber of the capsule was maintained sufficient internal pressure.

Ideally, the restriction of the flow of the present invention should be carried out so that the pressure inside the chamber of the capsule was maintained constant at the maximum throughout the time of distribution of the product.

It should be understood that the specialists in the art will be apparent various changes and modifications in the preferred here at the moment embodiments. Such changes and modifications can be made without departing from the scope and essence of the present invention, and without minimizing perceived benefits. It is therefore considered that such changes and modifications are covered by the points of the attached claims.

1. Capsule (1) for dispensing a food product by injection of a fluid medium under pressure into the capsule when the capsule is placed in the capacity of the device for preparing a food product, wherein the capsule comprises a chamber (3) formed by side walls (4) of the capsule, a flexible bottom wall (5) and an optional top wall (6), and camera (3) is, at least one ingredient dissolved and/or extracted injected the fluid, and a device for dispensing a beverage having at least one dispensing opening (9) passing through the bottom wall (5), wherein the device for dispensing the beverage further comprises an element(10, 11, 13, 15, 16) maintain pressure, is arranged to maintain a certain predetermined pressure for dissolution and/or extraction in the chamber for mixing of the injected fluid with the ingredient and located adjacent to a flexible bottom wall (5), outside of the camera (3), and an element of maintaining the pressure comprises at least one protrusion (11, 15), characterized in that the said at least one projection is aligned with at least one dispensing opening (9) in such a way that it is located in the corresponding opening and restricts its section, at least in that moment, when fluid is injected into the chamber of the capsule, the pressure on the flexible bottom wall and moves a specified flexible bottom wall (5) in the direction of means(10, 11, 13, 15, 16) maintaining pressure.

2. Capsule (1) according to claim 1, characterized in that the element(10, 11, 13, 15, 16) pressure maintenance is an integral extension of the bottom wall (5) of the capsule.

3. Capsule (1) according to claim 1, characterized in that the shape of the radial section, by men�her least one protrusion (11, 15) of the element to maintain the pressure differs from the shape of the corresponding hole (9).

4. Capsule (1) according to claim 2, characterized in that the shape of the radial section, at least one protrusion (11, 15) of the element to maintain the pressure differs from the shape of the corresponding hole (9).

5. Capsule (1) according to any one of claims.1-4, characterized in that the at least one projection (11) has, in General, such a longitudinal profile that its radial cross section generally increases from the top to the bottom.

6. Capsule according to claim 5, characterized in that the protrusion (11, 15) has, in General, one of the following forms: hemispherical, truncated hemispherical, elliptical-parabolic, conical, in the form of a thorn, multi-faceted, for example, tetrahedral, truncated tetrahedral, conical, truncated conical, pyramidal, truncated pyramidal or a combination of them.

7. Capsule (1) according to claim 5, characterized in that the element (10) maintaining the pressure comprises at least one support element (18) positioned near the at least one protrusion (11, 15), and the height of the specified supporting element (18) is less than or equal to the height of the ledge, in the event of displacement of the lower wall under the action of pressure of the fluid inside the capsule bottom wall (5) of the capsule was kept at a distance from the base of the ledge, and the diameter of the hole �was more radial sections of the corresponding protrusion.

8. Capsule (1) according to claim 6, characterized in that the element (10) maintaining the pressure comprises at least one support element (18) positioned near the at least one protrusion (11, 15), and the height of the specified supporting element (18) is less than or equal to the height of the ledge, in the event of displacement of the lower wall under the action of pressure of the fluid inside the capsule bottom wall (5) of the capsule was kept at a distance from the base of the protrusion and the hole diameter was larger radial cross-section corresponding ledge.

9. Capsule (1) according to any one of claims.1-4, 6-8, characterized in that at the time of placement of the capsule in a device for use in the bottom wall (5) capsules previously completed at least one hole.

10. Capsule (1) according to claim 5, characterized in that at the time of placement of the capsule in a device for use in the bottom wall (5) capsules previously completed at least one hole.

11. Capsule (1) according to any one of claims.1-4, 6-8, characterized in that the at least one hole (9) made in the bottom wall (5) of the capsule within the account:
local dissolution of the material of the lower wall of the capsule under the effect of the temperature of the injected fluid, when the fluid interacts with the inner surface of the lower wall, and/or as a result of chemical reactions between the material of the lower CTE�CI and the injected fluid, and/or
- the impact pressure of the fluid inside the chamber of the capsule, on a given region of the lower wall, which was previously broken, but is in a closed position and has the possibility of opening after local deformation of the lower wall, which is either a weakened area of the lower wall, and/or
- action mechanical means on the exterior of the capsule, on the bottom wall of the capsule.

12. Capsule (1) according to claim 5, characterized in that the at least one hole (9) made in the bottom wall (5) of the capsule within the account:
local dissolution of the material of the lower wall of the capsule under the effect of the temperature of the injected fluid, when the fluid interacts with the inner surface of the lower wall, and/or as a result of chemical reactions between the material of the lower wall and the injected fluid, and/or
- the impact pressure of the fluid inside the chamber of the capsule, on a given region of the lower wall, which was previously broken, but is in a closed position and has the possibility of opening after local deformation of the lower wall, which is either a weakened area of the lower wall, and/or
- action mechanical means on the exterior of the capsule, on the bottom wall of the capsule.



 

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20 cl;, 7 dwg

FIELD: food industry.

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

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

5 cl, 5 dwg

FIELD: packages, particularly for beverage preparation.

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

EFFECT: prevention of beverage contact with extraction device.

29 cl, 17 dwg

FIELD: mechanics.

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

EFFECT: higher extraction of drink ingredients.

23 cl, 37 dwg, 3 tbl

FIELD: food products, mechanics.

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

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

28 cl, 46 dwg

FIELD: mechanics, foodstuffs.

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

EFFECT: reliable structure sustaining increased inner pressure.

23 cl, 37 dwg

FIELD: transportation, packing.

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

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

41 cl, 37 dwg, 2 tbl

FIELD: drinks preparation apparatuses.

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

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

77 cl, 49 dwg

FIELD: process engineering.

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

EFFECT: no need in special cutting tools.

55 cl, 73 dwg

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