System for portioned preparation of food products

FIELD: personal use articles.

SUBSTANCE: system for portioned preparation of liquid food products contains a liquid supply means (2, 41) and a container (4, 38) containing the components; the said container has a hole (8) with the system additionally containing an intermediary liquid injection device (9, 37) for supply of liquid into the container (4, 38) so that to obtain a liquid food product; the liquid injection device (9, 37) contains the liquid inlet (11, 43) and the product outlet (16, 48) for removal of liquid food product from the container; the intermediary liquid injection device contains a wall (10) passing crosswise relative to the container hole in the process of the system operation; the crosswise wall (10) contains the liquid inlet (11, 43) and the product outlet (16, 48) that are spaced in the crosswise direction along the wall.

EFFECT: design improvement.

18 cl, 25 dwg

 

The present invention relates to a system for batch cooking liquid food product from the food components enclosed in the container by injecting a fluid into a container and mixing said liquid with components for the formation of a liquid food product.

System batch preparation of such nutritional fluids as a mixture for newborns and one-year-old children or adults who require special diets that are described in several documents. The batch system can be controlled portion of the child or the patient more comfortable way than through the standard preparation manual way, including water heating, dosing of powder and mixing it with heated water in the tank (for example, a baby's bottle).

In document WO 2006077259 described method of preparation of nutrient compositions by means of disposable capsules, open under pressure for discharge of product directly into the tank. The advantage is more hygienic supply of product to the exclusion of contact with the permanent parts of the device.

In document WO 2008012314 described metering device for nutrient compositions containing a bacterial filter between the means of heating and water drainage so that with the use of heated water passes through the filter before removal of dosing the disorder. Therefore, the water is treated before mixing with the other components contained in a disposable container.

In document WO 2008130240 the described device preparation ready to use liquid product from the material referred to the product enclosed within the container, the device comprises a dosing unit to supply a certain quantity of liquid in the container, thereby obtaining ready-to-use liquid product, the dispenser is provided for pumping ready to use liquid product from the container into the container.

In document WO 2009/092629 described capsule used in the device for the preparation of drinks, when this capsule contains components to obtain a nutrient fluid at the supply pressure to the input surface of the capsule while the capsule is equipped with antibacterial filter.

Thus, the system of batch cooking of food, which will be safer from the point of view of hygiene and nutrition. In particular, one aspect is to provide a controlled supply, by improving the discharge portion of the container so that a small amount of liquid or solid residue may remain in the container. In another aspect of the offer hygienic system with a reduced risk from the point of view of microbiological question

In this regard, the present invention relates to a system for batch cooking liquid food products containing the feeder fluid and a container containing food components; the container has an opening, the system further comprises an intermediate device injection fluid to supply a certain quantity of liquid in the container, thereby obtaining a liquid food product by mixing said liquid with components in the container, the intermediate device of the injection fluid contains an inlet for liquid and an outlet for the product to remove the liquid food product from the container, the intermediate device of the injection fluid contains a wall, passing in a transverse direction relative to the holes of the container during operation of the system; however, the transverse wall includes an inlet for fluid and an outlet for the product, which in the transverse direction are separated from each other along the wall.

Therefore, unlike known devices, the present system offers a solution aimed at reducing the risk of contact with the device (thus, improving health, reducing risk of contamination). They also improve the pumping of the food product from the container to ensure safe feeding. Currently the m the solution also offers the possibility of reducing the size of the container after use, as for example, by compression of the container regardless of the device of the injection fluid.

In specific preferred embodiments the invention, the intermediate device of the injection fluid is vertically placed in the feeder fluid, when the intermediate connection device with the container, the yield of product is at the intermediate injection device at a distance below the inlet for fluid in the distribution process of the product.

Preferably the output of the product is in the front holes and essentially adjacent to lanzoprazol edge of the container. Thus, facilitate pumping of the food product, especially when the location of the container with an intermediate device for injection of a fluid passing along a vertical plane. Preferably, the outlet for the product has at least one through hole provided in the wall located in front of the hole at a distance of from 0 to 5 mm from the edge of the container.

In other embodiments, the intermediary device of the injection fluid is located horizontally in the feeder of a liquid, the combination with a container below the latter, so that the yield for the product located on the side of the entrance to the fluid and is directed downwards in the course of work. In addition, such a configuration is different from the previous vertical solutions, but also reduces the risks of cross-contamination and improve pumping product from the container.

The term "vertical" means strictly vertical or close to vertical at an angle less than 45° relative to the vertical. The term "horizontal" means strictly horizontal or close to horizontal at an angle less than 45° relative to horizontal.

In the main aspect of the present invention, the device of the injection fluid contains anti-bacterial filter. The filter can be located at the inlet for the liquid to filter through the liquid supplied to the container. Alternatively, the filter may be located at the outlet for the product to remove unwanted microorganisms from the liquid product exiting the container. In a preferred aspect, the filter is characterized by a surface, at least two times less than the transverse surface of the device of the injection fluid. The filter may preferably be a thin microporous membrane.

In one embodiment, the injection device includes a means of maintaining the filter formed by several frame members and/or protrusions protruding from a slot in which is located the filter. This tool provides a filter surface distributed mechanical support and sledovatel is, allows him to avoid breaking under the pressure of the fluid supplied to the device.

For additional protection filter, it is covered by the outer cover. This cover can be tightly attached on the lateral side of the unit. The outer cover may be rigid plastic element having an inlet for fluid. An inlet for the liquid can be sealed profile or easily removable foil to ensure the integrity of the filter before use. To reduce the number of elements of the intermediate device, the cover can pass transversely for forming at least part of the output product. For example, the cover forms a half of a tubular channel, passing essentially parallel to the transverse wall intermediate device.

In the first embodiment, the intermediary device of the injection fluid is rigidly connected to the container. Preferably, the intermediate device of injecting the liquid attached to lanzoprazol edge of the container. Fastening reach by heating or ultrasonic welding or any other suitable method. In this case, the container and the device together form a portion capsule, which may be associated with the feeder fluid to download liquid. The capsule is then removed after the filing about the ukta power.

In a preferred vertical direction intermediate device injection fluid during operation of the system of the present invention, the pumping of liquid product additionally contribute to the provision of the intermediate device of injecting the liquid channel product distribution is almost parallel to a transverse wall intermediate device. As a result, when placing the container with its opening almost vertically, the liquid product is sent to the channel vertically in the direction of the vessel, below.

In another embodiment, in which the device of the injection fluid horizontally during operation, the distribution channel is preferably perpendicular to the transverse wall intermediate device.

In another embodiment of the invention, the intermediate device of the injection fluid has at least one inlet means for punching the opening, at least one orifice for the liquid in the container, when the connection with the container. The intermediary device of the injection fluid has at least one punching tool of the outlet opening, at least one hole distribution of the product in the container, when the connection with the container. The punching tool may be formed by the cusps is, such as needles or knives. The container may have a profile of the membrane that covers the opening of the container and which perforined through intermediate devices of the injection fluid, a connection with the container. Basically, the container is made of airtight material to ensure longer shelf life of the components.

In a specific embodiment, the intermediary device of the injection fluid is detachable and disposable part, located between the container and the feeder fluid. The intermediary device, the injection fluid can thus be removed as often as the container or can be used with multiple containers to remove.

In another embodiment, the intermediary device of the injection fluid (for example, moving) connected to the container and is moved between a first position in which the container is not perforated and a second position in which the perforated container perforating means. Therefore, the container and the intermediate device of injecting the liquid form a disposable capsule. The capsule is opened only during the use of any suitable means as, for example, by means of mechanical pressure and/or fluid pressure.

The present invention also relates to caps the Les for the preparation of a liquid food product from the food components, contains a container with a hole, and the capsule contains an intermediate device injection fluid to supply a certain quantity of liquid in the container, thereby obtaining a liquid food product, the intermediate device of the injection fluid contains an inlet for liquid and an outlet for the product to remove the liquid food product from the container. In particular, the intermediary device of the injection fluid has a transverse wall for closing the openings of the container; a transverse wall includes an inlet for fluid and an outlet for the product, which are transversely separated from each other along the wall.

The container preferably has a compressible wall is more flexible than the transverse wall intermediate device of the injection fluid. For example, the container with thinner walls and/or walls, made of more flexible material. The container is preferably Cup-shaped with a tighter bottom than side.

The present invention also relates to a kit capsules for preparing a liquid food product from the food components, including containers with a bottom, side wall and the opening, and the containers contain a certain amount of food components, each capsule contains the intermediate device of the injection liquid is, located transversely to close the openings of the container with the intermediate device of injecting the liquid contains at least an inlet for liquid to supply a certain quantity of liquid in the container, and the containers in the set of progressively larger sizes and device for injection of a liquid is the same for different containers.

In another aspect, the present invention relates to a device for feeding fluid into the container containing the components of food or drink, with the said device comprises a liquid distributor-side injection of the container and means for compressing the container to reduce the size of the container after and/or during the distribution process fluid; a compression tool is designed to compress the container from its bottom to the side of injection.

It should be noted that the present device can be used for preparing different types of beverages (such as coffee, milk, soup and so on) or specialized food products (e.g., infant formula, baby food, high quality food products, and so on).

In particular, the compression tool is designed to adjust for different size containers.

In particular, the device includes a piston which is moved relative to the container to compress to the of Steiner. The present device may include a hollow portion for accommodating movable piston, which also may be placed in the casing corresponding to the size of the container. The piston can be further activated (for example, pushing the bottom of the container forward to eject the container from the compression means, for example, of the casing, commensurate with the container.

The present invention is additionally characterized in the following detailed description.

In Fig.1 shows a front view of the capsules in the first embodiment system of the present invention,

in Fig.2 is a view in cross section of the capsule of Fig.1 along a-a,

in Fig.3 is a perspective view and split parts of the capsule of Fig.1 and 2,

in Fig.4 - batch system, comprising the capsule of Fig.1-3, placed in the feeder fluid with nakaplivaya capacity below the capsule for collecting food,

in Fig.5, the cross - sectional view along the In-capsule of Fig.2, is placed in the device of Fig.4,

in Fig.6 is a view of the capsule of Fig.2 in cross section along C-C in connection with the device

in Fig.7 is a front view of capsules in the second embodiment of the present invention,

in Fig.8 is a view of the capsule of Fig.1 in cross section along a-a,

in Fig.9 is a perspective view and split parts of the capsule of Fig.7 and 8,

in Fig.10 is a view of Popper is knogo section and division details of portions of the system according to the third variant of the present invention,

in Fig.11, the cross - sectional view of a variant of Fig.10 in the course of work,

in Fig.12 is a detail in cross section of a variant of the capsule version of the implementation of Fig.1-3,

in Fig.13 is a front view of the portion capsule according to the four possible options capsules of the present invention,

in Fig.14 is a view of the capsule of Fig.13 in cross section along a-a,

in Fig.15 is a perspective view and split parts of the capsule of Fig.13 and 14,

in Fig.16 is a perspective view of a system using a capsule according to Fig.13-15 to connect capsules,

in Fig.17 is a perspective view of the system of Fig.16, when the connection capsules in the system

in Fig.18 is a view of the present system of Fig.16 and 17 in cross-section,

in Fig.19-21 - set of containers of this system in different sizes,

In Fig.22-24 - modification of capsules containing different containers of Fig.19-21, in connection with the compression tool feeder fluid

in Fig.25 - the process of compression of the container, one of the capsules of Fig.22-24 in the compression tool feeder fluid.

In Fig.1-3 show a first embodiment of a disposable capsule 1A according to the present invention. The capsule 1 is part of a batch system containing the device 2 of the supply of liquid, in which is inserted into the capsule, as shown in Fig.4-6.

Capacity 3, which is not a necessary part p is Rinnai system also needed to collect liquid food product, as shown in Fig.4-6. Capacity may be any suitable for the product collection vessel, such as a baby bottle, a glass or Cup.

As shown in Fig.1-3, the capsule according to the present invention includes a disposable container 4 is similar to the Cup containing the bottom 5, side wall 6 and lanzoprazol edge 7, limiting large hole 8. The container may be made of plastic, aluminum or biodegradable material, such as PLA, cellulose or starch, or a combination thereof. The container has sufficient capacity to receive dose components in a few grams, for example, infant formula milk-based. Components can be in the form of a powder, gel or liquid concentrate. The container may be of various sizes depending on the dose, which should be delivered. In particular, the dose of the components may vary depending on the age of the child, as described in document WO 2006/077259.

Capsule 1 further comprises a disposable intermediate device 9 of the injection fluid, which closes the container. The intermediary device 9 has a transverse wall 10, which is made, for example, of hard plastic, is large enough to cover the hole 8, and is fixed on lanzoprazol edge 7. The intermediary device of the injection fluid is designed to provide the water liquid in the container for mixing with the components and passing the resulting mixture, i.e. liquid food product in the capsule. Feed liquid used to prepare this product, and is, preferably, lukewarm water or water with ambient temperature. The intermediary device 9 of the injection fluid can optionally provide filtering the liquid to remove certain trace contaminants, such as unwanted microorganisms (e.g. bacteria, yeast and mold fungi, viruses and so on).

In particular, the intermediary device 9 of the injection fluid has an input 11 for the liquid, ensuring the passage of fluid through the transverse wall 10. The input fluid may have at least one through hole made in the wall 10. The entry also contains antibacterial filter 12 for filtering the liquid from the trace. The filter set across the path of flow of fluid flowing in the intermediate input device of the injection fluid to the cleaning fluid prior to its mixing with the components. The filter is characterized by a nominal pore size of 1 μm or less, more preferably 0.5 micron or even less. Antibacterial filter can contain microporous polymer membrane. The material for the membrane can be selected from the following materials: PES (polyethersulfone), cellulose acetate, cellulose nitrate, amid and combinations thereof.

The filter is located in the bearing socket 13 of the transverse wall and tightly meshed with its edge by a cover plate 14. On bottom of the slot 13 is formed a through hole for respectively passing through the transverse wall 10 (through hole 130 is visible only in the embodiment of the invention shown in Fig.14). The hole preferably has a small diameter, providing a high rate of fluid flow into the container. The diameter of this hole may be, for example, from 0.2 to 1.0 mm, preferably, from 0.5 to 0.8 mm, a Speed of the liquid preferably ranges from 5 to 30 m/s Slot 13 preferably contains a number of separate protrusions 131 protruding from the bottom of the slot 13, for example, spikes, small combs, etc. these tabs to limit sagging of the filter, which affects the fluid pressure, and, thus, protect the filter 12 from destruction. The edge of the filter can simply be pinched between the seat and the lid, or may be additionally, or alternatively attached to nest and to the cover, for example, by ultrasonic welding. Cover that has a local input hole 15. Such aperture may be open or, preferably, can be closed airtight way to use. If it is closed airtight manner, as shown in Fig.1, it can be the t to be opened mechanically or under the fluid pressure. For example, the inlet 15 may be closed destructible plastic cover or profile or easily peelable membrane. It should be noted that the inlet 15 and outlet for the fluid dispenser 28 can be substantially smaller diameter, preferably at least two times less than the entire surface of the filter 12. For example, the filter diameter of about 25 mm, while the diameter of the wall 10 of about 62 mm

The same intermediary device 9 additionally has an output 16 for product formed in the transverse wall 10. The design of the capsule reduces the number of parts and ease of Assembly during manufacture. Thus, in the first embodiment of the invention the outlet 16 for the product has a filtration membrane 17, made in the wall of the through hole 18 and channel 19 formed by the wall 10 and the cover 14. The filter membrane 17 can be profile membrane, made for example from aluminum or a thin polymer, or may be a filter, such as a paper filter or a porous polymer. The filter membrane prevents the passage of too large particles of food directly through the exit. If the membrane 17 is a profile, it can be a profile, at least one protrusion 20, protruding from the recess or cavity 21 formed on NR the inner wall surface (shown in detail in Fig.12). Filtering liquid product, thus, through gaps formed between the slits of the membrane and the tab(s). The protrusion 20 may have various shapes such as the shape of a truncated pyramid (Fig.12) or a crosshair. The bottom of the recess has a number of through holes 18, allowing the flow of product flow across a wall and communicated with the channel 19. The through-hole is preferably located as close to the edge 7 in order to enhance the pumping of the product if the container is installed in the device vertically. Preferably, through holes are removed from the inner edge of the flange 7 at a distance of about 5 mm or less. The number of holes and their diameter can vary. For example, holes may be four, and each of them can have a diameter of 2 mm Channel 19 formed by the two halves of the tubes, respectively, sidewalls and lid. Channel 19 is essentially parallel to the plane passing through the transverse wall, so that the flow of product coming out of the container is directed downward towards the bottom of the container.

As shown in Fig.4-6, the capsule 1 is designed for input into the device 2 from the fluid. For example, the capsule may be introduced through the branch 22, which is located in the feeder fluid and which is visible after opening, for example, a hinged clamping the military door 23. The capsule is then held in place in the feeder fluid through clamping or holding mechanism for such capsules (not shown). The capsule is positioned so that its channel 19 was located above and centered with respect to the accumulation zone 24 to the vessel 3 (Fig.5). As is shown in Fig.6, the feeder fluid includes means for supplying fluid, such as water tank 25, a pump 26 for transporting fluid to the heater 27 and, finally, through the valve 28 of the liquid to the intermediate device 9 injection. Liquid distributor can be connected to the intermediate device 9 a sealed manner. The fluid dispenser may include a piston 29, is arranged to move relative to the capsule to put pressure on the intermediate device 9 for the fluid when the closure device from the fluid. The feeder fluid may optionally contain a source 30 of compressed air, such as a pump compressed air to the compressed air in the capsule after the process fluid in order to facilitate the emptying of the capsule. The selection of fluid or air is realized by means of the valve 31, for example a three-way valve, as shown, or may also be formed independent liquid line connected to the capsule, and selectively on cryfemal separate one-way valve. The tightness of the fluid circuit between the liquid distribution and the intermediate device 9 for the liquid can be provided with a seal such as a rubber elastic element inserted between the piston 29 and the intermediate input device.

In Fig.5 shows a possible recognition of the capsule is inserted into the feeder fluid, to ensure correct installation, at least, certain parameters of the fluid depending on the type of capsules that are inserted into the feeder fluid. Relatively capsules containing food components, it is important to automatically set certain parameters to facilitate the consumers (e.g., mothers) for a more easy and safe preparation of the final food product. In particular, the temperature and/or volume of fluid is controlled automatically as a result of recognition of the capsules. Other parameters, such as volume of compressed air, depending on the capacity of the container is also monitored to ensure complete emptying of the capsule. In this regard, the intermediate device further comprises means 33 recognition, such as a specified combination of mechanical indentations (e.g., one, two, or three) capable of selective activity of the corresponding non electro-mechanical switch device 34 to receive the deposits of binary codes (for example, 001, 010,100, and so on), detected by the control unit. This principle of recognition capsules known in itself and therefore does not need additional detail. Of course, there can be used other means of recognition of the capsule, such as bar codes, magnetic stripe or RFID tags.

It should be noted that after cooking of the food product from the capsule, the container 4 can be compressed manually or by means of compression, so that the used capsule becomes less garbage. Compression of the container is carried out by application of force to the bottom 5 of the container in the direction of the injection device. The container 4 may have a certain shape, contributing to the compressibility in the preferred direction. Also a flat bottom 4 of the container provides a stable support for the applied compressive forces.

The second embodiment of the capsule shown in Fig.7-9. The main difference capsules 1B in comparison with the above described capsule consists in various constructions exit 16 for the product. In particular, the filter membrane 17 is now located in the socket 35 formed on the outer surface of the transverse wall 10. Thus, the perforation tool, for example a protrusion 20 protrudes from the inner surface of the cover 14, in particular, at the initial part of the channel 19. Due to the insertion of the membrane 1 between the wall 10 and the cover 14, the membrane is better secured and protected, in particular, the process control device of the injection fluid to handle the capsules. The membrane 17 can also be wall filter with relatively low pressure loss, so that the capsule is much easier void under the action of gravity or by means of low pressure air.

In both previous versions of the invention, the intermediate device 9 can be separated from the container rupture due to sealed edge 7 between the intermediate device and the container. The intermediary device, the injection fluid can be separated, if the user wants to make the product manually or after use in order processing. To facilitate the separation of the intermediate device 9 may further comprise protruding in the transverse direction of the foot 36. The pad 36 may be drawn out in the direction perpendicular to the wall 10, which causes the breaking of the mounting flange 7, and thus, this device is separated from the container.

In Fig.10 and 11 shows portions of the system according to the invention. In this embodiment of the invention, the intermediate device 37 of the injection fluid is an element that is independently separated from the container 38. The container has a Cup 39 and the membrane 40, the grip is built on the edge 7 of the container. The intermediate device 37 of the injection fluid may be disc-shaped element, approximately, the size of the membrane 40 or more, thereby forming the transverse wall 10 connected to the container, i.e., with the membrane 40, in the course of the process. The intermediary device of the injection fluid separable from the device 41 of the injection fluid. The intermediary device may be inserted into the device of the injection fluid, for example, in the case 42 prior to insertion of the container into the device. The intermediary device may be connected to the device by any suitable means of connection, such as a sliding contact (for example, as a pull-out section), press-fitting or thread (not shown). The seal means such as o-ring seal 43 seals the fluid circuit between the surface of the inlet intermediate device 37 and the channel 44 to the fluid supply device. As in the previous embodiment, the intermediary device preferably contains antibacterial filter 45, inserted inside the way of filtering the inlet for the liquid. Input 43 for fluid further comprises at least one perforating element 46, for example, a needle or a knife protruding from the output surface 47 of the intermediate device. The input fluid can provide high is th speed jets of liquid in the container. To this end, in the input hole it is possible to form the nozzle of reduced cross-section in the direction of the output surface 47.

The intermediary device of the injection fluid additionally has an outlet 48 for the product located in the transverse direction at a distance from the inlet 43 and below the inlet 43 in the vertical orientation of the device as shown in Fig.10. On the second surface 47 of the intermediate device output continues at least one perforating element 50 for perforation of the output(data) holes(events) in the membrane 40 of the container. As in the previous embodiments, implementation, exit 48 also contains a plot of the channel 49, which runs essentially parallel to the direction of the length of the intermediate device. The channel 49 is communicated with the pipe section, opening the output surface 47 of the intermediate device, preferably by punching element 50.

In Fig.11 shows the system of Fig.10 in the cooking process of the food product. The container 38 is moved relative to the intermediate device 37 of the injection fluid, which leads to the perforation of the membrane 40 of the container in the area corresponding to the inlet 43 for the liquid and the outlet 48 for the product. The liquid can thus be introduced into the container through an intermediate device 37 and smashana with the components in the container. Recip is nnow mixture can be defined via the product without significantly increasing the pressure in the container. Due to the fact that the outlet is located below the openings, the container can be emptied, leaving a small residue in the container. Preferably, after the injection of the liquid in the container, the air flows into the container 38 to ensure proper emptying of the capsule from the liquid food. Air can penetrate at least through the partial separation of the intermediate device 37 from the membrane 40, thus leaving a sufficient passage for the air through the hole(I) of the membrane 40. The air can also penetrate into the capsule, if only through a separate air channel through the container, for example, by punching a separate holes in the membrane 40. For example, the device may be intersected by the hole punch device for punching membrane 40 after the fluid in the container. Instead of the membrane 40 may be perforated bottom or walls of the container 39 to create holes for air.

The next step, with the aim of emptying of the container by blowing compressed air is not necessary, although it can also be investigated as a possible solution, if the flow resistance in the outlet 48 for the product or in the membrane 40 is too high.

The intermediate device 37 of the injection fluid may be removed after a single use where hygiene is essential, as when applying the formula. In the alternative, the device is removed after a limited number of uses or after a certain period of use. It is possible that the system becomes unusable automatically to replace the used intermediate device with a new one. With this purpose, the intermediate device may be provided with a barcode or electronic or RFID chip, which transmits information to a device. The device controls the number of uses or the period of use of an intermediate device in the device.

In Fig.12 shows a variant of the capsule of Fig.7-9, in which the distributing channel 19 of the output product can be formed as an integral part of the transverse wall 10 of the intermediate device.

In another cost-effective option (not shown), the cover 14 may be cast on the membrane or the filter 17 so as to connect the two elements. Block filter cover can be formed so that then secured directly to the transverse wall.

In Fig.13-14 shows another variant of the capsule 1C according to the present invention, which is intended to be directed into the feeder fluid with an intermediate device 9 injection lying along a horizontal plane P2, as shown in Fig.14. The capsule includes a container 4, which is closed by an intermediate device 9 mounted on the upper edge 7 of the container. The intermediate device itry the swinging also contains the main transverse wall 10, lying along said plane P2, when the operation of the device, as described below. The wall 10 includes a bracket 13 for supporting antibacterial filter 12. As in the previous embodiments, the implementation capsules 1A, 1B, the protective cover 14 covers the filter 12 and secures the filter in his path in his nest 13. The lid has an inlet opening 15, which can be opened or, alternatively, closed by a cap or peelable or removable membrane. The main difference compared with other variants of implementation is the outlet for the product that contains the channel 19, which forms a tubular section that acts perpendicular to the transverse wall 10. As a result, when the liquid product is released from the capsule, it is sent down directly from the tank directly under the channel 19. Output for product 16 also contains a profile of the membrane or the filter 17, which is also installed in the slot on the inner surface of the transverse wall 10. The protruding element may be placed in the slot to rupture under the pressure of the liquid stored in the container. As a result, the bottom of the socket has a through hole 18 between the membrane or filter 17 and the channel 19.

Capsule 1C shown in Fig.13-15 may be inserted into the feeder fluid, for which the control unit of the capsule is of redstapler in Fig.16-18. The device includes a holder 70 capsule, which capsule 1C can be attached by sliding along the guide means. Guiding means includes a number of side flanges 72, 73, which guide edge 7 of the capsule. Guiding means may further comprise a Central rail 71 to allow the free passage of the channel 19 of the capsule. In addition, the tool 74 lock is designed to lock the capsule and its retention on the holder capsules. The tool 74 lock can be written as a pair of clamps, restraint, and more precisely the lid 14 capsules in a sustainable manner. The clamps can be elastically mounted under the action of elastic means such as springs (not shown) to resist the elastic force of the cover in the process of entering the capsule and thereby supporting the tightness around the cover in the position of introduction of the capsules. Because of the position of the inlet for fluid on the same side of the capsule in the intermediate device 9, the holder capsule further comprises a dispenser 75 liquid, which connects the coating is impervious to liquid.

The device further comprises a compression unit 76, which connects the container out of the injection device. Compression block 76 is formed in the fixed hollow part 77, which is placed regulirovat the first housing 78, able to move in the hollow portion 77 for adjusting the depth of the containers. This unit further comprises a piston 79 compression, suitable for moving relative to the housing 78 from the position of rest shown in Fig.18, in the position of the compression of the container depicted in Fig.25. In the compressed state, the container can be quite wrinkled in relation to the intermediate device 37 and distributor of fluid (not shown). The piston may also be additionally moved forward to eject the container (for example, the entire capsule, including the device) from 76 compression. The compressed container, thus, can be concluded in the tank or outside of the device.

Thus, the block 76 is intended for connection of containers of different sizes, as shown in Fig.22-24.

In addition, containers of various sizes can be offered to fit to the age of the children for feeding. Thus, the present system offers huge versatility for creating sets of capsules, adapted to the age of the person for serving food using containers of different size while keeping the same device injection.

In Fig.19-21 presents the possible sizes of containers without their device for the injection of fluid (to simplify the drawings). The containers 4A, 4b, 4C included them who have the same diameter "D", measured at their attached edges 7, but different depth "d". Larger containers can be obtained by increasing the width "w" of the side walls of the container in the kit. In the constancy of the diameter D of the set of containers 4A-4C, the only device of the injection fluid can accommodate a variety of containers. The number of elements of the Assembly can be significantly reduced by the production of capsules for feeding children one year of age.

In Fig.22-24 presents a possible modification of a series of capsules with different containers 4A-4C, associated with a common intermediate device of the injection fluid, the device 76 compression, which is adapted to reduce the size of the containers. The device 76 compression may be part of the feeder fluid as in the embodiment of Fig.16-18 or, alternatively, may be a separate device. In order to contribute to the compressibility of the capsules from the bottom in the direction of the device, the containers 4A-4C are more flexible walls than the transverse wall of the device of the injection fluid. Increased flexibility to achieve the thinning of the walls and/or the use of more flexible packing materials. Preferably, the container wall at least 2 times thinner than the transverse wall of the device for measuring the thickness of the wall Sarug the inlet for the fluid and the outlet for the products). In addition, a relatively flat bottom wall of the container more rigid than the side wall to facilitate tightening of the side wall in comparison with the bottom threshold.

1. System batch cooking liquid food products containing device (2, 41) of the fluid and the container (4, 38), containing food components and having a hole (8), the system further comprises an intermediate device (9, 37) injection fluid for the fluid in the container (4, 38), thus preparing a liquid food by mixing the liquid components in the container, and an intermediate device (9, 37) injection fluid has an input (11, 43) fluid outlet (16, 48) for a product that removes liquid foodstuff from a container, characterized in that an intermediate device injection fluid contains a wall (10), passing transversely relative to the openings of the container and having an inlet (11, 43) fluid outlet (16, 48) for a product located at a distance from each other in the transverse direction along the wall.

2. The system under item 1, characterized in that an intermediate device (9, 37) injection fluid is located in the device (2, 41) the fluid vertically when it is connected with the container (4, 38) in the process, so that the output (16, 48) for a product from Agen intermediate injection device at a distance from the inlet for the liquid and below it in the process of product distribution.

3. The system under item 2, characterized in that the outlet (16, 48) for a product is located opposite the openings (8) and adjacent to lanzoprazol edge (7) of the container.

4. The system under item 1, characterized in that an intermediate device injection fluid is located horizontally in the feeder fluid when it is connected with the container in the process, and below the container so that the output is for a product in the transverse direction is located at a distance from the entrance for the liquid.

5. System according to any one of paragraphs. 1-4, characterized in that an intermediate device (9, 37) injection fluid contains anti-bacterial filter (12).

6. The system under item 5, characterized in that an intermediate device injection fluid contains a tool to maintain the filter formed by several studs or projections protruding from the slot (13) in which is located a filter (12).

7. The system under item 5, characterized in that the filter (12) is closed by the outer lid (14), which optionally forms at least part of the output (16) for the product.

8. The system under item 6, characterized in that the filter (12) is closed by the outer lid (14), which optionally forms at least part of the output (16) for the product.

9. System according to any one of paragraphs. 1-4, 6-8, characterized in that an intermediate device (9) of the injection fluid is rigidly connected, for example, g is race or ultrasonic welding with the container (4) for the formation of disposable capsules.

10. The system under item 5, characterized in that an intermediate device (9) of the injection fluid is rigidly connected, for example, hot or ultrasonic welding with the container (4) for the formation of disposable capsules.

11. System according to any one of paragraphs. 1-3, characterized in that an intermediate device (9, 37) injection fluid contains a channel (19, 49), the product distribution is essentially parallel to the wall (10).

12. The system under item 4, characterized in that an intermediate device injection fluid contains channel product distribution, essentially perpendicular to the wall (10).

13. System according to any one of paragraphs. 1-3, characterized in that an intermediate device (37) of the injection fluid has at least one solution of (43) perforation of the inlet opening, at least one orifice for the liquid in the container when the connection with the container (38) and at least one means (50) perforation of the outlet opening, at least one orifice for distributing the product in the container when the connection with the container (38).

14. System on p. 13, characterized in that the container (38) contains the profile of the membrane (40), closing the hole of the container and profile intermediate device (37) of injecting the liquid at its connection with the container.

15. System according to any one of paragraphs. 1, 4, characterized in that an intermediate device (37) of the injection fluid is detachable and disposable part, located between the container (38) and a device (41) of the fluid.

16. System on p. 13, characterized in that an intermediate device (37) of the injection fluid is detachable and disposable part, located between the container (38) and a device (41) of the fluid.

17. Capsule (1A-1C) for preparing a liquid food from a food components containing container (4) with a hole and an intermediate device (9) injection of fluid for delivering fluid to a container for cooking liquid food product, the intermediate device of the injection fluid contains an input (11) for fluid and an outlet (16) for a product to remove liquid food product from the container, wherein the intermediary device of the injection fluid has a transverse wall (10) for closing the openings of the container; and a transverse wall (10) includes an inlet (11) fluid outlet (16) for the product, which in the transverse direction is located at a distance from each other along the wall.

18. The feeder fluid into the capsule under item 17 or container (4, 4A, 4b, 4C, 38) system according to any one of paragraphs. 1-16 containing food or drinking the component containing the dispenser idcodes of fluid into the capsule, accordingly, the container system, and the compression tool container to reduce the size of the container after and/or during the fluid; a dispenser configured to deliver the liquid-side injection in the entrance wall of the intermediate device of the capsule, respectively, of the container system, characterized in that the means (76) of the compression performed by the compression of the capsule, respectively, of the container (4, 4A, 4b, 4C, 38) from the floor (4, 5) in the direction of its side injection, the compression tool includes a piston, having the ability to move relative to the container to compress the container, and a hollow portion for accommodating the moving piston, and the piston is made so that additional activation provides the ejection of the container from the compact.



 

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FIELD: food industry.

SUBSTANCE: capsule contains a ring-shaped first wall (810, 838) including a flange (838) projecting to the outside, a lower part (812) covering the ring-shaped first wall at the first end, a lid (816), covering the ring-shaped first wall at the second opened end opposite to the lower part; the first wall, the lower part and the lid enclose a space, containing the beverage ingredients, and a seal element for sealing between the capsule (802) and the beverage preparation device (104). The seal element is represented by the flange (838) first part (838A) adjacent to the ring-shaped wall (810) edge and being at least 0.1 mm thicker (in the direction from the outer surface of the lid (816) than the flange (838) second part (838B) adjacent in the radial direction and passing around the first part (838A).

EFFECT: capsule, designed according to the invention, requires no provision with a special hollow seal element because of the capsule ring-shaped wall proper operates essentially as a seal element which allows to spend less energy and materials for the capsule manufacture.

14 cl, 14 dwg

FIELD: personal use articles.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to a system, method and capsule for preparation of the preset quantity of beverage for consumption using an extractable product. The system contains a replaceable capsule, a device containing a receptacle for the replaceable capsule retention and a liquid dispensing device for fluid medium supply into the replaceable capsule under a pressure of 4-20 bar. The replaceable capsule contains a ring-shaped wall, a bottom part and a cover. The wall, bottom part and cover enclose the inner space containing the product being extracted. The bottom contains an inlet layer for supply of a certain quantity of liquid by means of the liquid dispensing device through the inlet layer into the capsule. The cover contains an outlet layer for supply of prepared beverage through the outlet layer from the capsule into the vessel. The capsule contains an additional wall element passing into the inner space to ensure additional rigidity.

EFFECT: invention allows to ensure constantly good quality of the ready beverage due to reduction of deformation during usage under exposure to fluid medium pressure.

14 cl, 6 dwg

FIELD: personal use articles.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to a boiling device intended for usage in a beverage preparation apparatus that is capable to prepare beverage based on interaction of a beverage extract and an extracting liquid. A drawback of boiling devices consists in the fact that a large amount of water remains in the boiling chamber after completion of the coffee preparation process with water remaining in the boiling chamber as a result of usage of a valve or choke for creation of an artificial "cream layer". The proposed boiling device contains a chamber for introduction and accommodation of a beverage extract portion therein, a cover to be moved from the opened position into the closed position for the chamber opening and closing, release means containing a channel for release of liquid from the chamber. The boiling device additionally comprises a second release valve and ensures the possibility of free release of the flow from the chamber through the second release channel when the cover is in the opened position. The peculiarity of the boiling device consists in the fact that means are in place for locking the second release valve when the cover is in the closed position.

EFFECT: excluding conditions when the liquid bypasses the first release channel during espresso coffee preparation.

6 cl, 2 dwg

FIELD: personal use articles.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to a system, method and capsule for preparation of the preset quantity of beverage suitable for consumption using an extractable product. The system contains a replaceable capsule as well as a device containing a receptacle for the replaceable capsule retention and a fluid medium dispensing device intended for fluid medium delivery supply into the replaceable capsule. The replaceable capsule contains a peripheral wall, a bottom and a covering element. The wall, bottom and covering element limit the inner space containing the product being extracted. The bottom contains an inlet zone for supply of a certain quantity of fluid medium by the fluid medium dispensing device through the inlet zone into the capsule. The covering element contains an outlet zone for supply of prepared beverage through the outlet zone from the capsule into the vessel. While the capsule contains the product being extracted, the flow resistance of the capsule inlet zone is less than that of the outlet zone.

EFFECT: system according to the invention enables prepared beverage quality improvement.

30 cl, 7 dwg

Teapot fitting // 2523983

FIELD: personal use articles.

SUBSTANCE: fitting (2a; 2b) for the solvent vessel (3) for time-controlled preparation of an extracted beverages (in particular - for tea brewing) contains: a) a support plate (500) to be fitted onto the hole of the solvent vessel (3) with b) the support plate (500) having an aperture (511) for passage of the vessel (200; 4) for the substance to be extracted; finally, c) there is a lifting device that includes a sleeve (400; 13) whereon the vessel (200; 4) for the substance being extracted is maintained so that at the lower end it projects over the sleeve (400; 13) and can be filled with the substance to be extracted through the sleeve 400; 13) upper hole; d) the lifting device has a guiding device, stationary relative to the support plate, whereon the sleeve (400; 13) is mounted so that to enable displacement in a direction essentially vertical relative to the support plate within the limits of the linear guide (405, 515) between the upper and the lower position. The e) lower position determines the sleeve (400; 3) brewing position wherein the vessel (200; 4) for the substance to be extracted is lowered while the upper position determines the neutral position wherein the vessel (200; 4) for the substance to be extracted if raised relative to the brewing position, f) the lifting device having a locking device for locking the sleeve (400; 13) in the brewing position; g) additionally, a timer (300) is in place that, for actuation of the locking device, is designed so that upon expiry of the preset time interval the sleeve (400; 13) is unlocked if having been locked in the brewing position, h) the timer including an executive element (302) for the time interval setting. Notably, i) the sleeve (400; 13), while in the brewing position, is loaded along the linear guide (405, 515) with a recentering force that returns it from the brewing into the neutral position when the sleeve (400; 13) is unlocked.

EFFECT: creation of a fitting for a solvent vessel for time-controlled preparation of an extraction beverage that is simple to handle, reliable and cost-effective.

21 cl, 14 dwg

FIELD: personal use articles.

SUBSTANCE: invention is related to an improved filter holder for espresso coffee machines. The filter holder for espresso coffee machines contains an essentially cylindrical hollow upper element (10) and the lower element (20) shaped as a conic frustrum and having a spout (22); the cavities of the upper element l(10) and the lower element (20) communicate via a hole (15) bade in the bottom (14) of the upper element (10); in the hole (15), the bottom (14) of the upper element (10) has a projection (16) the external shape whereof enables formation of a male connector for installation as latched with the lower element (20); the outlet hole (24) of the latter is shaped so that to form a female connector; the inlet hole (24) of the lower element (20) has a cog (26) intended for installation in the matching slot (18) formed on the external surface of the upper element (10) base (14).

EFFECT: creation of an improved filter holder for espresso coffee machines that is especially efficient, usable and simple to manufacture.

5 cl, 4 dwg

FIELD: personal use articles.

SUBSTANCE: according to the invention, a system is proposed that consists of a beverage preparation device (10) and a capsule (1) for beverage preparation from the food substance contained in the capsule compartment (2) by way of injecting liquid into the capsule; the beverage preparation device (10) contains opening means (3) intended for interaction with the wall (4) forming the capsule (1) release surface (6b); the opening means (3) consists of a curvilinear-shaped opening element (7) intended for cutting and removal of at least part of the cover (11) tightly attached to the capsule release surface (6b).

EFFECT: design improvement.

16 cl, 6 dwg

FIELD: food industry.

SUBSTANCE: capsule for preparation of a food product in the device fit for liquid delivery into the capsule contains at least one compartment (13) with food ingredients being mixed with the delivered liquid for the food product preparation, and a filter (18) intended for removal of impurities contained in the liquid. The filter is designed in the form of a relatively hard filtering appliance (18) consisting of a filtering membrane (20) and an outlet wall (23) whereon the filtering membrane rests; at least one outlet hole (26) for the liquid, communicating with the compartment (13), is made in the outlet wall. The filter filtering surface (18, 20) is smaller than the cross section of the compartment spout.

EFFECT: capsule design allows to reduce the probability of the filter disruption under the gas pressure during the capsule blowing with gas that may lead to the released food product/mixture contamination as well as to prevent the filter deformation under the pressure of the liquid being supplied into the capsule.

16 cl, 20 dwg

FIELD: personal use articles.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to a piercing device, in particular - that intended for beverage preparation capsules. The invention objective consists in creation of a piercing device having wedges and in exclusion of incorrect capsule piercing that can cause spillage. The piercing device intended, in particular, for beverage preparation capsules, contains a plate that ma be connected to a capsule for infusions etc and at least one penetrator passing at an essentially right angle from the plate to the capsule. The penetrator is equipped with at least one outer cutting edge for penetration of at least part of the penetrator into the capsule as a result of mutual convergence of the plate and the capsule, a passage channel formed in the penetrator, its ends terminating in the passage hole formed on the surface of the plate positioned opposite the surface equipped with the penetrator and at least one hole formed in the penetrator part that can penetrate into the capsule for fluid medium passage from the surface to the capsule and vice versa; the outer cutting edge passes sideways relative to the penetrator along the spiral profile.

EFFECT: creation of a piercing device having wedges and in exclusion of incorrect capsule piercing that can cause spillage.

9 cl, 37 dwg

FIELD: personal use articles.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to a set of items suitable for usage in the process of beverage preparation by way of passing a fluid medium through the beverage extract. The set of items contains a beverage preparation device having a cooking room for at least partial acceptance and accommodation of the means for retaining a beverage extract portion and one system for passing and pumping a fluid medium through the beverage preparation device. There are multiple devices for retention of a beverage extract potion, in particular, at least one package holder having a relatively small room designed so that to enable acceptance and accommodation of at least one bag containing a filtering envelope and a beverage extract portion. Additionally, the set contains a cooking unit having a room designed so that to enable acceptance and accommodation of a beverage extract portion in a loose form. The cooking room contains a filtering element where at least part of the cooking unit is designed so that to enable accommodation of the beverage preparation device within the cooking room. The cooking unit room is greater than that of the bag holder.

EFFECT: invention ensures the possibility to prepare a large quantity of beverage within a single operational cycle.

9 cl, 11 dwg

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

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

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

14 cl, 7 dwg

FIELD: textile industry, in particular, manufacture of nonwoven materials used for making tea bags.

SUBSTANCE: nonwoven material consists of thermoplastic synthetic filament having surface density of 7-50 g/m2, average diameter of single threads 7-40 microns, area of partial contact thermal fusion in material 5-20%, content of dull finish substance 0.5% or less. Nonwoven material may be alternatively laminate of nonwoven materials having basic component in the form of nonwoven material of thermoplastic synthetic filament. Nonwoven material is provided with openings having maximum diameter of 200-2,000 micron, and has transmittance 50% or more, coefficient of powder leakage 10 wt% or less, and water absorbing capacity less than 10 s. Tea bag is made from such nonwoven material.

EFFECT: improved transmittance, reduced leakage of powder from which tea bags might be manufactured and wastes might be reprocessed.

13 cl, 1 dwg, 3 tbl, 18 ex

FIELD: manufacture of cassette containing one portion of powdered coffee and adapted for use in standard espresso coffee apparatus for preparing of common coffee beverage free of foam on its surface.

SUBSTANCE: cassette has bottom equipped with passage covered with gas-impermeable foil. Before inserting said cassette into coffee preparing apparatus, foil is to be manually removed. Filtering member positioned between passage and powdered coffee is designated for preventing leakage of powdered coffee from cassette. Passage is adapted for preventing creation of hydraulic pressure in cassette, which might cause formation of foam.

EFFECT: increased efficiency in preparing of foam-free coffee beverage having taste of normal filtered coffee.

23 cl, 4 dwg

FIELD: mechanics, foodstuffs.

SUBSTANCE: cartridge is fabricated in air- and water-tight materials and incorporates a storage chamber. The chamber height-to-width ratio varies from 0.10 to 0.43.

EFFECT: simple control, ease of use, possibility to prepare various drinks at relatively low pressures.

14 cl, 38 dwg

FIELD: food products; mechanics.

SUBSTANCE: loading system is introduced to be used in a device for beverage production, which has an end plate for inputting of rigid or semi-rigid cartridge. End plate has top oriented inlet for water supply, bottom oriented outlet for beverage discharging, produced in the device, and closing mechanism movable between open and closed positions. The loading system contains a reservoir and consolidation facility. The reservoir has an opening for beverage ingredients loading. Bottom part of loading system has an input and output openings. When loading system is being set up into the end plate and moved into the closed position, consolidation facility is shrunk and sealing relative to end plate for closing reservoir hole and volume generation might appear. It has beverage ingredients portion. While setting up the loading system into the end plate input and output openings are connected with input and output openings of the end plate so water from the input of end plate gets to the top through the loading system opening and the beverage produced from water and ingredients portion comes through the output opening and flows from the end plate opening.

EFFECT: invention enlarges consumption properties of beverage production system.

56 cl, 24 dwg

FIELD: food products; mechanics.

SUBSTANCE: insert system to be used in beverage production machine is introduced. It has top oriented inlet for water supply and bottom oriented outlet for beverage discharging, produced by the device. Content of some amount of beverage ingredients in the cooking volume is possible according to the insert system production. The bottom part of the insert system has inlet and outlet with a possibility of connection between the inlet and outlet of end plate so that water from the inlet gets into the top to the cooking volume, so that the beverage made from water and mentioned amount of beverage ingredient goes to the bottom of the outlet, discharges from the outlet of end plate. The bottom part of the insert system has radio frequency ID (RFID) or a bar-code which is scanned by the reader of the device for its work to be controlled. Bar-code or RFID is located on the bottom part of the insert system so that the line which connects the inlet with the centre of the bar-code or RFID and the line which connects outlet with inlet of insert system are divided with a minimum angle blank no more than 70 degrees.

EFFECT: enlargement of consumption properties for beverage production machine.

31 cl, 27 dwg

FIELD: mechanics, foodstuffs.

SUBSTANCE: drink preparation machine comprises curing head to houses rigid or semi-rigid cartridge. The said head comprises inlet channel directed upward to feed water into the said head and outlet channel directed downward to let prepared drink out. Aforesaid insert comprises upper and lower parts, and sealing device. Note that the said upper and lower parts can move in open state, when required amount of drunk ingredients can be fed into the insert, and closed state, when both power and upper parts are sealed by the said sealing device to form a curing chamber there between. Lower part is furnished with inlet and outlet channels arranged to communicate with the curing head inlet and outlet channels, respectively, when the insert is fitted into the machine to allow water to pass from the curing head inlet channel upward into curing chamber via the insert inlet channel.

EFFECT: higher efficiency.

51 cl, 26 dwg

FIELD: food industry.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to integral cartridge for extraction of beverage from bulk substance. Cartridge contains: main casing containing dish-shaped part and lid part. Dish-shaped part has a base, side wall and rim opposite to the base. Lid part is rigidly connected to the dish-shaped part rim for limitation of cartridge inner volume. Cartridge inner volume contains substance contained in the filtering means for keeping bulk substance and for percolation of fluid substances through it. Lid part contains a channel, constituting the first way for percolated fluid substances. Dish-shaped part base includes a channel constituting the second way for percolated fluid substances. Base includes many ribs formed on it and emerging in the cartridge inner volumeto support filtering means and bulk substance for forming of thin channels between filtering means and dish-shaped part channel.

EFFECT: invention provides simplification of cartridge using by decreasing of operations quantity performed for preparation of cartridge to set it into the machine for extraction of beverage.

40 cl, 28 dwg

FIELD: mechanics.

SUBSTANCE: proposed filter element comprising rim and casing with filtration channels made therein. Rim side surface features wavy elastic outer outline that allows a plastic adaptation of plug-in element to inner size of the vessel inlet opening. Plug-in filtration element can be easily inserted into vessel and will not fall out on pouting tear out of teapot.

EFFECT: drink preparation by extraction.

14 cl, 6 dwg

FIELD: food industry.

SUBSTANCE: filter holder for espresso coffee making machines contains a bowl-shaped body having a basically cylindrical shape relative to the axis. The body is open in the upturned area for pressure-tight installation on an espresso coffee making machine and has a hole in its bottom positioned on the axis of the said bowl for passage of extracted beverage. The filter holder has an adaptor that is inserted into the bowl and is basically cylindrical to contain a substance in a powder form the beverage is to be extracted from. The adapter may rotate coaxially relative to the bowl.

EFFECT: invention enables facilitation of the filter holder removal from the extraction unit after beverage extraction completion.

10 cl, 7 dwg

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