A capsule-based beverage production machine that comprises a module designed for producing a beverage on the basis of ingredients which are contained in a capsule. The module comprises: means for retaining the capsule in a fixed position, and means for perforation of the capsule, wherein the perforation means are controlled to perforate the capsule after …

Legal parties

Inventors (applicants): Matthieu Ozanne, Antoine Ryser
Assignees (initial): Nestec S.A. (Vevey, CH)
Agents: K&L Gates LLP (attorney)

The application was examined by Subbalakshmi Prakash, Humera Sheikh (USPTO dept. 1793)


  • 1. A method for operating a beverage production system comprising a module and a capsule …
  • 2. The method according to claim 1 , wherein the perforation member is placed in a position …
  • 3. The method according to claim 1 , wherein the beverage production is performed while …

International priority data

EP: 06010718 / May. 24, 2006 (regional)

Cited documents


  • Fanzutti et al. US 2003/0066431 A1, Apr. 1, 2003
  • Schmed US 2002/0023543 A1, Feb. 1, 2002
  • EP 1529469, May. 1, 2005
  • Beaulieu et al. US 6182554 B1, Feb. 1, 2001
  • EP 1510160, Mar. 1, 2005
  • WO 2004049878, Jun. 1, 2004
  • EP 1529469 A1, May. 1, 2005
  • EP 1495702, Jan. 1, 2005

Brief Description of the Figures

FIG. 1 a -1 c show a sequence for illustrating the transfer from a capsule insertion state, ( FIG. 1 a ) to a capsule enclosure state ( FIG. …



The present invention relates to the field beverages or other liquid comestibles (soups, of producing etc.) on the basis of ingredients which are contained in a capsule. The capsule is inserted …

Cross Reference to Related Applications

The present application is divisional application of U.S. Ser. No. 12/302,229, filed Jan. 21, 2009, which is a National Stage of International Application No. PCT/EP2007/054421, filed on May 8, 2007 …

Detailed Description

Throughout the figures only the beverage production module 2 of a beverage production machine is shown. Usually the beverage production module 2 is supplied with a liquid at a liquid …

More details about Capsule Piercing Module

Miscellaneous patent data

Categorized under Beverage as a primary classification, the invention details are shown in 11 figures, the patent particularly claims a method for operating a beverage production system comprising a module…, the application publication date is Nov. 19, 2012, numbered 13/680,926 (application), the known agent's company is K&L Gates LLP, the invention is named Capsule Piercing Module, illustrated by 10 drawings, the grant publication date is Jun. 3, 2014, the exemplary claims include number 1, the application was examined by Humera Sheikh, the assistant Subbalakshmi Prakash (1793 USPTO department), the assignee is a foreign company or corporation, 14 claims comprise the protection scope, the grant number is 08739686 (publication number), the exemplary patent drawings are Capsule Piercing Module, 2 e show the complete, 1 c show a sequence, 3 e illustrates beverage production, the inventor's name is Ozanne Matthieu, similar categories include Hand-held type, Including pie rim clamp or guard, two or more pumps in series or parallel, Including pawl and ratchet lock means, piston type, Reducing valves or control taps, Devices for applying air or other gas pressure for forcing liquid to delivery point, responsive to input of recorded programmed information, e.g. on punched cards, safety means, Skin, invented by Matthieu Ozanne et al., the assignee location is Vevey (CH); its company is Nestec S.A.

Invention classification information

The invention is classified under Beverage, Beverage or beverage concentrate, Apparatus or devices for dispensing beverages on draught, Filters or strainers for coffee or tea makers, Apparatus for making beverages.

Patent details
Publication number 08739686
Publication date Jun. 3, 2014
Kind code B2
Application number 13/680,926
Application date Nov. 19, 2012
Application type U
Application series code 13
National classification 99/275
Total number of claims 14
Exemplary claims 1
Number of drawings 10
Number of figures 11
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