US 9,808,111 B2
Device for preparing a drink extracted from a capsule
Alain Mariller, Le Mont-Pelerin (CH)
Assigned to ETHICAL COFFEE COMPANY SA, Fribourg (CH)
Filed by ETHICAL COFFEE COMPANY SA, Fribourg (CH)
Filed on Mar. 27, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/671,984.
Application 14/671,984 is a continuation of application No. 13/386,482, granted, now 9,113,746, previously published as PCT/IB2010/053256, filed on Jul. 16, 2010.
Prior Publication US 2015/0201793 A1, Jul. 23, 2015
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. A47J 31/00 (2006.01); B65D 85/804 (2006.01); A47J 31/36 (2006.01); A47J 31/06 (2006.01); A23F 5/26 (2006.01); A47J 31/40 (2006.01)
CPC A47J 31/3695 (2013.01) [A23F 5/262 (2013.01); A47J 31/0668 (2013.01); A47J 31/3623 (2013.01); A47J 31/3628 (2013.01); A47J 31/3676 (2013.01); A47J 31/407 (2013.01); B65D 85/8046 (2013.01); B65D 85/804 (2013.01)] 29 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A device for preparing a drink extracted from a capsule comprising:
a capsule support,
a capsule cage, and
at least a water inlet and capsule-piercing device inside the capsule cage, wherein
the capsule cage is sized in such a way as to at least partially deform any capsule made of a material that can be deformed upon contact with hot water which is placed in the capsule cage so that the capsule is retained in the capsule cage following its contact with hot water, and wherein the capsule cage includes an internal wall which comprises at least one recess, and
at least one deformable element housed in the at least one recess, the at least one deformable element being compressed therein by the capsule so as to responsively cause the at least one deformable element to deform the capsule.