US 9,808,113 B2
Capsule based system for preparing and dispensing a beverage
Gian Matteo Lo Foro, Key West, FL (US); John R. Laverack, Southbury, CT (US); Yuanli Shentu, Waterbury, CT (US); Kurt R. Weseman, Middletown, CT (US); George E. Riehm, New Fairfield, CT (US); and Greg G. Weaver, Waterbury, CT (US)
Assigned to LA VIT TECHNOLOGY LLC, New York, NY (US)
Filed by Gian Matteo Lo Foro, Key West, FL (US); John R. Laverack, Southbury, CT (US); Yuanli Shentu, Waterbury, CT (US); Kurt R. Weseman, Middletown, CT (US); George E. Riehm, New Fairfield, CT (US); and Greg G. Weaver, Waterbury, CT (US)
Filed on Jul. 3, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/323,713.
Application 14/323,713 is a division of application No. 13/293,043, filed on Nov. 9, 2011, abandoned.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/411,786, filed on Nov. 9, 2010.
Prior Publication US 2015/0144001 A1, May 28, 2015
Int. Cl. A47J 31/40 (2006.01); B65D 85/804 (2006.01); A47J 31/44 (2006.01); A23F 3/18 (2006.01); A23F 5/26 (2006.01); A23L 2/39 (2006.01)
CPC A47J 31/407 (2013.01) [A23F 3/18 (2013.01); A23F 5/262 (2013.01); A23L 2/39 (2013.01); A47J 31/4492 (2013.01); B65D 85/8043 (2013.01); B65D 85/8046 (2013.01); A23V 2002/00 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A dispenser for mixing and dispensing a cold beverage stored in a capsule, the capsule having a body, rim and lid, the dispenser comprising: a frame to accommodate the capsule so that the capsule is securely located within the frame; a mechanism to crack open the capsule along a crease on the body immediately below the rim; a mixing nozzle that supplies a mixing stream of ambient temperature liquid into the capsule; a finishing nozzle that supplies a finishing stream of cold liquid into a beverage exit orifice; the frame adapted to first position the capsule so that after the capsule is opened, the mixing stream can be directed into the capsule; the frame further adapted to then allow the beverage to exit the capsule and combine with the finishing stream.