US 9,809,379 B2
Beverage cartridge
Daniel Goncalves Cardoso, London (CA)
Assigned to 1675119 Ontario Inc., London (CA)
Filed by 1675119 ONTARIO INC., London (CA)
Filed on Aug. 2, 2013, as Appl. No. 13/957,895.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/679,148, filed on Aug. 3, 2012.
Prior Publication US 2014/0037802 A1, Feb. 6, 2014
Int. Cl. B65D 85/804 (2006.01); B65B 5/06 (2006.01); B65B 7/00 (2006.01)
CPC B65D 85/8043 (2013.01) [B65B 5/06 (2013.01); B65B 7/00 (2013.01)] 15 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A cartridge for preparing a beverage, the cartridge comprising:
a container comprising one or more side walls extending between a lid at one end and a bottom surface at a second opposing end defining an interior space;
a first separating element separately formed from the container and having a shape, a structure and a drainage passage pattern, the first separating element separating the interior space into first and second portions, the first separating element being supported within the container by one or more supporting elements at one end of the one or more supporting elements and constructed to permit fluid communication between the first and second portions;
a second separating element separately formed from the container and at the other end of the one or more supporting elements opposite the first separating element, the second separating element comprising the same shape, structure and drainage pattern as the first separating element; and
a pod constructed of a fluid-permeable material containing a substance from which a beverage can be extracted, the pod being supported by the first separating element in the first portion and the second separating element being disposed in the second portion.