US 9,810,675 B2
System and method for non-invasively and non-destructively authenticating bottled beverages
Simon M. Fahrni, Irvine, CA (US); and Benjamin T. Fuller, Auburn, CA (US)
Assigned to The Regents of the University of California, Oakland, CA (US)
Appl. No. 14/772,992
Filed by The Regents of the University of California, Oakland, CA (US)
PCT Filed Mar. 15, 2013, PCT No. PCT/US2013/032419
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Sep. 4, 2015,
PCT Pub. No. WO2014/143026, PCT Pub. Date Sep. 18, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2016/0018375 A1, Jan. 21, 2016
Int. Cl. G01N 33/14 (2006.01); G01N 1/22 (2006.01); G01N 1/24 (2006.01); G01N 30/00 (2006.01)
CPC G01N 33/146 (2013.01) [G01N 1/2226 (2013.01); G01N 2030/009 (2013.01)] 23 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. A system for authenticating bottled beverages, the system comprising:
a bottle coupling device adapted to form an airtight seal with a neck and closure of a bottle that contains a beverage to be authenticated;
a vacuum line in fluid communication with the bottle coupling device; and a vacuum pump in fluid communication with the vacuum line, the pump being adapted to develop a vacuum along the vacuum line and within the bottle coupling device so as to apply a vacuum to the closure of the bottle and draw traces of the beverage that have diffused through the closure.