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Title:
BEVERAGE-PRODUCING MACHINE COMPRISING A REMOVABLE INGREDIENT CONTAINER
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2014/162236
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
A beverage-producing machine (1) is described, comprising a housing (3), a beverage producing unit arranged in the housing and a container (21) for at least one beverage ingredient, for example coffee beans. The container (21) is lockable to the housing (3) and unlockable therefrom. The container (21) comprises a bottom aperture (27) for dispensing the ingredient contained therein and a shutter (29) for selectively closing and opening the aperture. Furthermore, an actuating member (37, 39, 41, 45) is provided in the housing. The actuating member acts upon the shutter for selectively opening and closing the bottom aperture (27) of the container while respectively locking the container to the housing and unlocking the container from the housing.

Inventors:
TONELLI, Stefano (Building 5, AE Eindhoven, NL-5656, NL)
CASTELLI, Cristiano (Building 5, AE Eindhoven, NL-5656, NL)
Application Number:
IB2014/060118
Publication Date:
December 18, 2014
Filing Date:
March 25, 2014
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (High Tech Campus 5, AE Eindhoven, NL-5656, NL)
International Classes:
A47J31/42; A47J31/44; A47J42/50; A47J43/07
Domestic Patent References:
WO2004098361A12004-11-18
Foreign References:
FR2901114A12007-11-23
FR2713906A11995-06-23
US20040123747A12004-07-01
US6057514A2000-05-02
EP2380472A12011-10-26
DE202010001953U12010-04-15
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
COOPS, Peter et al. (High Tech Campus, Building 5, AE Eindhoven, NL-5656, NL)
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