Apparatus for preparing hot drinks
Air supply for a coffee maker
Drink extraction apparatus
Beverage extraction device
Beverage filter cartridge
ApplicationNo. 475398 filed on 12/30/1999
US Classes:99/289R, With infusive material feeding and/or discharging99/295, Cartridge type99/302RForce feed infusor
ExaminersPrimary: Alexander, Reginald L.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassA47J 031/00
AbstractA cup shaped holder is internally provided with an ejection mechanism which serves to automatically dislodge a spent beverage cartridge from an upwardly extending piercing member when the lid is opened at the end of a brewing cycle. In addition, the holder is mounted on externally protruding trunnions for pivotal movement between an upright brewing position and a partially inverted position to eject the dislodged cartridge from the holder into an underlying receptacle. The lid has a dependency arm that coacts with a pawl on the holder trunnions to automatically manipulate the holder to eject the cartridge.