Patent Number: 6,966,251

Title: Automatic device for the extraction of a substance

Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for the extraction of a substance for preparing a beverage from a capsule, comprising a chassis (11) with a horizontal flat part (22) and a vertical part (14) at the rear of the chassis; a drawer (5) which can be moved in horizontal translation over the flat part of the chassis between an open position and a closed position and which comprises, in the drawer, a capsules (10) housing unit (6) with at least one housing (21) for the capsule which is to be extracted and a pin (18) for holding on each side of the housing unit and secured thereto; a fixed capsule-extraction head (4) mounted on the chassis with at least one capsule cage (20), the cage facing the housing for the capsule when the drawer is in the closed position; and holding member ABCD making it possible, when the drawer is in the closed position, to raise the capsule housing unit using the holding pin so as to bring the capsule that is to be extracted into the capsule cage.

Inventors: Yoakim; Alfred (St-Legier-la Chiesaz, CH)

Assignee: Nestec S.A.

International Classification: A47J 31/06 (20060101); A47J 31/40 (20060101); A47J 031/24 ()

Expiration Date: 1/22/02018