Patent Number: 8,876,000

Title: Beverage preparation machine with touch menu functionality

Abstract: The present invention relates to a beverage preparation machine (1), comprising a memory for storing icons (72), said icons (72) being divided into at least two menu level groups (73, 76, 78), whereby each icon (72) indicates a selectable menu function of the machine (1). The machine (1) further comprises a display (10) for displaying: in a first operation mode a first group (73) of icons adjacent a main portion (75) of the display (10); and in a second operation mode one group (73, 76, 78) of icons (72) as currently selectable icons (72) on said main portion (75) of the display (10). A touch pad (10, 22) is adapted to accept a touch operation for switching between the first and second operation mode.

Inventors: Delbreil; Marc (Bulle, CH), Agon; Fabien Ludovic (Le Bouveret, CH)

Assignee: Nestec S.A.

International Classification: A47J 31/44 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-04 0:00:00