Patent Number: 9,808,112

Title: Device, system and method for preparing a beverage from a capsule

Abstract: A system, device and method for preparing a beverage using a capsule. The capsule comprises a cup-shaped body, a lid and an actuating member. The device comprises a capsule holder, a fluid supply unit, and a flow control unit arranged for controlling a parameter of the fluid to be supplied to the capsule. The flow control unit is arranged for selectively operating in one of at least a first mode and a second mode. The flow control unit comprises a switching member movable between a first and second position, and arranged for being engaged by the actuating member of the capsule. The system is arranged such that the flow control unit is in the first mode when the switching member is in the first position, and such that the flow control unit is in the second mode when the switching member is in the second position.

Inventors: Favero; Andrea (Quarto d'Altino, IT), Fin; Guiseppe (Meolo, IT), Tsang; Ka Cheung (Utrecht, NL), Kamerbeek; Ralf (De Meern, NL), Koeling; Hendrik Cornelis (Amersfoort, NL), van Loon-Post; Angenita Dorothea (Utrecht, NL)

Assignee: Koninklijke Douwe Egberts B.V.

International Classification: A47J 31/36 (20060101); A47J 31/40 (20060101); B65D 85/804 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2022-11-07 0:00:00