|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||99/280 ; 99/287 ; 99/302R|
|우선권정보||GB-0020855 (1982-07-19); GB-0011542 (1983-04-27)|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 51 인용 특허 : 3|
A method and apparatus for producing a beverage from an infusible material such as coffee or tea by contacting the material with aqueous medium such as hot water in successive discrete portions, each successive portion re-suspending and re-agitating the material to increase extraction efficiency. The infusible material is preferably enclosed in a disposable brewing container such as a sachet or capsule, the aqueous medium injected therein in successive cycles.
A beverage dispensing apparatus for producing an infused beverage comprising: means to heat a supply of an aqueous medium, delivery means to direct portions of said heated aqueous medium to a heated aqueous medium discharge outlet, said discharge outlet adapted to be placed in operable communication with an infusible beverage product retained in a filter medium, means cooperable with said delivery means to inject selectively and sequentially discrete and measured quantities of said heated aqueous medium to said discharge outlet, and means associated with...