|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||099/289.P; 099/289.R; 099/295|
|우선권정보||DE-101 16 239(2001-03-31)|
|§371/§102 date||20030930 (20030930)|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 25 인용 특허 : 5|
A machine readable identification on a single-serving unit containing coffee powder for espresso machines, designed so that it can be read easily and accurately, is structured in a rotation-symmetrical manner and is applied to an essentially level surface of the single-serving unit, whereby the single-serving unit preferably consists of a single-serving capsule (1) having an essentially circular base (2) whereupon the identification is applied in a coaxial manner.
The invention claimed is: 1. A magazine unit (10) of a coffee machine for storing single serving capsules and processing machine readable identifications disposed on the single serving capsules for election of one of a plurality capsules in a coffee machine comprising: several magazine tubes (12 to 16), each magazine tube adapted to hold single serving capsules (1) containing various types of coffee powder where the single serving capsules have an essentially circular base (2); a registration device with at least one reading head (27) adapted to read th...