|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||426/431; 426/432; 426/433; 426/435|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 26 인용 특허 : 30|
A method and apparatus for forming a beverage using a beverage formation device. Opening of a brew chamber may automatically enable the provision of beverage precursor liquid from a reservoir to a heating tank that is used (heated or not) to form a beverage. For example, opening of the brew chamber may cause a valve to be opened or otherwise permit flow of beverage precursor liquid from the reservoir to the heating tank. The valve may open simultaneously and automatically with a brew chamber lid, and may close when the brew chamber lid is closed.
1. A method for forming a beverage, comprising: providing a beverage brewer that includes a brew chamber for receiving a beverage cartridge, a reservoir for holding beverage precursor liquid and a heating tank for heating beverage precursor liquid, the beverage brewer being constructed and arranged to introduce the precursor liquid into the beverage cartridge and form a beverage;providing beverage precursor liquid into the reservoir;opening of the brew chamber of the brewer to expose a cartridge receiver to receive a beverage cartridge in association wit...