04738378 is referenced by 73 patents and cites 9 patents.

A beverage dispensing apparatus for obtaining a beverage from a normally-sealed beverage dispensing package carrying a locating projection for cooperation with an aqueous medium injector. The package is typically a sachet having, as the locating projection, a nozzle sealed in one edge seam. The sachet is loaded into the open door of the machine with the sachet at least partially-supported on the door by cooperation of its nozzle with a sachet support member. The door is closed and the sachet is transferred to a water-introduction station where a hollow injector and the nozzle are moved into engagement. Water is introduced into the sachet from reservoir, mixes with the contents of the sachet and leaves through an opening made in the base of the sachet to be collected in a container. The spent sachet is then discarded to a waste sachet disposal area.

Title
Beverage dispensing apparatus
Application Number
491563
Publication Number
4738378
Application Date
September 10, 1985
Publication Date
April 19, 1988
Inventor
Barry J P Bellinger
Thatcham
GB
Peter H Oakley
Marlow
GB
Agent
Curtis Morris & Safford
Assignee
Mars
GB
IPC
A47J 31/00
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