05347916 is referenced by 108 patents and cites 15 patents.

A device for assisting extraction of a material contained in a cartridge for preparation of a beverage has a wall which forms a hollowed enclosure which has an interior surface which defines a frustoconically shaped cavity for containing the cartridge. A rim intersects and extends laterally from the interior surface of the wall to form a peripheral rim base surface which intersects the wall for supporting a cartridge contained by the interior wall surface. A plurality of fins integral with the rim extend from the rim laterally, with respect to the interior wall surface, to converge and connect at an area which is centrally disposed, with respect to the interior wall surface and rim, and displaced at a distance away from a plane defined by the intersection of the interior wall and rim base surfaces so that the area of convergence is displaced away from a cartridge contained and supported by the wall and rim base surfaces. A finger is disposed centrally in the area of convergence of the fine and extends towards the plane.

Title
Device to assist extraction of beverage material in cartridges
Application Number
7/724606
Publication Number
5347916
Application Date
July 2, 1991
Publication Date
September 20, 1994
Inventor
Bernard Pierre
Yverdon
CH
Mario Pasquali
Vallorbe
CH
Olivier Fond
Yverdon
CH
Agent
Vogt & O Donnell
Assignee
Nestec
CH
IPC
A47J 31/24
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