06079315 is referenced by 132 patents and cites 13 patents.

A cup shaped holder is internally provided with an ejection mechanism which serves to automatically dislodge a spent beverage cartridge from an upwardly extending piercing member when the lid is opened at the end of a brewing cycle. In addition, the holder is mounted on externally protruding trunnions for pivotal movement between an upright brewing position and a partially inverted position to eject the dislodged cartridge from the holder into an underlying receptacle. The lid has a dependency arm that coacts with a pawl on the holder trunnions to automatically manipulate the holder to eject the cartridge.

Title
Beverage filter cartridge holder
Application Number
9/232993
Publication Number
6079315
Application Date
January 19, 1999
Publication Date
June 27, 2000
Inventor
Jennie Kwo
Cambridge
MA, US
Kenneth A Focht
Needham
MA, US
Michael G Woram
Brooklyn
NY, US
John E Sylvan
Milton
MA, US
Richard P Sweeney
Winchester
MA, US
James W Wuertele
North Billerica
MA, US
Roderick H Beaulieu
Cumberland
RI, US
Agent
Samuels Gauthier & Stevens
Assignee
Keurig
MA, US
IPC
A47J 31/00
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