07231869 is referenced by 41 patents and cites 212 patents.

A closure mechanism for a beverage preparation machine comprising a lower part and an upper part, the upper part and lower part being movable relative to one another from an open position in which a beverage cartridge can be received in the closure mechanism and a closed position in which the beverage cartridge is fixedly retained between the upper part and lower part, wherein in the closed position the closure mechanism contacts a top surface and a bottom surface of the beverage cartridge at or near a centre of the beverage cartridge to exert a compressive force of greater than 50N.

Title
Machine for the preparation of beverages
Application Number
10/763767
Publication Number
7231869 (B2)
Application Date
January 23, 2004
Publication Date
June 19, 2007
Inventor
Steve Carter
London
GB
Andrew Halliday
Hook Norton
GB
Agent
Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery
Assignee
Kraft Foods R & D
DE
IPC
A47J 31/00
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