07316178 is referenced by 44 patents and cites 212 patents.

A beverage preparation machine for preparing a beverage from a cartridge containing one or more beverage ingredients comprising a first piercing element for forming an inlet, in use, in a cartridge received in the beverage preparation machine and a second piercing element for forming an outlet, in use, in said cartridge, characterised in that the first and second piercing elements are formed as a single removable unit.

Title
Machine for the preparation of beverages
Application Number
10/763928
Publication Number
7316178 (B2)
Application Date
January 23, 2004
Publication Date
January 8, 2008
Inventor
Steve Carter
London
GB
Nick Hensen
Banbury
GB
Andrew Halliday
Hook Norton
GB
Agent
Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery
Assignee
Kraft Foods R & D
DE
IPC
A47J 31/40
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