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Nicholas G Lazaris, Roderick H Beaulieu: Disposable single serve beverage filter cartridge. Keurig Incorporated, Samuels Gauthier & Stevens, August 19, 2003: US06607762 (189 worldwide citation)

A beverage filter cartridge comprises an outer container with an access opening. A filter element is received in and configured and arranged to subdivide the interior of the container into first and second chambers. A beverage medium is stored in the first chamber. A lid closes the access opening. T ...


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Richard Sweeney, Nicholas G Lazaris, Roderick H Beaulieu, William P Bucuzzo: Beverage filter cartridge. Keurig Incorporated, Samuels Gauthier & Stevens, November 11, 2003: US06645537 (187 worldwide citation)

A beverage filter cartridge includes a cup-shaped outer container with a bottom and a side wall extending upwardly from the bottom wall to a circular rim surrounding an upper opening. The side wall has an upper section extending downwardly from the rim to an intermediate section, and a tapered lower ...


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Jon Taylor: Two step puncturing and venting of single serve filter cartridge in a beverage brewer. Keurig Incorporated, Samuels Gauthier & Stevens, August 19, 2003: US06606938 (169 worldwide citation)

In a method and apparatus for brewing a beverage from a dry beverage medium contained in a disposable cartridge, the cartridge is initially pierced and vented by a tubular outlet probe, and then pierced by a tubular inlet probe. Heated liquid is admitted to the cartridge interior via the inlet probe ...


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Nicholas G Lazaris, Roderick H Beaulieu: Beverage filter cartridge holder. Keurig Incorporated, Samuels Gauthier & Stevens, December 2, 2003: US06655260 (146 worldwide citation)

A brewer operates during a brew cycle to brew a beverage by infusing heated liquid with a dry beverage medium contained in a single serve disposable cartridge. During the brew cycle, the cartridge is contained in a cup-shaped housing closed by a lid. Rotation of the cartridge within the housing is r ...


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Richard P Sweeney, Nicholas G Lazaris, Roderick H Beaulieu: Re-usable beverage filter cartridge. Keurig Incorporated, Samuels Gauthier & Stevens, December 9, 2003: US06658989 (126 worldwide citation)

For use in a single serve beverage brewer in which a measured charge of a dry beverage medium is infused with a metered amount of heated liquid to produce a beverage medium, a reusable beverage filter cartridge is provided for containing the beverage medium and for accommodating an inflow of the hea ...


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Tim A Bragg, C Anthony Lai: Brew chamber for a single serve beverage brewer. Keurig Incorporated, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks P C, January 23, 2007: US07165488 (120 worldwide citation)

A brew chamber for a single serve filter package. The chamber includes a receptacle having an open top, configured and dimensioned to receive the package. A frame for supporting the receptacle for pivotal movement about a first axis between a vertical brew position and a forwardly inclined open posi ...


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Karl T Winkler, Jason F Lipman, Jon Taylor, Philip C Walker: Puncturing and venting of single serve beverage filter cartridge. Keurig Incorporated, Samuels Gauthier & Stevens, March 23, 2004: US06708600 (107 worldwide citation)

A liquid inlet probe for piercing the lid of a beverage filter cartridge comprises a cylindrical inner hub surrounded by an enlarged diameter outer sleeve. Support ribs extend radially between and coact with the exterior of the hub and the interior of the sleeve to define a plurality of liquid suppl ...


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Kevin P Sullivan, Ian Tinkler, Geoffrey Y Smith, Darius Dilmaghani, Finn Brudevold: Beverage forming device with opening/closing mechanism for a beverage cartridge receiver. Keurig Incorporated, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks P C, April 7, 2009: US07513192 (96 worldwide citation)

A beverage forming system includes an actuator and first and second portions that are movable relative to each other between open and closed positions. The first and second portions include a cartridge receiving portion to accept a cartridge for forming a beverage, e.g., a disposable single serve ca ...


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Richard B Streeter, William T Jacobs, Nicholas G Lazaris, Charles F Squires: System for dispensing metered volumes of heated water to the brew chamber of a single serve beverage brewer. Keurig Incorporated, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks P C, July 15, 2008: US07398726 (90 worldwide citation)

A system for dispensing a metered volume of heated water to the brew chamber of a single serve beverage dispenser. The system includes a storage tank for containing a supply of unheated water and a dispensing tank. A delivery line communicates with the brew chamber and with the dispensing tank at an ...