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Brian King, Paul King, Stan McLean: Lower chamber vent for the lower chamber of a brewing machine. VKI Technologies, Hill Steadman & Simpson, January 2, 1996: US05479849 (46 worldwide citation)

A coffee brewing machine which allows the coffee to be more rapidly removed from the lower brewing chamber by providing a vent opening which opens to relieve the vacuum and allows the coffee to be discharged. In one embodiment, the vent opening is opened and closed by a plug on the upper brewing cha ...


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Alan M King: Hopper which is vibrated so as to dispense product. VKI Technologies Corporation, Hill Steadman & Simpson, January 17, 1995: US05381967 (20 worldwide citation)

A flexible hopper made of rubber or other suitable flexible material which is driven by a motor through an eccentric drive so as to cause the hopper and a drive auger to vibrate to more readily dispense product in the hopper. One or more flexible fingers are attached to the auger and are flexed as t ...


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Mitsuo Suzuki, Hisashi Karasawa, Michio Seshimo: Beverage extraction device. VKI Technologies, Hill Steadman & Simpson, March 29, 1994: US05297472 (20 worldwide citation)

A beverage extraction machine in which powdered material such as coffee is mixed with hot water in an extraction chamber which is mounted over a beverage receiver with a filter mounted between them. High pressure air is supplied into the beverage receiver and passes up through the filter to agitate ...


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Patrick Hallé, Robert Declos, Patrick Brazeau, Martin Harnois, Pascal Grenier, Denis Haché, Joé Normandeau, André Gauthier, Roger Bourgouin, Stephen Grant, Réjean Bouiliane, Eric Thériault: Systems useful for beverage making machines. VKI Technologies, Fay Sharpe, October 28, 2008: US07441495 (11 worldwide citation)

Various systems are provided which may be used in a beverage machine for dispensing one or more, (in particular a plurality of) beverage types. A beverage machine may thus comprise one or more systems selected from the group consisting of i) a conveyance system for the dispensing of particulate mate ...


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Alan M King, Orn Arnason: Devices for dispensing liquid. VKI Technologies, Hill Steadman & Simpson, September 13, 1994: US05346098 (9 worldwide citation)

A hot water dispensing device which includes a flexible tube or a bellows which can be depressed by a solenoid such that hot water can pass into the tube or bellows and out an outlet when the solenoid is energized. When the solenoid is de-energized, the upper portion of the tube or bellows forms a s ...


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Halle Patrick, Declos Robert, Brazeau Patrick, Harnois Martin, Grenier Pascal, Hache Denis, Normandeau Joe, Gauthier Andre, Bourgouin Roger, Grant Stephen, Bouliane Rejean, Theriault Eric: Systems useful for beverage making machines. Vki Technologies, August 3, 2005: EP1558118-A2 (8 worldwide citation)

Various systems are provided which may be used in a beverage machine for dispensing one or more, (in particular a plurality of) beverage types. A beverage machine may thus comprise one or more systems selected from the group consisting of i) a conveyance system for the dispensing of particulate mate ...


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Brian L King, Paul A King: Tea brewer. VKI Technologies, Hill Steadman & Simpson, April 25, 1995: US05408918 (7 worldwide citation)

An improved tea brewer which can be attached to a coffee brewer and has a tea wiper that connects to the coffee wiper for removing tea leaves from the machine.


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Alan M King: Funnel arrangement for a beverage brewer. VKI Technologies, Hill Steadman & Simpson, November 9, 1993: US05259298 (4 worldwide citation)

An improved funnel for a beverage brewer which provides that the water supplied to the brewer enters into the funnel and passes into the brewer chamber to slots formed in the funnel and shaped so as to prevent air being expelled from the brewer chamber from below from causing the water to splash out ...


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King Alan M: Coffee brewer.. Vki Technologies, September 7, 1994: EP0613646-A1 (3 worldwide citation)

A beverage brewing machine which has upper (11) and lower (25) brewing chambers which are moveable relative to each other so as to clamp a strip-shaped filter (36) therebetween during the brewing process and the chambers can be separated so as to allow the filter strip to be removed from the brewing ...


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King Alan M: Food dispensing machine.. Vki Technologies, May 17, 1989: EP0316169-A1 (2 worldwide citation)

A coffee brewing machine includes a housing (10) having a front wall (12), a viewing window (14) provided on the front wall, and a coffee brewing compartment (26) adjacent the window in the front wall. The coffee brewing compartment includes a pouring assembly in a pour area. An elongated duct (32) ...