Beverage brewing device

  • US 10,154,751 B2
  • Filed: 03/11/2014
  • Issued: 12/18/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/09/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A beverage brewing device for use with a single serve beverage brewer having a brewing holster, an inlet probe for dispensing water, the inlet probe moveable between a non-brewing position and a brewing position, and an outlet probe extending upwardly into the brewing holster for outletting a brewed beverage, the beverage brewing device comprising:

  • a lid defining an inlet probe opening sized to receive the inlet probe;

    a cup comprising—

    a sidewall having a circular upper edge defining an upper opening, a lower edge defining a lower opening, and an inner sidewall surface extending between the circular upper edge and the lower edge;

    a bottom wall having a planar inner surface and planar outer surface opposite the planar inner surface, the bottom wall extending across the lower opening such that the planar inner surface intersects the inner sidewall surface, the bottom wall defining a receptacle opening extending inwardly into the bottom wall from an edge of the bottom wall;

    a receptacle secured to the bottom wall over the receptacle opening and extending upwardly from the bottom wall and lower edge toward the upper edge, the receptacle having a convex inner surface and a concave outer surface, the concave outer surface sized to receive the outlet probe when the cup is positioned within the brewing holster, the receptacle being a continuous layer of material that prevents fluid flow through the continuous layer of material;

    one or more mesh filters included in at least one of the sidewall and the bottom wall;

    wherein the convex inner surface, planar inner surface and inner sidewall surface define a volume for receiving brewing material, the volume being sealed except for the one or more mesh filters and the upper opening.

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