Brew chamber for a single serve beverage brewer

CAFC
  • US 7,165,488 B2
  • Filed: 12/12/2003
  • Issued: 01/23/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/12/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An apparatus for forming a beverage, comprising:

  • a housing adapted to support components of a beverage forming device;

    a receptacle, having an opening to receive a beverage cartridge, movable relative to the housing between a vertical position and a stationary, inclined position in which the receptacle is arranged to receive and hold a beverage cartridge; and

    a lid movable relative to the housing between open and closed positions, the lid in the closed position cooperating with the receptacle in the vertical position to facilitate formation of a beverage when liquid is provided to the cartridge;

    wherein in the inclined position, the receptacle opening faces in a direction away from the lid, and the receptacle opening has a center axis extending from a center of the opening, and when the receptacle is in the vertical position, the center axis extends vertically and intersects the lid, and when the receptacle is in the stationary, inclined position, the center axis does not intersect the lid.

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