Brew chamber for a single serve beverage brewer

  • US 7,347,138 B2
  • Filed: 08/23/2004
  • Issued: 03/25/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/12/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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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 movable relative to the housing between a vertical position and an inclined position in which the receptacle is accessible to insert or remove a beverage cartridge;

    a lid that covers at least part of the receptacle when the receptacle is in the vertical position;

    a handle that is movable between open and closed positions to cause the receptacle to move between the vertical and inclined positions; and

    at least one resilient element arranged to resiliently hold the handle in the closed position, wherein the at least one resilient element remains deflected when the handle is in the closed position.

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