Coffee maker brew basket

  • US 7,644,653 B2
  • Filed: 02/17/2005
  • Issued: 01/12/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/17/2005
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. An automatic drip coffee maker brew basket comprising:

  • a hollow, funnel-shaped brew basket having a relatively wide top end and a relatively narrow bottom end, with both the top and bottom ends being open to allow a liquid to flow freely through the basket, the bottom end opening being defined by a bottom edge of the bottom end;

    a stepped support ring integral in and defining a sloped ledge around a circumference of the brew basket, wherein the circumference is below the top end and above the bottom end;

    whereby a coffee filter pod is supported on its periphery by the support ring during brewing.

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