Pod adaptor system for single service beverage brewers

CAFC
  • US 8,720,320 B1
  • Filed: 07/13/2007
  • Issued: 05/13/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/13/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A beverage brewer, comprising:

  • a brewing chamber;

    a container, disposed within the brewing chamber and adapted to hold brewing material while brewed by a beverage brewer, the container comprising;

    a receptacle configured to receive and support the brewing material; and

    a cover;

    wherein the receptacle includesa base, having an interior surface, an exterior surface, and a passageway in an interior area of the base, providing fluid flow through the interior surface and the exterior surface, andat least one sidewall extending upwardly from the interior surface of the base,wherein the cover is adapted to sealingly engage with a top edge of the at least one sidewall, the cover including an opening, andwherein the container is adapted to accept input fluid through the opening and to provide a corresponding outflow of fluid through the passageway;

    an inlet port, adapted to provide the input fluid to the container; and

    a needle-like structure, adapted to receive outflow fluid from the container through the base passageway;

    wherein the passageway is disposed to receive the needle-like structure and to provide a clearance around the needle-like structure such that the needle-like structure does not puncture the base.

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