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1. WO2006097399 - CAPSULE DISPENSING APPARATUS

Publication Number WO/2006/097399
Publication Date 21.09.2006
International Application No. PCT/EP2006/060194
International Filing Date 22.02.2006
IPC
G07F 13/00 2006.01
GPHYSICS
07CHECKING-DEVICES
FCOIN-FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS
13Coin-freed apparatus for controlling dispensing of fluids, semiliquids or granular material from reservoirs
G07F 11/00 2006.01
GPHYSICS
07CHECKING-DEVICES
FCOIN-FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS
11Coin-freed apparatus for dispensing, or the like, discrete articles
CPC
A47J 31/3642
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
JKITCHEN EQUIPMENT; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; APPARATUS FOR MAKING BEVERAGES
31Apparatus for making beverages
24Coffee-making apparatus in which hot water is passed through the filter under pressure, ; i.e. in which the coffee grounds are extracted under pressure
34with hot water under liquid pressure
36with mechanical pressure-producing means
3604with a mechanism arranged to move the brewing chamber between loading, infusing and ejecting stations
3623Cartridges being employed
3642Cartridge magazines therefor
G07F 11/04
GPHYSICS
07CHECKING-DEVICES
FCOIN-FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS
11Coin-freed apparatus for dispensing, or the like, discrete articles
02from non-movable magazines
04in which magazines the articles are stored one vertically above the other
G07F 11/24
GPHYSICS
07CHECKING-DEVICES
FCOIN-FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS
11Coin-freed apparatus for dispensing, or the like, discrete articles
02from non-movable magazines
04in which magazines the articles are stored one vertically above the other
16Delivery means
24Rotary or oscillatory members
G07F 13/10
GPHYSICS
07CHECKING-DEVICES
FCOIN-FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS
13Coin-freed apparatus for controlling dispensing or fluids, semiliquids or granular material from reservoirs
10with associated dispensing of containers, e.g. cups or other articles
Applicants
  • N & W GLOBAL VENDING S.p.A. [IT]/[IT] (AllExceptUS)
  • MAGNO, Alessandro [IT]/[IT] (UsOnly)
Inventors
  • MAGNO, Alessandro
Agents
  • GIUGNI, Valter
Priority Data
PN2005A00001817.03.2005IT
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) CAPSULE DISPENSING APPARATUS
(FR) APPAREIL DE DISTRIBUTION DE CAPSULES
Abstract
(EN)
The present invention refers to an apparatus for dispensing capsules, preferably single-use, disposable capsules (8) for the production of beverages, brews and the like, intended for use in connection with automatic food-product vending machines. The inventive capsule dispensing apparatus comprises a plurality of receptacles (7) adapted to accommodate capsules (8) in a stacked arrangement, at least a rotary pick-up device (9) provided with two or more compartments (10) distributed about the axis of rotation thereof for removing the capsules (8) from the receptacles (7), and a conveyor (13). The capsule dispensing apparatus is characterized in that between said at least a pick-up device (9) and said conveyor (13) there is arranged a distribution tray (20) comprising a plurality of guide partitions (18) adapted to enable said capsules (8) to undergo a rotary motion.
(FR)
La présente invention concerne un appareil de distribution de capsules, de préférence de capsules jetables à usage unique (8) pour la production de boissons, infusions et similaires, destiné à être utilisé avec des distributeurs automatiques de produits alimentaires. L’appareil de distribution de capsules de l’invention comprend une pluralité de réceptacles (7) adaptés pour recevoir des capsules (8) selon un agencement empilé, au moins un dispositif de préhension rotatif (9) équipé d’au moins deux compartiments (10) répartis autour de l’axe de rotation de celui-ci pour enlever les capsules (8) des réceptacles (7), et un convoyeur (13). L’appareil de distribution de capsule est caractérisé en ce qu’entre ledit dispositif de préhension (9) et ledit convoyeur (13) est agencé un plateau de distribution (20) comprenant une pluralité de cloisons de guidage (18) adaptées pour impulser audites capsules (8) un mouvement de rotation.
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