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1. (WO2013119497) BEVERAGE FORMING DEVICE AND METHOD WITH MULTI-PART BEVERAGE CARTRIDGE HOLDER

Pub. No.:    WO/2013/119497    International Application No.:    PCT/US2013/024604
Publication Date: Fri Aug 16 01:59:59 CEST 2013 International Filing Date: Tue Feb 05 00:59:59 CET 2013
IPC: A47J 31/36
Applicants: KEURIG GREEN MOUNTAIN, INC.
Inventors: SULLIVAN, Kevin, P.
TINKLER, Ian
SHEPARD, James, E.
Title: BEVERAGE FORMING DEVICE AND METHOD WITH MULTI-PART BEVERAGE CARTRIDGE HOLDER
Abstract:
A beverage forming system and method in which a wall member mounted to a frame (6) of the system defines a first portion of a chamber, and a cartridge holder (3) movably mounted relative to the frame and the wall member (48) defines a second portion of the chamber. The cartridge holder may have an opening to receive a cartridge (1) and be arranged to hold and move a cartridge between an open position and a closed position. A cover (4), which may be moveable relative to the wall member and/or the cartridge holder, may be arranged to cover the opening (3a) of the cartridge holder with the cartridge holder in the closed position. Thus, with the cartridge holder in the closed position and the cover (4) covering the opening, the cartridge holder, the wall member and the cover define the chamber in a closed state in which a cartridge held by the cartridge holder is enclosed.