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1. (WO2017032731) APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PREPARING A BEVERAGE FROM LIQUID SUPPLIED TO A PACKAGE BY A MACHINE

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/032731    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2016/069782
Publication Date: Fri Mar 03 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Tue Aug 23 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: A47J 31/40
Applicants: NESTEC S.A.
Inventors: FLICK, Jean-Marc
WYSS, Heinz
AIT BOUZIAD, Youcef
EPARS, Yann
BAENNINGER, Philippe
Title: APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PREPARING A BEVERAGE FROM LIQUID SUPPLIED TO A PACKAGE BY A MACHINE
Abstract:
Apparatus (1) for preparing a beverage by delivering sanitized liquid within a package (2) containing nutritional ingredients comprising: a package (2) comprising a product compartment (26) containing nutritional ingredients and a spout (27) arranged for the supply of liquid inside the compartment (26) and a machine (3) comprising: a control unit (11), a liquid supply and treatment unit (8)comprising an optical irradiation chamber (14) arranged for sanitizing liquid circulating therein and a connection assembly (15) for fluidly connecting the liquid supply and treatment unit (8) with the package (2); wherein the spout (27) comprises a fluid connector (28), with a liquid inlet (30), insertable through the connection assembly (15) of the liquid supply and treatment unit (8); wherein the fluid connector (28) is positioned after insertion through the connection assembly (15) in a position of insertion in which the liquid inlet (30) is exposed to the optical irradiation field produced by the optical irradiation chamber (14).