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1. (WO2017191018) MACHINE FOR PREPARING A BEVERAGE

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/191018    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2017/059973
Publication Date: Fri Nov 10 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Thu Apr 27 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: A47J 31/36
Applicants: NESTEC S.A.
Inventors: BOILEAU, Vincent
ROGNON, Vincent
EPARS, Yann
Title: MACHINE FOR PREPARING A BEVERAGE
Abstract:
An beverage-preparation apparatus comprises a capsule receptacle (204, 300, 400, 416, 500) receiving a beverage capsule (306, 418) containing a quantity of a beverage ingredient,and an injection head (202) for injecting fluid into said beverage capsule (306, 418) to produce a beverage, said injection head (202) being mobile between a first, inactive position and a second, active position, and further comprising a biasing device (226, 304) selectively preventing the injection head (202) from remaining in the first, inactive position, and a capsule-detecting means (308, 402, 404, 422, 508) activating the biasing device (226, 304) when the presence of a beverage capsule (306, 418) within said capsule receptacle (204, 300, 400, 416, 500)is detected.