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1. (WO2018226847) AUTHENTIFICATION DE CARTOUCHE DE BOISSON
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CLAIMS:

What is claimed is:

1. A cartridge for use with a beverage brewing system to prepare a brewed beverage comprising:

a cartridge body having a chamber;

a flavorant arranged within said chamber;

a first identification element applied to the cartridge, said first identification element providing a first cartridge authenticator; and

a second identification element applied to the cartridge, said second identification element providing a second cartridge authenticator.

2. The cartridge of claim 1, wherein said first identification element and said second identification element are different.

3. The cartridge of claim 1, wherein said first identification element comprises data extending in two directions.

4. The cartridge of claim 1, wherein said first identification element includes a rastered graphic.

5. The cartridge of claim 1, wherein said rastered graphic includes at least one of a logo and trademark associated with a brand of the cartridge.

6. The cartridge of claim 1, wherein said first cartridge authenticator the cartridge includes determining a brand of the cartridge.

7. The cartridge of claim 1, wherein said first cartridge authenticator includes determining whether the cartridge is compatible for use with the beverage brewing system.

8. The cartridge of claim 1, wherein said second identification element includes one of a one dimensional code and a two dimensional code.

9. The cartridge of claim 1, wherein said second identification element includes a barcode.

10. The cartridge of claim 1, wherein said second identification element further comprises:

a first component; and

a second component, distinct from said first component, wherein said first component and said second component contain different types of information.

1 1. The cartridge of claim 10, wherein said first component includes an identification code.

12. The cartridge of claim 10, wherein said first component is operable to provide said second cartridge authenticator.

13. The cartridge of claim 12, wherein said second cartridge authenticator includes determining whether the cartridge has been used previously.

14. The cartridge of claim 10, wherein said second component is associated with one or more parameters of a recipe for preparing a brewed beverage

15. The cartridge of claim 14, wherein said second component includes a recipe look up code.

16. The cartridge of claim 1, wherein said first identification element and said second identification element are disposed at a first surface of said cartridge body.

17. The cartridge of claim 1, wherein said first identification element is located at a first surface of said cartridge body and said second identification element is arranged at a second surface of said cartridge body, said first surface being different from said second surface.

18. A method of preparing a brewed beverage using a cartridge comprising:

scanning and processing a first identification element to perform a first authentication of the cartridge;

scanning and processing a second identification element to perform a second authentication of the cartridge; and

preparing the brewed beverage in response to said first authentication and said second authentication.

19. The method of claim 18, wherein scanning and processing said first identification element includes determining a brand of the cartridge.

20. The method of claim 18, wherein scanning and processing said first identification element includes determining whether the cartridge is compatible for use with the beverage brewing system.

21. The method of claim 18, wherein scanning and processing said second identification element further comprises:

scanning and processing a first component of said second identification element to perform said second authentication; and

scanning and processing a second component of said second identification element to determine one or more parameters for preparing the brewed beverage.

22. The method of claim 21, wherein scanning and processing said first component of second identification element includes determining whether the cartridge has been used previously.

23. The method of claim 21, wherein scanning and processing said second component of second identification element includes identifying a recipe look up code associated with the cartridge.