Patents by Inventor Andrea Favero

Andrea Favero has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10206534
    Abstract: A system, device and method for the brewing of a capsule. The device comprises a first chamber portion and a second chamber portion movable with respect to each other to be moved between an open position and a closed position. The device further comprises a capsule handler arranged to enable insertion therein of the capsule and to position said capsule in a brewing position, wherein the capsule handler retains the capsule in the brewing position when the capsule handler is in a ready position. When the first chamber portion and the second chamber portion are moved with respect to each other from the closed position to the open position, the capsule can fall freely from the brewing position under the influence of gravity when the capsule handler is in an ejection position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignees: Koninklijke Douwe Egberts B.V., Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Andrea Favero, Guiseppe Fin, Ka Cheung Tsang, Ralf Kamerbeek, Hendrik Cornelis Koeling, Angenita Dorothea van Loon-Post
  • Patent number: 9833104
    Abstract: A brewing device includes a frame that has an insertion area for inserting a capsule towards a brewing position. Further, the brewing device includes a brewing chamber that has a first portion and a second portion. The first and second portions of the brewing chamber are slidingly arranged in a sliding area of the frame. The first portion and the second portion both slide with respect to each other and with respect to the frame between a closed position and an open position. Ducts supply a brewing fluid to the chamber and outlet a brewed product from the brewing chamber. A pair of opposed guiding channels are provided for inserting, from a top of the insertion area, the capsule in the brewing position which is fixed with respect to the frame, and at least one member is provided for supporting the capsule in the brewing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Giuseppe Fin, Andrea Favero, Giovanni Berto
  • Patent number: 9808112
    Abstract: A system, device and method for preparing a beverage using a capsule. The capsule comprises a cup-shaped body, a lid and an actuating member. The device comprises a capsule holder, a fluid supply unit, and a flow control unit arranged for controlling a parameter of the fluid to be supplied to the capsule. The flow control unit is arranged for selectively operating in one of at least a first mode and a second mode. The flow control unit comprises a switching member movable between a first and second position, and arranged for being engaged by the actuating member of the capsule. The system is arranged such that the flow control unit is in the first mode when the switching member is in the first position, and such that the flow control unit is in the second mode when the switching member is in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignees: Koninklijke Douwe Egberts B.V., Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Andrea Favero, Guiseppe Fin, Ka Cheung Tsang, Ralf Kamerbeek, Hendrik Cornelis Koeling, Angenita Dorothea van Loon-Post
  • Patent number: 9398826
    Abstract: The infusion unit (3) comprises a moving element (9) with a seat (15) for ingredients for making said beverages, forming an infusion chamber (15) and shifting from a position for charging the ingredients to an infusion position, wherein the seat is between a hot water dispensing device (41) and a beverage outlet nozzle (35) opposite one another. The hot water dispensing device (41) comprises a cylinder-piston actuator (43, 47) fed by a first conduit (48) of water under pressure that controls a closing movement of the dispensing device (41) towards the seat (15) in infusion position. Moreover, the piston (47) of the actuator is associated to a conduit (57) of hot water under pressure. The piston exhibits a feeding chamber (55) of the hot water under pressure with an outlet port on a closing surface (53A) of the infusion chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Andrea Favero, Andrea Ferraro, Giovanni Berto
  • Publication number: 20150351580
    Abstract: The infusion unit comprises a receptacle (25, 27) for receiving at least one ingredient in bulk form for the preparation of a beverage, as well as a brewing piston (33) arranged for insertion in the receptacle and forming a brewing chamber therewith. The brewing piston (33) is provided with a sealing arrangement (35) for sliding and sealing engagement with an inner wall of the receptacle when the brewing piston is in the receptacle. A hydraulic actuator (51) controls the movement of the brewing piston (33) so as to adjust the volume of the brewing chamber by moving the brewing piston in a brewing position inside the receptacle. A hot water delivery circuit (39) is further provided, for delivering hot water in the interior of the brewing chamber and performing a brewing cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2014
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Inventors: ANDREA FERRARO, ANDREA FAVERO, ANDREA CASTELLANI, BIOVANNI BERTO
  • Publication number: 20130276635
    Abstract: A system, device and method for the brewing of a capsule. The device comprises a first chamber portion and a second chamber portion movable with respect to each other to be moved between an open position and a closed position. The device further comprises a capsule handler arranged to enable insertion therein of the capsule and to position said capsule in a brewing position, wherein the capsule handler retains the capsule in the brewing position when the capsule handler is in a ready position. When the first chamber portion and the second chamber portion are moved with respect to each other from the closed position to the open position, the capsule can fall freely from the brewing position under the influence of gravity when the capsule handler is in an ejection position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventors: Andrea Favero, Guiseppe Fin, Ka Cheung Tsang, Ralf Kamerbeek, Hendrik Cornelis Koeling, Angenita Dorothea van Loon-Post
  • Publication number: 20130142931
    Abstract: The brewing device comprises: a frame (11) whereon an insertion area (21) for a capsule (C) towards a brewing position (P) is defined, a brewing chamber (13, 1) defined by a first chamber portion (13) and a second chamber portion (14), slidingly arranged in a sliding area (12) defined by said frame (11), said chamber portions (13, 14) being sliding both one with respect to the other and with respect to said frame (11) between a closed position and an open position and vice versa, ducts (14B, 13B), respectively for supplying a brewing fluid in the chamber (13, 14) and for outletting the brewed product from the chamber itself, a pair of opposed guiding channels (19) for inserting from the top the capsule (C) in the fixed brewing position (P) with respect to said frame (11), at least one member (20) for supporting the capsule (C) in said brewing position (P).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Giuseppe Fin, Andrea Favero, Giovanni Berto
  • Publication number: 20130112084
    Abstract: The infusion unit (3) comprises a moving element (9) with a seat (15) for ingredients for making said beverages, forming an infusion chamber (15) and shifting from a position for charging the ingredients to an infusion position, wherein the seat is between a hot water dispensing device (41) and a beverage outlet nozzle (35) opposite one another. The hot water dispensing device (41) comprises a cylinder-piston actuator (43, 47) fed by a first conduit (48) of water under pressure that controls a closing movement of the dispensing device (41) towards the seat (15) in infusion position. Moreover, the piston (47) of the actuator is associated to a conduit (57) of hot water under pressure. The piston exhibits a feeding chamber (55) of the hot water under pressure with an outlet port on a closing surface (53A) of the infusion chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Andrea Favero, Andrea Ferraro, Giovanni Berto