Patents by Inventor Antoine Cahen

Antoine Cahen 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: 10856690
    Abstract: A beverage preparation machine (1) has: an extraction unit with a closed configuration for extracting a capsule (2) therein and an open configuration for removing the used capsule (2) therefrom; and a service unit (10) located under the extraction unit (20) and forming a receptacle having a collection cavity (11) for collecting the used capsule (2) and residual liquid projections (3) from the extraction unit (20). The service unit (10) has an upright wall (130) delimiting at least one through-passage (131) for favouring air circulation from inside the cavity (11) to outside the machine (1). The through-passage (131) is angled away from the direction of the liquid projections from the extraction unit (20) so as to inhibit the passage of the liquid projections through the through-passages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventor: Antoine Cahen
  • Patent number: 10231573
    Abstract: A beverage preparation machine (1) comprises a user-interface (10, 10?, 20, 30, 40, 50) that has: a generally peripheral illuminatable arrangement (11, 11?, 21, 31, 41, 51) formed of illuminatable parts (11A-11F, 11A?-11H?, 21A-21G, 31A-31F, 41A-41B, 51A-51H, 51X) and extending around an inner portion (110,120); and a control arrangement (100,105) for activating and deactivating an illumination of the illuminatable parts. The control arrangement (100,105) has at least one configuration for activating part of the illuminatable parts (11A-11F, 11A?-11H?, 21A-21G, 31A-31F, 41A-41B, 51A-51H, 51X), for instance to successively activate consecutive parts (11A-11F, 11A?-11H?, 21A-21G, 31A-31F, 41A-41B, 51A-51H, 51X) in a turning sequence about the inner portion (110,120) and optionally either deactivate all the parts simultaneously after activation of all the parts or successively deactivate previously activated parts at the same pace as the activation pace or at a lower pace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Antoine Cahen, Pietro Cacace
  • Publication number: 20190059631
    Abstract: A beverage preparation machine (1) has: an extraction unit with a closed configuration for extracting a capsule (2) therein and an open configuration for removing the used capsule (2) therefrom; and a service unit (10) located under the extraction unit (20) and forming a receptacle having a collection cavity (11) for collecting the used capsule (2) and residual liquid projections (3) from the extraction unit (20). The service unit (10) has an upright wall (130) delimiting at least one through-passage (131) for favouring air circulation from inside the cavity (11) to outside the machine (1). The through-passage (131) is angled away from the direction of the liquid projections from the extraction unit (20) so as to inhibit the passage of the liquid projections through the through-passages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventor: Antoine CAHEN
  • Patent number: 10178925
    Abstract: A beverage preparation system (1,2,3) comprises: —a first machine (1) for preparing a first beverage (15??), the first machine having a first outlet (11) for dispensing a beverage, such as coffee, onto a beverage dispensing area (12) for positioning a cup or mug (4); and—a second machine (2) for preparing and dispensing a second beverage (25??) via a second beverage outlet (21), the second machine being disconnectably connected to the first machine and separable therefrom. The first and second machines (1,2), when connected, are configurable so that the second outlet (21) is positioned or positionable adjacent to the first outlet (11) to dispense the second beverage (25??) onto the beverage dispensing area (12) and into a cup or mug (4) in position for collecting the first beverage (15??) from the first beverage outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Blaise Rithener, Antoine Cahen
  • Publication number: 20180317697
    Abstract: A beverage machine (1) has: a beverage processing module (10) with a liquid inlet (11) and a module fastening arrangement (12,13,15); and a liquid supply tank (30) with a liquid outlet (31) and a tank fastening arrangement (32,33,35). The outlet (31) is fluidically connectable to the inlet (11) and disconnectable therefrom. The fastening arrangements (12,13,15;32,33,35) comprises a female connector (12) and a male connector (32) cooperating with the female connector (12) for reversibly assembling the module (10) and the tank (30). The fastening arrangements (12,13,15;32,33,35) further comprise at least one pair of a support surface (13,35) and a resilient member (33,15) cooperating together for urging the male connector (32) into the female connector (12) so as to fasten the tank (30) to the module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Antoine Cahen, Eric Granger
  • Patent number: 10028612
    Abstract: A machine (1) for preparing a beverage from at least one ingredient (2) comprises: an ingredient processing module (30); an ingredient passage (40) for inserting an ingredient from outside such machine into the ingredient processing module; and a cover (10) that is movable between a position covering the ingredient passage and a position uncovering the ingredient passage. The cover (10) is slidable, in particular translationally and/or manually slidable, from the covering to the uncovering positions and/or vice versa. The cover (10) is associated with at least one fluid-escape opening (10a, 10b, 10b) through which vapor and/or steam can escape from the passage (40) when the cover is in the covering position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Peter Mori, Francois Besson, Antoine Cahen
  • Patent number: 9943187
    Abstract: A beverage preparation machine (1) has: a beverage preparation module (2) comprising a module interface (21?, 25, 26) and an auxiliary device (10) comprising a device interface (15, 16). The module and device interfaces being arranged for assembling the module (2) and the device (10) together. At least one of the module and device interfaces (15, 16, 21?, 25, 26) comprises one or more dampening members (21?) so arranged that the module (2) and the device (10) are in direct contact only via the dampening member(s) (21?) when the module (2) and device (10) are assembled together via the interfaces (15, 16, 21?, 25, 26).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Antoine Cahen, Blaise Rithener, Francois Besson
  • Publication number: 20170367523
    Abstract: A beverage preparation machine (1) comprises: a beverage preparation module (20, 30) having a front face (21) with an outlet (31) for dispensing a prepared beverage; and a cup support (10) located under the outlet (31) for placing a cup (2) under the outlet (31). The cup support (10) has a rear face (11) removably assembled to the front face (21) by a mechanical connector arrangement (12,22) that comprises a front hook (22) on the front face (21) disassemblable from a corresponding rear hook (12) on the rear face (11). The rear hook (12) has a retaining element (121) and the front hook (22) has a retaining element (221), the retaining elements (121,221) being mutually engaged when the cup support (10) is assembled to the front face (21) and disengaged when the cup support (10) is disassembled from the front face (21).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: Eric Granger, Pietro Mazza, Antoine Cahen
  • Publication number: 20170360246
    Abstract: A beverage preparation machine (1) comprises: a beverage preparation module (20, 30) having a front face (21) with an outlet (31) for dispensing a prepared beverage; and a cup support (10) located under the outlet (31) for placing a cup (2) under the outlet (31). The cup support (10) comprises a liquid collection receptacle (14) supporting a removable cup placement platform (16) that has a peripheral part (18). The collection receptacle (14) is delimited by at least one upright peripheral sidewall (15) forming a seat (15?) for placing the platform (16). The peripheral part (18) extends over and above the peripheral sidewall (15) when the platform (16) is placed in the seat (15?) so that the platform (16) is seizable at the peripheral part (18) adjacent the peripheral sidewall (15) by a user-hand for removing the platform (16) from the receptacle (14).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Eric Granger, Pietro Mazza, Antoine Cahen
  • Patent number: 9833105
    Abstract: A machine (1) for preparing a beverage from at least one ingredient (2) comprises: an ingredient processing module (30); an ingredient passage (40) for inserting an ingredient from outside such machine into the ingredient processing module; and a cover (10) forming a user-handle that is manually movable between a position covering the ingredient passage and a position uncovering the ingredient passage. The cover (10) is manually slidable, in particular translationally slidable, from the covering to the uncovering positions and/or vice versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventor: Antoine Cahen
  • Patent number: 9675204
    Abstract: A beverage preparation machine (1) comprising: a body (2) having one or more outer faces (21,22) and a beverage outlet for delivering a beverage on a beverage dispensing area (27); and a module (3) operatively connected to the body adjacent to one of said one or more outer faces. The module is movable into a plurality of different operative connection positions along said one or more outer faces of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventor: Antoine Cahen
  • Patent number: D830754
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventor: Antoine Cahen
  • Patent number: D830756
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Société des Produits Nestlé S.A.
    Inventor: Antoine Cahen
  • Patent number: D831398
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Société des Produits Nestlé S.A.
    Inventor: Antoine Cahen
  • Patent number: D832019
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Société des Produits Nestlé S.A.
    Inventor: Antoine Cahen
  • Patent number: D834197
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: FERTON HOLDING S.A.
    Inventor: Antoine Cahen
  • Patent number: D836371
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Société des Produits Nestlé S.A.
    Inventor: Antoine Cahen
  • Patent number: D840543
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: FERTON HOLDING S.A.
    Inventor: Antoine Cahen
  • Patent number: D845488
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: FERTON HOLDING S.A.
    Inventor: Antoine Cahen
  • Patent number: D882200
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Laurastar SA
    Inventor: Antoine Cahen