WO2014078893A1 - Capsule compaction device - Google Patents

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WO2014078893A1
WO2014078893A1 PCT/AU2013/001338 AU2013001338W WO2014078893A1 WO 2014078893 A1 WO2014078893 A1 WO 2014078893A1 AU 2013001338 W AU2013001338 W AU 2013001338W WO 2014078893 A1 WO2014078893 A1 WO 2014078893A1
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Richard Harrod
Gerard Andrew White
Robert Grassia
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47JKITCHEN EQUIPMENT; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; APPARATUS FOR MAKING BEVERAGES
    • A47J31/00Apparatus for making beverages
    • A47J31/24Coffee-making apparatus in which hot water is passed through the filter under pressure, i.e. in which the coffee grounds are extracted under pressure
    • A47J31/34Coffee-making apparatus in which hot water is passed through the filter under pressure, i.e. in which the coffee grounds are extracted under pressure with hot water under liquid pressure
    • A47J31/36Coffee-making apparatus in which hot water is passed through the filter under pressure, i.e. in which the coffee grounds are extracted under pressure with hot water under liquid pressure with mechanical pressure-producing means
    • A47J31/3604Coffee-making apparatus in which hot water is passed through the filter under pressure, i.e. in which the coffee grounds are extracted under pressure with hot water under liquid pressure with mechanical pressure-producing means with a mechanism arranged to move the brewing chamber between loading, infusing and ejecting stations
    • A47J31/3623Cartridges being employed
    • A47J31/3638Means to eject the cartridge after brewing
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47JKITCHEN EQUIPMENT; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; APPARATUS FOR MAKING BEVERAGES
    • A47J31/00Apparatus for making beverages
    • A47J31/44Parts or details or accessories of beverage-making apparatus
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B07SEPARATING SOLIDS FROM SOLIDS; SORTING
    • B07CPOSTAL SORTING; SORTING INDIVIDUAL ARTICLES, OR BULK MATERIAL FIT TO BE SORTED PIECE-MEAL, e.g. BY PICKING
    • B07C5/00Sorting according to a characteristic or feature of the articles or material being sorted, e.g. by control effected by devices which detect or measure such characteristic or feature; Sorting by manually actuated devices, e.g. switches
    • B07C5/16Sorting according to weight
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B30PRESSES
    • B30BPRESSES IN GENERAL
    • B30B9/00Presses specially adapted for particular purposes
    • B30B9/30Presses specially adapted for particular purposes for baling; Compression boxes therefor

Abstract

A separation apparatus for separating the organic and inorganic components of a spent beverage capsule. The apparatus includes: a support element for temporarily restraining the spent capsule; a separation ram; wherein the separation ram moves with respect to the spent capsule to bring the spent capsule into abutting engagement with a surface defined by a first sub- chassis, such that further relative movement collapses the spent capsule and ejects organic contents through an aperture in the first sub- chassis into a waste collection chamber.

Description

CAPSULE COMPACTION DEVICE

FIELD OF THE INVENTION

The invention relates to waste separation and compaction devices and more particularly to devices that separate and compact used coffee capsules.

The invention has been developed primarily for use as a coffee capsule compaction device and will be described hereinafter with reference to this application. However, it will be appreciated that the invention is not limited to this particular field of use.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

Any discussion of the prior art throughout the specification should in no way be considered as an admission that such prior art is widely known or forms part of the common general knowledge in the field.

A coffee or other beverage capsule is a disposable single use container containing ground coffee. Capsules are usually in the form of a plastic or aluminium container body that is hermetically sealed with an aluminium or polymeric foil lid. A capsule works in combination with a machine into which the capsule is inserted. In its most common form, a capsule contains enough coffee to brew a single cup. During use, a capsule is pierced and hot water is injected into and mixed with ground coffee inside the capsule. Brewed coffee is dispensed from the capsule, through the lid, leaving a slurry of spent coffee grounds and water in the capsule. In order to recycle a spent capsule, the inorganic and organic waste materials must be separated from one another.

At least one manufacturer of capsules is actively involved in capsule collection points and recycling programs. In their recycling schemes, used capsules are recuperated intact from the consumers at select retail locations, then transported, separated and processed in bulk. A Swiss company, Insent GmbH sells a manually operated press device for separating coffee waste from the used or spent capsule. Information regarding the ecological impact of the recycling of coffee capsules can be found at www.outpresso.com.

OBJECTS OF THE INVENTION

It is an object of the present invention to overcome or ameliorate at least one of the disadvantages of the prior art, or to provide a useful alternative.

It is an object of the invention in a preferred form to provide a device for separating the organic and inorganic components of a spent capsule.

It is another object of the invention in a preferred form to provide a device for separating and compacting the waste products associated with a spent capsule.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

It is an aspect of the invention to provide a device for separating and compacting waste products that can stand alone or be incorporated into a capsule coffee maker. According to an aspect of the invention in a preferred form, there is provided a separation apparatus for separating the organic and inorganic components of a spent beverage capsule, the apparatus including:

a support element for temporarily restraining the spent capsule;

a separation ram;

wherein the separation ram moves with respect to the spent capsule to bring the spent capsule into abutting engagement with a surface defined by a first sub- chassis, such that further relative movement collapses the spent capsule and ejects organic contents through an aperture in the first sub- chassis into a waste collection chamber.

Preferably, the separation ram subsequently releases the spent capsule, thereby allowing the spent capsule to descend under the influence of gravity into a capsule collection chamber.

Preferably, the first sub- chassis defines a circular aperture having a circumferential recessed rim for retaining a rim of the spent capsule.

Preferably, the support element temporarily restrains the spent capsule from descending into a collection chamber until after being collapsed by the separation ram.

Preferably, the first sub- chassis is a stationary sub-chassis, and a movable second sub-chassis supports the separation ram. More preferably, the movable second sub-chassis further supports a compaction ram for

compacting spent capsules in a capsule collection chamber. t

According to an aspect of the invention in a preferred form, there is provided capsule beverage device having a separation apparatus for separating the organic and inorganic components of a spent beverage capsule, the device including:

a support element for temporarily restraining the spent capsule;

a separation ram;

wherein the separation ram moves with respect to the spent capsule to bring the spent capsule into abutting engagement with a surface defined by a first sub- chassis, such that further relative movement collapses the spent capsule and ejects organic contents through an aperture in the first sub- chassis into a waste collection chamber.

Preferably, the separation ram subsequently releases the spent capsule, thereby allowing the spent capsule to descend under the influence of gravity into a capsule collection chamber.

Preferably, the first sub- chassis defines a circular aperture having a circumferential recessed rim for retaining a rim of the spent capsule.

Preferably, a support element temporarily restrains the spent capsule from descending into a collection chamber until after being collapsed by the separation ram.

Preferably, the device includes a brewing sub-system that defines a receptacle into which a new capsule is retained; the brewing sub-system further includes a hot water deliver element for inserting hot water to an interior of the new capsule and causing a brewed beverage to be dispensed. More preferably, the brewing sub-system further includes a rupture plate having indented surface features; wherein insertion of water into the new capsule cause a foil covering of the new capsule to rupture against the rupture place; such that liquid content of the capsule is further forced through an array of small openings in the rupture plate and flows to a dispensing outlet. Most preferably, the new capsule contains dry beverage constituents.

Preferably, the capsule beverage device is a coffee capsule device that uses a coffee capsule for making coffee.

Preferably, the first sub- chassis is a stationary sub-chassis, and a movable second sub-chassis supports the separation ram and defines a receptacle into which a new capsule is retained prior to making a beverage. More preferably, movement of the movable second sub-chassis causes a new capsule to be

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captured and readied for brewing while the previously brewed spent capsule is at least partially crushed and at least partially emptied of organic waste matter. Most preferably, the movable second sub-chassis further supports a compaction ram for compacting spent capsules in a capsule collection chamber. '

Preferably, each collection chamber is removable. Preferably, each collection chamber has a drain that enables waste fluid to flow to a removable drip tray.

Preferably, the device includes a removable drip tray that collects waste water from each collection chamber. BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWING FIGURES

In order that the invention be better understood, reference is now made to the following drawing figures in which:

FIG. l is a schematic cross-sectional view of a coffee machine that utilises a capsule.

FIG. 2 is a further schematic cross-sectional of the device depicted in FIG. l.

FIG. 3 is a cross-sectional schematic of a coffee machine illustrating the descent of a capsule into a separation station located within the machine.

FIG. 4 is a cross-sectional schematic view of the device depicted in FIG. 3 illustrating the ejection of organic waste from a capsule.

FIG. 5 is a cross-sectional schematic of a coffee machine having internal waste compartments for organic and inorganic debris associated with a beverage capsule.

FIG. 6 is a schematic cross-sectional view of a coffee machine illustrating the separation of organic and inorganic waste as well as the compaction of inorganic waste within the machine.

FIG. 7 is a schematic cross-sectional view of a second embodiment of a coffee machine having internal separation and compaction facilities. FIG. 8 is a schematic cross-sectional view of a third embodiment of a coffee machine having independent internal separation and compaction facilities.

FIG. 9 is schematic cross-sectional view of a fourth embodiment of a

coffee machine having internal separation and waste collection facilities.

FIG. 10 is a schematic cross-sectional view of a coffee machine

incorporating a telescopic separation device.

FIG. ii is another schematic cross-section of the device depicted in

FIG. 10.

FIG. 12 is a schematic cross-sectional view of a coffee machine having internal separation and compaction facilities.

FIG. 13 is a schematic cross-section of a coffee machine having internal separation and compaction facilities.

BEST MODE AND OTHER EMBODIMENTS

As shown in FIG. 1, a coffee or hot beverage making machine 10 utilising a coffee capsule 13 has a coffee brewing sub-system 11. The brewing subsystem 11 incorporates a receptacle 12 into which a capsule 13 is inserted. The brewing sub-system may also include the means for delivering hot water to the capsule and dispensing the brewed coffee. The aluminium bottom or base 17 of the capsule 13 is pierced by sharpened projections 15, then the capsule is filled with hot water from an inlet 16. The interior of the capsule 13 contains a quantity of ground coffee (or other beverage constituents). As the internal pressure of the capsule rises, the foil covering 17 is forced against a rupture plate 18. The rupture plate 18 contains indented surface features that cause the foil coverings 17 to rupture in a specific and controlled way. The liquid content of the capsule is forced through an array of small openings 19 in the plate and flows to a dispensing outlet 20. In use, the receptacle and the plate 18 are brought together so that the capsule is captured and isolated and sealed off. In the context of this specification, the coffee machine 10 is described as having a static portion (plate 18 and the dispensing outlet 20) and a moving c assis with receptacle 12. However, the important aspect of this configuration is not which parts move, but the relative motion between the receptacle 12 and the plate 18.

As shown in FIG. 2, during the brewing process, the capsule 13 is immobilised and fluidically isolated from the recycling sub-systems. The capsule's foil cover 17 is urged against the rupture plate 18 by internal water pressure.

When the receptacle 21 and the plate 18 are separated after a brewing (FIG. 1) a new capsule 13 may be inserted. When the receptacle 21 is sealed or closed with reference to the plate 18, the coffee brewing process can be initiated (FIG. 2).

As shown in FIG. 3, at the conclusion of a brewing process, the receptacle 21 and rupture plate 18 are moved apart. This opens a gap above the

receptacle 12 that allows another new capsule 22 to be inserted. The separation of the receptacle 21 from the plate 18 also creates a free space 23 below the receptacle 12 that allows the spent capsule 24 to descend into a separation station 25. In the station 25, the spent capsule 24 is at least partially crushed and the coffee waste is ejected and thus separated from the remainder of the capsule. As shown in FIG. 3, the separation station 25 comprises a support or bracket 26 for temporarily restraining the spent capsule 24. In this example, the separation station 25 comprises a circular rim or frame component 27 having a circular recess 28 for retaining the rim of the spent capsule 24. In this example, the moving sub-chassis, frame or component 30 that incorporates the receptacle 12 also supports a tapered separation ram 31.

As shown in FIG. 4 the tapered separation ram 31 crushes or collapses the spent capsule 24 and ejects the slurry when the sub-chassis 30 is brought into engagement with the stationary sub-chassis 32. Thus, in a single motion, a new capsule 33 is captured and readied for brewing while the previously brewed capsule is at least partially crushed and emptied of coffee waste 34 by the action of the tapered ram 31. The spent coffee slurry or other coffee waste is ejected by the action of the tapered ram 31 so that it passes through the central opening 35 in the rim frame 27 and into a coffee waste collection chamber 41.

When the first and static chassis are separated (see FIG. 5) the compacted or crushed carcass of the spent capsule 24 descends vertically, under the influence of gravity into a collection chamber 40 that is located below the gap 44 between the first and the static sub-chassis 30, 32. Coffee waste 35 that was ejected from the capsule by the tapered ram enters an organic waste collection chamber 41, adjacent to the first or capsule collection chamber 40. The waste chambers 40, 41 are preferably removable and have drains 45 that empty into the device's removable drip tray 46. The second or organic waste collection chamber may be heated by coils 47 or warm air or other means, to keep the waste dry.

As shown in FIG. 6 the receptacle 50, the separating ram 51 and a moveable jaw 52 of a compaction device may all be incorporated into a single moving sub-chassis 54 and operated for motion in unison, by a single source of motive power 53. The motive power may be delivered by way of a reciprocating piston, motor, solenoid, pneumatic or hydraulic cylinder etc. In this way, aluminium waste 53 located in the first waste compartment 40 can be more effectively crushed, compacted or reduced in volume by the reciprocating action of the moveable jaw 52.

In the embodiment of FIG. 6, the reciprocation of the brewing receptacle 50, the separating ram 51 and compaction jaw 52 are all operated simultaneously and by the same source of motive power. In the example of FIG. 7, the moving sub-chassis 70 that supports the capsule receptacle 71 is separate from and operated separately from a sub-chassis 72 that incorporates both the separating ram 73 and the compacting jaw 74. In this way, the two moving chassis 70, 72 can be operated independently, have different operational frequencies or timings, separate microprocessor control and sensor

processing, and be driven by separate and different motive power

sources 75, 76.

As shown in FIG. 8, a separate sub-chassis may be provided for the capsule receptacle 80, the separating ram 81 and the compacting jaw 82. Each sub- chassis 80, 81, 82 may have its own motive power source 83, 84 and 85 and its own operation characteristics and power requirements.

As shown in FIG. 9, the stationary chassis 90 of the separation sub-system 91 may incorporate a static post or support 96 that offers mechanical support to the foil cover 93 of the spent capsule 94 while the separating ram 95 is being operated. The support 96 comprises a contact surface 97 that is smaller in cross-sectional area than the lid 93 and acts to prevent an inadvertent introduction of foil fragments into the organic waste receptacle 98.

As shown in FIG. 10 and FIG. 11, the separating ram 100 may be telescopic. In this example, three nested and telescopic ram portions are supported by a first chassis 101. Motive power 102 supplied by a hydraulic or pneumatic ram or other means drive the innermost nested portion 103 toward the spent capsule 104. The force of the contact with the inner nested portion 103 collapses the capsule 104 and expels the coffee waste 105 toward and

eventually into the organic waste receptacle 106.

As shown in FIG. 12, the first or inorganic waste receptacle 120 cooperates with a compacting jaw 121. The jaw 121 reciprocates from an open position to . closed position in which aluminium waste 123 located in the first

receptacle 120 is reduced in volume. The user of the device can be provided with an alarm or indication such as a light, sound or other display 128 that indicates when the first receptacle 120 is full or ready for emptying. The aforementioned alarm or indication can be triggered, for example, by a microprocessor 126 that monitors the load on the motor 125 that drives the crushing jaw 121. In the alternative, the first receptacle 120 may be provided with a sensor 127 that detects when the compartment 120 is filled and sends an indication of same to the microprocessor 126.

As shown in FIG. 13 the second waste compartment 130 may also have a sensor 131 for detecting when the organic waste compartment 130 is full. The sensor 131 may be an optical sensor or weight sensor, switch or micro switch that is triggered by the presence of an appropriate quantity of waste 132. The second waste compartment may be heated to drive off excess water.

Although the invention has been described with reference to specific examples, it will be appreciated by those skilled in the art that the invention may be embodied in many other forms.

As used herein, unless otherwise specified the use of the ordinal adjectives "first", "second", "third", etc., to describe a common object, merely indicate that different instances of like objects are being referred to, and are not intended to imply that the objects so described must be in a given sequence, either temporally, spatially, in ranking, or in any other manner.

Reference throughout this specification to "one embodiment" or "an

embodiment" means that a particular feature, structure or characteristic described in connection with the embodiment is included in at least one embodiment of the present invention. Thus, appearances of the phrases "in one embodiment" or "in an embodiment" in various places throughout this specification are not necessarily all referring to the same embodiment, but may. Furthermore, the particular features, structures or characteristics may be combined in any suitable manner, as would be apparent to one of ordinary skill in the art from this disclosure, in one or more embodiments.

Similarly it should be appreciated that in the above description of exemplary embodiments of the invention, various features of the invention are

sometimes grouped together in a single embodiment, figure, or description thereof for the purpose of streamlining the disclosure and aiding in the understanding of one or more of the various inventive aspects. This method of disclosure, however, is not to be interpreted as reflecting an intention that the claimed invention requires more features than are expressly recited in each claim. Rather, as the following claims reflect, inventive aspects lie in less than all features of a single foregoing disclosed embodiment. Any claims following the Detailed Description are hereby expressly incorporated into this Detailed Description, with each claim standing on its own as a separate embodiment of this invention.

Furthermore, while some embodiments described herein include some but not other features included in other embodiments, combinations of features of different embodiments are meant to be within the scope of the invention, and form different embodiments, as would be understood by those in the art.

Features of every embodiment can be used in any combination.

Thus, while there has been described what are believed to be the preferred embodiments of the invention, those skilled in the art will recognize that other and further modifications may be made thereto without departing from the spirit of the invention, and it is intended to claim all such changes and modifications as fall within the scope of the invention.

While the present invention has been disclosed with reference to particular details of construction, these should be understood as having been provided by way of example and not as limitations to the scope or spirit of the invention.

Claims

1. A separation apparatus for separating the organic and inorganic
components of a spent beverage capsule, the apparatus including:
a support element for temporarily restraining the spent capsule;
a separation ram;
wherein the separation ram moves with respect to the spent capsule to bring the spent capsule into abutting engagement with a surface defined by a first sub- chassis, such that further relative movement collapses the spent capsule and ejects organic contents through an aperture in the first sub- chassis into a waste collection chamber. ,
2. The apparatus according to claim l, wherein the separation ram
subsequently releases the spent capsule, thereby allowing the spent capsule to descend under the influence of gravity into a capsule collection chamber.
3. The apparatus according to any one of the preceding claims, wherein the first sub- chassis defines a circular aperture having a circumferential recessed rim for retaining a rim of the spent capsule.
4. The apparatus according to any one of the preceding claims, wherein the support element temporarily restrains the spent capsule from descending into a collection chamber until after being collapsed by the separation ram.
5. The apparatus according to any one of the preceding claims, wherein the first sub- chassis is a stationary sub-chassis, and a movable second sub- chassis supports the separation ram.
6. The apparatus according to claim 5, wherein the movable second sub- chassis further supports a compaction ram for compacting spent capsules in a capsule collection chamber.
7. A capsule beverage device having a separation apparatus for separating the organic and inorganic components of a spent beverage capsule, the device including:
a support element for temporarily restraining the spent capsule;
a separation ram;
wherein the separation ram moves with respect to the spent capsule to bring the spent capsule into abutting engagement with a surface defined by a first sub- chassis, such that further relative movement collapses the spent capsule and ejects organic contents through an aperture in the first sub- chassis into a waste collection chamber.
8. The device according to claim 7, wherein the separation ram subsequently releases the spent capsule, thereby allowing the spent capsule to descend under the influence of gravity into a. capsule collection chamber.
9. The device according to any one of claim 7 or claim 8, wherein the first sub- chassis defines a circular aperture having a circumferential recessed rim for retaining a rim of the spent capsule.
10. The device according to any one of claims 7 to 9, wherein the support element temporarily restrains the spent capsule from descending into a collection chamber until after being collapsed by the separation ram.
11. The device according to any one of claims 7 to 10, the device including a brewing sub-system that defines a receptacle into which a new capsule is retained; the brewing sub-system further including a hot water deliver element for inserting hot water to an interior of the new capsule and causing a brewed beverage to be dispensed.
12. The device according to claim 11, the brewing sub-system further
including a rupture plate having indented surface features; wherein insertion of water into the new capsule cause a foil covering of the new capsule to rupture against the rupture place; such that liquid content of the capsule is further forced through an array of small openings in the rupture plate and flows to a dispensing outlet.
13. The device according to claim 11 or claim 12, wherein the new capsule contains dry beverage constituents.
14. The device according to any one of claims 7 to 13, wherein the capsule beverage device is a coffee capsule device that uses a coffee capsule for making coffee.
15. The device according to any one of claims 7 to 14, wherein the first sub- chassis is a stationary sub-chassis, and a movable second sub-chassis supports the separation ram and defines a receptacle into which a new capsule is retained prior to making a beverage.
16. The device according to claim 15, wherein movement of the movable second sub-chassis causes a new capsule to be captured and readied for brewing while the previously brewed spent capsule is at least partially crushed and at least partially emptied of organic waste matter.
17. The device according to claim 15 or claims 16, wherein the movable
second sub-chassis further supports a compaction ram for compacting spent capsules in a capsule collection chamber.
18. The device according to any one of claims 7 to claim 17, wherein each collection chamber is removable.
19. The device according to any one of claims 7 to 18, wherein each collection chamber has a drain that enables waste fluid to flow to a removable drip tray. The device according to any one of claims 7 to 19, the device including removable drip tray that collects waste water from each collection chamber.
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