Global Patent Index - EP 1986505 A1

EP 1986505 A1 20081105 - FROZEN BEVERAGE MACHINE

Title (en)

FROZEN BEVERAGE MACHINE

Title (de)

MASCHINE ZUM HERSTELLEN GEFRORENER GETRÄNKE

Title (fr)

MACHINE À BOISSONS GLACÉES

Publication

EP 1986505 A1 20081105 (EN)

Application

EP 07705156 A 20070207

Priority

  • GB 2007000425 W 20070207
  • GB 0602389 A 20060207
  • GB 0623142 A 20061121

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO2007091062A1] An apparatus and method for producing a frozen beverage employs a freeze chamber (134) for receiving a beverage solution such that, in use, liquid freezes out of the beverage solution to form frozen particles on a curved internal circumferential wall (130) of the chamber (134). The frozen particles are sheared from the wall (130) by a vortex induced in the fluid with an impeller (144) such that the particles are entrained in the beverage solution creating an ice slurry. A cage (156) is free to rotate in the chamber (134) and assist shearing of the frozen particles from the wall (130). The relative speed of rotation between the impeller (144) and cage (156) can be used to control cooling means for forming the frozen particles on the wall (130) such that an ice fraction is produced that is suitable for dispensing as a frozen beverage.

IPC 8 full level

A23G 9/04 (2006.01); A23G 9/12 (2006.01); A23G 9/22 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP)

A23G 9/045 (2013.01); A23G 9/22 (2013.01); A23G 9/28 (2013.01); F25C 1/147 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 2007091062A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC NL PL PT RO SE SI SK TR

DOCDB simple family (publication)

WO 2007091062 A1 20070816; AU 2007213498 A1 20070816; EP 1986505 A1 20081105; EP 1993373 A2 20081126; EP 1993373 B1 20130605; WO 2007091067 A2 20070816; WO 2007091067 A3 20070927

DOCDB simple family (application)

GB 2007000425 W 20070207; AU 2007213498 A 20070207; EP 07705156 A 20070207; EP 07705165 A 20070207; GB 2007000434 W 20070207