Patents Examined by K. O'Leery
  • Patent number: 4882982
    Abstract: A percolator holding pan for "espresso" coffee making machines enabling delivery of rich "espresso" coffee with a good flavor irrespective of the coffee powder conditions, such as its grinding grade, moisture content, and possibly the extent of its pressing. The pan comprises a body adapted for fitting to a delivery assembly of an "espresso" coffee maker, and a cavity formed in the body and having a bottom. A cupped percolator for the coffee powder is housed within the cavity. Two "espresso" coffee dispensing spouts are provided, and a liquid path extends through the body between the cupped percolator and the spouts and includes a compartment interposed between the cupped percolator and the bottom, as well as a pressure control provided in the path to control the pressure downstream of the cupped percolator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 28, 1989
    Assignee: Spidem S.r.L.
    Inventor: Mario Muttoni