Patents by Inventor Alice M. Cormaci

Alice M. Cormaci 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: 5342639
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for making dry coffee aroma gas with improved aroma characteristics. A stream of moisture-containing coffee aroma gas is passed through and allowed to exit a desiccant bed of calcium sulfate granules, wherein said granules initially contain less than about 0.5% adsorbed moisture by dry weight of said granules. The stream of moisture-containing coffee aroma gas is discontinued after the adsorbed moisture content of the calcium sulfate granules increases from less than about 0.5% to at least about 4.3% by dry weight of said granules, but before the moisture content of the stream of desiccant-treated coffee aroma gas exiting the desiccant bed exceeds about 1000 ppm. All of the desiccant-treated coffee aroma gas which exits the desiccant bed is collected and combined until the stream of moisture-containing coffee aroma gas is discontinued.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 30, 1994
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Alice M. Cormaci