Patents by Inventor Augusto A. Picozza

Augusto A. Picozza 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: 10315792
    Abstract: An appliance for dispensing, forming and vacuum packaging a container is provided including a base, a vacuum motor disposed in the base, a vacuum sealing compartment formed in the base including a vacuum trough fluidly connected to the vacuum motor, a sealing element disposed in the vacuum sealing compartment adjacent the vacuum trough, and a storage compartment formed in the base vertically disposed above the vacuum sealing compartment configured to store a roll of flexible container material. At least one section of the container material may be dispensed from the storage compartment and cut from the roll of container material and sealed on a first free end with the sealing element to form an unsealed container. The unsealed container may then be evacuated by the vacuum motor through a second free end inserted into the vacuum trough and/or sealed on the second free end with the sealing element to form a hermetically sealed container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Augusto Picozza, Richard Neil Tobin, Andrew L. Hall, Jeffery A. Smith
  • Publication number: 20180360261
    Abstract: A coffee maker having a water reservoir, a brew head assembly positioned in front of the water reservoir including a shower head member, a pivotally movable brew basket, and a water reservoir fill port located in front of the coffee maker within the brew head assembly, the water reservoir fill port being in direct communication with the water reservoir such that water can be poured directly into the water reservoir fill port over the top of the shower head member and brew basket to fill the water reservoir. The shower head member includes a first flow channel for delivering heated water to the brew basket and at least one second flow channel having at least one opening associated therewith for allowing steam generated within the brew basket to be channeled back to the water reservoir. A separate compartment for holding and storing a measuring spoon is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Augusto A. Picozza, Damien Vizcarra, Sandra Lin
  • Patent number: 9867387
    Abstract: A blending and dispensing appliance is provided which includes a blending container, a housing having a recess for supporting the blending container, an ice-shaving unit, and an agitator to agitate shaved ice and other beverage ingredients in the blending container. A conduit is disposed on an outer sidewall of the blending container and fluidly connected to the blending container. An auger is disposed in the conduit and is rotated within the conduit when a dispensing arm is depressed. The rotating auger extrudes blended contents through the conduit from the blending container to a dispensing spout. A motorized base containing both an agitator and an auger motor selectively provide rotary power to the agitator and auger, respectively. A control system is provided for controlling the operation of the ice-shaving motor, the agitator, and the agitator so that the contents placed into the beverage container are blended to a desired consistency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Monte Davis, Joseph Palermo, Augusto A. Picozza, Terry Tang
  • Publication number: 20170258256
    Abstract: A food preparation appliance comprising a sieve having an inner perforated surface for extracting a food item into liquid and solid particles, a source of rotatable power for rotating the sieve, a cleaning device for removing unwanted buildup of pulp from the perforated surface of the sieve, and a reservoir holding a pre-determined volume of cleaning fluid that is released and directed onto the sieve when the cleaning device is operated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Applicant: SUNBEAM PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Augusto A. Picozza, Cisco Arrieta, Traci Licht, George T. Hardin, JR.
  • Publication number: 20170027368
    Abstract: Systems (100) and methods (2800) for operating a hot beverage brewer. The methods include receiving a brew basket of a plurality of interchangeable brew baskets (900, 1400, 1800) within a basket chamber (402) of the hot beverage brewer. At least two of the plurality of interchangeable brew baskets are of different brew basket types and designed to hold different amounts of a beverage substance. Thereafter, the hot beverage brewer: automatically detects the brew basket type associated with the brew basket residing within the basket chamber; selects first operations from a plurality of operations that should be performed by the hot beverage brewer based on the brew basket type which was previously detected; and performs the first operations by the hot beverage brewer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Applicant: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Augusto A. Picozza, Aaron Abroff, Gary McGonagle, Dov Glucksman, Laura Nickerson
  • Publication number: 20160325863
    Abstract: An appliance for dispensing, forming and vacuum packaging a container is provided including a base, a vacuum motor disposed in the base, a vacuum sealing compartment formed in the base including a vacuum trough fluidly connected to the vacuum motor, a sealing element disposed in the vacuum sealing compartment adjacent the vacuum trough, and a storage compartment formed in the base vertically disposed above the vacuum sealing compartment configured to store a roll of flexible container material. At least one section of the container material may be dispensed from the storage compartment and cut from the roll of container material and sealed on a first free end with the sealing element to form an unsealed container. The unsealed container may then be evacuated by the vacuum motor through a second free end inserted into the vacuum trough and/or sealed on the second free end with the sealing element to form a hermetically sealed container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Applicant: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Augusto Picozza, Richard Neil Tobin, Andrew L. Hall, Jeffery A. Smith
  • Patent number: 9433316
    Abstract: Systems (100) and methods (2800) for operating a hot beverage brewer. The methods include receiving a brew basket of a plurality of interchangeable brew baskets (900, 1400, 1800) within a basket chamber (402) of the hot beverage brewer. At least two of the plurality of interchangeable brew baskets are of different brew basket types and designed to hold different amounts of a beverage substance. Thereafter, the hot beverage brewer: automatically detects the brew basket type associated with the brew basket residing within the basket chamber; selects first operations from a plurality of operations that should be performed by the hot beverage brewer based on the brew basket type which was previously detected; and performs the first operations by the hot beverage brewer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Augusto A. Picozza, Aaron Abroff, Gary McGonagle, Dov Glucksman, Laura Nickerson
  • Patent number: 9422073
    Abstract: An appliance for dispensing, forming and vacuum packaging a container is provided including a base, a vacuum motor disposed in the base, a vacuum sealing compartment formed in the base including a vacuum trough fluidly connected to the vacuum motor, a sealing element disposed in the vacuum sealing compartment adjacent the vacuum trough, and a bag roll storage compartment formed in the base vertically disposed above the vacuum sealing compartment. At least one section of the container material may be dispensed from the storage compartment and cut from the roll of container material and sealed on a first free end with the sealing element to form an unsealed container. The unsealed container may then be evacuated by the vacuum motor through a second free end inserted into the vacuum trough and/or sealed on the second free end with the sealing element to form a hermetically sealed container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Augusto Picozza, Richard Neil Tobin, Andrew L. Hall, Jeffrey A. Smith
  • Publication number: 20160101884
    Abstract: A vacuum sealer including a base defining a support surface and a body extending from, the base. A suction head is supported by the body and is moveable along the body toward and away from the support surface. The suction head supports a suction assembly including a suction inlet with a sealing member thereabout. A suction pump is configured to selectively provide a suction force to the suction inlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Applicant: SUNBEAM PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Augusto A. Picozza, Enrique Plazarte, Jason Harris, Gustavo Morales
  • Publication number: 20150289709
    Abstract: Systems (100) and methods (2800) for operating a hot beverage brewer. The methods include receiving a brew basket of a plurality of interchangeable brew baskets (900, 1400, 1800) within a basket chamber (402) of the hot beverage brewer. At least two of the plurality of interchangeable brew baskets are of different brew basket types and designed to hold different amounts of a beverage substance. Thereafter, the hot beverage brewer: automatically detects the brew basket type associated with the brew basket residing within the basket chamber; selects first operations from a plurality of operations that should be performed by the hot beverage brewer based on the brew basket type which was previously detected; and performs the first operations by the hot beverage brewer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Applicant: SUNBEAM PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Augusto A. Picozza, Aaron Abroff, Gary McGonagle, Dov Glucksman, Laura Nickerson
  • Publication number: 20140374519
    Abstract: A blending and dispensing appliance is provided which includes a blending container, a housing having a recess for supporting the blending container, an ice-shaving unit, and an agitator to agitate shaved ice and other beverage ingredients in the blending container. A conduit is disposed on an outer sidewall of the blending container and fluidly connected to the blending container. An auger is disposed in the conduit and is rotated within the conduit when a dispensing arm is depressed. The rotating auger extrudes blended contents through the conduit from the blending container to a dispensing spout. A motorized base containing both an agitator and an auger motor selectively provide rotary power to the agitator and auger, respectively. A control system is provided for controlling the operation of the ice-shaving motor, the agitator, and the agitator so that the contents placed into the beverage container are blended to a desired consistency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: SUNBEAM PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Monte Davis, Joseph Palermo, Augusto A. Picozza, Terry Tang
  • Patent number: D732329
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Palermo, Augusto Picozza, Marc Senger
  • Patent number: D761616
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Augusto Picozza, Scott Henderson
  • Patent number: D767333
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Augusto A. Picozza, Evan Gant, Joongoo Lee
  • Patent number: D767938
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Augusto A. Picozza, Evan Gant, Joongoo Lee
  • Patent number: D769662
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Palermo, Augusto A. Picozza, Aaron Abroff
  • Patent number: D774348
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Asoka Veeravagu, Augusto A. Picozza, Joongoo Lee
  • Patent number: D785392
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Palermo, Augusto A. Picozza, Sandra Lin, Damien Vizcarra
  • Patent number: D785393
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Palermo, Augusto A. Picozza, Sandra Lin, Damien Vizcarra
  • Patent number: D785394
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Palermo, Augusto A. Picozza, Sandra Lin, Damien Vizcarra