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).

  • 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: 8905628
    Abstract: A blending and dispensing appliance is provided which includes a blending container, a housing having a recess for receiving and supporting the blending container, and an agitator to agitate contents placed therein. 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 for further directing the blended contents into a beverage container. A motorized base containing both an agitator and auger motor selectively provide rotary power to the agitator and auger, respectively. A control system is provided for controlling the operation of auger and the agitator so that the contents placed into the beverage container are blended to a desired consistency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Ledger, Augusto Picozza, David Swett
  • Publication number: 20140134304
    Abstract: Systems (100) and methods (700) for making a mixed food item. The methods comprise creating a seal between an inner container of a culinary tool and an outer container of the culinary tool such that at least one ingredient of the mixed food item is prevented from exiting the culinary tool. The culinary tool is configured to at least facilitate measurement of a volume of the ingredient necessary to make the mixed food item. The inner container is rotated relative to the outer container of the culinary tool so that the seal is at least partially broken, whereby the ingredient is dispensed from the culinary tool into the culinary appliance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Augusto A. Picozza, Omar Bermudez
  • Publication number: 20130183426
    Abstract: A blending and dispensing appliance is provided which includes a blending container, a housing having a recess for receiving and supporting the blending container, and an agitator to agitate contents placed therein. 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 for further directing the blended contents into a beverage container. A motorized base containing both an agitator and auger motor selectively provide rotary power to the agitator and auger, respectively. A control system is provided for controlling the operation of the auger and the agitator so that the contents placed into the beverage container are blended to a desired consistency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Inventors: Scott Ledger, Augusto Picozza, David Swett
  • Publication number: 20130097967
    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: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Inventors: Augusto Picozza, Richard Neil Tobin, Andrew L. Hall, Jeffery A. Smith
  • Patent number: D640093
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Augusto Picozza, Giovanni Pino, Jeffrey Juskowich, Stephen Jones
  • Patent number: D640502
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Augusto Picozza, Giovanni Pino, Jeffrey Juskowich, Stephen Jones
  • Patent number: D640893
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Lindquist, Augusto Picozza
  • Patent number: D644477
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Burton, Augusto Picozza
  • Patent number: D649830
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Harris, Augusto Picozza, Nathan Careless
  • Patent number: D660657
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Augusto Picozza, Adam Day, Larry Randall, Brooks Rorke
  • Patent number: D661942
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Palermo, Scott Henderson, Augusto Picozza
  • Patent number: D668100
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Palermo, Augusto Picozza, Scott Henderson
  • Patent number: D670958
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Augusto Picozza, Joseph Palermo, Jeffrey Juskowich, Stephen Jones, Maureen Carroll, Shane Byler
  • Patent number: D690152
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Palermo, Augusto Picozza, Scott Henderson
  • Patent number: D695564
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Augusto Picozza, Joseph Palermo, Aaron Abroff
  • Patent number: D696062
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Augusto Picozza, Joseph Palermo, Michael Greene, Scott Henderson
  • Patent number: D711192
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Augusto Picozza, Omar Bermudez
  • Patent number: D718973
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Augusto Picozza, Joseph Palermo, Hyung-Seok Lee, Siaryei Murauyou, Marianne Grisdale
  • 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