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: 20070283815
    Abstract: An apparatus for brewing tea in accordance with an aspect of the invention includes a brew chamber that holds water. An infuser disposed in the chamber holds tea leaves and allows the water to contact the tea leaves. A heater heats the water in the brew chamber. A control sets a tea characteristic of the tea leaves. The tea characteristic can include one or both of tea format (loose or bagged) and tea type. The control can also set tea strength. A control circuit communicates with the heater. The control circuit controls power to the heater to heat the water to a steep temperature and then controls power to the heater to maintain the steep temperature for a steep time. The control circuit determines the steep temperature and the steep time based on the set tea characteristic or characteristics. It can further determine steep time based on the set tea strength. The tea leaves steep in the heated water until the expiration of the steep time to produce a brewed tea.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2006
    Publication date: December 13, 2007
    Inventors: Christian E. O'Connor, Augusto Picozza, Patricia Bassett
  • Publication number: 20070283816
    Abstract: An apparatus for brewing tea in accordance with an aspect of the invention includes a brew chamber that holds water. An infuser disposed in the chamber holds tea leaves and allows the water to contact the tea leaves. A heater heats the water in the brew chamber. A control sets a tea characteristic of the tea leaves. The tea characteristic can include one or both the tea format (loose or bagged) and tea type. The control can also set tea strength. A control circuit communicated with the heater. The control circuit controls power to the heater to heat the water to a steep temperature and then controls power to the heater to maintain the steep temperature for a steep time. The control circuit determines the steep temperature and the steep time based on the set tea characteristic or characteristics. It can further determine steep time based on the set tea strength. The tea leaves steep in the heated water until expiration of the steep time to produce a brewed tea.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2007
    Publication date: December 13, 2007
    Inventors: Christian E. O'Connor, Augusto Picozza, Patricia Bassett
  • Patent number: D546112
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Brooks Rorke, Daniel Sumser, Augusto Picozza, Kenneth R. Parker
  • Patent number: D547118
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2007
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Augusto Picozza, James Junker, Brooks Rorke
  • Patent number: D550507
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2007
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Augusto Picozza, Brooks Rorke
  • Patent number: D552401
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2007
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Augusto Picozza, John Costello, Gregg Flender
  • Patent number: D552419
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2007
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Augusto Picozza, Brooks Rorke
  • Patent number: D552918
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2007
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products Inc.
    Inventors: Tong Jin Kim, Taiwon Choi, Jeff Mathison, Augusto Picozza
  • Patent number: D552919
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2007
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Tong Jin Kim, Taiwon Choi, Jeff Mathison, Augusto Picozza
  • Patent number: D553421
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2007
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Tong Jin Kim, Taiwon Choi, Jeff Mathison, Augusto Picozza
  • Patent number: D553433
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2007
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Augusto Picozza, Brooks Rorke
  • Patent number: D554932
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2007
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Tong Jin Kim, Taiwon Choi, Jeff Mathison, Augusto Picozza
  • Patent number: D554933
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2007
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Tong Jin Kim, Taiwon Choi, Jeff Mathison, Augusto Picozza
  • Patent number: D554934
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2007
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Augusto Picozza, Brooks Rorke
  • Patent number: D555427
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Augusto Picozza, Brooks Rorke
  • Patent number: D555969
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2007
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Augusto Picozza, Peter Kotsonis, Carl William Betterley, Daniel Ballou, Jonathan Dalton, Jennifer Linnane
  • Patent number: D557566
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2007
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer Linnane, Augusto Picozza, Omar Bermudez, Channing Miller
  • Patent number: D557983
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Augusto Picozza, Brooks Rorke
  • Patent number: D558507
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2008
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Augusto Picozza, Maureen Carroll, Shane Byler
  • Patent number: D558508
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2008
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Augusto Picozza, Maureen Carroll, Shane Byler