Patents by Inventor Joannes Hubertus Petrus Maria Smits

Joannes Hubertus Petrus Maria Smits 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: 10034486
    Abstract: Shown is a method of making a coffee concentrate, and a coffee concentrate obtainable by the method. The method involves primary and secondary extraction, with split tapping of the primary extract into a first and second primary draw off. The extraction is conducted under such conditions as to satisfy a minimum mass transfer Fourier number, and a minimum ratio of the extraction yield of the first primary draw-off to the extraction yield obtained in all extraction sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Koninklijke Douwe Egberts B.V.
    Inventors: Joannes Hubertus Petrus Maria Smits, Cornelis Hendricus de Vos, Ghanshijam Bhansing
  • Patent number: 9968110
    Abstract: Shown is a method of making a coffee concentrate, and a coffee concentrate obtainable by the method. The method involves primary and secondary extraction, with split tapping of the primary extract into a first and second primary draw off. The extraction is conducted under such conditions as to satisfy a minimum mass transfer Fourier number, and a minimum ratio of the extraction yield of the first primary draw-off to the extraction yield obtained in all extraction sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Koninklijke Douwe Egberts B.V.
    Inventors: Joannes Hubertus Petrus Maria Smits, Cornelis Hendricus de Vos, Ghanshijam Bhansing
  • Publication number: 20170295814
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of making a coffee concentrate, and a coffee concentrate obtainable by the method. The method involves primary and secondary extraction, with split tapping of the primary extract into a first and second primary draw off. The extraction is conducted under such conditions as to satisfy a minimum mass transfer Fourier number, and a minimum ratio of the extraction yield of the first primary draw-off to the extraction yield obtained in all extraction sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: Joannes Hubertus Petrus Maria Smits, Cornelis Hendricus de Vos, Ghanshijam Bhansing
  • Publication number: 20170295815
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of making a coffee concentrate, and a coffee concentrate obtainable by the method. The method involves primary and secondary extraction, with split tapping of the primary extract into a first and second primary draw off. The extraction is conducted under such conditions as to satisfy a minimum mass transfer Fourier number, and a minimum ratio of the extraction yield of the first primary draw-off to the extraction yield obtained in all extraction sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: Joannes Hubertus Petrus Maria Smits, Cornelis Hendricus de Vos, Ghanshijam Bhansing
  • Patent number: 7767246
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for preparing a coffee concentrate, wherein the coffee is subjected to two extractions, while the second extraction is carried out at a higher temperature than the first extraction. The method is suitable for preparing liquid as well as solid concentrates. The method produces a new concentrate that forms a further aspect of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Sara Lee/DE N.V.
    Inventors: Joannes Hubertus Petrus Maria Smits, Adrianus Cornelis Maria Hellemons