Patents by Inventor Luca Mastropasqua

Luca Mastropasqua 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: 10279984
    Abstract: A cartridge for obtaining a beverage by injecting into the cartridge a pressurized fluid, comprising a box-like body, which accommodates a substance from which it is possible to extract the beverage, and which accommodates on its inside an insert which separates the substance from a bottom wall of the box-like body, forming an interspace. The insert comprises an orifice for the passage of the beverage toward the interspace, whereas the bottom wall comprises a region which can be pierced to obtain an opening for the outflow of the beverage. In the interspace there is a basin which is arranged laterally with respect to the pierceable region in order to accumulate the beverage received directly from the orifice and make it flow out of the opening by overflowing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: ILLYCAFFE' S.P.A.
    Inventors: Luca Mastropasqua, Angelo Dori, Stefano Santagiuliana, Giuseppe Cutuli, Gaia Brollo, Furio Suggi Liverani, Gianluca Giamba
  • Patent number: 10214344
    Abstract: A cartridge for extracting a beverage by injecting a fluid, comprising a containment body which is adapted to contain a substance from which the beverage is to be extracted and is adapted to receive the fluid, the containment body comprising at least one opening for the outflow of the beverage, which is adapted to prevent an increase in hydraulic pressure inside the cartridge when the fluid is injected, the containment body further comprising a plurality of raised portions for hindering the flow of the beverage, which are arranged in a mutually offset arrangement around the outflow opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: ILLYCAFFE' S.P.A.
    Inventors: Luca Mastropasqua, Ferruccio Seganfreddo, Giuseppe Cutuli, Gianluca Giamba
  • Patent number: 10173362
    Abstract: A method for making objects by forming a thermoformable sheet material includes forming the objects by interaction of a die assembly and a forming assembly. The method further includes, compressing and crushing a first portion of the sheet material by a crushing punch device before forming the objects and maintaining the first portion crushed during the forming operation to reduce the thickness thereof and to orientate chains of molecules that compose a structure of the sheet material at the first portion, in order to weaken the structure and the first portion. The first portion is thus easily perforable, tearable and breakable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Illycaffe' S.p.A.
    Inventors: Andrea Bartoli, Flavio Traldi, Luca Mastropasqua
  • Publication number: 20170217669
    Abstract: A cartridge for extracting a beverage by injecting a fluid, comprising a containment body which is adapted to contain a substance from which the beverage is to be extracted and is adapted to receive the fluid, the containment body comprising at least one opening for the outflow of the beverage, which is adapted to prevent an increase in hydraulic pressure inside the cartridge when the fluid is injected, the containment body further comprising a plurality of raised portions for hindering the flow of the beverage, which are arranged in a mutually offset arrangement around the outflow opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Applicant: ILLYCAFFE' S.P.A.
    Inventors: Luca MASTROPASQUA, Ferruccio SEGANFREDDO, Giuseppe CUTULI, Gianluca GIAMBA
  • Patent number: 9474405
    Abstract: A method for extracting an espresso coffee beverage by an espresso coffee machine is provided. The method includes providing an extraction chamber and a normally-closed septum arranged downstream of a coffee dose and made of elastic material and provided directly with a small orifice in the septum, injecting a preset dose of hot water into the chamber at a pressure ranging from 2 to 4 bars and for a first preset time interval keeping the septum closed, interrupting the injection of hot water for a second preset time interval, injecting hot water into the chamber after the interrupting with outward dispensing of the beverage being prevented through the septum and extraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: ILLYCAFFE' S.P.A.
    Inventors: Furio Suggi Liverani, Luca Mastropasqua, Frans Van Eeden, Bruno Dellapietra
  • Publication number: 20150140251
    Abstract: A method for making objects by forming a thermoformable sheet material includes forming the objects by interaction of a die assembly and a forming assembly. The method further includes, compressing and crushing a first portion of the sheet material by a crushing punch device before forming the objects and maintaining the first portion crushed during the forming operation to reduce the thickness thereof and to orientate chains of molecules that compose a structure of the sheet material at the first portion, in order to weaken the structure and the first portion. The first portion is thus easily perforable, tearable and breakable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Andrea Bartoli, Flavio Traldi, Luca Mastropasqua
  • Publication number: 20140373725
    Abstract: A cartridge for obtaining a beverage by injecting into the cartridge a pressurized fluid, comprising a box-like body, which accommodates a substance from which it is possible to extract the beverage, and which accommodates on its inside an insert which separates the substance from a bottom wall of the box-like body, forming an interspace. The insert comprises an orifice for the passage of the beverage toward the interspace, whereas the bottom wall comprises a region which can be pierced to obtain an opening for the outflow of the beverage. In the interspace there is a basin which is arranged laterally with respect to the pierceable region in order to accumulate the beverage received directly from the orifice and make it flow out of the opening by overflowing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Luca Mastropasqua, Angelo Dori, Stefano Santagiuliana, Giuseppe Cutuli, Gaia Brollo, Furio Suggi Liverani, Gianluca Giamba
  • Patent number: 8844430
    Abstract: A filter holder particularly for espresso coffee machines, comprising a cup-shaped body (2) which has a substantially cylindrical shape with respect to an axis (3), the body (2) being open in an upward region for watertight fitting on an espresso coffee machine and having an opening (5) on its bottom which is arranged on the axis (3) of the cup (2) for the passage of an extracted beverage, the filter holder comprising an adapter (8), which is fitted in the cup (2) and is substantially cylindrical in order to accommodate a substance in powder form from which a beverage is to be extracted, the adapter (8) being able to rotate coaxially with respect to the cup (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Illycaffe' S.p.A.
    Inventors: Luca Mastropasqua, Bruno Dellapietra, Frans Van Eeden
  • Publication number: 20140044845
    Abstract: An apparatus for preparing a coffee beverage inducing the passage of an extraction fluid through a dose of coffee by heating said fluid, includes a separating device arranged to separate a fraction of said beverage obtained with a prevalently liquid phase of said fluid from a further fraction of said beverage obtained with a prevalently steam phase of said fluid; an apparatus for preparing a coffee beverage by imbibing a dose of coffee with an extraction fluid driven by heating through said dose, includes an inhibition device arranged to inhibit said imbibing when said fluid contains a substantial steam phase; a method for obtaining a coffee beverage includes heating an extraction fluid so as to induce the passage of said extraction fluid through a dose of coffee to obtain said beverage and separating a fraction of said beverage obtained with a prevalently liquid phase of said extraction fluid from a further fraction of said beverage obtained with a prevalently steam phase of said extraction fluid is provided
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: ILLYCAFFE' S.P.A.
    Inventors: Luciano NAVARINI, Luca MASTROPASQUA, Bruno DELLAPIETRA, Furio SUGGI LIVERANI
  • Patent number: 8590444
    Abstract: An apparatus for preparing a coffee beverage inducing the passage of an extraction fluid through a dose of coffee by heating the fluid, includes a separating device arranged to separate a fraction of the beverage obtained with a prevalently liquid phase of the fluid from a further fraction of the beverage obtained with a prevalently steam phase of the fluid. A method for obtaining a coffee includes heating an extraction fluid so as to induce the passage of the extraction fluid through a dose of coffee to obtain the beverage, and separating a fraction of the beverage obtained with a prevalently liquid phase of the extraction fluid from a further fraction of the beverage obtained with a prevalently steam phase of said extraction fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Illycaffe' S.p.A.
    Inventors: Luciano Navarini, Luca Mastropasqua, Bruno Dellapietra, Furio Suggi Liverani
  • Patent number: 8464632
    Abstract: A cartridge, particularly for espresso coffee machines, for extracting a beverage from a particulate substance contained therein by means of water under pressure is provided. The cartridge comprises a main body with a cup portion and a lid portion. The cup portion comprises a base, a sidewall and a rim opposed to the base, while the lid portion is fixedly attached to the rim of the cup portion so as to define an internal volume of the cartridge. The internal volume of the cartridge houses the particulate substance comprised within filtering means for retaining the particulate substance and for percolating fluid substances therethrough. The lid portion comprises a normally closed lid port defining a first passage for percolation fluid substances when it is opened. The cartridge further comprises a tappet arranged inside the internal volume so as to pierce the base when a pressure is applied to the base towards the internal volume, thus opening a normally closed cup port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Illycaffe' S.p.A.
    Inventors: Furio Suggi Liverani, Luca Mastropasqua, Frans Van Eeden, Bruno Dellapietra
  • Patent number: 8464630
    Abstract: A cartridge for extracting a beverage from a particulate substance contained therein by means of water under pressure, the cartridge comprising: a main body comprising a cup portion and a lid portion, the cup portion comprising a base, a sidewall and a rim opposed to the base, the lid portion being fixedly attached to the rim of the cup portion so as to define an internal volume of the cartridge, the internal volume of the cartridge housing the particulate substance comprised within filtering means for retaining the particulate substance and for percolating fluid substances therethrough, the lid portion comprising a lid port defining a first passage for percolation fluid substances, the base of the cup portion comprising a cup port defining a second passage for percolation fluid substances, wherein the base comprises a plurality of ridges directly formed thereon and protruding towards the internal volume of the cartridge, so as to support the filtering means and the particulate substance and to define a fine
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Illycaffe' S.p.A.
    Inventors: Furio Suggi Liverani, Luca Mastropasqua, Frans Van Eeden, Bruno Dellapietra
  • Patent number: 8464631
    Abstract: A cartridge for extracting a beverage from a particulate substance contained therein by means of water under pressure is provided. The cartridge comprises a main body with a cup portion and a lid portion. The cup portion comprises a base, a sidewall and a rim opposed to the base, while the lid portion is fixedly attached to the rim of the cup portion so as to define an internal volume of the cartridge. The internal volume of the cartridge houses the particulate substance comprised within filtering means for retaining the particulate substance and for percolating fluid substances therethrough. The lid portion comprises a lid port defining a first passage for percolation fluid substances, the base of the cup portion comprising a cup port defining a second passage for percolation fluid substances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Illycaffe'S.p.A.
    Inventors: Furio Suggi Liverani, Luca Mastropasqua, Frans Van Eeden, Bruno Dellapietra
  • Patent number: 8161868
    Abstract: A rigid filter for capsules suitable for extracting beverages, comprising a flat body having a plurality of through filtering holes, which are sized so as to block the passage of solid particles and allow passage of brewed water or beverage, wherein the holes have a substantially symmetrical shape with respect to the middle plane of the flat body, so that the filter can be inserted into a capsule without taking care of the orientation of such holes with respect to the powdered substance within the capsule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Illycaffe' S.p.A.
    Inventors: Claudio Bolzicco, Luca Mastropasqua, Frans Van Eeden, Bruno Dellapietra
  • Publication number: 20120070552
    Abstract: An apparatus for preparing a coffee beverage inducing the passage of an extraction fluid through a dose of coffee by heating the fluid, includes a separating device arranged to separate a fraction of the beverage obtained with a prevalently liquid phase of the fluid from a further fraction of the beverage obtained with a prevalently steam phase of the fluid. A method for obtaining a coffee includes heating an extraction fluid so as to induce the passage of the extraction fluid through a dose of coffee to obtain the beverage, and separating a fraction of the beverage obtained with a prevalently liquid phase of the extraction fluid from a further fraction of the beverage obtained with a prevalently steam phase of said extraction fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Applicant: ILLYCAFFE' S.P.A.
    Inventors: Luciano NAVARINI, Luca MASTROPASQUA, Bruno DELLAPIETRA, Furio SUGGI LIVERANI
  • Patent number: 8053012
    Abstract: An apparatus for preparing a coffee beverage inducing the passage of an extraction fluid through a dose of coffee by heating said fluid, contains a separating device arranged to separate a fraction of said beverage obtained with a prevalently liquid phase of said fluid from a further fraction of said beverage obtained with a prevalently steam phase of said fluid; an apparatus for preparing a coffee beverage by imbibing a dose of coffee with an extraction fluid driven by heating through said dose, comprises an inhibition device arranged to inhibit said imbibing when said fluid contains a substantial steam phase; a method for obtaining a coffee beverage involves heating an extraction fluid so as to induce the passage of said extraction fluid through a dose of coffee to obtain said beverage and separating a fraction of said beverage obtained with a prevalently liquid phase of said extraction fluid from a further fraction of said beverage obtained with a prevalently steam phase of said extraction fluid is provide
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Illycaffe' S.p.A.
    Inventors: Luciano Navarini, Luca Mastropasqua, Bruno Dellapietra, Furio Suggi Liverani
  • Patent number: 7836819
    Abstract: A cartridge for extracting a beverage from a particulate substance contained therein by means of water under pressure, the cartridge comprising: a main body comprising a cup portion and a lid portion, the cup portion comprising a base, a sidewall and a rim opposed to the base, the lid portion being fixedly attached to the rim of the cup portion so as to define an internal volume of the cartridge, the internal volume of the cartridge housing the particulate substance comprised within filtering means for retaining the particulate substance and for percolating fluid substances therethrough, the lid portion comprising a lid port defining a first passage for percolation fluid substances, the base of the cup portion comprising a cup port defining a second passage for percolation fluid substances, wherein the base comprises a plurality of ridges directly formed thereon and protruding towards the internal volume of the cartridge, so as to support the filtering means and the particulate substance and to define a fine
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Illycaffe′ S.p.A.
    Inventors: Furio Suggi Liverani, Luca Mastropasqua, Frans Van Eeden, Bruno Dellapietra
  • Patent number: 7815953
    Abstract: A capsule for extracting a beverage from a substance in powder form, preferably ground coffee, by means of pressurized water, comprising a box-like body which contains the substance in powder form and has a base provided with an output port for the outflow of the extracted beverage, the output port being closed by an elastic crema forming septum which can open under the pressure of the water, the capsule further comprising a safety lid which is mounted on the box-like body at the base so as to increase the axial size of the box-like body, the lid comprising a shoulder which is engaged on the septum and is adapted to retain the septum within the capsule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: Illycaffe' S.p.A.
    Inventors: Luca Mastropasqua, Bruno Dellapietra, Frans Van Eeden, Furio Suggi Liverani, Claudio Bolzicco, Luigi Vozza
  • Publication number: 20100112150
    Abstract: An apparatus for obtaining beverages by infusion comprises an indicating device arranged for indicating that a preset infusion time interval has passed; a method for obtaining beverages by infusion comprises imbibing with water at a desired temperature a dose of a substance or of a mixture of substances from which beverages have to be obtained, and indicating the duration of the infusion through a suitable indicating device indicating that a preset infusion time interval has passed; a timing device is provided with a hooking element arranged for hooking said timing device to an apparatus for preparing beverages by infusion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2010
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Applicant: ILLYCAFFE' S.P.A.
    Inventors: Luciano Navarini, Riccardo De Luca, Luca Mastropasqua, Bruno Dellapietra, Furio Suggi Liverani
  • Patent number: D727141
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Illycaffe' S.p.A.
    Inventors: Luca Mastropasqua, Giuseppe Cutuli, Carlo Bach, Angelo Dori