Patents by Inventor Todd Carmichael

Todd Carmichael 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: 20210059272
    Abstract: A method of making a pressurized packaged liquid beverage including filling a container including a one-way valve with a liquid mixture including a base liquid and a gum; sealing the container; introducing a volume of gas through the one-way valve after sealing the container; and agitating the container. When the container is opened, the liquid mixture increases in volume and separates into a liquid phase and a drinkable foam phase, which may persist for an extended period of time. The base liquid includes milk, coffee, fruit juice, or mixtures thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Todd Carmichael, Patrick Libois, Edward Green
  • Patent number: 10893683
    Abstract: A method of making a pressurized packaged liquid beverage including filling a container including a one-way valve with a liquid mixture including a base liquid and a gum; sealing the container; introducing a volume of gas through the one-way valve after sealing the container; and agitating the container. When the container is opened, the liquid mixture increases in volume and separates into a liquid phase and a drinkable foam phase, which may persist for an extended period of time. The base liquid includes milk, coffee, fruit juice, or mixtures thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Inventors: Todd Carmichael, Patrick Libois, Edward Green
  • Patent number: 10729151
    Abstract: A method of making a pressurized packaged liquid beverage. The method includes filling a container including a one-way valve with a liquid beverage, sealing the container, introducing a volume of gas through the one-way valve after sealing the container, and agitating the liquid beverage inside the sealed container, When the container is opened, the liquid beverage increases in volume and separates into liquid phase and a drinkable foam phase. The method may be carried out in a sealed container including a one-way valve adapted to allow a gas to enter the first container but not exit or a circulatory agitation system according to other embodiments. Thee liquid beverage may include milk, coffee, fruit juice, or mixtures thereof, particularly mixtures of milk and coffee, and may further include a gum. The gas may be nitrous oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Inventors: Todd Carmichael, Patrick Libois, Edward Green
  • Patent number: 10264057
    Abstract: In one embodiment, first and second computer systems are integrated to exchange information and coordinate processing of data. A first computer system may access data in a database for a document ready for external processing. The data may be stored in a queue and retrieved by the second system using a request. The second system sends an acknowledgement when the data is received. The data in the queue may be locked until a confirmation is received in the first system that processing on the second system is complete. In particular embodiments, the first system may be a cloud computer system and the second system a backend computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Gunilla Carbol, Gisella Dominguez Anzuinelli, Matthias Richter, Mathias Schoenecker, Heiko Zimmermann, Bob Cummings, Todd Carmichael, Richard Boulton, Aneetha Dorairaj
  • Publication number: 20180352824
    Abstract: A method of making a pressurized packaged liquid beverage. The method includes filling a container including a one-way valve with a liquid beverage, sealing the container, introducing a volume of gas through the one-way valve after sealing the container, and agitating the liquid beverage inside the sealed container, When the container is opened, the liquid beverage increases in volume and separates into liquid phase and a drinkable foam phase. The method may be carried out in a sealed container including a one-way valve adapted to allow a gas to enter the first container but not exit or a circulatory agitation system according to other embodiments. Thee liquid beverage may include milk, coffee, fruit juice, or mixtures thereof, particularly mixtures of milk and coffee, and may further include a gum. The gas may be nitrous oxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: LA COLOMBE TORREFACTION, INC.
    Inventors: Todd CARMICHAEL, Patrick LIBOIS, Edward GREEN
  • Publication number: 20180338509
    Abstract: A process for packaging pressurized beverages. The process includes mixing liquid, a solute that depresses the freezing point of the liquid, and gas. Next, the liquid-gas mixture is allowed to rest. Then, retail containers are filled with the mixture. During the mixing and filling steps of the process, the liquid-gas mixture is subjected to pressures that are higher than atmospheric pressure. Unfortunately, such pressure cannot be maintained when the container is transferred from the filling station to the sealing station causing dissolved gas to leave the liquid and foam to overflow the container during the transfer. To prevent such an overflow, prior to the transfer, the dissolved gas is put to sleep by reducing the temperature of the liquid to below 0° C. (32° F.) and optionally allowing the liquid-gas mixture to rest. The liquid beverage may include milk, coffee, tea, fruit juice, chocolate or mixtures thereof, and may include a gum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Applicant: La Colombe Torrefaction, Inc.
    Inventor: Todd Carmichael
  • Publication number: 20180317511
    Abstract: A method of making a pressurized packaged liquid beverage including filling a container including a one-way valve with a liquid mixture including a base liquid and a gum; sealing the container; introducing a volume of gas through the one-way valve after sealing the container; and agitating the container. When the container is opened, the liquid mixture increases in volume and separates into a liquid phase and a drinkable foam phase, which may persist for an extended period of time. The base liquid includes milk, coffee, fruit juice, or mixtures thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Todd Carmichael, Patrick Libois, Edward Green
  • Patent number: 10051874
    Abstract: A method of making a pressurized packaged liquid beverage including filling a container including a one-way valve with a liquid mixture including a base liquid and a gum; sealing the container; introducing a volume of gas through the one-way valve after sealing the container; and agitating the container. When the container is opened, the liquid mixture increases in volume and separates into a liquid phase and a drinkable foam phase, which may persist for an extended period of time. The base liquid includes milk, coffee, fruit juice, or mixtures thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Inventors: Todd Carmichael, Patrick Libois, Edward Green
  • Publication number: 20180167443
    Abstract: In one embodiment, first and second computer systems are integrated to exchange information and coordinate processing of data. A first computer system may access data in a database for a document ready for external processing. The data may be stored in a queue and retrieved by the second system using a request. The second system sends an acknowledgement when the data is received. The data in the queue may be locked until a confirmation is received in the first system that processing on the second system is complete. In particular embodiments, the first system may be a cloud computer system and the second system a backend computer system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Gunilla Carbol, Gisella Dominguez Anzuinelli, Matthias Richter, Mathias Schoenecker, Heiko Zimmermann, Bob Cummings, Todd Carmichael, Richard Boulton, Aneetha Dorairaj
  • Publication number: 20160324176
    Abstract: A method of making a pressurized packaged liquid beverage including filling a container including a one-way valve with a liquid mixture including a base liquid and a gum; sealing the container; introducing a volume of gas through the one-way valve after sealing the container; and agitating the container. When the container is opened, the liquid mixture increases in volume and separates into a liquid phase and a drinkable foam phase, which may persist for an extended period of time. The base liquid includes milk, coffee, fruit juice, or mixtures thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Applicant: La Colombe Torrefaction, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Carmichael, Patrick Libois, Edward Green
  • Patent number: 9345359
    Abstract: A device for brewing coffee including a jacketed brewing vessel and a manual siphon element and methods of using the device to brew coffee. The device includes a base having a bowl, a first neck communicatively connected to the bowl, and a second neck communicatively connected to the bowl; a brewing vessel communicatively connected to the first neck; and a siphon element communicatively connected to the second neck. Operating the siphon element results in a reduced pressure within the bowl. When the brewing vessel is full of a first volume of water, the reduced pressure within the bowl results in the volume of water flowing from the brewing vessel into the bowl. A second volume of water may be added to a jacket of the brewing vessel to change the temperature of the first volume of water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: La Colombe Torrefaction, Inc.
    Inventor: Todd Carmichael
  • Publication number: 20160007794
    Abstract: A device for brewing coffee including a jacketed brewing vessel and a manual siphon element and methods of using the device to brew coffee. The device includes a base comprising a bowl, a first neck communicatively connected to the bowl, and a second neck communicatively connected to the bowl; a brewing vessel communicatively connected to the first neck; and a siphon element communicatively connected to the second neck. Operating the siphon element results in a reduced pressure within the bowl. When the brewing vessel is full of a first volume of water, the reduced pressure within the bowl results in the volume of water flowing from the brewing vessel into the bowl. A second volume of water may be added to a jacket of the brewing vessel to change the temperature of the first volume of water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventor: Todd Carmichael