This is apparently not a new idea, the Trudeau Coffee Press lifts and traps the grinds in a stainless steel mesh basket above the coffee after brewing. I have used one for several years and it works great. My only complaint is that one has to be careful pouring hot water thru the top and this may cool the water in the process. It does seem to give a "smoother" coffee taste compared to the typical french press, yet retains the "big french press taste".
I purchased mine from Su La Table several years ago. Unfortunately when checking the web today I could not find any except this reference at Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Trudeau-Tirra-Cof ... B00062AZA2