Patents Represented by Attorney Dennis W. Braswell
  • Patent number: 5797519
    Abstract: A postmix beverage dispenser including a housing, a water bath, a refrigeration system, a concentrate package compartment, a cooling system for the compartment, and a potable water circuit including a cooling coil in the water bath. The concentrate packages are preferably bag-in-box packages with a flexible tube, and the dispenser includes a peristaltic pump driven by a gearhead motor with an encoder. A flow meter in the potable water line feeds information to the control system which controls the pump speed to control ratio. A ratio card is inserted into a slot in the door to tell the control system the ratio to use for each BIB package. A removable water nozzle improves mixing. An improved subassembly and method for making it is described. The potable water cooling coil is above the evaporator coil and separately removable from the water bath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 25, 1998
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Alfred A. Schroeder, Gary V. Paisley, Michael T. Romanyszyn, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5788302
    Abstract: A bottle carrier (10) is provided which includes an outer wall having openings (12 and 14) for inserting bottles. The outer wall includes sidewalls (24 and 26). The bottle is supported on shoulders (28 and 30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1998
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Marshall J. Barrash, Earl B. Ferguson
  • Patent number: 5685458
    Abstract: An apparatus permits a drink dispensing system to dispense more than one non-carbonated beverage. The drink dispensing system includes a housing supporting dispensing valves, a syrup source communicating through syrup lines, and a water source communicating through a water line. The apparatus includes first and second interfaces mounted onto the housing. A bridge connects the first interface with the second interface to permit the water line to service dispensing valves mounted on both the first and second interfaces. The bridge includes a telescoping feature that facilitates variable spacing between the first and second interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 11, 1997
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Samuel Durham, David A. Renaud, Theresa M. Jackson, Paul A. Phillips, W. David Vinson
  • Patent number: 5379255
    Abstract: Memory cell transistors are provided in which pillar structures or column structures (12, 12a, 14, and 14a) are formed at the face of a semiconductor substrate (10). Floating gates (46) and control gates (52) are formed adjacent to the pillar structures or column structures (12, 12a, 14, and 14a). The floating gates (46) and control gates (52) are insulatively disposed by gate oxide layer (42) and insulating layer (50). Source regions (36, 40, and 48) are implanted in the semiconductor substrate (10). Drain regions (38) are also implanted in the pillar structures or column structures (12, 12a, 14 and 14a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1995
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventor: Pradeep L. Shah
  • Patent number: 5365486
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for flash EEPROM refresh is provided in which the control gate of a particular memory cell is read at an elevated control gate voltage (42). It is next determined whether the cell has been programmed (44). If the cell has been programmed, then the next memory cell is read (46). If it is initially determined that the cell has not been programmed (44), then the particular memory cell is read at a lowered control gate voltage (48). It is then finally determined whether the cell has been programmed (50). If it is determined that the cell has not been programmed, then the next cell is read (46). If it is determined that the cell has been programmed (50), then the memory is refreshed (52). After refresh, the next memory cell is read (46).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 15, 1994
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventor: John F. Schreck
  • Patent number: 5311480
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for negative wordline decoding in a flash EEPROM (10) is provided. In particular, a predecoder (26) generates a predecoding signal based on address and invert inputs. The predecoding signal is used to select wordlines in both positive and negative voltage decoding modes. Each wordline has associated with it a driver (28). The driver (28) receives the predecoding signal and is operable to drive the associated wordline high in response to the appropriate predecoding signal. Wordlines also have associated with them negative charge pumps (32). Each charge pump (32) is operable to drive the associated wordline negative when the driver (28) is not driving the wordline positive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 10, 1994
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventor: John F. Schreck
  • Patent number: D380158
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 24, 1997
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Tirso Olivares, John R. Steiger
  • Patent number: D382806
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 26, 1997
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Missy Wilson, Jeff Johnson, Chittamai Suvongse
  • Patent number: D383679
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 16, 1997
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Missy Wilson, Jeff Johnson, Chittamai Suvongse
  • Patent number: D386418
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 18, 1997
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Richard Edstrom, James W. Smith
  • Patent number: D387277
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 9, 1997
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: David A. Dixon, Robert G. Larkin, R. Terry Allen, William Brecheisen
  • Patent number: D387278
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 9, 1997
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Tirso Olivares, Joseph M. Kornick, John R. Steiger, Marty L. Shampoe
  • Patent number: D387670
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 16, 1997
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventor: Robert G. Larkin
  • Patent number: D392559
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1998
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: James W. Smith, Mark W. Holmes, Thomas E. Riley, Jr.
  • Patent number: D393208
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1998
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Missy Wilson, Jeff Johnson, Chittamai Suvongse
  • Patent number: D393482
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1998
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: James E. Grannan, Steven Cook, Lon C. Johnson
  • Patent number: D397560
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1998
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Kathleen F. Socha, Florence A. Kulp, Christopher T. Lanning, John D. Merrick, Elizabeth W. O'Dowd