Patents Assigned to Pepsico Inc.
  • Patent number: 10667546
    Abstract: Co-products from juice extraction, in particular for use in beverage and food products to enhance nutrition and sensory attributes of the products, are provided. The co-product has a number average particle size of between 1 and 2000 microns, a total polyphenol content of at least 2500 parts per million, a moisture content of between 70% and 85% by weight, and a combined peel and seed content between 0.01% and 20% by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Sundar Bala, Bryan William Hitchcock, MongJan Hsieh, Rachel Lisa Jordan, Jeffrey David Mathews, Teodoro Rivera, Jin-E Shin, William B. Small, II
  • Patent number: 10664132
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are disclosed that, in some aspects, provide for a cost-reduced touch sensitive user interface including a static printed display. The methods and systems may include providing illumination to guide a user through interaction with a touch sensitive user interface. The methods and systems may include a configurable printed display. Further aspects are disclosed providing use of a cost-reduced touch user interface in a beverage dispensing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Eduardo Broen, Dominick Salvato, Peter Randall Daly
  • Patent number: 10645954
    Abstract: A method of producing a beverage base or a component for a beverage or a food, providing Greek yogurt acid whey which has been obtained by separating the whey from Greek yogurt during a manufacturing process for the Greek yogurt; removing from the acid whey particulate material having a particle size of greater than 10 ?m; filtering the whey, directly or indirectly thus obtained to remove from the whey any bacteria and germinated bacterial spores therein having a molecular mass of at least 10,000 Daltons, the filtering being through a filter having a pore size of no greater than 1 ?m; and filtering the whey, directly or indirectly thus obtained to remove from the whey any enzymes therein having a molecular mass of at least 1,000 Daltons, the filtering being through a filter having a pore size of no greater than 0.1 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Damian Browne, Yvonne Collins, Margaret Dohnalek, Dave McDonagh, Heidi Kleinbach-Sauter, Kyle Shadix, Siow Ying Tan
  • Patent number: 10631557
    Abstract: The present invention provides beverage preservative systems for use in high acid beverage products, and beverage products comprising the beverage preservative systems. The beverage preservative system prevents spoilage by microorganisms in a beverage within a sealed container for a period of at least 16 weeks. The present invention reduces or eliminates the use of conventional preservatives that pose health and/or environmental concerns. The components that make up the beverage preservative system of invention work together in a synergistic manner to reduce the amount of preservative required and so improve the inventive beverage's sensory impact over beverages having conventional preservatives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard T. Smith
  • Patent number: 10627992
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are disclosed that, in some aspects, provide for a cost-reduced touch sensitive user interface including a static printed display. The methods and systems may include providing illumination to guide a user through interaction with a touch sensitive user interface. The methods and systems may include a configurable printed display. Further aspects are disclosed providing use of a cost-reduced touch user interface in a beverage dispensing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Eduardo Broen, Dominick Salvato, Peter Randall Daly
  • Publication number: 20200116412
    Abstract: Beverage chillers are disclosed. A beverage chiller may include a container platform that receives a beverage container and a chiller tank. The chiller tank may have a central axis and may have an agitator. The chiller tank may be filled with water. A conveyor may move the container platform and beverage container into the chiller tank. The container platform and beverage container may rotate in a first direction in the chiller tank and the agitator may rotate the water in a second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Prashant Deshpande, Gurmeet Bhutani, Brian Kelly, Wilton BROWN
  • Patent number: 10610045
    Abstract: Apparatuses related to a beverage system. The system includes a piercing apparatus that includes an inner ring composed of a rigid material and an outer ring composed of a flexible material that encompasses the inner ring. The outer ring has an upper portion disposed above the inner ring that has a greater range of motion than the outer ring that encompasses the inner ring. The piercing apparatus further includes a piercer composed of a rigid material that is connected to the inner ring by a plurality of arms that radially extend from the piercer to the inner ring. The plurality of arms define a plurality of openings between the arms. The outer ring includes a protrusion that circumferentially protrudes outward from an outer surface of the outer ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Carlos Hernan Marina, Dario Federico Stanziano, Hernán Javier Giorgi, Tomás Águila
  • Patent number: 10604312
    Abstract: An over-cap device for use with containers having caps. The over-cap device includes an outer wall, a cap engagement wall, and a spacing wall. The cap engagement wall may non-releasably engage an outer surface of the cap and the spacing wall may engage a top surface of the cap. The cap may releasably engage a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Laura Dellevigne, Martin Antoine Mathelier, Thierry Jean Robert Fabozzi, Shari Lee Morse
  • Publication number: 20200064050
    Abstract: Coolers with airflow management systems are disclosed. The coolers may include a cabinet that has a door with a transparent section. A refrigeration unit may be coupled to the cabinet. The refrigeration unit has an airflow inlet and an airflow outlet. The cross sectional area of the airflow outlet may be less than the cross sectional area of the airflow inlet. The refrigeration unit may be fluidly coupled to an airflow management system that is in fluid communication with the airflow outlet. The airflow management system includes discharge vents and turbulence reduction vents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: PEPSICO, INC
    Inventor: Prashant DESPHANDE
  • Patent number: 10561161
    Abstract: Comestible products, for example beverage products, are disclosed containing encapsulated probiotic bacteria having resistance to subjection to at least thermal and acidic conditions. Beverage products include at least one aqueous liquid and capsules comprising a gelled mixture of alginate and denatured protein, and probiotic bacteria entrapped within the gelled mixture. The average particle size of the capsules is optionally less than 1000 microns (?m) in diameter, such as less than 500 ?m in diameter. Methods are provided for making such encapsulated probiotics by providing a mixture comprising sodium alginate, denatured protein and active probiotic cells, and combining the mixture with a divalent cation to initiate cold gelation of the sodium alginate and denatured protein to form a second mixture. The second mixture is passed through an opening having a diameter of less than 1000 ?m to form capsules. The weight ratio of protein to alginate is from 1:1 to 9:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignees: Pepsico, Inc., Massey University
    Inventors: Yuan Fang, Breda Kennedy, Teodoro Rivera, Kyoung-Sik Han, Anil Kumar Anal, Harjinder Singh
  • Patent number: 10537124
    Abstract: Sorbic acid or benzoic acid is stabilized in syrup and finished beverages by solubilizing potassium sorbate or sodium benzoate and then adding the solubilized potassium sorbate or sodium or potassium benzoate into a stabilizer solution at pH 2-4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: PEPSICO, INC.
    Inventors: Naijie Zhang, William Mutilangi
  • Patent number: 10535214
    Abstract: A compact vending machine for dispensing food products is disclosed. The compact vending machine includes a lightweight housing which may be mounted on a wall and a payment system that is configured to accept non-cash payments. A power source of the compact vending machine may be an external powers source, such as a power outlet, or an internal battery. An embodiment of the compact vending machine includes a controller and a communication system that are configured to transmit status information about the compact vending machine to a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Praveen Nooli, Emad Jafa
  • Patent number: D871832
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Carlos Hernan Marina, Dario Federico Stanziano, Hernán Javier Giorgi, Tomás Águila
  • Patent number: D873071
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: PepsiCo., Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Eduardo Broen, Stephen Lim, Klaus Rosburg, Gustavo de Souza Messias, Martin Ivar Franzen
  • Patent number: D874283
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Emilian Dan Cartis, Ryan Campbell, Niklas Gustafsson, Meatta T. Kemokai, Kamal Mahajan, Syed Peer, Bruno Telesca, Koby Hebborn Trout, Moreno Barel
  • Patent number: D875540
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Advait Bhat, Karen Elizabeth Kleiman
  • Patent number: D877620
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Joseph Huls, Michael Andrew Lohmeier, Toby Richard David Wingfield, Lori Evans Bartman, Robert Jon Groll, John Lester Ostby, Matthew Schmunk
  • Patent number: D878131
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Eduardo Broen, Stephen Lim, Christian Stolarz, Martin Ivar Franzen
  • Patent number: D878211
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: PepsiCo., Inc.
    Inventors: Maysa Kondarzewski Dutra, Carlos Londoño, John Lester Ostby, Brian L. Pieszchala, Ricardo Sandoval
  • Patent number: D879619
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Advait Bhat, Karen Elizabeth Kleiman