Patents Assigned to Pepsico Inc.
  • Patent number: 10966447
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides novel sweetener compositions comprising a compound having a structure according to Formula I: wherein R1, R2, R3, and R4 are described herein. Also provided are methods of modulating sweetness profile of a product by adding a compound of Formula I to the product, such as a beverage product or a food product. For example, the compound described herein can be added to increase the overall sweetness of a nutritive sweetener sweetened beverages; decrease the sweetness time-of-onset for high potency sweeteners such as rebaudioside A; decreasing bitter, metallic and licorice off-notes of high potency sweeteners; and improve the sweet quality of sweetened products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Shawn Erickson, Yu-Wen Feng, Christophe Galopin, Stephen Gravina, Yuliya Kurash, Thomas Lee, Laura Nattress, Ting Wang
  • Patent number: 10943513
    Abstract: Provided herewith are methods of preparing a labeled article comprising curing an LED-curable adhesive on a film label such as a shrink film label, wherein at least portions of the LED-curable adhesive are disposed in the overlap formed between a leading edge and trailing edge of the film label. The curing can be conducted at a temperature below 70° C. and is suitable for labeling 500-720 articles per minute in a sequential manner. Also provided herewith are apparatus for labeling articles with film labels, such as shrink film labels comprising an LED station. Further, a method of retrofitting an existing hot-melt labeling system for use in labeling articles with film labels such as shrink film labels is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Laura A. Dellevigne, Bruno Telesca, Mikhail Laksin, James A. Stevenson, Paul J. Donnelly, Marc T. Wiescinski, Brijesh K. Nigam
  • Publication number: 20210059278
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a process for preparing transparent emulsions, in particular emulsions that are free of solvents such as propylene glycol, for use in producing clear beverages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: PEPSICO, INC.
    Inventors: Badreddine AHTCHI-ALI, Slavka Stoyanova TCHOLAKOVA, Nikolai Denkov DENKOV, Sonya Rusiyanova TSIBRANSKA-GYOREVA, Dilek Fahretin GAZOLU-RUSANOVA
  • Patent number: 10932610
    Abstract: A cartridge adaptor system may include a puncturing device; a nozzle adaptor including: a puncture port configured to receive the puncturing device; a nozzle coupling portion configured to releasably couple to a beverage dispenser nozzle; and a cartridge coupling portion configured to releasably couple to a cartridge containing a beverage ingredient; and a cartridge holster having a receiving portion for receiving a portion of the cartridge. The puncturing device may be configured to puncture the cartridge thereby releasing the beverage ingredient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventor: Maher Nachawati
  • Patent number: 10932483
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides sweetener compositions, methods of using these compositions, and foods, beverages, and syrups comprising these compositions. The sweetener composition can comprise a sweetener and a sweetness enhancer. The composition can further comprise at least one supplemental sweetness enhancer and/or a salt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Pepsico, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Lee, Gregory Yep
  • Patent number: 10934149
    Abstract: A dispensing system may be configured to dispense a custom product based on a user selection. The user selection may be provided via a user interface of the dispensing system. The user interface may simultaneously display selectable icons for the available types of products (e.g., types of beverages) and other icons for modifying a chosen product (e.g., a flavoring or additive to a beverage, such as a sweetener or a cherry flavoring). The user interface may receive input from a user in order for the user to select a custom product (e.g., a custom drink) and the dispensing system may dispense the custom product to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Lim, Christine J. Sisler, Mathieu R. Badimon, Massimo F. D'Amore, Mikel Durham, Camiel Flohr, John W. Vail
  • Patent number: 10926911
    Abstract: A beverage container for a carbonated beverage may include a body and a base. The base may have a skirt that extends from the body and a dome. Ribs extend between the skirt and the dome. The base may also include a plurality of feet. Each foot may be formed between each pair of adjacent ribs. The feet may extend from the skirt to the dome. Each foot may have a seat and two sidewalls. A transition point of each rib may be between the skirt and the dome. A tangent line formed at each transition point may have a slope of zero. A transition between each foot's seat and each foot's sidewalls may be smooth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: PepsiCo. Inc.
    Inventors: Advait Bhat, Girolama Bueti, Syed Peer, Bruno Telesca
  • Patent number: 10921055
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are provided for cooling of beverages containers, such as cans or bottles, quickly, or on demand. An apparatus may provide for quickly cooling a number of beverage containers when power is available and for storing them, once they have been cooled. The apparatus may include a thermoelectric cooler configured to rapidly cool a beverage container in a cooling cell. The methods may include detecting the presence of a beverage container in a cooling cell and cooling the beverage container to a selected temperature. The availability of external power may be detected and a rapid cooling of a beverage container may begin when power becomes available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Emad Jafa, Mikhail Verbitsky, Andrey Balanev, Georgy Martsinovskiy, Vasilii Abashkin
  • Patent number: 10918238
    Abstract: The disclosure concerns a system including a modular dispensing system comprising a first module comprising a cold engine assembly, and a second module comprising a hot engine assembly. The system comprises a carbonator configured to dissolve carbon dioxide in water to form carbonated water. The cold engine assembly comprises a cold bath. A cold liquid mixer is configured to mix a concentrate and the carbonated water to form a cold ready-to-drink liquid. The hot engine assembly comprises a hot tank. A hot liquid mixer is configured to mix the hot water from the hot tank and a powder to form a hot ready-to-drink liquid. In an aspect, the cold engine assembly and the hot engine assembly form a single dispensing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Gurmeet Bhutani, Rahul Sadashiv Kamble, Tanmaya Vats
  • Patent number: 10906795
    Abstract: A post-mix beverage dispenser utilizing a beverage dispensing valve including a movable valve activation device is provided. The beverage dispensing valve can move the valve activation device to a predetermined activation position to dispense a fluid in response to a control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert W. Balstad, Terry Tae-II Chung, Hari K. Koripoti, Mohan Rao P
  • Patent number: 10899507
    Abstract: A cap and container reduce carbonation loss in filling containers with carbonated beverages. The cap has a splashguard with a circular bottom connected by a conical transition to a smaller diameter, cylindrical ring portion. A circular dispersing disk is above the transition and connected to the cap, with a small radial gap between the disk's periphery and the splashguard. A fluid seal is interposed between the ring portion and an open top of the container. The dispersing disk directs a fluid stream outward against the splashguard where the fluid passes through the radial gap around the disk and flows downward in a laminar flow over the conical transition and ring portions. A lip on the bottom of the ring portion extends outward and downward to conduct the laminar flow onto the container sidewall, which is inclined at less than five degrees to maintain laminar flow along the sidewall when filling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignees: PepsiCo, Inc., DrinkStation, Inc.
    Inventor: Diego Macrellino
  • Patent number: 10865091
    Abstract: A beverage dispensing system is provided, including a main body that includes an interior cavity adapted to receive a beverage container, an adaptor module, and a controlled gas system. The adaptor module is configured to provide fluidic coupling from the beverage container to the controlled gas system, such that a beverage may be dispensed through from a tap connected to the adaptor with the aid of positive gas pressure disposed on a beverage surface within the beverage container. The controlled gas system exerts a positive pressure on a surface of the beverage in the beverage container such that when a tap is opened to dispense the beverage, the relative pressure difference between the positive pressure on the surface of the beverage and the ambient pressure causes the beverage to be dispensed from the tap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Gurmeet Singh Bhutani, Prashant Deshpande
  • Patent number: 10867463
    Abstract: A vending machine with a curved exterior shape is disclosed. Some embodiments of the vending machine are circular in design, and include a transparent upper housing that allows customers to see into the interior of the vending machine. Products for vending may be stored in a non-transparent lower housing. A centrally-located product delivery system transports products for vending from the lower housing to delivery portals located on the upper housing. The product delivery system is able to move along a vertical line and rotate through the horizontal plane and can deliver products from any portion of the lower housing to any delivery portals located on the upper housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Emad Jafa, Xuejun Li, Yong Serock, Cheuk Chi Lau, Martyn Mitchell, Euan Morrison, Wai Chan, Sam Johnstone, Erik Williams
  • Patent number: D904190
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Advait Bhat, Girish Nilkanth Deshpande, Maximiliano Rodriguez, Benjamin Joseph Tantanella, Bruno Telesca, Alexander David Warning, Lei Zhao, Nathan Daniel Grubbs, Ryan Alan Klenke
  • Patent number: D904889
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Advait Bhat, Girish Nilkanth Deshpande, Maximiliano Rodriguez, Benjamin Joseph Tantanella, Bruno Telesca, Nathan Daniel Grubbs, Ryan Alan Klenke
  • Patent number: D910450
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Advait Bhat, Bruno Telesca, Marc T. Wiescinski
  • Patent number: D910453
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Kamal Mahajan, Syed Peer, Bruno Telesca, Moreno Barel
  • Patent number: D912515
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: PepsiCo Inc.
    Inventors: Michel Alvarez, Carlos Hernan Marina
  • Patent number: D915887
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Emilian D. Cartis, William R. Eaton, Niklas Gustafsson, Kamal Mahajan, Charles White
  • Patent number: D918048
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Hai Shuo Cheng, Pankaj Garg, Antonio Pugliese, Gianmauro Vella