Patents Assigned to Pepsico Inc.
  • Patent number: 11359222
    Abstract: Provided is a method for preparing Rebaudioside J using an enzymatic method, comprising using rebaudioside A as a substrate, and making the substrate, in the presence of a glycosyl donor, react under the catalysis of a UDP-glycosyltransferase-con-taining recombinant cell and/or UDP-glycosyltransferase prepared therefrom to generate Rebaudioside J.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Alex Tao, Guoqing Li, Wenxia Wang, Leilei Zheng, Chunlei Zhu, Xiaoliang Liang, Kuikiu Chan
  • Patent number: 11352653
    Abstract: Provided is a method for preparing rebaudioside N using an enzymatic method, comprising using rebaudioside A or rebaudioside J as a substrate, and making the substrate, in the presence of a glycosyl donor, react under the catalysis of a UDP-glycosyl-transferase and/or a UDP-glycosyltransferase-containing recombinant cell to generate rebaudioside N.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: PEPSICO, INC.
    Inventors: Alex Tao, Guoqing Li, Wenxia Wang, Leilei Zheng, Chunlei Zhu, Xiaoliang Liang, Kuikiu Chan
  • Patent number: 11354965
    Abstract: A vending machine has an interactive customer experience. Some embodiments of the vending machine include a transparent front wall with a plurality of display units located behind the front wall. Each of the display units may contain an example of a product available for vending. Based on input received from a customer and other information, the vending machine may provide a recommendation for a product or products to select for purchase. The vending machine may highlight the recommendation by selectively illuminating the product display units that contain the recommended products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Emad Jafa, Xuejun Li, Yong Serock, Cheuk Chi Lau, Martyn Thomas Mitchell, Euan Morrison, Wai Ting Chan, Samuel Luke Johnstone, Erik David Williams
  • Patent number: 11354966
    Abstract: A handle for a product vending system includes a housing configured to be secured to a door of a product storage cabinet having a lock. The handle includes a display arranged on the housing, that is configured to show product information. A payment processing unit is arranged on the housing and is configured to detect or receive a payment. A control unit is configured to communicate with the lock of the product storage cabinet, such that when the payment is detected by the payment processing unit, the control unit is configured to unlock the lock of the product storage cabinet so as to provide access to a product stored in the product storage cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Klaus Rosburg, Stephen Lim
  • Patent number: 11347245
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure include a method for producing a batch according to a batch process that includes adding ingredients to water to form a batch, mixing the batch, measuring the drive gain of the batch in real time using an in-line density device, monitoring amplitude variation of the drive gain, comparing the amplitude variation of the drive gain to a predetermined threshold, and providing an indication based on the amplitude variation of the drive gain that the batch is homogeneously dispersed or fully dissolved. Other aspects of the disclosure relate to a method for detecting homogeneity of a mixture and a method of determining the degree of mixing of a batch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Saman Choubak, Badreddine Ahtchi-Ali
  • Patent number: 11332287
    Abstract: A reusable beverage container that includes a vessel having an upper end defining an upper opening and that is configured to store a beverage. The reusable beverage container further includes a cap that is removably securable to the upper end of the vessel, and the cap is configured to receive and completely enclose a beverage-ingredient cartridge. The cap of the reusable beverage container includes a lower shell defining a lower opening, an upper shell removably securable to the lower shell, and a cartridge opener extending from the lower shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Carlos Hernan Marina, Michel Alvarez
  • Patent number: 11321733
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are system, method, and computer program product embodiments for analyzing second party advertising data. An embodiment operates by determining a set of dimensions that a source uses to aggregate data for an advertising campaign. The embodiment creates a subunit advertising campaign based at least in part on the advertising campaign, the determined set of dimensions, and a dimension of interest. The embodiment receives measurement data associated with an execution of the subunit advertising campaign. The embodiment then analyzes the measurement data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Michal Geller, Eric Higgins
  • Patent number: 11318427
    Abstract: Carbonation apparatus is provided for carbonating a mixed input flow of pressurized and refrigerated carbon dioxide and water. A first cartridge is disposed within the carbonation chamber, defining a porous micromesh net in fluid communication with the input flow and a central cavity in fluid communication with the carbonation chamber output port. The micromesh net is configured to break up chains of water molecules passing through the net, to enhance bonding between the water and carbon dioxide molecules within the cartridge. The net also responds to the flow of water and carbon dioxide molecules impacting and passing through the net by generating a passive polarizing field that has a polarizing influence on the water molecules to further enhance. Beads may be provided within the cartridge for capturing and stabilizing carbon dioxide molecules to yet further enhance bonding between the water and the carbon dioxide molecules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Giancarlo Fantappie, Farshad Kamali, Diego Macrellino, Joey Miyamot
  • Patent number: 11312557
    Abstract: A container is provided with a body portion. The body portion includes a first vacuum panel, a second vacuum panel, a third vacuum panel, a first diagonal column between the first vacuum panel and the second vacuum panel, and a second diagonal column between the second vacuum panel and the third vacuum panel. The second vacuum panel and the third vacuum panel are oriented in opposite directions. In response to a change in an internal container pressure, the body portion flexes at the first vacuum panel such that a surface of the first vacuum panel increases in concavity in response to an increasing pressure change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Andrew Lohmeier, Toby Richard David Wingfield, Lori Evans Bartman, Robert Jon Groll
  • Patent number: 11311139
    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 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventor: Maher Nachawati
  • Patent number: 11312985
    Abstract: Provided is a method for preparing Rebaudioside C using an enzymatic method, comprising using rubusoside or dulcoside A as a substrate, and making the substrate, in the presence of a glycosyl donor, react under the catalysis of UDP-glycosyltransferase-containing recombinant cell and/or UDP-glycosyltransferase prepared therefrom to generate Rebaudioside C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Alex Tao, Guoqing Li, Wenxia Wang, Leilei Zheng, Chunlei Zhu, Xiaoliang Liang, Kuikiu Chan
  • Patent number: 11303728
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to systems and methods for parallel and scalable processing of messages containing telemetry data at an administrator system. The administrator system can receive a large number of messages containing telemetry data from many dispenser machines in a short amount of time. To receive and process those messages, the systems and methods of the present disclosure provide a message queuer to queue the messages (or at least the telemetry data in the messages) in a plurality of queues and a different thread or process for each of the plurality of queues. Each thread or process can pull messages out of its assigned queue in order and process the telemetry data of the messages. The threads or processes can run on one or more central processing unit cores at the administrator system. This setup allows for horizontal scaling in terms of message processing throughput.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventor: George Xu Gong
  • Patent number: 11282326
    Abstract: A vending machine with a reduced vertical height and footprint has a horizontal roller surface system for delivering vending products. The horizontal roller system includes actuated rollers and trays that move on top of the rollers. The products are present on top of the trays; the rollers actuate to deliver the trays, and the products, to a delivery portal. Some embodiments of the vending machine have a transparent top to allow the interior of the vending machine, and particularly the roller surface, to be visible from the exterior of the vending machine. The reduced height and size of the vending machine enables it to be placed in locations that are unavailable to conventional vending machines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Emad Jafa, Xuejun Li, Yong Serock, Cheuk Chi Lau, Martyn Thomas Mitchell, Euan Morrison, Wai Ting Chan, Samuel Luke Johnstone, Erik David Williams
  • Patent number: 11267609
    Abstract: A stackable pallet display system includes a tray portion having a rectangular bottom wall, corner posts extending upward from corners of the tray portion and an interior divider panel extending upward from the tray portion. The tray, corner posts and interior divider wall of the system can be folded from blanks of material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignees: Menasha Corporation, PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Mike Pfeifer, William Garrett Ehlebracht, Sunitha Nair, Daniel Lee Mathews, Roberto Carlos Guerrero Kees
  • Patent number: 11262769
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure include a method for tracking the quality of a beverage produced according to a batch process that includes adding ingredients to water to form a batch, measuring the density of the batch in real time using an in-line density device, monitoring changes in density of the batch, detecting deviations from the batch process based on the changes in density, and correcting for any detected deviations from the batch process in real time. Other aspects of the disclosure relate to a method of detecting inhomogeneity in real time for a batch process for producing a beverage. Other aspects of the disclosure include a method of tracking addition of ingredients for producing a beverage in a batch process includes sequentially adding a plurality of ingredients to water according to a standard recipe to form a batch and correcting for any detected deviations from the recipe in real time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Saman Choubak, Badreddine Ahtchi-Ali
  • Patent number: D947678
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Emilian Dan Cartis, Balazs Kovacs, Philippe Leys, Ted Murphy, Denis O'Callaghan, Emma Caselton
  • Patent number: D948908
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Eduardo Broen, Stephen Lim, Christian Stolarz, Martin Ivar Franzen
  • Patent number: D951105
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Liang Liu, Koby Hebborn Trout, Klaus Rosburg
  • Patent number: D953859
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignees: DrinkStation, Inc., PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventor: Diego Macrellino
  • Patent number: D953889
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Eduardo Broen, Christopher Erlin Granneberg, Klaus Rosburg