Patents by Inventor Arthur G. Rudick

Arthur G. Rudick has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 11147289
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention may provide a frozen beverage dispenser capable of dispensing multiple frozen beverage flavors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Rafael I. San Miguel, Arthur G. Rudick
  • Publication number: 20210181892
    Abstract: A dispensing device can include: a display screen configured to present a plurality of selectable options for controlling dispensing of a plurality of products, the display screen showing a graphical user interface that displays the plurality of selectable options in three dimensions; a touchless input control system configured to receive selection from a consumer of one selectable option from the plurality of selectable options; and a dispensing system for dispensing a beverage associated with the one selectable option.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventor: Arthur G. RUDICK
  • Patent number: 10976109
    Abstract: A plate heat exchanger is disclosed herein. In some instances, the plate heat exchanger may be disposed in an ice bin of a beverage dispenser for cooling one or more fluids. The plate heat exchanger may include a top plate, a bottom plate, an outer boundary wall, and a fluid flow path disposed between the top plate and the bottom plate. The fluid flow path may include an inlet and an outlet. A fin may be disposed within the fluid flow path from the top plate to the bottom plate between the inlet and the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Mingfei Gan, Dick P. Welch, Arthur G. Rudick
  • Publication number: 20200407208
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed herein that include providing a beverage dispensing machine with a cleaning system comprising a first water branch and a second water branch connected in fluid communication with a three-way valve, a cleaning supply connected in fluid communication with the second water branch via a pump, and a nozzle. The three-way valve may be operated in a “dispensing mode” to provide a flow of at least one of water and carbonated water through the first water branch and a flowpath of the three-way valve to the nozzle, and operated in a “cleaning mode” to provide a flow of a cleaner, and optionally a flow of at least one of water and carbonated water, through the second water branch and a secondary flowpath of the three-way valve to the nozzle to clean the nozzle and/or a drain of the beverage dispensing machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Marc Katz, Arthur G Rudick, Samuel L. Orr, Stan C. Kaplita, James Alan Sanders, William J. Moore, Lindsey Jane Bozung, Dick P. Welch, Jamal Omari Wilson
  • Patent number: 10858232
    Abstract: A system for dispensing one or more beverages is disclosed. The system may include a nozzle, one or more macro-ingredients in fluid communication with the nozzle, and a number of micro-ingredients in fluid communication with the nozzle. The nozzle is configured to dispense a beverage formed by the one or more macro-ingredients and one or more of the micro-ingredients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Gregg Carpenter, Arthur G. Rudick, David Slagley, Dick P. Welch, Daniel S. Quartarone, Douglas Jon McDougall
  • Patent number: 10829357
    Abstract: The present application describes a product dispenser. The product dispenser may include at least one macro-ingredient source, at least one micro-ingredient source positioned about the dispenser, a diluent source, a dispensing valve, a number of pumps or metering devices, and a user interface. The user interface receives a request for a product type and instructs the pumps or metering devices to dispense a predetermined type and ratio of macro-ingredients, micro-ingredients, and diluent to the dispensing valve for a predetermined flow rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Gregg Carpenter, David R. Newman, Nilang Patel, Paul A. Phillips, Arthur G. Rudick, Lawrence B. Ziesel
  • Patent number: 10822219
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed herein that include providing a beverage dispensing machine with a cleaning system comprising a first water branch and a second water branch connected in fluid communication with a three-way valve, a cleaning supply connected in fluid communication with the second water branch via a pump, and a nozzle. The three-way valve may be operated in a “dispensing mode” to provide a flow of at least one of water and carbonated water through the first water branch and a flowpath of the three-way valve to the nozzle, and operated in a “cleaning mode” to provide a flow of a cleaner, and optionally a flow of at least one of water and carbonated water, through the second water branch and a secondary flowpath of the three-way valve to the nozzle to clean the nozzle and/or a drain of the beverage dispensing machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: The Coca Cola Company
    Inventors: Marc Katz, Arthur G. Rudick, Samuel L. Orr, Stan C. Kaplita, James Alan Sanders, William J. Moore, Lindsey Jane Bozung, Dick P. Welch, Jamal Omari Wilson
  • Patent number: 10710031
    Abstract: A chilling reservoir for providing in-line carbonation in a beverage dispenser includes a housing having a first beverage material pathway extending therethrough. The first beverage material pathway may have a flow inlet arrangement and a flow outlet arrangement. The chilling reservoir also includes a heat exchanger arrangement that is positioned and configured to be selectively operated to chill beverage material passing through the first beverage material pathway. The chilling reservoir also includes a carbonation chamber operably positioned in the first beverage material pathway of the housing. The carbonation chamber may be configured to removably receive therein a carbonator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventor: Arthur G. Rudick
  • Publication number: 20200087132
    Abstract: The present application provides a beverage dispensing system for dispensing beverages with low solubility ingredients. The beverage dispensing system may include a sweetener flow, a first diluent flow, a low solubility ingredient premixing system for mixing a low solubility ingredient with a second diluent flow to create a mixed flow, and a nozzle to mix the sweetener flow, the first diluent flow, and the mixed flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: William J. MOORE, Susan R.W. LANE, Arthur G. RUDICK, Indra PRAKASH, Daniel S. QUARTARONE, Jamal Omarl WILSON, Will CANNON, III
  • Publication number: 20200031652
    Abstract: The present application provides a beverage dispensing system. The beverage dispensing system may include a nozzle, a first beverage component with a first ingredient in communication with the nozzle via a first pump, and a second beverage component with the first ingredient and a second ingredient in communication with the nozzle via a second pump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventor: Arthur G. RUDICK
  • Publication number: 20190380362
    Abstract: The present application provides a beverage dispensing system for naturally carbonated beverages. The beverage dispensing system may include a cabinet with a cooling element and a heating element and a fermentation vessel positioned within the cabinet. The cooling element and the heating element maintain the fermentation vessel within a temperature range for a fermentation process therein and the cooling element cools the fermentation vessel to stop the fermentation process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Arthur G. RUDICK, Susan R. W. LANE, Jessica Anne LESAGONICZ
  • Publication number: 20190367348
    Abstract: The present application describes a product dispenser. The product dispenser may include at least one macro-ingredient source, at least one micro-ingredient source positioned about the dispenser, a diluent source, a dispensing valve, a number of pumps or metering devices, and a user interface. The user interface receives a request for a product type and instructs the pumps or metering devices to dispense a predetermined type and ratio of macro-ingredients, micro-ingredients, and diluent to the dispensing valve for a predetermined flow rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Gregg Carpenter, David R. Newman, Nilang Patel, Paul A. Phillips, Arthur G. Rudick, Lawrence B. Ziesel
  • Publication number: 20190357562
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention may provide a frozen beverage dispenser capable of dispensing multiple frozen beverage flavors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Rafael I. San Miguel, Arthur G. Rudick
  • Publication number: 20190352164
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed herein that include providing a beverage dispensing machine with a cleaning system comprising a first water branch and a second water branch connected in fluid communication with a three-way valve, a cleaning supply connected in fluid communication with the second water branch via a pump, and a nozzle. The three-way valve may be operated in a “dispensing mode” to provide a flow of at least one of water and carbonated water through the first water branch and a flowpath of the three-way valve to the nozzle, and operated in a “cleaning mode” to provide a flow of a cleaner, and optionally a flow of at least one of water and carbonated water, through the second water branch and a secondary flowpath of the three-way valve to the nozzle to clean the nozzle and/or a drain of the beverage dispensing machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Marc KATZ, Arthur G. RUDICK, Samuel L. ORR, Stan C. KAPLITA, James Alan SANDERS, William J. MOORE, Lindsey Jane BOZUNG, Dick P. WELCH, Jamal Omari WILSON
  • Publication number: 20190330043
    Abstract: A system for dispensing one or more beverages is disclosed. The system may include a nozzle, one or more macro-ingredients in fluid communication with the nozzle, and a number of micro-ingredients in fluid communication with the nozzle. The nozzle is configured to dispense a beverage formed by the one or more macro-ingredients and one or more of the micro-ingredients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Gregg Carpenter, Arthur G. Rudick, David Slagley, Dick P. Welch, Daniel S. Quartarone, Douglas Jon McDougall
  • Patent number: 10426290
    Abstract: The present application provides a water distribution system with a flow of water therethrough. The water distribution system may include one or more water lines, a number of flow control passages in communication with the one or more water lines, a number of flow controllers with a number of preset flow rates positioned about the flow control passages, and a number of flow control valves positioned about the flow control passages such that opening one of the flow control valves allows the flow of water to flow through one of the flow control passages with the preset flow rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Arthur G. Rudick, Jonathan Kirschner
  • Patent number: 10384922
    Abstract: The present application describes a product dispenser. The product dispenser may include at least one macro-ingredient source, at least one micro-ingredient source positioned about the dispenser, a diluent source, a dispensing valve, a number of pumps or metering devices, and a user interface. The user interface receives a request for a product type and instructs the pumps or metering devices to dispense a predetermined type and ratio of macro-ingredients, micro-ingredients, and diluent to the dispensing valve for a predetermined flow rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Gregg Carpenter, David R. Newman, Nilang Patel, Paul A. Phillips, Arthur G. Rudick, Lawrence B. Ziesel
  • Patent number: 10373276
    Abstract: Embodiments and associated aspects of the disclosure permit regulation of dispense of a product in a self-serve environment via, at least in part, reconciliation of a product order originated in an access device, such as a point-of-sale (POS) device, and a product selection effected at a product dispenser configured to fulfill the product order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: THE COCA-COLA COMPANY
    Inventors: Gregg Carpenter, David Roy Newman, Arthur G. Rudick, Anisha Joshi, David O. Slagley, Michael Edward Hopkins
  • Publication number: 20190219338
    Abstract: A plate heat exchanger is disclosed herein. In some instances, the plate heat exchanger may be disposed in an ice bin of a beverage dispenser for cooling one or more fluids. The plate heat exchanger may include a top plate, a bottom plate, an outer boundary wall, and a fluid flow path disposed between the top plate and the bottom plate. The fluid flow path may include an inlet and an outlet. A fin may be disposed within the fluid flow path from the top plate to the bottom plate between the inlet and the outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Mingfei GAN, Dick P. WELCH, Arthur G. RUDICK
  • Patent number: 10287115
    Abstract: The present application provides an ice dispenser for dispensing a volume of ice. The ice dispenser may include an ice bin and an ice deflector positioned about a top of the ice bin. The ice deflector may include a reverse funnel configuration such that an entrance to the ice deflector is narrower that an exit to the ice deflector so as to prevent the volume of ice from bridging therein in whole or in part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Adnan Abbas, Arthur G. Rudick, Daniel S. Quartarone, David Joseph Harvey