Patents by Inventor David R. Newman

David R. Newman 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: 11217057
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure include systems and methods for providing dynamic ingredient matrix reconfiguration in a product dispenser. In one example, a method for configuring a dispenser apparatus may include determining one or more current associations between some or all of a plurality of ingredient packages and one or more of a plurality of dispensing devices associated with the dispenser apparatus. The method may include determining whether a current association of the one or more current associations has changed with respect to at least one previous association between some or all of the plurality of ingredient packages and one or more of the plurality of dispensing devices, and in response to ascertaining that the current association has changed, modifying an association table based at least on the one or more current associations, the association table being representative of the at least one previous association.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: THE COCA-COLA COMPANY
    Inventors: Gregg Carpenter, David R. Newman, H. Brock Kolls, Son V. Tran
  • Publication number: 20210340002
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are described for dispensing consumable products. An example method may include generating, at a controller associated with a beverage dispenser, a beverage composition record for a beverage that is formulated via an ingredient matrix and dispensed at the beverage dispenser, where the ingredient matrix comprises multiple ingredient packages each comprising a beverage ingredient. The method may include writing depletion data to the ingredient package or to a data processing device associated with the ingredient package for each ingredient package from which a beverage ingredient was included in the dispensed beverage, wherein the depletion data is based at least in part on the beverage composition record.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Applicant: THE COCA-COLA COMPANY
    Inventors: Dan PETERS, Son V. TRAN, David R. NEWMAN, Leonard F. ANTAO, David O. SLAGLEY, H. Brock KOLLS
  • Patent number: 11084703
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are described for dispensing consumable products. An example method may include generating, at a controller associated with a beverage dispenser, a beverage composition record for a beverage that is formulated via an ingredient matrix and dispensed at the beverage dispenser, where the ingredient matrix comprises multiple ingredient packages each comprising a beverage ingredient. The method may include writing depletion data to the ingredient package or to a data processing device associated with the ingredient package for each ingredient package from which a beverage ingredient was included in the dispensed beverage, wherein the depletion data is based at least in part on the beverage composition record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Dan Peters, Son V. Tran, David R. Newman, Leonard F. Antao, David O. Slagley, H. Brock Kolls
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20200286326
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure include systems and methods for providing dynamic ingredient matrix reconfiguration in a product dispenser. In one example, a method for configuring a dispenser apparatus may include determining one or more current associations between some or all of a plurality of ingredient packages and one or more of a plurality of dispensing devices associated with the dispenser apparatus. The method may include determining whether a current association of the one or more current associations has changed with respect to at least one previous association between some or all of the plurality of ingredient packages and one or more of the plurality of dispensing devices, and in response to ascertaining that the current association has changed, modifying an association table based at least on the one or more current associations, the association table being representative of the at least one previous association.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Gregg Carpenter, David R. Newman, H. Brock Kolls, Son V. Tran
  • Patent number: 10699512
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure include systems and methods for providing dynamic ingredient matrix reconfiguration in a product dispenser. In one example, a method for configuring a dispenser apparatus may include determining one or more current associations between some or all of a plurality of ingredient packages and one or more of a plurality of dispensing devices associated with the dispenser apparatus. The method may include determining whether a current association of the one or more current associations has changed with respect to at least one previous association between some or all of the plurality of ingredient packages and one or more of the plurality of dispensing devices, and in response to ascertaining that the current association has changed, modifying an association table based at least on the one or more current associations, the association table being representative of the at least one previous association.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Gregg Carpenter, David R. Newman, H. Brock Kolls, Son V. Tran
  • Patent number: 10512816
    Abstract: A jump rope handle has a hollow handle member with a through bore and a swivel assembly mounted in a swivel mounting portion extending up to one open end of the handle bore. The swivel assembly includes a shoulder bolt having an enlarged head and a shaft having a smooth, unthreaded outer surface extending from the enlarged head to the open end of the handle bore, an end connector or nut secured to the shaft and located outside the bore, and first and second rotatable bearings mounted between the smooth outer surface of the shaft and the handle bore to allow for relatively free rotation of the shoulder bolt in the handle bore. The end connector has a cross-hole or the like for connection to one end of a jump rope and the jump rope is easily rotatable relative to the handle via the swivel assembly during skipping activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: RX SMART GEAR, INC.
    Inventor: David R. Newman
  • Publication number: 20190367349
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention can include systems and methods for facilitating consumer-dispenser interactions. In one embodiment, a product dispenser is provided. The product dispenser can include a reader configured to read machine readable item. In addition, the product dispenser can include a controller in communication with the reader, and operable to execute a set of instructions to receive information from the machine readable item associated with a consumer via the reader. Moreover, the controller can be further operable to execute a set of instructions to configure at least one characteristic based at least part on the information from the machine readable item, and dispense a product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Dan Peters, Son V. Tran, David R. Newman, Leonard F. Antao, David O. Slagley, H. Brock Kolls
  • 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: 20190272068
    Abstract: A control interface for controlling the operation of a dispensing device may be provided. The control interface may include a display screen for individually presenting each of multiple options that may be utilized for controlling various operations associated with the dispensing device. The control interface may further include a navigation control, in communication with the display screen, which may be utilized to individually navigate through each of the options on the display screen. The display screen may be actuated to select a displayed option that is associated with performing a dispensing device operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: THE COCA-COLA COMPANY
    Inventors: David R. NEWMAN, Charles Bradley GREEN, J. Ryan EDER, Brandon EDER, Edward Michael GANDELMAN, Harlan Charles PEDEN, III, Matthew Edward O'KELLY, Kris TOMASSON
  • 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: 10376728
    Abstract: At least one of two handles of an adjustable jump rope has an outer handle sleeve and an adjustment device releasably retained inside the handle sleeve which is configured to releasably retain a selected length of cable or rope in the handle sleeve so as to control the length of cable extending between the handles. The adjustment device may be an elongate stem having a plurality of spaced retainer devices for releasably retaining an enlarged end of the cable in the stem, so that the end of the cable can be engaged with different retainer devices to lengthen or shorten the cable length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventor: David R. Newman
  • Publication number: 20190164237
    Abstract: A beverage dispensing system and method include a beverage dispensing device that has a processor and a memory accessible to the processor. The memory stores instructions that when executed by the processor implement a method that includes receiving a beverage selection, and comparing the beverage selection to predefined controls. The selected beverage is dispensed in response to the comparison.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: David R. NEWMAN, Charles Bradley GREEN
  • Patent number: 10255746
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention can include systems and methods for dispensing consumable products. In one embodiment, a product dispenser is provided. The product dispenser can include a user interface operable to receive consumer inputs and to present product selection information. In addition, the product dispenser can include a reader configured to obtain identification information associated with a consumer. The product dispenser can include a controller in communication with the reader and user interface, and operable to execute a set of instructions to receive from the reader identification information associated with a consumer. The controller can also be operable to execute a set of instructions operable to retrieve consumer information based at least in part on the identification information, and provide product selection information at the user interface based at least in part on the consumer information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Dan Peters, Son V. Tran, David R. Newman, Leonard F. Antao, David O. Slagley, H. Brock Kolls
  • Publication number: 20180362322
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are described for dispensing consumable products. An example method may include generating, at a controller associated with a beverage dispenser, a beverage composition record for a beverage that is formulated via an ingredient matrix and dispensed at the beverage dispenser, where the ingredient matrix comprises multiple ingredient packages each comprising a beverage ingredient. The method may include writing depletion data to the ingredient package or to a data processing device associated with the ingredient package for each ingredient package from which a beverage ingredient was included in the dispensed beverage, wherein the depletion data is based at least in part on the beverage composition record.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Dan PETERS, Son V. TRAN, David R. NEWMAN, Leonard F. ANTAO, David O. SLAGLEY, H. Brock KOLLS
  • Patent number: 10121306
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention can include systems and methods for dispensing consumable products. In one embodiment, a product dispenser is provided. The product dispenser can include a user interface operable to receive consumer inputs and to present product selection information. In addition, the product dispenser can include a reader configured to obtain identification information associated with a consumer. The product dispenser can include a controller in communication with the reader and user interface, and operable to execute a set of instructions to receive from the reader identification information associated with a consumer. The controller can also be operable to execute a set of instructions operable to retrieve consumer information based at least in part on the identification information, and provide product selection information at the user interface based at least in part on the consumer information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Dan Peters, Son V. Tran, David R. Newman, Leonard F. Antao, David O. Slagley, H. Brock Kolls
  • Publication number: 20180305195
    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: June 25, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Applicant: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Gregg Carpenter, David R. Newman, Nilang Patel, Paul A. Phillips, Arthur G. Rudick, Lawrence B. Ziesel
  • Patent number: 10059581
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are described for dispensing consumable products. An example method may include generating, at a controller associated with a beverage dispenser, a beverage composition record for a beverage that is formulated via an ingredient matrix and dispensed at the beverage dispenser, where the ingredient matrix comprises multiple ingredient packages each comprising a beverage ingredient. The method may include writing depletion data to the ingredient package or to a data processing device associated with the ingredient package for each ingredient package from which a beverage ingredient was included in the dispensed beverage, wherein the depletion data is based at least in part on the beverage composition record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Dan Peters, Son V. Tran, David R. Newman, Leonard F. Antao, David O. Slagley, H. Brock Kolls
  • Publication number: 20180221703
    Abstract: A jump rope handle has a hollow handle member with a through bore and a swivel assembly mounted in a swivel mounting portion extending up to one open end of the handle bore. The swivel assembly includes a shoulder bolt having an enlarged head and a shaft having a smooth, unthreaded outer surface extending from the enlarged head to the open end of the handle bore, an end connector or nut secured to the shaft and located outside the bore, and first and second rotatable bearings mounted between the smooth outer surface of the shaft and the handle bore to allow for relatively free rotation of the shoulder bolt in the handle bore. The end connector has a cross-hole or the like for connection to one end of a jump rope and the jump rope is easily rotatable relative to the handle via the swivel assembly during skipping activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventor: David R. NEWMAN
  • Patent number: 10029904
    Abstract: The present application describes a product dispenser, such as a beverage dispenser. The product dispenser may include a nozzle, a first pump in fluid communication with a beverage base source and the nozzle, a second pump in fluid communication with a flavoring source and the nozzle, and a user interface for receiving a request for a beverage. The user interface may include a product button that represents a beverage base, and an additive button that represents a flavor, wherein in response to a first selection of the product button and a second selection of the additive button, the user interface may be adapted to instruct a dispense of the beverage base and the flavor to the nozzle at a given flow rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Gregg Carpenter, David R. Newman, Jr., Nilang Patel, Paul A. Phillips, Arthur G. Rudick, Lawrence B. Ziesel