Patents by Inventor Douglas A. Bippert

Douglas A. Bippert 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).

  • Publication number: 20210325853
    Abstract: A system for optimizing blending for mass production produced products. The system may include a processor configured to aggregate material information, aggregate production information, model consumer liking of the at least one product, and provide plan information for controlling production resources based on the material information, the production information, and the consumer liking. The material information can be associated with a product input of the at least one product. The production information can be associated with the production resources of the at least one product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicant: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Douglas A. Bippert, Sherri Lynn Hutter, Timothy A. Anglea, Jon A. Higbie, JR., David Quinton Cross, Seonah Lee, Sean Patrick Lennon
  • Patent number: 11048237
    Abstract: A system for optimizing blending. The system can include a processor configured to aggregate material information, aggregate production information, model consumer liking of the at least one product, and provide plan information for controlling production resources based on the material information, the production information, and the consumer liking. The material information can be associated with a product input of the at least one product. The production information can be associated with the production resources of the at least one product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Douglas A. Bippert, Sherri Lynn Hutter, Timothy A. Anglea, Jon A. Higbie, Jr., David Quinton Cross, Seonah Lee, Sean Patrick Lennon
  • Patent number: 10762247
    Abstract: There is provided a method of regulating the formulation of a multi-component product comprising a product attribute profile, the method comprising providing a first and second component of the product, each component having a component attribute profile; supplying to a product formulation zone the first component and the second component in a desired ratio and combining the first and second components together to provide the product or a precursor thereof to yield a target product attribute profile; responsive to a change or predicted change in at least one component attribute profile, supplying information concerning the attribute change to a data processing apparatus and calculating with respect to that change an adjustment in the ratio to reduce the deviation of one or more attributes of the product attribute profile from the target product attribute profile. A production system is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventor: Douglas A. Bippert
  • Publication number: 20190346831
    Abstract: A system for optimizing blending. The system can include a processor configured to aggregate material information, aggregate production information, model consumer liking of the at least one product, and provide plan information for controlling production resources based on the material information, the production information, and the consumer liking. The material information can be associated with a product input of the at least one product. The production information can be associated with the production resources of the at least one product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Douglas A. Bippert, Sherri Lynn Hutter, Timothy A. Anglea, Jon A. Higbie, JR., David Quinton Cross, Seonah Lee, Sean Patrick Lennon
  • Patent number: 10261501
    Abstract: A system for optimizing blending. The system can include a processor configured to aggregate material information, aggregate production information, model consumer liking of the at least one product, and provide plan information for controlling production resources based on the material information, the production information, and the consumer liking. The material information can be associated with a product input of the at least one product. The production information can be associated with the production resources of the at least one product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Douglas A. Bippert, Sherri Lynn Hutter, Timothy A. Anglea, Jon A. Higbie, Jr., David Quinton Cross, Seonah Lee, Sean Patrick Lennon
  • Publication number: 20170262554
    Abstract: There is provided a method of regulating the formulation of a multi-component product comprising a product attribute profile, the method comprising providing a first and second component of the product, each component having a component attribute profile; supplying to a product formulation zone the first component and the second component in a desired ratio and combining the first and second components together to provide the product or a precursor thereof to yield a target product attribute profile; responsive to a change or predicted change in at least one component attribute profile, supplying information concerning the attribute change to a data processing apparatus and calculating with respect to that change an adjustment in the ratio to reduce the deviation of one or more attributes of the product attribute profile from the target product attribute profile. A production system is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventor: Douglas A. Bippert
  • Patent number: 9607109
    Abstract: There is provided a method of regulating the formulation of a multi-component product comprising a product attribute profile, the method comprising providing a first and second component of the product, each component having a component attribute profile; supplying to a product formulation zone the first component and the second component in a desired ratio and combining the first and second components together to provide the product or a precursor thereof to yield a target product attribute profile; responsive to a change or predicted change in at least one component attribute profile, supplying information concerning the attribute change to a data processing apparatus and calculating with respect to that change an adjustment in the ratio to reduce the deviation of one or more attributes of the product attribute profile from the target product attribute profile. A production system is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventor: Douglas A. Bippert
  • Patent number: 8945657
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for making a dehydrated pulp slurry comprising the steps of de-sugaring a pulp slurry, said de-sugaring process producing a pulp slurry with substantially no sugar content, and dehydrating said pulp slurry. The dehydrated pulp slurry produced by this process is such that, when reconstituted, the color, shape, and texture of the pulp contained therein is substantially the same as it was prior to undergoing the dehydrating step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: James J. Wang, Douglas A. Bippert
  • Publication number: 20140135967
    Abstract: There is provided a method of regulating the formulation of a multi-component product comprising a product attribute profile, the method comprising providing a first and second component of the product, each component having a component attribute profile; supplying to a product formulation zone the first component and the second component in a desired ratio and combining the first and second components together to provide the product or a precursor thereof to yield a target product attribute profile; responsive to a change or predicted change in at least one component attribute profile, supplying information concerning the attribute change to a data processing apparatus and calculating with respect to that change an adjustment in the ratio to reduce the deviation of one or more attributes of the product attribute profile from the target product attribute profile. A production system is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventor: Douglas A. Bippert
  • Publication number: 20140121802
    Abstract: A system for optimizing blending. The system can include a processor configured to aggregate material information, aggregate production information, model consumer liking of the at least one product, and provide plan information for controlling production resources based on the material information, the production information, and the consumer liking. The material information can be associated with a product input of the at least one product. The production information can be associated with the production resources of the at least one product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Douglas A. Bippert, Sherri Lynn HUTTER, Timothy A. ANGLEA, Jon A. HIGBIE, JR., David Quinton CROSS, Seonah LEE, Sean Patrick LENNON
  • Patent number: 8639374
    Abstract: There is provided a method of regulating the formulation of a multi-component product comprising a product attribute profile, the method comprising providing a first and second component of the product, each component having a component attribute profile; supplying to a product formulation zone the first component and the second component in a desired ratio and combining the first and second components together to provide the product or a precursor thereof to yield a target product attribute profile; responsive to a change or predicted change in at least one component attribute profile, supplying information concerning the attribute change to a data processing apparatus and calculating with respect to that change an adjustment in the ratio to reduce the deviation of one or more attributes of the product attribute profile from the target product attribute profile. A production system is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventor: Douglas A. Bippert
  • Patent number: 8626327
    Abstract: A system for optimizing blending. The system can include a processor configured to aggregate material information, aggregate production information, model consumer liking of the at least one product, and provide plan information for controlling production resources based on the material information, the production information, and the consumer liking. The material information can be associated with a product input of the at least one product. The production information can be associated with the production resources of the at least one product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Douglas A. Bippert, Sherri Lynn Hutter, Timothy A. Anglea, Jon A. Higbie, Jr., David Quinton Cross, Seonah Lee, Sean Patrick Lennon
  • Patent number: 8626564
    Abstract: A system for simulating drink production. The system can include a processor configured to aggregate existing material information, receive predicted material information, aggregate production information, receive timing information of at least one drink product, model consumer liking of the at least one drink product, and determine a production plan based on the existing material information, the predicted material information, the production information, the timing information and the consumer liking. The existing material information can be associated with a beverage input of at least one drink product. The predicted material information can be associated with the beverage input of the at least one drink product. The production information is associated with production resources of the at least one drink product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Douglas A. Bippert, Timothy A. Anglea, Jon A. Higbie, Jr., David Quinton Cross, Seonah Lee, Sean Patrick Lennon
  • Publication number: 20120116565
    Abstract: A system for managing an agricultural commodity based production system. The system can include a processor configured to aggregate material information, aggregate production information, receive production limits, receive product limits, and at least one of maximize or minimize a parameter of a product lineup including the at least one product based on the aggregate material information, the production information, the production limits; and the product limits. The material information can include quantity information, availability information, and quality information. The material information can be variable. The production information is associated with production resources of the at least one product. The production limits can establish operating tolerances of the production resources. The product limits can establish valid product configurations of at least one product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Douglas A. Bippert, Sherri Lynn Hutter, Timothy A. Anglea, Jon A. Higbie, JR., David Quinton Cross, Seonah Lee, Sean Patrick Lennon
  • Publication number: 20120114814
    Abstract: There is provided a method of regulating the formulation of a multi-component beverage comprising a beverage attribute profile, the method comprising providing a first and second component of the beverage, each component having a component attribute profile; supplying to a beverage formulation zone the first component and the second component in a desired ratio and mixing the first and second components together to provide the beverage or a precursor thereof to yield a target beverage attribute profile; responsive to a change or predicted change in at least one component attribute profile, supplying information concerning the attribute change to a data processing apparatus and calculating with respect to that change an adjustment in the ratio to reduce the deviation of one or more attributes of the beverage attribute profile from the target beverage attribute profile. A production system is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventor: Douglas A. Bippert
  • Publication number: 20120116563
    Abstract: A system for optimizing blending. The system can include a processor configured to aggregate material information, aggregate production information, model consumer liking of the at least one product, and provide plan information for controlling production resources based on the material information, the production information, and the consumer liking. The material information can be associated with a product input of the at least one product. The production information can be associated with the production resources of the at least one product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Douglas A. Bippert, Sherri Lynn Hutter, Timothy A. Anglea, Jon A. Higbie, JR., David Quinton Cross, Seonah Lee, Sean Patrick Lennon
  • Publication number: 20120116566
    Abstract: There is provided a method of regulating the formulation of a multi-component product comprising a product attribute profile, the method comprising providing a first and second component of the product, each component having a component attribute profile; supplying to a product formulation zone the first component and the second component in a desired ratio and combining the first and second components together to provide the product or a precursor thereof to yield a target product attribute profile; responsive to a change or predicted change in at least one component attribute profile, supplying information concerning the attribute change to a data processing apparatus and calculating with respect to that change an adjustment in the ratio to reduce the deviation of one or more attributes of the product attribute profile from the target product attribute profile. A production system is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventor: Douglas A. Bippert
  • Publication number: 20120116842
    Abstract: A system for simulating drink production. The system can include a processor configured to aggregate existing material information, receive predicted material information, aggregate production information, receive timing information of at least one drink product, model consumer liking of the at least one drink product, and determine a production plan based on the existing material information, the predicted material information, the production information, the timing information and the consumer liking. The existing material information can be associated with a beverage input of at least one drink product. The predicted material information can be associated with the beverage input of the at least one drink product. The production information is associated with production resources of the at least one drink product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Douglas A. Bippert, Timothy A. Anglea, Jon A. Higbie, JR., David Quinton Cross, Seonah Lee, Sean Patrick Lennon
  • Publication number: 20120116841
    Abstract: A system for modeling supply and demand. The system can include a processor configured to aggregate material information, determine a product lineup based on the aggregate material information, and determine a consumer demand based on a consumer liking of the product lineup. The material information can include quantity information, availability information, and quality information. The material information can be variable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Douglas A. Bippert, Jon A. Higbie, JR., David Quinton Cross
  • Publication number: 20120116783
    Abstract: A system for targeting promotions. The system can include a processor configured to aggregate material information, determine a plurality of product lineups based on the aggregated material information, determine a consumer demand for each of the plurality of product lineups based on a consumer liking of each product of each of the plurality of product lineups and at least one promotion; and calculate a profit for each of the plurality of product lineups based on the consumer liking and the at least one promotion. The material information can include quantity information, availability information, and quality information. The material information can be variable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventor: Douglas A. Bippert