Patents by Inventor Fernando A. Ubidia

Fernando A. Ubidia 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: 11214472
    Abstract: A beverage dispensing system is provided. The beverage dispensing system can include a nozzle module connected to a beverage dispenser housing. The nozzle module can be vertically and/or horizontally spaced from a beverage dispenser valve and nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph J. Madden, Steven T. Jersey, Scott Thomas Loomis, Fernando A. Ubidia
  • Publication number: 20210252534
    Abstract: A nozzle for dispensing a beverage includes a nozzle head having a base liquid inlet configured to receive a base liquid and a flavoring inlet configured to receive a flavoring. The nozzle further includes a diffuser assembly that is in fluid communication with the base liquid inlet and which includes a diffuser plate having a plurality of peripheral openings through which the base liquid flows. The nozzle further includes a receptacle that is in fluid communication with the diffuser assembly and the flavoring inlet. The receptacle of the nozzle includes an inner wall, and the peripheral openings of the diffuser assembly are arranged so as to direct flow of the base liquid along the inner wall of the receptacle. The receptacle further includes an outlet through which the flavoring and the base liquid are dispensed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Inventors: Evans EBOIGBODIN, Steven T. JERSEY, Fernando A. UBIDIA, Aaron STEIN, Jose-Luis ARROYO
  • Publication number: 20210130150
    Abstract: The present system generally relates to a fluid flow system where a controller and motor pump assemblies are used to optimize the control of fluid flow through the system. The controller samples the back electromotive force of the motor and pump assemblies and is able to utilize the sampled back electromotive force in conjunction with predefined target back electromotive force values, preferably empirically determined and tuned to an induvial motor and for a select fluid, to tune the voltage applied to the system, control the back electromotive force of the system and, by extension, control the flow of fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventor: Fernando A. Ubidia
  • Patent number: 10913648
    Abstract: The present system generally relates to a fluid flow system where a controller and motor pump assemblies are used to optimize the control of fluid flow through the system. The controller samples the back electromotive force of the motor and pump assemblies and is able to utilize the sampled back electromotive force in conjunction with predefined target back electromotive force values, preferably empirically determined and tuned to an individual motor and for a select fluid, to tune the voltage applied to the system, control the back electromotive force of the system and, by extension, control the flow of fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Micro Infinity Flow, LLC
    Inventor: Fernando A. Ubidia
  • Publication number: 20210024340
    Abstract: A beverage dispensing system is provided. The beverage dispensing system can include a nozzle module connected to a beverage dispenser housing. The nozzle module can be vertically and/or horizontally spaced from a beverage dispenser valve and nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Joseph J. MADDEN, Steven T. JERSEY, Scott Thomas LOOMIS, Fernando A. UBIDIA
  • Publication number: 20210010469
    Abstract: A compact, modular dosing pump system that is capable of microdose and macrodose volume flow rates, reduces or eliminates the need for additional flow control components such as temperature and pressure sensors, and utilizes a wider operational flow range than existing systems while maintaining the level of accuracy and precision exhibited by conventional dosing pump systems is provided. The dosing pump utilizes a a control system to deliver a range of fluid volumes. The control system monitors the motor emf voltage, calculates the flow rate, and makes adjustments to the pump motor voltage to precisely maintain the desired flowrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventor: Fernando A. Ubidia
  • Patent number: 10837439
    Abstract: A compact, modular dosing pump system that is capable of microdose and macrodose volume flow rates, reduces or eliminates the need for additional flow control components such as temperature and pressure sensors, and utilizes a wider operational flow range than existing systems while maintaining the level of accuracy and precision exhibited by conventional dosing pump systems is provided. The dosing pump utilizes a a control system to deliver a range of fluid volumes. The control system monitors the motor emf voltage, calculates the flow rate, and makes adjustments to the pump motor voltage to precisely maintain the desired flowrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Inventor: Fernando A. Ubidia
  • Patent number: 10787356
    Abstract: A beverage dispensing system is provided. The beverage dispensing system can include a nozzle module connected to a beverage dispenser housing. The nozzle module can be vertically and/or horizontally spaced from a beverage dispenser valve and nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph J. Madden, Steven T. Jersey, Scott Thomas Loomis, Fernando A. Ubidia
  • Patent number: 10488097
    Abstract: A post-mix beverage dispenser having all components within an insulated housing is provided. The beverage dispenser can include an insulated housing with interior compartments that contain all componentry for dispensing a beverage, a carbonated beverage, and ice. The interior compartments can contain a concentrate source, a concentrate pump, an ice bin, an ice dispensing mechanism, a refrigeration system, a diluent pump, and a carbonation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: PEPSICO, INC.
    Inventors: Maher Nachawati, William Segiet, Aaron Stein, Fernando Ubidia
  • Publication number: 20190352169
    Abstract: Methods and systems directed to dispensing fluids, such as beverages, using wireless technology are provided. Aspects relate to a beverage dispenser with a dispensing system housing, a valve housing positioned exterior to the dispensing system housing and extending from the dispensing system housing. The valve housing may be configured to dispense a beverage and include self-contained electronics disposed within an interior area of the valve housing. In some embodiments, the beverage dispenser has one or more additional valve housings positioned exterior to the dispensing system housing. The valve housing may be configured to dispense a beverage and include self-contained electronics disposed within an interior area of the valve housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: William W. SEGIET, Alex L. GRAY, Fernando A. UBIDIA, Aaron M. STEIN, John F. LEWIS
  • Publication number: 20190345016
    Abstract: A beverage dispensing system is provided. The beverage dispensing system can include a nozzle module connected to a beverage dispenser housing. The nozzle module can be vertically and/or horizontally spaced from a beverage dispenser valve and nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Joseph J. MADDEN, Steven T. JERSEY, Scott Thomas LOOMIS, Fernando A. UBIDIA
  • Patent number: 10399837
    Abstract: A beverage dispensing system is provided. The beverage dispensing system can include a nozzle module connected to a beverage dispenser housing. The nozzle module can be vertically and/or horizontally spaced from a beverage dispenser valve and nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Madden, Steven T. Jersey, Scott Loomis, Fernando Ubidia
  • Patent number: 10315907
    Abstract: Methods and systems directed to dispensing fluids, such as beverages, using wireless technology are provided. Aspects relate to a beverage dispenser with a dispensing system housing, a valve housing positioned exterior to the dispensing system housing and extending from the dispensing system housing. The valve housing may be configured to dispense a beverage and include self-contained electronics disposed within an interior area of the valve housing. In some embodiments, the beverage dispenser has one or more additional valve housings positioned exterior to the dispensing system housing. The valve housing may be configured to dispense a beverage and include self-contained electronics disposed within an interior area of the valve housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: William W. Segiet, Alex L. Gray, Fernando A. Ubidia, Aaron M. Stein, John F. Lewis
  • Publication number: 20190002264
    Abstract: A beverage dispensing system is provided. The beverage dispensing system can include a nozzle module connected to a beverage dispenser housing. The nozzle module can be vertically and/or horizontally spaced from a beverage dispenser valve and nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Joseph MADDEN, Steven T. Jersey, Scott Loomis, Fernando Ubidia
  • Publication number: 20180355861
    Abstract: A compact, modular dosing pump system that is capable of microdose and macrodose volume flow rates, reduces or eliminates the need for additional flow control components such as temperature and pressure sensors, and utilizes a wider operational flow range than existing systems while maintaining the level of accuracy and precision exhibited by conventional dosing pump systems is provided. The dosing pump utilizes a a control system to deliver a range of fluid volumes. The control system monitors the motor emf voltage, calculates the flow rate, and makes adjustments to the pump motor voltage to precisely maintain the desired flowrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: Micro Infinity Flow, LLC
    Inventor: Fernando A. Ubidia
  • Publication number: 20180340723
    Abstract: A post-mix beverage dispenser having all components within an insulated housing is provided. The beverage dispenser can include an insulated housing with interior compartments that contain all componentry for dispensing a beverage, a carbonated beverage, and ice. The interior compartments can contain a concentrate source, a concentrate pump, an ice bin, an ice dispensing mechanism, a refrigeration system, a diluent pump, and a carbonation system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Inventors: Maher NACHAWATI, William SEGIET, Aaron STEIN, Fernando UBIDIA
  • Patent number: 10060666
    Abstract: A post-mix beverage dispenser having all components within an insulated housing is provided. The beverage dispenser can include an insulated housing with interior compartments that contain all complementary for dispensing a beverage, a carbonated beverage, and ice. The interior compartments can contain a concentrate source, a concentrate pump, an ice bin, an ice dispensing mechanism, a refrigeration system, a diluent pump, and a carbonation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: PEPSICO, INC.
    Inventors: Maher Nachawati, William Segiet, Aaron Stein, Fernando Ubidia
  • Patent number: 10046958
    Abstract: An apparatus and method may be configured for detecting selection between a hot version and a cold version of a beverage, causing opening of a first of a plurality of valves and closing of a second of the plurality of valves for providing water to a first of a plurality of mixing chambers based on the selection, causing delivery of beverage concentrate to the first mixing chamber, controlling a flow rate of the water and a flow rate of the beverage concentrate into the mixing chamber for mixing of the water with the beverage concentrate in a controlled ratio to create the beverage, and dispensing the beverage from the mixing chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Xuejun Li, William W. Segiet, Fernando A. Ubidia, John F. Lewis, Aaron M. Stein
  • Publication number: 20170305734
    Abstract: A post-mix beverage dispenser having all components within an insulated housing is provided. The beverage dispenser can include an insulated housing with interior compartments that contain all complementary for dispensing a beverage, a carbonated beverage, and ice. The interior compartments can contain a concentrate source, a concentrate pump, an ice bin, an ice dispensing mechanism, a refrigeration system, a diluent pump, and a carbonation system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: MAHER NACHAWATI, WILLIAM SEGIET, AARON STEIN, FERNANDO UBIDIA
  • Publication number: 20170283244
    Abstract: Methods and systems directed to dispensing fluids, such as beverages, using wireless technology are provided. Aspects relate to a beverage dispenser with a dispensing system housing, a valve housing positioned exterior to the dispensing system housing and extending from the dispensing system housing. The valve housing may be configured to dispense a beverage and include self-contained electronics disposed within an interior area of the valve housing. In some embodiments, the beverage dispenser has one or more additional valve housings positioned exterior to the dispensing system housing. The valve housing may be configured to dispense a beverage and include self-contained electronics disposed within an interior area of the valve housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: William W. SEGIET, Alex L. GRAY, Fernando A. UBIDIA, Aaron M. STEIN, John F. LEWIS