Patents by Inventor John F. Lewis

John F. Lewis 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: 20200060292
    Abstract: A device, system, and method for pizza dough shaping having a main housing 205; main drive 210; turntable 215 that holds the pan for rotation; clamping system 220 positioning the pan concentrically on the turntable 215 and holding it securely during spinning; forming ring 225 working with ram 230; and ram drive 235; wherein the device operation includes placing a dough ball roughly centered on the pan 1305; placing the pan onto turntable 1310; initiating start 1315; clamps engaging and centering pan on turntable 1320; forming ring lowering and surrounding dough ball 1325; ram lowering and pressing dough ball into a pancake that is accurately round and of uniform thickness 1330; readying to spin 1335; spinning ramp-up 1340; sustaining 1345; and ramping down 1350 through preselected profiles for uniform results, whereby the dough ball is formed into a finished pizza crust disk in approximately 30 seconds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: LTECH L.L.C.
    Inventor: John F. Lewis
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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: 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
  • Patent number: 9708170
    Abstract: Methods and systems directed to dispensing, fluids, such as beverages, using wireless technology are provided. Aspects relate to a container, such as a beverage cup, having a wireless transceiver configured to transmit and/or receive wireless signals to a second wireless transceiver associated with a dispenser. The wireless transceiver may be configured to transmit electronic signals indicative that the container is validated to receive a beverage and whether it is properly located to receive the beverage from a valve of the dispenser. Further aspects of the invention relate to a beverage dispersing system having, a wireless transceiver. In one embodiment, the dispenser is configured to receive a return signal from a container indicative that the container is validated to receive a beverage and whether the container is properly located to receive a beverage from a valve of the dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: William W. Segiet, Alex L. Gray, Fernando A. Ubidia, Aaron M. Stein, John F. Lewis
  • Publication number: 20160257550
    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: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Inventors: Xuejun Li, William W. Segiet, Fermando A. Ubidia, John F. Lewis, Aaron M. Stein
  • Patent number: 9370273
    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: December 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Xuejun Li, William W. Segiet, Fernando A. Ubidia, John F. Lewis, Aaron M. Stein
  • Patent number: 9333646
    Abstract: A control system for and methods of controlling a product delivery system are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: FASTCORP 3, LLC
    Inventors: Jeff Boyer, Joseph Todd Piatnik, Fernando A. Ubidia, Aaron M. Stein, John F. Lewis
  • Publication number: 20160096715
    Abstract: Methods and systems directed to dispensing, fluids, such as beverages, using wireless technology are provided. Aspects relate to a container, such as a beverage cup, having a wireless transceiver configured to transmit and/or receive wireless signals to a second wireless transceiver associated with a dispenser. The wireless transceiver may be configured to transmit electronic signals indicative that the container is validated to receive a beverage and whether it is properly located to receive the beverage from a valve of the dispenser. Further aspects of the invention relate to a beverage dispersing system having, a wireless transceiver. In one embodiment, the dispenser is configured to receive a return signal from a container indicative that the container is validated to receive a beverage and whether the container is properly located to receive a beverage from a valve of the dispenser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Inventors: William W. SEGIET, Alex L. GRAY, Fernando A. UBIDIA, Aaron M. STEIN, John F. LEWIS
  • Patent number: 9212040
    Abstract: Methods and systems directed to dispensing fluids, such as beverages, using wireless technology are provided. Aspects relate to a container, such as a beverage cup, having a wireless transceiver configured to transmit and/or receive wireless signals to a second wireless transceiver associated with a dispenser. The wireless transceiver may be configured to transmit electronic signals indicative that the container is validated to receive a beverage and whether it is properly located to receive the beverage from a valve of the dispenser. Further aspects of the invention relate to a beverage dispensing system having a wireless transceiver. In one embodiment, the dispenser is configured to receive a return signal from a container indicative that the container is validated to receive a beverage and whether the container is properly located to receive a beverage from a valve of the dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: William W. Segiet, Alex L. Gray, Fernando A. Ubidia, Aaron M. Stein, John F. Lewis
  • Publication number: 20150134106
    Abstract: A control system for and methods of controlling a product delivery system are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: JEFF BOYER, JOSEPH TODD PIATNIK, FERNANDO A. UBIDIA, AARON M. STEIN, JOHN F. LEWIS
  • Publication number: 20150053715
    Abstract: Methods and systems directed to dispensing fluids, such as beverages, using wireless technology are provided. Aspects relate to a container, such as a beverage cup, having a wireless transceiver configured to transmit and/or receive wireless signals to a second wireless transceiver associated with a dispenser. The wireless transceiver may be configured to transmit electronic signals indicative that the container is validated to receive a beverage and whether it is properly located to receive the beverage from a valve of the dispenser. Further aspects of the invention relate to a beverage dispensing system having a wireless transceiver. In one embodiment, the dispenser is configured to receive a return signal from a container indicative that the container is validated to receive a beverage and whether the container is properly located to receive a beverage from a valve of the dispenser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: William W. Segiet, Alex L. Gray, Fernando A. Ubidia, Aaron M. Stein, John F. Lewis
  • Patent number: 8910674
    Abstract: Methods and systems directed to dispensing fluids, such as beverages, using wireless technology are provided. Aspects relate to a container, such as a beverage cup, having a wireless transceiver configured to transmit and/or receive wireless signals to a second wireless transceiver associated with a dispenser. The wireless transceiver may be configured to transmit electronic signals indicative that the container is validated to receive a beverage and whether it is properly located to receive the beverage from a valve of the dispenser. Further aspects of the invention relate to a beverage dispensing system having a wireless transceiver. In one embodiment, the dispenser is configured to receive a return signal from a container indicative that the container is validated to receive a beverage and whether the container is properly located to receive a beverage from a valve of the dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: William W. Segiet, Alex L. Gray, Fernando A. Ubidia, Aaron M. Stein, John F. Lewis
  • Patent number: 8825193
    Abstract: A control system for and methods of controlling a product delivery system are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Fastcorp 3, LLC
    Inventors: Jeff Boyer, Joseph Todd Piatnik, Fernando A. Ubidia, Aaron M. Stein, John F. Lewis
  • Patent number: 8768524
    Abstract: A beverage dispenser receives a fluid container at an installation position and includes a data reader configured to scan product indicia on an installed container. Based on data from that scan data, a controller operates a pump and a valve to mix beverage concentrate from the installed container with a diluent that corresponds to the desired beverage. The controller mixes the concentrate and diluent at a ratio that is based on the scan data. The controller may also select the correct diluent based on the scan data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: PEPSICO, Inc.
    Inventors: Marcus Hammonds, Fernando Ubidia, John F. Lewis
  • Publication number: 20120138632
    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: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: PEPSICO, INC.
    Inventors: Xuejun Li, William W. Segiet, Fernando A. Ubidia, John F. Lewis, Aaron M. Stein
  • Publication number: 20110301768
    Abstract: A beverage dispenser receives a fluid container at an installation position and includes a data reader configured to scan product indicia on an installed container. Based on data from that scan data, a controller operates a pump and a valve to mix beverage concentrate from the installed container with a diluent that corresponds to the desired beverage. The controller mixes the concentrate and diluent at a ratio that is based on the scan data. The controller may also select the correct diluent based on the scan data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Marcus Hammonds, Fernando Ubidia, John F. Lewis
  • Publication number: 20110264259
    Abstract: A control system for and methods of controlling a product delivery system are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2010
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Inventors: Jeff Boyer, Joseph Todd Piatnik, Fernando A. Ubidia, Aaron M. Stein, John F. Lewis
  • Publication number: 20100200110
    Abstract: Methods and systems directed to dispensing fluids, such as beverages, using wireless technology are provided. Aspects relate to a container, such as a beverage cup, having a wireless transceiver configured to transmit and/or receive wireless signals to a second wireless transceiver associated with a dispenser. The wireless transceiver may be configured to transmit electronic signals indicative that the container is validated to receive a beverage and whether it is properly located to receive the beverage from a valve of the dispenser. Further aspects of the invention relate to a beverage dispensing system having a wireless transceiver. In one embodiment, the dispenser is configured to receive a return signal from a container indicative that the container is validated to receive a beverage and whether the container is properly located to receive a beverage from a valve of the dispenser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2010
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Applicant: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: William W. Segiet, Alex L. Gray, Fernando A. Ubidia, Aaron M. Stein, John F. Lewis