Patents Assigned to Compagnie Gervais Danone
  • Patent number: 10314867
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition comprising Bifidobacterium bacteria for use for reducing intestinal gas production in an individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: COMPAGNIE GERVAIS DANONE
    Inventors: Boris Le Neve, Émilie Rocher, Denis Guyonnet
  • Publication number: 20190166864
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a process for simultaneous producing an infant formula product and a dairy product from defatted animal milk, comprising (a) processing the milk into a casein stream, a whey protein stream and a lactose stream by a combination of microfiltration and ultrafiltration, wherein the casein stream originates from the microfiltration as retentate, the whey protein stream originates from the ultrafiltration as retentate and the lactose stream originates from the ultrafiltration as permeate; (b) combining at least part of the whey protein stream originating from step (a) and a lactose source to obtain are combined stream; (c) using the recombined stream originating from step (b) in the manufacture of the infant formula product; and (d) using at least part of the casein stream originating from step (a) and defatted animal milk in the manufacture of the dairy product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicants: COMPAGNIE GERVAIS DANONE, N.V. NUTRICIA
    Inventors: Franck DAVID, Claire QUEGUINER, Laurent SCHMITT, Gerrit HOLS, John TOBIN, Raoul Charles Johan MOONEN
  • Publication number: 20190159472
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a process for simultaneous producing an infant formula product and an acidic dairy product from defatted animal milk, comprising (a) processing the milk into a casein stream, a whey protein stream and a lactose stream, by: (i) subjecting the defatted animal milk to a filtration step over a microfiltration membrane capable of retaining bacteria and permeating milk proteins, to provide a debacterialized milk as permeate; (ii) subjecting the permeate originating from step (i) to a filtration step over a microfiltration membrane capable of retaining casein and permeating whey proteins, to provide a casein stream as retentate and a permeate comprising whey protein; (iii) fractionating the permeate originating from step (ii) into a whey protein stream and a lactose stream; (b) combining part of the casein stream, at least part of the whey protein stream originating from step (a) and a lactose source to obtain a recombined stream, wherein the lactose source comprises acid whey; (c) using th
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicants: COMPAGNIE GERVAIS DANONE, N.V. NUTRICIA
    Inventors: Franck DAVID, Claire QUEGUINER, Laurent SCHMITT, Gerrit HOLS, John TOBIN, Raoul Charles Johan MOONEN, Evelien Louise VAN EIJK-VAN BOXTEL, Evan ABRAHAMSE
  • Publication number: 20190116859
    Abstract: The invention relates to compositions comprising a high amount of whey protein. The compositions further comprise Gum Arabic. Such compositions have a good processability and/or texture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: COMPAGNIE GERVAIS DANONE
    Inventors: Céline VALENTINI, Olivier NOBLE, Florian BONNAUD
  • Patent number: 10184127
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a method for genetically transforming a Bifidobacterium strain comprising a step of methylation of a shuttle vector in an E. coli or a Gram-positive bacterium strain by two type II DNA methyltransferases from a Bifidobacterium: a methyltransferase enzyme that methylates the adenine base at position 4 of the nucleotide sequence RTCAGG and a methyltransferase enzyme that methylates the cytosine base at position 4 of the nucleotide sequence GGWCC. The present invention also concerns genetic tools and culture media useful for carrying out said method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignees: Compagnie Gervais Danone, University College Cork—National University of Ireland, Cork
    Inventors: Douwe van Sinderen, Mary O'Connell Motherway, Debbie Watson, Tamara Smokvina, Peggy Garault
  • Publication number: 20190008176
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for manufacturing a strained fermented dairy product comprising the following successive steps: (a) providing a dairy product, (b) adding a lactase and a culture of bacteria comprising at least one strain of mesophilic lactic acid bacteria and at least one strain of thermophilic lactic acid bacteria and fermenting the dairy product to obtain a fermented dairy product, and (c) separating a liquid whey from the fermented dairy product to obtain a strained fermented dairy product. The present invention relates also to the use of a lactase for preventing the clogging of the separating device used in the preparation of a strained fermented dairy product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2015
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicants: COMPAGNIE GERVAIS DANONE, DANONE S.A.
    Inventors: Maria Almudena BILBAO CALABUIG, Laurent MARCHAL, Paola FLABBI
  • Patent number: 10123547
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparing a fermented product by synergistic co-fermentation of Lactobacillus rhamnosus and Lactobacillus paracasei subsp. paracasei.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Compagnie Gervais Danone
    Inventors: Christophe Daval, François Debru, Damien Lavergne
  • Patent number: 10118746
    Abstract: A topper for a container having an upper surface is presented. The topper includes: a body adapted to engage an upper surface of the container, and a movable perforation platform having at least one protruding perforating element. The perforation platform is pushable with respect to the body from a resting position to a working position wherein the perforating element perforates the upper surface of the container. The perforation platform presents in resting position a first orientation and presents in working position a second orientation, the first and the second orientation differing by an angle of less than 30° . Also, an assembly and a method of using the assembly are presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignees: Danone S.A., Compagnie Gervais Danone
    Inventors: Sergi Fernandez Allika, Pedro Galera Sanchez, Frederic Chivrac
  • Patent number: 10093958
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for distinguishing between and enumerating strains of lactic acid bacteria or Bifidobacteria present in a food product. This method implements various agar culture media and/or selective culture conditions, combined with various chromogenic substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Compagnie Gervais Danone
    Inventors: Candice Fourmestraux, Jerôme Combrisson, Mickaël Boyer, Anna Galat, Leyla Boumghar-Bourtchai
  • Publication number: 20180263252
    Abstract: The invention relates to a product comprising a container and a composition comprising a high amount of whey protein, in the container. The container is a flexible container and the composition presents, in the container, a modified, controlled texture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicant: COMPAGNIE GERVAIS DANONE
    Inventors: Céline VALENTINI, Jean-François BA
  • Patent number: 10064902
    Abstract: The invention relates to a novel strain of Bifidobacterium animals ssp. animalis, which is able, inter alia, to improve the function of the enteric nervous system, and to compositions said novel strain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: COMPAGNIE GERVAIS DANONE
    Inventors: Sophie Legrain-Raspaud, Gianfranco Grompone, Sandrine Capronnier, Tamara Smokvina, Marie-Christine Degivry, Biliana Lesic, Michel Neunlist
  • Patent number: 10022407
    Abstract: Provided are the use of Lactobacillus rhamnosus strain CNCM I-3690 for reducing diet-induced weight gain and/or diet-induced insulin resistance, and treating disorders resulting therefrom, such as overweight, obesity and obesity-related disorders in a subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignees: Compagnie Gervais Danone, Tufts University
    Inventors: Jian Shen, Jingjing Wang, Liping Zhao, Martin Saul Obin, Muriel Derrien, Emilie Rocher, Johan Van Hylckama Vlieg
  • Publication number: 20180186540
    Abstract: Packaging including a container, and a closure system made up of a frame and a lid hinged to the frame and able to close the container opening in a fitted manner. An upper fitment part of the frame tightly covers the upper rim and a lower insert part is provided to protrude in the interior volume of the container. The gusset bag stored inside the container in a predetermined position unfolds from a partially open configuration to a fully open configuration due to a pressing effect of axial guiding extensions defined by the insert part and engaged through a single opening of the bag. The insert part has one or more notches defined between two of the axial guiding extensions, facilitating complete unfolding of the bag side wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Applicant: Compagnie Gervais Danone
    Inventor: Patrick VANDAMME
  • Patent number: 9986747
    Abstract: A process for preparing a stable and homogenous fruit preparation, includes the steps of: (i) preparing a fruit mixture by mixing fruit pieces, optionally in the presence of a fruit matrix, with sugar in an amount included between 10% and 60% by weight relative to the total weight of the fruit preparation, (ii) treating the fruit mixture obtained in step (i) at a temperature ranging between 40° C. and 90° C., and at a pressure from 50 mbar to 1000 mbar, during 15 to 90 minutes, so as to obtain a concentrated fruit preparation having a Brix degree at 20° C. ranging between 50° and 75°, (iii) optionally submitting the concentrated fruit preparation to a heat treatment, at a temperature ranging between 90° C. and 120° C., (iv) cooling the concentrated fruit preparation obtained in step (ii) or, when step (iii) is performed, cooling the concentrated fruit preparation obtained in step (iii), to storage temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: COMPAGNIE GERVAIS DANONE
    Inventors: Eric Taillan, Jean-Francois Pelletier, Christelle Lacorre, Vanessa Gauthier
  • Patent number: 9908658
    Abstract: The plastic bottle (1) is filled with liquid and provided with a rigid neck (4) that defines a narrow opening (5) with an inner diameter (D5) typically inferior to 40 mm. A flexible sheet-like cover member (C), having a lower closing element and an upper reinforcing element, is provided to seal the opening. A reinforcing portion (10) of the reinforcing element (C2) is directly fastened to a central portion (6) of the closing element in contact with the annular upper face (F) of the neck and reinforces this central portion. A first surface (S1) suitable for displaying label information is defined by the reinforcing portion. The outer rim (8) of the reinforcing element extends along or close to a rim (4d) of the face (F). An optional pull tab (9) forming part of the closing element (C1) and/or an extension portion forming part of the reinforcing element (C2) may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignees: SA DES EAUX MINERALES D'EVIAN SAEME, COMPAGNIE GERVAIS DANONE
    Inventors: Frederic Jouin, Christine Gehringer, Jennifer Ostertag
  • Patent number: 9855304
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of Lactobacillus rhamnosus strain CNCM 1-3690 for reducing body fat accumulation and treating disorders resulting therefrom, such as overweight, obesity, and obesity-related disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignees: Compagnie Gervais Danone, Biopolis S.L.
    Inventors: Gianfranco Grompone, Daniel Ramon Vidal, Patricia Martorell Guerola, Salvador Genoves Martinez, Josefa Ortiz Serrano, Silvia Llopis Pla, Nuria Gonzalez Martinez
  • Publication number: 20170354161
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a product comprising: —a container (1) having a volume Vc, sealed by a sealing (6), and —a dairy composition (2), having a volume Vd, which is comprised in the sealed container, characterized in that the dairy composition comprises caseinomacropeptide (CMP) and 0.60<Vd/Vc<0.72. The dairy composition is preferably a fermented dairy composition. Preferably the dairy composition or fermented dairy composition comprises CMP at a concentration of at least 0.3%. Further claimed is a fermented dairy composition comprising CMP as well as the use of CMP as a foaming agent in fermented dairy compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Applicant: COMPAGNIE GERVAIS DANONE
    Inventors: Claire QUEGUINER, Sébastien MERCKY, Eric RODRIGUEZ
  • Publication number: 20170347679
    Abstract: The invention relates to compositions comprising a mixture of proteins, with a high amount of whey protein. The proteins further comprise a casein compound. The resulted compositions have a good processability and texture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Applicant: COMPAGNIE GERVAIS DANONE
    Inventors: Céline VALENTINI, Claire QUEGUINER, Olivier SIMON
  • Publication number: 20170347692
    Abstract: The invention relates to compositions comprising a high amount of whey protein. The compositions further comprise native starch. Such compositions have a good processability and texture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Applicant: COMPAGNIE GERVAIS DANONE
    Inventors: Céline VALENTINI, Olivier NOBLE, Florian BONNAUD
  • Patent number: D813046
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Compagnie Gervais Danone
    Inventors: Tim Llewellyn, Dan Bowyer, Alain Colloud