Patents Assigned to Nestec S.A.
  • Patent number: 10387624
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an infusion pump (10) having a control unit (5) and a graphical user interface (3) functionally connected to the controller (5), wherein the control unit (5) is designed to receive at least two sensor signals (S1,S2) out of the following group of sensors: cassette presence sensor, door sensor, pressure sensor, air presence sensor, motor sensor, flow rate sensor, wherein the control unit (5) is designed to detect an error state based on the analysis of the at least two supplied sensor signals (S1,S2), wherein the control unit (5) is designed to associate a degree of severity out of at least two degrees of severities (A1,A3) based on the processing of the supplied sensor signals (S1,S2), and wherein the control unit (5) is designed to control a color of the display (1) of the graphical user interface (3) to be displayed, wherein a different color is associated with each degree of severity (A1,A3) as well as with a non-error state (A0).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Michael Jedwab, Simon Picthall
  • Patent number: 10364061
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a reclosable container comprising a bottom panel, a front panel, two side panels, a rear panel and a top panel. The front panel and the two side panels having a division line extending downwardly sloping from the rear panel in the side panels and horizontally in at least a part of the front panel thereby defining a lid. The lid comprises the top panel and the sections of the front panel and side panels above the division line, and the lid is moveable by rotation along a folding line in the rear panel between a closing position, where the lid closes the container, and a position where an open end of the container is not covered by the lid. The container further comprises an inner side part and an inner front part extending above the division line. Each inner side part has an upper margin sloping downwardly towards the rear panel The inner front part comprises a flap extending downwardly from an upper margin of the inner front part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Sebastian Eckert, Rafael Schraml, Marco Vierling, Martin Zelosko
  • Patent number: 10362893
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a capsule holder (8) for holding a closed capsule (9) in a beverage preparation machine (1), said capsule containing a beverage precursor ingredient, said machine being able to inject a fluid under pressure through a wall (11) of said capsule inside the latter such that said fluid and said precursor ingredient mix to make a beverage, said capsule holder (8) comprising a cup-shaped body (12) adapted to retain and hold said capsule, a handle (13), and guide means for removably inserting said capsule holder within said machine, wherein said capsule holder (8) further comprises pressure-releasing means (15) for releasing fluid pressure inside said capsule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Nihan Dogan, Frederic Doleac
  • Publication number: 20190223479
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compounds and compositions for use in enhancing umami taste, saltiness and/or flavors of a food product. Particularly, the present invention relates to compounds which are sugar conjugates between a reducing sugar and a L-lysine molecule, and compositions comprising them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Candice Marie SMARRITO-MENOZZI, Maria Eugenia BARCOS, Florian VITON, Sonia MANGANIELLO
  • Patent number: 10358269
    Abstract: A closure for a container comprises a base and a cap comprising a top member and a body member; and a connecting member extending between and connecting the base and the cap, the cap being mobile between a first, closed position and a second, opened position, the body member further comprising a recess in the body member where the connecting member is fastened along a first hinge to the recess at a side thereof proximate to the top member, such that when the cap is disposed in the first, closed position the connecting member lies within the recess substantially flush with an exterior surface of the body member; the connecting member being capable of rotating through at least 90° about the first hinge in which the connecting member comprises a plurality of intermediate hinges providing rotation of the connecting member over a deflection of at least 270°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventor: Jean-Paul Cerveny
  • Patent number: 10357506
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition comprising at least one fucosylated oligosaccharide, for use in preventing and/or treating URT infections in an infant or young child fulfilling at least one of the following criteria: i) the infant or young child is born from a non-secretor mother and/or is fed with a mother's milk deficient in at least one fucosylated oligosaccharide(s) ii) the infant or young child has at least one sibling iii) the infant or young child was born by C-section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Norbert Sprenger, Clemens Kunz, Dominique Brassart
  • Publication number: 20190219580
    Abstract: Provided herein is a method for determining whether a human subject with breast cancer will respond to a therapy comprising a tyrosine kinase inhibitor or a biologic. The method includes determining the expression level and/or activation level of various signal transduction molecules such as truncated HER2 protein, full-length HER2 protein, HER3 protein, PI3K protein, and others. The determination of likely response to a tyrosine kinase inhibitor therapy or a biologic therapy involves comparing the expression level and/or activation level of the signal transduction molecule(s) to a reference expression/activation level for the specific signal transduction molecule(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Joseph P. Michel, Emma Langley, Phillip Kim
  • Patent number: 10349666
    Abstract: The present invention relates to confectionery products which are shelf-stable and are suitable for quiescent freezing to form frozen confectionery products. In particular, the invention is concerned with unfrozen packaged confections comprising a coagulated protein system which contributes to the stability of the confections in particular when stored at room or chilled temperatures. A method of producing such confectionery products and the products obtainable from the method are also part of the present invention. The use of the products for providing frozen desserts also forms part of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Madhavi Ummadi, Madansinh Nathusinh Vaghela, Aaron Beth Butterworth, Nirav Chandrakant Pandya, Bridgett Lynn McCune, Christophe Joseph Etienne Schmitt, Joumana Saikali, Paola Olmos
  • Patent number: 10351314
    Abstract: A cap for a container can include a disc-shaped top section, an annular side section projecting from the disc-shaped top section, and a locking flange disposed at an extremity of the annular side section opposite the disc-shaped top section. The cap can further include a locking flap extending from the annular side section, and the locking flap can be mobile between a locked first position in which a portion of the locking flange extends inwardly from the annular side section and an unlocked second position in which the locking flange is at least partially recessed relative to the annular side section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventor: Jean-Paul Cerveny
  • Patent number: 10350252
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of cocoa polyphenols, in particular, procyanidin(s) in the treatment or prevention of eosinophilic esophagitis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Carine Blanchard, Sebastien Holvoet
  • Patent number: 10349671
    Abstract: A primary composition comprises all essential nutrients of a fruit or a plant material, which has an increased stability, bio-availability and miscibility, and a process forms same. An oral composition can contain the primary composition in a foodstuff, food supplement, cosmetic preparation or a pharmaceutical preparation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Junkuan Wang, Raymond Bertholet, Herbert Johann Watzke, Pierre Ducret, Peter Bucheli
  • Patent number: 10343323
    Abstract: The inventions relates to a method for processing polyethylene terephthalate (PET) comprising supplying PET raw material (S1), drying the PET raw material (S4) to a target moisture level, plasticizing the PET (S5), and injecting the plasticized PET (S6) into a mold. In this method, the target moisture level is between 60 ppm and 250 ppm to generate hydrolysis of PET during plasticization (S5) resulting in a controlled drop of intrinsic viscosity of the PET. According to other aspects of the invention, there is provided a method for forming a bottle and a method for packaging still beverage in this bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Jean-Marc Chopinez, Jean-Francois Briois
  • Patent number: 10343839
    Abstract: A food capsule has a cup-shaped capsule body enclosing a cavity with an opening at a first end, a second end including at least one outlet communicating with the cavity; an injection wall closing the opening, and at least one partition within the cavity extending from the injection wall to the second end of the capsule body. The at least one partition divides the cavity into chambers. Each chamber houses a quantity of an alimentary substance and communicates with at least one outlet including an independently-operable closure member in the second end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventor: Christian Talon
  • Patent number: 10342376
    Abstract: A beverage production apparatus includes a mixing chamber for producing a beverage from a soluble ingredient and a liquid, and a chamber receiving area for receiving the mixing chamber. The mixing chamber is removable from the chamber receiving area. The chamber receiving area includes an upper part, and the upper part is removable from the beverage production apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Yann Mieville, Cedric Beausire
  • Patent number: 10343365
    Abstract: A jaw support and a sealing jaw for form, fill and seal machines are provided. In alternative embodiments, the form, fill and seal machines may include a fitment applicator station, a fitment applicator, a fitment heater assembly and a sealing jaw constructed and arranged to form a container and transfer and apply a fitment to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventor: Robert Lawrence Gynnild
  • Patent number: 10336532
    Abstract: A pack for preparing a food or beverage product is disclosed, as well as methods of use thereof. The pack includes an insert comprising at least one primary fluid inlet with aqueous and gaseous fluid injection inlets, as well as a container where the ingredient or ingredients are stored, wherein the aqueous fluid injection inlet and the gaseous fluid injection inlet communicate with the inner volume of the container. Also disclosed is a machine for use with the pack in preparing a food or beverage product, a system containing the pack and the machine, and methods of use of the system containing the pack and machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Nestec S. A.
    Inventors: Stéphane Pellegrini, David Nordqvist, Christian Jarisch
  • Patent number: 10338083
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods for aiding in the diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in an individual. In particular, the present invention is useful for determining whether the individual does not have either celiac disease or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and has IBS and/or a subtype thereof. Thus, the present invention provides an accurate diagnostic prediction of IBS and is useful for guiding treatment decisions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: NESTEC S.A.
    Inventors: Stefan Westin, Fabiyola Selvaraj, Fred Princen, Sharat Singh
  • Patent number: 10334980
    Abstract: A mobile beverage dispensing machine is disclosed that includes a liquid tank, a beverage preparation unit, a fluid circuit, and/or heating means. The machine may further include a mobile power source. Also disclosed are methods of preparing and using the mobile beverage dispensing machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Christian Jarisch, Nicolas Camier
  • Patent number: 10328091
    Abstract: This invention relates to the use of a nutritional composition comprising Fut2-dependent oligosaccharides for promoting brain growth and development in infants in the very early postnatal period. The nutritional composition comprises Fut2-dependent oligosaccharides and Lacto-N-neotetraose and is specifically for use in promoting brain catch-up growth in preterm infants or infants with low-birth weight. The invention further relates to a kit comprising at least two of these nutritional compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Carlos Antonio De Castro, Norbert Sprenger, Sagar Thakkar
  • Patent number: 10329135
    Abstract: Anti-dripping system for a beverage dispensing device (100), the device comprising a container compartment (20) where a fluid (1) is stored, an air entry (13) through which air can be provided into the device (100) and a processing compartment (10) where fluid optionally together with air is pumped and possibly foamed, the processing compartment (10) comprising a pumping element (11) for pumping fluid and possibly air and a foaming element (12) for foaming fluid and air; the pumping element (11) comprising two moveable parts with respect to each other arranged in such a way that their relative movement in a certain direction pumps fluid by suction from the container compartment (20) and optionally also air from the air entry (13) respectively into the processing compartment (10); the foaming element (12) comprising at least a movable part and a static part movable with respect to each other, said parts driving the fluid optionally together with air through a gap (123) providing a certain level of shear stress
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventor: Gregory Savioz