Patents Assigned to Nestec S.A.
  • Patent number: 10456429
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the topical use of Bifidobacterium longum subsp. longum CNCM I-2618, as a pro-pigmenting agent, in particular in the prevention and/or treatment of alterations of skin and/or hair color homogeneity and for creating a uniform complexion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignees: L'OREAL, NESTEC S.A.
    Inventors: Lionel Breton, Audrey Gueniche, Michela Zuccolo, Annick Mercenier, Guénolé Prioult
  • Publication number: 20190307287
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multipurpose beverage preparation machine (10) comprising: a beverage preparation chamber (11) for receiving a liquid, processing means for processing the beverage in the beverage preparation chamber (11), a motor (15) configured for driving the processing means in the beverage preparation chamber (11), a heating means (16) configured for heating a liquid in the beverage preparation chamber (11), a control unit (17) operable to execute a beverage preparation process comprising control of the motor (15) and the heating means (16), the control unit (17) being coupled to a network interface (18) of the machine (10) to receive beverage process parameters (9) from an external electronic device (1), wherein the processing means comprises at least one foaming insert (13) and/or at least one support insert (14) for supporting solid ingredients, which is or are selectively and removably positioned within the beverage preparation chamber (11) and wherein the control unit (17) is confi
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Applicant: NESTEC S.A.
    Inventor: Marco Magatti
  • Publication number: 20190284211
    Abstract: The present invention provides cryptates with excellent fluorescent properties. The cryptates are useful in biological assays and methods for the detection and identification of various analytes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: NESTEC S.A.
    Inventors: Michael Hale, Darryl Rideout, Raj Srikrishnan, Stefan Westin, David Schmit
  • Publication number: 20190269153
    Abstract: Edible chews for pets have a low density (e.g. about 1.0 Kg/L or less) and a smooth exterior surface. One method by which the low density and the smooth exterior surface can be achieved uses a modified extrusion die to increase shear and restrict surface bubbles. Another method by which the low density and the smooth exterior surface can be achieved uses an extruder screw with a modified profile that holds a dough longer therein to create a whipping effect resulting in more bubble nucleation sites and hence a more uniform cellular matrix. The puffed (expanded) product was experimentally tested and provided better dental cleaning scores than a current unexpanded similarly formulated commercial dental product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: NESTEC S.A.
    Inventors: Yannick Mahe, Mario G. Albuja
  • 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: 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
  • 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
  • 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: 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
  • 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
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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