Patents Assigned to Société des Produits Nestlé S.A.
  • Publication number: 20210137315
    Abstract: A machine (1) for processing a liquid food substance includes a jug (20) that has a container (21) and a handle (31,32,33) for holding the jug by an adult human hand (40). The container (21) delimits a food cavity (21?) for containing the food substance. The handle (31,32,33) has a connection member (31) projecting from the container (21) and a substantially elongated upright gripping member (32) that is connected to the connection member (31) at a distance from the container (21). The gripping member (32) has an upper portion (32a) that is above the connection member (31) and a lower portion (32b) that is below the connection member (31). The upper portion (32a) is configured to support a thumb (41) of the hand (40) and delimits with the connection member (31) an upper seat (31a) for accommodating an index finger (42) of the hand (40).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Da Mi BYUN, Heinz DERCAR, Bertrand GUYON, Christian HOFFMANN, Marco RESTELLI, Wolfgang TUIDER, Philipp ZAVARSKY
  • Patent number: 11000496
    Abstract: A composition comprising medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) wherein the composition comprises (i) a MCT comprising three fatty acid moieties each with 8 carbon atoms (MCT-C8) and (ii) a MCT comprising three fatty acid moieties each with 10 carbon atoms (MCT-C10); wherein the ratio of MCT-C8 to MCT-C10 is from 10:90 to 90:10 (mol/mol) and wherein the combined amount of MCT-C8 and MCT-C10 make up at least 50 mol % of the MCTs in the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Bernard Cuenoud, Mojgan Masoodi
  • Patent number: 10993445
    Abstract: Non-meat food products are provided that have the appearance and the texture of cooked meat. Methods for making such non-meat food products are also provided. In an embodiment, a method includes mixing dry ingredients comprising vegetable proteins with wet ingredients including water and/or oil to form a non-meat dough; heating the non-meat dough under pressure; maintaining the pressure while transferring the heated non-meat dough to a cooling device; and gradually cooling the heated non-meat dough while gradually decreasing pressure on the heated non-meat dough, to form a non-meat food product. The mixing can be performed by a batch or continuous mixer; the heating can be performed by a device selected from the group consisting of a high shear emulsifier, a heat exchanger, and a dielectric heater; and the gradual cooling can be performed by a heat exchanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Société des Produits Nestlé S.A.
    Inventors: Kevin J. Cully, Pieter Berends, Gregory W Trottet
  • Patent number: 10980854
    Abstract: A method of minimizing fat accumulation in a growing animal without limiting caloric intake or preventing or treating obesity in an animal, the method comprising orally administering a ketogenic diet and a nutrient blend to the animal. The nutrient blend can include at least four nutrients selected from the group consisting of walnut, maitake mushroom extract, EGCG, turmeric root powder, lycopene, taurine, EPA, and DHA to the animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: SOCIÉTÉ DES PRODUITS NESTLÉ S.A.
    Inventors: Ping Yu, Yuanlong Pan
  • Patent number: 10980212
    Abstract: A method of making clumping deodorizer granules can include applying a clumping agent to a particles containing activated carbon to at least partially coat an outer surface of the particles with a distinct layer comprising the clumping agent. Clumping deodorizer granules can include particles containing activated carbon, and an outer surface of each of the particles is at least partially coated with a distinct layer containing a clumping agent. A method of reducing malodor from animal waste can include adding clumping deodorizer granules to a pet litter in a litter box, the clumping deodorizer granules including particles containing activated carbon, and an outer surface of each of the particles is at least partially coated with a distinct layer containing a clumping agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: SOCIÉTÉ DES PRODUITS NESTLÉ S.A.
    Inventor: James Li
  • Patent number: 10980246
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a shelf-stable cooking-aid for coating and flying a food product in one step for example in a heating pan, the cooking aid comprising 3-28 wt % oil, 20-60 wt % water, 2.3-5.5 wt % modified starch, 3-15 wt % salt, 0.5-30 wt % sugar and 0.5-30 wt % flavorings and wherein the cooking aid has a viscosity in the range of 8 to 60 Pa·s at a shear rate of 1s?1 at 25° C., and the oil and water are in form of an emulsion. Further aspects of the invention are the method for making said cooking-aid as well as a method for coating and flying a food product in a heated pan or heated surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Ramona Jasmin Fezer, Christoph Hanle, Sanyasi Gaddipati, Dirk Jacobus Maritz
  • Patent number: 10980248
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparing a natural flavor base and a flavor base obtainable by such process. A further aspect of the invention is a method for providing a natural roasty, a natural caramel, a natural pop-corn, a natural biscuit and/or a natural buttery flavor note to a food product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Helge Ulmer, Josef Kerler
  • Patent number: 10973859
    Abstract: Compositions include arginine and one or more unsaturated fatty acids. Methods for using such compositions can enhance cognitive function, reduce or prevent a decline of social interaction, reduce or prevent age-related behavioral changes, increase trainability, maintain optimal brain function, facilitate learning and memory, reduce memory loss, retard brain aging, prevent or treat strokes, and/or prevent or treat dementia in an animal. Preferably, the compositions are food compositions useful for enhancing cognitive function in humans and companion animals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: SOCIÉTÉ DES PRODUITS NESTLÉ S. A.
    Inventor: Yuanlong Pan
  • Patent number: 10974878
    Abstract: A cap assembly is used in a container. A food product to be dispensed from the container is in an inner volume of the container, and the inner volume of the container is closed by a lid. An identifier is arranged on the cap assembly and/or on a surface of the container. The cap assembly includes two parts relatively moveable with respect to each other in a relative movement. The relative movement and/or a solidary movement of these two parts allows displacement of the identifier according to a certain path and allows opening and/or closing a communication between the cap assembly and the inner volume of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Andre Noth, Alexandre Kollep, Damien Neurohr, Etienne Claude Jaquier
  • Patent number: 10966563
    Abstract: The invention concerns a beverage preparation apparatus (10), said apparatus having at least one chamber (1) for receiving and mixing an aqueous liquid and at least one soluble beverage ingredient, said chamber having: a cylindrical lateral side wall (11) having a liquid inlet (2), a bottom wall (12) having a beverage outlet (3), and wherein the liquid inlet (2) is positioned close to the bottom of the chamber, and wherein the liquid inlet (2) is configured so that the liquid is introduced in the chamber as a straight jet of liquid, and wherein said chamber includes a first bump (4) separating the bottom wall in two areas (121, 122), and wherein said chamber includes a second bump (5) rising from the bottom and lateral side walls of the chamber and presenting a shape designed to convert the jet of liquid into a swirl and to guide said swirl so that it flows along the line L in front of the liquid inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Flavien Dubief, Olivier Paillard
  • Patent number: 10966566
    Abstract: Pumping and foaming device (100) comprising a pumping and foaming unit (102) rotatable around a shaft (130) by driving means (104), the pumping and foaming unit (102) comprising a pumping element (110) whose rotation pumps both air and fluid and mixes them; the pumping and foaming unit (102) further comprising a foaming element (120) whose relative rotation in a foaming chamber (121) drives the mixture of air and fluid coming from the pumping element (110) under a certain level of shear stress which allows this mixture to be foamed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventor: Gregory Savioz
  • Patent number: 10959409
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer code products monitor the behavior, health, and/or characteristics of an animal. In one implementation, the animal is positioned inside a waste container placed on a system that is adapted to determine, record and communicate over a network various animal health parameters. These parameters can be processed to determine trends, statistics and changes of animal physiological functions. The results can be used to access animal health conditions and issue warnings, alarms, messages, and other notifications to designated caretakers. These notifications may be displayed using various devices such as computers and/or mobile devices. Data retrieval and review capability can provide improved understanding of an animal's health conditions and facilitate early illness detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: SOCIÉTÉ DES PRODUITS NESTLÉ S.A.
    Inventor: Alexander Triener
  • Patent number: 10959566
    Abstract: A beverage or foodstuff preparation machine is disclosed that includes a component processing unit and a control system, wherein the component processing unit includes a pump arranged to deliver fluid. Also disclosed are methods of making and using the beverage or foodstuff preparation machine. Also disclosed are methods of controlling the pump of the beverage or foodstuff preparation machine. Further disclosed is a computer program for a processor of the control system of the beverage or foodstuff preparation machine, as well as a non-transitory computer readable medium that includes the computer program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Martino Ruggiero, Sergio Chioda
  • Patent number: 10960075
    Abstract: A composition includes an oral thin film pharmaceutical dosage form configured to disintegrate in saliva and maintain a pH of 4 or less within the saliva during the time the dosage form is dissolving therein. The dosage form includes a therapeutically effective amount of melatonin in a polymer carrier matrix and a sufficient amount of acid to impart the pH to the saliva. The dosage can completely disintegrate in the saliva within ten minutes from contacting the saliva.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Société des Produits Nestlé S.A.
    Inventors: Syed M. Shah, Daniel Hassan, Fred Hassan, Patrick Corsino
  • Patent number: 10959565
    Abstract: Pumping system (100) for a beverage preparation device comprising a reservoir (10) for storing a liquid; pumping means (30) for pumping the liquid from the reservoir (10) to a beverage preparation means (50) of the beverage preparation device; and pressurizing means (20) for injecting air in the system (100); wherein the pumping system (100) further comprises one motor (40) driving both the pumping means (30) and the pressurizing means (20); the system further comprising engaging means (60) configured to engage or disengage the pumping means (30) as a function of the direction of rotation of the motor (40). The invention further refers to a pumping method for use in a beverage preparation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventor: Alexandre Kollep
  • Patent number: 10952982
    Abstract: The present invention concerns compositions and methods related to utilizing glycine and N-acetylcysteine for a variety of medical conditions (e.g., muscle loss such as sarcopenia, HIV infection and others, organ damage such as those from diabetes and insulin resistance and diabetic nephropathy, cardiac function and failure such as preventing or improving heart failure, fatty liver, cancer prevention, and others) related to reduced levels of glycine, N-acetylcysteine, and/or glutathione.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignees: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A., Baylor College of Medicine
    Inventors: Stephen Kirnon, Eric Freedland, Rajagopal V. Sekhar
  • Publication number: 20210076870
    Abstract: Inline fluid foaming device (10) for providing a foamed fluid directly into a container, the device (10) comprising an air path (120) for introducing a certain quantity of air into the device (10), and a fluid path (130) for introducing fluid into the device (10) coming from a fluid container (16), the mixture of air and fluid passing to a centrifugal pumping and foaming element (11) such that the amount of fluid into the device (10) is pumped by the centrifugal movement of the pumping and foaming element (11) and the foaming of the mixture is provided by driving it under a certain level of shear stress in the element (11), the device (10) further comprising a heating unit (14) to where the foamed mixture of fluid and air is conveyed for its optional later heating. The invention further relates to a beverage system comprising such an inline fluid foaming device (10) and a beverage dispensing machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventor: Grégory SAVIOZ
  • Patent number: 10945555
    Abstract: The invention refers to a pumping and foaming device (10) comprising a mixing unit (201) where air and a foamable fluid are conveyed and pre-mixed, and a foaming unit (203) where the mixture of air and fluid is foamed; the device (10) further comprising a processing element (202) rotatable with respect to the foaming unit (203), such that the rotation of the processing element (202) sucks air and fluid by centrifugal forces into the mixing unit (201), where they are conveyed and pre-mixed, that same rotation of the processing element (202) with respect to the foaming unit (203) driving the mixture of air and fluid under a certain level of shear stress which allows the mixture to be foamed. The invention further refers to a pack (100) comprising a device (10) and a fluid container (20), and further to a machine (200) to which such a pack (100) is connectable. The invention also refers to a system (300) comprising a machine (200) and a pack (100).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Gregory Savioz, Youcef Ait Bouziad, Alexa Perrin
  • Patent number: 10945552
    Abstract: A machine (1) for preparing a beverage has: a body (1?) with a fluid line (1?,1??) extending from a liquid inlet (1?) to a beverage outlet (1??); a liquid tank (15) that has an outlet (16) connected to the liquid inlet (1?); and a carrier (11,12) assembled to the body (1?) for carrying the liquid tank (15). The carrier (11,12) is movable with the liquid tank (15) as a unit (10) inwards into the body (1?) into an operative position for supplying liquid to the liquid inlet (1?) and outwards from the body (1?) into a service position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Lukic Branko, Etienne Crozier, Bertrand Guyon, Kevin Kilpatrick, Marco Magatti, Nicolas Obliger, Steven Ryutaro Takayama, Jean-Luc Thuliez
  • Patent number: D915026
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Société des Produits Nestlé S.A.
    Inventors: Lauren Althaus, Graham Hufton, Garrett Becker