Patents Assigned to Societe Des Produits Nestle S.A.
  • Patent number: 10448781
    Abstract: Pumping and foaming device (100) comprising a container compartment (20) where a foamable fluid (1) is stored, an air entry (13) through which air is provided into the device (100) and a processing compartment (10) where fluid is pumped and foamed with air, the processing compartment (10) comprising at least one movable part and a static part, movable with respect to each other; said parts being arranged in such a way that their relative movement pumps fluid by suction from the container compartment (20) respectively into the processing compartment (10), and also drives the mixture of air and fluid through a thin gap providing a certain level of shear stress which allows this mixture to foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Gregory Savioz, Youcef Ait Bouziad, Alexa Perrin
  • Patent number: 10448654
    Abstract: A packaged product consisting essentially of an aseptic dairy beverage in a closed container is disclosed. The beverage may be foamed by shaking, to provide a pleasant foamy texture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Virginie Kapchie, Veena Prabhakar, Philippe Rousset, Alexander A. Sher
  • Patent number: 10448780
    Abstract: A beverage brewing unit such as for machines for preparing beverages from capsules is disclosed and includes a casing and capsule enclosing and insertion assemblies. Methods of producing and using same are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Antoine Ryser, Alexandre Perentes
  • Patent number: 10440972
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a liquid milk fortifier composition for administration to infants, which fortifier composition comprises lipids in an amount of above 75% of the caloric content. The fortifier may be administrated to infants either as a supplement to human breast milk or to infant formulas. The present invention also relates to the use of the fortifier composition as well as a kit of parts for use in providing a lipid and/or calorie adapted body weight dependent nutrition to infants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Laurent Ameye, Marilisa Hamaoka-Hermann, Simona Stan, Sze Tan
  • Patent number: 10435216
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a pack of products (1) having a bottom side (2) and an opposite top side (3), comprising a handle (5) formed over the top side (3) and adapted to be grasped by hand. The handle (5) is formed by a plastic film (4) wrapped around the products (1) over at least one turn, the plastic film (4) covering at least most of the bottom side (2) and being gathered to a reduced width over the top side (3) to form the handle (5). A handle (5) formed by a plastic film wrapped around the pack is reliable and easy to manufacture at a limited cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Damien Kannengiesser, Frederic Drzewiecki
  • Patent number: 10433670
    Abstract: A container for a foodstuff or beverage preparation machine, the container for containing beverage or foodstuff preparation material and comprising a code encoding preparation information, the code comprising: a data sequence having a plurality of marker locations, whereby said marker locations either comprise or do not comprise a marker as a variable to at least partially encode the preparation information therein, with adjacent marker locations separated by a distance of ?x; at least one locator marker to enable location of the data sequence of the code, the locator marker having a read distance X2, which is distinct from a read distance X1 of the data markers to enable a locator marker to be identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventor: Jean-Marc Flick
  • Patent number: 10434061
    Abstract: A composition and method for administering an active agent to a pet, such as a dog, a cat or a horse. The composition may comprise a yogurt-based chewable delivery matrix and a plurality of water-soluble film pieces dispersed throughout the chewable delivery matrix. The composition may also comprise a delivery matrix having at least 15% by weight of crude protein and a plurality of water-soluble film pieces dispersed throughout the delivery matrix. The plurality of water-soluble film pieces encompass an active agent therein, wherein the active agent is rapidly released from the composition upon contact with saliva from the pet. At least a portion of the released active agents may be oromucosally absorbed by the pet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventor: Ryan H. Singer
  • Patent number: 10436786
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions and methods for detecting the activation states of components of signal transduction pathways in tumor cells. Information on the activation states of components of signal transduction pathways derived from use of the invention can be used for cancer diagnosis, prognosis, and in the design of cancer treatments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Société Des Produits Nestlé S.A.
    Inventors: Sharat Singh, Jeanne Harvey, Phillip Kim, Xinjun Liu, Limin Liu, Robert Barham, Bruce Neri
  • Patent number: 10435207
    Abstract: The invention relates to a valve fitment (6; 60) for a collapsible fluid dispensing package for dispensing fluid by relative pressure present in the package; the valve fitment comprising: —at least a compressible wedge-like spout (9; 9?, 9?); —a sealing base (10) arranged for sealing engagement with the container at a seal edge (5); wherein the wedge-like spout (9; 9?, 9?) is located within a passage (11; 11?, 11?) formed through the sealing base (10) and, wherein sealing base is preferably of higher rigidity than the wedge-like spout (9; 9?, 9?). The invention also relates to a fluid dispensing package (1) comprising the valve fitment (6; 60).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Arnaud Gerbaulet, David Nordqvist, Etienne Closset, Daniel Abegglen
  • Patent number: 10427955
    Abstract: The invention relates to an irradiation chamber (300) for a liquid purification apparatus using ultraviolet light irradiation against the reproduction of pathogenic microorganisms, comprising an inlet portion (302), an outlet portion (303), and a main portion (301) having an elongated shape, the irradiation chamber (300) having an internal surface defining an cavity, the irradiation chamber (300) being provided with ultraviolet light emitting means configured to irradiate liquid in the irradiation chamber (300) with ultraviolet light, the main portion (301) having a shape enlarged compared to the inlet portion (302). The internal surface of the irradiation chamber (300) defining the cavity is a three dimensional rounded surface, having no edge which forms a recess. The invention also relates to a liquid purification apparatus and to a beverage dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Celine Rimbault, Renaud Sublet
  • Patent number: 10421592
    Abstract: A closure cap assembly for a container having a spout is described. The closure cap assembly includes a spout adapter and a cap. The spout adapter has a tubular body portion and a pull portion. The body portion is configured to be fixed to the spout of the container, and the pull portion is positioned in a flow passage of the body portion. A proximal end of the pull portion is connected to the body portion to form a seal across the flow passage. The distal end extends beyond the distal end of the body portion. The cap has a top end and a bottom end, is connected to the external surface of the body portion, and is connected to the pull portion in a way that the pull portion separates from the body portion as the cap is removed from the body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: SOCIÉTÉ DES PRODUITS NESTLÉ S.A.
    Inventors: Joel Dean Genaw, Jr., Matthew Blake Rodgers
  • Patent number: 10421604
    Abstract: The invention refers to a pack (10) for preparing food or beverage products comprising: at least one container (10?) having an inner volume where at least one base ingredient for the preparation of the food or beverage product is stored, said inner volume being defined by sheets of material joined to one another at their edges; a fitment assembly (20) through which the food or beverage product is delivered, and identification means (30) comprising the information on the food or beverage product to be prepared; wherein the identification means (30) are arranged at least on one side of the edges of the container with respect to the fitment assembly (20), the identification means (30) being further arranged in the vicinity of said fitment assembly (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Alexandre Perentes, Youcef Ait Bouziad
  • Patent number: 10413115
    Abstract: A liquid food or beverage preparation machine that includes a fluid arrangement and a printed circuit board for controlling one or more functions of the fluid arrangement, with the printed circuit board being enclosed within a substantially impervious housing to protect the printed circuit board from fluid or vapor emissions from the fluid arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Stefan Etter, Urs Gaudenz, Gilles Gavillet, Thomas Hodel, Alexandre Kollep, Peter Möri, Renzo Moser, Peter Preisig, Robin Schwab
  • Patent number: 10413116
    Abstract: A combination of a flow meter and printed circuit board or flex-print for a liquid food or a beverage preparation machine, which board or flex-print is rigidly connected to the flow meter. This combination is used in a liquid food or beverage preparation machine that includes an in-line heating device in which machine liquid is circulated through the heating device and then guided into a brewing chamber that includes a capsule or pod housing for brewing a food or beverage ingredient supplied into the brewing chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Stefan Etter, Urs Gaudenz, Gilles Gavillet, Thomas Hodel, Alexandre Kollep, Peter Möri, Renzo Moser, Peter Preisig, Robin Schwab
  • Patent number: 10412974
    Abstract: The present invention relates to frozen confectionary product comprising up to 20% wt fat, up to 25% milk solids non fat (MSNF), from 5 to 40% wt sweetening agent and up to 3% of stabilizer and/or emulsifier, wherein said frozen confectionery further comprises a hydrolyzed whole grain composition and an alpha-amylase or fragment thereof which alpha-amylase or fragment thereof shows no hydrolytic activity towards dietary fibers when in the active state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Christelle Schaffer-Lequart, Olivier Yves Roger, Anne-Sophie Wavreille, Anne-Cecile Agnes Lebleu, Beatrice Jeannine Bailleul
  • Patent number: 10405689
    Abstract: Beverage production device for preparing a liquid extract by interaction between a liquid and food ingredients to form the liquid extract by effect of centrifugation of the liquid passing through the ingredients comprising: a brewing unit (2) for receiving the food ingredients, a collecting unit (18) for collecting the liquid extract centrifuged outside the centrifugal unit, driving means connected to the centrifugal unit for driving the centrifugal unit in rotation, liquid supply means being connected to the centrifugal unit to supply liquid in the centrifugal unit, wherein the collecting unit (18) comprises a heater (10) for heating the liquid supplied in the centrifugal unit, said heater (10) being further arranged to heat the liquid extract after it leaves the brewing unit (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Alexandre Perentes, Alfred Yoakim, Jean-Luc Colantonio, Andreas Staub
  • Patent number: 10398253
    Abstract: The invention concerns a beverage production machine designed for producing a beverage from a capsule comprising a module (1) for introducing the capsule in the machine, positioning the capsule for the beverage preparation and ejecting the capsule, said module comprising:—a housing (2) having two lateral walls (2a, 2b) and rear and front ends (2c, 2d),—a capsule engagement member (3),—an actuator (4) comprising a handle (41), wherein:—each of the lateral walls of the housing comprises a guiding curve (23a, 23b),—the capsule engagement member comprises two lateral guiding pins (31a, 31b), each of the lateral guiding pins cooperating with one of the guiding curves (23a, 23b) of the housing lateral walls,—the actuator comprises: a fixed axis (42), the actuator being able to rotate around said fixed axis, two lateral walls (43a, 43b) joining the rear end (41a) of the actuator handle to the fixed axis (42), each of said lateral walls comprising a guiding curve (431a, 431b) cooperating with the lateral guiding pins
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Matthieu Ozanne, Didier Vuagniaux
  • Patent number: D858936
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Société des Produits Nestlé S.A.
    Inventors: Ana Bataglia, Mauricio Guizzardi, Victor Schmidt
  • Patent number: D860704
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Société des Produits Nestlé S.A.
    Inventor: Julien Ayer
  • Patent number: D863718
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Société des Produits Nestlé S.A.
    Inventors: Mario Guillermo Albuja Cuadrado, Michael Leiweke