Patents Assigned to Societe Des Produits Nestle S.A.
  • Patent number: 10821124
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a nutritional composition comprising at least one fucosylated oligosaccharide for use in preventing and/or treating constipation and/or in improving stool consistency/frequency in an infant or a young child.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Norbert Sprenger, Dominique Brassart, Delphine Egli
  • Patent number: 10820749
    Abstract: A foaming machine providing a fluid foam and/or a food product foam, the machine being configured to receive an in-line heating device, the in-line heating device includes a primary heating unit and a heating cartridge. The heating cartridge includes an inner heating path. A system for providing a hot fluid foam and/or a hot food product foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventor: Grégory Savioz
  • Patent number: 10823173
    Abstract: Rotary compressor arrangement (100) for compressing a fluid comprising a body (40) centered at an axis (X) of a shaft (20) and a cylindrical piston (10) eccentrically arranged with respect to the body (40) such that a compression chamber (110) is created between them; the arrangement (100) further comprising a satellite element (50) arranged at an offset axis (Y) and orbiting around the axis (X), the satellite element (50) contacting the external wall of the cylindrical piston (10) under a certain pressure or force such that the orbiting of the satellite element (50) entrains in rotation around the axis (X) the cylindrical piston (10) over the body (40); wherein the shaft (20) and the body (40) are solidary and static within the compressor arrangement (100); and wherein the shaft (20) comprises at least one inlet port (130) through which a compressible fluid is introduced into the compression chamber (110) for being compressed and/or one outlet port (140) through which the compressed fluid exits the compresso
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Youcef Ait Bouziad, Nicolas Ganshof van der Meersch, Andre Noth
  • Patent number: 10821130
    Abstract: A method of attenuating, treating or preventing cognitive aging in an individual who does not have dementia includes administering to the individual a therapeutically effective amount of a composition containing an omega-3 fatty acid, a nitric oxide releasing compound, and Vitamin B12. The composition is administered in a daily dose that provides 50 to 500 times the recommended daily requirement (RDA) of Vitamin B12 per day, for example about 200 times the RDA of Vitamin B12 per day. Optionally Vitamin B6 and/or Vitamin B9 can be included in the composition. The method can achieve a benefit that is one or more of decreasing brain atrophy, increasing or maintaining number of synapses, increasing amyloid-? phagocytosis, or decreasing or maintaining neuroinflammation in the non-demented individual. The method can prevent dementia in an individual at risk thereof, for example an elderly human.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Yvonne Beata Silber, Jeroen Antonius Johannes Schmitt, Corina Boschat, Julie Hudry-Labbe, Claus Rieker
  • Patent number: 10820611
    Abstract: This disclosure provides multi-textured animal treats and methods for making the multi-textured animal treats. In a general aspect, the multi-textured animal treats include a hard component and one or more soft components. The hard component can have a mechanical joint and the one or more soft components can be fixedly attached to the mechanical joint and wrapped around the hard component. The multi-textured treats can include an adhesive or a combination of adhesives and mechanical joints for providing an additional attachment mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: SOCIÉTÉ DES PRODUITS NESTLÉ S.A.
    Inventors: Mario Guillermo Albuja, Michael Edward Leiweke
  • Patent number: 10820616
    Abstract: This invention relates to an age-tailored nutritional composition system comprising an adaptive level of human milk oligosaccharides (HMOS) and a method for preparing said system. The age-tailored nutritional composition system comprises at least two nutritional compositions for infants of a certain age, which differ from each other in the amount of HMOs present therein. It is specifically adapted to the evolving nutritional needs of infants from their birth to the end of the breast feeding period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Frederic Destaillats, Carlos Antonio De Castro, Norbert Sprenger, Sagar Thakkar, Sean Christopher Austin
  • Patent number: 10820618
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a heat sterilized composition comprising: a protein source in an amount of 5 to 20% by weight of the composition, said protein source comprising hydrolyzed protein; wherein the protein source has been treated in a continuous process with at least one endopeptidase, typically for a finite length of time. Furthermore, the invention concerns a heat sterilized high protein composition having low viscosity and being devoid of bitterness, comprising hydrolyzed heat sensitive protein source having a degree of protein hydrolysis in NPN/TN of 20 to 50% and at least one heat inactivated endopeptidase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Marcel Braun, Nico Kreb, Kristine Mette Sveje
  • Patent number: 10820740
    Abstract: A beverage preparation machine for preparing at least one beverage from a beverage material includes a modem for communication with a remote resource such as a server, and is configured to send machine remote management data to the remote resource. The machine comprises location system configured for automatic geolocation of the machine, and is configured to send to the remote resource location information determined by the location system. This for example makes it possible to confirm or correct the location of a machine, to correct mistakes that can occur when a machine is installed or moved, or to take appropriate measures when a machine is stolen. In another embodiment, a system includes such a beverage preparation machine and a remote resource with which it is configured to communicate. In a further embodiment, a method is provided for remote management of a beverage preparation machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Joel Morend, Saad Siddiqi
  • Patent number: 10820743
    Abstract: A device for filling a receptacle with a beverage and a user interface for allowing a user to select a desired level of fill of beverage in the receptacle. The interface includes a mechanism for detecting an object below the outlet, such that the receptacle can be filled with the beverage up to the user selected level of fill, wherein the detection mechanism is arranged to detect a position of a human finger or a hand-held freely movable pointing instrument, which human finger or pointing instrument is adjacent to and pointing towards a side of the receptacle, so that the level of fill of the receptacle is determined from the detected position of the finger or pointing instrument the user-selected level of fill and the beverage is dispensed to fill the receptacle up to that level. The device is useful in coffee or other beverage dispensing machines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventor: Frank Schnyder
  • Patent number: 10820746
    Abstract: A container for a beverage or foodstuff preparation machine, the container for containing beverage or foodstuff preparation material and including on a surface thereof an arrangement of separate codes encoding preparation information, whereby each code encodes a distinct phase of a preparation process. Also disclosed is a beverage or foodstuff preparation system including the container and an attachment configured for attachment to an element of the system. Further disclosed is a computer program and non-transitory computer readable medium for use therewith. Also disclosed are methods of producing and using these devices and apparatuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventor: André Noth
  • Patent number: 10821150
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a nutritional composition for use in treatment, prevention and/or reducing the risk of a metabolic syndrome disorder appearing later in life, wherein the nutritional composition comprises casein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Florence Blancher, Catherine Mace, Yassaman Shahkhalili Dulloo
  • Patent number: 10813501
    Abstract: The method prevents or inhibits, during a heating process, burning in a food heating device (20) of a flowable food substance against a heating surface (6) delimiting or contained in a device's cavity (21) that contains the food substance. The heating device comprises an agitator (4) movable in the cavity (21). The method includes the steps of: introducing the flowable food substance into the cavity (21); heating the heating surface (6) and moving the agitator (4) at an agitator speed (41,42) to generate in the cavity (21) a flow of the food substance over the heating surface (6) and in contact therewith; and disturbing the flow of the food substance to break and/or causing asymmetric flow of the food substance in the cavity (21).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Gerd Helf, Harald Klotzbach, Alessandro Molinaro, Bo Su
  • Patent number: 10813369
    Abstract: An apparatus (300) for aerating a food product, (200, 300) comprising a housing (10) with an inlet (100) for the food product and an outlet for the aerated food product, and, within the housing (10), first and second pairs (210, 220, 240) of a rotor and a stator each having complementary toothed rims orientated in opposition in the axial direction, and a gas injector (1) for injecting, at an upstream position relative to the first pair (210, 220) of a rotor and a stator, a gas in the food product to be aerated, wherein a further inlet (310) is provided for injecting, at a position between a pair (210, 220) and an adjacent pair (240) of a rotor and a stator, an additional composition to be mixed with the food product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Luis Clavier, Jean-Francois Chevalier, Rafael Marcilla
  • Patent number: 10807049
    Abstract: A machine (1) for homogenising a food substance has: a container (10) with a side wall (11) and a bottom wall (12) delimiting a cavity (10?); an impeller (30) with an impelling member (31) forming an impelling surface (31?,31?,31?) that is drivable in rotation (r) about a central axial direction (30?) of the impelling surface (31?,31?,31??) for imparting a mechanical effect to the food substance; and a module (20) which has a housing means (22?) that contains an inner chamber (22,22a) and that delimits a seat (21) for the container (10), the chamber (22,22a) containing an electric motor (24). The electric motor (24) has an output drive axis (24?) with a driver device (24?) configured to drive a follower device (35) of the impeller (30). The driver device (24?) and the follower device (35) are magnetically coupled through a sidewall (11) and/or bottom wall (12) of the container (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Samer Abdo, Sylvain Decastel, Jean-Luc Denisart, Bertrand Guyon, Marco Magatti, Alexa Perrin, Didier Pont, Mohamed Raad, Laurent Seydoux
  • Patent number: 10808271
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of poly- and oligosaccharides and their dietary effects. In particular it relates to a method of producing an ?-glucan containing (?1?3) linked D-glucose units. The invention also provides a branched ?-glucan comprising alternating (?1?4) and (?1?3) glucosidic linkages and having (?1?3,4) branching points, a food composition, and the use of an ?-glucanotransferase enzyme for reducing the digestible carbohydrates of a starch containing food material. Further aspects of the invention are a bacteria, an enzyme and an expression vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Lubbert Dijkhuizen, Joana Gangoiti Munecas, Sander Sebastiaan Van Leeuwen, Christina Vafeiadi, Stephane Duboux
  • Patent number: 10810391
    Abstract: A container for a beverage or foodstuff preparation machine, the container for containing beverage or foodstuff material and including a code encoding preparation information. The code includes a reference portion and a data portion. The reference portion has reference units defining a reference liner, and the data portion has a data unit. The data unit is arranged on an encoding line D that intersects the reference line r, and the data unit is arranged a distance d from the intersection as a variable to at least partially encode a parameter of the preparation information. The encoding line D is circular and is arranged with a tangent thereto orthogonal the reference liner at the intersection point. The reference units are arranged with a configuration defining a reference point from which the reference line r extends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Andre Noth, Christian Jarisch
  • Patent number: 10806699
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method for treating a swallowing disorder in a patient suffering from aspiration before, during and/or after the swallowing reflex, and to a bolus for use in the treatment of a swallowing disorder in such a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Adam Burbidge, Jan Engmann, Kala Marie Kaspar, Michael Jedwab
  • Patent number: 10806170
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a heat sterilized composition comprising a protein source in an amount of 1 to 20% by weight of the composition, said protein source containing whey protein and at least one component selected from; (i) a saccharide component in an amount of 0.5 to 7.5% by weight of the composition, and/or (ii) a phosphate component in an amount of 0.03% to 3% by weight of the composition, and/or (iii) a citrate component in an amount of 0.07% to 5% by weight of the composition. The present invention is furthermore directed to a process for preparing a heat sterilized composition which comprises a protein source in an amount of 1 to 20% by weight based on the weight of the composition, said protein source containing whey protein, the process comprising at least the following steps: heating at a sterilisation temperature at a pH of 5.5 to 9.5 an aqueous solution of a protein source as defined herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventor: Marcel Braun
  • Patent number: 10799502
    Abstract: Compositions for prevention or treatment of non-inflammatory neuronal damage from brain trauma and strokes are provided, and the compositions contain a therapeutically effective amount of a compound selected from the group consisting of Menthol, Linalool, Icilin and combinations thereof. Methods for treatment or prevention of non-inflammatory neuronal damage from brain trauma and strokes are also provided, and the methods include administering such compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Susana Camacho, Stephanie Michlig Gonzales, Johannes Le Coutre, Henry Markram, Maurizio Pezzoli
  • Patent number: 10799062
    Abstract: The invention concerns a unit for controlling transmission of power to a thermal conditioning device e.g. for coffee machine, comprising a controller with a start-up profile for starting-up the device from a temperature of inactivity to an operative temperature for bringing to a target temperature a fluid circulating through said device at start-up end, the controller being arranged to allow circulation of fluid through the device at start-up end and to compare the determined temperature of fluid circulated at start-up end to the target temperature and derive a temperature difference therefrom. The start-up profile has at least one parameter and in that the controller has a self-learning mode for adjusting the parameter as a function of the temperature difference and to store the adjusted parameter for a subsequent starting-up of the device. The invention concerns in particular a method for optimized heating up of a coffee machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Stefan Etter, Peter Mori