Patents Assigned to Societe Des Produits Nestle S.A.
  • Patent number: 10799061
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a brewing unit (5) for a beverage preparation machine (1), having several automated functionalities actuated by one single motor (16). The invention also concerns a beverage preparation machine comprising such an automated brewing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Michael Ayoub, Reto Markus Zurcher, Roland Lehmann, Alexander Heinrich, Martin Gadient, Manuel Widmer
  • Patent number: 10798963
    Abstract: A process for preparing a milk protein hydrolysate comprising hydrolysing a milk-based proteinaceous material with a microbial alkaline serine protease in combination with bromelain, a protease from Aspergillus and a protease from Bacillus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Francoise Maynard, Delphine Salvatore, Anne Thevenier
  • Patent number: 10800600
    Abstract: Capsule for the preparation of a beverage comprising a container and a beverage ingredient contained therein, wherein the container comprises a code (65) adapted for being identified or read by external reading means (62), wherein the code is arranged on the container to be read while the capsule is rotated around an axis of rotation traversing the capsule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Christian Jarisch, Alexandre Perentes, Stefan Kaeser, Carlo Magri, Arnaud Gerbaulet, Thomas Kaeser, Daniel Abegglen
  • Patent number: 10801490
    Abstract: A beverage production module includes a pump for delivering a fluid from a tank to an extraction chamber, a power source for the pump, and a controller for operating the pump and for controlling the voltage applied from the power source to the pump. The controller is adapted to operate the pump at a normal operation voltage (U3) and to operate the pump over a predefined time (T1,T2) at a reduced voltage level (U1, U2). A method operates the pump of a beverage production module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Guido Piai, Stefan Etter
  • Patent number: 10791716
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer code products for monitoring the behavior, health, and/or characteristics of an animal are disclosed herein. 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: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: SOCIÉTÉ DES PRODUITS NESTLÉ S.A.
    Inventor: Alexander Triener
  • Patent number: 10793374
    Abstract: A cartridge dispenser (1) has: a receptacle (10) delimiting a cavity (10?) for storing cartridges (2); a cartridge outlet (11) for dispensing a single cartridge at a time from said cartridges (2), the single cartridge being dispensed in a predetermined cartridge dispensing orientation; and a cartridge transfer device (12,13,14) for transferring cartridges (2) from the cavity (10?) to the cartridge outlet (11). The cavity (10?) is so dimensioned that cartridges (2) can be stored in bulk therein at random capsule orientations. The transfer device comprises a delivery conveyor that is configured to displace cartridges from the bulk of cartridges towards the outlet and to deliver the cartridges (2) to the outlet (11) via an orientation-discrimination passage (15) which ensures that the cartridges (2) are delivered one at the time to the outlet (11) and that each cartridge (2,2a) that is delivered to the outlet (11) is in the predetermined orientation at the outlet (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Nicolas Camier, Gilles Gavillet, Jean-Claude Gille, Isabelle Huynh, Christian Jarisch, Gautier Montvenoux, Lionel Peretti
  • Patent number: 10793315
    Abstract: A custom packaging center for custom selecting and custom packaging canned and/or container goods and a novel box for use with the custom packaging center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: SOCIÉTÉ DES PRODUITS NESTLÉ S.A.
    Inventors: Curtis Taylor, Aaron Misener
  • Patent number: 10787481
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compounds and compositions for use in enhancing flavor and umami taste of food products. Particularly, the present invention relates to compounds of the general formula (I) and compositions comprising them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Candice Marie Smarrito-Menozzi, Florian Viton, Thomas Hofmann, Maximilian Kranz
  • Patent number: 10781232
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compounds and compositions for use in enhancing flavor and umami taste of food products. Particularly, the present invention relates to compounds of the general formula I) and compositions comprising them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Candice Marie Smarrito-Menozzi, Florian Viton, Thomas Hofmann, Maximilian Kranz
  • Patent number: 10772558
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a new integrated, holistic approach to empower older adults to enhance their quality of life and independence through a personalized lifestyle and nutrition program. This is achieved by measuring the physical status of the adults with respect to strength and endurance. In addition, their nutritional status is assessed. Based on those assessments recommendations are provided with respect to particular exercise programs and nutrients that support the functions bones, muscles and cartilage. These methods can be implemented as a software program and executed on computer systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Denis Breuille, Elizabeth Offord Cavin, Daniel Ryan Moore, Richard Gannon, Marie Noelle Horcajada, Aline Boisset Michaud, Michaela Hoehne
  • Patent number: 10774137
    Abstract: Compositions and methods reduce symptoms of human allergy to cats. The effectiveness of a molecule which specifically binds to Feline domesticus allergen number 1 (Fel D1) is enhanced by prolonging the time the immunoglobulin stays within the mouth of a cat to whom the anti-Fel D1 molecule is administered in a pet food. The compositions and methods use a powder that is a dried hydrogel encapsulating the anti-Fel D1 molecule, and the hydrogel is based on gelatin, collagen peptides, or gelatin and collagen peptides; and carrageenan. The methods of making the powder provide a high encapsulation efficacy, sustained release of the anti-Fel D1 molecule in the cat's mouth, and oral adhesion of the anti-Fel D1 molecule in the cat's mouth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: SOCIÉTÉ DES PRODUITS NESTLÉ S.A.
    Inventors: Timothy James Wooster, Ebenezer Satyaraj, Eddy Gombas, Beat Gerber
  • Patent number: 10765125
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to the field of foams. One aspect of the invention provides a foam having a continuous lipid phase and a porosity of between and 80% wherein, at a temperature at which the lipid phase has a solid lipid content between 0.1 and 80% the foam comprises gas bubbles having at least 50% of their surface occupied by crystals comprising triglycerides. Further aspects of the invention are a product comprising a foam and a process for forming a foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Zeynel Deniz Gunes, Olivier Schafer, Helen Chisholm, Helene Deyber, Cindy Pelloux, Bernard Paul Binks
  • Patent number: 10765126
    Abstract: A container contains a food product to be dispensed, the container volume being closed by a closure and including an identification member; the container being further provided with an engagement member designed to engage with a corresponding driving member to displace the identification member according to a certain pre-defined path in order to allow its reading. A device is operable with such a container, the device has a driving element and a reader, the driving element engaging with the container to displace the identification member according to a certain pre-defined path with respect to the reader. A system prepares cold or frozen dessert products from a fluid contained in a container, the system has a container and a device operating it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Andre Noth, Alexandre Kollep, Damien Neurohr, Etienne Claude Jaquier
  • Patent number: 10768169
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for determining the distinctive nutritional requirements of a patient with specific nutritional needs and providing a composition meeting the distinctive nutritional requirements of said patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Serge Andre Dominique Rezzi, Stephanie Blum-Sperisen, Magali Faure, Denis Breuille
  • Patent number: 10759646
    Abstract: An instant tube heater for heating flowing liquid is disclosed that includes at least a hollow heating tube, an inlet connector, an outlet connector, and a temperature sensor. Also disclosed is a beverage preparation machine that includes the instant tube heater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Christian Jarisch, Minh Quan Phan, Fausto Di Muzio
  • Patent number: 10758560
    Abstract: Neuregulin-1 (NRG1) or a fragment thereof or vitamin B12 for use in maintaining or increasing muscle function and/or mass in an ageing subject, and/or substantially preventing or reducing muscle wasting in an ageing subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Alice Pannerec, Jerome Feige
  • Patent number: 10758555
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition comprising at least one fucosylated oligosaccharide, for use in preventing allergies and/or treating allergies and/or reducing the occurrence or the risk of allergies in an infant or a young child born from a mother deficient in at least one fucosylated oligosaccharide(s) or fed with a mother's milk deficient in at least one fucosylated oligosaccharide(s). The use of said composition in infant formula, milk fortifier or children's food is foreseen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Dominique Brassart, Clemens Kunz, Norbert Sprenger
  • Patent number: 10751308
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use in a pregnant or lactating woman of SFCA ingredient, SCFA originating ingredients or mixtures thereof for preventing and/or treating trans epidermal water loss (TEWL) and/or TEWL-associated disorders and/or enhance skin barrier function in the off-spring or breast-fed infant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Carine Blanchard, Chiara Nembrini
  • Patent number: 10751357
    Abstract: A composition comprising one or more polyphenols, such as oleuropein, rutin, curcumin or quercetin, can treat or prevent sarcopenia, reduce a loss of muscle functionality (e.g. muscle strength, gait speed, etc.), increase muscle functionality, and/or improve recovery of muscle functionality after muscle atrophy. The composition can be administered to an individual who is elderly and/or frail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Marie Noelle Horcajada, Fanny Membrez, Denis Breuille, Claire Boutry
  • Patent number: 10743558
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device and method for transferring an aroma from a aroma providing substance to a an aroma-adsorbing substance by a gas flow and without the aroma-providing substance and the aroma-adsorbing substance getting in direct contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Matthieu Pouzot, Alessandro Gianfrancesco, Mathieu Murith, Gerhard Niederreiter, Christoph Reh