Patents by Inventor Florence Rochat

Florence Rochat has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10064426
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of probiotic on expecting female mammals to boost the immune status of an offspring. The use can induce an enhanced response of the offspring after birth to an infectious antigenic exposure. Ultimately the use of probiotic in expecting females can induce a better protection of their offspring against infectious diseases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Jalil Benyacoub, Stephanie Blum-Sperisen, Florence Rochat, Thierry Von der Weid
  • Patent number: 10015978
    Abstract: Nutritional compositions are provided that comprise a fructo-oligosaccharaide (FOS) in an amount of 35 to 44% by weight; a polysaccharide that is not a partially hydrolyzed guar gum such as, for example, an arabinogalactan in an amount of 50% to 38% by weight; and inulin in an amount of 12% to 24% by weight. The FOS and the polysaccharide may be present in a weight ratio of about 1:1. More specifically, the FOS and inulin may be present in a weight ratio of about 7:3. Also provided are methods of promoting gut micro biota balance and health. The methods include administering an effective amount of the nutritional composition to patients in need of same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Zamzam (Fariba) Roughead, Jalil Benyacoub, Claudia Roessle, Jennifer Rae Mager, Julie Ann Swanson, Norman Alan Greenberg, Douglas Richard Bolster, Clara Lucia Garcia Rodenas, Florence Rochat
  • Publication number: 20180153842
    Abstract: A nutritional composition is used to reconstitute an optimal healthy microbiota ecosystem in humans or animals. In particular, an ingestible carrier contains specific amino acids designed to favor the growth of bacteria favorable to individuals health or for reducing the risk of developing deleterious events. In another aspect, specific amino acids are used to reconstitute an optimal healthy microbiota ecosystem in humans or animals, in particular in infants, critically ill patients, in the case of chronic diseases or any stresses impacting the gut and in elderly people.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Magali Faure, Florence Rochat, Denis Breuille, Irene Corthesy Theulaz
  • Patent number: 9884033
    Abstract: A nutritional composition is used to reconstitute an optimal healthy microbiota ecosystem in humans or animals. In particular, an ingestible carrier contains specific amino acids designed to favor the growth of bacteria favorable to individuals health or for reducing the risk of developing deleterious events. In another aspect, specific amino acids are used to reconstitute an optimal healthy microbiota ecosystem in humans or animals, in particular in infants, critically ill patients, in the case of chronic diseases or any stresses impacting the gut and in elderly people.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Magali Faure, Florence Rochat, Denis Breuille, Irene Corthesy Theulaz
  • Publication number: 20170006908
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of probiotic on expecting female mammals to boost the immune status of an offspring. The use can induce an enhanced response of the offspring after birth to an infectious antigenic exposure. Ultimately the use of probiotic in expecting females can induce a better protection of their offspring against infectious diseases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventors: Jalil Benyacoub, Stephanie Blum-Sperisen, Florence Rochat, Thierry Von der Weid
  • Patent number: 9456630
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use, in the manufacture of a medicament or a therapeutic nutritional composition for preventing or reducing inflammation in a mammal, of bifidobacterium longum ATCC BAAA-999.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Annick Mercenier, Stephanie Blum-Sperisen, Florence Rochat
  • Patent number: 9414621
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of probiotic on expecting female mammals to boost the immune status of offspring. The use can induce an enhanced response of the offspring after birth to an infectious antigenic exposure. Ultimately the use of probiotic in expecting females can induce a better protection of offspring against infectious diseases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Jalil Benyacoub, Stephanie Blum-Sperisen, Florence Rochat, Thierry Von der Weid
  • Publication number: 20160128960
    Abstract: A nutritional composition is used to reconstitute an optimal healthy microbiota ecosystem in humans or animals. In particular, an ingestible carrier contains specific amino acids designed to favor the growth of bacteria favorable to individuals health or for reducing the risk of developing deleterious events. In another aspect, specific amino acids are used to reconstitute an optimal healthy microbiota ecosystem in humans or animals, in particular in infants, critically ill patients, in the case of chronic diseases or any stresses impacting the gut and in elderly people.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Inventors: Magali Faure, Florence Rochat, Denis Breuille, Irene Corthesy Theulaz
  • Publication number: 20160100617
    Abstract: Nutritional compositions are provided that comprise a fructo-oligosaccharaide (FOS) in an amount of 35 to 44% by weight; a polysaccharide that is not a partially hydrolyzed guar gum such as, for example, an arabinogalactan in an amount of 50% to 38% by weight; and inulin in an amount of 12% to 24% by weight. The FOS and the polysaccharide may be present in a weight ratio of about 1:1. More specifically, the FOS and inulin may be present in a weight ratio of about 7:3. Also provided are methods of promoting gut micro biota balance and health. The methods include administering an effective amount of the nutritional composition to patients in need of same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Inventors: Zamzam (Fariba) Roughead, Jalil Benyacoub, Claudia Roessle, Jennifer Rae Mager, Julie Ann Swanson, Norman Alan Greenberg, Douglas Richard Bolster, Clara Lucia Garcia Rodenas, Florence Rochat
  • Patent number: 9271958
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a nutritional composition for reconstituting an optimal healthy microbiota ecosystem in humans or animals. In particular, the present invention relates to an ingestible carrier containing specific amino acids designed to favor the growth of bacteria favorable to individuals health or for reducing the risk of developing deleterious events. The invention also pertains to the use of specific amino acids for reconstituting an optimal healthy microbiota ecosystem in humans or animals, in particular in infants, critically ill patients, in the case of chronic diseases or any stresses impacting the gut and in elderly people.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Magali Faure, Florence Rochat, Denis Breuille, Irene Corthesy Theulaz
  • Patent number: 9192179
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to nutritional compositions comprising a fructo-oligosaccharide (FOS) in an amount of 35 to 44% by weight; a polysaccharide that is not a partially hydrolyzed guar gum such as, for example, an arabinogalactan in an amount of 50% to 38% by weight; and inulin in an amount of 12% to 24% by weight. The FOS and the polysaccharide may be present in a weight ratio of about 1:1. More specifically, the FOS and inulin may be present in a weight ratio of about 7:3. Also provided are methods of promoting gut microbiota balance and health. The methods include administering an effective amount of the nutritional composition to patients in need of same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Zamzam (Fariba) Roughead, Jalil Benyacoub, Claudia Roessle, Jennifer Rae Mager, Julie Ann Swanson, Norman Alan Greenberg, Douglas Richard Bolster, Clara Lucia Garcia Rodenas, Florence Rochat
  • Patent number: 9131721
    Abstract: The use of a whey predominant protein source and lactose in the manufacture of a nutritional composition for promoting the development of an early bifidogenic intestinal microbiota in infants fed with the nutritional composition wherein the nutritional composition has a protein content of less than 2.1 g protein/100 kcal and a phosphorus content of less than 40 mg/100 kcal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Florence Rochat, Marie-Christine Secretin
  • Patent number: 9060540
    Abstract: Use of probiotic bacteria in the manufacture of a medicament or therapeutic nutritional composition for increasing IgA secretion in an infant delivered by cesarean section during the first four months of the life of the infant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Florence Rochat, Marie-Claire Fichot
  • Patent number: 8916145
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use, in the manufacture of a medicament or a therapeutic nutritional composition for preventing or reducing inflammation in a mammal, of bifidobacterium longum ATCC BAA-999.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Annick Mercenier, Stephanie Blum-Sperisen, Florence Rochat
  • Publication number: 20140335130
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a nutritional composition for reconstituting an optimal healthy microbiota ecosystem in humans or animals. In particular, the present invention relates to an ingestible carrier containing specific amino acids designed to favor the growth of bacteria favorable to individuals health or for reducing the risk of developing deleterious events. The invention also pertains to the use of specific amino acids for reconstituting an optimal healthy microbiota ecosystem in humans or animals, in particular in infants, critically ill patients, in the case of chronic diseases or any stresses impacting the gut and in elderly people.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Magali Faure, Florence Rochat, Denis Breuille, Irene Corthesy Theulaz
  • Patent number: 8771675
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel strains of probiotics for use in the gastrointestinal tract of a pet. The probiotics of the present invention are capable of fermenting starch to produce lactic acid and/or hydrogen peroxide anti-pathogenic metabolites. The present invention also provides a novel method for identifying the effectiveness of a pet probiotic in vitro. The method simulates the introduction of a probiotic candidate in the gastrointestinal tract of a pet and measures the anti-pathogenic effectiveness of the probiotic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Ralf Zink, Roberto Reniero, Florence Rochat, Christoph Cavadini, Thierry Von Der Weid, Eduardo Schiffrin, Jalil Benyacoub, Virginie Rousseau, Pablo Perez, Ruth Knorr
  • Patent number: 8562971
    Abstract: The use of a probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus and a probiotic Bifidobacterium longumin the manufacture of a medicament or therapeutic nutritional composition for administration to an infant during at least the first three months of life for the long-term prophylaxis of diarrhea in infants and young children.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Florence Rochat, Karl-Josef Huber-Haag, Marie-Claire Fichot
  • Patent number: 8394370
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a composition for inducing a pattern of gut barrier maturation similar to that observed with breast-feeding and able to improve gut barrier maturation, e.g. during neonatal stress. In particular, the present invention relates to an infant formula containing a combination of specific ingredients designed to provide a synergistic effect all along gastrointestinal tract and barrier function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Clara Lucia Garcia-Rodenas, Gabriela Bergonzelli, Florence Rochat, Marco Enrico Turini, Irène Corthesy-Theulaz, Christine Cherbut
  • Publication number: 20120269865
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to nutritional compositions comprising a fructo-oligosaccharide (FOS) in an amount of 35 to 44% by weight; a polysaccharide that is not a partially hydrolyzed guar gum such as, for example, an arabinogalactan in an amount of 50% to 38% by weight; and inulin in an amount of 12% to 24% by weight. The FOS and the polysaccharide may be present in a weight ratio of about 1:1. More specifically, the FOS and inulin may be present in a weight ratio of about 7:3. Also provided are methods of promoting gut microbiota balance and health. The methods include administering an effective amount of the nutritional composition to patients in need of same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2010
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: NESTEC S.A.
    Inventors: Zamzam (Fariba) Roughead, Jalil Benyacoub, Claudia Roessle, Jennifer Rae Mager, Julie Ann Swanson, Norman Alan Greenberg, Douglas Richard Bolster, Clara Lucia Garcia Rodenas, Florence Rochat
  • Publication number: 20120201785
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use, in the manufacture of a medicament or a therapeutic nutritional composition for preventing or reducing inflammation in a mammal, of bifidobacterium longum ATCC BAAA-999.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicant: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Annick Mercenier, Stephanie Blum-Sperisen, Florence Rochat