Patents by Inventor Laurence Sandoz

Laurence Sandoz 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).

  • Publication number: 20160316778
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a lipid composition comprising at least 5 wt % of a structuring agent dispersed in oil or fat wherein the structuring agent comprises at least 50 wt % of triacylglycerol containing a glycerin skeleton esterified with one type of saturated fatty acid having a chain length of either 10:0, 12:0 or 14:0. Further aspects of the invention are: the structuring agent, a food product comprising the lipid composition, the use of the lipid composition as a structure stabilizer or a moisture barrier in a food product; and a method for preparing the lipid composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Inventors: Kornel Nagy, Estelle Pionnier Pineau, Laurence Sandoz, Jin-Mi Jung, Constantin Bertoli
  • Publication number: 20140018560
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to the field of refined oils. In particular, the present invention relates to refined plant oils substantially free of chlorinated contaminants, such as monochloropropanediol (MCPD), in particular 3-MCPD di-esters, and to a process to produce such oils. To achieve this, crude oil is liquid-liquid extracted to remove chlorine donors before it is further refined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: NESTEC S.A.
    Inventors: Laurence Sandoz, Brian Craft, Frederic Destaillats, Kornel Nagy
  • Publication number: 20140018561
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to the field of oil refinement. In particular, the present invention relates to the field of processes to produce refined oils, substantially free of contaminants, such as glycidyl esters, for example. In accordance with the present invention, such refined plant oils free of glycidyl esters may be obtained by using plant oil or a plant oil fractions having a maximum level of 3 weight-% diacylglycerols (DAG) in the oil refinement process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: NESTEC S.A.
    Inventors: Brian Craft, Frederic Destaillats, Laurence Sandoz, Kornel Nagy
  • Publication number: 20140018562
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to the field of refined oils. In particular, the present invention relates to refined plant oils substantially free of chlorinated contaminants, such as monochloropropanediol (MCPD), in particular 3-MCPD di-esters, and to a process to produce such oils. To achieve this, at least one alcohol is added to the oil during refinement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: NESTEC S.A.
    Inventors: Frederic Destaillats, Kornel Nagy, Laurence Sandoz, Brian Craft
  • Publication number: 20090291170
    Abstract: The present invention relates to frozen confectionery coatings which have a low amount of fat. In particular, it relates to the use of certain water-in-oil emulsions as low-fat coating for frozen confections or desserts, in particular to make brittle coatings on such confections or desserts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2007
    Publication date: November 26, 2009
    Applicant: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Philippe Rousset, Brigitte Rey, Laurence Sandoz
  • Publication number: 20080206426
    Abstract: The present invention covers a low-fat confectionery product comprising 0-15% fat phase, 15-50% aqueous phase, electrically charged particles, and a structuring agent, the low-fat confectionery product being a co-suspension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2006
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Applicant: NESTEC S.A.
    Inventors: Philippe Rousset, Laurence Sandoz, Christophe Joseph Etienne Schmitt
  • Patent number: 5897994
    Abstract: A mixture of fatty acids rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids is esterified by enzymatic catalysis and then the reaction mixture is saponified, which provides an organic phase containing esters and an aqueous phase which contains fatty acids, the phases are separated and the fatty acids of the aqueous phase are extracted by a non-polar solvent to obtain the fatty acids in the solvent, after which the solvent may be removed from the fatty acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1999
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Laurence Sandoz, Hans-Juergen Wille