Patents by Inventor Martin Vikas

Martin Vikas 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: 20190246680
    Abstract: A nutritional composition obtainable by fermenting a mixture comprising protein, carbohydrate and fat, wherein the major source of protein is potato protein, and wherein the mixture is fermented by lactic acid-producing bacteria.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Anne Thevenier, Susanne Schuh, Katja Johnson, Martin Vikas, Martinas Kuslys, Rinat Ran-Ressler, Koralijka Rade-Kukic
  • Patent number: 6200609
    Abstract: A food composition containing live probiotic lactic acid bacteria is prepared by spraying a food composition containing water from one nozzle and spraying a probiotic lactic acid bacteria culture from a second nozzle into a device into which heated air is introduced for evaporating water from compositions sprayed into the device to dehydrate the compositions for obtaining a dehydrated product from the device and so that the dehydrated product recovered contains live probiotic lactic acid bacteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2001
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Niklaus Meister, Andreas Sutter, Martin Vikas
  • Patent number: 6060105
    Abstract: A concentrated milk-base composition which includes stabilizing salt, sugar and flavoring agent components is prepared for flavoring a beverage, particularly for flavoring a coffee or tea beverage. The composition is prepared by mixing and homogenizing a milk fat with skimmed milk to obtain a milk base, subjecting the milk base to evaporation to obtain a concentrated milk base, homogenizing the concentrated milk base, cooling the homogenized milk base, adding a stabilizing salt and sucrose in dry form, and in one embodiment, a flavorant agent is added also to the cooled milk base and then the composition is heated to sterilize it, the sterilized composition is homogenized and then is filled in a package, and in another embodiment, a flavorant composition is added aseptically to the sterilized composition before homogenizing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2000
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Niklaus Meister, Martin Vikas
  • Patent number: 6010725
    Abstract: Spray-drying process in which a composition of microorganisms beneficial for human health is prepared and then reduced to a powder by spraying in a spray-drying device having a heated air inlet temperature of 200-400.degree. C. and an air outlet temperature of 40-90.degree. C., the residence time of the composition in the device being adjusted so as to obtain at least 1% survival of the microorganisms after drying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2000
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Niklaus Meister, Jurg Aebischer, Martin Vikas, Kurt Eyer, David De Pasquale
  • Patent number: 5962062
    Abstract: A milk having a formulated lipid composition wherein the lipids are lipids of lactic and vegetable origin which are, by weight, (i) from 30% to 40% milk fat lipids, (ii) from 30% to 40% of a first oil substance which have an oleic acid content in an amount greater than 60%, and (iii) from 1% to 30% of oil substance which provide n-3 and n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids and so that triglyceride fatty acids of the lipids comprise 20% to 40% saturated fatty acids of lactic origin, 35% to 60% monounsaturated fatty acids, and 15% to 30% of n-3 and n-6 polyunsaturated in a ratio of n-6 to n-3 fatty acids of from 5:1 to 10:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1999
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Anne-Lise Carrie, Edward Fern, Mathilde Fleith, Armand Malnoe, Martin Vikas