Patents by Inventor Stephen Michael Collins

Stephen Michael Collins 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: 20190134104
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to the field of probiotic bacteria. In particular, it relates to methods for treating or preventing functional GI disorders comprising administering Bifidobacterium longum, such as Bifidobacterium longum ATCC BAA-999.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Peter McLean, Gabriela Bergonzelli de Gonda, Stephen Michael Collins, Premysl Bercik, Elena Verdu de Bercik
  • Patent number: 10028981
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to the field of probiotic bacteria. In particular it relates to methods for treating functional GI disorders comprising administering Bifidobacterium longum, such as Bifidobacterium longum ATCC BAA-999.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Peter McLean, Gabriela Bergonzelli de Gonda, Stephen Michael Collins, Premysl Bercik, Elena Verdu de Bercik
  • Publication number: 20120244125
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to the field of weight management. The present invention relates for example to the use of Bifidobacterium longum ATCC BAA-999 to support weight management, promote weight loss and/or to treat obesity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: NESTEC S.A.
    Inventors: Elena Verdu de Bercik, Premysl Bercik, Stephen Michael Collins, Gabriela Bergonzelli Degonda
  • Publication number: 20120230956
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to the field of probiotic bacteria. In particular it relates to Bifidobacterium longum, such as Bifidobacterium longum ATCC BAA-999, and its use in ingestible compositions. The composition described in the present invention may be used to treat or prevent functional GI disorders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: NESTEC S.A.
    Inventors: Peter McLean, Gabriela Bergonzelli de Gonda, Stephen Michael Collins, Premysl Bercik, Elena Verdu de Bercik
  • Patent number: 8021656
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of treating gut pain or gut discomfort related or linked to gut muscular abnormalities comprising the step of administering to a human or an animal having gut pain or gut discomfort an effective amount of a selected probiotic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Irène Corthesy-Theulaz, Elena Verdu de Bercik, Premysl Bercik, Stephen Michael Collins
  • Patent number: 4051009
    Abstract: A cell frame for a bipolar electrolytic filter press cell includes an electrolysis-associated lower section and a gas disengagement or diverting upper section. A pressure bar extends across the cell frame immediately above the lower section to prevent distortion of the separator by cathode generated gases, and to promote disengagement of the gases. The frame, also, includes external headers in the upper section for collection of the gases evolved by the electrolysis of the electrolytic solutions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1975
    Date of Patent: September 27, 1977
    Assignee: BASF Wyandotte Corporation
    Inventors: Albert John Schweickart, Stephen Michael Collins, John Joseph Bortak