Patents Examined by Deborah K. Ware
  • Patent number: 11179447
    Abstract: The present invention relates to microbial lysozyme, compositions comprising such and uses thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Soeren Kjaerulff, Marianne Thorup Cohn, Nanna Ny Kristensen
  • Patent number: 11172683
    Abstract: Methods for controlling the growth of microorganisms in or on a product, material, or medium, such as a fermentable or fermenting medium, susceptible to attack by a microorganism, by treating with aqueous solution comprising monochloramine and at least one organic acid in a synergistically microbicidally effective combined amount to control unwanted microbial growth. Microbicidal aqueous solutions containing monochloramine and at least one organic acid in a synergistically microbicidally effective combined amount to control the growth of at least one microorganism are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: BUCKMAN LABORATORIES INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: John P. Buyondo, Mark L. Reed, Bernard Janse
  • Patent number: 11167064
    Abstract: Hygienic Hydrophilic coatings, hydrophilic coating formulations and wetting fluids that include an anti-infective agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventors: David J. Farrell, John P. O'Mahony, James J. Fitzpatrick, Padraig M. O'Flynn, Paul C. Fletter, William K. Arnold, John T. Clarke, Adam J. Foley, Malford E. Cullum
  • Patent number: 11166993
    Abstract: The present invention relates to at least one probiotic strain of Lactobacillus for use in a subject for the prevention and/or treatment of celiac disease autoimmunity (CDA), or for use in the prevention and/or treatment of celiac disease (CD). A preferred composition for use according to the invention is a composition comprising a combination of Lactobacillus paracasei and Lactobacillus plantarum, especially L. paracasei 8700:2 (DSM 13434) in combination with L. plantarum HEAL 9 (DSM 15312).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Probi AB
    Inventors: Daniel Agardh, Irini Lazou Ahrén, Lars Niklas Larsson
  • Patent number: 11155483
    Abstract: A method for efficiently producing PHA comprising: inoculating PHA fermentation strains into a fermentation medium for fermentation under the condition of being capable of producing PHA through fermentation; subjecting the fermentation broth to a solid-liquid separation to obtain fermentation supernatant and thallus precipitate; breaking the cell walls of the thallus precipitate, and subjecting the wall-broken products to a plate and frame filtration to prepare PHA; pre-coating a filter cloth for the plate and frame filtration with a PHA layer; at least part of the water of the fermentation medium is PHA process wastewater. The method utilizes the PHA process wastewater as at least part of the water of the fermentation medium, and filters and separates the broken thallus with the plate and frame filtration equipment pre-coated with PHA layer to prepare PHA, thereby recycling the high-salt wastewater, reducing costs, and potentially separating PHA on a large scale for industrial production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignees: Nutrition & Health Research Institute, COFCO Corporation, COFCO (jilin) Bio-Chemical Technology CO., Ltd, COFCO Biotechnology Co., Ltd., Tsinghua University
    Inventors: Yi Tong, Yi Li, Fang Tian, Weiqiang Zhou, Yuanheng Guo, Guoqiang Chen, Dayong Li, Haijun Liu, Kejia Xu, Anni Liu, Bo Chen, Tai An, Xiaoyan Wang, Chao Peng, Xuemei Shen, Jin Tao, Lida Wu, Kai Yang, Qiong Wu
  • Patent number: 11154853
    Abstract: An assay is performed so as to identify a pathogen in a sample taken from a patient. The identity of the pathogen in the patient sample is used to select an antimicrobial for treatment of the patient. The antimicrobial can be selected in less than 7 hours after the patient sample is taken from the patient. For instance, when the sample is blood, the antimicrobial can be selected in less than 7 hours after the patient sample is taken from the patient. When the sample is urine, the antimicrobial can be selected in less than 4 hours after the patient sample is taken from the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: GeneFluidics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jen-Jr Gau, Michael Tomasek
  • Patent number: 11142745
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for long term continuous flow fermentation using a two vessel continuous culture fermentation apparatus are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: SCARAB GENOMICS, LLC
    Inventor: Frederick R. Blattner
  • Patent number: 11130938
    Abstract: The present invention provides anallergic compositions, including food products, comprising probiotic bacterial cultures including probiotic strains of Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium, Lactococcus, Streptococcus, and/or Staphylococcus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Probiotical S.p.A.
    Inventors: Giovanni Mogna, Gian Paolo Strozzi
  • Patent number: 11123374
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods and compositions for making and using pluripotent stem cell-derived oligodendrocyte progenitor cells. Provided herein are a population of oligodendrocyte progenitor cells (OPCs) derived from pluripotent stem cells, methods of generating the same for use in the treatment of acute spinal cord injury and other conditions affecting the CNS, and containers including the population of OPCs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward D. Wirth, III, Jane S. Lebkowski, Nathan C. Manley
  • Patent number: 11124790
    Abstract: A catalyst having a porous support having at least one of thermally or electrically conductive particles bonded by a polymer, and enzymes embedded into pores of the porous support. A process of manufacturing an enzyme-embedded porous support includes forming solution of monomers, enzymes, a solvent, and at least one of electrically and thermally conductive particles, polymerizing the monomers by adding initiators to the solution, and evaporating the solvent to produce an enzyme-embedded porous support. A process of manufacturing an enzyme embedded porous support, includes mixing enzymes, at least one of electrically conductive or thermally conductive particles, and a polymer in a solvent, and evaporating the solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: PALO ALTO RESEARCH CENTER INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Gabriel Iftime, Eric Cocker, Sean Garner, Jessica Louis Baker Rivest
  • Patent number: 11116748
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods for using reutericyclin or an analog thereof to reduce weight gain or induce weight loss in a mammal. Also provided herein are methods for using reutericyclin-producing Lactobacillus reuterii bacteria as a probiotic to reduce weight gain or to induce weight loss, particularly for subjects receiving an antibiotic or xenobiotic treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: The Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc.
    Inventors: John Richard Kirby, Orlando Grajo De Leon
  • Patent number: 11104877
    Abstract: Protein-rich nutrient supplements and animal feed supplements derived from an anaerobic bacterial process are generated through a myriad of cell rupturing and protein fractionation/purification processes. Bacterial fermentation systems and methods of obtaining one or more protein-containing portions from a fermentation process using carbon monoxide-containing gaseous substrates are provided. The invention further provides compositions of protein-rich nutrient supplements with useful applications for intake by a variety of different animals and humans.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventors: Ryan Senaratne, McKinzie Fruchtl, Abel Price
  • Patent number: 11085016
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a method for screening bacteria capable of tolerating and degrading ethylene oxide, comprising: preliminary screening, purification, ethylene oxide tolerance acclimatization, and ethylene oxide degradation acclimatization. The methods for screening and acclimatization provided by the present application is simple to operate, and the ability of the acclimatized strains to degrade ethylene oxide is significantly improved. Therefore, a series of ethylene oxide-degrading strains capable of tolerating and degrading ethylene oxide may be obtained, which have excellent treatment performance and is safe, environmentally friendly, and is of great significance for decontamination treatment of ethylene oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignees: CHIO KANG MEDICAL, INC., QIAOKANG BIOTECH (GUANGDONG) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jianlong Xue, Dongxin Hou, Xin Yin, Lijuan Jiang, Xuzhong Liao, Guqun Ren, Yecheng He, Ziping Zhu, Jiali Lin, Lixiong Feng
  • Patent number: 11072717
    Abstract: In the field of consumable materials for automatic analytical instruments, transparent plastic cuvettes having increased scratch resistance and a method for producing same includes contacting exclusively an outer surface of the transparent plastic cuvette with a liquid comprising at least one surfactant or with a triglyceride and subsequently drying the outer surface such that scattered-light optical properties of the transparent plastic are not adversely affected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Products GmbH
    Inventors: Josef Meindl, Oksana Pryshchepna
  • Patent number: 11060074
    Abstract: The present invention provides polymer brush constructs, for example, surfaces decorated with hyaluronan polymers, and methods of making the same. The constructs are useful as functional materials for numerous applications, e.g., as lubricants, implant coatings, bandages and other uses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
    Inventors: Jennifer E. Curtis, M. G. Finn, Wenbin Wei, Jessica Faubel
  • Patent number: 11052392
    Abstract: Methods for separating cells from a sample (e.g., separating fetal red blood cells from maternal blood) include introducing a sample including cells into one or more microfluidic channels. In one embodiment, the device includes at least two processing steps. For example, a mixture of cells is introduced into a microfluidic channel that selectively allows the passage of a desired type of cell, and the population of cells enriched in the desired type is then introduced into a second microfluidic channel that allows the passage of the desired cell to produce a population of cells further enriched in the desired type. The selection of cells is based on a property of the cells in the mixture, for example, size, shape, deformability, surface characteristics (e.g., cell surface receptors or antigens and membrane permeability), or intracellular properties (e.g., expression of a particular enzyme).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: The General Hospital Corporation
    Inventors: Mehmet Toner, George Truskey, Ravi Kapur
  • Patent number: 11053527
    Abstract: Described herein are efficient, low cost methods for making prebiotics that contain maltosyl-isomaltooligosaccharides (MIMOs), as well as compositions made by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: ISOThrive Inc.
    Inventors: Lee Madsen, II, Jack Oswald, Sarah Stanley
  • Patent number: 11053517
    Abstract: The invention provides for methods by which the economics of the gas fermentation process are improved. The invention provides for the integration of a fermentation process, with an industrial process and an electrolyzer process. The invention provides for the intermittent supply of electrolyzer feedstock from the electrolyzer process to the bioreactor for fermentation. The electrolyzer feedstock may displace at least a portion of the C1 feedstock from the industrial process. The electrolyzer feedstock may supplement the C1 feedstock from the industrial process. Whether or not the electrolyzer feedstock supplements or displaces the C1 feedstock with electrolyzer feedstock may be based upon a function of the cost per unit of the C1 feedstock, the cost per unit of the electrolyzer feedstock, and the value per unit of the fermentation product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: LanzaTech, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert John Conrado, Sean Dennis Simpson, Christophe Daniel Mihalcea
  • Patent number: 11040076
    Abstract: Useful probiotics have been selected among lactic acid bacteria strains of the genus L. acidophilus, L. crispatus, L. gasseri, L. helveticus and L. jensenii for their ability to kill urogenital and/or gastrointestinal pathogens and their ability to inhibit internalization of urogenital and/or gastrointestinal pathogens within urogenital and/or gastrointestinal epithelial cells in humans. Probiotic compositions comprise at least one of the said lactic acid bacteria strains in combination with a suitable delivery system, such as a food product or a beverage, a food or beverage compositions, a food or beverage supplement or adjuvant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: PROBIOSWISS AG
    Inventors: Federico Graf, Philipp Grob, Dominique Brassart
  • Patent number: 11015167
    Abstract: Methods and systems for efficient culturing of algae in open ponds are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: The University of Toledo
    Inventors: Brahmaiah Pendyala, Agasteswar Vadlamani, Sridhar Viamajala, Sasidhar Varanasi, Mohammadmatin Hanifzadeh