Patents by Inventor Alfredo Lopez

Alfredo Lopez 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: 20220258874
    Abstract: A fuel tank comprises an interior wall, a sump, and a baffle that comprises a center fitting, a full-length containment petal, a partial-length containment petal, a dump tube. The full-length containment petal comprises a full-length side edge, extending radially outward from the center fitting. The partial-length containment petal comprises a partial-length side edge, extending radially outward from the center fitting. The dump tube is connected to the sump. The full-length side edge of the full-length containment petal is longer than the partial-length side edge of the partial-length containment petal. All of the partial-length side edge of the partial-length containment petal is attached to a linear portion of the full-length side edge of the full-length containment petal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2021
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Jonathan David Embler, Tin Anh Luu, Morgan Ashley Lewis, John Matthew Nichols, Keith Charles Kreutztrager, Chinh Manh Cao, Jonathan Edward Toomey, Martin Edward Lozano, Alfredo Lopez
  • Publication number: 20220064228
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mutant of a parent filamentous fungal cell, comprising a coding sequence of a polypeptide of interest under the transcriptional control of a promoter regulated by a transcription factor, wherein the gene encoding the transcription factor is modified in the parent filamentous fungal cell to produce the mutant rendering the mutant deficient in the production of the transcription factor, which increases the productivity of the mutant in the production of the polypeptide of interest, and/or reduces or eliminates the cellulase-negative phenotype in the resulting mutant. The present invention also relates to a method for constructing such a mutant and a method of producing a polypeptide of interest with such a mutant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Applicant: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Suchindra Maiyuran, Alfredo Lopez De Leon
  • Patent number: 10875600
    Abstract: In traditional bicycle pedals, the mechanism that maintains a pedal's rocking synchronicity with the rotating crank consists of a spindle that extends in the interior of the pedal's cylindrical housing that is typically furnished with ball bearings, a washer, and a nut at the endmost part of the pedal to secure all of its axle components in place. To attach to the crank arm, the right side pedal spindle typically has a right-hand thread and removes counterclockwise while installs clockwise, and the left side pedal spindle has a left-hand thread that removes clockwise and installs counterclockwise. The present invention facilitates the mounting of bicycle pedals by using a square end (i.e. the four flat sides to the mounting end of the spindle) and a ball-lock mechanism to secure the pedal to the crank arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventor: Mario Alfredo Lopez
  • Publication number: 20200232602
    Abstract: Example implementations relate to Additive Manufacturing (AM) pressurization diffusers. An example diffuser includes an integral component configurable for receiving and diffusing pressurant. Particularly, the integral component includes multiple elements manufactured as a single-piece structure, including an inner filter, outer shell, and flange. The inner filter includes micro-diamond holes that enable pressurant received at an opening of the inner filter to diffuse out of the inner filter and subsequently through holes positioned in a shell surface of the outer shell. The flange can position the diffuser such that the opening of the inner filter is in pressurant communication with a pressurant source (e.g., opening of a tank) enabling the diffuser to receive and diffuse pressurant in a predefined pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher C. Veto, Martin E. Lozano, Victor John Barackman, Gary D. Grayson, Scott K. Oechsle, Alfredo Lopez
  • Publication number: 20200148730
    Abstract: The present invention relates to isolated polypeptides having cellulolytic enhancing activity and isolated polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides. The invention also relates to nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the polynucleotides as well as methods for producing and using the polypeptides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: Novozymes, Inc.
    Inventors: Kimberly Brown, Paul Harris, Elizabeth Zaretsky, Edward Re, Elena Vlasenko, Keith McFarland, Alfredo Lopez de Leon
  • Patent number: 10605409
    Abstract: Example implementations relate to Additive Manufacturing (AM) pressurization diffusers. An example diffuser includes an integral component configurable for receiving and diffusing pressurant. Particularly, the integral component includes multiple elements manufactured as a single-piece structure, including an inner filter, outer shell, and flange. The inner filter includes micro-diamond holes that enable pressurant received at an opening of the inner filter to diffuse out of the inner filter and subsequently through holes positioned in a shell surface of the outer shell. The flange can position the diffuser such that the opening of the inner filter is in pressurant communication with a pressurant source (e.g., opening of a tank) enabling the diffuser to receive and diffuse pressurant in a predefined pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Christopher C. Veto, Martin E. Lozano, Victor John Barackman, Gary D Grayson, Scott K Oechsle, Alfredo Lopez
  • Patent number: 10544195
    Abstract: The present invention relates to isolated polypeptides having cellulolytic enhancing activity and isolated polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides. The invention also relates to nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the polynucleotides as well as methods for producing and using the polypeptides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Novozymes, Inc.
    Inventors: Kimberly Brown, Paul Harris, Elizabeth Zaretsky, Edward Re, Elena Vlasenko, Keith McFarland, Alfredo Lopez de Leon
  • Patent number: 10280201
    Abstract: The present invention relates to isolated polypeptides having cellulolytic enhancing activity and isolated polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides. The invention also relates to nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the polynucleotides as well as methods for producing and using the polypeptides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Novozymes, Inc.
    Inventors: Kimberly Brown, Paul Harris, Elizabeth Zaretsky, Edward Re, Elena Vlasenko, Keith McFarland, Alfredo Lopez de Leon
  • Publication number: 20190023751
    Abstract: The present invention relates to isolated polypeptides having cellulolytic enhancing activity and isolated polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides. The invention also relates to nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the polynucleotides as well as methods for producing and using the polypeptides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: Novozymes, Inc.
    Inventors: Kimberly Brown, Paul Harris, Elizabeth Zaretsky, Edward Re, Elena Vlasenko, Keith McFarland, Alfredo Lopez de Leon
  • Publication number: 20190003646
    Abstract: Example implementations relate to Additive Manufacturing (AM) pressurization diffusers. An example diffuser includes an integral component configurable for receiving and diffusing pressurant. Particularly, the integral component includes multiple elements manufactured as a single-piece structure, including an inner filter, outer shell, and flange. The inner filter includes micro-diamond holes that enable pressurant received at an opening of the inner filter to diffuse out of the inner filter and subsequently through holes positioned in a shell surface of the outer shell. The flange can position the diffuser such that the opening of the inner filter is in pressurant communication with a pressurant source (e.g., opening of a tank) enabling the diffuser to receive and diffuse pressurant in a predefined pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher C. Veto, Martin E. Lozano, Victor John Barackman, Gary D. Grayson, Scott K. Oechsle, Alfredo Lopez
  • Patent number: 9970389
    Abstract: An antivortex device for use in suppressing formation of a vortex created by fluid flowing through multiple outlet ports defined in a sump is provided. The antivortex device includes a plurality of center plates extending through a central axis of the sump, an extension plate substantially aligned with one of the plurality of center plates and extending substantially radially outward from the central axis, and a top plate coupled to the plurality of center plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Alfredo Lopez, Gary David Grayson, Stephen Michael Addison
  • Publication number: 20180072779
    Abstract: The present invention relates to isolated polypeptides having cellulolytic enhancing activity and isolated polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides. The invention also relates to nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the polynucleotides as well as methods for producing and using the polypeptides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Applicant: Novozymes, Inc.
    Inventors: Kimberly Brown, Paul Harris, Elizabeth Zaretsky, Edward Re, Elena Vlasenko, Keith McFarland, Alfredo Lopez de Leon
  • Patent number: 9771569
    Abstract: The present invention relates to isolated polypeptides having xylanase activity and isolated polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides. The invention also relates to nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the polynucleotides as well as methods of producing and using the polypeptides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: NOVOZYMES A/S
    Inventors: Alfredo Lopez de Leon, Michael Rey
  • Patent number: 9751916
    Abstract: The present invention relates to isolated polypeptides having cellulolytic enhancing activity and isolated polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides. The invention also relates to nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the polynucleotides as well as methods for producing and using the polypeptides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Novozymes, Inc.
    Inventors: Kimberly Brown, Paul Harris, Elizabeth Zaretsky, Edward Re, Elena Vlasenko, Keith McFarland, Alfredo Lopez de Leon
  • Patent number: 9493759
    Abstract: The present invention relates to isolated polypeptides having aspartic endopeptidase activity and isolated polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides. The invention also relates to nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the polynucleotides as well as methods of producing and using the polypeptides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Novozymes, Inc.
    Inventors: Beth Nelson, Alfredo Lopez de Leon, Michael Rey
  • Publication number: 20160289279
    Abstract: The present invention relates to isolated polypeptides having cellulolytic enhancing activity and isolated polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides. The invention also relates to nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the polynucleotides as well as methods for producing and using the polypeptides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: Kimberly Brown, Paul Harris, Elizabeth Zaretsky, Edward Re, Elena Vlasenko, Keith McFarland, Alfredo Lopez de Leon
  • Publication number: 20160237417
    Abstract: The present invention relates to isolated polypeptides having xylanase activity and isolated polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides. The invention also relates to nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the polynucleotides as well as methods of producing and using the polypeptides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventors: Alfredo Lopez de Leon, Michael Rey
  • Patent number: 9410165
    Abstract: The present invention relates to isolated polypeptides having cellulolytic enhancing activity and isolated polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides. The invention also relates to nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the polynucleotides as well as methods for producing and using the polypeptides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Novozymes, Inc.
    Inventors: Kimberly Brown, Paul Harris, Elizabeth Zaretsky, Edward Re, Elena Vlasenko, Keith McFarland, Alfredo Lopez de Leon
  • Publication number: 20160183607
    Abstract: A protective clothing article including a wearable member placeable over the torso of a user, includes an upper portion for engaging the user's shoulders, and a lower portion disposed, when worn by the user, at a vertical position generally similar to the pelvis of the user. At least two deployable airbags are disposed on the lower portion of the clothing article at a vertical position generally similar to the pelvis of a user. A compressed air source is provided for injecting air into the air bags upon deployment of the air bags to inflate the airbags. The clothing article also includes at least two sensors capable of detecting and sensing information relating to the direction and velocity of movement of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Applicant: Biosensor, LLC
    Inventors: Alfredo Lopez Yunez, Diana Vasquez Torres, Ajay Kumar Bandi
  • Patent number: 9353360
    Abstract: The present invention relates to isolated polypeptides having xylanase activity and isolated polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides. The invention also relates to nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the polynucleotides as well as methods of producing and using the polypeptides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Novozymes, Inc.
    Inventors: Alfredo Lopez de Leon, Michael Rey