Patents by Inventor Ana Sanchez

Ana Sanchez 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: 20200165580
    Abstract: The invention refers to polypeptides with polysaccharide monooxygenase activity, to a host cell that expresses them, preferably a Myceliophthora thermophila cell that recombinantly expresses at least one of these polypeptides, to an enzymatic composition comprising at least one of these polypeptides, preferably together with other cellulolytic enzymes, the use of this host cell, of at least one of the polypeptides with polysaccharide monooxygenase activity or of the enzymatic composition for the degradation of cellulosic biomass and to a process for the production of bioproducts, preferably bioethanol, including the use of this host cell, of at least one of the polypeptides of the invention or of the enzymatic composition of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Lucía MARTÍN PÉREZ, Bruno DÍEZ GARCÍA, Francisco Manuel REYES SOSA, Noelia VALBUENA CRESPO, Antonio Javier MORENO PÉREZ, Dolores PÉREZ GÓMEZ, Ana Isabel PLATERO GÓMEZ, Sandra GAVALDÁ MARTÍN, Laura VIÑAS DE LA CRUZ, Javier ROCHA MARTÍN, Laura SÁNCHEZ ZAMORANO, María De Los Angeles BERMÚDEZ ALCÁNTARA, Laura LEDESMA GARCÍA, Juan Luis RAMOS MARTÍN
  • Publication number: 20200129609
    Abstract: The present invention provides an attenuated African Swine Fever (ASF) virus which lacks a functional version of the following genes: multigene-family 360 genes 9L, 10L, 11L, 12L, 13L and 14L; and multigene-family 505 genes 1R, 2R, 3R and 4R. The invention further provides an attenuated African Swine Fever (ASF) virus which Lacks a functional version of the DP148R gene. The present invention also provides a vaccine comprising such an attenuated virus and its use to prevent ASF. Further, the invention relates to intranasal administration of an attenuated ASF virus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Charles Abrams, Ana-Luisa Reis, Chris Netherton, Linda Dixon, Dave Chapman, Pedro Sanchez-Cordon
  • Publication number: 20200123030
    Abstract: Various techniques are provided in relation to flocculation and/or dewatering of thick fine tailings, with shear conditioning of flocculated tailings material in accordance with a pre-determined shearing parameter, such as the Camp Number. One example method of treating thick fine tailings including dispersing a flocculant into the thick fine tailings to form a flocculating mixture; shearing the flocculating mixture to increase yield stress and produce a flocculated mixture; shear conditioning the flocculated mixture to decrease the yield stress and break down flocs, the shear conditioning being performed in accordance with the pre-determined shearing parameter to produce conditioned flocculated material within a water release zone where release water separates from the conditioned flocculated material. The conditioned flocculated material can then be subjected to dewatering, for example by depositing, thickening or filtering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: MARVIN WEISS, ANA SANCHEZ, TREVOR BUGG, ADRIAN REVINGTON
  • Patent number: 10624355
    Abstract: There is provided a lactic acid bacteria strain, Lactococcus lactis with accession number IDAC 270613-01, having a short fermentation lag phase of 1 to 5 hours which is compatible with modern bread making methods. Pre-ferment methods which use the strain for manufacture of leavened products and the leavened products produced therefrom are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: LALLEMAND, INC.
    Inventors: Ana Sanchez Jimena, J Kevin Kraus
  • Patent number: 10626381
    Abstract: The invention refers to methods and compositions for stabilizing and increasing the activity of enzymatic mixtures comprising GH61 (PMO or polysaccharide monooxigenase) polypeptides used for the degradation of cellulosic material during the saccharification step of biofuel production processes. This improvement is achieved by the addition of a nickel cation to said enzymatic mixtures before and/or during the saccharification step. Thus, the invention provides compositions comprising PMOs, cellulolytic enzymes and a nickel cation, as well as methods for preparing said compositions and methods for producing fermentable sugars and bioproducts, preferably bioethanol, from cellulosic biomass in which said compositions are used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: ABENGOA BIOENERGÍA NUEVAS TECNOLOGÍAS, S. A.
    Inventors: Francisco Manuel Reyes Sosa, Bruno Díez García, Noelia Valbuena Crespo, Antonio Javier Moreno Pérez, Dolores Pérez Gómez, Ana Isabel Platero Gómez, Lucía Martín Pérez, Sandra Gavaldá Martín, Laura Viñas De La Cruz, Laura Sánchez Zamorano, Consolación Álvarez Núñez, María de los Angeles Bermúdez Alcántara, Javier Rocha Martín, Laura Ledesma García, Juan Luis Ramos Martín
  • Publication number: 20200046641
    Abstract: The invention refers to a product made of liposomes which comprises lactoferrin and a component selected from hyaluronic acid or chitosan, as active ingredients, as well as to compositions comprising it and their use in the prevention and/or treatment of diseases related to the eye, such as for example the ocular diseases characterized by the presence of an inflammatory condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Ana Laura LÓPEZ MACHADO, Elena SÁNCHEZ LÓPEZ, Maria Luisa GARCIA LOPEZ, Martina BIANCARDI
  • Patent number: 10550205
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a process for preparing water-dispersible single-chain polymeric nanoparticles, which comprises cross-linking a polymer having a solubility equal to or higher than 100 mg per litre of water, and an amount of complementary reactive groups comprised from 5 to 60 molar % of the total amount of monomer units present in the polymer chain; with a crosslinking agent having crosslinkable groups; at a temperature comprised from 20 to 25° C. in the absence of a catalyst; to obtain water-dispersible conjugates and compositions containing the nanoparticle; and the use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: FUNDACIÓN CIDETEC
    Inventors: Miren Karmele Aiertza Otxotorena, Laura Sánchez Abella, Ana Belén Benito Collado, Iraida Loinaz Bordonabe, Germán Cabañero, Hans-Jürgen Grande, Marco Marradi, Raquel Gracia España
  • Patent number: 10507237
    Abstract: The present invention provides an attenuated African Swine Fever (ASF) virus which lacks a functional version of the following genes: multigene-family 360 genes 9L, 10L, 11L, 12L, 13L and 14L; and multigene-family 505 genes 1R, 2R, 3R and 4R. The invention further provides an attenuated African Swine Fever (ASF) virus which lacks a functional version of the DP148R gene. The present invention also provides a vaccine comprising such an attenuated virus and its use to prevent ASF. Further, the invention relates to intranasal administration of an attenuated ASF virus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: The Pirbright Institute
    Inventors: Charles Abrams, Ana-Luisa Reis, Chris Netherton, Linda Dixon, Dave Chapman, Pedro Sanchez-Cordon
  • Patent number: 10494277
    Abstract: Various techniques are provided in relation to flocculation and/or dewatering of thick fine tailings, with shear conditioning of flocculated tailings material in accordance with a pre-determined shearing parameter, such as the Camp Number. One example method of treating thick fine tailings including dispersing a flocculant into the thick fine tailings to form a flocculating mixture; shearing the flocculating mixture to increase yield stress and produce a flocculated mixture; shear conditioning the flocculated mixture to decrease the yield stress and break down flocs, the shear conditioning being performed in accordance with the pre-determined shearing parameter to produce conditioned flocculated material within a water release zone where release water separates from the conditioned flocculated material. The conditioned flocculated material can then be subjected to dewatering, for example by depositing, thickening or filtering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Suncor Energy Inc.
    Inventors: Marvin Weiss, Ana Sanchez, Trevor Bugg, Adrian Revington
  • Publication number: 20190300914
    Abstract: The invention relates to a host cell, preferably a Myceliophthora thermophila cell, which presents a lower expression and/or secretion of non-contributory cellulolytic enzymes, preferably where the non-contributory cellulolytic enzyme is endoglucanase 6 comprising SEQ ID NO: 2, thereby promoting the presence of contributory cellulolytic enzymes in the enzymatic cocktail synthesised by said host cell. The invention also relates to the use of said host cells and the enzymatic cocktails synthesised by said host cells for the production of fermentable sugars of biomass and a method for producing bioproducts, preferably bioethanol, comprising the use of said host cell or the composition according to the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Bruno DÍEZ GARCÍA, Noelia VALBUENA CRESPO, Francisco REYES SOSA, Antonio Javier MORENO PÉREZ, Dolores PÉREZ GÓMEZ, Ana Isabel PLATERO GÓMEZ, Lucia MARTÍN PÉREZ, Sandra GAVALDÁ MARTÍN, Laura VIÑAS DE LA CRUZ, Laura SÁNCHEZ ZAMORANO, Consolación ÁLVAREZ NÚÑEZ, María De LosÁngeles BERMÚDEZ ALCÁNTRARA, Javier ROCHA MARTÍN, Laura LEDESMA GARCÍA, Ricardo ARJONA ANTOLÍN, Juan Luis RAMOS MARTÍN
  • Patent number: 10385324
    Abstract: The present invention relates to variants of cellobiohydrolase, preferably Cbh1, which have greater cellobiohydrolase activity. The invention also relates to a genetic construct, a host cell and to an enzyme composition comprising said variants. The invention further relates to a procedure for producing fermentable sugar and a procedure for producing a bioproduct, such as bioethanol, from cellulose material with the cellobiohydrolase variants, the host cell or the enzyme composition comprising said variants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: ABENGOA BIOENERGÍA NUEVAS TECNOLOGÍAS, S.A.
    Inventors: Bruno Díez García, Noelia Valbuena Crespo, Francisco Manuel Reyes Sosa, Antonio Javier Moreno Pérez, Dolores Pérez Gómez, Ana Isabel Platero Gómez, Lucia Martín Pérez, Sandra Gavaldá Martín, Laura Viñas De La Cruz, Laura Sánchez Zamorano, Consolación Álvarez Núñez, María de los Ángeles Bermúdez Alcántara, Javier Rocha Martín, Laura Ledesma García, Juan Luis Ramos Martín, Laura Benítez Casanova, Macarena López Morales
  • Publication number: 20170267558
    Abstract: Techniques are described that relate to enhancing flocculation and dewatering of thick fine tailings, for example by reducing process oscillations. One example method includes dispersing a flocculant into thick fine tailings having a turbulent flow regime to produce turbulent flocculating tailings; subjecting the turbulent flocculating tailings to shear to build up flocs and increase yield stress, to produce a flocculated material having a non-turbulent flow regime; and shear conditioning the flocculated material to decrease the yield stress and produce conditioned flocculated tailings within a water release zone; and dewatering the conditioned flocculated tailings, for example by employing sub-aerial deposition. The thick fine tailings may have a Bingham Reynolds Number of at least 40,000 upon flocculant addition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: TREVOR BUGG, ANA SANCHEZ, ADRIAN REVINGTON, JAMES PATRICK MACAULAY
  • Patent number: 9708206
    Abstract: Techniques are described that relate to enhancing flocculation and dewatering of thick fine tailings, for example by reducing process oscillations. One example method includes dispersing a flocculant into thick fine tailings having a turbulent flow regime to produce turbulent flocculating tailings; subjecting the turbulent flocculating tailings to shear to build up flocs and increase yield stress, to produce a flocculated material having a non-turbulent flow regime; and shear conditioning the flocculated material to decrease the yield stress and produce conditioned flocculated tailings within a water release zone; and dewatering the conditioned flocculated tailings, for example by employing sub-aerial deposition. The thick fine tailings may have a Bingham Reynolds Number of at least 40,000 upon flocculant addition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: SUNCOR ENERGY INC.
    Inventors: Trevor Bugg, Ana Sanchez, Adrian Revington, James Patrick Macaulay
  • Publication number: 20160205952
    Abstract: There is provided a lactic acid bacteria strain, Lactococcus lactis with accession number IDAC 270613-01, having a short fermentation lag phase of 1 to 5 hours which is compatible with modern bread making methods. Pre-ferment methods which use the strain for manufacture of leavened products and the leavened products produced therefrom are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Inventors: Ana Sanchez Jimena, J Kevin Kraus
  • Publication number: 20150299005
    Abstract: Various techniques are provided in relation to flocculation and/or dewatering of thick fine tailings, with shear conditioning of flocculated tailings material in accordance with a pre-determined shearing parameter, such as the Camp Number. One example method of treating thick fine tailings including dispersing a flocculant into the thick fine tailings to form a flocculating mixture; shearing the flocculating mixture to increase yield stress and produce a flocculated mixture; shear conditioning the flocculated mixture to decrease the yield stress and break down flocs, the shear conditioning being performed in accordance with the pre-determined shearing parameter to produce conditioned flocculated material within a water release zone where release water separates from the conditioned flocculated material. The conditioned flocculated material can then be subjected to dewatering, for example by depositing, thickening or filtering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Inventors: MARVIN WEISS, ANA SANCHEZ, TREVOR BUGG, ADRIAN REVINGTON
  • Publication number: 20150203385
    Abstract: Techniques for injecting gas, such as compressed air, into thick fine tailings can promote water release or flocculant dosage reduction and thereby ameliorate dewatering operations of the thick fine tailings. Gas injection may be done before, during or after addition of a polymer flocculant into the thick fine tailings. Gas injection may be done in an amount, pressure or with gas bubbles so as to reduce the flocculant dosage requirements or increase the water release from released thick fine tailings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Inventors: Adrian Revington, Ana Sanchez, Trevor Bugg, Jamie Eastwood
  • Publication number: 20150144571
    Abstract: Techniques are described that relate to enhancing flocculation and dewatering of thick fine tailings, for example by reducing process oscillations. One example method includes dispersing a flocculant into thick fine tailings having a turbulent flow regime to produce turbulent flocculating tailings; subjecting the turbulent flocculating tailings to shear to build up flocs and increase yield stress, to produce a flocculated material having a non-turbulent flow regime; and shear conditioning the flocculated material to decrease the yield stress and produce conditioned flocculated tailings within a water release zone; and dewatering the conditioned flocculated tailings, for example by employing sub-aerial deposition. The thick fine tailings may have a Bingham Reynolds Number of at least 40,000 upon flocculant addition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Trevor Bugg, Ana Sanchez, Adrian Revington, James Macaulay