Patents by Inventor Andrew Reeves

Andrew Reeves 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: 20190155796
    Abstract: A method and system for mapping data elements between a source data structure and a target data structure. A source data element is mapped to a target data element by matching a source key and value pair to a target key and value pair. A parent source Soundex key for each parent element of the source data element is created. A parent target Soundex key for each parent element of a plurality of target data elements snatching the first Soundex key of the source data element is created. The parent source Soundex key for each parent element of the source data element is compared with each parent target Soundex key. The source data element is mapped to the target data element having the parent target Soundex key that matches the parent source Soundex key.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Andrew J. Coleman, John A. Reeve
  • Publication number: 20180289208
    Abstract: A liquid infusion system has an infusion chamber with open top and bottom ends. The top end has a removable cover. Flavored ingredients are placed in the chamber. A lower housing is rotatably secured to the bottom end of the chamber. A one-way valve located within the lower housing allows liquid flow in only a single direction. A stopper configured to be inserted into a bottle of virgin liquid is connected to the lower housing. When the system is tilted downward, virgin liquid is free to flow from the bottle and into the chamber. Bringing the bottle to vertical closes the valve and allows the virgin liquid and any ingredients placed in the chamber to steep, to produce a flavored infused beverage. The lower housing can be rotated and locked into a position in relation to the infusion chamber to prevent the flow of liquid into or out of the chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Dean Chapman, Shane Blomberg, Ed Kilduff, Andrew Reeves
  • Patent number: 9790522
    Abstract: The invention relates to the fields of bacterial metabolism and the utilization or consumption of short-chain carboxylic acids to reduced products. Specifically, it relates to syngas fermentations using monocultures of syngas-utilizing homoacetogenic bacteria for the production of alcohols using native alcohol dehydrogenase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Synata Bio
    Inventors: Andrew Reeves, Richard Tobey, Mike Enzien
  • Patent number: 9734139
    Abstract: A system for monitoring and auditing data in one or more spreadsheets comprises a file store within which files containing spreadsheet data can be stored, a database, and monitoring means. The monitoring means is operative to detect changes in spreadsheet data within the file store and to record the changes in the database. The system may comprise an entity selector for selecting entities in a spreadsheet, and a tracker for tracking the shift in position of entities. An offset determinator derives offset values representing the shift in position of the entities. An offset applicator applies the offset values to the spreadsheet data before comparing the spreadsheet data with a version of the spreadsheet data at a different time point. In a further aspect, the invention provides a system for processing and storing spreadsheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Cluster Seven Limited
    Inventors: Andrew Reeves, James Culverwell, Aaron Wittman
  • Publication number: 20160298143
    Abstract: The invention relates to the fields of bacterial metabolism and the utilization or consumption of short-chain carboxylic acids to reduced products. Specifically, it relates to syngas fermentations using monocultures of syngas-utilizing homoacetogenic bacteria for the production of alcohols using native alcohol dehydrogenase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventors: Andrew Reeves, Richard Tobey, Mike Enzien
  • Patent number: 9464302
    Abstract: The methods are disclosed for sustaining a population of microorganisms in an aqueous fermentation broth used in a process to convert syngas to alcohol when the supply of syngas is decreased or ceased. The methods involve supplying at least one reducible anion in a rate an amount sufficient to maintain the population of microorganisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Synata Bio, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Hickey, Andrew Reeves
  • Patent number: 9428755
    Abstract: This invention provides isolated polynucleotides encoding DNA Type I methyltransferase and uses thereof for improving transformation efficiencies of exogenous and endogenous plasmid DNA into Clostridial hosts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Inventor: Andrew Reeves
  • Publication number: 20160244339
    Abstract: A membrane treatment plant having at least two stages (53), (69), (75) arranged serially is disclosed. Each stage (53), (69), (75) comprises at least four membrane units (55) arranged in parallel, with each membrane unit (55) having an inlet (57), a feed/concentrate outlet (59) and a permeate outlet (61). Each stage (53), (69), (75) has a common inlet header (51), (67), or (73) and a common outlet header (65), (71) or (77), with the common outlet header (65) (71) of an upstream stage connecting to the common inlet header (67) (73) respectively of an immediately downstream stage. Each membrane unit (55) has an inlet flow control valve (93) connecting between its inlet (57) and the common inlet header of the stage in which it is located, and an outlet flow control valve (63) connecting between its outlet (59) and the common outlet header stage in which it is located.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Inventors: Luke Andrew REEVES, Mark Alistair PEACOCK
  • Patent number: 9284538
    Abstract: Gene sequences of key acetogenic clostridial species were sequenced and isolated. Genes of interest were identified, and functionality was established. Key genes of interest for metabolic catalyzing activity in clostridial species include a three-gene operon coding for CODH activity, a two-gene operon coding for PTA-ACK, and a novel acetyl coenzyme A reductase. The promoter regions of the two operons and the acetyl coA reductase are manipulated to increase ethanol production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Inventors: Andrew Reeves, Rathin Datta
  • Publication number: 20160010118
    Abstract: The methods are disclosed for sustaining a population of microorganisms in an aqueous fermentation broth used in a process to convert syngas to alcohol when the supply of syngas is decreased or ceased. The methods involve supplying at least one reducible anion in a rate an amount sufficient to maintain the population of microorganisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventors: Andrew Reeves, Robert Hickey
  • Publication number: 20150322402
    Abstract: This invention provides compositions for the production of butanol. Specifically, the compositions of the present invention use syntrophic co-cultures for the production of butanol from syngas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Inventors: Rathin Datta, Andrew Reeves
  • Publication number: 20150191736
    Abstract: This invention provides isolated polynucleotides encoding DNA Type I methyltransferase and uses thereof for improving transformation efficiencies of exogenous and endogenous plasmid DNA into Clostridial hosts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Inventor: Andrew Reeves
  • Publication number: 20150191749
    Abstract: Essential genes coding for the metabolic pathway of solventogenic autotrophic Clostridia were sequenced, and functionality was confirmed. The present invention utilizes a comparative inter-species approach to develop the minimum set of essential genes for metabolic function and estimate productivity in species of suspected solventogenic capability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Inventors: Andrew Reeves, Fenglin Yin
  • Patent number: 9045760
    Abstract: Gene sequences of key acetogenic clostridial species were sequenced and isolated. Genes of interest were identified, and functionality was established. Key genes of interest for metabolic catalyzing activity in clostridial species include a three-gene operon coding for CODH activity, a two-gene operon coding for PTA-ACK, and a novel acetyl coenzyme A reductase. The promoter regions of the two operons and the acetyl coA reductase are manipulated to increase ethanol production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Coskata, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Reeves, Rathin Datta
  • Patent number: 9045758
    Abstract: This invention provides isolated polynucleotides encoding DNA Type I methyltransferase and uses thereof for improving transformation efficiencies of exogenous and endogenous plasmid DNA into Clostridial hosts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Coskata, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Reeves
  • Patent number: 9040268
    Abstract: A method of operating a fermentation zone for the production of ethanol from syngas uses a crotonate-like compound to prevent or reverse the effects of butyrogen contamination. The crotonate-like compound works in continuous fermentation processes to reduce or eliminate contamination from butyrate and butanol in the syngas derived ethanol product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Coskata, Inc.
    Inventors: Rathin Datta, Andrew Reeves, Laura T. Kliman
  • Patent number: 9034617
    Abstract: Processes are disclosed for the anaerobic bioconversion of syngas to oxygenated organic compound that use an in situ method for protecting the microorganisms from hydrogen cyanide contained in the syngas that passes to the fermentation broth. The fermentation broth is maintained at a pH of between about 4 and 6, and dissolved metal cation of one or more of iron, cobalt, nickel and zinc is provided to the fermentation broth in an amount sufficient to form, under the conditions of the fermentation broth, a substantially insoluble metal complex with the metal cation and cyanide anion. The rate of formation of the insoluble complex is sufficiently high that that the amount of cyanide that is taken up by microorganisms does not result in an undue adverse effect on the population of microorganisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Coskata, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Hickey, Jianxin Du, Andrew Reeves, Richard E. Tobey
  • Patent number: 9015309
    Abstract: A networked probe system for a communications network (28) comprising at least one user device and at least one network device, comprises a plurality of probes (25). A probe (25) is provided in each path between the or each user device and the or each network device. Each probe (25) stores one or more parameters of interest. The probes (25) monitor communication from the user device for a subset of the communication satisfying the one or more parameters. On determining the presence of the one or more parameters in the subset of the communication, the probe (25) provides a notification to all other probes in the network (28).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Roke Manor Research Limited
    Inventors: Neil Duxbury, Andrew Reeve
  • Patent number: 8987431
    Abstract: Essential genes coding for the metabolic pathway of solventogenic autotrophic Clostridia were sequenced, and functionality was confirmed. The present invention utilizes a comparative inter-species approach to develop the minimum set of essential genes for metabolic function and estimate productivity in species of suspected solventogenic capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Coskata, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Reeves, Fenglin Yin
  • Patent number: D776358
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Scott Health & Safety Limited
    Inventors: Andrew Reeves, Christopher Ellerby