Patents by Inventor Aravind Somanchi

Aravind Somanchi 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).

  • Patent number: 10683522
    Abstract: Recombinant DNA techniques are used to produce oleaginous recombinant cells that produce triglyceride oils having desired fatty acid profiles and regiospecific or stereospecific profiles. Genes manipulated include those encoding stearoyl-ACP desaturase, delta 12 fatty acid desaturase, acyl-ACP thioesterase, ketoacyl-ACP synthase, and lysophosphatidic acid acyltransferase. The oil produced can have enhanced oxidative or thermal stability, or can be useful as a frying oil, shortening, roll-in shortening, tempering fat, cocoa butter replacement, as a lubricant, or as a feedstock for various chemical processes. The fatty acid profile can be enriched in midchain profiles or the oil can be enriched in triglycerides of the saturated-unsaturated-saturated type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: CORBION BIOTECH, INC.
    Inventors: Scott Franklin, Aravind Somanchi, George Rudenko, Riyaz Bhat, Xinhua Zhao, Risha Bond, Walter Rakitsky, Alejandro Marangoni, Diza Braksmayer
  • Publication number: 20200032302
    Abstract: Recombinant DNA techniques are used to produce oleaginous recombinant cells that produce triglyceride oils having desired fatty acid profiles and regiospecific or stereospecific profiles. Genes manipulated include those encoding stearoyl-ACP desaturase, delta 12 fatty acid desaturase, acyl-ACP thioesterase, ketoacyl-ACP synthase, and lysophosphatidic acid acyltransferase. The oil produced can have enhanced oxidative or thermal stability, or can be useful as a frying oil, shortening, roll-in shortening, tempering fat, cocoa butter replacement, as a lubricant, or as a feedstock for various chemical processes. The fatty acid profile can be enriched in midchain profiles or the oil can be enriched in triglycerides of the saturated-unsaturated-saturated type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Scott Franklin, Aravind Somanchi, George Rudenko, Riyaz Bhat, Xinhua Zhao, Risha Bond, Walter Rakitsky, Alejandro Marangoni, Diza Braksmayer
  • Publication number: 20190345463
    Abstract: The present invention relates to beta-ketoacyl ACP synthase genes of the KASI/KASIV type and proteins encoded by these genes. The genes can be included in nucleic acid constructs, vectors or host cells. Expression of the gene products can alter the fatty acid profile of host cells. The KAS genes can be combined with a FATA or FATB thioesterase gene to create a cell that produces an increased amount of C8-C16 fatty acids. Suitable host cells include plastidic cells of plants or microalgae. Oleaginous microalga host cells with the new genes are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: David Davis, George Rudenko, Aravind Somanchi, Jason Casolari, Scott Franklin, Aren Ewing
  • Patent number: 10316299
    Abstract: The present invention relates to beta-ketoacyl ACP synthase genes of the KASI/KASIV type and proteins encoded by these genes. The genes can be included in nucleic acid constructs, vectors or host cells. Expression of the gene products can alter the fatty acid profile of host cells. The KAS genes can be combined with a FATA or FATB thioesterase gene to create a cell that produces an increased amount of C8-C16 fatty acids. Suitable host cells include plastidic cells of plants or microalgae. Oleaginous microalga host cells with the new genes are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: CORBION BIOTECH, INC.
    Inventors: David Davis, George N. Rudenko, Aravind Somanchi, Jason Casolari, Scott Franklin, Aren Ewing
  • Patent number: 10287613
    Abstract: Recombinant DNA techniques are used to produce oleaginous recombinant cells that produce triglyceride oils having desired fatty acid profiles and regiospecific or stereospecific profiles. Genes manipulated include those encoding stearoyl-ACP desturase, delta 12 fatty acid desaturase, acyl-ACP thioesterase, ketoacyl-ACP synthase, and lysophosphatidic acid acyltransferase. The oil produced can have enhanced oxidative or thermal stability, or can be useful as a frying oil, shortening, roll-in shortening, tempering fat, cocoa butter replacement, as a lubricant, or as a feedstock for various chemical processes. The fatty acid profile can be enriched in midchain profiles or the oil can be enriched in triglycerides of the saturated-unsaturated-saturated type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: CORBION BIOTECH, INC.
    Inventors: Scott Franklin, Aravind Somanchi, George N. Rudenko, Riyaz Bhat, Xinhua Zhao, Risha Bond, Walter Rakitsky, Alejandro Marangoni, Diza Braksmayer
  • Patent number: 10260076
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods of manufacturing renewable chemicals through the manufacture of novel triglyceride oils followed by chemical modification of the oils. Methods such as transesterification, hydrogenation, hydrocracking, deoxygenation, isomerization, interesterification, hydroxylation, hydrolysis and saponification are disclosed. Novel oils containing fatty acid chain lengths of C8, C10, C12 or C14 are also disclosed and are useful as feedstocks in the methods of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: CORBION BIOTECH, INC.
    Inventors: Scott Franklin, Aravind Somanchi, Karen Espina, George N. Rudenko, Penelope Chua
  • Publication number: 20190100780
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for the production of oil, fuels, oleochemicals, and other compounds in recombinant microorganisms are provided, including oil-bearing microorganisms and methods of low cost cultivation of such microorganisms. Microalgal cells containing exogenous genes encoding, for example, a lipase, a sucrose transporter, a sucrose invertase, a fructokinase, a polysaccharide-degrading enzyme, a keto acyl-ACP synthase enzyme, a fatty acyl-ACP thioesterase, a fatty acyl-CoA/aldehyde reductase, a fatty acyl-CoA reductase, a fatty aldehyde reductase, a fatty acid hydroxylase, a desaturase enzyme, a fatty aldehyde decarbonylase, and/or an acyl carrier protein are useful in manufacturing transportation fuels such as renewable diesel, biodiesel, and renewable jet fuel, as well as oleochemicals such as functional fluids, surfactants, soaps and lubricants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Scott Franklin, Aravind Somanchi, Janice Wee, George Rudenko, Jeffrey L. Moseley, Walter Rakitsky, Xinhua Zhao, Riyaz Bhat
  • Patent number: 10231907
    Abstract: Provided herein are microalgal skin care compositions and methods of improving the health and appearance of skin. Also provided are methods of using polysaccharides for applications such as topical personal care products, cosmetics, and wrinkle reduction compositions. The invention also provides novel decolorized microalgal compositions useful for improving the health and appearance of skin. The invention also includes insoluble polysaccharide particles for application to human skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Algenist Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeff Avila, Geoffrey Brooks, Anthony G. Day, Aravind Somanchi
  • Publication number: 20190002934
    Abstract: Recombinant DNA techniques are used to produce oleaginous recombinant cells that produce triglyceride oils having desired fatty acid profiles and regiospecific or stereospecific profiles. Genes manipulated include those encoding stearoyl-ACP desaturase, delta 12 fatty acid desaturase, acyl-ACP thioesterase, ketoacyl-ACP synthase, and lysophosphatidic acid acyltransferase. The oil produced can have enhanced oxidative or thermal stability, or can be useful as a frying oil, shortening, roll-in shortening, tempering fat, cocoa butter replacement, as a lubricant, or as a feedstock for various chemical processes. The fatty acid profile can be enriched in midchain profiles or the oil can be enriched in triglycerides of the saturated-unsaturated-saturated type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Scott Franklin, Aravind Somanchi, George Rudenko, Riyaz Bhat, Xinhua Zhao, Jeffrey L. Moseley
  • Publication number: 20180327758
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for the production of food compositions, oils, fuels, oleochemicals, and other compounds in recombinant microorganisms are provided, including oil-bearing microorganisms and methods of low cost cultivation of such microorganisms. Microalgal cells containing exogenous genes encoding, for example, a lipase, a sucrose transporter, a sucrose invertase, a fructokinase, a polysaccharide-degrading enzyme, a keto acyl-ACP synthase enzyme, a fatty acyl-ACP thioesterase, a fatty acyl-CoA/aldehyde reductase, a fatty acyl-CoA reductase, a fatty aldehyde reductase, a fatty aldehyde decarbonylase, and/or an acyl carrier protein are useful in manufacturing food compositions, and transportation fuels such as renewable diesel, biodiesel, and renewable jet fuel, as well as oleochemicals such as functional fluids, surfactants, soaps and lubricants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Scott Franklin, Aravind Somanchi, Janice Wee, George Rudenko, Jeffrey L. Moseley, Walt Rakitsky
  • Patent number: 10100341
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for the production of oil, fuels, oleochemicals, and other compounds in recombinant microorganisms are provided, including oil-bearing microorganisms and methods of low cost cultivation of such microorganisms. Microalgal cells containing exogenous genes encoding, for example, a lipase, a sucrose transporter, a sucrose invertase, a fructokinase, a polysaccharide-degrading enzyme, a keto acyl-ACP synthase enzyme, a fatty acyl-ACP thioesterase, a fatty acyl-CoA/aldehyde reductase, a fatty acyl-CoA reductase, a fatty aldehyde reductase, a fatty acid hydroxylase, a desaturase enzyme, a fatty aldehyde decarbonylase, and/or an acyl carrier protein are useful in manufacturing transportation fuels such as renewable diesel, biodiesel, and renewable jet fuel, as well as oleochemicals such as functional fluids, surfactants, soaps and lubricants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: CORBION BIOTECH, INC.
    Inventors: Scott Franklin, Aravind Somanchi, Janice Wee, George Rudenko, Jeffrey L. Moseley, Walter Rakitsky, Xinhua Zhao, Riyaz Bhat
  • Publication number: 20180237811
    Abstract: Recombinant DNA techniques are used to produce oleaginous recombinant cells that produce triglyceride oils having desired fatty acid profiles and regiospecific or stereospecific profiles. Genes manipulated include those encoding stearoyl-ACP desturase, delta 12 fatty acid desaturase, acyl-ACP thioesterase, ketoacyl-ACP synthase, and lysophosphatidic acid acyltransferase. The oil produced can have enhanced oxidative or thermal stability, or can be useful as a frying oil, shortening, roll-in shortening, tempering fat, cocoa butter replacement, as a lubricant, or as a feedstock for various chemical processes. The fatty acid profile can be enriched in midchain profiles or the oil can be enriched in triglycerides of the saturated-unsatturated-saturated type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Applicants: Corbion Biotech, Inc., Corbion Biotech, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Franklin, Aravind Somanchi, George N. Rudenko, Riyaz Bhat, Xinhua Zhao, Risha Bond, Walter Rakitsky, Alejandro Marangoni, Diza Braksmayer
  • Patent number: 10053715
    Abstract: Recombinant DNA techniques are used to produce oleaginous recombinant cells that produce triglyceride oils having desired fatty acid profiles and regiospecific or stereospecific profiles. Genes manipulated include those encoding stearoyl-ACP desaturase, delta 12 fatty acid desaturase, acyl-ACP thioesterase, ketoacyl-ACP synthase, and lysophosphatidic acid acyltransferase. The oil produced can have enhanced oxidative or thermal stability, or can be useful as a frying oil, shortening, roll-in shortening, tempering fat, cocoa butter replacement, as a lubricant, or as a feedstock for various chemical processes. The fatty acid profile can be enriched in midchain profiles or the oil can be enriched in triglycerides of the saturated-unsaturated-saturated type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Corbion Biotech, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Franklin, Aravind Somanchi, George Rudenko, Riyaz Bhat, Xinhua Zhao, Jeffrey L. Moseley
  • Publication number: 20180230442
    Abstract: The present invention relates to beta-ketoacyl ACP synthase genes of the KASI/KASIV type and proteins encoded by these genes. The genes can be included in nucleic acid constructs, vectors or host cells. Expression of the gene products can alter the fatty acid profile of host cells. The KAS genes can be combined with a FATA or FATB thioesterase gene to create a cell that produces an increased amount of C8-C16 fatty acids. Suitable host cells include plastidic cells of plants or microalgae. Oleaginous microalga host cells with the new genes are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: David Davis, George N. Rudenko, Aravind Somanchi, Jason Casolari, Scott Franklin, Aren Ewing
  • Patent number: 10006034
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for the production of food compositions, oils, fuels, oleochemicals, and other compounds in recombinant microorganisms are provided, including oil-bearing microorganisms and methods of low cost cultivation of such microorganisms. Microalgal cells containing exogenous genes encoding, for example, a lipase, a sucrose transporter, a sucrose invertase, a fructokinase, a polysaccharide-degrading enzyme, a keto acyl-ACP synthase enzyme, a fatty acyl-ACP thioesterase, a fatty acyl-CoA/aldehyde reductase, a fatty acyl-CoA reductase, a fatty aldehyde reductase, a fatty aldehyde decarbonylase, and/or an acyl carrier protein are useful in manufacturing food compositions, and transportation fuels such as renewable diesel, biodiesel, and renewable jet fuel, as well as oleochemicals such as functional fluids, surfactants, soaps and lubricants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Corbion Biotech, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Franklin, Aravind Somanchi, Janice Wee, George Rudenko, Jeffrey L. Moseley, Walt Rakitsky
  • Publication number: 20180142218
    Abstract: Recombinant nucleic acids and vector constructs encoding acyltransferases and variant thioesterases, and the acyltransferases and variant thioesterases encoded by the nucleic acids are provided. The acyltransferases and variant thioesterases are useful in fatty acid synthesis and triacylglycerol production. Host cells that express the recombinant nucleic acids as well as methods of cultivating the host cells, methods of producing oils from the host cells are provided. The recombinant host cells and the oils produced therefrom have altered fatty acid profiles and/or triacylglycerols with altered regiospecificity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventors: Jeffrey Leo Moseley, Jason Casolari, Xinhua Zhao, Aren Ewing, Aravind Somanchi, Scott Franklin, David Davis
  • Patent number: 9969990
    Abstract: The present invention relates to beta-ketoacyl ACP synthase genes of the KASI/KASIV type and proteins encoded by these genes. The genes can be included in nucleic acid constructs, vectors or host cells. Expression of the gene products can alter the fatty acid profile of host cells. The KAS genes can be combined with a FATA or FATB thioesterase gene to create a cell that produces an increased amount of C8-C16 fatty acids. Suitable host cells include plastidic cells of plants or microalgae. Oleaginous microalga host cells with the new genes are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Corbion Biotech, Inc.
    Inventors: David Davis, George Rudenko, Aravind Somanchi, Jason Casolari, Scott Franklin, Aren Ewing
  • Patent number: 9909155
    Abstract: Recombinant DNA techniques are used to produce oleaginous recombinant cells that produce triglyceride oils having desired fatty acid profiles and regiospecific or stereospecific profiles. Genes manipulated include those encoding stearoyl-ACP desturase, delta 12 fatty acid desaturase, acyl-ACP thioesterase, ketoacyl-ACP synthase, and lysophosphatidic acid acyltransferase. The oil produced can have enhanced oxidative or thermal stability, or can be useful as a frying oil, shortening, roll-in shortening, tempering fat, cocoa butter replacement, as a lubricant, or as a feedstock for various chemical processes. The fatty acid profile can be enriched in midchain profiles or the oil can be enriched in triglycerides of the saturated-unsaturated-saturated type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Corbion Biotech, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Franklin, Aravind Somanchi, George Rudenko, Riyaz Bhat, Xinhua Zhao, Risha Bond, Walter Rakitsky, Alejandro Marangoni, Diza Braksmayer
  • Publication number: 20170314048
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods of manufacturing renewable chemicals through the manufacture of novel triglyceride oils followed by chemical modification of the oils. Methods such as transesterification, hydrogenation, hydrocracking, deoxygenation, isomerization, interesterification, hydroxylation, hydrolysis and saponification are disclosed. Novel oils containing fatty acid chain lengths of C8, C10, C12 or C14 are also disclosed and are useful as feedstocks in the methods of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: Scott Franklin, Aravind Somanchi, Karen Espina, George N. Rudenko, Penelope Chua
  • Patent number: 9719114
    Abstract: Recombinant DNA techniques are used to produce oleaginous recombinant cells that produce triglyceride oils having desired fatty acid profiles and regiospecific or stereospecific profiles. Genes manipulated include those encoding stearoyl-ACP desturase, delta 12 fatty acid desaturase, acyl-ACP thioesterase, ketoacyl-ACP synthase, and lysophosphatidic acid acyltransferase. The oil produced can have enhanced oxidative or thermal stability, can be useful as a frying oil, shortening, roll-in shortening, tempering fat, cocoa butter replacement, as a lubricant, or as a feedstock for various chemical processes. The fatty acid profile can be enriched in midchain profiles or the oil can be enriched in triglycerides of the saturated-unsaturated-saturated type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: TerraVia Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Franklin, Aravind Somanchi, George Rudenko, Riyaz Bhat, Xinhua Zhao, Risha Bond, Walter Rakitsky, Alejandro Marangoni