Patents by Inventor Bernardo Vidal Jr.

Bernardo Vidal Jr. 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: 20210261996
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an improved process of treating crop kernels to provide a starch product of high quality suitable for conversion of starch into mono- and oligosaccharides, ethanol, sweeteners, etc. The present invention also relates to polypeptides having GH10 xylanase activity and polypeptides having GH62 arabinofuranosidase activity. Further, the present invention also relates to a process for extraction or separation of crude palm oil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Applicant: NOVOZYMES A/S
    Inventors: Yi Cao, Yu Zhang, Bernardo Vidal, JR., Randall Scott Deinhammer, Mary Ann Stringer, Ye Liu, Purna Venkatesh, Cui Liu
  • Patent number: 11028378
    Abstract: A process of recovering oil, comprising (a) converting a starch-containing material into dextrins with an alpha-amylase; (b) saccharifying the dextrins using a carbohydrate source generating enzyme to form a sugar; (c) fermenting the sugar in a fermentation medium into a fermentation product using a fermenting organism; (d) recovering the fermentation product to form a whole stillage; (e) separating the whole stillage into thin stillage and wet cake; (e?) optionally concentrating the thin stillage into syrup; (f) recovering oil from the thin stillage and/or optionally the syrup, wherein a protease and a phospholipase are present and/or added during steps (a) to (c). Use of a protease and a phospholipase for increasing oil recovery yields from thin stillage and/or syrup in a fermentation product production process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: NOVOZYMES A/S
    Inventors: Joseph Jump, Nathaniel Edward Kreel, Bernardo Vidal, Jr., Chee-Leong Soong, Madison Roberts, Melissa Carrie Hooss, Xinyu Shen
  • Publication number: 20210017297
    Abstract: The present invention provides process for treating crop kernels, comprising the steps of a) soaking kernels in water to produce soaked kernels; b) grinding the soaked kernels; c) treating the soaked kernels in the presence of an effective amount of GH62 polypeptide having arabinofuranosidase activity or a GH43 polypeptide having arabinofuranosidase activity, wherein step c) is performed before, during or after step b).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Yi Cao, James Lavigne, Bernardo Vidal, Jr., Thomas Patrick Gibbons, Chee-Leong Soong, Brian R. Scott, Randall Scott Deinhammer, Zhen Long, Michael John Akerman, Xinyu Shen, Yu Zhang
  • Patent number: 10836837
    Abstract: A process for treating crop kernels is comprised of the steps of a) soaking kernels in water to produce soaked kernels; b) grinding the soaked kernels; c) treating the soaked kernels in the presence of an effective amount of GH62 polypeptide having arabinofuranosidase activity or a GH43 polypeptide having arabinofuranosidase activity, wherein step c) is performed before, during or after step b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Yi Cao, James Lavigne, Bernardo Vidal, Jr., Thomas Patrick Gibbons, Chee-Leong Soong, Brian R. Scott, Randall Scott Deinhammer, Zhen Long, Michael John Akerman, Xinyu Shen, Yu Zhang
  • Publication number: 20200308608
    Abstract: The present invention relates to S53 proteases and to the use of S53 protease in processes for converting starch to ethanol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: NOVOZYMES A/S
    Inventors: Nathaniel Edward Kreel, Joseph Jump, Melissa Carrie Hooss, Madison Roberts, Bernardo Vidal, JR., Kenneth Jensen, Xinyan Guo, Henrik Frisner, Tine Hoff, Ye Liu, Lan Tang
  • Patent number: 10724054
    Abstract: S53 proteases and the use of S53 protease in processes for converting starch to ethanol are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: NOVOZYMES A/S
    Inventors: Nathaniel Edward Kreel, Joseph Jump, Melissa Carrie Hooss, Madison Roberts, Bernardo Vidal, Jr., Kenneth Jensen, Xinyan Guo, Henrik Frisner, Tine Hoff, Ye Liu, Lan Tang
  • Publication number: 20200165586
    Abstract: A process of recovering oil, comprising (a) converting a starch-containing material into dextrins with an alpha-amylase; (b) saccharifying the dextrins using a carbohydrate source generating enzyme to form a sugar; (c) fermenting the sugar in a fermentation medium into a fermentation product using a fermenting organism; (d) recovering the fermentation product to form a whole stillage; (e) separating the whole stillage into thin stillage and wet cake; (e?) optionally concentrating the thin stillage into syrup; (f) recovering oil from the thin stillage and/or optionally the syrup, wherein a protease and a phospholipase are present and/or added during steps (a) to (c). Use of a protease and a phospholipase for increasing oil recovery yields from thin stillage and/or syrup in a fermentation product production process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: NOVOZYMES A/S
    Inventors: Joseph Jump, Nathaniel Edward Kreel, Bernardo Vidal, JR., Chee-Leong Soong, Madison Roberts, Melissa Carrie Hooss, Xinyu Shen
  • Publication number: 20200165591
    Abstract: Improved processes for producing ethanol from starch-containing materials by the combined use of at least one endoprotease and at least one exo-protease in an SSF process are disclosed. More particularly the exo-protease should make up at least 5% (w/w) of the protease mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: NOVOZYMES A/S
    Inventors: Chee-Leong Soong, Bernardo Vidal Jr., Shiro Fukuyama, Tomoko Matsui, Keiichi Ayabe, Louis Patrick Lessard, Nathaniel E. Kreel, Kenneth Jensen, Ming Li, Wei Peng, Lan Tang, Xinyan Guo
  • Patent number: 10597645
    Abstract: A process of recovering oil, comprising (a) converting a starch-containing material into dextrins with an alpha-amylase; (b) saccharifying the dextrins using a carbohydrate source generating enzyme to form a sugar; (c) fermenting the sugar in a fermentation medium into a fermentation product using a fermenting organism; (d) recovering the fermentation product to form a whole stillage; (e) separating the whole stillage into thin stillage and wet cake; (e?) optionally concentrating the thin stillage into syrup; (f) recovering oil from the thin stillage and/or optionally the syrup, wherein a protease and a phospholipase are present and/or added during steps (a) to (c). Use of a protease and a phospholipase for increasing oil recovery yields from thin stillage and/or syrup in a fermentation product production process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: NOVOZYMES A/S
    Inventors: Joseph Jump, Nathaniel Edward Kreel, Bernardo Vidal, Jr., Chee-Leong Soong, Madison Roberts, Melissa Carrie Hooss, Xinyu Shen
  • Publication number: 20200009573
    Abstract: The present invention provides to a fiber washing system, optimized for the use of hydrolytic enzymes in the system. Furthermore, the present invention provides to a method for improving starch and gluten yield in a wet milling process, preferably comprising the optimized fiber washing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicant: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Bernardo Vidal, JR., Oscar Pastor Ferrer, Scott R. McLaughlin, Randall Deinhammer, Thomas Patrick Gibbons
  • Publication number: 20190233862
    Abstract: The present invention provides an improved process of treating crop kernels to provide a starch product of high quality suitable for conversion of starch into mono- and oligosaccharides, ethanol, sweeteners. The present invention also provides polypeptides having GH10 xylanase activity, polypeptides having GH62 arabinofuranosidase activity and the uses thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2017
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Yi Cao, Yu Zhang, Bernardo Vidal Jr., Randall Scott Deinhammer, Mary Ann Stringer, Ye Liu, Purna Venkatesh, Cui Liu
  • Patent number: 10308967
    Abstract: Provided are processes for treating crop kernels which comprising the steps of a) soaking kernels in water to produce soaked kernels; b) grinding the soaked kernels; c) treating the soaked kernels in the presence of a polypeptide having protease activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Zhen Long, Wanghui Xu, Wang Han, Scott R. McLaughlin, Randall Deinhammer, Paria Saunders, Bernardo Vidal, Jr., Xinyu Shen, Michael John Akerman, Tom Gibbons
  • Publication number: 20190002592
    Abstract: A process for treating crop kernels is comprised of the steps of a) soaking kernels in water to produce soaked kernels; b) grinding the soaked kernels; c) treating the soaked kernels in the presence of an effective amount of GH62 polypeptide having arabinofuranosidase activity or a GH43 polypeptide having arabinofuranosidase activity, wherein step c) is performed before, during or after step b).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2016
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Yi Cao, James Lavigne, Bernardo Vidal, Jr., Thomas Patrick Gibbons, Chee-Leong Soong, Brian R. Scott, Randall Scott Deinhammer, Zhen Long, Michael John Akerman, Xinyu Shen, Yu Zhang
  • Publication number: 20180371439
    Abstract: A process of recovering oil, comprising (a) converting a starch-containing material into dextrins with an alpha-amylase; (b) saccharifying the dextrins using a carbohydrate source generating enzyme to form a sugar; (c) fermenting the sugar in a fermentation medium into a fermentation product using a fermenting organism; (d) recovering the fermentation product to form a whole stillage; (e) separating the whole stillage into thin stillage and wet cake; (e?) optionally concentrating the thin stillage into syrup; (f) recovering oil from the thin stillage and/or optionally the syrup, wherein a protease and a phospholipase are present and/or added during steps (a) to (c). Use of a protease and a phospholipase for increasing oil recovery yields from thin stillage and/or syrup in a fermentation product production process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: NOVOZYMES A/S
    Inventors: Joseph Jump, Nathaniel Edward Kreel, Bernardo Vidal, Jr., Chee-Leong Soong, Madison Roberts, Melissa Carrie Hooss, Xinyu Shen
  • Publication number: 20180340191
    Abstract: S53 proteases and the use of S53 protease in processes for converting starch to ethanol are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Inventors: Nathaniel Edward Kreel, Joseph Jump, Melissa Carrie Hooss, Madison Roberts, Bernardo Vidal Jr., Kenneth Jensen, Xinyan Guo, Henrik Frisner, Tine Hoff, Ye Liu, Lan Tang
  • Patent number: 10036043
    Abstract: The present invention relates to processes for producing ethanol from starch-containing material by liquefying the starch-containing material at a temperature above the initial gelatinization temperature using an alpha-amylase; saccharifying using a glucoamylase and fermenting using a Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast strain deposited under Accession No. V14/004037 at National Measurement Institute, Victoria, Australia) or a fermenting organism strain having properties that are about the same as that of the deposited Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain or a derivative of Saccharomyces strain V14/004037 having the defining characteristics of strain V14/004037. The invention also relates to a Saccharomyces yeast strain deposited under the Budapest Treaty and having NMI accession no. V14/004037 or a derivative of strain V14/004037 which exhibits one or more defining characteristics of strain V14/004037.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignees: Novozymes A/S, Microbiogen Pty. Ltd.
    Inventors: Katie Shihadeh, Jeremy Saunders, Joyce Craig, Mark Stevens, Jennifer Headman, Bernardo Vidal, Jr., John Matthews, Suzanne Clark, Paul Victor Attfield, Phillip John Livingstone Bell, Michael Akerman
  • Publication number: 20170327855
    Abstract: The present invention provides process for treating crop kernels, comprising the steps of a) soaking kernels in water to produce soaked kernels; b) grinding the soaked kernels; c) treating the soaked kernels in the presence of an effective amount of an enzyme composition comprising: i) a protease, and ii) a cellulolytic composition, wherein step c) is performed before, during or after step b).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2015
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Applicant: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Zhen Long, James Lavigne, JR., Bernardo Vidal, JR., Brian R. Scott, Randall Scott Deinhammer, Thomas Patrick Gibbons, Chee-Leong Soong, Yi Cao, Yu Zhang
  • Publication number: 20170166934
    Abstract: The present invention relates to processes for producing ethanol from starch-containing material by liquefying the starch-containing material at a temperature above the initial gelatinization temperature using an alpha-amylase; saccharifying using a glucoamylase and fermenting using a Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast strain deposited under Accession No. V14/004037 at National Measurement Institute, Victoria, Australia) or a fermenting organism strain having properties that are about the same as that of the deposited Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain or a derivative of Saccharomyces strain V14/004037 having the defining characteristics of strain V14/004037. The invention also relates to a Saccharomyces yeast strain deposited under the Budapest Treaty and having NMI accession no. V14/004037 or a derivative of strain V14/004037 which exhibits one or more defining characteristics of strain V14/004037.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: Katie Shihadeh, Jeremy Saunders, Joyce Craig, Mark Stevens, Jennifer Headman, Bernardo Vidal, Jr., John Matthews, Suzanne Clark, Paul Victor Attfield, Phillip John Livingstone Bell, Michael Akerman
  • Publication number: 20160257981
    Abstract: Provided are processes for treating crop kernels which comprising the steps of a) soaking kernels in water to produce soaked kernels; b) grinding the soaked kernels; c) treating the soaked kernels in the presence of a polypeptide having protease activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Applicant: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Zhen Long, Wanghui Xu, Wang Han, Scott R. McLaughlin, Randall Deinhammer, Paria Saunders, Bernardo Vidal Jr., Xinyu Shen, Michael John Akerman, Tom Gibbons