Patents by Inventor Chee Leong Soong

Chee Leong Soong 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: 20210269781
    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: May 3, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: NOVOZYMES A/S
    Inventors: Joseph Jump, Nathaniel Edward Kreel, Bernardo Vidal, Chee-Leong Soong, Madison Roberts, Melissa Carrie Hooss, Xinyu Shen
  • Publication number: 20210230644
    Abstract: The present invention relates to processes for producing fermentation products from starch-containing material, wherein an alpha-amylase and optionally a thermostable protease, pullulanase and/or glucoamylase are present and/or added during liquefaction, wherein a cellulolytic composition is present and/or added during fermentation or simultaneous saccharification and fermentation. The invention also relates to a composition suitable for use in a process of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: NOVOZYMES A/S
    Inventors: Randall Deinhammer, Joyce Craig, Suzanne Clark, John Matthews, Anne Glud Hjulmand, Chee-Leong Soong, Zhengfang Kang
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10947567
    Abstract: The present invention relates to processes for producing fermentation products from starch-containing material, wherein a thermostable alpha-amylase and optionally a thermostable protease are present and/or added during liquefaction. The invention also relates to a composition suitable for use in a process of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: NOVOZYMES A/S
    Inventors: Randy Deinhammer, Suzanne Clark, Mauricio Quiros, John Matthews, Anne Glud Hjulmand, Chee Leong Soong, Tomoko Matsui, Shinobu Takagi
  • Patent number: 10941422
    Abstract: The present invention relates to processes for producing fermentation products from starch-containing material, wherein a thermostable alpha-amylase and optionally a thermostable protease are present and/or added during liquefaction. The invention also relates to a composition suitable for use in a process of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: NOVOZYMES A/S
    Inventors: Randy Deinhammer, Suzanne Clark, Mauricio Quiros, John Matthews, Anne Glud Hjulmand, Chee Leong Soong, Tomoko Matsui, Shinobu Takagi
  • Publication number: 20210040510
    Abstract: The present invention relates to processes for producing fermentation products from starch-containing material, wherein a thermostable alpha-amylase and optionally a thermostable protease are present and/or added during liquefaction. The invention also relates to a composition suitable for use in a process of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: NOVOZYMES A/S
    Inventors: Randy Deinhammer, Suzanne Clark, Mauricio Quiros, John Matthews, Anne Glud Hjulmand, Chee Leong Soong, Tomoko Matsui, Shinobu Takagi
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20210017546
    Abstract: The present invention relates to processes for producing fermentation products from starch-containing material, wherein a thermostable alpha-amylase and optionally a thermostable protease are present and/or added during liquefaction. The invention also relates to a composition suitable for use in a process of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: NOVOZYMES A/S
    Inventors: Randy Deinhammer, Suzanne Clark, Mauricio Quiros, John Matthews, Anne Glud Hjulmand, Chee Leong Soong, Tomoko Matsui, Shinobu Takagi
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10743551
    Abstract: A method for preparing a dough or a baked product prepared from the dough which method comprises incorporating into the dough a lipolytic enzyme and/or a xylanase and an X143 polypeptide, wherein the X143 polypeptide is a monooxygenase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Henrik Lundkvist, Morten Tovborg, Leonardo De Maria, Chee-Leong Soong
  • Publication number: 20200199559
    Abstract: The present invention relates to processes for producing fermentation products from starch-containing material, wherein an alpha-amylase, a thermostable protease, and optionally a carbohydrate-source generating enzyme and/or pullulanase, are present and/or added during liquefaction. The invention also relates to compositions suitable for use in a process of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: NOVOZYMES A/S
    Inventors: Randall Deinhammer, Joyce Craig, Tomoko Matsui, Shinobu Takagi, Suzanne Clark, John Matthews, Anne Glud Hjulmand, Chee-Leong Soong
  • Publication number: 20200181663
    Abstract: The present invention relates to improved processes for producing ethanol from starch-containing materials by the combined use of at least one endo-protease and at least one exo-protease in an SSF process, and wherein the endo-protease is selected from a family M35 endo-protease and the exo-protease is selected from a family S53 exo-protease. More particularly the exo-protease should make up at least 5% (w/w) of the protease mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: NOVOZYMES A/S
    Inventor: Chee-Leong Soong
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20200157581
    Abstract: Described herein are recombinant fermenting organisms having a heterologous polynucleotide encoding a protease. Also described are processes for producing a fermentation product, such as ethanol, from starch or cellulosic-containing material with the recombinant fermenting organisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: David Hogsett, Monica Tassone, Paul Vincent Harris, Chee-Leong Soong, Michael Glenn Catlett
  • Publication number: 20200149073
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process of fermenting plant material in a fermentation medium into a fermentation product using a fermenting organism, wherein one or more carbonic anhydrases are present in the fermentation medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: NOVOZYMES NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Chee-Leong Soong, Jiyin Liu, Guillermo Coward Kelly
  • Patent number: 10640794
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process of fermenting plant material in a fermentation medium into a fermentation product using a fermenting organism, wherein one or more carbonic anhydrases are present in the fermentation medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: NOVOZYMES NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Chee-Leong Soong, Jiyin Liu, Guillermo Coward Kelly
  • Publication number: 20200095615
    Abstract: The present invention relates to processes for producing fermentation products from starch-containing material, wherein an alpha-amylase and optionally a thermostable protease, pullulanase and/or glucoamylase are present and/or added during liquefaction, wherein a cellulolytic composition is present and/or added during fermentation or simultaneous saccharification and fermentation. The invention also relates to a composition suitable for use in a process of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: NOVOZYMES A/S
    Inventors: Randall Deinhammer, Joyce Craig, Suzanne Clark, John Matthews, Anne Glud Hjulmand, Chee-Leong Soong, Zhengfang Kang
  • 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: 20200024620
    Abstract: The present invention relates to processes for producing fermentation products from starch-containing material, wherein an alpha-amylase and optionally a thermostable protease, pullulanase and/or glucoamylase are present and/or added during liquefaction, wherein a cellulolytic composition is present and/or added during fermentation or simultaneous saccharification and fermentation. The invention also relates to a composition suitable for use in a process of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: NOVOZYMES A/S
    Inventors: Randall Deinhammer, Joyce Craig, Suzanne Clark, John Matthews, Anne Glud Hjulmand, Chee-Leong Soong, Zhengfang Kang