Patents by Inventor Claus Frohberg

Claus Frohberg 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: 10273496
    Abstract: Plants are provided with increased ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate (RuBP) regeneration capacity during the Calvin cycle through increased expression of sedoheptulose 1,7 bisphosphatase, in combination with reduced photo-respiratory losses through expression of glycolate catabolizing enzymes. Such plants have a greater growth rate and/or improved biomass and/or increased carbon fixation compared to untreated plants, or plants comprising only one of the features above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Christoph Peterhaensel, Jeroen Van Rie, Claus Frohberg
  • Patent number: 9920138
    Abstract: The present invention relates to alternan-carboxylic acid esters, to processes for the preparation of alternan-carboxylic acid esters, and to compositions comprising alternan-carboxylic acid esters and to the use of alternan-carboxylic acid esters. The invention relates to alternan-carboxylic acid esters which are emulsifiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Bayer Intellectual Property GMBH
    Inventors: Claus Frohberg, Waltraud Vorwerg, Sylvia Radosta
  • Publication number: 20170327836
    Abstract: Plants are provided with increased ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate (RuBP) regeneration capacity during the Calvin cycle through increased expression of sedoheptulose 1,7 bisphosphatase, in combination with reduced photo-respiratory losses through expression of glycolate catabolizing enzymes. Such plants have a greater growth rate and/or improved biomass and/or increased carbon fixation compared to untreated plants, or plants comprising only one of the features above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: Christoph PETERHAENSEL, Jeroen VAN RIE, Claus FROHBERG
  • Publication number: 20160278420
    Abstract: The invention is directed to the use of alternan as texturizing agent, particularly as fat or oil replacer in foodstuffs or cosmetic preparations, a homogeneous composition comprising alternan and water, the use of the homogeneous composition as texturizing agent in foodstuffs or cosmetic preparations, and foodstuffs and cosmetic preparations comprising alternan as texturizing agent or a homogeneous composition comprising alternan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: Claus FROHBERG, Jens PILLING
  • Patent number: 9428760
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for increasing the phosphate content of starches of genetically modified plant cells in comparison with starches from corresponding wild-type plant cells by introducing a foreign nucleic acid molecule which codes for a soluble starch synthase II. The present invention furthermore relates to the overexpression of this soluble starch synthase II in the genetically modified plant cells. Furthermore, the present invention relates to rice starch and rice flour with improved quality characteristics, to rice grains comprising this rice starch, and to rice plants on which these rice grains grow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: BAYER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY GMBH
    Inventors: Claus Frohberg, Ralf-Christian Schmidt
  • Patent number: 9376507
    Abstract: The present invention relates to plant cells and plants which synthesize hyaluronan and to methods for preparing such plants, and also to methods for preparing hyaluronan with the aid of these plant cells or plants. Furthermore, the present invention relates to the use of plants for preparing hyaluronan and to food or feed which comprises hyaluronan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: BAYER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY GMBH
    Inventors: Claus Frohberg, Rainhard Koch
  • Patent number: 9370203
    Abstract: The invention is directed to the use of alternan as a texturizing agent, particularly as a fat or oil replacer in foodstuffs or cosmetic preparations, a homogeneous composition comprising alternan and water, the use of the homogenous composition as a texturizing agent in foodstuffs or cosmetic preparations, and foodstuffs and cosmetic preparations comprising alternan as a texturizing agent or a homogeneous composition comprising alternan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: BAYER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY GMBH
    Inventors: Claus Frohberg, Jens Pilling
  • Patent number: 9365861
    Abstract: The present invention relates to nucleic acid molecules which code for a truncated alternan sucrase. The invention further relates to truncated alternan sucrases, to vectors, to host cells and to plant cells transformed with the nucleic acid molecules described, and to plants comprising these cells. The present invention furthermore relates to novel alternan polymers with advantageous properties and to methods for their production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: BAYER INTELLECTUALPROPERTY GMBH
    Inventors: Claus Frohberg, Rosalinde Van Lipzip
  • Patent number: 9327285
    Abstract: The present invention relates to plant cells and plants, which are genetically modified, whereby the genetic modification leads to an increase in the activity of a starch-phosphorylating OK1 protein in comparison to the corresponding wild type plant cells or wild type plants that have not been genetically modified. In addition, the present invention concerns means and methods for the manufacture of such plant cells and plants. These types of plant cells and plants synthesize a modified starch. Therefore, the present invention also concerns the starches synthesized from the plant cells and plants according to the invention, methods for manufacturing these starches, and the manufacture of starch derivatives of these modified starches, as well as flours containing starches according to the invention. Furthermore, the present invention also relates to nucleic acids, coding starch-phosphorylating OK1 proteins, vectors, host cells, plant cells, and plants containing such nucleic acid molecules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Bayer Intellectual Property GMBH
    Inventors: Claus Frohberg, Oliver Koetting, Gerhard Ritte, Martin Steup
  • Patent number: 9150873
    Abstract: The present invention relates to plant cells and plants which synthesize an increased amount of glucosaminoglycans, and to methods for preparing such plants, and also to methods for preparing glucosaminoglycans with the aid of these plant cells or plants. Here, plant cells or genetically modified plants according to the invention have glucosaminoglycan synthase activity and additionally an increased glucosamine 6-phosphate acetyltransferase activity and an increased UDP-N-acetyl-glucosamine pyrophosphorylase activity compared to wild-type plant cells or wild-type plants. The present invention furthermore relates to compositions comprising plant cells having an increased glucosaminoglycan synthesis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Bayer Intellectual Property GmbH
    Inventors: Claus Frohberg, Bernd Essigmann
  • Patent number: 9113652
    Abstract: The invention is directed to the use of an alternan as an ingredient for acidic foodstuffs and to an acidic foodstuff comprising alternan as ingredient. The invention is also directed to the use of alternan as a heat stable ingredient in a foodstuff formulation, and to a foodstuff comprising alternan as ingredient, wherein the foodstuff was subjected to a heating step during its manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: BAYER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY GMBH
    Inventors: Jens Pilling, Claus Frohberg
  • Patent number: 8895804
    Abstract: The present invention relates to plant cells and plants, which are genetically modified, whereby the genetic modification leads to an increase in the activity of a starch-phosphorylating OK1 protein in comparison to the corresponding wild type plant cells or wild type plants that have not been genetically modified. In addition, the present invention concerns means and methods for the manufacture of such plant cells and plants. These types of plant cells and plants synthesize a modified starch. Therefore, the present invention also concerns the starches synthesized from the plant cells and plants according to the invention, methods for manufacturing these starches, and the manufacture of starch derivatives of these modified starches, as well as flours containing starches according to the invention. Furthermore, the present invention also relates to nucleic acids, coding starch-phosphorylating OK1 proteins, vectors, host cells, plant cells, and plants containing such nucleic acid molecules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Bayer Cropscience AG
    Inventors: Claus Frohberg, Oliver Koetting, Gerhard Ritte, Martin Steup
  • Patent number: 8835716
    Abstract: The present invention relates to processes for modifying the thermal and/or digestion properties of corn starches and corn flours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Bayer Cropscience AG
    Inventor: Claus Frohberg
  • Publication number: 20140179911
    Abstract: The present invention relates to plant cells and plants which synthesize hyaluronan and to methods for preparing such plants, and also to methods for preparing hyaluronan with the aid of these plant cells or plants. Furthermore, the present invention relates to the use of plants for preparing hyaluronan and to food or feed which comprises hyaluronan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: BAYER CROPSCIENCE AG
    Inventors: Claus FROHBERG, Rainhard KOCH
  • Patent number: 8759645
    Abstract: The present invention relates to wheat flours, the starch component whereof has an amylose content between 15.0 wt. % and 30.0 wt. % and which have a content of resistant starch of more than 5.0 wt. % and foodstuffs containing these wheat flours. Further, the present invention relates to methods for the production of said wheat flours and the use thereof as resistant starch, as a prebiotic or for the production of foodstuffs with decreased glycemic index. The present invention also relates to nucleic acid molecules which code for a soluble starch synthase II, and vectors containing such nucleic acid molecules. Further, the present invention also relates to host cells and plants which contain such nucleic acid molecules or vectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Bayer Cropscience AG
    Inventors: Claus Frohberg, Ralf-Christian Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20140154396
    Abstract: The present invention relates to plant cells and plants which synthesize hyaluronan and to methods for preparing such plants, and also to methods for preparing hyaluronan with the aid of these plant cells or plants. Furthermore, the present invention relates to the use of plants for preparing hyaluronan and to food or feed which comprises hyaluronan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: BAYER CROPSCIENCE AG
    Inventors: Claus FROHBERG, Rainhard KOCH
  • Publication number: 20130312138
    Abstract: The present invention relates to plant cells and plants, which are genetically modified, whereby the genetic modification leads to an increase in the activity of a starch-phosphorylating OK1 protein in comparison to the corresponding wild type plant cells or wild type plants that have not been genetically modified. In addition, the present invention concerns means and methods for the manufacture of such plant cells and plants. These types of plant cells and plants synthesise a modified starch. Therefore, the present invention also concerns the starches synthesised from the plant cells and plants according to the invention, methods for manufacturing these starches, and the manufacture of starch derivatives of these modified starches, as well as flours containing starches according to the invention. Furthermore, the present invention also relates to nucleic acids, coding starch-phosphorylating OK1 proteins, vectors, host cells, plant cells, and plants containing such nucleic acid molecules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: BAYER CROPSCIENCE AG
    Inventors: Claus FROHBERG, Oliver KOETTING, Gerhard RITTE, Martin STEUP
  • Patent number: 8558060
    Abstract: The present invention relates to plant cells and plants which synthesize hyaluronan and to methods for preparing such plants, and also to methods for preparing hyaluronan with the aid of these plant cells or plants. Furthermore, the present invention relates to the use of plants for preparing hyaluronan and to food or feed which comprises hyaluronan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Bayer Cropscience AG
    Inventors: Claus Frohberg, Rainhard Koch
  • Publication number: 20130117894
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for increasing the phosphate content of starches of genetically modified plant cells in comparison with starches from corresponding wild-type plant cells by introducing a foreign nucleic acid molecule which codes for a soluble starch synthase II. The present invention furthermore relates to the overexpression of this soluble starch synthase II in the genetically modified plant cells. Furthermore, the present invention relates to rice starch and rice flour with improved quality characteristics, to rice grains comprising this rice starch, and to rice plants on which these rice grains grow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: Bayer CropScience AG
    Inventors: Claus FROHBERG, Ralf-Christian Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20130060016
    Abstract: The present invention relates to genetically modified monocotyledonous plant cells and plants whose starch has an apparent amylose content of less than 5% by weight and an increased activity of a protein with the activity of a starch synthase II and an increased activity of a protein with the activity of a glucan, water dikinase. Such plants synthesize starch with an increased hot-water swelling power. Methods and processes for the generation/preparation of these plant cells, plants, starches and flours are likewise subject matter of the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: Bayer CropScience AG
    Inventors: Claus Frohberg, Ralf-Christian Schmidt