Patents by Inventor Dana Zdanis

Dana Zdanis 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: 20210244064
    Abstract: The invention provides novel microalgal food compositions comprising microalgal biomass that have been processed into flakes, powders and flours. The microalgal biomass of the invention is low in saturated fats, high in monounsaturated triglyceride oil and can be a good source of fiber. The invention also comprises microalgal biomass that is suitable as a vegetarian protein source and also as a good source of fiber. Novel methods of formulating food compositions with the microalgal biomass of the invention are also disclosed herein including beverages, baked goods, egg products, reduced fat foods and gluten-free foods. The provision of food compositions incorporating the microalgal biomass of the invention to ahuman have the further benefit of providing healthful ingredients while achieving levels of satiety sufficient to reduce further caloric intake.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2021
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Applicant: Corbion Biotech, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey Brooks, Scott Franklin, Jeff Avila, Stephen M. Decker, Enrique Baliu, Walter Rakitsky, John Piechocki, Dana Zdanis, Leslie M. Norris
  • Publication number: 20200015490
    Abstract: Algal flour and algal biomass are disclosed. Food compositions comprising algal biomass or algal flour with a high lipid content are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: Corbion Biotech, Inc.
    Inventors: John Piechocki, Dana Zdanis, Leslie M. Norris, Walter Rakitsky, Beata Klamczynska
  • Publication number: 20190254291
    Abstract: Compositions of microalgae-derived flour are disclosed from multiple genera, species, and strains of edible microalgae. Microalgae used in the invention are free of algal toxins and contain varying levels of primarily monounsaturated triglyceride oil. Flours disclosed herein are formulated as free flowing blendable powders, mixed food ingredients, oxidation stabilized, homogenized and micronized, and combinations therein. Flours disclosed herein also form self stabilizing emulsions in slurries with manageable viscosities. Innovative methods of formulating flours and incorporating them into food compositions are also disclosed. The invention also comprises flours with significant digestible protein and unique dietary fiber content and associated water binding, texturizing, and healthy oil delivery attributes. Novel methods of oil and fat replacement using flours of the invention are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Geoffrey Brooks, Scott Franklin, Jeff Avila, Stephen M. Decker, Enrique Baliu, Walter Rakitsky, John Piechocki, Dana Zdanis, Leslie M. Norris
  • Publication number: 20190254292
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are microalgae-containing gluten-reduced and gluten-free finished food compositions, as well as microalgae-containing food ingredients for the large-scale manufacture of gluten-reduced and gluten-free foods. Foods and ingredients of the invention, while reducing or eliminating gluten, also have increased health benefits through reduction or elimination of less healthy oils and fats via replacement of primarily monounsaturated algal oils. The novel food compositions also possess more desirable sensory properties and shelf life than previously existing gluten free foods. Foods and ingredients disclosed herein, whoch containing reduced or no gluten, also containing high dietary fiber levels, reduced or eliminated cholesterol, and healthier oil content than existing gluten free foods. Also disclosed are methods of reducing food allergies and symptoms of diseases such as Celiac-Sprue to address increasing rates of sensitivity to gluten-containing products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Geoffrey Brooks, Scott Franklin, Jeff Avila, Stephen M. Decker, Enrique Baliu, Walter Rakitsky, John Piechocki, Dana Zdanis, Leslie M. Norris
  • Publication number: 20180139994
    Abstract: Compositions of microalgae-derived food compositions, including flours and beverages, are disclosed from multiple genera, species, and strains of edible microalgae. Microalgae used in the invention are free of algal toxins and contain varying levels of primarily monounsaturated triglyceride oil. Also provided herein are microalgae-containing baked goods with novel properties compared to preexisting products of the same type, and foods containing microalgae biomass with high levels of lipid. Compositions and methods of the invention also relate to the creation of food products based on eggs, wherein the productions contain various raw materials made from microalgae in different forms. The invention also provides unique and novel strains of microalgae that have been subjected to non-transgenic methods of mutation sufficient to reduce the coloration of biomass produced by the strains.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventors: Geoffrey Brooks, Scott Franklin, Jeff Avila, Stephen M. Decker, Enrique Baliu, Walter Rakitsky, John Piechocki, Dana Zdanis, Leslie M. Norris
  • Publication number: 20170119005
    Abstract: Algal flour and algal biomass are disclosed. Food compositions comprising algal biomass or algal flour with a high lipid content are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Applicant: Solazyme Roquette Nutritionals, LLC
    Inventors: John Piechocki, Dana Zdanis, Leslie M. Norris, Walter Rakitsky, Beata Klamczynska
  • Publication number: 20160324167
    Abstract: The invention provides novel microalgal food compositions comprising microalgal biomass that have been processed into flakes, powders and flours. The microalgal biomass of the invention is low in saturated fats, high in monounsaturated triglyceride oil and can be a good source of fiber. The invention also comprises microalgal biomass that is suitable as a vegetarian protein source and also as a good source of fiber. Novel methods of formulating food compositions with the microalgal biomass of the invention are also disclosed herein including beverages, baked goods, egg products, reduced fat foods and gluten-free foods. The provision of food compositions incorporating the microalgal biomass of the invention to a human have the further benefit of providing healthful ingredients while achieving levels of satiety sufficient to reduce further caloric intake.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Applicant: TerraVia Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey Brooks, Scott Franklin, Jeff Avila, Stephen M. Decker, Enrique Baliu, Walter Rakitsky, John Piechocki, Dana Zdanis, Leslie M. Norris
  • Publication number: 20130122180
    Abstract: Compositions of microalgae-derived food compositions, including flours and beverages, are disclosed from multiple genera, species, and strains of edible microalgae. Microalgae used in the invention are free of algal toxins and contain varying levels of primarily monounsaturated triglyceride oil. Also provided herein are microalgae-containing baked goods with novel properties compared to preexisting products of the same type, and foods containing microalgae biomass with high levels of lipid. Compositions and methods of the invention also relate to the creation of food products based on eggs, wherein the productions contain various raw materials made from microalgae in different forms. The invention also provides unique and novel strains of microalgae that have been subjected to non-transgenic methods of mutation sufficient to reduce the coloration of biomass produced by the strains.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: Solazyme, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey Brooks, Scott Franklin, Jeff Avila, Stephen M. Decker, Enrique Baliu, Walter Rakitsky, John Piechocki, Dana Zdanis, Leslie M. Norris
  • Publication number: 20120128851
    Abstract: The invention provides novel microalgal food compositions comprising microalgal biomass that have been processed into flakes, powders and flours. The microalgal biomass of the invention is low in saturated fats, high in monounsaturated triglyceride oil and can be a good source of fiber. The invention also comprises microalgal biomass that is suitable as a vegetarian protein source and also as a good source of fiber. Novel methods of formulating food compositions with the microalgal biomass of the invention are also disclosed herein including beverages, baked goods, egg products, reduced fat foods and gluten-free foods. The provision of food compositions incorporating the microalgal biomass of the invention to ahuman have the further benefit of providing healthful ingredients while achieving levels of satiety sufficient to reduce further caloric intake.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: Solazyme, Inc
    Inventors: Geoffrey Brooks, Scott Franklin, Jeff Avila, Stephen M. Decker, Enrique Baliu, Walter Rakitsky, John Piechocki, Dana Zdanis, Leslie M. Norris
  • Publication number: 20110256268
    Abstract: The invention provides novel oleaginous yeast biomass, yeast oil, food compositions comprising oleaginous yeast biomass, whole oleaginous yeast cells, and/or yeast oil in combination with one or more edible ingredients, and methods of making such compositions by combining oleaginous yeast biomass or yeast oil with other edible ingredients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Applicant: Solazyme, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Franklin, John Piechocki, Leslie M. Norris, Stephen M. Decker, Janice Wee, Dana Zdanis
  • Publication number: 20110256282
    Abstract: Algal flour and algal biomass are disclosed. Food compositions comprising algal biomass or algal flour with a high lipid content are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Applicants: Solazyme Roquette Nutritionals, LLC, Solazyme, Inc.
    Inventors: John Piechocki, Dana Zdanis, Leslie M. Norris, Walt Rakitsky, Beata Klamczynska
  • Publication number: 20100303990
    Abstract: The disclosed inventions include microalgal biomass high in protein and fiber, wherein the biomass has been manufactured through heterotrophic fermentation. The materials provided herein are useful for the manufacture of meat substitutes and meat enhancers, as well as other food products that benefit from the addition of digestible protein and dietary fiber. Structural properties of foods are enhanced through the use of such materials, including texture and water retention properties. High in protein and fiber food materials of the invention can be manufactured from edible and inedible heterotrophic fermentation feedstocks, including corn starch, sugar cane, glycerol, and depolymerized cellulose.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Applicant: Solazyme, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey Brooks, Scott Franklin, Jeff Avila, Stephen M. Decker, Enrique Baliu, Walter Rakitsky, John Piechocki, Dana Zdanis, Leslie M. Norris
  • Publication number: 20100303957
    Abstract: Novel triglyceride oils are provided for human consumption. Traditionally, agricultural materials such as canola, soybean, and olives have been the sources of edible oils, and such materials are limited by the geography in which these crops can be cultivated. Oils of the invention can be manufactured from edible and inedible heterotrophic fermentation feedstocks, including corn starch, sugar cane, glycerol, and depolymerized cellulose that are purpose-grown or byproducts of existing agricultural processes from an extremely broad diversity of geographic regions. The food oils disclosed herein are low in saturates, high in monounsaturates, and can be manufactured in reduced pigment form through the use of pigment-reduced microalgae strains. The food oils disclosed herein can be manufactured through the use of a variety of different types of oil-producing microalgae.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Applicant: Solazyme, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey Brooks, Scott Franklin, Jeff Avila, Stephen M. Decker, Enrique Baliu, Walter Rakitsky, John Piechocki, Dana Zdanis, Leslie M. Norris
  • Publication number: 20100303961
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods of inducing satiety by providing microalgae-based foods. In some embodiments, microalgal biomass contains high levels of dietary fiber and/or digestible crude protein and/or low saturation triglyceride oil. Homogenization methods to liberate free oil and fiber are disclosed for enhancing the feeling of satiety in a human, thereby reducing caloric intake. The provision of such materials to a human have the further benefit of providing heart-healthy microalgae-based ingredients while achieving levels of satiety sufficient to reduce further caloric intake.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Applicant: Solazyme, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey Brooks, Scott Franklin, Jeff Avila, Stephen M. Decker, Enrique Baliu, Walter Rakitsky, John Piechocki, Dana Zdanis, Leslie M. Norris
  • Publication number: 20100303989
    Abstract: Compositions of microalgae-derived flour are disclosed from multiple genera, species, and strains of edible microalgae. Microalgae used in the invention are free of algal toxins and contain varying levels of primarily monounsaturated triglyceride oil. Flours disclosed herein are formulated as free flowing blendable powders, mixed food ingredients, oxidation stabilized, homogenized and micronized, and combinations therein. Flours disclosed herein also form self stabilizing emulsions in slurries with manageable viscosities. Innovative methods of formulating flours and incorporating them into food compositions are also disclosed. The invention also comprises flours with significant digestible protein and unique dietary fiber content and associated water binding, texturizing, and healthy oil delivery attributes. Novel methods of oil and fat replacement using flours of the invention are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Applicant: Solazyme, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey Brooks, Scott Franklin, Jeff Avila, Stephen M. Decker, Enrique Baliu, Walter Rakitsky, John Piechocki, Dana Zdanis, Leslie M. Norris
  • Publication number: 20100297295
    Abstract: The invention provides novel beverages and raw materials for the manufacture thereof, such beverage and raw materials containing microalgae of various species with varying components. Attributes of the microalgal biomass used in the invention include nutrition-providing materials such as carotenoids, dietary fiber, tocotrienols and tocopherols, and varying lipid compositions, particularly low levels of saturated lipids. Attributes of the microalgal biomass used in the invention include structural attributes such as improved mouth feel compared to alternative milk products such as soy milk and rice milk. The novel beverages provide delivery systems for high nutrition materials found in microalgae. The invention provides a new category of finished beverages based on microalgae (such as refrigerated and shelf stable liquids and emulsions) as well as compositions for augmenting properties of current beverages through inclusion of novel microalgae-based materials as ingredients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Applicant: Solazyme, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey Brooks, Scott Franklin, Jeff Avila, Stephen M. Decker, Enrique Baliu, Walter Rakitsky, John Piechocki, Dana Zdanis, Leslie M. Norris
  • Publication number: 20100297292
    Abstract: The invention provides unique and novel strains of microalgae that have been subjected to non-transgenic methods of mutation sufficient to reduce the coloration of biomass produced by the strains. Biomass produced from such strains can be used in the manufacture of baked goods, gluten free foods, beverages, high lipid algal flours, and other foods. Pigments such as carotenoids and chlorophyll can be undesirable for consumer acceptance when incorporated into foods such as mayonnaise, yogurt, and white sauces that are not traditionally associated with colors such as yellow, red, orange and green. Some pigments, such as chlorophyll, can also create undesirable taste profiles. Use of reduced pigment microalgal biomass expands the range of food products that can be manufactured with healthy lipid profiles. High protein containing biomass of the invention, also reduced in pigmentation, is also incorporated into products such as meat analogues, nutritional bars and meal replacement beverages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Applicant: Solazyme, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey Brooks, Scott Franklin, Jeff Avila, Stephen M. Decker, Enrique Baliu, Walter Rakitsky, John Piechocki, Dana Zdanis, Leslie M. Norris
  • Publication number: 20100297331
    Abstract: Foods containing microalgae biomass with high levels of lipid are disclosed. Examples of foods include sauces, dressings, spreads, mayonnaise, and other edible materials that contain microalgae, where the edible materials are traditionally associated with delivery of saturated fats and oils. Further provided by the invention are such microalgae-containing foods with reduced caloric load compared to traditional foods of the same type, and in various embodiments the novel foods have similar or identical organoleptic properties as full-fat versions of the foods. Also provided are methods of formulating and manufacturing the novel foods and for manufacturing microalgae-based intermediates for manufacturing the same. The novel foods and intermediates can be manufactured using existing fermentation and food processing equipment, and can replace existing food products with healthier microalgae-derived food that have desirable structural and organoleptic properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Applicant: Solazyme, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey Brooks, Scott Franklin, Jeff Avila, Stephen M. Decker, Enrique Baliu, Walter Rakitsky, John Piechocki, Dana Zdanis, Leslie M. Norris
  • Publication number: 20100297296
    Abstract: Provided herein are microalgae-containing baked goods with novel properties compared to preexisting products of the same type. Methods of formulating and manufacturing these foods to deliver reduced fat, reduced cholesterol, and increased fiber content are disclosed herein. Various embodiments include elimination or reduction of eggs, butter, animal fat, and saturated oils in favor of healthy oil-containing microalgae biomass and oils, including the manufacture of foods with lower calories than preexisting products of the same type. Methods of producing raw materials for the manufacture of novel processed baked foods and intermediates such as cake and bead mixes are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Applicant: Solazyme, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey Brooks, Scott Franklin, Jeff Avila, Stephen M. Decker, Enrique Baliu, Walter Rakitsky, John Piechocki, Dana Zdanis, Leslie M. Norris
  • Publication number: 20100297325
    Abstract: The compositions and methods of the invention relate to the creation of food products based on eggs, wherein the productions contain various raw materials made from microalgae in different forms. Some forms include high levels of monounsaturated oil, dietary fiber, carotenoids, and digestible crude protein. Provided herein are methods and compositions for enhancing food stability at elevated temperature during extended periods of storage in hydrated egg products. The microalgae-derived materials are provided as dry or hydrated homogenates made from heterotrophically produced microalgae of varying genera, species and strain. Weight/weight levels of saturated fats and cholesterol are reduced in egg products of the invention, while dietary fiber is increased. Blends of liquid or dried egg with liquid or dried algae are provided, as well as methods of manufacturing and formulating the blends. Unique combinations of egg whites and microalgae are also provided for manufacture of very low cholesterol egg products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Applicant: Solazyme, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey Brooks, Scott Franklin, Jeff Avila, Stephen M. Decker, Enrique Baliu, Walter Rakitsky, John Piechocki, Dana Zdanis, Leslie M. Norris