Patents by Inventor David Matthew Bortz

David Matthew Bortz 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: 11952576
    Abstract: A novel method of diluting the structures in the cell population, such that individual cells, dependent on the activity of the structures, become single measurement devices. This can be applied to all Bacterial Microcomparments (“BMCs”), organelles, and macromolecules, and could provide a universal method for the design of novel ones and understanding of the diverse structures. In one aspect the present invention provides A method of creating a bacterial strain with inducible and detectable carboxysomes. The method includes the steps of incorporating a labeled carbon-fixation enzyme into the genome of a bacterium; deleting all or a portion of the ccm operon from the bacterium; and reintroducing a ccm operon comprising an inducible promoter to create a ?ccm+ strain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of Colorado, a body corporate
    Inventors: Jeffrey Carlyle Cameron, Nicholas C. Hill, Jian Wei Tay, Sabina Altus, David Matthew Bortz, Kristin Ann Moore