Patents by Inventor Gavin Mclntyre

Gavin Mclntyre 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: 20190338240
    Abstract: The process of making a mineralized mycelium scaffolding requires obtaining a scaffold of fungal biopolymer having a network of interconnected mycelia cells, functionalizing the biopolymer to create precursor sites and thereafter mineralizing the scaffold with one of silicates, apatites and carbonates. The mineralized mycelium scaffolding may be used for medical applications in place of mineralized collagen membranes and collagen/hydroxyapatite composite scaffolds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: Ecovative Design LLC
    Inventors: Alex Carlton, Gavin Mclntyre
  • Publication number: 20170049059
    Abstract: The composite material is comprised of a substrate of discrete particles and a network of interconnected mycelia cells bonding the discrete particles together. The composite material is a made by inoculating a substrate of discrete particles and a nutrient material with a preselected fungus. The fungus digests the nutrient material over a period of time sufficient to grow hyphae and to allow the hyphae to form a network of interconnected mycelia cells through and around the discrete particles thereby bonding the discrete particles together to form a self-supporting composite material. In another embodiment, the fungus is allowed to grow as a fruiting body out of the substrate and within an enclosure to completely fill the enclosure to form a self-supporting structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: Ecovative Design LLC
    Inventors: Eben Bayer, Gavin Mclntyre
  • Publication number: 20160302364
    Abstract: The process aseptically inoculates a liquid media with a vegetative Xylaria fungal species to form a culture; statically incubates the culture in a vessel for a time sufficient to begin initiation of fruit body development and asexual sporulation and halts incubation at maximum conidia production prior to the beginning of sexual sporulation. Thereafter, the entire culture contents of the incubation vessel are macerated to homogenize the fungal biomass and conidia therein and form an inoculum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Inventors: Matthew Lucht, Jacob Winiski, Sue Van Hook, Alex Carlton, Gavin Mclntyre
  • Publication number: 20140097008
    Abstract: An electrical circuit is comprised of a sheet of mycelium having a wiring pattern for an electrical circuit thereon. The sheet of mycelium is prepared from a solution of Potato Dextrose Broth and Potato Dextrose Agar that is inoculated with a macerated tissue culture including a filamentous fungi selected from the group consisting of Basidiomycota, Ascomycota and Zygomycota. A sheet of tissue that grows on the surface of the solution is extracted, plasticized and dried prior to being formed with the wiring pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventors: Eben Bayer, Gavin Mclntyre
  • Publication number: 20130224840
    Abstract: The product is made, in part, of a network of interconnected mycelia cells forming a mass. In one embodiment, the mass includes one or more embedded elements, such as a panel. In another embodiment, the mass is formed over a three-dimensional lattice. The mycelia cells form hyphae that bond directly to panels made of cellulosic materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Inventors: Eben Bayer, Gavin Mclntyre
  • Publication number: 20090307969
    Abstract: The method of growing a fungal fruiting body requires exposing a mycelium of a desired organism type to environmental conditions sufficient to induce fruiting of fungal primordium in the organism type followed by enclosing the fungal primordium within a mold of a designated shape representing a near net shape volume of a desired final product. The fungal primordium is allowed to grow and fill the mold to form a mass of fungal tissue equivalent in shape to the designated shape of the mold after which the mass of fungal tissue is removed from the mold and dried.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2009
    Publication date: December 17, 2009
    Inventors: Eben Bayer, Gavin Mclntyre