Patents by Inventor Geoffrey Brooks

Geoffrey Brooks 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: 20210284250
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a hybrid material panel assembly for a vehicle. The panel assembly includes a panel and a plurality of mounting flanges integrally formed with the panel. The panel is formed of a first material having a first coefficient of thermal expansion. The plurality of mounting flanges are formed of a second material having a second coefficient of thermal expansion, where each of the plurality of mounting flanges include a mounting area that defines a mounting surface and at least one mounting hole. The first coefficient of thermal expansion is greater than the second coefficient of thermal expansion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: FLEX-N-GATE ADVANCED PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT, LLC
    Inventors: Geoffrey BROOKS, Steven PERUCCA, Jack BEKOU
  • 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: 20200347467
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an ironmaking feedstock comprising a solid CaFe3O5 phase. The ironmaking feedstock may be produced by a process comprising reacting a combination of a calcium source and magnetite at elevated temperature under reducing conditions sufficient to produce the solid CaFe3O5 phase. The product may be in the form of agglomerates such as pellets, with a compressive strength such that the product is suitable for transportation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Suneeti Purohit, Geoffrey Brooks, Muhammad Akbar Rhamdhani, Mark Pownceby
  • Publication number: 20200205238
    Abstract: A defrosting system for a window, headlight, or taillight for a vehicle includes a polymeric substrate, an ink layer disposed on the substrate and comprising a conductive or resistive ink, and a film layer disposed on the ink layer such that the ink layer is between the film layer and the polymeric substrate layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Geoffrey Brooks, Jack Bekou
  • 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: 20190105248
    Abstract: Methods for making an oleosome-based sunscreen formulation are provided. The methods involve preparing an oleosome suspension buffered at a pH in a range from about pH 3 to about pH 6, and contacting the oleosome formulation with a sunscreen active agent to prepare a sunscreen formulation. The sunscreen formulation may be used to prepare personal care products capable of protecting human skin against ultraviolet radiation. Related compositions are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Applicant: BOTANECO INC.
    Inventors: Soo In Yang, Shuanghui Liu, Geoffrey Brooks, Yves Lanctot
  • Patent number: 10231907
    Abstract: Provided herein are microalgal skin care compositions and methods of improving the health and appearance of skin. Also provided are methods of using polysaccharides for applications such as topical personal care products, cosmetics, and wrinkle reduction compositions. The invention also provides novel decolorized microalgal compositions useful for improving the health and appearance of skin. The invention also includes insoluble polysaccharide particles for application to human skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Algenist Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeff Avila, Geoffrey Brooks, Anthony G. Day, Aravind Somanchi
  • Publication number: 20180369113
    Abstract: Personal care products comprising a carmin protein are provided. The carmin protein may be obtained in a plant extract obtainable from plants belonging to the genus Carthamus. The personal care products may be used to prevent or repair damaged hair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: BOTANECO INC.
    Inventors: Shuanghui Liu, Kent Shafer, Stewart John Campbell, Yves Lanctot, Geoffrey Brooks
  • Patent number: 10000654
    Abstract: A plastic panel suitable for use in an automotive vehicle or other structure is provided wherein the plastic panel includes a polycarbonate substrate, a PMMA layer and a scratch resistant coating. The polycarbonate substrate may have a thickness approximately between 2.0 mm and approximately 6.0 mm. The PMMA layer may be disposed onto the polycarbonate substrate and the PMMA layer may have a thickness approximately between 0.25 mm and approximately 3.0 mm. The scratch resistant coating is applied to both the PMMA layer and the PC substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: FLEX-N-GATE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Geoffrey Brooks, Guido Benvenuto
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9764706
    Abstract: A vehicle air dam assembly is provided which includes a motor, a drive linkage and an active air dam which can be deployed or stowed on a vehicle. The motor is mounted to a vehicle bumper. The drive linkage is coupled to the motor and is affixed to the vehicle bumper. The drive linkage includes a drive member and a biasing means. The active air dam may be coupled to the drive linkage via a four bar linkage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: FLEX-N-GATE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Guido Benvenuto, Geoffrey Brooks, David Shaw, Wayne Doswell
  • Patent number: 9668966
    Abstract: The invention provides cosmetic compositions comprising microalgal biomass, whole microalgal cells, and/or microalgal oil in combination with one or more other cosmetic ingredients, and methods of making such compositions. In preferred embodiments, the microalgal components of the cosmetic compositions are derived from microalgal cultures grown heterotrophically and which comprise at least 10% oil by dry weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: TerraVia Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey Brooks, Scott Franklin
  • 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: 20160264086
    Abstract: A vehicle air dam assembly is provided which includes a motor, a drive linkage and an active air dam which can be deployed or stowed on a vehicle. The motor is mounted to a vehicle bumper. The drive linkage is coupled to the motor and is affixed to the vehicle bumper. The drive linkage includes a drive member and a biasing means. The active air dam may be coupled to the drive linkage via a four bar linkage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Applicant: FLEX-N-GATE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Guido Benvenuto, Geoffrey Brooks, David Shaw, Wayne Doswell
  • Publication number: 20160257839
    Abstract: A plastic panel suitable for use in an automotive vehicle or other structure is provided wherein the plastic panel includes a polycarbonate substrate, a PMMA layer and a scratch resistant coating. The polycarbonate substrate may have a thickness approximately between 2.0 mm and approximately 6.0 mm. The PMMA layer may be disposed onto the polycarbonate substrate and the PMMA layer may have a thickness approximately between 0.25 mm and approximately 3.0 mm. The scratch resistant coating is applied to both the PMMA layer and the PC substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Applicant: FLEX-N-GATE Corporation
    Inventors: Geoffrey Brooks, Guido Benvenuto
  • Publication number: 20160120795
    Abstract: The invention provides cosmetic compositions comprising microalgal biomass, whole microalgal cells, and/or microalgal oil in combination with one or more other cosmetic ingredients, and methods of making such compositions. In preferred embodiments, the microalgal components of the cosmetic compositions are derived from microalgal cultures grown heterotrophically and which comprise at least 10% oil by dry weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: Geoffrey Brooks, Scott Franklin
  • Publication number: 20150366791
    Abstract: Provided herein are microalgal skin care compositions and methods of improving the health and appearance of skin. Also provided are methods of using polysaccharides for applications such as topical personal care products, cosmetics, and wrinkle reduction compositions. The invention also provides novel decolorized microalgal compositions useful for improving the health and appearance of skin. The invention also includes insoluble polysaccharide particles for application to human skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Inventors: Jeff Avila, Geoffrey Brooks, Anthony G. Day, Aravind Somanchi
  • Patent number: 9205040
    Abstract: The invention provides cosmetic compositions comprising microalgal biomass, whole microalgal cells, and/or microalgal oil in combination with one or more other cosmetic ingredients, and methods of making such compositions. In preferred embodiments, the microalgal components of the cosmetic compositions are derived from microalgal cultures grown heterotrophically and which comprise at least 10% oil by dry weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Solazyme, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey Brooks, Scott Franklin
  • Patent number: 9095733
    Abstract: Provided herein are microalgal skin care compositions and methods of improving the health and appearance of skin. Also provided are methods of using polysaccharides for applications such as topical personal care products, cosmetics, and wrinkle reduction compositions. The invention also provides novel decolorized microalgal compositions useful for improving the health and appearance of skin. The invention also includes insoluble polysaccharide particles for application to human skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Solazyme, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeff Avila, Geoffrey Brooks, Anthony G. Day, Aravind Somanchi