Patents by Inventor Harrison F. Dillon

Harrison F. Dillon 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: 20220170653
    Abstract: The microbiome of interior space within a business facility often differs markedly from its exterior. The difference may result from attempts to reduce microbes from the outside from entering the structure housing the business, attempts to kill microbes within the structure, or the provision of an environment that promotes growth of different microbes within the structure due to differences in temperature, humidity and nutrients available. The operation of a business or its facility can be changed to influence the composition of the interior microbiome and make it more similar to an exterior microbiome without an intolerable loss of the desired proactive features of the structure housing the business. The improved microbiome can result in health benefits of workers of the business and other business efficiencies, such as reduced spoilage of product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2021
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Applicant: Phylagen, Inc.
    Inventors: Jessica L. Green, Harrison F. Dillon
  • Publication number: 20210310070
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods for assessing the risk of infection to humans posed by a surface or air in a built environment or on an object. In addition to testing for the presence of infectious agents, the methods include the generation and analyses of microbiomes, and the use of both in risk assessment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: Harrison F. Dillon, Jessica L. Green, Brad Taft, Harith Humadi, Eric Berlow, Lara Reichmann
  • Publication number: 20210222231
    Abstract: Facilities operations can be conducted more safely, efficiently, and cost-effectively by monitoring changes in the facility microbiome and intervening when those changes indicate the likelihood of a deleterious effect therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2020
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Harrison F. Dillon, James F. Meadow
  • Patent number: 10493007
    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 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Algenist Brands, LLC
    Inventors: Harrison F. Dillon, Anwar Zaman, Anthony G. Day, Anna Coragliotti
  • Publication number: 20180357365
    Abstract: Methods for identifying the origin, source, transit, manufacturing or handling history of a person, item or material of interest by comparing microbiome profiles of the respective products. Methods for tracking objects and people.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: James F. Meadow, Jessica L. Green, Adam Altrichter, Harrison F. Dillon
  • Publication number: 20180353393
    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 11, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: Algenist Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Harrison F. Dillon, Anwar Zaman, Anthony G. Day, Anna Coragliotti
  • Patent number: 10138435
    Abstract: The invention provides methods of manufacturing alkanes from triglyceride oils produced through fermentation of oil-bearing microbes. The processes provided herein can utilize a variety of carbohydrate feedstocks including cane bagasse, sugar beet pulp, corn stover, glycerol, corn starch, sorghum, molasses, waste glycerol, and other renewable materials. These processes further comprise hydrotreating, hydrocracking, isomerization, distillation, and other petrochemical processes for use with oil-bearing microbes and products derived therefrom to manufacture fuels. Particular embodiments include the manufacture of ASTM D975 and ASTM D1655 compliant fuels. Genetically engineered microbes provided herein can be used in the manufacture of renewable diesel and renewable jet fuel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: CORBION BIOTECH, INC.
    Inventors: Donald E. Trimbur, Chung-Soon Im, Harrison F. Dillon, Anthony G. Day, Scott Franklin, Anna Coragliotti
  • Patent number: 9993399
    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: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Algenist Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Harrison F. Dillon, Anwar Zaman, Anthony G. Day, Anna Coragliotti
  • Publication number: 20170022436
    Abstract: The invention provides methods of manufacturing alkanes from triglyceride oils produced through fermentation of oil-bearing microbes. The processes provided herein can utilize a variety of carbohydrate feedstocks including cane bagasse, sugar beet pulp, corn stover, glycerol, corn starch, sorghum, molasses, waste glycerol, and other renewable materials. These processes further comprise hydrotreating, hydrocracking, isomerization, distillation, and other petrochemical processes for use with oil-bearing microbes and products derived therefrom to manufacture fuels. Particular embodiments include the manufacture of ASTM D975 and ASTM D1655 compliant fuels. Genetically engineered microbes provided herein can be used in the manufacture of renewable diesel and renewable jet fuel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Applicant: TerraVia Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald E. Trimbur, Chung-Soon Im, Harrison F. Dillon, Anthony G. Day, Scott Franklin, Anna Coragliotti
  • Patent number: 9434909
    Abstract: The invention provides methods of manufacturing alkanes from triglyceride oils produced through fermentation of oil-bearing microbes. The processes provided herein can utilize a variety of carbohydrate feedstocks including cane bagasse, sugar beet pulp, corn stover, glycerol, corn starch, sorghum, molasses, waste glycerol, and other renewable materials. These processes further comprise hydrotreating, hydrocracking, isomerization, distillation, and other petrochemical processes for use with oil-bearing microbes and products derived therefrom to manufacture fuels. Particular embodiments include the manufacture of ASTM D975 and ASTM D1655 compliant fuels. Genetically engineered microbes provided herein can be used in the manufacture of renewable diesel and renewable jet fuel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: SOLAZYME, INC.
    Inventors: Donald E. Trimbur, Chung-Soon Im, Harrison F. Dillon, Anthony G. Day, Scott Franklin, Anna Coragliotti
  • Publication number: 20160177164
    Abstract: Provided are drilling fluids having delay-released lubrication, the drilling fluids comprising a drilling mud and an oleaginous microbial cell, methods of using and making such drilling fluids, and drilling rigs comprising such drilling fluids. Also provided are lubricants comprising an oleaginous microbial cell. Uses for the lubricants include metal working and extreme pressure applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Applicant: Solazyme, Inc.
    Inventors: Harrison F. DILLON, Frederyk NGANTUNG, Ana Teresita ECHANIZ
  • Publication number: 20160010025
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to the production of hydrocarbon compositions, such as a lipid, in microorganisms. In particular, the invention provides methods for extracting, recovering, isolating and obtaining a lipid from a microorganism and compositions comprising the lipid. The invention also discloses methods for producing hydrocarbon compositions for use as biodiesel, renewable diesel, jet fuel, and other materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventors: Harrison F. Dillon, Dan Elefant, Anthony G. Day, Scott Franklin, Jon Wittenberg
  • Publication number: 20160002521
    Abstract: Provided are wellbore fluids comprising an oleaginous microbial cell and methods of using and making such fluids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Inventors: Harrison F. Dillon, Frederyk Ngantung, Ana Teresita Echaniz, Suruchi Sharma
  • Publication number: 20150247081
    Abstract: Provided are drilling fluids having delay-released lubrication, the drilling fluids comprising a drilling mud and an oleaginous microbial cell, methods of using and making such drilling fluids, and drilling rigs comprising such drilling fluids. Also provided are lubricants comprising an oleaginous microbial cell. Uses for the lubricants include metal working and extreme pressure applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2015
    Publication date: September 3, 2015
    Applicant: SOLAZYME, INC.
    Inventors: Harrison F. DILLON, Frederyk NGANTUNG, Ana Teresita ECHANIZ
  • Patent number: 9115332
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to the production of hydrocarbon compositions, such as a lipid, in microorganisms. In particular, the invention provides methods for extracting, recovering, isolating and obtaining a lipid from a microorganism and compositions comprising the lipid. The invention also discloses methods for producing hydrocarbon compositions for use as biodiesel, renewable diesel, jet fuel, and other materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Solazyme, Inc.
    Inventors: Harrison F. Dillon, Dan Elefant, Anthony G. Day, Scott Franklin, Jon Wittenberg
  • Publication number: 20150140051
    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: December 8, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Harrison F. Dillon, Anwar Zaman, Anthony G. Day, Anna Coragliotti
  • Patent number: 8932652
    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: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Solazyme, Inc.
    Inventors: Harrison F. Dillon, Anwar Zaman, Anthony G. Day, Anna Coragliotti
  • Patent number: 8889401
    Abstract: The invention provides methods of cultivating oil-bearing microbes using cellulosic material. Also provided are microorganisms containing one or more exogenous genes that facilitate the use of cellulosic materials as a feedstock. Also provided are microorganisms and methods for manufacturing non-alcohol-based fuels and fuel feedstocks through a process of converting cellulosic materials into oils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Solazyme, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald E. Trimbur, Chung-Soon Im, Harrison F. Dillon, Anthony G. Day, Scott Franklin, Anna Coragliotti
  • Patent number: 8889402
    Abstract: The invention provides methods of cultivating oil-bearing microbes using xylose alone or in combination with other depolymerized cellulosic material. Also provided are microorganisms comprising an exogenous gene encoding a polysaccharide degrading enzyme, such as a cellulase, a hemicellulase, a pectinase, or a driselase. Some methods of microbial fermentation are provided that comprise the use of xylose and depolymerized cellulosic materials for the production of oil-bearing microorgansims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Solazyme, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald E. Trimbur, Chung-Soon Im, Harrison F. Dillon, Anthony G. Day, Scott Franklin, Anna Coragliotti
  • Publication number: 20140273168
    Abstract: Provided are drilling fluids having delay-released lubrication, the drilling fluids comprising a drilling mud and an oleaginous microbial cell, methods of using and making such drilling fluids, and drilling rigs comprising such drilling fluids. Also provided are lubricants comprising an oleaginous microbial cell. Uses for the lubricants include metal working and extreme pressure applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: SOLAZYME, INC.
    Inventors: Harrison F. DILLON, Frederyk NGANTUNG, Ana Teresita ECHANIZ