Patents by Inventor Jacob Winiski

Jacob Winiski 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: 20220290199
    Abstract: A mycological biopolymer product consisting entirely of fungal mycelium is made by inoculating a nutritive substrate with a selected fungus in a sealed environment except for a void space, which space is subsequently filled with a network of undifferentiated fungal mycelium. The environmental conditions for producing the mycological biopolymer product, i.e. a high carbon dioxide (CO2) content (from 5% to 7% by volume) and an elevated temperature (from 85° F. to 95° F.), prevent full differentiation of the fungus into a mushroom. There are no stipe, cap, or spores produced. The biopolymer product grows into the void space of the tool, filling the space with an undifferentiated mycelium chitin-polymer, which is subsequently extracted from the substrate and dried.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2022
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Inventors: Lucy Greetham, Gavin R. McIntyre, Eben Bayer, Jacob Winiski, Sarah Araldi
  • Patent number: 11277979
    Abstract: A mycological biopolymer product consisting entirely of fungal mycelium is made by inoculating a nutritive substrate with a selected fungus in a sealed environment except for a void space, which space is subsequently filled with a network of undifferentiated fungal mycelium. The environmental conditions for producing the mycological biopolymer product, i.e. a high carbon dioxide (CO2) content (from 5% to 7% by volume) and an elevated temperature (from 85° F. to 95° F.), prevent full differentiation of the fungus into a mushroom. There are no stipe, cap, or spores produced. The biopolymer product grows into the void space of the tool, filling the space with an undifferentiated mycelium chitin-polymer, which is subsequently extracted from the substrate and dried.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Ecovative Design LLC
    Inventors: Lucy Greetham, Gavin R. McIntyre, Eben Bayer, Jacob Winiski, Sarah Araldi
  • Publication number: 20210401019
    Abstract: Several methods are described for generating mycelial scaffolds for use several technologies. In one embodiment, a mycelial scaffold is generated using a perfusion bioreactor system for cell-based meat technologies. In another embodiment, a mycelial scaffold is prepared for biomedical applications. The mycelial scaffolds may be generated from a liquid medium or from a solid substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Inventors: Eben Bayer, Gavin McIntyre, Peter Mueller, Meghan O'Brien, Damen Schaak, Jacob Winiski, Alex Carlton
  • Publication number: 20210348117
    Abstract: The composite biomaterial employs a binding organism (a filamentous fungi that produce mycelium) based on the material physical properties required for the composite biomaterial and a modulating organism (bacteria, fungus or yeast) based on a desired effect of the modulating organism on the binding organism. The modulating organism is selected based on the desired effect on the binding organism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Applicant: Ecovative Design, LLC
    Inventor: Jacob Winiski
  • Publication number: 20200208097
    Abstract: The composite biomaterial employs a binding organism (a filamentous fungi that produce mycelium) based on the material physical properties required for the composite biomaterial and a modulating organism (bacteria, fungus or yeast) based on a desired effect of the modulating organism on the binding organism. The modulating organism is selected based on the desired effect on the binding organism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: Ecovative Design, LLC
    Inventor: Jacob Winiski
  • Publication number: 20200157506
    Abstract: Several methods are described for generating mycelial scaffolds for use several technologies. In one embodiment, a mycelial scaffold is generated using a perfusion bioreactor system for cell-based meat technologies. In another embodiment, a mycelial scaffold is prepared for biomedical applications. The mycelial scaffolds may be generated from a liquid medium or from a solid substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: Ecovative Design LLC
    Inventors: Eben Bayer, Gavin McIntyre, Peter Mueller, Meghan O'Brien, Damen Schaak, Jacob Winiski, Alex Carlton
  • Patent number: 10266695
    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: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Ecovative Design LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Lucht, Jacob Winiski, Sue Van Hook, Alex Carlton, Gavin McIntyre
  • Patent number: 10144149
    Abstract: A self-supporting composite body comprising a substrate of discrete particles and a network of interconnected mycelia cells extending through and around the discrete particles and bonding the discrete particles together is characterized in being stiff and in having a density of greater than 18 pounds per cubic foot (pcf). The method of making the composite body includes compressing a mass of biocomposite material comprised of discrete particles and a network of interconnected mycelia cells in the presence of moisture into a compressed body having a density in excess of 18 pcf. Compression may take place batch wise in a press or continuously between a pair of movable endless conveyors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Ecovative Design LLC
    Inventors: Gavin R. McIntyre, Greg Tudryn, Jeff Betts, Jacob Winiski
  • Patent number: 10125347
    Abstract: The method of making a composite biomaterial employs a binding organism (a filamentous fungi that produce mycelium) based on the material physical properties required for the composite biomaterial and a modulating organism (bacteria, fungus or yeast) based on a desired effect of the modulating organism on the binding organism. The modulating organism is selected based on the desired effect on the binding organism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: ECOVATIVE DESIGN, LLC
    Inventor: Jacob Winiski
  • Patent number: 9914906
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the process combines a fraction (up to 15%) of a lignocellulose substrate with supplemental nutritional material and hydrates the fraction to a moisture content of from 40% to 70% by weight. The hydrated substrate fraction is heat processed to remove ambient bioburden (yeast, mold, bacteria) and to maintain the hydrated substrate fraction in an aseptic condition. Thereafter, the hydrated substrate fraction is inoculated with a fungus and incubated to obtain a myceliated substrate which is then reduced into discrete particles. The remaining fraction of the substrate is combined with water and then combined with the discrete particles of myceliated substrate and incubated to obtain a second myceliated substrate which is then reduced into discrete particles. The second myceliated substrate is combined with supplemental nutritional material and incubated to obtain a third myceliated substrate composed of at least 10% mycelium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Ecovative Design LLC
    Inventors: Jacob Winiski, Sue Van Hook, Matthew Lucht, Gavin McIntyre
  • 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: 20160264926
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the process combines a fraction (up to 15%) of a lignocellulose substrate with supplemental nutritional material and hydrates the fraction to a moisture content of from 40% to 70% by weight. The hydrated substrate fraction is heat processed to remove ambient bioburden (yeast, mold, bacteria) and to maintain the hydrated substrate fraction in an aseptic condition. Thereafter, the hydrated substrate fraction is inoculated with a fungus and incubated to obtain a myceliated substrate which is then reduced into discrete particles. The remaining fraction of the substrate is combined with water and then combined with the discrete particles of myceliated substrate and incubated to obtain a second myceliated substrate which is then reduced into discrete particles. The second myceliated substrate is combined with supplemental nutritional material and incubated to obtain a third myceliated substrate composed of at least 10% mycelium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: Jacob Winiski, Sue Van Hook, Matthew Lucht, Gavin McIntyre
  • Publication number: 20160002589
    Abstract: The method of making a composite biomaterial employs a binding organism (a filamentous fungi that produce mycelium) based on the material physical properties required for the composite biomaterial and a modulating organism (bacteria, fungus or yeast) based on a desired effect of the modulating organism on the binding organism. The modulating organism is selected based on the desired effect on the binding organism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Inventor: Jacob Winiski
  • Publication number: 20150038619
    Abstract: A self-supporting composite body comprising a substrate of discrete particles and a network of interconnected mycelia cells extending through and around the discrete particles and bonding the discrete particles together is characterized in being stiff and in having a density of greater than 18 pounds per cubic foot (pcf). The method of making the composite body includes compressing a mass of biocomposite material comprised of discrete particles and a network of interconnected mycelia cells in the presence of moisture into a compressed body having a density in excess of 18 pcf. Compression may take place batch wise. in a press or continuously between a pair of movable endless conveyors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Gavin R. McIntyre, Greg Tudryn, Jeff Betts, Jacob Winiski
  • Publication number: 20150033620
    Abstract: A mycological biopolymer product consisting entirely of fungal mycelium is made by inoculating a nutritive substrate with a selected fungus in a sealed environment except for a void space, which space is subsequently filled with a network of undifferentiated fungal mycelium. The environmental conditions for producing the mycological biopolymer product, i.e. a high carbon dioxide (CO2) content (from 5% to 7% by volume) and an elevated temperature (from 85° F. to 95° F.), prevent full differentiation of the fungus into a mushroom. There are no stipe, cap, or spores produced. The biopolymer product grows into the void space of the tool, filling the space with an undifferentiated mycelium chitin-polymer, which is subsequently extracted from the substrate and dried.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Lucy Greetham, Gavin R. McIntyre, Eben Bayer, Jacob Winiski, Sarah Araldi
  • Publication number: 20130309755
    Abstract: A method of producing a fungal leachate solution comprises the steps of obtaining a feedstock of lignocellulosic substrate; colonizing the substrate with a selected fungus; and adding water to the colonized substrate to form a liquid medium containing at least one of sugar alcohol, a phenolic compound and a fatty acid. A leachate from the liquid medium can be used as a liquid culture medium to culture fungi.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventors: Gavin McIntyre, Jacob Winiski, Sue Van Hook, Lucy Greetham, Courtney Hart