Patents by Inventor James J. Lynch

James J. Lynch 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: 10377999
    Abstract: The present invention relates to mixtures comprising a polypeptide or a plurality of polypeptides having biomass-degrading activity that is solubilized from an inclusion body, and retaining biomass-degrading activity, and methods for producing and using the same. The invention described herein provides methods for increasing the yield of recombinant protein with biomass-degrading activity that can be isolated from host cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: XYLECO, INC.
    Inventors: Marshall Medoff, Natasha Kreder, James J. Lynch, Sean Landry, Aiichiro Yoshida, Desiree Pangilinan, Thomas Craig Masterman
  • Publication number: 20190024068
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions comprising an aglycosylated polypeptide having cellobiase activity, and methods for producing and using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Marshall Medoff, Natasha Kreder, James J. Lynch, Sean Landry, Aiichiro Yoshida, Desiree Pangilinan, Thomas Craig Masterman
  • Patent number: 10131894
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions comprising an aglycosylated polypeptide having cellobiase activity, and methods for producing and using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: XYLECO, INC.
    Inventors: Marshall Medoff, Natasha Kreder, James J. Lynch, Sean Landry, Aiichiro Yoshida, Desiree Pangilinan, Thomas Craig Masterman
  • Publication number: 20180010088
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions to induce production of proteins, e.g., enzymes, e.g., amylases or biomass degrading enzymes in a host cell, and methods for increasing the yield of the proteins, e.g., enzymes produced. Such compositions comprise a caramelized sugar product. The methods described herein can also be used to enhance processing of biomass materials, e.g., to produce sugar products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: Marshall Medoff, Thomas Craig Masterman, Aiichiro Yoshida, Jaewoong Moon, Christopher G. Bergeron, James J. Lynch
  • Publication number: 20170022530
    Abstract: Provided are methods of inducing enzymes, and for treating cellulosic and lignocellulosic biomass with the enzyme.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventors: Marshall MEDOFF, Thomas Craig MASTERMAN, Aiichiro YOSHIDA, Jennifer Mon Yee FUNG, James J. LYNCH
  • Publication number: 20140011258
    Abstract: Provided are methods of inducing enzymes, and for treating cellulosic and lignocellulosic biomass with the enzyme.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: XYLECO, INC.
    Inventors: Marshall MEDOFF, Thomas Craig MASTERMAN, Aiichiro YOSHIDA, Jennifer MOON YEE FUNG, James J. LYNCH
  • Patent number: 6332285
    Abstract: A plastic tab for indexing or marking a folder or an edge portion of an article such as an organizer or storage system. The lower portion of the tab has two downwardly extending walls, between which an edge of the folder or other article may be placed. The downwardly extending walls are configured and adapted to create an interference fit when the folder or other article is inserted between the walls of the tab. The interference fit enables the tab to remain securely in the desired position along the edge portion. The tab is made of a flexible polymeric material so that it may be mounted, re-positioned or removed easily. Removal of the tab from a wall edge causes the walls to flex apart and thereby eliminate or minimize the interference fit between the tab lower walls and the article on which the tab is mounted. Removal of the tab is therefore a smooth and simple operation that minimizes breakage of the tab or damage to the folder, organizer or storage medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2001
    Assignee: Esselte Corporation
    Inventors: Eric R. Aaldenberg, Lee A. Boy, Michael Birch, Robert D. Seiler, James J. Lynch
  • Patent number: 5720427
    Abstract: An expandable folder is provided which includes a front panel member, a rear panel member, and an expandable gusset which connects the panel members and forms the bottom and sides of the folder. Reinforcing means are provided upon critical or highly stressed locations to enhance the durability and useful life of the folder. Various types of reinforcement are provided about and, preferably, over the top of the gusset. The end portions of the gussets along the sides and, where applicable, the bottom, preferably have a width which is at least twice the width of the gusset folds. The outer surfaces of the inner front and rear panel members are also reinforced to strengthen the folder at least in the areas where the gusset is attached, and, for best results, on the entire outer surfaces of the panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 24, 1998
    Assignee: The Smead Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Theodore V. Kachel, Jonathan B. Rivlin, Robert E. Hawes, Jr., Lee A. Boy, Setsuo Kanamoto, Eric R. Aaldenberg, John Heffernan, James J. Lynch, Cheryl Dellacroce-Steinberg, Duane Christensen
  • Patent number: 5711750
    Abstract: An expandable folder is provided which includes a front panel member, a rear panel member, and an expandable gusset which connects the panel members and forms the bottom and sides of the folder. Reinforcing means are provided upon critical or highly stressed locations to enhance the durability and useful life of the folder. Various types of reinforcement are provided about and, preferably, over the top of the gusset. The end portions of the gussets along the sides and, where applicable, the bottom, preferably have a width which is at least twice the width of the gusset folds. The outer surfaces of the inner front and rear panel members are also reinforced to strengthen the folder at least in the areas where the gusset is attached, and, for best results, on the entire outer surfaces of the panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 27, 1998
    Assignee: Smead Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Duane Christensen, Theodore V. Kachel, Jonathan B. Rivlin, Robert E. Hawes, Jr., Lee A. Boy, Setsuo Kanamoto, Eric R. Aaldenberg, John Heffernan, James J. Lynch, Cheryl Dellacroce-Steinberg
  • Patent number: 5506080
    Abstract: A method of forming a substantially defect-free mask for optical and phase-shift lithography. The method involves depositing a transfer layer on a mask layer deposited on a transmissive substrate, forming in the transfer layer a mask image to be defined in the mask layer, inspecting the image formed in the transfer layer, repairing the image formed in the transfer image, and transferring the corrected image from the transfer layer into the mask layer. The repair of the transfer layer is accomplished by removing unwanted portions of the transfer layer followed by filling any unwanted voids therein with a selected material. Preferably, the fill material has the same desirable etching and/or optical characteristics as the surrounding transfer layer. However, any material that is substantially opaque to the radiation used to transfer the image from the transfer layer to the mask layer can be successfully employed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 9, 1996
    Assignee: Internation Business Machines Corp.
    Inventors: William J. Adair, David S. O'Grady, Willam C. Joyce, James J. Lynch, Jean T. Ohlson
  • Patent number: 5284362
    Abstract: A reinforced shelf filing folder having front and rear panel members connected along a fold line and a tab member connected to a first side edge of the rear panel member. Reinforcement is applied to both sides of the tab member and to the outer surface of the fold line extending onto the adjacent surfaces of the front nd rear panel members. Finally, additional reinforcement means is optionally applied to the outer surfaces of the front and rear panel members, disposed along a side portion of the rear panel member opposite the first side edge and over the fold line to a corresponding portion on the front panel member. Alternatively, the additional reinforcement can be applied to the outer and inner sides of the front panel member along the first side edge. These reinforcements increase the wear resistance and life of the folder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 8, 1994
    Assignee: Esselte Pendaflex Corporation
    Inventors: Theodore V. Kachel, Jonathan B. Rivlin, Lee A. Boy, Robert E. Hawes, Jr., Cheryl Dellacroce-Steinberg, Eric Aaldenberg, James J. Lynch
  • Patent number: 5275439
    Abstract: A folder that hangs on a standard frame in office storage equipment which includes a sheet of flexible material folded at a medial line to form a bottom edge with an exterior surface and front and rear portions joined at the bottom edge, each of front and rear portions having an interior surface and an exterior surface, wherein the ends of said front and rear portions removed from said bottom edge are folded over to form top terminal folded portions, a reinforcing layer comprising one or more strips of plastic material laminated onto the folder and applied to substantially all of the exterior surfaces to increase the wear resistance, strength and life of said folder, and means for hanging the folder on the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 4, 1994
    Assignee: Esselte Pendaflex Corporation
    Inventors: Robert E. Hawes, Jr., Cheryl Dellacroce-Steinberg, Eric Aaldenberg, James J. Lynch
  • Patent number: 5261636
    Abstract: A hanging folder has reinforcing strips along its top and bottom edges, and color contrasted easy-insert label slots. These strips and contrasting slots protect against wear to the folder and thus prolong the usefulness of the folder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1993
    Assignee: Esselte Pendaflex Corporation
    Inventors: Robert E. Hawes, Jr., Cheryl Dellacroce, Eric Aaldenberg, James J. Lynch
  • Patent number: 5256130
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing improved paper office supplies comprises determining which critical areas or portions of the office supplies are prone to wear and tear, and applying reinforcement upon or adjacent to those critical areas or portions to increase the strength and resistance of the office supplies to such wear and tear. This invention also provides some examples of reinforced paper office supplies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1993
    Assignee: Esselte Pendaflex Corporation
    Inventors: Theodore V. Kachel, Jonathan B. Rivlin, Lee A. Boy, Robert E. Hawes, Jr., Cheryl Dellacroce-Steinberg, Eric Aaldenberg, James J. Lynch
  • Patent number: 5248290
    Abstract: A hanging folder has reinforcing strips along its top and bottom edges, and color contrasted easy-insert label slots. These strips and contrasting slots protect against wear to the folder and thus prolong the usefulness of the folder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1993
    Assignee: Esselte Pendaflex Corporation
    Inventors: Robert E. Hawes, Jr., Cheryl Dellacroce, Eric Aaldenberg, James J. Lynch
  • Patent number: 5066045
    Abstract: A hanging folder has reinforcing strips along its top and bottom edges, and color contrasted easy-insert label slots. These strips and contrasting slots protect against wear to the folder and thus prolong the usefulness of the folder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 19, 1991
    Assignee: Esselte Pendaflex Corporation
    Inventors: Robert E. Hawes, Jr., Cheryl Dellacroce, Eric Aaldenberg, James J. Lynch