Patents by Inventor John Piechocki

John Piechocki 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: 11419350
    Abstract: The present disclosure relate to feed ingredients and formulated feed, methods for their manufacture, and uses thereof in nutritional applications such as in aquaculture, terrestrial animal feed, and human nutrition. The feed ingredient compositions comprise lysed microbial cells with a small aspect ratio and triglyceride oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: CORBION BIOTECH, INC.
    Inventors: Walter Rakitsky, John Piechocki, Wenhua Lu, Janice Wee, Jorge Galazzo
  • Publication number: 20220081673
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing a lysed cell in oil suspension and methods of applying thereof, the lysed cell in oil suspension including a solids content of at least 10 wt. % and a particle size Dv90 of 100 to 300 microns, including steps a) adding a first portion of microbial cell matter to an oil, b) subjecting the mixture of microbial cell matter and oil to one or more shear steps to effect lysis of at least part of the cells and produce a suspension including lysed cells in oil, c) adding a further portion of microbial cell matter to the suspension including lysed cells in oil, d) subjecting the mixture of microbial cell matter and the suspension including lysed cells in oil to one or more shear steps to effect lysis of at least part of the cells and produce a further suspension including lysed cells in oil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Applicant: CORBION BIOTECH INC.
    Inventors: John PIECHOCKI, Cornelis Johannes Govardus VAN STRIEN, Linda Wilhelmina Antonetta CLAASSEN, Peter Johannes Marie BAETS, Jorge GALAZZO
  • 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: 20200015490
    Abstract: Algal flour and algal biomass are disclosed. Food compositions comprising algal biomass or algal flour with a high lipid content are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: Corbion Biotech, Inc.
    Inventors: John Piechocki, Dana Zdanis, Leslie M. Norris, Walter Rakitsky, Beata Klamczynska
  • Publication number: 20190297928
    Abstract: The present invention relates to microalgal food products with acceptable sensory characteristics and methods of producing the food products. The flour can be produced by cultivating microalgal cells of a strain of Chlorella protothecoides under conditions of acceptable pH and dissolved oxygen to produce a desired amount of lipid. The microalgal cells can be lysed, heat-treated, washed and dried to produce a microalgal flour that can be incorporated into a variety of products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Leslie M. Norris, John Piechocki, Enrique Baliu, Ruchir Desai, Marie Le Ruyet, Samuel Patinier, Damien Passé, Amandine Druon
  • 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10264809
    Abstract: The present invention relates to microalgal food products with acceptable sensory characteristics and methods of producing the food products. The flour can be produced by cultivating microalgal cells of a strain of Chlorella protothecoides under conditions of acceptable pH and dissolved oxygen to produce a desired amount of lipid. The microalgal cells can be lysed, heat-treated, washed and dried to produce a microalgal flour that can be incorporated into a variety of products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: CORBION BIOTECH, INC.
    Inventors: Leslie Norris, John Piechocki, Enrique Baliu, Ruchir Desai, Marie Le Ruyet, Samuel Patinier, Damien Passé, Amandine Druon
  • Publication number: 20190040334
    Abstract: Provided are microalgal compositions and methods for their use. The microalgal compositions include lubricants that find use in industrial and other applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Celine Schiff-Deb, Adrienne McKee, John Piechocki, Staci Springer, Garrett Sell, Bryce A.R. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10098371
    Abstract: The present invention relates to microalgal food products with acceptable sensory characteristics and methods of producing the food products. The flour can be produced by cultivating microalgal cells of a strain of Chlorella protothecoides under conditions of acceptable pH and dissolved oxygen to produce a desired amount of lipid. The microalgal cells can be lysed, heat-treated, washed and dried to produce a microalgal flour that can be incorporated into a variety of products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: SOLAZYME ROQUETTE NUTRITIONALS, LLC
    Inventors: Leslie Norris, John Piechocki, Enrique Baliu, Ruchir Desai, Marie Le Ruyet, Samuel Patinier, Damien Passé, Amandine Druon
  • Patent number: 10053646
    Abstract: Provided are microalgal compositions and methods for their use. The microalgal compositions include lubricants that find use in industrial and other applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Corbion Biotech, Inc.
    Inventors: Celine Schiff-Deb, Adrienne McKee, John Piechocki, Staci Springer, Garrett Sell, Bryce A. R. Sullivan
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20180000130
    Abstract: The present disclosure relate to feed ingredients and formulated feed, methods for their manufacture, and uses thereof in nutritional applications such as in aquaculture, terrestrial animal feed, and human nutrition. The feed ingredient compositions comprise lysed microbial cells with a small aspect ratio and triglyceride oil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Walter Rakitsky, John Piechocki, Wenhua Lu
  • Patent number: 9758757
    Abstract: Provided are biomass-based materials and valuable uses of microalgal biomass including: (i) acetylation of microalgal biomass to produce a material useful in the production of thermoplastics; (ii) use of triglyceride containing microalgal biomass for production of thermoplastics; (iii) combination of microalgal biomass and at least one type of plant polymer to produce a material useful in the production of thermoplastics; (iv) anionization of microalgal biomass to form a water absorbant material; (v) cationization of microalgal biomass, and optional flocculation, to form a water absorbant material; (vi) crosslinking of anionized microalgal biomass; (vii) carbonization of microalgal biomass; and (viii) use of microalgal biomass in the making of paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: TERRAVIA HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Ali Harlin, Anna-stiina Jääskeläinen, Jani Kiuru, Christiane Laine, Tiina Liitiä, Kalle Nättinen, Jaakko Pere, Sonia Sousa, John Piechocki, Adrienne McKee, Jeffrey J. Cernohous, Adam R. Pawloski
  • Publication number: 20170119005
    Abstract: Algal flour and algal biomass are disclosed. Food compositions comprising algal biomass or algal flour with a high lipid content are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Applicant: Solazyme Roquette Nutritionals, LLC
    Inventors: John Piechocki, Dana Zdanis, Leslie M. Norris, Walter Rakitsky, Beata Klamczynska
  • Publication number: 20170009197
    Abstract: Provided are biomass-based materials and valuable uses of microalgal biomass including: (i) acetylation of microalgal biomass to produce a material useful in the production of thermoplastics; (ii) use of triglyceride containing microalgal biomass for production of thermoplastics; (iii) combination of microalgal biomass and at least one type of plant polymer to produce a material useful in the production of thermoplastics; (iv) anionization of microalgal biomass to form a water absorbant material; (v) cationization of microalgal biomass, and optional flocculation, to form a water absorbant material; (vi) crosslinking of anionized microalgal biomass; (vii) carbonization of microalgal biomass; and (viii) use of microalgal biomass in the making of paper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Applicant: TERRAVIA HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Ali Harlin, Anna-stiina Jääskeläinen, Jani Kiuru, Christiane Laine, Tiina Liitiä, Kalle Nättinen, Jaakko Pere, Sonia Sousa, John Piechocki, Adrienne McKee, Jeffrey J. Cernohous, Adam R. Pawloski
  • Patent number: 9493640
    Abstract: Described herein are a wood plastic composite including an oleaginous microbial biomass, a thermoplastic composite including a heterotrophically cultivated microalgal biomass, and related articles and methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: TerraVia Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Cernohous, Adam R. Pawloski, John Piechocki, Adrienne McKee
  • 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: 20160281021
    Abstract: Provided are microalgal compositions and methods for their use. The microalgal compositions include lubricants that find use in industrial and other applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: Celine Schiff-Deb, Adrienne McKee, John Piechocki, Staci Springer, Garrett Sell, Bryce A.R. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 9375703
    Abstract: Provided are biomass-based materials and valuable uses of microalgal biomass including: (i) acetylation of microalgal biomass to produce a material useful in the production of thermoplastics; (ii) use of triglyceride containing microalgal biomass for production of thermoplastics; (iii) combination of microalgal biomass and at least one type of plant polymer to produce a material useful in the production of thermoplastics; (iv) anionization of microalgal biomass to form a water absorbant material; (v) cationization of microalgal biomass, and optional flocculation, to form a water absorbant material; (vi) crosslinking of anionized microalgal biomass; (vii) carbonization of microalgal biomass; and (viii) use of microalgal biomass in the making of paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Solazyme, Inc.
    Inventors: Ali Harlin, Anna-stiina Jääskeläinen, Jani Kiuru, Christiane Laine, Tiina Liitiä, Kalle Nättinen, Jaakko Pere, Sonia Sousa, John Piechocki, Adrienne McKee, Jeffrey J. Cernohous, Adam R. Pawloski