Patents by Inventor John Randall Phillips

John Randall Phillips 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: 10640792
    Abstract: Controlling the gas inlet flow rate and energy input to a fermentation reactor to maximize conversion of syngas by maximizing uptake of hydrogen into a medium relative to carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide based on determined volumetric mass transfer coefficients for hydrogen, carbon monoxide, and carbon dioxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: The Board of Regents for Oklahoma State University
    Inventors: Hasan K. Atiyeh, John Randall Phillips, Raymond L. Huhnke
  • Publication number: 20200063091
    Abstract: Single cell protein products and an integrated method for the production of ethanol and single cell protein. A single-cell protein product comprising on dry basis between 62% by weight and 75% by weight crude protein, at least 0.2% by weight butyric acid and at least three of, at least four of or all five of (i) between 5.5% by weight and 6.9% by weight lysine; (ii) between 2.1% by weight and 3.5% by weight methionine; (iii) between 3.1% by weight and 4.4% by weight threonine; (iv) between 2.0% by weight and 3.3% by weight tryptophan and (v) between 2.5% by weight and 4.5% by weight crude fat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Bryan P. TRACY, Shawn William JONES, John Randall PHILLIPS, Daniel Knox MITCHELL, Aharon M. EYAL
  • Publication number: 20190144892
    Abstract: Integrated mixotrophic fermentation method comprising (i) an isolated naturally acetogenic organism; (ii) a first feedstock comprising a carbon source for use in a fermentation medium; (iii) a second feedstock comprising elemental hydrogen for use in the fermentation medium; wherein the second feedstock comprises performing electrolysis; and (iv) culturing the organism in the fermentation medium, whereby both feedstocks are metabolized and a fermentation broth is formed, which broth comprises at least one bioproduct.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: White Dog Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan Patrick TRACY, Sasson R. SOMEKH, John Randall PHILLIPS, Aharon M. EYAL
  • Publication number: 20180355384
    Abstract: An integrated wet-mill method for the production of ethanol and single cell protein. An integrated method for the production of ethanol and a single cell protein product is described including providing corn kernels, which kernels comprise germ, fiber, protein and starch and which method includes, among other things, steeping said corn kernels and separating said steeped kernels from a steep liquor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: White Dog Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan P. TRACY, Shawn William JONES, John Randall PHILLIPS, Daniel Knox MITCHELL, Aharon M. EYAL
  • Patent number: 10053711
    Abstract: Providing a microbial catalyst in a reaction broth, providing an adsorptive solid into the reaction broth, providing a producer gas into the reaction broth, and obtaining a fermentation product from the reaction broth resulting from activity of the microbial catalyst in the presence of the adsorptive solid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignees: THE BOARD OF REGENTS FOR OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY, BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Hasan K. Atiyeh, Randy S. Lewis, John Randall Phillips, Raymond L. Huhnke
  • Patent number: 10017789
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, there is provided herein a system and method wherein knowledge of the syngas fermentation is combined with standard instrumentation to provide a stable control of gas supply to automatically poise the fermentation to provide both high conversion of CO and H2, and high selectivity for production of ethanol. The control is based on an automatic feedback loop that corrects for operational imbalance and maintains a stable continuous fermentation required for commercial operation. In a further embodiment, feed of syngas to ethanol fermentation can be optimally controlled using the pH of the broth as the input variable for flow control of the gas. This concept will automatically maintain the correct supply of syngas to the fermentation, and provide stable operation at optimal rates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: The Board Of Regents For Oklahoma State University
    Inventors: Hasan K. Atiyeh, John Randall Phillips, Raymond L. Huhnke
  • Publication number: 20170356012
    Abstract: Controlling the gas inlet flow rate and energy input to a fermentation reactor to maximize conversion of syngas by maximizing uptake of hydrogen into a medium relative to carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide based on determined volumetric mass transfer coefficients for hydrogen, carbon monoxide, and carbon dioxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventors: Hasan K. Atiyeh, John Randall Phillips, Raymond L. Huhnke
  • Publication number: 20160281114
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, there is provided herein a system and method wherein knowledge of the syngas fermentation is combined with standard instrumentation to provide a stable control of gas supply to automatically poise the fermentation to provide both high conversion of CO and H2, and high selectivity for production of ethanol. The control is based on an automatic feedback loop that corrects for operational imbalance and maintains a stable continuous fermentation required for commercial operation. In a further embodiment, feed of syngas to ethanol fermentation can be optimally controlled using the pH of the broth as the input variable for flow control of the gas. This concept will automatically maintain the correct supply of syngas to the fermentation, and provide stable operation at optimal rates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: Hasan K. Atiyeh, John Randall Phillips, Raymond L. Huhnke
  • Publication number: 20160215303
    Abstract: Providing a microbial catalyst in a reaction broth, providing an adsorptive solid into the reaction broth, providing a producer gas into the reaction broth, and obtaining a fermentation product from the reaction broth resulting from activity of the microbial catalyst in the presence of the adsorptive solid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Applicants: BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY, THE BOARD OF REGENTS FOR OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Hasan K. Atiyeh, Randy S. Lewis, John Randall Phillips, Raymond L. Huhnke
  • Patent number: 8647851
    Abstract: A stable continuous method for producing ethanol from the anaerobic bacterial fermentation of a gaseous substrate containing at least one reducing gas involves culturing in a fermentation bioreactor anaerobic, acetogenic bacteria in a liquid nutrient medium; supplying the gaseous substrate to the bioreactor; and manipulating the bacteria in the bioreactor by reducing the redox potential, or increasing the NAD(P)H TO NAD(P) ratio, in the fermentation broth after the bacteria achieves a steady state and stable cell concentration in the bioreactor. The free acetic acid concentration in the bioreactor is maintained at less than 5 g/L free acid. This method allows ethanol to be produced in the fermentation broth in the bioreactor at a productivity of greater than 10 g/L per day. Both ethanol and acetate are produced in a ratio of ethanol to acetate ranging from 1:1 to 20:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Ineos Bio Limited
    Inventors: James L. Gaddy, Dinesh K. Arora, Ching-Whan Ko, John Randall Phillips, Rahul Basu, Carl V. Wikstrom, Edgar C. Clausen
  • Patent number: 8642302
    Abstract: A stable continuous method for producing ethanol from the anaerobic bacterial fermentation of a gaseous substrate containing at least one reducing gas involves culturing in a fermentation bioreactor anaerobic, acetogenic bacteria in a liquid nutrient medium; supplying the gaseous substrate to the bioreactor; and manipulating the bacteria in the bioreactor by reducing the redox potential, or increasing the NAD(P)H TO NAD(P) ratio, in the fermentation broth after the bacteria achieves a steady state and stable cell concentration in the bioreactor. The free acetic acid concentration in the bioreactor is maintained at less than 5 g/L free acid. This method allows ethanol to be produced in the fermentation broth in the bioreactor at a productivity of greater than 10 g/L per day. Both ethanol and acetate are produced in a ratio of ethanol to acetate ranging from 1:1 to 20:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Ineos Bio Limited
    Inventors: James L. Gaddy, Dinesh K. Arora, Ching-Whan Ko, John Randall Phillips, Rahul Basu, Carl V. Wilkstrom, Edgar C. Clausen
  • Patent number: 8642301
    Abstract: A stable continuous method for producing ethanol from the anaerobic bacterial fermentation of a gaseous substrate containing at least one reducing gas involves culturing in a fermentation bioreactor anaerobic, acetogenic bacteria in a liquid nutrient medium; supplying the gaseous substrate to the bioreactor; and manipulating the bacteria in the bioreactor by reducing the redox potential, or increasing the NAD(P)H TO NAD(P) ratio, in the fermentation broth after the bacteria achieves a steady state and stable cell concentration in the bioreactor. The free acetic acid concentration in the bioreactor is maintained at less than 5 g/L free acid. This method allows ethanol to be produced in the fermentation broth in the bioreactor at a productivity of greater than 10 g/L per day. Both ethanol and acetate are produced in a ratio of ethanol to acetate ranging from 1:1 to 20:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Ineos Bio Limited
    Inventors: James L. Gaddy, Dinesh K. Arora, Ching-Whan Ko, John Randall Phillips, Rahul Basu, Carl V. Wilkstrom, Edgar C. Clausen
  • Patent number: 8574879
    Abstract: A stable continuous method for producing ethanol from the anaerobic bacterial fermentation of a gaseous substrate containing at least one reducing gas involves culturing in a fermentation bioreactor anaerobic, acetogenic bacteria in a liquid nutrient medium; supplying the gaseous substrate to the bioreactor; and manipulating the bacteria in the bioreactor by reducing the redox potential, or increasing the NAD(P)H TO NAD(P) ratio, in the fermentation broth after the bacteria achieves a steady state and stable cell concentration in the bioreactor. The free acetic acid concentration in the bioreactor is maintained at less than 5 g/L free acid. This method allows ethanol to be produced in the fermentation broth in the bioreactor at a productivity of greater than 10 g/L per day. Both ethanol and acetate are produced in a ratio of ethanol to acetate ranging from 1:1 to 20:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Ineos Bio Limited
    Inventors: James L. Gaddy, Dinesh K. Arora, Ching-Whan Ko, John Randall Phillips, Rahul Basu, Carl V. Wilkstrom, Edgar C. Clausen
  • Publication number: 20120122173
    Abstract: A stable continuous method for producing ethanol from the anaerobic bacterial fermentation of a gaseous substrate containing at least one reducing gas involves culturing in a fermentation bioreactor anaerobic, acetogenic bacteria in a liquid nutrient medium; supplying the gaseous substrate to the bioreactor; and manipulating the bacteria in the bioreactor by reducing the redox potential, or increasing the NAD(P)H TO NAD(P) ratio, in the fermentation broth after the bacteria achieves a steady state and stable cell concentration in the bioreactor. The free acetic acid concentration in the bioreactor is maintained at less than 5 g/L free acid. This method allows ethanol to be produced in the fermentation broth in the bioreactor at a productivity of greater than 10 g/L per day. Both ethanol and acetate are produced in a ratio of ethanol to acetate ranging from 1:1 to 20:1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: INEOS BIO LIMITED
    Inventors: James L. GADDY, Dinesh K. ARORA, Ching-Whan KO, John Randall PHILLIPS, Rahul BASU, Carl V. WIKSTROM, Edgar C. CLAUSEN
  • Publication number: 20120115198
    Abstract: A stable continuous method for producing ethanol from anaerobic fermentation of a gaseous substrate containing at least one reducing gas in a liquid nutrient medium; supplying the gaseous substrate to the bioreactor. The free acetic acid concentration in the bioreactor is maintained at less than 5 g/L free acid. This method allows ethanol to be produced in the fermentation broth in the bioreactor at a productivity of greater than 10 g/L per day. Both ethanol and acetate are produced in a ratio of ethanol to acetate ranging from 1:1 to 20:1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: INEOS BIO LIMITED
    Inventors: James L. Gaddy, Dinesh K. Arora, Ching-Whan Ko, John Randall Phillips, Rahul Basu, Carl V. Wilkstrom, Edgar C. Clausen
  • Publication number: 20120094349
    Abstract: A stable continuous method for producing ethanol from the anaerobic bacterial fermentation of a gaseous substrate containing at least one reducing gas involves culturing in a fermentation bioreactor anaerobic, acetogenic bacteria in a liquid nutrient medium; supplying the gaseous substrate to the bioreactor; and manipulating the bacteria in the bioreactor by reducing the redox potential, or increasing the NAD(P)H TO NAD(P) ratio, in the fermentation broth after the bacteria achieves a steady state and stable cell concentration in the bioreactor. The free acetic acid concentration in the bioreactor is maintained at less than 5 g/L free acid. This method allows ethanol to be produced in the fermentation broth in the bioreactor at a productivity of greater than 10 g/L per day. Both ethanol and acetate are produced in a ratio of ethanol to acetate ranging from 1:1 to 20:1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: INEOS BIO LIMITED
    Inventors: James L. Gaddy, Dinesh K. Arora, Ching-Whan Ko, John Randall Phillips, Rahul Basu, Carl V. Wikstrom, Edgar C. Clausen
  • Publication number: 20120094346
    Abstract: A stable continuous method for producing ethanol from the anaerobic bacterial fermentation of a gaseous substrate containing at least one reducing gas involves culturing in a fermentation bioreactor anaerobic, acetogenic bacteria in a liquid nutrient medium; supplying the gaseous substrate to the bioreactor; and manipulating the bacteria in the bioreactor by reducing the redox potential, or increasing the NAD(P)H TO NAD(P) ratio, in the fermentation broth after the bacteria achieves a steady state and stable cell concentration in the bioreactor. The free acetic acid concentration in the bioreactor is maintained at less than 5 g/L free acid. This method allows ethanol to be produced in the fermentation broth in the bioreactor at a productivity of greater than 10 g/L per day. Both ethanol and acetate are produced in a ratio of ethanol to acetate ranging from 1:1 to 20:1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: INEOS BIO LIMITED
    Inventors: James L. Gaddy, Dinesh K. Arora, Ching-Whan Ko, John Randall Phillips, Rahul Basu, Carl V. Wikstrom, Edgar C. Clausen
  • Publication number: 20120088283
    Abstract: A stable continuous method for producing ethanol from anaerobic fermentation of a gaseous substrate containing at least one reducing gas in a liquid nutrient medium; supplying the gaseous substrate to the bioreactor. The free acetic acid concentration in the bioreactor is maintained at less than 5 g/L free acid. This method allows ethanol to be produced in the fermentation broth in the bioreactor at a productivity of greater than 10 g/L per day. Both ethanol and acetate are produced in a ratio of ethanol to acetate ranging from 1:1 to 20:1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: INEOS BIO LIMITED
    Inventors: James L. Gaddy, Dinesh K. Arora, Ching-Whan Ko, John Randall Phillips, Rahul Basu, Carl V. Wilkstrom, Edgar C. Clausen
  • Publication number: 20120088284
    Abstract: A stable continuous method for producing ethanol from anaerobic fermentation of a gaseous substrate containing at least one reducing gas in a liquid nutrient medium; supplying the gaseous substrate to the bioreactor. The free acetic acid concentration in the bioreactor is maintained at less than 5 g/L free acid. This method allows ethanol to be produced in the fermentation broth in the bioreactor at a productivity of greater than 10 g/L per day. Both ethanol and acetate are produced in a ratio of ethanol to acetate ranging from 1:1 to 20:1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: INEOS BIO LIMITED
    Inventors: James L. Gaddy, Dinesh K. Arora, Ching-Whan Ko, John Randall Phillips, Rahul Basu, Carl V. Wilkstrom, Edgar C. Clausen
  • Publication number: 20120088282
    Abstract: A stable continuous method for producing ethanol from anaerobic fermentation of a gaseous substrate containing at least one reducing gas in a liquid nutrient medium; supplying the gaseous substrate to the bioreactor. The free acetic acid concentration in the bioreactor is maintained at less than 5 g/L free acid. This method allows ethanol to be produced in the fermentation broth in the bioreactor at a productivity of greater than 10 g/L per day. Both ethanol and acetate are produced in a ratio of ethanol to acetate ranging from 1:1 to 20:1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: INEOS BIO LIMITED
    Inventors: James L. Gaddy, Dinesh K. Arora, Ching-Whan Ko, John Randall Phillips, Rahul Basu, Carl V. Wikstrom, Edgar C. Clausen