Patents by Inventor Kenneth Jensen

Kenneth Jensen 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: 20190367952
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polypeptides having protease activity, and polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides. The invention also relates to nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the polynucleotides as well as methods of producing and using the polypeptides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: NOVOZYMES A/S
    Inventors: Kenneth Jensen, John Matthews
  • Publication number: 20190372564
    Abstract: A system, method, and apparatus for pulsed charging applications comprises a bulk capacitor operably connected to a power source, an inductor connected to the bulk capacitor with a charge switch, a pulse capacitor connected to the inductor, a freewheeling diode connecting a point between the charge switch and the inductor to a point after the pulse capacitor, a second diode connecting the inductor to the pulse capacitor, and a pulse switch connecting the pulse capacitor to a load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Chris Jensen, Howard Pfeffer, Kenneth Quinn, Matthew Kufer
  • Publication number: 20190352627
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polypeptides having xylanase activity and polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides. The invention also relates to nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the polynucleotides as well as methods of producing and using the polypeptides. The invention also relates to compositions comprising the polypeptides of the invention and the use of the polypeptides of the invention to solubilise xylan and in animal feed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Jesper Salomon, Kenneth Jensen, Soeren Nymand-Grarup
  • Publication number: 20190101649
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media to control a vehicle. In one aspect, a method includes capturing point-cloud data representative of a surrounding of an autonomous vehicle with one or more LIDAR sensors, identifying a point in the point cloud data as a non-matching point in response to the point having no corresponding point in a map used to determine a position of the autonomous vehicle, determining whether the non-matching point is to he used in a determination of an overlap score based on one or more comparisons of the point cloud data and the map, determining the overlap score in response to the determining whether the non-matching point is to be used in the determination of the overlap score, determining a position of the autonomous vehicle based on the overlap score and the map, and controlling the autonomous vehicle based on the position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventor: Kenneth Jensen
  • Patent number: 10221406
    Abstract: The present invention relates to cellobiohydrolase variants. The present invention also relates to polynucleotides encoding the variants; nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the polynucleotides; and methods of using the variants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignees: Novozymes, Inc., Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Kim Borch, Kenneth Jensen, Kristian Krogh, Brett McBrayer, Peter Westh, Jeppe Kari, Johan Olsen, Trine Sorensen, Michael Windahl, Hui Xu
  • Publication number: 20190055531
    Abstract: The present invention relates to cellobiohydrolase variants. The present invention also relates to polynucleotides encoding the variants; nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the polynucleotides; and methods of using the variants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Applicant: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Kim Borch, Kenneth Jensen, Kristian Krogh, Brett McBrayer, Peter Westh, Jeppe Kari, Johan Olsen, Trine Sorensen, Michael Windhal, Hui Xu
  • Publication number: 20180340191
    Abstract: S53 proteases and the use of S53 protease in processes for converting starch to ethanol are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Inventors: Nathaniel Edward Kreel, Joseph Jump, Melissa Carrie Hooss, Madison Roberts, Bernardo Vidal Jr., Kenneth Jensen, Xinyan Guo, Henrik Frisner, Tine Hoff, Ye Liu, Lan Tang
  • Publication number: 20180327711
    Abstract: The present invention relates to processes of producing a fermentation product from readily fermentable sugar-material in a fermentation vat comprising a fermentation medium, comprising: feeding the readily fermentable sugar-material into the fermentation vat comprising a slurry of fermenting organism; fermenting the readily fermentable sugar material into a desired fermentation product, wherein S8A protease is added during or after feeding of the readily fermentable sugar-material into fermentation vat or during fermentation of the readily fermentable sugar-material into the desired fermentation product. The invention also related to the use of S8A protease for reducing foaming in the fermentation wells generating by the fermenting organism during fermentation of the readily fermentable sugar-material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicant: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Felipe Senne De Oliveira Lino, Camila Do Nascimento, João G. R. Destro, Kenneth Jensen
  • Publication number: 20180171313
    Abstract: The present invention relates to isolated polypeptides with lipase activity. The invention also relates to polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides; nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the polynucleotides; compositions comprising the polynucleotides and methods of using the polypeptides or the compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: NOVOZYMES A/S
    Inventors: Kenneth Jensen, Maria Louise Leth, Anna Verena Reiser, Robert Piotr Olinski, Preben Nielsen, Lone Bausgaard
  • Patent number: 9988616
    Abstract: The present invention relates to isolated polypeptides having xanthan degrading activity, catalytic domains and polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides and catalytic domains. The invention also relates to nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the polynucleotides as well as methods of producing and using the polypeptides and catalytic domains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: NOVOZYMES A/S
    Inventors: Dorotea Raventos Segura, Peter Fischer Halin, Anders Viksoe-Nielsen, Lars Anderson, Martin Simon Borchert, Leigh Murphy, Astrid Boisen, Lorena G. Palmen, Kenneth Jensen, Carsten Sjoeholm, Tine Hoff, Charlotte Blom
  • Publication number: 20170175047
    Abstract: The present invention relates to endoglucanases having xanthan degrading activity and polynucleotides encoding the endoglucanases. The invention also relates to nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the polynucleotides as well as methods of producing and using the endoglucanases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Applicant: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Kenneth Jensen, Kirk M. Schnorr, Jesper Solomon, Bernard Henrissat, Leigh Murphy
  • Publication number: 20170175096
    Abstract: The present invention relates to endoglucanases having xanthan degrading activity and polynucleotides encoding the endoglucanases. The invention also relates to nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the polynucleotides as well as methods of producing and using the endoglucanases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Applicant: NOVOZYMES A/S
    Inventors: Kenneth JENSEN, Kirk M. SCHNORR, Leigh MURPHY
  • Publication number: 20170073656
    Abstract: The present invention relates to isolated polypeptides having xanthan degrading activity, catalytic domains and polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides and catalytic domains. The invention also relates to nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the polynucleotides as well as methods of producing and using the polypeptides and catalytic domains.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Applicant: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Dorotea Raventos Segura, Peter Fischer Halin, Anders Viksoe-Nielsen, Lars Anderson, Martin Simon Borchert, Leigh Murphy, Astrid Boisen, Lorena G. Palmen, Kenneth Jensen, Carsten Sjoeholm, Tine Hoff, Charlotte Blom
  • Patent number: 9458441
    Abstract: The present invention relates to isolated polypeptides having xanthan degrading activity, catalytic domains and polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides and catalytic domains. The invention also relates to nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the polynucleotides as well as methods of producing and using the polypeptides and catalytic domains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Dorotea Raventos Segura, Peter Fischer Halin, Lars Anderson, Martin Simon Borchert, Leigh Murphy, Astrid Boisen, Lorena G. Palmen, Kenneth Jensen, Carsten Sjoeholm, Tine Hoff, Charlotte Blom, Anders Viksoe-Nielsen
  • Patent number: 9429141
    Abstract: Methods and systems described herein relate to power generation control for an aerial vehicle of an air wind turbine (AWT). More specifically, the methods described herein relate to balancing power generation or preventing a component of the aerial vehicle from overheating using rotor speed control. An example method may include operating an aerial vehicle in a crosswind-flight mode to generate power. The aerial vehicle may include a rotor configured to help generate the power. While the aerial vehicle is in the crosswind-flight mode the method may include comparing a power output level of the aerial vehicle to a power threshold and, based on the comparison, adjusting operation of the rotor in a manner that generates an optimal amount of power or minimizes overheating of the aerial vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Damon Vander Lind, Kenneth Jensen
  • Patent number: 9422918
    Abstract: Methods and systems described herein relate to power generation control for an aerial vehicle of an air wind turbine (AWT). More specifically, the methods described herein relate to balancing power generation or preventing a component of the aerial vehicle from overheating using rotor speed control. An example method may include operating an aerial vehicle in a crosswind-flight mode to generate power. The aerial vehicle may include a rotor configured to help generate the power. While the aerial vehicle is in the crosswind-flight mode the method may include comparing a power output level of the aerial vehicle to a power threshold and, based on the comparison, adjusting operation of the rotor in a manner that generates an optimal amount of power or minimizes overheating of the aerial vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Damon Vander Lind, Kenneth Jensen
  • Publication number: 20160151874
    Abstract: A method of grinding an inner surface of a tank that includes convex first and second parts joined by a cylindrical part, the together defining an inner surface, the method including providing a frame for holding the tank and a stand rotatably connected to the frame. Initially, the frame assumes a horizontal position, and an amount of grinding material is placed into the tank covering a part of the inner surface of the tank. Thereafter, the tank is rotated about a central axis, causing the grinding material to move in a sliding and non-tumbling movement relative to the inner surface. The rotation is repeated in a first tilted position and in a second tilted position, wherein the grinding material extends on the inner surface between the cylindrical part and the respective points of interception between the first and second parts and the central axis of the tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Applicant: CKJ STEEL A/S
    Inventor: Carsten Kenneth Jensen
  • Patent number: 9317043
    Abstract: Methods and systems described herein relate to power generation control for an aerial vehicle. An example method may include operating an aerial vehicle in a crosswind-flight orientation substantially along a first flight path to generate power. The first flight path may include a substantially circular path that allows the aerial vehicle to generate the power. While the aerial vehicle is in the crosswind-flight orientation the method may include determining to reduce the power being generated by the aerial vehicle, and responsive to the determination, determining a second flight path that will reduce the power generated by the aerial vehicle when operating on the second flight path. Once determined, the aerial vehicle may operate substantially along the second flight path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Jensen, Damon Vander Lind
  • Publication number: 20160046917
    Abstract: The present invention relates to cellobiohydrolase variants. The present invention also relates to polynucleotides encoding the variants; nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the polynucleotides; and methods of using the variants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Inventors: Kim Borch, Kenneth Jensen, Kristian Krogh, Brett McBrayer, Peter Westh, Jeppe Kari, Johan Olsen, Trine Sorensen, Michael Windahl, Hui Xu
  • Patent number: 9174732
    Abstract: A method involves operating an aerial vehicle to travel along a first closed path on a tether sphere while oriented in a crosswind-flight orientation. A tether is connected to the aerial vehicle on a first end and is connected to a ground station on a second end. Further, the tether sphere has a radius corresponding to a length of the tether. The method further involves while the aerial vehicle is in the crosswind-flight orientation, operating the aerial vehicle to travel along a second closed path on the tether sphere, such that a speed of the aerial vehicle is reduced. And the method involves after or while the speed of the aerial vehicle is reduced, transitioning the aerial vehicle from traveling along the second closed path while in the crosswind-flight orientation to a hover-flight orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Jensen, Erik Christopher Chubb, Damon Vander Lind