Patents by Inventor Marika Ziesack

Marika Ziesack 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: 20200255870
    Abstract: Systems and methods for fixing carbon using bacteria are described. In one embodiment, a system includes a reactor chamber with a solution contained therein. The solution may include hydrogen (H2), carbon dioxide (CO2), bioavailable nitrogen, and a chemolithoautotrophic bacteria. The system may also include a pair of electrodes that split water contained within the solution to form the hydrogen. Additionally, the system may be operated so that a concentration of the bioavailable nitrogen in the solution is below a threshold nitrogen concentration to cause the chemolithoautotrophic bacteria to produce a product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: President and Fellows of Harvard College
    Inventors: Brendan Cruz Colón, Chong Liu, Marika Ziesack, Pamela Ann Silver, Daniel G. Nocera
  • Patent number: 10597681
    Abstract: Systems and methods for fixing carbon using bacteria are described. In one embodiment, a system includes a reactor chamber with a solution contained therein. The solution may include hydrogen (H2), carbon dioxide (C02), bioavailable nitrogen, and a chemolithoautotrophic bacteria. The system may also include a pair of electrodes that split water contained within the solution to form the hydrogen. Additionally, the system may be operated so that a concentration of the bioavailable nitrogen in the solution is below a threshold nitrogen concentration to cause the chemolithoautotrophic bacteria to produce a product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: President and Fellows of Harvard College
    Inventors: Brendan Cruz Colón, Chong Liu, Marika Ziesack, Pamela Ann Silver, Daniel G. Nocera
  • Publication number: 20180265898
    Abstract: Systems and methods for fixing carbon using bacteria are described. In one embodiment, a system includes a reactor chamber with a solution contained therein. The solution may include hydrogen (H2), carbon dioxide (C02), bioavailable nitrogen, and a chemolithoautotrophic bacteria. The system may also include a pair of electrodes that split water contained within the solution to form the hydrogen. Additionally, the system may be operated so that a concentration of the bioavailable nitrogen in the solution is below a threshold nitrogen concentration to cause the chemolithoautotrophic bacteria to produce a product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicant: President and Fellows of Harvard College
    Inventors: Brendan Cruz Colón, Chong Liu, Marika Ziesack, Pamela Ann Silver, Daniel G. Nocera
  • Publication number: 20110293567
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of cancer therapy. Specifically, a chemotaxis fusion-receptor that directs bacteria towards tumors is disclosed. Further encompassed by the present invention is a bacterial cell that comprises at least one chemotaxis fusion-receptor and, preferably, a killing module for the destruction of tumor cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Applicants: RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITÄT HEIDELBERG, DKFZ DEUTCHES KREBSFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM STIFTUNG DES ÖFFENTLICHEN RECHTS
    Inventors: Roland Eils, Philip Hundeshagen, Yara Reis, Daniela Richter, Jens Keienburg, Michaela Reichenzeller, Michael Flossdorf, David Kentner, Erik Sommer, Victor Sourjik, Barbara Di Ventura, Philip Bayer, Yin Cai, Maximilian Hörner, Stephen Kraemer, Pascal Krämer, Andreas Kühne, Christian Moritz, Maria Renner, Dominik Niopek, Kathrin Nussbaum, Kolja Schleich, Markus Stahlberg, Anna Stöckl, Chenchen Zhu, Marika Ziesack, Adjana Eils, Nikita Vladimirov