Patents by Inventor Marshall Medoff

Marshall Medoff 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: 20210009911
    Abstract: Techniques for processing biomass are disclosed herein. A method of preparing cellulosic ethanol having 100% biogenic carbon content as determined by ASTM 6866-18, includes treating ground corn cobs with electron beam radiation and saccharifying the irradiated ground corn cob to produce sugars. The method also includes fermenting the sugars with a microorganism. In addition, an unblended cellulosic-biomass derived gasoline with a research octane number of greater than about 87, as determined by ASTM D2699 is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventor: Marshall Medoff
  • Publication number: 20200231518
    Abstract: Methods of processing chemicals change their structure, and in particular increase their solubility and/or rate of dissolution, for intermediates and products made from the structurally changed materials. Many of the methods provide materials that can be more readily utilized in reactions or other processes to produce useful intermediates and products, e.g., energy, fuels, foods or materials. Chemicals that are treated using the processes described herein can be used to form highly concentrated solutions. Treatment can change the functionality of the chemical, and thus the polarity of the chemical, which may render the treated chemical soluble in solvents in which the untreated chemical is insoluble or only sparingly or partially soluble. Methods may in some cases increase the solubility of the chemical in water or aqueous media. The chemical may be, for example, a solid, liquid, or gel, or mixtures thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventor: Marshall Medoff
  • Patent number: 10704196
    Abstract: Biomass (e.g., plant biomass, animal biomass, and municipal waste biomass) is processed to produce useful products, such as fuels. For example, systems are described that can use feedstock materials, such as cellulosic and/or lignocellulosic materials, to produce ethanol and/or butanol, e.g., by fermentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: XYLECO, INC.
    Inventor: Marshall Medoff
  • Publication number: 20200208180
    Abstract: Biomass (e.g., plant biomass, animal biomass, and municipal waste biomass) is processed to produce useful intermediates and products, such as hydroxy-carboxylic acids and hydroxy-carboxylic acid derivatives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: Xyleco, Inc.
    Inventors: Marshall Medoff, Thomas Craig Masterman, Andrew Papoulis, Jaewoong Moon, Jihan Khan, Robert Paradis
  • Patent number: 10689196
    Abstract: Biomass (e.g., plant biomass, animal biomass, and municipal waste biomass) is processed to produce useful intermediates and products, such as energy, fuels, foods or materials. For example, systems and methods are described that can be used to treat feedstock materials, such as cellulosic and/or lignocellulosic materials, while cooling equipment and the biomass to prevent overheating and possible distortion and/or degradation. The biomass is conveyed by a conveyor, which conveys the biomass under an electron beam from an electron beam accelerator. The conveyor can be cooled with cooling fluid. The conveyor can also vibrate to facilitate exposure to the electron beam. The conveyor can be configured as a trough that can be optionally cooled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: XYLECO, INC.
    Inventors: Marshall Medoff, Thomas Craig Masterman, Robert Paradis
  • Publication number: 20200190462
    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: February 26, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Marshall Medoff, Thomas Craig Masterman, Aiichiro Yoshida, Jaewoong Moon, Christopher G. Bergeron, James J. Lynch
  • Patent number: 10682623
    Abstract: Materials (e.g., plant biomass, animal biomass, and municipal waste biomass) are processed to produce useful intermediates and products, such as energy, fuels, foods or materials. For example, systems equipment, and methods are described that can be used to treat feedstock materials, such as cellulosic and/or lignocellulosic materials, using an array of vaults.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: XYLECO, INC.
    Inventors: Marshall Medoff, Thomas Craig Masterman, Robert Paradis
  • Publication number: 20200156039
    Abstract: Biomass (e.g., plant biomass, animal biomass, and municipal waste biomass) is processed to produce useful intermediates and products, such as energy, fuels, foods or materials. Systems, methods and equipment are described for upgrading process streams using electrodialysis or electrodialysis reversal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Marshall Medoff, Thomas Craig Masterman, Maia Stapleton Mukherjee, Christopher Cooper
  • Patent number: 10627471
    Abstract: Systems and methods for monitoring and improving the treatment of biomass are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: XYLECO, INC.
    Inventors: Marshall Medoff, Thomas Craig Masterman, Dennis Michaud, Gerard Palace
  • Publication number: 20200115723
    Abstract: Biomass (e.g., plant biomass, animal biomass, and municipal waste biomass) is processed to produce useful products, such as fuels. For example, systems can use feedstock materials, such as cellulosic and/or lignocellulosic materials and/or starchy or sugary materials, to produce ethanol and/or butanol, e.g., by fermentation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventor: Marshall MEDOFF
  • Patent number: 10619308
    Abstract: Methods of producing cellulosic or lignocellulosic materials for use in papermaking include treating a cellulosic or lignocellulosic dry feedstock having a first average molecular weight with ionizing radiation, and controlling the dose of ionizing radiation such that the average molecular weight of the feedstock is reduced to a predetermined level. A method of producing an irradiated paper product includes treating a paper product including a first carbohydrate-containing material having a first molecular weight with ionizing radiation, and controlling the dose of ionizing radiation so as to provide an irradiated paper product with a second carbohydrate-containing material having a second molecular weight higher than the first molecular weight. Pulp and paper products are produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Xyleco, Inc.
    Inventor: Marshall Medoff
  • Publication number: 20200109158
    Abstract: Biomass feedstocks (e.g., plant biomass, animal biomass, and municipal waste biomass) are processed to produce useful products, such as fuels. For example, systems are described that can use feedstock materials, such as cellulosic and/or lignocellulosic materials and/or starchy materials, to produce a product or intermediate, e.g., energy, a food, a fuel, or a material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Marshall MEDOFF, Thomas Craig MASTERMAN
  • Patent number: 10611997
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: XYLECO, INC.
    Inventors: Marshall Medoff, Thomas Craig Masterman, Aiichiro Yoshida, Jaewoong Moon, Christopher G. Bergeron, James J. Lynch
  • Patent number: 10612050
    Abstract: Carbon-containing materials, such as biomass (e.g., plant biomass, animal biomass, and municipal waste biomass) or coal are processed to produce useful products, such as fuels, carboxylic acids and equivalents thereof (e.g., esters and salts). For example, systems are described that can use feedstock materials, such as cellulosic and/or lignocellulosic materials and/or starchy materials, to produce ethanol, butanol or organic acids (e.g., acetic or lactic acid), salts of organic acids or mixtures thereof. If desired, organic acids can be converted into alcohols, such as by first converting the acid, salt or mixtures of the acid and its salt to an ester, and then hydrogenating the formed ester. Acetogens or homoacetogens which are capable of utilizing a syngas from a thermochemical conversion of coal or biomass can be utilized to produce the desired product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Xyleco, Inc.
    Inventors: Marshall Medoff, Thomas Craig Masterman
  • Patent number: 10610848
    Abstract: Materials, such as biomass feedstocks (e.g., plant biomass, animal biomass, and municipal waste biomass) are processed to produce useful products, such as fuels. Conveying systems, such as flowing gas conveying systems and such as closed-loop flowing gas conveying systems are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Xyleco, Inc.
    Inventors: Marshall Medoff, Thomas Craig Masterman, Robert Paradis
  • Publication number: 20200102583
    Abstract: Carbon-containing materials, such as biomass (e.g., plant biomass, animal biomass, and municipal waste biomass) or coal are processed to produce useful products, such as fuels. For example, systems are described that can use feedstock materials, such as cellulosic and/or lignocellulosic materials and/or starchy materials, to produce ethanol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Marshall Medoff, Thomas Craig Masterman
  • Patent number: 10597595
    Abstract: Techniques for processing biomass are disclosed herein. A method of preparing cellulosic ethanol having 100% biogenic carbon content as determined by ASTM 6866-18, includes treating ground corn cobs with electron beam radiation and saccharifying the irradiated ground corn cob to produce sugars. The method also includes fermenting the sugars with a microorganism. In addition, an unblended cellulosic-biomass derived gasoline with a research octane number of greater than about 87, as determined by ASTM D2699 is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: XYLECO, INC.
    Inventor: Marshall Medoff
  • Publication number: 20200086273
    Abstract: Biomass feedstocks (e.g., plant biomass, animal biomass, and municipal waste biomass) are processed to produce useful products, such as fuels. For example, novel systems, methods and equipment for conveying and/or cooling treated biomass are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Marshall MEDOFF, Thomas Craig MASTERMAN, Robert PARADIS
  • Patent number: 10584445
    Abstract: Irradiated lignocellulosic or cellulosic materials are provided which contain carboxylic acid groups and/or other functional groups not present in a naturally occurring cellulosic or lignocellulosic material from which the irradiated material was obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Xyleco, Inc.
    Inventor: Marshall Medoff
  • Patent number: 10584360
    Abstract: Systems and methods for cooling and processing materials are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Xyleco, Inc.
    Inventor: Marshall Medoff