Patents by Inventor Martin Heining

Martin Heining 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: 20230242836
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of isolated polyunsaturated fatty acids containing lipids from a lipids containing biomass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2021
    Publication date: August 3, 2023
    Inventors: Michael DIEHL, Annika HEINING, Martin HEINING, Michael Benjamin JOHNSON, Jochen LEBERT, Neil Francis LEININGER, Vinod TARWADE, David Allen TINSLEY
  • Patent number: 11666062
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an oil comprising at least one polyunsaturated fatty acid having at least 20 carbon atoms (LC-PUFA). It is found that LC-PUFA-containing oil are susceptible to gelling by formation of microscopic crystals during storage ultimately resulting in unfavorable quality and handling properties. This problem has been particularly observed with a microbial oil comprising at least about 25% by weight LC-PUFA and a moisture content of 0.2 to 5% by weight. Surprisingly, it has been found that a LC-PUFA-containing oil as described above is effectively stable and does not show gelling properties under conventional storage conditions, if the oil composition as such contains less than about 8% preferably less than about 5% by weight of free fatty acid in the residual moisture of the oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignees: DSM IP ASSETS B.V., EVONIK OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Martin Heining, Vinod Tarwade, Viktor Stefan Wallimann
  • Patent number: 11542220
    Abstract: The current invention relates to a method of isolating polyunsaturated fatty acids containing lipids from a lipids containing biomass. The method involves providing a suspension of cells with a PUFAs-containing lipid; optionally lysing the cells; concentrating the suspension; adding base equivalents to the suspension based on the total dry matter present; feeding a continuous reactor with the suspension; and separating the lipids-containing light phase from the water and cell debris-containing heavy phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignees: EVONIK OPERATIONS GMBH, DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventors: Martin Heining, Michael Benjamin Johnson, Jochen Lebert, Holger Pfeifer
  • Patent number: 11414621
    Abstract: The current invention relates to a method of isolating lipids from a lipids containing biomass with aid of hydrophobic silica and to an oil and to a delipidated biomass as obtained by such a method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignees: Evonik Operations GmbH, DSM IP Assets B.V.
    Inventors: Annika Heining, Martin Heining
  • Patent number: 11352651
    Abstract: The invention relates to the isolation of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) from a lipids containing biomass. The main characteristics of the method are that a suspension of cells containing PUFAs is obtained and the cells are optionally lysed. The suspension is concentrated and then incubated for at least an hour at a controlled temperature while adding a specific range of base equivalents to biomass and maintaining a moderate pH. The isolation of lipid may be performed in the absence of organic solvents and without the addition of salt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignees: Evonik Operations GmbH, DSM IP Assets B.V.
    Inventors: Michael Diehl, Xiao Daniel Dong, Annika Hartmann, Martin Heining, Michael Benjamin Johnson, Jochen Lebert, Neil Francis Leininger, Kirt Lyvell Matthews, Sr., Mark Edward Nejako, II, Holger Pfeifer, Christian Rabe, Shannon Elizabeth Ethier Resop, Ginger Marie Shank, Vinod Tarwade, David Allen Tinsley
  • Publication number: 20210207056
    Abstract: The current invention relates to a method of isolating lipids from a lipids containing biomass with aid of hydrophobic silica and to an oil and to a delipidated biomass as obtained by such a method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Applicants: EVONIK OPERATIONS GMBH, DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventors: Annika HEINING, Martin HEINING
  • Publication number: 20210163842
    Abstract: The current invention relates to a method of separating lipids from a lipids containing biomass by demulsification under mild conditions, to an oil and to a delipidated biomass as obtained by such a method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicants: EVONIK OPERATIONS GMBH, DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventors: Annika HEINING, Martin HEINING
  • Publication number: 20210024966
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are processes for reducing emulsion during the process of obtaining a microbial oil comprising one or more polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) from one or more microbial cells by maintaining the level of carbohydrate at less than 15 g/Kg in the fermentation broth. Further disclosed herein is microbial oil comprising one or more PUFAs that is recovered from microbial cells by at least one process described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Martin HEINING, Michael Benjamin JOHNSON, Neil Francis LEININGER, Shannon Elizabeth Ethier RESOP, Justin Edward STANCZYK, Vinod TARWADE
  • Publication number: 20210017467
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are processes for reducing or eliminating emulsion during the process of obtaining a microbial oil comprising one or more polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) from one or more microbial cells by washing the fermentation broth with at least 1× amount of water. Further disclosed herein is microbial oil comprising one or more PUFAs that is recovered from microbial cells by at least one process described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Negash ADUGNA, Martin HEINING, Michael Benjamin JOHNSON, Neil Francis LEININGER, Kirt Lyvell MATTHEWS, Sr., Ginger Marie SHANK, Nasrin TABAYEHNEJAD, Vinod TARWADE
  • Publication number: 20200404938
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an oil comprising at least one polyunsaturated fatty acid having at least 20 carbon atoms (LC-PUFA). It is found that LC-PUFA-containing oil are susceptible to gelling by formation of microscopic crystals during storage ultimately resulting in unfavorable quality and handling properties. This problem has been particularly observed with a microbial oil comprising at least about 25% by weight LC-PUFA and a moisture content of 0.2 to 5% by weight. Surprisingly, it has been found that a LC-PUFA-containing oil as described above is effectively stable and does not show gelling properties under conventional storage conditions, if the oil composition as such contains less than about 8% preferably less than about 5% by weight of free fatty acid in the residual moisture of the oil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Martin HEINING, Vinod TARWADE, Viktor Stefan WALLIMANN
  • Publication number: 20200339498
    Abstract: The current invention relates to a method of isolating polyunsaturated fatty acids containing lipids from a lipids containing biomass comprising a step of demulsification in a continuous reactor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Martin HEINING, Michael Benjamin JOHNSON, Jochen LEBERT, Holger PFEIFER
  • Publication number: 20190323043
    Abstract: The current invention relates to a method of isolated polyunsaturated fatty acids containing lipids from a lipids containing biomass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Michael DIEHL, Xiao Daniel DONG, Annika HARTMANN, Martin HEINING, Michael Benjamin JOHNSON, Jochen LEBERT, Neil Francis LEININGER, Kirt Lyvell MATTHEWS, Sr., Mark Edward NEJAKO, II, Holger PFEIFER, Christian RABE, Shannon Elizabeth Ethier RESOP, Ginger Marie SHANK, Vinod TARWADE, David Allen TINSLEY
  • Patent number: 9566561
    Abstract: The invention teaches the use of particles (7) capable of light emission in chemical, biochemical, and/or biological reactors (1), wherein the reactor (1) comprises at least one emission element (4) for emitting electromagnetic alternating fields in a reaction chamber (5) of the reactor (1), wherein the particles (7) capable of light emission are suspended in a fluid reaction medium present in the reaction chamber (5), wherein the reaction medium contains photoreactants (6), and wherein the particles (7) capable of light emission are excited by means of supply of energy to the emission element (4), in a wireless manner, to emit light that activates the photoreactants (6), a photoreactor (1) and the uses thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignees: FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER-UNIVERSITAET ERLANGE
    Inventors: Rainer Buchholz, Christoph Lindenberger, Paul Manstetten, Martin Heining
  • Publication number: 20150251152
    Abstract: The invention teaches the use of particles (7) capable of light emission in chemical, biochemical, and/or biological reactors (1), wherein the reactor (1) comprises at least one emission element (4) for emitting electromagnetic alternating fields in a reaction chamber (5) of the reactor (1), wherein the particles (7) capable of light emission are suspended in a fluid reaction medium present in the reaction chamber (5), wherein the reaction medium contains photoreactants (6), and wherein the particles (7) capable of light emission are excited by means of supply of energy to the emission element (4), in a wireless manner, to emit light that activates the photoreactants (6), a photoreactor (1) and the uses thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Inventors: Rainer Buchholz, Christoph Lindenberger, Paul Manstetten, Martin Heining