Patents by Inventor Neil Renninger

Neil Renninger 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: 20190142024
    Abstract: Provided are non-dairy yogurt analogs that have qualities similar to those of dairy-based yogurts. Certain embodiments are to plant-based yogurt analogs comprising fermented plant protein isolates and/or gelled plant protein isolates. Also provided are processes for production of such non-dairy yogurt analogs. For instance, a method for producing a plant-based yogurt mixture capable of being used to make a plant-based yogurt analog comprising the steps of: a) obtaining an essentially dairy-free base for a yogurt formulation that includes a plant-based derivative, such as a paste; and b) adding an acid to said formulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Lance Kizer, Neil Renninger, Michael Schelle
  • Publication number: 20190000112
    Abstract: Provided are food products that are derived from non-animal sources that have one or more of the following: color, taste, nutritional content, and other qualities similar to those of dairy products and/or other types of food products. Also provided are processes for production of such dairy-like food products and/or other types of food product analogs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Lance Kizer, Neil Renninger, Amanda Stiles
  • Patent number: 7745108
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of identifying an enzyme, the method generally involving contacting a sample containing an enzyme with a selected enzyme substrate, where the contacting provides for covalent binding of the substrate to an amino acid of the enzyme to form a covalently modified enzyme; and determining the amino acid sequence of at least a portion of the covalently modified enzyme, using any available peptide sequencing technology, such as tandem mass spectrometry. The present invention further provides methods of identifying a nucleic acid encoding an enzyme, the methods generally involving identifying an enzyme; and, based on the amino acid sequence of at least a portion of the enzyme, designing nucleic acid probes or primers that hybridize to the nucleic acid encoding the enzyme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Jack D. Newman, Neil Renninger, Vincent J. J. Martin, Jay D. Keasling, Keith Kinkead Reiling
  • Publication number: 20080098645
    Abstract: A fuel composition comprises farnesane and/or farnesane derivatives and a conventional fuel component selected from diesel fuel, jet fuel, kerosene or gasoline. The farnesane or farnesane derivative can be used as a fuel component or as a fuel additive in the fuel composition. The fuel composition may further comprise a conventional fuel additive. Methods of making and using the fuel composition are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2007
    Publication date: May 1, 2008
    Inventors: Neil Renninger, Derek McPhee
  • Publication number: 20080092829
    Abstract: A fuel composition comprises at least a C5 isoprenoid compound or its derivative and a conventional fuel additive. The C5 isoprenoid compound or its derivative can be used as a fuel component or as a fuel additive in the fuel composition. The fuel composition may further comprise a conventional fuel component selected from a diesel fuel, jet fuel, kerosene or gasoline. Methods of making and using the fuel composition are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2007
    Publication date: April 24, 2008
    Applicant: Amyris Biotechnologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Neil Renninger, Jack Newman, Keith Reiling
  • Publication number: 20080083158
    Abstract: A fuel composition comprises farnesane and/or farnesane derivatives and a conventional fuel component selected from diesel fuel, jet fuel, kerosene or gasoline. The farnesane or farnesane derivative can be used as a fuel component or as a fuel additive in the fuel composition. The fuel composition may further comprise a conventional fuel additive. Methods of making and using the fuel composition are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2007
    Publication date: April 10, 2008
    Inventors: Neil Renninger, Derek Mcphee
  • Publication number: 20070264632
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of identifying an enzyme, the method generally involving contacting a sample containing an enzyme with a selected enzyme substrate, where the contacting provides for covalent binding of the substrate to an amino acid of the enzyme to form a covalently modified enzyme; and determining the amino acid sequence of at least a portion of the covalently modified enzyme, using any available peptide sequencing technology, such as tandem mass spectrometry. The present invention further provides methods of identifying a nucleic acid encoding an enzyme, the methods generally involving identifying an enzyme; and, based on the amino acid sequence of at least a portion of the enzyme, designing nucleic acid probes or primers that hybridize to the nucleic acid encoding the enzyme.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2004
    Publication date: November 15, 2007
    Inventors: Jack Newman, Neil Renninger, Vincent Martin, Jay Keasling, Keith Reiling
  • Publication number: 20060270863
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for the conversion of amorpha-4,11-diene to artemisinin and various artemisinin precursors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2006
    Publication date: November 30, 2006
    Applicant: Amyris Biotechnologies
    Inventors: Keith Reiling, Neil Renninger, Derek McPhee, Karl Fisher, Denise Ockey