Patents by Inventor Nicholas J. Agard

Nicholas J. Agard 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: 20180346945
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides engineered polypeptides having imine reductase activity, polynucleotides encoding the engineered imine reductases, host cells capable of expressing the engineered imine reductases, and methods of using these engineered polypeptides with a range of ketone and amine substrate compounds to prepare secondary and tertiary amine product compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Haibin Chen, Steven J. Collier, Jovana Nazor, Joly Sukumaran, Derek Smith, Jeffrey C. Moore, Gregory Hughes, Jacob Janey, Gjalt W. Huisman, Scott J. Novick, Nicholas J. Agard, Oscar Alvizo, Gregory A. Cope, Wan Lin Yeo, Stefanie Ng Minor
  • Patent number: 10144924
    Abstract: The present invention provides engineered phenylalanine ammonia-lyase (PAL) polypeptides and compositions thereof, as well as polynucleotides encoding the engineered phenylalanine ammonia-lyase (PAL) polypeptides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Codexis, Inc.
    Inventors: Gjalt W. Huisman, Nicholas J. Agard, Benjamin Mijts, Jonathan Vroom, Xiyun Zhang
  • Patent number: 10066250
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides engineered polypeptides having imine reductase activity, polynucleotides encoding the engineered imine reductases, host cells capable of expressing the engineered imine reductases, and methods of using these engineered polypeptides with a range of ketone and amine substrate compounds to prepare secondary and tertiary amine product compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Codexis, Inc.
    Inventors: Haibin Chen, Steven J. Collier, Jovana Nazor, Joly Sukumaran, Derek Smith, Jeffrey C. Moore, Gregory Hughes, Jacob Janey, Gjalt W. Huisman, Scott J. Novick, Nicholas J. Agard, Oscar Alvizo, Gregory A. Cope, Wan Lin Yeo, Stefanie Ng Minor
  • Publication number: 20180230448
    Abstract: The present invention provides engineered phenylalanine ammonia lyase (PAL) polypeptides and compositions thereof, as well as polynucleotides encoding the engineered phenylalanine ammonia lyase (PAL) polypeptides. In some embodiments, the engineered PAL polypeptides are optimized to provide enhanced catalytic activity, as well as reduced sensitivity to proteolysis and increased tolerance to storage at elevated temperatures. In some embodiments, the engineered PAL polypeptides contain fewer phenylalanine residues than wild-type PAL polypeptides. The present invention also provides methods for the use of the compositions comprising the engineered PAL polypeptides for therapeutic and industrial purposes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: Chinping Chng, William Casey Hallows, Nicholas J. Agard, Oscar Alvizo, Nikki Dellas, Gjalt W. Huisman, John Joseph Nicols
  • Publication number: 20180187221
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides engineered polypeptides having imine reductase activity, polynucleotides encoding the engineered imine reductases, host cells capable of expressing the engineered imine reductases, and methods of using these engineered polypeptides with a range of ketone and amine substrate compounds to prepare secondary and tertiary amine product compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Haibin Chen, Steven J. Collier, Jovana Nazor, Joly Sukumaran, Derek Smith, Jeffrey C. Moore, Gregory Hughes, Jacob Janey, Gjalt W. Huisman, Scott J. Novick, Nicholas J. Agard, Oscar Alvizo, Gregory A. Cope, Wan Lin Yeo, Stefanie Ng Minor
  • Patent number: 9932613
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides engineered polypeptides having imine reductase activity, polynucleotides encoding the engineered imine reductases, host cells capable of expressing the engineered imine reductases, and methods of using these engineered polypeptides with a range of ketone and amine substrate compounds to prepare secondary and tertiary amine product compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Codexis, Inc.
    Inventors: Haibin Chen, Steven J. Collier, Jovana Nazor, Joly Sukumaran, Derek Smith, Jeffrey C. Moore, Gregory Hughes, Jacob Janey, Gjalt W. Huisman, Scott J. Novick, Nicholas J. Agard, Oscar Alvizo, Gregory A. Cope, Wan Lin Yeo, Stefanie Ng Minor
  • Publication number: 20180066292
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides engineered polypeptides having imine reductase activity, polynucleotides encoding the engineered imine reductases, host cells capable of expressing the engineered imine reductases, and methods of using these engineered polypeptides with a range of ketone and amine substrate compounds to prepare secondary and tertiary amine product compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: Haibin Chen, Steven J. Collier, Jovana Nazor, Joly Sukumaran, Derek Smith, Jeffrey C. Moore, Gregory Hughes, Jacob Janey, Gjalt W. Huisman, Scott J. Novick, Nicholas J. Agard, Oscar Alvizo, Gregory A. Cope, Wan Lin Yeo, Stefanie Ng Minor
  • Publication number: 20180037880
    Abstract: The present invention provides engineered phenylalanine ammonia-lyase (PAL) polypeptides and compositions thereof, as well as polynucleotides encoding the engineered phenylalanine ammonia-lyase (PAL) polypeptides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: Gjalt W. Huisman, Nicholas J. Agard, Benjamin Mijts, Jonathan Vroom, Xiyun Zhang
  • Publication number: 20180030419
    Abstract: The present application provides engineered polypeptides having imine reductase activity, polynucleotides encoding the engineered imine reductases, host cells capable of expressing the engineered imine reductases, and methods of using these engineered polypeptides with a range of ketone and amine substrate compounds to prepare secondary and tertiary amine product compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Nicholas J. Agard, Oscar Alvizo, Melissa Ann Mayo, Stefanie Ng Minor, James Nicholas Riggins, Jeffrey C. Moore
  • Publication number: 20180016568
    Abstract: The present invention provides engineered phenylalanine ammonia-lyase (PAL) polypeptides and compositions thereof, as well as polynucleotides encoding the engineered phenylalanine ammonia-lyase (PAL) polypeptides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventors: Gjalt W. Huisman, Nicholas J. Agard, Benjamin Mijts, Jonathan Vroom, Xiyun Zhang
  • Publication number: 20180002676
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides engineered ketoreductase enzymes having improved properties as compared to a naturally occurring wild-type ketoreductase enzyme. Also provided are polynucleotides encoding the engineered ketoreductase enzymes, host cells capable of expressing the engineered ketoreductase enzymes, and methods of using the engineered ketoreductase enzymes to synthesize a variety of chiral compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Oscar Alvizo, Nicholas J. Agard, Xinkai Xie, David Entwistle, Birgit Kosjek
  • Publication number: 20170360900
    Abstract: The present invention provides engineered human alpha-galactosidase polypeptides and compositions thereof. The engineered human alpha-galactosidase polypeptides have been optimized to provide improved stability under both acidic (pH <4.5) and basic (pH >7) conditions. The invention also relates to the use of the compositions comprising the engineered human alpha-galactosidase polypeptides for therapeutic purposes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Nicholas J. Agard, Mathew G. Miller, Xiyun Zhang, Gjalt W. Huisman
  • Patent number: 9828614
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides engineered polypeptides having imine reductase activity, polynucleotides encoding the engineered imine reductases, host cells capable of expressing the engineered imine reductases, and methods of using these engineered polypeptides with a range of ketone and amine substrate compounds to prepare secondary and tertiary amine product compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Codexis, Inc.
    Inventors: Haibin Chen, Steven J. Collier, Jovana Nazor, Joly Sukumaran, Derek Smith, Jeffrey C. Moore, Gregory Hughes, Jacob Janey, Gjalt W. Huisman, Scott J. Novick, Nicholas J. Agard, Oscar Alvizo, Gregory A. Cope, Wan Lin Yeo, Stefanie Ng Minor
  • Patent number: 9822346
    Abstract: The present application provides engineered polypeptides having imine reductase activity, polynucleotides encoding the engineered imine reductases, host cells capable of expressing the engineered imine reductases, and methods of using these engineered polypeptides with a range of ketone and amine substrate compounds to prepare secondary and tertiary amine product compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Codexis, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas J. Agard, Oscar Alvizo, Melissa Ann Mayo, Stefanie Ng Minor, James Nicholas Riggins, Jeffrey C. Moore
  • Patent number: 9803224
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides engineered polypeptides having imine reductase activity, polynucleotides encoding the engineered imine reductases, host cells capable of expressing the engineered imine reductases, and methods of using these engineered polypeptides with a range of ketone and amine substrate compounds to prepare secondary and tertiary amine product compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Codexis, Inc.
    Inventors: Haibin Chen, Steven J. Collier, Jovana Nazor, Joly Sukumaran, Derek Smith, Jeffrey C. Moore, Gregory Hughes, Jacob Janey, Gjalt W. Huisman, Scott J. Novick, Nicholas J. Agard, Oscar Alvizo, Gregory A. Cope, Wan Lin Yeo, Stefanie Ng Minor
  • Publication number: 20170268028
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides engineered polypeptides having imine reductase activity, polynucleotides encoding the engineered imine reductases, host cells capable of expressing the engineered imine reductases, and methods of using these engineered polypeptides with a range of ketone and amine substrate compounds to prepare secondary and tertiary amine product compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Haibin Chen, Steven J. Collier, Jovana Nazor, Joly Sukumaran, Derek Smith, Jeffrey C. Moore, Gregory Hughes, Jacob Janey, Gjalt W. Huisman, Scott J. Novick, Nicholas J. Agard, Oscar Alvizo, Gregory A. Cope, Wan Lin Yeo, Stefanie Ng Minor
  • Publication number: 20170191050
    Abstract: The present invention provides engineered phenylalanine ammonia-lyase (PAL) polypeptides and compositions thereof, as well as polynucleotides encoding the engineered phenylalanine ammonia-lyase (PAL) polypeptides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Gjalt W. Huisman, Nicholas J. Agard, Benjamin Mijts, Jonathan Vroom, Xiyun Zhang
  • Patent number: 9695451
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides engineered polypeptides having imine reductase activity, polynucleotides encoding the engineered imine reductases, host cells capable of expressing the engineered imine reductases, and methods of using these engineered polypeptides with a range of ketone and amine substrate compounds to prepare secondary and tertiary amine product compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Codexis, Inc.
    Inventors: Haibin Chen, Steven J. Collier, Jovana Nazor, Joly Sukumaran, Derek Smith, Jeffrey C. Moore, Gregory Hughes, Jacob Janey, Gjalt W. Huisman, Scott J. Novick, Nicholas J. Agard, Oscar Alvizo, Gregory A. Cope, Wan Lin Yeo, Stefanie Ng Minor
  • Publication number: 20170159038
    Abstract: The present invention provides engineered tyrosine ammonia-lyase (TAL) polypeptides and compositions thereof. In some embodiments, the engineered TAL polypeptides have been optimized to provide enhanced catalytic activity while reducing sensitivity to proteolysis and increasing tolerance to acidic pH levels. The invention also provides methods for utilization of the compositions comprising the engineered TAL polypeptides for therapeutic and industrial purposes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventors: Gjalt W. Huisman, Nicholas J. Agard, David Elgart, Xiyun Zhang
  • Patent number: 9611468
    Abstract: The present invention provides engineered phenylalanine ammonia-lyase (PAL) polypeptides and compositions thereof, as well as polynucleotides encoding the engineered phenylalanine ammonia-lyase (PAL) polypeptides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Codexis, Inc.
    Inventors: Gjalt W. Huisman, Nicholas J. Agard, Benjamin Mijts, Jonathan Vroom, Xiyun Zhang