Patents by Inventor Peter Mansour

Peter Mansour 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: 20210235729
    Abstract: A method for masking corking on the surface of polyphenol-containing plant parts is characterized by contacting the surface of the polyphenol-containing plant parts with one or more iron(III) salts, preferably with an aqueous solution that contains one or more iron(II) salts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Applicant: Clariant International Ltd.
    Inventors: Peter BAUR, Luciana BODELON, Javier Campos CUEVAS, Stefanie WOLF, Peter MANSOUR, John APONTE
  • Publication number: 20200385822
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to the field of recombinant fatty acid synthesis, particularly in transgenic plants. The application describes genes involved in fatty acid synthesis and provides methods and vectors for the manipulation of fatty acid composition of plant oils. In particular, the invention provides constructs for achieving the integration of multiple heterologous genes involved in fatty acid synthesis into the plant genome, such that the resulting plants produce altered levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids. Also described are methods for enhancing the expression of fatty acid biosynthesis enzymes by co-expressing a silencing suppressor within the plant storage organ.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Applicants: COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION, GRAINS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: James Robertson Petrie, Anne Maree Mackenzie, Qing Liu, Pushkar Shrestha, Peter David Nichols, Susan Irene Ellis Blackburn, Maged Peter Mansour, Stanley Suresh Robert, Dion Matthew Frederick Frampton, Xue-Rong Zhou, Surinder Pal Singh, Craig Christopher Wood
  • Patent number: 10648046
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to the field of recombinant fatty acid synthesis, particularly in transgenic plants. The application describes genes involved in fatty acid synthesis and provides methods and vectors for the manipulation of fatty acid composition of plant oils. In particular, the invention provides constructs for achieving the integration of multiple heterologous genes involved in fatty acid synthesis into the plant genome, such that the resulting plants produce altered levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids. Also described are methods for enhancing the expression of fatty acid biosynthesis enzymes by co-expressing a silencing suppressor within the plant storage organ.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignees: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Grains Research and Development Corporation
    Inventors: James Robertson Petrie, Anne Maree Mackenzie, Qing Liu, Pushkar Shrestha, Peter David Nichols, Susan Irene Ellis Blackburn, Maged Peter Mansour, Stanley Suresh Robert, Dion Matthew Frederick Frampton, Xue-Rong Zhou, Surinder Pal Singh, Craig Christopher Wood
  • Patent number: 10474500
    Abstract: Complex workflows are composed of a plurality of idempotent actions. During execution of the complex workflows, a computing system accesses the plurality of idempotent actions and determines whether corresponding guard conditions for triggering processing of the idempotent action are satisfied. When satisfied, a lock is taken on one or more resources used for executing the idempotent code of the idempotent action and execution of the idempotent code is initiated. Thereafter, upon successful execution of the idempotent code, the corresponding record is updated to reflect execution of the idempotent action and the lock is released. When execution of the idempotent action is unsuccessful, an exception is logged and the lock is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Peter Mansour, Rafayel Bezirganyan
  • Publication number: 20190155649
    Abstract: Complex workflows are composed of a plurality of idempotent actions. During execution of the complex workflows, a computing system accesses the plurality of idempotent actions and determines whether corresponding guard conditions for triggering processing of the idempotent action are satisfied. When satisfied, a lock is taken on one or more resources used for executing the idempotent code of the idempotent action and execution of the idempotent code is initiated. Thereafter, upon successful execution of the idempotent code, the corresponding record is updated to reflect execution of the idempotent action and the lock is released. When execution of the idempotent action is unsuccessful, an exception is logged and the lock is released.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Peter Mansour, Rafayel Bezirganyan
  • Patent number: 9994792
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to the field of recombinant fatty acid synthesis, particularly in transgenic plants. The application describes genes involved in fatty acid synthesis and provides methods and vectors for the manipulation of fatty acid composition of plant oils. In particular, the invention provides constructs for achieving the integration of multiple heterologous genes involved in fatty acid synthesis into the plant genome, such that the resulting plants produce altered levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids. Also described are methods for enhancing the expression of fatty acid biosynthesis enzymes by co-expressing a silencing suppressor within the plant storage organ.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignees: COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION, GRAINS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: James Robertson Petrie, Anne Maree Mackenzie, Qing Liu, Pushkar Shrestha, Peter David Nichols, Susan Irene Ellis Blackburn, Maged Peter Mansour, Stanley Suresh Robert, Dion Matthew Frederick Frampton, Xue-Rong Zhou, Surinder Pal Singh, Craig Christopher Wood
  • Patent number: 9976107
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of synthesizing long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, especially eicosapentaenoic acid, docosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid, in recombinant cells such as yeast or plant cells. Also provided are recombinant cells or plants which produce long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids. Furthermore, the present invention relates to a group of new enzymes which possess desaturase or elongase activity that can be used in methods of synthesizing long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids. In particular, the present invention provides ?3 destaurases, ?5 elongases and ?6 desaturases with novel activities. Also provided are methods and DNA constructs for transiently and/or stably transforming cells, particularly plant cells, with multiple genes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignees: COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION, GRAINS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: James Robertson Petrie, Anne Maree Mackenzie, Qing Liu, Pushkar Shrestha, Peter David Nichols, Susan Irene Ellis Blackburn, Maged Peter Mansour, Stanley Suresh Robert, Dion Matthew Frederick Frampton, Xue-Rong Zhou, Surinder Pal Singh, Craig Christopher Wood
  • Patent number: 9938486
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to the field of recombinant fatty acid synthesis, particularly in transgenic plants. The application describes genes involved in fatty acid synthesis and provides methods and vectors for the manipulation of fatty acid composition of plant oils. In particular, the invention provides constructs for achieving the integration of multiple heterologous genes involved in fatty acid synthesis into the plant genome, such that the resulting plants produce altered levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids. Also described are methods for enhancing the expression of fatty acid biosynthesis enzymes by co-expressing a silencing suppressor within the plant storage organ.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignees: COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION, GRAINS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: James Robertson Petrie, Anne Maree Mackenzie, Qing Liu, Pushkar Shrestha, Peter David Nichols, Susan Irene Ellis Blackburn, Maged Peter Mansour, Stanley Suresh Robert, Dion Matthew Frederick Frampton, Xue-Rong Zhou, Surinder Pal Singh, Craig Christopher Wood
  • Publication number: 20180087004
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to the field of recombinant fatty acid synthesis, particularly in transgenic plants. The application describes genes involved in fatty acid synthesis and provides methods and vectors for the manipulation of fatty acid composition of plant oils. In particular, the invention provides constructs for achieving the integration of multiple heterologous genes involved in fatty acid synthesis into the plant genome, such that the resulting plants produce altered levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids. Also described are methods for enhancing the expression of fatty acid biosynthesis enzymes by co-expressing a silencing suppressor within the plant storage organ.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Applicants: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Grains Research and Development Corporation
    Inventors: James Robertson Petrie, Anne Maree Mackenzie, Qing Liu, Pushkar Shrestha, Peter David Nichols, Susan Irene Ellis Blackburn, Maged Peter Mansour, Stanley Suresh Robert, Dion Matthew Frederick Frampton, Xue-Rong Zhou, Surinder Pal Singh, Craig Christopher Wood
  • Publication number: 20180055045
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of a composition comprising a) one or more alkyl benzene sulfonate surfactants according to formula (I) wherein R is a linear or branched C8-C18 alkyl group, and preferably a linear or branched C12 alkyl group, and X is a suitable counter-cation, b) one or more aromatic solvents, and c) optionally one or more non-ionic surfactants, for reducing the spray drift when applying a plant treatment composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: Clariant International Ltd.
    Inventors: Peter BAUR, Peter MANSOUR, Martin BAUER, Siegfried STAIGER, Secil CANAYAKIN
  • Publication number: 20180010141
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of synthesizing long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, especially eicosapentaenoic acid, docosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid, in recombinant cells such as yeast or plant cells. Also provided are recombinant cells or plants which produce long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids. Furthermore, the present invention relates to a group of new enzymes which possess desaturase or elongase activity that can be used in methods of synthesizing long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids. In particular, the present invention provides ?3 destaurases, ?5 elongases and ?6 desaturases with novel activities. Also provided are methods and DNA constructs for transiently and/or stably transforming cells, particularly plant cells, with multiple genes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Applicants: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Or ganisation, Grains Research and Development Corporation
    Inventors: James Robertson Petrie, Anne Maree Mackenzie, Qing Liu, Pushkar Shrestha, Peter David Nichols, Susan Irene Ellis Blackburn, Maged Peter Mansour, Stanley Suresh Robert, Dion Matthew Frederick Frampton, Xue-Rong Zhou, Surinder Pal Singh, Craig Christopher Wood
  • Publication number: 20180002633
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to the field of recombinant fatty acid synthesis, particularly in transgenic plants. The application describes genes involved in fatty acid synthesis and provides methods and vectors for the manipulation of fatty acid composition of plant oils. In particular, the invention provides constructs for achieving the integration of multiple heterologous genes involved in fatty acid synthesis into the plant genome, such that the resulting plants produce altered levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids. Also described are methods for enhancing the expression of fatty acid biosynthesis enzymes by co-expressing a silencing suppressor within the plant storage organ.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Applicants: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Grains Research and Development Corporation
    Inventors: James Robertson Petrie, Anne Maree Mackenzie, Qing Liu, Pushkar Shrestha, Peter David Nichols, Susan Irene Ellis Blackburn, Maged Peter Mansour, Stanley Suresh Robert, Dion Matthew Frederick Frampton, Xue-Rong Zhou, Surinder Pal Singh, Craig Christopher Wood
  • Publication number: 20170327767
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of synthesizing long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, especially eicosapentaenoic acid, docosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid, in recombinant cells such as yeast or plant cells. Also provided are recombinant cells or plants which produce long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids. Furthermore, the present invention relates to a group of new enzymes which possess desaturase or elongase activity that can be used in methods of synthesizing long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids. In particular, the present invention provides ?3 destaurases, ?5 elongases and ?6 desaturases with novel activities. Also provided are methods and DNA constructs for transiently and/or stably transforming cells, particularly plant cells, with multiple genes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Applicants: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Grains Research and Development Corporation
    Inventors: James Robertson Petrie, Anne Maree Mackenzie, Qing Liu, Pushkar Shrestha, Peter David Nichols, Susan Irene Ellis Blackburn, Maged Peter Mansour, Stanley Suresh Robert, Dion Matthew Frederick Frampton, Xue-Rong Zhou, Surinder Pal Singh, Craig Christopher Wood
  • Publication number: 20170055524
    Abstract: An adjuvant composition containing a) one or more alkyl glucamides of the formula (I), wherein R1 represents a linear or branched alkyl group having 5 to 9 carbon atoms, R2 represents an alkyl group having 1 to 3 carbon atoms; b) at least one water-soluble ammonium salt, preferably selected from the group consisting of ammonium sulfate, ammonium nitrate, ammonium nitrate urea, ammonium phosphate, ammoniumeitrate, ammonium chloride, and ammonium thiosulfate; c) propylene glycol, dipropylene glycol, mixtures of propylene glycol and dipropylene glycol, in each case optionally in a mixture with polypropylene glycol and/or polyethylene glycol, in each case with up to 10 repeating units; and d) water is suitable for increasing the efficacy of electrolyte active substances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Applicant: Clariant International Ltd.
    Inventors: Peter BAUR, Peter KLUG, Roland ARNOLD, Peter MANSOUR
  • Publication number: 20150282478
    Abstract: The invention relates to one or several copolymers A), wherein the copolymers contain one or several structural units, derived from a) 19.9 to 75.9 weight percent glycerin; b) 0.1 to 30 weight percent of at least one dicarboxylic acid, and c) 24 to 80 weight percent of at least one monocarboxylic acid of formula (I) R1—COOH??(I), wherein R1 is (C5-C29)-alkyl; (C7-C29)-alkenyl; phenyl, or naphthyl, and compositions containing one or several copolymers A) and B) a water-immiscible fluid medium, containing one or several members of the group consisting of esters of monocarboxylic and dicarboxylic acids, the acid and/or alcohol component of which has at least 4 C-atoms, plant-based oils, mineral oils, and aromatic hydrocarbons are suitable for reducing the drift during the application of pesticide preparations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Applicant: Clariant Finance (BVI) Limited
    Inventors: Peter Baur, Robert Milbradt, Peter Mansour
  • Publication number: 20150018571
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to the field of recombinant fatty acid synthesis, particularly in transgenic plants. The application describes genes involved in fatty acid synthesis and provides methods and vectors for the manipulation of fatty acid composition of plant oils. In particular, the invention provides constructs for achieving the integration of multiple heterologous genes involved in fatty acid synthesis into the plant genome, such that the resulting plants produce altered levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids. Also described are methods for enhancing the expression of fatty acid biosynthesis enzymes by co-expressing a silencing suppressor within the plant storage organ.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicants: COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION, GRAINS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: James Robertson Petrie, Anne Maree Mackenzie, Qing Liu, Pushkar Shrestha, Peter David Nichols, Susan Irene Ellis Blackburn, Maged Peter Mansour, Stanley Suresh Robert, Dion Matthew Frederick Frampton, Xue-Rong Zhou, Surinder Pal Singh, Craig Christopher Wood
  • Patent number: 8809559
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to the field of recombinant fatty acid synthesis, particularly in transgenic plants. The application describes genes involved in fatty acid synthesis and provides methods and vectors for the manipulation of fatty acid composition of plant oils. In particular, the invention provides constructs for achieving the integration of multiple heterologous genes involved in fatty acid synthesis into the plant genome, such that the resulting plants produce altered levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids. Also described are methods for enhancing the expression of fatty acid biosynthesis enzymes by co-expressing a silencing suppressor within the plant storage organ.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Commonwelath Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
    Inventors: James Robertson Petrie, Anne Maree Mackenzie, Qing Liu, Pushkar Shrestha, Peter David Nichols, Susan Irene Ellis Blackburn, Maged Peter Mansour, Stanley Suresh Robert, Dion Matthew Frederick Frampton, Xue-Rong Zhou, Surinder Pal Singh, Craig Christopher Wood
  • Publication number: 20120303438
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for implementing coupons in conjunction with payment transactions involving electronic payment instruments. The benefit of the coupons can be provided to a customer after confirmation that the customer has satisfied all conditions of the coupon, which can include conditions on the type of good(s) and/or service(s) purchased as well as non-payment activities by the customer. If a coupon includes a non-payment activity condition, the non-payment activity can be performed either before or after the payment transaction(s) corresponding to the coupon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: JOE FUTTY, FERNANDO ZANDONA, ERIC VANDENBERG, PETER MANSOUR, G. ERIC ENGSTROM
  • Publication number: 20080082603
    Abstract: A distributed user interface (UI) system includes a client device configured to render a UI for a server-based application. The client device communicates with a UI server over a network such as the Internet. The UI server performs formatting for the UI, which preferably utilizes a number of native UI controls that are available locally at the client device. In this manner, the client device need only be responsible for the actual rendering of the UI. The source data items are downloaded from the UI server to the client device when necessary, and the client device populates the UI with the downloaded source data items. The client device employs a cache to store the source data items locally for easy retrieval.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2007
    Publication date: April 3, 2008
    Inventors: Peter Mansour, Chad Schwitters
  • Publication number: 20080082604
    Abstract: A distributed user interface (UI) system includes a client device configured to render a UI for a server-based application. The client device communicates with a UI server over a network such as the Internet. The UI server performs formatting for the UI, which preferably utilizes a number of native UI controls that are available locally at the client device. In this manner, the client device need only be responsible for the actual rendering of the UI. The source data items are downloaded from the UI server to the client device when necessary, and the client device populates the UI with the downloaded source data items. The client device employs a cache to store the source data items locally for easy retrieval.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2007
    Publication date: April 3, 2008
    Inventors: Peter Mansour, Chad Schwitters