Patents by Inventor Scott E. Baker

Scott E. Baker 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).

  • Patent number: 11414653
    Abstract: The present invention provides for an Aspergillus niger host cell comprising a gene of interest operatively linked to an ecm33 promoter of an ascomycete fungi, wherein the gene of interest is heterologous to the ecm33 promoter and/or to Aspergillus niger. In some embodiments, the gene of interest is a glycoside hydrolase enzyme. In some embodiments, the glycoside hydrolase enzyme is a glucosidase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignees: National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC, Battelle Memorial Institute, The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: John M. Gladden, Saori Amaike Campen, Jinxiang Zhang, Jon K. Magnuson, Scott E. Baker, Blake A. Simmons
  • Publication number: 20210254077
    Abstract: Fungi that are genetically inactivated for the mstC gene (or a homolog thereof) are provided, which can also be genetically modified to increase production of heterologous proteins from a glucoamylase promoter. Methods of using these fungi, for example to degrade a biomass, are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2021
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Applicants: Battelle Memorial Institute, National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC
    Inventors: Scott E. Baker, Jon K. Magnuson, Morgann C. Reilly, Joonhoon Kim, John Gladden, Jed J. Lynn
  • Patent number: 10934551
    Abstract: Fungi that are genetically inactivated for the mstC gene (or a homolog thereof) are provided, which can also be genetically modified to increase production of heterologous proteins from a glucoamylase promoter. Methods of using these fungi, for example to degrade a biomass, are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignees: Battelle Memorial Institute, Natl Tech & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC
    Inventors: Scott E. Baker, Jon K. Magnuson, Morgann C. Reilly, Joonhoon Kim, John Gladden, Jed J. Lynn
  • Publication number: 20190169584
    Abstract: The present invention provides for an Asperigillus niger host cell comprising a gene of interest operatively linked to an ecm33 promoter of an ascomycete fungi, wherein the gene of interest is heterologous to the ecm33 promoter and/or to Asperigillus niger. In some embodiments, the gene of interest is a glycoside hydrolase enzyme. In some embodiments, the glycoside hydrolase enzyme is a glucosidase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: John M. Gladden, Saori Amaike Campen, Jinxiang Zhang, Jon K. Magnuson, Scott E. Baker, Blake A. Simmons
  • Publication number: 20190112611
    Abstract: Fungi that are genetically inactivated for the mstC gene (or a homolog thereof) are provided, which can also be genetically modified to increase production of heterologous proteins from a glucoamylase promoter. Methods of using these fungi, for example to degrade a biomass, are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Scott E. Baker, Jon K. Magnuson, Morgann C. Reilly, Joonhoon Kim, John Gladden, Jed J. Lynn
  • Patent number: 9909152
    Abstract: Fungi, such as Aspergillus niger, having a dolichyl-P-Man:Man(5)GlcNAc(2)-PP-dolichyl mannosyltransferase (Alg3) gene genetic inactivation, increased expression of a loss of aflR expression A (LaeA), or both, are described. In some examples, such mutants have several phenotypes, including an increased production of citric acid relative to the parental strain. Methods of using the disclosed fungi to make citric acid are also described, as are compositions and kits including the disclosed fungi. Further described are Aspergillus terreus fungi overexpressing the LaeA gene and the use of such fungi for the production of itaconic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Ziyu Dai, Scott E. Baker
  • Patent number: 9375091
    Abstract: A portable adjustable headrest that is releasably secured to the seatback of a casual seating. The headrest generally includes a headrest support bar, and a pair of rosettes that attach to a pair of vertical arms of the headrest support bar for vertical adjustment. First and second clamp bars having telescoping extensions for receipt in channels defined in each of the rosettes. Each clamp bar further includes a hook member opposite the telescoping extension, that define a slot for receipt of the chair's seatback frame. The clamp bars can each be selectively positioned in order to horizontally adjust the width of the headrest such that the clamp bars, as a whole is extensible and retractable to suit the needs of both wider designed chairs and more narrowly designed chairs. A cushioned member having a pocket sized for receiving an upper portion of the support bar, and further including an exterior surface and interior foam layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Inventor: Scott E. Baker
  • Publication number: 20160046967
    Abstract: Fungi, such as Aspergillus niger, having a dolichyl-P-Man:Man(5)GlcNAc(2)-PP-dolichyl mannosyltransferase (Alg3) gene genetic inactivation, increased expression of a loss of aflR expression A (LaeA), or both, are described. In some examples, such mutants have several phenotypes, including an increased production of citric acid relative to the parental strain. Methods of using the disclosed fungi to make citric acid are also described, as are compositions and kits including the disclosed fungi. Further described are Aspergillus terreus fungi overexpressing the LaeA gene and the use of such fungi for the production of itaconic acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Applicant: BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Ziyu Dai, Scott E. Baker
  • Patent number: 9206450
    Abstract: Provided herein are fungi, such as Aspergillus niger, having a dolichyl-P-Man:Man(5)GlcNAc(2)-PP-dolichyl mannosyltransferase (Alg3) gene genetic inactivation, increased expression of a loss of aflR expression A (Lae), or both. In some examples, such mutants have several phenotypes, including an increased production of citric acid relative to the parental strain. Methods of using the disclosed fungi to make citric acid are also provided, as are compositions and kits including the disclosed fungi.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Ziyu Dai, Scott E. Baker
  • Publication number: 20150232892
    Abstract: Provided herein are fungi, such as Aspergillus niger, having a dolichyl-P-Man:Man(5)GlcNAc(2)-PP-dolichyl mannosyltransferase (Alg3) gene genetic inactivation, increased expression of a loss of aflR expression A (Lae), or both. In some examples, such mutants have several phenotypes, including an increased production of citric acid relative to the parental strain. Methods of using the disclosed fungi to make citric acid are also provided, as are compositions and kits including the disclosed fungi.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Applicant: BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Ziyu Dai, Scott E. Baker
  • Patent number: 9023637
    Abstract: Provided herein are fungi, such as Aspergillus niger, having a dolichyl-P-Man:Man(5)GlcNAc(2)-PP-dolichyl mannosyltransferase (Alg3) gene genetic inactivation, increased expression of a loss of aflR expression A (Lae), or both. In some examples, such mutants have several phenotypes, including an increased production of citric acid relative to the parental strain. Methods of using the disclosed fungi to make citric acid are also provided, as are compositions and kits including the disclosed fungi.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Ziyu Dai, Scott E. Baker
  • Patent number: 5671967
    Abstract: A sill cover article for automobiles and other vehicles which has a first, relatively rigid sill cover portion and a second, relatively flexible lower door sealing portion that is manufactured as a single component and can be attached to a vehicle in a single mounting operation. The sill cover article is preferably manufactured of two materials of different durometer which are coextruded to form a single component. The sill cover article or a portion thereof may be provided with various coatings and/or additives to provide the article with desired properties. For example, the lower door sealing portion may be provided with an ice-release agent to prevent ice from forming on a surface thereof. The sill cover article of the present invention provides a reduction in assembly time, inventory requirements and overall manufacturing costs of a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 30, 1997
    Assignee: GenCorp Inc.
    Inventors: Cecil R. Gurganus, Roy C. Sanford, Jerry W. Atkinson, Scott E. Baker, Michael C. Sander, John J. Vincini