Patents by Inventor Scott Franklin

Scott Franklin 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: 10683522
    Abstract: Recombinant DNA techniques are used to produce oleaginous recombinant cells that produce triglyceride oils having desired fatty acid profiles and regiospecific or stereospecific profiles. Genes manipulated include those encoding stearoyl-ACP desaturase, delta 12 fatty acid desaturase, acyl-ACP thioesterase, ketoacyl-ACP synthase, and lysophosphatidic acid acyltransferase. The oil produced can have enhanced oxidative or thermal stability, or can be useful as a frying oil, shortening, roll-in shortening, tempering fat, cocoa butter replacement, as a lubricant, or as a feedstock for various chemical processes. The fatty acid profile can be enriched in midchain profiles or the oil can be enriched in triglycerides of the saturated-unsaturated-saturated type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: CORBION BIOTECH, INC.
    Inventors: Scott Franklin, Aravind Somanchi, George Rudenko, Riyaz Bhat, Xinhua Zhao, Risha Bond, Walter Rakitsky, Alejandro Marangoni, Diza Braksmayer
  • Publication number: 20200131544
    Abstract: The present invention relates to variant thioesterases and their use in plants, e.g., to increase enzymatic activity and to promote increased production of mid-chain length fatty acids (e.g., 8 to 14 carbons) and at desired ratios. Further disclosed herein are methods of manufacturing renewable chemicals through the manufacture of novel triglyceride oils followed by chemical modification of the oils. Oils containing fatty acid chain lengths of C8, C10, C12 or C14 are also disclosed and are useful as feedstocks in the methods described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: David Davis, Scott Franklin, Jeffrey L. Moseley, Riyaz Bhat
  • Publication number: 20200111163
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for routing of streaming data as between multiple compute resources. For example, the system may comprise a processor, a field programmable gate array (FPGA), a shared memory that is shared by a user space of an operating system for the processor and the FPGA, a network protocol stack, and driver code for execution by the processor. The driver code can be configured to (1) copy the streaming data received by the network protocol stack into the shared memory, (2) facilitate DMA transfers of the streaming data from the shared memory into the FPGA for processing thereby, (3) receive a stream of processed data from the FPGA, and (4) deliver the received processed data to the network protocol stack for delivery to one or more data consumers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Scott Parsons, David E. Taylor, David Vincent Schuehler, Mark A. Franklin, Roger D. Chamberlain
  • Publication number: 20200107723
    Abstract: A reflectometry instrument includes a light source for emitting an illumination beam that illuminates the macula. A portion of the illumination beam is reflected from the macula and forms a detection beam. The detection beam is indicative of macular pigment in the macula. The instrument also includes a first mirror for reflecting the illumination beam toward the macula and for reflecting the detection beam from the macula. The instrument is configured so that the illumination beam and the detection beam remain separated between the macula and the first mirror.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Scott J. Huter, Kevin Martin Magrini, Edward Allen DeHoog, Jeff Alan Burke, Nathan Franklin Engel
  • Patent number: 10570428
    Abstract: The present invention relates to variant thioesterases and their use in plants, e.g., to increase enzymatic activity and to promote increased production of mid-chain length fatty acids (e.g., 8 to 14 carbons) and at desired ratios. Further disclosed herein are methods of manufacturing renewable chemicals through the manufacture of novel triglyceride oils followed by chemical modification of the oils. Oils containing fatty acid chain lengths of C8, C10, C12 or C14 are also disclosed and are useful as feedstocks in the methods described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: CORBION BIOTECH, INC.
    Inventors: David Davis, Scott Franklin, Jeffrey L. Moseley, Riyaz Bhat
  • Patent number: 10557114
    Abstract: The invention features plant acyl-ACP thioesterase genes of the FatB class and proteins encoded by these genes. The genes are useful for constructing recombinant host cells having altered fatty acid profiles. Oleaginous microalga host cells with the new genes or previously identified FatB genes are disclosed. The microalgae cells produce triglycerides with useful fatty acid profiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: CORBION BIOTECH, INC.
    Inventors: George N. Rudenko, Jason Casolari, Scott Franklin
  • Publication number: 20200032302
    Abstract: Recombinant DNA techniques are used to produce oleaginous recombinant cells that produce triglyceride oils having desired fatty acid profiles and regiospecific or stereospecific profiles. Genes manipulated include those encoding stearoyl-ACP desaturase, delta 12 fatty acid desaturase, acyl-ACP thioesterase, ketoacyl-ACP synthase, and lysophosphatidic acid acyltransferase. The oil produced can have enhanced oxidative or thermal stability, or can be useful as a frying oil, shortening, roll-in shortening, tempering fat, cocoa butter replacement, as a lubricant, or as a feedstock for various chemical processes. The fatty acid profile can be enriched in midchain profiles or the oil can be enriched in triglycerides of the saturated-unsaturated-saturated type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Scott Franklin, Aravind Somanchi, George Rudenko, Riyaz Bhat, Xinhua Zhao, Risha Bond, Walter Rakitsky, Alejandro Marangoni, Diza Braksmayer
  • Patent number: 10506925
    Abstract: A reflectometry instrument includes a light source for emitting an illumination beam that illuminates the macula. A portion of the illumination beam is reflected from the macula and forms a detection beam. The detection beam is indicative of macular pigment in the macula. The instrument also includes a first mirror for reflecting the illumination beam toward the macula and for reflecting the detection beam from the macula. The instrument is configured so that the illumination beam and the detection beam remain separated between the macula and the first mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: ZeaVision, LLC
    Inventors: Scott J. Huter, Kevin Martin Magrini, Edward Allen DeHoog, Jeff Alan Burke, Nathan Franklin Engel
  • Patent number: 10504184
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for fast track routing of streaming data as between multiple compute resources. For example, the system may comprise a first processor, a second processor, a shared memory that is mapped into a kernel and user space of an operating system for the processor, a network protocol stack, and driver code for execution within the kernel space of the operating system while the operating system is in the kernel mode. The driver code can be configured to (1) maintain a kernel level interface into the network protocol stack, (2) copy the streaming data from the network protocol stack into the shared memory, wherein the copy operation is performed by the driver code without the operating system transitioning to the user mode, and (3) facilitate DMA transfers of data from the shared memory into the second processor for processing thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: IP RESERVOIR, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Parsons, David E. Taylor, David Vincent Schuehler, Mark A. Franklin, Roger D. Chamberlain
  • Publication number: 20190345463
    Abstract: The present invention relates to beta-ketoacyl ACP synthase genes of the KASI/KASIV type and proteins encoded by these genes. The genes can be included in nucleic acid constructs, vectors or host cells. Expression of the gene products can alter the fatty acid profile of host cells. The KAS genes can be combined with a FATA or FATB thioesterase gene to create a cell that produces an increased amount of C8-C16 fatty acids. Suitable host cells include plastidic cells of plants or microalgae. Oleaginous microalga host cells with the new genes are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: David Davis, George Rudenko, Aravind Somanchi, Jason Casolari, Scott Franklin, Aren Ewing
  • Publication number: 20190344077
    Abstract: Described here are stimulation systems and methods for stimulating one or more anatomical targets in a patient for treatment conditions such as dry eye. The stimulation system may include a controller and a microstimulator. The components of the controller and microstimulator may be implemented in a single unit or in separate devices. When implemented separately, the controller and microstimulator may communicate wirelessly or via a wired connection. The microstimulator may generate pulses from a signal received from the controller and apply the signal via one or more electrodes to an anatomical target. In some variations, the microstimulator may include a passive generation circuit configured to generate a pulse based on a signal received from the controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Douglas Michael Ackermann, James Donald Loudin, Janusz Kuzma, Daniel Palanker, Scott Franklin Wetenkamp
  • Patent number: 10467692
    Abstract: A high speed apparatus and method for processing a plurality of financial market data messages are disclosed. With respect to an exemplary embodiment, a reconfigurable logic device is employed to generate a plurality of financial market data messages from a plurality of the data fields, each generated message having a specified message format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: IP RESERVOIR, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Parsons, David E. Taylor, David Vincent Schuehler, Mark A. Franklin, Roger D. Chamberlain
  • Publication number: 20190304016
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for fast track routing of streaming data as between multiple compute resources. For example, the system may comprise a first processor, a second processor, a shared memory that is mapped into a kernel and user space of an operating system for the processor, a network protocol stack, and driver code for execution within the kernel space of the operating system while the operating system is in the kernel mode. The driver code can be configured to (1) maintain a kernel level interface into the network protocol stack, (2) copy the streaming data from the network protocol stack into the shared memory, wherein the copy operation is performed by the driver code without the operating system transitioning to the user mode, and (3) facilitate DMA transfers of data from the shared memory into the second processor for processing thereby.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Scott Parsons, David E. Taylor, David Vincent Schuehler, Mark A. Franklin, Roger D. Chamberlain
  • Patent number: 10428025
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparing compound 1 that is useful as an antifungal agent. In particular, the invention seeks to provide new methodology for preparing compound 1 and substituted derivatives thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignees: Mycovia Pharmaceuticals, Inc., The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: William J. Hoekstra, Christopher M. Yates, Mark Behnke, Asaf Alimardanov, Scott A. David, Douglas Franklin Fry
  • Patent number: 10421741
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparing compound 1 that is useful as an antifungal agent. In particular, the invention seeks to provide new methodology for preparing compound 1 and substituted derivatives thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignees: Mycovia Pharmaceuticals, Inc., The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: William J. Hoekstra, Christopher M. Yates, Mark Behnke, Asaf Alimardanov, Scott A. David, Douglas Franklin Fry
  • Patent number: 10407392
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparing compound 1 that is useful as an antifungal agent. In particular, the invention seeks to provide new methodology for preparing compound 1 and substituted derivatives thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignees: Mycovia Pharmaceuticals, Inc., The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: William J. Hoekstra, Christopher M. Yates, Mark Behnke, Asaf Alimardanov, Scott A. David, Douglas Franklin Fry
  • Patent number: 10399943
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparing compound 1 that is useful as an antifungal agent. In particular, the invention seeks to provide new methodology for preparing compound 1 and substituted derivatives thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignees: Mycovia Pharmaceuticals, Inc., The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: William J. Hoekstra, Christopher M. Yates, Mark Behnke, Asaf Alimardanov, Scott A. David, Douglas Franklin Fry
  • Publication number: 20190262201
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus may include a support surface configured to conduct air along a top face of the support surface so that heat and moisture from a patient lying on the support surface are drawn away from the top face of the support surface. An opening may be formed in a side of the support surface. A cavity may extend from the opening into the support surface. An inlet port may be positioned within the cavity and fluidly coupled to the top face. A blower assembly may be configured to position within the cavity. The blower assembly may have an outlet port that couples to the inlet port when the blower assembly is positioned within the cavity. The blower assembly may conduct air through the inlet port to the top face of the support surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Darrell L. Borgman, Douglas E. Borgman, Arpit Shah, Wui Hsien Wong, Keith Moores, Jason M. Gilreath, Michael R. Montini, Charles A. Lachenbruch, Eric R. Meyer, Frank E. Sauser, Catherine M. Wagner, Rachel L. Williamson, Brandon P. Fisk, Jason B. Grace, Brian Guthrie, Nicole Johannigman, Gregory J. Shannon, David C. Newkirk, Michael Churilla, Jnanesha Ramegowda, Taylor Franklin, Kathryn R. Smith, John G. Byers, Frederick K. Schultz, Andrew R. Wager, Sridhar Karimpuzha Seshadri, Gary R. Gibbons, Scott M. Corbin, John Goewert, Thomas L. Simpson, Faron L. Blessing, James D. Voll, Kin Meng Choi, Stephen S. Amrhein, Herve Gautier, Jean-Francois Lellig, Philippe Kaikenger, Matthieu Guetta
  • Patent number: 10392365
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparing compound 1 that is useful as an antifungal agent. In particular, the invention seeks to provide new methodology for preparing compound 1 and substituted derivatives thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignees: Mycovia Pharmaceuticals, Inc., The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: William J. Hoekstra, Christopher M. Yates, Mark Behnke, Asaf Alimardanov, Scott A. David, Douglas Franklin Fry
  • Patent number: D864107
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: LUMOS SOLAR, LLC
    Inventor: Scott Franklin