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: 11873405
    Abstract: Provided herein are high oleic oil compositions. Further provided herein are methods of producing high oleic oil compositions from microorganisms and applications thereof in end products, including, for example, polyols, polyurethane products, personal care products, and food products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: CHECKERSPOT, INC.
    Inventors: Leon Parker, Kevin Ward, Scott Franklin, Mona Correa, Veronica Benites
  • Publication number: 20230407130
    Abstract: Provided herein are surface treating compositions for imparting beneficial surface properties to substrates. The compositions can be prepared by reacting a bio-based polyol with an isocyanate and an ionogenic molecule. The compositions can be used to treat a variety of substrates to provide enhanced properties to a surface of the substrate. Also provided are methods for the chemical modification of triglycerides and fatty acids and use thereof in creating beneficial surface treating compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2023
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Inventors: Scott FRANKLIN, Zoran PETROVIC, Jian HONG, Milica LOVRIC VUKOVIC, Jasna DJONLAGIC
  • Publication number: 20230364883
    Abstract: This disclosure provides methods for the chemical modification of microbial derived triglyceride oils, use thereof in polyurethane chemistries, and incorporation thereof as a core material alone or as part of a wood core composite in the production of sporting goods equipment, including, for example, alpine skis, touring skis, cross country skis, approach skis, split boards, snowboards, and water skis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2023
    Publication date: November 16, 2023
    Inventors: Matthew STERBENZ, Daniel MALMROSE, Scott FRANKLIN
  • Publication number: 20230348709
    Abstract: Provided herein are conglomerate resin compositions, methods for the creation of conglomerate resins made from waste stream materials, and incorporation of conglomerate resins in the construction of sporting goods equipment, including, for example, alpine skis, touring skis, cross country skis, approach skis, split boards, snowboards, and water skis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2023
    Publication date: November 2, 2023
    Inventors: Garrett WITMER, Daniel MALMROSE, Neal ANDERSON, Charles RAND, Scott FRANKLIN
  • Publication number: 20230340250
    Abstract: Provided herein are conglomerate resin compositions, methods for the creation of conglomerate resins made from waste stream materials, and incorporation of conglomerate resins in the construction of sporting goods equipment, including, for example, alpine skis, touring skis, cross country skis, approach skis, split boards, snowboards, and water skis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2023
    Publication date: October 26, 2023
    Inventors: Garrett WITMER, Daniel MALMROSE, Neal ANDERSON, Charles RAND, Scott FRANKLIN
  • Publication number: 20230303841
    Abstract: Provided herein are high oleic oil compositions. Further provided herein are methods of producing high oleic oil compositions from microorganisms and applications thereof in end products, including, for example, polyols, polyurethane products, personal care products, and food products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2023
    Publication date: September 28, 2023
    Inventors: Leon PARKER, Kevin WARD, Scott FRANKLIN, Mona CORREA, Veronica BENITES
  • Patent number: 11691382
    Abstract: This disclosure provides methods for the chemical modification of microbial derived triglyceride oils, use thereof in polyurethane chemistries, and incorporation thereof as a core material alone or as part of a wood core composite in the production of sporting goods equipment, including, for example, alpine skis, touring skis, cross country skis, approach skis, split boards, snowboards, and water skis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: CHECKERSPOT, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew Sterbenz, Daniel Malmrose, Scott Franklin
  • Patent number: 11667870
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a triglyceride oil possessing an extremely low cloud point and low viscosity concomitant with a higher than anticipated saturated fatty acid content, very low polyunsaturated fatty acid content, and low iodine value. While many naturally occurring triglyceride oils possess one or more of these properties, natural triglyceride oils lack one or more of these attributes, thus making them less than ideal in industrial applications, such as lubricants, fuels, or dielectric fluids. The combination of attributes possessed by a triglyceride oil described herein, achieved without the addition of any additives, is unique compared with natural counterparts and as such, can find wide applications in the aforementioned fields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: CHECKERSPOT, INC.
    Inventor: Scott Franklin
  • Publication number: 20230167224
    Abstract: Provided herein are surface treating compositions for imparting beneficial surface properties to substrates. The compositions can be prepared by reacting a bio-based polyol with an isocyanate group-containing compound and an ionogenic molecule. The compositions can be used to treat a variety of substrates to provide enhanced properties to a surface of the substrate. Also provided are methods for the chemical modification of triglycerides and fatty acids and use thereof in creating beneficial surface treating compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2022
    Publication date: June 1, 2023
    Inventors: Scott FRANKLIN, Zoran PETROVIC, Jian HONG, Milica LOVRIC VUKOVIC, Jasna DJONLAGIC
  • Publication number: 20230030508
    Abstract: A photovoltaic (“PV”) module support system including a first PV module having a first PV panel adapted to generate electrical energy from sunlight. The first PV panel has an upper surface and a lower surface and a first frame secured to the lower surface of the first PV panel. The first frame having a pair of first frame members including an elongate slot. A first joining rail has a body and a first wall projecting outwardly from the body. The first wall is inserted within the elongate slot of one of the pair of the first frame members. A fastener is connected to the one of the pair of first frame members and movable to clamp the wall within the slot, wherein the first PV module is positionally fixed relative to the joining rail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2022
    Publication date: February 2, 2023
    Applicant: Lumos Solar, LLC
    Inventors: Brian RAFFERTY, Dinesh Goundla, Keith Yzquierdo, Scott Franklin
  • Publication number: 20220356292
    Abstract: This disclosure provides methods for the chemical modification of microbial derived triglyceride oils, use thereof in polyurethane chemistries, and incorporation thereof in the production of sporting goods equipment, including, for example, alpine skis, touring skis, cross country skis, approach skis, split boards, snowboards, surfboards, paddleboards, and water skis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2022
    Publication date: November 10, 2022
    Inventors: Matthew STERBENZ, Daniel MALMROSE, Jian HONG, Dragana RADOJCIC, Scott FRANKLIN, Charles RAND
  • Publication number: 20220324198
    Abstract: This disclosure provides methods for the chemical modification of microbial derived triglyceride oils, use thereof in polyurethane chemistries, and incorporation thereof as a core material alone or as part of a wood core composite in the production of sporting goods equipment, including, for example, alpine skis, touring skis, cross country skis, approach skis, split boards, snowboards, and water skis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2022
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Inventors: Matthew STERBENZ, Daniel MALMROSE, Scott FRANKLIN
  • Patent number: 11401538
    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: May 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    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: 20220119735
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a triglyceride oil possessing an extremely low cloud point and low viscosity concomitant with a higher than anticipated saturated fatty acid content, very low polyunsaturated fatty acid content, and low iodine value. While many naturally occurring triglyceride oils possess one or more of these properties, natural triglyceride oils lack one or more of these attributes, thus making them less than ideal in industrial applications, such as lubricants, fuels, or dielectric fluids. The combination of attributes possessed by a triglyceride oil described herein, achieved without the addition of any additives, is unique compared with natural counterparts and as such, can find wide applications in the aforementioned fields.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Inventor: Scott Franklin
  • Patent number: 11251747
    Abstract: A photovoltaic mounting system including a photovoltaic module having a panel having an upper surface including a plurality of photocells and an opposed bottom surface, the module being bounded by a perimeter edge. A mounting frame is secured to the bottom surface of the module. The mounting frame is offset from each of the perimeter edges of the module. The mounting frame includes an upper surface secured to the module and an opposed lower end having a mounting projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: LUMOS SOLAR, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Franklin, Brian Rafferty, Keith Yzquierdo
  • Patent number: 11118134
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a triglyceride oil possessing an extremely low cloud point and low viscosity concomitant with a higher than anticipated saturated fatty acid content, very low polyunsaturated fatty acid content, and low iodine value. While many naturally occurring triglyceride oils possess one or more of these properties, natural triglyceride oils lack one or more of these attributes, thus making them less than ideal in industrial applications, such as lubricants, fuels, or dielectric fluids. The combination of attributes possessed by a triglyceride oil described herein, achieved without the addition of any additives, is unique compared with natural counterparts and as such, can find wide applications in the aforementioned fields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Checkerspot, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Franklin
  • Publication number: 20210244064
    Abstract: The invention provides novel microalgal food compositions comprising microalgal biomass that have been processed into flakes, powders and flours. The microalgal biomass of the invention is low in saturated fats, high in monounsaturated triglyceride oil and can be a good source of fiber. The invention also comprises microalgal biomass that is suitable as a vegetarian protein source and also as a good source of fiber. Novel methods of formulating food compositions with the microalgal biomass of the invention are also disclosed herein including beverages, baked goods, egg products, reduced fat foods and gluten-free foods. The provision of food compositions incorporating the microalgal biomass of the invention to ahuman have the further benefit of providing healthful ingredients while achieving levels of satiety sufficient to reduce further caloric intake.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2021
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Applicant: Corbion Biotech, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey Brooks, Scott Franklin, Jeff Avila, Stephen M. Decker, Enrique Baliu, Walter Rakitsky, John Piechocki, Dana Zdanis, Leslie M. Norris
  • Publication number: 20210130858
    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: May 5, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Scott Franklin, Aravind Somanchi, George Rudenko, Riyaz Bhat, Xinhua Zhao, Risha Bond, Walter Rakitsky, Alejandro Marangoni, Diza Braksmayer
  • Publication number: 20210030661
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a triglyceride oil possessing an extremely low cloud point and low viscosity concomitant with a higher than anticipated saturated fatty acid content, very low polyunsaturated fatty acid content, and low iodine value. While many naturally occurring triglyceride oils possess one or more of these properties, natural triglyceride oils lack one or more of these attributes, thus making them less than ideal in industrial applications, such as lubricants, fuels, or dielectric fluids. The combination of attributes possessed by a triglyceride oil described herein, achieved without the addition of any additives, is unique compared with natural counterparts and as such, can find wide applications in the aforementioned fields.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventor: Scott Franklin
  • Publication number: 20200392470
    Abstract: Disclosed are microalgal cells having an ablated or downregulated fatty acyl-ACP thioesterase (FATA) gene, wherein the cell is modified to express a heterologous lysophosphatidic acid acyltransferase (LPAAT) comprising an amino acid sequence that has at least 80% identity to an acyltransferase encoded by SEQ ID NO: 90, 89, 92, 93 or 95 and wherein the modified microalgal cell produces an oil with an elevated ratio of saturated-unsaturated-saturated triglycerides over trisaturated triglycerides as compared to a corresponding unmodified cell. Also disclosed are microalgal oils comprising at least 60% stearate-oleate-stearate (SOS) triglycerides, less than 5% trisaturates and wherein the fatty acid profile of the oil comprises at least 50% C18:0. Related methods of producing an oil are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Jeffrey Leo Moseley, Jason Casolari, Xinhua Zhao, Aren Ewing, Aravind Somanchi, Scott Franklin, David Davis