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).

  • Publication number: 20220269771
    Abstract: The technology disclosed relates to authenticating users using a plurality of non-deterministic registration biometric inputs. During registration, a plurality of non-deterministic biometric inputs are given as input to a trained machine learning model to generate sets of feature vectors. The non-deterministic biometric inputs can include a plurality of face images and a plurality of voice samples of a user. A characteristic identity vector for the user can be determined by averaging feature vectors. During authentication, a plurality of non-deterministic biometric inputs are given as input to a trained machine learning model to generate a set of authentication feature vectors. The sets of feature vectors are projected onto a surface of a hyper-sphere. The system can authenticate the user when a cosine distance between the authentication feature vector and a characteristic identity vector for the user is less than a pre-determined threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2022
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Applicant: SHARECARE AI, INC.
    Inventors: Axel SLY, Srivatsa Akshay SHARMA, Brett Robert REDINGER, Devin Daniel REICH, Geert TROOSKENS, Meelis LOOTUS, Young Jin LEE, Ricardo Lopez ARREDONDO, Frederick Franklin KAUTZ, IV, Satish Srinivasan BHAT, Scott Michael KIRK, Walter Adolf DE BROUWER, Kartik THAKORE
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10835748
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Oculeve, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Michael Ackermann, James Donald Loudin, Janusz Kuzma, Daniel Palanker, Scott Franklin Wetenkamp
  • Patent number: 10760106
    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: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: CORBION BIOTECH, INC.
    Inventors: David Davis, Scott Franklin, Jeffrey L. Moseley, Riyaz Bhat
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20190254291
    Abstract: Compositions of microalgae-derived flour are disclosed from multiple genera, species, and strains of edible microalgae. Microalgae used in the invention are free of algal toxins and contain varying levels of primarily monounsaturated triglyceride oil. Flours disclosed herein are formulated as free flowing blendable powders, mixed food ingredients, oxidation stabilized, homogenized and micronized, and combinations therein. Flours disclosed herein also form self stabilizing emulsions in slurries with manageable viscosities. Innovative methods of formulating flours and incorporating them into food compositions are also disclosed. The invention also comprises flours with significant digestible protein and unique dietary fiber content and associated water binding, texturizing, and healthy oil delivery attributes. Novel methods of oil and fat replacement using flours of the invention are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Geoffrey Brooks, Scott Franklin, Jeff Avila, Stephen M. Decker, Enrique Baliu, Walter Rakitsky, John Piechocki, Dana Zdanis, Leslie M. Norris
  • Patent number: D864107
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: LUMOS SOLAR, LLC
    Inventor: Scott Franklin