Patents by Inventor Simone Ferrero

Simone Ferrero 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: 9969115
    Abstract: A transparent article includes a continuous polyester matrix having at least one incompatible filler dispersed therein. The incompatible filler provides domains in the polyester matrix, each domain having a particular dimension, thus providing a range of dimensions for the domains in the article. To create haze, the dimensions are within the range of from about 380 nm to about 720 nm. Once the range of dimensions is determined, a light absorbent composition can be found which absorbs light at a range of wavelengths that at least substantially covers the range of dimensions of the domains. In doing so, it has been found that the haze of the article can be substantially masked. Method for producing the article and for masking the haze are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: APG Polytech, LLC
    Inventors: Edwin Andrew Sisson, Arianna Giovannini, Simone Ferrero
  • Publication number: 20180051306
    Abstract: The invention relates to processes of closing an observed gap in sugar yield between pure batch hydrolysis and a multi-stage hydrolysis containing a continuous reactor. Enzyme compositions containing varied ratios of cellulolytic composition and a hemicellulolytic composition preconditioning are used in multi-stage hydrolysis processes containing a continuous reactor in order to close the gap. Such enzyme compositions are useful in multi-stage saccharification of a lignocellulosic material, fermentation processes following multi-stage saccharification of a lignocellulosic material and in improving a glucose or xylose yield in multi-stage saccharification of a lignocellulosic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Applicants: Novozymes A/S, Beta Renewables Spa
    Inventors: Jesper Frickmann, Johan Belfrage, Eric Abbate, David Osborn, Geoffrey Moxley, Daniele Riva, Piero Otonello, Simone Ferrero, Micol Purrotti, Stefano Paravisi, Chiara Prefumo
  • Publication number: 20180044707
    Abstract: The invention relates to processes of multi-stage hydrolysis where different enzyme compositions are added in at least two stages of hydrolysis. In a first stage, a first enzyme composition of xylanase, a beta-xylosidase and an endoglucanase is added, followed by a latter stage in which a second enzyme composition, a cellulolytic enzyme composition, is added. Also provided are processes for obtaining hydrolysis products and fermentation products using processes of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Applicants: Novozymes A/S, Beta Renewables Spa
    Inventors: Jesper Frickmann, Johan Belfrage, Eric Abbate, David Osborn, Geoffrey Moxley, Daniele Riva, Piero Otonello, Simone Ferrero, Micol Purrotti, Stefano Paravisi, Chiara Prefumo
  • Publication number: 20170369919
    Abstract: The process for the hydrolysis of ligno-cellulosic biomass comprises the steps of A) Contacting a ligno-cellulosic feedstock, the feedstock comprised of biomass having a dry content and water with at least a portion of a solvent, the solvent comprised of water soluble hydrolyzed species; wherein at least some of the water soluble hydrolyzed species are the same as the water soluble hydrolyzed species obtainable from the hydrolysis of the biomass in the feedstock; B) maintaining the contact between the feedstock of the feedstock stream and the solvent at a temperature in the range of 20° C. to 200° C. for a time in the range of 5 minutes to 72 hours to create a hydrolyzed product from the biomass in the feedstock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Applicant: Beta Renewables S.p.A.
    Inventors: Marco COTTI COMETTINI, Paolo Torre, Francesco Cherchi, Alberto Riva, Simone Ferrero, Piero Ottonello, Mirko Garbero
  • Patent number: 9752169
    Abstract: The process for the hydrolysis of ligno-cellulosic biomass comprises the steps of A) Contacting a ligno-cellulosic feedstock, the feedstock comprised of biomass having a dry content and water with at least a portion of a solvent, the solvent comprised of water soluble hydrolyzed species; wherein at least some of the water soluble hydrolyzed species are the same as the water soluble hydrolyzed species obtainable from the hydrolysis of the biomass in the feedstock; B) maintaining the contact between the feedstock of the feedstock stream and the solvent at a temperature in the range of 20° C. to 200° C. for a time in the range of 5 minutes to 72 hours to create a hydrolyzed product from the biomass in the feedstock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Beta Renewables, S.p.A.
    Inventors: Marco Cotti Comettini, Paolo Torre, Francesco Cherchi, Alberto Riva, Simone Ferrero, Piero Ottonello, Mirko Garbero
  • Publication number: 20170129655
    Abstract: A transparent article includes a continuous polyester matrix having at least one incompatible filler dispersed therein. The incompatible filler provides domains in the polyester matrix, each domain having a particular dimension, thus providing a range of dimensions for the domains in the article. To create haze, the dimensions are within the range of from about 380 nm to about 720 nm. Once the range of dimensions is determined, a light absorbent composition can be found which absorbs light at a range of wavelengths that at least substantially covers the range of dimensions of the domains. In doing so, it has been found that the haze of the article can be substantially masked. Method for producing the article and for masking the haze are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Applicant: M & G USA Corporation
    Inventors: Edwin Andrew SISSON, Arianna GIOVANNINI, Simone FERRERO
  • Publication number: 20170073718
    Abstract: The process for the hydrolysis of ligno-cellulosic biomass comprises the steps of A) Contacting a ligno-cellulosic feedstock, the feedstock comprised of biomass having a dry content and water with at least a portion of a solvent, the solvent comprised of water soluble hydrolyzed species; wherein at least some of the water soluble hydrolyzed species are the same as the water soluble hydrolyzed species obtainable from the hydrolysis of the biomass in the feedstock; B) maintaining the contact between the feedstock of the feedstock stream and the solvent at a temperature in the range of 20° C. to 200° C. for a time in the range of 5 minutes to 72 hours to create a hydrolyzed product from the biomass in the feedstock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Applicant: Beta Renewables S.p.A.
    Inventors: Marco COTTI COMETTINI, Paolo TORRE, Francesco CHERCHI, Alberto RIVA, Simone FERRERO, Piero OTTONELLO, Mirko GARBERO
  • Patent number: 9546012
    Abstract: A transparent article includes a continuous polyester matrix having at least one incompatible filler dispersed therein. The incompatible filler provides domains in the polyester matrix, each domain having a particular dimension, thus providing a range of dimensions for the domains in the article. To create haze, the dimensions are within the range of from about 380 nm to about 720 nm. Once the range of dimensions is determined, a light absorbent composition can be found which absorbs light at a range of wavelengths that at least substantially covers the range of dimensions of the domains. In doing so, it has been found that the haze of the article can be substantially masked. Method for producing the article and for masking the haze are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: M&G USA Corporation
    Inventors: Edwin Andrew Sisson, Arianna Giovannini, Simone Ferrero
  • Patent number: 9528164
    Abstract: Disclosed in this specification is a process for the improved hydrolysis of glucans to glucose wherein a portion of the glucose is removed from the process to improve the yield of glucose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Beta Renewables S.p.A.
    Inventors: Paolo Torre, Simone Ferrero, Piero Ottonello, Liliane Tonet Rensi, Francesco Cherchi, Dario Giordano
  • Patent number: 9506098
    Abstract: The process for the hydrolysis of ligno-cellulosic biomass comprises the steps of A) Contacting a ligno-cellulosic feedstock, the feedstock comprised of biomass having a dry content and water with at least a portion of a solvent, the solvent comprised of water soluble hydrolyzed species; wherein at least some of the water soluble hydrolyzed species are the same as the water soluble hydrolyzed species obtainable from the hydrolysis of the biomass in the feedstock; B) maintaining the contact between the feedstock of the feedstock stream and the solvent at a temperature in the range of 20° C. to 200° C. for a time in the range of 5 minutes to 72 hours to create a hydrolyzed product from the biomass in the feedstock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Beta Renewables S.p.A.
    Inventors: Marco Cotti Comettini, Paolo Torre, Francesco Cherchi, Alberto Riva, Simone Ferrero, Piero Ottonello, Mirko Garbero
  • Publication number: 20160288943
    Abstract: A transparent article includes a continuous polyester matrix having at least one incompatible filler dispersed therein. The incompatible filler provides domains in the polyester matrix, each domain having a particular dimension, thus providing a range of dimensions for the domains in the article. To create haze, the dimensions are within the range of from about 380 nm to about 720 nm. Once the range of dimensions is determined, a light absorbent composition can be found which absorbs light at a range of wavelengths that at least substantially covers the range of dimensions of the domains. In doing so, it has been found that the haze of the article can be substantially masked. Method for producing the article and for masking the haze are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Applicant: M & G USA Corporation
    Inventors: Edwin Andrew SISSON, Arianna GIOVANNINI, Simone FERRERO
  • Publication number: 20160251611
    Abstract: An method for growing a microbial organism, comprising the cultivation of the microbial organism in the presence of a hydrolyzed composition obtained from a thermally treated ligno-cellulosic biomass. The treatment preferably comprises a fiber shives reduction step. The hydrolyzed composition has very few inhibitor compounds and the microbial organism feed with the hydrolyzed composition grows in a short time with a high duplication factor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Applicant: Biochemtex S.p.A.
    Inventors: Piero OTTONELLO, Simone FERRERO, Paolo TORRE, Stefano PARAVISI, Chiara PREFUMO, Pietro PASTORINO, Alessia FICALBI
  • Patent number: 9376693
    Abstract: This invention is to a biomass composition of 5 and 6 carbon sugars, lignin, and cellulose which has been steam exploded and the composition has a very high enzyme accessibility at 24 hours for hydrolysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Beta Renewables S.p.A.
    Inventors: Paolo Torre, Francesco Cherchi, Piero Ottonello, Simone Ferrero
  • Publication number: 20160115320
    Abstract: The process for the treatment of ligno-cellulosic biomass comprises the steps of: A) Soaking a ligno-cellulosic biomass feedstock in vapor or liquid water or mixture thereof in the temperature range of 100 to 210° C. for 1 minute to 24 hours to create a soaked biomass containing a dry content and a first liquid; B) Separating at least a portion of the first liquid from the soaked biomass to create a first liquid stream and a first solid stream; wherein the first solid stream comprises the soaked biomass; and C) Steam exploding the first solid stream to create a steam exploded stream comprising solids and a second liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Applicant: Beta Renewables S.p.A.
    Inventors: Mirko GARBERO, Piero OTTONELLO, Marco COTTI COMETTINI, Simone FERRERO, Paolo TORRE, Francesco CHERCHI, Andrea BONANNI
  • Patent number: 9309621
    Abstract: The process for treating a ligno-cellulosic biomass feed stream comprised of solids, C5's, C6's, lignin, and water comprises the steps of: pretreating the ligno-cellulosic biomass feed stream by contacting the ligno-cellulosic biomass with water in the temperature range of 40 to 210° C. to create a pre-treated ligno-cellulosic biomass comprised of a pre-treatment ligno-cellulosic biomass liquid comprised of suspended solids, C5's, C6's, and acetic acid, wherein the ratio of the C6's to C5's is less than 0.8 to 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Beta Renewables, S.p.A.
    Inventors: Simone Ferrero, Paolo Corbellani
  • Patent number: 9296830
    Abstract: This specification discloses an improved method for conducting the removal of C5 xylan based sugars from biomass. The improved method involves a series of soakings and washings of the biomass as opposed to conducting one soaking and washing step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Beta Renewables, S.p.A.
    Inventors: Piero Ottonello, Simone Ferrero, Paolo Torre, Francesco Cherchi, Danilo Defaveri, Luis Oriani
  • Publication number: 20160076067
    Abstract: The process for the hydrolysis of ligno-cellulosic biomass comprises the steps of A) Contacting a ligno-cellulosic feedstock, the feedstock comprised of biomass having a dry content and water with at least a portion of a solvent, the solvent comprised of water soluble hydrolyzed species; wherein at least some of the water soluble hydrolyzed species are the same as the water soluble hydrolyzed species obtainable from the hydrolysis of the biomass in the feedstock; B) maintaining the contact between the feedstock of the feedstock stream and the solvent at a temperature in the range of 20° C. to 200° C. for a time in the range of 5 minutes to 72 hours to create a hydrolyzed product from the biomass in the feedstock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Applicant: Beta Renewables S.p.A.
    Inventors: Marco COTTI COMETTINI, Paolo TORRE, Francesco CHERCHI, Alberto RIVA, Simone FERRERO, Piero OTTONELLO, Mirko GARBERO
  • Patent number: 9266638
    Abstract: A transparent article includes a continuous polyester matrix having at least one incompatible filler dispersed therein. The incompatible filler provides domains in the polyester matrix, each domain having a particular dimension, thus providing a range of dimensions for the domains in the article. To create haze, the dimensions are within the range of from about 380 nm to about 720 nm. Once the range of dimensions is determined, a light absorbent composition can be found which absorbs light at a range of wavelengths that at least substantially covers the range of dimensions of the domains. In doing so, it has been found that the haze of the article can be substantially masked. Method for producing the article and for masking the haze are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: M&G USA Corporation
    Inventors: Edwin Andrew Sisson, Arianna Giovannini, Simone Ferrero
  • Patent number: 9234224
    Abstract: The process for the treatment of ligno-cellulosic biomass comprises the steps of: A) Soaking a ligno-cellulosic biomass feedstock in vapor or liquid water or mixture thereof in the temperature range of 100 to 210° C. for 1 minute to 24 hours to create a soaked biomass containing a dry content and a first liquid; B) Separating at least a portion of the first liquid from the soaked biomass to create a first liquid stream and a first solid stream; wherein the first solid stream comprises the soaked biomass; and C) Steam exploding the first solid stream to create a steam exploded stream comprising solids and a second liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: Beta Renewables, S.p.A.
    Inventors: Mirko Garbero, Piero Ottonello, Marco Cotti Comettini, Simone Ferrero, Paolo Torre, Francesco Cherchi, Andrea Bonanni
  • Publication number: 20150367978
    Abstract: A transparent article includes a continuous polyester matrix having at least one incompatible filler dispersed therein. The incompatible filler provides domains in the polyester matrix, each domain having a particular dimension, thus providing a range of dimensions for the domains in the article. To create haze, the dimensions are within the range of from about 380 nm to about 720 nm. Once the range of dimensions is determined, a light absorbent composition can be found which absorbs light at a range of wavelengths that at least substantially covers the range of dimensions of the domains. In doing so, it has been found that the haze of the article can be substantially masked. Method for producing the article and for masking the haze are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Applicant: M & G USA Corporation
    Inventors: Edwin Andrew SISSON, Arianna GIOVANNINI, Simone FERRERO