Patents by Inventor Sonja Salmon

Sonja Salmon 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: 20210147823
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polypeptides having carbonic anhydrase activity and polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides. The invention also relates to nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the polynucleotides as well as methods of producing and using the polypeptides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2021
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Sonja Salmon, Martin Simon Borchert, Thomas Holberg Blicher, Wolfgang Streit, Mirjam Perner
  • Patent number: 10927364
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polypeptides having carbonic anhydrase activity and polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides. The invention also relates to nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the polynucleotides as well as methods of producing and using the polypeptides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Sonja Salmon, Martin Simon Borchert, Thomas Holberg Blicher, Wolfgang Streit, Mirjam Perner
  • Publication number: 20200276057
    Abstract: Methods of entrapping enzymes in chitosan matrices using mild conditions, such as methods that are compatible with the entrapment of acid-sensitive and/or heat sensitive enzymes, are described. The methods can provide biocatalytic materials with high chitosan to enzyme mass ratios where one or more enzymes can remain active and stably entrapped in the chitosan matrix for many months and/or after repeated washings. Also described are materials including a solid chitosan matrix having at least one enzyme stably entrapped therein, including fabrics, textiles and other flexible materials at least partially coated with one or more layer of the solid chitosan matrix having at least one enzyme stably entrapped therein and the use of the materials as biocatalyst systems, for example in biogas upgrading and other applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Sonja Salmon, Yue Yuan
  • Publication number: 20190241881
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polypeptides having carbonic anhydrase activity and polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides. The invention also relates to nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the polynucleotides as well as methods of producing and using the polypeptides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Sonja Salmon, Martin Simon Borchert, Thomas Holberg Blicher, Wolfgang Streit, Mirjam Perner
  • Publication number: 20160010142
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for analysis of carbon dioxide (CO2) absorption into a liquid enhanced by the presence of a compound that accelerates the absorption reaction resulting in a more rapid pH change in the liquid than in the absence of the compound. The present invention also relates to catalyst solutions comprising a carbonic anhydrase and a buffer effective in enhancing CO2 absorption. The present invention further relates to improved compositions and methods for carbon dioxide (CO2) absorption using a zinc additive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Applicant: NOVOZYMES NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Sonja Salmon, Alan House, Margaret Whitener
  • Publication number: 20110223650
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a reactor and a process suitable for extracting carbon dioxide from carbon dioxide-containing gas stream. The reactor is based on a two module system where absorption occurs in one module and desorption occurs in the other module. The carbon dioxide extraction may be catalyzed by carbonic anhydrase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Applicant: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Paria Saunders, Sonja Salmon, Martin Borchert, Louis Patrick Lessard
  • Publication number: 20110174156
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a reactor and a process suitable for extracting carbon dioxide from carbon dioxide-containing gas stream. The reactor is based on a two module system where absorption occurs in one module and desorption occurs in the other module. The absorption and desorption modules in the system include at least one gas-liquid membrane (GLM) module and at least one direct gas-liquid contact (DGLC) module. The carbon dioxide extraction may be catalyzed by carbonic anhydrase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicant: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Paria Saunders, Sonja Salmon, Martin Borchert
  • Publication number: 20090317893
    Abstract: A process for desizing of a sized fabric containing starch or starch derivatives during manufacture of a fabric, which process comprises incubating said sized fabric in an aqueous treating solution having a pH in the range between 1 and 5 which aqueous treating solution comprises an alpha-amylase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2005
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Applicant: Novozymes North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Jiyin Liu, Sonja Salmon, Guifang Wu
  • Publication number: 20090286302
    Abstract: The present invention relates to processes for combined desizing and scouring of a sized fabric containing starch or starch derivatives during manufacture of fabric, which process comprises incubating said sized fabric in an aqueous treating solution having a pH in the range between 1 and 7, which aqueous treating solution comprises an acid amylase and at least one other acid enzyme facilitating said other fabric treatment steps. The present invention further relates to compositions used in said processes and the use of said compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2007
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Applicant: Novosymes A/S
    Inventors: Jiyin Liu, Sonja Salmon, Guifang Wu
  • Publication number: 20070243596
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for simultaneously desizing and scouring of sized fabric containing starch or starch derivatives, which process comprises treating fabric with an alkaline alpha-amylase and an alkaline scouring enzyme. The invention also relates to a composition comprising an alkaline alpha-amylase and an alkaline scouring enzyme.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2005
    Publication date: October 18, 2007
    Applicants: Novozymes A/S, Novozymes North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Jiyin Liu, Sonja Salmon, Harm Kuildred
  • Publication number: 20060042020
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for treating textiles with a carbohydrate oxidase and/or a fatty acid oxidizing enzyme.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2003
    Publication date: March 2, 2006
    Applicant: Novozymes North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Sonja Salmon, Caroline Shi, Jiyin Liu
  • Patent number: 6890361
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods and compositions for removing excess dye from dyed and/or printed materials, such as, textile materials dyed with disperse dyes, by treating a dyed or printed material with an esterase. The improvements resulting form the present invention include, for example, improvements in the washfastness, the wetfastness, the crockfastness, sublimation, and/or the quality of the color, such as, brightness, of dyed and/or printed materials. The present invention also relates to methods for printing or dyeing a material by dyeing or printing the material with a combination of a dye that is affected by esterase treatment and a dye that is not affected by esterase treatment, and after dyeing or printing the material, discharging residual dye by treating the material with an esterase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2005
    Assignee: Novozymes North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Caroline Shi, Sonja Salmon, Hui Xu
  • Publication number: 20040211008
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods and compositions for removing excess dye from dyed and/or printed materials, such as, textile materials dyed with disperse dyes, by treating a dyed or printed material with an esterase. The improvements resulting form the present invention include, for example, improvements in the washfastness, the wetfastness, the crockfastness, sublimation, and/or the quality of the color, such as, brightness, of dyed and/or printed materials. The present invention also relates to methods for printing or dyeing a material by dyeing or printing the material with a combination of a dye that is affected by esterase treatment and a dye that is not affected by esterase treatment, and after dyeing or printing the material, discharging residual dye by treating the material with an esterase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2004
    Publication date: October 28, 2004
    Applicant: Novozymes North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Caroline Shi, Sonja Salmon, Hui Xu
  • Patent number: 6805718
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of dyeing a material which involve contacting the material with a dyeing system which comprises: (a) a mixture of (i) an aromatic diamine and (ii) one or more of a naphthol and an aminonaphthalene and (b) an oxidation system comprising (i) a hydrogen peroxide source and an enzyme exhibiting peroxidase activity or (ii) an enzyme exibiting oxidase activity on one or more of the compounds of mixture (a). The material may be a fabric, yarn, fiber, garment or film made of fur, hide, leather, silk or wool, or made of cationic polysaccharide, cotton, diacetate, flax, linen, lyocel, polyacrylic, synthetic polyamide, polyester, ramie, rayon, triacetate, or viscose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2004
    Assignee: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Martin Barfoed, Ole Kirk, Sonja Salmon
  • Patent number: 6780202
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods and compositions for removing excess dye from dyed and/or printed materials, such as, textile materials dyed with disperse dyes, by treating a dyed or printed material with an esterase. The improvements resulting form the present invention include, for example, improvements in the washfastness, the wetfastness, the crockfastness, sublimation, and/or the quality of the color, such as, brightness, of dyed and/or printed materials. The present invention also relates to methods for printing or dyeing a material by dyeing or printing the material with a combination of a dye that is affected by esterase treatment and a dye that is not affected by esterase treatment, and after dyeing or printing the material, discharging residual dye by treating the material with an esterase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2004
    Assignee: Novoymes North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Caroline Shi, Sonja Salmon, Hui Xu
  • Publication number: 20030226215
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of dyeing a material which involve contacting the material with a dyeing system which comprises: (a) a mixture of (i) an aromatic diamine and (ii) one or more of a naphthol and an aminonaphthalene and (b) an oxidation system comprising (i) a hydrogen peroxide source and an enzyme exhibiting peroxidase activity or (ii) an enzyme exibiting oxidase activity on one or more of the compounds of mixture (a). The material may be a fabric, yarn, fiber, garment or film made of fur, hide, leather, silk or wool, or made of cationic polysaccharide, cotton, diacetate, flax, linen, lyocel, polyacrylic, synthetic polyamide, polyester, ramie, rayon, triacetate, or viscose.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2003
    Publication date: December 11, 2003
    Applicant: Novozymes North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Barfoed, Ole Kirk, Sonja Salmon
  • Publication number: 20030121111
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods and compositions for removing excess dye from dyed and/or printed materials, such as, textile materials dyed with disperse dyes, by treating a dyed or printed material with an esterase. The improvements resulting form the present invention include, for example, improvements in the washfastness, the wetfastness, the crockfastness, sublimation, and/or the quality of the color, such as, brightness, of dyed and/or printed materials. The present invention also relates to methods for printing or dyeing a material by dyeing or printing the material with a combination of a dye that is affected by esterase treatment and a dye that is not affected by esterase treatment, and after dyeing or printing the material, discharging residual dye by treating the material with an esterase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2002
    Publication date: July 3, 2003
    Applicant: Novozymes North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Caroline Shi, Sonja Salmon, Hui Xu
  • Publication number: 20010037532
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of dyeing a material which involve contacting the material with a dyeing system which comprises: (a) a mixture of (i) an aromatic diamine and (ii) one or more of a naphthol and an aminonaphthalene and (b) an oxidation system comprising (i) a hydrogen peroxide source and an enzyme exhibiting peroxidase activity or (ii) an enzyme exibiting oxidase activity on one or more of the compounds of mixture (a). The material may be a fabric, yarn, fiber, garment or film made of fur, hide, leather, silk or wool, or made of cationic polysaccharide, cotton, diacetate, flax, linen, lyocel, polyacrylic, synthetic polyamide, polyester, ramie, rayon, triacetate, or viscose.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2001
    Publication date: November 8, 2001
    Applicant: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Martin Barfoed, Ole Kirk, Sonja Salmon
  • Patent number: 6296672
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of dyeing a material which involve contacting the material with a dyeing system which comprises: (a) a mixture of (i) an aromatic diamine and (ii) one or more of a naphthol and an aminonaphthalene and (b) an oxidation system comprising (i) a hydrogen peroxide source and an enzyme exhibiting peroxidase activity or (ii) an enzyme exibiting oxidase activity on one or more of the compounds of mixture (a). The material may be a fabric, yarn, fiber, garment or film made of fur, hide, leather, silk or wool, or made of cationic polysaccharide, cotton, diacetate, flax, linen, lyocel, polyacrylic, synthetic polyamide, polyester, ramie, rayon, triacetate, or viscose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2001
    Assignees: Novozymes A/S Patents, Novozymes North America
    Inventors: Martin Barfoed, Ole Kirk, Sonja Salmon
  • Patent number: D723806
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Inventor: Sonja Salmon