Patents by Inventor Sophie Duquesne

Sophie Duquesne 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: 20190345472
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel proteases, more particularly to protease variants having improved activity compared to the protease of SEQ ID NO:1 and the uses thereof for degrading polyester containing material, such as plastic products. The proteases of the invention are particularly suited to degrade polylactic acid, and material containing polylactic acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: ALAIN MARTY, SOPHIE DUQUESNE, MARIE GUICHERD, MARLENE VUILLEMIN, MAHER BEN KHALED
  • Publication number: 20190233803
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel esterase, more particularly to esterase variants having improved thermostability compared to the esterase of SEQ ID NO: 1 and the uses thereof for degrading polyester containing material, such as plastic products. The esterases of the invention are particularly suited to degrade polyethylene terephthalate, and material containing polyethylene terephthalate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher TOPHAM, Helene TEXIER, Vincent TOURNIER, Marie-Laure DESROUSSEAUX, Sophie DUQUESNE, Isabelle ANDRE, Sophie BARBE, Alain MARTY
  • Publication number: 20190225954
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel esterase, more particularly to esterase variants having improved activity compared to the esterase of SECS ID NO: 1 and the uses thereof for degrading polyester containing material, such as plastic products. The esterases of the invention are particularly suited to degrade polyethylene terephthalate, and material containing polyethylene terephthalate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: CARBIOS
    Inventors: VINCENT TOURNIER, HELENE TEXIER, MARIE-LAURE DESROUSSEAUX, CHRISTOPHER TOPHAM, ISABELLE ANDRE, SOPHIE BARBE, SOPHIE DUQUESNE, ALAIN MARTY
  • Publication number: 20190218360
    Abstract: The present invention relates to processes for degrading plastic products and the uses thereof. The processes of the invention particularly comprise a step of amorphizing a plastic product prior to a step of depolymerization. The processes of the invention are particularly useful for degrading a plastic product comprising polyethylene terephthalate and/or polylactic acid. The invention also relates to a method of producing monomers and/or oligomers from a plastic product comprising at least one polyester, particularly polyethylene terephthalate and/or polylactic acid, comprising submitting the plastic product both to an amorphization step and to a depolymerization step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: MARIE-LAURE DESROUSSEAUX, HELENE TEXIER, SOPHIE DUQUESNE, ALAIN MARTY, MEDIHA ALOUI DALIBEY, MICHEL CHATEAU
  • Patent number: 10287561
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a new isolated polypeptide comprising an amino acid sequence having at least 94%, 95%, 99% or 100% identity to the full length amino acid sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO: 1, and having a polyester degrading activity, and uses thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignees: CARBIOS, INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE, INSTITUE NATIONAL DES SCIENCES APPLIQUEES, CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
    Inventors: Pablo Alvarez, Emilie Amillastre, Sophie Duquesne, Alain Marty
  • Publication number: 20180044653
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for obtaining a mutant oleaginous yeast strain capable of growing on cellobiose as carbon source, comprising overexpressing in said strain two ?-glucosidase enzymes further comprising a N-terminal signal peptide. The invention also relates to a mutant yeast strain obtained by said method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: Alain Marty, Zhongpeng Guo, Sophie Duquesne, Sophie Bozonnet, Jean-Marc Nicaud, Michael O'Donohue
  • Publication number: 20170313998
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a new isolated polypeptide comprising an amino acid sequence having at least 94%, 95%, 99% or 100% identity to the full length amino acid sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO: 1, and having a polyester degrading activity, and uses thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicants: CARBIOS, INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONONIQUE, INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES APPLIQUEES, CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
    Inventors: PABLO ALVAREZ, EMILIE AMILLASTRE, SOPHIE DUQUESNE, ALAIN MARTY
  • Patent number: 9499685
    Abstract: The invention relates to a formulation suitable to provide polyurethane, the formulation comprising (a) at least one polyurethane forming mixture; (b) at least one phosphate component selected from the group consisting of ammonium polyphosphate (APP) and melamine phosphates, and mixtures thereof, and; (c) at least one metal or metalloid oxide particle having a maximum particle size of less than 300 ?m, wherein the metal or metalloid is selected from the group consisting of Mg, and Al, and wherein said at least one phosphate component is present in an amount ranging from 20 to 45% by weight based on 100% by weight of the formulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Huntsman International LLC
    Inventors: Serge Bourbigot, Sophie Duquesne, Fabienne Samyn, Maryska Muller, Chris Ian Lindsay, Rene Alexander Klein, Giacomo Giannini
  • Publication number: 20160222226
    Abstract: Intumescent coating composition comprising a polyisocyanate, a polyfunctional isocyanate-reactive compound and an intumescent ingredient, wherein the intumescent ingredient contains at least one or more compounds containing phosphorus, nitrogen and boron atoms and the weight ratio phosphorus to nitrogen in said intumescent ingredient is between 0.5/1 to 1.5/1 and the amount of boron is from 1 to 5 wt % based on the coating composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Inventors: Stefan Priemen, Marc Broekaert, Pierre Bachelet, Fabienne Samyn, Sophie Duquesne, Serge Bourbigot
  • Patent number: 9284422
    Abstract: A method of preparing a transparent polymer material includes mixing mineral nanoparticles selected from nanoparticles of alkaline-earth metal carbonates, alkaline-earth metal sulfates, metallic oxides, oxides of metalloids, and siloxanes, and a composition A including at least one thermoplastic polymer in the molten state selected from polycarbonate (PC), polystyrene (PS) and polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) in order to obtain a master-batch, the mixture of step i) including at least 25% and at most 75% by weight of the mineral nanoparticles. The master-batch obtained in step i) is mixed with a composition B of a thermoplastic polycarbonate matrix (PCm) in the molten state, to obtain a transparent polymer material including at most 10% by weight of the mineral nanoparticles, preferably at most 5% by weight of the mineral nanoparticles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignees: ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL (COMPAGNIE GENERALE D'OPTIQUE), RENAULT S.A.S.; SOLVAY SA
    Inventors: Virginie Boucher, Alexandra Roos, Sophie Duquesne, Serge Bourbigot, Laure Meynie, Karine Cavalier, Didier Sy, Marc Lacroix
  • Publication number: 20150072079
    Abstract: A process for protecting a metal, wood or plastics substrate exposed to fire risk from hydrocarbons, comprising coating the substrate with an intumescent composition comprising a polydimethylsiloxane (A) of degree of polymerisation at least 300 siloxane units, said polydimethylsiloxane containing reactive hydroxyl or hydrolysable groups bonded to silicon, and a crosslinking agent (B) containing hydrolysable groups reactive with the reactive groups of (A) in the presence of moisture, expandable graphite and a titanate catalyst for the reaction between the reactive hydroxyl or hydrolysable groups of polydimethylsiloxane (A) and the crosslinking agent (B).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Serge Bourbigot, Bastien Gardelle, Patrick Vandereecken, Sophie Duquesne
  • Publication number: 20130338248
    Abstract: The invention relates to a formulation suitable to provide polyurethane, the formulation comprising (a) at least one polyurethane forming mixture; (b) at least one phosphate component selected from the group consisting of ammonium polyphosphate (APP) and melamine phosphates, and mixtures thereof, and; (c) at least one metal or metalloid oxide particle having a maximum particle size of less than 300 ?m, wherein the metal or metalloid is selected from the group consisting of Mg, and Al, and wherein said at least one phosphate component is present in an amount ranging from 20 to 45% by weight based on 100% by weight of the formulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: Huntsman International LLC
    Inventors: Serge Bourbigot, Sophie Duquesne, Fabienne Samyn, Maryska Muller, Chris Ian Lindsay, Rene Alexander Klein, Giacomo Giannini
  • Publication number: 20130123398
    Abstract: The invention relates to a flame-proofed polymer composition that can be obtained from one or more ?-olefin/vinyl acetate copolymers, having a vinyl acetate content of 40 to 90 wt %, relative to the total weight of the ?-olefin/vinyl acetate copolymers, and from a synergistic flame-proofing material combination, containing, as component A, a phosphinic acid salt of the formula (I), where R1, R2 are C1-C6-alkyl, preferably C1-C4-alkyl, linear or branched; M is calcium, aluminum, zinc ions; m is 2 or 3; and as component B, a metal hydroxide, preferably aluminum hydroxide (ATH); and, as component C, a melamine compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: LANXESS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Andreas Roos, Gerd Bergmann, Manuel La Rosa, Oriane Cerin, Gaëlle Fontaine, Sophie Duquesne, Serge Bourbigot
  • Publication number: 20120276391
    Abstract: Fire-retardant polyamide cast items including an intumescent coating are described. The case items can have excellent fire-retardant properties and can include at least one fire-retardant system in the polyamide matrix. The items can also have an intumescent coating on at least one surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: RHODIA OPERATIONS
    Inventors: Helene Gallou, Maude Jimenez, Charafeddine Jama, Sophie Duquesne, Rene Delobel, Xavier Couillens, Serge Bourbigot
  • Patent number: 8278382
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of preparing a transparent polymer material, the method comprising steps i) and ii) in any order, the steps consisting in: i) mixing: mineral nanoparticles having a form factor strictly greater than 1.0; and a polymer matrix comprising a quantity of at least 80% by weight of a polycarbonate (PC) first thermoplastic polymer and of a second transparent thermoplastic polymer other than the first thermoplastic polymer, in order to obtain a mixture; and ii) heating the polymer matrix to the molten state, on its own or in the mixture; to obtain the transparent, polymer material, the mixture of step i) comprising a quantity of mineral nanoparticles having a form factor strictly greater than 1.0 that is strictly less than 5% by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignees: Renault S.A.S., Essilor International (Compagnie Generale d'Optique), Solvay SA
    Inventors: Virginie Boucher, Sophie Duquesne, Serge Bourbigot, Didier Sy, Marc Lacroix, Alexandra Roos, Nathalie Cornet, Laure Meynie
  • Publication number: 20110281989
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of preparing a transparent polymer material, the method comprising steps i) and ii) in any order, the steps consisting in: i) mixing: mineral nanoparticles having a form factor strictly greater than 1.0; and a polymer matrix comprising a quantity of at least 80% by weight of a polycarbonate (PC) first thermoplastic polymer and of a second transparent thermoplastic polymer other than the first thermoplastic polymer, in order to obtain a mixture; and ii) heating the polymer matrix to the molten state, on its own or in the mixture; to obtain the transparent, polymer material, the mixture of step i) comprising a quantity of mineral nanoparticles having a form factor strictly greater than 1.0 that is strictly less than 5% by weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2009
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Inventors: Virginie Boucher, Sophie Duquesne, Serge Bourbigot, Didier Sy, Marc Lacroix, Alexandra Roos, Nathalie Cornet, Laure Meynie
  • Publication number: 20110034588
    Abstract: A method of preparing a transparent polymer material includes mixing mineral nanoparticles selected from nanoparticles of alkaline-earth metal carbonates, alkaline-earth metal sulfates, metallic oxides, oxides of metalloids, and siloxanes, and a composition A including at least one thermoplastic polymer in the molten state selected from polycarbonate (PC), polystyrene (PS) and polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) in order to obtain a master-batch, the mixture of step i) including at least 25% and at most 75% by weight of the mineral nanoparticles. The master-batch obtained in step i) is mixed with a composition B of a thermoplastic polycarbonate matrix (PCm) in the molten state, to obtain a transparent polymer material including at most 10% by weight of the mineral nanoparticles, preferably at most 5% by weight of the mineral nanoparticles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2008
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Inventors: Virginie Boucher, Alexandra Roos, Sophie Duquesne, Serge Bourbigot, Laure Meynie, Karine Cavalier, Didier Sy, Marc Lacroix
  • Patent number: 7417091
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a copolymer composition for use in or as a polymeric binder in an intumescent coating, said copolymer composition comprising a blend of a Newtonian copolymer and of a reticulated copolymer, wherein the Newtonian copolymer is comprised of p-methylstyrene repeat units and 2-ethylhexylacrylate repeat units, and wherein the reticulated copolymer is comprised of p-methylstyrene repeat units and 2-ethylhexylacrylate repeat units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Assignee: Eliokem SAS
    Inventors: Serge Magnet, Sophie Duquesne, René Delobel, Charaf Jama
  • Patent number: 7288588
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a copolymer composition for use in or as a polymeric binder in an intumescent coating, said copolymer composition comprising a blend of a Newtonian copolymer and of a reticulated copolymer, wherein the Newtonian copolymer is comprised of p-methylstyrene repeat units and 2-ethylhexylacrylate repeat units, and wherein the reticulated copolymer is comprised of p-methylstyrene repeat units and 2-ethylhexylacrylate repeat units. The present invention further reveals an intumescent coating which is comprised of a copolymer composition comprising a blend of a Newtonian copolymer, a reticulated copolymer, a film-forming substance, and a carbon forming substance, wherein the Newtonian copolymer is comprised of p-methylstyrene repeat units and 2-ethylhexylacrylate repeat units, and wherein the reticulated copolymer is comprised of p-methylstyrene repeat units and 2-ethylhexylacrylate repeat units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2007
    Assignee: Eliokem S.A.S.
    Inventors: Serge Magnet, Sophie Duquesne, René Delobel, Charaf Jama
  • Publication number: 20070010624
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a copolymer composition for use in or as a polymeric binder in an intumescent coating, said copolymer composition comprising a blend of a Newtonian copolymer and of a reticulated copolymer, wherein the Newtonian copolymer is comprised of p-methylstyrene repeat units and 2-ethylhexylacrylate repeat units, and wherein the reticulated copolymer is comprised of p-methylstyrene repeat units and 2-ethylhexylacrylate repeat units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2006
    Publication date: January 11, 2007
    Applicant: Eliokem S.A.S
    Inventors: Serge Magnet, Sophie Duquesne, Rene Delobel, Charaf Jama