Patents by Inventor Steven J. Collier

Steven J. Collier 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: 20180251802
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides engineered ketoreductase enzymes having improved properties as compared to a naturally occurring wild-type ketoreductase enzyme. Also provided are polynucleotides encoding the engineered ketoreductase enzymes, host cells capable of expressing the engineered ketoreductase enzymes, and methods of using the engineered ketoreductase enzymes to synthesize a variety of chiral compounds. The engineered ketoreductase polypeptides are optimized for catalyzing the conversion of N-methyl-3-keto-3-(2-thienyl)-1-propanamine to (S)—N-methyl-3-hydroxy-3-(2-thienyl)-1-propanamine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: Christopher Savile, John M. Gruber, Emily Mundorff, Gjalt W. Huisman, Steven J. Collier
  • Patent number: 10066250
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides engineered polypeptides having imine reductase activity, polynucleotides encoding the engineered imine reductases, host cells capable of expressing the engineered imine reductases, and methods of using these engineered polypeptides with a range of ketone and amine substrate compounds to prepare secondary and tertiary amine product compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Codexis, Inc.
    Inventors: Haibin Chen, Steven J. Collier, Jovana Nazor, Joly Sukumaran, Derek Smith, Jeffrey C. Moore, Gregory Hughes, Jacob Janey, Gjalt W. Huisman, Scott J. Novick, Nicholas J. Agard, Oscar Alvizo, Gregory A. Cope, Wan Lin Yeo, Stefanie Ng Minor
  • Patent number: 10053673
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to non-naturally occurring polypeptides useful for preparing Ezetimibe, polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides, and methods of using the polypeptides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Codexis, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Crowe, Oscar Alvizo, Behnaz Behrouzian, Yong Koy Bong, Steven J. Collier, Anupam Gohel, Jagadeesh Mavinahalli, Naga K. Modukuru, Emily Mundorff, Derek J. Smith, Shiwei Song, Wan Lin Yeo
  • Publication number: 20180195053
    Abstract: The present invention relates to non-naturally occurring polypeptides useful for preparing armodafinil, polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides, and methods of using the polypeptides. The non-naturally occurring polypeptides of the present invention are effective in carrying out biocatalytic conversion of the (i) 2-(benzhydrylsulfinyl)acetamide to (?)-2-[(R)-(diphenylmethyl)sulfinyl]acetamide (armodafinil), or (ii) benzhydryl-thioacetic acid to (R)-2-(benzhydrylsulfinyl)acetic acid, which is a pivotal intermediate in the synthesis of armodafinil, in enantiomeric excess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Ee Lui Ang, Oscar Alvizo, Behnaz Behrouzian, Michael D. Clay, Steven J. Collier, Ellen D. Eberhard, Fu Fan, Shiwei Song, Derek J. Smith, Magnus Widegren, Robert Wilson, Junye Xu, Jun Zhu
  • Publication number: 20180187221
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides engineered polypeptides having imine reductase activity, polynucleotides encoding the engineered imine reductases, host cells capable of expressing the engineered imine reductases, and methods of using these engineered polypeptides with a range of ketone and amine substrate compounds to prepare secondary and tertiary amine product compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Haibin Chen, Steven J. Collier, Jovana Nazor, Joly Sukumaran, Derek Smith, Jeffrey C. Moore, Gregory Hughes, Jacob Janey, Gjalt W. Huisman, Scott J. Novick, Nicholas J. Agard, Oscar Alvizo, Gregory A. Cope, Wan Lin Yeo, Stefanie Ng Minor
  • Publication number: 20180187225
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides acyltransferases useful for synthesizing therapeutically important statin compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Lynne Gilson, Steven J. Collier, Joly Sukumaran, Wan Lin Yeo, Oscar Alvizo, Ee Ling Teo, Robert J. Wilson, Junye Xu
  • Publication number: 20180179565
    Abstract: Methods for the improved acylation of chemical substrates using LovD acyltransferases, thioesters having acyl groups, and (i) thiol scavengers and/or (ii) precipitating agents are presented. An improved method for the production of simvastatin using (i) activated charcoal as a thiol scavenger and/or (ii) ammonium hydroxide as a precipitating agent is also presented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Steven J. Collier, Ee Ling Teo, Joly Sukumaran, Robert J. Wilson, Junye Xu
  • Patent number: 10006069
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides engineered ketoreductase enzymes having improved properties as compared to a naturally occurring wild-type ketoreductase enzyme. Also provided are polynucleotides encoding the engineered ketoreductase enzymes, host cells capable of expressing the engineered ketoreductase enzymes, and methods of using the engineered ketoreductase enzymes to synthesize a variety of chiral compounds. The engineered ketoreductase polypeptides are optimized for catalyzing the conversion of N-methyl-3-keto-3-(2-thienyl)-1-propanamine to (S)-N-methyl-3-hydroxy-3-(2-thienyl)-1-propanamine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Codexis, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Savile, John M. Gruber, Emily Mundorff, Gjalt W. Huisman, Steven J. Collier
  • Publication number: 20180148698
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides engineered transaminase polypeptides for the production of amines, polynucleotides encoding the engineered transaminases, host cells capable of expressing the engineered transaminases, and methods of using the engineered transaminases to prepare compounds useful in the production of active pharmaceutical agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Weng Lin Tang, Helen Hsieh, Son Pham, Derek Smith, Steven J. Collier
  • Patent number: 9975570
    Abstract: A method of calculating a motor velocity in an electric power steering system comprises receiving a plurality of motor position signals from a motor position sensor of the electronic power steering system, calculating a plurality of angle difference based on the motor position signals prior to performing any filtering operations on the motor position signals, performing a linear regression analysis on the angle differences to predict an angle difference, and calculating a motor velocity based on the predicted angle difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: STEERING SOLUTIONS IP HOLDING CORPORATION
    Inventor: Steven J. Collier-Hallman
  • Patent number: 9963683
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to biocatalysts and its uses for the efficient preparation of eslicarbazepine, eslicarbazepine acetate, and analogs thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Codexis, Inc.
    Inventors: Anupam Gohel, Derek J. Smith, Brian Wong, Joly Sukumaran, Wan Lin Yeo, Steven J. Collier, Scott Novick
  • Patent number: 9938509
    Abstract: The present invention relates to non-naturally occurring polypeptides useful for preparing armodafinil, polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides, and methods of using the polypeptides. The non-naturally occurring polypeptides of the present invention are effective in carrying out biocatalytic conversion of the (i) 2-(benzhydrylsulfinyl)acetamide to (?)-2-[(R)-(diphenylmethyl)sulfinyl]acetamide (armodafinil), or (ii) benzhydryl-thioacetic acid to (R)-2-(benzhydrylsulfinyl)acetic acid, which is a pivotal intermediate in the synthesis of armodafinil, in enantiomeric excess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Codexis, Inc.
    Inventors: Ee Lui Ang, Oscar Alvizo, Behnaz Behrouzian, Michael D. Clay, Steven J. Collier, Ellen D. Eberhard, Fu Fan, Shiwei Song, Derek J. Smith, Magnus Widegren, Robert Wilson, Junye Xu, Jun Zhu
  • Patent number: 9932616
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides acyltransferases useful for synthesizing therapeutically important statin compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Codexis, Inc.
    Inventors: Lynne Gilson, Steven J. Collier, Joly Sukumaran, Wan Lin Yeo, Oscar Alvizo, Ee Ling Teo, Robert J. Wilson, Junye Xu
  • Patent number: 9932613
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides engineered polypeptides having imine reductase activity, polynucleotides encoding the engineered imine reductases, host cells capable of expressing the engineered imine reductases, and methods of using these engineered polypeptides with a range of ketone and amine substrate compounds to prepare secondary and tertiary amine product compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Codexis, Inc.
    Inventors: Haibin Chen, Steven J. Collier, Jovana Nazor, Joly Sukumaran, Derek Smith, Jeffrey C. Moore, Gregory Hughes, Jacob Janey, Gjalt W. Huisman, Scott J. Novick, Nicholas J. Agard, Oscar Alvizo, Gregory A. Cope, Wan Lin Yeo, Stefanie Ng Minor
  • Publication number: 20180066292
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides engineered polypeptides having imine reductase activity, polynucleotides encoding the engineered imine reductases, host cells capable of expressing the engineered imine reductases, and methods of using these engineered polypeptides with a range of ketone and amine substrate compounds to prepare secondary and tertiary amine product compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: Haibin Chen, Steven J. Collier, Jovana Nazor, Joly Sukumaran, Derek Smith, Jeffrey C. Moore, Gregory Hughes, Jacob Janey, Gjalt W. Huisman, Scott J. Novick, Nicholas J. Agard, Oscar Alvizo, Gregory A. Cope, Wan Lin Yeo, Stefanie Ng Minor
  • Publication number: 20180066239
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to engineered ketoreductase polypeptides and processes of using the polypeptides for production of phenylephrine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: Oscar Alvizo, Steven J. Collier, Hans-Georg Joerg Hennemann, Seong Ho Oh, Wenjuan Zha
  • Patent number: 9909156
    Abstract: Methods for the improved acylation of chemical substrates using LovD acyltransferases, thioesters having acyl groups, and (i) thiol scavengers and/or (ii) precipitating agents are presented. An improved method for the production of simvastatin using (i) activated charcoal as a thiol scavenger and/or (ii) ammonium hydroxide as a precipitating agent is also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Codexis, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven J. Collier, Ee Ling Teo, Joly Sukumaran, Robert J. Wilson, Junye Xu
  • Patent number: 9902943
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides engineered transaminase polypeptides for the production of amines, polynucleotides encoding the engineered transaminases, host cells capable of expressing the engineered transaminases, and methods of using the engineered transaminases to prepare compounds useful in the production of active pharmaceutical agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Codexis, Inc.
    Inventors: Weng Lin Tang, Helen Hsieh, Son Pham, Derek Smith, Steven J. Collier
  • Publication number: 20180037872
    Abstract: The present invention relates to non-naturally occurring polypeptides useful for preparing armodafinil, polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides, and methods of using the polypeptides. The non-naturally occurring polypeptides of the present invention are effective in carrying out biocatalytic conversion of the (i) 2-(benzhydrylsulfinyl)acetamide to (?)-2-[(R)-(diphenylmethyl)sulfinyl]acetamide (armodafinil), or (ii) benzhydryl-thioacetic acid to (R)-2-(benzhydrylsulfinyl)acetic acid, which is a pivotal intermediate in the synthesis of armodafinil, in enantiomeric excess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: Ee Lui Ang, Oscar Alvizo, Behnaz Behrouzian, Michael D. Clay, Steven J. Collier, Ellen D. Eberhard, Fu Fan, Shiwei Song, Derek J. Smith, Magnus Widegren, Robert Wilson, Junye Xu, Jun Zhu
  • Publication number: 20180010100
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to engineered ketoreductase polypeptides for the preparation of hydroxyl substituted carbamate compounds, and polynucleotides, vectors, host cells, and methods of making and using the ketoreductase polypeptides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: Fabien Louis Cabirol, Haibin Chen, Anupam Gohel, Steven J. Collier, Derek J. Smith, Birgit Kosjek, Jacob Janey