Patents by Inventor Susanne Wieland

Susanne Wieland 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: 20140227764
    Abstract: Proteases that comprise an amino acid sequence that is at least 70% identical to the amino acid sequence indicated in SEQ ID NO. 1 over its entire length and that comprise, in the count in accordance with SEQ ID NO. 1, the amino acid substitution R99E or R99D in combination with at least two further amino acid substitutions that are selected from the group consisting of S3T, V4I, and V199I, display very good cleaning performance in particular on blood-containing stains, as well as very good temperature stability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Hendrik Hellmuth, Marion Merkel, Brian Laufs, Susanne Wieland, Timothy O'Connell, Susanne Tondera, Thomas Weber
  • Patent number: 8785365
    Abstract: The present invention relates to ?-amylase variants that are stabilized to dimerization and/or multimerization, in particular at elevated temperatures or high pH, by point mutagenesis of positively polarized or charged or neutral surface amino acids to give more negatively polarized or charged amino acids. The invention further relates to methods of increasing the stability of an ?-amylase to dimerization and/or multimerization brought about by electrostatic interactions whereby at least one amino acid residue on the surface of the starting molecule, which makes a neutral or positively polar or charged contribution to the electrostatic potential of said molecule, is replaced with a more negatively polar or negatively charged amino acid residue. The ?-amylase variants obtained thereby exhibit better stability to influences of the solvent, increased processivity, and are suited for numerous industrial areas of use, in particular as active ingredients in detergents and cleansers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Cornelius Bessler, Susanne Wieland, Karl-Heinz Maurer
  • Publication number: 20140018282
    Abstract: According to the invention, storage stability in terms of amylolytic activity is to be improved in a liquid washing or cleaning agent which comprises a protease and amylase. This is achieved by the use of a protease which comprises an amino acid sequence which is at least 80% identical to the amino acid sequence specified in SEQ ID NO. 1 and which has the amino acid glutamic acid (E) or aspartic acid (D) or the amino acid asparagine (N) or glutamine (Q) or the amino acid alanine (A) or glycine (G) or serine (S) at position 99 in the count according to SEQ ID NO. 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Susanne Wieland, Karl-Heinz Maurer, Timothy O'Connell, Hendrik Hellmuth
  • Publication number: 20140017763
    Abstract: Proteases encompassing an amino acid sequence, which are at least 70% identical to the amino acid sequence specified in SEQ ID NO. 1 over the entire length thereof and which, in the listing according to SEQ ID NO. 1, have the amino acid substitution I21V in combination with at least one further amino acid substitution, the further amino acid substitution being selected from the group consisting of Q12L, M122L, N177V, A222S, V228I and T247N, and agents encompassing such proteases, exhibit very good cleaning performance on egg-containing stains.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: HENKEL AG & CO. KGAA
    Inventors: Susanne Wieland, Petra Siegert, Timothy O'Connell, Karl-Heinz Maurer, Ronny Martinez, Ulrich Schwaneberg, Hendrik Hellmuth
  • Publication number: 20130280794
    Abstract: According to the invention, storage stability in terms of cellulolytic activity is to be improved in a liquid washing or cleaning agent which comprises a protease and cellulase. This is achieved by the use of a protease which comprises an amino acid sequence which is at least 80% identical to the amino acid sequence specified in SEQ ID NO. 1 and which has the amino acid glutamic acid (E) or aspartic acid (D) or the amino acid asparagine (N) or glutamine (Q) or the amino acid alanine (A) or glycine (G) or serine (S) at position 99 in the count according to SEQ ID NO. 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventors: Susanne Wieland, Karl-Heinz Maurer, Timothy O'Connell, Hendrik Hellmuth
  • Publication number: 20130005637
    Abstract: Proteases encompassing an amino acid sequence that is at least 70% identical to the amino acid sequence indicated in SEQ ID NO. 1 over its entire length, and exhibit the amino acid substitution I21V in the count in accordance with SEQ ID NO. 1, resp. agents that encompass such proteases, display very good cleaning performance on protease-sensitive stains.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: HENKEL AG & CO. KGAA
    Inventors: Petra Siegert, Ulrich Schwaneberg, Ronny Martinez, Marion Merkel, Astrid Spitz, Susanne Wieland, Hendrik Hellmuth, Karl-Heinz Maurer
  • Publication number: 20120238005
    Abstract: Phosphonate-containing liquid washing or cleaning agent exhibiting advantageous proteolytic activity and improved storage stability comprising a protease having an amino acid sequence which is at least 80% identical to the amino acid sequence stated in SEQ ID NO. 1 and which comprises in position 99 in the numbering according to SEQ ID NO. 1 the amino acid glutamic acid (E) or aspartic acid (D) or the amino acid asparagine (N) or glutamine (Q) or the amino acid alanine (A) or glycine (G) or serine (S).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventors: SUSANNE WIELAND, Petra Siegert, Astrid Spitz, Karl-Heinz Maurer, Timothy O'Connell, Inken Prueser, Marc-Steffen Schiedel, Thomas Eiting, Dorota Sendor-Mueller, Thorsten Bastigkeit, Konstantin Benda, Sven Mueller
  • Patent number: 8080401
    Abstract: The present invention relates to ?-amylase variants that are stabilized to solvent-exerted hydrolysis, in particular at elevated temperatures or high pH, by point mutagenesis of asparagine (N) or glutamine (Q) residues located on the surface of the molecule to give other amino acid residues. The invention further relates to methods of increasing the stability of an ?-amylase to solvent-exerted hydrolysis, in particular at elevated temperatures or high pH, whereby at least one asparagine (N) or glutamine (Q) residue on the surface of the molecule is replaced with a different amino acid residue. The ?-amylase variants obtained thereby exhibit better stability to influences of the solvent, increased processivity, and are suited for numerous industrial areas of use, in particular as active ingredients in detergents and cleansers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Cornelius Bessler, Susanne Wieland, Karl-Heinz Maurer
  • Patent number: 7985570
    Abstract: The present application relates to two novel proteases (SEQ ID NO: 4 and 7) which are similar to one another. The DNA of the two proteases, was obtained from soil samples, and C-terminally deleted, producing proteolytically active fragments thereof (SEQ ID NO: 5 and 8). The invention also provides all alkaline proteases similar at least to 90% to SEQ ID NO: 4 or to 87.5% to SEQ ID NO: 7, and those which can be summarized under a consensus sequence (SEQ ID NO: 9) derived from SEQ ID NO: 4 and 7. Furthermore, it relates to all nucleic acids which have a homology of at least 85% identity to the associated nucleic acids (SEQ ID NO: 3 and 6) or the fragments concerned. Furthermore, it defines technical possibilities of use for these proteases and especially describes their use in detergents and cleaners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: B.R.A.I.N. Biotechnology Research and Information Network A.G.
    Inventors: Susanne Wieland, Karl-Heinz Maurer, Beatrix Kottwitz, Frank Niehaus, Patrick Lorenz
  • Publication number: 20100298198
    Abstract: The present application relates to two novel proteases (SEQ ID NO: 4 and 7) which are similar to one another, whose DNA was obtained from soil samples, and C-terminally deleted, likewise proteolytically active fragments thereof (SEQ ID NO: 5 and 8), all alkaline proteases similar at least to 90% to SEQ ID NO: 4 or to 87.5% to SEQ ID NO: 7, and those which can be summarized under a consensus sequence (SEQ ID NO: 9) derived from SEQ ID NO: 4 and 7. Furthermore, it relates to all nucleic acids which have a homology of at least 85% identity to the associated nucleic acids (SEQ ID NO: 3 and 6) or the fragments concerned. Furthermore, it defines technical possibilities of use for these proteases and especially describes their use in detergents and cleaners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Inventors: Susanne Wieland, Karl-Heinz Maurer, Beatrix Kottwitz, Frank Niehaus, Patrick Lorenz
  • Patent number: 7811076
    Abstract: An alkaline protease, the DNA thereof having been taken from a bottom sample, alkaline proteases that are at least 40% identical, and nucleic acids with an identity at least 50% homologous with the associated nucleic acids. The invention also relates to the fragment of said protease comprising the amino acid positions 108 to 325, in addition to the gene fragment coding therefor, and alkaline proteases that are at least 60% identical or nucleic acids that are at least 70% identical. Furthermore, the invention defines technical possibilities of use for said proteases, especially use thereof in washing and cleaning products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Susanne Wieland, Karl-Heinz Maurer, Beatrix Kottwitz, Frank Niehaus, Patrick Lorenz
  • Publication number: 20100234267
    Abstract: The present invention relates to agent compositions, in particular washing and cleaning agents, that contain a protease from a bacterial strain of the species Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, and to said proteases themselves. The invention further relates to cleaning methods in which said agents are used, and to uses of said agents. The invention further relates to the manufacture and use of these proteases themselves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2010
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Applicant: HENKEL AG & CO. KGAA
    Inventors: Petra Siegert, Susanne Wieland, Karl-Heinz Maurer, Cornelius Bessler, Doris Ribitsch, Sonja Heumann, Georg Gübitz, Wolfgang Karl, Peter Remler, Helmut Schwab, Gabriele Berg, Jochen Gerlach
  • Publication number: 20100196991
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for obtaining novel protein variants by circular permutation, and to the novel protein variants obtained by said method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2010
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Timothy O'Connell, Karl-Heinz Maurer, Nina Mußmann, Susanne Wieland
  • Patent number: 7691618
    Abstract: The present application relates to two novel alkaline proteases (SEQ ID NO. 4 and 7) which are similar to one another, whose DNA was obtained from soil samples, and which were C-terminally deleted. The present application also provides proteolytically active fragments thereof (SEQ ID NO. 5 and 8), all alkaline proteases similar at least to 90% to SEQ ID NO. 4 or to 87.5% to SEQ ID NO. 7, and those which can be summarized under a consensus sequence (SEQ ID NO. 9) derived from SEQ ID NO. 4 and 7. Furthermore, the present application relates to all nucleic acids which have a homology of at least 85% identity to the associated nucleic acids (SEQ ID NO. 3 and 6) or the fragments concerned. Furthermore, the present application relates to use for these proteases and especially describes their use in detergents and cleaners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Susanne Wieland, Karl-Heinz Maurer, Beatrix Kottwitz, Frank Niehaus, Patrick Lorenz
  • Publication number: 20090275493
    Abstract: A novel subtilisin-type alkaline protease from Bacillus gibsonii and to sufficiently related proteins and the derivatives thereof. Also, washing and cleaning agents comprising the novel subtilisin-type alkaline protease, sufficiently related proteins and the derivatives thereof, corresponding washing and cleaning methods and their use in washing and cleaning agents, and other possible technical uses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Petra Siegert, Susanne Wieland, Julia Engelskirchen, Marion Merkel, Karl-Heinz Maurer, Cornelius Bessler
  • Patent number: 7569226
    Abstract: The invention relates to a novel alkaline protease of the subtilisin type from Bacillus sp. (DSM 14392) and various related proteins and derivatives thereof. The invention further relates to washing and cleaning agents comprising novel alkaline proteases of the subtilisin type, various related proteins and derivatives thereof and corresponding washing and cleaning methods and use thereof in washing and cleaning agents and further technical applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft Auf Aktien (Henkel KGAA)
    Inventors: Angrit Weber, Angela Hellebrandt, Susanne Wieland, Karl-Heinz Maurer, Beatrix Kottwitz
  • Publication number: 20090170745
    Abstract: A novel subtilisin-type alkaline protease from Bacillus pumilus and sufficiently related proteins and derivatives thereof. Also washing and cleaning agents comprising the novel subtilisin-type alkaline protease, sufficiently related proteins and derivatives thereof, corresponding washing and cleaning methods, and washing and cleaning agents and other possible technical uses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2008
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Marion Merkel, Petra Siegert, Susanne Wieland, Karl-Heinz Maurer, Cornelius Bessler
  • Patent number: 7510859
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel perhydrolases, derived from the protease Carlsberg by amino acid exchange in positions 11, 15, 21, 38, 50, 54, 58, 77, 83, 89, 93, 96, 107, 117, 120, 134, 135, 136, 140, 147, 150, 154, 155, 160, 161, 171, 179, 180, 181, 194, 205, 208, 213, 216, 217, 238, 239, 251, 253, 257, and/or 261. The invention further relates to methods for production of said novel perhydrolases, products comprising said novel perhydrolases, particularly bodycare, haircare, shampoo, hair-dyeing, hair-bleaching, oral-care, dental-dare, dental-prosthesis-care, cosmetic, therapeutic (textile) washing, cleaning, rinsing, handwash, washing-up and dish-washing products, and corresponding applications of said novel perhydrolases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2009
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft Auf Aktien
    Inventors: Susanne Wieland, Laura Polanyi-Bald, Inken Prueser, Regina Stehr, Karl-Heinz Maurer
  • Patent number: 7449187
    Abstract: Described herein is a novel alkaline protease of the subtilisin type from Bacillus gibsonii (DSM 14391), as well as related proteins and derivatives thereof. Also described are washing and cleaning products comprising this novel alkaline protease, related proteins and derivatives thereof, as well as corresponding washing and cleaning products and methods, along with further possible technical uses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2008
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien (Henkel KGAA)
    Inventors: Angrit Weber, Angela Hellebrandt, Susanne Wieland, Karl-Heinz Maurer, Beatrix Kottwitz
  • Publication number: 20070212768
    Abstract: The present invention relates to ?-amylase variants that are stabilized to dimerization and/or multimerization, in particular at elevated temperatures or high pH, by point mutagenesis of positively polarized or charged or neutral surface amino acids to give more negatively polarized or charged amino acids. The invention further relates to methods of increasing the stability of an ?-amylase to dimerization and/or multimerization brought about by electrostatic interactions whereby at least one amino acid residue on the surface of the starting molecule, which makes a neutral or positively polar or charged contribution to the electrostatic potential of said molecule, is replaced with a more negatively polar or negatively charged amino acid residue. The ?-amylase variants obtained thereby exhibit better stability to influences of the solvent, increased processivity, and are suited for numerous industrial areas of use, in particular as active ingredients in detergents and cleansers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2007
    Publication date: September 13, 2007
    Inventors: Cornelius BESSLER, Susanne WIELAND, Karl-Heinz MAURER