Patents by Inventor Timothy O'Connell

Timothy O'Connell 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: 20210396391
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a system comprising a recuperated gas turbine engine with a catalytic combustor, and methods of operating the same, the catalytic combustor comprising: (a) an upstream section comprising an electrical heater and (b) a downstream catalyst section, wherein the upstream section and the downstream catalyst section are disposed adjacent to and in fluid communication with one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Inventors: Nick CARPENTER, Guy CHANDLER, Jeremy GIDNEY, Scott HERRING, Chris MORGAN, Timothy O'CONNELL, Mark WILKSCH
  • Publication number: 20210317427
    Abstract: The present invention refers to an optimized 3-phytase which is a bio-efficacious phytase mutant having sequence identity of at least 95% around 3-phytase (SEQ ID NO. 1) comprising a sequence of SEQ ID NO. 2 and one or more mutations. The invention is further directed to the use of such optimized 3-phytase in the production of a food or feed product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventors: Helge JOCHENS, Frank WALLRAPP, Michael HOESL, Thomas EISELE, Lutz ROECHER, Gabi GEBHARDT-WEIDL, Martin GRAEBER, Werner STUERMER, Jörg CLAREN, Timothy O'CONNELL, Martin SCHATTE, Christoph REISINGER
  • Publication number: 20210301702
    Abstract: An exhaust gas heater comprising an electrically conductive metallic track hosted on an electrically insulating substrate through which an exhaust gas can flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Carlos FONTE, Gregory GREGORI, Nigel JONES, Chris MORGAN, Daniel OAKES, Timothy O'CONNELL
  • Patent number: 11060077
    Abstract: The invention is used in the field of enzyme technology. The invention relates to lipases and to the production thereof, the amino acid sequence of which has been modified in particular with regard to the use thereof in detergents and cleaning agents, all sufficiently similar lipases having a corresponding modification and nucleic acids coding for them. The invention further relates to methods and uses of said lipases and to agents containing them, in particular detergents and cleaning agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Daniela Herbst, Timothy O'Connell, Nina Mussmann, Renée Charlott Eichstaedt, Claudia Lindner, Georgette Koerfer, Mehdi Davari Dolatabadi, Ljubica Vojcic, Ulrich Schwaneberg
  • Publication number: 20210207063
    Abstract: Proteases that comprise an amino acid sequence that is at least 95% 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 R99D or R99E in combination with the further amino acid substitutions 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: March 15, 2021
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Hendrik Hellmuth, Marion Merkel, Brian Laufs, Susanne Wieland, Timothy O'Connell, Susanne Tondera, Thomas Weber
  • Patent number: 11053486
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to detergent compositions comprising polypeptides having xanthan degrading activity. The disclosure also relates to methods for producing said detergent compositions and to the use of said detergent compositions in cleaning applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Timothy O'Connell, Susanne Tondera, Nina Mussmann, Daniela Herbst, Dorotea R. S. Raventos, Lars Anderson, Lorena Palmén, Liv Christiansen, Peter Hallin, Leigh Murphy, Mette Louise Dissing Overgaard, Rune Nygaard Monrad
  • Patent number: 10975335
    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 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: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Hendrik Hellmuth, Marion Merkel, Brian Laufs, Susanne Wieland, Timothy O'Connell, Susanne Tondera, Thomas Weber
  • Patent number: 10941371
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to proteases that are variants of a Bacillus gibsonii protease, the proteases comprising an amino acid sequence which has at least about 70% sequence identity to the amino acid sequence given in SEQ ID No. 1 over its entire length, and which has an amino acid substitution on at least one of the positions corresponding to the positions 12, 43, 122, 127, 154, 156, 160, 211 or 222, relating in each case to the numbering according to SEQ ID No. 1. The present disclosure also relates to the production and use thereof. Said type of proteases have a very good cleaning performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Daniela Herbst, Timothy O'Connell, Nina Mussmann, Inga Kerstin Vockenroth, Thomas Weber
  • Patent number: 10927325
    Abstract: The invention relates to a detergent composition comprising: —(a) from 0.0001 to 1 wt. %, preferably from 0.0001 to 0.1 wt. %, more preferably from 0.0001 to 0.01 wt. %, most preferably from 0.0005 to 0.001 wt. % of a shading dye; and, (b) from 0.0001 to 10 wt. %, preferably from 0.0005 to 8 wt. %, more preferably from 0.001 to 5 wt. %, most preferably from 0.002 to 0.2 wt. % of a cellulase selected from any sequence with a sequence identity of at least 80%, preferably at least 85%, further preferred at least 90%, GO even more preferred at least 92%, also preferred at least 95%, particularly preferred at least 98% and most preferred at least 99% to SEQ ID NO: 11, SEQ ID NO: 13, SEQ ID NO: 15 or SEQ ID NO: 17.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Best, Andrew Thomas Cook, Thomas Eisele, Michael Hoesl, Claudia Jakob, Helge Jochens, Andreas Kohl, Panagiotis Kotsakis, Dietmar Andreas Lang, Timothy O'Connell, Neil James Parry, Ilaria Sambi, Frank Wallrapp
  • Patent number: 10865401
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to proteases comprising an amino acid sequence which has at least about 70% sequence identity to the amino acid sequence indicated in SEQ ID NO. 1, over the entire length thereof, and in which the amino acids in the positions corresponding to positions 24, 33, 53, 78, 101, 128 and 217 according to SEQ ID NO. 1 are substituted at 24G, 33T, 53G, 78N, 101N, 128A and 217Q, and to the production and use thereof. Said type of proteases have a very good cleaning performance compared to reference proteases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Daniela Herbst, Timothy O'Connell, Nina Mussmann, Brian Laufs, Ayhan Aydemir, Renee Charlott Eichstaedt, Inken Prueser
  • Publication number: 20200369988
    Abstract: The invention relates to a detergent composition comprising:—(a) from 0.0001 to 1 wt. %, preferably from 0.0001 to 0.1 wt. %, more preferably from 0.0001 to 0.01 wt. %, most preferably from 0.0005 to 0.001 wt. % of a shading dye; and, (b) from 0.0001 to 10 wt. %, preferably from 0.0005 to 8 wt. %, more preferably from 0.001 to 5 wt. %, most preferably from 0.002 to 0.2 wt. % of a cellulase selected from any sequence with a sequence identity of at least 80%, preferably at least 85%, further preferred at least 90%, even more preferred at least 92%, also preferred at least 95%, particularly preferred at least 98% and most preferred at least 99% to SEQ ID NO: 11, SEQ ID NO: 13, SEQ ID NO: 15 or SEQ ID NO: 17.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: Conopco, Inc., d/b/a UNILEVER
    Inventors: Jonathan BEST, Andrew Thomas COOK, Thomas EISELE, Michael HOESL, Claudia JAKOB, Helge JOCHENS, Andreas KOHL, Panagiotis KOTSAKIS, Dietmar Andreas LANG, Timothy O'CONNELL, Neil James PARRY, IIaria SAMBI, Frank WALLRAPP
  • Patent number: 10846776
    Abstract: Described herein is a system and techniques for implementing a single mechanism that, when activated, provides a list of items which is customized according to the user that activated the mechanism. In some embodiments, a list of item types may be received by the system. The system may identify a number of potential items for each of the item types in the list of item types. The potential items may be filtered based on configuration settings associated with the user in order to identify a most appropriate item for each item type in the list of item types. The user may then be provided with a list of items that includes the most appropriate item for each item type. In some embodiments, the user may be provided with the ability to complete a transaction for one or more item in the list of items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Guillermo Auyon Cheang, Stephanie Derouet, Anwasha Dhar, Michael Giovanelli, Nolan Greene, Jennifer Anne Hiatt, Timothy O'Connell, Xavier Tatarkiewicz, Spencer Lyle Voorheis, Yang Wang, John Weldon, Kristen Yagley, Michael Zahalan
  • Publication number: 20200347323
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to detergent compositions comprising subtilase variants exhibiting improved stability and/or improved wash performance in liquid detergent and methods for obtaining such detergent compositions. The variants are suitable for use in e.g. cleaning or detergent compositions, such as laundry detergent compositions and dish wash compositions, including automatic dish wash compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Timothy O'Connell, Susanne Tondera, Hendrik Hellmuth, Thomas Weber, Rolf Thomas Lenhard, Signe Eskildsen Larsen, Miguel Duarte Guilherme Pereira Toscano, Esben Peter Friis, Astrid Munch, Mikael Bauer, Bena-Marie Lue
  • Publication number: 20200309006
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for the catalytic treatment of exhaust gas from an internal combustion engine comprising: a. a casing having an exhaust gas inlet and a treated exhaust gas outlet; b. a heater disposed within the casing, through which exhaust gas may flow; and c. a catalyst article disposed within the casing adjacent to the heater, through which exhaust gas can flow; wherein the heater comprises an electrically resistive wire mounted on an electrically insulating frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Jeremy Temple GIDNEY, Daniel Charles Howard OAKES, Timothy O'CONNELL
  • Publication number: 20200291367
    Abstract: The invention is used in the field of enzyme technology. The invention relates to lipases and to the production thereof, the amino acid sequence of which has been modified in particular with regard to the use thereof in detergents and cleaning agents, all sufficiently similar lipases having a corresponding modification and nucleic acids coding for them. The invention further relates to methods and uses of said lipases and to agents containing them, in particular detergents and cleaning agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Daniela Herbst, Timothy O'Connell, Nina Mussmann, Renée Charlott Eichstaedt, Claudia Lindner, Georgette Koerfer, Mehdi Davari Dolatabadi, Ljubica Vojcic, Ulrich Schwanenberg
  • Patent number: 10767142
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to proteases having an amino acid sequence with at least about 70% sequence identity to the amino acid sequence given in SEQ ID NO:2, over the entire length thereof, and comprising an amino acid substitution at at least one of the positions P9, Q62, D101, N130, G166, N187, 5216, N238 or Q271, based in each case on the numbering according to SEQ ID NO:2. The present disclosure also relates to the production and use thereof. Such proteases exhibit very good stability, in particular storage stability, while at the same time having a good cleaning performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Nina Mussmann, Timothy O'Connell, Daniela Herbst, Inken Prueser, Christian Degering, Sabine Griemert, Thorsten Eggert, Christian Leggewie
  • Patent number: 10760036
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to detergent compositions comprising subtilase variants exhibiting improved stability and/or improved wash performance in liquid detergent and methods for obtaining such detergent compositions. The variants are suitable for use in e.g. cleaning or detergent compositions, such as laundry detergent compositions and dish wash compositions, including automatic dish wash compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Timothy O'Connell, Susanne Tondera, Hendrik Hellmuth, Thomas Weber, Rolf Thomas Lenhard, Signe Eskildsen Larsen, Miguel Duarte Guilherme Pereira Toscano, Esben Peter Friis, Astrid Munch, Mikael Bauer, Bena-Marie Lue
  • Publication number: 20200255271
    Abstract: A motor vehicle receiver hitch adapter with associated wheeled scissor lift cargo cart and mounted payloads. The hitch adapter comprises a variable pitch control system for mounting a cargo cart and attached payload in which the scissor lift mechanism within the cart is also capable of compressive force to power a dynamic pitch control system. The cargo cart also incorporates a restraint system to prevent carrying vehicle damage, and a vibration dampening system to protect carried payloads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: RESCUE 42, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy O'Connell, Brian Fredenberg, Fatehali Dharssi
  • Patent number: 10662399
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to amylases which have an amino acid sequence that, over its entire length, shares at least about 70% sequence identity with the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1, and to the production and use thereof. The amylases have a good cleaning performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Daniela Herbst, Nina Mussmann, Timothy O'Connell, Claudia Lindner, Anna Krueger, Neele Meyer-Heydecke, Garabed Antranikian, Anke Peters
  • Publication number: 20200140787
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to proteases having an amino acid sequence with at least about 70% sequence identity to the amino acid sequence given in SEQ ID NO:2, over the entire length thereof, and comprising an amino acid substitution at at least one of the positions P9, Q62, D101, N130, G166, N187, 5216, N238 or Q271, based in each case on the numbering according to SEQ ID NO:2. The present disclosure also relates to the production and use thereof. Such proteases exhibit very good stability, in particular storage stability, while at the same time having a good cleaning performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Nina Mussmann, Timothy O?Connell, Daniela Herbst, Inken Prueser, Christian Degering, Sabine Griemert, Thorsten Eggert, Christian Leggewie