Patents by Inventor Tomoko Matsui

Tomoko Matsui 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: 20190271011
    Abstract: The present invention relates to processes for producing fermentation products from starch-containing material, wherein a thermostable alpha-amylase and optionally a thermostable protease are present and/or added during liquefaction. The invention also relates to a composition suitable for use in a process of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: NOVOZYMES A/S
    Inventors: Randy Deinhammer, Suzanne Clark, Mauricio Quiros, John Matthews, Anne Glud Hjulmand, Chee Leong Soong, Tomoko Matsui, Shinobu Takagi
  • Patent number: 10227613
    Abstract: The present invention relates to processes for producing fermentation products from starch-containing material, wherein an alpha-amylase and optionally a thermostable protease, pullulanase and/or glucoamylase are present and/or added during liquefaction, wherein a cellulolytic composition is present and/or added during fermentation or simultaneous saccharification and fermentation. The invention also relates to a composition suitable for use in a process of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Randall Deinhammer, Joyce Craig, Tomoko Matsui, Shinobu Takagi, Suzanne Clark, John Matthews, Anne Glud Hjulmand, Chee-Leong Soong, Zhengfang Kang
  • Publication number: 20190062792
    Abstract: The present invention relates to processes for producing fermentation products from starch-containing material, wherein an alpha-amylase and optionally a thermostable protease, pullulanase and/or glucoamylase are present and/or added during liquefaction, wherein a cellulolytic composition is present and/or added during fermentation or simultaneous saccharification and fermentation. The invention also relates to a composition suitable for use in a process of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Randall Deinhammer, Joyce Craig, Tomoko Matsui, Shinobu Takagi, Suzanne Clark, John Matthews, Anne Glud Hjulmand, Chee-Leong Soong, Zhengfang Kang
  • Patent number: 10138473
    Abstract: The present invention relates to proteases having at least 75% identity to a protease derived from Thermoascus aurantiacus and comprises at least one modification in the amino acid sequence thereof. These protease variants have improved thermostability. The invention also relates to DNA encoding these proteases, methods of their production, as well as the use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: NOVOZYMES A/S
    Inventors: Tomoko Matsui, Allan Noergaard, Thomas Agersten Poulsen, John Matthews
  • Publication number: 20180298364
    Abstract: The present invention relates to pullulanase variants comprising substitutions of the parent pullulanase at one or more positions corresponding to positions 393, 143, 150, 243, 244, 345, 346, 368, 370, 373, 381, 382, 385, 387, 402, 429, 430, 431, 432, 456, 486, 492, 610, 624, 631, 632, 665 and 699 of the polypeptide of SEQ ID NO: 3. The present invention also relates to polynucleotides encoding the variants; nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the polynucleotides; and methods of using the variants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: NOVOZYMES A/S
    Inventors: Tomoko MATSUI, Akihiko YAMAGISHI
  • Publication number: 20180245105
    Abstract: The present invention relates to processes for producing fermentation products from starch-containing material, wherein an alpha-amylase and optionally a thermostable protease, pullulanase and/or glucoamylase are present and/or added during liquefaction, wherein a cellulolytic composition is present and/or added during fermentation or simultaneous saccharification and fermentation. The invention also relates to a composition suitable for use in a process of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: NOVOZYMES A/S
    Inventors: Randall Deinhammer, Joyce Craig, Tomoko Matsui, Shinobu Takagi, Suzanne Clark, John Matthews, Anne Glud Hjulmand, Chee-Leong Soong, Zhengfang Kang
  • Patent number: 10041054
    Abstract: The present invention relates to processes for producing fermentation products from starch-containing material, wherein a bacterial alpha-amylase, a raw starch hydrolyzing alpha-amylase and a carbohydrate-source generating enzyme are present and/or added during liquefaction. The invention also relates to compositions suitable for use in processes of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: NOVOZYMES A/S
    Inventors: Randall Deinhammer, Anne Glud Hjulmand, Joyce Craig, Guillermo Coward-Kelly, Tomoko Matsui, Shinobu Takagi, Suzanne Clark, John Matthews
  • Publication number: 20180208917
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a variant pullulanase, wherein the pullulanase comprises at least the following combination of substitutions: N368G+N393A+Q431E+L432F+A492A,S+N610R+G624S+T631S+S632C, and optionally further comprises N222P+Q252A+Q256R; wherein the variant has pullulanase activity, and wherein the variants have at least 85%, at least 90%, at least 95%, at least 96%, at least 97%, at least 98%, or at least 99%, but less than 100% sequence identity to the polypeptide of SEQ ID NO: 3. Further aspect the present invention relates to a process for liquefying starch-containing material at a temperature above the initial gelatinization temperature using an alpha-amylase and a thermo-stable pullulanase of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Applicant: NOVOZYMES A/S
    Inventors: Tomoko Matsui, Suzanne Clark, Aki Tomiki
  • Patent number: 10030237
    Abstract: The present invention relates to pullulanase variants having increased thermoactivity and comprising substitutions of the parent pullulanase at one or more positions corresponding to positions 393, 143, 150, 243, 244, 345, 346, 368, 370, 373, 381, 382, 385, 387, 402, 429, 430, 431, 432, 456, 486, 492, 610, 624, 631, 632, 665 and 699 of the polypeptide of SEQ ID NO: 3. The present invention also relates to polynucleotides encoding the variants; nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the polynucleotides; and methods of using the variants. The variants are mainly derived from pullulanases from Bacillus deramificans, Bacillus acidopullulyticus or hybrid pullulanases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: NOVOZYMES A/S
    Inventors: Tomoko Matsui, Akihiko Yamagishi
  • Publication number: 20180139976
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing a heat-treated vegetable-based food product which comprises contacting with asparaginase at high temperature and subsequent drying.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Applicant: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Hanne Vang Hendriksen, Tomoko Matsui
  • Patent number: 9951323
    Abstract: The present invention relates to hybrid polypeptides having pullulanase 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 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: NOVOZYMES A/S
    Inventor: Tomoko Matsui
  • Patent number: 9947324
    Abstract: A first similarity degree processor calculates first similarity degrees between a feature value in voice signal of each of first speakers and each feature value in a plurality of unspecified speaker models of a plurality of unspecified speakers. The processor specifies a plurality of the unspecified speaker models for which the first similarity degrees are equal to or greater than a prescribed value. The processor also associates and stores each of the first speakers and the specified unspecified speaker models. Additionally, the processor calculates, for each of the first speakers, a plurality of second similarity degrees between a feature value in a voice signal of a second speaker and each feature values in the unspecified speaker models associated with the first speakers and stored in a second speaker model storage. The processor further specifies the second speaker based on the second similarity degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Misaki Tsujikawa, Tomoko Matsui
  • Publication number: 20180030428
    Abstract: The present invention relates to asparaginase variants. The present invention also relates to polynucleotides encoding the variants; nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the polynucleotides; and methods of using the variants. The invention further relates to a process of producing a fermentation product, comprising: liquefying a starch-containing material to dextrins with an alpha-amylase in the presence of an asparaginase of the invention; saccharifying the dextrins to a sugar with a glucoamylase; and fermenting the sugar using a fermenting organism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Applicant: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Tomoko Matsui, Aki Tomiki, Allan Svendsen, Hanne Vang Hendriksen, Mary Ann Stringer, Keiichi Ayabe
  • Publication number: 20180023099
    Abstract: The present invention relates to processes for producing fermentation products from starch-containing material, wherein a thermostable alpha-amylase and optionally a thermostable protease are present and/or added during liquefaction. The invention also relates to a composition suitable for use in a process of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Applicant: NOVOZYMES A/S
    Inventors: Randy Deinhammer, Suzanne Clark, Mauricio Quiros, John Matthews, Anne Glud Hjulmand, Chee Leong Soong, Tomoko Matsui, Shinobu Takagi
  • Patent number: 9828595
    Abstract: The present invention relates to asparaginase variants. The present invention also relates to polynucleotides encoding the variants; nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the polynucleotides; and methods of using the variants. The invention further relates to a process of producing a fermentation product, comprising: liquefying a starch-containing material to dextrins with an alpha-amylase in the presence of an asparaginase of the invention; saccharifying the dextrins to a sugar with a glucoamylase; and fermenting the sugar using a fermenting organism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Tomoko Matsui, Aki Tomiki, Allan Svendsen, Hanne Vang Hendriksen, Mary Ann Stringer, Keiichi Ayabe
  • Patent number: 9816112
    Abstract: The present invention relates to processes for producing fermentation products from starch-containing material, wherein a thermostable alpha-amylase and optionally a thermostable protease are present and/or added during liquefaction. The invention also relates to a composition suitable for use in a process of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: NOVOZYMES A/S
    Inventors: Randy Deinhammer, Suzanne Clark, Mauricio Quiros, John Matthews, Anne Glud Hjulmand, Chee Leong Soong, Tomoko Matsui, Shinobu Takagi
  • Patent number: 9777304
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polypeptides comprising a carbohydrate-binding module amino acid sequence and an alpha-amylase amino acid sequence as well as to the application of such polypeptides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignees: NOVOZYMES NORTH AMERICA, INC., NOVOZYMES A/S
    Inventors: Shiro Fukuyama, Tomoko Matsui, Chee Leong Soong, Eric Allain, Anders Vikso Nielsen, Hiroaki Udagawa, Ye Liu, Junxin Duan, Wenping Wu, Lene Nonboe Andersen
  • Patent number: 9765316
    Abstract: The present invention relates to variants of alpha amylase. The present invention also relates to polynucleotides encoding the variants; nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the polynucleotides; and methods of using the variants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: NOVOZYMES A/S
    Inventors: Tomoko Matsui, Aki Tomiki, Guillermo Coward-Kelly
  • Publication number: 20170260520
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods for integrating a polynucleotide library of interest in the chromosome of a filamentous fungal host cell using a site-specific recombinase, polynucleotide library expression systems comprising a host cell and a polynucleotide construct, as well as the resulting filamentous fungal host cells comprising a polynucleotide library and their cultivation to produce a polypeptide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: Tomoko Matsui, Hiroaki Udagawa, Siik Kishishita, Dominique Aubert Skovlund, Qiming Jin
  • Publication number: 20170240874
    Abstract: The present invention relates to processes for producing fermentation products from starch-containing material, wherein a bacterial alpha-amylase, a raw starch hydrolyzing alpha-amylase and a carbohydrate-source generating enzyme are present and/or added during liquefaction. The invention also relates to compositions suitable for use in processes of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Applicant: NOVOZYMES A/S
    Inventors: Randall Deinhammer, Anne Glud Hjulmand, Joyce Craig, Guillermo Coward-Kelly, Tomoko Matsui, Shinobu Takagi, Suzanne Clark, John Matthews