Patents by Inventor Zhengfang Kang

Zhengfang Kang 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).

  • Patent number: 11130977
    Abstract: The present invention relates to processes for producing fermentation products from starch-containing material, wherein an alpha-amylase and a thermostable endoglucanase is present and/or added during liquefaction. The invention also relates to compositions suitable for use in processes of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: NOVOZYMES A/S
    Inventors: Zhengfang Kang, Christie Strahler, Suzanne Clark, Kristian Bertel Rømer M. Krogh, Tang Lan
  • Publication number: 20210230644
    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 13, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: NOVOZYMES A/S
    Inventors: Randall Deinhammer, Joyce Craig, Suzanne Clark, John Matthews, Anne Glud Hjulmand, Chee-Leong Soong, Zhengfang Kang
  • Publication number: 20210189437
    Abstract: The invention relates to processes of producing a fermentation product, comprising liquefying a starch containing material with an alpha-amylase; pre-saccharifying and/or saccharifying and fermenting using a fermentation organism in the presence of a carbohydrate source generating enzyme and a cellulolytic composition The invention also relates to methods of dewatering whole stillage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2021
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicant: NOVOZYMES A/S
    Inventors: Thomas Rasmussen, Jeremy Saunders, James Croonenberghs, Zhengfang Kang, Joyce Craig, Michael John Akerman
  • Patent number: 10954533
    Abstract: The invention relates to processes of producing a fermentation product, comprising liquefying a starch containing material with an alpha-amylase; pre-saccharifying and/or saccharifying and fermenting using a fermentation organism in the presence of a carbohydrate source generating enzyme and a cellulolytic composition The invention also relates to methods of dewatering whole stillage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: NOVOZYMES A/S
    Inventors: Thomas Rasmussen, Jeremy Saunders, James Croonenberghs, Zhengfang Kang, Joyce Craig, Michael John Akerman
  • Publication number: 20200377870
    Abstract: The present invention relates to processes for producing fermentation products from starch-containing material, wherein an alpha-amylase and a thermostable hemicellulase is present and/or added during liquefaction. The invention also relates to compositions suitable for use in processes of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: NOVOZYMES A/S
    Inventors: Zhengfang Kang, Christie Lynn Strahler, James Ron Huffman, Kristian Bertel Rømer M. Krogh
  • Publication number: 20200299662
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polypeptides having trehalase activity. The invention also relates to nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the polynucleotides as well as methods of producing and using a trehalase of the invention, in particular a process of producing a fermentation product, such as ethanol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: NOVOZYMES A/S
    Inventors: Zhengfang Kang, Kirk Matthew Schnorr, Lar Kobberøe Skov
  • Patent number: 10689630
    Abstract: The present invention relates to processes for producing fermentation products from starch-containing material, wherein an alpha-amylase and a thermostable hemicellulase is present and/or added during liquefaction. The invention also relates to compositions suitable for use in processes of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: NOVOZYMES A/S
    Inventors: Zhengfang Kang, Christie Lynn Strahler, James Ron Huffman, Kristian Bertel Rømer M. Krogh
  • Patent number: 10676727
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polypeptides having trehalase activity. The invention also relates to nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the polynucleotides as well as methods of producing and using a trehalase of the invention, in particular a process of producing a fermentation product, such as ethanol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: NOVOZYMES A/S
    Inventors: Zhengfang Kang, Kirk Matthew Schnorr, Lar Kobberøe Skov
  • Publication number: 20200140495
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polypeptides having trehalase activity, particularly derived from Talaromyces. 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 for the production of ethanol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: NOVOZYMES A/S
    Inventors: Marc Dominique Morant, Tomoko Matsui, Kirk Matthew Schnorr, Shiro Fukuyama, Noriko Tsutsumi, Zhengfang Kang
  • Publication number: 20200131491
    Abstract: The present invention relates to glucoamylase variants having an increase in raw starch activity compared to the guy-coamylase disclosed as SEQ ID NO: 2, comprising one or more modifications in the catalytic domain and/or one or more modifications in the starch binding domain selected from: a) at least one, preferably at least two, preferably at least three, preferably at least four of: V18M, T43K, N112L, T116R, A117Q, G120S, A271F, Y295W, Q318Y; and/or b) Introducing at least three, preferably at least four substitutions selected from the group: S458C, S458SCGG, S458SGGC, A493V, A518K, E520Q, N527M, S540K, R, S(G)546P, T(V)549W, N503R, N539R+I541Y+T543V+A545S+S546GCGV+G547S+S548T+T549A. 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: April 10, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: NOVOZYMES A/S
    Inventors: Tomoko Namoto, Noriko Tsutsumi, Keiichi Ayabe, Zhengfang Kang
  • Publication number: 20200095615
    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: December 4, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: NOVOZYMES A/S
    Inventors: Randall Deinhammer, Joyce Craig, Suzanne Clark, John Matthews, Anne Glud Hjulmand, Chee-Leong Soong, Zhengfang Kang
  • Publication number: 20200024620
    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: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: NOVOZYMES A/S
    Inventors: Randall Deinhammer, Joyce Craig, Suzanne Clark, John Matthews, Anne Glud Hjulmand, Chee-Leong Soong, Zhengfang Kang
  • Patent number: 10526620
    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: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: NOVOZYMES A/S
    Inventors: Randall Deinhammer, Joyce Craig, Suzanne Clark, John Matthews, Anne Glud Hjulmand, Chee-Leong Soong, Zhengfang Kang
  • Publication number: 20190323041
    Abstract: The invention relates to processes of producing a fermentation product, comprising liquefying a starch containing material with an alpha-amylase; pre-saccharifying and/or saccharifying and fermenting using a fermentation organism in the presence of a carbohydrate source generating enzyme and a cellulolytic composition The invention also relates to methods of dewatering whole stillage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: NOVOZYMES A/S
    Inventors: Thomas Rasmussen, Jeremy Saunders, James Croonenberghs, Zhengfang Kang, Joyce Craig, Michael John Akerman
  • Publication number: 20190316162
    Abstract: The present invention relates to processes for producing fermentation products from starch-containing material, wherein an alpha-amylase and a thermostable endoglucanase is present and/or added during liquefaction. The invention also relates to compositions suitable for use in processes of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: NOVOZYMES A/S
    Inventors: Zhengfang Kang, Christie Strahler, Suzanne Clark, Kristian Bertel Rømer M. Krogh, Tang Lan
  • Patent number: 10385374
    Abstract: The present invention relates to processes for producing fermentation products from starch-containing material, wherein an alpha-amylase and a thermostable endoglucanase is present and/or added during liquefaction. The invention also relates to compositions suitable for use in processes of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: NOVOZYMES A/S
    Inventors: Zhengfang Kang, Christie Strahler, Suzanne Clark, Kristian Bertel Rømer M. Krogh, Tang Lan
  • Patent number: 10364445
    Abstract: The invention relates to processes of producing a fermentation product, comprising liquefying a starch containing material with an alpha-amylase; pre-saccharifying and/or saccharifying and fermenting using a fermentation organism in the presence of a carbohydrate source generating enzyme and a cellulolytic composition The invention also relates to methods of dewatering whole stillage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: NOVOZYMES A/S
    Inventors: Thomas Rasmussen, Jeremy Saunders, James Croonenberghs, Zhengfang Kang, Joyce Craig, Michael John Akerman
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20180371505
    Abstract: The present invention relates to processes for producing fermentation products from starch-containing material, wherein an alpha-amylase and a thermostable hemicellulase is present and/or added during liquefaction. The invention also relates to compositions suitable for use in processes of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: NOVOZYMES A/S
    Inventors: Zhengfang Kang, Christie Lynn Strahler, James Ron Huffman, Kristian Bertel Rømer M. Krogh