Textile Treating Patents (Class 435/263)
  • Patent number: 10450539
    Abstract: A method of preparing a wort with an increased level of free amino nitrogen (FAN) comprising: a) preparing a mash from a grist comprising malt and/or adjunct; and b) adding a M4 mettalloprotease obtainable from Actinobacteria; and wherein the amount of free amino nitrogen (FAN) in the wort is increased as compared to a wort produced in the absence of the M4 metalloprotease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Christina Lunde, Morten Gjermansen
  • Patent number: 9181537
    Abstract: By having a cellulase preparation comprising at least a certain amount of endoglucanases derived from two different types of microorganisms, the cellulase preparation can be provided with a higher activity and a wider pH property than those of cellulase preparations each containing one of the endoglucanases alone. Moreover, by introducing and expressing simultaneously two different types of cellulase genes in a single host cell, a cellulase preparation having a high activity and a wide pH property can be produced easily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: MEIJI SEIKA PHARMA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kaoru Okakura, Koichiro Murashima
  • Publication number: 20150132824
    Abstract: The present invention relates to isolated polypeptides having xanthan degrading activity, catalytic domains and polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides and catalytic domains. 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 and catalytic domains.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Dorotea Raventos Segura, Peter Fischer Halin, Anders Viksoe-Nielsen, Lars Anderson, Martin Simon Borchert, Leigh Murphy, Astrid Boisen, Lorena G. Palmén, Kenneth Jensen, Carsten Sjoeholm, Tine Hoff, Charlotte Blom
  • Publication number: 20150111284
    Abstract: A method for the artificial aging of fabrics by applying an enzyme compound without using an aqueous bath.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: SOKO CHIMICA SRL
    Inventor: Matteo Alfonso Urbini
  • Publication number: 20150104833
    Abstract: By combination of hydrophobic chromatography and strongly basic anion-exchange chromatography, a novel, highly hydrophobic ?-glucosidase was successfully identified from Acremonium cellulolyticus. Further, a gene corresponding to the identified ?-glucosidase was isolated. When multiple modifications were introduced into the base sequence of the gene, the gene was successfully expressed in Trichoderma viride at a high level, and the expression product successfully exhibited a high ?-glucosidase activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: MEIJI SEIKA PHARMA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fumikazu YOKOYAMA, Kengo YOKOYAMA, Nobuko MAZUKA
  • Publication number: 20150104856
    Abstract: A detergent composition comprising a polypeptide having protease activity is disclosed. The composition may be used in laundry or hard surface cleaning such as automated dish wash, and it has improved performance compared with a commercial protease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Benie Astrid, Jeppe Wegener Tams, Peter Rahbek Oestergaard, Morten Gjermansen, Martin Simon Borchert
  • Publication number: 20150099284
    Abstract: The present invention relates to variants (mutants) of parent Termamyl-like alpha-amylases, which variant has alpha-amylase activity and exhibits altered stability, in particular at high temperatures and/or at low pH relative, and/or low Ca2+ to the parent alpha-amylase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas Thisted, Soren Kjaerulff, Carsten Andersen, Claus Crone Fuglsang
  • Publication number: 20150079866
    Abstract: A method of producing a fine fiber, including treating a cellulose raw material with an enzyme; and fibrillating the treated cellulose raw material; treating with the enzyme under a condition where at least a ratio of endo-glucanase activity to cellobiohydrolase activity that is 0.06 or greater. The cellulose raw material may be a plant fiber. The method efficiently produces a fine fiber from a cellulose raw material at low cost and with a low environmental burden, a fine fiber, and a non-woven fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: Oji Holdings Corporation
    Inventors: Yaping Chao, Yasutomo Noishiki
  • Publication number: 20150065412
    Abstract: The present invention provides engineered protease variants. In particular, the protease variants comprise combinable mutations at selected surface positions that affect the charge and/or hydrophobicity of the enzyme to enhance at least one desired property of the resulting variant enzyme in a chosen application. Compositions comprising the protease variants, and methods for using the same are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: DANISCO US INC.
    Inventors: Luis G. Cascao-Pereira, David A. Estell, James T. Kellis, JR.
  • Publication number: 20150064773
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for reformulating a detergent composition wherein a first detergent formulation comprising an optical brightener is reformulated by reducing the amount of optical brightener by at least 20% and including a cellulase. The invention further relates to detergent compositions comprising an optical brightener and a cellulase wherein the optical brightener is comprised at a level of at most 0.75% by weight of the composition and the cellulase is present in an amount of atleast 0.5 ECU/g of the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Nickolass Schack
  • Publication number: 20150031111
    Abstract: The present invention relates to isolated lipase variants, comprising a substitution at one or more positions corresponding to positions I86D,E,N,Q, E87C, I90D,E,Q, and N92D,E,Q of the mature polypeptide of SEQ ID NO: 2, wherein the variant has lipase activity. In some embodiments the present invention relates to isolated polynucleotides encoding the variants; nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the polynucleotides; methods of producing the variants; and compositions comprising the variants. The present invention also relates to methods of obtaining lipase variants; methods of cleaning; and use of lipase variants for cleaning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Jakob Skjold-Joergensen, Jesper Vind, Allan Svendsen
  • Publication number: 20150031091
    Abstract: The present invention provides isolated polypeptides having alpha-amylase activity catalytic domains, carbohydrate binding domains and polynucleotide encoding the polypeptides, catalytic domains or carbohydrate binding domains. The invention also provides nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the polynucleotides as well as methods of producing and using the polypeptides, catalytic domains or carbohydrate binding domains.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2012
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: NOVOZYMES A/S
    Inventors: Ming Li, Junxin Duan, Noriko Tsutsumi, Guillermo Coward-Kelly, Henrik Lundkvist
  • Publication number: 20150031113
    Abstract: Provided are isolated polypeptides having endoglucanase activity, catalytic domains, cellulose binding domains and polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides, catalytic domains or cellulose binding domains. Also provided are nucleic acid constructs, vectors and host cells comprising the polynucleotides as well as methods of producing and using the polypeptides catalytic domains or cellulose binding domains.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Weijian Lai, Nikolaj Spodsberg, Lars Anderson
  • Publication number: 20140342431
    Abstract: Compositions and methods relating to variant alpha-amylases are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: Danisco US INC.
    Inventors: Luis Gustavo Cascao-Pereira, Marc Kolkman
  • Publication number: 20140335572
    Abstract: Provided are isolated polypeptides having catalase activity and polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides. Also provided are nucleic acid constructs, vectors and host cells comprising the polynucleotides as well as methods of producing and using the polypeptides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Ye Liu, Junxin Duan, Yu Zhang, Lan Tang
  • Patent number: 8883485
    Abstract: Described are compositions and methods for the decolorization of dye molecules in an aqueous medium using enzymatically-generated peracid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Danisco US Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher C. Barnett, Rafael F. Sala
  • Publication number: 20140322762
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the production of sugar hydrolysates from cellulosic material. The method may be used e.g. for producing fermentable sugars for the production of bioethanol from lignocellulosic material. Cellulolytic enzymes and their production by recombinant technology is described, as well as uses of the enzymes and enzyme preparations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: ROAL OY
    Inventors: Jari VEHMAANPERÄ, Marika ALAPURANEN, Terhi PURANEN, Matti SIIKA-AHO, Jarno KALLIO, Satu HOOMAN, Sanni VOUTILAINEN, Teemu HALONEN, Liisa VIIKARI
  • Publication number: 20140308736
    Abstract: The present invention provides engineered protease variants. In particular, the protease variants comprise combinable mutations at selected surface positions that affect the charge and/or hydrophobicity of the enzyme to enhance at least one desired property of the resulting variant enzyme in a chosen application. Compositions comprising the protease variants, and methods for using the same are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: DANISCO US INC.
    Inventors: Luis G. Cascao-Pereira, David A. Estell, James T. Kellis, JR.
  • Patent number: 8859480
    Abstract: Detergent compositions containing high efficiency lipase enzymes and specific detergent formulations comprising less than 10 wt % zeolite and phosphate builder are described. Preferred formulations comprise surfactants selected from alkyl benzene sulphonates in combination with alky ethoxylated sulfates or MES or non-ionic surfactants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Neil Joseph Lant, Steven George Patterson
  • Publication number: 20140295522
    Abstract: The intention is to improve storage stability in a liquid washing or cleaning agent which contains a protease and amylase. This is achieved by using a protease which comprises an amino acid sequence which, over the entire length thereof, is at least 70% identical to the amino acid sequence stated in SEQ ID no. 1 and, in the numbering according to SEQ ID no. 1, has the amino acid substitution R99E or R99D in combination with at least two further amino acid substitutions which are selected from the group consisting of S3T, V4I and V199I.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Nina Mussmann, Thomas Eiting, Thorsten Bastigkeit, Konstantin Benda, Hendrik Hellmuth
  • Patent number: 8846364
    Abstract: The present invention relates to protein engineering, and concerns especially family G/11 xylanases, and genes encoding said enzymes. In specific, the invention concerns Trichoderma reesei XYNII gene, which codes for endo-1,4-?-xylanase (EC 3.2.1.8). The invention describes how site-directed mutagenesis can be used to improve the properties of an enzyme to match the industrial conditions where it is used. Protein engineering can be used to improve thermoactivity and thermostability of xylanases, as well as to broaden their pH range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Danisco US Inc.
    Inventors: Fred Fenel, Ossi Turunen, Matti Leisola
  • Patent number: 8846340
    Abstract: The present invention relates to non-catalytic carbohydrate-binding modules (CBM) belonging to a new family of CBM's. A CBM of the invention was found attached to a glycosyl hydrolase family 61 (GH61) polypeptide and was shown to have little homology with known CBM's indicating that it is the first known member of a new family of CBM's. The present invention further relates to CBM's preferably exhibiting binding affinity for cellulose; to a method of producing such CBM's; and to methods for using such CBM's in the textile, detergent and cellulose fiber processing industries, for purification of polypeptides, immobilization of active enzymes, baking, manufacturing of biofuel, modification of plant cell walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Kirk Matthew Schnorr, Lars Lehmann Hylling Christensen
  • Publication number: 20140287481
    Abstract: Subtilase variants having an improved wash performance on egg stains. These subtilases are useful exhibiting excellent or improved wash performance on egg stains when used in e.g. cleaning or detergent compositions, such as laundry detergent compositions and dish wash compositions, including automatic dish wash compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Stefan Minning, Jurgen Carsten Franz Knotzel, Niels Henrik Sorensen
  • Publication number: 20140287477
    Abstract: Disclosed are compositions and methods relating to variant maltohexaose-forming alpha-amylases. The variant alpha-amylases are useful, for example, for starch liquefaction and saccharification, for cleaning starchy stains in laundry, dishwashing, and other applications, for textile processing (e.g., desizing), in animal feed for improving digestibility, and for baking and brewing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: DANISCO US INC.
    Inventors: Luis G. Cascao-Pereira, David A. Estell, Marc Kolkman, Harm Mulder
  • Publication number: 20140235824
    Abstract: A method to wash wool containing lanolin and impurities includes the steps of providing a volume of an aqueous liquid at a temperature below a melting temperature of the lanolin, soaking the wool in the volume of the liquid, creating air bubbles in the liquid and allowing the air bubbles to pass through the wool to attach the impurities, removing the air bubbles and attached impurities from the volume, and separating lanolin from wool containing lanolin and impurities, along with the wool and lanolin obtainable by this method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventor: Christiaan Matthias Hubertus Gerard Reutelingsperger
  • Publication number: 20140234921
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel polypeptides, or fragments of polypeptides, genes encoding them and means for producing said polypeptides. In detail the invention relates to polypeptides having esterase, suberinase and/or cutinase activity at low pH. This invention relates also to compositions containing the polypeptides and methods of using the polypeptides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
    Inventors: Antti Nyyssola, Hanna Kontkanen, Mari Hakkinen, Ville Pihlajaniemi, Markku Saloheimo, Johanna Buchert, Tiina Nakari-Setala
  • Patent number: 8809616
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions containing stabilized and/or activated urease inhibitors, as well as methods of making and using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventors: Zheng Tan, Gopal C. Goyal, Linnea J. Shaver
  • 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: 8802423
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the method for manufacturing textile, by treating textile with an isolated polypeptide having endoglucanase activity, especially in biostoning and bio-polishing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Weijian Lai, Guifang Wu, Ye Liu, Yucheng Zhou, Yang Han
  • 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: 20140193888
    Abstract: This invention relates to fabric and home care products comprising one or more cold water proteases and processes for making and using such products. Such compositions provide improved cleaning and freshness. Such cold water proteases may be derived from parent enzymes, including BPN? subtilisin and subtilisin derived from Bacillus lentus, by substitution, insertion and/or deletion of one or more of the parent enzymes' amino acids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Philip Frank SOUTER, Glenn Steven WARD, Viktor Yuryevich ALEKSEYEV, Joshua Roy BASLER, Luis Gustavo CASAO-PEREIRA, David A ESTELL, Ayrookaran J Poulose, James T KELLIS, JR., Alexander PISARCHIK, Daniel TORRES-PAZMINO
  • Publication number: 20140193887
    Abstract: An improvement for boosting the cleaning capacity of one or more enzymes includes providing one or more secondary paraffin-sulfonates to a cleaning composition. The method is particularly effective for textiles at low washing temperatures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2012
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: CLARIANT INTERNATIONAL LTD.
    Inventors: Johannes Himmrich, Barbara Duecker, Joachim Erbes, Stefan Riegelbeck
  • Publication number: 20140193886
    Abstract: Described are compositions and methods relating to the removal of oily stains from fabrics and other surfaces using a lipase in combination with a selected surfactant to mediate the release of fatty acids generated by the lipase. The compositions and methods have application in, e.g., laundry cleaning and dishwashing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: Danisco US Inc.
    Inventors: Christian Adams, Katherine D. Collier, Michael Jay Pepsin, Brian Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20140120586
    Abstract: The present invention discloses novel polypeptides and enzyme preparations containing them, which improve the efficiency of cellulose and lignocellulose degradation even at elevated temperatures. The polypeptides can be produced using conventional recombinant DNA technologies. The related polynucleotides, vectors and host cells are also disclosed. The polypeptides and the enzyme preparations containing them are particularly useful in improving the efficiency of cellulose and lignocellulose degradation, in improving the quality of animal feed, in machine dishwashing applications, in detergent compositions, in pulp and paper, textile, food, baking or beverage industry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: Roal Oy
    Inventors: Kristiina JARVINEN, Kari JUNTUNEN, Taija LEINONEN, Alexandra KOMANDER, Kim LANGFELDER, Jari VEHMAANPERA, Terhi PURANEN
  • Publication number: 20140106438
    Abstract: The present invention relates to bacteria cultures and composition comprising one or more cultures of the invention. The invention also relates to methods of washing or cleaning laundry or fabrics and surfaces as well as degrading waste material using a bacteria culture of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: NOVOZYMES BIOLOGICALS, INC.
    Inventor: Michael Eric Frodyma
  • Publication number: 20140106409
    Abstract: Chimeric alpha-amylases having the characteristics of high thermostability and good performance in starch degradation, especially high-temperature liquefaction processes, are provided. The alpha-amylases are chimeras of AmyL and AmyS enzymes, and are useful in starch degradation processes. Methods of making the chimeric enzymes, and methods of using the chimeric alpha-amylases for liquefaction, cleaning starch residue from a surface, and treating woven material to remove coatings. Kits for practicing the methods are provided. Polynucleotides encoding the chimeric amylases, vectors, and expression hosts also are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Danisco US Inc.
    Inventors: Scott D. Power, Andrew Shaw
  • Patent number: 8697429
    Abstract: A process of preparing garments and natural textile products using natural fiber, yarns and fabric is provided. The process involves treating the natural textile products with natural dyes converted into micro-sized and nano-sized particles. The textile product is also treated with bio-enzymes and natural ingredients at all stages. A process of preparing garments using Neem (Azadirachta Indica) and Holy Basil (Ocimum Sanctum or Tulsi) is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Advantage Nature (a unit of Advantage Television Pvt. Ltd.)
    Inventor: Rajiv Rai Sachdev
  • Publication number: 20140093943
    Abstract: This invention relates to compositions comprising certain fungal serine proteases and methods of treating a surface, preferably a textile using such compositions including the use of such compositions to clean a surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Neil Joseph LANT, Euan John MAGENNIS
  • Patent number: 8679825
    Abstract: Protein-polymer composite materials are provided according to embodiments of the present invention that include an admixture of a polymer resin, a surfactant and a non-aqueous organic solvent. An aqueous solution containing bioactive proteins is mixed with the admixture. The emulsion is mixed with a crosslinker to produce a curable composition. The curable composition is cured, thereby producing the protein-polymer composite material that is useful for facilitating removal of bioorganic stains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignees: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc., Regents of the University of Minnesota, Toyota Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Ping Wang, Songtao Wu, Hongfei Jia, Masahiko Ishii, Xiaodong Tong, Minjuan Zhang
  • Publication number: 20140073030
    Abstract: The present compositions and methods relate to an endo-?-mannanase cloned from Bacillus agaradhaerens, polynucleotides encoding the endo-?-mannanase, and methods of use thereof. Formulations containing the endo-?-mannanase are highly suitable for use as detergents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: Danisco US Inc.
    Inventors: Brian E. Jones, Marc Kolkman, Zhen Qian, Brian Sogaard Laursen, Karsten M. Kragh, Sina Pricelius, Zheyong Yu, Lilian Maria Babe, Melodie Estabrook
  • Publication number: 20140057324
    Abstract: Variants of Bacillus sp. no. 707 alpha-amylase are provided that are produced more efficiently and thus more economically. Higher fermentation yields are achieved through introducing amino acid variations that promote solubility of the variant in a fermentation broth. Increased solubility allows more enzyme to remain in solution after expression in a host cell. This in turn increases the efficiency with which the expressed variant enzyme can be recovered from the fermentation broth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: Danisco US Inc.
    Inventors: Wolfgang AEHLE, Neelam S. AMIN
  • Publication number: 20140045225
    Abstract: The present invention discloses novel polypeptides and enzyme preparations containing them, which enhance the efficiency of the cellulosic degradation even at elevated temperatures. The polypeptides are produced by recombinant technology, and means for their production are described. The novel polypeptides are useful in processing biomass, and in biofuel, starch, textile, detergent, pulp and paper, food, feed or beverage industries. They may also be used e.g. in cleaning the interior of a dishwashing machine or for biofinishing or biostoning. The novel polypeptides are also useful in animal feed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: Roal Oy
    Inventors: Susanna MAKINEN, Kari JUNTUNEN, Alexandra KOMANDER, Kim LANGFELDER, Jari VEHMAANPERA, Terhi PURANEN
  • Publication number: 20140038270
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of Thermolysin-Like Metalloproteases in cleaning processes, such as laundry and dish wash, and in particular to the use in low temperature wash and in removal of egg stains. The invention also relates to detergent compositions and cleaning compositions comprising Thermolysin-Like Metalloproteases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: NOVOZYMES A/S
    Inventors: Esben Peter Friis, Peter Rahbek Oestergaard, Astrid Benie, Preben Nielsen
  • Publication number: 20140033373
    Abstract: The invention relates to a polypeptide comprising the amino acid sequence set out in SEQ ID NO: 2 or an amino acid sequence encoded by the nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1, or a variant polypeptide or variant polynucleotide thereof, wherein the variant polypeptide has at least 73% sequence identity with the sequence set out in SEQ ID NO: 2 or the variant polynucleotide encodes a polypeptide that has at least 73% sequence identity with the sequence set out in SEQ ID NO: 2. The invention features the full length coding sequence of the novel gene as well as the amino acid sequence of the full-length functional polypeptide and functional equivalents of the gene or the amino acid sequence. The invention also relates to methods for using the polypeptide in industrial processes. Also included in the invention are cells transformed with a polynucleotide according to the invention suitable for producing these proteins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventors: Margot Elisabeth Francoise Schooneveld-Bergmans, Wilbert Herman Marie Heijne, Monica Diana Vlasie, Robbertus Antonius Damveld
  • Publication number: 20140030767
    Abstract: The present invention relates to variants (mutants) of parent Termamyl-like alpha-amylases, which variant has alpha-amylase activity and exhibits altered stability, in particular at high temperatures and/or at low pH relative, and/or low Ca2+ to the parent alpha-amylase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: Novozymes A/S
    Inventor: Novozymes A/S
  • Publication number: 20140024103
    Abstract: The present invention relates to cleaning and/or detergent compositions comprising metalloproteases (E.C 3.4.24). The invention further concerns the use of the metalloproteases in cleaning processes, such as dish wash and laundry, and in particular to the use in low temperature wash and in removal of egg stains. Further the invention concerns methods of doing cleaning, such as dish wash and laundry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventors: Astrid Benie, Jürgen Carsten Franz Knötzel, Rolf Thomas Lenhard, Peter Rahbek Østergaard, Esben Peter Friis
  • 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: 20140007357
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods and compositions for treating textile, wherein the textile is treated by a system for removing hydrogen peroxide and an enzyme system for bio-polishing in one step to achieve the biopolishing and bleach clean up effect. The present invention further provides a one step process to achieve biopolishing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Harm Albertus Kuildred, Guifang Wu, Haijing Li, Quan Zhou
  • Publication number: 20130344544
    Abstract: In one aspect, the invention is directed to polypeptides having an amylase activity, polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides, and methods for making and using these polynucleotides and polypeptides. The polypeptides of the invention can be used as amylases to catalyze the hydrolysis of starch into sugars.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: Verenium Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin A. GRAY, Nahla M. ABOUSHADI, James B. GARRETT
  • Publication number: 20130344542
    Abstract: Described are variants (mutants) of a parent alpha-amylase having alpha-amylase activity and exhibiting altered properties relative to the parent alpha-amylase, and methods of use, thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: Luis G. Cascao-Pereira, Claudine Chang, Clement Choy, James T. Kellis, JR., Brian E. Jones, Melodie Estabrook, Marc Kolkman, Chris Leeflang, Casper Vroemen, Walter Weyler