Patents Assigned to The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
  • Patent number: 11337446
    Abstract: A crisp and hard whole kernel oat snack product made by fully hydrating whole oat kernels (i.e. oat groats), and then gelatinizing the starch in the whole oat kernels using an infrared process. The gelatinized oats are then roasted in a hot air dryer. The resulting food product is measurably harder and crisper than other whole oat products currently available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignees: The United States of America, as represented by The Secretary of Agriculture, Pop Oats LLC
    Inventors: Tara H. McHugh, Zhongli Pan, Donald A. Olson, Marc Pfeiffer, Rodger Morris
  • Patent number: 11339275
    Abstract: Compositions comprising a fiber component, optionally a dispersing agent operable to disperse the fiber component to create a fiber matrix, a starch component distributed essentially throughout the fiber matrix, and a filler component are disclosed. Methods of forming articles such as containers and packages from such compositions are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignees: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture, World Centric
    Inventors: Gregory M. Glenn, Xing Jin
  • Patent number: 11325058
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods to rejuvenate spent filtration media are described. The apparatuses include a filtration unit to filter a liquid having solids that need to be removed and a rejuvenation unit to heat the spent filtration media that has reduced filtering capacity. The methods include using the apparatus to rejuvenate spent filtration media by removing solids deposited on the filtration media to allow its repeated reuse rather than being discarded and replaced with new filtration media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignees: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture, The Penn State Research Foundation
    Inventors: Clinton D. Church, Ray B. Bryant, Peter J. Kleinman, Alexander Nikolov Hristov
  • Patent number: 11319220
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods to remove organic and/or inorganic compounds (e.g., contaminants) from water containing organic and/or inorganic compounds, involving contacting the water with an effective organic and/or inorganic compounds removing amount of hemoglobin/Fe3O4 composite where the compounds in the water adsorb onto the hemoglobin/Fe3O4 composite, and removing (e.g., using a magnet since the composite is magnetic) the hemoglobin/Fe3O4 composite from the water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by The Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: Matthew Essandoh, Rafael A. Garcia
  • Patent number: 11299517
    Abstract: Provided herein are immunogenic compositions containing recombinant viruses capable of inducing protection in poultry against both Marek's disease virus (MDV) and Newcastle disease virus (NDV). Such viruses incorporate nucleic acids for expressing at least one MDV antigen, such as glycoprotein B, and antigenic portions thereof, in a recombinant NDV genome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by The Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: Qingzhong Yu, Stephen J. Spatz, John R. Dunn
  • Patent number: 11291997
    Abstract: A system for and methods of analyzing a test sample through the use of a rotary apparatus that includes a microfluidic paper-based apparatus (mPAD). The apparatus includes two or more layers that are rotatable with respect to one another. A middle layer may comprise a microfluidic apparatus having one or more reagent channels. Each of the reagent channels may include reagent dried on the surface of the channel, and, together with an absorption pad, may be aligned vertically with a sample chamber. Male and female engagement surfaces on each of the middle layer, the top layer, and the bottom layer interlock to secure each layers in vertical alignment so that fluid flows through the apparatus to contact a test sample with a reagent and facilitate detection of a target analyte in the test sample in the sample chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignees: Colorado State University Research Foundation, The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: Charles S. Henry, Rachel Feeny, Alan B. Franklin, Cody Carrell
  • Patent number: 11278041
    Abstract: Processes of treating grain (e.g., corn), involving milling the grain to produce milled grain wherein the grain germ remains intact in the milled grain, and producing a mixture by mixing the milled grain with water and at least one enzyme selected from the group consisting of protease, alpha amylase, glucoamylase, cell wall degrading enzyme, and mixtures thereof, wherein the pH of the mixture is optionally adjusted to a pH of about 3.5 to about 6.5, and incubating the mixture for about 1 to about 3 hours to produce an incubated mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignees: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture, DANISCO US INC.
    Inventors: David Johnston, Jayarama K. Shetty, Bart C. Koops
  • Publication number: 20220067336
    Abstract: An integrative computational soil mapping system and process that reduces the required number of soil property measurements without jeopardizing the statistical precision of the resulting digital soil maps. The integrative computational soil mapping system and process saves monetary resources and time by reducing the number of soil property measurements required to produce digital soil maps and by offering soil sample locations which capture the maximum amount of representativeness of the soil characteristics in a determined area. In addition, the inventive system and process are integrative computational soil mapping that utilize algorithms based on state-of-the-art computational statistics and machine learning methods for the production of digital soil property maps and also provides soil sampling locations to collect new soil property measurements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2021
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Applicants: Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas, The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: Bryan Andre Fuentes Ponce, Phillip Ray Owens, Minerva Justine Dorantes
  • Publication number: 20220053773
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are engineered antimicrobial peptides (e.g, HTH peptide or AAPs) and methods of using such peptides to treat pathogenic infections, such as HLB disease and X. fastidiosa, in plants, such as citrus plants and grape plants. The engineered antimicrobial peptides may be derived from amphipathic helical peptides. The engineered antimicrobial peptides disclosed herein may be formed by coupling two or more amphipathic helical peptides. An engineered antimicrobial peptide may include a first amphipathic helical peptide coupled with a second amphipathic helical peptide by a linker domain forming a helix-turn-helix scaffold formation. Such amphipathic helical peptides may be endogenous to a target host, such as a plant (e.g., a citrus plant or grape plant).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Applicants: Innate Immunity LLC, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE
    Inventors: Goutam GUPTA, Eddie W. STOVER
  • Patent number: 11252953
    Abstract: The combination of a repellent agent or an attractant agent with a wavelength-specific visual cue agent has been found to produce an unexpected and synergistic effect of increased repellency or attraction in dichromatic animals who are not maximally sensitive to the wavelength of the repellent or attractant agent. The method of the invention may be used to repel dichromatic-animal pests; or to prevent or minimize monetary damage, particularly to agricultural products, natural resources or private property. The method of the invention may also be used to attract dichromatic animals for the purpose of agricultural production, recreational opportunities (e.g., wild-rodent feeders), or the effective administration of target-animal pharmaceuticals or mitigation techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignees: Arkion Life Sciences, LLC, United States of America, as Represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: Scott J. Werner, Kenneth E. Ballinger, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11254907
    Abstract: A method of increasing east one growth characteristic of a plant comprising growing a Cladosporium sphaerospermum strain in or on a medium in a container, where a headspace of said C. sphaerospermum in said container is in fluid communication with a headspace of said plant, where said C. sphaerospermum produces at least one volatile organic compound (VOC), where said at least one VOC produced by said C. sphaerospermum causes the plant to have an increase in at least one growth characteristic when compared to the growth characteristic of a plant which has not been exposed to the VOC, and where said C. sphaerospermum comprises an ITS1/2 consensus amplicon of SEQ ID NO: 5 and an ITS3/4 consensus amplicon of SEQ ID NO: 6.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by The Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: Christopher D. Dardick, Wojciech J. Janisiewicz, Zongrang Liu, Zhijian Li, Ann M Callahan
  • Patent number: 11252941
    Abstract: A system for monitoring ruminant animal foraging that utilizes a piezoelectric film sensor in communication with a computer processor to record and characterize jaw movement data for the foraging ruminant animal. The processor applies pattern algorithms to categorize the jaw movement data so that the jaw movements are categorized as at least chewing, biting, ruminating, and/or idling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: Kathy J. Soder, Kyle R. Elkin, Sandra L. Dillard, Dennis R. Bookhamer, Melissa D. Rubano
  • Patent number: 11254945
    Abstract: Herein is disclosed synthetic oligonucleotides comprising 2?F-ANA nucleosides that can be utilized to control plant-chewing and phloem-feeding insects, bacteria present in such insects, and bacteria present in plants. The novel approaches and materials provided herein allow for reduction of pesticide and antibiotic use without the need to create genetically modified plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignees: The United States of America, as represented by The Secretary of Agriculture, AUM Lifetech, Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne B. Hunter, Veenu Aishwarya
  • Patent number: 11246756
    Abstract: Single layered nonwoven wound dressings containing (1) about 5% by weight to about 95% by weight (e.g., 5% to 95%) non-scoured, non-bleached greige cotton fibers, (2) about 5% by weight to about 95% by weight (e.g., 5% to 95%) bleached cotton fibers, and (3) about 5% by weight to about 60% by weight (e.g., 5% to 60%) hydrophobic fibers (e.g., polypropylene, nylon); all percentages adding up to 100 wt %. Also, multi-layered nonwoven wound dressings, containing (1) at least one inner layer containing (a) about 50% by weight to about 95% by weight (e.g., 50% to 95) non-scoured, non-bleached greige cotton fibers and (b) about 5% by weight to about 50% by weight (e.g., 5% to 50%) hydrophobic fibers, all percentages adding up to 100 wt %, and (2) at least one outer layer containing (a) about 5% by weight to about 95% by weight (e.g., 5% to 95%) non-scoured, non-bleached greige cotton fibers, (b) about 5% by weight to about 95% by weight (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignees: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture, H & H Medical Corporation, T.J. Beall Company
    Inventors: Judson V. Edwards, Joseph Dacorta, Gary Lawson
  • Patent number: 11236315
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to chimeric recombinant lysins comprising at least one thermophile endolysin catalytic domain and at least one cell wall binding domain. Also disclosed are polynucleotides encoding the chimeric recombinant lysins, host cells expressing the chimeric recombinant lysins, and use of such chimeric recombinant lysins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignees: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture, University of Maryland
    Inventors: David M. Donovan, Steven M. Swift
  • Patent number: 11230590
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present invention is directed to a method for preventing or treating necrotic enteritis by administering a hyperimmunized egg product obtained from an egg-producing animal to an avian. The hyperimmunized egg product may contain an antibody specific to an antigen selected from the group consisting of Clostridium perfringens ?-toxin, Clostridium perfringens elongation factor Tu (EF-Tu), Clostridium perfringens necrotic enteritis B-like (NetB) toxin, Clostridium perfringens Pyruvate: Ferredoxin oxidoreductase (PFO), and Eimeria tenella elongation factor 1-alpha.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignees: Arkion Life Sciences, LLC, United States of America, as Represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: Hyun S. Lillehoj, Earnest W. Porta, Samuel V. Walker, Leslie A. Confer, Ujvala Deepthi Gadde, Cyril Gay
  • Patent number: 11197879
    Abstract: This invention relates to a flavonoid composition that includes eriocitrin. The flavonoid may be included in a complex with other bioflavonoids. The composition may also include neoeriocitrin. This invention also relates to methods of using the composition, including for reducing IL-6 or MCP-1 treating inflammation, and treating symptoms of metabolic syndrome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignees: INGREDIENTS BY NATURE, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE
    Inventors: Robert M. Brewster, John A. Manthey
  • Patent number: 11191273
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods of making (4aR,6S,8aR)-6-((R)-1-hydroxyethyl)-6,8a-dihydropyrano[3,2-b]pyran-2-(4aH)-one (2) and methods of making (4aR,6S,8aR)-6-cyano-6,8a-dihydropyrano-[3,2-b]pyran-2(4aH)-one (4). Other pyranopyrans were also synthesized. Also compositions containing (4aR,6S,8aR)-6-cyano-6,8a-dihydropyrano-[3,2-b]pyran-2(4aH)-one (4) (or other pyranopyrans described herein) and optionally a carrier. In addition, methods for killing microorganisms or weeds on or in an object or area involving contacting the object or area with an effective microorganisms or weeds killing amount of a composition containing (4aR,6S,8aR)-6-cyano-6,8a-dihydropyrano-[3,2-b]pyran-2(4aH)-one (4) (or other pyranopyrans described herein) and optionally a carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignees: The United States of America, as represented by The Secretary of Agriculture, Villanova University
    Inventors: Kevin Schrader, Stephen O. Duke, Robert M. Giuliano
  • Patent number: 11192913
    Abstract: Disclosed are C-glycoside amine derivatives of the formula: R—CH2—C(CH3)—NH—R2 wherein R is a saccharide (e.g., as described in U.S. Pat. No. 8,314,219) and R2 is an acyl moiety derived from any ketone of the formula R3—C(O)—R3 wherein R3 is C1 to C22 straight or branched chain hydrocarbon which may be saturated or unsaturated. In addition, a method for making the C-glycoside amine derivatives involving (1) reacting a saccharide (e.g., glucose) C-glycoside ketone with a catalyst (e.g., Rh), about 10 to about 25 fold excess NH3, and an organic solvent (e.g., methanol) to form a saccharide C-glycoside amine, and (2) reacting said saccharide C-glycoside amine with a catalyst (e.g., Rh), an organic solvent (e.g., methanol), and an acyl moiety derived from any ketone of the formula R3—C(O)—R3 wherein R3 is C1 to C22 straight or branched chain hydrocarbon which may be saturated or unsaturated to form said C-glycoside amine derivative.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented The Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: Michael A. Jackson, Neil P. Price
  • Patent number: 11186802
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are processes for the decarboxylation, isomerization, hydrogenation, dehydrogenation, and cyclization/aromatization of fatty acids involving contacting a starting material which is an unsaturated fatty acid, unsaturated fatty acid derivative, or an unsaturated triglyceride, in the presence of a catalyst at a temperature at which decarboxylation, isomerization, hydrogenation, dehydrogenation, and cyclization/aromatization occurs and recovering the unsaturated organic compound product; wherein the catalyst is chloro-1,5-cyclooctadiene iridium (I) dimer. The product may contain at least about 8% by volume aromatic content and less than about 25% by volume aromatic content, and wherein the product contains less than about 1% by volume of naphthalenes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by The Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: Kenneth M. Doll, Bryan R. Moser, Gerhard H. Knothe