Patents Examined by Chhaya D. Sayala
  • Patent number: 6558445
    Abstract: The present invention describes a composition which has as its base a dry, granular fertilizer and to which is added a flowing agent and further to which is added a hydrophobic agent. The present invention also describes methods for making this composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2003
    Assignee: Luzenac America, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory S. Hunter
  • Patent number: 6555149
    Abstract: A mineral water specifically formulated for pets particularly domestic pets such as dogs cats and birds is described. The mineral water comprises a purified water having less than 200 ppm dissolved minerals and being essentially free of chlorine and containing a small amount of an artificial flavor of a food which is enjoyed by the pet, the flavored mineral water being essentially free of glycerine. As the flavor and older of the mineral water mimics a food enjoyed by the pet, they freely drink the mineral water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2003
    Inventor: Simon Fridlyand
  • Patent number: 6551370
    Abstract: A mineral fertilizer extracted from seawater is used in a paddy planted with rice plants, and by a delicate balance between abundant elements and trace elements as mineral components therein, exerts good influence on growth of the rice plants thereby permitting the plants to grow without loosing the nutritional balance, improving resistance to insects causing damage to crops, allowing the rice plants to grow satisfactorily, and eliminating spraying of agrochemicals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2003
    Inventor: Senya Yamanaka
  • Patent number: 6551633
    Abstract: A pet milk powder of a cow's milk powder which contains lactose, and lactase in an amount sufficient to reduce the symptoms of gastrointestinal intolerance in pets when the powder or a solution made from the powder is ingested by the pet. At least a portion of the lactose in the pet milk powder is hydrolyzed upon reconstitution of the powder with a solvent. Also, a pet milk-based drink made by reconstituting the powder with a solvent such as water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2003
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Francois Couzy, Jean-Louis Leuba
  • Patent number: 6552173
    Abstract: An acellular red blood cell substitute which comprises an essentially tetramer-free, substantially stroma-free, cross-linked, polymerized, pyridoxylated hemoglobin and a nontoxic, pharmaceutically acceptable carrier, its use and a process for preparing said acellular red blood cell substitute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2003
    Assignee: Northfield Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Lakshman R. Sehgal, Richard E. De Woskin, Gerald S. Moss, Steven A. Gould, Arthur L. Rosen, Hansa Sehgal
  • Patent number: 6544313
    Abstract: A fertilizer composition that includes a plurality of particles in which the particles feature a plurality of sulfur platelets embedded within a fertilizer portion, and a method for preparing this composition in which fertilizer-containing particles are sprayed first with a sulfur spray, and then with a slurry containing fertilizer or a precursor thereof, followed by curing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2003
    Assignee: Cargill, Incorporated
    Inventors: Lawrence Alan Peacock, Arthur Ray Shirley, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6540808
    Abstract: Controlled release fertilizers are provided and methods for their preparation, wherein the controlled release fertilizers are obtained through self-assembling molecules on the surfaces of the fertilizer particles, and then, preferably, linking these molecules into a network with another component. The designed molecules have a hydrophilic portion, which can interact with fertilizers, and a hydrophobic portion that make the molecule self-assemble and setup a moisture barrier. The molecules also preferably have at least two functional groups in order to form a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2003
    Assignee: Mississippi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Zhongxin Ryan Ma, Donald R. Thomas, Corinne G. Ciaccio
  • Patent number: 6537604
    Abstract: An animal feed comprising a mixture of a liquid byproduct from agricultural processing and a fibrous portion from milling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2003
    Assignee: Minnesota Corn Processors, LLC
    Inventor: Reed T. Ethington, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6534104
    Abstract: A method for preparing modified ingredients and feed to improve performance and/or feed utilization of animals. An animal feed and method for preparing an animal feed. An enhanced method for preparing an animal feed and an enhanced animal feed. This invention also relates to the use of irradiation technology of a feed component for one animal whereby an enhancement is provided, including but not limited to, feed gain performance and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2003
    Assignee: Kansas State University Research Foundation
    Inventors: Joel M. DeRouchey, Mike D. Tokach, Jim L. Nelssen, Robert D. Goodband, Steve S. Dritz
  • Patent number: 6534105
    Abstract: A process for preparing a protein-rich animal feed from waste food is described, wherein the food is cooked with steam, minced, dried, sterilized with radio waves, and put in condition to serve as a feed for protein-producing animals for human consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2003
    Assignee: Food Development Corporation
    Inventor: Henry H. Kartchner
  • Patent number: 6531167
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparation of a granular composition, which comprises magnesium and phosphorus. In the process, magnesium oxide is granulated with addition of a granulating liquid, which contains phosphoric acid and water. According to the invention, the granulating liquid, besides phosphoric acid and water, also contains sulphuric acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2003
    Assignee: Kemira Kemi AB
    Inventors: Lars Persson, Leif Olsson
  • Patent number: 6528100
    Abstract: A method for producing feed for forming into pellets, the pellets produced by the method to be used to feed carnivorous animals. The addition of the enzyme transglutaminase to a feed mass specifically intended for carnivorous fish will catalyze a reaction between the amino acids glutamine and lysine which form part of the protein chains and the raw material of the proteins of the feed, such that a covalent chemical bond is formed between them, which results in shape permanence in the formed, dried, finished pellets, such that the finished pellets do not lose their shape before time of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2003
    Assignee: Nutreco Aquaculture Research Centre AS
    Inventors: Kjell Arne Hoff, Fred Hirth Thorsen
  • Patent number: 6524632
    Abstract: A process is described for recovering the protein values from animal manure, particularly cattle, pigs and poultry, for reuse as animal feed. The process involves the use of an anaerobic digester to provide methane gas for combustion and use for heating and powering the facility including a radio wave generator for sterilizing the protein and solids being recovered for the feed. Returning the water to the environment in accordance with EPA regulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2003
    Assignee: Food Development Corporation
    Inventor: Henry H. Kartchner
  • Patent number: 6517599
    Abstract: A resource regeneration process for creating an organic biomeal nutrient-rich product from raw biosolid waste material is provided. The process comprises initially mixing and conditioning the raw organic biosolid waste material to a substantially uniform size, oxidizing the raw organic biosolid waste material, secondarily mixing the oxidized and transformed organic biosolid waste material, drying the oxidized and regenerated organic biosolid waste material thereby completing the resource regeneration process for creating an organic biomeal nutrient-rich product from raw biosolid waste material wherein the resource regeneration process is completed within a time range of approximately twenty (20) minutes to approximately thirty (30) minutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2003
    Inventor: R. Gene Gilbert
  • Patent number: 6511698
    Abstract: An animal food and method for making the same includes a mixture of a protein-containing substance with a carrier. The carrier can comprise particles, such as wheat middlings, saw dust, ground corn, or soybean meal. The protein-containing substance adheres to the carrier. The protein-containing substance can be commodity grain byproducts or waste products. The mixture can then be fed to animals directly, can be extruded into pellets ox shapes, or can be added to other feeds as a supplement. The method of making the food includes mixing the protein-containing substance and carrier and drying the mixture to about 10%-20% moisture content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2003
    Assignee: Wholesale Feeds, Inc.
    Inventor: Myron J. Kloubec
  • Patent number: 6509055
    Abstract: An animal feed supplement composition comprising a phospholipid composition having a specific ratio of components as defined below: Phosphatidylcholine 18±1; Phosphatidylethanolamine 14±1; Lysophosphatidylcholine 1±1; Lysophosphatidylethanolamine 1±1; Lysophosphatidylinositol 2±1. The phospholipid composition provides an improved animal feed which has beneficial effects on animal performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2003
    Assignee: Lovesgrove Research Limited
    Inventor: David John Garnett
  • Patent number: 6506423
    Abstract: A feedstuff with reduced ruminal protein degradability is prepared by mixing a carbohydrase enzyme with a material suitable for livestock feed and steeping the mixture under suitable conditions for the carbohydrase enzyme to hydrolyze carbohydrates contained within the material to reducing forms. The mixture is then heated to induce browning so that the protein contained within the material is rendered inert to ruminal degradation. The carbohydrase enzyme may be supplied to the steeping step by the addition of a microorganism capable of secreting the enzyme. A method of feeding a feedstuff with reduced ruminal degradability is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2003
    Assignee: Kansas State University Research Foundation
    Inventors: James S. Drouillard, Conrad M. Coetzer
  • Patent number: 6503287
    Abstract: A soil distribution system, and particularly a method of blowing topsoil, using an improved topsoil blend and specialized equipment, onto selected surfaces, including sloped surfaces. The topsoil blend may be placed either via traditional or selected placement means including placement by blowing the mixture into place. The topsoil blend may be blown through a manipulatable distribution line onto the surface, including areas which may be substantially inaccessible. A selected aerobic compost tea may be combined with the soil distribution operations such that the tea is distributed and intermixed with the soil as the soil is blown into place. Greensand may be distributed over the surface prior to blowing the soil in place and the soil is then distributed over the layer of greensand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2003
    Inventor: Hendrikus Schraven
  • Patent number: 6503544
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an animal feed additive, which comprises at least two components selected from the group consisting of the following three components (a), (b) and (c): (a) at least one herb selected from Pine Needle, Hawthorn Fruit, Bighead Atractylodes Rhizome, Milkvetch Root, Skullcap Root, Tangerine Fruit and Mint Siftings; (b) a live bacteria mixture composed of a yeast cell wall and a live bacteria preparation containing Lactobacillus acidophilus and/or Enterococcus faecium; and (c) an organic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2003
    Assignee: Nisshin Feed Inc.
    Inventors: Takuya Nagai, Hiroyuki Suzuki, Ryuichi Azuma, Zino Kikuchi, Yukihiro Motozono, Yuji Tsuchihashi
  • Patent number: 6500471
    Abstract: In a method of raising an edible animal, a finely pulverized product of a plant tissue of Stevia is added to feed in an amount of 0.5% to 7% by weight, thereby preventing exudation of meat juice from meat of the edible animal, decreasing fat content without turning meat of the edible animal stale, producing DHA-containing meat of the edible animal, or preventing an egg of the fowl (preferably, a hen's egg) from being broken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2002
    Inventors: Minoru Sato, Naohiko Sato