Patents Examined by Chhaya D. Sayala
  • Patent number: 6398841
    Abstract: The present invention provides a novel ecological method of phyto-remediation of alkaline ad chemically degraded soils, said method comprising the steps of dispersing biomass obtained from Pelargonium sp. in alkaline or chemically degraded soil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2002
    Assignee: Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
    Inventors: Rajender Singh Sangwan, Bali Ram Tyagi, Neelam Singh Sangwan
  • Patent number: 6399118
    Abstract: A process for preserving and storing nematodes having an increased feeding value for later use as needed in the feeding of aquaculture organisms. In this process, nematodes are enriched with an additive such as essential fatty acids, vaccines, hormones, immunostimulants, attractants, nutrients and pigments. Liposomes can serve as a medium for feeding the additives to the nematodes. The enriched nematodes are then desiccated by inducing a quiescent anhydrobiosis (dehydration) and stored for off-the-shelf use as needed. When required for feeding, the desiccated enriched nematodes are rehydrated and fed to the aquaculture organisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2002
    Assignees: Fish Biotech Ltd., Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research Ltd.
    Inventors: Shalom Zemach, Amos Tandler, William Koven
  • Patent number: 6399117
    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: October 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2002
    Assignee: Nutreco Aquaculture Research Centre A/S
    Inventors: Kjell Arne Hoff, Fred Hirth Thorsen
  • Patent number: 6399123
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing a treated animal feed having a comparatively higher metabolizable energy value and fewer oligosaccharides than in untreated feed, with the present method including the steps of adding an enzyme at ambient conditions to the animal feed and allowing the enzyme to hydrolyze the oligosaccharides. The present invention also relates to the resultant animal feed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2002
    Assignee: University of Missouri Board of Curators
    Inventors: Monty S. Kerley, Gary L. Allee
  • Patent number: 6391079
    Abstract: Fertilizer with a chelate element is provided which comprises 0.01 to 4 parts of a compound of a metal for forming the central metal of a chelate compound, 1 to 5 parts of an oxycarboxylic acid, 2 to 8 parts of a potassic element, 0.1 to 1 part of a nitrogenous element, and 0.01 to 2 parts of a phosphorous element by weight, indicating a pH value of 6.0 to 7.5 when mixed with water. When a living body ingests an agricultural product cultivated with the fertilizer, the chelate derives glutathione S-transferase molecular species which can catalyze the detoxicating reaction of the electrophillic compound by the S-bonded reaction of said electrophillic compound and nucleophillic reduction-type glutathione peroxidase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2002
    Inventors: Iwao Takeda, Kaname Yoshie
  • Patent number: 6391080
    Abstract: The new process is a process designed to produce P205 (the basic component in phosphoric acid, phosphate chemicals and fertilizers) in the gas phase in lieu of the state of the art (liquid phase) wet process. The new process is much less polluting than the wet process and much more energy efficient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2002
    Inventor: Mohamed ElGafi
  • Patent number: 6391375
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pet food product which comprises chicory in an amount which maintains good faeces quality or improves the faeces quality of a pet and/or maintains good gastrointestinal tract health or improves the gastrointestinal health of a pet. It also relates to the use of chicory in achieving these results, a method for achieving them and a process for the preparation of such a pet food product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2002
    Assignee: Mars UK Limited
    Inventor: Janel Fone
  • Patent number: 6387419
    Abstract: A method of obtaining optimum performance of piglets without the use of antibiotic growth promoters, comprising administering to the piglets at least during the entire suckling period two different feed supplement compositions comprising dietary fibers, iron and other micronutrients including copper and zinc, where the first composition has the highest content of iron. A third feed supplement composition comprising dietary fibers and electrolytes may be used to prevent or cure diarrhoea as a substitute for antibiotic treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2002
    Assignee: Biofiber-Damino A/S
    Inventor: Børge Holm Christensen
  • Patent number: 6387420
    Abstract: The invention relates to a procedure for preparing a feed additive, in which a brewing yeast raw material containing oligosaccharides and/or polysaccharides is filtered and treated hydrolytically so that the cell wall structure is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2002
    Inventors: Juhani Vuorenmaa, Markku Virkki, Elias Jukola, Marko Lauraeus, Hanna Jatila, Juha Apajalahti, Paivi Nurminen
  • Patent number: 6387146
    Abstract: The invention relates to a granular fertilizer for plants, the grains of said fertilizer containing spores and/or mycellium of at least one type of mycorrhizal fungus in sufficient amounts to ensure symbiosis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2002
    Assignee: Maltaflor Düngergesellschaft mbH
    Inventors: Mario Protzmann, Harald Böckem
  • Patent number: 6383548
    Abstract: A novel method for the treatment of cotton byproducts to yield value-added products while reducing the wear on processing equipment is described. In this process, cotton byproducts or waste are ground and compacted, and treated with a gellable polysaccharide. The polysaccharide is gelatinized, either before or concurrent with the grinding and compaction of the cotton byproducts. The resultant byproducts exhibit significantly reduced abrasiveness, greatly reducing the wear on equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2002
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: Gregory A. Holt, Joseph W. Laird
  • Patent number: 6379414
    Abstract: A process is for the production of potash fertilizer granulates which have a stable shelf life also at high relative air humidities. This granulate contains an additive in the form of magnesium oxide and/or calcium oxide in a fine powder form, which is added by metering in prior to the compacting step. The result is a high final bursting strength even if the granulate is stored in a wet climate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2002
    Assignee: Kali und Salz GmbH
    Inventors: Ulrich Kleine-Kleffmann, Ludger Waldmann, Frank Wolf
  • Patent number: 6372716
    Abstract: Provided by the present invention are novel compositions and methods for obtaining concentrated preparations of factor IX and formulations of factor IX suitable for storage and administration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2002
    Assignee: Genetics Institute, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence Bush, Chandra Webb
  • Patent number: 6372007
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to organic compost used to treat soil. The compost serves as a source of plant nutrients, improves soil structure, encourages the growth of beneficial microorganisms and can be used as a vehicle in the formulation of other soil treatment compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2002
    Inventor: Antonio Munoz
  • Patent number: 6368657
    Abstract: A practical precipitation recovery process for food waste sludge from dissolved air floatation (DAF) units and sugar by products is provided. Typical meat DAF (dissolved air floatation) skimming sludge has about 12% solid with about 40% fat and 42% protein in solid basis. The skimming sludge is often for land application to cause a pollution problem. Much of the potential nutritive value of the skimming is lost through microbiological degradation. The process converts the skimming sludge and animal blood into a precipitate, which binds most nutrients. Then the precipitate product can be separated easily by a centrifuge, screen or press process. The dry process cost can be reduced because the extra water is removed and the product surface area is increased. The process can convert the waste skimming sludge into a value added product as a good and safe ingredient for feed and nutritional applications. A typical dry product has about protein 54%, pepsin digestible protein 96%, fat 23%, ash 8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2002
    Assignee: Rigel Technology Corporation
    Inventor: John H. Lee
  • Patent number: 6368644
    Abstract: A composition including at least one of D-pantothenic acid and a salt of D-panthothenic acid, greater than 50 percent of non-biomass constituents of a D-pantothenic fermentation liquor, and 0 to 100% of the biomass from D-pantothenic fermentation liquor wherein composition is a solid, pourable composition in the form of particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2002
    Assignee: Degussa AG
    Inventors: Michael Binder, Matthias Moll, Dieter Greissinger, Alexander Moeller, Walter Pfefferle
  • Patent number: 6364925
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polyurethane encapsulated fertilizer particles which exhibit slow-release properties and to a process for their production. The process comprises applying an isocyanate-reactive component to fertilizer particles, to form fertilizer particles coated with an isocyanate-reactive component, applying a polyisocyanate component onto the coated fertilizer particles to form polyurethane encapsulated fertilizer particles, and, optionally, repeating these steps as many times as necessary to form the polyurethane encapsulated fertilizer particles that contain about 2 to 20% by weight of polyurethane, based on the total weight of the encapsulated fertilizer particles. Suitable isocyanate-reactive components include polyesterether polyols that comprise either a blend of or the reaction product of (i) castor oil having an OH number of about 160 to about 170, a viscosity of about 500 to about 900 mPa.s at 25° C., and a water content of less than 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2002
    Assignee: Bayer Corporation
    Inventors: Peter H. Markusch, Robert L. Cline, Ashok M. Sarpeshkar, Robert P. Yeater
  • Patent number: 6364926
    Abstract: A concentrated liquid adjuvant and fertilizer composition containing a nitrogen source, an ampholytic surfactant, a drift control agent/deposition aid, and a carrier is disclosed. The concentrated composition is phase stable, and provides a nitrogen source and/or adjuvant, and a drift control agent/deposition aid, in a single package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2002
    Assignee: Precision Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank A. Gryzik, James D. Reiss
  • Patent number: 6358550
    Abstract: Dietary maize or corn tortilla and method for obtaining such tortilla, comprising first milling the grain and the pericarp of the maize separately, and then nixtamalizing them, also separately, and finally mixing in a proportion of 40-45:60-55 grain/pericarp until a homogeneous mass is obtained which is then taken to a conventional machine for producing tortillas. Such maize tortillas are obtained with the same traditional protein content 8-9%, with half of the fat 0.7-1%, and with the triple of fibre 6-9%, the latter due to the pericarp. They do not contain additives, they last much longuer than conventional tortillas, their organoleptic characteristics are better and their resistance to tearing or breaking is higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2002
    Inventor: Felipe Alberto Sánchez y de la C{dot over (a)}mara
  • Patent number: 6358295
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing a controlled-release coated fertilizer which provides few floats when applied in water, gives uniform coat and makes it possible to release fertilizer ingredient constantly in a short time at ordinary temperature to low temperature. The method comprises adding water-absorptive polymer to granular fertilizer and then coating it with at least one urethane resin layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2002
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventors: Nobuaki Tabei, Noriaki Saitou, Kazuhisa Endo