Patents Examined by Jennifer A Smith
  • Patent number: 12043586
    Abstract: The invention relates to the technical field of agricultural planting, in particular to a special controlled-release microbial fertilizer for peanuts in a continuous cropping field and a preparation method thereof. The fabric comprises an outer layer, a middle layer and an inner layer. Through a three-layer structure, the controlled-release fertilizer prepared by the disclosure can realize the fertilizer efficiency period of 50-60 days, and achieves the purpose of twice releases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2024
    Assignee: BIOTECHNOLOGY RESEARCH CENTER, SHANDONG ACADEMY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES
    Inventors: Jialei Zhang, Feng Guo, Shubo Wan, Xinguo Li, Gao Chen, Zheng Zhang, Jianguo Wang, Chaohui Tang, Sha Yang, Zhenying Peng, Jingjing Meng
  • Patent number: 12037300
    Abstract: A cation source to prevent decomposition of a (thio)phosphoric acid triamide is disclosed. A method for preventing decomposition of a (thio)phosphoric acid triamide by adding a cation source is disclosed. A mixture comprising a cation source and a (thio)phosphoric acid triamide is disclosed. A granule coated with a cation source and comprising a fertilizer is disclosed. A composition obtainable by specific processes and comprising a (thio)phosphoric acid triamide, a fertilizer mixture, and a cation source is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2024
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Maarten Staal, Johannes Reuvers, Wolfram Zerulla, Markus Schmid, Uwe Thiel
  • Patent number: 12018161
    Abstract: A water-based ink for ink-jet recording includes: water; a solid solution pigment composed of at least a first pigment and a second pigment; and a non-solid solution pigment which is the same as the first pigment. An image L*60 of the first pigment has the highest chromaticness C* among those of pigments composing the solid solution pigment, the image L*60 having lightness L* which is closest to 60 among a plurality of solid images recorded on a recording paper by using one of aqueous dispersions containing the pigments composing the solid solution pigment at a same solid content concentration, respectively, while changing recording duty at every 5% in a range of 0% to 100%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuka Tsuzaka, Mitsunori Maeda, Keisuke Yuhara
  • Patent number: 12017954
    Abstract: An electromagnetic interference (EMI) resistant cementitious ink comprising a hydraulic cement, calcium carbonate, silica sand, taconite material, and a conductive material. A ratio of the silica sand to the taconite material is 1:1. In some embodiments, the taconite material includes taconite powder and fine taconite aggregate having a ratio of 1:1. In some embodiments, the conductive material includes carbon-based nanoparticles in solution. In further embodiments, the EMI-resistant cementitious ink has a shielding effectiveness in accordance with ASTM D4935-18 of at least 4.0 dB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: ICON Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Kunal Kupwade-Patil, Theodore Richard Cera, J. Cole Sargent, Aida Margarita Ley Hernandez, Daniel Galvez Moreno, Alexander Le Roux
  • Patent number: 12006272
    Abstract: A nitrogen activator additive to stabilize nitrogen fertilizer, where the activator is coated onto the nitrogen fertilizer, is provided. The nitrogen activator additive contains the novel compound ABT-PNB, a potassium compound, and chitosan, and provides controlled release of the nitrogen fertilizer which fertilizes crops using reduced levels of the nitrogen fertilizer and reduces the release of greenhouse gasses. Urea is an exemplary nitrogen fertilizer that can be used in this regard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2024
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: KING FAISAL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Hossam El-Din Saad El-Beltagi, Khaled Mohamed Amen Ramadan, Hani Saber Sayed Saudy, Sameh Ahmed Rizk
  • Patent number: 12006270
    Abstract: The fertilizers derived from date syrup may include date sugar acids chelated to at least one metal ion useful for promoting plant growth. The date acids may be synthesized from waste or non-consumable dates. The fertilizers derived from date syrup may be synthesized by extracting date syrup from dried dates, oxidizing the date syrup to obtain date acids, and chelating the date acids to at least one metal ion. The at least one metal ion may be selected from the group consisting of potassium, calcium, magnesium, copper, iron, manganese, molybdenum, zinc, and a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: KING SAUD UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Ahmed Bari, Suleiman Binabdulaziz Aljarboa, Saeed Ali Syed
  • Patent number: 11999670
    Abstract: The invention is directed to coated fertilizer granules and methods for manufacturing granules and using organically enhanced inorganic fertilizer granules, which incorporate a coating of one or more concentric layers over a core such that the coating contains a bioactive agent such as a herbicide, pesticide, plant growth regulator, microorganism, or beneficial element. Application of the coating to the fertilizer granule preferably involves binding of the bioactive agent to the surface of granule or to the organic components within the granule. The release of the bioactive agent from the coating and or the surface of the granule preferably results in a two-phased release, a first fast release and a second extended or slow-release of the bioactive agent into the soil metering the bioavailability of the bioactive agent for crop growth or protection, and/or for controlling unwanted vegetation or pests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: PROFILE PRODUCTS LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Burnham, Sanford A. Siegel
  • Patent number: 11999665
    Abstract: A fertiliser pellet comprising: a first region of a nitrogen-providing fertiliser composition; and a second region adhered to the exterior of the first region, the second region comprising a fertiliser composition capable of providing (a) two or more alkali metal and/or alkaline earth metal nutrients and (b) sulphur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: YORK POTASH LTD
    Inventors: Robert John Meakin, Timothy David Lewis
  • Patent number: 11999669
    Abstract: A nitrogen activator additive to stabilize nitrogen fertilizer, where the activator is coated onto the nitrogen fertilizer, is provided. The nitrogen activator additive contains the novel compound ABT-PNB, a potassium compound, and chitosan, and provides controlled release of the nitrogen fertilizer which fertilizes crops using reduced levels of the nitrogen fertilizer and reduces the release of greenhouse gasses. Urea is an exemplary nitrogen fertilizer that can be used in this regard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2024
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: KING FAISAL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Hossam El-Din Saad El-Beltagi, Khaled Mohamed Amen Ramadan, Hani Saber Sayed Saudy, Sameh Ahmed Rizk
  • Patent number: 11987714
    Abstract: A usual ink composition can be expected to improve ink viscosity to a certain degree, but when used for a glycol ether-based ink recently required, an increase in viscosity in preparing the ink cannot be suppressed. In addition, there is unknown a copper phthalocyanine pigment composition which can satisfy both such an improvement in ink viscosity and resolubility as printability which is important for the glycol ether-based ink. In this situation, a problem to be solved by the present invention is to provide a copper phthalocyanine pigment composition having low viscosity and excellent resolubility in a glycol ether-based ink. It was found that when a copper phthalocyanine pigment is combined with a specified copper phthalocyanine acid derivative, a pigment composition having significantly low viscosity when formed into a glycol ether-based ink, and good familiarity with the ink can be produced, leading to the achievement of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: DIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shingo Saitou, Taichi Hashiguchi
  • Patent number: 11981606
    Abstract: A cement-reduced construction composition comprises a) a cementitious binder comprising one or more calcium silicate mineral phases and one or more calcium aluminate mineral phases, and having a Blaine surface area of at least 3800 cm2/g; b) a fine material having a Dv90 of less than 200 ?m, selected from alkali-activatable binders, rock powders and inorganic pigments, or mixtures thereof; c) optionally, an extraneous aluminate source; d) a sulfate source; and e) a polyol. The composition contains a controlled amount of available aluminate, calculated as Al(OH)4?, from the calcium aluminate mineral phases plus the optional extraneous aluminate source; and the molar ratio of total available aluminate to sulfate is 0.4 to 2.0. The construction composition further comprises f) an ettringite formation controller and g) a co-retarder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Construction Research & Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Massimo Bandiera, Peter Schwesig, Bernhard Sachsenhauser
  • Patent number: 11981610
    Abstract: A method for preparing a flowable liquid fertilizer, the method comprising the steps of providing a solution of potassium calcium polyphosphate; and introducing a water-soluble calcium salt to the aqueous solution of tetrapotassium pyrophosphate to form the flowable liquid fertilizer in the form of an aqueous dispersion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Liquid Fertiliser Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Ugesh Chand
  • Patent number: 11976204
    Abstract: A composition for aqueous ink jet contains a specific dye which is one or more coloring materials selected from the group consisting of C. I. Acid Black 172 and C. I. Acid Black 194, and a specific aromatic compound which is at least one compound selected from the group consisting of compounds represented by formulae (1) to (4) below. The content of the specific aromatic compound relative to 100 parts by mass of the specific dye is 0.2 parts by mass or more and 50 parts by mass or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Homare Kuribayashi, Shotaro Watanabe, Kei Hiruma, Masato Hanamura, Koji Imamura, Jungo Asano
  • Patent number: 11970426
    Abstract: A method of enhancing nitrogen and phosphate fertilizer recovery and, particularly, to using sewage sludge and corn stover to enhance nitrogen and phosphate fertilizer recovery. The methods can further use ferric chloride as a catalyst to further enhance nitrogen recovery. The fertilizer can be produced by hydrothermally carbonizing a mixture including about 20% of sewage sludge and about 30% of corn stover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: KING FAISAL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Muhammad Aamir, Muhammad Hassan
  • Patent number: 11970427
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to slow- and controlled-release fertilizers (S-CRF), and more particularly to a microelement amino acid chelate-urea formaldehyde (UF) slow-release fertilizer and a method for preparing the same by reactive extrusion. The microelement amino acid chelate-UF slow-release fertilizer includes a biodegradable UF polymer and a microelement amino acid chelate. The macromolecular chains of the biodegradable UF polymer interpenetrate in the cross-linked network structure of the chelate, so as to form a polymer composite with a semi-interpenetrating network structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignees: NORTH UNIVERSITY OF CHINA, SHANXI ZHONGBEI NEW MATERIAL TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yaqing Liu, Chaoyang Wu, Guizhe Zhao
  • Patent number: 11965104
    Abstract: An ink set includes an inkjet ink and a cleaning solution. The inkjet ink contains a first aqueous medium, a carbon black, a dispersing resin, a first zwitterionic surfactant having an amidoalkylbetaine structure, and a first sugar alcohol. The carbon black has an oil absorption number of at least 130 mL/100 g and no greater than 165 mL/100 g. A ratio of a content of the dispersing resin to a content of the carbon black is at least 12.0% by mass and no greater than 19.0% by mass. The cleaning solution contains a second aqueous medium, a second zwitterionic surfactant having an amidoalkylbetaine structure, and a second sugar alcohol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Yukari Kida
  • Patent number: 11964924
    Abstract: Fertilizers that contain urea-aldehyde condensates. The fertilizer can be spherical and can be formed using a granulation and/or spheronization technique and optionally can be an extruded fertilizer that is spheronized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: SABIC Global Technologies B.V.
    Inventors: Rajamalleswaramma Koripelly, Satish Burla, Radha Achanath, Samik Gupta
  • Patent number: 11952319
    Abstract: A process of plant fertilization includes adsorbing phosphorus from an anthropogenic phosphorus source onto a plurality of particles of phosphorus adsorbent and then applying the plurality of particles of phosphorus adsorbent to a plant medium. A composition includes a soil amendment and a plant medium. The soil amendment includes a plurality of particles of phosphorus adsorbent and phosphorus from an anthropogenic phosphorus source adsorbed onto the particles. A process includes adsorbing a first amount of phosphorus from a phosphorus source onto a plurality of particles of phosphorus adsorbent to saturate the particles of phosphorus adsorbent with phosphorus. The process also includes processing the particles to maintain the first amount of phosphorus on the particles and permit additional adsorption of phosphorus onto the particles. The process further includes adsorbing an additional amount of phosphorus from the phosphorus source onto the particles to saturate the particles with phosphorus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: PHOSPHOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Hunter Swisher
  • Patent number: 11939483
    Abstract: Provided are an ink set which is used for recording an image on a surface having a surface energy of 40 mN/m or greater and included in an impermeable base material, the ink set including an ink containing water, a colorant, and resin particles, and a pretreatment liquid containing water and resin particles, in which the resin particles contained in the pretreatment liquid include at least one of a mixture of acrylic resin particles and polyester resin particles or composite particles including an acrylic resin and a polyester resin, and the resin particles contained in the ink include at least one of acrylic resin particles or polyurethane resin particles; an image recording method; a method of producing a laminate; an image recorded material; and a laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke Fujii, Ayato Sato, Takeshi Miyato
  • Patent number: 11939479
    Abstract: Provided are an ink jet ink composition including water and particles including a polymer having an anionic group, a photo-acid generator, and a sensitizer, wherein a value obtained by subtracting a photo-acid generator amount G being a number of millimoles of the photo-acid generator per 1 g of the particles from an anionic group value A being a number of millimoles of the anionic group per 1 g of the particles is ?0.20 or more and 0.20 or less, and the sensitizer is at least one of compounds represented by Formula (S1) to Formula (S3); a method for producing the ink jet ink composition; and an image-forming method. R11, R12, R21, R31, R32, R33, and R34 each independently represent a substituent; n11, n12, n21, n33, and n34 each independently represent an integer of 0 to 4; and R22 and R23 each independently represent a hydrogen atom or a substituent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Noriaki Sato, Shota Suzuki