Patents Examined by Qing Xu
  • Patent number: 9914944
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for production of fermentation products, including bioethanol by non-pressurized pre-treatment, enzymatic hydrolysis and fermentation of waste fractions containing mono- and/or polysaccharides, having a relatively high dry matter content. The process in its entirety, i.e. from non-pressurized pre-treatment over enzymatic hydrolysis and fermentation to sorting of fermentable and non-fermentable solids can be processed at a relatively high dry matter content in a single vessel or similar device using free fall mixing for the mechanical processing of the waste fraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: RENESCIENCE A/S
    Inventors: Nanna Dreyer Nørholm, Jan Larsen, Frank Krogh Iversen
  • Patent number: 9828624
    Abstract: Methods of the invention involve determining a patient's compliance with a cholesterol lowering therapy. In certain aspects, the invention provides methods that involve conducting a first assay to determine a cholesterol biomarker level in a first sample from a patient prior to the patient undergoing a cholesterol lowering therapy. The methods may also involve conducting a second assay to determine a cholesterol level in a second sample obtained from the patient after the patient has started undergoing a cholesterol lowering therapy. Additionally, the methods involve associating the cholesterol level and the cholesterol biomarker level in which the association allows for the determination of the patient's compliance with the cholesterol lowering therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Inventor: Ernst J. Schaefer
  • Patent number: 9776224
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method of utilizing refuses in urban and rural areas. The method includes a refuses collection step, a refuse distributing step, a primary magnetic separation step, a primary crushing step, a primary elutriation and floatation step, a uniform cutting step, an acidification and anaerobic treatment step, a selection and separation step, a buffering and adjusting step, an additional anaerobic treatment step and a sludge sedimentation and concentration step. The present invention can make the anaerobic treatment method continuatively dispose the refuses, thereby thoroughly solving the problem that non-anaerobic refuses such as waste plastics, water fiber etc. can not be recycled and completely recycling resources in the refuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Inventors: Guotian Liu, Mingquan Zhang, Ming'en Hu
  • Patent number: 9772286
    Abstract: It is to provide a method for detecting urothelial cancer simply and with high accuracy. It is a method for detecting urothelial cancer comprising administering 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA), a derivative thereof, or a salt of these to a test subject, collecting urine from the test subject, and detecting the presence of fluorescence or amount of fluorescence in the collected urine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignees: SBI Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd., National University Corporation Kochi University
    Inventors: Keiji Inoue, Taro Shuin, Mutsuo Furihata, Yoshihiko Hirao, Tohru Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9766166
    Abstract: A device and a method for isolating a target from a biological sample are provided. The target is bound to solid phase substrate to form target bound solid phase substrate. The device includes a lower plate with an upper surface having a plurality of regions. The biological sample is receivable on a first of the regions. An upper plate has a lower surface directed to the upper surface of the lower plate. A force is positioned adjacent the upper plate and attracts the target bound solid phase substrate toward the lower surface of the upper plate. At least one of the upper plate and the lower plate is movable from a first position wherein the target bound solid phase substrate in the biological sample are drawn to the lower surface of the upper plate and a second position wherein the target bound solid phase substrate are isolated from the biological sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
    Inventors: David J. Beebe, Ben P. Casavant, David J. Guckenberger, Scott M. Berry
  • Patent number: 9700650
    Abstract: Polysaccharide based hydrogel compositions and methods of making and using the same are provided. The subject polysaccharide based hydrogel compositions are prepared by combining a polysaccharide component with a hydrophilic polymer and a cross-linking agent. Also provided are kits and systems for use in preparing the subject compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: SpotLight Technology Partners LLC
    Inventors: Glen Gong, Suresh Subraya Pai, Scott Robert Sershen
  • Patent number: 9677981
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an assembly for preparing a sample for analysis. The assembly comprises a hollow body comprising first opening, an outlet with a second opening, and a fluid pathway extending therebetween; a filter element operatively interposed in the fluid pathway; and a closure comprising a third opening and a chamber, the closure being slideably engaged with the outlet. The chamber and the outlet are dimensioned so that the outlet is sealingly engaged with the chamber. A method of using the assembly to detect a microorganism is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Inventors: Gregory W. Sitton, Andrew H. Tilstra, Wensheng Xia, Jon A. Kirschhoffer
  • Patent number: 9539294
    Abstract: A composition includes an isolated bacteriophage Str-PAP-1 having the ability to kill Streptococcus parauberis cells specifically by infecting the same, and may be used to prevent and treat Streptococcus parauberis infections. The bacteriophage Str-PAP-1 that is an active ingredient of the composition has the ability to kill Streptococcus parauberis cells and characteristically has the genome represented by nucleotide sequence of SEQ. ID. NO: 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Inventors: Seong Jun Yoon, Soo Youn Jun, An Sung Kwon, Young Jae Hur, Jung Mi Kim, Sang Hyeon Kang
  • Patent number: 9482673
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a chromogenic method for simultaneously determining the activity of multiple coagulation proteases or for simultaneously determining the inhibition of multiple coagulation proteases in a single test reaction. For this purpose, use is made of two chromogenic substrates which have different absorption maxima and whose color signals can be separated spectrally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Inventor: Norbert Zander
  • Patent number: 9441201
    Abstract: A method of culturing mesenchymal stem cells is provided. The mesenchymal stem cells are cultured in a medium that includes a cell-depleted Wharton's Jelly filtrate. The cell-depleted Wharton's Jelly filtrate is prepared by mincing umbilical cord tissue that includes Wharton's Jelly, subsequently diluting the umbilical cord tissue, subsequently filtering the umbilical cord tissue to generate a filtrate, and sedimenting Wharton's Jelly stem cells from the filtrate to generate the cell-depleted Wharton's Jelly filtrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Auxocell Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: Rouzbeh R. Taghizadeh
  • Patent number: 9416373
    Abstract: A process for the production of biogas from biodegradable material is disclosed, the process comprising the steps of: (a) adding the biodegradable material to the reactor; (b) inoculating a microorganism; (c) adding a colloidal solution of surface-modified iron oxide nanoparticles to the reactor; (d) providing anaerobic conditions; (e) carrying out an anaerobic digestion; and (f) collecting the biogas; wherein the steps (a), (b) and (c) can be carried out in any order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Inventors: Víctor Franco Puntes, Edgar Emir González, Eudald Casals Mercadal, Ana Garcia Mestre, Lucia Delgado Ramisa, Xavier Font Segura, Antonio Sánchez Ferrer
  • Patent number: 9408878
    Abstract: The present invention concerns strains of Lactococcus lactis capable of inhibiting the growth of a pathogenic microorganism and/or improving the intestinal epithelial barrier integrity. These strains are suitable for use in the treatment or prevention of a digestive disorder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Compagnie Gervais Danone
    Inventors: Isabelle Chambaud, Biliana Lesic
  • Patent number: 9315764
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods of processing lipid materials such as soapstock, wet gums and dry gums. Enzymes are utilized to catalyze hydrolysis of the lipids materials to recover fatty acids. Addition of organic acids and/or polyols improved yield of fatty acids and reduced formation of emulsion. Lipid materials can be formulated with other agricultural products as new value-added animal fee products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: RRIP, LLC
    Inventors: Mohan Prasad A. Dasari, Abdullah A. Mahfuz
  • Patent number: 9309577
    Abstract: Provided is a process for producing biomass-based product from straw hemicellulose and utilizing the components thereof thoroughly. Steam-explosion and acid-hydrolysis are combined in the pre-treatment of straw in the process, thus a higher concentration of a sugar liquid can be obtained, and furfural and acetic acid can be recovered. The hemicellulose obtained by the pre-treatment can be used directly as ferment materials for producing butanol, succinic acid, butylene glycol, lactic acid, hydrogen and firedamp, which reduces the cost of these biomass-based products. The cellulose and lignin obtained by extracting the straw with an alkaline solution can produce products, such as sodium hydroxymethyl cellulose etc. In the process, all components in the straw can be utilized thoroughly and waste and pollutant will not be produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences
    Inventors: Hongzhang Chen, Lan Wang
  • Patent number: 9145577
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method and kit for the measurement of LPL. The method comprises several steps that effect a measurement of a level of LPL activity. The kit comprises several elements that effect the measurement of a level of LPL activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: The Research Foundation of State University of New York
    Inventor: Weijun Jin
  • Patent number: 9090931
    Abstract: It is to provide a method for measuring glycated hemoglobin in a hemoglobin-containing sample, comprising: reacting glycated hemoglobin in the hemoglobin-containing sample with a proteolytic enzyme in the presence of at least one salt selected from the group consisting of a pyridinium salt, a phosphonium salt, an imidazolium salt, and an isoquinolinium salt; reacting the obtained reaction product with fructosyl peptide oxidase; and measuring the generated hydrogen peroxide. The present invention provides a method for accurately measuring glycated hemoglobin in a hemoglobin-containing sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: KYOWA MEDEX CO., LTD
    Inventors: Haruyo Soya, Tomomi Murakami, Haruki Tsunoda, Yu Ohsugi, Ayako Yoda, Masashi Matsushita
  • Patent number: 9012222
    Abstract: Noncultured Wharton's Jelly stem cells and methods of their purification, storage and use are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Auxocell Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: Rouzbeh R. Taghizadeh
  • Patent number: 8986683
    Abstract: The invention discloses a kit which comprises a formulation containing artemisinin or the derivatives thereof, a formulation containing ribonuclease, and a specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignees: Shanghai Biomodel Organism Science & Technology Co., Ltd., Shanghai Research Center for Model Organisms
    Inventors: Qingcheng Wang, Ruling Shen, Jun Li, Jian Fei, Zhugang Wang
  • Patent number: 8968687
    Abstract: A method for recycling metals is provided by using extracellular proteins excreted by a specific thermophilic bacteria strain, Tepidimonas fonticaldi sp. nov., in which the extracellular proteins show excellent metal-ion binding ability, being useful in recycling rare earth metal ions and precious metal ions from geothermal fluids, boiler solutions, industrial wastewater or hard water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Yin-Lung Han, Tai-Rong Guo, Jo-Shu Chang, Yung-Chong Lou, Wan-Ju Yu
  • Patent number: 8932826
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a chromogenic method for simultaneously determining the activity of multiple coagulation proteases or for simultaneously determining the inhibition of multiple coagulation proteases in a single test reaction. For this purpose, use is made of two chromogenic substrates which have different absorption maxima and whose color signals can be separated spectrally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Products GmbH
    Inventor: Norbert Zander