Patents Examined by Wayne A. Langel
  • Patent number: 10435333
    Abstract: An inhibitor composition contains alkyl thiophosphoric triamide (or a mixture of alkyl thiophosphoric triamide and dicyandiamide), dissolved in a liquid medium comprising at least one organic solvent and at least one amine stabilizer, is useful in making fertilizer compositions and in a method of fertilizing target plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: RHODIA OPERATIONS
    Inventors: Marivi Ortiz-Suarez, James Sawyer, Christopher Harris
  • Patent number: 10434551
    Abstract: Providing a method for improving saline-alkaline soil by using a biomass rapid pyrolysis product, comprising: rapidly pyrolyzing agricultural and forest residues to prepare bio-oil and semi-coke; deodorizing, dephenolizing and tackifying the bio-oil to prepare a modified bio-oil, and supplementing the modified bio-oil with the nutrient elements to produce a rapid ameliorant for saline-alkali soil; loading microbial fertilizer on the semi-coke to prepare a continuous renovation ameliorant for saline-alkali soil; (4) applying the ameliorants on the surface of saline-alkali soil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: China University of Petroleum (East China)
    Inventors: Yingyun Qiao, Yuanyu Tian, Kechang Xie, Zhaohe Yang, Meng Yuan, Yanpeng Zhang
  • Patent number: 10435296
    Abstract: Provided is a liquid hydrogen storage material including 1,1?-biphenyl and 1,1?-methylenedibenzene, the liquid hydrogen storage material including the corresponding 1,1?-biphenyl and 1,1?-methylenedibenzene at a weight ratio of 1:1 to 1:2.5. The corresponding liquid hydrogen storage material has excellent hydrogen storage capacity value by including materials having high hydrogen storage capacity, and is supplied in a liquid state, and as a result, it is possible to minimize initial investment costs and the like required when the corresponding liquid hydrogen storage material is used as a hydrogen storage material in a variety of industries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: KOREA INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Chang Won Yoon, Dajung Han, Yeong Cheon Kim, Hyun Seo Park, Hyung Chul Ham, Sung Pil Yoon, Jonghee Han, Tae Hoon Lim, Suk Woo Nam
  • Patent number: 10427988
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method for treating a mixture of wastes (2), the latter being with heterogeneous sizes, shapes and consistencies, the treatment method being characterized in that it includes the following successive steps: Step E1 during which the mixture of wastes (2) is separated into a first fraction of wastes (13) the size of which is smaller than about 180 mm, preferably smaller than 140 mm, via a first series of separation orifices (7, 8) and into a residual second fraction of wastes (14), said first series of separation orifices (7, 8) comprising primary orifices (7) and secondary orifices (8) the size of which is larger than the size of the primary orifices (7) so that the mixture of wastes (2) is first brought into contact with the secondary orifices and then with the primary orifices (7), Step E2 during which the first fraction of wastes (13) is subjected to a composting process so as to compost, at least partially, the contained biodegradable wastes. Wastes sorting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: FINANCE DEVELOPMENT ENVIRONNEMENT CHARREYRE—FIDEC
    Inventor: Fabien Michel Alain Charreyre
  • Patent number: 10392313
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for applying biochar to turf and landscape to allow the turf and landscape to be effectively maintained under reduced water and/or reduced fertilizer applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Cool Planet Energy Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard W. Wilson, Han Suk Kim, Ranko Panayotov Bontchev, Neil Christopher Wahlgren, Vern Traxler, Timothy Alan Thompson, Brian Buege, Mark L. Jarand
  • Patent number: 10384985
    Abstract: The present specification describes increasing the Brix degree, nutrient transport and density, and yields of cannabis crops through the application of photoacoustic resonance to a nutrient formulation. An activated nutrient solution is obtained by forming an unactivated nutrient solution and applying to the unactivated nutrient solution ultra-rapid impulses of modulated laser light, from one or more laser systems. An increase of at least 5% in the Brix degree of the crop, relative to an unactivated nutrient formulation, can be achieved. In addition, an increase of at least 5%, relative to an unactivated nutrient formulation, is seen with respect to nutrient density and crop yield through application of the activated nutrient solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: B.K. Consultants, Inc.
    Inventor: Todd Frank Ovokaitys
  • Patent number: 10377677
    Abstract: Generally, the instant disclosure relates to fertilizer compositions and methods of making and using the same. More specifically, the instant disclosure relates to blast suppressant and/or blast resistant ammonium nitrate fertilizer compositions, as well as methods of making and using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Alcoa USA Corp.
    Inventors: Mark L. Weaver, Kyle A. Crum, Judodine Nichols, David F. Iwig, Steven C. Orkis, Gerald E. Carkin, Deniz Gencaga, Stephen P. Sunday, Ian Ross Harrison, John R. Smith, Shannon I. Parks, Mikhail Gershenzon
  • Patent number: 10377678
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are fertilizer compositions with enhanced sulphate release, methods of making the fertilizer compositions and methods of using the fertilizer compositions. The disclosed fertilizer compositions combine elemental sulphur with small amounts (relative to the sulphur) of humic acid to enhance delivery of sulphates to soil. The humic acid is added as a humic additive, which may comprise 40% or more humic acid. In many embodiments, the presence of small amounts of humic additive enhances the release of sulphate from soil containing the fertilizer composition from about 1.5- to 4-fold over fertilizer compositions lacking the humic additive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: TIGER-SUL (CANADA) CO.
    Inventors: Don T. Cherry, Guy Wesley Haun, Steven Azzarello, Richard Valagene
  • Patent number: 10358391
    Abstract: A biostimulant formulation for promoting plant growth, comprising: juice obtained from at least one seaweed species; and hydrolysate obtained from at least one seaweed species pulp, wherein the hydrolysate is obtained from the pulp after juice has been extracted. A method of preparing the biostimulant formulation. A method of contacting the biostimulant formulation with plant to promote the plant growth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: SEA6 ENERGY PRIVATE LTD.
    Inventors: Sri Sailaja Nori, Sawan Kumar, Sachin Khandelwal, Shrikumar Suryanarayan
  • Patent number: 10351484
    Abstract: Broadly, the instant disclosure is directed towards: fertilizer compositions and methods of making the same, in which, due to the composition, the fertilizer exhibits blast suppression (e.g. measured via specific impulse) and/or desensitization (e.g. measured via unconfined critical diameter and/or booster quantity needed to initiate detonation) as compared to existing ammonium nitrate fertilizer(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Alcoa USA Corp.
    Inventors: Mark L. Weaver, Vincent Paola, John Cravener, Narsimhan Raghunathan, Judodine Nichols
  • Patent number: 10351482
    Abstract: Natural biomineral fertilizers for sustainable farming are produced in an environmentally sound manner from mine waste. Finely divided mine waste and process tailings serve as a novel source of rock powder for use as fertilizer. Mine waste and process tailings may be treated with non-toxic chemicals to selectively remove certain unwanted elements such as mercury. Solid and liquid fertilizers are also obtained by digesting mine waste and process tailings in combination with bio-waste plus selected bacteria under anaerobic conditions. Anaerobic digestion also generates methane gas for use as fuel for generating electricity or for process heating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Advanced Materials Processing, Inc.
    Inventors: Leonard Nanis, Dennis Amoroso, James Shumard, Garrett Chavez, Thomas Sharples, Ryan Sigler
  • Patent number: 10351483
    Abstract: A method of making the slow-release fertilizer and the composition thereof includes the steps of adding Class A Exceptional Quality biosolids at a percentage-by-weight of 35% to 75%, brewing grains at a percentage-by-weight of 10% to 50%, and dried algae at a percentage-by-weight of 5% to 20%. Biosolids are digested in an anaerobic digester for 15 days. Biosolids are dried to a moisture content under 6% and brewing grains and algae are dried to a moisture content under 10%. Algae is pressed to isolate the dried algae cell wall. The algae is dried to a moisture content under 10%. The Class A Exceptional Quality biosolids, brewing grains, and algae cell wall are pulverized to a mesh size between 100 to 300 and blended according to the above proportions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Upcycle and Company, LLC
    Inventor: Jared Robinson Criscuolo
  • Patent number: 10343953
    Abstract: Processes for manufacturing organic fertilizer products, such as liquid and solid organic fertilizer, from animal manure are disclosed, together with the fertilizer products produced therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: EnviroKure, Incorporated
    Inventors: Sushil K. Bhalla, Gregory J. Dicosola, Devon K. Hooper, Sarabjit S. Randhava, Michael A. Laughlin
  • Patent number: 10336660
    Abstract: An inhibitor composition contains alkyl thiophosphoric triamide (or a mixture of alkyl thiophosphoric triamide and dicyandiamide), dissolved in a liquid medium comprising at least one organic solvent, at least one amine stabilizer and, optionally, at least one dye and/or at least one odor masking agent, is useful in making fertilizer compositions and in a method of fertilizing target plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: RHODIA OPERATIONS
    Inventors: Hong Liu, Jiamin Wu, Andre Gomes, Krish Shanmuga, Zhiyun Chen
  • Patent number: 10329208
    Abstract: An improved solvent system for the formulation and application of N-alkyl thiophosphoric triamide urease inhibitors. These formulations provide safety and performance benefits relative to existing alternatives and enable storage, transport and subsequent coating or blending with urea based or organic based fertilizers. These formulations are comprised primarily of environmentally friendly aprotic and protic solvents (particularly dimethyl sulfoxide and alcohols/polyols) to stabilize the urease inhibitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventors: Gary David McKnight, David Bruce Parker, Yang Zehni, Ray Perkins, Wei Xu
  • Patent number: 10322389
    Abstract: Biochars and methods for producing biochar aggregate particles where the method for producing the aggregate particles comprise the steps of (i) producing or collecting biochar fines; (ii) adding a binding agent to the biochar fines; and (iii) forming the biochar fines and binding agent into solid aggregate particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Cool Planet Energy Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Rajashekharam Malyala, Vern Traxler, Matthew William Smith, Han Suk Kim, Ranko Panayotov Bontchev, Richard Wilson Belcher
  • Patent number: 10315925
    Abstract: The invention provides a method and a plant for producing urea ammonium nitrate (UAN). The method involves the use of a condensation section, optionally in combination with a medium pressure decomposition section, between the dissociation and neutralization sections. The invention further provides a method of modifying an existing UAN plant. The advantages of the process of the invention are that the emission of CO2 can be reduced, the plant capacity can be increased and the high capital expenditure needed for CO2 compression equipment is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Stamicarbon B.V.
    Inventors: Johannes Henricus Mennen, Fredericus Henricus Maria Buitink, Willem Frederik Roos
  • Patent number: 10315962
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a semi-humic material, and compositions comprising the same, obtained from leonardite ore and a non-humic organic carbon source and a process for obtaining the same. Also described are methods for maintaining more available nitrogen and phosphorus in the plant root zone and minimizing premature leaching and loss of the nitrogen and/or phosphorus into the atmosphere, surface waters and/or subsurface ground water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Actagro, LLC
    Inventors: Taha Rezai, John Breen, Thomas J. Gerecke, Qingwen He, Margaret Mae Abercrombie, Susan Her, Ryan Dierking, Gregory A. Crawford, Montell L. Bayer
  • Patent number: 10301226
    Abstract: A process for production of anaerobic digestate based organic fertilizer includes combining anaerobic digestate and one or more grain by-products to create a combination of anaerobic digestate and one or more grain by-products. The combination of anaerobic digestate and one or more grain by-products is processed to yield the pH adjusted anaerobic digestate based organic fertilizer product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: True Organic Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Jacob Matthew Evans
  • Patent number: 10301229
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the preparation of fertilizing compositions and to the compositions obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Best Green Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Domenico Terenzio, Aldo Perotti