Patents Examined by Wayne A. Langel
  • Patent number: 11142489
    Abstract: A lubricated agricultural mixture and method(s) of use thereof is described. Embodiments of the lubricated agricultural mixture can include a carbon source, a fertilizer, a binder, and a hydrogel. The lubricated agricultural mixture can be formed into tablets, granules, and wafers. The different forms of the lubricated agricultural mixture can be implemented in various situations. For instance, the table form can be distributed via machinery such that the carbon source acts as a lubricant for the machinery to minimize wear on the machinery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Inventor: Michael F. Forostoski
  • Patent number: 11136274
    Abstract: A method for preparing an organic manganese fertilizer for engineering wound soil remediation includes a step of: effectively compounding chitin oligosaccharide or/and wormcast or/and silkworm excrement, water or/and hydrogen peroxide, an organic manganese element solution, polysorbate and sodium carboxymethyl cellulose under certain conditions. The present invention has significant effects on improving physical and chemical properties of engineering wound soil, enhancing availability of manganese element in the soil, preventing plants from physiological diseases caused by lack of manganese, and promoting growth and development of the plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Sichuan University
    Inventors: Yingwei Ai, Xiaoyan Ai, Jianjun Rong, Xue Jiang, Wei Li, Meihua Sheng
  • Patent number: 11135559
    Abstract: The present application relates to a closed container containing ammonium nitrate (AN) particles in an amount of 91 to 99.75 weight % and desiccant in an amount of 0.25 and 9 weight %, wherein the AN particles have a water content of between 0 and 0.7 weight %, and the desiccant particles comprise between 50 and 95 weight % of AN and between 5 and 50 weight % of magnesium nitrate dispersed in the AN. The application furthermore relates to a method for producing of ammonium nitrate particles that are stored in a closed container and having improved anti-caking properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: YARA INIERNATIONAL ASA
    Inventor: Francois Ledoux
  • Patent number: 11130715
    Abstract: The present invention provides for biochar coated particles and a method for coating the particles with biochar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Talipot Cool Extract (IP), LLC
    Inventors: Vern S Traxler, Han Suk Kim, Rajashekharam Malyala, Timothy Alan Thompson, Brian Buege, Mark L. Jarand
  • Patent number: 11130716
    Abstract: The present invention provides organic slow-acting fertilizer using psyllium seed husk and a method for producing the same. Macroelements or secondary elements selected from 12 essential nutrient elements (N, P, K, Ca, Mg, S, Fe, Mn, Cu, B, Mo, and Zn) for edible plants are extracted from each of oil cake (collectively referring to residue remaining after extraction of vegetable oil, and including soybean oil cake, palm oil cake, etc.), blood meal (livestock blood), dead fish or bonefish-containing by-products, bone meal, Dead Sea mineral, egg shell, seashell, oystershell, natural gypsum, dolomite, phyllite, and natural salt, by a predetermined extraction process, and are impregnated in larger amounts into a porous material such as zeolite, and organic fertilizers are produced in the form of psyllium seed husk-bound grains for more rapid and effective impregnation so that suitable proportions of element fertilizers can be supplied to each type of plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Inventor: Youngsung Wang
  • Patent number: 11124463
    Abstract: A coated fertilizer comprising a fertilizer granule and a coating disposed on a surface of the fertilizer granule, wherein the coating comprises interpenetrating domains comprising polymer domains and wax domains. A method of making the coated fertilizer is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Ganesh Kannan, Christina Posada, James Haigh, Travis Harper, Sabeshan Kanagalingam
  • Patent number: 11124461
    Abstract: A dry and solid fertiliser in the form of discreet particles is provided. The particles of the dry and solid fertiliser comprise a homogenous mixture of organic and inorganic materials. The inorganic material comprises at least one of the NPKS nutrients. The organic material comprises a carbon-labile substantially sterile product of organic waste.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Incitec Pivot Limited
    Inventors: Charles Norman Walker, Nicholas Hogan, Ellen Durack, Roya Khalil, Timothy Hughes
  • Patent number: 11116222
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for producing a biocide from a hypochlorite oxidant and an ammonium salt are provided. The method includes monitoring a control parameter to optimize the ratio between the hypochlorite oxidant and the ammonium salt. The control parameter may be oxidation-reduction potential, conductivity, induction or oxygen saturation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: A.Y. LABORATORIES LTD.
    Inventor: Ayala Barak
  • Patent number: 11117841
    Abstract: Provided herein is technology relating to organic fertilizers and particularly, but not exclusively, to organic and/or biodegradable flocculants, methods of preparing organic fertilizers using an organic and/or biodegradable flocculant, and systems for treating water using an organic and/or biodegradable flocculant to prepare an organic fertilizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: S2G VENTURES FUND II, L.P.
    Inventors: Steven C. Slater, Mauricio Avila-Segura, Margaret F. Phillips, Lisa Leilani Z. Durand, Gary F. Zimmer
  • Patent number: 11111187
    Abstract: The fulvic acid solution production method of the present invention comprises: an apparatus preparation step of preparing a processing apparatus which comprises: a hermetic container internally having a closeable processing space; a steam jetting device operable to jet high-temperature and high-pressure steam into the hermetic container; a supply section having an opening-closing mechanism and operable to supply a raw material into the hermetic container; and a discharge section having an opening-closing mechanism and operable to discharge, to the outside, a processed liquid produced through processing of the raw material by the steam; a raw material input step of inputting a raw material containing chips of wood as a primary raw material, from the supply section into the processing space of the hermetic container of the processing apparatus; a stream introduction step of introducing steam having a temperature of 120 to 250° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: G-8 International Trading Co., LTD
    Inventor: Saburo Matsui
  • Patent number: 11111189
    Abstract: The present invention relates to improving the efficiency of man-made and/or natural organic-based animal manure fertilizers by administration of formulations containing poly(organic acids), [P(OA)]s, and/or their salts dispersed in a Non-aqueous Organic Solvent Delivery System (NOSDS). Utilizing a NOSDS allows for coating all components in a fertilizer formulation including but not limited to Urea, Manure, mono-ammonium phosphate (MAP), di-ammonium phosphate (DAP), solid micronutrients such as lime, zinc chloride, etc.) with a layer of [P(OA)]s and/or their salts that liberates, in a plant available form, the micronutrient metals and macronutrients, that are bound as insoluble salts and complexes in the soil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventors: Gary David McKnight, Randall Linwood Rayborn
  • Patent number: 11111185
    Abstract: Biochar is provided that is treated to have certain chemical and physical properties found to have the highest impact on plant growth and/or soil health. In particular, the following physical and/or chemical properties, among others, of a biochar have been identified as critical properties to control for in the selection of biomass feedstock, pyrolysis conditions, and/or enhancing treatment to increase biochar performance: (i) bulk density (ii) impregnation capacity; (iii) particle size distribution; (iv) solid particle density; (v) surface area; (vi) porosity; (vii) total porosity; (viii) ratio of macroporosity to total porosity (ix) content of residual organic compounds; (x) content of volatile organic compounds; (xii) ash content; (xiii) water holding capacity; (xiv) water retention capabilities; (xv) levels of dioxins and other potentially hazardous byproducts of pyrolysis; and (xvi) pH.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Carbon Technology Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Ranko Bontchev, Han Suk Kim, Richard W. Wilson, Richard Wilson Belcher, Cameron Cheyne, Leo E. Manzer, Mark L. Jarand, Haijun Wan, Rajashekharam Malyala
  • Patent number: 11097241
    Abstract: A method for capturing material extracted from biochar is provided comprising the steps of: (i) providing a biochar; (ii) contacting the biochar with an extraction media, where the extraction media causes the removal of residual compounds from the pores and surface of the biochar, creating a resulting extract comprised of the extraction media and removed compounds; and (iii) collecting the resulting extract. The method also can include other steps of extraction and purification. The method further comprises the step of applying the resulting extract to seeds, plants, soil, other agricultural products, or for use in other applications. A biochar having high levels of soluble signaling compounds is also provided, where the biochar is derived from a biomass source that together with predefined pyrolysis parameters produces resulting biochar having increased levels of soluble signaling compounds that are known to increase seed germination rates and early plant growth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Talipot Cool Extract (IP), LLC
    Inventors: Han Suk Kim, Matthew William Smith, Haijun Wan, Richard Wilson Belcher, Ranko Panayotov Bontchev, Brian Buege
  • Patent number: 11097993
    Abstract: The present invention relates to improving the efficacy of man-made and/or natural organic-based animal manure fertilizers by administration of an organic solvent formula containing polyorganic acids and/or their salts. The formulation liberates nutrient(s) that are normally bound in the soil as insoluble salts and complexes. These delivery formulations also provide an environmentally sound and inherently safe solvating system that improves diffusion of polyorganic acids to the granule fertilizer. These delivery formulations enable safe storage, transport and subsequent application or blending with solid or liquid fertilizers. The combined formulation and fertilizer can be applied to soil to provide improved efficacy of fertilizer by liberating nutrients bound in the soil for uptake by plant life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Inventors: Gary David McKnight, Randall Linwood Rayborn
  • Patent number: 11097990
    Abstract: A method for preparing organic multi-micro-fertilizer with water retention function is provided, including: effectively remixing substance containing organic multiple trace elements, attapulgite powder, sodium p-toluenesulfonate, vermiculite and perlite under certain conditions. The present invention has obvious effects on enhancing soil water-holding performance, preventing physiological diseases of crops caused by lack of trace elements, and promoting growth and development of the crops.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Inventor: Shenghao Ai
  • Patent number: 11091405
    Abstract: A glutathione-containing granular fertilizer includes glutathione, a mineral substance, and starch. The starch may be in an amount of 12% by mass or more with respect to the total amount of the granular fertilizer. The starch may have a water content of 5 to 30% by weight, and may be pregelatinized starch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takayuki Asada, Toyoaki Watanabe, Ken Uekita
  • Patent number: 11084762
    Abstract: Methods and related systems for conditioning of granular fertilizers post-manufacture to reduce the generation of dust during handling, transport, and storage of the fertilizers, and/or to increase the agricultural benefits of the fertilizer. The method includes introducing a quantity of an aqueous conditioning agent, such as by spraying, to a plurality of fertilizer granules. The aqueous conditioning agent can include one or more beneficial agricultural and/or dedusting additives including one or more acidifying agents, one or more drying agents, one or more herbicides and/or pesticides, one or more chelating agents, one or more biological agents, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: The Mosaic Company
    Inventors: Kathlene Laurie Jacobson, Bryan Todd Baylor, Lauren A. Balaban, Troy William Hobbs, Timothy Gene Holt
  • Patent number: 11084763
    Abstract: A composition comprises a nonaqeuous, liquid carrier, an inhibitor compound, and a colorant composition comprising an azo colorant. A method for making the composition is also provided. A method for making a fertilizer composition using the disclosed composition is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Christopher M. Sculthorpe, Adam J. Newberry, Kellie P. Skinner
  • Patent number: 11066340
    Abstract: A granular fertilizer product having at least two sources of boron having different solubilities to tailor boron availability during the entire growing season of a plant, while reducing the risk of boron toxicity. A first source of boron can include a sodium-based or highly water soluble boron compound such as sodium tetraborate and/or boric acid, while a second source of boron can include a calcium-based boron compound such as colemanite (CaB3O4(OH)3.(H2O)) (e.g. when the carrier fertilizer is N- or K-based) and/or boron phosphate (BPO4) (e.g. when the carrier fertilizer is P-based). The solubility of the first source of boron is higher than the solubility of the second source of boron such that the sources of boron have different release rates into the soil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: The Mosaic Company
    Inventors: Michael McLaughlin, Jozefien Degryse, Roslyn Baird, Rodrigo Coqui da Silva, Kyle Freeman, Thomas Fry
  • Patent number: 11065656
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for producing a product by hydrolyzing a raw material containing vegetable waste comprising, a hydrolysis treatment step of subjecting the raw material to a hydrolysis treatment with steam by a hydrolysis treatment apparatus, a washing step of washing the hydrolyzed raw material with a washing liquid by a cleaning apparatus, and a solid-liquid separation step of separating the washed raw material into a solid component and a liquid component by a solid-liquid separation apparatus, wherein at least one of the solid content or the liquid con-tent is used as the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: SHINKO TECNOS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mamoru Kimura, Kentaro Nagasawa, Tadashi Nakamura