Patents Examined by Wayne A. Langel
  • Patent number: 11053173
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and systems for the conversion of poultry waste into useful products. Some embodiments are directed to a process for forming a product solution from poultry waste. The process includes providing a feedstock that contains greater than 60 percent poultry waste, and anaerobically digesting the feedstock to produce a digestate that has a solids content of about 5% to about 15% by weight. The process also includes separating and classifying the digestate into multiple high solids fractions and a first filtrate. The process also includes adding the high solids fractions to an acid solution to form a slurry that is then separated and classified into multiple second solids fractions and a second filtrate. The process also includes clarifying the first and second filtrates to produce a first and a second centrate. The process also includes mixing the first centrate with the second centrate to form the product solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: CLEANBAY RENEWABLES LLC
    Inventor: Shawn Freitas
  • Patent number: 11051464
    Abstract: A method for reducing nitrate content in leafy vegetable plants, in particular, in salad crops, is provided. In the method, at least one organic osmolyte compound is delivered, in a predetermined amount, to the plant, preferably, a hydroponically cultivated plant. The method advantageously utilizes betaine compounds. Related preparation and uses are further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: LUONNONVARAKESKUS
    Inventors: Kari Jokinen, Pirjo Mäkelä
  • Patent number: 11053175
    Abstract: Provided herein are a use of thioether compounds of formula I as nitrification inhibitors, and agricultural mixtures and compositions including the thioether compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Barbara Nave, Joachim Dickhaut, Peter Nesvadba, Mihiret Tekeste Sisay, Alexander Wissemeier, Wolfram Zerulla, Gregor Pasda, Olof Wallquist, Allan F. Cunningham
  • Patent number: 11053172
    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: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Carbon Technology Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Richard W. Wilson, Han Suk Kim, Ranko Bontchev, Neil Christopher Wahlgren, Vern S Traxler, Timothy Alan Thompson, Brian Buege, Mark L. Jarand
  • Patent number: 11053171
    Abstract: Biochars and methods for treating biochars are provided that are useful in various applications, including, but not limited to, applications related to the raising, care, maintenance, disease prevention, disease treatment and odor control of animals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Carbon Technology Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Wilson Belcher, Ranko Panayotov Bontchev, Han Suk Kim, Gregory Dean Butler, Brian Buege, Juliette MacKay
  • Patent number: 11046622
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a process for preparing a semi-humic material. The process includes heating an aqueous composition containing leonardiate ore and an organic acid salt, separating a first liquid portion, adjusting the pH of the first liquid portion and aging the first liquid portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    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: 11040918
    Abstract: A new slow-release fertilisers is described that is formed by applying graphene oxide (GO) as a carrier for micronutrients such as copper (Cu) and zinc (Zn), in which the micronutrients are efficiently bonded with the functional groups at the surface and sides of the GO sheets due to their affinity to the unpaired oxygen atoms in the GO. The prepared Cu-graphene oxide (Cu-GO) and Zn-graphene oxide (Zn-GO) fertilizers showed a biphasic dissolution behaviour compared to commercial zinc sulphate (ZnSO4) and copper sulphate (CuSO4) fertilizer granules, displaying both fast- and slow-release micronutrient release.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: The University of Adelaide
    Inventors: Dusan Losic, Shervin Kabiri, Michael McLaughlin, Diana Tran, Ivan Andelkovic
  • Patent number: 11039580
    Abstract: An agro-industrial process with minimal environmental impact, of the type having a step of cultivating vegetable and/or mushroom products, includes a step of harvesting the products, at least one step of thermo-mechanical treatment of the products in order to obtain intermediate products, and a step of packaging of a final stage of the intermediate products. The thermo-mechanical treatment step provides for a mechanical process of removing the unnecessary parts from the products so as to define waste. The waste, constituted exclusively by vegetable substances, is separated from the intermediate products, intended for the subsequent treatment and packaging steps, and sent into a biogas production unit. The digestate, constituted by the waste of the biogas production unit, is used as a fertilizer on the respective cultivation soil in a new step of cultivation of vegetable products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: INDUSTRIE ROLLI ALIMENT ARI S.P.A.
    Inventor: Gian Paolo Rolli
  • Patent number: 11034626
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides robust fertilizer particles suitable for fertigation. A composition comprising mineral oil, primary alkylamines and water-insoluble particles may coat fertilizer particles and make them suitable for fertigation. Furthermore, the coated particles display reduced dusting tendency. The coating composition may be applied as a thin, single, continuous layer covering the particle core. The coating may avoid surface film problems when the particles are dissolved in water, even if the very hydrophobic mineral oil is less dense than water. It may be counterintuitive to include water-insoluble particles in a fertilizer particle for fertigation, however the claimed particles may be dissolved to make a fertigation solution that avoid problems in tanks, nozzles and piping of the fertigation systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: YARA INTERNATIONAL ASA
    Inventors: Petrus Cornelis Maria Mutsaers, Terje Tande
  • Patent number: 11021409
    Abstract: Fertilizers with urease inhibitors and/or nitrification inhibitors are described. The fertilizer can include an extruded granule containing urea, a polymeric binder, and a nitrification inhibitor and/or an urease inhibitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Yoganand Gurumallappa, Ravi Hegde, Satish Burla, Rajamalleswaramma Koripelly, Samik Gupta
  • Patent number: 11021414
    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: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventors: Gary David McKnight, David Bruce Parker, Yang Zehni, Ray Perkins, Wei Xu
  • Patent number: 11021412
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a humic substance based Si-fertilizer product having storage-stable, bio-available Si, which is produced by forming a mixture of, 45-95% by weight of a humic acid-containing raw material, 5-50% by weight of amorphous silica, and 0.5-10 % by weight of an alkali, all amounts based on the total weight of the dry components, incubated in an aqueous medium, and optionally dried and granulated, wherein the bio-available silicon is in the form of water-soluble chelates of monosilicic acid-humate compounds. The invention also relates to a method of producing humic substance based Si-fertilizer, a method for increasing the uptake of silicon in plants and use of the humic substance based Si-fertilizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: ELKEM ASA
    Inventors: Vladimir Matychenkov, Tor Soyland Hansen, Magne Dastol, Odd Skogerbo
  • Patent number: 11001537
    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: May 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventors: Gary David McKnight, David Bruce Parker, Yang Zehni, Ray Perkins, Wei Xu
  • Patent number: 11001536
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a biostimulant and biofertilizer bioinoculant composition in a Solanum tuberosum-based medium, which comprises microorganisms that produce siderophores and indole derivatives, solubilize phosphorus and fix atmospheric nitrogen. Said composition further comprises one or more indole derivatives and includes at least one additional carbon source. It is also disclosed a method for producing said composition. The composition of the present invention provides an alternative to chemical fertilization of crops, promotes plant growth by maintaining stable cell counts after its application to a substrate or to plant material and has extended shelf life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD JAVERIANA
    Inventor: Lucia Ana Díaz Ariza
  • Patent number: 11000817
    Abstract: A fluidized bed granulator for granulation with urea or urea-containing liquids is described, wherein the granulation liquid is supplied via a supply manifold comprising a header and risers. The risers are at least in part provided inside channels for secondary gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: STAMICARBON B.V.
    Inventors: Petrus Anna Maria Robertus Simons, Johannes Lambertus Kursten
  • Patent number: 10994999
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an agricultural composition for facilitating treatment of a plant, in accordance with some embodiments. Accordingly, the agricultural composition may include carbanions and a diluting agent. Further, a carbanion of the carbanions may include a carbon atom. Further, the carbon atom may include a formal charge of ?1. Further, the diluting agent may be capable of dissolving the carbanions for forming a solution. Further, the dissolving of the carbanions may include diluting the carbanions. Further, a ratio of the diluting agent to the carbanions by volume ranges from 50:1 to 550:1. Further, the dissolving facilitates at least one application of the solution to the plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventor: Donald Richard Wilshe
  • Patent number: 10995009
    Abstract: The production of NH3, Urea, UAN, and DAP, starting from inherently intermittent renewable energy, such as photovoltaic and wind power, is made economical by use of molten salt thermal energy storage (ESS) and water electrolyzer (WE) concentrated oxygen. The process inputs and equipment apply air; hydrogen-containing fuel, such as biomass; WE (concentrated O2 and H2 producing); thermal ESS equipped with a turbine and generator to steady the electricity input to the WE; and an ammonia plant. The thermal ESS enables minimally sized process equipment including, the WE, the air separation unit and less hydrogen storage. The concentrated oxygen from the water electrolyzer uniquely enables high-temperature thermal ESS input, water and CO2 collection and other fertilizer products, including Urea, UAN and DAP. DAP production is facilitated by using WE high-purity O2 oxidation and ammonium nitrate is similarly facilitated by anhydrous NH3 oxidation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventor: Christopher Papile
  • Patent number: 10988419
    Abstract: According to some demonstrative embodiments, there is provided herein a fertilizer granule including a fertilizer dust and one or more binders wherein said granule comprises a single strength of at least 2.5 kg/gran and a single strength after humidity chamber 24 hours, 79% RH of at least 0.5 kg/granule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Dead Sea Works Ltd.
    Inventors: Khalil Abu Rabeah, Ruben Socolovsky, Natalia Geinik, Ayoub Alhowashla, Joseph Lati
  • Patent number: 10981839
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method of increasing the concentration of K2O in an aqueous solution. The method comprises reacting potassium sulfate with an acidic compound to yield a product that includes potassium hydrogen sulfate. The product can be used to supplement crops in need of potassium. The product can also have other nutrients added to it, depending on the desired end use. Advantageously, these products increase yield as compared to prior art products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Compass Minerals USA Inc.
    Inventors: Robert A. Geiger, Kristopher Lee Shelite, Steffen M. Ball, Vatren Jurin
  • Patent number: 10981841
    Abstract: A stabilized ammonium humate mixture including an amount of humic acid between about 7.0% to about 10% of the mixture and an amount of ammonia between about 1.0% to about 14% of the mixture, where the remainder of the mixture is water. The stabilized ammonium humate mixture has a pH between about 9 to about 11.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: OrganoCat, LLC
    Inventor: Alexander I. Shulgin