Patents by Inventor Karl Dawson

Karl Dawson has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20160324126
    Abstract: Systems and methods for estimating milk producing animal feed conversion efficiency and carbon footprint, such as to allow adjustments to be made in the animals feed to improve milk production, reduce waste, and/or reduce the carbon footprint. In embodiments of the present application, a system is provided that integrates a digestion model of an animal feed with milk production efficiency and carbon footprint. Such systems and methods are useful to analyze and compare different animal feed compositions that differ from one another in one or more components and/or to analyze the effect of the addition of a feed supplement on milk production efficiency and/or carbon footprint. In some embodiments, the systems and methods described herein provide feed parameter-carbon footprint compromise. A feed parameter-carbon footprint compromise is useful to adjust animal feed composition by balancing milk production efficiency with effects on carbon footprint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Applicant: Alltech, Inc.
    Inventors: James Dennison Johnston, Robin Alexander Johnston, Tyler Cole Bramble, Karl A. Dawson
  • Publication number: 20160324188
    Abstract: Systems and methods for estimating meat producing animal feed conversion efficiency and carbon footprint, such as to allow adjustments to be made in the animals feed to improve meat production, reduce waste, and/or reduce the carbon footprint. In embodiments of the present application, a system is provided that integrates a digestion model of an animal feed with weight gain efficiency and carbon footprint. Such systems and methods are useful to analyze and compare different animal feed compositions that differ from one another in one or more components and/or to analyze the effect of the addition of a feed supplement on weight gain efficiency and/or carbon footprint. In embodiments, the systems and methods described herein provide a feed parameter-carbon footprint compromise. A feed parameter-carbon footprint compromise is useful to adjust animal feed composition by balancing weight gain efficiency with effects on carbon footprint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Applicant: Alltech, Inc.
    Inventors: James Dennison JOHNSTON, Robin Alexander JOHNSTON, Tyler Cole BRAMBLE, Karl A. DAWSON
  • Patent number: 8756185
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for developing a semantic network are disclosed. The system includes a server and a client computer, and the method involves: creating a semantic network containing at least one root concept; performing a set of instructions associated with the semantic network, the set of instructions comprising: transmitting information about the semantic network from the client computer to a server; providing information about at least one resource to the server, the at least one resource containing concepts and relations associated with the at least one root concept; receiving information about a modified semantic network from the server; presenting the information about the modified semantic network to a user; receiving a response from the user; based on the response, further modifying the semantic network. The system interactively modifies semantic networks in response to user feedback, and produces personal semantic networks and document use histories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Tagged, Inc.
    Inventors: Karl Dawson, Jaromir Dzialo, Agata Niewiadomska, Piotr Metel, Marek Grochowski
  • Publication number: 20140019385
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for developing a semantic network are disclosed. The system includes a server and a client computer, and the method involves: creating a semantic network containing at least one root concept; performing a set of instructions associated with the semantic network, the set of instructions comprising: transmitting information about the semantic network from the client computer to a server; providing information about at least one resource to the server, the at least one resource containing concepts and relations associated with the at least one root concept; receiving information about a modified semantic network from the server; presenting the information about the modified semantic network to a user; receiving a response from the user; based on the response, further modifying the semantic network. The system interactively modifies semantic networks in response to user feedback, and produces personal semantic networks and document use histories.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: Tagged, Inc.
    Inventors: Karl Dawson, Jaromir DZIALO, Marek GROCHOWSKI, Piotr METEL, Agata NIEWIADOMSKA
  • Patent number: 8335754
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for generating a document representation are disclosed. The system includes a server and a client computer, and the method involves: receiving into memory a resource containing at least one sentence of text; producing a tree comprising tree elements indicating parts-of-speech and grammatical relations between the tree elements; producing semantic structures each having three tree elements to represent a simple clause (subject-predicate-object); and storing a semantic network of semantic structures and connections therebetween. The semantic network may be created from a user provided root concept. Output representations include concept maps, facts listings, text summaries, tag clouds, indices; and an annotated text. The system interactively modifies semantic networks in response to user feedback, and produces personal semantic networks and document use histories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Tagged, Inc.
    Inventors: Karl Dawson, Jaromir Dzialo, Marek Grochowski, Piotr Metel, Agata Niewiadomska
  • Publication number: 20110200705
    Abstract: This invention relates to dietary supplement compositions, foodstuffs (e.g., animal feed) comprising the same and methods of utilizing the same. In particular, the invention provides ruminant dietary supplement compositions (e.g., comprising a protein extract (e.g., a crude protein extract (e.g., a bacterial or yeast extract))) having a specific nitrogen and/or amino acid profile and a small particle size, methods of manufacturing the same, and compositions containing and methods of using the same (e.g., as a liquid or dry dietary supplement composition or as a component of a foodstuff (e.g., animal feed) to increase ruminant protein and amino acid absorption).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Applicant: Alltech, Inc.
    Inventors: Juan M. Tricarico, Karl A. Dawson, James D. Johnston
  • Publication number: 20110034400
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to methods for detecting, identifying, and measuring bacterial adherence to mucus and epithelial cells. In particular, the present invention provides assays for detecting and identifying the presence or absence of bacterial adherence to mucus (epithelial cells (e.g., present in the intestines), or other portion of an animal where bacteria may be present, and methods for identifying and characterizing (e.g., the efficacy of) modulators of bacterial adherence to mucus and epithelial cells, or other portion of the animal where bacteria may be present.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Applicant: ALLTECH, INC.
    Inventors: Karl A. Dawson, Colm Moran, Juha Apajalahti, Marko Lauraeus
  • Publication number: 20100228693
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for generating a document representation are disclosed. The system includes a server and a client computer, and the method involves: receiving into memory a resource containing at least one sentence of text; producing a tree comprising tree elements indicating parts-of-speech and grammatical relations between the tree elements; producing semantic structures each having three tree elements to represent a simple clause (subject-predicate-object); and storing a semantic network of semantic structures and connections therebetween. The semantic network may be created from a user provided root concept. Output representations include concept maps, facts listings, text summaries, tag clouds, indices; and an annotated text. The system interactively modifies semantic networks in response to user feedback, and produces personal semantic networks and document use histories.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Applicant: phiScape AG
    Inventors: Karl DAWSON, Jaromir DZIALO, Marek GROCHOWSKI, Piotr METEL, Agata NIEWIADOMSKA
  • Publication number: 20090263416
    Abstract: In one aspect of the present invention, a method is provided for reducing or eliminating antibiotic resistance in bacteria, comprising exposing the bacteria to a composition comprising a yeast cell wall preparation in an amount effective for reducing or eliminating resistance of the bacteria to at least one antibiotic. In one embodiment, the method comprises exposing the bacteria to the yeast cell wall preparation in an amount effective for eliminating a plasmid conferring resistance to the antibiotic, or for preventing transfer of the plasmid between bacteria. In another aspect, a method is provided for reducing prevalence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in an animal, comprising administering to the animal a composition comprising a yeast cell wall preparation in an amount effective for reducing or eliminating the presence of an antibiotic-resistant bacterial population in the animal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2007
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Inventors: Karl A. Dawson, Melissa C. Newman
  • Patent number: 7048937
    Abstract: Feeding yeast cell wall-containing compositions, including those compositions comprising mannanoligosaccharide(s), to animals exposed to or infected with coccidia, especially poultry exposed to pathogenic species of Eimeria, results in improved livestock performance and physical condition as compared with those animals who were not fed such compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: Alltech, Inc.
    Inventors: Karl A. Dawson, Arnold E. Sefton
  • Patent number: 6750051
    Abstract: Methods and enzyme supplements for enhancing fiber digestion in mammals and birds are described. The supplement comprises an effective amount of acetyl esterase, formulated for feeding to animals consuming significant percentages of forages in the diet. The compositions of this invention improve dry matter and neutral detergent fiber disappearance rates, and are useful dietary supplements for improving fiber digestion. The compositions of this invention may be utilized alone or in combination with known exogenous fibrolytic enzyme supplement to improve fiber digestion in mammals and birds. The acetyl esterase advantageously used in the compositions and methods of the present invention is produced by a ruminal isolate of Orpinomyces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2004
    Assignee: University of Kentucky Research Foundation
    Inventors: Juan M. Tricárico, Karl A. Dawson
  • Publication number: 20030165487
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods and compositions for the following: improving rumen fermentation efficiency; increasing the efficiency with which dietary starch is utilized while preventing a deleterious increase in ruminal lactic acid concentration and/or a deleterious drop in ruminal pH; and promoting the growth of beneficial ruminal microorganisms. As a result, there is a concurrent improvement in the productivity and profitability of ruminant animal husbandry, especially in the diary and beef industries. These methods and compositions provide for the supplementation of the diet of a ruminant animal with exogenous amylase at relatively low levels, without any concomitant need for exogenous fibrolytic enzymes such as cellulases and xylanases. The methods and compositions of the present invention can further comprise supplementation with yeast preparations, rumen buffering agents, ionophores or other growth and productivity stimulating agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2003
    Publication date: September 4, 2003
    Inventors: Juan Tricarico, Karl A. Dawson, Jay D. Johnston
  • Publication number: 20030091589
    Abstract: Feeding yeast cell wall-containing compositions, including those compositions comprising mannanoligosaccharide(s), to animals exposed to or infected with coccidia, especially poultry exposed to pathogenic species of Eimeria, results in improved livestock performance and physical condition as compared with those animals who were not fed such compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2002
    Publication date: May 15, 2003
    Inventors: Karl A. Dawson, Arnold E. Sefton
  • Publication number: 20030035822
    Abstract: Methods and enzyme supplements for enhancing fiber digestion in mammals and birds are described. The supplement comprises an effective amount of acetyl esterase, formulated for feeding to animals consuming significant percentages of forages in the diet. The compositions of this invention improve dry matter and neutral detergent fiber disappearance rates, and are useful dietary supplements for improving fiber digestion. The compositions of this invention may be utilized alone or in combination with known exogenous fibrolytic enzyme supplement to improve fiber digestion in mammals and birds. The acetyl esterase advantageously used in the compositions and methods of the present invention is produced by a ruminal isolate of Orpinomyces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2002
    Publication date: February 20, 2003
    Inventors: Juan M. Tricarico, Karl A. Dawson
  • Patent number: 4999283
    Abstract: A method for separating male and female determining spermatozoa includes the initial step of exposing freshly ejaculated spermatozoa in a substantially protein free diluent to an excess concentration of a monoclonal antibody directed against H-Y antigen that binds substantially exclusively with male determining spermatozoa. The method continues with the suspending of the exposed spermatozoa together with a conjugate of (1) an immunoglobulin G antibody that binds substantially exclusively to the monoclonal antibody and (2) an immunoabsorbant substrate in a substantially protein free diluent. This forms a conjugate/spermatozoa preparation. The method concludes with the recovering of the separated male and female determining spermatozoa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 12, 1991
    Assignee: University of Kentucky Research Foundation
    Inventors: Panayiotis M. Zavos, Karl A. Dawson