Patents by Inventor Teruo Higa

Teruo Higa 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).

  • Patent number: 8110009
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions and methods for dry cleaning garments. The present invention provides a petroleum based processed detergent for dry cleaning and methods of use. The present invention provides methods of using the petroleum based processed detergent for dry cleaning wherein use of the detergent decreases the proliferation of bacteria and microbes in the detergent, and reduces the opposite pollution ratio of the detergent following a dry cleaning cycle. Additionally, the petroleum based processed detergent maintains a stable conductivity during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Inventors: Teruo Higa, Hirosi Kita, Masahiro Mizukami
  • Patent number: 7745202
    Abstract: A process for producing soap is provided, which includes effective microorganisms (EM) and EM-X ceramic powder, which are added to enhance the degree of saponification of fat, strengthen the cleaning power, and to provide a detergent that is capable of proliferating effective microorganisms in sewage water after washing and cleaning the sewage water, and which exhibits an effect as a water purification material after washing. Effective microorganisms (EM) including mainly facultative anaerobic lactic acid bacteria, yeast and photosynthetic bacteria and EM-X ceramic powder are added in the process of producing the soap, thereby, the treated material obtained according to the present invention exhibits an environmental purification effect as a substrate of benign microorganisms or a microorganism material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: EM Research Organization, Inc.
    Inventor: Teruo Higa
  • Publication number: 20080241908
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions and methods for dry cleaning garments. The present invention provides a petroleum based processed detergent for dry cleaning and methods of use. The present invention provides methods of using the petroleum based processed detergent for dry cleaning wherein use of the detergent decreases the proliferation of bacteria and microbes in the detergent, and reduces the opposite pollution ratio of the detergent following a dry cleaning cycle. Additionally, the petroleum based processed detergent maintains a stable conductivity during use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Inventors: Teruo Higa, Hirosi Kita, Masahiro Mizukami
  • Publication number: 20070190625
    Abstract: Regarding a detergent made using fermentation technology and its production method, in a production process of soap, effective microorganisms (EM) and EM-X ceramic powder are added to enhance a saponification degree of fat, strengthen a cleaning power as well, and also to realize a detergent capable of proliferating effective microorganisms in sewage water after washing and cleaning the sewage water, and exhibit an effect as a water purification material after washing. On selecting microorganisms, as a living organism playing a starter role in an environmental purification process, in particular, effective microorganisms (EM) consisting mainly of facultative anaerobic lactic acid bacteria, yeast and photosynthetic bacteria and EM-X ceramic powder are introduced in a production process of soap, thereby, a treated material obtained according to the present invention exhibits an environmental purification effect as a substrate of benign microorganisms or a microorganism material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2005
    Publication date: August 16, 2007
    Applicant: EM Research Organization, Inc
    Inventor: Teruo Higa
  • Patent number: 6684824
    Abstract: Contained within an enclosure formed by an outer cylinder 2 and couplings 5, 5 equipped with connection ports 7, 7 connected to a liquid fuel system there are ceramic bodies 11, 11, which are formed by baking or firing of a substance wherein an effective microorganism colony, or a material obtained by fermentation thereof, or both, has or have been kneaded, and which are respectively arranged between the north poles N, N, . . . and the south poles S, S, . . . of permanent magnets 10, 10, . . . .
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2004
    Assignee: Em Research Organization, Inc.
    Inventors: Teruo Higa, Takafuku Kato
  • Publication number: 20030072696
    Abstract: Contained within an enclosure formed by an outer cylinder 2 and couplings 5, 5 equipped with connection ports 7, 7 connected to a liquid fuel system there are ceramic bodies 11, 11, which are formed by baking or firing of a substance wherein an effective microorganism colony, or a material obtained by fermentation thereof, or both, has or have been kneaded, and which are respectively arranged between the north poles N, N, . . . and the south poles S, S, . . . of permanent magnets 10, 10.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2001
    Publication date: April 17, 2003
    Applicant: EM RESEARCH ORGANIZATION, INC.
    Inventors: Teruo Higa, Takafuku Kato
  • Patent number: 5707856
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a method for disposing of organic waste materials using microorganisms; methods for accelerating the growth of plants, for destroying or repelling insect pests, for improving the soil, of deodorization and for improving water quality, using the waste materials processed by the disposal method; and compositions for use in these methods. The microbiological method for disposing of an organic waste material comprises the step of bringing (i) an organic waste material into contact with (ii) at least 5 species of microorganisms, each being selected from each of 5 groups consisting of actinomycetes, phototrophic bacteria, lactic acid bacteria, mold fungi and yeast, the microorganisms (a) being acid-fast, (b) capable of producing lactic acid, (c) producing no butyric acid, (d) being non-pathogenic and (e) having an antagonistic value of 50 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1998
    Inventor: Teruo Higa
  • Patent number: 5698028
    Abstract: According to the present invention, ceramics which are prepared by calcining a composition comprising raw ceramic materials and a microorganism and/or culture fluid thereof, wherein the microorganisms is capable of producing an antioxidation material. The ceramic of the present invention possesses a variety of activities of, for instance, improving the soil, decomposing sewage or sludge, and deodorizing an unpleasant odor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 16, 1997
    Inventor: Teruo Higa
  • Patent number: 5683665
    Abstract: According to the present invention, ceramics which are prepared by calcining a composition comprising raw ceramic materials and a microorganism and/or culture fluid thereof, wherein the microorganisms is capable of producing an antioxidation material. The ceramic of the present invention possesses a variety of activities of, for instance, improving the soil, decomposing sewage or sludge, and deodorizing an unpleasant odor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 4, 1997
    Inventor: Teruo Higa
  • Patent number: 5683664
    Abstract: According to the present invention, ceramics which are prepared by calcining a composition comprising raw ceramic materials and a microorganism and/or culture fluid thereof, wherein the microorganisms is capable of producing an antioxidation material. The ceramic of the present invention possesses a variety of activities of, for instance, improving the soil, decomposing sewage or sludge, and deodorizing an unpleasant odor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 4, 1997
    Inventor: Teruo Higa
  • Patent number: 5683951
    Abstract: According to the present invention, ceramics which are prepared by calcining a composition comprising raw ceramic materials and a microorganisms and/or culture fluid thereof, wherein the microorganisms is capable of producing an antioxidation material. The ceramic of the present invention possesses a variety of activities of, for instance, improving the soil, decomposing sewage or sludge, and deodorizing an unpleasant odor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 4, 1997
    Inventor: Teruo Higa
  • Patent number: 5602065
    Abstract: According to the present invention, ceramics which are prepared by calcining a composition comprising raw ceramic materials and a microorganism and/or culture fluid thereof, wherein the microorganisms is capable of producing an antioxidation material. The ceramic of the present invention possesses a variety of activities of, for instance, improving the soil, decomposing sewage or sludge, and deodorizing an unpleasant odor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 11, 1997
    Inventor: Teruo Higa
  • Patent number: 5591634
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a method for disposing of organic waste materials using microorganisms; methods for accelerating the growth of plants, for destroying or repelling insect pests, for improving the soil, of deodorization and for improving water quality, using the waste materials processed by the disposal method; and compositions for use in these methods. The microbiological method for disposing of an organic waste material comprises the step of bringing (i) an organic waste material into contact with (ii) at least 5 species of microorganisms, each being selected from each of 5 groups consisting of actinomycetes, phototrophic bacteria, lactic acid bacteria, mold fungi and yeast, the microorganisms (a) being acid-fast, (b) capable of producing lactic acid, (c) producing no butyric acid, (d) being non-pathogenic and (e) having an antagonistic value of 50 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 7, 1997
    Inventor: Teruo Higa
  • Patent number: 5521131
    Abstract: According to the present invention, ceramics which are prepared by calcining a composition comprising raw ceramic materials and a microorganism and/or culture fluid thereof, wherein the microorganisms is capable of producing an antioxidation material. The ceramic of the present invention possesses a variety of activities of, for instance, improving the soil, decomposing sewage or sludge, and deodorizing an unpleasant odor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 28, 1996
    Inventor: Teruo Higa
  • Patent number: 5073257
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for treating contaminated water without addition of chemical agents. A treatment zone is provided, having water-impermeable bottom and side walls, the bottom sloping stepwise from an input end to an output end. Soil is disposed within the treatment zone, and plants are grown therein. Contaminated water is applied to the input end of the treatment zone and flows through the soil to the output end, thereby being treated by the soil and providing nutrients to the plants. Treated water is collected in a collection area at the bottom of the output end, from where it is removed for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1991
    Assignees: AKWN Xo., Ltd., Ryoko Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Teruo Higa
  • Patent number: 4985060
    Abstract: The soil conditioner of this invention is basically composed of 4 to 4.75 parts by weight of coal ash, 4 to 4.75 parts by weight of slag, and 0.5 to 2 parts by weight of zeolite, and is useful for the overall improvement of soil including not only chemical and physical conditioning of the soil but also improvement of its ecological system. In addition to the aforesaid ingredients, this soil conditioner may contain a microorganism having the function of competing with the harmful microorganisms present in the soil or utilizing them as nutrient sources to eliminate the detrimental effects thereof, thereby inducing the propagation of useful microorganisms in the rhizosphere of the desired crop and promoting the growth of the crop, as well as 0.2 to 2% by weight of molasses based on the total weight of the coal ash, slag and zeolite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 15, 1991
    Assignees: Saken Corporation, Corporation Limited Rioko
    Inventor: Teruo Higa
  • Patent number: 4920694
    Abstract: Improved method and apparatus for plant culture, particularly in arid regions. A culture bed is defined by moisture-proof walls and is charged with soil. Pipes disposed at the bottom of the culture bed supply moisture to plants growing therein, the amount of moisture being controlled to maintain the upper boundary of the capillary penetration zone a distance below the soil surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 1, 1990
    Assignees: Saken Co., Ltd., Ryoko Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Teruo Higa
  • Patent number: 4839051
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for treating contaminated water without addition of chemical agents. A treatment zone is provided, having water-impermeable bottom and side walls, the bottom sloping stepwise from an input and to an output end. Soil is disposed within the treatment zone, and plants are grown therein. Contaminated water is applied to the input end of the treatment zone and flows through the soil to the output end, thereby being treated by the soil and providing nutrients to the plants. Treated water is collected in a collection area at the bottom of the output end, from where it is removed for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1987
    Date of Patent: June 13, 1989
    Assignees: Saken Co., Ltd., Ryoko Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Teruo Higa
  • Patent number: 4771572
    Abstract: Improved method and apparatus for plant culture, particularly in arid regions. A culture bed is defined by moisture-proof walls and is charged with soil. Pipes disposed at the bottom of the culture bed supply moisture to plants growing therein, the amount of moisture being controlled to maintain the upper boundary of the capillary penetration zone a distance below the soil surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1986
    Date of Patent: September 20, 1988
    Assignees: Saken, Co., Ltd., Ryoko Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Teruo Higa