Material For Absorbing Moisture From Waste Product Patents (Class 119/171)
  • Patent number: 11358879
    Abstract: An object is to provide an excrement treatment agent, which can suppress not only the odor of feces but also the ammonia odor in various environments. An excrement treatment agent, comprising limonite, lignin and bentonite, wherein, when further comprising slaked lime, the amount of the slaked lime is 10 mass % or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: EXCELSIOR INC.
    Inventor: Kanichi Adachi
  • Patent number: 11278868
    Abstract: A water absorption treatment material includes a core portion and a coating portion. The core portion is approximately circular column-shaped and has a side surface, a first bottom surface, and a second bottom surface. The coating portion is provided so as to cover the core portion. A region of 80% or more of the side surface of the core portion is covered by the coating portion. A region of 80% or more of the first bottom surface of the core portion is exposed without being covered by the coating portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: DAIKI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Junji Yoshinaga
  • Patent number: 11224200
    Abstract: An excrement treatment material includes a plurality of granules that absorb excrement. Each granule includes a granular core portion, and a coating portion. The core portion has a circular cross-section, and has a function of absorbing and retaining the excrement. The coating portion coats the core portion. The coating portion has a function of causing the plurality of granules, which have absorbed the excrement, to adhere to each other. In a cross-section of each granule that is in the same plane as the cross-section of the core portion, a thickness of the coating portion on one side of the core portion is smaller than a thickness of the coating portion on another side of the core portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: DAIKI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Junji Yoshinaga
  • Patent number: 11116236
    Abstract: The invention provides porous tea granules including leaf tea particles and binder, wherein at least 50% by weight of the leaf tea particles have a particle size of 100 ?m to 300 ?m; the binder is a tea-based binder including tea solids; the tea granules including binder in an amount of 1 to 40% by dry weight; and the porous tea granules have a D[4,3] of more than 350 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Conopco Inc.
    Inventors: Mansoor Ahmed Ansari, Andrew Paul Ormerod, Benjamin Jesukumar Rajapandian
  • Patent number: 10973203
    Abstract: A method for preparing an ammonia abatement additive for poultry litter that is formulated to assure activation in an interior environment having various relative humidity conditions. The method includes obtaining a blended litter amendment composition that, based on weight, is about 40% deliquescent salt and about 60% aluminum sulfate, relative to a total weight of the two components. The composition can be made by the user or received, already blended, from a third party. To this blended composition that has been obtained, additional deliquescent salt is added in an amount such that the total amount of deliquescent salt is effective to activate the alum-containing ammonia abatement additive at the targeted low relative humidity condition in the interior of a poultry house. The composition is a sub-component of the ammonia abatement additive which may or may not contain additional compounds. The specified relative proportions (i.e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: CHEMTRADE CHEMICALS US LLC
    Inventor: Rex A. Johns
  • Patent number: 10774013
    Abstract: Methods and processes for producing mulch products are disclosed. A mulch product that includes a fertilizer, at least one seed, and a mulch, and methods and processes for producing mulch products are detailed. The mulch includes wood pellets formed from processed raw sawdust that has been ground. The ground sawdust is formed into pellets, such as by compression. The pellets are then crumbled to form the wood pellets to have a substantially regular outer surface that minimizes engagement with the at least one seed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Central Garden & Pet Company
    Inventors: Kenneth Hignight, Debra Hignight
  • Patent number: 10766791
    Abstract: [Solution] Provided is a plant-derived water purifying agent used for water purification for industrial wastewater, etc. and including a granulated product of a plant powder, such that when a wastewater purifying treatment using the plant-derived water purifying agent is performed by an automated purifying treatment device, the water purifying agent can be suitably used in the automated purifying treatment device. It is more preferable that a Carr's fluidity index of the water purifying agent obtained by measuring 3 items of the water purifying agent, which are an angle of repose, a degree of compression, and a spatula angle be 40 or greater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: DEXERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Kimura, Koji Hirata
  • Patent number: 10750715
    Abstract: A process for making an animal litter from a woody biomass starting material is described, with the performance amendments substantially located entirely on the outside surface of the woody biomass particles. The process may include the steps of densifying the biomass starting material, crumbling the densified biomass material; screening the densified biomass material for size; optionally adding a zeolite containing a scent; spray coating the sized, densified biomass particles with a surface adhesion agent; and powder dosing the sized, densified biomass particles and zeolites with a performance amendment comprising equal parts bentonite and guar gum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Lignetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonah Levine, Frank Kvietok
  • Patent number: 10660302
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclosed relate to absorbent clumping animal litter compositions, and to methods of using and making the same. In some embodiments, the present invention provides an absorbent clumping animal litter composition including an absorbent component and a pumice component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas S. Cortner, Jim Mabrey, Eric Frantz
  • Patent number: 10631518
    Abstract: It is possible to provide an absorbent sheet for pets capable of making a trace of excreta of a pet difficult to be visually recognized. The absorbent sheet for pets comprising: a liquid-permeable top sheet; a liquid-impermeable back sheet; an absorbent core provided between the top sheet and the back sheet; a colored area covered with the top sheet and visually recognizable from the top sheet side; and an aroma chemical provided on the top sheet side relative to the absorbent core. L*value of the colored area in an L*a*b*color system is 50 or less. A total light transmittance of the top sheet is in a range of 40 to 80%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: UNICHARM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Sasano, Yumei Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10617095
    Abstract: An absorbent sheet 10 for pets comprises: a liquid-permeable top sheet 12; a liquid-impermeable back sheet 14; an absorbent core provided between the top sheet 12 and the back sheet 14; and a colored area visually recognizable from a top sheet side. An antimicrobial and/or a bacteriostat is provided on the top sheet side relative to the absorbent core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: UNICHARM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Sasano, Yumei Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10561118
    Abstract: A non-dispersible granular substrate remains solid when exposed to moisture is formed of a plurality of granules, each granule being a mixture including an inert mineral component, a binder formed of a reaction between cane molasses and hydrated lime, and optionally a light weight additive. A method of making a non-granular substrate includes forming a batch mixture including an inert mineral component, hydrated lime, cane molasses, water and optionally a light weight additive, and co-pelletizing the batch mixture to form a plurality of granules. The granular substrate can be used, for example, as animal bedding (e.g. cat litter).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: The National Lime and Stone Company
    Inventors: James Welshimer, Jeffrey Wigdahl, Jonathan Smeltz
  • Patent number: 10517264
    Abstract: Provided is an animal litter that is capable of sufficiently exerting an effect of perfume-containing microcapsules over a long period of time, and a method for manufacturing the same. The animal litter includes a plurality of grains, wherein each of these grains includes a granular base material and a plurality of microcapsules adhering to the outer surface of the base material, the base material includes a low-absorbent material having an initial absorption rate of 10% or less, and the individual microcapsules are impact-breakable microcapsules including a perfume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: UNICHARM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tatsuya Sogou
  • Patent number: 10492521
    Abstract: A composite including coffee grounds and the method for preparing the same are disclosed. The method includes drying 20˜50 wt % of coffee grounds such that the water content of the coffee grounds is 0.1%˜3%, then stirring and mixing the dried coffee grounds with 40˜70 wt % of plastic, 5˜25 wt % of calcium carbonate and 3˜10 wt % of mix modifier, and then performing granulation to form granular composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: HOME ACRYLIC INC.
    Inventor: Hsiang-Chun Hung
  • Patent number: 10426131
    Abstract: A solid, free-flowing composition adapted to deliver fragrance or malodor counteractant in a consumer product that is subjected to actual or potential malodorous influences. The composition comprises a delivery system consisting of a core material surrounded by a fragranced material comprising microdroplets of a dispersed fragrance in a fragrance-encapsulating material, optionally surrounded by a protective coating, and, an external absorbent material in which the fragrance delivery vehicle is dispersed. The composition is effective with respect to animal litters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: GIVAUDAN S.A.
    Inventors: Christian Quellet, Johnny Bouwmeesters, Sibilla Delorenzi, Thomas McGee
  • Patent number: 10368526
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclosed relate to absorbent clumping animal litter compositions, and to methods of using and making the same. In some embodiments, the present invention provides an absorbent clumping animal litter composition including an absorbent component and a pumice component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas S Cortner, Jim Mabrey, Eric Frantz
  • Patent number: 10362768
    Abstract: The invention provides extruded animal litters and methods of making and using such litters. The animal litters comprise an extruded mixture of from about 10 to about 90% of one or more clays and from about 90 to about 10% of one or more starches. The use of starches to produce the extruded litters result in litters that are less dense than conventional clay-based animal litters and are therefore easier to transport and use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: SOCIÉTÉ DES PRODUCTS NESTLÉ S.A.
    Inventors: Dan Kenneth Dixon, Nathan Foster Huck
  • Patent number: 10338043
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wide range optical sensor for measuring pH, wherein said optical sensor contains a carrier and one or more p-nitro-phenyl/formaldehyde condensed polymer of formula (I) bounded to said carrier wherein n is 1-20, and Z is H or binding group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Pécsi Tudományegyetem
    Inventors: Barna Kovács, Katalin Balogh, Aleksandar Secenji
  • Patent number: 10239022
    Abstract: Mesoporous membranes have shown promising separation performance with a potential to lower the energy consumption, leading to a dramatic cost reduction. Recently, an extensive effort has been made on the design of membranes which brought a significant progress toward the synthesis of well-defined porous morphologies, most of which synthesized by surfactant-template methodology. Currently, the most well-designed state-of-the-art membranes using this technique are made from metals, polymers, carbon, silica, etc. In the present invention, we demonstrate mesoporous calcium-silicate particles having superior separation capacity and optimal permeability, thereby leading to reduced energy consumption for selective separation of gases/liquids and/or the combination thereof. We explore various methods to improve the calcium-silicate membranes properties by tuning pore density during the synthesis/aging process, while favoring the formation of uniformly distributed nanopores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: C-Crete Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Rouzbeh Shahsavari, Vahid Hejazi
  • Patent number: 10212917
    Abstract: Disclosed is a cat attractant that comprises alfalfa meal at a plant fiber having an acidic pH, such as cranberry fiber. It has been found that the cat attractant can be used to render a cat litter box more attractive to cats, and, it is believed, to thereby mitigate litter aversion syndrome. Also disclosed are an animal litter, a method of preparing an animal litter, and a method of using the cat attractant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Kent Pet Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Lin Wang, Elizabeth Flickinger, Michael Eversmeyer
  • Patent number: 10085415
    Abstract: Disclosed is a cat attractant that comprises alfalfa meal and a plant fiber having an acidic pH, such as cranberry fiber. It has been found that the cat attractant can be used to render a cat litter box more attractive to cats, and, it is believed, to thereby mitigate litter aversion syndrome. Also disclosed are an animal litter, a method of preparing an animal litter, and a method of using the cat attractant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Kent Pet Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Lin Wang, Elizabeth Flickinger, Michael Eversmeyer
  • Patent number: 10051834
    Abstract: A cementitious clumping material is provided and in particular to an animal litter formed therefrom. The cementitious clumping material includes a mixture of particulate, cement, and a cellulosic material. The cementitious clumping material in some embodiments contains a dust control agent, a polyol, or combinations thereof. The cementitious clumping material is pourable into a litter box and agglomerates into a clump upon contact with urine or other liquid forming a clump having a percentage of maximal strength greater than 95% upon clump formation, and having a clump strength of greater than greater than 250 kg/cm2. The clump is further capable of removal with a perforated scoop after as little as one minute of formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: The Andersons, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Schumski, Norman A. Peiffer
  • Patent number: 10051835
    Abstract: An excreta treatment material in which the effect of chemicals including a perfume can be efficiently and sufficiently exhibited. This excreta treatment material is configured from a plurality of particulate substances, wherein the plurality of particulate substances comprises a mixture of base granules composed of aggregates of a water-absorbing particulate substance and chemical granules composed of aggregates of a chemical-containing particulate substance, the chemical granules moving upward upon application of vibration to the mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Unicharm Corporation
    Inventors: Chiyo Takagi, Shinya Kaneko, Takeshi Ikegami
  • Patent number: 10017707
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a novel method and machine for the production of a biomass composition from waste materials including the steps of evaluating the waste material for emissions related factors, treating the evaluated waste material with the additive composition to form a low emissions biomass composition and shaping the biomass composition into solid fuel formations. The present invention further provides an additive composition used in the treatment of the waste materials that comprises an emission sponge, a filler and optional BTU modifier. The treating step includes the steps of sizing selected waste materials, blending the sized waste materials with the additive composition formulated specifically for the waste material and forming with a press the blended waste materials into solid fuel formations. The resulting biomass solid fuel formations produce lower emissions than typically produced by coal and may be combined with, or used in place of coal in fuel burning structures and devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: V35A Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Bumgarner, Joseph Kempf
  • Patent number: 9999198
    Abstract: Animal bedding having one or more solvents and a lignocellulosic fiber, wherein the lignocellulosic fiber has been processed by ruminant digestion and anaerobic digestion. A method for preparing pelletized animal bedding is also disclosed including the steps of providing excrement from a cow which has undergone ruminant digestion, introducing the cow excrement into an anaerobic digester, modifying the cow excrement to a first wet product, drying the first wet product to generate a first dry product, and densifying the first dry product to, in turn, generate pelletized animal bedding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: CCD Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Carey J. Boote, Russ Malek
  • Patent number: 9968912
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a granular excretion disposal material having a core portion and a covering layer that covers the core portion. The method includes: a granulating step of granulating the core portion by blending a core portion raw material containing pulp and highly absorbent resin, with water; a covering step of forming the covering layer by spraying a covering layer raw material containing pulp and highly absorbent resin, onto a surface of the core portion granulated in the granulating step; a drying step of drying a granular matter, in which the covering layer is formed in the covering step, with hot air; and a cooling step of cooling the granular matter dried in the drying step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Unicharm Corporation
    Inventors: Shotaro Mochizuki, Hidekazu Yamada, Takahiro Otomo, Tatsuya Sogo, Chiyo Takagi
  • Patent number: 9938441
    Abstract: A pollution removal composition includes: (a) at least one silica gel; and (b) at least one wood-derived absorbent agent, characterized in that the silica gel has a grain-size distribution of between 60 and 500 ym and a density of between 150 and 400 kg/m3. A pollution removal method using the composition is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: PREVOR INTERNATIONAL
    Inventors: Mathilde Neel, Laurence Mathieu, Joel Blomet, Marie-Claude Meyer
  • Patent number: 9909955
    Abstract: A method of collecting a urine sample including appropriately locating hydrophobic sand with respect to the urine sample. Use of the hydrophobic sand including providing a barrier in the form of at least one layer of the sand; and collecting a urine sample by appropriately locating the sand with respect to the urine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Coastline Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Zeev Birger, Yoram Hasson, Brian David Cohen, Alon Rosenberg
  • Patent number: 9861072
    Abstract: The object of invention is an animal cage litter composition, especially suitable for cats, in the form of compacted and/or ground down sunflower hulls, in the amount from 1% to 100%, preferably 100%, with addition of the known binder, in the amount from 0% to 50%, and/or the known filler, in the amount from 0% to 80%, in the total mass of compacted sunflower hulls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Inventor: Tomasz Gawron
  • Patent number: 9854786
    Abstract: A production method for animal excrement treatment material and a production device therefor, having: a step in which a raw material is granulized and a granular material is obtained; and a step in which a coating material is coated on the granular material. The step in which the coating material is coated on the granular material has: a step in which the coating material is arranged on the granular material; and a step in which a vibration is applied to the granular material having the coating material arranged thereupon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventors: Shotaro Mochizuki, Hidekazu Yamada, Takahiro Otomo, Tatsuya Sogo, Chiyo Takagi
  • Patent number: 9776352
    Abstract: A method of producing animal litter including bentonite which includes a step of forming, from a starting material for animal litter containing bentonite, a starting mixture that contains 10 to 60 mass % of granules that remain on an 8.0 mm-aperture sieve and 40 to 90 mass % of granules that pass through an 8.0 mm-aperture sieve, a step of conveying the starting mixture on a path of conveyance, a step of loading the starting mixture that has been conveyed on the path of conveyance into a granulator capable of pulverizing and granulation, pulverizing at least the granules remaining on the 8.0 mm-aperture sieve while forming a granulated product, and a step of drying the granulated product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Unicharm Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Ikegami, Kenji Hiroshima
  • Patent number: 9750226
    Abstract: A method of making animal litter from a tree nuts, such as from a walnut composition of shells, pelica and membrane, by grinding or crushing the walnut composition, removing all or almost all of the shells from the walnut composition by vibration and aspiration to form muller, adding any desired additives to the muller (e.g. fragrances, fillers and extenders, clumping agent such as guar bean, mold inhibitor agent such as calcium propionate, etc.), and pelletizing the muller by heating and compressing the muller through small apertures and cutting the muller exiting the apertures at desired lengths. The heating and compression of the muller results in pellets that have odor absorbing characteristics that outperform commercial animal litters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: ECO-SHELL, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Blankinship, Raymond L. John, Helen I. Cantrell
  • Patent number: 9686963
    Abstract: A water absorbing material that is suitable for being discarded by being flushed down a flush toilet is provided. The water absorbing material includes only an organic substance containing no nutrients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: DAIKI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Ito, Shinobu Hatanaka, Junji Yoshinaga
  • Patent number: 9668453
    Abstract: An animal litter, process for preparing the animal litter and a method for removal of animal waste using the animal litter are provided. The animal litter generally includes corn cob, a lubricant, and a cohesiveness agent. The animal litter is in the form of discrete plural particles which tend to agglomerate when wetted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Kent Pet Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Lin Wang, Thomas A. Wiesner
  • Patent number: 9596828
    Abstract: The object of invention is an animal cage litter composition, especially suitable for cats, in the form of compacted and/or ground down sunflower hulls, in the amount from 1% to 100%, preferably 100%, with addition of the known binder, in the amount from 0% to 50%, and/or the known filler, in the amount from 0% to 80%, in the total mass of compacted sunflower hulls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Inventor: Tomasz Gawron
  • Patent number: 9538722
    Abstract: Provided is an animal litter that is less liable to scatter and in which the depth of the solids is less liable to increase when a liquid such as urine has been absorbed. An animal litter composed of a plurality of particulates having water absorbency, wherein the particulates contain: long grains having a granularity of 4 mm or more and less than 10 mm, and a length that is greater than the diameter; and short grains having a granularity of 4 mm or more and less than 10 mm, and a length that is no more than the diameter. The long grains are provided with a core part primarily composed of pulp, and a coating layer containing highly water-absorbent resin and used for coating the core part. The weight ratio of the short grains in total of the long grains and the short grains is 10%-50%, inclusive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Unicharm Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Hiroshima, Tomoko Hirao, Shinya Kaneko, Hidekazu Yamada, Takahiro Otomo
  • Patent number: 9497927
    Abstract: An animal litter, process for preparing the animal litter and a method for removal of animal waste using the animal litter are provided. The animal litter generally includes corn cob, a lubricant, and a cohesiveness agent. The animal litter is in the form of discrete plural particles which tend to agglomerate when wetted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Kent Pet Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Lin Wang, Thomas A. Wiesner
  • Patent number: 9499757
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a novel method and machine for the production of a biomass composition from waste materials including the steps of evaluating the waste material for emissions related factors, treating the evaluated waste material with the additive composition to form a low emissions biomass composition and shaping the biomass composition into solid fuel formations. The present invention further provides an additive composition used in the treatment of the waste materials that comprises an emission sponge, a filler and optional BTU modifier. The treating step includes the steps of sizing selected waste materials, blending the sized waste materials with the additive composition formulated specifically for the waste material and forming with a press the blended waste materials into solid fuel formations. The resulting biomass solid fuel formations produce lower emissions than typically produced by coal and may be combined with, or used in place of coal in fuel burning structures and devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: V35A Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Bumgarner, Joseph Kempf
  • Patent number: 9491926
    Abstract: A granular absorbent and granular absorbent making method producing granular absorbent from a carbohydrate starch-containing cereal grain, e.g., corn, based admixture extruded from a single screw or twin screw extruder forming liquid absorbing pellets having a clumping agent formed during extrusion composed at least in part of carbohydrate polymer binder. Each pellet is extruded under conditions that cause formation of carbohydrate polymer binder clumping agent at least some of which is water soluble. One preferred method of extruding granular absorbent causes starch dextrinization to occur such that at least some of the carbohydrate polymer binder clumping agent in each liquid absorbing pellet of the granular absorbent is formed of dextrin. Each pellet can be coated such as with a smectite that preferably is bentonite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Pioneer Pet Products, LLC
    Inventors: John M. Lipscomb, Scott Repinski
  • Patent number: 9485993
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a composition comprising Bacillus subtilis (DSM 17231) and Bacillus licheniformis (DSM 17236) with nematocidal effect against phytonematodes on plants and/or its habitat, to its use and process for its preparation, use of Bacillus subtilis (DSM 17231) and Bacillus licheniformis (DSM 17236), processes for controlling, combating and conferring specific resistance to phytonematodes, and a kit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: CHR. HANSEN A/S
    Inventors: Abilio Alessandri, Inge Knap, Luciana Sekito De Freitas Zambelli
  • Patent number: 9439393
    Abstract: Litter compositions are provided comprising sodium bentonite and various fillers. These litter compositions have substantially the same clumpability properties as a composition consisting of only the sodium bentonite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: OIL-DRI CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Monika Kuras, George Robert Goss, Dan Jaffee, Bob Soral
  • Patent number: 9433187
    Abstract: An animal litter, process for preparing the animal litter and a method for removal of animal waste using the animal litter are provided. The animal litter generally includes at least about 10 weight % finely ground pine wood powder. Further the animal litter includes a lubricant and a cohesiveness agent. The animal litter is in the form of discrete plural particles which tend to agglomerate when wetted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Kent Pet Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Lin Wang, Thomas A. Wiesner
  • Patent number: 9408368
    Abstract: Litter compositions are provided comprising sodium bentonite and various fillers. These litter compositions have substantially the same clumpability properties as a composition consisting of only the sodium bentonite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: OIL-DRI CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Monika Kuras, George Robert Goss, Dan Jaffee, Bob Soral
  • Patent number: 9363977
    Abstract: An animal litter, process for preparing the animal litter and a method for removal of animal waste using the animal litter are provided. The animal litter generally includes corn cob, a lubricant, and a cohesiveness agent. The animal litter is in the form of discrete plural particles which tend to agglomerate when wetted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Kent Pet Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Lin Wang, Thomas A. Wiesner
  • Patent number: 9357747
    Abstract: A cat litter product is provided and includes manufacture primarily from a pelletized Switchgrass. The litter product is pelletized via an extrusion technology process so as to form particles the size of wheat grain. The litter product provides, collectively, a non-toxic and naturally safe, biodegradable, odor-eliminating, scented, anti-bacterial litter that clumps in a convenient size for easy disposal and which has little dust and reduces tracking by cats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: OURPET'S COMPANY
    Inventors: Steven Tsengas, Konstantine Tsengas
  • Patent number: 9326533
    Abstract: The present invention provides a means to concentrate, dry and formulate biomaterials such as polysaccharides, gums and related biopolymers, and microorganisms such as cells, spores, and the like from dilute solutions using spent germ and other oil bearing residues. In addition, the spent germ can serve as a carrier for such biomaterials. The sorbed materials are useful in animal feeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Grain Processing Corporation
    Inventor: Sarjit Johal
  • Patent number: 9303177
    Abstract: An odor suppressing cover material for a bulk material pile and method for applying the cover material are disclosed. The cover composition includes at least 50 weight percent water; 1 to 50 weight percent of a bentonite clay; 0.1% to 5% cellulosic water dispersible polymer or starch; and 0.02% to 1% of a mixture containing at least some lipid essential oil and at least some ethoxylated alkylphenol. The cover composition may additionally and optionally contain Portland cement, colorant and fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: LSC ENVIRONMENTAL PRODUCTS, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph W. Donze, Joel E. Lanz, Luke Emmett Cody
  • Patent number: 9232767
    Abstract: An animal litter, process for preparing the animal litter and a method for removal of animal waste using the animal litter are provided. The animal litter generally includes corn cob, a lubricant, and a cohesiveness agent. The animal litter is in the form of discrete plural particles which tend to agglomerate when wetted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: Kent Pet Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Lin Wang, Thomas A. Wiesner
  • Patent number: 9232765
    Abstract: An animal litter, process for preparing the animal litter and a method for removal of animal waste using the animal litter are provided. The animal litter generally includes at least about 10 weight % finely ground pine wood powder. Further the animal litter includes a lubricant and a cohesiveness agent. The animal litter is in the form of discrete plural particles which tend to agglomerate when wetted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: Kent Pet Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Lin Wang, Thomas A. Wiesner
  • Patent number: 9095118
    Abstract: A method of making animal litter from a tree nuts, such as from a walnut composition of shells, pelica and membrane, by grinding or crushing the walnut composition, removing all or almost all of the shells from the walnut composition by vibration and aspiration to form muller, adding any desired additives to the muller (e.g. fragrances, fillers and extenders, clumping agent such as guar bean, mold inhibitor agent such as calcium propionate, etc.), and pelletizing the muller by heating and compressing the muller through small apertures and cutting the muller exiting the apertures at desired lengths. The heating and compression of the muller results in pellets that have odor absorbing characteristics that outperform commercial animal litters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: ECO-SHELL, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Blankinship, Raymond L. John, Helen I. Cantrell