Animal Feed Patents (Class 426/53)
  • Patent number: 10980249
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of at least one bacterial phytase in combination with one or more protease(s) in animal feed for improving weight gain and/or Feed Conversion Ratio (FCR), wherein the phytase is administered in one or more of the following amounts (dosage ranges): 1,000 FYT/kg feed, 2,000 FYT/kg feed 3,000 FYT/kg feed and wherein the protease is administered in one of the following amounts (dosage ranges): 10,000 units/kg feed, 11,000, 12,000, 13,000, 14,000, 15,000, 16,000, 17,000, 18,000, 19,000, 20,000 units/kg feed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignees: DSM IP Assets B.V., Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Fidelis Fru, Aaron Joell Cowiesen, Inge Knap
  • Patent number: 10874243
    Abstract: Method for the production of apple sauce including the following steps: slicing apples generating a plurality of slices having two opposite faces and a peel which develops continuously between the two opposite faces; pulping the slices obtaining a first product and a first waste; refining the first waste generating a second product and a second waste; mixing the first product and the second product; heating the combination of the first product and the second product in order to deactivate enzymes contained therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: CFT S.P.A.
    Inventors: Roberto Catelli, Mario Gozzi, Stefano Romei
  • Patent number: 10820610
    Abstract: The present invention relates to ingredients for animal feed compositions for enhancing animal growth and/or animal health. The invention also relates to methods for producing such ingredients and feed compositions. The methods of the invention further allow improving the palatableness and/or digestibility of feed compositions. More specifically, the invention describes the use of a mix of Deinococcus or related bacteria and biomass as a supply of organic constituents in feed compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: DEINOVE
    Inventors: Laure Gaufres, Patrick Hivin, Michael Krel, Jean-Paul Leonetti
  • Patent number: 10676907
    Abstract: A thermophilic enzymatic biosynthesis (TEBS) device (50) produces outputs of newly synthesized substances, stabilized matter and fully recovered organic material, wherein the preferred device is a dry closet employing multistage treatment of organic solid, liquid and gaseous wastes. Said contemplated device comprises a multiphase thermophilic environment chamber (MTEC) (1) having a mixing zone (4), a cultivation zone (12), a pasteurization zone (24) and a germination zone (7) which utilizes a multiphase germination (62). The device comprises a thermodynamic pathway (29) and a functional respiration (64) which is directed toward an ammine reaction chamber (ARC) (3), which includes an oxidation surface (47) having reactivity with ammonia, producing a metal ammine complex. The device further comprises a subterranean uptake chamber (SUC) (2) which includes a plant growth medium (44) where gases received from the ARC (3) disperse to an uptake root structure (46), thereby reducing carbon dioxide emissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventor: David Jay Mast
  • Patent number: 10588331
    Abstract: Biological waste such as food, organic or other biologically-derived waste is converted into shelf-stable and health-safe invertebrate feed. The method for converting includes pre-treating waste by fragmenting, reducing microbial contaminants, optionally amending with components that optimize fermentation, inoculating with microorganisms and mixing. Fermentation takes place in a bioreactor and produces fermentation leachate and solid fermentate. In the post-treatment steps, the solid fermentate is separated from the fermentation leachate. The solid fermentate is ground, dewatered and milled. The solid fermentate can be used as an invertebrate feed with or without further processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: River Road Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Radu Popa, Kenneth H. Nealson, Matthew Schechter
  • Patent number: 10508132
    Abstract: A method for producing aerobic-type single cell protein using the autolysis process, comprising the following steps: precipitation and concentration, centrifugal dewatering, drying, sterilization, smashing and packaging. The materials with moisture content of 78%˜85% after centrifugal dewatering are dried after the autolysis. The present invention and its products employ the autolysis process. During the autolysis, macromolecular nutrients and cell walls are decomposed by autolytic enzymes, to produce high content of free amino acids, free nucleotides; besides, cell wall polysaccharides are decomposed and the cells produce permeability to ensure an active material can flow out of the cell which can be directly absorbed by animals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Taizhou iCell Bio-Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jiangang Xu, Jianhua Song, Weiwei Zhao, Xinjie Zhang
  • Patent number: 10344306
    Abstract: The present invention provides isolated acidophilic Fusarium oxysporum strains, such as MK7, and their progeny, compositions comprising such strains and their progeny, methods of producing such strains and their progeny, and methods of using such strains and their progeny.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Sustainable Bioproducts, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A Kozubal, Richard E Macur, William P Inskeep
  • Patent number: 10322155
    Abstract: The present invention provides a topical formulation including (i) comfrey or a comfrey-derived compound, or an analog or derivative thereof and (ii) a penetration enhancer, and optionally including tannic acid, or an analog or derivative thereof. The present invention also provides a topical formulation including (i) comfrey or a comfrey-derived compound, or an analog or derivative thereof, and (ii) tannic acid, or an analog or derivative thereof, optionally including a penetration enhancer. Also provided are kits and methods of prophylactic or therapeutic treatment of inflammatory and/or degenerative conditions using the combination of active ingredients as herein described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: ARTHRITIS RELIEF PLUS LTD.
    Inventors: Larry McKay, Kanu Patel, Robert John Capon, Kay McKay
  • Patent number: 10131866
    Abstract: The present technology relates to novel mycotoxin binder and the use in animal feed. The present disclosure relates also to the use of enzymes for improving the mycotoxin binding ability of by-products derived from a fermentative production process and to compositions comprising enzymes capable of degrading components in the fermented mash in the fermentation process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignees: Direvo Industrial Biotechnology GmbH, BASF Enzymes, LLC
    Inventors: Christian Elend, Marco Krämer
  • Patent number: 9540268
    Abstract: A method for treating highly concentrated resin-desorption liquid generated from wastewater deep purification, including channeling the highly concentrated desorption liquid generated from anion exchange resin treatment through a nanofiltration membrane, the liquid being separated into nanofiltration permeate that can be reused as the desorption agent and highly concentrated nanofiltration retentate; adding a coagulating agent to the highly concentrated nanofiltration retentate to generate coagulation-precipitation; subjecting the supernatant formed after the coagulation-precipitation process to Fenton oxidation or ozone oxidation; after the reaction, adding to the liquid an alkali solution for further coagulation-precipitation; then channeling the liquid so treated back to the biochemical system of biochemical effluent treatment for further biodegradation is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: NANJING UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Aimin Li, Ling Xu, Jun Fan, Bicun Jiang, Danning Jiang
  • Patent number: 9534211
    Abstract: The present invention relates to isolated polypeptides having xylanase activity and isolated polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides. The invention also relates to nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the polynucleotides as well as methods of producing and using the polypeptides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignees: NOVOZYMES A/S, NOVOZYMES, INC.
    Inventors: Elena Vlasenko, Brett McBrayer, Dominique Skovlund, Sara Landvik
  • Patent number: 9487761
    Abstract: The present invention relates to isolated polypeptides having peroxygenase activity, and polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides. The invention also relates to nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the polynucleotides as well as methods of producing and using the polypeptides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Sara Landvik, Lars H. Oestergaard, Lisbeth Kalum
  • Patent number: 9163265
    Abstract: The present invention relates to separation of desired target products from biological, plant, and waste-type material, wherein the desired target products include renewable fuels such as ethanol, biobutanol, and biodiesel, wherein the separation is conducted with a cross-flow filtration system having the ability to separate desired products from both non-viscous and viscous medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: SMARTFLOW TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Todd Benson, Kim Davis, Jason Bell, James Kacmar
  • Patent number: 9040275
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for detoxification of feed products contaminated by the mycotoxin zearalenone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Anders Vikso-Nielsen, Birthe Hauerbach Sorensen
  • Publication number: 20150104833
    Abstract: By combination of hydrophobic chromatography and strongly basic anion-exchange chromatography, a novel, highly hydrophobic ?-glucosidase was successfully identified from Acremonium cellulolyticus. Further, a gene corresponding to the identified ?-glucosidase was isolated. When multiple modifications were introduced into the base sequence of the gene, the gene was successfully expressed in Trichoderma viride at a high level, and the expression product successfully exhibited a high ?-glucosidase activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: MEIJI SEIKA PHARMA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fumikazu YOKOYAMA, Kengo YOKOYAMA, Nobuko MAZUKA
  • Publication number: 20150099035
    Abstract: The present invention describes fermentation methods for producing animal feeds enriched with omega-3 fatty acids from cellulosic feedstock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: PRAIRIE AQUATECH
    Inventors: Jason Bootsma, William Gibbons, Michael Rinehart, Liyan Chen
  • Patent number: 8999409
    Abstract: The invention relates to an animal feed for dogs or cats based on animal tissue, water, and hydrocolloid as a thickener, wherein the animal feed includes a water content of at least 80% by weight, preferably at least 85% by weight. According to the invention, said feed is liquid at room temperature, has a fat content at least 1% by weight and less than 5% by weight, and is packed in a tubular bag, wherein the top side and the bottom side thereof are welded at a welding surface at a front end and back end of the tubular bag, and a designed fracture point for tearing open the bag is provided at the front end in the welding surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Growth Finance Plus AG
    Inventor: Helmut Deuerer
  • Publication number: 20150093472
    Abstract: An asparaginase enzyme derived from the fungi Basidiomycete, in particular the Basidiomycete is Flammulina velutipes. A method for hydrolysing at least one of L-asparagine or L-glutamine. A method for reducing acrylamide formation in a substance comprising L-asparagine is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: PIETER BERENDS, SWEN RABE, RALF GUNTER BERGER, DIANA LINKE, NADINE EISELE
  • Patent number: 8980306
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a method of enhancing milk production by a ruminant that includes providing a feed that contains sorbitol and at least one additional feed component, and orally feeding the feed to the ruminant, the ruminant ingesting about 100 grams, or less, of sorbitol per day.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Land O'Lakes, Inc.
    Inventor: Cindie M. Luhman
  • Publication number: 20140356463
    Abstract: A process is disclosed for obtaining citrus fiber from citrus peel. Citrus fiber is obtained having a c* close packing concentration value of less than 3.8 wt % anhydrous base. The citrus fiber can be used in food products, feed products, beverages, personal care products, pharmaceutical products or detergent products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: Cargill, Incorporated
    Inventors: Todd Walter Gusek, Jacques André Christian Mazoyer, David Hiram Reeder, Joël René Pierre Wallecan
  • Publication number: 20140342038
    Abstract: A method for treatment of a cellulosic material is disclosed. More particularly, the treatment increases the digestibility of cellulosic material following microbial or biological processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Derrick Lewis, Prashant Iyer, Lene Venke Kofod
  • Patent number: 8846364
    Abstract: The present invention relates to protein engineering, and concerns especially family G/11 xylanases, and genes encoding said enzymes. In specific, the invention concerns Trichoderma reesei XYNII gene, which codes for endo-1,4-?-xylanase (EC 3.2.1.8). The invention describes how site-directed mutagenesis can be used to improve the properties of an enzyme to match the industrial conditions where it is used. Protein engineering can be used to improve thermoactivity and thermostability of xylanases, as well as to broaden their pH range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Danisco US Inc.
    Inventors: Fred Fenel, Ossi Turunen, Matti Leisola
  • Publication number: 20140248395
    Abstract: Animal feeds comprising fungal mass and proteinaceous material and methods for bioconverting cellulosic materials to produce the same are described. Also described are apparatuses for use in the methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2012
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Inventor: John C Holliday
  • Patent number: 8815315
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for improving the digestibility and amino acid profile of proteinaceous animal feed products by the use of a combination of acidic, alkaline and/or neutral proteases. The selection and amounts of the proteases is based on the particular animal feed product and on the conditions of the gastrointestinal tract of the animal to be fed the treated animal feed. Use of the treated animal feed will reduce the amount of amino acid supplementation required, reduce the amount of nitrogen in animal feces, and improve the economical performance of the animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Kemin Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Allan Lim, Fui-Fong Yong, Hai-Meng Tan
  • Patent number: 8815316
    Abstract: A method is described for improving the digestibility of a forage diet for ruminant animals. A forage, including alfalfa, Chinese wildrye, corn silage, straw silage, corn stover, ryegrass or TMR, is treated with an enzyme product having cellulase, xylanase, beta-glucanase, pectinase, mannanase and alpha-galactosidase activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Kemin Industries (Zhuhai) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhiyong Duan, Yongcai Liu, Ye Lao
  • Publication number: 20140220180
    Abstract: Ferulate esterase producing bacterial strains or functional mutants thereof and methods of using ferulate esterase producing bacterial strains as forage additives are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: PIONEER HI BRED INTERNATIONAL INC
    Inventors: Carol HENDRICK, Victor NSEREKO, William RUTHERFORD, Brenda SMILEY, Annette SPIELBAUER, Barbara RUSER
  • Patent number: 8772011
    Abstract: The invention relates to a novel 3D structure encoding a Nocardiopsis protease, as well as to variants of parent protease homologous to Nocardiopsis proteases, preferably of improved thermostability and/or with an amended temperature activity profile. The invention also relates to DNA sequences encoding such variants, their production in a recombinant host cell, as well as methods of using the variants, in particular within the field of animal feed and detergents. The invention furthermore relates to methods of generating and preparing protease variants of amended properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Leonardo De Maria, Carsten Andersen, Lars Lehmann Hylling Christensen, Soren Flensted Lassen, Peter Rahbek Ostergaard
  • Publication number: 20140178528
    Abstract: The object of the invention is a new strain of Lactobacillus buchneri A deposited in the Collection of Industrial Microorganisms in the Institute of Agricultural and Food Biotechnology in Warsaw, under the number KKP 2047 p. The invention also concerns composition and a multi-component preparation for starch-rich plant preservation comprising this new strain, uses thereof and the method of silage production or starch-rich plant preservation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Instytut Biotechnologii Przemyslu Rolno-Spozywczego
    Inventors: Krystyna Zielinska, Agata Fabiszewska, Krystyna Stecka, Michal Swiatek
  • Publication number: 20140178529
    Abstract: Diols produced in fermentation are processed in broth by esterification of the product diol with a carboxylic acid (e.g., fatty acid) and a catalyst (e.g., lipase) capable of esterifying the product diol, such as 1,3-propanediol, with the carboxylic acid to form the diol esters. The diol esters can be extracted from the broth, and the product diol recovered from the diol esters. The carboxylic acid can also serve as an extractant for removal of the diol esters from the fermentation medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC
    Inventors: Douglas Robert Anton, Michael Dauner, Robert Dicosimo
  • Patent number: 8715716
    Abstract: This invention provides methods and compositions for producing reduced cholesterol animal foodstuffs and products by feeding livestock and other food-producing animals with feed supplemented with microbial cultures containing hypocholesterolemic compounds produced by microorganisms comprising said microbial cultures. The invention provides low cholesterol poultry, eggs, meat, whole milk, and dairy products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Jinis Biopharmaceuticals Co.
    Inventors: Seong-Tshool Hong, Hyeon-Jin Kim, Dae-Kwon Lee, Won-Young Yang
  • Patent number: 8673383
    Abstract: The invention relates to dietary fiber for human and animal nutrition and more particularly to roughage consisting of a fiber formulation containing lignocellulose. Said formulation contains a fraction of a fibrous substance that is fermentable in the digestive tract and a fraction of a fibrous substance that is poorly or non-fermentable in the digestive tract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Inventor: Klaus Neufeld
  • Patent number: 8658199
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide sugar alcohol to heat stressed ruminants to improve performance. During periods of high temperature or humidity, heat stressed ruminants may exhibit decreased dry matter intake, and in response, an effective amount of sugar alcohol such as sorbitol may be provided in the ruminant diet to cause performance to increase, which may include increased milk yield, improved feed efficiency or both compared to heat stressed dairy cattle without sugar alcohol in the diet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Purina Animal Nutrition LLC
    Inventors: Bill L. Miller, Jill A. Davidson, Cindie M. Luhman
  • Publication number: 20140037786
    Abstract: The present invention provides an improved method of preparing a fermented proteinaceous livestock feed having improved nutritional value such as increased bioavailability of protein. The invention further provides fermented proteinaceous livestock feed obtained from the method of the invention and uses thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: FERMENTATIONEXPERTS A/S
    Inventor: Jens Hoffner Legarth
  • Patent number: 8637292
    Abstract: The present invention relates to isolated polypeptides having esterase activity and isolated polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides. The invention also relates to nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the polynucleotides as well as methods of producing and using the polypeptides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Dan Pettersson, Wenping Wu, Lan Tang, Ye Liu
  • Publication number: 20130344544
    Abstract: In one aspect, the invention is directed to polypeptides having an amylase activity, polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides, and methods for making and using these polynucleotides and polypeptides. The polypeptides of the invention can be used as amylases to catalyze the hydrolysis of starch into sugars.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: Verenium Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin A. GRAY, Nahla M. ABOUSHADI, James B. GARRETT
  • Publication number: 20130330439
    Abstract: The invention relates to compositions for use as silage inoculants comprising a yeast strain, one or more bacterial stains, and a suitable carrier. The invention also relates to methods of improving livestock animal silage and meat and milk performance of a livestock animal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventors: Fredric Owens, Brenda Smiley
  • Patent number: 8603461
    Abstract: The invention provides a probiotic composition to alleviate Salmonella infection in farm animals. The composition may comprise at least one of Lactobacillus murinus, Lactobacillus pentosus, Lactobacillus salivarius sub-species salivarius, and Pediococcus pentosaceus. The composition maybe formulated as an animal feedstuff, or as a pharmaceutical composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignees: TEAGASC—The Agriculture and Food Development Authority, University College Cork
    Inventors: Catherine Stanton, Colin Hill, Ger Fitzgerald, Paul Ross
  • Patent number: 8592195
    Abstract: Novel fungal endoglucanases Ce15 and Ce112 are disclosed. The endoglucanases are conveniently produced by recombinant technology, and means for their production are described. The endoglucanases are used for treating cellulosic material, especially in textile industry, e.g. in biofinishing or biostoning. They may also be used in detergents, in animal feed and/or in pulp and paper industry, or in hydrolysis of lignocellulosic material for, e.g. bioethanol production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: AB Enzymes Oy
    Inventors: Terhi Puranen, Leena Valtakari, Marika Alapuranen, George Szakacs, Pentti Ojapalo, Jari Vehmaanperä
  • Publication number: 20130309356
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the animal feed product of the present invention is devolatilized. In addition, in various embodiments, the animal feed of the present invention is already size-reduced, which allows ease of handling and transport, such as further densification, including pelletization and/or other formatting process for rail transportation. In various embodiments, the animal feed of the present invention has a low sulfur content, high amount of ADF, and/or high amount of starch to meet desired nutritional amounts, which further can allow it to be a substantial or complete replacement of forage. In addition, in certain embodiments, grain is preferably not used in the production of the animal feed, but rather vegetative material is used instead.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventors: Corey William RADTKE, Phillip Guy Hamilton, Keith Michael Kreitman
  • Publication number: 20130309729
    Abstract: The invention relates to Mutant cellobiohydrolase, being a mutant of SEQ ID NO:1, having a substitution at position N247(I,F,H,W) of SEQ ID NO: 1, wherein the mutant cellobiohydrolase has at least 50% sequence identity with SEQ ID NO: 1, and wherein the mutant cellobiohydrolase has CBHI activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventors: Jan Metske Van Der Laan, Margot Elisabeth Francoise Schooneveld-Bergmans, Denise Ilse Jacobs
  • Publication number: 20130288335
    Abstract: The present invention relates to protein engineering, and concerns especially family G/11 xylanases, and genes encoding said enzymes. In specific, the invention concerns Trichoderma reesei XYNII gene, which codes for endo-1,4-?-xylanase (EC 3.2.1.8). The invention describes how site-directed mutagenesis can be used to improve the properties of an enzyme to match the industrial conditions where it is used. Protein engineering can be used to improve thermoactivity and thermostability of xylanases, as well as to broaden their pH range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventors: Fred FENEL, Ossi TURUNEN, Matti LEISOLA
  • Publication number: 20130269061
    Abstract: Genetically engineered plants having altered levels of one or more starch regulation enzymes and a polysaccharide degrading enzyme are provided. Methods of genetically engineering plants to express products altering expression of one or more starch regulation enzymes and polysaccharide degrading enzymes, and genetic constructs are provided. Methods of agricultural processing and animal feed using the genetically engineered plants are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventors: Philip A. Lessard, Michael Lanahan, Vladimir Samoylov, Oleg Bougri, Jonas Emery, R. Michael Raab, Dongcheng Zhang
  • Publication number: 20130230624
    Abstract: Lignocellulosic biomass is treated to increase accessibility of the material to enzymes and fermentative processes. Accessibility is increased by physical pre-treatment of the biomass using ultrasound and/or microwave and/or cool plasma. The physical treatments degrade the waxy cuticle of the biomass facilitating enzyme accessibility to cellulose and hemicellulose for conversion to utilizable matter, in nutritive and chemical or biofuel industries. These physical treatments improve enzyme accessibility to cellulose and hemicellulose, for enhancing conversion into a range of feed stocks amenable to further processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION
    Inventors: Mary Ann Augustin, Geoffrey John Dumsday, Raymond Mawson, Christine Maree Oliver, Laurence David Melton
  • Publication number: 20130122145
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to processes, combinations, uses and biomass comprising a combination of yeasts and bacterial strains, for the production of consumable biomass from substrates comprising a simple sugar. More particularly, the claimed subject matter includes the use of Lactobacillus fermentum, Kluyveromyces marxianus and Saccharomyces unisporus. The process intends to fix an environmental problem.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: LACTOSCIENCE INC.
    Inventor: Raymond Lewandowski
  • Patent number: 8440218
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a method of enhancing milk production by a ruminant that includes providing a feed that contains sorbitol and at least one additional feed component, and orally feeding the feed to the ruminant, the ruminant ingesting about 100 grams, or less, of sorbitol per day.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Land O'Lakes, Inc.
    Inventor: Cindie M. Luhman
  • Patent number: 8420138
    Abstract: A method for producing broiler chickens comprising feeding to the chickens a chicken feed comprising from 103 to 1011 CFU Bacillus bacteria per gram feed, characterized by that the chicken feed has a reduced metabolizable feed energy (ME) level of from 85% to 98% ME of the ME in a standard chicken feed (full ˜100% ME).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Chr. Hansen A/S
    Inventors: Inge Knap, Bente Lund, Nelson Carvalho, Abilio Alessandri
  • Patent number: 8409641
    Abstract: The invention provides a synthetic phytase polypeptide which encodes an en/ymatically susceptible phytase. Also provided are feed or food products comprising an enzymatically susceptible phytase, and transgenic plants which express the enzymatically susceptible phytase. Further provided are methods for making and using enzymatically susceptible phytases, e.g., a method of using an enzymatically susceptible phytase in feed and food processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Syngenta Participations AG
    Inventors: Shib Sankar Basu, Shengsheng Zhang
  • Publication number: 20130023014
    Abstract: An object is to identify endoglucanase and ?-glucosidase genes by isolating genomic DNA containing cellulase genes, which are classified into endoglucanases or ?-glucosidases, from Acremonium cellulolyticus, and sequencing the nucleotide sequences thereof. The inventors intensively compared the amino acid sequences of known endoglucanases and ?-glucosidases with each other to find conserved region of amino acid sequences in Acremonium cellulolyticus, and various primers were designed based on the information. PCR was carried out using the various primers thus designed and genomic DNA or cDNA as a template. As a result, gene fragments of endoglucanases and ?-glucosidases were obtained. Primers were designed based on the gene fragments, and PCR was carried out to amplify nine genes of endoglucanases and ?-glucosidases. The nucleotide sequences thereof were sequenced, and the present invention was completed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: MEIJI SEIKA PHARMA CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Fumikazu Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 8357408
    Abstract: Proteases derived from Nocardiopsis dassonvillei subsp. dassonvillei DSM 43235, Nocardiopsis prasina DSM 15649, Nocardiopsis prasina (previously alba) DSM 14010 Nocardiopsis sp. DSM 16424, Nocardiopsis alkaliphila DSM 44657 and Nocardiopsis lucentensis DSM 44048, as well as homologous proteases; their recombinant production in various hosts, including transgenic plants and non-human animals, and their use in animal feed and detergents. The proteases are acid-stable, alkali-stable, and/or thermostable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Soren Flensted Lassen, Carsten Sjoholm, Peter Rahbek Ostergaard, Morten Fischer
  • Patent number: 8349770
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for the preparation of 4-hyroxy-L-proline or compositions with a high content of this aminoacid and the use thereof as agrochemical in the agronomical field and/or as a synthesis intermediate of chemical compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Arterra Bioscience S.R.L.
    Inventors: Maria Gabriella Colucci, Fabio Apone, Maarten J Chrispeels