Preparation Of Animal Feed Patents (Class 426/54)
  • Patent number: 11363827
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a feed composition using perilla meal, in which the ratio of omega-3 (omega-3) fatty acid and omega-6 (omega-6) fatty acid is adjusted to 1:4 or less to obtain livestock products, such as meat or milk, containing a large amount of unsaturated fatty acid. More specifically, the present invention related to a feed composition using perilla meal to produce livestock products with the ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids being 1:4 or less which is a recommended ratio of the World Health Organization (WHO).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Inventor: Seung ho Shin
  • Patent number: 10973242
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a composition comprising (i) at least about 20% protein by dry weight, wherein said protein is not animal-derived protein, (ii) at least 20% by dry weight intact yeast cells, (iii) 20% to 70% plant-derived flour, (iv) at least 15% plant-derived starch selected from amylose, amylopectin and a combination thereof, (v) a vegetable oil, and (vi) a nutritional supplement comprising a plurality of vitamins and a plurality of minerals, wherein said composition has a water content that is less than or equal to about 30% water by weight, and wherein the product is produced by heat expanded extrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Wild Earth, Inc.
    Inventors: Ron Shigeta, Ryan Bethencourt, Abril Estrada
  • Patent number: 10704196
    Abstract: Biomass (e.g., plant biomass, animal biomass, and municipal waste biomass) is processed to produce useful products, such as fuels. For example, systems are described that can use feedstock materials, such as cellulosic and/or lignocellulosic materials, to produce ethanol and/or butanol, e.g., by fermentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: XYLECO, INC.
    Inventor: Marshall Medoff
  • Publication number: 20150147796
    Abstract: There is disclosed a method for processing a biomass (for example straw) containing lignocellulose such that cellulose and hemicellulose are made accessible for further processing, typically by decomposition, without needing energy-consuming dissolution of the biomass in water. The method includes repeated compressions of the biomass in a reciprocating piston press, where loose biomass is continuously fed into a piston chamber in front of a piston which moves the loose biomass into a tubular reaction chamber in which the biomass is compressed for producing a vapour explosion and autohydrolysis under simultaneous displacement of compressed biomass through the reaction chamber. After compression, to the biomass can be added fluid livestock manure, fluid waste water sludge etc. in a biogas plant for subsequent biogas processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Torben Andreas Bonde
  • Patent number: 8999374
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide a ?-1,4-mannobiose-containing composition which can inhibit colonization of salmonella in animal body and effectively excrete salmonella outside the body and the method for producing thereof, a feed additive containing the ?-1,4-mannobiose-containing composition, and a feed blended with the ?-1,4-mannobiose-containing composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Fuji Oil Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshimichi Morikoshi, Futoshi Yokomizo
  • 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: 20150064308
    Abstract: A process for recovering a proteinaceous material from a fermentable organic material, comprising: (i) forming an aqueous mixture of a fermentable organic material and a fermentation agent capable of fermenting the organic material to produce ethanol, wherein the organic material is a vegetable material containing protein; (ii) fermenting the aqueous mixture to produce ethanol; (iii) recovering from the fermented aqueous mixture an ethanol stream which is rich in ethanol and a co-product stream comprising unfermented organic material, fermentation agent and an aqueous solution of dissolved solids in water; (iv) subjecting the co-product stream to a first separation stage to recover a first stream rich in the unfermented organic material and a second stream rich in the fermentation agent suspended in the aqueous solution; and (v) subjecting the first stream to a protein recovery step in which at least part of the fibre in the unfermented organic material is separated from the unfermented organic material to pr
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: AB AGRI LIMITED
    Inventor: Peter Edmond Vaughan Williams
  • Patent number: 8883232
    Abstract: A horse feed mixture and method of treating a horse is disclosed. Feed mixtures disclosed contains more than 15% spelt, vegetable oil and vitamins and have less than 20% by weight fillers and less than 5% by weight sugar. The feed may be used to treat ailments including underweight condition, founder, colic, obesity, ulcers, inflammation, and chronic disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Inventor: Debra Baginski
  • 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: 20140190224
    Abstract: A process for the conversion of organic materials raw waste and other marine plants and animals into a stable powder form, without high heat or cooking A raw waste is ground and then optionally hydrolyzed or enzymatically reduced to form a hydrolysate and transferred to a blender for nutrient mixing, to form a raw product that is dried in a high velocity air dryer and micronizer, which can simultaneously dry and grind the raw product within a ball mill's work chamber with a high velocity exhaust stream from an inline pulse engine. The finely ground raw fish or animal waste may be pressed or blended with other nutrients to satisfy feed and fertilizer requirements. The final product may be further milled, granulated, pelletized or classified to meet market suspension standards for drip, pivot, and other applications for feeding plants and animals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventor: Larry V. Connell
  • Patent number: 8758843
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the manufacture of an animal feed block according to a target constituent formulation. The process eliminates spoiling of product by inconsistent and fluctuating levels of active ingredient and wet ingredients so as to ensure repeatability from one batch to another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Carrs Agriculture Limited
    Inventors: Nigel John Hillyer, Edward Atherton
  • Patent number: 8722911
    Abstract: A method of processing stillage by hydrothermally fractionating stillage to create unique product fractions, by heating the stillage to a temperature of 250 degrees F. to 350 degrees F., and recovering a stickwater fraction from the stillage. Stickwater, oil, biomass, bio-products, extracts, metabolites, and treated water obtained from the method above. A method of performing ethanol fermentation by hydrothermally fractionating stillage to create unique product fractions by heating the stillage to a temperature of 250 degrees F. to 350 degrees F., separating the stillage into a ProFat fraction and a stickwater fraction, and recovering oil from the ProFat fraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Valicor, Inc.
    Inventors: James Robert Bleyer, Thomas J Czartoski, Puneet Chandra
  • Publication number: 20140120586
    Abstract: The present invention discloses novel polypeptides and enzyme preparations containing them, which improve the efficiency of cellulose and lignocellulose degradation even at elevated temperatures. The polypeptides can be produced using conventional recombinant DNA technologies. The related polynucleotides, vectors and host cells are also disclosed. The polypeptides and the enzyme preparations containing them are particularly useful in improving the efficiency of cellulose and lignocellulose degradation, in improving the quality of animal feed, in machine dishwashing applications, in detergent compositions, in pulp and paper, textile, food, baking or beverage industry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: Roal Oy
    Inventors: Kristiina JARVINEN, Kari JUNTUNEN, Taija LEINONEN, Alexandra KOMANDER, Kim LANGFELDER, Jari VEHMAANPERA, Terhi PURANEN
  • Patent number: 8697896
    Abstract: A method of processing stillage by hydrothermally fractionating stillage to create unique product fractions, by heating the stillage to a temperature of 250 degrees F. to 350 degrees F., and recovering a stickwater fraction from the stillage. Stickwater, oil, biomass, bio-products, extracts, metabolites, and treated water obtained from the method above. A method of performing ethanol fermentation by hydrothermally fractionating stillage to create unique product fractions by heating the stillage to a temperature of 250 degrees F. to 350 degrees F., separating the stillage into a ProFat fraction and a stickwater fraction, and recovering oil from the ProFat fraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Valicor, Inc.
    Inventors: James Robert Bleyer, Thomas J Czartoski, Puneet Chandra
  • 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: 8652555
    Abstract: A method for producing a high density compact livestock feed from a loose granular material may include feeding distiller grain into a loading zone and passing the distiller grain into a heating zoned comprising one or more heaters and a rotating screw. The method further includes rotating the screw to transfer the treated material through the heating zone while increasing the compressive force applied to the treated material. The method may further include pressing the treated material through a compression enclosure that simultaneously applies a transverse force and a parallel force onto the treated material to form a high density compact body. The method may then include a cooling process and an extraction process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Inventor: Michael R. Thomas
  • 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
  • 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: 8603488
    Abstract: The invention provides methods of cultivating microalgae photoautotrophically outdoors to prepare concentrated microalgae products containing eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) docosahexaenoic acid, two long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids found in fish oil that are very important for human and animal health. It also provides concentrated microalgae products containing EPA and DHA and purified lipid products containing EPA and DHA purified from microalgae.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Parry Nutraceuticals, Division of E.I.D. Parry (India) Ltd
    Inventors: Swati Sebastian Thomas, Swaminathan Kumaravel
  • Publication number: 20130269057
    Abstract: The invention relates to identifying and evaluating target coding and non-coding sequences for control of plant parasitic nematodes by inhibiting one or more biological functions, and their use. The invention provides methods and compositions for identification of such sequences and for the control of a plant-parasitic nematode population. By feeding one or more recombinant double stranded RNA molecules provided by the invention to the nematode, a reduction in disease may be obtained through suppression of nematode gene expression. The invention is also directed to methods for making transgenic plants that express the double stranded RNA molecules, and the plant cells and plants obtained thereby.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: NemGenix Pty Ltd
    Inventors: John Fosu-Nyarko, Michael George Kepler Jones
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8507240
    Abstract: The present invention relates to phytases having at least 76% identity to a phytase derived from Hafnia alvei and comprises at least one modification in the amino acid sequence thereof. These phytase variants have modified, preferably improved, properties, such as, reduced protease sensibility, preferably they exhibit improved properties in respect of thermal performance, such as heat-stability (temperature stability, thermostability), steam stability, pelleting stability and/or temperature profile; and/or protease stability, in particular pepsin stability, pH profile, specific activity, substrate specificity, performance in animal feed (such as an improved release and/or degradation of phytate), susceptibility to glycation, and/or glycosylation pattern. The invention also relates to DNA encoding these phytases, methods of their production, as well as the use thereof, e.g., in animal feed and animal feed additives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Soeren Flensted Lassen, Leonardo De Maria, Lars Kobberoee Skov, Esben Peter Friis, Tomoko Matsui, Allan Noergaard, Jesper Vind
  • Patent number: 8507019
    Abstract: A mycotoxin binder is disclosed characterized by 45% or more humic acid, maximum solubility of 20% at pH between 1.5 and 7.0, and an in vitro mycotoxin binding efficiency of at least 80% and preferably 90% with adsorption of at least 85% at pH 3.0 and desorption less than 10% at pH 6.8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Kemin Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Elke Schoeters, Zheng Li, Stefaan M. O. Van Dyck, Ye Lao
  • Patent number: 8501251
    Abstract: A premix for hog feed and a method of feeding a hog that produces DHA and EPA enriched pork while avoiding or reducing negative effects to the taste, color, texture, aroma, pH and shelf life which are significant enough to make the pork unacceptable to consumers. One embodiment of the method of feeding a hog involves feeding a hog over several days with a hog feed supplemented with the premix. The premix includes marine-sourced docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and plant-sourced alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). The hogs are fed until their total DHA, EPA and ALA intakes are in a certain range per kilogram of the hog's weight. The hogs are then slaughtered and processed into pork products. This results in pork with an enrichment of omega-3 EFAs in the range of about 2.5% to about 4.5% of fat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Grand Valley Fortifiers, Ltd.
    Inventors: Martin Clunies, James Ross, Ian Ross
  • Patent number: 8486468
    Abstract: Culturally modified lactic acid bacterial cells containing a porphyrin compound and their use in a novel method of reducing the oxygen content in a food and feed product or starting material is provided and means of improving the shelf life and/or quality of such products by using the culturally modified bacterial cells. Such culturally modified cells are useful in the manufacturing of a food and a feed product and for the manufacturing of metabolites produced by modified cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Chr. Hansen A/S
    Inventors: Geppel Asger, Børge Windel Kringelum, Ken Flemming Hansen, Stig Lykke Iversen, Claus Maxel Henriksen
  • Publication number: 20130177540
    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: March 4, 2013
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventor: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130177670
    Abstract: Plant material for ensilage is harvested using at least one harvesting vehicle in the field, is hauled to a silo and is compressed using a compression device. The compression output of the compression device is compared to the harvesting output of the at least one harvesting vehicle, and a command to increase the harvesting output or to decrease the harvesting output of the harvesting vehicle (1) to a non-vanishing value is generated when the harvesting output deviates significantly from the compression output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: Claas Selbsfahrende Erntemaschinen GMBH
    Inventor: Claas Selbsfahrende Erntemaschinen GMBH
  • Patent number: 8409642
    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: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventors: Victor Nsereko, William Rutherford, Brenda Smiley, Annette Spielbauer
  • 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: 8299318
    Abstract: The present invention relates to isolated nucleic acid molecules and their corresponding encoded polypeptides. The present invention further relates to the uses of these nucleic acid molecules and polypeptides. For example, the nucleic acid molecules and polypeptides could be used in making enzymes or used to make plants, plant cells, plant materials or seeds of a plant having such modulated growth or phenotype characteristics that are altered with respect to wild type plants grown under similar conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Ceres, Inc.
    Inventors: Vyacheslav Brover, Timothy J. Swaller, Kenneth A Feldmann, Maxim Troukhan
  • Patent number: 8263379
    Abstract: A modified Family 6 glycosidase enzyme comprising amino acid substitutions at one or more positions selected from the group 182, 367, 399, 400 and 427 is provided (the position determined form alignment of a parental Family 6 glycosidase with SEQ ID NO: 1). Genetic constructs and genetically modified microbes comprising nucleic sequences encoding the modified Family 6 glycosidase are also provided. Family 6 glycosidase of the invention display decreased hydrolysis activity of beta 1-4 linked polysaccharides and increased hydrolysis activity of beta 1-3, 1-4 linked polysaccharides compared with a parental Family 6 glycosidase. Such glycosidases find use in a variety of applications in industry, e.g., in hydrolysis of beta 1-3, 1-4 linked polysaccharides during the processing of cereal grains or the production of alcohol, animal feed or food products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Iogen Energy Corporation
    Inventors: John Tomashek, James Lavigne, Annie Tremblay, Patrick St-Pierre
  • Patent number: 8227015
    Abstract: A process for extraction of crude oil from DDGS and producing corn distillers meal that may be used as a livestock supplement is disclosed. For example, the corn distillers meal may be used as a crude protein supplement for use in a livestock feed diet or a poultry feed diet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Inventors: Keith Bruinsma, Donald L. Endres
  • Publication number: 20120137387
    Abstract: The present invention relates to control of pest infestation by inhibiting one or more biological functions. The invention provides methods and compositions for such control, By feeding one or more recombinant double stranded RNA molecules provided by the invention to the pest, a reduction in pest infestation is obtained through suppression of gene expression. The invention is also directed to methods for making transgenic plants that express the double stranded RNA molecules, and to particular combinations of transgenic pesticidal agents for use in protecting plants from pest infestation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Applicants: DevGen NV, Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: James A. Baum, Claire A. Cajacob, Pascale Feldmann, Gregory R. Heck, Irene Nooren, Geert Plaetinck, Wendy Maddelein, Ty T. Vaughn
  • Patent number: 8137944
    Abstract: Variant polypeptides derivable from a parent polypeptide having non-maltogenic exoamylase activity, in which the variant polypeptides comprise an amino acid mutation at one or more positions selected from the group consisting of: 121, 161, 223, 146, 157, 158, 198, 229, 303, 306, 309, 316, 353, 26, 70, 145, 188, 272, 339, with reference to the position numbering of a Pseudomonas saccharophila exoamylase sequence shown as SEQ ID NO: 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Danisco A/S
    Inventors: Casper Tune Berg, Patrick M. F. Derkx, Carol Fioresi, Gijsbert Gerritse, Anja Hemmingen Kellet-Smith, Karsten Matthias Kragh, Wei Liu, Andrew Shaw, Bo Spange Sørensen, Charlotte Refdahl Thoudahl
  • Patent number: 8097442
    Abstract: The invention provides laccases, polynucleotides encoding these enzymes, the methods of making and using these polynucleotides and polypeptides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Verenium Corporation
    Inventors: Tim S. Hitchman, Dan E. Robertson, Masao Hiraiwa, Yoko Phillips, Kevin A. Gray
  • Patent number: 8071350
    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: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Verenium Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin A. Gray, Nahla Aboushadi, James B. Garrett
  • Patent number: 8067047
    Abstract: The present invention is predicated upon methods and devices for forming numerous articles for various applications including nutritional applications, medicinal applications, or other useful applications for plants, animals or otherwise. In one aspect, the present invention provides methods and devices for forming high quality pellets using alginates as a retention agent for the ingredients. This may be achieved through the creation or modification of pre-existing forming devices, wherein an alginate applicator is provided for applying the alginate to the ingredients, before, during or after formation of the articles, or combinations thereof, to retain the ingredients of the articles together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Inventors: James Fajt, Bruce Dorendorf
  • Publication number: 20110289625
    Abstract: The invention provides methods for enhancing agronomic properties in plants by down-regulation of a PALM transcription factor. Nucleic acid constructs for down-regulation of PALM are described. Transgenic plants are provided that comprise increased leafy tissue and increased disease resistance. Plants described herein may be used, for example, as improved forage crops or in biofuel production.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Inventors: Rujin Chen, Jianghua Chen, Liangfa Ge, Yasuhiro Ishiga, Kirankumar Mysore, Srinivasa Rao Uppalapati
  • Publication number: 20110252500
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of improving the digestibility of maize and the tolerance of maize to fungal pathogens, and in particular to Fusarium disease, by introgression of the G2092 allele.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2008
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Applicant: BIOGEMMA
    Inventors: Alain Murigneux, Jean-Pierre Martinant, Christophe Tatout, Bruno Grezes-Besset
  • Patent number: 8003114
    Abstract: The invention relates to the abfB-2 gene of Penicillium funiculosum that codes for a type B ?-L-arabinofuranosidase and has a cellulose binding domain. This enzyme ?-L-arabinofuranosidase can be incorporated in nutritional additives or in foods for animals for which it improves the digestibility and thus the nutritional value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Adisseo France S.A.S.
    Inventors: Jean Marie Francois, Jean-Luc Parrou, Olivier Tourrasse, Olivier Nore
  • Patent number: 7998712
    Abstract: There are provided polyunsaturated fatty acids-containing oils/fats or triglycerides with high digestion and absorption properties and resistance to oxidative damage, which are suitable for applications in fields such as modified milk for infants, food products and healthy foods and/or supplements, produced by transesterification of polyunsaturated fatty acids-containing oils/fats or triglycerides with vegetable oils/fats or triglycerides using 1,3-position specific type lipases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Suntory Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Motoo Sumida, Kenichi Higashiyama
  • Patent number: 7932054
    Abstract: The invention provides a thermal tolerant (thermostable) cellulase, AviIII, that is a member of the glycoside hydrolase (GH) family. AviIII was isolated and characterized from Acidothermus cellulolyticus, and, like many cellulases, the disclosed polypeptide and/or its derivatives may be useful for the conversion of biomass into biofuels and chemicals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC
    Inventors: William S. Adney, Todd B. Vinzant, Shih-You Ding, Michael E. Himmel
  • Patent number: 7851210
    Abstract: The apparatus of the present invention is useful for recycling protein waste and producing fuel from protein waste. Waste is ground by a grinding means and digested by a enzyme digest medium composed of enzymes, preservatives, and inedible egg. The ground proteins are digested with the enzyme in recirculated digest tanks. Fat can be collected from the tank by addition of acid and separation of fat from water with a centrifuge. Alternatively the ground protein and enzyme can be fermented and gas collected from the digest tank in a pressure tank with a compressor. The protein solubles are emulsified, separated from water, and extruded before drying. Either fat or gas can be used to fuel a dryer. The dried proteins are then milled in a hammer mill and screened for uniform size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Inventors: Jonathan Scott Darling, Don Scott Darling
  • Publication number: 20100273214
    Abstract: The present invention relates to isolated polypeptides having alpha-glucuronidase 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: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Applicant: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Eva Hansen Holm, Dominique Aubert Skovland, Hanne Risbjerg Soerensen
  • Publication number: 20100248320
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions and methods for the conversion of lignocellulosic material to fermentable sugars and to products produced therefrom (e.g., ethanol, foodstuffs, etc.). In particular, the invention provides lignocellulose-degrading compositions (e.g., generated via incubation of microbes with lignocellulosic priming feedstock in solid-state fermentation format) and methods of using the same (e.g., in saccharification and/or hydrolysis steps (e.g., on ethanologenic feedstock) and as food or feed additives).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2010
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: ALLTECH, INC.
    Inventors: Mark P. Lyons, Brian J. Hoskins
  • Publication number: 20100203196
    Abstract: The invention relates to maize having a reduced level of CAD2 activity due to the presence of the ?314 allele, and to the use thereof for sillage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2008
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Applicant: BIOGEMMA
    Inventors: Alain Murigneux, Jean-Pierre Martinant, Christophe Tatout
  • Publication number: 20100166913
    Abstract: Biomass from ethanol whole stillage and processes for making same are disclosed. The process overcomes the challenge of dewatering the stillage through the use of a press aid or a mixture of the stillage and unfermented biomass. The invention further provides a system and method for producing distillers peels pellets from fermented citrus waste. The invention allows the composition characteristics of the animal feed or bio fuel to be varied and optimized by controlling the mix proportions of the feedstock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Inventor: DAVID A. STEWART
  • Patent number: 7695747
    Abstract: A method of producing Dried Distiller's Grain with Solubles (DDGS) agglomerated particles is disclosed. The method comprises the steps of separating a first product stream out of the whole stillage that is primarily solid material from a second product stream that is primarily liquid, agglomerating the first product stream using a mechanical compression machine such as an extruder, and exposing the agglomerated particles to microwave radiation of a sufficient energy for a sufficient time so that the resulting moisture of the agglomerated particles is between 3% and 40% by weight. The second product stream may be condensed and blended with the first product stream prior to, or concurrently with, the step in which the agglomerated particles are formed. Additionally, other additives, such as enzymes, may be added to the first product stream to enhance the final product's desirability as a nutritional source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Inventor: Russell Meier
  • Patent number: 7662415
    Abstract: The present invention relates to codon-optimized xylanase coding sequences and the expression of xylanases in microbes and yeast. The invention further relates to using multiple copies of the xylanase expression construct for high levels of protein expression. The invention also relates to the use of xylanases as feed or food additives. The invention also relates to methods of expression of enzymes to increase thermotolerance by expressing them in organisms that glycosylate proteins compared to expression that the same enzyme without the glycosylation. Further, the invention relates to methods of preparing feed, enzyme feed additives, and methods of reducing the feed conversion ration or increasing weight gain of animals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: Syngenta Participations AG
    Inventors: Michael Bauer, Michael Richard Bedford, Derrick Allen Pulliam
  • Patent number: 7625583
    Abstract: A source of dietary lipids containing anti-microbial fatty acids is added to a food composition intended for improving or maintaining the skin health and/or coat quality in a pet by preventing or regulating the growth of skin pathogens and of microflora responsible for the generation of body surface and coat odors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Francois Couzy, Boissin-Delaporte Catherine