Mixed Culture Patents (Class 435/252.4)
  • Patent number: 10342832
    Abstract: Species of human-derived bacteria belonging to the Clostridia class have been shown to induce accumulation of regulatory T cells (Treg cells) in the colon and suppress immune functions. Pharmaceutical compositions containing these bacteria can be used to prevent and treat immune-mediated diseases such as autoimmune diseases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignees: The University of Tokyo, School Corporation, Azabu Veterinary Medicine Educational Institution
    Inventors: Kenya Honda, Koji Atarashi, Takeshi Tanoue, Masahira Hattori, Hidetoshi Morita
  • Patent number: 10212943
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the field of plant-microorganism interactions. In particular, the present disclosure relates to methods and compositions for increasing plant growth characteristics by growing the plant in the presence of plant growth-promoting microbial strains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignees: The Regents of the University of California, B.G. Negev Technologies and Applications Ltd
    Inventors: Ann M. Hirsch, Drora Kaplan
  • Patent number: 10183045
    Abstract: Species of human-derived bacteria belonging to the Clostridia class have been shown to induce accumulation of regulatory T cells (Treg cells) in the colon and suppress immune functions. Pharmaceutical compositions containing these bacteria can be used to prevent and treat immune-mediated diseases such as autoimmune diseases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignees: The University of Tokyo, School Corporation, Azabu Veterinary Medicine Educational Institution
    Inventors: Kenya Honda, Koji Atarashi, Takeshi Tanoue, Masahira Hattori, Hidetoshi Morita
  • Patent number: 10034904
    Abstract: The present invention comprises methods and composition for control of plant pathogens. Isolated bacteria, deposited with ATCC under the Budapest Treaty, are effective to control plant pathogens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Core Intellectual Properties Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Luke C. Blotsky, Derex Q. Zellars, Michael L. Lindsey
  • Patent number: 9708634
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process comprising (1) forming an aqueous mixture comprising a microbial composition and solid chitin, wherein said microbial composition comprises one or more microbes that produce chitin digesting enzymes; and (2) fermenting the mixture for a time sufficient to enzymatically digest all or part of the chitin to form a fermented mixture comprising chitosan and glucosamine. In some embodiments, the chitin is derived from the biodegradation of chitin containing marine Arthropods. In other embodiments, the chitin is obtained from chitin containing fungi, filamentous fungi and yeast which is extracted via a chemical process. In yet another embodiment, the chitin is obtained by the biodegradation of chitin containing fungi, filamentous fungi, yeast and/or insects, preferably using HQE for the digestion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Agrinos AS
    Inventor: Jaime López-Cervantes
  • Patent number: 9708579
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide a lactic acid bacteria fermentation product, which has been obtained by culturing lactic acid bacteria on a medium containing an extract of at least one food material selected from the group consisting of rice bran, persimmon leaves, perilla, Houttuynia cordata Thunb, Eucommia ulmoides Oliv., turmeric, clove, cinnamon and Rubus suavissimus S. Lee (Rosaceae). By adding and mixing the extract used for the preparation of the fermentation product to a medium, it is possible to increase simply the viable cell count of lactic acid bacteria, without affecting the flavor of the product. It is possible, by using the extract, to obtain a lactic acid bacteria fermentation product which contains many viable lactic acid bacteria with their activities highly maintained, and further to provide beverages or foods using the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA YAKULT HONSHA
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Ogasawara, Mayumi Ishii, Masaki Yoshikawa, Tatsuyuki Kudo, Ryoichi Akahoshi, Akihisa Matsui, Susumu Mizusawa, Haruyuki Kimizuka, Takao Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9596875
    Abstract: Provided is a fermented food containing an extract of at least one plant material selected from the group consisting of turmeric, Houttuynia cordata Thunb., Eucommia ulmoides Oliv., rice bran, persimmon leaves, perilla, clove, cinnamon and Rubus suavissimus S. Lee (Rosaceae) and bacteria of the genus Bifidobacterium. The fermented food contains an excellent and novel material with which the viability of the bacteria of the genus Bifidobacterium can be improved in storage of the product, and even when used in products such as beverages or foods, does not deteriorate the flavor of the product, thereby the bacteria of the genus Bifidobacterium can be contained at high concentration which provides various physiological effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA YAKULT HONSHA
    Inventors: Ryotaro Hoshi, Nobuhiro Ogasawara, Masaki Yoshikawa, Tatsuyuki Kudo, Ryoichi Akahoshi, Susumu Mizusawa, Haruyuki Kimizuka, Takao Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9426999
    Abstract: First, prepared is a whey degradation medium to which a protease, yeast extract, and the like are added. Further, polyoxyethylene sorbitan monooleate or propylene glycol monooleate is added to the whey degradation medium. The whey degradation medium is inoculated with bacteriocin-producing lactic acid bacterium and the lactic acid bacterium is cultured while the whey degradation medium is maintained at pH of 4 to 5. After the completion of the culture, the whey degradation medium (culture solution) is centrifuged to thereby separate therefrom a concentrated cell suspension containing the lactic acid bacterium in a concentrated form. The concentrated cell suspension has very low antibacterial activity (several tens AU or less). Then, by adding the concentrated cell suspension to a yogurt mix and fermenting the same, it is possible to produce yogurt containing the bacteriocin-producing lactic acid bacterium without any delay in the fermentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: MEIJI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masayuki Kamijo
  • Patent number: 9272933
    Abstract: The present invention provides a bio-augmentation composition for improving the hydrocarbon degradation efficiency of effluent treatment plant for hydrocarbon degradation in wastewater generated from hydrocarbon processing industry and a method thereof. The composition comprises a synergistic combination of selective microorganisms to develop a consortium enabling effective degradation of hydrocarbons present in wastewater and converting thereof into harmless and environment friendly substances. The invention also provides for the said microorganisms and their isolations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: INDIAN OIL CORPORATION LTD.
    Inventors: Manoj Kumar, Mahendra Pratap Singh, Ashok Kumar Tiwari, Deepak Kumar Tuli, Ravinder Kumar Malhotra, Anand Kumar
  • Patent number: 9057058
    Abstract: This invention is a process for the preparation of talc based formulation for LDPE-degrading bacterial consortia. The process comprises preparing an active consortium. The active consortium is divided into four parts in centrifuge tubes. The tubes are spun at 5000 rpm. A supernatant is decanted from the tubes. The tubes are vortexed. Talc is added to each tube. The tubes with talc are again vortexed for some time to produce a homogeneous mixture. The mixture is poured into glass dishes. The dishes are kept at room temperature as aseptically for drying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignees: Department of Biotechnology Delhi, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology
    Inventors: Reeta Goel, Aditi Sah, Harshita Negi, Anil Kapri
  • Publication number: 20150147437
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for preparing fermented milk products, especially cheeses such as foil-ripened cheeses, wherein said cheeses have a sulphur aroma.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Elise Manoury, Véronique Laffitte
  • Publication number: 20150147775
    Abstract: A method that includes the steps: inoculating nutrient agar with bacterial stock to form a culture; incubating the culture to form a first incubated culture; incubating a portion of the first culture with nutrient agar to form a second culture; incubating a portion of the second culture to form a third culture; incubating the third culture to form an inoculated test plate; forming an inoculum by suspending bacteria from the inoculated test plate in a buffered test solution, adjusting the pH to ˜7 to 8, and adding organic soil at a concentration of approximately 10% to 30% by weight; inoculating a silver-containing surface region of a test carrier with a portion of the inoculum; incubating the inoculated test carrier; washing the test carrier in a neutralizing solution to form a residual test inoculum; and calculating the percent reduction in the number of surviving bacterial colonies in the residual test inoculum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Derek Michael Fiacco, Jeffrey Glenn Lynn, Kaitlyn Mary Matias, Florence Christine Monique Verrier, Ying Wei
  • Patent number: 9040037
    Abstract: The present invention provides a triple vital bacteria composition, including: powder of Bifidobacterium longum, powder of Lactobacillus acidophilus, and powder of Streptococcus faecalis. The present invention further provides a method for preparing the above triple vital bacteria composition, as well as the protection agents, the fermenting culture medium and the seed culture medium used therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Shanghai Sine Pharmaceutical Laboratories Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Binhua Chen, Xuesong Wang, Liang Zhang
  • Publication number: 20150140602
    Abstract: The present technology pertains to methods and microbial co-cultures for converting lignocellulosic biomass to biofuels and/or other carbon-based chemicals. Aspects of the present disclosure relate to novel consolidated bioprocessing (CBP) methods by which the efficiency of the production of biofuels and/or other carbon-based chemicals from cellulosic biomass-containing materials can be increased. In particular, the present disclosure provides numerous microbiological co-cultures for increasing the efficiency of ethanol and/or lactic acid production from biomass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Simon Curvers, Vitaly Svetlitchnyi
  • Publication number: 20150132270
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel strains of Lactobacillus as well as preparations and compositions, such as fermentation broths, protective cultures, final food or feed product with Lactobacillus alone or in combination with bacteria of the genus Propionibacterium. The present invention further relates to methods for the controlling of growth of a contaminant, such as a bacteria, yeast or mould by using these novel strains of Lactobacillus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Connie Benfeldt, Heike Ursula Morgenstern
  • Patent number: 9028841
    Abstract: Provided are therapeutic compositions containing Ecobiotic™ populations for prevention, treatment and reduction of symptoms associated with a dysbiosis of a mammalian subject such as a human.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Seres Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew R. Henn, Geoffrey von Maltzahn, Anthony Mario D'Onofrio, Kevin Daniel Litcofsky, David A. Berry, David N. Cook, Noubar B. Afeyan, John Grant Aunins
  • Patent number: 9017743
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an extract from bacterial strains useful as a treatment for disorders such as digestive or urinary tract disorders, compositions comprising the extract, and processes of making the extract from media that do not pose a risk of prion diseases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: OM Pharma
    Inventors: Jacques Alain Bauer, Marco Salvagni, Jean-Pierre Leon Vigroux, Laetitia Chalvet, Carlo Chiavaroli
  • Patent number: 9012200
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is a composition of bacterial strains which may comprise Stenotrophomonas sp. strain 2L, Stenotrophomonas sp. strain 5L, Stenotrophomonas sp. strain 6L, Stenotrophomonas sp. strain 3N, Achromobacter sp. strain 4P, Arthrobacter sp. strain 1N, Brevundimonas sp. strain 2N, Brevundimonas sp. strain 5N, Brevundimonas sp. strain 6N, Pseudomonas sp. strain 3G, and Pseudomonas sp. strain 4, deposited under the number KKP 2041p (IAFB Collection of Industrial Microorganisms—Institute of Agricultural and Food Biotechnology in Warsaw), a bioremediation vaccine (bioremediation mixture) which may comprise the composition of these strains, the use of the vaccine in the removal of contaminants from the soil, and the method for the treatment of contaminated soil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Uniwersytet Warszawski
    Inventors: Magdalena Popowska, Hanka Boszczyk-Maleszak, Iga Komorowska
  • Patent number: 8999318
    Abstract: A composition is provided that includes Bacillus subtilis 2084 (NRRL B-50013) or a strain having all of the identifying characteristics of the Bacillus subtilis 2084 (NRRL B-50013), B. subtilis 27 (NRRL B-50105) or a strain having all of the identifying characteristics of the B. subtilis 27 (NRRL B-50105), and B. licheniformis 21 (NRRL B-50134) or a strain having all of the identifying characteristics of the B. licheniformis 21 (NRRL B-50134). Animal bedding that includes the Bacillus strains is also provided, as well as a method of making the animal bedding. Also provided are methods of controlling odors from animal waste. A method of making a composition including the Bacillus strains is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Dupont Nutrition Biosciences APS
    Inventors: Marianne Cain Bellot, Keith J. Mertz, Thomas G. Rehberger
  • Patent number: 8968718
    Abstract: A bacterial mixture usable in an inoculum usable in a bioremediateion method for accelerated biological degradation of petroleum hydrocarbons in a sea ice-covered polar region includes a plurality of isolated cold-adapted autochthonous bacterial strains. Each of the bacterial strains has petroleum hydrocarbons degrading activity at an ambient temperature of ?3° C. and each has a different temperature tolerance range, a different salinity tolerance range, a different petroleum hydrocarbons degradation spectrum, and a different capacity to emulsify oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Alfred-Wegener-Institut Helmholtz-Zentrum fuer Polar-und Meeresforschung
    Inventors: Elisabeth Helmke, Birte Gerdes, Jutta Juergens, Kristine Reuter
  • Publication number: 20150050387
    Abstract: Suggested are starter cultures for the production of fermented milk products, containing (a) a first mixture of five microorganisms comprising (a1) Streptococcus thermophilus, (a2) Leuconostoc species, (a3) Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis biovar diacetylactis, (a4) Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis und (a5) Lactococcus lactis subsp. cremoris, and (b) a second mixture of three microorganisms comprising (b1) Streptococcus thermophilus, (b2) Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis und (b3) Lactococcus lactis subsp. cremoris, as well as optionally (c) a third group of microorganisms comprising (c1) Bifido bakterium lactis B12, (c2) Lactobazillus acidophilus, (c3) Leuconostoc cremoris or mixtures thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Marina Schomacker, Michael Hahn
  • Patent number: 8945905
    Abstract: A waste capture media formulation comprising a bacteria package. The bacteria package does not include a bacteria that produces a urease enzyme. The formulation further comprises an absorbent media, an odor suppressant, a binding agent, a mineral source, a masking agent, and an aqueous surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventors: Russell L. Brandt, Elizabeth A. Battilana
  • Publication number: 20140373920
    Abstract: Presented herein is a voltaic cell containing light harvesting antennae or other biologically-based electron generating structures optionally in a microbial population, an electron siphon population having electron conductive properties with individual siphons configured to accept electrons from the light harvesting antennae and transport the electrons to a current collector, an optional light directing system (e.g., a mirror), and a regulator having sensing and regulatory feedback properties for the conversion of photobiochemical energy and biochemical energy to electricity. Also presented herein is a voltaic cell having electricity-generating abilities in the absence of light. Also presented herein is the use of the voltaic cell in a solar panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Emily A. Stein
  • Patent number: 8906668
    Abstract: Provided are therapeutic compositions containing Ecobiotic™ populations for prevention, treatment and reduction of symptoms associated with a dysbiosis of a mammalian subject such as a human.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Seres Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew R. Henn, Geoffrey von Maltzahn, Anthony Mario D'Onofrio, Kevin Daniel Litcofsky, David A. Berry, David N. Cook, Noubar B. Afeyan, John Grant Aunins
  • Publication number: 20140356329
    Abstract: The present invention provides probiotic compositions suitable for reducing the incidence and duration of human illness. In particular, the present invention provides methods and compositions suitable for preventing disease in young children. In some particularly preferred embodiments, the present invention finds use in the prevention respiratory disease in children.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: DUPONT NUTRITION BIOSCIENCES APS
    Inventors: Gregory Leyer, Arthur Ouwehand
  • Publication number: 20140349338
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel bacteria and the uses thereof. The invention particularly relates to bacteria having a metabolic pathway ratio between Pentose phosphate and glycolysis greater than 0.5, and their uses in the chemical, pharmaceutical or agro-chemical industries, e.g., for producing compounds of industrial interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: DEINOVE
    Inventors: Jean-Paul Leonetti, Juha-Pekka Pitkanen, Paula Jouhten
  • Publication number: 20140342438
    Abstract: A media supplement for culturing anaerobic bacteria is provided which comprises a filtrate of effluent from a chemostat vessel in which a target bacterial ecosystem has been cultured. Methods of using the supplement for culturing or isolating anaerobic microbial strains or communities, particularly anaerobic bacteria from the human gut, are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH
    Inventors: Emma Allen-Vercoe, Julie McDonald
  • Publication number: 20140342437
    Abstract: The present invention relates to microbial compositions useful in treating and remediating wastewater, removing organic matter from the surfaces of post harvested fruits and vegetables, and decreasing post-harvest disease in fruit and vegetables.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: BiOWiSH Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Carpenter, Michael S. Showell, JoElla Barnes, Nirupam Pal
  • Publication number: 20140329677
    Abstract: A biological product for the purification of water, soil, industrial wastewater from chemicals that are resistant to degradation, such as pesticides and oil, contains a composition of strains of bacteria Pseudomonas putida VKPM B-10997, Bacillus subtilis VKPM B-10999, and Rhodococcus erythropolis VKPM Ac-1882 in a weight ratio of (1-2):(1-2):1. The biological product can further contain sorbent, organic and mineral supplements, and stimulating agents. The biological product can be used for the decomposition of degradation-resistant pesticides and oil and has plant growth stimulating and fungicidal activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Liliya Anisimova, Tatyana Markusheva, Aleksandr Kurakov, Andrey Zakutayev
  • Publication number: 20140315716
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present invention relates to novel Bacillus strains ENV 734 (NRRL B-50800), ENV 735 (NRRL B-50801), ENV 736 (NRRL B-50802), and ENV 737 (NRRL B-50803). These strains possess a high degree of homology with both Bacillus simplex and Bacillus butanolivorans, but unexpectedly exhibit desirable high salt tolerance as well as low temperature growth and urease production. In another aspect, the present invention relates to compositions comprising at least one of such strains and an acceptable carrier, and methods of preparing the compositions. Such compositions are suitable for use in industrial, agricultural, aquacultural, environmental, wastewater treatment and/or probiotic applications. Methods for enhancing the growth of a plant propagative material and methods for treating wastewater are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: Envera, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Matheny, Zivile Panaviene
  • Patent number: 8865156
    Abstract: The invention provides compositions comprising one or more isolated LDH-deficient mutans streptococcus strains and one or more isolated S. oralis strains and/or one or more isolated S. uberis strains. Compositions of the invention are useful to maintain oral health, by for example treating and/or preventing one or more symptoms of dental caries, periodontitis and/or other oral cavity diseases or wounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Oragenics, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey D. Hillman
  • Patent number: 8859281
    Abstract: The present invention is directed generally to eukaryotic cells comprising single-celled organisms that are introduced into the eukaryotic cell through human intervention and which transfer to daughter cells of the eukaryotic cell through at least five cell divisions, and methods of introducing such single-celled organisms into eukaryotic cells. The invention also provides methods of using such eukaryotic cells. The invention further provides single-celled organisms that introduce a phenotype to eukaryotic cells that is maintained in daughter cells. The invention additionally provides eukaryotic cells containing magnetotactic bacteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Bell Biosystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Caleb B. Bell, III, Alexey Bazarov
  • Publication number: 20140273120
    Abstract: This invention provides methods and systems for the production of propanol. Specifically, the methods and systems of the present invention use symbiotic co-cultures for the production of propanol from syngas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Rathin Datta, Michael Enzien, Robert Hickey, William Levinson
  • Publication number: 20140271438
    Abstract: The invention provides a process for producing ammonia or ammonium from an organic material by fermenting a medium comprising organic material in the presence of a mixed bacterial population capable of ammonification, wherein the fermenting is under conditions, and for a sufficient period of time, to produce a fermentation product that comprises ammonia or ammonium. The organic material includes nitrogenous compounds suitable for conversion to ammonia or ammonium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Ductor Oy
    Inventors: Ilona Oksanen, Susanna Kääriäinen, Kerttu Koskenniemi, Nina Virolainen, Saara Hernesniemi
  • Publication number: 20140248680
    Abstract: The invention relates to compositions containing Bacillus sp., optionally with magnetite, useful in methods for collecting algae. The invention also relates to methods for collecting algae by contacting algae and bare maghemite and compositions thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Inventors: Ryan J. POWELL, Russell T. Hill
  • Publication number: 20140206052
    Abstract: This invention provides methods and systems for the production of butanol. Specifically, the methods and systems of the present invention use syntrophic co-cultures for the production of butanol from syngas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: Coskata, Inc.
    Inventors: Mike Enzien, Rathin Datta, Richard Tobey
  • Publication number: 20140193884
    Abstract: Enriched steady state microbial consortiums for microbial enhanced oil recovery and in situ bioremediation of hydrocarbon-contaminated sites, under anaerobic denitrifying conditions, are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: EDWIN R HENDRICKSON, Abigail K. Luckring, Sharon Jo Keeler, Michael P. Perry, Eric R. Choban
  • Publication number: 20140186929
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for the production of biogas from forage are provided. Compositions comprise a combination microbial inoculant, silage produced from forage inoculated with the combination microbial inoculant, and biogas produced from the silage. Various methods are provided for increasing biogas production and decreasing dry matter loss by inoculating forage with a combination inoculant. In certain embodiments, inoculating forage with specific combinations of bacterial strains results in a synergistic decrease in dry matter loss and a synergistic increase in biogas production. In other embodiments, inoculating a biomass composition comprising silage and sludge with specific combinations of bacterial strains results in a synergistic increase in biogas production.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventors: Ellen Davis, Keith Mertz, Terry Parrott, Barbara G. Ruser, William Rutherford, Brenda Smiley, Annette Spielbauer, Ardean Veldkamp
  • Patent number: 8753865
    Abstract: Enriched steady state microbial consortiums for microbial enhanced oil recovery and in situ bioremediation of hydrocarbon-contaminated sites, under anaerobic denitrifying conditions, are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Edwin R. Hendrickson, Abigail K. Luckring, Sharon Jo Keeler, Michael P. Perry, Eric R. Choban
  • Publication number: 20140162274
    Abstract: In alternative embodiments, the invention provides computational algorithms, computer programs, software and other methods, systems and products of manufacture (e.g., computers, devices or apparatus) for identifying members of microbial communities, their abundance and distribution from amplicon sequence data, and comparing microbial communities and consortia. In alternative embodiments, the invention provides computer-implemented methods comprising a subset of, substantially all, or all of the steps as set forth in the flow chart of FIG. 1, FIG. 3 or FIG. 4. In alternative embodiments, the invention provides methods for identification of consortia, optionally followed by construction of artificial microbial consortia from pure strains or enrichment cultures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: TAXON BIOSCIENCES, INC.
    Inventors: Victor Kunin, Matt Ashby, Stewart Scherer, Nastassia Patin
  • Patent number: 8748154
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a Sphingomonas sp. MD2 strain (KCTC 11845BP), a composition including the strain for decomposing methane or odor-producing compounds, a biocover or biofilter including the composition, a method for decomposing methane or odor-producing compounds using the composition, a system for decomposing methane or odor-producing compounds using the biocover or biofilter, and the use of the strain for decomposing methane or odor-producing compounds. According to the present invention, methane and odor can be effectively removed concurrently, and thus the cost required for the separate treatment of methane and odor can be reduced, and methane and odor-producing compounds in landfills or the like can be effectively decomposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: EWHA University-Industry Collaboration Foundation
    Inventors: Kyung Suk Cho, Jung Hee Lee, Kyung Eun Moon, Tae Gwan Kim, Sang Hyon Lee
  • Publication number: 20140141494
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is a composition of bacterial strains which may comprise Stenotrophomonas sp. strain 2L, Stenotrophomonas sp. strain 5L, Stenotrophomonas sp. strain 6L, Stenotrophomonas sp. strain 3N, Achromobacter sp. strain 4P, Arthrobacter sp. strain 1N, Brevundimonas sp. strain 2N, Brevundimonas sp. strain 5N, Brevundimonas sp. strain 6N, Pseudomonas sp. strain 3G, and Pseudomonas sp. strain 4, deposited under the number KKP 2041p (IAFB Collection of Industrial Microorganisms—Institute of Agricultural and Food Biotechnology in Warsaw), a bioremediation vaccine (bioremediation mixture) which may comprise the composition of these strains, the use of the vaccine in the removal of contaminants from the soil, and the method for the treatment of contaminated soil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: UNIWERSYTET WARSZAWSKI
    Inventors: Magdalena Popowska, Hanka Boszczyk-Maleszak, Iga Komorowska
  • Patent number: 8728460
    Abstract: A biological soil nutrient system that combines beneficial soil fungi and bacteria in a growth promoting nutrient medium, embedded in an inorganic porous ceramic particle for direct delivery during soil aerification to the rhizosphere of adventitious plants, including sports turf, landscape and agricultural applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Profile Products, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Kevin S. Spittle
  • 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: 8697154
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an extract from bacterial strains, such as Staphylococcus, Moraxella, Klebsiella, Streptococcus, and Haemophilus. The extract is useful as a treatment for indications such as respiratory disorders, compositions comprising the extract, and processes of making the extract from media that do not pose a risk of prion diseases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: OM Pharma SA
    Inventors: Jacques Alain Bauer, Marco Salvagni, Jean-Pierre Leon Vigroox, Laetitia Chalvet, Carlo Chiavaroli
  • Patent number: 8697053
    Abstract: The invention includes methods and compositions for treating an animal to inhibit the incidence and growth of E. coli O157:H7 and other pathogenic bacteria. The treatment method comprises administering a therapeutically effective amount of Lactobacillus acidophilus or one or a combination of a number of other probiotic bacteria to an animal. An alternative treatment method comprises administering a therapeutically effective amount of a lactic acid producing bacterium such as Lactobacillus acidophilus in combination with a lactate utilizing bacterium such as Propionibacterium freudenreichii.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Nutrition Physiology Company, LLC
    Inventors: Bryan E. Garner, Douglas R. Ware
  • Patent number: 8652826
    Abstract: A composite marine bacterial liquid for the synergic degradation of high-molecular-weight polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (HMW PAHs) and the preparation method thereof. The composite marine bacterial liquid is generated by mixing the fermented culture liquid of a stain of Cycloclasticus sp. PY97M and a stain of Marinobacter sp. D15-8W, the cell concentration of each is 107-109 CFU/mL. The preparation method includes: inoculating the seed liquid of Cycloclasticus strains and Marinobacter strains individually into the sodium acetate medium or M8 medium, fermenting under the condition of defoaming by flowing addition of defoamer, and mixing the fermented cultures to obtain the composite marine bacterial liquid, then preparing a 5-fold concentrated liquid by centrifuging and storing at 4° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: First Institute of Oceanography State Oceanic Administration of China
    Inventors: Zhi-Song Cui, Li Zheng, Guang-Su Xu, Qian Li, Wei Gao, Fa-Rong Chen
  • Publication number: 20140045744
    Abstract: The present invention encompasses cultured collections of a gut microbial community, models comprising such cultures, and methods of use thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Inventors: Jeffrey I. Gordon, Jeremiah J. Faith, Nathan P. McNulty, Federico E. Rey, Andrew Goodman, George Kallstrom, Vanessa K. Ridaura
  • Patent number: 8642297
    Abstract: The invention provides methods and compositions for the production of L-ribitol and other rare sugars using a mannitol-1-dehydrogenase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: ZuChem, Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan Wymer, Paul Taylor
  • Patent number: 8632766
    Abstract: A subject of the invention is a composition containing strains Lactobacillus fermentum 57A, Lactobacillus plantarum 57B and Lactobacillus gasseri 57C of special characteristics such as a feature of strong diversified affinity for the digestive tract and vaginal epithelia enabling the colonization of the vagina and anus after the crossover through intestines as well as the feature of co-aggregation enabling for synergetic activity. The subject of the invention is also the application of the composition for restoration of the natural bacterial flora of the vagina and anus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Instytut Biotechnologii Surowic I Szczepionek Biomed S.A.
    Inventors: Piotr B. Heczko, Magdalena Strus, Grzegorz Stefański, Katarzyna Dechnik