Cleaning Using A Micro-organism Or Enzyme Patents (Class 435/264)
  • Patent number: 10883088
    Abstract: Oxygenases and methods of biologically upgrading hydrocarbon streams, such as crude oil, using oxygenases are provided herein. The oxygenases can be used to remove impurities such as metals, heteroatoms, or asphaltenes from a hydrocarbon stream. In some cases, the oxygenases can be chemically or genetically modified and can be used in different locations such as petroleum wells, pipes, reservoirs, tanks and/or reactors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Zarath M. Summers, David O. Marler, Jay B. Patel, Katherine G. Landuyt
  • Patent number: 10689636
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of increasing the activity of a polypeptide having cellulolytic enhancing activity, comprising: adding a soluble activating divalent metal cation to a composition comprising the polypeptide having cellulolytic enhancing activity, wherein the presence of the soluble activating divalent metal cation and the polypeptide having cellulolytic enhancing activity increases degradation or conversion of a cellulose-containing material by a cellulolytic enzyme composition compared to the polypeptide having cellulolytic enhancing activity without the soluble activating divalent metal cation. The present invention also relates to compositions, methods for degrading or converting a cellulose-containing material, and methods for producing a fermentation product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Novozymes, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith McFarland, Paul Harris
  • Patent number: 10626388
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel subtilase variants exhibiting increased stability and preferably on par or improved wash performance. The variants of the invention are suitable for use in e.g. cleaning or detergent compositions, such as laundry detergent compositions and dish wash compositions, including automatic dish wash compositions. The present invention also relates to isolated DNA sequences encoding the variants, expression vectors, host cells, and methods for producing and using the variants of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: NOVOZYMES A/S
    Inventors: Frank Winther Rasmussen, Peter Kamp Hansen, Lars Lehman Hylling Christensen
  • Patent number: 10576607
    Abstract: A microbial dressing method for super abrasive tools includes a kind of microbe which is capable of consuming the bond in a certain manner is selected to perform the microbial dressing. Specifically, the microbe is inoculated and cultured in the culture medium to a certain concentration, then the dressing area of the abrasive tool is immersed into the culture liquid to remove the bond in the surface by the action of the microbe, and the control of the dressing amount is realized by controlling the microbe concentration and the soaking time. Precise dressing for super abrasive products, particularly for fine grained abrasive tools can be realized using the present method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: HUAQIAO UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Hui Huang, Fei Ma, Xipeng Xu
  • Patent number: 10478514
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for inactivating RNA and DNA within viruses situated on medical instruments. Through the use of photochemicals and photoactivation by monochromatic light, medical instruments can be rendered safer. A solution of methylene blue having a concentration of 0.01-0.02% by means of interaction with light in the emission spectrum of monochromatic emitters having wavelengths ranging between 582 and 592 nm or between 658 and 662 nm and an overall light output of at least 280 lumens (lm), wherein the instruments are kept in said solution for about 90 minutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventor: Ovik Leonardovich Mkrtchyan
  • Patent number: 10479962
    Abstract: Solid compositions for use in textile treatment, each comprising, based on the total weight of the solid composition, a total amount of each of —30% to 70% by weight of at least one peroxide compound, —10% to 20% by weight of at least one organic bleach activator, —5% to 50% by weight of hydrogencarbonate, calculated as sodium hydrogencarbonate, —0% to 5% by weight of surfactant, where the total amount of organic compound in the solid composition is 10% to 50% by weight, preferably 20% to 35% by weight, are thermally stable and can be stored reliably. They are suitable as an additive to conventional textile treatment compositions, especially to liquid washing compositions, and can be provided as a portion encased with a water-soluble material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Matthias Sunder, Patrick Bueth, Sheila Edwards, Frank Meier
  • Patent number: 10426171
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method for prophylaxis of infections by fungi, particularly by oomycetes, and of bacterial infections in crop and ornamental plants. Areas of application are vine, fruit, vegetable and ornamental plant growing. The method of the invention is characterized in that an aqueous solution of a protease, alone or in combination with ß-glucanases and/or chitinases, is prepared, stabilizers, stickers and wetters are added, and the additized solution is applied by conventional techniques to the plants a number of times within the vegetation period, preferably ahead of weather-related phases of high infection threat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: BIOPRACT GMBH
    Inventors: Matthias Gerhardt, Joachim Pheiffer, Hanns-Heinz Kassemeyer, Rene Fuchs, Sophie Jacobs
  • Patent number: 10322956
    Abstract: The present invention relates to apparatus, methods, and applications for treating wastewater, and more particularly to biological processes for removing pollutants from wastewater. This invention further relates to apparatus and methods for growing microbes on-site at a wastewater treatment facility, and for economically inoculating sufficient microbes to solve various treatment problems rapidly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Advanced Biological Services, Inc.
    Inventor: G. Robert Whiteman
  • Patent number: 9617526
    Abstract: The invention is directed toward non-wild-type organophosphorus acid anhydrolases having three site mutations, method of production, and method of use to effectively degrade toxic chemical compounds such as (Ethyl({2-[bis(propan-2-yl)amino]ethyl}sulfanyl)(methyl)phosphinate (“VX”).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Steven P. Harvey, Mark A. Guelta
  • Patent number: 9587232
    Abstract: The invention is directed toward non-wild-type organophosphorus acid anhydrolases having three site mutations, method of production, and method of use to effectively degrade toxic chemicals such as N,N-diethyl-2-(methyl-(2-methylpropoxy)phosphoryl)sulfanylethanamine) (“VR”).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Steven P. Harvey, Mark A. Guelta
  • Publication number: 20150147802
    Abstract: The present invention relates to [1] a detergent composition for a washer for medical devices, including a nonionic surfactant (A) represented by the following formula (1), at least one compound (B) selected from the group consisting of fatty acids having not less than 6 and not more than 10 carbon atoms or salts thereof, a cationic surfactant (C) represented by the specific formula, and water; and [2] a method of washing a medical device using a washer for medical devices which includes the step of washing the medical device with a mixture including the above detergent composition and an enzyme.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masaya Nishio
  • Publication number: 20150132833
    Abstract: Stabilized use solutions of low phosphorus, alkali metal carbonate detergents employing enzymes for cleaning compositions are disclosed. In particular, the present invention is a composition for, and method of, removing soils, preventing redeposition of protein soils and reducing foam, using stabilized enzyme cleaning compositions, namely use solutions of the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Wendy Chan, Jennifer Stokes, Lyndal Jensen, Carter M. Silvernail, Terrence P. Everson, Graig Legatt, Nathan Richard Ortmann, Devon Beau Hammel
  • Publication number: 20150132824
    Abstract: The present invention relates to isolated polypeptides having xanthan degrading activity, catalytic domains and polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides and catalytic domains. 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 and catalytic domains.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Dorotea Raventos Segura, Peter Fischer Halin, Anders Viksoe-Nielsen, Lars Anderson, Martin Simon Borchert, Leigh Murphy, Astrid Boisen, Lorena G. Palmén, Kenneth Jensen, Carsten Sjoeholm, Tine Hoff, Charlotte Blom
  • Publication number: 20150132831
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cleaning composition comprising a lipase with at least 75% identity to SEQ ID NO: 2, and a surfactant, wherein said composition is more effective in removing lipid stains present at a surface in comparison with an equivalent composition lacking the lipase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Robert Piotr Olinski, Kim Borch, Anna Verena Reiser, Lone Baunsgaard, Carsten Hoerslev Hansen, Kenneth Jensen
  • Publication number: 20150132832
    Abstract: Stabilized use solutions of low phosphorus, alkali metal carbonate detergents employing enzymes for cleaning compositions are disclosed. In particular, the present invention is a composition for, and method of, removing soils, preventing redeposition of protein soils and reducing foam, using stabilized enzyme cleaning compositions, namely use solutions of the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Wendy Chan, Jennifer Stokes, Lyndal Jensen, Carter M. Silvernail, Terrence P. Everson, Graig Legatt, Nathan Richard Ortmann, Devon Beau Hammel
  • Publication number: 20150132823
    Abstract: The invention relates to a variant of a parent Termamyl-like alpha-amylase, comprising mutations in two, three, four, five or six regions/positions. The variants have increased stability at high temperatures (relative to the parent). The invention also relates to a DNA construct comprising a DNA sequence encoding an alpha-amylase variant of the invention, a recombinant expression vector which carries a DNA construct of the invention, a cell which is transformed with a DNA construct of the invention, the use of an alpha-amylase variant of the invention for washing and/or dishwashing, textile desizing, starch liquefaction, a detergent additive comprising an alpha-amylase variant of the invention, a manual or automatic dishwashing detergent composition comprising an alpha-amylase variant of the invention, a method for generating a variant of a parent Termamyl-like alpha-amylase, which variant exhibits increased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Allan Svendsen, Soren Kjaerulff, Henrik Bisgaard-Frantzen, Carsten Andersen
  • Publication number: 20150132825
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods for protein engineering and serine protease variants produced there from. Specifically, the present invention provides serine protease variants having one or more substitutions as compared to a reference serine protease. In addition, the present invention provides compositions comprising these serine protease variants. In some embodiments, the present invention provides cleaning compositions comprising at least one of these serine protease variants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: DANISCO US INC.
    Inventors: Wolfgang Aehle, Luis G. Cascao-Pereira, David A. Estell, Frits Goedegebuur, James T. Kellis, JR., Ayrookaran J. Poulose, Brian F. Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20150125923
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to compositions and methods of delivering substances in a dry mode, wherein the compositions include a surface layer disposed on the outer surface of the composition that is permeable to carbon dioxide and oxygen. The compositions may be used to deliver microorganisms to remove contaminates, such as oil, chemical, waste, or sewage, from soil, water, or air. In other embodiments, the compositions can also be used for delivering liquid food, liquid food additives, liquid biotech agricultural ingredients, conventional liquid agricultural ingredients, liquid human wellness and dietary supplements, and liquid fragrances and beauty products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: DryLet LLC
    Inventors: Ramiro Trevino, Steven R. Ellis
  • Publication number: 20150125925
    Abstract: The present invention provides consumer products comprising a serine protease variant, more specifically subtilisin variants produced there from. Specifically, the present invention provides consumer products comprising a serine protease variant, more specifically a subtilisin variant having one or more substitutions as compared to a reference serine protease. In addition, the present invention provides methods of making such compositions and methods of treating surfaces, particularly fabric surfaces comprising contacting a surface with an aqueous liquor comprising a serine protease variant, more specifically subtilisin variants and an adjunct material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Philip Frank SOUTER, Euan John MAGENNIS, Glenn Steven WARD, Neelam S. AMIN, Katherine AUGUSTYN, Joshua R. BASLER, Luis Gustavo CASCAO-PEREIRA, Katherine D. COLLIER, Edward M. CONCAR, David A. ESTELL, James T. KELLIS, JR., Alexander PISARCHIK, Ayrookaran Joseph POULOSE, Jian YAO
  • Publication number: 20150111285
    Abstract: The objective of the present invention is in the field of cleaning agent in particular detergents. In particular, it relates to a novel detergent formulation for an automatic dishwashing. The formulation provides excellent cleaning and finishing; it is environmentally friendlier than traditional compositions and allows for a more energy efficient automatic dishwashing process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
    Inventors: Raja Noor Zaliha Raja Abdul Rahman, Abu Bakar Salleh, Mahiran Basri, Izuddin Abdul Rahman
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150104856
    Abstract: A detergent composition comprising a polypeptide having protease activity is disclosed. The composition may be used in laundry or hard surface cleaning such as automated dish wash, and it has improved performance compared with a commercial protease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Benie Astrid, Jeppe Wegener Tams, Peter Rahbek Oestergaard, Morten Gjermansen, Martin Simon Borchert
  • Patent number: 9005956
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of selectively obtaining phosphorus from solids containing heavy metals and phosphate. In this method, the solid is treated under acidic aerobic conditions using microorganisms comprising leaching microorganisms and polyphosphate-accumulating microorganisms, so that the heavy metals and the phosphates are released from the solid and the released phosphates may be taken up by the polyphosphate-accumulating microorganisms. The phosphorus-enriched biomass that is obtained in this manner is separated and may be utilized, e.g., as organic fertilizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Georg Fritzmeier GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Jennifer Zimmermann, Wolfgang Dott
  • Publication number: 20150064767
    Abstract: The present invention provides variant subtilisins and compositions comprising at least one variant subtilisin set forth herein, as well as methods for using these variants and compositions. In some embodiments, the present invention provides variant subtilisins suitable for laundry cleaning applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: DANISCO US INC.
    Inventors: Joshua R. Basler, Luis G. Cascao-Pereira, David A. Estell, James T. Kellis
  • Publication number: 20150056682
    Abstract: The present invention provides variant subtilisins and compositions comprising at least one variant subtilisin set forth herein, as well as methods for using these variants and compositions. In some embodiments, the present invention provides variant proteases suitable for laundry cleaning applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: DANISCO US INC.
    Inventors: Viktor Yuryevich Alekseyev, Luis G. Cascao-Pereira, James T. Kellis, JR., Alexander Pisarchik
  • Patent number: 8956853
    Abstract: A method for degumming an oil composition comprises the steps of (a) providing an oil composition containing a quantity of phospholipids, (b) contacting said oil composition simultaneously with one or more phospholipase A enzymes and one or more phospholipase C enzymes, under conditions sufficient for the enzymes to react with the phospholipids to create phospholipid reaction products, and (c) separating the phospholipids reaction products from the oil composition, the remaining oil composition after the separation being a degummed oil composition, whereby during step (b) the reaction of said one or more phospholipase A enzymes proceeds at a faster rate than it would in the absence of said one or more phospholipase C enzymes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Bunge Oils, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher L. G. Dayton, Flavio Galhardo
  • Publication number: 20150044736
    Abstract: Described are compositions and methods relating to a fungal cutinase cloned from Magnaporthe grisea, polynucleotides encoding the cutinase, and methods of use thereof. The compositions and methods have particular application in detergent cleaning compositions and synthesis reactions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: DANISCO US INC.
    Inventors: Christian D. Adams, Andrei Miasnikov
  • Publication number: 20150037875
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of a composition comprising at least one polypeptide having glucoamylase activity and optionally at least one polypeptide having ?-1,3-endoglucanase activity in a process of lysing yeast cell walls as well as to a process for lysing yeast cell walls which comprises exposing said yeast cell walls to a composition comprising at least one polypeptide having glucoamylase activity and optionally at least one polypeptide having ?-1,3-endoglucanase activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: AB ENZYMES GMBH
    Inventors: Kim Langfelder, Volker Marschner, Kornelia Titze, Marika Alapuranen, Jari Vehmaanperä
  • Publication number: 20150031111
    Abstract: The present invention relates to isolated lipase variants, comprising a substitution at one or more positions corresponding to positions I86D,E,N,Q, E87C, I90D,E,Q, and N92D,E,Q of the mature polypeptide of SEQ ID NO: 2, wherein the variant has lipase activity. In some embodiments the present invention relates to isolated polynucleotides encoding the variants; nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the polynucleotides; methods of producing the variants; and compositions comprising the variants. The present invention also relates to methods of obtaining lipase variants; methods of cleaning; and use of lipase variants for cleaning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Jakob Skjold-Joergensen, Jesper Vind, Allan Svendsen
  • Publication number: 20150031114
    Abstract: The present invention relates to detergent compositions comprising subtilisin variants and methods for obtaining such detergent compositions. The present invention also relates to the use of such detergent compositions, especially in laundry or in hard surface cleaning applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Werner Besenmatter, Astrid Benie, Marco Malten
  • Publication number: 20150024470
    Abstract: The present invention addresses the problem of providing a new microorganism that is useful for efficiently decomposing oils and fats, and a use for said microorganism. According to screening results, a new Yarrowia lipolytica having a high capacity to assimilate free fatty acids was successfully obtained. Efficient decomposition of oils and fats is achieved by causing the Yarrowia lipolytica to act under conditions in which fatty acids that are hydrolysis products of oils or fats are present, or under conditions in which oils or fats are decomposed into fatty acids and glycerol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Katsutoshi Hori, Masatake Fujioka
  • Patent number: 8936931
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments provide methods and apparatus of using an enzyme-surfactant solution to control surface wettability of a xerographic print.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Gordon Sisler, Nicoleta Mihai, T. Brian McAneney, Valerie Farrugia
  • Publication number: 20150017707
    Abstract: In a liquid dishwashing detergent comprising a protease and amylase, storage stability is to be improved. This is achieved through the use of a protease comprising an amino acid sequence having at least 70% identity over its total length with the amino acid sequence specified in SEQ ID NO. 1 and having, in the listing according to SEQ ID NO. 1, the L211D amino acid substitution in combination with at least two further amino acid substitutions selected from the group consisting of S3T, V4I, V193M and V199I.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Nina Mussmann, Thomas Eiting, Thorsten Bastigkeit, Konstantin Benda, Hans Hartmut Janke
  • Publication number: 20150017700
    Abstract: The present invention provides lipolytic enzyme variants. Specifically, the present invention provides lipolytic enzyme variants having two, three, or more modifications as compared to a parent lipolytic enzyme having at least one improved property. In addition, the present invention provides compositions comprising a lipolytic enzyme variant of the invention. The present invention also provides methods of cleaning using compositions comprising a lipolytic enzyme variant of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: David A. Estell, Thomas P. Graycar, Lene Bojsen Jensen, Anja Hemmingsen Kellett-Smith, Karsten M. Kragh, Rie Mejldal, Sina Pricelius, Jian Yao
  • Patent number: 8921091
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for the degradation of pollutants in water and/or soil. More specific, the present invention relates to a method for the on-site decontamination or re-mediation of water and/or soil which are contaminated with organic compounds. Moreover, the invention relates to a method for forming a barrier against the spreading of a contamination with pollutants within the water and/or soil, especially within groundwater (aquifer). Further, the invention relates to means for use in these methods, and to the production of such means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen Deutsches Forschungszentrum fur Gesundheit und Unwelt GmbH
    Inventors: Rainer Meckenstock, Julian Bosch
  • Patent number: 8911986
    Abstract: Temporary active coatings that are stabilized against inactivation by weathering are provided including a base associated with a chemically modified enzyme, and, optionally a first polyoxyethylene present in the base and independent of the enzyme. The coatings are optionally overlayered onto a substrate to form an active coating facilitating the removal of organic stains or organic material from food, insects, or the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignees: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc., Toyota Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Hongfei Jia, Songtao Wu, Masahiko Ishii, Minjuan Zhang
  • Publication number: 20140342431
    Abstract: Compositions and methods relating to variant alpha-amylases are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: Danisco US INC.
    Inventors: Luis Gustavo Cascao-Pereira, Marc Kolkman
  • Publication number: 20140342440
    Abstract: Methods and products for spill response management also providing bioremediation of specific substrates such as protein, starch, carbohydrates, hydrocarbons, fats and greases through superior enzymatic activity in both aerobic and anaerobic environments with one product. In one illustrative embodiment, a product may include coir in a proportion of from about 85% to about 99% and a suitable microbe for initiating bioremediation in an appropriate form in a proportion of from about 20% to about 1%, by weight. Methods of using a product may include absorbing spilled fluid with the product then disposing of the product with the absorbed fluid where the microbe will perform bioremediation. This may allow the absorption (cleanup) of commonly used hazardous and non-hazardous chemicals in residential, commercial and industrial applications and the peace of mind of using a safe, sustainable, environmentally friendly, landfill safe product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventor: Robert Toby Wilson
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8883141
    Abstract: A hydrolytic enzyme is stabilized in a liquid surfactant preparation using a component that stabilizes the hydrolytic enzyme and includes a phenylalkyldicarboxylic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Petra Siegert, Marion Merkel, Hendrik Hellmuth, Timothy O'Connell, Karl-Heinz Maurer
  • Patent number: 8883140
    Abstract: A hydrolytic enzyme is stabilized in a liquid surfactant preparation using a component that stabilizes the hydrolytic enzyme and encompasses an oligoaminobiphenyl oligocarboxylic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Petra Siegert, Marion Merkel, Hendrik Hellmuth, Timothy O'Connell, Karl-Heinz Maurer
  • Patent number: 8883485
    Abstract: Described are compositions and methods for the decolorization of dye molecules in an aqueous medium using enzymatically-generated peracid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Danisco US Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher C. Barnett, Rafael F. Sala
  • Publication number: 20140322762
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the production of sugar hydrolysates from cellulosic material. The method may be used e.g. for producing fermentable sugars for the production of bioethanol from lignocellulosic material. Cellulolytic enzymes and their production by recombinant technology is described, as well as uses of the enzymes and enzyme preparations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: ROAL OY
    Inventors: Jari VEHMAANPERÄ, Marika ALAPURANEN, Terhi PURANEN, Matti SIIKA-AHO, Jarno KALLIO, Satu HOOMAN, Sanni VOUTILAINEN, Teemu HALONEN, Liisa VIIKARI
  • Publication number: 20140314733
    Abstract: Composition for the removal of biofilms present on a substrate, comprising at least one detergent component comprising at least one sequestering agent and at least one agent that is simultaneously a wetting and a dispersing agent, and at least one enzymatic component containing at least one protease, at least one laccase and at least one polysaccharidase
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: S.A. Realco
    Inventors: Gauthier Boels, Gordon Blackman, Sébastien Fastrez
  • Patent number: 8865158
    Abstract: A genetically modified bacteriophage is disclosed which comprises: (i) an exogenous polynucleotide which encodes an agent which reduces the toxicity of a bacterium; and (ii) an exogenous polynucleotide which encodes a selectable marker. Uses thereof and kits comprising same are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Ramot at Tel-Aviv University Ltd.
    Inventors: Ehud Qimron, Rotem Edgar, Nir Friedman
  • Publication number: 20140308736
    Abstract: The present invention provides engineered protease variants. In particular, the protease variants comprise combinable mutations at selected surface positions that affect the charge and/or hydrophobicity of the enzyme to enhance at least one desired property of the resulting variant enzyme in a chosen application. Compositions comprising the protease variants, and methods for using the same are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: DANISCO US INC.
    Inventors: Luis G. Cascao-Pereira, David A. Estell, James T. Kellis, JR.
  • Publication number: 20140302590
    Abstract: The present invention provides protease compositions particularly suited for dishwashing applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: Danisco US Inc.
    Inventors: Pieter Augustinus, Frits Goedegebuur, Ayrookaran J. Poulose, Johannes C. Van Der Laan
  • Publication number: 20140295522
    Abstract: The intention is to improve storage stability in a liquid washing or cleaning agent which contains a protease and amylase. This is achieved by using a protease which comprises an amino acid sequence which, over the entire length thereof, is at least 70% identical to the amino acid sequence stated in SEQ ID no. 1 and, in the numbering according to SEQ ID no. 1, has the amino acid substitution R99E or R99D in combination with at least two further amino acid substitutions which are selected from the group consisting of S3T, V4I and V199I.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Nina Mussmann, Thomas Eiting, Thorsten Bastigkeit, Konstantin Benda, Hendrik Hellmuth
  • Publication number: 20140295527
    Abstract: The present invention provides a Bacillus sp. subtilisin variant. In addition, the present invention provides automatic dishwashing compositions comprising this serine protease variant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: DANISCO US INC.
    Inventors: David A. Estell, Frits Goedegebuur, Ayrookaran J. Poulose
  • Publication number: 20140287481
    Abstract: Subtilase variants having an improved wash performance on egg stains. These subtilases are useful exhibiting excellent or improved wash performance on egg stains when used in e.g. cleaning or detergent compositions, such as laundry detergent compositions and dish wash compositions, including automatic dish wash compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Stefan Minning, Jurgen Carsten Franz Knotzel, Niels Henrik Sorensen