Treating Animal Or Plant Material Or Micro-organism Patents (Class 435/267)
  • Patent number: 11344561
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to compositions, kits and methods for non-surgical reduction of localized subcutaneous fat such as that associated with a cosmetic fat accumulation. The methods employ compositions having specific concentrations of a salt of deoxycholic acid which provides a superior fat cell necrosis with modest adverse effects. Examples of localized subcutaneous fat are found in the submental area, in particular under the chin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Allergan Sales, LLC
    Inventor: Patricia Walker
  • Patent number: 11305051
    Abstract: A fat cutter and an integrated machine for preparation of in vitro fine-particle fat are provided. The fat cutter includes a fat inlet channel, a fat outlet channel, at least one set of blades disposed between an outlet of the fat inlet channel and an inlet of the fat outlet channel, and a housing that seals a space in which the outlet of the fat inlet channel, the inlet of the fat outlet channel, and the blades are located. A fat inlet of the fat inlet channel is connected to a large-diameter liposuction tube by a liposuction channel, and a fat outlet of the fat outlet channel is connected to a high-negative pressure device. The outlet of the fat inlet channel and the inlet of the fat outlet channel are oppositely provided, and a gap therebetween matches the thickness of the blades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: XIANGYA HOSPITAL CENTRAL SOUTH UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Pengju Fan, Zhen Li, Man Fang, Jingjing Li
  • Patent number: 11306285
    Abstract: The present invention is a kit to be used for obtaining Adipose tissue-based stem cells, which especially is suitable for obtainment of Adipose tissue-based stem cells, which comprises a reservoir (1) through which the entrance of the adipose tissue, that is taken from a predetermined area of the individual, into the kit; characterized by comprising a first housing (2), which is located on the said reservoir (1) and enables the transmission of the adipose tissue into the kit, a second housing (3), which is located on the said reservoir (1) and which enables the second injector (40) to be positioned outside the reservoir (1) and in a perpendicular position to the reservoir (1), a third housing (4) which enables the third injector (50) to be positioned outside the reservoir (1) and in a perpendicular position to the reservoir (1), an empty body (6) which is fixed inside the reservoir (1), a first inlet (7) which enables the transmission of the adipose tissue into the body (6) by pushing of the injector, a passa
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Inventor: Kemal Tunc Tiryaki
  • Patent number: 11116807
    Abstract: The present invention provides an active substance of Morchella, its use and a composition thereof for improving disturbance of reproductive function, especially, for manufacturing a pharmaceutical composition to improve disturbance of reproductive function induced by obesity or metabolic syndrome. The composition with the active substance of Morchella can effectively improve the structural integrity of testicular tissues and sperm, increase testosterone levels in the blood, and reduce the oxidation stress in sperms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: GRAPE KING BIO LTD.
    Inventors: Chin-Chu Chen, Szu-Yin Wu, Hsiao-Ling Chang, Yen-Po Chen
  • Patent number: 10947579
    Abstract: The disclosure provides methods to isolate genome or chromosome level structural information from preserved samples. In some cases, samples preserved under conditions where long-range nucleic acid information is believed to be irreparably lost, such as FFPE samples, are treated to recover nucleic acid-protein complexes stabilized as part of the sample preservation process. The complexes are processed so as to recover information regarding which nucleic acids are bound to a common complex, and the information is used to recover genomic structural information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: DOVETAIL GENOMICS, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher John Troll, Martin P. Powers, Nicholas H. Putnam, Marco Blanchette, Paul Hartley
  • Patent number: 10702554
    Abstract: Isolated extracellular matrix from marrow adherent stromal cells and their descendents, which stimulates the growth and survival of a number of different neural cell types, is provided, along with methods for preparation and uses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: SanBio, Inc.
    Inventor: Irina Aizman
  • Patent number: 10513721
    Abstract: The invention relates to processes of multi-stage hydrolysis where different enzyme compositions are added in at least two stages of hydrolysis. In a first stage, a first enzyme composition of one or more cellulolytic enzymes and at least one of an oxidoreductase and an AA9 polypeptide having cellulolytic enhancing activity is added, followed by a latter stage in which a second enzyme composition comprising one or more cellulases is added. Also provided are processes for obtaining hydrolysis products and fermentation products using processes of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Jiyin Liu, James Michael Broering, Keith McFarland, Xin Li
  • Patent number: 10377986
    Abstract: A cell culture system including a silk fibroid scaffold, culture media, and salivary gland cells. The salivary gland cells grown in the tissue culture system have physiological and morphological features like those of in vivo salivary gland cells. The cell culture system can be used to produce a salivary tissue-specific extracellular matrix capable of inducing differentiation of salivary gland cell precursors into salivary gland cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: The Board of Regents of the University of Texas System
    Inventors: Xiao-Dong Chen, Chih-ko Yeh, Joo L. Ong
  • Patent number: 10323055
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to methods of extracting cardiac glycosides from cardiac glycoside containing plant material, such as Nerium oleander, through use of aloe. It further provides for compositions resulting from such extractions, pharmaceutical compositions, cosmetic compositions, and methods of treating skin conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Nerium Biotechnology, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald L. Smothers
  • Patent number: 10165789
    Abstract: The invention concerns a powder consisting of 0.5 to 0.8% by weight of water and a dry material consisting of 88 to 95% by weight of an acerola fruit dry extract and 5 to 12% by weight of magnesium, calcium, zinc, sodium or potassium hydroxide or carbonate, the method of preparing same and the applications thereof for replacing ascorbic acid and/or the derivatives of same in food products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Diana Naturals
    Inventors: Fabien Neaud, Delphine Laroque
  • Patent number: 10149491
    Abstract: The invention concerns a powder consisting of 0.5 to 8% by weight of water and a dry material consisting of 88 to 95% by weight of an acerola fruit dry extract and 5 to 12% by weight of magnesium, calcium, zinc, sodium or potassium hydroxide or carbonate, the method of preparing same and the applications thereof for stabilizing a natural dye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Diana Naturals
    Inventors: Emilie Renault, Delphine Laroque
  • Patent number: 10100374
    Abstract: Methods for detecting HAV in a biological sample are provided, comprising amplifying a target nucleic acid comprising the sequence of HAV in a reaction mixture. The reaction mixture comprises a biological sample which may contain the target nucleic acid and set of oligonucleotides. The invention also provides kits for the detection of HAV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Hermann Leying, Ning Lu, Nick Newton, Andreas Wolfelschneider, Karen Young, Dirk Zimmermann
  • Patent number: 10066251
    Abstract: The present invention relates to isolated polypeptides having catalase activity and polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides. The invention also relates to nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the polynucleotides as well as methods of producing and using the polypeptides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Novozymes Inc.
    Inventors: Ye Liu, Junxin Duan, Yu Zhang, Lan Tang
  • Patent number: 10041106
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and compositions for amplification of genetic material, including isothermal WGA of single cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Progenity, Inc.
    Inventors: Haichuan Zhang, Zuxu Yao, Kerry Gunning
  • Patent number: 9872827
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cross-linked sodium hyaluronate gel for tissue filler for plastic surgery and the preparation method thereof. The alkaline solution of sodium hyaluronate reacts with the long chain alkane containing epoxy group and the cross-linking agent containing epoxy group for 2˜5 hours at 35° C.˜50° C. to produce cross-linked sodium hyaluronate, then washed, gelled and sterilized, to prepare the gel. Among which, the molar ratio of sodium hyaluronate:cross-linking agent containing epoxy group:long chain alkane containing epoxy group is 10:4˜1:1˜4; the number of carbon atoms of the said long chain alkane containing epoxy group is 6 to 18. The gel prepared in the present invention can, on one hand, effectively enhance the resistance to enzymolysis to become more stable, and on the other hand, maintain the excellent biocompatibility of sodium hyaluronate without affecting its injectability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Hangzhou Gallop Biological Products Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xuejun Chen, Xiaobin Zhao, Yitao Zou
  • Patent number: 9821013
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods and compositions, including a placental extract, for inducing and/or modulating angiogenesis; methods of identifying modulators of angiogenesis, and assays for identifying modulators of angiogenesis. The present disclosure also provides methods of making a composition, including a placental extract that can induce and/or modulate angiogenesis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC.
    Inventors: Peter S. McFetridge, Marc C. Moore
  • Patent number: 9662649
    Abstract: Provided herein are devices and methods for the capture or isolation of a biomarker from a biological sample. In several embodiments, the device comprises a loading region, a filter material, and a receiving region. In particular, in several embodiments, biological fluid is passed from the loading region through the filter material and into the receiving region, thereby resulting in capture or isolation of a biomarker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignees: HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY AMERICA, LTD., HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY LTD.
    Inventors: Masato Mitsuhashi, Mieko Ogura
  • Patent number: 9597682
    Abstract: Provided herein are devices and methods for the capture or isolation of a biomarker from a biological sample. In several embodiments, the device comprises a loading region, a filter material, and a receiving region. In particular, in several embodiments, biological fluid is passed from the loading region through the filter material and into the receiving region, thereby resulting in capture or isolation of a biomarker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignees: HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY AMERICA, LTD., HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY LTD.
    Inventors: Masato Mitsuhashi, Mieko Ogura
  • Patent number: 9453200
    Abstract: A unitary apparatus for isolating cells from adipose tissue including a lipid separation processor with a dispersing head equipped with a plurality of ports and a digestion chamber for dissociation of the constituent cells disposed in adipose tissue. The lipid separating apparatus is useful for the separation of lipids and adipocytes from a mixed cell population. A cell seeding chamber may be attached to the cell isolation apparatus. The components of the apparatus may be packaged in modular kit form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: INGENERON INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Ron Stubbers, Michael E. Coleman
  • Patent number: 9388088
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process wherein organic material derived from plant and animal material is processed to recover nutritional elements. In particular, there is provided a process for releasing nutritional elements from plant and animal material comprising the steps of treating the material with one or more enzymes to digest said material under appropriate conditions and separating the resulting liquid hydrolysate from the undigested material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: REDF-ORGANIC RECOVERY, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey W. Young, Lewis A. Spencer
  • Patent number: 9107920
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an extract obtainable from Trigonella foenum-graecum. In particular, the extract is obtainable by a process comprising the steps of preparing a mixture of a plant material obtained from Trigonella foenum-graecum and liquid, incubating said mixture for at least 3 hours, heating of said mixture, and recovering a liquid extract from mixture. The extract is useful in the manufacture of various types of compositions, such as pharmaceutical compositions, disinfectant or preservation agents. The pharmaceutical may be used for the treatment or prevention of an inflammatory disease or an infectious condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: V-BIOTEK HOLDING APS
    Inventor: Jens Steen Olsen
  • Patent number: 9034254
    Abstract: Disclosed is an antibacterial composition comprising titanium oxide particles immobilized with an antibody having affinity and cognitive power to a microorganism of interest, and a method for sterilizing the microorganism by using the same. In particular, the present invention relates to a method for preparing functional titanium oxide particles capable of recognizing a microorganism or a virus of interest, and a method for selectively and efficiently sterilizing the same by using the functional titanium oxide particles, and not for randomly sterilizing microorganisms or viruses by using conventional titanium oxide particles having no recognition power to a microorganism or a virus of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: KOREA INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Byoung Chan Kim, Jong Soo Jurng, Min Young Song
  • Patent number: 9017990
    Abstract: The invention provides the invention provides compositions and methods for the enzymatic treatment (“bleaching” or “de-colorizing”) of chlorophyll-comprising compositions, e.g., algae preparations, chlorophyll-containing or chlorophyll-contaminated feeds, foods or oils, for example, vegetable oils, including oils processed from oilseeds, such as canola (rapeseed) oil or soybean oil, or oil fruits, such as palm oil. In one aspect, the invention provides methods using a chlorophyllase enzyme for the enzymatic hydrolysis of chlorophyll in an algae, an animal (e.g., a fish) or plant preparation, a food or an oil. In one aspect, the chlorophyllase is immobilized onto a silica. The invention also provides compositions of manufacture and detergents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: DSM IP Assets B.V.
    Inventors: David Lam, David Weiner, Timothy Hitchman, Nelson Barton, Mark Burk
  • Publication number: 20150104858
    Abstract: The present invention includes methods, devices and systems for isolating a nucleic acid from a fluid comprising cells. In various aspects, the methods, devices and systems may allow for a rapid procedure that requires a minimal amount of material and/or results in high purity nucleic acid isolated from complex fluids such as blood or environmental samples.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Rajaram KRISHNAN, David J. CHARLOT, Eugene TU, James MCCANNA, Lucas KUMOSA, Paul D. SWANSON, Robert TURNER, Kai YANG, Irina DOBROVOLSKAYA, David LIU, Juan Pablo HINESTROSA SALAZAR, Juscilene MENEZES
  • Patent number: 8993287
    Abstract: The invention relates to processes and biocatalysts for producing ethanol and other useful products from biomass and/or other materials. Initial processing of lignocellulosic biomass frequently yields methylglucuronoxylose (MeGAX) and related products which are resistant to further processing by common biocatalysts. Strains of Enterobacter asburiae are shown to be useful in bioprocessing of MeGAX and other materials into useful bioproducts such as ethanol, acetate, lactate, and many others. Genetic engineering may be used to enhance production of desired bioproducts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventor: James F. Preston
  • Patent number: 8986977
    Abstract: Presented herein are methods of using cell wall degrading enzymes for recovery of internal lipid bodies from biomass sources such as algae. Also provided are algal cells that express at least one exogenous gene encoding a cell wall degrading enzyme and methods for recovering lipids from the cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC
    Inventors: Eric P. Knoshaug, Bryon S. Donohoe, Henri Gerken, Lieve Laurens, Stefanie Rose Van Wychen
  • Publication number: 20150079059
    Abstract: This invention relates to a sterilization agent for livestock bedding or a composting accelerator for organic waste or livestock bedding, comprising at least one Bacillus coagulans thermophilic bacterium or a combination of the at least one Bacillus coagulans thermophilic bacterium and at least one Bacillus subtilis mesophilic bacterium, as an active ingredient, wherein the Bacillus coagulans thermophilic bacterium as a preferable bacterium is viable at a temperature of 40 to 60° C. and the Bacillus subtilis mesophilic bacterium is viable at a temperature of 30 to 50° C., and the mesophilic bacterium also has a sterilizing effect on harmful bacteria in bedding; and to a method for sterilizing livestock bedding or a method for accelerating composting of organic waste or livestock bedding by using these agents each as an active ingredient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: CALPIS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Taisuke Uesugi, Gentaro Yasuda
  • Patent number: 8975489
    Abstract: The invention provides isolated fungal endophytes and synthetic combinations thereof with host grass plants. Methods for inoculating grass plant with the endophytes, for propagating the grass-endophyte combinations, and for producing feeds and biofuels from grass-endophyte combinations are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation
    Inventor: Kelly Craven
  • Patent number: 8969068
    Abstract: A process for the purification of plasmid DNA, the process comprising treating an aqueous composition containing plasmid DNA with a polypeptide obtained from an NST1 phage to digest colanic acid and separating the plasmid DNA from the treated aqueous composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Gradalis, Inc.
    Inventor: Nancy Smyth Templeton
  • Publication number: 20150050247
    Abstract: Decellularized tissue-derived extracellular matrices (ECM) and methods of generating and using same are provided. The method of generating a decellularized matrix includes the steps of: (a) subjecting the tissue to washes and a hypertonic buffer; (b) subjecting the tissue to an enzymatic proteolytic digestion with an enzyme such as trypsin; and (c) removing all cellular components from the tissue using a detergent solution which includes Triton-X-100 and ammonium hydroxide. Specifically, there is provided a decellularized myocardium-derived matrix which is completely devoid of all cellular components and hence non-immunogenic in a subject, exhibits suitable structural and mechanical properties for cardiac tissue engineering or replacement therapy of damaged cardiac tissue, and is capable of remodeling upon seeding of cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2006
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: Technion Research & Development Foundation Ltd.
    Inventors: Marcelle Machluf, Yuval Eitan
  • Publication number: 20150024471
    Abstract: Whole corn kernels or particles thereof are enzymatically disassembled. The method can produce a solid starch fraction, a solid pericarp fraction, and a liquid fraction. A high purity starch solids product can be provided suitable for use as a feedstock in other chemical processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Michael R. Ladisch, Youngmi Kim, Richard L. Hendrickson
  • Publication number: 20140350127
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides colorant compounds and methods of isolation of the colorant compounds derived from a reaction of genipin and an amine. The colorant compositions comprise purified compounds (e.g., a purified polymer or a purified dimer) obtained from multiple fractioning by chromatography of the reaction resulting material. The purified polymer or dimer can be used as a colorant by itself or in combination with another colorant for imparting color to a food, a drug, a cosmetic, a medical device, and textile products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: ECOFLORA S.A.S.
    Inventors: Esteban Vargas CANO, Luis Fernando Echeverri Lopez, Juan Fernando Gil Romero, Edwin Andrés Correa Garcés, Sandra Patricia Zapata Porras
  • Patent number: 8877478
    Abstract: This invention relates to phytases, polynucleotides encoding them, uses of the polynucleotides and polypeptides of the invention, as well as the production and isolation of such polynucleotides and polypeptides. In particular, the invention provides polypeptides having phytase activity under high temperature conditions, and phytases that retain activity after exposure to high temperatures. The phytases of the invention can be thermotolerant and/or thermostable at low temperatures, in addition to higher temperatures. The phytases of the invention can be used in foodstuffs to improve the feeding value of phytate rich ingredients. The phytases of the invention can be formulated as foods or feeds or supplements for either to, e.g., aid in the digestion of phytate. The foods or feeds of the invention can be in the form of pellets, liquids, powders and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Verenium Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Steer, Alberto Alvarado, Mark Dycaico, Fatima El-Farrah, Gerhard Frey, Katie A. Kline, Arne Solbak, Tomas Todaro, Axel Trefzer
  • Publication number: 20140325711
    Abstract: The present invention relates to isolated polypeptides having lysozyme activity and polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides. The invention also relates to nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the polynucleotides as well as methods of producing and using the polypeptides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Kirk Matthew Schnorr, Jens Erik Nielsen, Mikkel Klausen
  • Patent number: 8871479
    Abstract: The invention relates to applications of the cellulase Cel5H of Saccharophagus degradans and its homologues, functional fragments and/or variants and engineered forms thereof, in the context of recombinant, more particularly solventogenic microorganisms, more particularly C. acetobutylicum. The invention also characterizes a novel domain of the Cel5H cellulase with a putative cellulose-binding module function, and its uses in chimeric proteins for depolymerization of cellulose containing substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignees: Total Marketing Services, Le Centre National de Recherche Scientifiques (CNRS), L'Institut National des Sciences Appliquees (INSA), Universite d'Aix-Marseille
    Inventors: Henri-Pierre Fierobe, Angélique Chanal-Vial, Anne-Laure Molinier, Chantal Tardif, Luc Dedieu
  • Publication number: 20140302570
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods of processing a biomass, e.g., for producing lipid and non-lipid materials, by inducing autolysis of a biomass. The biomass may be generated using any species of microorganism and any available biodegradable substrate, including waste materials. The lipid and non-lipid materials are present in two separate layers of the autolysate, and they can be used to generate valuable products such as biofuels and nutritional supplements. The present invention further provides a processing apparatus useful for practicing the methods of the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventor: Moustafa Ahmed El-Shafie
  • Publication number: 20140295505
    Abstract: A process for the recovery of betaine from a raw material consisting essentially of molasses. The process includes a demineralisation step, a conversion step and a separation step. In the demineralisation step the overall amount of salts in the molasses is brought to a level lying below 2 wt. % (on overall dry matter). In the conversion step the molasses is subjected to the action of a fructan-forming enzyme, to form a fructan-containing molasses (fructan-molasses). Finally in the separation step, the fructan-molasses is subjected to a chromatographic separation, thereby obtaining a betaine-containing fraction. Whereby the demineralisation step is executed prior to the separation step and whereby demineralisation step may be executed prior to, during, or subsequent to the conversion step. The raw material may alternatively contain or consist essentially of thick juice.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Jan Van Loo, Wolfgang Wach
  • Publication number: 20140273178
    Abstract: The present application relates to systems and methods for processing organic material. The methods may include extraction of biochemical nutrients from organic material, such as food scraps. The method can include comminuting the organic material to form a slurry from components comprising liquid and organic material; combining the slurry with microorganisms, such as a yeast, under aerobic conditions to form a mixture of the slurry and yeast; aerating the mixture; and forming a biomass and a nutrient-rich broth, in which the biochemical nutrients are stabilized and anabolized. The systems may, in some embodiments, be configured to perform the methods of processing organic materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: WISErg Corporation
    Inventors: Larry LeSueur, Jose Lugo, Ken Deering, Victor V. Tryon, Michael Bridges, Lee Wilkerson, Trevor Lewis
  • Patent number: 8835156
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for pre-treating non-wood lignocellulosic material containing less than 5 % (w/w) starch or sugar in a process for production of ethanol from lignocellulose, comprising the steps of: adding organic acid or organic acid-producing bacteria to the lignocellulosic material; storing the lignocellulosic material in the presence of the organic acid for a period of at least two weeks in an atmosphere of less than 5% oxygen to obtain organic acid-impregnated material; and heating the organic acid-impregnated material at a temperature of at least 160° C. to obtain pre-treated lignocellulosic material, wherein no, or substantially no, inorganic acid or base, including SO2, is added in the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Sekab E-Technology AB
    Inventors: Lovisa Bjornsson, Sven-Erik Svensson, Sanam Monavari, Emma Kreuger, Guido Zacchi
  • Patent number: 8822201
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for recovering of oil from plant seeds characterized in that a) an aqueous solution containing one or more cellulolytic and/or lipolytic and/or pectinolytic and/or proteolytic enzyme(s) and/or phytase is sprayed onto the seed, b) the thus obtained seed is directly supplied to a one-stage or multistage pressing in a way known per se, optionally coupled to an extraction, and c) the oil is recovered in a way known per se and optionally further processed, and the use of the method, particularly in the production of edible oil or biodiesel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: AB Enzymes GmbH
    Inventors: Jörg Köhler, Volker Marschner, Bruno Winter
  • Patent number: 8822202
    Abstract: A unitary apparatus for isolating cells from adipose tissue including a lipid separation processor with a dispersing head equipped with a plurality of ports and a digestion chamber for dissociation of the constituent cells disposed in adipose tissue. The lipid separating apparatus is useful for the separation of lipids and adipocytes from a mixed cell population. A cell seeding chamber may be attached to the cell isolation apparatus. The components of the apparatus may be packaged in modular kit form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Ingeneron Incorporated
    Inventors: Ron Stubbers, Michael Coleman
  • Publication number: 20140242164
    Abstract: Nutraceutical compositions for improved administration of important phytochemicals from pomegranate to a human or animal. More particularly, enables oral or enteral dosage forms containing phytochemicals from pomegranate for administering on a routine basis. In at least one instance the natural contents of a pomegranate are encapsulated into a pill form or concentrated juice that provides for more efficient administration than eating a pomegranate but contains the same key ingredients present in the fruit. Enables the recipient to receive the benefits of the fruit but allows for the dosages to be taken in pill or concentrated juice form. Composition is chemically similar or equal to a natural pomegranate but is in a powder, pill or concentrated liquid form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: POM Wonderful, LLC
    Inventors: Steve Anderson, Mark Dreher
  • Patent number: 8809038
    Abstract: A method for treating waste material includes screening the material to produce “unders” that pass a screen and “overs” that do not. The overs are hydrothermally treated to produce a partially hydrolyzed biomass. The unders from the waste material, and the partially hydrolyzed biomass, are anaerobically digested. The method can also include recovering, and anaerobically digesting, volatile organic compounds from the hydrothermal treatment. A system for treating waste material comprises a screening device, an autoclave, and an anaerobic digester. The screening device separates the waste material into unders and overs, the autoclave receives the overs from the screening device and processes the overs with steam to produce a partially hydrolyzed biomass, and the digester receives and anaerobically digests the unders of the waste material and the partially hydrolyzed biomass. The system can also include an eductor coupled to the autoclave and configured to discharge to the digester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Recology Inc.
    Inventor: Chris F. Choate
  • Patent number: 8802423
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the method for manufacturing textile, by treating textile with an isolated polypeptide having endoglucanase activity, especially in biostoning and bio-polishing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Weijian Lai, Guifang Wu, Ye Liu, Yucheng Zhou, Yang Han
  • Patent number: 8778338
    Abstract: A combination enzyme product consisting of a glutamine specific endoprotease and a prolyl endopeptidase is provided. Both enzymes are active and stable in the stomach and can therefore be administered as lyophilized powders or simple capsules/tablets. A ratio of the two enzymes is used to maximize their synergy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Jonathan David Gass, Chaitan Khosla, Michael Bethune, Matthew John Siegel
  • Patent number: 8759056
    Abstract: A process for the production of granules or pellets containing filamentous fungi is described comprising the steps of selecting and growing filamentous fungi in a suitable culture medium for a predetermined amount of time, adding a gelling agent and at least one carrier to said culture medium, so as to obtain a mixture, subjecting said mixture to gelling through contact, drop by drop, with a solution containing a calcium salt thus obtaining gelled pellets or granules containing said filamentous fungi and drying said gelled pellets or granules to a moisture content of 13-18%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Urea Casale SA
    Inventor: Elisabeth Panchaud-Mirabel
  • Publication number: 20140170218
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composition for treating or preventing prostate cancer or the recurrence thereof; including a non-aqueous extract of non-germinated broccoli seeds of the Brassica Oleracea Italica variety that are rich in sulforaphane. The extract is encapsulated by a compound selected from the group including acacia gum, maltodextrin, and the mixture thereof, and said composition can be provided in the form of a capsule, tablet, sugarcoated tablet, or film-coated tablet, and is orally administered one to three times a day at a daily dose of 2 to 200 mg.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventors: Theo Efstathiou, Nicolas Plu
  • Patent number: 8741625
    Abstract: Thermophilic microorganisms having a deodorizing ability for short chain fatty acids, which are the offensive odor components, are provided. Disclosed are thermophilic microorganisms having a deodorizing ability for short chain fatty acids, which belong to Bacillus licheniformis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Nobuki Tada, Hibiki Matsushita, Toshiaki Kimura
  • Publication number: 20140147911
    Abstract: A prefabricated, multi-modal, bio-mimicry system that can be quickly deployed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: Impact Bioenergy, Inc.
    Inventors: Jan Allen, Connor Folley, Thomas Kraemer
  • Patent number: 8728769
    Abstract: The invention relates to xylanases and to polynucleotides encoding the xylanases. In addition, methods of designing new xylanases and methods of use thereof are also provided. The xylanases have increased activity and stability at increased pH and temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: BP Corporation North America Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Steer, Walter Callen, Shaun Healey, Geoff Hazlewood, Di Wu, David Blum, Alireza Esteghlalian