Carbohydrate Patents (Class 502/404)
  • Patent number: 11040329
    Abstract: In an example, a print system include a component device that is operation in a number of state, a density engine, and a component engine. An example density engine identifies a plane region of a plane where print fluid is to be printed based on data of a print job and determines a density classifier for the plane based on a location of the plane region on the plane. An example component engine causes an adjustment of a component attribute of the component device based on the density classifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Dawn M Beachnau Hood, Matthew A Shepherd, Mark H MacKenzie, Weiyun Sun, Milan Justel, Robert Yraceburu, Steve O Rasmussen
  • Patent number: 11013211
    Abstract: A method of making an extruded granular absorbent is provided where the method includes providing an extruder and a starch-containing admixture, and pressurizing the starch containing admixture in the extruder under relatively high extrusion pressures to extrude the pressurized starch-containing admixture from the extruder, and producing a water absorbent and oil absorbent extrudate. The present invention further provides that the extruded granular absorbent may be combined with a non-extruded granular material with relatively high inert or cellulose content where there may be a greater proportion of extruded granular absorbent, and the extruded granular absorbent and non-extruded granular material agglutinate into a clump when wetted with water or urine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Pioneer Pet Products, LLC
    Inventors: John M. Lipscomb, Omar I. Rodriguez, Chad C. Berge
  • Patent number: 11000826
    Abstract: The invention is a renewable adsorbent material, amine-functionalized chitin (AFC) that can remove the following munitions compounds from solution while providing a concentration-dependent color change: NTO, DNAN, and TNT. Adsorption of the munitions constituents can be adjusted by pH; neutral pH provides maximum adsorption. NTO can desorb from the AFC at pH levels of 2 and 12; DNAN and TNT remain attached to AFC once adsorbed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
    Inventors: Luke A Gurtowski, Manoj K Shukla, David P Martin, Christopher S Griggs
  • Patent number: 10926306
    Abstract: A hazardous material storage repository includes a drillhole extending into the Earth and including an entry. The drillhole includes a vertical drillhole portion, a transition drillhole portion coupled to the vertical drillhole portion, and a hazardous material storage drillhole portion coupled to the transition drillhole portion. The hazardous material storage drillhole portion is located below a self-healing geological formation and is vertically isolated, by the self-healing geological formation, from a zone that comprises mobile water. The repository includes a storage canister positioned in the hazardous material storage drillhole portion and sized to fit from the drillhole entry through the vertical drillhole portion, the transition drillhole portion, and into the hazardous material storage drillhole portion. The storage canister includes an inner cavity sized to enclose hazardous material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Deep Isolation, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard A. Muller, Elizabeth Muller
  • Patent number: 10919022
    Abstract: The problem of the present invention is to provide an exhaust gas purifying agent for automobiles which is capable of improving the automobile fuel mileage as well as purifying the exhaust gas of the automobiles, and further extending the effective duration of the exhaust gas purifying agent for automobiles by a simple method of spraying the exhaust gas purifying agent for automobiles using only natural ingredients on the air filter. The problem of the present invention can be solved by using a liquid containing a) tourmaline fine powder, b) porous material fine powder, c) fucoidan extracted from seaweeds, d) amino peptides and/or alginic acids extracted from seaweeds in water as the exhaust gas purifying agent for automobiles by spraying on the air filter of automobiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: EISHIN CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chie Yasunaga
  • Patent number: 10882238
    Abstract: A method of extruding self-clumping granular absorbent having cold water soluble amylopectin starch binder formed from starch-containing admixture sufficient for extruded sorbent pellets to produce flowable binder flowing between pellets clumping them together producing clumps of pellets that become hard when substantially dry that have a crush strength of at least 25 PSI and clump retention of at least 80% and preferably at least 90%. As a result, dried pellet clumps are easy to pick up leaving behind unspent pellets for continued sorbent use. A pellet quenching method rapidly cools and dries pellets before leaving the extruder preventing loss of cold water soluble starch and binder, preventing pellet shrinkage, and preventing pellet densification. An air conveyor transporting quenched pellets removed from the extruder further cools and dries the pellets producing pellets ready for sorbent use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Pioneer Pet Products, LLC
    Inventor: John M. Lipscomb
  • Patent number: 10865519
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to improved products containing oxidized cellulose. This disclosure further relates to improved methods of making oxidized cellulose in multi-stage bleaching processes, including, for example, in four-stage and three-stage bleaching processes. This disclosure further relates to products made therefrom, including wipe, tissue, towel, and napkin products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: GP Cellulose GMBH
    Inventors: Arthur J. Nonni, Charles E. Courchene
  • Patent number: 10519354
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hydrophobed porous oil binder in the form of a nonwoven fabric composed of lignocellulose-containing raw materials having a biologically functionalized surface for removing mineral-oil-based contaminants in seas, rivers, inland waters, and stormwater basins or wastewater treatment plants, wherein the density of the oil binder is 10 to 900 kg/m3, the oil binder is 1 to 25 mm thick, the broad surface of the oil binder has a dimension of 9 to 200 cm2, the porosity of the oil binder is 30 to 96%, measured with respect to the total fraction of the oil binder, and the flexural strength of the oil binder is at least 1.5 N/mm2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignees: Technische Universitaet Dresden, Universitaet Leipzig
    Inventors: Holger Unbehaun, Soren Tech, Swetlana Konig, Elena Safonova, Andre Wagenfuhr, Christian Wilhelm
  • Patent number: 10434212
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fibrous hemostat composition that is able to safely gradually and fully degrade in a human or animal body within about 30 days and so can be utilized by physicians to stem a flow of blood and promote healing both after as well as during surgical procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: MEDTRADE PRODUCTS LIMITED
    Inventors: Craig Hardy, Andrew Hoggarth, June Gladman
  • Patent number: 9907875
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wick for volatile substance evaporators formed from a strip (1) of wood and characterized in that the strip (1) has a height comprised between 120 mm and 170 mm, a width between 40 and 80 mm, in the widest part thereof, and a thickness between 1.5 mm and 3 mm. A more constant rate of evaporation of a fragrance or insecticide and a more balanced diffusion of fragrance or insecticide together with a greater intensity of the fragrance or of the insecticide efficacy in the room to be freshened or protected are achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: ZOBELE ESPANA, S.A.
    Inventors: Cedric Gobber, Fernando Mayor Sans, Jordi Masó Sabaté
  • Patent number: 9901902
    Abstract: Provided are a novel amylose derivative which exhibits excellent optical isomer separability and which is suitable as an optical isomer separating agent; and an optical isomer separating agent containing the amylose derivative. A task is attained by an amylose derivative having a constituent unit represented by formula (I) below; In below formula (I), R1 is a substituent group represented by any of formulae 1 to 3 below, and R2 is a substituent group represented by any of formulae a to g below. R1 and R2 are different substituent groups. A combination of R1 and R2 in which R1 is a substituent group represented by structural formula 3 and R2 is a substituent group represented by structural formula c is excluded from the formula (I).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: DAICEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jun Shen, Zhongzheng Yang, Geng Li, Yoshio Okamoto
  • Patent number: 9468903
    Abstract: Nanocomposite adsorbent materials and methods for their preparation and use are described. As an example, a polyaniline-graphite nanoplatelet nanocomposite may be used to adsorb carbon dioxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Indian Institute of Technology Madras
    Inventors: Ramaprabhu Sundara, Ashish Kumar Mishra
  • Patent number: 9375701
    Abstract: Compositions with sodium carboxymethylcellulose and hydroxyethyl cellulose are provided for environmentally safe disposal of water-based latex and acrylic formulations. Improved methods for environmentally safe disposal of water-based latex and acrylic formulations are provided as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: UNITED STATES GYPSUM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeffrey F. Grussing, Nancy L. Bernicke-Grussing
  • Patent number: 9283542
    Abstract: A Chromatography medium having the properties of high virus adsorption and high fluidity, and a method for producing a virus vaccine using these are provided. The Chromatography medium is formed by binding a sulfated polysaccharide to porous particles having an exclusion limit molecular weight of 6000 Da or less when pure water is used as mobile phase and standard polyethylene glycol is used and an average particle size in the range of 30-200 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: JNC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuka Yamamoto, Yuichi Yamamoto, Yasuto Umeda, Shigeyuki Aoyama, Yoshihiro Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 9238087
    Abstract: An absorber containing non-wood pulp with the settling velocity in water between 2 and 5 seconds, the mean fiber size of 8 to 25 ?m, the apparent bulk density of 0.04 to 0.07 g/cm3, and the absorption for 0.9% physiological saline of at least 20-fold with respect to the pulp mass. The absorber has a thickness change of at least 600%, as the thickness after having absorbed 0.9% physiological saline with respect to the thickness before absorbing 0.9% physiological saline. When addition of 80 mL of 0.9% physiological saline to the absorbent article over a period of 10 seconds is performed three times every 10 minutes and the absorption rate of the absorbent article for each of the three times is evaluated as the time from addition of the 0.9% physiological saline until complete absorption, the absorption rate for each of the three times is not greater than 20 seconds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: UNICHARM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takayoshi Konishi, Masaki Yoshida, Noritomo Kameda
  • Patent number: 9149791
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel carbohydrate polyether compositions that are soluble in aqueous media and particularly to carbohydrate polyether compositions exhibiting reverse thermogelation properties in aqueous media. Also, since the carbohydrate polyethers of the present invention can be conveniently controlled with respect to functionality, molecular weight, polydispersity index, microstructure and tertiary structure, they can be customized for use in a variety of applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: TRGel, LLC
    Inventor: Alexander A. Gorkovenko
  • Patent number: 9028684
    Abstract: Disclosed is a separating agent for optical isomer which is excellent in optical separation ability. Specifically disclosed is a separating agent for optical isomer containing: an inclusion complex including a ?-conjugated polymer in a polymer compound having a hydroxy group or an amino group; and a carrier, the inclusion complex being carried by the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignees: DAICEL CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD., NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION NAGOYA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Eiji Yashima, Kazumi Tamura
  • Publication number: 20150111812
    Abstract: Hydrogels and hybrid hydrogels, methods of making the hydrogels/hybrid hydrogels, and methods of using the hydrogels/hybrid hydrogels. The hydrogels have polysaccharide moieties (e.g., chitosan or hyaluronic acid moieties). The hybrid hydrogels have polysaccharide moieties (e.g., chitosan or hyaluronic acid moieties) and poly(ester amide) moieties. The poly(ester amide) moieties can have one or more arginine moieties. The hydrogels/hybrid hydrogels can be used, for example, in consumer products and as cargo carrier materials (e.g., as therapeutic agent carriers).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Chih-Chang Chu, DeQun Wu, Mingyu He
  • Publication number: 20150093478
    Abstract: An absorbent pad that contains activated carbon to reduce confinement odor in a vacuum-packaged food product is provided. An embodiment of absorbent pad contains activated carbon and an antimicrobial agent that further reduces confinement odor by two mechanisms of action: reducing bacterial counts in the liquid purge that cause breakdown of carbohydrates and proteins in food products; and trapping of confinement odor-causing breakdown products by the activated carbon. The absorbent body in the absorbent pad actively draws in liquid purge and dissolved volatile breakdown products in the vacuum package that produce confinement odor, which produces greater and more rapid contact of odor-causing compounds with the activated carbon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Sayandro Versteylen, Brett N. Stoll, Martin H. Michaels
  • Publication number: 20150038326
    Abstract: A method of producing an absorbent biocompatible material which comprises mixing at least one mycological material, such as a fungus or fungal tissue, with at least one lignocellulosic material to provide a biocomposite material comprising the at least one mycological material and the at least one lignocellulosic material. The biocomposite material then is contacted with at least one substance that increases the hydrophilicity of the biocomposite material, thereby providing an absorbent biocomposite material that has a variety of uses, such as absorbent materials for use in vegetation propagation and preservation, animal bedding, animal litter, filler in diapers, cold chain materials for temperature regulation, ice packs, absorbent foams and mats, such as decorative floral arrangement foams, carpet mats, and absorbent booms applied to chemical spills.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Sarah Jane Araldi, Gregory John Tudryn, Courtney Elizabeth Hart, Alex James Carlton
  • Publication number: 20150024932
    Abstract: A process for producing absorbent materials includes reducing a banana tree stalk into separated fibers, pressing the separated fibers to generate pressed fibers having less than 50% moisture content by weight, reducing moisture content of the pressed fibers by applying infrared heating to produce pre-dried fibers, and applying a non-thermal drying process to generate dried fibers having less than 10% moisture content by weight for employment in an absorbent material that absorbs hydrocarbons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: GEOPHIA LLC
    Inventors: Dimitrios Hondroulis, Jean-Claude Vacher, JR.
  • Patent number: 8932983
    Abstract: An adsorbent for removing compounds from a fluid comprising chitosan and one or more additional materials to enable selectivity of compounds removed. A chitosan based adsorbent is functionalized and cross linked to a predetermined degree to enhance its capacity and selectivity for various molecules and/or ions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Crystal Clear Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: James M Harris, Sharad Hajela
  • Patent number: 8927456
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides hydrocarbon absorbent granules, comprising granulated particles each including a mixture of hydrophobic non-self associating raw cotton sorbent fibers and a binding agent. The granules have an average diameter in a range from about 1 to about 7 cm and have a density in a range from about 0.03 to 0.1 grams per cubic centimeter. The binding agent constitutes from about 0.5 to about 70 percent by weight of granule. The granules are characterized in that they exhibit a sorbency ratio in a range from about 7 to about 30.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Inkastrans (Canada) Ltd.
    Inventors: Alexander Ozersky, David Khazanski
  • Patent number: 8926932
    Abstract: The present invention provides a high surface area porous carbon material and a process for making this material. In particular, the carbon material is derived from biomass and has large mesopore and micropore surfaces that promote improved adsorption of materials and gas storage capabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: The Curators of the University of Missouri
    Inventors: Peter Pfeifer, Galen J. Suppes, Parag Shah, Jacob W. Burress
  • Patent number: 8912117
    Abstract: The present invention provides a chromatography packing material having improved flow rate characteristics and adsorption characteristics. In particular, the present invention provides a chromatography packing material suitable for separation and purification of immunoglobulin in the manufacture of antibody preparations. A porous cellulose gel, which is made by adding polysaccharides having a limiting viscosity of 0.21 to 0.90 dL/g to porous cellulose particles, the dry weight per unit volume of the porous cellulose gel being 1.06 to 1.40 times the dry weight per unit volume of the porous cellulose particles, is used. By adding a predetermined amount of polysaccharides having a predetermined limiting viscosity to porous cellulose particles, flow rate characteristics and adsorption characteristics can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: JNC Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Matsumoto, Yasuto Umeda, Shigeyuki Aoyama, Masami Todokoro
  • Patent number: 8883677
    Abstract: The invention relates to a soil improver which is suitable especially for increasing the water absorption and/or water storage of soils, said soil improver comprising a water-swellable matrix material based on at least one organic polymer, inorganic solid particle having been added to said matrix material, and said organic polymer of said water-swellable matrix material comprising carbohydrate-based structural units, especially carbohydrate-based functional groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Arpolith GmbH
    Inventor: Volker Windhoevel
  • Publication number: 20140326029
    Abstract: Water-retaining gel compositions, methods of making water-retaining gel compositions, and the uses thereof for enhancing soils, preparing plant growth media and facilitating the growth of plants therein are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Raed Hashaikeh, Ali Asghar
  • Patent number: 8871283
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of making a sorbent, comprising the steeps of crushing seed husks, acid hydrolysis with extraction of water-soluble ballast substances and formation of the target composition of lignin, cellulose and melanin, water rinsing and drying, wherein the acid hydrolysis is made with an 0.1-36% acid solution during 0.3-4.5 hours in the boiling mode under pressure in the range 0.1-0.7 MPa, rinsing is made with water and/or a 0.1-1.0% alkali solution and then softened water, and the product is subsequently dried. The sorbent comprises a porous multilevel matrix on the basis of lignin, cellulose and melanin. The invention further discloses the sorbent and its uses as for prophylaxis and treatment of toxicoses, free-radical pathologies, diarrhea syndromes which are caused by ecotoxicants, viral and bacterial infections, for prophylactic and treatment of animal diseases caused by mycotoxins, pesticides, bad-quality forages in all kinds of animals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Gosudarstvennoe Nauchnoe Uchrezhdenie “Institut Phyziki Im. B.I.: Stepanova” Nacionalnojj Acadzhemii Nauk Belarusi
    Inventors: Viktoria Alexeevna Lapina, Alexander Evgenievich Dontsov, Igor Viktorovich Nasonov
  • Patent number: 8858800
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of manufacturing a chromatography matrix comprising providing a polysaccharide carrier comprising available hydroxyl groups; and reacting said hydroxyl groups with vinyl sulphonate to provide a sulphonate-functionalized (S-functionalized) cation exchanger. The hydroxyl groups of the carrier may be hydroxyls of the agarose polymer; or alternatively they may be provided on extenders such as polyhydroxyfunctional polymers. In one embodiment, the carrier is made of agarose with improved flow pressure properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: GE Healthcare Bio-Sciences AB
    Inventors: Andreas Axen, Gunnar Glad, Henrik Ihre, Anders Larsson, Nils Norrman
  • Publication number: 20140274680
    Abstract: A pulp fiber with an enhanced carboxyl content resulting in improved antimicrobial, anti-yellowing and absorptive properties. Methods for making the kraft pulp fiber and products made from it are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: GP Cellulose GmbH
    Inventors: Arthur J. NONNI, Charles E. COURCHENE, Blair Roderick CARTER
  • Publication number: 20140274660
    Abstract: A fabric phase sorptive extractor (FPSE) is a sampling device where a flexible fabric is coated with at least one sol-gel derived film that includes at least two of a metal oxide portion, a siloxy portion, and an organic portion, where the gel has at least some amorphous portions. The FPSE is flexible such that it can be used in an extended form or draped over a solid surface to contact a gaseous, liquid, or solid environment and can be manipulated for placement in a container where the absorbed analyte can be removed from the FPSE for instrumental analysis. The FPSE can have specific functionalities that bind to specific analytes or can provide a general sorbent medium for extraction of a wide range of analytes, such that the sampling device can be employed for sampling analytes with biological, environmental, food, pharmaceutical, bio-analytical, clinical, forensic, toxicological, national security, public health, and/or safety implications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: THE FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES
    Inventors: Abuzar Kabir, Kenneth G. Furton
  • Publication number: 20140234942
    Abstract: A solid substrate for the extraction, stabilization, and storage of proteins is provided. The substrate includes: a polysaccharide, such as melezitose under a substantially dry state. The substrate is configured to extract proteins from a sample and stabilize the extracted proteins in a dry format under ambient conditions for a prolonged period of time. Methods for collecting and recovering the proteins stored in the dry solid substrate are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Ernest William Kovacs, Erik Leeming Kvam, Bing Li, Frank John Mondello
  • Patent number: 8809227
    Abstract: A composite product for the selective removal of dissolved heavy metal ions from water includes a high bulk cotton fabric incorporating a thermally generated polymer in sufficient amount to cause stiffening of the composite product and self-curling when immersed in water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventor: Norman B. Rainer
  • Publication number: 20140213662
    Abstract: Polymeric porous particles have a continuous solid phase and at least two sets of discrete pores that are isolated from each other within the continuous phase and that have different average sizes. One set of discrete pores has a larger average size than another set of discrete pores by at least 50%. At least one set of discrete pores is free of detectably different marker materials. There porous particles can be prepared using evaporative limited coalescence techniques with especially chosen discrete pore stabilizing hydrocolloids to protect the pores during formation and to provide the different average sizes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventors: David Charles Boris, Teresa Joy Hosmer, Mridula Nair
  • Publication number: 20140194665
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a radioactive cesium adsorbent, a method for producing the same, and a method for decontaminating the environment from radioactive cesium with the adsorbent. The radioactive cesium adsorbent of the present invention includes a hydrophilic fiber substrate supporting a Prussian blue analogue, in particular, Prussian blue, and the Prussian blue analogue is immobilized in the inside of the fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: The Foundation for the Promotion of Industrial Science
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Ishii, Masashi Obi, Kazuaki Kudo, Kengo Akagawa, Tetsu Tatsuma, Akiyoshi Sakoda
  • Publication number: 20140173976
    Abstract: Certain disclosed pellets, briquettes, and other compacted products contain multiple components and have a composition tailored to meet specific requirements for a given application. Frequently, at least one of the components is a biomass component. The compacted biomass products can be used in various applications including power generation, animal bedding, and waste absorbent. One particular embodiment involves using compacted body or mass as a fuel supplement or fuel replacement for coal or other fossil fuel(s) in co-firing power plants. Other specific applications include bedding for various animals including fowl, horses, and rabbits. Another application comprises pelletized absorbents such as cat litter for absorbing liquid and/or solid waste products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: AMERICAN PELLET SUPPLY LLC
    Inventors: Michael B. Myers, Jay J. Hood
  • Publication number: 20140171379
    Abstract: Lignin compositions, lignin particles, products containing them, viscous paste containing lignin, lignin formulations, spinning methods, fibers, products produced from the fibers, methods to produce processed products from lignin, methods to produce downstream products, manufacturing processes and related products are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventors: Robert Jansen, Aharon Eyal, Noa Lapidot, Bassem Hallac, Ziv-Vladimir Belman, Shmuel Kenig
  • Publication number: 20140141970
    Abstract: An absorber containing non-wood pulp with the settling velocity in water between 2 and 5 seconds, the mean fiber size of 8 to 25 ?m, the apparent bulk density of 0.04 to 0.07 g/cm3, and the absorption for 0.9% physiological saline of at least 20-fold with respect to the pulp mass. The absorber has a thickness change of at least 600%, as the thickness after having absorbed 0.9% physiological saline with respect to the thickness before absorbing 0.9% physiological saline. When addition of 80 mL of 0.9% physiological saline to the absorbent article over a period of 10 seconds is performed three times every 10 minutes and the absorption rate of the absorbent article for each of the three times is evaluated as the time from addition of the 0.9% physiological saline until complete absorption, the absorption rate for each of the three times is not greater than 20 seconds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: UNICHARM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takayoshi Konishi, Masaki Yoshida, Noritomo Kameda
  • Publication number: 20140128253
    Abstract: The present invention provides a porous cellulose gel having a high mechanical strength capable of being operated at a higher flow rate, and a method for producing the same. To a suspension liquid of cellulose particles, a crosslinking agent in an amount of from 4 to 12 times the amount of the cellulose monomer in terms of moles and an alkali in an amount of from 0.1 to 1.5 times the amount of the crosslinking agent in terms of moles are added continuously dropwise or added dividedly over a prescribed period of time, whereby flow rate characteristics of a resulting porous cellulose gel can be enhanced. According to the invention, the production efficiency of a polymer substance, such as a nucleic acid and a protein can be enhanced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: JNC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuto UMEDA, Yasuo MATSUMOTO, Masami SHIINA, Masami TODOKORO, Yoshihiro MATSUMOTO
  • Patent number: 8716176
    Abstract: A gel composition including a low ester pectin in an amount from about 1.0 to about 2.5 percent by weight of the gel composition, acetic acid in an amount such that the gel composition has a pH from about 2.4 to about 3.5, and having a gel strength from about 5 grains to about 250 grams. A method for making the gel is also disclosed. The method includes dissolving a low ester pectin in an acetic acid solution, heating the mixture to a temperature from about 80° C. to about 100° C., and cooling the mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: CP Kelco ApS
    Inventor: Jens Eskil Trudsoe
  • Publication number: 20140116444
    Abstract: Several embodiments of the invention relate to devices for the removal of dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) or related compounds, or odors associated with DMSO or DMSO-related compounds. Several embodiments relate to methods of using the same. In several embodiments the devices include adsorbents, odor adsorbing fabrics, masks, clean air members and clean air supply assemblies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: Abela Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Colette Cozean, Harvey L. Claussen
  • Patent number: 8703645
    Abstract: A process for producing a polysaccharide superabsorbent particulate including the process steps of bringing into contact a polysaccharide with a polyphosphate or a polyphosphoric acid as crosslinking agent in the presence of water to form a polysaccharide gel drying the polysaccharide gel, comminuting the dried polysaccharide gel to form polysaccharide superabsorbent polymer particles, coating the particles with a polyphosphate or polyphosphoric acid, crosslinking the coated particles, and surface treating the particulate with a metal multivalent salt or an acid. The invention further relates to a polysaccharide superabsorbent polymer particulate obtainable by this process, a water-absorbent polysaccharide, a composite, a process for producing a composite, a composite produced by this process, the use of the polysaccharide superabsorbent particulates or of the composites as well as the use of polyphosphates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Evonik Corporation
    Inventors: Gonglu Tian, Xinyuan Yang, Scott J. Smith
  • Patent number: 8691177
    Abstract: The present invention provides a high surface area porous carbon material and a process for making this material. In particular, the carbon material is derived from biomass and has large mesopore and micropore surfaces that promote improved adsorption of materials and gas storage capabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: The Curators of the University of Missouri
    Inventors: Peter Pfeifer, Galen J. Suppes, Parag Shah, Jacob W. Burress
  • Patent number: 8664152
    Abstract: The present invention provides a porous cellulose gel having a high mechanical strength capable of being operated at a higher flow rate, and a method for producing the same. To a suspension liquid of cellulose particles, a crosslinking agent in an amount of from 4 to 12 times the amount of the cellulose monomer in terms of moles and an alkali in an amount of from 0.1 to 1.5 times the amount of the crosslinking agent in terms of moles are added continuously dropwise or added dividedly over a prescribed period of time, whereby flow rate characteristics of a resulting porous cellulose gel can be enhanced. According to the invention, the production efficiency of a polymer substance, such as a nucleic acid and a protein can be enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: JNC Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuto Umeda, Yasuo Matsumoto, Masami Shiina, Masami Todokoro, Yoshihiro Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20140057782
    Abstract: A superhydrophobic and superoleophilic composite comprises a porous material and a surface layer. The porous material includes a framework and a plurality of interconnecting pores formed inside the framework and interconnecting with each other. The framework has a plurality of skeletons connected with each other. The surface layer is coated on the surfaces of the skeletons and includes an adhesion medium and a plurality of graphene sheets stuck to the surfaces of the skeletons by the adhesion medium. The graphene sheets form a rough surface conforming to the skeletons. The superhydrophobic and superoleophilic composite can absorb oil or organic pollutants in water and can be reused.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: NATIONAL TSING HUA UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: Nyan-Hwa TAI
  • Patent number: 8641869
    Abstract: A method for making particles containing carboxyalkyl cellulose, comprising blending a carboxyalkyl cellulose and a starch in water to provide an aqueous gel; treating the aqueous gel with a crosslinking agent to provide a crosslinked gel; drying the crosslinked gel to provide a solid; comminuting the solid to provide a plurality of particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Weyerhaeuser NR Company
    Inventor: S Ananda Weerawarna
  • Publication number: 20130316892
    Abstract: Provided are polymer particles which can be used at a high flow rate when used as a filler for chromatography, that is, has excellent resistance flow rate appropriate for processing in large quantities, and also has a high binding capacity for target molecules such as proteins when an appropriate ligand is contained in the particles, and a method for producing the polymer particles; specifically, crosslinked polymer particles and a method for producing the crosslinked polymer particles, polysaccharide composite particles and a method for producing the polysaccharide composite particles, a filler for chromatography using the polymer particles, and an adsorbent for antibody purification. Disclosed are: A.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: JSR Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Nakamura, Tetsuo Fukuta, Kazuhiro Ikkyu, Yu Otani, Hiroshi Kawai
  • Publication number: 20130251883
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method of manufacturing porous granules, a porous granule obtained by the method, a lipid-containing granule and a method of manufacturing thereof, and a food containing the lipid-containing granules and a method of manufacturing thereof. The porous granule of the present invention is bigger than the granule manufactured by the spray drying method, has high solubility, is easily obtained (porous structure can be easily formed), and has enough hardness. In addition, drying time and drying cost can be reduced because an amount of water to be dried can be reduced. The porous granule can be obtained by mixing a powder whose solubility is at most 100 g per 100 mL of water at 20° C., with water and drying a mixture under reduced pressure to obtain the porous granules having loose bulk density of at least 0.30 g/mL, having porous structure, and capable of absorbing lipids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: IKEDA FOOD RESEARCH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ken OHSUMI
  • Publication number: 20130244871
    Abstract: A mixture for producing a fiber or a molded part contains at least one polymer solution, in particular a cellulose solution, and an adsorbing agent. The mixture includes a removable resisting agent for the adsorbing agent. The polymer solution also can be used as a resisting agent. In order to produce a fiber or a molded part, an adsorbing agent is mixed with a polymer solution, in particular a cellulose solution, where a removable resisting agent is applied to the adsorbing agent before or during the mixing process and wherein the resisting agent is removed after the fiber has been spun or after the molded part has been molded. Alternatively or in addition thereto, a method for producing a fiber or a molded part, an adsorbing agent, in particular activated charcoal, is mixed with a polymer solution, in particular a cellulose solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: HELFENBERGER IMMOBILIEN LLC & CO
    Inventor: Johannes Bock
  • Patent number: 8535625
    Abstract: An adsorbent contains a carbohydrate having an ether linkage. Alternatively, an adsorbent contains a carbohydrate having a cross-linkage formation produced by a dehydration reaction using a strong acid. In collection of a precious metal using the adsorbent, the adsorbent selectively adsorbs a precious metal dissolved in a solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignees: Denso Corporation, Saga University
    Inventors: Minoru Kurata, Kinya Atsumi, Hiroaki Fukuda, Katsutoshi Inoue, Keisuke Ohto, Hidetaka Kawakita