Organic Material-containing Patents (Class 71/11)
  • Patent number: 10723664
    Abstract: A stable metal phosphite composition made from water, phosphorous acid (H3PO3), a metal salt and a sufficient a quantity of liquid ammonium hydroxide (NH4OH) where the molar ratio of ammonium ions to metal ions is 1-4 moles ammonium to 1 mole metal. The composition can be diluted for use-application providing beneficial nutrients for plant uptake.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: JH BIOTECH, INC.
    Inventors: Hsinhung John Hsu, Franz Fernandez
  • Patent number: 10683241
    Abstract: There is provided an aqueous seaweed extract in the form of a solution concentrate composition comprising: (a) at least 0.5% by weight soluble alginate based on the weight of concentrate composition; (b) at least 0.1% calcium by weight based on the weight of concentrate composition; (c) a calcium-chelating agent; and (d) a borate compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: SEASOL INTERNATIONAL PTY LTD
    Inventors: Tony Arioli, Peter Neville-Jones
  • Patent number: 10683240
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing a particulate composition containing methionine, methionylmethionine, potassium in the form of potassium salt and ammonium sulfate, and use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Evonik Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Harald Jakob, Hans Joachim Hasselbach, Dominik Egly, Waldemar Hessberger
  • Patent number: 10660340
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides agricultural compositions and methods of using these compositions to increase plant growth, pathogen resistance and drought tolerance. The agricultural compositions disclosed herein comprise mixtures of mutualistic beneficial fungi such as Laccaria bicolor and Piriformispora indica, and bacterial strains of Pseudomonas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: UT-BATTELLE, LLC
    Inventors: Jessy L. Labbe, Wellington Muchero, Cyd Elizabeth Hamilton, Dale A. Pelletier
  • Patent number: 10631538
    Abstract: A nematicidal fertilizer composition comprising one or more amino acids and one or more micronutrient compounds. A method of controlling nematodes at a locus is also provided. The method comprises applying to the locus one or more amino acids and one or more micronutrient compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: JIANGSU ROTAM CHEMISTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: James Timothy Bristow
  • Patent number: 10449549
    Abstract: The invention discloses an environmentally friendly fertilizer device based on big data, comprising a work box and a crushing space set in the work box, wherein a crushing driving space is set in one end wall of the crushing space, wherein a crushing mechanism is set in the crushing driving space; by turning on a first electromagnetic switch, the kitchen garbage enters the crushing space from the feed inlet, so the kitchen garbage is crushed by the crushing space. A transmission space is arranged in the lower end wall of the crushing space, and a driving space is set in the lower end wall of the crushing driving space; a stirring space is set in the lower end wall of the transmission space; the crushed kitchen garbage enters the stirring space through a circulation pipeline and is stirred by the stirring mechanism, thereby the kitchen garbage can be fully fermented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Inventor: Guosong Ge
  • Patent number: 10442740
    Abstract: A soil enhancement fertilizer composition that is delivered in a water-soluble pouch. The pouch contains specially composted and pulverized camelid manure, Mycorrhizal fungi, and yucca powder. The pouch is dissolved in water and stirred to release its contents and then the solution is poured on the soil and/or applied to the leaves of both indoor or outdoor container plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventors: Mary M. Forte, Philip J. Fetner
  • Patent number: 10434551
    Abstract: Providing a method for improving saline-alkaline soil by using a biomass rapid pyrolysis product, comprising: rapidly pyrolyzing agricultural and forest residues to prepare bio-oil and semi-coke; deodorizing, dephenolizing and tackifying the bio-oil to prepare a modified bio-oil, and supplementing the modified bio-oil with the nutrient elements to produce a rapid ameliorant for saline-alkali soil; loading microbial fertilizer on the semi-coke to prepare a continuous renovation ameliorant for saline-alkali soil; (4) applying the ameliorants on the surface of saline-alkali soil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: China University of Petroleum (East China)
    Inventors: Yingyun Qiao, Yuanyu Tian, Kechang Xie, Zhaohe Yang, Meng Yuan, Yanpeng Zhang
  • Patent number: 10426106
    Abstract: Systems and methods for assessing a field of plants for irrigation having program code to acquire at least one thermal image of a field having a plurality of plants thereon; generate a thermal map of the field from the thermal image providing a thermal value for a plurality of geographically referenced locations in the field; measure at least one weather parameter for the field; calculate a water stress value for each of the plurality of locations using the weather parameter and the thermal value; and estimate a water property value for each of the plurality of locations using the water stress value and a predetermined correlation of the water stress value and the water property value. Thus, the system leverages high-resolution aerial thermal imagery to estimate plant stress with the advantage of obtaining estimates of the water property value, such as the stem water potential (SWP), potentially for every plant in a field, thereby providing a more powerful tool for irrigation scheduling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Ceres Imaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Ashwin Madgavkar, James McBride, Daniel Urban, Robert Heilmayr
  • Patent number: 10420811
    Abstract: The present invention relates to cultivation of a selenium-rich Cyclocarya paliurus plant, extraction and use of active ingredients thereof, for overcoming disadvantages of high residue, poor absorption, and less environmental friendliness of fertilizers used in cultivation of a selenium-rich plant in the prior art, and overcoming disadvantages of low absorption rate and high adverse reaction rate in current extraction method and application of active ingredients in a selenium-rich plant. The present invention provides a method of cultivating a selenium-rich Cyclocarya paliurus plant, comprising use of a selenium-rich organic fertilizer during the cultivation, wherein the selenium-rich organic fertilizer comprises a selenium-rich yeast, a humic acid, an amino acid, a plant growth regulator and a foliar penetration enhancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: INFINITUS (CHINA) COMPANY LTD.
    Inventors: Weihong Chen, Fangli Ma, Wei Liu, Meng L V, Chung Wah Ma
  • Patent number: 10150711
    Abstract: A system and method for separating nutrients, such as phosphorus and protein, from biological materials may be disclosed. Biological material, for example in the form of wet solids from raw manure, may first be separated out by a solid-liquid separator. The wet solids may then be dissolved in an acidic solution. The resulting supernatant from the acidic treatment may then be separated and phosphorus reclaimed therefrom. The resulting precipitate from the acidic treatment may be separated from the supernatant and treated with a basic solution. The resulting supernatant following the basic treatment may then be separated and protein reclaimed therefrom. In some embodiments, the supernatant resulting from the acidic treatment may itself be alkalinized, creating a precipitate which contains phosphorus solids and a supernatant which can be separated from the phosphorus solids and used as the basic solution with which to treat the precipitate resulting from the acidic treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by The Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: Matias B. Vanotti, Ariel A. Szogi
  • Patent number: 10143148
    Abstract: A method of estimating a water property value for plants using aerial thermal images is provided. The thermal image values and at least one weather parameter are used to calculate a water stress value. The water property value is estimated using the water stress value and a predetermined correlation between the water stress value and the water property value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: CERES IMAGING INC.
    Inventors: Ashwin Madgavkar, James McBride, Dan Urban, Robert Heilmayr
  • Patent number: 10023502
    Abstract: The disclosed invention relates to soil and water treatment compounds, specifically to an acidifying composition used to treat soil or irrigation water used for growing plants. Disclosed is an acidifying composition that includes an organic acid. The acidifying composition is used to control and manage conditions in irrigation water and soil to prevent sodic deterioration of soil structure. Treatment of soil and/or irrigation water with the disclosed acidifying composition leads to improved soil quality and improved quality of plants grown in the soil treated with the acidifying composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventor: Larry D. Mohr
  • Patent number: 9764993
    Abstract: A water-insoluble phosphate fertilizer, methods of producing, and methods of using the same are provided. The fertilizer may comprise at least one alkaline earth metal selected from calcium and magnesium and optionally at least one nutrient ion selected from the group consisting of potassium, ammonium, zinc, iron, manganese, copper, boron, chlorine, iodine, molybdenum or selenium. The fertilizer compounds are preferably water-insoluble, dilute acid-soluble, and free-flowing powders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: AGTEC INNOVATIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Chandrika Varadachari
  • Patent number: 9650274
    Abstract: A method for processing raw liquid manure and/or fermentation residues involves providing raw liquid manure and/or fermentation residues, purifying the raw liquid manure and/or fermentation residues in a first purification stage so as to form a first solid phase and a first purified liquid phase, pre-conditioning the first purified liquid phase in order to separate ultrafine particles from the first purified liquid phase, and purifying the first purified liquid phase in a second purification stage so as to form a second solid phase and a second purified liquid phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: GEA Mechanical Equipment GmbH
    Inventors: Sven Heymann, Bernd Lueking
  • Patent number: 9540289
    Abstract: A composition includes a first chelating agent, a second chelating agent, and a plurality of metal ions. In one embodiment, the second chelating agent includes citric acid and is different than the first chelating agent. A method for forming a composition includes mixing a first chelating agent, a second chelating agent, and a metal salt together to form a mixture and processing the mixture to form at least one of a granulated composition and a powdered composition. In some embodiments, the second chelating agent includes citric acid and is different than the first chelating agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Scott G. Williams, LLC
    Inventors: Sherman M. Ponder, Fernando Remigio Munoz
  • Patent number: 9481610
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of using a fertilizer, comprising an amino acid selected from the group of L-glutamine, L-asparagine and L-arginine as major nitrogen source, optionally together with inorganic nitrogen and/or a suitable preservative, for stimulating root growth, inducing more fine roots, increase the number of root tips and/or for stimulating mycorrhiza development.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: SWETREE TECHNOLOGIES AB
    Inventors: Torgny Näsholm, Henrik Svennerstam
  • Patent number: 9480254
    Abstract: Systemic mitigation of the heat stress damage to plants and pre-harvest fruit caused by environmental stress on the plant and fruit is realized by applying to the root zone of the plant a bioefficaciously effective amount of a composition selected from the group consisting of ethylene oxide-propylene oxide block copolymer, alkyl ethers of ethylene oxide-propylene oxide block copolymer, alkyl polyglycoside, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Aquatrols Corporation of America
    Inventor: Stanley J. Kostka
  • Patent number: 9481612
    Abstract: The invention relates to a liquid formulation that stimulates the germination of seeds and the rooting of plants, including water-soluble addition compounds from the K vitamin group together with complexed microelements and essential amino acids, which acts by improving the metabolic processes that occur during the different stages in the development of treated plants, improving the appearance thereof, activating defence responses and promoting resistance to adverse conditions, both biotic and abiotic, thereby allowing harvest production and yields to be increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: AGRO STOCK S.A.
    Inventor: Marco Pardo Miro
  • Patent number: 9452952
    Abstract: A new fertilizer comprising Urea Phosphite, which is made by reacting phosphorous acid with urea. Urea Phosphite is characterized by being a liquid produced in an unprocessed reaction, and by having phosphite as a phosphorus source and urea as a nitrogen source. The reaction product may be blended with an admix and spray dried, or dissolved in water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: LidoChem, Inc.
    Inventor: Frank William Dean
  • Patent number: 9394209
    Abstract: Method of making a soil dispersible and water dispersible granular nutrient for use in fertilizers or animal feeds. A sulfuric acid solution is sprayed onto a mixture of reducible nutrient compounds and dry carbohydrates. The sulfuric acid converts the carbohydrates to their reducing forms. The reducing saccharides then react with the reducible nutrient compounds to form a carboxylated nutrient. The carboxylated nutrient is bound by polysaccharides and rolled up on itself to form a granule. The sulfuric acid also acts on the nutrient compounds directly to create sulfated nutrients. The process results in a product containing both carboxylated and sulfated metal nutrients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: NutriChem Marketing, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul E. McCoy, Jr., Shawn McCoy
  • Patent number: 9353020
    Abstract: A dust suppressing aggregate includes a core particle and a dust suppressing agent. The dust suppressing agent comprises polycarbodiimide and is disposed about the core particle for suppressing dusting of the core particle. A method of forming the dust suppressing aggregate includes the steps of reacting isocyanates in the presence of a catalyst to form the polycarbodiimide and encapsulating the core particle with the polycarbodiimide to form the dust suppressing agent. A system for producing the dust suppressing aggregate includes the core particle, the isocyanates, and the catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Raymond Neff, Alexander Gershanovich, Donald C. Mente, Rajesh Kumar
  • Patent number: 9320291
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method of production of an immunostimulatory composition having a saccharide fraction, the method including the steps of hydrolyzes of yeast cells and recovering the soluble fraction. The saccharide fraction having composition thus obtained may be incorporated as a food or beverage component or be used as a pharmaceutical for treatment of specific conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: GLYKOS FINLAND OY
    Inventors: Juhani Saarinen, Ritva Niemela, Jari Helin, Jari Natunen, Jukka Hiltunen
  • Patent number: 9156744
    Abstract: Soil amendment/foliar nutrient compositions and methods for their manufacture and use are provided. The compositions are aqueous compositions that include a carbon skeleton energy component (CSE); a macronutrient; a vitamin cofactor; a complexing agent; and at least one of exotic micronutrient component and an ionophore component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Inventor: Thomas T. Yamashita
  • Patent number: 9102803
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel urea-formaldehyde polymers coated with an active ingredient, a method of making the same, and their use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Koch Agronomic Services, LLC
    Inventors: Allen R. Sutton, Willis Thornsberry
  • Patent number: 9061948
    Abstract: A nutrient enriched biosolids fertilizer product including dried granules or pellets of a homogeneous mixture of biosolids and nutrients selected from the group consisting of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium compounds resulting in a NPK assay of 4 to 15 N-1 to 10 P-4 to 15 K, and a process for producing a fertilizer including the following steps: 1) mixing wet sewage sludge cake with nutrients selected from nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium compounds, in a mixer together with recycled dried granules or pellets of biosolids fertilizer product to form a dryer homogeneous mixture; 2) granulating or pelletizing the dryer homogeneous mixture to result in granules or pellets; 3) drying the granules or pellets of homogeneous mixture to result in dried granules or pellets of the biosolids fertilizer product; and 4) recycling a portion of dried granules or pellets of homogeneous mixture to the mixer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Inventors: Terry L. Wiseman, Robert E. Lambalot, Jr., Clyde J. Harris, Keith D. Cochran, Timothy G. Holt, Gregory S. Peeden
  • Patent number: 9034069
    Abstract: An engineered topsoil for use in soil reclamation and a method of producing the same are disclosed that seek to replicate undisturbed native reference topsoil from near the site in need of land reclamation. The engineered topsoil is formed from a base amount of subsoil and amendment comprised of an effective amount of surrogate humin material sufficient to replicate the estimated humin organic carbon content of the native reference topsoil, and an effective amount of plant residue material sufficient to replicate the estimated non-humin organic carbon content of the native reference topsoil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING COMPANY
    Inventor: Julie Linda Roy
  • Patent number: 9034070
    Abstract: A method and system for treatment of biological wastes for preparation of fertilizers is provided. The method and system involves mixing a biological waste with a dilute sulfuric acid in a predetermined ratio. The mixture of the biological waste and the dilute sulfuric acid is then filtered to obtain an organic slurry and an acidic liquid. Thereafter, the organic slurry is thermally cracked at an elevated temperature to obtain at least one of an ammonia gas, one or more flue gases, and char and ash. The method and system further involves utilizing the ammonia gas, the char and ash, and the acidic liquid for preparation of the fertilizers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: KING ABDULAZIZ CITY FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (KACST)
    Inventors: Mazen Abdullah Ba-Abbad, Ali Abdullah A Aljaloud, Ahmed Mohammed Alabdulkader
  • Publication number: 20150101374
    Abstract: The invention is directed to processes for treating biosolids that result in high-value, nitrogen-containing, slow-release, organically-augmented inorganic fertilizer that are competitive with less valuable or more costly conventional commercially manufactured fertilizers. The process involves conditioning traditional waste-water biosolids and processing the conditioned biosolids continuously in a high throughput manufacturing facility. The exothermic design and closed loop control of the primary reaction vessel decreases significantly the amount of power necessary to run a manufacturing facility. The process utilizes green technologies to facilitate decreased waste and enhanced air quality standards over traditional processing plants. The fertilizer produced from recovered biosolid waste is safe and meets or exceeds the United States Environment Protection Agency (USEPA) Class A and Exceptional Quality standards and is not subject to restrictions or regulations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Burnham, James P. Carr, Gary L. Dahms
  • Publication number: 20150094204
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a gelatinous moisturing substrate for controllably delivering water and oxygen to the root zone of growing plants with micro nutrients, auxins, preservatives and surfactants added comprising a mixture, by percent weight, 97.6%, 2.0% carboxy methol cellulose, 0.15% aluminum sulfate, 0.04% sodium benzoate, 0.04% potassium sorbate, 0.0167% zinc sulfate (22.23% zinc), 0.07% acetic acid (99%.0 pure) and 0.005% sodium sesquicarbonate. The composition maintains substrates viscosity. As a result, the moisturing agent releases water, oxygen and the added nutrients, preservatives and surfactant into the root zone of the growing plant at a controlled rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: TIME RELEASE WATER, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Paternoster, Glenn M. Smith, Harold Jensen, Jett Langston
  • Patent number: 8992654
    Abstract: The invention is directed to manufacture of fertilizer having commercial levels of nitrogen supplemented with organic substances. The process treats organic matter with acid causing hydrolysis of organic polymers after which the mix is injected with nitrogen. The resultant sterilized and liquefied organic matter is disbursed over recycled material for the production of granules. Because the process allows for the controlled addition of acids and ammonia, desired levels of components can be achieved. The process is scalable, odor controlled and safe thereby allowing for the location of biosolid processing facilities in most any location. Further, the fertilizer of the invention provides a dual nitrogen-release profile when applied to crops. After application to soil, fertilizer of the invention releases an immediate bolus of nitrogen, similar to traditional ammonium sulfate, followed by continued slow release of nitrogen typically over a season.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: VitAg Corporation
    Inventors: Gary L. Dahms, James P. Carr, Jeffrey C. Burnham, Barry R. Jarrett
  • Patent number: 8986416
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fertilizing compound for application to plants and crops, especially fruits, intended for increasing the amount of calcium and subsequently improving the state of health of the plants and the preservation thereof after harvesting. The compound consists of a combination of components such as calcium nitrate, calcium lignosulfonate, organic acids, menadione sodium bisulphite, amino acids and water. The compound is in the form of a liquid preparation, packed in containers of between 20 and 1000 liters, is water-soluble and is applied by fertigation, spraying or in a localized form by border irrigation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Argo Stock S.A.
    Inventor: Marco Pardo Miro
  • Patent number: 8968692
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for removing sulfur from a gaseous or liquid mixture. This method involves contacting the gaseous or liquid mixture with an iron-enriched matrix under conditions effective to remove sulfur from the mixture through adsorption of the sulfur to the matrix. The iron-enriched matrix used in this method is a lignocellulosic material that is enriched with iron. The present invention also relates to a system, composition, and plant fertilizer that contain the iron-enriched matrix. Methods of making the composition and preparing a plant fertilizer are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Cornell University
    Inventor: Gary E. Harman
  • Patent number: 8968440
    Abstract: The present invention provides a fertilizer utilizing the inexpensive waste and by-product materials of biosolids, gypsum, and/or other phosphorus binding agents, such as iron or aluminum chemicals or by-products with elevated levels of iron and aluminum. The combination of biosolids, gypsum and other phosphorus binding agents, such as iron or aluminum chemicals or by-products with elevated levels of iron and aluminum produces a fertilizer that provides for soil nitrogen needs while limiting the availability of phosphorous to minimize environmental pollution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Phosfix Fertilizer & Soil Amendment LLC
    Inventors: Stephen R. Toft, Lisa L. Williams, Calvin O. Miller, William K. Blanchet
  • Publication number: 20150052959
    Abstract: Fertilizer is made by reacting fossilized organic matter (FOM) with saccharides, preferably waste saccharides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Albert R. Duoibes
  • Patent number: 8951326
    Abstract: Provided is a high-value added fertilizer using a microorganism or a component of a microorganism and especially a fertilizer capable of promoting the bearing of fruit trees and fruit vegetables. A reducing fertilizer obtained by subjecting a mixture of a microorganism or a component of a microorganism with phosphoric acid component and/or potassium component to a hydrothermal reaction treatment is capable of promoting the growth the roots, especially, the root hairs of fruit trees and also promoting the enlargement of their fruits. In particular, because of the reducing characteristic, the reducing fertilizer of the present invention has an excellent affinity for cells constituting the roots, and enables phosphoric acid component and potassium component, which are useful fertilizer components, to be absorbed effectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takanori Kitagawa, Yoshio Maekawa
  • Patent number: 8940958
    Abstract: Method for the stabilization of contaminants within a material selected from soils, mining tailings and by-products, sludge wastes and industrial wastes, by mixing the material with an alum sludge composition. The composition includes one or more aluminum compound(s) and/or complex(es) together with a reactive carbon material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignees: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Ziltek Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Michael John McLaughlin
  • Patent number: 8940074
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing pelletized fertilizer includes the following steps of: mixing a biodegradable material and a water-soluble polymer material to form a first mixture; mixing a polyol, water and a nutrient salt to form a second mixture; mixing the first mixture and the second mixture to form a conglomerating gathered third mixture, and stirring the conglomerating gathered third mixture to form small lumps of the third mixture; spraying probiotic endo spores on the small lumps of the third mixture to form a plurality of fertilizer blocks; heating the fertilizer blocks, and extruding the fertilizer blocks to form a fertilizer strip; and cutting the fertilizer strip to form a plurality of pelletized fertilizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Chunghwa Picture Tubes, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chou-Chiang Kuo, Che-Wei Chang
  • Publication number: 20150020560
    Abstract: This invention is directed to systems, devices and methods for treating organic-containing sludges and converting such sludges to high value fertilizers containing both inorganic and organic fertilizer components, which creates an inorganically-augmented bioorganic fertilizer. The invention describes methods to create a thixotropic or paste-like material via the application of mixing energy to the organic sludge followed by an alkaline treatment and a subsequent ammoniation. The invention further describes a method to increase the plant nutrient content in the organic containing product to a level which permits the finished granular fertilizer product to compete in the commercial agricultural fertilizer marketplace. Further, the invention reduces odors associated with said organic-containing sludges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Jeffery C. Burnham
  • Patent number: 8932383
    Abstract: A composition comprising at least one nutrient element, wherein the at least one nutrient element possesses a relative energy-state value greater than the relative energy-state value of the at least one nutrient element in a preexisting state, the composition being effective, perhaps because of the greater energy-state value, to improve the ability of a soil, when combined with the composition, to support plant growth better than the soil, when not combined with the composition. Also a composition comprising at least one nutrient element, wherein the composition possesses an energy spectrum more positive than the energy spectrum of the composition in a preexisting state, the composition being effective, perhaps because of the more positive energy spectrum, to improve the ability of a soil, when combined with the composition, to support plant growth better than the soil, when not combined with the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Inventor: Jianmin Zhang
  • Publication number: 20150000359
    Abstract: A composition provides increased. lithium and selenium content in vegetables and in their bio-technologically and/or technologically processed products. This composition comprises an aqueous solution of lithium compounds and selenium salts having a lithium content ranging from 0.0001 to 15.Og/l and selenium ranging from 0.0001 to 12.Og/l and at least an adjuvant selected among at least alkaline soap, chitosan hydrolysate, chitosan hydrolysate added with lecithin, and tannic acid and/or mixtures thereof where at least an adjuvant is assigned to increase the lithium and selenium ions absorption.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: Pier Giorgio Pifferi
  • Publication number: 20140373582
    Abstract: A method is provided for the production of alcohol from trees, the method comprising a step of treating a subject tree with mother cell lyases formed through cytolysis associated with sporulation of spore-forming aerobic bacteria, thereby degrading said tree into a powdery state and obtaining a tree degradation product; a step of sterilizing said tree degradation product; a step of treating said sterilized tree degradation product with a koji fungus (Aspergillus oryzae) thereby carrying out a primary fermentation; a step of adding a yeast to the fermentation broth obtained by said primary fermentation thereby carrying out a secondary fermentation; and a step of filtering the fermentation broth obtained by said secondary fermentation, wherein said mother cell lyases are obtained by culturing said spore-forming aerobic bacteria, subjecting the resultant culture medium to a starvation state, thereby converting said bacteria into endospores, and removing impurities including said endosporic bacteria from said cul
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Kaoru Mitarai, Miho Sakai, Kenji Matsui
  • Patent number: 8916182
    Abstract: A ‘bioactive’ composition that has one or more oligogalacturonans ((1?4)-?-D-galacturonan) or any other oligosaccharides (oligoguluronans) that may present an ‘egg box’ conformation, this conformation being further stabilized by one or more polycationic saccharide(s), preferably either a chitosan oligosaccharide or a chitosan polysaccharide. A method prepares this composition and it is used, in medical, pharmaceutical, agricultural, nutraceutical, food, feed, textile, cosmetic, industrial and/or environmental applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Universite de Namur
    Inventors: Pierre Van Cutsem, Juan Carlos Cabrera Pino
  • Patent number: 8911524
    Abstract: The present invention provides a composition and method to increase phosphorus uptake in plants. This can be accomplished by mining phosphorus both in the free and bound state from the soil solution surrounding the roots of a plant. The process of mining involves the release of phosphorus from the bound state and the solubilization of unbound phosphorus to facilitate uptake by the roots of a plant. The mining of phosphorus can be accomplished by providing a phosphorus solubilizing compound having: i) at least one natural root acid; ii) at least one vitamin and iii) at least one crystalline carbohydrate, to a portion of a plant. The phosphorus solubilizing compound can be applied to plants to extract available phosphorus from the soil. This product can be either a soluble liquid or a solid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Floratine Products Group, Inc
    Inventors: Kevin Cavanaugh, Timothy B. Cartwright
  • Patent number: 8911627
    Abstract: Provided herein are systems and methods for biomass digestion and products formed thereof. The products include one or more biogases, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency classified Class A Biosolids, and pathogen reduced organic liquid fertilizer. Through the digestion of waste materials using sequential phases in an efficient digestion process, enhanced biomass conversion efficiency and improved output of products (in quantity and/or quality) are obtained with a significant reduction in dwell time in each phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Landmark IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Detlev K. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8906451
    Abstract: A method for producing coated water-soluble particles in a manner to form two or more coating layers on surfaces of the water-soluble particles, characterized by including: a step A wherein after supplying a first coating material that contains a polyol component and an isocyanate component, a second coating material is additionally supplied to surfaces of first coating bodies that have coating layers formed of the first coating material that has not been sufficiently cured, so that second coating bodies that are provided with coating layers of the second coating material are obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Central Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Fujii, Nobuhiro Okada, Hideaki Sueta, Tadashi Tanaka, Kazuyoshi Morita
  • Publication number: 20140345342
    Abstract: The present invention generally concerns a concentrated sugar additive comprising (a) raffinate derived from citric acid recovery industry and (b) sugar-containing solution useful for controlling dust emission from particulate materials during manufacturing, handling, storage or transportation. Such particulate materials comprise fertilizers, minerals, coal, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Cargill, Incorporated
    Inventors: Helio Haruo Ushijima, Ricardo Chagas da Silva
  • Publication number: 20140349850
    Abstract: The present invention relates to coated dehydrated microorganisms comprising a dehydrated microorganism surrounded by at least one coating, said coating comprising by dry weight at least 25% of hygroscopic salt(s) and wherein the pH of the coating is compatible with viability of the coated dehydrated microorganism. The coating can be partially crystalline, the salt(s) in the coating having preferably a crystallinity degree of up to 60% once applied onto the dehydrated microorganism. The present invention also relates to liquid coating compositions, methods for coating and protecting a dehydrated microorganism. Finally, the present invention relates to a method for the preparation of food products, feed products, consumer healthcare products or agri-products as well as to a food product, feed product, a consumer healthcare product or an agri-product containing such coated dehydrated microorganisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Isabelle Mazeaud, Kathryn Tse, Jean-Philippe Obert, Claudette Berger, Geoffrey Babin, Patrick Chaigneau, Hans Hedegaard Jensen, Erwan Henri
  • Patent number: 8894737
    Abstract: A suspended nutrition composition includes a foamed material, a colloid layer and a nutrient. The foamed material having a plurality of pores includes a starch, a biodegradable polyester and a plasticizer. The pores are formed by bubbles produced from a physical foaming agent. The colloid layer covers a surface of the foamed material. The nutrient is dispersed in the foamed material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Chunghwa Picture Tubes, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chou-Chiang Kuo, Tso-Hsuan Yeh, Che-Wei Chang
  • Patent number: RE45550
    Abstract: A biofilm reducing agent (BRA) and a mineral deposit distorting agent (MDDA) are admixed to irrigation water in amounts sufficient to substantially eliminate biofilm formation in the emitters (14) of an irrigation system (10) and produce amorphous mineral deposits in the emitters that are easily washed away by the irrigation water as it flows through the emitters (14). The BRA may be an oxidizer selected from the group consisting of chlorine, ozone, chlorine dioxide, hydrogen peroxide, hydroxy peracitic acid, iodine, bromine, hydrogen dioxide, chlorate salts, chlorite salts and hypochlorite compounds and mixtures thereof. The MDDA is a phosphonate selected from the group comprising AMP, ATMP, HEDP, EDTMPA, HMDTMPA, DETPMPA, BHMPTMPA, PBTC, HPA, PCA, NTMP, and DTPMP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: CH2O, Inc.
    Inventor: Carl E. Iverson