Bacterial Patents (Class 71/6)
  • Patent number: 11111186
    Abstract: This invention refers to an acid composition containing leonardite, amino acids and surfactants for use as fertiliser, biostimulant and/or nutrient and to a procedure for obtaining this composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: SIPCAM INAGRA, S.A.
    Inventor: Gianluca Valieri
  • Patent number: 11040917
    Abstract: A composition including a liquid microbial mixture and a gemstone elixir. The composition is applied to soil of a plant to increase the health of the plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Inventor: John Harvey Easterling
  • Patent number: 10981841
    Abstract: A stabilized ammonium humate mixture including an amount of humic acid between about 7.0% to about 10% of the mixture and an amount of ammonia between about 1.0% to about 14% of the mixture, where the remainder of the mixture is water. The stabilized ammonium humate mixture has a pH between about 9 to about 11.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: OrganoCat, LLC
    Inventor: Alexander I. Shulgin
  • Patent number: 10919815
    Abstract: To produce fertilizer, a system and method concentrates manure slurry in a mechanical vapor recompression evaporator (“MVR”) having a heat exchanger. The MVR receives the manure slurry within a first side to evaporate ammonia laden-water vapor from the slurry, leaving a nutrient concentrate. A compressor raises the evaporated ammonia-laden water vapor to a higher energy state. Within a second side of the heat exchanger, the compressed water vapor conveys heat to the slurry. Ammonia-laden water condenses in the second side at a process temperature to be conveyed to an ammonia stripping tower where the ammonia-laden water is dispersed into ammonia-laden water droplets. In the tower, a flow of air is directed across a surface of the ammonia-laden water droplets, the process temperature having been selected to promote the escape of ammonia gas from the ammonia-laden water droplets, the flow of air provided to entrain ammonia gas in the flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Dari-Tech, Inc.
    Inventors: David DeWaard, Josh McCort, Michael Klapper
  • Patent number: 10870608
    Abstract: A soil amendment is provided and a method for making the same, where the soil amendment is encasing biochar in a biodegradable material. The biochar encased in the biodegradable material may be either or both treated and untreated (raw) biochar. The biodegradable material encasing the biochar may be sealed to produce a packet or capsule, or deposited on a sheet of biodegradable material. The sheet of biodegradable material may include a biodegradable adhesive, creating a biochar tape on the biodegradable material. In another example the biodegradable material may be immersed in a solution containing biochar to create a soil amendment, for example, to wrap a root ball of a seedling or sapling. The biodegradable material may, for example, be a polymer, wax, oil, or paraffin which is used to create a bead, capsule, or pod of biochar or biochar slurry, or may be a fiber based or polymer based material that can be formed into a shape, such as a liner, container, or a disc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Carbon Technology Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew William Smith, Han Suk Kim, Lawrence M. Wanken, Victoria Putsche, Juliette MacKay
  • Patent number: 10772335
    Abstract: Disclosed are compositions and methods for preparing compositions that improve plant health and reduce fungal infestations. Also disclosed are methods of using the compositions described herein to improve plant health by applying the compositions directly to plants, and/or applying the compositions to substrates used for plant growth. The compositions include a synergistic ratio of composting bacteria, bio-surfactant producing bacteria, bio-remediating bacteria, bovine feces, and humic acid. The compositions reduce fungal growth and fungal infestation the infected area. Methods of reducing brown patch and/or dollar spot infestations to a plant such as turf grass or crop are also described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: HSC Organics LLC
    Inventors: Gregory R. H. Smith, Eric Davies
  • Patent number: 10640429
    Abstract: A method is provided for applying porous carbonaceous particles to soil for purpose of cultivating plants having roots, where at least 95% of the porous carbonaceous particles have a particle size less than or equal to 10 mm. The method incorporates the porous carbonaceous particles into the soil surrounding the plant roots at a depth of between 0-24 inches from the soil surface, where the porous carbonaceous particles are positioned in the area surrounding the roots of the plants at a ratio of between 1:999 to 1:1 porous carbonaceous particles to soil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Cool Planet Energy System, Inc.
    Inventors: Han Suk Kim, Kevin Daniel Dolinar, Mark L. Jarand, Vern Traxler, Timothy Alan Thompson, Rajashekharam Malyala
  • Patent number: 10588320
    Abstract: The present disclosure comprises compositions and methods for biostimulation, such as seed germination and plant growth. For example, the present disclosure comprises compositions and methods for affecting, enhancing, modulating, stimulating, or aiding plant growth. This abstract is intended as a scanning tool for purposes of searching in the particular art and is not intended to be limiting of the present disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: CONCENTRIC AG CORPORATION
    Inventors: Margaret Bywater-Ekegard, Ananda Fitzsimmons
  • Patent number: 10524487
    Abstract: In one aspect, a method for feeding animals includes selecting a plurality of strains of sporulated living microbes and form a microbial solution; and applying the microbial solution to a carrier. In another aspect during use, the method includes feeding animals with the microbial infused carrier to deliver microbes to a gastrointestinal tract alive; and germinating the microbes in the digestive tract and stimulating local intestinal immunity with the microbes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Cisbay
    Inventor: Khanh Le
  • Patent number: 10457611
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to Mycorrhizal seed and in-furrow compositions containing polyethylene glycol. The present invention is further directed to methods of improving plant growth by applying Mycorrhizal seed and in-furrow compositions containing polyethylene glycol to a plant, plant propagation material or an area where a plant will grow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: VALENT BIOSCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: Bala N. Devisetty, Alok Adholeya
  • Patent number: 10233128
    Abstract: An agricultural potassium-fertigation method for emitter-irrigation potassium-plus fertigation feeds a potassium-plus nutrient feedstock comprised of potassium formate and additional yield-assist constituent(s) and water to an active emitter-irrigation system discontinuously, at levels of 0.15 to 50 gal./min, during one to six nonconsecutive irrigation days during a crop cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventors: John C. Miller, Deborah L. Miller
  • Patent number: 10221107
    Abstract: A method enhances soil by preparing a microbial solution with microbes, a growth medium, and water; iteratively and selectively breeding generations of microbes to arrive at a predetermined microbial solution in a concentrated form of at least 1×107 cfu/ml (colony-forming units per milliliter); adding humic acid with amino acids and protein to support an active microbial population to support active and healthy plant growth; and storing the microbial solution as a solid for enriching the soil with micronutrients, microbial cultures and organic materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Cisbay Global Inc.
    Inventor: Khanh Le
  • Patent number: 10196567
    Abstract: A method for wetting and/or conditioning soil comprises applying a soil treatment composition containing hydrolyzed protein to the soil. The soil treatment composition preferably contains a surfactant selected from ethylene oxide-propylene oxide (EO/PO) block copolymer and/or an alkyl polyglycoside. The soil treatment composition may also contain an additional alkoxylate surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Croda International Plc
    Inventors: Trevor Graham Blease, Alun Barnes
  • Patent number: 10150943
    Abstract: The example of the present invention discloses a klebsiella sp. strain and a method for preparing a microbial flocculant from the same. This strain is a Klebsiella sp. strain LDX1-1 which has been preserved in the China General Microbiological Culture Collection Center on Sep. 7, 2015, and the preservation number is CGMCC No. 11330. This strain can be used for preparing a microbial flocculate in an activated fermentation way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: QINGDAO YAODONG GROUP
    Inventor: Xingshe Luan
  • Patent number: 10065163
    Abstract: A method for capturing material extracted from biochar, the method comprising the steps of: (i) providing a biochar; (ii) contacting the biochar with a treating liquid, where the treating liquid causes the removal of solids from the pores and surface of the biochar, thereby creating a resulting solution comprised of the treating liquid and removed solids; and (iii) collecting the resulting solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Cool Planet Energy Systems, Inc
    Inventors: Rajashekharam Malyala, Vern Traxler, Matthew William Smith, Han Suk Kim, Ranko Panayotov Bontchev, Richard Wilson Belcher
  • Patent number: 10059633
    Abstract: The present invention is a plant fertilizer product comprising at least one organic potassium source and at least one bacillus strain of rhizobacteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Nachurs Alpine Solutions, Corp.
    Inventors: Tommy Roach, Gregory A. Bame
  • Patent number: 10051869
    Abstract: Disclosed are compositions and methods for preparing compositions that improve plant health and reduce fungal infestations. Also disclosed are methods of using the compositions described herein to improve plant health by applying the compositions directly to plants, and/or applying the compositions to substrates used for plant growth. The compositions include a synergistic ratio of composting bacteria, bio-surfactant producing bacteria, bio-remediating bacteria, bovine feces, and humic acid. The compositions reduce fungal growth and fungal infestation the infected area. Methods of reducing brown patch and/or dollar spot infestations to a plant such as turf grass or crop are also described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: HSC Organics LLC
    Inventors: Gregory R. H. Smith, Eric Davies
  • Patent number: 9725371
    Abstract: The invention provides for methods, devices, and systems for pyrolyzing biomass. A pyrolysis unit can be used for the pyrolysis of biomass to form gas, liquid, and solid products. The biomass materials can be selected such that an enhanced biochar is formed after pyrolysis. The biomass can be pyrolyzed under specified conditions such that a selected biochar core is formed. The pyrolysis process can form a stable biochar core that is inert and/or resistant to degradation. The biochar or biochar core can be functionalized to form a functionalized biochar or functionalized biochar core. Functionalized can include post-pyrolysis treatments such as supplementation with microbes or physical transformations including annealing and/or activation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Full Circle Biochar Inc.
    Inventors: David Shearer, John Gaunt
  • Patent number: 9493380
    Abstract: A method is described for rendering char from a biomass fractionator apparatus (BMF char) suitable for addition to soil in high concentrations, the method relying on multiple processes comprising removing detrimental hydrocarbons from BMF char, removing adsorbed gases from BMF char, introducing microorganisms to the BMF char, and adjusting. soil pH.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Cool Planet Energy Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael C. Cheiky, Mark L. Jarand, Ronald A. Sills
  • Patent number: 9056265
    Abstract: Bioactive compounds extracted from a fermentation broth created by a unique microbial community during a fermentation process and fractionated into several fractions based on size. Four of the resulting fractions stimulate growth of plants that are planted in soil to which the fractions have been applied. The fractions can be applied to the soil individually or combined together prior to application. In another embodiment, the unique fractions can be freeze dried or spray dried.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Tenfold Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: David P. Lanciault, Robert N. Ames
  • Patent number: 9017442
    Abstract: A composition of matter comprising: a combination of a phytate and a plurality of microorganisms comprising a Trichoderma virens fungus, a Bacillus amyloliquefaciens bacterium, and one or a plurality of mycorrhizae fungi that is placed in the vicinity of a plant root in a manner that allows the microorganisms in the composition of matter to colonize said plant root; and a method for increasing plant yield comprising: placing a combination of a phytate and a plurality of microorganisms comprising a Trichoderma virens fungus, a Bacillus amyloliquefaciens bacterium, and one or a plurality of mycorrhizae fungi in the vicinity of a plant root in a manner that allows the microorganisms in the composition of matter to colonize said plant root.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Novozymes BioAG A/S
    Inventor: Thomas D. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20150101372
    Abstract: A method is described for rendering char from a biomass fractionator apparatus (BMF char) suitable for addition to soil in high concentrations, the method relying on multiple processes comprising removing detrimental hydrocarbons from BMF char, removing adsorbed gases from BMF char, introducing microorganisms to the BMF char, and adjusting. soil pH.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: Cool Plant Energy Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael C. Cheiky, Mark L. Jarand, Ronald A. Sills
  • Patent number: 9004374
    Abstract: The steps of the irrigation method include: flowing a stream of water having input and output and intermediate location; interposing a feeding device into the stream of water at the intermediate location, the feeding device having input and output ends; inserting a quantity of nutrient fertilizer into the feeding device; converting the nutrient fertilizer from the viscous state to the less viscous state through the flow of water through the feeding device; and intermixing the viscous nutrient fertilizer with the water entering the feeding device whereby the water leaving the device to plants and soil will include a fertilizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventor: Stephen Gans
  • Patent number: 8992653
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods of enhancing plant growth, comprising treating seed at least one month prior to planting with an effective amount of a plant signal molecule, wherein upon harvesting the plant exhibits at least one of increased plant yield measured in terms of bushels/acre, increased root number, increased root length, increased root mass, increased root volume and increased leaf area, compared to plants harvested from untreated seed, or compared to plants harvested from seed treated with the signal molecule just prior to or within a week or less of planting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Novozymes Bioag A/S
    Inventors: R. Stewart Smith, Ahsan Habib, John Kosanke
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150040624
    Abstract: Unit dose articles containing N—P—K added to compost are a convenient and economical way to customize fertilizer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Jennifer Melissa Ross DEVINE, Russell Lance SPEILLER, Jamesina Anne FITZGERALD, Alice Jean MICHELS
  • Publication number: 20150037302
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of producing biosurfactants, such as surfactin, comprising culturing at least one biosurfactant-producing microbe in a liquid culture medium comprising vinasse as a carbon source. Methods of using the crude biosurfactant containing culture broth in tertiary oil recovery and as antibacterial compositions in tertiary oil recovery are also described. Methods of using the culture broth residue after isolation of the biosurfactants as fertilizer and compositions for this use are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Paul Bralkowski, Sarah Ashley Brooks, Stephen M. Hinton, David Matthew Wright, Shih-Hsin Yang
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8932382
    Abstract: A method and processes to solubilize and transform phosphorus contents of rock phosphate (RP) into bio-organo-phosphate (BOP) fertilizer have been developed and integrated. The methods include collecting and sorting of organic wastes; blending with RP; subjecting the blend to biocomposting; collection, isolation, selection and growth optimization of consortia of efficient phosphorus solubilizing microorganisms (PSM) and novel plant growth regulating microorganisms (PGRM); where in PSM produce organic acids and other organic compounds using compost substrate at mesophillic stage, whereas the organic acids released during composting also act in synergism of PSM, thus forming a carbon rich acidic culture resulting in the solubilization of rock phosphate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Niha Corporation
    Inventors: Nadeem Tariq, Muhammed Arshad, Hamad Raza Jamshed, Nasim Ahmed
  • Publication number: 20140352376
    Abstract: The present invention relates mixed bacterial compositions for their use in fertilizer applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: BiOWiSH Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard S. Carpenter
  • Publication number: 20140345341
    Abstract: An IBTL system having a low GHG footprint for converting biomass to liquid fuels in which a biomass feed is converted to liquids by direct liquefaction and the liquids are upgraded to produce premium fuels. Biomass residues from the direct liquefaction, and optionally additional biomass is pyrolyzed to produce structured biochar, hydrogen for the liquefaction and upgrading, and CO2 for conversion to algae, including blue green algae (cyanobacteria) in a photobioreactor (PBR). Produced algae and diazotrophic microorganisms are used to produce a biofertilizer that also contains structured biochar. The structured biochar acts as a nucleation agent for the algae in the PBR, as a absorption agent to absorb inorganics from the biomass feed to direct liquefaction or from the liquids produced thereby, and as a water retention agent in the biofertilizer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicants: Accelergy Corporation, Shanghai Advanced Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Science
    Inventors: Rocco A. Fiato, Yuhan Sun, Mark Allen, Quanyu Zhao
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140260462
    Abstract: Methods of increasing the amount of iron (Fe) and potassium (K) available in soil to plants residing in the soil. A composition comprising at least one microorganism capable of oxidizing Fe(II) bound in at least one phyllosilicate and releasing Fe and K from the at least one phyllosilicate to increase availability of Fe and K to plants in soil treated with the composition relative to plants in untreated soil. Compositions and microorganisms capable of oxidizing Fe(II) and K are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: WISCONSIN ALUMNI RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Evgenya Shelobolina, Eric Roden, Jason Benzine, Mai Yia Xiong
  • Publication number: 20140230504
    Abstract: Provided herein are microbial inoculants for use in increasing plant growth, plant productivity and/or soil quality, comprising strains of one or more bacterial species selected from Lactobacillus parafarraginis, Lactobacillus buchneri, Lactobacillus rapi and Lactobacillus zeae. Optionally the microbial inoculants also comprise a strain of Acetobacter fabarum and/or a strain of Candida ethanolica. Also provided are fertilizer compositions comprising said microbial inoculants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventors: Wayne Finlayson, Karen Jury
  • Publication number: 20140230503
    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: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventors: CHOU-CHIANG KUO, CHE-WEI CHANG
  • Publication number: 20140223978
    Abstract: A particle of a microbial fertilizer is provided, and includes the following components that are well-mixed: a culture solution containing probiotic endospores, an aqueous solution of polyol, a bio-degradable filler material, a bio-degradable polymer, and a nutritive substance. The particle of the microbial fertilizer extends storage time of the microbial fertilizer and maintains viability of probiotics, and thus effects of a microbial agent are successfully achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: CHUNGHWA PICTURE TUBES, LTD.
    Inventors: Chou-Chiang Kuo, Che-Wei Chang
  • Patent number: 8790436
    Abstract: An organic soil amendment comprises a live aerobic culture of beneficial microorganisms, comprising beneficial bacteria and fungi, and additives and plant extracts. The present invention also provides a method for producing an organic soil amendment by extracting beneficial microorganism at least in part from a compost comprising green and brown plant waste, and is free of manure. The extracted beneficial microorganism is amplified, while additional beneficial microorganism maybe added. Plant extracts and other additives are added to the live beneficial microorganism culture. The present invention further provides a method for storing and transporting the organic soil amendment at a reduced temperature, such as refrigeration, freezing, or lyophilizing. In addition, the present invention provides a method for maintaining the viability of the organic soil amendment in a ready to use form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Holganix, LLC
    Inventors: Barrett Ersek, Stephen Lange
  • Publication number: 20140194287
    Abstract: A crushed bacterial body can be obtained by culturing a gram-negative bacterium and physically crushing a body of the gram-negative bacterium, comprises all components including immunostimulatory components in the bacterial body, and comprises LPSs having molecular weights of 20,000 or less as active ingredients. The crushed bacterial body is effective as a health food, drug, skin-care product, bath agent, feedstuff for protecting crustaceans, shellfish, fish, poultry, farm animals and pet animals from infections, and a feed additive for growth promotion, and can provide an innate immunostimulatory substance derived from a gram-negative bacterial body having infection-preventing effects and growth promoting effects, an inexpensive and practical microbial crushed bacterial body, and a composition thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicants: SOMA, GEN-ICHIRO, BioMedical Research Group Inc.
    Inventors: Gen-Ichiro Soma, Hiroyuki Inagawa, Chie Kohchi
  • Patent number: 8685706
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for restoring disturbed arid land soil crust. According to the process, site-sourced biological soil crusts (BSC) serve as sources for liquid suspension inoculants onto degraded arid lands. The BSC are gathered from near the disturbed site, and organisms from them are cultured, replicated and multiplied many times, preferably off-site. Then, this inoculant resulting from the indigenous population is distributed live and active in a liquid suspension over the entire area of the disturbed site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Living Earth, LLC
    Inventor: Steven R. Paulsen
  • Publication number: 20140066302
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of increasing abiotic stress resistance enhancing soil nutrition of a plant, the method comprising applying a composition comprising Bacillus subtilis or Bacillus pumilus or a mutant thereof, to the plant, to a part of the plant and/or to an area around the plant or plant part. The invention also is directed to a method of enhancing soil nutrition comprising applying a composition comprising Bacillus subtilis or a mutant thereof to the soil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: Bayer CropScience LP
    Inventors: Magalie GUILHABERT-GOYA, Hong ZHU
  • Publication number: 20130291607
    Abstract: The Bio Super Vegetable Gardens (BSVG) obtains the highest bio-productivity of some cash vegetables crops per unit area by planting them utilizing a friendly environment technology, through the addition of organic waste to the soil, e.g. plant wastes (rice straw and compost) and animal wastes (chicken manure), Bentonite or Biochar, Mixture of natural minerals, biopolymers and efficient micro-organisms (EM). Thus, improving its chemical, physical and biological soil properties and hence increasing its productivity. Furthermore, the soil is surrounded with plastic sheet to keep essential nutrients and water from leakage. After that, the BSVG are cultivated with 4 rotation cycle by different kinds of vegetables. A 40% higher yield output and a savings of 60% of irrigation water is achieved compared to traditional untreated soils.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventor: Rawya Lofty Mansour
  • Publication number: 20130276493
    Abstract: A composition of matter comprising: a combination of a phytate and a plurality of microorganisms comprising a Trichoderma virens fungus, a Bacillus amyloliquefaciens bacterium, and one or a plurality of mycorrhizae fungi that is placed in the vicinity of a plant root in a manner that allows the microorganisms in the composition of matter to colonize said plant root; and a method for increasing plant yield comprising: placing a combination of a phytate and a plurality of microorganisms comprising a Trichoderma virens fungus, a Bacillus amyloliquefaciens bacterium, and one or a plurality of mycorrhizae fungi in the vicinity of a plant root in a manner that allows the microorganisms in the composition of matter to colonize said plant root.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventor: Thomas D. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20130255338
    Abstract: Processes and compositions are disclosed that enhance crop production, increase plant defensive processes and/or decrease the level of plant pathogens. The compositions comprise a microbial composition and liquid fertilizer, preferably a liquid fertilizer that contains at least soluble nitrogen. The composition can be applied immediately to soil, foliage, seeds or seedlings. Alternatively, the composition may be activated by incubation for up to about seven days to form an activated composition. The incubation conditions influence the properties of the consortium after incubation. In one embodiment, the compositions comprise one or more lactic acid producing bacteria, one or more nitrogen fixing bacteria, and liquid fertilizer comprising soluble nitrogen. In preferred embodiments, there are multiple genera and/or species of lactic acid bacteria and nitrogen fixing bacteria. In a particularly preferred embodiment, the composition comprises HYTa in liquid fertilizer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventors: Jaime Lopez-Cervantes, Darrell T. Thorpe
  • Publication number: 20130236415
    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: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Nobuki Tada, Hibiki Matsushita, Toshiaki Kimura
  • Patent number: 8518428
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the antagonistic bacteria for controlling the Fusarium wilt of continuous cropping banana and their microbial organic fertilizer. It belongs to technology of intensive agricultural production. The present invention separates two antagonistic bacteria NJN-6 and NJN-11 and produces the microbial organic fertilizer through inoculating the two said strains into pig manure compost and rapeseed cake compost to conduct solid-state fermentation. The microbial organic fertilizer is characterized in that in the fertilizer, the content of each of the antagonistic bacteria NJN-6 and NJN-11 is above 1×108 cfu/g, total nitrogen is 4˜5% (weight percent), above 90% (weight percent) of the total nitrogen is organic nitrogen, total nitrogen-phosphorus-kalium nutrient is 6˜10% (weight percent) and organic matter is 30˜35% (weight percent).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignees: Nanjing Agricultural University, Jiangsu New Ground Bio-Fertilizer Engineering Center Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Qirong Shen, Xin He, Qiwei Huang, Xingming Yang, Biao Shen
  • Publication number: 20130205849
    Abstract: A method of modulating and in particular, reducing nitrous oxide emission from a substrate for growing on or more plants by applying a microbial based soil additive and a fertilizer blend to the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Inventors: Auburn University, United States as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture, Tenfold Technologies, LLC
  • Publication number: 20130145805
    Abstract: A soil improver and method for making the same. The soil improver, in one example, comprises a nitrogen source, a surfactant, a multi-mineral, and a microbial blend. The microbial blend comprises at least one bacterium, at least one fungus, and at least one mycorrhiza. The mycorrhizae mine water and nutrients for plant roots in exchange for food. Further the mycorrhizae greatly expands the effective root zone of the host plant. The soil improver is made by mixing the dry ingredients. Thereafter the microbial blend is mixed with the dry ingredients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: WISEARTH IP, INC.
    Inventors: Francis Lynn (Gus) OLSON, Rene de Santiago PALOMARES
  • Publication number: 20130079224
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods of enhancing plant growth, comprising treating plant seed or the plant that germinates from the seed with an effective amount of at least one chitooligosaccharide, wherein upon harvesting the plant exhibits at least one of increased plant yield measured in terms of bushels/acre, increased root number, increased root length, increased root mass, increased root volume and increased leaf area, compared to untreated plants or plants harvested from untreated seed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: Novozymes Biologicals Holdings A/S
    Inventor: Novozymes Biological Holdings A/S
  • Publication number: 20130061645
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods of enhancing plant growth, comprising treating seed at least one month prior to planting with an effective amount of a plant signal molecule, wherein upon harvesting the plant exhibits at least one of increased plant yield measured in terms of bushels/acre, increased root number, increased root length, increased root mass, increased root volume and increased leaf area, compared to plants harvested from untreated seed, or compared to plants harvested from seed treated with the signal molecule just prior to or within a week or less of planting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: Novozymes Biologicals Holdings A/S
    Inventors: R. Stewart Smith, Ahsan Habib, John Kosanke
  • Patent number: 8354265
    Abstract: The present invention concerns the field of bacterial biocontrol. More precisely, the invention relates to the identification of chemicals which promote the growth of bacteria inactivating NAHL, such as gamma-caprolactone (GCL) and 4-heptanolide (HTN) and their use in soil additives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignees: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Comite Economique Agricole Production des Plants du Nord (Comite Nord Pomme de Terre)
    Inventors: Denis Faure, Amélie Cirou, Yves Dessaux