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05/19/16
20160137562 
 Lightweight assemblable appliance and respective  production of biogas and liquid fertilizer patent thumbnailLightweight assemblable appliance and respective production of biogas and liquid fertilizer
A system and method of recycling organic waste into biogas, implementing an anaerobic digestion processes, is disclosed. The system includes structural scaffolding and a pliable collapsible anaerobic digester.
Ecogas Israel Ltd


05/12/16
20160130632 
 Methods and devices for diagnosis of particles in biological fluids patent thumbnailMethods and devices for diagnosis of particles in biological fluids
Methods for determining whether certain compounds, in particular crystals, are present in a sample of a biological fluid that indicates an individual has a particular disease or condition, such as but not limited to gout, pseudogout or urinary tract stones. In some embodiments, the methods include the steps of digestion and filtration of a sample of synovial fluid in order to isolate, if present, monosodium urate monohydrate (msu), calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate (cppd), or calcium phosphate crystals from the sample, wherein the filtrate is analyzed with a raman device to ascertain the presence and type of the crystals.
Case Western Reserve University


05/12/16
20160130369 
 Fractionation processes for high-ash lignocellulosic biomass feedstocks patent thumbnailFractionation processes for high-ash lignocellulosic biomass feedstocks
A process for fractionating high-ash lignocellulosic biomass is provided, comprising: (a) providing a biomass feedstock comprising lignocellulosic material and ash, some of which may be removed before digestion; (b) contacting the feedstock with a digestor solution comprising a first organic solvent, an acid catalyst, and water, under effective digestor conditions and controlled acidity to produce intermediate solids and a first liquid phase comprising hemicelluloses and lignin; (c) separating the first liquid phase from the intermediate solids; (d) washing the intermediate solids with a wash solution comprising a second organic solvent and water, under effective washing conditions to produce cellulose-rich solids and a second liquid phase comprising hemicelluloses and lignin; and (e) separating the cellulose-rich solids from the second liquid phase. The solvent type is optimized to control acidity in the digestor.
Api Intellectual Property Holdings, Llc


05/12/16
20160130166 
 Renewable energy microgeneration system patent thumbnailRenewable energy microgeneration system
A portable renewable energy microgeneration system is disclosed. The system comprises one or more holding tanks that are configured to perform anaerobic digestion on waste in a multi-phase process using bacteria, an odor management system that is configured to remove odors from gas generated during anaerobic digestion, and a controller configured to automatically control the multi-phase process and to re-use the bacteria.
Seab Energy Holdings Ltd.


04/28/16
20160115091 
 Treatment of carbonaceous feedstocks patent thumbnailTreatment of carbonaceous feedstocks
A method for treatment of a carbonaceous feedstock such as coal or black liquor is disclosed. The method comprises heating a mixture of the carbonaceous feedstock, with or without a solubilizing agent, water, and an oxidizing agent to solubilize and oxidize carbonaceous materials.
Ciris Energy, Inc.


04/28/16
20160115054 
 Systems and methods for enhanced facultative biosolids stabilization patent thumbnailSystems and methods for enhanced facultative biosolids stabilization
A control system and method for digestion of waste activated sludge (“was”) includes treating the was first at anaerobic conditions for ≦a fixed period of time and then at aerobic conditions for ≦a fixed period of time prior to either dewatering or optional anoxic conditions followed by dewatering, supplying air to initiate aerobic conditions when a predetermined set point for maximum ammonium nitrogen has been reached within the fixed anaerobic time, and initiating dewatering or optional anoxic conditions followed by dewatering when a predetermined set point for minimum ammonium nitrogen and optional standards for vector and pathogen reduction are met within the fixed aerobic time, the method and system including monitoring either consumption of soluble alkalinity or orthophosphate reduction or both for maximum orthophosphate reduction within aerobic time.. .
Aquaconeer, Llc


04/21/16
20160107800 
 Enchanced reduction of garbage bag contents patent thumbnailEnchanced reduction of garbage bag contents
To aid in the spontaneous opening of closed garbage bags deposited in landfills, a biodegradable bag tie made from plant sources is described. The preparation of the tie material includes hydrolysis with an enzymatic aqueous solution to make the strip amenable to rapid digestion by microorganisms indigenous to landfill environments.

04/21/16
20160107431 
 Accelerated biodegradation of garbage bag contents patent thumbnailAccelerated biodegradation of garbage bag contents
To aid in the spontaneous opening of closed garbage bags deposited in landfills, a biodegradable bag tie made from plant sources is described. The preparation of the tie material includes hydrolysis with an acidic, enzymatic, or basic aqueous solution, combined with microwave exposure, to make the strip amenable to rapid digestion by microorganisms indigenous to landfill environments.

04/14/16
20160102349 
 Methods for sequencing polynucleotides patent thumbnailMethods for sequencing polynucleotides
The invention relates to methods and systems for sequencing and constructing a high resolution physical map of a polynucleotide. In accordance with the invention, nucleotide sequences are determined at the ends of restriction fragments produced by a plurality of digestions with a plurality of combinations of restriction endonucleases so that a pair of nucleotide sequences is obtained for each restriction fragment.

04/14/16
20160102005 
 Anaerobic process for treating organic waste materials patent thumbnailAnaerobic process for treating organic waste materials
The present invention provides an anaerobic digestion process for the treatment of organic waste materials, which process comprises a bacterial process that is carried out in the absence of oxygen and wherein said process comprises digestion, in which said waste is fermented in tanks at an elevated temperature, and wherein said process results in the production of biogas, which can be used in generators for electricity production and/or in boilers for heating purposes, the comprises treating an organic waste with a composition comprising a fermentation supernatant containing active enzymes from a saccharomyces cerevisiae culture; and a non-ionic surfactant, wherein said nonionic surfactant may be selected from the group consisting of ethoxylated nonylphenol and ethoxylated octyl phenol.. .

04/07/16
20160097000 

Methods and systems for processing cellulosic biomass


digestion of cellulosic biomass solids may be complicated by release of lignin therefrom. Methods and systems for processing a reaction product containing lignin-derived products, such as phenolics, can comprise hydrotreating the reaction product to convert the lignin-derived products to desired higher molecular weight compounds.
Shell Oil Company


04/07/16
20160096999 

Methods and systems for processing cellulosic biomass


digestion of cellulosic biomass solids may be complicated by release of lignin therefrom. Methods and systems for processing a reaction product containing lignin-derived products, such as phenolics, can comprise hydrotreating the reaction product to convert the lignin-derived products to desired higher molecular weight compounds.
Shell Oil Company


04/07/16
20160096995 

Methods and systems for processing cellulosic biomass


digestion of cellulosic biomass solids may be complicated by release of lignin therefrom. Methods and systems for processing a reaction product containing lignin-derived products, such as phenolics, can comprise hydrotreating the reaction product to convert the lignin-derived products to desired higher molecular weight compounds.
Shell Oil Company


04/07/16
20160096762 

Treatment of waste products with anaerobic digestion


A waste stream is treated by anaerobic digestion. A process is described involves a step of separating solids from digestate, and returning separated solids to a digester.
Anaergia Inc.


04/07/16
20160096760 

Apparatus for treatment of sludge


A system comprising method and apparatus for separating biologically-digestible materials from an influent sewage stream. The system may comprise a primary clarification tank to capture sixty percent or more of the total solids from an influent stream; a sludge classifying press (scp) to isolate and concentrate biologically digestible materials from sludge formed in the primary clarification tank, releasing valuable organics, such as are found in corn kernels, by fracturing the protective casings; a grit capture mechanism in a chamber within the primary clarification tank and isolated from the bulk of the sludge containing biologically-degradable materials; a grit trap to remove grit from the sludge prior to classifying the sludge with the scp; apparatus for adding thickener to the sludge after classification and prior to digestion; and automation of one or more elements of the process for separating and digesting the biologically digestible materials in an influent stream..
Clearcove Systems, Inc.


04/07/16
20160096759 

Method for selectively treating sludge to remove components therefrom


A system comprising method and apparatus for separating biologically-digestible materials from an influent sewage stream. The system may comprise a primary clarification tank to capture sixty percent or more of the total solids from an influent stream; a sludge classifying press (scp) to isolate and concentrate biologically digestible materials from sludge formed in the primary clarification tank, releasing valuable organics, such as are found in corn kernels, by fracturing the protective casings; a grit capture mechanism in a chamber within the primary clarification tank and isolated from the bulk of the sludge containing biologically-degradable materials; a grit trap to remove grit from the sludge prior to classifying the sludge with the scp; apparatus for adding thickener to the sludge after classification and prior to digestion; and automation of one or more elements of the process for separating and digesting the biologically digestible materials in an influent stream..
Clearcove Systems, Inc.


04/07/16
20160096758 

Apparatus for separating materials from an influent stream


A system comprising method and apparatus for separating biologically-digestible materials from an influent sewage stream. The system may comprise a primary clarification tank to capture sixty percent or more of the total solids from an influent stream; a sludge classifying press (scp) to isolate and concentrate biologically digestible materials from sludge formed in the primary clarification tank, releasing valuable organics, such as are found in corn kernels, by fracturing the protective casings; a grit capture mechanism in a chamber within the primary clarification tank and isolated from the bulk of the sludge containing biologically-degradable materials; a grit trap to remove grit from the sludge prior to classifying the sludge with the scp; apparatus for adding thickener to the sludge after classification and prior to digestion; and automation of one or more elements of the process for separating and digesting the biologically digestible materials in an influent stream..
Clearcove Systems, Inc.


04/07/16
20160096757 

Method and separating biologically digestible materials from an influent stream


A system comprising method and apparatus for separating biologically-digestible materials from an influent sewage stream. The system may comprise a primary clarification tank to capture sixty percent or more of the total solids from an influent stream; a sludge classifying press (scp) to isolate and concentrate biologically digestible materials from sludge formed in the primary clarification tank, releasing valuable organics, such as are found in corn kernels, by fracturing the protective casings; a grit capture mechanism in a chamber within the primary clarification tank and isolated from the bulk of the sludge containing biologically-degradable materials; a grit trap to remove grit from the sludge prior to classifying the sludge with the scp; apparatus for adding thickener to the sludge after classification and prior to digestion; and automation of one or more elements of the process for separating and digesting the biologically digestible materials in an influent stream..
Clearcove Systems, Inc.


04/07/16
20160096162 

Pressure stepped microwave assisted digestion


An instrument and method for high pressure microwave assisted chemistry are disclosed. The method includes the steps of applying microwave radiation to a sample in a sealed vessel while measuring the temperature of the sample and measuring the pressure generated inside the vessel and until the measured pressure reaches a designated set point, opening the vessel to release gases until the pressure inside the vessel reaches a lower designated set point, closing the vessel, and repeating the steps of opening the vessel at designated pressure set points and closing the vessel at designated pressure set points to the sample until the sample reaction reaches a designated high temperature.
Cem Corporation


03/31/16
20160090317 

Digestion of waste activated sludge with algae


Phagotrophic algae are used in connection with aerobic or anaerobic digestion of solids, especially waste activated sludge (was), to more efficiently digest solids and to meet, over a shorter period of time, volatile solids standards and specific oxygen uptake rate requirements as well as pathogen reduction requirements.. .
The University Of Akron


03/31/16
20160088788 

Biogas production from a flexible digester


In one aspect, the invention provides an apparatus for anaerobic digestion of digester feed, the apparatus having: (a) a flexible tubular bladder; (b) a digester feed inlet port and tube; (c) a slurry outlet port and tube; and (d) a gas outlet port and tube. The invention also provides a method for using such an apparatus and similar apparatus described within..

03/17/16
20160075982 

Device for fuel and chemical production from biomass-sequestered carbon dioxide and method therefor


A process and apparatus for converting sequestered carbon to fuel, such as methane, and/or materials, such as fermentation substrates, biopolymers, bioplastics, oils, pigments, fibers, proteins, vitamins, fertilizers and animal feed. The apparatus comprises a deep well carbon-sequestering bioreactor coaxially located within a deep well anaerobic bioreactor.

03/10/16
20160068407 

Process to recover soluble carbon and nutrients from organic waste


The present invention relates to a process for separating liquid organic waste, comprising soluble carbon and mineral compounds including nutrients, gained after subjecting organic waste to hydrolysis and acidogenesis or to anaerobic digestion where said process comprises i. A step of adjusting the ph of the liquid organic waste to 1.8 to 2.5 by adding acid; ii.

03/03/16
20160060664 

Method for improving the fermentable sugar yield from lignocellulosic


The invention relates to processes for the conversion of biomass into carbohydrates, notable fermentable sugars. It provides means and methods for increasing the yield of enzymatic digestion of a biomass, in particular in those cases where cellulose is converted into sugars using a cellulose converting enzyme.
Metgen Oy


03/03/16
20160060132 

Method and the enhanced separation of calcium eggshell from organic membrane


A method and system is provided to separate calcium carbonate inorganic eggshell from the inner lining of organic protein-based membrane in eggshell by-product. The method involves three phases: mechanical agitation/separation, functional chemical digestion and refining chemical digestion.

02/25/16
20160052844 

Digestion of keratin


The present invention relates to the chemical digestion of keratin, such as avian feathers and wool. The digestion product is made by heating the feathers or wool with a solvent selected from glycols, alkanolamines, polyamines, and combinations thereof.
Resinate Materials Group, Inc.


02/25/16
20160051965 

Absorbant and digester for carbon-based substances such as oil


A carbon-containing emulsion cleaning and digesting medium comprising: 60% beet pulp shreds with molasses, 25% proprietary blend of bacteria 15% water crystals by weight. A user of this medium sprinkles it in a layer upon an area such as a concrete floor contaminated by a spilled emulsion or substance which contains carbon in its molecular structure, such as oil, and then moistens it until no more water can be absorbed.

02/25/16
20160051728 

Decellularized adipose tissue


This invention provides a method for decellularizing adipose tissue, comprising subjecting the adipose tissue to one or more incubations in an enzymatic digestion solution containing one or more enzymes, and one or more solvent extractions, wherein decellularized adipose tissue comprising an extracellular matrix with well-preserved three-dimensional structure is obtained. The invention also provides a decellularized adipose tissue comprising an extracellular matrix with well-preserved three-dimensional architecture, and bioscaffolds, microcarrier beads, and coatings comprising the decellularized adipose tissue..
Queen's University At Kingston


02/25/16
20160050883 

Texas haynet


The texas haynet is a durable net configured to fit over a hay bale, where the holes within the net are sufficiently large enough to allow livestock to eat the hay through the holes yet small enough to restrict the rate at which the hay is eaten, so as to reduce the rate livestock eat, which improves digestion.. .
Lone Star Innovations, Llc


02/18/16
20160047799 

Detection of compounds in a dried fluid spot by direct maldi/ms


It is provided a method for detection and/or quantification of at least one molecule presents in blood by a maldi-ms analysis of a dried fluid spot without the presence of any digestion step or liquid extraction step, which permits to further analyse the physical distribution of at least one molecule within a dried fluid spot.. .
Zentech


02/11/16
20160039701 

Method and installation for thermal digestion of biomass


The invention further relates to an installation for performing this method.. .

02/04/16
20160032340 

Method and compositions for improved lignocellulosic material hydrolysis


A method of digesting a lignocellulosic material is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method comprises the step of exposing the material to an effective amount of streptomyces sp.
Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation


02/04/16
20160032324 

Process for producing fermentation products and fermentation medium compositions therefor


Fermentation products (e.g., bio-products such as hydrocarbons and other organic compounds) are produced from biomass or gases through digestion and fermentation under conditions that thermodynamically favor production of the fermentation products.. .

02/04/16
20160031774 

Random ring packing for biomass digester


A method comprises introducing cellulosic biomass solids to a digester comprising a reactor, gas feed line, biomass feed system, fluid circulation system including a fluid inlet, a pump, and an injector, a screen positioned within the reactor and defining a lower zone therebelow, and a bed of reactor packing material resting on the screen and defining thereby a packed zone; providing a liquid phase digestion medium containing a slurry catalyst in the digester, the catalyst being capable of activating molecular hydrogen; circulating the liquid phase digestion medium through the fluid circulation system; supplying an upwardly directed flow of molecular hydrogen through the cellulosic biomass solids; and maintaining the cellulosic biomass solids and slurry catalyst at a temperature sufficient to cause digestion of cellulosic biomass solids into an alcoholic component.. .
Shell Oil Company


02/04/16
20160030466 

Use of specific carbohydrate systems during pregnancy for improving bone development and formation and/or for improving cognitive and cns development in offspring


The present disclosure is directed to the administration of specific carbohydrate systems to a pregnant and/or lactating woman for improving one or more characteristics in offspring, for example cognition and/or bone health. The carbohydrate system may include a slow rate of digestion simple carbohydrate, a complex carbohydrate, and a non-absorbent carbohydrate and/or an indigestible carbohydrate..
Abbott Laboratories


02/04/16
20160030292 

Neonatal enteral feeding system


A neonatal enteral feeding system for delivering neonate fluid is disclosed. The system includes a cooling unit for cooling the breast milk before, during and after a feeding cycle to mitigate unwanted bacterial growth and reduction of fat content in the breast milk.
Medela Holding Ag


02/04/16
20160029679 

Use of specific carbohydrate systems during pregnancy for preventing fat accumulation in pregnant women


Disclosed herein are methods related to the administration of specific carbohydrate systems to a pregnant woman for preventing or limiting fat accumulation. The carbohydrate system may include a slow rate of digestion simple carbohydrate, a complex carbohydrate, a non-absorbent carbohydrate, and/or an indigestible carbohydrate.
Abbott Laboratories


01/28/16
20160024558 

Nucleic acid binding proteins and uses thereof


Compositions, systems and methods employing nucleic acid binding proteins for use in the regulation and/or modulation of nucleic acid based reactions, including transcription, translation, modification, digestion, and hybridization reactions. Such compositions are employed in controlling a variety of different reaction types involving nucleic acids..
10x Genomics, Inc.


01/28/16
20160024492 

Removal of dna fragments in mrna production process


The present invention describes methods of removing dna from an rna transcript during the mrna production process. The method embodies procedures for obtaining an in vitro transcription product, and removing any dna from the product.
Moderna Therapeutics, Inc.


01/28/16
20160023935 

Treatment of municipal wastewater with anaerobic digestion


Low strength wastewater such as municipal sewage is treated using an anaerobic digester. In some examples, a wastewater stream is separated into a solids rich portion and a solids lean portion.
Anaergia Inc.


01/28/16
20160023928 

Waste processing method and apparatus


Methods and systems are provided for aerobic digestion of organic waste material.. .
R3d3, Inc.


01/21/16
20160017378 

Process for producing lower alkyl alcohols from cellulosic biomass using microorganisms


At least one isolated microorganism, which converts at least 10% by weight, and preferably 50% by weight, of cellulosic biomass to a lower alkyl alcohol by direct digestion, and which produces at least 4% by volume of the lower alkyl alcohol in an aqueous-based digestion medium.. .

01/21/16
20160015068 

Nutritional formulas containing oil blends and uses thereof


The present disclosure relates to a nutritional composition comprising a lipid source that includes an oil blend formulated with structured lipids comprising fatty acid triglycerides wherein about 10% to about 70% of the palmitic acid (c16:0) residues in the triglycerides are esterified at the sn-2 position. The oil blend may exhibit additive or synergistic beneficial health effects when consumed.
Mead Johnson Nutrition Company


01/14/16
20160009584 

Method and hydrolyzing organic solid


A method and an apparatus for hydrolyzing an organic solid are described. The method includes mixing an organic solid and a nanobubble water having a plurality of nanobubbles, to form an organic liquid, in which the nanobubbles contain a combustible gas; and applying an ultrasonic wave on the organic liquid, such that the nanobubbles generate an additional cavitation effect.
Industrial Technology Research Institute


01/07/16
20160002850 

Biomass process optimisation


There is described a method of processing biomass which comprises the steps of: (i) processing biomass material in an aqueous system in the presence of an oxalic acid catalyst to produce a slurry; (ii) subjecting the slurry to an acidified organosolv liquor and optionally de-aerating the resulting mixture before exposing the mixture to ultrasound in a pretreatment step; and (iii) completing the fractionation process using thermal digestion, followed by separation of the constituents into lignin, hemi-cellulose (monosaccharides) and cellulose with the addition of water.. .
Bio-sep Limited


01/07/16
20160002083 

Micro-sieve separation and cod diversion in wastewater treatment


A wastewater treatment device is described in this specification having an aeration tank upstream of a micro-sieve. A process for treating wastewater comprises a step of treating wastewater by way of aeration with a hydraulic retention time of 6 hours or less, a solids retention time of 6 days or less, or both, to produce a first effluent.
General Electric Company


12/24/15
20150368166 

System and producing fertilzer from organic waste


In one aspect, a system for the production of fertilizer from organic waste comprises a microbial digester configured to digest the organic waste, wherein the digestion of the organic waste produces a digestate having a liquids component and a solids component. A spray dryer module is provided for receiving the digestate and reducing moisture content in the digestate to produce a substantially dry fertilizer product.
Neo Energy, Llc


12/24/15
20150367311 

Systems and methods for purifying and recycling lead from spent lead-acid batteries


The present disclosure relates to systems and methods by which lead from spent lead-acid batteries may be extracted, purified, and used in the production of new lead-acid batteries. The system includes a first phase separation device configured to: receive the first mixture from the basic lead stream digestion device, isolate a liquid component from one or more insoluble components of the first mixture, and output the liquid component.
Johnson Controls Technology Company


12/03/15
20150346194 

Deglycosylation reagents and methods


Compositions and methods are provided for efficiently preparing a completely deglycosylated antibody where efficiency is measured in relative amounts of reagents in soluble or lyophilized form, and time and temperature of the reaction. Compositions and methods are also provided for separating substantially all n-linked glycans from a glycosylated antibody and for preserving functionality of the antibody.
New England Biolabs, Inc.


11/26/15
20150337263 

Automated methods for isolating regenerative cells from adipose tissue


A method of processing an adipose tissue to collect adipose derived regenerative cells is provided, wherein the method comprises providing a vessel comprising a fluid jet mixer, introducing the adipose tissue into the vessel, introducing a buffer solution into the vessel; washing the adipose tissue using the fluid jet mixer; introducing an enzyme solution into the vessel; initiating jet mixing into the vessel comprising the adipose tissue, the enzyme solution, and the buffer solution using the fluid jet mixer to digest the adipose tissue to form a digestion product; phase-separating the digestion product into a digested buoyant fat layer and a non-buoyant aqueous layer; and collecting the non-buoyant aqueous layer comprising the adipose derived regenerative cells. A system of processing an adipose tissue to collect adipose derived regenerative cells is also provided..
General Electric Company


11/26/15
20150336831 

Wastewater treatment process and system


A process and system for treating wastewater is described. The invention degrades sludge produced by treatment of the wastewater to reduce or eliminate the need for sludge dewatering and disposal.
Paradigm Environmental Technologies Inc.


11/19/15
20150329898 

Mate-pair sequences from large inserts


This disclosure describes modified methods and compositions of matter pertaining to mate pair sequencing. In an implementation of the invention, mate pair sequence data is generated without cloning in a host system.
Amplicon Express


11/19/15
20150329888 

Process for the production of solutions of sugars and alcohols from lignocellulosic biomass with complementary treatment of solid residue with a hydrated inorganic salt


The present invention describes a process for the production of solutions of sugars and alcohols from lignocellulosic biomass, comprising a pre-treatment, a step for enzymatic hydrolysis and alcoholic fermentation, a step for extraction of the alcohol produced, a step for separation of the solid residue, an optional step for washing and drying, followed by a step for digestion of the solid residue in a medium comprising at least one hydrated inorganic salt with formula mxn.n′h2o, in which m is a metal selected from groups 1 to 13 of the periodic classification, x is an anion and n is a whole number in the range 1 to 6 and n′ is in the range 0.5 to 12, in order to obtain a solid fraction and a liquid fraction, said solid fraction then being separated and undergoing either an enzymatic hydrolysis step or steps for enzymatic hydrolysis and alcoholic fermentation.. .
Ifp Energies Nouvelles


11/12/15
20150324969 

System and microorganism effectiveness analysis using particle imaging


A system and method for determining the effectiveness of an anaerobic digestion process. The system includes a particle imaging system capable of capturing images of particles, including anaerobic microorganisms, in a fluid and counting those images.
Fluid Imaging Technologies, Inc.


11/12/15
20150321968 

Methods and compositions for digestion of organic waste


The present invention relates to a process wherein organic material derived from plant and animal material is processed to recover nutritional elements. In particular, there is provided a process for releasing nutritional elements from plant and animal material comprising the steps of treating the material with one or more enzymes to digest said material under appropriate conditions and separating the resulting liquid hydrolysate from the undigested material..
Redf-organic Recovery, Llc


11/12/15
20150321160 

Method for chemical destroying of magnetic data carriers


A method for chemical destroying of magnetic data carriers, in particular hard disk platters, during which the recorded data are irretrievably eliminated and rendered impossible to be re-read. In the method according to the invention the magnetic data carriers include aluminium or its alloys and ferromagnetic materials are subjected to a digestion reaction in a reactor with an aqueous solution of a digesting mixture that includes: a) hydrochloric acid and (v)nitrate of one or more alkali metals, alkaline earth metals, rare earth metals and ammonium; or b) nitric(v) acid and chloride of one or more alkali metals, alkaline earth metals, rare earth metals and ammonium; the product of the digestion reaction is an aqueous solution having aluminium hydroxide and chlorides and (v)nitrates of metals contained in the ferromagnetic metals as well as gaseous products of the reaction.
Bossg & Eit + Technologies Spolka Z Organiczona Odpowiedzialnoscia


11/12/15
20150321037 

Use of anaerobic digestion to destroy biohazards and to enhance biogas production


The invention relates to systems and methods for using the anaerobic digestion (ad) process, especially thermophilic anaerobic digestion (tad), to destroy biohazard materials including prion-containing specified risk materials (srm), viral, and/or bacterial pathogens, etc. The added advantage of the invention also includes using feedstocks that may contain such biohazard materials to achieve enhanced biogas production, in the form of improved biogas quality and quantity..

10/29/15
20150309045 

Method and tools for the determination of conformation and conformational changes of proteins and of derivatives thereof


A method for the detection of the conformational state of a protein contained in a complex mixture of further proteins and/or other biomolecules, is proposed as well as assays for such a method. The method comprises the following steps: (1) limited proteolysis of the complex mixture under a condition where the protein is in the conformational state to be detected leading to a first fragment sample; (2) denaturation of the first fragment sample to a denaturated first fragment sample; (3) complete fragmentation of the denaturated first fragment sample in a digestion step to a completely fragmented sample; and (4) analytical analysis of the completely fragmented sample for the determination of fragments characteristic of having been the result both the limited proteolysis of step 1 as well as of the complete fragmentation in the digestion step 3.
Eth Zurich


10/29/15
20150308001 

Electrodialysis stacks, systems, and methods for recovering ammonia and monovalent salts from anaerobic digestate


Electrodialysis stacks comprising a series of electrodialysis cells and anaerobic digestion systems incorporating the electrodialysis stacks are provided. Also provided are methods of using the electrodialysis stacks and systems to recover nitrogen, in the form of ammonia, from separated anaerobic digestate.
Nutrient Recovery & Upcycling, Llc


10/22/15
20150299820 

Method for recovery of the constituent components of laterites


digestion of a laterite ore with sulfuric acid dissolves all constituents except silica. The resulting sulfates—aluminum sulfate, ferric sulfate, titanyl sulfate, and magnesium sulfate—remain in solution at approximately 90° c.
Aluchem Companies, Inc.


10/22/15
20150299779 

Method to identify m. tuberculosis


The present invention relates to a kit and a method to identify m. Tuberculosis, which may include an approach relating to isolating chromosomal dna from a biological sample, such as a culture, conducting a real time pcr to obtain an amplicon, digesting said amplicon separately with restriction enzymes nrui and bamhi to obtain a digestion product separating said digestion product into its constituents in a gel; and analyzing the restriction enzyme digestion pattern..
Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute


10/22/15
20150299707 

Construction of pool of interfering nucleic acids covering entire rna target sequence and related compositions


The present invention provides a pcr based high-throughput method for preparing full-sites sirna polynucleotide pool, comprising: dnase i random digestion; loop-1 phosphate linker ligation; single pcr amplification; a type iii restriction/modification enzyme digestion; blunt ending; loop-2 phosphate linker ligation; double primer pcr; foki digestion and cloning into an sirna expression vector. The present invention enables the use of a type iii restriction/modification enzyme linkers mediated pcr method for high-throughput preparing an sirina polynucleotide pool, in which the functional length of sirnas can be controllably distributed from 19-23 bp, thus completely mimic the natural sirna length diversity, specially suitable for rnai therapeutic targets screening.
Biomics Biotechnologies Co., Ltd.


10/15/15
20150292151 

Method for producing ultrahigh-viscosity refined cotton and device for transporting refined cotton pulp


A method for producing ultrahigh-viscosity refined cotton, including: material selection and cotton opening, impregnation, pretreatment, digestion, bleaching, and pressing and drying. A device for transporting a refined cotton pulp including: a blower, a material bin, valve plates, a central axis, a motor, and a transporting pipe.

10/01/15
20150275234 

Biogas process with nutrient recovery


The invention is a method of two-phase anaerobic digestion where monitoring and adjusting the nitrogen status (carbon to nitrogen molar ratio, i.e. C/n molar ratio or total or ammoniacal nitrogen content) enables maintaining optimum conditions during the process.
Ductor Oy


10/01/15
20150273041 

Staphylococcus aureus sdre cnab domain and its use for vaccination


The s. Aureus ser-asp rich fibrinogen/bone sialoprotein-binding protein contains three cnab domains, and that the third of these provides significant protection against s.
Novartis Ag


10/01/15
20150272914 

Compositions for the treatment of autodigestion


Compositions for the treatment of shock, autodigestion, multi-organ failure, intestinal ischemia, or intestinal hypoperfusion are provided.. .
Leading Biosciences, Inc.


09/24/15
20150267192 

Nuclease resistant polynucleotides and uses thereof


The invention provides, among other things, methods of mrna stabilizing mrna and nuclease resistant mrna prepared in accordance with such methods. In certain embodiments, the nuclease resistant mrna encodes a functional protein, such as enzyme, and is characterized by its resistance to nuclease digestion, increased half-life and/or its ability to produce increased amounts of the functional protein (e.g., enzyme) encoded thereby..
Shire Human Genetic Therapies, Inc.


09/17/15
20150260715 

Rapid detection and quantitation of pathogen-specific biomarkers using nanoporous dual- or multi-layer silica films


Improved methods for detecting active tuberculosis are disclosed. A method comprises enriching at least one m.
The Methodist Hospital Research Institute


09/03/15
20150247192 

Sequencing method


Disclosed is a method for sequencing a polynucleotide analyte comprising:•a. Generating a stream of droplets containing a single nucleotide wherein the order of single nucleotides in the droplet stream corresponds to the sequence of nucleotides in the analyte;•b.
Base4 Innovation Ltd


09/03/15
20150247176 

Starch spherulites having controlled enzymatic digestion


Starch spherulites are produced by debranching of amylopectin-containing starch into short linear α-1,4-linked glucans (e.g., short-chain amylose, sca). The debranched linear glucans are directly converted into spherulites by heating the debranched starch mixture followed by cooling and crystallization to form well-developed spherulites.
Kansas State University Research Foundation


08/27/15
20150238948 

Polymeric and solid-supported catalysts, and methods of digesting lignin-containing materials using such catalysts


Provided herein are solid base catalysts useful in non-enzymatic break down of lignin in biomass. The solid base catalysts may be polymeric catalysts or solid-support base catalysts with ionic moieties.
Midori Renewables, Inc.


08/20/15
20150231592 

Dual phase column membrane protein micro-reactor and use thereof


The present invention relates to a biphasic microreactor for membrane proteins pretreatment comprising cation exchange and anion exchange materials packed in sequence in a container as stationary phase, where membrane proteins capture, ph adjustment, reduction, alkylation and tryptic digestion processed in situ. Thus the microreactor has advantages of high recovery, ease of operation, high efficiency and high throughput..
Dalian Institute Of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy Of Sciences


08/13/15
20150225749 

High moisture, renewable feedstock use in integrated anaerobic treatment and syngas fermentation to alcohols


Even for relatively large syngas to ethanol (or other chemical) production facilities, such wastes could represent a significant fraction of needed resources for syngas fermentation. The proper integration of the anaerobic digestion process, post treatment, and use of fractionated components are also believed to represent a considerable savings in overall production costs..

08/13/15
20150225233 

Method for producing renewable fuels


According to the present invention, organic material is converted to biogas through anaerobic digestion and the biogas is purified to yield a combustible fluid feedstock comprising methane. A fuel production facility utilizes or arranges to utilize combustible fluid feedstock to generate renewable hydrogen that is used to hydrogenate crude oil derived hydrocarbons in a process to make transportation or heating fuel.
Logen Corporation


08/13/15
20150224079 

Sn-2-monoacylgycerols and lipid malabsorption


The present invention relates generally to the field of lipids and in particular aims at improving lipid absorption, for example under conditions of lipid maldigestion or malabsorption. One embodiment of the present invention relates to a composition comprising a sn-2 monoacylglycerol derivative, wherein the sn-1 and sn-3 positions are blocked by protective groups.
Nestec S.a.


08/06/15
20150218591 

Compartmentalized anaerobic digesters


An anaerobic digestion device includes a digester body with an opening through which organic waste is received and a digester drum removably inserted into the digester body for receiving the organic waste. The digester drum is movable relative to the digester body to advance a slurry of the organic waste along a length of the digester body.

07/30/15
20150210577 

Process for reducing the production of sludge by municipal or industrial wastewater purification plants, and equipment for the implementation thereof


A process for reducing the production of sludge by municipal or industrial wastewater purification plants, comprising a step of mesophilic or thermophilic anaerobic digestion (20), or anaerobic digestion combining these two operating modes, of a stream of sludge to be treated (1), and at least one biological solubilization anaerobic treatment step (30); the process comprises, upstream of the anaerobic digestion step, a step of dehydration (10) of the sludge to be treated, followed by a step of mixing (15) the dehydrated sludge with a recirculated fraction of sludge that is more liquid, originating from recycling of the digestion (20), and/or from the anaerobic treatment step (30), and/or centrates originating from a final dehydration (50) of the treated sludge, wherein the recirculation rate is chosen such that the mixture has a dryness suitable for digestion, this mixture then being directed towards the digestion.. .
Degremont


07/30/15
20150209414 

Lipase variants for pharmaceutical use


The pharmaceutical use of lipases related to the thermomyces lanuginosus (humicola lanuginosa) lipase comprising amino acids 1-269 of seq id no: 2, optionally in combination with a protease and/or an amylase. Examples of medical indications are: treatment of digestive disorders, pancreatic exocrine insufficiency (pei), pancreatitis, cystic fibrosis, diabetes type i, and/or diabetes type ii.
Novozymes Inc.


07/23/15
20150203839 

Compositions and methods for high fidelity assembly of nucleic acids


Aspects of the invention relate to methods, compositions and algorithms for designing and producing a target nucleic acid. The method can include: (1) providing a plurality of blunt-end double-stranded nucleic acid fragments having a restriction enzyme recognition sequence at both ends thereof; (2) producing via enzymatic digestion a plurality of cohesive-end double-stranded nucleic acid fragments each having two different and non-complementary overhangs; (3) ligating the plurality of cohesive-end double-stranded nucleic acid fragments with a ligase; and (4) forming a linear arrangement of the plurality of cohesive-end double-stranded nucleic acid fragments, wherein the unique arrangement comprises the target nucleic acid.
Gen9, Inc.


07/23/15
20150202668 

Methods and apparatuses for digesting tissue


Embodiments of this disclosure relate to tissue digestion and, more particularly, to methods and apparatuses for varying the number, size, and/or location of one or more tissue compartments within a digestive fluid vessel. Some examples include partitions that may be selectively positioned within a vessel (and may be selectively removable from the vessel) to create one or more tissue compartments.
Bio-response Solutions, Inc.


07/16/15
20150197580 

Production of resistant dextrins


A method for producing digestion-resistant dextrin from starch hydrolyzates is disclosed. In one form, the method includes mixing, the starch hydrolyzate, dextrose and an acid catalyst which are allowed to react under mild vacuum with heat.
Grain Processing Corporation


07/09/15
20150191750 

Process and improving the water reuse, energy efficiency, fermentation and products of a fermentation plant


A method of improving fermentation, by heating stillage to a temperature of 200 degrees f. To 350 degrees f.

07/09/15
20150191384 

Method for treating organic waste, in particular sludge from wastewater treatment plants, and facility for implementing said method


The invention relates to a method for treating organic waste, in particular to a method for treating sludge from wastewater treatment plants, in order to produce power and/or hygienised organic matter, including a first step of mesophilic or thermophilic digestion (13) of at least one fraction of a stream of organic waste, and comprising the following steps: dehydrating (15) all of the digested and non-digested waste; aerated thermal hydrolysis (16) of the dehydrated waste, including an injection of an oxidising agent in a quantity lower than the stoichiometric quantity for oxidising organic matter, and setting to the required temperature by a heating means; and a second mesophilic or thermophilic digestion (17) of the stream of hydrolysed waste.. .
Degremont


07/09/15
20150190525 

Methods for arranging and packing nucleic acids for unusual resistance to nucleases and targeted delivery for gene therapy


There are disclosed compositions and methods to render nucleic acids resistant to nuclease digestion while maintaining sequence selective hybridization competency. The approach relies on utilizing nucleic acids as the polar head group of a nucleic acid-polymer amphiphile in order to assemble well-defined, discrete micellar nanoparticles.
The Regents Of The University Of California


07/02/15
20150183700 

Direct catalytic conversion of cellulosic materials to ethanol


Catalytic chemical (not biological) reactions conducted during acid digestion of most cellulosic materials, comprising newspaper, wood sawdust, corn cobs, switchgrass and bagasse, are taught for direct conversion to ethanol with conversion efficiencies of at least 90 percent in less than 5 minutes. The cellulose material is thoroughly wet in a salt saturated sulfuric acid medium in the presence of transition metal salt catalysts possessing a degree of symmetry to form ethanol that can be removed by distillation affording a continuous process..

07/02/15
20150181918 

Fiber-containing carbohydrate composition


A food product comprises an oligosaccharide composition that is digestion resistant or slowly digestible. The oligosaccharide composition can be produced by a process that comprises producing an aqueous composition that comprises at least one oligosaccharide and at least one monosaccharide by saccharification of starch, membrane filtering the aqueous composition to form a monosaccharide-rich stream and an oligosaccharide-rich stream, and recovering the oligosaccharide-rich stream.
Tate & Lyle Ingredients Americas Llc


07/02/15
20150181847 

Fishing capsules


A fishing device including a lure body portion, a plurality of ph sensors, a water immersion sensor, a closed rigid container containing pressurized content and connected to the ph sensor, a balloon of a predetermined size, connected to the closed rigid container, a trackable chip configured to provide the location of a caught fish within a predetermined geographical location and a plurality of emitters connected to the sensors and configured to emit different predetermined signals. This device improves fishing by significantly reducing the use of energy and time.

06/25/15
20150176093 

Methods and systems for processing a reaction product mixture of cellulosic biomass material


Processing of a reaction product mixture of cellulosic biomass material containing at least one volatile organic compound at least one of lignin, a lignin-derived compound, unextracted cellulose, unextracted hemicellulose, a caramelan, and any combination thereof by vaporizing the at least one volatile organic compound using at least thermal energy generated by combusting at least a portion of the reaction product mixture. In a particular embodiment, the reaction product mixture comes from reactions involving deconstruction (or digestion) of cellulosic biomass which contains various polysaccharides (e.g., carbohydrates) and lignin..
Shell Oil Company


06/25/15
20150176092 

Methods and systems for processing a reaction product mixture of cellulosic biomass material


Processing of a reaction product mixture containing at least one volatile organic compound as well as lignin, lignin derived compounds, and/or unextracted cellulose and hemicellulose using a recovery system comprising at least two flashers or at least one flasher and at least two reboilers. In a particular embodiment, the reaction product mixture comes from reactions involving deconstruction (or digestion) of biomass, particularly cellulosic biomass which contains various polysaccharides (e.g., carbohydrates) and lignin..
Shell Oil Company


06/25/15
20150175462 

Method for promoting production of biogas using pancreatin in an anaerobic digestion process


Disclosed is a method for promoting production of biogas using pancreatin in an anaerobic digestion process. In addition, disclosed are a composition for improving hydrolysis efficiency or promoting production of biogas, which includes pancreatin as an active ingredient, and a method for promoting (or increasing) production of biogas from organic manure of livestock using the same.
Korea Advanced Institute Of Science And Technology


06/18/15
20150169847 

Systems and methods for computer models of animal feed


The present application provides systems and methods for analyzing animal feeds and for adjusting animal feeds to improve the digestibility of animal feed components. Digestibility of animal feed can be determined by performing in vitro digestion of the feed and analyzing concentrations of residual components in the digested feed by nir spectroscopy.
Alltech, Inc.


06/18/15
20150168373 

Analytical device for determining a digestion parameter of a liquid sample


An analytical device for determining a parameter of a liquid sample, especially a digestion parameter, such as chemical oxygen demand, total carbon content or total nitrogen content, comprising a reactor, and measuring system for ascertaining the parameter of the liquid sample. A container system for storing samples, reagents and waste products in containers, a transport and dosing system for metering and transporting the sample and reagents from the containers into a metering container and for disposal of waste products from the metering container into a waste container, and a measuring transducer for registering a measured parameter correlating, measured value of the liquid sample mixed in the reactor, and measuring, system, in given cases, with one or more reagents is provided.
Endress + Hauser Conducta Gesellschaft Für Mess- Und Regeltechnik Mbh + Co. Kg


06/18/15
20150168366 

Digestion reactor and analytical device for determining a digestion parameter of a liquid sample


A digestion reactor for digesting a substance contained in a liquid sample, comprising: a digestion container for accommodating the liquid sample; and a heating apparatus comprising at least two heating shoes, especially heating shoes arranged opposite one another, each of which has a heating surface facing the digestion container and contacting a surface portion of the outer wall of the digestion container. An analytical device for determining a parameter of a liquid sample, especially a digestion parameter, such as chemical oxygen demand, total carbon content, total phosphate content, total iron content or total nitrogen content, can comprise such a digestion reactor as a well as a transport and dosing system, which is embodied to withdraw from a sample supply a predetermined volume of a liquid as a liquid sample and to transport the liquid sample into the digestion reactor; and a measuring transducer for registering a measured variable correlated, measured value of the liquid sample accommodated in the reactor..
Endress + Hauser Conducta Gesellschaft Für Mess-und Regeltechnik Mbh + Co. Kg


06/18/15
20150168364 

Systems and methods for adjusting animal feed


The present application provides systems and methods for analyzing animal feeds and for adjusting animal feeds to improve the digestibility of animal feed components. Digestibility of animal feed can be determined by performing in vitro digestion of the feed and analyzing concentrations of residual components in the digested feed by nir spectroscopy.
Alltech, Inc.




Digestion topics: Carbon Dioxide, Liquid Fraction, Wastewater, Ferrous Sulfate, Esophageal, Delivery Tube, Duodenal Bulb, G Proteins, Identifying Proteins, Chromatograph, Silicic Acid, Hydrogen Fluoride, Ultraviolet, Renewable Energy, Pasteurization

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