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Digestion-related patent applications - as published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Anaerobic digester enhancement
Premier Magnesia, Llc
April 05, 2018 - N°20180093909

Methods and systems for enhancing anaerobic digestion of biosolids are described. In an embodiment, a method for enhancing anaerobic digestion of biosolids may include measuring an alkalinity to volatile acid ratio of a bulk of biosolids. The method may further include adding a magnesium compound to the bulk of biosolids to achieve an alkalinity to volatile acid ratio of greater ...
Method and apparatus for pasteurization, hydrolysis and carbonization
D.c. Water & Sewer Authority
March 29, 2018 - N°20180086656

This invention proposes the use of thermal hydrolysis (or thermal carbonization) at different temperatures and pressures in alternate waste streams to achieve an optimal mix of high digestion rates and pasteurization rates while still achieving large viscosity reduction. In the disclosed embodiments means of combining thermal hydrolysis (or thermal carbonization) and pasteurization including but not limited to placing the waste ...
Method to improve digestion acoustically
March 29, 2018 - N°20180085550

A method to improve digestion for an individual, especially the digestion issue caused by the individual's mental issues, may include steps of choosing one or more individuals having digestive discomfort caused by mental issues that may happen periodically; generating a sound file of digestion sounds for a predetermined length of time; administrating the sound file to the individual for a ...
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Use of enzymes with a wide ph activity range as medicaments for promoting digestion
Cilian Ag
March 15, 2018 - N°20180073001

Disclosed is a combination of two or more lipase enzymes, and its use for treating a lipid digestion deficiency and/or a digestive disorder. At least one lipase enzyme has a ph optimum at an acidic ph value, while at least one other lipase enzyme has a ph optimum at an alkalic ph value.
Discriminate mass transfer in a wet oxidation system
Ciris Energy, Inc.
March 08, 2018 - N°20180066192

A method for treatment of a carbonaceous feedstock such as coal or biomass. The method comprises adsorbing an oxidizing agent selected from an oxygen containing gas, hydrogen peroxide, ozone and oxidizing acids from a liquid phase of an aqueous mixture comprising water and a carbonaceous feedstock onto the surface of the and the carbonaceous feedstock to produce an aqueous mixture ...
Anaerobic digester apparatus with a floating mixer system integrated with a cover
March 08, 2018 - N°20180065876

An anaerobic digester apparatus including a container and an integrated cover and mixer system. The container includes vertical or sloped walls and is configured to contain wastewater and waste material. An integrated cover and mixer system is configured to extend over and cover the surface of the wastewater in the container. The cover is maintained on the surface of the ...
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Solid waste digestion system
Eco Sphere Sciences, Inc.
February 22, 2018 - N°20180051245

A system for digesting biodigestible feed that preferably includes the steps of comminuting the feed, introducing feed, an oxygen-containing gas, an accelerant, and bacteria into a digestion zone, the bacteria being suitable for digesting the feed under aerobic, anaerobic, and anoxic conditions. The contents of the digestion zone can be changed from aerobic operation to either anoxic or anaerobic operation, ...
Method and structure for comprehensive utilization of co-products of alcohol production from grains
Kiwi Green Technologies, Llc
February 22, 2018 - N°20180051239

A method is provided for treating distiller's grains with solubles (dgs) to produce one or more byproducts. The method includes separating the dgs into a low protein mixture and a high protein mixture. The method includes generating, from the low protein mixture, a biogas by an anaerobic digestion process. The method includes generating, from the high protein mixture, at least ...
Method for obtaining peptide fragment from antibody by protease decomposition reaction with restricted reaction field
Shimadzu Corporation
February 22, 2018 - N°20180051053

The present invention provides: a method for increasing a yield, from a target monoclonal antibody, of a peptide fragment that comprises an fab region or a variable region of the antibody or a portion of the region, the method being characterized by including a process in which digestion of the target monoclonal body is performed by bringing the target monoclonal ...
Bioremediation of red muds
Rodinia Resources Pty Ltd
February 22, 2018 - N°20180050943

A process for the bio-neutralisation of red mud, the process including: feeding an alkaline red mud into a bio-digester; feeding biomass including insoluble organic matter into the bio-digester, the biomass supporting a microbial consortium; mediating the digestion of the biomass in the bio-digester or through a train of bio-digesters with microbes in the microbial consortium, to thereby produce organic acid(...
Two stage anaerobic digestion with intermediate hydrolysis
Anaergia Inc.
February 22, 2018 - N°20180050941

In a system and process, sludge is treated by two stages of anaerobic digestion in series separated by intermediate thickening and hydrolysis. The hydrolysis product is transferred to the second digester essentially without dilution.
Enzymatic synthesis of soluble glucan fiber
E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company
February 22, 2018 - N°20180049457

An enzymatically produced soluble α-glucan fiber composition is provided suitable for use as a digestion resistant fiber in food and feed applications. The soluble α-glucan fiber composition can be blended with one or more additional food ingredients to produce fiber-containing compositions. Methods for the production and use of compositions comprising the soluble α-glucan fiber ...
Sugar substitute compositions comprising digestion resistant soluble fiber
Flipn'sweet, Llc
February 08, 2018 - N°20180035701

What is provided are sugar substitute compositions comprising natural ingredients that provide added human health benefits and properties and characteristics of sugar, without the caloric content and glycemic index of sugar. Unlike artificial sweeteners, the sugar substitute compositions contain no chemicals or synthetic additives and taste and function like sugar. Specifically, the sugar substitute compositions comprise digestion resistant soluble fiber ...
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Production of higher hydrocarbons from solid biomass
Shell Oil Company
February 01, 2018 - N°20180030358

A process for the production of an aromatics-rich hydrocarbons useful as gasoline component from solid biomass is provided. The process provides for longer condensation catalyst life by contacting the stable oxygenated hydrocarbon intermediate produced from digestion and hydrodoxygenation of the solid biomass to a binder-free shaped zsm-5 catalyst.
Bifidobacterium breve cbt br3 strain for promotion of growth and nutraceutical composition for promotion of ...
Cell Biotech Co., Ltd.
February 01, 2018 - N°20180028580

The present invention relates to a novel bifidobacterium strain having an excellent growth promoting effect, and a nutraceutical composition for promotion of growth, which contains the strain. The strain of the present invention has a beneficial effect of promoting growth by promoting the digestion of human milk oligosaccharides to enhance immunity together with physical strength.
Optimisation of a pulp treatment method
Suez International
January 25, 2018 - N°20180022626

Disclosed is a method for treating pulp, particularly a method for treating sludge from wastewater treatment plants, for producing energy and/or organic materials that have undergone hygienization, including at least the following steps: a step of aerated or non-aerated thermal hydrolysis of the pulp, a digestion step, a dehydration step and a step of recirculating part of the dehydrated ...
Backbone mediated mate pair sequencing
Keygene N.v.
January 18, 2018 - N°20180016631

Disclosed is a method suitable for (long-range) mate pair sequencing wherein the mate pairs are located within a certain distance from each other on the same nucleotide sequence. By ligating a dna fragment into an identifier section—containing backbone, a digestable circularized construct is provided to which adaptors can be ligated after digestion. Amplification yields amplicons that contain a ...
Arginine-rich peptide mixture, their application thereof in cervical cancer therapy, and a process for producing ...
Nascent Peptide Biotechnology Limited
January 11, 2018 - N°20180009842

A process for producing an arginine-rich peptide mixture and the application thereof in cervical cancer therapy is provided. The process includes the following steps: a suspension of walnut meal and egg albumin is pretreated with ultrahigh pressure, and then digested by alkaline proteinase and papain in separated steps with the ultrasonic and microwave-assisted extraction. The peptides of interest are isolated ...
Improved droplet sequencing apparatus and method
Base4 Innovation Ltd
January 11, 2018 - N°20180008985

An apparatus for sequencing a polynucleotide analyte is provided and comprises; •a first zone in which a stream of single nucleotides is generated by progressive digestion of a molecule of the analyte attached to a particle located therein and exposed to a flowing aqueous medium; •a second zone in which a corresponding stream of aqueous droplets is generated ...
Yeast containing silage inoculants for the enhancement of silage digestion and fermentation in the rumen
Pioneer Hi-bred International, Inc.
January 11, 2018 - N°20180007933

The invention relates to compositions for use as silage inoculants comprising a yeast strain, one or more bacterial stains, and a suitable carrier. The invention also relates to methods of improving livestock animal silage and meat and milk performance of a livestock animal.
Anaerobic digestion system and method
January 04, 2018 - N°20180002206

An anaerobic digestion system may include a material grinding/pulping portion, a hydrolysis portion arranged downstream of the grinding portion, a multiple chamber anaerobic reactor arranged downstream from the hydrolysis portion and including a gas collection and reintroduction system, a collection system for collecting digestate and gas from the anaerobic reactor.