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07/30/15
20150210577 
 Process for reducing the production of sludge by municipal or industrial wastewater purification plants, and equipment for the implementation thereof patent thumbnailnew patent 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 patent thumbnailnew patent 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 patent thumbnailCompositions 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 patent thumbnailMethods 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 patent thumbnailProduction 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 patent thumbnailProcess 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 patent thumbnailMethod 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 patent thumbnailMethods 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 patent thumbnailDirect 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 patent thumbnailFiber-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.


06/18/15
20150167035 

Methods and systems for converting volatile fatty acids to lipids


Methods and systems for simultaneously enhancing the production of both methane and volatile fatty acids in an anaerobic digestion bioreactor are disclosed. In some embodiments, the methods include: providing a stream of organic feedstock; providing a plurality of anaerobic digester bioreactors, each of the plurality of anaerobic digester bioreactors connected in series; step-feeding predetermined percentages of the stream of organic feedstock to two or more of the plurality of anaerobic digester bioreactors; feeding effluent from each of the plurality of anaerobic digester bioreactors to a subsequent one of the plurality of anaerobic digester bioreactors; and anaerobically digesting at least one of the stream of organic feedstock and the effluent from each of the plurality of anaerobic digester bioreactors to develop a final effluent stream including methane and volatile fatty acids.
The Trustees Of Columbia University In The City Of New York


06/18/15
20150167026 

Method for converting biomass to methane


A method for enhancing the treatment of lignocellulose-containing materials by biotreatment wherein such lignocellulose-containing materials, normally resistant to biotreatment, are first subjected to a low-temperature, long-residence time pyrolysis at about 175° c. To about 325° c.
Anaergia Inc.


06/18/15
20150164414 

Recursive real-time determination of glucose forcing in a diabetic patient for use in a closed loop insulin delivery system


Presented is a computational system for predicting the blood glucose level to which a diabetic patient is being forced based solely on continuous glucose monitor (cgm) data that then allows optimum and safe calculation of a stabilizing dose to be applied by an insulin pump. This invention hence operates as part of a closed loop insulin delivery system.

06/18/15
20150164110 

Methods and systems for adjusting ruminally digestible starch and fiber in animal diet


Systems and methods measure ruminal undigested fiber fractions in a feed by sampling forages and grains from available feed sources, analyzing the samples to determine a starting ndf value and an ending ndf value after ruminal digestion, calculating a ruminal undigested ndf fraction based thereon; and calculating a feed ration using the ruminal undigested ndf fraction and feeding rates of the analyzed samples. Systems and methods reduce feed costs or improve milk production by analyzing feed components in a feed ration fed to a lactating ruminant, comparing the analyzed results with a feed formulation stored in memory, where the feed formulation is for controlling a rate and extent of fiber and starch digestion in the rumen, and reformulating the feed ration based on the comparison.
Forage Genentics International, Llc


06/11/15
20150160210 

Compositions and methods for assessing gastrointestinal health


The present invention relates to kits designed for the collection of stool samples and methods of analyzing those samples for biological markers of maldigestion, inflammation, and imbalanced gut flora.. .
Genova Diagnostics, Inc.


06/11/15
20150159517 

Heat utilization in orc systems


Apparatus, systems and methods are provided for the improved use of waste heat recovery systems which utilize the organic rankine cycle (orc) to generate mechanical and/or electric power from heat sources generating power from biofuel such as biogas produced during the anaerobic digestion process. Waste heat energy obtained from heat source(s) is provided to one or more orc system(s) which may be operatively coupled to electric generator(s).
Electratherm, Inc.


06/11/15
20150158752 

Methods for treating biosolids sludge with cavitation


Described herein are processes for increasing biogas yield and reducing volatile solids in biosolids sludge. The biosolids sludge is passed through a controlled flow, hydrodynamic cavitation apparatus and further subjected to anaerobic digestion.
Arisdyne Systems, Inc.


06/04/15
20150152483 

Fast and reliable wine lactic bacteria identification method


The invention depicts a method to identify the oenococcus, leuconostoc, pediococcus and lactobacillus bacteria in a fermentation sample which comprises the steps of a) obtaining a sample from a fermentation; b) eliminating the colorants, phenols and other substances that inhibit the pcr of the sample; c) lysis of the bacteria present in the sample; d) dna extraction from the samples; e) pcr amplification of the dna extracted using universal primers designed for a target region of the 16s rrna gene, f) digestion of the amplified using a restriction solution with enzymes selected by theoretical analysis; g) incubation and h) electrophoresis of the fragments obtained. The invention also refers to a kit for implementing the method described..
Universidad De Chile


06/04/15
20150150559 

Devices, systems, and methods for diagnosing and delivering therapeutic interventions in the peritoneal cavity


A device and system are described that are capable of isolating at least one targeted tissue and forming an anastomosis between two internal body structures though a completely endoscopic procedure. Further, the device and system described generally comprise two tubular members that are capable of moving in a telescopic fashion relative to one another.
Cvdevices, Llc


05/28/15
20150144554 

Wastewater treatment process with moving bed bioreactor (mbbr)


In a wastewater treatment system, feed water is processed by anaerobic digestion, preferably in an anaerobic moving bed bioreactor (anmbbr). Effluent from the anmbbr passes through one or more solid-liquid separation units.
Anaergia Inc.


05/21/15
20150140630 

Manure treatment process with anaerobic digester


A process is provided for converting waste fibers to solid fuel. The process includes providing a supply of animal waste including the waste fibers in a predetermined quantity, subjecting the supply of animal waste to anaerobic digestion, producing a waste byproduct, dewatering the waste byproduct, and compressing the dewatered waste byproduct to form briquettes..
Quality Flow, Inc.


05/21/15
20150140589 

Automated protein digestion, recovery, and analysis


The present disclosure provides an automated system and method for protein digestion, recovery, and analysis. The present disclosure also provides a buffer solution for use therein..
Perfinity Biosciences, Inc.


05/21/15
20150140161 

Methods of improving tolerance related to feeding in an infant, toddler, or child


Disclosed are nutritional formulations including predigested fats that can be administered to preterm infants, infants, toddlers, and children for improving tolerance, digestion, and absorption of nutrients and for reducing the incidence of necrotizing enterocolitis, colic, and short bowel syndrome. The predigested fats include fatty acid-containing monoglycerides and/or a fatty acid component..
Abbott Laboratories


05/14/15
20150132466 

Nutritional products including a novel fat system including fatty acids


Disclosed are nutritional formulations including predigested fats that can be administered to preterm infants, infants, toddlers, and children for improving tolerance, digestion, and absorption of nutrients and for reducing the incidence of necrotizing enterocolitis, colic, and short bowel syndrome. The predigested fats include fatty acid-containing monoglycerides and/or a fatty acid component..

05/14/15
20150132436 

Additive composition for shrimp feed and a producing the same


The present invention relates to an additive composition for shrimp feed and a method for producing the same, and more particularly to an additive composition for shrimp feed and a method for producing the same which both increases the survival and the growth rate of aquacultural shrimp and prevents seawater pollution. The present invention discloses a method for producing an additive composition for shrimp feed, which includes the steps of: mixing microorganisms such as saccharomyces, bacillus subtilis and lactobacillus, natural products such as red ginseng, tangle, agar, salicornia herbacea l, peucedanum japonicum thunberg, sea lettuce, dandelion, atractylodes chinensis, dropwort and puerariae radix, and fermented fruits such as apple, orange, mandarin, pineapple and melon; and extracting the ferment from the mixture, which provides an antiviral effect, increases immunity, improves digestion, promotes growth, decomposes remnant feed, etc..

05/14/15
20150132383 

Phytases, nucleic acids encoding them and methods for making and using them


This invention relates to phytases, polynucleotides encoding them, uses of the polynucleotides and polypeptides of the invention, as well as the production and isolation of such polynucleotides and polypeptides. In particular, the invention provides polypeptides having phytase activity under high temperature conditions, and phytases that retain activity after exposure to high temperatures.

05/14/15
20150132365 

Fermented infant formula with non digestible oligosaccharides


The present invention relates to a fermented infant formulae comprising non digestible oligosaccharides for improving intestinal tract health by decreasing protein digestive effort, by decreasing the amount of endogenously formed proteases concomitant with an increased protein digestion, and a reduced protein fermentation.. .

05/14/15
20150132285 

Proteinase-engineered cancer vaccine induces immune responses to prevent cancer and to systemically kill cancer cells


The present invention provides a method of making a proteinase-engineered cancer vaccine for treating a cancer patient, especially for cancer patient at advanced/metastatic stage. The cancer vaccine comprises dead cancer cells with unbroken plasma membrane wherein the extracellular proteins and extracellular portion of membrane proteins are cleaved by proteinase digestion.

05/14/15
20150132201 

Systems capable of adding cellulosic biomass to a digestion unit operating at high pressures and associated methods forcellulosic biomass processing


When processing cellulosic biomass, it may be desirable for a digestion unit to operate without being fully depressurized for process efficiency purposes. Methods for processing cellulosic biomass may comprise providing a biomass conversion system comprising a pressurization zone and a digestion unit that are operatively connected to one another; providing cellulosic biomass at a first pressure; introducing at least a portion of the cellulosic biomass into the pressurization zone and pressurizing the pressurization zone to a second pressure higher than the first pressure; after pressurizing the pressurization zone, transferring at least a portion of the cellulosic biomass from the pressurization zone to the digestion unit, which is at a third pressure that is less than or equal to the second pressure but higher than the first pressure; and digesting at least a portion of the cellulosic biomass in the digestion unit to produce a hydrolysate comprising soluble carbohydrates..

05/07/15
20150125921 

Use of anaerobic digestion to destroy antibiotics in organic waste


The invention relates to systems and methods for using the anaerobic digestion (ad) process, especially thermophilic anaerobic digestion (tad), to destroy biohazard materials including antibiotics.. .
Himark Biogas Inc.


05/07/15
20150122120 

Hydrogen sulfide control in biodigestion processes


Systems and methods for removing hydrogen sulfide from biogas resulting from anaerobic digestion of biodegradable waste utilize scrubbing vessels with pressure release devices to vent biogas when necessary to avoid over pressurization of the digesters. Use of iron containing sulfide scavengers in the digesters is avoided which avoids the disposal costs associated with iron containing sludge and the regular need to shut down the digesters to remove scale..

04/23/15
20150112166 

In vivo technology system for human gut research, diagnostics and treatment


A comprehensive system for gut in vivo exploration, discovery, characterization, research, diagnostics, and treatment comprising three different ingestible capsules and their associated methodologies, is provided for medical research and patient care. The system of tools is focused on discovery of causes of gut-based illnesses, treating, and curing them.

04/23/15
20150111255 

Process for making chitin derivatives


Disclosed is a process comprising (1) forming an aqueous mixture comprising a microbial composition and solid chitin, wherein said microbial composition comprises one or more microbes that produce chitin digesting enzymes; and (2) fermenting the mixture for a time sufficient to enzymatically digest all or part of the chitin to form a fermented mixture comprising chitosan and glucosamine. In some embodiments, the chitin is derived from the biodegradation of chitin containing marine arthropods.
Agrinos As


04/23/15
20150110771 

Enzymes and methods for cleaving n-glycans from glycoproteins


Provided herein are deglycosylating enzymes that remove a broad range of n-glycans from n-glycosylated proteins. Further provided are methods of recombinantly producing and expressing the deglycosylating enzymes.
The Regents Of The University Of California


04/16/15
20150104862 

Methods for gasification of carbonaceous materials


The present disclosure is generally directed to process of gasification of carbonaceous materials to produce synthesis gas or syngas. The present disclosure provides improved methods of gasification comprising: adding one or more carbonaceous materials, adding a molecular oxygen-containing gas, adding carbon dioxide gas and optionally adding water into said gasifier.
Ineos Usa Llc


04/16/15
20150104540 

Systems and methods for producing fermented milk replacer and methods of feeding same to animals


Young animals such as calves may be fed milk replacers containing soy having been preserved through treatment with acid-producing bacteria that reduces a ph of the milk replacer through microbial digestion of sugars present in soy to thereby produce a fermented milk replacer. The milk replacer is edible for at least 48 hours and its digestibility in the young animals is increased due to the microbial digestion of sugars in the soy that are otherwise indigestible in the gut of the young animals.
Purina Animal Nutrition Llc


04/16/15
20150101375 

Anaerobic digestion system for household organic wastes


The present invention provided a compact anaerobic digestion system to converts household waste biomass materials to methane rich biogas and concentrated compost slurry of about 9 to 40% solids for agriculture soil applications. The horizontal anaerobic digester vessel comprising a horizontal vessel provided with insulation and preferably cylindrical at the bottom, fitted inside of the said vessel is at least one shaft with 4-100 radial or horizontal or diagonal baffles at equal distribution, and attached with a handle or wheel outside the vessel to rotate the shaft from outside, the said vessel being provided with minimum of one port at one end for introducing the raw biomass wastes and another set of ports for discharging stabilized wastes at the opposite end, and having one valve-controlled gas port of above the level of the said port for discharging stabilized wastes, a small hand operated shredder coupled to the digester vessel for shredding/cutting/crushing large and hard solids such as bones to get particles preferably lesser than 10 mm sizes.
Council Of Scientific And Industrial Research


04/09/15
20150096343 

Methods and systems for biodegradable waste flow treatment using a transport fluid nozzle


The present invention is directed to methods and systems for pre-treating sewage sludge in a sewage treatment works (stw) to facilitate anaerobic digestion. These methods include (a) passing sewage sludge through one or more pre-treatment devices, wherein each pre-treatment device comprises (i) a passage of substantially constant diameter having an inlet in fluid communication with the stw and an outlet; and (ii) a transport fluid nozzle communicating with the passage and adapted to inject high velocity transport fluid into the passage; (b) passing the sewage sludge treated in step (a) to an anaerobic digester; and (c) collecting methane produced in step (b).

04/02/15
20150093308 

Device for supporting reaction vessels in a microwave heating apparatus


There is described a device for rotatably supporting at least one reaction vessel in a microwave heating apparatus. The described device comprises (a) a base plate comprising at least one through-hole, and (b) at least one tubular member having a longitudinal axis and being adapted to receive a reaction vessel and to be coupled to the base plate in such a way that the longitudinal axis of the at least one tubular member passes through the at least one through-hole, wherein the at least one tubular member comprises metal.
Anton Paar Gmbh


03/26/15
20150087526 

Peptide identification and sequencing by single-molecule detection of peptides undergoing degradation


The present disclosure provides peptide amino acid sequencing and identification methods and kits for performing such methods. For example, single-molecule detection of fluorophore-labeled peptides is disclosed using multiple rounds of standard edman degradation or using digestion by chemicals or enzymes.
The Regents Of The University Of Colorado, A Body Corporate


03/12/15
20150072366 

Methods for measuring fat digestibility and uses thereof


The present invention provides methods for continuous measurement of triglyceride digestibility during a meal. A stable isotope labeled triglyceride and a free fatty acid tracer are added to the meal.

03/12/15
20150072018 

Biologic prosthesis and methods of production and use


Products, processes, compositions, kits, and methods are provided for cartilage-derived implants. The implants can exhibit resistance to enzyme (e.g., collagenase, protease, etc.) digestion compared to the source tissue from which they were derived while still having one or more mechanical properties comparable to the source tissue from which they were derived.

03/12/15
20150068260 

Method of solid-liquid separation and uses thereof


The invention provides a method for enhancing solid-liquid separation by using a low molecular weight alcohol, such as isopropanol. The methods can be used in a variety of settings to facilitate solid-liquid separation, such as that in anaerobic digestion and treatment of tailing pond sludge..

03/05/15
20150060356 

System and improved anaerobic digestion


A method for improved anaerobic digestion is presented. The method includes mixing a volume of waste material with water to form a feedstock mixture.
Verliant Energy, Inc.


02/26/15
20150056691 

Apparatus and methods for cell isolation


A unitary apparatus for isolating cells from adipose tissue including a lipid separation processor with a dispersing head equipped with a plurality of ports and a digestion chamber for dissociation of the constituent cells disposed in adipose tissue. The lipid separating apparatus is useful for the separation of lipids and adipocytes from a mixed cell population.
Ingeneron Incorporated


02/26/15
20150056676 

Two-stage anaerobic digestion systems wherein one of the stages comprises a two-phase system


Low cost, efficient two-stage anaerobic digestion systems for the production of biogas (e.g. Methane) are provided.
Washington State University


02/19/15
20150050707 

Treatment of biomass


A process for the treatment of biomass comprising subjecting biomass to microbial digestion to produce volatile fatty acids and/or solvents followed by wet oxidation to reduce biosolid volume while retaining or increasing the concentration of the volatile fatty acids and/or solvents.. .
Terax Limited Partnership


02/19/15
20150050696 

Cloning method


The present invention relates to a method based on the use of restriction enzyme digestion and ligation via cleavage sites, thereby to prepare two or more standardized expression cassettes.. .
Dsm Ip Assets B.v.


02/19/15
20150050247 

Natural tissue-derived decellularized matrix and methods of generating and using same


Decellularized tissue-derived extracellular matrices (ecm) and methods of generating and using same are provided. The method of generating a decellularized matrix includes the steps of: (a) subjecting the tissue to washes and a hypertonic buffer; (b) subjecting the tissue to an enzymatic proteolytic digestion with an enzyme such as trypsin; and (c) removing all cellular components from the tissue using a detergent solution which includes triton-x-100 and ammonium hydroxide.
Technion Research & Development Foundation Ltd.


02/19/15
20150047402 

Controlled release fertiliser


The present invention provides a fertiliser comprising nutrients adsorbed onto a core material comprising a carbonate mineral. Also provided are methods of producing a solid fertiliser, the method comprising adsorbing nutrients onto a core material comprising a carbonate mineral.
The Queen's University Of Belfast


02/05/15
20150037387 

Biomatrix composition and methods of biomatrix seeding


Apparatus and methods are described for generating autologous tissue grafts, the apparatus including a point of care svf isolation unit that includes a tissue digestion chamber in fluid communication with a lipid separating chamber, whereby svf cells are isolated without centrifugation; and a cell seeding chamber in fluid communication with the svf isolation unit, said cell seeding chamber adapted to support a cell scaffold. Methods and materials for cell seeding, including through the provision of micro rough scaffold surfaces, are also provided..
Ingeneron, Inc.


01/29/15
20150031581 

Methods and kits for determining protein-bound biomarkers


(a) automated prepurification of the sample using an effective amount of an acid protease under conditions that allow for digestion of one or more binding proteins; (b) applying said protease-digested sample onto an on-line spe column to capture at least part of said biomarker, followed by sequential washing of the solid phase; (c) eluting a fraction comprising said biomarker directly onto a liquid chromatography (lc) column comprising an apolar stationary phase and subjecting it to lc-ms or lc-ms-ms measurements to determine the amount of at least one biomarker; and (d) quantitating the biomarker(s). Also provided are kits for use in such method, for instance in the determination of vitamin d derivatives, testosterone and/or or melatonin..

01/29/15
20150027179 

Syngas biomethanation process and anaerobic digestion system


An anaerobic digester is fed a feedstock, for example sludge from a municipal wastewater treatment plant, and produces a digestate. The digestate is dewatered into a cake.
Anaergia Inc.


01/22/15
20150024328 

Regenerative thermal oxidizer for the reduction or elimination of supplemental fuel gas consumption


The present invention provides a regenerative thermal oxidizer system, comprising: a recuperative heat exchanger that receives process exhaust gas from an anaerobic digestion process and boosts an inlet temperature of the gas to a second gas temperature; and a regenerative thermal oxidizer that receives the gas from the heat exchanger, further heats/combusts the gas to a third gas temperature, and feeds the gas back through the recuperative heat exchanger, which recoups heat from the gas such that the gas exits the heat exchanger at a fourth gas temperature.. .
Clean Energy Renewable Fuels, Llc


01/22/15
20150023847 

Crystallization reaction recovering resources


Provided is a crystallization reaction apparatus for recovering resources, which includes at least one agitating impeller provided inside, a seed injection port provided to improve a crystallization effect, and plug-flow formed using at least one isolation layer in order to remove nutrient salts, such as phosphorus (p) and nitrogen (n), exiting in an effluent to cause eutrophication, are removed, the effluent being produced from a dehydration process for sludge discharged through a digestion tank in an sludge waste treatment process for the nutrient salts, such as phosphorus (p) and nitrogen (n), existing in a wastewater treatment water to cause eutrophication, wastewater sludge, food waste and excreta of livestock.. .

01/15/15
20150018967 

Duodenum endothelium membrane made from degradable biocompatible materials and application thereof


This invention provides a duodenum endothelium membrane made of degradable shape-memory biocompatible materials. The endothelium membrane planted in the duodenum can divide chyme and bile-pancreatic juice, avoiding direct digestion, absorption, and metabolism of gastric effluent in the duodenum.

01/15/15
20150017697 

Anaerobic process for producing biogas with a high methane content by means of the biodigestion of organic waste


This invention is about a process of increased biogas (9) production, with high methane content, in anaerobic biodigestion plants, with production of electric (11) and thermal energy. The process is based upon biotechnologies, hardware and software specifically developed for this aim.
G-meta Consultoria, Participações E Serviços Ltda


01/15/15
20150014169 

Electrochemical processes to separate products derived from biological conversions


The disclosure relates to efficient methods of controlling biological conversions while simultaneously removing and converting some of the generated products. More specifically, and, for example, the disclosure discloses electrochemical processes to remove and capture potentially toxic ammonium during anaerobic digestions and to remove and capture carboxylic acids during bioethanol production.
Universiteit Gent


01/08/15
20150010670 

Methods and compositions for improved digestion of milk oligosaccharides


Pre-biotic compositions containing oligosaccharides and probiotic compositions useful for treatment of a subject are provided herein. Also provided are methods for administering probiotic or pre-biotic compositions..
The Regents Of The University Of California


01/08/15
20150008182 

Process for garbage and sewage treatment through a method able to accelerate the anaerobic digestion output and product resulting therefrom further allowing the use of varying feedstock


The present invention discloses a system stimulating the increase in efficiency of anaerobic digestion of a plurality of feedstock streams upon stimulation of microbial feedstock ability and methanogen predominance in the digestion microbial mass.. .
Biowaste Energy, Lda


01/08/15
20150008181 

Wastewater treatment using controlled solids input to an anaerobic digester


The present invention is a system and process for livestock waste management that operates more efficiently than existing technologies with less maintenance and with less chemical process components (and thus chemical handling) with recovery of useful end products. The invention comprises solids separation of the waste to remove solids in excess of about 0.50 mm in size prior to anaerobic digestion followed directly by solids separation preferably using an ultra filter and then ammonia recovery..
Bion Environmental Technologies, Inc.


01/08/15
20150008169 

Combined bioreactor for the treatment of waste water, by means of anaerobic, aerobic and anoxic processes of degradation of organic matter with zone separator system and collection of biogases, scum and sludge


A bioreactor for anaerobic, aerobic and anoxic digestion of organic matter from wastewater, having a bottom anaerobic zone where the wastewater is fed where anaerobic bacteria produces biogas and the sludge produced is deposited on the bottom and subsequently extracted. An anoxic middle zone contains denitrifying bacteria which converts nitrates to nitrogen, and an aerobic zone at the upper part where at least one biological contact rotor is disposed, which degrade organic matter remaining in the water.

01/08/15
20150007809 

Method of digesting lignocellulosic material


A method of digesting lignocellulosic material includes the steps of providing the lignocellulosic material and a caustic composition having a ph of at least about 10. The caustic composition includes water, an alkaline- or alkaline earth-metal hydroxide, and up to about 1 percent by weight based on a total weight of the composition of a branched digestion additive.
Basf Se


01/01/15
20150004702 

System for isolating stromal vascular fraction (svf) cells from the adipose tissue and a method thereof


The present disclosure provides an automated system for isolating stromal vascular fraction cells from the mammalian tissue. The system comprises a plurality of containers for storing buffer solutions, tissue samples and digestive buffers.
Stempeutics Research Private Limited


01/01/15
20150004184 

Elastin digest compositions and methods utilizing same


The present invention provides compositions for the therapeutic and/or cosmetic treatment of elastin comprising tissues. Therapeutic and cosmetic compositions comprising an elastin digest stimulate the endogenous production of elastin and appear to enhance the elasticity of the skin and provide an external supply of peptide precursors of elastin that penetrate into the tissue to which it is applied.
Human Matrix Sciences, Llc


01/01/15
20150004150 

Method of reducing levels of uric acid


The present invention relates to a method of reducing the level of uric acid in a subject, which comprises administering to said subject an effective amount of a fermentation product of tenacibaculum sp. Also provided are a method of preventing and/or treating a disease or disorder related to hyperuricemia, a method of increasing the digestion of uric acid and a method of producing uricase..
Food Industry Research And Development Institute


01/01/15
20150001145 

Biofilter for wastewater digestion


The invention relates to a biofilter for wastewater digestion, comprising: an outer tank (1), a supply pipe (7) that extends to the centre of the tank (1) through a sealed upper inner tank (8) having peripheral openings (22) at a height lower than that of the supply pipe (7), and a discharge pipe (19). The aforementioned supply pipe (7) includes a t-branch (11) in which one arm (12) extends to the cover (10) of the tank (1) and the other arm (14) extends downwards through a sealed lower inner tank (15) having peripheral openings (25, 16) in the upper and lower part of the wall.

01/01/15
20150000605 

Animal bedding and associated methods for preparing and using the same


Animal bedding having one or more solvents and a lignocellulosic fiber, wherein the lignocellulosic fiber has been processed by ruminant digestion and anaerobic digestion. A method for preparing pelletized animal bedding is also disclosed including the steps of providing excrement from a cow which has undergone ruminant digestion, introducing the cow excrement into an anaerobic digester, modifying the cow excrement to a first wet product, drying the first wet product to generate a first dry product, and densifying the first dry product to, in turn, generate pelletized animal bedding..

01/01/15
20150000357 

Tubular digester


Contiguous flow anaerobic digester for mechanization of organic matter and production of fertilizer powering the conditions and performance of the anaerobic digestion process, through homogenization of the sludge and process temperature, wherein the digester is tubular shaped and comprises a biogas exhaust valve at the top of the digester. One end of the digester has a sludge outlet connection, a water- and gas-tight zipper that is resistant to the corrosive elements of digestion, and an outlet.

12/25/14
20140377880 

Systems and methods for preparing samples for chemical analysis using a cooled digestion zone


An apparatus for preparing samples for chemical analysis includes a container receptacle for receiving a sample container having a crucible portion and an expansion portion. The container receptacle includes a heating compartment and a cooling compartment spaced apart from the heating compartment.
7685297 Canada Inc.


12/25/14
20140377855 

Biosolids digester and process for biosolids production


The invention relates to methods and apparatuses for producing class a biosolids. In yet another embodiment, the invention relates to a method comprising digesting waster material by anaerobic digestion, and yielding class a biosolids.
Dvo Licensing, Inc.


12/25/14
20140377828 

Method for conversion of halophytic biomass to biogas via thalassic anaerobic digestion


Described is a process for the conversion of halophytic plant biomass containing saline organic solids into biogas through anaerobic digestion. Operation of the process with saline (e.g., seawater) as liquid media under the method conditions taught leads to biological conversion of the organic matter into biogas.
Masdar Institute Of Science And Technology


12/25/14
20140377748 

Method to quantify sirnas, mirnas and polymorphic mirnas


The present teachings provide methods, compositions, and kits for quantifying target polynucleotides. In some embodiments, a reverse stem-loop ligation probe is ligated to the 3′ end of a target polynucleotide, using a ligase that can ligate the 3′ end of rna to the 5′ end of dna using a dna template, such as t4 dna ligase.
Applied Biosystems, Llc


12/25/14
20140377404 

Use of specific carbohydrate systems during pregnancy for effecting the offspring


The present disclosure is directed to a combination of carbohydrates (a slow rate of digestion simple carbohydrate, a complex carbohydrate, a nonabsorbent carbohydrate, and an indigestible oligosaccharide) for use in a method of treating a pregnant woman wherein the method results in an improvement in the health of the offspring of the pregnant woman. The disclosure is also directed to use of the combination of carbohydrates for the manufacture of a medicament for use in the treatment of a pregnant woman wherein the treatment results in an improvement in the health of the offspring of the pregnant woman.
Abbot Laboratories


12/25/14
20140374348 

Method for treating sewage sludge and wastewater treatment plant


The invention describes a method for treating sewage sludge through the treatment steps of hydrolysing (2) the sewage sludge (1) and digesting (11) the hydrolysed sewage sludge (10), which has undergone hydrolysis (2), for the anaerobic treatment of the sewage sludge (1), and through the step of separating phosphate from the at least partially treated sewage sludge (3). Phosphate is separated after the treatment step of hydrolysing (2) and before the treatment step of digesting (11) the hydrolysed sewage sludge (3), wherein the sewage sludge (10), without the phosphate portion separated in the phosphate separation step, is fed to the anaerobic treatment performed through digestion (11)..
P.c.s. Pollution Control Service Gmbh


12/25/14
20140373791 

Method for the treatment, control, minimization, and prevention of bovine mastitis


A method for the treatment, control, minimization, and/or prevention of bovine mastitis including the step of introducing animal bedding into a stall of a cow, wherein the animal bedding includes at least one solvent, and a lignocellulosic fiber, wherein the lignocellulosic fiber has been processed by ruminant digestion and anaerobic digestion.. .

12/18/14
20140370610 

Methods for quantitative analysis of asbestos in vermiculite-containing materials


A method for quantitative analysis of asbestos in vermiculite-containing materials includes a first embodiment which includes washing the sample with water or treating the sample with a low concentration acid to digest gypsum and carbonates, ashing the sample at a low temperature to remove cellulose, therefrom and analyzing the sample. digestion may be effected before or after ashing.
Rj Lee Group, Inc.


12/18/14
20140370566 

High-nitrogen loading for ammonia processing via anaerobic digestion


A method and system to improve in vitro anaerobic digestion processes are disclosed. Simultaneous digestion of dairy manures with various food wastes improves anaerobic process stability and methane production.
R-cubed Energy


12/18/14
20140370146 

Bile resistant bacillus composition


A bacillus composition characterized by fast germination and outgrowth in bile salts (simulated gut environment) and by producing a compound of interest. The bacillus composition may be used as supplement in animal feed where it has a probiotic (health promoting) effect and increases the digestion and availability of nutrients from animal feeds..
Chr. Hansen A/s


12/18/14
20140369996 

Chymosin for the prevention and treatment of gastrointestinal disorders


The present invention is directed to medical or dietary treatments comprising administration of a zymogen such as chymosin or other rennins. Embodiments of the invention are directed to treating infant colic, heartburn, gastro-esophageal reflux (ger), gastro-esophageal reflux disease (gerd), irritable bowel syndrome, and recurrent abdominal pain.
Nutrichym As


12/18/14
20140369989 

Methods and compositions for reducing the environmental impact of animal waste


Methods for reducing the environmental impact of animal waste are described. In particular embodiments, the methods comprise administering to an animal an enzyme, such as alkaline phosphatase, that is effective to reduce the amount of a detrimental compound, such as ammonia or phosphorous, that is present in or released from animal waste.
Eli Lilly And Company


12/18/14
20140366596 

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


12/11/14
20140363529 

Compounds influencing fatty acid uptake and metabolism and methods of isolating from cocoa products


The invention provides compounds and plant extract compositions that inhibit pancreatic enzymes, such as lipases and amylases, and most particularly pancreatic lipase and phospholipase a2 (pla2), and cox-2 enzyme, and improve the inflammatory state or response conditions in animals. The compounds and plant extracts can be used in methods and administration regimens to treat animals for obesity-related conditions, diabetes and related conditions, metabolic syndrome, metabolic endotoxemia, and inflammatory conditions.

12/04/14
20140357501 

Method and system for analyzing protein or peptide


A peptide is cleaved at various bonding sites into oligopeptides or similar fragments by digestion using proteinase k (s3). The obtained fragments are separated according to their kinds by reversed-phase chromatography and fractionated (s4), and each fragment is subjected to mass spectrometry to determine its mass (s6).

12/04/14
20140356940 

Waste biofermenter, based on temperature control by means of heating and cooling an added liquid or gaseous solution for energy-use optimization


The present invention comprises a waste-bio-fermenter device based on temperature control by means of heating and cooling an added liquid or gaseous solution, for energy-use optimization. The device makes it possible to utilize, for energy purposes, biomass and gases that result from anaerobic biodigestion in the thermophilic phase, said device differing from biodigesters currently offered in the market in that its temperature control is monitored, resulting in a shorter fermentation time, better quality, for energy-use purposes, of the produced dry material, and a high yield.

12/04/14
20140356934 

Incubation chamber


An incubation chamber (10) having a water reservoir (12) has a climate controlling device, which makes it possible to set a desired temperature, as well as an object holder (18) for biological or chemical specimens. To make defined and replicable conditions possible, for instance for digestion processes of proteins, it is proposed that the climate controlling device has two separate climate zones (14, 16), which can be regulated separately from one another, a first climate zone (14) being located in the vicinity of the cover of the chamber (10)..

12/04/14
20140356250 

Biomass conversion systems having a fluid circulation loop containing backflushable filters for control of cellulosic fines and methods for use thereof


digestion of cellulosic biomass to produce a hydrolysate may be accompanied by the formation of cellulosic fines which may be damaging to system components. Biomass conversion systems that may address the issue of cellulosic fines may comprise a fluid circulation loop comprising: a hydrothermal digestion unit; a solids separation unit that is in fluid communication with an outlet of the hydrothermal digestion unit; where the solids separation unit comprises a plurality of filters and the filters are in fluid communication with the fluid circulation loop in both a forward and a reverse flow direction; and a catalytic reduction reactor unit that is in fluid communication with an outlet of the solids separation unit and an inlet of the hydrothermal digestion unit; where at least one of the plurality of filters is in fluid communication with an inlet of the catalytic reduction reactor unit..

12/04/14
20140353246 

Process to anaerobic digestion of wastewater with high concentration of ammonia nitrogen or protein, in upflow anaerobic digester and sludge blanket, with immobilization of microorganisms and inhibition by ammonium controlled using zeolite-clinoptilolite, and optional production of biofertilizer


Procedure using zeolite, clinoptilolite type in an upflow anaerobic reactor and sludge blanket (uasbs) in order to obtain granular active sludge, thereby improving the density of the sludge, and thereby, their settling properties, and increase of biomass within reactor by immobilizing microorganisms, to achieve an increase in the efficiency of the removal of organic material and the production of biogas (60-70% methane) in more than 20% over the same type reactor used so far without zeolite, enabling the use of such reactor for treating wastewater with a high concentration of proteins, amino acids and other nitrogen compounds and which prevents the accumulation of nitrogen, which is toxic to the process by allowing zeolite-clinoptilolite, the exchange with alkali and alkaline earth found in specific points of the crystal structure of clinoptilolite by ammonia nitrogen, and also preventing the development of filamentous bacteria, which are difficult to hold up within the reactor and reduces its efficiency.. .



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