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02/04/16
20160032340 
 Method and compositions for improved lignocellulosic material hydrolysis patent thumbnailnew patent 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 patent thumbnailnew patent 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 patent thumbnailnew patent 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 patent thumbnailnew patent 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 patent thumbnailnew patent 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 patent thumbnailnew patent 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 patent thumbnailNucleic 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 patent thumbnailRemoval 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 patent thumbnailTreatment 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 patent thumbnailWaste 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.


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.



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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