Tag: USPTO

Proterro gets patent for proprietary photobioreactor

Proterro gets patent for proprietary photobioreactor

June 25, 2014 |

In New Jersey, The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued Patent No. 8,728,783 to Proterro, Inc., protecting the company’s proprietary photobioreactor, a novel element in Proterro’s patented sugar-making process (U.S. Patent No. 8,597,914). Proterro’s unique photobioreactor is robust, modular and made from off-the-shelf materials. It integrates systems for optimizing light, water supply […]

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Aemtis gets US patent for technology that breaks down cells walls

Aemtis gets US patent for technology that breaks down cells walls

October 24, 2012 |

In California, Aemetis, Inc., an advanced fuels and renewable chemicals company, announced that the company was awarded a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) titled “Hydrolytic Enzyme Mixtures For Saccharification of Lignocellulosic Polysaccharides”, and issued U.S. Patent No. 8,273,557. This patent relates to advanced plant cell wall degradative systems, specifically enzymes […]

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Gevo Inc. awarded U.S. Patent for its Integrated Fermentation TechnologyR

Gevo Inc. awarded U.S. Patent for its Integrated Fermentation TechnologyR

October 10, 2012 |

In Colorado, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has awarded Gevo Inc. with U.S. Patent No. 8,283,505 to protect its Integrated Fermentation TechnologyR (GIFTR ). The newly patented technology comprises a proprietary separation unit designed to enable the cost-efficient separation of isobutanol from other fermentation broth components. GIFTR is currently the most cost-efficient […]

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Biobutanol Wars: Gevo files to invalidate Butamax patent

Biobutanol Wars: Gevo files to invalidate Butamax patent

August 19, 2011 |

In Colorado, Gevo fires its first legal broadside, filing with the USPTO to invalidate Butamax’s patent.  The filing is for the reexamination of Butamax patent 7,851,188 issued in December 2010, and Gevo reports they are planning to file a second petition for reexamination and invalidation of Butamax’s patent 7,993,889, issued on August 9, 2011.

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GreenShift gets new patent in corn oil recovery, lands license with Calgren

GreenShift gets new patent in corn oil recovery, lands license with Calgren

[ 0 ] January 28, 2011 |

In New York, GreenShift announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued another Notice of Allowance for GreenShift’s corn oil extraction processes, this time for pending patent application number 12/559,136 titled “A Method of Recovering Oil From Thin Stillage.” The claims included in the new allowed patent cover all recovery of corn oil […]

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