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Each year, approximately 60 new patents are issued by the U.S. Patent Office for USDA inventions. The Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) transfers these inventions through licenses to the private sector for commercialization. Below are links to technologies that are available for licensing. 

Subject Matter

Docket

Title

Description

Environmental Technologies &  Resource Management

21.07

USE OF THE CAULIFLOWER ORANGE (OR) GENE TO ENHANCE CAROTENOID LEVELS IN STAPLE CROPS

 Use of the Cauliflower orange (OR) gene to enhance carotenoid levels in staple crops.

Environmental Technologies &  Resource Management

66.11

SEED PILLOW FOR OVERCOMING THE LIMITING FACTORS CONTROLLING RANGELAND RESEEDING SUCCESS

The disclosure provides compositions and methods to improve seeding success in any environment where seeding is difficult including rangeland areas.  The invention provides a “seed pillow”, a multifunctional seed treatment that is designed to mitigate the limiting factors controlling seedling establishment. In its simplest form, the technology is comprised of a pillow-shaped agglomeration of various materials used for promoting seed germination and plant survival with seeds attached around the outside.

Environmental Technologies &  Resource Management

93.08

PYROLYTIC PRODUCTS FROM POULTRY MANURE

Chars may be produced by carbonization or pyrolysis of poultry manure.  Chars produced from poultry manure by the method described herein exhibit enhanced activity for metal ion adsorption.

Environmental Technologies &  Resource Management

12.12

HEAVY METAL REMEDIATION VIA THIOLATED BIO-OILS

This invention is a green technology approach for removing toxic metals from terriestrial and aquatic locations. Thioether-functionalized Bio-oils (TFBO) exhibit a high affinity for sequestering toxic heavy metals (Hg, Pb, Cd, As, Bi, and other toxics with high sulfur affinity.

Environmental Technologies &  Resource Management

32.11

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REDUCING AMMONIA EMISSIONS FROM LIQUID EFFLUENTS AND FOR RECOVERING THE AMMONIA

A system and method for passive capture of ammonia in an ammonia-containing liquid effluent.  The invention allows for the passage of ammonia through microporous hydrophobic gas-permeable membranes and its capture in a circulated stripping solution with concomitant production of a concentrated non-volatile ammonium salt.

Environmental Technologies &  Resource Management

103.06

NOVEL ANAMMOX BACTERIUM ISOLATE

The invention pertains to a new anaerobic ammonium oxidation (Anammox) bacteria isolated from livestock waste that can remove high quantities of nitrogen contained in wastewater in a more efficient way than traditional nitrogen removal systems. 

Environmental Technologies &  Resource Management

8.04

INHIBITING AMMONIA EMISSIONS AND ODORS FROM LIQUID MANURES WITH ALUMINUM CHLORIDE AND OIL

Incubation and emergence of solitary-nesting pollinating bees from their nests or cocoons under field conditions may be effected using a device including a first outer and second inner hollow containers wherein a nest containing the bees may be disposed,

Environmental Technologies &  Resource Management

110.11

WATER AERATION SYSTEM AND METHOD

This invention comprises a shallow water u-tube which utilizes a large-scale airlift pump that is designed to transfer large volumes of aerated and/or oxygenated water at very low pumping head to the surface of an aquaculture pond.

 


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