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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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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 the older technologies that are available for licensing. 

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Title

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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.

thomas.valco@ars.usda.gov   joseph.lipovsky@ars.usda.gov

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.

thomas.valco@ars.usda.gov   joseph.lipovsky@ars.usda.gov

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.

renee.wagner@ars.usda.gov

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,

thomas.valco@ars.usda.gov   joseph.lipovsky@ars.usda.gov

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

thomas.valco@ars.usda.gov   joseph.lipovsky@ars.usda.gov


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