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Randy L Raper, Petru Aurelian Simionescu: Smooth rolling cover crop roller. The United States of America represented by the Secretary of Agriculture, Auburn University, John D Fado, Randall E Deck, Lesley Shaw, November 29, 2005: US06968907 (17 worldwide citation)

Cover crops may be rolled and crimped using an apparatus which may be rolled across a field at a relatively high speed without excessive vibration. The apparatus includes a substantially cylindrical drum which has a plurality of rows of outwardly extending blades projecting therefrom. The blades may ...


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Jerry W King, Richard D Grabiel: Isolation of polyphenolic compounds from fruits or vegetables utilizing sub-critical water extraction. The United States of America represented by the Secretary of Agriculture, John D Fado, Curtis P Ribando, Lesley Shaw, April 24, 2007: US07208181 (11 worldwide citation)

Anthocyanins, other flavonoids and related polyphenolic compounds are extracted from fruits or highly pigmented garden vegetables and their by-products using subcritical water with or without a secondary cosolvent. This method has the advantages of being relatively inexpensive, minimizes or totally ...


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Sevim Z Erhan, Atanu Adhvaryu, Brajendra K Sharma: Poly(hydroxy thioether) vegetable oil derivatives useful as lubricant additives. The United States of America represented by the Secretary of Agriculture, The PENN State Research Foundation, John D Fado, Randall E Deck, Lesley Shaw, October 9, 2007: US07279448 (9 worldwide citation)

A novel class of chemically-modified vegetable oils is prepared by reacting epoxidized triglyceride oils with thiols. The resultant poly(hydroxy thioether) derivatives have utility as antiwear/antifriction additives for environmentally-friendly industrial oils and automotive applications.


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Mathew G Pelletier: Multipath resistant microwave moisture sensor. The United States of America represented by the Secretary of Agriculture, John D Fado, Randall E Deck, Lesley Shaw, July 18, 2006: US07078913 (9 worldwide citation)

The moisture content of a test material may be determined using a microwave-based process and device which is free from interference by multipath standing waves. Multipath signals may be electronically removed from the measured signal.


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Mathew G Pelletier, Michael E Gvili: Moisture measurement system for seed cotton or lint. The United States of America represented by the Secretary of Agriculture, John D Fado, Randall E Deck, Lesley Shaw, February 12, 2008: US07330034 (9 worldwide citation)

A process for measuring the moisture content and the mass-moisture content of materials is presented that requires no air reference or calibration sequence. A microwave signal is split into a reference and a transmission signal, and the reference signal is applied directly to the phase detector, whe ...


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Mathew G Pelletier: Soil moisture sensor. The United State of America represented by the Secretary of Agriculture, John D Fado, Randall E Deck, Lesley Shaw, November 14, 2006: US07135871 (9 worldwide citation)

The moisture content of soil may be determined using a swept-frequency microwave-based process and device. The process includes the steps of: producing a primary microwave signal with a varying frequency, splitting the primary signal to provide first and second microwave signals, which first signal ...


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Nancy N Nichols, Maria J Lopez, Bruce S Dien, Rodney J Bothast: fungus, Culture containing biomass acid hydrolysate and. The United States of America represented by the Secretary of Agriculture, John D Fado, Curtis P Ribando, Lesley Shaw, June 27, 2006: US07067303 (7 worldwide citation)

Agricultural biomass hydrolysate is detoxified by culturing in the presence of the fungus Coniochaeta ligniaria (teleomorph) or its Lecythophora (anamorph) state. This organism is capable of significantly depleting the toxicant levels of furans, particularly furfural and 5-hydroxymethylfurfural. A n ...


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Eric H Erickson Jr, Gloria DeGrandi Hoffman, Christian G Becker, Roy S Whitson, Thomas A Deeby: Control of parasitic mites of honey bees. The United States of America represented by the Secretary of Agriculture, Cerexagri, Margaret A Connor, John D Fado, Lesley Shaw, January 18, 2005: US06843985 (6 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to methods and compositions for use to control parasitic mites of honey bees, particularly Varroa mites. In one aspect, the invention is directed to control of parasitic mites of honey bees wherein the active ingredient is a miticidally effective amount of a selecte ...


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David L Compton, Terry A Isbell, Rogers E Harry O kuru: Sunscreen reagents from hydroxy-substituted acylglycerides. The United States of America represented by the Secretary of Agriculture, John D Fado, Randall E Deck, Lesley Shaw, January 16, 2007: US07163673 (6 worldwide citation)

A class of UVA- and UVB-absorbing esters has been derived by modifying hydroxy triglycerides and other acyltriglycerides with any of a variety of cinnamic acids. The esterification reactions are preferably conducted at elevated temperatures without a catalyst. The resultant agents have the advantage ...


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Moon S Kim, Alan M Lefcourt, Yud Ren Chen: Method to detect bone fragments during the processing of meat or fish. The United States of America represented by the Secretary of Agriculture, Randall E Deck, John Fado, Lesley Shaw, December 2, 2008: US07460227 (6 worldwide citation)

Bones, bone fragments, and shell fragments on or near the surface of processed animal flesh may be detected by detecting their fluorescent emissions. The surface of the flesh is illuminated with UV or visible light to elicit fluorescence of animal bones or shells, and the fluorescent light emissions ...



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