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Michael I Sherman, Carl L Elmore: Acid hydrolysis of biomass for alcohol production. Kamyr, Nixon & Vanderhye, September 16, 1986: US04612286 (69 worldwide citation)

A method of treating biomass having fermentable material is provided utilizing acid hydrolysis in a countercurrent diffusion treatment structure. By practicing the invention acid usage is minimized, pentose concentration in the hydrolysate solution is maximized, and ethanol, butanol, butanediol, and ...


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Michael I Sherman: Method of countercurrent acid hydrolysis of comminuted cellulosic fibrous material. Kamyr, Nixon & Vanderhye, May 26, 1987: US04668340 (41 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus are provided for the treatment of comminuted cellulosic fibrous material to effect prehydrolysis, and then subsequently kraft digestion, thereof, to produce paper pulp. The material is steamed, entrained in liquid to form a suspension, and transferred by a high pressure feeder ...


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Bert Vogelstein, Kenneth W Kinzler, Michael I Sherman: Sequence specific DNA binding by p53. The John Hopkins University, PharmaGenics, Banner Birch McKie & Beckett, November 8, 1994: US05362623 (41 worldwide citation)

Specific sequences in the human genome are the sites of strong binding of wild-type p53 protein, but not mutant forms of the protein. These sequences are used diagnostically to detect cells in which the amount of wild-type p53 is diminished. The sequences can also be used to screen for agents which ...


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Michael I Sherman, Carl L Elmore, Robert J Brison: Leaching and washing a flocculated slurry having a fiber content. Kamyr, Cushman Darby & Cushman, December 10, 1985: US04557905 (28 worldwide citation)

Particlized mineral material, such as gold ore, silver ore, or coal, is subjected to a leaching process in a manner to maximize treatment effectiveness even when the particlized mineral material contains small fines. The material is slurried with a flocculating material and fibers, such as cellulosi ...


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Michael I Sherman, Stefan Golston: Two stage medium consistency pulp pumping. Kamyr, Nixon & Vanderhye, January 20, 1987: US04637779 (22 worldwide citation)

A centrifugal pump for pumping suspensions having a consistency of about 6-20% (for example, for pumping paper pulp) has a second stage for increasing head. An auxiliary impeller is connected to the drive shaft in front of the main impeller, and upon rotation of the drive shaft directs the suspensio ...


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Michael I Sherman: Chip bin steam distributor with a vibrating discharge. Kamyr, Cushman Darby & Cushman, November 7, 1978: US04124440 (19 worldwide citation)

A chips bin that allows thorough steaming of the chips in the bin without blockage of the chip flow. A chips bin with a vibrating discharge includes an activator cone and a number of support arms extending from the activator cone to the bottom portion of the bin. A number of steam ports are formed i ...


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Michael I Sherman: Three-vessel treatment system. Kamyr, Cushman Darby & Cushman, October 31, 1978: US04123318 (17 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for the treatment of cellulosic fiber material with maximum efficiency while minimizing capital costs. Fiber material entrained in digesting liquid is impregnated with the liquid in an impregnation vessel, sluiced to a separate digesting vessel, and from the digesting vessel ...


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Erwin D Funk, Michael I Sherman: Coal gasification process with improved procedures for continuously feeding lump coal under pressure. Kamyr, Cushman Darby & Cushman, April 12, 1977: US04017270 (16 worldwide citation)

A gasification process in which gasification of lump size gas producing material, such as coal, is carried out under high pressure on a fixed-bed principle with a continuous feed of coal particles thereto, the continuous feed being accomplished by feeding coal of an appropriate particle size range i ...


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Michael I Sherman: Method and apparatus for continuous oxygen bleaching of cellulosic pulp. Kamyr, Cushman Darby & Cushman, July 17, 1979: US04161421 (15 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for continuous oxygen bleaching of cellulosic pulp is provided utilizing first and second pressurized chambers with a number of tubes in fluid communication with both of first and second chambers. Oxygen bearing fluid is intimately mixed with digested cellulosic pulp and is co ...


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Michael I Sherman: System for presteaming wood chips at or near atmospheric pressure with minimum displacement of air. Kamyr, Cushman Darby & Cushman, June 20, 1978: US04096027 (15 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for presteaming of wood chips and the like. The chips are treated in a vertical presteaming vessel with steam under low pressure, and removal of the air from the chips is facilitated by maintaining the presteaming vessel substantially at or near atmospheric pressure. An exhaus ...



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