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T Lionel Coulthard, Philip M Townsley, Hugh S Saben: Thermophilic aerobic digestion process for producing animal nutrients and other digested products. Christensen O Connor Johnson & Kindness, September 29, 1981: US04292328 (23 worldwide citation)

Biochemically degradable organic material, for example, animal waste matter, such as manure produced by hogs, sheep, cattle, chickens and humans is aerobically digested at thermophilic digestion temperatures to produce various digested products, including single cell proteinaceous material suitable ...


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Geoffrey F Shattock: Microbiological processes to produce fuel gas. Wellington M Manning Jr, Luke J Wilburn Jr, April 15, 1980: US04198211 (23 worldwide citation)

A process of treating an animal manure slurry susceptible to aerobic composting and anaerobic microbiological degradation with the production of a fuel gas, comprises: separating the slurry into a first, solids concentrated, fraction of relatively coarse particle size, and a second, solids dilute, f ...


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Mervin G Martin: Manure spreader. Hedlund Manufacturing Co, Jacobson & Johnson, September 25, 1984: US04473184 (23 worldwide citation)

The manure spreader includes a V-shaped hollow body having a longitudinally positioned impeller rotatively carried near its bottom. The impeller blades are arranged in oppositely generated helices to urge the manure both from the rear of the body and from the front of the body toward an outlet gate ...


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Stephen W Dvorak: Method and apparatus for solids processing. GHD, Michael Best & Friedrich, July 18, 2006: US07078229 (22 worldwide citation)

This invention provides a waste-processing system capable of processing high-solids wastes such as manure. This invention provides a compact U-shaped digester that allows for recycling of activated sludge to improve the efficiency of the process. Efficiency is also improved through a sludge heating ...


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Murray M Young: Bioconversion of agricultural wastes into proteinaceous animal feed. University of Waterloo, Sim & McBurney, July 2, 1985: US04526791 (22 worldwide citation)

Agricultural waste material, including animal manure and crop wastes, are converted into proteinaceous animal feed products by a fermentation process using the fungus, Chaetomium cellulolyticum.


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Westendorf Walter J: Fork attachment for a loader bucket. December 19, 1972: US3706388 (22 worldwide citation)

A fork attachment for a loader bucket comprising a plurality of spaced apart teeth having a transverse plate means secured thereto rearwardly of the forward ends thereof. The plate means includes a rearwardly extending plate portion which is spaced above the teeth. An elongated angle member is secur ...


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Mares Jerry: Hand-operated shovel for picking up refuse. November 2, 1971: US3617084 (22 worldwide citation)

The shovel, which is especially well adapted for picking up pet manure or other similar refuse, comprises a pair of clamshell scoops pivotally mounted on supporting arms at the lower end of an outer tubular shaft. The scoops are biased toward their closed position by means of springs. An inner shaft ...


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Rosemarie Stinnett, Lee Stein: Combined manure fork and shavings blower. J E McTaggart, December 17, 2002: US06494514 (22 worldwide citation)

For conserving bedding material such as wood shavings when cleaning livestock environments such as horse stalls, a manure fork is combined with an air blower directed into the working region of the fork. The air flow is directed to blow the loose bedding material past the fork tines and onto surroun ...


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Hugo Imhof: Installation for pelletizing organic waste materials. F Societe Agricole et Fonciere, Robert E Burns, Emmanuel J Lobato, Bruce L Adams, June 7, 1977: US04028030 (21 worldwide citation)

Organic waste materials are mixed and batches are separately brought into the form of a coherent substantially homogeneous pulp with a moisture content between 50 and 55% by weight, by heating with exhaust gases, drying in an oven, admixing dry material, and spraying dry material with liquid manure ...


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Joseph P Rutherford: Agricultural inoculant composition. Morton J Rosenberg, June 29, 1982: US04337077 (21 worldwide citation)

An agricultural inoculant composition used as a seed, plant, foilar spray, field spray, and compost inoculant. The agricultural inoculant composition includes both a peat humus base composition having predetermined quantities of peat moss, leather meal, granite meal, Calcium Phosphate, tobacco meal, ...