- May 21, 2014
-- Seven fully issued patents from the USPTO namely 8524080, 8354030, 8187861, 8137717, 8043496, 8017366 and 7591088 have been put up for sale by the owners Allen J. Schuh, Ph.D., and Peter Schuh. The patents are in the biofuel and water purification fields. The patents are described below.
Patent Name: Purification Apparatus For Contaminated Water Employing High-Voltage DC Pulse And Subsequent Low-Voltage DC Field (USPTO 8524080).
An apparatus for removing cyanotoxins and excess ions from contaminated water. This is the apparatus to accomplish (USPTO 8354030).
Patent Name: Purification System For Cyanotoxic-Contaminated Water (USPTO 8354030).
A system for removing cyanotoxins and excess ions from contaminated water. Contaminated water passes from a storage tank, through a sand filter, through a reaction chamber, and finally through a carbon filter. The sand filter removes particulates and bacteria. The reaction chamber first destroys cyanotoxins, algae, and bacteria through the use of high voltage shocks applied between two groups of electrodes then the voltage on the electrodes is lowered and electrolysis is used to sequester free ions in the water in the region near the electrodes. Partially treated water is removed from the upper portion of the reaction chamber and passed through a carbon filter to remove radiation, and improve taste and smell. The water is then potable. The water remaining in the reaction chamber is discarded into a reservoir where the phosphorous may be removed.
Patent Name: Phosphate Removal-Recovery And Biofuel Feedstock System (USPTO 8187861)
We provide a method and apparatus for removing phosphorous compounds from algae and pond water. The apparatus is relatively small, safe, and portable. The process is rapid and simple enough to be performed by a small crew of semi-skilled operators even in remote settings. The process and apparatus maintain the ecosystem, improve the economics of producing alternative energy, and recover excess phosphorous material for other use. Farm ponds and municipal sewage districts can recover strategically important phosphorous for nourishing the next cycle of crops.
Patent Name: Production Of Human Food From Jatropha And Other Biologicals (USPTO 8137717)
Jatropha Curcas L., is a species of a plant (which untreated is toxic to eat) and various species of algae (which are often toxic if they have gotten too much phosphorous but not always) can be used to make ethanol which in combination with heat (in sequence) can detoxify the food source which is the Jatropha or algae making it edible by humans and other animals. Our apparatus can make the fuel and is stand-alone.
Patent Name: Method And System For Extracting Oil From Algae (USPTO 8043496)
A high-pressure algae and water spray is smashed against a “Disruptor Head” where the algae is smashed releasing the oil contained within the cell and resulting in a liquid combination of algae mass (used for ethanol production, fertilizer or food), water (for drinking after distillation or simple return to previous water source) and oil (for biodiesel or other plant oil usage). The algae is smashed as fast as it is dredged.
Patent Name: Self-Contained Biofuel Production And Water Processing Apparatus (USPTO 8017366)
A digesting apparatus makes the production of biofuel more economically feasible by reducing the space and time required for biofuel production. Important fuels like biodiesel, ethanol and methane are produced from algae, in a single container. Biologically friendly conditions such as temperature and pH are controlled and utilized to produce the fuels. The distinctive feature of the processor is that it has the patented air-lock.
Patent Name: Suction Dredge System And Method (USPTO 7591088)
Self-clearing dredge head that clears its own head by the use of water. There is no need for manual cleaning as with other dredge heads currently marketed. It can be used in the water for mineral or precious metal mining as well as algae dredging or sewage and waterway clearing and swimming pool safety.