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Engineered plant biomass particles coated with biological agents

United States Patent

June 24, 2014
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Plant biomass particles coated with a biological agent such as a bacterium or seed, characterized by a length dimension (L) aligned substantially parallel to a grain direction and defining a substantially uniform distance along the grain, a width dimension (W) normal to L and aligned cross grain, and a height dimension (H) normal to W and L. In particular, the L.times.H dimensions define a pair of substantially parallel side surfaces characterized by substantially intact longitudinally arrayed fibers, the W.times.H dimensions define a pair of substantially parallel end surfaces characterized by crosscut fibers and end checking between fibers, and the L.times.W dimensions define a pair of substantially parallel top and bottom surfaces.
Dooley; James H. (Federal Way, WA), Lanning; David N. (Federal Way, WA)
Forest Concepts, LLC (Auburn, WA)
13/ 939,639
July 11, 2013
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT LICENSE RIGHTS This invention was made with government support by the Small Business Innovation Research program of the U.S. Department of Energy, Contract SC0002291. The United States government has certain rights in the invention.