Bion Awarded Second Process Patent on June 21, 2005
June 24th, 2005
Bion was just awarded patent # 6,908,495 titled Low Oxygen Organic Waste Bioconversion System. The authors are Bion’s Technology Director, Dr. Jere Northrop, PhD., who received the initial patents on earlier versions of this process starting in 1988, and Dr. James Morris, PhD, P.E., Bion’s Chief Technology Officer.
This patent is a ‘divisional’ (extension) of our previous process patent #6,689,274 issued on February 10, 2004 and provides considerably wider protection than the initial Bion biological process patent. With this publication, Bion’s technology now has protection under eight (8) US patents, one Canadian and one US patent pending (Bion biological phosphorus removal patent application). In addition, it is anticipated that Bion will also be receiving parallel patents from a number of other targeted countries and the EU.
Upon its issuance, Dr. Northrop said, “This represents another exciting step in the continuing development of the Bion Technology. The disclosure of these patents now shows how this technology works and why it is the key to a comprehensive environmental solution to the waste problem of large animal agriculture.”
|Mark A. Smith
Vice President-Capital Markets/IR