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Aug. 8, 2014

Patent No. 8,794,447 was awarded to Optiserve B.V. from Maarheeze, The Netherlands, for an optical sortation device.

Patent Application No. 20140202517 was awarded to Atlanta's Georgia Tech Research Corporation for solar cells that are made from organic and recyclable materials.

A mobile shredding device is the subject of Patent Application No. 20140203124, given to Talleres ZB, S.A. Renteria, from Guipuzcoa, Spain.

Her Majesty, the Queen, in Right of Canada as Represented by the Minister of Natural Resources Canada (Ottawa) was awarded Patent Application No. 20140212346 for a method of leaching precious metals from various materials, including electronic scrap.

A method of recovering lead and iridium from CRT glass is the subject of Patent Application No. 20140212347, given to Stockholm, Sweden's Jernkontoret AB.

For more information on these or any patents, please consult the U.S. Patent Office database online.

Copies of patents can be ordered by number for $3 each from the Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA, 22313-1450.

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