While the processes being used on this site may qualify for multiple patents in the U.S., none is being sought and by open disclosure of processes, third party patent filings should be inhibited.
In most western countries, diagnostic and treatment patents are prohibited.
Surgery, therapy and diagnostic methodsE.U. Guidelines for Examination
European patents are not to be granted in respect of “methods for treatment of the human or animal body by surgery or therapy and diagnostic methods practised on the human or animal body; this provision shall not apply to products, in particular substances or compositions, for use in any of these methods.”