Patents by Inventor Paul Edward Stamets

Paul Edward Stamets has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 9474776
    Abstract: The present invention is based on a plurality of benefits from the extracts of mycelia of individual fungal species, and mixtures of species, to provide an armamentarium of defenses from multiple stressors in order to help bees survive a complex of symptoms collectively called colony collapse disorder (CCD). More particularly, the present invention utilizes specific concentrations of extracts from pure cultured mycelium from mushroom forming fungi to reduce harmful viruses in bees and to increase the longevity of bees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Inventor: Paul Edward Stamets
  • Patent number: 9399050
    Abstract: The present invention utilizes the pre-sporulation (preconidial) mycelial stage of entomopathogenic fungi and extracts of the preconidial mycelium as insect and arthropod attractants and/or pathogens. The preconidial preparations can be employed to limit the zoonotic and plant diseases they transmit. The fungus can be cultivated on grain, wood, agricultural wastes or other cellulosic material and extracts can be made thereof. More than one fungus and substrate can be used in combination with one or more antimicrobial, antiprotozoal, antiviral, or genetically modified agents that result in reduced spread of contagions and lessens the damage they inflict on animals and plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Inventor: Paul Edward Stamets
  • Publication number: 20160000754
    Abstract: Compounds having unique antiviral properties found in mushroom mycelium and their analogs are extracted, concentrated, isolated or manufactured to create compositions useful in preventing the spread and proliferation of various viruses afflicting animals, particularly viruses harming humans, pigs, birds, bats and bees. Such compounds and compositions can be used individually or in combination with known medicines or natural products to improve health.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Inventor: Paul Edward Stamets
  • Publication number: 20150335689
    Abstract: The present invention is based on a plurality of benefits from the extracts of mycelia of individual fungal species, and mixtures of species, to provide an armamentarium of defenses from multiple stressors in order to help bees survive a complex of symptoms collectively called colony collapse disorder (CCD). More particularly, the present invention utilizes specific concentrations of extracts from pure cultured mycelium from mushroom forming fungi to reduce harmful viruses in bees and to increase the longevity of bees.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2015
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Inventor: Paul Edward Stamets
  • Publication number: 20140220150
    Abstract: The present invention is based on a plurality of benefits from the extracts of mycelia of individual fungal species, and their mixtures, to provide an armamentarium of defenses from multiple stressors in order to help bees survive and more particularly overcome a complex of symptoms collectively called colony collapse disorder (CCD). The methods and compositions of this designed fungal bioshield helps tilt the balance in favor of bee colony survival, improving the health conditions, disease resistance, pesticide tolerance, pollution tolerance, drought tolerance, pollination abilities, and quality of the honey produced by bees.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventor: Paul Edward Stamets
  • Patent number: 8765138
    Abstract: Compounds having unique antiviral and antibacterial properties are prepared from medicinal mushroom mycelium, extracts and derivatives. The compositions are derived from Fomitopsis, Piptoporus, Ganoderma, Inonotus, Trametes, Pleurotus, and blends of medicinal mushroom species and are useful in preventing and treating viruses including Poxyiridae and Orthopox viruses, flu viruses including bird flu (H5N1), SARS and Hepatitis C (HCV), as well as infections from Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Inventor: Paul Edward Stamets
  • Publication number: 20140105928
    Abstract: Compounds having unique antiviral and antibacterial properties are prepared from medicinal mushroom mycelium, extracts and derivatives. The compositions are derived from Fomitopsis, Piptoporus, Ganoderma, Inonotus, Trametes, Pleurotus, and blends of medicinal mushroom species and are useful in preventing and treating viruses including Poxyiridae and Orthopox viruses, flu viruses including bird flu (H5N1), SARS and Hepatitis C(HCV), as well as infections from Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventor: Paul Edward Stamets
  • Publication number: 20130287829
    Abstract: The present invention utilizes the pre-sporulation (preconidial) mycelial stage of entomopathogenic fungi and extracts of the preconidial mycelium as insect and arthropod attractants and/or pathogens. The preconidial preparations can be employed to limit the zoonotic and plant diseases they transmit. The fungus can be cultivated on grain, wood, agricultural wastes or other cellulosic material and extracts can be made thereof. More than one fungus and substrate can be used in combination with one or more antimicrobial, antiprotozoal, antiviral, or genetically modified agents that result in reduced spread of contagions and lessens the damage they inflict on animals and plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventor: Paul Edward Stamets
  • Publication number: 20110200551
    Abstract: The present invention utilizes extracts of the pre-sporulation (preconidial) mycelial stage of entomopathogenic fungi as insect attractants and/or pathogens. The fungus can be cultivated on grain, wood, agricultural wastes or other cellulosic material. More than one fungus and substrate can be used in combination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Inventor: Paul Edward Stamets
  • Publication number: 20110008384
    Abstract: Compounds having unique antiviral properties are prepared from medicinal mushroom mycelium, extracts and derivatives. The compositions are derived from Fomitopsis and blends of medicinal mushroom species and are useful in preventing and treating viruses including Poxviridae and Orthopox viruses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2007
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Inventor: Paul Edward Stamets
  • Publication number: 20090130138
    Abstract: Compounds having unique antiviral and antibacterial properties are prepared from medicinal mushroom mycelium, extracts and derivatives. The compositions are derived from Fomitopsis, Piptoporus, Ganoderma, Inonotus, Trametes, Pleurotus, and blends of medicinal mushroom species and are useful in preventing and treating viruses including Poxyiridae and Orthopox viruses, flu viruses including bird flu (H5N1), SARS and Hepatitis C(HCV), as well as infections from Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2008
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Inventor: Paul Edward Stamets
  • Publication number: 20090047237
    Abstract: The present invention utilizes extracts of the pre-sporulation (preconidial) mycelial stage of entomopathogenic fungi as insect attractants and/or pathogens. The fungus can be cultivated on grain, wood, agricultural wastes or other cellulosic material. More than one fungus and substrate can be used in combination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2008
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Inventor: Paul Edward Stamets
  • Publication number: 20090047236
    Abstract: The present invention utilizes extracts of the pre-sporulation (preconidial) mycelial stage of entomopathogenic fungi as insect attractants and/or pathogens. The fungus can be cultivated on grain, wood, agricultural wastes or other cellulosic material. More than one fungus and substrate can be used in combination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2008
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Inventor: Paul Edward Stamets
  • Publication number: 20080264858
    Abstract: The present invention utilizes fungal spore mass or hyphal fragments in burlap bags or sacks filled with biodegradable materials. The fungi may include saprophytic fungi, including gourmet and medicinal mushrooms, mycorrhizal fungi, entomopathogenic fungi, parasitic fungi and fungi imperfecti. The fungi function as keystone species, delivering benefits to both the microsphere and biosphere. Such fungal delivery systems are useful for purposes including ecological rehabilitation and restoration, preservation and improvement of habitats, bioremediation of toxic wastes and polluted sites, filtration of agricultural, mine and urban runoff, improvement of agricultural yields and control of biological organisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2008
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Inventor: Paul Edward Stamets
  • Patent number: 7122176
    Abstract: The present invention utilizes the pre-sporulation (preconidial) mycelial stage of entomopathogenic fungi as insect attractants and/or pathogens. The fungus can be cultivated on grain, wood, agricultural wastes or other cellulosic material, attracting the insect and optionally introducing insect-specific pathogenic fungi. More than one fungus and substrate can be used in combination. The matrix of preconidial fungi can optionally be dried, freeze-dried, cooled and/or pelletized and packaged and reactivated for use as an effective insect attractant and/or biopesticide. Attractant extracts of the preconidial entomopathogenic mycelium are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2006
    Assignee: Mycosys, LLC
    Inventor: Paul Edward Stamets
  • Publication number: 20040213823
    Abstract: The present invention utilizes extracts of the pre-sporulation (preconidial) mycelial stage of entomopathogenic fungi as insect attractants and/or pathogens. The fungus can be cultivated on grain, wood, agricultural wastes or other cellulosic material. More than one fungus and substrate can be used in combination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2004
    Publication date: October 28, 2004
    Inventor: Paul Edward Stamets
  • Publication number: 20040211721
    Abstract: The present invention utilizes fungal spore mass or hyphal fragments in landscaping cloths, fiber substrates, paper products, hydroseeders and agricultural equipment. The fungi may include saprophytic fungi, including gourmet and medicinal mushrooms, mycorrhizal fungi, entomopathogenic fungi, parasitic fungi and fungi imperfecti. The fungi function as keystone species, delivering benefits to both the microsphere and biosphere. Such fungal delivery systems are useful for purposes including ecological rehabilitation and restoration, preservation and improvement of habitats, filtration of silts and sediments and restoration of abandoned logging roads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2004
    Publication date: October 28, 2004
    Inventor: Paul Edward Stamets
  • Publication number: 20040161440
    Abstract: The present invention utilizes the non-sporulating mycelial stage of insect-specific parasitic fungi. The fungus can be present on grain, attracting the pest, and also infecting it through digestion. More than one fungus can be used in combination. The matrix of fungi can be dried or freeze-dried, packaged and reactivated for use as an effective bioinsecticide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2003
    Publication date: August 19, 2004
    Applicant: Myco Pesticides LLC
    Inventor: Paul Edward Stamets
  • Patent number: 6660290
    Abstract: The present invention utilizes the non-sporulating mycelial stage of insect-specific parasitic fungi. The fungus can be present on grain, attracting the pest, and also infecting it through digestion. More than one fungus can be used in combination. The matrix of fungi can be dried or freeze-dried, packaged and reactivated for as an effective bioinsecticide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2003
    Assignee: Myco Pesticides LLC
    Inventor: Paul Edward Stamets
  • Publication number: 20020146394
    Abstract: The present invention utilizes the pre-sporulation (preconidial) mycelial stage of entomopathogenic fungi as insect attractants and/or pathogens. The fungus can be cultivated on grain, wood, agricultural wastes or other cellulosic material, attracting the insect and optionally introducing insect-specific pathogenic fungi. More than one fungus and substrate can be used in combination. The matrix of preconidial fungi can optionally be dried, freeze-dried, cooled and/or pelletized and packaged and reactivated for use as an effective insect attractant and/or biopesticide. Attractant extracts of the preconidial entomopathogenic mycelium are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2001
    Publication date: October 10, 2002
    Inventor: Paul Edward Stamets