Patents Represented by Attorney Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
  • Patent number: 8168434
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a new method for replacing or deleting DNA sequences in Clostridia, with high efficiency, easy to perform and applicable at an industrial level. This method is useful to modify several genetic loci in Clostridia in a routine manner. This method is based on a replicative vector carrying at least two marker genes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Metabolic Explorer
    Inventors: Philippe Soucaille, Rainer Figge, Christian Croux
  • Patent number: 8166716
    Abstract: A dry joint wall panel attachment system is provided. The system uses interlocking components to attach aluminum (or other) wall panels to an exterior wall. The system is held together non-adhesively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Inventors: Robert B. Macdonald, Philip A. Macdonald
  • Patent number: 8168567
    Abstract: The present invention relates to thiadiazolyloxyphenylamidines of the general formula (I), to a process for the preparation thereof, to the use of the amidines according to the invention in combating undesirable microorganisms and to a composition for this purpose comprising the thiadiazolyloxyphenylamidines according to the invention. The invention furthermore relates to a method for combating undesirable microorganisms by application of the compounds according to the invention to the microorganisms and/or to the habitat thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Bayer Cropscience AG
    Inventors: Klaus Kunz, Ralf Dunkel, Jörg Nico Greul, Oliver Guth, Hartmann Benoit, Kerstin Ilg, Wahed Ahmed Moradi, Thomas Seitz, Ronald Ebbert, Peter Dahmen, Arnd Voerste, Ulrike Wachendorff-Neumann, Eva-Maria Franken, Olga Malsam, Klaus Tietjen
  • Patent number: 8168832
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel 2,4,6-trialkylphenyl-substituted cyclopentane-1,3-diones of the formula (I) in which X, Y, A, B, Q1, Q2 and G have the meanings given above, to a plurality of processes and intermediates for their preparation and to their use as pesticides and/or herbicides, and also to selective herbicidal compositions comprising, firstly, the 2,4,6-trialkylphenyl-substituted cyclopentane-1,3-diones of the formula (I) and, secondly, at least one crop plant compatibility-improving compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Bayer Cropscience AG
    Inventors: Reiner Fischer, Stefan Lehr, Dieter Feucht, Ulrich Görgens, Olga Malsam, Alfred Angermann, Guido Bojack, Alan Graff, Christian Arnold, Thomas Auler, Martin Jeffrey Hills, Heinz Kehne, Christopher Hugh Rosinger, Jan Dittgen
  • Patent number: 8158442
    Abstract: The present invention relates to antagonists of the human bitter-taste receptors hTAS2R38. The invention also relates to methods for identifying further molecules that suppress hTAS2R38 mediated bitter taste transduction or bitter taste response and uses thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Deutsches Institut Fuer Ernaehrungsforschung Potsdam-Rehbruecke-Stiftung Des Oefentlichen Rechts
    Inventors: Bernd Bufe, Christina Kuhn, Wolfgang Meyerhof
  • Patent number: 8158559
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a herbicide combination comprising components (A) and (B) where (A) denotes one or more compounds or salts thereof from the group described by the general formula (I): in which R1 is halogen, preferably fluorine or chlorine, R2 is hydrogen and R3 is hydroxyl or R2 and R3 together with the carbon atom to which they are attached are a carbonyl group C?O and R4 is hydrogen or methyl; and (B) denotes one or more herbicides from the group of the pyrimidines consisting of: (B1-1) ancymidol, (B1-2) flurprimidol, (B1-3) pyrimisulfan, (B2-1) bispyribac-sodium, (B2-2) pyribenzoxim, (B2-3) pyriminobac-methyl, (B2-4) pyribambenz-isopropyl, (B2-5) pyribambenz-propyl, (B3-1) pyriftalid, (B3-2) pyrithiobac-sodium, (B4-1) benzfendizone, (B4-2) bromacil, (B4-3) butafenacil, (B4-4) lenacil, (B4-5) terbacil, (B4-6) SYN-523, (B4-7) saflufenacil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Bayer Cropscience AG
    Inventors: Erwin Hacker, Christian Waldraff, Christopher Hugh Rosinger, Chieko Ueno, Georg Bonfig-Picard, Stefan Schnatterer, Shinichi Shirakura
  • Patent number: 8153665
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions for controlling plant pests containing the compound of the formula (I) in a mixture with specified fungicidally active compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Bayer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Christoph Erdelen, Wolfram Andersch, Klaus Stenzel, Astrid Mauler-Machnik, Wolfgang Krämer
  • Patent number: 8151515
    Abstract: A device for the removal of small arachnids and insects from clothing and skin is provided. The device comprises a body having a first end and a second end. The device also includes an elongated stem, also having a first end and a second end. The first end of the stem is connected to the second end of the body. The device also comprises a tubular tape cartridge having: a supporting base member that is received on and freely rotates around the elongated stem, and a tape roll wound around the base member. The tape roll comprises a series of tape sections. The tape cartridge is dimensioned to be removably received over the elongated stem. The device also comprises a cap that removably covers the stem and tape cartridge. A method for removing small arachnids and insects from clothing and skin is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Inventors: Charles Eric Crouse, Randall E. Staggs
  • Patent number: 8138211
    Abstract: The present invention relates to isothiazolyloxyphenylamidines of the general formula (I), to a process for their preparation, to the use of the amidines according to the invention for controlling unwanted microorganisms, and also to a composition for this purpose which comprises the isothiazolyloxyphenylamidines according to the invention. Furthermore, the invention relates to a method for controlling unwanted microorganisms by applying the compounds according to the invention to the microorganisms and/or in their habitat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Bayer Cropscience AG
    Inventors: Klaus Kunz, Kerstin Ilg, Jörg Nico Greul, Pierre Cristau, Sebastian Hoffmann, Thomas Seitz, Oswald Ort, Ulrich Heinemann, Jürgen Benting, Peter Dahmen, Ulrike Wachendorff-Neumann, Marcel Calleja, Hiroyuki Hadano
  • Patent number: 8133850
    Abstract: The present invention relates to dispersions comprising A) one or more herbicidal active substances from the group of the HPPD inhibitors, B) one or more oils, C) one or more surface-active substances, D) diammonium oxalate, diammonium hydrogen phosphate or ammonium dihydrogen phosphate, E) one or more rheological additives, F) optionally one or more agrochemical active substances other than A), such as herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, safeners or growth regulators, G) optionally formulation auxiliaries from the group consisting of antifoams, evaporation inhibitors, perfumes, colorants, antifreeze agents and preservatives. The dispersions are suitable for use in the field of plant protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Bayer Cropscience AG
    Inventors: Smita Patel, Romy Martin, Peter Baur, Rainer Süssmann
  • Patent number: 8134012
    Abstract: The novel active compound combinations comprising a carboxamide of the general formula (I) (group 1) in which A, R1 and R2 are as defined in the description, and the active compound groups (2) and (3) listed in the description have very good fungicidal properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Bayer Cropscience AG
    Inventors: Anne Suty-Heinze, Burkhard Schütz, Gerhard-Johann Feurer, Hans-Ludwig Elbe
  • Patent number: 8129452
    Abstract: This invention is directed to stabilizing additives that contain at least one platinum complex, with the complex including a carbene group. The stabilizing additives make it possible to improve the resistance to decomposition of silicone elastomers under high temperatures. The additive can be used in a polyorganosiloxane composition intended for the production of a silicone elastomer with either crosslinks at high temperature under the action of organic peroxides or crosslinks at ambient temperature or with heat by polyaddition reactions in the presence of a metal catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Rhodia Chimie
    Inventors: Delphine Blanc-Magnard, Alain Pouchelon, Sebastien Sterin, Rémi Thiria
  • Patent number: 8127482
    Abstract: A firearm enabling and disabling electronic system comprising a base unit (1) and a safety device (4) adapted to be incorporated into a firearm (7). Each of the base unit (1) and the safety device (4) has a transmitter and/or receiver (2, 5) adapted to exchange and process wireless command signals with each other. The safety device (4) has an actuating circuit (6) which is controlled by the transmitter and/or receiver (5) of the safety device (4) and is adapted to actuate a locking mechanism (8), wherein in the locking mechanism is operable to prevent a firearm from firing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Inventors: Patrick O'Shaughnessy, Robert Gerard McNamara
  • Patent number: 8129106
    Abstract: A method for detecting sequence specific methylation in a biomolecule, comprising: (a) contacting the biomolecule with an S-adenosyl-L-methionine-dependent methyltransferase in the presence of a detectable cofactor of said methyltransferase; and (b) detecting whether the recognition sequence of said methyltransferase has been modified with the cofactor or a derivative thereof, wherein modification of the recognition sequence of said methyltransferase is indicative of an absence of methylation at said recognition sequence. Also disclosed is a cofactor specific for S-adenosyl-L-methionine-dependent methyltransferases, wherein said cofactor is an N-adenosylaziridine derivative with a reporter group attached to the 6 or 7 position of the adenine ring or attached to the aziridine ring. A complex of the cofactor and a methyltransferase a composition comprising the cofactor or the complex and the use of the cofactor or the complex for detecting sequence-specific methylation in DNA molecules are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Max-Planck-Geselischaft zur Forderung der Wissenschaften E.V.
    Inventors: Elmar Weinhold, Thomas Meier, Hartmut Düfel, Christine Markert-Hahn, Rainer Schmuck
  • Patent number: 8124413
    Abstract: The invention relates to continuous flow systems, in particular thermocyclers for the automated and continuous cycling of fluid between a plurality of temperature zones in the amplification of nucleic acids. The invention also relates to an improved sample port for introducing a volume of a liquid sample into a continuous flow system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Corbett Life Science Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Keith Stanley, John Corbett
  • Patent number: 8119570
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel 3-biphenyl-substituted, 3-substituted 4-keto-lactams and -lactones of the formula (I) in which A, B, Q, G, W, X, Y and Z are as defined in the disclosure, to processes for their preparation, and to their use as pesticides and/or microbicides and/or herbicides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Bayer Cropscience AG
    Inventors: Reiner Fischer, Astrid Ullmann, Thomas Bretschneider, Mark Wilhelm Drewes, Christoph Erdelen, Angelika Lubos-Erdelen, legal representative, Dieter Feucht, Udo Reckmann, Karl-Heinz Kuck, Ulrike Wachendorff-Neumann
  • Patent number: 8119682
    Abstract: This invention relates to novel intermediates used in the preparation of iodopyrazolylcarboxanilides of the formula (I) in which R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6 and Z are as defined in the disclosure, and to the preparation of such intermediates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Bayer CropScience AG
    Inventors: Ralf Dunkel, Hans-Ludwig Elbe, Jörg Nico Greul, Benoit Hartmann, Ulrike Wachendorff-Neumann, Peter Dahmen, Karl-Heinz Kuck
  • Patent number: 8117974
    Abstract: An apparatus for extracting energy from fiber introduced as a fuel into a vertically elongated combustion chamber having a suspension burner capable of projecting a flame down the axis of the combustion chamber with a heat collection surface located radially from the flame and below the burner, and an exhaust opening located below the flame and below at least a portion of the heat collection surface, in which the combusted fiber yields a mixture containing hot flue gas and molten ash above the exhaust opening and heat transfers therefrom to the heat collection surface prior to any substantial contact of ash to a surface of the combustion chamber, to yield a mixture containing warm flue gas and non-molten ash, that is thereafter cooled to yield a mixture containing cool flue gas and non-molten ash.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: The McBurney Corporation
    Inventors: Raymond C Ganga, Greg Imig, Blake McBurney, Robert Jensen, John Kerr, Steve J Reust
  • Patent number: 8120827
    Abstract: A holographic storage system for reading a hologram stored on a holographic storage medium. The system comprises: storage medium holding means; a spatial light modulator (SLM) for encoding a reference beam with a code pattern; a detector; and a servo control unit for determining a misalignment of the reference beam and the storage medium from the detected image and for acting upon the SLM to shift the code pattern. A method of reading a hologram stored on a holographic storage medium comprising: a) encoding a reference beam with a code pattern created by a spatial light modulator (SLM); b) detecting an image of the reconstructed hologram; c) determining a misalignment of the reference beam and the storage medium from the detected image; and d) shifting the code pattern on the SLM based at least in part on the misalignment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Bayer Innovation GmbH
    Inventors: Gábor Erdei, Ferenc Ujhelyi
  • Patent number: D655620
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Medtech Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Marlies van Dulleman, Marte den Hollander, Annemieke Westerink