Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Gail E. Poulos
  • Patent number: 8252291
    Abstract: Novel bacteriocins produced by novel bacterial strains are used for at least reducing the levels of colonization by at least one target bacteria in animals, especially poultry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignees: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture, State Research Center for Applied Microbiology & Biotechnology, Ministry of Health & Social Development, RF, as represented by the Director of the State Research Center for Microbiology & Biotechnology, Ministry of Health & Social Development, RF
    Inventors: Norman J Stern, Edward A Svetoch, Boris V Eruslanov, Vladimir V Perelygin, Vladimir P Levchuk, Nikolay N Urakov, Larisa I Volodina, Yuri N. Kovalev, Tamara Y. Kudryavtseva, Victor D. Pokhilenko, Valery N. Borzenkov, Olga E. Svetoch, Eugeni V. Mitsevich, Irina P. Mitsevich
  • Patent number: 8246931
    Abstract: A method for using bird eggs to detect the presence of at least one botulinum toxin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: Richard J. Buhr, Dianna V. Bourassa, Larry J. Richardson, Lynda C. Kelley, Nelson A. Cox, Jr., Robert W. Phillips
  • Patent number: 8226938
    Abstract: A biopesticide formulation using isolates of the fungus Beauveria bassiana has been developed, which can be used to control arachnid infestations of honeybee hives. The formulation is particularly useful for controlling infestations of Varroa destructor in honey bee hives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: William G. Meikle, Christian Nansen
  • Patent number: 7796241
    Abstract: An avian eggshell egg-check/crack detection system was developed to aide official egg graders. It includes an imaging system and a device to produce negative pressure in an egg chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: Kurt C. Lawrence, Seung C. Yoon, Gerald W. Heitschmidt, Deana Jones, Bosoon Park, Vernon A. Savage
  • Patent number: 7321024
    Abstract: Novel bacteriocins produced by novel bacterial strains are used for at least reducing the levels of colonization by at least one target bacteria in animals, especially poultry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2008
    Inventors: Norman J. Stern, Edward A. Svetoch, Nikolay N. Urakov, Boris V. Eruslanov, Larisa I. Volodina, Yuri N. Kovalev, Tamara Y. Kudryavtseva, Vladimir V. Perelygin, Victor D. Pokhilenko, Vladimir P. Levchuk, Valery N. Borzenkov, Olga E. Svetoch, Eugeni V. Mitsevich, Irina P. Mitsevich
  • Patent number: 6800279
    Abstract: Compositions and methods employing the compositions for attracting arthropods. The compositions comprise at least one compound of formula I and at least one compound from group II.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2004
    Assignees: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Agriculture, University of Florida
    Inventors: Ulrich R. Bernier, Donald R. Barnard, Matthew M. Booth, Daniel L. Kline, Kenneth H. Posey, Richard A. Yost
  • Patent number: 6773914
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a transformation system for making transgenic organisms that includes a vector containing a modified piggyBac transposon into which is inserted an enhanced green fluorescent protein gene linked to a polyubiquitin promoter sequence and a nuclear localizing sequence; and a helper transposase vector that includes an hsp70 promoter sequence upstream of the putative piggyBac promoter that increases the transformation frequency of this system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventor: Alfred M. Handler
  • Patent number: 6707384
    Abstract: A system for automated monitoring of pest insects in stored products to help identify insect species and improve reliability across adverse external conditions, including environmental, biological and aging. The system includes sensor units having a microcontroller which collects, analyzes, and stores data from a signal pulse created by an insect falling through the sensor unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2004
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Department of Agriculture
    Inventors: Dennis Shuman, R. David Crompton
  • Patent number: 6696562
    Abstract: A unique turkey astrovirus has been isolated and sequenced. Primers and probes have been developed using the isolated nucleic acid sequence of the astrovirus and a reverse transcriptase PCR has been developed to detect the presence of avian astrovirus in commercial flocks. Furthermore, purified antigenic polypeptides have been synthesized from each of the open reading frames 1a,1b and 2 of the novel virus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Assignees: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture, University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Stacey Schultz-Cherry, Laura Kelley, Matthew Koci, Bruce S. Seal
  • Patent number: 6691563
    Abstract: A universal calibration method and apparatus for nondestructive real time determination of moisture content in particulate or granular materials by radio-frequency sensors is described which is bulk-density and material-independent and remains valid across instruments of different designs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Department of Agriculture
    Inventors: Samir Trabelsi, Stuart O. Nelson, Andrzej W. Kraszewski
  • Patent number: 6608039
    Abstract: The invention relates to an improved process for the synthesis and application of sugar esters, that are useful as effective, environmentally-safe pesticides for the control of soft-bodied arthropod pests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2003
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventor: Orestes T. Chortyk
  • Patent number: 6605598
    Abstract: The invention relates to an improved process for the synthesis and application of sugar esters, that are useful as effective, environmentally-safe pesticides for the control of soft-bodied arthropod pests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2003
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventor: Orestes T. Chortyk
  • Patent number: 6605283
    Abstract: The nucleic acid and the corresponding amino acid sequence for the attachment glycoprotein of Avian Metapneumovirus (Colorado) Type C strain is provided. The nucleotide sequence is 1,321 base pairs with only one substantial open reading frame encoding a glycoprotein of about 435 amino acids with a predicted Mr of about 48,483 and a net charge of about 23.15 at neutral pH.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2003
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: Bruce S. Seal, Rene Alvarez
  • Patent number: 6587575
    Abstract: Imaging systems, containing at least one charge-coupled device detector, are used for determining contamination of foodstuffs, such as for example, animal carcasses. Image processing algorithms allow for the identification of contaminants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2003
    Assignees: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture, University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc., ProVision Technologies Division Institute for Technology Development
    Inventors: William R. Windham, Kurt C. Lawrence, Bosoon Park, Luis A. Martinez, Mark A. Lanoue, David A. Smith, Jerry Heitschmidt, Gavin H. Poole
  • Patent number: 6551825
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to nucleic acid and amino acid sequences for transformation constructs containing piggyBac or tagalong transposable elements. These constructs allow for the precise excision and insertion of heterologous DNA into a host cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2003
    Assignees: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture, University of Florida
    Inventors: Paul D Shirk, Malcolm J. Fraser, Teresa A. Elick, Omaththage P. Perera
  • Patent number: 6524601
    Abstract: Pesticidal and/or antimicrobial biological agent-infected arthropod cadavers are formulated by applying a coating agent once on the surface of the cadaver which either (a) prevents the cadavers from sticking together and/or rupturing or (b) acts as an adhesive for a powder or granule applied to the cadaver to prevent sticking and rupturing. The formulated cadavers maintain or improve infectivity, reproducibility, and survivability. The formulated cadavers can be partially desiccated to improve on shelf-life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2003
    Assignees: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture, Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties, Inc.
    Inventors: David I. Shapiro, Robert Behle, Michael R. McGuire, Edwin E. Lewis
  • Patent number: 6521454
    Abstract: Although the present invention has been described with reference to specific details of certain embodiments thereof, it is not intended that such details should be regarded as limitations upon the scope of the invention except as and to the extent that they are included in the accompanying claims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2003
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: James J. Becnel, Fukuda Tukuo, Bettina Moser, Andrew Cockburn, Susan E. White, Albert H. Undeen
  • Patent number: 6493363
    Abstract: A system for automated monitoring of pest insects having sensor units which include an insect electrocutor trap modified by the inclusion of electronic circuitry to sense, count and store the numbers of insects killed by it. The numbers of insects can be displayed at the electrocutor and/or transmitted to a remote computer that can acquire and time-stamp counts from thousands of distributed electrocutors for subsequent analysis and display. The data from the units is transmitted through a communications system which is organized into a two or more levels of multiplexing modules. Each multiplexing module has a plurality of inputs from next level multiplexing modules, with the exception of the last level multiplexing modules. The last level multiplexing modules have a plurality of inputs from sensor modules outputting data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2002
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of Agricultural
    Inventors: Dennis Shuman, David K. Weaver, Aharon Dagan
  • Patent number: 6368847
    Abstract: A composition for recovery and enumeration of Campylobacter species that includes a selective Campylobacter medium plus an indicator, 2,3,5-triphenyltetrazolium chloride. Improved selective media including the indicator, contains a nutrient medium with an energy source, agar, a reducing agent, and selective agents. The selective agents are a mixture of agents selected from cycloheximide, cefoperazone, vancomycin, trimethoprim, polymyxin B; rifampicin, amphotericin, cefoperazone, vancomycin, trimethoprim, and nystatin. The salts of these agents are also useful.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2002
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: John Eric Line, Johnna Kennedy Garrish, Kirsten Elizabeth Glassmoyer Pearson
  • Patent number: 6316017
    Abstract: The present invention describes a composition which includes a binder, a pigment, an insect toxicant, an insect feeding stimulant or a toxicant regeneration enhancer, and an ingredient which is both a filler and a thickener. The composition may be applied to a solid substrate to reproduce an article of manufacture which is both attractive and toxic to insect pests and therefore useful for insect control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2001
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: Gerald Hopkins McKibben, James Winfred Smith, William Lawrence McGovern