Patents Assigned to Dow AgroSciences LLC
  • Publication number: 20190335748
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an aqueous agrochemical spray solution containing an agrochemical active and a surfactant. The spray solution comprises a dispersed phase comprising dispersed particles which have an average particle size between 1 to 100 microns and the concentration of said dispersed particles is from about 0.001 to 5 wt %. The aqueous agrochemical spray solution is capable of reducing the volume of the fine droplets in mist whose size is less than 150 microns during spraying by at least 20% compared to the same aqueous spray solution without the presence of the surfactant. The present invention also relates to a method of reducing the spray drift of an aqueous agrochemical spray solution upon spraying with a spraying apparatus. The method includes adding the surfactant to the aqueous agrochemical spray solution in an amount effective to form the dispersed phase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicants: AKZO NOBEL CHEMICALS INTERNATIONAL B.V., DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: Jinxia Susan SUN, Shawn ZHU, Martin W. MURRAY, Marcus BOONE, Michael WALTERS, Qingwen Wendy YUAN-HUFFMAN, Christine PUGLISI, Brandon Matthew DOWNER, Stephen L. WILSON
  • Patent number: 10458797
    Abstract: Systems and methods for adjusting or providing instructions to spraying systems are provided. In an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure, an apparatus to identify sensitive areas is provided. The apparatus comprising: a module to electronically receive sensitive area information, the sensitive area information related to one or more sensitive areas proximate to a first specified location; a module to electronically receive an identity of a first substance to be sprayed at the first specified location; and an alert mechanism to provide an indication of a first sensitive area proximate to the first specified location which is sensitive to the first substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: David E. Hillger, Tammie J. Jones-Jefferson, Damon M. Palmer
  • Patent number: 10457955
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns compositions and methods for promoting transcription of a nucleotide sequence in a plant or plant cell, employing a promoter from a Panicum virgatum (Pavir.Cb02009) egg cell gene. Some embodiments relate to a promoter from a Panicum virgatum (Pavir.Cb02009) egg cell gene that functions in plants to promote transcription of operably linked nucleotide sequences. Other embodiments relate to a 3? UTR from a Panicum virgatum (Pavir.Cb02009) egg cell gene that functions in plants to promote transcription of operably linked nucleotide sequences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Sandeep Kumar, Pierluigi Barone, Daren Hemingway, Emily Etchison, Andrew Asberry, Heather Pence, Andrew J. Bowling
  • Patent number: 10455836
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are herbicidal compositions comprising a herbicidally effective amount of (a) a pyridine carboxylic acid herbicide or an agriculturally acceptable N-oxide, salt, or ester thereof, and (b) a photosystem II inhibitor, or an agriculturally acceptable salt or ester thereof. Also disclosed herein are methods of controlling undesirable vegetation which comprise applying to vegetation or an area adjacent the vegetation or applying to soil or water to prevent the emergence or growth of vegetation (a) a pyridine carboxylic acid herbicide or an agriculturally acceptable N-oxide, salt, or ester thereof, and (b) a photosystem II inhibitor, or an agriculturally acceptable salt or ester thereof, wherein (a) and (b) are each added in an amount sufficient to provide a herbicidal effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Norbert M. Satchivi, Bryston L. Bangel, Paul R. Schmitzer
  • Patent number: 10455835
    Abstract: A new method for the control and prevention of sugar beet leaf spot caused by Cercospora beticola (CERCBE) in a sugar beet plant has been discovered. The method involves applying effective amounts of Formula I to sugar beets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: David Ouimette, John Todd Mathieson, Greg Kemmitt
  • Patent number: 10455834
    Abstract: Soybean event 9582.816.15.1 comprises genes encoding Cry1 F, Cry1 Ac (synpro), and PAT, affording insect resistance and herbicide tolerance to soybean crops containing the event, and enabling methods for crop protection and protection of stored products. Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a new insect resistant and herbicide tolerant transgenic soybean transformation event, designated soybean event pDAB9582.816.15.1, comprising cry1 F v3 (cry1 F), cry1 Ac synpro (cry1 Ac) and pat v6 (pat), as described herein, inserted into a specific site within the genome of a soybean cell. Representative soybean seed has been deposited with American Type Culture Collection (ATCC) with the Accession No. ATCC Deposit No. PTA-12588. The DNA of soybean plants containing this event includes the junction/flanking sequences described herein that characterize the location of the inserted DNA within the soybean genome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Nathan Bard, Gregory A. Bradfisch, Yunxing Cory Cui, James E. Dripps, Thomas Hoffman, Dayakar Pareddy, Dawn M. Parkhurst, Sandra G. Toledo, Barry Wiggins, Ning Zhou, Aaron T. Woosley
  • Patent number: 10450549
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the use of a grass-active herbicide postemergently applied to AAD1-transformed turfgrasses to selectively control grass weeds in a turf grass crop. Also described is the use of AAD1 as a selectable marker in the production of transgenic turfgrass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Carla N. Yerkes, Barbara A. Zilinskas, Donald J. Merlo, Terry R. Wright, Justin Lira, Nicole Arnold, Gary D. Thompson, Ning Zhou, Andrew Worden
  • Patent number: 10450577
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns compositions and methods for promoting transcription of a nucleotide sequence in a plant or plant cell, employing a promoter from a Panicum virgatum metallothionein-like gene (mtl). Some embodiments relate to a promoter from a Panicum virgatum metallothionein-like gene (mtl) that functions in plants to promote transcription of operably linked nucleotide sequences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Sandeep Kumar, Daren Hemingway, Carla Ausmus, Andrew F. Worden, Andrew Asberry
  • Patent number: 10448638
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are herbicidal compositions comprising a herbicidally effective amount of (a) a pyridine carboxylic acid herbicide or an agriculturally acceptable N-oxide, salt, or ester thereof, and (b) an acetolactate synthase (ALS) inhibitor or an agriculturally acceptable salt or ester thereof. Also disclosed herein are methods of controlling undesirable vegetation which comprise applying to vegetation or an area adjacent the vegetation or applying to soil or water to prevent the emergence or growth of vegetation (a) a pyridine carboxylic acid herbicide or an agriculturally acceptable N-oxide, salt, or ester thereof, and (b) an acetolactate synthase (ALS) inhibitor or an agriculturally acceptable salt or ester thereof, wherein (a) and (b) are each added in an amount sufficient to provide a herbicidal effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Norbert M. Satchivi, Bryston L. Bangel, Jennifer Lynn Ransberger
  • Patent number: 10443070
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns nucleic acid molecules and methods of use thereof for control of pathogens through RNA interference-mediated inhibition of target coding and transcribed non-coding sequences in pathogens. The disclosure also concerns methods for applying dsRNA through formulations and/or transgenic plants that express nucleic acid molecules useful for the control of pathogens, and the plant cells and plants obtained thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Javier A. Delgado, Justin M. Lira, Chaoxian Geng, Tony K. Trullinger
  • Patent number: 10443067
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns compositions and methods for promoting transcription of a nucleotide sequence in a plant or plant cell, employing a promoter from a Brachypodium distachyon metallothionein-like gene (mtl). Some embodiments relate to a promoter from a Brachypodium distachyon metallothionein-like gene (mtl) that functions in plants to promote transcription of operably linked nucleotide sequences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Sandeep Kumar, Daren Hemingway, Carla Ausmus, Andrew F. Worden, Andrew Asberry
  • Patent number: 10443065
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns compositions and methods for promoting transcription and translation of a nucleotide sequence in a plant or plant cell, employing a promoter and/or a 3?UTR from Zea mays Zrp2 gene. Some embodiments relate to a promoter from a Zea mays Zrp2 gene that is operably linked to a Zea mays Ubiquitin 1 intron and functions in plants to promote transcription of operably linked nucleotide sequences. Other embodiments relate to a 3? UTR from a Zea mays Zrp2 gene that functions in plants to terminate transcription of operably linked nucleotide sequences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Delkin O. Gonzalez, Megan Sopko, Jeffrey Church, James Patrick Connell, Kristina M. Woodall, David Mann
  • Patent number: 10433557
    Abstract: Insecticidal toxins derived from Bacillus thuringiensis, polynucleotides encoding such toxins, use of such toxins to control Coleopteran plant pests, and transgenic plants that produce, and are protected, by these toxins are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth E. Narva, Huarong Li, Sek Yee Tan, Tao Xu, Vimbai Chikwana, Kuan Yang, Marc D. Zack, Sarah E. Worden
  • Patent number: 10435687
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns nucleic acid molecules and methods of use thereof for control of coleopteran pests through RNA interference-mediated inhibition of target coding and transcribed non-coding sequences in coleopteran pests. The disclosure also concerns methods for making transgenic plants that express nucleic acid molecules useful for the control of coleopteran pests, and the plant cells and plants obtained thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignees: Dow AgroSciences LLC, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e. V.
    Inventors: Kenneth E. Narva, Sarah E. Worden, Meghan L. Frey, Murugesan Rangasamy, Kanika Arora, Balaji Veeramani, Premchand Gandra, Andreas Vilcinskas, Eileen Knorr
  • Patent number: 10433555
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to picolinamides of Formula I and their use as fungicides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Karla Bravo-Altamirano, Kyle A. Dekorver, David M. Jones, John F. Daeuble, Sr., Jessica Herrick, Jeffrey B. Epp, Johnathan E. Delorbe, Kevin G. Meyer, Chenglin Yao
  • Patent number: 10428337
    Abstract: Provided are constructs and methods for expressing a transgene in plant cells and/or plant tissues using gene regulatory elements obtained from Brassica napus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Holly Jean Butler, Scott Alan Bevan, Cory M. Larsen, William Moskal, Delkin Orlando Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 10428339
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns compositions and methods for targeting peptides, polypeptides, and proteins to plastids of plastid-containing cells. In some embodiments, the disclosure concerns chloroplast transit peptides that may direct a polypeptide to a plastid, and nucleic acid molecules encoding the same. In some embodiments, the disclosure concerns methods for producing a transgenic plant material (e.g., a transgenic plant) comprising a chloroplast transit peptide, as well as plant materials produced by such methods, and plant commodity products produced therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Justin M. Lira, Robert Cicchillo, Carla N. Yerkes, Andrew E. Robinson
  • Patent number: 10421972
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns compositions and methods for targeting peptides, polypeptides, and proteins to plastids of plastid-containing cells. In some embodiments, the disclosure concerns chloroplast transit peptides that may direct a polypeptide to a plastid, and nucleic acid molecules encoding the same. In some embodiments, the disclosure concerns methods for producing a transgenic plant material (e.g., a transgenic plant) comprising a chloroplast transit peptide, as well as plant materials produced by such methods, and plant commodity products produced therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Justin M. Lira, Robert Cicchillo, Carla N. Yerkes, Andrew E. Robinson
  • Patent number: 10415046
    Abstract: The present invention claims methods for the stable integration of exogenous DNA into a specific locus, E32, in the maize genome through the use of zinc finger nucleases. Maize plants and plant parts that were transformed by the methods of the invention are claimed. The invention is useful for creating desirable traits such as herbicide resistance, herbicide tolerance, insect resistance, insect tolerance, disease resistance, disease tolerance, stress tolerance, and stress resistance in maize The E32 locus represents a superior site for inserting foreign genes because native agronomic phenotypes are not disturbed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: W. Michael Ainley, James W. Bing, David R. Corbin, Steven L. Evans, Joseph F. Petolino, Lakshmi Sastry-Dent, Steven A. Thompson, Steven R. Webb, Mary E. Welter, Ning Zhou
  • Patent number: 10415049
    Abstract: Provided are constructs and methods for expressing a transgene in plant cells and/or plant tissues using gene regulatory elements obtained from Brassica napus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Holly Jean Butler, Scott Alan Bevan, Cory M. Larsen, William Moskal, Delkin Orlando Gonzalez