Patents Assigned to OMS Investments, Inc.
  • Patent number: 11338313
    Abstract: An applicator comprises a housing having a liquid input, a pump, a motor, and a power source; a trigger for providing selective control over the pump; a wand hingedly connected to the housing; and a nozzle coupled to the wand for discharging liquid from the applicator. The nozzle and the liquid input are in fluid communication via the pump and various conduits of the applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: OMS Investments, Inc.
    Inventors: Randy M. Goodwin, Paul Havlovitz, Sean David Montag, Jay F. Perkins
  • Patent number: 11252952
    Abstract: A trap has a housing including an entrance. Internally, the trap has a trigger structure including a trigger plate and a latch mechanism, coupled with the housing; and a pivoting structure pivotally coupled with the housing and adapted to releasably engage with the latch mechanism of the trigger structure. When the trap is triggered by a rodent, the pivoting structure disengages from the latch mechanism and the pivoting structure pivots towards a rear wall of the housing and the trigger plate, and the trigger plate pivots toward the pivoting structure, moving the rodent against towards the rear wall of the housing and trapping the rodent between the pivoting structure and the rear wall. Once the trap is triggered, the rodent is contained and in most cases, killed, within the trap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: OMS Investments, Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Walsh, Paul R. Zeamer, Daniel C. Johnson
  • Patent number: 11208360
    Abstract: Compositions of a slow-release nitrogen-containing fertilizer and iron chelated to an aminopolycarboxylic acid or a polycarboxylic acid. The composition can be useful as a fertilizer for rapid greening of turfgrass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: OMS INVESTMENTS, INC.
    Inventors: James Liang-Hiong Chia, John Koenig
  • Patent number: 11185066
    Abstract: A rodent trap covered base defines an enclosed interior accessible through a sliding plastic tunnel defining a passageway for rodents into the interior. The tunnel has a projecting strike member, and is biased by an underlying spring to a retracted position. A trigger engaging member extends from the tunnel to be retained by a catch on a trigger mounted to the base. When a rodent passes through the tunnel into the base interior, it is directed by barriers towards a rodent attracting bait. To reach the bait, the rodent must press against a pivotably mounted trigger, thereby dislodging the trigger from the trigger engaging member which releases the tunnel to be driven by the spring to retract along parallel tracks to bring the strike plate forcibly against the rodent within the trap, usually killing it, and closing the trap, which is then presented covered within the trap for disposal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: OMS Investments, Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Walsh, Daniel C. Johnson
  • Patent number: 11172668
    Abstract: A window mounted fly trap includes a frame comprising a top surface, a bottom surface disposed on a side of the frame opposite the top surface, and a mount extending from the bottom surface away from the frame. The frame defines an interior and the mount is constructed to detachably mount to a window surface. The trap also includes a cover attached to the top surface of the frame enclosing the interior at the top surface of the frame, the cover comprising an adhesive fly capture surface configured to face the window surface, the frame, cover, and window surface defining therein a fly capture chamber. The trap further includes at least one ingress in the frame for permitting flies to enter the fly capture chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: OMS Investments, Inc.
    Inventors: Ervin Kovacs, Alan L. Vaudry, Mark L. Foster, John H. Borden
  • Patent number: 11162113
    Abstract: The invention provides for an expression cassette comprising a gibberellic acid 2-oxidase gene, and turfgrass plants comprising said cassette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: OMS INVESTMENTS, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Harriman, Lisa Lee, Rebecca Torisky
  • Patent number: 11154015
    Abstract: A plant growing system includes an outer shell, the outer shell being biodegradable, a rooting material, the rooting material comprising external ribbing, the external ribbing forming gaps between the outer shell and the rooting material when the rooting material is inserted in the outer shell, and one or more of a fertilizer, a nutrient, or a seed. The outer shell and the rooting material form a water reservoir, the water reservoir in communication with the gaps and, prior to the plant growing system being watered, comprising the fertilizer or nutrient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: OMS Investments, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Gerard Prinster, Bradley Alan Schultz, Kimberly Ann Rygielski, Matthew L. Phillips, Robert H. Bruno, Philip J. Nathan, Tara Marie Zasadzinski, Ashley E. Alexander, Sara Ann Gordon
  • Patent number: 11091404
    Abstract: Methods of forming a fertilizer composition having slow-release nitrogen compounds with a molten process are disclosed. The methods include mixing of a crystalline polyethylene wax with urea and formaldehyde to form a molten methylene urea mixture. The contents of the molten methylene urea mixture react to form slow-release nitrogen compounds. Fertilizer compositions formed of or including the slow-release nitrogen compounds are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: OMS Investments, Inc.
    Inventor: Harold E. Thompson
  • Patent number: 10856479
    Abstract: Various embodiments include a container for hydroponically growing plants. The container has a bottom surface and an open top surface and a fluid reservoir having at least a portion of the volume between the bottom surface and the top surface. A pump is positioned at a bottom portion of the fluid reservoir. A length of tubing connects the pump to a valve that is further connected to additional tubing. A plurality of jets are connected to the additional tubing to spray fluid internal to the fluid reservoir. Further, there is a support structure, configured to fit into the open top surface, that has support components for interconnecting a plurality of openings and supporting the plurality of jets. Finally, a cover plate is configured to fit over the support structure in the open top surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignees: HGCI, Inc., OMS Investments, Inc.
    Inventors: Randy M. Goodwin, Robert W. Harriman, Bradley A. Schultz, Jennifer D. Orsi, Charles H. Ostman, Jay F. Perkins, John P. Cichello, II
  • Patent number: 10822290
    Abstract: Compositions comprising urea containing fertilizer (e.g., urea fertilizers or urea formaldehyde reaction product fertilizers such as urea-formaldehyde fertilizer or methylene urea fertilizers) and rice hulls, as well as methods of making and using such compositions are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: OMS Investments, Inc.
    Inventor: Harold E. Thompson
  • Patent number: 10791728
    Abstract: A bait station having an enclosed housing defining an internal volume is disclosed, wherein the internal volume is divided by a partition wall defining a main chamber and an electronics compartment. The electronics compartment has a wireless communication module including a computer processor and transceiver. The main chamber has a single access for a targeted type of pest and a bait access door. A bait platform is located within the main chamber, and a bait monitoring sensor is also located within the main chamber. The bait monitoring sensor is communicatively coupled with the wireless communication module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: OMS Investments, Inc.
    Inventors: Ashley Zirkle, Charles Evan Meyers
  • Patent number: D899299
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: OMS Investments, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Craig, Bradley Schultz, Angie Gray, Whitney Maiden, Ryan Berger, Sean Montag
  • Patent number: D909421
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: OMS Investments, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul E. Hsu, Ryan R. Berger, Daniel Wisniewski, Johannes Hertrich, John Knittle, Eric Glassner
  • Patent number: D916569
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: OMS Investments, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul E. Hsu, Ryan R. Berger, Chris C. Cicenas, Daniel Wisniewski
  • Patent number: D922523
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: OMS Investments, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul M. Havlovitz, Derek Jordan Recker, David Slade Simpson, Michael Thomas Kopczewski, Jay F. Perkins
  • Patent number: D926627
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: OMS Investments, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Craig, Bradley Schultz, Angie Gray, Whitney Maiden, Ryan Berger, Sean Montag
  • Patent number: D936109
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: OMS Investments, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul E. Hsu, Ryan R. Berger, Daniel Wisniewski, Johannes Hertrich, John Knittle, Eric Glassner
  • Patent number: D938239
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: OMS Investments, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul E. Hsu, Ryan R. Berger, Chris C. Cicenas, Daniel Wisniewski
  • Patent number: D941423
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: OMS Investments, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul M. Havlovitz, Derek Jordan Recker, David Slade Simpson, Michael Thomas Kopczewski, Jay F. Perkins
  • Patent number: D943430
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: OMS Investments, Inc.
    Inventors: Mercedes Mane, Dyson Singer, Kannan Puthuval