Patents Examined by Alton N. Pryor
  • Patent number: 11180727
    Abstract: The invention relates to a biological means for improving the yield of cultivated plants. The areas of application of the invention are agriculture, horticulture and plant protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: ABiTEP GmbH
    Inventors: Rainer Borriss, Kristin Dietel, Paul Beifort
  • Patent number: 11178877
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of treating seed, comprising applying at least one plant treatment agent to said seed; and applying a dry formulation comprising/consisting of spores of P. bilaii and talc powder to said seed. The invention furthermore relates to a formulation for use in seed treatment comprising spores of P. bilaii and talc powder, seed treated with such formulation and methods of improving applicability and quality of P. bilaii spores and methods of improving plant growth, plant health or plant vigor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Bayer CropScience Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Arite Wolf, Krista Anderson
  • Patent number: 11178823
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for delivering a substance into a plant. The systems and methods include a light energy that is applied to a first area on the plant to create a first indentation. The first indentation can be a minor incision or a rupture of a portion of the first area. Once the first indentation is created, a first dosage of the substance is applied to the first area in an amount effective to promote a biological response of the plant. It is contemplated that at least a portion of the substance is absorbed by the plant via the first indentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Premier Citrus ApZ, LLC
    Inventor: Gregory P. Drouillard
  • Patent number: 11178873
    Abstract: Disclosed are compounds of Formula (1), including all stereoisomers, N-oxides, and salts thereof, (Formula (1)) wherein G, J, Q1, R4, Y2, Q2, R5 and Y1 are as defined in the disclosure. Also disclosed are compositions containing the compounds of Formula (1) and methods for controlling undesired vegetation comprising contacting the undesired vegetation or its environment with an effective amount of a compound or a composition of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: FMC Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Duncan Satterfield, Thomas Martin Stevenson
  • Patent number: 11172679
    Abstract: Spray drift during the application of agricultural chemicals is reduced by incorporating a self-emulsifiable ester into the liquid to be sprayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Corteva Agriscience LLC
    Inventors: Kuide Qin, Holger Tank, Stephen L. Wilson, Lei Liu, David G. Ouse, Mei Li
  • Patent number: 11166459
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for increasing tolerance to abiotic stresses in plants are provided. One embodiment provides a method for increasing salt tolerance in a plant by treating the plant with an amount of 2-keto-4-methylthiobutyric acid (KMBA) effective to increase salt tolerance in the plant relative to an untreated plant. Typically KMBA is in an aqueous solution used to irrigate the plant, seed, or seedling. In a preferred embodiment, the aqueous solution is a salt solution, including but not limited to seawater. The KMBA is typically present in the aqueous solution at 1.0 to 250 nM, preferably at least 100 nM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Heribert Hirt, Axel de Zelicourt, Maged Saad
  • Patent number: 11168035
    Abstract: An aqueous suspension includes, in weight percent with respect to the total weight of the suspension, at least 10% of at least one metal in the form of salt and/or oxide and/or hydroxide, at least 3.5% of at least one polyphenol and from 0.05 to 10% of at least one dispersing agent. A process for the production of an aqueous suspension includes, in weight percent with respect to the total weight of the suspension, at least 10% of at least one metal in the form of salt and/or oxide and/or hydroxide, at least 3.5% of at least one polyphenol and from 0.05 to 10% of at least one dispersing agent, which includes a mixing step of the at least one metal, the at least one polyphenol, the at least one dispersing agent, and any other further components in water. The aqueous suspension can be used as fertilizer and/or phytoprotective agent of a plant by application of the aqueous suspension of the invention to the plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: SCL ITALIA S.P.A.
    Inventors: Lorenzo Cavallaro, Sandro Gualerci, Paolo Bonini
  • Patent number: 11160280
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the compounds of formula (I), and the N-oxides, stereoisomers, tautomers and agriculturally or veterinarily acceptable salts thereof wherein the variables are defined according to the description, The compounds of formula (I), as well as the N-oxides, stereoisomers, tautomers and agriculturally or veterinarily acceptable salts thereof, are useful for combating or controlling invertebrate pests, in particular arthropod pests and nematodes. The invention also relates to a method for controlling invertebrate pests by using these compounds and to plant propagation material and to an agricultural and a veterinary composition comprising said compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Arun Narine, Ashokkumar Adisechan, Devendra Vyas, Gopal Krishna Datta, Ramakrishnan Vallinayagam, Rupsha Chaudhuri, Sunderraman Sambasivan
  • Patent number: 11161843
    Abstract: Provided is a heterocyclic compound which exhibits an excellent controlling effect against harmful arthropods. In particular, provided is a heterocyclic compound represented by formula (I), wherein Q denotes a group represented by Q1 or the like, A2 denotes a nitrogen atom or CR4a, A3 denotes a nitrogen atom or CR4b, A4 denotes a nitrogen atom or CR4c, and T denotes a C1-C10 linear hydrocarbon group having one or more halogen atoms, or the like. Also provided is a composition that contains this compound and one or more components selected from the group consisting of group (a), group (b), group (c), group (d) and group (e) as listed in the description.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Ryota Maehata, Masaru Shimomura
  • Patent number: 11155517
    Abstract: This invention related to 4-substituted phenylamine derivatives of the general formula (I), wherein R1 to R9 and A have the meanings as defined in description. The invention further relates to methods for their preparation and use of said compounds to fight undesired phytopathogenic microorganisms, and agents for said purpose, comprising said phenylamine derivatives, all according to the invention. This invention further relates to a method for fighting undesired phytopathogenic microorganisms by application of said 4-substituted phenylamine derivatives of general formula (I) to such undesired microorganisms and/or to their habitat, according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: PI INDUSTRIES LTD.
    Inventors: Maruti N. Naik, Vishal Ashok Mahajan, Mahesh Prakash More, Avinash Desai, Manoj Ganpat Kale, Sulur G. Manjunatha, Hagalavadi M. Venkatesha, Santosh Shridhar Autkar, Ruchi Garg, Jatin Samanta, Alexander G. M. Klausener, Konstantin Poscharny
  • Patent number: 11147267
    Abstract: A method for modulating the release rate of microencapsulated active ingredients comprising the following steps: I) preparation of an aqueous suspension A) comprising microcapsules of at least one active ingredient, II) preparation of a liquid emulsifiable in water, component B), comprising a solvent of the active ingredient and at least a surfactant, III) water, component C), for diluting to the application dose the active ingredient, and mixing A), B) and C).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: SIPCAM OXON S.P.A.
    Inventors: Carlotta Gobbi, Lucio Bassetti, Valerio Borzatta, Marco Bernardini, Francesca Borgo, Luigi Capuzzi
  • Patent number: 11140903
    Abstract: Provided are methods for reducing the occurrence of sudden death syndrome in plants, such as soybeans, using compounds of the general formula (I).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Bayer CropScience LP
    Inventors: Jennifer Riggs, David Doran
  • Patent number: 11142519
    Abstract: Compounds of formula (I) as defined herein, to processes for preparing them, to pesticidal, in particular insecticidal, acaricidal, molluscicidal and nematicidal compositions comprising them and to methods of using them to combat and control pests such as insect, acarine, mollusc and nematode pests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: SYNGENTA PARTICIPATIONS AG
    Inventors: Myriem El Qacemi, Aurelien Bigot, Andrew Edmunds, Julien Daniel Henri Gagnepain, André Jeanguenat, Thomas Pitterna, André Stoller, Davide Sabbadin, Regis Jean Georges Mondiere, Denis Gribkov
  • Patent number: 11134688
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for indirectly reducing incidence of fungal pathogen infection in a plant are disclosed, wherein the fungal pathogen may be Botrytis, Macrophomina, Rhizoctonia, Sclerotinia, or Verticillium. The compositions comprise pasteurized microalgae cells in an amount effective to reduce incidence of the fungal pathogen in a plant compared to a substantially identical population of untreated plants. The composition treatment can include at least one microalgae such as Aurantiochytrium, Galdieria, Scenedesmus, Haematococcus, Isochrysis, Spirulina or any combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Heliae Development, LLC
    Inventors: Laura Carney, Edgard Jauregui, Michael Miller
  • Patent number: 11134679
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for growing a plant, including bringing a lignin decomposition product having an aldehyde yield by alkaline nitrobenzene oxidation of 10% by mass or more into contact with the plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Ishihara, Akihiro Tanoue
  • Patent number: 11134682
    Abstract: The invention relates to a liquid dispersion comprising (i) at least one growth regulator which has a solubility in vegetable oil of about 0.1 wt % or less; (ii) an organic hydrophobic carrier, preferably a vegetable oil, hydrocarbon oil or paraffin oil, or a derivative thereof; wherein the at least one growth regulator which is insoluble or unstable in water, is present in the liquid dispersion in an amount exceeding 0.1 wt %; and wherein more than 90% of the particles of said growth regulator has a particle size of between 1-7 ?m; wherein the dispersion further comprises (iii) an emulsifier which stabilizes the dispersion in the organic carrier, and which causes the concentrate to be water miscible and self-emulsifying when diluted in water in a suitable dilution, such as for example a 1:50 dilution or higher dilution; wherein the dispersion is essentially water free.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Fine Agrochemicals Limited
    Inventors: Philip Simon Wikeley, Graham David Seaman, Wim Aelbrecht, Joëlle Reignard
  • Patent number: 11135196
    Abstract: The study shows that ascorbic acid and its combination with some natural compounds could be included in developing preventive and therapeutic approaches toward the current pandemic. Some natural compounds were effective in lowering ACE2 cellular expression, with the highest inhibitory effects observed for baicalin (75%) and theaflavin (50%). Significantly, combinations of these and other test compounds with ascorbic acid further decreased ACE2 expression. The highest impact of ascorbate on ACE2 expression was noted when combined with theaflavin (decrease from 50% to 87%), zinc aspartate (decrease from 22% to 62%), and with 10-undecenoic acid (from 18% to 53%). Our study provides valuable experimental confirmation of the efficacy of micronutrients in controlling ACE2 expression—the coronavirus cellular “entry” point. It further validates the importance of nutrient interactions in various aspects of cellular metabolism and in considering potential therapeutic applications of nutrient-based approaches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Inventor: Matthias W Rath
  • Patent number: 11129388
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to solid herbicidal concentrate compositions comprising one or more herbicide salts, particularly salts of acidic herbicides such as glyphosate salts, glufosinate salts, and/or various auxin herbicide salts. The present invention further relates to various processes for preparing the solid herbicidal concentrate compositions as well as methods of using the solid herbicidal concentrate compositions to prepare herbicidal application mixtures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Andrew D. Dyszlewski, Todd C. Friedman, Phillip K. Lee, Alison MacInnes
  • Patent number: 11129386
    Abstract: Compounds of the formula (I) wherein the substituents are as defined in claim 1. Furthermore, the present invention relates to agrochemical compositions which comprise compounds of formula (I), to preparation of these compositions, and to the use of the compounds or compositions in agriculture or horticulture for combating, preventing or controlling infestation of plants, harvested food crops, seeds or non-living materials by phytopathogenic microorganisms, in particular fungi.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: SYNGENTA PARTICIPATIONS AG
    Inventors: Farhan Bou Hamdan, Laura Quaranta, Matthias Weiss
  • Patent number: 11123765
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for the production of granulated seed comprising seed kernels which are coated with a coating layer, the process comprising the following steps: providing seed kernels, applying a binder to the seed kernels, giving rise to seed kernels coated with a binder, and applying a coating composition comprising silica to the seed kernels coated with binder, giving rise to seed kernels coated with a coating layer. The invention furthermore relates to the use of silica as component of the coating layer of granulated seed for improving the germination ability of the seed. The invention furthermore relates to granulated seed, comprising seed kernels coated with a coating layer, characterized in that the coating layer comprises silica and that the silica is distributed within the entire coating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Evonik Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Jochen Scheffler, Beata Maria Lortz, Thomas Rieger, Ludger Alpmann, Ulf Feuerstein, Joern Dau