Patents Examined by Alton Pryor
  • Patent number: 9918468
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for controlling volunteer crop weeds in a crop by applying to weeds a herbicidally effective amount of a synergistic herbicidal composition that includes bromoxynil and a protoporphyrinogen oxidase (PPO) inhibitor are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: FMC Corporation
    Inventors: Mitchell Long, James Betts, David Strilchuk
  • Patent number: 9908821
    Abstract: An agricultural spray may be produced by admixing citric acid and glutamic acid with a metal salt and a pesticide or other agricultural chemical containing components capable of precipitating with the metal salt in the admixture. The citric acid and the glutamic acid chelate with the metal salt to provide a stability and compatibility-enhancing composition, thereby preventing the metal salt from forming an insoluble solid within the admixture. Such a composition may be produced by admixing citric acid and glutamic acid at a molar ratio of about 6.8:0.5 to about 1:0.29. The composition may include a metal sat, citric acid and glutamic acid in a molar ratio of about 1:6.8:0.5 to about 1:1:0.29 and a pesticide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: WINFIELD SOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Danny Brown, Jessica Drangeid
  • Patent number: 9902704
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a triazole compound of formula I, an N-oxide or an agriculturally suitable salt thereof, wherein the variables are defined as in the specification. The invention further refers to a composition comprising such compound and to the use thereof for controlling unwanted vegetation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Frederick Calo, Markus Kordes, Helmut Kraus, Thomas Seitz, Trevor William Newton, Klaus Kreuz, Maciej Pasternak, Dario Massa
  • Patent number: 9883675
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for controlling pests which comprises applying a compound of formula (1): wherein each of symbols are the same as defined in the Description, or N-oxide thereof to plant seeds, which has an excellent controlling efficacy on pests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Chie Shimizu, Masashi Kamezaki, Yoshihiko Nokura
  • Patent number: 9884823
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an oxime ether acetate compound containing a phenylpyridine moiety of formula (I), whose preparation method is as follows: (1) mixing a compound of formula (IV), a compound of formula (V), an alkaline substance A, a palladium catalyst and a solvent A; subjecting the mixture to a reaction at the temperature ranging from ?10° C. to the reflux temperature for 0.5-20 hours to obtain a reaction solution A; post-treating the solution A to obtain a compound of formula (II); (2) mixing the compound of formula (II), an alkaline substance B, a phase transfer catalyst and a solvent B; subjecting the mixture to a reaction at the temperature ranging from ?10° C. to the reflux temperature for 0.1-2 hours; then adding a compound of formula (III), continuing to react at the temperature ranging from ?10° C. to the reflux temperature for 0.5-20 hours to obtain a reaction solution B; and post-treating the solution B to obtain the compound of formula (I).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: ZHEJIANG UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Xiaohua Du, Dajie Mao, Zhenyuan Xu
  • Patent number: 9872498
    Abstract: A herbicidal composition including rimsulfuron with anti-hydrolysis agent, wherein the anti-hydrolysis agent is 2-isoxazoline-3-carboxylic acid derivatives having formula (I): in which R1 is phenyl which is unsubstituted or substituted, R2 is (C1-C6)alkyl, (C3-C6)cycloalkyl or phenyl, each of the 3 last-mentioned radicals is unsubstituted or substituted, R3 is hydrogen or a hydrocarbon radical having 1 to 18 C atoms which is unsubstituted or substituted. A method for controlling weeds, including applying to a plant, plant part, or locus thereof, an effective amount of the herbicidal composition. A method for imparting hydrolysis resistance to a herbicidal composition containing rimsulfuron by adding to the composition an effective amount of the compound of formula (I).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: ROTAM AGROCHEM INTERNATIONAL COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: James Timothy Bristow
  • Patent number: 9873639
    Abstract: The invention is directed to compositions comprising at least one agricultural biomass, at least one nitrogen source, at least one organic acid and at least one active agent wherein the agricultural biomass is impregnated with about 5% wt to about 45% wt of the active agent. Methods of their preparation and methods of use are also described. The composition effectively reduces the leaching of, and facilitates the metering of, loaded active agents for plant protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Inventors: Joe Doccola, Russell Davis, Jr., Srdan G Acimovic, Don Grosman
  • Patent number: 9867377
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition comprising at least one biological control agent selected from the group consisting of Paecilomyces lilacinus strain 251 (AGAL No. 89/030550), Trichoderma atroviride SC1 (CBS No.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Bayer CropScience AG
    Inventors: Wolfram Andersch, Bernd Springer, Wolfgang Thielert, Peter Luth, Ute Eiben
  • Patent number: 9867370
    Abstract: This invention is based on surprising results that certain concentrations of certain sugars stabilize cyclopropene formulation in aqueous solutions. Provided are compositions comprising an aqueous solution of at least one cyclopropene and at least one sugar. Also provided are methods of using such compositions for inhibiting an ethylene response in a plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: AGROFRESH INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Alan Coles, Yueqian Zhen
  • Patent number: 9868677
    Abstract: The present invention falls into the context of green chemistry and generically relates to a fertilizing and phytoprotective formulation and, in particular embodiment, to a film forming formulation that induces resistance to plants. The respective formulation, when applied to plants and/or fruits, results in the formation of a film on the surface of the material, which has a characteristic of photoprotection against UV-B and UV-C radiations, resistance kept in water, even after high hygroscopicity, greater stability at high ambient temperatures, formation of desired porosity and surface homogeneity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignees: EMPRESA BRASILEIRA DE PESQUISA AGROPECUARIA—EMBRAPA, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
    Inventors: Angela Diniz Campos, César Bauer Gomes, Fabiane Grecco Da Silva Porto, Irene Teresinha Santos Garcia, Irajá Ferreira Antunes, Bernardo Ueno, Luis Antônio Suita de Castro, José Francisco Martins Ferreira, Walkyria Bueno Scivittaro
  • Patent number: 9854800
    Abstract: Provided herein are herbicidal compositions comprising (a) 4-amino-3-chloro-6-(4-chloro-2-fluoro-3-methoxyphenyl)-5-fluoropyridine-2-carboxylic acid or an agriculturally acceptable salt or ester thereof and (b) chlormequat chloride and methods of use. The compositions provide control of undesirable vegetation in crops such as cereal crops, like wheat and barley.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Bryston L. Bangel, Norbert M. Satchivi
  • Patent number: 9854807
    Abstract: A pesticide composition includes at least one biologically inert carrier; and at least one ferrite or at least one doped component including at least one fixed copper compound doped with at least one compound selected from the group consisting of iron compounds, zinc compounds, magnesium compounds, calcium compounds, and combinations and/or mixtures thereof. In one embodiment, the doped component has a particle size of about 0.5 nm to about 30 microns. A method for the control of pests includes the step of applying to the pests or their growth habitat the aforementioned composition. The method also includes the control of fungal and other diseases in banana plants, by applying the aforementioned composition to their growth habitat in banana plant groves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Inventor: Robert Sabin
  • Patent number: 9854808
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of a composition comprising a superoxide dismutase (SOD) enzyme and/or an active plant extract containing SOD, for stimulating the overexpression of plant antioxidant enzymatic proteins, stimulating plant vitality and/or increasing plant productivity and/or preventively or curatively protecting said plants against biotic or abiotic stresses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Bionov
    Inventors: Dominique Lacan, Alain Dreyer, Christian Yard, Benoit Lemaire
  • Patent number: 9854801
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are herbicidal compositions comprising a herbicidal effective amount of (a) an ethylene inhibitor, and (b) a compound defined by Formula (I), or an agriculturally acceptable salt or ester thereof: wherein X is hydrogen or fluorine. The ethylene inhibitor can be 1-methylcyclopropene. The weight ratio of 1-methylcyclopropene, in g ai/ha to the compound defined by Formula (I), or an agriculturally acceptable salt or ester thereof, in g ai/ha can be from 1:1000 to 400:1. 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 limit the emergence or growth of vegetation the composition described above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Richard K. Mann, Carla N. Yerkes
  • Patent number: 9849101
    Abstract: A method for enhancing amidohydrolase activity of Fatty Acid Amide Hydrolase (FAAH) is disclosed. The method comprising administering a phenoxyacyl-ethanolamide that causes the enhanced activity. The enhanced activity can have numerous effects on biological organisms including, for example, enhancing the growth of certain seedlings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignees: Research Foundation of the City University of New York, The Curators of the University of Missouri, University of North Texas
    Inventors: George John, Subbiah Nagarajan, Kent Chapman, Lionel Faure, Peter Koulen
  • Patent number: 9848602
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the novel use of Prothioconazole for inducing host defence responses in a plant. In particular, the present invention relates the use of Prothioconazole for inducing systemic acquired resistance (SAR) in a plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: BAYER CROPSCIENCE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Klaus Tietjen, Anne Suty-Heinze, Andreas Goertz, Martin Kaussmann, Sascha Gille, Thomas Knobloch
  • Patent number: 9828570
    Abstract: Fatty amine compositions made from a metathesis-derived C10-C17 monounsaturated acid, octadecene-1,18-dioic acid, or their ester derivatives are disclosed. In another aspect, fatty amidoamines made by reacting a metathesis-derived C10-C17 monounsaturated acid, octadecene-1,18-dioic acid, or their ester derivatives with an aminoalkyl-substituted tertiary amine are disclosed. The fatty amines or amidoamines are advantageously sulfonated, sulfitated, oxidized, or reduced. In other aspects, the ester derivative is a modified triglyceride made by self-metathesis of a natural oil or an unsaturated triglyceride made by cross-metathesis of a natural oil with an olefin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Stepan Company
    Inventors: Dave R Allen, Marcos Alonso, Randal J Bernhardt, Aaron Brown, Kelly Buchek, Gary Luebke, Renee Luka, Andrew D. Malec, Ronald A. Masters, Lawrence A. Munie, Dennis S. Murphy, Irene Shapiro, Patti Skelton, Brian Sook, Michael R. Terry, Laura Lee Whitlock, Michael Wiester, Patrick Shane Wolfe
  • Patent number: 9815780
    Abstract: Quaternary ammonium, betaine, or sulfobetaine compositions derived from fatty amines, wherein the fatty amine is made by reducing the amide reaction product of a metathesis-derived C10-C17 monounsaturated acid, octadecene-1,18-dioic acid, or their ester derivatives and a secondary amine, are disclosed. Quaternary ammonium, betaine, or sulfobetaine compositions derived from fatty amidoamines, wherein the amidoamine is made by reacting of a metathesis-derived C10-C17 monounsaturated acid, octadecene-1,18-dioic acid, or their ester derivatives and an aminoalkyl-substituted tertiary amine, are also disclosed. The quaternized compositions are advantageously sulfonated or sulfitated. In one aspect, the ester derivative of the C10-C17 monounsaturated acid or octadecene-1,18-dioic acid is a lower alkyl ester. In other aspects, the ester derivative is a modified triglyceride N made by self-metathesis of a natural oil or an unsaturated triglyceride made by cross-metathesis of a natural oil with an olefin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Stepan Company
    Inventors: Dave R Allen, Marcos Alonso, Randal J Bernhardt, Aaron Brown, Sangeeta Ganguly-Mink, Andrew Malec, Teresa Manuel, Ronald A. Masters, Lawrence A. Munie, Dennis S. Murphy, Patti Skelton, Brian Sook, Michael R. Terry, Jeremy Aaron Weitgenant, Laura Lee Whitlock, Michael Wiester, Patrick Shane Wolfe
  • Patent number: 9814241
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition comprising at least one biological control agent selected from the group consisting of Bacillus chitinosporus AQ746 (NRRL Accession No. B-21618), Bacillus mycoides AQ726 (NRRL Accession No. B-21664), Bacillus pumilus (NRRL Accession No. B-30087), Bacillus pumilus AQ717 (NRRL Accession No. B-21662), Bacillus sp. AQ175 (ATCC Accession No. 55608), Bacillus sp. AQ177 (ATCC Accession No. 55609), Bacillus sp. AQ178 (ATCC Accession No. 53522), Bacillus subtilis AQ743 (NRRL Accession No. B-21665), Bacillus subtilis AQ713 (NRRL Accession No. B-21661), Bacillus subtilis AQ153 (ATCC Accession No. 55614), Bacillus thuringiensis BD#32 (NRRL Accession No. B-21530), Bacillus thuringiensis AQ52 (NRRL Accession No. B-21619), Muscodor albus 620 (NRRL Accession No. 30547), Muscodor roseus A3-5 (NRRL Accession No. 30548), Rhodococcus globerulus AQ719 (NRRL Accession No. B-21663), Streptomyces galbus (NRRL Accession No. 30232), Streptomyces sp. (NRRL Accession No.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Bayer CropScience AG
    Inventors: Ulrike Wachendorff-Neumann, Wolfram Andersch, Klaus Stenzel, Bernd Springer
  • Patent number: 9801387
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition comprising at least one biological control agent selected from the group consisting of Bacillus chitinosporus AQ746 (NRRL Accession No. B-21618), Bacillus mycoides AQ726 (NRRL Accession No. B-21664), Bacillus purnilus (NRRL Accession No. B-30087), Bacillus purnilus AQ717 (NRRL Accession No. B-21662), Bacillus sp. AQ175 (ATCC Accession No. 55608), Bacillus sp. AQ177 (ATCC Accession No. 55609), Bacillus sp. AQ178 (ATCC Accession No. 53522), Bacillus subtilis AQ743 (NRRL Accession No. B-21665), Bacillus subtilis AQ713 (NRRL Accession No. B-21661), Bacillus subtilis AQ153 (ATCC Accession No. 55614), Bacillus thuringiensis BD#32 (NRRL Accession No. B-21530), Bacillus thuringiensis AQ52 (NRRL Accession No. B-21619), Muscodor albus 620 (NRRL Accession No. 30547), Muscodor roseus A3-5 (NRRL Accession No. 30548), Rhodococcus globerulus AQ719 (NRRL Accession No. B-21663), Streptomyces galbus (NRRL Accession No. 30232), Streptomyces sp. (NRRL Accession No.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Bayer CropScience AG
    Inventors: Elke Hellwege, Wolfram Andersch, Klaus Stenzel, Bernd Springer