Patents Examined by Brian Bembenick
  • Patent number: 5731265
    Abstract: The present invention relates, in general, to a process of treating plants and, in particular, to a process of stimulating plant growth and development by subjecting the plants to sound waves and by exposing the plants to a nutrient formulation. The invention further relates to a method of increasing the absorption capacity of plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1998
    Assignee: Virgin Partners, Inc.
    Inventors: Tian Zhen Hou, John S. Destito
  • Patent number: 5703012
    Abstract: Described and claimed are methods and compositions for the control of unwanted vegetation. According to the subject invention, a fatty acid or mixture of fatty acids can be combined with one or more chemical herbicides to achieve synergistic control of a broad range of plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 30, 1997
    Assignee: Mycogen Corporation
    Inventors: Jerry Caulder, R. Hugh Crowley, Paul S. Zorner, Steven L. Evans
  • Patent number: 5703011
    Abstract: Described and claimed are methods and compositions for the control of unwanted vegetation. According to the subject invention, a fatty acid or mixture of fatty acids can be combined with one or more chemical herbicides to achieve synergistic control of a broad range of plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 30, 1997
    Assignee: Mycogen Corporation
    Inventors: Jerry Caulder, R. Hugh Crowley, Paul S. Zorner, Steven L. Evans
  • Patent number: 5696051
    Abstract: The invention relates to herbicidal compositions containing at least one compound from the group comprising imazaquin (A1), imazethapyr (A2) and imazethamethapyr (A3, AC 263222) in combination with at least one herbicide selected from the series comprising dicamba (B1), 2,4-D (B2), bromoxynil (B3), pyridate, the cyclohexanedione group and the pyridylsulfonylurea group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 9, 1997
    Assignee: Hoechst Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Lothar Willms, Klaus Bauer, Hermann Bieringer, Erwin Hacker
  • Patent number: 5683962
    Abstract: Described and claimed are methods and compositions for the control of unwanted vegetation. According to the subject invention, a fatty acid or mixture of fatty acids can be combined with one or more chemical herbicides to achieve synergistic control of a broad range of plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 4, 1997
    Assignee: Mycogen Corporation
    Inventors: Jerry Caulder, R. Hugh Crowley, Paul S. Zorner, Steven L. Evans
  • Patent number: 5683959
    Abstract: Described and claimed are methods and compositions for the control of unwanted vegetation. According to the subject invention, a fatty acid or mixture of fatty acids can be combined with one or more chemical herbicides to achieve synergistic control of a broad range of plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 4, 1997
    Assignee: Mycogen Corporation
    Inventors: Jerry Caulder, R. Hugh Crowley, Paul S. Zorner, Steven L. Evans
  • Patent number: 5681792
    Abstract: Described and claimed are methods and compositions for the control of unwanted vegetation. According to the subject invention, a fatty acid or mixture of fatty acids can be combined with one or more chemical herbicides to achieve synergistic control of a broad range of plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 28, 1997
    Assignee: Mycogen Corporation
    Inventors: Jerry Caulder, R. Hugh Crowley, Paul S. Zorner, Steven L. Evans
  • Patent number: 5668086
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a herbicide composition comprising (a) paraquat and/or diquat, (b) an anionic surfactant and (c) a chelating agent, wherein a molar ratio (c)/(a) of the component (c) to the component (a) is 0.1-3. The herbicidal effect is markedly enhanced by the incorporation of the chelating agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 16, 1997
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Suzuki Tadayuki, Hasabe Keiko, Kurita Kazuhiko, Hioki Yuichi
  • Patent number: 5650375
    Abstract: The invention relates to herbicidal compositions which compriseA) a compound of the formula I or salts thereof ##STR1## in combination with B) one or more compounds selected from the group comprising growth-regulator-type herbicides, dicamba and its salts, diflufenican, nitrodiphenyl ethers, sulfonylureas which differ from that of the formula (I) and their salts, and selective grass herbicides.They are particularly suitable for selectively controlling weeds in rice, soya and other crops.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 22, 1997
    Assignee: Hoechst Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Erwin Hacker, Martin Hess, Hans-Philipp Huff, Hans Schumacher
  • Patent number: 5614467
    Abstract: The invention provides methods and compositions for improving crop yield. The methods involve application of auxins such as indole-3-acetamide and/or tyrptamine to plants, either as a soil amendment or a foliar spray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 25, 1997
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: William T. Frankenberger, Jr., Dean A. Martens
  • Patent number: 5599774
    Abstract: Substituted N-arylindoles, a process for producing them and their use as herbicides. In particular, substituted N-arylindoles of the formula ##STR1## are disclosed in which: R is hydrogen; halogen; nitro; cyano; alkyl; alkoxy; alkenyloxy; alkynyloxy; alkoxyalkyl; carbonylalkoxy; alkyloxyalkoxy; cyanoalkoxy; benzyloxy; alkoxycarbonylalkoxy; alkylcarbonylalkoxy; haloalkyl; hydroxalkyl; formyl; azido; carboxy or its salts; COOalkyl; amino; substituted amino wherein the substituents are alkyl, alkoxy, hydroxy, formyl, alkylcarbonyl, substituted alkylcarbonyl substituted with carboxy or alkoxycarboxy, alkylsulfonyl, haloalkylsulfonyl, aminocarbonyl, (di)alkylaminocarbonyl, alkoxycarbonyl, alkoxyalkyl, hydroxycarbonylalkyl, alkoxycarbonylalkyl, amino or (di)alkyl amino; carboxyamido; substituted carboxyamido wherein said substituents can be selected from alkyl, alkylsulfonyl, and haloalkylsulfonyl; sulfonamido wherein the N is substituted with hydrogen and/or alkyl; YR.sup.4 wherein Y is O or S(O).sub.m and R.sup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 4, 1997
    Assignee: Imperial Chemical Industries PLC
    Inventors: Ferenc M. Pallos, Christopher J. Mathews
  • Patent number: 5597777
    Abstract: A dispersible granular formulation has been developed which contains oxyfluorfen herbicide. This formulation provides excellent suspensibility characteristics, and reduces post-emergent vapor phytotoxicity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 28, 1997
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Christine M. Cayer, Vincent A. Musco, Robert F. Peterson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5593947
    Abstract: Water-soluble polyorganic acids having a molecular size of more than 1,500 Daltons enhance plant fertilizer uptake when supplied to the plant, usually in the root feeding zone or through foliar mechanisms. Particularly suitable for this purpose are the polyamino acids such as polyaspartic acid and copolymers thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 14, 1997
    Assignee: Donlar Corporation
    Inventors: Alan M. Kinnersley, Larry P. Koskan, David J. Strom, Abdul R. Y. Meah
  • Patent number: 5541150
    Abstract: Copper-containing algicides for treating swimming pool water without staining are disclosed. The algicidal compositions include a source of copper and a polymeric sequestering agent. The polymeric sequestering agent may be a water-soluble anionic or cationic polymer. Conventional sequestering agents may also be included in the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 30, 1996
    Assignee: BioLab, Inc.
    Inventor: John P. Garris
  • Patent number: 5536698
    Abstract: Crop-protecting compositions containing isoxazolines or isothiazolines, novel isoxazolines and isothiazolines, and their preparationCrop-protecting compositions which contain isoxazolines or isothiazolines of the formula ##STR1## in which X is oxygen or sulfur, R is hydroxyl or has the meanings given in the description, Z is halogen, nitro, cyano, in each case optionally substituted alkyl, alkoxy, alkylmercapto, cycloalkyl, amino, hydroxymethyl, alkylamino, dialkylamino, alkoxymethyl, aryl or aryloxy and n is an integer from 0 to 5. Novel isoxazolines and isothiazolines of this formula, a process for their preparation, and their use as a protection against phytotoxic secondary effects of herbicides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 16, 1996
    Assignee: Hoechst Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Heinz-Josef Loher, Klaus Bauer, Hermann Bieringer
  • Patent number: 5518991
    Abstract: The invention relates to storage-stable aqueous suspoemulsions which comprise fenoxaprop-ethyl, a sulfonylurea and/or phenylurea, an aromatic solvent and a surfactant combination of ethoxylated tristyrylphenol and ethoxylated synthesis alcohol, which are phosphated if appropriate, to processes for their preparation and to their use in plant protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 21, 1996
    Assignee: Hoechst Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Gerhard Frisch, Thomas Maier
  • Patent number: 5512537
    Abstract: Herbicidal compounds have the formula ##STR1## in which R.sub.1 is hydrogen, methyl, ethyl, phenyl, 2-methylphenyl, 3-trifluoromethylphenyl, benzyl, 2-methylbenzyl or vinyl;R.sub.2 is hydrogen, methyl, ethyl or chloro;R.sub.3 is C.sub.1 -C.sub.4 alkyl, C.sub.1 -C.sub.4 alkoxy, C.sub.1 -C.sub.4 haloalkyl, nitro, p-tolyloxy or p-chlorophenoxy;R.sub.4 is hydrogen or a methyl, methoxy, trifluoromethoxy or halo group at the 2, 4- or 5-position;m is --CH or N; andX is O or NOR.sub.5 in which R.sub.5 is methyl or ethyl; provided that:(a) when R.sub.1 is methyl, and(i) R.sub.3 is methyl, then R.sub.4 is 4-methyl, 4-methoxy or chloro;(ii) R.sub.3 is nitro, then R.sub.4 is methoxy;(b) when R.sub.1 is ethyl, R.sub.3 is methyl or methoxy;(c) when R.sub.2 is chloro, R.sub.3 and R.sub.4 are independently C.sub.1 -C.sub.4 haloalkyl, C.sub.1 -C.sub.4 haloalkoxy or C.sub.1 -C.sub.4 alkoxy;(d) when R.sub.2 is methyl or ethyl, R.sub.1 is hydrogen;(e) when R.sub.3 is hydrogen, R.sub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 30, 1996
    Assignee: Zeneca Limited
    Inventor: Tsze H. Tsang
  • Patent number: 5502025
    Abstract: The disclosure herein relates to the safening of crops from injury by herbicidal pyrazolosulfonylureas alone or combined with co-herbicides from various classes of chemistry, using various antidotal compounds known in the art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 26, 1996
    Assignee: Monsanto Company
    Inventor: Brett H. Bussler
  • Patent number: 5500403
    Abstract: Liquid formulations, suitable for use in extending the vase-life of cut flowers and which resist the development of unsightly discoloration and turbidity comprise from about 55 parts by weight to about 98 parts by weight of a sugar; from about 0.05 part by weight to about 1 part by weight of an inhibitor of aminocyclopropanecarboxylate synthase selected from L-trans-2-amino-4-(2-aminoethoxy)-3-butenoic acid and carboxymethoxylamine; from about 0.1 part by weight to about 5 parts by weight of an antimicrobial agent; from about 1 part by weight to about 5 parts by weight of aluminum sulfate; and from about 0.1 part by weight to about 5 parts by weight of a dicarboxylic acid of from two to six carbon atoms. All parts by weight based upon the total weight of the dissolved solid components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 19, 1996
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: Warren E. Shafer, Derek D. Woolard, Neyyan K. P. Samuel, Gregory D. Venburg, Bala N. Devisetty, Daniel F. Heiman
  • Patent number: 5498773
    Abstract: Disclosed are herbicidal concentrate formulation compositions having reduced grass crop plant phytotoxicity comprising certain sulfonamide or sulfonylurea herbicides in admixture with a non-herbicidal organic or inorganic acid or mixture thereof in an amount sufficient to insure that during the post-emergent agricultural uses thereof in water diluted form the pH of the mixture is below about 5; also disclosed is the preparation of said compositions, aqueous formulations of said concentrate and the use of said formulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 12, 1996
    Assignee: DowElanco
    Inventors: Robert L. Noveroske, Ronald W. McCormick