Patents Examined by Johann R. Richter
  • Patent number: 11553703
    Abstract: The present application is directed to a system and device for attraction of pests. This system comprises CO2-releasing microorganisms, and also nutrients specific to these microorganisms, and this system, or the device, comprises one or more biodegradable biopolymers and allows CO2, and optionally other attractants, to be released over a period of more than 20 days. Furthermore, the present application provides for the use of such a system or such a device for the attraction of pests, more particularly of maize or potato pests, such as larvae of the Western corn rootworm or wire worm. The present application is also directed, lastly, to methods for attracting pests, more particularly pests of maize or potatoes, such as the larvae of the Western corn rootworm, or for wire worms, with the systems or devices of the invention being positioned in the immediate vicinity of the plants, but preferably not directly on the plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Inventor: Anant Patel
  • Patent number: 11547112
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to solvents for agricultural applications and pesticide formulations. In one aspect, a solvent for agricultural applications comprises (a) a first component consisting of a polar solvent wherein the polar solvent is a sulfoxide, N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone, ?-butyrolactone, or a combination thereof; (b) a second component consisting of a glycol ether, and (c) a third component consisting of an ether ester of Formula 1: wherein R1 and R2 are each independently one of an alkyl group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms or an aryl group, wherein R3 is hydrogen, methyl, or ethyl, and wherein n is 1 to 6.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Wei Lu, Hua Ren, Ling Zhong, Jianhai Mu, Dong Yun
  • Patent number: 11533912
    Abstract: A method of controlling fungal diseases of crops with cinnamate compounds, the cinnamate compounds having one of the following chemical structures: wherein the cinnamate compounds exhibit strong antifungal activities, have a broad antifungal spectrum against pathogenic fungi of crops, are safe for crops, can avoid the occurrence of phytotoxicity, and can be used for the control of fungal diseases of crops such as powdery mildew, damping-off, rot, gummy stem blight, anthracnose, white rot, northern leaf blight, late blight, gray mold, downy blight, blight, early blight, Fusarium wilt, full rot, Pythium rot, dry rot, ring spot, sheath blight, stalk break and the like, the field efficiencies of which are superior to or comparable to that of the control compound, methyl 3,4-dimethoxy cinnamate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Inventors: Guanfang Hu, Yuling Wang, Yingqian Liu, Haitao Yu, Shujun Niu, Minyan Liu, Feng Zhao
  • Patent number: 11497696
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel aqueous N-acyl glycinate compositions wherein the said compositions are free-flowing, pumpable, phase-stable on long-term storage, and processable at sub-zero temperatures; more specifically below ?5┬░ C. The present invention also relates to the use of these aqueous N-acyl glycinate compositions in preparing isotropic aqueous skin and hair cleansing formulations such as body wash, shower gels, shampoos, and other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Galaxy Surfactants LTD.
    Inventors: Pooja Vaidya Kshirsagar, Nirmal Koshti, Pramod Bipracharan Sabat
  • Patent number: 11479532
    Abstract: Disclosed herein, are 5-Aminolevulinate synthase inhibitors and methods for their use in the treatment of porphyria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: University of South Florida
    Inventors: Roman Manetsch, Gloria C. Ferreira, Bosko M. Stojanovski, Katya Pavlova Nacheva
  • Patent number: 11464226
    Abstract: This invention relates to a mixture of an alkyl polyglucoside with a (biological performance improving) adjuvant which is a non-ionic surfactant, the mixture improving the biological performance of an agrochemical. The biological performance effect of the alkyl polyglucoside is poorer than the partner adjuvant but the biological performance effect of the mixture is as good as that delivered by a much larger amount of that better, partner adjuvant alone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Inventors: Gordon Alastair Bell, Renaud Louis Benoit Perrin, Niall Rae Thomson
  • Patent number: 11464231
    Abstract: Compositions and method for producing a systemic acquired response (SAR) in plants. The resulting SAR may improve plant health and corresponding yields. In an example, the composition comprises a base solution and an effective amount of chitosan (Aspergillus niger) (e.g., in an amount of about 0.04 wt % of the composition). The base solution may include organic material, vitamin K compound, and nitrogen. Additionally or alternatively, the composition may include adding to the composition at least one of potassium, phosphorus, or an acidic organic polymer. Still further, the composition may include a micronutrient comprising at least one of boron, calcium, copper, iron, manganese, sulfur, silicon, or zinc. The composition may be applied as a foliar spray or used to irrigate the plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Inventor: Sebastien Hebbelinck
  • Patent number: 11458182
    Abstract: A weight loss composition including banaba leaf extract, apple fruit extract, Rhodiola root extract, zinc chelate, and magnesium chelate are described. The weight loss composition may further include gardenia fruit extract, chromium chelate, Salacia extract, berberine, inositol, or mixtures thereof. Embodiments are also directed to a bulk food product and a weight management plan, which may be used in conjunction with the weight loss composition. Embodiments are also directed to kits and methods of use for treating or preventing obesity, promoting weight loss, and improving insulin resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: GOLO LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Brian Lundin, Terry Shirvani
  • Patent number: 11452290
    Abstract: Herbicidal mixtures comprising an auxin herbicide and an adjuvant comprising a salt having a quaternary ammonium cation and/or a phosphonium cation are described. The adjuvant reduces the volatility of the auxin herbicide and/or counteracts the negative impact on the volatility of the auxin herbicide caused by the addition of a co-herbicide. Methods of preparing the herbicidal mixtures are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Daniel R. Wright, Junhua Zhang
  • Patent number: 11439145
    Abstract: Agricultural compositions that employ structured surfactant systems to suspend water-insoluble or sparingly soluble agricultural actives and/or adjuvants are disclosed. Also disclosed are agricultural compositions that combine structured surfactant systems with electrolytes to form structured electrolyte compositions. The structured surfactant systems, both with and without electrolyte, suspend one or more agricultural actives and/or crop oil and non-aqueous adjuvants to provide agricultural compositions that can combine combinations of actives in a single, stable composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: STEPAN COMPANY
    Inventors: Kelly Buchek, Eric M. Weber, Elodie Shaw, Krista L. Turpin, Andrea B. E. Brayton, Julien Guillan, Dave R. Allen
  • Patent number: 11426388
    Abstract: Solid dosage formulations of nitazoxanide or a nitazoxanide analogue are provided that comprise a controlled release portion and an immediate release portion. The pharmaceutical composition is typically in the form of a bilayer solid oral dosage form comprising (a) a first layer comprising a first quantity of nitazoxanide or analogue thereof in a controlled release formulation; and (b) a second layer comprising a second quantity of nitazoxanide or analogue thereof in an immediate release formulation. Method of using the formulations in the treatment of hepatitis C are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Romark Laboratories L.C.
    Inventors: Jean-Francois Rossignol, Marc Ayers
  • Patent number: 11412741
    Abstract: The aim of the invention is to provide a biocide composition which consists of a commercial natural olive leaf extract (olea europea) and a carrier which allows administering the plant extract in the beehive, preferably syrup (50% w/v sucrose dissolution) to inhibit the growth of the Paenibacillus larvae bacteria in all the phases of its biological cycle, both in its vegetative state and as a spore, along with Melissococcus plutomius and/or Nosema spp. achieving a curative treatment or the prophylaxis of the disease in the Apis mellifera larvae and adult bees. The active substance is preferably oleuropein, a secoiridoid glucoside, naturally present in plants of the Oleaceae family, although in lower concentrations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Inventor: Jessica Isabel Martinez Arenas
  • Patent number: 11395490
    Abstract: A herbicidal composition comprising; (A) 3-[[[5-(difluoromethoxy)-1-methyl-3-(trifluoromethyl)-1H-pyra-zol-4-yl]methyl]-sulfonyl]-4,5-dihydro-5,5-dimethyl-isoxazole, or a herbicidally effective salt; and (B) a second herbicide selected from; (B1) 4-hydroxy-3-[[2-[(2-methoxyethoxy)methyl]-6-(trifluoromethyl)-3-pyridinyl]carbonyl]-bicyclo[3.2.1]oct-3-en-2-one, (B2) tembotrione, and (B3) topramezone, or their herbicidally effective salts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Inventor: Anja Greiner
  • Patent number: 11375712
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an agrochemical aqueous suspension concentrate comprising a pesticide in the form of pesticide particles and at least 5 wt % of an adjuvant dissolved in the aqueous phase, wherein the adjuvant is of the formula (I) as defined herein. The invention also relates to the adjuvant as defined in formula (I). Furthermore, the invention relates to a process for the preparation of the suspension concentrate by contacting water, the pesticide, and the adjuvant. The present invention further relates to a method of controlling phytopathogenic fungi and/or undesired plant growth and/or undesired insect or mite attack and/or for regulating the growth of plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Klaus Kolb, Katja Marxer, Anja Simon, Rainer Berghaus
  • Patent number: 11369116
    Abstract: A method of weed control is provided. The method comprises artificially pollinating at least one weed species of interest with pollen of the same species that reduces fitness of said at least one weed species of interest. Also provided are compositions and kits which can be used for performing the methods described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Weedout Ltd.
    Inventors: Efrat Lidor-Nili, Orly Noivirt-Brik
  • Patent number: 11324221
    Abstract: A composition is provided for controlling pests containing a carboxamide compound represented by the following formula (I): wherein R1 represents a hydrogen atom or a fluorine atom, and one or more compounds selected from the following group (A), wherein the group (A) is a group consisting of a compound represented by the following formula (II): and a compound represented by the following formula (III): which has an excellent efficacy for controlling pests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Inventor: Takuya Inoue
  • Patent number: 11317628
    Abstract: The present invention relates to microparticle compositions comprising saflufenacil, to a method of their preparation and to the use of these microparticle compositions for controlling undesired vegetation. In the microparticle compositions saflufenacil is present in the form of microparticles, which comprise solid saflufenacil, which is surrounded or embedded by an aminoplast polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: BASF AGRO B.V.
    Inventors: Bastian Marten Noller, Yannick Fuchs, Anja Simon, Christian Sowa
  • Patent number: 11266149
    Abstract: The present invention relates to herbicidal compositions which comprise glyphosate or related compounds together with a further agent which is designed to enhance the effects of glyphosate or related compounds and/or reduce the amount of glyphosate or related compounds which is required for herbicidal effect. There is also provided a method of treating plants with a herbicidal composition according to the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Inventors: Stephen Chivasa, Fidel González-Torralva
  • Patent number: 11259526
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides novel fungal strains capable of solubilizing phosphate, as well as compositions and methods of using those strains to increase the amount/concentration of soluble phosphate in a medium that comprises insoluble phosphate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Inventors: Dave Greenshields, Caressa Caldwell, Shelagh Steckler, Kari Priest, Michael Frodyma
  • Patent number: 11246311
    Abstract: A regulator for increasing plant ?-glucan content includes the following components by weight: 30-50 parts of a magnetic material, 20-30 parts of an oyster shell powder, 20-30 parts of an illite powder, and 10-20 parts of a mushroom polysaccharide extract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Inventors: Lezhang Chen, Junbo Yang