Patents Examined by Johann R. Richter
  • Patent number: 12030824
    Abstract: The disclosure generally describes the discovery of a train of Trichoderma gamsii (NRRL B-50520) that has multiple capabilities for various uses in plant agriculture and development of systems for its use. This patent application compares its abilities to enhance plant agriculture for a number of applications with a number of other microbial agents and that are contained within useful formulations. While other strains or mixtures have abilities to confer one trait or another, this strain appears to be uniquely versatile in its capabilities. It can be used in conventional or organic agriculture for the promotion of plant growth and increase in crop yields when applied topically as a foliar spray or as a seed coating. The highly active products also are expected to increase plant productivity and improve quality of fruits, vegetables, flowers or other plant products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: Agrauxine Corp.
    Inventors: Gary E. Harman, Molly Cadle-Davidson, Walid Nosir
  • Patent number: 12022761
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for coating plant seed, to a seed coating composition, to a coated plant seed, to a use of one or more water-insoluble polymers with a Tg of at least 35° C., to a method of preparing a seed coating composition, to a method of preparing coated seed, to coated seed, to a use of an abrasive material primer or plasma, and to an apparatus for coating of seed. The method for coating plant seed comprises applying to the seed a seed coating composition comprising one or more water-insoluble polymers with a Tg of at least 35° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignee: Incotec Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Henricus Antonius Maria Reus, Jantien Glas, Jérôme Sylvain Garnier, Pieter Wilhelmus Johannes Samuels
  • Patent number: 12016331
    Abstract: Microemulsion compositions include a blend of lecithin and a co-surfactant, and an acidifier. The compositions may further include salts of the acidifier, such as lactic acid or sodium lactate. The microemulsion may be used to produce a multi-functional agricultural adjuvant that is able to deliver an active ingredient such as a pesticide control, pH improve, wetting, and penetration of an agricultural chemical, control droplet size, function at extreme pH or salt concentration and/or other provide another functional benefit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Inventors: Shireen Baseeth, Swapnil Jadhav, Bruce Sebree
  • Patent number: 12017965
    Abstract: A chelated zinc adjuvant composition includes water, an effective amount of a micronutrient consisting of zinc chelated with an organic acid and an organic amine, a mono-, di- or polysaccharide and an alkyl polysaccharide. The adjuvant has a pH of up to 6.5. When admixed with a pesticide capable of precipitating with the zinc, due to the zinc being chelated, the zinc is prevented from precipitating with the pesticide and is available for uptake. When the adjuvant composition is applied in seed, soil, foliage or fruit applications, zinc uptake is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: WinField Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: James Dwight Scott, Danny Brown
  • Patent number: 12012369
    Abstract: Compositions containing at least one compound of formula I where R1 is a phenolic compound (e.g., simple phenol, creosote, thymol, or carvacrol), and where R2 is a polyamine (e.g., ethylenediamine (EDA), diethylenetriamine (DETA), triethylenetetramine (TETA), tetraethylenepentamine (TEPA), hexamethylenediamine (HDA)); and optionally a carrier; the compositions may additionally contain at least one epoxy resin. Methods for killing microorganisms involving contacting the microorganisms with an effective microorganism killing amount of the above composition. Compositions containing at least one compound produced by a method involving reacting phenolic-branched chain fatty acid methyl ester with at least one polyamine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: Kun Huang, Richard D. Ashby, Xuetong Fan, Helen N. Lew, Robert A. Moreau
  • Patent number: 12004509
    Abstract: An agricultural co-formulation comprising: an effective amount of at least one plant growth regulator, or at least one plant growth regulator and an additional biologically active ingredient, in a comminuted form having an average particle size in the range of from 1 to 12 microns; at least one oil; at least one oil-soluble surfactant dispersing agent; and at least one emulsifying agent, wherein the final concentration of the at least one plant growth regulator, or at least one plant growth regulator and an additional biologically active ingredient, is optionally adjusted by adding additional oil and one or more rheology modifiers and/or activation agents as required to substantially stabilise the co-formulation; and wherein the efficacy of the plant growth regulator is substantially maintained or improved; and one or more methods of making the co-formulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Inventor: Rowan Brown
  • Patent number: 11925603
    Abstract: A drinking straw having an internal coating for delivery of an active agent when the straw is used to consume a beverage is provided. The active agent includes sweetener, flavour, a nutrient and/or a pharmaceutical and optionally colour. The coating is prepared by mixing a modified cellulose with water to form a paste or gel. The coating is then used to coat the inside surface of a drinking straw to a thickness of up to 1 mm. The coating is dried to reduce the water content to less than 5% by weight. Liquid drawn through the straw breaks down the modified cellulose releasing the active agent into the liquid, for consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: UNISTRAW CORP.
    Inventor: Kendall Norman Palazzi
  • Patent number: 11889832
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to antimicrobial compositions and their methods of use and manufacture. In particular, the antimicrobial compositions described herein comprise an antimicrobial active, a primary foaming agent, and an L-amino acid to provide rapid antimicrobial efficacy. In a preferred embodiment, the antimicrobial compositions are dermal cleansers. In a most preferred embodiment, the antimicrobial compositions comprise a foam structure enhancing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Lilian Lam Josephson, Daniel E. Pedersen, Dale Curtis Larson
  • Patent number: 11891362
    Abstract: The N2,N4-disubstituted pyrimidine-2,4-diamine derivative compounds are antibacterial agents having broad spectrum antibacterial activity. The present N2,N4-disubstituted pyrimidine-2,4-diamine compounds have antimicrobial activity against various susceptible and resistant gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria as well as drug resistant bacteria, such as MRSA and VRSA. The molecular target of these compounds was identified as DNA Gyrase B. Based on their pharmacological profiles, the present compounds may find important clinical applications for severe infectious diseases and tuberculosis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Inventors: Michelyne Haroun, Christophe Tratrat
  • Patent number: 11877574
    Abstract: An herbicidal composition and method. An herbicidal composition including of one or more herbicidally active ingredients dissolved and/or suspended in an MCPA-2-ethylhexyl carrier, where the active ingredient carrier is otherwise oil and solvent free and the composition is chemically and physically stable. A method of preparing an herbicidal composition and a method of controlling weeds are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Inventors: Bhupinder Baath, Stephen Craig Bennett, Hong Zhang, Carlton Stephen Seckinger
  • Patent number: 11857514
    Abstract: Copper ion treatments for dermatological areas of the body include solutions, creams, lotions, gets, foams, wound dressings, skin patches and suture material, each containing copper ions that bring about therapeutic effects when the copper ion treatments are applied to dermatological tissue. Methods of treating dermatological areas of the body include treatments for use on the skin and nails to treat conditions including disease, infection, inflammation, damaged or injured tissue, tissue needing to be sutured, rashes and other undesirable dermatological conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Inventors: Chunlim Abbott, Dominic C. Abbott
  • Patent number: 11844863
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a functional feed and an oral delivery system for delivery of bioactive macromolecules. The oral delivery system comprises ethylenediammonium alginate which is a vehicle for delivery of macromolecular drugs. The oral delivery system according to the present invention is particularly suitable for use in combination with functional feeds in fish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Inventors: Suwan Nalin Jayasinghe, Goran Klaric, Simon Wadsworth
  • Patent number: 11825842
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to preservative compositions for and methods of preserving household formulations, such as detergents, or preserving topical cosmetic or toiletry formulations against microbiological contamination or growth. Specifically, the disclosure relates to preservative compositions comprising an effective amount of a quaternary amine compound, an effective amount of an antifungal, and a solvent. Further, the disclosure relates to cosmetic or toiletry formulations comprising such preservative compositions. The disclosure further relates to method of making and using such preservative compositions and such cosmetic or toiletry formulations comprising the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Aurorium Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Michael Drzewinski, Tracey Ross
  • Patent number: 11812750
    Abstract: The present invention provides probiotic compositions for promoting plant growth. The compositions include bacterial cultures of phyllobacteria and rhizobacteria isolated from media supplemented with rare earth elements. Applicants have found that such bacteria act synergistically with rare earth elements to enhance plant growth. Inoculums of the plant growth promoting bacteria for application to plants, plant seeds, or plant growth media are provided. Also provided are methods for stimulating plant growth by applying the bacterial cultures and inoculums.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Inventor: Norma Cecilia Martinez-Gomez
  • Patent number: 11800874
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition comprising a selective herbicide, an algal extract and manganese and/or a silicate, to the use of an algal extract, optionally combined with manganese and/or a silicate, to detoxify plants subjected to a treatment by a selective herbicide and to a method for selective herbicide treatment of a crop comprising the simultaneous, combined or sequential application of a selective herbicide and an algal extract, optionally combined with manganese and/or a silicate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Inventor: Jean-Pierre Princen
  • Patent number: 11800868
    Abstract: The use of a one or more Isoflavonoid compound Signals which may be with an agriculturally acceptable carrier, applied prior to planting, up to 365 days or more, either directly to the seed or transplant of a non-legume crop or a legume crop, or applied to the soil that will be planted either to a non-legume crop or a legume crop, for the purpose of increasing yield and/or improving seed germination and/or improving earlier seed emergence and/or improving nodulation and/or increasing crop stand density and/or improving plant vigour and/or improving plant growth, and/or increasing biomass, and/or earlier fruiting, all including in circumstances of seedling and plant transplanting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: Novozymes Bioag A/S
    Inventors: John McIver, Chunquan Chen, Birgit Carolyn Schultz, Hannah McIver
  • Patent number: 11779663
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel linkers containing a 2,3-disubstituted succinic group, or 2-monosubstituted, or 2,3-disubstituted fumaric or maleic (trans (E)- or cis (Z)-butenedioic), or acetylenedicarboxyl group for conjugation of a cytotoxic agent, and/or one or more different functional molecules per linker to a cell-binding molecule, through bridge linking pairs of thiols on the cell-binding molecule specifically. The invention also relates to methods of making such linkers, and of using such linkers in making homogeneous conjugates, as well as of application of the conjugates in treatment of cancers, infections and autoimmune disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Inventors: Robert Yongxin Zhao, Qingliang Yang, Yuanyuan Huang, Shun Gai, Linyao Zhao, Hangbo Ye, Huihui Guo, Qianqian Tong, Minjun Cao, Junxiang Jia, Chengyu Yang, Wenjun Li, Xiaomai Zhou, Hongsheng Xie, Chen Lin, Zhixiang Guo, Zhicang Ye
  • Patent number: 11771083
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a flower-thinning composition, which is safe for honeybees when sprayed at a low concentration, and a flower-thinning method using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Inventor: In Kook Chang
  • Patent number: 11737466
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of improving the ability of plants to resistance diseases, comprising using a strain of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens and a Bidens plant extract; and the Bidens plant extract enhances the ability of the Bacillus amyloliquefaciens to inhibit the growth of the Acidovorax avenae subsp. citrulli, increases the metabolic activity of the Bacillus amyloliquefaciens, increases the amount of the biofilm formation of the Bacillus amyloliquefaciens, and maintains the alive number of the Bacillus amyloliquefaciens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Inventors: Chi-Te Liu, Wen-Chin Yang, Yen-Yu Liu, Chu-Ning Huang, Chan-Pin Lin
  • Patent number: 11707540
    Abstract: Provided herein are radiopharmaceutical compositions and uses thereof. The radiopharmaceutical compositions can comprise one or more stabilizing agents, an aqueous vehicle, and a conjugate that comprises a targeting ligand and a radionuclide bound to a metal chelator. The targeting ligand can be a small molecule compound or a peptide such as a monocyclic peptide. The targeting ligand can be configured to bind with a tumor target. The stabilizing agent can comprise a radiolysis stabilizer, a free metal chelator, and/or a pH stabilizer. Further provided herein are methods of preparing the radiopharmaceutical compositions and methods of treating cancer by administering the described radiopharmaceutical compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: RAYZEBIO, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Kim, Gang Chen, Ken Song, Matthew Moran, Susan Arangio