Patents Examined by Johann R. Richter
  • Patent number: 10813359
    Abstract: The invention provides a synthetic combination of a crop and at least one fungal endophyte, wherein the crop is a host plant of the endophyte. Provided are also methods and compositions for producing such synthetic combinations. The endophyte reproduces and enhances the agronomic characteristics of the crop. Methods for inoculating the host plant with the endophyte, for propagating the host-endophyte combination, and for detecting the presence of the endophyte and of its metabolites within a host plant are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: THE TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY SYSTEM
    Inventor: Gregory A. Sword
  • Patent number: 10813352
    Abstract: Methods of reducing injury to crop foliage and achieving weed control using encapsulated acetamide herbicides are described. Herbicidal microcapsules comprising herbicide core material and a shell wall encapsulating the core material are also described. The microcapsules provide reduced crop injury through controlled herbicide release.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: William Abraham, David Z. Becher, Brett H. Bussler, Amanda C. Herr, S. Douglas Prosch
  • Patent number: 10806156
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for treating stored potatoes to inhibit the growth of sprouts, and/or to “burn” sprouts, include the use of allyl isothiocyanate (“AITC”), which may be generated from exposing a Brassica meal powder (i.e., a powder derived from a member of the mustard plant family) to water. The AITC generated may provided an all-natural sprout-inhibiting agent that is effective to inhibit sprouting in stored potatoes for several weeks, if not months. Alternatively, the AITC may be synthetically produced. The potatoes may be exposed to the AITC while air containing the AITC is circulated through the potato pile, after which the potato storage facility may be ventilated to expose the potatoes to fresh air. The exposure of the potatoes to AITC may be repeated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventors: Addie Waxman, John M. Forsythe
  • Patent number: 10807918
    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: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: WINFIELD SOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventors: James Dwight Scott, Danny Brown
  • Patent number: 10806148
    Abstract: Aqueous compositions are provided which consist of i) one or more of glufosinate, glufosinate salts, fertilizer, and mixtures thereof, ii) an alkyl amidoamine, and iii) a quaternary ammonium compound. Furthermore the such compositions in the preparation of agricultural formulations and the use of such formulations to treat a field, plants, or seeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: NOURYON CHEMICALS INTERNATIONAL B.V.
    Inventors: Paul Rupak, HongBin He
  • Patent number: 10779530
    Abstract: A surfactant composition for use in glyphosate-containing herbicide formulations, includes from 5 to 50% by weight of one or more amphoteric surfactants, diluted in solvents derived from the process of synthesis thereof, wherein the surfactants have general formula (I) R1—(XR2)m—N+(R3)(R4)—CH2—CH(R5)—COO???(I) wherein R1 is hydrogen or C1-18 hydrocarbyl; each X is independently an ether, thioether, sulfoxide, ester, thioester or amide bond; each R2 is independently a C3-6 chain; m is a number from 0 to 8 such that the number of carbon atoms in R1—(XR2)m is from 8 to 24; R3 and R4 are independently hydrogen or C1-4 chains; R5 is hydrogen or methyl. The surfactant composition is used to increase the agronomic efficacy of herbicide formulations containing a high concentration of glyphosate salts. Herbicide formulations including the surfactant composition and uses thereof are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: OXITENO S.A. INDUSTRIA E COMERCIO
    Inventors: Priscila Castelani, Rodrigo Cella, Alvim Jorge
  • Patent number: 10772322
    Abstract: Polymer particles, comprising a) at least one sparingly soluble insecticide from the group consisting of fipronil, allethrin, alpha-cypermethrin, beta-cyfluthrin, bifenthrin, bioallethrin, 4-chloro-2-(2-chloro-2-methylpropyl)-5-[(6-iodo-3-pyridinyl)methoxy]-3(2H)-pyridazinone (CAS-RN: 120955-77-3), chlorantraniliprole, chlorfenapyr, cyantraniliprole, cyfluthrin, cyhalothrin, cypermethrin, deltamethrin, etofenprox, fenoxycarb, flufenoxuron, hydramethylnon, imidacloprid, indoxacarb, metaflumizone, permethrin, pyriproxifen, tebufenozide and tralomethrin and b) at least one water-insoluble polymer, are suitable for improving the soil mobility of the sparingly soluble insecticide(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Klaus Reinhard, Holger Türk, Peter Hahn, Tina Schröder-Grimonpont, Michael Ishaque, Marc Rudolf Jung
  • Patent number: 10757940
    Abstract: An agricultural chemical composition comprises a solvent having the general formula CO(ORa)(Rb), wherein Ra is a linear or branched alkyl group of one to eight carbon atoms and Rb is an aromatic group. Active agricultural components are dissolved in the solvent to produce a solution usable for distributing the active components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: INDORAMA VENTURES OXIDES LLC
    Inventor: Dave C. Ferguson
  • Patent number: 10758467
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are water-soluble UV absorbing compounds of Formula I with two quaternary ammonium centers, wherein; R is selected from saturated or unsaturated alkyl groups with C12 to C22 carbon atoms and R1 is selected from H or methoxy group. The invention further discloses the synthesis of highly substantive water-soluble UV absorbers containing two quaternary ammonium centers, cinnamidopropyl (2-hydroxypropyl alkyl dimethyl ammonium chloride) dimonium chlorides of Formula I and the compositions containing the same in personal care products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: GALAXY SURFACTANTS LTD.
    Inventors: Nirmal Koshti, Bhagyesh Jagannath Sawant
  • Patent number: 10736316
    Abstract: The present invention relates to porous silica particles partially functionalized with long hydrocarbon chains loaded with a fungicidal agent having the ability to release the fungicidal agent in a targeted and selective manner at the site of infection, thus avoiding the unnecessary release of fungicidal agents on the plant product and into the environment. The invention also relates to a process for preparing these particles, to a system for the controlled and targeted release of fungicide based on the same and to the use thereof for fungicide treatments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: PRODUCTOS CITROSOL, S.A.
    Inventors: Benito Orihuel Iranzo, Javier Parra Carbonell
  • Patent number: 10729133
    Abstract: A cornfield herbicidal composition comprising pyrazolone compounds and an application thereof is provided. The cornfield herbicidal composition comprises an herbicidally effective amount of an active ingredient A, an active ingredient B, and a safener compound C, wherein the active ingredient A is a compound of the formula (I); the active ingredient B is selected from one or more of the following compounds: triazines, nitriles, sulfonylureas, pyridine carboxylic acids, benzyl carboxylic acids, bentazone, amides, pyridines and amicarbazone; and the safener compound C is selected from one or more of the following compounds: C1 isoxadifen-ethyl, C2 cyprosulfamide, C3 mefenpyr-diethyl, C4 cloquintocet-mexyl, C5 gibberellic acid, C6 furilazole and C7 N-(2-methoxybenzoyl)-4-[(methylaminocarbonyl)amino]benzenesulfonamide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Qingdao Kingagroot Resistant Weed Management Co.
    Inventors: Xuegang Peng, Jinxin Wang, Tao Jin, Jingyuan Zhang, Qi Cui, Xiaoqi Chen
  • Patent number: 10729667
    Abstract: The present invention relates to improved topical gel compositions comprising an active agent, and uses thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Inventors: Bhushan Hardas, Donna Dalton, Petra Scheppler, Anja Buch, Peter Boderke
  • Patent number: 10709134
    Abstract: Compositions for improving plant health, the compositions comprising at least one water-soluble pesticide and at least one non-herbicidal water-insoluble agrochemical, are described. Also described are processes for preparing the compositions and methods of improving agronomic crop plant health using the compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Junhua Zhang, Frank C. Kohn, Daniel R. Wright, Andrew D. Dyszlewski, William Abraham, John W. Hemminghaus
  • Patent number: 10709140
    Abstract: The methods, kits, and products for controlling a target insect population are disclosed in which a non-host plant containing a toxin and a chemical attractant known to attract the target insect is treated with chemical attractant from a plant of interest. The chemical attractant induces the target insect to lay eggs on the non-host plant. The resulting offspring die of starvation from refusing to feed on the non-host plant. The non-host plant and plant of interest contain at least one common chemical. The methods, kits, and products for controlling a target insect population using an extract from a non-host plant are also disclosed. The non-host plant extract is applied to the plant of interest, and when ingested or applied directly to the target insect, kills the target insect or causes it to develop with deformities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: The University of The West Indies
    Inventors: Trevor Herbert Yee, Charah Tabetha Watson, Eric Garraway, Dwight Robinson, Nemoi Nastassia Sri Garcia Chisholm
  • Patent number: 10701939
    Abstract: Provided is a pyribencarb aqueous suspension agrochemical composition which contains an adjuvant for reinforcing the efficacy of pyribencarb, and which is capable of preventing a pharmaceutical preparation from becoming highly viscous or solidified and capable of providing a sufficient controlling effect with a small amount of pyribencarb. The aqueous suspension agrochemical composition includes: pyribencarb which is an agrochemically active component; an adjuvant for pyribencarb, which is one or more compounds selected from polyoxyalkylene siloxanes, polyoxyethylene/polyoxypropylene block copolymers, and polyoxyalkylene alkyl ethers; a nonionic-anionic surfactant which is a polyoxyalkylene aryl ether sulfuric acid salt and/or a polyoxyalkylene aryl ether phosphoric acid salt; and water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignees: KUMIAI CHEMICAL INDUSTRY CO., LTD., NIPPON SODA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshinobu Yamazaki, Toshio Sugimura, Koichi Ozaki
  • Patent number: 10694743
    Abstract: Agricultural compositions having reduced aquatic toxicity are disclosed. The compositions comprise an agricultural active, a monounsaturated C10-C12 fatty amine ethoxylate, and optionally water. The compositions may further comprise an auxiliary surfactant, a solvent, or both. In certain preferred aspects, the agricultural active is a glyphosate salt. Agricultural compositions comprising a monounsaturated C10-C12 fatty amine ethoxylate have good herbicidal efficacy. Unexpectedly, the monounsaturated C10-C12 fatty amine ethoxylates have reduced aquatic toxicity when compared with their saturated analogs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: STEPAN COMPANY
    Inventors: Dave R. Allen, Andrew D. Malec
  • Patent number: 10695303
    Abstract: The present invention relates to improved topical gel compositions comprising an active agent, and uses thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Sebela Ireland Limited
    Inventors: Bhushan Hardas, Donna Dalton
  • Patent number: 10695368
    Abstract: A method of preventing protein glycation using a supplement may comprise: administering a supplement comprising lysine and zinc; monitoring a concentration of glucose before and after the supplement is administered in a bio-sample; and determining a change in a dose of the supplement based on the concentration of glucose found in the bio-sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Lysulin, Inc.
    Inventor: John Burd
  • Patent number: 10694742
    Abstract: A composition having a pesticide and a hydroxyalkyl polyoxylene glycol ether of the general formula (I) where R1 is a saturated or unsaturated, linear or branched alkyl having 6 to 18 carbon atoms; R2 is ethylene, propylene, butylene or a mixture thereof; R3 is a saturated or unsaturated, linear or branched alkyl having 6 to 18 carbon atoms; and n has a value of from 1 to 100. The composition may be used as an adjuvant in in pesticide-comprising spray mixtures. In a method for controlling phytopathogenic fungi and/or undesirable plant growth and/or undesirable insect or mite infestation and/or for regulating the growth of plants, the composition is allowed to act on the respective pests, the habitat thereof or the plants to be protected from the respective pest, on the soil and/or on undesirable plants and/or the crop plants and/or the habitat thereof. Seed may also include the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Martin Semar, Ingo Fleute-Schlachter, Hans-Christian Raths, Markus Kalt, Rainer Berghaus
  • Patent number: 10695367
    Abstract: Pharmaceutical compositions for oral administration, in particular administration as an oral delivery system to be swallowed directly or capable of disintegration in the oral cavity, comprising iron oxy-hydroxide in high loading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma Ltd
    Inventors: Ludwig Daniel Weibel, Erik Philipp