Patents Examined by Neil Levy
  • Patent number: 8877219
    Abstract: Pesticidal compositions containing rosemary oil and/or wintergreen oil and methods for using same are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: EcoSmart Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven M. Bessette, A. David Lindsay
  • Patent number: 8852618
    Abstract: Mixtures containing gamma-cyhalothrin [(S)-?-cyano-3-phenoxybenzyl (Z)-(1R,3R)-3-(2-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoro-1-propenyl)-2,2-dimethylcyclopropanecarboxylate] and another compound having insecticidal, nematicidal, acaricidal, molluscicidal, fungicidal, plant growth regulating or herbicidal activity are provided. Compositions containing the mixture and insecticidal methods using such mixtures or compositions are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Syngenta Limited
    Inventor: Martin Stephen Clough
  • Patent number: 8840909
    Abstract: Subject of the present invention is a solid ant bait comprising an insecticide and a bait composition. Another subject is a process for the preparation of said ant bait, comprising extruding a mixture, which contains the insecticide and the bait composition. Yet another subject is a method for controlling ants, comprising offering to said ants the ant bait according to the invention. Finally, a subject is a use of the ant bait according to the invention for controlling ants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Claude Taranta, Thomas Bork, Gerhard Schnabel, Helmut Müller, Sarah Thompson, Clark D. Klein, Nigel Armes, Tiffany Hennessey
  • Patent number: 8834908
    Abstract: A pest-combating composition including sodium lauryl sulfate and one or more of C6-12 fatty acids, preferably lauric and/or capric and/or caprylic acid, soy methyl ester, and 2-undecanone, and methods of combating pests utilizing same, are disclosed. The compositions can include a carrier oil such as silicon oil, soy methyl ester, or a vegetable oil, and can be in the form of an emulsion. The composition may be constituted as a spray composition, an aerosol, a lotion, a paste, or another compositional form. Pests that may be usefully combated with such composition include flying insects, including flies, mosquitoes, and wasps, ants, including arthropods such as fire ants, ticks, fleas, cockroaches, silver fish, thrips, gnats, aphids, Japanese beetles, and agricultural and horticultural arthropods and insects including beetles (potato and bean), flea beetles, fleahoppers, squash bugs, slugs, leaf hoppers, harlequin bugs, milk weed bugs, spiders, mites, lice, rodents, and deer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: HOMS, LLC
    Inventor: Allen Jones
  • Patent number: 8828414
    Abstract: Provided are biocidal compositions comprising 2,6-dimethyl-m-dioxane-4-ol acetate and a non-formaldehyde releasing biocidal compound selected from the group consisting of: a brominated nitroalkanol, a 2-halo-2-(halomethyl)glutaronitrile, and 2-phenoxyethanol. The compositions are useful for controlling microorganisms in aqueous or water containing systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Kathy J. Ji, Donald J. Love, Jon B. Raymond
  • Patent number: 8815269
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions for the control of pests, in particular insecticidal suspension concentrates and spray solutions made from them, to processes for their preparation, and to the use of such formulations for the sustained control of animal pests (arthropods) on a variety of surfaces. The present invention furthermore relates to the use of certain polymer dispersions in pesticides, in particular to their use for extending the long-term activity of these compositions when they are applied to surfaces. The present invention furthermore relates to the use of the compositions according to the invention for controlling parasites, in particular ectoparasites, in animals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Bayer Cropscience AG
    Inventors: Johan Kijlstra, Frank Rosenfeldt, Guenther Nentwig, Volker Gutsmann, Rainer Sonneck, Douglas Ross
  • Patent number: 8815271
    Abstract: This document discloses molecules having the following formula (“Formula One”): and processes related thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences, LLC.
    Inventors: Maurice C. H. Yap, Ann M. Buysse, Daniel Knueppel, Yu Zhang, Negar Garizi, Noormohamed M. Niyaz, Christian T. Lowe, Ricky Hunter, Tony K. Trullinger, David A. Demeter, Dan Pernich, Carl Deamicis, Ronald Ross, Jr., Timothy C. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8815270
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for killing ectoparasites on a subject. Compositions containing a fatty acid ester, e.g., isopropyl myristate, effective for killing ectoparasites is described. Also described are compositions containing a fatty acid ester and a siloxane (e.g., decacyclomethicone). The compositions can also contain a mectin and/or a mycin, and S-methoprene. The compositions are useful against a variety of ectoparasites that afflict humans, animals, and plants, e.g., head lice, fleas, body lice, crab lice, scabies, ticks, and plant parasites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Piedmont Pharmaceuticals, LLC
    Inventors: William R. Campbell, Kathleen G. Palma, Neil E. Paulsen
  • Patent number: 8808720
    Abstract: A product comprising microcapsules which themselves comprise (a) a polymeric shell; and (b) a core which comprises (i) a solid agrochemical dispersed in a matrix and (ii) a water-immiscible liquid characterized in that the matrix is distributed non-continuously throughout the water-immiscible liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Syngenta Limited
    Inventors: Patrick Joseph Mulqueen, Anne Waller, Julia Lynne Ramsay, Geoffrey William Smith
  • Patent number: 8808721
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions and methods for attracting bed bugs with novel attractants and new and improved methods to enable their use to attract, monitor or trap bed bugs for surveying, monitoring, mitigation and management purposes. Known mammal pheromones were discovered to be useful as bed bug kairomone attractants. A method of delivering non-volatile attractants by using the attractive heat source to heat and volatilize the attractants was discovered to be the optimal method to disseminate the kairomones. A new method of generating low levels of carbon dioxide is disclosed, and the combination of kairomones, carbon dioxide and heat is shown to attract bed bugs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: SpringStar Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Gilbert Banfield, Elizabeth Joy Schaafsma
  • Patent number: 8808717
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of controlling ectoparasites that infest companion and livestock animals by applying to the animal an effective amount of 4-tert-butylphenethyl quinazolin-4-yl ether or 4-chloro-5-ethyl-2-methyl-N-[(4-tert-butylphenyl)methyl]pyrazole-3-carboxamide or 5-chloro-N-[2-[4-(2-ethoxyethyl)-2,3-dimethylphenoxy]ethyl]-6-ethyl-4-pyrimidinamine or 4-chloro-3-ethyl-1-methyl-N-[4-(p-tolyloxy)benzyl]pyrazole-5-carboxamide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Bayer Animal Health GmbH
    Inventor: Michael J. Crawford
  • Patent number: 8802120
    Abstract: Bioactive agrichemical concentrates and compositions having improved bioactivity comprising combinations of acid solutions and conventional bioactive agrichemical actives or formulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Sciessent LLC
    Inventor: Joseph J. Crudden
  • Patent number: 8795699
    Abstract: A method of repelling wasps, which method comprises using a preparation comprising (a) one or more of ethyl 3-(N-n-butyl-N-acetylamino)propionate, dihydronepetalactone, and extract of catmint, and (b) at least one compound selected from certain perfume ingredients. This abstract is neither intended to define the invention disclosed in this specification nor intended to limit the scope of the invention in any way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Beiersdorf AG
    Inventors: Rainer Kroepke, Jens Schulz, Jens Nielsen, Stephanie Von Der Fecht
  • Patent number: 8790673
    Abstract: Methods for treating arthropods comprising depositing at least one drop of a liquid formulation containing at least one surfactant on a solid surface of an arthropod at a contact angle sufficient to cause rapid and enhanced knockdown (KD) of the arthropod. The contact angle comprises an angle formed between a resting drop of the liquid formulation and the solid surface on which the drop rests measured, after a period of about 80 milliseconds (ms) or more from the time that a drop of the liquid formulation is deposited on the solid surface, at a contact point between a tangent line drawn on a liquid/vapor interface surface of the resting drop in contact with the solid surface and a tangent to the solid surface on which the drop rests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: OMS Investments, Inc.
    Inventors: Shannon Hollis, Casey McDonald, Jason Rader
  • Patent number: 8790674
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use, as active ingredient, of a 1-N-(halo-3-pyridylmethyl)-N-methylamino-1-alkylamino-2-nitroethylene derivative for preparing a veterinary pharmaceutical composition for topical use in the treatment of external parasites, in particular fleas, in domestic animals, in particular in dogs and cats, intended to be applied at least every 2 weeks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Virbac
    Inventors: Guy Derrieu, Jean Pascal Marc
  • Patent number: 8784856
    Abstract: Particular aspects provide methods for converting glucosinolate in a glucosinolate-containing plant material to glucosinolate breakdown products (GBPs), comprising: providing an amount of processed glucosinolate-containing plant material, the processed material being depleted of oil and glucosinolate converting enzyme activity by virtue of said processing; providing an amount of glucosinolate converting enzyme activity; mixing the processed material with the amount enzyme activity; hydrating the mixture; and incubating the hydrated mixture, wherein the glucosinolates are enzymatically converted to GBPs. Preferably, the processed plant material comprises a oilseed-derived seedmeal material (e.g., meadowfoam seedmeal) from which the oil has been removed by the processing (e.g., solvent extraction and/or heat treatment). In particular embodiments, the glucosinolate converting enzyme activity comprises at least one of a myrosinase activity and a nitrile-forming activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: The State of Oregon Acting by and Through the State Boad of Higher Education on Behalf of Oregon State University
    Inventors: Jan F. Stevens, Stephen Machado, Ralph Reed, Michael S. Martinez
  • Patent number: 8784871
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for reducing the production of methane emanating from the digestive activities of a ruminant and or for improving ruminant animal performance by using, as active compound at least one nitrooxy alkanoic acid and/or derivative thereof, which is administrated to the animal together with the feed. The invention also relates to the use of these compounds in feed and feed additives such as premix, concentrates and total mixed ration (TMR) or in the form of a bolus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: DSM IP Assets B.V.
    Inventors: Stephane Duval, Maik Kindermann
  • Patent number: 8784873
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of changing a ratio of 68 to 64 kDa protein of MRJP3 in a royal jelly, a method of producing a royal jelly comprising MRJP3 having a changed ratio of 68 to 64 kDa protein relative to a control royal jelly and the royal jelly produced thereform. Also provided is a method of promoting the growth of the larva of a queen bee comprising feeding the larva of the queen bee a royal jelly of the invention. Further provided is a method of producing bee larva, pupa and queen bees with sizes larger than normal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Naturewise Biotech & Medicals Corporation
    Inventors: Chung-Yang Huang, Chia-Nan Chen, Wei-Jung Chen, Wei-Jan Huang, Li-Ling Chi
  • Patent number: 8784855
    Abstract: Pesticides based on vicinal diols, are available to control arthropod ectoparasites such as Pediculus Humanus, Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus, Musca domestica, the Blattidae, Blatella Germanica, and Periplaneta Americana, by introducing to the locus of an infestation of the pest, a composition containing as active ingredient a vicinal diol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Ectopharma Limited
    Inventors: John Campbell, Andrew Carver
  • Patent number: 8778371
    Abstract: Pesticide compositions and methods for their use are provided. Embodiments of the subject pesticide compositions include a pesticide and an assimilable carbon skeleton energy component. Embodiments of the subject compositions may include a pesticide and one or more of a macronutrient component, micronutrient component, vitamin/cofactor component and a complexing agent. Also provided are methods that include preparing an assimilable carbon skeleton energy containing-pesticide composition and methods for administering an assimilable carbon skeleton energy containing-pesticide composition to a plant. Kits for use in practicing the subject invention are also provided. The subject pesticide compositions find use in a variety of different applications, and are particularly suited for use in at least mollifying pesticide-induced phytotoxicity of a plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Inventor: Thomas T. Yamashita