Patents Examined by Neil S. Levy
  • Patent number: 7579018
    Abstract: Microbiological control is achieved by continuously and inexpensively dosing water in contact with biofilm, or that comes into contact with biofilm, using a highly effective biocide that provides very effective microbiocidal control of planktonic microorganisms and of biofilm species, even where the biofilm infestations have been in existence for long periods of time and thus have encased themselves in a substantial quantity of slimy defensive polysaccharide layers or films. In addition, the biocide used makes possible significant reduction in copper and/or iron surfaces in contact with the water as compared to N,N?-bromochloro- 5,5-dimethyl hydantoin. Still other advantages are made possible by the described technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignee: Albemarle Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan N. Howarth, Christopher J. Nalepa, Michael J. Sanders, David L. Shelton
  • Patent number: 7378104
    Abstract: Particles (10) for controlling, treating, feeding of aquatic invertebrate filter feeding organisms such as mussels, clams, oysters and insect larvae comprising a biologically active ingredient (13) embedded within or surrounded by an innocuous carrier material (12). The organism effectively concentrates the active ingredient within its body by feeding on the particles, thereby reducing the total amount of active ingredient required to be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Assignee: BioBullets Limited
    Inventors: David Aldridge, Geoffrey Dillwyn Moggridge
  • Patent number: 7374773
    Abstract: Pesticidal and/or antimicrobial biological agent-infected hard-bodied arthropod cadavers, such as from the family Tenebrionidae are used to control pest and/or microbial infestations in agriculture, commercial and urban environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Assignees: The United States as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties, Inc.
    Inventors: David I. Shapiro-Ilan, W. Louis Tedders, Edwin E. Lewis
  • Patent number: 7374770
    Abstract: Polyethylene glycol ethers of alkyl alcohols having the general formula CH3(CH2)xCH2(OCH2CH2)nOH wherein x is 8 to 20 (of which ceteareth-20, steareth-20 and steareth-100 are preferred), poloxamer 185, poloxamer 407, N,N-dimethyl dodecylamine N-oxide, and mixtures thereof, are employed to increase follicular delivery and/or follicular residence time of certain water soluble ornithine decarboxylase inhibitors of which 2(difluoromethyl)-2,5-diamino pentanoic acid and its pharmaceutically acceptable salts, hydrates, optical enantiomers and racemic mixture are preferred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Assignee: SkinMedica, Inc.
    Inventors: Joyce T. Chou, Prakash Parab
  • Patent number: 7371768
    Abstract: The present invention relates to pest control agent having systemic activity and a high safety along with a wide insecticidal spectrum and excellent insecticidal activity, which are 1-aryl-3-cyano-5-pyridylalkylaminopyrazole derivatives represented by formula (1): wherein X represents an N or C-halogen atom; R1 represents a haloalkyl group, excluding a perhaloalkyl group; R2 represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group, R3 represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, or an acyl group; and R4 represents a hydrogen atom, a hydroxyl group, an alkyl group, a haloalkyl group, an alkoxy group, a haloalkoxy group, an alkylthio group, an alkylsulfinyl group, an alkylsulfonyl group, a halogen atom, a nitro group, or a cyano group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2008
    Assignee: Nihon Nohyaku Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shuko Okui, Nobuo Kyomura, Toshiki Fukuchi, Kazuya Okano, Liangyou He, Akiko Miyauchi
  • Patent number: 7371401
    Abstract: An animal feed such as a milk replacer includes a soluble fiber and a sugar alcohol. The milk replacer enhances weight gain, starter intake and reduces weaning time. The method of feeding the animal includes feeding a mixture of a soluble fiber and sugar alcohol. The animal feed may be used as a method of weaning young ruminants such as calves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2008
    Assignee: Land O'Lakes Purina Feed LLC
    Inventor: Bill L. Miller
  • Patent number: 7371398
    Abstract: Animals have been domesticated and kept as a source of milk for tens of thousands of years. When humans keep animals for their ability to produce milk, the animals are usually kept in confined spaces. As a result of this confinement the animals are exposed to high levels of urine and fecal matter which originated with the animals which are being kept. This exposure contaminates the animal and in particular the udder and teats of the animal, with bacteria. In the milking process this bacteria can further contaminate the milk which is destine for human consumption. The bacteria can further cause mastitis in the bovine. The above set forth problems are eliminated in the subject invention wherein the udder and teat areas of the bovine are sanitized with a solution which contains both Cl+ and I+ ions wherein the I+ ion is produced by the oxidation of a solution of a dry iodine salt, without an N-chloro organic compound. The iodine salt may be an alkali metal iodide, an exemplary oxidizer is tricholormelamine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2008
    Assignee: H&S Chemical Company, Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Schneider, Charles A. Schneider
  • Patent number: 7371397
    Abstract: Microbiological control in aqueous media and/or eradication or reduction of biofilm on a surface in contact with such media is achieved by introducing into the aqueous medium a microbiocidally effective quantity of one or more 1,3-dibromo-5,5-dialkylhydantoins where one of the alkyls is methyl and the other is a C1-4 alkyl, wherein (i) the molar quantity of 1,3-dibromo-5,5-dialkylhydantoin introduced is less than the molar quantity of N,N?-bromochloro-5,5-dimethylhydantoin that would be required to effect the same degree of microbiological control in that medium, (ii) the molar quantity of the 1,3-dibromo-5,5-dialkylhydantoin introduced releases an amount of “free chlorine” that is greater than the amount of “free chlorine” that would be released in that medium by an equimolar quantity of N,N?-bromochloro-5,5-dimethylhydantoin, and (iii) the amount of “free chlorine” released by the quantity of the 1,3-dibromo-5,5-dialkylhydantoin introduced is greater than the amount of “free chlorine” that could be predicte
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2008
    Assignee: Albemarle Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan N. Howarth, Christopher J. Nalepa, Michael J. Sanders
  • Patent number: 7368121
    Abstract: A process for eradicating moss and liverwort which includes applying sodium percarbonate; and irrigating the moss. In some cases the process includes applying lime to control the pH of the moss and thereby constrain development of additional moss and said sodium percarbonate is a solid material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2008
    Inventor: Robert A Larose
  • Patent number: 7368123
    Abstract: According to the present invention, there is provided a pesticidal resin composition that contains (A) at least one resin selected from polyamide resins and polyacetal resins, (B) at least one compound selected from sulfone amide derivatives, sulfonic acid ester derivatives, phosphoric acid ester derivatives, phosphazene derivatives, carboxylic acid amide derivatives, carboxylic acid ester derivatives, and (C) a chemical agent having a pesticidal property. With the pesticidal resin composition containing the above ingredients, it is possible to obtain a pesticidal product that has such a strength, heat resistance and chemical resistance as to render the product usable as a structural member, as well as being capable of exhibiting the pesticidal activity for a prolonged period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2008
    Assignees: Otsuka Kagaku Kabushiki Kaisha, NIX, Inc.
    Inventors: Akira Tabuchi, Kiyozumi Tani, Akiyoshi Inubushi, Atushi Kamada, Masaharu Kamei, Osamu Igarashi
  • Patent number: 7364747
    Abstract: The combination of a polymyxin composition and a hop composition produces unexpected and synergistic activity against gram positive bacteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2008
    Assignee: S.S. Steiner, Inc.
    Inventor: Gerhard J. Haas
  • Patent number: 7361366
    Abstract: Synergistic and residual pesticidal compositions containing synergistic and residual mixtures of plant essential oils and/or their constituents, plant essential oils and/or their constituents in admixture with known active pesticidal compounds or plant essential oils and/or their constituents in admixture with other compounds not previously used as active ingredients in pesticidal formulations, such as, for example, so called signal transduction modulators. In addition, the present invention is directed to a method for controlling pests by applying a pesticidally effective amount of the above synergistic and residual pesticidal compositions to a locus where pest control is desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Assignee: Ecosmart Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven M. Bessette, Myron A. Beigler
  • Patent number: 7357946
    Abstract: Aggregates of cellulose-containing particles, such as particles of waste paper and optional other vegetation or waste particles are used as a carrier for additives such as insecticides, herbicides, fertilizers and nutrients. The particles can be also used as a carrier for insect repellants, preferably naturally occurring insect repellants, to repel insects from rooms, buildings, plants, and outdoor areas, and to carry adhered seeds onto an area to be planted with seeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Inventors: James R. Adamoli, Jr., Mark A. Adamoli
  • Patent number: 7357939
    Abstract: Synergistic and residual pesticidal compositions containing synergistic and residual mixtures of plant essential oils in admixture with enzyme inhibitors, with or without other compounds not previously used as active ingredients in pesticidal formulations. In addition, the present invention is directed to a method for controlling pests by applying a pesticidally-effective amount of the above synergistic and residual pesticidal compositions to a locus where pest control is desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Assignee: Ecosmart Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven M. Bessette
  • Patent number: 7354596
    Abstract: A delivery system for delivering an anti-microbial agent to a surface in a time release manner. The delivery system includes one or more polymeric particles (e.g., microspheres, core/shell particles, latexes, porogens, cryogenically ground beads, condensation polymer particles, flakes, etc.) and at least anti-microbial agent attached thereto. The anti-microbial agents may or may not be soluble in the polymeric particle or in the monomeric precursor used to make the polymeric particle. The anti-microbial agent can be incorporated into the microsphere using either a post polymerization addition process or an in situ addition process. The delivery system can be fashioned to provide characteristics that are application specific. Examples of such delivery systems include but are not limited to substrates (such as tapes, sheets of material and the like) coated with the releasably loaded polymeric particles, sprayable dispersions or suspensions of these polymeric particles and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: John P. Banovetz, Jeffry L. Jacobs
  • Patent number: 7354595
    Abstract: A topical insecticide is provided which can be safe to use and avoids many common deleterious side effects of conventional topical insecticides. In one preferred embodiment of the invention, the active ingredient of the insecticide formulation is an amine derivative, having a nitro-methylene group, a nitroamino group or a cyanoamino group, which can be formulated to have low toxicity and excellent insecticidal activity. One particularly suitable insecticide is 1-{(tetrahydro-3-furanyl)methyl}-2-nitro-3-methylguanidine (dinotefuran), an aldulticide that will kill adult fleas dissolved in ethyl lactate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Assignee: Summit Vetpharm, LLC
    Inventors: Ian W. Cottrell, Christine Monro, Pierre Joseph, Richard Fisher
  • Patent number: 7351420
    Abstract: Synergistic and residual pesticidal compositions containing synergistic and residual mixtures of plant essential oils and/or their constituents, plant essential oils and/or their constituents in admixture with known active pesticidal compounds or plant essential oils and/or their constituents in admixture with other compounds not previously used as active ingredients in pesticidal formulations, such as, for example, so called signal transduction modulators. In addition, the present invention is directed to a method for controlling pests by applying a pesticidally effective amount of the above synergistic and residual pesticidal compositions to a locus where pest control is desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Assignee: Ecosmart Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven M. Bessette, Myron A. Beigler
  • Patent number: 7351744
    Abstract: Several derivatives of naphthalene, including 1?-acetonaphthone, 2?-acetpnaphthone, 1-methoxynaphthalene, and 2-methoxynaphthalene, were discovered to be effective toxicants and repellents of termites, and resulted in significant reduction in termite feeding activity. For example, 2?-acetonaphthone was found to be an effective repellent and feeding deterrent of termites. Termites exposed to concentrations as low as 8 mg/kg sand exhibited a significant reduction in tunneling and feeding activity. Moreover, some of the dead termites had symptoms indicative of a failure to molt. At concentrations ?20 ?g/cm2, 2?-acetonaphthone was a strong repellent. Interestingly, at 160-fold lower concentration (0.125 ?g/cm2), 2?-acetonaphthone stimulated termite feeding activity. As a sand barrier, 2?-acetonaphthone significantly inhibited tunneling and feeding activity in concentrations from 8.33 to 35.0 mg/kg. Molting problems were also identified in termites exposed to 2?-acetonaphthone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Assignee: Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
    Inventors: Gregg Henderson, Sanaa A. Ibrahim, Rosemary Patton, Roger A. Laine, Betty C. R. Zhu, Feng Chen
  • Patent number: 7348019
    Abstract: The present invention provides a solid block formulation, and methods of making and methods of use. In addition, methods of controlling insects on cattle are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Assignee: Wellmark International
    Inventors: Dennis Lee Murphy, Jeanne Ann Witte, Kim W. Yang
  • Patent number: 7348027
    Abstract: A method of producing a self-take anthelmintic that includes active components that are undesirable to at least one sense of a target animal. The active ingredients including praziquantel are mixed with artificial beef and yeast components and subjected to a first compression. The resulting rough tablet is then ground to increase the density of the material by approximately 100% of the original density. Thereafter, the material is subjected to a second compression to form a final self-take tablet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Assignee: Bayer Healthcare LLC
    Inventors: John Rose, Jochem Rueter