Patents Examined by S. Mark Clardy
  • Patent number: 7238645
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a surfactant system for general use in agricultural compositions, including, but not limited to herbicidal, fungicidal and insecticidal formulations comprised of two components: an alkoxylated polyarylphenol phosphate ester surfactant in combination with an alkoxylated lignosulfonate salt surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2007
    Assignee: Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc.
    Inventors: Victor Shui-Chiu Chow, Douthitt Pruitt Merritt, Lear Michael Haulsee
  • Patent number: 7229949
    Abstract: A safe delivery system of agriculturally active material is formed using an encapsulation process. A microencapsulated suspension of agriculturally active material includes an encapsulating agent formed from a graft copolymer of starch and at least one vinyl monomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Assignee: United Phosphorus, Ltd.
    Inventors: Prakash Mahadev Jadhav, Jaidev Rajnikant Shroff
  • Patent number: 7205261
    Abstract: N-acylethanolamines (NAEs) that can deliver an ethylene- or cytokinin-like effect to a plant, plant part or fungus are disclosed. Also disclosed are methods of using the NAEs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2007
    Assignee: Nutra-Park, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Rowley, Sang Won Jeong, Keith Cowan
  • Patent number: 7199081
    Abstract: An aqueous composition suitable for applying fungicides to plant propagation materials is provided, comprising water and a blend of the following components, by weight: a) 2–10% of a surface-active agent comprising a1) at least one anionic surfactant; b) 0.5–10% of at least one polymer selected from water-dispersible polymers and water-soluble film-forming polymers; c) 4–20% of at least one inorganic solid carrier; and d) 3–20% of at least one antifreeze agent. In one embodiment, the composition comprises a fungicidally effective amount of at least one fungicidally active compound. The inventive composition is storage stable, ready-to-apply (RTA), ecologically and toxicologically favorable and has good fungicidal efficacy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2007
    Assignee: Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc.
    Inventors: Christian Schlatter, Ravi Ramachandran
  • Patent number: 7199082
    Abstract: Disclosed are compositions that comprise one or more N-acylethanolamine compounds for maintaining the freshness and appearance of cut flowers, floral products, decorative foliage, fruits, and other plant cuttings. More specifically, the present invention provides methods for treating and storing cut flowers, Christmas trees, fruits, and other severed plant parts that preserve the appearance, freshness, fragrance and/or aesthetic qualities of the botanical products. Using the disclosed compositions, the shelf life of cut flowers was substantially prolonged, in many cases 2 to 5 times longer than untreated flowers, with the treated flowers or foliage appearing healthy and viable, and without wilting, dehydration, leaf drop, or visible signs of senescence. Likewise, treatment of ornamental coniferous plants with the anti-senescent compositions delayed deterioration and leaf drop, while extending the overall appearance and quality of the plants and plant cuttings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2007
    Assignee: University of North Texas
    Inventors: Kent D. Chapman, Shea Austin-Brown
  • Patent number: 7192905
    Abstract: Combination of a cytochrome P450 monooxygenase inducer with an organophosphate pesticide (insecticide or acaracide) provides effective control of ticks and flies, particularly against organophosphate-resistant strains of the ticks and flies. In use, a pesticidally effective amount of a composition of the cytochrome P450 monooxygenase inducer and organophosphate pesticide is applied to the locus of the targeted tick or fly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: Andrew Y. Li, John Allen Miller
  • Patent number: 7189678
    Abstract: A method for the recovery of decayed agricultural plantations, preferably fruit orchards, or wine or table grape vineyards, where the plantation decay is due mainly to localized irrigation and the use of inadequate exploitation techniques, such as the traditional ones. The method consists in the use of non-localized irrigation in the plantation; the inclusion of Ca++ providing substances in the soil; and the inclusion of a Chitosan solution (poly-D-glucosamine) in the irrigation water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2007
    Inventor: Antonio Danilo Lobato Salinas
  • Patent number: 7183237
    Abstract: A method of weed control using a biological paradigm. A method for the use of dried distiller's grain and soluble as an herbicide and a fertilizer in the use of crop production. A method for the processing of corn and other crops including the re-use of the dried grain by-products in subsequent crop production. A method for the production of grain alcohol including the re-use of the dried grain by-products in subsequent crop production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2007
    Inventor: David Blume
  • Patent number: 7163910
    Abstract: The present invention relates to formulations comprising a) at least one phosphonium or sulfonium salt of a sulfonylurea, where the phosphonium and sulfonium cation of the salt has at least one substituent which is different from hydrogen, and b) customary auxiliaries and additives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2007
    Assignee: Bayer CropScience GmbH
    Inventors: Gerhard Schnabel, Detlev Haase, Thomas Maier, Julio Martinez de Una, Jochen Würtz
  • Patent number: 7144842
    Abstract: The invention provides a herbicide composition consisting of 2-[(4,6-dimethoxypyrimidin-2-yl)hydroxy-methyl]-6-methoxymethyl-N-difluoromethanesulfonylanilide as the component (A) and any compound selected from more than 20 kinds of specific compounds such as orbencarb and the like as the component (B), heretofore not combined with the component (A) compound. Dispensation of the herbicide composition to paddy fields, lawns, dry fields, or non-agricultural lands gives excellent weed-controlling effects on a variety of weeds and causes no or little phytotoxicities on valuable cultivated plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Assignee: Kumiai Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kawasaki, Takeshige Miyazawa, Osamu Watanabe
  • Patent number: 7144841
    Abstract: Novel cut flower compositions which yield prompt, complete and homogeneous mixing when delivered in a permeable or semi-permeable container. No separate mixing is required, and the resulting solution if free of pH gradients. This result is attained by including in the composition one or more compounds that give rise to gaseous effervescence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventor: Silvester Pius
  • Patent number: 7141251
    Abstract: A composition and therapeutic methods therefore for pharmacologically strong acid solutions comprising a mixture of strong and weak acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2006
    Assignee: Cytorex Biosciences, inc.
    Inventor: David Martucci
  • Patent number: 7141532
    Abstract: A process for preparing a dry pesticidal composition including a glyphosate component comprising a water-soluble salt of glyphosate acid, a dicarboxylate component and optionally an adjuvant component. According to the process of the present invention, a glyphosate component is combined with a dicarboxylate component and optionally an adjuvant component to form an enhanced pesticidal composition. The glyphosate component and/or the dicarboxylate component may be combined in their salt form or either or both may be combined in acid form and reacted in the mixture with a base component to form the corresponding salt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2006
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Graham, William Abraham, John T. Wang, Beth J. Calabotta, Brent D. Massmann, William H. Miller
  • Patent number: 7138360
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a solid herbicide formulation containing a) a herbicide from the group of sulfonylurea, or the salts thereof which are useful in the agricultural domain. b) optionally at least one other herbicide. c) optionally a safener, and d) at least one formulation adjuvant. A suspension is formed in water, consisting of the sulfonylurea a). optionally at least one other herbicide b), optionally a safener c) and at least one formulation adjuvant d). The suspension is adjusted to a pH value between 6.5 and 8 by adding an acid or a base, and is then dried to obtain the solid formulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2006
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Karl-Friedrich Jäger, Cyrill Zagar
  • Patent number: 7135436
    Abstract: Technology is provided for treating recirculating water in a system to control algae in, for example, a cooling water, an evaporative condenser, a heat exchanger, or a decorative fountain. A solid composition comprising terbuthylazine dispersed in polyethylene glycol is contacted with recirculating water. The polyethylene glycol slowly dissolves, and the terbuthylazine is delivered into the water. The composition is preferably prepared by dispersing the terbuthylazine in molten polyethylene glycol followed by molding and solidifying. A preferred polyethylene glycol has an average molecular weight of about 8,000. The system can accomplish addition of terbuthylazine to recirculated water without the need for a dosing pump and without exposure of operating personnel to terbuthylazine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2006
    Assignee: J.F. Daley International, Ltd.
    Inventors: Leonard M. Van Vossen, Dennis D. Cerny
  • Patent number: 7135434
    Abstract: This invention provides for, inter alia, a herbicidal composition comprising a mixture of: A. a herbicidally effective amount of at least one compound of the formula where V and Z are defined in the specification; and B. an antidote.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2006
    Assignee: Hoechst Schering AgrEvo GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Ziemer, Lothar Willms, Hermann Bieringer, Erwin Hacker
  • Patent number: 7135435
    Abstract: Described are plant growth regulation compositions and methods utilizing combinations of Class A and Class B gibberellin biosynthesis inhibitors. Preferred methods and compositions involve the combination of trinexapac-ethyl with either or both of flurprimidol and paclobutrazol, in particular to provide a synergistic effect in the regulation of the growth of turfgrass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2006
    Assignee: Sepro Corporation
    Inventors: Raymond B. Cooper, Roger Storey
  • Patent number: 7135437
    Abstract: Aqueous pesticidial concentrate emulsions or microemulsions are described which are storage stable after exposure to temperatures ranging from 60° C. to ?20° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2006
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Norman R. Pallas, Jane L. Gillespie, Lata Singh, Xiaodong C. Xu
  • Patent number: 7115543
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel herbicidal synergistic active compound combinations which comprise firstly arylsulphonylaminocarbonyltriazolinones and secondly herbicidally active compounds and/or safeners listed in the description, and which can be used with particularly good results for the selective control of weeds in various crops of useful plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Assignee: Bayer CropScience AG
    Inventors: Dieter Feucht, Peter Dahmen, Mark Wilhelm Drewes, Rolf Pontzen, Mathias Kremer, Klaus-Helmut Müller
  • Patent number: 7109149
    Abstract: The invention provides methods for the alteration of fertility in plants through modulation of floral GABA levels. The techniques of the invention may find use in plant breeding techniques. Also provided by the invention are assays for the screening of candidate modulators of GABA metabolism or GABA analogs through the identification of affects on fertility following application of the candidate modulator to a plant. The technique provides an alternative to animal testing and is amenable to large scale application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Assignee: The University of Chicago
    Inventors: Ravishankar Palanivelu, Laura Brass, Daphne Preuss