Patents Examined by Trevor Love
  • Patent number: 12035712
    Abstract: A formulation and a composition that comprises it for promoting the pollination of pear crops (Pyrus) by biasing the foraging preferences of the honey bee (Apis mellifera). The formulation comprises the compounds limonene, linalool and ?-pinene. Additionally, a method for targeting the bees' pollination activity towards the pear crops by using the formulation comprising the compounds limonene, linalool and ?-pinene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2023
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2024
    Assignees: CONSEJO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTÍFICAS Y TÉCNICAS (CONICET), UNIVERSIDAD DE BUENOS AIRES
    Inventors: Walter M. Farina, Paula Carolina Díaz
  • Patent number: 12036323
    Abstract: Novel microsphere compositions for use in parenteral formulations are provided. The microspheres comprise a biodegradable polymer of a molecular weight greater than 10,000 daltons, an active therapeutic agent, and a cellulose-derived material such as ethyl cellulose, carboxymethyl cellulose, hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose, or sodium carboxymethyl cellulose. The microsphere compositions decreased deviation in mean microsphere diameter, improved drug entrapment, and improved microsphere stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2023
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2024
    Assignee: ADARE PHARMACEUTICALS USA, INC.
    Inventors: Nathan Dormer, Cory Berkland
  • Patent number: 12017973
    Abstract: Described herein are alkoxylated compounds of general formula (I) and their use as adjuvant in the treatment of soil and plants. Also described are a composition including at least one biocide and at least one compound of general formula (I), as well as a method for improving the growth and health of plants by treating the crops with the composition including the compounds of general formula (I).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Rodney F. Kilma, Dean A. Oester, Timothy H. Anderson, Mahmud Mustaqim Hussain
  • Patent number: 12004538
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods and compositions for improving the quality of meat obtained from an animal. In one aspect, the method relates to feeding an animal a diet containing calcium nitrate. In one aspect, the method relates to improving the redness of the meat color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: CAN TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Alcina Ascensao, Brooke Humphrey, Ad Van Wesel
  • Patent number: 12005161
    Abstract: Described herein are medical devices and medical implements with high lubricity to flesh (or biological fluid) and/or inhibited nucleation on its surface. The device has a surface comprising an impregnating liquid and a plurality of micro-scale and/or nano-scale solid features spaced sufficiently close to stably contain the impregnating liquid therebetween. The impregnating liquid fills spaces between said solid features, the surface stably contains the impregnating liquid between the solid features, and the impregnating liquid is substantially held in place between the plurality of solid features regardless of orientation of the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: J. David Smith, Rajeev Dhiman, Adam T. Paxson, Christopher J. Love, Brian R. Solomon, Kripa K. Varanasi
  • Patent number: 11998008
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are agricultural biocontrol compounds and compositions comprising the compounds, and methods of using the same. Specifically, nematacide fungicidal and herbecidial compounds, compositions comprising thereof, and methods for preventing and inhibiting nematodes, fungi and weed growth are disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: The State of Israel, Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development, Agricultural Research Organization (ARO) (VOLCANI CENTER)
    Inventors: David Ezra, Orna Liarzi, Ariel Ewenson
  • Patent number: 11992008
    Abstract: Agricultural products, such as pesticides, plant growth regulators, fungicides, herbicides, and insecticides, may be formulated to include one or more surfactants, from one or more surfactant classes, such as derivatives of amino acids that have surface-active properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: AdvanSix Resins & Chemicals LLC
    Inventor: Edward Asirvatham
  • Patent number: 11980187
    Abstract: A herbicidal combination comprising (a) saflufenacil; (b) an organophosphorus herbicide; and (c) an arsenical herbicide; a composition comprising the same and a method of use thereof is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: UPL LTD
    Inventors: Ajit Kumar, Jaidev Rajnikant Shroff, Vikram Rajnikant Shroff
  • Patent number: 11969498
    Abstract: Described herein are compositions useful for moisturizing and/or improving the appearance of skin by evening skin tone and/or reducing the appearance of dark spots or hyperpigmentation. The compositions comprise cosmetic ingredients such as lactobacillus ferment; Ferula foetida root extract; Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed extract; Terminalia ferdinandiana fruit extract, and niacinamide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: MARY KAY INC.
    Inventors: David Gan, Patricia Jacoby
  • Patent number: 11968999
    Abstract: A composition for enhancing protein digestion is disclosed, which includes at least one acid component, at least one base component and a protein digestion enhancer, wherein the at least one acid component is one selected from a group consisting of an organic acid, a phosphoric acid and a combination thereof, the at least one base component is one selected from a group consisting of an organic base, a phosphate and a combination thereof, the at least one acid component and the at least one base component conjugate with each other to form a buffer formulation, and the protein digestion enhancer is one selected from a group consisting of an ascorbic acid, a salt of the ascorbic acid and a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: ECO-GEO BIO-TECHNOLOGY COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Ta-Lu Shen, Fu-An Chen
  • Patent number: 11970515
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a novel brassinosteroid (BR) analogue, a novel crystal form, and a preparation method and use thereof. The BR analogue has a chemical formula of C27H46O7, a chemical name of (20R,22R)-2?,3?,14?-14,20,22,25-hexahydroxy-5?,8?,9?-cholestan-6-one, and a structural formula of: In the present disclosure, a novel crystal form with a high bioactivity is obtained by improving a recrystallization process of a naturally extracted BR analogue. This novel crystal form can be applied in the field of agriculture to promote the growth of plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: CHENGDU NEWSUN CROP SCIENCE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Qiming He, Dan Ren
  • Patent number: 11937599
    Abstract: Herbicidal microcapsules containing a combination of herbicides are described. In particular, the herbicidal microcapsules include a core material comprising an acetamide herbicide and a second herbicide and a shell wall encapsulating the core material. Also described are processes for preparing the microcapsules, various herbicidal compositions containing the microcapsules, and methods of preparing and using the herbicidal compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: John W. Hemminghaus, Neha Rana, Steven T. Voss, Junhua Zhang
  • Patent number: 11931451
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a method of isolating one or more compounds present in fruit seed extracts that have anti-ty-rosinase or whitening activity, compositions having one or more fruit seed extracts that have anti-tyrosinase or whitening (lightening) activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignees: WiSys Technology Foundation, Inc., Botanic Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Brant Lawrence Kedrowski, Mark J. Mueller
  • Patent number: 11917996
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for controlling undesired vegetation in animal grazelands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: DISCOVERY PURCHASER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Harold Quicke, David R. Spak, Derek J. Sebastian, Roland Maynard
  • Patent number: 11918616
    Abstract: A beverage for equines, livestock (e.g., pigs, sheep, cattle, goats), or other hooved animals that encourages the animals to drink, providing hydration and electrolytes. The beverage is a combination of desired flavoring, e.g., a dry or powdered blend of alfalfa leaf powder or alfalfa meal; a sweetener, e.g., sugar; and one or more desired electrolytes, that is added to a liquid, e.g., water. Other desired flavoring can be mint, alfalfa mint, apple, peppermint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Inventors: Melissa Mysing, Dawn Brown
  • Patent number: 11918018
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for nutraceutical compositions and methods for dietary alleviation of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Compositions may include at least one anti-hyperandrogenism ingredient. Compositions may include at least one insulin-sensitivity modulating ingredient. The anti-hyperandrogenism ingredient may include inositol. The anti-hyperandrogenism ingredient may include monacolin K (red yeast). The insulin-sensitivity modulating ingredient may include inositol. The insulin-sensitivity modulating ingredient may include curcumin. The methods may include oral administration of the compositions. The methods may include physician monitoring of symptoms during use of the compositions. Case studies demonstrate positive benefits of application of the compositions and methods in alleviation of PCOS. Demonstrated benefits include conception after lengthy infertility prior to application of the compositions and methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Provation Life LLC
    Inventor: Herman Weiss
  • Patent number: 11896012
    Abstract: Concentrated suspensions containing phytosterols are described, in an amount higher than 25% by weight, in addition to a process for their preparation and their relative use as stimulants of plant growth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: ISAGRO S.P.A.
    Inventors: Paolo Bellandi, Ilenia Fiorenza Mazzali, Elisa Galimberti, Claudio Dacarro
  • Patent number: 11896011
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for controlling undesired vegetation in animal grazelands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: DISCOVERY PURCHASER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Harold Quicke, David R. Spak, Derek J. Sebastian, Roland Maynard
  • Patent number: 11871749
    Abstract: An aqueous-based disinfecting composition is disclosed. The composition can include hydrogen peroxide at a concentration of 0.1 to 0.9% w/w, caprylic acid, or a salt thereof, at a concentration of 0.1 to 1% w/w, salicylic acid, or a salt thereof at a concentration of 0.1 to 1% w/w, and water. The composition does not include or is substantially free of a volatile C1-C7 alcohol, and the pH of the composition is from about 0.1 to about 6, and the composition is capable of exhibiting mycobactericidal activity against mycobacteria on a surface when the composition is in contact with the mycobacteria for at least 1 minute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: ALDEN MEDICAL, LLC
    Inventors: Carl F. Banas, Christopher C. Valdes, David Rinaldi, Christopher A. Corridan, Damon J. D'Amico
  • Patent number: 11865219
    Abstract: A concentrated liquid sanitizing and rinse composition containing peroxycarboxylic acid(s) and compatible rinse aid surfactants is disclosed. The sanitizing and rinsing compositions are formulated in a single liquid concentrate, replacing a traditional dual product of a sanitizer and rinse aid. The sanitizing and rinsing chemistries are particularly effective at neutral pHs against gram negative organisms at elevated temperatures. Methods of using the concentrated liquid sanitizing and rinse composition are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: Steven J. Lange, Junzhong Li, Xin Sun, Allison Brewster, Richard Staub