Patents Examined by Wayne Langel
  • Patent number: 11317568
    Abstract: The objective of the invention is to provide an agent for increasing a plant functional component content, which is capable of increasing a content of the plant functional component by being adequately sprayed to the plant or injected into the soil without using stress cultivation conditions or plants with high content of functional component, and a method for manufacturing the same. An agent for increasing a plant functional component content comprising a fatty acid metabolite obtainable by a metabolism of a fatty acid with 4-30 carbon atoms by proteobacteria under a dissolved oxygen concentration of 0.1-8 mg/L, and a method for manufacturing an agent for increasing a plant functional component content comprising a fatty acid metabolite, comprising a step for a fatty acid metabolism wherein a fatty acid with 4-30 carbon atoms is subjected to a proteobacterial metabolization under a dissolved oxygen concentration of 0.1-8 mg/L.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: IBIDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Katsuya Ohno, Tomohiro Nohara
  • Patent number: 11312667
    Abstract: The present invention relates to increasing longevity of the nitrogen content of soil through improved liquid delivery formulations of nitrification inhibitors. The liquid formulation can also be comprised of nitrification inhibitors and optionally urease inhibitors that are blended solutions of each. The nitrification inhibitors are present in a mixture that comprises both a protic and an aprotic solvent system. The novel formulations are designed to be applied to fertilizers, especially urea and manure based fertilizers. The delivery formulations provide an environmentally sound and inherently safe solvating system that improves the storage stability of the urease inhibitors by utilizing liquid organic non-water containing solvents, maintains the nitrification inhibitors in solution to storage temperatures of at least 10° C., and provides improved application to fertilizer of nitrification inhibitors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventors: Gary David McKnight, Randall Linwood Rayborn, Wei Xu, Raymond Patrick Perkins, Zehui Yang, David Parker, Andrew Semple
  • Patent number: 11312665
    Abstract: Described herein, inter alia, is a concentrate including a high ionic strength liquid and a microfibrillated cellulose, and methods of making the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: AMVAC Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Humberto Benito Lopez, Lisiane Zeni
  • Patent number: 11312666
    Abstract: A treated biochar comprising a porous carbonaceous particle that has been treated and mixed with a media containing a mineral solubilizing microorganism, whereby the porous carbonaceous particle after mixing has retained the mineral solubilizing microorganism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Carbon Technology Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Richard W. Belcher, Han Suk Kim, Brian Buege, Ronald A. Sills
  • Patent number: 11306037
    Abstract: Fertilizer particles with urease inhibitors and nitrification inhibitors are described herein. The fertilizer particles can include a core particle comprising a urease inhibitor and an outer layer comprising a nitrification inhibitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Ravi Hegde, Rajamalleswaramma Koripelly, Chandra Mohana, Radha Achanath, Samik Gupta, Sabeshan Kanagalingam
  • Patent number: 11299438
    Abstract: The invention relates to the production and use of environmentally friendly liquid organic biofertilizer for soils and/or plants which is colonized by natural soil microorganisms. It is proposed the method in which, due to the optimal processing of a starting humus-containing soil or soil mixture colonized by natural soil microorganisms with applying the proposed “soft” controlled turbulence action without cavitation effects, the conditions for preserving and reproducing the natural soil microorganisms in their natural medium are provided, as a result it is obtained the final product in the form of a homogenous fine-dispersed suspension, which contains the solids of 10-50 microns size. This product is mainly composed of water-soluble nitrogen (preferably 40 mg/100 g fertilizer) and water-soluble carbon (preferably 470 mg/100 g fertilizer) and is suitable for packaging and long-term storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Inventor: Serhii Osypenko
  • Patent number: 11299435
    Abstract: The invention relates to a solid, particulate, urea-based composition comprising urea in particulate form and a urease inhibitor of the type phosphoric triamide, in particular N-(n-butyl) thiophosphoric triamide (nBTPT), wherein the urea-based composition is further characterized in that it comprises one or more alkaline or alkaline-forming inorganic compounds. The composition according to the invention has been stabilized against the degradation of a urease inhibitor of the type phosphoric triamide, in particular N-(n-butyl) thiophosphoric triamide (nBTPT) in the presence of urea. The invention further relates to a method for the manufacture of the claimed solid, particulate, urea-based composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Yara International ASA
    Inventors: Filip Colpaert, Ruud Van Belzen
  • Patent number: 11299437
    Abstract: The current application relates to a liquid fertilizer composition for application to plants and soils, comprising an autothermal thermophilic aerobic bioreaction product from a liquid fraction of poultry manure and further to a method of improving health and productivity of a plant or crop using said composition and to a method of conditioning soil using said composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Envirokure, Inc.
    Inventors: Sushil K. Bhalla, Devon K. Hooper, Michael A. Laughlin, Jonathan Casassa
  • Patent number: 11299440
    Abstract: An organic composition for decomposing bodily remains including a composite mixture of compost, peat, sulfur, and gypsum. The composite mixture is configured to combine with the bodily remains to decompose the bodily remains. The combined mixture has a reduced pH for reducing the detrimental effects of the bodily remains on the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Verde Products Inc.
    Inventors: Robert L. Jenkins, Annette Jenkins
  • Patent number: 11299439
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to agricultural formulations containing mycorrhizae and/or Bacillus amyloliquefaciens that are compatible with liquid fertilizers. The present invention further relates to methods of improving plant growth by applying mycorrhizae and/or Bacillus amyloliquefaciens containing formulations to an area where a plant will grow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: VALENT BIOSCIENCES LLC
    Inventor: Bala N. Devisetty
  • Patent number: 11299441
    Abstract: A calcium sulfate urea (UCS) fertilizer granule and methods for making and using the same are disclosed. The granule can include urea, calcium sulfate, and a calcium sulfate urea adduct, wherein a portion of the surface of the calcium sulfate urea adduct includes a layer comprising urea, calcium sulfate, or calcium sulfate urea adduct, or any combination or all thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Harri Kiiski, Andrew George Kells, Mohamed Akasha M. Khaleel, Nilkamal Bag
  • Patent number: 11299436
    Abstract: The present application relates to a combined NPK-Si fertilizer product comprising a mineral NPK fertilizer, which comprises at least one nutrient compound of nitrogen, phosphorous or potassium, and a particulate amorphous silicon dioxide, wherein the ratio of the mineral NPK fertilizer to the amorphous silicon dioxide is from 10:90 to 90:10, based on the dry weight of the at least one nutrient compound of nitrogen, phosphorous or potassium, and the amorphous silicon dioxide contained in the product. The application also relates to the method of production of the inventive NPK-Si fertilizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: ELKEM ASA
    Inventors: Tor Soyland Hansen, Magne Dastol, Vladimir Matychenkov
  • Patent number: 11286213
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a controlled-release fertilizer and, more particularly, to a controlled-release fertilizer comprising a photodegradable capsule including a binder resin containing a polyolefin and an ethylene vinyl acetate copolymer; and a photocatalytic composite in which a surfactant having an HLB value of 1 to 6 is bonded to the surface or inside of aggregates of inorganic fine particles, and a fertilizer contained in a space surrounded by the photodegradable capsule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignees: LG Chem, Ltd., FarmHannong Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chanjoong Kim, Sangryeo Lee, Joon Seok Lee, Yil Jang, Ji Yeon Kim, Jae Hoon Choe
  • Patent number: 11286212
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure include foliar fertilizer compositions. Compositions according to certain embodiments include a source of a plant growth regulator, an ionophore and water. Methods for applying the compositions to the foliage of plants to enhance plant growth (e.g., enhance heat tolerance and cold stress, increase photosynthetic activity) and kits having one or more fertilizer composition for applying to the foliage of a plant are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Inventor: Thomas T. Yamashita
  • Patent number: 11279662
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for applying biochar to turf and landscape to allow the turf and landscape to be effectively maintained under reduced water and/or reduced fertilizer applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Carbon Technology Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Richard W. Wilson, Han Suk Kim, Ranko Panayotov Bontchev, Neil Christopher Wahlgren, Vern S Traxler, Timothy Alan Thompson, Brian Buege, Mark L. Jarand
  • Patent number: 11267766
    Abstract: A fertilizer application system for a liquid fertilizer concentrate includes a container containing a first fluid. A siphon is disposed on the container and includes two inlets and an outlet. A flow control valve is configured to selectively control an amount of first fluid flowing through the siphon based on ambient temperature of an environment outside the container. A siphon tube includes a siphon tube first portion in fluid communication with the first fluid, and a siphon tube second portion fluidly coupled to an inlet of the siphon. The first fluid includes a liquid fertilizer concentrate comprising a nitrogen containing source, a phosphorous containing source, a sulfur containing source, a potassium containing source, an iron containing source, and water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Inventor: Donald Edward Carlson
  • Patent number: 11267986
    Abstract: A coating is applied in one or more layers on a granular material, such as a granular fertilizer material or the like. The coating may include a diisocyanate in either pure form or partially polymerized form, a polyol or polyol mix, and optionally a wax. The polyol or polyol mix may be, for example, a polyester polyol, a polyether polyol, or combinations thereof. In some examples, the polyol or polyol mix may be an aliphatic glycerine initiated polyether polyol, an aliphatic amine initiated trifunctional polyol, castor oil or castor oil derivative, or ethylene diamine that has been propoxylated or ethoxylated, and combinations thereof. The coating is reacted on the granular material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: NOUS, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Michael Goodwin, II, Joshua Tyler Green, James Trevor Reed, Christopher Eric Jones, Phillip Alan Forsythe
  • Patent number: 11261136
    Abstract: Provided herein are compositions and methods for controlling enzyme-induced urea decomposition attendant to the application of solid or liquid urea-containing fertilizers to soils. More particularly, the subject matter disclosed herein is concerned with selected triarylmethane compounds as urease inhibitors and their use, either alone or in combination with tetrapolymer synergists. Further, the disclosed compositions have good storage stability, long-lived activity in soil, and avoid the toxicity issues common with present-day urease inhibitors used in agriculture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Verdesian Life Sciences U.S., LLC
    Inventors: Jacob Mazo, Grigory Mazo
  • Patent number: 11254622
    Abstract: A combined organomineral NPK—Si-humate fertilizer having at least one particulate mineral NPK fertilizer is provided, which has at least one nutrient compound of nitrogen, phosphorous or potassium; and a particulate humic substance based silicon fertilizer, having chelates of monosilicic acid-humate compounds. The application also relates to a method of production of the combined organomineral NPK—Si-humate fertilizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: ELKEM ASA
    Inventors: Tor Soyland Hansen, Magne Dastol, Odd Skogerbo, Vladimir Matychenkov
  • Patent number: 11247945
    Abstract: An adhesive for moss and a method for preparing the adhesive are provided, wherein the method includes steps of: adding melamine, urea, attapulgite and sepiolite powder into a ball milling tank, and adding milling balls into the ball milling tank for ball milling; then collecting ball-milled materials; adding konjac glucomannan, chitosan and collagen into water and stirring, wherein during stirring, half of the ball-milled materials are added into the water; then adding latex powder, stearic acid and ammonium zirconium carbonate, and stirring, wherein during stirring, the other half of the ball-milled materials are added into the water. The adhesive for moss can be used for bonding moss with sufficient bonding effect, which is environment-friendly and will not harm the moss; meanwhile, the konjac glucomannan, the chitosan, the collagen attapulgite and the sepiolite powder which are contained in the adhesive can provide nutrition for the moss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignees: Chengdu Institute of Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Southwest University of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Yanbao Lei, Geng Sun, Dalin Zhu, Ke Chen, Yingxin Xue