Patents by Inventor Joseph W. Kloepper

Joseph W. Kloepper has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20200187507
    Abstract: Disclosed are compositions that include a plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) and an insecticide. The disclosed compositions may be formulated as incoculants for promoting growth and/or health in plants. The disclosed compositions may be administered to a plant in order to increase tolerance to stress caused by root-feeding pests and/or drought and may include additional components such as fertilizers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Auburn University
    Inventors: David W. Held, R. Murphey Coy, John A. McInroy, Joseph W. Kloepper
  • Patent number: 10506813
    Abstract: An composition having anti-nematodal activity derived from Bacillus firmus bacteria selected from the group consisting of isolated biosurfactant, isolated protease enzyme, isolated amylase, isolated lipase, and isolated cellulase, is disclosed. The disclosure also provides for methods of making the same, methods of controlling plant-parasite nematode, and methods of protecting plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: BASF CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jennifer Lynn Riggs, Eder Leonardo Sastoque Cala, Joseph W. Kloepper, Katheryn Kay Scott Lawrence, Juan David Castillo Russi
  • Publication number: 20170188586
    Abstract: An entity having anti-nematodal activity derived from Bacillus firmus bacteria selected from the group consisting of isolated biosurfactant, isolated protease enzyme, isolated amylase, isolated lipase, and isolated cellulase, is disclosed. The disclosure also provides for compositions comprising the same, methods of making the same, methods of controlling plant-parasite nematode, and methods of protecting plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Jennifer Lynn RIGGS, Eder Leonardo Sastoque CALA, Joseph W. KLOEPPER, Katheryn Kay Scott LAWRENCE, Juan David Castillo RUSSI
  • Patent number: 9615583
    Abstract: Disclosed are inoculants that include Bacillus bacteria and induce production of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) by a plant that has been treated with the inoculant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Auburn University
    Inventors: Joseph W. Kloepper, Henry Y. Fadamiro, Esther N. Ngumbi, Kate W. Nangle
  • Publication number: 20160192661
    Abstract: Disclosed are inoculants that include Bacillus bacteria and induce production of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) by a plant that has been treated with the inoculant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Applicant: Auburn University
    Inventors: Joseph W. Kloepper, Henry Y. Fadamiro, Esther N. Ngumbi, Kate W. Nangle
  • Patent number: 9282745
    Abstract: Disclosed are inoculants that include Bacillus bacteria and induce production of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) by a plant that has been treated with the inoculant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Auburn University
    Inventors: Joseph W. Kloepper, Henry Y. Fadamiro, Esther N. Ngumbi, Kate W. Nangle
  • Patent number: 9266786
    Abstract: A method of modulating and in particular, reducing nitrous oxide emission from a substrate for growing on or more plants by applying a microbial based soil additive and a fertilizer blend to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignees: The United States of America, as represented by The Secretary of Agriculture, Auburn University, Tenfold Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Joseph W Kloepper, Pamela Calvo Velez, Henry Allen Torbert, III, Dexter B Watts, Robert Norman Ames
  • Publication number: 20150282488
    Abstract: An entity having anti-nematodal activity derived from Bacillus firmus bacteria selected from the group consisting of isolated biosurfactant, isolated protease enzyme, isolated amylase, isolated lipase, and isolated cellulase, is disclosed. The disclosure also provides for compositions comprising the same, methods of making the same, methods of controlling plant-parasite nematode, and methods of protecting plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Applicant: BAYER CROPSCIENCE LP
    Inventors: Jennifer Lynn Riggs, Eder Leonardo Sastoque Cala, Joseph W. Kloepper, Katheryn Kay Scott Lawrence, Juan David Castillo Russi
  • Publication number: 20130267418
    Abstract: Disclosed are inoculants that include Bacillus bacteria and induce production of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) by a plant that has been treated with the inoculant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventors: Joseph W. Kloepper, Henry Y. Fadamiro, Esther N. Ngumbi, Kate W. Nangle
  • Patent number: 8445255
    Abstract: Disclosed are inoculants that include Bacillus bacteria and induce production of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) by a plant that has been treated with the inoculant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Auburn University
    Inventors: Joseph W. Kloepper, Henry Y. Fadamiro, Esther N. Ngumbi, Kate W. Nangle
  • Publication number: 20120149571
    Abstract: Disclosed are inoculants that include Bacillus bacteria and induce production of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) by a plant that has been treated with the inoculant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: AUBURN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Joseph W. Kloepper, Henry Y. Fadamiro, Esther N. Ngumbi, Kate W. Nangle
  • Patent number: 6524998
    Abstract: The invention accelerates the growth of all types of plants, i.e. tomato, cucumber, bell pepper, tobacco, horticultural crops, and others, and increases plant health. The invention is designed to increase the rate of seedling growth in the soil or in the greenhouse; and produce seeds having a coating imparting resistance to disease, thereby decreasing the time required to produce transplants in seedling greenhouses prior to transplanting into agricultural fields; and develop “disease-suppressive” transplant plugs, which are protected for a time from multiple diseases through combined mechanisms of stimulated plant defense and increased activity of indigenous antagonistic microorganisms on plant roots. Compositions and methods of use are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2003
    Assignees: Auburn University, Gustafson, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph W. Kloepper, Rodrigo Rodriguez-Kabana, Donald S. Kenney
  • Patent number: 5935839
    Abstract: In accordance with the present invention it has been found that the growth of conifer seedlings in the greenhouses and in the field can be enhanced when inocula comprising selected bacterial strain are employed. In particular, bacterial strains Arthrobacter sp. 44-9 ATCC 55035 and Pseudomonas fluorescencs 36-43 ATCC 55034. Bacterial strains can promote the growth of conifer seedlings at cold temperature and mildly acidic environments characteristic of conifer soils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1999
    Assignee: Agrium Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph W. Kloepper, Elizabeth M. Tipping
  • Patent number: 5640803
    Abstract: A method for growing a conifer seedling includes selecting and treating a conifer seed, prior to planting thereof, with a Coryneform, Pseudomonas or Serratia bacterial strain that enhances the root growth of that conifer seedling. Additionally, transplanted conifer seedlings may be grown by treating their roots with root growth-enhancing Coryneform, Pseudomonas and Serratia strains and conifer seeds may be modified by treatment with those strains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 24, 1997
    Assignee: Agrium, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph W. Kloepper, Elizabeth M. Tipping
  • Patent number: 5503652
    Abstract: Bacterial strains can be reproducibly isolated from soil that are root-colonizing and directly promote plant development. For example, strains of soil bacteria are provided that are good root colonizers and that promote plant growth under gnotobiotic conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 2, 1996
    Assignee: Cominco Fertilizers
    Inventors: Joseph W. Kloepper, Catherine Simonson, Ran Lifshitz