Patents by Inventor Matthias Bratz

Matthias Bratz 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).

  • Patent number: 8906399
    Abstract: The invention relates to preparations, in particular plant-protective preparations which contain a mixture of at least two different active plant-protective substances, wherein a) at least one active substance is selected from a conazole group (active substance 1) and b) another active-plant protective substance (active substance 2) whose water solubility at a temperature of 20° C. is less than 20 g/l., c) at least one type of copolymer CP consisting of M monomers comprising ?) at least one type of monoethylenically unsaturated monomer M1 comprising at least one sulphonic acid group and ?) at least one type of neutral monoethylenically unsaturated monomer M2, wherein the quantitative ratio between the active substance 1 and the other active plant-protective substance 2 ranges from 1:10 to 10:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Sebastian Koltzenburg, Peter Dombo, Günter Oetter, Christian Krüger, Wolfgang Schrof, Matthias Bratz
  • Patent number: 8859607
    Abstract: The present invention relates to crystalline complexes comprising at least one agriculturally active organic compound A having at least one functional moiety which is capable as serving as a hydrogen acceptor in a hydrogen bond and thiophanate-methyl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Rafel Israels, Heidi Emilia Saxell, Matthias Bratz, Marco Kuhns, Peter Erk
  • Publication number: 20140171319
    Abstract: The invention relates to a liquid aqueous composition, which has a pH value of at least 7.0, comprising a pesticide and a base selected from an alkali salt of hydrogencarbonate; a method for preparing said composition comprising a step of contacting a pesticide and a base selected from an alkali salt of hydrogencarbonate; and a method of combating harmful insects and/or phytopathogenic fungi, which comprises contacting plants, seed, soil or habitat of plants in or on which the harmful insects and/or phytopathogenic fungi are growing or may grow, plants, seed or soil to be protected from attack or infestation by said harmful insects and/or phytopathogenic fungi with an effective amount of the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Gerhard Schnabel, Marc Nolte, Mariano Ignacio Etcheverry, Gerhard Genari, Thomas Kroehl, Matthias Bratz, Terrance Cannan, Steven Bowe, Chad Brommer, John Frihauf, Charles W. Finch, Walter Thomas
  • Publication number: 20140080706
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of controlling undesired vegetation, and/or phytopathogenic fungi and/or undesired insect attack and/or regulating the growth of plants, which comprises the steps of A) preparing an aqueous tank mix which has a tank mix acidity of at least pH 5.0 comprising contacting a pesticide formulation, water, a base, and optionally an auxiliary; and B) allowing a pesticidal effective amount of said tank mix to act on crops, their habitat, on the undesired vegetation, on the respective pests, and/or on seed of said crops. It also relates to a use of a base for preparing an aqueous tank mix as defined in any of claims 1 to 10 which a tank mix acidity of at least pH 5.0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Gerhard Schnabel, Marc Nolte, Mariano Ignacio Etcheverry, Gerhard Genari, Thomas Kröhl, Matthias Bratz, Terrance M. Cannan, Steven Bowe, Chad Brommer, John Frihauf, Charles W. Finch, Walter Thomas
  • Publication number: 20140066309
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for enhancing the performance of a pesticide comprising the step of contacting an adjuvant and the pesticide, wherein the pesticide is present in a concentration of less than 10 wt % in the resulting composition containing the adjuvant and the pesticide, and wherein the adjuvant contains a guanidine of formula (A) as defined below, and/or a salt thereof. The invention also relates to a composition comprising an auxin-herbicide and said adjuvant; to a use of said adjuvant for enhancing the performance of a pesticide; and to a method of controlling undesired vegetation, which comprises allowing a herbicidal effective amount of said composition to act on plants, their habitat or on seed of said plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Gerhard Schnabel, Marc Nolte, Mariano Ignacio Etcheverry, Gerhard Genari, Thomas Kroehl, Matthias Bratz, Terrance Cannan, Steven Bowe, Chad Brommer, John Frihauf, Charles W. Finch, Walter Thomas
  • Publication number: 20130130905
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a use of a copolymer comprising N-vinyllactam, and vinylimidazol or a quaternized vinylimidazol in polymerized form as dispersing agent in an aqueous composition containing a water-insoluble pesticide. Further on, it relates to an aqueous composition which contains a copolymer comprising in polymerized form at least 20 mol % N-vinyllactam, and at least 1 mol % vinylimidazol or a quaternized vinylimidazol, a water-insoluble pesticide, and a dissolved salt. The invention also relates to a method for preparing the said composition by mixing water, the water-insoluble pesticide, the salt and the copolymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Murat Mertoglu, Matthias Bratz, Jürgen Jakob, Winfried Mayer, Stefan Fischer, Kim Son Nguyen, Charles W. Finch
  • Patent number: 8333982
    Abstract: The present invention relates to new aqueous microemulsions containing one or more organic insecticide compounds and to their use for plant protection, including seed and crop protection, and protection of non-living material. The formulation according to the invention comprises: a) at least one organic insecticide compound I having a water solubility of not more than 5 g/l at 298 K and 1013 mbar; b) at least one polar organic solvent selected from ketones, esters, amides and ethers, each having from 6 to 8 carbon atoms; c) at least one alcohol having from 6 to 8 carbon atoms; d) at least one surfactant selected from anionic surfactants and non-ionic surfactants; e) at least one non-polar organic solvent different from b); and f) water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Claude Taranta, Wolfgang Meier, Jens Raab, Matthias Bratz
  • Publication number: 20120220463
    Abstract: The present invention relates to crystalline complexes of 4-hydroxy benzoic acid and selected pesticides. It also relates to agriculturally useful compositions of the complexes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Heidi Emilia Saxell, Rafel Israels, Ansgar Schaefer, Matthias Bratz, Hans Wolfgang Hoeffken, Ingo Brode, Elisa Nauha, Maija Nissinen
  • Publication number: 20120021914
    Abstract: The invention relates to suspension concentrates of a plant protective agent which comprise alcohol alkoxylate and cyclodextrin. The invention also relates to a method for producing said suspension concentrates and to the use of the suspension concentrates for treating plants and their habitat, and to corresponding methods and spray mixtures containing said suspension concentrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2009
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Rainer Berghaus, Matthias Bratz, Rainer Dyllick-Brenzinger
  • Patent number: 8017556
    Abstract: The present invention relates to crystalline forms of [3-(4,5-dihydro-3-isoxazolyl)-2- methyl-4-(methylsulfonyl)phenyl]-(5-hydroxy-1-methyl-1 H-pyrazol-4-yl)methanone, which is also known under the common name topramezone. The invention also relates to a process for the preparation of these crystalline forms and formulations for plant protection which comprise one of these crystalline forms of topramezone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Joachim Gebhardt, Peter Erk, Heidi Emilia Saxell, Thomas Kroehl, Matthias Bratz
  • Patent number: 7994227
    Abstract: The invention relates to nanoparticulate formulations comprising at least one active compound or compound with a special effect and at least one random radical copolymer. The copolymers are formed from monomers carrying sulfonic acid groups and additional olefinically unsaturated compounds. The formulations are dispersible as nanoparticles in an aqueous medium. The invention includes, in addition, processes for the preparation of the solid and liquid formulations, and their use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Sebastian Koltzenburg, Stephan Lehmann, Bernhard Steinmetz, Wolfgang Schrof, Joachim Hadeler, Winfried Mayer, Matthias Bratz, Werner Goedel
  • Publication number: 20110166022
    Abstract: The invention relates to seed treatment compositions comprising active ingredient, polyarylphenol polyalkoxy ether phosphate and/or polyarylphenol polyalkoxy ether sulphate, and copolymer having polyalkoxy ether side chains. The polyarylphenol polyalkoxy ether phosphate and/or the polyarylphenol polyalkoxy ether sulphate in combination with the copolymer having polyalkoxy ether side chains are used as dispersant, especially to provide a dispersion of suspended active ingredient. The present invention also relates to methods of treating seed with such a composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2008
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Rafel Israels, Katharine Klamczynski, Matthias Bratz, Ulf Schlotterbeck, Dirk Voeste
  • Publication number: 20110166309
    Abstract: The invention relates to preparations, in particular plant-protective preparations which contain a mixture of at least two different active plant-protective substances, wherein a) at least one active substance is selected from a conazole group (active substance 1) and b) another active-plant protective substance (active substance 2) whose water solubility at a temperature of 20° C. is less than 20 g/l., c) at least one type of copolymer CP consisting of M monomers comprising ?) at least one type of monoethylenically unsaturated monomer M1 comprising at least one sulphonic acid group and ?) at least one type of neutral monoethylenically unsaturated monomer M2, wherein the quantitative ratio between the active substance 1 and the other active plant-protective substance 2 ranges from 1:10 to 10:1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Inventors: Sebastian KOLTZENBURG, Peter Dombo, Günter Oetter, Christian Krüger, Wolfgang Schrof, Matthias Bratz
  • Patent number: 7927617
    Abstract: The invention relates to preparations, in particular plant-protective preparations which contain a mixture of at least two different active plant-protective substances, wherein a) at least one active substance is selected from a conazole group (active substance 1) and b) another active-plant protective substance (active substance 2) whose water solubility at a temperature of 20° C. is less than 20 g/l., c) at least one type of copolymer CP consisting of M monomers comprising ?) at least one type of monoethylenically unsaturated monomer M1 comprising at least one sulphonic acid group and ?) at least one type of neutral monoethylenically unsaturated monomer M2, wherein the quantitative ratio between the active substance 1 and the other active plant-protective substance 2 ranges from 1:10 to 10:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Sebastian Koltzenburg, Peter Dombo, Günter Oetter, Christian Krüger, Wolfgang Schrof, Matthias Bratz
  • Patent number: 7872067
    Abstract: The present invention relates to amphiphilic polymer compositions, to a process for their preparation and to their use for preparing aqueous active compound compositions of water-insoluble active compounds, in particular active compounds for crop protection. The amphiphilic polymer compositions can be obtained by reacting a) at least one hydrophobic polymer P1 which carries functional groups R1 which are reactive toward isocyanate groups and which is constructed of ethylenically unsaturated monomers M1, comprising: a1) at least 10% by weight, based on the total amount of monomers M1, of monomers M1a of the formula I ?in which X is oxygen or a group N—R4; R1, R2, R3 and R4 are as defined in the claims and the description; a2) up to 90% by weight, based on the total amount of monomers M1, of neutral monoethylenically unsaturated monomers M1b whose solubility in water at 25° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Günter Oetter, Christian Krüger, Harald Köhle, Maria Scherer, Norbert Wagner, Matthias Bratz, Rainer Berghaus, Richard van Gelder
  • Publication number: 20100234457
    Abstract: The present invention relates to new aqueous microemulsions containing one or more organic insecticide compounds and to their use for plant protection, including seed and crop protection, and protection of non-living material. The formulation according to the invention comprises: a) at least one organic insecticide compound I having a water solubility of not more than 5 g/l at 298 K and 1013 mbar; b) at least one polar organic solvent selected from ketones, esters, amides and ethers, each having from 6 to 8 carbon atoms; c) at least one alcohol having from 6 to 8 carbon atoms; d) at least one surfactant selected from anionic surfactants and non-ionic surfactants; e) at least one non-polar organic solvent different from b); and f) water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2008
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Claude Taranta, Wolfgang Meier, Jens Raab, Matthias Bratz
  • Publication number: 20100227761
    Abstract: The present invention comprises the use of acrylate polymers molecularly imprinted in the presence of at least one pesticide for the preparation of an agrochemical formulation with controlled release of active agent, formulations comprising the abovementioned acrylate polymers molecularly imprinted in the presence of at least one pesticide and at least one pesticide, processes for the preparation of the abovementioned formulations and the use of the abovementioned formulations in plant protection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2007
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Oliver Brüggemann, Volker Braig, Thomas Pfeiffer, Matthias Bratz, Aleksandra Volkmann
  • Publication number: 20100227763
    Abstract: The present invention relates to active compound concentrates having herbicidal action, comprising a) from 10 to 100 g/l of at least one 4-benzoyl-substituted pyrazole compound of the formula I in which R1, R3 independently of one another are hydrogen, halogen, methyl, halomethyl, methoxy, halomethoxy, methylthio, methylsulfinyl or methylsulfonyl; R2 is a 5-membered heterocyclic radical which is unsubstituted or carries 1, 2, 3 or 4 substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C4-alkoxy, C1-C4-haloalkyl, C1-C4-haloalkoxy and C1-C4-alkylthio; R4 is hydrogen, halogen or methyl; R5 is C1-C6-alkyl, C3-C6-cycloalkyl or C3-C6-cycloalkylmethyl; and R6 is hydrogen or C1-C4-alkyl; or one of its agriculturally useful salts, b) from 200 to 700 g/l of 2-chloro-N-(2,4-dimethyl-3-thienyl)-N-(2-methoxy-1-methylethyl)acetamide, and c) from 10 to 200 g/l of at least one surfactant S selected from a mixture of at least one anionic surfactant and at least one nonionic surfactant, where
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2007
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Applicant: Basf SE
    Inventors: Michael Krapp, Rainer Berghaus, Matthias Bratz, Elmar Kibler, Herve R. Vantieghem
  • Publication number: 20100197502
    Abstract: The present invention relates to crystalline forms of [3-(4,5-dihydro-3-isoxazolyl)-2-methyl-4-(methylsulfonyl)phenyl]-(5-hydroxy-1-methyl-1 H-pyrazol-4-yl)methanone, which is also known under the common name topramezone. The invention also relates to a process for the preparation of these crystalline forms and formulations for plant protection which comprise one of these crystalline forms of topramezone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 4, 2008
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Joachim Gebhardt, Peter Erk, Heidi Emilia Saxell, Thomas Kroehl, Matthias Bratz
  • Publication number: 20100160165
    Abstract: The present invention relates to aqueous active compound concentrates having herbicidal action. The compound contains, in dissolved form: c) at least one 4-benzoyl-substituted pyrazole compound of the formula I in which R1 and R3 independently of one another are hydrogen, halogen, methyl, halomethyl, methoxy, halomethoxy, methylthio, methylsulfinyl or methylsulfonyl; R2 is a 5-membered heterocyclic radical which is unsubstituted or carries 1, 2, 3 or 4 substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C4-alkoxy, C1-C4-haloalkoxy and C1-C4-alkylthio; R4 is hydrogen, halogen or methyl; R5 is C1-C6-alkyl, C3-C6-cycloalkyl or C3-C6-cycloalkylmethyl; and R6 is hydrogen or C1-C4-alkyl; or one of its agriculturally useful salts; and d) at least one benzoic acid derivative of the formula II in which R7 is hydrogen, halogen, hydroxyl or methoxy and R8 is hydrogen, halogen or amino; or one of its agriculturally useful salts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2007
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Matthias Bratz, Rainer Berghaus, Ulrich Steinbrenner