Patents by Inventor Neil Leadbitter

Neil Leadbitter 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: 20100048546
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of combating phytopathogenic disease on crop plants by applying to the crop plants and/or the locus thereof an effective amount of a combination of a) 2-[?-{[(?-methyl-3-trifluoromethyl-benzyl)imino]-oxy}-o-tolyl]-glyoxalic acid methyl ester-O methyloxime (I) and b) one or more other plant fungicides. These combinations exhibit synergistic fungicidal activity and are particularly effective in combating and/or preventing diseases of crop plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2009
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Inventors: Renè Zurflüh, Neil Leadbitter
  • Publication number: 20090306061
    Abstract: A method of combating phytopathogenic diseases on crop plants which comprises applying to the crop plants or the locus thereof being infested with said phytopathogenic disease an effective amount of a combination of a) 2-[?-{[(?-methyl-3-trifluoromethyl-benzyl)imino]-oxy}-o-tolyl]-glyoxalic acid methyl ester-O methyloxime (I) in association with b) a broad variety of other plant fungicides is particularly effective in combating or preventing diseases of crop plants. These combinations exhibit synergistic fungicidal activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2009
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Inventors: René Zurflüh, Neil Leadbitter
  • Publication number: 20060128698
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of combating phytopathogenic disease on crop plants by applying to the crop plants and/or the locus thereof an effective amount of a combination of a) 2-[?-{[(?-methyl-3-trifluoromethyl-benzyl)imino]-oxy}-o-tolyl]-glyoxalic acid methyl ester-O methyloxime (I) and b) one or more other plant fungicides. These combinations exhibit synergistic fungicidal activity and are particularly effective in combating and/or preventing diseases of crop plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2006
    Publication date: June 15, 2006
    Inventors: Rene Zurfluh, Neil Leadbitter
  • Patent number: 6790851
    Abstract: The invention comprises a method of combating phytopathogenic diseases on crop plants which comprises applying to the crop plants or the locus thereof being infested with said phytopathogenic disease an effective amount of a combination of a) a benzophenone of formula I wherein R1 is methoxy, methyl, hydroxy, acetoxy or pivaloyloxy, R2 is C1-C4alkoxy or 2-halogenbenzyloxy, R3 is C1-C4alkoxy, R4 is C1-C4alkyl, halogen or trifluoromethyl, and R5 is hydrogen, halogen, C1-C4alkoxy, trifluoromethyl or nitro; in association with b) the strobilurin of formula II and a composition comprising fungicidally effective amounts of components I and II and a composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Assignee: Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc.
    Inventor: Neil Leadbitter
  • Publication number: 20030166669
    Abstract: The invention comprises a method of combating phytopathogenic diseases on crop plants which comprises applying to the crop plants or the locus thereof being infested with said phytopathogenic disease an effective amount of a combination of
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2003
    Publication date: September 4, 2003
    Inventor: Neil Leadbitter
  • Patent number: 6472428
    Abstract: A method of combating phytopathogenic diseases on crop plants includes applying to the crop plants or the locus thereof being infested with a phytopathogenic disease an effective amount of a combination of a) (E,E)-&agr;-(methoxyimino)-2-[[[[1-[3 (trifluoromethyl)phenyl]ethylidene]amino]oxy]methyl]-benzeneacetic acid methyl ester of formula I  in association with b) a benzophenone of formula II  wherein R1 is hydrogen, halogen, C1-5alkyl or CF3; R2 is halogen, C1-5alkyl or CF3; R3 is C1-5alkyl or optionally substituted benzyl; and R4 is C1-5alkyl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2002
    Assignee: Bayer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Neil Leadbitter
  • Patent number: 6472429
    Abstract: A method of combating phytopathogenic diseases on crop plants includes applying to the crop plants or the locus thereof being infested with a phytopathogenic disease an effective amount of a combination of a) (E,E)-&agr;-(methoxyimino)-2-[[[[1-[3(trifluoromethyl)phenyl]ethylidene]amino]oxy]methyl]-benzeneacetic acid methyl ester of formula I  in association with b) a benzophenone of formula II  wherein R1 is hydrogen, halogen, C1-4 alkoxy or NO2; and R2 is C1-6 alkyl or optionally substituted benzyl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2002
    Assignee: Bayer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Neil Leadbitter
  • Patent number: 6451855
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of combating phytopathogenic disease on a crop plant which comprises applying to the crop plant and/or its locus an effective amount of a combination of 2-[&agr;-{[(&agr;-methyl-3-trifluoromethyl-benzyl)imino]-oxy}-o-tolyl]-glyoxalic acid methyl ester-O methyloxime (I) and at least one compound selected from a broad variety of other plant fungicides. The combinations exhibit synergistic fungicidal activity and are particularly effective in combating or preventing diseases of crop plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2002
    Assignee: Bayer AKtiengesellschaft
    Inventors: René Zurflüh, Neil Leadbitter
  • Publication number: 20020094982
    Abstract: A method of combating phytopathogenic diseases on crop plants which comprises applying to the crop plants or the locus thereof being infested with said phytopathogenic disease an effective amount of a combination of
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2002
    Publication date: July 18, 2002
    Inventors: Rene Zurfluh, Neil Leadbitter
  • Patent number: 6395761
    Abstract: A method of combating phytopathogenic diseases on crop plants which comprises applying to the crop plants or the locus thereof being infested with said phytopathogenic disease an effective amount of a combination of a) 2-[&agr;-{[(&agr;-methyl-3-trifluoromethyl-benzyl)imino]-oxy}-o-tolyl]-glyoxalic acid methyl ester-O methyloxime (I) in association with b) a broad variety of other plant fungicides is particularly effective in combating or preventing diseases of crop plants. These combinations exhibit synergistic fungicidal activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2002
    Assignee: Bayer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: René Zurflüh, Neil Leadbitter
  • Publication number: 20010000339
    Abstract: A method of combating phytopathogenic diseases on crop plants which comprises applying to the crop plants or the locus thereof being infested with said phytopathogenic disease an effective amount of a combination of
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2000
    Publication date: April 19, 2001
    Inventors: Rene Zurfluh, Neil Leadbitter
  • Patent number: 5843982
    Abstract: When used in admixture with fludioxonil, metalaxyl having a high R-enantiomer content of more than 70% by weight, or pure R-metalaxyl, exhibits a markedly enhanced fungicidal action against plant diseases. At the same time, the high R-enantiomer content accelerates the degradability of metalaxyl in the soil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1998
    Assignee: Novartis Finance Corporation
    Inventor: Neil Leadbitter