Patents by Inventor Paul Edward Stamets

Paul Edward Stamets 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: 7122176
    Abstract: The present invention utilizes the pre-sporulation (preconidial) mycelial stage of entomopathogenic fungi as insect attractants and/or pathogens. The fungus can be cultivated on grain, wood, agricultural wastes or other cellulosic material, attracting the insect and optionally introducing insect-specific pathogenic fungi. More than one fungus and substrate can be used in combination. The matrix of preconidial fungi can optionally be dried, freeze-dried, cooled and/or pelletized and packaged and reactivated for use as an effective insect attractant and/or biopesticide. Attractant extracts of the preconidial entomopathogenic mycelium are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2006
    Assignee: Mycosys, LLC
    Inventor: Paul Edward Stamets
  • Publication number: 20040213823
    Abstract: The present invention utilizes extracts of the pre-sporulation (preconidial) mycelial stage of entomopathogenic fungi as insect attractants and/or pathogens. The fungus can be cultivated on grain, wood, agricultural wastes or other cellulosic material. More than one fungus and substrate can be used in combination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2004
    Publication date: October 28, 2004
    Inventor: Paul Edward Stamets
  • Publication number: 20040211721
    Abstract: The present invention utilizes fungal spore mass or hyphal fragments in landscaping cloths, fiber substrates, paper products, hydroseeders and agricultural equipment. The fungi may include saprophytic fungi, including gourmet and medicinal mushrooms, mycorrhizal fungi, entomopathogenic fungi, parasitic fungi and fungi imperfecti. The fungi function as keystone species, delivering benefits to both the microsphere and biosphere. Such fungal delivery systems are useful for purposes including ecological rehabilitation and restoration, preservation and improvement of habitats, filtration of silts and sediments and restoration of abandoned logging roads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2004
    Publication date: October 28, 2004
    Inventor: Paul Edward Stamets
  • Publication number: 20040161440
    Abstract: The present invention utilizes the non-sporulating mycelial stage of insect-specific parasitic fungi. The fungus can be present on grain, attracting the pest, and also infecting it through digestion. More than one fungus can be used in combination. The matrix of fungi can be dried or freeze-dried, packaged and reactivated for use as an effective bioinsecticide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2003
    Publication date: August 19, 2004
    Applicant: Myco Pesticides LLC
    Inventor: Paul Edward Stamets
  • Patent number: 6660290
    Abstract: The present invention utilizes the non-sporulating mycelial stage of insect-specific parasitic fungi. The fungus can be present on grain, attracting the pest, and also infecting it through digestion. More than one fungus can be used in combination. The matrix of fungi can be dried or freeze-dried, packaged and reactivated for as an effective bioinsecticide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2003
    Assignee: Myco Pesticides LLC
    Inventor: Paul Edward Stamets
  • Publication number: 20020146394
    Abstract: The present invention utilizes the pre-sporulation (preconidial) mycelial stage of entomopathogenic fungi as insect attractants and/or pathogens. The fungus can be cultivated on grain, wood, agricultural wastes or other cellulosic material, attracting the insect and optionally introducing insect-specific pathogenic fungi. More than one fungus and substrate can be used in combination. The matrix of preconidial fungi can optionally be dried, freeze-dried, cooled and/or pelletized and packaged and reactivated for use as an effective insect attractant and/or biopesticide. Attractant extracts of the preconidial entomopathogenic mycelium are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2001
    Publication date: October 10, 2002
    Inventor: Paul Edward Stamets