Patents by Inventor Robert R. Farrar

Robert R. Farrar 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: 10617121
    Abstract: Strains of Chromobacterium sphagni sp. nov. are described which have insecticidal activity against insect larvae, in general, and lepidopteran insect larvae, in particular. A biocontrol agent containing one or more C. sphagni, media in which the C. sphagni, or both, and optionally a carrier are also described. Methods of killing insect larvae and methods of reducing insect populations in an area by applying to the area or an object an effective amount of the biocontrol agent are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: Michael B. Blackburn, Dawn E. Gundersen-Rindal, Robert R. Farrar, Daniel J. Kuhar
  • Publication number: 20190343124
    Abstract: Strains of Chromobacterium sphagni sp. nov. are described which have insecticidal activity against insect larvae, in general, and lepidopteran insect larvae, in particular. A biocontrol agent containing one or more C. sphagni, media in which the C. sphagni, or both, and optionally a carrier are also described. Methods of killing insect larvae and methods of reducing insect populations in an area by applying to the area or an object an effective amount of the biocontrol agent are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Michael B. Blackburn, Dawn E. Gundersen-Rindal, Robert R. Farrar, Daniel J. Kuhar
  • Patent number: 10334857
    Abstract: A novel Chromobacterium phragmitis sp. nov. strain 113-1 (NRRL B-67133) is described, which has insecticidal activity against insect larvae, in general, and dipteran and lepidopteran insect larvae, in particular. A biocontrol agent containing Chromobacterium phragmitis sp. nov. strain 113-1 (NRRL B-67133) and optionally a carrier are also described. Methods of killing insect larvae and methods of reducing insect populations in an area by applying to the area or an object an effective amount of the biocontrol agent are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: Michael B. Blackburn, Dawn E. Gundersen-Rindal, Robert R. Farrar, Daniel J. Kuhar, Ashaki D. Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20180103646
    Abstract: A novel Chromobacterium phragmitis sp. nov. strain 113-1 (NRRL B-67133) is described, which has insecticidal activity against insect larvae, in general, and dipteran and lepidopteran insect larvae, in particular. A biocontrol agent containing Chromobacterium phragmitis sp. nov. strain 113-1 (NRRL B-67133) and optionally a carrier are also described. Methods of killing insect larvae and methods of reducing insect populations in an area by applying to the area or an object an effective amount of the biocontrol agent are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Michael B. Blackburn, Dawn E. Gundersen-Rindal, Robert R. Farrar, Daniel J. Kuhar, Ashaki D. Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20170251676
    Abstract: Strains of Chromobacterium sphagni sp. nov. are described which have insecticidal activity against insect larvae, in general, and lepidopteran insect larvae, in particular. A biocontrol agent containing one or more C. sphagni, media in which the C. sphagni, or both, and optionally a carrier are also described. Methods of killing insect larvae and methods of reducing insect populations in an area by applying to the area or an object an effective amount of the biocontrol agent are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Inventors: Michael B. Blackburn, Dawn E. Gundersen-Rindal, Robert R. Farrar, Daniel J. Kuhar