Patents by Inventor Roberto M. Pereira

Roberto M. Pereira 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: 20190142003
    Abstract: Compositions, formulas, methods of making, mixing and applying insecticide formulations to different surfaces such as but not limited to interior surfaces of ovitraps, on walls and on chips and tiles to produce a texturized surface to allow for better transfer of the insecticidal active ingredients to insects, such as mosquitoes and the like, which land on or crawl on the surfaces, resulting in faster insect mortality rates. The texture of the insecticidal residue provides better transfer of the insecticidal active ingredients to insects that land on or crawl on the surface, resulting in faster insect mortality. The textured residue also enhances desirable surface characteristics for landing of mosquitoes and potentially other insects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Philip G. Koehler, Roberto M. Pereira, Christopher D. Batich
  • Publication number: 20180168139
    Abstract: Pitfall traps, coasters, devices, apparatus, systems and methods for capturing crawling insects, such as bed bugs, and/or for preventing the insects from climbing up furniture legs to furniture such as beds, cots, chairs and any type of furniture where a person would rest or sleep. Smooth slick surfaces and/or pesticide treated surfaces can be located on underside facing horizontal or angled surfaces used with or without sticky surfaces which all can be used to prevent insect and bed bug travel and assist in helping trap the insects and bed bugs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Philip G. Koehler, Roberto M. Pereira, Benjamin A. Hottel
  • Patent number: 9992989
    Abstract: Dual action lethal containers, systems, methods, compositions and formulas used to kill mosquitoes and their larvae. The containers can have separate interior larvicidal and adulticidal coatings separated from each other by horizontal water line holes in the container. Another container can use a novel combined coating of a larvicidal and adulticidal coating. Unique compositions of adulticidal coatings, larvicidal coatings and combined adulticidal and larvicidal coatings can be used as liners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip G. Koehler, Ephraim V. Ragasa, Roberto M. Pereira
  • Patent number: 9775335
    Abstract: Water-holding vessels and containers, such as flower pots, water holding dishes used under plant pots, vases, bird baths, and fountains and storm water inlets, can be coated with novel larvicide and/or adulticide coatings. Small objects can be coated with imbedded larvicide or larvicide and adulticide combination, which can be dropped in water-holding containers which can leach out pesticide over time which prevents mosquitoes from breeding in the water-holding containers. The small objects can be on the adhesive side of peel and stick type tape to form a peel and stick mosquitocidal chip (PSMC), which can be applied to the inner sides and/or bottoms of vessels/containers that can be exposed to water. A tape type roll can include an upper protective layer that protects a coating on a strip, the coating being a polymer coating having imbedded pesticide with or without silica. Under the strip can be an adhesive surface that is protected by a removable lower protective layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip G. Koehler, Roberto M. Pereira, Enrico Paolo Levi
  • Patent number: 9737065
    Abstract: Traps, devices, systems, compositions, and methods for trapping bed bugs, and similar insects with sticky traps having a smooth perimeter surface around the sticky surface, where the smooth perimeter surface can be abraded to a selected texture having both smoothness and roughness qualities. The surfaces are textured so that bed bugs are not able to use the surfaces to pull themselves from the sticky surface, and the textured surface is not so smooth as to cause the bed bugs to avoid the textured surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin A. Hottel, Roberto M. Pereira, Philip G. Koehler
  • Publication number: 20170142955
    Abstract: Dual action lethal containers, systems, methods, compositions and formulas used to kill mosquitoes and their larvae. The containers can have separate interior larvicidal and adulticidal coatings separated from each other by horizontal water line holes in the container. Another container can use a novel combined coating of a larvicidal and adulticidal coating. Unique compositions of adulticidal coatings, larvicidal coatings and combined adulticidal and larvicidal coatings can be used as liners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Philip G. Koehler, Ephraim V. Ragasa, Roberto M. Pereira
  • Publication number: 20170105402
    Abstract: Water-holding vessels and containers, such as flower pots, water holding dishes used under plant pots, vases, bird baths, and fountains and storm water inlets, can be coated with novel larvicide and/or adulticide coatings. Small objects can be coated with imbedded larvicide or larvicide and adulticide combination, which can be dropped in water-holding containers which can leach out pesticide over time which prevents mosquitoes from breeding in the water-holding containers. The small objects can be on the adhesive side of peel and stick type tape to form a peel and stick mosquitocidal chip (PSMC), which can be applied to the inner sides and/or bottoms of vessels/containers that can be exposed to water. A tape type roll can include an upper protective layer that protects a coating on a strip, the coating being a polymer coating having imbedded pesticide with or without silica. Under the strip can be an adhesive surface that is protected by a removable lower protective layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Inventors: Philip G. Koehler, Roberto M. Pereira, Enrico Paolo Levi
  • Patent number: 9572338
    Abstract: Dual action lethal containers, systems and methods and novel compositions and formulas which are used to kill mosquitoes and their larvae. Generally pyramid shaped containers can have combined interior larvacidal and adultacidal coatings above and below a side opening in the container. A removable inclined grate cap can also allow for mosquitoes to enter into the container. Inclined stacked walls inside the container form attractive surfaces for mosquitoes to breed. Water-holding containers, such as flower pots, water holding dishes used under plant pots, vases, bird baths, and fountains and storm water inlets, can be coated with novel larvicide and/or adulticide coatings. Small objects can be coated with larvicide or larvicide and adulticide combination, which can be dropped in water-holding containers which can leach out pesticide over time which prevents mosquitoes from breeding in the water-holding containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip G. Koehler, Roberto M. Pereira, Enrico Paolo Levi
  • Patent number: 9554567
    Abstract: Dual action lethal containers, systems, methods, compositions and formulas used to kill mosquitoes and their larvae. The containers can have separate interior larvicidal and adulticidal coatings separated from each other by horizontal water line holes in the container. Another container can use a novel combined coating of a larvicidal and adulticidal coating. Unique compositions of adulticidal coatings, larvicidal coatings and combined adulticidal and larvicidal coatings can be used as liners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip G. Koehler, Ephraim V. Ragasa, Roberto M. Pereira
  • Publication number: 20160165872
    Abstract: Dual action lethal containers, systems and methods and novel compositions and formulas which are used to kill mosquitoes and their larvae. Generally pyramid shaped containers can have combined interior larvacidal and adultacidal coatings above and below a side opening in the container. A removable inclined grate cap can also allow for mosquitoes to enter into the container. Inclined stacked walls inside the container form attractive surfaces for mosquitoes to breed. Water-holding containers, such as flower pots, water holding dishes used under plant pots, vases, bird baths, and fountains and storm water inlets, can be coated with novel larvicide and/or adulticide coatings. Small objects can be coated with larvicide or larvicide and adulticide combination, which can be dropped in water-holding containers which can leach out pesticide over time which prevents mosquitoes from breeding in the water-holding containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Philip G. Koehler, Roberto M. Pereira, Enrico Paolo Levi
  • Patent number: 9295246
    Abstract: Dual action lethal containers, systems and methods and novel compositions and formulas which are used to kill mosquitoes and their larvae. Generally pyramid shaped containers can have combined interior larvacidal and adultacidal coatings above and below a side opening in the container. A removable inclined grate cap can also allow for mosquitoes to enter into the container. Inclined stacked walls inside the container form attractive surfaces for mosquitoes to breed. Water-holding containers, such as flower pots, water holding dishes used under plant pots, vases, bird baths, and fountains and storm water inlets, can be coated with novel larvicide and/or adulticide coatings. Small objects can be coated with larvicide or larvicide and adulticide combination, which can be dropped in water-holding containers which can leach out pesticide over time which prevents mosquitoes from breeding in the water-holding containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC.
    Inventors: Philip G. Koehler, Roberto M. Pereira, Enrico Paolo Levi
  • Publication number: 20160029611
    Abstract: Dual action lethal containers, systems, methods, compositions and formulas used to kill mosquitoes and their larvae. The containers can have separate interior larvicidal and adulticidal coatings separated from each other by horizontal water line holes in the container. Another container can use a novel combined coating of a larvicidal and adulticidal coating. Unique compositions of adulticidal coatings, larvicidal coatings and combined adulticidal and larvicidal coatings can be used as liners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventors: Philip G. Koehler, Ephraim V. Ragasa, Roberto M. Pereira
  • Patent number: 9192151
    Abstract: Dual action lethal containers, systems, methods, compositions and formulas used to kill mosquitoes and their larvae. The containers can have separate interior larvicidal and adulticidal coatings separated from each other by horizontal water line holes in the container. Another container can use a novel combined coating of a larvicidal and adulticidal coating. Unique compositions of adulticidal coatings, larvicidal coatings and combined adulticidal and larvicidal coatings can be used as liners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip G. Koehler, Ephraim V. Ragasa, Roberto M. Pereira
  • Patent number: 9101125
    Abstract: A system to heat objects which are infested with arthropods is disclosed having a structured shelter, composed of two double reflective canopies and a double reflective floor cover. Heaters are placed within the shelter, and a fan is located behind the heater to furnish hot air circulation. Thermocouples are provided to determine the heating end point. The non metallic support structure is installed around the objects to be heated, and the various reflective covers and canopies are installed upon the support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Inventors: Elizabeth Knote, Philip G. Koehler, Roberto M. Pereira, Wayne Walker
  • Patent number: 9089121
    Abstract: Systems, devices, apparatus and methods of attracting and capturing flies with toxicant treated darkened cords and printed or painted strips on sidewalls of housings. The darkened cords and strips black to confuse flies into believing they are cracks and crevices. Flies feed off the insecticide treated strips and are killed over time. At least one black line over a blue background can simulate a harborage to attract flying insects. At least one black line over a sticky surface card can be used. Geometrical housing shapes can include triangular, pentagon, cylindrical, rectangular, square, cube and/or other geometrical shapes. Housings can be tied off to be suspended. Second housings can be suspended beneath a main housing by attaching strips to the lower suspended housing. The housings can also work in an unassembled state where planar type sheets can be mounted on a wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph W. Diclaro, II, Roberto M. Pereira, Jeffrey C. Hertz, Philip G. Koehler
  • Publication number: 20140259876
    Abstract: Dual action lethal containers, systems and methods and novel compositions and formulas which are used to kill mosquitoes and their larvae. Generally pyramid shaped containers can have combined interior larvacidal and adultacidal coatings above and below a side opening in the container. A removable inclined grate cap can also allow for mosquitoes to enter into the container. Inclined stacked walls inside the container form attractive surfaces for mosquitoes to breed. Water-holding containers, such as flower pots, water holding dishes used under plant pots, vases, bird baths, and fountains and storm water inlets, can be coated with novel larvicide and/or adulticide coatings. Small objects can be coated with larvicide or larvicide and adulticide combination, which can be dropped in water-holding containers which can leach out pesticide over time which prevents mosquitoes from breeding in the water-holding containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip G. Koehler, Roberto M. Pereira, Enrico Paolo Levi
  • Publication number: 20140215901
    Abstract: Devices, apparatus, systems and methods of volatizing insecticide-impregnated strips, such as a dichlorvos resin strip, using heat that can treat a closed and sealed space unit such as a room or building for bed bugs and other undesirable insects. At least one volatile impregnated strip can be positioned in a cage sandwiched between heating members such as electrical heating elements and heated plates. Temperature and time for heating can be controlled. Fans and blowers can help circulate the volatized air so that occupants can return safely to use the space unit within approximately 24 to approximately 36 hours.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip G. Koehler, Roberto M. Pereira, Margaret Lehnert, Amon Wayne Walker
  • Publication number: 20130276358
    Abstract: A system to heat objects which are infested with arthropods is disclosed having a structured shelter, composed of two double reflective canopies and a double reflective floor cover. Heaters are placed within the shelter, and a fan is located behind the heater to furnish hot air circulation. Thermocouples are provided to determine the heating end point. The non metallic support structure is installed around the objects to be heated, and the various reflective covers and canopies are installed upon the support structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventors: Elizabeth Knote, Philip G. Koehler, Roberto M. Pereira, Wayne Walker
  • Publication number: 20130276355
    Abstract: Dual action lethal containers, systems, methods, compositions and formulas used to kill mosquitoes and their larvae. The containers can have separate interior larvicidal and adulticidal coatings separated from each other by horizontal water line holes in the container. Another container can use a novel combined coating of a larvicidal and adulticidal coating. Unique compositions of adulticidal coatings, larvicidal coatings and combined adulticidal and larvicidal coatings can be used as liners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip G. Koehler, Ephraim V. Ragasa, Roberto M. Pereira
  • Publication number: 20130081324
    Abstract: Systems, devices, apparatus and methods of attracting and capturing flies with toxicant treated darkened cords and printed or painted strips on sidewalls of housings. The darkened cords and strips black to confuse flies into believing they are cracks and crevices. Flies feed off the insecticide treated strips and are killed over time. At least one black line over a blue background can simulate a harborage to attract flying insects. At least one black line over a sticky surface card can be used. Geometrical housing shapes can include triangular, pentagon, cylindrical, rectangular, square, cube and/or other geometrical shapes. Housings can be tied off to be suspended. Second housings can be suspended beneath a main housing by attaching strips to the lower suspended housing. The housings can also work in an unassembled state where planar type sheets can be mounted on a wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph W. Diclaro, II, Roberto M. Pereira, Jeffrey C. Hertz, Philip G. Koehler