Patents by Inventor Steven R. Sims

Steven R. Sims 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: 20160262404
    Abstract: Pesticide compositions and methods of controlling insects and other pests are disclosed. Generally, the pesticide compositions contain thyme oil and cinnamon oil as their principal active ingredients which, when used in combination, act synergistically to control pests such as crawling insects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Applicant: BASF Coporation
    Inventor: Steven R. Sims
  • Patent number: 9005644
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to pesticidal compositions and to methods for controlling pests such as insects and other arthropods. More particularly, the disclosure relates to a pesticidal compositions containing mineral oil and one or more additional components which, when used in combination, act synergistically to control insect and pest populations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventor: Steven R. Sims
  • Publication number: 20140288061
    Abstract: A synergistic insecticide composition comprising: a) an ethoxylated surfactant of the formula: R—O—(CH2—CH2O)x—H wherein R is a linear alkyl group of from approximately 0 to 15 carbon atoms and X has an average value from about 1 to 3; and b) an insecticide selected from the group consisting of nicotinoids, chlorfenapyr, pyrethrum and piperonyl butoxide. Such compositions are effective against a wide range of insects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventor: Steven R. Sims
  • Patent number: 8591927
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to pesticidal compositions and to methods for controlling pests such as insects and other arthropods. More particularly, the disclosure relates to pesticidal compositions containing mineral oil and one or more additional components which, when used in combination, act synergistically to control insect and pest populations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventor: Steven R. Sims
  • Publication number: 20130245053
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to pesticidal compositions and to methods for controlling pests such as insects and other arthropods. More particularly, the disclosure relates to a pesticidal compositions containing mineral oil and one or more additional components which, when used in combination, act synergistically to control insect and pest populations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Inventor: Steven R. Sims
  • Publication number: 20120315241
    Abstract: Ready-to-use granular bait compositions that contain a feeding attractant and an active ingredient are disclosed. Methods for controlling silverfish using such bait compositions are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: BASF CORPORATION
    Inventors: Steven R. Sims, David H. Naffziger
  • Publication number: 20120294958
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to pesticidal compositions and to methods for controlling pests such as insects and other arthropods. More particularly, the disclosure relates to pesticidal compositions containing mineral oil and one or more additional components which, when used in combination, act synergistically to control insect and pest populations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: BASF CORPORATION
    Inventor: Steven R. Sims
  • Patent number: 8231887
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to pesticidal compositions and to methods for controlling pests such as insects and other arthropods. More particularly, the disclosure relates to a pesticidal compositions containing mineral oil and one or more additional components which, when used in combination, act synergistically to control insect and pest populations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventor: Steven R. Sims
  • Patent number: 8225697
    Abstract: A tool includes a hub, at least two opposed fingers depending from the hub, and at least two opposed skirt sections configured different from the fingers. The skirt sections depend from the hub and are disposed adjacent the fingers. The opposed skirt sections have a second transverse distance between lower edges thereof that is greater than a first transverse distance between lower edges of the opposed fingers. The fingers are resiliently moveable relative to the skirt sections. Each of the fingers is circumferentially spaced from the adjacent skirt section by a gap. At least a portion of the gap is formed in the hub. The at least two fingers and the at least two skirt sections are circularly aligned such that each of the fingers and each of the skirt sections lie on a common circle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: James H. Cink, Jonathan D. Berger, Steven R. Sims, Lee M. White
  • Patent number: 8061238
    Abstract: A tool for removing a cap from a pest control device includes a hub and at least four fingers depending from the hub in circumferentially spaced relationship with each other to cooperatively define a socket for receiving the cap within the tool. The fingers are resiliently moveable transversely outward relative to the hub upon receiving the cap into the socket whereby the fingers are biased transversely inward against a sidewall of the cap when the cap is received in the socket. A plurality of stops extends from fewer than all of the fingers laterally inward of the socket. The stops are adapted for contacting a top of the cap upon receipt of the cap within the socket such that the fingers and stops cooperate to orient the tool on the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: James H. Cink, Jonathan D. Berger, Steven R. Sims, Lee M. White
  • Publication number: 20110259153
    Abstract: A tool includes a hub, at least two opposed fingers depending from the hub, and at least two opposed skirt sections configured different from the fingers. The skirt sections depend from the hub and are disposed adjacent the fingers. The opposed skirt sections have a second transverse distance between lower edges thereof that is greater than a first transverse distance between lower edges of the opposed fingers. The fingers are resiliently moveable relative to the skirt sections. Each of the fingers is circumferentially spaced from the adjacent skirt section by a gap. At least a portion of the gap is formed in the hub. The at least two fingers and the at least two skirt sections are circularly aligned such that each of the fingers and each of the skirt sections lie on a common circle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: BASF CORPORATION
    Inventors: James H. Cink, Jonathan D. Berger, Steven R. Sims, Lee M. White
  • Publication number: 20110183970
    Abstract: A synergistic insecticide composition comprising: a) an ethoxylated surfactant of the formula: R—O—(CH2—CH2O)x—H wherein R is a linear alkyl group of from approximately 0 to 15 carbon atoms and X has an average value from about 1 to 3; and b) an insecticide selected from the group consisting of nicotinoids, chlorfenapyr, pyrethrum and piperonyl butoxide. Such compositions are effective against a wide range of insects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Applicant: BASF CORPORATION
    Inventor: Steven R. Sims
  • Patent number: 7874099
    Abstract: An aggregation base for use within a subterranean cavity for detecting subterranean termites includes an elongate member having longitudinally opposite ends, a circumference, and an outer surface. A void extends longitudinally within the elongate member for forming an aggregation site for the termite. The elongate member is open at least at one end in communication with the void. At least one channel extends circumferentially about at least a portion of the circumference of the elongate member at the outer surface thereof and also extends transversely through the elongate member from the outer surface inward to the void.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Whitmire Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: James H. Cink, Steven R. Sims, Jonathan D. Berger, Lee M. White, Jeffery A. Martin, Henry Wayne Moran
  • Publication number: 20090258889
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to pesticidal compositions and to methods for controlling pests such as insects and other arthropods. More particularly, the disclosure relates to a pesticidal compositions containing mineral oil and one or more additional components which, when used in combination, act synergistically to control insect and pest populations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Publication date: October 15, 2009
    Applicant: Whitmire Micro-Gen Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven R. Sims
  • Publication number: 20090257958
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to pesticidal compositions and to methods for controlling pests such as insects and other arthropods. More particularly, the disclosure relates to a pesticidal compositions containing mineral oil and one or more additional components which, when used in combination, act synergistically to control insect and pest populations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Publication date: October 15, 2009
    Applicant: Whitmire Micro-Gen Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven R. Sims
  • Publication number: 20090257959
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to pesticidal compositions and to methods for controlling pests such as insects and other arthropods. More particularly, the disclosure relates to a pesticidal compositions containing mineral oil and one or more additional components which, when used in combination, act synergistically to control insect and pest populations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Publication date: October 15, 2009
    Applicant: Whitmire Micro-Gen Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven R. Sims
  • Publication number: 20090084022
    Abstract: An aggregation base for use within a subterranean cavity for detecting subterranean termites includes an elongate member having longitudinally opposite ends, a circumference, and an outer surface. A void extends longitudinally within the elongate member for forming an aggregation site for the termite. The elongate member is open at least at one end in communication with the void. At least one channel extends circumferentially about at least a portion of the circumference of the elongate member at the outer surface thereof and also extends transversely through the elongate member from the outer surface inward to the void.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Publication date: April 2, 2009
    Applicant: Whitemire Micro-Gen Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: James H. Cink, Steven R. Sims, Jonathan D. Berger, Lee M. White, Jeffery A. Martin, H. Wayne Moran
  • Patent number: 7272993
    Abstract: A tool for removing a cap from a pest control device, such as a termite control device. The tool comprises fingers extending generally parallel to one another adapted for frictionally engaging a side edge of the cap. The fingers define a socket for receiving the cap. The socket is slightly smaller than the cap so that engagement of the fingers with the cap induces the fingers to move with respect to the cap to increase the size of the socket. Movement of the fingers induces frictional engagement of the fingers with the cap. Stops extending laterally inwardly in the socket from the fingers are adapted for engaging a top surface of the cap transverse to the side edge of the cap. The fingers and stops cooperate to orient the cap with respect to the tool. The tool may further comprise an extension extending from the tool for manipulating the tool from a remote location. The tool may otherwise include a handle for grasping the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2007
    Assignee: Whitmire Micro-Gen Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Lee M. White, Jonathan D. Berger, Steven R. Sims
  • Patent number: 7086196
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for detecting and/or controlling subterranean termites. A station at least partially receivable within a cavity has at least one opening therein to provide access by the termites to an interior volume of the station. The apparatus also includes an aggregation base attractive to the termites received within the interior volume of the station. The aggregation base includes at least one void for forming an aggregation site for the termites. The apparatus further includes a replaceable container received within the interior volume of the station and positioned adjacent the aggregation base. The container has at least one opening in a surface thereof facing the aggregation base to permit the passage of termites from the aggregation base to an interior chamber of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Assignee: Whitmire Micro-Gen Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: James H. Cink, Steven R. Sims, Jonathan D. Berger, Lee M. White, Jeffery A. Martin, H. Wayne Moran
  • Patent number: D566225
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Assignee: Whitmire Micro-Gen Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: James H. Cink, Steven R. Sims, Jonathan D. Berger, Lee M. White, Jeffery A. Martin, H. Wayne Moran