Insect Repellent Or Mothproofed Patents (Class 424/403)
  • Patent number: 10221445
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a method, a composition and a kit for isolating biomolecules from any biological sample material containing cells, virus(es), microorganism(s) or a combination thereof comprising a cell- or virus-simulating means, wherein said cell- or virus-simulating means comprises at least one type of marker molecule(s), incorporated in at least one type of a layer, capsule, bead, sphere or particle, which is not a biological cell or provided on a substrate covered by a coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignees: QIAGEN GmbH, QIAGEN Hamburg GmbH
    Inventors: Katharina Beller, Thomas Doedt, Dirk Heckel, Rainer Söller
  • Patent number: 10092003
    Abstract: Insect control devices and associated methods are generally described. In some embodiments, the insect control device includes one or more substrate materials impregnated or otherwise loaded with an active species (e.g., a pyrethroid). In some cases, the device may provide protection against insects over prolonged periods of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Novel Textiles & Treatments LLC
    Inventors: Laurie Widder, Gary Innocenti, Sr.
  • Patent number: 10081641
    Abstract: Compounds of formula (I), wherein the substituents are as defined in claim 1, and the agrochemically acceptable salts salts, stereoisomers, enantiomers, tautomers and N-oxides of those compounds, can be used as insecticides and can be prepared in a manner known per se.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: SYNGENTA PARTICIPATIONS AG
    Inventors: Andre Stoller, Andre Jeanguenat, Andrew Edmunds, Pierre Joseph Marcel Jung, Daniel Emery, Michel Muehlebach, Peter Renold
  • Patent number: 10076482
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition in the form of an oil-in-water emulsion, comprising, in a cosmetically acceptable medium: A) a continuous aqueous phase and B) an oily phase dispersed in the said aqueous phase and comprising at least one hydrocarbon-based oil; C) at least one mixture consisting of: i) at least one nonionic surfactant containing a saturated linear hydrocarbon-based chain comprising at least 16 carbon atoms, the said surfactant being other than a fatty alcohol, and ii) at least one fatty alcohol chosen from: —a pure fatty alcohol comprising more than 16 carbon atoms; —a mixture consisting exclusively of fatty alcohols containing at least 16 carbon atoms and comprising at least 50% by weight of fatty alcohol containing at least 18 atoms relative to the weight of the fatty alcohol mixture; and D) at least one wax with a melting point of greater than 45° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Odile Aubrun, Fabrice Springinsfeld
  • Patent number: 9522209
    Abstract: An emanation system is disclosed that include a substrate, a secondary substrate, and an air treatment material. The secondary substrate is adapted to be wetted with runoff from the air treatment material applied to the substrate. When applied, the air treatment material emanates from the substrate at a first release rate and from the secondary substrate at a second release rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Maude Christian Meier, Fei Gao, Randy C. Yuhas
  • Patent number: 9433615
    Abstract: Methods and formulations for treating animal ectoparasites, effective against parasites such as fleas and ticks are provided. The methods comprise topically co-administering a non-mobile insect growth regulator, a mobile insect growth regulator, and an adulticide to the animal. Parasiticidal formulations for treating animal ectoparasites are also provided, which can be safe to use and avoids the many common deleterious side effects of conventional topical formulations. The topical formulations comprise a combination of two insect growth regulators and an additional insecticide. The topical formulation can be packaged together or packaged so that active components are stored separately prior to administering the topical insecticide formulation to the animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: The Hartz Mountain Corporation
    Inventors: William Ecker, Lance Hemsarth
  • Publication number: 20150147371
    Abstract: Nail polish remover strips are pre-sized for toe or fingernails and applied to a painted or artificial nail and left thereon for a predetermined period of time to dissolve the nail polish and/or nail bonding agent. Preferably a color change occurs to depict the appropriate dwelling time to dissolve the nail polish. Certain embodiments include odor reducing components. Preferably the strips are layered composites having an exterior odor impervious material, a layer of encapsulated acetone or nail polish removing agent, an absorbent layer, and a peelable backing, with the strips being sized to accommodate contact with a person's nail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Katherine Rose Kovarik, Joseph E. Kovarik
  • Patent number: 9011889
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an insecticide-containing polymeric material containing at least one embedded insecticidally active ingredient in the polymeric matrix and having excellent biological activity, and also to the products produced from this polymer and to their use for protecting humans, animals and plants against arthropods, particularly for controlling insects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Bayer CropScience AG
    Inventors: Maren Heinemann, Thomas Böcker, Karin Horn, Guenther Nentwig, Rainer Sonneck, Thomas König
  • Patent number: 8999361
    Abstract: A mechanical insecticide is made by mixing water with at least one type of silane to make a silane solution which is then mixed with diatomaceous earth until there is substantial deposition of the silane material on the diatomaceous earth material, to make a silanized diatomaceous earth. The silanized diatomaceous earth can be diluted with water and applied to vertical and overhead surfaces using a sprayer, for the control of insects. The silanized diatomaceous earth can also be dried into a powder for broadcast application, or mixed as a paste for brush/roller/caulk application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventors: Jack L. Mathis, Sean G. Eubanks
  • Patent number: 8945595
    Abstract: The disclosure provides compounds useful as insect repellents and compositions comprising such repellents. The disclosure further provides insect traps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Anandasankar Ray, Stephanie Lynn Turner
  • Patent number: 8940339
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel microemulsions comprising a non-polar lipid, at least one polar solvent, a surfactant, and a polar lipid. A microemulsion of these ingredients provides an environment that substantially encloses airborne particles, and it can be used for entrapping such particles. The inventive microemulsions are especially adapted for the prevention of symptoms in mammals, which are indirectly or directly caused by airborne particles. The invention further provides compositions comprising such microemulsions and methods of treatment comprising administering the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Nares AB
    Inventors: Per Wollmer, Morgan Andersson, Lennart Greiff, Thomas Landh
  • Patent number: 8906398
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an insecticide-containing fabric containing at least one embedded insecticidally active ingredient in the polymeric matrix and having excellent wash resistance, and also to the products produced from this fabric and to their use for protecting humans, animals and plants against arthropods, particularly for controlling insects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Bayer CropScience AG
    Inventors: Rainer Sonneck, Thomas Böcker, Karin Horn, Guenther Nentwig, Maren Heinemann, Thomas König
  • Patent number: 8889163
    Abstract: Facially amphiphilic polyphenylene and heteroarylene polymers and articles made therform having biocidal surfaces are disclosed. The polymers can inhibit the growth of microorganisms in contact with the surface or in areas adjacent to said biocidal surface. There is also disclosed a methods to attach facially amphiphilic polmers to a solid support. Utility as a contact disinfectant is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
    Inventors: William F. DeGrado, Gregory N. Tew, Michael L. Klein
  • Publication number: 20140242135
    Abstract: In one aspect, the invention relates to chemical modulators of insect olfactory receptors. In particular, compounds and compositions are provided that can inhibit sensory (e.g., host targeting) functions in airborne insects such as mosquitos. Method of employing such agents, and articles incorporating the same, are also provided. This abstract is intended as a scanning tool for purposes of searching in the particular art and is not intended to be limiting of the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Vanderbilt University
    Inventors: Laurence Zwiebel, Gregory M. Pask, David C. Rinker, Ian M. Romaine, Gary A. Sulikowski, Paul R. Reid, Alex G. Waterson, Kwangho Kim, Patrick L. Jones, Robert W. Taylor
  • Patent number: 8764715
    Abstract: Test methods for assessing irritation of portions of skin are provided. The method may include irritating a portion of skin by contacting the portion of skin with a chemical irritant; irritating the portion of skin by physical irritation; and assessing erythema or dryness of the portion of skin after irritating the steps. Alternatively, the method may include irritating a portion of skin with a chemical irritant; irritating the portion of skin by physical irritation; treating the irritated portion of skin by wiping the irritated portion of skin with a test sample; and assessing erythema or dryness of the portion of skin after the wiping step. A method of irritating a portion of skin to assess one of erythema and dryness may include irritating a portion of skin with a chemical irritant and irritating the portion of skin by physical irritation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Comapny
    Inventor: Miranda Aref Farage
  • Patent number: 8734819
    Abstract: An article, such as a container or bag for garbage, or electrical wiring insulation, which repels animals such as cats, dogs, rodents, and crows. The article is made from a synthetic resin composition including a thermoplastic polymer, and from 10 to 15,000 ppm by weight of an odorant compound such as a salicylic acid ester, menthol, corn mint oil, eucalyptus oil, and camphor, and combinations thereof. The resin composition may comprise more than one thermoplastic polymer, polyethylene and ethylene/vinyl acetate copolymer being preferred first and second thermoplastic polymers, respectively. In a method for forming the synthetic resin composition, the compound is added to the second polymer in a ratio of about 1:2 parts by weight to form a master blend that then is added to an amount of the first polymer at a master blend percentage of about 1.5%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Inventors: Joseph A. Dussich, Jr., Jeffrey A. Dussich, James A. Dussich, Joseph A. Dussich, III
  • Publication number: 20140137808
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an insect repelling device that may serve as an effective barrier against ticks. The insect repelling device may include a band of technical fabric, with the fabric being very stretchable. The insect repelling device may be worn around the ankles, wrist or head. The insect repelling device may be worn in pairs on each ankle and/or wrist. The insect repelling device may have an open, tubular design and be made of a high performance, nylon/ polyester fabric, allowing a user to easily insert the foot or hand and fit the device around the ankle or wrist area. Each insect repelling device may be pre-treated with an insecticide or insect repellant, such as Permethrin. In use, the insect repellant device may be effective at preventing biting insects, such as ticks, from crawling onto the user, for example from crawling up the legs of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventor: Simon J. WHITE
  • Patent number: 8551510
    Abstract: Control or repellency of bed bugs by bringing the bed bugs into contact with a bed bug control formulation containing at least one compound selected from the group consisting of certain alkyl ketones and cyclic ketones wherein the total number of carbon atoms in the alkyl ketones and cyclic ketones is from 10 to 16 carbon atoms and method for achieving such control or repellency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Bedoukian Research, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert H. Bedoukian
  • Publication number: 20130251773
    Abstract: Generally, controlled release insect repellent materials include at least one polymer selected from the group consisting of an ethylene copolymer, an ethyl cellulose, a thermoplastic polyurethane, and any combination thereof and at least one insect repellent and may optionally include at least one insect repellent synergist, at least one additive, at least one additional polymer, and any combination thereof. Further, controlled release insect repellent materials may be used to form articles or products with long-term efficacy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: Celanese EVA Performance Polymers, Inc.
    Inventors: Vassilios Galiatsatos, Jeffrey C. Haley, J. Gregory Little
  • Patent number: 8512721
    Abstract: A single-use disposable applicator for applying sunscreen and insect repellent to the skin is a non-woven, woven or porous fibrous material wipe that is saturated with a composition containing a waterproof sunscreen agent and an insect repellent. A film forming agent and solvent may also be present. When rubbed over the skin, the wipe provides a thin, non-greasy film that provides protection against UV absorption and insect repellent properties. The sunscreen and insect repellent combination contained in the wipe has an SPF factor between 2 and 50 and is long lasting and water resistant, which makes it ideal for use during hot or humid weather conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Peter E. Keilman, Paul M. Taylor, Khue Vue, Christopher J. Plotz
  • Patent number: 8491923
    Abstract: The present invention, therefore, relates to a method for prophylaxis, control or reduction of fungi in a textile substrate, which comprises applying to a textile substrate that is susceptible to fungal infestation an amount effective for the prophylaxis, control or reduction of fungi of at least one fungicidal compound. The invention further provides a method for the prophylaxis, control or reduction of both fungi and dust mites in a textile substrate, which comprises co-application to a textile substrate that is susceptible to fungal and dust mite infestation of a prophylactic or acaricidally effective amount of a suitable acaricide and a prophylactic or fungicidally effective amount of at least one fungicidal compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: LANXESS Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: William D. McClellan, Eric C. Tedford, Jeremy R. Godwin
  • Patent number: 8425925
    Abstract: Pesticidal compositions and articles providing topical application of a mixture of (1) a macrolide of the avermectin/milbemycin class, such as, but not limited to ivermectin, abamectin, or milbemectin, and (2) a synergist of the aryl aliphatic ether-class, such as, but not limited to piperonyl butoxide, present in (3) a weight ratio of synergist:macrolide that is great than 1:1. The compositions and articles demonstrate efficacy, even in point-of-contact applications, against various pests of domestic animals, such as, but not limited to arthropod ectoparasites including horn flies and buffalo flies. Methods are provided in which compositions can be employed as pour-ons, spot-ons, dusts, or sprays for direct topical application to the domestic animal; or in which articles comprising a polymer resin base, such as an ear tag, from which the active ingredients of the composition can be released, are affixed to the animal to provide long-term delivery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Y-Tex Corporation
    Inventor: Joe D. Kellerby
  • Patent number: 8425924
    Abstract: Provided are compositions comprising (a) a propylene-alpha-olefin copolymer comprising at least about 50%, by weight of the propylene-alpha-olefin copolymer, of propylene-derived units and about 5% to about 35%, by weight of the propylene-alpha-olefin copolymer, of units derived from at least one of ethylene or a C4-10 alpha-olefin, wherein the polypropylene-alpha-olefin copolymer has a heat of fusion of about 75 J/g or less, melting point of about 100° C. or less, and crystallinity of about 2% to about 65% of isotactic polypropylene; and (b) a pesticide, preferably a pyrethroid; films, filaments, fibers, sheets, molded objects, extruded articles, woven or non-woven materials, yarns, or mosquito nets made therefrom; and methods of their manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventor: Vincent Bernard Gallez
  • Patent number: 8372418
    Abstract: Polymer composite material with biocide functionality, preferably for the use in agriculture, comprising at least one base polymer compound and at least one biocide active ingredient, wherein the biocide active ingredient is an organic biocide that can be emitted from the polymer composite material by diffusion and/or osmosis and method of its production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Bayer Innovation GmbH
    Inventors: Ralf Dujardin, Rolf Christian Becker, Marco Toapanta, Arno Schmuck, Almuth Streitenberger
  • Patent number: 8372417
    Abstract: Polymer composite material with barrier functionality, in particular for the use in fumigation methods, comprising at least one base polymer compound and at least one barrier functional layer, wherein the barrier functional layer comprises at least one binder that is cross-linkable and after cross-linking capable of water absorbing and gel-forming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Bayer Innovation GmbH
    Inventors: Ralf Dujardin, Arno Schmuck, Almuth Streitenberger
  • Publication number: 20120121674
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of non-woven textile products, and is applied to the manufacture of non-woven fabric products or generally nonwovens for various applications such as household use and personal care. In particular, the present invention relates to a wet nonwoven fabric product impregnated with a substance for personal care, household application or topic medical use, characterised in that the said nonwoven fabric is a bonded web structure with hydrophilic properties or that is made hydrophilic by treatment with wetting additives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2010
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Inventor: Roberto Pedoja
  • Publication number: 20120121671
    Abstract: The present invention describes wet-wipe composition with a liquid portion that is impregnated in a substrate, wherein the liquid portion contains a thickening or gelling polymer along with a thickening or gelling agent which substantially reduces fluid migration of the liquid portion within a wet-wipes stack during storage wherein the thickening or gelling agent is incorporated into the substrate through means of physical entanglement or thermal bonding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: HERCULES INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Joel Erwin GOLDSTEIN
  • Patent number: 8178119
    Abstract: The use is described of zinc pyrithione for finishing woven and non-woven textiles to render them resistant against colonization by house dust mites. Zinc pyrithione is used alone or in combination with other actives with or without other textile chemicals. The formulations comprising zinc pyrithione are applied to the textiles using the standard processes of textile finishing, such that there is a concentration of preferably 1000 to 6000 ppm of zinc pyrithione on the textile. This gives on uncoated sheetlike textiles a very distinct reduction in the mite population in testing; ideal finishes even eliminate the mite population completely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Sanitized AG
    Inventors: Peter Stutte, Walter Bender, Erich Rohrbach, Dominik Zimmermann
  • Publication number: 20120100198
    Abstract: An insect repellent textile material comprises a textile substrate and at least one insect repellent compound disposed on at least one surface of the textile substrate. An insect repellent garment comprises a treated textile material as described above. A process for treating a textile material or garment comprises the steps of providing a textile material or garment, providing a liquid treatment composition, applying the liquid treatment composition to the textile material or garment, and drying the textile material or garment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Inventors: Shulong Li, Kimila C. Cope, Zeb W. Atkinson
  • Patent number: 8142804
    Abstract: A sheet for pest control, wherein said sheet is of polymeric material and comprises at least two layers; a top layer and a bottom layer, wherein the bottom layer contains a herbicide and one or more pesticides selected from among fungicides and insecticides, and the top layer optionally containing an insecticide and/or fungicide. Other aspects of the invention include a polymeric composition used in the preparation of the sheets and a method for pest control in agriculture, horticulture and gardens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Makhteshim Chemical Works Ltd.
    Inventor: Avner Barazani
  • Publication number: 20120047792
    Abstract: A composite pest barrier (10) comprising mesh sheeting (13) and a pest deterrent associated with the mesh sheeting. The mesh sheeting (13) typically comprises woven mesh sheeting. The pest deterrent comprises a pest resistant material. The pest deterrent may be associated with the mesh sheeting (13) in any suitable way. In one arrangement, the pest deterrent comprises a membrane (15) applied to the mesh sheeting, the membrane (15) carrying pest resistant material. In another arrangement, the pest deterrent comprises pest resistant material applied to the mesh sheeting (15). In yet another arrangement, the pest deterrent is incorporated into the mesh sheeting (15) itself.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: TMA CORPORATION PTY LTD
    Inventors: Tonio Umberto Sala, Clive Roy Denis Cumming, Geoffrey Wayne Richardson
  • Patent number: 8119150
    Abstract: The present invention provides a safe and effective insecticide composition suitable for treating a subject infested with a parasitic anthropode or to prevent infestation by an arthropod. The insecticide composition is a foamable composition, including a first insecticide; at least one organic carrier selected from a hydrophobic organic carrier, a polar solvent, an emollient and mixtures thereof, at a concentration of about 2% to about 5%, or about 5% to about 10%; or about 10% to about 20%; or about 20% to about 50% by weight; about 0.1% to about 5% by weight of a surface-active agent; about 0.01% to about 5% by weight of at least one polymeric agent selected from a bioadhesive agent, a gelling agent, a film forming agent and a phase change agent; and (5) a liquefied or compressed gas propellant at a concentration of about 3% to about 25% by weight of the total composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Foamix Ltd.
    Inventors: Dov Tamarkin, Doron Friedman, Meir Eini
  • Publication number: 20120034285
    Abstract: Dinotefuran and PBO is used for killing mosquitoes, as PBO increases the knockdown speed of Dinotefuran.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2009
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Inventors: Mikkel Vestergaard Frandsen, Michael Stanley Pedersen, Matthieu Zellweger, Sebastien Gouin, Georgina Victoria Bingham, Helen Victoria Pates Jamet
  • Publication number: 20110256195
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an insecticide-containing polymeric material containing at least one embedded insecticidally active ingredient in the polymeric matrix and having excellent biological activity, and also to the products produced from this polymer and to their use for protecting humans, animals and plants against arthropods, particularly for controlling insects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Applicant: Bayer CropScience AG
    Inventors: Maren Heinemann, Thomas Bocker, Karin Horn, Guenther Nentwig, Rainer Sonneck, Thomas Konig
  • Publication number: 20110256196
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for killing arthropods. According to one embodiment of the present disclosure, the method preferably includes providing a pesticide composition which includes from about 0.01 to about 0.8 percent, by weight, of a surfactant and from about 0.2 to about 15 percent, by weight, of a boron-containing component. The pesticide composition is applied to a absorbent material which is infested with arthropods, so that the pesticide composition is adsorbed by the absorbent material in an amount sufficient to kill arthropods. The arthropods contact the absorbent material and are killed by the adsorbed pesticide composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Applicant: NISUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Lloyd, Kevin Kirkland, Tracy D. Malone
  • Patent number: 7988984
    Abstract: A membrane enclosed fluid diffusion system for insect attractants and repellents, auto thermostatic heaters, and chemical delivery using an additive and/or selectively permeable membrane that interacts with the enclosed fluid to maintain steady delivery rates over a range of temperature and humidity. Systems can be formed with permeable membranes, impermeable membranes, chemical hydrates, wicks, scent fluids, fuel fluids, catalytic heaters, energy conversion devices, visible images, infrared images, trapping systems, sound systems, electronics, and apparel. The device results in efficient and effective devices for mosquito control drug delivery, and portable heaters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Energy Related Devices, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert G. Hockaday
  • Patent number: 7897162
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a pharmacophore model for arthropod repellent activity and methods of making and using thereof. The pharmacophore comprises two hydrophobic aliphatic functions, one aromatic function and one hydrogen bond acceptor function. The pharmacophore model was made using a test set of arthropod repellent compounds. Also disclosed are arthropod repellent compounds identified by screening databases with the pharmacophore model. Also disclosed are methods of repelling arthropods from a surface or area. Compositions and formulations comprising the compounds of the present invention as well as objects having the compounds of the present invention are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Raj K. Gupta, Apurba K. Bhattacharjee, Donna Ma Lee
  • Patent number: 7887826
    Abstract: An insect repellent fabric. The fabric comprises a fabric base and an active insect repellent ingredient. The active ingredient is contained within microcapsules and the fabric base is impregnated with the microcapsules. The preferred active ingredient is a Citronella extract or DEET.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Intelligent Fabic Technologies PLC
    Inventor: George Costa
  • Publication number: 20100272767
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are insect repellant wrist and ankle bands. The bands contain a space within which a substrate that has been impregnated with an insect control repellant can be heated by a heater such as a pouch providing an exothermic chemical reaction. Thus, the bands can efficiently act as repellant dispensers without the need for the user to apply the repellant directly to the user's skin or clothing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2009
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Inventors: Tara L. Koele, Kwamena Gyakye deGraft-Johnson, Brian T. Davis
  • Patent number: 7811597
    Abstract: An article, such as a container or bag for garbage, which repels animals such as cats, dogs, rats, and crows. The article may be made from a synthetic resin composition including a synthetic resin and from 10 to 15,000 ppm by weight of a salicylic acid ester, menthol and/or camphor. The article may also be made from a synthetic resin composition including a synthetic resin and an odorant composition containing eucalyptus oil and one or more of a salicylic acid ester, menthol and camphor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: JAD Corporation of America
    Inventors: Masahiko Katoh, Joseph Dussich
  • Publication number: 20100226949
    Abstract: The disclosure provides compounds useful as insect repellents and compositions comprising such repellents. The disclosure further provides insect traps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2009
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Applicant: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Anandasankar Ray, Stephanie Lynn Turner
  • Publication number: 20100183690
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments include a textile with insect repellent properties comprising (a) a natural or synthetic fabric, (b) a microencapsulated active ingredient having insect repellent properties, and (c) a resin solution to attach said microencapsulated active ingredients to the fabric. According to a particular embodiment, and without limitation, the insect repellent textile uses a resin solution with a concentration designed to control the degree of wash fastness and gradual release of the microencapsulated active ingredient embedded in the textile in order for it to be gradually released by skin pressure and friction. A plurality of microencapsulated active ingredients could be used including microencapsulated permethrin or toluamide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2010
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Applicant: INNOVATEC SL
    Inventors: JAIME GISBERT PAYA, MARIA ANGELES BONET ARACIL, PEDRO MATEO RIOBO ABOY, PABLO MONLLOR PEREZ
  • Patent number: 7754237
    Abstract: A method for repelling insects from the skin of a subject by applying thiamine to the skin in a transdermal patch in an effective amount for systemic absorption through the skin. The area of transdermal patch which contacts the skin is about 35 cm2, and the amount of thiamine in the transdermal patch is about 50 mg. After application, the transdermal patch provides insect repelling activity up to 48 hours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Inventor: Robert E. Borland, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7749525
    Abstract: A composition-of-matter comprising a substance usable in producing packaging material and at least one compound selected from the group consisting of ar-turmerone, a sesquiterpene alcohol and a turmeric oleoresin solid residue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignees: The State of Israel, Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development, Agricultural Research Organization, (A.R.O.), Volcani Center, Biopack Ltd.
    Inventors: Shlomo Navarro, Simcha Finkelman, Dov Zehavi, Refael Dias, Sam Angel, Fadel Mansur, Miriam Rindner
  • Publication number: 20100092529
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a method of agaricidal and microbicidal treatment of textile materials, a Neem oil microcapsule composition specifically for said treatment and a bioactive textile material obtained. More particularly, the present invention concerns the industrial and commercial areas of the treatment of fabrics and like products and is of particular application to textile materials produced from natural fibers such as cotton, feathers or down, or synthetic fibers such as polyester, nylon, acrylic or the like, or mixed fibers such as polyester-cotton. The present invention concerns a method of agaricidal and microbicidal treatment of a textile material, in which microcapsules containing Neem oil are fixed on said textile material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2002
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Inventor: Nathalie Chetboun
  • Publication number: 20100015191
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel insecticidal devices, and methods for controlling insects in a homeothermic animal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2009
    Publication date: January 21, 2010
    Applicant: Wyeth
    Inventor: Jacob Allen Zupan
  • Publication number: 20090220428
    Abstract: This invention is based on the identification of the role played by the receptor mX on certain insects through the behavior evinced in the taste sensory reactions of these insects. The invention addresses the use of the modulators on the mX receptor, such as L-canavanine and/or a mix of arginine and calcium and/or N-methyl-L-arginine (NMA) which are used to prepare a compound with repellent or attractive qualities with regard to certain insects. The invention also concerns the use of an mX insect receptor as a target for the identification of repellent substances regarding at least some insects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2007
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Applicants: Centre National De La Recherche Scinetifique, Universite De Montpellier I
    Inventors: Yves Grau, Christian Mitri, Marie-Laure Parmentler
  • Patent number: 7579016
    Abstract: A method for for repelling arthropods involving treating an object or area with an arthropod repelling effective amount of at least one isolongifolenone analog (and optionally a carrier or carrier material).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: Aijun Zhang, John F. Carroll, Shifa Wang, Jerome A. Klun
  • Patent number: 7572461
    Abstract: The invention provides methods for suppressing the degradation of wood, wood products, and wooden structures due to infestation by wood-boring organisms, by use of a polyurea composition. The invention also provides for wood, wood products, and wood structures that are resistant to degradation due to borer infestation by use of a polyurea composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Inventors: Kenneth I. Sawyer, Robert J. Kupper
  • Publication number: 20090081267
    Abstract: An insect repellent fabric. The fabric comprises a fabric base and an active insect repellent ingredient. The active ingredient is contained within microcapsules and the fabric base is impregnated with the microcapsules. The preferred active ingredient is a Citronella extract or DEET.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2007
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Applicant: INTELLIGENT FABRIC TECHNOLOGIES PLC
    Inventor: George Costa