Ingredients For Reducing The Noxious Effect Of The Active Substances To Organisms Other Than Pest (e.g., Toxicity Reducing Compositions, Self-destructing Compositions, Etc.) Patents (Class 424/406)
  • Patent number: 10542756
    Abstract: A method of treating a textile substrate by applying a disinfecting treating composition comprising at least one anti-microbial agent, using an exhaust process, and subjecting the textile substrate to one or more heat treatments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Green Impact Holding AG
    Inventors: Rohini Swamy, Sanjeev Swamy
  • Patent number: 10258034
    Abstract: Methods for reducing dust by treating a seed with a lubricant composition are described herein. The disclosure also provides for a method of reducing planter dust released during seed planting by applying a lubricant composition to a seed. Methods for increasing seed lubricity by coating a seed with a lubricant composition are also described. Compositions and seeds useful in these methods are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Bayer CropScience LP
    Inventors: Ronald Reichert, William G. Hairston
  • Patent number: 10258707
    Abstract: Diminishing gel compositions are disclosed and described. A diminishing gel composition can include a polymer matrix, a gel-diminishing agent, and a releasable active agent, such as an olfactory agent. The gel-diminishing agent can facilitate a visually noticeable or detectible gradual decrease in volume of the gel composition while in use. The releasable active agent can be released from the gel composition at a rate and amount that is sufficient to produce a desired result, such as an effective olfactory event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Henkel IP & Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Terannie Vazquez Alvarez, Kevin Hafer, Kassandra Nikkhah
  • Patent number: 10221402
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods for the large-scale production of a highly thermally stable acetylcholinesterase (AChE) and butyrylcholinesterase (BChE). Additionally, the expression methods disclosed herein can produce ChE preparations consisting of extract or purified forms that can be produced in high amounts and are highly thermally stable. These ChE products can be used in vitro detection, detoxification and decontamination methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: PlantVax, Inc.
    Inventor: Yvonne Rosenberg
  • Patent number: 9988956
    Abstract: An oil circulation system and method for continuously purifying engine oil including an engine operably connected to an oil reservoir, wherein at least one stream of oil is conveyed from the oil reservoir to the engine via a conduit, and circulated through the engine and conduit via engine operating pressure and/or one or more pumps, and at least one membrane unit positioned in a path of the oil stream such that oil containing dissolved/emulsified droplets of water is fed continuously through the membrane unit. A cross flow hollow fiber module adapted to be positioned in a system for continuously purifying engine oil, the hollow fiber module having a central feed distributor tube, hollow fiber membranes positioned around the central feed distributor tube, end caps with ports for receiving and emitting a flow of sweep air, and optionally a shell casing, wherein the central feed distributor tube includes openings sized and positioned to allow oil to flowing into the feed distributor tube to flow out radially.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: New Jersey Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Kamalesh K. Sirkar, Li Yang
  • Patent number: 9944568
    Abstract: An encapsulated particle comprises a core particle, a transferrable-pesticide disposed about the core particle, and a polyurethane layer disposed about the transferrable-pesticide. The core particle comprises a fertilizer, such as urea. The transferrable-pesticide can comprise a dinitroaniline, such as pendimethalin. The polyurethane layer is generally formed from a reaction mixture having a maximum temperature of no greater than about 30° C. The polyurethane layer inhibits the transferrable-pesticide from transferring to a surface different from the core particle when the encapsulated particle physically contacts the surface. A method of forming the encapsulated particle comprises the steps of encapsulating the core particle with the transferrable-pesticide to form an intermediate-particle, combining an isocyanate and a polyol to form the reaction mixture, and encapsulating the intermediate-particle with the reaction mixture to form the polyurethane layer of the encapsulated particle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Raymond A. Neff, Alexander Gershanovich, Johanne Wilson
  • Patent number: 9572913
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of polymeric or oligomeric active ingredients having a biocidal effect as additives in the composition of medical articles. The invention further relates to medical articles that comprise such additives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: B. Braun Melsungen AG
    Inventors: André Weiβ, Thomas Riemann, Martin Sippel
  • Patent number: 9517213
    Abstract: A kit for treating insect bites includes a plurality of patches of different size and shape, and a container of a composition containing extracts of garlic and parsley. The patches have a pad bordered by a margin coated with a pressure sensitive adhesive. The extracts of parsley include apiol and myristicin, and the extracts of garlic include allicin. In use, the composition is deposited onto the pad and the patch is placed over an affected area and adhered to the skin with the pressure sensitive adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Umm Al Qura University
    Inventor: Salha F. H. Daeef
  • Patent number: 9334200
    Abstract: A system and method for providing fertilizer for crop production in an aqueous solution comprising nano-sized fertilizer particles, which are free of any chemical side chain and free any micelle to protect the nano-sized particle from re-agglomeration, suspended therein for improved uptake by the population of the crop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: BFP Management, LLC
    Inventor: James Parker Kaiser, II
  • Patent number: 9332758
    Abstract: In a first aspect of the present invention, there is provided a composition comprising 1,2-benzisothiazolin-3-one dispersed in an aqueous medium and further comprising one or more polysaccharide; wherein either (a) said composition comprises no surface-active compound, or (b) said composition comprises one or more surface-active compounds, and the amount of said surface-active compounds in said composition is less than 0.4% by weight based on the weight of said composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignees: Rohm and Haas Company, Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Patrick T. Felder, Anton O. Mettler, Pierre M. Lenoir
  • Patent number: 9332756
    Abstract: Disclosed are suspension concentrate compositions comprising by weight based on the total weight of the composition, about 0.1 to about 40% of at least one carboxamide arthropodicide; 0 to about 20% of at least one other biologically active agent; about 30 to about 95% of at least one water-immiscible liquid carrier; about 2 to about 50% of at least one emulsifier; about 0.01 to about 10% of a silica thickener; about 0.1 to about 10% of at least one protic solvent selected from water, a C1-C12 alkanol and a C2-C3 glycol; and about 0.001 to about 5% of at least one water-soluble carboxylic acid. A method for controlling an arthropod pest comprising diluting said suspension concentrate composition with water, and optionally adding an adjuvant to form a diluted composition, and contacting the arthropod pest or its environment with an effective amount of said diluted composition is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Oliver Walter Gutsche, Isaac Billy Annan, Hector Eduardo Portillo
  • Patent number: 9326520
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions for inhibiting the activity of an insect pest against a subject (or repelling an insect pest from an environment or preventing attraction to an environment) which compositions comprise geranylacetone as an active ingredient plus a carrier plus a further active ingredient selected from the list consisting of: 6-Methyl-hepten-2-one, octanal, plus optional other chemicals. Also provided are related materials and methods of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignees: The University Court of the University of Aberdeen, Rothamsted Research Limited
    Inventors: John Anthony Pickett, James George Logan, Michael Alexander Birkett, Anne Jennifer Mordue
  • Patent number: 9278874
    Abstract: The invention relates to biocidal systems comprising zinc ions and an oxidizing or non-oxidizing biocide, their use, and methods for preventing or decreasing starch degradation in starch-containing process waters from pulp, paper or board production processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: KEMIRA OYJ
    Inventors: Marko Kolari, Jaakko Ekman, Satu Ikävalko
  • Patent number: 9040067
    Abstract: Broad spectrum disinfecting and microbicidal compositions of biodegradable and environmentally friendly compositions containing esters formed from fatty organic alcohols and fatty carboxylic acids. These compositions display activities against the most resistant microbial forms including bacterial spores. The preparations can be used in health care, food processing, personal care and other industries where the use of harsh oxidizing chemicals is undesirable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Inventor: John Alex Lopes
  • Patent number: 9011891
    Abstract: A formulation containing conidia of non-toxigenic strains of fungi is a useful biocontrol agent for preventing toxin contamination in agricultural commodities, especially those for human and animal consumption such as peanuts, corn, cotton and tree nuts. The formulation of the invention is a water dispersible granule formulation suitable for spraying and includes non-toxigenic and/or non-aflatoxigenic Aspergillus flavus strains capable of inhibiting growth of fungi which produce aflatoxin and further capable of suppressing production of aflatoxin by the toxigenic fungi. A method of preparing the formulation is shown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by The Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: Margaret Lyn, Hamed K. Abbas, Robert Zablotowicz
  • Patent number: 9005645
    Abstract: The present invention relates to liquid termiticide compositions comprising a pyrethroid and a neonicotinoid selected from the group consisting of imidacloprid, nithiazine, thiamethoxam, dinotefuran, nitenpyram, thiacloprid and clothianadin, these compositions result in an increase in termite mortality at low application rates and a continuous chemical bather of a termiticide in soil surrounding and beneath a structure in a locus where termites are suspected or known to exist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: FMC Corporation
    Inventors: James B. Ballard, Cristi L. Palmer, Kim Watson
  • Patent number: 8956541
    Abstract: Storage stable polyhydroxylated aromatic ether adducts of polyalkylene oxide are described. Reactive compositions are formed by combining an ether adduct with an aldehyde, optionally further adding a phenolic-aldehyde prepolymer. The reactive compositions are cured by removing water, by acidification, or both. The cured compositions sorb solvated compounds from environments containing water. The cured compositions are also useful for pre-loading with compounds that are subsequently released at a controlled rate into environments containing water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Eco Verde Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Curtis Elliott
  • Patent number: 8933128
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of a composition for treating the surfaces of livestock buildings and/or the material therein in order to eliminate and/or inhibit pathogenic protozoa, and in particular coccidiosis oocysts. According to the invention, said composition essentially comprises the combination of an alkylamine and of a quaternary ammonium or of a quaternary ammonium derivative.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: CID Lines N.V.
    Inventors: Richard Alasri, Koen Brutsaert
  • Patent number: 8927034
    Abstract: Materials with high levels of unsaponifiable matter, such as extracts from plants, produce hydrolysates with unique properties. The application of a hydrolysis process to materials, particularly materials with a high level of unsaponifiables (e.g., at least 6 weight percent of the material), produces a product with properties significantly different from those products resulting from the conventional saponification of materials with less than 6 weight percent of unsaponifiables. The hydrolysates of the present invention are substantive, resisting both physical and aqueous-based removal from skin and hair, exhibit a unique surfactant property, and are not foaming agents with water. Hydrolysates according to the present invention may be used to enhance the performance of cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: International Flora Technologies, Ltd.
    Inventors: James H. Brown, Lee R. Copeland, Robert Kleiman, Sambasivarao Koritala, Melanie K. Cummings
  • Patent number: 8920825
    Abstract: The present application is directed to a novel composition which acts as a barrier to noxious agents while adding self-detoxifying catalytic treatments to neutralize the noxious and harmful warfare agents when applied for example on a fabric, or other solid support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignees: Stedfast, Inc., U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, Chemical Technology Team
    Inventors: Hamid Benaddi, Heidi Schreuder-Gibson
  • Patent number: 8920824
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a treatment by pulmonary delivery of a bioscavenger to animals as an effective antidote to prevent toxicity produced by exposure of an animal to nerve agents and other toxic substances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Inventor: Yvonne Rosenberg
  • Patent number: 8911757
    Abstract: The present invention provides an insect or arthropod pesticidal composition. The composition includes active ingredients having a mixture of fatty acids, each of the fatty acids having a straight carbon chain from 6 to 12 carbon atoms long. The fatty acid mixture includes a first fatty acid molecule having a straight carbon chain from 6 to 8 carbon atoms long, and a carboxylic acid group. The fatty acid mixture also includes a second fatty acid molecule having a straight carbon chain from 8 to 12 carbon atoms long, and a carboxylic acid group. The composition also includes a carrier that promotes adherence or absorption or transport across the surface of insects or arthropods to effect their incapacitation or death.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Stratacor, Inc.
    Inventor: William Reifenrath
  • Patent number: 8906399
    Abstract: The invention relates to preparations, in particular plant-protective preparations which contain a mixture of at least two different active plant-protective substances, wherein a) at least one active substance is selected from a conazole group (active substance 1) and b) another active-plant protective substance (active substance 2) whose water solubility at a temperature of 20° C. is less than 20 g/l., c) at least one type of copolymer CP consisting of M monomers comprising ?) at least one type of monoethylenically unsaturated monomer M1 comprising at least one sulphonic acid group and ?) at least one type of neutral monoethylenically unsaturated monomer M2, wherein the quantitative ratio between the active substance 1 and the other active plant-protective substance 2 ranges from 1:10 to 10:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Sebastian Koltzenburg, Peter Dombo, Günter Oetter, Christian Krüger, Wolfgang Schrof, Matthias Bratz
  • Patent number: 8895043
    Abstract: Method for reducing the formaldehyde emission of a composition containing a formal by adding urea, urea derivatives, amino acids, guanidine or guanidine derivatives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Air Liquide Sante (International)
    Inventors: Wolfgang Beilfuss, Ralf Gradtke, Ingo Krull, Klaus Weber
  • Patent number: 8877219
    Abstract: Pesticidal compositions containing rosemary oil and/or wintergreen oil and methods for using same are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: EcoSmart Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven M. Bessette, A. David Lindsay
  • Patent number: 8871190
    Abstract: Pheromone compositions comprising a combination of squalene, linoleic acid and 1-docosanol are described, along with methods of using the pheromone compositions to modify behavior in mammals. The compositions are useful for behavior modification in mammals that exhibit undesirable or harmful stress-related behaviors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Sergeant's Pet Care Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald Marshall, Larry Nouvel, Cuong Tu Ba, Luis Rios
  • Patent number: 8852618
    Abstract: Mixtures containing gamma-cyhalothrin [(S)-?-cyano-3-phenoxybenzyl (Z)-(1R,3R)-3-(2-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoro-1-propenyl)-2,2-dimethylcyclopropanecarboxylate] and another compound having insecticidal, nematicidal, acaricidal, molluscicidal, fungicidal, plant growth regulating or herbicidal activity are provided. Compositions containing the mixture and insecticidal methods using such mixtures or compositions are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Syngenta Limited
    Inventor: Martin Stephen Clough
  • Patent number: 8841294
    Abstract: The invention relates to insecticidal and acaricidal mixtures comprising certain cyclic ketoenols and agonists or antagonists of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors for protecting plants against attack by pests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Bayer Cropscience AG
    Inventors: Reiner Fischer, Christoph Erdelen
  • Patent number: 8834908
    Abstract: A pest-combating composition including sodium lauryl sulfate and one or more of C6-12 fatty acids, preferably lauric and/or capric and/or caprylic acid, soy methyl ester, and 2-undecanone, and methods of combating pests utilizing same, are disclosed. The compositions can include a carrier oil such as silicon oil, soy methyl ester, or a vegetable oil, and can be in the form of an emulsion. The composition may be constituted as a spray composition, an aerosol, a lotion, a paste, or another compositional form. Pests that may be usefully combated with such composition include flying insects, including flies, mosquitoes, and wasps, ants, including arthropods such as fire ants, ticks, fleas, cockroaches, silver fish, thrips, gnats, aphids, Japanese beetles, and agricultural and horticultural arthropods and insects including beetles (potato and bean), flea beetles, fleahoppers, squash bugs, slugs, leaf hoppers, harlequin bugs, milk weed bugs, spiders, mites, lice, rodents, and deer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: HOMS, LLC
    Inventor: Allen Jones
  • Patent number: 8815270
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for killing ectoparasites on a subject. Compositions containing a fatty acid ester, e.g., isopropyl myristate, effective for killing ectoparasites is described. Also described are compositions containing a fatty acid ester and a siloxane (e.g., decacyclomethicone). The compositions can also contain a mectin and/or a mycin, and S-methoprene. The compositions are useful against a variety of ectoparasites that afflict humans, animals, and plants, e.g., head lice, fleas, body lice, crab lice, scabies, ticks, and plant parasites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Piedmont Pharmaceuticals, LLC
    Inventors: William R. Campbell, Kathleen G. Palma, Neil E. Paulsen
  • Patent number: 8815271
    Abstract: This document discloses molecules having the following formula (“Formula One”): and processes related thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences, LLC.
    Inventors: Maurice C. H. Yap, Ann M. Buysse, Daniel Knueppel, Yu Zhang, Negar Garizi, Noormohamed M. Niyaz, Christian T. Lowe, Ricky Hunter, Tony K. Trullinger, David A. Demeter, Dan Pernich, Carl Deamicis, Ronald Ross, Jr., Timothy C. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8815269
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions for the control of pests, in particular insecticidal suspension concentrates and spray solutions made from them, to processes for their preparation, and to the use of such formulations for the sustained control of animal pests (arthropods) on a variety of surfaces. The present invention furthermore relates to the use of certain polymer dispersions in pesticides, in particular to their use for extending the long-term activity of these compositions when they are applied to surfaces. The present invention furthermore relates to the use of the compositions according to the invention for controlling parasites, in particular ectoparasites, in animals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Bayer Cropscience AG
    Inventors: Johan Kijlstra, Frank Rosenfeldt, Guenther Nentwig, Volker Gutsmann, Rainer Sonneck, Douglas Ross
  • Patent number: 8808721
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions and methods for attracting bed bugs with novel attractants and new and improved methods to enable their use to attract, monitor or trap bed bugs for surveying, monitoring, mitigation and management purposes. Known mammal pheromones were discovered to be useful as bed bug kairomone attractants. A method of delivering non-volatile attractants by using the attractive heat source to heat and volatilize the attractants was discovered to be the optimal method to disseminate the kairomones. A new method of generating low levels of carbon dioxide is disclosed, and the combination of kairomones, carbon dioxide and heat is shown to attract bed bugs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: SpringStar Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Gilbert Banfield, Elizabeth Joy Schaafsma
  • Patent number: 8808720
    Abstract: A product comprising microcapsules which themselves comprise (a) a polymeric shell; and (b) a core which comprises (i) a solid agrochemical dispersed in a matrix and (ii) a water-immiscible liquid characterized in that the matrix is distributed non-continuously throughout the water-immiscible liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Syngenta Limited
    Inventors: Patrick Joseph Mulqueen, Anne Waller, Julia Lynne Ramsay, Geoffrey William Smith
  • Patent number: 8802120
    Abstract: Bioactive agrichemical concentrates and compositions having improved bioactivity comprising combinations of acid solutions and conventional bioactive agrichemical actives or formulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Sciessent LLC
    Inventor: Joseph J. Crudden
  • Patent number: 8795699
    Abstract: A method of repelling wasps, which method comprises using a preparation comprising (a) one or more of ethyl 3-(N-n-butyl-N-acetylamino)propionate, dihydronepetalactone, and extract of catmint, and (b) at least one compound selected from certain perfume ingredients. This abstract is neither intended to define the invention disclosed in this specification nor intended to limit the scope of the invention in any way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Beiersdorf AG
    Inventors: Rainer Kroepke, Jens Schulz, Jens Nielsen, Stephanie Von Der Fecht
  • Patent number: 8790673
    Abstract: Methods for treating arthropods comprising depositing at least one drop of a liquid formulation containing at least one surfactant on a solid surface of an arthropod at a contact angle sufficient to cause rapid and enhanced knockdown (KD) of the arthropod. The contact angle comprises an angle formed between a resting drop of the liquid formulation and the solid surface on which the drop rests measured, after a period of about 80 milliseconds (ms) or more from the time that a drop of the liquid formulation is deposited on the solid surface, at a contact point between a tangent line drawn on a liquid/vapor interface surface of the resting drop in contact with the solid surface and a tangent to the solid surface on which the drop rests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: OMS Investments, Inc.
    Inventors: Shannon Hollis, Casey McDonald, Jason Rader
  • Patent number: 8784855
    Abstract: Pesticides based on vicinal diols, are available to control arthropod ectoparasites such as Pediculus Humanus, Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus, Musca domestica, the Blattidae, Blatella Germanica, and Periplaneta Americana, by introducing to the locus of an infestation of the pest, a composition containing as active ingredient a vicinal diol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Ectopharma Limited
    Inventors: John Campbell, Andrew Carver
  • Patent number: 8784856
    Abstract: Particular aspects provide methods for converting glucosinolate in a glucosinolate-containing plant material to glucosinolate breakdown products (GBPs), comprising: providing an amount of processed glucosinolate-containing plant material, the processed material being depleted of oil and glucosinolate converting enzyme activity by virtue of said processing; providing an amount of glucosinolate converting enzyme activity; mixing the processed material with the amount enzyme activity; hydrating the mixture; and incubating the hydrated mixture, wherein the glucosinolates are enzymatically converted to GBPs. Preferably, the processed plant material comprises a oilseed-derived seedmeal material (e.g., meadowfoam seedmeal) from which the oil has been removed by the processing (e.g., solvent extraction and/or heat treatment). In particular embodiments, the glucosinolate converting enzyme activity comprises at least one of a myrosinase activity and a nitrile-forming activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: The State of Oregon Acting by and Through the State Boad of Higher Education on Behalf of Oregon State University
    Inventors: Jan F. Stevens, Stephen Machado, Ralph Reed, Michael S. Martinez
  • Patent number: 8778365
    Abstract: The present invention relates to improved topical gel compositions comprising an active agent, and uses thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Merz Pharmaceuticals, LLC
    Inventors: Bhushan Hardas, Donna Dalton
  • Patent number: 8778387
    Abstract: An antimicrobial medical dressing provides a combination of antimicrobial agents in various concentrations that protect against microorganisms, absorb exudates, and promote healing. The antimicrobial agents may include compositions of ethanol, hydrogen peroxide, and/or ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Hyprotek, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick O. Tennican, L. Myles Phipps
  • Patent number: 8778371
    Abstract: Pesticide compositions and methods for their use are provided. Embodiments of the subject pesticide compositions include a pesticide and an assimilable carbon skeleton energy component. Embodiments of the subject compositions may include a pesticide and one or more of a macronutrient component, micronutrient component, vitamin/cofactor component and a complexing agent. Also provided are methods that include preparing an assimilable carbon skeleton energy containing-pesticide composition and methods for administering an assimilable carbon skeleton energy containing-pesticide composition to a plant. Kits for use in practicing the subject invention are also provided. The subject pesticide compositions find use in a variety of different applications, and are particularly suited for use in at least mollifying pesticide-induced phytotoxicity of a plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Inventor: Thomas T. Yamashita
  • Patent number: 8771718
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to the field of tick- or insect-repellent formulated compositions containing dihydronepetalactone, a nepetalactam, a dihydronepetalactam and/or their respective derivatives, and one or more additives to provide a useful and effective means of delivering the composition in the manner and to the location as desired by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Mark A. Scialdone, Irwin Palefsky
  • Patent number: 8753656
    Abstract: The present invention utilizes extracts of the pre-sporulation (preconidial) mycelial stage of entomopathogenic fungi as insect and arthropod attractants and/or pathogens and can be employed to limit the zoonotic diseases they transmit. The fungus can be cultivated on grain, wood, agricultural wastes or other cellulosic material and extracts can be made thereof. More than one fungus and substrate can be used in combination with one or more antimicrobial, antiprotozoal, antiviral, and genetically modified agents that result in reduced spread of contagions and lessens the damage they inflict on animals, and plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Inventor: Paul Stamets
  • Patent number: 8747874
    Abstract: A paraffinic spray oil and a method of using the spray oil for controlling turfgrass pests is disclosed. The spray oil comprises paraffinic oil and a quick break emulsifier, which is formulated as an oil-in-water (O/W) emulsion for use. The paraffinic oil and emulsifier are present in a weight ratio ranging from about 95:5 to about 99.95:0.05, and preferably from about 98.5:1.5 to about 99.9:0.1. When applied to turfgrass, the O/W emulsion quickly releases the oil phase upon application to the turfgrass to contact pests thereon. When provided at sufficient paraffinic oil dosages, generally at least about 0.5 gal oil/acre and preferably in the range of about 0.5 gal/acre to about 60 gal/acre, the spray oil is effective in controlling a variety of turfgrass pests, particularly insect and fungal pests, with little or no phytotoxic effects. Further, use of the spray oil as indicated for controlling turfgrass pests also enhances the growth of turfgrass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Suncor Energy Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Fefer
  • Patent number: 8747875
    Abstract: An insecticidal composition comprising stabilized pyrethrins or pyrethroids is provided. Such composition includes stabilizing effective amount of N,N-dialkyl fatty acid amide solvents and certain ultraviolet-light absorbers. In such composition, the pyrethrins or pyrethroid can retain their insecticidal activity for an acceptably long period of time. Therefore, an advantage of this invention is to provide a topical pyrethrins or pyrethroid based insecticide which can remain effective in light over a long time period. Another advantage of this invention is to provide a stabilized topical pyrethrins or pyrethroid insecticide insecticidal formulation containing a high concentration of the active pyrethrins or pyrethroid ingredient to minimize the volume of formulation required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: The Hartz Mountain Corporation
    Inventors: W. Lance H. Hemsarth, Linda Valencia
  • Patent number: 8734821
    Abstract: A silicone surfactant-based synergistic agricultural formulation contains a combination of a first defined silicone surfactant and a second defined silicone surfactant in a concentration sufficient to cause a knockdown level on treated arthropods, even in the absence of known pesticidally active ingredients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: OMS Investments, Inc.
    Inventors: Shannon Hollis, Jason Rader, Casey McDonald
  • Patent number: 8728504
    Abstract: A process for solubilizing hydrophobic active ingredients in aqueous medium, which comprises using, as an assistant, at least one hyperbranched polymer (A) which is obtainable by reacting at least one hyperbranched polymeric compound having at least one primary or secondary amino group per molecule (a), selected from (a1) hyperbranched polyamides and (a2) hyperbranched polyureas, with (b) at least one mono-, di- or oligosaccharide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Bernd Bruchmann, Holger Türk, Daniel Schönfelder, Monika Haberecht, Dietmar Appelhans, Victor Boyko
  • Patent number: 8728507
    Abstract: Use of agonists and antagonists of the nicotinergic acetylcholine receptors of insects for the non-systemic control of parasitic insects, such as fleas, lice and flies, on humans and on animals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Bayer Intellectual Property GmbH
    Inventors: Hubert Dorn, Terence Hopkins
  • Patent number: 8722072
    Abstract: The present invention relates to active ingredient combinations which are composed of a known dihydrofuranone derivative on the one hand and of other known active pesticidal ingredients on the other hand, and are suitable for controlling animal pests from the families of the Aleyrodidae, Thripidae, Psyllidae and Agromyzidae, and also, more particularly, from the order of the Acari. The invention also relates to combinations which consist of the abovementioned active ingredient combinations on the one hand and of beneficial species on the other hand and which are suitable for controlling animal pests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Bayer Intellectual Property GmbH
    Inventors: Reiner Fischer, Veronica Companys, Estuardo Jara Dominguez, Heike Hungenberg, Peter Meisner