Impregnated Or Coated Food Or Edible Simulative Of Food (e.g., Bait, Poison, Etc.) Patents (Class 424/410)
  • Patent number: 11434347
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method of processing shell material. Shell material processed in accordance with the methods disclosed herein may be biodegradable and may further represent a new type of useful material. By way of example, the processed shell material may be useable as a material to make useful materials, items, objects and/or tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: ALTERWASTE LTD
    Inventor: Martina Zupan
  • Patent number: 10653141
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for affecting dipteran hematophagous parasites. The compositions contain at least one dipteran semiochemical and at least one phagostimulant. The compositions may further include a pesticide. The semiochemical may be a floral attractant and the phagostimulants may be sugar-based. The compositions may be useful in attracting mosquitoes and/or repelling sand flies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventors: Agenor Mafra-Neto, Rodrigo Oliveira Da Silva, Carmem R. Bernardi
  • Patent number: 10335443
    Abstract: The present invention relates to orodispersible films comprising a plant extract and to film forming suspensions comprising a plant extract. Further, the present invention relates to processes for preparing the orodispersible films and the film forming suspensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: HEXAL AG
    Inventor: Andreas Krekeler
  • Patent number: 9867388
    Abstract: The present invention includes a nutritional supplement composition that may be used for livestock and the like, as well as to a livestock feed mixture containing same. Also included are methods of preparing the nutritional supplement composition, the livestock feed mixture, as well as methods of providing nutrition to livestock and the like. The livestock feed composition comprises: (a) a solid particulate livestock feed material and (b) a solidified particulate mixture of (i) free fatty acid and (ii) a calcium salt of a fatty acid, the calcium salt of a fatty acid being present in a molar ratio amount in the range of from about 25% to about 55% of the amount of the free fatty acid. The preferred mixture is a solid having an onset melt point of between about 140 and 170 degrees Fahrenheit, and a hardness of from about 5 to about 15 Shore A units at 170 degrees Fahrenheit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: MILK SPECIALTIES COMPANY
    Inventor: Trevor Tomkins
  • Patent number: 9700039
    Abstract: Rodenticidal soft bait compositions are provided which consist of a mixture, in the form of a paste, comprising vegetable flour, a fat which is not completely liquid at a temperature of 35° C. and at least one rodenticidally-active substance. The vegetable flour is present in the mixture in an amount of at least 60%, preferably 62 to 78%, by weight based on the total weight of the mixture. The weight ratio of the vegetable flour to fat in the mixture is 4:1 to 8:1, preferably 5:1 to 7.5:1. The soft bait compositions are extremely palatable to rodents such that rodents are encouraged to consume a sufficient amount to deliver a lethal dose of rodenticide in a single sitting. Also provided is a method for manufacturing the soft bait composition of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: BASF Agro B.V.
    Inventors: Roland Stephen Twydell, Sharon Hughes, Holger Dutzig
  • Patent number: 9538740
    Abstract: A red palm weevil control system for retaining and exterminating red palm weevils in palm trees is disclosed. The control system may include one or more light detection systems, one or more light emitting devices positioned such that light emitted from the light emitting device can be detected by the light detection system, and one or more red palm weevil food materials that is configured to block light emitted from the light emitting device from being sensed by the light detection system. In use, once a red palm weevil has eaten the food, the light detection system senses the light emitted from the light emitting device, signifying the presence of red palm weevils. The red palm weevil food material may also include a magnetic material and an antimicrobial material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: UNITED ARAB EMIRATES UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: Yousef Haik
  • Patent number: 9492354
    Abstract: Provided are methods, systems and apparatuses for producing delivery devices, for example, for oral intake of an agent. In the broadest aspect, the method can include assembling one or more layers including one or more materials with an agent or an agent-releasing formulation to form an integrated, for example a laminated, device; folding the integrated delivery device to form a folded integrated delivery device; and at least partially enclosing the fold delivery device to a form suitable for oral delivery. The integrated device can include a first external layer of a first material; a frame of a second material mounted on the first external layer; an agent-releasing formulation housed within the frame; and a second external layer of the first material mounted on the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: INTEC PHARMA LTD.
    Inventors: Moshe Tsabari, Avner Balshey, Erez Yofe, Michael Friedman
  • Patent number: 9167811
    Abstract: The invention relates to bait formulations comprising at least one iron salt, at least one component selected from among methyl glycine-N,N-diacetic acid, glutamine-N,N-diacetic acid, and the alkali metal, alkaline earth metal and ammonium salts thereof; and at least one starch-containing component. The invention also relates to the use of said bait formulation for controlling terrestrial slugs and snails and to a method for controlling terrestrial slugs and snails using the bait formulation of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Compo GmbH
    Inventors: Otto Schweinsberg, Arthur Ziegler
  • Patent number: 9155306
    Abstract: Methods are provided for the production of granular composite compositions including at least two pesticidally active ingredients in combination such as insecticidally active and herbicidally active ingredients and to the composite combination products produced thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: OMS Investments, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. A. Radabaugh, Jonathan C. Raistlin Newton
  • Patent number: 9044009
    Abstract: A molluscicidal composition, comprising: a molluscicide; a molluscicidal activity promoting additive comprising a calcium-containing salt of ethylene disuccinic acid or calcium ions and ethylenediamine disuccinic moieties, having at least 1 mole of calcium per mole of ethylenediamine disuccinic acid; and a carrier material edible to molluscs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: W.NEUDORFF GMBH KG
    Inventors: Nicholas John Dixon, Derek Bassett, Reinhard Arndt, Andreas Prokop, Diana Parker, Tianye Chen
  • Patent number: 8881448
    Abstract: A composition in compacted form for use for termite monitoring and control comprises a cellulose material which may be purified cellulose or microcrystalline cellulose as a base bait, the composition being compacted to an optimum density of not less than approximately 1.033 g/cc. Also disclosed is a method for monitoring and controlling termite infestations which comprises the steps of a) preparing such a composition; b) placing the composition in a bait station; c) monitoring the station at periodic time intervals for termites; and d) upon observing termite infestation in the bait station, replacing the above composition with a bait composition containing a termite killing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffery A. Martin, Ronald O. Richardson
  • Patent number: 8865197
    Abstract: An encapsulated formulation for food and bioactive agent delivery to aquatic animals includes various combinations of nutrients, a digestion enhancer, bioactive agents, and a local absorption enhancer. The bioactive agents and absorption enhancer may be encapsulated within a delay layer for targeted release at an area of the digestive tract distinct from the region of nutrient release. The bioactive agents and absorption enhancer may be coated with a sticky coating so that they tend to adhere to the inner surfaces of the wall of the digestive tract, thereby localizing their release and enhancing their effect. Instead of bioactive agents themselves, precursors may be delivered so as to generate the bioactive agents locally. The encapsulated precursors of a specific bioactive agent are separately contained in capsules which themselves can be adhesive to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research Ltd.
    Inventors: Amos Tandler, William Koven, Shalom Zemach
  • Patent number: 8840909
    Abstract: Subject of the present invention is a solid ant bait comprising an insecticide and a bait composition. Another subject is a process for the preparation of said ant bait, comprising extruding a mixture, which contains the insecticide and the bait composition. Yet another subject is a method for controlling ants, comprising offering to said ants the ant bait according to the invention. Finally, a subject is a use of the ant bait according to the invention for controlling ants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Claude Taranta, Thomas Bork, Gerhard Schnabel, Helmut Müller, Sarah Thompson, Clark D. Klein, Nigel Armes, Tiffany Hennessey
  • Patent number: 8834909
    Abstract: The invention is directed at a ready-to-use granule bait composition, its preparation and use for the control of house flies inside houses and animal stalls, fodder stores and sanitary installations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventors: Ferenc Jozsef Rakoczi, Jean-Louis Hug
  • Publication number: 20140255460
    Abstract: The present invention relates to baits, especially baits to be used in humane methods for controlling feral omnivore populations. The invention also relates to methods of manufacturing the baits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Invasive Animals Ltd.
    Inventors: Linton Drew Staples, Steven Lapidge, Brendan Cowled, Simon Humphrys
  • Publication number: 20140234386
    Abstract: The present invention provides feed-through pesticide formulation suitable for hydrophobic active ingredients. The formulation comprises a hydrophobic active ingredient on a solid carrier, with a hydrophilic coating and an optional hydrophobic coating contacting the hydrophilic coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventors: C. Jason Hunter, JEANNE PARKER
  • 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: 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: 8778372
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a dual-action pest control formulation for controlling rodents and arthropods, the formulation including: a rodenticide; an insecticide; an optional attractant; and a carrier matrix. The present disclosure also provides a method of controlling rodents and arthropods, the method including: applying the dual action pest formulation to a target area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Nisus Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Lloyd, John T. Murphy, David Ashley Ezell
  • Patent number: 8753658
    Abstract: A termite bait includes a plurality of cellulosic food material pieces palatable to termites embedded within a water resistant polyurethane foam matrix. Another termite bait includes a plurality of cellulosic food material pieces embedded within a water-absorbent polyurethane foam matrix. Yet another termite bait includes at least one cellulosic food material piece encapsulated within a water resistant polyurethane foam coating. Such termite baits can be used alone or in a monitoring device or other termite control device. Another termite control device includes a container, a cellulosic food material within the container and a water resistant polyurethane foam positioned to separate the food material from its environment. The container can contain a termite bait as described above or can include a chamber containing a cellulosic food material and at least one pocket containing a polyurethane foam barrier to reduce intrusion of water through the pocket to the food material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences, LLC.
    Inventors: Joseph Edward Eger, Jr., Donald E. Williams, III, Sol M. Mirasol, Mike P. Tolley, Joseph J. DeMark, Matthew T. Messenger, Phillip J. Howard
  • Patent number: 8734807
    Abstract: Schistosomiasis mansoni is caused by flukes called Schistosoma(es) that enters the human body through the skin in Schistosoma infested waters. The Schistosomes travel from the skin into human blood vessels where they mate, produce antigen containing eggs that travel from the blood vessels into the small intestines, where they are released in the human feces. Male and female Schistosome mates in human blood vessels, male Schistosomes secrete a protein called TGR ? protein to the Trk receptor sites on the females Schistosomes membranes. The process stimulates the formation of chemical SmInAct in female Schistosomes, a chemical necessary for the female Schistosomes to produce eggs. This novel technique describes new methods to inhibit Trk receptor sites on female Schistosome membranes using Trk inhibitor agent to prevent TGR ? proteins from binding to the Trk receptor sites. Thus, preventing SmInAct from being created in female Schistosomes, preventing production of eggs and Schistosomiasis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Inventor: Gabriel Langlois-Rahme
  • Patent number: 8720108
    Abstract: A composition in compacted form for use for termite monitoring and control comprises a cellulose material which may be purified cellulose or micro-crystalline cellulose as a base bait, the composition being compacted to an optimum density of not less than approximately 1.033 g/cc. Also disclosed is a method for monitoring and controlling termite infestations which comprises the steps of a) preparing such a composition; b) placing the composition in a bait station; c) monitoring the station at periodic time intervals for termites; and d) upon observing termite infestation in the bait station, replacing the above composition with a bait composition containing a termite killing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Martin, Sr., Ronald O. Richardson
  • Patent number: 8709459
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a triple-action pest control formulation for controlling rodents, insects, and terrestrial mollusks, the formulation including: a first active ingredient which is a rodenticide; a second active ingredient which is both an insecticide and a molluscicide; an optional attractant; and a carrier matrix. The present disclosure also provides a method of controlling rodents, insects, and terrestrial mollusks by applying the triple action pest control formulation to a target area or supplying the formulation in a bait station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Nisus Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey Douglas Lloyd, Janet Louise Kintz-Early
  • Patent number: 8691218
    Abstract: The present invention provides a mimetic egg comprising lysozyme, a salt or biological fragment thereof or a lysozyme-related peptide and an active ingredient in its base material mimicking an egg of a vermin; and a vermin exterminating method using the mimetic egg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: National University Corporation Okayama University
    Inventors: Kenji Matsuura, Takashi Tamura, Norimasa Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20140044767
    Abstract: A chemical composition to kill a plurality of cockroaches comprising: boric acid, where the boric acid is utilized to kill the cockroaches; flour, where the flour serves as a binding agent; sugar, where the sugar baits and attracts the cockroaches; and water, where the water combines the boric acid, the flour, and the sugar to create a mixture and then the mixture is placed in a specific location where cockroaches are anticipated to be. The sugars used may be powered sugar or brown sugar to attract the cockroaches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Inventors: DEBRA PENNINGTON, Riana Rowe
  • Patent number: 8637061
    Abstract: A composition for administration to a subject, such as oral administration to a subject, for example, has been provided. Such a composition may comprise at least one magnesium-counter ion compound. A magnesium-counter ion composition described herein may be useful for any of a variety of applications provided herein, such as maintaining, enhancing, and/or improving health, nutrition, and/or another condition of a subject, and/or cognitive, learning, and/or memory function. A magnesium-counter ion composition provided herein may be useful for administration to a subject presenting magnesium deficiency, mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer's disease, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, ALS, Parkinson's disease, diabetes, migraine, anxiety disorder, mood disorder, and/or hypertension. A kit, method, and other associated technology are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Magceutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Guosong Liu, Fei Mao
  • Patent number: 8603510
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to polymer devices impregnated with semichemical attractants for termites. The materials for delivering the semiochemicals are preferably cellulose-free. Devices of the subject invention are placed in soil and provide a slow-release and permeation of the semiochemicals into the adjacent soil so that termites tunneling in the vicinity are directed toward the chemical sources. Because the semiochemicals are impregnated in the polymer, the device also protects the semiochemicals so that they do not degrade rapidly under field conditions. In a preferred embodiment, the subject invention comprises a durable station housing, preferably with a removable bait, wherein the body of the station housing itself is impregnated with a semiochemical attractant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventor: Nan-Yao Su
  • Patent number: 8591928
    Abstract: A pesticide granule is provided that includes a base carrier particle. A liquid pesticide coating is applied to the particle surface. The coating may contain adjuvants. The coating has sufficient tack to adhere a second powdered pesticide to the carrier particle. The usage of tackifying agents to render the particle surface tacky enough to adhere powdered pesticide is reduced or eliminated. The powdered pesticide is sized to a mean diameter of less than 10% of the carrier diameter to promote adhesion. The synergistic rapid acting pesticide delivery associated with the granule results in the usage of less pesticide to control a given pest with reduced environmental impact. Bifenthrin is a representative of the liquid pesticide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: The Andersons, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy D. Birthisel, James R. Lynch, Matthew G. Johnston
  • Patent number: 8568759
    Abstract: The present invention provides an environmentally compatible, pesticidal composition and method for the control of insect pests. The composition includes two components. The first component is a chelating agent, a metal complex of a chelating agent, and mixtures thereof, and the second component is preferably a carrier material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: W. Neudorff GmbH KG
    Inventor: Diana L. Parker
  • Publication number: 20130276352
    Abstract: A termite bait includes a plurality of cellulosic food material pieces palatable to termites embedded within a water resistant polyurethane foam matrix. Another termite bait includes a plurality of cellulosic food material pieces embedded within a water-absorbent polyurethane foam matrix. Yet another termite bait includes at least one cellulosic food material piece encapsulated within a water resistant polyurethane foam coating. Such termite baits can be used alone or in a monitoring device or other termite control device. Another termite control device includes a container, a cellulosic food material within the container and a water resistant polyurethane foam positioned to separate the food material from its environment. The container can contain a termite bait as described above or can include a chamber containing a cellulosic food material and at least one pocket containing a polyurethane foam barrier to reduce intrusion of water through the pocket to the food material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventor: Dow AgroSciences LLC
  • Patent number: 8557268
    Abstract: Disclosed are a pest control agent, a method for preparing a pest control agent, and a method for controlling a pest. Generally, the pest control agent is formed by providing a porous starch and an active control agent absorbed within the porous starch, and compressing the porous starch in the presence of heat to form discrete plural particles. Preferably, one or more binders are employed, as are one or more secondary absorbents/fillers. In highly preferred embodiments of the invention, the pest control agent is prepared via pelletizing in a commercial pellet mill. The particles so prepared should be sufficiently durable to withstand bulk transport, such as by rail car or bag shipment. The particles should, however, release the control agent quickly upon contact with water, such that, for instance, the control agent may be released when the pest control agent is introduced to standing water. It is contemplated that the control agent is preferably a mosquito control agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Grain Processing Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin H. Schilling, Richard E. Castle, Sarjit Johal, Laura E. Chavez
  • Patent number: 8506977
    Abstract: An insect bait comprising particles of an insect-killing compound onto which a coating of insect attracting material has been applied, and the method by which this bait is prepared.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Inventor: David Lynn Cameron
  • Patent number: 8486430
    Abstract: A vegetation culture active agent delivery medium is provided that includes dense mineral granules, comparatively less dense cellulosic granules, and an active agent in simultaneous contact with the mineral granules and the cellulosic granules, the active agent present from 1×10?5 to 10 total weight percent of the medium. A formulation of an active agent is applied to one type of granule as a mixture thereof. Through control of the relative amounts of mineral and cellulosic granules, a controlled medium density is readily adjusted between 35 and 60 pounds per cubic foot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: The Andersons, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew G. Johnston, James R. Lynch, Timothy D. Birthisel
  • Patent number: 8470352
    Abstract: A composition for administration to a subject, such as oral administration to a subject, for example, has been provided. Such a composition may comprise at least one magnesium-counter ion compound. A magnesium-counter ion composition described herein may be useful for any of a variety of applications provided herein, such as maintaining, enhancing, and/or improving health, nutrition, and/or another condition of a subject, and/or cognitive, learning, and/or memory function. A magnesium-counter ion composition provided herein may be useful for administration to a subject presenting magnesium deficiency, mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer's disease, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, ALS, Parkinson's disease, diabetes, migraine, anxiety disorder, mood disorder, and/or hypertension. A kit, method, and other associated technology are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Magceutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Guosong Liu, Fei Mao
  • Publication number: 20130156839
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions and methods for the control and management of wildlife populations (including domesticated animals) and pests such as birds including geese, deer and other herbivore such as rabbits, ground hogs, raccoons, moose and elk, tunneling animals such as moles, voles and gophers and insects, carnivores and other organisms. Specifically provided are geraniol oil-based formulations which may be applied to natural or artificial surfaces. Also provided are pest control systems incorporating the use of repellent or attractant formulations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventors: James J. Messina, James D. Messina
  • Patent number: 8454985
    Abstract: A termite bait includes a plurality of cellulosic food material pieces palatable to termites embedded within a water resistant polyurethane foam matrix. Another termite bait includes a plurality of cellulosic food material pieces embedded within a water-absorbent polyurethane foam matrix. Yet another termite bait includes at least one cellulosic food material piece encapsulated within a water resistant polyurethane foam coating. Such termite baits can be used alone or in a monitoring device or other termite control device. Another termite control device includes a container, a cellulosic food material within the container and a water resistant polyurethane foam positioned to separate the food material from its environment. The container can contain a termite bait as described above or can include a chamber containing a cellulosic food material and at least one pocket containing a polyurethane foam barrier to reduce intrusion of water through the pocket to the food material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Edward Eger, Jr., Donald E. Williams, III, Sol M. Mirasol, Mike P. Tolley, Joseph J DeMark, Matthew T. Messenger, Phillip J. Howard
  • Patent number: 8404259
    Abstract: An inert dispersible granular substrate is suitable for use as a carrier for chemical agents. The granular substrate is comprised of one or more mineral components, the one or more mineral components having a bulk density of greater than about 70 pounds per cubic foot, one or more dispersibility additives; and one or more water soluble binders. The granular substrate has a bulk density of from greater than 55 pounds pcf to about 70 pcf, a water dispersibility of less than 5 minutes, a pH of from 6 to 8, and sufficient strength to survive formulation processing after 3 days of continuous exposure to a temperature of approximately 75° F. and a relative humidity of approximately 95%. Preferably, an active pesticide is applied to the dispersible granular substrate. The water dispersible granular substrates may be produced by forming a granular substrate admixture, pelletizing the admixture to form granular substrates, and drying the granular substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignees: The National Lime and Stone Co., The Andersons, Inc.
    Inventors: James W. Welshimer, Timothy D. Birthisel
  • Patent number: 8361487
    Abstract: The present invention provides an excellent ant controller for protecting wooden materials such as trees, board fences, sleepers, etc. and structures such as shrines, temples, houses, outhouses, factories, etc. from termites, and for controlling ants doing harm to crops or humans, which contains as active ingredient thereof a hydrazine derivative represented by general formula (I) [wherein A represents one of formulas (II), (III), (IV), and (V), (wherein R4 and R5 are H, C1-C6 alkyl, etc.; X is 1 to 5 substituents selected from H, halogen and (halo) C1-C6 alkyl); R1 is H or C1-C6 alkyl; R2 and R3 are H, OH, C1-C6 alkyl, phenylcarbonyl, etc.; Y is 1 to 5 substituents selected from H, halogen, nitro and cyano; Z is halogen, cyano, C1-C6 alkyl, etc.; and W is O or S]; and a method for application of the ant controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Takagi, Yasuhiro Wada, Rikio Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 8354118
    Abstract: Novel materials for controlling molluscs, such as snails and slugs, using carbohydrates including celluloses, hemicellulose complexes, and/or lignin, for inducing death in molluscs. The materials are non-toxic, will not contaminate a drinking water supply, will not harm fish, birds or wild life, will not cause any harmful effects if swallowed or absorbed through the skin, will not harm children or pets, and can be safely eaten by domestic animals and livestock that may consume such dead molluscs. The materials may be applied in various formulations at various water contents. The materials do not provide nutrition to the molluscs, and disrupt normal bodily functions resulting in death. An attractant may be included to encourage ingestion by the molluscs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Sci Protek, Inc.
    Inventor: Nigel M. Grech
  • Patent number: 8337898
    Abstract: The invention provides a composition comprising a plurality of nanoceria particles, a sufficient amount of at least one inhibitor of human carbonic anhydrase II associated with said plurality of nanoceria particles, and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier containing said plurality of nanoceria particles with associated inhibitor. One preferred inhibitor of human carbonic anhydrase II comprises 4-carboxybenzene sulfonamide. The disclosed composition is useful in treatment of glaucoma.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: University of Central Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Sudipta Seal, Swanand D. Patil, Manas K. Haldar, Sanku Malik
  • Patent number: 8293797
    Abstract: The subject invention relates in part to the oral administration of ecdysteroids for controlling subterranean termites. Preferred ecdysteroids for use according to the subject invention are ecdysone, certain ecdysone analogs, and 20-hydroxyecdysone, for example. In some preferred embodiments, one or more of these compounds is used in a termite bait in combination with one or more chitin synthesis inhibitors. Thus, the subject invention also relates in part to controlling termites by the use of a chitin synthesis inhibitor (CSI), such as hexaflumuron and/or noviflumuron, together with an ecdysteroid (and analogs thereof) or molt-accelerating compound (MAC), such as halofenozide. The subject invention also relates to mixtures comprising these two active ingredients. The MAC/ecdysteroid analog induces a preliminary molting event in termite workers (they could not complete the molting), which then allows the CSI to further disrupt the molt and cause mortality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Nan-Yao Su, James Edward King, Paul Allen Neese
  • Publication number: 20120263773
    Abstract: The present invention utilizes a fatty acid as an attractant in a method of attracting whiteflies. By using a fatty acid as a whitefly attractant, it is possible to attract whiteflies to a desired location. The fatty acid can be used in a lure or other propagator to provide a dispersion of fatty acid in the air, the variation in the concentration of the fatty acid in the air being such that a whitefly is attracted to the lure as the source of the fatty acid. The use of a fatty acid as an attractant results in significantly higher levels of attraction, as measured by the number of whiteflies attracted to a sticky trap, as compared to the use of colour alone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: KEELE UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: James Gordon Campbell Hamilton
  • Patent number: 8178132
    Abstract: A composition for administration to a subject, such as oral administration to a subject, for example, has been provided. Such a composition may comprise at least one magnesium-counter ion compound. A magnesium-counter ion composition described herein may be useful for any of a variety of applications provided herein, such as maintaining, enhancing, and/or improving health, nutrition, and/or another condition of a subject, and/or cognitive, learning, and/or memory function. A magnesium-counter ion composition provided herein may be useful for administration to a subject presenting magnesium deficiency, mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer's disease, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, ALS, Parkinson's disease, diabetes, migraine, anxiety disorder, mood disorder, and/or hypertension. A kit, method, and other associated technology are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Magceutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Guosong Liu, Fei Mao
  • Patent number: 8178133
    Abstract: A composition for administration to a subject, such as oral administration to a subject, for example, has been provided. Such a composition may comprise at least one magnesium-counter ion compound. A magnesium-counter ion composition described herein may be useful for any of a variety of applications provided herein, such as maintaining, enhancing, and/or improving health, nutrition, and/or another condition of a subject, and/or cognitive, learning, and/or memory function. A magnesium-counter ion composition provided herein may be useful for administration to a subject presenting magnesium deficiency, mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer's disease, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, ALS, Parkinson's disease, diabetes, migraine, anxiety disorder, mood disorder, and/or hypertension. A kit, method, and other associated technology are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Magceutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Guosong Liu, Fei Mao
  • Patent number: 8178118
    Abstract: A composition for administration to a subject, such as oral administration to a subject, for example, has been provided. Such a composition may comprise at least one magnesium-counter ion compound. A magnesium-counter ion composition described herein may be useful for any of a variety of applications provided herein, such as maintaining, enhancing, and/or improving health, nutrition, and/or another condition of a subject, and/or cognitive, learning, and/or memory function. A magnesium-counter ion composition provided herein may be useful for administration to a subject presenting magnesium deficiency, mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer's disease, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, ALS, Parkinson's disease, diabetes, migraine, anxiety disorder, mood disorder, and/or hypertension. A kit, method, and other associated technology are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Magceutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Guosong Liu, Fei Mao
  • Publication number: 20120114723
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for controlling fire ants with a single step application of a combination of a bait and a controlled release treatment composition, and to the novel bait/controlled release treatment composition combination used in the method of the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Inventor: Victor Bruce Steward
  • Patent number: 8163301
    Abstract: A composition for administration to a subject, such as oral administration to a subject, for example, has been provided. Such a composition may comprise at least one magnesium-counter ion compound. A magnesium-counter ion composition described herein may be useful for any of a variety of applications provided herein, such as maintaining, enhancing, and/or improving health, nutrition, and/or another condition of a subject, and/or cognitive, learning, and/or memory function. A magnesium-counter ion composition provided herein may be useful for administration to a subject presenting magnesium deficiency, mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer's disease, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, ALS, Parkinson's disease, diabetes, migraine, anxiety disorder, mood disorder, and/or hypertension. A kit, method, and other associated technology are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Magceutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Guosong Liu, Fei Mao
  • Patent number: 8142803
    Abstract: A composition for administration to a subject, such as oral administration to a subject, for example, has been provided. Such a composition may comprise at least one magnesium-counter ion compound. A magnesium-counter ion composition described herein may be useful for any of a variety of applications provided herein, such as maintaining, enhancing, and/or improving health, nutrition, and/or another condition of a subject, and/or cognitive, learning, and/or memory function. A magnesium-counter ion composition provided herein may be useful for administration to a subject presenting magnesium deficiency, mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer's disease, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, ALS, Parkinson's disease, diabetes, migraine, anxiety disorder, mood disorder, and/or hypertension. A kit, method, and other associated technology are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Magceutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Guosong Liu, Fel Mao
  • Patent number: 8124117
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for controlling fire ants with a single step application of a combination of a bait and a controlled release treatment composition, and to the novel bait/controlled release treatment composition combination used in the method of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Bayer CropScience LP
    Inventor: Victor Bruce Steward
  • Publication number: 20120027832
    Abstract: A molluscicidal composition, comprising: a molluscicide; a molluscicidal activity promoting additive comprising a calcium-containing salt of ethylene disuccinic acid or calcium ions and ethylenediamine disuccinic moieties, having at least 1 mole of calcium per mole of ethylenediamine disuccinic acid; and a carrier material edible to molluscs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Inventors: Nicholas John Dixon, Derek Bassett, Reinhard Arndt, Andreas Prokop, Diana Parker, Tianye Chen