Packaging, Cordage Building Material Or Container Patents (Class 424/412)
  • Patent number: 10487218
    Abstract: A fire retardant, vapor impermeable coating composition is disclosed which is useful for protecting gypsum, wood, polyurethane, polystyrene, and other construction materials and surfaces, such as components for buildings. The composition does not require halogenated compounds and is considered environmentally friendly. The composition is provided in the form of a liquid-applicable aqueous latex comprising at least one latex polymer and an expandable graphite, optionally a hydrophobic thickener, and optionally other fire retardants such as metal hydroxides, wherein the polymer is selected such that the composition, when coated onto a substrate and allowed to dry, has a vapor permeability not exceeding one perm (5.70×10?8 g/Pa·s·m2 when tested according to ASTM E96B-10 at an average dry film thickness of 40 mils).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: GCP Applied Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Marysusan Couturier
  • Patent number: 9320744
    Abstract: The DHEA bioadhesive controlled release gel includes DHEA mixed in a polymeric gel for the purpose of treating atrophic vaginitis, vaginal dryness, dyspareunia, itching, burning, irritation, increase in pH and decreased vaginal flora. The gel adheres to vaginal tissue and protects the DHEA from systemic absorption, which prevents leakage, loss of DHEA, and elevated levels of systemic DHEA. The gel is configured to slowly erode over time so as to deliver a predetermined dose of DHEA to vaginal tissue and thereby promote local intracellular conversion to estrogens, androgens and progesterone so that normal levels of fluid in the vagina is produced. The gel also acts as a moisturizer. An adjustable applicator may also be provided to insure proper placement and dose of the DHEA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: DHEA LLC
    Inventor: Michael S. Riepl
  • Patent number: 9182399
    Abstract: Specific applications of particles and particle agglomerates with semiconductor surfaces are provided. The particles and particle agglomerates display a high affinity for viral particles, and may be used therapeutically and/or prophylactically to treat or prevent viral infections. The particles and particle agglomerates may also be used to remove viral particles from a surface or fluid, e.g., as an absorbent in a filter, applied to surfaces to render them virostatic, and as tool to handle viral particles, e.g., for research, diagnostic, or decontamination purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignees: Christian-Albrechts-Universitaet Zu Kiel, Universitatsklinikum Schleswig-Holsten, Western University of Health Sciences, The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
    Inventors: Rainer Adelung, Yogendra Kumar Mishra, Claudia Röhl, Deepak Shukla, Frank Spors, Vaibhav Tiwari
  • Publication number: 20150093478
    Abstract: An absorbent pad that contains activated carbon to reduce confinement odor in a vacuum-packaged food product is provided. An embodiment of absorbent pad contains activated carbon and an antimicrobial agent that further reduces confinement odor by two mechanisms of action: reducing bacterial counts in the liquid purge that cause breakdown of carbohydrates and proteins in food products; and trapping of confinement odor-causing breakdown products by the activated carbon. The absorbent body in the absorbent pad actively draws in liquid purge and dissolved volatile breakdown products in the vacuum package that produce confinement odor, which produces greater and more rapid contact of odor-causing compounds with the activated carbon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Sayandro Versteylen, Brett N. Stoll, Martin H. Michaels
  • Publication number: 20140335140
    Abstract: A composition and method for the controlled release of natural plant oils (essential oils) from a wax matrix to repel insects, arachnids, and other arthropods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: VERUTEK TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: George E. Hoag, Douglas K. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20140308329
    Abstract: Anti-spoilage inserts and methods are provided for inhibiting the spoilage of liquid foods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: Zeba Parkar, James Economy, Abdul Samad
  • Patent number: 8834910
    Abstract: Provided are a sustained release dispenser which can control the release of sex pheromone simultaneously toward two or more species of insect pests and can also release the sex pheromone in response to the generation period of insect pest and the pest control method toward two or more insect pests. Provided specifically is a sex pheromone sustained release dispenser comprising two or more sex pheromone substances, each substance being aliphatic derivative having 10 to 20 carbons, and first and second chambers wherein some or all of the sex pheromone substance having a smallest carbon number excluding a carbon number in a functional group is contained in a first polymer chamber and the remainder is contained in a second polymer chamber. Provided also is a pest control method for using the sex pheromone sustained release dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Hojo, Kinya Ogawa, Noboru Aiba, Takehiko Fukumoto
  • Patent number: 8828374
    Abstract: Provided is a sustained releaser of a sex pheromone having a high release rate, especially preferably of a sex pheromone of an aliphatic acetate compound having 10 to 16 carbon atoms, wherein the release of the sex pheromone is controlled so that it can be released at a constant rate over a control period of a pest insect. More specifically, provided is a sustained pheromone releaser comprising a polymer container and having, enclosed therein, a mixture having a melting point of 15 to 35° C. and being obtained by mixing a sex pheromone substance and a compound having a melting point of 10 to 40° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Hojo, Ryuichi Saguchi, Takehiko Fukumoto, Noboru Aiba
  • 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: 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
  • Patent number: 8691287
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are ophthalmic cleaning systems and methods for their use, which comprise an ophthalmic solution and lens case, wherein the solution includes dual disinfectants and the lens case includes silver. When the lens case is combined with the solution according to the system of the present invention, it surprisingly exhibits synergistic activity which results in a faster antimicrobial activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Abbott Medical Optics Inc.
    Inventors: Stanley W. Huth, Simon Kilvington, Simon Cheung
  • Patent number: 8691257
    Abstract: A water soluble bag for containing soiled textiles, said bag having an open end, a closed end, and sides extending therebetween, said bag made of a plastic film having a thickness of at least 1.3 mils, wherein said bag dissolves in water at a temperature of 165° F. in less than about 250 seconds and does not dissolve in water at a temperature of 85° F. in 7 days, and said bag being capable of containing at least 175 lbs. of soiled textiles and having a capacity of at least 50 gallons. Also disclosed is a receptacle for collecting soiled textiles comprising a container and a water soluble bag. Also disclosed is a receptacle for collecting soiled textiles comprising a container, a sling, and a water soluble bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Cintas Corporation
    Inventors: Keith Hartman, David Mesko, Tim Magee, Richard Gerlach
  • Publication number: 20140037706
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods for forming a pest control composition, comprising the steps of providing a lower polymer weave; providing an upper polymer film; and mixing a pest control agent with a polymer and extruding the resulting mixture between the lower polymer weave and the upper polymer film. In another embodiment, the method of forming a pest control composition comprises providing a lower polymer weave layer and mixing a pest control agent with a polymer and extruding the resulting mixture on the lower polymer weave layer. Other embodiments involve pellets and monolayer films of pest control agent and polymer. In other embodiments, the invention relates to pest control compositions formed by such processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: ProvisionGard Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: James Bagwell
  • Publication number: 20130302395
    Abstract: Antimicrobial articles that include a fatty acid monoester and an enhancer are described that are effective for killing at least 99.9% of microorganisms on the surface of the article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Jeffrey F. Andrews, Matthew T. Scholz, Joseph A. Tucker, Kaveh Pournoor
  • Publication number: 20130280314
    Abstract: A system including fiberglass insulation that is treated with a pesticide is disclosed. The system can provide pest control for structures in which it is installed. The pesticide is applied to the fiberglass insulation in sufficient quantities to provide pest control. The pesticide is also applied to the insulation such that it is bioavailable, yet remains on the insulation during manufacturing, transportation, installation, and a significant period thereafter. The pesticide is applied such that it is bioavailable, i.e., a lethal dose of pesticide is provided to pests that come into contact with the insulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: Pest Control Insulation, LLC
    Inventors: Brandon P. Ansley, William N. Turk, John A. Mancin, IV, John D. Elliot
  • Patent number: 8512722
    Abstract: The disclosure provides methods and materials suitable for preparing coating layers on substrates. The coatings comprise quaternary amine groups and therefore impart anti-bacterial properties to the substrate. In one embodiment, for example, there is provided a quaternary amine-containing polymeric coating comprising propylene and ethylene repeat units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignees: California Institute of Technology, University of Southern California
    Inventors: Choon Woo Lee, Robert H. Grubbs, Mark Humayun
  • Patent number: 8460690
    Abstract: A process for deterring behavior of pets which includes providing a device comprising a reflective metalized plastic sheet having a thickness of about 0.5 to 10.0 mils, having a reflective and non-reflective side and capable of making a sound when the sheet is flexed by pressure from a pet, a fibrous layer, and a decorative fabric layer, where the layers are joined together to form the device, and the reflective side of said reflective plastic layer is oriented outward, where the device is capable of being folded or rolled-up, and when placed on an object, the device deters pets from getting on said object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: PetzOff International
    Inventor: Jeremiah S. Downs
  • Patent number: 8383140
    Abstract: Bioactive, hydroforming luminal liner compositions are formed of high molecular weight crystalline, absorbable copolyesters dissolved in a liquid derivative of a polyether glycol that undergoes transformation into a tissue-adhering, resilient interior cover or liner for the controlled release of its bioactive payload at clinically compromised conduits in humans as in the case of bacteria- and yeast-infected vaginal canals, esophagi, and arteries following angioplasty.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Poly-Med, Inc.
    Inventors: Shalaby W Shalaby, Kenneth David Gray, Georgios T Hilas
  • Publication number: 20120328685
    Abstract: A system for protecting stored goods in a container (10), comprises a cage-like structure (20) formed by at least one pesticide treated net (22), capable of enclosing the stored goods, wherein the cage like structure (20), further comprises means for suspending the pesticide treated nets (14, 28, 30, 32, 34), and means for opening and closing the cage-like structure (26) on at least one section (24) of the at least one net (22). The system is particularly useful for the transport of tobacco, coffee, dried fruits, cocoa, nuts, tea, cereals, vegetables, spices and animals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Susanne Stutz, Claus Kaiser, Jürgen Weiser, Daniel Bihlmeyer, Stefan Schaffert
  • Publication number: 20120087968
    Abstract: The presently disclosed subject matter is generally directed to packaging materials comprising at least one antimicrobial agent. Particularly, the disclosed packaging materials incorporate, via extrusion into the sealant layer, an antimicrobial agent based on the lauroyl arginate (LAE) moiety. Such packaging materials are suitable for use in the packaging of food products (such as fresh red meat) to control microbial contamination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2010
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: CRYOVAC, INC.
    Inventor: Cynthia L. Ebner
  • Publication number: 20120039977
    Abstract: The invention includes a microbe-mitigating architectural barrier that includes a barrier forming material, and at least one biocide. The barrier forming material may be a bitumen product, an elastomeric polymer and combinations thereof. The microbe-mitigating architectural barrier may be formed by applying an emulsion composition directly to an architectural surface, or it may be preformed and adhered or otherwise secured to the architectural surface in the form of a sheet or film. The invention also includes architectural assemblies and/or building envelopes that include the microbe-mitigating barrier. Related methods are encompassed within the scope of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Inventors: John Dracopoulos, Lionel Borenstein, Shawn Melancon
  • Patent number: 8097267
    Abstract: Provided are rapidly bioavailable solid oral dosage forms of acute pain medications, and moisture resistant packaging that enables the formulation of such rapidly bioavailable dosage forms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: APR Applied Pharma Research s.a.
    Inventors: Giorgio Reiner, Alberto Reiner
  • 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: 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
  • Patent number: 7700125
    Abstract: Provided are rapidly bioavailable solid oral dosage forms of acute pain medications, and moisture resistant packaging that enables the formulation of such rapidly bioavailable dosage forms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Kowa Pharmaceuticals America, Inc.
    Inventors: Giorgio Reiner, Alberto Reiner
  • Patent number: 7641912
    Abstract: Antimicrobial coatings to protect surfaces and a method of applying such a coating are disclosed. An antimicrobial coating may be applied to a surface, such as the interior surface of a building's exterior wall. The interior surface must be accessed, and then an antimicrobial coating is provided and applied. The antimicrobial coating includes an inorganic antimicrobial additive and a colloidal polymeric medium. The inorganic antimicrobial additive may be silver, platinum, gold, palladium, copper, zinc, boron, or a compound of any of those elements. By including an ultraviolet tracer or color dye additive in the coating, it is possible to detect the coating at any time, provided that the surface is accessed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: EnviroCare Corporation
    Inventor: Bryan M. Redler
  • Publication number: 20090297571
    Abstract: The present invention relates to, inter alia, methods for the treatment of wallboards with fungicides and the treated wallboards. In particular, the invention relates to the treatment of wallboards with a fungicidally effective amount of fludioxonil. The invention also provides for the treatment of wallboards with synergistic combinations of fludioxonil and other fungicides. The invention also provides the treatment of building materials with fludioxonil and synergistic mixtures containing fludioxonil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2005
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Applicant: SYNGENTA CROP PROTECTION, INC.
    Inventors: Alexander Cornish, Anja Greiner, Gertrude Knauf-Beiter, Johann Steiner
  • Publication number: 20090263440
    Abstract: A disposable container and/or utensil including an uncoated portion and a coated portion. The coated portion includes antibacterial agents and covers a substantially larger external surface area of the disposable container than the uncoated portion. The coated container includes, but is not limited to, a cup, a cup sleeve, or a food container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2009
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Inventor: Yvette Kathrynn Kendall
  • 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: 20090092649
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus is disclosed for using a biocidal agent associated with a sheet of material on a food item subsequent packaging of the item to maintain product properties in packaged beverages and foods. The method includes providing a sheet for imparting a biocidal activity to a food product. The sheet has a biological agent associated therewith in an amount sufficient to render it resistant to attack from organisms and in an amount that the sheet imparts biocidal activity in an area surrounding the sheet. The sheet further has at least one line of weakness to define two or more strips on the sheet, each strip having the biological agent associated therewith and each strip being selectively separable from the sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2004
    Publication date: April 9, 2009
    Inventor: E. Bertram Berkley
  • Publication number: 20090074825
    Abstract: The present invention includes methods, articles, compositions and colorant dyes and pigments that include biocidal N-halamine dye composition having two or more heterocyclic ring structures attached to one or more N-halamine groups, wherein one or more halogens associate with the one or more one or more N-halamine groups to affect biocidal activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Publication date: March 19, 2009
    Applicant: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Yuyu Sun, Jie Luo
  • Patent number: 7498331
    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: November 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2009
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Raj K. Gupta, Apurba K. Bhattacharjee, Donna Ma Lee
  • Publication number: 20080206293
    Abstract: This invention relates to antimicrobial wound dressings having a non-leaching antimicrobial activity, releasable antimicrobial and antiprotease agents, and a controlled-release bioactive agent such as doxycycline. The Wound dressing material is absorbent and acts as a substrate for antimicrobial and antiprotease agents as well as bioactive agents. More generally, this invention relates to methods and compositions for materials having a non-leaching coating that has antimicrobial properties. The coating is applied to substrates such as gauze-type wound dressings, powders and other substrates. Covalent, non-leaching, non-hydrolyzable bonds are formed between the substrate and the polymer molecules that form the coating. A high concentration of anti-microbial groups on multi-length polymeric molecules and relatively long average chain lengths, contribute to an absorbent or superabsorbent surface with a high level antimicrobial efficacy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2008
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Applicants: QUICK-MED TECHNOLOGIES, INC., UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC.
    Inventors: William Toreki, Bernd Liesenfeld, David Moore, Gregory Schultz, Gerald Olderman, Gregory Staab
  • Publication number: 20080193494
    Abstract: Provided are articles containing a solid surface material with an antimicrobial agent in a thermoset and/or thermoplastic resin matrix, wherein the antimicrobial agent comprises a chitosan-metal complex.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2008
    Publication date: August 14, 2008
    Applicant: E. l. duPont de Nemours and Company
    Inventor: SUBRAMANIAM SABESAN
  • Publication number: 20080152685
    Abstract: A process for covalently attaching an antimicrobial coating to a polymeric surface. The process comprises contacting the surface of the polymer with a plasma having reactive nitrogen compounds to provide a plasma-treated surface with —NHR groups, wherein R is hydrogen, hydroxyl or C1-2alkyl, reacting the —NHR groups with a surface linking agent, and attaching an amine-containing polymer to the linking agent to form the antimicrobial coating. The surface linking agent is selected from the group consisting of dihaloalkyl, a dihaloalkenyl, and a dihalomethylaryl. The invention is also directed to a contact lens case or a contact lens with an antimicrobial coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2007
    Publication date: June 26, 2008
    Inventors: Richard I. Blackwell, Scott J. Ingham, Catherine Scheuer, Joseph C. Salamone
  • Patent number: 7381456
    Abstract: A kraft paper sheet contains and/or is coated with a fungi growth-inhibiting agent that causes the kraft paper sheet to be fungi growth resistant. The kraft paper sheet alone or as part of a layered sheet material is used as a central field portion of facings for various faced building insulation assemblies. The facings, as part of an insulation assembly, are fungi growth resistant; may be perforated to provide the facing with a selected water vapor permeance; and/or may include a bonding layer, such as a heat activated bonding layer, that bonds the facing to an insulation layer of the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Ralph Michael Fay, Anthony E. Moore, Timothy D. Logsdon, Blake Boyd Bogrett
  • Patent number: 7306811
    Abstract: A packaging sheet comprising a mixture of compound A ?where R1 may be an alkyl, alkoxy or alkylene radical having 1 to 6 carbon atoms; X1 and X2, identical or different, may be hydrogen or a halogen. and compound B ?X3, X4, X5, and X6 being identical or different and selected from Cl, halogens or alkyl compounds having 1 to 6 carbon atoms or hydrogen; the particle size of the mixture being less than 10 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2007
    Inventor: Richard C Johnson
  • Patent number: 7067142
    Abstract: A packaged animal poison includes a binder/rodenticide/bait mix molded into a cellulosic housing. The housing is covered with a removable cover. The housing defines an internal cavity in which the rodenticide is disposed, a lower wall extending laterally beyond the cavity, and an outer lower surface with adhesive at its underside. The package itself may also contain rodent attractant material and/or a human aversion agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: James W. Yonker, Nathan R. Westphal, Michael J. Skalitzky, Brian T. Davis, Dingwen Li
  • Patent number: 6998133
    Abstract: An adhesive device for capturing insects includes a thin main body with a mirrored, operative surface upon which an adhesive material is disposed for capturing insects upon contact. The mirrored surface provides a reflection similar to water so as to attract insects, such as mosquitoes, which are naturally drawn toward water. The device may include one or more insect attractants such as odors, pheromones, food, blood, urine, glow-in-the-dark materials and glitter. An opposite surface includes additional adhesive material for affixing the device to an object, surface or area where usage is desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Assignee: Integrated Pest Management Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Arthur W. Simpson
  • Patent number: 6852328
    Abstract: A method and device are disclosed which prevents the decay and deterioration of wooden objects caused by pests by using a controlled release device. This controlled release device utilizes polymers which incorporate pesticides. In the disclosed method, the controlled release device is placed in contact with the wood of the wooden object. The pesticide is gradually released from the device and absorbed into the wood structure. The pesticide absorbed by the wood creates a barrier or an exclusion zone to penetration by inserts. The controlled release device maintains a minimal effective level of pesticide in the barrier or exclusion zone for a predetermined period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2005
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute K1-53
    Inventors: Peter Van Voris, Dominic A. Cataldo, Frederick G. Burton
  • Patent number: 6833137
    Abstract: The invention features a composite material comprising a gypsum partitional slab coated on at least one of its two surfaces with a cardboard or paper ply, the ply being impregnated with a 1-phenylpyrazole insecticide, preferably 5-amino-3-cyano-1-(2,6-dichloro-4-trifluoromethylphenyl)-4-trifluoromethylsulfinylpyrazole. The invention provides an insect protection method for dwellings against the damage caused by borers, especially termites comprising fixing the composite material on at least 50%, preferably 95%, of the total surface area of the internal face of partitions and walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2004
    Assignee: Bayer CropScience S.A.
    Inventor: Xavier Marze
  • Patent number: 6803051
    Abstract: A method and device are disclosed which prevent the intrusion of insects onto wood structures by using a barrier capable of retaining pesticide. In the disclosed method, the barrier maintains a minimal effective level of insecticide for a predetermined period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute K1-53
    Inventors: Peter Van Voris, Dominic A. Cataldo, Frederick G. Burton
  • Patent number: 6723332
    Abstract: Disclosed are compounds of the formula: wherein: A, B, C, E, F, and G are substituents as defined herein, which compounds bind to the benzodiazepine site of GABAA receptors and are therefore useful in treatment of central nervous system (CNS) diseases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2004
    Assignee: Neurogen Corporation
    Inventors: Guolin Cai, Pamela A. Albaugh, Kenneth Shaw
  • Patent number: 6706690
    Abstract: Dried hemoactive materials comprise both a cross-linked biologically compatible polymer and a non-cross-linked biologically compatible polymer. The cross-linked polymer is selected to form a hydrogel when exposed to blood. The non-cross-linked polymer is chosen to solubilize relatively rapidly when exposed to blood. The non-cross-linked polymer serves as a binder for holding the materials in desired geometries, such as sheets, pellets, plugs, or the like. Usually, the cross-linked polymer will be present in a particulate or fragmented form. The materials are particularly suitable for hemostasis and drug delivery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2004
    Assignee: Baxter Healthcare Corporation
    Inventors: Cary J. Reich, A. Edward Osawa, Helen Tran
  • Patent number: 6688468
    Abstract: Pharmaceutical kits are provided that reduce or prevent oxidative degradation of oxygen-sensitive pharmaceutically active ingredients in solid unit dosage forms that are supplied in oxygen permeable containers. Stabilization of the active ingredient is accomplished by incorporating an oxygen absorber into a sealed oxygen permeable container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Assignee: Pfizer Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth C. Waterman
  • Patent number: 6649182
    Abstract: A planting method for preventing pests, especially snails, is disclosed. The method includes the steps of (a) providing a biodegradable material, (b) adding a pesticide into the biodegradable material, and (c) spreading the pesticide-added biodegradable material on a plant-growing substrate. Therefore, a plant growing on the plant-growing substrate will not undergo the damage of pests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2003
    Assignee: Yuen Foong Yu Paper Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shih-Pan-Yu Hsieh, Rui-Zhi Huang
  • Publication number: 20030175320
    Abstract: A device for emitting repellant odor or attractant scent comprising a closed container having odoriferous composition therein and being formed from thin sheet material which is pervious therethrough to gaseous effluent from the composition and is impervious to passage therethrough of liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2001
    Publication date: September 18, 2003
    Inventor: Mark J. Weiser
  • Publication number: 20030130233
    Abstract: The short term effectiveness of pesticidal articles, for example pesticide impregnated textile covers for use in combating dust mite infestation, is improved by the additional presence of a quick release pesticide thereon, e.g. a wettable powder formulation of the same pesticide as used for impregnation. The invention is of particular value in the area of pyrethroid containing textile covers, e.g. as disclosed in U.S. Pat. No. 5,916,580.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2003
    Publication date: July 10, 2003
    Inventor: Nigel Lambert Hill
  • Publication number: 20030096545
    Abstract: The present invention concerns an antimicrobial, sporicidal composition, method of making the composition, products made incorporating the composition, and methods of making products incorporating the composition. The composition comprises pyrithione and at least 100 ppm iodine-containing antimicrobial. The pyrithione can be selected from the group consisting of: sodium pyrithione, zinc pyrithione, copper pyrithione, and silver pyrithione. The iodine-containing antimicrobial is diiodomethyl-4-tolylsulfone. The ratio of parts diiodomethyl-4-tolylsulfone to parts pyrithione ranges from 1 to 1, to 1 to 7.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2002
    Publication date: May 22, 2003
    Inventor: Stephen A. Payne
  • Patent number: 6521224
    Abstract: A method for controlling an injurious insect is herein disclosed, which comprises disturbing the copulative communication of an injurious insect to prevent proliferation of the insect by distributing a source of the sex pheromone thereof over a field to be controlled to make the sex pheromone release from the source distributed in the field, wherein a source of the sex pheromone having a high effective component-release rate per unit time is distributed over the central region of the field at a low density while a source of the sex pheromone having a low effective component-release rate per unit time is distributed over the peripheral region of the field at a high density. A sex pheromone-release agent having an effective component-release rate ranging from 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2003
    Assignee: Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koichi Ogura, Kinya Ogawa, Takehiko Fukumoto