Protein Or Derivative Or Polysaccharide Or Derivative Patents (Class 424/418)
  • Patent number: 7087246
    Abstract: A controlled release preparation of insulin and its method are provided. The controlled release preparation of insulin contains microparticles obtained by microencapsulation of uniform microcystals of insulin using biodegradable polymeric materials. Since the denaturation of insulin that may occur during microencapsulation is reduced, the stability of the preparation can be increased. Also, the ratio of insulin to a polymer carrier is increased, which is suitable for pulmonary delivery. Further, the controlled release preparation of insulin can continuously exhibit pharmaceutical efficacy in vivo in a stable manner for an extended period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Assignee: Mi Tech Company Limited
    Inventors: Chan-Hwa Kim, Jai-Hyun Kwon, Sung-Hee Choi
  • Patent number: 7070795
    Abstract: One or more agricultural active ingredients (such as fungicides or insecticides) are entrapped in polymeric matrixes to form particles having a diameter in the range from about 0.2 to about 200 microns. The particles are applied to soil, to seeds, or to plants and release the active ingredient(s) at a rate sufficiently low to avoid phytoxicity but at a rate sufficiently high to provide effective amounts of the active ingredient(s), preferably throughout the growing period of the plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2006
    Assignee: Monsanto Company
    Inventors: M. Francis Botts, Frank C. Kohn, Maria L. Miller
  • Patent number: 7052708
    Abstract: The invention is an animal repellant composition containing one or more toxins, including for example one or more alkaloids isolated from for example, one or more members of the family Narcissus, and optionally containing one or more polymers, including for example one or more bioerodible polymers and/or more non-absorbable polymers. The animal repellant composition is useful for repelling animals from vegetation and for rendering vegetation unpalatable to animals. The invention also includes methods for repelling animals, as well as methods for treating vegetation to render the vegetation unpalatable to animals, such animals including for example, deer, voles, moles, ground hogs, mice, rats, rodents, raccoons, nematodes, larvae, worms, fungi, molds, bacteria, vegetative organisms, and insects. A suberin-polymer-repellant chemical complex and a method for treating damaged vegetation are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Assignee: The Corato Foundation
    Inventor: Robert O'Leary
  • Patent number: 7045138
    Abstract: A composition including a bait and a borate is used to mitigate a population of target insects and/or mollusca. The composition may include attractive by-products of agriculture and manufacturing with or without semiochemicals or biopesticides prepared as point source units (such as pellets or microcapsules). The by-products attract insects and/or mollusca to a food source for the purpose of mitigating the target organism. The bait is combined with borates and is pelletized and/or encapsulated into micron size particles. The pelletized and/or encapsulated particles are broadcast (spread) over areas infested with the target insect. The insects ingest the composition and regurgitate the composition to the remainder of the insect population. Significant mitigation of the population of the target insects results with little to no effect on the environment. The composition is also passed on to the next generation due to cannibalism of the target insects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: American Natural Technology Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: John Wayne Kennedy, Patrick Kennedy
  • Patent number: 6998132
    Abstract: A solid pesticidal formulation, such as wettable powders, water dispersible granules and water soluble formulations, enveloped in a water soluble substance, such as polyvinyl alcohol and so on, wherein the solid pesticidal formulation comprises at least one water soluble hydroxy compound selected from the group consisting of alkanols, alkylene glycols, glycol monoethers, tri- or more valent alcohols, alcoholamines, hydroxyfatty acids and hydroxyfatty acid esters, or water soluble glycol ether acetates is excellent in stability after preserved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventors: Nobuhito Ueda, Toshiro Ohtsubo
  • Patent number: 6964867
    Abstract: A method is provided for determining crystallization conditions for a protein, the method comprising: performing in a same fermentation apparatus 2 or more separate fermentations where each fermentation comprises cells expressing a protein to be purified and has a fermentation volume of less than 500 mL; purifying the expressed protein from the separate fermentations; and determining crystallization conditions for the purified protein by submicroliter crystallization experiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2005
    Assignee: IRM, LLC
    Inventor: Robert Charles Downs
  • Patent number: 6926901
    Abstract: The invention is an animal repellant composition containing one or more plant derived toxins, including for example one or more alkaloids isolated from for example, one or more members of the family Narcissus, and optionally containing one or more polymers, including for example one or more bioerodible polymers and/or more non-absorbable polymers. The animal repellant composition is useful for repelling animals from vegetation and for rendering vegetation unpalatable to animals. The invention also includes methods for repelling animals, as well as methods for treating vegetation to render the vegetation unpalatable to animals, such animals including for example, deer, voles, moles, ground hogs, mice, rats, rodents, raccoons, nematodes, larvae, worms, fungi, molds, bacteria, vegetative organisms, and insects. A suberin-polymer-repellant chemical complex and a method for treating damaged vegetation are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2005
    Assignee: The Corato Foundation
    Inventor: Robert K. O'Leary
  • Patent number: 6913767
    Abstract: Methods and compositions are provided for the encapsulation of antigens in PLGA microspheres for use as vaccines. Such microspheres can also contain adjuvants. Mixtures of microspheres are provided which release antigen at desired intervals to provide boosts with antigen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2005
    Assignee: Genentech, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Cleland, Amy Lim, Michael Frank Powell
  • Patent number: 6905517
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a tissue grafting material that includes a first tissue element harvested from an individual, a carrier, and a therapeutic substance contained in the carrier. The carrier and therapeutic substance are incorporated into the first tissue element and the first tissue element, carrier, and therapeutic substance form a unitary implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2005
    Assignee: Bonutti IP, LLP
    Inventor: Peter M. Bonutti
  • Patent number: 6896884
    Abstract: A new human chitinase having an amino acid sequence as shown in FIG. 1 or FIG. 2. Modified forms of it having a similar chitin-hydrolyzing activity, and antigenic peptides representing one of its epitopes. Recombinant production of the human chitinase by genetically engineered hosts or host cells. Recombinant nucleic acid encoding it, and human chitinase-specific oligonucleotides. Use for therapeutic or prophylactic treatment of humans against infection by chitin-containing pathogens, or for decomposing chitin, e.g. from chitin-based articles. Antibodies binding to the human chitinase. Diagnostic test kits comprising the human chitinase, its antigenic peptides, human chitinase antibodies, recombinant nucleic acid or oligonucleotides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2005
    Assignee: Universiteit va Amsterdam
    Inventor: Johannes Maria Franciscus Gerardus Aerts
  • Patent number: 6841165
    Abstract: Disclosed are novel strains of Xenorhabdus bovienii deposited with NCIMB under accession numbers NCIMB 40985 and NCIMB 40986 which are a source of orally acting pesticides. Also disclosed are pesticidal agents which are (i) obtainable from a X. bovienii strains; (ii) have oral insecticidal activity against one or more species of insect of the order Lepidoptera, Coleoptera or Homoptera; (iii) are substantially heat stable to 50° C.; and (iv) act synergistically with B. thuringiensis cells as an oral insecticide. The invention further makes available nucleic acids encoding these and variant toxins, plus vectors, host cells and plants transformed with the same. Also disclosed are insecticidal polypeptides (and antibodies raised to them) and compositions, plus methods of using all of these materials for the control of pests, particularly insects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2005
    Assignee: Horticulture Research International
    Inventors: Paul Jarrett, James Alun Wynne Morgan, Debbie Ellis
  • Patent number: 6808557
    Abstract: A regenerated cellulose-encapsulated active substance and a method for encapsulating an active substance in a regenerated cellulose matrix are disclosed. The distribution of the active substance is preferably substantially homogeneous within the matrix of regenerated cellulose. The regenerated cellulose (i) has about the same molecular weight as the original cellulose from which it is prepared (ii) is substantially free of added substituent groups relative to the starting cellulose and is also substantially free of entrapped ionic liquid degradation products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2004
    Assignees: The University of Alabama, PG Research Foundation
    Inventors: John David Holbrey, Scott K. Spear, Megan B. Turner, Richard Patrick Swatloski, Robin Don Rogers
  • Patent number: 6753004
    Abstract: Natural, biodegradable compositions are described as well as methods for their manufacture. Fishing lures and other items made of the biodegradable materials disintegrate over time in fresh or salt water to reduce pollution. The materials are digestable by fish and other aquatic animals, reducing potential harm to the animal from ingesting a fishing lure or other item made from the natural biodegradable materials disclosed. Because the material is digestable, it can also be used as a food source or supplement for fish and aquatic animals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2004
    Assignee: Auburn University
    Inventors: Howard D. Ollis, Salvador Diaz-Verson, Jr., Leonard N. Bell, Jean O. Weese, Cheng I. Wei, Russell A. Wright
  • Patent number: 6749845
    Abstract: A polymeric construct is disclosed. The construct comprises a polysaccharide polymer having a selected medicament associated therewith. The medicament thus present is provided in a slow release form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2004
    Assignee: Aeropharm Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Yaping Zhu, Simon G. Stefanos, Lukeysha Kline, Akwete L. Adjei
  • Patent number: 6723336
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the treatment of gastrointestinal disease and/or cancer, and a method of weight gain, via the ingestion of polymeric compositions in humans, animals or birds in need of said treatment. The invention provides methods for the treatment of cancer, the treatment and/or prevention of gastrointestinal disease and/or infection and/or diarrhea and a method for increasing weight gain in humans, animals or birds comprising administering to said humans, animals or birds an effective amount of a pharmaceutical or veterinary composition or feed additive, comprising an effective amount of a polymer and/or copolymer, having the repeating polymeric unit (I) wherein R is H or alkyl, usually C1 to C4, or this unit in hydrated, hemiacetal or acetal form, together with a pharmaceutically or veterinarally acceptable carrier, diluent, adjuvant, excipient and/or controlled release system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2004
    Assignee: Chemeq Ltd.
    Inventor: Graham John Hamilton Melrose
  • Patent number: 6713077
    Abstract: A method of preventing damage to the shoots and foliage of a plant by a pest includes treating the seed from which the plant grows with a composition that includes at one pyrethrin or synthetic pyrethroid. In another embodiment, the pesticide is not limited to pyrethrins or synthetic pyrethroids when the seed is a transgenic seed having at least one heterologous gene encoding for the expression of a protein having pesticidal activity against a first pest and the pesticide has activity against at least one second pest. Treated seeds are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2004
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology, LLC
    Inventor: Frank C. Kohn
  • Patent number: 6682752
    Abstract: Compositions for mole control comprise an active ingredient capable of repelling moles prepared such that it can be distributed in a solid form over the mole-invaded areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2004
    Inventor: Steven P. Wharton
  • Publication number: 20030229139
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an aqueous suspension of insecticidally active compounds comprising a solid active compound applied as a coating to an inorganic carrier and auxiliaries, water and glycerol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 1998
    Publication date: December 11, 2003
    Inventors: KIRKOR SIRINYAN, THOMAS BOCKER, KLAUS MRUSEK, ULRIKE SCHNEIDER, RAINER SONNECK
  • Patent number: 6660290
    Abstract: The present invention utilizes the non-sporulating mycelial stage of insect-specific parasitic fungi. The fungus can be present on grain, attracting the pest, and also infecting it through digestion. More than one fungus can be used in combination. The matrix of fungi can be dried or freeze-dried, packaged and reactivated for as an effective bioinsecticide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2003
    Assignee: Myco Pesticides LLC
    Inventor: Paul Edward Stamets
  • Publication number: 20030202978
    Abstract: A process for producing a powder comprises spray freeze-drying an aqueous solution or suspension comprising a pharmaceutical agent, said solution or suspension having a solids content of 20% by weight or more. The spray freeze-dried powder may be administered to a subject via a needleless syringe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2002
    Publication date: October 30, 2003
    Inventors: Yuh-Fun Maa, Steven J. Prestrelski, Terry L. Burkoth
  • Patent number: 6635266
    Abstract: An animal repellent formulation particularly suited to deer and geese, and a method for warding off the animals from a vegetated area. The formulation is an admixture of water, Rosemary oil emulsion and mint oil emulsion. Additional agents can be added, such as a thickener, white distilled vinegar, salt and dry eggs. The formulation can be applied to a support medium, such as clay or a length of rope, and then associated with the vegetation to be protected. The formulation can also be formed into a viscous composition and used in containers near the vegetation to be protected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2003
    Inventor: James Messina
  • Patent number: 6620421
    Abstract: This invention relates to a water dispersible granule comprising; (1) a pesticidally active ingredient (2) a copolymer of maleic anhydride and diisobutylene or a salt thereof (3) a compound selected from the group consisting of a polyoxyethylene alkyl phenyl ether Sulfuric acid ester, a polyoxyethylene aryl phenyl ether sulfuric acid ester, a polyoxyethylene alkyl phenyl other phosphoric acid ester, and a polyoxyethylene aryl phenyl ether phosphoric acid ester, or a salt thereof (4) a water soluble carrier selected from the group consisting of water soluble polymers, succharides, and reduction products thereof sulfates, carbonates, phosphates, condensed phosphoric acids and salts thereof, solid organic acids, solid organic acid salts, protein, amino acids and a urea, and (5) a water swellable material, The present composition is excellent in disintegration in water and storage stability, and after the storage for a long time, it keeps excellent property as water dispersible granules such as disintegrati
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2003
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventors: Shugo Nishi, Seiji Iuchi
  • Patent number: 6610316
    Abstract: A detergent such as nonionic, cationic or anionic detergents and preferably a “sugar detergent” such as octyl-glucopyranoside is rendered insoluble by being bound to an inert substrate. This detergent is effective at inactivating pathogens even when so bound. Under these conditions the concentration of detergent free in solution is vanishingly low: probably below one millimolar in concentration. Addition of insoluble detergent results in effective destruction of enveloped viruses in a variety of protein containing solutions such as blood, plasma, clotting factors or other proteins purified from human blood. Because the detergent is essentially entirely bound to the solid substrate, there is little or no difficulty in ensuring that the end product is detergent-free. Because the detergent is so bound, it causes essentially no damage to proteins, blood cells and other cellular material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2003
    Assignee: Shanbrom Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Edward Shanbrom
  • Patent number: 6565867
    Abstract: The invention is an animal repellant composition containing one or more plant derived toxins, including for example one or more alkaloids isolated from for example, one or more members of the family Narcissus, and optionally containing one or more polymers, including for example one or more bioerodible polymers and/or one or more non-absorbable polymers. The animal repellant composition is useful for repelling animals from vegetation and for rendering vegetation unpalatable to animals. The invention also includes methods for repelling animals, as well as methods for treating vegetation to render the vegetation unpalatable to animals, such animals including for example, deer, voles, moles, ground hogs, mice, rats, rodents, racoons, nematodes, larvae, worms, fungi, molds, bacteria, vegetative organisms, and insects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2003
    Assignee: The Corato Foundation
    Inventor: Robert K. O'Leary
  • Patent number: 6548170
    Abstract: The present invention relates to water-insoluble solid particles, especially pigments, which characteristically are coated with at least one layer of at least one product resulting from the reaction between at least one molecule capable of becoming hydrated in contact with water and at least one lipophilic molecule. It further relates to cosmetic, pharmaceutical and agricultural compositions comprising such particles and to the manufacture and use of said particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2003
    Assignee: Coletica
    Inventors: Eric Perrier, Lysiane Tholon, Nabil Abdul Malak
  • Patent number: 6544540
    Abstract: Microcapsules formed from an aminoplast shell wall and an encapsulated ingredient or ingredients enclosed within the wall in which the wall contains a base-cleavable ester moiety. These capsules have been found to be sensitive to the presence of base such that in the presence of base, the capsule walls are relatively quickly disintegrated or degraded so as to produce a relatively quick release of the encapsulated materials. Microcapsules of this invention are particularly suitable for use in controlling insects having an alkaline gut such as certain lepidoptera in that the capsule shell wall may be designed so as to quickly disintegrate under the alkaline conditions present in the gut of the insect thus providing a microcapsule which is safe to handle but which is selectively effective against certain undesirable insects while not harmful to beneficial insects or insects which do not feed on the capsule materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2003
    Assignee: Syngenta Limited
    Inventors: Juanita Elena Van Koppenhagen, Herbert Benson Scher, Kuo-Shin Lee, Ian Malcolm Shirley, Philip Wade, Richard Follows
  • Publication number: 20030049298
    Abstract: The use of poly(lactide) or poly(lactide-co-glycolide) microparticles with adsorbed antigen is disclosed. The microparticles are useful for enhancing CTL responses to a selected antigen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2002
    Publication date: March 13, 2003
    Inventors: Derek O"Hagan, Gary Van Nest, Gary S. Ott, John Barackman, Jina Kazzaz
  • Patent number: 6524601
    Abstract: Pesticidal and/or antimicrobial biological agent-infected arthropod cadavers are formulated by applying a coating agent once on the surface of the cadaver which either (a) prevents the cadavers from sticking together and/or rupturing or (b) acts as an adhesive for a powder or granule applied to the cadaver to prevent sticking and rupturing. The formulated cadavers maintain or improve infectivity, reproducibility, and survivability. The formulated cadavers can be partially desiccated to improve on shelf-life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2003
    Assignees: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture, Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties, Inc.
    Inventors: David I. Shapiro, Robert Behle, Michael R. McGuire, Edwin E. Lewis
  • Patent number: 6511957
    Abstract: Cosmetic compositions containing corneocyte proteins or polypeptides in a cosmetically acceptable vehicle can be used to form a protective layer on skin, hair or nails. The proteins may be crosslinked, thereby forming a protective layer which mimicks the corneal layer of natural skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2003
    Inventors: Howard Green, Philippe Djian
  • Patent number: 6506397
    Abstract: The present invention features a sustained-release microcapsule for long-term pest controlling. In general, a microcapsule has a capsule core including active pest-control ingredients and diluents, and a capsule shell which physically separates the capsule core from the surrounding medium. Diluents are arranged to entrap active ingredients therein and to provide resistance to mass transfer of the active ingredients therethrough. The capsule shell generally includes the shell pores and provides additional resistance to mass transfer of the active ingredient therethrough. Diluents are selected from a class of material such that the mass transfer resistances existing in the capsule core and/or capsule shell depend on the temperature of the surrounding medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2003
    Inventor: Curt Thies
  • Publication number: 20020189493
    Abstract: Encapsulation compositions in which an encapsulate (A) is encapsulated in a matrix (B) may be prepared by:
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2002
    Publication date: December 19, 2002
    Applicant: MCCORMICK & COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Michael A. Porzio, Dmitriy Zasypkin
  • Patent number: 6471975
    Abstract: A plurality of releasably loaded elastomeric microspheres comprising a plurality of elastomeric microspheres loaded with at least one releasable agriculturally active agent within the optical boundaries of the elastomeric microspheres and post-polymerization addition and in-situ polymerization processes for preparing the releasably loaded elastomeric microspheres are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2002
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: John P. Banovetz, Kent E. Nielsen, Kai Li
  • Publication number: 20020155143
    Abstract: An animal controllant comprises a shellfish waste material mixed with a binding agent and applied to plants such that the controllant repels or attracts animals therefrom, depending on the animal desired to be controlled. The shellfish waste material typically comprises shell and/or tissue material of crab, lobster, mussel, shrimp, clam, oyster, and mixtures thereof, and the binding agent typically comprises clay, corn oil and/or ground corn. A colorant such as alfalfa, which may also act as a binder, may also be added to the controllant formulation. The controllant may be applied to plants by itself or with the aid of an adhesive. The repellent may also be applied to a substrate such as a flag or a protective tube, which is then positioned on or about the plant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2001
    Publication date: October 24, 2002
    Inventors: Dan L. Campbell, Joanne M. Campbell, Clinton L. Campbell
  • Publication number: 20020155139
    Abstract: A molluscicidal material having a predetermined size, composed of an interior core having predetermined properties, at least one adhesive, a mollusk attractant and a molluscicide coating, and the process of treating plants and mollusks with the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2001
    Publication date: October 24, 2002
    Applicant: AMVAC Chemical Corporation.
    Inventors: William Feiler, Kevin Brady, Joseph Synek
  • Patent number: 6416752
    Abstract: An improved termite bait composition comprises a powdered cellulosic attractant having a particle size in the range of approximately 1 to 100 micrometers and a termite killing agent. Also disclosed are a method for controlling termites by applying the termite bait composition to a termite infested area and a termite bait composition package for use in a termite bait station comprising the termite bait composition contained within a termite attractive package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2002
    Assignee: Whitmire Micro-Gen Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald O. Richardson, Robin L. Kern
  • Patent number: 6416775
    Abstract: This invention relates to certain natural diatomaceous earth granule compositions which can be broadcast, i.e., dry spread on the soil to deliver a pesticide or fertilizer. The granules retain their physical integrity when spread, and have the unique property to spontaneously disintegrate when irrigation water is applied or rainfall hits the particle. Upon wetting, the particle disintegrates (blooms) to cover the soil surface. This bloom can cover an area many times the original area covered by the granule. The granules have high loadings of the diatomaceous earth, i.e. from about 35 to about 95 weight percent and contain from about 5 to about 40 weight percent of a surfactant system which exhibits excellent disintegration; rewetting and binding properties. Bioactive compounds can be loaded at up to 60 weight percent of the granule. Bioactive compounds may be formulated products or technical grades and may be homogeneously distributed throughout the granule or spray impregnated onto the granule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2002
    Assignee: Aquatrols Holding Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Stanley J. Kostka, Rennan Pan, Christopher M. Miller, Norman Robert Pallas
  • Patent number: 6391328
    Abstract: Controlled release compositions of matter are disclosed comprising complexes for treating a population of ore or more aquatic organisms in a column of water. The complexes comprise a least one system wherein the system comprises at least one bioactive agent as a component selected for treating a population of aquatic organisms, at least one carrier component, and at least one coating component for regulating the controlled release rate and release profile of the bioactive agent in water or at least one bioactive agent and one joint-function component that can serve as both a carrier and coating to regulate the controlled release rate and release profile of the bioactive agent in water, with or without optional binder components and/or additional formulation materials. The components are selected to sink or float so that the complexes will permeate and/or remain in any planar or volumetric segment of a water column for a period of time that is sufficient to effectively treat a population of aquatic organisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2002
    Assignee: Lee County Mosquito Control District
    Inventor: Richard Levy
  • Patent number: 6387386
    Abstract: Controlled release compositions of matter are disclosed comprising complexes for treating a population of one or more aquatic organisms in a column of water. The complexes comprise at least one system wherein the system comprises at least one bioactive agent as a component selected for treating a population of aquatic organisms, at least one carrier component, and at least one coating component for regulating the controlled release rate and release profile of the bioactive agent in water or at least one bioactive agent and one joint-function component that can serve as both a carrier and coating to regulate the controlled release rate and release profile of the bioactive agent in water, with or without optional binder components and/or additional formulation materials. The components are selected to sink or float so that the complexes will permeate and/or remain in any planar or volumetric segment of a water column for a period of time that is sufficient to effectively treat a population of aquatic organisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2002
    Assignee: Lee County Mosquito Control District
    Inventor: Richard Levy
  • Patent number: 6383507
    Abstract: A regenerative water treatment composition and a process of making a regenerative water treatment composition by adhesively coating a first bacteria killing material such as a zinc carrier with a second bacterial killing material such as silver chloride for insitu killing of bacteria and a second bacteria killing material for killing and carrying away the dead bacteria on the silver chloride to allow the silver chloride to continue to kill or damage bacteria that comes into contact with the silver chloride.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2002
    Inventor: Joseph A. King
  • Patent number: 6383508
    Abstract: A deer and geese repellent formulation and method for warding off geese or deer from a shrub or plant. The formulation is an admixture of water, Rosemary oil emulsion, mint oil emulsion, a thickener, white distilled vinegar and dried eggs. The formulation can be applied to a support medium, such as clay or a length of rope, and then associated with the vegetation to be protected. The formulation can also be formed into a viscous composition and used in containers near the vegetation to be protected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2002
    Inventor: James Messina
  • Patent number: 6358520
    Abstract: Solid water-dispersible compositions containing microencapsulated pesticides are produced by spray-drying an aqueous suspension of said pesticides in the presence of a water-soluble polymer, preferably polyvinyl alcohol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2002
    Assignee: Syngenta Limited
    Inventors: Ray J. Lo, Jin L. Chen, Herbert B. Scher
  • Patent number: 6352703
    Abstract: Significant concentrations of naphthalene were detected in carton nests of Formosan subterranean termites, Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki, collected from Florida, Hawaii, and Louisiana. This is the first report of naphthalene being associated with termites or any other insects. Naphthalene and other compounds associated with termite carton nests may be used to increase termite bait acceptance. New attractant molecules include 2-phenoxyethanol. New feeding stimulants include ergosterol. A list of volatile compounds associated with termite nests is presented, compounds that may be used to detect termite nests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2002
    Assignee: Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
    Inventors: Gregg Henderson, Jian Chen, Roger A. Laine
  • Patent number: 6352705
    Abstract: A fabric protectant comprising a cellulosic material having a bulk density of 0.2 to 0.7 g/cm3 and a thickness of 0.1 to 4 mm and a composition containing as an active ingredient 2,3,5,6-tetrafluorobenzyl (+)-1R,trans-2,2-dimethyl-3-(2,2-dichlorovinyl)cyclo-propanecarboxylate, said cellulosic material having the composition supported thereon or being impregnated with the composition, which maintains a stable attack-preventing effect over a long period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2002
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventors: Yoko Hayashi, Takaaki Itoh
  • Publication number: 20020018794
    Abstract: The invention relates to a molded antimicrobial article including an infiltrated antimicrobial agent which forms independent phases of 0.01 &mgr;m or more in short diameter in the molded article. The antimicrobial agent is a pyridine based antimicrobial agent with a molecular weight of 200 to 700 and an inorganic property/organic property value of 0.3 to 1, and 50% or more of the antimicrobial agent is infiltrated in a depth range of 0.5 &mgr;m or more from the surface of the molded article, or that 30% or more of the antimicrobial agent is infiltrated in a depth range of 2 &mgr;m or more from the surface of the molded article. The molded antimicrobial article of the invention can be obtained by immersing a fibrous product in a dyeing liquid containing the pyridine based antimicrobial agent, and treating simultaneously with dye under pressurization, or by applying a liquid containing a pyridine based antimicrobial agent to a fibrous product by padding or spraying, and heat-treating it at 160 to 200° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 1999
    Publication date: February 14, 2002
    Inventors: HIROTOSHI GOTO, MASAKI ISHII, KOICHI SAITO
  • Patent number: 6346536
    Abstract: Poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (“PARP”) inhibitors and methods for treating neurodegenerative diseases, neural tissue damage related to cerebral ischemia and reperfusion injury, and cardiovascular in an animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2002
    Assignee: Guilford Pharmaceuticals Inc.
    Inventors: Jia-He Li, Paul F. Jackson, Keith M. Maclin, Jie Zhang
  • Patent number: 6337082
    Abstract: The present invention is a saccharide-bsed matrix and the product resulting therefrom made from a maltodextrin feedstock subjected to conditions which induce flash flow of the maltodextrin so that the matrix possesses a physically- or chemically-altered structure from the feedstock. The present invention also includes a method of producing the matrix and of making products which take advantage of the unique properties of the matrix. Such products include, but are not limited to, unique colloidal-like dispersions and suspensions made from the matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2002
    Inventors: Richard C. Fuisz, Robert K. Yang
  • Patent number: 6326015
    Abstract: A slow-release insect repellent composition comprising an insect repellent, an oleophilic chemical soluble in the insect repellent, and a carbohydrate matrix wherein the combination of the insect repellent and oleophilic chemical is entrapped in the matrix such that the repellent is released from the matrix, a fabric substrate containing the composition and method for preparing the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2001
    Assignee: Tucci Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond J. Tucci, Nathan M. Dry
  • Patent number: 6280759
    Abstract: Tubules which contain an active agent in their lumen and compositions containing such microtubules are effective for providing a slow, controlled release of the active agent. Such microtubules are useful in the production of coating compositions for the protection of surfaces coming into contact with water, adhesive resins for the production of laminated wood products, and devices for dispensing pesticides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2001
    Inventors: Ronald R. Price, Joel M. Schnur, Paul E. Schoen, Mary Testoff, Jacque H. Georger, Jr., Alan Rudolph, Robert F. Brady
  • Patent number: 6264969
    Abstract: A method is described for controlling or exterminating moles through the use of a bait composition in the form of a gel, paste, or grease. The composition includes an attractant and an active ingredient capable of killing vertebrate pests. The composition is injected into a mole tunnel through a small diameter nozzle, tube or needle to avoid digging open the tunnel or causing it to collapse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2001
    Assignee: Genesis Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard M. Poche
  • Patent number: RE37890
    Abstract: Controlled release compositions of matter are disclosed comprising complexes for treating a population of one or more aquatic organisms in a column of water. The complexes comprise at least one system wherein the system comprises at least one bioactive agent as a component selected for treating a population of aquatic organisms, at least one carrier component, and at least one coating component for regulating the controlled release rate and release profile of the bioactive agent in water or at least one bioactive agent and one joint-function component that can serve as both a carrier and coating to regulate the controlled release rate and release profile of the bioactive agent in water, with or without optional binder components and/or additional formulation materials. The components are selected to sink or float so that the complexes will permeate and/or remain in any planar or volumetric segment of a water column for a period of time that is sufficient to effectively treat a population of aquatic organisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2002
    Assignee: Lee County Mosquito Control District
    Inventor: Richard Levy