Baits, Attractants, Or Lures (non-food) Patents (Class 424/84)
  • Patent number: 10375957
    Abstract: The subject invention provides fluid formulations for use in controlling a population of a pest once it has been detected. Specifically, the subject invention pertains to a fluid bait formulation comprising a feed medium impregnated with at least one active ingredient and a liquid carrier. The invention is based on the concept of providing a unique fluid bait formulation that can be injected into a termite infestation site, where an effective amount of AI(s) is presented to the termite population, even following dehydration of the formulation, to control the termite population.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Nan-Yao Su
  • Patent number: 10195199
    Abstract: A hair growth formulation includes minoxidil and foeniculum vulgare, atriplex nummularia extract, or a combination of foeniculum vulgare and atriplex nummularia extract. A method for increasing hair growth includes applying a hair growth formulation to a subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Beautopia LLC
    Inventor: David Ben Kunin
  • Patent number: 10182566
    Abstract: Provided are a sustained release pheromone preparation capable of maintaining a high amount of pheromone release throughout a control period of vine mealybug (VMB) having lavandulyl senecioate (LVSN) as a pheromone substance; and a control method with the preparation. More specifically, provided are a sustained release pheromone preparation comprising a first pheromone substance, and a first container having the first pheromone substance sealed therein and comprising a first polymer membrane made of an ethylene vinyl acetate copolymer containing vinyl acetate units of from 0.5 to 10% by weight, wherein the first pheromone substance is lavandulyl senecioate, which is a pheromone substance of vine mealybug, and the lavandulyl senecioate can be released into the air through the first polymer membrane for 150 days or more; and others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Hojo, Takeshi Kinsho, Erina Ohno, Miyoshi Yamashita
  • Patent number: 10136648
    Abstract: A composition is provided that will combine with natural proteins into a creamy, sticky substance that will slowly degrade when submersed in water within a temperature range of 45-85 ?F over a period of 15 to 30 minutes or longer or approximately 15-30 casts by the fisherman before replenishment is needed. The sticky aspect is measured by its ability to adhere to soft rubber, hard plastic, or metal lures. The timing of release is measured by release on first cast through the last cast, preferably gradually degrading by being a homogeneous form. The amount of release is measured by the maximum amount by % in weight that the formula will accept within desired results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventors: Peter Fein, Peter Wachtel
  • Patent number: 10045530
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides pheromone compositions. In some aspects, the compositions taught herein comprise a pheromone chemically corresponding to the pheromone naturally produced by a given insect, along with at least one positional isomer of said pheromone. In various aspects, pheromone compositions of the present disclosure are able to modulate the response of the insect based on the ratio of natural pheromone to its positional isomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Provivi, Inc.
    Inventors: Mike Ming Yu Chen, Pedro Coelho, Peter Meinhold, Toni M. Lee
  • Patent number: 9986740
    Abstract: The invention provides a screening method for identifying an insect-specific TRPA1 modulator by comparing modulation of an insect TRPA1 and a mammalian TRPA1. The invention further provides method of insect control by applying to an insect a insect-specific TRPA1 modulator identified by the screening method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Brandeis University
    Inventors: Paul Garrity, Kyeongjin Kang
  • Patent number: 9980492
    Abstract: A deer lure and a method for making a deer lure that allows hunters and photographers to easily attract deer, primarily bucks, in specific locations for the purpose of collecting census data on the bucks. The lure is a pre-orbital gland lure where left and right pre-orbital glands are matched together to provide a total DNA of that specific family of deer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Inventor: John Walter McNicholas
  • Patent number: 9924706
    Abstract: The present invention includes a new type of bait for wood-targeting pest baiting systems and methods of obtaining the bait. Certain embodiments of the present invention include a blue-stained wood either treated with a solution that includes blue-stain fungi or wood naturally infected with blue-stain fungi. Additional embodiments of the present invention include a blue-stained solution that may be applied to a wood substrate or to a non-wood bait matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Mississippi State University
    Inventors: Nathan S. Little, John J. Riggins, Tor P Schultz
  • Patent number: 9894900
    Abstract: A compact comprising particles and an active agent selected from a pesticide, a herbicide, a plant nutrient, a fertilizer, an arthropod attractant such as a semiochemical, a semiochemical, a food or protein bait, and including mixtures of two or more thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Inventor: David Webster
  • Patent number: 9839226
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a fish meat paste product that is soft and highly preferable like the meat of eel in terms of mouth feel and flavor, and a method for making the fish meat paste product. In some embodiments, provided are a spitchcock-like fish meat paste product, comprising: an upper layer, the upper layer comprising fish meat, glucomannan, salt, transglutaminase, an alkaline agent, cooking oil or avocado paste, and spitchcock sauce; and a lower layer, the lower layer comprising fish meat, glucomannan, salt, transglutaminase, an alkaline agent, cooking oil or avocado paste, spitchcock sauce, and squid ink, as well as a method for making the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: SUGIYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Minoru Noda, Kazuki Tomiyama, Naoki Takamoto, Isamu Yoshino, Kiyoharu Miyamoto, Koichi Ueda, Haruhiko Hamaguti
  • Patent number: 9757426
    Abstract: Methods of using of guanylin family peptides to induce food or odor preferences in mammals are provided, along with methods for inducing feeding responses in mammals, and methods of controlling pest populations of mammals, such as rodents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, BALTIMORE
    Inventor: Steven D. Munger
  • Patent number: 9572337
    Abstract: A mite propagation inhibiting sheet has a sheet layer, an adhesive layer, and an unwoven fabric layer wherein mites are allowed to invade from a surface of the unwoven fabric layer to which an adhesive is not adhered, thereby forming a colony and the mites are trapped by an adhesive of the adhesive layer when the mites invade deep in the unwoven fabric layer by instinct, and further, a method of manufacturing a mite propagation inhibiting sheet, and a method of inhibiting the propagation of mites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: KAMOI KAKOSHI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kuniaki Komoda, Takaya Kitano
  • Patent number: 9560866
    Abstract: The fish food composition includes pea meal, corn meal, soy bean meal, corn oil, and fish meal. The fish food composition can include less than 17% by weight fish meal and between about 2.0% and 4.0% by weight pea meal. The fish food composition can also include carboxymethyl cellulose and a vitamin and mineral mix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: KING SAUD UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Muzzammil Iqbal Siddiqui, Promy Virk, Mohammad Iqbal Siddiqui
  • Patent number: 9545102
    Abstract: Targeting an insect pest having a carboxylic acid compound as a pheromone substance, provided is a sustained release pheromone preparation enabling a high amount of pheromone to be released during the control period. More specifically, provided is a sustained release pheromone preparation, comprising: a carboxylic acid compound to be released, and an ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer membrane through which the carboxylic acid compound can permeate, wherein the preparation is targeted for an insect pest having the carboxylic acid compound as a pheromone substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Fujii, Tatsuya Hojo, Naoki Ishibashi, Ryuichi Saguchi, Takehiko Fukumoto
  • Patent number: 9534008
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of modifying nematode behavior using certain isolated modulator compounds. Also disclosed are methods of promoting or inhibiting reproduction in a nematode population, methods of promoting or inhibiting nematode aggregation at a first location, and methods of treating or preventing parasite infection of a plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignees: California Institute of Technology, Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research, The United States of America, As Represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: Andrea Choe, Paul W. Sternberg, Frank C. Schroeder, Stephan H. Von Reuss, Fatma Kaplan, Peter A. Teal, Hans Alborn
  • Patent number: 9523675
    Abstract: The disclosure provides compounds useful as insect repellents and compositions comprising such repellents. The disclosure further provides insect traps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Anandasankar Ray, Stephanie Lynn Turner
  • Patent number: 9487551
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of modifying nematode behavior using certain isolated modulator compounds. Also disclosed are methods of promoting or inhibiting reproduction in a nematode population, methods of promoting or inhibiting nematode aggregation at a mammal, and methods of treating or preventing parasite infection of a mammal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignees: California Institute of Technology, Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research, The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Andrea Choe, Paul W. Sternberg, Frank C. Schroeder, Stephan H. Von Reuss, Raffi V. Aroian
  • Patent number: 9445596
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compounds involved in nematode signaling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignees: California Institute of Technology, Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research
    Inventors: Frank C. Schroeder, Stephan H. von Reuss, Andrea Choe, Paul W. Sternberg
  • Patent number: 9375001
    Abstract: The present invention provides insecticidal compositions for killing flies. The composition comprises a core material, a sugar layer comprising a supersaturated solution of sugar and a toxicant, which binds the core material and is dried on the core material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: WELLMARK INTERNATIONAL
    Inventors: Kim W. Yang, William B. Warner, Doug Vangundy, Tracy McFadden, Richard Moorman, I-Hsiung Wang
  • Patent number: 9271503
    Abstract: A composition for controlling insect pests comprising an extract from Clitoria ternatea comprising SPCs which have insecticidal activity and/or which repel the insect pest and/or deter the insect pest from laying eggs and/or influence the position of egg laying and/or deter the insect pest from feeding on a plant, wherein the composition optionally comprises a carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: INNOVATE AG PTY LIMITED
    Inventor: Robert Mensah
  • Patent number: 9179670
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to deuterium-enriched aldehydes, compositions comprising deuterium-enriched aldehydes, and methods for slowing the rate of aldehyde autoxidation. In one aspect, the present invention provides a composition comprising a compound of structure 1: wherein: there are at least 6×1018 molecules of the aldehyde and Rx is hydrogen, wherein the deuterium isotope in Rx is in an amount greater than 0.10 percent of the hydrogen atoms present in Rx.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Deuteria Agrochemicals, LLC
    Inventor: Anthony W Czarnik
  • Patent number: 9107396
    Abstract: This invention relates to a 10-component stabilized synthetic honey bee brood pheromone and methods of stabilizing said pheromone by adding one or more antioxidants, thereby enabling the production and sustained use of commercial products based on that pheromone. The 11-component stabilized pheromone composition formed by adding the antioxidant tertiary-butyl hydroquinone to a synthetic blend of ethyl linoleate, ethyl linolenate, ethyl oleate, ethyl palmitate, ethyl stearate, methyl linoleate, methyl linolenate, methyl oleate, methyl palmitate and methyl stearate can be used in generic or race-specific ratios to manipulate the behavior and improve the performance of worker honey bees, resulting in overall increased vigor of the hive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignees: OMS Investments, Inc., The Texas A&M University System
    Inventors: Tanya Pankiw, Bradley N. Metz, Norman Avelino, Jean Pierre Lafontaine
  • Patent number: 9079848
    Abstract: Provided are 5-acetoxy-(E3)-3-pentenyl methoxymethyl ether which can be prepared in conventional reaction equipment and a method for preparing an (E3)-3-alkenyl acetate by using it. More specifically, 5-hydroxy-(E3)-3-pentenyl methoxymethyl ether obtained by reacting 4-formyl-(E3)-3-butenyl methoxymethyl ether with a reductant is reacted with an acetylating agent to prepare 5-acetoxy-(E3)-3-pentenyl methoxymethyl ether. (E3)-3-alkenyl methoxymethyl ether obtained by a coupling reaction between the 5-acetoxy-(E3)-3-pentenyl methoxymethyl ether and a Grignard reagent is treated with an acid, and then reacted with an acetylating agent to prepare the (E3)-3-alkenyl acetate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuki Miyake, Naoki Ishibashi, Miyoshi Yamashita, Takehiko Fukumoto
  • Publication number: 20150147289
    Abstract: A consumable aqueous gel is provided for use in pest control. The gel sates the thirst of pests and increases the consumption of bait by pests. The gel is substantially free of biocides. The gel may be provided as a combination for use in a pest control device. The combination comprises an aqueous gel which is substantially free of biocides and a bait. A pest control device comprises a container having a first compartment containing an aqueous gel which is substantially free of biocides. A method of controlling pests comprises the step of deploying any of the aforementioned aqueous gel, combination according or pest control device. An aqueous gel which is substantially free of biocides may be used with or in a pest control device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Daniel Bajomi, Janos Daru, Lajos Fekete, Attila Halasi, Vince Pozsar, Jozsef Schmidt, Janos Szilagyi, Laszlo Takacs, Jozsef Tomcsik
  • Publication number: 20150132252
    Abstract: The invention disclosed relates to a novel composition and use thereof, for the attraction and detection of emerald ash borer, Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire. The composition comprises (3Z)-dodecen-12-olide and ash foliar or cortical volatiles (green leaf volatiles) associated with a prism trap of a color in the green range of the visible light spectrum. A significant increase in the capture of male A. planipennis is achieved when traps were deployed in the upper tree canopy. This invention is the first demonstration of increased attraction with a combination of a pheromone and a green leaf volatile in a Buprestid species.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, as represented by the Minister of Natural Resources
    Inventors: Peter J. SILK, David MAGEE, Krista RYALL, Peter MAYO
  • Patent number: 9023336
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to deuterium-enriched aldehydes, compositions comprising deuterium-enriched aldehydes, and methods for slowing the rate of aldehyde autoxidation. In one aspect, the present invention provides a composition comprising a compound of structure 1: wherein: there are at least 6×1018 molecules of the aldehyde and Rx is hydrogen, wherein the deuterium isotope in Rx is in an amount greater than 0.10 percent of the hydrogen atoms present in Rx.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Deuterra Agrochemicals, LLC
    Inventor: Anthony W Czarnik
  • Publication number: 20150098923
    Abstract: A composition and method of eliminating pests combines water and a solid form of sodium lauryl sulfate to form a pesticide composition effective to cause mortality in pests. The composition is applied to the indoor structure in an area which the pests inhabit. The sodium lauryl sulfate can be in needle form, pellet form or powder form and constitutes between about 1% and about 10% by weight of the pesticide composition. The composition may be applied to an area inhabited by cockroaches, including, but not limited to, in crevices, cracks, corners, wall and floor junctures or other enclosed or partially enclosed areas of a structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: Kelly Herrera, Stephen John Barcay
  • Publication number: 20150093354
    Abstract: In various embodiments, the present disclosure provides a method and enzyme for forming various compounds, such as monoterpenes and monoterpenoid compounds. In a specific example, the present disclosure provides a method for producing one or more of (?)-ipsdienol, (?)-ipsenol, ipsenone, and ipsdienone. The present disclosure also provides methods of using compounds formed from the disclosed method and enzyme.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: Board of Regents of the Nevada System of Higher Education, on Behalf of the University of Nevada
    Inventors: Claus Tittiger, Rubi Figueroa-Teran, Gary J. Blomquist
  • Publication number: 20150050235
    Abstract: A composition that includes: Z,Z-(3R,4S)-cis-3,4-epoxy-6,9-heptadecadiene; and Z,Z,Z-3,6,9-heptadecatriene, where the Z,Z-(3R,4S)-cis-3,4-epoxy-6,9-heptadecadiene and the Z,Z,Z-3,6,9-heptadecatriene are present in a ratio of between 5:1 (by mass) and about 20:1 (by mass). The composition may be for attracting a male blueberry spanworm moth. Use of a composition that includes Z,Z-(3R,4S)-cis-3,4-epoxy-6,9-heptadecadiene and Z,Z,Z-3,6,9-heptadecatriene for attracting male blueberry spanworm. A method of attracting male blueberry spanworm moths that includes placing a composition comprising Z,Z-(3R,4S)-cis-3,4-epoxy-6,9-heptadecadiene and Z,Z,Z-3,6,9-heptadecatriene suitably close to a field of having the male blueberry spanworm moths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Peter J. SILK, Peter MAYO, Neil Kirk HILLIER, Gerald Christopher CUTLER, Edirimuni Chaminda Amal DE SILVA, David MAGEE
  • Publication number: 20150050236
    Abstract: A method of attracting male blueberry spanworm moths that includes placing a composition comprising Z,Z-(3R,4S)-cis-3,4-epoxy-6,9-heptadecadiene and Z,Z,Z-3,6,9-heptadecatriene suitably close to a field of having the male blueberry spanworm moths. Use of a composition that includes Z,Z-(3R,4S)-cis-3,4-epoxy-6,9-heptadecadiene and Z,Z,Z-3,6,9-heptadecatriene for attracting male blueberry spanworm. The components may be present in a ratio of between 5:1 (by mass) and about 20:1 (by mass).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Peter J. SILK, Peter MAYO, Neil Kirk HILLIER, Gerald Christopher CUTLER, Edirimuni Chaminda Amal DE SILVA, David MAGEE
  • Patent number: 8945597
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to environmental friendly pesticide compounds, formulations, methods of preparation and application and utilities thereof. More particularly, the invention relates to pesticide compounds and formulations that include terpenes or terpenoids having chemical formula of (C5H8)n, and its derivatives and analogs thereof, as active insecticidal ingredients; certain botanical essential oils as synergists, and other select ingredients as additives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventor: Tao Zhong
  • Patent number: 8940287
    Abstract: This invention relates to a novel method of attracting and trapping Drosophila species and a composition therefor. A method of attracting flies in the family Drosophilidae which comprises preparing an attractant which is a combination of a moistening agent, yeast and dried and powdered vegetable matter host substrate, including (but not limited to) banana, apple, pear, papaya, mango, orange, tomato, or vegetables, including (but not limited to) potato and squash, and placing this attractive lure in a trap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Contech Enterprises Inc.
    Inventors: Anna L. Birmingham, Iisak S. Andreller, Ervin Kovacs, Jean Pierre Lafontaine, Norman Avelino, Gerhard Gries, Alan L. Vaudry, John H. Borden
  • Publication number: 20150023906
    Abstract: A powder plant treatment formulation for application to plants by insect vectoring includes: a plant treatment agent; a stabilizing agent bonded to the plant treatment agent for stabilizing the plant treatment agent; a moisture absorption agent for absorbing moisture from the formulation; an attracting agent for attracting the formulation to plants; and a diluent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: BEE VECTORING TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventors: Todd Gordon Mason, John Clifford Sutton
  • Publication number: 20150017118
    Abstract: A cork-catnip composite material is provided that is capable of being molded, compressed, extruded or similarly processed into small or large bodies or sheets and allow for the economic manufacture of a variety of products for domestic pets, especially felines. Dried and granulated catnip (or similar olfactory attractant) is blended with a fill material such as powdered or granulated agglomerate cork material are then mixed with a bonding agent. Lignosulfates bonding agents can be used, as well polyurethane food grade adhesives such as urethane, melaminic and phenolic resins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: OurPet's Company
    Inventor: Steven Tsengas
  • Publication number: 20150013616
    Abstract: A domestic pet toy is provided having a housing element formed of a moldable or extrudable catnip composite made of a solid catnip attractant, a lignocellulose cork agglomerate filler material, and an FDA approved binding agent adhesive. The housing material provides sufficient delivery aromatic olfactory attractant to be effective in having an interactive response with a domestic feline. A sound chip assembly can also be positioned in a retention cavity and emits a prerecorded sound as an audible attractant in response to one or both of commencement and continuation of movement the pet toy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: OurPet's Company
    Inventor: Steven Tsengas
  • Publication number: 20150010493
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions and formulations that contain active compounds as RNAi inhibitors. These compositions and formulations are useful for controlling insects and pests including mosquitoes and agricultural pests.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventor: Shou-Wei DING
  • Publication number: 20140366227
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the development of fusion proteins based on peptide toxins as pesticides. The invention also relates to transgenic plants encoding said peptides and their utility in pest management.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicants: The Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA), representing the Sec.of State for Environment, etc, UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM
    Inventors: John A. Gatehouse, Elaine C. Fitches
  • Patent number: 8904701
    Abstract: A bed bug trap includes heat, carbon dioxide and/or semiochemicals (pheromones and/or kairomones), to attract and trap bed bugs. The trap may be combined with the appearance and/or function of another appliance, such as an air freshener. The release of semiochemicals may be combined with the release of air freshening compositions. The bed bug trap may provide one attraction mode, or two attraction modes, namely one which uses heat, carbon dioxide and/or kairomones to attract bed bugs seeking a meal, and the other which uses pheromones to attract bed bugs seeking a safe harbor, i.e. a hiding place. The bed bug trap may be combined with a wide variety of appliances, such as air fresheners, alarm clocks, clock radios, humidifiers, desk or table lamps, power bars, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Inventors: Kailash C. Vasudeva, Satnam Singh
  • Publication number: 20140356317
    Abstract: A gel comprising water, pectin having a DE from about 62 to 75, soluble saccharide or sugar alcohol solids present in an amount from about 44 to 60% by weight of the gel, and a pH reducing agent for reducing the pH of the gel from a level from about 2 to 3. A method for making the gel without heating or cooling is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Jens Eskil Trudsoe, Helle Bech Olsen
  • Patent number: 8900611
    Abstract: Provided are a sustained releaser of sex pheromone substances and a method for controlling insect pest by using the releaser, each enabling to control the simultaneous release of a mixture of sex pheromone substances having different chemical structures of one insect pest or a mixture of sex pheromone substances of insect pests, and each enabling to release the sex pheromone substances at a fixed rate or greater during the infestation period or periods of the respective insect pest or pests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Hojo, Kinya Ogawa, Noboru Aiba, Takehiko Fukumoto
  • Publication number: 20140348893
    Abstract: The present invention describes a new non-compound based approach for insect and/or arachnid control. The present inventors have identified for the first time novel targets for RNAi, which can effectively control insect and/or arachnid pest populations. Accordingly, the invention provides both nucleotide and amino acid sequences for the novel targets. Also provided are RNA constructs including double stranded RNA regions for mediating RNAi in insects, DNA constructs, expression vectors, host cells and compositions for controlling insects and/or arachnids using RNAi. Finally, the invention also provides for the use of the constructs, vectors, host cells and compositions in control of insects and/or arachnids populations and suitable kits for use in an RNAi based method of controlling insect and/or arachnid pests.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: DEVGEN NV
    Inventor: Titus Jan KALETTA
  • Publication number: 20140341840
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for controlling rodents. More specifically, the present invention relates to a device consisting of a combination of a solid and a pulpy bait (commonly known as ‘fresh bait’ or ‘pasta bait’ in rodent control practice), wherein the solid part is a shaped paraffinized rodenticide bait with a rodenticide concentration which is lower than or equal to the rodenticide concentration of the combination and contains the pulpy rodenticide bait with a rodenticide concentration which is higher than or equal to the rodenticide concentration of the combination. The rodent control device according to the invention has an enhanced acceptance by the rodents and can preferably be fixed by a hole formed in the solid part preventing the rodents to take it away. Furthermore, the present invention relates to the preparation and use of such rodent control device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: BÁBOLNA KÖRNYEZETBIOLÖGIAI KÖZPONT KFT.
    Inventors: Dániel Bajomi, János Daru, Attila Halasi, Vince Pozsár, József Schmidt, János Szilágyi, László Takács, József Tomcsik
  • Patent number: 8889116
    Abstract: A dispenser for an animal attractant including: a housing, wherein the housing includes a chamber for containing a spool; a spool, wherein the spool is associated with the chamber of the housing, and wherein the spool is associated with a deer attractant; and wherein the deer attractant includes a substrate, wherein the substrate is associated with an agent wherein the agent includes a deer attractant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Deer On A String, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel D. Potgeter, Michael A. Rose, David L. Ver Burg, John E. Bramer
  • Publication number: 20140328886
    Abstract: The present invention provides an insect pest repellant and a method for repelling insect pest using the same, which is highly transported by the insect pests and which effectively exterminates insect pests and does not badly affect ecological system. The present invention is to provide an insect pest repellant comprising, in a mixed condition, (A) a dummy egg imitating an egg of an insect pest, formed from a particulate substrate on which an egg recognizing pheromone is coated, and (B) a particle containing an active component for repelling the insect pest either on a surface or in an inside of the particle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: MORISHITA JINTAN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Matsuura, Daisuke Tagawa, Ryosei Kamaguchi, Masaaki Nakatsuji, Taku Hashimoto
  • Publication number: 20140328790
    Abstract: Provided is a sustained release preparation comprising an insect pest-targeting gel composition, the preparation being free from leakage or reaction of a volatile substance and being capable of releasing the volatile substance at a constant rate. More specifically, provided is a sustained release preparation including a polymer tube and an insect pest-targeting gel composition in the polymer tube, the composition including one or more volatile substances and an oil gelling agent, wherein the volatile substances are included in an amount of from 70.0 to 99.0% by weight by the insect pest-targeting composition and are released outside of the polymer tube through the polymer tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Ryuichi Saguchi, Tatsuya Hojo
  • Patent number: 8877173
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a physical and chemical formulation designed to be attractive to, and eaten by, terrestrial mollusks, specifically slugs and snails. Optionally, the formulation is also attractive to and toxic to insects. Upon being eaten and after a set delay, the invention is designed to kill such pests and in so doing remove them from the premises or environment treated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Nisus Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Lloyd, Janet Kintz-Early
  • Patent number: 8877174
    Abstract: The invention relates to a four component pheromone composition that attracts male light brown apple moths and can be used to control moth populations. The pheromone composition comprises (E)-11-tetradecenyl acetate, (E,E)-9,11-tetradecadienyl acetate, (E)-11-tetradecen-1-ol and (E)-11-hexadecenyl acetate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Limited
    Inventors: David Maxwell Suckling, Ashraf M. El-Sayed
  • Publication number: 20140322159
    Abstract: The disclosure provides methods and compositions for modifying psyllid behavior. In addition, the disclosure provides methods and volatile odorants useful for repelling or attracting psyllids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Anandasankar Ray, Lisa Forster, Iliano Vieira Coutinho Abreu Gomes
  • Publication number: 20140322339
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for controlling leaf-cutting ants. More particularly, methods and kits for controlling leaf-cutting ants by serially supplying different formulations, and a method for increasing production of conidia of the Escovopsis fungus useful as controlling agent in the methods and compositions are disclosed herein. The methods comprise serially supplying at least two bait formulations, each formulation containing at least one controlling agent for the ants and one attractant and/or controlling agent masking substance, wherein the attractants and/or controlling agent masking substance are different on each formulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Patricia Folgarait, Daniela Goffre, Jorge Ariel Marfetan
  • Patent number: 8871190
    Abstract: Pheromone compositions comprising a combination of squalene, linoleic acid and 1-docosanol are described, along with methods of using the pheromone compositions to modify behavior in mammals. The compositions are useful for behavior modification in mammals that exhibit undesirable or harmful stress-related behaviors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Sergeant's Pet Care Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald Marshall, Larry Nouvel, Cuong Tu Ba, Luis Rios