Plant Member Or Animal Specimen Coating Patents (Class 427/4)
  • Patent number: 10015971
    Abstract: Methods and articles are provided for reducing the amount of water consumed by a plant over a period of time, sequestering CO2, and producing electricity, where each method includes providing the plant with a composition including at least about 0.1 (wt./wt. or vol./vol.) % CO2 and/or at least about 0.1 wt./wt. % of a composition that generates CO2. An apparatus is also disclosed for providing the plant with a composition including CO2 and/or a composition that generates CO2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Paul G. Allen, Kenneth G. Caldeira, Bran Ferren, William Gates, W. Daniel Hillis, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Edward K. Y. Jung, Jordin T. Kare, John Latham, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Stephen H. Salter, Clarence T. Tegreene, David B. Tuckerman, Thomas A. Weaver, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood
  • Patent number: 9398745
    Abstract: The present invention is an organic composition for the protection of crops against black frost and the method for its application over the crops. The novelty of this invention consists not only in the composition of the product itself, but also in the calculation of the percentages of the organic components that intervene in the product; and, in the determination of the moment when the product must be applied over the crops. This invention is a very simple composition where the calculation of the percentages of the two main components is obtained by multiplying the “Filo Index” (real humidity and temperature/historical values of humidity and temperature for the area) by the component; and, the percentage of the second component is calculated by subtracting the first result from 100.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Inventor: Diego Fernando Filo
  • Patent number: 9315428
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a method of treating soil and a method of sequestering heavy metals in soil. The method of treating soil includes applying a blend to the soil to form treated soil, the blend including a slag by-product having a soluble compound. The soluble compound includes silicon. The method of sequestering heavy metals includes applying a blend to soil to form treated soil, the blend including a slag by-product having a soluble compound, and forming a substantially inert particle in the treated soil, the substantially inert particle including the blend and the heavy metals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: HARSCO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Stephen R. Miranda, Kimberly A. Papania, William V. Abbate, Gasper H. Korndorfer
  • Patent number: 9169164
    Abstract: Methods of coating seeds with polymers and seeds coated with such polymers are disclosed herein. The polymers can be phosphonates, sulfonates, polymers of ethylenically unsaturated carboxylic acids, polyaminopolyethermethylene phosphonate, polysuccinic oligomers, acrylic acid/2-acrylamido-2-methylpropane sulfonic acid, blends of acrylic acid/2-acrylamido-2-methylpropane sulfonic acid with polyaminopolyethermethylene phosphonate, sulfomethylated acrylic acid/acrylamide, blends of sulfomethylated acrylic acid/acrylamide with polyaminopolyethermethylene phosphonate, polymaleic acid, acrylic acid/acrylamide copolymers, polyacrylic acid, trimethylglycine hydrochloride, blends of polyaminopolyethermethylene phosphonate with trimethylglycine hydrochloride, and any combination or salt of such polymers. Methods of monitoring, determining, and controlling the concentration of scale inhibitors in an agricultural irrigation system are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Jasbir S. Gill, Manian Ramesh, Dave Szymborski, William Morris
  • Publication number: 20150056460
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a protein/peptide composition for protection of surfaces comprising an aqueous solution of at least two components, the first component (A) being a water-soluble protein or a mixture of water-soluble proteins having an average molecular weight Mw of at least 30000, and being capable of forming a gel, and the second component (B) being a water-soluble peptide or a mixture of water-soluble peptides mixture having an average molecular weight of 200-10000, and being capable of inhibiting gel formation in said composition. The present invention further relates to a method for preparing such a composition, the use of the composition for protecting a surface, a method for protecting a substrate surface using the composition, and to a substrate surface coated with the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Sigfrid Svensson
  • Publication number: 20140302228
    Abstract: A seed treatment apparatus provides for minimal waste of products for treating seeds, in that it is precisely controllable and automatically adjustable. A volume of seeds to be treated and a flow rate of treatment product for treating the seeds can both be sensed. At least one of the flow rate of the treatment product and the volume of seeds can automatically be adjusted if it is determined that a ratio of the flow rate of treatment product to the volume of seeds is not the same as a predetermined flow rate to volume ratio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Greg A. REINECCIUS, Steven Schulz
  • Patent number: 8819990
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method for the preservation and/or dyeing of plant material including cut flowers. According to the invention, the treated plant material has the color and texture of fresh plant material and is substantially free from curling or distortion. The method may comprise five steps including a first step of substantially removing the protective wax coating from flowers and other plant material without adversely affecting the strength of the plant material; a second step comprising a mild oxidative bleach to remove excess color from the plant material; a third step comprising a mild reductive bleach to neutralize any residual oxidative bleach and to stabilize the color; a fourth step comprising the simultaneous preservation and dyeing of the plant material, and a fifth and last step comprising the rinsing and drying of the preserved and dyed material. This may be followed by a 2nd preservation and dyeing step and a rinsing and drying. The product can then be rewaxed and stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: African Floralush IP (Proprietary) Limited
    Inventors: Bernard Zeelie, Ella-Christine Maske, Shawn Gouws
  • Publication number: 20140208464
    Abstract: Plant material has bacteriophage has been attached, wherein the bacteriophage retains infectivity. The plant material includes fruits, vegetables, leaves, stems, flowers, roots, tubers, seedlings and seeds. Plant diseases and animal diseases can be treated. A separate composition comprises a carrier selected from (i) a filament, (ii) a planar material, and (iii) particles and/or beads, and bacteriophage covalently attached thereto, wherein the bacteriophage retains infectivity, useful in treatment or prevention of bacterial infection in a deep wound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: FIXED PHAGE LIMITED
    Inventors: James Chadwick, Michael Mattey
  • Patent number: 8722134
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the treatment of wounds occurring from cutting bananas and pineapples from a tree with a composition containing natamycin and at least one phosphite containing compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: DSM IP Assets B.V.
    Inventors: Jacobus Stark, Ferdinand Theodorus Jozef Van Rijn, Jan Hendrik Hunik
  • Patent number: 8652564
    Abstract: Protein binding onto a polymeric surface is enhanced by treating the surface with an amine-bearing polymer like poly(ethylene imine). When used in ELISA, the treated surface improves the performance of the assay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: The Ohio State University Research Foundation
    Inventors: Shang-Tian Yang, Yunling Bai
  • Publication number: 20140044862
    Abstract: A sunscreen composition for application for plants comprises Titanium Dioxide (TiO2), Zinc Oxide (ZnO), Silicon Dioxide (SiO2), a surfactant, wetting agent, dispersant (SWD) and water. The composition forms a suspension concentrate when combined that when diluted in water provides a solution that provides uniform coverage using convention spraying equipment. A method of protecting plants including turfgrass from ultraviolet radiation, heat stress and/or sunburn comprises combining TiO2, ZnO, SiO2, SWD and water to form a suspension concentrate. The suspension concentrate is then diluted in water and applied to an area in which sun protection is desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Inventor: Scott May
  • Publication number: 20140037834
    Abstract: A root ball including soil disposed in and around root system and a layer of agricultural polymer around the soil and root system. The agricultural polymer creates a root ball having a semi-permeable, solid outer layer, which provides protection for the root system and eliminates the need for a container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventor: George Pierce Nottingham
  • Patent number: 8609179
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods and systems for applying a coating to an ear of corn in a high throughput manner are disclosed. The system includes means for moving the ear of corn through the system and means for coating the ear of corn with a coating while passing through the system. The apparatus includes a carrying position for an ear of corn, an automated line having a plurality of the carrying positions, and an automated coating station adapted to apply a coating to the ear of corn on the automated line. The method includes staging a plurality of ears of corn on an automated line, passing the automated line through an ear coating process, and coating the plurality of ears of corn with a coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventors: David Kurth, Thomas Edwin Arneson, Kirk David Shirar
  • Publication number: 20130288894
    Abstract: Methods for delaying the maturity, coloration and/or senescence of fruits, vegetables, ornamentals, or non-food crops by applying phosphorous acid and/or its salts to the plants; or by applying mixtures of gibberellic acid and/or its salts and phosphorous acid and/or its salts to the plants. Applications may be made pre- or post-harvest at various temperatures and pH ranges. The unique combinations of phosphorous acid/salts with gibberellic acid/salts in embodiments of the present invention have been found to increase the effect of the gibberellic acid/salts on delaying maturation, coloration and senescence of plant tissues, thereby prolonging the shelf life of fruit, vegetables and/or non food crops in ways not previously realized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventor: Nigel M. Grech
  • Patent number: 8568821
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for applying a coating to an ear of corn are disclosed. An enclosure having a user accessible workspace and a motor to turn an ear of corn therein to apply a coating to the ear of corn rotated by the motor is also disclosed. The method includes providing an enclosure with a user accessible workspace for housing a motor assembly having a motor with a grip, releasably securing the ear of corn to the grip, rotating the ear of corn with the motor, and spraying the coating on the ear of corn with the coating applicator associated with the workspace. Each ear of corn has an identifier to track and index the ear corn during coating and drying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi Bred International Inc
    Inventor: David Kurth
  • Publication number: 20130273236
    Abstract: A seed treater provides enhanced seed coating capabilities and performance. The seed and/or treatment fluid may be heated for improving vaporization and absorption by the seed. Air may be injected in the seed treater to provide heat, dehumidified air, and to provide vaporization enhancement, and component cleaning functions. The functions may be controlled by a control processor based on recipes and may be changed dependent upon sensed or input environmental conditions such as temperature and humidity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: Bayer CropScience LP
    Inventors: Greg A. REINECCIUS, Ron REICHERT
  • Publication number: 20130216696
    Abstract: The invention relates to active particles, including core-shell particles, having low burst, controllable, sustained release which are useful for coating seeds. The active particles can also be used in sprayable and dry formulations for treating soil or plants. The particulate coating can also contain inert organic or inorganic material. The invention also relates to methods for preparing the active particles. The methods include: adding additional material to core particles to form a shell, removing active ingredient from a core surface to create an active-depleted shell, and crosslinking the outer layers of a core to form a shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: Landec Corporation
    Inventors: David D. Taft, Damian Hajduk, Natarajan Balachander, Xinhua Zong, Qiang Zheng
  • Publication number: 20130178489
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for fungicidal and/or bactericidal treatment of plants or foodstuffs using one or more essential oil(s) that enable the treatment of strains resistant to synthetic fungicides and/or bactericides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: XEDA INTERNATIONAL
    Inventor: Alberto Sardo
  • Patent number: 8458953
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for treating a least a portion of one or more initial seed samples to create one or more treated seed samples for use in research applications is provided. In various embodiments, the apparatus and method utilize two or more seed treaters operating in parallel to increase throughput for treating a portion of one or more initial seed samples. The apparatus and method may also include a metering station configured to distribute at least a portion of the one or more initial seed samples to the two or more seed treaters. As a result, the apparatus and method are configured to efficiently and accurately treat seed samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventors: James L. Hunter, Timothy P. Meyer
  • Publication number: 20130136849
    Abstract: The invention relates to sub-micron compositions, and methods of preparing such compositions, in particular for the treatment of substrates against biological degradation biological pests.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: MATTERSMITHS TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventor: Nigel Paul Maynard
  • Patent number: 8361542
    Abstract: Methods for applying a treatment, such as colorant, to an installed landscaping material (such as wood chips or mulch), reducing the need to replace worn or weathered material. The methods include applying a pre-treatment to protect elements proximate the landscape material that are not to be treated, applying a treatment liquid to the landscaping material by spraying, and then rinsing any elements proximate the landscape material that may have be inadvertently and undesirably treated. Also described is a sprayer apparatus for applying treatment liquid to a landscaping material. The sprayer apparatus includes first and second spray outlets and an agitator therebetween. In use, the landscape material to be treated is first sprayed, the material is agitated (e.g., turned), and a second spray of treatment liquid is applied to the landscape material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Inventors: Alan T. Miller, Terrance P. Fenelon
  • Patent number: 8361210
    Abstract: Described is a method for treating wood, in which the wood is brought into contact with a mixture of liquid or water-soluble organic ammonium carboxylate and an active ingredient which repels invertebrates, characterized in that the organic ammonium carboxylate has the formula (1): [NR1R2R3R4]+n[R5(COO)n]?n??(1), in which R1, R2 and R3 are selected from hydrogen, substituted and unsubstituted alkyls containing 1-6 carbon atoms, R4 is a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl containing 1-6 carbon atoms, R5 is hydrogen, a substituted or unsubstituted hydrocarbon containing 1-6 carbon atoms and n is an integral 1-6 and whereby wood-preservative active ingredient contains a chelating agent which repels invertebrate, which chelating agent is selected from an aminopolycarboxylic acid or a salt thereof, a hydroxy acid or a salt thereof or a phosphonate or a salt thereof or a mixture of chelating agents which belong to two of more groups thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Oy Granula AB Ltd.
    Inventors: Thomas Ahlnäs, Jari-Jukka Kukkonen
  • Publication number: 20120315377
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide automated apparatus, systems, and methods for dispensing a substance on a seed. An example embodiment provides a system for automated dispensing of a substance on a seed. The system comprises a seed container with a plurality of compartments each configured to retain a seed. The system further comprises a supply tank configured to retain the substance. The system also comprises at least one dispensing tip configured to dispense the substance and a pump connected to the supply tank and to the dispensing tip. The pump is configured to pump the substance from the supply tank to the dispensing tip. The system further comprises a controller configured to move at least one of the seed container or the dispensing tip relative to the other and to direct the pump to pump the substance into a compartment of the seed container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventors: Amy D. Blahnik, Jason M. Cope, Bradley T. McAvoy, Gang Wan
  • Patent number: 8312670
    Abstract: A horticultural applicator having a raft, at least one cable attached to the raft, a boom associated with the raft, and a conduit in communication with the raft. The raft includes a lower surface, first and second side surfaces extending upwardly and outwardly from the lower surface at opposite ends thereof, and first and second end surfaces extending generally perpendicular from opposite ends of the lower surface between the first and second side surfaces. The cable is used to drag the raft over a surface containing vegetation. The boom is adapted to apply a substance onto the vegetation traveling below the lower surface of the raft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Inventors: Timothy Dean Heckler, Adam Matthew Wake
  • Patent number: 8288168
    Abstract: Improved systems and methods for tissue processing are described here. The chemical process and the construction of the apparatus are simplified by using only two different solutions in two separate reaction modules. They are compatible with processing of tissue specimens for genetic analysis, histology, in situ antibody binding and hybridization, archival preservation of morphology and nucleic acids, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: The University of Miami
    Inventor: Azorides R. Morales
  • Publication number: 20120233728
    Abstract: A lipid layer forming composition comprises a volatile silicone oil of a boiling point above 180° C., a polar lipid, optionally a C2-C4 aliphatic alcohol, optionally a pharmacologically or cosmetically active agent or a protective agent. The lipid layer forming composition can be applied to a biological surface by spraying, dipping or brushing to form a stable polar lipid layer on the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2010
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventors: Anders Carlsson, Jan Holmback
  • Publication number: 20120220454
    Abstract: Coating compositions and methods of use, allowing for improved water and/or nutrient usage by seeds, plants, shrubs, and vegetation, among others, are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicant: RHODIA OPERATIONS
    Inventors: Zhiyun Chen, Jean-Christophe Castaing, PengFei JI, Galder Cristobal
  • Publication number: 20120202689
    Abstract: Fuzzy cotton seeds with an aqueous polyurethane dispersion are provided which have a smooth and non-sticky surface. Said coated seeds have at the same time a sufficient hardness for use in machine-seeding and possess also excellent germination properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Inventors: Sebastian Dorr, Eric Seewald, Thomas Bregger
  • Publication number: 20120189761
    Abstract: The invention relates to an aqueous concentrate for agricultural use for dilution and spray application to soil or plant material comprising at least about 25% by weight activated carbon and a method of greening turf using the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: EUREKA! AGRESEARCH PTY LTD
    Inventors: Philip Edward Pentland, Abhinetiri Kumari Maharaj, Anthony Gerard Flynn
  • Publication number: 20120189762
    Abstract: A seed treatment system having a central computerized data store, a user interface, and network connections from the data store to a plurality of retail facilities and a plurality of agricultural produce suppliers. Each retail facility having a seed treatment system configured to uniformly treat batches of seeds with any of a variety of precisely measured chemical formulations. The seed treatment apparatus having a treatment applicator coupled to a plurality of dispensing stations. Each dispensing stations having a pump in fluid communication with a container disposed on a scale. The pump and scale of each dispensing station coupled to a system controller. The system controller is coupled to the data store, configured to provide on-demand agricultural seed treatments to the applicator and chemical usage data from each station to the data store. The data store configured to provide centralized remote monitoring inventory control, supply chain monitoring, and container recycling compliance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: BAYER CROPSCIENCE LP
    Inventors: Greg A. Reineccius, Jaco Ernest Van Der Westhuizen, Alan W. Geiss, Bradley W. May, Tharacad S. Ramanarayanan, Marc Jean-Marie Andrieux
  • Publication number: 20120181448
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for the authentication of a product, comprising providing said product with at least one marker, wherein said marker is a phosphorescent marker selected from a set of m phosphorescent markers each having a different emission spectrum, wherein m is an integer equal or greater than 3, and wherein said marker is provided at an amount that results in a phosphor-specific emission below background radiation emitted from said product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Applicant: Rhino Research Europe B.V.
    Inventor: Johan Gaston Marie Van Asbrouck
  • Publication number: 20120183675
    Abstract: An automated seed treatment system is adapted for on-site operation at a retail seed distributor. A sealed seed-treater vessel is configured to apply a plurality of chemical treatments to a batch of seed based on a recipe. A programmable system controller is electrically coupled to pump controllers of pump-stations. The controller is configured to receive a material transfer indication from each pump-stations and control the pump controllers in accord with the seed treatment recipe. The programmable system controller is configured to collect operational data representing at least consumption of chemical from the chemical container at each of the pump-stations based on the corresponding material transfer indication during seed treatment and to provide the operational data to a remotely hosted information system located remotely from the site of the retail seed distributor and accessible to at least one third party that is distinct from the retail seed distributor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Applicant: BAYER CROPSCIENCE LP
    Inventors: Greg A. Reineccius, Jaco Ernest Van Der Westhuizen, Alan W. Geiss, Bradley W. May, Tharacad S. Ramanarayanan, Marc Jean-Marie Andrieux
  • Publication number: 20120149565
    Abstract: Disclosed is an insecticidal composition comprising by weight based on the total weight of the composition: (a) from about 9 to about 91% of one or more anthranilic diamide insecticides; and (b) from about 9 to about 91% of a nonionic fatty alcohol ethoxylate component having a water solubility of at least about 5% by weight at 20° C., a hydrophilic-lipophilic balance value of at least about 5, and an average molecular weight ranging from about 300 to about 10,000 daltons; wherein the ratio of component (b) to component (a) is about 1:10 to about 10:1 by weight. Also disclosed is a geotropic propagule coated with an insecticidally effective amount of the aforedescribed composition. Further disclosed is a liquid composition comprising the insecticidal composition, and a method for protecting a geotropic propagule and plant derived therefrom from a phytophagous insect pest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventor: WILSON TAM
  • Publication number: 20120149563
    Abstract: Disclosed is an insecticidal composition comprising by weight based on the total weight of the composition: (a) from about 9 to about 91% of one or more anthranilic diamide insecticides; and (b) from about 9 to about 91% of an acrylate/methacrylate-based random copolymer component having a water solubility of at least about 5% by weight at 20° C., a hydrophilic-lipophilic balance value of at least about 3, and an average molecular weight ranging from about 1,500 to about 50,000 daltons; wherein the ratio of component (b) to component (a) is about 1:10 to about 10:1 by weight. Also disclosed is a geotropic propagule coated with the insecticidal composition. Further disclosed is a liquid composition comprising the insecticidal composition, and a method for protecting a geotropic propagule and plant derived therefrom from a phytophagous insect pest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: WILSON TAM, Eric P. Holowka
  • Publication number: 20120151631
    Abstract: The present invention is intended to provide means of pest control which achieve marked pest control effect. The pest control effect is achieved by the incorporation of an inhibitor (IAP inhibitor) against inhibitor of apoptosis (IAP) into the body of the target pest. The expression of the IAP is preferably inhibited by RNAi.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION NAGOYA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Teruyuki Niimi, Hirofumi Yoshioka, Yutaka Sato
  • Patent number: 8148612
    Abstract: The present invention is in the field of soybean cultivar 04KG128407 breeding and development. The present invention particularly relates to the soybean cultivar 04KG128407 and its progeny, and methods of making 04KG128407.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Syngenta Participations AG
    Inventors: Glenn R. Bowers, Karen M. Gallo
  • Publication number: 20120052187
    Abstract: A sunscreen composition for application for plants comprises Titanium Dioxide (TiO2), Zinc Oxide (ZnO), Silicon Dioxide (SiO2), a surfactant, wetting agent, dispersant (SWD) and water. The composition forms a suspension concentrate when combined that when diluted in water provides a solution that provides uniform coverage using convention spraying equipment. A method of protecting plants including turfgrass from ultraviolet radiation, heat stress and/or sunburn comprises combining TiO2, ZnO, SiO2, SWD and water to form a suspension concentrate. The suspension concentrate is then diluted in water and applied to an area in which sun protection is desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventor: Scott May
  • Patent number: 8119864
    Abstract: The present invention is in the field of soybean cultivar 05KL115639 breeding and development. The present invention particularly relates to the soybean cultivar 05KL115639 and its progeny, and methods of making 05KL115639.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Syngenta Participations AG
    Inventors: Kurt Milan Lindenbaum, Donald Bruce McClure
  • Patent number: 8115067
    Abstract: The present invention is in the field of soybean cultivar 05KG030123 breeding and development. The present invention particularly relates to the soybean cultivar 05KG030123 and its progeny, and methods of making 05KG030123.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Syngenta Participations AG
    Inventors: Glenn R. Bowers, Karen M. Gallo
  • Publication number: 20110292385
    Abstract: Producing images of a specimen includes introducing a specimen into a specimen chamber of a particle-beam device, selecting a specific position on the surface of the specimen, supplying a contrast-agent precursor on the specific position, providing a particle beam and/or a light beam, guiding the particle beam and/or the light beam onto the specific position, applying a contrast-agent layer to the specific position as a result of the interaction of the particle beam and/or the light beam with the contrast-agent precursor, leaving the contrast-agent layer on the surface of the specimen for a predetermined amount of time. During the predetermined amount of time, a first part of the contrast-agent layer diffuses into the specimen and a second part of the contrast-agent layer remains on the surface of the specimen. The specimen is imaged using an optical device and/or a particle-optical device and/or using the particle beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventors: Elke Haustein, Wolfram Bûhler, Camille Stebler, Holger Dömer
  • Publication number: 20110212253
    Abstract: A method of identifying the orientation of a tissue sample is provided. The method includes the use of a single-use tissue marking system for use in marking a tissue sample. A first surface of the sample is marked with a first ink defined by a first color; a second surface of the tissue is marked with a second ink defined by a second color; and a third surface of the sample is marked with a third ink defined by a third color.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Inventors: MICHAEL PHILLIPS, Janet Phillips
  • Publication number: 20110154544
    Abstract: Products are provided that improve overall plant vigor and yield by combining agriculturally effective amounts of at least one spore-forming bacterium and at least one optional insect control agent to a genetically modified plant, plant part, or seed. This product is particularly effective in the presence of plant parasitic nematode and fungal species. Use of the product leads to an overall reduction in crop losses caused by either plant parasitic nematodes or fungi and this reduction is much greater than using genetically modified seed with just an insect control agent. According to some embodiments, the use of the product results in about a 2%-10% increase in soybean bushel yield, 3%-6.5% increase in cotton yield, and 3%-8% in corn bushel yield. Methods for utilizing and manufacturing the combination are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2009
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Inventor: Jennifer Riggs
  • Publication number: 20110152079
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel pesticidal compositions comprising as component A: transfluthrin, as component B: a fungicidal component, that show surprisingly good insecticidal, acaricidal, nematicidal and fungicidal activities. In particular, these compositions are suited for the treatment of seed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Applicant: BAYER CROPSCIENCE AG
    Inventors: Wolfram ANDERSCH, Heike HUNGENBERG, Patrice DUVERT
  • Publication number: 20110088590
    Abstract: Described is a method for treating wood, in which the wood is brought into contact with a mixture of liquid or water-soluble organic ammonium carboxylate and an active ingredient which repels invertebrates, characterized in that the organic ammonium carboxylate has the formula (1): [NR1R2R3R4]+n[R5(COO)n]?n??(1), in which R1, R2 and R3 are selected from hydrogen, substituted and unsubstituted alkyls containing 1-6 carbon atoms, R4 is a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl containing 1-6 carbon atoms, R5 is hydrogen, a substituted or unsubstituted hydrocarbon containing 1-6 carbon atoms and n is an integral 1-6 and whereby wood-preservative active ingredient contains a chelating agent which repels invertebrate, which chelating agent is selected from an aminopolycarboxylic acid or a salt thereof, a hydroxy acid or a salt thereof or a phosphonate or a salt thereof or a mixture of chelating agents which belong to two of more groups thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Applicant: OY GRANULA AB LTD.
    Inventors: Thomas AHLNÄS, Jari-Jukka KUKKONEN
  • Publication number: 20110081507
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method for the preservation and/or dyeing of plant material including cut flowers. According to the invention, the treated plant material has the colour and texture of fresh plant material and is substantially free from curling or distortion. The method may comprise five steps including a first step of substantially removing the protective wax coating from flowers and other plant material without adversely affecting the strength of the plant material; a second step comprising a mild oxidative bleach to remove excess colour from the plant material; a third step comprising a mild reductive bleach to neutralize any residual oxidative bleach and to stabilize the colour; a fourth step comprising the simultaneous preservation and dyeing of the plant material, and a fifth and last step comprising the rinsing and drying of the preserved and dyed material. This may be followed by a 2nd preservation and dyeing step and a rinsing and drying. The product can then be rewaxed and stored.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2009
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Inventors: Bernard Zeelie, Ella-Christine Maske, Shawn Gouws
  • Publication number: 20110008503
    Abstract: A method and apparatus by which flowers or food products are treated for the elimination of pathogenic and spoilage bacteria, the scavenging of free radicals that cause oxidative decay, the enhancement of flavor, the stabilization of fats, and the extension of shelf life that consists of alternately exposing the product to a vacuum environment and a saline solution containing organic acids for a predetermined period of time, including such method and means that includes automated devices that is pre-programmed to maximize effectiveness of the process for its intended purpose while minimizing any associated damage to the processed product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2007
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Applicant: Grovac Systems International, LC
    Inventors: Billy M. Groves, Ethan Whitbeck
  • Publication number: 20100275331
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a protective layer on a surface of a plant, to a protective layer for a surface of a plant, to a plant coated with said protective layer, to a composition for carrying out the method and for producing the protective layer, and to uses of said composition. According to the invention, a method is proposed, wherein at least one sol gel having nano-scale particles is formed by the hydrolysis of at least one precursor in water and at least one nano-scale layer of the sol gel is applied onto the surface of the plant. The protective layer according to the invention comprises a nano-scale SiO2 layer, and the composition according to the invention comprises at least one SiO2-producing substance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2008
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Applicant: STIFTUNG NANO INNOVATIONS
    Inventor: Sascha Schwindt
  • Publication number: 20100263274
    Abstract: In general the present invention provides various embodiments of an encapsulated seed article and a method for encapsulating a seed to form an encapsulated seed article. The encapsulated seed article may comprise one or more seeds that are encapsulated by a compressible encapsulation medium. In various embodiments, the encapsulated seed article may include a surface coating and/or an intermediate coating. In some embodiments, the encapsulated seed article may include an additive. In some embodiments, a characteristic or a combination of characteristics of the encapsulated seed article may be configured to identify a feature of encapsulated seed article. The present invention also provides various embodiments for a plurality of encapsulated seed articles having uniform seed article sizes or seed article shapes and a method for encapsulating a plurality of seeds to form a plurality of seed articles having uniform seed article sizes or seed article shapes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2010
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Inventors: Steven J. Corak, James L. Hunter, Lloyd D. Le Page
  • Publication number: 20100260925
    Abstract: In some embodiments, global climate change is mitigated by increasing Earth's surface albedo. In some embodiments, a naturally occurring, reflective crystalline material can applied over vast surface areas to provide a durable reflective layer of such material, thereby amplifying the Earth's albedo.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2009
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Inventor: John Frederick Brady
  • Patent number: 7774978
    Abstract: A method of controlling the release rate of an agricultural active ingredient from a seed that has been treated with that active includes providing a seed that has been treated with the active ingredient, applying to the treated seed a film that includes an emulsion of a polymer in a liquid in which both the agricultural active ingredient and the polymer have low levels of solubility, and then curing the film to form a water insoluble polymer coating on the surface of the treated seed. Seeds that have been treated by this method are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Stepan Company
    Inventors: Yiwei Ding, Jawed Asrar