Compositions For Preservation Or Maintenance Of Cut Flowers Patents (Class 504/114)
  • Patent number: 9955953
    Abstract: The invention refers to a container (1) for collecting, transporting and storing biological tissue samples, wherein the container (1) is filled with a first component (3) being a fixative and a second component (4) being a fluid, wherein the second component (3) has a lower specific gravity compared to the fixative (3), and is immiscible with the fixative (3). The second component (4) is stratified on top of the fixative (3) to form a protective film to prevent fixative fumes to escape from the container (1). The invention further relates to a method for collecting, transporting and storing biological tissue samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Milestone S.r.l.
    Inventors: Francesco Visinoni, Marco Bellini, Giovanni Bussolati, Michele Martinelli
  • Patent number: 9363996
    Abstract: A method of inhibiting an ethylene response in a field crop is disclosed, comprising the step of applying to at least one portion of at least one plant of said field crop an amount of a solution of a water soluble cyclopropyl-1-enyl-propanoic acid salt (WS-CPD, Formula I) effective to produce inhibition of an ethylene response in said at least one plant, wherein M is chosen from the group consisting of Na, Li, K, and ½Ca.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Yissum Research Development Company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Ltd.
    Inventors: Raphael Goren, Moshe Huberman, Eliezer Goldschmidt, Joseph Riov, Akiva Apelbaum
  • Patent number: 9326505
    Abstract: Methods of applying dicyclopropene compounds and compositions thereof to block ethylene receptors in plants are disclosed. Methods include applying to the plant an effective ethylene response-inhibiting amount of a dicyclopropene compound or composition thereof. Dicyclopropene compounds, enantiomers, stereoisomers or salts thereof are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: North Carolina State University
    Inventors: Edward C. Sisler, Varvara Grichko
  • Patent number: 9055741
    Abstract: Provided are methods of treating specific crop plants when those plants have reached specific developmental stages. Also provided is a method for improving the yield of a crop produced by a plurality of plants, which may or may not be any of the specific plants mentioned herein above, wherein said method comprises contacting said plants with at least one composition that comprises at least one cyclopropene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Eduardo José Bardella, Richard Martin Basel, David Ross Dilley, Jon Frederick Fobes, Edward Charles Kostansek, Robert Lynn Oakes, Arden Nathan Reed
  • Patent number: 9034793
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods and compositions for supplementing the soil/diet of plants in order to enhance plant growth, yield, hardening, as well as the recovery of plants which undergo transplantation. The present invention provides ribose and other pentose sugars and their derivatives, alone or in combination with other carbohydrates, electrolytes, minerals, enzymes, micronutrients, macronutrients, or other ingredients to enhance plant growth, yield, hardening, and aid in the recovery during and following transplantation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Bioenergy, Inc.
    Inventors: John G Seifert, Linda M Shecterle
  • Patent number: 9023761
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method of inhibiting an ethylene response in a plant, comprising step of applying to at least one portion of the plant an effective ethylene response-inhibiting amount of a H1-cyclopropene-1-propanoic acid salt (CPAS). A method of prolonging the life of a cut flower, comprising applying to the cut flower an effective life-prolonging amount of CPAS and a method for the production a CPAS, comprising steps of (i) preparing 4-bromo-4-pentenoic acid or derivatives thereof; (ii) producing 1-cyclopropene-1-propanoic acid; and (iii), converting this acid into its water soluble salt, especially its sodium salt are presented. Additionally, a new family of water soluble CPAS inhibitors for ethylene response in a plant is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignees: Yissum Research Development Company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Ltd., North Carolina State University
    Inventors: Raffi Goren, Akiva Apelbaum, Eliezer Goldschmidt, Moshe Huberman, Joseph Riov, Edward C. Sisler
  • Publication number: 20150119245
    Abstract: A method for production and storage of hypochlorous acid is disclosed. The method comprises using high purity water achieved by a combination of softening and reverse osmosis steps. The shelf life is further improved by storing the hypochlorous acid in opaque PET bottles or Nylon/PE bags or nylon bags in a box. Solutions stored in opaque PET bottles exhibit the best stability. Anticipated uses of the extended life hypochlorous acid solution include sanitizer for food contact and non-food contact surfaces, a streak-free cleaner for smooth surfaces and a cut flower life extender. Other biocide uses include water treatment in oil and gas production, cooling tower, lazy river and swimming pools, process water distribution systems, drinking water, portable humidifier, fish tanks and treatment of metalworking fluids and lubricants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: EIJ Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Pollis Robertson, JR., Paul Theruviparampil, Louis Bailey
  • Publication number: 20150101244
    Abstract: A method for hydrating cut flowers during packing, storage, and transport is provided. The present disclosure also provides a method for hydrating cut flowers in which a particular absorbent pad is used therein. The present disclosure further provides that the absorbent pad can contain an active agent that is activated by water to nourish and treat the cut flowers and/or inhibit growth of microorganisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Sayandro Versteylen
  • Patent number: 9006140
    Abstract: An electrochemically treated solution and method for cut flower and plant preservation, the solution having potassium, hypochlorous acid, and dissolved oxygen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: PuriCore, Inc.
    Inventors: Svetlana Panicheva, Mark N. Sampson
  • Publication number: 20140364311
    Abstract: The disclosure provides methods and compositions for modulating ethylene and auxin signaling and ethylene production in plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Paul Brian Larsen
  • Publication number: 20140274705
    Abstract: An electrochemically treated solution and method for cut flower and plant preservation, the solution having potassium, hypochlorous acid, dissolved oxygen, and a surfactant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Svetlana Panicheva, Mark N. Sampson, Ethan Solomon, Ryan Gutzler
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8808720
    Abstract: A product comprising microcapsules which themselves comprise (a) a polymeric shell; and (b) a core which comprises (i) a solid agrochemical dispersed in a matrix and (ii) a water-immiscible liquid characterized in that the matrix is distributed non-continuously throughout the water-immiscible liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Syngenta Limited
    Inventors: Patrick Joseph Mulqueen, Anne Waller, Julia Lynne Ramsay, Geoffrey William Smith
  • Patent number: 8691728
    Abstract: Provided is a composition comprising (a) at least one cyclopropene molecular encapsulating agent complex, and (b) at least one salt other than calcium chloride, wherein the ratio of dry weight of said salt to dry weight of said cyclopropene molecular encapsulating agent complex is from 0.03 to 500, and wherein said composition either (i) has 30% or less water by weight, based on the weight of said composition, and has at least one said salt that is non-deliquescent, or (ii) has more than 30% water by weight, based on the weight of said composition, and has a ratio of dry weight of said salt to weight of said water of 0.05 or higher. Also provided are methods of storing and using such compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Edward Charles Kostansek, Bridget Marie Stevens
  • Patent number: 8664161
    Abstract: A composition and method increases storage stability of cut flowers, particularly roses. A liquid composition is applied onto the cut flowers, and then it is converted to a protective polymeric film of a thickness of from about 0.001 to about 0.5 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Greenoy Ltd.
    Inventor: Jaron Tandler
  • Publication number: 20140057788
    Abstract: Methods of applying dicyclopropene compounds and compositions thereof to block ethylene receptors in plants are disclosed. Methods include applying to the plant an effective ethylene response-inhibiting amount of a dicyclopropene compound or composition thereof. Dicyclopropene compounds, enantiomers, stereoisomers or salts thereof are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventors: Edward C. Sisler, Varvara Grichko
  • Patent number: 8592345
    Abstract: Methods of applying dicyclopropene compounds and compositions thereof to block ethylene receptors in plants are disclosed. Methods include applying to the plant an effective ethylene response-inhibiting amount of a dicyclopropene compound or composition thereof. Dicyclopropene compounds, enantiomers, stereoisomers or salts thereof are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: North Carolina State University
    Inventors: Edward C. Sisler, Varvara Grichko
  • Patent number: 8580707
    Abstract: The present invention describes a method for increasing the drought tolerance of selected ornamental plants comprising administering abscisic acid (ABA) or its salts to said plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Valent BioSciences Corporation
    Inventors: Derek D. Woolard, Peter D. Petracek, Craig Campbell
  • Patent number: 8557733
    Abstract: The present invention relates to biotechnology. The invention can be used for stimulation of regeneration of plants from tissues and undifferentiated cells cultivated under artificial conditions. The present invention can also be applied in agriculture for acceleration of germination of seeds, increase in germination of aged, long-stored seeds as well as for increase of resistance of plants to biotic and abiotic stresses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Mitotech S.A.
    Inventors: Vladimir Petrovich Skulachev, Maxim Vladimirovich Skulachev
  • Patent number: 8486859
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods and compositions for supplementing the soil/diet of plants in order to enhance plant growth, yield, hardening, as well as the recovery of plants which undergo transplantation. The present invention provides ribose and other pentose sugars and their derivatives, alone or in combination with other carbohydrates, electrolytes, minerals, enzymes, micronutrients, macronutrients, or other ingredients to enhance plant growth, yield, hardening, and aid in the recovery during and following transplantation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Bioenergy, Inc.
    Inventors: John G. Seifert, Linda M. Shecterle
  • Patent number: 8486860
    Abstract: Methods for protecting fruit, vegetables and ornamentals against post harvest microbial decay by applying systemic acquired resistance inducers in combination with sorbic acid, and/or one or more of its alkali metal salts, and/or phosphorous acid, and/or one or more of its alkali metal salts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Plant Protectants, LLC
    Inventor: Nigel M Grech
  • Patent number: 8377489
    Abstract: There is provided a method for treating bananas comprising contacting said bananas with a liquid composition comprising a cyclopropene molecular encapsulation agent complex, wherein the duration of said contacting is from 1 second to 4 minutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Todd Bryan Edgington, Timothy Malefyt, Alvaro R. Ureña-Padilla
  • Patent number: 8372783
    Abstract: Packaging using Gas Permeable Non-Woven Fabric based Film extends the shelf life and vase life of fresh cut flowers by changing the atmosphere in which these living products are stored and respires. The high oxygen and carbon dioxide permeability of the Gas Permeable Non-Woven Fabric based Film establishes an ideal atmosphere for the cut flowers, and therefore extends its shelf life and vase life. The establishment of lower oxygen and carbon dioxide atmospheres inside packages using Gas Permeable Non-Woven Fabric based film, also leads to reduction in the respiration rate of the cut flowers. The reduction in the respiration rate prevents loss of moisture, production of metabolic heat, and yellowing, browning, reduction in production levels of ethylene. Thus the created atmosphere is able to extend shelf life, maintain high quality and preserve nutrients of cut flowers items by naturally regulating respiration of said flower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Inventors: Shubham Chandra, Bhavna Chandra
  • Patent number: 8263528
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for providing flowers characterized in that they have the look and feel of fresh flowers. The method comprises a selection and cutting step, a step of setting up holder devices on grids, and three optionally repeatable dehydration, infiltration and evaporation steps. The present invention does not require the use of molecular sieves during the method. The method is also technically advanced and can therefore be implemented on an industrial scale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Guirnaldas S.A.
    Inventor: Gloria Silva
  • Patent number: 8246906
    Abstract: A method for antimicrobial treatment (e.g. antimicrobial treatment of food packaging and equipment) comprising applying to microbes a composition containing a diluting solvent (e.g., water), an antimicrobially-active solvent having a density different from the density of the diluting solvent, and an optional cosolvent, surfactant, or additional antimicrobial agent, wherein the amount of antimicrobially-active solvent or additional antimicrobial agent is sufficiently high and the amount of cosolvent or surfactant is sufficiently low so that the composition will provide greater than a 1-log order reduction in the population of bacteria or spores of Bacillus cereus within 10 seconds at 60° C. Preferred methods of the invention employ compositions containing an additional antimicrobial agent such as peroxyacetic acid. Compositions for use in the method can be prepared as concentrates, and used full strength or in diluted form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Robert D. P. Hei, Guang-jong J. Wei, David A. Halsrud, Kim R. Smith, Teresa C. Podtburg
  • Patent number: 8247348
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a composition of matter to be applied to a carved pumpkin, more commonly called a jack o'lantern, in order to retard environmental degradation thereof, and to repel insects. The composition consists of an aqueous solution containing an antiseptic, a fungicide, an insecticide and a desiccant. The carved pumpkin is totally immersed in the aqueous solution to create a hyperosmotic condition to allow the preservative solution to permeate the fibers of the carved pumpkin, and at the same time replacing moisture from within the carved pumpkin with a mineral, to retain the original shape and structural stability of the carved pumpkin. The composition may also contain a buffer to maintain a pH level above 8.0. The present invention also provides a method of protecting a carved pumpkin using a composition according to the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Inventor: Steven J Frey
  • Patent number: 8163244
    Abstract: Provided is a device for generation of cyclopropene compounds which is capable of achieving direct in situ preparation and application of cyclopropene compounds inhibiting the action of ethylene which accelerates the ripening process of plants, the device comprising a first storage part for storing precursors of cyclopropene compounds (“cyclopropene precursors”), a second storage part for storing reaction reagents which convert cyclopropene precursors into cyclopropene derivatives via chemical reaction, and a spray part for spraying the cyclopropene derivatives produced by the chemical reaction between the cyclopropene precursors and the reaction reagents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Inventor: Sang-Ku Yoo
  • Publication number: 20120065067
    Abstract: The disclosure provides methods and compositions for modulating ethylene and auxin signaling and ethylene production in plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicant: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventor: Paul Brian Larsen
  • Publication number: 20120004106
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method of inhibiting an ethylene response in a plant, comprising step of applying to at least one portion of the plant an effective ethylene response-inhibiting amount of a H1-cyclopropene-1-propanoic acid salt (CPAS). A method of prolonging the life of a cut flower, comprising applying to the cut flower an effective life-prolonging amount of CPAS and a method for the production a CPAS, comprising steps of (i) preparing 4-bromo-4-pentenoic acid or derivatives thereof; (ii) producing 1-cyclopropene-1-propanoic acid; and (iii), converting this acid into its water soluble salt, especially its sodium salt are presented. Additionally, a new family of water soluble CPAS inhibitors for ethylene response in a plant is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2008
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Applicant: YISSUM RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT OF THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Raffi Goren, Akiva Apelbaum, Eliezer Goldschmidt, Moshe Huberman, Joseph Riov, Edward C. Sisler
  • Publication number: 20110039697
    Abstract: The present invention relates to anti-microbial compositions that may advantageously be added to vase water of cut flowers in order to prevent microbial growth, especially in vase water containing added cut flower nutrients and/or water uptake stimulants. One aspect of the invention relates to the use of an EC 1.1.3 oxidoreductase as an antimicrobial additive for vase water of cut flowers. Another aspect of the invention concerns a method of putting cut flowers into vase water, said method comprising immersing the stems of one or more cut flowers into vase water and adding an antimicrobial composition containing an EC 1.1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2008
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Inventor: Johannes Antonius Marie Janssen
  • Publication number: 20110028319
    Abstract: An electrochemically treated solution and method for cut flower and plant preservation, the solution having potassium, hypochlorous acid, and dissolved oxygen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Applicant: PURICORE, INC.
    Inventors: Svetlana Panicheva, Mark N. Sampson
  • Publication number: 20100255989
    Abstract: The instant invention relates to a process for removing ethene from biological sources using iodine doped titaniumdioxide. Further aspects of the invention are polymer compositions containing this iodine doped titanium dioxide, its use as efficient ethene removing additive and the iodine doped titaniumdioxide itself.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2007
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Inventors: Raffaella Sartorio, Mara Destro
  • Publication number: 20100251431
    Abstract: A method for producing a preserved flower with its original natural flower color, particularly its original delicate color gradations, retained and a processing solution used in the method are provided. More specifically, the method for producing a preserved flower includes: immersing a fresh flower in a processing solution including a solution or dispersion containing one or two or more selected from a natural oil, natural resin, siloxane, synthetic resin, hydrated urethane, fatty acid ester, and surfactant; and drying the treated fresh flower.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2008
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Inventor: Yoshihisa Sakamoto
  • Publication number: 20100239697
    Abstract: The Abelmoschus manihot Medicus flower perfumed product, which is made by immersing the Abelmoschus manihot Medicus flower containing volatile substance in Abelmoschus manihot Medicus oil, vegetable oil with more than 60% unsaturated fatty acid or cosmetic base oil grade mineral oil. The product using the edible oil and fat as the carrier can be used as food materials and that using mineral oil as the carrier can be used as the raw materials of medicine, skin care and hair care products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2007
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Applicant: Beijing Dongsheng Agricultural Technology Devopment (Group) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhiyuan Wang, Shaozhang Wang
  • Publication number: 20090264291
    Abstract: The invention relates to anti-proliferative aqueous extracts derived from plants, the extracts comprising compounds capable of inducing a plant organ into a state of dormancy or maintaining the organ in the state of dormancy. The invention further discloses cosmetic, pharmaceutical and agricultural compositions comprising the anti-proliferative extracts and use thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2009
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Inventors: Etienne Soudant, Liki Von Oppen Bezalel, Inon Perry, Ze'ev Freifeld, Alex Aliluiko, Danit Fishbein Manor
  • Publication number: 20090227454
    Abstract: The present invention provides, e.g., methods, devices and compositions to preserve plants, such as cut flowers. The methods include, e.g., sealing cut stems in antimicrobial preservative media, sealing the leaves in a substantially unvented compartment and sealing the flower blossoms in a less humid vented environment. Methods include, e.g., sealing cut flower ends in a preservative liquid, sealing the majority of the stem length and leaves in a stem compartment and holding the blossoms and at least a portion of the leaves in a relatively open blossom compartment. The devices include, e.g., packaging materials and preservative to vitalize and protect uprooted plants and/or cut flowers. The compositions of the invention provide, e.g., packaging systems and preservative media which inhibit microbe growth and vitalize cut plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2007
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Inventor: Sudhir K. Jaiswal
  • Publication number: 20090227455
    Abstract: Methods for protecting fruit, vegetables and ornamentals against post harvest microbial decay by applying systemic acquired resistance inducers in combination with sorbic acid, and/or one or more of its alkali metal salts, and/or phosphorous acid, and/or one or more of its alkali metal salts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2009
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Applicant: PLANT PROTECTANTS, LLC
    Inventor: Nigel Grech
  • Publication number: 20090133166
    Abstract: Methods and formulations for improving the flowering characteristics of plants, such as rose plants, are disclosed. The formulations include methyl dihydrojasmonate: Methods and formulations according to embodiments of the invention may increase the duration that cut flowers last, increase the degree to which buds open to full flower, and increase the turgidity of stems. They may also prolong flower opening on intact flowering plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2008
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Applicant: NEW BIOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Barbara Scheer, Justin Scheer
  • Publication number: 20090119801
    Abstract: A method for preserving a cut flower involving only an easy and simple procedure, whereby the cut flower can maintain qualities similar to those of the natural state for a long period of time, and a method for manufacturing a processed cut flower that can maintain qualities similar to those of the natural state for a long period of time. The method for preserving a cut flower by replacing the tissue fluid of the cut flower by a preservative solution includes the steps of: (1) a first replacement step in which the tissue fluid of the cut flower is replaced by a hydrophilic organic solvent; and (2) a second replacement step in which the hydrophilic organic solvent having replaced the tissue fluid in the cut flower is replaced by the preservative solution of an organic solvent that has an affinity for the hydrophilic organic solvent and is nonvolatile or hardly-volatile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2007
    Publication date: May 7, 2009
    Inventors: Masaki Hashimoto, Takahiro Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20090092740
    Abstract: A composition and method increases storage stability of cut flowers, particularly roses. A liquid composition is applied onto the cut flowers, and then it is converted to a protective polymeric film of a thickness of from about 0.001 to about 0.5 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Publication date: April 9, 2009
    Applicant: GREENOY LTD.
    Inventor: Jaron Tandler
  • Publication number: 20080312079
    Abstract: The invention relates to a colorant composition comprising humic acid and/or fulvic acid and a water soluble dye. The invention in particular relates to a colorant composition and method for imparting color to turf grass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2008
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Inventor: DOUGLAS JOHN HUGHES
  • Patent number: 7442671
    Abstract: A composition for protecting wood from decay, mildew and sapstain comprises o-phenylphenol in combination with an alkoxylated amine, wherein the weight ratio of alkoxylated amine to o-phenylphenol ranges from 1:1 to 10:1. Organic or inorganic acids may be added to enhance solubility of the alkoxylated amines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Assignee: Contechem Inc.
    Inventor: Eugene L. Mitch
  • Patent number: 7345008
    Abstract: The present invention provides a freshness-keeping agent for plants, such as a harvested plant, demonstrating an effect of keeping the freshness without selecting a type among various plants such as a harvested plant and also having a high safety. That is, the present invention provides a freshness-keeping agent for plants, such as a harvested plant, comprising a sugar derivative- or sugar alcohol derivative-based surfactant (A) and at least one selected from the group consisting of a sugar (B), a plant hormone (C), an aging inhibitor (D), an aggregating agent for colloidal particles (E) and a germicide, fungicide and preservative (F), preferably in a specific ratio by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Tadayuki Suzuki, Masatoshi Kamei, Masaharu Hayashi, Kazuhiko Kurita
  • Patent number: 7273831
    Abstract: This invention is a new floral preservative that utilizes a novel formulation of using a combination of known and readily available over the counter products that, when sprayed onto the flower as directed, approximately doubles the vase life of fresh cut flowers or preserves flowers to a pliable, non crumbly state approximating their naturally vibrant colors. It is applied to the exterior of the fresh cut flowers in a misting apparatus, therein simplifying the art of preserving flowers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2007
    Inventors: Sharlet Maree Fleskes, Mark William Fleskes
  • Patent number: 7144841
    Abstract: Novel cut flower compositions which yield prompt, complete and homogeneous mixing when delivered in a permeable or semi-permeable container. No separate mixing is required, and the resulting solution if free of pH gradients. This result is attained by including in the composition one or more compounds that give rise to gaseous effervescence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventor: Silvester Pius
  • Patent number: 7109267
    Abstract: A novel agricultural formulation includes at least one finely divided solid water-insoluble material and at least one novel dispersant containing a polymer synthesized from first and second comonomers. The first comonomer is an ?,?-unsaturated oxyacid or anhydride, and the second comonomer is an olefin having at least one polymerizable double bond. Also disclosed is a method for dispersing a finely divided solid insoluble material, in particular, an active water-insoluble agrochemical principal, in an aqueous solution; a method for treating a substrate with such a material or principal; and a method of making an agrochemical formulation, where the methods are based on application of the novel dispersant to the preparation of aqueous dispersions of the solid material and agrochemical principal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Assignee: Huntsman Surfactants Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Francis Kirby, Rodney Walter Parr, Phillip Robert Tudor, David Hayshiv Parris
  • Patent number: 7087552
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for creating, manipulating, modifying and enhancing floral scent component to plants and cut flowers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Assignees: Ball Horticultural Company, Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventors: Alan Blowers, Natalia Dudareva
  • Patent number: 6967187
    Abstract: To preserve flowers (6) and provide aromatherapy, low temperature paraffin (1) is heated (2) to a liquid state of approximately 130 degrees Fahrenheit. A floral nutrient and preservative (3) such as a saccharide such as sugar is then added to the low temperature paraffin (1). Optionally, scents (4) and/or color dyes (5) are also added. The heads of flowers (6) to be preserved are then dipped (7) in this paraffin mixture for one to three seconds and thereafter allowed to dry. The flower (6) can then be used immediately, or optionally hung (8) upside down for one to three weeks prior to use to further improved shelf life. The flower (6) can further be sprayed with a floral spray paint (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2005
    Inventor: Robert J. Hamley
  • Patent number: 6844293
    Abstract: A method of dispersing an insoluble material in an aqueous solution comprising the following steps: (i) providing a formulation comprising at least one insoluble material and at least one dispersant comprising a water soluble agriculturally acceptable derivative of an alternating copolymer or an agriculturally acceptable salt thereof wherein said alternating copolymer comprises at least one residue of a first comonomer and at least one residue of a second comonomer, wherein said first comonomer comprises ??-unsaturated oxyacids or anhydrides and said second comonomer comprises olefinic compounds containing one or more polymerizable double bonds; and (ii) dispersing said formulation in an aqueous medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2005
    Assignee: Huntsman Surfactants Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Francis Kirby, Rodney Walter Parr, Phillip Robert Tudor, David Hayshiv Parris
  • Publication number: 20040082473
    Abstract: The invention relates to a preservative with reduced formaldehyde emission which comprises
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2003
    Publication date: April 29, 2004
    Inventors: Wolfgang Beilfuss, Ralf Gradtke, Ingo Krull, Klaus Weber