Benzene Ring Containing Patents (Class 504/354)
  • Publication number: 20150038330
    Abstract: Plant seeds, seedlings, or developing plants are treated with aqueous, dry, or appropriately solvated chemical formulations composed of nucleotides or nucleosides buffered with an effective amount of non-toxic biologically compatible agents, simultaneously with an antioxidant and lipoxygenase enzyme inhibitor. The purpose is to improve or optimize seed germination rate, seedling vigor, and ultimately plant growth characteristics and yield performance. In the preferred embodiment, seeds or other plant tissues are treated with adenosine monophosphate buffered with an excess amount of phosphoric acid salts at about pH 7.0 as described in U.S. Pat. No. 4,209,316. The improvement described in this application comprises the simultaneous addition of a similar quantity of propyl gallate to the adenosine monophosphate maintaining pH around 7.0 or below.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Robert Gene McDaniel
  • Patent number: 8895474
    Abstract: Compounds of Formula (I), wherein the substituents are as defined in claim 1, are suitable for use as herbicides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Syngenta Limited
    Inventors: Christopher John Mathews, John Finney, James Nicholas Scutt, Louisa Robinson, John Stephen Delaney
  • Publication number: 20140274688
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to the field of molecules having pesticidal utility against pests in Phyla Nematoda, Arthropoda, and/or Mollusca, processes to produce such molecules and intermediates used in such processes, compositions containing such molecules, and processes of using such molecules against such pests. These molecules may be used, for example, as nematicides, acaricides, insecticides, miticides, and/or molluscicides. This document discloses molecules having the following formula (“Formula One”).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Lindsey G. Fischer, Erich W. Baum, Gary D. Crouse, Carl DeAmicis, Beth Lorsbach, Jeff Petkus, Thomas C. Sparks, Gregory T. Whiteker
  • Patent number: 8809235
    Abstract: Agrochemical concentrates having a continuous water-containing single phase, where said continuous phase also comprises an oil-based adjuvant and a hydrotrope capable of solubilizing said adjuvant in said continuous phase, a process for making these concentrates and a method of using these concentrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Syngenta Limited
    Inventors: Gordon Bell, Guy Ramsay
  • Patent number: 8754242
    Abstract: Compounds of formula (I) wherein the substituents are as defined in claim 1, are suitable for use as herbicides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignees: Syngenta Crop Protection LLC, Syngenta Limited
    Inventors: Melloney Tyte, Christopher John Matthews, Gavin John Hall, William Guy Whittingham, Jeffrey Steven Wailes, James Nicholas Scutt, Stephane André Marie Jeanmart, Russell Colin Viner
  • Patent number: 8722582
    Abstract: What is described is a thermodynamically stable crystal modification of the herbidically active compound 2-({2-chloro-4-(methylsulfonyl)-3-[(2,2,2-trifluoroethoxy)methyl]phenyl}carbonyl)cyclohexan-1,3-dione (tembotrione). This thermodynamically stable crystal modification has particular advantages in the stability of suspension formulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Bayer Cropscience AG
    Inventors: Britta Olenik, Andreas Van Almsick, Marin-Holger Hinz, Smita Patel, Frank Sixl, Gerhard Thielking, Sylvia Dworacek
  • Patent number: 8637496
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of compounds having a monogalactosyldiacylglycerol (MGDG) synthase inhibitory activity as herbicide or algaecide, and to herbicide and algaecide compositions containing at least one of these compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignees: Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
    Inventors: Anne-Laure Bonneau, Cyrille Botte, Michael Deligny, Nadia Saidani, Hélène Hardre, Bernard Rousseau, Roman Lopez, Eric Marechal
  • Publication number: 20130102464
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of an extract of grape marc for promoting plant growth and to a method for promoting plant growth which comprises the application of a composition comprising an extract of grape marc to said plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: Laboratoires Goemar
    Inventor: Adeline Bordier
  • Publication number: 20120322662
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method for directly preparing in situ cyclopropenes for inhibiting ethylene action facilitating ripening and aging of plants via reaction of a cyclopropene precursor such as a compound of Formula (2) or Formula (3) with a fluoride (F?) and immediately applying the same to plants, and an aryl group-containing 1-alkylcyclopropene of Formula (6) effective for inhibiting the action of ethylene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: Erum Biotechnologies Inc.
    Inventors: Sang-Ku Yoo, Jin Wook Chung
  • Publication number: 20120309626
    Abstract: The invention provides a composition comprising an active ingredient with a maximum solubility in water at 20° C. of 10 g/l, and a hyperbranched polyester based on a hydrophobic dicarboxylic acid and a trifunctional alcohol. The invention further relates to the hyperbranched polyester mentioned, to a process for preparation thereof and to the use thereof for solubilizing an active ingredient with a maximum solubility in water at 20° C. of 10 g/l in aqueous solutions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Holger Türk, Monika Haberecht, Hiroe Yamada, Bernd Bruchmann, Daniel Schönfelder, Michael Ishaque, Ulrike Troppmann, Joachim Clauss, Chee Chin Liew
  • Patent number: 8309492
    Abstract: A method and formulation for eliminating moss with oregano oil extracts. Oregano oil extract is applied to moss or a locus where moss exists to substantially kill the moss. An aqueous solution of oregano oil can be sprayed onto the moss or the locus and hydrocolloids can be added to the solution to improve the efficacy of the oregano oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Inventor: William G. Rohlfsen
  • Publication number: 20120122692
    Abstract: The composition for eliminating moss may be used in a method where the composition is applied to almost any surface where moss is growing. The composition includes an aqueous solution of essential oil. The oil is obtained from a plant and includes about 70% or more carvacrol. The composition may also contain a hydrocolloid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Inventor: William G. Rohlfsen
  • Publication number: 20120071320
    Abstract: Agricultural oil dispersions of improved stability and processes to make and methods to use such compositions are disclosed. The compositions are comprised of an active ingredient coated with one or more non-oil soluble polymers that hinder degradation of the active ingredient by other ingredients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Inventors: John M. Atkinson, Lei Liu, Melissa G. Olds, Franklin N. Keeney
  • Patent number: 8133869
    Abstract: The present invention refers to biocidal mixtures with disinfecting and microbicidal activity which also enhance root growth, containing as active ingredients poly[beta(1,4)-2-amino-2-deoxyglucopyranose] oligomers as per formula I, and oxidized natural lignin phenols with a low molecular weight. It also refers to agronomically efficient compositions against fungi, bacteria, insects and nematodes which are harmful to plants in agricultural crops, as well as their uses in agriculture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Inventor: Mary Lopretti
  • Publication number: 20110190137
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to methods of inhibiting ethylene responses in plants and plant materials, and particularly relates to methods of inhibiting various ethylene responses including plant maturation and degradation, by exposing plants to cyclopropene derivatives and compositions thereof wherein: 1) at least one substituent on the cyclopropene ring contains a carbocyclic or heterocyclic ring, or 2) a substituent contains silicon, sulfur, phosphorous, or boron, or 3) least one substituent contains from one to four non-hydrogen atoms and at least one substituent contains more than four non-hydrogen atoms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Inventors: Richard Martin Jacobson, Martha Jean Kelly, Fiona Linette Wehmeyer, Karen Anderson Evans
  • Publication number: 20100248962
    Abstract: Compositions for masking the odor of malodorous agricultural products comprise at least one odor-masking agent in an amount effective to reduce the malodor. Methods of controlling malodorous components in agricultural products comprise adding an odor-masking agent to the agricultural products. Advantageous odor-masking agents include “green notes” and are surprisingly and particularly adapted for the masking of phenoxy or phenolic odors such as those produced by the herbicide 2,4-D.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: SMG Brands, Inc.
    Inventor: Kimberly A. WILCZYNSKI
  • Publication number: 20090325808
    Abstract: A formulation having a slightly water soluble ingredient and method for preparing the same are disclosed. The millbase formulation comprises a slightly water soluble ingredient and a dispersant comprising a water soluble or water dispersible, derivative of an alternating copolymer or a salt thereof. The alternating copolymer comprises a residue of a first comonomer and a residue of a second comonomer. In addition, the first comonomer comprises an ?,?-unsaturated oxyacid, or an anhydride or other derivative thereof. Moreover, the second comonomer comprises an olefinic compound containing one or more polymerizable double bonds, or a derivative thereof. Such formulations may be used to inhibit Ostwald ripening in agricultural as well as non-agricultural applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2007
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Inventors: Alan J. Stern, R. Scott Tann, Curtis M. Elsik
  • Publication number: 20080119360
    Abstract: It is described an aqueous composition for the protection and strengthening of plants comprising: polyethylene glycol in a concentration of 2.0 to 10.0 grams per liter of the composition, wherein the polyethylene glycol has a molecular weight of 6000 to 8000 grams/mol; vitamin A or a derivative or precursor thereof, including mixtures of same, in a concentration of 0.1 to 10.0 grams per liter of composition, and, at least a red coloring agent in a concentration of 0.1 to 10.0 grams per liter of composition, wherein said colorant enables the passage of light at wavelengths greater than 600 nanometers. The aqueous composition is very useful to prevent biotic or abiotic factors generating stress in plants, as well as for quickly improving plants that are in this state. In an embodiment of the invention, the aqueous composition comprises at least one glucoside; and/or at least a foliar fertilizer. In addition, it is described the application method for the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2005
    Publication date: May 22, 2008
    Applicant: Centro de Investigacion y Asistencia
    Inventors: Benjamin Rodriguez Garay, Dionicio Urbina Lopez, Jose Manuel Rodriguez Dominguez
  • Publication number: 20070270313
    Abstract: A method for thinning fruit blossoms involving applying an effective amount of a blossom thinning composition to the blossoms and associated living tissue (e.g., nearby buds and leaves) of fruit bearing plants (e.g., fruit trees), the blossom thinning composition comprising eugenol as an active ingredient for the purpose of blossom thinning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2007
    Publication date: November 22, 2007
    Inventors: Thomas Tworkoski, Stephen Miller
  • 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: 7030060
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composition useful for the breaking of rest in deciduous fruit species such as apple species and grape species comprising an organic nitrogen-containing compound having a molecular weight of 60 to 300 with the exception of urea and dinitro-ortho-cresol, an inorganic nitrate rest-breaking agent, and a surfactant. Preferably, the organic nitrogen-containing compound is a choline salt such as choline chloride, the inorganic nitrate rest-breaking agent is selected from the group consisting of potassium nitrate, calcium nitrate, ammonium nitrate, calcium ammonium nitrate, urea ammonium nitrate, zinc ammonium nitrate, and mixtures thereof, and the surfactant is an alkoxylated amine such as Armoblen ®*, and Berol®* compound or an alkoxylated quaternary ammonium compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Assignee: Akzo Nobel N.V.
    Inventors: Brian P. McDonald, Hennie A. Workel
  • Patent number: 6770598
    Abstract: Expression and stability of desirable proteins in transgenic plants are promoted and maintained by treatment with a protein transport enhancer. Preferably, the transgenic plant is a commodity crop that has been modified to express pesticidally effective protein proteins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2004
    Assignee: LTA Resources Management
    Inventor: James Lackey
  • Patent number: 6720289
    Abstract: The present invention provides a formulation for increasing the synthesis and accumulation of essential oil in aromatic plants and other plants. The formulation disclosed herein comprises a resistance inducer, such as an isomer of amino butyric acid or another amino acid, which is capable of increasing the synthesis of essential oil in an aromatic plant. The formulation may further comprise secondary metabolites as well as a carrier. Aromatic plants that may be used in the present invention include, but are not limited to, rose-scented geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) and menthol mint (Mentha arvensis). The present invention also provides a method of increasing the essential oil content in aromatic crops and other plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2004
    Assignee: Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
    Inventors: Alok Kalra, Neetu Katiyar, Sushil Kumar, Suman Preet Singh Khanuja
  • Patent number: 6667278
    Abstract: Non steroidal mimetics or analogues of brassinosteroids such as brassinolide include two bicyclic subunits each having a vicinal diol group and a polar unit and linked by a linking moiety such that the vicinal diol groups and polar unit are closely superimposable on corresponding functional groups in the brassinosteroid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2003
    Assignee: University Technologies International Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas G. Back, Richard P. Pharis, Denise L. Andersen, Gabriel Sung
  • Publication number: 20030078165
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for creating, manipulating, modifying and enhancing floral scent component to plants and cut flowers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2002
    Publication date: April 24, 2003
    Applicant: Ball Horticultural Company
    Inventors: Alan Blowers, Natalia Dudareva
  • Patent number: 6506707
    Abstract: Herbicidal compositions containing plant essential oils and mixtures or blends thereof. In addition, the present invention is directed to a method for controlling weeds and grasses by applying a herbicidally-effective amount of the above herbicidal compositions to a locus where weed and grass control is desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2003
    Assignee: Ecosmart Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven M. Bessette
  • Publication number: 20020115570
    Abstract: Non steroidal mimetics or analogues of brassinosteroids such as brassinolide include two bicyclic subunits each having a vicinal diol group and a polar unit and linked by a linking moiety such that the vicinal diol groups and polar unit are closely superimposable on corresponding functional groups in the brassinosteroid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2001
    Publication date: August 22, 2002
    Inventors: Thomas G. Back, Richard P. Pharis, Denise L. Andersen, Gabriel Sung
  • Publication number: 20010044383
    Abstract: It consists of using a precursor compound of cyclic AMP, or an inhibitor compound of the enzymes of the Phosphodiesterases family, or a stimulating compound of the enzymes of the Adenyl-Cyclase family, or an agonist compound of the &bgr;-adrenergic receptors to which arachidonic acid or a prostaglandin is added. The composition object of the invention can be presented mixed with mineral fertilizers (such as amonic nitrate, monopotassium phosphate, etc.), with phytoregulators (such as cytoquinines, auxines, giberelines, polyamines, n-ethanolamines, sugars . . . ) or with any type of phytosanitary product (such as fungicides, herbicides etc.). The composition object of the invention can be formulated with tensoactive agents (such as Tween 80), moistening agents etc. The composition object of the invention can be applied to any species of plant and at any point in its life cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2001
    Publication date: November 22, 2001
    Applicant: INABONOS S.A.
    Inventors: Josemaria Garcia-Mina Freire, Santiago Cenoz Imaz
  • Patent number: 6300282
    Abstract: A preferred technique for increasing potato crop yields and/or minimizing nitrate leaching of potato crop acreage involves the application of surfactant at planting to the soil adjacent a seed potato. In an alternative method of the present invention, surfactant is applied after planting to the top or shoulder of the hill in which a potato plant is growing. The improved potato crop yields of the present invention are believed to result of the maintenance of soil moisture levels near the potato plant root zone and/or the prevention of nitrogen and other nutrient-leaching from the potato plant root zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2001
    Assignee: Platte Chemical Company, a Nebraska corporation
    Inventor: Eric Thomas Cooley
  • Patent number: 6140274
    Abstract: Dihalopropene compounds of the general formula: ##STR1## wherein R.sup.1 is substituted alkyl; R.sup.2, R.sup.3 and R.sup.4 are each independently halogen, alkyl, haloalkyl, alkoxy, haloalkoxy, nitro or cyano; A is O, S(O).sub.t or NR.sup.14 in which R.sup.14 is H or alkyl and t is 0 to 2; B is substituted alkylene, alkenylene or alkynylene; r is 0 to 2; X's are each independently halogen; Y is O, S or NH; Z is O, S or NR.sup.25 in which R.sup.25 is H, acetyl or alkyl, which are useful as active ingredients of insecticidal/acaricidal agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2000
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventors: Hiroshi Ikegami, Keiichi Izumi, Masaya Suzuki, Noriyasu Sakamoto, Hirotaka Takano
  • Patent number: 5693591
    Abstract: Activity promoting additives (alkoxylated amines and alkoxylated quaternary ammonium compounds) for rest-breaking agents are disclosed. Further, rest-breaking compositions comprising these additives and a rest-breaking agent are also disclosed. Finally, a process for breaking the rest of deciduous fruit trees is disclosed. The activity promoting additives enhance the activity of rest-breaking agents thereby leading to improvements in the yields and quality of fruit from deciduous fruit trees in regions which have mild winter weather conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 2, 1997
    Assignee: Akzo Nobel N.V.
    Inventors: Michael Shaun North, Robert Jan Butselaar
  • Patent number: 5525576
    Abstract: The efficacy of plant growth regulating agents and systemic insecticides for plants are enhanced by applying the agent in combination with a product from the oxidation of a hull-free, pentose-containing extract from seed hulls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1996
    Inventors: Luis R. Medina-Vega, Joseph A. Hickey, Lewis E. Dillon
  • Patent number: 5344811
    Abstract: A method for dispensing an emulsion or a water soluble composition in an aqueous medium comprising the steps of introducing said water soluble composition and at least one non-ionic or anionic surfactant into water so that the resulting concentration of surfactant or surfactant mixture in the water is less than the critical micelle concentration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 6, 1994
    Assignee: Kiwi Brands Inc
    Inventors: Charles J. Bunczk, Peter A. Burke