Hydrocarbons Patents (Class 504/357)
  • Patent number: 10351490
    Abstract: Disclosed are adsorption complexes that include 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) and a metal coordination polymer network (MCPN), wherein the MCPN is a porous material, and the 1-MCP is adsorbed into the MCPN. Also disclosed are kits for containing 1-MCP that include the adsorption complex in a 1-MCP-impermeable package. Also disclosed are methods of releasing 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) from the kit that include the application of aqueous fluids, heat, and/or pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: AGROFRESH INC.
    Inventor: Nazir Mir
  • Patent number: 10207968
    Abstract: Disclosed are adsorption complexes that include 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) and a metal coordination polymer network (MCPN), wherein the MCPN is a porous material, and the 1-MCP is adsorbed into the MCPN. Also disclosed are kits for containing 1-MCP that include the adsorption complex in a 1-MCP-impermeable package. Also disclosed are methods of releasing 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) from the kit that include the application of aqueous fluids, heat, and/or pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: AGROFRESH INC.
    Inventor: Nazir Mir
  • Patent number: 10159252
    Abstract: This invention is related to compounds and/or compositions useful against pathogens affecting meats, plants, or plant parts. In one embodiment, the provided compounds are products of certain oxaborole moieties. In a further embodiment, the compound comprises certain halogen substitutions on the boron atom. Delivery systems are also provided to take advantage of their fungicidal activity and/or volatile nature of these compounds and/or compositions. In another embodiment, the compounds disclosed have herbicidal activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: AGROFRESH INC.
    Inventor: Richard M. Jacobson
  • Patent number: 9974300
    Abstract: This invention is based on the use of cyclopropene to stabilize/enhance yield/seed production for corn inbred lines known to be stress-susceptible. Inbred corn lines are especially susceptible to environmental and mechanical stresses. Provided are methods and use of cyclopropene to enhance production of inbred seed from inbreds especially susceptible to stress. Also provided are methods and use of cyclopropene to enhance production of hybrid seed from inbreds susceptible to environmental stress. Also provided are methods and use of cyclopropene to enhance production of hybrid seed from inbreds susceptible to mechanical stress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Agrofresh Inc.
    Inventor: Alan Ward Green
  • Patent number: 9908827
    Abstract: Disclosed are adsorption complexes that include 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) and a metal coordination polymer network (MCPN), wherein the MCPN is a porous material, and the 1-MCP is adsorbed into the MCPN. Also disclosed are kits for containing 1-MCP that include the adsorption complex in a 1-MCP-impermeable package. Also disclosed are methods of releasing 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) from the kit that include the application of aqueous fluids, heat, and/or pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: AGROFRESH INC.
    Inventor: Nazir Mir
  • Patent number: 9839215
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to methods of using 1-naphthaleneacetic acid (NAA), or a salt thereof, alone or in combination with aminoethoxyvinylglycine (AVG), or a salt thereof, on oil palm before harvest to increase oil production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: VALENT BIOSCIENCES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andrew Rath, Peter D. Petracek, Johnny Lopez, Max G. Villalobos Acuna, Gregory D. Venburg, Warren E. Shafer
  • Patent number: 9155299
    Abstract: Provided are a device comprising (a) a three-dimensional structure comprising a plurality of fibers, and (b) powder particles contained in and/or affixed to said structure, wherein said powder particles comprise one or more volatile compound in an encapsulation complex with a molecular encapsulation agent, a method for releasing a volatile compound from a molecular encapsulation complex using such a device, and an apparatus or system for performing such a method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: AGROFRESH INC.
    Inventors: Richard Martin Jacobson, Bennett Clayton Ward, Jian Xiang
  • Patent number: 9005657
    Abstract: In-situ methods of applying ethylene response manipulation formulations are disclosed. The formulations comprise at least one ethylene response manipulation agent which is at least partially encapsulated, a polyol liquid medium, or a hydrogel medium, or a combination of polyol and hydrogel medium. A preferred ethylene response manipulation agent is 1-methylcyclopropene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventor: Nazir Mir
  • Publication number: 20150087520
    Abstract: Provided are systems and methods for solvent-free delivery of volatile compounds, where an energy source is used to release the volatile compounds. The systems and methods provided herein have at least one advantage of (1) no solvent (for example water) is required; (2) immediate release of volatile compounds (for example 1-MCP can be released from HAIP within milliseconds or seconds instead of minutes or hours of the existing method using water); and/or (3) instantly starting and stopping the delivery of the volatile compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Tirthankar Ghosh
  • Patent number: 8986723
    Abstract: A composition comprising (a) a non-aqueous pourable fluid, (b) droplets dispersed in said pourable fluid (a), wherein said droplets comprise (i) a non-aqueous continuous phase that is a solid or that is a liquid of high viscosity and (ii) solid particles dispersed in said continuous phase (i), wherein said solid particles (ii) have median size as measured by the largest dimension of 100 micrometers or less, and wherein said solid particles (ii) comprise one or more cyclopropene compound and one or more molecular encapsulating agent. Also, a method of treating plants or plant parts involving bringing such a composition into contact with plants or plant parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Richard M. Jacobson, Yueqian Zhen
  • Publication number: 20150080219
    Abstract: There is provided a powder composition comprising a collection of particles (I) having median particle diameter of 10 micrometers to 200 micrometers, wherein each of said particles (I) comprises (a) a covering of a fatty compound having melting point of 50° C. to 110° C. and (b) one or more inner particles (II) comprising one or more complex that contains a cyclopropene compound molecule or a portion of a cyclopropene compound molecule encapsulated in a molecule of a molecular encapsulating agent. Also provided is a slurry comprising water and such a powder. Also provided is a method of contacting plants or plant parts with such a slurry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: ROHM AND HAAS COMPANY
    Inventors: Yueqian Zhen, Jeffrey A. Coles
  • Publication number: 20140349853
    Abstract: This invention is related to use of a volatile antimicrobial compound against pathogens affecting meats, plants, or plant parts. The volatile antimicrobial compounds provided include certain oxaborole compounds, for example benzoxaboroles. Delivery systems are provided to take advantage of the volatile nature of these antimicrobial compounds. Also combinations with a volatile plant growth regulator, for example 1-methylcyclopropene, are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Maclean, David H. Young, Richard M. Jacobson, Maurice C. Yap, Rodrigo A. Cifuentes, Donald H. DeVries, Joseph D. Eckelbarger
  • Publication number: 20140342910
    Abstract: In-situ methods of applying ethylene response manipulation formulations are disclosed. The formulations comprise at least one ethylene response manipulation agent which is at least partially encapsulated, a polyol liquid medium, or a hydrogel medium, or a combination of polyol and hydrogel medium. A preferred ethylene response manipulation agent is 1-methylcyclopropene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventor: Nazir Mir
  • Publication number: 20140326620
    Abstract: A package for storing or containing at least one ethylene response manipulation agent such as 1-methylcyclopropene is disclosed. The package can have multiple film layers, but preferably the outer layer comprises a polymer at least partially soluble when contacted with an aqueous media, and the inner layer comprising an ethylene response manipulation agent permeable film structure. Aerosols comprising the ethylene response manipulation agents are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventor: Nazir Mir
  • 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
    Applicant: DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: Lindsey G. Fischer, Erich W. Baum, Gary D. Crouse, Carl DeAmicis, Beth Lorsbach, Jeff Petkus, Thomas C. Sparks, Gregory T. Whiteker
  • Publication number: 20140256556
    Abstract: This disclosure features a method for promoting the health of a plant (controlling diseases caused by fungal infection) which comprises applying a composition comprising a paraffinic oil to the root tissue of the plant. The composition also comprises an emulsifier and optionally a pigment, a silicone surfactant, an anti-settling agent as well as a conventional chemical fungicide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Suncor Energy Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Fefer, Jun Liu
  • Patent number: 8822382
    Abstract: Ethylene response manipulation formulations are disclosed. The formulations comprise at least one ethylene response manipulation agent which is at least partially encapsulated, a polyol liquid medium, or a hydrogel medium, or a combination of polyol and hydrogel medium. A preferred ethylene response manipulation agent is 1-methylcyclopropene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventor: Nazir Mir
  • Publication number: 20140235447
    Abstract: The subject invention is based on unexpected more than additive effect of multiple applications of at least one cyclopropene on crop yield as compared to single applications. Provided are methods of increasing yield of a plant comprising contacting the plant with multiple applications of a cyclopropene. In one aspect, the method comprises (a) contacting the plant with a first composition comprising a cyclopropene; and (b) contacting the plant with a second composition comprising a cyclopropene; thereby increasing the yield of the plant in comparison to a plant not contacted with the first composition and/or the second composition. In another aspect, the method comprises contacting the plant with two or more separate applications of a composition comprising at least one cyclopropene thereby increasing the yield of the plant in comparison to a plant not treated or contacted with two or more separate applications of a composition comprising at least one cyclopropene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicants: Syngenta Crop Protection LLC, AgroFresh Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy MALEFYT, Andrew John LEADBEATER
  • Patent number: 8802140
    Abstract: In-situ methods of applying ethylene response manipulation formulations are disclosed. The formulations comprise at least one ethylene response manipulation agent which is at least partially encapsulated, a polyol liquid medium, or a hydrogel medium, or a combination of polyol and hydrogel medium. A preferred ethylene response manipulation agent is 1-methylcyclopropene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Inventor: Nazir Mir
  • Publication number: 20140200144
    Abstract: The instant invention relates to identification of certain genes in potatoes, which are activated by treatment of said potatoes with a preselected dosage of a lower alkyl naphthalene, especially 1,4 dimethyl naphthalene. The activation of these genes produces a dormancy-like state in said potatoes. Particular embodiments relate to the identification of dehydration-resistant genes in said potatoes, which were also activated by said treatment with a lower alkyl naphthalene, such as 1,4 dimethyl naphthalene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: 1,4 GROUP, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Campbell, Addie Waxman, James Zalewski
  • Publication number: 20140121109
    Abstract: In-situ methods of applying ethylene response manipulation formulations are disclosed. The formulations comprise at least one ethylene response manipulation agent which is at least partially encapsulated, a polyol liquid medium, or a hydrogel medium, or a combination of polyol and hydrogel medium. A preferred ethylene response manipulation agent is 1-methylcyclopropene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventor: Nazir Mir
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140080712
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions, methods and materials for delivering a cyclopropene or other active ingredient to a plant. Provided are compositions comprising double encapsulated particles having a waxy coating and being imbedded in a resin matrix. Such double encapsulated particles are further coated with Pickering particles and suspended in an oil. The double encapsulated particles comprise a volatile compound (for example, 1-MCP complex powder) as an active ingredient. Also provided are methods for preparing such compositions and methods for using such compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventors: Christine Lihong Lao, Shiling Zhang, Christian Guy Becker, Taylor Xiao Yi Pang, Tong Sun, Xiuhan Grace Yang
  • Publication number: 20140080711
    Abstract: Compositions for delivering an active ingredient include particles comprising an active ingredient (for example, 1-MCP complex powder) imbedded in a resin matrix, the particles being suspended in an oil medium. Methods for preparing such compositions include blending an active ingredient with a resin at a temperature higher than the melting point of the resin to provide a blend; dispersing the blend into an oil medium at a temperature higher than the melting point of the resin to provide a dispersion comprising dispersed particles in the oil medium; and consolidating the dispersed particles to provide consolidated particles comprising a solid matrix of the resin impregnated with the active ingredient. Methods of using such compositions include mixing the compositions with an aqueous medium to provide an emulsion or slurry and either contacting plants or plant parts with the emulsion or placing the emulsion near plants or plant parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventors: Shiling Zhang, Christian Guy Becker, Yunfei Yan, Yutian Shi, Yongchun Chen, Thomas H. Kalantar, Yueqian Zhen, Xiuhan Grace Yang, Christopher John Tucker
  • Publication number: 20140080710
    Abstract: Provided are compositions comprising a collection of coated particles, wherein the coated particles comprises an active ingredient dispersed in an resin matrix; and a coating comprising at least one hydrophobic compound. Also provided are methods for preparing compositions comprising: (a) blending an active ingredient (for example, 1-MCP complex powder) with resin at the temperature slightly over the melting point of the resin; (b) dispersing the blend into an oil medium containing hydrophobic particles by shearing and obtain an oil dispersion; and (c) consolidating the resin particles by cooling. Thus, the active ingredient (for example, 1-MCP complex powder) is imbedded in the resin matrix spheres, and the hydrophobic particles, which also serve as Pickering emulsifier to stabilize the matrix spheres, form a coating layer around the matrix spheres to provide protection against water. Thus, the sphere is composed of the “Pickering” particle and resin matrix, in which the active ingredient is imbedded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventors: Shiling Zhang, Christian Guy Becker, Yunfei Yan, Yongchun Chen
  • Publication number: 20140066310
    Abstract: This invention relates to the use of an ethylene synthesis or perception inhibitor for treating stressed or unstressed banana plant or plant parts in the field prior to harvest. Because the pre-mature ripening is triggered by ethylene produced by the plant, such inhibitor can be sprayed or gassed on the fruit while it is in the plantation (on the tree) to protect and avoid the pre-mature ripening of fruit left on for the full growth period of 12-14 weeks (instead of 11 weeks or less). The invention, therefore, enables the banana growers to leave the fruit on the tree for the full growth period (even under certain stress), thereby gaining a yield benefit without the problem of pre-mature ripening in transit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: ROHM AND HAAS COMPANY
    Inventors: Todd Bryan Edgington, Timothy Maleyt, Alvaro R. Urena-Padilla
  • 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: 8629086
    Abstract: The instant invention relates to compositions and methods for the control of nematodes and soil borne diseases using compositions comprising high terpene containing oils and one or more surfactants. The invention also relates to methods for increasing the wetted soil volume available for water utilization by plant roots using the disclosed compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Oro Agri, Inc.
    Inventor: Erroll M. Pullen
  • Publication number: 20140011679
    Abstract: Ethylene response manipulation formulations are disclosed. The formulations comprise at least one ethylene response manipulation agent which is at least partially encapsulated, a polyol liquid medium, or a hydrogel medium, or a combination of polyol and hydrogel medium. A preferred ethylene response manipulation agent is 1-methylcyclopropene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventor: Nazir Mir
  • Publication number: 20130345060
    Abstract: This invention is related to granule formulations of a molecular complex comprising a volatile compound, where no adjuvant/binder is required in such granule formulations. In addition, it is surprising that use of molecular sieve destabilizes the granule formulations provided herein, thus no molecular sieve is required. Provided are methods for preparing granule formulations of a molecular complex comprising a volatile compound, and compositions comprising such granule formulations. In addition, methods of treating plant or plant parts using compositions disclosed herein are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: Christian Guy Becker, Bridget Marie Stevens, Mark Linden Dahmer
  • 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: 8580708
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to cryoprotection of plants. The compositions and methods disclosed herein provide a means for protecting plants from frost or freeze damage or death due to sudden exposure to low temperature conditions. The present disclosure further relates to methods for providing cryoprotection to plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama
    Inventors: David Francko, Kenneth G. Wilson, Qingshun Quinn Li, Maria Alejandra Equiza
  • Patent number: 8580140
    Abstract: There is provided a composition comprising (a) one or more cyclopropene complex, and (b) 0-10% water by weight based on the weight of said composition, wherein the mole ratio of cyclopropene in said composition to molecular encapsulating agent in said composition is 0.92:1 or higher, or wherein the composition is in the form of a powder and, in a two-dimensional image of a representative sample of said powder, 20% or more of the area of the images of the particles of said cyclopropene complex, based on the area of all the images of all the particles of said cyclopropene complex in said image of said sample, is in the form of particles of said cyclopropene complex that have width dimension of 10 micrometers or larger. Also provided is a process for making a composition comprising cyclopropene complex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Richard Martin Jacobson, Philip John Ranly
  • Publication number: 20130298290
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to novel methods of increasing the abiotic environmental stress tolerance of a plant, to methods of improving the quality and/or yield of a plant crop, to methods of application of a cyclopropene such as 1-MCP to a plant, and to crops produced using said methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: SYNGENTA CROP PROTECTION LLC
    Inventors: Ulrich Johannes Haas, Christophe Weider, Ronald Zeun, David Charles Ross, Daniel Warden Kidder, Yueqian Zhen, Tim Malefyt
  • Publication number: 20130281296
    Abstract: Compounds and methods that release 1-methylcyclopropene, 1-trifluoromethylcyclopropene, and other substituted cyclopropenes are disclosed. The compounds and methods overcome present limitations for storage, transportation, and application of the cyclopropene containing compounds by using light, including sunlight, and/or heat as the primary release trigger. Additional products released include innocuous gases and value added aryl-group compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventors: Cheryl D. Stevenson, John Perrin Davis
  • Patent number: 8541344
    Abstract: A composition is provided that contains a cyclopropene and a metal-complexing agent. Also provided is a method that includes contacting such compositions to plants or plant parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Edward Charles Kostansek, Bridget Marie Stevens
  • Patent number: 8524260
    Abstract: The invention consists of a method for manufacturing an aqueous formulation containing at least one oil, and comprising the steps of mixing at least one associative polymer, one oil, and water, encapsulating the oil by increasing the pH to a value greater than 8, potentially precipitating the mixture by reducing the pH to a value less than 6, and potentially isolating the resulting particles by removing the water. The aqueous formulations, as with the aqueous dispersions, and the resulting solid particles constitute other objects of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Coatex S.A.S.
    Inventors: Jean Moro, David Platel, Jean-Marc Suau, Olivier Guerret
  • Publication number: 20130065764
    Abstract: A composition comprising (a) a non-aqueous pourable fluid, (b) droplets dispersed in said pourable fluid (a), wherein said droplets comprise (i) a non-aqueous continuous phase that is a solid or that is a liquid of high viscosity and (ii) solid particles dispersed in said continuous phase (i), wherein said solid particles (ii) have median size as measured by the largest dimension of 100 micrometers or less, and wherein said solid particles (ii) comprise one or more cyclopropene compound and one or more molecular encapsulating agent. Also, a method of treating plants or plant parts involving bringing such a composition into contact with plants or plant parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: ROHM AND HAAS COMPANY
    Inventors: Richard M. Jacobson, Yueqian Zhen
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8314051
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for directly preparing in situ 1-methylcyclopropene which inhibits the action of ethylene of accelerating the ripening process of plants, which comprises reacting a predetermined 1-methylcyclopropene precursor represented by the following Formula 2 or 3 with a base or fluoride anion material, and applying the 1-methylcyclopropene to plants: wherein Me, Et, R1, R2 and X are defined in the specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Erum Biotechnologies Inc.
    Inventor: Sang-Ku Yoo
  • Publication number: 20120272572
    Abstract: Provided are a device comprising (a) a three-dimensional structure comprising a plurality of fibers, and (b) powder particles contained in and/or affixed to said structure, wherein said powder particles comprise one or more volatile compound in an encapsulation complex with a molecular encapsulation agent, a method for releasing a volatile compound from a molecular encapsulation complex using such a device, and an apparatus or system for performing such a method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventors: Richard Martin Jacobson, Bennett Clayton Ward, Jian Xiang
  • Publication number: 20120264606
    Abstract: There is provided a composition comprising an oil medium, wherein particles are suspended in said oil medium, wherein said particles comprise cyclopropene and molecular encapsulating agent, and wherein said particles have median size, as measured by the largest dimension, of 50 micrometer or less. Also provided are a method of making such a composition and a method of treating plants by contact with such a composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventor: Edward Charles Kostansek
  • Patent number: 8273687
    Abstract: Provided are methods, kits and compositions for killing, controlling or suppressing a plant by administering to surfaces of the plant a herbicide composition comprising a herbicidally effective limonene component and an emulsifying agent in an aqueous emulsion, wherein the composition has a pH greater than 5. Also provided are methods, kits and compositions for killing, controlling or suppressing a plant, comprising administering to surfaces of the plant a herbicide composition comprising a herbicidally effective limonene component and an emulsifying agent in an aqueous emulsion, wherein the composition includes a wetting agent. Also provided are methods, kits and compositions for killing, controlling or suppressing a plant, comprising administering to surfaces of the plant a herbicide composition comprising a herbicidally effective limonene component and an emulsifying agent in an aqueous emulsion, wherein the composition has a pH greater than 5 and includes a wetting agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Cutting Edge Formulations, Inc.
    Inventors: Olav Messerschmidt, Joseph Jankauskas, Frank Smith
  • Publication number: 20120142534
    Abstract: In a first aspect of the present invention, there is provided a method of improving the cultivation of rice in a paddy comprising adding a granular composition to the water in said paddy, wherein said granular composition comprises one or more cyclopropene compound encapsulated in a molecular encapsulation agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Inventors: Mark Linden Dahmer, Jason Lee Alford
  • Publication number: 20120108431
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and composition for improving the efficacy of a plant growth regulator by the use of, particularly but not exclusively, anthranilic acid in combination with an additional agrochemically acceptable additive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: TAMINCO, NAAMLOZE VENNOOTSCHAP
    Inventors: Richard Williams, Peter Roose, Johan Josef De Saegher
  • Patent number: 8153561
    Abstract: Provided are methods, kits and compositions suitable for use in organic production for killing, controlling or suppressing a plant by administering to surfaces of the plant a herbicide composition comprising a herbicidally effective limonene component and an emulsifying agent in an aqueous emulsion, wherein the composition has a pH greater than 5. Also provided are methods, kits and compositions for killing, controlling or suppressing a plant, comprising administering to surfaces of the plant a herbicide composition comprising a herbicidally effective limonene component and an emulsifying agent in an aqueous emulsion, wherein the composition includes a wetting agent and an optional oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Cutting Edge Formulations, Inc.
    Inventors: Olav Messerschmidt, Joseph Jankauskas
  • Publication number: 20120010078
    Abstract: This invention relates to a new formulation activating the absorption of mineral nutrients by plants. Consequently, it has also an effect on the metabolization of these mineral compounds by the plant. These formulations that have been discovered with this property activating nutrient absorption have as main component the compounds represented by general formula 1 CH3—S—CH2—CH2—CH(OR1)—COR2??1 where R1 is selected from the group formed by hydrogen, alkyl rests, (preferably methyl or ethyl), and aryl: while R2 is selected from the group formed by hydroxyl, amides, alkyl rest esters (preferably methyl or ethyl), or aryl. When the rest is hydroxyl, acid salts with monovalent cations, preferably Na+ and K+, polyvalent cations, preferably Cu++ and Fe+++, and electropositive organic compounds such as amines (e.g., ethanolamine) are also considered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Applicant: Inabonos, S.A.
    Inventors: Jose Maria Garcia-Mina, Fabrice Houdusse, Angel Zamarreño, Esther Casanova
  • Publication number: 20120004108
    Abstract: There is provided a powder composition comprising a collection of particles (I) having median particle diameter of 10 micrometers to 200 micrometers, wherein each of said particles (I) comprises (a) a covering of a fatty compound having melting point of 50° C. to 110° C. and (b) one or more inner particles (II) comprising one or more complex that contains a cyclopropene compound molecule or a portion of a cyclopropene compound molecule encapsulated in a molecule of a molecular encapsulating agent. Also provided is a slurry comprising water and such a powder. Also provided is a method of contacting plants or plant parts with such a slurry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Inventor: Yueqian Zhen
  • Publication number: 20110230353
    Abstract: A water-dispersible particle is provided that includes struvite in an amount ranging from 5% to 99.9% by weight of the total dry weight of the particle. A binder component is present in an amount from 1% to 95% by weight. The struvite and the binder component on that contact with water causes particle dispersion into more than 100 pieces. A process for making a water-dispersible particle includes mechanical aggregation of a struvite into a pellet. A binder component is present in the particle in an amount ranging from 1% to 95% by weight. The struvite and the binder component are present in a form such that contact with water causes particle dispersion into more than 100 pieces. The particle is then dried and ready to be applied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Inventors: Charles W. Anderson, Timothy D. Birthisel
  • 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