Mammal Patents (Class 514/920)
  • Patent number: 8834908
    Abstract: A pest-combating composition including sodium lauryl sulfate and one or more of C6-12 fatty acids, preferably lauric and/or capric and/or caprylic acid, soy methyl ester, and 2-undecanone, and methods of combating pests utilizing same, are disclosed. The compositions can include a carrier oil such as silicon oil, soy methyl ester, or a vegetable oil, and can be in the form of an emulsion. The composition may be constituted as a spray composition, an aerosol, a lotion, a paste, or another compositional form. Pests that may be usefully combated with such composition include flying insects, including flies, mosquitoes, and wasps, ants, including arthropods such as fire ants, ticks, fleas, cockroaches, silver fish, thrips, gnats, aphids, Japanese beetles, and agricultural and horticultural arthropods and insects including beetles (potato and bean), flea beetles, fleahoppers, squash bugs, slugs, leaf hoppers, harlequin bugs, milk weed bugs, spiders, mites, lice, rodents, and deer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: HOMS, LLC
    Inventor: Allen Jones
  • Patent number: 8680121
    Abstract: This document discloses molecules having the following formula (Formula One) and processes related thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences, LLC.
    Inventors: Negar Garizi, Maurice C. H. Yap, Tony K. Trullinger, CaSandra Lee McLeod, Paul Renee LePlae, Jr., Timothy C. Johnson, Ricky Hunter, John F. Daeuble, Sr., Ann M. Buysse
  • Patent number: 8431144
    Abstract: The invention provides materials, compositions, methods, and kits for deterring or repelling animals from eating plant materials. The invention relates to the use of particulate matter to deter animals from eating plant materials that are susceptible to grazing by animals. In exemplary embodiments, an adhesive is applied to target plant material and the particulate matter is then applied prior to curing or drying of the adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Inventor: Tracy D. Wilkins
  • Patent number: 7947298
    Abstract: An animal repellent composition is disclosed that comprises a carrier base and a repellent material. The carrier base and the repellent material are mixed together in a resulting formulation that is used to provide a natural means of deterring unwanted pests and animals from the area in which the composition is used. The composition may also be used as an animal attractant depending on the formulation of the mixed materials. The formulation of the composition can be varied to produce mixtures with different consistencies and properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Inventor: Gregory A. La Torre
  • Patent number: 7875281
    Abstract: The present invention is a composition and method for repelling moles, voles, gophers, chipmunks and armadillos by applying a composition comprising castor oil, yellow grease and sodium lauryl sulfate to plant materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Liquid Holding Co., Inc.
    Inventor: George J. Ferko, IV
  • Patent number: 7704519
    Abstract: A composition for application to exterior surfaces, such as trees, so as to prevent animal damage to the exterior surface, has asphalt and denatonium benzoate mixed together. The denatonium benzoate is 1% to 50% by weight of the total composition. The asphalt is between 50% and 60% of the total composition. Naphtha and dimethyl ether are further components of the total composition. The composition is sprayable onto the exterior surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Inventor: John Baldwin
  • Patent number: 7510722
    Abstract: An aerosol tiny mist hazer apparatus. The apparatus has an aerosol can that contains about 10% by weight Methyl Anthranilate oil and about 90% by weight of an isobutane and propane propellant mixture. The apparatus has an aerosol valve with a vapor tap at the top and having a fine aerosol nozzle for producing a fine, evenly dispersed and stable haze having particle sizes less than 20 microns (in the form of a breathable haze) for use in maintaining birds flying away.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2009
    Inventor: Gary Crawford
  • Patent number: 7462364
    Abstract: A system and method for repelling and deterring animals, and particularly deer, includes devices to trigger each of the animal's senses of taste, smell, sound, sight, and touch. When an animal's presence if sensed, each device is triggered in sequence, with the sequence capable of being changed to reinforce the repelling and deterring effect on the animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2008
    Assignee: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald G. Bell
  • Patent number: 7384647
    Abstract: The present invention is a composition and method for repelling moles, voles, gophers, chipmunks and armadillos by applying a composition comprising castor oil, yellow grease and sodium lauryl sulfate to plant materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Assignee: Liquid Holding Company, Inc.
    Inventor: George Ferko, IV
  • Patent number: 7179455
    Abstract: The invention relates to a bait matrix which includes a gelling agent and a pesticide. The bait matrix is useful for controlling pests by attracting and poisoning them. The gel matrix is substantially weatherproof and hence can be used when exposed to the weather.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2007
    Assignee: Kiwicare Corporation Limited
    Inventor: Robert John Marshall
  • Patent number: 7067142
    Abstract: A packaged animal poison includes a binder/rodenticide/bait mix molded into a cellulosic housing. The housing is covered with a removable cover. The housing defines an internal cavity in which the rodenticide is disposed, a lower wall extending laterally beyond the cavity, and an outer lower surface with adhesive at its underside. The package itself may also contain rodent attractant material and/or a human aversion agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: James W. Yonker, Nathan R. Westphal, Michael J. Skalitzky, Brian T. Davis, Dingwen Li
  • Patent number: 6867232
    Abstract: A gel-like resin molded article contained in a volatilization control container is provided. A gelled drug containing allyl isothiocyanate and a resin base is contained in a container, and the container is provided with an opening portion which occupies a contact area between the gelled drug and air in the proportion of 0.01 to 50%. Alternatively, the container is made of a thermoplastic resin film whose permeability to allyl isothiocyanate is from 0.05 to 10 mg/cm2 day. The molded article controls the volatilization rate and volatilization time period of allyl isothiocyanate by gelling allyl isothiocyanate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2005
    Assignee: Dai-Ichi Kogyo Seiaku Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hironori Kataoka, Satoshi Hiratsuna
  • Patent number: 6749862
    Abstract: A method and composition for deterring wood damage, such as caused by woodpeckers. The method includes blending Isophorone with an epoxy resin and acrylic based sealant to form a resin composition and mixing the resin composition with a solvent resistant epoxy hardener to form a coating material. The coating material is then used to coat a wood surface to seal and coat the wood for deterring woodpecker damage to the wood. The composition may include clay and flocculated silica thickeners therein. The coating composition includes Isophorone blended with an epoxy resin and micro-capsules of acrylic and is mixed with a solvent resistant epoxy hardener. The Isophorone will not blend with the epoxy compound but blends with the acrylic resin and disperses throughout the coating composition. The solvent resistant epoxy hardener is used in connection with the epoxy compound, acrylic resin and solvent Isophorone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2004
    Inventor: Phillip G. Landers
  • Patent number: 6652870
    Abstract: An animal controllant comprises a shellfish waste material mixed with a binding agent and applied to plants such that the controllant repels or attracts animals therefrom, depending on the animal desired to be controlled. The shellfish waste material typically comprises shell and/or tissue material of crab, lobster, mussel, shrimp, clam, oyster, and mixtures thereof, and the binding agent typically comprises clay, corn oil and/or ground corn. A colorant such as alfalfa, which may also act as a binder, may also be added to the controllant formulation. The controllant may be applied to plants by itself or with the aid of an adhesive. The repellent may also be applied to a substrate such as a flag or a protective tube, which is then positioned on or about the plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2003
    Inventors: Dan L. Campbell, Joanne M. Campbell, Clinton L. Campbell
  • Patent number: 6641830
    Abstract: A deer repellent to deter deer from eating trees, shrubs and plants. The deer repellent is a mixture of milk, eggs, corn oil and sodium lauryl sulfate. The mixture is blended and applied to the foliage with a sprayer to prevent unwanted deer browse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Inventor: Christopher John Markham
  • Patent number: 6635266
    Abstract: An animal repellent formulation particularly suited to deer and geese, and a method for warding off the animals from a vegetated area. The formulation is an admixture of water, Rosemary oil emulsion and mint oil emulsion. Additional agents can be added, such as a thickener, white distilled vinegar, salt and dry eggs. The formulation can be applied to a support medium, such as clay or a length of rope, and then associated with the vegetation to be protected. The formulation can also be formed into a viscous composition and used in containers near the vegetation to be protected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2003
    Inventor: James Messina
  • Patent number: 6534078
    Abstract: A micro-encapsulated pepper-mustard composition which comprises positioning pepper and mustard mixtures within a cluster of surfactant molecules, i.e. micelles, dispersed in water. This micro-encapsulation process involves first forming the micelles in water by exceeding the given critical micelle concentration for either one, two, or three different surfactant types. The active ingredient, pepper and mustard, is then added to this mixture and subsequently emulsified into small liquid drops in order to facilitate swelling of the micelles by way of migration or diffusion of the active ingredient molecules through the water phase and into the micelles. The resulting encapsulated pepper and mustard is effectively stabilized by the surfactant molecules, and the resulting stabilized micro-encapsulated dispersion will not undergo phase separation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2003
    Assignee: Natural Pest FX, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas M. Strzemiemski, Fortunato J. Micale
  • Patent number: 6475504
    Abstract: What is disclosed is a method for the formation of unique poly(vinyl alcohol) hydrogels, articles that are made from such hydrogels, unique odor-providing pest repellent compositions and their uses to repel pests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2002
    Inventor: Howard Franklin Stewart
  • Patent number: 6471975
    Abstract: A plurality of releasably loaded elastomeric microspheres comprising a plurality of elastomeric microspheres loaded with at least one releasable agriculturally active agent within the optical boundaries of the elastomeric microspheres and post-polymerization addition and in-situ polymerization processes for preparing the releasably loaded elastomeric microspheres are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2002
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: John P. Banovetz, Kent E. Nielsen, Kai Li
  • Publication number: 20020155143
    Abstract: An animal controllant comprises a shellfish waste material mixed with a binding agent and applied to plants such that the controllant repels or attracts animals therefrom, depending on the animal desired to be controlled. The shellfish waste material typically comprises shell and/or tissue material of crab, lobster, mussel, shrimp, clam, oyster, and mixtures thereof, and the binding agent typically comprises clay, corn oil and/or ground corn. A colorant such as alfalfa, which may also act as a binder, may also be added to the controllant formulation. The controllant may be applied to plants by itself or with the aid of an adhesive. The repellent may also be applied to a substrate such as a flag or a protective tube, which is then positioned on or about the plant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2001
    Publication date: October 24, 2002
    Inventors: Dan L. Campbell, Joanne M. Campbell, Clinton L. Campbell
  • Patent number: 6468554
    Abstract: Denatonium benzoate (Bitrex™) dissolves in molten flexible polyvinyl chloride, imparting a bitter flavor to the plastic which discourages rats from gnawing on it. Denatonium benzoate can in all likelihood be added to polymers other than polyvinyl chloride (e.g., polyurethane or polyethylene) either directly or by first dissolving the denatonium benzoate in an organic solvent which is miscible with the chosen polymer and then mixing this solution of organic solvent and denatonium benzoate into a molten solution of the chosen polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2002
    Inventor: Ted Ichino
  • Patent number: 6436423
    Abstract: A product and method for reducing and preventing the ingestion of substrates by avians wherein the substrates are disposed within an avian house. The product is a bird repellent in combination with a substrate disposed within an avian house. As a result of the reduced ingestion of substrates such as litter, healthier avians are achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2002
    Assignee: Arkion Life Sciences
    Inventors: Kenneth E. Ballinger, Jr., Craig W. Henry
  • Publication number: 20020081326
    Abstract: A product and method for reducing and preventing the ingestion of substrates by avians wherein the substrates are disposed within an avian house. The product is a bird repellent in combination with a substrate disposed within an avian house. As a result of the reduced ingestion of substrates such as litter, healthier avians are achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 1999
    Publication date: June 27, 2002
    Inventors: KENNETH E. BALLLINGER, CRAIG W. HENRY
  • Patent number: 6399073
    Abstract: The present invention provides a capsicum containing lachrymator. The lachrymator comprises a nonflammable carrier and capsicum. The nonflammable carrier comprises propylene glycol, ethyl alcohol and water. In one preferred embodiment the lachrymator comprises about 0.3 percent by weight capsicum, about 14.7 percent by weight propylene glycol, about 35 percent by weight ethyl alcohol and about 50 percent by weight water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2002
    Assignee: Defense Technology Corporation of America
    Inventor: Barry D. Pinkney
  • Patent number: 6383508
    Abstract: A deer and geese repellent formulation and method for warding off geese or deer from a shrub or plant. The formulation is an admixture of water, Rosemary oil emulsion, mint oil emulsion, a thickener, white distilled vinegar and dried eggs. The formulation can be applied to a support medium, such as clay or a length of rope, and then associated with the vegetation to be protected. The formulation can also be formed into a viscous composition and used in containers near the vegetation to be protected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2002
    Inventor: James Messina
  • Patent number: 6337081
    Abstract: A rodent repellent system for repelling rodents within enclosed areas while simultaneously providing a pleasant scent. The inventive device includes a container having an opening, a drawstring within the opening of the container, cellulose fiber such as corn cob chips, and a fragrance oil. The fragrance oil preferably has a woodsy floral blend similar to potpourri. The container is preferably of a perforated material or cloth. A storage box having a lid preferably stores one or more of the containers preferably within a sealable plastic bag. The user attaches the container to a member within the vehicle such as a handle for retaining the container is a prominent position. The fragrance oil is retained by the corn cob chips and slowly released through the container. The fragrance oil provides a strong scent that repels rodents and small animals by irritating their respiratory system while simultaneously providing a pleasant scent to humans.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2002
    Inventor: Kari G. Warberg
  • Patent number: 6337078
    Abstract: Controlled release compositions of matter are disclosed comprising complexes for treating a population of one or more aquatic organisms in a column of water. The complexes comprise at least one system wherein the system comprises at least one bioactive agent as a component selected for treating a population of aquatic organisms, at least one carrier component, and at least one coating component for regulating the controlled release rate and release profile of the bioactive agent in water or at least one bioactive agent and one joint-function component that can serve as both a carrier and coating to regulate the controlled release rate and release profile of the bioactive agent in water, with or without optional binder components and/or additional formulation materials. The components are selected to sink or float so that the complexes will permeate and/or remain in any planar or volumetric segment of a water column for a period of time that is sufficient to effectively treat a population of aquatic organisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2002
    Assignee: Lee County Mosquito Control District
    Inventor: Richard Levy
  • Patent number: 6328986
    Abstract: A method for deterring birds from perching, roosting or loafing on plant and structural surfaces by applying to the surfaces a non-toxic composition. The non-toxic composition is one that triggers a physiological aversion mechanism in birds by a visual cue and a post-ingestinal response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2001
    Assignee: Arkion Life Sciences
    Inventor: Kenneth E. Ballinger, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6277889
    Abstract: A molluscicide containing a non-toxic animal repellant and metaldehyde, in which the molluscicidal efficacy of the molluscicide greater than that of the molluscicide if it did not contain repellant. The repellant may be an anthranilate compound or d-pulegone which present at a concentration of up to 1%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2001
    Inventor: Ivor Bowen
  • Patent number: 6254880
    Abstract: A deer repellent formulation and method for warding off a deer from a shrub or plant. The formulation is an admixture of water, eggs, adhesive and animal blood. Hot peppers can also be added to the formula. The formulation can be applied to a support medium such as clay or a length of rope and then associated with the vegetation to be protected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2001
    Inventor: James Messina
  • Patent number: 6184254
    Abstract: Methods of identifying compounds that relax or stimulate arterial tension through their action on perivascular sensory nerve calcium receptors are described. Compounds identified through such methods are useful for the treatment of hypertension, hypotension and other diseases and conditions that alter normal physiological blood pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2001
    Assignee: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Richard D. Bukoski, Ka Bian
  • Patent number: 6159474
    Abstract: A repellant composition for repelling both domesticated and wild animals which comprises between 0.05% and 2% by weight of an essential oil of either black pepper or capsicum and between 0.1% and 10% by weight of an oleoresin of either black pepper or capsicum and an antioxidant in an amount sufficient to stabilize the oleoresin. Preferably, the carrier is a finely divided inert solid material and the composition includes a binder such as lard. The composition can be spread on the ground and maintains its effectiveness over an extended period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2000
    Inventor: Ted Davidson
  • Patent number: 6013669
    Abstract: The instant invention provides a pest repellent composition that provides an effective repelling of pests by applying said pest repellent composition onto the skin of animals or people, in addition to repelling pests by utilizing said pest repellent compositions in certain locations. As such, the pest repellent compositions of the instant invention comprise 2,3,5,6-tetrafluoro-4-methylbenzyl 3-(2-chloro-2-fluorovinyl)-2,2-dimethylcyclopropanecarboxylate as an active ingredient and an inert carrier. In addition, the instant invention provides methods of repelling pests by utilizing 2,3,5,6-tetrafluoro-4-methylbenzyl 3-(2-chloro-2-fluorovinyl)-2,2-dimethylcyclopropanecarboxylate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2000
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventor: Takao Ishiwatari
  • Patent number: 5997894
    Abstract: A flexible coating composition of hard ceramic particles, a binder and a polymer, and a method of making the same is disclosed. The coating composition can withstand an animal attack with pressures.gtoreq.22,000 psi.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1999
    Assignee: Burlington Bio-Medical & Scientific Corp.
    Inventors: Melvin Blum, Michael Roitberg
  • Patent number: 5994298
    Abstract: The present invention provides the methods to isolate the proteins specifically induced apoptosis (programmed cell death) in prostate cancer cells (LNCAP), leukemia cells (HL-60), and breast cancer cells (MCF-70), but without effect in normal human lung fibroblast cells (CCD 39 Lu). P-1 has no effect on breast cancer cells. Five proteins have been isolated from the conditioned media of culture cells: (1) Apogen P-1: the proteins (Apogen P-1a, Apogen P-1b and Apogen P-1c) isolated from the conditioned medium of XC cells are able to induce apoptosis in prostate cancer cells (LNCAP) without effect in normal human lung fibroblast (CCD 39 Lu), colon cancer (T84), breast cancer (MCF-7) and leukemia (HL-60) cells. (2) Apogen P-2: the protein isolated from the conditioned medium of C3H10T1/2 cells is able to induce apoptosis in prostate cancer cells (LNCAP) and breast cancer (MCF-7) without effect in normal human lung fibroblast (CCD 39 Lu) and colon cancer (T84) cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1999
    Inventors: David Tsai, Jenny Yu
  • Patent number: 5885604
    Abstract: A method for deterring birds from damaging planted seeds by applying to the seeds before planting or to the surface of the ground overlying the planted seeds a non-toxic solid coating material which (1) is repellent to the taste of birds and (2) absorbs light having a wave length within the range of 300-400 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1999
    Assignee: DuPont Conagra
    Inventor: Kenneth E. Ballinger, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5783204
    Abstract: A deer repellent formulation and method for warding off a deer from a shrub or plant. The formulation is an admixture of water, eggs, thiram and an adhesive. The formulation can be applied to a support medium such as clay or a length of rope and then associated with the vegetation to be protected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1998
    Inventor: James Messina
  • Patent number: 5756113
    Abstract: Active ingredient containing liquid formulations wherein the active ingredient is made water and oil resistant after application thereof to a substrate by the addition to the formulation of a fluorinated acrylic copolymer. The substrate can be either an animate or inanimate object. Active ingredients include repellents, attractants, pesticides, growth regulators, sunscreen agents, or medicines. The liquid formulations can be aqueous or organic solvent based or a mixture thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1998
    Inventor: Donald W. Kelley
  • Patent number: 5741553
    Abstract: A pet repellant for use on furniture, rugs, upholstery and other water-safe surfaces to deter household pets from chewing, licking, scratching and urinating on the above mentioned surfaces. More particularly, the present invention relates to a non-volatile, odorless pet repellant that will remain on a surface to which it is applied for extended periods of time. Specifically, the pet repellant of the present invention comprises from about 0.005% by weight to about 0.06% by weight bittering agent, from about 0.01% by weight to about 1.0% by weight preservative, and from about 0.0001% by weight to about 0.01% by weight non-staining color. The pet repellant also contains a carrier, such as water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1998
    Assignee: Venus Laboratories, Incorporated
    Inventors: John A. Manolas, Brian D. Olms
  • Patent number: 5705199
    Abstract: A substance produced from a combination of acid based ingredients and a mole attracting herb. Placement of the substance into a mole tunnel attracts the mole and upon contact with the substance becomes repelled by the acid taste.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1998
    Inventor: Bill Maish
  • Patent number: 5698180
    Abstract: Disclosed is a nontoxic piper nigrum and acetic acid liquid lachrymator solution that can be used defensively when dispensed as a spray to reliably fend off and temporarily incapacitate an attacker or lawbreaker without subjecting the targeted individual to permanent injury or death as might otherwise occur had the individual been sprayed with a conventional capsicum lachrymator. In the preferred embodiment the nontoxic lachrymator solution of the present invention comprises an approximately 15% by weight solution of piper nigrum (black pepper), an approximately 49% by weight water reduced solution of acetic acid (vinegar), a solvent/preservative comprising approximately 35% by weight ethyl alcohol and a telltale marking/aiming agent comprising approximately 1% by weight yellow food color. The nontoxic liquid lachrymator solution of the present invention is nonflammable and comprises approximately 63% by weight water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 16, 1997
    Assignee: Gusty Winds Corporation
    Inventor: Michael W. Dixon
  • Patent number: 5690964
    Abstract: A non-toxic rodent deterrent made from dried fecal matter and/or dried urine from mammals of the Mustelidae Family (e.g. weasels, ferrets, minks, martens, etc.). The rodent deterrent material may be used in its bulk from or this material may be placed in a container for either interior or exterior use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 25, 1997
    Inventor: Cindy J. Hill
  • Patent number: 5618565
    Abstract: A composition of matter for exterminating fire ants. A dry powder composition of matter which consists essentially of sodium bicarbonate, a powdered acid, an ant attracant, and a deterrent for animals, birds and insects other than fire ants, such as red chili powder or capsaicin, has been found to selectively kill fire ants, once eaten by the ants or taken into a warm, moist ant mound. The composition does not harm humans, cattle, horses, birds, rodents, etc., and also will not harm black, red, or sugar ants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 8, 1997
    Inventor: Michael H. Thomas
  • Patent number: 5464625
    Abstract: Methods of effectively repelling vertebrates, especially rodents, from consuming or utilizing materials otherwise susceptible to such consumption or utilization, using at least one non-toxic rodent repellent compound selected from the group comprising acetophenone, 2-aminobenzyl alcohol, 2-amino-4'5'-dimethoxyacetophenone, anthranilamide, anthranilic acid, isobutyl anthranilate, 4-ketobenztriazine, meta-aminoacetophenone, meta-hydroxyacetophenone, meta-methoxyacetophenone, 2-methoxybenzoic acid, methylanthranilate, ortho-aminoacetophenone, ortho-hydroxyacetophenone, ortho-methoxyacetophenone, para-aminoacetophenone, para-hydroxyacetophenone, para-methoxyacetophenone, and veratryl amine, are provided herein. Certain embodiments of the present invention relate to materials and methods for reducing crop damage, feedlot depredation, and livestock disease attributed to rodent infestation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 7, 1995
    Assignee: Monell Chemical Senses Center
    Inventors: Dale L. Nolte, J. Russell Mason, Larry Clark
  • Patent number: 5464624
    Abstract: A method is provided for loading a delivery system for a chemical repellant composition. An aqueous mixture comprising one part water-soluble isothiuronium salt and two parts weak base is prepared. Capsaicin is added to the aqueous mixture before it is loaded into the delivery system. A fluorescent compound, such as dichlorofluorescine, may also be added to the aqueous mixture and capsaicin before loading the delivery system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 7, 1995
    Inventor: Arthur F. Isbell
  • Patent number: 5456916
    Abstract: The present invention provides a resin molding composition for preventing gnawing damage by the animal, a microcapsule filled with a capsaicine compound, and a process for producing the capsaicine compound and the microcapsule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 10, 1995
    Assignee: Nippon Kayaku Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Mitsuo Kurata, Yasuhiro Ichikawa, Mika Toya, Iwao Takahashi, Yoshinobu Okui, Shoichi Kato, Takeshi Nishitani
  • Patent number: 5411735
    Abstract: Pastille for facilitating the ingestion of tablets, in particular medicinal tablets, by pets, in particular dogs or cats, characterized in that it consists of a matrix (1) which is made of a material which the animal finds appetizing and comprises two principal faces (2, 3) of which one (2) is provided with a recess (4) which, prior to being ingested, can receive a tablet (5) with a repellent smell and taste whilst the other, substantially smooth, face (3) is to be presented to the animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 2, 1995
    Assignee: Sogeval S.A.
    Inventor: Jose Daoudal
  • Patent number: 5405599
    Abstract: A sprayable composition for deterring criminals, e.g., muggers, robbers, rapists, etc., consists essentially of a sprayable lachrymatory agent, such as MACE (chloroacetophenone) or orthochlorobenzyl-malononitrile dissolved in N,N-dimethyl formamide or N,N-dimethyl acetamide, or the like, admixed with a minor but effective amount of a dye which is substantive for human skin and difficult to remove and a minor but effective amount of a persistent odorant such as oil of skunk (a complex mercaptan), aliphatic diamines, such as putrescine (tetramethylene diamine) or cadaverine (pentamethylene diamine), or the like. The composition is supplied in a pressurized canister of the type conventionally used for containing and spraying MACE and when sprayed on an at-tacker repels the attacker and identifies him both by the stain and the smell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 11, 1995
    Inventor: Dennis J. Porrovecchio
  • Patent number: 5364626
    Abstract: A repelling material for animals retaining a great amount of a repellent and also having an excellent sustained release property can be obtained by adsorbing the repellent and at least one substance of phthalic acid esters, citric acid esters and glycols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 15, 1994
    Assignee: Osaka Gas Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Masamitsu Hasegawa, Yasuhisa Kuroda
  • Patent number: RE35660
    Abstract: A coating composition to prevent cribbing by a horse includes a solvent, a carrier, a non volatile chemical and a pigment .Iadd.if required.Iaddend.. The solvent comprises a combination of a higher aromatic solvent having a boiling point above 170.degree. Centigrade .?.(380.degree. Fahrenheit).!., and crystals thereof combined with a carrier therefor. Further, non-volatile chemicals which would assist in penetration of a wood surface and in enhancing residual properties of the composition can be added to the base combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 11, 1997
    Assignee: Dyco Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: John W. Dyer, Sr.