From Synthetic Material Patents (Class 71/27)
  • Patent number: 11384034
    Abstract: Fertilizer granules containing elemental sulfur and a hydrogel which expands or swells in the soil to more readily disperse the elemental sulfur surface throughout the soil, which increases the elemental sulfur surface area available for oxidation, and ultimately uptake of sulfur by the plant. The elemental sulfur and hydrogel can be added to a fertilizer composition as either an exterior coating or co-granulated with the base fertilizer composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: The Mosaic Company
    Inventors: Michael McLaughlin, Jozefien Degryse, Roslyn Baird, Rodrigo Coqui da Silva
  • Patent number: 11365160
    Abstract: An improved solvent system for the formulation and application of N-alkyl thiophosphoric triamide urease inhibitors. These formulations provide safety and performance benefits relative to existing alternatives and enable storage, transport and subsequent coating or blending with urea based or organic based fertilizers. These formulations are comprised primarily of environmentally friendly aprotic and protic solvents (particularly dimethyl sulfoxide and alcohols/polyols) to stabilize the urease inhibitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Inventors: Gary David McKnight, David Bruce Parker, Yang Zehni, Ray Perkins, Wei Xu
  • Patent number: 11332415
    Abstract: A composition and method for producing an organic material with an inorganic coating. The inorganic coating may include ammonium sulfate. The present disclosure also provides a fertilizer having an inorganic coating. A method according to the present disclosure includes granulating an organic material and coating the organic material with a reactive coating composition. The inorganic coating material may be generated in situ to the process of coating the organic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: GreenTechnologies, LLC
    Inventor: Allan Amir Varshovi
  • Patent number: 11299439
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to agricultural formulations containing mycorrhizae and/or Bacillus amyloliquefaciens that are compatible with liquid fertilizers. The present invention further relates to methods of improving plant growth by applying mycorrhizae and/or Bacillus amyloliquefaciens containing formulations to an area where a plant will grow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: VALENT BIOSCIENCES LLC
    Inventor: Bala N. Devisetty
  • Patent number: 11286213
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a controlled-release fertilizer and, more particularly, to a controlled-release fertilizer comprising a photodegradable capsule including a binder resin containing a polyolefin and an ethylene vinyl acetate copolymer; and a photocatalytic composite in which a surfactant having an HLB value of 1 to 6 is bonded to the surface or inside of aggregates of inorganic fine particles, and a fertilizer contained in a space surrounded by the photodegradable capsule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignees: LG Chem, Ltd., FarmHannong Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chanjoong Kim, Sangryeo Lee, Joon Seok Lee, Yil Jang, Ji Yeon Kim, Jae Hoon Choe
  • Patent number: 11224906
    Abstract: Described herein is a soil remediation material capable of absorbing and removing chromium from soil and being recycled so as to enable efficient remediation, repeated recycle, and reduction in remediation cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: CHINESE RESEARCH ACADEMY OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
    Inventors: Yonghai Jiang, Beidou Xi, Zhifei Ma, Yu Yang, Xinying Lian, Fu Xia, Xu Han
  • Patent number: 11021414
    Abstract: An improved solvent system for the formulation and application of N-alkyl thiophosphoric triamide urease inhibitors. These formulations provide safety and performance benefits relative to existing alternatives and enable storage, transport and subsequent coating or blending with urea based or organic based fertilizers. These formulations are comprised primarily of environmentally friendly aprotic and protic solvents (particularly dimethyl sulfoxide and alcohols/polyols) to stabilize the urease inhibitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventors: Gary David McKnight, David Bruce Parker, Yang Zehni, Ray Perkins, Wei Xu
  • Patent number: 11001537
    Abstract: An improved solvent system for the formulation and application of N-alkyl thiophosphoric triamide urease inhibitors. These formulations provide safety and performance benefits relative to existing alternatives and enable storage, transport and subsequent coating or blending with urea based or organic based fertilizers. These formulations are comprised primarily of environmentally friendly aprotic and protic solvents (particularly dimethyl sulfoxide and alcohols/polyols) to stabilize the urease inhibitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventors: Gary David McKnight, David Bruce Parker, Yang Zehni, Ray Perkins, Wei Xu
  • Patent number: 10974999
    Abstract: Increasing longevity of the nitrogen content of soil through improved liquid delivery formulations of nitrification inhibitors. The liquid formulation can also be comprised of nitrification inhibitors and urease inhibitors that are co-dissolved or blended solutions of each These novel formulations are designed to apply to fertilizers, especially urea and manure based fertilizers These delivery formulations provide an environmentally sound and inherently safe solvating system that improves the storage stability of the urease inhibitors by utilizing liquid organic non-water containing solvents, maintain the nitrification inhibitors in solution to storage temperatures of at least 10° C. and provides improved application to fertilizer of nitrification inhibitors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventors: Gary David McKnight, Randall Linwood Rayborn, Wei Xu, Raymond Patrick Perkins, Zehui Yang, David Parker, Andrew Semple
  • Patent number: 10710939
    Abstract: A composition and method for producing an inorganic material with an inorganic coating. The inorganic coating may include ammonium sulfate. The present disclosure also provides a fertilizer having an inorganic coating. A method according to the present disclosure includes granulating an inorganic material and coating the organic material in situ with a reactive coating composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: GreenTechnologies, LLC
    Inventor: Allan Amir Varshovi
  • Patent number: 10689308
    Abstract: Solvents useful with thiophosphoric triamide urease inhibitors, that provide stable solution of a thiophosphoric triamide, such as for distribution (in low or high concentrations) onto a fertilizer or other liquid or solid material that contains urea.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: RHODIA OPERATIONS
    Inventors: Leahann Iannotta, Rajesh Pazhianur, Samantha Armisen, Chloe Moreau
  • Patent number: 10556841
    Abstract: Method of forming an encapsulated fertilizer that includes the step of providing a core particle. The core particle includes a fertilizer and has an outer surface. The method further includes the step of applying an isocyanate component directly to the outer surface of the core particle. The isocyanate component has isocyanate functional groups. The method further includes the step of reacting the isocyanate component with ambient moisture to form a layer disposed about the core particle to form the encapsulated fertilizer. The layer includes polyurea linkages and may further include polyurethane linkages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventor: Michael Praw
  • Patent number: 10464854
    Abstract: A process for preparing a micronutrient-enriched phosphate-based fertilizer is disclosed. An aqueous fertilizer mixture comprising phosphoric acid and/or phosphate rock is prepared and optionally granulated in granulator unit. The pH of the fertilizer mixture is measured and controlled such that the pH is maintained within a predefined range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: SHELL OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Cyrille Paul Allais, Rafael Alberto Garcia Martinez, Klaas Jan Hutter, Charles James Ingoldsby, Jason Trevor O'Brien, Carlos Moreira Tomaz
  • Patent number: 10196322
    Abstract: An inhibitor composition contains dicyandiamide as a nitrification inhibitor, alkyl thiophosphoric triamide as a urease inhibitor, or a combination thereof, dissolved in a liquid medium comprising an organic solvent selected from, among others, one or more polar aprotic solvents, including one or more organophosphates, amine solvents, heterocyclic alcohol solvents, and mixtures thereof, is useful in making fertilizer compositions and in a method of fertilizing target plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: RHODIA OPERATIONS
    Inventors: Michelle McKnight, Antoine Vielliard, Marivi Ortiz-Suarez, Samantha Armisen, Chloe Moreau
  • Patent number: 9751814
    Abstract: A material for optimizing and maintaining at least one of water, nutrients, biocides, and other protectant or growth supporting chemicals in natural soils by decreasing leaching, evaporation, and volatility through application of agglomerated granules (prills) formed of engineered hydrating particles, a binder, nutrients, and protectants to the soil. Typical application is by applying prills simultaneously with seeds when drilled, broadcast, or otherwise distributed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: AQUASMART ENTERPRISES, LLC
    Inventors: Calder Hendrickson, Todd Naff
  • Patent number: 9650306
    Abstract: The present invention relates to increasing longevity of the nitrogen content of soil through improved liquid delivery formulations of nitrification inhibitors. The liquid formulation can also be comprised of nitrification inhibitors and optionally urease inhibitors that are blended solutions of each. The nitrification inhibitors are present in a mixture that comprises both a protic and an aprotic solvent system. The novel formulations are designed to be applied to fertilizers, especially urea and manure based fertilizers. The delivery formulations provide an environmentally sound and inherently safe solvating system that improves the storage stability of the urease inhibitors by utilizing liquid organic non-water containing solvents, maintains the nitrification inhibitors in solution to storage temperatures of at least 10° C., and provides improved application to fertilizer of nitrification inhibitors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Inventors: Gary David McKnight, Randall Linwood Rayborn, Wei Xu, Raymond Patrick Perkins, Zehui Yang, David Parker, Andrew Semple
  • Patent number: 9527781
    Abstract: A material for optimizing and maintaining at least one of water, nutrients, biocides, and other protectant or growth supporting chemicals in natural soils by decreasing leaching, evaporation, and volatility through application of agglomerated granules (prills) formed of engineered hydrating particles, a binder, nutrients, and protectants to the soil. Typical application is by applying prills simultaneously with seeds when drilled, broadcast, or otherwise distributed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: AQUASMART ENTERPRISES, LLC
    Inventors: Calder Hendrickson, Todd Naff
  • Patent number: 9388089
    Abstract: An encapsulated particle includes a core particle and a polyurethane layer. The polyurethane layer is disposed about the core particle and includes the reaction product of an isocyanate and a polyol component. The polyurethane layer is formed in the presence of a silicone surfactant. The polyol component includes a first polyol having a nominal functionality of at least 2.5 and a hydroxyl number of from 20 to 300 mg KOH/g. A method of encapsulating the core particle includes the steps of providing the core particle, the silicone surfactant, the isocyanate, and the polyol component. The method also includes the steps of mixing the isocyanate and the polyol component and encapsulating the core particle with the polyurethane layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Raymond Neff, Alexander Gershanovich, Donald Mente
  • Patent number: 9353254
    Abstract: A combination of polyester hydroxyl resin, polyethylene resin, and spherical glass flakes blended in conjunction with additional constituents such as polymeric curatives, degassing agents, blended and extruded as master batch and having introduced (3-aminoproply)trimethoxysilane and silica type carriers such as silicone dioxide at (45-55% active) reduces orange peel significantly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: PISON STREAM SOLUTIONS
    Inventor: Joseph H. James
  • Patent number: 9238774
    Abstract: A method for at least temporarily retaining moisture in a soil-based substrate includes applying an acrylamide pyranose polymer to the soil-based substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventors: William Brenden Carlson, Gregory D. Phelan
  • Patent number: 9079805
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel mixtures based on sulfur-crosslinked triglyceride, a process for their preparation, and their use as fertilizers, in particular for promoting the growth of plants which require sulfur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Rhein Chemie Rheinau GmbH
    Inventor: Helmut Muller
  • Publication number: 20150143860
    Abstract: Increasing longevity of the nitrogen content of soil through improved liquid delivery formulations of urease inhibitors and/or nitrification inhibitors designed to apply to fertilizers, especially urea and manure based fertilizers These delivery formulations provide an environmentally sound and inherently safe solvating system that improves the storage stability of the urease inhibitors by utilizing aprotic solvents, maintain the urease inhibitors and/or nitrification inhibitors in solution to storage temperatures of at least 10° C. and provides improved application to fertilizer of urease and/or nitrification inhibitors. These delivery formulations enable safe storage, transport and subsequent application or blending with urea based or manure based fertilizers that can be applied to soil in either a liquid or granular form to provide improved nitrogen retention in the soil for uptake for plant life.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Gary David McKnight, Randall Linwood Rayborn, David Bruce Parker, Wei Xu, Zehui Yang, Raymond Patrick Perkins, Andrew Michael Semple
  • Patent number: 9034071
    Abstract: A composition includes a first chelating agent, a second chelating agent, and a plurality of metal ions. In one embodiment, the second chelating agent includes citric acid and is different than the first chelating agent. A method for forming a composition includes mixing a first chelating agent, a second chelating agent, and a metal salt together to form a mixture and processing the mixture to form at least one of a granulated composition and a powdered composition. In some embodiments, the second chelating agent includes citric acid and is different than the first chelating agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Scott G. Williams, LLC
    Inventors: Sherman M. Ponder, Fernando Remigio Munoz
  • Publication number: 20150133302
    Abstract: A thiol-ene polymeric material is disclosed. The material is produced by the photopolymerization of reactants having thiol and olefin moieties. The material can incorporate encapsulated components, including cells. Additionally, the material can be derivatized by reacting the polymeric material with components such as proteins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Christopher BOWMAN, Kristi ANSETH, Bilge HACIOGLU, Charlie NUTTELMAN
  • Publication number: 20150133298
    Abstract: Methods for rendering micellar coordination complexes for the treatment of plants, comprising the steps of mixing one or more ketoesters with other nutrients resulting in water-borne availability; applying a suitable volume of the resulting mixture to one or more plants; delivery to green plants; nutrimentally based growth of crops; and compositions for the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Arthur M. Nonomura
  • Publication number: 20150113873
    Abstract: Soil/seed hydrophilization polymers comprising: monomer Ab comprising at least one betaine group or at least one cationic group; and optionally, monomer Ba comprising at least one non-ionic group or at least one anionic group, wherein the polymer is water-soluble or water-dispersible; and provided that if the monomer Ab comprises a cationic group, the monomer Ba must be present and comprise an anionic group. Also disclosed are methods for treating soil comprising contacting the hydrophilization polymer with the soil, with improvements including increase in hydrophilicity of the soil, increase in root characteristics, increase in germination rates, as compared to soil without the hydrophilization polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: RHODIA OPERATIONS
    Inventors: Marc BALASTRE, Stanley J. KOSTKA, Mica McMILLAN
  • Patent number: 9011309
    Abstract: An electromagnetic radiation activated device comprises a property changing material and at least one functionalized fullerene that upon irradiation of the functionalized fullerenes with electromagnetic radiation of one or more frequencies a thermally activated chemical or physical transformation occurs in the property changing material. The thermal activated transformation of the property changing material is triggered by the heating or combustion of the functionalized fullerenes upon their irradiation. The device can include a chemical agent that is embedded in the property changing material and is released when the material is heated by the functionalized fullerenes upon irradiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Vijay Krishna, Karl Zawoy, Brij M. Moudgil, Benjamin L. Koopman, Nathanael Ian Stevens, Kevin William Powers
  • Publication number: 20150101374
    Abstract: The invention is directed to processes for treating biosolids that result in high-value, nitrogen-containing, slow-release, organically-augmented inorganic fertilizer that are competitive with less valuable or more costly conventional commercially manufactured fertilizers. The process involves conditioning traditional waste-water biosolids and processing the conditioned biosolids continuously in a high throughput manufacturing facility. The exothermic design and closed loop control of the primary reaction vessel decreases significantly the amount of power necessary to run a manufacturing facility. The process utilizes green technologies to facilitate decreased waste and enhanced air quality standards over traditional processing plants. The fertilizer produced from recovered biosolid waste is safe and meets or exceeds the United States Environment Protection Agency (USEPA) Class A and Exceptional Quality standards and is not subject to restrictions or regulations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Burnham, James P. Carr, Gary L. Dahms
  • Publication number: 20150082845
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes an agricultural blend and a process of forming an agricultural blend. The agricultural blend includes a slag by-product from a process having a slag other than stainless steel slag or includes 11 atomic % silicon from a soluble compound and total silicon of less than about 30 atomic % silicon or greater than about 39 atomic % silicon. The process includes producing a slag by-product and blending the slag by-product with a liquid binder system to form the agricultural blend, the slag not being stainless steel slag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Stephen R. MIRANDA, Kimberly A. PAPANIA
  • Patent number: 8981148
    Abstract: An esteramide compound of the following formula (I): R1OOC-A-CONR2R3??(I) is described, wherein: A is a covalent bond or a methylene group —CH2—; R1 is an optionally substituted, saturated or unsaturated aliphatic or cycloaliphatic hydrocarbon group including from 5 to 36 carbon atoms, R2 and R3, either identical or different, are groups selected from a hydrogen atom, and optionally substituted hydrocarbon groups, preferably including from 1 to 36 carbon atoms, and R2 and R3 not being simultaneously hydrogen atoms. Also described, are applications for using the esteramide compound, notably as a solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Rhodia Operations
    Inventors: Massimo Guglieri, Thierry Vidal
  • Publication number: 20150052960
    Abstract: An improved composition comprising a non-UFP solid carrier and an active agent, such as NBPT, and optionally other components is used as an additive for liquid and solid fertilizers, typically containing urea. Methods of making the compositions and their use are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Brandi Nicole Makin, Drew Ryan Bobeck, Stacey Leigh Wertz, Kurt David Gabrielson, Allen Sutton
  • Publication number: 20150047402
    Abstract: The present invention provides a fertiliser comprising nutrients adsorbed onto a core material comprising a carbonate mineral. Also provided are methods of producing a solid fertiliser, the method comprising adsorbing nutrients onto a core material comprising a carbonate mineral. The invention also provides a method for treating waste material by anaerobic digestion to produce a nutrient rich liquor and adsorbing nutrients from this liquor onto a core material comprising a carbonate mineral. Also provided are the uses of a carbonate mineral for adsorbing phosphorus from anaerobic digestion liquor and for the control release of phosphorus from a fertiliser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: The Queen's University of Belfast
    Inventors: Gavin Walker, Stephen Allen, Peter Frost
  • Publication number: 20150045225
    Abstract: Growing media wetting composition are provided which comprise at least one non-ionic alkylene oxide copolymer and at least one terpenic alkoxylate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: SYNGENTA LIMITED
    Inventors: David Stock, Philip Taylor, Richard Brian Perry
  • Publication number: 20150040630
    Abstract: A method for producing controlled-release fertilizer coated with polyurethane is provided, wherein granular fertilizer is preheated under fluidized state in a fluidized bed; the surface of the granular fertilizer is pretreated after liquid paraffin being atomized; polyol and isocyanate are mixed in a nozzle, then atomized and sprayed onto the surface of the granular fertilizer; after the reaction materials are added, liquid paraffin is added for surface release treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Xiangdong Yang, Bingqiang ZHAO, Yanting LI, Juan LI, Zhian LIN, Liang YUAN
  • Publication number: 20150040624
    Abstract: Unit dose articles containing N—P—K added to compost are a convenient and economical way to customize fertilizer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Jennifer Melissa Ross DEVINE, Russell Lance SPEILLER, Jamesina Anne FITZGERALD, Alice Jean MICHELS
  • Publication number: 20150033811
    Abstract: Improved, micronutrient-supplemented polymeric seed coatings are provided which include at least one polyanionic polymer in combination with respective amounts of Zn, Mn, and Cu micronutrients. Preferably, the coatings comprise polyanionic polymers having a backbone comprising dicarboxylic repeat units with Zn, Mn, and Cu bound to the backbone. The most preferred polymers contain maleic and itaconic repeat units, optionally with sulfonate repeat units. The invention also provides a method of treating seeds using the coatings, and coated seed products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: Specialty Fertilizer Products, LLC
    Inventor: John Larry Sanders
  • Publication number: 20150027183
    Abstract: A high efficiency magnesium fertilizer and a method for applying the same to an agronomic carrier or directly to soil. The magnesium fertilizer product is a powder comprising two or more forms of magnesium mixed with a suitable formulating agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Mark Goodwin, Kerry Green
  • Publication number: 20150007626
    Abstract: A water soluble liquid fertilizer concentrate is provided that includes a bio-available phosphorus source, said phosphorus source consisting essentially of a phosphite salt. At least one of a bio-available nitrogen source and a bio-available potassium source are also provided. At least one micronutrient of calcium, magnesium, cobalt, iron, manganese, copper, boron, zinc, or molybdenum is present in the concentrate as an aqueous solute or soluble chelates. In some embodiments, the at least one phosphite salt is present at between 30 to 57 total weight percent dissolved in water and optionally contains a phosphate salt. A process of fertilizing a crop includes diluting the fertilizer concentrate with water to obtain a liquid fertilizer solution. The liquid fertilizer solution is then applied to the crop and after by allowing sufficient time, the fertilizer solution promotes growth of the crop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Barry Fanning, Rodney Gilliland, Mollie Frankart
  • Publication number: 20140373583
    Abstract: Methods of treating a plant exposed to a phytotoxicant are provided. Embodiments of the subject methods include identifying a plant exposed to a phytotoxicant and applying an assimilable carbon-skeleton energy component-comprising composition to the identified plant. Embodiments of the subject compositions may include one or more of a macronutrient component, micronutrient component, vitamin/cofactor component, complexing agent and microbe. Kits for use in practicing the subject invention are also provided. The subject methods find use in a variety of different applications in which a plant is phytotoxic or at least in danger of becoming phytotoxic due to exposure or potential exposure to a phytotoxicant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Thomas T. Yamashita
  • Publication number: 20140349850
    Abstract: The present invention relates to coated dehydrated microorganisms comprising a dehydrated microorganism surrounded by at least one coating, said coating comprising by dry weight at least 25% of hygroscopic salt(s) and wherein the pH of the coating is compatible with viability of the coated dehydrated microorganism. The coating can be partially crystalline, the salt(s) in the coating having preferably a crystallinity degree of up to 60% once applied onto the dehydrated microorganism. The present invention also relates to liquid coating compositions, methods for coating and protecting a dehydrated microorganism. Finally, the present invention relates to a method for the preparation of food products, feed products, consumer healthcare products or agri-products as well as to a food product, feed product, a consumer healthcare product or an agri-product containing such coated dehydrated microorganisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Isabelle Mazeaud, Kathryn Tse, Jean-Philippe Obert, Claudette Berger, Geoffrey Babin, Patrick Chaigneau, Hans Hedegaard Jensen, Erwan Henri
  • Publication number: 20140345344
    Abstract: Agriculturally useful compositions comprise individual quantities of anhydrous ammonia, ammonia solution, and one or more agricultural actives different than anhydrous ammonia. The compositions may include polyanionic polymers, fertilizers, and/or biocidal agents. Preferably, the compositions are created in pressurized tanks and are applied in the same fashion as anhydrous ammonia.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: SPECIALTY FERTILIZER PRODUCTS, LLC
    Inventor: John Larry Sanders
  • Patent number: 8894737
    Abstract: A suspended nutrition composition includes a foamed material, a colloid layer and a nutrient. The foamed material having a plurality of pores includes a starch, a biodegradable polyester and a plasticizer. The pores are formed by bubbles produced from a physical foaming agent. The colloid layer covers a surface of the foamed material. The nutrient is dispersed in the foamed material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Chunghwa Picture Tubes, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chou-Chiang Kuo, Tso-Hsuan Yeh, Che-Wei Chang
  • Publication number: 20140331727
    Abstract: A controlled release fertilizer composition and methods to produce the controlled release fertilizer composition. The controlled release fertilizer composition includes a fertilizer core that is coated with a polymeric layer, such as polyurethane, that includes an organic carbonate additive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Garrard L. Hargrove, Sriramakrishna Maruvada
  • Patent number: 8883677
    Abstract: The invention relates to a soil improver which is suitable especially for increasing the water absorption and/or water storage of soils, said soil improver comprising a water-swellable matrix material based on at least one organic polymer, inorganic solid particle having been added to said matrix material, and said organic polymer of said water-swellable matrix material comprising carbohydrate-based structural units, especially carbohydrate-based functional groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Arpolith GmbH
    Inventor: Volker Windhoevel
  • Patent number: 8882877
    Abstract: The present invention provides a boron-containing synergistic urea and preparation method and application thereof, the boron-containing synergistic urea is a product obtained by mixing, dehydrating and pelletizing a mixed aqueous solution of polyaspartic acid chelated potassium (also referred to as “polypeptide chelated potassium”) and a borate amine salt together with molten urea, wherein the above three components are 0.04-0.12%, 0.08-0.24% and 99.64-99.88% by weight, respectively. The boron-containing synergistic urea provided by the present invention is obtained by effectively compositing polypeptide acid chelated potassium, borate amine salt and urea, which also can guarantee the application amount of effective boron, and meanwhile can help avoid excessive high local concentrations of boron, and achieve the purposes of prompting effective absorption of the plant to boron and of improving urea utilization rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Beijing J-Tec Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chenghan Tang, Anxing Wei, Yunjian Zhao
  • Publication number: 20140328884
    Abstract: Controlled release vehicles may include a polymeric matrix that comprises the polymeric matrix comprising at least one selected from the group consisting of an ethylene copolymer, an ethyl cellulose, a thermoplastic polyurethane, any partially crosslinked polymer thereof, and any combination thereof and has a desired void space architecture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Jose Reyes, Kenneth Anderson, Dale Zevotek, Nathan Reuter, J. Gregory Little, Jeffrey Haley, Vassilios Galiatsatos
  • Publication number: 20140298872
    Abstract: Methods of coating seeds with polymers and seeds coated with such polymers are disclosed herein. The polymers can be phosphonates, sulfonates, polymers of ethylenically unsaturated carboxylic acids, polyaminopolyethermethylene phosphonate, polysuccinic oligomers, acrylic acid/2-acrylamido-2-methylpropane sulfonic acid, blends of acrylic acid/2-acrylamido-2-methylpropane sulfonic acid with polyaminopolyethermethylene phosphonate, sulfomethylated acrylic acid/acrylamide, blends of sulfomethylated acrylic acid/acrylamide with polyaminopolyethermethylene phosphonate, polymaleic acid, acrylic acid/acrylamide copolymers, polyacrylic acid, trimethylglycine hydrochloride, blends of polyaminopolyethermethylene phosphonate with trimethylglycine hydrochloride, and any combination or salt of such polymers. Methods of monitoring, determining, and controlling the concentration of scale inhibitors in an agricultural irrigation system are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Jasbir S. Gill, Manian Ramesh, Dave Szymborski, William Morris
  • Patent number: 8852313
    Abstract: The invention relates to a growth media comprising a hydrophilic polyurethane polymer matrix containing particulate inclusions. The invention also relates to a method of providing the growth media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Diversified Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Wayne M Celia
  • Publication number: 20140260467
    Abstract: A method of producing a granulated and compacted fertilizer having incorporated micronutrients in which the granulated primary nutrient and micronutrients are mixed at smaller particle sizes before being compacted into a larger, easier to handle particle sizes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Lawrence Alan Peacock, Dan M. Froehlich
  • Publication number: 20140259906
    Abstract: The present invention provides a bead comprising: i) an external zone comprising a super absorbent polymer (SAP) that is capable of absorbing at least about 5 times its weight in water, surrounding ii) at least one internal zone comprising a core that contains at least one agrochemical, wherein the external zone is permeable to oxygen when hydrated, or the internal zone is formulated to release the at least one agrochemical into the external zone over a period of at least about one week when the hydrogel of the external zone is hydrated. The present invention also provides methods of using beads of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: MAKHTESHIM CHEMICAL WORKS LTD.
    Inventors: Uri Shani, Asher Vitner, Matti Ben-Moshe, Eran Segal