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Each year, approximately 60 new patents are issued by the U.S. Patent Office for USDA inventions. The Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) transfers these inventions through licenses to the private sector for commercialization. Below are links to the older technologies that are available for licensing. 

 

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76.10

USE OF NOVEL STRAINS TO BIOLOGICAL CONTROL NEW PINK ROT INFECTIONS IN STORED POTATO TUBERS

By evaluating for soils suppressive to pink rot and isolating potentially useful strains only from those soils shown to exhibit superior suppressiveness to pink rot, we have discovered six novel bacterial agents that reduce pink rot on stored potato tubers.

renee.wagner@ars.usda.gov

6.14

SENSITIVE AND RAPID METHOD FOR CANDIDATUS LIBERIBACTER SPECIES DETECTION

DNA amplification methods using novel primers obtained from the novel genes for hyvI and hyvII from the Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus genome and useful for detecting Ca. L. species in plants and insect hosts.

joseph.lipovsky@ars.usda.gov

136.12

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR DETERRING FEEDING/REPELLING THE BROWN MARMORATED STINK BUG (BMSB) HALYOMORPHA HALYS

A feeding deterrent/repellent for brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB), Halyomorpha halys, and the use of these compounds for BMSB management.

james.poulos@ars.usda.gov

93.05

PHYTOPATHOGEN SUPPRESSION USING BACTERIAL METABOLITES

This invention related to using bacterial metabolites to suppress phytopathogens, more particularly this invention relates to bacterial metabolites applied to Carya ollinoensis and Prunus persica as a fungicide to suppress and inhibit Glomerella cingulata, Phomopsis sp., Phytophthora cactorum, Fusicladosporium effusum and Monilinia fructicola.

joseph.lipovsky@ars.usda.gov

163.11

A METHOD FOR DEPOSITING A THIN FILM WAX MATRIX WITH INSECTICIDE FOR USE AS AN INSECT KILL BAIT STATION

The invention is a method for depositing a thin film of a wax matrix that contains a feeding stimulant, a visual cue and insect killing agent on a surface.

joseph.lipovsky@ars.usda.gov

172.09

TERRESTRIAL ARTHROPOD TRAP

This invention involves using light emitting diodes (LEDs) of various wavelengths to produce a bright narrow spectrums of light and determined that the beetle was most attracted to near UV light at a 390 nm wavelength.

joseph.lipovsky@ars.usda.gov    

30.02

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR ATTRACTING ANASTREPHA SPECIES

The USDA has discovered that pheromone components including anastrephin, epianastrephin and suspensolide, produced by males of the Caribbean Fruit   Fly, Anastrepha suspensa, are linked to glucose to form a glycoside-pheromone complex in the oral secretions and that these compounds are attractive to both male and female flies.   When exposed to the environment the pheromone components are liberated from the glycoside in a slow,   predictable fashion dependent upon temperature, exposed surface area and   amount of conjugate.

 joseph.lipovsky@ars.usda.gov    

44.09

MUTANT LYCOTOXIN-1 PEPTIDE SEQUENCES FOR INSECTICIDAL AND CELL MEMBRANE ALTERING PROPERTIES

The invention is a yeast strain engineered for enhanced fuel ethanol production that is also engineered to express a library of genes for insecticidal peptides carrying the sequences for the HIS tag, MHHHHHH, the DDDK site, and the lycotoxin-1 mutant sequences optimized for lethality to the fall armyworm that is pelletized for delivery within zein micelles or pelleted in WDGS.

renee.wagner@ars.usda.gov

44.07

NOVEL CADHERIN RECEPTOR PEPTIDE FOR POTENTIATING BT BIOPESTICIDES

The USDA has discovered the partial sequence of a gene encoding a protein in the gut of Tenebrio molitor larvae. The protein that it encodes is similar to the receptor for the lepidopteran-active Cry1A toxins from Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt). We predicted that this protein is the receptor for coleopteran-active Bt toxins, such as Cry3A, in Bt-susceptible coleopteran insects. Our preliminary data supports this claim, and we are in the process of cloning the complete sequence for the gene, expressing the partial sequence for structure/function studies, and developing antibodies for future studies.

jeffrey.walenta@ars.usda.gov