Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Donald R. Stuart
  • Patent number: 7566818
    Abstract: The subject invention relates to novel Xenorhabdus toxin complex (TC) proteins and genes that encode these proteins. More specifically, the subject invention relates to TC genes and proteins obtainable from Xenorhabdus strain Xwi.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2009
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Joel Jay Sheets, Weiting W. Ni, Scott Alan Bevan, Ignacio Mario Larrinua
  • Patent number: 7038116
    Abstract: A cotton cultivar designated PHY 78 Acala is disclosed. The invention relates to the seeds of cotton cultivar PHY 78 Acala, to the plants and plant parts of cotton PHY 78 Acala and to methods for producing a cotton plant produced by crossing the cultivar PHY 78 Acala with itself or another cotton variety. The invention further relates to hybrid cotton seeds and plants produced by crossing the cultivar PHY 78 Acala with another cotton cultivar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: Phytogen Seed Company LLC
    Inventors: Joel Frank Mahill, John William Pellow
  • Patent number: 6800614
    Abstract: Macrolide compounds produced by culturing Saccharopolyspora species LW107129 (NRRL 30141) have insecticidal and acaricidal activity and are useful intermediates for preparing spinosyn analogs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2004
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Paul Lewer, Donald R. Hahn, Laura L. Karr, Paul R. Graupner, Jeffrey R. Gilbert, Thomas V. Worden, Raymond C. Yao, Dennis W. Norton
  • Patent number: 6791013
    Abstract: The maize myo-inositol-1-phosphate synthase (MIP synthase) promoter is a novel embryo specific regulatory sequence useful in expressing heterologous nucleic acids in plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Katherine Armstrong, Timothy D. Hey, Otto Folkerts, Kelley A. Smith, Nicole L. Hopkins
  • Patent number: 6767742
    Abstract: Monoclonal antibodies expressed in plant cells bind targeted transit peptides to decrease steady state levels of passenger proteins in plant organelles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2004
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Kitisri Sukhapinda, James M. Hasler, James K. Petell, James A. Strickland, Otto Folkerts
  • Patent number: 6730824
    Abstract: Cotton embryogenic callus tissues can be transformed by elongated, needle-like structures called “whiskers”. The process comprises the agitation of plant cell aggregates and plant tissues of the plant to be transformed in the presence of DNA and whiskers, whereby DNA uptake and integration thereof is facilitated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2004
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Joseph F. Petolino, Dayakar R. Pareddy, Nicole L. Hopkins, Katherine Armstrong
  • Patent number: 6717035
    Abstract: Novel polynucleotide sequences that encode insect toxins TcdA and TcbA have base compositions that differ substantially from the native genes, making them more similar to plant genes. The new sequences are suitable for use for high expression in both monocots and dicots. Transgenic plants with a genome comprising the nucleic acid of SEQ ID NO:4 are insect resistant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2004
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: James K. Petell, Donald J. Merlo, Rod A. Herman, Jean L. Roberts, Lining Guo, Barry W. Schafer, Kitisri Sukhapinda, Ann Owens Merlo
  • Patent number: 6699984
    Abstract: Regulatory sequences derived from the maize per5 gene have utility in plant biotechnology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2004
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Michael Ainley, Katherine Armstrong, Scott Belmar, Otto Folkerts, Nicole Hopkins, Michael A. Menke, Dayakar Pareddy, Joseph F. Petolino, Kelley Smith, Aaron Woosley
  • Patent number: 6639129
    Abstract: Nucleotide sequences for two genes, tcdB and tccC2, from the tcd genomic region of Photorhabdus luminescens W-14 are useful in heterologous expression of orally active insect toxins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2003
    Assignees: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, University of Bath
    Inventors: Richard H. ffrench-Constant, David J. Bowen, Thomas A. Rocheleau, Nicholas R. Waterfield
  • Patent number: 6590142
    Abstract: Novel polynucleotide sequences that encode insect toxins TcdA and TcbA have base compositions that differ substantially from the native genes, making them more similar to plant genes. The new sequences are suitable for use for high expression in both monocots and dicots. Transgenic plants with a genome comprising a nucleic acid of SEQ ID NO: 3 or SEQ ID NO:4 are insect resistant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2003
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: James K. Petell, Donald J. Merlo, Rod A. Herman, Jean L. Roberts, Lining Guo, Barry W. Schafer, Kitisri Sukhapinda, Ann Owens Merlo
  • Patent number: 6528484
    Abstract: Proteins from the genus Photorhabdus are toxic to insects upon exposure. Photorhabdus luminescens (formerly Xenorhabdus luminescens) have been found in mammalian clinical samples and as a bacterial symbiont of entomopathogenic nematodes of genus Heterorhabditis. These protein toxins can be applied to, or genetically engineered into, insect larvae food and plants for insect control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2003
    Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
    Inventors: Jerald C. Ensign, David J. Bowen, James Petell, Raymond Fatig, Sue Schoonover, Richard H. ffrench-Constant, Thomas A. Rocheleau, Michael B. Blackburn, Timothy D. Hey, Donald J. Merlo, Gregory L. Orr, Jean L. Roberts, James A. Strickland, Lining Guo, Todd A. Ciche, Kitisri Sukhapinda
  • Patent number: 6521406
    Abstract: Spinosyn biosynthetic genes from Saccharopolyspora spinosa, spinosyn producing microorganisms transformed with the biosynthetic genes, methods using the biosynthetic genes to increase production of spinosyn insecticidal macrolides, and methods using the genes or fragments thereof to change the products produced by spinosyn-producing microorganisms are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2003
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Richard H. Baltz, M. Christine Broughton, Kathryn P. Crawford, Krishnamurthy Madduri, Donald J. Merlo, Patti J. Treadway, Jan R. Turner, Clive Waldron
  • Patent number: 6495738
    Abstract: Genes-encoding a delta-9 CoA desaturase from Aspergillus nidulans have been isolated. The proteins encoded by genes, when expressed in a plant, can alter the saturate levels of the oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2002
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Otto Folkerts, Donald J. Merlo
  • Patent number: 6455504
    Abstract: Macrolide compounds produced by culturing Saccharopolyspora species LW107129 (NRRL 30141) have insecticidal and acaricidal activity and are useful intermediates for preparing spinosyn analogs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2002
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Paul Lewer, Donald R. Hahn, Laura L. Karr, Paul R. Graupner, Jeffrey R. Gilbert, Thomas V. Worden, Raymond C. Yao, Dennis W. Norton
  • Patent number: 6413992
    Abstract: Compounds of the formula wherein one of X and Y is lower alkyl, haloalkyl, lower alkenyl, lower alkynyl, or alkoxyalkyl; and the other of X and Y is optionally substituted phenyl, pyridyl, thienyl, cyclopropyl, or thiazolyl; and Z is subtituted pyridyl are useful as insecticides and acaricides. New synthetic procedures and intermediates for preparing the compounds, pesticide compositions containing the compounds, and methods of controlling insects and mites using the compounds are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2002
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Francis E. Tisdell, Peter L. Johnson, James T. Pechacek, Scott J. Bis, Vidyadhar B. Hegde, Joe R. Schoonover, Jr., Leonard P. Dintenfass, James M. Gifford, Donald H. DeVries, Timothy P. Martin, Perry V. Ripa
  • Patent number: 6413997
    Abstract: 3-(Substituted phenyl)-5-(substituted heterocyclyl)-1,2,4-triazole compounds are useful as insecticides and acaricides. New synthetic procedures and intermediates for preparing the compounds, pesticide compositions containing the compounds, and methods of controlling insects and mites using the compounds are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2002
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Francis E. Tisdell, Peter L. Johnson, James T. Pechacek, Robert G. Suhr, Donald H. DeVries, Carl P. Denny, Mary L. Ash
  • Patent number: 6410828
    Abstract: This invention relates to compositions and methods useful in the production of transgenic plants. In particular, the invention relates to maize metallothionein gene transcription regulatory sequences which are useful for directing expression of heterologous DNAs in plant embryo tissue. The invention also relates to expression cassettes containing the promoter sequences and to transgenic plants containing the expression cassettes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2002
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Katherine Armstrong, Aaron T. Woosley, Dayakar R. Pareddy, Beth C. Rubin-Wilson, Timothy D. Hey, Kelley A. Smith, Otto Folkerts
  • Patent number: 6384207
    Abstract: Regulatory sequences derived from a maize root preferential cationic peroxidase gene (Per5), including the promoter, introns, and the 3′ untranslated region, are useful to control expression of recombinant genes in plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2002
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Michael Ainley, Katherine Armstrong, Scott Belmar, Otto Folkerts, Nicole Hopkins, Michael A. Menke, Dayakar Pareddy, Joseph F. Petolino, Kelley Smith, Aaron Woosley
  • Patent number: 6379946
    Abstract: Proteins from the genus Xenorhabdus are toxic to insects upon oral exposure. These protein toxins can be applied to insect larvae food and plants for insect control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2002
    Assignee: Wisconsin Alumn Research Foundation
    Inventors: Jerald C. Ensign, David J. Bowen, Jennifer L. Tenor, James K. Petell, Gregory L. Orr, Scott B. Bintrim, Todd A. Ciche, James A. Strickland, Raymond O. Fatig, Richard H. Ffrench-Constant
  • Patent number: 6350611
    Abstract: Plant cell aggregates and plant tissues can be transformed by elongated, needle-like structures called “whiskers”. The process comprises the agitation of plant cell aggregates and plant tissues of the plant to be transformed in the presence of DNA and whiskers, whereby DNA uptake and integration thereof is facilitated. The process may be applicable to other plant cell aggregates and plant tissues which have not proven easily transformable by other techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2002
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventor: Katherine Armstrong