Patents Assigned to Monsanto Technology LLC
  • Patent number: 11225669
    Abstract: The invention provides recombinant DNA molecules comprising novel synthetic Intergenic Sequence Regions for use in plants to reduce the interaction of a first transgene expression cassette on a second transgene cassette when inserted between the first transgene cassette and second transgene cassette. The invention also provides transgenic plants, plant cells, plant parts, and seeds comprising the novel synthetic Intergenic Sequence Regions. The invention also provides methods to reduce the interaction between transgene expression cassettes using the novel synthetic Intergenic Sequence Regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventor: Ian W. Davis
  • Patent number: 11225672
    Abstract: A pesticidal protein class exhibiting toxic activity against Coleopteran and Lepidopteran pest species is disclosed, and includes, but is not limited to, TIC7040, TIC7042, TIC7381, TIC7382, TIC7383, TIC7386, TIC7388, and TIC7389. DNA constructs are provided which contain a recombinant nucleic acid sequence encoding the TIC7040, TIC7042, TIC7381, TIC7382, TIC7383, TIC7386, TIC7388, and TIC7389 pesticidal proteins. Transgenic plants, plant cells, seed, and plant parts resistant to Coleopteran and Lepidopteran infestation are provided which contain recombinant nucleic acid sequences encoding the TIC7040, TIC7042, TIC7381, TIC7382, TIC7383, TIC7386, TIC7388, and TIC7389 pesticidal proteins of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: David J. Bowen, Catherine A. Chay, Todd A. Ciche, Stanislaw Flasinski, Arlene R. Howe, Krishnakumar Sridharan
  • Patent number: 11225454
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to processes for the catalytic hydrogenation of halonitroaromatics. In particular, the present invention includes processes for the catalytic hydrogenation of halonitroaromatics such as 2,5-dicloronitrobenzene to 2,5-dichloroaniline over a platinum-containing catalyst. The present invention also relates to processes for producing 3,6-dichloro-2-methoxybenzoic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: John H. Ahn, Kam-To Wan
  • Patent number: 11225671
    Abstract: The present invention provides recombinant DNA constructs, vectors and molecules comprising a polynucleotide sequence encoding a florigenic FT protein operably linked to a vegetative stage promoter, which may also be a meristem-preferred or meristem-specific promoter. Transgenic plants, plant cells and tissues, and plant parts are further provided comprising a polynucleotide sequence encoding a florigenic FT protein. Transgenic plants comprising a florigenic FT transgene may produce more bolls, siliques, fruits, nuts, or pods per node on the transgenic plant, particularly on the main stem of the plant, relative to a control or wild type plant. Methods are further provided for introducing a florigenic FT transgene into a plant, and planting transgenic FT plants in the field including at higher densities. Transgenic plants of the present invention may thus provide greater yield potential than wild type plants and may be planted at a higher density due to their altered plant architecture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Brent Brower-Toland, Rico A. Caldo, Shunhong Dai, Karen Gabbert, Alexander Goldshmidt, Miya D. Howell, Balasulojini Karunanandaa, Sivalinganna Manjunath, Bradley W. McDill, Daniel J. Ovadya, Sasha Preuss, Elena A. Rice, Beth Savidge, Vijay K. Sharma
  • Patent number: 11219174
    Abstract: The present disclosure is in the field of plant breeding and disease resistance. The disclosure provides methods for breeding corn plants having northern leaf blight (NLB) resistance using marker-assisted selection. The disclosure further provides corn germplasm resistant to NLB. The disclosure also provides markers associated with NLB resistance loci for introgressing these loci into elite germplasm in a breeding program, thus producing novel NLB resistant germplasm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: William J. Bourdoncle, Franck J. Chopin, Romain Fouquet, Marcelo P. Giovanini, Peter V. Maloney, Yule Pan
  • Patent number: 11214842
    Abstract: The present disclosure is in the field of plant breeding. The disclosure provides methods for breeding corn plants having a brachytic trait using marker-assisted selection. The disclosure further provides brachytic germplasm, markers associated with a brachytic trait for introgressing the trait into elite germplasm in a breeding program. This disclosure also provides brachytic or dwarf elite corn varieties having yield equal to or higher than conventional non-brachytic corn varieties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Ty Jason Barten, Alana N. Brown, Edward James Cargill, Romain Fouquet, Jose Rafael Gomez, Matthew Sean Marengo, Manuel Oyervides Garcia, Jeanette M. Peevers, Dennis Hung Yang
  • Patent number: 11212972
    Abstract: The present invention discloses and claims methods and devices for the rapid mechanical isolation of monocot plant tissues suitable for transformation or tissue culture. The invention includes mechanical devices for substantially isolating target plant tissues for use as transformable explants, and propagation of transgenic plants and plant tissues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Whitney R. Adams, Jr., Brandon Davis, Lubomyr Kucher, Brenda A. Lowe, Michael Spencer, Michael T. Mann
  • Publication number: 20210403912
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are polynucleotides, compositions, and methods for controlling insect pests, especially flea beetles, such as Phyllotreta spp. and Psylliodes spp., particularly in plants. More specifically, polynucleotides such as double-stranded RNA triggers and methods of use thereof for modifying the expression of genes in flea beetles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Applicant: MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Michael John CRAWFORD, Brian Donovan EADS
  • Patent number: 11206777
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods and compositions for producing elite lines of corn exhibiting anthracnose stalk rot (ASR) resistance. Also provided in the present invention are corn plants exhibiting ASR resistance resulting from such methods, and methods for breeding corn such that the ASR resistance traits may be transferred to a desired genetic background.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: George J. Baley, Derek R. Drost, Hongwu Jia, Yule Pan, Jeffrey Michael Stein, Chongqing Xie, Hao Zhou
  • Patent number: 11206757
    Abstract: In a method of processing seeds, an angle of repose of processed seeds is determined to evaluate whether the processed seeds have been sufficiently processed in a processing step. In a system for determining an angle of repose of processed seeds, a receptacle receives and supports the seeds in a pile. An image sensor faces the receptacle to capture an image of the pile of processed seeds in the cavity. An image processor is operatively connected to the image sensor to receive the captured image from the image sensor. The image evaluates the image to determine an angle of inclination of the pile based on the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Leendert de Bruin, Louis M. Pompe van Meerdervoort
  • Patent number: 11206791
    Abstract: The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01072337. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01072337. Also provided by the invention are tissue cultures of the soybean variety 01072337 and the plants regenerated therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing soybean plants by crossing the soybean variety 01072337 with itself or another soybean variety and plants produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: James Behm, Jennifer R. Hicks
  • Patent number: 11206797
    Abstract: A soybean cultivar designated 97320218 is disclosed. The invention relates to the seeds of soybean cultivar 97320218, to the plants of soybean cultivar 97320218, to the plant parts of soybean cultivar 97320218, and to methods for producing progeny of soybean cultivar 97320218. The invention also relates to methods for producing a soybean plant containing in its genetic material one or more transgenes and to the transgenic soybean plants and plant parts produced by those methods. The invention also relates to soybean cultivars or breeding cultivars, and plant parts derived from soybean cultivar 97320218. The invention also relates to methods for producing other soybean cultivars, lines, or plant parts derived from soybean cultivar 97320218, and to the soybean plants, varieties, and their parts derived from use of those methods. The invention further relates to hybrid soybean seeds, plants, and plant parts produced by crossing cultivar 97320218 with another soybean cultivar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignees: Monsanto Technology LLC, Stine Seed Farm, Inc.
    Inventor: William H. Eby
  • Patent number: 11206800
    Abstract: The invention relates to the novel cotton variety designated 18R067. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants, plant parts and derivatives of the cotton variety 18R067. Also provided by the invention are methods of using cotton variety 18R067 and products derived therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing cotton plants by crossing the cotton variety 18R067 with itself or another cotton variety and plants and seeds produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventor: Dawn E Fraser
  • Patent number: 11204116
    Abstract: An expansion joint fitting for conveying liquid includes a radially inner bellows defining a liquid-conveying passage for conveying liquid between the first and second longitudinal ends of the expansion joint fitting. A radially outer bellows is disposed radially outward from and extending around the radially inner bellows. An annular plenum is defined between the radially inner bellows and the radially outer bellows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventor: William Mark McDaniel
  • Publication number: 20210388294
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to methods of cleaning residual pesticide from an agricultural vessel, and to kits and compositions useful for the practice of such methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2021
    Publication date: December 16, 2021
    Applicant: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Amanda C. Herr, David A. Morgenstern, James W. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20210386063
    Abstract: Herbicidal concentrate compositions containing a combination of herbicides are provided. In particular, the present invention relates to aqueous herbicidal concentrate compositions containing a particulate encapsulated acetanilide herbicide and a protoporphyrinogen oxidase inhibitor (PPO inhibitor).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2021
    Publication date: December 16, 2021
    Applicant: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventor: David Z. Becher
  • Patent number: 11198888
    Abstract: Insecticidal proteins exhibiting toxic activity against Coleopteran and Lepidopteran pest species are disclosed, and include, but are not limited to, TIC3668, TIC3669, TIC3670, TIC4076, TIC4078, TIC4260, TIC4346, TIC4826, TIC4861, TIC4862, TIC4863, and TIC-3668-type proteins. DNA molecules and constructs are provided which contain a polynucleotide sequence encoding one or more of the disclosed TIC3668-type proteins. Transgenic plants, plant cells, seed, and plant parts resistant to Lepidopteran and Coleopteran infestation are provided which contain polynucleotide sequences encoding the insecticidal proteins of the present invention. Methods for detecting the presence of the polynucleotides or the proteins of the present invention in a biological sample, and methods of controlling Coleopteran and Lepidopteran species pests using any of the TIC3668-type insecticidal proteins are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Gregory J. Bean, David J. Bowen, Catherine A. Chay, Arlene R. Howe, Jason S. Milligan, Yong Yin
  • Patent number: 11197454
    Abstract: The invention relates to the novel cotton variety designated 18R062. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants, plant parts and derivatives of the cotton variety 18R062. Also provided by the invention are methods of using cotton variety 18R062 and products derived therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing cotton plants by crossing the cotton variety 18R062 with itself or another cotton variety and plants and seeds produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventor: O Lloyd May
  • Patent number: 11198887
    Abstract: The invention provides a transgenic corn event MON 95379, plants, plant cells, seeds, plant parts, progeny plants, and commodity products comprising event MON 95379. The invention also provides polynucleotides specific for event MON 95379 and methods for using and detecting event MON 95379 as well as plants, plant cells, seeds, plant parts, progeny plants, and commodity products comprising event MON 95379.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Heather M. Anderson, Sarah L. Brown, Renato A. Carvalho, Ancideriton A. Castro, Katherine M. Dunkmann, Adam J. Evans, Stanislaw Flasinski, Cara L. Griffith, Tianxiang Shen, Todd R. Smith, Heidi M. Windler
  • Patent number: 11198886
    Abstract: The invention relates to biotechnology and provides novel recombinant DNA molecules and engineered proteins for conferring tolerance to protoporphyrinogen oxidase-inhibitor herbicides. The invention also provides herbicide tolerant transgenic plants, seeds, cells, and plant parts containing the recombinant DNA molecules, as well as methods of using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Artem G. Evdokimov, Clayton T. Larue, Farhad Moshiri, Joel E. Ream, Xuefeng Zhou