Patents Assigned to University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20190246543
    Abstract: A new crapemyrtle plant has deep, uniform purple foliage and stems; a deep raspberry pink/red flower color; an intermediate upright growth habit; and powdery mildew and Cercospera resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew A. Dirr, Donglin Zhang
  • Publication number: 20190246541
    Abstract: A new crapemyrtle plant has deep, uniform purple foliage and stems; a true pink flower color; an intermediate upright growth habit; and powdery mildew and Cercospera resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew A. Dirr, Donglin Zhang
  • Publication number: 20190246542
    Abstract: A new crapemyrtle plant has deep, uniform purple foliage and stems; a light lavender to white flower color; an intermediate upright growth habit; and powdery mildew and Cercospera resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew A. Dirr, Donglin Zhang
  • Patent number: 10358637
    Abstract: The carbohydrate processing enzyme PNGase F was catalytically inactivated through mutation. Additional mutations yielded a catalytically inactive carbohydrate-binding protein with lectin-like properties including high affinity and specificity N-linked glycans, O-linked glycans, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignees: University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc., Glycosensors and Diagnostics, LLC
    Inventors: Kausar N. Samli, Robert J. Woods, Loretta Yang
  • Patent number: 10329585
    Abstract: The present invention includes the Paramyxovirus Parainfluenza Virus 5 (PIV5) as an oncolytic agent for treating various cancers, including, but not limited to breast cancer, lung cancer and melanoma. PIV5 oncolytic agents include both wild type PIV5 and various recombinant PIV5 constructs. Recombinant PIV5 constructs may include PIV5 lacking the conserved C-terminus of the V protein (PIV5V?C), PIV5 with mutations in the N-terminus of the V/P protein (PIV5CPI?), and PIV5 expressing MDA-7/IL-24 (rPIV5-MDA7), rPIV5-V/P-CPI?, rPIV5-CPI+, rPIV5-Rev, rPIV5-RL, rPIV5-P-S157A, rPIV5-P-S308A, rPIV5-L-A1981D, rPIV5-F-5443P, rPIV5-MDA7, rPIV5?SH-CPI?, or rPIV5?SH-Rev. Also included are methods of making and using such oncolytic agents and compositions including such oncolytic agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC.
    Inventor: Biao He
  • Patent number: 10329538
    Abstract: Attenuated isolates of the Arkansas serotype of infectious bronchitis virus (IBV), including the IBV isolate ArkGA p60 deposited at the ATCC under Patent Designation PTA-123783, and compositions thereof are presented. Methods for administering the isolates or compositions as vaccines to the prevent virulent IBV infection in birds of the order Galliformes are also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC.
    Inventors: Brian J. Jordan, Mark W. Jackwood
  • Patent number: 10328182
    Abstract: Compositions, devices, grafts and methods for reducing or preventing anti-neointima following cardiovascular injuries and interventions are disclosed. The compositions, devices, and grafts typically include an effective amount of a CTP synthase 1 inhibitor to reduce proliferation of vascular smooth muscle cells, without substantial reducing the proliferation of endothelial cells. Methods of reducing neointima formation, accelerating re-endothelialization, and reducing restenosis in a subject using the compositions, devices, and grafts are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Shiyou Chen, Rui Tang
  • Publication number: 20190169664
    Abstract: Host cells are metabolically engineered to consume glucose and glycerol simultaneously, and to divert glucose from catabolic to anabolic pathways without adversely affecting glucose uptake.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Yajun YAN, Yifei WU, Xinxiao SUN, Yuheng LIN
  • Patent number: 10307435
    Abstract: Disclosed are compositions, articles, and method for enhancing exercise performance in a subject. The method involves contacting the oral cavity of the subject with a composition comprising a sweet and caloric food product for a period sufficient to cause a cephalic phase response in the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventor: Jamie A. Cooper
  • Patent number: 10266859
    Abstract: 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP), a precursor of serotonin, is produced in a microbial host cell. A modified bacterial phenylalanine 4-hydroxylase (P4H) catalyzes the tryptophan 5-hydroxylation reaction. Optionally the host cell includes a cofactor regeneration mechanism, allowing continuous production of 5-HTP without supplementation of exogenous cofactors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC.
    Inventors: Yajun Yan, Yuheng Lin
  • Patent number: 10260054
    Abstract: Genetically engineered organophosphorus acid anhydrolases (OPAA) with improved catalytic efficiency and relaxed stereospecificity are provided. The variants typically include a mutation at the residue corresponding to H343 of wildtype Alteromonas sp. OPAA. The mutation allows the OPAA enzyme to effectively process both VR enantiomers. The OPAA optionally include one or more mutations selected the residues corresponding to Y212, V342, and I215 of wildtype Alteromonas sp. OPAA which improve the enzyme's catalytic efficiency for VX and VR. A particularly preferred OPAA includes mutations at the residues corresponding Y212F, V342L, I215Y, and H343D relative to wildtype Alteromonas sp. OPAA. Compositions including an effective amount of OPAA to increase hydrolysis of an organophosphate, and methods of use thereof for treating subjects exposed to an organophosphate, or a surface or liquid contaminated with an organophosphate are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignees: University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc., The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Scott Pegan, Steven P. Harvey
  • Publication number: 20190104660
    Abstract: A new variety of Citrus ichangensis x C. maxima plant named ‘Tift2-16’ produces fruit with a reduced number of seeds, making it valuable as a backyard fruit tree. Also, it is a desirable tree for landscaping.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Applicant: University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne W. Hanna, Brian M. Schwartz
  • Patent number: 10238062
    Abstract: The present invention is in the field of plant breeding and aphid resistance. More specifically, the invention includes a method for breeding soybean plants containing quantitative trait loci that are associated with resistance to aphids, Aphis glycines. The invention further includes method for monitoring the introgression quantitative trait loci (QTL) conferring aphid resistance into elite germplasm in a breeding program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignees: Monsanto Technology LLC, University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Vergel Concibido, James Narvel, Jennifer Yates, Henry Roger Boerma
  • Patent number: 10231383
    Abstract: Methods of inhibiting plant parasitic nematodes, methods of obtaining transgenic plants useful for inhibiting such nematodes, and transgenic plants that are resistant to plant parasitic nematodes through inhibition of plant nematode CLAVATA3/ESR (CLE) peptide receptor genes are provided. Methods for expressing genes at plant parasitic nematode feeding sites with plant nematode CLE peptide receptor gene promoters are also provided, along with nematode CLE peptide receptor gene promoters that are useful for expressing genes in nematode feeding sites as well as transgenic plants and nematode resistant transgenic plants comprising the promoters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignees: The Curators of the University of Missouri, Cornell University, North Carolina State University, Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc., University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc., The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: Melissa G. Mitchum, Amy Replogle, Jianying Wang, Xiaohong Wang, Shiyan Chen, Ping Lang, Eric L. Davis, Thomas J. Baum, Richard S. Hussey
  • Patent number: PP30402
    Abstract: A new variety of Miscanthus sinensis plant named ‘M77’ produces a reduced number of seeds, making it less invasive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne W. Hanna, Brian M. Schwartz
  • Patent number: PP30724
    Abstract: A new variety of Pennisetum alopecuroides plant named ‘Tift H18’ produces a reduced number of seeds, making it less invasive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne W. Hanna, Brian M. Schwartz
  • Patent number: RE47539
    Abstract: Convenient methods of preparing aza-dibenzocyclooctynes are disclosed herein. Aza-dibenzocyclooctynes attached to a surface are also disclosed herein. Aza-dibenzocyclooctynes can be reacted with azides to form heterocyclic compounds. Such reactions can be useful in a wide variety of applications including, for example, labeling surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC.
    Inventors: Vladimir V. Popik, Alexander Kuzmin, Andrei Polukhtine
  • Patent number: PP30815
    Abstract: A new variety of Citrus ichangensis x C. maxima plant named ‘Tift2-16’ produces fruit with a reduced number of seeds, making it valuable as a backyard fruit tree. Also, it is a desirable tree for landscaping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne W. Hanna, Brian M. Schwartz
  • Patent number: PP30816
    Abstract: A new variety of Citrus reticulata plant named ‘Tift3-46’ produces fruit with a reduced number of seeds, making it valuable as a backyard fruit tree. Also, it is a desirable tree for landscaping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne W. Hanna, Brian M. Schwartz
  • Patent number: PP30824
    Abstract: A new Hibiscus plant named ‘RutHib1’ is characterized by a combination of good form, medium vigor, predominately purple foliage, white flowers with a red eye, and good tolerance to Alternaria, Cercospora, and Phytophthora pathogens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventor: John M. Ruter