Patents Examined by Ashwin Mehta
  • Patent number: 7884263
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for reducing the level of nornicotine and N?-nitrosonornicotine (NNN) in Nicotiana plants and plant parts thereof are provided. The compositions comprise isolated polynucleotides and polypeptides for cytochrome P450s that are involved in the metabolic conversion of nicotine to nornicotine in these plants. Expression cassettes, vectors, plants, and plant parts thereof comprising inhibitory sequences that target expression or function of the disclosed cytochrome P450 polypeptides are also provided. Methods for the use of these novel sequences to inhibit expression or function of cytochrome P450 polypeptides involved in this metabolic conversion are also provided. The methods find use in the production of tobacco products that have reduced levels of nornicotine and its carcinogenic metabolite, NNN, and thus reduced carcinogenic potential for individuals consuming these tobacco products or exposed to secondary smoke derived from these products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignees: North Carolina State University, University of Kentucky Research Foundation
    Inventors: Ralph E. Dewey, Steven W. Bowen, Balazs Siminszky, Lily Gavilano
  • Patent number: 7880061
    Abstract: A soybean variety designated SN97-6946, the plants and seeds of soybean variety SN97-6946, methods for producing a soybean plant produced by crossing the variety SN97-6946 with itself or with another soybean plant, and hybrid soybean seeds and plants produced by crossing the variety SN97-6946 with another soybean line or plant, and the creation of variants by mutagenesis or by transformation of variety SN97-6946. This invention also relates to methods for producing other soybean varieties or breeding lines derived from soybean variety SN97-6946 and to soybean varieties or breeding lines produced by those methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: The Curators Of The University Of Missouri
    Inventors: David A. Sleper, Prakash R. Arelli
  • Patent number: 7872175
    Abstract: According to the invention, there is provided a novel soybean variety designated XB05L09. This invention thus relates to the seeds of soybean variety XB05L09, to the plants of soybean XB05L09 to plant parts of soybean variety XB05L09 and to methods for producing a soybean plant produced by crossing plants of the soybean variety XB05L09 with another soybean plant, using XB05L09 as either the male or the female parent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley R. Hedges, Martin A. Fabrizius, Michael T. Roach
  • Patent number: 7872177
    Abstract: According to the invention, there is provided seed and plants of the hybrid corn variety designated CH151527. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of the variety CH151527, and to methods for producing a corn plant produced by crossing a corn plant of variety CH151527 with itself or with another corn plant, such as a plant of another variety. The invention further relates to genetic complements of plants of variety CH151527.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventor: Marvin Boerboom
  • Patent number: 7872178
    Abstract: According to the invention, there is provided seed and plants of the hybrid corn variety designated CH929154. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of the variety CH929154, and to methods for producing a corn plant produced by crossing a corn plant of variety CH929154 with itself or with another corn plant, such as a plant of another variety. The invention further relates to genetic complements of plants of variety CH929154.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventor: Jon Popi
  • Patent number: 7868156
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel seed specific promoter regions. The present invention further provide methods of producing proteins and other products of interest and methods of controlling expression of nucleic acid sequences of interest using the seed specific promoter regions. The present invention also provides methods of identifying and isolating novel seed specific promoters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Board of Trustees of Michigan State University
    Inventors: John B. Ohlrogge, Christoph Benning, Hongbo Gao, Thomas Arno Alfred Girke, Joseph A. White
  • Patent number: 7863505
    Abstract: According to the invention, there is provided seed and plants of the hybrid corn variety designated CH363113. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of the variety CH363113, and to methods for producing a corn plant produced by crossing a corn plant of variety CH363113 with itself or with another corn plant, such as a plant of another variety. The invention further relates to genetic complements of plants of variety CH363113.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventor: Joel F. Holthaus
  • Patent number: 7863504
    Abstract: According to the invention, there is provided a novel soybean variety designated XB18T09. This invention thus relates to the seeds of soybean variety XB18T09, to the plants of soybean XB18T09 to plant parts of soybean variety XB18T09 and to methods for producing a soybean plant produced by crossing plants of the soybean variety XB18T09 with another soybean plant, using XB18T09 as either the male or the female parent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventor: Martin A. Fabrizius
  • Patent number: 7858851
    Abstract: According to the invention, there is provided a novel soybean variety designated XB17G09. This invention thus relates to the seeds of soybean variety XB17G09, to the plants of soybean XB17G09 to plant parts of soybean variety XB17G09 and to methods for producing a soybean plant produced by crossing plants of the soybean variety XB17G09 with another soybean plant, using XB17G09 as either the male or the female parent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin A. Fabrizius, Michael T. Roach
  • Patent number: 7858852
    Abstract: According to the invention, there is provided a novel soybean variety designated XB16E09. This invention thus relates to the seeds of soybean variety XB16E09, to the plants of soybean XB16E09 to plant parts of soybean variety XB16E09 and to methods for producing a soybean plant produced by crossing plants of the soybean variety XB16E09 with another soybean plant, using XB16E09 as either the male or the female parent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin A. Fabrizius, Michael T. Roach
  • Patent number: 7855323
    Abstract: Anti-sense-oriented RNA gene suppression agents in the form of a loop of anti-sense-oriented RNA is produced in cells of transgenic organisms, e.g. plants, by transcription from a recombinant DNA construct which comprises in 5? to 3? order a promoter element operably linked to an anti-sense-oriented DNA element and a complementary DNA element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Shihshieh Huang, Thomas M. Malvar, Michael H. Luethy
  • Patent number: 7838653
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions and methods for regulating expression of heterologous nucleotide sequences in a plant. Compositions are novel nucleotide sequences for a stress-induced promoter endogenously associated with the rye CBF31 coding region. A method for expressing a heterologous nucleotide sequence in a plant or plant cell using the regulatory sequences disclosed herein is provided. The method comprises transforming a plant cell to comprise a heterologous nucleotide sequence operably linked to a regulatory sequence of the present invention and optionally regenerating a stably transformed plant from the transformed plant cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc
    Inventor: Shoba Sivasankar
  • Patent number: 7829764
    Abstract: According to the invention, there is provided a novel soybean variety designated XB28M08. This invention thus relates to the seeds of soybean variety XB28M08, to the plants of soybean XB28M08 to plant parts of soybean variety XB28M08 and to methods for producing a soybean plant produced by crossing plants of the soybean variety XB28M08 with another soybean plant, using XB28M08 as either the male or the female parent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventors: Leon G. Streit, Thomas C. Corbin
  • Patent number: 7829690
    Abstract: Non-coding regulatory element polynucleotide molecules isolated from a nopaline synthase gene and vitopine synthase gene of Agrobacterium vitis are useful for expressing transgenes in plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventor: Susan J. Johnson
  • Patent number: 7829689
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a method of expressing a protein of interest, preferably a heterologous protein, in preferably a plant. In a preferred embodiment said plant is a doubled haploid homozygous transgenic Nicotiana tabacum plant silenced for Ntp303. Furthermore, the invention relates to said plant with or without nucleic acid constructs according to the invention. Propagation, harvest and tissue material of said transgenic Nicotiana tabacum plant is also a part of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: H1 H4 Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Marinus Maria Antonius Van Herpen, Jozef Maurinus Raymond Hulzink, Anton Felix Croes
  • Patent number: 7825299
    Abstract: According to the invention, there is provided a novel soybean variety designated XB18U09. This invention thus relates to the seeds of soybean variety XB18U09, to the plants of soybean XB18U09 to plant parts of soybean variety XB18U09 and to methods for producing a soybean plant produced by crossing plants of the soybean variety XB18U09 with another soybean plant, using XB18U09 as either the male or the female parent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventor: Martin A. Fabrizius
  • Patent number: 7825308
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated 32D78 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof, produced by crossing Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. proprietary inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant that comprises crossing maize variety 32D78 with another maize plant. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into 32D78 through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. This invention relates to the maize variety 32D78, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety 32D78. This invention further relates to methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety 32D78 and to the maize varieties derived by the use of those methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventor: Terry R. Colbert
  • Patent number: 7825309
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated 36H43 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof, produced by crossing Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. proprietary inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant that comprises crossing maize variety 36H43 with another maize plant. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into 36H43 through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. This invention relates to the maize variety 36H43, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety 36H43. This invention further relates to methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety 36H43 and to the maize varieties derived by the use of those methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventor: Russell L. Fox
  • Patent number: 7820880
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for the stacking of multiple nucleotide sequences at precise locations in the genome of a plant or plant cell are provided. Specifically, transfer cassettes comprising nucleotide sequences of interest flanked by non-identical recombination sites are introduced into a plant comprising a target site. The target site contains at least a set of non-identical recombination sites corresponding to those on the transfer cassette. Exchange of the nucleotide sequences flanked by the recombination sites is effected by a recombinase. The transfer cassettes and target sites are designed so as to allow for the stacking or ordering of nucleotide sequences at precise locations in the plant genome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi-Bred Int'l. Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher L. Baszczynski, Benjamin A. Bowen, David J. Peterson, Laura A. Tagliani
  • Patent number: 7820891
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated PHV6K and seed, plants and plant parts thereof. Methods for producing a maize plant that comprise crossing maize variety PHV6K with another maize plant. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into PHV6K through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. Hybrid maize seed, plant or plant part produced by crossing the variety PHV6K or a trait conversion of PHV6K with another maize variety. Inbred maize varieties derived from maize variety PHV6K, methods for producing other inbred maize varieties derived from maize variety PHV6K and the inbred maize varieties and their parts derived by the use of those methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles Thomas Cunnyngham