Patents Examined by Brent Page
  • Patent number: 10066271
    Abstract: This invention relates to methods for identifying maize plants that having decreased MRCV. The methods use molecular markers to identify and to select plants with decreased MRCV or to identify and deselect plants with decreased MRCV. Maize plants generated by the methods of the invention are also a feature of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: AgriGenetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer L. Hamilton, Juan P. Raimondi, Trisha Borowicz, Cherie Ochsenfeld, James W. Bing
  • Patent number: 9957514
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods and compositions for genetic transformation of Lemnaceae species.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignees: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC
    Inventors: Rob Martienssen, Almudena Molla-Morales, Alex Cantó-Pastor, Evan Ernst, John Shanklin, Yiheng Yan
  • Patent number: 9924653
    Abstract: A maize plant and a method of increasing the number of grain bearing ears per plant is provided. The maize plants, irrespective of their variety, exhibit at least two adjacent shortened internodes (defined as being equal to or less than twice the largest transverse dimension of the stalk just above the ground) spacing at least two ear nodes. Preferably the internode spacing is about 70 mm or less. The maize plants are preferably selected such that the ears develop substantially synchronously; the silks start being exerted either at the same time as, or before, pollen is released by the tassels of the plants; and the maize plants are both of a dwarf maize type and a prolific plant type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Inventor: Kenneth Eric Jesse Davie
  • Patent number: 9894867
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated X00H389 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are produced by crossing inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant by crossing hybrid maize variety X00H389 with another maize plant are disclosed. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X00H389 through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. This invention relates to the maize variety X00H389, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X00H389. This invention further relates to methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X00H389.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Adam Chandler, Louis Brian Chapko, Edwin Michael Grote, Julia Xiuling Zhang
  • Patent number: 9888653
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated X15K726 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are produced by crossing inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant by crossing hybrid maize variety X15K726 with another maize plant are disclosed. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X15K726 through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. This invention relates to the maize variety X15K726, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X15K726. This invention further relates to methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X15K726.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Nicholas Adam Crowley, Charles Thomas Cunnyngham, Mark Jacob Gadlage, Daniel Preston Gorman, Thomas Russell Henry, Randall Newton Holley, Daniel Joseph Pohl, Jennifer Ann Steinke
  • Patent number: 9888657
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated X03K054 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are produced by crossing inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant by crossing hybrid maize variety X03K054 with another maize plant are disclosed. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X03K054 through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. This invention relates to the maize variety X03K054, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X03K054. This invention further relates to methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X03K054.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: Travis J Lee
  • Patent number: 9890386
    Abstract: Five novel plant transcription terminators MYB2, KTI1, PIP1, EF1A2, and MTH1 are isolated from soybean and their functions in the regulation of RNA transcription and processing in plants are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventor: Zhongsen Li
  • Patent number: 9877454
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated X08K186 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are produced by crossing inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant by crossing hybrid maize variety X08K186 with another maize plant are disclosed. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X08K186 through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. This invention relates to the maize variety X08K186, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X08K186. This invention further relates to methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X08K186.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Phillip Jines, Leah Viesselmann Stirling, David Walter Whitaker
  • Patent number: 9877447
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated X08H721 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are produced by crossing inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant by crossing hybrid maize variety X08H721 with another maize plant are disclosed. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X08H721 through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. This invention relates to the maize variety X08H721, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X08H721. This invention further relates to methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X08H721.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Charles Barker, Mario Rosario Carlone, Jr., Mark David Hoffbeck
  • Patent number: 9872464
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated X13H891 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are produced by crossing inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant by crossing hybrid maize variety X13H891 with another maize plant are disclosed. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X13H891 through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. This invention relates to the maize variety X13H891, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X13H891. This invention further relates to methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X13H891.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Charles Barker, Luis A Verde Chifflet, Brandon Michael Wardyn
  • Patent number: 9872476
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated X08K208 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are produced by crossing inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant by crossing hybrid maize variety X08K208 with another maize plant are disclosed. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X08K208 through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. This invention relates to the maize variety X08K208, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X08K208. This invention further relates to methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X08K208.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Russell Fox, Elliot Lee Heffner, Gary Edward Henke, Sara Jane Lira, Luis A Verde Chifflet
  • Patent number: 9872474
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated X08K251 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are produced by crossing inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant by crossing hybrid maize variety X08K251 with another maize plant are disclosed. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X08K251 through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. This invention relates to the maize variety X08K251, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X08K251. This invention further relates to methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X08K251.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: Michael Phillip Jines
  • Patent number: 9872463
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated X13H893 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are produced by crossing inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant by crossing hybrid maize variety X13H893 with another maize plant are disclosed. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X13H893 through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. This invention relates to the maize variety X13H893, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X13H893. This invention further relates to methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X13H893.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Charles Barker, Robert Lee Segebart, Brandon Michael Wardyn
  • Patent number: 9868996
    Abstract: The current invention provides methods and compositions for producing an elite line of Zea mays enhanced for transformability. Compositions comprising an elite germplasm exhibiting increased transformability are disclosed. Further provided are methods for breeding maize such that enhanced transformability traits may be transferred to a desired germplasm. The plants and methods of the invention represent a valuable new tool for the creation of elite transgenic plants, preferably having one or more added beneficial characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Brenda A. Lowe, Paul S. Chomet
  • Patent number: 9867359
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated X13K471 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are produced by crossing inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant by crossing hybrid maize variety X13K471 with another maize plant are disclosed. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X13K471 through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. This invention relates to the maize variety X13K471, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X13K471. This invention further relates to methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X13K471.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: Andrew Jon Ross
  • Patent number: 9867358
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated X08H786 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are produced by crossing inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant by crossing hybrid maize variety X08H786 with another maize plant are disclosed. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X08H786 through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. This invention relates to the maize variety X08H786, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X08H786. This invention further relates to methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X08H786.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: David B Fischer
  • Patent number: 9867342
    Abstract: The invention relates to the field of Cucumis melo, in particular to a new variety of melon designated NUN 16121 MEM as well as plants, seeds and melon fruits thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Nunhems B.V.
    Inventor: Jean Paul Ginoux
  • Patent number: 9861062
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated X13H963 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are produced by crossing inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant by crossing hybrid maize variety X13H963 with another maize plant are disclosed. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X13H963 through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. This invention relates to the maize variety X13H963, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X13H963. This invention further relates to methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X13H963.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Mario Rosario Carlone, Jr., Andrew Jon Ross, Jennifer Ann Tarter
  • Patent number: 9861063
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated X13H969 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are produced by crossing inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant by crossing hybrid maize variety X13H969 with another maize plant are disclosed. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X13H969 through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. This invention relates to the maize variety X13H969, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X13H969. This invention further relates to methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X13H969.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: PIONEER Hl-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew Jon Ross, Jennifer Ann Tarter
  • Patent number: 9862960
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for transiently expressing proteins in a plant are provided. The compositions comprise plants, seeds, plant tissues, and plant parts expressing a protein, wherein the protein is expressed transiently and the transient expression of the protein can be used as a predictive model of how said protein will be expressed in stable transgenic plants in regards to qualitative and quantitative data. The predictive model may be used but is not limited to: promoter evaluation, evaluation of expression cassette construction for best performance (e.g. addition of enhancers or gene silencing suppressors), evaluation of best ways to express heterologous genes (e.g. point mutations, targeting), fast evaluation of endogenous gene knockout, evaluation of protein expression levels, cellular targeting, tissue targeting, transcriptional enhancers, translational enhancer protein toxicity and metabolic profiling. Further provided are methods of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Syngenta Participations AG
    Inventor: Kasimalai Azhakanandam