Patents Examined by David H Kruse
  • Patent number: 11064673
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides novel endophyte strains or cultures thereof that have a symbiotic relationship with plants. The present disclosure further provides methods of improving seed vitality, biotic and abiotic stress resistance, plant health and yield under both stressed and unstressed environmental conditions, comprising inoculating a seed with the novel endophyte strains and cultivating a plant therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: University of Saskatchewan
    Inventors: Vladimir Vujanovic, James J. Germida
  • Patent number: 11044882
    Abstract: A novel soybean variety, designated 5PFAS69 is provided. Also provided are the seeds of soybean variety 5PFAS69, cells from soybean variety 5PFAS69, plants of soybean 5PFAS69, and plant parts of soybean variety 5PFAS69. Methods provided include producing a soybean plant by crossing soybean variety 5PFAS69 with another soybean plant, methods for introgressing a transgenic trait, a mutant trait, and/or a native trait into soybean variety 5PFAS69, methods for producing other soybean varieties or plant parts derived from soybean variety 5PFAS69, and methods of characterizing soybean variety 5PFAS69. Soybean seed, cells, plants, germplasm, breeding lines, varieties, and plant parts produced by these methods and/or derived from soybean variety 5PFAS69 are further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Inventors: Andrea Beth Kalvig, Leslie Charles Kuhlman
  • Patent number: 11032987
    Abstract: A hybrid Begonia designated ‘Green Leaf White 1605-01T1’ is disclosed. The invention relates to the plants and parts thereof of hybrid Begonia ‘Green Leaf White 1605-01T1’, and to methods for producing other Begonia lines, cultivars or hybrids derived from the hybrid Begonia ‘Green Leaf White 1605-01T1’.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Ernst Benary Samenzucht GmbH
    Inventors: Iris Mkademi, Johannes Nebelmeir
  • Patent number: 11026393
    Abstract: The invention relates to the novel cotton variety designated NG 3994 B3XF. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants, plant parts and derivatives of the cotton variety NG 3994 B3XF. Also provided by the invention are methods of using cotton variety NG 3994 B3XF and products derived therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing cotton plants by crossing the cotton variety NG 3994 B3XF with itself or another cotton variety and plants and seeds produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Americot, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas David Brooks
  • Patent number: 11013201
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a cotton variety, designated PX4A54W3FE, the plants and seeds of the cotton variety PX4A54W3FE, methods for producing a cotton plant, either varietal or hybrid, produced by crossing the cotton variety PX4A54W3FE with itself or with another cotton plant, hybrid cotton seeds and plants produced by crossing the variety PX4A54W3FE with another cotton variety or plan, methods for producing a cotton plant containing in its genetic material one or more transgenes, and the transgenic cotton plants produced by that method. This disclosure also relates to cotton varieties derived from cotton variety PX4A54W3FE, to methods for producing other cotton varieties derived from cotton variety PX4A54W3FE, and to the varieties derived by the use of those methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Phytogen Seed Company LLC
    Inventors: Mustafa G. McPherson, Joel F. Mahill
  • Patent number: 11013208
    Abstract: A culture of the Agaricus bisporus strain B12998 is provided, the culture of the strain B12998 having been deposited under the NRRL Accession Number 50902. Other embodiments include a hybrid strain of Agaricus bisporus having BP-1 as one parent and an OW, SW, HW or experimental BW strain as a second parent. Still other embodiments include a hybrid strain of Agaricus bisporus having strain B12998 as at least one parent. Methods are provided for obtaining offspring including homokaryotic lines from select hybrid strain cultures of Agaricus bisporus, as well as methods and processes for producing hybrid mushroom cultures. A method of mushroom strain development is further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: SYLVAN AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Richard Kerrigan, Mark Wach, Michelle Schultz
  • Patent number: 11013202
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a cotton variety, designated PX4A52W3FE, the plants and seeds of the cotton variety PX4A52W3FE, methods for producing a cotton plant, either varietal or hybrid, produced by crossing the cotton variety PX4A52W3FE with itself or with another cotton plant, hybrid cotton seeds and plants produced by crossing the variety PX4A52W3FE with another cotton variety or plan, methods for producing a cotton plant containing in its genetic material one or more transgenes, and the transgenic cotton plants produced by that method. This disclosure also relates to cotton varieties derived from cotton variety PX4A52W3FE, to methods for producing other cotton varieties derived from cotton variety PX4A52W3FE, and to the varieties derived by the use of those methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Phytogen Seed Company, LLC
    Inventors: Mustafa G. McPherson, Joel F. Mahill
  • Patent number: 11013207
    Abstract: The invention relates to the novel cotton variety designated NG 3956 B3XF. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants, plant parts and derivatives of the cotton variety NG 3956 B3XF. Also provided by the invention are methods of using cotton variety NG 3956 B3XF and products derived therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing cotton plants by crossing the cotton variety NG 3956 B3XF with itself or another cotton variety and plants and seeds produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Americot, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas David Brooks
  • Patent number: 11013203
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a cotton variety, designated PX3A99W3FE, the plants and seeds of the cotton variety PX3A99W3FE, methods for producing a cotton plant, either varietal or hybrid, produced by crossing the cotton variety PX3A99W3FE with itself or with another cotton plant, hybrid cotton seeds and plants produced by crossing the variety PX3A99W3FE with another cotton variety or plan, methods for producing a cotton plant containing in its genetic material one or more transgenes, and the transgenic cotton plants produced by that method. This disclosure also relates to cotton varieties derived from cotton variety PX3A99W3FE, to methods for producing other cotton varieties derived from cotton variety PX3A99W3FE, and to the varieties derived by the use of those methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Phytogen Seed Company, LLC
    Inventors: Mustafa G. McPherson, Joel F. Mahill
  • Patent number: 10995342
    Abstract: Methods of increasing the resistance of plants, in particular soybeans, to nematodes, in particular soybean cyst nematodes, are provided herein. The methods include increasing the expression of Glyma18g02580, Glyma18g02590 and/or Glyma18g2610 in cells of a plant and in particular in root cells of a plant to increase the resistance of the plant and plant cells to nematodes. The methods include increasing the expression using constitutive promoters or by increasing the copy number of the polynucleotides. Constructs for expressing these polypeptides, transgenic cells, transgenic plants and methods of generating the same are also provided. Methods of screening plant cells for resistance or susceptibility to nematodes are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignees: WISCONSIN ALUMNI RESEARCH FOUNDATION, THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLNOIS
    Inventors: Andrew Bent, Matthew Hudson, Brian Diers, Sara Melito, David Cook, Teresa Hughes, Adam Bayless, Jianping Wang, Tong Geon Lee, Xiaoli Guo
  • Patent number: 10993390
    Abstract: This invention describes a new, high-efficiency method of selecting and advancing pollen donator strains in a breeding or product advancement program, wherein the pollen donator strains are specifically selected to maximize product attributes. Embodiments of this invention relate to the use of a mix of pollen from multiple potential pollen donator strains to cross-pollinate a female corn plant, allowing for single-plant performance comparisons. The comparisons of products from the single plant or less experimental unit allow for the selection of those pollen donator strains that maximize desirable results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Accelerated Ag Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Todd Krone, Jason Cope
  • Patent number: 10982227
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a method for controlling undesired vegetation at a plant cultivation site, the method comprising the steps of providing, at said site, a plant that comprises at least one nucleic acid comprising a nucleotide sequence encoding a wild-type or a mutated protoporphyrinogen oxidase (PPO) which is resistant or tolerant to a PPO-inhibiting herbicide by applying to said site an effective amount of said herbicide. The invention further refers to plants comprising wild-type or mutated PPO enzymes, and methods of obtaining such plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: BASF AGRO B.V.
    Inventors: Raphael Aponte, Stefan Tresch, Matthias Witschel, Jens Lerchl, Dario Massa, Tobias Seiser, Thomas Mietzner, Jill Marie Paulik, Chad Brommer
  • Patent number: 10973191
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a new and distinct cultivar of Platycodon grandiflorum named ‘Raonjena’ with green petals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignees: (AGRICULTURAL CORPORATION) AGROLEAD CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hee-Ock Boo, Sung-Hyun Boo, Hag-Hyun Kim, Sun-Hee Woo, Soo-Jeong Kwon
  • Patent number: 10973190
    Abstract: A new and distinct Vriesea plant named ‘HAPPYYELLOW’ characterized as a funnel-form rosette plant, measuring about 25 cm in height (above the pot when flowering) and 35 cm in diameter; bipinnate spike inflorescence, measuring about 40 cm in height and about 25 cm in diameter, and yellow (closest to RHS 7A) in color; and linear-lanceolate foliage, measuring about 25 cm in length and about 2.5 cm to 3.5 cm in width, and green (RHS 137A) in color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventors: Elly Bak, Nicolaas Steur
  • Patent number: 10966393
    Abstract: A new and distinct Guzmania hybrid named ‘PUNTA’ characterized by solid growth habit; funnel-form rosette plant, measuring about 35 cm in height (above the pot when flowering); numerous, green color foliage (measuring about 40 to 60 cm length and about 4 to 6 cm in width) Superior floral bract production; bracts are orange-red in color (closest to RHS 34A), head inflorescence, measuring about 11 cm in height and about 14 cm in diameter; and long-lasting habit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventors: Elly Bak, Nicolaas Steur
  • Patent number: 10961546
    Abstract: Provided are a glyphosate-resistant gene screening method, an EPSPS mutant gene having glyphosate resistance screened by the method, an EPSPS and C-P Lyase deficient strain and a use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: GEVOTO LLC
    Inventors: Boya Wang, Yuangen Lu, Nanfei Xu
  • Patent number: 10954528
    Abstract: A herbicide tolerant protein SUM1, a coding gene thereof and a use thereof, wherein the herbicide tolerant protein comprises: (a) a protein having an amino acid sequence as shown in SEQ ID NO: 1; or (b) a protein which is derived from (a) by substituting and/or deleting and/or adding one or more amino acids in the amino acid sequence of (a), and has the activity of thifensulfuron hydrolase. The herbicide tolerant protein SUM1 can show a higher tolerance to a plurality of sulfonylurea herbicides, can tolerate four-fold field concentration, and thus has a broad application prospect in plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: BEIJING DABEINONG BIOTECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiangting Xie, Qing Tao, Xiaoming Bao
  • Patent number: 10952390
    Abstract: The disclosure provides seed, tissue cultures, essential oil extracts, and plants of catnip hybrid ‘CR3’, as well as methods for producing a catnip plants by crossing ‘CR3’plants with themselves or with another catnip plant, such as a plant of another genotype, variety, or cultivar. The disclosure further provides seed, tissue cultures, essential oil extracts, and plants produced by such crossing. Methods of using the plants and extracts as insect repellents and in pet toys, are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
    Inventors: James E. Simon, William Reichert, Qingli Wu
  • Patent number: 10947555
    Abstract: The subject invention provides novel plants that are not only resistant to 2,4-D and other phenoxy auxin herbicides, but also to aryloxyphenoxypropionate herbicides. Heretofore, there was no expectation or suggestion that a plant with both of these advantageous properties could be produced by the introduction of a single gene. The subject invention also includes plants that produce one or more enzymes of the subject invention alone or “stacked” together with another herbicide resistance gene, preferably a glyphosate resistance gene, so as to provide broader and more robust weed control, increased treatment flexibility, and improved herbicide resistance management options. More specifically, preferred enzymes and genes for use according to the subject invention are referred to herein as AAD (aryloxyalkanoate dioxygenase) genes and proteins. No ?-ketoglutarate-dependent dioxygenase enzyme has previously been reported to have the ability to degrade herbicides of different chemical classes and modes of action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Terry Wright, Justin Lira, Donald Merlo, Nicole Arnold
  • Patent number: 10939656
    Abstract: The invention relates to the novel cotton variety designated 16R228NRB2XF. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants, plant parts and derivatives of the cotton variety 16R228NRB2XF. Also provided by the invention are methods of using cotton variety 16R228NRB2XF and products derived therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing cotton plants by crossing the cotton variety 16R228NRB2XF with itself or another cotton variety and plants and seeds produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Vivek Sharma, Robert E. McGowen