Patents Examined by David H Kruse
  • Patent number: 10808260
    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: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignees: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
    Inventors: Andrew Farmer Bent, Matthew Hudson, Brian Diers, Sara Melito, David Edward Cook, Teresa Hughes, Adam Bayless, Jianping Wang, Tong Geon Lee, Xiaoli Guo
  • Patent number: 10765084
    Abstract: A seed coating composition comprising a mixture of a fungal root endophyte isolated from a root of the plant found in low-nutrient, drought-stressed or multiply-stressed conditions and a carrier medium for application of said composition to a target seed, wherein the endophyte is characterised in having a nuclear ribosomal internal transcribed spacer (nr ITS) with at least a 90% sequence identity to any one of SEQ ID NOs: 3 to 15.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignees: The Provost, Fellows, Foundation Scholars & the Other Members of Board, of the College of the Holy & Undivided Trinity of Queen Elizabeth, Near Dublin, University College Dublin, National University of Ireland, Dublin
    Inventors: Brian Murphy, Trevor Hodkinson, Fiona Doohan
  • Patent number: 10750692
    Abstract: The invention provides Tagetes patula ray florets comprising cyanidin-3-rutinoside, cyanidin-3-glucoside, petunidin-3-glucoside, and cyanidin in the lower epidermal layers. The invention also provides Tagetes plants comprising a mutant prdr1-1 allele and methods for producing a plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves or with another plant, such as a plant of another genotype. The invention further relates to seeds and plants produced by crossing Tagetes plants comprising a mutant prdr1-1 allele. The invention further relates to parts of such plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: BALL HORTICULTURAL COMPANY
    Inventors: Blair L. Winner, Jayaraj Alappat
  • Patent number: 10750701
    Abstract: Provided relates to a crop Lisianthus (Eustoma grandiflorum) plants that do not require cold treatment (vernalization) for the inductions of bolting and flowering, and to means and methods for producing same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Yissum Research Development Company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Ltd.
    Inventors: Avichai Amrad, Kfir Bandel, Tzili Pleban, Dani Zamir
  • Patent number: 10743497
    Abstract: Provided herein are white rust resistant plants of the genus Chrysanthemum and seeds, plant parts, plant cells and progeny thereof. Also provided herein are markers for identifying white rust resistant plants of the genus Chrysanthemum. Specifically, the present invention relates to plant belonging to the genus Chrysanthemum, the plants are resistant to white rust and the plants comprise in their genome at least one genomic region, or gene or allele, providing white rust resistance, the white rust resistance providing genomic region, or gene or allele, is genetically linked to a nucleic acid sequence comprised in at least one copy in the genome of the resistant plants and is represented by SEQ ID No. 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Dümmen Group B.V.
    Inventors: Paulus Cornelis Maris, Peter Wain
  • Patent number: 10738320
    Abstract: The present invention provides for soybean plant and seed comprising transformation event MON89788 and DNA molecules unique to these events. The invention also provides methods for detecting the presence of these DNA molecules in a sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Marianne Malven, Jennifer Rinehart, Nancy Taylor, Ellen Dickinson
  • Patent number: 10736294
    Abstract: Novel Diplotaxis tenuifolia, such as Diplotaxis tenuifolia designated RAPIDA is disclosed. In some embodiments, the invention relates to the seeds of Diplotaxis tenuifolia RAPIDA, to the plants and plant parts of Diplotaxis tenuifolia RAPIDA, and to methods for producing a Diplotaxis tenuifolia plant by crossing the Diplotaxis tenuifolia RAPIDA with itself or another Diplotaxis tenuifolia plant. The invention further relates to methods for producing a Diplotaxis tenuifolia plant containing in its genetic material one or more transgenes and to the transgenic plants produced by that method and to methods for producing other Diplotaxis tenuifolia plants derived from the Diplotaxis tenuifolia RAPIDA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Vilmorin S.A.
    Inventor: Erling Hegelund
  • Patent number: 10721903
    Abstract: Disclosed is a Ganoderma Lucidum strain suitable for large-scale liquid fermentation, named as Ganoderma Lucidum G2, deposited with China General Microbiological Culture Collection Center under the accession number CGMCC No. 3982 on Jul. 20, 2010, and a method of mutation breeding the same and use of the strain. The Ganoderma Lucidum strain which belongs to Ganodermataceae, genus Ganoderma, species red Ganoderma Lucidum is obtained by artificial mutagenizing and breeding. The production of mycelia using the Ganoderma Lucidum strain G2 is 80˜120 times higher as compared with the production of mycelia using wild-type naïve Ganoderma Lucidum strain. The mycelia produced using the Ganoderma Lucidum strain G2 have higher contents of main pharmaceutical ingredients. The Ganoderma Lucidum strain suitable for large-scale liquid fermentation can be used for manufacturing oral solution or beverage comprising Ganoderma mycelia or extracts of Ganoderma mycelia as main active ingredient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Yunnan Mingshida-Science-Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yingkui Zhou, Meng Zhou, Nuo Zhou
  • Patent number: 10721896
    Abstract: Lupine plants comprising a homozygous recessive allele that produces a year round flowering characteristic (or year round flowering phenotype or trait) are disclosed. One embodiment relates to the seeds of said year round flowering lupine plants, to the plants of said year round flowering lupine plants, to plant parts of said year round flowering lupine plants, and to methods for producing a lupine plant produced by crossing said year round flowering lupine plant with itself or with another lupine plant. Another embodiment also relates to methods for producing a lupine plant having a year round flowering characteristic (or year round flowering phenotype or trait) and to the year round flowering lupine plants and plant parts produced by those methods. Another embodiment relates to producing interspecific lupine plants having a year round flowering characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Green Fuse Botanicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazunori Sato, Tsutomu Semba
  • Patent number: 10694691
    Abstract: The present invention relates to intergeneric hybrid plants of Zinnia elegans and Tagetes erecta and methods for making the same. The invention further relates to methods for producing intergeneric hybrid plants of Z. elegans and T. erecta containing in their genetic material one or more transgenes and the intergeneric hybrid plants produced by that method. The invention also relates to transferring desirable characteristics from one genera to the other, as well as creation of new unique characteristics not found in either of the parent genera alone. The invention further relates to methods for producing intergeneric hybrid plants of Z. elegans and T. erecta derived from intergeneric hybrid plants of Z. elegans and T. erecta and to the plants produced by the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Floranova Service Corporation
    Inventor: Paul Andrew Talmadge
  • Patent number: 10687491
    Abstract: A New Guinea Impatiens plant designated SAKIMP051 is disclosed. Embodiments include seeds of New Guinea Impatiens SAKIMP051, plants of New Guinea Impatiens SAKIMP051, to plant parts of New Guinea Impatiens SAKIMP051, and methods for producing an impatiens plant produced by crossing New Guinea Impatiens SAKIMP051 with itself or with another impatiens variety. Embodiments include methods for producing an impatiens plant containing in its genetic material one or more genes or transgenes and transgenic impatiens plants and plant parts produced by those methods. Embodiments also relate to impatiens varieties, breeding varieties, plant parts, and cells derived from New Guinea Impatiens SAKIMP051, methods for producing other impatiens lines or plant parts derived from New Guinea Impatiens SAKIMP051, and the impatiens plants, varieties, and their parts derived from use of those methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Sakata Seed Corporation
    Inventor: Chihiro Sato
  • Patent number: 10674699
    Abstract: The invention provides methods for preparing a conifer seedling with increased tolerance to a pest. A conifer seedling is inoculated with an isolated endophyte when the conifer seedling is susceptible to colonization by the endophyte.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Irving Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: John David Miller, Greg William Adams
  • Patent number: 10660290
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated PH47CK and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are provided. Methods for producing a maize plant comprise crossing maize variety PH47CK with another maize plant are provided. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into PH47CK through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby are provided. Hybrid maize seed, plants or plant parts are produced by crossing the variety PH47CK or a locus conversion of PH47CK with another maize variety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: Brandon Michael Wardyn
  • Patent number: 10653095
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated PH487D and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are provided. Methods for producing a maize plant comprise crossing maize variety PH487D with another maize plant are provided. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into PH487D through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby are provided. Hybrid maize seed, plants or plant parts are produced by crossing the variety PH487D or a locus conversion of PH487D with another maize variety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: Elliot Lee Heffner
  • Patent number: 10655143
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for controlling pests are provided. The methods involve transforming organisms with a nucleic acid sequence encoding an insecticidal protein. In particular, the nucleic acid sequences are useful for preparing plants and microorganisms that possess insecticidal activity. Thus, transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, plant tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions are insecticidal nucleic acids and proteins of bacterial species. The sequences find use in the construction of expression vectors for subsequent transformation into organisms of interest, as probes for the isolation of other homologous (or partially homologous) genes. The insecticidal proteins find use in controlling, inhibiting growth or killing lepidopteran, coleopteran, dipteran, fungal, hemipteran, and nematode pest populations and for producing compositions with insecticidal activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: David C. Cerf, James J. English, Carol A. Hendrick, Lu Liu, Jarred K. Oral, Phillip A. Patten, Barbara A. Rosen, Ute Schellenberger, Ingrid Udranszky, Jun-Zhi Wei, Genhai Zhu
  • Patent number: 10645896
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated PH416S and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are provided. Methods for producing a maize plant comprise crossing maize variety PH416S with another maize plant are provided. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into PH416S through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby are provided. Hybrid maize seed, plants or plant parts are produced by crossing the variety PH416S or a locus conversion of PH416S with another maize variety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: Neway Challa Mengistu
  • Patent number: 10638690
    Abstract: A New Guinea Impatiens plant designated SAKIMP050 is disclosed. Embodiments include seeds of New Guinea Impatiens SAKIMP050, plants of New Guinea Impatiens SAKIMP050, to plant parts of New Guinea Impatiens SAKIMP050, and methods for producing an impatiens plant produced by crossing New Guinea Impatiens SAKIMP050 with itself or with another impatiens variety. Embodiments include methods for producing an impatiens plant containing in its genetic material one or more genes or transgenes and transgenic impatiens plants and plant parts produced by those methods. Embodiments also relate to impatiens varieties, breeding varieties, plant parts, and cells derived from New Guinea Impatiens SAKIMP050, methods for producing other impatiens lines or plant parts derived from New Guinea Impatiens SAKIMP050, and the impatiens plants, varieties, and their parts derived from use of those methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Sakata Seed Corporation
    Inventor: Chihiro Sato
  • Patent number: 10638693
    Abstract: A New Guinea Impatiens plant designated SAKIMP059 is disclosed. Embodiments include seeds of New Guinea Impatiens SAKIMP059, plants of New Guinea Impatiens SAKIMP059, to plant parts of New Guinea Impatiens SAKIMP059, and methods for producing an impatiens plant produced by crossing New Guinea Impatiens SAKIMP059 with itself or with another impatiens variety. Embodiments include methods for producing an impatiens plant containing in its genetic material one or more genes or transgenes and transgenic impatiens plants and plant parts produced by those methods. Embodiments also relate to impatiens varieties, breeding varieties, plant parts, and cells derived from New Guinea Impatiens SAKIMP059, methods for producing other impatiens lines or plant parts derived from New Guinea Impatiens SAKIMP059, and the impatiens plants, varieties, and their parts derived from use of those methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Sakata Seed Corporation
    Inventor: Chihiro Sato
  • Patent number: 10638692
    Abstract: A New Guinea Impatiens plant designated SAKIMP058 is disclosed. Embodiments include seeds of New Guinea Impatiens SAKIMP058, plants of New Guinea Impatiens SAKIMP058, to plant parts of New Guinea Impatiens SAKIMP058, and methods for producing an impatiens plant produced by crossing New Guinea Impatiens SAKIMP058 with itself or with another impatiens variety. Embodiments include methods for producing an impatiens plant containing in its genetic material one or more genes or transgenes and transgenic impatiens plants and plant parts produced by those methods. Embodiments also relate to impatiens varieties, breeding varieties, plant parts, and cells derived from New Guinea Impatiens SAKIMP058, methods for producing other impatiens lines or plant parts derived from New Guinea Impatiens SAKIMP058, and the impatiens plants, varieties, and their parts derived from use of those methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Sakata Seed Corporation
    Inventor: Chihiro Sato
  • Patent number: 10638691
    Abstract: A New Guinea Impatiens plant designated SAKIMP057 is disclosed. Embodiments include seeds of New Guinea Impatiens SAKIMP057, plants of New Guinea Impatiens SAKIMP057, to plant parts of New Guinea Impatiens SAKIMP057, and methods for producing an impatiens plant produced by crossing New Guinea Impatiens SAKIMP057 with itself or with another impatiens variety. Embodiments include methods for producing an impatiens plant containing in its genetic material one or more genes or transgenes and transgenic impatiens plants and plant parts produced by those methods. Embodiments also relate to impatiens varieties, breeding varieties, plant parts, and cells derived from New Guinea Impatiens SAKIMP057, methods for producing other impatiens lines or plant parts derived from New Guinea Impatiens SAKIMP057, and the impatiens plants, varieties, and their parts derived from use of those methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Sakata Seed Corporation
    Inventor: Chihiro Sato