Patents Examined by Elizabeth F. McElwain
  • Patent number: 11375679
    Abstract: The invention is in the field of Brassica carinata breeding (i.e., Ethiopian mustard breeding), specifically relating to Brassica carinata variety AGR159-4A1A. The present invention relates to seeds, plants or parts thereof, cells, methods of making, and uses of this variety and its progeny.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: NUSEED GLOBAL INNOVATION LTD.
    Inventor: Rick Bennett
  • Patent number: 11371049
    Abstract: Isolated polynucleotides and polypeptides, and recombinant DNA constructs are useful for conferring improved drought tolerance. Compositions (such as plants or seeds) comprising these recombinant DNA constructs; and methods utilizing these recombinant DNA constructs. The recombinant DNA constructs comprise a polynucleotide operably linked to a promoter that is functional in a plant, wherein said polynucleotides encode drought tolerance polypeptides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Inventors: Guangwu Chen, Yang Gao, Guihua Lu, Guanfan Mao, Changgui Wang, Guokui Wang, Yu Zhang
  • Patent number: 11365424
    Abstract: Isolated polynucleotides and polypeptides, and recombinant DNA constructs are useful for conferring improved drought tolerance. Compositions (such as plants or seeds) comprising these recombinant DNA constructs; and methods utilizing these recombinant DNA constructs. The recombinant DNA constructs comprise a polynucleotide operably linked to a promoter that is functional in a plant, wherein said polynucleotides encode drought tolerance polypeptides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Inventors: Guangwu Chen, Yang Gao, Guihua Lu, Guanfan Mao, Changgui Wang, Guokui Wang
  • Patent number: 11357189
    Abstract: This invention relates to crop plants of which the fruit dehiscence properties are modulated. More specifically the invention relates to improved methods and means for reducing seed shattering, or delaying seed shattering until after harvest, in plants, while maintaining at the same time an agronomically relevant threshability of the pods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: BASF AGRICULTURAL SOLUTIONS SEED US LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin Laga, Bart den Boer, Bart Lambert
  • Patent number: 11359207
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for improving plant growth are provided herein. Polynucleotides encoding glutaredoxin proteins, polypeptides encompassing glutaredoxin proteins, and expression constructs for expressing genes of interest whose expression may improve agronomic properties including but not limited to crop yield, biotic and abiotic stress tolerance, and early vigor, plants comprising the polynucleotides, polypeptides, and expression constructs, and methods of producing transgenic plants are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: BENSON HILL, INC.
    Inventor: Benjamin Neil Gray
  • Patent number: 11339401
    Abstract: A method for controlling the building of architecture of gramineous crops and application thereof. The gene CYC U4;1 (Os10g41430) has a specific expression in a rice pulvinus (which is believed to have a specific expression in other gramineous crops), with a CDS sequence as shown in SEQ ID NO: 2, and an encoded amino acid sequence as shown in SEQ ID NO: 3. Also a promoter sequence of the gene, with the sequence as shown in SEQ ID NO: 1. Transgenic lines obtained by cloning a promoter and full-length CDS of CYC U4;1 to pCAMBIA1301 and transferring this into rice Nipponbare are all characterized by having smaller leaf-stem angles than those of wild rice, accordingly, the expression level of the gene CYC U4;1 can be increased or decreased with genetic engineering technology to control the plant architecture development, thereby improving the plant architecture and increasing the density of germplasm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Huazhong Agricultural University
    Inventors: Xuelu Wang, Shiyong Sun
  • Patent number: 11337393
    Abstract: Provided is a canola variety designated 18UU2728I and seed, plants and plant parts thereof produced from a cross of inbred varieties. Methods for producing a canola variety comprise crossing canola variety 18UU2728I with another canola plant. Methods for producing a canola plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into 18UU2728I through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the canola seed, plant and plant part produced thereby are described. Canola variety 18UU2728I, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, plant parts and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of canola variety 18UU2728I are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Inventor: Ushan Alahakoon
  • Patent number: 11337392
    Abstract: Provided is a canola variety designated 18GG0505L and seed, plants and plant parts thereof produced from a cross of inbred varieties. Methods for producing a canola variety comprise crossing canola variety 18GG0505L with another canola plant. Methods for producing a canola plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into 18GG0505L through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the canola seed, plant and plant part produced thereby are described. Canola variety 18GG0505L, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, plant parts and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of canola variety 18GG0505L are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Inventor: Scott McClinchey
  • Patent number: 11325953
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the disclosure provide a protein for promoting the growth of a pollen tube and a gene PbrTTS1 encoding the protein. The amino acid sequence of the protein is shown in SEQ ID No: 1. The nucleotide sequence of the gene PbrTTS1 encoding the protein is shown in SEQ ID No: 2. Other embodiments of the disclosure provide a primer for amplifying the gene PbrTTS1 encoding the protein. The primer includes a forward primer and a reverse primer. The nucleotide sequence of the forward primer is shown in SEQ ID No: 3, and the nucleotide sequence of the reverse primer is shown in SEQ ID No: 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Nanjing Agricultural University
    Inventors: Shaoling Zhang, Huijun Jiao, Juyou Wu, Linlin Xu, Xiaosan Huang, Zhihua Xie, Qian Liu, Yaojun Chang, Peng Wang
  • Patent number: 11310978
    Abstract: Provided is a canola variety designated 18GG0454L and seed, plants and plant parts thereof produced from a cross of inbred varieties. Methods for producing a canola variety comprise crossing canola variety 18GG0454L with another canola plant. Methods for producing a canola plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into 18GG0454L through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the canola seed, plant and plant part produced thereby are described. Canola variety 18GG0454L, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, plant parts and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of canola variety 18GG0454L are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventor: Scott McClinchey
  • Patent number: 11310981
    Abstract: Provided is a canola variety designated 17GN0586R and seed, plants and plant parts thereof produced from a cross of inbred varieties. Methods for producing a canola variety comprise crossing canola variety 17GN0586R with another canola plant. Methods for producing a canola plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into 17GN0586R through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the canola seed, plant and plant part produced thereby are described. Canola variety 17GN0586R, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, plant parts and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of canola variety 17GN0586R are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventor: Igor Falak
  • Patent number: 11310980
    Abstract: Provided is a canola variety designated 18GG2665I and seed, plants and plant parts thereof produced from a cross of inbred varieties. Methods for producing a canola variety comprise crossing canola variety 18GG2665I with another canola plant. Methods for producing a canola plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into 18GG2665I through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the canola seed, plant and plant part produced thereby are described. Canola variety 18GG2665I, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, plant parts and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of canola variety 18GG2665I are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventors: Igor Falak, Chadwick Bruce Koscielny
  • Patent number: 11310979
    Abstract: Provided is a canola variety designated 18GG2664I and seed, plants and plant parts thereof produced from a cross of inbred varieties. Methods for producing a canola variety comprise crossing canola variety 18GG2664I with another canola plant. Methods for producing a canola plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into 18GG2664I through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the canola seed, plant and plant part produced thereby are described. Canola variety 18GG2664I, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, plant parts and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of canola variety 18GG2664I are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventors: Igor Falak, Chadwick Bruce Koscielny
  • Patent number: 11310982
    Abstract: Provided is a canola variety designated 18NG0485L and seed, plants and plant parts thereof produced from a cross of inbred varieties. Methods for producing a canola variety comprise crossing canola variety 18NG0485L with another canola plant. Methods for producing a canola plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into 18NG0485L through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the canola seed, plant and plant part produced thereby are described. Canola variety 18NG0485L, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, plant parts and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of canola variety 18NG0485L are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventors: Igor Falak, Scott McClinchey
  • Patent number: 11310983
    Abstract: Provided is a canola variety designated 18GG0447R and seed, plants and plant parts thereof produced from a cross of inbred varieties. Methods for producing a canola variety comprise crossing canola variety 18GG0447R with another canola plant. Methods for producing a canola plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into 18GG0447R through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the canola seed, plant and plant part produced thereby are described. Canola variety 18GG0447R, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, plant parts and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of canola variety 18GG0447R are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventor: Scott McClinchey
  • Patent number: 11293030
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides the identification of promoters that are preferentially active in tobacco axillary buds. Also provided are tobacco plants comprising reduced or no sucker growth. Also provided are methods and compositions for producing tobacco plants comprising reduced or no sucker growth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Chengalrayan Kudithipudi, Jaemo Yang, Yanxin Shen, Dongmei Xu, Ujwala Warek, James Strickland, Jesse Frederick
  • Patent number: 11291175
    Abstract: A novel canola variety designated CL6109085R and seed, plants and plant parts thereof. Methods for producing a canola plant that comprise crossing canola variety CL6109085R with another canola plant. Methods for producing a canola plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into CL6109085R through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the canola seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. Hybrid canola seed, plant or plant part produced by crossing the canola variety CL6109085R or a locus conversion of CL6109085R with another canola variety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Inventor: Eric Shaw
  • Patent number: 11286494
    Abstract: Described herein are transgenic plants with increased oil content that exhibit enhanced expression of plastid-specific lipases (e.g., PLIP1). The manufacture of lipids can be enhanced by expression of FAD4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Board of Trustees of Michigan State University
    Inventors: Christoph Benning, Kun Wang
  • Patent number: 11261458
    Abstract: Compositions and methods and for enhancing the resistance of plants to plant diseases caused by potyviruses are provided. The compositions comprise nucleic acid molecules encoding resistance (R) gene products and variants thereof and plants, seeds, and plant cells comprising such nucleic acid molecules. The methods for enhancing the resistance of a plant to plant disease caused by a potyvirus comprise introducing a nucleic acid molecule encoding an R gene product into a plant cell. Additionally provided are methods for using the plants in agriculture to limit plant disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Inventors: Kamil Witek, Marta Grech-Baran, Jacek Hennig, Jonathan D. G. Jones, Waldemar Marczewski, Katarzyna Szajko
  • Patent number: 11252886
    Abstract: A novel canola variety designated 3NR057 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof. Methods for producing a canola plant that comprise crossing canola variety 3NR057 with another canola plant. Methods for producing a canola plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into 3NR057 through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the canola seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. Hybrid canola seed, plant or plant part produced by crossing the canola variety 3NR057 or a locus conversion of 3NR057 with another canola variety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Inventor: Igor Falak