Patents Examined by Elizabeth F. McElwain
  • Patent number: 11071268
    Abstract: The present invention relates to soybean ROD1 nucleic acid sequences and proteins and the use thereof to create plants with increased levels of C18:1 and reduced levels of saturated fatty acids in the seeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: BASF AGRICULTURAL SOLUTIONS SEED, US LLC
    Inventors: Peter Denolf, Michel Van Thournout
  • Patent number: 11064667
    Abstract: The present invention includes broccoli plants with curds having detached florets and methods for obtaining such broccoli plants. The present invention also provides reagents that can be used in methods for obtaining such broccoli plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: SEMINIS VEGETABLE SEEDS, INC.
    Inventors: Franciscus van den Bosch, Meinardus Petrus Boon
  • Patent number: 11058080
    Abstract: A novel soybean variety, designated 5PRGR65 is provided. Also provided are the seeds of soybean variety 5PRGR65, cells from soybean variety 5PRGR65, plants of soybean 5PRGR65, and plant parts of soybean variety 5PRGR65. Methods provided include producing a soybean plant by crossing soybean variety 5PRGR65 with another soybean plant, methods for introgressing a transgenic trait, a mutant trait, and/or a native trait into soybean variety 5PRGR65, methods for producing other soybean varieties or plant parts derived from soybean variety 5PRGR65, and methods of characterizing soybean variety 5PRGR65. Soybean seed, cells, plants, germplasm, breeding lines, varieties, and plant parts produced by these methods and/or derived from soybean variety 5PRGR65 are further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Inventors: Joel Reese Hemingway, John Gerard Van Herk
  • Patent number: 11053512
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods of altering tissue succulence in plants. In some examples, a disclosed method includes overexpressing a modified helix-loop-helix transcription factor CEB1 in a plant cell, thereby altering plant succulence. The disclosed methods can be used to improve the drought and salinity tolerance of plants, such as in plants in arid or saline environments, and also enhance the ability of plants to perform. Also disclosed are CEB1 nucleic acids and transgenic plants containing such nucleic acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE NEVADA SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION, ON BEHALF OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO
    Inventors: John C. Cushman, Sung Don Lim
  • Patent number: 11051477
    Abstract: A novel soybean variety, designated 5PMFU17 is provided. Also provided are the seeds of soybean variety 5PMFU17, cells from soybean variety 5PMFU17, plants of soybean 5PMFU17, and plant parts of soybean variety 5PMFU17. Methods provided include producing a soybean plant by crossing soybean variety 5PMFU17 with another soybean plant, methods for introgressing a transgenic trait, a mutant trait, and/or a native trait into soybean variety 5PMFU17, methods for producing other soybean varieties or plant parts derived from soybean variety 5PMFU17, and methods of characterizing soybean variety 5PMFU17. Soybean seed, cells, plants, germplasm, breeding lines, varieties, and plant parts produced by these methods and/or derived from soybean variety 5PMFU17 are further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventors: Joel Reese Hemingway, John Gerard Van Herk
  • Patent number: 11051472
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated X13N187W 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 X13N187W with another maize plant are disclosed. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X13N187W through backcrossing or genetic transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby are described. Maize variety X13N187W, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X13N187W are provided. Methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X13N187W and methods of using maize variety X13N187W are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventor: Ronald J Haarmann
  • Patent number: 11046968
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns recombinant host organisms genetically modified with a polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) synthase system and one or more accessory proteins that allow for and/or improve the production of PUFAs in the host organism. The disclosure also concerns methods of making and using such organisms as well as products obtained from such organisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignees: Dow AgroSciences LLC, DSM IP Assets B.V.
    Inventors: Terence A. Walsh, Daniel J. Gachotte, Cory M. Larsen, Scott Bevan, P. Ann Owens-Merlo, James G. Metz, Ross Zirkle
  • Patent number: 11046970
    Abstract: A method for controlling drought stress tolerance of a plant includes transforming a cell of the plant with a recombinant vector which includes a gene encoding Oryza sativa-derived DIAT (Drought-Induced AminoTransferase) protein to control expression of the gene encoding the DIAT protein. As the drought stress tolerance of a plant can be enhanced by the DIAT gene of the present invention, it is expected that a plant having drought stress tolerance is developed and used for enhancement of the productivity of crops.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: SEOUL NATIONAL UNIVERSITY R&DB FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Ju-Kon Kim, Youn Shic Kim, Jae Sung Shim, Hyein Jeong
  • Patent number: 11041168
    Abstract: The present application discloses an application of OsAO gene for improving rice resistance to rice stripe disease, rice black-streaked dwarf disease or other rice or corn virus diseases caused by homologous virus of rice black-streaked dwarf virus. The present application also provides an application of OsAO gene, the protein encoded by the gene or a recombinant vector containing the gene in regulating plant resistance to rice stripe disease, rice black-streaked dwarf disease or other rice and corn virus diseases caused by homologous virus of rice black-streaked dwarf virus, said protein has the amino acid sequence as shown in Seq 4. The experiment proved that the plant disease resistance is increased in rice overexpressing OsAO gene, indicating that the OsAO protein encoded by this gene plays an important role in rice resistance to rice stripe disease and rice black-streaked dwarf disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Peking University
    Inventors: Yi Li, Xiaofeng Cao, Jianguo Wu, Zhirui Yang, Rongxin Yang, Shengze Yao, Chunhong Wei
  • Patent number: 11032988
    Abstract: Provided is a canola variety designated 16SS1117I and seed, plants and plant parts thereof produced from a cross of inbred varieties. Methods for producing a canola variety comprise crossing canola variety 16SS1117I with another canola plant. Methods for producing a canola plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into 16SS1117I through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the canola seed, plant and plant part produced thereby are described. Canola variety 16SS1117I, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, plant parts and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of canola variety 16SS1117I are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Inventor: Julian Heath
  • Patent number: 11032989
    Abstract: Provided is a canola variety designated 16GN0453L and seed, plants and plant parts thereof produced from a cross of inbred varieties. Methods for producing a canola variety comprise crossing canola variety 16GN0453L with another canola plant. Methods for producing a canola plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into 16GN0453L through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the canola seed, plant and plant part produced thereby are described. Canola variety 16GN0453L, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, plant parts and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of canola variety 16GN0453L are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Inventors: Igor Falak, Jayantilal Devabhai Patel
  • Patent number: 11028403
    Abstract: A novel method for increasing plant biomass and oilseed production is described. Transgenic plants with increased biomass and oilseed production are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: University of Guelph
    Inventors: Michael Emes, Ian Tetlow, Fushan Liu
  • Patent number: 11019781
    Abstract: Purple baby broccoli plants and methods for producing purple baby broccoli plants are disclosed. The invention relates to the plants and seeds of purple baby broccoli and to methods for producing a Brassica oleracea plant having purple head and purple stems plant by crossing the purple baby broccoli with itself or another cultivar. The invention further relates to the parents of purple baby broccoli and for methods of producing purple baby broccoli. The invention also relates to methods for producing locus conversion plants of purple baby broccoli and its parent plants and to the plants produced by those methods. This invention also relates to Brassica oleracea cultivars or breeding cultivars and plant parts derived from purple baby broccoli, to methods for producing other Brassica oleracea cultivars, lines or plant parts derived from purple baby broccoli and to the Brassica oleracea plants, varieties, and their parts derived from the use of those methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Sakata Seed America, Inc.
    Inventor: Tsunehiro Yagoshi
  • Patent number: 10982225
    Abstract: Isolated polynucleotides and polypeptides, and recombinant DNA constructs useful for regulating plant heading date or flowering time are provided. Compositions (such as plants or seeds) comprising these recombinant DNA constructs, and methods utilizing these recombinant DNA constructs are also provided. The recombinant DNA constructs comprise a polynucleotide operably linked to a promoter that is functional in a plant, wherein said polynucleotides encode flowering time-regulating polypeptides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Inventors: Guangwu Chen, Yang Gao, Shangwu Liang, Guihua Lu, Guanfan Mao, Chao Song, Xuguang Tan, Changgui Wang
  • Patent number: 10975380
    Abstract: The present invention relates to Brassica sequences comprising early stage seed-specific and endosperm-preferential promoter activity. Provided are recombinant genes comprising the early stage seed-specific and endosperm-preferential promoter operably linked to a heterologous nucleic acid sequence, and cells, plants and seeds comprising the recombinant gene. The promoters can be used to alter gene expression specifically in the seeds at early developmental stages and preferentially in the endosperm and to alter biotic or abiotic stress tolerance, yield, seed quality or seed properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: BASF AGRICULTURAL SOLUTIONS SEED, US LLC
    Inventors: Peter Denolf, Katrien Van Audenhove, John Teske
  • Patent number: 10966392
    Abstract: A novel canola variety designated G00010 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof. Methods for producing a canola plant that comprise crossing canola variety G00010 with another canola plant. Methods for producing a canola plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into G00010 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 G00010 or a locus conversion of G00010 with another canola variety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventor: Jayantilal Devabhai Patel
  • Patent number: 10966390
    Abstract: A novel canola variety designated S00616BI and seed, plants and plant parts thereof. Methods for producing a canola plant that comprise crossing canola variety S00616BI with another canola plant. Methods for producing a canola plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into S00616BI 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 S00616BI or a locus conversion of S00616BI with another canola variety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventor: Julian Heath
  • Patent number: 10966391
    Abstract: A novel canola variety designated S00636MI and seed, plants and plant parts thereof. Methods for producing a canola plant that comprise crossing canola variety S00636MI with another canola plant. Methods for producing a canola plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into S00636MI 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 S00636MI or a locus conversion of S00636MI with another canola variety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventor: Julian Heath
  • Patent number: 10952403
    Abstract: A soybean cultivar designated 80462430 is disclosed. The invention relates to the seeds of soybean cultivar 80462430, to the plants of soybean cultivar 80462430, to the plant parts of soybean cultivar 80462430, and to methods for producing progeny of soybean cultivar 80462430. The invention also relates to methods for producing a soybean plant containing in its genetic material one or more transgenes and to the transgenic soybean plants and plant parts produced by those methods. The invention also relates to soybean cultivars or breeding cultivars, and plant parts derived from soybean cultivar 80462430. The invention also relates to methods for producing other soybean cultivars, lines, or plant parts derived from soybean cultivar 80462430, and to the soybean plants, varieties, and their parts derived from use of those methods. The invention further relates to hybrid soybean seeds, plants, and plant parts produced by crossing cultivar 80462430 with another soybean cultivar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: M.S. Technologies, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Justin T. Mason
  • Patent number: 10947557
    Abstract: The application concerns melon plants (Cucumis melo) resistant to infection with tomato leaf curl New Dehli virus (ToLCNDV). The resistant melon plants have a genomic introgression fragment on chromosome 5 which confers tolerance to ToLCNDV in a dominant manner. Also disclosed are markers for identifying those fragments, methods for identifying or producing resistant melon plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: NUNHEMS B.V.
    Inventors: Juan Antonio Lizarzaburu Chavez, Jeffrey Skoneczka, Daniel Bellon Doña