Patents Examined by Jason Deveau Rosen
  • Patent number: 11191229
    Abstract: The invention provides seed and plants of tomato hybrid SVTM7791 and the parent lines thereof. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of tomato hybrid SVTM7791 and the parent lines thereof, and to methods for producing a tomato plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves or with another tomato plant, such as a plant of another genotype. The invention further relates to seeds and plants produced by such crossing. The invention further relates to parts of such plants, including the fruit and gametes of such plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc.
    Inventor: Chad Kramer
  • Patent number: 11168118
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for modifying the production levels of alkaloids in plants are provided. Alkaloid production can be genetically controlled by modulating the transcriptional activation of PMT genes mediated by members of the ERF family and/or Myc family of transcription factors. Novel nucleotide sequences encoding the Myc family of transcription factors are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: University of Virginia Patent Foundation
    Inventors: Michael Paul Timko, Paul J Rushton, Sheng-Cheng Han, Hongbo Zhang, Marta Tatiana Bokowiec
  • Patent number: 11160245
    Abstract: The invention provides seeds and plants of tomato hybrid SVTH2900. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds, plant parts, and tissue cultures of tomato hybrid SVTH2900 and to methods for producing a tomato plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves or with another plant, such as a tomato plant of another genotype. The invention further relates to seeds and plants produced by such crossing. The invention further relates to plants, seeds, plant parts, and tissue cultures of tomato hybrid SVTH2900 comprising introduced beneficial or desirable traits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc.
    Inventor: Alan Krivanek
  • Patent number: 11160226
    Abstract: The invention provides seeds and plants of tomato hybrid SVTM9008 and tomato line PSQ-9Z15-9109. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds, plant parts, and tissue cultures of tomato hybrid SVTM9008 and tomato line PSQ-9Z15-9109 and to methods for producing a tomato plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves or with another plant, such as a tomato plant of another genotype. The invention further relates to seeds and plants produced by such crossing. The invention further relates to plants, seeds, plant parts, and tissue cultures of tomato hybrid SVTM9008 and tomato line PSQ-9Z15-9109 comprising introduced beneficial or desirable traits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc.
    Inventor: Chad Kramer
  • Patent number: 11154031
    Abstract: Hybrid tomato variety ‘H1991’ is described. The tomato variety is a ground-culture hybrid processing tomato variety suitable for machine harvest and is adaptable to the arid climactic conditions of regions such as California, USA, Spain, and Portugal. It is a main season variety with resistance to the three known races of fusarium wilt plus tomato spotted wilt virus. Its thick juice viscosity and medium solids makes it suitable for concentration and its smooth fruit shape lends itself to whole peel applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: H.J. Heinz Company Brands LLC
    Inventor: Richard Henry Ozminkowski, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11147233
    Abstract: Hybrid tomato variety ‘H1902’ is described. The tomato variety is a ground-culture hybrid processing tomato variety suitable for machine harvest and is adaptable to the climactic conditions of regions such as California, USA, Spain, and Brazil. It is a second early variety with resistance to Fusarium wilt races 1, 2, and 3 plus tomato spotted wilt virus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: H.J. Heinz Company Brands LLC
    Inventor: Richard Henry Ozminkowski, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11147222
    Abstract: The invention provides seed and plants of tomato hybrid DRTC2890 and the parent lines thereof. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of tomato hybrid DRTC2890 and the parent lines thereof, and to methods for producing a tomato plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves or with another tomato plant, such as a plant of another genotype. The invention further relates to seeds and plants produced by such crossing. The invention further relates to parts of such plants, including the fruit and gametes of such plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc.
    Inventors: Tomas Lomas Cano, Albertus Cornelis van Spijk
  • Patent number: 11142771
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for changing the intercellular mobility of an min RNA of a gene in an organism, comprising: modifying a t RNA-like structure present in the m RNA by mutating the gene from which the m RNA is transcribed, or including the sequence of at RNA-like structure in the transcribed part of the gene. The method is in particular suited for plants. The intercellular mobility can be between different organs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Rijk Zwaan Zaadteelt en Zaadhandel B.V.
    Inventors: Friedrich Kragler, Wenna Zhang
  • Patent number: 11134648
    Abstract: Hybrid tomato variety ‘H1996’ is described. The tomato variety is a ground-culture hybrid processing tomato variety with excellent field yield which is suitable for machine harvest and is adaptable to the climactic conditions of regions such as California, USA. It is a main season variety with resistance to fusarium wilt races 1, 2, and 3 plus tomato spotted wilt virus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: H.J. Heinz Company Brands LLC
    Inventor: Richard Henry Ozminkowski, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11110203
    Abstract: Provided herein are enzymatically decellularized cells, and methods of producing said cells, that can be used in a scaffold. The scaffolds featured herein are biocompatible and can comprise decellularized cells that have been modified to express a bioactive agent or molecule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    Inventors: Jeannine Coburn, Glenn Gaudette, Nhi Phan
  • Patent number: 11109617
    Abstract: Two genes, A622 and NBB1, can be influenced to achieve a decrease of nicotinic alkaloid levels in plants. In particular, suppression of one or both of A622 and NBB1 may be used to decrease nicotine in tobacco plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: 22nd Century Limited, LLC
    Inventors: Takashi Hashimoto, Akira Kato
  • Patent number: 11096369
    Abstract: The invention provides seeds and plants of tomato line FIRXJ15-9190. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds, plant parts, and tissue cultures of tomato line FIRXJI5-9190 and to methods for producing a tomato plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves or with another plant, such as a tomato plant of another genotype. The invention further relates to seeds and plants produced by such crossing. The invention further relates to plants, seeds, plant parts, and tissue cultures of tomato line FIRXJ15-9190 comprising introduced beneficial or desirable traits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc.
    Inventor: Ami Bar
  • Patent number: 11085092
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and compositions for targeted modification of one or more endogenous plant malate dehydrogenase genes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignees: Corteva Agriscience LLC, Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Vipula Shukla, Manju Gupta, Fyodor Urnov, Dmitry Y. Guschin, Michiel Jan De Both, Paul Bundock, Lakshmi Sastry-Dent
  • Patent number: 11083775
    Abstract: Aspergillus flavus is an opportunistic, saprophytic fungus that infects maize and other fatty acid-rich food and feed crops and produces toxic and carcinogenic secondary metabolites known as aflatoxins. In vitro studies showed a five-fold increase in antifungal activity of AGM182 (vs. tachyplesin1) against A. flavus. Transgenic maize plants expressing AGM182 under maize Ubiquitin-1 promoter were produced through Agrobacterium-mediated transformation. PCR products confirmed integration of the AGM182 gene, while RT-PCR of maize RNA confirmed the presence of AGM182 transcripts. Maize kernel screening assay using a highly aflatoxigenic A. flavus strain (AF70) showed up to 72% reduction in fungal growth in the transgenic AGM182 seeds compared to isogenic negative control seeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignees: GENVOR INC., The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: Jesse Michael Jaynes, Kanniah Rajasekaran, Jeffrey W Cary, Ronald J Sayler, Rajtilak Majumdar
  • Patent number: 11083148
    Abstract: A novel soybean variety, designated 5PNDZ36 is provided. Also provided are the seeds of soybean variety 5PNDZ36, cells from soybean variety 5PNDZ36, plants of soybean 5PNDZ36, and plant parts of soybean variety 5PNDZ36. Methods provided include producing a soybean plant by crossing soybean variety 5PNDZ36 with another soybean plant, methods for introgressing a transgenic trait, a mutant trait, and/or a native trait into soybean variety 5PNDZ36, methods for producing other soybean varieties or plant parts derived from soybean variety 5PNDZ36, and methods of characterizing soybean variety 5PNDZ36. Soybean seed, cells, plants, germplasm, breeding lines, varieties, and plant parts produced by these methods and/or derived from soybean variety 5PNDZ36 are further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas Charles Corbin, Andrea Beth Kalvig
  • Patent number: 11076545
    Abstract: The invention provides seed and plants of tomato hybrid DR0147TX and the parent lines thereof. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of tomato hybrid DR0147TX and the parent lines thereof, and to methods for producing a tomato plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves or with another tomato plant, such as a plant of another genotype. The invention further relates to seeds and plants produced by such crossing. The invention further relates to parts of such plants, including the fruit and gametes of such plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc.
    Inventor: Menno ter Maat
  • Patent number: 11076546
    Abstract: The invention provides seed and plants of tomato hybrid DRTC1003 and the parent lines thereof. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of tomato hybrid DRTC1003 and the parent lines thereof, and to methods for producing a tomato plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves or with another tomato plant, such as a plant of another genotype. The invention further relates to seeds and plants produced by such crossing. The invention further relates to parts of such plants, including the fruit and gametes of such plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc.
    Inventors: Tomas Lomas Cano, Albertus Cornelis van Spijk
  • Patent number: 11076567
    Abstract: One embodiment relates to seed and plants of tomato hybrid STM11238. Another embodiment relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of tomato hybrid STM11238, and to methods for producing a tomato plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves, with another tomato plant, such as a plant of another genotype, or with vegetatively propagating said plant. Another embodiment further relates to seeds and plants produced by such crossing. Further embodiments relate to parts of such plants, including the fruit and gametes of such plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Sakata Seed America, Inc.
    Inventors: Juan M. Quintana, David Wolff
  • Patent number: 11071273
    Abstract: A soybean cultivar designated 86172030 is disclosed. The invention relates to the seeds of soybean cultivar 86172030, to the plants of soybean cultivar 86172030, to the plant parts of soybean cultivar 86172030, and to methods for producing progeny of soybean cultivar 86172030. 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 86172030. The invention also relates to methods for producing other soybean cultivars, lines, or plant parts derived from soybean cultivar 86172030, 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 86172030 with another soybean cultivar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: M.S. TECHNOLOGIES, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Justin T. Mason
  • Patent number: 11060102
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for improving plant growth are provided herein. Polynucleotides encoding photosystem I reaction center subunit N (PSAN) proteins, polypeptides encompassing PSAN 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: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: BENSON HILL, INC.
    Inventors: Benjamin Neil Gray, Henry D. Priest