Patents Examined by Li Zheng
  • Patent number: 11997976
    Abstract: A novel soybean variety, designated 5PFSR86 is provided. Also provided are the seeds of soybean variety 5PFSR86, cells from soybean variety 5PFSR86, plants of soybean 5PFSR86, and plant parts of soybean variety 5PFSR86. Methods provided include producing a soybean plant by crossing soybean variety 5PFSR86 with another soybean plant, methods for introgressing a transgenic trait, a mutant trait, and/or a native trait into soybean variety 5PFSR86, methods for producing other soybean varieties or plant parts derived from soybean variety 5PFSR86, and methods of characterizing soybean variety 5PFSR86. Soybean seed, cells, plants, germplasm, breeding lines, varieties, and plant parts produced by these methods and/or derived from soybean variety 5PFSR86 are further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Andrea Beth Kalvig, Jeffrey A Thompson
  • Patent number: 11991969
    Abstract: According to the invention, there is provided seed and plants of the hybrid corn variety designated CH010990. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of the variety CH010990, and to methods for producing a corn plant produced by crossing a corn plant of variety CH010990 with itself or with another corn plant, such as a plant of another variety. The invention further relates to genetic complements of plants of variety CH010990.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Marvin L. Boerboom, Franck Chopin, Todd Frank, Zachary King, Joel Roucolle
  • Patent number: 11991970
    Abstract: According to the invention, there is provided seed and plants of the hybrid corn variety designated CH010988. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of the variety CH010988, and to methods for producing a corn plant produced by crossing a corn plant of variety CH010988 with itself or with another corn plant, such as a plant of another variety. The invention further relates to genetic complements of plants of variety CH010988.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Fufa H. Birru, Christian J. Buffard, Richard G. Stelpflug
  • Patent number: 11980157
    Abstract: A soybean cultivar designated 13130617 is disclosed. The invention relates to the seeds of soybean cultivar 13130617, to the plants of soybean cultivar 13130617, to the plant parts of soybean cultivar 13130617, and to methods for producing progeny of soybean cultivar 13130617. 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 13130617. The invention also relates to methods for producing other soybean cultivars, lines, or plant parts derived from soybean cultivar 13130617, 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 13130617 with another soybean cultivar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: M.S. Technologies, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Justin T. Mason
  • Patent number: 11980147
    Abstract: A Bayesian multilevel whole-genome regression model is disclosed and its prediction performance compared to that of the popular BayesA model applied to each population separately (no pooling) and to the joined data set (complete pooling). For small population sizes (e.g., <50), partial pooling increased prediction accuracy over no or complete pooling for populations represented in the estimation set. Partial pooling with multilevel models can make optimal use of information in multi-population estimation sets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Frank Technow, Liviu Radu Totir
  • Patent number: 11980152
    Abstract: According to the invention, there is provided seed and plants of the hybrid corn variety designated CH011196. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of the variety CH011196, and to methods for producing a corn plant produced by crossing a corn plant of variety CH011196 with itself or with another corn plant, such as a plant of another variety. The invention further relates to genetic complements of plants of variety CH011196.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Sandeep Bhatnagar, Gregory J. Holland, Clinton J. Turnbull
  • Patent number: 11974574
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods and compositions for modulating the fitness of a host invertebrate (e.g., insect, mollusk, or nematode) by altering interactions between the host and one or more micoorganisms resident in the host. The invention features a composition including a modulating agent (e.g., a polypeptide, nucleic acid, small molecule, or combinations thereof) that can induce changes in the host's microbiota in a manner that modulates (e.g., increases or decreases) host fitness. The modulating agent described herein may modulate the fitness of a variety of invertebrates that are important for agriculture, commerce, and/or public health.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Flagship Pioneering Innovations V, Inc.
    Inventors: Ignacio Martinez, Zachary Garo Armen, Barry Andrew Martin, Maier Steve Avendano Amado
  • Patent number: 11970704
    Abstract: The invention provides recombinant DNA molecules and constructs, as well as their nucleotide sequences, useful for modulating gene expression in plants. The invention also provides transgenic plants, plant cells, plant parts, and seeds comprising the recombinant DNA molecules operably linked to heterologous transcribable DNA molecules, as are methods of their use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Jaishree M. Chittoor, Stanislaw Flasinski
  • Patent number: 11970705
    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 plant species. The sequences find use in the construction of expression vectors for subsequent transformation into organisms of interest including plants, as probes for the isolation of other homologous (or partially homologous) genes. The pesticidal 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: June 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Inventors: James J English, Jimei Wang, Nasser Yalpani
  • Patent number: 11963504
    Abstract: According to the invention, there is provided seed and plants of the corn variety designated CV516589. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of the variety CV516589, and to methods for producing a corn plant produced by crossing a corn plant of variety CV516589 with itself or with another corn plant, such as a plant of another variety. The invention further relates to corn seeds and plants produced by crossing plants of variety CV516589 with plants of another variety, such as another inbred line. The invention further relates to the inbred and hybrid genetic complements of plants of variety CV516589.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventor: Devin Michael Nichols
  • Patent number: 11963499
    Abstract: A wheat variety designated 6PZDF21B, the plants and seeds of wheat variety 6PZDF21B, methods for producing a wheat plant produced by crossing the variety 6PZDF21B with another wheat plant, and hybrid wheat seeds and plants produced by crossing the variety 6PZDF21B with another wheat line or plant, and the creation of variants by backcrossing, mutagenesis or transformation of variety 6PZDF21B are disclosed. Methods for producing other wheat varieties or breeding lines derived from wheat variety 6PZDF21B and to wheat varieties or breeding lines produced by those methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: William Joseph Laskar, Cristiano Lemes Da Silva, Kyle Jay Lively, Gregory Charles Marshall
  • Patent number: 11944056
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated X13R182 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 X13R182 with another maize plant are disclosed. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X13R182 through backcrossing or genetic transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby are described. Maize variety X13R182, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X13R182 are provided. Methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X13R182 and methods of using maize variety X13R182 are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Everton Alen Brenner, Lora Lynn Kilgore-Norquest, Brandon Michael Wardyn
  • Patent number: 11944062
    Abstract: According to the invention, there is provided seed and plants of the corn variety designated CV523419. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of the variety CV523419, and to methods for producing a corn plant produced by crossing a corn plant of variety CV523419 with itself or with another corn plant, such as a plant of another variety. The invention further relates to corn seeds and plants produced by crossing plants of variety CV523419 with plants of another variety, such as another inbred line. The invention further relates to the inbred and hybrid genetic complements of plants of variety CV523419.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventor: Khusi R. Tiwari
  • Patent number: 11945843
    Abstract: Disclosed are double stranded RNA molecules that are toxic to coleopteran insects. In particular, interfering RNA molecules capable of interfering with pest target genes and that are toxic to the target pest are provided. Further, methods of making and using the interfering RNA, for example in transgenic plants or as the active ingredient in a composition, to confer protection from insect damage are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: SYNGENTA PARTICIPATIONS AG
    Inventors: Kevin L. Donohue, Yann Naudet, Pascale Feldmann, Lies Degrave, Isabelle Maillet
  • Patent number: 11946058
    Abstract: Herein is disclosed synthetic oligonucleotides comprising 2?F-ANA nucleosides that can be utilized to control plant-chewing and phloem-feeding insects, bacteria present in such insects, and bacteria present in plants. The novel approaches and materials provided herein allow for reduction of pesticide and antibiotic use without the need to create genetically modified plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignees: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture, AUM LifeTech, Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne B. Hunter, Veenu Aishwarya
  • Patent number: 11939588
    Abstract: Described herein are modified plants, plant cells, and plant seeds that have at least one mutant loss-of-function JAZ gene and at least one loss-of-function cdk8 gene. Such plants are highly resistant to pests and environmental stress and have restored growth and increased seed yield compared to plant lines with a jazD genetic background.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Board of Trustees of Michigan State University
    Inventors: Gregg A. Howe, Qiang Guo
  • Patent number: 11939589
    Abstract: The present invention relates to control of pest infestation by inhibiting one or more biological functions. The invention provides methods and compositions for such control, By feeding one or more recombinant double stranded RNA molecules provided by the invention to the pest, a reduction in pest infestation is obtained through suppression of gene expression. The invention is also directed to methods for making transgenic plants that express the double stranded RNA molecules, and to particular combinations of transgenic pesticidal agents for use in protecting plants from pest infestation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: James A. Baum, Claire A. CaJacob, Pascale Feldmann, Gregory R. Heck, Irene Maria Antonia Nooren, Geert Plaetinck, Wendy T. Maddelein, Ty T. Vaughn
  • Patent number: 11932863
    Abstract: The invention provides recombinant DNA molecules and constructs, as well as their nucleotide sequences, useful for modulating gene expression in plants. The invention also provides transgenic plants, plant cells, plant parts, and seeds comprising the recombinant DNA molecules operably linked to heterologous transcribable DNA molecules, as are methods of their use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Charles L Armstrong, Andrei Y. Kouranov, Brent A. O'Brien
  • Patent number: 11930757
    Abstract: A wheat variety designated 6PLJW60B, the plants and seeds of wheat variety 6PLJW60B, methods for producing a wheat plant produced by crossing the variety 6PLJW60B with another wheat plant, and hybrid wheat seeds and plants produced by crossing the variety 6PLJW60B with another wheat line or plant, and the creation of variants by backcrossing, mutagenesis or transformation of variety 6PLJW60B are disclosed. Methods for producing other wheat varieties or breeding lines derived from wheat variety 6PLJW60B and to wheat varieties or breeding lines produced by those methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: William Joseph Laskar, Cristiano Lemes Da Silva, Kyle Jay Lively, James Joseph Uphaus
  • Patent number: 11930763
    Abstract: The invention provides seed and plants of corn hybrid SVSC2876 and the parent lines thereof. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds, and tissue cultures of corn hybrid SVSC2876 and the parent lines thereof and to methods for producing a corn plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves or with another corn 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 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: SEMINIS VEGETABLE SEEDS, INC.
    Inventor: Kendell B Hellewell