Patents Examined by Li Zheng
  • Patent number: 11560572
    Abstract: A series of independent human-induced non-transgenic mutations found at one or more of the Lpx genes of wheat; wheat plants having these mutations in one or more of their Lpx genes; and a method of creating and finding similar and/or additional mutations of Lpx by screening pooled and/or individual wheat plants. The wheat plants disclosed herein exhibit decreased lipoxygenase activity without having the inclusion of foreign nucleic acids in their genomes. Additionally, products produced from the wheat plants disclosed herein display increased oxidative stability and increased shelf life without having the inclusion of foreign nucleic acids in their genomes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: ARCADIA BIOSCIENCES, INC.
    Inventors: Ann Slade, Michelle Noval, Dayna Loeffler, Jessica Mullenberg, Aaron Holm
  • Patent number: 11555203
    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: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Inventors: James J English, Jimei Wang, Nasser Yalpani
  • Patent number: 11555197
    Abstract: The invention provides a compositions and methods for controlling phenotypic traits in plants. Genes of interest are placed under the control of a gene switch to allow inducible control or expression of a gene of interest “on-demand” by treatment of the plant with a chemical ligand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: GREENVENUS, LLC
    Inventors: Sekhar Boddupalli, Andrey Boukharov, Rio Stamler, Zhongsen Li, Arianne Tremblay, Stephen Schauer, Shiv B. Tiwari, John Salmeron
  • Patent number: 11540520
    Abstract: Compositions having pesticidal activity and methods for their use are provided. Compositions include isolated and recombinant polypeptide sequences having pesticidal activity, recombinant and synthetic nucleic acid molecules encoding the pesticidal polypeptides, DNA constructs comprising the nucleic acid molecules, vectors comprising the nucleic acid molecules, host cells comprising the vectors, and antibodies to the pesticidal polypeptides. Nucleotide sequences encoding the polypeptides provided herein can be used in DNA constructs or expression cassettes for transformation and expression in organisms of interest, including microorganisms and plants. The compositions and methods provided herein are useful for the production of organisms with enhanced pest resistance or tolerance. Transgenic plants and seeds comprising a nucleotide sequence that encodes a pesticidal protein of the invention are also provided. Such plants are resistant to insects and other pests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: AGBIOME, INC.
    Inventors: Jessica Parks, Kira Bulazel Roberts, Rebecca E. Thayer
  • Patent number: 11540476
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated X00P575 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 X00P575 with another maize plant are disclosed. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X00P575 through backcrossing or genetic transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby are described. Maize variety X00P575, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X00P575 are provided. Methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X00P575 and methods of using maize variety X00P575 are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Inventors: Martin A Fabrizius, Stephen Joseph Szalma, Jianbin Yu
  • Patent number: 11540471
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated X85P997 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 X85P997 with another maize plant are disclosed. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X85P997 through backcrossing or genetic transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby are described. Maize variety X85P997, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X85P997 are provided. Methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X85P997 and methods of using maize variety X85P997 are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Inventors: Dennis James Dolan, Gustavo Marcelo Garcia, Jean-Marc Montpetit
  • Patent number: 11535862
    Abstract: The invention provides nucleic acids, polypeptides, transgenic plants, compositions and methods for conferring pesticidal activity (e.g., insecticidal activity) to bacteria, plants, plant cells, tissues and seeds. Nucleic acids encoding the insecticidal proteins can be used to transform prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms to express the insecticidal proteins. The recombinant organisms or compositions containing the recombinant organisms or insecticidal proteins or in combination with an appropriate agricultural carrier can be used to control an insect pest in various environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Syngenta Participations AG
    Inventor: Hyunsook Sarah Chae
  • Patent number: 11528869
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated X00P570 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 X00P570 with another maize plant are disclosed. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X00P570 through backcrossing or genetic transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby are described. Maize variety X00P570, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X00P570 are provided. Methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X00P570 and methods of using maize variety X00P570 are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Inventors: Martin A Fabrizius, Stephen Joseph Szalma, Jianbin Yu
  • Patent number: 11528875
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated X85P992 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 X85P992 with another maize plant are disclosed. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X85P992 through backcrossing or genetic transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby are described. Maize variety X85P992, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X85P992 are provided. Methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X85P992 and methods of using maize variety X85P992 are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Inventors: Dennis James Dolan, Steven Paul King, Jean-Marc Montpetit
  • Patent number: 11528865
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated X90P481 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 X90P481 with another maize plant are disclosed. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X90P481 through backcrossing or genetic transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby are described. Maize variety X90P481, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X90P481 are provided. Methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X90P481 and methods of using maize variety X90P481 are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Inventors: Martin Arbelbide, Dennis James Dolan, Martin A Fabrizius, Gustavo Marcelo Garcia, Joseph Kevin Gogerty, Matthew David Walch
  • Patent number: 11528871
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated X03P558 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 X03P558 with another maize plant are disclosed. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X03P558 through backcrossing or genetic transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby are described. Maize variety X03P558, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X03P558 are provided. Methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X03P558 and methods of using maize variety X03P558 are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Inventors: Brian Douglas De Vries, Joseph Kevin Gogerty, Edwin Michael Grote, Suzanne Michelle Mickelson, Christopher Cole Rasmussen, Eric Scott Riedeman
  • Patent number: 11523574
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated X00P576 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 X00P576 with another maize plant are disclosed. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X00P576 through backcrossing or genetic transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby are described. Maize variety X00P576, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X00P576 are provided. Methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X00P576 and methods of using maize variety X00P576 are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Inventors: Joseph Kevin Gogerty, Edwin Michael Grote, Suzanne Michelle Mickelson
  • Patent number: 11505804
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a unique molecular marker in sorghum genome for conferring broad range fungal resistance trait, and the use of the molecular marker to manipulate resistance in sorghum. A disease resistance gene called ANTHRACNOSE RESISTANCE GENE 1 (ARG1) and a negative regulator, i.e. antisense transcripts of ARG1, called CARRIER OF ARG (CARG) for the fungi resistance gene are knocked out within a quantitative trait locus (QTL).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventors: Tesfaye D Mengiste, Fuyou Fu, Sanghun Lee, Gebisa Ejeta
  • Patent number: 11490585
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated X90P479 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 X90P479 with another maize plant are disclosed. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X90P479 through backcrossing or genetic transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby are described. Maize variety X90P479, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X90P479 are provided. Methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X90P479 and methods of using maize variety X90P479 are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Inventors: Gustavo Marcelo Garcia, Christopher Michael Schaefer, Matthew David Walch, Harindra Manilal William
  • Patent number: 11490584
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated X13N234 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 X13N234 with another maize plant are disclosed. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X13N234 through backcrossing or genetic transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby are described. Maize variety X13N234, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X13N234 are provided. Methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X13N234 and methods of using maize variety X13N234 are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Inventors: Nicholas Adam Crowley, Charles Thomas Cunnyngham, Mark Jacob Gadlage, Thomas Russell Henry, Randall Newton Holley, Jill Renee Lennon, Nathan Brook O'Berry, Daniel Joseph Pohl, Jennifer Ann Steinke
  • Patent number: 11492638
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to controlling pest infestation by inhibiting one or more biological functions in an invertebrate pest. The invention discloses methods and compositions for use in controlling pest infestation by feeding one or more different recombinant double stranded RNA molecules to the pest in order to achieve a reduction in pest infestation 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: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventors: James A. Baum, Larry A. Gilbertson, David K. Kovalic, Thomas J. LaRosa, Maolong Lu, Tichafa R. I. Munyikwa, James K. Roberts, Wei Wu, Bei Zhang
  • Patent number: 11483996
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated X13P503 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 X13P503 with another maize plant are disclosed. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X13P503 through backcrossing or genetic transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby are described. Maize variety X13P503, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X13P503 are provided. Methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X13P503 and methods of using maize variety X13P503 are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Inventor: Leah Viesselmann Stirling
  • Patent number: 11452274
    Abstract: According to the invention, there is provided seed and plants of the hybrid corn variety designated CH011047. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of the variety CH011047, and to methods for producing a corn plant produced by crossing a corn plant of variety CH011047 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 CH011047.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventors: Sandeep Bhatnagar, Gregory J. Holland, Gary R. Stangland
  • Patent number: 11453890
    Abstract: Compositions having pesticidal activity and methods for their use are provided. Compositions include isolated and recombinant polypeptides having pesticidal activity, recombinant and synthetic nucleic acid molecules encoding the polypeptides, DNA constructs and vectors comprising the nucleic acid molecules, host cells comprising the vectors, and antibodies to the polypeptides. Nucleotide sequences encoding the polypeptides can be used in DNA constructs or expression cassettes for transformation and expression in organisms of interest. The compositions and methods provided are useful for producing organisms with enhanced pest resistance or tolerance. Transgenic plants and seeds comprising a nucleotide sequence that encodes a pesticidal protein of the invention are also provided. Such plants are resistant to insects and other pests. Methods are provided for producing the various polypeptides disclosed herein, and for using those polypeptides for controlling or killing a pest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: AGBIOME, INC.
    Inventors: Jessica Parks, Kira Bulazel Roberts, Rebecca E. Thayer
  • Patent number: 11445683
    Abstract: According to the invention, there is provided seed and plants of the hybrid corn variety designated CH011032. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of the variety CH011032, and to methods for producing a corn plant produced by crossing a corn plant of variety CH011032 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 CH011032.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Fufa H. Birru, Christian J. Buffard, Jeffrey M. Sernett