Patents Examined by Matthew Keogh
  • Patent number: 9909110
    Abstract: Compositions and methods comprising polynucleotides and polypeptides having meganuclease activity are provided. Further provided are nucleic acid constructs, yeast, plants, plant cells, explants, seeds and grain having the meganuclease sequences. Various methods of employing the meganuclease sequences are provided. Such methods include, for example, methods for producing a meganuclease with increased activity at a wide range of temperatures, methods for producing a yeast, plant, plant cell, explant or seed comprising a meganuclease with increased activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignees: E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY, PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Ericka Bermudez, Andrew Mark Cigan, James English, Saverio Carl Falco, Huirong Gao, Lu Liu, Zhan-Bin Liu, Azalea Ong, Sergei Svitashev, Joshua K Young
  • Patent number: 9894863
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated PH2G2C and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are provided. Methods for producing a maize plant comprise crossing maize variety PH2G2C with another maize plant are provided. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into PH2G2C through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby are provided. Hybrid maize seed, plants or plant parts are produced by crossing the variety PH2G2C or a locus conversion of PH2G2C with another maize variety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Lori Lisa Carrigan, Matthew David Walch, Julia Xiuling Zhang
  • Patent number: 9888651
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated PH2T7V and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are provided. Methods for producing a maize plant comprise crossing maize variety PH2T7V with another maize plant are provided. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into PH2T7V through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby are provided. Hybrid maize seed, plants or plant parts are produced by crossing the variety PH2T7V or a locus conversion of PH2T7V with another maize variety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: Edwin Michael Grote
  • Patent number: 9879275
    Abstract: Methods and materials for modulating low-nitrogen tolerance levels in plants are disclosed. For example, nucleic acids encoding low nitrogen tolerance-modulating polypeptides are disclosed as well as methods for using such nucleic acids to transform plant cells. Also disclosed are plants having increased low-nitrogen tolerance levels and plant products produced from plants having increased low-nitrogen tolerance levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Ceres, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Nadzan, Richard Schneeberger, Han Suk Kim, David Van-Dinh Dang, Kenneth A. Feldmann
  • Patent number: 9877444
    Abstract: A sunflower hybrid designated P64ME01 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof is provided. Methods for producing a sunflower plant that comprises crossing hybrid sunflower variety P64ME01 with another sunflower plant. Methods for producing a sunflower plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into P64ME01 through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the sunflower seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. This invention relates to the sunflower variety P64ME01, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of sunflower variety P64ME01. This invention further relates to methods for producing sunflower varieties derived from wunflower variety P64ME01.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: Eric Hoeft
  • Patent number: 9861068
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated X15K700 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 X15K700 with another maize plant are disclosed. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X15K700 through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. This invention relates to the maize variety X15K700, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X15K700. This invention further relates to methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X15K700.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Terry R Colbert, Nicholas Adam Crowley, Charles Thomas Cunnyngham, Russell Fox, Elliot Lee Heffner, Gary Edward Henke, Thomas Russell Henry, Randall Newton Holley, Lora Lynn Kilgore-Norquest, Sara Jane Lira, Daniel Joseph Pohl, Robert Lee Segebart, Jennifer Ann Steinke, Luis A Verde Chifflet
  • Patent number: 9856485
    Abstract: Recombinant DNA constructs, for use in plants and plant cells, have site-specific recombination sites that allow assessing phenotypes and modes of action by over expression or suppression of endogenous genes. In an aspect, a single DNA construct can be switched between over expression and suppression by the action of a recombinase such as the Cre recombinase on constructs having lox recombination sites. Other useful recombination systems include the Flp/frt system, the R/Rs system, the Dre/rox system, and the GIN/gix system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Larry A. Gilbertson, Shihshieh Huang, Thomas Malvar
  • Patent number: 9848569
    Abstract: The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01057209. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01057209. Also provided by the invention are tissue cultures of the soybean variety 01057209 and the plants regenerated therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing soybean plants by crossing the soybean variety 01057209 with itself or another soybean variety and plants produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventor: Jennifer R. Hicks
  • Patent number: 9850291
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a novel gene encoding a transporter protein trigalactosyldiacylglycerol-5 (TGD5), mutations thereof and their use to enhance TAG production and retention in plant vegetative tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC
    Inventors: Changcheng Xu, Jilian Fan, Chengshi Yan, John Shanklin
  • Patent number: 9844200
    Abstract: The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01058749. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01058749. Also provided by the invention are tissue cultures of the soybean variety 01058749 and the plants regenerated therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing soybean plants by crossing the soybean variety 01058749 with itself or another soybean variety and plants produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey M. Tyler
  • Patent number: 9844199
    Abstract: The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01058475. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01058475. Also provided by the invention are tissue cultures of the soybean variety 01058475 and the plants regenerated therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing soybean plants by crossing the soybean variety 01058475 with itself or another soybean variety and plants produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Hall, Maqsood Rehman
  • Patent number: 9832963
    Abstract: The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01058403. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01058403. Also provided by the invention are tissue cultures of the soybean variety 01058403 and the plants regenerated therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing soybean plants by crossing the soybean variety 01058403 with itself or another soybean variety and plants produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventor: Thomas L. Floyd
  • Patent number: 9832958
    Abstract: The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01064122. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01064122. Also provided by the invention are tissue cultures of the soybean variety 01064122 and the plants regenerated therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing soybean plants by crossing the soybean variety 01064122 with itself or another soybean variety and plants produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventor: Carrin Carlson
  • Patent number: 9832964
    Abstract: The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01051705. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01051705. Also provided by the invention are tissue cultures of the soybean variety 01051705 and the plants regenerated therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing soybean plants by crossing the soybean variety 01051705 with itself or another soybean variety and plants produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Craig K. Moots, David R. Wooten, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9826708
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated PH2SVG and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are provided. Methods for producing a maize plant comprise crossing maize variety PH2SVG with another maize plant are provided. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into PH2SVG through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby are provided. Hybrid maize seed, plants or plant parts are produced by crossing the variety PH2SVG or a locus conversion of PH2SVG with another maize variety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: David B Fischer
  • Patent number: 9816079
    Abstract: The present invention relates to variant thioesterases and their use in plants, e.g., to increase enzymatic activity and to promote increased production of mid-chain length fatty acids (e.g., 8 to 14 carbons) and at desired ratios. Further disclosed herein are methods of manufacturing renewable chemicals through the manufacture of novel triglyceride oils followed by chemical modification of the oils. Oils containing fatty acid chain lengths of C8, C10, C12 or C14 are also disclosed and are useful as feedstocks in the methods described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: TerraVia Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: David Davis
  • Patent number: 9816100
    Abstract: Soybean oil compositions with unique fatty acid profiles are disclosed. These oils can be derived by the suppression of endogenous soybean FAD2 and FAD3 genes and the expression of a stearoyl acyl ACP thioesterase. Soybean plants and seeds comprising these oils are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventor: Nicholas William Wagner
  • Patent number: 9783836
    Abstract: The invention features plant acyl-ACP thioesterase genes of the FatB class and proteins encoded by these genes. The genes are useful for constructing recombinant host cells having altered fatty acid profiles. Oleaginous microalga host cells with the new genes or previously identified FatB genes are disclosed. The microalgae cells produce triglycerides with useful fatty acid profiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: TERRAVIA HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: George N. Rudenko, Jason Casolari, Scott Franklin
  • Patent number: 9783818
    Abstract: Provided are methods of increasing nitrogen use efficiency, fertilizer use efficiency, yield, growth rate, vigor, biomass, oil content and/or abiotic stress tolerance of a plant by expressing within the plant an exogenous polynucleotide comprising a nucleic acid sequence encoding a polypeptide at least 80% identical to SEQ ID NO: 2560, 2557, 184, 238, 188, 154-156, 158-161, 163-183, 185-187, 189-197, 200-237, 239-264, 266-269, 1351, 1365-1425, 1429-1457, 1459, 1461-1730, 1735, 1739-2397, 2533-2541, 2544-2556, 2558, 2559, 2561-2562 or 2563. Also provided are isolated polynucleotides and polypeptides which can be used to increase nitrogen use efficiency, fertilizer use efficiency, yield, growth rate, vigor, biomass, oil content and/or abiotic stress tolerance of a plant of a plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Evogene Ltd.
    Inventors: Basia Judith Vinocur, Sharon Ayal, Alex Diber, Eyal Emmanuel, Gil Ronen, Michael Gang, Dotan Dimet, Hagai Karchi, Yoav Herschkovitz
  • Patent number: 9765352
    Abstract: Compositions and methods are provided for the introduction and the regulated expression of genes in plants. Compositions include promoter constructs that provide a level of activity useful for the regulated expression of site-specific recombinases, while avoiding premature excision. Further provided are isolated polynucleotides encoding novel babyboom polypeptides, expression cassettes, and plants comprising the same. Methods for the introduction of genes into plants are provided, including methods for plastid transformation and methods for the transformation of tissues from mature seeds and leaves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignees: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY, PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: William James Gordon-Kamm, Theodore Mitchell Klein, Keith S Lowe, Kevin E McBride, Christopher Jay Scelonge, Ning Wang