Patents Examined by Matthew R Keogh
  • Patent number: 11981902
    Abstract: The invention provides DNA molecules and constructs, and their nucleotide sequences, useful for modulating gene expression in plants, and for specifying intracellular or extracellular localization of a gene product of interest. Transgenic plants, plant cells, plant parts, and seeds, comprising the DNA molecules operably linked to heterologous transcribable polynucleotides are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Stanislaw Flasinski, Charles R. Dietrich, Wei Wu, Zhaolong Li, Bo-Xing Qiu, Liang Guo, Jaishree M. Chittoor
  • Patent number: 11980150
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated X80P537 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 X80P537 with another maize plant are disclosed. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X80P537 through backcrossing or genetic transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby are described. Maize variety X80P537, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X80P537 are provided. Methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X80P537 and methods of using maize variety X80P537 are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Lori Lisa Carrigan, Travis Korry Coleman, Dennis James Dolan, Leonardus Johannes Maria Hendrickx, Steven Paul King, Jean-Marc Montpetit, Matthew David Walch, Harindra Manilal William
  • Patent number: 11981900
    Abstract: This disclosure provides methods and compositions for increasing genome editing and site-directed integration events utilizing guided endonucleases and meiotic cell-preferred, egg cell-preferred or embryo tissue-preferred promoters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Matthew J. Bauer, Lisa Kanizay, Jonathan Lamb, Matthew S. Marengo, Brent O'Brien
  • Patent number: 11974540
    Abstract: According to the invention, there is provided seed and plants of the hybrid corn variety designated CH011212. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of the variety CH011212, and to methods for producing a corn plant produced by crossing a corn plant of variety CH011212 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 CH011212.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Gregory J. Holland, Jeffrey M. Sernett, Gary R. Stangland, Clinton J. Turnbull
  • Patent number: 11976287
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to the field of recombinant fatty acid synthesis, particularly in transgenic plants. The application describes genes involved in fatty acid synthesis and provides methods and vectors for the manipulation of fatty acid composition of plant oils. In particular, the invention provides constructs for achieving the integration of multiple heterologous genes involved in fatty acid synthesis into the plant genome, such that the resulting plants produce altered levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids. Also described are methods for enhancing the expression of fatty acid biosynthesis enzymes by co-expressing a silencing suppressor within the plant storage organ.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignees: COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION, GRAINS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: James Robertson Petrie, Anne Maree Mackenzie, Qing Liu, Pushkar Shrestha, Peter David Nichols, Susan Irene Ellis Blackburn, Maged Peter Mansour, Stanley Suresh Robert, Dion Matthew Frederick Frampton, Xue-Rong Zhou, Surinder Pal Singh, Craig Christopher Wood
  • Patent number: 11976286
    Abstract: A plant cell comprising: (a) a polynucleotide sequence encoding a nitrate reductase polypeptide comprising a contiguous polypeptide sequence of SEQ ID NO: 5 or SEQ ID NO: 7, wherein methionine is substituted for an amino acid that reduces nitrate reductase activity in the plant cell as compared to a control plant cell; (b) a polypeptide sequence encoded by the polynucleotide sequence set forth in (a); or (c) a construct, vector or expression vector comprising the polynucleotide sequence set forth in (b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Lucien Bovet, Prisca Campanoni, Simon Goepfert
  • Patent number: 11968946
    Abstract: According to the invention, there is provided seed and plants of the hybrid corn variety designated CH011217. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of the variety CH011217, and to methods for producing a corn plant produced by crossing a corn plant of variety CH011217 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 CH011217.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Gregory J. Holland, Jeffrey M. Sernett, Gary R. Stangland, Clinton J. Turnbull
  • Patent number: 11970703
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a safflower plant or part thereof involving the molecular stacking of safflower events IND-1ØØØ3-4 x IND-1ØØ15-7, wherein the plant produces and accumulates chymosin in seed under agricultural conditions. A plant seed involving the molecular stacking of safflower events IND-1ØØØ3-4 x IND-1ØØ15-7. A consumer product produced from the seed, defined as chymosin, and additionally as ground grain, flour, flakes, oil, biodiesel, biogas, or another biomaterial. Also, the present invention include a recombinant DNA molecule involved in the molecular stacking of safflower events IND-1ØØØ3-4 x IND-1ØØ15-7. A DNA polynucleotide primer molecule comprising at least 15 contiguous nucleotides of the DNA molecule involved in the molecular stacking of safflower events IND-1ØØØ3-4 x IND-1ØØ15-7, or its complement which is useful in a DNA amplification method to produce a diagnostic amplicon for the event IND-1ØØØ3-4 and IND-1ØØ15-7, or each of them separately IND-1ØØØ3-4 and IND-1ØØ15-7.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: AG BIOMOLECULES LLC
    Inventors: Mariana Chiozza, Carlos Dezar, Patricia Miranda, Lucas Paultroni, Martin Salinas
  • Patent number: 11970719
    Abstract: Provided are compositions and methods that include one or more of: (1) a Class 2 CRISPR/Cas effector protein, a nucleic acid encoding the effector protein, and/or a modified host cell comprising the effector protein (and/or a nucleic acid encoding the same); (2) a CRISPR/Cas guide RNA that binds to and provides sequence specificity to the Class 2 CRISPR/Cas effector protein, a nucleic acid encoding the CRISPR/Cas guide RNA, and/or a modified host cell comprising the CRISPR/Cas guide RNA (and/or a nucleic acid encoding the same); and (3) a CRISPR/Cas transactivating noncoding RNA (trancRNA), a nucleic acid encoding the CRISPR/Cas trancRNA, and/or a modified host cell comprising the CRISPR/Cas trancRNA (and/or a nucleic acid encoding the same).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Jennifer A. Doudna, David Burstein, Janice S. Chen, Lucas B. Harrington, David Paez-Espino, Jillian F. Banfield
  • Patent number: 11963495
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a Lactuca sativa seed designated 45-IC1607 RZ. The present invention also relates to a Lactuca sativa plant produced by growing the 45-IC1607 RZ seed. The invention further relates to methods for producing the lettuce cultivar, represented by lettuce variety 45-IC1607 RZ.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: RIJK ZWAAN ZAADTEELT EN ZAADHANDEL B.V.
    Inventors: Willem van Vliet, Maarten Verhoogt, Maria-Helena Roosenboom-Kooijmans
  • Patent number: 11963533
    Abstract: The disclosure provides stable antimicrobial (e.g., antibacterial or antifungal or both) peptides (SAMPs) that may be used in methods of preventing or treating a bacterial disease (e.g., a Liberibacter disease, such as citrus greening disease (also called Huanglongbing (HLB)) or potato Zebra Chip disease, and other bacterial diseases such as those caused by Agrobacterium tumefaciens (also known as Rhizobium radiobacter) and Pseudomonas syringae) in plants (e.g., citrus plants or potato plants). SAMPs disclosed herein may be heat stable, as well as stable in plant extracts and/or in plant lysates (e.g., citrus lysates).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: The Regents of The University of California
    Inventors: Hailing Jin, Chien Yu Huang
  • Patent number: 11965170
    Abstract: This invention relates to compositions and methods for modifying Growth Regulating Factor (GRF) family transcription factors in plants to produce plants having improved phenotypic characteristics including increased growth. The invention further relates to plants produced using the methods and compositions of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Pairwise Plants Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian Charles Wilding Crawford
  • Patent number: 11965169
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a safflower plant or part thereof involving the molecular stacking of safflower events IND-1ØØØ3-4×IND-1ØØ15-7, wherein the plant produces and accumulates chymosin in seed under agricultural conditions. A plant seed involving the molecular stacking of safflower events IND-1ØØØ3-4×IND-1ØØ15-7. A consumer product produced from the seed, defined as chymosin, and additionally as ground grain, flour, flakes, oil, biodiesel, biogas, or another biomaterial. Also, the present invention include a recombinant DNA molecule involved in the molecular stacking of safflower events IND-1ØØØ3-4×IND-1ØØ15-7. A DNA polynucleotide primer molecule comprising at least 15 contiguous nucleotides of the DNA molecule involved in the molecular stacking of safflower events IND-1ØØØ3-4×IND-1ØØ15-7, or its complement which is useful in a DNA amplification method to produce a diagnostic amplicon for the event IND-1ØØØ3-4 and IND-1ØØ15-7, or each of them separately IND-1ØØØ3-4 and IND-1ØØ15-7.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: AG BIOMOLECULES LLC
    Inventors: Mariana Chiozza, Carlos Dezar, Patricia Miranda, Lucas Paultroni, Martin Salinas
  • Patent number: 11952404
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the field of biotechnology, and particularly to use of a tomato gene mSlBZR1L in changing the morphology of tomato fruits. The present disclosure discloses a tomato gene mSlBZR1L comprising a nucleotide sequence as set forth in SEQ ID No: 3, and the gene can extend the length of the tomato fruits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: ZHEJIANG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Qiaomei Wang, Haoran Liu, Lihong Liu, Zhiyong Shao, Fanliang Meng, Dongyi Liang
  • Patent number: 11946062
    Abstract: A gene PpHSP21 with black spot disease resistance is isolated from Pyrus pyrifolia. A nucleotide sequence of the gene PpHSP21 is shown in SEQ ID NO. 1. An amino acid sequence of an encoded protein of the PpHSP21 gene is shown in SEQ ID NO. 2. By constructing the plant overexpression vector and silencing vector of the gene PpHSP21, the gene PpHSP21 is introduced into the plant by the Agrobacterium-mediated genetic transformation method, so that the gene PpHSP21 is able to be overexpressed in the plants, thereby significantly improving black spot disease resistance in plants. The discovery and identification of the gene PpHSP21 provide new genetic resources for stress resistance molecular design and breeding in plants, and to provide new genetic resources for the implementation of green agriculture. The development and utilization of the genetic resources is conducive to reducing agricultural production costs and achieving environmental friendliness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: NANJING AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Shaoling Zhang, Xiaosan Huang, Caihua Xing, Qinghai Qiao, Zhihua Xie, Likun Lin, Kaijie Qi, Huizhen Dong
  • Patent number: 11920144
    Abstract: Provided herein is a lettuce plant that is resistant to downy mildew, more specifically a lettuce plant that has a mutated gene that confers broad spectrum resistance to oomycetes in lettuce. Also provided herein are a resistance gene and a method for obtaining a lettuce plant that is resistant to downy mildew, wherein the method includes the step of mutating a gene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Enza Zaden Beheer B.V.
    Inventors: Bas Ter Riet, Geert Johannes De Boer, Ilja Roobeek, Mathieu Andre Pel
  • Patent number: 11920146
    Abstract: The disclosure provides nucleic acids, and variants and fragments thereof, obtained from strains of Bacillus thuringiensis encoding polypeptides having pesticidal activity against insect pests, including Lepidopteran and Coleopteran. Particular embodiments of the disclosure provide isolated nucleic acids encoding pesticidal proteins, pesticidal compositions, DNA constructs, and transformed microorganisms and plants comprising a nucleic acid of the embodiments. These compositions find use in methods for controlling pests, especially plant pests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Andre R Abad, Hua Dong, Sue B Lo, Brad Poland, Xiaomei Shi, Jimei Wang, Thomas Chad Wolfe, Lan Zhou
  • Patent number: 11910771
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel lettuce cultivar Menaggio and plant parts, seed, and tissue culture therefrom. The invention also provides methods for producing a lettuce plant by crossing the lettuce plants of the invention with themselves or another lettuce plant. The invention also provides lettuce plants produced from such a crossing as well as plant parts, seed, and tissue culture therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
    Inventor: Miguel Roca
  • Patent number: 11910770
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a Lactuca sativa seed designated 79-ML1112 RZ. The present invention also relates to a Lactuca sativa plant produced by growing the 79-ML1112 RZ seed. The invention further relates to methods for producing the lettuce cultivar, represented by lettuce variety 79-ML1112 RZ.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: RIJK ZWAAN ZAADTEELT EN ZAADHANDEL B.V.
    Inventor: Cornelia Antoinetta Maria Luijten
  • Patent number: 11910773
    Abstract: A wheat variety designated 6PCMK57B, the plants and seeds of wheat variety 6PCMK57B, methods for producing a wheat plant produced by crossing the variety 6PCMK57B with another wheat plant, and hybrid wheat seeds and plants produced by crossing the variety 6PCMK57B with another wheat line or plant, and the creation of variants by backcrossing, mutagenesis or transformation of variety 6PCMK57B are disclosed. Methods for producing other wheat varieties or breeding lines derived from wheat variety 6PCMK57B and to wheat varieties or breeding lines produced by those methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Inventors: William Joseph Laskar, Cristiano Lemes Da Silva, Kyle Jay Lively, Gregory Charles Marshall