Patents Examined by Matthew R Keogh
  • Patent number: 11510381
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated X15P091 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 X15P091 with another maize plant are disclosed. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X15P091 through backcrossing or genetic transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby are described. Maize variety X15P091, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X15P091 are provided. Methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X15P091 and methods of using maize variety X15P091 are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Inventors: Nicholas Adam Crowley, Charles Thomas Cunnyngham, Thomas Russell Henry, Randall Newton Holley, Jill Renee Lennon, Jennifer Ann Steinke, Adam Kyle Thurston
  • Patent number: 11512321
    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: February 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Inventors: William James Gordon-Kamm, Theodore M Klein, Keith S Lowe, Kevin E McBride, Christopher J Scelonge, Ning Wang
  • Patent number: 11492641
    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 bacterial 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: July 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Inventors: Jennifer Kara Barry, Deborah Clark, James J English, Azalea S Ong, Eric Schepers, Julie Qi, Janet Rice
  • Patent number: 11492639
    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: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Inventors: Andre R Abad, Hua Dong, Sue B Lo, Brad Poland, Xiaomei Shi, Jimei Wang, Thomas Chad Wolfe, Lan Zhou
  • Patent number: 11479759
    Abstract: Provided are compositions comprising polynucleotides encoding modified diacylglycerol acyltransferase-1 (DGAT1) polypeptides having improved properties, such as increased enzymatic activity and/or increased stability. Plants, plant cells, seed, grain and comprising the polynucleotides are provided which have one or more of increased fatty acid or protein content. Methods of generating the polynucleotides in plant cells include transformation and genetic modification. Methods of employing the polynucleotides in plants, methods for increasing DGAT1 activity in a plant, and methods for increasing fatty acid content or protein content in a plant are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Inventors: Kayla S Flyckt, Kristin Haug Collet, Zhan-Bin Liu, Keith R Roesler, Bo Shen, Laura L Wayne
  • Patent number: 11470794
    Abstract: According to the disclosure, there is provided a novel lettuce cultivar, designated Stomper. Stomper is described as a vigorous romaine cultivar with added disease resistance. This disclosure thus relates to the seeds of lettuce cultivar Stomper, to the plants of lettuce cultivar Stomper, to plant parts of lettuce cultivar Stomper, to methods for producing a lettuce cultivar by crossing the lettuce cultivar Stomper with another lettuce cultivar, and to methods for producing a lettuce cultivar containing in its genetic material one or more backcross conversion traits or transgenes and to the backcross conversion lettuce plants and plant parts produced by those methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Proscreen AG Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Tony M. Avila
  • Patent number: 11473100
    Abstract: Isolated DNA of the Wtk1 gene or a functional equivalent capable of conferring resistance to stripe rust, is provided, as well as artificial vectors comprising same, proteins encoded by same and nucleic acid molecules for detecting same. Transgenic plants, as well as cells, seeds, and tissue therefrom which express the Wtk1 gene or a functional equivalent thereof are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignees: CARMEL HAIFA UNIVERSITY ECONOMIC CORPORATION LTD., NATURAL RESOURCES INSTITUTE FINLAND (LUKE)
    Inventors: Tzion Fahima, Abraham B. Korol, Lin Huang, Dina Raats, Valentyna Klymiuk, Zeev Frenkel, Alan Howard Schulman, Elitsur Yaniv, Andrii Fatiukha
  • Patent number: 11473101
    Abstract: The field is related to plant breeding and methods of identifying and selecting plants with resistance to southern corn rust. Provided are methods to identify novel genes that encode proteins providing plant resistance to southern corn rust and uses thereof. These disease resistant genes are useful in the production of resistant plants through breeding, transgenic modification, or genome editing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignees: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., Henan Agricultural University
    Inventors: April L. Leonard, Jennifer S. Jaqueth, Shawn Thatcher, Zhizeng Liu, Zhaohui Sun, Bailin Li, Huimin Li, Ce Deng, Meng Lv, Junqiang Ding
  • Patent number: 11457584
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a Lactuca sativa seed designated 79-941 RZ. The present invention also relates to a Lactuca sativa plant produced by growing the 79-941 RZ seed. The invention further relates to methods for producing the lettuce cultivar, represented by lettuce variety 79-941 RZ.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: RIJK ZWAAN ZAADTEELT EN ZAADHANDEL B.V.
    Inventors: Egbert Carolus Johannes Smits, Clément Michel Bernard Morice
  • Patent number: 11457590
    Abstract: The invention relates to the butterfly pea variety designated SXT BFP. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the butterfly pea variety SXT BFP. Also provided by the invention are tissue cultures of the butterfly pea variety SXT BFP and the plants regenerated therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing butterfly pea plants by crossing the butterfly pea variety SXT BFP with itself or another butterfly pea variety and plants produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: SENSIENT COLORS, LLC
    Inventors: Vergel C. Concibido, Jöerg Meyer
  • Patent number: 11452273
    Abstract: A novel hybrid sweet corn plant, designated AZLAN is disclosed. The invention relates to the seeds of hybrid sweet corn designated AZLAN, to the plants and plant parts of hybrid sweet corn designated AZLAN, and to methods for producing a sweet corn plant by crossing the hybrid sweet corn AZLAN with itself or another sweet corn plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: HM.CLAUSE, Inc.
    Inventor: Edward Snyder
  • Patent number: 11453887
    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: September 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    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: 11445681
    Abstract: According to the invention, there is provided seed and plants of the hybrid corn variety designated CH011144. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of the variety CH011144, and to methods for producing a corn plant produced by crossing a corn plant of variety CH011144 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 CH011144.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventors: Nathaniel J. Page, Jon Popi
  • Patent number: 11447784
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for improving transformation efficiency of a plant. The method according to the present invention comprises the use of a nucleic acid encoding the amino acid sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO: 2 or 4, or a nucleic acid encoding a polypeptide comprising an amino acid sequence having at least 85% identity with the amino acid sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO: 2 or 4, and having a function of improving transformation efficiency of a plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignees: INSTITUTE OF CROP SCIENCE, CHINESE ACADEMY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES, KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Xingguo Ye, Ke Wang, Yuji Ishida, Chizu Yanagihara, Huiyun Liu, Kunyang Wang, Lei Shi, Lipu Du, Jing Wang, Zhishan Lin
  • Patent number: 11447785
    Abstract: The present invention belongs to the field of plant genetic engineering. Specifically, the invention relates to a method for base editing in plants. More particularly, the invention relates to a method for performing efficient base editing to a target sequence in the genome of a plant (such as a crop plant) by a Cas9-cytidine deaminase fusion protein, as well as plants produced through said method and progenies thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academv of Sciences
    Inventors: Caixia Gao, Yuan Zong
  • Patent number: 11439084
    Abstract: According to the invention, there is provided seed and plants of the hybrid corn variety designated CH011094. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of the variety CH011094, and to methods for producing a corn plant produced by crossing a corn plant of variety CH011094 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 CH011094.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory J. Holland, Jeffrey M. Sernett, Gary R. Stangland
  • Patent number: 11439082
    Abstract: According to the invention, there is provided seed and plants of the hybrid corn variety designated CH011124. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of the variety CH011124, and to methods for producing a corn plant produced by crossing a corn plant of variety CH011124 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 CH011124.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory J. Holland, Jeffrey M. Sernett, Gary R. Stangland
  • Patent number: 11439086
    Abstract: According to the invention, there is provided seed and plants of the hybrid corn variety designated CH011093. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of the variety CH011093, and to methods for producing a corn plant produced by crossing a corn plant of variety CH011093 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 CH011093.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory J. Holland, Jeffrey M. Sernett, Gary R. Stangland
  • Patent number: 11432504
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated PH4DB6 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are provided. Methods for producing a maize plant comprise crossing maize variety PH4DB6 with another maize plant are provided. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into PH4DB6 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 PH4DB6 or a locus conversion of PH4DB6 with another maize variety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Inventors: Matthew David Walch, Harindra Manilal William
  • Patent number: 11432502
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated PH4CD5 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are provided. Methods for producing a maize plant comprise crossing maize variety PH4CD5 with another maize plant are provided. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into PH4CD5 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 PH4CD5 or a locus conversion of PH4CD5 with another maize variety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Inventors: Sara Jane Lira, Brandon Michael Wardyn