Patents Examined by Patricia R. Moody
  • Patent number: 5801026
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the identification of nucleic acid sequences and constructs, and methods related thereto, and the use of these sequences and constructs to produce genetically modified plants for the purpose of altering the composition of plant oils, waxes and related compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1998
    Assignee: Carnegie Institution of Washington
    Inventors: Chris Somerville, Frank van de Loo
  • Patent number: 5767365
    Abstract: DNA sequences are described, that by integration in a plant genome cause the activity of the sucrose-phosphate-synthase (SPS) of the plant to be changed, plasmids, containing these DNA sequences as well as transgenic plants that by introduction of the DNA sequences causes changes in the activity of sucrose-phosphate-synthase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1998
    Assignee: Institut fur Genbiologische Forschung Berlin GmbH
    Inventor: Uwe Sonnewald
  • Patent number: 5679880
    Abstract: The invention is directed to transgenic plants expressing colonization and/or virulence antigens specified by genes from pathogenic microorganisms. It is also directed to the use of such transgenic plants for oral immunization of humans and other animals to elicit a secretory immune response which inhibits colonization of or invasion by such pathogenic microorganisms through a mucosal surface of humans or other animals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 21, 1997
    Assignee: Washington University
    Inventors: Roy Curtiss, III, Guy A. Cardineau
  • Patent number: 5670635
    Abstract: The present invention relates, in general to protein that is a seed storage protein having high nutritional value. In particular, the invention relates to the protein AmA1 and to a DNA sequence encoding same. The invention further relates to a recombinant molecule comprising the AmA1 encoding sequence and to a host cell transformed therewith. In addition, the invention relates to a method for producing transgenic plants with high nutritionally rich amino acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 23, 1997
    Inventors: Asis Datta, Anjana Raina, Subhra Biswas
  • Patent number: 5668292
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the identification of nucleic acid sequences and constructs, and methods related thereto, and the use of these sequences and constructs to produce genetically modified plants for the purpose of altering the composition of plant oils, waxes and related compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 16, 1997
    Assignee: Carnegie Institution of Washington
    Inventors: Chris Somerville, Frank van de Loo
  • Patent number: 5658772
    Abstract: A method for producing site-specific recombination of DNA in plant cells. A first DNA sequence comprising a first lox site and a second DNA sequence comprising a second lox site are introduced into the cells. The lox sites are contacted with Cre to produce recombination. Also disclosed are related plasmids, transformed plant cells, and plants containing the transformed cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 19, 1997
    Assignee: E. I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Joan Tellefsen Odell, Sandra Hoff Russell, Brian Lee Sauer, Francis Chuoh Hsu, Jennie Bih-Jien Shen
  • Patent number: 5659111
    Abstract: A novel soybean cultivar, designated A5545, is disclosed. The invention relates to the seeds of soybean cultivar A5545, to the plants of soybean A5545 and to methods for producing a soybean plant produced by crossing the cultivar A5545 with itself or another soybean variety. The invention further relates to hybrid soybean seeds and plants produced by crossing the cultivar A5545 with another soybean cultivar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 19, 1997
    Assignee: Asgrow Seed Company
    Inventor: William K. Rhodes
  • Patent number: 5654402
    Abstract: A plant .DELTA..sup.6 palmitoyl-acyl carrier protein desaturase, the gene encoding the desaturase, and transgenic plants and plant cells containing the heterologous DNA encoding the desaturase are described. The desaturase introduces a double bond at the sixth carbon atom from the carboxyl end of a 16 carbon saturated fatty acid, and is therefore useful in production of plant seeds having a modified fatty acid profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 5, 1997
    Assignee: Michigan State University
    Inventors: Edgar B. Cahoon, John B. Ohlrogee
  • Patent number: 5654184
    Abstract: The invention is directed to transgenic plants expressing colonization and/or virulence antigens specified by genes from pathogenic microorganisms. It is also directed to the use of such transgenic plants for oral immunization of humans and other animals to elicit a secretory immune response which inhibits colonization of or invasion by such pathogenic microorganisms through a mucosal surface of humans or other animals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 5, 1997
    Assignee: Washington University
    Inventors: Roy Curtiss, III, Guy A. Cardineau
  • Patent number: 5650505
    Abstract: The present invention provides chemically regulatable DNA sequences capable of regulating transcription of an associated DNA sequence in plants or plant tissues, chimeric constructions containing such sequences, vectors containing such sequences and chimeric constructions, and transgenic plants and plant tissues containing these chimeric constructions. In one aspect, the chemically regulatable DNA sequences of the invention are derived from the 5' region of genes encoding pathogenisis-related (PR) proteins. The present invention also provides anti-pathogenic sequences derived from novel cDNAs coding for PR proteins which can be genetically engineered and transformed into plants to confer enhanced resistance to disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 22, 1997
    Assignee: Novartis Corporation
    Inventors: John A. Ryals, Danny C. Alexander, James J. Beck, John H. Duesing, Robert M. Goodman, Leslie B. Friedrich, Christian Harms, Frederich Meins, Jr., Alice Montoya, deceased, Mary B. Moyer, Jean-Marc Neuhaus, George B. Payne, Christoph Sperisen, Jeffrey R. Stinson, Scott J. Uknes, Eric R. Ward, Shericca C. Williams
  • Patent number: 5646023
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel transgenic plants with altered sugar levels and methods for producing them. The methods comprise introducing into the plant an expression cassette comprising a promoter sequence operably linked to a polynucleotide sequence substantially identical to a sequence from a gene encoding a protein associated with sucrose biosynthesis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 8, 1997
    Assignees: J.R. Simplot Company, North Dakota State University of Agriculture and Applied Sciences
    Inventors: Gary A. Secor, Alexander Y. Borovkov, Phillip E. McClean, Joseph R. Sowokinos
  • Patent number: 5639947
    Abstract: The present invention contemplates a transgenic plant having somatic and germ cells containing at least two mammalian genes coding for polypeptides capable of autogenously associating with each other to form a biologically active multimer. In addition, the invention describes a method for producing a glycopolypeptide multimer by introducing first and second mammalian genes encoding the constituent parts of the multimer into first and second respective members of a plant species, generating a progeny from the first and second plant species members, and isolating the glycopolypeptide multimer from the progeny plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 17, 1997
    Assignee: The Scripps Research Institute
    Inventors: Andrew C. Hiatt, Mich B. Hein
  • Patent number: 5633431
    Abstract: A novel soybean cultivar, designated 9142105423, is disclosed. The invention relates to the seeds of soybean cultivar 9142105423, to the plants of soybean 9142105423 and to methods for producing a soybean plant produced by crossing the cultivar 9142105423 with itself or another soybean variety. The invention further relates to hybrid soybean seeds and plants produced by crossing the cultivar 9142105423 with another soybean cultivar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 27, 1997
    Assignee: Asgrow Seed Company
    Inventors: Kevin W. Matson, E. Hamer Paschal, II, Yolanda I. Otero-Ortiz, Craig K. Moots
  • Patent number: 5633441
    Abstract: The invention concerns female-sterile plants that comprise a foreign DNA incorporated in the nuclear genome of their cells. This foreign DNA first comprises a female-sterility DNA encoding a protein or polypeptide such as barnase which, when produced in the cells of the plant, kills or significantly disturbs the metabolism, functioning or development of the cells. The foreign DNA also comprises a first promoter which directs expression of the female-sterility DNA selectively in style cells, stigma cells or style-and stigma cells of the female reproductive organs of the plants. The first promoter does not direct detectable expression of the female sterility DNA in the ovule or in other parts of the plant so that the plant remains male-fertile. The female-sterility DNA is in the same transcriptional unit as and under the control of the first promoter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 27, 1997
    Assignee: Plant Genetic Systems, N.V.
    Inventors: Willy De Greef, John Van Emmelo, Dulce E. De Oliveira, Maria-Helena De Souza, Marc Van Montagu
  • Patent number: 5633363
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to promoter fragments isolated from maize and particularly to a 4.7 kbp upstream promoter region designated ZRP2 of a ZRP2 genomic DNA clone, specific fragments thereof designated ZRP2(2.0) and ZRF2(1.0) and functional equivalents thereto. The promoter has particular utility in driving root preferential expression of heterologous genes that impart increased agronomic, horticultural and/or pesticidal characteristics to a given plant. This invention is also directed to DNA molecules including said promoters and transformed plant tissue including a DNA molecule comprising a promoter of the invention operably linked to a heterologous gene or genes and the seeds thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 27, 1997
    Assignee: Iowa State University, Research Foundation In
    Inventors: James T. Colbert, Bruce M. Held, Eve S. Wurtele, Paul S. Dietrich
  • Patent number: 5633430
    Abstract: A novel soybean cultivar, designated A3134, is disclosed. The invention relates to the seeds of soybean cultivar A3134, to the plants of soybean A3134 and to methods for producing a soybean plant produced by crossing the cultivar A3134 with itself or another soybean variety. The invention further relates to hybrid soybean seeds and plants produced by crossing the cultivar A3134 with another soybean cultivar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 27, 1997
    Assignee: Asgrow Seed Company
    Inventor: E. Hamer Paschal, II
  • Patent number: 5624826
    Abstract: Disclosed is a cloning vector plasmid suitable for preparing cDNA banks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 29, 1997
    Assignee: Sagami Chemical Research Center
    Inventors: Seishi Kato, Takashi Aoki, Yuri Umezawa
  • Patent number: 5625134
    Abstract: A novel soybean cultivar, designated 9246337447, is disclosed. The invention relates to the seeds of soybean cultivar 9246337447, to the plants of soybean 9246337447 and to methods for producing a soybean plant produced by crossing the cultivar 9246337447 with itself or another soybean variety. The invention further relates to hybrid soybean seeds and plants produced by crossing the cultivar 9246337447 with another soybean cultivar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 29, 1997
    Assignee: Asgrow Seed Company
    Inventors: Christopher Tinius, William K. Rhodes, Yolanda I. Otero-Ortiz
  • Patent number: 5623066
    Abstract: A DNA fragment which encodes the coat protein of cucumber mosaic virus strain c (CMV-C), the method of preparing it, its use to prepare transgenic plants and transgenic plants containing it are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 22, 1997
    Assignee: Asgrow Seed Company
    Inventors: Hector D. Quemada, Jerry L. Slightom
  • Patent number: 5620882
    Abstract: A method of genetically engineering a fiber-producing plant is disclosed. This method first comprises the step of constructing a plant expression vector that comprises a protein coding sequence and a DNA sequence capable of promoting gene expression in fiber cells, wherein the DNA sequence is homologous to a sequence selected from the group consisting of 12 different genomic sequences. The method next involves introducing the expression vector into a fiber-producing plant wherein the protein coding sequence is expressed in the fiber cells of the fiber producing plant. A method of obtaining a DNA sequence capable of promoting gene expression in fiber cells is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 15, 1997
    Assignee: Agracetus, Inc.
    Inventor: Maliyakal John