Patents Examined by Russell P. Kallis
  • Patent number: 7465854
    Abstract: A soybean cultivar designated 6703392 is disclosed. The invention relates to the seeds of soybean cultivar 6703392, to the plants of soybean 6703392, to plant parts of soybean cultivar 6703392 and to methods for producing a soybean plant produced by crossing soybean cultivar 6703392 with itself or with another soybean variety. The invention also relates to methods for producing a soybean plant containing in its genetic material one or more transgenes and to the transgenic soybean plants and plant parts produced by those methods. This invention also relates to soybean cultivars or breeding cultivars and plant parts derived from soybean variety 6703392, to methods for producing other soybean cultivars, lines or plant parts derived from soybean cultivar 6703392 and to the soybean plants, varieties, and their parts derived from use of those methods. The invention further relates to hybrid soybean seeds, plants and plant parts produced by crossing the cultivar 6703392 with another soybean cultivar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Assignee: Mertec LLC
    Inventor: Dennis L. Schultze
  • Patent number: 7408098
    Abstract: DNA encoding a plant quinolate phosphoribosyl transferase (QPRTase) enzyme, and constructs comprising such DNA are provided. Methods of altering quinolate phosphoribosyl transferase expression are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2008
    Assignee: North Carolina State University
    Inventors: Mark A. Conkling, Wen Song, Nandini Mendu
  • Patent number: 7405349
    Abstract: The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 4684181. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 4684181. Also provided by the invention are tissue cultures of the soybean variety 4684181 and the plants regenerated therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing soybean plants by crossing the soybean variety 4684181 with itself or another soybean variety and plants produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2008
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventor: Roger Lussenden
  • Patent number: 7394000
    Abstract: The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 4062885. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 4062885. Also provided by the invention are tissue cultures of the soybean variety 4062885 and the plants regenerated therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing soybean plants by crossing the soybean variety 4062885 with itself or another soybean variety and plants produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2008
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventor: Richard Dougherty
  • Patent number: 7390940
    Abstract: The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 4858197. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 4858197. Also provided by the invention are tissue cultures of the soybean variety 4858197 and the plants regenerated therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing soybean plants by crossing the soybean variety 4858197 with itself or another soybean variety and plants produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Floyd, Jeff Hall, Mark Erickson
  • Patent number: 7390939
    Abstract: The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 4092390. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 4092390. Also provided by the invention are tissue cultures of the soybean variety 4092390 and the plants regenerated therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing soybean plants by crossing the soybean variety 4092390 with itself or another soybean variety and plants produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventor: Roger Lussenden
  • Patent number: 7390655
    Abstract: The present invention provides DNA molecules isolated from corn and sorghum plants that are useful for expressing transgenes in plants. The present invention also provides expression constructs containing the DNA molecules useful for expressing transgenes in plants. The present invention also provides transgenic plants and seeds containing the DNA molecules useful for expressing transgenes in plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventor: Brendan Hinchey
  • Patent number: 7385118
    Abstract: A soybean cultivar designated 6424090 is disclosed. The invention relates to the seeds of soybean cultivar 6424090, to the plants of soybean 6424090, to plant parts of soybean cultivar 6424090 and to methods for producing a soybean plant produced by crossing soybean cultivar 6424090 with itself or with another soybean variety. The invention also relates to methods for producing a soybean plant containing in its genetic material one or more transgenes and to the transgenic soybean plants and plant parts produced by those methods. This invention also relates to soybean cultivars or breeding cultivars and plant parts derived from soybean variety 6424090, to methods for producing other soybean cultivars, lines or plant parts derived from soybean cultivar 6424090 and to the soybean plants, varieties, and their parts derived from use of those methods. The invention further relates to hybrid soybean seeds, plants and plant parts produced by crossing the cultivar 6424090 with another soybean cultivar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Assignee: Mertec LLC
    Inventor: Dennis L. Schultze
  • Patent number: 7385114
    Abstract: A soybean cultivar designated SG4377NRR is disclosed. The invention relates to the seeds of soybean cultivar SG4377NRR, to the plants of soybean SG4377NRR, to plant parts of soybean cultivar SG4377NRR and to methods for producing a soybean plant produced by crossing soybean cultivar SG4377NRR with itself or with another soybean variety. The invention also relates to methods for producing a soybean plant containing in its genetic material one or more transgenes and to the transgenic soybean plants and plant parts produced by those methods. This invention also relates to soybean cultivars or breeding cultivars and plant parts derived from soybean variety SG4377NRR, to methods for producing other soybean cultivars, lines or plant parts derived from soybean cultivar SG4377NRR and to the soybean plants, varieties, and their parts derived from use of those methods. The invention further relates to hybrid soybean seeds, plants and plant parts produced by crossing the cultivar SG4377NRR with another soybean cultivar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Assignee: Soygenetics, LLC
    Inventor: David L. Pazdernik
  • Patent number: 7385115
    Abstract: A soybean cultivar designated 6723322 is disclosed. The invention relates to the seeds of soybean cultivar 6723322, to the plants of soybean 6723322, to plant parts of soybean cultivar 6723322 and to methods for producing a soybean plant produced by crossing soybean cultivar 6723322 with itself or with another soybean variety. The invention also relates to methods for producing a soybean plant containing in its genetic material one or more transgenes and to the transgenic soybean plants and plant parts produced by those methods. This invention also relates to soybean cultivars or breeding cultivars and plant parts derived from soybean variety 6723322, to methods for producing other soybean cultivars, lines or plant parts derived from soybean cultivar 6723322 and to the soybean plants, varieties, and their parts derived from use of those methods. The invention further relates to hybrid soybean seeds, plants and plant parts produced by crossing the cultivar 6723322 with another soybean cultivar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Assignees: Stine Seed Farm, Inc., Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventor: William H. Eby
  • Patent number: 7385123
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparing ketocarotenoids by cultivation of genetically modified organisms which, compared with the wild type, have a modified ketolase activity, to the genetically modified organisms, and to the use thereof as human and animal foods and for producing ketocarotenoid extracts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Assignee: SunGene GmbH & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Matt Sauer, Ralf Flachmann, Martin Klebsattel, Christel Renate Schopfer
  • Patent number: 7378575
    Abstract: The present invention is in the field of soybean variety S06-WW168223 breeding and development. The present invention particularly relates to the soybean variety S06-WW168223 and its progeny, and methods of making S06-WW168223.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Assignee: Syngenta Participations AG
    Inventors: Kevin Threlkeld, Julia L. Brown, Roger L. McBroom
  • Patent number: 7378577
    Abstract: A soybean cultivar designated 6141287 is disclosed. The invention relates to the seeds of soybean cultivar 6141287, to the plants of soybean 6141287, to plant parts of soybean cultivar 6141287 and to methods for producing a soybean plant produced by crossing soybean cultivar 6141287 with itself or with another soybean variety. The invention also relates to methods for producing a soybean plant containing in its genetic material one or more transgenes and to the transgenic soybean plants and plant parts produced by those methods. This invention also relates to soybean cultivars or breeding cultivars and plant parts derived from soybean variety 6141287, to methods for producing other soybean cultivars, lines or plant parts derived from soybean cultivar 6141287 and to the soybean plants, varieties, and their parts derived from use of those methods. The invention further relates to hybrid soybean seeds, plants and plant parts produced by crossing the cultivar 6141287 with another soybean cultivar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Assignees: Stine Seed Farm, Inc., Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventor: William H. Eby
  • Patent number: 7371924
    Abstract: This invention relates to sequences encoding ?-ketoacyl-ACP synthase (KAS) and methods of use thereof. Also provided are methods for decreasing saturated fatty acid levels as a component of total triglycerides found in plant oils. The method generally comprises growing a soybean plant having integrated into its genome a DNA construct comprising, in the 5? to 3? direction of transcription, a promoter functional in a soybean plant seed cell, a DNA sequence encoding a KAS protein, and a transcription termination region functional in a plant cell. The present invention also provides a soybean seed with less than about 3.5 weight percent total saturated fatty acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2008
    Assignee: Calgene LLC
    Inventor: Katayoon Dehesh
  • Patent number: 7371926
    Abstract: The present invention provides transgenic plants which after harvest degrade the lignin and cellulose therein to fermentable sugars which can further be fermented to ethanol or other products. In particular, the transgenic plants comprise ligninase and cellulase genes from microbes operably linked to a DNA encoding a signal peptide which targets the fusion polypeptide produced therefrom to an organelle of the plant, in particular the chloroplasts. When the transgenic plants are harvested, the plants are ground to release the ligninase and cellulase which then degrade the lignin and cellulose of the transgenic plants to produce the fermentable sugars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2008
    Assignee: Board of Trustees of Michigan State University
    Inventors: Masomeh B. Sticklen, Bruce E. Dale, Shahina B. Maqbool
  • Patent number: 7371925
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions and methods for regulating expression of nucleotide sequences in a plant. Compositions may comprise a novel nucleic acid sequence for a promoter with tissue specificity and/or cytokinin inducibility. A method for expressing a heterologous nucleotide sequence in a plant using the promoter sequence is also provided. The method comprises transforming a plant cell to contain a heterologous nucleotide sequence operably linked to the promoter of the present invention and regenerating a stably transformed plant from the transformed plant cell. Other methods provide for downregulation of cytokinin oxidase in a plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2008
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaomu Niu, Haiyin Wang, Dwight T. Tomes, Sabine Hantke, Norbert Brugière
  • Patent number: 7371939
    Abstract: A soybean cultivar designated 6223392 is disclosed. The invention relates to the seeds of soybean cultivar 6223392, to the plants of soybean 6223392, to plant parts of soybean cultivar 6223392 and to methods for producing a soybean plant produced by crossing soybean cultivar 6223392 with itself or with another soybean variety. The invention also relates to methods for producing a soybean plant containing in its genetic material one or more transgenes and to the transgenic soybean plants and plant parts produced by those methods. This invention also relates to soybean cultivars or breeding cultivars and plant parts derived from soybean variety 6223392, to methods for producing other soybean cultivars, lines or plant parts derived from soybean cultivar 6223392 and to the soybean plants, varieties, and their parts derived from use of those methods. The invention further relates to hybrid soybean seeds, plants and plant parts produced by crossing the cultivar 6223392 with another soybean cultivar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2008
    Assignee: Mertec LLC
    Inventor: Dennis L. Schultze
  • Patent number: 7368643
    Abstract: According to the invention, there is provided seed and plants of the corn variety designated LH334. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of the variety LH334, and to methods for producing a corn plant produced by crossing a corn plant of variety LH334 with itself or with another corn plant, such as a plant of another variety. The invention further relates to corn seeds and plants produced by crossing plants of variety LH334 with plants of another variety, such as another inbred line. The invention further relates to the inbred and hybrid genetic complements of plants of variety LH334.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2008
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventor: Terry Foley
  • Patent number: 7365252
    Abstract: According to the invention, there is provided seed and plants of the corn variety designated LH342. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of the variety LH342, and to methods for producing a corn plant produced by crossing a corn plant of variety LH342 with itself or with another corn plant, such as a plant of another variety. The invention further relates to corn seeds and plants produced by crossing plants of variety LH342 with plants of another variety, such as another inbred line. The invention further relates to the inbred and hybrid genetic complements of plants of variety LH342.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2008
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Richard Miller, Terry Foley
  • Patent number: 7361820
    Abstract: According to the invention, there is provided seed and plants of the corn variety designated LH400. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of the variety LH400, and to methods for producing a corn plant produced by crossing a corn plant of variety LH400 with itself or with another corn plant, such as a plant of another variety. The invention further relates to corn seeds and plants produced by crossing plants of variety LH400 with plants of another variety, such as another inbred line. The invention further relates to the inbred and hybrid genetic complements of plants of variety LH400.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Francois-Xavier Beauvillain, Jon Geadelmann