Patents Examined by Stephen Uyeno
  • Patent number: 11155581
    Abstract: A method of producing a virus like particle (VLP) in a plant is provided. The method comprises introducing a first nucleic acid and a second nucleic acid into the plant, or portion of the plant. The first nucleic acid comprises a first regulatory region active in the plant and operatively linked to a nucleotide sequence encoding a structural virus protein. The second nucleic acid comprises a second regulatory region active in the plant and operatively linked to a nucleotide sequence encoding a channel protein, for example but not limited to a proton channel protein. The plant or portion of the plant is incubated under conditions that permit the expression of the nucleic acids, thereby producing the VLP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: MEDICAGO INC.
    Inventors: Marc-Andre D'aoust, Manon Couture, Louis-Philippe Vezina
  • Patent number: 11155828
    Abstract: The present invention provides the specific expression promoters in rice and the application. The present invention applies the promoter in the plant genetic engineering. The sequence of the promoter provided in the present invention is composed of the nucleotide sequence shown in SEQ ID No. 1; the nucleotide sequence shown in SEQ ID No. 2; Or the nucleotide sequence shown in SEQ ID No. 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: RICE RESEARCH INSTITUTE, ANHUI ACADEMY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES
    Inventors: Pengcheng Wei, Juan Li, Jianbo Yang, Hao Li, Ruiying Qin, Rongfang Xu
  • Patent number: 11155829
    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: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Inventors: Jennifer Barry, Catherine Clark, Ryan Gerber, Amy Lum, John Mathis, Azalea Ong, Brooke Peterson-Burch, Thomas C. Wolfe, Weiping Xie, Nasser Yalpani, Xiaohong Zhong
  • Patent number: 11116159
    Abstract: A novel soybean variety, designated 5PLWT92 is provided. Also provided are the seeds of soybean variety 5PLWT92, cells from soybean variety 5PLWT92, plants of soybean 5PLWT92, and plant parts of soybean variety 5PLWT92. Methods provided include producing a soybean plant by crossing soybean variety 5PLWT92 with another soybean plant, methods for introgressing a transgenic trait, a mutant trait, and/or a native trait into soybean variety 5PLWT92, methods for producing other soybean varieties or plant parts derived from soybean variety 5PLWT92, and methods of characterizing soybean variety 5PLWT92. Soybean seed, cells, plants, germplasm, breeding lines, varieties, and plant parts produced by these methods and/or derived from soybean variety 5PLWT92 are further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventors: Brian Allen Carden, Andrea Beth Kalvig, Donald Kyle
  • Patent number: 11116221
    Abstract: The technology provided herein relates to methods of multi-species insect pest control by incorporating an inhibitor against the structural sheath protein (SHP) into the body of an agricultural target pest, and to pest control agents to be used in the method and to transgenic crop, greenhouse and ornamental plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignees: FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V., JUSTUS-LIEBIG-UNIVERSITAET GIESSEN
    Inventors: Torsten Will, Andreas Vilcinskas, Rainer Fischer
  • Patent number: 11089751
    Abstract: New lettuce varieties designated ‘Ezthana’ and ‘Eztron’ are described. ‘Ezthana’ and ‘Eztron’ are lettuce varieties exhibiting stability and uniformity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Enza Zaden Beheer B.V.
    Inventor: Magali Lemont
  • Patent number: 11085050
    Abstract: The invention provides specific transgenic cotton plants, plant material and seeds, characterized in that these products harbor a specific herbicide tolerance transformation event at a specific location in the cotton genome. Tools are also provided which allow rapid and unequivocal identification of the event in biological samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: BASF AGRICULTURAL SOLUTIONS SEED, US LLC
    Inventors: Stefan Jansens, Rozemarijn Dreesen, Wendy Aartsen, Jonas Vanhaelen, Hal Moser, Ginger Light
  • Patent number: 11058081
    Abstract: A novel soybean variety, designated 5PGDL52 is provided. Also provided are the seeds of soybean variety 5PGDL52, cells from soybean variety 5PGDL52, plants of soybean 5PGDL52, and plant parts of soybean variety 5PGDL52. Methods provided include producing a soybean plant by crossing soybean variety 5PGDL52 with another soybean plant, methods for introgressing a transgenic trait, a mutant trait, and/or a native trait into soybean variety 5PGDL52, methods for producing other soybean varieties or plant parts derived from soybean variety 5PGDL52, and methods of characterizing soybean variety 5PGDL52. Soybean seed, cells, plants, germplasm, breeding lines, varieties, and plant parts produced by these methods and/or derived from soybean variety 5PGDL52 are further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Inventors: Brian Allen Carden, Andrea Beth Kalvig, Donald Kyle
  • Patent number: 11044881
    Abstract: A novel soybean variety, designated 5PLVQ64 is provided. Also provided are the seeds of soybean variety 5PLVQ64, cells from soybean variety 5PLVQ64, plants of soybean 5PLVQ64, and plant parts of soybean variety 5PLVQ64. Methods provided include producing a soybean plant by crossing soybean variety 5PLVQ64 with another soybean plant, methods for introgressing a transgenic trait, a mutant trait, and/or a native trait into soybean variety 5PLVQ64, methods for producing other soybean varieties or plant parts derived from soybean variety 5PLVQ64, and methods of characterizing soybean variety 5PLVQ64. Soybean seed, cells, plants, germplasm, breeding lines, varieties, and plant parts produced by these methods and/or derived from soybean variety 5PLVQ64 are further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Inventors: Jessie Lynn Alt, Andrea Beth Kalvig, Landon Linn Ries, Jordan Dustin Spear
  • Patent number: 11041163
    Abstract: Plants have emerged as an alternative expression system and are increasingly being used byindustry and academia for producing target proteins. However, the ability of plants to glycosylate proteins can be a significant limitation for those proteins, which do not require N-glycosylation. For example, Plasmodium falciparum proteins, or A chain of human factor XIII do not carry N-linked glycans, or the protective antigen (PA) of Bacillus anthracisis not a glycoprotein; however, these proteins contain potential N-linked glycosylation sites that can be aberrantly glycosylated during expression in yeast, mammalian, or plant systems, potentially leading to reduced functionality and immunogenicity because of incorrect/altered folding and/or masking of epitopes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Inventor: Tarlan Mammedov
  • Patent number: 11021760
    Abstract: Non-toxigenic fungal strains, and methods of making and use thereof, are provided and have utility as endophytes in forage crops, and as strains that can outcompete toxigenic strains in forage and food crops.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: University of Kentucky Research Foundation
    Inventors: Christopher L. Schardl, Simona Florea, Mark L. Farman
  • Patent number: 11006633
    Abstract: Methods and compositions are provided which employ a silencing element that, when ingested by a pest, such as a Coleopteran plant pest or a Diabrotica plant pest, decrease the expression of a target sequence in the pest. In specific embodiments, the decrease in expression of the target sequence controls the pest and thereby the methods and compositions are capable of limiting damage to a plant. The present invention provides various target polynucleotides set forth in any one of SEQ ID NOS: 1-236 or active variants and fragments thereof, wherein a decrease in expression of one or more the sequences in the target pest controls the pest (i.e., has insecticidal activity). Further provided are silencing elements which when ingested by the pest decrease the level of the target polypeptide and thereby control the pest. In specific embodiment, the pest is D. virgifera virgifera, D. barberi, D. speciosa, or D. undecimpunctata howardi.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Inventors: Karen E. Broglie, Kevin Kriss, Albert Lu, Mani Muthalagi, James Kevin Presnail
  • Patent number: 10999989
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel lettuce cultivar Solan 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: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
    Inventor: Els Groot
  • Patent number: 10999988
    Abstract: A novel soybean variety, designated 5PSLZ41 is provided. Also provided are the seeds of soybean variety 5PSLZ41, cells from soybean variety 5PSLZ41, plants of soybean 5PSLZ41, and plant parts of soybean variety 5PSLZ41. Methods provided include producing a soybean plant by crossing soybean variety 5PSLZ41 with another soybean plant, methods for introgressing a transgenic trait, a mutant trait, and/or a native trait into soybean variety 5PSLZ41, methods for producing other soybean varieties or plant parts derived from soybean variety 5PSLZ41, and methods of characterizing soybean variety 5PSLZ41. Soybean seed, cells, plants, germplasm, breeding lines, varieties, and plant parts produced by these methods and/or derived from soybean variety 5PSLZ41 are further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventors: Mark Jeffrey McMahan Hood, Andrea Beth Kalvig
  • Patent number: 10980203
    Abstract: The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01073305. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01073305. Also provided by the invention are tissue cultures of the soybean variety 01073305 and the plants regenerated therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing soybean plants by crossing the soybean variety 01073305 with itself or another soybean variety and plants produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventor: Philip A. Owen
  • Patent number: 10973195
    Abstract: The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01073325. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01073325. Also provided by the invention are tissue cultures of the soybean variety 01073325 and the plants regenerated therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing soybean plants by crossing the soybean variety 01073325 with itself or another soybean variety and plants produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventor: Philip A. Owen
  • Patent number: 10968457
    Abstract: This invention provides a drug-inducible promoter that can be used for sugarcane plants and plants related thereto. Such drug-inducible promoter comprises a polynucleotide comprising a first nucleotide sequence having 90% or higher identity to the nucleotide sequence as shown in SEQ ID NO: 1, a second nucleotide sequence having 90% or higher identity to the nucleotide sequence as shown in SEQ NO: 2, a third nucleotide sequence having 90% or higher identity to the nucleotide sequence as shown in SEQ ID NO: 3, a fourth nucleotide sequence having 90% or higher identity to the nucleotide sequence as shown in SEQ ID NO: 4, and a fifth nucleotide sequence having 90% or higher identity to the nucleotide sequence as shown in SEQ ID NO: 5 in such an order from the 3 terminal side toward the 5? terminal side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shoko Tsuzuki, Satoru Nishimura
  • Patent number: 10947558
    Abstract: RNAi compositions and methods are provided which inhibit soybean nematode cyst infestation. Also disclosed are plants comprising said RNAi.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
    Inventor: Rong Di
  • Patent number: 10932430
    Abstract: The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01073203. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01073203. Also provided by the invention are tissue cultures of the soybean variety 01073203 and the plants regenerated therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing soybean plants by crossing the soybean variety 01073203 with itself or another soybean variety and plants produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Craig K. Moots, David L. Price
  • Patent number: 10925244
    Abstract: A soybean cultivar designated 88212722 is disclosed. The invention relates to the seeds of soybean cultivar 88212722, to the plants of soybean cultivar 88212722, to the plant parts of soybean cultivar 88212722, and to methods for producing progeny of soybean cultivar 88212722. 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. The invention also relates to soybean cultivars or breeding cultivars, and plant parts derived from soybean cultivar 88212722. The invention also relates to methods for producing other soybean cultivars, lines, or plant parts derived from soybean cultivar 88212722, 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 cultivar 88212722 with another soybean cultivar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: M.S. Technologies, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Justin T. Mason