Patents Examined by Wayne Zhong
  • Patent number: 10526611
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods and compositions for enhancing the efficiency of Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of host cells, such as plant cells, wherein the host cells overexpress light-dependent short hypocotyls 10 (LSH10) protein. The methods of the invention comprise Agrobacterium-mediated transfer of T-DNA to a plant cell, wherein the T-DNA contains a DNA of interest to be inserted into a plant genome at a homologous position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventors: Stanton B Gelvin, Lan-Ying Lee, Yaling Wang
  • Patent number: 10526612
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a plant transformation method that is convenient and is widely applicable to various types of plant cells and nucleic acids. The present invention relates to a method for transforming a target plant, comprising the steps of: a) contacting a carrier peptide comprising a cell-penetrating sequence and a polycation sequence with a nucleic acid to form a complex; b) contacting the obtained complex with a cell of a meristem of the target plant to transfer the nucleic acid to the genome; c) allowing the meristem to grow; and d) selecting a plant harboring the transferred nucleic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Riken
    Inventors: Keiji Numata, Takeshi Yoshizumi, Yutaka Kodama
  • Patent number: 10519200
    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: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignees: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC., E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Andre Abad, Hua Dong, Janet Rice, Xiaomei Shi
  • Patent number: 10513680
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing biomass feedstock, by cultivating green microalgae cells in which the expression and/or the activity of the dual-specificity tyrosine-phosphorylation-regulated kinase (DYRKP-1) protein is altered, inducing reserve accumulation and/or increase in biomass production by said microalgae.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Miriam Schulz-Raffelt, Vincent Chochois, Yonghua Li-Beisson, Gilles Peltier
  • Patent number: 10501750
    Abstract: Provided are isolated polynucleotides at least 80% identical to SEQ ID NOs: 1-479, 813-5173, 8511, 8513, 8515, 8517, 8519, 8521, 8523, 9096-9141 and 9142; and isolated polypeptides at least 80% homologous to an amino acid sequence selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NOs: 624, 480-623, 625-812, 5174-7015, 7017-7021, 7024, 7026-8510, 8512, 8514, 8516, 8518, 8520, 8522, 8524, 9143-9177, such as the polypeptides set forth in SEQ ID NO:480-812, 5174-8510, 8512, 8514, 8516, 8518, 8520, 8522, 8524, and 9143-9177, nucleic acid constructs comprising same, transgenic cells and plants expressing same and methods of using same for increasing yield, biomass, growth rate, vigor, oil content, fiber yield, fiber quality, nitrogen use efficiency, and/or abiotic stress tolerance of a plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Evogene Ltd.
    Inventors: Limor Poraty-Gavra, Eyal Emmanuel, Hagai Karchi
  • Patent number: 10492405
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a Lactuca sativa seed designated 79-10 RZ. The present invention also relates to a Lactuca sativa plant produced by growing the 79-10 RZ seed. The invention further relates to methods for producing the lettuce cultivar, represented by lettuce variety 79-10 RZ.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: RIJK ZWAAN ZAADTEELT EN ZAADHANDEL B.V.
    Inventors: Egbert Carolus Johannes Smits, Clément Michel Bernard Morice
  • Patent number: 10485197
    Abstract: The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01064625. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01064625. Also provided by the invention are tissue cultures of the soybean variety 01064625 and the plants regenerated therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing soybean plants by crossing the soybean variety 01064625 with itself or another soybean variety and plants produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Craig K. Moots, David R. Wooten, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10485213
    Abstract: The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01068968. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01068968. Also provided by the invention are tissue cultures of the soybean variety 01068968 and the plants regenerated therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing soybean plants by crossing the soybean variety 01068968 with itself or another soybean variety and plants produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventor: Philip A. Owen
  • Patent number: 10480001
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for the generation of a monoclonal plant cell line from a heterologous population of plant cells, comprising the following steps: (a) provision of a heterologous population of plant cells; (b) preparation of protoplasts from said heterologous population of plant cells; (c) separation of single protoplasts by subjecting the preparation of protoplasts to flow cytometric sorting; (d) regeneration of a separated single transformed protoplast until the formation of a microcolony by co-cultivation in the presence of feeder cell material; (e) removal of the microcolony from the feeder cell material and cultivation of the microcolony until the formation of a monoclonal plant cell line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Janina Kirchhoff, Stefan Schillberg, Andreas Schiermeyer, Helga Schinkel, Rainer Fischer
  • Patent number: 10477798
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a Latium saliva seed designated 81-04 RZ. The present invention also relates to a Lactuca saliva plant produced by growing the 81-04 RZ seed. The invention further relates to methods for producing the lettuce cultivar, represented by lettuce variety 81-04 RZ.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: RIJK ZWAAN ZAADTEELT EN ZAADHANDEL B.V.
    Inventors: Adrianus Martinus Jozeph Ammerlaan, Christophe Henri Thomas, Anne-Laure Odile Cécilia Girard
  • Patent number: 10472644
    Abstract: The present invention relates to protein expression in plants, particularly the large-scale production of recombinant polypeptides in whole Nicotiana tabacum plants. The use of preselected combination of N. tabacum varieties and Agrobacterium strains, optionally including one or more improvements to the transient expression-based methods of the invention, enables the production of large quantities of a heterologous polypeptides economically and in a short period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Julien Beuchat, Prisca Campanoni, Shunhong Dai, Claudio Facchinetti, Nicolas Lugon-Moulin, Karen Oishi, Gustavo Ramirez, Sandrine Roesti, Helene Laparra, Rosa Cabrera
  • Patent number: 10450583
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides interfering nucleic acids, and compositions comprising same, that reduce viability and/or activity of a pest, e.g., a Hymenoptera pest. The interfering nucleic acids and compositions are useful in controlling Hymenoptera pests, which methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Neil D. Tsutsui, Maria Tonione
  • Patent number: 10443063
    Abstract: This invention provides a method for generating transgenic plants with a low copy number. Plant cells are transformed with polynucleotides containing transcriptional cassettes designed to trigger silencing of a gene which is essential for the plant cell to survive the transformation and regeneration process. The present invention enables the recovery of an increased number of transgenic plants which have only one copy of each desired transcriptional cassette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Syngenta Participations AG
    Inventors: Xianggan Li, Sivamani Elumalai
  • Patent number: 10435701
    Abstract: Provided are methods and compositions to improve fungal disease resistance and/or nematode resistance in various crop plants. Also provided are combinations of compositions and methods to improve fungal disease resistance and/or nematode resistance in various crop plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Crawford, Michelle L. Gasper, Xiangqian Li, Barry J. Shortt, Deryck Jeremy Williams
  • Patent number: 10415051
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for genetically altered plants that produce higher amounts of at least one fatty acid compared to the amount of the fatty acid produced by a wild-type plant are provided. The genetically altered plant can be a root crop plant (e.g., sugar beet) or Nicotiana spp., or any dicot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignees: The United States of America, as Represented by the Secretary of Agriculture, Audacious Energy, LLC
    Inventors: Anna C. Smigocki, Robert Edward Bruccoleri
  • Patent number: 10415046
    Abstract: The present invention claims methods for the stable integration of exogenous DNA into a specific locus, E32, in the maize genome through the use of zinc finger nucleases. Maize plants and plant parts that were transformed by the methods of the invention are claimed. The invention is useful for creating desirable traits such as herbicide resistance, herbicide tolerance, insect resistance, insect tolerance, disease resistance, disease tolerance, stress tolerance, and stress resistance in maize The E32 locus represents a superior site for inserting foreign genes because native agronomic phenotypes are not disturbed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: W. Michael Ainley, James W. Bing, David R. Corbin, Steven L. Evans, Joseph F. Petolino, Lakshmi Sastry-Dent, Steven A. Thompson, Steven R. Webb, Mary E. Welter, Ning Zhou
  • Patent number: 10405508
    Abstract: A novel soybean variety, designated 5PKYK65 is provided. Also provided are the seeds of soybean variety 5PKYK65, cells from soybean variety 5PKYK65, plants of soybean 5PKYK65, and plant parts of soybean variety 5PKYK65. Methods provided include producing a soybean plant by crossing soybean variety 5PKYK65 with another soybean plant, methods for introgressing a transgenic trait, a mutant trait, and/or a native trait into soybean variety 5PKYK65, methods for producing other soybean varieties or plant parts derived from soybean variety 5PKYK65, and methods of characterizing soybean variety 5PKYK65. Soybean seed, cells, plants, germplasm, breeding lines, varieties, and plant parts produced by these methods and/or derived from soybean variety 5PKYK65 are further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Charles Corbin, Randy Leroy Kallem, Tara Lynch Slaminko
  • Patent number: 10407692
    Abstract: A nucleic acid expression vector comprising a nucleic acid sequence encoding a dominant negative T3SS protein is disclosed. The nucleic acid expression vector further comprising a cis acting regulatory element capable of driving transcription of the nucleic acid sequence in a plant cell. Moreover, the dominant negative T3SS protein mediates assembly of a dysfunctional needle complex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Futuragene Israel Ltd.
    Inventors: Hanan Stein, Dror Avisar
  • Patent number: 10400222
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to delta (12) and delta (15) desaturases and their use in the modification of oil content in hemp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: The University of York
    Inventors: Monika Bielecka, Filip Kaminski, Thilo Winzer, Ian Graham
  • Patent number: 10398115
    Abstract: A novel soybean variety, designated P06A13R is provided. Also provided are the seeds of soybean variety P06A13R, cells from soybean variety P06A13R, plants of soybean P06A13R, and plant parts of soybean variety P06A13R. Methods provided include producing a soybean plant by crossing soybean variety P06A13R with another soybean plant, methods for introgressing a transgenic trait, a mutant trait, and/or a native trait into soybean variety P06A13R, methods for producing other soybean varieties or plant parts derived from soybean variety P06A13R, and methods of characterizing soybean variety P06A13R. Soybean seed, cells, plants, germplasm, breeding lines, varieties, and plant parts produced by these methods and/or derived from soybean variety P06A13R are further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: Nadia Nikolayevna Krasheninnik