Patents by Inventor Albert P. Kausch

Albert P. Kausch has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20130024985
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for producing a hybrid perennial plant system for plant breeding of co-sexual plants for increased yields and for having increased gene confinement capabilities. The method includes the steps of (a) contacting a first compatible perennial plant with a male vector, wherein the male vector comprises a SL expression cassette to create a plant line (A) with disrupted male development; (b) contacting a second compatible perennial plant with a female vector, wherein the female vector comprises a SL expression cassette to create a plant line (B) with disrupted female development; and (c) crossing plant line (A) with plant line (B) to produce the hybrid perennial plant having increased heterozygocity gene confinement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: Board of Governors for Higher Education, State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
    Inventors: Albert P. Kausch, Stephen Dellaporta
  • Patent number: 8350126
    Abstract: A new vegetable, referred to herein as green garlic, grown from garlic bulbils is disclosed. In particular examples, the green garlic is rich in one or more thiosulfinates. Methods of producing green garlic are also disclosed. In some examples, such methods permit year-round commercial production of green garlic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Ophios, LLC
    Inventors: Albert P. Kausch, Peter Sellew
  • Publication number: 20100122366
    Abstract: Genes can be introduced into plants that confer desirable traits such as, drought and stress tolerance, insect and pest resistance, as well as environmental qualities such as phyto-remediation. However, possibility for transgene escape to wild and non-transformed species raises commercial and ecological concerns. Disclosed herein are methods and compositions for generating plants with total vegetative growth for the reduction, and in some examples prevention of, transgene escape. The same methods and compositions can also be used to increase biomass production in a plant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2009
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Inventors: Hong Luo, Joel M. Chandlee, Albert P. Kausch, Melvin J. Oliver
  • Patent number: 7705215
    Abstract: This invention relates to a reproducible system for the production of stable, genetically transformed maize cells, and to methods of selecting cells that have been transformed. One method of selection disclosed employs the Streptomyces bar gene introduced by microprojectile bombardment into embryogenic maize cells which were grown in suspension cultures, followed by exposure to the herbicide bialaphos. The methods of achieving stable transformation disclosed herein include tissue culture methods and media, methods for the bombardment of recipient cells with the desired transforming DNA, and methods of growing fertile plants from the transformed cells. This invention also relates to the transformed cells and seeds and to the fertile plants grown from the transformed cells and to their pollen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Dekalb Genetics Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas R. Adams, Paul C. Anderson, Sheryl A. Chambers, Paul S. Chomet, Richard J. Daines, Christopher E. Flick, Kimberly Glassman, William J. Gordon-Kamm, Albert P. Kausch, Lucille B. Laccetti, Peggy G. Lemaux, Catherine J. Mackey, Mary Lou Mangano, Michael T. Mann, James V. O'Brien, Emil M. Orozco, Peter Orr, Thomas B. Rice, T. Michael Spencer, William G. Start, Michael A. Stephens, Clayton S. Vetsch, David A. Walters, Donald S. Walters, Nancy G. Willetts, Susan J. Zachwieja
  • Publication number: 20100031387
    Abstract: Genes can be introduced into plants that confer desirable traits such as, drought and stress tolerance, insect and pest resistance, as well as environmental qualities such as phyto-remediation. However, possibility for transgene escape to wild and non-transformed species raises commercial and ecological concerns. Disclosed herein are methods and compositions for generating sterile perennial plants for the prevention of transgene escape. For example, sterile switchgrass can be produced using these methods, for example which can be used to produce biofuel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2009
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Inventors: Hong Luo, Qian Hu, Kimberly Nelson Vasilchik, John P. Longo, JR., Albert P. Kausch, Barbara Zilinskas, Subha Lakkaraju
  • Publication number: 20090165172
    Abstract: Genes can be introduced into plants that confer desirable traits such as, drought and stress tolerance, insect and pest resistance, as well as traits for enhancing biofuel production, such as increased vegetative biomass and prolonged vegetative growth. The development of reproductive structures diverts resources from vegetative growth resulting in lower biomass and fixed growing seasons. Disclosed herein are methods and compositions for generating controlled vegetative growth and prolonged growing seasons for the purpose of increasing biomass in plants used for biofuels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2008
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Applicant: BOARD OF GOVERNORS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION, STATE OF RHODE ISLAND AND PROVIDENCE
    Inventors: Albert P. Kausch, Melvin Oliver
  • Patent number: 7525015
    Abstract: Genes can be introduced into plants that confer desirable traits such as, drought and stress tolerance, insect and pest resistance, as well as environmental qualities such as phyto-remediation. However, possibility for transgene escape to wild and non-transformed species raises commercial and ecological concerns. Disclosed herein are methods and compositions for generating sterile plants for the prevention of transgene escape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Assignees: HybriGene, Inc., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
    Inventors: Hong Luo, Qian Hu, Kimberly Nelson Vasilchik, John P. Longo, Albert P. Kausch, Barbara Zilinskas, Subha Lakkaraju
  • Patent number: 7151204
    Abstract: The current invention provides the promoter of the Zea mays nuclear gene encoding chloroplast-localized fructose-1,6-bisphosphate (F16BP) aldolase. Compositions comprising this sequence are described, as are plants transformed with such compositions. Further provided are methods for the expression of transgenes in plants comprising the use of these sequences. The methods of the invention include the direct creation of transgenic plants with the chloroplastic F16BP aldolase promoter by genetic transformation, as well as by plant breeding methods. The sequences of the invention represent a valuable new tool for the creation of transgenic plants, preferably having one or more added beneficial characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2006
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Nancy Houmard, Lucille B. Laccetti, Albert P. Kausch, Emil M. Orozco, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20040216189
    Abstract: The current invention provides the promoter of the Zea mays nuclear gene encoding chloroplast-localized fructose-1,6-bisphosphate (F16BP) aldolase. Compositions comprising this sequence are described, as are plants transformed with such compositions. Further provided are methods for the expression of transgenes in plants comprising the use of these sequences. The methods of the invention include the direct creation of transgenic plants with the chloroplastic F16BP aldolase promoter by genetic transformation, as well as by plant breeding methods. The sequences of the invention represent a valuable new tool for the creation of transgenic plants, preferably having one or more added beneficial characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2001
    Publication date: October 28, 2004
    Inventors: Nancy Houmard, Lucille B. Laccetti, Albert P. Kausch, Emil M. Orozco
  • Patent number: 6803499
    Abstract: This invention relates to a reproducible system for the production of stable, genetically transformed maize cells, and to methods of selecting cells that have been transformed. One method of selection disclosed employs the Streptomyces bar gene introduced by microprojectile bombardment into embryogenic maize cells which were grown in suspension cultures, followed by exposure to the herbicide bialaphos. The methods of achieving stable transformation disclosed herein include tissue culture methods and media, methods for the bombardment of recipient cells with the desired transforming DNA, and methods of growing fertile plants from the transformed cells. This invention also relates to the transformed cells and seeds and to the fertile plants grown from the transformed cells and to their pollen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Assignee: DeKalb Genetics Corporation
    Inventors: Paul C. Anderson, Christopher E. Flick, William J. Gordon-Kamm, Albert P. Kausch, Catherine J. Mackey, Emil M. Orozco, Peter Orr, Michael A. Stephens, David A. Walters, Donald S. Walters
  • Publication number: 20030188341
    Abstract: Genes can be introduced into plants that confer desirable traits such as, drought and stress tolerance, insect and pest resistance, as well as environmental qualities such as phyto-remediation. However, possibility for transgene escape to wild and non-transformed species raises commercial and ecological concerns. Disclosed herein are methods and compositions for generating sterile plants for the prevention of transgene escape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2003
    Publication date: October 2, 2003
    Applicant: HybriGene, Inc.
    Inventors: Hong Luo, Qian Hu, Kimberly Nelson Vasilchik, John P. Longo, Albert P. Kausch
  • Publication number: 20030126634
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods for increasing yield in plants by introducing a gene encoding phosphinothricin acetyltransferase. The invention further involves a method of transferring said increased yield phenotype to other lines of plants by crossing. A maize transformant is identified in which the phosphinothricin acetyltransferase gene integration event is correlated with increased yield.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2002
    Publication date: July 3, 2003
    Applicant: DEKALB Genetics Corporation
    Inventors: T. Michael Spencer, Thomas R. Adams, Richard J. Daines, William J. Gordon-Kamm, Albert P. Kausch, Peggy G. Lemaux, Catherine J. MacKey, Mary L. Mangano, Thomas B. Rice
  • Patent number: 6399861
    Abstract: This invention relates to a reproducible system for the production of stable, genetically transformed maize cells, and to methods of selecting cells that have been transformed. One method of selection disclosed employs the Streptomyces bar gene introduced by microprojectile bombardment into embryogenic maize cells which were grown in suspension cultures, followed by exposure to the herbicide bialaphos. The methods of achieving stable transformation disclosed herein include tissue culture methods and media, methods for the bombardment of recipient cells with the desired transforming DNA, and methods of growing fertile plants from the transformed cells. This invention also relates to the transformed cells and seeds and to the fertile plants grown from the transformed cells and to their pollen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2002
    Assignee: Dekalb Genetics Corp.
    Inventors: Paul C. Anderson, Christopher E. Flick, William J. Gordon-Kamm, Albert P. Kausch, Catherine J. Mackey, Emil M. Orozco, Peter Orr, Michael A. Stephens, David A. Walters, Donald S. Walters
  • Patent number: 6281411
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for conferring tolerance or resistance to water or salt stress in a monocot plant, and/or altering the osmoprotectant content of a monocot plant, by introducing a preselected DNA segment into the plant. This invention also relates to the transformed cells and seeds, and to the fertile plants grown from the transformed cells and to their pollen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2001
    Assignee: Dekalb Genetics Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas R. Adams, Paul C. Anderson, Richard J. Daines, William Gordon-Kamm, Albert P. Kausch, Michael T. Mann, Peter M. Orr, David C. Warner
  • Patent number: 6153811
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods for the efficient production of transformants with low transgene copy numbers. In the method, the average transgene copy number of transformants is decreased through methods which are believed to limit the interaction between segments of transforming DNA prior to transformation. The methods comprise means for end-modification of transforming DNA and use of limited quantities of DNA for transforrnation. Production of single or low copy transformation events is desirable in that it avoids many of the problems associated with high transgene copy number including co-suppression, unpredictable gene expression and non-Mendelian inheritance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2000
    Assignee: Dekalb Genetics Corporation
    Inventors: Brenda A. Lowe, T. Michael Spencer, Albert P. Kausch
  • Patent number: 6130366
    Abstract: Chimaeric DNA sequence which encodes: 1) a transmit peptide of a cytoplasmic precursor of a chloroplast protein or polypeptide of a plant and 2) a protein or polypeptide that is heterologous to the transit peptide. The chimaeric DNA sequence can be used as a vector for transforming a plant cell so that a chimaeric precursor of the heterologous protein or polypeptide is produced in the cytoplasm of the cell and the chimaeric precursor then transports the heterologous protein or polypeptide in vivo into a chloroplast of the cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2000
    Assignees: Plant Genetic Systems, Bayer AG
    Inventors: Luis Herrera-Estrella, Guidi Van Den Broeck, Marc Van Montagu, Peter Schreier, Josef Schell, Hans J. Bohnert, Anthony R. Cashomore, Michael P. Timko, Albert P. Kausch
  • Patent number: 6063601
    Abstract: Chimaeric DNA sequence which encodes: 1) a transit peptide of a cytoplasmic precursor of a chloroplast protein or polypeptide of a plant and 2) a protein or polypeptide that is heterologous to the transit peptide. The chimaeric DNA sequence can be used as a vector for transforming a plant cell so that a chimaeric precursor of the heterologous protein or polypeptide is produced in the cytoplasm of the cell and the chimaeric precursor then transports the heterologous protein or polypeptide in vivo into a chloroplast of the cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2000
    Assignees: Plant Genetic Systems, N.V., Bayer A.G.
    Inventors: Luis Herrera-Estrella, Guidi Van Den Broeck, Marc Van Montagu, Peter Schreier, Jeff Schell, Hans J. Bohnert, Anthony R. Cash more, Michael P. Timko, Albert P. Kausch
  • Patent number: 5969213
    Abstract: This invention relates to stable and genetically transformed cereal plants, other than maize or rice, that comprise an exogenous DNA expressing phosphinothricin acetyl transferase to impart resistance to phosphinothricin in said cereal plants. Cereal plants within the scope of the invention include, but are not limited to, wheat, barley and oats. The invention also pertains to transgenic cereal plants which further comprise screenable markers and transgenic seed obtained from said plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1999
    Assignee: Dekalb Genetics Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas R. Adams, Sheryl A. Chambers, Richard J. Daines, William J. Gordon-Kamm, Albert P. Kausch, Peggy G. Lemaux, Catherine J. Mackey, May L. Mangano, James V. O'Brien, Thomas B. Rice, T. Michael Spencer, William G. Start, Nancy G. Willetts
  • Patent number: 5919675
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method for the production of stable, genetically transformed, Zea mays plants that comprise an exogenous DNA expressing phosphinothricin acetyl transferase to impart resistance to phosphinothricin in said plants. The method further comprises transforming said Zea mays plants with a second gene and further still wherein said second gene imparts insect resistance, such as the expression of a Bacillus thuringiensis toxin gene. The method for achieving stable transformation includes tissue culture methods and media, methods for the bombardment of recipient cells with said DNA's, and methods of regenerating fertile plants from transformed cells. The invention also pertains to a method of breeding said transgenic Zea mays plants with a either a non-transgenic plant or a transgenic plant, and the obtention of fertile transgenic plants and seed therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 6, 1999
    Assignee: Dekalb Genetics Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas R. Adams, Sheryl A. Chambers, Richard J. Daines, William J. Gordon-Kamm, Albert P. Kausch, Peggy G. Lemaux, Catherine J. Mackey, Mary L. Mangano, James V. O'Brien, Thomas B. Rice, T. Michael Spencer, William G. Start, Nancy G. Willetts
  • Patent number: 5874265
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method for the production of stable, genetically transformed cereal plants, other than maize or rice, that comprise an exogenous DNA expressing phosphinothricin acetyl transferase to impart resistance to phosphinothricin in said cereal plants. Cereal plants within the scope of the method include, but are not limited to, wheat, barley and oats. The invention also pertains to a method of breeding said transgenic cereal plants with a either a non-transgenic plant or a transgenic plant, and the obtention of fertile transgenic plants and seed therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1999
    Assignee: Dekalb Genetics Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas R. Adams, Sheryl A. Chambers, Richard J. Daines, William J. Gordon-Kamm, Albert P. Kausch, Peggy G. Lemaux, Catherine J. Mackey, Mary L. Mangano, James V. O'Brien, Thomas B. Rice, T. Michael Spencer, William G. Start, Nancy G. Willetts