Patents by Inventor Andreas Vilcinskas

Andreas Vilcinskas 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).

  • 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
  • Publication number: 20210274790
    Abstract: Multi-species pest control methods, which contact or subject a target pest to a yeast strain belonging to the species Pichia Kluyveri and/or with a lysate, filtrate, isolate or extract thereof. The yeast strain belonging to the species Pichia Kluyveri and/or the lysate, filtrate, isolate or extract thereof is incorporated into the body of the agricultural target pest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Kwang-Zin Lee, Andreas Vilcinskas
  • Patent number: 11046972
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns nucleic acid molecules and methods of use thereof for control of insect pests through RNA interference-mediated inhibition of target coding and transcribed non-coding sequences in insect pests, including coleopteran pests. The disclosure also concerns methods for making transgenic plants that express nucleic acid molecules useful for the control of insect pests, and the plant cells and plants obtained thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignees: Dow AgroSciences LLC, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Kenneth E. Narva, Sarah E. Worden, Meghan Frey, Murugesan Rangasamy, Premchand Gandra, Wendy Lo, Elane Fishilevich, Andreas Vilcinskas, Eileen Knorr
  • Publication number: 20210115467
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns nucleic acid molecules and methods of use thereof for control of coleopteran and/or hemipteran pests through RNA interference-mediated inhibition of target coding and transcribed non-coding sequences in coleopteran and/or hemipteran pests. The disclosure also concerns methods for making that express nucleic acid molecules useful for the control of coleopteran and/or hemipteran pests, and the plant cells and plants obtained thereby.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: Kenneth E. Narva, Huarong Li, Chaoxian Geng, Kanika Arora, Balaji Veeramani, Premchand Gandra, Sarah Worden, Andreas Vilcinskas, Eileen Knorr, Elane Fishilevich, Murugesan Rangasamy, Meghan Frey
  • Publication number: 20200299699
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns nucleic acid molecules and methods of use thereof for control of coleopteran pests through RNA interference-mediated inhibition of target coding and transcribed non-coding sequences in coleopteran pests. The disclosure also concerns methods for making transgenic plants that express nucleic acid molecules useful for the control of coleopteran pests, and the plant cells and plants obtained thereby.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Kenneth E. NARVA, Kanika ARORA, Muregesan RANGASAMY, Balaji VEERAMANI, Premchand GANDRA, Sarah E. Worden, Huarong LI, Andreas VILCINSKAS, Eileen KNORR
  • Patent number: 10676745
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns nucleic acid molecules and methods of use thereof for control of coleopteran pests through RNA interference-mediated inhibition of target coding and transcribed non-coding sequences in coleopteran pests. The disclosure also concerns methods for making transgenic plants that express nucleic acid molecules useful for the control of coleopteran pests, and the plant cells and plants obtained thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth E. Narva, Kanika Arora, Muregesan Rangasamy, Balaji Veeramani, Premchand Gandra, Sarah E. Worden, Huarong Li, Andreas Vilcinskas, Eileen Knorr
  • Patent number: 10647994
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns nucleic acid molecules and methods of use thereof for control of coleopteran and/or hemipteran pests through RNA interference-mediated inhibition of target coding and transcribed non-coding sequences in coleopteran and/or hemipteran pests. The disclosure also concerns methods for making that express nucleic acid molecules useful for the control of coleopteran and/or hemipteran pests, and the plant cells and plants obtained thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth E. Narva, Huarong Li, Chaoxian Geng, Kanika Arora, Balaji Veeramani, Premchand Gandra, Sarah Worden, Andreas Vilcinskas, Eileen Knorr, Elane Fishilevich, Murugesan Rangasamy, Meghan Frey
  • Patent number: 10501755
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns nucleic acid molecules and methods of use thereof for control of insect pests through RNA interference-mediated inhibition of target coding and transcribed non-coding sequences in insect pests, including coleopteran and/or hemipteran pests. The disclosure also concerns methods for making transgenic plants that express nucleic acid molecules useful for the control of insect pests, and the plant cells and plants obtained thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth E. Narva, Sarah Worden, Meghan Frey, Murugesan Rangasamy, Premchand Gandra, Wendy Lo, Elane Fishilevich, Rainer Fischer, Andreas Vilcinskas, Eileen Knorr
  • Patent number: 10435687
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns nucleic acid molecules and methods of use thereof for control of coleopteran pests through RNA interference-mediated inhibition of target coding and transcribed non-coding sequences in coleopteran pests. The disclosure also concerns methods for making transgenic plants that express nucleic acid molecules useful for the control of coleopteran pests, and the plant cells and plants obtained thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignees: Dow AgroSciences LLC, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e. V.
    Inventors: Kenneth E. Narva, Sarah E. Worden, Meghan L. Frey, Murugesan Rangasamy, Kanika Arora, Balaji Veeramani, Premchand Gandra, Andreas Vilcinskas, Eileen Knorr
  • Publication number: 20190161770
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns nucleic acid molecules and methods of use thereof for control of insect pests through RNA interference-mediated inhibition of target coding and transcribed non-coding sequences in insect pests, including coleopteran pests. The disclosure also concerns methods for making transgenic plants that express nucleic acid molecules useful for the control of insect pests, and the plant cells and plants obtained thereby.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Kenneth E Narva, Huarong LI, Chaoxian Geng, Murugesan Rangasamy, Kanika Arora, Balaji Veeramant, Premchand Gandra, Sarah E. Worden, Andreas Vilcinskas, Eileen Knorr
  • Patent number: 10279017
    Abstract: A composition comprising as components a polypeptide IMPI? (including wild type) and/or a polypeptide IMPI?-fusion and at least one antibiotic compound, in particular an aminoglycoside antibiotic, and/or at least one bactericidal compound, wherein the polypeptides, the at least one antibiotic and the at least one bactericidal compound is present in the composition in concentrations which exhibit in combination a synergistic effect against resistant bacteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Mark Salzig, Andreas Vilcinskas, Rainer Fischer
  • Patent number: 10266842
    Abstract: The present invention discloses polypeptides comprising an amino acid sequence being identical with at least 12 contiguous amino acid residues of SEQ ID No 2. The polypeptides according to the invention are effective against fungi, especially against fungi causing plant diseases, and against fungi colonizing agricultural products. The invention further discloses processes for preparing such polypeptides, and nucleic acids coding for such polypeptides. In addition, the invention relates to processes and preparations for treating plants using the polypeptides according to the invention, and to the use of the nucleic acids according to the invention for producing crops that are protected against damage from fungi.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.V.
    Inventors: Andreas Vilcinskas, Anne-Kathrin Poeppel, Jochen Wiesner
  • Publication number: 20180334683
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns nucleic acid molecules and methods of use thereof for control of insect pests through RNA interference-mediated inhibition of target coding and transcribed non-coding sequences in insect pests, including pollen beetle. The disclosure also concerns methods for making transgenic plants that express nucleic acid molecules useful for the control of insect pests, and the plant cells and plants obtained thereby.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventors: Kenneth E. Narva, Chaoxian Geng, Meghan L.F. Frey, Premchand Gandra, Andreas Vilcinskas, Catherine D. Young, Abhilash Balachandran, Eileen Knorr, Rainer Fischer
  • Publication number: 20180282756
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns nucleic acid molecules and methods of use thereof for control of insect pests through RNA interference-mediated inhibition of target coding and transcribed non-coding sequences in insect pests, including pollen beetle. The disclosure also concerns methods for making transgenic plants that express nucleic acid molecules useful for the control of insect pests, and the plant cells and plants obtained thereby.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Kenneth E. Narva, Chaoxian Geng, Meghan Frey, Premchand Gandra, Andreas Vilcinskas, Catherine D. Young, Abhilash Balachandran, Eileen Knorr, Rainer Fischer
  • Publication number: 20180273966
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns nucleic acid molecules and methods of use thereof for control of insect pests through RNA interference-mediated inhibition of target coding and transcribed non-coding sequences in insect pests, including coleopteran and/or hemipteran pests. The disclosure also concerns methods for making transgenic plants that express nucleic acid molecules useful for the control of insect pests, and the plant cells and plants obtained thereby.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Kenneth E. Narva, Chaoxian Geng, Murugesan Rangasamy, Elane Fishilevich, Meghan Frey, Premchand Gandra, Andreas Vilcinskas, Catherine D. Young, Abhilash Balachandran, Eileen Knorr, Wendy Lo
  • Publication number: 20170283827
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns nucleic acid molecules and methods of use thereof for control of insect pests through RNA interference-mediated inhibition of target coding and transcribed non-coding sequences in insect pests, including coleopteran and/or hemipteran pests. The disclosure also concerns methods for making transgenic plants that express nucleic acid molecules useful for the control of insect pests, and the plant cells and plants obtained thereby.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Kenneth E. Narva, Sarah Worden, Meghan Frey, Murugesan Rangasamy, Premchand Gandra, Wendy Lo, Elane Fishilevich, Rainer Fischer, Andreas Vilcinskas, Eileen Knorr
  • Publication number: 20170218391
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns nucleic acid molecules and methods of use thereof for control of insect pests through RNA interference-mediated inhibition of target coding and transcribed non-coding sequences in insect pests, including coleopteran and/or hemipteran pests. The disclosure also concerns methods for making transgenic plants that express nucleic acid molecules useful for the control of insect pests, and the plant cells and plants obtained thereby.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventors: Kenneth E. Narva, Sarah Worden, Meghan Frey, Murugesan Rangasamy, Premchand Gandra, Wendy Lo, Elane Fishilevich, Rainer Fischer, Andreas Vilcinskas, Eileen Knorr
  • Publication number: 20170218390
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns nucleic acid molecules and methods of use thereof for control of insect pests through RNA interference-mediated inhibition of target coding and transcribed non-coding sequences in insect pests, including coleopteran and/or hemipteran pests. The disclosure also concerns methods for making transgenic plants that express nucleic acid molecules useful for the control of insect pests, and the plant cells and plants obtained thereby.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventors: Kenneth E. Narva, Sarah Worden, Meghan Frey, Murugesan Rangasamy, Premchand Gandra, Wendy Lo, Elane Fishilevich, Rainer Fischer, Andreas Vilcinskas, Eileen Knorr
  • Publication number: 20170136107
    Abstract: A composition comprising as components a polypeptide IMPI? (including wild type) and/or a polypeptide IMPI?-fusion and at least one antibiotic compound, in particular an aminoglycoside antibiotic, and/or at least one bactericidal compound, wherein the polypeptides, the at least one antibiotic and the at least one bactericidal compound is present in the composition in concentrations which exhibit in combination a synergistic effect against resistant bacteria.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2015
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: Mark Salzig, Andreas Vilcinskas, Rainer Fischer
  • Publication number: 20170130243
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns nucleic acid molecules and methods of use thereof for control of insect pests through RNA interference-mediated inhibition of target coding and transcribed non-coding sequences in insect pests, including coleopteran and/or hemipteran pests. The disclosure also concerns methods for making transgenic plants that express nucleic acid molecules useful for the control of insect pests, and the plant cells and plants obtained thereby.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Inventors: Kenneth E. Narva, Sarah Worden, Meghan L.F. Frey, Murugesan Rangasamy, Kanika Arora, Balaji Veeramani, Premchand Gandra, Elane Fishilevich, Chaoxian Geng, Andreas Vilcinskas, Eileen Knorr