Patents by Inventor Bernd Laber

Bernd Laber 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: 11180770
    Abstract: In the present invention, HPPD polypeptides and plants containing them showing a full tolerance against one or more HPPD inhibitor herbicides belonging to various chemical classes are described. A set of mutant HPPD polypeptides have been designed which have either no or only a significantly reduced affinity to HPPD inhibitor herbicides and, at the same time, the rate of dissociation of the HPPD inhibitors of the mutant HPPD polypeptide is increased to such an extent that the HPPD inhibitors no longer act as slow-binding or slow, tight-binding inhibitors but, instead of this, have become fully reversible inhibitors. In particular, isolated polynucleotides encoding mutant HPPD polypeptides conferring tolerance to HPPD inhibitor herbicides belonging to various chemical classes are provided. Additionally, amino acid sequences corresponding to the polynucleotides are encompassed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: BASF Agricultural Solutions Seed US LLC
    Inventors: Marc Linka, Fabien Poree, Bernd Laber, Gudrun Lange, Christina Thies, Ernst Weber, Michael Strerath, Sandra Geske, Heike Balven-Ross, Nina Wobst, Wayne Coco, Nikolaus Pawlowski, Jan Tebbe, Manuel Dubald
  • Patent number: 10793872
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for conferring herbicide tolerance to bacteria, plants, plant cells, tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions include polynucleotides encoding herbicide tolerance polypeptides, vectors comprising those polynucleotides, and host cells comprising the vectors. The nucleotide sequences of the invention can be used in DNA constructs or expression cassettes for transformation and expression in organisms, including microorganisms and plants. Compositions also include transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, tissues, and seeds. In particular, isolated polynucleotides encoding HPPD inhibitor tolerance polypeptides are provided. Additionally, amino acid sequences corresponding to the polynucleotides are encompassed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: BASF Agricultural Solutions Seed US LLC
    Inventors: Fabien Poree, Volker Heinrichs, Gudrun Lange, Bernd Laber, Cheryl Peters, Laura Schouten
  • Publication number: 20200239905
    Abstract: In the present invention, HPPD polypeptides and plants containing them showing a full tolerance against one or more HPPD inhibitor herbicides belonging to various chemical classes are described. A set of mutant HPPD polypeptides have been designed which have either no or only a significantly reduced affinity to HPPD inhibitor herbicides and, at the same time, the rate of dissociation of the HPPD inhibitors of the mutant HPPD polypeptide is increased to such an extent that the HPPD inhibitors no longer act as slow-binding or slow, tight-binding inhibitors but, instead of this, have become fully reversible inhibitors. In particular, isolated polynucleotides encoding mutant HPPD polypeptides conferring tolerance to HPPD inhibitor herbicides belonging to various chemical classes are provided. Additionally, amino acid sequences corresponding to the polynucleotides are encompassed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: BASF Agricultural Solutions Seed US LLC
    Inventors: Marc Linka, Fabien Poree, Bernd Laber, Gudrun Lange, Ernst Weber, Michael Strerath, Sandra Geske, Heike Balven-Ross, Nina Wobst, Wayne Coco, Nikolaus Pawlowski, Jan Tebbe, Christina Thies, Manuel Dubald
  • Patent number: 10597674
    Abstract: In the present invention, HPPD polypeptides and plants containing them showing a full tolerance against one or more HPPD inhibitor herbicides belonging to various chemical classes are described. A set of mutant HPPD polypeptides have been designed which have either no or only a significantly reduced affinity to HPPD inhibitor herbicides and, at the same time, the rate of dissociation of the HPPD inhibitors of the mutant HPPD polypeptide is increased to such an extent that the HPPD inhibitors no longer act as slow-binding or slow, tight-binding inhibitors but, instead of this, have become fully reversible inhibitors. In particular, isolated polynucleotides encoding mutant HPPD polypeptides conferring tolerance to HPPD inhibitor herbicides belonging to various chemical classes are provided. Additionally, amino acid sequences corresponding to the polynucleotides are encompassed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: BASF Agricultural Solutions Seed, US LLC
    Inventors: Marc Linka, Fabien Poree, Bernd Laber, Gudrun Lange, Jan Tebbe, Wayne Coco, Michael Strerath, Ernst Weber, Nikolaus Pawlowski, Sandra Geske, Heike Balven-Ross, Nina Wobst, Christina Thies, Manuel Dubald
  • Publication number: 20200063155
    Abstract: In the present invention, HPPD polypeptides and plants containing them showing a full tolerance against one or more HPPD inhibitor herbicides belonging to various chemical classes are described. A set of mutant HPPD polypeptides have been designed which have either no or only a significantly reduced affinity to HPPD inhibitor herbicides and, at the same time, the rate of dissociation of the HPPD inhibitors of the mutant HPPD polypeptide is increased to such an extent that the HPPD inhibitors no longer act as slow-binding or slow, tight-binding inhibitors but, instead of this, have become fully reversible inhibitors. In particular, isolated polynucleotides encoding mutant HPPD polypeptides conferring tolerance to HPPD inhibitor herbicides belonging to various chemical classes are provided. Additionally, amino acid sequences corresponding to the polynucleotides are encompassed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: BASF Agricultural Solutions Seed US LLC
    Inventors: Marc Linka, Fabien Poree, Bernd Laber, Gudrun Lange, Christina Thies, Ernst Weber, Michael Strerath, Sandra Geske, Heike Balven-Ross, Nina Wobst, Wayne Coco, Nikolaus Pawlowski, Jan Tebbe, Manuel Dubald
  • Publication number: 20200002715
    Abstract: In the present invention, HPPD enzymes and plants containing them showing a full tolerance against several classes of HPPD-inhibitors are described. A set of HPPD enzymes have been designed which have either no or only a significantly reduced affinity to HPPD inhibitors and, at the same time, the rate of dissociation of the HPPD inhibitors of the enzyme is increased to such an extent that the HPPD inhibitors no longer act as slow-binding or slow, tight-binding inhibitors but, instead of this, have become fully reversible inhibitors. In particular, isolated polynucleotides encoding HPPD inhibitor tolerance polypeptides are provided. Additionally, amino acid sequences corresponding to the polynucleotides are encompassed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Fabien POREE, Bernd LABER, Gudrun LANGE, Manuel DUBALD, Roxanne ARMSTRONG
  • Patent number: 10508089
    Abstract: Use of N-(1,3,4-Oxadiazol-2-yl)arylcarboxamides of formula (I) or salts thereof with R, X, A, and Z having the meaning as defined in the description, for controlling unwanted plants in areas of transgenic crop plants being tolerant to HPPD inhibitor herbicides by containing one or more chimeric gene(s) comprising (I) a DNA sequence encoding hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase (HPPD) derived from a member of a group of organisms consisting of (a) Avena, (b) Pseudomonas, (c) Synechococcoideae, (d) Blepharismidae, (e) Pseudomonas, (f) Picrophilaceae, (g) Kordia, or (II) one or more mutated DNA sequences of HPPD encoding genes of the before defined organisms, preferably from Pseudomonas, or (III) one or more DNA sequences encoding mutated maize (Zea mays) or soybean (Glycine max) HPPD each being mutated as described in WO 2012/021785.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Fabien Poree, Christian Waldraff, Bernd Laber, Arnim Koehn, Elmar Gatzweiler
  • Patent number: 10400249
    Abstract: In the present invention, HPPD enzymes and plants containing them showing a full tolerance against several classes of HPPD-inhibitors are described. A set of HPPD enzymes have been designed which have either no or only a significantly reduced affinity to HPPD inhibitors and, at the same time, the rate of dissociation of the HPPD inhibitors of the enzyme is increased to such an extent that the HPPD inhibitors no longer act as slow-binding or slow, tight-binding inhibitors but, instead of this, have become fully reversible inhibitors. In particular, isolated polynucleotides encoding HPPD inhibitor tolerance polypeptides are provided. Additionally, amino acid sequences corresponding to the polynucleotides are encompassed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: BASF AGRICULTURAL SOLUTIONS SEED, US LLC
    Inventors: Fabien Poree, Bernd Laber, Gudrun Lange, Manuel Dubald, Roxanne Armstrong
  • Publication number: 20190136254
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an ALS inhibitor herbicide tolerant polyploid plants, such as B. napus or B. juncea plants, progeny and parts thereof comprising mutations in all acetolactase genes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Rene Ruiter, Rudiger Hain, Gerhard Johann, Bernd Laber
  • Publication number: 20190040408
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a nucleic acid sequence encoding a mutated hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase (HPPD), to a chimeric gene which comprises this sequence as the coding sequence, and to its use for obtaining plants which are resistant to HPPD inhibitor herbicides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Marco BUSCH, Kerstin SELAK, Bernd LABER, Alain SAILLAND
  • Patent number: 10159249
    Abstract: The use of 2-chloro-3-(methylsulfanyl)-N-(1-methyl-1H-tetrazol-5-yl)-4-(trifluoromethyl)benzamide or its salts for controlling unwanted plants in areas of transgenic crop plants being tolerant to HPPD inhibitor herbicides by containing one or more chimeric gene(s) comprising (I) a DNA sequence encoding hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase (HPPD) derived from a member of a group of organisms consisting of (a) Avena, (b) Pseudomonas, (c) Synechococcoideae, (d) Blepharismidae, (e) Rhodococcus, (f) Picrophilaceae, (g) Kordia, or (II) one or more mutated DNA sequences of HPPD encoding genes of the before defined organisms, preferably from Pseudomonas, or (III) one or more DNA sequences encoding mutated maize (Zea mays) or soybean (Glycine max) HPPD each being mutated as described in WO 2012/021785.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: BAYER CROPSCIENCE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Fabien Poree, Christian Waldraff, Bernd Laber, Arnim Koehn, Elmar Gatzweiler, Klaus Trabold
  • Publication number: 20180208937
    Abstract: In the present invention, HPPD polypeptides and plants containing them showing a full tolerance against one or more HPPD inhibitor herbicides belonging to various chemical classes are described. A set of mutant HPPD polypeptides have been designed which have either no or only a significantly reduced affinity to HPPD inhibitor herbicides and, at the same time, the rate of dissociation of the HPPD inhibitors of the mutant HPPD polypeptide is increased to such an extent that the HPPD inhibitors no longer act as slow-binding or slow, tight-binding inhibitors but, instead of this, have become fully reversible inhibitors. In particular, isolated polynucleotides encoding mutant HPPD polypeptides conferring tolerance to HPPD inhibitor herbicides belonging to various chemical classes are provided. Additionally, amino acid sequences corresponding to the polynucleotides are encompassed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: Marc Linka, Fabien POREE, Bernd LABER, Gudrun LANGE, Jan TEBBE, Wayne COCO, Michael STRERATH, Ernst WEBER, Nikolaus PAWLOWSKI, Sandra GESKE, Heike BALVEN-ROSS, Nina WOBST, Christina THIES, Manuel DUBALD
  • Publication number: 20170027174
    Abstract: Use of 2-chloro-3-(methylsulfanyl)-N-(1-methyl-1H-tetrazol-5-yl)-4-(trifluoromethyl)benzamide or its salts for controlling unwanted plants in areas of transgenic crop plants being tolerant to HPPD inhibitor herbicides. The use of 2-chloro-3-(methylsulfanyl)-N-(1-methyl-1H-tetrazol-5-yl)-4-(trifluoromethyl)benzamide or its salts for controlling unwanted plants in areas of transgenic crop plants being tolerant to HPPD inhibitor herbicides by containing one or more chimeric gene(s) comprising (I) a DNA sequence encoding hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase (HPPD) derived from a member of a group of organisms consisting of (a) Avena, (b) Pseudomonas, (c) Synechococcoideae, (d) Blepharismidae, (e) Rhodococcus, (f) Picrophilaceae, (g) Kordia, or (II) one or more mutated DNA sequences of HPPD encoding genes of the before defined organisms, preferably from Pseudomonas, or (III) one or more DNA sequences encoding mutated maize (Zea mays) or soybean (Glycine max) HPPD each being mutated as described in WO 2012/021785.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Applicant: BAYER CROSCIENCE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: FABIEN POREE, CHRISTIAN WALDRAFF, BERND LABER, ARNIM KOEHN, ELMAR GATZWEILER, KLAUS TRABOLD
  • Publication number: 20170015638
    Abstract: Use of N-(1,3,4-Oxadiazol-2-yl)arylcarboxamides of formula (I) or salts thereof with R, X, A, and Z having the meaning as defined in the description, for controlling unwanted plants in areas of transgenic crop plants being tolerant to HPPD inhibitor herbicides by containing one or more chimeric gene(s) comprising (I) a DNA sequence encoding hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase (HPPD) derived from a member of a group of organisms consisting of (a) Avena, (b) Pseudomonas, (c) Synechococcoideae, (d) Blepharismidae, (e) Rhodococcus, (f) Picrophilaceae, (g) Kordia, or (II) one or more mutated DNA sequences of HPPD encoding genes of the before defined organisms, preferably from Pseudomonas, or (III) one or more DNA sequences encoding mutated maize (Zea mays) or soybean (Glycine max) HPPD each being mutated as described in WO 2012/021785.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: FABIEN POREE, CHRISTIAN WALDRAFF, BERND LABER, ARNIM KOEHN, ELMAR GATZWEILER
  • Publication number: 20170016018
    Abstract: In the present invention, HPPD enzymes and plants containing them showing a full tolerance against several classes of HPPD-inhibitors are described. A set of HPPD enzymes have been designed which have either no or only a significantly reduced affinity to HPPD inhibitors and, at the same time, the rate of dissociation of the HPPD inhibitors of the enzyme is increased to such an extent that the HPPD inhibitors no longer act as slow-binding or slow, tight-binding inhibitors but, instead of this, have become fully reversible inhibitors. In particular, isolated polynucleotides encoding HPPD inhibitor tolerance polypeptides are provided. Additionally, amino acid sequences corresponding to the polynucleotides are encompassed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Applicant: BAYER CROPSCIENCE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Fabien POREE, Bernd LABER, Gudrun LANGE, Manuel DUBALD, Roxanne ARMSTRONG
  • Publication number: 20160298129
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an ALS inhibitor herbicide tolerant crop plants, such as allotetraploid Brassica plants, such as B. napus plants, progeny and parts thereof comprising mutations in acetolactase genes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Applicants: BAYER CROPSCIENCE NV, BAYER CROPSCIENCE LP
    Inventors: Rene RUITER, Rudiger HAIN, Gerhard JOHANN, Bernd LABER, Bart LAMBERT
  • Publication number: 20160208277
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an ALS inhibitor herbicide tolerant polyploid plants, such as B. napus or B. juncea plants, progeny and parts thereof comprising mutations in all acetolactase genes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Inventors: Rene RUITER, Rudiger HAIN, Gerhard JOHANN, Bernd LABER
  • Publication number: 20160160232
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an ALS inhibitor herbicide tolerant polyploid plants, such as B. napus or B. juncea plants, progeny and parts thereof comprising a mutation of all acetolactase genes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventors: Rene RUITER, RĂ¼diger HAIN, Gerhard JOHANN, Bernd LABER
  • Publication number: 20150267180
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for conferring herbicide tolerance to bacteria, plants, plant cells, tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions include polynucleotides encoding herbicide tolerance polypeptides, vectors comprising those polynucleotides, and host cells comprising the vectors. The nucleotide sequences of the invention can be used in DNA constructs or expression cassettes for transformation and expression in organisms, including microorganisms and plants. Compositions also include transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, tissues, and seeds. In particular, isolated polynucleotides encoding HPPD inhibitor tolerance polypeptides are provided. Additionally, amino acid sequences corresponding to the polynucleotides are encompassed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Inventors: Fabien Poree, Volker Heinrichs, Gudrun Lange, Bernd Laber, Cheryl Peters, Laura Schouten
  • Patent number: 9078446
    Abstract: Use of N-(tetrazol-4-yl)- or N-(triazol-3-yl)arylcarboxamides of formula (I) or salts thereof for controlling unwanted plants in areas of transgenic crop plants being tolerant to HPPD inhibitor herbicides by containing one or more chimeric gene(s) comprising (I) a DNA sequence encoding hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase (HPPD) derived from a member of a group of organisms consisting of (a) Avena, (b) Pseudomonas, (c) Synechococcoideae, (d) Blepharismidae, (e) Rhodococcus, (f) Picrophilaceae, (g) Kordia, or (II) comprising one or more mutated DNA sequences of HPPD encoding genes of the before defined organisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: BAYER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY GMBH
    Inventors: Fabien Poree, Andreas Almsick, Ralf Braun, Bernd Laber, Ruediger Hain