Patents by Inventor Bill S. Curran

Bill S. Curran 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: 20240016153
    Abstract: Methods are provided to increase hybrid seed yield in wheat seed production. Methods for enhancing pollination success and limiting the proportion of self-fertilized male seed in the final produced seed stock are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2023
    Publication date: January 18, 2024
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: MARC C. ALBERTSEN, JESSIE LYNN ALT, BILL S. CURRAN, MARK E. WILLIAMS
  • Patent number: 10849293
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated X08N719 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are produced by crossing inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant by crossing hybrid maize variety X08N719 with another maize plant are disclosed. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X08N719 through backcrossing or genetic transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby are described. Maize variety X08N719, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X08N719 are provided. Methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X08N719 and methods of using maize variety X08N719 are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Charles Barker, Everton Alen Brenner, Bill S Curran, Travis J Lee, Neway Challa Mengistu, Brandon Michael Wardyn
  • Patent number: 10624299
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated PH2S9S and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are provided. Methods for producing a maize plant comprise crossing maize variety PH2S9S with another maize plant are provided. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into PH2S9S through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby are provided. Hybrid maize seed, plants or plant parts are produced by crossing the variety PH2S9S or a locus conversion of PH2S9S with another maize variety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Charles Barker, Everton Alen Brenner, Bill S Curran
  • Patent number: 10420308
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated X13M671 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are produced by crossing inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant by crossing hybrid maize variety X13M671 with another maize plant are disclosed. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X13M671 through backcrossing or genetic transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby are described. Maize variety X13M671, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X13M671 are provided. Methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X13M671 and methods of using maize variety X13M671 are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Everton Alen Brenner, Mario Rosario Carlone, Jr., Bill S Curran, Travis J Lee, Neway Challa Mengistu, Brandon Michael Wardyn
  • Patent number: 10420307
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated X13M668 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are produced by crossing inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant by crossing hybrid maize variety X13M668 with another maize plant are disclosed. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X13M668 through backcrossing or genetic transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby are described. Maize variety X13M668, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X13M668 are provided. Methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X13M668 and methods of using maize variety X13M668 are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Charles Barker, Everton Alen Brenner, Bill S Curran, Travis J Lee, Neway Challa Mengistu, Brandon Michael Wardyn
  • Patent number: 10368514
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated X08M642 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are produced by crossing inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant by crossing hybrid maize variety X08M642 with another maize plant are disclosed. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X08M642 through backcrossing or genetic transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby are described. Maize variety X08M642, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X08M642 are provided. Methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X08M642 and methods of using maize variety X08M642 are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Charles Barker, Everton Alen Brenner, Mario Rosario Carlone, Jr., Bill S Curran, Travis J Lee, Brandon Michael Wardyn
  • Patent number: 10349596
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated PH2S9H and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are provided. Methods for producing a maize plant comprise crossing maize variety PH2S9H with another maize plant are provided. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into PH2S9H through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby are provided. Hybrid maize seed, plants or plant parts are produced by crossing the variety PH2S9H or a locus conversion of PH2S9H with another maize variety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Charles Barker, Everton Alen Brenner, Bill S Curran
  • Patent number: 10182545
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated X13M658 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are produced by crossing inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant by crossing hybrid maize variety X13M658 with another maize plant are disclosed. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X13M658 through backcrossing or genetic transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby are described. Maize variety X13M658, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X13M658 are provided. Methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X13M658 and methods of using maize variety X13M658 are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Everton Alen Brenner, Bill S Curran, Travis J Lee, Neway Challa Mengistu, Brandon Michael Wardyn
  • Patent number: 10178847
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated X15M009 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are produced by crossing inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant by crossing hybrid maize variety X15M009 with another maize plant are disclosed. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X15M009 through backcrossing or genetic transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby are described. Maize variety X15M009, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X15M009 are provided. Methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X15M009 and methods of using maize variety X15M009 are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Bill S Curran, Lora Lynn Kilgore-Norquest, Travis J Lee, Sara Jane Lira, Brandon Michael Wardyn
  • Patent number: 9968049
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated X03H001 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are produced by crossing inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant by crossing hybrid maize variety X03H001 with another maize plant are disclosed. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X03H001 through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. This invention relates to the maize variety X03H001, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X03H001. This invention further relates to methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X03H001.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Everton Alen Brenner, Nathan David Coles, Mark Cooper, Bill S Curran, Travis J Lee, Neway Challa Mengistu
  • Patent number: 9877455
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated X08K232 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are produced by crossing inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant by crossing hybrid maize variety X08K232 with another maize plant are disclosed. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X08K232 through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. This invention relates to the maize variety X08K232, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X08K232. This invention further relates to methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X08K232.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Charles Barker, Bill S Curran
  • Patent number: 9872460
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated X03H008 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are produced by crossing inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant by crossing hybrid maize variety X03H008 with another maize plant are disclosed. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X03H008 through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. This invention relates to the maize variety X03H008, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X03H008. This invention further relates to methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X03H008.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Charles Barker, Everton Alen Brenner, Bill S Curran, Joseph Kevin Gogerty, Edwin Michael Grote, Wade Eugene Odland, Eric Scott Riedeman
  • Patent number: 9872462
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated X13H923 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are produced by crossing inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant by crossing hybrid maize variety X13H923 with another maize plant are disclosed. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X13H923 through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. This invention relates to the maize variety X13H923, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X13H923. This invention further relates to methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X13H923.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Everton Alen Brenner, Bill S Curran, Gary Edward Henke, Blaine Earl Johnson, Lora Lynn Kilgore-Norquest, Travis J Lee
  • Patent number: 9807966
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated PH2SA2 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are provided. Methods for producing a maize plant comprise crossing maize variety PH2SA2 with another maize plant are provided. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into PH2SA2 through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby are provided. Hybrid maize seed, plants or plant parts are produced by crossing the variety PH2SA2 or a locus conversion of PH2SA2 with another maize variety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Charles Barker, Bill S Curran
  • Patent number: 9770002
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated X08H755 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are produced by crossing inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant by crossing hybrid maize variety X08H755 with another maize plant are disclosed. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X08H755 through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. This invention relates to the maize variety X08H755, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X08H755. This invention further relates to methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X08H755.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Everton Alen Brenner, Nathan David Coles, Bill S Curran, Russell Fox, Elliot Lee Heffner, Gary Edward Henke, Blaine Earl Johnson, Lora Lynn Kilgore-Norquest, Travis J Lee, Sara Jane Lira, Wade Eugene Odland, Luis A Verde Chifflet
  • Patent number: 9737023
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated X13H922 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are produced by crossing inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant by crossing hybrid maize variety X13H922 with another maize plant are disclosed. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X13H922 through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. This invention relates to the maize variety X13H922, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X13H922. This invention further relates to methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X13H922.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Bill S Curran, Lora Lynn Kilgore-Norquest, Travis J Lee, Neway Challa Mengistu, Luis A Verde Chifflet
  • Patent number: 9737003
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated X05F819 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are produced by crossing inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant by crossing hybrid maize variety X05F819 with another maize plant are disclosed. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X05F819 through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. This invention relates to the maize variety X05F819, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X05F819. This invention further relates to methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X05F819.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Bill S Curran, Thomas Charles Barker, Edwin Michael Grote
  • Patent number: 9737024
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated X05H238 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are produced by crossing inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant by crossing hybrid maize variety X05H238 with another maize plant are disclosed. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X05H238 through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. This invention relates to the maize variety X05H238, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X05H238. This invention further relates to methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X05H238.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Adam Chandler, Bill S Curran, David B Fischer, Neway Challa Mengistu, Andrew Jon Ross, Matthew David Smalley, Luis A Verde Chifflet
  • Patent number: 9474228
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated X08F124 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are produced by crossing inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant by crossing hybrid maize variety X08F124 with another maize plant are disclosed. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X08F124 through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. This invention relates to the maize variety X08F124, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X08F124. This invention further relates to methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X08F124.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Cooper, Travis J Lee, Bill S Curran, Nathan David Coles, Neway Challa Mengistu, Brandon Michael Wardyn, Lora Lynn Kilgore-Norquest, Thomas Charles Barker
  • Patent number: 9445571
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated X08F091 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are produced by crossing inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant by crossing hybrid maize variety X08F091 with another maize plant are disclosed. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X08F091 through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. This invention relates to the maize variety X08F091, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X08F091. This invention further relates to methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X08F091.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Cooper, Travis J Lee, Bill S Curran, Nathan David Coles, Neway Challa Mengistu, Brandon Michael Wardyn, Thomas Charles Barker