Patents by Inventor BLISS MARIE KERNODLE

BLISS MARIE KERNODLE 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: 20200231985
    Abstract: Methods and compositions are provided which employ a silencing element that, when ingested by a plant insect pest, such as Coleopteran, Hemiptera, or Lepidopteran plant pest, including a Diabrotica, Leptinotarsa, Phyllotreta, Acyrthosiphan, Bemisia, Halyomorpha, Nezara, or Spodoptera plant pest, decrease the expression of a target sequence in the pest. Disclosed are various target polynucleotides set forth in any one of SEQ ID NOS: 1-53 or 107-254 disclosed herein, or variants and fragments thereof, or complements thereof, wherein a decrease in expression of one or more of the sequences in the target pest controls the pest and pest population by insect sterilization (i.e., male and female sterility, reduction of sperm count, egg production and viability) and mating-based sterile insect technique (SIT). Plants, plant parts, bacteria and other host cells comprising the silencing elements or an active variant or fragment thereof of the invention are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicants: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC., E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: XU HU, BLISS MARIE KERNODLE, MOLLIE MARY MCMAHON, ADANE KASSA, XIPING NIU, JAMES KEVIN PRESNAIL, ALBERT L LU, NINA RICHTMAN, JONATHAN WILLIAM ROBESON
  • Patent number: 10647995
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to methods of molecular biology and gene silencing to control pests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignees: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC., E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Xu Hu, Bliss Marie Kernodle, Molly Mary McMahon, Adane Kassa, Xiping Niu, James Kevin Presnail, Albert L. Lu, Nina Richtman, Jonathan William Robeson
  • Publication number: 20180155739
    Abstract: Methods and compositions are provided which employ a silencing element that, when ingested by a plant insect pest, such as Coleopteran, Hemiptera, or Lepidopteran plant pest, including a Diabrotica, Leptinotarsa, Phyllotreta, Acyrthosiphan, Bemisia, Halyomorpha, Nezara, or Spodoptera plant pest, decrease the expression of a target sequence in the pest. Disclosed are various target polynucleotides set forth in any one of SEQ ID NOS: 1-53 or 107-254 disclosed herein, or variants and fragments thereof, or complements thereof, wherein a decrease in expression of one or more of the sequences in the target pest controls the pest and pest population by insect sterilization (i.e., male and female sterility, reduction of sperm count, egg production and viability) and mating-based sterile insect technique (SIT). Plants, plant parts, bacteria and other host cells comprising the silencing elements or an active variant or fragment thereof of the invention are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Applicants: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC., E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: XU HU, BLISS MARIE KERNODLE, MOLLY MARY MCMAHON, ADANE KASSA, XIPING NIU, JAMES KEVIN PRESNAIL, ALBERT L. LU, NINA RICHTMAN, JONATHAN WILLIAM ROBESON