Patents by Inventor Byron Froman

Byron Froman 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: 11041148
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to methods and compositions concerning desaturase enzymes that modulate the number and location of double bonds in long chain poly-unsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFA's). In particular, the invention relates to methods and compositions for improving omega-3 fatty acid profiles in plant products and parts using desaturase enzymes and nucleic acids encoding for such enzymes. In particular embodiments, the desaturase enzymes are Primula ?6-desaturases. Also provided are improved soybean oil compositions having SDA and a beneficial overall content of omega-3 fatty acids relative to omega-6 fatty acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Virginia Ursin, Byron Froman, Jennifer Simmons, Thomas J. LaRosa, Fenggao Dong, Steven Screen
  • Patent number: 11034983
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to the expression of desaturase enzymes in transgenic corn plants and compositions derived therefrom. In particular, the invention relates to the production of oils with improved omega-3 fatty acid profiles in corn plants and the seed oils produced thereby. Such oils may contain stearidonic acid, which is not naturally found in corn plants and has been shown to have beneficial effects on health.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Virgina Ursin, Byron Froman, A. J. Nava, Jennifer Simmons
  • Publication number: 20200392590
    Abstract: The invention provides compositions and methods related to selective inhibition of PPO11 and use for improving shelf life of a plant or parts thereof. In accordance with the invention, for example, compositions for topical application to a plant or part thereof, are provided that can reduce browning of the plant or part thereof to extend shelf life.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Michele Feikert, Byron Froman, Graeme S. Garvey, Leo Kelly, William Waycott
  • Patent number: 10689714
    Abstract: The invention provides compositions and methods related to selective inhibition of PPO11 and use for improving shelf life of a plant or parts thereof. In accordance with the invention, for example, compositions for topical application to a plant or part thereof, are provided that can reduce browning of the plant or part thereof to extend shelf life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc.
    Inventors: Michele Feikert, Byron Froman, Graeme S. Garvey, Leo Kelly, William Waycott
  • Patent number: 10428338
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel compositions for use to enhance crop performance. Specifically, the present invention provides for increased invertase activity, increased sugar content and/or delayed senescence plants. The present invention also provides for combinations of compositions and methods that increase invertase activity, increase sugar content and/or delay senescence in plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Joanne J. Fillatti, Byron Froman, Andrew Mroczka, Gregory John Peel
  • Publication number: 20190106755
    Abstract: The invention provides compositions and methods related to selective inhibition of PPO11 and use for improving shelf life of a plant or parts thereof. In accordance with the invention, for example, compositions for topical application to a plant or part thereof, are provided that can reduce browning of the plant or part thereof to extend shelf life.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: Michele Feikert, Byron Froman, Graeme S. Garvey, Leo Kelly, William Waycott
  • Patent number: 10174297
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to methods and compositions concerning desaturase enzymes that modulate the number and location of double bonds in long chain poly-unsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFA's). In particular, the invention relates to methods and compositions for improving omega-3 fatty acid profiles in plant products and parts using desaturase enzymes and nucleic acids encoding for such enzymes. In particular embodiments, the desaturase enzymes are Primula ?6-desaturases. Also provided are improved soybean oil compositions having SDA and a beneficial overall content of omega-3 fatty acids relative to omega-6 fatty acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Virginia Ursin, Fenggao Dong, Byron Froman, Thomas J. La Rosa, Steven E. Screen, Jennifer C. Simmons
  • Patent number: 10106859
    Abstract: The invention provides compositions and methods related to selective inhibition of PPO11 and use for improving shelf life of a plant or parts thereof. In accordance with the invention, for example, compositions for topical application to a plant or part thereof, are provided that can reduce browning of the plant or part thereof to extend shelf life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc.
    Inventors: Michele Feikert, Byron Froman, Graeme S. Garvey, Leo Kelly, William Waycott
  • Publication number: 20180282743
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel compositions for use to enhance crop performance. Specifically, the present invention provides for increased invertase activity, increased sugar content and/or delayed senescence plants. The present invention also provides for combinations of compositions and methods that increase invertase activity, increase sugar content and/or delay senescence in plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Joanne J. Fillatti, Byron Froman, Andrew Mroczka, Gregory John Peel
  • Patent number: 9920326
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel compositions for use to enhance crop performance. Specifically, the present invention provides for increased invertase activity, increased sugar content and/or delayed senescence plants. The present invention also provides for combinations of compositions and methods that increase invertase activity, increase sugar content and/or delay senescence in plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Joanne J. Fillatti, Byron Froman, Andrew Mroczka, Gregory John Peel
  • Publication number: 20170283780
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to methods and compositions concerning desaturase enzymes that modulate the number and location of double bonds in long chain poly-unsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFA's). In particular, the invention relates to methods and compositions for improving omega-3 fatty acid profiles in plant products and parts using desaturase enzymes and nucleic acids encoding for such enzymes. In particular embodiments, the desaturase enzymes are Primula ?6-desaturases. Also provided are improved soybean oil compositions having SDA and a beneficial overall content of omega-3 fatty acids relative to omega-6 fatty acids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Virginia Ursin, Fenggao Dong, Byron Froman, Thomas J. La Rosa, Steven E. Screen, Jennifer C. Simmons
  • Patent number: 9701947
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to methods and compositions concerning desaturase enzymes that modulate the number and location of double bonds in long chain poly-unsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFA's). In particular, the invention relates to methods and compositions for improving omega-3 fatty acid profiles in plant products and parts using desaturase enzymes and nucleic acids encoding for such enzymes. In particular embodiments, the desaturase enzymes are Primula ?6-desaturases. Also provided are improved soybean oil compositions having SDA and a beneficial overall content of omega-3 fatty acids relative to omega-6 fatty acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Virginia Ursin, Byron Froman, Jennifer Simmons, Thomas J. LaRosa, Fenggao Dong, Steven Screen
  • Publication number: 20170114418
    Abstract: The invention provides compositions and methods related to selective inhibition of PPO11 and use for improving shelf life of a plant or parts thereof. In accordance with the invention, for example, compositions for topical application to a plant or part thereof, are provided that can reduce browning of the plant or part thereof to extend shelf life.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventors: Michele Feikert, Byron Froman, Graeme S. Garvey, Leo Kelly, William Waycott
  • Patent number: 9506076
    Abstract: The invention provides compositions and methods related to selective inhibition of PPO11 and use for improving shelf life of a plant or parts thereof. In accordance with the invention, for example, compositions for topical application to a plant or part thereof, are provided that can reduce browning of the plant or part thereof to extend shelf life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc.
    Inventors: Michele Feikert, Byron Froman, Graeme S. Garvey, Leo Kelly, William Waycott
  • Publication number: 20150247153
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel compositions for use to enhance crop performance. Specifically, the present invention provides for improved shelf life and reduced postharvest losses enhancement in various crops. The present invention also provides for combinations of compositions and methods that provide for improved shelf life and reduced postharvest losses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Publication date: September 3, 2015
    Inventors: JoAnne Fillatti, Byron Froman, Graeme S. Garvey, Johannes C. Hemmes
  • Patent number: 8999411
    Abstract: The present invention provides transgenic soybean event MON87769, and cells, seeds, and plants comprising DNA diagnostic for the soybean event. The invention also provides compositions comprising nucleotide sequences that are diagnostic for said soybean event in a sample, methods for detecting the presence of said soybean event nucleotide sequences in a sample, probes and primers for use in detecting nucleotide sequences that are diagnostic for the presence of said soybean event in a sample, growing the seeds of such soybean event into soybean plants, and breeding to produce soybean plants comprising DNA diagnostic for the soybean event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Byron Froman, Can Duong, Jennifer Listello
  • Publication number: 20140256971
    Abstract: The present invention provides transgenic soybean event MON87769, and cells, seeds, and plants comprising DNA diagnostic for the soybean event. The invention also provides compositions comprising nucleotide sequences that are diagnostic for said soybean event in a sample, methods for detecting the presence of said soybean event nucleotide sequences in a sample, probes and primers for use in detecting nucleotide sequences that are diagnostic for the presence of said soybean event in a sample, growing the seeds of such soybean event into soybean plants, and breeding to produce soybean plants comprising DNA diagnostic for the soybean event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Byron Froman, Can Duong, Jennifer Listello
  • Patent number: 8692076
    Abstract: The present invention provides transgenic soybean event MON87769, and cells, seeds, and plants comprising DNA diagnostic for the soybean event. The invention also provides compositions comprising nucleotide sequences that are diagnostic for said soybean event in a sample, methods for detecting the presence of said soybean event nucleotide sequences in a sample, probes and primers for use in detecting nucleotide sequences that are diagnostic for the presence of said soybean event in a sample, growing the seeds of such soybean event into soybean plants, and breeding to produce soybean plants comprising DNA diagnostic for the soybean event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Byron Froman, Can Duong, Jennifer Listello
  • Publication number: 20140090098
    Abstract: The invention provides compositions and methods related to selective inhibition of PPO11 and use for improving shelf life of a plant or parts thereof. In accordance with the invention, for example, compositions for topical application to a plant or part thereof, are provided that can reduce browning of the plant or part thereof to extend shelf life.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc.
    Inventors: Michele Feikert, Byron Froman, Graeme S. Garvey, Leo Kelly, William Waycott
  • Patent number: 8378186
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to the expression of desaturase enzymes in transgenic corn plants and compositions derived therefrom. In particular, the invention relates to the production of oils with improved omega-3 fatty acid profiles in corn plants and the seed oils produced thereby. Such oils may contain stearidonic acid, which is not naturally found in corn plants and has been shown to have beneficial effects on health.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Virginia Ursin, Byron Froman, A. J. Nava, Jennifer Gonzales