Patents by Inventor Dale Skalla

Dale Skalla 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: 8058420
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to promoters isolated from maize and functional equivalents thereto. The promoters of the present invention have particular utility in driving root-specific expression of heterologous genes that impart increased agronomic, horticultural and/or pesticidal characteristics to a given transgenic plant. The present invention is also drawn to DNA molecules comprising the promoters of the invention and transformed plant tissues containing DNA molecules comprising a promoter of the invention operably linked to a heterologous gene or genes, and seeds thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Syngenta Participations AG
    Inventors: Stephen B. Milligan, Dale Skalla, Kay Lawton
  • Patent number: 8058419
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to promoters isolated from maize and functional equivalents thereto. The promoters of the present invention have particular utility in driving root-specific expression of heterologous genes that impart increased agronomic, horticultural and/or pesticidal characteristics to a given transgenic plant. The present invention is also drawn to DNA molecules comprising the promoters of the invention and transformed plant tissues containing DNA molecules comprising a promoter of the invention operably linked to a heterologous gene or genes, and seeds thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Syngenta Participations AG
    Inventors: Stephen B. Milligan, Dale Skalla, Kay Lawton
  • Patent number: 8058421
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to promoters isolated from maize and functional equivalents thereto. The promoters of the present invention have particular utility in driving root-specific expression of heterologous genes that impart increased agronomic, horticultural and/or pesticidal characteristics to a given transgenic plant. The present invention is also drawn to DNA molecules comprising the promoters of the invention and transformed plant tissues containing DNA molecules comprising a promoter of the invention operably linked to a heterologous gene or genes, and seeds thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Syngenta Participations AG
    Inventors: Stephen B. Milligan, Dale Skalla, Kay Lawton
  • Publication number: 20100205695
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to promoters isolated from maize and functional equivalents thereto. The promoters of the present invention have particular utility in driving root-specific expression of heterologous genes that impart increased agronomic, horticultural and/or pesticidal characteristics to a given transgenic plant. The present invention is also drawn to DNA molecules comprising the promoters of the invention and transformed plant tissues containing DNA molecules comprising a promoter of the invention operably linked to a heterologous gene or genes, and seeds thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Applicant: SYNGENTA PARTICIPATIONS AG
    Inventors: Stephen B. MILLIGAN, Dale SKALLA, Kay LAWTON
  • Publication number: 20100205693
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to promoters isolated from maize and functional equivalents thereto. The promoters of the present invention have particular utility in driving root-specific expression of heterologous genes that impart increased agronomic, horticultural and/or pesticidal characteristics to a given transgenic plant. The present invention is also drawn to DNA molecules comprising the promoters of the invention and transformed plant tissues containing DNA molecules comprising a promoter of the invention operably linked to a heterologous gene or genes, and seeds thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Applicant: SYNGENTA PARTICIPATIONS AG
    Inventors: Stephen B. MILLIGAN, Dale SKALLA, Kay LAWTON
  • Publication number: 20100162443
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to promoters isolated from maize and functional equivalents thereto. The promoters of the present invention have particular utility in driving root-specific expression of heterologous genes that impart increased agronomic, horticultural and/or pesticidal characteristics to a given transgenic plant. The present invention is also drawn to DNA molecules comprising the promoters of the invention and transformed plant tissues containing DNA molecules comprising a promoter of the invention operably linked to a heterologous gene or genes, and seeds thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Inventors: Stephen B. MILLIGAN, Dale SKALLA, Kay LAWTON
  • Patent number: 7674893
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to promoters isolated from maize and functional equivalents thereto. The promoters of the present invention have particular utility in driving root-specific expression of heterologous genes that impart increased agronomic, horticultural and/or pesticidal characteristics to a given promoters of the invention and transformed plant tissues containing DNA molecules comprising a promoter of the invention operably linked to a heterologous gene or genes, and seeds thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignee: Syngenta Participations AG
    Inventors: Stephen B. Milligan, Dale Skalla, Kay Lawton
  • Publication number: 20060288443
    Abstract: Provided is a nucleotide sequence encoding a 55 kDa maize prolamin family protein. Also provided is a nucleotide sequence derived from the promoter of the 55 kDa maize gene that can be used to express heterologous sequences in plants, and methods of using the disclosed nucleotide sequences.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2006
    Publication date: December 21, 2006
    Applicant: Syngenta Participations AG
    Inventors: Scott Betts, Dale Skalla, Sandra Voltrath, Koen Hendrickx
  • Publication number: 20050198712
    Abstract: Provided is a nucleotide sequence encoding a 55 kDa maize prolamin family protein. Also provided is a nucleotide sequence derived from the promoter of the 55 kDa maize gene that can be used to express heterologous sequences in plants, and methods of using the disclosed nucleotide sequences.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2005
    Publication date: September 8, 2005
    Applicant: Syngenta Participations AG
    Inventors: Scott Betts, Dale Skalla, Sandra Voltrath, Koen Hendrickx
  • Publication number: 20050010974
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to promoters isolated from maize and functional equivalents thereto. The promoters of the present invention have particular utility in driving root-specific expression of heterologous genes that impart increased agronomic, horticultural and/or pesticidal characteristics to a given promoters of the invention and transformed plant tissues containing DNA molecules comprising a promoter of the invention operably linked to a heterologous gene or genes, and seeds thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2002
    Publication date: January 13, 2005
    Inventors: Stephen Milligan, Dale Skalla, Kay Lawton
  • Patent number: 4176104
    Abstract: Phonograph record molding compositions having polystyrene as the major constituent are formulated to have wear resistance properties superior to other polystyrene injection molded compositions while generally retaining the transparency of unmodified polystryene. Ethylene-bis-stearamide or a homolog or analog thereof is dissolved within styrene monomer and then the monomer is polymerized to obtain a polystryene matrix having a molecular distribution of ethylene-bis-stearamide or the like within and throughout the matrix. Preferably, the ethylene-bis-stearamide or the like is combined with a wax such as an olefin-based wax or a microcrystalline wax.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1978
    Date of Patent: November 27, 1979
    Assignee: The Richardson Company
    Inventors: Henry Alsberg, Dale Skalla, William C. Meisenhelder
  • Patent number: 4088617
    Abstract: A phonograph record molding composition formed by copolymerizing a vinyl aromatic monomer with an acrylic ester monomer in the presence of one or more waxes which composition is especially suitable for injection and compression molding and which is characterized by substantially improved wear resistance, particularly when compared to conventional polystyrene record molding materials. The compositions of this invention comprise about 90 to 98, preferably 94 to 97, weight percent of vinyl aromatic/acrylic ester copolymer (with the weight ratio of vinyl aromatic to acrylic ester of from about 10:1 to 40:1), about 1 to 9, preferably 3 to 6, weight percent of the wax component and about 0.1 to 3, preferably 0.1 to 0.8, weight percent of a suitable lubricant. Preferred copolymers are styrene/2-ethylhexyl acrylate and styrene/stearyl methacrylate copolymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1976
    Date of Patent: May 9, 1978
    Assignee: The Richardson Company
    Inventors: Dale Skalla, William C. Meisenhelder, Henry Alsberg