Patents by Inventor Daniel J. Altier

Daniel J. Altier 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: 7598346
    Abstract: The invention relates to compositions including amino acid sequences isolated from fungal fermentation broths and methods for protecting a plant from a pathogen, particularly a fungal pathogen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignees: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Daniel J. Altier, Virginia C. Crane, Irina Ellanskaya, Natalia Ellanskaya, legal representative, Jacob T. Gilliam, Jennie Hunter-Cevera, James K. Presnail, Eric J. Schepers, Carl R. Simmons, Tamas Torok, Nasser Yalpani
  • Patent number: 7589176
    Abstract: The invention relates to antifungal compositions and methods for protecting a plant from a fungal pathogen. Compositions including antifungal polypeptides isolated from a fungal fermentation broth are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Assignees: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Daniel J. Altier, Irina Ellanskaya, Natalia Ellanskaya, legal representative, Jacob T. Gilliam, Jennie Hunter-Cevera, James K. Presnail, Eric Schepers, Carl R. Simmons, Tamas Torok, Nasser Yalpani
  • Publication number: 20090089895
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for protecting a plant from a pathogen, particularly a fungal pathogen, are provided. Compositions include amino acid sequences, and variants and fragments thereof, for antipathogenic polypeptides that were isolated from fungal fermentation broths. Nucleic acids that encode the antipathogenic polypeptides are also provided. A method for inducing pathogen resistance in a plant using the nucleotide sequences disclosed herein is further provided. The method comprises introducing into a plant an expression cassette comprising a promoter operably linked to a nucleotide sequence that encodes an antipathogenic polypeptide of the invention. Compositions comprising an antipathogenic polypeptide or a transformed microorganism comprising a nucleic acid of the invention in combination with a carrier and methods of using these compositions to protect a plant from a pathogen are further provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Publication date: April 2, 2009
    Applicants: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., E.I. du PONT de NEMOURS and COMPANY, The Regents of The University of California
    Inventors: Daniel J. Altier, Virginia C. Crane, Irina Ellanskaya, Jacob T. Gilliam, Jennie Hunter-Cevera, James K. Presnail, Eric J. Schepers, Carl R. Simmons, Tamas Torok, Nasser Yalpani, Natalia Ellanskaya
  • Patent number: 7323623
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to nucleic acid molecules tat encode defensive polypeptides and methods of their use in enhancing disease resistance of a plant to a fungal pathogen. Vectors, expression cassettes, viruses, cells, and plants comprising a nucleotide sequence of the invention are farther provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2008
    Assignees: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., E.I. duPont deNemours & Company
    Inventors: Daniel J. Altier, Rafael Herrmann, Albert L. Lu, Billy F. McCutchen, James K. Presnail, Janine L. Weaver, James F. H. Wong
  • Patent number: 7306946
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for protecting a plant from a pathogen, particularly a fungal pathogen, are provided. Compositions include novel amino acid sequences, and variants and fragments thereof, for antipathogenic polypeptides that were isolated from microbial fermentation broths. Nucleic acid molecules comprising nucleotide sequences that encode the antipathogenic polypeptides of the invention are also provided. A method for inducing pathogen resistance in a plant using the nucleotide sequences disclosed herein is further provided. The method comprises introducing into a plant an expression cassette comprising a promoter operably linked to a nucleotide sequence that encodes an antipathogenic polypeptide of the invention. Compositions comprising an antipathogenic polypeptide or a transformed microorganism comprising a nucleic acid of the invention in combination with a carrier and methods of using these compositions to protect a plant from a pathogen are further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2007
    Assignees: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., E.I. duPunt de Nemours and Company, The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Daniel J. Altier, Glen Dahlbacka, Natalia Ellanskaya, legal representative, Rafael Herrmann, Jennie Hunter-Cevera, Billy F. McCutchen, James K. Presnail, Janet A. Rice, Eric Schepers, Carl R. Simmons, Tamas Torok, Nasser Yalpani, Irina Ellanskaya, deceased
  • Patent number: 7262342
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to nucleic acid molecules that encode Fus6 defensive polypeptides and methods of their use in enhancing disease resistance of a plant to a fungal pathogen. Vectors, expression cassettes, viruses, cells, and plants comprising a nucleotide sequence of the invention are further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2007
    Assignees: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., E. I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Daniel J. Altier, Rafael Herrmann, Albert L. Lu, Billy F. McCutchen, James K. Presnail, Janine L. Weaver, James F. H. Wong
  • Patent number: 7205453
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for modulating development and defense responses are provided. Nucleotide sequences encoding maize, soybean, wheat and rice cystatin proteins are provided. The sequences can be used in expression cassettes for modulating development, developmental pathways, and defense responses. Transformed plants, plant cells, tissues, and seed are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2007
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel J. Altier, Zhongmeng Bao, Guihua Lu, Pedro A. Navarro Acevedo, Vincent J. H. Sewalt, Carl R. Simmons, Nasser Yalpani
  • Patent number: 7202214
    Abstract: The methods and compositions of the present invention find use in impacting microbial pathogens and in enhancing disease resistance to pathogens, particularly by plants. The compositions of the invention include polypeptides that possess antimicrobial properties, particularly fungicidal properties, and the encoding nucleic acid molecules. The polypeptides of the invention are isolated from the hemolymph and fat bodies of insect larvae induced by injection of plant pathogenic fungi. Further provided are plant cells, plants, and seed thereof, transformed with the nucleic acid molecules of the invention so as to confer disease resistance on the plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2007
    Assignees: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., E.I. duPont de Nemours & Company
    Inventors: Daniel J. Altier, Rafael Herrmann, Albert L. Lu, Billy F. McCutchen, James K. Presnail, Janine L. Weaver, James F. H. Wong
  • Patent number: 7064183
    Abstract: The methods and compositions of the present invention find use in impacting microbial pathogens and in enhancing disease resistance to pathogens, particularly by plants. The compositions of the invention include polypeptides that possess antimicrobial properties, particularly fungicidal properties, and the encoding nucleic acid molecules. The polypeptides of the invention are isolated from the hemolymph and fat bodies of insect larvae induced by injection of plant pathogenic fungi. Further provided are plant cells, plants, and seed thereof, transformed with the nucleic acid molecules of the invention so as to confer disease resistance on the plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2006
    Assignees: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Daniel J. Altier, Rafael Herrmann, Albert L. Lu, Billy F. McCutchen, James K. Presnail, Janine L. Weaver, James F. H. Wong
  • Patent number: 7064184
    Abstract: The methods and compositions of the present invention find use in impacting microbial pathogens and in enhancing disease resistance to pathogens, particularly by plants. The compositions of the invention include polypeptides that possess antimicrobial properties, particularly fungicidal properties, and the encoding nucleic acid molecules. The polypeptides of the invention are isolated from the hemolymph and fat bodies of insect larvae induced by injection of plant pathogenic fungi. Further provided are plant cells, plants, and seed thereof, transformed with the nucleic acid molecules of the invention so as to confer disease resistance on the plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2006
    Assignees: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., E. I. duPont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Daniel J. Altier, Rafael Herrmann, Albert L. Lu, Billy F. McCutchen, James K. Presnail, Janine L. Weaver, James F.H. Wong
  • Patent number: 6891085
    Abstract: The methods and compositions of the present invention find use in impacting microbial pathogens and in enhancing disease resistance to pathogens, particularly by plants. The compositions of the invention include nucleic acid molecules encoding Fus6 polypeptides derived from Agrotis ipsilon that possess antimicrobial properties, particularly fungicidal properties. Further provided are plant cells plants, and seed thereof, transformed with the nucleic acid molecules of the invention so as to confer disease resistance on the plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2005
    Assignees: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Daniel J. Altier, Rafael Herrmann, Albert L. Lu, Billy F. McCutchen, James K. Presnail, Janine L. Weaver, James F. H. Wong
  • Publication number: 20030028920
    Abstract: The methods and compositions of the present invention find use in impacting microbial pathogens and in enhancing disease resistance to pathogens, particularly by plants. The compositions of the invention include polypeptides that possess antimicrobial properties, particularly fungicidal properties, and the encoding nucleic acid molecules. The polypeptides of the invention are isolated from the hemolymph and fat bodies of insect larvae induced by injection of plant pathogenic fungi. Further provided are plant cells, plants, and seed thereof, transformed with the nucleic acid molecules of the invention so as to confer disease resistance on the plant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2002
    Publication date: February 6, 2003
    Applicant: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel J. Altier, Rafael Herrmann, Albert L. Lu, Billy F. McCutchen, James K. Presnail, Janine L. Weaver, James F.H. Wong