Patents by Inventor David K. Kovalic

David K. Kovalic 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: 20220162631
    Abstract: This disclosure provides purified nucleic acids and polypeptides. Also provided are transgenic plants, seeds, and plant cells containing DNA for expression of the proteins that are useful for imparting enhanced agronomic trait(s) to transgenic crop plants, methods of making such plants and methods of making agricultural commodity including seeds and hybrid seeds from such plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2021
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Applicant: MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Liang GUO, David K. KOVALIC, Bo-Xing QIU, Jack E. TABASKA, Wei WU
  • Publication number: 20210087580
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to controlling pest infestation by inhibiting one or more biological functions in an invertebrate pest. The invention discloses methods and compositions for use in controlling pest infestation by feeding one or more different recombinant double stranded RNA molecules to the pest in order to achieve a reduction in pest infestation through suppression of gene expression. The invention is also directed to methods for making transgenic plants that express the double stranded RNA molecules, and to particular combinations of transgenic pesticidal agents for use in protecting plants from pest infestation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: James A. Baum, Larry A. Gilbertson, David K. Kovalic, Thomas J. LaRosa, Maolong Lu, Tichafa R.I. Munyikwa, James K. Roberts, Wei Wu, Bei Zhang
  • Patent number: 10829781
    Abstract: The invention relates to identifying and evaluating target coding sequences for control of plant parasitic nematodes by inhibiting one or more biological functions, and their use. The invention provides methods and compositions for identification of such sequences and for the control of a plant-parasitic nematode population. By feeding one or more recombinant double stranded RNA molecules provided by the invention to the nematode, a reduction in disease may be obtained through suppression of nematode gene expression. The invention is also directed to methods for making transgenic plants that express the double stranded RNA molecules, and the plant cells and plants obtained thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Andrey A. Boukharov, Zijin Du, Liang Guo, Michelle C. Hresko, David K. Kovalic, Zhaolong Li, Maolong Lu, James P. McCarter, Nancy M. Miller, Mark Vaudin, Deryck J. Williams, Wei Wu
  • Patent number: 10787680
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to controlling pest infestation by inhibiting one or more biological functions in an invertebrate pest. The invention discloses methods and compositions for use in controlling pest infestation by feeding one or more different recombinant double stranded RNA molecules to the pest in order to achieve a reduction in pest infestation through suppression of gene expression. The invention is also directed to methods for making transgenic plants that express the double stranded RNA molecules, and to particular combinations of transgenic pesticidal agents for use in protecting plants from pest infestation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: James A. Baum, Larry A. Gilbertson, David K. Kovalic, Thomas J. Larosa, Maolong Lu, Tichafa R. I. Munyikwa, James K. Roberts, Wei Wu, Bei Zhang
  • Publication number: 20200109413
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to controlling pest infestation by inhibiting one or more biological functions in an invertebrate pest. The invention discloses methods and compositions for use in controlling pest infestation by feeding one or more different recombinant double stranded RNA molecules to the pest in order to achieve a reduction in pest infestation through suppression of gene expression. The invention is also directed to methods for making transgenic plants that express the double stranded RNA molecules, and to particular combinations of transgenic pesticidal agents for use in protecting plants from pest infestation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: JAMES A. BAUM, LARRY A. GILBERTSON, DAVID K. KOVALIC, THOMAS J. LA ROSA, MAOLONG LU, TICHAFA R.I. MUNYIKWA, JAMES K. ROBERTS, WEI WU, BEI ZHANG
  • Patent number: 10435686
    Abstract: This invention discloses novel microRNAs and their precursors, and recombinant DNA constructs including such novel miRNAs, miRNA precursors, miRNA promoters, and miRNA recognition sites corresponding to the miRNAs. Included are novel miRNA and miRNA precursors that exhibit nutrient-responsive expression. Also disclosed are miRNA decoy sequences. Further provided are non-natural transgenic plant cells, plants, and seeds containing in their genome a recombinant DNA construct of this invention and methods of controlling gene expression using recombinant DNA constructs of this invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Edwards M. Allen, Barry S. Goldman, Liang Guo, Sara E. Heisel, Shihshieh Huang, Sergey I. Ivashuta, David K. Kovalic, Elysia K. Krieger, James K. Roberts, Yuanji Zhang
  • Publication number: 20190241906
    Abstract: The invention relates to identifying and evaluating target coding sequences for control of plant parasitic nematodes by inhibiting one or more biological functions, and their use. The invention provides methods and compositions for identification of such sequences and for the control of a plant-parasitic nematode population. By feeding one or more recombinant double stranded RNA molecules provided by the invention to the nematode, a reduction in disease may be obtained through suppression of nematode gene expression. The invention is also directed to methods for making transgenic plants that express the double stranded RNA molecules, and the plant cells and plants obtained thereby.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Andrey A. Boukharov, Zijin Du, Liang Gou, Michelle C. Hresko, David K. Kovalic, Zhaolong Li, Maolong Lu, James P. McCarter, Nancy M. Miller, Mark Vaudin, Deryck J. Williams, Wei Wu
  • Patent number: 10174340
    Abstract: The invention relates to identifying and evaluating target coding sequences for control of plant parasitic nematodes by inhibiting one or more biological functions, and their use. The invention provides methods and compositions for identification of such sequences and for the control of a plant-parasitic nematode population. By feeding one or more recombinant double stranded RNA molecules provided by the invention to the nematode, a reduction in disease may be obtained through suppression of nematode gene expression. The invention is also directed to methods for making transgenic plants that express the double stranded RNA molecules, and the plant cells and plants obtained thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Andrey A. Boukharov, Zijin Du, Liang Guo, Michelle C. Hresko, David K. Kovalic, Zhaolong Li, Maolong Lu, James P. McCarter, Nancy M. Miller, Mark Vaudin, Deryck J. Williams, Wei Wu
  • Patent number: 10167484
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to controlling pest infestation by inhibiting one or more biological functions in an invertebrate pest. The invention discloses methods and compositions for use in controlling pest infestation by feeding one or more different recombinant double stranded RNA molecules to the pest in order to achieve a reduction in pest infestation through suppression of gene expression. The invention is also directed to methods for making transgenic plants that express the double stranded RNA molecules, and to particular combinations of transgenic pesticidal agents for use in protecting plants from pest infestation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: James A. Baum, Larry A. Gilbertson, David K. Kovalic, Thomas J. LaRosa, Maolong Lu, Tichafa R. I. Munyikwa, James K. Roberts, Wei Wu, Bei Zhang
  • Publication number: 20180312867
    Abstract: The invention relates to identifying and evaluating target coding sequences for control of plant parasitic nematodes by inhibiting one or more biological functions, and their use. The invention provides methods and compositions for identification of such sequences and for the control of a plant-parasitic nematode population. By feeding one or more recombinant double stranded RNA molecules provided by the invention to the nematode, a reduction in disease may be obtained through suppression of nematode gene expression. The invention is also directed to methods for making transgenic plants that express the double stranded RNA molecules, and the plant cells and plants obtained thereby.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Andrey A. Boukharov, Zijin Du, Liang Guo, Michelle C. Hresko, David K. Kovalic, Zhaolong Li, Maolong Lu, James P. McCarter, Nancy M. Miller, Mark Vaudin, Deryck J. Williams, Wei Wu
  • Publication number: 20180195082
    Abstract: This disclosure provides purified nucleic acids and polypeptides. Also provided are transgenic plants, seeds, and plant cells containing DNA for expression of the proteins that are useful for imparting enhanced agronomic trait(s) to transgenic crop plants, methods of making such plants and methods of making agricultural commodity including seeds and hybrid seeds from such plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Applicant: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Liang Guo, David K. Kovalic, Bo-Xing Qiu, Jack E. Tabaska, Wei Wu
  • Patent number: 9988642
    Abstract: The invention relates to identifying and evaluating target coding sequences for control of plant parasitic nematodes by inhibiting one or more biological functions, and their use. The invention provides methods and compositions for identification of such sequences and for the control of a plant-parasitic nematode population. By feeding one or more recombinant double stranded RNA molecules provided by the invention to the nematode, a reduction in disease may be obtained through suppression of nematode gene expression. The invention is also directed to methods for making transgenic plants that express the double stranded RNA molecules, and the plant cells and plants obtained thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Andrey A. Boukharov, Zijin Du, Liang Guo, Michelle C. Hresko, David K. Kovalic, Zhaolong Li, Maolong Lu, James P. McCarter, Nancy M. Miller, Mark Vaudin, Deryck J. Williams, Wei Wu
  • Publication number: 20180073037
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to controlling pest infestation by inhibiting one or more biological functions in an invertebrate pest. The invention discloses methods and compositions for use in controlling pest infestation by feeding one or more different recombinant double stranded RNA molecules to the pest in order to achieve a reduction in pest infestation through suppression of gene expression. The invention is also directed to methods for making transgenic plants that express the double stranded RNA molecules, and to particular combinations of transgenic pesticidal agents for use in protecting plants from pest infestation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: James A. Baum, Larry A. Gilbertson, David K. Kovalic, Thomas J. LaRosa, Maolong Lu, Tichafa R.I. Munyikwa, James K. Roberts, Wei Wu, Bei Zhang
  • Publication number: 20170314037
    Abstract: This disclosure provides purified nucleic acids and polypeptides. Also provided are transgenic plants, seeds, and plant cells containing DNA for expression of the proteins that are useful for imparting enhanced agronomic trait(s) to transgenic crop plants, methods of making such plants and methods of making agricultural commodity including seeds and hybrid seeds from such plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: David K. KOVALIC, Jack E. TABASKA, Bo-Xing QIU, Wei WU
  • Publication number: 20170183684
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods for controlling invertebrate pest infestations, for instance in plants, and related compositions and polynucleotides useful in such methods. More specifically, the present invention provides polynucleotides and methods of use thereof for modifying the expression of genes in an invertebrate pest, for instance through RNA interference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Inventors: James A. Baum, Renata Bolognesi, Lex Evan Flagel, Gerrit Cornelis Segers, Larry A. Gilbertson, David K. Kovalic, Thomas J. LaRosa, Maolong Lu, Tichafa R. I. Munyikwa, James K. Roberts, Wei Wu, Bei Zhang
  • Publication number: 20160376606
    Abstract: The invention relates to identifying and evaluating target coding sequences for control of plant parasitic nematodes by inhibiting one or more biological functions, and their use. The invention provides methods and compositions for identification of such sequences and for the control of a plant-parasitic nematode population. By feeding one or more recombinant double stranded RNA molecules provided by the invention to the nematode, a reduction in disease may be obtained through suppression of nematode gene expression. The invention is also directed to methods for making transgenic plants that express the double stranded RNA molecules, and the plant cells and plants obtained thereby.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: Andrey A. Boukharov, Zijin Du, Liang Guo, Michelle C. Hresko, David K. Kovalic, Zhaolong Li, Maolong Lu, James P. McCarter, Nancy M. Miller, Mark Vaudin, Deryck J. Williams, Wei Wu
  • Patent number: 9487797
    Abstract: The present invention discloses rice genomic promoter sequences. The promoters are particularly suited for use in rice and other cereal crops. Methods of modifying, producing, and using the promoters are also disclosed. The invention further discloses compositions, transformed host cells, transgenic plants, and seeds containing the rice genomic promoter sequences, and methods for preparing and using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Andrey A. Boukharov, Yongwei Cao, Stanton B. Dotson, Jeffrey M. Koshi, David K. Kovalic, Jingdong Liu, James D. McIninch, Wei Wu
  • Publication number: 20160319294
    Abstract: Recombinant polynucleotides and recombinant polypeptides useful for improvement of plants are provided. The disclosed recombinant polynucleotides and recombinant polypeptides find use in production of transgenic plants to produce plants having improved properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Applicant: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: David K. KOVALIC, Scott E. ANDERSEN, Joseph R. BYRUM, Timothy W. CONNER, James D. MASUCCI, Yihua ZHOU
  • Publication number: 20160272990
    Abstract: Recombinant polynucleotides and recombinant polypeptides useful for improvement of plants are provided. The disclosed recombinant polynucleotides and recombinant polypeptides find use in production of transgenic plants to produce plants having improved properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Applicant: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: David K. KOVALIC, Yihua ZHOU, Yongwei CAO, Scott E. ANDERSEN, Michael D. EDGERTON, Jingdong LIU
  • Publication number: 20160264984
    Abstract: Polynucleotides useful for improvement of plants are provided. In particular, polynucleotide sequences are provided from plant sources. Polypeptides encoded by the polynucleotide sequences are also provided. The disclosed polynucleotides and polypeptides find use in production of transgenic plants to produce plants having improved properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Applicant: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Thomas J. LA ROSA, Yihua ZHOU, David K. KOVALIC, Yongwei CAO, Nordine CHEIKH, Jingdong LIU