Patents by Inventor Deborah J. Wetterberg

Deborah J. Wetterberg 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: 8735652
    Abstract: The present disclosure concerns methods and compositions relating to UXS polypeptides and/or nucleic acids encoding UXS polypeptides. In certain claims, the methods and compositions are of use to improve digestibility and/or ease of grain processing. Such improvements relate to a modulation in arabinoxylan and/or hemicellulose content in transgenic plants. Such plants can, for example, comprise one or more nucleic acid sequences that inhibit expression of one or more UDP-Xylose Synthase (USX) genes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc
    Inventors: Xiaoming Bao, George W Singletary, Deborah J Wetterberg, Ramesh Nair, Kanwarpal S Dhugga, Matthias Liebergesell, David A Selinger
  • Publication number: 20130014290
    Abstract: The present disclosure concerns methods and compositions relating to UXS polypeptides and/or nucleic acids encoding UXS polypeptides. In certain claims, the methods and compositions are of use to improve digestibility and/or ease of grain processing. Such improvements relate to a modulation in arabinoxylan and/or hemicellulose content in transgenic plants. Such plants can, for example, comprise one or more nucleic acid sequences that inhibit expression of one or more UDP-Xylose Synthase (USX) genes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: PIONEER HI BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC
    Inventors: Xiaoming Bao, George W. Singletary, Deborah J. Wetterberg, Ramesh Nair, Kanwarpal S. Dhugga, Matthias Liebergesell, David A. Selinger
  • Patent number: 8293973
    Abstract: The present disclosure concerns methods and compositions relating to UXS polypeptides and/or nucleic acids encoding UXS polypeptides. In certain claims, the methods and compositions are of use to improve digestibility and/or ease of grain processing. Such improvements relate to a modulation in arabinoxylan and/or hemicellulose content in transgenic plants. Such plants can, for example, comprise one or more nucleic acid sequences that inhibit expression of one or more UDP-Xylose Synthase (UXS) genes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi Bred International Inc
    Inventors: Xiaoming Bao, George W Singletary, Deborah J Wetterberg, Ramesh Nair, Kanwarpal S Dhugga, Matthias Liebergesell, David A Selinger
  • Patent number: 8173866
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions and methods for manipulation of plant arabinoxylose and plant xylan synthases. Compositions include novel nucleotide sequences encoding xylan synthases and biologically active variants thereof. The invention also includes the discovery xylan synthase activity is a property of CslA polypeptides. Further provided are methods for xylose manipulation using the sequences disclosed herein. One method comprises stably incorporating into the genome of a plant cell, a CslA encoding nucleotide sequence operably linked to a heterologous promoter and regenerating a stably transformed plant. Methods for enhancing digestibility of plants and improving gum production in plants are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaoming Bao, Kanwarpal S. Dhugga, Deborah J. Wetterberg, David A. Selinger, Rajeev Gupta
  • Publication number: 20120005780
    Abstract: The present disclosure concerns methods and compositions relating to UXS polypeptides and/or nucleic acids encoding UXS polypeptides. In certain claims, the methods and compositions are of use to improve digestibility and/or ease of grain processing. Such improvements relate to a modulation in arabinoxylan and/or hemicellulose content in transgenic plants. Such plants can, for example, comprise one or more nucleic acid sequences that inhibit expression of one or more UDP-Xylose Synthase (UXS) genes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Xiaoming Bao, George W. Singletary, Deborah J. Wetterberg, Ramesh Nair, Kanwarpal S Dhugga, Matthias Liebergesell, David A. Selinger
  • Patent number: 8017831
    Abstract: The present disclosure concerns methods and compositions relating to UXS polypeptides and/or nucleic acids encoding UXS polypeptides. In certain claims, the methods and compositions are of use to improve digestibility and/or ease of grain processing. Such improvements relate to a modulation in arabinoxylan and/or hemicellulose content in transgenic plants. Such plants can, for example, comprise one or more nucleic acid sequences that inhibit expression of one or more UDP-Xylose Synthase (UXS) genes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaoming Bao, George W. Singletary, Deborah J. Wetterberg, Ramesh Nair, Kanwarpal S. Dhugga, Matthias Liebergesell, David A. Selinger
  • Publication number: 20090260105
    Abstract: The present disclosure concerns methods and compositions relating to UXS polypeptides and/or nucleic acids encoding UXS polypeptides. In certain claims, the methods and compositions are of use to improve digestibility and/or ease of grain processing. Such improvements relate to a modulation in arabinoxylan and/or hemicellulose content in transgenic plants. Such plants can, for example, comprise one or more nucleic acid sequences that inhibit expression of one or more UDP-Xylose Synthase (UXS) genes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2009
    Publication date: October 15, 2009
    Applicant: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaoming Bao, George W. Singletary, Deborah J. Wetterberg, Ramesh Nair, Kanwarpal S. Dhugga, Matthias Liebergesell, David A. Selinger
  • Patent number: 7592505
    Abstract: The present disclosure concerns methods and compositions relating to UXS polypeptides and/or nucleic acids encoding UXS polypeptides. In certain claims, the methods and compositions are of use to improve digestibility and/or ease of grain processing. Such improvements relate to a modulation in arabinoxylan and/or hemicellulose content in transgenic plants. Such plants can, for example, comprise one or more nucleic acid sequences that inhibit expression of one or more UDP-Xylose Synthase (UXS) genes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaoming Bao, George W. Singletary, Deborah J. Wetterberg, Ramesh Nair, Kanwarpal S. Dhugga, Matthias Liebergesell, David A. Selinger