Patents by Inventor Edgar Benjamin Cahoon

Edgar Benjamin Cahoon 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: 11136525
    Abstract: Various liquid and semisolid lubricant compositions are provided, in particular lubricant compositions containing oil from the seeds of the Brassicaceae Orychophragmus violaceus, preferably those that have been esterified with one or more fatty acids such as palmitoleic acid, oleic acid, linoleic acid, lauric acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid, or a combination thereof. In various aspects, lubricant compositions are provided that include a petroleum or a synthetic base oil and about 40% or less by weight of a liquid lubricant composition containing oil from the seeds of the Brassicaceae Orychophragmus violaceus, preferably those that have been esterified with one or more fatty acids. In various aspects, semisolid lubricant composition are provided containing an emulsion of (i) a thickener and (ii) an oil from the seeds of the Brassicaceae Orychophragmus violaceus, preferably those that have been esterified with one or more fatty acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignees: University of North Texas, Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska, Indiana University Research and Technology Corp, Huazhong Agricultural University
    Inventors: Diana Berman, Kent Dean Chapman, Tervor Bradley Romsdahl, Edgar Benjamin Cahoon, Robert Earl Minto, Chunyu Zhang
  • Publication number: 20210254092
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods of producing insect pheromone precursors and genetically modified plants capable of producing insect pheromone precursors. The genetically modified plants include a heterologous gene encoding at least one silencing suppressor protein and at least one enzyme selected from the group consisting of a fatty acyl desaturase, a fatty acyl elongase, a fatty acyl reductase, and an acyl-CoA oxidase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2021
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Inventors: Jan Christer Lofstedt, Per Fredrik Hofvander, Baojian Ding, Yihan Xia, Honglei Wang, Carin Ingegerd Jarl-Sunesson, Edgar Benjamin Cahoon, Agenor Mafra-Neto
  • Publication number: 20210115352
    Abstract: Various liquid and semisolid lubricant compositions are provided, in particular lubricant compositions are provided which have been chemically modified to increase a concentration of triacylglyceride estolide content. The estolides can be produced via esterification with one or more fatty acids such as palmitoleic acid, oleic acid, linoleic acid, lauric acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid, or a combination thereof. Both liquid and semisolid lubricant compositions are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: Diana Berman, Kent Dean Chapman, Trevor Bradley Romsdahl, Edgar Benjamin Cahoon, Robert Earl Minto, Chunyu Zhang, Asghar Shirani
  • Publication number: 20210079312
    Abstract: Various liquid and semisolid lubricant compositions are provided, in particular lubricant compositions containing oil from the seeds of the Brassicaceae Orychophragmus violaceus, preferably those that have been esterified with one or more fatty acids such as palmitoleic acid, oleic acid, linoleic acid, lauric acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid, or a combination thereof. In various aspects, lubricant compositions are provided that include a petroleum or a synthetic base oil and about 40% or less by weight of a liquid lubricant composition containing oil from the seeds of the Brassicaceae Orychophragmus violaceus, preferably those that have been esterified with one or more fatty acids. In various aspects, semisolid lubricant composition are provided containing an emulsion of (i) a thickener and (ii) an oil from the seeds of the Brassicaceae Orychophragmus violaceus, preferably those that have been esterified with one or more fatty acids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Diana BERMAN, Kent Dean CHAPMAN, Tervor Bradley ROMSDAHL, Edgar Benjamin CAHOON, Robert Earl MINTO, Chunyu ZHANG
  • Publication number: 20140154720
    Abstract: This invention relates to an isolated nucleic acid fragment encoding a diacylglycerol acyltransferase. The invention also relates to the construction of a chimeric gene encoding all or a portion of the diacylglycerol acyltransferase, in sense or antisense orientation, wherein expression of the chimeric gene results in production of altered levels of the diacylglycerol acyltransferase in a transformed host cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Karlene H Butler, Edgar Benjamin Cahoon, Rebecca E Cahoon, Anthony J Kinney
  • Publication number: 20130252253
    Abstract: This invention relates to an isolated nucleic acid fragment encoding a diacylglycerol acyltransferase. The invention also relates to the construction of a chimeric gene encoding all or a portion of the diacylglycerol acyltransferase, in sense or antisense orientation, wherein expression of the chimeric gene results in production of altered levels of the diacylglycerol acyltransferase in a transformed host cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Karlene H Butler, Edgar Benjamin Cahoon, Rebecca E. Cahoon, Anthony J. Kinney
  • Patent number: 8497362
    Abstract: This invention relates to an isolated nucleic acid fragment encoding a diacylglycerol acyltransferase. The invention also relates to the construction of a chimeric gene encoding all or a portion of the diacylglycerol acyltransferase, in sense or antisense orientation, wherein expression of the chimeric gene results in production of altered levels of the diacylglycerol acyltransferase in a transformed host cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Edgar Benjamin Cahoon, Anthony J. Kinney
  • Patent number: 8288616
    Abstract: The invention provides isolated pyruvate dehydrogenase kinase nucleic acids and their encoded polypeptides. The present invention provides methods and compositions relating to altering pyruvate dehydrogenase kinase levels in plants. The invention further provides recombinant expression cassettes, host cells, transgenic plants, and antibody compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Edgar Benjamin Cahoon, Rebecca E. Cahoon, Saverio Carl Falco, Yiwen Fang, Sabine S. Hantke, Anthony J. Kinney, Jian-Ming Lee, Zhongsen Li, Guo-Hua Miao, Michele Morgante, Xiping Niu, Joan T. Odell, J. Antoni Rafalski, Hajime Sakai, Peizhong Zheng, Quinn Qun Zhu
  • Publication number: 20120174253
    Abstract: Transgenic oilseed plants, plant material, plant cells, and genetic constructs for synthesis of polyhydroxyalkanoates (“PHA”) are provided. In a preferred embodiment, the transgenic oilseed plants synthesize (poly)3-hydroxybutyrate (“PHB”) in the seed. Genes utilized include phaA, phaB, phaC, all of which are known in the art. The genes can be introduced in the plant, plant tissue, or plant cell using conventional plant molecular biology techniques.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Inventors: Nii Patterson, Jihong Tang, Edgar Benjamin Cahoon, Jan G. Jaworski, Wenyu Yang, Oliver P. Peoples, Kristi D. Snell
  • Publication number: 20120004125
    Abstract: This invention relates to an isolated nucleic acid fragment encoding a diacylglycerol acyltransferase. The invention also relates to the construction of a chimeric gene encoding all or a portion of the diacylglycerol acyltransferase, in sense or antisense orientation, wherein expression of the chimeric gene results in production of altered levels of the diacylglycerol acyltransferase in a transformed host cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Applicant: E.I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Rebecca E. Cahoon, Edgar Benjamin Cahoon, Karlene H. Butler, Anthony J. Kinney
  • Patent number: 8084074
    Abstract: Oilseed plants which have been transformed to produce at least 8.0% arachidonic acid (ARA) as well as uses of oils and seeds obtained from such transformed plants in a variety of food and feed applications are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: E. I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Anthony J. Kinney, Edgar Benjamin Cahoon, Howard Glenn Damude, William D. Hitz, Zhan-Bin Liu, Charles W. Kolar, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20110269983
    Abstract: Oilseed plants which have been transformed to produce very long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, recombinant constructs used in such transformations, methods for producing such fatty acids in a plant are described and uses of oils and seeds obtained from such transformed plants in a variety of food and feed applications are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2011
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: ANTHONY J. KINNEY, EDGAR BENJAMIN CAHOON, HOWARD GLENN DAMUDE, ZHAN-BIN LIU
  • Publication number: 20110189339
    Abstract: The preparation and use of nucleic acid fragments encoding plant fatty acid modifying enzymes associated with conjugated double bond formation or functionally equivalent subfragments thereof are disclosed. Chimeric genes incorporating such nucleic acid fragments or functionally equivalent subfragments thereof or complement thereof and suitable regulatory sequences can be used to create transgenic plants having altered lipid profiles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Applicant: E.I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Edgar Benjamin Cahoon, Thomas J. Carlson, William Dean Hitz, Kevin G. Ripp
  • Publication number: 20090293149
    Abstract: The preparation and use of nucleic acid fragments encoding plant fatty acid modifying enzymes associated with modification of the delta-9 position of fatty acids, in particular, formation of conjugated double bonds are disclosed. Chimeric genes incorporating such nucleic acid fragments and suitable regulatory sequences can be used to create transgenic plants having altered lipid profiles. The preparation and use of nucleic acid fragments encoding plant fatty acid modifying enzymes associated with formation of a trans delta-12 double bond also are disclosed. Chimeric genes incorporating such nucleic acid fragments and suitable regulatory sequences can be used to create transgenic plants having altered lipid profiles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2007
    Publication date: November 26, 2009
    Inventors: Edgar Benjamin Cahoon, William Dean Hitz, Kevin G. Ripp
  • Publication number: 20080220143
    Abstract: Oilseed plants which have been transformed to produce at least 8.0% arachidonic acid (ARA) as well as uses of oils and seeds obtained from such transformed plants in a variety of food and feed applications are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2007
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Inventors: Anthony J. Kinney, Edgar Benjamin Cahoon, Howard Glenn Damude, William D. Hitz, Zhan-Bin Liu, Charles W. Kolar
  • Publication number: 20080171860
    Abstract: The preparation and use of nucleic acid fragments encoding plant fatty acid modifying enzymes associated with conjugated double bond formation or functionally equivalent subfragments thereof are disclosed. Chimeric genes incorporating such nucleic acid fragments or functionally equivalent subfragments thereof or complement thereof and suitable regulatory sequences can be used to create transgenic plants having altered lipid profiles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2007
    Publication date: July 17, 2008
    Inventors: Edgar Benjamin Cahoon, Thomas J. Carlson, William Dean Hitz, Kevin G. Ripp
  • Patent number: 7244563
    Abstract: The preparation and use of nucleic acid fragments encoding plant fatty acid modifying enzymes associated with conjugated double bond formation or functionally equivalent subfragments thereof are disclosed. Chimeric genes incorporating such nucleic acid fragments or functionally equivalent subfragments thereof or complement thereof and suitable regulatory sequences can be used to create transgenic plants having altered lipid profiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2007
    Assignee: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Edgar Benjamin Cahoon, Thomas J. Carlson, William Dean Hitz, Kevin G. Ripp
  • Publication number: 20040172682
    Abstract: Oilseed plants which have been transformed to produce very long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, recombinant constructs used in such transformations, methods for producing such fatty acids in a plant are described and uses of oils and seeds obtained from such transformed plants in a variety of food and feed applications are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2004
    Publication date: September 2, 2004
    Inventors: Anthony J. Kinney, Edgar Benjamin Cahoon, Howard Glenn Damude, William D. Hitz, Zhan-Bin Liu, Charles W. Kolar
  • Publication number: 20030204871
    Abstract: The preparation and use of nucleic acid fragments encoding plant fatty acid modifying enzymes associated with modification of the delta-9 position of fatty acids, in particular, formation of conjugated double bonds are disclosed. Chimeric genes incorporating such nucleic acid fragments and suitable regulatory sequences can be used to create transgenic plants having altered lipid profiles. The preparation and use of nucleic acid fragments encoding plant fatty acid modifying enzymes associated with formation of a trans delta-12 double bond also are disclosed. Chimeric genes incorporating such nucleic acid fragments and suitable regulatory sequences can be used to create transgenic plants having altered lipid profiles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2003
    Publication date: October 30, 2003
    Inventors: Edgar Benjamin Cahoon, William Dean Hitz, Kevin G. Ripp
  • Publication number: 20030200563
    Abstract: This invention relates to an isolated nucleic acid fragment encoding an acyltransferase, more specifically a phospholipid:diacylglycerol acyltransferase. The invention also relates to the construction of a recombinant DNA construct encoding all or a portion of the phospholipid:diacylglycerol acyltransferase, in sense or antisense orientation, wherein expression of the recombinant DNA construct results in production of altered levels of the phospholipid:diacylglycerol acyltransferase in a transformed host cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2002
    Publication date: October 23, 2003
    Inventors: Karlene H. Butler, Rebecca E. Cahoon, Omolayo O. Famodu, Sarah E. Hall, Edgar Benjamin Cahoon