Patents by Inventor Genhai Zhu

Genhai Zhu 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: 20220251597
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for controlling pests are provided. The methods involve transforming organisms with a nucleic acid sequence encoding an insecticidal protein. In particular, the nucleic acid sequences are useful for preparing plants and microorganisms that possess insecticidal activity. Thus, transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, plant tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions are insecticidal nucleic acids and proteins of bacterial species. The sequences find use in the construction of expression vectors for subsequent transformation into organisms of interest including plants, as probes for the isolation of other homologous (or partially homologous) genes. The pesticidal proteins find use in controlling, inhibiting growth or killing Lepidopteran, Coleopteran, Dipteran, fungal, Hemipteran and nematode pest populations and for producing compositions with insecticidal activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2022
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: HEATHER KOZY, JARRED KENNETH ORAL, UTE SCHELLENBERGER, JUN-ZHI WEI, WEIPING XIE, XIAOHONG ZHONG, GENHAI ZHU
  • Patent number: 11396660
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for controlling pests are provided. The methods involve transforming organisms with a nucleic acid sequence encoding an insecticidal protein. In particular, the nucleic acid sequences are useful for preparing plants and microorganisms that possess insecticidal activity. Thus, transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, plant tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions are insecticidal nucleic acids and proteins of bacterial species. The sequences find use in the construction of expression vectors for subsequent transformation into organisms of interest including plants, as probes for the isolation of other homologous (or partially homologous) genes. The pesticidal proteins find use in controlling, inhibiting growth or killing Lepidopteran, Coleopteran, Dipteran, fungal, Hemipteran and nematode pest populations and for producing compositions with insecticidal activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Inventors: Heather Kozy, Jarred Kenneth Oral, Ute Schellenberger, Jun-Zhi Wei, Weiping Xie, Xiaohong Zhong, Genhai Zhu
  • Publication number: 20220195454
    Abstract: Biological strains, compositions, and methods of using the strains and compositions for reducing overall insect damage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2021
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: BRIAN J GIBBONS, STEVEN D GRUVER, LU LIU, YOUNG-JUN PARK, JUN-ZHI WEI, GENHAI ZHU
  • Patent number: 11325949
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for controlling pests are provided. The methods involve transforming organisms with a nucleic acid sequence encoding an insecticidal protein. In particular, the nucleic acid sequences are useful for preparing plants and microorganisms that possess insecticidal activity. Thus, transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, plant tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions are insecticidal nucleic acids and proteins of bacterial species. The sequences find use in the construction of expression vectors for subsequent transformation into organisms of interest including plants, as probes for the isolation of other homologous (or partially homologous) genes. The pesticidal proteins find use in controlling, inhibiting growth or killing Lepidopteran, Coleopteran, Dipteran, fungal, Hemipteran and nematode pest populations and for producing compositions with insecticidal activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Inventors: Scott Diehn, James J English, Lu Liu, Azalea S Ong, Jarred Kenneth Oral, Barbara Rosen, Ute Schellenberger, Ingrid Udranszky, Jun-Zhi Wei, Weiping Xie, Genhai Zhu
  • Publication number: 20220056082
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for controlling pests are provided. The methods involve transforming organisms with a nucleic acid sequence encoding an insecticidal protein. In particular, the nucleic acid sequences are useful for preparing plants and microorganisms that possess insecticidal activity. Thus, transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, plant tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions are insecticidal nucleic acids and proteins of bacterial species. The sequences find use in the construction of expression vectors for subsequent transformation into organisms of interest including plants, as probes for the isolation of other homologous (or partially homologous) genes. The pesticidal proteins find use in controlling, inhibiting growth or killing Lepidopteran, Coleopteran, Dipteran, fungal, Hemipteran and nematode pest populations and for producing compositions with insecticidal activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2021
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: STEVEN D GRUVER, HEATHER KOZY, JESSICA O'REAR, BARBARA ROSEN, UTE SCHELLENBERGER, JUN-ZHI WEI, WEIPING XIE, XIAOHONG ZHONG, GENHAI ZHU
  • Publication number: 20220056469
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for controlling pests are provided. The methods involve transforming organisms with a nucleic acid sequence encoding an insecticidal protein. In particular, the nucleic acid sequences are useful for preparing plants and microorganisms that possess insecticidal activity. Thus, transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, plant tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions are insecticidal nucleic acids and proteins of bacterial species. The sequences find use in the construction of expression vectors for subsequent transformation into organisms of interest including plants, as probes for the isolation of other homologous (or partially homologous) genes. The pesticidal proteins find use in controlling, inhibiting growth or killing Lepidopteran, Coleopteran, Dipteran, fungal, Hemipteran and nematode pest populations and for producing compositions with insecticidal activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: DANIEL J ALTIER, JENNIFER KARA BARRY, CHRISTIAN BARTHOLOMAY, HUA DONG, RYAN MICHAEL GERBER, JACOB GILLIAM, STEVEN D GRUVER, LU LIU, JARRED KENNETH ORAL, JESSICA O'REAR, UTE SCHELLENBERGER, ERIC SCHEPERS, DANIEL JAMES THORPE, THOMAS CHAD WOLFE, WEIPING XIE, NASSER YALPANI, YOU YOU, GENHAI ZHU
  • Publication number: 20220024993
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for controlling pests are provided. The methods involve transforming organisms with a nucleic acid sequence encoding an insecticidal protein. In particular, the nucleic acid sequences are useful for preparing plants and microorganisms that possess insecticidal activity. Thus, transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, plant tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions are insecticidal nucleic acids and proteins of bacterial species. The sequences find use in the construction of expression vectors for subsequent transformation into organisms of interest including plants, as probes for the isolation of other homologous (or partially homologous) genes. The pesticidal proteins find use in controlling, inhibiting growth or killing Lepidopteran, Coleopteran, Dipteran, fungal, Hemipteran and nematode pest populations and for producing compositions with insecticidal activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2021
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: STEVEN D GRUVER, LU LIU, BARBARA ROSEN, UTE SCHELLENBERGER, JUN-ZHI WEI, WEIPING XIE, GENHAI ZHU
  • Publication number: 20220010330
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for controlling pests are provided. The methods involve transforming organisms with a nucleic acid sequence encoding an insecticidal protein. In particular, the nucleic acid sequences are useful for preparing plants and microorganisms that possess insecticidal activity. Thus, transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, plant tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions are insecticidal nucleic acids and proteins of bacterial species. The sequences find use in the construction of expression vectors for subsequent transformation into organisms of interest including plants, as probes for the isolation of other homologous (or partially homologous) genes. The pesticidal proteins find use in controlling, inhibiting growth or killing Lepidopteran, Coleopteran, Dipteran, fungal, Hemipteran and nematode pest populations and for producing compositions with insecticidal activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Applicants: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC., E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: JENNIFER KARA BARRY, RYAN MICHAEL GERBER, LU LIU, AMY LUM, ERIC SCHEPERS, NASSER YALPANI, GENHAI ZHU
  • Patent number: 11203619
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for controlling pests are provided. The methods involve transforming organisms with a nucleic acid sequence encoding an insecticidal protein. In particular, the nucleic acid sequences are useful for preparing plants and microorganisms that possess insecticidal activity. Thus, transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, plant tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions are insecticidal nucleic acids and proteins of bacterial species. The sequences find use in the construction of expression vectors for subsequent transformation into organisms of interest including plants, as probes for the isolation of other homologous (or partially homologous) genes. The pesticidal proteins find use in controlling, inhibiting growth or killing Lepidopteran, Coleopteran, Dipteran, fungal, Hemipteran and nematode pest populations and for producing compositions with insecticidal activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Inventors: Steven D Gruver, Heather Kozy, Jessica O'Rear, Barbara Rosen, Ute Schellenberger, Jun-Zhi Wei, Weiping Xie, Xiaohong Zhong, Genhai Zhu
  • Patent number: 11174295
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for controlling pests are provided. The methods involve transforming organisms with a nucleic acid sequence encoding an insecticidal protein. In particular, the nucleic acid sequences are useful for preparing plants and microorganisms that possess insecticidal activity. Thus, transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, plant tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions are insecticidal nucleic acids and proteins of bacterial species. The sequences find use in the construction of expression vectors for subsequent transformation into organisms of interest including plants, as probes for the isolation of other homologous (or partially homologous) genes. The pesticidal proteins find use in controlling, inhibiting growth or killing Lepidopteran, Coleopteran, Dipteran, fungal, Hemipteran and nematode pest populations and for producing compositions with insecticidal activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Inventors: Steven D Gruver, Lu Liu, Barbara Rosen, Ute Schellenberger, Jun-Zhi Wei, Weiping Xie, Genhai Zhu
  • Patent number: 11162112
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for controlling pests are provided. The methods involve transforming organisms with a nucleic acid sequence encoding an insecticidal protein. In particular, the nucleic acid sequences are useful for preparing plants and microorganisms that possess insecticidal activity. Thus, transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, plant tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions are insecticidal nucleic acids and proteins of bacterial species. The sequences find use in the construction of expression vectors for subsequent transformation into organisms of interest including plants, as probes for the isolation of other homologous (or partially homologous) genes. The pesticidal proteins find use in controlling, inhibiting growth or killing Lepidopteran, Coleopteran, Dipteran, fungal, Hemipteran and nematode pest populations and for producing compositions with insecticidal activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Inventors: Jennifer Kara Barry, Ryan Michael Gerber, Lu Liu, Amy Lum, Eric Schepers, Nasser Yalpani, Genhai Zhu
  • Publication number: 20210246465
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for controlling pests are provided. The methods involve transforming organisms with a nucleic acid sequence encoding an insecticidal protein. In particular, the nucleic acid sequences are useful for preparing plants and microorganisms that possess insecticidal activity. Thus, transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, plant tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions are insecticidal nucleic acids and proteins of bacterial species. The sequences find use in the construction of expression vectors for subsequent transformation into organisms of interest including plants, as probes for the isolation of other homologous (or partially homologous) genes. The pesticidal proteins find use in controlling, inhibiting growth or killing Lepidopteran, Coleopteran, Dipteran, fungal, Hemipteran and nematode pest populations and for producing compositions with insecticidal activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2021
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: DANIEL J ALTIER, JENNIFER KARA BARRY, RYAN MICHAEL GERBER, STEVEN D GRUVER, LU LIU, UTE SCHELLENBERGER, JUN-ZHI WEI, WEIPING XIE, NASSER YALPANI, GENHAI ZHU
  • Patent number: 11021716
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for controlling pests are provided. The methods involve transforming organisms with a nucleic acid sequence encoding an insecticidal protein. In particular, the nucleic acid sequences are useful for preparing plants and microorganisms that possess insecticidal activity. Thus, transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, plant tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions are insecticidal nucleic acids and proteins of bacterial species. The sequences find use in the construction of expression vectors for subsequent transformation into organisms of interest including plants, as probes for the isolation of other homologous (or partially homologous) genes. The pesticidal proteins find use in controlling, inhibiting growth or killing Lepidopteran, Coleopteran, Dipteran, fungal, Hemipteran and nematode pest populations and for producing compositions with insecticidal activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventors: Daniel J Altier, Jennifer Kara Barry, Ryan Michael Gerber, Steven D Gruver, Lu Liu, Ute Schellenberger, Jun-Zhi Wei, Weiping Xie, Nasser Yalpani, Genhai Zhu
  • Patent number: 11008585
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for controlling pests are provided. The methods involve transforming organisms with a nucleic acid sequence encoding an insecticidal protein. In particular, the nucleic acid sequences are useful for preparing plants and microorganisms that possess insecticidal activity. Thus, transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, plant tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions are insecticidal nucleic acids and proteins of bacterial species. The sequences find use in the construction of expression vectors for subsequent transformation into organisms of interest including plants, as probes for the isolation of other homologous (or partially homologous) genes. The pesticidal proteins find use in controlling, inhibiting growth or killing Lepidopteran, Coleopteran, Dipteran, fungal, Hemipteran and nematode pest populations and for producing compositions with insecticidal activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Inventors: Jennifer Kara Barry, Christian Bartholomay, Louisa D'Lima, James J. English, Kevin Robert Hayes, Lu Liu, Amy Lum, Brad Poland, Eric Jude Schepers, Weiping Xie, Nasser Yalpani, Genhai Zhu
  • Publication number: 20210139930
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for controlling pests are provided. The methods involve transforming organisms with a nucleic acid sequence encoding an insecticidal protein. In particular, the nucleic acid sequences are useful for preparing plants and microorganisms that possess insecticidal activity. Thus, transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, plant tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions are insecticidal nucleic acids and proteins of bacterial species. The sequences find use in the construction of expression vectors for subsequent transformation into organisms of interest including plants, as probes for the isolation of other homologous (or partially homologous) genes. The pesticidal proteins find use in controlling, inhibiting growth or killing Lepidopteran, Coleopteran, Dipteran, fungal, Hemipteran and nematode pest populations and for producing compositions with insecticidal activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicants: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC., E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: JENNIFER KARA BARRY, RYAN MICHAEL GERBER, LU LIU, AMY LUM, ERIC SCHEPERS, NASSER YALPANI, GENHAI ZHU
  • Publication number: 20210108223
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for controlling pests are provided. The methods involve transforming organisms with a nucleic acid sequence encoding an insecticidal protein. In particular, the nucleic acid sequences are useful for preparing plants and microorganisms that possess insecticidal activity. Thus, transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, plant tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions are insecticidal nucleic acids and proteins of bacterial species. The sequences find use in the construction of expression vectors for subsequent transformation into organisms of interest including plants, as probes for the isolation of other homologous (or partially homologous) genes. The pesticidal proteins find use in controlling, inhibiting growth or killing Lepidopteran, Coleopteran, Dipteran, fungal, Hemipteran and nematode pest populations and for producing compositions with insecticidal activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicants: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC., E. I. DUPONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: JENNIFER KARA BARRY, CHRISTIAN BARTHOLOMAY, LOUISA D'LIMA, JAMES J ENGLISH, KEVIN HAYES, LU LIU, AMY LUM, BRAD POLAND, ERIC SCHEPERS, WEIPING XIE, NASSER YALPANI, GENHAI ZHU
  • Publication number: 20210007361
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for controlling pests are provided. The methods involve transforming organisms with a nucleic acid sequence encoding an insecticidal protein. In particular, the nucleic acid sequences are useful for preparing plants and microorganisms that possess insecticidal activity. Thus, transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, plant tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions are insecticidal nucleic acids and proteins of bacterial species. The sequences find use in the construction of expression vectors for subsequent transformation into organisms of interest including plants, as probes for the isolation of other homologous (or partially homologous) genes. The pesticidal proteins find use in controlling, inhibiting growth or killing Lepidopteran, Coleopteran, Dipteran, fungal, Hemipteran and nematode pest populations and for producing compositions with insecticidal activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: STEVEN D GRUVER, HEATHER KOZY, JESSICA O'REAR, BARBARA ROSEN, UTE SCHELLENBERGER, JUN-ZHI WEI, WEIPING XIE, XIAOHONG ZHONG, GENHAI ZHU
  • Publication number: 20200404926
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for controlling pests are provided. The methods involve transforming organisms with a nucleic acid sequence encoding an insecticidal protein. In particular, the nucleic acid sequences are useful for preparing plants and microorganisms that possess insecticidal activity. Thus, transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, plant tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions are insecticidal nucleic acids and proteins of bacterial species. The sequences find use in the construction of expression vectors for subsequent transformation into organisms of interest including plants, as probes for the isolation of other homologous (or partially homologous) genes. The pesticidal proteins find use in controlling, inhibiting growth or killing Lepidopteran, Coleopteran, Dipteran, fungal, Hemipteran and nematode pest populations and for producing compositions with insecticidal activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: SCOTT DIEHN, JAMES J ENGLISH, LU LIU, AZALEA S ONG, JARRED KENNETH ORAL, BARBARA ROSEN, UTE SCHELLENBERGER, INGRID UDRANSZKY, JUN-ZHI WEI, WEIPING XIE, GENHAI ZHU
  • Patent number: 10820596
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for controlling pests are provided. The methods involve transforming organisms with a nucleic acid sequence encoding an insecticidal protein. In particular, the nucleic acid sequences are useful for preparing plants and microorganisms that possess insecticidal activity. Thus, transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, plant tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions are insecticidal nucleic acids and proteins of bacterial species. The sequences find use in the construction of expression vectors for subsequent transformation into organisms of interest including plants, as probes for the isolation of other homologous (or partially homologous) genes. The pesticidal proteins find use in controlling, inhibiting growth or killing Lepidopteran, Coleopteran, Dipteran, fungal, Hemipteran and nematode pest populations and for producing compositions with insecticidal activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Steven D Gruver, Heather Kozy, Jessica O'Rear, Barbara Rosen, Ute Schellenberger, Jun-Zhi Wei, Weiping Xie, Xiaohong Zhong, Genhai Zhu
  • Publication number: 20200331971
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for controlling pests are provided. The methods involve transforming organisms with a nucleic acid sequence encoding an insecticidal protein. In particular, the nucleic acid sequences are useful for preparing plants and microorganisms that possess insecticidal activity. Thus, transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, plant tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions are insecticidal nucleic acids and proteins of bacterial species. The sequences find use in the construction of expression vectors for subsequent transformation into organisms of interest including plants, as probes for the isolation of other homologous (or partially homologous) genes. The pesticidal proteins find use in controlling, inhibiting growth or killing Lepidopteran, Coleopteran, Dipteran, fungal, Hemipteran and nematode pest populations and for producing compositions with insecticidal activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: STEVEN D GRUVER, LU LIU, BARBARA ROSEN, UTE SCHELLENBERGER, JUN-ZHI WEI, WEIPING XIE, GENHAI ZHU