Patents by Inventor Heike BALVEN-ROSS

Heike BALVEN-ROSS 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: 11180770
    Abstract: In the present invention, HPPD polypeptides and plants containing them showing a full tolerance against one or more HPPD inhibitor herbicides belonging to various chemical classes are described. A set of mutant HPPD polypeptides have been designed which have either no or only a significantly reduced affinity to HPPD inhibitor herbicides and, at the same time, the rate of dissociation of the HPPD inhibitors of the mutant HPPD polypeptide is increased to such an extent that the HPPD inhibitors no longer act as slow-binding or slow, tight-binding inhibitors but, instead of this, have become fully reversible inhibitors. In particular, isolated polynucleotides encoding mutant HPPD polypeptides conferring tolerance to HPPD inhibitor herbicides belonging to various chemical classes are provided. Additionally, amino acid sequences corresponding to the polynucleotides are encompassed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: BASF Agricultural Solutions Seed US LLC
    Inventors: Marc Linka, Fabien Poree, Bernd Laber, Gudrun Lange, Christina Thies, Ernst Weber, Michael Strerath, Sandra Geske, Heike Balven-Ross, Nina Wobst, Wayne Coco, Nikolaus Pawlowski, Jan Tebbe, Manuel Dubald
  • Publication number: 20200239905
    Abstract: In the present invention, HPPD polypeptides and plants containing them showing a full tolerance against one or more HPPD inhibitor herbicides belonging to various chemical classes are described. A set of mutant HPPD polypeptides have been designed which have either no or only a significantly reduced affinity to HPPD inhibitor herbicides and, at the same time, the rate of dissociation of the HPPD inhibitors of the mutant HPPD polypeptide is increased to such an extent that the HPPD inhibitors no longer act as slow-binding or slow, tight-binding inhibitors but, instead of this, have become fully reversible inhibitors. In particular, isolated polynucleotides encoding mutant HPPD polypeptides conferring tolerance to HPPD inhibitor herbicides belonging to various chemical classes are provided. Additionally, amino acid sequences corresponding to the polynucleotides are encompassed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: BASF Agricultural Solutions Seed US LLC
    Inventors: Marc Linka, Fabien Poree, Bernd Laber, Gudrun Lange, Ernst Weber, Michael Strerath, Sandra Geske, Heike Balven-Ross, Nina Wobst, Wayne Coco, Nikolaus Pawlowski, Jan Tebbe, Christina Thies, Manuel Dubald
  • Patent number: 10597674
    Abstract: In the present invention, HPPD polypeptides and plants containing them showing a full tolerance against one or more HPPD inhibitor herbicides belonging to various chemical classes are described. A set of mutant HPPD polypeptides have been designed which have either no or only a significantly reduced affinity to HPPD inhibitor herbicides and, at the same time, the rate of dissociation of the HPPD inhibitors of the mutant HPPD polypeptide is increased to such an extent that the HPPD inhibitors no longer act as slow-binding or slow, tight-binding inhibitors but, instead of this, have become fully reversible inhibitors. In particular, isolated polynucleotides encoding mutant HPPD polypeptides conferring tolerance to HPPD inhibitor herbicides belonging to various chemical classes are provided. Additionally, amino acid sequences corresponding to the polynucleotides are encompassed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: BASF Agricultural Solutions Seed, US LLC
    Inventors: Marc Linka, Fabien Poree, Bernd Laber, Gudrun Lange, Jan Tebbe, Wayne Coco, Michael Strerath, Ernst Weber, Nikolaus Pawlowski, Sandra Geske, Heike Balven-Ross, Nina Wobst, Christina Thies, Manuel Dubald
  • Publication number: 20200063155
    Abstract: In the present invention, HPPD polypeptides and plants containing them showing a full tolerance against one or more HPPD inhibitor herbicides belonging to various chemical classes are described. A set of mutant HPPD polypeptides have been designed which have either no or only a significantly reduced affinity to HPPD inhibitor herbicides and, at the same time, the rate of dissociation of the HPPD inhibitors of the mutant HPPD polypeptide is increased to such an extent that the HPPD inhibitors no longer act as slow-binding or slow, tight-binding inhibitors but, instead of this, have become fully reversible inhibitors. In particular, isolated polynucleotides encoding mutant HPPD polypeptides conferring tolerance to HPPD inhibitor herbicides belonging to various chemical classes are provided. Additionally, amino acid sequences corresponding to the polynucleotides are encompassed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: BASF Agricultural Solutions Seed US LLC
    Inventors: Marc Linka, Fabien Poree, Bernd Laber, Gudrun Lange, Christina Thies, Ernst Weber, Michael Strerath, Sandra Geske, Heike Balven-Ross, Nina Wobst, Wayne Coco, Nikolaus Pawlowski, Jan Tebbe, Manuel Dubald
  • Publication number: 20180208937
    Abstract: In the present invention, HPPD polypeptides and plants containing them showing a full tolerance against one or more HPPD inhibitor herbicides belonging to various chemical classes are described. A set of mutant HPPD polypeptides have been designed which have either no or only a significantly reduced affinity to HPPD inhibitor herbicides and, at the same time, the rate of dissociation of the HPPD inhibitors of the mutant HPPD polypeptide is increased to such an extent that the HPPD inhibitors no longer act as slow-binding or slow, tight-binding inhibitors but, instead of this, have become fully reversible inhibitors. In particular, isolated polynucleotides encoding mutant HPPD polypeptides conferring tolerance to HPPD inhibitor herbicides belonging to various chemical classes are provided. Additionally, amino acid sequences corresponding to the polynucleotides are encompassed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: Marc Linka, Fabien POREE, Bernd LABER, Gudrun LANGE, Jan TEBBE, Wayne COCO, Michael STRERATH, Ernst WEBER, Nikolaus PAWLOWSKI, Sandra GESKE, Heike BALVEN-ROSS, Nina WOBST, Christina THIES, Manuel DUBALD