Patents by Inventor Honor Renee Lafitte

Honor Renee Lafitte 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: 20220132860
    Abstract: The present invention relates to isolated plant growth promoting microbes (PGPMs), isolated cultures of these PGPMs and compositions comprising same, including compositions comprising plants or parts thereof, particularly seeds. The present invention further relates to methods of using these isolated PGPMs, isolated cultures and compositions comprising same for enhancing plant health, plant growth and/or plant yield.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: Michal Shoresh, Christine Clarke, Crystal Lynn Emery, Caroline Kostecki, Victor Kunin, Honor Renee Lafitte, Ulrika Lidstrom, Gregory Linshiz, Jessica Schaffer, Natalia Shestakova, Lawrence Kent Wood
  • Publication number: 20210400985
    Abstract: The present application relates to plant growth promoting microbes (PGPMs), compositions comprising these PGPMs and methods of using these PGPMs and a plant or plant seed, wherein the plant or plant seed comprises at least one grain yield enhancing trait, for enhancing plant health, plant growth and/or plant yield, and/or for preventing, inhibiting, or treating the development of plant pathogens or the development of phytopathogenic diseases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: RICHARD M BROGLIE, CAROLINE KOSTECKI, HONOR RENEE LAFITTE, ULRIKA LIDSTROM, STEVEN R PASZKIEWICZ, JEFFREY R SCHUSSLER, LAWRENCE KENT WOOD
  • Publication number: 20200138038
    Abstract: The present application relates to plant growth promoting microbes (PGPMs), compositions comprising these PGPMs and methods of using these PGPMs and/or compositions for enhancing plant health, plant growth and/or plant yield, and/or for preventing, inhibiting, or treating the development of plant pathogens or the development of phytopathogenic diseases. This application also provides non-naturally occurring plant varieties that are artificially infected with a PGPM descried herein, as well as seed, reproductive tissue, vegetative tissue, regenerative tissues, plant parts, or progeny thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Matthew N. ASHBY, Tsotne JAVAHISHVILI, Caroline KOSTECKI, Victor KUNIN, Honor Renee LAFITTE, Ulrika LIDSTROM, Natalia SHESTAKOVA, Lawrence Kent WOOD
  • Publication number: 20170211088
    Abstract: Isolated polynucleotides and polypeptides and recombinant DNA constructs useful for conferring drought tolerance, compositions (such as plants or seeds) comprising these recombinant DNA constructs, and methods utilizing these recombinant DNA constructs. The recombinant DNA construct comprises a polynucleotide operably linked to a promoter that is functional in a plant, wherein said polynucleotide encodes a DTP6 polypeptide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Inventors: STEPHEN M. ALLEN, HONOR RENEE LAFITTE, JASON L. BROTHERS, KRUPA DESHMUKH, XIAO-YI LI, CHENG LU, STANLEY LUCK, JEFFREY MULLEN, HAJIME SAKAI, JAMES J SAYLOR, SCOTT V. TINGEY, ROBERT WAYNE WILLIAMS
  • Patent number: 9624504
    Abstract: Isolated polynucleotides and polypeptides and recombinant DNA constructs useful for conferring drought tolerance, compositions (such as plants or seeds) comprising these recombinant DNA constructs, and methods utilizing these recombinant DNA constructs. The recombinant DNA construct comprises a polynucleotide operably linked to a promoter that is functional in a plant, wherein said polynucleotide encodes a DTP6 polypeptide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignees: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY, PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen M Allen, Jason L Brothers, Krupa Deshmukh, Honor Renee Lafitte, Xiao-Yi Li, Cheng Lu, Stanley Luck, Jeffrey Mullen, Hajime Sakai, James J Saylor, Scott V Tingey, Robert Wayne Williams
  • Publication number: 20160264988
    Abstract: Isolated polynucleotides and polypeptides and recombinant DNA constructs useful for conferring drought tolerance, compositions (such as plants or seeds) comprising these recombinant DNA constructs, and methods utilizing these recombinant DNA constructs. The recombinant DNA construct comprises a polynucleotide operably linked to a promoter that is functional in a plant, wherein said polynucleotide encodes a RING-H2 polypeptide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: Stephen M. ALLEN, Honor Renee LAFITTE, Stanley LUCK, Hajime SAKAI, Sobhana SIVASANKAR, Robert W. WILLIAMS
  • Publication number: 20160060647
    Abstract: Isolated polynucleotides, polypeptides and recombinant DNA constructs useful for conferring drought tolerance are disclosed. The recombinant DNA construct comprises a promoter that is functional in a plant operably linked to a polynucleotide that encodes a PAP, a DTP25 or a DTP46 polypeptide. Also disclosed are methods of utilizing the recombinant DNA construct and compositions (such as plants or seeds) comprising the recombinant DNA construct.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Applicants: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC., E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: STEPHEN M. ALLEN, HONOR RENEE LAFITTE, STANLEY LUCK, JEFFREY MULLEN, HAJIME SAKAI, RINKU RANJAN SARANGI, ABHIMAN SARASWATHI, SOBHANA SIVASANKAR, SCOTT V. TINGEY, ROBERT W. WILLIAMS
  • Publication number: 20150284737
    Abstract: The invention provides methods for improving plant yield, particularly under nitrogen limiting conditions. According to the invention, applicants have discovered that modulating ACC synthase activity in plants improves yield of plants, even when grown under low nitrogen conditions. The same plants, while demonstrating improved yield over non-modified plants, exhibited no deleterious effects under normal nitrogen conditions. The invention further provides methods using recombinant expression cassettes, host cells and transgenic plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Inventors: Nicholas J. Bate, Sarah T. Collinson, Jeffrey Erwin Habben, Honor Renee Lafitte, Kellie Reimann
  • Patent number: 9008409
    Abstract: A method of evaluating one or more kernels of an ear of maize using digital imagery includes acquiring a digital image of the one or more kernels of the ear of maize, processing the digital image to estimate at least one physical property of the one or more kernels of the ear of maize from the digital image, and evaluating the at least one kernel of maize using the estimate of the at least one physical property of the at least one kernel of maize.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi Bred International Inc
    Inventors: Neil Jonathan Hausmann, Tabare E. Abadie, Mark Cooper, Honor Renee LaFitte, Jeffrey R. Schussler
  • Patent number: 8987553
    Abstract: The invention provides methods for improving plant yield, particularly under nitrogen limiting conditions. According to the invention, applicants have discovered that modulating ACC synthase activity in plants improves yield of plants, even when grown under low nitrogen conditions. The same plants, while demonstrating improved yield over non-modified plants, exhibited no deleterious effects under normal nitrogen conditions. The invention further provides methods using recombinant expression cassettes, host cells and transgenic plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi Bred International Inc
    Inventors: Nicholas J. Bate, Sarah T. Collinson, Jeffrey E. Habben, Honor Renee Lafitte, Kellie Reimann
  • Publication number: 20140223595
    Abstract: Isolated polynucleotides and polypeptides and recombinant DNA constructs useful for conferring drought tolerance, compositions (such as plants or seeds) comprising these recombinant DNA constructs, and methods utilizing these recombinant DNA constructs. The recombinant DNA construct comprises a polynucleotide operably linked to a promoter that is functional in a plant, wherein said polynucleotide encodes a DTP6 polypeptide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Stephen M. Allen, Jason L. Brothers, Krupa Deshmukh, Honor Renee Lafitte, Xiao-Yi Li, Cheng Lu, Stanley Luck, Jeffrey Mullen, Hajime Sakai, James J. Saylor, Scott V. Tingey, Robert Wayne Williams
  • Publication number: 20130266191
    Abstract: A method of evaluating one or more kernels of an ear of maize using digital imagery includes acquiring a digital image of the one or more kernels of the ear of maize, processing the digital image to estimate at least one physical property of the one or more kernels of the ear of maize from the digital image, and evaluating the at least one kernel of maize using the estimate of the at least one physical property of the at least one kernel of maize.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventors: Neil Jonathan Hausmann, Tabare E. Abadie, Mark Cooper, Honor Renee LaFitte, Jeffrey R. Schussler
  • Patent number: 8073235
    Abstract: A method of evaluating one or more kernels of an ear of maize using digital imagery includes acquiring a digital image of the one or more kernels of the ear of maize, processing the digital image to estimate at least one physical property of the one or more kernels of the ear of maize from the digital image, and evaluating the at least one kernel of maize using the estimate of the at least one physical property of the at least one kernel of maize.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventors: Neil Jonathan Hausmann, Tabare E. Abadie, Mark Cooper, Honor Renee Lafitte, Jeffrey R. Schussler
  • Publication number: 20110285844
    Abstract: A method of evaluating one or more kernels of an ear of maize using digital imagery includes acquiring a digital image of the one or more kernels of the ear of maize, processing the digital image to estimate at least one physical property of the one or more kernels of the ear of maize from the digital image, and evaluating the at least one kernel of maize using the estimate of the at least one physical property of the at least one kernel of maize.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Neil Jonathan Hausmann, Tabare E. Abadie, Mark Cooper, Honor Renee LaFitte, Jeffrey R. Schussler
  • Publication number: 20110252505
    Abstract: Methods for modulating plants using optimized ACC synthase down-regulation constructs are disclosed. Also disclosed are nucleotide sequences, constructs, vectors, and modified plant cells, as well as transgenic plants displaying increased seed and/or biomass yield, improved tolerance to abiotic stress such as drought or high plant density, improved nitrogen utilization efficiency and/or reduction in ethylene production.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Xiaoming Bao, Nicholas J. Bate, Jeffrey E. Habben, Honor Renee Lafitte, Kellie Reimann
  • Publication number: 20100287669
    Abstract: The invention provides methods for improving plant yield, particularly under nitrogen limiting conditions. According to the invention, applicants have discovered that modulating ACC synthase activity in plants improves yield of plants, even when grown under low nitrogen conditions. The same plants, while demonstrating improved yield over non-modified plants, exhibited no deleterious effects under normal nitrogen conditions. The invention further provides methods using recombinant expression cassettes, host cells and transgenic plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: NICHOLAS J. BATE, SARAH T. COLLINSON, JEFFREY E. HABBEN, HONOR RENEE LAFITTE, KELLIE REIMANN
  • Publication number: 20090046890
    Abstract: A method of evaluating one or more kernels of an ear of maize using digital imagery includes acquiring a digital image of the one or more kernels of the ear of maize, processing the digital image to estimate at least one physical property of the one or more kernels of the ear of maize from the digital image, and evaluating the at least one kernel of maize using the estimate of the at least one physical property of the at least one kernel of maize.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2007
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Neil Jonathan Hausmann, Tabare E. Abadie, Mark Cooper, Honor Renee Lafitte, Jeffrey R. Schussler