Patents by Inventor James Kevin Presnail

James Kevin Presnail 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: 20170318814
    Abstract: Methods and compositions are provided which employ a silencing element that, when ingested by a pest, such as a Coleopteran plant pest or a Diabrotica plant pest, decrease the expression of a target sequence in the pest. In specific embodiments, the decrease in expression of the target sequence controls the pest and thereby the methods and compositions are capable of limiting damage to a plant. The present invention provides various target polynucleotides set forth in any one of SEQ ID NOS: 1-236 or active variants and fragments thereof, wherein a decrease in expression of one or more the sequences in the target pest controls the pest (i.e., has insecticidal activity). Further provided are silencing elements which when ingested by the pest decrease the level of the target polypeptide and thereby control the pest. In specific embodiment, the pest is D. virgifera, D. barberi, D. speciosa, or D. undecimpunctata howardi.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Applicant: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: KAREN E BROGLIE, KEVIN ANDREW KRISS, ALBERT LAURENCE LU, MANI MUTHALAGI, JAMES KEVIN PRESNAIL
  • Publication number: 20170290338
    Abstract: Methods and compositions are provided which employ a silencing element that, when ingested by a pest, such as a Coleopteran plant pest or a Diabrotica plant pest, decrease the expression of a target sequence in the pest. In specific embodiments, the decrease in expression of the target sequence controls the pest and thereby the methods and compositions are capable of limiting damage to a plant. The present invention provides various target polynucleotides set forth in any one of SEQ ID NOS: 1-236 or active variants and fragments thereof, wherein a decrease in expression of one or more the sequences in the target pest controls the pest (i.e., has insecticidal activity). Further provided are silencing elements which when ingested by the pest decrease the level of the target polypeptide and thereby control the pest. In specific embodiment, the pest is D. virgifera virgifera, D. barberi, D. speciosa, or D. undecimpunctata howardi.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Applicant: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Karen E. Broglie, Kevin Kriss, Albert Lu, Mani Muthalagi, James Kevin Presnail
  • Publication number: 20170247719
    Abstract: Methods and compositions are provided which employ a silencing element that, when ingested by a plant insect pest, such as a Coleopteran plant pest or a Diabrotica plant pest, decrease the expression of a target sequence in the pest. Disclosed are various target polynucleotides set forth in any one of SEQ ID NOS: 1-33 disclosed herein, (but not including the forward and reverse primers.) or variants and fragments thereof, or complements thereof, wherein a decrease in expression of one or more of the sequences in the target pest controls the pest (i.e., has insecticidal activity). Plants, plant parts, bacteria and other host cells comprising the silencing elements or an active variant or fragment thereof of the invention are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Applicants: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC., E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: XU HU, JAMES KEVIN PRESNAIL
  • Publication number: 20170245501
    Abstract: Methods and compositions are provided which employ a silencing element that, when ingested by a pest, such as a Coleopteran plant pest or a Diabrotica plant pest, decrease the expression of a target sequence in the pest. In specific embodiments, the decrease in expression of the target sequence controls the pest and thereby the methods and compositions are capable of limiting damage to a plant. The present invention provides various target polynucleotides set forth in any one of SEQ ID NOS: 1-236 or active variants and fragments thereof, wherein a decrease in expression of one or more the sequences in the target pest controls the pest (i.e., has insecticidal activity). Further provided are silencing elements which when ingested by the pest decrease the level of the target polypeptide and thereby control the pest. In specific embodiment, the pest is D. virgifera virgifera, D. barberi, D. speciosa, or D. undecimpunctata howardi.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Applicant: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Karen E. Broglie, Kevin Kriss, Albert Lu, Mani Muthalagi, James Kevin Presnail
  • Publication number: 20170175133
    Abstract: Methods and compositions are provided which employ a silencing element that, when ingested by a pest, such as a pest from the Lepidoptera order, they are capable of decreasing the expression of a target sequence in the pest. In specific embodiments, the decrease in expression of the target sequence controls the pest and thereby the methods and compositions are capable of limiting damage to a plant. The present invention provides target polynucleotides encoding polypeptides from specific protein families and various target polynucleotides set forth in SEQ ID NOS: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, or 50 or active variants and fragments thereof, wherein a decrease in expression of one or more the sequences in the target pest controls the pest (i.e., has insecticidal activity).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Applicants: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC., E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: RAFAEL HERRMANN, MICHAEL LASSNER, ALBERT L. LU, MARK EDWARD NELSON, JAMES KEVIN PRESNAIL, JANET A. RICE
  • Publication number: 20170099844
    Abstract: Entomopathogenic fungal strains, compositions, and methods of using the strains for reducing overall insect damage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Applicants: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC., E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: DENNY JOSEPH BRUCK, FREDERICK C BURNS, II, JAMES KEVIN PRESNAIL
  • Patent number: 9617559
    Abstract: Methods and compositions are provided which employ a silencing element that, when ingested by a pest, such as a pest from the Lepidoptera order, they are capable of decreasing the expression of a target sequence in the pest. Further provided are silencing elements which when ingested by the pest decrease the level of the target polypeptide and thereby control the pest. In specific embodiment, the pest is Spodoptera frugiperda. Plants, plant part, bacteria and other host cells comprising the silencing elements or an active variant or fragment thereof of the invention are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignees: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC., E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Rafael Herrmann, Michael Lassner, Albert L. Lu, Mark Edward Nelson, James Kevin Presnail, Janet A. Rice
  • Publication number: 20160108425
    Abstract: Methods and compositions are provided which employ a silencing element that, when ingested by a pest, such as a Pentatomidae plant pest, decrease the expression of a target sequence in the pest. The present invention provides various target polynucleotides set forth in any one of SEQ ID NOS: 6-12, 18-40 or active variants and fragments thereof, wherein a decrease in expression of one or more the sequences in the target pest controls the pest (i.e., has insecticidal activity). Plants, plant part, bacteria and other host cells comprising the silencing elements or an active variant or fragment thereof of the invention are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Inventors: BRIAN MCGONIGLE, JAMES KEVIN PRESNAIL, NAVDEEP SINGH MUTTI
  • Publication number: 20150305341
    Abstract: Methods and compositions are provided which employ a silencing element that, when ingested by a pest, such as a Coleopteran plant pest or a Diabrotica plant pest, decrease the expression of a target sequence in the pest. In specific embodiments, the decrease in expression of the target sequence controls the pest and thereby the methods and compositions are capable of limiting damage to a plant. The present invention provides various target polynucleotides set forth in any one of SEQ ID NOS: 1-236 or active variants and fragments thereof, wherein a decrease in expression of one or more the sequences in the target pest controls the pest (i.e., has insecticidal activity). Further provided are silencing elements which when ingested by the pest decrease the level of the target polypeptide and thereby control the pest. In specific embodiment, the pest is D. virgifera virgifera, D. barberi, D. speciosa, or D. undecimpunctata howardi.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Applicant: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Karen E. Broglie, Kevin Kriss, Albert L. Lu, Mani Muthalagi, James Kevin Presnail
  • Publication number: 20150052643
    Abstract: Methods and compositions are provided which employ a silencing element that, when ingested by a pest, such as a Pentatomidae plant pest or a N. viridula, Acrosternum hilare, Piezodorus guildini, and/or Halymorpha halys plant pest, decrease the expression of a target sequence in the pest. In specific embodiments, the decrease in expression of the target sequence controls the pest and thereby the methods and compositions are capable of limiting damage to a plant. The present invention provides various target polynucleotides set forth in any one of SEQ ID NOS: 1-292 or 302-304 or active variants and fragments thereof, wherein a decrease in expression of one or more the sequences in the target pest controls the pest (i.e., has insecticidal activity). Further provided are silencing elements which when ingested by the pest decrease the level of the target polypeptide and thereby control the pest. In specific embodiment, the pest is Pentatomidae.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: KAREN E. BROGLIE, DAVID CHARLES CERF, RAFAEL HERRMANN, ALBERT L. LU, BRIAN MCGONIGLE, JAMES KEVIN PRESNAIL
  • Publication number: 20150025124
    Abstract: Methods and compositions are provided which employ a silencing element that, when ingested by a pest, such as a pest from the Lepidoptera order, they are capable of decreasing the expression of a target sequence in the pest. In specific embodiments, the decrease in expression of the target sequence controls the pest and thereby the methods and compositions are capable of limiting damage to a plant. The present invention provides target polynucleotides encoding polypeptides from specific protein families and various target polynucleotides set forth in SEQ ID NOS: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, or 50 or active variants and fragments thereof, wherein a decrease in expression of one or more the sequences in the target pest controls the pest (i.e., has insecticidal activity).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: RAFAEL HERRMANN, MICHAEL LASSNER, ALBERT L. LU, MARK EDWARD NELSON, JAMES KEVIN PRESNAIL, JANET A. RICE
  • Publication number: 20140343131
    Abstract: Methods and compositions are provided which employ a silencing element that, when ingested by a pest, such as a pest from the Lygus genus, they are capable of decreasing the expression of a target sequence in the pest. In specific embodiments, the decrease in expression of the target sequence controls the pest and thereby the methods and compositions are capable of limiting damage to a plant. The present invention provides various target polynucleotides from specific polypeptide families as disclosed herein, and further provides target polynucleotides set forth in SEQ ID NOS:1-21 or active variants thereof, wherein a decrease in expression of one or more the sequences in the target pest controls the pest (i.e., has insecticidal activity). Further provided are silencing elements which when ingested by the pest decrease the level of the target polypeptide and thereby control the pest. In specific embodiment, the pest is Lygus Hesperus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: RAFAEL HERRMANN, Michael Lassner, Albert Laurence Lu, Mark Edward Nelson, James Kevin Presnail, Janet Ann Rice