Patents by Inventor James Strickland

James Strickland 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: 11999961
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides approaches for reducing tobacco-specific nitrosamines (TSNAs) in tobacco. Some of these approaches include genetically engineering tobacco plants to increase one or more antioxidants, increase oxygen radicle absorbance capacity (ORAC), increase phenylalanine, or reduce nitrite. Also provided are methods and compositions for producing modified tobacco plants and tobacco products therefrom comprising reduced TSNAs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Chengalrayan Kudithipudi, Dongmei Xu, James Strickland, Yanxin Shen
  • Publication number: 20240117370
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes methods and compositions for improving leaf quality in low-alkaloid tobacco plants, e.g., by combining inducible promoters and non-coding RNAs for suppression of an ornithine decarboxylase (ODC) gene. Also provided are low alkaloid tobacco plants with normal, suppressed, or otherwise altered polyamine levels. Further provided are tobacco plants with altered total alkaloid, nicotine levels, commercially acceptable leaf grade, their development via breeding or transgenic approaches, and production of tobacco products from these tobacco plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2023
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Applicant: ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES LLC
    Inventors: Marcos Fernando de GODOY LUSSO, James A. STRICKLAND, Jesse FREDERICK, Dongmei XU, Chengalrayan KUDITHIPUDI
  • Publication number: 20240102038
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides the identification of genes involved in sucker growth in tobacco. Also provided are promoters that are preferentially active in tobacco axillary buds. Also provided are modified tobacco plants comprising reduced or no sucker growth. Also provided are methods and compositions for producing modified tobacco plants comprising reduced or no sucker growth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Applicant: ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES LLC
    Inventors: Dongmei XU, Jesse FREDERICK, Chengalrayan KUDITHIPUDI, Yanxin SHEN, James STRICKLAND, Jaemo YANG
  • Publication number: 20240035042
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides the identification of genes involved in sucker growth in tobacco. Also provided are promoters that are preferentially active in tobacco axillary buds. Also provided are modified tobacco plants comprising reduced or no sucker growth. Also provided are methods and compositions for producing modified tobacco plants comprising reduced or no sucker growth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2023
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Applicant: ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES LLC
    Inventors: Dongmei XU, Chengalrayan KUDITHIPUDI, Yanxin SHEN, Jaemo YANG, Jesse FREDERICK, James STRICKLAND
  • Patent number: 11879130
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides the identification of genes involved in sucker growth in tobacco. Also provided are promoters that are preferentially active in tobacco axillary buds. Also provided are modified tobacco plants comprising reduced or no sucker growth. Also provided are methods and compositions for producing modified tobacco plants comprising reduced or no sucker growth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES LLC
    Inventors: Dongmei Xu, Jesse Frederick, Chengalrayan Kudithipudi, Yanxin Shen, James Strickland, Jaemo Yang
  • Publication number: 20240018534
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides the identification of promoters that are preferentially active in tobacco axillary buds. Also provided are tobacco plants comprising reduced or no sucker growth. Also provided are methods and compositions for producing tobacco plants comprising reduced or no sucker growth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2023
    Publication date: January 18, 2024
    Applicant: ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES LLC
    Inventors: Chengalrayan KUDITHIPUDI, Jaemo YANG, Yanxin SHEN, Dongmei XU, Ujwala WAREK, James Strickland, Jesse FREDERICK
  • Patent number: 11859192
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes methods and compositions for improving leaf quality in low-alkaloid tobacco plants, e.g., by combining inducible promoters and non-coding RNAs for suppression of an ornithine decarboxylase (ODC) gene. Also provided are low alkaloid tobacco plants with normal, suppressed, or otherwise altered polyamine levels. Further provided are tobacco plants with altered total alkaloid, nicotine levels, commercially acceptable leaf grade, their development via breeding or transgenic approaches, and production of tobacco products from these tobacco plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Marcos Fernando de Godoy Lusso, James A. Strickland, Jesse Frederick, Dongmei Xu, Chengalrayan Kudithipudi
  • Publication number: 20230397651
    Abstract: The method includes adding at least one first chelator to smokeless tobacco in an amount effective to reduce an amount of free calcium in the smokeless tobacco by 20% or more and reduce an amount of free iron in the smokeless tobacco by 60% or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2023
    Publication date: December 14, 2023
    Applicant: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Marc W. FARISS, Jeffery EDMISTON, Dongmei XU, Randall BAREN, Yahya KARGALIOGLU, James A. STRICKLAND
  • Patent number: 11807860
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides the identification of genes involved in sucker growth in tobacco. Also provided are promoters that are preferentially active in tobacco axillary buds. Also provided are modified tobacco plants comprising reduced or no sucker growth. Also provided are methods and compositions for producing modified tobacco plants comprising reduced or no sucker growth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Dongmei Xu, Chengalrayan Kudithipudi, Yanxin Shen, Jaemo Yang, Jesse Frederick, James Strickland
  • Publication number: 20230348925
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides approaches for reducing tobacco-specific nitrosamines (TSNAs) in tobacco. Some of these approaches include genetically engineering tobacco plants to increase one or more antioxidants, increase oxygen radicle absorbance capacity (ORAC), or reduce nitrite. Also provided are methods and compositions for producing modified tobacco plants and tobacco products therefrom comprising reduced TSNAs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2023
    Publication date: November 2, 2023
    Applicant: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Chengalrayan KUDITHIPUDI, Dongmei XU, James Strickland
  • Patent number: 11767535
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides the identification of promoters that are preferentially active in tobacco axillary buds. Also provided are tobacco plants comprising reduced or no sucker growth. Also provided are methods and compositions for producing tobacco plants comprising reduced or no sucker growth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Chengalrayan Kudithipudi, Jaemo Yang, Yanxin Shen, Dongmei Xu, Ujwala Warek, James Strickland, Jesse Frederick
  • Patent number: 11766068
    Abstract: The method includes first adding at least one first chelator to smokeless tobacco, second adding at least one first antioxidant to the smokeless tobacco, the at least one first antioxidant being different than the at least one first chelator, and third adding at least one first flavorant to the smokeless tobacco, wherein the first adding occurs before the third adding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Marc W. Fariss, Jeffery Edmiston, Dongmei Xu, Randall Baren, Yahya Kargalioglu, James A. Strickland
  • Patent number: 11638792
    Abstract: A medication inhalation apparatus preferably formed of a single, unitary sheet of stock, includes an outer housing, movable between collapsed and expanded states, encompassing a first volume. An inner housing within the outer housing encompasses an inner or second volume. An inhaler opening to the first volume is within a wall of the outer housing at a first location. A mouth opening to the inner volume is within a wall of the outer housing and the inner housing at a second location. A one-way inhalation valve connecting the first volume and the inner volume is within a wall of the inner housing. A one-way exhalation valve connecting the inner volume and the exterior of the outer housing is within a wall of the outer housing and inner housing at a third location. The valve preferably includes an elongated spring body formed of a semi-pliant material with a strength and rigidity providing limited flexibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: THAYER MEDICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joel Hyde, James Strickland, Jennifer Johnson
  • Patent number: 11634724
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides approaches for reducing tobacco-specific nitrosamines (TSNAs) in tobacco. Some of these approaches include genetically engineering tobacco plants to increase one or more antioxidants, increase oxygen radicle absorbance capacity (ORAC), or reduce nitrite. Also provided are methods and compositions for producing modified tobacco plants and tobacco products therefrom comprising reduced TSNAs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Chengalrayan Kudithipudi, Dongmei Xu, James Strickland
  • Publication number: 20230109671
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides approaches for reducing tobacco-specific nitrosamines (TSNAs) in tobacco. Some of these approaches include genetically engineering tobacco plants to increase one or more antioxidants, increase oxygen radicle absorbance capacity (ORAC), or reduce nitrite. Also provided are methods and compositions for producing modified tobacco plants and tobacco products therefrom comprising reduced TSNAs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Publication date: April 6, 2023
    Inventors: Chengalrayan KUDITHIPUDI, Dongmei XU, James Strickland
  • Publication number: 20230105789
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides compositions and methods related to tobacco plants with altered total alkaloid and nicotine levels and commercially acceptable leaf grade, their development via breeding or transgenic approaches, and production of tobacco products from these tobacco plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2021
    Publication date: April 6, 2023
    Applicant: ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES LLC
    Inventors: Chengalrayan KUDITHIPUDI, Dong QI, Yanxin SHEN, Ujwala WAREK, James STRICKLAND, Dongmei XU
  • Publication number: 20230035750
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides the identification of genes involved in sucker growth in tobacco. Also provided are promoters that are preferentially active in tobacco axillary buds. Also provided are modified tobacco plants comprising reduced or no sucker growth. Also provided are methods and compositions for producing modified tobacco plants comprising reduced or no sucker growth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2021
    Publication date: February 2, 2023
    Applicant: ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES LLC
    Inventors: Dongmei XU, Jesse FREDERICK, Chengalrayan KUDITHIPUDI, Yanxin SHEN, James STRICKLAND, Jaemo YANG
  • Publication number: 20220403402
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides approaches for reducing tobacco-specific nitrosamines (TSNAs) in tobacco. Some of these approaches include genetically engineering tobacco plants to increase one or more antioxidants, increase oxygen radicle absorbance capacity (ORAC), increase phenylalanine, or reduce nitrite. Also provided are methods and compositions for producing modified tobacco plants and tobacco products therefrom comprising reduced TSNAs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2022
    Publication date: December 22, 2022
    Applicant: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Chengalrayan KUDITHIPUDI, Dongmei Xu, James Strickland, Yanxin Shen
  • Publication number: 20220395014
    Abstract: A stabilizing process for tobacco and tobacco products includes sterilizing the tobacco by applying an electron beam treatment to the tobacco. The process may also include treating the tobacco. The treating the tobacco includes pre-conditioning the tobacco, pasteurizing the tobacco, curing the tobacco, fermenting the tobacco, or combinations thereof. The method may also include forming a smokeless tobacco product containing the tobacco.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2022
    Publication date: December 15, 2022
    Applicant: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Yahya KARGA, James POWELL, Dongmei XU, James A. STRICKLAND, Ujwala WAREK
  • Publication number: 20220380788
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides compositions and methods related to tobacco plants with altered total alkaloid and nicotine levels and commercially acceptable leaf grade, their development via breeding or transgenic approaches, and production of tobacco products from these tobacco plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2022
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Applicant: ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES LLC
    Inventors: Chengalrayan KUDITHIPUDI, Dong QI, Yanxin SHEN, Ujwala WAREK, James A. STRICKLAND, Dongmei XU