Patents by Inventor Jeffrey Habben

Jeffrey Habben 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: 20220056470
    Abstract: The field is molecular biology, and more specifically, methods for chromosomal engineering of multiple native genes, such as disease resistance genes in a genomic locus using site-specific editing to produce plants. Also described herein are methods of generating heterologous genomic locus in a plant that comprises a plurality of intraspecies polynucleotide sequences.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2021
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: MARY J FRANK, HUIRONG GAO, JEFFREY HABBEN, SABRINA HUMBERT, NANDINI KRISHNAMURTHY, MICHAEL LASSNER, BAILIN LI, ROBERT B MEELEY, LEANDRO DANIEL PERUGINI, GIRMA M TABOR, PETRA J WOLTERS
  • Publication number: 20210388370
    Abstract: The compositions and methods disclosed relate to DNA compositions, plant cells, seeds, plant parts that relate to maize plants with increased grain yield trait. Also provided are assays for detecting the presence of the maize DP-202216-6 event based on the DNA sequence of the recombinant construct inserted into the maize genome and the DNA sequences flanking the insertion site. Kits and conditions useful in conducting the assays are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2021
    Publication date: December 16, 2021
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: NATHAN DAVID COLES, OLGA DANILEVSKAYA, JEFFREY HABBEN, MARY A. RUPE, JEFFREY R. SCHUSSLER, BO SHEN, BENJAMIN P. WEERS, JINGRUI WU
  • Patent number: 11124801
    Abstract: The compositions and methods disclosed relate to DNA compositions, plant cells, seeds, plant parts that relate to maize plants with increased grain yield trait. Also provided are assays for detecting the presence of the maize DP-202216-6 event based on the DNA sequence of the recombinant construct inserted into the maize genome and the DNA sequences flanking the insertion site. Kits and conditions useful in conducting the assays are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Inventors: Nathan David Coles, Olga Danilevskaya, Jeffrey Habben, Mary A Rupe, Jeffrey R Schussler, Bo Shen, Benjamin P Weers, Jingrui Wu
  • Publication number: 20210222183
    Abstract: The disclosure provides plant, plant parts, plant cells, seed and grain containing a targeted genetic modification that inserts an inverted repeat sequence into a gene. The disclosure further provides hybrid plants that contain the inverted repeat sequence in a single allele of the gene. Further provided are methods for decreasing expression of a gene encoding a polypeptide of interest in a hybrid plant by crossing a plant comprising the targeted genetic modification with a plant not comprising the genetic modification to produce a hybrid plant that contains the inverted repeat sequence in a single allele of the gene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: HUIRONG GAO, JEFFREY HABBEN, SABRINA HUMBERT, JINRUI SHI
  • Publication number: 20210115463
    Abstract: The compositions and methods disclosed relate to DNA compositions, plant cells, seeds, plant parts that relate to maize plants with increased grain yield trait. Also provided are assays for detecting the presence of the maize DP-202216-6 event based on the DNA sequence of the recombinant construct inserted into the maize genome and the DNA sequences flanking the insertion site. Kits and conditions useful in conducting the assays are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: HEATHER MARIE CHRISTENSEN, NATHAN DAVID COLES, OLGA DANILEVSKAYA, JEFFREY HABBEN, MARY A RUPE, JEFFREY R SCHUSSLER, BO SHEN, BENJAMIN P WEERS, JINGRUI WU
  • Publication number: 20190320607
    Abstract: The compositions and methods disclosed relate to DNA compositions, plant cells, seeds, plant parts that relate to maize plants with increased grain yield trait. Also provided are assays for detecting the presence of the maize DP-202216-6 event based on the DNA sequence of the recombinant construct inserted into the maize genome and the DNA sequences flanking the insertion site. Kits and conditions useful in conducting the assays are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Heather Marie Christensen, Nathan David Coles, Olga Danilevskaya, Jeffrey Habben, Mary A Rupe, Jeffrey R Schussler, Bo Shen, Benjamin P Weers, Jingrui Wu
  • Publication number: 20160017350
    Abstract: Transgenic compositions and methods reduce the expression of endogenous ACC oxidase genes to improve an agronomic characteristic of a crop plant, which may be maize. Yield increase and drought tolerance due to reduction in the endogenous ACC oxidase levels are observed. ACC oxidase genes are identified in maize, rice, and Arabidopsis genomes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Inventors: XIAOMING BAO, JEFFREY HABBEN, SABRINA HUMBERT
  • Publication number: 20150267220
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of plant molecular biology, more particularly to the regulation of genes that increase drought tolerance and yield. Provided herein are methods finding use in agriculture for increasing drought tolerance in dicot and monocot plants. Methods comprising introducing into a plant cell a polynucleotide that encodes a maize XERICO polypeptide operably linked to a promoter that drives expression in a plant are provided. Methods are further provided for maintaining or increasing yield in plants under drought conditions by introducing into a plant cell a polynucleotide encoding a maize XERICO poly-peptide and a polynucleotide encoding an abscisic acid (ABA)-associated polypeptide. Also provided are transformed plants, plant tissues, plant cells, and seeds thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Inventors: Norbert Brugiere, Jeffrey Habben, Xiping Niu
  • Publication number: 20140283216
    Abstract: Compositions and methods reduce the expression of endogenous ACC oxidase genes to improve an agronomic characteristic of a crop plant, which may be maize. Yield increase and drought tolerance due to reduction in the endogenous ACC oxidase levels are observed. ACC oxidase genes are identified in maize, rice, and Arabidopsis genomes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: PIONEER HI BRED INTERNATIONAL INC
    Inventors: Xiaoming Bao, Jeffrey Habben, Sabrina Humbert
  • Publication number: 20070169226
    Abstract: This invention relates generally to the field of plant molecular biology. More specifically, this invention relates to methods and reagents for the temporally- and/or spatially-regulated expression of genes, particularly in plant seeds and related female reproductive tissue. The present invention also provides compositions and methods for regulating expression of heterologous nucleotide sequences in a plant. Compositions comprise novel nucleotide sequences for a seed-preferred promoter known as eep1. A method for expressing a heterologous nucleotide sequence in a plant using the promoter sequences disclosed herein is provided. The method comprises transforming a plant cell to comprise a heterologous nucleotide sequence operably linked to one of the promoters of the present invention and regenerating a stably transformed plant from the transformed plant cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2007
    Publication date: July 19, 2007
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Habben, Chris Zinselmeier, Dwight Tomes, Shane Abbitt, Timothy Helentjaris, Xiaomu Niu
  • Publication number: 20070157340
    Abstract: The invention discloses a transgenic method for enhancing sink strength in female reproductive organs. It involves the temporal and spatial expression of genes affecting the starch and sucrose metabolic pathways in a plant organ or plant tissue. The invention also includes expression constructs, and methods for the production of crop plants with heritable phenotypes which are useful in breeding programs designed to increase yield potential over a range of environmental conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2007
    Publication date: July 5, 2007
    Inventors: Dwight Tomes, Christopher Zinselmeier, Jeffrey Habben
  • Publication number: 20060021082
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for modulating plant development are provided. Polynucleotide sequences and amino acid sequences encoding cytokinin oxidase polypeptides are provided. The sequences can be used in a variety of methods including modulating root development, modulating floral development, modulating leaf and/or shoot development, modulating seed size and/or weight, modulating tolerance under abiotic stress, and modulating resistance to pathogens. Polynucleotides comprising CKX promoters are also provided. The promoters can be used to regulate expression of a sequence of interest. Transformed plants, plant cells, tissues, and seed are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2005
    Publication date: January 26, 2006
    Inventors: Norbert Brugiere, Jeffrey Habben
  • Publication number: 20050229274
    Abstract: This invention relates generally to the field of plant molecular biology. More specifically, this invention relates to methods and reagents for the temporal and/or spatial expression of genes that affect metabolically effective levels of cytokinins in plant seeds and related maternal tissue. This invention further relates to transgenic plants having enhanced levels of cytokinin expression wherein the transgenic plant exhibits useful characteristics, including: improved seed size, decreased tip kernel abortion, increased seed set during unfavorable environmental conditions, and stability of yield.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2005
    Publication date: October 13, 2005
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Habben, Chris Zinselmeier, Dwight Tomes
  • Publication number: 20050198702
    Abstract: The present invention provides a composition and method for regulating expression of heterologous nucleotide sequences in a plant. The composition is a novel nucleic acid sequence for a seed-preferred promoter. A method for expressing a heterologous nucleotide sequence in a plant using the promoter sequence is also provided. The method comprises transforming a plant cell to contain a heterologous nucleotide sequence operably linked to the seed-preferred promoter of the present invention and regenerating a stably transformed plant from the transformed plant cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2002
    Publication date: September 8, 2005
    Inventors: Shuping Jiao, Jeffrey Habben, Xiaomu Niu
  • Publication number: 20050081265
    Abstract: The invention discloses a novel heat shock protein with high homology to chloroplast elongation factor EF-Tu. Also disclosed is a transgenic method for enhancing tolerance to heat and drought in female reproductive organs. It involves the temporal and spatial expression of novel heat shock EF-Tu in a plant organ or plant tissue. The invention also includes expression constructs, and methods for the production of crop plants with heritable phenotypes which are useful in breeding programs designed to increase heat and drought tolerance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2004
    Publication date: April 14, 2005
    Applicant: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventors: Zoran Ristic, Shailendra Bhadula, Genping Yang, Thomas Elthon, Jeffrey Habben