Patents by Inventor Jeffrey M. Mills

Jeffrey M. Mills 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: 11076551
    Abstract: The invention provides seed and plants of melon hybrid SVMF7059 and the parent lines thereof. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds, and tissue cultures of melon hybrid SVMF7059 and the parent lines thereof and to methods for producing a melon plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves or with another melon plant, such as a plant of another genotype. The invention further relates to seeds and plants produced by such crossing. The invention further relates to plants, seeds, plant parts, and tissue cultures of melon hybrid SVMF7059 and melon line CAN-DV16-4385MO comprising introduced beneficial or desirable traits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey M. Mills
  • Patent number: 11044860
    Abstract: A watermelon plant that produces fruit having (i) ultra-firm flesh and/or liquid-retaining flesh and (ii) soluble solids of at least about 6 brix. The invention further provides for unique watermelon plants with an ultra-firm flesh phenotype and their progeny. Such plants may comprise an introgressed QTL associated with an ultra-firm flesh phenotype. In certain aspects, compositions, including distinct polymorphic molecular markers, and methods for producing, breeding, identifying, selecting, and the like of plants or germplasm with an ultra-firm flesh phenotype are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc.
    Inventors: Greg Tolla, Benito Juarez, Fred McCuistion, Joseph J. King, Eleni Bachlava, Adam M. Wentzell, Jeffrey M. Mills
  • Patent number: 10993395
    Abstract: The invention provides seed and plants of melon hybrid SVMF6766 and the parent lines thereof. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds, and tissue cultures of melon hybrid SVMF6766 and the parent lines thereof and to methods for producing a melon plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves or with another melon plant, such as a plant of another genotype. The invention further relates to seeds and plants produced by such crossing. The invention further relates to plants, seeds, plant parts, and tissue cultures of melon hybrid SVMF6766, melon line HAR-DV16-4328M0, and melon line CAN-DV16-4353AN comprising introduced beneficial or desirable traits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey M. Mills
  • Patent number: 10993394
    Abstract: The invention provides seed and plants of melon hybrid SVMF6955 and the parent lines thereof. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds, and tissue cultures of melon hybrid SVMF6955 and the parent lines thereof and to methods for producing a melon plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves or with another melon plant, such as a plant of another genotype. The invention further relates to seeds and plants produced by such crossing. The invention further relates to plants, seeds, plant parts, and tissue cultures of melon hybrid SVMF6955, melon line HAR-DV16-4330MO, and melon line CAN-DV16-4354AN comprising introduced beneficial or desirable traits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey M. Mills
  • Publication number: 20210105964
    Abstract: The invention provides seed and plants of melon hybrid SVMF6766 and the parent lines thereof. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds, and tissue cultures of melon hybrid SVMF6766 and the parent lines thereof and to methods for producing a melon plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves or with another melon plant, such as a plant of another genotype. The invention further relates to seeds and plants produced by such crossing. The invention further relates to plants, seeds, plant parts, and tissue cultures of melon hybrid SVMF6766, melon line HAR-DV16-4328MO, and melon line CAN-DV16-4353AN comprising introduced beneficial or desirable traits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventor: Jeffrey M. Mills
  • Patent number: 10959386
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides melon plants exhibiting tolerance to cucurbit yellow stunt disorder virus (CYSDV) and lacking negative traits associated with CYSDV tolerance such as increased fruit size and reduced fruit set. Such plants may comprise novel introgressed genomic regions associated with disease tolerance. In certain aspects, compositions, including novel polymorphic markers and methods for producing, breeding, identifying, and selecting plants or germplasm with a disease tolerance phenotype are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc.
    Inventors: Eleni Bachlava, Eva King-Fan Chan, Jeroen de Vries, Susana Garcia-Andrés, Tarek Joobeur, Joseph J. King, Petrus J. Kraakman, Subash Krishnamurthy, Jeffrey M. Mills
  • Publication number: 20210076599
    Abstract: The invention provides seed and plants of melon hybrid SVMF6955 and the parent lines thereof. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds, and tissue cultures of melon hybrid SVMF6955 and the parent lines thereof and to methods for producing a melon plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves or with another melon plant, such as a plant of another genotype. The invention further relates to seeds and plants produced by such crossing. The invention further relates to plants, seeds, plant parts, and tissue cultures of melon hybrid SVMF6955, melon line HAR-DV16-4330MO, and melon line CAN-DV16-4354AN comprising introduced beneficial or desirable traits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventor: Jeffrey M. Mills
  • Publication number: 20200187445
    Abstract: The invention provides seed and plants of melon hybrid SVMF7059 and the parent lines thereof. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds, and tissue cultures of melon hybrid SVMF7059 and the parent lines thereof and to methods for producing a melon plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves or with another melon plant, such as a plant of another genotype. The invention further relates to seeds and plants produced by such crossing. The invention further relates to plants, seeds, plant parts, and tissue cultures of melon hybrid SVMF7059 and melon line CAN-DV16-4385MO comprising introduced beneficial or desirable traits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventor: Jeffrey M. Mills
  • Publication number: 20200146238
    Abstract: The invention provides seed and plants of melon hybrid SVMF5677. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds, and tissue cultures of melon hybrid SVMF5677 and to methods for producing a melon plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves or with another melon plant, such as a plant of another genotype. The invention further relates to seeds and plants produced by such crossing. The invention further relates to plants, seeds, plant parts, and tissue cultures of melon hybrid SVMF5677, comprising introduced beneficial or desirable traits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventor: Jeffrey M. Mills
  • Publication number: 20200137975
    Abstract: The invention provides seed and plants of melon hybrid SVMF5152 and the parent lines thereof. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds, and tissue cultures of melon hybrid SVMF5152 and the parent lines thereof and to methods for producing a melon plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves or with another melon plant, such as a plant of another genotype. The invention further relates to seeds and plants produced by such crossing. The invention further relates to plants, seeds, plant parts, and tissue cultures of melon hybrid SVMF5152, melon line HAR-DV14-4220MO, and melon line HAR-DV14-4188AN comprising introduced beneficial or desirable traits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventor: Jeffrey M. Mills
  • Patent number: 10638695
    Abstract: The invention provides seed and plants of melon hybrid SVMF5677. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds, and tissue cultures of melon hybrid SVMF5677 and to methods for producing a melon plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves or with another melon plant, such as a plant of another genotype. The invention further relates to seeds and plants produced by such crossing. The invention further relates to plants, seeds, plant parts, and tissue cultures of melon hybrid SVMF5677, comprising introduced beneficial or desirable traits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey M. Mills
  • Patent number: 10638694
    Abstract: The invention provides seed and plants of melon hybrid SVMF5152 and the parent lines thereof. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds, and tissue cultures of melon hybrid SVMF5152 and the parent lines thereof and to methods for producing a melon plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves or with another melon plant, such as a plant of another genotype. The invention further relates to seeds and plants produced by such crossing. The invention further relates to plants, seeds, plant parts, and tissue cultures of melon hybrid SVMF5152, melon line HAR-DV14-4220MO, and melon line HAR-DV14-4188AN comprising introduced beneficial or desirable traits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey M. Mills
  • Publication number: 20190223399
    Abstract: The invention provides seed and plants of melon hybrid SVMF5675 and the parent lines thereof. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds, and tissue cultures of melon hybrid SVMF5675 and the parent lines thereof and to methods for producing a melon plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves or with another melon plant, such as a plant of another genotype. The invention further relates to seeds and plants produced by such crossing. The invention further relates to parts of such plants, including the fruit and gametes of such plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventor: Jeffrey M. Mills
  • Patent number: 10356995
    Abstract: The invention provides seed and plants of melon hybrid SVMF5675 and the parent lines thereof. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds, and tissue cultures of melon hybrid SVMF5675 and the parent lines thereof and to methods for producing a melon plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves or with another melon plant, such as a plant of another genotype. The invention further relates to seeds and plants produced by such crossing. The invention further relates to parts of such plants, including the fruit and gametes of such plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey M. Mills
  • Publication number: 20190174695
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides melon plants exhibiting tolerance to cucurbit yellow stunt disorder virus (CYSDV) and lacking negative traits associated with CYSDV tolerance such as increased fruit size and reduced fruit set. Such plants may comprise novel introgressed genomic regions associated with disease tolerance. In certain aspects, compositions, including novel polymorphic markers and methods for producing, breeding, identifying, and selecting plants or germplasm with a disease tolerance phenotype are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Eleni Bachlava, Eva King-Fan Chan, Jeroen de Vries, Susana Garcia-Andrés, Tarek Joobeur, Joseph J. King, Petrus J. Kraakman, Subash Krishnamurthy, Jeffrey M. Mills
  • Patent number: 10316328
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides melon plants exhibiting resistance to powdery mildew, aphids, and cucumber vein yellowing virus (CVYV). In certain embodiments, the invention provides melon plants with powdery mildew, aphid, and CVYV resistance loci located in cis linkage on chromosome 5. In certain aspects, compositions, including novel polymorphic markers and methods for producing, breeding, identifying, and selecting plants or germplasm with a disease resistance phenotype are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: SEMINIS VEGETABLE SEEDS, INC.
    Inventors: Eleni Bachlava, Alfonso Cuesta-Marcos, Jeffrey M. Mills, Kelli M. Durham, Robyn L. Morgan, Tarek Joobeur, Susana Garcia Andrés
  • Patent number: 10271487
    Abstract: The invention provides compositions and methods relating to the production of Cucumis melo plants with elevated Brix and/or enhanced fruit color. The invention further provides plants, plant parts, and seeds comprising such elevated Brix. The invention allows introgression of the identified high Brix QTL in an desired genetic background of a sexually compatible plant species.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc.
    Inventors: Eleni Bachlava, Joseph J. King, Subash Krishnamurthy, Jeffrey M. Mills, Adam M. Wentzell
  • Patent number: 10271488
    Abstract: The invention provides seed and plants of melon hybrid SVMH7844 and the parent lines thereof. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds, and tissue cultures of melon hybrid SVMH7844 and the parent lines thereof and to methods for producing a melon plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves or with another melon plant, such as a plant of another genotype. The invention further relates to seeds and plants produced by such crossing. The invention further relates to parts of such plants, including the fruit and gametes of such plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey M. Mills
  • Patent number: 10098296
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides melon plants exhibiting tolerance to cucurbit yellow stunt disorder virus (CYSDV) and lacking negative traits associated with CYSDV tolerance such as increased fruit size and reduced fruit set. Such plants may comprise novel introgressed genomic regions associated with disease tolerance. In certain aspects, compositions, including novel polymorphic markers and methods for producing, breeding, identifying, and selecting plants or germplasm with a disease tolerance phenotype are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc.
    Inventors: Susana Garcia-Andres, Eleni Bachlava, Eva King-Fan Chan, Tarek Joobeur, Joseph J. King, Petrus J. Kraakman, Subash Krishnamurthy, Jeffrey M. Mills, Jeroen de Vries
  • Patent number: 10036032
    Abstract: The invention provides for unique watermelon plants with an ultra-firm flesh phenotype and their progeny. Such plants may comprise an introgressed QTL associated with an ultra-firm flesh phenotype. In certain aspects, compositions, including distinct polymorphic molecular markers, and methods for producing, breeding, identifying, selecting, and the like of plants or germplasm with an ultra-firm flesh phenotype are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc.
    Inventors: Benito Juarez, Joseph J. King, Eleni Bachlava, Adam M. Wentzell, Jeffrey M. Mills