Patents by Inventor John D. Everard

John D. Everard 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: 20240060886
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and systems for spectral imaging of soybean samples to accurately and non-destructively measure the amount of sucrosyl-oligosaccharide in the soybean samples. Populations containing modified and unmodified soybean seeds and having varying amounts of sucrosyl-oligosaccharides, oil or protein can be sorted and separated and further used in soybean processing or breeding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2023
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: ROSS M ALLEN, JOHN D EVERARD, MIN REN
  • Patent number: 11864555
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to systems, compositions and methods for providing nutrients, root proliferants, crop protection agents and other crop inputs for a plant. The disclosure also relates to methods for increasing the uptake of a crop active compound into a growing plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignees: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC., CORTEVA AGRISCIENCE LLC
    Inventors: Marios Avgousti, Robert Ray Burch, John D Everard, Rajeev L Gorowara, Gary Delmar Jaycox, Shane Francis Kendra, Jacy Cameron Macchia, Ning Wang, Jihua Zhang
  • Publication number: 20230380373
    Abstract: Soybean plants producing soybean seeds comprising leghemoglobin are produced by modifying the genome of the soybean plant. Soybean plants, soybean seeds and soy protein compositions comprising leghemoglobin are provided. Soybean plants, soybean seeds and soy protein compositions comprising leghemoglobin and additionally one or more of high oleic acid, low linolenic acid, high protein, low stachyose, low raffinose and low protease inhibitors are provided. Protein compositions comprising leghemoglobin, such as soy isolates and concentrates can be made from the soybean seeds. Additionally, methods for generating and using plants, seeds and protein compositions comprising leghemoglobin are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2021
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: HYEON-JE CHO, JOHN D. EVERARD, ANTHONY KINNEY, ZHAN-BIN LIU, KNUT MEYER, THOMAS G. PATTERSON, KEVIN G. RIPP, BO SHEN
  • Publication number: 20230220409
    Abstract: Provided are compositions comprising polynucleotides encoding modified MFT polypeptides. Also provided are recombinant DNA constructs, plants, plant cells, seed, and grain comprising the polynucleotides. Additionally, methods using the polynucleotides in plants to increase seed oil and/or protein content are also provided herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2021
    Publication date: July 13, 2023
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: JANEL M BETTIS, JOHN D EVERARD, KRISTIN HAUG COLLET, ZHAN-BIN LU, BO SHEN, SHREEDHARAN SRIRAM, YANG WANG, GINA MARIE ZASTROW-HAYES
  • Publication number: 20230200322
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing plants having seeds with an increased protein and/or oil content using mutagenesis and non-destructive chemical analysis. Additionally, provided are methods for identifying causative mutations associated with increased protein and/or oil content and methods of generating plants having the causative mutations associated with increased protein and/or oil content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2021
    Publication date: June 29, 2023
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: JANEL M BETTIS, JOHN D EVERARD, KRISTIN HAUG COLLET, BO SHEN, SHREEDHARAN SRIRAM
  • Patent number: 11668651
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and systems for spectral imaging of soybean samples to accurately and non-destructively measure the amount of sucrosyl-oligosaccharide in the soybean samples. Populations containing modified and unmodified soybean seeds and having varying amounts of sucrosyl-oligosaccharides, oil or protein can be sorted and separated and further used in soybean processing or breeding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Inventors: Ross M Allen, John D Everard, Min Ren
  • Patent number: 11497226
    Abstract: Disclosed are compositions and methods relating to lecithin obtained from high-oleic soybeans. The high-oleic lecithin imparts improved characteristics to a product when compared to lecithin obtained from commodity soybeans. Examples of improved characteristics may include one or more of increased effective release, increased oxidative stability, increased OSI induction time, increased shelf life, increased smoke point, and a reduction in the increase in viscosity induced by oxidation or heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Inventors: John D. Everard, Susan Knowlton
  • Publication number: 20220340923
    Abstract: Soybean plants producing soybean seeds comprising leghemoglobin are produced by modifying the genome of the soybean plant. Soybean plants, soybean seeds and soy protein compositions comprising leghemoglobin are provided. Soybean plants, soybean seeds and soy protein compositions comprising leghemoglobin and additionally one or more of high oleic acid, low linolenic acid, high protein, low stachyose, low raffinose and low protease inhibitors are provided. Protein compositions comprising leghemoglobin, such as soy isolates and concentrates can be made from the soybean seeds. Additionally, methods for generating and using plants, seeds and protein compositions comprising leghemoglobin are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2022
    Publication date: October 27, 2022
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: HYEON-JE CHO, JOHN D EVERARD, ANTHONY J. KINNEY, ZHAN-BIN LIU, KNUT MEYER, THOMAS G PATTERSON, KEVIN G RIPP, BO SHEN
  • Patent number: 11390876
    Abstract: Methods and compositions to modify the fatty acid profiles of seeds and the oils produced therefrom include the modification of four or more alleles of fatty acid desaturases in the genome of a plant. Compositions, polynucleotide constructs, transformed and modified host cells, and plants and seeds exhibiting altered fatty characteristics are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Inventors: John D Everard, Anthony J Kinney, Zhan-Bin Liu
  • Publication number: 20220221399
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and systems for spectral imaging of soybean samples to accurately and non-destructively measure the amount of sucrosyl-oligosaccharide in the soybean samples. Populations containing modified and unmodified soybean seeds and having varying amounts of sucrosyl-oligosaccharides, oil or protein can be sorted and separated and further used in soybean processing or breeding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2022
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: ROSS M. ALLEN, JOHN D. EVERARD, MIN REN
  • Patent number: 11359206
    Abstract: Soybean plants producing soybean seeds comprising leghemoglobin are produced by modifying the genome of the soybean plant. Soybean plants, soybean seeds and soy protein compositions comprising leghemoglobin are provided. Soybean plants, soybean seeds and soy protein compositions comprising leghemoglobin and additionally one or more of high oleic acid, low linolenic acid, high protein, low stachyose, low raffinose and low protease inhibitors are provided. Protein compositions comprising leghemoglobin, such as soy isolates and concentrates can be made from the soybean seeds. Additionally, methods for generating and using plants, seeds and protein compositions comprising leghemoglobin are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Inventors: Hyeon-Je Cho, John D Everard, Anthony J Kinney, Zhan-Bin Liu, Knut Meyer, Thomas G Patterson, Kevin G Ripp, Bo Shen
  • Publication number: 20220127632
    Abstract: Soybean plants producing soybean seeds comprising leghemoglobin are produced by modifying the genome of the soybean plant. Soybean plants, soybean seeds and soy protein compositions comprising leghemoglobin are provided. Soybean plants, soybean seeds and soy protein compositions comprising leghemoglobin and additionally one or more of high oleic acid, low linolenic acid, high protein, low stachyose, low raffinose and low protease inhibitors are provided. Protein compositions comprising leghemoglobin, such as soy isolates and concentrates can be made from the soybean seeds. Additionally, methods for generating and using plants, seeds and protein compositions comprising leghemoglobin are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2021
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: HYEON-JE CHO, JOHN D EVERARD, ANTHONY J KINNEY, ZHAN-BIN LIU, KNUT MEYER, THOMAS G PATTERSON, KEVIN G RIPP, BO SHEN
  • Publication number: 20220127631
    Abstract: Soybean plants producing soybean seeds comprising leghemoglobin are produced by modifying the genome of the soybean plant. Soybean plants, soybean seeds and soy protein compositions comprising leghemoglobin are provided. Soybean plants, soybean seeds and soy protein compositions comprising leghemoglobin and additionally one or more of high oleic acid, low linolenic acid, high protein, low stachyose, low raffinose and low protease inhibitors are provided. Protein compositions comprising leghemoglobin, such as soy isolates and concentrates can be made from the soybean seeds. Additionally, methods for generating and using plants, seeds and protein compositions comprising leghemoglobin are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2021
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: HYEON-JE CHO, JOHN D EVERARD, ANTHONY J KINNEY, ZHAN-BIN LIU, KNUT MEYER, THOMAS G PATTERSON, KEVIN G RIPP, BO SHEN
  • Patent number: 11307139
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and systems for spectral imaging of soybean samples to accurately and non-destructively measure the amount of sucrosyl-oligosaccharide in the soybean samples. Populations containing modified and unmodified soybean seeds and having varying amounts of sucrosyl-oligosaccharides, oil or protein can be sorted and separated and further used in soybean processing or breeding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Inventors: Ross M Allen, John D Everard, Min Ren
  • Publication number: 20210186013
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to systems, compositions and methods for providing nutrients, root proliferants, crop protection agents and other crop inputs for a plant. The disclosure also relates to methods for increasing the uptake of a crop active compound into a growing plant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicants: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC., E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: MARIOS AVGOUSTI, ROBERT RAY BURCH, JOHN D EVERARD, RAJEEV L GOROWARA, GARY DELMAR JAYCOX, SHANE FRANCIS KENDRA, JACY CAMERON MACCHIA, NING WANG, JIHUA ZHANG
  • Publication number: 20200399648
    Abstract: Methods and compositions to modify the fatty acid profiles of seeds and the oils produced therefrom include the modification of four or more alleles of fatty acid desaturases in the genome of a plant. Compositions, polynucleotide constructs, transformed and modified host cells, and plants and seeds exhibiting altered fatty characteristics are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: JOHN D EVERARD, ANTHONY J KINNEY, ZHAN-BIN LIU
  • Patent number: 10538778
    Abstract: This invention relates to polynucleotide sequences encoding SUT2 or SUT4 sucrose transporter genes. Methods for increasing seed oil content and evaluating increased oil content in a plant seed are described. The compositions and methods disclosed herein employ a variety of sequences that encode sucrose transporters and a variety of sequences that influence fatty acid accumulation, including for example, DGAT, Lec1 and ODP1 transcription factor. In specific embodiments, overexpression of SUT2 and/or SUT4 sucrose transporters in combination with DGAT genes further increase plant seed oil production compared to high oil plant comprising recombinant DNA constructs that do not overexpress SUT2 or SUT4 transporters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Stephen M Allen, Howard Glenn Damude, John D Everard, Knut Meyer, Byung-Chun Yoo
  • Publication number: 20190383733
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and systems for spectral imaging of soybean samples to accurately and non-destructively measure the amount of sucrosyl-oligosaccharide in the soybean samples. Populations containing modified and unmodified soybean seeds and having varying amounts of sucrosyl-oligosaccharides, oil or protein can be sorted and separated and further used in soybean processing or breeding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: ROSS M ALLEN, JOHN D EVERARD, MIN REN
  • Publication number: 20190233345
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to systems, compositions and methods for providing nutrients, fertilizers, crop protection agents and other crop inputs for a plant. The disclosure also relates to methods for increasing the uptake of a crop active compound into a growing plant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicants: E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY, PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: MARIOS AVGOUSTI, ROBERT RAY BURCH, TIMOTHY CASPAR, JASON DEBRUIN, JOHN D. EVERARD, RAJEEV L. GOROWARA, DARREN B. GRUIS, RAFAEL HERRMANN, SHANE FRANCIS KENDRA, KATRINA KRATZ, JACY CAMERON MACCHIA, RYAN ARTHUR PAPE, JEFFREY R. SCHUSSLER, NING WANG, JIHUA ZHANG
  • Publication number: 20180245092
    Abstract: This invention relates to polynucleotide sequences encoding SUT2 or SUT4 sucrose transporter genes. Methods for increasing seed oil content and evaluating increased oil content in a plant seed are described. The compositions and methods disclosed herein employ a variety of sequences that encode sucrose transporters and a variety of sequences that influence fatty acid accumulation, including for example, DGAT, Lec1 and ODP1 transcription factor. In specific embodiments, overexpression of SUT2 and/or SUT4 sucrose transporters in combination with DGAT genes further increase plant seed oil production compared to high oil plant comprising recombinant DNA constructs that do not overexpress SUT2 or SUT4 transporters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: STEPHEN M. ALLEN, HOWARD GLENN DAMUDE, JOHN D. EVERARD, KNUT MEYER, BYUNG-CHUN YOO