Patents by Inventor Jun-Zhi Wei

Jun-Zhi Wei 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: 20210246465
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for controlling pests are provided. The methods involve transforming organisms with a nucleic acid sequence encoding an insecticidal protein. In particular, the nucleic acid sequences are useful for preparing plants and microorganisms that possess insecticidal activity. Thus, transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, plant tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions are insecticidal nucleic acids and proteins of bacterial species. The sequences find use in the construction of expression vectors for subsequent transformation into organisms of interest including plants, as probes for the isolation of other homologous (or partially homologous) genes. The pesticidal proteins find use in controlling, inhibiting growth or killing Lepidopteran, Coleopteran, Dipteran, fungal, Hemipteran and nematode pest populations and for producing compositions with insecticidal activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2021
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: DANIEL J ALTIER, JENNIFER KARA BARRY, RYAN MICHAEL GERBER, STEVEN D GRUVER, LU LIU, UTE SCHELLENBERGER, JUN-ZHI WEI, WEIPING XIE, NASSER YALPANI, GENHAI ZHU
  • Patent number: 11021716
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for controlling pests are provided. The methods involve transforming organisms with a nucleic acid sequence encoding an insecticidal protein. In particular, the nucleic acid sequences are useful for preparing plants and microorganisms that possess insecticidal activity. Thus, transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, plant tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions are insecticidal nucleic acids and proteins of bacterial species. The sequences find use in the construction of expression vectors for subsequent transformation into organisms of interest including plants, as probes for the isolation of other homologous (or partially homologous) genes. The pesticidal proteins find use in controlling, inhibiting growth or killing Lepidopteran, Coleopteran, Dipteran, fungal, Hemipteran and nematode pest populations and for producing compositions with insecticidal activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventors: Daniel J Altier, Jennifer Kara Barry, Ryan Michael Gerber, Steven D Gruver, Lu Liu, Ute Schellenberger, Jun-Zhi Wei, Weiping Xie, Nasser Yalpani, Genhai Zhu
  • Publication number: 20210007361
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for controlling pests are provided. The methods involve transforming organisms with a nucleic acid sequence encoding an insecticidal protein. In particular, the nucleic acid sequences are useful for preparing plants and microorganisms that possess insecticidal activity. Thus, transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, plant tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions are insecticidal nucleic acids and proteins of bacterial species. The sequences find use in the construction of expression vectors for subsequent transformation into organisms of interest including plants, as probes for the isolation of other homologous (or partially homologous) genes. The pesticidal proteins find use in controlling, inhibiting growth or killing Lepidopteran, Coleopteran, Dipteran, fungal, Hemipteran and nematode pest populations and for producing compositions with insecticidal activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: STEVEN D GRUVER, HEATHER KOZY, JESSICA O'REAR, BARBARA ROSEN, UTE SCHELLENBERGER, JUN-ZHI WEI, WEIPING XIE, XIAOHONG ZHONG, GENHAI ZHU
  • Publication number: 20200404926
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for controlling pests are provided. The methods involve transforming organisms with a nucleic acid sequence encoding an insecticidal protein. In particular, the nucleic acid sequences are useful for preparing plants and microorganisms that possess insecticidal activity. Thus, transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, plant tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions are insecticidal nucleic acids and proteins of bacterial species. The sequences find use in the construction of expression vectors for subsequent transformation into organisms of interest including plants, as probes for the isolation of other homologous (or partially homologous) genes. The pesticidal proteins find use in controlling, inhibiting growth or killing Lepidopteran, Coleopteran, Dipteran, fungal, Hemipteran and nematode pest populations and for producing compositions with insecticidal activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: SCOTT DIEHN, JAMES J ENGLISH, LU LIU, AZALEA S ONG, JARRED KENNETH ORAL, BARBARA ROSEN, UTE SCHELLENBERGER, INGRID UDRANSZKY, JUN-ZHI WEI, WEIPING XIE, GENHAI ZHU
  • Patent number: 10820596
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for controlling pests are provided. The methods involve transforming organisms with a nucleic acid sequence encoding an insecticidal protein. In particular, the nucleic acid sequences are useful for preparing plants and microorganisms that possess insecticidal activity. Thus, transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, plant tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions are insecticidal nucleic acids and proteins of bacterial species. The sequences find use in the construction of expression vectors for subsequent transformation into organisms of interest including plants, as probes for the isolation of other homologous (or partially homologous) genes. The pesticidal proteins find use in controlling, inhibiting growth or killing Lepidopteran, Coleopteran, Dipteran, fungal, Hemipteran and nematode pest populations and for producing compositions with insecticidal activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Steven D Gruver, Heather Kozy, Jessica O'Rear, Barbara Rosen, Ute Schellenberger, Jun-Zhi Wei, Weiping Xie, Xiaohong Zhong, Genhai Zhu
  • Publication number: 20200331971
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for controlling pests are provided. The methods involve transforming organisms with a nucleic acid sequence encoding an insecticidal protein. In particular, the nucleic acid sequences are useful for preparing plants and microorganisms that possess insecticidal activity. Thus, transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, plant tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions are insecticidal nucleic acids and proteins of bacterial species. The sequences find use in the construction of expression vectors for subsequent transformation into organisms of interest including plants, as probes for the isolation of other homologous (or partially homologous) genes. The pesticidal proteins find use in controlling, inhibiting growth or killing Lepidopteran, Coleopteran, Dipteran, fungal, Hemipteran and nematode pest populations and for producing compositions with insecticidal activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: STEVEN D GRUVER, LU LIU, BARBARA ROSEN, UTE SCHELLENBERGER, JUN-ZHI WEI, WEIPING XIE, GENHAI ZHU
  • Publication number: 20200270630
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for controlling pests are provided. The methods involve transforming organisms with a nucleic acid sequence encoding an insecticidal protein. In particular, the nucleic acid sequences are useful for preparing plants and microorganisms that possess insecticidal activity. Thus, transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, plant tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions are insecticidal nucleic acids and proteins of bacterial species. The sequences find use in the construction of expression vectors for subsequent transformation into organisms of interest, as probes for the isolation of other homologous (or partially homologous) genes. The insecticidal proteins find use in controlling, inhibiting growth or killing lepidopteran, coleopteran, dipteran, fungal, hemipteran, and nematode pest populations and for producing compositions with insecticidal activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: DAVID CHARLES CERF, JAMES J ENGLISH, CAROL A HENDRICK, LU LIU, JARRED KENNETH ORAL, PHILLIP A PATTEN, BARBARA ROSEN, UTE SCHELLENBERGER, INGRID UDRANSZKY, JUN-ZHI WEI, GENHAI ZHU
  • Publication number: 20200262874
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for controlling pests are provided. The methods involve transforming organisms with a nucleic acid sequence encoding an insecticidal protein. In particular, the nucleic acid sequences are useful for preparing plants and microorganisms that possess insecticidal activity. Thus, transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, plant tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions are insecticidal nucleic acids and proteins of bacterial species. The sequences find use in the construction of expression vectors for subsequent transformation into organisms of interest including plants, as probes for the isolation of other homologous (or partially homologous) genes. The pesticidal proteins find use in controlling, inhibiting growth or killing Lepidopteran, Coleopteran, Dipteran, fungal, Hemipteran and nematode pest populations and for producing compositions with insecticidal activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: HEATHER KOZY, JARRED KENNETH ORAL, UTE SCHELLENBERGER, JUN-ZHI WEI, WEIPING XIE, XIAOHONG ZHONG, GENHAI ZHU
  • Patent number: 10667524
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for controlling pests are provided. The methods involve transforming organisms with a nucleic acid sequence encoding an insecticidal protein. In particular, the nucleic acid sequences are useful for preparing plants and microorganisms that possess insecticidal activity. Thus, transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, plant tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions are insecticidal nucleic acids and proteins of bacterial species. The sequences find use in the construction of expression vectors for subsequent transformation into organisms of interest including plants, as probes for the isolation of other homologous (or partially homologous) genes. The pesticidal proteins find use in controlling, inhibiting growth or killing Lepidopteran, Coleopteran, Dipteran, fungal, Hemipteran and nematode pest populations and for producing compositions with insecticidal activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Scott Diehn, James English, Lu Liu, Azalea Ong, Jarred Oral, Barbara Rosen, Ute Schellenberger, Ingrid Udranszky, Jun-Zhi Wei, Weiping Xie, Genhai Zhu
  • Patent number: 10655143
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for controlling pests are provided. The methods involve transforming organisms with a nucleic acid sequence encoding an insecticidal protein. In particular, the nucleic acid sequences are useful for preparing plants and microorganisms that possess insecticidal activity. Thus, transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, plant tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions are insecticidal nucleic acids and proteins of bacterial species. The sequences find use in the construction of expression vectors for subsequent transformation into organisms of interest, as probes for the isolation of other homologous (or partially homologous) genes. The insecticidal proteins find use in controlling, inhibiting growth or killing lepidopteran, coleopteran, dipteran, fungal, hemipteran, and nematode pest populations and for producing compositions with insecticidal activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: David C. Cerf, James J. English, Carol A. Hendrick, Lu Liu, Jarred K. Oral, Phillip A. Patten, Barbara A. Rosen, Ute Schellenberger, Ingrid Udranszky, Jun-Zhi Wei, Genhai Zhu
  • Publication number: 20200055906
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for controlling pests are provided. The methods involve transforming organisms with a nucleic acid sequence encoding an insecticidal protein. In particular, the nucleic acid sequences are useful for preparing plants and microorganisms that possess insecticidal activity. Thus, transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, plant tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions are insecticidal nucleic acids and proteins of bacterial species. The sequences find use in the construction of expression vectors for subsequent transformation into organisms of interest including plants, as probes for the isolation of other homologous (or partially homologous) genes. The pesticidal proteins find use in controlling, inhibiting growth or killing Lepidopteran, Coleopteran, Dipteran, fungal, Hemipteran and nematode pest populations and for producing compositions with insecticidal activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: DANIEL J ALTIER, JENNIFER KARA BARRY, RYAN MICHAEL GERBER, STEVEN D GRUVER, LU LIU, UTE SCHELLENBERGER, JUN-ZHI WEI, WEIPING XIE, NASSER YALPANI, GENHAI ZHU
  • Patent number: 10563221
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for controlling pests are provided. The methods involve transforming organisms with a nucleic acid sequence encoding an insecticidal protein. In particular, the nucleic acid sequences are useful for preparing plants and microorganisms that possess insecticidal activity. Thus, transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, plant tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions are insecticidal nucleic acids and proteins of bacterial species. The sequences find use in the construction of expression vectors for subsequent transformation into organisms of interest including plants, as probes for the isolation of other homologous (or partially homologous) genes. The pesticidal proteins find use in controlling, inhibiting growth or killing Lepidopteran, Coleopteran, Dipteran, fungal, Hemipteran and nematode pest populations and for producing compositions with insecticidal activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignees: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC., E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Lu Liu, Jessica O'Rear, Young-Jun Park, Barbara Rosen, Ute Schellenberger, Eric Schepers, Jun-Zhi Wei, Weiping Xie, Nasser Yalpani, Xiaohong Zhong, Genhai Zhu
  • Publication number: 20190387749
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for controlling pests are provided. The methods involve transforming organisms with a nucleic acid sequence encoding an insecticidal protein. In particular, the nucleic acid sequences are useful for preparing plants and microorganisms that possess insecticidal activity. Thus, transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, plant tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions are insecticidal nucleic acids and proteins of bacterial species. The sequences find use in the construction of expression vectors for subsequent transformation into organisms of interest including plants, as probes for the isolation of other homologous (or partially homologous) genes. The pesticidal proteins find use in controlling, inhibiting growth or killing Lepidopteran, Coleopteran, Dipteran, fungal, Hemipteran and nematode pest populations and for producing compositions with insecticidal activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: STEVEN D. GRUVER, HEATHER KOZY, JESSICA O'REAR, BARBARA ROSEN, UTE SCHELLENBERGER, JUN-ZHI WEI, WEIPING XIE, XIAOHONG ZHONG, GENHAI ZHU
  • Patent number: 10457957
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for controlling pests are provided. The methods involve transforming organisms with a nucleic acid sequence encoding an insecticidal protein. In particular, the nucleic acid sequences are useful for preparing plants and microorganisms that possess insecticidal activity. Thus, transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, plant tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions are isolated insecticidal proteins and nucleic acids. The sequences find use in the construction of expression vectors for subsequent transformation into organisms of interest, as probes for the isolation of other homologous (or partially homologous) genes. The insecticidal proteins find use in controlling or killing lepidopteran, coleopteran, dipteran, fungal, hemipteran, and nematode pest populations and for producing compositions with insecticidal activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED IINTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Andre R Abad, Zhenglin Hou, Lu Liu, Brad Poland, Ute Schellenberger, Ingrid Udranszky, Jimei Wang, Jun-Zhi Wei, Thomas C Wolfe, Weiping Xie, Lan Zhou, Genhai Zhu
  • Patent number: 10448648
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for controlling pests are provided. The methods involve transforming organisms with a nucleic acid sequence encoding an insecticidal protein. In particular, the nucleic acid sequences are useful for preparing plants and microorganisms that possess insecticidal activity. Thus, transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, plant tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions are insecticidal nucleic acids and proteins of bacterial species. The sequences find use in the construction of expression vectors for subsequent transformation into organisms of interest including plants, as probes for the isolation of other homologous (or partially homologous) genes. The pesticidal proteins find use in controlling, inhibiting growth or killing Lepidopteran, Coleopteran, Dipteran, fungal, Hemipteran and nematode pest populations and for producing compositions with insecticidal activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERANTIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Steven Gruver, Heather Kozy, Jessica O'Rear, Barbara Rosen, Ute Schellenberger, Jun-Zhi Wei, Weiping Xie, Xiaohong Zhong, Genhai Zhu
  • Publication number: 20190142013
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for controlling pests are provided. The methods involve transforming organisms with a nucleic acid sequence encoding an insecticidal protein. In particular, the nucleic acid sequences are useful for preparing plants and microorganisms that possess insecticidal activity. Thus, transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, plant tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions are insecticidal nucleic acids and proteins of bacterial species. The sequences find use in the construction of expression vectors for subsequent transformation into organisms of interest including plants, as probes for the isolation of other homologous (or partially homologous) genes. The pesticidal proteins find use in controlling, inhibiting growth or killing Lepidopteran, Coleopteran, Dipteran, fungal, Hemipteran and nematode pest populations and for producing compositions with insecticidal activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: STEVEN GRUVER, HEATHER KOZY, JESSICA O'REAR, BARBARA ROSEN, UTE SCHELLENBERGER, JUN-ZHI WEI, WEIPING XIE, XIAOHONG ZHONG, GENHAI ZHU
  • Publication number: 20190119334
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for controlling pests are provided. The methods involve transforming organisms with a nucleic acid sequence encoding an insecticidal protein. In particular, the nucleic acid sequences are useful for preparing plants and microorganisms that possess insecticidal activity. Thus, transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, plant tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions are insecticidal nucleic acids and proteins of bacterial species. The sequences find use in the construction of expression vectors for subsequent transformation into organisms of interest including plants, as probes for the isolation of other homologous (or partially homologous) genes. The pesticidal proteins find use in controlling, inhibiting growth or killing Lepidopteran, Coleopteran, Dipteran, fungal, Hemipteran and nematode pest populations and for producing compositions with insecticidal activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: HEATHER KOZY, JARRED ORAL, UTE SCHELLENBERGER, JUN-ZHI WEI, WEIPING XIE, XIAOHONG ZHONG, GENHAI ZHU
  • Patent number: 10231460
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for controlling pests are provided. The methods involve transforming organisms with a nucleic acid sequence encoding an insecticidal protein. In particular, the nucleic acid sequences are useful for preparing plants and microorganisms that possess insecticidal activity. Thus, transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, plant tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions are insecticidal nucleic acids and proteins of bacterial species. The sequences find use in the construction of expression vectors for subsequent transformation into organisms of interest including plants, as probes for the isolation of other homologous (or partially homologous) genes. The pesticidal proteins find use in controlling, inhibiting growth or killing Lepidopteran, Coleopteran, Dipteran, fungal, Hemipteran and nematode pest populations and for producing compositions with insecticidal activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Steven Gruver, Heather Kozy, Jessica O'Rear, Barbara Rosen, Ute Schellenberger, Jun-Zhi Wei, Weiping Xie, Xiaohong Zhong, Genhai Zhu
  • Publication number: 20180325119
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for controlling pests are provided. The methods involve transforming organisms with a nucleic acid sequence encoding an insecticidal protein. In particular, the nucleic acid sequences are useful for preparing plants and microorganisms that possess insecticidal activity. Thus, transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, plant tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions are insecticidal nucleic acids and proteins of bacterial species. The sequences find use in the construction of expression vectors for subsequent transformation into organisms of interest including plants, as probes for the isolation of other homologous (or partially homologous) genes. The pesticidal proteins find use in controlling, inhibiting growth or killing Lepidopteran, Coleopteran, Dipteran, fungal, Hemipteran and nematode pest populations and for producing compositions with insecticidal activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicants: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC., E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: LU LIU, AMY LUM, JARRED KENNETH ORAL, CLAUDIA PEREZ-ORTEGA, BARBARA ANN MARIE ROSEN, UTE SCHELLENBERGER, JUN-ZHI WEI, WEIPING XIE, XIAOHONG ZHONG, GENHAI ZHU
  • Publication number: 20180273974
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for controlling pests are provided. The methods involve transforming organisms with a nucleic acid sequence encoding an insecticidal protein. In particular, the nucleic acid sequences are useful for preparing plants and microorganisms that possess insecticidal activity. Thus, transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, plant tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions are insecticidal nucleic acids and proteins of bacterial species. The sequences find use in the construction of expression vectors for subsequent transformation into organisms of interest including plants, as probes for the isolation of other homologous (or partially homologous) genes. The pesticidal proteins find use in controlling, inhibiting growth or killing Lepidopteran, Coleopteran, Dipteran, fungal, Hemipteran and nematode pest populations and for producing compositions with insecticidal activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicants: E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY, PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: LU LIU, JESSICA O'REAR, YOUNG-JUN PARK, BARBARA ROSEN, UTE SCHELLENBERGER, ERIC SCHEPERS, JUN-ZHI WEI, WEIPING XIE, NASSER YALPANI, XIAOHONG ZHONG, GENHAI ZHU