Patents by Inventor KEVIN ANDREW KRISS

KEVIN ANDREW KRISS 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: 20200196609
    Abstract: Methods and compositions are provided which employ a silencing element that, when ingested by a pest, such as a Coleopteran plant pest or a Diabarotica plant pest, decrease the expression of a target sequence in the pest. In specific embodiments, the decrease in expression of the target sequence controls the pest and thereby the methods and compositions are capable of limiting damage to a plant. The present invention provides various target polynucleotides set forth in any one of SEQ ID NOS: 1-236 or active variants and fragments thereof, wherein a decrease in expression of one or more the sequences in the target pest controls the pest (i.e., has insecticidal activity). Further provided are silencing elements which when ingested by the pest decrease the level of the target polypeptide and thereby control the pest. In specific embodiment, the pest is D. virgifera virgifera, D. barberi, D. speciosa, or D. undecimpunctata howardi.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: KAREN E BROGLIE, KEVIN ANDREW KRISS, ALBERT L LU, MANI MUTHALAGI, JAMES KEVIN PRESNAIL
  • Publication number: 20170318814
    Abstract: Methods and compositions are provided which employ a silencing element that, when ingested by a pest, such as a Coleopteran plant pest or a Diabrotica plant pest, decrease the expression of a target sequence in the pest. In specific embodiments, the decrease in expression of the target sequence controls the pest and thereby the methods and compositions are capable of limiting damage to a plant. The present invention provides various target polynucleotides set forth in any one of SEQ ID NOS: 1-236 or active variants and fragments thereof, wherein a decrease in expression of one or more the sequences in the target pest controls the pest (i.e., has insecticidal activity). Further provided are silencing elements which when ingested by the pest decrease the level of the target polypeptide and thereby control the pest. In specific embodiment, the pest is D. virgifera, D. barberi, D. speciosa, or D. undecimpunctata howardi.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Applicant: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: KAREN E BROGLIE, KEVIN ANDREW KRISS, ALBERT LAURENCE LU, MANI MUTHALAGI, JAMES KEVIN PRESNAIL