Patents by Inventor Kevin Kriss

Kevin 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).

  • Patent number: 11006633
    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 virgifera, D. barberi, D. speciosa, or D. undecimpunctata howardi.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Inventors: Karen E. Broglie, Kevin Kriss, Albert Lu, Mani Muthalagi, James Kevin Presnail
  • Publication number: 20170290338
    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 virgifera, D. barberi, D. speciosa, or D. undecimpunctata howardi.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Applicant: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Karen E. Broglie, Kevin Kriss, Albert Lu, Mani Muthalagi, James Kevin Presnail
  • Publication number: 20170245501
    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 virgifera, D. barberi, D. speciosa, or D. undecimpunctata howardi.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Applicant: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Karen E. Broglie, Kevin Kriss, Albert Lu, Mani Muthalagi, James Kevin Presnail
  • Patent number: 9686995
    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 virgifera, D. barberi, D. speciosa, or D. undecimpunctata howardi.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Karen E. Broglie, Mani Muthalagi, Kevin Kriss, Albert L. Lu, James K. Presnail
  • Publication number: 20160025697
    Abstract: Methods are provided for evaluating the insect resistance of a plant of interest. Specifically, methods are provided for high-throughput screening of soybean plants for resistance to kudzu bugs and stink bugs, including the brown marmorated stink bug and the southern green stink bug. In some embodiments, infesting emergent soybean seedlings with second instar stink bug nymphs and maintaining the nymphs in a closed environment with the seedling for only about 7 days allows evaluation of the stink bug resistance of a soybean variety of interest. Also provided are insect resistant plants, particularly plants resistant to kudzu bugs and stink bugs, as well as seeds produced by the resistant plants. Plants disclosed herein can be used to transfer the resistant trait into plant lines of interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Inventors: Jessie L. Alt, Kevin A. Kriss, Thomas Morris, James K. Presnail, Molly Ryan-Mahmutagic
  • Publication number: 20150305341
    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 virgifera, D. barberi, D. speciosa, or D. undecimpunctata howardi.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Applicant: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Karen E. Broglie, Kevin Kriss, Albert L. Lu, Mani Muthalagi, James Kevin Presnail
  • Patent number: 9107417
    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 virgifera, D. barberi, D. speciosa, or D. undecimpunctata howardi.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Karen E. Broglie, Mani Muthalagi, Kevin Kriss, Albert L. Lu, James K. Presnail
  • Publication number: 20140250552
    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 virgifera, D. barberi, D. speciosa, or D. undecimpunctata howardi.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicants: E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY, PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL
    Inventors: Karen E. Broglie, Mani Muthalagi, Kevin Kriss, Albert L. Lu, James K. Presnail
  • Publication number: 20110054007
    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 virgifera, D. barberi, D. speciosa, or D. undecimpunctata howardi.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Applicant: E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Karen E. Broglie, Kevin Kriss, Albert Laurence Lu, Mani Muthalagi, James K. Presnail