Patents by Inventor Kevin L. Stecca

Kevin L. Stecca 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: 20210062209
    Abstract: Recombinant DNA constructs comprising the soybean sucrose synthase promoter operably linked to polynucleotides encoding transcription factors such as ODP1, Lec1 and FUSCA3 are disclosed. These constructs are used for increasing oil content while maintaining normal germination in oilseed plants. Methods to increase oil content in the seeds of an oilseed plant using this construct are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicants: E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY, PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: HOWARD GLENN DAMUDE, BRYCE REID DAINES, KNUT MEYER, KEVIN G RIPP, KEVIN L STECCA
  • Patent number: 10876128
    Abstract: Recombinant DNA constructs comprising the soybean sucrose synthase promoter operably linked to polynucleotides encoding transcription factors such as ODP1, Lec1 and FUSCA3 are disclosed. These constructs are used for increasing oil content while maintaining normal germination in oilseed plants. Methods to increase oil content in the seeds of an oilseed plant using this construct are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventors: Howard Glenn Damude, Bryce Daines, Knut Meyer, Kevin G. Ripp, Kevin L. Stecca
  • Publication number: 20200340005
    Abstract: Compositions and methods related to transgenic high oleic acid/ALS inhibitor-tolerant soybean plants are provided. Specifically, the present invention provides soybean plants having a DP-305423-1 event which imparts a high oleic acid phenotype and tolerance to at least one ALS-inhibiting herbicide. The soybean plant harboring the DP-305423-1 event comprises genomic/transgene junctions having at least the polynucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO:8, 9, 14, 15, 20, 21, 83 or 84. The characterization of the genomic insertion site of the DP-305423-1 event provides for an enhanced breeding efficiency and enables the use of molecular markers to track the transgene insert in the breeding populations and progeny thereof. Various methods and compositions for the identification, detection, and use of the soybean DP-305423-1 events are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: KENT BRINK, ROBERT F CRESSMAN, JR., ANTHONY J KINNEY, KNUT MEYER, KEVIN L STECCA, NATALIE N WEBER, CATHY XIAOYAN ZHONG
  • Patent number: 10745711
    Abstract: Compositions and methods related to transgenic high oleic acid/ALS inhibitor-tolerant soybean plants are provided. Specifically, the present invention provides soybean plants having a DP-305423-1 event which imparts a high oleic acid phenotype and tolerance to at least one ALS-inhibiting herbicide. The soybean plant harboring the DP-305423-1 event comprises genomic/transgene junctions having at least the polynucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO:8, 9, 14, 15, 20, 21, 83 or 84. The characterization of the genomic insertion site of the DP-305423-1 event provides for an enhanced breeding efficiency and enables the use of molecular markers to track the transgene insert in the breeding populations and progeny thereof. Various methods and compositions for the identification, detection, and use of the soybean DP-305423-1 events are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Anthony J Kinney, Kent Brink, Robert F. Cressman, Jr., Knut Meyer, Kevin L. Stecca, Natalie N. Weber, Cathy Xiaoyan Zhong
  • Publication number: 20190136252
    Abstract: Recombinant DNA constructs comprising the soybean sucrose synthase promoter operably linked to polynucleotides encoding transcription factors such as ODP1, Lec1 and FUSCA3 are disclosed. These constructs are used for increasing oil content while maintaining normal germination in oilseed plants. Methods to increase oil content in the seeds of an oilseed plant using this construct are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicants: E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY, PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Howard Glenn Damude, Bryce Daines, Knut Meyer, Kevin G. Ripp, Kevin L. Stecca
  • Publication number: 20180362995
    Abstract: Polynucleotide sequences encoding diacylglycerol acyltransferase genes and the use of these acyltransferases for increased seed storage lipid production and altered fatty acid profiles in oilseed plants are disclosed. Transgenic soybean seed having increased total fatty acid content of at least 20% and altered fatty acids when compared to the total fatty acid content of non-transgenic, null segregant soybean seed are described. Methods for increasing the total fatty acid content of a soybean seed by at least 20% include steps of transformation and selection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: KNUT MEYER, KEVIN L. STECCA
  • Patent number: 10087456
    Abstract: Polynucleotide sequences encoding diacylglycerol acyltransferase genes and the use of these acyltransferases for increased seed storage lipid production and altered fatty acid profiles in oilseed plants are disclosed. Transgenic soybean seed having increased total fatty acid content of at least 20% and altered fatty acids when compared to the total fatty acid content of non-transgenic, null segregant soybean seed are described. Methods for increasing the total fatty acid content of a soybean seed by at least 20% include steps of transformation and selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Knut Meyer, Kevin L Stecca
  • Patent number: 10053702
    Abstract: Recombinant DNA constructs comprise plastidic carbonic anhydrase coding sequences operably linked to polynucleotides encoding DGAT or transcription factors such as ODP1. These constructs can be used to increase oil content in plants and seeds to levels that are not achieved with DGAT alone. Methods of generating plants containing the constructs and for increasing oil content in the seeds of an oilseed plant are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Howard Glenn Damude, Knut Meyer, Kevin G. Ripp, Kevin L. Stecca
  • Patent number: 10036030
    Abstract: Recombinant DNA constructs comprising the soybean sucrose synthase promoter operably linked to polynucleotides encoding transcription factors such as ODP1, Lec1 and FUSCA3 are disclosed. These constructs are used for increasing oil content while maintaining normal germination in oilseed plants. Methods to increase oil content in the seeds of an oilseed plant using this construct are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignees: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY, PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Howard Glenn Damude, Bryce Daines, Knut Meyer, Kevin G Ripp, Kevin L Stecca
  • Publication number: 20180030464
    Abstract: Compositions and methods related to transgenic high oleic acid/ALS inhibitor-tolerant soybean plants are provided. Specifically, the present invention provides soybean plants having a DP-305423-1 event which imparts a high oleic acid phenotype and tolerance to at least one ALS-inhibiting herbicide. The soybean plant harboring the DP-305423-1 event comprises genomic/transgene junctions having at least the polynucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO:8, 9, 14, 15, 20, 21, 83 or 84. The characterization of the genomic insertion site of the DP-305423-1 event provides for an enhanced breeding efficiency and enables the use of molecular markers to track the transgene insert in the breeding populations and progeny thereof. Various methods and compositions for the identification, detection, and use of the soybean DP-305423-1 events are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: ANTHONY J KINNEY, Kent Brink, Robert F. Cressman, Knut Meyer, Kevin L. Stecca, Natalie N. Weber, Cathy Xiaoyan Zhong
  • Patent number: 9816098
    Abstract: Compositions and methods related to transgenic high oleic acid/ALS inhibitor-tolerant soybean plants are provided. Specifically, the present invention provides soybean plants having a DP-305423-1 event which imparts a high oleic acid phenotype and tolerance to at least one ALS-inhibiting herbicide. The soybean plant harboring the DP-305423-1 event comprises genomic/transgene junctions having at least the polynucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO:8, 9, 14, 15, 20, 21, 83 or 84. The characterization of the genomic insertion site of the DP-305423-1 event provides for an enhanced breeding efficiency and enables the use of molecular markers to track the transgene insert in the breeding populations and progeny thereof. Various methods and compositions for the identification, detection, and use of the soybean DP-305423-1 events are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Anthony J. Kinney, Kevin L. Stecca, Knut Meyer, Kent Brink, Robert F. Cressman, Natalie N. Weber, Cathy Xiaoyan Zhong
  • Patent number: 9790514
    Abstract: Transgenic soybean seed having increased total fatty acid content of at least 10% and altered fatty acid profiles when compared to the total fatty acid content of non-transgenic, null segregant soybean seed are described. DGAT genes from oleaginous organisms are used to achieve the increase in seed storage lipids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Knut Meyer, Howard Glenn Damude, Kevin G Ripp, Kevin L Stecca
  • Publication number: 20170145434
    Abstract: Polynucleotide sequences encoding diacylglycerol acyltransferase genes and the use of these acyltransferases for increased seed storage lipid production and altered fatty acid profiles in oilseed plants are disclosed. Transgenic soybean seed having increased total fatty acid content of at least 20% and altered fatty acids when compared to the total fatty acid content of non-transgenic, null segregant soybean seed are described. Methods for increasing the total fatty acid content of a soybean seed by at least 20% include steps of transformation and selection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: KNUT MEYER, KEVIN L STECCA
  • Patent number: 9617556
    Abstract: This invention is in the field of plant molecular biology. More specifically, this invention pertains to isolated nucleic acid fragments encoding ORM proteins in plants and seeds and the use of such fragments to modulate expression of a gene encoding ORM protein activity in a transformed host cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Knut Meyer, Kevin L Stecca
  • Patent number: 9574204
    Abstract: This invention is in the field of plant molecular biology. More specifically, this invention pertains to isolated nucleic acid fragments encoding PAE or PAE-Like proteins in plants and seeds and the use of such fragments to modulate expression of a gene encoding PAE or PAE-Like protein activity in a transformed host cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: E I DUPONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Knut Meyer, Brian McGonigle, Kevin L Stecca
  • Patent number: 9574207
    Abstract: Polynucleotide sequences encoding diacylglycerol acyltransferase genes and the use of these acyltransferases for increased seed storage lipid production and altered fatty acid profiles in oilseed plants are disclosed. Transgenic soybean seed having increased total fatty acid content of at least 20% and altered fatty acids when compared to the total fatty acid content of non-transgenic, null segregant soybean seed are described. Methods for increasing the total fatty acid content of a soybean seed by at least 20% include steps of transformation and selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Knut Meyer, Kevin L Stecca
  • Publication number: 20170029836
    Abstract: Recombinant DNA constructs comprise plastidic carbonic anhydrase coding sequences operably linked to polynucleotides encoding DGAT or transcription factors such as ODP1. These constructs can be used to increase oil content in plants and seeds to levels that are not achieved with DGAT alone. Methods of generating plants containing the constructs and for increasing oil content in the seeds of an oilseed plant are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Inventors: Howard Glenn Damude, Knut Meyer, Kevin G. Ripp, Kevin L. Stecca
  • Patent number: 9347066
    Abstract: This invention is in the field of plant molecular biology. More specifically, this invention pertains to isolated nucleic acid fragments encoding proteins with similarity to bacterial 2,4-dihydroxy-hept-2-ene-1,7-dioic acid class II-like aldolase proteins in plants and seeds and the use of such fragments to modulate expression of a gene encoding proteins with similarity to bacterial 2,4-dihydroxy-hept-2-ene-1,7-dioic acid class II-like aldolase proteins in a transformed host cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Inventors: Knut Meyer, Kevin L. Stecca
  • Publication number: 20160115497
    Abstract: Transgenic soybean seed having increased total fatty acid content of at least 10% and altered fatty acid profiles when compared to the total fatty acid content of non-transgenic, null segregant soybean seed are described. DGAT genes from oleaginous organisms are used to achieve the increase in seed storage lipids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Inventors: KNUT MEYER, Howard Glenn Damude, Kevin G. Ripp, Kevin L. Stecca
  • Patent number: 9284571
    Abstract: A recombinant DNA construct comprising a polynucleotide encoding an ODP1 polypeptide operably linked to a sucrose synthase 2 promoter where this construct can be used to increase oil content in the seeds of a cruciferous oilseed plant while maintaining normal germination is disclosed. A method for increasing oil content in the seeds of a cruciferous oilseed plant while maintaining normal germination using this construct is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Howard Glenn Damude, John D. Everard, Knut Meyer, Kevin G. Ripp, Kevin L. Stecca