Patents by Inventor Larry R. Beach

Larry R. Beach 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: 7067720
    Abstract: This invention relates to newly identified polynucleotides and polypeptides in the phytic acid biosynthetic pathway, variants and derivatives of same; methods for making the polynucleotides, polypeptides, variants, derivatives and antagonists. In particular the invention relates to polynucleotides and polypeptides of the inositol polyphosphate kinase gene family. In particular this invention relates to using the newly identified polynucleotides and polypeptides to modulate the phytic acid biosynthesis in such a way as to decrease phytate and/or increase non-phytate phosphorous, especially in corn or soy animal feedstuffs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Assignees: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventors: Jinrui Shi, Hongyu Wang, Larry R. Beach, Jan Antoni Rafalski, Rebecca E. Cahoon
  • Patent number: 7053282
    Abstract: The present invention provides a plant seed the endosperm of which is characterized as having an elevated level of a preselected amino acid. The present invention also provides expression cassettes, vectors, plants, plant cells and a method for enhancing the nutritional value of seeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventors: Rudolf Jung, Larry R. Beach, Virginia M. Dress, A. Gururaj Rao, Jerome P. Ranch, David S. Ertl, Regina K. Higgins
  • Publication number: 20030009011
    Abstract: This invention relates to newly identified polynucleotides and polypeptides in the phytic acid biosynthetic pathway, variants and derivatives of same; methods for making the polynucleotides, polypeptides, variants, derivatives and antagonists. In particular the invention relates to polynucleotides and polypeptides of the inositol polyphosphate kinase gene family. In particular this invention relates to using the newly identified polynucleotides and polypeptides to modulate the phytic acid biosynthesis in such a way as to decrease phytate and/or increase non-phytate phosphorous, especially in corn or soy animal feedstuffs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2002
    Publication date: January 9, 2003
    Inventors: Jinrui Shi, Hongyu Wang, Larry R. Beach, Jan Antoni Rafalski, Rebecca E. Cahoon
  • Publication number: 20020110884
    Abstract: This invention relates to newly identified polynucleotides and polypeptides, variants and derivatives of same; methods for making the polynucleotides, polypeptides, variants, derivatives and antagonists. In particular the invention relates to polynucleotides and polypeptides of the phytate metabolic pathway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2001
    Publication date: August 15, 2002
    Inventors: Susan J. Martino-Catt, Hongyu Wang, Larry R. Beach
  • Publication number: 20020102682
    Abstract: This invention relates to newly identified polynucleotides and polypeptides, variants and derivatives of same; methods for making the polynucleotides, polypeptides, variants, derivatives and antagonists. In particular the invention relates to polynucleotides and polypeptides of the phytate metabolic pathway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2001
    Publication date: August 1, 2002
    Inventors: Susan J. Martino-Catt, Hongyu Wang, Larry R. Beach
  • Publication number: 20020102681
    Abstract: This invention relates to newly identified polynucleotides and polypeptides, variants and derivatives of same; methods for making the polynucleotides, polypeptides, variants, derivatives and antagonists. In particular the invention relates to polynucleotides and polypeptides of the phytate metabolic pathway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2001
    Publication date: August 1, 2002
    Inventors: Susan J. Martino-Catt, Hongyu Wang, Larry R. Beach
  • Patent number: 6391348
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of reducing cholesterol in animals and food products derived from such animals. The method includes feeding to the animals a low phytate food source so that the phytate phosphorus intake of the animal is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2002
    Assignees: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., The United States of America as represented by the Department of Agriculture
    Inventors: Heather L. Stilborn, Roger C. Crum, David W. Rice, Court A. Saunders, Mark A. Hinds, David S. Ertl, Larry R. Beach, William Edward Huff, Roger A. Kleese
  • Patent number: 6297426
    Abstract: A controllably constitutively female sterile plant is provided. A gene critical to female fertility is identified and the native gene inactivated. The gene is cloned, linked to an inducible promoter and inserted into the plant. The result is a plant that is constitutively female sterile with inducible female fertility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2001
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc C. Albertsen, Larry R. Beach, Gary A. Huffman, John Howard
  • Patent number: 6291224
    Abstract: This invention relates to newly identified polynucleotides and polypeptides, variants and derivatives of same; methods for making the polynucleotides, polypeptides, variants, derivatives and antagonists. In particular the invention relates to polynucleotides and polypeptides of the phytate metabolic pathway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2001
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventors: Susan J. Martino-Catt, Hongyu Wang, Larry R. Beach, Xun Wang, Benjamin A. Bowen
  • Patent number: 6265640
    Abstract: Fertility in a plant is controlled by inactivating a gene critical to fertility, and inserting into the plant the criticial gene linked to an inducible promoter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2001
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc C. Albertsen, Larry R. Beach, John Howard, Gary A. Huffman
  • Patent number: 6197561
    Abstract: This invention relates to newly identified polynucleotides and polypeptides, variants and derivatives of same; methods for making the polynucleotides, polypeptides, variants, derivatives and antagonists. In particular the invention relates to polynucleotides and polypeptides of the phytate metabolic pathway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2001
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventors: Susan J. Martino-Catt, Hongyu Wang, Larry R. Beach, Xun Wang, Benjamin A. Bowen
  • Patent number: 5859341
    Abstract: Fertility in a plant is controlled by inactivating a gene critical to fertility, and inserting into the plant the criticial gene linked to an inducible promoter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1999
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc C. Albertsen, Larry R. Beach, John Howard, Gary A. Huffman
  • Patent number: 5850014
    Abstract: Fertility in a plant is controlled by inactivating a gene critical to fertility, and inserting into the plant the critical gene linked to an inducible promoter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1998
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi-Bred International
    Inventors: Marc C. Albertsen, Larry R. Beach, John Howard, Gary A. Huffman
  • Patent number: 5824524
    Abstract: Fertility in a plant is controlled by inactivating a gene critical to fertility, and inserting into the plant the criticial gene linked to an inducible promoter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1998
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc C. Albertsen, Larry R. Beach, John Howard, Gary A. Huffman
  • Patent number: 5478369
    Abstract: Nucleotide sequences mediating male fertility in plants are described, with DNA molecule and amino acid sequences set forth. Use of the nucleotide sequences to mediate fertility in plants is also described. In one such method, an inducible promoter is used to regulate expression of the DNA molecule. The control sequences are modified so that it is normally "off" and as a result the plants are male sterile. When it is desired to reproduce the male sterile plants, male fertility is restored by treating the plants with a non-phytotoxic chemical which induces expression of the critical gene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 26, 1995
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc C. Albertsen, Larry R. Beach, John Howard, Gary A. Huffman
  • Patent number: 5432068
    Abstract: An inducible promoter is used to regulate expression of a gene which is known to be critical to male fertility. The selected gene's control sequences are modified so that it is normally "off" and as a result the plants are male sterile. When it is desired to reproduce the male sterile plants, male fertility is restored by treating the plants with a non-phytotoxic chemical which induces expression of the critical gene. A critical gene is one which affects flavonol production and in particular compounds of the formula: ##STR1## wherein R.sub.1, R.sub.2, R.sub.3, R.sub.4, R.sub.5, R.sub.7, and R.sub.8, are hydrogen, hydroxyl or alkoxy having from 1 to 4 carbon atoms. Particularly preferred flavonols include galangin, kaempferol, iso-rhamnetin, quercetin and morin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 11, 1995
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc C. Albertsen, Larry R. Beach, John Howard, Gary A. Huffman, Loverine Taylor
  • Patent number: RE39562
    Abstract: Derivatives of ?-hordothionin made by position-specific substitution with lysine residues provide lysine enrichment while retaining the antifungal activity of the parent compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2007
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventors: A. Gururaj Rao, Larry R. Beach