Patents by Inventor Marc C. Albertsen

Marc C. Albertsen 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: 10870860
    Abstract: A nuclear maize gene is mutated to result in dominant male sterility. Two mutants are provided which impact signal peptide processing. Restoration constructs and methods are provided for use of the dominant male-sterile mutants in producing hybrid seed for male-sterile hybrid plants. Other signal-peptide modifications are provided. Orthologs of the wild type or mutated gene in various species are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Inventors: Marc C Albertsen, Tim Fox, April L Leonard, Bailin Li, Brian R Loveland, Mary Trimnell
  • Publication number: 20200087678
    Abstract: Compositions and methods are capable of modulating male fertility in a plant. Compositions comprise polynucleotides and polypeptides, and fragments and variants thereof, which modulate male fertility. Expression cassettes comprise a male-fertility polynucleotide, or fragment or variant thereof, operably linked to a promoter, wherein expression of the polynucleotide modulates the male fertility of a plant. Regulatory sequences drive expression in a male-tissue-preferred manner and may be targets to downregulate an operably-linked gene. Mutations that induce nuclear recessive male sterility in subsequent selfing and crossing of wheat lines containing the mutations may be tracked. Male-sterile plants may be maintained by crossing with a maintainer plant. Hybrids can be produced using the male-sterile plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: MARC C ALBERTSEN, UTE BAUMANN, ANDREW MARK CIGAN, MANJIT SINGH, ELISE TUCKER, RYAN WHITFORD
  • Patent number: 10519464
    Abstract: Compositions and methods are capable of modulating male fertility in a plant. Compositions comprise polynucleotides and polypeptides, and fragments and variants thereof, which modulate male fertility. Expression cassettes comprise a male-fertility polynucleotide, or fragment or variant thereof, operably linked to a promoter, wherein expression of the polynucleotide modulates the male fertility of a plant. Regulatory sequences drive expression in a male-tissue-preferred manner and may be targets to downregulate an operably-linked gene. Mutations that induce nuclear recessive male sterility in subsequent selfing and crossing of wheat lines containing the mutations may be tracked. Male-sterile plants may be maintained by crossing with a maintainer plant. Hybrids can be produced using the male-sterile plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Marc C Albertsen, Ute Baumann, Andrew Mark Cigan, Manjit Singh, Elise Tucker, Ryan Whitford
  • Publication number: 20190211354
    Abstract: A nuclear maize gene is mutated to result in dominant male sterility. Two mutants are provided which impact signal peptide processing. Restoration constructs and methods are provided for use of the dominant male-sterile mutants in producing hybrid seed for male-sterile hybrid plants. Other signal-peptide modifications are provided. Orthologs of the wild type or mutated gene in various species are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicants: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC., E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: MARC C. ALBERTSEN, TIM FOX, APRIL L. LEONARD, BAILIN LI, BRIAN R. LOVELAND, MARY TRIMNELL
  • Publication number: 20190098858
    Abstract: Methods and compositions useful for avoiding plant meiosis and clonal reproduction through seed are provided herein. The present disclosure provides polynucleotides and related polypeptides of Spo11, Rec8, OSD1-1A, and OSD1-3A and methods and compositions for suppressing their expression level or activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Applicants: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC., E.I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: MARC C ALBERTSEN, TIM WAYNE FOX, MARISSA SIMON, MARK E WILLIAMS
  • Publication number: 20190062781
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for modulating male fertility in a plant are provided. Compositions comprise nucleotide sequences, and active fragments and variants thereof, which modulate male fertility. Further provided are expression cassettes comprising the male fertility polynucleotides, or active fragments or variants thereof, operably linked to a promoter, wherein expression of the polynucleotides modulates the male fertility of a plant. Various methods are provided wherein the level and/or activity of the sequences that influence male fertility is modulated in a plant or plant part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: MARC C. ALBERTSEN, ANDREW MARK CIGAN, HOWARD P. HERSHEY, MICHAEL LASSNER, YONGZHONG WU
  • Patent number: 10155962
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for modulating male fertility in a plant are provided. Compositions comprise nucleotide sequences, and active fragments and variants thereof, which modulate male fertility. Further provided are expression cassettes comprising the male fertility polynucleotides, or active fragments or variants thereof, operably linked to a promoter, wherein expression of the polynucleotides modulates the male fertility of a plant. Various methods are provided wherein the level and/or activity of the sequences that influence male fertility is modulated in a plant or plant part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Marc C. Albertsen, Andrew Mark Cigan, Howard P. Hershey, Michael Lassner, Yongzhong Wu
  • Publication number: 20180258445
    Abstract: Nucleotide sequences, amino acid sequences, and an associated promoter sequence are useful in methods of controlling male fertility in plants. Recombinant expression cassettes, vectors, plant cells, and plants comprise a disclosed nucleotide sequence and may encode a disclosed amino acid sequence. The recombinant expression cassettes are useful in controlling fertility, especially male fertility of annual crops. The promoter is useful in driving expression of an operably-linked heterologous polynucleotide. Constructs comprising homology to the promoter sequence are useful for downregulation of a polynucleotide associated with the promoter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Applicants: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC., E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: MARC C ALBERTSEN, TIM FOX, APRIL LEONARD, BAILIN LI, BRIAN LOVELAND, MARY TRIMNELL
  • Publication number: 20180142251
    Abstract: Methods and compositions used to prevent or decrease reduction, or reduction and recombination, during meiosis in female sporocyte, female gametophytes, or female gametes are described herein. The compositions and methods may include silencing elements and/or use gene-editing technology to decrease or inhibit Nrf4 expression levels or activity. Further provided are compositions and methods for the production of a plant that has ovules comprising non-reduced, or non-reduced and non-recombined, gametes, and/or seeds that contain clonal maternal embryos.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventors: Tim W. Fox, Marc C. Albertsen, Mark E. Williams, Shai J Lawit, Mark A. Chamberlin, Ueli Grossniklaus, Gion Arco Brunner, Nina Chumak, Joana Bernardes De Asis, Frederique Pasquer
  • Publication number: 20180030471
    Abstract: The present invention provides a seed blend comprising pesticidal seed and refuge seed, wherein plants grown from the pesticidal seed type do not pollinate or have reduced pollination of plants grown from the refuge seed type when the seed blend is planted. Methods for deploying the seed blend and for reducing cross-pollination between plants grown from the pesticidal seed and refuge seed are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: MARC C. ALBERTSEN, LAURA SUE HIGGINS, MARY TRIMNELL
  • Publication number: 20170298383
    Abstract: Compositions and methods are capable of modulating male fertility in a plant. Compositions comprise polynucleotides and polypeptides, and fragments and variants thereof, which modulate male fertility. Expression cassettes comprise a male-fertility polynucleotide, or fragment or variant thereof, operably linked to a promoter, wherein expression of the polynucleotide modulates the male fertility of a plant. The level and/or activity of a polynucleotide that influences male fertility is modulated in a plant or plant part. Regulatory sequences drive expression in a male-tissue-preferred manner and may be targets to downregulate an operably linked gene. Methods to track mutations that induce nuclear recessive male sterility in subsequent selfing and crossing of wheat lines containing the mutations are also provided. Male-sterile plants may be maintained by pollinating with a maintainer plant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: MARC C. ALBERTSEN, UTE BAUMANN, ANDREW MARK CIGAN, MANJIT SINGH, ELISE TUCKER, RYAN WHITFORD
  • Publication number: 20170298382
    Abstract: Genetic male sterile plants are provided in which complementing constructs result in suppression of a parental phenotype in the progeny. Methods to generate and maintain such plants and methods of use of said plants, are provided, including use of parental plants to produce sterile plants for hybrid seed production.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: Marc C. Albertsen, APRIL LYNN LEONARD, BAILIN LI, BO SHEN
  • Publication number: 20170290279
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods of obtaining clonal seeds, methods of plant cloning, methods of screening for maternal plants that produce clonal seeds asexually and methods of increasing yield of clonal seeds. Also disclosed are constructs comprising a nucleic acid that may silence the activity of a RNA-dependent DNA methylation pathway gene. Further disclosed are maternal plants comprising a construct wherein the construct comprises an exogenous nucleic acid sequence, wherein the construct renders the maternal plant defective for RNA-dependent DNA methylation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Inventors: Shai J. Lawit, Marc C. Albertsen, Tim Fox, William Gordon-Kamm, Michelle M. Van Allen, Jean-Philippe Vielle Calzada, Carlos Barragan Rosillo, Edgar Demesa Arevalo, Carlos Gonzalez Chavez, Elvira Hemandez Lagana, Gloria Leon Martinez, Nidia Sanchez Leon, Daniel Rodriguez Leal, Isaac Rodriguez Arevalo, Jaime Padilla Calzada
  • Patent number: 9556450
    Abstract: Isolated polynucleotides and polypeptides and recombinant DNA constructs useful for conferring drought tolerance, compositions (such as plants or seeds) comprising these recombinant DNA constructs, and methods utilizing these recombinant DNA constructs. The recombinant DNA construct comprises a polynucleotide operably linked to a promoter that is functional in a plant, wherein said polynucleotide encodes a DTP21 polypeptide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignees: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY, JAPAN TOBACCO INC, PIONEER HI-BRED INTL INC.
    Inventors: Marc C Albertsen, Yukoh Hiei, Teruyuki Imayama, Masakazu Kashihara, Norio Kato, Toshihiko Komari, Toshiyuki Komori, Stanley Luck, Ichiro Oka, Hajime Sakai, Yoshimitsu Takakura, Scott V Tingey, Satoru Usami
  • Publication number: 20160201084
    Abstract: Compositions and methods are capable of modulating male fertility in a plant. Compositions comprise polynucleotides and polypeptides, and fragments and variants thereof, which modulate male fertility. Expression cassettes comprise a male-fertility polynucleotide, or fragment or variant thereof, operably linked to a promoter, wherein expression of the polynucleotide modulates the male fertility of a plant. Regulatory sequences drive expression in a male-tissue-preferred manner and may be targets to downregulate an operably-linked gene. Mutations that induce nuclear recessive male sterility in subsequent selfing and crossing of wheat lines containing the mutations may be tracked. Male-sterile plants may be maintained by crossing with a maintainer plant. Hybrids can be produced using the male-sterile plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Inventors: MARC C ALBERTSEN, UTE BAUMANN, ANDREW MARK CIGAN, MANJIT SINGH, ELISE TUCKER, RYAN WHITFORD
  • Publication number: 20160024520
    Abstract: Nucleotide sequences, amino acid sequences, and an associated promoter sequence are useful in methods of controlling male fertility in plants. Recombinant expression cassettes, vectors, plant cells, and plants comprise a disclosed nucleotide sequence and may encode a disclosed amino acid sequence. The recombinant expression cassettes are useful in controlling fertility, especially male fertility of annual crops. The promoter is useful in driving expression of an operably-linked heterologous polynucleotide. Constructs comprising homology to the promoter sequence are useful for downregulation of a polynucleotide associated with the promoter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Inventors: Marc C. Albertsen, TIM FOX, APRIL LEONARD, BAILIN LI, BRIAN LOVELAND, MARY TRIMNELL
  • Publication number: 20160010109
    Abstract: Methods and compositions to adapt corn to grow in a geographical location such as northern dry climatic region are disclosed. By modulating phenotypic parameters such as for example flowering time, plant architecture, abiotic stress tolerance in a modular approach, corn is modified to grow in a geographical location that generally does not support growth corn to generate higher yields. Various methods, genes, and compositions are disclosed to improve adaptability and productivity of corn in the desired climatic conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventors: Marc C. Albertsen, XIAOMU NIU, DONGSHENG FENG, STEVEN PAUL KING, DWIGHT TOMES
  • Publication number: 20150252382
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for modulating male fertility in a plant are provided. Compositions comprise nucleotide sequences, and active fragments and variants thereof, which modulate male fertility. Further provided are expression cassettes comprising the male fertility polynucleotides, or active fragments or variants thereof, operably linked to a promoter, wherein expression of the polynucleotides modulates the male fertility of a plant. Various methods are provided wherein the level and/or activity of the sequences that influence male fertility is modulated in a plant or plant part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Applicant: Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc.
    Inventors: Marc C. Albertsen, Andrew Mark Cigan, Howard P. Hershey, Michael Lassner, Yongzhong Wu
  • Publication number: 20150191743
    Abstract: Nucleotide sequences and amino acid sequences may be useful in methods mediating male fertility in plants, particularly maize, rice, or sorghum. Wild-type and mutant forms are useful for various purposes. Vectors, plant cells, and plants comprise the nucleotide sequences or amino acid sequences. A promoter sequence operably linked to a polynucleotide of interest provides expression preferentially in male reproductive tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Applicants: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY, PIONEER HI BRED INTERNATIONAL INC
    Inventors: Marc C. Albertsen, Timothy Fox, April Leonard, Bailin Li, Brian Loveland, Mary Trimnell
  • Publication number: 20150152430
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for regulating expression of heterologous nucleotide sequences in a plant are provided. Compositions include promoter sequences with direct expression in an egg cell or embryonic cell-preferred manner. Such compositions find use in, for example, a method for expressing a heterologous nucleotide sequence in a plant; detection of specific cell types in the ovule and targeted ablation of specific cell types.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Inventors: Marc C. Albertsen, Mark Alan Chamberlin, Tim Wayne Fox, Shai Joshua Lawit, Brian Roy Loveland