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).

  • Publication number: 20240016153
    Abstract: Methods are provided to increase hybrid seed yield in wheat seed production. Methods for enhancing pollination success and limiting the proportion of self-fertilized male seed in the final produced seed stock are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2023
    Publication date: January 18, 2024
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: MARC C. ALBERTSEN, JESSIE LYNN ALT, BILL S. CURRAN, MARK E. WILLIAMS
  • Publication number: 20240018538
    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: July 31, 2023
    Publication date: January 18, 2024
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: MARC C. ALBERTSEN, UTE BAUMANN, ANDREW MARK CIGAN, MANJIT SINGH, ELISE TUCKER, RYAN WHITFORD
  • Patent number: 11761016
    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: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Inventors: Marc C Albertsen, Ute Baumann, Andrew Mark Cigan, Manjit Singh, Elise Tucker, Ryan Whitford
  • Publication number: 20230132042
    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 29, 2022
    Publication date: April 27, 2023
    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 Hernandez Lagana, Gloria Leon Martinez, Nidia Sanchez Leon, Daniel Rodriguez Leal, Isaac Rodriguez Arevalo, Jaime Padilla Calzada
  • Publication number: 20220403411
    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: June 2, 2022
    Publication date: December 22, 2022
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: MARC C ALBERTSEN, ANDREW MARK CIGAN, HOWARD P HERSHEY, MICHAEL LASSNER, YONGZHONG WU
  • Patent number: 11466288
    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: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignees: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    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 Hernandez Lagana, Gloria Leon Martinez, Nidia Sanchez Leon, Daniel Rodriguez Leal, Isaac Rodriguez Arevalo, Jaime Padilla Calzada
  • Publication number: 20220275383
    Abstract: Isolated polynucleotides and polypeptides, and recombinant DNA constructs useful for regulating plant sterility are provided, and methods utilizing these recombinant DNA constructs are also provided. Compositions comprising these recombinant DNA constructs or a modified endogenous sterile gene are further provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2019
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Applicants: SINOBIOWAY BIO-AGRICULTURE GROUP CO. LTD., PIONEER OVERSEAS CORPORATION
    Inventors: GUIHUA LU, GUANFAN MAO, GUOKUI WANG, WEI WANG, HUANHUAN DING, YUZHEN ZHENG, MARC C ALBERTSEN, TIM FOX
  • Patent number: 11377668
    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: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Inventors: Marc C. Albertsen, Andrew Mark Cigan, Howard P. Hershey, Michael Lassner, Yongzhong Wu
  • Publication number: 20220056472
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods and compositions for restoring fertility and maintaining sterility in plants. In particular, one method disclosed includes introducing into a male-sterile plant, wherein the plant comprises one or more homozygous mutations in a male-fertility gene, a plant restoration donor chromosomal component comprising a plant-derived polynucleotide that confers a plant phenotypic marker linked to a male-fertility restoration locus that functionally complements the male-sterility phenotype from the one or more homozygous mutations in the male-sterile plant. In some examples, the plant-derived polynucleotide that confers a plant phenotypic marker and the male-fertility restoration locus are linked to each other and located on the same chromosomal arm on the plant restoration donor chromosomal component. In some examples, the plant-derived polynucleotide that confers a plant phenotypic marker, the male-fertility restoration locus, or both are modified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: MARC C ALBERTSEN, TIM FOX, MANJIT SINGH, MARK E WILLIAMS
  • Publication number: 20220033843
    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: October 20, 2021
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: MARC C. ALBERTSEN, LAURA SUE HIGGINS, MARY TRIMNELL
  • Publication number: 20210254096
    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: April 29, 2021
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: MARC C ALBERTSEN, UTE BAUMANN, ANDREW MARK CIGAN, MANJIT SINGH, ELISE TUCKER, RYAN WHITFORD
  • Patent number: 11015209
    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: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Inventors: Marc C Albertsen, Ute Baumann, Andrew Mark Cigan, Manjit Singh, Elise Tucker, Ryan Whitford
  • Publication number: 20210139927
    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 20, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    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
  • 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