Patents by Inventor Marc Charles Ernest Van Montagu

Marc Charles Ernest Van Montagu 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: 6830928
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for the in vitro preparation of starting materials for micropropagation and/or storage of germplasm, comprising the steps of contacting plant material with a microorganism that induces fasciation and/or one or more fasciation-inducing factors derived from the microorganism or derived from the infected and/or fasciated tissue; developing leafy galls or shoot outgrowths on the plant material; and isolating the leafy galls or shoot outgrowths as the starting materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2004
    Assignees: Vlaam Interuniversitair Instituut Voor Biotechnologie, Universite Libre de Bruxelles
    Inventors: Koenraad Hilaire Maria Goethals, Mondher El Jaziri, Marc Charles Ernest Van Montagu
  • Publication number: 20030097679
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polynucleotide in isolated form, which polynucleotide codes for a protein with the activity of the enzyme L-galactono-&ggr;-lactone dehydrogenase, which polynucleotide comprises at least the L-galactono-&ggr;-lactone dehydrogenase activity-determining parts of the coding part of the sequence or a sequence derived therefrom on the basis of the degeneration of the genetic code. The invention further relates to the use of the polynucleotide in the production of transgenic plants, plant cells, or other eukaryotic cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2002
    Publication date: May 22, 2003
    Inventors: Guy Jerome Corneel Bauw, Mark William Davey, Jens Ostergaard, Marc Charles Ernest Van Montagu
  • Patent number: 6469149
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polynucleotide in isolated form, which polynucleotide codes for a protein with the activity of the enzyme L-galactono-&ggr;-lactone dehydrogenase, which polynucleotide comprises at least the L-galactono-&ggr;-lactone dehydrogenase activity-determining parts of the coding part of the nucleotide sequence or a sequence derived therefrom on the basis of the degeneration of the genetic code. The invention further relates to the use of the polynucleotide in the production of transgenic plants, plant cells, or other eukaryotic cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2002
    Assignee: Vlaams Interuniversitair Instituut Voor Biotechnologies
    Inventors: Guy Jerome Corneel Bauw, Mark William Davey, Jens Ostergaard, Marc Charles Ernest Van Montagu
  • Patent number: 6107546
    Abstract: Novel transformation vectors containing novel chimeric genes allow the introduction of exogenous DNA fragments coding for truncated Bacillus thuringiensis Bt2 polypeptide toxins and expression of the chimeric gene in plant cells and their progeny after Integration into the plant cell genome. Transformed plant cells and their progeny exhibit stably inherited polypeptide toxin expression useful for protecting said plant cells and their progeny against Lepidopteron insect pests and in controlling said insect pests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2000
    Assignee: Aventis CropScience N.V.
    Inventors: Henri Marcel Jozef De Greve, Maria Benita Leonor Fernandez Salgado, Marc Charles Ernest Van Montagu, Mark Albert Vaeck, Marcus Florent Oscar Zabeau, Jan Jozef August Leemans, Hermanus Fransiscus Paulus Hofte
  • Patent number: 5843898
    Abstract: Novel transformation vectors containing novel chimeric genes allow the introduction of exogenous DNA fragments coding for polypeptide toxins produced by Bacillus thuringiensis or having substantial sequence homology to a gene coding for a polypeptide toxin as described herein and expression of the chimeric gene in plant cells and their progeny after integration into the plant cell genome. Transformed plant cells and their progeny exhibit stably inherited polypeptide toxin expression useful for protecting said plant cells and their progeny against certain insect pests and in controlling said insect pests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1998
    Assignee: Plant Genetic Systems, N.V.
    Inventors: Henri Marcel Jozef De Greve, Maria Benita Leonor Fernandez Salgado, Marc Charles Ernest Van Montagu, Mark Albert Vaeck, Marcus Florent Oscar Zabeau, Jan Jozef August Leemans, Hermanus Fransiscus Paulus Hofte
  • Patent number: 5767372
    Abstract: Novel transformation vectors containing novel chimeric genes allow the introduction of exogenous DNA fragments coding for polypeptide toxins produced by Bacillus thuringiensis or having substantial sequence homology to a gene coding for a polypeptide toxin as described herein and expression of the chimeric gene in plant cells and their progeny after integration into the plant cell genome. Transformed plant cells and their progeny exhibit stably inherited polypeptide toxin expression useful for protecting said plant cells and their progeny against certain insect pests and in controlling said insect pests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1998
    Assignee: Plant Genetic Systems, N.V.
    Inventors: Henri Marcel Jozef De Greve, Maria Benita Leonor Fernandez Salgado, Marc Charles Ernest Van Montagu, Mark Albert Vaeck, Marcus Florent Oscar Zabeau, Jan Jozef August Leemans, Hermanus Fransiscus Paulus Hofte
  • Patent number: 5760181
    Abstract: Novel transformation vectors containing novel chimeric genes allow the introduction of exogenous DNA fragments coding for polypeptide toxins produced by Bacillus thuringiensis or having substantial sequence homology to a gene coding for a polypeptide toxin as described herein and expression of the chimeric gene in plant cells and their progeny after integration into the plant cell genome. Transformed plant cells and their progeny exhibit stably inherited polypeptide toxin expression useful for protecting said plant cells and their progeny against certain insect pests and in controlling said insect pests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1998
    Assignee: Plant Genetic Systems, N.V.
    Inventors: Henri Marcel Jozef De Greve, Maria Benita Leonor Fernandez Salgado, Marc Charles Ernest Van Montagu, Mark Albert Vaeck, Marcus Florent Oscar Zabeau, Jan Jozef August Leemans, Hermanus Fransiscus Paulus Hofte