Patents by Inventor Martin F. Yanofsky

Martin F. Yanofsky 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: 9499836
    Abstract: Plants having modulated expression of a HAF or BEE polypeptide and which modulate aspects of plant fertility, such as parthenocarpy, fertilization efficiency, and/or fruit size, are described. Methods of modulating fertility characteristics in a plant by modulating the expression of a HAF or BEE polypeptide in the plant are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Brian C. W. Crawford, Martin F. Yanofsky
  • Patent number: 9200294
    Abstract: The present application provides Brassica INDEHISCENT1 (BIND) sequences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: National Science Foundation
    Inventors: Martin F. Yanofsky, Sherry Kempin
  • Patent number: 8993843
    Abstract: The present application provides methods and compositions that modulate fruit dehiscence in plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Martin F. Yanofsky, Sarah Liljegren
  • Publication number: 20140245490
    Abstract: Plants having modulated expression of a HAF or BEE polypeptide and which modulate aspects of plant fertility, such as parthenocarpy, fertilization efficiency, and/or fruit size, are described. Methods of modulating fertility characteristics in a plant by modulating the expression of a HAF or BEE polypeptide in the plant are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Brian C.W. Crawford, Martin F. Yanofsky
  • Publication number: 20120149891
    Abstract: The present application provides Brassica INDEHISCENT1 (BIND) sequences.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Martin F. Yanofsky, Sherry Kempin
  • Patent number: 8143481
    Abstract: The present application provides Brassica INDEHISCENTI (BIND) sequences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Martin F. Yanofsky, Sherry Kempin
  • Publication number: 20110154539
    Abstract: The present application provides methods and compositions that modulate fruit dehiscence in plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2011
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Inventors: Martin F. Yanofsky, Sarah Liljegren
  • Patent number: 7897848
    Abstract: The present application provides methods and compositions that modulate fruit dehiscence in plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Martin F. Yanofsky, Sarah Liljegren
  • Publication number: 20090193542
    Abstract: The present application provides Brassica INDEHISCENTI (BIND) sequences.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2009
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Applicant: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Martin F. Yanofsky, Sherry Kempin
  • Patent number: 7528294
    Abstract: The present application provides Brassica INDEHISCENT1 (BIND) sequences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Martin F. Yanofsky, Sherry Kempin
  • Patent number: 7485772
    Abstract: The present invention provides a transgenic plant characterized by suppressed flowering. The transgenic plant contains a nucleic acid molecule including a floral organ selective regulatory element operatively linked to a nucleotide sequence encoding a cytotoxic gene product, wherein the nucleic acid molecule is heritable by progeny thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventor: Martin F. Yanofsky
  • Patent number: 7273968
    Abstract: The present invention provides plants that exhibit modulated reproductive development and methods of modulating the timing of reproductive development in plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2007
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Martin F. Yanofsky, Soraya Pelaz, Gary Ditta
  • Patent number: 7169964
    Abstract: A method for decreasing the rate of organ or floral abscission is described. The method includes modifying the ARF GAP domain of a gene. In one instance the gene is the NEVERSHED gene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignee: The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
    Inventors: Sarah J. Liljegren, Joseph R. Ecker, Martin F. Yanofsky
  • Patent number: 7135621
    Abstract: The present application provides methods and compositions that modulate fruit dehiscence in plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2006
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Martin F. Yanofsky, Sarah Liljegren
  • Patent number: 6998517
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods and compositions that modulate fruit dehiscence in plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Sarah Liljegren, Martin F. Yanofsky
  • Patent number: 6987214
    Abstract: The present invention provides a transgenic plant characterized by suppressed flowering. The transgenic plant contains a nucleic acid molecule including a floral organ selective regulatory element operatively linked to a nucleotide sequence encoding a cytotoxic gene product, wherein the nucleic acid molecule is heritable by progeny thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2006
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventor: Martin F. Yanofsky
  • Patent number: 6906240
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of reducing lignification in a vascular plant, comprising causing antisense suppression or co-suppression of both AGL1 and AGL5 expression in said plant, by ectopically expressing a nucleic acid molecule encoding an AGL1-like and AGL5-like gene product in said plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2005
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Martin F. Yanofsky, Sarah Liljegren
  • Patent number: 6846677
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of enhancing lignification in a vascular plant by ectopically expressing a nucleic acid molecule encoding a bHLH gene product in the plant, whereby lignification is enhanced due to ectopic expression of the nucleic acid molecule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2005
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Martin F. Yanofsky, Sarah Liljegren
  • Patent number: 6841721
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods of selectively controlling lignin biosynthesis in plants such that lignification is reduced or enhanced, as desired. The invention provides, for example, a method of reducing lignification in a vascular plant by ectopically expressing a nucleic acid molecule encoding an AGL8-like gene product in the plant, whereby lignification is reduced due to ectopic expression of the nucleic acid molecule. An AGL8-like gene product useful in the invention can have, for example, substantially the amino acid sequence of an AGL8 ortholog such as Arabidopsis AGL8 (SEQ ID NO:2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2005
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Martin F. Yanofsky, Sarah Liljegren
  • Patent number: 6828478
    Abstract: The present invention provides plants that exhibit modulated reproductive development and methods of modulating the timing of reproductive development in plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Martin F. Yanofsky, Soraya Pelaz, Gary Ditta