Patents by Inventor Mary A. Rupe

Mary A. Rupe 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: 20210388370
    Abstract: The compositions and methods disclosed relate to DNA compositions, plant cells, seeds, plant parts that relate to maize plants with increased grain yield trait. Also provided are assays for detecting the presence of the maize DP-202216-6 event based on the DNA sequence of the recombinant construct inserted into the maize genome and the DNA sequences flanking the insertion site. Kits and conditions useful in conducting the assays are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2021
    Publication date: December 16, 2021
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: NATHAN DAVID COLES, OLGA DANILEVSKAYA, JEFFREY HABBEN, MARY A. RUPE, JEFFREY R. SCHUSSLER, BO SHEN, BENJAMIN P. WEERS, JINGRUI WU
  • Publication number: 20210324398
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for editing an endogenous NAC genes in plants are provided, for the improvement of traits of agronomic or commercial importance. Modifications of expression and activity of NAC genes are described, including editing endogenous NAC gene functional motifs and knocking out NAC gene function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: ZHENGLIN HOU, MARY A RUPE, BO SHEN, ROBERT W WILLIAMS, WEIQING ZENG, JUN ZHANG
  • Patent number: 11124801
    Abstract: The compositions and methods disclosed relate to DNA compositions, plant cells, seeds, plant parts that relate to maize plants with increased grain yield trait. Also provided are assays for detecting the presence of the maize DP-202216-6 event based on the DNA sequence of the recombinant construct inserted into the maize genome and the DNA sequences flanking the insertion site. Kits and conditions useful in conducting the assays are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Inventors: Nathan David Coles, Olga Danilevskaya, Jeffrey Habben, Mary A Rupe, Jeffrey R Schussler, Bo Shen, Benjamin P Weers, Jingrui Wu
  • Publication number: 20210155949
    Abstract: Genome edited plants, plant cells, seeds and plant parts of maize are provided where expression levels and/or activities of MADS-box transcription factors are modulated to improve one or more agronomic characteristics such as grain yield. Also provided are compositions comprising polynucleotides encoding polypeptides and guide RNAs targeted to endogenous maize MADS-box proteins including for example, targeted site-directed mutagenesis using CRISPR-associated nucleases. Additionally, various methods of employing the polynucleotides and genetic modifications in plants, such as methods for modulating expression level in a maize plant and methods for increasing yield of a maize plant are also provided herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: SHANE E ABBITT, MARY J FRANK, SHAI LAWIT, ROSANA MELO, MARY A RUPE, BO SHEN, JINGRUI WU
  • Publication number: 20210115463
    Abstract: The compositions and methods disclosed relate to DNA compositions, plant cells, seeds, plant parts that relate to maize plants with increased grain yield trait. Also provided are assays for detecting the presence of the maize DP-202216-6 event based on the DNA sequence of the recombinant construct inserted into the maize genome and the DNA sequences flanking the insertion site. Kits and conditions useful in conducting the assays are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: HEATHER MARIE CHRISTENSEN, NATHAN DAVID COLES, OLGA DANILEVSKAYA, JEFFREY HABBEN, MARY A RUPE, JEFFREY R SCHUSSLER, BO SHEN, BENJAMIN P WEERS, JINGRUI WU
  • Publication number: 20190320607
    Abstract: The compositions and methods disclosed relate to DNA compositions, plant cells, seeds, plant parts that relate to maize plants with increased grain yield trait. Also provided are assays for detecting the presence of the maize DP-202216-6 event based on the DNA sequence of the recombinant construct inserted into the maize genome and the DNA sequences flanking the insertion site. Kits and conditions useful in conducting the assays are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Heather Marie Christensen, Nathan David Coles, Olga Danilevskaya, Jeffrey Habben, Mary A Rupe, Jeffrey R Schussler, Bo Shen, Benjamin P Weers, Jingrui Wu
  • Publication number: 20180044694
    Abstract: Methods for modulating plants using optimized ZmME293 down-regulation constructs are disclosed. Also disclosed are nucleotide sequences, constructs, vectors, and modified plant cells, as well as transgenic plants displaying increased seed and/or biomass yield, improved tolerance to abiotic stress such as drought or high plant density, improved nitrogen utilization efficiency, increased ear number and/or reduction in time to scenescence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: Mei Guo, Xiaomu Niu, Mary Rupe, Jeffrey R. Schussler
  • Patent number: 9677084
    Abstract: Methods for modulating plants using optimized ZmME293 down-regulation constructs are disclosed. Also disclosed are nucleotide sequences, constructs, vectors, and modified plant cells, as well as transgenic plants displaying increased seed and/or biomass yield, improved tolerance to abiotic stress such as drought or high plant density, improved nitrogen utilization efficiency, increased ear number and/or reduction in time to scenescence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Mei Guo, Xiaomu Niu, Mary Rupe, Jeffrey Schussler
  • Publication number: 20170037424
    Abstract: The present invention provides polynucleotides and related polypeptides of the ZmARGOS gene family. The invention provides genomic sequence for the ZmARGOS genes. ZmARGOS is responsible for controlling plant growth, organ size and yield in crop plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Inventors: Wesley Bruce, Mei Guo, Rajeev Gupta, Mary Rupe, Carl Simmons
  • Patent number: 9518266
    Abstract: The present invention provides polynucleotides and related polypeptides of the ZmARGOS gene family. The invention provides genomic sequence for the ZmARGOS genes. ZmARGOS is responsible for controlling plant growth, organ size and yield in crop plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Wesley Bruce, Mei Guo, Rajeev Gupta, Mary Rupe, Carl Simmons
  • Publication number: 20160010101
    Abstract: Methods for modulating plants using optimized nitrate transporter constructs are disclosed. Also disclosed are nucleotide sequences, constructs, vectors, and modified plant cells, as well as transgenic plants displaying increased seed and/or biomass yield, improved tolerance to abiotic stress such as drought or high plant density, improved nitrogen utilization efficiency, increased ear tissue growth or kernel number.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventors: STEPHEN M ALLEN, MEI GUO, DALE F LOUSSAERT, MARY RUPE, HAIYIN WANG
  • Publication number: 20150240254
    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 12, 2013
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Inventors: Mei Guo, Kevin Hayes, Mary Rupe, Bo Shen, Carl Simmons, Yongzhong Wu
  • Publication number: 20150159166
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides polynucleotides and related polypeptides which are used to modify ethylene sensitivity in plants. Ethylene insensitive transgenic maize plants produce higher grain yields in water deficient and low nitrogen environments than non-transgenic plants. Through controlled expression of the transgene in desired tissues and organs, or specific plant developmental stages, the ethylene perception and signal transduction is altered to create transgenic plants which yield better under abiotic stress.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Inventors: Rayeann Archibald, Wesley Bruce, Mei Guo, Rajeev Gupta, Mary Rupe, Kathleen Schellin, Jinrui Shi, Carl Simmons
  • Patent number: 9024141
    Abstract: The present invention provides polynucleotides and related polypeptides of the ZmERECTA gene family. The invention provides nucleic acid sequences for the Zm ERECTA genes. ZmERECTA is responsible for controlling plant growth, organ size and yield in crop plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi Bred International Inc
    Inventors: Mei Guo, Mary Rupe, Carl Simmons, Shoba Sivasankar
  • Publication number: 20140041081
    Abstract: The present invention provides polynucleotides and related polypeptides of the ZmARGOS gene family. The invention provides genomic sequence for the ZmARGOS genes. ZmARGOS is responsible for controlling plant growth, organ size and yield in crop plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: Pioneer Hi Bred International Inc.
    Inventors: Wesley B Bruce, Mei Guo, Rajeev Gupta, Mary Rupe, Carl R. Simmons
  • Patent number: 8575422
    Abstract: The present invention provides polynucleotides and related polypeptides (SEQ ID NO: 11 and 44) of the ZmARGOS (Auxin-Regulated Gene involved in Organ Size) gene family. The invention provides genomic sequence for the ZmARGOS genes. ZmARGOS is responsible for controlling plant growth, organ size and yield in crop plants. Transgenic plants expressing ZmARGOS show a positive impact on biomass accumulation and rate of maize plant growth, as well as an increase in organ size. These maize genes will find utility for enhancing agronomic traits in maize (and other crops).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi Bred International Inc.
    Inventors: Mei Guo, Mary A Rupe, Wesley B Bruce, Rajeev Gupta, Carl R Simmons
  • Publication number: 20120278947
    Abstract: Methods for modulating plants using optimized ZmME293 down-regulation constructs are disclosed. Also disclosed are nucleotide sequences, constructs, vectors, and modified plant cells, as well as transgenic plants displaying increased seed and/or biomass yield, improved tolerance to abiotic stress such as drought or high plant density, improved nitrogen utilization efficiency, increased ear number and/or reduction in time to scenescence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: PIONEER HI BRED INTERNATIONAL INC
    Inventors: Mei Guo, Xiaomu Niu, Mary Rupe, Jeffrey R. Schussler
  • Publication number: 20110277183
    Abstract: This invention provides isolated polynucleotides, polypeptides, and recombinant DNA constructs useful for conferring an alteration in one or more plant architecture characteristics. Also provided are methods utilizing these polynucleotides, polypeptides, and recombinant DNA constructs. In certain embodiments, the recombinant DNA construct comprises a polynucleotide operably linked to a promoter that is functional in a plant, wherein said polynucleotide encodes a Squatty-Crinkle-Leaf Polypeptide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Inventors: Olga Danilevskaya, Mei Guo, Fukun Jiang, Balin Li, Mary Rupe
  • Publication number: 20110035844
    Abstract: The present invention provides polynucleotides and related polypeptides of the ZmERECTA gene family. The invention provides nucleic acid sequences for the Zm ERECTA genes. ZmERECTA is responsible for controlling plant growth, organ size and yield in crop plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2010
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Mei Guo, Mary Rupe, Carl Simmons, Shoba Sivasankar
  • Patent number: 7847158
    Abstract: The present invention provides polynucleotides and related polypeptides of the ZmERECTA gene family. The invention provides nucleic acid sequences for the Zm ERECTA genes. ZmERECTA is responsible for controlling plant growth, organ size and yield in crop plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventors: Mei Guo, Mary Rupe, Carl Simmons, Shoba Sivasankar