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: 20100293670
    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: July 29, 2010
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Mei Guo, Mary A. Rupe, Wesley B. Bruce, Rajeev Gupta, Carl R. Simmons
  • Patent number: 7834240
    Abstract: The present invention provides polynucleotides and related polypeptides (SEQ ID NO: 3 and 4) 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: May 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc
    Inventors: Mei Guo, Mary A. Rupe, Wesley B. Bruce, Rajeev Gupta, Carl R Simmons
  • Publication number: 20100162440
    Abstract: The present invention includes methods for using favorable functional allele variants to optimize transgene effects and achieve the maximum potential of transgene efficacy. The present invention provides heterozygous allelic combinations of the transgene by stacking alleles from different heterotic pools, methods to increase crop yield by driving genes (maize or other species) by using heterozygous promoter allele combinations that consist of differentially regulatory allelic elements from heterotic pools, methods to increase crop yield utilizing transgenic complementary paired alleles controlling plant growth and yield. Plants, plant progeny, seeds and tissues created by these methods are also described. Polynucleotides encoding the alleles are provided for expression in a plant of interest. Expression cassettes, plants, plant cells, plant parts and seeds comprising the sequences of the invention are further provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Mei Guo, Mary Rupe
  • Publication number: 20090222954
    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: May 12, 2009
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Mei Guo, Mary A. Rupe, Wesley B. Bruce, Rajeev Gupta, Carl R. Simmons
  • Patent number: 7550575
    Abstract: The present invention provides polynucleotides and related polypeptides (SEQ ID NO: 1 and 2) 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: March 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventors: Mei Guo, Mary A Rupe, Wesley B Bruce, Rajeev Gupta, Carl R Simmons
  • Publication number: 20080078004
    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: September 24, 2007
    Publication date: March 27, 2008
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Mei Guo, Mary Rupe, Carl Simmons, Shoba Sivasankar
  • Publication number: 20070234443
    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: March 29, 2007
    Publication date: October 4, 2007
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Mei Guo, Mary A Rupe, Wesley B. Bruce, Rajeev Gupta, Carl R. Simmons
  • Patent number: 7214857
    Abstract: The present invention provides polynucleotides and related polypeptides of the protein ZMNAM isolated from maize endosperm. The invention provides genomic sequence for the ZMNAM gene. ZMNAM is a novel gene and is regulated by gene-specific imprinting. ZMNAM expression is endosperm-specific and expressed throughout the endosperm development, peaking at 25 DAP. Genomic imprinting has been implicated to play a role in endosperm development. Genes regulated by allele-specific imprinting are suspected to be non-essential to seed development. Gene-specific imprinting however, regulates developmentally important genes. The ZMNAM gene, a putative transcriptional factor, may play an important role in endosperm development, which may further affect kernel size, plant vigor during germination and at the early seedling stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2007
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventors: Mei Guo, Mary A. Rupe, Olga Danilevskaya
  • Publication number: 20030226167
    Abstract: The present invention provides polynucleotides and related polypeptides of the protein ZMNAM isolated from maize endosperm. The invention provides genomic sequence for the ZMNAM gene. ZMNAM is a novel gene and is regulated by gene-specific imprinting. ZMNAM expression is endosperm-specific and expressed throughout the endosperm development, peaking at 25 DAP. Genomic imprinting has been implicated to play a role in endosperm development. Genes regulated by allele-specific imprinting are suspected to be non-essential to seed development. Gene-specific imprinting however, regulates developmentally important genes. The ZMNAM gene, a putative transcriptional factor, may play an important role in endosperm development, which may further affect kernel size, plant vigor during germination and at the early seedling stage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2003
    Publication date: December 4, 2003
    Applicant: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventors: Mei Guo, Mary A. Rupe, Olga Danilevskaya