Patents by Inventor Mary J. Frank

Mary J. Frank 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: 20210324401
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to gene expression modulation elements from plants and their use in modulating the expression of one or more heterologous nucleic acid fragments in plants. The disclosure further discloses compositions, polynucleotide constructs, transformed host cells, plants and seeds containing the expression modulating elements, and methods for preparing and using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: SHANE E ABBITT, MARY J FRANK, THOMAS W GREENE, NANDINI KRISHNAMURTHY, ANDREW RUPIPER
  • 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: 20180363069
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for identifying novel genes useful for modulating desired agronomic traits in plants are presented herein. The present disclosure relates to methods for identifying line-specific and cluster-specific genes from plants that show perturbation of expression in response to perturbation of expression of a primary gene, and the perturbation of expression of the line-specific or cluster-specific gene confers alterations in agronomic characteristics upon the plant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicants: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC., E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: SONAL BAKIWALA, DEBASIS DAN, KRUPA DESHMUKH, MARY J. FRANK, NANDINI KRISHNAMURTHY, BINDU ANDREUZZA, ROBERT WAYNE WILLIAMS, SANGEETA AGARWAL
  • Publication number: 20100115667
    Abstract: The invention provides isolated nitrate uptake associated nucleic acids and their encoded proteins for modulating nitrogen uptake efficiency in plants. The invention includes methods and compositions relating to altering nitrogen utilization and/or uptake in plants. The invention further provides recombinant expression cassettes, host cells, and transgenic plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2009
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Mary J. Frank, Carl R. Simmons
  • Publication number: 20090025102
    Abstract: The invention provides isolated glutamate receptor associated nucleic acids and their encoded proteins for modulating nitrogen utilization efficiency in plants. The invention includes methods and compositions relating to altering nitrogen utilization and/or uptake in plants. The invention further provides recombinant expression cassettes, host cells, and transgenic plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2008
    Publication date: January 22, 2009
    Applicants: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC., THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: HOWARD P. HERSHEY, MARY J. FRANK, CARL R. SIMMONS, FRANK J. TURANO
  • Publication number: 20090011516
    Abstract: The invention provides a rapid and efficient method and assay for monitoring nitrogen uptake by a plant using a pH indicator. The plant is exposed to medium comprising one or more sources of nitrogen, such as nitrate or ammonia, and a pH indicator. The plant is exposed to the source of nitrogen for a time sufficient for it to be taken up by the plant. As nitrate is taken up from the medium, the medium becomes more basic, that is the pH increases. Conversely, as ammonia is taken up from the medium, the medium becomes more acidic and the pH decreases. The change in the pH of the medium may be optically detected and correlated to the amount of nitrate or ammonia remaining in the medium. Accordingly, the amount of nitrate or ammonia taken up by the plant or remaining in the medium may be determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2008
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Dale F. Loussaert, Mary J. Frank