Patents by Inventor Michael David Marks

Michael David Marks 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: 11408008
    Abstract: This document provides oilseed plants (e.g., pennycress plants) having increased levels of one or more saturated fatty acids, increased levels of one or more polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), altered (e.g., increased or decreased) levels of oleic acid, and/or altered (e.g., increased or decreased) levels of erucic acid. For example, oilseed plants having reduced polypeptide levels and/or reduced polypeptide activity of one or more polypeptides involved in triglyceride synthesis (e.g., diacylglycerol O-acyltransferase 1 (TAG1) can have increased levels of stearic acid, increased levels of one or more PUFAs, altered levels of oleic acid, and/or altered levels of erucic acid. Also provided herein are methods and materials for making and using oilseed plants having increased levels of one or more saturated fatty acids, increased levels of one or more PUFAs, altered levels of oleic acid, and/or altered levels of erucic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Regents of the University of Minnesota
    Inventors: Michael David Marks, Ratan Chopra
  • Patent number: 11396657
    Abstract: This document provides materials and methods for generating oilseed (e.g., pennycress) plants that having low levels of erucic acid. For example, oilseed plants having reduced expression levels of one or more polypeptides involved in erucic acid metabolism (e.g., fatty acid elongase 1 (FAE1)), as well as materials and methods for making and using oilseed plants having low levels of erucic acid are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignees: Regents of the University of Minnesota, The Board of Trustees of Illinois State University
    Inventors: Michael David Marks, John C. Sedbrook, Donald L. Wyse, Kevin Dorn
  • Patent number: 11337391
    Abstract: This document relates to materials and methods for generating early flowering oilseed (e.g., pennycress) plants. For example, oilseed plants (e.g., modified oilseed plants) having one or more modifications in a polypeptide involved in early flowering (e.g., early flowering six (ELF6)), as well as materials and methods for making and using early flowering oilseed plants are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Regents of the University of Minnesota
    Inventors: Michael David Marks, Kevin Dorn
  • Publication number: 20220151259
    Abstract: Pennycress seed, seed lots, and seed meal having reduced fiber content and improved suitability for use in producing animal feed are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2021
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Inventors: Tim Ulmasov, Gary Hartnell, John C. Sedbrook, Michael David Marks, Ratan Chopra, Maliheh Esfahanian
  • Patent number: 11224237
    Abstract: Pennycress seed, seed lots, and seed meal having reduced fiber content and improved suitability for use in producing animal feed are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignees: Covercress Inc., Board of Trustees of Illinois State University, Regents of the University of Minnesota
    Inventors: Tim Ulmasov, Cristine Handel, Gary Hartnell, John C. Sedbrook, Michael David Marks, Ratan Chopra, Maliheh Esfahanian
  • Publication number: 20210198683
    Abstract: Pennycress (Thlaspi arvense) seed, seed lots, seed meal, and compositions with reduced glucosinolate content as well as plants that yield such seed, seed lots, seed meal, and compositions are provided. Methods of making and using the pennycress plants and/or seed that provide such seed, seed lots, seed meal, and compositions are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2021
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventors: Tim Ulmasov, John C. Sedbrook, Michael David Marks, Ratan Chopra
  • Patent number: 10988772
    Abstract: Pennycress (Thlaspi arvense) seed, seed lots, seed meal, and compositions with reduced glucosinolate content as well as plants that yield such seed, seed lots, seed meal, and compositions are provided. Methods of making and using the pennycress plants and/or seed that provide such seed, seed lots, seed meal, and compositions are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignees: CoverCress Inc., Board of Trustees of Illinois State University, Regents of the University of Minnesota
    Inventors: Tim Ulmasov, John C. Sedbrook, Michael David Marks, Michaela G. McGinn, Ratan Chopra, Brice Allen Jarvis
  • Publication number: 20210084936
    Abstract: Pennycress (Thlaspi arvense) seed, seed lots, seed meal, and compositions with reduced glucosinolate content as well as plants that yield such seed, seed lots, seed meal, and compositions are provided. Methods of making and using the pennycress plants and/or seed that provide such seed, seed lots, seed meal, and compositions are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Tim ULMASOV, John SEDBROOK, Michael David MARKS, Michaela G. MCGINN, Cristine HANDEL, Ratan CHOPRA, Brice Allen JARVIS
  • Publication number: 20200370062
    Abstract: This document relates to methods and materials for generating oilseed (e.g., pennycress) plants that have oil with reduced levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) and/or increased levels of oleic acid. For example, oilseed plants having reduced expression levels of one or more polypeptides involved in fatty acid biosynthesis (e.g., fatty acid desaturase 2 (FAD2) and reduced oleate desaturation 1 (ROD1)), as well as methods and materials for making and using such oilseed plants are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Michael David Marks, Ratan Chopra, Nicole Folstad, Donald L. Wyse, John C. Sedbrook
  • Publication number: 20200308596
    Abstract: This document provides oilseed plants (e.g., pennycress plants) having increased levels of one or more saturated fatty acids, increased levels of one or more polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), altered (e.g., increased or decreased) levels of oleic acid, and/or altered (e.g., increased or decreased) levels of erucic acid. For example, oilseed plants having reduced polypeptide levels and/or reduced polypeptide activity of one or more polypeptides involved in triglyceride synthesis (e.g., diacylglycerol O-acyltransferase 1 (TAG1) can have increased levels of stearic acid, increased levels of one or more PUFAs, altered levels of oleic acid, and/or altered levels of erucic acid. Also provided herein are methods and materials for making and using oilseed plants having increased levels of one or more saturated fatty acids, increased levels of one or more PUFAs, altered levels of oleic acid, and/or altered levels of erucic acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Michael David Marks, Ratan Chopra
  • Publication number: 20200296993
    Abstract: Pennycress seed, seed lots, and seed meal having reduced fiber content and improved suitability for use in producing animal feed are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Tim ULMASOV, Cristine HANDEL, Gary HARTNELL, John C. SEDBROOK, Michael David MARKS, Ratan CHOPRA, Maliheh ESFAHANIAN
  • Patent number: 10709151
    Abstract: Pennycress seed, seed lots, and seed meal having reduced fiber content and improved suitability for use in producing animal feed are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignees: COVERCRESS, INC., Board of Trustees of Illinois State University, Regents of the University of Minnesota
    Inventors: Tim Ulmasov, Gary Hartnell, John C. Sedbrook, Michael David Marks, Ratan Chopra, Maliheh Esfahanian
  • Publication number: 20200131523
    Abstract: This document provides materials and methods for generating oilseed (e.g., pennycress) plants that having low levels of erucic acid. For example, oilseed plants having reduced expression levels of one or more polypeptides involved in erucic acid metabolism (e.g., fatty acid elongase 1 (FAE1)), as well as materials and methods for making and using oilseed plants having low levels of erucic acid are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicants: Regents of the University of Minnesota, The Board of Trustees of Illinois State University
    Inventors: Michael David MARKS, John C. SEDBROOK, Donald L. WYSE, Kevin DORN
  • Publication number: 20190225977
    Abstract: Pennycress (Thlaspi arvense) seed, seed lots, seed meal, and compositions with reduced glucosinolate content as well as plants that yield such seed, seed lots, seed meal, and compositions are provided. Methods of making and using the pennycress plants and/or seed that provide such seed, seed lots, seed meal, and compositions are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Tim Ulmasov, John C. Sedbrook, Michael David Marks, Michaela G. McGinn, Cristine Handel, Ratan Chopra, Brice Allen Jarvis
  • Publication number: 20190082718
    Abstract: Pennycress seed, seed lots, and seed meal having reduced fiber content and improved suitability for use in producing animal feed are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Tim Ulmasov, Cristine Handel, Gary Hartnell, John C. Sedbrook, Michael David Marks, Ratan Chopra, Maliheh Esfahanian
  • Publication number: 20190053458
    Abstract: This document relates to materials and methods for domesticating oilseed (e.g., pennycress) plants. For example, oilseed plants having reduced seedpod shatter, as well as materials and methods for making and using oilseed plants having reduced seedpod shatter are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventors: Michael David Marks, John C. Sedbrook, Ratan Chopra, Maliheh Esfahanian
  • Publication number: 20190053457
    Abstract: This document relates to materials and methods for generating early flowering oilseed (e.g., pennycress) plants. For example, oilseed plants (e.g., modified oilseed plants) having one or more modifications in a polypeptide involved in early flowering (e.g., early flowering six (ELF6)), as well as materials and methods for making and using early flowering oilseed plants are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventor: Michael David Marks
  • Publication number: 20100209563
    Abstract: A frozen beverage containing dissolvable substances. The frozen beverage is frozen solid, forming chambers for liquid to touch pertaining walls. The addition of liquid in these pathways causes the dissolvable substances to dissolve. This dissolving separates the particles in the frozen substance, leaving the high melting point substances to remain frozen. The frozen beverage may be mixed by hand or by mechanical means after separation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2009
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Inventor: Michael David Mark