Patents by Inventor Rick A. Sanders

Rick A. Sanders 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: 20210060731
    Abstract: An abrasion device for abrading a surface of a plant includes a sprayer configured to spray abrasive particles toward the surface of the plant so that the abrasive particles abrade the surface of the plant. A track assembly supports the sprayer thereon. The track assembly defines a path along which the sprayer moves as the sprayer sprays abrasive particles toward the surface of the plant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Bill Hendrix, Paul Hoffer, Rick A. Sanders
  • Publication number: 20200208167
    Abstract: This invention provides recombinant DNA constructs, transgenic plant nuclei and cells with such recombinant DNA construct for expression of proteins that are useful for imparting enhanced agronomic trait(s) to transgenic crop plants. This invention also provides transgenic plants and progeny seed comprising the transgenic plant cells where the plants are selected for having an enhanced trait selected from the group of traits consisting of enhanced water use efficiency, enhanced cold tolerance, increased yield, enhanced nitrogen use efficiency, enhanced seed protein and enhanced seed oil. Also disclosed are methods for manufacturing transgenic seed and plants with enhanced traits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Mark Scott Abad, Jeffrey E. Ahrens, Alice Clara Augustine, Erin Bell, Robert J. Bensen, Paolo Castiglioni, Richard Eric Cerny, Shobha Char, Xianfeng Chen, Jaishree M. Chittoor-Vijayanath, Maureen Daley, Jilll Deikman, Molian Deng, Todd DeZwaan, Stephen Duff, Michael D. Edgerton, Bradon J. Fabbri, Jason Fenner, Karen Gabbert, Barry S. Goldman, Deborah J. Hawkins, Steve He, Richard Johnson, Balasulojini Karunanandaa, Garrett J. Lee, Paul Loida, Savitha Madappa, Robert J. Meister, Donald E. Nelson, Anand Pandravada, Obed Patty, Ming Peng, Marie Petracek, Rajani Monnanda Somaiah, Dhanalakshmi Ramachandra, Monica P. Ravanello, Thomas G. Ruff, Rick A Sanders, Beth Savidge, Steven H. Schwartz, Padmini Sudarshana, Jindong Sun, Rebecca L. Thompson-Mize, Virginia Ursin, Dale L. Val, Srikanth Venkatachalayya, Tymagondlu V. Venkatesh, Kammaradi Vidya, K. Vijayalakshmi, Todd C. Weber, Jingrui Wu, Zhidong Xie, Wei Zheng
  • Publication number: 20180258442
    Abstract: This invention provides transgenic plant cells with recombinant DNA for expression of proteins that are useful for imparting enhanced agronomic trait(s) to transgenic crop plants. This invention also provides transgenic plants and progeny seed comprising the transgenic plant cells where the plants are selected for having an enhanced trait selected from the group of traits consisting of enhanced water use efficiency, enhanced cold tolerance, increased yield, enhanced nitrogen use efficiency, enhanced seed protein and enhanced seed oil. Also disclosed are methods for manufacturing transgenic seed and plants with enhanced traits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Mark Scott Abad, Thomas R. Adams, Julie A. Alvarez, Mahindra Anuradha, Alice Clara Augustine, Erin Bell, Kristen A. Bennett, Robert J. Bensen, Paolo Castiglioni, Richard Eric Cerny, Xianfeng Chen, Jaishree M. Chittoor-Vijayanath, Farah Deeba, Jill Dcikman, Molian Deng, Stephen Duff, Bradon J. Fabbri, Jason Fenner, Mary Fernandes, Karen Gabbert, Barry S. Goldman, Deborah J. Hawkins, Jacqueline E. Heard, Balasulojini Karunanandaa, Dangyang Ke, John R. Ledeaux, Garrett J. Lee, Savitha Madappa, Donald E. Nelson, Obed Patty, Badami S. Pratesh, Qungang Qi, Ramachandra Dhanalakshmi, G. Ramamohan, Thomas G. Ruff, Rick A. Sanders, Sangeetha Singh, Thomas J. Savage, Beth Savidge, Char Shobha, Rajani Monnanda Somaiah, Padmini Sudarshana, Sreekanta Suma, Jindong Sun, Rebecca L. Thompson-Mize, Dale L. Val, Srikanth Venkatachalayya, Tymagondlu V. Venkatesh, Kammaradi Vidya, Jingrui Wu, Zhidong Xie, Nanfei Xu, Wei Zheng, Rajani Monnanda Somaiah, Meghan Galligan Donnarummo
  • Publication number: 20180245095
    Abstract: This invention provides recombinant DNA constructs, transgenic plant nuclei and cells with such recombinant DNA construct for expression of proteins that are useful for imparting enhanced agronomic trait(s) to transgenic crop plants. This invention also provides transgenic plants and progeny seed comprising the transgenic plant cells where the plants are selected for having an enhanced trait selected from the group of traits consisting of enhanced water use efficiency, enhanced cold tolerance, increased yield, enhanced nitrogen use efficiency, enhanced seed protein and enhanced seed oil. Also disclosed are methods for manufacturing transgenic seed and plants with enhanced traits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Mark Scott Abad, Jeffrey E. Ahrens, Alice Clara Augustine, Erin Bell, Robert J. Bensen, Srikanth Venkatachalayya, Paolo Castiglioni, Richard Eric Cerny, Jaishree M. Chittoor-Vijayanath, Maureen Daley, Jill Deikman, Molian Deng, Todd DeZwaan, Stephen Duff, Michael D. Edgerton, Bradon J. Fabbri, Jason Fenner, Karen Gabbert, Garrett J. Lee, Barry S. Goldman, Deborah J. Hawkins, Steve He, Xianfeng Chen, Balasulojini Karunanandaa, Paul Loida, Savitha Madappa, Robert J. Meister, Ming Peng, Donald E. Nelson, Anand Pandravada, Obed Patty, Marie Petracek, Rajani Monnanda Somaiah, Monica P. Ravanello, Richard Johnson, Thomas G. Ruff, Rick A. Sanders, Beth Savidge, Steven H. Schwarts, Shobha Char, Padmini Sudarshana, Jindong Sun, Rebecca L. Thompson-Mize, Virginia Ursin, Dale L. Val, Tymagondlu V. Venkatesh, Kammaradi Vidya, K. Vijayalakshmi, Todd C. Weber, Jingrui Wu, Wei Zheng, Zhidong Xie, Dhanalaksmi Ramachandra
  • Publication number: 20160230183
    Abstract: This invention provides recombinant DNA constructs, transgenic plant nuclei and cells with such recombinant DNA construct for expression of proteins that are useful for imparting enhanced agronomic trait(s) to transgenic crop plants. This invention also provides transgenic plants and progeny seed comprising the transgenic plant cells where the plants are selected for having an enhanced trait selected from the group of traits consisting of enhanced water use efficiency, enhanced cold tolerance, increased yield, enhanced nitrogen use efficiency, enhanced seed protein and enhanced seed oil. Also disclosed are methods for manufacturing transgenic seed and plants with enhanced traits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Inventors: Mark Scott Abad, Jeffery E. Ahrens, Alice Clara Augustine, Erin Bell, Robert J. Bensen, Srikanth Venkatachalayya, Paolo Castiglioni, R. Eric Cerny, Jaishree M. Chittoor-Vijayanath, Maureen Daley, Jill Deikman, Molian Deng, Todd DeZwaan, Stephen Duff, Michael D. Edgerton, Bradon J. Fabbri, Jason Fenner, Karen Gabbert, Meghan Galligan Donnarummo, Garrett J. Lee, Barry S. Goldman, Deborah J. Hawkins, Steve He, Xianfeng Chen, Balasulojini Karunanandaa, Paul Loida, Savitha Madappa, Robert J. Meister, Ming Peng, Donald E. Nelson, Anand Pandravada, Obed Patty, Marie Petracek, Rajani Monnanda Somaiah, Monica P. Ravanello, Richard Johnson, Thomas G. Ruff, Rick A. Sanders, Beth Savidge, Steven H. Schwartz, Shobha Char, Padmini Sudarshana, Jindong Sun, Rebecca L. Thompson-Mize, Virginia Ursin, Dale V. Val, Tymagondlu V. Venkatesh, Kammaradi Vidya, K. Vijayalakshmi, Todd C. Weber, Jingrui Wu, Wei Zheng, Zhidong Xie, Dhanalakshmi Ramachandra
  • Publication number: 20150113676
    Abstract: This invention provides transgenic plant cells with recombinant DNA for expression of proteins that are useful for imparting enhanced agronomic trait(s) to transgenic crop plants. This invention also provides transgenic plants and progeny seed comprising the transgenic plant cells where the plants are selected for having an enhanced trait selected from the group of traits consisting of enhanced water use efficiency, enhanced cold tolerance, increased yield, enhanced nitrogen use efficiency, enhanced seed protein and enhanced seed oil. Also disclosed are methods for manufacturing transgenic seed and plants with enhanced traits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Mark Scott Abad, Thomas R. Adams, Julie A. Alvarez, Mahindra Anuradha, Alice Clara Augustine, Erin Bell, Kristen A. Bennett, Robert J. Bensen, Paolo Castiglioni, Richard E. Cerny, Xianfeng Chen, Jaishree M. Chittoor-Vijayanath, Farah Deeba, Jill Deikman, Molian Deng, Meghan Galligan-Donnarummo, Stephen Duff, Bradon J. Fabbri, Jason Fenner, Mary Fernandes, Karen Gabbert, Barry S. Goldman, Deborah J. Hawkins, Jacqueline E. Heard, Balasulojini Karunanandaa, Dangyang Ke, John R. Ledeaux, Garrett J. Lee, Savitha Madappa, Donald E. Nelson, Obed Patty, Badami S. Pranesh, Qungang Qi, Ramachandra Dhanalakshmi, G. Ramamohan, Thomas G. Ruff, Rick A. Sanders, Sangeetha Singh, Thomas J. Savage, Beth Savidge, Char Shobha, Rajani Monnanda Somaiah, Padmini Sudarshana, Sreekanta Navarathna Suma, Jindong Sun, Rebecca L. Thompson-Mize, Dale L. Val, Srikanth Venkatachalayya, Tymagondlu V. Venkatesh, Kammaradi Vidya, Jingrui Wu, Zhidong Xie, Nanfei Xu, Wei Zheng, Rajani Monnanda Somaiah
  • Publication number: 20130283461
    Abstract: This invention provides recombinant DNA constructs, transgenic plant nuclei and cells with such recombinant DNA construct for expression of proteins that are useful for imparting enhanced agronomic trait(s) to transgenic crop plants. This invention also provides transgenic plants and progeny seed comprising the transgenic plant cells where the plants are selected for having an enhanced trait selected from the group of traits consisting of enhanced water use efficiency, enhanced cold tolerance, increased yield, enhanced nitrogen use efficiency, enhanced seed protein and enhanced seed oil. Also disclosed are methods for manufacturing transgenic seed and plants with enhanced traits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventors: Mark Scott Abad, Jeffery E. Ahrens, Alice Clara Augustine, Erin Bell, Robert J. Bensen, Srikanth Venkatachalayya, Paolo Castiglioni, Richard E. Cerny, Jaishree M. Chittoor-Vijayanath, Maureen Daley, Jill Deikman, Molian Deng, Todd DeZwaan, Stephen Duff, Michael D. Edgerton, Bradon J. Fabbri, Jason Fenner, Karen Gabbert, Meghan Galligan, Garrett J. Lee, Barry S. Goldman, Deborah J. Hawkins, Steve He, Xianfeng Chen, Balasulojini Karunanandaa, Paul Loida, Savitha Madappa, Robert J. Meister, Ming Peng, Donald E. Nelson, Anand Pandravada, Obed Patty, Marie Petracek, Rajani Monnanda Somaiah, Monica P. Ravanello, Richard Johnson, Thomas G. Ruff, Rick A. Sanders, Beth Savidge, Steven H. Schwartz, Shobha Char, Padmini Sudarshana, Jindong Sun, Rebecca L. Thompson-Mize, Virginia Ursin, Dale L. Val, Tyamagondlu V. Venkatesh, Kammaradi R. Vidya, K. Vijayalakshmi, Todd C. Weber, Jingrui Wu, Wei Zheng, Zhidong Xie, Dhanalakshmi Ramachandra
  • Publication number: 20110265221
    Abstract: This invention provides recombinant DNA constructs, transgenic plant nuclei and cells with such recombinant DNA construct for expression of proteins that are useful for imparting enhanced agronomic trait(s) to transgenic crop plants. This invention also provides transgenic plants and progeny seed comprising the transgenic plant cells where the plants are selected for having an enhanced trait selected from the group of traits consisting of enhanced water use efficiency, enhanced cold tolerance, increased yield, enhanced nitrogen use efficiency, enhanced seed protein and enhanced seed oil. Also disclosed are methods for manufacturing transgenic seed and plants with enhanced traits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Mark Abad, Jeffrey E. Ahrens, Alice Clara Augustine, Erin Bell, Robert J. Bensen, Paolo Castiglioni, R. Eric Cerny, Shobha Char, Xianfeng Chen, Jaishree M. Chittoor-Vijayanath, Maureen Daley, Jill Deikman, Molian Deng, Todd Dezwaan, Stephen Duff, Michael D. Edgerton, Bradon J. Fabbri, Jason Fenner, Karen K. Gabbert, Meghan Galligan Donnarummo, Barry S. Goldman, Deborah J. Hawkins, Steve He, G. Richard Johnson, Balasulojini Karunanandaa, Garrett J. Lee, Paul Loida, Savitha Madappa, Robert J. Meister, Donald E. Nelson, Anand Pandravada, Obed Patty, Ming Peng, Marie Petracek, M.S. Rajani, Dhanalakshmi Ramachandra, Monica Ravanello, Thomas G. Ruff, Rick A. Sanders, Beth Savidge, Steven H. Schwartz, Padmini Sudarshana, Jindong Sun, Rebecca L. Thompson-Mize, Virginia Ursin, Dale L. Val, Srikanth Venkatachalayya, T.V. Venkatesh, K.R. Vidya, K. Vijayalakshmi, Todd C. Weber, Jingrui Wu, Zhidong Xie, Wei Zheng
  • Publication number: 20110252501
    Abstract: This invention provides transgenic plant cells with recombinant DNA for expression of proteins that are useful for imparting enhanced agronomic trait(s) to transgenic crop plants. This invention also provides transgenic plants and progeny seed comprising the transgenic plant cells where the plants are selected for having an enhanced trait selected from the group of traits consisting of enhanced water use efficiency, enhanced cold tolerance, increased yield, enhanced nitrogen use efficiency, enhanced seed protein and enhanced seed oil. Also disclosed are methods for manufacturing transgenic seed and plants with enhanced traits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2007
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Applicant: MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Mark Abad, Molian Deng, Sephen Duff, Mary Fernandes, Karen K. Gabbert, Julie A. Alvarez, Kristen A. Bennett, Paolo Castiglioni, Jill Deikman, Jason Fenner, Danyang Ke, Barry S. Goldman, Qungang Qi, Thomas G. Ruff, Rebecca L. Thompason-Mize, Jingrui Wu, Thomas R. Adams, Robert Bensen, Jacqueline E. Heard, Donald E. Nelson, Erin Bell, R. Eric Cerny, Jaishree M. Chittoor-Vijayanath, Bradon J. Fabbri, Balasulojini Karunanandaa, John R. LeDeaux, Xianfeng Chen, Meghan Galligan-Donnarummo, Deborah J. Hawkins, Garrett J. Lee, Obed Patty, Rick A. Sanders, Beth Savidge, Dale L. Val, Wei Zheng, Thomas J. Savage, Rajani Monnanda Somaiah, Sreekanta Suma, Jindong Sun, Tymagondlu Venkatesh, Nanfei Xu, Mahindra Anuradha, Alice Clara Augustine, Farah Deeba, Ramachandra Dhanalakshmi, Savitha Madappa, Badami S. Pranesh, M. S. Rajani, G. Ramamohan, S. Sangeetha, Char Shobha, Padmini Sudarshana, K. R. Vidva, Srikanth Venkatachalayya, Tymagondlu Venkatesh
  • Publication number: 20040221335
    Abstract: The present invention is in the field of plant genetics and biochemistry. More specifically, the present invention relates to genes affecting the level and composition of oil in plants. In particular, the present invention is directed to methods for increasing the oil level in plants and seeds. Moreover, the present invention includes and provides methods for producing plants and obtaining seeds with altered fatty acid composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2003
    Publication date: November 4, 2004
    Applicant: MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Christine K. Shewmaker, Alison Van Eenennaam, Deborah J. Hawkins, Rick A. Sanders