Patents by Inventor Russell Viner

Russell Viner 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: 8946507
    Abstract: A method of producing male or female sterile plants comprising the steps of transforming plant material with a polynucleotide which encodes at least one enzyme which reacts with a non-phytotoxic substance to produce a phytotoxic one, and regenerating the thus transformed material into a plant, wherein the said non-phytotoxic substance is applied to the plant up to the time of male or female gamete formation and/or maturation, so that the non-phytotoxic substance provides for the production of a phytotoxic one which selectively prevents the formation of or otherwise renders the said gametes non-functional, wherein the enzyme is expressed preferentially in either male or female reproductive structures, characterised in that (i) the non-phytotoxic substance is D-phosphinothricin and (ii) the enzyme is a D-amino acid oxidase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Syngenta Limited
    Inventors: Timothy Robert Hawkes, Glynn Mitchell, Stephen Thomas Hadfield, Paul Anthony Thompson, Russell Viner, Yan Zhang
  • Publication number: 20140323300
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compounds of Formula (I), or an agronomically acceptable salt of said compounds wherein R1, R2, R3 and R4 are as defined herein. The invention further relates to herbicidal compositions which comprise a compound of Formula (I), and to their use for controlling weeds, in particular in crops of useful plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: SYNGENTA LIMITED
    Inventors: William Guy Whittingham, Nicholas Phillip Mulholland, Russell Viner, Alison Clare Elliott, Katy Louise Bridgwood, John Martin Clough, Kevin Beautement, Glynn Mitchell, Gordon Munns
  • Patent number: 8642836
    Abstract: A method of producing male or female sterile plants comprising the steps of transforming plant material with a polynucleotide which encodes at least one enzyme which reacts with a non-phytotoxic substance to produce a phytotoxic one, and regenerating the thus transformed material into a plant, wherein the said non-phytotoxic substance is applied to the plant up to the time of male or female gamete formation and/or maturation, so that the non-phytotoxic substance provides for the production of a phytotoxic one which selectively prevents the formation of or otherwise renders the said gametes non-functional, wherein the enzyme is expressed preferentially in either male or female reproductive structures, characterized in that (i) the non-phytotoxic substance is a D-alpha amino acid, and (ii) the enzyme is a D-amino acid oxidase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Syngenta Limited
    Inventors: Timothy Robert Hawkes, Glynn Mitchell, Stephen Thomas Hadfield, Paul Anthony Thompson, Russell Viner, Yan Zhang
  • Publication number: 20130053385
    Abstract: The use of a compound of formula I wherein the substituents are as defined in claim 1, or compositions containing them in controlling insects, acarines, nematodes or molluscs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicants: SYNGENTA LIMITED, SYNGENTA CROP PROTECTION LLC
    Inventors: Stephane Andre Marie Jeanmart, Russell Viner, John Benjamin Taylor, William Guy Whittingham, Jeffrey Steven Wailes, Sarah Margaret Targett, Christopher John Mathews, Michel Muehlebach
  • Publication number: 20120094832
    Abstract: Compounds of formula (I) wherein the substituents are as defined in claim 1, are suitable for use as herbicides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2008
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: SYNGENTA LIMITED
    Inventors: Melloney Tyte, Christopher John Mathews, Gavin John Hall, William Guy Whittingham, Jeffrey Steven Wailes, James Nicholas Scutt, Stephane André Marie Jeanmart, Russell Viner
  • Patent number: 7939709
    Abstract: A method of producing male or female sterile plants comprising the steps of transforming plant material with a polynucleotide which encodes at least one enzyme which reacts with a non-phytotoxic substance to produce a phytotoxic one, and regenerating the thus transformed material into a plant, wherein the said non-phytotoxic substance is applied to the plant up to the time of male or female gamete formation and/or maturation, so that the non-phytotoxic substance provides for the production of a phytotoxic one which selectively prevents the formation of or otherwise renders the said gametes non-functional, wherein the enzyme is expressed preferentially in either male or female reproductive structures, characterised in that (i) the non-phytotoxic substance is a D-alpha amino acid, and (ii) the enzyme is a D-amino acid oxidase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Syngenta Limited
    Inventors: Timothy Robert Hawkes, Glynn Mitchell, Stephen Thomas Hadfield, Paul Anthony Thompson, Russell Viner, Yan Zhang
  • Publication number: 20100293666
    Abstract: A method of producing male or female sterile plants comprising the steps of transforming plant material with a polynucleotide which encodes at least one enzyme which reacts with a non-phytotoxic substance to produce a phytotoxic one, and regenerating the thus transformed material into a plant, wherein the said non-phytotoxic substance is applied to the plant up to the time of male or female gamete formation and/or maturation, so that the non-phytotoxic substance provides for the production of a phytotoxic one which selectively prevents the formation of or otherwise renders the said gametes non-functional, wherein the enzyme is expressed preferentially in either male or female reproductive structures, characterised in that (i) the non-phytotoxic substance is D-phosphinothricin and (ii) the enzyme is a D-amino acid oxidase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Inventors: Timothy Robert Hawkes, Glynn Mitchell, Stephen Thomas Hadfield, Paul Anthony Thompson, Russell Viner, Yan Zhang
  • Publication number: 20100291643
    Abstract: A method of producing enantimoerically pure D-Phosphinothricin (D-PPT) by providing a mixture of D and L PPT, N-acetylating L-PPT and then recovering and purifying D-PPT.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Inventors: Timothy Robert Hawkes, Glynn Mitchell, Stephen Thomas Hadfield, Paul Anthony Thompson, Russell Viner, Yan Zhang
  • Publication number: 20100275328
    Abstract: A method of producing male or female sterile plants comprising the steps of transforming plant material with a polynucleotide which encodes at least one enzyme which reacts with a non-phytotoxic substance to produce a phytotoxic one, and regenerating the thus transformed material into a plant, wherein the said non-phytotoxic substance is applied to the plant up to the time of male or female gamete formation and/or maturation, so that the non-phytotoxic substance provides for the production of a phytotoxic one which selectively prevents the formation of or otherwise renders the said gametes non-functional, wherein the enzyme is expressed preferentially in either male or female reproductive structures and the non-phytotoxic substance is a D-alpha amino acid, or a peptide derivative of a non-protein D-alpha amino acid, characterised in that the enzyme is a mutant D-amino acid oxidase, obtainable from Rhodotorula gracilis, which oxidase comprises a lysine at position 58 rather than a phenylalanine in the wild typ
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Inventors: Richard Dale, Timothy Robert Hawkes, Paul Anthony Thompson, Russell Viner
  • Publication number: 20080250535
    Abstract: A method of producing male or female sterile plants comprising the steps of transforming plant material with a polynucleotide which encodes at least one enzyme which reacts with a non-phytotoxic substance to produce a phytotoxic one, and regenerating the thus transformed material into a plant, wherein the said non-phytotoxic substance is applied to the plant up to the time of male or female gamete formation and/or maturation, so that the non-phytotoxic substance provides for the production of a phytotoxic one which selectively prevents the formation of or otherwise renders the said gametes non-functional, wherein the enzyme is expressed preferentially in either male or female reproductive structures, characterised in that (i) the non-phytotoxic substance is a D-alpha amino acid, and (ii) the enzyme is a D-amino acid oxidase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2008
    Publication date: October 9, 2008
    Inventors: Timothy Robert Hawkes, Glynn Mitchell, Stephen Thomas Hadfield, Paul Anthony Thompson, Russell Viner, Yan Zhang
  • Publication number: 20070174934
    Abstract: A method of producing male or female sterile plants comprising the steps of transforming plant material with a polynucleotide which encodes at least one enzyme which reacts with a non-phytotoxic substance to produce a phytotoxic one, and regenerating the thus transformed material into a plant, wherein the said non-phytotoxic substance is applied to the plant up to the time of male or female gamete formation and/or maturation, so that the non-phytotoxic substance provides for the production of a phytotoxic one which selectively prevents the formation of or otherwise renders the said gametes non-functional, wherein the enzyme is expressed preferentially in either male, or female reproductive structures and the non-phytotoxic substance is a D-alpha amino acid, or a peptide derivative of a non-protein D-alpha amino acid, characterised in that the enzyme is a mutant D-amino acid oxidase, obtainable from Rhodotorula gracilis, which oxidase comprises a lysine at position 58 rather than a phenylalanine in the wild ty
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2004
    Publication date: July 26, 2007
    Applicant: Syngenta Limited
    Inventors: Richard Dale, Timothy Hawkes, Paul Thompson, Russell Viner
  • Patent number: 7112553
    Abstract: A compound of formula (I) wherein G is either (i) or (ii), where M1 or M2 is bonded to A; n is 0 or 1; when G is (i), D is S, NR7, CR8?CR9, CR8?N, CR8?N(O), N?CR9 or N(O)?CR9; when G is (ii), D is S or NR7; E is N, N-oxide or CR10; M1 is OC(?Y), N(R11)C(?Y), N?C(OR12), N?C(SR13) or N?C(NR14R15) where O or N is the atom of attachment to the ring containing D and E; M2 is N—C(?Y) where N is the atom of attachment to the ring containing D and E; Y is O, S or NR16; J is N or CR17; and A, R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, R8, R9, R10, R11, R12, R13, R14 and R15 are each certain organic or inorganic groups. These compounds are useful in fungicidal, insecticidal, acaricidal, molluscicidal and hematicidal compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2006
    Assignee: Syngenta Limited
    Inventors: Sarah Armstrong, Nigel John Barnes, Susan Patricia Barnett, Eric Daniel Clarke, Patrick Jelf Crowley, Torquil Eoghan Macleod Fraser, David John Hughes, Christopher John Mathews, Joan Pilkington, legal representative, Roger Salmon, Stephen Christopher Smith, Russell Viner, William Guy Whittingham, John Williams, Alan John Whittle, Brian Leslie Pilkington, deceased
  • Publication number: 20050150013
    Abstract: A method of producing male or female sterile plants comprising the steps of transforming plant material with a polynucleotide which encodes at least one enzyme which reacts with a non-phytotoxic substance to produce a phytotoxic one, and regenerating the thus transformed material into a plant, wherein the said non-phytotoxic substance is applied to the plant up to the time of male or female gamete formation and/or maturation, so that the non-phytotoxic substance provides for the production of a phytotoxic one which selectively prevents the formation of or otherwise renders the said gametes non-functional, wherein the enzyme is expressed preferentially in either male or female reproductive structures, characterised in that (i) the non-phytotoxic substance is selected from the group consisting of ester derivatives of non-phosphonate herbicides which herbicides are directly phytotoxic to non-green tissue, D-alpha amino acids, peptide derivatives of non-protein D-alpha amino acids, S-enantiomers of aryloxyphenoxy
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2003
    Publication date: July 7, 2005
    Inventors: Timothy Hawkes, Glynn Mitchell, Stephen Hadfield, Paul Thompson, Russell Viner, Yan Zhang
  • Publication number: 20040250313
    Abstract: The present invention relates to insecticidal proteins. In a particular embodiment the invention provides an insecticidal protein having the amino acid sequence depicted as SEQ ID No. 1. The invention also provides an insecticidal synergistic protein combination comprising a first insecticidal protein according to the invention in combination with a further protein. Preferably the further protein is an insecticidal crystal endotoxin (CRY) protein Also provided are polynucleotides encoding the proteins and plants which are capable of producing the proteins or protein combination. The proteins according to the invention are particularly suitable for the production of plants which are resistant and/or tolerant to insects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2004
    Publication date: December 9, 2004
    Inventors: Jason Leigh Vincent, Russell Viner
  • Patent number: 6703347
    Abstract: A compound of formula (I), where A is optionally substituted alkylene, alkenylene, alkynylene, cycloalkylene, alkylenoxy, oxy(C1-6)alkylene, alkylenthio, thio(C1-6)alkylene, C1-6alkylenamino, amino(C1-6)alkylene, [C1-6alkyleneoxy(C1-6)alkylene], [C1-6alkylenethio(C1-6)alkylene], [1-6alkylenesulfinyl(C1-6)alkylene], [C1-6alkylenesulfonyl(C1-6)alkylene] or [C1-6alkyleneamino(C1-6)alkylene]; provided that A is not CH2 or CH2O; B is N,N-oxide or CR8; Y is O, S or NR9; Z is O, S or NR10; and R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, R8, R9, R10 are specified radicals; compositions containing them; process for making them; and their use as insecticides or fungicides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2004
    Assignee: Syngenta Limited
    Inventors: Sarah Armstrong, Nigel John Barnes, Susan Patricia Barnett, Eric Daniel Clarke, Patrick Jelf Crowley, Torquil Eoghan Macleod Fraser, David John Hughes, Christopher John Mathews, Roger Salmon, Stephen Christopher Smith, Russell Viner, William Guy Whittingham, John Williams, Alan John Whittle, William Roderick Mound, Christopher John Urch, Brian Leslie Pilkington
  • Publication number: 20030207926
    Abstract: A compound of formula (I), where A is optionally substituted alkylene, alkenylene, alkynylene, cycloalkylene, alkylenoxy, oxy(C1-6)alkylene, alkylenethio, thio(C1-6)alkylene, C1-6alkylenamino, amino(C1-6)alkylene, [C1-6alkyleneoxy(C1-6)alkylene], [C1-6alkylenethio(c1-6)alkylene], [1-6alkylenesulfinyl(c1-6)alkylene], [c1-6alkylenesulfonyl(C1-6)alkylenc] or [C1-6alkyleneamino(C1-6)alkylene]; provided that A is not CH2 or CH2O; B is N, N-oxide or CR8; Y is O, S or NR9; Z is O, S or NR10; and R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, R8, R9, R10 are specified radicals; compositions containing them; processes for making them; and their use as insecticides or fungicides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2002
    Publication date: November 6, 2003
    Inventors: Sarag Armstrong, Nigel John Barnes, Susan Patricia Barnett, Eric Daniel Clarke, Patrick Jelf Crowley, Torquil Eoghan Macleod Fraser, David John Hughes, Christopher John Mathews, Roger Salmon, Stephen Christopher Smith, Russell Viner, William Guy Whittingham, John Williams, Alan John Whittle, William Roderick Mound, Christopher John Urch, Brian Leslie Pilkington, Joan Pilkington
  • Patent number: 6544989
    Abstract: The invention provides compounds of formula (I): where the substituents are as defined in the specification. The invention also provides processes for preparing the compounds, compositions comprising the compounds, methods of using the compounds and compositions to combat fungal diseases, and methods of using the compounds and compositions to combat or control insect, acarine, mollusc and nematode pests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2003
    Assignee: Syngenta Limited
    Inventors: Christopher John Mathews, Russell Viner, Susan Patricia Barnett, Christopher John Urch, Stephen Christopher Smith, Patrick Jelf Crowley, William Guy Whittingham, Stephen Paul Heaney, John Williams, Torquil Eoghan Macleod Fraser, Eric Daniel Clarke, David John Hughes, Sarah Armstrong, Nigel John Barnes, Alan John Whittle, Brian Leslie Pilkington
  • Publication number: 20020049142
    Abstract: 1 A compund of formula (I) wherein X is O or S; n is 0 or 1; Y is O, S or NR7; R1 is hydrogen, halogen, C1-6 aklyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, C1-6 alkoxy, C1-6 haloalkoxy, C1-6 alkylthio, C1-6 haloalkylthio, C3-6 cycloalkyl, C1-6 alkoxy(C1-6)alkyl or SF5, R2 is hydrogen, halogen, C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 alkoxy, C1-6 haloalkoxy, C1-6 alkylthio, C1-6 haloalkylthio, C1-6 alkylsulfinyl, C1-6 haloalkylsulfinyl, C1-6 alkylsulfonyl, C1-6 haloalkylsulfonyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, cyano, nitro, CHO, CH═NOR5, C1-6 alkylcarbonyl, C1-6 alkoxycarbonyl or SF5; or together R1 and R2 form a five or six membered saturated or unsturated carbocyclic ring, optionally substituted processes for preparing these compounds, compositions comprising them, methods of using them to combat fungal diseases and methods of using them to combat or control insect, acarine, mollusc and nematode pests.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2001
    Publication date: April 25, 2002
    Inventors: Christopher John Mathews, Russell Viner, Susan Patricia Barnett, Christopher John Urch, Stephen Christopher Smith, Patrick Jelf Crowley, William Guy Whittingham, Stephen Paul Heaney, John Williams, Torquil Eoghan Macleod Fraser, Eric Daniel Clarke, David John Hughes, Sarah Armstrong, Nigel John Barnes, Alan John Whittle, Brian Leslie Pilkington, John Pilkington