Patents by Inventor Shane E. Abbitt

Shane E. Abbitt 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: 8168859
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions and methods for regulating expression of heterologous nucleotide sequences in a plant. Compositions are novel nucleotide sequences for a constitutive regulatory element isolated from sorghum. A method for expressing a heterologous nucleotide sequence in a plant using the regulatory sequences disclosed herein is provided. The method comprises transforming a plant cell to comprise a heterologous nucleotide sequence operably linked to one or more of the regulatory sequences of the present invention and regenerating a stably transformed plant from the transformed plant cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Inventor: Shane E Abbitt
  • Patent number: 8153420
    Abstract: Compositions having polynucleotides encoding multiple translational stop signals in more than one reading frame are provided. The compositions include isolated polynucleotides, expression cassettes, and vectors, as well as host cells, prokaryotic organisms, and eukaryotic organisms comprising the polynucleotide(s). Methods include using the polynucleotides to stop translation of an mRNA into a protein, to produce a transformed cell and/or organism comprising the polynucleotide, and to identify transformed cells or organisms of a specific lineage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi Bred International Inc
    Inventors: Kimberly E Glassman, Shane E Abbitt, Karri Klein
  • Patent number: 7964770
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions and methods for regulating expression of nucleotide sequences in a plant. Compositions are novel nucleotide sequences for a tissue preferred promoter isolated from the sorghum ?-kafirin coding region. The sequences drive expression preferentially to endosperm tissue. A method for expressing a nucleotide sequence in a plant using the regulatory sequences disclosed herein is provided. The method comprises transforming a plant cell to comprise a nucleotide sequence operably linked to one or more of the regulatory sequences of the present invention and regenerating a stably transformed plant from the transformed plant cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventors: Shane E. Abbitt, Rudolf Jung, David A. Selinger
  • Patent number: 7897841
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions and methods for regulating expression of nucleotide sequences in a plant. Compositions are novel nucleotide sequences for a tissue preferred promoter isolated from the sorghum legumin coding region. The sequences drive expression preferentially to seed tissue, and most preferably to endosperm tissue of a plant. A method for expressing a nucleotide sequence in a plant using the regulatory sequences disclosed herein is provided. The method comprises transforming a plant cell to comprise a nucleotide sequence operably linked to one or more of the regulatory sequences of the present invention and regenerating a stably transformed plant from the transformed plant cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventor: Shane E. Abbitt
  • Publication number: 20100313301
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for regulating expression of heterologous nucleotide sequences in a plant are provided. Compositions include a novel nucleotide sequence for a maize early endosperm 5 (eep5) promoter. Also provided is a method for expressing a heterologous nucleotide sequence in a plant using a promoter sequence disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2010
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: Shane E. Abbitt
  • Patent number: 7847160
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions and methods for regulating expression of nucleotide sequences in a plant. Compositions are novel nucleotide sequences for a tissue preferred promoter isolated from the sorghum ?-kafirin coding region or from the sorghum ?-kafirin coding region. The sequences drive expression preferentially to endosperm tissue. A method for expressing a nucleotide sequence in a plant using the regulatory sequences disclosed herein is provided. The method comprises transforming a plant cell to comprise a nucleotide sequence operably linked to one or more of the regulatory sequences of the present invention and regenerating a stably transformed plant from the transformed plant cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventors: Shane E. Abbitt, Rudolf Jung, David A. Selinger
  • Publication number: 20100275323
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions and methods for regulating expression of heterologous nucleotide sequences in a plant. Compositions are novel nucleotide sequences for a pericarp-preferred promoter and terminator isolated from the maize lipid transfer protein 1 coding region. A method for expressing a heterologous nucleotide sequence in a plant using the regulatory sequences disclosed herein is provided. The method comprises transforming a plant cell to comprise a heterologous nucleotide sequence operably linked to one or more of the regulatory sequences of the present invention and regenerating a stably transformed plant from the transformed plant cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2009
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Shane E. Abbitt, Ramesh Nair
  • Patent number: 7803990
    Abstract: This invention relates generally to the field of plant molecular biology. More specifically, this invention relates to methods and reagents for the temporally- and/or spatially-regulated expression of genes, particularly in plant seeds and related female reproductive tissue. The present invention also provides compositions and methods for regulating expression of heterologous nucleotide sequences in a plant. Compositions comprise novel nucleotide sequences for a seed-preferred promoter known as eep1. A method for expressing a heterologous nucleotide sequence in a plant using the promoter sequences disclosed herein is provided. The method comprises transforming a plant cell to comprise a heterologous nucleotide sequence operably linked to one of the promoters of the present invention and regenerating a stably transformed plant from the transformed plant cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventor: Shane E Abbitt
  • Patent number: 7700836
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions and methods for regulating expression of nucleotide sequences in a plant. Compositions are novel nucleotide sequences for a tissue preferred promoter isolated from the sorghum 16 kDa oleosin coding region. The sequences drive expression preferentially to seed tissue, and most preferably to embryo and/or aleurone tissue of a plant. Functional fragments of same are also provided. A method for expressing a nucleotide sequence in a plant using the regulatory sequences disclosed herein is provided. The method comprises transforming a plant cell to comprise a nucleotide sequence operably linked to one or more of the regulatory sequences of the present invention and regenerating a stably transformed plant from the transformed plant cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventor: Shane E. Abbitt
  • Publication number: 20100058495
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions and methods for regulating expression of heterologous nucleotide sequences in a plant. Compositions are novel nucleotide sequences for a constitutive regulatory element isolated from sorghum. A method for expressing a heterologous nucleotide sequence in a plant using the regulatory sequences disclosed herein is provided. The method comprises transforming a plant cell to comprise a heterologous nucleotide sequence operably linked to one or more of the regulatory sequences of the present invention and regenerating a stably transformed plant from the transformed plant cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2009
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: Shane E. Abbitt
  • Publication number: 20100037347
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions and methods for regulating expression of nucleotide sequences in a plant. Compositions are novel nucleotide sequences for a tissue preferred promoter isolated from the sorghum legumin coding region. The sequences drive expression preferentially to seed tissue, and most preferably to endosperm tissue of a plant. A method for expressing a nucleotide sequence in a plant using the regulatory sequences disclosed herein is provided. The method comprises transforming a plant cell to comprise a nucleotide sequence operably linked to one or more of the regulatory sequences of the present invention and regenerating a stably transformed plant from the transformed plant cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Publication date: February 11, 2010
    Inventor: Shane E. Abbitt
  • Publication number: 20090307797
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions and methods for regulating expression of nucleotide sequences in a plant. Compositions are novel nucleotide sequences for a tissue preferred promoter isolated from the sorghum 16 kDa oleosin coding region. The sequences drive expression preferentially to seed tissue, and most preferably to embryo and/or aleurone tissue of a plant. Functional fragments of same are also provided. A method for expressing a nucleotide sequence in a plant using the regulatory sequences disclosed herein is provided. The method comprises transforming a plant cell to comprise a nucleotide sequence operably linked to one or more of the regulatory sequences of the present invention and regenerating a stably transformed plant from the transformed plant cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2009
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Inventor: Shane E. Abbitt
  • Patent number: 7622637
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions and methods for regulating expression of nucleotide sequences in a plant. Compositions are novel nucleotide sequences for a tissue preferred promoter isolated from the sorghum legumin coding region. The sequences drive expression preferentially to seed tissue, and most preferably to endosperm tissue of a plant. A method for expressing a nucleotide sequence in a plant using the regulatory sequences disclosed herein is provided. The method comprises transforming a plant cell to comprise a nucleotide sequence operably linked to one or more of the regulatory sequences of the present invention and regenerating a stably transformed plant from the transformed plant cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventor: Shane E. Abbitt
  • Publication number: 20090089897
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions and methods for regulating expression of nucleotide sequences in a plant. Compositions are novel nucleotide sequences for a tissue preferred promoter isolated from the sorghum ?-kafirin coding region. The sequences drive expression preferentially to endosperm tissue. A method for expressing a nucleotide sequence in a plant using the regulatory sequences disclosed herein is provided. The method comprises transforming a plant cell to comprise a nucleotide sequence operably linked to one or more of the regulatory sequences of the present invention and regenerating a stably transformed plant from the transformed plant cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2008
    Publication date: April 2, 2009
    Inventors: Shane E. Abbitt, Rudolf Jung, David A. Selinger
  • Publication number: 20090049571
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions and methods for regulating expression of nucleotide sequences in a plant. Compositions are novel nucleotide sequences for a tissue preferred promoter isolated from the sorghum ?-kafirin coding region or from the sorghum ?-kafirin coding region. The sequences drive expression preferentially to endosperm tissue. A method for expressing a nucleotide sequence in a plant using the regulatory sequences disclosed herein is provided. The method comprises transforming a plant cell to comprise a nucleotide sequence operably linked to one or more of the regulatory sequences of the present invention and regenerating a stably transformed plant from the transformed plant cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2008
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Inventors: Shane E. Abbitt, Rudolf Jung, David A. Selinger
  • Publication number: 20090049570
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions and methods for regulating expression of nucleotide sequences in a plant. Compositions are novel nucleotide sequences for a tissue preferred promoter isolated from the sorghum legumin coding region. The sequences drive expression preferentially to seed tissue, and most preferably to endosperm tissue of a plant. A method for expressing a nucleotide sequence in a plant using the regulatory sequences disclosed herein is provided. The method comprises transforming a plant cell to comprise a nucleotide sequence operably linked to one or more of the regulatory sequences of the present invention and regenerating a stably transformed plant from the transformed plant cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2008
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Inventor: Shane E. Abbitt
  • Publication number: 20090049569
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions and methods for regulating expression of nucleotide sequences in a plant. Compositions are novel nucleotide sequences for a tissue preferred promoter isolated from the sorghum 16 kDa oleosin coding region. The sequences drive expression preferentially to seed tissue, and most preferably to embryo and/or aleurone tissue of a plant. Functional fragments of same are also provided. A method for expressing a nucleotide sequence in a plant using the regulatory sequences disclosed herein is provided. The method comprises transforming a plant cell to comprise a nucleotide sequence operably linked to one or more of the regulatory sequences of the present invention and regenerating a stably transformed plant from the transformed plant cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2008
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Inventor: Shane E. Abbitt
  • Publication number: 20090038034
    Abstract: Compositions having polynucleotides encoding multiple translational stop signals in more than one reading frame are provided. The compositions include isolated polynucleotides, expression cassettes, and vectors, as well as host cells, prokaryotic organisms, and eukaryotic organisms comprising the polynucleotide(s). Methods include using the polynucleotides to stop translation of an mRNA into a protein, to produce a transformed cell and/or organism comprising the polynucleotide, and to identify transformed cells or organisms of a specific lineage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2008
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Kimberly F. Glassman, Shane E. Abbitt, Karri Klein
  • Patent number: 7432418
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions and methods for regulating expression of isolated nucleotide sequences in a plant. The compositions are novel nucleic acid sequences for callus-tissue and seed embryo-preferred regulatory sequences. Methods for expressing an isolated nucleotide sequence in a plant or callus tissue using the regulatory sequences are also provided. The methods comprise transforming a plant cell to contain an isolated nucleotide sequence operably linked to the regulatory sequences of the present invention and regenerating a stably transformed plant or callus tissue from the transformed plant cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventors: Shane E. Abbitt, William J. Gordon-Kamm, Keith S. Lowe
  • Patent number: 7321031
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions for regulating expression of isolated nucleotide sequences in a plant. The compositions are novel nucleic acid sequences for seed-preferred regulatory sequences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2008
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventors: Shane E. Abbitt, Rudolf Jung