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: 7211712
    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 seed-preferred promoter and terminator isolated from the maize legumin 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: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2007
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventors: Shane E. Abbitt, Rudolf Jung
  • Patent number: 7122658
    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 seed-preferred regulatory sequences. Methods for expressing an isolated nucleotide sequence in a plant using the regulatory sequences are also provided. The methods comprise transforming a plant cell to contain an isolated nucleotide sequence operably linked to the seed-preferred regulatory sequences of the present invention and regenerating a stably transformed plant from the transformed plant cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2006
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventors: Kathryn K. Lappegard, Shane E. Abbitt, Susan J. Martino-Catt, Jinrui Shi, William J. Gordon-Kamm, Keith S. Lowe
  • Patent number: 7081566
    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 seed-preferred regulatory sequences. Methods for expressing an isolated nucleotide sequence in a plant using the regulatory sequences are also provided. The methods comprise transforming a plant cell to contain an isolated nucleotide sequence operably linked to the seed-preferred regulatory sequences of the present invention and regenerating a stably transformed plant from the transformed plant cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2006
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventors: Shane E. Abbitt, Rudolf Jung, Jennifer A. Klaiber
  • Patent number: 6903205
    Abstract: The invention provides compositions and methods for regulating expression of heterologous nucleotide sequences in a plant. Compositions are novel nucleotide sequences for seed-preferred promoters isolated from genes for end1 and end2. A method for expressing a heterologous nucleotide sequence in a plant using the disclosed promoter sequences is provided. The method comprises transforming a plant cell to comprise a heterologous nucleotide sequence operably linked to one of the promoters of the invention and regenerating a stably transformed plant from the transformed plant cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2005
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventors: Casper Linnestad, Kathryn K. Lappegard, Shane E. Abbitt, Susan J. Martino-Catt, Odd-Arne Olsen
  • Publication number: 20040237147
    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 that affect metabolically effective levels of cytokinins in plants, particularly in plant seeds and related female reproductive tissue. This invention further relates to transgenic plants having enhanced levels of cytokinin expression wherein the transgenic plant exhibits useful characteristics, such as improved seed size, decreased tip kernel abortion, increased seed set during unfavorable environmental conditions, or stability of yield. The present invention also provides compositions and methods for regulating expression of heterologous nucleotide sequences in a plant. Compositions comprise novel nucleotide sequences for seed-preferred promoters known as eep1 and eep2. A method for expressing a heterologous nucleotide sequence in a plant using the promoter sequences disclosed herein is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2004
    Publication date: November 25, 2004
    Applicant: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey E. Habben, Chris Zinselmeier, Dwight T. Tomes, Shane E. Abbitt, Timothy G. Helentjaris, Xiaomu Niu
  • Publication number: 20040210043
    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 seed-preferred regulatory sequences. Methods for expressing an isolated nucleotide sequence in a plant using the regulatory sequences are also provided. The methods comprise transforming a plant cell to contain an isolated nucleotide sequence operably linked to the seed-preferred regulatory sequences of the present invention and regenerating a stably transformed plant from the transformed plant cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2003
    Publication date: October 21, 2004
    Applicant: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventors: Shane E. Abbitt, Rudolf Jung, Jennifer A. Klaiber
  • Patent number: 6797859
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions and methods for regulating expression of heterologous nucleotide sequences in a plant. Compositions include a novel nucleotide sequence for a vascular tissue-preferred promoter for the gene encoding prunasin hydrolase and sequences isolated therefrom. A method for expressing a heterologous nucleotide sequence in a plant using the promoter sequences disclosed herein is provided. The method comprises stably incorporating into the genome of a plant cell a nucleotide sequence operably linked to the vascular tissue-preferred promoter of the present invention and regenerating a stably transformed plant that expresses the nucleotide sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2004
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventors: Shane E. Abbitt, Chun Ping Li, Xiaomu Niu
  • Publication number: 20030106088
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions and methods for regulating expression of heterologous nucleotide sequences in a plant. Compositions include a novel nucleotide sequence for a vascular tissue-preferred promoter for the gene encoding prunasin hydrolase and sequences isolated therefrom. A method for expressing a heterologous nucleotide sequence in a plant using the promoter sequences disclosed herein is provided. The method comprises stably incorporating into the genome of a plant cell a nucleotide sequence operably linked to the vascular tissue-preferred promoter of the present invention and regenerating a stably transformed plant that expresses the nucleotide sequence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2002
    Publication date: June 5, 2003
    Inventors: Shane E. Abbitt, Chun Ping Li, Xiaomu Niu
  • Publication number: 20030097689
    Abstract: The invention provides compositions and methods for regulating expression of heterologous nucleotide sequences in a plant. Compositions are novel nucleotide sequences for seed-preferred promoters isolated from genes for end1 and end2. A method for expressing a heterologous nucleotide sequence in a plant using the disclosed promoter sequences is provided. The method comprises transforming a plant cell to comprise a heterologous nucleotide sequence operably linked to one of the promoters of the invention and regenerating a stably transformed plant from the transformed plant cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2002
    Publication date: May 22, 2003
    Applicant: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventors: Casper Linnestad, Kathryn K. Lappegard, Shane E. Abbitt, Susan J. Martino-Catt, Odd-Arne Olsen
  • Patent number: 6528704
    Abstract: The invention provides compositions and methods for regulating expression of heterologous nucleotide sequences in a plant. Compositions are nucleotide sequences for seed-preferred promoters isolated from genes for end1 and end2. A method for expressing a heterologous nucleotide sequence in a plant using the disclosed promoter sequences is provided. The method comprises transforming a plant cell to comprise a heterologous nucleotide sequence operably linked to one of the promoters of the invention and regenerating a stably transformed plant from the transformed plant cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2003
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventors: Casper Linnestad, Kathryn K. Lappegard, Shane E. Abbitt, Susan J. Martino-Catt, Odd-Arne Olsen