Patents by Inventor Terence A. Walsh

Terence A. Walsh 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: 10669554
    Abstract: The invention provides recombinant host organisms (e.g., plants) genetically modified with a polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) synthase system and one or more accessory proteins (e.g., PPTase and/or ACoAS) that allow for and/or improve the production of PUFAs in the host organism. The present invention also relates to methods of making and using such organisms (e.g., to obtain PUFAs) as well as products obtained from such organisms (e.g., oil and/or seed).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignees: Dow AgroSciences LLC, DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventors: Terence A. Walsh, Daniel Gachotte, Ann Owens Merlo, Paul Gordon Roessler, James Metz, Scott Bevan, Jerry Kuner
  • Patent number: 10370674
    Abstract: Compositions and methods include genetically encoding and expressing a novel delta-9 desaturase in plant cells. In some embodiments, methods of expressing nucleic acids in a plant cell to take advantage of the delta-9 desaturase enzyme's activity, such that the percent composition of saturated fatty acids in plant seeds is decreased and there is a concomitant increase in ?9 fatty acids. In other embodiments, amino acid sequences have delta-9 desaturase activity. Methods can involve expression of delta-9 desaturase in plant cells, plant materials, and whole plants for the purpose of increasing the amount of mono unsaturated fatty acids in whole plants, plant seeds, and plant materials, for example, seeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Daniel J. Gachotte, Ann Owens Merlo, Mark A. Thompson, Terence A. Walsh, Beth Rubin Wilson, Mary Welter
  • Publication number: 20190010510
    Abstract: The invention provides recombinant host organisms (e.g., plants) genetically modified with a polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) synthase system and one or more accessory proteins (e.g., PPTase and/or ACoAS) that allow for and/or improve the production of PUFAs in the host organism. The present invention also relates to methods of making and using such organisms (e.g., to obtain PUFAs) as well as products obtained from such organisms (e.g., oil and/or seed).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: Terence A WALSH, Daniel Gachotte, Ann Owens Merlo, Paul G. Roessler, James Metz, Scott Bevan, Jerry Kuner
  • Publication number: 20180310512
    Abstract: The invention provides recombinant host organisms genetically modified with a polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) synthase system and one or more accessory proteins that allow for and/or improve the production of PUFAs in the host organism. The present invention also relates to methods of making and using such organisms as well as products obtained from such organisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Terence A. Walsh, Daniel Gachotte, Ann Owens Merlo, Dayakar Reddy Pareddy, James Metz, Scott Bevan, Jerry Kuner
  • Publication number: 20180282711
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns recombinant host organisms genetically modified with a polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) synthase system and one or more accessory proteins that allow for and/or improve the production of PUFAs in the host organism. The disclosure also concerns methods of making and using such organisms as well as products obtained from such organisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Terence A. Walsh, Daniel J. Gachotte, Cory M. Larsen, Scott Bevan, P. Ann Owens-Merlo, James G. Metz, Ross Zirkle
  • Patent number: 9994828
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns recombinant host organisms genetically modified with a polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) synthase system and one or more accessory proteins that allow for and/or improve the production of PUFAs in the host organism. The disclosure also concerns methods of making and using such organisms as well as products obtained from such organisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignees: Dow AgroSciences LLC, DSM IP Assets B.V.
    Inventors: Terence A. Walsh, Daniel J. Gachotte, Cory M. Larsen, Scott Bevan, P. Ann Owens-Merlo, James G. Metz, Ross Zirkle
  • Patent number: 9976155
    Abstract: Compositions and methods include genetically encoding and expressing a novel ?9-18:0-ACP desaturase in plant cells. In some embodiments, nucleic acid molecules encode the novel ?9-18:0-ACP desaturase. In other embodiments, amino acid sequences have ?9-18:0-ACP desaturase activity. Methods can involve expression of ?9-18:0-ACP desaturase in plant cells, plant materials, and whole plants for the purpose of increasing the amount of unusual fatty acids in whole plants, plant seeds, and plant materials, for example, seeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignees: Dow AgroSciences LLC, Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC
    Inventors: John Shanklin, Tam Huu Nguyen, Terence A. Walsh, Mark S. Pidkowich, Edward J. Whittle
  • Publication number: 20180135066
    Abstract: The invention provides recombinant host organisms genetically modified with a polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) synthase system and one or more accessory proteins that allow for and/or improve the production of PUFAs in the host organism. The present invention also relates to methods of making and using such organisms as well as products obtained from such organisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Applicants: DSM IP ASSETS B.V., DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: Terence A. Walsh, Daniel Gachotte, Ann Owens Merlo, Dayakar Reddy Pareddy, James Metz, Scott Bevan, Jerry Kuner
  • Publication number: 20180073036
    Abstract: The invention provides recombinant host organisms (e.g., plants) genetically modified with a polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) synthase system and one or more accessory proteins (e.g., PPTase and/or ACoAS) that allow for and/or improve the production of PUFAs in the host organism. The present invention also relates to methods of making and using such organisms (e.g., to obtain PUFAs) as well as products obtained from such organisms (e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: Terence A. Walsh, Daniel Gachotte, Ann Owens Merlo, Dayakar Reddy Pareddy, James Metz, Scott Bevan, Jerry Kuner
  • Publication number: 20170356019
    Abstract: Provided are methods and/or systems having advantages of cost effective, time saving, and informative user-friendly characteristics to accomplish trait introgression. The methods provided comprise determining presence of omega-3 fatty acids (for example docosahexanoic acid or DHA; docosapentaenoic acid or DPA; Alpha linolenic acid or ALA; and eicosapentaenoic acid or EPA) using Fourier Transformed Infra Red (FTIR) spectrum. The use of FTIR enables analysis of the oil contained in the seeds using a multivariate-based Mid-FTIR model. The methods and/or systems provided advantages of non-destructive analysis to provide information to facilitate trait introgression and other breeding applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Applicant: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Bala Bhaskar Pudota, Daniel Gachotte, Virginia Stoltz, Terence A. Walsh
  • Publication number: 20170145433
    Abstract: Compositions and methods include genetically encoding and expressing a novel delta-9 desaturase in plant cells. In some embodiments, methods of expressing nucleic acids in a plant cell to take advantage of the delta-9 desaturase enzyme's activity, such that the percent composition of saturated fatty acids in plant seeds is decreased and there is a concomitant increase in ?-7 fatty acids. In other embodiments, amino acid sequences have delta-9 desaturase activity. Methods can involve expression of delta-9 desaturase in plant cells, plant materials, and whole plants for the purpose of increasing the amount of unusual fatty acids in whole plants, plant seeds, and plant materials, for example, seeds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Ann Owens MERLO, Daniel J. Gachotte, Mark A. Thompson, Terence A. Walsh
  • Publication number: 20170112160
    Abstract: Compositions and methods include genetically encoding and expressing a novel delta-9 desaturase in plant cells. In some embodiments, methods of expressing nucleic acids in a plant cell to take advantage of the delta-9 desaturase enzyme's activity, such that the percent composition of saturated fatty acids in plant seeds is decreased and there is a concomitant increase in ?9 fatty acids. In other embodiments, amino acid sequences have delta-9 desaturase activity. Methods can involve expression of delta-9 desaturase in plant cells, plant materials, and whole plants for the purpose of increasing the amount of mono unsaturated fatty acids in whole plants, plant seeds, and plant materials, for example, seeds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventors: Daniel J. GACHOTTE, Ann Owens MERLO, Mark A. THOMPSON, Terence A. WALSH, Beth Rubin WILSON, Mary WELTER
  • Patent number: 9617555
    Abstract: Compositions and methods include genetically encoding and expressing a novel delta-9 desaturase in plant cells. In some embodiments, methods of expressing nucleic acids in a plant cell to take advantage of the delta-9 desaturase enzyme's activity, such that the percent composition of saturated fatty acids in plant seeds is decreased and there is a concomitant increase in ?9 fatty acids. In other embodiments, amino acid sequences have delta-9 desaturase activity. Methods can involve expression of delta-9 desaturase in plant cells, plant materials, and whole plants for the purpose of increasing the amount of mono unsaturated fatty acids in whole plants, plant seeds, and plant materials, for example, seeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Daniel J. Gachotte, Ann Owens Merlo, Mark A. Thompson, Terence A. Walsh, Beth Rubin Wilson, Mary Welter
  • Publication number: 20160272986
    Abstract: Compositions and methods include genetically encoding and expressing a novel ?9-18:0-ACP desaturase in plant cells. In some embodiments, nucleic acid molecules encode the novel ?9-18:0-ACP desaturase. In other embodiments, amino acid sequences have ?9-18:0-ACP desaturase activity. Methods can involve expression of ?9-18:0-ACP desaturase in plant cells, plant materials, and whole plants for the purpose of increasing the amount of unusual fatty acids in whole plants, plant seeds, and plant materials, for example, seeds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventors: John Shanklin, Tam Huu Nguyen, Terence A. Walsh, Mark S. Pidkowich, Edward J. Whittle
  • Patent number: 9340776
    Abstract: Compositions and methods include genetically encoding and expressing a novel ?9-18:0-ACP desaturase in plant cells. In some embodiments, nucleic acid molecules encode the novel ?9-18:0-ACP desaturase. In other embodiments, amino acid sequences have ?9-18:0-ACP desaturase activity. Methods can involve expression of ?9-18:0-ACP desaturase in plant cells, plant materials, and whole plants for the purpose of increasing the amount of unusual fatty acids in whole plants, plant seeds, and plant materials, for example, seeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignees: Dow AgroSciences LLC, Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC
    Inventors: John Shanklin, Tam Huu Nguyen, Terence A. Walsh, Mark S. Pidkowich, Edward J. Whittle
  • Publication number: 20150320003
    Abstract: The invention provides recombinant host organisms genetically modified with a polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) synthase system and one or more accessory proteins that allow for and/or improve the production of PUFAs in the host organism. The present invention also relates to methods of making and using such organisms as well as products obtained from such organisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Inventors: Terence A. Walsh, Daniel Gachotte, Ann Owens Merlo, Dayakar Reddy Pareddy, James Metz, Scott Bevan, Jerry Kuner
  • Publication number: 20150299676
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns recombinant host organisms genetically modified with a polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) synthase system and one or more accessory proteins that allow for and/or improve the production of PUFAs in the host organism. The disclosure also concerns methods of making and using such organisms as well as products obtained from such organisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Inventors: Terence A. Walsh, Daniel J. Gachotte, Cory M. Larsen, Scott Bevan, P. Ann Owens-Merlo, James G. Metz, Ross Zirkle
  • Publication number: 20150191738
    Abstract: Compositions and methods include genetically encoding and expressing a novel delta-9 desaturase in plant cells. In some embodiments, methods of expressing nucleic acids in a plant cell to take advantage of the delta-9 desaturase enzyme's activity, such that the percent composition of saturated fatty acids in plant seeds is decreased and there is a concomitant increase in ?9 fatty acids. In other embodiments, amino acid sequences have delta-9 desaturase activity. Methods can involve expression of delta-9 desaturase in plant cells, plant materials, and whole plants for the purpose of increasing the amount of mono unsaturated fatty acids in whole plants, plant seeds, and plant materials, for example, seeds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Inventors: Daniel J. GACHOTTE, Ann Owens MERLO, Mark A. THOMPSON, Terence A. WALSH, Beth Rubin WILSON, Mary WELTER
  • Publication number: 20140359900
    Abstract: The invention provides recombinant host organisms genetically modified with a polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) synthase system and one or more accessory proteins that allow for and/or improve the production of PUFAs in the host organism. The present invention also relates to methods of making and using such organisms as well as products obtained from such organisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicants: DSM IP ASSETS B.V., DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: Terence A. Walsh, Daniel Gachotte, Ann Owens Merlo, Dayakar Reddy Pareddy, James Metz, Scott Bevan, Jerry Kuner
  • Patent number: 8603755
    Abstract: The invention provides methods of identifying herbicidal auxins. The invention further provides auxin-herbicide-resistant plants and genes conferring auxin-herbicide resistance. This invention also provides a method of identifying other proteins that bind picolinate auxins from additional plant species. The invention further provides a method to identify the molecular binding site for picolinate auxins. The invention also includes the use of the picolinate herbicidal auxin target site proteins, and methods of discovering new compounds with herbicidal or plant growth regulatory activity. The invention also includes methods for producing plants that are resistant to picolinate herbicidal auxins. Specific examples of novel proteins associated with herbicide binding include AFB5, AFB4, and SGT1b.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences, LLC.
    Inventors: Terence A. Walsh, Glenn Hicks, Mary Honma, John P. Davies