Patents by Inventor Thomas L. Slewinski

Thomas L. Slewinski 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: 20220298527
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides modified, transgenic, or genome edited/mutated corn plants that are semi-dwarf and have one or more improved ear traits and yield relative to a control plant, such as increased ear area, increased ear volume, increased single kernel weight, increased ear fresh weight, increased ear diameter, increased ear length, increased yield, increased kernels per ear, decreased ear tip void, and decreased ear void. The modified, transgenic, or genome edited/mutated corn plants comprise a transgene encoding one or more CONSTANS (CO) or CONSTANS-like (COL) polypeptides and a transgene encoding one or more MADS-box polypeptides, and can also have a reduced expression of one or more GA20 or GA3 oxidase genes. Also provided are methods for producing the modified, transgenic, or genome edited/mutated corn plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Applicant: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Charles R. DIETRICH, Natalia IVLEVA, Thomas L. SLEWINSKI
  • Patent number: 11441153
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides modified, transgenic, or genome edited/mutated corn plants that are semi-dwarf and have one or more improved ear traits relative to a control plant, such as increase in ear diameter, single kernel weight, ear fresh weight, ear area, ear volume, ear length, number of kernels per ear, and yield. The modified, transgenic, or genome edited/mutated corn plants comprise a transgene encoding one or more MADS-box polypeptides and have a reduced expression of one or more GA20 or GA3 oxidase genes. Also provided are methods for producing the modified, transgenic, or genome edited/mutated corn plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Charles R. Dietrich, Natalia Ivleva, Thomas L. Slewinski
  • Publication number: 20220259612
    Abstract: This invention relates to compositions and methods for improving/enhancing yield traits by modifying cytokinin oxidase (CKX) levels in a plant. The invention further relates to plants produced using the methods and compositions of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Inventors: Lolita George Mathew, Shunhong Dai, Huachun Larue, Benjamin Julius, Brent Delbert Brower-Toland, Thomas L. Slewinski, HaeJin Kim
  • Patent number: 11414670
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides compositions and methods for altering gibberellin (GA) content in corn or other cereal plants. Methods and compositions are also provided for altering the expression of genes related to gibberellin biosynthesis through suppression, mutagenesis and/or editing of specific subtypes of GA20 or GA3 oxidase genes. Modified plant cells and plants having a suppression element or mutation reducing the expression or activity of a GA oxidase gene are further provided comprising reduced gibberellin levels and improved characteristics, such as reduced plant height and increased lodging resistance, but without off-types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Edwards M. Allen, Jayanand Boddu, Charles R. Dietrich, Alexander Goldshmidt, Miya Howell, Kevin R. Kosola, Anil Neelam, Thomas L. Slewinski, Tyamagondlu V. Venkatesh, Huai Wang, Sivalinganna Manjunath, Linda Rymarquis
  • Publication number: 20220195450
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides compositions and methods for altering gibberellin (GA) content in corn or other cereal plants. Methods and compositions are also provided for altering the expression of genes related to gibberellin biosynthesis through editing of a specific GA20 oxidase gene or locus to produce a genomic deletion or disruption that brings an antisense sequence of the GA20 oxidase gene under the control of a neighboring SAMT gene promoter. Modified plant cells and plants having a dominant allele reducing the expression or activity of one or more GA oxidase genes are further provided comprising reduced gibberellin levels and improved characteristics, such as reduced plant height and increased lodging resistance, but without off-types.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Sivalinganna MANJUNATH, Linda A. RYMARQUIS, Thomas L. SLEWINSKI
  • Publication number: 20220195445
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides compositions and methods for altering gibberellin (GA) content in corn or other cereal plants. Methods and compositions are also provided for altering the expression of genes related to gibberellin biosynthesis through editing of specific subtypes of GA20 oxidase genes to introduce an antisense sequence or segment into the gene. Modified plant cells and plants having a dominant allele reducing the expression or activity of one or more GA oxidase genes are further provided comprising reduced gibberellin levels and improved characteristics, such as reduced plant height and increased lodging resistance, but without off-types.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Sivalinganna MANJUNATH, Linda A. RYMARQUIS, Thomas L. SLEWINSKI
  • Patent number: 11319550
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides compositions and methods for altering gibberellin (GA) content in corn or other cereal plants. Methods and compositions are also provided for altering the expression of genes related to gibberellin biosynthesis through suppression, mutagenesis and/or editing of specific subtypes of GA20 or GA3 oxidase genes. Modified plant cells and plants having a suppression element or mutation reducing the expression or activity of a GA oxidase gene are further provided comprising reduced gibberellin levels and improved characteristics, such as reduced plant height and increased lodging resistance, but without off-types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Edwards M. Allen, Jayanand Boddu, Charles R. Dietrich, Alexander Goldshmidt, Miya Howell, Kevin R. Kosola, Anil Neelam, Thomas L. Slewinski, Tyamagondlu V. Venkatesh, Huai Wang, Sivalinganna Manjunath, Linda Rymarquis
  • Publication number: 20210363538
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides modified, transgenic, or genome edited/mutated corn plants that are semi-dwarf and have one or more improved ear traits relative to a control plant, such as increase in ear diameter, ear fresh weight, and single kernel weight, and increased yield. The modified, transgenic, or genome edited/mutated corn plants comprise a transgene encoding one or more molybdenum cofactor (Moco) biosynthesis polypeptides and have a reduced expression of one or more GA20 or GA3 oxidase genes. Also provided are methods for producing the modified, transgenic, or genome edited/mutated corn plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Applicants: Monsanto Technology LLC, BASF Plant Science LP, BASF Plant Science Company GmbH
    Inventors: Charles R. DIETRICH, Natalia IVLEVA, Thomas L. SLEWINSKI, Hong LI, Jaishree CHITTOOR, Xiaoyun WU, Wesley B. BRUCE, Leonardo ALVES-JUNIOR
  • Publication number: 20210071188
    Abstract: This disclosure provides recombinant DNA constructs and transgenic plants having enhanced traits such as increased yield, increased nitrogen use efficiency, and enhanced drought tolerance or water use efficiency. Transgenic plants may include field crops as well as plant propagules, plant parts and progeny of such transgenic plants. Methods of making and using such transgenic plants are also provided. This disclosure also provides methods of producing seed from such transgenic plants, growing such seed, and selecting progeny plants with enhanced traits. Also disclosed are transgenic plants with altered phenotypes which are useful for screening and selecting transgenic events for the desired enhanced trait.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas R. Adams, Molian Deng, Charles Dietrich, Stephen M. Duff, Karen K. Gabbert, Angel D. Hoelscher, Balasulojini Karunanandaa, Linda L. Lutfiyya, Michael H. Malone, Anil Neelam, Thomas L. Slewinski, Jindong Sun, Tyamagondlu V. Venkatesh, Jianmin Zhao
  • Publication number: 20210040498
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides compositions and methods for the editing or mutating of specific subtypes of GA20 oxidase genes and specific zygosity combinations of those edits or mutations. Modified plants, and plant parts and cells thereof, having mutations reducing the expression or activity of GA20 oxidase genes are further provided with improved characteristics, such as reduced plant height and increased lodging resistance, but without off-types. Methods are further provided for making modified plants, and plant parts and cells thereof, having one or more mutations in specific subtypes of GA20 oxidase genes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Sivalinganna MANJUNATH, Linda A. RYMARQUIS, Thomas L. SLEWINSKI
  • Publication number: 20210032649
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides compositions and methods for altering gibberellin (GA) content in corn or other cereal plants. Methods and compositions are also provided for altering the expression of genes related to gibberellin biosynthesis through suppression, mutagenesis and/or editing of specific subtypes of GA20 or GA3 oxidase genes. Modified plant cells and plants having a suppression element or mutation reducing the expression or activity of a GA oxidase gene are further provided comprising reduced gibberellin levels and improved characteristics, such as reduced plant height and increased lodging resistance, but without off-types.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Sivalinganna MANJUNATH, Linda A. RYMARQUIS, Thomas L. SLEWINSKI
  • Publication number: 20210032653
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides modified, transgenic, or genome edited/mutated corn plants that are semi-dwarf and have one or more improved ear traits relative to a control plant, such as increase in ear fresh weight, ear area, ear volume, ear diameter, ear length, ear tip void, number of kernels per ear, single kernel weight, and yield. The modified, transgenic, or genome edited/mutated corn plants comprise a transgene encoding one or more glutamate dehydrogenase (GDH) polypeptides and have a reduced expression of one or more GA20 or GA3 oxidase genes. Also provided are methods for producing the modified, transgenic, or genome edited/mutated corn plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Charles R. DIETRICH, Natalia IVLEVA, Thomas L. SLEWINSKI
  • Publication number: 20210032646
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides compositions and methods for the editing or mutating of specific subtypes of GA20 oxidase genes and specific zygosity combinations of those edits or mutations. Modified plants, and plant parts and cells thereof, having mutations reducing the expression or activity of GA20 oxidase genes are further provided with improved characteristics, such as reduced plant height and increased lodging resistance, but without off-types. Methods are further provided for making modified plants, and plant parts and cells thereof, having one or more mutations in specific subtypes of GA20 oxidase genes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Sivalinganna MANJUNATH, Linda A. RYMARQUIS, Thomas L. SLEWINSKI
  • Publication number: 20200377900
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods and compositions for generating dominant alleles using targeted editing techniques. Also provided are modified chromosomes, cells, tissues, and plants comprising modified dominant allele.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Edward James CARGILL, Douglas Michael EUDY, Andrei Y. KOURANOV, Richard Joseph LAWRENCE, Thomas L. SLEWINSKI, Randy SHULTZ, PokChun Jennnifer TO, Samuel Sukhwan YANG, Yuanji ZHANG
  • Publication number: 20200248200
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides compositions and methods for altering gibberellin (GA) content in corn or other cereal plants. Methods and compositions are also provided for altering the expression of genes related to gibberellin biosynthesis through suppression, mutagenesis and/or editing of specific subtypes of GA20 or GA3 oxidase genes. Modified plant cells and plants having a suppression element or mutation reducing the expression or activity of a GA oxidase gene are further provided comprising reduced gibberellin levels and improved characteristics, such as reduced plant height and increased lodging resistance, but without off-types.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Edwards M. ALLEN, Jayanand BODDU, Charles R. DIETRICH, Alexander GOLDSHMIDT, Miya HOWELL, Kevin R. KOSOLA, Anil NEELAM, Thomas L. SLEWINSKI, Tyamagondlu V. VENKATESH, Huai WANG, Sivalinganna MANJUNATH, Linda RYMARQUIS
  • Publication number: 20200248199
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides compositions and methods for altering gibberellin (GA) content in corn or other cereal plants. Methods and compositions are also provided for altering the expression of genes related to gibberellin biosynthesis through suppression, mutagenesis and/or editing of specific subtypes of GA20 or GA3 oxidase genes. Modified plant cells and plants having a suppression element or mutation reducing the expression or activity of a GA oxidase gene are further provided comprising reduced gibberellin levels and improved characteristics, such as reduced plant height and increased lodging resistance, but without off-types.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Edwards M. ALLEN, Jayanand BODDU, Charles R. DIETRICH, Alexander GOLDSHMIDT, Miya HOWELL, Kevin R. KOSOLA, Anil NEELAM, Thomas L. SLEWINSKI, Tyamagondlu V. VENKATESH, Huai WANG, Sivalinganna MANJUNATH, Linda RYMARQUIS
  • Patent number: 10724047
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides compositions and methods for altering gibberellin (GA) content in corn or other cereal plants. Methods and compositions are also provided for altering the expression of genes related to gibberellin biosynthesis through suppression, mutagenesis and/or editing of specific subtypes of GA20 or GA3 oxidase genes. Modified plant cells and plants having a suppression element or mutation reducing the expression or activity of a GA oxidase gene are further provided comprising reduced gibberellin levels and improved characteristics, such as reduced plant height and increased lodging resistance, but without off-types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Edwards M. Allen, Jayanand Boddu, Charles R. Dietrich, Alexander Goldshmidt, Miya Howell, Kevin R. Kosola, Sivalinganna Manjunath, Anil Neelam, Linda Rymarquis, Thomas L. Slewinski, Tyamagondlu V. Venkatesh, Huai Wang
  • Publication number: 20190249185
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides modified, transgenic, or genome edited/mutated corn plants that are semi-dwarf and have one or more improved ear traits relative to a control plant, such as increase in ear diameter, single kernel weight, ear fresh weight, ear area, ear volume, ear length, number of kernels per ear, and yield. The modified, transgenic, or genome edited/mutated corn plants comprise a transgene encoding one or more MADS-box polypeptides and have a reduced expression of one or more GA20 or GA3 oxidase genes. Also provided are methods for producing the modified, transgenic, or genome edited/mutated corn plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Charles R. Dietrich, Natalia Ivleva, Thomas L. Slewinski
  • Publication number: 20190248843
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides modified, transgenic, or genome edited/mutated corn plants that are semi-dwarf and have one or more improved ear traits relative to a control plant, such as increase in ear area, increased single kernel weight, increased ear fresh weight, increased number of florets, and mitigated flowering delay. The modified, transgenic, or genome edited/mutated corn plants comprise a transgene encoding one or more CONSTANS (CO) or CONSTANS-like (COL) polypeptide and have a reduced expression of one or more GA20 or GA3 oxidase genes. Also provided are methods for producing the modified, transgenic, or genome edited/mutated corn plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicants: Monsanto Technology LLC, BASF Plant Science LP, BASF Plant Science Company GmbH
    Inventors: Leonardo ALVES-JUNIOR, Wesley B. BRUCE, Charles R. DIETRICH, Natalia IVLEVA, Kian KIANI, Ryan RAPP, Thomas L. SLEWINSKI
  • Publication number: 20180051295
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides compositions and methods for altering gibberellin (GA) content in corn or other cereal plants. Methods and compositions are also provided for altering the expression of genes related to gibberellin biosynthesis through suppression, mutagenesis and/or editing of specific subtypes of GA20 or GA3 oxidase genes. Modified plant cells and plants having a suppression element or mutation reducing the expression or activity of a GA oxidase gene are further provided comprising reduced gibberellin levels and improved characteristics, such as reduced plant height and increased lodging resistance, but without off-types.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Applicant: MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Edwards M. Allen, Jayanand Boddu, Charles R. Dietrich, Alexander Goldshmidt, Miya Howell, Kevin R. Kosola, Anil Neelam, Thomas L. Slewinski, Tyamagondlu V. Venkatesh, Huai Wang