Patents by Inventor Thomas Meade

Thomas Meade 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: 20160209269
    Abstract: A hybrid image-pupil optical reformatter and method for optional use with a spectrometer is disclosed, which performs beam slicing in pupil space and stacks replicas of the input source generated from the pupil beam slices in image space. The optical reformatter comprises a collimator which receives an input light and produces a collimated beam; a first optical element which receives the collimated beam, redirects portions of the collimated beam back toward the collimator as reimaged beams and permits portions of the collimated beam to pass; a second optical element which receives the reimaging beams and redirects the reimaging beams back toward the collimator and the first optical element; to form an output beam comprising the portions of the collimated beams that are not redirected toward the collimator by the first optical element. Also disclosed is the use of the reformatter for reformatting the input light of a spectrometer system, and the use of the reformatter as part of a spectrometer device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Inventors: Brandon Joseph Desroches, Bradford Bartholomew Behr, Jeffrey Thomas Meade, Yusuf Bismilla, Andrew T. Cenko
  • Patent number: 9284573
    Abstract: The present invention includes modified, insecticidal B.t. Cry1Ca proteins, including the proteins designated herein as DIG-109 and DIG-152, as well as variants of DIG-109 and DIG-152, nucleic acids encoding these proteins, methods of controlling pests using the proteins, methods of producing the proteins in transgenic host cells, and transgenic plants that produce the proteins. The DIG-109 and DIG-152 proteins comprise chimeric peptides composed of a core toxin segment of B.t. Cry1Ca and a Cry1Ab protoxin segment. Insecticidally active variants of the DIG-109 and DIG-152 proteins are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Meade, Stephanie L. Burton, Kenneth Narva, Aaron T. Woosley, Timothy D. Hey, Ignacio M. Larrinua
  • Publication number: 20150264940
    Abstract: The subject invention relates in part to the surprising discovery that Cry1Da is active against corn earworm (CEW), Helicoverpa zea (Boddie). Methods for using Cry1Da in transgenic plants to prevent serious crop damage is described. Leaf and silk bioassays using transgenic maize expressing full length, core toxin region or chimeric Cry1Da demonstrated good insect protection against CEW larvae damage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Inventors: Sek Yee Tan, Joel J. Sheets, Todd Glancy, Aaron T. Woosley, Sarah E Worden, Diaa Alabed, Stephanie Burton, Karen C. McLaughlin, Kenneth E. Narva, Thomas Meade
  • Publication number: 20150267213
    Abstract: Agrobacterium strains that harbor transformation-enhancing genes on a plasmid capable of replication independently of the Agrobacterium chromosome, the Ti plasmid, and plant transformation binary vectors, and uses for these Agrobacterium strains are provided. Additionally, Agrobacterium strains that are deficient in DNA recombination functions that result in instability or rearrangement of plant transformation binary vectors, and that harbor transformation-enhancing genes on a plasmid capable of replication independently of the Agrobacterium chromosome, the Ti plasmid, and plant transformation binary vectors, and uses for these strains, are also provided. Further included are Agrobacterium strains that harbor transformation-enhancing genes integrated into the Agrobacterium chromosome at a locus that does not interfere with or otherwise compromise the normal growth and plant transformation ability of the Agrobacterium cells, and uses for these Agrobacterium strains.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Applicant: DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: Donald J. Merlo, Sean M. Russell, Diane M. Retallack, Aaron T. Woosley, Thomas Meade, Kenneth Narva
  • Patent number: 9139844
    Abstract: The subject invention includes methods and plants for controlling lepidopteran insects, said plants comprising Cry1Ca insecticidal protein and a Cry1Ab insecticidal protein in combination to delay or prevent development of resistance by the insects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Meade, Aaron T. Woosley, Kenneth Narva, Stephanie L. Burton, Nicholas P. Storer, Joel J. Sheets
  • Patent number: 9045766
    Abstract: The subject invention includes methods and plants for controlling lepidopteran insects, said plants comprising a Vip3Ab insecticidal protein in combination with a Cry1Ab protein to delay or prevent development of resistance by the insect(s)—particularly corn earworm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Meade, Kenneth Narva, Joel J. Sheets, Nicholas P. Storer, Stephanie L. Burton, Aaron T. Woosley
  • Patent number: 9006520
    Abstract: DIG-3 Cry toxins, polynucleotides encoding such toxins, and transgenic plants that produce such toxins are useful to control insect pests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Justin M. Lira, Holly Jean Butler, Doug A. Smith, Kenneth Narva, Thomas Meade
  • Patent number: 8912222
    Abstract: N-Substituted sulfoximines are effective at controlling insects resistant to common insecticides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences, LLC.
    Inventors: Jim X. Huang, Richard B. Rogers, Nailah Orr, Thomas C. Sparks, James M. Gifford, Michael R. Loso, Yuanming Zhu, Thomas Meade
  • Publication number: 20140182018
    Abstract: Compositions for controlling lepidopteran insects use Cry1Fa and Cry1Ab core toxin containing proteins in combination to delay or prevent development of resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Agrigenetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce A. Lang, James W. Bing, Jonathan M. Babcock, Thomas Meade, Nicholas P. Storer, Blair David Siegfried, Elisen Jose Guedes Pereira
  • Publication number: 20130263331
    Abstract: The subject invention relates in part to Cry3Aa in combination with Cry6Aa. The subject invention relates in part to the surprising discovery that combinations of Cry3Aa and Cry6Aa are useful for preventing development of resistance (to either insecticidal protein system alone) by a corn rootworm (Diabrotica spp.) population. Included within the subject invention are plants producing these insecticidal Cry proteins, which are useful to mitigate concern that a corn rootworm population could develop that would be resistant to either of these insecticidal protein systems alone. Plants (and acreage planted with such plants) that produce these two insecticidal protein systems are included within the scope of the subject invention. The subject invention also relates in part to combinations of Cry3Aa and Cry6Aa proteins “triple-stacked” or “multi-stacked” with another insecticidal protein(s) such as a Cry6Aa protein or binary Cry34/35 proteins. Thus, such embodiments target rootworms with three modes of action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth E. Narva, Thomas Meade, Kristin J. Fencil, Huarong Li, Timothy D. Hey, Aaron T. Woosley, Monica B. Olson
  • Publication number: 20130203657
    Abstract: The subject invention includes methods and plants for controlling fall army worm lepidopteran insects, said plants comprising a V1p3Ab insecticidal protein and a Cry1Ca insecticidal protein, and various combinations of other proteins comprising this pair of proteins, to delay or prevent development of resistance by the insects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Meade, Kenneth Narva, Nicholas P. Storer, Joel J. Sheets, Aaron T. Woosley, Stephanie L. Burton
  • Publication number: 20130180016
    Abstract: The subject invention relates in part to Cry34Ab/35Ab in combination with Cry3Ba. The subject invention relates in part to the surprising discovery that Cry34Ab/Cry35Ab and Cry3Ba are useful for preventing development of resistance (to either insecticidal protein system alone) by a corn rootworm (Diabrotica spp.) population. As one skilled in the art will recognize with the benefit of this disclosure, plants producing these insecticidal Cry proteins will be useful to mitigate concern that a corn rootworm population could develop that would be resistant to either of these insecticidal protein systems alone. The subject invention is supported in part by the discovery that components of these Cry protein systems do not compete with each other for binding corn rootworm gut receptors. The subject invention also relates in part to triple stacks or “pyramids” of three (or more) toxin systems, with Cry34Ab/Cry35Ab and Cry3Ba being the base pair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Narva, Thomas Meade, Kristin Fencil, Huarong Li, Timothy D. Hey, Aaron T. Woosley, Monica B. Olson
  • Publication number: 20130167268
    Abstract: The subject invention relates in part to Cry34Ab/35Ab in combination with Cry3Aa. The subject invention relates in part to the surprising discovery that combinations of Cry34Ab/Cry35Ab and Cry3Aa are useful for preventing development of resistance (to either insecticidal protein system alone) by a corn rootworm (Diabrotica spp.) population. As one skilled in the art will recognize with the benefit of this disclosure, corn plants producing these insecticidal Cry proteins will be useful to mitigate concern that a corn rootworm population could develop that would be resistant to either of these insecticidal protein systems alone. Plants (and acreage planted with such plants) that produce these two insecticidal protein systems are included within the scope of the subject invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth E. Narva, Thomas Meade, Kristin J. Fencil, Huarong Li, Timothy D. Hey, Aaron T. Woosley, Monica Britt Olson
  • Publication number: 20130167269
    Abstract: The subject invention relates in part to Cry34Ab/35Ab in combination with Cry6Aa. The subject invention relates in part to the surprising discovery that combinations of Cry34Ab/Cry35Ab and Cry6Aa are useful for preventing development of resistance (to either insecticidal protein system alone) by a corn rootworm (Diabrotica spp.) population. Included within the subject invention are plants producing these insecticidal Cry proteins, which are useful to mitigate concern that a corn rootworm population could develop that would be resistant to either of these insecticidal protein systems alone. Plants (and acreage planted with such plants) that produce these two insecticidal protein systems are included within the scope of the subject invention. The subject invention also relates in part to combinations of Cry34Ab/35Ab and Cry3Aa proteins “triple stacked” with a Cry6Aa protein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Narva, Kristin J. Fencil, Timothy D. Hey, Thomas Meade, Huarong Li, Aaron T. Woosley, Monica B. Olson
  • Publication number: 20130042374
    Abstract: The subject invention includes methods and sugarcane plants for controlling sugarcane borer (SCB) insects, said sugarcane plants comprising Cry1Fa and Cry1Ab core toxin containing proteins in combination to delay or prevent development of resistance by the SCB.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Meade, Kenneth Narva, Nicholas P. Storer, Joel J. Sheets, Stephanie L. Burton
  • Publication number: 20130036520
    Abstract: The subject invention includes methods and plants for controlling European corn borer, said plants comprising a Cry1Ab insecticidal protein and a DIG-3 insecticidal protein to delay or prevent development of resistance by the insect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Meade, Kenneth Narva, Nicholas P. Storer, Joel J. Sheets, Aaron T. Woosley, Stephanie L. Burton
  • Patent number: 8362046
    Abstract: N-Substituted sulfoximines are effective at controlling insects resistant to common insecticides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences, LLC
    Inventors: Jim X. Huang, Richard B. Rogers, Nailah Orr, Thomas C. Sparks, James M. Gifford, Michael R. Loso, Yuanming Zhu, Thomas Meade
  • Publication number: 20130025006
    Abstract: The present invention includes modified, insecticidal B.t. Cry1Ca proteins, including the proteins designated herein as DIG-109 and DIG-152, as well as variants of DIG-109 and DIG-152, nucleic acids encoding these proteins, methods of controlling pests using the proteins, methods of producing the proteins in transgenic host cells, and transgenic plants that produce the proteins. The DIG-109 and DIG-152 proteins comprise chimeric peptides composed of a core toxin segment of B.t. Cry1Ca and a Cry1Ab protoxin segment. Insecticidally active variants of the DIG-109 and DIG-152 proteins are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Meade, Stephanie L. Burton, Kenneth Narva, Aaron T. Woosley, Timothy D. Hey, Ignacio M. Larrinua
  • Patent number: 8349815
    Abstract: Synergistic pesticidal mixtures are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences, LLC
    Inventors: Jim X. Huang, Jonathan M. Babcock, Thomas Meade, Marc Farrow
  • Publication number: 20130007924
    Abstract: The subject invention relates in part to stacking a Cry IAb protein and a Cry2Aa protein to make plants (particularly corn or maize) more durable and less prone to allowing insects to develop that are resistant to the activity of either of these two toxins. These stacks can be used to specifically target European cornborer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventors: Thomas Meade, Kenneth Narva, Nicholas P. Storer, Joel J. Sheets, Aaron T. Woosley, Stephanie L. Burton