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: 20130007923
    Abstract: The subject invention includes methods and plants for controlling fall armyworm lepidopteran insects, said plants comprising a Cry1Da 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: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Meade, Kenneth Narva, Nicholas P. Storer, Joel J. Sheets, Aaron T. Woosley, Stephanie L. Burton
  • Publication number: 20120331590
    Abstract: The subject invention includes methods and plants for controlling fall army worm insects, said plants comprising a Cry1Da insecticidal protein and a Cry1Be 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: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Meade, Kenneth Narva, Nicholas P. Storer, Joel J. Sheets, Aaron T. Woosley, Stephanie L. Burton
  • Publication number: 20120331589
    Abstract: The subject invention includes methods and plants for controlling lepidopteran insects, said plants comprising Cry1Fa and Cry1Da core toxin containing proteins in combination to delay or prevent development of resistance by the insect(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Meade, Kenneth Narva, Nicholas P. Storer, Joel J. Sheets, Aaron T. Woosley, Stephanie L. Burton
  • Publication number: 20120324606
    Abstract: The subject invention includes methods and plants for controlling European corn borer and/or fall armyworm insects, said plants comprising a Cry1Ab insecticidal protein and a Cry1Be 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: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Meade, Kenneth Narva, Nicholas P. Storer, Joel J. Sheets, Aaron T. Woosley, Stephanie L. Burton
  • Publication number: 20120324605
    Abstract: The subject invention relates in part to stacking certain Cry genes along with Cry 1Fa to result in products that are more durable and less prone towards insects developing resistance towards the activity of any of the toxins (such as Cry 1Fa) by itself. Embodiments of the Cry 1F stacking partners include Cry2Aa, Cry 1I, and Cry 1E. These stacks can be used to control FAW and/or ECB as described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Meade, Kenneth Narva, Nicholas P. Storer, Joel J. Sheets, Stephanie L. Burton
  • Publication number: 20120317681
    Abstract: The subject invention includes methods and plants for controlling lepidopteran insects, said plants comprising a Cry1Fa insecticidal protein and a Cry1Ca insecticidal protein, in combination, to delay or prevent development of resistance by the insect(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventors: Thomas Meade, Kenneth Narva, Nicholas P. Storer, Joel J. Sheets, Aaron T. Woosley, Stephanie L. Burton
  • Publication number: 20120317682
    Abstract: The subject invention includes methods and plants for controlling lepidopteran insects, said plants comprising a Vip3Ab insecticidal protein in combination with a Cry 1Fa insecticidal protein to delay or prevent development of resistance by the insect(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: Dow Agrosciences LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Meade, Kenneth Narva, Nicholas P. Storer, Joel J. Sheets, Aaron T. Woosley, Stephanie L. Burton
  • Publication number: 20120311745
    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: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Meade, Aaron T. Woosley, Kenneth Narva, Stephanie L. Burton, Nicholas P. Storer, Joel J. Sheets
  • Publication number: 20120311746
    Abstract: The subject invention relates in part to stacking Cry1Be toxins along with Cry1Fa toxins to prevent insects from developing resistance towards either toxin by itself. As discussed in more detail herein, the subject pair of proteins is a particularly advantageous combination, as no other pair of proteins is known to provide high levels of control and non-cross-resistant activity against both Spodoptera frugiperda (FAW) and Ostrinia nubilalis (ECB) insects. This dual, non-cross-resistant activity is also advantageous because it can reduce the number of proteins/genes needed to target these insects with multiple, non-cross-resistant proteins. This can reduce or eliminate the need for refuge acreage. Accordingly, the subject invention also relates generally to using four genes to provide three proteins for non-cross-resistant control of a first insect, and three proteins for non-cross-resistant control of a second insect. In preferred embodiments, the targeted insects are FAW and ECB.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: Dow Agroscience LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Meade, Kenneth Narva, Nicholas P. Storer, Joel J. Sheets, Stephanie L. Burton, Aaron T. Woosley
  • Patent number: 8304604
    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: March 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences, LLC.
    Inventors: Justin M. Lira, Holly J. Butler, Doug A. Smith, Kenneth Narva, Thomas Meade
  • Publication number: 20120159674
    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: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: Dow Agrosciences LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Meade, Kenneth Narva, Joel J. Sheets, Nicholas P. Storer, Stephanie L. Burton, Aaron T. Woosley
  • Patent number: 8106159
    Abstract: The subject invention relates to insecticidal toxin complex (“TC”) fusion proteins and to polynucleotides that encode these fusion proteins. In some embodiments, the invention provides a fusion protein comprising a Class A protein, a Class B protein, and a Class C TC protein fused together to form a single protein. In some other embodiments, the invention provides a fusion protein comprising a Class B and a Class C TC proteins fused together. In the latter embodiments, the BC or CB fusion protein can be used to enhance or potentiate the anti-insect activity of a “Toxin A” or Class A protein. The subject invention also includes plants, cells (bacterial and plant cells for example), and seeds that comprise the polynucleotides. The subject invention also includes methods of controlling pests (preferably insects and other plant pests) with fusion proteins of the subject invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Timothy D. Hey, Thomas Meade, Stephanie L. Burton, Donald Joseph Merlo, Qihua Cai, Haley Jo Moon, Joel Jay Sheets, Aaron Todd Woosley
  • Patent number: 8084418
    Abstract: The subject invention relates to the surprising discovery that toxin complex (TC) proteins, obtainable from Xenorhabdus, Photorhabdus, and Paenibacillus, can be used interchangeably with each other. In particularly preferred embodiments of the subject invention, the toxicity of a “stand-alone” TC protein (from Photorhabdus, Xenorhabdus, or Paenibacillus, for example) is enhanced by one or more TC protein “potentiators” derived from a source organism of a different genus from which the toxin was derived. As one skilled in the art will recognize with the benefit of this disclosure, this has broad implications and expands the range of utility that individual types of TC proteins will now be recognized to have. Among the most important advantages is that one skilled in the art will now be able to use a single set of potentiators to enhance the activity of a stand-alone Xenorhabdus protein toxin as well as a stand-alone Photorhabdus protein toxin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Timothy D. Hey, Amanda D. Schleper, Scott A. Bevan, Scott B. Bintrim, Jon C. Michell, Ze Sheng Li, Weiting Ni, Baolong Zhu, Donald J. Merlo, Patricia C. Apel-Birkhold, Thomas Meade
  • Publication number: 20110200684
    Abstract: Synergistic pesticidal mixtures are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Applicant: DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: Jim X. Huang, Jonathan M. Babcock, Thomas Meade, Marc Farrow
  • Publication number: 20110196001
    Abstract: N-Substituted sulfoximines are effective at controlling insects resistant to common insecticides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2011
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Applicant: 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
  • Patent number: 7960354
    Abstract: Synergistic pesticidal mixtures are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Jim X. Huang, Jonathan M. Babcock, Thomas Meade, Marc Farrow
  • Publication number: 20100269223
    Abstract: DIG-3 Cry toxins, polynucleotides encoding such toxins, and transgenic plants that produce such toxins are useful to control insect pests.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Applicant: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Justin M. Lira, Holly Jean Butler, Doug A. Smith, Kenneth Narva, Thomas Meade
  • Patent number: 7812131
    Abstract: The subject invention provides exciting new sources for surprising, new types of toxin complex (“TC”) proteins. The subject invention includes these new classes and types of TC proteins. The subject invention also includes polynucleotides that encode the subject proteins. The subject invention further provides vectors and cells comprising these polynucleotides. The subject invention also provides novel methods of controlling insects. The subject invention relates in part to the surprising discovery that new types of TC proteins can be obtained from a widely diverse phylogenetic spectrum of organisms including, most notably and surprisingly, eukaryotic fungus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Doe AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Ignacio Mario Larrinua, Aaron Todd Woosley, Thomas Meade, Donald Joseph Merlo, Timothy Denver Hey, Stephanie Love Burton
  • Patent number: 7795395
    Abstract: The invention relates to isolated genes encoding Xenorhabdus toxin complex (TC) proteins, and transgenic plants and host cells expressing Xenorhabdus toxin complex (TC) proteins and having resistance to insects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Patricia C. Apel-Birkhold, Timothy D. Hey, Joel J. Sheets, Thomas Meade, Ze-Sheng Li, Justin M. Lira, Sean M. Russell, Robin L. Thompson, Jon C. Mitchell, Kristin Fencil
  • Publication number: 20100041610
    Abstract: The subject invention relates to insecticidal toxin complex (“TC”) fusion proteins and to polynucleotides that encode these fusion proteins. In some embodiments, the invention provides a fusion protein comprising a Class A protein, a Class B protein, and a Class C TC protein fused together to form a single protein. In some other embodiments, the invention provides a fusion protein comprising a Class B and a Class C TC proteins fused together. In the latter embodiments, the BC or CB fusion protein can be used to enhance or potentiate the anti-insect activity of a “Toxin A” or Class A protein. The subject invention also includes plants, cells (bacterial and plant cells for example), and seeds that comprise the polynucleotides. The subject invention also includes methods of controlling pests (preferably insects and other plant pests) with fusion proteins of the subject invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2009
    Publication date: February 18, 2010
    Applicant: Dow Agrosciences LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Denver Hey, Thomas Meade, Stephanie Love Burton, Donald Joseph Merlo, Qihua Cai, Haley Jo Moon, Joel Jay Sheets, Aaron Todd Woosley