Patents by Inventor Thomas W. Greene

Thomas W. Greene 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: 20210324401
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to gene expression modulation elements from plants and their use in modulating the expression of one or more heterologous nucleic acid fragments in plants. The disclosure further discloses compositions, polynucleotide constructs, transformed host cells, plants and seeds containing the expression modulating elements, and methods for preparing and using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: SHANE E ABBITT, MARY J FRANK, THOMAS W GREENE, NANDINI KRISHNAMURTHY, ANDREW RUPIPER
  • Patent number: 10806108
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns compositions and methods for identifying the SCN resistant phenotype in soybean. In some embodiments, the disclosure concerns methods for performing marker-assisted breeding and selection of plants carrying one or more determinants of SCN resistance in soybean.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Agrigenetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Yonghe Bai, Fang Lu, Thomas W. Greene, Robert E. Moore, Bradley Hedges, Siva P. Kumpatla, Raghav Ram
  • Patent number: 10117411
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns high-resolution mapping and candidate gene cloning of Rf4, a maize restorer of fertility gene that restores fertility to C-type cytoplasmic male sterility. The disclosure also relates to molecular markers that are tightly-linked to, or reside within, the Rf4 gene. In some embodiments, methods are provided whereby hybrid seeds may be produced from crosses of a male plant comprising nucleic acid molecular markers that are linked to or that reside within the Rf4 gene and a female plant carrying C-type CMS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Ruihua Ren, Bruce A. Nagel, Siva P. Kumpatla, Peizhong Zheng, Gary L. Cutter, Thomas W. Greene, Steven A. Thompson
  • Publication number: 20180242540
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns compositions and methods for identifying the SCN resistant phenotype in soybean. In some embodiments, the disclosure concerns methods for performing marker-assisted breeding and selection of plants carrying one or more determinants of SCN resistance in soybean.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Yonghe Bai, Fang Lu, Thomas W. Greene, Robert E. Moore, Bradley Hedges, Siva P. Kumpatla, Raghav Ram
  • Patent number: 9888636
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns compositions and methods for identifying the SCN resistant phenotype in soybean. In some embodiments, the disclosure concerns methods for performing marker-assisted breeding and selection of plants carrying one or more determinants of SCN resistance in soybean.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Agrigenetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Yonghe Bai, Fang Lu, Thomas W. Greene, Robert E. Moore, Bradley Hedges, Siva P. Kumpatla, Raghav Ram
  • Patent number: 9410160
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the isolation, purification, characterization and use of the plant Snf1-related protein kinase (SnRK) gene and genetic products. The invention includes isolated and purified SnRK DNA and relates to methods of regulating water loss and plant drought tolerance, sucrose content, starch content, seed oil content, fatty acid synthesis, seed oil acyl composition, seed size/weight, resistance/tolerance to biotic stresses, increased root biomass, and/or carbon flux into other seed components, plant, using the gene, and to tissues and plants transformed with the gene. The invention also relates to transgenic plants, plant tissues and plant seeds having a genome containing an introduced DNA sequence of the invention, and a method of producing such plants and plant seeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Zhifu Zheng, Thomas W. Greene
  • Patent number: 9131725
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns specific naturally-occurring mutant maize cad2 genes, which altered genes contribute to the bm1 maize phenotype in particular maize lines. In some embodiments, compositions and methods are provided that utilize a nucleic acid molecule comprising a mutant cad2 gene, and/or markers linked to a mutant cad2gene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Agrigenetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Wei Chen, Nathan J. VanOpdorp, Siva P. Kumpatla, Peizhong Zheng, Peter D. Friedemann, Thomas W. Greene, Dennis Fitzl
  • Patent number: 9049822
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns compositions and methods for identifying the SCN resistant phenotype in soybean. In some embodiments, the disclosure concerns methods for performing marker-assisted breeding and selection of plants carrying one or more determinants of SCN resistance in soybean.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Agrigenetics Inc.
    Inventors: Yonghe Bai, Fang Lu, Thomas W. Greene, Robert E. Moore, Bradley Hedges, Siva P. Kumpatla, Raghav Ram
  • Patent number: 8927806
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the isolation, purification, characterization and use of the plant Snf1-related protein kinase (SnRK) gene and genetic products. The invention includes isolated and purified SnRK DNA and relates to methods of regulating water loss and plant drought tolerance, sucrose content, starch content, seed oil content, fatty acid synthesis, seed oil acyl composition, seed size/weight, resistance/tolerance to biotic stresses, increased root biomass, and/or carbon flux into other seed components, plant, using the gene, and to tissues and plants transformed with the gene. The invention also relates to transgenic plants, plant tissues and plant seeds having a genome containing an introduced DNA sequence of the invention, and a method of producing such plants and plant seeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: DowAgroSciences, LLC
    Inventors: Zhifu Zheng, Thomas W. Greene
  • Publication number: 20150007363
    Abstract: The subject invention pertains to novel mutant polynucleotide molecules that encode enzymes that have increased heat stability. These polynucleotides, when expressed in plants, result in increased yield in plants grown under conditions of heat stress. The polynucleotide molecules of the subject invention encode maize endosperm ADP glucose pyrophosphorylase (AGP) and soluble starch synthase (SSS) enzyme activities. Plants and plant tissue bred to contain, or transformed with, the mutant polynucleotides, and expressing the polypeptides encoded by the polynucleotides, are also contemplated by the present invention. The subject invention also concerns methods for isolating polynucleotides and polypeptides contemplated within the scope of the invention. Methods for increasing yield in plants grown under conditions of heat stress are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: L. CURTIS HANNAH, THOMAS W. GREENE
  • Patent number: 8802926
    Abstract: The subject invention pertains to novel mutant polynucleotide molecules that encode enzymes that have increased heat stability. These polynucleotides, when expressed in plants, result in increased yield in plants grown under conditions of heat stress. The polynucleotide molecules of the subject invention encode maize endosperm ADP glucose pyrophosphorylase (AGP) and soluble starch synthase (SSS) enzyme activities. Plants and plant tissue bred to contain, or transformed with, the mutant polynucleotides, and expressing the polypeptides encoded by the polynucleotides, are also contemplated by the present invention. The subject invention also concerns methods for isolating polynucleotides and polypeptides contemplated within the scope of the invention. Methods for increasing yield in plants grown under conditions of heat stress are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: L. Curtis Hannah, Thomas W. Greene
  • Patent number: 8685677
    Abstract: The invention relates in part to methods of detecting an AAD-12 soybean event. The subject invention provides assays for detecting the presence of the subject event in a sample (of soybeans, for example). Kits and conditions useful in conducting the assays are also provided. More specifically, the present invention relates in part to an endpoint TaqMan PCR assay for the AAD-12 soybean event. Some embodiments are directed to assays that are capable of high throughput zygosity analysis. The subject invention further relates, in part, to the discovery of a preferred reference gene for use in determining zygosity. This invention also relates in part to plant breeding using any of the subject methods. In some embodiments, said event/polynucleotide sequence can be “stacked” with other traits. The subject procedures can be used to uniquely identify soybean lines comprising the event of the subject invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences, LLC.
    Inventors: Stephen Novak, Yunxing C. Cui, Thomas W. Greene, Ning Zhou
  • Publication number: 20120244533
    Abstract: This invention relates in part to detecting herbicide tolerant plants—more specifically, an aad-1 transformation event in corn plants. The subject invention also provides assays for detecting the presence of the subject event in a sample (of corn grain, for example). Kits and conditions useful in conducting the assays are also provided. The subject invention also relates in part to plant breeding using the subject methods. In some embodiments, said event/polynucleotide sequence can be “stacked” with other traits. More specifically, the invention relates in part to an endpoint TaqMan PCR assay for AAD-1 corn event 40278-9. Some embodiments are directed to assays that are capable of high throughput zygosity analysis. The subject invention further relates, in part, to the use of a preferred reference gene for use in determining zygosity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: Ning Zhou, Stephen Novak, Yunxing C. Cui, Thomas W. Greene
  • Publication number: 20120174255
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns specific naturally-occurring mutant maize cad2 genes, which altered genes contribute to the bm1 maize phenotype in particular maize lines. In some embodiments, compositions and methods are provided that utilize a nucleic acid molecule comprising a mutant cad2 gene, and/or markers linked to a mutant cad2gene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2012
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: AGRIGENETICS, INC.
    Inventors: Wei Chen, Nathan J. VanOpdorp, Siva P. Kumpatla, Peizhong Zheng, Peter D. Friedemann, Thomas W. Greene, Dennis Fitzl
  • Publication number: 20120131693
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns compositions and methods for identifying the SCN resistant phenotype in soybean. In some embodiments, the disclosure concerns methods for performing marker-assisted breeding and selection of plants carrying one or more determinants of SCN resistance in soybean.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: AGRIGENETICS, INC.
    Inventors: Yonghe Bai, Fang Lu, Thomas W. Greene, Robert E. Moore, Bradley Hedges, Siva P. Kumpatla, Raghav Ram
  • Publication number: 20120117681
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns compositions and methods for identifying the SCN resistant phenotype in soybean. In some embodiments, the disclosure concerns methods for performing marker-assisted breeding and selection of plants carrying one or more determinants of SCN resistance in soybean.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: AgriGenetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Yonghe Bai, Fang Lu, Thomas W. Greene, Robert E. Moore, Bradley Hedges, Siva P. Kumpatla, Raghav Ram
  • Publication number: 20120090047
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns high-resolution mapping and candidate gene cloning of Rf4, a maize restorer of fertility gene that restores fertility to C-type cytoplasmic male sterility. The disclosure also relates to molecular markers that are tightly-linked to, or reside within, the Rf4 gene. In some embodiments, methods are provided whereby hybrid seeds may be produced from crosses of a male plant comprising nucleic acid molecular markers that are linked to or that reside within the Rf4 gene and a female plant carrying C-type CMS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: Dow AgroScience LLC
    Inventors: Ruihua Ren, Bruce A. Nagel, Siva P. Kumpatla, Peizhong Zheng, Gary Cutter, Thomas W. Greene, Steven A. Thompson
  • Publication number: 20110167515
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the isolation, purification, characterization and use of the plant Snf1-related protein kinase (SnRK) gene and genetic products. The invention includes isolated and purified SnRK DNA and relates to methods of regulating water loss and plant drought tolerance, sucrose content, starch content, seed oil content, fatty acid synthesis, seed oil acyl composition, seed size/weight, resistance/tolerance to biotic stresses, increased root biomass, and/or carbon flux into other seed components, plant, using the gene, and to tissues and plants transformed with the gene. The invention also relates to transgenic plants, plant tissues and plant seeds having a genome containing an introduced DNA sequence of the invention, and a method of producing such plants and plant seeds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2010
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Applicant: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Zhifu Zheng, Thomas W. Greene
  • Publication number: 20110151441
    Abstract: A method for zygosity analysis of the maize Cry1F event TC1507 is provided. The method provides TC1507 event-specific and maize endogenous reference gene-specific primers and TaqMan probe combinations for use in an endpoint biplex TaqMan PCR assay capable of producing robust genotype calls for assisting in molecular breeding of TC1507.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Applicant: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Wei Chen, Wesley Marchione, Stephen Novak, Manju Gupta, Thomas W. Greene, Siva Kumptla
  • Publication number: 20100281574
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the isolation, purification, characterization and use of the plant Snf1-related protein kinase (SnRK) gene and genetic products. The invention includes isolated and purified SnRK DNA and relates to methods of regulating water loss and plant drought tolerance, sucrose content, starch content, seed oil content, fatty acid synthesis, seed oil acyl composition, seed size/weight, resistance/tolerance to biotic stresses, increased root biomass, and/or carbon flux into other seed components, plant, using the gene, and to tissues and plants transformed with the gene. The invention also relates to transgenic plants, plant tissues and plant seeds having a genome containing an introduced DNA sequence of the invention, and a method of producing such plants and plant seeds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2010
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Applicant: DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: Zhifu Zheng, Thomas W. Greene