Patents by Inventor Toni A. Voelker

Toni A. Voelker 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: 20220278538
    Abstract: The invention relates to a charging system (1) comprising a mobile electrical device (2) and a charging apparatus (3) for charging a battery pack (7) of the mobile device (2) and/or for transmitting data between the charging apparatus (3) and the mobile device (2). The charging apparatus (3) has an insertion opening (9) for inserting an insertion portion (10) of the mobile device (2) into a charging tray (11) of the charging apparatus (3) in order to establish an electrical connection between the charging apparatus (3) and the mobile device (2). According to the invention, the charging tray (11) tapers from the insertion opening (9) in order to orient the insertion portion (10) of the mobile device (2) in the charging tray (11) during insertion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Inventors: Christian Kainzmaier, Markus Schichl, Toni Scheuerlein, Folke Michelmann, Benedikt Sanftl, Niklas Voelker, Timo Bunk, Simon Huber
  • Publication number: 20200109410
    Abstract: This invention relates to methods of controlling gene expression or gene suppression in eukaryotic cells. One aspect of this invention includes modifying the degree of silencing of a target gene by use of a modified suppression element. Another aspect includes providing a eukaryotic cell having a desired phenotype resulting from transcription in the eukaryotic cell of a modified suppression element. Also provided are transgenic eukaryotic cells, transgenic plant cells, plants, and seeds containing modified suppression elements, and useful derivatives of such transgenic plant cells, plants, or seeds, such as food or feed products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Applicant: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Joanne FILLATTI, Jean C. GOLEY, Gregory R. HECK, Tichafa R.I. MUNYIKWA, Ty T. VAUGHN, Toni VOELKER
  • Patent number: 10570406
    Abstract: Methods for obtaining soybean plants that produce seed with low linolenic acid levels and moderately increased oleic levels are disclosed. Also disclosed are methods for producing seed with low linolenic acid levels, moderately increased oleic levels and low saturated fatty acid levels. These methods entail the combination of transgenes that provide moderate oleic acid levels with soybean germplasm that contains mutations in soybean genes that confer low linolenic acid phenotypes. These methods also entail the combination of transgenes that provide both moderate oleic acid levels and low saturated fat levels with soybean germplasm that contains mutations in soybean genes that confer low linolenic acid phenotypes. Soybean plants and seeds produced by these methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Joanne J. Fillatti, Greg E. Keithly, Toni Voelker, Tim Ulmasov
  • Patent number: 10358649
    Abstract: Methods of providing gene suppression DNA in a eukaryotic organism comprising introducing a first DNA segment and at least one second DNA segment into the genome of the organism. One of the DNA segments contains a promoter and a transcribable DNA. Another DNA segment contains at least part of the transcribable DNA. When inserted in tandem, the DNA segments are assembled in vivo forming a recombinant transcription unit. RNA transcribed from the transcription unit can form double-stranded RNA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: JoAnne Fillatti, Larry Gilbertson, Toni Voelker
  • Patent number: 10280430
    Abstract: The present invention is in the field of plant genetics and provides recombinant nucleic acid molecules, constructs, and other agents associated with the coordinate manipulation of multiple genes in the fatty acid synthesis pathway. In particular, the agents of the present invention are associated with the simultaneous enhanced expression of certain genes in the fatty acid synthesis pathway and suppressed expression of certain other genes in the same pathway. Also provided are plants incorporating such agents, and in particular plants incorporating such constructs where the plants exhibit altered seed oil compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Toni Voelker, JoAnne J. Fillatti, Neal A. Bringe, Tim Ulmasov
  • Publication number: 20180087066
    Abstract: Methods for obtaining soybean plants that produce seed with low linolenic acid levels and moderately increased oleic levels are disclosed. Also disclosed are methods for producing seed with low linolenic acid levels, moderately increased oleic levels and low saturated fatty acid levels. These methods entail the combination of transgenes that provide moderate oleic acid levels with soybean germplasm that contains mutations in soybean genes that confer low linolenic acid phenotypes. These methods also entail the combination of transgenes that provide both moderate oleic acid levels and low saturated fat levels with soybean germplasm that contains mutations in soybean genes that confer low linolenic acid phenotypes. Soybean plants and seeds produced by these methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: Joanne J. Fillatti, Greg E. Keithly, Toni Voelker, Tim Ulmasov
  • Patent number: 9873887
    Abstract: Methods for obtaining soybean plants that produce seed with low linolenic acid levels and moderately increased oleic levels are disclosed. Also disclosed are methods for producing seed with low linolenic acid levels, moderately increased oleic levels and low saturated fatty acid levels. These methods entail the combination of transgenes that provide moderate oleic acid levels with soybean germplasm that contains mutations in soybean genes that confer low linolenic acid phenotypes. These methods also entail the combination of transgenes that provide both moderate oleic acid levels and low saturated fat levels with soybean germplasm that contains mutations in soybean genes that confer low linolenic acid phenotypes. Soybean plants and seeds produced by these methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Joanne J. Fillatti, Greg E. Keithly, Toni Voelker, Tim Ulmasov
  • Publication number: 20180002712
    Abstract: This invention relates to methods of controlling gene expression or gene suppression in eukaryotic cells. One aspect of this invention includes modifying the degree of silencing of a target gene by use of a modified suppression element. Another aspect includes providing a eukaryotic cell having a desired phenotype resulting from transcription in the eukaryotic cell of a modified suppression element. Also provided are transgenic eukaryotic cells, transgenic plant cells, plants, and seeds containing modified suppression elements, and useful derivatives of such transgenic plant cells, plants, or seeds, such as food or feed products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Applicant: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Joanne Fillatti, Jean C. Goley, Gregory R. Heck, Tichafa R.I. Munyikwa, Ty T. Vaughn, Toni Voelker
  • Patent number: 9765351
    Abstract: This invention relates to methods of controlling gene expression or gene suppression in eukaryotic cells. One aspect of this invention includes modifying the degree of silencing of a target gene by use of a modified suppression element. Another aspect includes providing a eukaryotic cell having a desired phenotype resulting from transcription in the eukaryotic cell of a modified suppression element. Also provided are transgenic eukaryotic cells, transgenic plant cells, plants, and seeds containing modified suppression elements, and useful derivatives of such transgenic plant cells, plants, or seeds, such as food or feed products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Joanne Fillatti, Jean C. Goley, Gregory R. Heck, Tichafa R. I. Munyikwa, Ty T. Vaughn, Toni Voelker
  • Publication number: 20170191074
    Abstract: Methods of providing gene suppression DNA in a eukaryotic organism comprising introducing a first DNA segment and at least one second DNA segment into the genome of the organism. One of the DNA segments contains a promoter and a transcribable DNA. Another DNA segment contains at least part of the transcribable DNA. When inserted in tandem, the DNA segments are assembled in vivo forming a recombinant transcription unit. RNA transcribed from the transcription unit can form double-stranded RNA.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: JoAnne Fillatti, Larry Gilbertson, Toni Voelker
  • Patent number: 9611484
    Abstract: Methods of providing gene suppression DNA in a eukaryotic organism comprising introducing a first DNA segment and at least one second DNA segment into the genome of the organism. One of the DNA segments contains a promoter and a transcribable DNA. Another DNA segment contains at least part of the transcribable DNA. When inserted in tandem, the DNA segments are assembled in vivo forming a recombinant transcription unit. RNA transcribed from the transcription unit can form double-stranded RNA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: JoAnne Fillatti, Larry Gilbertson, Toni Voelker
  • Patent number: 9410161
    Abstract: Methods for obtaining soybean plants that produce seed with low linolenic acid levels and moderately increased oleic levels are disclosed. Also disclosed are methods for producing seed with low linolenic acid levels, moderately increased oleic levels and low saturated fatty acid levels. These methods entail the combination of transgenes that provide moderate oleic acid levels with soybean germplasm that contains mutations in soybean genes that confer low linolenic acid phenotypes. These methods also entail the combination of transgenes that provide both moderate oleic acid levels and low saturated fat levels with soybean germplasm that contains mutations in soybean genes that confer low linolenic acid phenotypes. Soybean plants and seeds produced by these methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Joanne J. Fillatti, Greg E. Keithly, Toni Voelker, Tim Ulmasov
  • Publication number: 20160130600
    Abstract: Methods for obtaining soybean plants that produce seed with low linolenic acid levels and moderately increased oleic levels are disclosed. Also disclosed are methods for producing seed with low linolenic acid levels, moderately increased oleic levels and low saturated fatty acid levels. These methods entail the combination of transgenes that provide moderate oleic acid levels with soybean germplasm that contains mutations in soybean genes that confer low linolenic acid phenotypes. These methods also entail the combination of transgenes that provide both moderate oleic acid levels and low saturated fat levels with soybean germplasm that contains mutations in soybean genes that confer low linolenic acid phenotypes. Soybean plants and seeds produced by these methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Inventors: Joanne J. Fillatti, Greg E. Keithly, Toni Voelker, Tim Ulmasov
  • Patent number: 9181560
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel promoters for use in plants. Specifically, the present invention provides novel enhanced plant promoters. The present invention also provides DNA constructs; transgenic cells, plants, and seeds containing these novel promoters; and methods for preparing and using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Andrew M. Mroczka, Monica P. Ravanello, Toni Voelker, Nicholas W. Wagner
  • Patent number: 9062319
    Abstract: Methods for obtaining soybean plants that produce seed with low linolenic acid levels and moderately increased oleic levels are disclosed. Also disclosed are methods for producing seed with low linolenic acid levels, moderately increased oleic levels and low saturated fatty acid levels. These methods entail the combination of transgenes that provide moderate oleic acid levels with soybean germplasm that contains mutations in soybean genes that confer low linolenic acid phenotypes. These methods also entail the combination of transgenes that provide both moderate oleic acid levels and low saturated fat levels with soybean germplasm that contains mutations in soybean genes that confer low linolenic acid phenotypes. Soybean plants and seeds produced by these methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Joanne J. Fillatti, Greg E. Keithly, Toni Voelker, Tim Ulmasov
  • Publication number: 20140351996
    Abstract: Methods for obtaining soybean plants that produce seed with low linolenic acid levels and moderately increased oleic levels are disclosed. Also disclosed are methods for producing seed with low linolenic acid levels, moderately increased oleic levels and low saturated fatty acid levels. These methods entail the combination of transgenes that provide moderate oleic acid levels with soybean germplasm that contains mutations in soybean genes that confer low linolenic acid phenotypes. These methods also entail the combination of transgenes that provide both moderate oleic acid levels and low saturated fat levels with soybean germplasm that contains mutations in soybean genes that confer low linolenic acid phenotypes. Soybean plants and seeds produced by these methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Joanne J. Fillatti, Greg E. Keithly, Toni Voelker, Tim Ulmasov
  • Publication number: 20140315312
    Abstract: This invention relates to methods of controlling gene expression or gene suppression in eukaryotic cells. One aspect of this invention includes modifying the degree of silencing of a target gene by use of a modified suppression element. Another aspect includes providing a eukaryotic cell having a desired phenotype resulting from transcription in the eukaryotic cell of a modified suppression element. Also provided are transgenic eukaryotic cells, transgenic plant cells, plants, and seeds containing modified suppression elements, and useful derivatives of such transgenic plant cells, plants, or seeds, such as food or feed products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Joanne Fillatti, Jean C. Coley, Gregory R. Heck, Tichafa R. I. Munyikwa, Ty T. Vaughn, Toni Voelker
  • Publication number: 20140310836
    Abstract: The present invention is in the field of plant genetics and provides recombinant nucleic acid molecules, constructs, and other agents associated with the coordinate manipulation of multiple genes in the fatty acid synthesis pathway. In particular, the agents of the present invention are associated with the simultaneous enhanced expression of certain genes in the fatty acid synthesis pathway and suppressed expression of certain other genes in the same pathway. Also provided are plants incorporating such agents, and in particular plants incorporating such constructs where the plants exhibit altered seed oil compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: Toni VOELKER, JoAnne J. FILLATTI, Neal A. BRINGE, Tim ULMASOV
  • Patent number: 8802922
    Abstract: The present invention is in the field of plant genetics and provides recombinant nucleic acid molecules, constructs, and other agents associated with the coordinate manipulation of multiple genes in the fatty acid synthesis pathway. In particular, the agents of the present invention are associated with the simultaneous enhanced expression of certain genes in the fatty acid synthesis pathway and suppressed expression of certain other genes in the same pathway. Also provided are plants incorporating such agents, and in particular plants incorporating such constructs where the plants exhibit altered seed oil compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Toni Voelker, JoAnne J. Fillatti, Neal A. Bringe, Tim Ulmasov
  • Publication number: 20140109260
    Abstract: Methods of providing gene suppression DNA in a eukaryotic organism comprising introducing a first DNA segment and at least one second DNA segment into the genome of the organism. One of the DNA segments contains a promoter and a transcribable DNA. Another DNA segment contains at least part of the transcribable DNA. When inserted in tandem, the DNA segments are assembled in vivo forming a recombinant transcription unit. RNA transcribed from the transcription unit can form double-stranded RNA.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: JoAnne Fillatti, Larry Gilbertson, Toni Voelker