Patents by Inventor Ute Schellenberger

Ute Schellenberger 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).

  • Patent number: 11105819
    Abstract: Disclosed is a composition that synergistically prevents proteolysis or modification of peptides in sampled biological fluids using sulfonyl fluoride family protease inhibitors at high concentrations combined with at least one additional protease inhibitor of a different type, preferably a broad spectrum protease inhibitor, and a chelator. A preferred embodiment uses AEBSF at 10 mM, Benzamidine at 20 mM and EDTA as the chelator. The disclosed composition may be combined with other protease inhibitors to further modulate its specificity, for instance to additionally target acidic proteases. Additional protease inhibitors, reducing agents, stabilizers and buffering agents may be combined with the disclosed compositions in devices for sampling or testing biological fluids for levels of peptides of interest, or methods therefore. The disclosed devices, compositions and methods are of particular use in sampling and testing for the level of natriuretic peptides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: CRIMSON U.S. ASSETS LLC
    Inventors: Ute Schellenberger, Eric E. Niederkofier, Urban A. Kiernan, Jessica O'Rear, Randall W. Nelson
  • Publication number: 20210246465
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for controlling pests are provided. The methods involve transforming organisms with a nucleic acid sequence encoding an insecticidal protein. In particular, the nucleic acid sequences are useful for preparing plants and microorganisms that possess insecticidal activity. Thus, transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, plant tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions are insecticidal nucleic acids and proteins of bacterial species. The sequences find use in the construction of expression vectors for subsequent transformation into organisms of interest including plants, as probes for the isolation of other homologous (or partially homologous) genes. The pesticidal proteins find use in controlling, inhibiting growth or killing Lepidopteran, Coleopteran, Dipteran, fungal, Hemipteran and nematode pest populations and for producing compositions with insecticidal activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2021
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: DANIEL J ALTIER, JENNIFER KARA BARRY, RYAN MICHAEL GERBER, STEVEN D GRUVER, LU LIU, UTE SCHELLENBERGER, JUN-ZHI WEI, WEIPING XIE, NASSER YALPANI, GENHAI ZHU
  • Patent number: 11021716
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for controlling pests are provided. The methods involve transforming organisms with a nucleic acid sequence encoding an insecticidal protein. In particular, the nucleic acid sequences are useful for preparing plants and microorganisms that possess insecticidal activity. Thus, transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, plant tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions are insecticidal nucleic acids and proteins of bacterial species. The sequences find use in the construction of expression vectors for subsequent transformation into organisms of interest including plants, as probes for the isolation of other homologous (or partially homologous) genes. The pesticidal proteins find use in controlling, inhibiting growth or killing Lepidopteran, Coleopteran, Dipteran, fungal, Hemipteran and nematode pest populations and for producing compositions with insecticidal activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventors: Daniel J Altier, Jennifer Kara Barry, Ryan Michael Gerber, Steven D Gruver, Lu Liu, Ute Schellenberger, Jun-Zhi Wei, Weiping Xie, Nasser Yalpani, Genhai Zhu
  • Publication number: 20210092961
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for controlling pests are provided. The methods involve transforming organisms with a nucleic acid sequence encoding an insecticidal protein. In particular, the nucleic acid sequences are useful for preparing plants and microorganisms that possess insecticidal activity. Thus, transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, plant tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions are insecticidal nucleic acids and proteins of bacterial species. The sequences find use in the construction of expression vectors for subsequent transformation into organisms of interest including plants, as probes for the isolation of other homologous (or partially homologous) genes. The pesticidal proteins find use in controlling, inhibiting growth or killing Lepidopteran, Coleopteran, Dipteran, fungal, Hemipteran and nematode pest populations and for producing compositions with insecticidal activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: JENNIFER KARA BARRY, ANGEL ELIZABETH GRACE D'OLIVIERA, RYAN MICHAEL GERBER, KEVIN HAYES, ALBERT L LU, AMY LUM, UTE SCHELLENBERGER, ERIC SCHEPERS, JEFFREY SOPA, WEIPING XIE, NASSER YALPANI
  • Publication number: 20210007361
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for controlling pests are provided. The methods involve transforming organisms with a nucleic acid sequence encoding an insecticidal protein. In particular, the nucleic acid sequences are useful for preparing plants and microorganisms that possess insecticidal activity. Thus, transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, plant tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions are insecticidal nucleic acids and proteins of bacterial species. The sequences find use in the construction of expression vectors for subsequent transformation into organisms of interest including plants, as probes for the isolation of other homologous (or partially homologous) genes. The pesticidal proteins find use in controlling, inhibiting growth or killing Lepidopteran, Coleopteran, Dipteran, fungal, Hemipteran and nematode pest populations and for producing compositions with insecticidal activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: STEVEN D GRUVER, HEATHER KOZY, JESSICA O'REAR, BARBARA ROSEN, UTE SCHELLENBERGER, JUN-ZHI WEI, WEIPING XIE, XIAOHONG ZHONG, GENHAI ZHU
  • Publication number: 20200404926
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for controlling pests are provided. The methods involve transforming organisms with a nucleic acid sequence encoding an insecticidal protein. In particular, the nucleic acid sequences are useful for preparing plants and microorganisms that possess insecticidal activity. Thus, transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, plant tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions are insecticidal nucleic acids and proteins of bacterial species. The sequences find use in the construction of expression vectors for subsequent transformation into organisms of interest including plants, as probes for the isolation of other homologous (or partially homologous) genes. The pesticidal proteins find use in controlling, inhibiting growth or killing Lepidopteran, Coleopteran, Dipteran, fungal, Hemipteran and nematode pest populations and for producing compositions with insecticidal activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: SCOTT DIEHN, JAMES J ENGLISH, LU LIU, AZALEA S ONG, JARRED KENNETH ORAL, BARBARA ROSEN, UTE SCHELLENBERGER, INGRID UDRANSZKY, JUN-ZHI WEI, WEIPING XIE, GENHAI ZHU
  • Patent number: 10876132
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for controlling pests are provided. The methods involve transforming organisms with one or more nucleic acid sequence encoding insecticidal protein(s) and one or more silencing element(s). In particular, the nucleic acid sequences are useful for preparing plants and microorganisms that possess insecticidal activity. Thus, transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, plant tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions are insecticidal nucleic acids and proteins of bacterial species. The sequences find use in the construction of expression vectors for subsequent transformation into organisms of interest including plants, as probes for the isolation of other homologous (or partially homologous) genes. The molecular and breeding stacks find use in controlling, inhibiting growth or killing Lepidopteran, Coleopteran, Dipteran, fungal, Hemipteran and nematode pest populations and for producing compositions with insecticidal activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignees: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Scott Henry Diehn, Xu Hu, Albert L. Lu, Lu Liu, James Kevin Presnail, Gary A. Sandahl, Ute Schellenberger, Gusui Wu
  • Patent number: 10820596
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for controlling pests are provided. The methods involve transforming organisms with a nucleic acid sequence encoding an insecticidal protein. In particular, the nucleic acid sequences are useful for preparing plants and microorganisms that possess insecticidal activity. Thus, transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, plant tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions are insecticidal nucleic acids and proteins of bacterial species. The sequences find use in the construction of expression vectors for subsequent transformation into organisms of interest including plants, as probes for the isolation of other homologous (or partially homologous) genes. The pesticidal proteins find use in controlling, inhibiting growth or killing Lepidopteran, Coleopteran, Dipteran, fungal, Hemipteran and nematode pest populations and for producing compositions with insecticidal activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Steven D Gruver, Heather Kozy, Jessica O'Rear, Barbara Rosen, Ute Schellenberger, Jun-Zhi Wei, Weiping Xie, Xiaohong Zhong, Genhai Zhu
  • Publication number: 20200339685
    Abstract: Novel human CD3 antigen-binding polypeptides and their preparation and use in the treatment and/or diagnosis of various diseases are provided, as well as bispecific antibody molecules capable of activating immune effector cells and their use in diagnosis and/or treatment of various diseases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Ute Schellenberger, Nathan Trinklein, Wim van Schooten
  • Publication number: 20200331971
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for controlling pests are provided. The methods involve transforming organisms with a nucleic acid sequence encoding an insecticidal protein. In particular, the nucleic acid sequences are useful for preparing plants and microorganisms that possess insecticidal activity. Thus, transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, plant tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions are insecticidal nucleic acids and proteins of bacterial species. The sequences find use in the construction of expression vectors for subsequent transformation into organisms of interest including plants, as probes for the isolation of other homologous (or partially homologous) genes. The pesticidal proteins find use in controlling, inhibiting growth or killing Lepidopteran, Coleopteran, Dipteran, fungal, Hemipteran and nematode pest populations and for producing compositions with insecticidal activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: STEVEN D GRUVER, LU LIU, BARBARA ROSEN, UTE SCHELLENBERGER, JUN-ZHI WEI, WEIPING XIE, GENHAI ZHU
  • Publication number: 20200270630
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for controlling pests are provided. The methods involve transforming organisms with a nucleic acid sequence encoding an insecticidal protein. In particular, the nucleic acid sequences are useful for preparing plants and microorganisms that possess insecticidal activity. Thus, transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, plant tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions are insecticidal nucleic acids and proteins of bacterial species. The sequences find use in the construction of expression vectors for subsequent transformation into organisms of interest, as probes for the isolation of other homologous (or partially homologous) genes. The insecticidal proteins find use in controlling, inhibiting growth or killing lepidopteran, coleopteran, dipteran, fungal, hemipteran, and nematode pest populations and for producing compositions with insecticidal activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: DAVID CHARLES CERF, JAMES J ENGLISH, CAROL A HENDRICK, LU LIU, JARRED KENNETH ORAL, PHILLIP A PATTEN, BARBARA ROSEN, UTE SCHELLENBERGER, INGRID UDRANSZKY, JUN-ZHI WEI, GENHAI ZHU
  • Publication number: 20200262874
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for controlling pests are provided. The methods involve transforming organisms with a nucleic acid sequence encoding an insecticidal protein. In particular, the nucleic acid sequences are useful for preparing plants and microorganisms that possess insecticidal activity. Thus, transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, plant tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions are insecticidal nucleic acids and proteins of bacterial species. The sequences find use in the construction of expression vectors for subsequent transformation into organisms of interest including plants, as probes for the isolation of other homologous (or partially homologous) genes. The pesticidal proteins find use in controlling, inhibiting growth or killing Lepidopteran, Coleopteran, Dipteran, fungal, Hemipteran and nematode pest populations and for producing compositions with insecticidal activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: HEATHER KOZY, JARRED KENNETH ORAL, UTE SCHELLENBERGER, JUN-ZHI WEI, WEIPING XIE, XIAOHONG ZHONG, GENHAI ZHU
  • Patent number: 10667524
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for controlling pests are provided. The methods involve transforming organisms with a nucleic acid sequence encoding an insecticidal protein. In particular, the nucleic acid sequences are useful for preparing plants and microorganisms that possess insecticidal activity. Thus, transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, plant tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions are insecticidal nucleic acids and proteins of bacterial species. The sequences find use in the construction of expression vectors for subsequent transformation into organisms of interest including plants, as probes for the isolation of other homologous (or partially homologous) genes. The pesticidal proteins find use in controlling, inhibiting growth or killing Lepidopteran, Coleopteran, Dipteran, fungal, Hemipteran and nematode pest populations and for producing compositions with insecticidal activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Scott Diehn, James English, Lu Liu, Azalea Ong, Jarred Oral, Barbara Rosen, Ute Schellenberger, Ingrid Udranszky, Jun-Zhi Wei, Weiping Xie, Genhai Zhu
  • Publication number: 20200158739
    Abstract: Disclosed is a composition that synergistically prevents proteolysis or modification of peptides in sampled biological fluids using sulfonyl fluoride family protease inhibitors at high concentrations combined with at least one additional protease inhibitor of a different type, preferably a broad spectrum protease inhibitor, and a chelator. A preferred embodiment uses AEBSF at 10 mM, Benzamidine at 20 mM and EDTA as the chelator. The disclosed composition may be combined with other protease inhibitors to further modulate its specificity, for instance to additionally target acidic proteases. Additional protease inhibitors, reducing agents, stabilizers and buffering agents may be combined with the disclosed compositions in devices for sampling or testing biological fluids for levels of peptides of interest, or methods therefore. The disclosed devices, compositions and methods are of particular use in sampling and testing for the level of natriuretic peptides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Ute Schellenberger, Eric E. Niederkofier, Urban A. Kiernan, Jessica O'Rear, Randall W. Nelson
  • Patent number: 10655143
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for controlling pests are provided. The methods involve transforming organisms with a nucleic acid sequence encoding an insecticidal protein. In particular, the nucleic acid sequences are useful for preparing plants and microorganisms that possess insecticidal activity. Thus, transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, plant tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions are insecticidal nucleic acids and proteins of bacterial species. The sequences find use in the construction of expression vectors for subsequent transformation into organisms of interest, as probes for the isolation of other homologous (or partially homologous) genes. The insecticidal proteins find use in controlling, inhibiting growth or killing lepidopteran, coleopteran, dipteran, fungal, hemipteran, and nematode pest populations and for producing compositions with insecticidal activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: David C. Cerf, James J. English, Carol A. Hendrick, Lu Liu, Jarred K. Oral, Phillip A. Patten, Barbara A. Rosen, Ute Schellenberger, Ingrid Udranszky, Jun-Zhi Wei, Genhai Zhu
  • Patent number: 10641781
    Abstract: Disclosed is a composition that synergistically prevents proteolysis or modification of peptides in sampled biological fluids using sulfonyl fluoride family protease inhibitors at high concentrations combined with at least one additional protease inhibitor of a different type, preferably a broad spectrum protease inhibitor, and a chelator. A preferred embodiment uses AEBSF at 10 mM, Benzamidine at 20 mM and EDTA as the chelator. The disclosed composition may be combined with other protease inhibitors to further modulate its specificity, for instance to additionally target acidic proteases. Additional protease inhibitors, reducing agents, stabilizers and buffering agents may be combined with the disclosed compositions in devices for sampling or testing biological fluids for levels of peptides of interest, or methods therefore. The disclosed devices, compositions and methods are of particular use in sampling and testing for the level of natriuretic peptides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: CRIMSON U.S. ASSETS LLC
    Inventors: Ute Schellenberger, Eric E. Niederkofier, Urban A. Kiernan, Jessica O'Rear, Randall W. Nelson
  • Publication number: 20200055906
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for controlling pests are provided. The methods involve transforming organisms with a nucleic acid sequence encoding an insecticidal protein. In particular, the nucleic acid sequences are useful for preparing plants and microorganisms that possess insecticidal activity. Thus, transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, plant tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions are insecticidal nucleic acids and proteins of bacterial species. The sequences find use in the construction of expression vectors for subsequent transformation into organisms of interest including plants, as probes for the isolation of other homologous (or partially homologous) genes. The pesticidal proteins find use in controlling, inhibiting growth or killing Lepidopteran, Coleopteran, Dipteran, fungal, Hemipteran and nematode pest populations and for producing compositions with insecticidal activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: DANIEL J ALTIER, JENNIFER KARA BARRY, RYAN MICHAEL GERBER, STEVEN D GRUVER, LU LIU, UTE SCHELLENBERGER, JUN-ZHI WEI, WEIPING XIE, NASSER YALPANI, GENHAI ZHU
  • Patent number: 10563221
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for controlling pests are provided. The methods involve transforming organisms with a nucleic acid sequence encoding an insecticidal protein. In particular, the nucleic acid sequences are useful for preparing plants and microorganisms that possess insecticidal activity. Thus, transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, plant tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions are insecticidal nucleic acids and proteins of bacterial species. The sequences find use in the construction of expression vectors for subsequent transformation into organisms of interest including plants, as probes for the isolation of other homologous (or partially homologous) genes. The pesticidal proteins find use in controlling, inhibiting growth or killing Lepidopteran, Coleopteran, Dipteran, fungal, Hemipteran and nematode pest populations and for producing compositions with insecticidal activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignees: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC., E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Lu Liu, Jessica O'Rear, Young-Jun Park, Barbara Rosen, Ute Schellenberger, Eric Schepers, Jun-Zhi Wei, Weiping Xie, Nasser Yalpani, Xiaohong Zhong, Genhai Zhu
  • Publication number: 20190387749
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for controlling pests are provided. The methods involve transforming organisms with a nucleic acid sequence encoding an insecticidal protein. In particular, the nucleic acid sequences are useful for preparing plants and microorganisms that possess insecticidal activity. Thus, transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, plant tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions are insecticidal nucleic acids and proteins of bacterial species. The sequences find use in the construction of expression vectors for subsequent transformation into organisms of interest including plants, as probes for the isolation of other homologous (or partially homologous) genes. The pesticidal proteins find use in controlling, inhibiting growth or killing Lepidopteran, Coleopteran, Dipteran, fungal, Hemipteran and nematode pest populations and for producing compositions with insecticidal activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: STEVEN D. GRUVER, HEATHER KOZY, JESSICA O'REAR, BARBARA ROSEN, UTE SCHELLENBERGER, JUN-ZHI WEI, WEIPING XIE, XIAOHONG ZHONG, GENHAI ZHU
  • Patent number: 10457957
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for controlling pests are provided. The methods involve transforming organisms with a nucleic acid sequence encoding an insecticidal protein. In particular, the nucleic acid sequences are useful for preparing plants and microorganisms that possess insecticidal activity. Thus, transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, plant tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions are isolated insecticidal proteins and nucleic acids. The sequences find use in the construction of expression vectors for subsequent transformation into organisms of interest, as probes for the isolation of other homologous (or partially homologous) genes. The insecticidal proteins find use in controlling or killing lepidopteran, coleopteran, dipteran, fungal, hemipteran, and nematode pest populations and for producing compositions with insecticidal activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED IINTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Andre R Abad, Zhenglin Hou, Lu Liu, Brad Poland, Ute Schellenberger, Ingrid Udranszky, Jimei Wang, Jun-Zhi Wei, Thomas C Wolfe, Weiping Xie, Lan Zhou, Genhai Zhu