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).

  • Publication number: 20160186204
    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: August 14, 2014
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: LU LIU, JESSICA O'REAR, YOUNG JUN PARK, BARBARA ROSEN, UTE SCHELLENBERGER, ERIC SCHEPERS, ZUN-ZHI WEI, WEIPING XIE, NASSER YALPANI, XIAOHONG ZHONG, GENHAI ZHU
  • Publication number: 20160031949
    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: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    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
  • Patent number: 9139843
    Abstract: The invention provides novel ?-endotoxin polypeptides, and variants and fragments thereof, obtained from Bacillus thuringiensis having pesticidal activity against nematodes. Particular embodiments of the invention provide isolated nucleic acids encoding pesticidal proteins, biopesticide compositions, expression cassettes, and transformed microorganisms and plants comprising a nucleic acid of the invention. These compositions find use in methods for controlling pests, especially plant parasitic nematodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: PIONEER HI BRED INTERNATIONAL INC
    Inventors: Ute Schellenberger, Jun-Zhi Wei, Genhai Zhu
  • Publication number: 20150259702
    Abstract: The invention provides nucleic acids, and variants and fragments thereof, obtained from strains of Bacillus thuringiensis encoding polypeptides having pesticidal activity against insect pests including, but not limited to, insect pests belonging to the orders Coleoptera and Lepidoptera. Particular embodiments of the invention provide isolated nucleic acids encoding pesticidal proteins, pesticidal compositions, polynucleotide constructs, and transformed microorganisms and plants comprising a nucleic acid of the embodiments. These compositions find use in methods for controlling pests, especially plant pests.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Inventors: Takashi Yamamoto, Michi Izumi Willcoxon, Lu Liu, Ute Schellenberger, Eric Schepers, Yi Zheng
  • Publication number: 20140283208
    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: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL
    Inventors: Andre R Abad, Zhenglin Hou, Lu Liu, Brad Poland, Ute Schellenberger, Ingrid Udransky, Jimei Wang, Jun-Zhi Wei, Thomas C. Wolfe, Lan Zhou, Zhu Genhai, Weiping Xie
  • Patent number: 8637739
    Abstract: The invention provides novel polypeptides, and variants and fragments thereof, having pesticidal activity against nematodes. Particular embodiments of the invention provide isolated nucleic acids encoding pesticidal proteins, biopesticide compositions, expression cassettes, and transformed microorganisms and plants comprising a nucleic acid of the invention. These compositions find use in methods for controlling pests, especially plant parasitic nematodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi Bred International Inc
    Inventors: Steven D. Gruver, Lu Liu, Ute Schellenberger, Jun-Zhi Wei, Wieping Xie, Genhai Zhu
  • Publication number: 20140007292
    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 11, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: 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 A. Udranszky, Jun-Zhi Wei, Genhai Zhu
  • Publication number: 20130031667
    Abstract: The invention provides novel polypeptides, and variants and fragments thereof, having pesticidal activity against nematodes. Particular embodiments of the invention provide isolated nucleic acids encoding pesticidal proteins, biopesticide compositions, expression cassettes, and transformed microorganisms and plants comprising a nucleic acid of the invention. These compositions find use in methods for controlling pests, especially plant parasitic nematodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC
    Inventors: Steven D. Gruver, Lu Liu, Ute Schellenberger, Jun-Zhi Wei, Wieping Xie, Genhai Zhu
  • Publication number: 20120304337
    Abstract: The invention provides novel ?-endotoxin polypeptides, and variants and fragments thereof, obtained from Bacillus thuringiensis having pesticidal activity against nematodes. Particular embodiments of the invention provide isolated nucleic acids encoding pesticidal proteins, biopesticide compositions, expression cassettes, and transformed microorganisms and plants comprising a nucleic acid of the invention. These compositions find use in methods for controlling pests, especially plant parasitic nematodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventors: Ute Schellenberger, Jun-Zhi Wei, Genhai Zhu
  • Publication number: 20090215182
    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: February 27, 2008
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Inventors: Ute Schellenberger, Eric E. Niederkofler, Urban A. Kiernan, Jessica O'Rear, Randall W. Nelson
  • Publication number: 20080312152
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to glycosylated proBNP and pharmaceutical compositions thereof. The present invention also relates to novel assays for measuring the total natriuretic activity that is present in a clinical blood sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2006
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Inventors: N. Stephen Pollitt, Rodney A. Jue, Andrew A. Protter, Jessica O"Rear, Andrew Guzzetta, Ute Schellenberger
  • Publication number: 20050119165
    Abstract: This invention concerns novel vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) dimers, compositions containing such dimers, processes for making such dimers, and methods for the treatment of various diseases by administering such dimers or compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2004
    Publication date: June 2, 2005
    Applicant: Scios, Inc.
    Inventors: Rodney Jue, Ute Schellenberger, Peter Stathis, Peter Adriaenssens, Judith Abraham, Patricia Baldwin, N. Pollitt
  • Publication number: 20040241800
    Abstract: This invention concerns novel vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) dimers, compositions containing such dimers, processes for making such dimers, and methods for the treatment of various diseases by administering such dimers or compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2003
    Publication date: December 2, 2004
    Inventors: Rodney Alan Jue, Ute Schellenberger, Peter A. Stathis, Peter Isadore Adriaenssens, Judith A. Abraham, Patricia Ann Baldwin, N. Stephen Pollitt