Plant, Seedling, Plant Seed, Or Plant Part, Per Se Patents (Class 800/295)
  • Patent number: 10570384
    Abstract: The present invention relates to isolated polypeptides having xylanase activity and polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides. The invention also relates to nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the polynucleotides as well as methods of producing and using the polypeptides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Novozymes, Inc.
    Inventor: Nikolaj Spodsberg
  • Patent number: 10501750
    Abstract: Provided are isolated polynucleotides at least 80% identical to SEQ ID NOs: 1-479, 813-5173, 8511, 8513, 8515, 8517, 8519, 8521, 8523, 9096-9141 and 9142; and isolated polypeptides at least 80% homologous to an amino acid sequence selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NOs: 624, 480-623, 625-812, 5174-7015, 7017-7021, 7024, 7026-8510, 8512, 8514, 8516, 8518, 8520, 8522, 8524, 9143-9177, such as the polypeptides set forth in SEQ ID NO:480-812, 5174-8510, 8512, 8514, 8516, 8518, 8520, 8522, 8524, and 9143-9177, nucleic acid constructs comprising same, transgenic cells and plants expressing same and methods of using same for increasing yield, biomass, growth rate, vigor, oil content, fiber yield, fiber quality, nitrogen use efficiency, and/or abiotic stress tolerance of a plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Evogene Ltd.
    Inventors: Limor Poraty-Gavra, Eyal Emmanuel, Hagai Karchi
  • Patent number: 10470426
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the seeds, plants and plant parts thereof of alfalfa variety CW 104014, and to methods for producing progeny of alfalfa variety CW 104014 by crossing alfalfa variety CW 104014 with another alfalfa plant. The disclosure also relates to methods for producing an alfalfa plant derivative of alfalfa variety CW 104014, containing in its genetic material one or more transgenes introduced into alfalfa variety CW 104014, and to the transgenic alfalfa plants and plant parts produced by those methods. The disclosure also relates to alfalfa varieties or breeding varieties, and plant parts derived from alfalfa variety CW 104014.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Alforex Seeds LLC
    Inventors: David W. Johnson, Mark E. Darling, Tracy A. Engh
  • Patent number: 10470427
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the seeds, plants and plant parts thereof of alfalfa variety CW A113005, and to methods for producing progeny of alfalfa variety CW A113005 by crossing alfalfa variety CW A113005 with another alfalfa plant. The disclosure also relates to methods for producing an alfalfa plant derivative of alfalfa variety CW A113005, containing in its genetic material one or more transgenes introduced into alfalfa variety CW A113005, and to the transgenic alfalfa plants and plant parts produced by those methods. The disclosure also relates to alfalfa varieties or breeding varieties, and plant parts derived from alfalfa variety CW A113005.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Alforex Seeds LLC
    Inventors: David W. Johnson, Mark E. Darling, Tracy A. Engh
  • Patent number: 10420314
    Abstract: Disclosed are alfalfa varieties with low or reduced lignin content, including an alfalfa seed designated CW 096043 deposited as ATCC Accession Number PTA-122473, an alfalfa seed designated CW 103009 deposited as ATCC Accession Number PTA-122475, an alfalfa seed designated CW 099079 deposited as ATCC Accession Number PTA-122474, an alfalfa seed designated CW 090075 deposited as ATCC Accession Number PTA-122471, an alfalfa seed designated CW 054004 deposited as ATCC Accession Number PTA-122470, an alfalfa seed designated CW 093009 deposited as ATCC Accession Number PTA-122472, and an alfalfa seed designated CW 104015 deposited as ATCC Accession Number PTA-122476.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: ALFOREX SEEDS LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan M. Reich, David W. Johnson, Mark E. Darling, Tracy A. Engh
  • Patent number: 10325673
    Abstract: A method of creating a biological aging clock for a subject can include: (a) receiving a transcriptome signature derived from a tissue or organ of the subject; (b) creating input vectors based on the transcriptome signature; (c) inputting the input vectors into a machine learning platform; (d) generating a predicted biological aging clock of the tissue or organ based on the input vectors by the machine learning platform, wherein the biological aging clock is specific to the tissue or organ; and (e) preparing a report that includes the biological aging clock that identifies a predicted biological age of the tissue or organ.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Insilico Medicine, Inc.
    Inventors: Aleksandr M. Aliper, Evgenii Putin, Aleksandrs Zavoronkovs
  • Patent number: 10258002
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of spinach breeding, in particular to a new dominant resistance gene, designated RPF12, which confers resistance against all races of Peronospora farinosa and to spinach plants comprising said gene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: NUNHEMS B.V.
    Inventors: Jan Ane Dijkstra, Rob Raedts
  • Patent number: 10258001
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of spinach breeding, in particular to a new dominant resistance gene, designated RPF11, which confers resistance against races 7 to 14 of Peronospora farinosa and to spinach plants comprising said gene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: NUNHEMS B.V.
    Inventors: Jan Ane Dijkstra, Rob Raedts
  • Patent number: 10154644
    Abstract: Disclosed are alfalfa varieties with low or reduced lignin content, including an alfalfa seed designated CW 096043 deposited as ATCC Accession Number PTA-122473, an alfalfa seed designated CW 103009 deposited as ATCC Accession Number PTA-122475, an alfalfa seed designated CW 099079 deposited as ATCC Accession Number PTA-122474, an alfalfa seed designated CW 090075 deposited as ATCC Accession Number PTA-122471, an alfalfa seed designated CW 054004 deposited as ATCC Accession Number PTA-122470, an alfalfa seed designated CW 093009 deposited as ATCC Accession Number PTA-122472, and an alfalfa seed designated CW 104015 deposited as ATCC Accession Number PTA-122476.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Alforex Seeds LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan M. Reich, David W. Johnson, Mark E. Darling, Tracy A. Engh
  • Patent number: 10138490
    Abstract: The present invention relates to transformed plants, in particular transformed plants producing larger amounts of plastoquinones, tocotrienols and tocopherols than non-transformed identical plants. This invention also relates to a method for producing these plants, and to a method for cultivating these plants. The plants according to the invention also have the property of being tolerant to herbicides that are inhibitors of the p-hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase enzyme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventors: Michel Matringe, Pascal Rippert, Manuel Dubald, Renaud Dumas
  • Patent number: 10021853
    Abstract: A novel alfalfa variety designated 54VR10 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof. Methods for producing an alfalfa plant that comprise crossing alfalfa variety 54VR10 with another alfalfa plant. Methods for producing an alfalfa plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into 54VR10 through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the alfalfa seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. Alfalfa seed, plant or plant part produced by crossing alfalfa variety 54VR10 or a trait conversion of 54VR10 with another alfalfa plant or population. Alfalfa populations derived from alfalfa variety 54VR10, methods for producing other alfalfa populations derived from alfalfa variety 54VR10 and the alfalfa populations and their parts derived by the use of those methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: David R Mickelson, David J Miller, Debra Kleinheinz Sharpee, Mark A Smith, Lonnie Joseph Voelz
  • Patent number: 10011849
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are nucleic acid-guided nucleases, guide nucleic acids, and targetable nuclease systems, and methods of use. Disclosed herein are engineered non-naturally occurring nucleic acid-guided nucleases, guide nucleic acids, and targetable nuclease systems, and methods of use. Targetable nuclease systems can be used to edit genetic targets, including recursive genetic engineering and trackable genetic engineering methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Inscripta, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan T. Gill, Andrew Garst, Tanya Elizabeth Warnecke Lipscomb
  • Patent number: 9968058
    Abstract: A novel alfalfa variety designated 55VR08 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof. Methods for producing an alfalfa plant that comprise crossing alfalfa variety 55VR08 with another alfalfa plant. Methods for producing an alfalfa plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into 55VR08 through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the alfalfa seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. Alfalfa seed, plant or plant part produced by crossing alfalfa variety 55VR08 or a trait conversion of 55VR08 with another alfalfa plant or population. Alfalfa populations derived from alfalfa variety 55VR08, methods for producing other alfalfa populations derived from alfalfa variety 55VR08 and the alfalfa populations and their parts derived by the use of those methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: David R Mickelson, David J Miller, Debra Kleinheinz Sharpee, Mark A Smith
  • Patent number: 9949452
    Abstract: Disclosed are alfalfa varieties with low or reduced lignin content, including an alfalfa seed designated CW 096043 deposited as ATCC Accession Number PTA-122473, an alfalfa seed designated CW 103009 deposited as ATCC Accession Number PTA-122475, an alfalfa seed designated CW 099079 deposited as ATCC Accession Number PTA-122474, an alfalfa seed designated CW 090075 deposited as ATCC Accession Number PTA-122471, an alfalfa seed designated CW 054004 deposited as ATCC Accession Number PTA-122470, an alfalfa seed designated CW 093009 deposited as ATCC Accession Number PTA-122472, and an alfalfa seed designated CW 104015 deposited as ATCC Accession Number PTA-122476.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Alforex Seeds LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan M. Reich, David W. Johnson, Mark E. Darling, Tracy A. Engh
  • Patent number: 9943059
    Abstract: A novel alfalfa variety designated 54VR70 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof. Methods for producing an alfalfa plant that comprise crossing alfalfa variety 54VR70 with another alfalfa plant. Methods for producing an alfalfa plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into 54VR70 through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the alfalfa seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. Alfalfa seed, plant or plant part produced by crossing alfalfa variety 54VR70 or a trait conversion of 54VR70 with another alfalfa plant or population. Alfalfa populations derived from alfalfa variety 54VR70, methods for producing other alfalfa populations derived from alfalfa variety 54VR70 and the alfalfa populations and their parts derived by the use of those methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Suresh Bhamidimarri, David J. Miller, Mark A Smith, Lonnie Joseph Voelz
  • Patent number: 9901065
    Abstract: The present invention relates to Euphorbia interspecific hybrid plants and methods for making the same. In particular, the invention relates to developing diploid, triploid and tetraploid interspecific hybrid plants derived from crosses between Euphorbia pulcherrima and F1 hybrids of Euphorbia pulcherrimaƗEuphorbia cornastra. In addition to providing the diploid, triploid and tetraploid interspecific hybrid plants and plant parts, the invention provides methods for making triploid interspecific hybrid plants with non-functional small cyathia and methods for making tetraploid interspecific hybrid plants with non-functional small cyathia and red bracts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: BONZA BOTANICALS PTY LTD
    Inventor: Andrew Bernuetz
  • Patent number: 9877446
    Abstract: A novel alfalfa variety designated 54Q14 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof. Methods for producing an alfalfa plant that comprise crossing alfalfa variety 54Q14 with another alfalfa plant. Methods for producing an alfalfa plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into 54Q14 through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the alfalfa seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. Alfalfa seeds, plants or plant parts produced by crossing alfalfa variety 54Q14 or a trait conversion of 54Q14 with another alfalfa plant or population. Alfalfa populations derived from alfalfa variety 54Q14, methods for producing other alfalfa populations derived from alfalfa variety 54Q14 and the alfalfa populations and their parts derived by the use of those methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: S&W Seed Company
    Inventors: Mark A. Smith, Lonnie J. Voelz, David Mickelson, David J. Miller
  • Patent number: 9814191
    Abstract: A novel alfalfa variety designated 55Q28 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof. Methods for producing an alfalfa plant that comprise crossing alfalfa variety 55Q28 with another alfalfa plant. Methods for producing an alfalfa plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into 55Q28 through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the alfalfa seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. Alfalfa seeds, plants, or plant parts produced by crossing alfalfa variety 55Q28, or a trait conversion of 55Q28, with another alfalfa plant or population. Alfalfa populations derived from alfalfa variety 55Q28, methods for producing other alfalfa populations derived from alfalfa variety 55Q28 and the alfalfa populations and their parts derived by the use of those methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: S&W Seed Company
    Inventors: Mark A. Smith, David Mickelson, Lonnie J. Voelz, David J. Miller
  • Patent number: 9763405
    Abstract: A novel alfalfa variety designated 55VR06 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof. Methods for producing an alfalfa plant that comprise crossing alfalfa variety 55VR06 with another alfalfa plant. Methods for producing an alfalfa plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into 55VR06 through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the alfalfa seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. Alfalfa seed, plant or plant part produced by crossing alfalfa variety 55VR06 or a trait conversion of 55VR06 with another alfalfa plant or population. Alfalfa populations derived from alfalfa variety 55VR06, methods for producing other alfalfa populations derived from alfalfa variety 55VR06 and the alfalfa populations and their parts derived by the use of those methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: David R Mickelson, David J Miller, Mark Smith
  • Patent number: 9648826
    Abstract: Disclosed are alfalfa varieties with low or reduced lignin content, including an alfalfa seed designated CW 096043 deposited as ATCC Accession Number PTA-122473, an alfalfa seed designated CW 103009 deposited as ATCC Accession Number PTA-122475, an alfalfa seed designated CW 099079 deposited as ATCC Accession Number PTA-122474, an alfalfa seed designated CW 090075 deposited as ATCC Accession Number PTA-122471, an alfalfa seed designated CW 054004 deposited as ATCC Accession Number PTA-122470, an alfalfa seed designated CW 093009 deposited as ATCC Accession Number PTA-122472, and an alfalfa seed designated CW 104015 deposited as ATCC Accession Number PTA-122476.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Alforex Seeds LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan M. Reich, David W. Johnson, Mark E. Darling, Tracy A. Engh
  • Patent number: 9637752
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel regulatory elements for use in plants. The present invention also provides DNA constructs containing these novel regulatory elements; transgenic cells, plants, and seeds containing these novel regulatory elements; and methods for preparing and using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Stanislaw Flasinski, Charles R. Dietrich
  • Patent number: 9585350
    Abstract: A novel alfalfa variety designated SW5213 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof. Methods for producing an alfalfa plant that comprise crossing alfalfa variety SW5213 with another alfalfa plant. Methods for producing an alfalfa plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into SW5213 through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the alfalfa seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. Alfalfa seeds, plants, or plant parts produced by crossing alfalfa variety SW5213, or a trait conversion of SW5213, with another alfalfa plant or population. Alfalfa populations derived from alfalfa variety SW5213, methods for producing other alfalfa populations derived from alfalfa variety SW5213 and the alfalfa populations and their parts derived by the use of those methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: S&W Seed Company
    Inventors: Mark A. Smith, David Mickelson, Suresh Bhamidimarri, David J. Miller
  • Patent number: 9485954
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of plant breeding and more particular to the development of a spinach plant that expresses a new resistance pattern against downy mildew (Peronospora farinosa f. sp. Spinaciae) strains Pf1-Pf12 and isolate PfsUA441), methods and compositions relating to plants, progeny, seeds and derivatives thereof and plants, progeny, seeds and derivatives thereof having all the morphological, physiological and/or genetic characteristics thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: RIJK ZWAAN ZAADTEELT EN ZAADHANDEL B.V.
    Inventor: Jan Hugo den Braber
  • Patent number: 9456579
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a Spinacia oleracea seed designated 51-337 RZ, which exhibits very slow bolting, dark green semi-savoy leaves, and resistance to downy mildew (Peronospora farinosa f.sp. spinaciae) races Pfs1 to Pfs10 and intermediate resistance to races Pfs 11 and 12. The present invention also relates to a Spinacia oleracea plant produced by growing the 51-337 RZ seed. The invention further relates to methods for producing the spinach cultivar, represented by spinach variety 51-337 RZ.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: RIJK ZWAAN ZAADTEELT EN ZAADHANDEL B.V.
    Inventors: Jan Hugo den Braber, Johannes Petrus Antonius Jansen
  • Patent number: 9456578
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the development of a spinach plant exhibiting a combination of traits which may include resistance against downy mildew (Peronospora farinosa f. sp. Spinaciae) strains Pf1-Pf13, and arrow-shaped prime market stage leaves, methods and compositions relating to plants, progeny, seeds and derivatives thereof and plants, progeny, seeds and derivatives thereof having all the morphological, physiological and/or genetic characteristics thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: RIJK ZWAAN ZAADTEELT EN ZAADHANDEL B.V.
    Inventor: Jan Hugo den Braber
  • Patent number: 9441217
    Abstract: Isolated polynucleotides and polypeptides and recombinant DNA constructs of plastidial sugar epimerases useful for conferring improved agronomic performance including yield and drought are disclosed. Compositions (such as plants or seeds) having these recombinant DNA constructs, and methods utilizing these recombinant DNA constructs are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: INSTITUTE OF GENETICS AND DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY
    Inventors: Chengcai Chu, Chunlai Li
  • Patent number: 9422571
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for improving the kernel productivity of a maize plant, wherein said method comprises overexpressing in said plant at least one glutamine synthetase isoenzyme, in order to increase the number and/or size of kernels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Genoplante-Valor
    Inventors: Bertrand Hirel, Pascual Perez
  • 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: 9332775
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the development of a spinach plant that expresses a new resistance pattern against downy mildew (Peronospora farinosa f. sp. spinaciae) strains Pf1-Pf13, methods and compositions relating to plants, progeny, seeds and derivatives thereof and plants, progeny, seeds and derivatives thereof having all the morphological, physiological and/or genetic characteristics thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: RIJK ZWAAN ZAADTEELT EN ZAADHANDEL B.V.
    Inventor: Jan Hugo den Braber
  • Patent number: 9332724
    Abstract: Spinach, parts thereof, and the making and use thereof, including with respect to the inbred spinach line called SP6111 are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: RIJK ZWAAN ZAADTEELT EN ZAADHANDEL B.V.
    Inventor: Jan Hugo den Braber
  • Patent number: 9284569
    Abstract: Real-time monitoring of plant or environmental conditions is solved by Autoluminescent Phytosensor Plants (ALPS) disclosed herein that emit light in response to a specified stimulus or condition, which light emission is detected or measured by a sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Bioglow, LLC
    Inventor: Alexander Krichevsky
  • Patent number: 9265275
    Abstract: Spinach, parts thereof, and the making and use thereof, including with respect to the inbred spinach line called SP6504 are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: RIJK ZWAAN ZAADTEELT EN ZAADHANDEL B.V.
    Inventor: Jan Hugo den Braber
  • Patent number: 9243257
    Abstract: Provided is a peptide which is capable of repressing transcription in a plant and which can be used in the CRES-T (a simple and widely applicable means for repressing gene transcription). Also provided is a gene encoding the peptide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Masaru Takagi, Miho Ikeda
  • Patent number: 9167795
    Abstract: Non-dehiscent sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) (IND) designated Sesaco 38 (S38) is herein disclosed. Its degree of shatter resistance, or seed retention, makes S38 suitable for mechanized harvesting and for selection for sesame crop growth in most geographical locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Sesaco Corporation
    Inventor: Derald Ray Langham
  • Patent number: 9157092
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to the field of molecular biology and concerns a method for enhancing various economically important yield-related traits in plants. More specifically, the present invention concerns a method for enhancing yield-related traits in plants by modulating expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding a CLC-like (Chloride Channel-like) polypeptide, or an OsBURP-like (BURP-domain containing protein) polypeptide, or an AP2/ERF polypeptide or a protein fusion comprising a TPS (trehalose-6-phosphate synthase) and a TPP (trehalose-6-phosphate phosphatase) polypeptide or modulating one or more nucleic acid encoding a TPS and a TPP enzyme, whether comprised in the same or in separate molecules. The present invention also concerns plants having modulated expression of a nucleic acids and constructs comprising them, useful in performing the methods of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignees: BASF Plant Science Company GmbH, Crop Functional Genomics Center
    Inventor: Ana Isabel Sanz Molinero
  • Patent number: 9144220
    Abstract: Non-dehiscent sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) (IND) designated Sesaco 37 (S37) is herein disclosed. Its degree of shatter resistance, or seed retention, makes S37 suitable for mechanized harvesting and for selection for sesame crop growth in most geographical locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: SESACO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Derald Ray Langham
  • Patent number: 9125372
    Abstract: Non-dehiscent sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) (IND) designated Sesaco 39 (S39) is herein disclosed. Its degree of shatter resistance, or seed retention, makes S39 suitable for mechanized harvesting and for selection for sesame crop growth in many geographical locations. S39 is very well suited for South Texas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Sesaco Corporation
    Inventor: Derald Ray Langham
  • Patent number: 9045786
    Abstract: This invention is intended to search for a transcription regulator having a novel function of improving the amount of substances produced per individual plant and to enhance such properties in a plant. A chimeric protein resulting from the fusion of a transcription factor belonging a transcription factor family that includes a transcription factor comprising the amino acid sequence as shown in SEQ ID NO: 4 with the repressor domain is expressed in a plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Chikara Ohto, Hiroshi Chatani, Satoshi Kondo, Norihiro Mitsukawa, Nobuhiko Muramoto, Masaru Takagi, Kyoko Matsui
  • Patent number: 9040782
    Abstract: A novel soybean variety, designated XB47X13 is provided. Also provided are the seeds of soybean variety XB47X13, cells from soybean variety XB47X13, plants of soybean XB47X13, and plant parts of soybean variety XB47X13. Methods provided include producing a soybean plant by crossing soybean variety XB47X13 with another soybean plant, methods for introgressing a transgenic trait, a mutant trait, and/or a native trait into soybean variety XB47X13, methods for producing other soybean varieties or plant parts derived from soybean variety XB47X13, and methods of characterizing soybean variety XB47X13. Soybean seed, cells, plants, germplasm, breeding lines, varieties, and plant parts produced by these methods and/or derived from soybean variety XB47X13 are further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Les Charles Kuhlman, Jeffrey A. Thompson
  • Patent number: 9035157
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated PH18PF and seed, plants and plant parts thereof. Methods for producing a maize plant that comprise crossing maize variety PH18PF with another maize plant. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into PH18PF through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. Hybrid maize seed, plant or plant part produced by crossing the variety PH18PF or a locus conversion of PH18PF with another maize variety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi Bred International Inc
    Inventor: Jay Robert Hotchkiss
  • Patent number: 9035152
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated PH1M0H and seed, plants and plant parts thereof. Methods for producing a maize plant that comprise crossing maize variety PH1M0H with another maize plant. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into PH1M0H through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. Hybrid maize seed, plant or plant part produced by crossing the variety PH1M0H or a locus conversion of PH1M0H with another maize variety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi Bred International Inc
    Inventors: Martina Susanne Klein, Bernhard Rietmann
  • Patent number: 9035159
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated X130721 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof, produced by crossing Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. proprietary inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant that comprises crossing hybrid maize variety X130721 with another maize plant. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X130721 through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. This invention relates to the maize variety X130721, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X130721. This invention further relates to methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X130721.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: PIONEER HI BRED INTERNATIONAL INC
    Inventors: Gary Edward Henke, Andrew Jon Ross
  • Patent number: 9035151
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated PH18WR and seed, plants and plant parts thereof. Methods for producing a maize plant that comprise crossing maize variety PH18WR with another maize plant. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into PH18WR through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. Hybrid maize seed, plant or plant part produced by crossing the variety PH18WR or a locus conversion of PH18WR with another maize variety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi Bred International Inc
    Inventor: Gustavo Marcelo Garcia
  • Patent number: 9037298
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel techniques for controlling the output of a distillation sub-process by controlling, using model predictive control, the temperature of steam used in the distillation sub-process, wherein the steam is generated in a milling and cooking sub-process. In particular, the present techniques are presented in the context of biofuel production, wherein the temperature of a cook tube generated in a milling and cooking sub-process may be controlled to optimize the energy utilization in the ethanol/water separation of a side stripper column, which uses the cook flash steam as an energy source. However, the present techniques may also be applied to other suitable applications, such as liquor processing, where steam generated in a different process may be used in a distillation process to help separate water from the liquor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Maina A. Macharia, Michael E. Tay
  • Patent number: 9029666
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated PH1DGK and seed, plants and plant parts thereof. Methods for producing a maize plant that comprise crossing maize variety PH1DGK with another maize plant. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into PH1DGK through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. Hybrid maize seed, plant or plant part produced by crossing the variety PH1DGK or a locus conversion of PH1DGK with another maize variety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi Bred International Inc
    Inventors: Lori Lisa Carrigan, Stephen Joseph Szalma
  • Patent number: 9029645
    Abstract: A novel soybean variety, designated XBP16004 is provided. Also provided are the seeds of soybean variety XBP16004, cells from soybean variety XBP16004, plants of soybean XBP16004, and plant parts of soybean variety XBP16004. Methods provided include producing a soybean plant by crossing soybean variety XBP16004 with another soybean plant, methods for introgressing a transgenic trait, a mutant trait, and/or a native trait into soybean variety XBP16004, methods for producing other soybean varieties or plant parts derived from soybean variety XBP16004, and methods of characterizing soybean variety XBP16004. Soybean seed, cells, plants, germplasm, breeding lines, varieties, and plant parts produced by these methods and/or derived from soybean variety XBP16004 are further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley R. Hedges, Kari Greason, Donald Kyle, Paul A. Stephens
  • Patent number: 9029667
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated PH1MRH and seed, plants and plant parts thereof. Methods for producing a maize plant that comprise crossing maize variety PH1MRH with another maize plant. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into PH1MRH through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. Hybrid maize seed, plant or plant part produced by crossing the variety PH1MRH or a locus conversion of PH1MRH with another maize variety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi Bred International Inc
    Inventors: Gustavo Marcelo Garcia, Di Johann Fangl
  • Patent number: 9029637
    Abstract: The present invention relates to nucleic acid molecules corresponding to regulatory portions of genes whose expression is predominant in cambium and/or xylem. The invention also relates to compositions and methods of using the same to regulate the expression, in a cambium/xylem-preferred manner, of genes and/or any kind of nucleotide sequences in a plant. Nucleic acid molecules and its compositions include novel nucleotide sequences for cambium/xylem-preferred promoters identified and isolated from poplar (Populus spp). Methods for expressing genes and/or any kind of nucleotide sequences in a plant using the promoter sequences disclosed herein are provided. The methods comprise stably incorporating into the genome of a plant cell a nucleotide sequence operably linked to a cambium/xylem-preferred promoter of the present invention and regenerating a stably transformed plant that expresses the nucleotide sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Fibria Celulose S.A.
    Inventors: Fabio Papes, Isabel Rodrigues Gerhardt, Paulo Arruda
  • Patent number: 9029668
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated PH188P and seed, plants and plant parts thereof. Methods for producing a maize plant that comprise crossing maize variety PH188P with another maize plant. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into PH188P through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby. Hybrid maize seed, plant or plant part produced by crossing the variety PH188P or a locus conversion of PH188P with another maize variety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi Bred International Inc
    Inventor: Pierre Desbons
  • Patent number: 9024131
    Abstract: A novel soybean variety, designated XB47H13 is provided. Also provided are the seeds of soybean variety XB47H13, cells from soybean variety XB47H13, plants of soybean XB47H13, and plant parts of soybean variety XB47H13. Methods provided include producing a soybean plant by crossing soybean variety XB47H13 with another soybean plant, methods for introgressing a transgenic trait, a mutant trait, and/or a native trait into soybean variety XB47H13, methods for producing other soybean varieties or plant parts derived from soybean variety XB47H13, and methods of characterizing soybean variety XB47H13. Soybean seed, cells, plants, germplasm, breeding lines, varieties, and plant parts produced by these methods and/or derived from soybean variety XB47H13 are further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas C. Corbin