Higher Plant, Seedling, Plant Seed, Or Plant Part (i.e., Angiosperms Or Gymnosperms) Patents (Class 800/298)
  • Patent number: 10435700
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a number of sequences involved in axillary bud growth in tobacco, methods of using such sequences, tobacco plants carrying modifications to such sequences or transgenes of such sequences, and tobacco products made from tobacco leaf harvested from such plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES LLC
    Inventors: Chengalrayan Kudithipudi, Yanxin Shen, Dongmei Xu, Jesse Frederick, Jaemo Yang
  • Patent number: 10415046
    Abstract: The present invention claims methods for the stable integration of exogenous DNA into a specific locus, E32, in the maize genome through the use of zinc finger nucleases. Maize plants and plant parts that were transformed by the methods of the invention are claimed. The invention is useful for creating desirable traits such as herbicide resistance, herbicide tolerance, insect resistance, insect tolerance, disease resistance, disease tolerance, stress tolerance, and stress resistance in maize The E32 locus represents a superior site for inserting foreign genes because native agronomic phenotypes are not disturbed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: W. Michael Ainley, James W. Bing, David R. Corbin, Steven L. Evans, Joseph F. Petolino, Lakshmi Sastry-Dent, Steven A. Thompson, Steven R. Webb, Mary E. Welter, Ning Zhou
  • Patent number: 10415052
    Abstract: The present invention provides an expression cassette comprising a polynucleotide that encodes a protein that diverts a monolignol precursor from a lignin biosynthesis pathway in the plant, which is operably linked to a heterologous promoter. Also provided are methods of engineering a plant having reduced lignin content, as well as plant cells, plant parts, and plant tissues from such engineered plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Dominique Loque, Aymerick Eudes
  • Patent number: 10414807
    Abstract: A polynucleotide having at least 80% sequence identity with the full-length nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1 and substantially identical polynucleotides; an isolated polypeptide having at least 80% sequence identity with the full-length amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2 and substantially identical polypeptides; and polynucleotides encoding the Ha WRKY76 polypeptide and substantially identical polypeptides are described. Also described are vectors and recombinant expression cassettes containing the c DNA polynucleotide, a polynucleotide encoding the Ha WRKY76 polypeptide, or substantially identical polynucleotides. Transgenic plants containing such expression cassettes, related methods and uses are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignees: CONSEJO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS Y TECNICAS, UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DEL LITORAL
    Inventors: Jesica Raineri, Raquel Lia Chan, Jorge Giacomelli
  • Patent number: 10415049
    Abstract: Provided are constructs and methods for expressing a transgene in plant cells and/or plant tissues using gene regulatory elements obtained from Brassica napus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Holly Jean Butler, Scott Alan Bevan, Cory M. Larsen, William Moskal, Delkin Orlando Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 10392628
    Abstract: Provided are constructs and methods for expressing a transgene in plant cells and/or plant tissues using gene regulatory elements obtained from Brassica napus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Holly Jean Butler, Scott Alan Bevan, Cory M. Larsen, William Moskal, Delkin Orlando Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 10357013
    Abstract: The invention relates to the alfalfa variety designated 412W201. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the alfalfa variety 412W201. Also provided by the invention are tissue cultures of the alfalfa variety 412W201 and the plants regenerated therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing alfalfa plants by crossing the alfalfa variety 412W201 with itself or another alfalfa variety and plants produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Forage Genetics International, LLC
    Inventors: Peter Reisen, Mark McCaslin
  • Patent number: 10351867
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to recombinant proteins that induce epigenetic gene silencing and to methods of using such proteins for reducing the expression of genes in plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Steve E. Jacobsen, Javier Gallego-Bartolomé
  • Patent number: 10308948
    Abstract: A method of increasing expression of a product encoded by a nucleic acid molecule is provided where in one embodiment multiple plant transcription units comprising a promoter and the nucleic acid molecule are provided. In another embodiment multiple plant transcription units are provided where each promoter is different from the other. In an embodiment the multiple plant transcription units may comprise two, three, four or more plant transcription units. In another embodiment the promoter may be selected from an embryo promoter. Another embodiment provides the promoter may be a globulin promoter. A further embodiment provides the product encoded may be selected from hepatitis b, aprotinin, or a cellulase. Still further embodiments provide the product may be selected from the cellulases E1 and CBH1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Applied Biotechnology Institute, Inc.
    Inventors: John Howard, Erin Egelkrout, Celine Hayden
  • Patent number: 10306893
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to the use of synergistic amounts of Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. aizawai, Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. kurstaki and chlorantraniliprole for the control of diamondback moth, beet armyworm, sugarcane borer, soybean looper, corn earworm, cabbage looper and southwestern corn borer, wherein the ratio of Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. kurstaki to Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. aizawai is from about 1:0.47 to about 1:0.92, and the ratio of the total amount of Bacillus thuringiensis to chlorantraniliprole is from about 1:0.0001 to about 1:20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: VALENT BIOSCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: Deanna Branscome, Roger Storey, Russell Eldridge, Emily Brazil, Bala N. Devisetty
  • Patent number: 10306892
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to the use of synergistic amounts of Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. aizawai and chlorantraniliprole for the control of Diamondback Moth, Beet Armyworm, Soybean Looper, Corn Earworm, Cabbage Looper, and Southwestern Corn Borer. Specifically, the synergistic ratio of Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. aizawai to chlorantraniliprole is from about 1:0.00003 to about 1:3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: VALENT BIOSCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: Deanna Branscome, Roger Storey, Russell Eldridge, Emily Brazil
  • Patent number: 10306890
    Abstract: The disclosure provides materials and methods for conferring improved plant traits or benefits on plants. The materials can include a formulation comprising an exogenous endophytic bacterial population, which can be disposed on an exterior surface of a seed or seedling, typically in an amount effective to colonize the plant. The formulations can include at least one member selected from the group consisting of an agriculturally compatible carrier, a tackifier, a microbial stabilizer, a fungicide, an antibacterial agent, an herbicide, a nematicide, an insecticide, a plant growth regulator, a rodenticide, and a nutrient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Birgit Mitter, Milica Pastar, Angela Sessitsch
  • Patent number: 10279000
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for the prevention and treatment of anxiety conditions associated with the use of cannabis are disclosed herein. The medicinal compositions include cannabidiol or cannabidiolic acid and one or more of the following compounds: bergamottin or dihydroxybergamottin, phloretin or a phloretin glycoside, piperine, apigenin or an apigenin glycoside and ursolic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Canopy Growth Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Hetherington, Jason Green
  • Patent number: 10196623
    Abstract: A method of predicting an intein insertion site in a protein that will lead to a switching phenotype is provided. The method includes identifying a plurality of C/T/S sites within the protein; selecting from the plurality of C/T/S/sites those that are ranked 0.75 or higher by a support vector machine, within ten angstroms of the active site of the protein, and at or near a loop-?-sheet junction or a loop-?-helix junction. A method of controlling protein activity and hosts including proteins with controlled activity are also provided. Also, intein modified proteins and plants containing intein modified proteins are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: AGRIVIDA, INC.
    Inventors: Binzhang Shen, Gabor Lazar, Humberto de la Vega, James Apgar, Philip Lessard, R. Michael Raab
  • Patent number: 10182569
    Abstract: A method for cultivating a plant includes applying allantoin to a plant; exposing the plant to a temperature of about 30° C. or more for at least about 60 minutes; and growing the plant in a cultivation medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Sakamoto, Hiroshi Shimada, Shoma Tanaka, Masutoshi Nojiri, Yu Fu, Noriyuki Kizaki, Mitsuaki Kitano
  • Patent number: 10167461
    Abstract: The present invention relates to isolated polypeptides having cellulolytic enhancing activity and isolated 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: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignees: Novozymes, Inc., Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Kirk Schnorr, Randall Kramer
  • Patent number: 10143149
    Abstract: Isolated nucleotide sequences mutated by insertion encoding a truncated sunflower oleate desaturase protein, truncated protein, methods, procedures and uses. The isolated nucleotide sequences comprise an insertion that includes a stop codon, and wherein the sequences encode a truncated sunflower oleate desaturase protein. The truncated sunflower oleate desaturase protein may be for example the sequence shown in SEQ ID No: 1 or SEQ ID No: 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Advanta International BV
    Inventors: Alberto Javier Leon, Andrés Daniel Zambelli, Roberto Juan Reid, Monica Mariel Morata, Marcos Kaspar
  • Patent number: 10125355
    Abstract: By combination of hydrophobic chromatography and strongly basic anion-exchange chromatography, a novel, highly hydrophobic ?-glucosidase was successfully identified from Acremonium cellulolyticus. Further, a gene corresponding to the identified ?-glucosidase was isolated. When multiple modifications were introduced into the base sequence of the gene, the gene was successfully expressed in Trichoderma viride at a high level, and the expression product successfully exhibited a high ?-glucosidase activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: MEIJI SEIKA PHARMA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fumikazu Yokoyama, Kengo Yokoyama, Nobuko Mazuka
  • Patent number: 10106807
    Abstract: The invention provides plants having desirable levels of sugar release and/or lignin synthesis. The invention further provides methods of selecting plants with such desirable levels of sugar release and/or lignin synthesis; methods of genetically modifying plants to modulate lignin synthesis, sugar release, and modulating phenylalanine, tyrosine, tryptophan and flavonoid production; and uses of such plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignees: UT-BATTELLE, LLC, WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Wellington Muchero, Jay Chen, Lee E. Gunter, Sara Jawdy, Gerald A. Tuskan, Anthony Christian Bryan, Stephen Difazio, Hao-Bo Guo
  • Patent number: 10106812
    Abstract: Provided are nucleic acid constructs which comprise a polynucleotide encoding adenosine phosphate-isopentenyltransferase (IPT) operably linked to a stress-related promoter. Also provided are host cells transformed with the nucleic acid constructs, transgenic plants expressing the IPT coding sequence under the transcriptional regulation of a stress-related promoter and methods of using same for increasing abiotic stress tolerance of a plant, and biomass of plants under stress or normal conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Technion Research & Development Foundation Limited
    Inventor: Shimon Gepstein
  • Patent number: 10087459
    Abstract: The present invention provides a polynucleotide which enables the modulation of the seed vigor, and in particular enhances the seed vigor, and more particularly enables the modification of the speed of germination. A plant seed comprising the said polynucleotide is also provided. A method of producing the plant seed, method for improving the germination and vigor of plant seed, transgenic plant and the use of the polynucleotide of the invention for producing plants growing seeds with improved germination and vigor characteristics are also provided. The invention particularly concerns Brassica, more particularly Brassica oleracea.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Syngenta Participations AG
    Inventors: William Edward Finch-Savage, Karl Morris, Guy Cameron Barker, Tonko Gerhard Bruggink, Paul Van Den Wijngaard
  • Patent number: 10087457
    Abstract: A method for producing a plant with enhanced growth is provided including a step of introducing a gene encoding a chimeric myosin XI protein into a host plant so as to transform the host plant. The chimeric myosin XI protein comprises a neck domain, a coiled-coil domain, and a globular tail domain from a myosin XI protein involved in cytoplasmic streaming of a donor plant. The motor domain from a myosin XI protein of a plant belongs to the genus Chara. The motor domain comprises an amino acid sequence specified in the following (a) or (b): (a) the amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO: 1; or (b) an amino acid sequence having 90% or more identity with the amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO: 1. The host plant belongs to the same family as the donor plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: RIKEN
    Inventors: Motoki Tominaga, Kohji Ito
  • Patent number: 10087427
    Abstract: Provided is a polynucleotide encoding a protein that exhibits activity for transferring a sugar to a hydroxyl group at position 7 of a flavone, particularly flavone 4?-glucoside, wherein the polynucleotide is selected from the group consisting of: (a) a polynucleotides comprising the base sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1 or SEQ ID NO: 5; (b) a polynucleotide that hybridizes, under stringent conditions, with a polynucleotide comprising the base sequence complementary to the base sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1 or SEQ ID NO: 5; (c) a polynucleotide encoding a protein comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2 or SEQ ID NO: 6; (d) a polynucleotide encoding a protein comprising an amino acid sequence in which one or more amino acids have been deleted, substituted, inserted, and/or added in the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2 or SEQ ID NO: 6.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Tanaka, Naoko Okitsu, Keisuke Matsui
  • Patent number: 10053715
    Abstract: Recombinant DNA techniques are used to produce oleaginous recombinant cells that produce triglyceride oils having desired fatty acid profiles and regiospecific or stereospecific profiles. Genes manipulated include those encoding stearoyl-ACP desaturase, delta 12 fatty acid desaturase, acyl-ACP thioesterase, ketoacyl-ACP synthase, and lysophosphatidic acid acyltransferase. The oil produced can have enhanced oxidative or thermal stability, or can be useful as a frying oil, shortening, roll-in shortening, tempering fat, cocoa butter replacement, as a lubricant, or as a feedstock for various chemical processes. The fatty acid profile can be enriched in midchain profiles or the oil can be enriched in triglycerides of the saturated-unsaturated-saturated type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Corbion Biotech, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Franklin, Aravind Somanchi, George Rudenko, Riyaz Bhat, Xinhua Zhao, Jeffrey L. Moseley
  • Patent number: 10036024
    Abstract: The invention provides siRNA compositions that specifically downregulates expression of a variant of the PNPLA3 gene and methods of use thereof for treating a chronic liver disease or alcoholic liver disease (ALD).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventors: Wanqing Liu, Yoon Yeo
  • Patent number: 10030046
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides affinity tags, fusion proteins comprising one or more affinity tags, compositions comprising a fusion protein, methods of purifying a protein using an affinity tag, and devices for purifying a protein using an affinity tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: University of Washington
    Inventors: Francois C. Baneyx, Brandon L. Coyle
  • Patent number: 10030250
    Abstract: The present invention relates to vaccines that are made in transgenic soybeans for use in humans, animals of agricultural importance, pets, and wildlife. These vaccines are used as vaccines against viral, bacterial, fungal, parasitic or prion related diseases, cancer antigens, toxins, and autologous or self proteins. The transgenic soybeans of the instant invention also can be used for inducing tolerance to allergens or tolerance to autoimmune antigens, wherein an individual shows hypersensitivity to said allergen or has developed autoimmunity to autologous or self proteins, respectively. The invention also relates to prophylatically treating individuals and/or populations prior to showing hypersensitivity to allergens. Other aspects of the invention include using the transgenic soybeans as an oral contraceptive, and the expression of protein adjuvants in transgenic soybeans.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Inventors: Kenneth John Piller, Kenneth Lee Bost
  • Patent number: 10030246
    Abstract: The Zea mays c.v. B73 Ubiquitin-1 (Z. mays c.v. B73 Ubi-1) promoter drives high levels of constitutive transgene expression in plants. Repeated use of the same Z. mays c.v. B73 Ubi-1 promoter in multi-gene constructs may also lead to gene silencing, thereby making transgenic products less efficacious. Provided are gene regulatory promoter elements, constructs, and methods for expressing a transgene in plant cells and/or plant tissues using gene regulatory elements from the Ubi-1 promoter of a different Z. mays genotype, Z. mays c.v. B104.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Sandeep Kumar, Manju Gupta, Terry R. Wright, Susan M. Jayne, Doug A. Smith, Diaa Alabed
  • Patent number: 10006015
    Abstract: The present invention relates to isolated polypeptides having beta-xylosidase 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: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Novozymes, Inc.
    Inventors: Ye Liu, Lan Tang, Yu Zhang, Junxin Duan
  • Patent number: 10006012
    Abstract: The present invention relates to isolated polypeptides having cellulolytic enhancing activity and isolated 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: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Novozymes, Inc.
    Inventors: Suchindra Maiyuran, Randall Kramer, Paul Harris
  • Patent number: 10000762
    Abstract: Transcription regulatory elements, namely promoter and terminator sequences, obtained from Sorghum bicolor that drive RNA transcription predominately in root hair cells are described, as well as cassettes, expression vectors, and genetically modified plants containing these transcription regulatory elements. The genetically modified plants can be gymnosperms, dicots, or monocots. Methods of directing transcription of a heterologous polynucleotide under control of these transcription regulatory elements in a genetically modified plant's root hair cells are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: Scott R. Baerson, Zhiqiang Pan, James J Polashock
  • Patent number: 9994832
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for degrading or converting a cellulosic material and for producing a substance from a cellulosic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Novozymes, Inc.
    Inventors: Kirk Schnorr, Randall Kramer
  • Patent number: 9970036
    Abstract: Engineered polypeptides useful in synthesizing acyl amino acids are provided. Also provided are methods of making acyl amino acids using engineered polypeptides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: MODULAR GENETICS, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin A. Jarrell, Gabriel O. Reznik, Prashanth Vishwanath, Michelle Pynn
  • Patent number: 9957518
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods and compositions for regulation of gene expression in plants. In particular, the invention provides nucleic acids that can confer tissue specific and constitutive expression to operably linked polynucleotides of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Clemson University
    Inventors: Hong Luo, Ning Yuan
  • Patent number: 9957491
    Abstract: The present invention relates to isolated polypeptides having cellulolytic enhancing activity and isolated 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: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Novozymes, Inc.
    Inventors: Yu Zhang, Lan Tang, Svend Hostgaard Bang Henriksen
  • Patent number: 9932563
    Abstract: A combined packing and assembly method that efficiently packs ribonucleic acid (RNA) into virus like particles (VLPs) has been developed. The VLPs can spontaneously assemble and load RNA in vivo, efficiently packaging specifically designed RNAs at high densities and with high purity. In some embodiments the RNA is capable of interference activity, or is a precursor of a RNA capable of causing interference activity. Compositions and methods for the efficient expression, production and purification of VLP-RNAs are provided. VLP-RNAs can be used for the storage of RNA for long periods, and provide the ability to deliver RNA in stable form that is readily taken up by cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
    Inventors: Loren D. Williams, Po-Yu Fang, Chiaolong Hsiao, Justin Williams
  • Patent number: 9896675
    Abstract: A hyperthermostable endoglucanase, having an endoglucanase catalytic domain including: (A) a polypeptide including the amino acid sequence represented by SEQ ID NO: 1 or 2, (B) a polypeptide including an amino acid sequence in which at least one amino acid has been deleted, substituted, or added in the amino acid sequence represented by SEQ ID NO: 1 or 2, and having hydrolysis activity against a substrate of carboxymethyl cellulose at least under conditions of 90° C. and pH 5.5, or (C) a polypeptide including an amino acid sequence having 80% or greater sequence identity with the amino acid sequence represented by SEQ ID NO: 1 or 2, and having hydrolysis activity against a substrate of carboxymethyl cellulose at least under conditions of 90° C. and pH 5.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Migiwa Suda, Jiro Okuma, Asuka Yamaguchi, Yoshitsugu Hirose, Yasuhiro Kondo, Daisuke Shibata, Masaru Sato
  • Patent number: 9890370
    Abstract: A hyperthermostable endoglucanase, having an endoglucanase catalytic domain including: (A) a polypeptide including an amino acid sequence represented by SEQ ID NO: 1; (B) a polypeptide including an amino acid sequence in which at least one amino acid has been deleted, substituted, or added in the amino acid sequence represented by SEQ ID NO: 1, and having hydrolysis activity against a substrate of carboxymethyl cellulose at least under conditions of a temperature of 110° C. and a pH of 5.5; or (C) a polypeptide including an amino acid sequence having at least 55% sequence identity with the amino acid sequence represented by SEQ ID NO: 1, and having hydrolysis activity against a substrate of carboxymethyl cellulose at least under conditions of a temperature of 110° C. and a pH of 5.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Migiwa Suda, Jiro Okuma, Asuka Yamaguchi, Yoshitsugu Hirose, Yasuhiro Kondo, Masaru Sato, Daisuke Shibata
  • Patent number: 9845478
    Abstract: The invention provides promoter sequences that regulate specific expression of operably linked sequences in developing xylem cells and/or in developing xylem tissue. The developing xylem-specific sequences are exemplified by the DX5, DX8, DX11, and DX15 promoters, portions thereof, and homologs thereof. The invention further provides expression vectors, cells, tissues and plants that contain the invention's sequences. The compositions of the invention and methods of using them are useful in, for example, improving the quantity (biomass) and/or the quality (wood density, lignin content, sugar content etc.) of expressed biomass feedstock products that may be used for bioenergy, biorefinary, and generating wood products such as pulp, paper, and solid wood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Board of Trustees of Michigan State University
    Inventors: Kyung-Hwan Han, Jae-Heung Ko
  • Patent number: 9845477
    Abstract: The invention provides DNA molecules and constructs, including their nucleotide sequences, useful for modulating gene expression in plants and plant cells. Transgenic plants, plant cells, plant parts, seeds, and commodity products comprising the DNA molecules operably linked to heterologous transcribable polynucleotides are also provided, as are methods of their use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Stanislaw Flasinski, Barrett C. Foat, Mohammed Oufattole, Randall W. Shultz, Xiaoping Wei, Wei Wu, Shiaw-Pyng Yang
  • Patent number: 9840695
    Abstract: Genetic constructs capable of manipulating fructan biosynthesis in photosynthetic cells of a plant, said genetic constructs include a promoter operatively linked to a nucleic acid encoding a bacterial FT enzyme. These constructs can be used in modification of fructan biosynthesis in plants and, more particularly, for manipulating fructan biosynthesis in photosynthetic cells. The constructs can also be used for increasing plant biomass and, more particularly, for enhancing biomass yield and/or yield stability, including shoot and/or root growth in a plant, and for enhancing the productivity of biochemical pathways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Agriculture Victoria Services Pty Ltd
    Inventors: German Spangenberg, Aidyn Mouradov, Timothy Ivor Sawbridge
  • Patent number: 9826689
    Abstract: A system and method for creating a botanical extract. The system comprising a grow light optimized to stimulate growth of the selected plant and an extractor using supercritical CO2 to obtain the extract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: TARTAN EQUIPMENT CORP.
    Inventors: Timothy Lee Shaughnessy, Ian Van Veen Shaughnessy
  • Patent number: 9815792
    Abstract: The present application relates to novel heterocyclic compounds, to the use thereof for controlling animal pests including arthropods, insects and nematodes, and to processes and intermediates for preparation of the heterocyclic compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: BAYER CROPSCIENCE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Joerg Greul, Hans-Georg Schwarz, Axel Trautwein, Daniela Portz, Kerstin Ilg, Ulrich Goergens
  • Patent number: 9808008
    Abstract: A pesticidal composition comprises a synergistically effective amount of a nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) allosteric activator compound and a pesticide selected from N-(3-chloro-1-(pyridin-3-yl)-1H-pyrazol-4-yl)-N-ethyl-3-((3,3,3-trifluoropropyl)thio) propanamide (I), N-(3-chloro-1-(pyridine-3-yl)-1H-pyrazol-4-yl)-N-ethyl-3-((3,3,3-trifluoropropyl)sulfinyl) propanamide (II), or any agriculturally acceptable salt thereof. A method of controlling pests comprises applying the pesticidal composition near a population of pests. A method of protecting a plant from infestation and attack by insects comprises contacting the plant with the synergistic pesticidal composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Luis E. Gomez, Ricky Hunter, Mike Shaw, Tony K. Trullinger, Mary E. Kubiszak, John Herbert
  • Patent number: 9723844
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to the use of synergistic amounts of Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. aizawai, Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. kurstaki and chlorantraniliprole for the control of diamondback moth, beet armyworm, sugarcane borer, soybean looper, corn earworm, cabbage looper and southwestern corn borer, wherein the ratio of Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. kurstaki to Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. aizawai is from about 1:0.47 to about 1:0.92, and the ratio of the total amount of Bacillus thuringiensis to chlorantraniliprole is from about 1:0.0001 to about 1:20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Valent BioSciences LLC
    Inventors: Deanna Branscome, Roger Storey, Russell Eldridge, Emily Brazil, Bala N. Devisetty
  • Patent number: 9717253
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to the use of synergistic amounts of Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. aizawai and chlorantraniliprole for the control of Diamondback Moth, Beet Armyworm, Soybean Looper, Corn Earworm, Cabbage Looper, and Southwestern Corn Borer. Specifically, the synergistic ratio of Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. aizawai to chlorantraniliprole is from about 1:0.00003 to about 1:3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Valent BioSciences LLC
    Inventors: Deanna Branscome, Roger Storey, Russell Eldridge, Emily Brazil
  • Patent number: 9708591
    Abstract: Provided are isolated polypeptides having endoglucanase activity and isolated polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides. Also provided are nucleic acid constructs, vectors and host cells comprising the polynucleotides as well as methods of producing and using the polypeptides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Novozymes Inc.
    Inventors: Yu Zhang, Ye Liu, Junxin Duan, Lan Tang
  • Patent number: 9670498
    Abstract: The present invention provides a transgenic alfalfa event KK 179-2. The invention also provides cells, plant parts, seeds, plants, commodity products related to the event, and DNA molecules that are unique to the event and were created by the insertion of transgenic DNA into the genome of a alfalfa plant. The invention further provides methods for detecting the presence of said alfalfa event nucleotide sequences in a sample, probes and primers for use in detecting nucleotide sequences that are diagnostic for the presence of said alfalfa event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Ceres, Inc.
    Inventors: Charlene Levering, David Whalen, Stephen Temple, Mark McCaslin, Marry S. Reddy, William Hiatt, Wen C. Burns, Richard Eric Cerny
  • Patent number: 9668470
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing a liquid non-aqueous emulsifiable formulation comprising a pyripyropene pesticide of the formula (I) as defined below which is dissolved in an aromatic hydrocarbon or hydrocarbon mixture containing surfactants, which stabilize the emulsion upon dilution with water, which method comprises the steps i) and ii) as described hereinafter: i) dissolving the at least one surfactant and the compound of formula (I) in the organic solvent or solvent mixture to obtain a clear solution of the at least one surfactant and the compound of the formula (I); ii) heating the solution to a temperature of at least 40° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Wen Xu, Ralph Paulini, Michael Krapp, Kara Benton
  • Patent number: 9642370
    Abstract: This application describes and claims a method of improving the health and vigor of a plant, comprising administering to the plant an effective amount of a bacterial composition which comprises a botanically compatible vehicle and an isolated bacterial strain selected from the group consisting of Bacillus megaterium PT6, Bacillus subtilis PT26A, Paenibacillus sp. ATY16, and any combination thereof. Improvement in health and vigor is one or more of the following: a) improved resistance to disease; b) improved ability to defend against disease; c) reduction of disease symptoms; d) faster growth; e) improved crop productivity; f) improved crop quality; g) improved seed germination; h) improved seedling emergence; or any combination thereof. Isolated bacterial strains and mixtures of bacteria are provided, as well as compositions comprising the isolated bacterial strains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Nian Wang, Jinyun Li