Higher Plant, Seedling, Plant Seed, Or Plant Part (i.e., Angiosperms Or Gymnosperms) Patents (Class 800/298)
  • Publication number: 20240130260
    Abstract: Description and specification of a new and distinct nectarine tree cultivar named ‘A-783CN’ which originated from a hand-pollinated cross of ‘A-699N’ nectarine (female parent) x ‘A-717’ peach (male parent) in 2004, This new nectarine cultivar can be distinguished by its white, mid-acid, non-meltin flesh, mid-season ripening, medium size, attractive appearance, and resistance to bacterial spot disease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2022
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Inventors: John R. Clark, Margaret Worthington
  • Patent number: 11825792
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated X15R426 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are produced by crossing inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant by crossing hybrid maize variety X15R426 with another maize plant are disclosed. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X15R426 through backcrossing or genetic transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby are described. Maize variety X15R426, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X15R426 are provided. Methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X15R426 and methods of using maize variety X15R426 are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Inventors: Lora Lynn Kilgore-Norquest, Brandon Michael Wardyn
  • Patent number: 11825794
    Abstract: According to the invention, there is provided seed and plants of the hybrid corn variety designated CH011172. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of the variety CH011172, and to methods for producing a corn plant produced by crossing a corn plant of variety CH011172 with itself or with another corn plant, such as a plant of another variety. The invention further relates to genetic complements of plants of variety CH011172.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: MonsatoTechnology LLC
    Inventors: Marvin L. Boerboom, Jon Popi
  • Patent number: 11814638
    Abstract: This invention is intended to evaluate smut resistance with higher accuracy using a marker associated with sugarcane smut resistance, which consists of a continuous nucleic acid region existing in a region between the nucleotide sequence as shown in SEQ ID NO: 1 and the nucleotide sequence as shown in SEQ ID NO: 6, a region between the nucleotide sequence as shown in SEQ ID NO: 135 and the nucleotide sequence as shown in SEQ ID NO: 143, or a region between the nucleotide sequence as shown in SEQ ID NO: 144 or 145 and the nucleotide sequence as shown in SEQ ID NO: 151 of a sugarcane chromosome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masaaki Mori, Tatsuro Kimura, Hiroyuki Enoki, Yusuke Ueta, Takeo Sakaigaichi, Yusuke Tarumoto, Minoru Tanaka, Katsuki Adachi, Taichiro Hattori, Makoto Umeda, Michiko Hayano
  • Patent number: 11811237
    Abstract: A system and method for converting a radio frequency (RF) to a direct current (DC) signal by generating acoustic phonons from the received RF signal utilizing a piezoelectric material. The acoustic phonons of the RF signal interact with the electrons of a semiconductive material to generate a DC signal that is proportional to the power of the RF signal. The DC signal can be used to power devices or can be interpreted as a measure of a local RF frequency spectrum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2023
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: University of Central Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Hakhamanesh Mansoorzare, Reza Abdolvand
  • Patent number: 11807876
    Abstract: The invention is directed to p-coumaroyl-CoA:monolignol transferase enzymes, nucleic acids encoding p-coumaroyl-CoA:monolignol transferase enzymes, and inhibitory nucleic acids adapted to inhibit the expression and/or translation of p-coumaroyl-CoA:monolignol transferase RNA; expression cassettes, plant cells, and plants that have or encode such nucleic acids and enzymes; and methods of making and using such nucleic acids, enzymes, expression cassettes, cells, and plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
    Inventors: John Ralph, Steven D. Karlen, Rebecca Anne Smith, Brian Fox, Emily Beebe, Craig Bingman
  • Patent number: 11807861
    Abstract: Transgenic plants are provided comprising a plurality of transgenes comprised in a single locus. In certain aspects, 7 or more transgenes may be expressed from a first locus. Methods are provided for transformation of plant cells with a plurality of transgenes. Also provided are methods for expressing and enhancing the expression of one or more transgenes in a plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Larry Gilbertson, Jon Lamb, Jason Ward, Jianping Xu
  • Publication number: 20230309429
    Abstract: A new hop plant named ‘HBC 1134’ is disclosed. ‘HBC 1134’ is used for its exceptional and unique aromatic qualities, and is suitable for beer flavoring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2023
    Publication date: September 28, 2023
    Inventors: Jason Perrault, Michael D. Ferguson, Scott Varnum, Jaime Avalos P., Scott Herzog
  • Patent number: 11766007
    Abstract: A hybrid onion variety NUN 07212 ONL is disclosed as well as seeds and plants and bulbs thereof. Onion variety NUN 07212 ONL is a globe shape, long day onion variety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: Nunhems B.V.
    Inventor: Juan Carlos Brevis Acuna
  • Patent number: 11766045
    Abstract: This invention relates to methods and materials for modulating seed nutritional quality traits of seeds produced by a wheat, cotton, soybean, or maize plant, said plant having been heterologously disposed to, or grown from, a plant element treated with an endophyte.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: Indigo Ag, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond Riley, Slavica Djonovic, Nancy Vosnidou, Vasileios Bitas
  • Patent number: 11732014
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a transcription factor gene that plays a key role in Solanaceae fruit ripening. Plants overexpressing the gene have fruits with deeper pigmentation and ripen more rapidly than controls. The invention also relates to transgenic plants comprising said gene, and methods of making said plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: Syngenta Participations AG
    Inventors: Charles Baxter, Yu Pan, Thomas Charles Hodgman, Graham Barron Seymour, Rebecca Cade, Henricus Johannes Van Wijk, Glyn Bradley, Laurent Grivet, Laurie Boyden, Graham Ball, Paul Fraser
  • Patent number: 11726020
    Abstract: The present invention provides devices, systems and methods for installing water potential detectors in plants stems, measuring the water potential in the plants, and evaluating crop irrigation conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: Saturas Ltd.
    Inventors: Moshe Meron, Erez Sokolsky, Avishai Avni, Anat Halgoa Solomon, Yossi Gross
  • Patent number: 11708580
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for improving plant growth are provided herein. Polynucleotides encoding DUF2996 domain-containing protein s, polypeptides encompassing DUF2996 domain-containing protein s, and expression constructs for expressing genes of interest whose expression may improve agronomic properties including but not limited to crop yield, biotic and abiotic stress tolerance, and early vigor, plants comprising the polynucleotides, polypeptides, and expression constructs, and methods of producing transgenic plants are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: Benson Hill, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew Begemann
  • Patent number: 11582931
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated X18P232 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are produced by crossing inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant by crossing hybrid maize variety X18P232 with another maize plant are disclosed. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X18P232 through backcrossing or genetic transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby are described. Maize variety X18P232, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X18P232 are provided. Methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X18P232 and methods of using maize variety X18P232 are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Inventors: Mark Jacob Gadlage, Daniel Preston Gorman, Thomas Russell Henry, Jill Renee Lennon, Nathan Brook O'Berry, Jason Michael Prothro, Steven Tyler Thornton
  • Patent number: 11576336
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated X95P906 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are produced by crossing inbred maize varieties. Methods for producing a maize plant by crossing hybrid maize variety X95P906 with another maize plant are disclosed. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into X95P906 through backcrossing or genetic transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby are described. Maize variety X95P906, the seed, the plant produced from the seed, and variants, mutants, and minor modifications of maize variety X95P906 are provided. Methods for producing maize varieties derived from maize variety X95P906 and methods of using maize variety X95P906 are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Inventors: Martin A Fabrizius, Stephen Joseph Szalma, Jianbin Yu
  • Patent number: 11535859
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the modification of gene expression in plants in order to manipulate stomatal number, in particular to the modification of expression in plants of epidermal patterning factor (EPF). The invention also relates to genetically modified plants or plant parts with altered stomatal patterning compared to corresponding wild type plants or plant parts, where the plant stomatal development is altered by modification of the expression of EPF.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: The University of Sheffield
    Inventors: Julie Elizabeth Gray, Lee Hunt, William Paul Quick
  • Patent number: 11505801
    Abstract: The invention provides three novel disarmed strains of Agrobacterium tumefaciens bacteria useful for the transformation of plants. The invention provides three engineered A. tumefaciens Chry5 strains or bacterial cells thereof which comprise the Chry5 strain chromosomal background and a disarmed pTiChry5 vector, and methods of using said bacterial strains or cells for transformation of fungal or plant cells, in particular dicot or monocot plant cells, including soybean, maize, wheat, and sugarcane cells. The invention further relates to the transgenic plants created by these methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Syngenta Participations AG
    Inventors: Zhongying Chen, Qiudeng Que, Mark Scott Rose, Heng Zhong, Mary-Dell Chilton, Eric Levy, Yingping Lucy Qin
  • Publication number: 20220330466
    Abstract: The unique annual herbaceous Cannabis plant variety ‘VB252X’ is provided. The variety can be distinguished by its outstanding features of increased vigor and large size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2022
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Inventors: JESSICA TONANI, KERSTEN GABA
  • Patent number: 11445692
    Abstract: The invention relates to sesame genetics and breeding. Specifically, the invention relates to genetic improvement for shatter resistant capsules. More specifically, the invention relates to novel quantitative trait loci (QTL) conferring shatter resistant capsules, and methods thereof, including methods for introgressing the novel QTL into elite germplasm in a breeding program for shatter resistant capsules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: EQUI-NOM LTD.
    Inventors: Oron Gar, Arie Zackay, Gil Shalev
  • Patent number: 11419290
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated PH41H2 and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are provided. Methods for producing a maize plant comprise crossing maize variety PH41H2 with another maize plant are provided. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into PH41H2 through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby are provided. Hybrid maize seed, plants or plant parts are produced by crossing the variety PH41H2 or a locus conversion of PH41H2 with another maize variety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Inventor: Eric Scott Riedeman
  • Patent number: 11419293
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated PH47CN and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are provided. Methods for producing a maize plant comprise crossing maize variety PH47CN with another maize plant are provided. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into PH47CN through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby are provided. Hybrid maize seed, plants or plant parts are produced by crossing the variety PH47CN or a locus conversion of PH47CN with another maize variety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Inventor: Brandon Michael Wardyn
  • Patent number: 11412686
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated PH4CSG and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are provided. Methods for producing a maize plant comprise crossing maize variety PH4CSG with another maize plant are provided. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into PH4CSG through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby are provided. Hybrid maize seed, plants or plant parts are produced by crossing the variety PH4CSG or a locus conversion of PH4CSG with another maize variety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Inventor: Edwin Michael Grote
  • Patent number: 11414673
    Abstract: Hypersensitive PYR/PYL receptor polypeptides comprising an amino acid substitution in a type 2 protein phosphatase (PP2C) binding interface are provided. Compositions and plants comprising the hypersensitive PYR/PYL receptor polypeptides and methods of producing plants comprising a hypersensitive PYR/PYL receptor polypeptide are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventor: Sean R. Cutler
  • Patent number: 11234389
    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: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Advanta Holdings BV
    Inventors: Alberto Javier Leon, Andrés Daniel Zambelli, Roberto Juan Reid, Monica Mariel Morata, Marcos Kaspar
  • Patent number: 11236358
    Abstract: A method for creating a new germplasm of a male sterile crop by gene editing and an application thereof are provided. In this method, the gene editing is performed on an exon region of a Ty-5 gene, and a deletion of DNA sequence is introduced by using a repair mechanism of plants themselves to double-strand breaks (DSBs), causing a loss of function of Ty-5 gene, thereby obtaining a male-sterile character. The method can be applied without being limited by crop categories. After the gene editing is performed on Ty-5 genes of various crops, new germplasms can be quickly obtained. The new germplasms have the same agronomic characters as the previous materials, and only differ in sexual aspect, which effectively solves the problem of the lack of male sterile materials and unstable fertility in natural resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: JIANGSU ACADEMY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES
    Inventors: Yinlei Wang, Tongmin Zhao, Wengui Yu, Liping Zhao, Rong Zhou, Liuxia Song
  • Patent number: 11230505
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are microbial consortia and compositions including microbes, for example, for use in agricultural or biodegradation applications. In some embodiments, soil, plants, and/or plant parts (such as seeds, seedlings, shoots, roots, leaves, fruit, stems, or branches) are contacted with a disclosed microbial consortia or composition including microbes. The microbial consortia or microbe-containing compositions may be applied to soil, plant, and/or plant parts alone or in combination with additional components (such as chitin, chitosan, glucosamine, amino acids, and/or liquid fertilizer). In additional embodiments, the disclosed microbial consortia or compositions including microbes are used in methods of degrading biological materials, such as chitin-containing biological materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: AMVAC Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Sung-Yong H. Yoon, Kathleen Swords, D. Ry Wagner, Selvasundaram Rajagopal
  • Patent number: 11230506
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are microbial consortia and compositions including microbes for use in agricultural or biodegradation applications. In some embodiments, soil, plants, and/or plant parts (such as seeds, seedlings, shoots, roots, leaves, fruit, stems, or branches) are contacted with a disclosed microbial consortia or composition including microbes. The microbial consortia or microbe-containing compositions may be applied to soil, plant, and/or plant parts alone or in combination with additional components (such as chitin, chitosan, glucosamine, amino acids, and/or liquid fertilizer). In additional embodiments, the disclosed microbial consortia or compositions including microbes are used in methods of degrading biological materials, such as chitin-containing biological materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: AMVAC Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Sung-Yong H. Yoon, Kathleen Swords, D. Ry Wagner, Selvasundaram Rajagopal
  • Patent number: 11214814
    Abstract: Novel sugarcane-derived flowering-inducing genes each encoding a protein comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2 or 4 (the ScFT6 gene and the ScZCN16 gene), by which the flowering time is accelerated more slowly than conventionally known flowering-inducing genes, are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akari Nakasone, Yasuyo Shimamoto, Madoka Abe, Satoshi Kondo, Sumire Fujiwara, Tomoko Niki, Kaoru Suzuki, Nobutaka Mitsuda, Yoshimi Nakano
  • Patent number: 11197449
    Abstract: Herein provided is a new runner-type peanut variety designated ‘Georgia-18RU’ as well as the seeds, plants and derivatives of the new peanut variety ‘Georgia-18RU’. Also provided are tissue cultures of the new peanut variety ‘Georgia-18RU’ and the plants regenerated therefrom. Methods for producing peanut plants by crossing the new peanut variety ‘Georgia-18RU’ with itself or another peanut variety (such as another runner-type peanut variety) and plants produced by such methods are also provided. ‘Georgia-18RU’ is a unique runner-type peanut cultivar having a combination of high level of tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV) resistance and leaf scorch resistance caused by Leptosphaerulina crassiasca (Séchet) Jackson and Bell, and high yield. ‘Georgia-18RU’ provides a medium maturity runner-type peanut cultivar with a prominent main stem, medium green foliage, medium-large runner seed size, and pink seedcoat color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC.
    Inventor: William D. Branch
  • Patent number: 11193134
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods for regulating plant architecture, improving biomass yield or regrowth after cutting through down-regulation of SPL4 gene function. Also provided are transgenic plants with improved biomass yield or regrowth after cutting produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Inventors: Jiqing Gou, Zeng-Yu Wang
  • Patent number: 11130945
    Abstract: Provided are an enzyme involved in a glycyrrhizin biosynthetic system, a gene of the enzyme and use thereof in order to stably and continuously provide a large amount of glycyrrhizin. Glucuronosyltransferase with an activity of further transferring glucuronic acid to the hydroxy group at the 2-position of glucuronic acid in an oleanane-type triterpenoid monoglucuronide is identified to provide the transferase, a gene for the transferase and use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: RIKEN
    Inventors: Toshiya Muranaka, Hikaru Seki, Kazuki Saito, Kiyoshi Ohyama
  • Patent number: 11119086
    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: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Birgit Mitter, Milica Pastar, Angela Sessitsch
  • Patent number: 11111491
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method for screening for and identifying a desirable plant improving trait, said method comprises steps of: (a) obtaining genetic material from a sampling of a predefined source and (b) constructing an expression library from said genetic material. The aforementioned method further comprises steps of: (c) producing plants transformed with said expression library at a transformation efficiency of at least 0.05%-30%, representing at least 102-1010 transgenes; (d) screening for transformed plants expressing said desirable trait; and (e) identifying said transgene of said transformed plants expressing said desirable trait.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: PLANTARCBIO LTD.
    Inventors: Dror Shalitin, Noam Grimberg, Arava Shatil Cohen
  • Patent number: 11104910
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods for gene targeting in a plant cell, as well as recombinant nucleic acid molecules used in these methods. Further disclosed are recombinant nucleic acid molecules comprising a target gene operably linked to a regulatory region of the UBQ10 gene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: YEDA RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Asaph Aharoni, Samuel Bocobza, Tal Dahan, Avraham A. Levy
  • Patent number: 11102981
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to isolated microorganisms—including novel strains of the microorganisms-microbial consortia, and agricultural compositions comprising the same. Furthermore, the disclosure teaches methods of utilizing the described microorganisms, microbial consortia, and agricultural compositions comprising the same, in methods for imparting beneficial properties to target plant species. In particular aspects, the disclosure provides methods of increasing desirable plant traits in agronomically important crop species.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: BioConsortia, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Wigley, Susan Turner, Caroline George, Damian Wright, Thomas Williams, Kelly Roberts, Graham Hymus
  • Patent number: 11091769
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure pertain to modified plants or seeds that contain a mutated gene. The mutated gene includes, without limitation, a pic30 mutant, a mutant homolog of pic30, and combinations thereof. The modified plant or seed is resistant to at least one herbicide, such as picloram. The modified plant or seed may also be resistant to one or more sources of environmental stress, such as drought, plant pathogenesis, biotic stress, and abiotic stress. Additional embodiments of the present disclosure pertain to methods of controlling the growth of weeds in a field by applying at least one herbicide to the field that includes the aforementioned modified plants or seeds. Additional embodiments of the present disclosure pertain to methods of developing the aforementioned modified plants or seeds by introducing one or more of the aforementioned mutated genes to a plant or seed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Nihal Dharmasiri, Sunethra Dharmasiri, Praveen Kumar Kathare
  • Patent number: 11091770
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods of controlling insect pests which infest crop plants, in particular Spodoptera frugiperda (fall armyworm), Lygus hesperus (western tarnished plant bug), Euschistus heros (neotropical brown stink bug), and Plutella xylostella (diamondback moth), and methods of providing plants resistant to such pests. Also disclosed are polynucleotides and recombinant DNA molecules and constructs useful in such methods, insecticidal compositions such as topical sprays containing insecticidal double-stranded RNAs, and plants with improved resistance to infestation by these insects. Further disclosed are methods of selecting target genes for RNAi-mediated silencing and control of these insect pests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: James A. Baum, Brian D. Eads, Jeremy A. Kroemer, Christina Marie Taylor
  • Patent number: 11060121
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing glycine or a salt thereof by fermentation of a bacterium which has been modified to overexpress a gene encoding a protein having L-threonine 3-dehydrogenase activity and a gene encoding a protein having 2-amino-3-oxobutanoate coenzyme A ligase activity. The bacterium can be, for example, a coryneform bacterium or a bacterium belonging to the family Enterobacteriaceae.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: AJINOMOTO CO., INC.
    Inventors: Sergey Vasilievich Smirnov, Veronika Aleksandrovna Kotliarova
  • Patent number: 11053514
    Abstract: Soybean plants comprising event SYHT0H2, methods of detecting and using the same, and soybean plants comprising a heterologous insert at the same site as SYHT0H2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Syngenta Participations AG
    Inventors: John Daniel Hipskind, Kristina Burgin, Rakesh Jain, Karolyn Terpstra, Marina Sigareva, Annick Jeanne De Framond, Becky Breitinger, Vance Cary Kramer, Weining Gu
  • Patent number: 11028393
    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: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventors: Wanqing Liu, Yoon Yeo
  • Patent number: 11015209
    Abstract: Compositions and methods are capable of modulating male fertility in a plant. Compositions comprise polynucleotides and polypeptides, and fragments and variants thereof, which modulate male fertility. Expression cassettes comprise a male-fertility polynucleotide, or fragment or variant thereof, operably linked to a promoter, wherein expression of the polynucleotide modulates the male fertility of a plant. The level and/or activity of a polynucleotide that influences male fertility is modulated in a plant or plant part. Regulatory sequences drive expression in a male-tissue-preferred manner and may be targets to downregulate an operably linked gene. Methods to track mutations that induce nuclear recessive male sterility in subsequent selfing and crossing of wheat lines containing the mutations are also provided. Male-sterile plants may be maintained by pollinating with a maintainer plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Inventors: Marc C Albertsen, Ute Baumann, Andrew Mark Cigan, Manjit Singh, Elise Tucker, Ryan Whitford
  • Patent number: 10966429
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods for using benzoxaborole compounds in combination with preservative gases, such as carbon dioxide or sulfur dioxide, as an antimicrobial that synergistically controls pathogens of agricultural crops.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: AGROFRESH INC.
    Inventors: Rodrigo Cifuentes, Daniel MacLean, Renee Engle-Goodner, Timothy Malefyt
  • Patent number: 10961521
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a recombinant microorganism to which a gene coding for 2-hydroxyisocaproate-CoA transferase and a gene coding for polyhydroxyalkanoate synthase are introduced and which has a potential of producing polyhydroxyalkanoate bearing an aromatic monomer or a long-chain 2-HA monomer and a method for producing polyhydroxyalkanoate bearing an aromatic monomer or a long-chain 2-HA monomer, using the recombinant microorganism. According to the present invention, a biodegradable polymer bearing an aromatic monomer or a long-chain 2-HA monomer can be produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: KOREA ADVANCED INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Sang Yup Lee, Jung Eun Yang, Si Jae Park
  • Patent number: 10939655
    Abstract: The invention relates to the alfalfa variety designated R513W224S. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the alfalfa variety R513W224S. Also provided by the invention are tissue cultures of the alfalfa variety R513W224S and the plants regenerated therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing alfalfa plants by crossing the alfalfa variety R513W224S with itself or another alfalfa variety and plants produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Forage Genetics International, LLC
    Inventors: Peter Reisen, Mark McCaslin
  • Patent number: 10939621
    Abstract: Methods and systems for generating a plasma-activated liquid or gas, and applying the plasma-activated liquid for agricultural use. A system embodiment includes a hand-held device that can be pointed and directed at different target areas of a plant. A method embodiment includes generating a plasma discharge in a gas environment or a liquid environment, and applying the gas/liquid to a plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Plasmology4, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory A. Watson, Emilia Kulaga
  • Patent number: 10932433
    Abstract: The invention relates to the alfalfa variety designated RRL44M375. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the alfalfa variety RRL44M375. Also provided by the invention are tissue cultures of the alfalfa variety RRL44M375 and the plants regenerated therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing alfalfa plants by crossing the alfalfa variety RRL44M375 with itself or another alfalfa variety and plants produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Forage Genetics International, LLC
    Inventors: Charles A. Rodgers, Mark McCaslin
  • Patent number: 10925247
    Abstract: The invention relates to the alfalfa variety designated RRL43M118. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the alfalfa variety RRL43M118. Also provided by the invention are tissue cultures of the alfalfa variety RRL43M118 and the plants regenerated therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing alfalfa plants by crossing the alfalfa variety RRL43M118 with itself or another alfalfa variety and plants produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Forage Genetics International, LLC
    Inventors: Mark McCaslin, Peter Reisen
  • Patent number: 10883103
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides compositions and methods for delivering a polynucleotide from the exterior surface of a plant or plant part into the interior of a plant cell. More specifically, the present disclosure relates to compositions comprising at least one polynucleotide and at least one agent that is able to disrupt at least one barrier of the plant or plant part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Bennett, Shihshieh Huang, Alberto B. Iandolino, Heather A. Lindfors, Janette V. Oakes, Gregory John Peel, Sharon E. Radke, Steven H. Schwartz
  • Patent number: 10869481
    Abstract: Plant propagation material expressing sugar beet cyst nematode resistance can be treated with a nematode-antagonistic biocontrol agent. Use of the nematode-antagonistic biocontrol agent can reduce the rate at which sugar beet cyst nematode (SBN) pests acquire tolerances to pesticidal activity of sugar beet plants expressing SBN resistance and pesticides, and can also increase yield and pesticidal activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Syngenta Participations AG
    Inventors: Palle Pedersen, Clifford George Watrin
  • Publication number: 20230088108A1
    Abstract: The Cannabis cultivar GPZ can be briefly characterized by massive purple, white, green, and yellow streaking resin-coated flowers with a distinct golf ball flower structure on lower bud sites with a central spear shaped cola. GPZ grows large and dense flower clusters and very short internodal space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2022
    Publication date: March 23, 2023
    Inventor: Chase Martin