Patents Represented by Attorney Donald D. Jeffery
  • Patent number: PP4548
    Abstract: An African violet known by the cultivar name Connecticut having vigorous, compact growth habit; relatively large, violet colored flowers which are carried on strong erect flower stems with strong, short peduncles, and by the appearance of 7-9 flower stems with the first flash of flowers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 17, 1980
    Assignee: Gessellschaftsvertrag uber die Erfindergemeinschaft "Optimara"
    Inventor: Reinhold Holtkamp
  • Patent number: PP4549
    Abstract: An African violet known by the cultivar name Ontario and characterized by the combined features of white, violet-shaped flowers carried on strong, upright stems; very rich flower production, with 15-20 stems each carrying up to 15 flowers; early and continuous flowering, and by its large and shiny leaves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 17, 1980
    Assignee: Gessellschaftsvertrag uber die Erfindergemeinschaft "OPTIMARA"
    Inventor: Reinhold Holtkamp
  • Patent number: PP4550
    Abstract: An African violet known by the varietal name Manitoba and characterized by its light blue, violet-shaped single flowers, having violet blue centers; dark green shiny leaves; vigorous growth habit; with 7 to 9 flower stems producing 7 or more single flowers when the plant is in full bloom, and by its early and continuous blooming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 17, 1980
    Assignee: Gessellschaftsvertrag uber die Erfindergemeinschaft "Optimara"
    Inventor: Reinhold Holtkamp
  • Patent number: PP4554
    Abstract: A chrysanthemum plant known by the cultivar name Radiant and particularly characterized as to uniqueness by the combined characteristics of flat capitulum form; spooned daisy capitulum type; dark red bronze abaxial ray floret color; golden bronze adaxial ray floret color; diameter across face of capitulum ranging from 75 to 100 mm. at maturity; uniform nine week photoperiodic flowering response to short days; tall plant height when grown as a pinched spray pot; and semi-upright branching pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 24, 1980
    Assignee: Yoder Brothers, Inc.
    Inventors: Walter H. Jessel, Jr., William E. Duffett
  • Patent number: PP4555
    Abstract: A chrysanthemum plant known by the cultivar name Vanguard and particularly characterized as to uniqueness by the combined characteristics of flat capitulum form twisting with age; decorative capitulum type; dark yellow ray floret color; diameter across face of capitulum ranging from 70 to 90 mm. at maturity; uniform nine week photoperiodic flowering response to short days; short plant height when grown as a pinched spray pot, and spreading branching pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 24, 1980
    Assignee: Yoder Brothers, Inc.
    Inventors: Walter H. Jessel, Jr., William E. Duffett
  • Patent number: PP4556
    Abstract: A chrysanthemum plant known by the cultivar name Butterball and particularly characterized as to uniqueness by the combined characteristics of flat capitulum form; pompon capitulum type; dark yellow ray floret color; diameter across face of capitulum ranging from 40 to 45 mm. at maturity; uniform eight week photoperiodic flowering response to short days; tall plant height when grown as a pinched spray pot, and semi-upright branching pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 24, 1980
    Assignee: Yoder Brothers, Inc.
    Inventors: Walter H. Jessel, Jr., William E. Duffett
  • Patent number: PP4557
    Abstract: An African violet known by the variety name Alaska having the combined features of large star-shaped white flowers having blue-violet centers and tinged edges, with the flowers being supported on strong upright stems; prominent golden yellow anther cells at center of flower; medium green, large leaves, and vigorous growth habit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 24, 1980
    Assignee: Gessellschaftsvertrag uber die Erfindergemeinschaft "OPTIMARA"
    Inventor: Reinhold Holtkamp
  • Patent number: PP4561
    Abstract: A chrysanthemum cultivar particularly characterized as to uniqueness by the combined characteristics of flat capitulum form; daisy capitulum type; dark lavender pink ray floret color; diameter across face of capitulum ranging from 70 to 90 mm. at maturity; uniform nine week photoperiodic flowering response to short days; tall plant height when grown as a single stem cut spray; medium peduncle length, and minimal pollen production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1979
    Date of Patent: July 1, 1980
    Assignee: Yoder Brothers, Inc.
    Inventors: Walter H. Jessel, Jr., William E. Duffett
  • Patent number: PP4562
    Abstract: A chrysanthemum plant known by the cultivar name Capri and particularly characterized as to uniqueness by the combined characteristics of semi-incurved capitulum form; decorative capitulum type; dark lavender pink ray floret color; diameter across face of capitulum ranging from 100 to 120 mm. at maturity; uniform nine week photoperiodic flowering response to short days; medium plant height when grown as a pinched spray pot, and semi-spreading branching pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1979
    Date of Patent: July 1, 1980
    Assignee: Yoder Brothers, Inc.
    Inventors: Walter H. Jessel, Jr., William E. Duffett
  • Patent number: PP4577
    Abstract: An African violet plant having vigorous and compact growth habit; intensive blue-violet flowers carried on 7-9 flower stems, with up to 12 or more flowers per stem; attractive dark green, shiny leaves, and by its long lasting and non-dropping flowers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1979
    Date of Patent: July 22, 1980
    Inventor: Hermann Holtkamp, Sr.
  • Patent number: PP4578
    Abstract: An African violet having vigorous growth habit; strong and upright flower stems, each carrying 7-9 large single star-shaped purple-violet flowers; prominent bright yellow anther cells, and by its round to heart-shaped leaves carried on strong petioles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1979
    Date of Patent: July 22, 1980
    Inventor: Hermann Holtkamp, Sr.
  • Patent number: PP4584
    Abstract: A chrysanthemum plant known by the cultivar name Lodestar having flat capitulum form; spooned daisy capitulum type; dark yellow ray floret color; diameter across face of capitulum ranging from 70 to 75 mm at maturity; uniform eight week photoperiodic flowering response to short days; short plant height when grown as a pinched spray pot, and spreading branching pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1979
    Date of Patent: July 29, 1980
    Assignee: Yoder Brothers, Inc.
    Inventors: Jack M. Meek, William E. Duffett
  • Patent number: PP4585
    Abstract: A chrysanthemum plant known by the cultivar name Surf and particularly characterized as to uniqueness by the combined characteristics of flat capitulum form; decorative capitulum type; white ray floret color; diameter across face of capitulum ranging from 65 to 95 mm. at maturity; uniform eight week photoperiodic flowering response to short days; short plant height when grown as a pinched spray pot, and semi-spreading branching pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 1979
    Date of Patent: July 29, 1980
    Assignee: Yoder Brothers, Inc.
    Inventors: Jack M. Meek, William E. Duffett
  • Patent number: PP4586
    Abstract: A chrysanthemum plant known by the cultivar name Applause having flat capitulum form; pompon capitulum type; yellow green (immature) to dark yellow (mature) ray floret color; diameter across face of capitulum ranging from 30 to 50 mm at maturity; uniform eight week photoperiodic flowering response to short days; short plant height when grown as a pinched spray pot, and semi-spreading branching pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1979
    Date of Patent: July 29, 1980
    Assignee: Yoder Brothers, Inc.
    Inventors: Jack M. Meek, William E. Duffett
  • Patent number: PP4622
    Abstract: A chrysanthemum cultivar particularly characterized as to uniqueness by the combined characteristics of flat capitulum form; spooned daisy capitulum type; dark yellow ray floret color; yellow green (immature) to yellow (mature) disc floret color; diameter across face of capitulum ranging from 95 to 110 mm. at maturity; uniform nine week photoperiodic flowering response to short days; medium plant height when grown as a single stem cut spray; and semi-upright branching pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 1979
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1981
    Assignee: Yoder Brothers, Inc.
    Inventors: Walter H. Jessel, Jr., William E. Duffett
  • Patent number: PP4623
    Abstract: A chrysanthemum cultivar particularly characterized as to uniqueness by the combined characteristics of flat capitulum form; daisy capitulum type; medium lavender pink ray floret color with minimum color oxidation; yellow green (immature) to yellow (mature) disc floret color; diameter across face of capitulum ranging from 90 to 105 mm. at maturity; uniform nine week photoperiodic flowering response to short days; tall plant height when grown as a single stem cut spray; and semi-upright branching pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 1979
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1981
    Assignee: Yoder Brothers, Inc.
    Inventors: Walter H. Jessel, Jr., William E. Duffett
  • Patent number: PP4629
    Abstract: A chrysanthemum plant known by the cultivar name Cherub and particularly characterized as to uniqueness by the combined characteristics of flat capitulum form; anemone capitulum type; lavender ray floret color; diameter across face of capitulum ranging from 45 to 50 mm. at maturity; uniform late nine week flowering response; tall plant height when grown as a pinched spray pot; and semi-spreading branching pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 1979
    Date of Patent: January 20, 1981
    Assignee: Yoder Brothers, Inc.
    Inventors: Walter H. Jessel, Jr., William E. Duffett
  • Patent number: PP17683
    Abstract: A new and distinct Glechoma plant named ‘Dappled Light,’ particularly characterized by its unique variegation. The main or ground cover of the upper surface of mature leaves is a medium green, with the reticulated pattern and veining being a very pale green. The leaf stems, when exposed to sunlight, have a pinkish-purple color, which pleasantly contrasts with the variegated leaves. The new cultivar has relatively long internodal spacing thereby producing a fuller and more open plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2007
    Inventor: Alice J. Doyle
  • Patent number: PP17716
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Primula plant named ‘Kerbelmilk,’ characterized by its upright, compact, and uniform plant habit; large, double, nonfragrant and cream-colored flowers that are held upright on strong and erect peduncles; early flowering in natural season; fast production suitable for 9 cm to 12 cm pots; an enlarged calyx which forms a green collar around the flower; and tolerance to low temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2007
    Inventors: David W. Kerley, Priscilla G. Kerley
  • Patent number: D547646
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2007
    Assignee: N.V. Nutricia
    Inventors: Karen Rita Crawford, Nicolaas Luttik