Patents Examined by Howard J. Locker
  • Patent number: PP17402
    Abstract: A new and distinct variety of miniature rose with long lasting, novel yellow flowers, and dark green and attractive foliage. It exhibits compact, uniform growth and flowering under greenhouse conditions when grown as a potted floral plant. The new variety propagates well from cuttings and by grafting. This new and distinct variety has shown to be uniform and stable in the resulting generations from asexual propagation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2007
    Assignee: W. Kordes'Sōhne Rosenschulen GmbH & Co KG
    Inventor: Tim-Hermann Kordes
  • Patent number: PP17482
    Abstract: A new and distinct hybrid tea rose cultivar named ‘Hadque’, particularly characterized by having stems without prickles; large yellow flowers which are lightly pink shaded; flowers borne singly and having strong fragrance; rapid repeat bloom, and the plant being bushy and upright.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2007
    Inventor: Harvey Daniel Davidson
  • Patent number: PP17545
    Abstract: A new miniature rose plant which has abundant, long lasting, red colored flowers and attractive foliage. The variety successfully propagates from softwood cuttings and is suitable for year round production in commercial glass houses as a flowering pot plant. This new and distinct variety has shown to be uniform and stable in the resulting generations from asexual propagation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2007
    Assignee: Cal Europe
    Inventor: Svend Jensen
  • Patent number: PP17552
    Abstract: Climber rose plant having vigor; more numerous leaves than the ‘DELSIRE’ cultivar; dark red color; better climbing-up capability than the ‘DELSIRE’ cultivar; disease resistance; and strong fragrance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2007
    Assignee: Lux Riviera S.r.l.
    Inventor: Michel Adam
  • Patent number: PP17791
    Abstract: Climber rose plant having very large, hybrid tea form flowers in large clusters; continuous bloom during the growing season; very vigorous climbing habit; strong, sweet fragrance; disease resistant foliage and ability to grow vigorously on its own roots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Assignee: Jackson & Perkins Wholesale, Inc.
    Inventor: Keith W. Zary
  • Patent number: PP17841
    Abstract: A new and distinct variety of rose plant of the Floribunda Class is provided which abundantly forms attractive pure white blossoms possessing a large number of petals and a configuration similar to that of an old-fashioned rose. The petals initially bear some pink coloration at the margins that is lost as the blossoms fully mature. The growth habit is compact and bushy. Very ornamental dark green and glossy foliage is formed that contrasts nicely with the white blossom coloration. The fragrance of the blossoms is distinctive and is reminiscent of citrus. The new variety is particularly well suited for forming attractive ornamentation in the landscape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2007
    Assignee: CP Delaware, Inc.
    Inventor: Alain A. Meilland
  • Patent number: PP17844
    Abstract: A new miniature rose plant which has abundant, long lasting, orange colored flowers and attractive foliage. The variety successfully propagates from softwood cuttings and is suitable for year round production in commercial glass houses as a flowering pot plant. This new and distinct variety has shown to be uniform and stable in the resulting generations from asexual propagation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2007
    Assignee: Cal Europe
    Inventor: Svend Jensen
  • Patent number: PP17873
    Abstract: ‘SPRoheather’ is a new and distinct variety of miniature rose plant, primarily identified by its fully double, classic hybrid tea form flowers of a medium pink, borne in clusters on a strong and upright plant. Flowers last a long time both on the plant and as cut flowers. Its dark green, semi-glossy foliage has shown exceptional resistance to powdery mildew.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2007
    Assignee: Nor'East Miniature Roses
    Inventor: James Sproul
  • Patent number: PP17910
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Impatiens plant named ‘Balolepeac’ , characterized by its double-type coral-colored flowers with lighter coral-colored edges, dark green-colored foliage, and compact, upright growth habit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2007
    Assignee: Ball Horticultural Company
    Inventor: Michael S. Uchneat
  • Patent number: PP17937
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Impatiens plant named ‘Balfiestarsa’, characterized by its double-type salmon-colored flowers with light red-colored mottling, dark green-colored foliage, and vigorous, upright mounded growth habit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2007
    Assignee: Ball Horticultural Company
    Inventor: Michael S. Uchneat
  • Patent number: PP17942
    Abstract: A new and distinct ground cover rose plant having very robust growth and high resistance to blackspot and powdery mildew.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2007
    Assignee: Rosen Tantau Mathias Tantau Nachfolger
    Inventor: Hans Jurgen Evers
  • Patent number: PP18053
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Petunia plant named ‘Balsunhopi’ characterized by its dark pink-colored flowers, dark green-colored foliage, excellent branching, and mounded, trailing growth habit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2007
    Assignee: Ball Horticultural Company
    Inventor: Kerry M. Meyer
  • Patent number: PP18149
    Abstract: Shrub rose plant having resistance to all major fungal diseases of roses; very large flower clusters; small, glossy foliage; compact plant habit; constant flower production and ease of propagation from soft or hardwood cuttings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2007
    Assignee: Jackson & Perkins Wholesale, Inc.
    Inventor: Keith W. Zary
  • Patent number: PP18179
    Abstract: A new miniature rose plant which has abundant, long lasting, white colored flowers and attractive foliage. The variety successfully propagates from softwood cuttings and is suitable for year round production in commercial glass houses as a flowering pot plant. This new and distinct variety has shown to be uniform and stable in the resulting generations from asexual propagation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Inventor: Svend Jensen
  • Patent number: PP18368
    Abstract: A new cultivar of Daphne plant named ‘HEWREB’ that is characterized by moderately dense habit, variegated dark green leaves with a broad yellow margin, and fragrant pale purple flowers. In combination these traits set ‘HEWREB’ apart from all other existing varieties of Daphne known to the inventor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Inventor: Steven Watson
  • Patent number: PP18397
    Abstract: Miniature rose plant having very compact but spreading plant habit, blooming constantly in clusters, easily propagated by softwood cuttings and small, disease resistant foliage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2008
    Assignee: Jackson & Perkins Wholesale, Inc.
    Inventor: Keith W. Zary
  • Patent number: PP18404
    Abstract: A new miniature rose plant which has abundant, long lasting, pink colored flowers and attractive foliage. The variety successfully propagates from softwood cuttings and is suitable for year round production in commercial glass houses as a flowering pot plant. This new and distinct variety has shown to be uniform and stable in the resulting generations from asexual propagation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2008
    Inventor: Svend Jensen
  • Patent number: PP18698
    Abstract: A petunia cultivar particularly distinguished by pink flowers with a red inner corolla throat and a mounding growth habit is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Assignee: Sakata Seed Corporation
    Inventor: Masao Bessho
  • Patent number: PP18729
    Abstract: A new rose plant that has abundant, red, white, and yellow flowers and attractive foliage. The variety successfully propagates from softwood cuttings and is suitable for year-round production in commercial glasshouses. This new and distinct variety has shown to be uniform and stable in the resulting generations from asexual propagation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Assignee: Poulsen Roser A/S
    Inventor: Mogens N. Olesen
  • Patent number: PP18770
    Abstract: A new variety of Hybrid Tea rose suitable for garden decoration, having flowers of blended orange and pink coloration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2008
    Assignee: Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc
    Inventor: Thomas F. Carruth