Patents Examined by Howard J. Locker
  • Patent number: PP16252
    Abstract: A new variety of Shrub rose suitable for garden decoration, having flowers of cerise coloration with a yellow center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Assignee: Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas F. Carruth
  • Patent number: PP16265
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Chrysanthemum plant named ‘Panama’, characterized by its decorative-type inflorescences with yellow orange-colored ray florets; freely flowering habit; early and uniform flowering response; and good postproduction longevity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Assignee: Deliflor Royalties B.V.
    Inventor: Arie Gerard Post
  • Patent number: PP16281
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Chrysanthemum plant named ‘Sunny Yoursula’, characterized by its compact, upright and outwardly spreading plant habit; freely branching habit; dense and full plant habit; uniform and freely flowering habit; small decorative-type inflorescences with elongated oblong-shaped ray florets; bright yellow-colored ray florets; and natural season flowering in mid September in the Northern Hemisphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2006
    Assignee: Yoder Brothers, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark A. Smith
  • Patent number: PP16317
    Abstract: A new miniature rose plant which has abundant, medium 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: October 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2006
    Assignee: Poulsen Roser A/S
    Inventor: Mogens N. Olesen
  • Patent number: PP16329
    Abstract: A new and distinct Hybrid Tea Rose plant variety with orange flowers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2006
    Assignee: Coiner Nursery
    Inventor: James W. Coiner
  • Patent number: PP16347
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Chrysanthemum plant named ‘Rosy Yovictoria’, characterized by its compact, upright and somewhat outwardly spreading plant habit; freely branching habit; dense and full plant habit; uniform and freely flowering habit; decorative-type inflorescences with elongated oblong-shaped ray florets; red purple-colored ray florets; and natural season flowering in late September in the Northern Hemisphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2006
    Assignee: Yoder Brothers, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark A. Smith
  • Patent number: PP16354
    Abstract: A new miniature rose plant which has abundant, apricot 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: February 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: Poulsen Roser A/S
    Inventors: L. Pernille Olesen, Mogens N. Olesen
  • Patent number: PP16377
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is new Viola cornuta plant named ‘Sunvioho’, which is a vegetative propagated variety that was developed by specific hybridization between ‘9V-39a’ and ‘Alpine Sun’. ‘Sunvioho’ has a spreading habit with very long stem. The plant height is low and the branching is abundant. Flowers are vertically oblong and very small. The color of flower is pale yellow green with vivid yellow eye. The plant has a high resistance to rain, cold, pests and diseases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Assignee: Suntory Flowers Limited
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Miyazaki, Naoto Takamura, Yukihiro Ikeda
  • Patent number: PP16381
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a new and distinct variety of Phlox plant having an ascending habit and low plant height. The Phlox plant has abundant branching, and many of blooms, the whole plant remaining in bloom for a considerable period of time. The flowers are single, the upper side color of the corolla is vivid reddish purple and a deep purplish red at the center. The under side color of the corolla is deep purplish pink and the outside of the corolla tube is pale purplish pink. The plant exhibits a high tolerance to heat and resistance to disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Assignee: Suntory Flowers Limited
    Inventor: Kiyoshi Miyazaki
  • Patent number: PP16382
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a new and distinct variety of Phlox plant having an ascending habit and low plant height. The Phlox plant has abundant branching, and great profusion of blooms, the whole plant remaining in bloom for a considerable period of time. The flowers are single, the upper side color of the corolla is light purplish pink and yellowish white at the center with strong reddish purple eye. The under side color of the corolla is pale purplish pink and the outside of the corolla tube is pale purplish pink. The plant exhibits a high tolerance to heat and resistance to disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Assignee: Suntory Flowers Limited
    Inventor: Kiyoshi Miyazaki
  • Patent number: PP16395
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Chyrsanthemum plant named ‘Sunny Yokristen’, characterized by its upright, outwardly spreading and rounded plant habit; freely branching habit; dense and full appearance; uniform and freely flowering habit; small daisy-type inflorescences with elongated oblong-shaped ray florets; pale yellow-colored ray florets and darker yellow-colored disc florets; natural season flowering in early October in the Northern Hemisphere; and good garden performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Assignee: Yoder Brothers, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark A. Smith
  • Patent number: PP16402
    Abstract: A new garden rose plant of the hybrid tea class which has abundant, apricot flowers and attractive foliage. This new and distinct variety has shown to be uniform and stable in the resulting generations from asexual propagation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Assignee: Poulsen Roser A/S
    Inventors: L. Pernille Olesen, Mogens N. Olesen
  • Patent number: PP16498
    Abstract: Grandiflora rose plant having large, well-formed flowers of dark red, non-fading flower color; large, glossy foliage; resistance to powdery mildew and rust; and ease of propagation by softwood cuttings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: Jackson & Perkins Wholesale, Inc.
    Inventor: Keith W. Zary
  • Patent number: PP16539
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a nectarine tree and more particularly to a new and distinct variety broadly characterized by a medium size, vigorous, hardy, self-fertile, productive and regular bearing tree. The fruit matures under the ecological conditions described approximately the last week in July, with first picking on Jul. 26, 2003. The fruit is uniformly large in size, excellent in flavor, globose in shape, clingstone in type, very firm in texture, white in flesh color, and red in skin color. The variety was developed as an open pollinated seedling from an unnamed white flesh nectarine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Inventor: Lowell Glen Bradford
  • Patent number: PP16572
    Abstract: A new variety of hybrid tea rose suitable for garden decoration, having flowers of orchid pink coloration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas F. Carruth
  • Patent number: PP16581
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Chrysanthemum plant named ‘Bold Yovanessa’, characterized by its upright and somewhat outwardly spreading plant habit; freely branching habit; dense and full plant habit; uniform and freely flowering habit; decorative-type inflorescences with elongated oblong-shaped ray florets; red purple-colored ray florets; and natural season flowering in mid October in the Northern Hemisphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Assignee: Yoder Brothers, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark A. Smith
  • Patent number: PP16664
    Abstract: Floribunda rose plant having long stems; large clusters of flowers; strong fragrance; healthy, dark green, glossy foliage and ease of root production from softwood cuttings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2006
    Assignee: Jackson & Perkins Wholesale, Inc.
    Inventor: Keith W. Zary
  • Patent number: PP16705
    Abstract: Shrub rose plant having large cluster size; vigorous growth; healthy, glossy foliage; novel flower color and ease of rooting as soft or hardwood cuttings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2006
    Assignee: Jackson and Perkins Wholesale, Inc.
    Inventor: Keith W. Zary
  • Patent number: PP16711
    Abstract: A new miniature rose plant which has abundant, apricot flowers and attractive dark green 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: October 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Assignee: Poulsen Roser A/S
    Inventor: Mogens N. Olesen
  • Patent number: PP16715
    Abstract: A new and distinct variety of pistachio tree, characterized by the rounded and upright growth of the plant and the glabrous and leathery characteristic of the foliage, which is particularly useful as a rootstock upon which commercial nut bearing pistachio varieties may be budded or grafted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Inventors: Henry P. Anderson, III, Kenneth L. Puryear