Patents Examined by Wendy Haas
  • Patent number: 8001722
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of enhancing the yield of harvested seed in plants by the application of selected doses of a physical plant stressor such as UV-C light (253.7 nm), X-rays, gamma ray, and electron beam irradiation to sowing seeds. This method can be used alone to enhance seed yield or in combination with standard seed treatments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Horizon Seed Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Lindsay Wilson, Glenn Frederick Heidinger
  • Patent number: 7935874
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of enhancing the yield of harvested seed in plants by the application of selected doses of a physical plant stressor such as UV-C light (253.7 nm), X-rays, gamma ray, and electron beam irradiation to sowing seeds. This method can be used alone to enhance seed yield or in combination with standard seed treatments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Horizon Seed Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles L. Wilson, Glenn Frederick Heidinger
  • Patent number: 7923248
    Abstract: The present invention relates to culturing isolated microspores and the subsequent generation of doubled-haploid plant lines that are suitable for the rapid selection of plants with improved composition and agronomic performance. Processes developed for the recovery of microspore-derived embryos from fennel and caraway may be adapted to related species in the Apiaceae family including, but not limited to, fennel, carrot, dill, anise, lovage, parsnip, and laceflower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: NRC
    Inventors: Alison M. R. Ferrie, Marie L. Mykytyshyn, Terry Bethune
  • Patent number: 7915006
    Abstract: Apparatus, methods, and systems for high throughput, useful sampling of seed, wherein viability is optionally maintained, are disclosed. Seed from one generation in a plant advancement experiment is individually sampled by removal and collection of tissue from the seed. The tissue is then processed to derive one or more biochemical, genetic, or phenotypic characteristic of the seed before a decision is made whether to utilize that seed further in a plant advancement experiment or other plant research and development. In some embodiments of the method, the sampling is controlled to remove a useful amount of tissue for analytical purposes without significant effect on viability potential of the sampled seed. In some embodiments, the sampling is controlled to deter contamination of the sample. In some embodiments, the seed is automatically positioned and oriented to facilitate efficient and accurate sampling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Cope, David Kurth
  • Patent number: PP21782
    Abstract: A new Chrysanthemum plant named ‘Frosty Yocheryl,’ particularly distinguished by the medium sized inflorescences with white colored mature ray florets, good floriferousness, dark green foliage with a well mounded plant habit, and a natural flowering season of early October.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
    Inventor: Mark A. Smith
  • Patent number: PP21783
    Abstract: A new Chrysanthemum plant named ‘Yogigi Snow,’ particularly distinguished by the small white flowers with strong stiff plants, short, compact and mounded plant habit with a natural flowering season about the middle of September.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
    Inventor: Mark A. Smith
  • Patent number: PP21787
    Abstract: A new cultivar of Phlox, ‘Aureole’, characterized by its flowers that are bright pink in color with yellow-green margins at the apex of each petal, its large flowers, its healthy foliage with a high degree of mildew resistance, and its compact plant habit with sturdy stems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Inventor: Jan Verschoor
  • Patent number: PP21802
    Abstract: A new and distinct Chrysanthemum plant cultivar is disclosed, characterized by large decorative type inflorescences, consistent flowering response to short days, blooming consistently after 49 days of short day length, dark red-purple ray florets, free branching habit, and a consistent natural season flowering habit during the second week of September.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Paraty BVBA
    Inventor: Dirk Pieters
  • Patent number: PP21816
    Abstract: A new variety of Hybrid Tea rose suitable for garden decoration, having flowers of ruby red coloration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas F. Carruth
  • Patent number: PP21822
    Abstract: A new cultivar of Pittosporum plant named ‘Elfin’ that is characterized by a small overall size, short light green leaves and a short crop time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Inventor: Faye Portman
  • Patent number: PP21878
    Abstract: A new cultivar of Phlox, ‘Jade’, characterized by its large flowers that are pure white in color with green tips at apex of each petal, its healthy foliage with a high degree of mildew resistance, and its compact plant habit with sturdy stems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Inventor: Jan Verschoor
  • Patent number: PP21904
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Gaura plant named ‘Summer Emotions’, characterized by its upright and outwardly spreading growth habit; moderately vigorous growth habit; freely branching habit; freely flowering habit; long flowering period; pink-colored flowers; and good garden performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Compass Plants B.V.
    Inventor: Piet R. J. Lommerse
  • Patent number: PP21925
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Tiarella plant characterized by large palmately-lobed leaves, with the terminal lobe the longest, a trailing habit, broad, dark brown markings following the veins, and excellent vigor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc.
    Inventor: Janet N. Egger
  • Patent number: PP21932
    Abstract: A new and distinct Echinacea plant named ‘Flame Thrower’ characterized by medium large bicolor orange and red ray florets, dark cones, free flowering, well-branched flower stalks, early bloom time, and excellent vigor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc.
    Inventor: Harini Korlipara
  • Patent number: PP21933
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Tiarella plant characterized by small palmately-lobed leaves, with the terminal lobe the longest, an excellent trailing habit, distinct, dark brown markings following the veins, and excellent vigor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc.
    Inventor: Janet N. Egger
  • Patent number: PP21935
    Abstract: A new and distinct Acer freemanii×rubrum cultivar, named the ‘Shelina's Beauty’ Maple is characterized by its variegated pigmentation of its leaves that varies with the age of the leaf, whereas trees of Acer freemanii×rubrum have no variegation known to the inventors. The ‘Shelina's Beauty’ Maple is also characterized by its drought and cold tolerance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Inventor: James David Cavett
  • Patent number: PP21943
    Abstract: A new and distinct Verbena plant named ‘Sumverb 0901’ having a compact growth habit and intense purple-colored flowers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Grünewald Veredelings B.V.
    Inventor: Mehdi Bathaeian
  • Patent number: PP21957
    Abstract: A new and distinct Echinacea plant named ‘Heavenly Dream’ characterized by medium size inflorescences, broad, white ray florets that curl down slightly, broad, white ray florets that curl down slightly, yellow orange cones, a low spreading habit, a free flowering, very well-branched flower stalks, and excellent vigor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc.
    Inventor: Harini Korlipara
  • Patent number: PP21976
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Spiraea plant named ‘Zelda’, characterized by its compact, upright, outwardly spreading and mounding plant habit; vigorous growth habit; freely branching habit; developing leaves that are orange red in color and become yellow green in color with development; numerous dark pink-colored flowers; and good garden performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Spring Meadow Nursery, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy D. Wood
  • Patent number: PP22095
    Abstract: A new and distinct apricot variety of Prunus armeniaca named ‘DANIEL’, particularly characterized by self-pollinating and self-fertile medium-sized tree with vigorous growth habit; good fruit productivity; early ripening with harvest of mature fruit in early May in Yizre'el Valley, Israel; medium-sized, freestone mature fruit, with deep orange skin color; and aromatic mature fruit which is of good eating quality(sweet-sour flavor, firm texture and moderate juice production).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: State of Israel, Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development, Agricultural Research Organization
    Inventors: Doron Holland, Irit Bar-Ya'akov, Kamel Hatib, Amnon Erez, Ze'ev Yablovitz, Raya Korchinsky