Patents by Inventor Richard Fletcher

Richard Fletcher has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20230172139
    Abstract: This disclosure describes clubroot (CR) resistant plants; in particular, CR resistant Brassica plants, including B. napus. CR resistant plants include all or part of at least one genomic sequence of a B. napus parent genome that confers clubroot resistance. The genomic sequence may be a genomic sequence from chromosome N03, chromosome N04, and/or chromosome N08.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2021
    Publication date: June 8, 2023
    Applicant: Cargill, Incorporated
    Inventors: Paul A. COVEY, Benyuan DANG, Richard FLETCHER, Lisa Elizabeth SULLIVAN
  • Patent number: 11517025
    Abstract: Specialty canola oil is provided with preferred stability, flavor, and low levels of saturates. Plants, seeds, and oil contain 3.5% to 5% total saturates, greater than 18% linoleic acid, and less than 3% linolenic acid. The oil of the invention provides not only lower saturates levels but also acceptable frying stability and improved flavor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Cargill, Incorporated
    Inventor: Richard Fletcher
  • Publication number: 20220127630
    Abstract: Provided herein are Brassica plants that produce one or more of omega-3 docosapentaenoic acid (DHA), docosapentaenoic acid (DPA), and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and methods of making such plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Applicant: Cargill, Incorporated
    Inventors: Richard FLETCHER, Kristin P. MONSER-GRAY
  • Patent number: 10709079
    Abstract: Brassica plants producing oils with a low total saturated fatty acid content and methods for producing such plants are described. The oils have a low total saturated fatty acid in combination with a low, mid, or high oleic acid content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Cargill, Incorporated
    Inventors: Honggang Zheng, Kevin Brandt, Richard Fletcher, Daren Coonrod
  • Patent number: 10440915
    Abstract: This invention relates to a canola hybrid cultivar designated 15RH0611 that includes plants, DNA, and seeds of canola 15RH0611. Methods for producing canola plants, such as canola plant varieties, hybrid canola plants, or other canola plants, as by crossing canola 15RH0611 with itself or any different canola plant are also part of this invention as are the resultant canola plants including the plant parts and seeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Cargill, Incorporated
    Inventor: Richard Fletcher
  • Patent number: 10440909
    Abstract: This invention relates to a canola hybrid cultivar designated 15RH0613 that includes plants, DNA, and seeds of canola 15RH0613. Methods for producing canola plants, such as canola plant varieties, hybrid canola plants, or other canola plants, as by crossing canola 15RH0613 with itself or any different canola plant are also part of this invention as are the resultant canola plants including the plant parts and seeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Cargill, Incorporated
    Inventor: Richard Fletcher
  • Patent number: 10440916
    Abstract: This invention relates to a canola hybrid cultivar designated 15RH0612 that includes plants, DNA, and seeds of canola 15RH0612. Methods for producing canola plants, such as canola plant varieties, hybrid canola plants, or other canola plants, as by crossing canola 15RH0612 with itself or any different canola plant are also part of this invention as are the resultant canola plants including the plant parts and seeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Cargill, Incorporated
    Inventor: Richard Fletcher
  • Publication number: 20190174788
    Abstract: Specialty canola oil is provided with preferred stability, flavor, and low levels of saturates. Plants, seeds, and oil contain 3.5% to 5% total saturates, greater than 18% linoleic acid, and less than 3% linolenic acid. The oil of the invention provides not only lower saturates levels but also acceptable frying stability and improved flavor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventor: Richard FLETCHER
  • Patent number: 10286404
    Abstract: A disposal system includes a sink; a disposal unit located under the sink and connected in fluid communication with a drain of the sink; a control unit configured to operate the disposal unit; and means for detecting an unintended object that passes through the drain of the sink and enters the disposal unit, resulting in stopping operation of the disposal unit. The means for detecting an unintended object that enters the disposal unit resulting in stopping operation of the disposal unit comprises a sensor and associated circuitry that detects an unintended object and triggers the control unit to stop operation. In different preferred embodiments the sensor respectively includes a capacitive sensor; a capacitive plate; magnetic shielding surrounding the disposal unit in the area of the sensor; a double ā€œDā€ coil arrangement; a concentric detection coil for detecting magnetic ringdown; an ultrasonic sensor; a microphone; and combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Samelin Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Starkey, Juan Carlos Perez, Raeshon McNeil, Kurt Alan Jordan, Richard Fletcher
  • Publication number: 20180064052
    Abstract: This invention relates to a canola hybrid cultivar designated 15RH0613 that includes plants, DNA, and seeds of canola 15RH0613. Methods for producing canola plants, such as canola plant varieties, hybrid canola plants, or other canola plants, as by crossing canola 15RH0613 with itself or any different canola plant are also part of this invention as are the resultant canola plants including the plant parts and seeds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventor: Richard FLETCHER
  • Publication number: 20180064051
    Abstract: This invention relates to a canola hybrid cultivar designated 15RH0612 that includes plants, DNA, and seeds of canola 15RH0612. Methods for producing canola plants, such as canola plant varieties, hybrid canola plants, or other canola plants, as by crossing canola 15RH0612 with itself or any different canola plant are also part of this invention as are the resultant canola plants including the plant parts and seeds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventor: Richard FLETCHER
  • Publication number: 20180054992
    Abstract: This invention relates to a canola hybrid cultivar designated 15RH0611 that includes plants, DNA, and seeds of canola 15RH0611. Methods for producing canola plants, such as canola plant varieties, hybrid canola plants, or other canola plants, as by crossing canola 15RH0611 with itself or any different canola plant are also part of this invention as are the resultant canola plants including the plant parts and seeds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventor: Richard FLETCHER
  • Patent number: 9741222
    Abstract: A blister package with an integrated RFID tag is provided. The conductive lidding material is modified to serve not only to seal some contents within some formed blister film, but also to act as an RFID tag antenna. An electronic circuit is electrically connected to the lidding film antenna. Methods of manufacture which integrate with conventional blister package manufacturing processes are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Inventors: Tom Ahlkvist Scharfeld, Richard Fletcher
  • Patent number: 9695434
    Abstract: Brassica plants producing oils with a low alpha-linolenic acid content and methods for producing such plants are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: CARGILL, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Daren Coonrod, Kevin Brandt, Honggang Zheng, Zhizheng Chen, Richard Fletcher
  • Publication number: 20160309672
    Abstract: The present disclosure sets forth alleles at two genetic loci whose presence reduces the saturated fatty acid content of Brassica seeds. Methods for producing plants containing those alleles, and which produce seeds having low saturated fatty acid content, are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventors: Richard FLETCHER, David HERRMANN, Honggang ZHENG
  • Patent number: 9445962
    Abstract: A wheelchair platform comprises a tilting platform for a wheelchair comprising a base to support the wheelchair in use and a back wall. The platform is pivotably connected between a pair of side supports in a compact construction. Actuators, such as hydraulic rams, are operable to tilt the platform. The pivot axis for the platform is forward of the back wall and above the base. The actuators are also forward of the back wall. The platform swings forward when tilting. The base may be hinged approximately half way along its length to allow the front half to be folded over for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Design Specific, Ltd.
    Inventors: Richard Fletcher, John Godwin Walters
  • Publication number: 20160208195
    Abstract: Brassica plants producing oils with a low total saturated fatty acid content and methods for producing such plants are described. The oils have a low total saturated fatty acid in combination with a low, mid, or high oleic acid content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Inventors: Honggang Zheng, Kevin Brandt, Richard Fletcher, Daren Coonrod
  • Patent number: 9334483
    Abstract: Brassica plants producing oils with a low total saturated fatty acid content and methods for producing such plants are described. The oils have a low total saturated fatty acid in combination with a low, mid, or high oleic acid content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: CARGILL, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Honggang Zheng, Kevin Brandt, Richard Fletcher, Daren Kenneth Coonrod
  • Publication number: 20160040413
    Abstract: A disposal system includes a sink; a disposal unit located under the sink and connected in fluid communication with a drain of the sink; a control unit configured to operate the disposal unit; and means for detecting an unintended object that passes through the drain of the sink and enters the disposal unit, resulting in stopping operation of the disposal unit. The means for detecting an unintended object that enters the disposal unit resulting in stopping operation of the disposal unit comprises a sensor and associated circuitry that detects an unintended object and triggers the control unit to stop operation. In different preferred embodiments the sensor respectively includes a capacitive sensor; a capacitive plate; magnetic shielding surrounding the disposal unit in the area of the sensor; a double ā€œDā€ coil arrangement; a concentric detection coil for detecting magnetic ringdown; an ultrasonic sensor; a microphone; and combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventors: Michael STARKEY, Juan Carlos PEREZ, Raeshon MCNEIL, Kurt Alan JORDAN, Richard Fletcher
  • Patent number: 9185861
    Abstract: Brassica plants producing oils with a low alpha-linolenic acid content and methods for producing such plants are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Cargill, Incorporated
    Inventors: Daren Kenneth Coonrod, Kevin Brandt, Honggang Zheng, Zhizheng Chen, Richard Fletcher