Patents by Inventor Stephen M. Ackerman

Stephen M. Ackerman 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: 20170006747
    Abstract: This invention relates to a new and distinct variety of strawberry plant named ‘PE-7.2059’. This new strawberry plant named ‘PE-7.2059’ is primarily adapted to the growing conditions of the central coast of California, and is primarily characterized by its large fruit size that is red in color, conical in shape with medium to strong gloss and a calyx that tends to be raised; seeds that range from level with to above the surface; medium plant size, with foliage that lacks gloss and has medium to strong interveinal blistering; fruiting truss pubescence that is strong and held strongly outward; and stolons, stipules and fruiting trusses that all lack anthocyanin coloration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Applicant: PLANT SCIENCES, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen M. Ackerman, Steven D. Nelson, Michael D. Nelson
  • Publication number: 20150250082
    Abstract: This invention relates to a new and distinct everbearing variety of raspberry plant named ‘PS-3218’. The new variety is primarily adapted to the growing conditions of the central coast of California and is characterized by the following: medium to small sized fruit of light red coloration. Fruit is of consistent conic shape, high gloss, very easy release from receptacle and poor flavor. Foliage is strongly concave, medium green; possessing weak rugosity and equal 3-5 foliates. Primocanes have a medium strength waxy coat, sparse thorn density and are absent of any anthocyanin coloration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Publication date: September 3, 2015
    Inventors: Scott ADAMS, Stephen M. ACKERMAN
  • Publication number: 20150195978
    Abstract: This invention relates to a new and distinct variety of strawberry plant named ‘PE-3.222’. This new strawberry plant named ‘PE-3.222’ is primarily adapted to the growing conditions of the central coast of California, and is primarily characterized by its orange red to red fruit color, large, conical fruit with medium to strong gloss and very good flavor, medium to small plant size, small, medium green foliage that is slightly flat to concave in cross section, and short fruiting trusses that are short and held beneath the plant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Applicant: PLANT SCIENCES, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen M. Ackerman, Steven D. Nelson, Michael D. Nelson
  • Publication number: 20150195977
    Abstract: This invention relates to a new and distinct variety of strawberry plant named ‘PRIZE’. This new strawberry plant named ‘PRIZE’ is primarily adapted to the growing conditions of the central coast of California, and is primarily characterized by its orange red fruit color, small fruit size and very uniform fruit shape and color, medium to large plant size, medium to large foliage with medium green color, strongly concave foliage typically lacking gloss, and medium length fruiting trusses which are typically held level with to beneath the foliage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Applicant: PLANT SCIENCES, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen M. Ackerman, Steven D. Nelson, Michael D. Nelson
  • Publication number: 20150195979
    Abstract: This invention relates to a new and distinct variety of strawberry plant named ‘PE-6.2036’. This new strawberry plant named ‘PE-6.2036’ is primarily adapted to the growing conditions of the central coast of California, and is primarily characterized by its medium fruit size that is red in color, cordiform in shape with medium to strong gloss and very good flavor, seeds that tend to be level with to below the surface, medium to large plant size, with medium to dark green foliage, and medium to long fruiting trusses that are generally held even with the plant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Applicant: PLANT SCIENCES, INC.
    Inventors: STEPHEN M. ACKERMAN, STEVEN D. NELSON, MICHAEL D. NELSON
  • Publication number: 20150195980
    Abstract: This invention relates to a new and distinct variety of strawberry plant named ‘PE-3.219’. This new strawberry plant named ‘PE-3.219’ is primarily adapted to the growing conditions of the central coast of California, and is primarily characterized by its medium to small, uniform fruit that is very glossy and firm, medium plant size that is dense with strong vigor, medium to dark green foliage, and medium to large foliage with medium to strong interveinal blistering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Applicant: PLANT SCIENCES, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen M. Ackerman, Steven D. Nelson, Michael D. Nelson
  • Publication number: 20140157465
    Abstract: This invention relates to a new and distinct variety of strawberry plant named ‘TRIUMPH’. This new strawberry plant named ‘TRIUMPH’ is primarily adapted to the growing conditions of the central coast of California, and is primarily characterized by its medium to large plant size, occasional fourth leaflet per tri-foliate, moderate to heavy petiole pubescence, medium to long fruiting trusses, and very attractive, medium-sized berry with good gloss, even red color and conical shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: PLANT SCIENCES, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen M. Ackerman, Steven D. Nelson, Michael D. Nelson
  • Publication number: 20120151646
    Abstract: This invention relates to a new and distinct variety of strawberry plant named ‘MERIT’. This new strawberry plant named ‘MERIT’ is primarily adapted to the growing conditions of the central coast of California, and is primarily characterized by its small fruit size; orange red to red fruit color; uniformly shaped conical berries; and small sized plant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventors: Stephen M. Ackerman, Steven D. Nelson, Michael D. Nelson
  • Patent number: PP21415
    Abstract: This invention relates to a new and distinct variety of strawberry plant named ‘RELIANCE’. This new strawberry plant named ‘RELIANCE’ is primarily adapted to the growing conditions of the central coast of California, and is primarily characterized by its large to very large fruit size; red to dark red fruit color; high productivity; medium sized plant; calyx that tends to be more equal to the diameter of the fruit; uniformly shaped, conical berries with good flavor; and relatively short fruiting trusses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignees: Plant Sciences, Inc., Berry R&D, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen M. Ackerman, Steven D. Nelson, Michael D. Nelson
  • Patent number: PP21685
    Abstract: This invention relates to a new and distinct everbearing variety of raspberry plant named ‘ELEGANCE’. The new variety is primarily adapted to the growing conditions of the central coast of California and is characterized by the following: firm, glossy medium-red fruit of conic shape, even color, and very good flavor. Foliage is slightly to strongly concave, medium green; possessing medium to strong rugosity and mostly 3-foliate. Primocanes have a weak waxy coat, medium thorn density, and weak anthocyanin coloration. Time of production of the floricane crop is early.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignees: Plant Sciences, Inc., Berry R&D, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen M. Ackerman, Scott W. Adams
  • Patent number: PP23290
    Abstract: This invention relates to a new and distinct variety of strawberry plant named ‘PS-1.125’. This new strawberry plant named ‘PS-1.125’ is primarily adapted to the growing conditions of the central coast of California, and is primarily characterized by its medium red skin color, conical fruit shape, very good fruit flavor, early fruit ripening, medium to large plant, and long fruiting truss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignees: Berry R&D, Inc., Plant Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen M. Ackerman, Steven D. Nelson, Michael D. Nelson
  • Patent number: PP23291
    Abstract: This invention relates to a new and distinct variety of strawberry plant named ‘PS-3.108’. This new strawberry plant named ‘PS-3.108’ is primarily adapted to the growing conditions of the central coast of California, and is primarily characterized by its dark red to red fruit color, large to very large fruit size, medium plant vigor, conical fruit shape, firm fruit flesh, and early fruit ripening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignees: Berry R&D, Inc., Plant Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen M. Ackerman, Steven D. Nelson, Michael D. Nelson
  • Patent number: PP23745
    Abstract: This invention relates to a new and distinct variety of strawberry plant named ‘MERIT’. This new strawberry plant named ‘MERIT’ is primarily adapted to the growing conditions of the central coast of California, and is primarily characterized by its small fruit size; orange red to red fruit color; uniformly shaped conical berries; and small sized plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignees: Plant Sciences, Inc., Berry R&D, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen M. Ackerman, Steven D. Nelson, Michael D. Nelson
  • Patent number: PP24950
    Abstract: This invention relates to a new and distinct variety of strawberry plant named ‘TRIUMPH’. This new strawberry plant named ‘TRIUMPH’ is primarily adapted to the growing conditions of the central coast of California, and is primarily characterized by its medium to large plant size, occasional fourth leaflet per tri-foliate, moderate to heavy petiole pubescence, medium to long fruiting trusses, and very attractive, medium-sized berry with good gloss, even red color and conical shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Plant Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen M. Ackerman, Steven D. Nelson, Michael D. Nelson
  • Patent number: PP26193
    Abstract: This invention relates to a new and distinct variety of strawberry plant named ‘PRIZE’. This new strawberry plant named ‘PRIZE’ is primarily adapted to the growing conditions of the central coast of California, and is primarily characterized by its orange red fruit color, small fruit size and very uniform fruit shape and color, medium to large plant size, medium to large foliage with medium green color, strongly concave foliage typically lacking gloss, and medium length fruiting trusses which are typically held level with to beneath the foliage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Plant Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen M. Ackerman, Steven D. Nelson, Michael D. Nelson
  • Patent number: PP26194
    Abstract: This invention relates to a new and distinct variety of strawberry plant named ‘PE-3.222’. This new strawberry plant named ‘PE-3.222’ is primarily adapted to the growing conditions of the central coast of California, and is primarily characterized by its orange red to red fruit color, large, conical fruit with medium to strong gloss and very good flavor, medium to small plant size, small, medium green foliage that is slightly flat to concave in cross section, and short fruiting trusses that are short and held beneath the plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Plant Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen M. Ackerman, Steven D. Nelson, Michael D. Nelson
  • Patent number: PP26195
    Abstract: This invention relates to a new and distinct variety of strawberry plant named ‘PE-3.219’. This new strawberry plant named ‘PE-3.219’ is primarily adapted to the growing conditions of the central coast of California, and is primarily characterized by its medium to small, uniform fruit that is very glossy and firm, medium plant size that is dense with strong vigor, medium to dark green foliage, and medium to large foliage with medium to strong interveinal blistering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Plant Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen M. Ackerman, Steven D. Nelson, Michael D. Nelson
  • Patent number: PP26209
    Abstract: This invention relates to a new and distinct variety of strawberry plant named ‘PE-6.2036’. This new strawberry plant named ‘PE-6.2036’ is primarily adapted to the growing conditions of the central coast of California, and is primarily characterized by its medium fruit size that is red in color, cordiform in shape with medium to strong gloss and very good flavor, seeds that tend to be level with to below the surface, medium to large plant size, with medium to dark green foliage, and medium to long fruiting trusses that are generally held even with the plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Plant Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen M. Ackerman, Steven D. Nelson, Michael D. Nelson
  • Patent number: PP27504
    Abstract: This invention relates to a new and distinct everbearing variety of raspberry plant named ‘INTREPID’. The new variety is primarily adapted to the growing conditions of the central coast of California and is characterized by the following: medium to small sized fruit of light red coloration. Fruit is of consistent conic shape, high gloss, very easy release from receptacle and poor flavor. Foliage is strongly concave, medium green; possessing weak rugosity and equal 3-5 foliates. Primocanes have a medium strength waxy coal, sparse thorn density and are absent of any anthocyanin coloration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Plant Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Adams, Stephen M. Ackerman
  • Patent number: PP28756
    Abstract: This invention relates to a new and distinct variety of strawberry plant named ‘PE-7.2059’. This new strawberry plant named ‘PE-7.2059’ is primarily adapted to the growing conditions of the central coast of California, and is primarily characterized by its large fruit size that is red in color, conical in shape with medium to strong gloss and a calyx that tends to be raised; seeds that range from level with to above the surface; medium plant size, with foliage that lacks gloss and has medium to strong interveinal blistering; fruiting truss pubescence that is strong and held strongly outward; and stolons, stipules and fruiting trusses that all lack anthocyanin coloration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Plant Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen M. Ackerman, Steven D. Nelson, Michael D. Nelson